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The British Columbian, Weekly Edition Oct 2, 1889

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Oflice, will confer a favor by reporting the
same to the oflice ot publication nt once.
for years past, and Hatehett's, as a
coaching house, 1ms been merely the
rendezvous for the spanking teams
which the four-in-hand club
"tool" for their amusement. The
uso for the Cellars has departed v/ith
the old coaching days, and a more
practical age, wliich has no use for
any vehicle slower than tho locomotive, has decreed that tho venerable
relio of the Tom and Jerry period
must give place to something worthy
of the glories of the Picadilly of today, the thoroughfare of tho -'niash-
or," and the main artery of fashionable London.
is concerned. Why limit our view
to a British federation ? Why not
"hifcoli our wagon to a star" and
declare for Anglo-Saxon federation?
Not, perhaps, to have American
members in tho parliament of the
empire; but at least to havo an
alliance, offensive and defensive,
absolute freedom of intercourse, and
such material consideration in the
framing of laws thnt overy citizen of
either country would be practically
a citizen of the other also.
Weekly Britisli Columbian.
W.durHdnj Morning, Oct. ». 1881).
We have it upon the authority of
no less a personage than the biographer of the renowned Mr. Pickwick
that "Sam Weller's  knowledge of
London was extensive and peculiar."
Sam, like the true cockney he was,
waB at home in any portion of the
great metropolis or its environs, but
should it bo permitted the shade of
Mr. Pickwick's body servant to revisit the haunts he was in lifetimo
so familiar with, lie would find that
tho "old order changeth, giving place
to new."   Evans', in Ooyent garden,
and "dirty Dick's" in the cast end,
tho  old Saracen's Head on Snow
Hill, as well   us many other well
known   landmarks, have   been improved' out of all knowledge.   During   the  past ten years moro especially, London has been undergoing
a  transforming process  whicli  is
truly astonishing, so   that  a critic
writing to a New York paper confesses that the largest city in the
world is rapidly becoming beautiful,
Quite recently Seven Dials, with its
squalid misery, its narrow streets
connected by more narrow lanes, its
bird  shops, its bull-dogs  and  its
thieves'  kitehens,  has practically
been wiped out, and stately Shaftesbury avenue and Cambridge Circus
have  transformed  the face of the
whole neighborhood.   This has all
happened within the past four or
five years, and the old Hyde Park
corner, with its equestrian statue of
tho Iron Duke, is altogether changed
for the better. The Thames embankment is a thing of modern London,
and tho fine palatial club houses and
hotels being erected thereabouts are
rapidly making that part of London
the finest sito in the world. Already
the National Liberal Olub (tho largest institution of its kind in existence) has its building erected, and
quite recently Mr. Gladstone hold a
reception on its terrace, overlooking
tho river,  Tho old White Hurl Inn,
where Sain first made tho acquaintance   of  Mr. Pickwick, is now in
course of demolition, and in a few
weeks   the Borough will know no
more the quaint courtyard with its
galleries  around, from   which the
pretty chambermaid would flirt with
the amorous Sam.   In Picadilly another historic spot is to disappear,
for White Horse Cellars, the starting place of the old stage coaches, is
to  be turned into shops.   Many a
time   and  oft must Sam's father,
(who it will be remembered was a
redoubtable "whip") have stretched
his legs in the Cellars and tasted the
brown October before mounting the
box.   But Wellor, Sr., long ago left
Picadilly and the Cellars, and ever
since  his day change uftor ohango
has been made,   The postillions and
tho chambermaids have beon non est
.   The Globe of the 18th returns to
the Behring Sen mattor in a style
which raises several questions.   Thi
article is headed "Private right of
navigators to resist pirates"; and—
tho   "Rush" being, of   course, the
"pirate"—the tone of the article may
be inferred from the heading. Canadian sealers are ud vised simply to
resist the American cutters, and, if
possible, capturo   them   and   bring
them   into  a   British   port, to be
handed over to the law us pirates.
We   must   confess  thut we agree
with the Globe so far, that we consider the action of the Rush piratical , but the blame lies at Washington  and  not on board the cutter.
Notwithstanding that,  however, if
the question was to be settled between tho American cutters and the
sealers, we would heartily second
our cotemporary's advice.    But tho
settlement does not lie there. When
we are robbed in these days, we apply to the polioe j and the British
government is the head constable in j
this case.   But, says tho Globe, the
British   government has "meekly"
submitted, and Ottawa has followed
suit.   This, of  course,   raises  the
whole question of I lin proper method
of settlement of international disputes.   The old British style was to
lick him first and argue afterwards,
but it by no means follows that because  that   method   has not been
adopted in this instance, our government has "submitted"—meekly or
otherwise.  Nor do we think it need
be   feared   that   Britain will   lose
power or prestigo by following a
more humane and Christian method,
All the world knows that the "tight
little island" could beat the big republic to its knees in a fortnight;
but  all tho world also knows that
such a war would be the greatest
calamity which could befall civilization, and the statesman who would
invito the disaster—who would refuse first to exhaust every possibility
of honorable diplomacy—would go
down to posterity a man accursed.
But we are afraid we cannot give
our cotemporary credit for being
stupid enough to believe in the correctness of its own statements. We
referred the other day to the opposition between the policies—or,
should we say, the ideas?—of Imperial federation and unrestricted
reciprocity. Now it may seem ridiculous to accuse the Globe of using
the Behring Sea matter as ammunition in its party warfare; yet it is
beyond doubt that it hopes these
captured sealskins will go a certain
length towards saving ita political
associates from the chilly atmosphere of the opposition benches. We
do not believe that the Globe is
tainted with disloyalty in the ordinary sense of the word; but its
treatment of Imperial federation,
and its statement in the article before us that the British government
has "deserted" its subjects in the
Behring Sea matter, make it quite
evident that it does not believe in
allowing sentiment to stand in the
way of business. Unrestricted reciprocity is the platform of the Reformers, and the Conservatives have
been busy labelling that platform
"disloyal" and "annexationist." It
is, therefore, tho business of the Reform organs to show, first, that the
labels are not true, and, secondly,
that it would make little practical
difference if they were true, since
loyalty does not pay.
By-elections are eagerly watched
by politicians  the  world over, as
they constitute   a   convenient   .nd
quietly safe means of   feeling the
public pulse us to its temper towards
the administration of the day in the
interval between  general elections.
Both   government   and  opposition
are equally interested in these occasional tests that the ordinary vicissitudes of human affairs necessitate,
and each is wont to make capital
out of tho result, when the public
verdict will permit.   Although certain circumstances may detract from
the value of by-elections as accurate
and trustworthy gauges of the general sentiment of the electorate toward the party in power, yet no one
attempts   to  ignore  the fact that
these events have their significance.
Within the past six months three
by-elections have been necessitated
in this province, nnd the fact that
mon favorable to the present administration of provincial affairs have
been returned iu every instance—
and by good majorities in two instances, at Victoria and Lillooet:
in the case of Air. Haslam,of Nanaimo, by acclamation—cannot but
be accepted by the government as a
gratifying indication that their general course and policy, at least, is
approved by tho country.   A point
that might be noted respecting the
three by-eleotions referred to above
is that the government neither lost
nor gained  by the result of  those
elections, as government members
represented   the constituencies before.   The fourth by-election of the
year will  take  place in this city
shortly.   In this case the conditions
are slightly different, the late incumbent, Mr. Bole, having been the
right    bower,   so    to    speak,  of
the   leader of  the opposition for
the  last  threo   years,   and   having  beon  returned  at  that time
by a very large  majority over  his
opponent, a government man.    For
thiB reason   the   impending contest
in Westminster will be a more than
usually  interesting one.    How it
will go we shall not attempt now to
predict;   but, unless we very much
mistake public  sentiment  in
city, it will be found that  tho temper of the constituency has changed
in the direction of being much more
favorable to the government   than
at the last  general  election.   And
there are not wanting  reasons  for
this change.   It  will  certainly be
very significant, to begin with, if no
candidate is found to come out as an
avowed oppositionist  on  this occasion.   Time will  tell, but we do
not believe that the opposition banner will be  openly and  fearlessly
borne by any one inthe coming contest.
Advocated for tho Pope.   Germany
will Fight for Honor.  Eliza
Cook's Literary Pension.
The Ives Trial.    Price of Coal
Raised.  $80,000 Hotel Fire.
U. S. Enterprise.
Collapse of a Buffalo Speculation,
U. S. Navy Yard on the Sound.
No Chinese Reprisals.
But aside from those to whom
party success is the first consideration, there appears to be a tendency
to identify Imperial federation with
what wo may call the ultra-loyal
sentiment, and unrestricted reciprocity with tho "Oanoda first"
feeling—tho feeling that British
connection is a good thing, so long
as we have not to pay too much for
it. This arises, of courso, from the
assumption that the two policies uro
incompatible, Aro they f Certainly
not so far as our sido of the matter
When the steamship "Anadyr,"
of the Messageries Martimes, was
sunk the other day in a collision off
Aden with the "Oxus" of the same
company, she carried down into
seven fathoms of water, 174 cases
of silver ingots, valued at 950,000
francs, which were destined for the
Indo-Ohina Bank ,123 cases of gold
wire for Madras, 113 cases of
watches, several cases of jewollery
for Saigon, valuable woven stuffs
for China, 800 sacks of Bordeaux
wine and 100 cases of  champagne.
One of the characteristics of
Queen Victoria is a loyal regard for
hor frienck, in whatever w.Jk of lifo
they may happen to be. Tho death
of Mrs. Hull, for many yours nurse
iu the royal household, has just been
commemorated by the erection of a
marble monument, at the instance of
the Queen and and her children,
over the grave of the deceased. The
inscription upon the stone reads:
"This stone is placed in affectionate
remembrance of past years by Victoria, Albert Edward, Alfred, Helena, Louise, Arthur and Beatrice."
After recording tho name and age
of Mrs. Hull tho inscription continues : "Sho rendered humble, true
and laudable sorvice us nurse in the
household of Queen Victoria from
18 "1 to 1859, and was honored with
tho confidence and affectionate regard of her Majesty and every mombor of tho roynl family until hor
lifo's end."
Lo.iiiiin, Sept. 25.—A great demnn-
Bti'titiiiti in f-ivur nf tlm Po;)tj wns given
by tho Catliulic.i hero yesterday. Tliu
mooting wills attended by 5,000 or fi,-
000 nf tlio Faithful sons nf the church.
They adopted u resolution expressing
their sympathy with the Holy Father,
and urging the restoration of the temporal power as tho only remedy for
his grievances. Tho Pope sent liis
blessing to all present.
Berlin, Sopt. 25.-Prince Bismarck
is ill and unable to. come to Berlin today to tnko part in the preparations
for the reception of tlio Czir.
London, Sept. 25.—The death is
announced of Eliza Cook, authoress
and phiianthrophist.
London, Sept. 25.—Boulanger bears
up with remarkable severity under the
disappointment of his hopes for the result of Sunday's elections. Ho is still
hopeful, despite the large majority
against him and Chamber, and declares
he has not lost faith in the futuro.
"The government everywhere steal
votes like ravens," he asserts, '-and
thoir majorities are easily accounted
for." He predicts that the majority
will prove unmanageable, and that
France will soon be calling for Boulanger.
London, Sept. 25.—Eliza Cook,
poetess, who diet* to-day at Wimble-
don, where Bhe has been living in seclusion for many years, subsisted
chiefly on a literary pension of $100
per year, obtained in 1864. She was
71 years of oge.
Berlin, Sept 25.—The Post saya,
editorially: "Although wa are well
(ware that every party in France de.
sires the honor of revenge, we have no
desire to contend with a nation paralyzed by Boulangism. If there must
be a struggle, let it be honorublo in
every acceptation of the term.''
Dublin, Sept. 25.—A number of
quarrymen, employed on Parnell's
estate at Asklow, threaten to Btrike in
order to compel the substitution of a
local Nationalist for the present agent
of the estate, who is obnoxious to the
without opposition.
London, Sept. 25.—Mr. Leng, Lib-
oral, was eleoted to the vacant parliamentary seat for Dundee, without opposition.
Ottawa, Sept. 25.—It is probablo
that the minister of marines may order
an investigation in the Baltic case. If
the charge of ill-treatment by Hambly
iB proved accurate it would give the
government power to cancel the certificate of the officer in charge of the
Toronto, Sept. 25.—The coal dealers decided this morning to increase
prices the 1st of October on stove and
chestnut, from 85.50 to $6; grate and
egg, from $5.25 to $5.76.
Cape May, N. J., Sept. 25.-At
1 o'clock this morning, the new Columbia hotel was found to bo on Are, and
was totally destroyed together with
Koonig's saloon and garden adjoining.
The proprietor, Frank Hildreth, and
wifo wero in the house but escaped
wil liout difficulty. Property worth
about $80,000 was consumed. The
hotel wub partially destroyed hy lire
in Juno, 1879, bofore being fully completed. A north-east storm which
prevailed proved of valuable assistance
to firemen. The cause of the firo is
not known.
New York, Sent. 25.—The jury
in llie Xvos case, who disagreed and
wero discharged, stood nino for conviction, 2 for aoquittal. Tho others
could not make up tlieir minds, as to
the guilt or innoceuce. Ivos was remanded to the Tombs.
ptjoet sound u. s. navy yard.
Washington, Sept. 25.—The commission appointed to select a site for a
navy yard on the Pacifio coast, north
of 42nd parallel, have recommended to
the secretary of tho navy the selection
of a point on Pugot Sound. Thoy
say that a sito should bo sought bo-
liindBainbridgelsland, which possesses
advantages ovor nil other points.
Buffalo, N. Y., Sopt. 25.—A' firm
of Buffalo speculators known us tho
Big Bend Tunnel and Mining Oo. collapsed to-day i loss 82,000,000. Dr.
Pioroo, the patent mediolne manufacturer, ia tlio president and principal
stock-holder. Tho capital of tlio company was §20,000,000.   California wos
the chief field of operations. The
Feather River in Butt County, Cal.,
with its rich gold deposits, was the
allurement, but the task nf getting the
metal was too colosBal. The only revenue the company can now expect is
from the sale of these lands, some of
which are valuable.
Montgomery, Ala., Sept. 25.—A
mail train on tho Mobile & Ohio Railroad was stopped at Buck Alluiui
bridge, near Mobile, this morning, and
robbed of §2,600 express money, and
a numbor of registered letters.
New York, Sept. 25.—Arrived,
str. "City of Paris," six days and II!
minutes.   Best day's   run, 490 milos.
San Frahcisoo, Sept. 25.—The steamer Walla VVulla, which arrived frotn Victoria yestorday, was closely inspected by
the customs officers this morning, as it
was believed that she contained smuggled
opium. One of them began to poke into
the hot ashes under the furnace. He
soon came upon a half-charred five-tad
opium box, and continuing his search,
found about thirty more. The opium
in the boxes had been so badly roasted
as to be entirely worthless.
fatal pall.
Ellis H. Bra;-, a foreman carpenter,
fell this morning from the roof of an engine liouse which is being reconstructed
and was killed.
Chicago, Sopt. 25.—Seth Twombley,
engineer nf the freight engine which last
ovening crashed into a train on the Itock
Island road and killed five poople, had a
narrow escape from being lynched today. The crowd pursued him, but he
escaped and was arrested later. It is
said that he was drunk last night.
Boston, Mass., Sept. 26.—Republican state convention, first ballot for
governor: Bruckott, 743; Crapo, 674.
Brackett's nomination was made unanimously.
New Bedford, Muss., Sept. 25.—
Capt. Georgo T. Bauldiy, the well-
known Arctio whaleman, died at Monument to-day, aged 04. He was the
most successful whaling captain in
the northern waters. In the last five
seasons he took 124 whales.
New York, Sept. 25.—Rumors
cently prevailing about the issue of
new securities hy the sugar trust, and
the continued decline in the price of
mw sugar on the London market, have
apparently struck terror into the heart
of small holders, and as a result the
price of certificates dropped rapidly
this morning from 102$, at which they
closed last night, to 97i. About 7,-
000 shares were sold. On reaching
97i there was moro support extended
tu those certificates und a recovery to
99 took placo. During the decline the
crowd of brokers dealing in certificates
was tho largest since thoy were put on
the market. Much anxiety is folt
with regard to the future of the market. Cables from London, to-day, roport the market for raw sugar weak,
and declining. But sugnr, which a short
timo ago quoted at 27s. 6d., is, to-day,
13s., in tho same period, the price of
sugar certificates declined from 126 to
to-day's figure, 97A.
Mary.-, • ii.le, Cal., Sept. 26.—Lom
Lep (ion, a Chinese vegetable vendor,
sixty-nine years of age, this morning
attempted to cross the track in front
of a train from Sacramento. He was
struck by the engine and hurled on to
the cow-catcher, where he remained
until the train was stopped. When
taken off he was found to be dead, the
back of his head being split open by
the force of the blow received.
Is Angry With the Hungarians.
Boulanger and Rochefort Ousted.—More British Gold.
Fatal Fire in Rome.-Falling Walls
Kill Five People in Milan,—
Pugilists Ostracised.
McDonald of Chicago Dead.-Killed
hy an Engine.—Stabbed in
the Stomach.
San Francisco, Sept. 26.—The
body of a Chinaman, who had evidently been murdered, was found in a lonely neighborhood, late laat night. A
rock, weighing about 4 pounds, and
having a fow clots of blood on it, was
found near the body, and as the dead
man's skull was fractured, it is supposed that this was the instrument of
San Francisco, Sept. 25.—Tho
Chinese consul-general here has roceived no notification from his government of its reported intention to inaugurate a system of reprisals, in retaliation fur the passage of the exclusion act; nor has he received any private communication relativo to the
Ottawa, Ont., Sept. 23.—Judgo
Bolo, of New Westminster, arrivod
here this morning. He received the
news of hiB appointment while on the
train, and was warmly congratulated.
His judicial appointment will bo gazetted on Saturday, Mr. Bole's seat in
the legislature thereby becoming vacant.
The government has approved the
proposal of tho British Columbia executive to apply to the jaiU of Victoria,
Nanaimo, Kamloops and New Westminster tho provisions of the law
whereby a prisoner may earn a remission uf his sentence for good oonduct,
or forfeit the same for subsequent
bi each of regulations. The rules suggested have boon ngrocd to.
Judgo Bain, of Montreal, refused a
request to havo certain cloistered nuns
of tho Hotol Diou examined in tlieir
Vienna, Austria, Sept. 26—On arriving to-day at the Hungarian town
of Monarck, the Empcrior Francis
Joseph exhibited marked coldness in
" thanking the citizens fur their apparently enthusiastic welcume. Iu his
remarks lie referred with ill-concealed
linger to the insult offered to the Austrian dag during the recent manceu-
vros, uud expressed the hope that the
miscreant would bo discovered and
punished. The minister nf war is
inquiring into tho niatter. It was observed during the manoeuvres that discontent was shown by the Hungarians
at honoring uf the Austrian flag.
Paris,   Sept.   26.—The  municipal
commission   has  nullified   the  votes
cast for Boulanger and Henri Rochefort, aud declared M. Jofferin  and L.   .
Labon elected for Mont Martre.
Milan, Italy, Sept. 20.—Five persons were killed and 20 wounded yesterday by the collapse of a building in
the course of erection hero.
Rome, Italy, Sept. 26.—A theatre
at Mantua was destroyed by fire yesterday and two employes of the house
perished in the flames.
San Francisco, Sept. 26.—The
Mina de Mulatcs Mine, situated in
the State of Sonora, Mexico, was aold
here yesterday by its Mexican owners,
to a syndicate of London and San
Franoisco gentlemen for $1,665,000.
Manistque, Mich., Sept. 26.—Pat
Barrett, who brutally assaulted the
school teacher, Emma Bearsdley, a
week ago, ho** been arrested, and ia in
danger of being lynohed by excited
oitizens who have been searching the
country fur him for several days.
killed her husband.
Chicago, III, Sept. 26.—Ex-Officer
McDonald, lately shot by his wife,
died this morning. Inquest this af-
San Francisco, Sept. 26.—The
California athletic club has voted not
to givo a dollar to Murphy and Warren, the feather-weight pugilists, and
haa excluded thom from entering the
rooms of tbe club.
Nsw Orleans, Sept. 26.—In addition to the loss of §1,000,000 in
fraudulent coupons, it haa been found
that the state has lost large Bums hy
another fraud. The Picayune Baton
Rouge special says: a warrant, drawn
three or four months ago for over
$500,000, was recently presented for
payment, which it is ascertained was
presented and paid about the time of
its date. It is now suspected that
many such warrants have been paid
twice or more.
San Francisco, Sept. 26.—The
directors of the California athletic
olub were highly indignant to-day over
Tuesday night's fiasco, and were not
backward in expressing their indignation. They would not openly disclose
that Warren and Murphy will not
receive any money for their disreputable conduct, but they intimated that
tho amounts they would get would
barely pay their training expenses.
Tho directors will hold a special meeting this evening to discuss the subject
and vote the same be given them.
Fresno, Cal., Sept. 26.—E. A.
Bruiloy, a promiiiont real estate man,
of Qularo city, who was on an excursion train from that place coming here,
was instantly killed at Malaga this
morning; ho had got oil the train,
which was to meet a freight at that
point, on the latter'S arrival, Brailey
started to go in front of it, but was
struck by tlio ongine and thrown under
the pasBctujor train, where he was
crushed to death.
Modesto, Cal., Sept. 26.—This
morning about 1 o'clock, a colored
man named Bishop stabbed a white
man named Englehart, in the stomach,
inflicting a fatal wound. Englehart is
not expected to live. Bishop is in jail
now. Both men have been drunk
during the past month.
Mesars. McLean & McRobbie, of
Rat Portage, havo already thrashed
over 30,000 bushels of wheat, and have
enough to keep three machines  going
steadily for livo days yet.
Michael M'ulcahy was yesterday at
Montreal sentenced tu fourteen years
in tho penitentiary for criminally assaulting a young girl, Thero was
strong evidence in liis favor, and he
declares ho is innocent. VOLUME 34.
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Luil I'.-nr.
The weather wns most unfavorable
Monday morning for tho success of
any event that called people away from
their homes, and the Surrey Fair suffered iu oonsequeuoe. The day broke
rainy and foggy and up to 10 o'clock
there was not the slightest sign of a
break in the skies, but after that time
old Sol began to peep through the
clou,Is, and by noon the line weather
sign was hung out. Although no entries were supposed tu bo receivod after 10 o'clock it win found necessary to
sot this rule aside as few of the farmers
hail arrivod ut that hour and it was
not until 1 o'clock that the final exhibits wero entered. Mr. Forguson,
tho president, Mr. Thrift, tho secretary, and the directors generally, assisted by Reevo Punch, lookod aftor
the visitors and did everything within
their power tu facilitate matters ond
add to the success of the day. At 2
o'clock President Ferguson in a neat
speech formally opened the exhibition.
He regretted tliat the Hon. John Robson had been obliged nt the lust moment to abandon bis intended visit to
Surrey, owing to n slight indisposition,
but ho hoped the municipality would
be favored by a visit fiom him at an
early date. Tho wet weather, ho said,
had had the effect uf reducing the
number uf exhibits, but notwithstanding Surrey had not retrograded and
the exhibition this year though held
under vory unfavorable circumstances
would compare favorably wilh that of
last year. Tho doors were then thrown
open and the large crowds were soon
moving through the building admiring
the exhibits.
The exhibits of field produce deserve more praise than those of any
othor division. The number uf entries
was large and the judges were forced
in not a fow instances to throw pennies in order to decide as to which was
entitled to first prize, so nearly equal
were many of tho exhibits in general
merit. Wm. Collisliaw showed two
cauliflowers, weighing 15 lbs. each, bs
white, delicate and perfect in every
way as any that ever grew. J. Armstrong exhibited a brace of cabbage,
one of which weighed 60 lbs., and
which it is hardly necessary to say took
fint prize. Mr. C. A. Camcross exhibited pumpkins and squash weighing 65 lbs. each, and magnificent
White Elephant pototoes weighing
fiom lib. to 8 lbs. each. H. T. Thrift
earried off first prize for best spring
wheat and field peas, with splendid
samples of both, the wheat particularly being very fine. He displayed u
shi-.-if of Lodi 'spring wheat 5| foot
high, which averaged 25 heads to one
grain sown. In potatoes J. Armstrong
antl Eric Anderson carried off the
hbmws, but many other exhibits wore
nearly equal to those of the prize winners. Thos. Shannon, George Boothroyd, C. A. Camcross, A. Murphy and
D. R. Brown were also large prize
winners in field produce. In garden
produce, H. D. Chantrell, C. A. Cam-
eross and J. A. Armstrong divided
most of tho prizes between tbem with
exhibits superior to thoso displayed at
the Chilliwhaok fair. Thos. Pickard's
exhibit of leaf tobacco was very fine.
Iu fruits the exhibits were greatly
superior to those of last yoar. The
Columiiian prize for tho best collection of fruit was captured by Thomas
Shannon with a magnificent exhibit of
■13 varieties. R. D. Brown showed 15
samples of canned fruit and won first
prize; J. Armstrong second. A. Huck
exhibited a splendid sample of dried
prunes, superior in every wuy to the
ordinary market article. C. Brown
and Geo. Boothroyd also mado very
handsome displays. Several boxes of
honey in the comb, as whito oo snow,
the exhibit of C. A. Camcross, deserves special mission.
The ladies, as usual, were fully up
to' tho mark with their exhibits, and
too much cannot bo said for the worth
and completeness of the display coming under their direct attention. In
flowers Mrs. Huck mado many exhibits, tho bost of all being several pots
of treble geraniums, in full bloom,
and beautiful to perfection. Mrs. C.
lis Camcross also mado a large and
lovely display. In fancy work Mrs.
Boko carried off tlio honors, with Miss
May Smith u good second. Mrs. C.
Brown, Mrs. Carncross, Mrs. D. R.
Brown, Mrs. McKenzie, Mrs. Shannon and Mrs. Wiltshire wore also prize
The exhibits of butter, though few,
wero fine in quality. The prize winners wero Eric Anderson, J. Pickard
and J. Armstrong. Tho best loaf of
Bread was made by Mrs. C. Brown,
and the hest, pastry by Mrs. E. Anderson. Mis* Shannon won the first
pri:-: f bread mnde by a girl under
L3-T-, ■-,  .' ngB
Except iii horses the exhibits in
these divisions wero not what they
should have been, but this wos probably owing to the bad weather. Messrs.
Blinkinsop, Boothroyd and Jackson
were the principal winners in graded
cattle, and Wm. Smith in thoroughbreds. S. Stevenson, A. Murphy and
M. MoRao divided tho honors in shoep.
Thos. Shannon's Berkshiie pigs both
won a first prize. The competition in
horseflesh wns keen and tho prizes
were very evenly distributed.
Miss Smith and Miss McKenzie
were tho only ladies who entored for
the riding exhibition, aud both wero
fully entitled to tho prize they won.
The baby show was not the least interesting event of the day, and the
protty littlo darlings apparently enjoyed tho fun of being judged fully us
much  as tlio  onlookers.    Rus<  M.
Bruwu was awarded lirst prize und
William James Pickard second.
On the whule thu fair was u decided
success and the people of Surrey have
every reason to congratulate themselves on the outcoino of tlieir second
annual exhibition. Following is the
official prize list:
Draught Horses.—Best stallion, D
A Purver; best general purpose team, C
Brown,. Snd, T Shannon; host draught
toam, Geo Boothroyd, 2nd, J (J McKenzie; best brood mare, D. Stewart,
2nd J. C. McKenzie: best suck,
ing colt, D Stewart, 2nd, T Shan-
nou; best 2 year old colt, D Stewart, 2nd, J C McKenzie; best lady
rider, Miss Smith, Sud, Miss McKenzie;
best gentleman rider, W 0 Purver, Snd,
Byrou Smith.
Tuorougiibred Catti.k.—Best cow
William Smith, Sud, William Smith.
Graded Cattle.—Best cow, aged, C
Blinkinsop, 2nd, G Boothroyd; best two
year old heifer, Geo Boothroyd; best
yearling heifer, George Boothroyd; best
heifer calf, C Blinkinsop, Sud, Geo
Boothroyd; beat yoke oxen, J Jackson,
2nd, P Jackson; best 3 fat cattlo, J Armstrong.
Sheep.—Best ram, 1 year old and upwards, S Stevenson, 2nd, A Murphy;
best ewo, A Murphy, 2nd, S Stevenson;
best spring lamb (rom), I' McRao, 2nd,
T Shannon; best spring lnmb (ewe), F
McRae, 2nd, T Shannon.
Pigs.—Best hoar, Berkshire, T Shannon; best brood sow, Berkshire, T Shannon; best 2 store pigs, under li months,
A Huck.
Fruit.—Best IS apples, early autumn,
T Shannon, 2nd, J Armstrong; bost IS
apples, winter, 1* Shannon, Sud, JJ MoKenzie; Jiest 12 bartlett pears, D McKenzie, Snd, C Brown; best IS winter
pears, A Huck, Snd, G Boothroyd; best
13 plums, dessert, J Armstrong; best 12
poaches, T Summon, 2nd, T Shannon;
best prunes, dry, grown in the province,
A Huck; best assortment of canned fruit
and put up in the province, D R- Brown,
2nd, J Armstrong.
Flowers.—Best 2 geraniums in pots,
Mrs Huck, 2nd, Mrs Huck; best 2 fuchsias, in pots, Mrs Huck, 2nd, Mrs Huck.
best 6 balsams, in pots, J Armstrong, 2nd;
Mrs Huck; best 12 pansics, cut, Mrs
McKenzie, 2nd, Mrs C Brown; best collection dahlias, Mrs Huck, Snd, J A
Maclean; best 12 zinnias, MrsCA Carncross; best collection roses, Mrs Huck;
best bouquet, tablo, Mrs C A Camcross,
2nd, Mrs C A Carncross; best bouquet,
hand, Mrs Anderson, 2nd, Mrs Huck.
Field Produce.—Best bushel spring
wheat, H T Thrift, 2nd, Geo Boothroyd,
3rd, T Shannon; best bushel rough barley, T Shannon; best bushel white oats,
T Shannon, 2nd, Geo Boothroyd; best
bushel black oats, Goo Boothroyd; best
bushel field peas, any color, H T Thrift,
2nd, Geo Boothroyd; best half bushel
beans, fit for cooking, D R Brown, 2nd,
Geo Boothroyd; best 6 head Indian com,
field, J Armstrong, 2nd, Wm Smith;
best bale hay, Geo Boothroyd; bost half
bushel ulsikc clover seed, Wm Smith;
bost 5 lbs hops grown in New Westminster district, Eric Anderson, 2nd, H T
Thrift; best bushel oarly roae potatoes, J
Armstrong, 2nd, E Anderson; best
bushel beauty hebron potatoes, J Armstrong; hest bushel early potatoes, any
variety, J Armstrong, 2nd, I) R Brown;
best bushel empire stato potatoes, I! An-
demon, 2ud, U MpMnnouyj best   bushel
bin-bank seedling potatoes, J Armstrong;
best bushel any late variety, H Collisliaw',
2nd, C A Camcross; bost 6 mangold wurt-
zel, globe, J Armstrong, 2nd, I) R Brown;
best 6 mangold wurtzel, long red, A
Murphy, 2nd, J Armstrong; best 6 sugar
beets, D R Brown*; best G carrots, long
red, III Anderson, 2nd, J Armstrong: best
6 carrots, while, W Collisliaw, 2nd, W
Smith; bost 6 Swedish turnips, J Armstrong; best 6 any other turnips, C
Brown; best 2 pumpkins, C A Carncross,
Snd, E Anderson; best S heads field cabbago, J Armstrong, Snd, D R Brown.
Garden Produce.—Best 6 carrots,
short, H D Chantrell, Snd, II D Chantrell; best 6 onions, W Collisliaw, Sud,
T A Fallowfield; best 6 parsnips; H I)
Chantrell, Snd, C A Carncross; best 6
beets, J Armstrong, 2nd, J Armstrong;
best two cabbages, J Armstrong, Snd, H
D Chantrell; best two cauliflowers, W
Collisliaw, Snd, H D Chantrell; best two
cuoumbers, H D Chantrell; best 12 tomatoes, H D Brown, 2nd, W Collisliaw;
best two squashes, C A Carncross, Snd,
C A Comcross; best two citrons, H D
Chantrell, Sud, H D Chantrell; best two
watermelons, J S Boothroyd, Snd, Geo
Boothroyd; best quart string beans,
green, H T Thrift, Sud, A Huck; best
quart green peas, H T Thrift, 2nd-, A
Butter, Cheese, Era—Beat 4 pounds
fresh, unsalted butter prints, E Anderson; best 4 rolls salted butter for market, J Pickard, 2nd, E Anderson; best
25 pounds crock or firkin butter, E Anderson, 2nd, J Armstrong; best flitch of
bacon cured in province, I) R Brown;
best loaf of bread, Mrs C Brown, 2nd,
D U Brown; best loaf of bread made by
girl 12 years old or under, M ,) Shannon;
best pastry, Mrs li Anderson.
Ladies' Woke.—Best arasine work,
Mrs Huck; best clienile work, Mrs C
Brown; best crochet insertion, MrsBoke,
2ud, Mrs Bokc; best crochet edging, Mrs
C A Carncross, 2nd, Mrs Bokc; best
crochet wool shawl, Miss May Smith;
best knitted laco, Mrs C A Corifcross,
2nd, Miss May Smith; best hand embroidery on cotton, Miss May Smith,
2nd, Mrs Huck; best hand embroidery
on woolen goods, Miss Smith; best gentleman's slippers, Mrs Boke, 2nd, Miss
May Smith; best inacraino work, Jlrs
McKenzie; best Berlin wool work, Miss
Smith; best patchwork quilt, Mrs D 11
Brown, 2nd, Mrs Huck; best ornamental
design, any material, Mrs T Shannon,
2nd, Mrs T Shannon; best fancy apron,
Mrs Boke; best working apron, Mrs
Wiltshire, 2nd, Mra Boke; best knit
stockings, wool, Mrs Boko, 2nd, Mrs
Bokc; best knit socks, Mrs Smith, 2nd,
Mrs Huck.
Provincial Manufacture..— Best
hammock, net, Mrs McKenzie.
Special Prizes.—Best collection of
fruit all round, (by The Columiiian),
Daily Columiiian for one year and 85,
Thos. Shannon; 2nd (by the Association),
A Ferguson; best 5 lbs. loaf tobacco
grown in New Westminster district (by
Messrs. Becton k Murray, Aldergrove),
Thos Pickard; best baby under two years
of age (by Mr J A McLean, Surrey Centre), Koss M Brown; 2nd, Wm James
Job printing of all khido neatly dona
al the tJoLUMMAN oflice. Prices will bo
found as low as at anv other olf'ioo in
llie orovinoe — Ado
Blackett St Whito, of Langloy, have
a dnuble-columii adv. in this papor
thut is wurlh rending.
Tin* Tcrcsn's Ai-!'iv,"i,
The Colonist has  the following particulars of the schooner Teresa whicli
arrived frum Behring's sea on Friday
niglit: The Teresa sailed for the north
on tho lfilh of May, and after making
a light coast, catch, entered Behring's
sea on the 1st of July. Only 850 skinB
wero secured in the soa, and tho
schooner sailed for home on Sept. 1st,
with a total uf 1,112 seal skins and two
seal otters. Early in the morning of
July 30th, just as the boats were making roady for tbo day's work, tho rev-
euuo cutter Rush was sighted coming
up astern. All sail was crowded on,
but the wind sank to almost a calm,
and the stoamer soon overhauled tho
sealer. Lieut. Tuttle and a boat's
crew at once came on board, and informed Capt. Ferry that in-accordance
with thoir instructions they would bo
compelled to search the schooner for
green skins. In company with Capt.
Ferry and his mate, the rovenuo officers went down into tho hold, where
Lieut. Tuttlo stood by tho hatchway
and waited for tlio schooner's men to
hand up tho skins for inspection.
They of course selocted old skins,
with whicli he appeared to be satisfied,
tin asked when tho schooner entered
Behring's sea, and was informed "July
20th." Having reported this information to his captain, and shown him the
old skills, Lieut. Tuttle returned to
tho schooner and told the captain that
he was "O. K." Ho also roported tho
seizures already made, and said that
no schooner was allowed tu tako souls
in Behring sea, but for any otber occupation it was open. Instead of leaving after the search was completed, tho
Rush hovered in tho neighborhood
until dark, apparently to provont the
boats going out. The day was tho
fineBt mot with on tho entire trip, and
tho water was fairly alive with seals.
Surrey council.
Council met pursuant to adjournment;
all members present. The minutos of
previous meeting wore read and approved,
and communications were received from
W. Grace, B. Springer, John Sprott, G.
Rawlinson, C. M.C. Langley, John J.
Burr, E. M. Wiltshire, and Hy. F. Per-
loy and ordered filed. Communications
and accounts were received from Dr, I.
M. McLean, Annitnge, Gordon, Peele,
W. McColl, kc, amounting in all to between $1100 and $1200, for supplies and
services roudered during tlie late quarantine regulations at Ah Foo's wood camp
and ut Armitage's cabin opposite tho
city of New Westminster; but as some
of the charges woro so excessivel" high
the whole was referred to tho health
committee, to make enquiries and take
action towards such settlement as will
be hi the interest of the corporation. The
reove roported having awarded tho contract for construction of dyke, kc, to
Messrs. Shearn k Co., theirs being the
second lowest tender, Report received
and approved. A bylaw to exempt all
property in Surrey, owned by tho N.W.
S.R.R.C'0. from taxation for a term of
years, was read a first timo. Tenders
were received for work on the coast
meridian and Kensington Prairie roads,
but as all tho tenders were considered
too high and some slight changes were
mode in the specifications, agreeably to
the wish of the settlors, instructions wore
given to invite new tenders for the work,
to bc received and tho contract awarded
by Couns. Shannon and Armstrong, on
Saturday, September 28th, at 4 o'clock
at tho town hall. Council adjourned
until 1 o'clock, p.m., October 19th, 1SS9.
Dr. Edson sums up the etiology
of typhoid fever in the following
words: First, typhoid fever nevor
infects the atmosphero; second, it
never arises (i'i; novo ; and third, tho
causes of the disease, in order of
tlieir frequency, are as follows:
First, infected water; second, infected milk ; third, infocted ice;
fourth, digital infections; fifth, infected meat.
Eminent members of the Canadian judiciary havo pronounced
themselves in favour of tho movement for the establishment of a Dominion divorce court, to bo organized
on the basis of the American system.
According to tlio constitution, divorces can only bo granted by the
Diminion Senate ; and as the passage of a bill authorizing a decreo
of separation costs from 82,000 to
•33,000, divorce is a luxury whicli
only rich Canadians can afford.
The establishment of such a court
might fill a "long-felt waut," but
thero is danger that it might lead to
abuses more grievous than the evils
of the present system.
A man in Texas was accused of
stealing u horso. It is scarcely
necessary to sny l hut immediately
there wits n lynching beo. At the
conclusion of tho entertainment the
participants found that they had
hanged the wrong man, and the
high-minded citizons who had managed the affair wero filled with remorse. Thoy determined that the
dead man's memory -,viis entitled to
vindication, r.nd therefore a committee wus appointed to wait upon tho
widow. They found hor weeping,
The chairman, with an awkward
wave of his slouch hat, said in somewhat embarrassed manner i "Marm,
wo hangod your husband, but he
was the wrong man, Marm, tho
joko is on us."
English capital is pouring into
Mexico as well as the United States.
The Mexican Financier says that it
is now clearly in preponderance, and
that almost every week sees a new
company organized in London for
the development of Mexican properties. Not less than $05,000,000 of
English capital is being invested in
the system of railways  now  under
NO. 40.
construction in tlm southern portion
of the republic. For is. misguided
free trade country, England appears
to be doing very well. Sapolini of
Milan, hus described a method of his
which he states ho successfully employed in sixty-two cases of deafness of old ngo. It consists in mopping the membrana tympani with
a weak oleaginous solution of phosphorus-. He claims that the treatment diminishes the opacity of the
membrane, increases the circulation
and improves the hearing.
Notice of Dissolution
llie partnership heretofore subHifit-
intr between the undersigned under the
flnu name of Comerford & MoDougall,
Merchant Tailors, has been dissolved this
dii.v by mutual consent. All accounts
owing tho late Arm nro to be paid to J. A.
McDougall, and all claims against the
said lirm will be settled by him.
New Wost-., Aug. 31,.
Mr. J. A. McDougall
under his own name, at the same
storo, on Columbia street, next to F.
Crake's. A continuance of tbe public
patronage ts respectfully solicited. Satisfaction guaranteed. dwseotc
15 Serjeant's Inn, Fleet Street,
The Business of ALLSOP & MASON hns
been merged ln the above Company and
will be can-led on by the Company from
this dato ns a general Land Investment
and Insurance Agency.
MONEY TO LOAN on Mortgage at Low
Rates. Town Lois and Farming Lauds
for Sale on easy terms.
Viotoria, B. C, May 10th, 1887. dwJlyS
British Columbia
The Annual Exhibition of the
Britisli Columbia Agriciilt'! Associatioi
Queen's Park
In tho Cily of
OCTOBER 2ND, 3RD & 4TH, '89.
$7000 - $7000
xx-sr jpxfexasxiEi
For  Exhibition   and   Sports.
In connection with this Exhibition will
bo tho opening of Quoon's Park nnd an
extensive programme of SPOUTS and
tic, under direction of the Citizens' Committee.
All entries for tbo Exhibition must bc
mndo with tha Secretn!ry h'6foro noon oh
TUESDAY, October 1st. *
All Stack and other exhibits from south
of tho river will bo carried across on the
steam ferry, p«KB OF chardk, »nd drays
wilt bo found at railway stations and
wharves to convey exhibits, PKEE, to the
Special Kcducnl States will be given on
all railways and steamers to persons and
exhibits coming to tho Exhibition.
As It is expected the attendance at this
Exhibition will bo very largo, tho Direct
tors hopo to seo an exhibition worthy of
tho resources of the provinco.
Furthor information maybo had from
tho prize lists [which will be sent freo on
application], or from tho secretary,
NEW WKSTMIN8TEB, Aug. 28,1880.
Blackett & White.
• VALUE for money spent, we would heg to coll attention to our largo and
well selected stook of -fiEXEKAL MEIU'lIAXltlSE. The most of our
Fall Goods havo now arrived, and we can show a splendid assortment and GOOD
BOOTS    Jk.l<TT>    SHOES,
Hardware, antl all the leading brands of
Our store is entirely too small to display our goods satisfactorily, so kindly
ask for what you do not soe. It will bo a pleasure to show our goods. Wo know
there is money in the country, if nono at Blackett k White's. As wo have determined to get somo, wo will sell for the next few months at prices which will defy
competition and compel poople to buy. We make no loaders on anything, but
will sell all classes of goods at bedrock (rices. Do not foil to call and soe our goods
and got prices, nnd wo will guarantee you will SilVC money and he satisfied.
Please cut this out and posto it in your hat for easy reference. " Yours respectfully,
L^^G-LEY,  ]B_  O.
Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Iron and Brass Founders
cry, are in a position to undertake the construction and repairs of Murine
ond Stationary Engines and Boilers, .Hilling, mining and Cannery
Machinery, as well as Castings and ForgillgS of every description.
Estimates given; all work guaranteeil.
Gesbeal Manager. dwjll7to Mxohanioal Manager.
We have the Largest and Finest Stock of
Repairs of ail Kinds neatly ami promptly -/lone.
se3dw Webster's Building, Westminstor; B. d,
Including Tools of all kinds of the best makes; (Jl'OSS-CIlt & Ulllld-Saws,
Barbed Wire for Fencing, and all the necessary Utensils for Farming!
Pulley Blocks, Snatch Blocks, Bopc & Chain in all sizes; Pitch,
Tar & Oakum; Tarred ond Plain Paper fur Bnildiugi Paints & Oils
inall colors; Liquid Paints in all shades; Floor Paints ready touae; iirind
Stones; Wall Paper iu all designs; Brooms & Brushes for all purposes;
Lubricating Oils; Traps of all descriptions, and a general assortment of
Agricultural Implements.
tW Special attention given to orders by mail.
T. J*. TK-^-FIP cSC CO.,
dwjlySto Columbia Street, New Westminster.
Financial and Insurance Agents.
Property for Sale in all parts of tho City and Suburbs. We also have listed some
of tlio fineat farming lnnd in the Provinco, MONEY TO LOAN. HOUSKS TO
RENT. Agenta for the Confederation Lifo Association of Toronto, the London
Guavantoo and Accident Co., Limited. General Agents for British Columbia for
the Auiuiiuan Steam BoUor Inutwaucu Co, uf Nuw \uilt, tiiu lloyal aud Atlas Firo
■Vsntu'ancc Companies of England, TTaion Piro and Marino Insurance Co. of San
Francisco, South British Fire and Martno Insurance Co. of Now Zealand.
NEW WESTMINSTER-Columbia Stroet, Bank of B. C Block.
VANCOUVER--Hustinga Stroet, opposito the Post Offioo,
Groceries and Provisions
.'     MB* Mil JE3 MM 9    *Mx «Z2»
Ooft'ees Roasted and Ground on the Premises.    Fine Teas n Specialty.
Suiuiuurlcs or Some of the t'llv Sermons
Snokcn Sunday.
In spito of tho disagreeable woather
last evening, thoro was a largo congregation presont at tho evening service
at Holy Trinity church. The sorvico
was conducted by the Rev. Mr* Irwin.
Taking for the basis of his remarks,
tho passages nf Hezekiah dealing with
tho destruction of Sennooherib s conquering arm anil the deliveranco of
Jerusalem, the reverend gentleman,
after a graphic historical sketch of
Palestine at that period, the clangers
and the woes with which the Israelites
wero beset, and tho ultimate advent
of freedom, following upon the dispersion of the Assyrian liofjb, clearly and
skilfully worked out the analogy between this picturo of tho Jows in their
dark hours and Lho Christian's prayer
unswerod after long waiting. 'J'lioro is
groat fi'i-co in pruyi'i' and ono oftho
most powerful books we havo is the
prayer hook; wo do not think uf that
often onough. The Christian on liis
knees is at his best. He is strongest
then. Here again we deal with a terrible power; were wo to be judged by
our prayers, how few would be .saved.
If human weakness proves the power
of Gotl, it also proves the importance
of prayor. Wo should lio definite and
door-minded in prayer, for it ii the
voice of the suul speaking in tin*, highest presence wo con oonoeive. As witli
tho Jows cooped up in tlieir fortress,
scarce daring to indulge or hope of
resoue; expecting tlm! which is worso
than death; so it is with tho Christian
in his distress. Succor will como ai
length if faith remains steadfast.
Faith is what wo all want, and
of what avail aro prayers if the heart
hath nut faith ? Beware of that varnish of religion that is merely the feeling, the sentiment of it; something
thnt is always changing anil omotional
and has no depth. But faith will ennoble und shed glory on the humblest
life. There is a cmnmnii saying, and
would that all could ii|>euk and always
think it sincerely, "may we life more
nearly as wo pray."
Weekly British. Columbian, new
B——i 11111111*1111 nii'iiwiii.iHuriirn.Ti.'iaauiuu
  NO. 40.
At the Reformed Episcopal Church
last evening, Rov. Mr. Haddon spoke
from Psalm 10IJ, 15 v.—"And he gave
them thoir request; but sent leanness
into thoir souls"—ami said: We sometimes get what wo should nover have
and what we would not tako if wo wore
wise. Man trusts too much to his own
wisdom and acts as though ho knew
more than tho Heavenly Father, and
like children 'of earth, we want our
own will whether it bu right or wrong.
There is a certain mysterious principle
here, and elsewhere in tho biblo, that
simple stupid men can have their own
way, or aro permitted to havo tlieir
own way, to their eternal loss and sorrow. I mako tho assertion that God
Bometinios grants foolish and wicked
prayers; it seems strange; hut it is just
as parents treat their children, and ne
have gained amiss, in that we persistently, asked amiss, and there comes
up from this evidence a warning that
we should nover pray lightly; for our
peace will bo destroyed, our spirit de-
tiled, aud God's privilege given to man
abused; prayer is spoken of as the
ladder lo heaven by whicli step by
stop wo reach the better land, but
prayer also maybe imiuo thu means by
which we can go step by step to bell;
it can make calamity a blessing nnd
blessing a calamity; by it we can bo
either saved or lost. Now some of
you might bo startled at the truth
clearly laid down in the text, and you
are ready to enquire how this can possibly be," You Bay that you thought
prayer always brought blessing, and
the view is so solemn and extraordinary that it is our duty tn enquire if
there is uny good foundation for this
assertion and whether the history of
tho nations warrants such a grave interpretation, or whether this is only an
exceptional osse and of no especial
value and hardly to be recognized as a
principle or law by whieh God regulates the rcguests of mankind. The
reverend gentleman enumerated several instances in the old testament:
The children of Israel desiring flesh
instead of manna and the plague in
consequence of having tho request
granted; Balaak'a request to Balaam
to curse Israel and God's consequent
anger kindled because Balaam, although permitted, went against God's
will. Sometimes God lets us have our
own way, so that we may aee our folly
and that His way is bettor than our
way. Parents sometimes let their
children have their own way, knowing
that they will suffer, just to give them
practical experience of the folly of
their own way. Israel should have had
no other king but Jehovah; but they
finally, God seeing their importunity,
got permission to have a human king;
but did the permission release them uf
the insult to God when they said, we
wili have a king ? True, God becamo
not only the consenting party but en-
operating. He said, "I gave them a
king in mine auger.'' Israel repented
and often wished afterwards that they
had never been granted their request.
Will not poople in the lost world bo
ready to wail, -'If I had only listened
to God, heard His voice, and followed
His way." Sad, sad must be the mistake men are making in persistently
taking their own course, because harm
will ultimately overtake them, The
instance which was roported from Detroit, Mich., a short time ago, that of
Pot Gallagher oalling to God to paralyse the man who had taken his pipo,
and tho immediate answer in himself
boing struck and tho finding of the
pipe in his own pocket after the funeral, is freighted with solemn warnings. • But somo people go to the other
extromo and nover pray at oil. Whnt-
over myetory there is surrounding the
modo of communicating with tho Di-
vino Beiug, neglect to pray is not tho
wny out of it; it is a positive duty to
ask for our daily broad, and it is of
eternal importance to ask God to forgive us-our sins, and yet while we pray
wo should bo careful not to make our
desires a measure of the Divino beneficence, we should submit to His better
will, His better judgment; "uot my.
will but Thine bo dono." Our wills,
so to speak, should bo lost in God's.
In asking for particular blessings wo
can well entrust the whole esse to the
Mojesty of heaven, ihe spirit dwelling
in us will help us to ask consistently.
Prayer, constant prayor, is necessary
to our spiritual advancement, and the
moro wo pray consistently for dear
hearts and the abiding presence of tlie
Spirit, the liigher we will attain to the
likeness of tho Master. After point-
ing out that tho prayer of the Jews,
"His blood bo upon us and upon our
children," had been answered, and the
fact that God would grant tlio request
of those who said to Him, "Depart
from mo, I want none of Thy way,"
and that Ho in anger might withdraw
His Spirit for evor, the reverend gentleman closed hy appealing to his hearers to pray tn God as their Father, and
they would experience blessings evermore.
Slornij   i:xiieriiiH'i'."$.-,01ie I-'Ire.-IVv
soiiol Null's.
Special lo the COLOMBIAN.
Victoria, Sept. SO.—-The steamship
Walla Walla arrived yesterday from Son
Francisco, Saturday niglit, just this
side of tlio Columbia river bat', she encountered a terrific storm; the waves
washed her decks, carrying awny tho
sails and deck loud. The captain says it
was the most severe storm he has experienced for mony years.
Saturday night a firo broko out in
a two-story house on Second streot, on
tho Work estate, owned by Samuel
Gray. Tho building was occupied by
Mr. Holden, of Ames & Holden, and
with tho contents was a total loss.
Loss about §3,000, covered by insuranco. Tho fire was caused by starting
a fire in a grnte with coal oil.
A severe storm was experienced in
this city Saturday night. A great deal
of rain has fallen during the last few
E. A. Eiffel, sou of the famous
French engineor, after whom the Eiffel tower is named, arrived in this city
yesterday. He is accompanied by
nuother famous French engineer.
The countess of Selkirk and Countess
of Shrewsbury sailed fur San Francisco
Final ltcvlslon Court sittings.
Tho dates of tho sittings of tho final
court of revision of the Dominion
voters' list throughout tho district nro
os follows:
Division 1, 2 and 3, New Wostminstor, atthe Court house, 12th and 13th
-Division 4, Kiehmond Municipality,
23rd November, at the Town Hall, 2
p. in.
Division B.Snrrey Municipality, 15th
November, at the Town Hall, at 10
Division G, Delta Municipality, Uth
November, nt the Town Hall, at 2
p. m.
Division 7, Lansley Municipality,
10th November, at tho Town Hall, at
10 a. in.
Division 8, Chilliwack Municipality,
18th November, at the Town Hall, at
10 a. m.
Division 9, Maple Ridge, 20th Novembor, at tho Town Hall, at 2 p. m.
Division 10, Vancouver Ilth November, at the City Hall, at 11 a. m,
Division 11, Moodyville, 12th November, at Power's Hotel, at 3 p. m.
Division 12, Port Moody, 21et November, at Scott's Hotel at 2:30 p. m.
Division 13, St. Mary's Mission,
19th iNovember, ot tho C. P. It. ata-
tion, at 2 p. in.
Division 14, Cassiar, 24th October,
Galbraitli, Grunt & Cook's store, Lake-
ton, ad aperturain.
Cariboo Endorses Ibe Government.
A largely attended meeting was held
in the theatre at Barkerville on
Wednesday, the Ilth inst. The chair
waa occupied by Mr. Innes, while Mr,
A. Dodds acted as secretary. Hon,
Theo. Davie being called upon, addressed the meeting for about three
quarters of an hour, and nt the conclusion of his speech the following
resolutions were proposed and cairied
unanimously. On motion of Dr. Watt,
seconded by Neil Campbell: Resolved,
That having heard with pleasure the
address of the Hon. Theodore Davie,
attorney-general, we desire to express
our cordial approval uf the general
policy of the government in its management of iilfairs, but more especially would wo emphasize our hearty
appreciation of the impulse given by it
to the development of the quartz mining interests of the district by the erection of reduction works and otherwise.
That wo look forward with hopefulness to the hem (its to bo derived from
the continued efficient operation of
those works, and wo trust that no reasonable expense or effort, will ho spared
by tho government to keep them in all
respects thoroughly equipped for tho
treatment of ores by the most scientific
modern methods and appliances,
That we most enthusiastically approve the polioy of tho government
with regard to the Western Central
Railway, the building of whioh we believe will be of inestimable benefit to
the whole Cariboo district, and to tho
provinoo at large.
That we believe tho main lino of said
railway may and ought to pass through
the center of the Cariboo mining distinct, touching at or near QuijBnelle
and Barkerville on its wny to tho Yellow Head Pass, and thenoo eastward
to beoome part of a new transcontinental railway.
Tho liquidators of the Central Bank,
Toronto, say tho concern will be un*
ablo to pay another dividend for somo
Though llanillciipiied liy the Weather
the Delia Full' ls Well Attended nnd
the DlHiiIny lu Fruit Especially
Is riiug?il.!('cnt.
Special to The Columbian.
Ladner's, Oot. 1,—The rain, though
threatening, is holding off, and the
success of the Delta exhibition is assured. Bad roads have kept many intending visitors at home, bllt still the
fair is largor and more creditable in
every way than its predecessors at
Chilliwhack and Surrey. The fruit
display is simply magnificent, and
largor and better than at the last provincial exhibition Mr. J. Reece, of
Chilliwhaok, and Mr. John Kirkland,
of Delta, show fifteen varieties, mill
Wm. Arthur and Win. Greyell ulso
make splendid exhibits. Where so
many nre excellent, it would bo unfair
to single out any in particular, and it
is only fair to say that every oxhihit is
worthy of praise. Tho standard varieties, Russets, Northern Spies, and
Baldwins, arc tho most htrguly represented, and the fruit exhibit on the
wholo is
Tho bost exhibit of preserved jams
and jellies is inailo hy Mrs. Hutcherson. Sho shows 32 kinds. Thin display is tho finest, over made in tho pro
viuce. In vegetables it would lie hard
to gather together u moro considerable
general display, and a person stops to
wonder how meh prodigies can grow
in a souBon. It seoms incredible, but
here they aro in dozens.
W. H. Ladner, M.P.P., and John
MoKee and Sons show mammoth vogo-
table-marrows, weighing 75 lbs. each,
tho largest evor soon in this soction.
E. Greyoll, of Ohilliwhack, and Wm.
Pybus make tho best exhibit of Swede
turnips. Thus, McNeeley shows fine
cabbages, and Wm. Arthur beautiful
cauliflowers, all remarkable for their
quality. The Jubilee farm and Thos.
McNeeley make the finest display of
table carrots, John McKee and Son, of
parsnips, nud F. ltaitt, Win. Pybus,
and H.' D. Benson of onions. E.
Greyell loads in sugar boots, H. D.
Benson and Thos. McNeeley in globe
mangels. Henry A. Hicks shows four
varieties of potatoes, and Messrs.
Barter Bros, and Tom Arthur make
the best exhibits. John Kirkland
shows au excellent article of hops, and
C. Beudleston has an 8 foot tobacco
plant on exhibition with leaves 3 foet
long. Tho Jubilee farm makes the
largest number of exhibits, 52, and
Wm. Greyell comes second with 32 entries. All of these and many othors
will be sent to the provincial fair ut
Westminster. S. Elliott has the finest
exhibit of Early Rose potatoes, and
they are real beauties. Tho vegetables
generally are remarkable for their size,
turnips 30 lbs. in weight, cabbages 40
lbs. and 50 lbs., mangels 30 lbs., potatoes 3 lbs,, and pumpkins 100 lbs. and
over are common.
In grains there are 110 entries, and
all are good. The Jubilee farm shuws
beautiful oats which neigh 55 lbs. to
the bushei, and Black Starvation neighing 45 lbs. to the bushel. Messrs.
Webb, Greyoll, Kipp and Reece, of
Chilliwack, mode fine displays in grain.
In flowers the number of exhibits is
larger than last year and much liner
in every way. Mrs. Hutcherson makes
16 entries and heads the list. Mrs.
Arthur also has a beautiful new variety
which yielded 54 lbs. for one pound of
seed sown.
[Here the wiro broko down, owing
to the stormy weather, and we were
unable to get another word from our
speciul correspondent at the exhibition—En.]
Sad Fatal Accident.
Passengers by the Isabel bring the
sad news of the accidental death uf a
young man named Thomas Colvin, at
McPherson's logging camp, four miles
north of Seymour Narrows, on Saturday last. It appears that Colvin was
engaged in chopping down a tree, and
the tree in falling struck another tree,
breaking a large limb. This limb
flew back and falling struck Colvin on
the head, erushing in the skull. Every-
that could be done was done, but after
seven hours of unconsciousness, Oolvin
expired. The body waa brought down
to Comox, where the funeral took
place, Rev. Mr. Fraser, Presbyterian
minister, officiating. The deceased,
who was 28 years of age, has two
brothers in Cowichan, but his parents
are in the old country. He had been
working at tho McPherson camp for
three years and was highly esteemed
by hia comradea.—Free Press.
Greyhound el the ravine.
The steamship City of Puebla is entitled lo the distinction of being the
"Greyhound of tho Paoifio." Her
time from here to San Francisco is far
better than that of any vessel that
ovor covored tho distance. During
her last trin un. however. Bho surpassed anytning sne Had ever done.
Sho loft San Francisco Sopt. 18, at 10
a m., and arrived in Victoria Friday,
Sept. 20, at 1:30 p.m., thus making
the run in 51 hours and 30 minutes,
which is the fastest timo ever made.
Tho Puebla left San Francisco twenty-
four houra late, and leaves Seattle on
timo, having made up for all time lost.
The Puebla'a fastest known timo was
on the down trip, when she broko that
record, logging sixty-eight nautical
miles in four hours, which is equal to
twenty statute miles por hour. A
good port of Hie credit for the Pueblo's
Bpoody time is duo to her chief engineer, Mr. A. H. Kras.—Post-Intelligencer.
Hon. Mr. Dowdney, minister of the
interior, irrived in Winnipeg Saturday
aftornoon frnm tlm wost. lie was bo-
sieged with deputations from tho time
of liis arrival.
Children Cryfor Pitcher's Castoria.
B. C. Provincial Exposition
Subscription Fund.
For the purpose of raising a fund to
contribute towards tliu patriotic anil
worthy object of making tho next annual provincial tail', to be held in this
eity, a grand and unprecedented success,
the undersigned agree to contribute the
sums opposite their respective names (to
be paid into the association or to trustees
competent to receive the same, on or before 6 months from tho date of the laat
provincial exhibition, and to be applied
to preparing exhibition grounds and
buildings in the city, for increasing the
amount offered in prizes, and for furthering the exhibition in other ways):
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Whoa sho liocime Miss, she clung to CaatorU,
When lbs 'lad Children, sho gore them Cantoris
Masonle Building, New Westminster,
B. C. dwlo
Masonlc Building,  New Westminster, B. O. dwmy4ty
BARRISTERS. SOLICITORS, etc. Oillces—Masonic Buildings, New Westminster, andVancouveivB.C.       dwtc
A.C. BKYI.OXE-J.YCK, 91. A.,
Public, Ao. Otllce In the Humley
Building, Columbia St., opposite the Colonial Hotel. dwttn2te
Joseph is. (iiisoit, a.a.,i.L.n.
GOLD MEDALIST of Ihe Unlvernlts ol
iho High Court of Justice, Ireland, offices,
Corner McKenslo ,fc Clarkson Sis., New
WeBtmlnster. dwfe2ltc
G. W. Oil ANT,
RCHITECT.  Office-Corner Mary and
L  Clarkson Sts., Westminster,   dwlo
and   DRAUGHTSMAN.      Hamley
Block, New Westminster.        dwnu2:'to
Teacher Wanted.
ATRACHEK FOR LANGLEY PRAIRIE Public School.    Duties to Commence the 23rd October.   Apply to
Sec'y B'd of Trustees, Lnngley.
Langley, B. 0., 23rd Sept., 1889.    se25«2t
f. LLeoirMo.
Importers and Dealers in
fiSTTliey are not only mado of the
Choicest Tobacco but tbey are of
EHoiiie .tlaniii'nctwe, and should be
patronized by alt gooil citizens,
WM. TIETJEN, Manufacturer,
Is solicited nt the
10 only 5 or (1 yours old, well broken
and in good condition. Will bosoldcheup
for ensh. Inspection solicited. Fur full
particulars anptylo
Bro wns vi Ik1,
or to G. W. RASURE.
dwsettttc New Westminster,
Plants for Sale!
Douglas Street Nursery,
till ine Icuulue. varieties of
Apples, Pours. Plums, (Jlierries.
SMALL FltriTS ol every description.
Bouquets, -IVrcnllis nnd Crosses made
to ordor.
ildwnp3yl P. LATHAM.'
Corbett & Kennedy,
"W.A.2-1 B.
webster's itmhw (up-statrs),
Front Street,       Nkw Westminster,
above Uno, WeresmjutfullyAOllcH.it
share of tlm I rutin, anu trust by careful
ntteutlonloonier.*-and moderato charges
to merit tlm Bamo. Experienced workmen; sntisfnctlon guaranlaedt
Efttimniiv-ifHH-tiBiiedtoi'Galvanized Iron
Coi'iilcc, Kuoihijr. Plumb)!);;, tiiis-HUlng,
Steam ami Uot Water iteming, &c.
»»■ Entrance to promises on Mary St
In rear of Bank of 13, C. dwmhDtc
Rail way Bonus By-Law, 18 89
A By-late to raise liy loan the sum of
$lStt.O(iO.Ot) fm- the purpose of aiviny
a litmus to tite Now Westminster Southern Railway Company and to yvant
to the said Company certain lands
and. privileges,
WHEREAS, it is expedient to secure
the construction and operation of
the line of railway and ot,her works
mr-ntioucd in the Act of the Legislative Assembly of the Province
of Rrltlsh Columbia Incorporating
the New Westminster Southern Railway
Co. and tin* act amending thesaid act of
incorporation,in the manner provided for
by certain articles of agreement bearing
date th--. tenth duy of September, one
ilious-and eight hundred and eighty-nine,
executed by tbe Mayorand Clerkof the
city of New Westminster (but so as not
to be binding ivhlessahd until this by-law
shall eonifi into force) and now deposited
with tlm said clerk.
Ami wheueas, for the purpose of raising the said sum of $165,000.00, it ls necessary to Issue debentures for that amount;
And whereas, the total amount required to lie raised annually by special
rate for paying tlie said debentures and
interest, thereon, as hereinafter provided,
\k SM.STiO.OO;
And WHKUKAS.the amountof the whole
rateable property of the said yfty according to the last, revised assessment roll Is
And vh ereas. the total amount of the
existing debt of the said City is 8209,000.00.
Therefore, the Mayor and Aldermen
of the city of New Westminstor in council
assembled enact as follows:
I. It slial 1 be lawful for tho Mayor of the
city of NewWestminster to raise by wav
of loan from any person or persons, body
or bodies corporate, who may be willing
to advance the same upon lho credit of
the debentures hereinafter mentioned, the
sum of $155,000.00, and cause tho same to
be paid Into the hands of the Treasurer of
tho said city for the purpose hereinbefore
'». Itshall be lawful for the said Mayor
to cause any number of debentures to be
made each for such sum of money not less
than $500.00, or an equivalent expressed In
pounds "iterlingof the United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Ireland at a value of
$4.8006 to the pound sterling, as maybe
required,and aU Micli debentures shall be
sealed with the seal of the corporation of
the city of New Westminster and signed
by tbe Mayor and countersigned by the
Treasurer thereof.
;?. The (said dobpntm'os shall be made
pay able In fifty years from the-Jay hereinafter mentioned for this by-law to take
etlect at such agency of tiie Bank of British Columbia In Canada or in London,
England, as tlie council of the corporation of the said city may direct.
■t. The said debentures shall have coupons attached forthe payment of interest
at the rate of five per centum per annum
on the amount of said debentures.
5. For ths purpose of forminga sinking
fund for the payment of tlie debt hereby
created and the interest thereon ns and
when tho same shall become due a special rale of four mills and one-third of
one mill In the dollar sliall bo raised and
levied in each year upon all the rateable
property in thesaid oity of NewWestminster in addition to all other rates.
fl. The sum of Sir-O.O-to.OO shalt be applied
as a bonustotheNew Westmlnstersouth-
ern Railway Company, and shall be payable to tbe said Company at the times limited by thesaid in part melted articles of
agreement forthe payment thereof by the
said Company, and so much of tho sum
of So.ooo.oo as may be nulslte shall be
applied and be payabit i.s therein provided, and the residue, If any, shall he applied to such purposes of the municipality as tho council may direct.
7. It shnll be lawful for the Mayor and
Clerk of the corporation of the city of New
Westminster to make and enter Into for
nnd in the name of and on behalf of the
said corporation all deeds containing all
such covenants, agreements, provisos and
conditions as maybe expedient for the
carrying nut of the aforesaid ln part recited articles of agreement, such deeds
being first approved of by the council of
the snid corporation.
K. All property of the snid Company
wlileh It may be possessed of at any time
shall be and is hereby exempted from
luxation by the corporation of the city of
New Westminster during the construction
of the llneof rallwny and other works of
tho Company, and for twonty-flvo years
from the completion thoreof.
it. The ferry service by-law, 1888, nnd tho
workshops' bonus-, by-law, 1888, are hereby
10. So much of any other by-law or bylaws of the corporation of tlio city of New
Westminster as may be at vatiance or inconsistent with this by-iawls hereby repealed,
II. This by-law shall, before the final
passage thereof, receive the assent of the
electors of the corporation lu the manner
provided hy tho Now Westminster Act of
1888, and uiiii'Liui-.u Auis.
VI This by-law shall como into forco on
the 25th day of October, 1889.
13. This by-law may be cited as tbe
Railway Bonus By-Law, 1889.
By-law read a first timo on the second
day of September, 1889.
By-law read a second time on the 10th
dny of September, 1889.
Samuel Mellard,
Dealer In Cutlery, Eiirtlienwarc,
Books, iStiitio'itir*.' anil Medicines.
land Agent, Conveyancer, and
Notary Public.
Agent for "The Columbian."
Post Oflico Address, Clillllwhaok.
Loiilen, Baiiis
<33   CO.
Real  Estate,
Financial Agents
Purchase Sell antl Lease Property,
Collect Rents,
Make Loans on [mortgages,
Anil transact all Business relating te
Real Estate.
london Assurance Corporation.
Connecticut Flro Insurance- Co. of
London and Lancashire Life Assar-
ance Co.
Canton Insurance (mice, Ld. (Marine)
Columbia St., New West'r.
41 Government St., Victoria
New Westminster, B. C.
Daring Provincial Agricultural Exhibition,
OCT. 2nd, 3rd anil 4th, '89
a true copy of the proposed By-law
which will bo takon Into consideration
by the Municipal Council of the city of
New 'Westminster after ouo month from
the tirst publication thereof ln the Bkit-
ian CniiCMniAN nowspapor, whtch flrst
publication took place on tho Ilth day of
September, 188i\ aud that a vote of tho
electors of tho city will be taken on said
proposed By-law on the uth day of Or-
toher. 188i>, betweon tho hours of il o'clock
a, m. and (i o'clock p. ra,, nt the following
places, namely: In Ward No. 1, at. tho
residence of a Cnlbick, Dublin streot, in
piiM Wurd; hrWnrd Nn. 2, at tho offlce of
the lato Dominion SuwmUl Co., Richard
sirect. in sold Ward: in Wnrd No. a, atthe
City Halt, in said Ward; in Ward No. 4, at
i-it. Louis College, Blackwood street, in
said Wnrd.
dselltd City VJerk
Horse Racing;, Yacht Racing,
Boat and Canoe Racing-,
Athletic Sports,
lacrosse, Base-ball, Foot-ball,
Hose Reel Contest, and
Rifle matches.
Thursday Morning. Oct. 3rd.
Represent Iny the t-iieat Industries
of our Country.
Grand Ball I
Wednesday Evening, Oct. 2nd.
Torchlight Procession 1
On I'rlda.i Evening, Oct. -Kb.
Excursion Rates from all points.
■WFoi- rnli Information ami Prize LIsIk
see sniail bills. _
J. S. C. FRASER, Treasurer.
aiiMttl Secretarr VOLUME SI.
NO. 40.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday -Horning, Oil. 3, mso.
i^Vom Daily Columbian, Sept. 25.)
Ogle, Campbell & Co. hove poid
their subscription, $20, to the Exhibition Fund.   Next!
Mr. Pickering, C. E., soys the city
of Now Westminster could be given
an admirable system of drainage at a
moderate cost.
It ia requested that those who have
not yet paid their exhibition subscriptions should kindly do so at their earliest convenience to Blr. J. S. C. Fraser,
treasurer, at. the bank of Montreal.
Mr. Peter Grnnt has paid his subscription to the Exhibition Fund, and
it should hove been acknowledged yesterday. We would just remark, by
the way, that it's getting "very cold"
up north just now.
This morning at the police court one
plain, unassuming drunk named Lem-
ontaigne was dismissed with a caution;
this leniency being extended on nccount of the culprit having been lately
discharged from the hospital.
A largo fruitier in Ontario is said to
bo contemplating selling out in the
east and establishing business in British Columbia, alter seeing the display
of prize fruit and vegetables made by
this province at the Toronto oxhibition.
The lacrosse club turned out in
strength at 5 o'clock this morning for
practice. They will also play afternoons right along to the firet day of
the oxhibition. This looks as if the
boys meant strict business; they will
undoubtedly make it hard work for
the next team they meet.
The barometer still keeps high. In
view uf next week's festivities, the remark of an old gentleman who has
spent many years' in the province, is
certainly encouraging. "1 can prophesy with the utmost confidence,
from the experience of many years
in thia climate, that the present fine
weather will last to the end of October;
maybe to the 10th of November."
The str. Michigan was beached on
the sands on Jamos Island at midnight
Saturday, effected n few necessary repairs, and floated off at high tide at 1
p.m. ou Sunday afternoon, when on
the way from Westminster to Portland. The Michigan had a large load
of salmon for eastern cities, consisting of 18,000 cases—2,500 from Victoria and 15,500 from Fraser  river.
Yesterday afternoon Hon. John
Robson visited Queen's Park and tho
exhibition buildings, the provincial
asylum, and the new Royal Columbian
Hospital building. The hon. gentleman expressed great astonishment and
gratification at the wonderful transformation which the park has undergone, and at the evidences of substantial improvement and solid progress to
be sein everywhere throughout our
beautiful city.
Telephone communication has beon
established between the central office
Mid the exhibition building. Visitors
fcr Vancouver will thus be placed in
direct communication with their homes
without charge, as the telephone company has magnanimously placed the
instrument in the building for the free
use of visitorB. The telegraph company will also put ou a wire for the
convenience of the press and visitors
from a distance.
Chief Pearce arrested a Siwash this
morning for breaking into the house uf
Johnny, a Muskeown Indian living in
the swamp, and stealing goods therefrom to the value of §20. The prisoner, who is described by tho officers as
"a hard ticket," bas about as many
names as a Russian count; they are
Indian William, alias Dick, alias Murdering Dick. He was remanded until Saturday. It may be interesting to
note thot thii is the gent, who, some
years ago, Bold his klootch to a Greek
for §100. The degenerate scion of
the Hellonea earned his bread by working at the saw mill, and one day shortly
after his purchase of the klootch, astonished his friends and acquaintances
\tj rending the atmosphere with a
varied assortment of Lacedicmouion
oaths and Spartan cuss-worda, on discovering that Murdering Dick, the
aithless klootch and the hundred dollars had gone on a protracted vacation
without leaving their address.
Will he a Candidate.
Mr. Thomas Cunningham, we havo
authority for stating, will bo n candidate for the now vacant position of
Westminster's representative in tho
local lei<if|Stun'. Mr. Cunningham
possesses ritiiny qualities that would
make him a creditable and useful
representative for the royal city. Mr.
E. A. Jenns is also a candidate for the
same position, as was intimated the
other day. We do not know how
many more may announce themselves
before nomination, but it is evident
that the electors aro going to have
their pick from very good moteriol.
Those Public Holidays.
In our issue uf yesterday it was suggested it... implication should be made
to the provincial government to issue
a proclamation making the three dnys
of the provincial exhibition public holidays. We learn that such application
was made by the city clerk on the 20th
inst., but the government cannot legally proclaim a holiday without making it applicable to every part of the
province, whicli tho circumstances in
this case wero not considered sufficient
to justify. It is understood, however,
that arrangements aro being made
which will enable provincial officials in
this city to enjoy the full benelit of the
exhibition and tho festivities connected therewith. It is expected, of
course, that his worship the mayor
will proclaim Wednesday. Thursday
nnd Friday civio holidays, and our sister city Vancouver iniaht do the
Victor, nt Toronto.
Mr. Thomas Cunningham has taken
firBt prize for fruit at tho Toronto Exhibition . Mr. G. W. Henry, of Port
Hammond, has taken a second prize
for fruit, and a first for vegetables, at
the same exhibition. Now Westminster city and district have good cause
to feel proud; it is something to soy
that sbe can send fruit and vegetables
more than two thousand miles from
home and secure such honors as above
noted. This will do Westminster incalculable good nnd is the best advertisement she could possibly got. Because it is merit, not puffing, that did
A Bold Thief.
A boot and net, the property of Pete
Miller, was stolen last night about 7
o'clock. It is supposed that some
Northern Indiana, on their way to Nanaimo, took a fancy to the articles.
The net is a new, 50-foot mesh net,
and ia valued at §100; the boat is a
good, stout craft, measuring 25 feet
long, and contained two pairs of oars,
a mast and sail, and was marked A.
O. L., No. 2. The polico department
immediately telegraphed to the North
Arm, Ladner's and other points ut tho
mouth of tho river, and the capture of
the depredators, unless they manage to
elude the vigilance of the offioers by
stealing out during the night, is pretty
The Powell Block.
"Work on the construction of the
Powell block has had to be modified,"
says the local morning paper, "on no-
count of the supply of brick." If the
abovo rather incoherent sentence is
intended to mean that the building
will be in any way "modified" from
the original plans, we are requested by
the architect, Mr. James Kennedy,
to state that there is not a shadow of
"truth" in the statement. Tho WestminBter correspondent of tho News-
Advertiser also requires correction, for
stating, this morning, that the Powell block would be the same height nn
Columbia street as the bank of B. C„
whereas it will be one story higher-
three stories on Columbia street, and
five stories from the foundation.
Shipping Intelligence.
The Dunsmuir left this morning for
Nanaimo with 20 head of cattle and a
loud of farm produce.
The atr. Irving arrived this afternoon
with about 60 tons of freight and 25
passengers. She will go to the North
Arm for 3400 caaes of salmon for transshipment to Victoria.
Tho C. O. Funk sailed for Melbourne, Australia, this afternoon at 3
o'clock. She was loaded to her utmost
capacity, her deckload reaching fore
and aft ns for aa the forecastle and
cabin companion hatch, and was built
up almoat as far as the booms of the
spankers. She was gaily decorated
with bunting all day. The tug Active
did the towing.
The str. Gladys left for Chilliwhack
at (1:30 this morning with the intention of reaching her destination early
enough to enable those on board to
take in the exhibition. Among her
passengers were Hon. John Robson,
premier; W. H. Ladner, M. P. P.,
president of the B. C. Agricultural
Association; Mayor Townsend, James
Punch, reeve ot Surrey; Johu Kirkland, reeve of Delta; A. M. Herring,
W. R. Austin, and n number of others.
Jomos Orr, M. P. P., went up by railway.       	
W. L. Newsomo, book-keeper at H.
M. Cunningham Ss Co's, has gone back
home to Orono, Ont., on account of
hia father's death.
Guests at the Colonial: P. B, Lawrence, San Franoisco; Dr. J. Ferguson,
Niagara Falls, Ont.; A. Williams, J.
Caitiire, Vanoouver.
Guests at the Queen's: W. C. Wal-
kins and wife, Chicago, III.; J. A. Rus-
Bel, H. Woodward, Vanoouver; J. E.
Gardner, R. J. Hill, R. Parkin, Victoria; Alfred Ritohie, Montreal, J.R.
Roberta, Toronto; R. Cane, San Francisco.
Yesterday Mr. Georgo Y. Crook-
shanks, Inspector of Dominion Government Savings Banks, Ottawa, who
has been on ofliciol businesa in this
province, paid his friends in this city
an unofficial and fraternal visit. Ho
loft for the eaat on the 1 o'clock train
and was accompanied, as far as the
junction, by a numbor of friends.
Shipping nnd Oilier Note*.—Another
Sealer Sighted.—... Crowe linker lie-
sign., and Tho*. Earle 1. Asked lo Bun
for Ihe Vacancy.
Speoial to tho Columbian.
Victouia, Sopt. 25.—The sohooner
C. 11. Tupper arrived this murning
from tho Sandwich Islands. Sho left
here aome time ngo with a cargo of
submarine cable and telegraph supplies for use on those islands. She
safely accomplished her mission.
Tho Electrio Tramway Co. are getting duwu tu work. Thoy have commenced planking James Bay bridge
preparatory to setting rails in position.
Lord and Lady Stanley will bo given a royal reception on the occasion of
their visit here.
lt is reported that there is a soaliug
schooner in tho atraits, bound in; identity unknown.
E. Crow Baker has resigned his
seat iu tho Dominion houso, and a petition is being circulatod, and numerously signed, by frienda of Thomas
Earle, asking him to run for tho seat.
Mr. Earlo is veiy popular and will, if
ho consont'j to run, givo anybody a
hard tight who may contest the election with him.
A Description of Some of Ibe Splendid
Exhibits—Formal Opening To.
Children Cryfor Pitcher's Castoria.
Special to The Coluhbian.
Chilliwhack, Sept. 25. —Chilliwhack is busier and livelier to-day
than it has been for tho paat twelve
months. Farmers' wagons, cattle and
horses for exhibition, and private carriages cover tho streets, making the
scene at once attractive and exciting.
In tho vicinity of the agricultural hall
the crush is bewildering, the attendance for tho first day of the fair being
larger than on any previous occasion.
The weather is lovely and the indications are good for a continuance of the
same. The number of entries are
about the same as last year, in most
claasea of exhibits, except hersea and
cattlo, which are considerably larger.
The show of thoroughbred cattle and
graded stock is very large and fine and
a noticeable improvement over last
year, particularly in Holsteins and
Jerseys. In horses better blood is
also mure observed on all sides, and
the number of entries is larger than
usual. This ia taken as positive proof
of the growing wealth of thia flourishing municipality. Flourishing it is,
and bo it will continue.
The ladies come to tho front this
year with finer displays of fancy work,
knitted articles, etc. The floral display is magnificent and wonderfully
large. The dairy and vegetable exhibits aro excellent. J. W. Wells, of
Mission, shows a splendid samplo of
broom corn, which proves this important article of commerce can bo grown
to perfection in British Columbin. Ho
also shows field corn elevon feet high,
with ears 15 to 18 inches long, very
curious vegetable peaches, the champion pumpkin (weighing 150 pounds),
and a brace of cauliflowers weighing 16
pounds each. A. C. Wells shows a
sheaf of American banner oatB, 5jj ft.
high with heads wonderful to behold.
His entire crop of these oata averaged
100 bushels to the acre. L. M. Hall
exhibits mangold wurtzels, 27 inches
long, 18 inches in circumference, and
weighing 26 pounds. J. Reece has a
magnificent display of vegetables. His
Swede turnips average 18 pounds each;
short white carrots measure 17 inches
in circumference, sugar beets averaging 17 per hundred poundB, and globo
mangolds of mammoth size. J. McCuteheon has the finest display of
Northern Spy variety of apples, and
also a splendid showing of most luscious dessert pears. F. H. Goodall
has cooking pears averaging 30 ounces
each. H. Kipp shows Canadian black
walnuts, sweet ohesnuts and butter
nuts, which are well worthy of special
The president, Mr. Webb, and the
secretary, Mr. G. W. Chadsey, aB well
aB the directors of the association, are
up to thoir eyes in work, and, to their
credit be it said, everything has progressed smoothly. The judges are
hard at work and will finish their
duties some time during the night.
The formal opening of the exhibition
will take place at 10 a.m. to-morrow,
when it ia expeoted Hon. John Robson will be present to perform the
ceremony. The number of distinguished visitors is much smaller than
last year, but a number are expected
to arrive this evening. To-morrow
will be the great day and preparations
are being made on a large scale for the
reception of the multitude. As usual,
Mrs. Harrison's is the favorite hostelry
and it is crowded to overflowing.
Nearly all the exhibitors have promised
to send their exhibits to the provincial
show at New Westminster and a great
number of people from thiB locality will
also attend.
Lokdok, Sept. 23.—Wilkie Collins,
the famous novelist, is dead. William
Wilkie Collins was the eldest son of
the late William Collins, R. A., the
well-known pointer of rustic scenes.
Ho wos hern iu London, January,
1824. Aftor having been educated at
a private sohool and spending two
years with liis parents in Italy, ho was
articled for four years to a firm in the
tea trade. Exchanging commerce for
law, he was a student at Lincoln's Inn
at the time of his father's death, and
his earliest literary performance was
an admirable biography of his father,
w.ith selections from his journal and
correspondence, published in two volumes, 1848. From this time Mr.
Collins devoted himself entirely to
literature, and published successfully
"Anlonia, or the Fall of Home; a romanco of tho fifth century," 1850. Iu
I860 he wrote the "Woman in White,"
and tho "Now Magdalen" 1873, nnd
from that time on ho became very
popular as a novelist, He wos a member uf the guild of litcraturo and utt
and took o prominent part in tbe amateur performances which were got up
fur its benefit. Sovoral uf his must
popular novels were dramatised and
uud were as successful as plays ob they
were os works of fiction. Mr. Collins
may bo said io be the founder of the
"sensational' scliool of novelists. He
has had mnny imitators, but nono of
them attained so high a place in tho
literature ot Enclish-apookin". nations
as Wilkie Collins.
The diary of the famous Baron
Friedrich von der Trenck, cousin
of the notorious Franz von der
Trenck, which purports to be written in his own blood while a prisoner at Magdenbur/*, is now offered
for sale at Leipsic. The diary, inscribed on 200 pages of an interleaved Biblo presented to Trenck in
1760 by the Princess Amnlie, sister
of Frederick the Oroat, includes bo-
sides a number of poems and lettors,
various social, political, and philosophical treatises, and it history of tho
prisoner's adventurous life, which
ended in 1790 on the guillotine.
Ho wns condemned tn death by
Robespierre as a secret, agent of
foioigii governments.
(From Daily Columbian, Sept. 26.)
No cases at the police court this
The Gladys arrived this afternoon
with tho usual freight and passengers.
The Irving went up to Chilliwack
this afternoon. She will return tomorrow with many of the visitors to
tho fair.
The steamer Irving brought up 3400
cases of salmon from the Bon Accord
Cannery at Sen Island, this morning..
These gooda will be shipped to Victorin.
Very low tides prevail at the present
time, aud mud that has uot seen the
light of day for many a month sends
up his exhalations in the orthodox
manner now.
W. H. Thibadeau and A. & Wintemute hnvo "gone down foot." Seo
exhibition fund. And now everybody
is wondering if it ia going to be a
severe winter up north.
The boat and net supposod to have
boon stolen from Fete Miller yesterday were found to-day on the other
Bide of tho river. It is thought tkat
some body used the boat as a ferry.
The owner is pleased to get his property back again.
Wo rogret to hear that our cotemporary the World has made slam-jam
"pi" of ono of its forms. We have
"been there" and can appreciate the
situation. You have our sympathy
and "moral support," friend World, in
picking things up. Better luck next
The new furniture for the Caledonia
Hotel has boen placed in position in
the bedrooms nnd other apartments.
It is in walnut and white ash, and
is very handsome. Mr. Mcintosh
thinks he will be able to accomodate
between 40 and 50 guests during exhibition woek.
A small Indian boy is detained at
the police station, in connection with
Murdering Dick's house-breaking escapade tho other night. Strenuous
efforts have been mode to "pump"
him, but he is a pretty deep youth,
aud so far, all attempts to eliOit from
him the desired information havo
proved abortive.
The industrial fair at Portland opens
on Thursday, the 26th, and continues
30 daya. Round trip tickets, via Tacoma, good for 9 days, will bo issued
at the low price of $9; while tickets
good for 30 days will be issued for §16.
No doubt mnny Victorians will avail
themselves of this opportunity to viait
Portland and take in the great industrial exhibition.— Times.
Laat night Mr. Z. S. Hall, the well-
known proprietor of one of our enter-
prising book and stationary stores, put
a two-line adv, in The Columbian, intimating that he wanted an errand
boy. To-day Mr. Hall came rushing
into this oflice, imploring ua to take
out the adv. immediately, as he had
not only obtained a boy, but was being
distracted by applications.
The Victoria lacrosse club having
refused to play with Vancouver at the
Westminster fair, it ia the intention of
the Vancouver team to play with the
Westminsters there on the 3rd ult.
The members of the Vancouver lacrosse club are requested to turn out
for practice every morning at 6 a. m.
and alao at 4:30 p. in. Saturday. Westminster people havo acted very generously in offering gold medals for outside teams, not only for lacrosse, but
football uud baseball. In each of these
Victoria has declined competition.—
It is now understood to be definitely
decided, says the World, that no further investigation of the so-called
Hogg vs. Langis-Sullivan abortion case
will bo made, The counsel's feet for
the prosecution have, it is said, been
paid in, and the intention now is to let
the matter drop. Strange as this may
seem to some, still it is not at all to
be wondered at considering the length
of time that haB elapsed since the
original charges were made, Moreover, Mra. Hogg is away, and there is
no telling whether sho would care to
return here to further proseoute the
Suicide of au Indian.
Mr. Coroner Ferris returned from
Westhnm Island to-day, where he had
been holding nn inquest on the body
of Jack, a Cowichan Indian, who suicided ou Wednesday by placing a
i lble-barrel shotgun against his abdomen und pulling the triggers by
means of a pieco uf string. Ho died
in about an hour and a half afierw aids.
Verdict, suicide.
Ilrlrk* from Japan.
A scow load of brick from Japan,
Iho first over brought to Puget Sound,
has arrivod at Seattle. It contained
100,000, and eaoh brick has the name
uf the maker stamped in with Japanese letters. A tea ship brought it
as ballast across the Paoilie and unloaded it at Tacoma, whence it was re-
shipped to Seattle. Bricklayers pronounce it a very line brick, as it, is
ono-third larger in aiza than the brick
made hero. The brick-buyers liko the
appearance of it, but not tho price,
which is §20.50 a thousand.
Interesting: lo Artist..
This morning thero could be seen in
the direction of the Pitt mountains
that beautiful sight known to artists
as the "Tumor effect." It is merely
the darker bulk of the hills looming
through the haze liko a deeporshudow.
Turner was the first to introduoe this
fine effect into his works, although the
secret is out now. In thiB connection
it may be appropriate to remark that
the zodiacal light has been noted attendant on the setting sun for several
evenings past. Some think this illumination was caused by tho tail of a
comet, but tho first supposition is more
likely to bo oorreot.
A Kallu-r Short Slny.
Speaking of the anticipated viait of
the governor-general and party lo that
city shortly, the Vancouver World
Biiys: lt is proposed to givo tho distinguished visitors a grand reception
on their arrival on the 26th prox.,
when on address of welcome will be
read. On the same evening Lord
Stanley and patty intend to go on to
Westminstor by the evening train.
They will atoy there as guests of
Bishop Sillitoe until Monday, the
28th, on whioh day they will return
here. A drive round Stanley Park,
and an excursion on tho Inlet, will
form part of the entertainment prior
to the departure of the distinguished
visitors for Victoria ou Tuesday. It
is proposed also to telegraph to Admiral Heiienge, asking him to permit tho
flagship to bo iu the harbor here during the governor-general's visit. An
effort will also be made to have a
torchlight procession on the harbor.
Bringing Them lo Time.
There is trouble among the celestials
to-day. Chief Pearce dropped around
iu a casual way and informed the tyhee
superintending the erection of the extensive lodging-house, opposite Winte-
mute's.factory on Columbia street, that
ho would have to comply with the
city's rules aud regulations by making
the windows in the building at least
two feet square. The building is nearly finished externally, and has on
each side a row of windows about
14x12 inches each, and moro resembling pigeon holes than anything else.
This will all have to be altered, and
the Chinamen have been stamping up
and dowu iu a terrible state all day.
The rooms are also too small, the 380
cubic feet of space being by no moans
adhered to. This will also have to
suffer heavy changes. It would be
cheaper for tho builders to tent- the
whole building down and build it
anew. Tho place is anything but an
ornament to the city, and surprise ia
being expressed that the authorities
should havo allowed euch a shack to
be erected in the heart of the city.
Mr. D. W. Morrow, secretary of the
Victoria lacrosse club, yesterday received a despatch from the New Westminster club declining a match in this
city on October 5th, but offerng to
piny here in a couple of weeks after the
provincial exhibition. This would of
course bo su lato that good weather
could not be depended upon, and consequently does not suit the Victoria
boys, who, having gone over to the
royal city at considerable inconvenience to oblige the Westminster team,
naturally think it strange that they
should twice decline a match in return
hen.—Colonist 26th. There is nothing strange about the matter. The
Westminster team is literally practising night and day, and they will have
an extra exertion to undergo on the
last day of the exhibition, Friday. It
is hardly fair to expect the boys to
trot off to Victoria without rost of any
kind immediately after their hard work
hero. It is not from any wish to disoblige the Victoria team that our boys
decline the mutch. "Enough ia aa
good as a feast," and they don't propose to worry the lives out of thom-
selves for the Bake of ono match.
A Decrease In the Total Number ot Ex.
Iiibll. Irom Laat Yenr.—Some of Ihe
Price Winner*.
Special Io the Columbian.
Chilliwack, Sopt. 26.—The exhibition waa formally opened this mumim.',
at 10 o'clock, by the premier and provincial secretary, Hon, John Robson.
He made an able speech aud referred
to the many vexed questions which had
been settled between tho Dominion
and local governments, also to the certainty of a line of railway traversing
the valley at an early date south of
the Fraser. He was cordially received
and applauded at the closo of his remarks. Mr. Ladner, M. P. P., also
spoke, delivering one of his most
humorous nnd happiest uf addresses.
President Webb thanked tho premier
and Mr. Ladner fur their presence.
Thero is a great crowd hero to-day.
Tho wealth and the beauty of the valley aro in their best attire. There is
great interest in the riding contests,
which will bo settled   this  afternoon.
The news published in The Columbian that Aid. Cunningham lind token
first prizo for fruit, and W. G. Henry
first for vegetables nnd second for
fruit, at Toronto, was received with
gratification, A largo number uf entries wore mode hero tu-day for tho
provincial exhibition.
Thn total number of entries in
the Chilliwhack exhibition was 625,
a slight decrease from last year Several reasons are given for this falling
off, the correct one, moat probably being, that the fanners hove been so
busy taking advantage of tho fine weather to harvest their crops that they
could not dovoto much time to preparing for tho exhibition. The fruit display is far short of what it ahould be,
but the quality of the exhibits makes
up for the lack of quantity. Grains,
vegetables and roots aro also short of
last year.
The Columbian prize for the bost
exhibits of grains was won by Mr. H.
Kipp, whoso exhibits aro large and
fine and well worthy of their success.
In all, Mr. Kipp, took seven prizes
for grains. Mr. J. Reece made tho
bost all round display of vegetables,
ond won numoroua prizes. Adnm
Vedder showed some stalks of field
oorn, fifteen foet high, with ears
nearly 20 inches in length, Wilder
and Brown's exhibit of a new variety
of potatoes, named Rural New Yorker,
was very fine aud attracted consider
ublo attention. Mr. A. C. Wells carried off the  first   prizo for   peaches
again this y:ar, and Rev. O. M. Tate
took the tirst prize for grapes, with
some beautiful samples. Mesars. McCuteheon, Wella and Ashwell made
tho finest and largest exhibits of fruits.
In cattlo the number of entries are
far in excess of last year, but outside
of Hoistoins and graded stock there
were not a half a dozen animals ihown.
Mr. D.« MoGillivraj took the only
prizes for Durhams, and Mr. C. Chadsey and Mr. T. R. Pearson for Jerseys. In Holsteins Mr. G. W. Chad-
Bey and Mr. Reeco divided tho honors, taking six outof the seven prizes.
They Bhowed Borne handsome cattle
whicli are certain to take a leading place
at the provincial fair, ln graded stock
the large number ot entries mode the
competition tkoen and the prizes were
more evenly distributed, although the
lion's share fell to Mr. A. O. Wells' and
Mr. Dunville. Mr. R. Nowell's line
sheep took every prizo in tho Southdown cloas. ln graded sheep, Mr.
Wells and Mr. Reece hud several prize
winners. In graded pigs Mr. H. Webb
had tho best showing and carried off
the two importnnt prizes.
The poultry display w,»a not nearly
what it ahould have been. MrB. Evans
won first prizo for roll butter, and
Mrs. Forsytho took the remaining two
prizes for best firkin buttor and best
packed buttor. The dairy exhibits
wore certainly very fine, and the
judges wero sorely puzzled to decide
on tho samples entitled to the prizes.
In no other line wos competition more
keen than in this. The floral display
was beautiful, and the ladies deserve
the highest credit for the assistance
they rondered tho exhibition by making it so much more attractive by their
exhibits. Mnny of the plants wore
rare and seldom seen outside of a tirst-
class conservatory collection, and the
bouquets, baskets and collections were
arranged and blended in beautiful and
attractive style. Mrs. Evans, Mrs.
Ashwell and Mrs. A. O. Wells showed
the best collections.
In Indies' plain and fancy work,
knitting, etc., the exhibits were more
numerous and superior in every way to
those of last year, which leads one to
think that these exhibitions are putting the fair sex un their mettle, with
the result that home decorations are
receiving more attention. In crochet
work and knitting the entries were
most numerous, but all diviaiona were
largely rcpreaented. The largest prize
winners are: Mrs. Barber, 8; Mrs.
Tate, 7; Mrs. A. C. Wells, 6; Mrs.
Streot, 3, and Mrs. Evans, 3. Mrs.
A. S. Vedder won first prize for best
aix samples of knitting. In drawings,
Mrs. Steveiwon took prizes for a pen
and ink sketch and for a water color,
Miss Susan Hall for best pencil drawing, and Miaa McGillivray for best
crayon. Two of tho three prizes offered for the best drawing by children
under 12 yeara of age were won by
Moater Stephen Chadsey. Mr. J. O.
Henderson showed a splendid collection nf Btuffed birds and animals,
among the latter a two-headed lamb.
[Tlio official prizo list will be found
in another column.]
Gueats at tho Queeni 0. S. McDowell, W. D. Haywood, R. E. Allan, T.
J. Allan, Oapt. Woodward, R. Mo-
Guinis, Vancouver.
Guests atthe Colonial: G. Robertson, John McNicoll, Vancouver; Mrs.
B. H. Kritch and child, Port Town-
send; C. E. Slater, Montreal; J. Mc-
Killop, Toronto.
Lady Selkirk, daughter-in-law of the
Earl of Selkirk, founder of the Red
River colony, arrived in Vancouver,
yesterday, over the C. P. R., and, accompanied by Lody Shrewsbury, registered ot Hotel Vancouver. At Win-
nigeg, where they spent tome pleasant
days, they were the guests of Sir Donald A. Smith, ot Silver Heights. The
whole trip to tho cast wos mode in
easy stages, and was unaccompanied
by any unpleasant delays or accidents.
Lody Selkirk and her companion fairly
went into raptures over the glances of
the Fraser River scenery, Spuzzum
and Yale being described as beyond
compare. Lady Selkirk has expressed
her desire to meet any of tho decend-
ants of the Red Rivor colony who moy
havo settled in this provinco.
.Moulders on strike. Thos. Earle Konil-
noted for lhe Dominion House. Wnr.
ship* for Westminster.
Speciul to Tin: Columiiian.
Victouia, Sept. 2(1.—The moulders
employed by tho Albion Iron Worka
weut on strike this morning. It is
understood the cause of tho difficulty
is a misunderstanding with the foreman, whu is a non-union mon. The
strikers number about twenty-live,
Thoy are holding a meeting this afternoon to decide upon a programme.
The roquisition requesting Thomas
Earlo to accept the nomination for tho
Dominion Houae is very numerously
signed, about 500 sigiiaturos being attached to it. Mr. Eatle has accepted
the nomination, nnd promises the preaent Dominion Administration a generous but independent support.
The Oity of Pueblo sailed ot one
o'clock for San Francisco with 125
passengers nnd a full cargo. She ia on
a record breaking trip.
H. M. S. Icarus and Champion will
leave for New Woatmiustor on Saturday, remaining there until the close of
the provincial exhibition.
Tho unpropitioui weather whieh
marked tho advent to Winnipeg city
of tho vlco rogal patry continued Tuesday. If anything, tho weather was
more disagreeable, a drizzling raiu falling all the afternoon. In the nfternoon a regatta was hold, and in the
evening n state dinner was given at
the govornment Iioubo. Tho lovoe, or
drawing room announced to be held
In the evoning at parliament houso was
o failure, very fow being In attendance
for presentation to their excellencies, VOLUME 34.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday morning. Oil. '1, ISS".
(From Daily Columbian, Sept. 27.)
The Ladies' Aid Society in connection with tlio Methodist church intend
holding a "harvest home" festival at
nn early date.
Eighty hogs consigned to W. H.
Dioblea, Nanaimo, arrivod from tho
interior this afternoon, and wore un
loaded at lho C. P. N. wharf.
Cohoos have not put in their lip
peai-anee as yot in large numbers, but
tho sockeyes still run well. Very little
fishing is being done at present
Messrs. Roid & Currie havo paid
their 825 subscription to the exhibition
fund ; and now tho tnlk is for a
polar expedition to bring in tho survivors.
Tlio contract for erecting tho carriage houso, outbuildings, ole, in connection witli Mr. H. V. Edmonds' now
residence haa been awarded to J, D.
The str. Yoscmito left this morning
for Victoria, with 4,400 cases of sal-
mon from tho Bon Accord cannery.
She will fill up to a full cargo ut
Ewen's cannery.
Tho intorior of tho Bank of British
Columbia is tn bo frescoed. The
samo artists who did the work at the
Queen's Hotel bar are doing the work,
and mado a start this morning.
Four young mon wore accommodated
with bedrooms ot the polioe station
last night. They were taken in about
one o'clock a. m. and had been sleeping around tho dock3. Thoy were released this morning.
Tho steamer Gladys will loavo for
Chilliwack and intermediate ports on
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday next
weok, to accommodate the farmors
who will attend tho provincial exhibition.
The Chilliwack farmers are very enthusiastic ovor tho coming exhibition
in this city, and many will attend it
and enter exhibits. The committee
on accommodation should have every
spare bed in the city on their list, as
the hotels uud lodging houses will be
taxed beyond their capacity.
To rain or not to rain is going to be
rather a serious matter to Bevoral of
the citizens, from a monetary point of
viow. Some gentlemen have posted
bets, in one oase to the amount of ,150,
that it will rain before and at exhibition time; and the gloom of apprehension was noticeable on their brows today, at times relieved by the occasional sun bursts.
Tho brickmaking companies at Port
Haney nro still as busy as thoy were a
month ago, and active operations will
last for sovoral weeks yet. The total
number of bricks shipped up to date
from Beckett & Co.'s and Mr. T. F.
Sinclair's yards, this season, amounts
to about 4,000,000. Fully another
1,000,000 bricks will be manufactured
before operations cease for the year,
Mr. John S. Clute has been appointed acting inspector of customs for
district No. 7, British Columbin, in
addition lo his duties as collector at
Now Westminster. And sub-collector
Isaac Johns, of Vancouver, has been
granted threo months' leave of absence
on account of ill hoalth. Heracholl
Gordon has been appointed customs
preventive oflicer at Nanaimo vico
Thomas Bradley, deceased. A gratuity
has been granted Mrs. Bradley, also
Mrs. Fry, widow of tho lato surveyor
at Victoria. —News-Advertiser.
Tlie Truants Return.
The four boys who ran away from
Vancouver to Seattle returned to their
homes to-day. They walked all the
way from Whatcom, passod the night
in the police station here, and, with
mnny uncomfortable speculations as to
the antics which the maternal slipper
and tho tug-strap in the wood-shod
would play upon their corporeal persons, Ihey made a start for Vancouver. They are bright, intelligent looking lads and two of thom aro professional men—boot blacks. They will
pay Westminster nnothor visit during
oxhibition week, in spito of tho fact
that tho invitation committee forget
to sond them tickets.
Tin- Clillllwiirk Fair.
The Chilliwack fair was brought to
a successful finish yestorday aftornoon.
Tho most interesting ovont of the day,
after tho opening oeromon.es, wns the
ladies' equestrian oxhibition. There
wero four entries, Mian Kipp, Alias
Gortio Kipp, Miss MoKoever and Miss
McCuteheon. All tlio ladies rodo well
and gracefully, but the palm was carried oil' by Misa Gertie Kipp, who was
awarded first prize. The horso races
did not amount to much. Sunshine
won thu §50 prize. A regrettable accident occurred by which Mrs. Tato
wos thrown from her carriago, fractur-
ing her arm and Buffering otlier serious
injuries. A grand ball at tho Contro-
villo houso closed tho programme.
Tiie llovi'rnor*l.,<!iicriil's Yl.tH.
Thn announcements regarding the
'movements of the vice-regal party
while in British Columbia) published
heretofore, have boon inaccurate and
misleading. Govornor-Goneral and
Lady Stanley will arrive iu Vancouvor
on Saturday, Oct. 20th, and that evening will come over to Westminster ami
remain the guests of Bishop and Mra.
Sillitoo, at St. Mary's Mount till Monday. Ou Monday the party will roturn to Vancouver and remain in that
city till Thursday, Slst October, when
thoy proceed to Victoria. Mis excellency and party will revisit Westminster on tho homeward trip, visit points
of interest in the neighborhood, and
receive the ollicial attentions which
will be arranged for the occasion.
John McBuin, of London, Out.,
aged about 50, walked ntf the wharf at
that city last night, and was drowned.
Successful (.rnfiSug.
Mr. Wm. Macdonald, of Fairfield
Island, Chilliwack, hns experimented
most successfully in grafting the wild
crab tree. Three years ago he took
500 grafts and graftod them on the
wild crab trees scattered ovor his farm.
The second year a largo number of
trees bore fruit, and this season the
Buccess of the experiment proved complete, nearly evory troo not destroyed
by cnttle yielding a prolific crop.
Among the apples are tlio #1111161(116 or
Snow variety, and a large green winter apple that weighed about a pound
and a half each. Tho snow apple is
perfect in size, shape, color and flavor.
Tlio experiment has proved so successful that Mr. Macdonald will graft
another 500 trees this fall, and many
of his neighbors will   follow   his  ex-
 •» -*- ♦ —
The lloyal (Ily Hills- Exhibit.
The Columbian is requested to contradict the reports mado at tho moeting of the celebration committees on
Wednosday night, to tho effect that
tho Royal City Planing Mills Co. will
tako 110 part in the procession, and
that it was oven doubtful if thoy would
make an exhibit. Contrary to these
statements wo are informed that the
company has beon preparing an exhibit for aome woeks, and when the exhibition opens it will bo found that the
Royal City Mills will make a display
worthy of the occasion, and a credit to
tho industry in general. As to taking
part in the procession, the management could not deoide the question in
a moment, but the mattor is under
consideration and it is quito probable
tho R. C. P. M. Co. will bo represented in this also.
 . . .	
Street Imiiro vemcnls (loins on Through-
out lhc City.
Tho following comprise the streets
whicli are at the present time undergoing repairs, grading, extensions and
improvements. Fortesque street, St,
Andrews' and Ellice stroots, all the
streets through St. Andrew's Square,
Agnes stroet (nearly finished,) Park
Lane, Clinton street, Queen's Avenue,
Pelham st,, Douglas st, London st.,
Melbourne st., Forrest, St., Bonson
st., has been completed and John and
Patrick streets will be in the market
for tenders in a few days. The North
Arm Road will be built up to city
limits immediately, as far as Edinburgh
street. Perhaps Agnes Btreet has un-
deguiio a more radical change than any
other thoroughfare in the city. The
sidewalks are in course of elevation to
a level with the roadway, and when
finished the street will be sure to be a
favorite promenade and driving sketch.
To-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock
the following chosen teams will play a
practice match, which will bo the last
general practice before the game with
Vancouvor on Friday next: Captain's
team; Bell, Lewis, Stewart, Irwin,
Lister (capt.) Pickles, Hamber, Allan,
Miller, Port, Aikman, Bovill, Draper
and Hartman. Vico-cnptain's team:
H. Peelo, Whyte, Weede, McMartin
(capt.), Corbett, Mowatt, Fulton,
Schetky, Albro,- Whiteside, Homer,
P. Peele, Pittendrigh and Clute. It
should bo borne in mind by the foot
ball players that Vancouver will put a
very strong team in the field, and that
it will mako a strenuous effort to
carry away the medals. It is necessary then that evory player should attend the praotico match to-morrow, in
order that the exact strength of the
team may be ascertained, nnd a chance
given to test every man at his allotted
Decorate, Dccornle!
Our business men and privato citizens
generally should abet the efforts of the
council, tho officers of the association
and celebration committees, to make
tlio exhibition and celebration next
week a creditable succcess, by each
one fixing up some simple decorations
in front of his own premises. Everyone can dispose a fow ovorgroons tastefully beforo his door and perhaps make
somo display of bunting and Chineso
lanterns. Contractors who havo
building material on the streets sh mid
also do what is possilbe in the way
of mitigating thoso nocossary obstructions', during tho days of tho show and
oolebration, and an effort, should mode
nn all hands to tidy up the Htreets ao
far aa circumstances will permit. All
these comparatively trifling things in
themselves, if patriotically attended
to by each citizen so far na his own
business or premises aro concerned,
will go far towards producing a very
happy general ellect ami bn the means
of creating pleasant impressions of
the city for our thousands of oxpeeted
visitors to carry away with them, and
thus add very materially to tho actual
success of the ontiro demonstration,
A F.11 mil te's Antics.
A. half crazy man has been creating
... ,,:,,, ijrttjj 1' Boundary Bay
1 Blaine "■ appeared 0110 morn
ipg at the St. Leonard's Hotel, armed
with n Winchester repeating riflo and
demanded to know tho whereabouts of
n "young follow" who had annoyed
him. As no person knew who tho
term "young fellow" was meant for no
information could bo given on that
point. The lunatic then walked a
short distance from tho houso and
commenced discharging his rille,
several of the bullets passing through
a small house 111 which peoplu were
living at the tiiiw, but without doing
sny harm. By a ruse the ride was
taken away frnm him, and he then
wont to Blaine and forcibly took
another rifle ami 200 rounds of ammunition from Air. McEJinoii'fi store.
No ono was in the store nt, the time
but a littlo girl, whom ho abused and
forced to Ily from tho place in terrm1.
lie then left ihu sl-ic and 1'etui'llod t->
the Canadian side, discharging the
rid; ,is i.e wont, endangering ihe lives
of many peoplo. A party of Blaino
people gathered together to capture
the lunatic, it is said, with the purpose in view of lynching him, but he
hud disappeared before those charitable
gentlemen reached tho boundary and
nothing haB been heard of him  since.
Strange Suicide.
The details of the suicide of Jack
tho Cowichen Indian, noticod briefly
in yesterday's issue, are as follows:
The morning of the crime, Jack was
busy loading two cartridges, and when
his wife called hiin to come and take
his breakfast, Jack, without saying
anything, picked up his double-barrelled shotgun and walked out of the
house. Ho went behind tho liouse
among the bushes mid his little boy
followed at a short distanco. On arriving at a stump about 200 yards
from tho house, Jack took out a long
string and tied the two ends to the
triggers of the gnu, placed the loop
end.around the stump and then stepping back until the cord was taut,
deliberately gave the gun a jerk. The
discharge was not quite simultaneous,
being about half a second apart. The
man fell down holding his abdomen
with both hands and lay moaning until some mon attracted by the
report came to his relief. He was
taken to the house and was quite
conscious for thu hour and a half
that he lived. The shots cut a
round hole about the size of a silver
dollar, almost over the stomach; the
charge did not go through the body,
perhaps on account of the load being
light, although tho cartridges wero
loaded for duck; besides, the integuments in the region of the stomach are
very tough. Before his death, Jack,
in talking to his wife and friends, said
he was at peace with all the world; his
wife had been a good woman to him,
and he had nothing to complain of.
He could assign uo reason for the
deed, but that he felt that he was
bound to kill himself that day. Jack's
father committed suicide many years
ago, and it is strongly suspected that
the monomania that prompted the
father in this rash act was hereditary
in the son. Mr. Coroner Ferris, who
held the inquest on the body, says that
the family of the deceased man are
quite well off and have a comfortable
home, which makes the motive for the
self-murder all the more inexplicable.
Suicides among the Indians in British
Columbia are rare, but it bas been
known to the Indians of the plains
from untold ages, among whom it was
considered rather a glorious achievement.
The Hon. John Robson has returned
from Chilliwhack.
Lieut Gov. Nelson and lady have
engaged a suito of rooms at the Queen's
Herbert J. Kirk, late of Winnipeg,
has taken up his residence in Westminster.
Guests ut the Queens: F. H. Raid',
Hong Kong; Rev. J. Calvert, Delta;
W, Elliott, Vancouver; J. E. Gardner
Jos. T. Erskine, J. T. Coban, Victoria; R. Butt and son, Brandon, Man.
The Countess of Selkirk and Countess Dowager of Shrewsbury, left Vancouver yesterday for Victoria and will
go from there to Sun Francisco, returning home by the United States lines of
GucBts at the Oolonial: B. Seguin,
Mission; H. Forguson, Elgin; J. H.
Todd, J. Freeman, A. B. Gray, Victoria; C. S. Windsor, J. J. Crane,
Marvin Campbell, D. O. Miller, Wi L.
Fagan, Vancouver.
Sighted the IIitsli.-lEiilliiu Conuulttt'd
far Trial."Tlie Moulders' Strike.
Specinl to Till! Columbian.
C. Spring's schooner Favorite arrived to day from Behring's Sea with a
good catch of seals, but nothing of importance to report. Hor hunters,
while out ono dny, sighted tho cutter
Rush, but she was soon hidden iu a
deiiBO fog wliich camo up. The Favorito took hor boats aboard and quickly got away from that vicinity; nothing
moro was soen of the Rush on the
The Btrike of tho Albion Iron
Work's molders still continues, tho
company will not discharge tho obnoxious non-uiiiini man, and tbo
places of the strikers will be filled by
non-union tuou if possiblo.
Stewart Campbell, of the Winnipeg
Lacrosse Club, left yesterday fur Now
Westminster, B. C. Stewart will be
Badly missod on the Winnipeg toam.
Joo Kemp, resoupcl from the Quebec
ruinB Wednesday, died late tho samo
night. A horrible incident of the
tragedy has jost cniuo to light,
Michael Deehp was alive when found,
but one uf his feet was inextricably
wedged bctivooii two tonka and it wns
ton,id necessary to cut ull' the foot near
tho ankle in order to remove the body.
Tho lust body iv.cnvi't'eil who that of
Mrs. Mayberry, but it is so badly disfigured by rooks and rats tlmt her son,
a lail of -17, could only identify her
by the rings on her lingers. Tho bmly
of Richard Mayberry was found in tho
debris "f tho hunt slide Wednesday
niglit, badly mutilated and in nn advanced state of putrefaction. The
number of bodies recovered up to date
is 44, and at least another, that of
young Potnbt-i'toii, is known to bo still
in the ruins. Fourteen injured nro in
a fair way to recover. A thousand
dollars of tho relief fund havo boon
paid out in the victims and tho remain-
ine §2,000 will soon be distributed,
'I'll" federal government will bo askod
fur additional fnndB fnr relief purposes. The inquest was resinned yesterday.
(From Daily Columbian, Sept, 28.)
The str. Rithet left for Victoria
this morning with 30 passengers, and
a full load of farm produce.
It is expected Mr. Thos. Earle will
be returned, to represent Victoria in
the Dominion parliament, by acclamation.
The sale of work, held by Mrs. Sillitoo in the Temperance Hall closed
yesterday ond resulted very successfully.
The str. Irving loft for up river
ports this morning with 25 tons of
freight and a large number of passengers.
The ship Titania sailed from Vic,
toria to day, for England, with 33,-
721 cases of snlniou, valued at $194,-
023. Sho also took §75,000 worth of
furs for tho   Hudson  Bay  Oompany,
Mayor Townsend hos proclaimed
Thursday October 3rd a civic holiday.
It Js expected tho schools will be
closed on both Thursday and Friday
to allow tho children to enjoy the fun.
Dead humpback Balmon in countless
numbers lino the banks of the Fraaer
river between Chilliwhack and tho
mouth of the Harrison river. The
odors arising from the decayed fish aro
very offensive.
Esquimalt harbor is said to be full
of cohoeB, and the fishermen and men
from the war vessels are said to be
catching them in very large numbers.
In a few days these fish will head for
the Fraser river.
The W. 0. T. U. have completed
arrangements whoroby they will bo able
to furnish their friends and the general public, first class meals at a nominal rate, in the exhibition grounds during the celobration.
Messrs. Bell-Irving, Patterson &
Co. hove offered §15 to the best appointed waaon representing a trade or
industry, in the grand procession on
Thursday next. This little sum is
worth competing for.
A requisition was circulated this
afternoon asking Mayor Townsend to
call a public meeting for Tuesday
evening, October 8th, to discuss local
politics. The requisition will be presented on Monday night.
The Salvation Army will improve
the exhibition occasion, as will be
seen,by their posters. On Wednesday and Thursday next there will be
quite an accession to the local forco
and aeveral graud meetings.
Mr. Samuel Robertson, of Langley,
has generously Bent five boxes of tine
apples for the uso of the patients at
the provincial asylum for the insane.
It iB needless to Bay tbe fruit is greatly
appreciated. Tho C. P. N. Co. kindly
delivered the boxes free of charge.
The board of works should make a
point of having Agnes Btreet completely sidewalked before the exhibition
opens. In its present unfinished oondition It iB anything but attractive in
appearance, and aB it will be one of
the main thoroughfares to the exhibition grounds it ahould receive a little
more attention.
The Gazette of Thursday contains
the following appointments: Samuel
Gibbs, of Enderby, and Arthur Louis
Belyca, of Viotoria, Esquires, notaries
publio in and for the province of British Columbio; Arthur William Jones,
of Victoria, Esq., official member of
the board of directors of the Royal
hospital, Victoria.
Now ia the time to advertise specialties, and The Columbian is unequalled
in the nmvinco os an advertising medium. Fifteen hundred families read
The Weekly Columbian in Weitminster district alone, and our subscribers
are increasing every week. The Columbian hos tho confidence of its
reodera, and therefore its advertisements arc valuable.
The annual meeting of the Columbia
District of tho Ancient Order of Foresters will bo held in Vancouver on
Wednesday, Oclobor 2nd, after tho arrival of the steamor from Viotoria.
Delegates will be present from all the
Courts of Forestry in the province.
Tho delegates who will ropreseut this
city ore Mr. John McMurpliy, Sr.,
and Mr. Alex. Coutts.
Canada has a pictorial journal which,
for tho benuty of its illustrations, need
fear comparison neither in the United
States nor in Europe. The last number of the Dominion Illustrated is up
to the usual high standard, and its
favors are distributed protty fairly
ovor tho whole Dominion. Wo can
commend it as a good family paper.
To the student nf Canadian history,
resources and progress it is indispensable,
Thero is a man in Victoria who
loans flags for decorating purposos,
and to him tho city applied for 200 of
his colored cotton, to bo used three
days next weok in connection with the
exhibition. Thu ilil'B como to hand
safely last, night, and so did a littlo
bill of §150 for their use, but as the
lattor chargo seemed to bo a littlo
excessivo tho box was promptly
trundled aboard the steamer and
reshipped to Victoria, begorra,
Alurdoring Dick, alias half a dozen
other titles ond cognomens, appeared
this morning at the district court,before
Capt. Pittendrigh, in answer to a
charge of houso brooking and tlielt.
The easo was remanded unlil Monday,
in oilier te givo time to collect further
ovidence. A noblo nrmy of Siwashes
attended Dick in his audience before
tho "beak," and he evidonlly figures
as a kind of hero among thein. He is
said to be possessed of considerable
Mr. Laurance, the eminent Oculist-
Optioiiiu, wil] be at t>. 8. Curtis & Co.'s
Drug Store on October'-, 3 and 4, for the
purpose of adjusting the II. Lam-ance
Pebble anil otlier spectacles and eye-
gliiBscs to all conditions of sight. His
thorough knowledge of his profession
and large experience enables liim to select such lenses -as arc best adapted to
each reouhement, however difficult, and
always ensures to the wearers of the B.
Laurance apoetacles enso and comfort,
and an abiding improvement to tlieir
Early (Toning.
The dry goods and clothing merchants have como to an agreement
whereby they will close their reapective
places of business every evening,
except Saturday, at 7 o'clock sharp,
on and after October 7th. This is a
really good move, but should have
been mado months ago. The hours of
labor for a dry goods or grocery clerk-
should not bo longer than for a mechanics' and wo hope now to see tho grocers
and other niorchauls fall into lino and
adopt the early closing Bystem.
The arch on Park Lane is well under way and gives abundant promise
of being vory handsome when completed. Tho two Columbia street
arches will be commenced on Monday
morning. The merchants are preparing to decorate their business places in
good stylo and many of thom will go
to considerable expense m the matter.
The Hamley block will be decorated
iu a novel and elaborate style, and
the spaces between the windows on
the second Btory will each contain appropriate mottoes. Twelve handsome
mottoes of welcome will be stretched
across the full width of Oolumbia
Btreet. Monday morning will see the
decorators as busy as bees all over the
 ... ,	
Preparing for the Celebration.
The rifles paraded last night 25
strong, nil told, under Liout. Glover,
and were put through the manual exercise, company drill and marching,
all of which movements wero satisfactorily performed. Headed by the
bond, tho company marched out for
half au hour, and it was observed that
tho men were much more steady and
accurate than was to be expected for
the first drill of the season. The company will parade again on Monday
night in full dress, and it is expected
the turnout will be as large ns on inspection day. The artillery also
parades on Monday night, and the majority of the men have promised to attend. The success of the military
parade in the grand procession on
Thursday next largely depends on the
attendance at the Monday night
parade, consequenlly it remains with
tho men of both companies to show
the proper esprit de corps on this occasion.
A Tough Case.
Wm. O'Brien alias Hugh McColl,
charged with being drunk and incapable, stood up bofore his honor ibis
morning and admitted the fact. His
reason for giving another name when
he last appeared before the court was
because he did not want his conduct to
be known generally. He is the mnn
who laid an information for assault
against W. E. Dickinson some time
ago, and never appeared in the case.
His honor fined O'Brien $10, ot in default one month in jail, and he was
given until 12 o'clock, noon, to leave
tho town. O'Brien served three
months in jail lately, and the oflicers
have him down on their mental slates
as "a tough card," "a hard seed," "0
downy bird," and "n hot ticket." Tho
man doesn't look as bad as nil that,
but hia general appearance is such that
most men would, as in the old days of
'49, slip 0 hand secretly around iu the
neighborhood of the hip-pocket in
search of something swifter than the
fist, upon meoting him in a lonely
neighborhood about dark.
NO. 40.
815; F. Raith, §10; Archibald Bros.
Ss Williams, §10; Dickinson & Bionie,
$10; J. A. Webster, §10; G. E
Parkes, §10; J. C. Dockrill, §10:
Kwong On Wo & Co., §10; N. B,
Gavoreau, §10; Baker Bros.,§10; G.
Mead, §0; A. Charleson, §5; F. Crake,
§5; W. A. DeWolf Smith, §5; Hall &
Clements, §5; W. Moresby, §5; W. H.
Rowling, §5; J. Houston, §5; W.
Thibaudeau, §5; A. Grant, §5; A.
InBloy, $5; F. Forrest, §5; J.
E. Gaynor, §5; Jos. Burr, §5;
B. W. Shiles, §5; C. H. Clew, §5;
R. B. Kelly, §5; P. McTieman, §5;
A. Bell, §2.50; Dr. Welsh, §2.50; J.
L. Caldwell, §2.50; W. H. Falding,
82.50; Mrs. Hogan, $2.50; E. A.
Wadhams, §2,50; R. F. Drummond,
§2; J. C. Smith, §2; J. L. Chisholm, §2; W. D. Purdy, §2; J.
Patterson, §1; J. S. Clute, jr., §1,
Mr. Fraser, the treasurer, requests
ua to atate that owing to the limited
time at his disposal he has not been
able to call on everyone, and he would
feel obliged to those who have been
overlooked if they will call at the
Bank of Montreal and subscribe.
Final Touches.
The exhibition buildings are receiving their finishing touches in the way
of decorations. A largo number of
men have boon employed during
tho last few days arranging
these embellishments, and the change
wrought in that time has been wonderful, All the pillars and supports are
now clad in red, white and blue bunting, gracefully set off with evergreens
and autumn leaves. The effect of this
blending is extremely protty. Around
tho window frames tlio decorations aro
continued and in every direction the
walls are festoonod and draped. Every-
thiiii' outside the buildings is nearly
out of the workmen's hands, and Monday at the latest will seo the wholo
complete and in readiness. The grand
stand, with accommodation for 1,500
people, is Iinislied, and the judges'
stand opposite is also Hearing completion, lu tho stock yards a small stand
has been arrangod fur tho convenience
of tho judges on live stock. The lirst
exhibits that havo been received were
placed in the machinery annex yestorday, Messrs. F. G. Strickland Ss Co.
being tin* exhibitors. On that portion
nf the giounds reserved for business
purposes, small shops, resliiurmits and
Etnii'Js are rapidly springing into existence, and a busy spot this promises
to bo. The idea uf having the booths
iu one quarter uf the grounds was excellent. The race course is Iinislied,
but the roller wiil be kep: at wurk uu
it till the very last moment. The
gounds wore visited by iniiiiy hundreds
of peoplo yosterday, who wero all surprised nud pleased 1.1 ine rapidity
vvitll whieh the work has been performed.
The Cclctirnllun lnml.
Following aro tho amounts subscribed to the celobration fund since
publication of the lirst list in theso
columns two weeks ngo: Por R. Dickinson, §212.511; Brunotto S. M. Co.,
$100; C. P. Ni Co., $50; D. It. Brennan, $50; Westcult & Raymond, $50;
Ijuoons Hotol, $50; A. J. Tolmie, §50;
S. Woods, $50; funds from previous
celebration, per M. M. English, $35;
M. M. English, §25; D. Drysdalo,
$25; Lowenburg, Harris it Co., $25;
J. Ellnrd Ss Co., §25; C. McDonough,
$25; P. O. Bilodenu, §20, King &
Keory, §20; Gray Bros,, §20; J. M.
Uliickie,   $20;   Wright &  Jamieson,
Colonist Walling*.
The Colonist has found itself mistaken in its first estimate of the local
morning paper, and bemoans its disappointment in the following torms:
"Wo confess to being disappointed in
2Yiif' of Westminster. We believed
that, whatever tailings it might have,
it would bo manly and it would be
original. But we find that it has begun to steal, and to steal, too, from
the rimes. We aro grieved to see that
what it has stolen is not worth stealing. It has stolen the manners of the
Times, und committed a most contemptible plagiarism. The Times has
copyrighted "Honest John," and
young Truth has shown itself so deficient in originality as to appropriate aa
its own the nickname. This is a very
paltry theft. If Truth must have a
nickname, if it must be vixenish and
childish ut the same time, it surely
possesses brains enough to invent an
offensive name of its own. But we
thought that our youug contemporary
was abovo calling names. We sow
that it was a little rough on the surface, but we fancied that wo discerned
a gleam of the jewel underneath. But
weare afraid unit that it is nut only
rough on tbe suifaou, bint coarse and
weak all through. Stealing tho Times'
nickname and imitating its weakness
and childishness is a very pour sign.
The rough who rips out t. bin round
oath at the mini whu 1 ffenus linn may
be a guod fellow at bottom, but ths
loafer who vents his spite on the neighbor who is too decent to associate with
him by calling him a nickname, is
pretty certain to be a sneak through
and through. Wo trust that the Truth
will live up lo its name, and if it is
bound to be rude and unmanueily, it
will not steal its neighbor's bad language."        	
The Grand Procession-.
Mr. S. J. Tohmpsou, chairman of
the procession committee nnd Mr. T.
Ackerman, grand marshal of tho day,
were busy to-day arranging tho order
of the grand procession for Thursday
next. Following is the proposed order of the procession, but those arrangements will probably be changed
in some instances before lhe day named:
Grand Marshal.
O Battory Band. R. O. A.
No. 1 Battery, B. C. O. A. and  New Westminster Kill es.
Carriage containing His Honor Lieut,.
GovernorNoIhoii, Hon. John Robson
and Mayor Townsend.
Carriages containing members ol tlio Provincial Caoiuot, members or llie Dominion and   Provincial   Parliaments, lhe Aldermen of New
Westminster and Distinguished Visitors.
Allegorical Car   representing tiie Five
Cities ot the Province.
N. W. ltllles' Band.
Firemen aud Visiting Teams.
Athletic Clubs.
St. Andrew's and Caledonian Society.
Othor Societies.
Grand Car Representing   Fanning Industry.
Citizens ou Foot.
Allegorical ond Representative Cars of the
Various Industries,        e ,
Vancouver Brass Band.
GrantlCur representing an lodliui Encampment.
Citizens In Con-luges.
It is estimated that fully 50 curs ro-
presenting the various induBtrius will
take port in the procession. The allegorical cur representing iho live cities
uf British Columbia will be the grand?
est of them all. Five young and pretty ladles will represent the cities, the
post of honor being given to the Royal
City maiden. The Indian encampment onr will also be very attractive.
Many of the cars wiil In, drawn by
four horses, ami all will lie gaily caparisoned. Grand Marshal Ackerman
will be assisted by six deputy marshals,
mul t." them wili be assigned the duty
of keeping the proper order uf llie procession, and directing its movements.
It is expected the procession will be
ovor a mile lung, and llie grandest
over seen iu the province. The procession will form tit the Crescent at
9:30 sharp, un Thursday morning, and
at in uci'-ek biiarp ine oiuui   u ah
will be given. It will proceed down
Columbia u, Douglas Btreet, np tu Agnos street nud thonce to Pork lane
nnd Queen's park, circling onco tha
race course, after which the grand
marshal will dismiss the parade.
W. H. Ladner, M. T. P., left for
homo this evening.
A. M. Stonhouso, of mormon fame,
left Vanoouver today fur Lethbridge.
Guests ot the Colonial: A. McCorvie, W. ,J. Gallahor, G. A. Gordon,
Vnncouvor ; C. L. McCammon, Port
ID. Eiffel, u sou of tho famous:
engineer who reached the top rung
in lho ladder of fame by the way of
the Eiffel tower, is iu Vancouver. VOLUME 34,
Weekly BRn
Wednesday llniuiug, Oel,
fflvs':jss.zsv.:.:s -■s--..s:s:r.s;:ss-:':..:s:.-.::ss..„.is,ss;^s.i.
NO. 40.
Returning very briefly to the aub
ject which we treated somewhat
lightly elsewhere, namely, that of
the claims of Oliicngo to be chosen
as the site of   the proposed great
world's exposition of li-592, wo would '
remark that tin- question is not ouo
iu which  British Columbia—or in
deed the whole Dominion—is wholly
disinterested.    Although thepropo-
sitiou is for a world's fair, ostensibly, i
it is most fitting, ns the occasion is I
designed to celebrate the four huu- i
dredth anniversary ftf the discovery
of America by Ooliiitibus, that tho
exposition should be American more I
thun unything i-Ui'.     Viewed m this |
light, Chicago Is, plainly, moro contral than New V,
JH COLUMBIAN [ always sure, and human lives are
never made the plaything of passion-
crazed aud unreasoning mobs.
While admitting that, in some
oases, retribution, richly deserved
uud none too swift, is meted out to
atrocious villains by the tornadolike action of lynch law, still the
risk of resorting to this method of
punishing crime at all is too great,
and tho praotice is u foul blot upon
the fair name   of   tho   greatest   of
republics, that should bo blotted
out. But, owing to social conditions and habits in many parts of
the United States, tho task will be
a most difficult one.
coast is steadily
ing in impoi'ttui
able concession .-
made to it of cln
for America's gro
in the interior iu:
treme eastern  ei
The Paoific
and rapidly grow-
oi, .mil the reason-
hould certainly lie
losing the location
I' show somewhere
,te,ut of on the ex-
>rtst.    By  1892—
even with its
i tins and condi-
ti n position, and
lesire, to send a
iti-ibu-tion to the
mra! productions,
arts of the conti-
rnpid progress is the order these
days—British Columbia will hardly
know itself, compa
present enviable s
tion, anil will lit- i
will undoubted ly
very extensive ,'0i
exhibits of the ua
the industries and
neht, to vie with those of the world
at the great world's exposition proposed, and Chicago is considerably
nearer and more convenient to this
province, as well as to the great
bulk of the Dominion and the Pacific American coast, than is New
York, which anyone can se« for himself by looking nt the map. For exhibits from the Orient, by way of
the Pacific ocean, the location is also
wore central. Other arguments
might be adduced in favor of the
lake city, but we don't want to
cause a panic oa Wall street, and
That summary process'of justice
rampant known to our republican
neighbors as lynch law is very ofton
productive of the grossest injustice
and most criminal outrage against
innocent persons who have haplessly
fallen under the suspicious of the
mob. A most revolting instance of
this kind is reported from Eldorado,
Kansas. A man mimed Edwards
and his wife, near that place, fell
under suspicion, from evidence of a
purely circumstantial nature, of
having murdered tho three-year-old
child of Henry Bloomer, a neighbor.
The child, it appears, was left in
the care of Mr. and Mrs. Edwards
while Bloomer and his wife went to
work in the fields. That evening
the child was missing. Search by
the neighbors for the next two days
failed to reveal any trace of its
wbe-eabouts. Mr, nud Mrs. Edwards were not sufficiently active in
the search to satisfy the minds of
some of the neighbors, and consequently suspicion wns aroused, and
finally a mob took charge of them,
one portion taking Edwards and the
other his wife. Mrs, Edwards was
a woman of very nervous disposition,
and whenoonimtindeil to confess the
crime, uuder peunlty of hanging if
she did not, finally said she had
killed the child accidentally and
that the body wus in the creek.
Search failed to reveal it, und she
was again taken to the nearest tree,
and having no statement to make,
was pulled up and kept suspended
in the air until her face was black,
She wus then lowered and when
brought to, the leader told her if
ahe did not tell the truth she would
be hanged until dead and her husband burned at the stake. The
woman was too badly scared to
speak, and assuming her silence to
be voluntary, the mob again suspended her until nearly dead. After
reviving her they were about to
draw her up again, when the father
of the missing child interfered, saying if they killed her the body of
the child could not bo found, She
was then placed in charge of a
guard. In the meantime that
portion of ihe tuub wliich had Edwards in charge attempted to extort
a confession from him. He, too,
said ho knew nothing and was
strung up twice until nearly dead.
Friday night (it wo,? on Tuesday,
tho 17th inst., that the child was
missed) the prisoners were placed in
jail and from that time until Monday morning a mob varying from
500 to 1,500 continually surrounded
the jail, clamoring for the lives of
the acoused, but the sheriff kept
them at bay. Early Monday morning the child was found alive and
■well, sitting ou the doorstep of a
farmer near Rosalia, whero it had
been all the time. Mr. and Mrs.
Edwnrds have been released. They
are still suffering from the ellects
of the hard treatment received, and
an attempt will lie made to prosecute.
the leaders of tho mob, After such
a recital us this, who will not be
thankful that he lives in a land
where such tilings are impossible;
where justice, if slow sometimes, is
Returns just presented by the
French government reveal a very
alarming state of things, tt is no
less than the slow extermination of
the French race. The returns presented in 1881 showed a very large
proportionate decrease in the
numbor of births ns compared with
deaths in the republic, but the
figures now to hand accentuate
and emphasize the decreuso, and it is
not too much to say that a very
fearful possibility menaces the
republic, and thnt, too, in the not
distant future. First of all the
marriages in 1S88 compared with
those of 18S1 are fewer by 5,000,
whilst the births are fewer by no
less u figure than 17,000. These
facts in themselves are ominous,
but the cause for alarm is barely
stated, lu 1881 the excess of births
over deaths was 108,000 (a comparatively small excess even then), but
iu 1888 the figures have fallen to
'1-1,000, which is scarcely appreciable. At the present rate of retrogression, in :i few years France will
be not only at a standstill so far as
her population is concerned, but
actually the French people will be
dying out. The figures so fur presented, however, do not tell the
whole story. France is divided
into eighty-seven departments, and
in forty-three of them there is an
excess of deaths over births ; so that
we may say that already half over
tho republic the birth rate does not
keep pace with the death rate.
Whilst, therefore, political econo
mists are at tlieir wits' end to know
how to deal with the Anglo-Saxon
surplus across the channel, France is
in anxiety as to how she is to keep
going if the decrease of her people
continues. The reasons for the
alarming state of affairs are difficult
to gauge in their entirety, but the
significant figures as to the marriage
rate speak volumes. A non-marrying people is scarcely likely to be a
moral people, and an immoral
people quickly goes to the wall. It
has been truly snid of the Roman
Empiro that effeminacy was the
cause of her downfall, and it seems
almost us though the artificiality of
life in the cities of France, at least,
is responsible for u great part of the
mischief. The health]- freedom
accorded to girls and young women
in England, Canada and the United
States is altogether unknown in
France. There, a girl scarcely ever
sees her husband before marriage,
to become acquainted with him at
all intimately. The question of
marriage is settled by the parents of
the parties interested, and the love-
We think our own ways are better.
Here, a girl 'having freedom, learns
her own feelings and tastes, and it
is in most cases her own fault if Bhe
chooses an unsuitable mate. We
cannot help regarding the French
apology for courtship as being bad,
and it is likely that a vast deal of the
immorality so peculiar to places like
Paris is traceable to the lack of
social intercourse between young
men and women before marriage.
A girl who has passed her maidenhood in the seclusion of a convent
school, and is then thrust upon the
world to steer her own courso in
compnny with it young man who
knows as littl'- of life as herself, possibly, is scarcely likely to keep
a straight courso if exposed to
many temptations, and the remark
applies oven more emphatically to
tho inexperienced husband. A nation's novels and plays are no bad
indication of its morality. Of course
novels and dramas present a very
exaggerated pienir", but in bulk
they point a moral, No one can
oall modern French fiction healthy;
on the contrary, it is barely decent
in uumberlesr. cases, and simply re-
voltingly disgusting in others.
Surely such a state of affairs indicates a certain laxity of tone among
tho people, a want of moral stamina,
and, therefore, we think it behooves
the French people to look to themselves whilst it is time.
Mayor Grant of Victoria has been
making funny remarks at the expense of Mr. Jno. Ruskin, world
renowned art critic, litterateur and
some time Slide Professor at Oxford
University.   Mr. Grant  evidently
does not entertain a very exalted
opinion of Ruskin beoause "he is a
man" (so ouys the mayor, and of
course he would  never talk about
what he did not understand) "who
objects to railways, steamboats and
other modern improvements." Mayor
Grunt would  find  it hard to prove
what he snys, however.    John Ruskin as an art critic, naturally, in his
writings discusses subjects from the
testhetie standpoint, and no ono can
reasonably find fault  with  such a
man for preferring the gondola to
the steam launch on the beautiful
waterways of Venice, or blame liim
when he protests against the running of a railway line into the heart
of the English lake country, because
he believes that the preservation of
its  natural beauty is a matter for
consideration as well as the putting
of  a few  more   shekels   into the
already well-filled   money bags of
railroad directors.    For Mr. Grant,
as mayor of Victoria, we entertain
unbounded  respect, but when   lie
attempts to criticize Ruskin and lets
himself  down to vapid vulgarisms
about beauty unadorned, Eve in the
garden of Eden, and tho era of the
fig leaf, we imagine he would act
more wisely by keeping silence for
fear uncharitable persons, reading
his  foolish talk, should repeat the
old adage that empty kettles make
the most noise.
nB (if any) has in most cases
be dono after the knot is tied.
If you wish your sight carefully and
correctly fitted with the beat spectacles
in tho world, call ot D. S. Curtis k Co.'s
Drug Store ou October 2, .1 and 4, whon
Mr. Laurance, the celebrated Oculist-
Optician, will lie (here, and after an examination of the eyes fit yon onsciontifio
principles with the 11. Lauraneo Axis Cut
Pebble and othor spectacles, ensuring
to you the ability to uso your eyes for
the most minute employment with great
casoond comfort ond tho certain preservation of your aight,
Parents should look into the
literature their children indulge in,
remarks an exchange, and no exhortation can bo more well-timed . in
view of the voluminous, cheap and
trashy stuff that circulates under
the name of literature' in these
days, and which anyone with half
an eye can see that the rising generation—the boys especially—are in
the habit of greedily devouring.
There can bo no question that the
fearful and unnatural increase of
juvenile crime which the publio
prints record all over this continont
is almost wholly due to the distorted antl perverted views of life which
the great majority of the dime novels
and the so-called boyB1 papers inculcate. Instances where cause and
effect are clearly traceable might be
cited by the bundred, were the
necessary trouble taken to compile
them. One instance with a very sad
sequel will serve for a multitude of
others: A lad was arrested in Stratford, Ont., the other day for stealing. His comrade, who is supposed
to have known of the thefts, at
once shot himself. The lad, before committing suicide, wrote
thus to his parents: "God help
me, I am in great trouble.
I am going to take my life. Will
is arrested and will go to penitentiary. I was led into evil by him.
Mark my laat words, which ure, I
never robbed any store, My God,
how 1 wish I had never seen him,
May God forgive me." In tho boy's
trunk a well-thumbed book has since
been found, called "The Life and
Times of Jesse James, the notorious robber and murderer." The
publication praises tbe thief and
pictures him as a hero. There can
be little doubt that the book, the
thefts, the arrest of one .boy and
the suicide of the other, are connected, and such deplorable results
must inevitably follow in yet other
cases so long as the vile poison of
evil and foolish literature is permitted to do its work. Even where
permanent viciousneaa and criminality are not induced by this sort of
mental pabulum for the young, comparative imbecility, antipathy and
uselessness for the real duties of life
are in many cases the almost equally
deplorable effects from the same
cause. If any one wishes, he can
note the evil we have been considering at work in this province, and
in our own city. Parents cannot
be too thoroughly aroused in this
matter, and governments owe it to
the people to place stringent restrictions upon foolish and vicious literature. 	
The Ottawa Free Press (Liberal)
is agitated about the present condition an regards efficiency of the
Canadian militia forces, and blames
the Dominion government, and particularly tbe minister of militia, for
having allowed the force "to fall
into such a state." Says the Free
Press: "It is unfortunate that at a
time when our Canadian jingoes are
threatening vengeance upon the
United States, because of the illegal
seizure of British Oolumbia vessels
in Behring Sea, the American newspapers are able to quote statements
from the last annual report of the
Dominion minister of militia showing that Canada's volunteer militia is so badly equipped as to be
utterly useless in case of trouble.
Was is not most 'unpatriotic' for
Sir Adolphe Caron to publish to the
world official reports showing the
militia foroe to be in a demoralized
condition ?   Was it not  still   more
unpatriotic for him to permit the
force to  fall  into  such  a  state ?
What is  done   with  tho  million
dollars granted by parliament every
year for  tbe   maintenance   of   our
militia forco!   It is certainly not
spent upon equipment, if we nre to
beliove the reports of the officers of
the various districts.   Sir Adolphe
cannot pretend that he is  not   supplied with sufficient money to maintain his army   in   good   condition,
because all the money he bus  ever
asked for has been freely and cheerfully  granted  by  parliament.    A
recent  letter in  the   Now   York
Herald on   the  Canadian  militia,
states that the Dominion forces are
armed with the discarded  weapons
of the   English   militia; thut   the
riflo in general uso is the old-fashioned Snider, with a few Martinis
for prize shooting,, and that no single
corps is armed with inaguzine guns.
Then from tho reports furnished to
the militia department by inspecting
officers, some   statements  reflecting
seriously upon   Sir   Adolpho's   ud-
ministration are culled.   Col. Otter,
of number two district,  states  that
with few exceptions the arms and
accoutrements in possession of   the
militiamen are 'worn out   and   un
serviceable.'    Captain   Ooogan, of
the   24th   battalion,   roports   that
'many of the rifles in use  are   un-
serviceable and in   a   high   degree
dangerous   to   the   firer.'   Captain
Bosse, musketry instructor, reports
that on ono occasion  'in trial  and
sighting shots some   sixty   pounds
of ammunition were used,   and   of
these thirty  wore  found   defective
and rusty.'    Other infantry officers
make similar reports.   Ool.  Houghton, D. A. G., of the Montreal district, reporting   upon   a   troop   of
cavalry, says :    'Some of the swords
are   deeply   honeycombed,    having
laid for years in rust, and  are   not
only unserviceable but can never be
brightened again.'   And it may  be
asked: What is done with the enormous sums of  money   voted ■ every
year by parliament for   the   main-
tennnce of our militia force!   How
is it frittered away; and how comes
it that our citizen soldiery are not
provided with proper equipments""
When talking about the efficiency
of our militia force, and such stuff
as "threatening vengeance upon the
United States," it should be remembered that Canada's citizen soldier
is designed for internal military police and defensive purposes only, nnd
oannot  be ordered outside of the
country on any mission of vengeance
or retaliation, though the Jingoes
howl  and the Grits imagine vain
things.   A little  furbishing up of
the militia and its equipment, however, would do no harm, according
to all accounts, and not a little of
the criticism of the Free Frees would
apply to the militia in this province.
Labrador ^erring-si,
i^aoteexel. Salt Cod.,
Armour's TJnc. Hams,
A-rmoux's TJTric. Bacon.
Flout. Bran.
noidwij- Scouliar-ArrnstrQng Block, i.
Notice of Lands Liable
poration of
tie Sold for T
lie District of Surrey,
umbia St.
sixes in the flor
in obedience to a warrant to me directed and bearing u
ninety days from tlio date hereof 1 will soil tho nndormen
thereof to discharge the amount of di lintpiont taxes and
sole will take place at tlio Town llali, Survey Cent]
date mentioned, unless said delinquent taxes and cu
.villi thi.-. notion,
ids, or siiflieient
thereon. Tlio
of noun on tlio
Name of Owner.
Gray, Matthew	
Byrncc, George	
Gardiner, lien	
Lambly, MoK. T 	
Murrio, J. E., estate .
i-jpeirs, James	
White, N. A..'	
Davis, Hy	
Melody, Anthony
Pendo'la, Angelo	
Pondola, Angelo	
Robinson, John	
Ros3, William 	
. SE i Soc 20,:
NE i See 'J, Ti'
IN pt E >.
SW 3 Sec
Is pt r }:
SW ' Ski
B5N, R3W,
INW'See 14,'.
NE J.Seo 8, Tp 1.
B 1 N, R 1 H, Lot 21 .
B I N, K 1 E, j..ot 22 .
W J Seo 23, Tp 2	
B5N, Ki W, Lot 11.
, -101.
ut, :ii;
If! 23
1)2 SO
13 ud!
7 50
39 15
■Iti 50
24 76
20 35
: Cusis   Total.
1810 4711574 87
0 05' 30 32
3 05 j 5 (IS
7 01) 43 2(1
(i BO'l :-,S 43
5 05 24 30
0 (ill: 30 48
4 3(1 IT 88
3 841 11 14
7 40  'Ki 01
8 32! 54 82
5 71i 30 46
5 89  32 24
Dated at Hall's Prairie, Surrey,
this 3rd day of September, ISSf).
henry; t. thrift,
Collector Corporation of Surrey,
11 kiciita
Another disastrous result of allowing littlo children to play with
matches was suffered at Pasadena,
Cal., on the 16th, where there was
a fire entailing a loss of $150,000
occasioned in that manner.
In 1784 the Irish House of Commons issued an order to this effect
"Any member unable to write may
get another member to frank bis
letter for him, but only on condition
that he certifies with his oun handwriting his inability on the back of
it."   Just like the ingenious Fat.
A society lady of Chicago has
issued cards on birchen bark inviting her friends to meet at her house
to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of
her attainment of spinsterhood, It
will be the first event of the kind
ever celebrated, but when tbe news
reaches Kew England, Bays an exchange, there will be such a girdling
of birch trees that home-made root
beer will be forced out of the market.
Bail and steam are never done
annihilating distance. Thn trans-
Siberian railway from Europe is being cut to the Russian port of Vladivostok on tho east coast of Asia
opposite Japan. In Japan a line is
projected to Maizuru, the port on
the west coast of that country, and a
line of steamers will carry passengers between the two places. With
our Japanese line, and these new
arrangements completed, who can
tell the travel that may be attracted
il     1      Ti .
The Edinburgh Scotsman says.:
"Although tho Duke and Duchess
of Fife remained at homo on Sunday
morning after their wedding, in the
evening the happy couple might
have beon seen in an ordinary hansom driving rapidly towards a neighboring village ohurch for evening
servioe, unattended by any suite,
tho Princess in tho quietness of
Sunday dress, with a water-proof,
and the Duke in an ordinary, not to
say shabby, morning attire. They
had told the driver to wait the close
of the sorvico, but the man misunderstood, nnd so, the little simple village
church service ovor, tho Duke and
his bride sallied forth with the other
worshippers, and in the gloaming of
a summer's evening walked quietly
back to their house across the park
hardly noticed."
October 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 1889.
Closses 9, 18, 27 and 30.
The prize is increased to  $30 00
cuss.                                      OXFORD DOWNS. 1st
17 Best Ram one year old nnd upwards §10 00
18 "      "   Lamb  5 00
19 "   Pen of 3 Ewes one year old ond upwards  7 00
20 "     " of 3 Ewe Lambs  5 00
21 Best Ram one year old and upwards  10 00
22 "      "   Lamb  5 00
23 "   Pen of 3 Ewes one year old and upwards  7 00
24 "      "of 3 Ewe Lambs  5 00
class. SUFFOLK. 1st
18 Best Boar ono yenr old and upwards $10 00
19      •..      .    .
§5 00
3 00
5 00
4 00
Breeding Sow in farrow at the meeting or that lias been
within six months    7 50
20 '•'   Pon of two Sown, of the sumo litter, under 12 montbs  5 00
21 "   Boor under one year old  5 01)
75 Best pair Pea Fowls S 3 00
76 "     "   Guinea Fowls  2 00
77 "     "   English Pheasants  1 00
78 "     "   Mongolian Pheasants  1 00
79 "     "   White Turkeys, not tube entered for any other prize. 2 00
On page 53 in Prize List, amongst Special Prizes, H, M. Cunningham
should read 5 entries instead of 15.
class. CUT FLOWERS, 1st
58 Best 6 Roses $ 1 00
59 "   Collection of Dahlias  100
60 "   Bridal Bouquet  100
61 "  Wreath or Oross  1 00
62 Best Six Rex Begonias  1 00
5 00
3 00
5 00
4 00
$5 00
3 00
3 00
52 00
i 00
1 00
WaterColor, Floral  2 00
"        "     Landscape or Marine  2 00
'*       "    Still Life  200
"       "    Portrait  2 00
"       "    Collection  5 00
Oil       "     Floral  2 00
"       "    Landscape or Marine  2 00
"    Stilllife  200
"       "    Portrait  2 00
"        "   Collection  5 00
Deoorative Painting  2 00
Modeling or Wood Carving  2 00
Hand-painted China  2 00
Bepousee or Hammered Brass Work  2 00
Oil Painting, Children under 15 years  2 00
Crayon Landscape  2 00
"    Portrait  2 00
Collection Cabinet Photos (plain)  3 00
" " "     (colored)  3 00
Under Classes 47 and 49 of this Division the prizes should bc $5 and S3, not
$3, $1.50 and $3.
class. DIVISION N. 1st
11 Best Riok Rack Crochet S 1 00
Crochet Loco     1 00
Collection Knitted Loco    5 00
Honiton Lace    1 00
PointLaco    100
Collection I.aci      4 OO
Domed Net    1 00
Applique Work    1 50
Crowet Work    1 00
Outline Work    100
Riok Rook, Sown    1 00
Cheney Work, hand-made     1 00
Crazy Work '    1 00
Braiding on Wool    1 00
"      "   Cotton    100
Historic Picture, raised wool work    3 00
33 Best Bunch Sawu Shingles SJ 2 00
34 "      "     Shaved Shingles    2 00
class. DIVISION Q. 1st
4 Best AraBoino Work  f Not competing for any other \ $ 2 00
5 "   Chenille Work 1       class in this Division.       J     2 00
Class No. 1 altered to read ?3 anil $2.
ouss. DIVISION T. 1st
7 Best Carriage Afghan S 1 00
Geo. D. Bryinucr—Best Collection Bottled Fruit and Jellies S'7 00
Kennedy Bros—Best Collection of Grain grown inthe Province by
Exhibitor, 1st prize, S10 cash and the Daily Columbian for one
year; 2nd prize, ?5 cash and the Daily Columbian for one year
(Daily Gofumbian, 88)  18 00
P, Pooblcs—Best Bread by lady not competing for other prizo, ono
Dominion Wire Mattress, valuo    7 50
si oo
1 00
1 00
1 00
1 00
1 00
1 00
1 00
3 00
1 00
1 00
1 00
1 00
1 00
1 Of)
1 00
1 50
1 50
J8, not
$ 50
3 00
2 00
2 00
SI 00
1 00
SI 00
1 00
S 50
S3 00
13 00 VOLUME 34.
' •taY'TJ*?-'T^*""--'''"T-"*■'''     '—•"-.t^rrrcs"- "—■
Of Metal Breaks Loose and Several
Men Meet a  Horrible
General Grant's Tomb to be Completed, the (J. A. B. to Provide the Kuiiiis.
A  Railroad Train Crashes Into
Three Cars of Oil of Vitriol,
Killing the Fireman.
Pittsburgh, Sept. 2fi.--Furnace C
of the Edgar Thompson steelworks.at
Bracldock was not working satisfactorily to-day, and at 0 o'clock thia
evening R. B, Jones, manager of tho
steel works, together with tix of his
men, wont to work to loniedy the
trouble. It wub discovered thut a hard
crust of cinder hud funned inside of
the furnace.- An orifice fifteen inches
in diameter was made through the
side of tho furnuoo stack, which is
eighty feet high and twenty-Hve feet in
diameter. Through this hole a heavy
iron bur was used to break lho cinder
crust. In an instant the crust gave
way and a perfect liver of molten iron
and cinders gushed through the aperture, literally covering Captain Jones
nnd his workmen in n sea of Hume and
hurling them in all directions. Cnpt.
Jones was picked up from a sand pit
fully forty feet frum the stack. Tlie
others were lifted about the same distance in all other directions. A Hungarian who was in the patty has not
yet been found. The fatally burned
are as follows: Mike Quinn, foreman;
Harry Oonwoll, probably fatally burned; Patrick Burns, seriously burned;
John Nee, seriously burned; Captain
Junes is terribly burned and his physicians aro apprehensive, but hopeful.
The scenes immediately following the
accident are almost beyond description, the immense stuck house being
overflowed with the seething liquid.
The injured were brought to tho hospital horo. Tho diinnge to the furnace is not great.
Pittsbuko, Pa., Sept. 27.—The
skulls and arms of two bodies were
found thismorningntthe EdgarThoinp-
son steel works. They belonged to
workmen who were standing near the
furnace lust uight when it burst. They
were caught in the torreut of metal
and buried in it. The bones were im-
beddod in tho cinder of iron whieh
had cooled during the night and could
not be recovered until the groat mass
of slag is broken up. dipt. Jones io
still in a critical condition, but hie
physicians have hopes ot his recovery.
Four of the othor persons burned bo
badly are still alive, and as far ns is
now known but two lives were  lost.
Salinas, Cal., Sept, 27.—A flow of
natural gas was struck near the court
house yesterday. It is believed to be
sufficient to supply the oity.
Santa Barbara, Cal., Sept. 27.—
The forest fires in this county during
the past week have destroyed fully
8200,000 worth of timber aud feed.
Tucson, Ari., Sept. 27.—It is snowing in tho mountains to-day.
grant's tomb.
Nbw Vork, Sopt. 27.—At a meeting of Lafayette Post, held last evening, a committee was appointed to perfeot a plan for the completion cf Gen.
Grant's tomb, through the medium of
subscriptions to be made by and secured through the Grand Army of the
Newport, R. I., Sept. 27.—The
steamer "Providence," of the old Col-
only line, was run into last night off
Schulyer's light by the schoouer Avis,
from St. Johns for New York. The
"Providence" was bady damaged, but
arrived here all right this morning.
The passengers were terrified, but unhurt. Oapt. Farnswont, of the
sohooner, was severely injured.
Spokane Falls, Sept. 27.—Justice
Dunn, this morning held council in an
Sydney D. Waters, in 81000 bail to
await the action of the grand jury on a
charge of stealing provisions from the
relief committee.
Haokensaok, N. J., Sept. 27.—The
Havorstraw Express, over tho New
Jersey and New York railroad, ran into three cars loaded with oil uf vitriol,
at Lodi junction, last night, and was
wrecked. Fireman Young jumped
from tho engine and will probably lose
his life. He is horribly mangled and
badly burned by the vitriol that was
scattered in showers in overy direction.
Thero were two hundred passengers on
board, but none were injured.
Pottsville, Pa., Sept. 2fi.—A terrific explooi... occurred about 11 ..'.J....'..
this morning in Lufliii oi Rami's powder mill at CroBSoha, three miles from
hero. William Schropp, Samuel Stot-
of and Henry Reid were instantly
killed, and a number of other workmen were seriously injured. The concussion was felt iu this city distinctly,
and nearly all the window glass in
Crossona was brokon.
Richfield Springs, N. Y., Sopt.
26.—The marriage of Anila MoOor-
mick, daughter of the late Cyrus Hall
McCormick, of Chicago, to Emmons
Blaine, oldest son of the secretary of
state, was solemnized at noon to-day
in the Presbyterian church. Tho
weather was cold and rainy, The
ohurch wos packed by the Blaine
family nnd McCorinick's family: Thoro
was no bridesmaids; Walkor Blaine was
best man.
Cinamon, Ohio, Sept. 20.—Fire was
discovered   shortly boforo midnight
last night in the works of the Emory
Candle Company ut Ivorydale. The
tiro was confined to tlio cooperugo
building just back of the warehouse.
A few yards distant from lhc lire were
five large oil tanks. Tbo falling in
of the walls of the building alone saved
the tanks.   Loss about 8100,000.
Baltimore, M. D., Sept. 20.--
Stovensou Archer, chairman of the
state central committeeo called democratic state convention to order at
noon to-day. Ex-Mayor Horges was
appointed temporary chairman. Tho
temporary organization was made permanent. L. Victor Baugham of Frederick county was nominated by acclamation for comptroller.
destructive fire.
Watertown, N. Y., Sept. 20.—At
Madrid, St. Luwreuco county, this
morning, tlie following property was
destroyed by tire: Baptist churoh, loss
§8,000, insurance 83,000; Congregational church, less §5,000, no insurance; 1. Fisher's houso and burn, loss
§25,000, insurance §1,050; Dr. Reynold's huuso loss, §3,600, insurance §2,
Quebec, Sept. 20.—The body of
Richard Mayberry wus found in tho
debris of the laud slide lust uight, badly mutilatid and in uu advanced state
of putrefaction, The number of bodies
recovered up to date is 44, and at least
another, ihut of young Peniln-rtnn, is
known to be in the ruins. Fourteen
injured are iu a fair wny to recovery,
glOOO of tho relief fund has boen
paid out tn victims, und the remaining
§2,000 will soon be distributed. Tho
federal government will be nuked for
additional funds for relief purposes.
Tho inquest was resumed today.
Ottawa, Sept. 26.—Mr. W. D.
Leseur, the secrotary of tlie post oflice
department, goes to Britsh Columbia
to-morrow ou official business.
Tho protestant council of public instruction had a strong meoting at Quebec. The principal business was the
discussion of the motion of Professor
Shaw, the principal of tho Wesleyan
college at Montreal, wliich was seconded by Archdeacon Evans of tho same
oity, to the effect thut tho §60,000
grant under tho Jesuit estates act bo
accepted on condition that the trust
bo restored, and that tho government
will allow tlie unrestricted control of
the principal as well as of the interest.
The motion, after much discussion,
was carried.
A strange affair occurred at Hamilton t*i-doy. A mysterious unknown
refused to leave his room in a boarding houso. He fired on the police,
who broke in, and shot him dead.
Two constables are under arrest.
Judge Holo gave a dinner party at
the Russell House to-night.
Washington, Sept. 26.—The fen-
ing Capital publishes lhe following;
"The report of Messrs. Ewing, Campbell and Bruce, the commission that
investigated the pension oflice, though
closely guarded by the interior department officials, is gradually becoming
known. Printed copies of this report
are now, nud have been for some time,
in the hands of all the members of the
cabinet, Commissioner Tanner has
one, ns also has Major Warner aud
Colonel Dudley. By degrees tho contents are being divulged. It is known
that the report takes up euch cuso separately, and euch case by itself. Stress
is laid upon the faot lhat the deputy
commissioner, Hiram H. Smith, Jr.,
reoeived over $6,000 ns a re-rating.
ThiB action of his conies up for severe
criticism in the report, Whether Mr.
Smith has real urea this §6,000 or not
the report doos not state. Mr. Smith
receives his pension at the Topeka
agency. Secretary Noble, in view of
the report of the commission, has himself questioned Mr. Smith as to the
facts attending the re-rating, lt is not
known definitely whether Mr. Smith's
certificate of re-rating is signed by
himself as acting commissioner or by
Commissioner Tanner. The papers in
regard to hiB Case went through during Mr. Tanner's absence from the
pension oflice. This report also condemns Mr. Squires in round terms, especially for his action in making cusei
special. It states that Mr. Squires
possessed the stamp of Mr. Tanner
as commissioner, and affixed it to papers without the commissioner's knowledge. A number of cases, a very large
number, is given, and Commissioner
Tanner is criticised for his gross carelessness in thus intrusting his official
prerogative to a mere private soeretary
who violated the confidence reposed in
him. The niiines of pension offico
officials who caused themselves to be
re-rated, form a conspicuous part of
the roport. Several wore discharged
at the time by Secretary Noble, and
they now come to the fact that one
who recoived the largost amount of all,
Deputy Commissioner Smith, is still
in offico. ,
Lonuon, Sept. 20.—Tho revolt
ncuin'st tho cotton corner is assuming
formidable proportions. Bolton and
district cooperation cotton spinners
association has already decidod to support tho amalgamated, association of
operative spinners in shutting down
for two weeks in October; they are
meanwhile paying the men the customary out of work pay. lt is also expected that the operatives in the Blackburn Mills will deeide to strike tomorrow.
New York, Sopt. 27.—The holders
of the sugar trust certificates are filled
with dismay and it is thought some of
thom will bo bankrupt bofore they close
business. In two hours following the
opening of tho market this morning
four millions of tho market value of
their socuritics had beon wiped out.
Tho opening prico was 05, ngninst 90
nt yesterday's closing. Then it continued dropping till it reached 8S. The
covering of shorts caused a slight reaction, but tho rush to sell continuod
and prices went still lower,
The Dock Laborers' Strike has Become Epidemic and is Now
in Holland.
Thomas  A. Edison Honored   in
Paris With the Cross of the
Legion of Honor.
Russia Reported to be Raising a
Large Loan Presumably for
War Purposes.
Rotterdam, Sopt. 27.—The strike
of the dock laborers is spreading rapidly, and is affecting other branches of
business. The employes of several
large cigar factories joined thu snoiMist
leaders, and accompanied by bands,
the strikers marched in procession
through tho streets. On one of the
docks, whero the steamship Holland
was loading, the strikors attempted to
prevent the men from continuing their
work, but the pplioo Interfered and
drovo the strikers away.- Several ship
owners have already decided to grant
tho strikers' demands for an increase
in wages, and a corresponding advance
fur overtime.
London, Sept. 27.—Ben Fillett
of ihe leaders of the recent striko of
doc]; laborers here, will probably
rive ut Rotterdam to-morrow to a*sUt
the strikers there. Ho lias sent pickets to Harwich and bus already inter-
oeptod a large number of "blacklegs"
who woro on tlieir way tu Rotterdam
to tako tho places of the strikers. The
Htrikers committee will meet, to-night
tu discuss tho situation,
another, war loan.
Vienna, Sept. 27.—It is reported
hore that tho Russian government intend to raise a large internal loan as a
menus of obtaining sufficient financial
means to carry out its gigantic' plans
iu anticipation of war. The money to
bo secured by tins means will bo devoted altogether to military and naval
purposes. This step is coutoniplated
in view of tho uncertainty of the
French alliance, which renders it difficult for Russia to raiso funds outside
of her own borders. At least seventy
million roubles will be expended in
strengthening the navy, nnd the remainder will bo devoted t-J nocossary
frontier fortificotions und to the purchase of magazine riHes. These measures, iu sedition to thu new railway
cuunoction to the weBtorn frontier, are
believed here to indicate a well defined
purpuse of making war at no very distant period.
London, Sopt. 27.—The manipulators of the corner in the cotton
market continue to control matters pretty much nt their will. Prices
for September delivories havo advanced nine points from tho lowest,
and to-day there hns boen a further
advance of four points.
Paris, Sept. 27.—The Conservatives are forced to admit that, tho majority in the next ohamber of deputies
will be Republican.
Paris, Sopt, 27.—U. S. Minister
Whitclaw Roid has boen requested by
Minister Sohuller to transmit to Thos.
A. Edison a commander cross of the
legion of houor.
London, Sept. 27.—Hugh S. Chaplin, having accepted tho position
of minister of ngrioulture, sought
re-election to parliament in accordance with constitutional practice. Following is tho vote as declared this morning: Chaplin, Conservative, 4,386; Ottor, Liberal, 3,078.
Conservative majority 1,308.
Paris, Sept. 27.—The Eiffel tower
has thus far earned over fivo million
francs, and will undoubtedly show a
profit over its costs.
London, Sept. 27.—The Salvation
Army is about to extend its operations
to the Argentine republic, and Gen,
Booth will send there shortly special
oflicers to prepare the work.
London, Sopt. 26.—The Duke of
Cambridge, commander-in-chief nf hor
majesty's foroes, has formally signified
his approval of the plan to mobilize
100,000 volunteers for the defence of
London. This is not to bo takon as
signifying any alarm at the defenceless
condition of the metropolis, but only
us one of the schemes which army
magnates have to busy themselves
with from time to time in ordor to
keep up an appearance of earning
their salaries. Not that the duke
himself feels impelled by the necessity
to mako any such show of activity, but
that he is willing tu play his part in
the comedy by giving his sanction to
'J'.", ingenuous devices of tlm j ^.,(ii
officers. The mobilization will furnish
employment for a host of otherwiso
idle subalterns, and at the same time
removo all ground for tho occasional
oroaker to lament over the possibility
of an enemy capturing London some
day before breakfast aud while the
army is yet abed.
Tucson, Ariz., Sopt. 28.—Manuel
Verdugo, who murdered Louis Colin,
a wealthy merchant of Nogalca a year
ago, the object boing robbery, was
found guilty of murder last night.
San Fhancisco, Sept. 28.—J. Boscowitz, tbo principal real sohooner
owner of British Columbia, who is now
in tho city, said lust night that he
bus a claim against tho American government of over half a million dollars,
which represents tlm market value of
skins nnd of liis 5 Or li vessels seized,
He doos not intend sending out any
more vcssols till this matter has been
settled one way or other, and as the
charter of the Alaska Fur Co. runs out
soon, the U. S. government will bo
bound to declare some line of policy
forthe future before they can got any
body to renew the contract or make a
new one.
San Mateo, Cal., Sept. 28.—Twenty-five men left here last niglit to light
lhe buali fire still raging in Sun Au
dreas valloy, and wliich ia endangering
more property of tho San Andreas
Valley Water Company, Since Monday the tiro has spread over twelve
square miles of timber und pasture
luud. Tho Borden & Hatch Mill Cu.
bus lost, about $20,000 worth of lumber, besides its office and a lot of trestle wurk. Mure than half a dozen
randies have been swept over, ihe luss
ou each being from §20,000 to §50,000.
Theie is no hope of extinguishing tliu
(ire till rail! falls.
complaints filed.
Washington, Sept 28.—15. M.
Raworth, of Fargo, Dakota, has lileii
u complaint with tho .interstatecommerce enniniiasioti against a number of
railroads, including iho Northern Paoifio, Southern Paoifio and Oregon railway and Navigation Co., alleging dis-
ci'iininati'Ui in rates mi sugar from the
Pacific iiii.,i.i to'Fargo aa against St.
Amsterdam] i*L Y., Sept. 28.—The
midnight l-epoci of tho.accident tj the
St. L ins express, m-ar Paleititie
bridge, was exaggerated. It is said
ihis morning that  only   four   persons
wet'u;lt;!ti'«, one pussonger amt three
train lu..ki- .in-..! six persons iujuied.
The killed and wounded so lar us
learned aie, killed: Mrs. Suidy Boyd,
of West V it, N. Y.; Prentice Dune,
a ojergjinati, uf Dayton, Ohio; J.
Franklin, porter of tlio sleeping cur;
W. H. Maiming, nf Marquette, Mich.,
Mr. Ledynrd, president of. tlie Michigan Central, was in his private car, although the ear was completely demolished, L-.'jgard escaped uninjured.
Engineer-Weeks, of thn first section,
said this morning: My engine had
broken down, something had happened
to the steam chest and 1 was out by
the side of my engine when tho ciash
came. I immediately sent my fireman
back to seo what was the matter and
Conductor Abel despatched a flagman
to Palatini: bridge, two miles away,
for assistance. There is a discrepancy
as to tho length of time the first section was standing there, somo persons
claiming that scarcoly a moment
elapsed before tho craBh, and others
say they were standing fully five minutes. The wreck caught fire early
this morning and burnt rapidly. It is
positively st uted that the rear brake-
man was sent back tu signal
the second section, but he neglected lo perform his duties.
Rev. Mr. Davie, of Dayton, was killed.
Mr. W. H. Manning and wife, who
were married but 10 dnys sgo, wore
killed. Mrs. Manning was formerly
Miss Julia Davis of Westport. She
and her husband were enroute to their
new home in Marquette, Miohigan.
more details.
Rochester, N. Y. Sept. 28.—Section No. 2 which ran into Section No.
1. of the St. Louis express arrived in
Rochester at 9:45 this morning. The
express messenger who was on tlio first
section, in an interview with a Post
Express reporter, said: "The engine
of the first seotion had something
wrong with its steam chest, and when
it-stopped, the flagman wus sent back
to flag tin: second section, but he wus
not gono four minutes whon the smash
occurred. I had a narrow escape, as
the baggeman of tlio train invited mo to
go to Syracuse in his oar, and when the
wreck occurred, the tender went
through the car I would hare beon in,
but the baggeman himself was only
slightly injured. Right after the
lOllision tho passengers were running up nud down the truck us
if craay. I saw one big fellow
running about with nothing ou but
drawers und a plug hat, another wns
in a shirt alone." President Ingalls
assisted in tho removal of the remains,
and passengers of section No. 2 say
there was groat delay in securing aid
for the injured. The foreman of section No, 2 found himself on the top
of the baggage and does not know how
he got there.
San Francisco, Sept. 28.—Tho str.
Alameda, whicli arrived from Australia
this morning, brought Admiral Kimberly, commanding the I*. S. naval
forces in the Pacific, from Samoa to
Honolulu. Everything is quiet at
Samoa, The U. S. 8. Adams and the
German war ship Sophie are there
New York, Sept. 28.—On the stock
exchange, this morning, sugar and thu
Atchison, of courso, atill mounpulizod
all attention, nnd each began another
decline Immediately after opening,
sugar dropped threo per cent, to 887,
anil Atchison Jj per cent, tn 834,
There was a gradual reaction, hut no
material improvement.
Ottawa, Sept. 28.—Capt. Atkinson,
commanding the Britisli man-uf-wur
Acorn, on the Pacific station, hns beeu
suspended, as Admiral Heneage alleges, for conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. The offence occurred at a dinnor given by the captain of the flag ship at Victoria, last
week, wheu Atkinson used offensive
Chicaoo, 111., Sept. 27.—The coroner hns commenced the inquest on the
bodies of tho killed on the Rook Island railroad. Over one hundred witnesses are in attendance.
Pittsburg, Ph., Sept 27.—II. D.
Porteous, an English capitalist and ono
of the largest, importers of American
flour at Liverpool, is authority for tho
statement that there is uot a tradesman in England who knows any men
who compose those English syndicates,
etc,    None of the businoss men of
Liverpool, London, or any other of
the large cities, know anything about
such transactions. Therefore he classes the stories as absurd.
Richmond, V. A., Sept. 27.—Tlie
government has respited for a fortnight the negro, Walker, who was to
have been hanged to-day.
Deer Park, Md., Sept. 27.-Tho
president, Mrs. Harrison, Rev. Dr.
Scott, Secretary and Jlrs. Halford
and Miss Sanger left Deer Park shortly
after 10 for Washington this morning.
Rohnbrville,, Cala., Sept 27.—
Jest aa the Ferndale stage was leaving
that place for Rohnerville this morning, it turned over, killing the sen of
Charles Miles instantly. Two others
wero injured seriously,
San Fhancisco, Sept. 27.—Thomas
Gray, inato of Iho ahip Grout Admiral,
wliich is being loaded with flour and
general cargo fur Hong Kongi is missing
sinco yesterday. He was keeping tally nf thn flour as it was being removed from tho river steamer to the ship,
aud it is believed he fell overboard and
was drowned. The buy is being dragged
fur his body.
Marshalltown, IpWa, Sept. 27.--
An unwarranted and dastardly crimo
occurred at Holland yesterduy, in
wliich two tramps opened up a fus'lade
un the ciiy authorities, seriously
wounded one, und afterwards set liro
tu tho dopot and effected their escape.
Thoy were subsequently caught by the
sheriff aiiil a posse uf 15 men ou horseback at Owenlield near Roiuseck and
were brought into Marshalltown
lust night fur safe keeping, nnd to prevent lynching. At two o'clock this
morning a lurgo crowd Burroutided
tho jail, clamoring for the sheriff to
give up the prisoners, but as the
would-be lynchers were without tools,
their ubject was fustrated. The prisoners cowered in thoir cells and implored the officers to save them.
Later. Every minute the crowd
grows moro clamorous and tho streets
are alive with citizens hastening to
tho vicinity of the jail.
Detroit, Mich., Sopt. 27.—A
special to tho iVeien from Bessemer,
Mich., says: Reimund Holzhay, the
train robber, singe robber, murderer,
burglar and general bandit, who was
captured a fow days ago at Republic,
has just escaped frnm the county jail
hero, along with several other prisoners, A genera! hue and cry has been
raised and the sheriff is calling upon
evory man ho can reach in tbe city and
county to take the trail of the desperado. If he is not overhauled at once
the bloodhounds which have been telegraphed for will be put upon hiB trail,
and should he make any resistance
when overtaken it is likely he will be
killed, The most intense excitement
prevails and the people are responding
unanimously to Sheriff Foley's request
to turn out. Telegrams have been
sent in every direction, so as to anticipate the desperado at all points ef
ogress from the country.
Rotterdam, Sept. 28.—The strikers
last evening resolved to exclude all
Socialists from tho movement and conduct the strike in an orderly manner.
Rotterdam, Sept. 28. —After boing
dispersed yesterday afternoon by the
police, a large body of riotous strikers
again gathered lust evening and began
tearing up the street both for the pur-
pone of making barricades and securing
missiles. A detachment of armed police wsa hastily summoned and charged
with fixed bayonets upon the rioters,
They also fired several shots and a num -
ber of strikers were wounded. Temporary order was effected by this
prompt action of the police, but it has
helped to create a more deperate falling among the strikers.
. Dublin, Sept. 28.—A farmer named
Morgan was shot dead at Ristridor,
near Newry, latt night, and his father
and sitter dangerously wounded.
Morgan became involved in several
disputes of agrarian origin and a neighbor named McCaffery hat been arrested
on suspicion of having committed the
niurder. The shooting wat done with
a shotgun.
Birmingham, Ala., Sept. 28.—The
stories of a negro riot at the Pratt
mine, and flight of women and
children, sent out laat night, are absolutely without foundation.
London, Sept. 27.—The election in
the Seaford division of Lincolnshire,
made necessary by the appointment of the sitting member, the Right
Hon. Henry Ohaplin, to the office of
minister of agriculture, took place
yesterdsy. Chaplin was returned to
the Beat by a vote oi 4586 to *S0V8, received by the Gladstonian opponent,
Francis Ottor. In the last election
Mr. Chaplin was returned unopposed.
Tills powder never varies, A marvel-*?'
purity,strength uml whulesoiueness. Mate
iconomieal tban the ordinary kinds, .tttSs
cunnot he sold In compe litem wltli *,!»■
multitude of low test, shun weight iilttiE-
or pbosplmt* powders.  s"l>i oalj-'n rase,
EtOYAL 1.AKINU 1'OWOr.i. •'',., ',„'■) Willi !-&», -
Mow York. Slcip
ROOMS 22, 23, 24, 25 WID 26, B'JoTi!! SlOBi.
Post Office Building,
Desl,facilities In lhe -torlhwcst fi>r*to-
partlmj n thorough practical cilucaCstul.
Actual Business. Shorthand, l'lain zioii
Ornamental P'-nniniisiiip uud pvaelirdl!
English Departments.
aarSpeciraensoI Penmanship and Ubm-
truted catalogue sent free.
Corbett & Kennedy*
■W.A.S El.
Front Street,       New Westminotb-s*.
nbovo line, '.vo respeutfully soli-H^R.
share of the trade, and trust by t-ttJ-rHjESB
attention to orders and moderate euftrgMF'
to merit the same. Experienced wu«w*-
men; satisfaction guaranteed.
Estimate"--, furnished for Galvanize! T^m*
Cornice, Roofing, Plumbing, Gns-fttiS-aeiV
Bteani and Hot Water Heating, Ac.
iw Entrance to premises on Mai-*/SIR
ln rear of Bank of B. C. dwm hWr-
Job printing ol all kinds neatly done
at the Columbian office. Prices will be
found as low as at anv other office in
thu province —Adv.
Iii tlie Supreme Court of British Columbia.
In the Matter of tlie Goods of William
Moore Campbell, Deceased.
nil persons Indebted to William
JIookkOampiikll,into of Sumas,Inthe
District of Now Westmlnater, deeonac-1,
are requested to pay tlie amountof their
link btednesf* to the undersigned at New
Westmlustcr forthwith, and all persons
havlnffh claim against the estate of the
said docenned arc required to furnish particulars thereof, duly verified, within ono
montli from this date.
Diaeii llm Unl dayof September, A.D.
Solicitors for PHwBBCampbell,
se-i-dwl-wt'l Administratrix,
Samuel Mellon
Dealer In Cutlery, Earihcnira.<>t^ ,
Books, Stationery and Medicines*
land Agent, Conveyancer. i-o-dB
Notary Public.
Agent ror "The Columbian."
Post Oflice Address, Chilllwhack.
Bank of ModM
CAPITAL (all paid up),  -  f*li!,00e,i
BEST,      •      •       -       0,000,1
Head Office, • Montreal
SIR D. A. SMITH, K. C. M. G.-Presid, *«..
O. A. DRUMMOND, Es^-Vice-Preslc'tiur
W. J. BUCHANAX-Genernl Manager.
m. Eng.: New York, Chicago, and Ib-mB
jC principal cities nnd towns ln Cnnr-Lim-
luierest allowed on special deposits.
Manager, Vancouneiu
Bub-Agent, New Westminster,
The finest assortment of
English Tweeds, Worsted*.
Fancy Panting*, Ar..
Ae., just
Acali solicited.   Armstrong Block,
uw WuHiiulDSltlr. uiiiti&lflp-
Family Groceries!:
Columbia Street,        New Wrsliulm-UM-'
1U1U2 nl l-i-isenr  Maniirnetureil liy ttie
H'vstinlnsier Woolen mills ror the
B'rovlucial Trade.
Tho Westminster woolen mills ure
tttpresent occupied in turning out a
superior grodo * f blankets, tweeds and
flannel:! for iie home trade. The
blankets, especially, are the articles in
which they can compete with eastern
trade, but only m ihe better qualities;
they di.' not make any olienp blankets,
the average price of those made at tho
oity mills being §7. In Weeds they
are uianufacturinx a medium nrticlo for
ordinary use: :bo material is durable
and tlie" patterns, as a rule, plain; they
find, however, a ready sole, and the
demand is steadily increasing. In
flannels, tbe, mills cunnot, of course,
compete with tho products of eastern
and European looms, but they turn
out a very durable article at a moder
ate price. Mr.   Simon Leiser   Ss
Co., of Victoria, are tho agents, and
all uiders for goods are received
through that firm. The mill is known
technically as .1 "lie set mill, that ia,
it has mie complete set of machinery,
comprising cleaning, dying, oiirding,
warping, weaving and finishing departments, The motive power is steam.
Somo of the machines aro very complicated, mnny of lho rollers being
covered with minute stoel points, like
the cylinder of a musical box, only
much" closer. The fine particles that
fly otf these rollers must be detrimental
to health. The wool used in the mills
is obtained in the province, so that
tht iinislied products of the institution
may bo said to be purely indigenous
to British Culumbia. The management are sending a complete assortment of their goods to the exhibition.
No attention has, so far, been paid to
the "pening up uf 11 trade witli the
Nortb west, the .provinco being able to
take all the output of the mills. But
it is expected that something in the
direction of opening up on eastern
trade will be done before long. The
large eastern establishments are able
to send their goods to Calgary as cheaply as thoy could be sent from here;
and besides, they can turn out a much
cheaper grade of blankets and flannels
than tho Westminster mill is yet capable uf, Tho business of the mill is
steadily increasing, year by year, and
it may be presumed thot before long,
with t'10 addition of more machinery
and greater facilities, the Westminster
woolen mills may bo looking for 11
share of the Australian, Japanese and
Sooth.American trade, as well os for
thoLve-iie Northwest territories.
* Ti.lt lo ihiH Prominent Instil,lion,
lis Inhnbllanls and Management.
'There is very much to intorest the
thoughtful person in a stroll through
the Now Westminster Newgate. Tho
building, which is connnandingly situated on the western slope of the city,
has littlo the appearance of an institution so usually associatod iu tho popular idea with gloom and forbidding
surroundings. The Columbian representative had the honor of Governor
Moresby's personal guidance through-
outf tho jail, and was lirst conducted
down into tbu dungeons dark, and two
iii number. They are not exactly
the places a man would chouse for
their cheerfulness and desirability os
places iu which to manufacture jokes.
They are used as punishment cells,
ind two or three days in them brings
the "hardest casos" to their senses,
The coal cellar adjoin., those boudoirs
fur tho refractory. The laundry is
fitted with all appliances for the dissipation of diit, such as hot nnd cold
water and steam. In tho wall betweon
Uio prisoners' ward and the laundry is
a little iron door, oblong in shape,
abeiit three inches wide and 18 long;
it is just wide enough to allow the
pas-age of tho washed clothes in small
quantities, and resembles tho sight
slot for the pilot on au ironclad. The
spilj 1 el'thes aro dumped down a large
--part-ire 1 'ailing from the bath-room
ok' ,head, The kitchen is replete witli
everything new sury for '.- manipu-
lat: .-. if con estibles: tv.o lar^e ranges
pr. ,'iuo th, nibtivo power, and, as in
the laundry, a small orifice in tlio wall
communicating Viilh the prisoners'
wo£ii serves i.s tho highway for the
victuals. The larder is a largo room
Stocked with all manner of groceries
and provisions. A largo quantity of
roasted peas wus pointed out a.i coii'ee.
Ims airs in tiiu bath-room, with throo
tub-, iii Which tho prisoners nro compelled lu wash at least onco a weok, ur
as much ofletiei* as they please; the
pvil mors wnsh on Saturday. The lu-
nat is, uf whom thero arc forty-two in
thej establishment, on Friday. The
female prisoners have every accommo-
daV.uii of ibe same kind, nnd separate
quarters. The prisoners' ward consists.of threo tiers of cells built up in
the centre i.f the hall, leaving a large
space nil round. A numbor of the lunatics were sitting around the stove
enjoyi: :'■,,.■■ warmth like rational people. .. ,„ ,,verner introduced several
■ of t ■'.. pour people to the reporter;
one of thi iu who was reclining on bis
bed it. thu cell, reading, was pointed
oujt in pariioular os on intet-eii'iiig caso,
He p nn uid Crimean soldier and uos
w'fnin.i'ed oil the top of hin head by 11
fragment uf a shell. Jn answer to thu
governor's question 11s to whero lie got
the wound the man replied, "Kooslila,"
and without further warning atoned
off talking ot a distracting rate of
speed, lie said lie had been attacked
on the Yule road hy somebody, bad
been four yenrs in juil and had never
been brought beforo a magistrate. His
talk was of tho wildest description,
and was intermingled with guns and
bayonets, robbers on the Yale road,
his lordship said, "Charge and ^ carry
them guns;" thnt ho was 1111 English
soldier, lio wanted justico, tlie Sepoys
killed every one 0.1 them; ami n strange
incoherent mixttii'-'' f wolds and  sen
tences that wos interesting, but painful to listen to, Anothor of the lunatics demanded a cigar or tobacco in
somo shape, and denounced the reporter for not complying with his demand. He remarked with a funny
leer, "poverty is uo disgrace, but it's
mighty inconvenient, oh, mister?" He
stated his*ago as 14 and said lie v.us
born in 1800, lie was rather an aged
youth aud looked quito 50. Just thou
tlio prisoners were let out, and one of
them, a tall, ill-favored looking young
iniiu, wilh monocles 011 his logs came
clunking down tlio slops, supporting
the irons with a piece of string. He
had a reckless, abandoned air and
swaggered forward to the stovo, as if
lie didn't care for anything or anybody;
ho is the worst "case" at present in
custody. The murderer of Jackson
next came down the Bteps, theo murdering Dick and other candidates for
the gallows. The surgery is provided
with a complete aot of instruments for
amputation and other operations, and
has many of the latest unproved surgical devices. A good stjck of drugs
and medicines occupied sevornl shelves.
The church is next to the surgery, and
is a large apartment capable of seating
about 80 persons. A small organ in
one corner helps out the singing.
Many of tho citizons "drop in" to service on Sundays. A largo numbor of
the prisoners are employed now in
making torches for the celebration
and have already a large quantity
ready. Tho building will be illuminated in a vory elaborate manner ou
Thursday evening, nnd will no doubt
present a pretty appearance. The
officers' apartments upstairs are very
lurge and roomy and fitted with every
convenionco. Governor Moresby's
quarters occupy ono wing uf the building, and are furnished in an elegant
and comfortalilo manner. The viow
from the front windows of the building is superb, and commands the main
port of the Delto. The jail is built of
brick, on a strong stone foundation,
and is very substantial throughout.
linn. Mr, Justice Drake.
In the presence ot but three spectators M.W.T. Drake, Esq., Q. C,
was yestordoy sworn in as a judgo of
the supremo court of British Columbia,
the Chief Justice Sir M. B. Begbie
and Mr. Justice Crease beiug on tho
bench, and administering the oath of
office. His lordship, the chief justice,
warmly congratulated his new colleague
upon his elevation to the bench.—
Colonist, Sept. 21.
Dewdnev-s Fish Yarns.
Bosides boing vory warmly welcomed
at various points in the west, tho minister of the interior wus presented at
New Westminster with an oil pninting.
The painting represented the donor,
Mr. W. H. Vianen, an old piscatorial
comrade of Mr. Dowdney, standing he-
side the largest salmon ever caught in
the Fraser river, and which weighed
75 pounda, measured threo feet six
inches iu circumference nnd almost
five feet in longth. The picturo was
given und accepted as a memorial of
tho days when the two gentlemen
fished together iu the Frasor. Even
cabinet ministers hove their fish
stories, but the pointing will in future
limit the minister of tho interior to
tales of tish weighing less than 75
Yankee Horse I'liV.i.
Tho Puget Sound racing association
was formed this fall for thu purpose of
holding meetings nt the principal cities
on the sound aud iu British Columbia.
The circuit was begun lost Saturday at
Poit Townsond. Races wore held
there Saturday, Sunday and Mondny,
and proved a success. Somo of tho
best records tied und in 11 majority of
cases the races developed closo finishes
under tho whip. The lenses, accompanied by their trainers and owners,
were brought ovor frnm Poit Town-
send Tuesday, and are now ready and
eager for llio three days' struggle.
Next week tlicy go to New Westminster, B. C, whero §3,000 in purses is
hung up, and the following week they
BO to Victorin, to contest for £2,000 in
purses offered by the citizens of that
city.—Post- Intelligencer.
Trunin 11 Yerillii.
The ouction solo oi lots ut English
bay, which was to havo taken place
last night at tho Oriental hotel, did
r.ot come oil, the owner, Mr. Samuel
Greer, lisving disposed of tho entire
number to private parties during tliu
day. Mr.' Greet, having boon asked
by a reporter for a list of tho piirclioses,
said thut "owing to tho fact that he
advertised thot parties applying early
would get lho lots at upset prices they
were all takon on the day of tho sale,
consequently no sale was necessnry.
As a large number attended for the
purpose of purchasing they wero somewhat disappointed and fifty more lots
could have been sold had they been
offered. He did not think he would
publish the names of tho purchasers,
as it might bo usod for political purposes nr reflect on juiymon, as tbta
cuso may be tried again." Ho says ho
will unit the country for 11 verdict nt the
goneral eleotion.—Times.
The Seattle Post-Intelligence,-, which
suffered the destruction of its building
mid plant in the great fire of last Juno,
but cumo out in reduced form immediately nftorwards, has just put in a
perfecting preso—the lirst ill Western
Washington—and being enlarged to
eight pages permanently and furnished
with a completo new dress, is nbw ono
of the handsomest and best daily papers on tho coast.
You can have your eyes examined and
tho B. Laurance Pebble Spectacles and
Eye-Glasses seientifically adjusted to
-/our sight, "Mr, Lauraneo, the eminent
Ocnlist-Opticiau, will bo nt D, S. Curtis
k Co.'b Drug Store during oxhibition
days. There is no extra charge for ox-1
animation or consultation. 1
At 0 meeting of the Victoria lacrosse
club, held last evening iu the rooms
of Hall Ss Lowe, it was unanimously
decided to discontinue practice and
disband for the present season. J.
Cambridge, tho popular "point" of
the olub, leaves this morning for Now
Wesi minster where he expects to re-
sido permanently. No doubt, the
Westminstor club will avail thomsolvos
of Mr. Cambridge's services, ns he
would be a strong acquisition thereto.
Extreme regret was expressed by all
present at the unexpected announcement, whilo nt tho same timo congratulations were offered for his prospects
in tho royal] city. Iu a response to a
telegram from Chief Ackormon of New
Westminster, Chief Deasy wired to
the royal city yesterday informing the
tournament committeo that Victoria's
hoso team hud disbanded, and in con,
sequence the capital would not be rep-
resented in tho liromon's demonstration during exhibition week.—Colonist.
Toronto Prise Winners.
His worship tho mayor received a
telegram today from Commissioner
Chas A. Cold well, of Toronto, giving
tlio list of prizes awarded to tho British Columbia exhibitors us follows:
Silver medals to tho Provincial Exhibition Association of British Columbia,
and Thos. Cunningham, Now Westminster, (iuost fruits; diplomas to G.
W. Henry. Port Hammond, fruits and
vegetables; W. G. Newton, Hazol-
wood Farm, Port J lammond, cherries,
peas aud tomatoes; D. C, Webber,
Port Hammond, strawberries; Arthur
Wilson, Cedar Cottago Nurseries, Vancouver, vegetables; Win. Prout, Vancouver, white cherries and currants;
Wm. Teaguo, Yalo, plums and cherries; D. J. Kennedy, Glengarry Farm,
Ohilliwhack, damsons and egg plums;
E. Hutcherson, Ladner's Landing,
beans ond black Naples currants; John
Kirkland, Ladner's Landing, peaches
and blackberries; Bailey & Neeland,
Vancouver, photographic views.—
The genuine Axis Cut Pobblo Spectacles, manufactured by B. Laurance, can
be had at all times at D. S. Curtis k
Co.'s Drug Store, nud attention is specially called to the visit ot Mr. Lauraneo,
the eminent Oculist-Optician, to their
store on October 2, 3 aud 4, who will fit
them to all sights on scientific principles.
Lnte Canadian News.
Criminal proceedings have been
token against a hitherto respeotable
man of Linden, Cumberland couuty,
N. S. Uo is charged with criminally
assaulting a 17-year old girl while she
was suffering from diphtheria. Her
death occurred on Sunday.
The minister of customs nt Montreal has orderod an inquiry into the
smuggling of American whiskey into
Canada. Whole ship-loads of American whiskey are being brought into
Canada by the St. Lawrence routo. A
vessel takes half a cargo of whiskey
ond half it cargo of plaster.
George Clute, with soveral aliases,
has beon arrested at Brockville, Out.,
oharged with having the following
wives: A Lancaster, Ont, woman; Ida
Thompson) of Truro, Nova Scotia; and
Widow Munro, of Lynn, Out.; all of
whom he bus married since June last.
His object was to get possession of the
womon's property.
Mr. Dour/las Sladen, tho Australian
poot, left Winnipeg, on Friday, for
Vancouver. Ho will stop mt route at
Banff and other points in tho mountains, and on his roturn will visit
towns along the Canadian Pacific. Mr.
Sladon's trip is mainly to secure 111a-
teral for a work which ho ia to shortly
write entitled ' 'Canada's Functions in
tho empire."
Tho resideuts of Suite Current,
Man., locality witnessed a vemurkablo
and unusual sight about 8:40 o'clock
Wednesday evening, when a meteor
was observed ill tho heavons of sufficient brightness to render objects us
vliiblo us by a full moon. It lasted
for a period uf throe seconds. Tho
repoit, of an explosion wliich resembled that of a cannon fired at a considerable distanco. was heard about two
minutes aftor the disappearance of tlio
A few days ago, in Hamilton, Ont.,
a 111:111, with a largo roll of monoy, engaged board with .Mrs. Nellio Spencer,
of tl.nt city. His actions wero very
mysterious und bo refused to eat with
the other hoarders. Mrs. .Spencer,
Boeing a riivolver iu bis room, becamo
alarmed and notified the police. Two
ullicers, Hawkins and Campaign, wero
detailed to watch him, Ho refused
admittance to his room. On Friday
they broke down the dour. He fired
two abuts lit thom without eli'eel.
Campaign returned tbo liro and instantly killed the man, who is a total
stranger. Tbe policemen are under arrest.         ^^^^^^
Prof. Vaughan of Ami Arbor,
Mich., says of cheese: "I think
that if can bo positively stated that
any cheeso which will instantly ;».,!
intensely redden blue li*..,.,.,.. papc-i
should not be eaten. This is a test
easy of application, and every merchant on cutting a fresh choose
should make it. If the cheese is
dry a bit of it should be moistened
with water and the litmus paper
thon applied."
As much ub lS5,50G,0001b.oi tea
wero consumed in Great Britain last
yoar, and, paying a duty of fid, por
lb., produced a revenue of £4,618,-
000, The average per head was
vory littlo short of S lb. Nuw Zealand lias an average per bond per
annum of nearly 7 J lb,, and Australia of 'ih lb. Canada's return is
3:80 lb. ; the United Statos, 1:'G lb.;
Holland, 1.201b. ; and nil other
conntries have an average of 1 lb.
Lieut. Finley finds tliat there
were 141 tornadoes in llliuios in the
fifty-four yours ending with 1S88.
The month of greatest frequency
wus Muy, no month being fteo from
the storms.
A new material called "steel
pig," much stronger than cold-blast
iron and less expensive than steel,
is now being made at Sheffield. It
is adapted for ii variety of uses for
which the ordinary iron was unsatisfactory.
The skin of tho whale is from two
inches to two feet thick, that of a
large specimen weighing thirty tons.
The rhinoceros is tho thickest-
skinned quadruped, with a hide so
tough us to resist tho claws of tho
lion or tiger, the sword, or the balls
of the old-fashioned musket.
Tho antiseptic properties of saccharine make it an effective wash
for the mouth and teeth, when dissolved, in water, according; to a
French writer. A six por cent
solution is used, but a strength of
only one in 500 is said to prevent
fermentation or spoiling of mucilage,
Potato Obwuiie,—Dr. Gilbert
has learned from twelvo years experiment at Rothanisted that pota
toes require a due proportion of
nitrogenous and mineral food, as
hus long been held by good farmers,
and that mineral manures alone
produce littlo result. Tho liberal
use of barn-yard manure seems to
be justified by the large yield,
which is thought to offset the disadvantage of groator 1 i ability todisease.
Continuous growth of potatoes in
the same land appears to render the
crop less liable to disease, instead of
more so.
The Wisest -Fibres.—An ordinary hair is about one 500th of an
inch in diameter. In his delicate
measuring instruments, Mr. C. V,
Boys, F. R. S., has made use of
quartz fibres from one 5000th to one
10,000th of an inoh. Such threads
aro of course invisible, and are
recommended as a test for microscopes. To give au idea of such a
degree of minuteness, Mr. Boys remarks that a piece of quartz an inch
long nnd an inch in diameter
would, if drawn out to this fineness,
be sufficient to go all the way around
the world G58 times; or a grain of
sand just visible—that is, one
hundredth of an inch long and one
hundredth of an inch in diameter—
would make 1000 miles of such
Queen Victoria was mnch pleased
while in Wales with the music of
the Welshmen. She especially liked
tlieir singing and their manipulation
of the harp. At one dinner eight
harpers played during the banquet.
Six of them were brothers under the
leadership of their father, who appoared in full bardic costume, with
a cap of antiquo form, blue robes
nnd a red girdle, One Sunday a
few choristers wero brought 35
miles to sing at the queen's private
The coins struck at the British
mint last year were of 42 different
denominations, including, in addition
to 15 Imperial coins, gold doublo
dollars, and silver and bronze coins
for Newfoundland; silvor for Canada, Hongkong, and the Straits Settlements ; nicltle for Jamaica, and
bronze for Jersey, British Honduras,
the Mauritius, und Canada. The
total number of gold pieces struck
was 52,153,700, as against 43,306,-
043 in 18S7, and their valuo, real
or nominal, .£3,303,524. The total
number of gold pieces of the Imperial coinage was 28,S5U,162, and
their value .£3,070,053.
Apropos of John l.-.'s reported intention of running for congress, a
Boston paper oilers this encouragement; Some fifty yours buck an
English pugilist, John (Jtilley, becamo 11 member of parliament. Ho
wns elected to tho liouse of commons for the borough of Pontefrnct,
a Yorkshire constituency by no
means given to take up with the
first comer. Oulley was a self-
made man, and had a very progressive career. First butcher, then
prize-lightor, ho rose nfter leaving
the ring, to be a man of wealth nnd
respectability, and won an excellent
social position, whicli his family
maintained after his death.
If tho Globe wishes to attack the
Imperial Federationists, it might do
so on their avowed policy and not
on an incorrect version which it
ascribes to them. Whoro is tho
fairness or souse of describing them
as wishing "that tho colonies would
consent to relinquish some portion
of their independence," when ono of
tho original and primary articles of
tlieir constitution is "that no scheme
of fuderarntion should interfere with
the existing rights of local parliaments as regards local affairs" 'J Tho
iutuio of Canada and of the empire
should bo discussed, if at all, by
means of fair and honest argument,
not by such silly misrepresentations
of tho position taken by others,—
SMBCBikiriUj.iii Vii-.i.-* c euj.Kr.ui. tru i-ue-v.-.
Goods, Jackets, Paletots, Dolmanettes,
and Ulsters.
A Large Assortment of MEN'S SUITS
from S7.00.
el Ote
Pell, Rice Coil-spring ilcLaughlan
Democrat and Express Wagons!
%W The Best and Cheapest Rigs ever offered for sale in
British Columbia.""^
!=-toici tfts OTJuriri-e-
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
A rare chanco is now offered to intending purchasers, us the stock consists oi
gooils just suited for tho present and coniinii seaaou. All fresh and in prime order
and purchased in the best foreign inurketu at rock bottom prices.
Salo to commence on Monday, tho Kith instant, nml to continue until tlio whole
of tho stock has been closed out. REMEMBER. THE 1'LACI'J: Corner of Columbia and Mary Streets.
Shingles, Shakes, Laths, Pickets,
Wood Furnishing for Canneries.
s.   Frames*   Windows*
Mouldings. Balusters*
Blinds. Brackets*
Bailings, Newels.
nolDdwly VOLUME 34.
NO. 46.
Opium and Banibllng   Dens lu liny
Not without a feeling of trepidation
•did a representative of The Columbian accept an invitation from the
chief of police, to accompany him on
his inspecting tour through the Chineso
quarters. The roporter had heard of
the hidden mysteries of Chinese life,
but, like the vast majority of ordinary
people, hnd novel' olected to gaze upon
the same. Thi^ foray began about
10:30 a. in. kj entering a narrow passage way, jusl-fide enough to take in
the broad shoulders of the chief. Under
the plankswhiohcomposed the foot-way
lay a festering ooze that at every
step exuded between the timbers,
sending up a stench perfectly indescribable. ''Pretty loud smell," remarked the chiof, "Deafening," coughed the reporter. Up a sot of rickety
steps, that threatened to part oompany
with one another every momont, went
the inquisitors; a landing covered with
all kinds of kitchen refuse, and looking
like a swill barrel under customs' inspection, made pretty slippery footing.
but the chief, without the formality of
knocking, pushed open a tumble-down
door with a stout shove and stepped
into the utter darkness inside; the reporter followed. The air of the hall
iu whieh they found themselves was
tinctured with every vile odor known
to chemistry, antl a great many more
that chemistry, in its wildest night-
marcs, never dreamt of. "HulloJohn,"
said the chief to a pale, emaciated
ghost that came out of the darkness
shufflingly, "Lo" replied the shade,
peering at the visitors like an old rat,
"watyou wantee?" "Come hero," said
the chief "see that John?" pointing to
the filthy landing, "must get'm cleaned
up or he stink like berry debbil, by'm
bye." The Chinaman nodded vacantly,
muttering "Ya, ya, me cleauee him up,
by in bye, pletty soon." Passing
through the house, sevoral doors wero
thrown open, in most cases disclosing
to view the very lairs of the opium
smokers As ii genernl rule the opium
bed-moms consisted of a small dark
apartment, about 8x10, with accomodation for from four to six men, On
a raised platform (the bed), innocent
of sheets, but wilh a few dirty blankets and a pillow or two, there reclined,
sometimes one man, but oftoner two;
between them stood a little peculiarly
shaped lamp, something like a bell
without, u top; a bright steady flams
just surrounded the glass, snd around
the lamp were scattered all the requisites of the opium smoker. Minute
little picks, needles, balls of opium,
scissors, little flat pieces of iron and
perhaps a spare pipe. The pipe is
made of a straight piece of bamboo,
sometimes, however, tin, and has,
about two inches from the eud opposite the mouth-piece, a bowl in the
shape of an inverted cone, a small hole
being pierced in tho centre, in which
the littlo plug of opium, after having
been heated, rolled and delicately
manipulated, is placed, and the suction
of the smoker being applied fiercely
for a few seconds, the "smoko" is over.
These rooms wero filled with dense
clouds of sickening opium smoke,
almost unbearable to lungs just in
from the fresh uir. The smokers
would, some, stare wildly at the intruders without saying a word, and
ethers, plunged in the vile ecstacies of
tho opium hallucination, would gaze
stolidly before them: indifferent,
motionless and silent, Through a
reeking labyrinth of dark passages, up
into garrets where the cobwebs made a
rich tapestry for the decaying walls,
and the rats ran squeaking to tlieir retreats, into back yards redolent of
everything but cleanliness; through
the gambling rooms, the only clean
apartments in the whole quarter; into
kitchens where the perfume of villainous concoctions insulted the Caucasian
olfactories, and the ingredients more
often caused a shudder than a smile,
onward went the polico and the unfortunate representative of tho press.
In one of the kitchens was found a
celestial cook preparing mincu-ineiit
pies. In front of him were il dozon or
so little lumps of dough about the size
of liens' oggs; ono of those he would
tako and deftly twirling the mass in
his long, slender linguers transform it
into a little cup; two or threo dabs of
meat from the large bowl beside him
filled the frail receptnele, nnd a few
skilful squeezes closed thu top; then
he worried it into some fanciful, oriental idoa of ornamentation round the
upper part, and tho pie wns rendy
for tho oven. A greasy looking follow
was ongnged iu this kitchen carrying
huge slabs of unhealthy looking pork
from a tub to tho slicing bonrd. Sonic-
times he would grin engagingly at the
reporter aud show his saffron teeth iu
all their ugliness, an if lie thought that
harmless functionary would cut uo
rather nicely. Two Chinamen nnd a
Chinese lady wero rudely intruded upon while at tlieir frugal midday repast.
One of the Chinamen obligingly vouch
safed the information that the lady
was from Victoria, nnd was paying S»
a week fur her hoard. "Pretty tough
price for Mich board," remarked tJio
chief, r.nd the fe-uirtot' i'eplioil that
"ho should just, remark." The celestials wore rubbling up tho stew on tho
plates at a great rate with their chopsticks, and tho lady was disposing of
her share at an alarming gait, as if she
thought there was going to ho a famine
next week, and she would bo prepared.
Down a flight of stairs, made out of old
orange boxos and such lumber, along
a passage, a turn to the right, and thu
strains of music fell savagely on the
car. Without, knocking, the two
"whito trash1' entered a rather morn
pretentious npiirtment than thoy hnd
yet encouiitorod, and found several
grinning Chinamen sitting on the edgo
of their beds, listening to one of their
number producing excruciating musical agonies from n Chinese fiddlo. This
instrument resembles nil overgrown
soup ladle with two strings, olio nbovo
the other, nnd -In bin** between thein.
'The yellow iiu:tntor  of l-|igiiiiiui   evi
dently thought himself no smnll beer
"nt music," and did not allow the trifling lntrursion of even such greatness
as the police and the press to disturb
his inspired strains. Ho filially stopped, however, in time to prevent the
permanent flight of reason from at
least one of his hearers, and received
applause. His next performance was
upon an instrument resembling the
chanter of a Scotch highland bag-pipe
or a Calabrian shepherd's pipe; its
tones were ear piercing and ten
times worse than the fiddle. It required a tremendous effort to
blow it and the sallow rascal
sivclled out at the chops like a cobra
di capello. One of his brother knaves
beat a tom-tom, and the two inspectors
thought they would tako a hand in the
music, too, so they beat a retreat. Up-
stairs again into the overcrowded, ill-
ventilated and badly lighted dens, this
time armed with disinfectants in tho
form of cigars borrowed from a Chinese
dealer in the store below, went the
brave chiof and his follower. Iu a
large apartment facing Front street,
and into whicli the moraine sun
streamed warm and strong, thero lay
upon tho floor, wrapped in the most
profound slumber, several Ohinamen
who had come in the night before from
working up on the railway. The poor
fellows looked thoroughly worn out
and each man had flung himself down
upon his bundles to sleep to satiety.
In going along a long narrow passage
—they are all narrow whatever their
length—the reporter was not a little
amused to see sticking out above the
partition, lining this passage, a rich
nnd varied assortment of feet, all sizes,
shapes, colors, and doubtless another
quality not very pleasant to mention.
On examination it was found that the
fellows were asleep all over the place,
overhead, in the rooms, in the passages, iu corners, everywhere in fact
thst they could squat down and nod
off. Some of these mid-day slum-
berers would rise upon their elbows
and gaze contemptuously, sometimes
ferociously at the disturbers cf their
peace. A Ohinaman can give a most
forbidding glower with those narrow
slits of eyes of his, and his thin lips
curling back over the dirty fangs in an
ugly, snarling sneer. Sometimes the
inmates would make jocular remarks
in their own language, probably highly complimentary to the visitors, but
none ever presumed to interfere with
or stay the chief on his way through
the hovels. One funny little man, as
fussy as a hen with her first chickens,
followed the chief nud the reporter up
and down, telling the most atrocious
lies about tho stoves and stove-pipes-
he could talk English in a fractured,
dislocated manner that was not without its charm—he was once interpreter at the polico court, but became too
mendacious for further use, bo was
discharged. He is president now of
the Chineso "Ananias olub." The
Free Mason's hall is a curious room.
At one end aro the emblems of the
order, a large shoddy looking dragon
with an expression on his face painful
to behold, as if he had swallowed the
sacred gridiron; two or threo big vases
and a lut of other trumpery made up
the fetish department of the order.
When the last house in the row was
reached, neither of the two inspectors
was ineonsolably sorry. The Ohinese
quarters are well worth a visit from the
health board, for, should ever any
epidemic disease get in among those
overcrowded, dirty dens, the result
would be awful. Everything is just
ready for cholera, fever, smallpox, or
any other scourge that takes its rise in
filthy ,i. 'Hidings. Afire would undoubtedly sweep the whole quarter
out of existence.
Tlie Dominion Voters Lint*
Wo are indebted to Mr. L. P. Eckstein, one of the revising oflicers, for
the following comparative statement
of thu Dominion voters list, as at present rovised--that is after the first
Now 1.1st. Old.    Inc.
New Westminster 12111       8811       00!
Vancouver 2172       167      20115
Surrey 275       101        174
Langley 213        HO 07
Chllllwnek 2117        173 IM
Maple Ridgo  172        117 55
Delia 141        ItH 10
Matsqui    51 41 14
St. Mary's Mission 144 68 811
Cassiar  134 0        131
Burrard lnlot 100       111 2
Port Moody    25        110 85
It is estimated that before the final
revision shall have boen completed
tho total number on the register will
bo increased by 25 per cent. We
trust that, our friends in the district
municipalities will look alive and get
morn names on thu list in their respective sections, ns the above figures
do not show nearly so large au increase
as thoro should bo in the district.
The suggestion that we mado some
tune ngo, thut every municipality
should appoint n committee to thoroughly canvass for new iinnies for the
voters' lists—both Dominion and provincial—and see that they are properly registered, is one that might be
adopted with very much profit, if
overy soction of the district wishea to
have its full sny —us it should hnve—
iu the approaching provincial and Dominion elections. Thii is an impnr-
t'Mit. matter and should be attended to.
Hnnilay 4'lmlnp.
A petition is being circulated for
signatures, which will hu presented to
the city council, asking that n by-law
bu passed prohibiting the ssle of intoxicating liquors between the lioois
of 12 o'clock on Saturday night nnd 12
o'clock on Sunday uight. The advocates of Sunday dining nro more numerous and more influential than a few
yenrs ngo, when a similar measure
was discussed, and the iiim'ouieiit will
therefore moot witli more goneral approval. The petition, which wna
titirled yesterduy, already contains a j
numbor of signatures. —Times,   Sept.!
 .+..—.  i
E. N. Boucher, of Montreal, got |
seven years, lately, for nbstrncto-!! I
money fivni a let'i-r. i
Tlie Ollklnl list uf I'rize Winners In (he
Cbllllwhnck t:\liliiltlon.
Caitle.—DumiAMS.— Best bull, three
years old and upwards, D McGillivray;
best two year old heifer, 1). McGillivray,
Jerseys.—Best bull, threo years old and
upwards, C. Chadsey; best two year old
heifer, T. R. Pearson. Holsteins.—
Best bull, three years old and upwards,
G. W. Chadsey, 2nd, J. Reece; twoyear
old, A. C. Wells, 2nd, G. W. Chadsey;
bull calf, G. W. Chadsey; best bred cow,
in calf or milk, J. Reece, 2nd, G. W.
Chadsey; best one year old heifer, J.
Reece; best heifer calf, J. Reece. Graded Stock.—Best bull, three years old
and upwards, Wm. Cawley; best bull,
one year old, Thos. Dunville; best inilch
cow, S. Knight, 2nd, A. C. Wells; best
two year old heifer, Thos. Dunville; best
one year old heifer, A. C. Wells; best
heifer cnlf, A. C. Wells; best beef animal, I. Kipp; hest yoke work oxen, John
Bell, 2nd, S. McBride. Judges: Messrs,
Batcholor, S. McDonald and J. McDonald.
Horses.—Roadsters.- Best stallion,
Robert Stevenson; hest mare, with foal
at foot, Isaac Kipp, 2nd, H, Webb; best
two year old colt, M. Sweetman; best
one year oolt, I. Kipp; best span carriage horses, H. Webb; best buggy horse,
Alex. Munroe; best saddle horse, Ches-
trr Chadsey, 2nd, David Carr, 3rd, W.
McDonald; best ladies saddle horse,
Chester Chadsey, 2nd, David Carr, 3rd,
W. B. Hall; bost walking horse, C, Chadsey; best boy rider under 15 years, Fred
Webb, 2nd, Arthur Kipp. Drauoht
Horses.—Best stallion, Arthur Ennis;
bost mare, with foal at foot, Mrs, Evans,
2nd, C. T, Higginson; best two year colt,
A. C. Wells; ljest one year old oolt, McRae k Campbell; best sucking colt, C. T.
Higginson; best general purpose stallion,
I. Kipp. Judges: A. M. Nelson, W. E.
Dickinson and H. Kehoe.
—Best ram, one year old and upwards,
J. Reece. South Downs.—Best ram,
one year old and upwards, R. Nowell;
best two ewes, K, Nowell; best rain
lamb, R. Nowell; best ewe lamb, R,
Nowell. Graded Sheep.- Bost ram.
one year old and upwards, A. C: Wells;
best pair ewes, A. C. Wolls, 2nd, J.
Reece; best spring lamb (ram), J. lteecc,
2nd, Wm. Cawley; best spring lamb
(ewe), H. Webb, 2nd, T. H. Irwin.
Gbaded Pins, anv Breed.—Best boar,
one year old and upwards, H. Webb;
2nd, Wm. Cawley; best sow, H. Webb;
2nd, I. Kipp; best two pigs under six
months, I. Kipp; 2nd, H. Kipp.
Poultry.—Best trio of turkeys, I,
Kipp; 2nd, C. T, Higginson; best trio of
geese, I. Kipp; 2nd, T. Dunville; best
trio of ducks, A. J. Street; 2nd, G. W.
Chadsey; best Plymouth Rock, G. W.
Chadsey; best brown Leghorns, C. T.
Higginson; best pigeons, G. W. Chadsey.
Judges: E. McAdam, D. McRae aud J.
W. Wells.
Dairy Produce. —Best 5 2-H> rolls of
butter, Mrs. Evans; 2nd, D. McGillivray;
3rd, Shelton Knight; best firkin butter,
roll, not less than 100lbs, Mrs. Forsythc;
2nd, G. W. Chadsey; 3rd, H. Kipp; best
packed butter, not less than 50 lbs, Mrs,
Forsythc; 2nd, Chester Chadsey; 3rd,
Mrs, Evans; best cheese, made in province, exhibited by manufacturer, A. C.
Wells: best loaf of bread, Mrs. Evans;
2nd, Mrs, A. C. Wells. Judges: Mrs.
Luker, Mrs. Riokers and Robt. Kennedy.
Veoetables.—Best bushel potatoes,
long variety, Joseph Peers; do, round variety, H. Kipp; 2nd, C. T. Higginson;
bost' 3 varieties potatoes, 1 peck each,
J. Reece; 2nd, Joseph Peers; best new
variety, ono peck, not before exhibited
in the provinco, Wilder k Brown; brace
of cabbage, M. Hall; turnips, Win. Cau-
ley, carrots, J. Reece; parsnips, Joseph
Peors; onions, S. Knight; corn, tablo,
Wilder k Brown; beets, S. Knight;
squash, best brace of Hubbard, J. Reece;
pumpkins, do, table, G. W. Chadsey;
vegetable marrow, J. Reece; tomatoes,
J. Reece; cucumbers, Capt. Powers;
cauliflower, best brace, H. Webb; rhubarb, A. S. Vedder.
Ficld- Produce. — Best bushel fall
wheat, H. Kipp; do, spring wheat, H.
Kipp; 2nd, H. Webb; do, rough barley,
A. J. Street; 2nd, I. Kipp; do, white
oats, I. Kipp; 2nd, H. Kipp, do, white
peas, J. Reece; 2nd, B. Kipp; do grey
peas, H. Kipp; 2nd, J. Reece; best Swede
turnips, J. Reece; 2nd, A. C. Wells;
globo mangold wurtzol. D. McGillivray;
2nd, S. Knight; long red, do, T. M.Hall;
2nd, S. Knight; sugar boots, I, Kipp;
2nd, T. M. Hall; white carrots, J. Reece;
2nd, Wm. Cawley; red ororango carrots,
S. ICnight; corn, I. Kipp; 2nd, J. Reoce;
early potatoes, .1. Reece; 2nd, Joseph
Peors; late potatoes, Jos. Peers; 2nd. H.
Wobb; bale of hay, H. Webb; 2nd, A. S.
Vedder; timothy seed, -; 2nd,
A. S. Vedder; best collection of seeds nnd
grain, 0 kinds, one peck each, H. Kipp;
brace mammoth squash, J. Reoce; brace
pumpkins, S. Knight.
Horticulture.—Best apples, early
autumn, Mrs. Evans; 2nd, John McCuteheon; do, winter entitig, John McCuteheon; 2nd, A. C. Wolls; do, cooking, A, C. Wells; ind, J. Reece; do, larg-
est, A. 0. Wolls; 2nd, .1. C. Henderson;
pears, early autumn dessert, John Mo-
Cutoheon; 2nd, G. 'V. Chadsey; do, winter, P. S, Goodall; 2nd, Mrs. Evans; do,
cooking, Joseph Peers; 2nd, G. W.
Chadsey; plums, dessert, R. Stevenson;
2nd, G. It. Ashwell; do, preserving, (J.
R Ashwell; 2nd, A. S. Vedder; disti of
grapes, 3 bunches, Roy. C. M. Tato; 2nd,
II. Wobb; peaches, A. C. Wells; watermelons, J. W. Well-; tmiskmeloiis, J
Recce; quinces, Shcltou Knight; citrons,
A. S. Vedder; crab apples, Rev. C. M.
Provincial Manufacture,---Beat collection of horseshoes, .las. McDonald;
hunch shingles, machine made, J. Reece;
cart, A, S. Vedder; sleigh, A. S. Vedder.
Judges: Messrs. Keen, l-iirkibs nnd
Floral,—Hest collection of plants in
flower, grown in pots or boxes, Mrs.
Evans; 2nd, (1. 11. Ashwell; four fuchias,
Mrs. Evans; bouquet for table, Rev. C.
M. Tate; do, for hand, Rov. 0. M. Tate;
dahlias, G varieties cut flowers, Mre. A.
C. Wells; floral design, Mrs. Wells; collection "f puusle's, Mrs. Ross; collection
iif'roses, Xlrs. I'lvans; collection of gladiolus, Mrs, A. tl, Wolls; collection pico-
tee or carnation, Mrs. Jivaiis; collection
stocks, T. M. Hall; collection asters,
Mrs, Evans; collection zinnias, Mrs. A.
G. Wells; hanging basket with plants,
Mrs, A. C. Weils; geraniums, (I. R. Ashwell; specimen geraniums, l'l, It. Ashwell; collection of sweet peas. T.M.Hal!.
Judges; ti. W. Henry and R. C. Garner.
OnociiET. —Best assortment crochet
(cotton) 0 spooJtnemi, Mrs. Chas. Brown;
2nd, Mr.-. John Bnrhiii'i crochet tidy,
Mrs. T. J. Dales: 2nd, Mrs. A. ,1. Street;
crochet ttdv, worsted, ; 2nd,
Mra. II. W. Ohndsi'.v: uiwlii't j-lilrl, Miss
M Tlli'iiel'i   buggy line, Mra U M Tote;
crochet mats, wool, Mrs. Evans; 2nd,
Mrs. Barber; crochet gloves, Mrs. Chas.
Brown; crochet mittens, Mrs. C. Brown.
Embroidery.—Best embroidered flannel skirt, Mrs. John Bsrber; table cover,
Mrs. A. C. Wells.
Cushions.—Best embroidered cushion,
Mrs. G. W. Chadsey; wool raised and
plain work, Mrs. Evans.
Hand Sewing.—By girls under 14
years of age.—Best button holes, Miss
Streot; calico dress, Miss Chadsey; 2nd,
Miss Nellie Dunville; fancy apron, Emma Knight; 2nd, Nellie Dunville; linen
shirt, 2nd, Miss Barber; pillow slip, 2nd,
Miss Nellie Dunville. Either hand or
machine sewing—Best set underclothing,
trimmed, Mrs. A. C. Wells; 2nd, Mrs.
G. W. Chadsey; lady's morning wrapper, 2nd, Mrs. C. M. Tate; best
gent's dressing gown, Mrs. C. M. Tate;
best pillow slips, Mrs A J Street; 2nd,
Mrs. A. C. Wells; best pillow shams,
Mrs. Evans; 2nd, Mrs. C. M. Tate.
Bed Quilts.—Best white, Mrs. C. M.
Tato; best silk patchwork, Mrs..John
Barber; best patch work quilt, cotton,
Mrs, Dale; 2nd, Mrs. Ross; best quilt,
worated, Mrs. E. 8. Smith; 2nd, Mrs.
Forsythe; best comforter, quilted or
tied, Mrs. A. C. Wolls; 2nd, Mrs. John
Barber; best quilted bed quilt, Mrs. A.
J. Street; 2nd, Mrs. Forsythe.
Knitting.—Best stockings, wool, Mrs.
Johu Barber; 2nd, Mrs. A. S. Vedder;
best knitted, do,cotton,Mrs.John Barber;
2nd, Mrs. C. M. Tate; best toilet Bet,
Mrs. Ross; 2nd, Miss Ruby Henderson;
best 0 samples knitting, Mrs. A. S. Vedder; 2nd, Mrs. John Barber; best gent's
socks, cotton or woollen, J. Reece; bost
gloves, Mrs. A. S. Vedder; 2nd, Mrs.
A. C. Wells; best mittens, Mrs. A. C.
Wells; 2nd, J. Reece. Judges: Mra.
Wise, Miss Peebles.
Wool Wobk.—Miscellaneous Articles.—Best worsted flowers, raised, Mrs.
G. W. Chadsey. Wreaths.—Best; collection moss work,Mrs. C. M. Tate; best
collection seed work, Mrs. G. W. Chad-
Division Y.—Drawing, bost pencil,
Miss Susan Hall; 2nd, Mrs. Ross;
best pen and ink, Mrs. Stevenson; best
crayon, Miss McGillivray; best water
color, Edwin Tate; 2nd Miss Stevenson;
best of any other kind, Mrs. Beckett;
2nd, Mrs. Tate; the production cf children under 12 yoars of age, 1st prize,
Stephon Chadsey; 2nd, David Chadsey;
3rd, Stephen Chadsey; shells, marine,
best collection, D. McGillivray, 2nd,
Mra. J. Barber; insects, best collection,
native, Mrs. J. Barber; 2nd, Mrs. G. W.
Chadsey; animals and birds, best collection of stuffed, native, J. C. Henderson;
moss pictures, best, Mrs. G. W. Chadsey; best canary birds, Mrs. G. W.
Chadsey. Judges: Chas. H. Woods,
Mrs. E. B, Knight and C. W. Munro.
Speciai Prizes.—Best broke yoke of
steers, broke by boy under 1G years,
1*3—given by A. S. Vedder—Arthur
Kipp; best loaf of bread made by girl
undor 12 years, ?1 -Given by Mrs. H.
Webb—Mies Flossie Street; best hand
sowing, done by girl under 14 years old,
$1.50; 2nd,SI—Givon by Mrs. Farr—Miss
Nellie Dunville, 1st; Emma Knight,
2nd; heat Jake, made by girl under 16
years, $2—Given by S. Knight -Miss
Flossie Street, 1st; Miss L. Webb, 2nd;
for the bost exhibit of grain, as regards
quality and variety, not less than one
peck of oaeh kind, and to be grown during the year 1889 by the exhibitor, The
Daily Cobumbian for one yoar—equal
to $8, with $5 cash added—Given by
Kennedy Broa~H. Kipp.
NewWestminster Lodge, No. 3.
are hereby notified lo attend at the
Lodge Room at 0 a. m. sharp on THURSDAY, Itnl October, to join In the procession. VlBitlng Urothren cordially invited.
dwse2-!td T. TYLOK, R. 8.
I hnvek-een instructed to sell by public
auction on
f ednosdayEvn'g, Oct, M,
 AT THI*]	
The following undermentioned property:
Tho whole oMbat valuable property at
Elgin known as tbe MeDougall Farm, together with all the farm Implements,
crops and Live Stoek. Tbo farm lands
consist of-JU" acres, and are described on
Mie map of NewWestminster District ns
Lot HI"), tbe NE quarter of seotion 27, and
Lot 24-1, all ln Group 2. There are about
'2'2ti nores of I'rairl" Land, out of which
some 120 have been ploughed and cultivated. The whole of the prairie laud is
fenced, subdivided and dyked, and titled
with all necessary tide sluices. The balanco oftho land IS well timbered. Tbero
Is a good 2-slory House wtth six rooms
furnished, and insured for $1,000, a good
Barn with a capacity of fifty tons of Hay;
Stabling for seven Horses; Cow stable,
IOO.n.IO feet: Urnnury, Wation Shod, and
other buildings usually found ou a good
farm. There la also n Garden of Uaeres.
well cultivated nud stocked wltb Fruit
Trees. The Crop consists of about 86 tons
of Hay, fl tons of Hurley, i'fi tons of Oats,
aud 2 acres of Mangolds still in the Held,
OimslslN of IS well bred Dairy Cows, all of
whleb are believed to be iu caff; 1 Pedigreed Bull, 12-year- dd H el fer, fl Yearlings,
III Calves, 8 Heavy Draft Horses, 1 Buggy
Horse,5Sows with young pigs, 3 Hogs, 1
Hoar, a large number of chickens, Ducks
and Turkeys,
Faumino Implements.-- 1 Chatham
Waggon, 2 Dump Carts, 1 Seeder. 1 Disc
Harrow,2Sets Tooth Harrows, 1 Cultivator, 1 Holler, I ChafT Cutter, I Hootsliecr,
I Planet Jr. Drill, 3 complete sets Doublo
Waggon Harness, 1 set Doublo Buggy
Harness, 2 sets Dump Cart lln? ness, l two-
Horse Buggy and a ful I llneof Farm, (-Jar-
den and Carpenter's Tools. A imi a full
line of Household Furniture.
This valuable farm will bo oflbrod as a
whole, with the stock. Implements and
crops, for a lump sum. If mme acceptable
to purchasers, the farm will he sold separ-
ntcly, and the stoek and Implements will
lie sold on tbo premises later on.
Tins is an excellent chance foe iiuyonc
wL-blngio secure a well-slocked Hunch.
The property Is well situated on the Nlco-
ineki It I ver a short distance frbm Mud
Bay, and win n Ibe present dyking
sehHue, which Is now under contract. Is
curried out, the land will be very valuable. The soil ih unsurpassed in fertility
ami second to none In D.C.
The lerms, which aie easy, will bo made
known at ili-i-iilt-.
T. .1. TUAT-P,
wselstd Auolium-er.
IG-O    TO*
Cheap Cooking Stoves & Ranges!
•OU,  *ro
Whom we have appointed our sole agent for our celebrated
Stoves in that district. Mr. Mellard will supply our Stoves at
New Westminster prices. dwnoiyi
Bryan O'Lynn had no boots for to wear,
So he came to Westminster to buy him a pair.
" I'll have one pair of thick ones and one pair of thin,
If I can find J. Rousseau's," says Bryan O'Lynn.
He hunted the stores all along the main route,
Says he, "The right one I've not yet found out.
I want J. Rousseau—I'll buy only from him,
For he sells the cheapest," says Bryan O'Lynn.
He stepped a little west of McKenzie street,
He met Rousseau's sign—sure it was a great treat;
He lifted the latch, and Jim stood within.
" I've found it at last," says Bryan O'Lynn.
We showed him both Calf Boots, Kip and Cowhide,
The ones we praise mostly, without seams at the side.
We have Boots of all kinds, from Quebec and Berlin;
" Sure you have boots for the million," says Bryarl O'Lynn.
He bought him his boots, which of course were no trash,
He paid down the money, for we sell only for cash;
To the public he says, "Be not taken in,
But buy from J. Rousseau," says Bryan O'Lynn.
" If there is a leak in the toe or side of your shoe,
Just take it to Rousseau, that's all you need do;
He will peg it or patch it just while you are in,
And the charge seems like nothing," says Bryan O'Lynn.
H. T. READ & CO.
BEALES   117
Constantly on Hnnd an Extensive Stock of
Dry Goods,  Groceries,   Bouts A Shoes Hats A (Japs,
Crockery, Glassware, Ac.
MElff'S     de     BOYS*      STJITS.
Great Variety of Household Articles.   Also,
N. II,—Farm Produce bought at market rates oi 8oldonconim)flsion.  na,Ordere
from the Interior promptly attended to. dwjeSto
For First-class Family Groceries and Provisions, go to
SINCLAIR'S,     -     Columbia Street-
New Goods arriving all the time.  A nice lot of CHRISTIES
CRACKERS & BISCUITS just to hand.   New SYRUPS, MOLASSES, etc., etc.   Call and get prices. dwtc
Groceries and Provisions
SB- be: be mm «   *$xmtim
Coflees Roasted und Ground on the Promises.   Fine Tens a Specialty.,
Uw|y «~ -.COLUMBIA STREET™—-——
1 VOLUME 34.
Weekly British Columbian
Wediu-silny Horning, Ocl. 3. liSSU.
As cities increase in sizo, the
problem of sewage disposal becomes
a more and more difficult one to
solve. The English sanitary engi
neors, says the Scientific American,
■with a densely populated country,
including the largest eity in the
world, us a Held for experiment,
havo probably performed
periments   on
more ex
actual  working
scale than  have thoso of any oilier
nation.     Ohemioal   treatment   has
been tried in an endless variety of
forms.   The A.B.O. process, named
from the initials of  the substances
used in currying it out, alum, blood
and charcoal, at one time luid an extensive application.    Now tne tendency is toward the use of chemical
salts alone, aluminum, iron, and calcium   compounds    being   most   in
favor.    Precipitation is assisted by
the addition of comparatively small
amounts of these salts, perohloride
of  iron, alum,  milk of  lime, and
others being in use in various places.
After treatment with chemicals, the
sewage is left at rest to deposit its
solid matter.   The effort is to obtain the latter in as compact a form
of "sludge" as possible, and during
its  precipitation   to deodorize the
liquid   portion, so   that it  may be
disposed of  without offense.   The
engineers interested iu this problem
seem   to   have had  very Utopian
ideals.    Their  object   has been to
dispose of  sewage  without offense
and   at   the same time profitably.
The first of these ends is easy of attainment, the latter is probably impossible to achieve. The great problem  is how  to separate liquid and
solid.   This  once  done, the  solid
can be dessicated aud disposed of as
easily as ashes or any other form of
refuse.   The liquid can be used for
irrigation.    Where  chemicals  are
not   used, tho  separation   can   be
effected mechanically.   Upward and
downward filtration may be used in
connection with and supplementary
to settling in subsidence tanks.   The
trouble in purely mechanical treatment  is  the' odor of   the effluent
water.   A proper  and sufficiently
thorough application of chemicals
only can  remove  the odor.   The
necessity of perfect deodorization is
most felt in the case of towns and
cities in the interior.    Dilution is a
great panacea for this trouble, but
is only practicable near large bodies
of   water.    Inland cities  have to
produce as clear and innocuous a
filtrate  as   possible.     Mechanical
filtration alone will not effect the
desired result.   In England the disposal of the effluent from filtration
or precipitation is conducted by irrigation to a verji large extent.   On
the continent the same system has
been adopted, notably in the ease of
the city of Berlin.   Overground irrigation upon plowed fields seems to
be very effectual.   In the United
States subsoil irrigation  ii used in
an  immense number uf  lucidities,
principally  by private houses and
hotels, and  meets  with  excellent
success.   The sludge or solid matter
remains to be got rid of.   The constant effort to make sewage farms
profitable  and to make sewage a
source of revenue to the corporations
of cities producing or disposing of
it, has to a certain extent caused an
erroneous view to be taken of the
matter.  The conclusion is gradually
forming in the minds of engineers
that sewage sludge is of little value.
The  hopes   so long entertained of
putting it into a marketable form,
80 that it would be in demand as a
fertilizer, seem   doomed  to disappointment.   From many places the
same Btory  comes;    that  sewage
works are a source of expense, and
that  the  sludge, fortunately very
small in amount, is of practically
very little or no value.   In London
the same attempt has been made to
profitably dispose of tho solid matter, but it has had no success.   It
was collected and pressed into blocks
at a cost of 4s. 6d. a ton.    In this
form it could not be sold at oven a
nominal price.  Farmers would have
none of it. Pressing was abandoned,
and some of it is now delivered in
the wet state as oompactly as possible  into tank steamers.   In this
way some  three  thousand  tons a
week  nre carried beyond the Nore
and are  deposited  in the German
Ocean.   The cost is put at Od per
ton.   This is by no means all of the
solid matter of the London sewage.
A great quantity still goes into the
Thames, polluting its waters.   In
the case of a vessel that went down
in the  river below London, some
years ago, it was  related that the
death of some of the passengers was
caused by the poisonous exhalations
from the water rather than by simple    drowning.     Sludge,   from  a
chemical precipitation works in the
neighborhood of Now York city, was,
it is  said, recently tried upon a
farm in comparison with ordinary
manure.    The   conclusion reached
was that it was of more harm than
good,   and   that   the land without
manure did better than that wliich
received sludge alone.   This, then,
may be said to be the present aspect
of the sewage problem. Honey
must be spent to get rid of it. The
efforts of engineers should bo iii the
direction of economical disinfection
and deodorization; profit should be
out of the question. Tho problem
is one of growing importance. If
the facts above outlined are realized,
the problem will be more effectually
grappled with than where the idea
of sewage having a monetary value
Does it pay to exhibit 1 is a question that  is asked quite often, but
generally after an exhibition is over
and the excitement and interest attending it havo flagged.   Whenever
the question   is looked  into at all,
the inevitable verdict is that it does
pay in   c   good  many ways.    The
great   Toronto    exhibition,   which
opened on the 9th of this montli and
closed on the 20th, is a representative oxhibition, and, to look at the
matter from  a circumscribed point
of   view  when  compared with the
total results of tho  exhibition, the
exhibit   sent   from   this province,
from   this   district, from  this eity,
has   paid   most  unmistakably, not
merely in  the  honors won and the
notice attracted to the exhibits, but
in the reputation, which will  be n
lasting   and   a   productive   thing,
which the province, nnd particularly
this district  and city, have gained
as a reflex consequence.   The real
comparative  standing of  tho splendid fruit exhibit sent from this city
by Alderman Cunningham and of
the fine sliowing.of fruit and vegetables  mado  by G. W. Henry, of
Port Hammond, will be best realized
by ascertaining how these exhibits
struck our  eastern friends.   And
the eastern press may be taken as
fairly expressing this opinion.   Under  tho   heading   of   "Exhibition
Notes," the Empire, which it is not
necessary to say is one of the two or
three leading papers of Ontario and
of the Dominion, has the following
very gratifying mention to make of
the exhibit from this city and district : "Now that the fair is over
even exhibitors begin to express unprejudiced opinion regarding tho exhibit of their rivals.   One exhibit,
however,   was  without  rival, and
stood   from   the  first on its own
merits.    This was the consignment
of   fruits  from British Columbia,
which was mainly supplied by Aid.
Cunningham, of New Westminster,
and G. W. Henry, of Port Hammond,   Their pears and strawberries were especially fine, and very
few who visited tho exhibit passed
through  the building without expressing surprise and admiration at
the immense size of the fruit.   The
orchards of Ontario generally give
forth an abundant yield, but the
crop of the Pacific province, judging
by the proportions of the fruit, must
be something enormous."   From all
of  which  the  inference  may be
drawn  that  it pays very well to
exhibit—if you have got something
worth   the showing;  and  Britisli
Oolumbia, and Westminster district
particularly, will never be at a loss
in this respect.
One of the principal attractions
of exhibition week will probably be
the fireworks display. The origin
of fireworks, like that of gunpowder,
has been ascribed to the Ohinese.
Early records are not to be had, but
Barrow in his "Travels in China,"
written in 1804,, declared that the
fireworks he beheld in Pekin were
the finest he ever saw. It is, however, evident from this writer's admiration that he was unfamiliar
with similar exhibitions in Europe,
although they had been comparatively common for more than a century before that date. The Florentines and Viennese are entitled to
the credit of introducing feux d'arti-
fice to the European public, by their
adornments of buildings with painted statues, from whose mouths and
eyes issued a beautiful fire. Collot
has preserved these exhibitions for
us in numerous engravings, in wliich
are shown processions of dragons,
swans, eagles, ic., "vomiting forth
the most amusing fireworks." These
fireworks were, however, of a very
primitive type. In Rome "at the
creation of the popes thoy displayed
illuminations of hand - grenadoes
thrown from the height of a castle."
Evelyn has left us in his Diary an
account of the firework display
which took place in Rome in 1644
on the occasion of the procession of
Popo Innocent X. to St. John di
Laterno. "What I saw," he says,
"was that which was built before
the Spanish ambassador's house and
another before that of the Frenoh.
The tirst appeared to be a mighty
rock bearing the Pope's arms, a
dragon and divers figures." He
then relates how the whole was fired
and yet preserved its pattern, whilst
"ten thousand reports of Bquibs and
crackers spent themselves." At
this time no propor distinction was
drawn between fireworks and illuminations; for Evelyn goes on to
tell of "twenty other fireworks of
rare art," which, from tho description,
were what wo should term illumi
nations.   In   1764   an Italian obtained   permission  to give a pyrotechnic display in Paris, which resulted in a riot, the populace fearing
danger   from   fire.     Later   in the
same year a more successful display
took  place, representing the forges
of Vulcan  beneath  Mount iEtna.
These are the tirst recorded displays
of   the pyrotechnic  art in France.
At the Dauphin's marriage, on May
31, 17T0,  "the grandest fireworks
that have ever been known" were
exhibited, and  a panic taking place
the  people trampled  over  ono another till they lay one upon another
in   heaps.    "Those   that were beneath    stabbed    those   that   were
above,   to   disengage   themselves."
One thousand  persons at least were
kiliod outright.    Two centuries ago
in  England a firework display was
got up  on  the smallest provocation
to amusement or rejoicing.   In 1696
Pepys says "there were famous fireworks, the king being returned from
his  progress,"  nud  the same entertaining gossip records  an amusing
display on a small smile in which ho
took  part.    Under date  Aug.  14,
1C6G, he tells "About nino, to Mrs.
Mercer's  gate, where  the  lire and
boys   expected  us, and her son had
provided abundance of serpents and
rockets, and  there  mighty  merry,
my   Lady   Pen   and   Pegg   going
thither svith  us and Nan  Wright,
till about twelvo  at eight, flinging
our fireworks and  burning one another and the people over the way."
This ■ was   Followed  by supper and
dancing until three in the morning,
so we may conclude that the genial
and   immortal   diarist bad a good
time.    The conclusion of the Peace
of   Utrecht  gave excuse for a firework display, and in  1749, at the
signing   of   tho   Peace of   Aix-la-
Chapelle, a similar event took place,
both  at the public expense.    Upon
the  latter occasion the cost was no
less than £14,500 and considerable
grumbling   resulted  from  the taxpayers.    In June, 1763, a  display
of  fireworks on Tower Hill, to cele-
drate the king's  birthday, resulted
in   rioting between the Jews and
some sailors,  the   latter   breaking
into  three houses which they completely gutted.    From   that   time
pyrotechnic   displays, ut   the taxpayers' expense, became fewer, until,
at the present day, they are things
of the past.   Whether future state
pageants will bo marked by similar
exhibitions is doubtful.  Recent precedents are against such a course,
and in theso days, when pyrotechnic
displays have become obtainable at
a  comparatively small  cost  they
seem to be regarded as less peculiarly fitting accompaniments to a
state ceremonial,
Did Not Meet His Death hy Foul
Means, as Siispected-IJiieen
Natalie Active.
The Knight Templar Parade in
New York.—American States
Murdered Through Jealousy—Engineer Responsible in Rock
Island Smash.
KO. 40.
The Imperial University of Tokio
has 138 professors and teachers, all
but sixteen being Japanese. This
year's students number 788.
The last Manitoba Gazette was
issued wholly in English. This
look» as thuugh ihu local government is in earnest in its declarations
regarding the doing away with the
official use of the French   language.
The Annals of Hygiene has discovered there is nothing that so
quickly restores tone to exhausted
nerves and strength to a weary
body as a bath containing an ounce
of aqua ammonia to each pail of
water. It makes the flesh firm and
smooth as marble, and renders the
body pure and free from all odor.
A late Portland Or,, despatch
says: Judge Shattuck to-day held
that the East Fortland ordinance
prohibiting bands playing on the
streets was unconstitutional. It
was designed to put an end to the
demonstrations of the Salvation
Army, a number of members of
which had been arrested. The
court held that the ordinance interfered with the religious liberty of
the people. The Salvationists of
Portland and East Portland celebrated the victory by holding a big
meeting the same night.
Sir William Gull says that when
fagged out by professional work he
recruits his strength by eating
raisins, and not by drinking wine or
brandy. Another good saying from
the same source -. A pint of warm
water, taken on an empty stomach
in the morning, is the safest and
surest of all remedies for habitual
constipation. It dissolves tho focal
matter and stimulates peristaltic
action, thereby giving a normal
action without pain. If the tongue
is coated, squeeze a lemon into tho
water and drink without sweetening.
An old tradesman in 'Scotland
used to keep his accounts in a singular manner. He hung up two
boots, one on each side of the chimney, and in one he put all the
money he received, and in the other
all receipts and vouchers for the
money he paid; at tho end of the
year, or whenever he wanted to
make up his accounts, he emptied
tho boots, and by counting their
several and respective contents he
was enabled with a little trouble to
make a balance, which was doubt-
loss as satisfactory to himself as if it
had been done by "double entry."—
Rome, Italy, Sept. 30.—Tho ugly
rumors current hero about the death
uf Cardinal Schneliin havo heen finally allayed. It was roported that he
hud been poisoned. Tho physicians
who attended him in his last illness,
formally certified that Schaelliii died
from an attack of acute gaatro-ontc-
Liverpool, Sept. 30.—Tlio corner
in cotton caused by tlio manipulations
uf the Anglo-Danish speculator, Stand-
stinud, completely collapsed to-day.
Tho bulls discovered this morning
that Sluiulutund was soiling, and dowu
went the price of future cotton, from
042, at once. It opened tu (116. At
the close of the market quotations
stood 021. Tho arrival uf several cargoes from the United States ut tho ond
nf the wook and tho prospective closing uf cotton mills in Blackburn, Bolton ami Manchester, wero too much
fur Stmdstrund, and ho begun to unload early.
queen satalie's visitors,
Belgrade, Sofvln, Sept. 30.—Queen
Natalie visited tlio king, her son, to-day.
The diplomatic representatives of all
foreign powers except Germany and
Turkey have called upon tho queen.
London, Sept. 30.—The Canadian
Paciiic applied to-day for ipioiutions of
£449,000 subscribed stock, in lieu of
the same amount of bonds.
Chicago, Sept. 30.—A morning paper published a story to tho effect that
James Gillan, who died at tho county
hospital aix months ago, confessed tu
Father Sullivan beforo dying, that lie,
with twu companions, liud robbed tlio
Snell reiidence nnd murdered milli
unaro Suell in February, 1888. It
stated also that Gillan mudo a statement tu a certain attorney whom he
wanted to defend him in tho event of
his arrest, giving n full account of tho
crime and hia connection with it. The
•tory intimates that Tascott was a purty
to the crime. Another morning paper
published a story to. the effect that
Tascott, after Snail's murder, remained in hiding in the family of a
friend here, for a year, when, disguised as a female, he was taken aa a
domestic to Calcfornia, where he died.
Chicago, Sept. 30.—The coroners
jury holding the inquest on the bodies
of the victims of the wreck on the
Rock Island railroad at Englewood, returned a verdict tonight, holding engineer Twombly and fireman Loekosh
responsible for the accident and the
resultant loss of life. Both men arc
under arrest. Fireman Loekosh confessed thut Twombly wus drunk at the
time of the accident.
Washinoton, Sept. 30.—All the
U. S. delegates and nearly all the foreign ones to the congress of American
states, which convenes on Wednesday
next, have arrivod hore. The delegates are quartered at tho principal
hotels, ond spent to-day iu drives
about the oity, to Arlington cemetery,
the Soldier's homo, etc. To-morrow
they go to Mount Vernon. Tuesday
the U. S. delegates will meet at the
state department to organize and receive instruction from Secretary Blaine.
On Wednesday the congress will organize, after which they will bo received by the president and Secretary
Blaine. The tame night Secretary
Blaine will give a banquet at the Hotel
Normandy. On Thursday morning
the delegates will start on a 45 daya
trip over the country, returning on
Nov. 13th, when the session will begin.
Washington, Sept. 30.—The relatives and friends of Essex Porter, of
this city, ion of Admiral Porter, are
much distressed over his continued absence. About six months ago Lieutenant Porter entered tho service of Legitime in the Haytian government.
Legitime'ii government promised to
give him $11,000 a year and to insure
his life fur 825,000, fur the benelit of
his wife. No tidings have been receivod from him since oiuly in the
summer, and us Legitime's army has
been disbanded, his friends hero nre
naturally anxious about his safety.
Caledonia, Minn., Sept. 30.—An
incendiary firo that was started nt two
o'clock thia mornini- in thn lmrdwprn
storo of Kmite D. Dahles, destroyed
the business centre of the town. The
loss amounts to $30,000; insurance,
Washington, Sept. 30.—The pro-
gramme for the Knights Templar parade has been arranged. There will be
twelve divisions, Sir Byron Mr. Parker will be chief innrahall and Sir
Knight Harrison Dingman chief of tho
staff. The first division will be commanded by Eminent Sir. Wm. G.
Moore, district of Oolumbia, and will
comprise the commanding of the district and detachment of OoourDoLion,
commanding No. 23, of Now York
city. The grand commandery of Massachusetts and Rhode Island comprise
tho second divisions; Now York state,
tho third; Virginia, Vermont Now
Hampshire and Connecticut, tho
fourth; Ohio, Kentucky and Maine
the fifth; Pennsylvania, sixth; Indiana and Michigan the seventh; llli
noia,  eighth; California,
Wisconsin aud Now Jersey, ninth;
Georgia, Missuuri, Mississippi and
Louisiana, tenth; Minnesota, Kansas,
Maryland, Nebraska, Arkansas, West
Virginia, Colorado and North Carolina eleventh; Dakota, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montana and Wyoming, twelfth.
Baltimore, Md., Sept. 30.—Georgio
Stone, aged 19 yearn, was fatally shot
to-day by her lovor, John Frieso.
Friese hud been keeping company with
the girl for somo time, and reoently
visited hot' when imoxicated, when
she discarded him. To-day in company with Robert Moore, she was out
walking whon Frieso, who bad been
watching, approached and asked to be
taken back. Sho rofusoed and ho
drew a revolver and fired severalshots,
one taking effect above her right oye,
another in her breast. Moure tied,
leaving Iho girl to themoi'cy of Frieso,
who fired at him, but missed; Frieso
then lied and has not  beon   arrested.
Pittsburg, l'a., Sept. 30,—An express
train from Cincinnati on tho Panhandle
road vun into a freight train at Bowers-
town this morning. Tho former was
running at tho rate of forty miles un
hour. The engino was completely
wroekeil. General Sherman's private
car was attached to tho train, hut ho did
not sustain any injury.
Nuw Cork, Sopt. 30.—Tho grand
jury handed in an indictment for perjury and conspiracy in the notorious
Flack divorco cuso, against Sheriff
Flack, Mrs. Raymond, Judgo Mniioll
and Goorgo R. Hart.
City oi» Mexico, Sept. 30.—Reports
continuo to arrive in this city showing
that tho lluuds in tho interior huvo not
yet abated, and thut thero has been
great destruction of property. The
Tehuautepoo railroad i3 encountering
many difficulties.
Ottawa, Sept. 28.-Sir.). S. D.
Thompson and Hon. C. H. Tupper
have guiio on a tour of the lowor provinces.
Sir Adulpli Caron hus left for Quebeo to investigate the threatening
conditiuu uf the rock in tho vicinity of
tho recent land slide,
Hon. Sydney Smith is dead, aged 06
yoars. He was Postmaster General
twenty yoars ago
Rov. Jamos McGuckin, O. M. I.,
who was lately appointed Superior of
the University of Ottawa, arrived this
morning from New Westminster, and
wus givon n big reception by the
Judge Bolo left for home to-night.
Ho will remain a duy at Winnipeg.
London, Sept. 28.—Tho Armenian
question appears to be entering on a
newphase, Several of tho powers,
among whom leading in tho matter are
England and Italy, havo addressed remonstrances to the Porte, and tho
Porte, of course, has "lent an attentive ear." No one believes thot nny
result will bo produced by these remonstrances, but tho co-uperatiun of
England and Italy will bo noted as an
ovidence uf accord between the two
governments. On the other hand, tlio
Russians aro collecting troops in more
than normal numbers on their side of
tho frontier. Tho lino of frontier is
not definitely Used und is in course of
settlement by commissioners of both
powers. The elements uf misunderstanding are, therefore, at present in
abundance. Optimists urguo that thote
uro no immediate prospects of theso elements being utilised fur the sufficient
reason thut the tirst Bhot tired in Armenia muy be expected to set Europe
in a blaze. No power, therefore, will
take a step which would lead to such
niuiiiouiuiis consequences, except under Ihe influence of general considerations uf policy with which Armenia has
little connection, Thu danger is rather
that the incapacity of the Porte to better the conditions of its administration
in Armenia maylead tuaumeunexpected
outbreak, in which one or other side
may be committed in spite uf its policy.
A despatch received late thiB afternoun
says there is great excitement at Erzer-
oum over rumors that the Russians are
preparing to take possession of that
place before winter, The situation of
affairs along the frontier is very unsatisfactory and may become very critical unlets better cuunsels prevail at
pierce's golden discovery,
Buffalo, N. Y„ Sept. 25.—The
Big Bend Tunnel and Mining Company, with a stock of 820,000,000, has
suspended operations. Dr. It. V.
Pierce, ex-congressman, is president
of thu company which constructed the
tunnel at Big Bend, Butte county,
Cal, to divert the water of Feather
river in order to get at tho gold deposits said to be located there. Boulders and gravel prevented the achemo
from being successful, and the loss is
Quereu, Oct. 1.—There is a Btrong
foeling of sympathy for lho corporal-inn born, ni it. did all In its newer fnr
tho sufferers, and is nut blnnieublo by
the Montreal and Toronto papers for
its alleged noglect, but thero wero
really some blunders made. One
blunder of the committee was in the
search for poor Kemp. Hia cries were
heard in a certain point cf the ruins
and holes wore repeatedly dug to get
him out, but eaoh time an overhanging mass of rubbish fell and filled the
There waa at one time ou the ground
a man namod Verrault, a corporation
foreman; he told the men, "you muat
commence thirty foet away, at tho
very verge of tho ruins, and work your
way gradually inside;" but the sonroh-
ers were far too excited to attend to
the advice whioh his oxporionco suggested, and aftor mnny vain nttompts,
poor Ke ip was given up for doiid. It
ia strango that tlio parties really ro-
sponsible for the accident seem to bo
lost Bight of.
Tho Ottawa govornment ia tu blume
for what hnppenod and  will
pay all damages. It ia on thoir property that tho rock fall took place.
Nino yeara ago, mul repeatedly since,
they were warned of the danger. Tlieir
engineers came and inspected tbo rook
and reported 10,000,000 tons of stone.
As has boon proved at the coroner's inquest, they placed two bolts and a
half-iucli chain, threw 25 barrels of
clay into tho erevice.'and built ut tho
foot of the cliff a two foot wall, which
broke liko glass under tho falling mass,
^ Ottawa, Oct. 1.— E. Crow Baker, a
British Columbia member of parliament, has resigned his seat. A new
election will bo ordered at onoe.
The high position attained and the
universal acceptance and approval of tho
pleasant liquid fruit remedy Syrup of
Figs, as tlio most excellent laxative
known, illustrate tlio value of the qualities on which its success is based and
are abundantly gratifying to tho Cal.
Fig Syrup Company,
Mr. Campion, tho Conservative cun-
didatu, hns withdrawn from tho contest in Dennis, Man., and Hun. Mr.
MoLean was elected provincial secretary by iicdiimntion on Saturday.
The Shamrocks and Torontus played
a sharp and short championship gamo
.of lacrosse Saturday, at Montreal.
Six gallics wore played in 441 minutes,
fuur of which wore taken by tho
No ono lias dared tu work at the debris ni Quebec since Friday morning,
Boeing that under the action of the torrents of raiu which have fallen thoy
dreaded a second avalancho would be
hurled down nn them. Another fissure is visible and tho sido of tho cliff
is somewhat bulged out. Tho general
.opinion is that u couple of days' more
rain or a night's frost will cause a second land slide.
Tlm trial of Benjamin McMnhon
nnd Todd Quick for tho murder uf
Hollon, an old resident of Tilbury
township, was concluded Saturday.
McMahon was found guilty and sentenced to bo hungod on the' loth December, and Quick was put into custody as accessory after the fact. Both
prisoners strenuously deny their guilt,
and McMahon was so dazed by the
verdict thut ho did not appear to
realize tho subsequent proceedings.
C. C. Richards k Co.
Gents,—I took a severs cold, whbh
settled in my throat and lungs and
caused mo to entirely lose my voico.
For six weeks I suffered great puin aud
discomfort, and tried numerous remedies.
My wifo advised mo to try MINARD'S
LINIMENT and the effect was mugicnl,
for nfter only threo doacs and un outward application, my voico returned und
I was able to speak in the Army that
night, a privilege I hud been unablo to
enjoy for six weeks. Theso fucts can bo
verified by numbers of poople in this
town. CiiarlesPlummer.
Business Notice.
X to furnish plans and specifications for
all cIuj-sus of buildings (stone and brick a
specialty,'. "Will furnish all the necessary
drawings and superintend work through a
competent foreman, nnd will guarantee
erfeet work for Sper cent, of cost,  Office
""   Building, up s' "     "
[For Christmas]
Should Leave their Qrders Early with
Miss Linnie Lewis
Orders taken during tho Exhibition at
the Exhibition HulldliiR.
Instruction In Drawing and Painting nt
Studio—Con. Royal Avk. it Mabv St.
A Pleasing- Sense of Health
and Strength Renewed, and
of Ease and Comfort
Follows tho uso of Syrup of Figa, as it
sets gently Cn the
Kidhmys, Liver W> Bowels
Eff-otually Cleansing tho System-when.
Costivo or Bilious, Dispelling
Colds, Headaches and Fevers
and permanently curing
without weakening or irritating tho organs on Which Jt nets,
B"or snlo hss If Bo liottlos liy till i.i'n ii Inj;
.     i   „ SAXll'nAUCl'iOO.CAI..,
liave to | '■ooravn.Mj. Kv.. Sn Yomt % *» VOLtJjtU 34.-
NO. 40.
Weekiy British Columbian
Wednesday Morning, Ucl. «, iss».
(From Daily Columbian, Sept. 30.)
Tho barometer wns steadily rising
this afternoon.
A sidowulk haa been laid opposite
the Bushby block on Front Btreet.
The Rainbow, with usual freight
and passengers, arrived last night.
An inch and a half of lain fell Satur
day night and an inch und 11 third yosterday.
The Rithit arrivod this afternoon
with about 25 tons of freight nud the
usual passengers.
It iB expected thnt tho Louise will
very shortly tuke the pluce of the
Rithet on tho Frasor river route.
Says the Sentinel'. Tho Knmloops
baseball team will not tnko part in the
games to bo playod at Westminster
next weok.
H. Burr aud not John Burr should
get tho credit for the ?!j subscription
0 the celobration fund, published in
the Truth, yosterday morning.
No police court this morning; tho
polico station had no occupants yesterday, and Officer Smith snys tho
past month has boon very light, criminally.
The triumphal arch between tho
post offico and tho Bank of B. C.
building was commenced to-day ahurtly
after noon. It promises to be a fine
piece of decorutivo art.
Mr. B. Douglas has paid his subscription of 8100 to tho oxhibition
fund, and tho mercury has frozen at
the poll. Mr. P. G. Strickland Jms
also paid his $25 subscription.
The following gentlemen have handed in their subscriptions to tho celebration fund to Mr. Fruser, of tho
Bank of Montreal: E. C. Wilmot, §10;
L. F. Benson, $20; J. Rankin, §20; J.
A. Robinson, §2.'
Threo deaths and four funerals in a
week opons up a now chapter in tho
history of Kamloops. The record this
week fully emphasizes the truth of the
saying: "Tho ycung may die, but the
old muat."—Sentinel.
Tho Irving nrrived from Chilliwack
yestorday, with a full load of farm
produce, apples, potatoes, oata, wheat,
butter and 218 boxes of lime. She
had also a number of pnssongera. She
left this morning for Chilliwack.
The crosswalks are scarcely visible
to the naked eye, to-day. Should the
sun and wind not dry up tho mud before Wednesday, it would be a good
idea to clean up part of Culumbia
Btreet for the comfort of the processionists.
The Y. M. C. A. removed their
gymnastic material from the drill shed
to the Oddfellows' Hall this afternoon,
in order to make room for the militia
drilling in tho evening and also for the
billeting committee to begin fixing up
the beds and othor accommodations for
Wednesday's flood of visitors.
J. B. Bengough, the great cartoonist
lectured in New Westminster last
night to a crowded house. He appears at the Victoria theatre on Monday.— Times. Our Victoria evening
contemporary is. "too previous" by
about two weeka. J. W. Bengough
doea not lecture in this city until Oct-
tobor 8.
Princess stroet Methodist ohurch,
Vancou vol'1 Has opened yesterday.
Rev. E. Robson, pastor of tho Homer
Btreet church, preached in the morning and formally dedicated the church.
In the afternoon Rev. D. V. Lucas,
M. A.1 delivered a sermon, and Rev. C.
Ladner, of Kamloops, occupied tho
pulpit in the evening.
It has heen suggosted that the arches
now being put up be allowod to remain
intact after the exhibition until the
arrival of his oxcollency the governor-
general. The suggestion ia certainly
sensiblo, and would save time, trouble
and money, aa tho royal city will surely
make some demonstration in honor of
her majesty's representative.
The stoamer Buzz got up steam
this afternoon, and after taking on
;board a party of prominent city gentlemen, procoeded down tho river to
.meet and welcome in tho shipa of war.
The Adelaide, which was to have gono
. on this expedition, met with a slight
accident to her machinery to-day, and
had to stay home for repairs.
Mr. Fred Davis, manager of W. H.
Vianen's fish liouse intends to enter
hia lino yaoht, tho Activo, iu the sailing raceB. The Active is a main snil
and jib cutter, 30 foot keel and ua
trim a craft as any on tlio Fraaer rivor.
Mr. Davis will manipulate the tiller
himself during tho race, and if wind
. serves, a linn contest of speed may bo
Tho 'longshoremen's atrike nt Vancouver still contiuuea, neither side being apparently willing to recede from
the positions last reported. Tho
steamship will not recognise the union
nnd the 'longshoromnn will not go
back on their conditions, ln tho
meantime tho steamers nro being loaded by men brought from the Sound.
Saturday tho gates of the dock wero
nob closed, and a number of 'lung-
shoronion wqut down when tho tTiiia-
tills Cflhio iu. Thoy liiu'uiio'demonstrations of nny kind.
I'lnuiRC llie Hay.
As we announced. Snturdny, it is
, proposed to havo a public mooting
called for Tuesday ovening, Oct. 8th,
for tho discussion of local politics, in
viow of tho by-election shortly to come
.off in this city. Tho idea of tho mooting
ii it good one, but, on account of the
evening clioaen being tho sumo one
previously announced (or Mr. J. W.
Bengough's lecture, wo would offer tho
suggestion that tho public meoting
might bo callod for Wednesday night
(Oct. II) instead. A. grunt many will
doubtless wish to hour Mr. Bengough's
iniimlnblo, funny and interesting lec-
tuoe, and by postponing tho public
mooting na suggestod the success of
both meetings will bo bolter   usaurod.
Not   Uimvji  ou   tlie   Celebration   1-ro-
The well known buck skin colt, ofton
seen en Columbia streot, provided considerable fun and sport this morning,
and rather astonished the citizona by
an involuntary oxhibition of speod. In
a moment of absent mindednces this
interesting equine juvenile wandered
nway from hia maternal ancestor, who
oani3 a livelihood by hauling a enrt
around town under the supervision of
a Chinaman. When the colt awoke
from hia brown atudy with a start, and
beheld his respected dam turning a
curner several blocks away, he gavo a
snort of dismay and started after her
at a Derby gallop, down the middle of
the street, throwing the mud far and
near. Several well known sports wero
observed noting the colt's gait and
pace, and no doubt, ahould ho be a
candidate for local stikos he will be a
.1 Wild .tight.
The storm, which raged over New
Wostminstcr and district Inst Saturday
night and oarly Sunday morning, was
ono ot the most severe experienced
here for some time. About 1 o'clock
in the morning tho rain full assumed
the character of a deluge, and more
than one roof in the city proved tin
nblo to keep out the wnter. The wind
devoloped into a strong gale and sent
the leaveB from the treea in all directions. The fence on Agnes street behind St. Louis college, succumbed to
the blast with a resounding crash. A
number of other fences and property
woro blown down. Pruit, which was
on tho treea had a good chance, in the
language of the "great unwashed," to
"take a tumble to itaelf." The river
preaonted a wild and troubled aspect,
the whiteenps chasing one another on
tho tops of the mountain waves. This
morning the prospoots for tlie exhibition looked decidedly blue, but the
weather-wise say the late gale has exhausted all the ready rnin in tbe coffers of his majesty J. Pluvius.
V. Hf. C. A. Notes.
The regular Sunday afternoon service of the Y. M. O. A. was held in
Herring's Opera House yeBterday at
4 o'clock, and was addressed by Mr.
Henry E. Brown, of New York, who
tuok for his text the words found in
John 4:0, "I am lhe way, the truth,
and tho lifo."
Ninety-six men were present and
listened with marked interest.
Mr. N. H. Jacks, travelling secretary, conducted the singing, and at the
close exhorted all preaent, who had
not already done so, to accept the only
and truo way, now. One man raiaed
his hand requesting prayers.
In the evening after the ohuroh services, another meoting was held in the
Opera House, which waB well filled.
Ladies and gentlemen both being admitted. After singing a fow hymns,
Mr. Jacks and Mr. Brown both spoke
on the progress of the Y. M. 0. A,
work in general, the relation of the
association to the church, and particularly on the subject of buildings and
tho necessity of suitable ones for the
work. Both expressed themselves na
well pleased with the prospect of a
building in this place.
    ■ _—
Caledonian Hotel Opening.
This fine briok hotel, at the corner
of Front street and Lytton square, is
now open for guests. The building
and its appointments, which wo described a few weeks ago, are all new,
and every department of the hotol,
handsomely fitted and furnished, presents an inviting appearance. Mr, R.
W. Mcintosh, tho proprietor, statea
that he can seat 60 in tho fino and
commodious dining room, on tho first
floor, which hns its main entrance
from Front streot, and in tho 20 neatly furnished, carpeted and well lighted
lied rooms, up-stairs, thero is amplo
accommodation for 40 guests. A nicely appointed ladies' parlor is also to bo
found on tho aecond floor, and Mrs.
Mcintosh hns tho supervision of the
up-stairs department. Lavatories and
closets are convenient on both floors.
Tho kitchen, which ia a model for
light, air and cleanliness, ia altogether
detached from the rest of the building
behind, which will prevent oulinary
odors permeating tho house, and the
cutstnc is in good hands, The hotel
throughout ia of brick and hard fin-
ished, nnd of courso as nearly fireproof as any building can be. The
opening of this now, well furnished
und attractive hostelry nt this timo is
a boon to tho city and tho travelling
To-day's Canadian News.
Robt. Davia, supposed murderer of
Win. Emory, of Mnnnoru, iB in Bollo-
ville jail, remanded for a week.
Gustavus Park, whomurdored track
Ban, at Chntiini, Ont., is out on §400
bail. It wns shown that deceased had
run against tho knife in Park's hand.
Jury disagreed.
Tho vordict of jury in the Quebec
disaster: Cross aud culpable negligence of federal offfoera in not buildini; fortress recommended by city engineers iu 1800. A live ton rook fell
from the cliff, Snturday.
Thoro is a strong feeling iu Toronto
against Canadian athletes winning
honors for American athlotic associations. Geo. R. Gray, tho great Cuna-
dian Bhot-puttor, won this ovont for tho
Americana tho othor day.
Tho mnn lately shut nt Hamilton,
Ont., turns nut tobo Jaa. Douglas, a
fanner, worth $10,000. Ho had boon
a'way frum homo six weeks, and hia
death was the first intimation his
frionds got of his whereabouts,
The trip of Sir Geo. Stephens and
Sir Donald Smith frum Montreal to
Now York is said to havo beon fur tho
purpose nf forming uu alliance bu-
twoon tho St. Paul, M. Ss M. and tlio
Northern I'acilic tu control traffic
north of Oregon.
{From Daily Columbian, Oct. 1.)
Mr. und Mrs. Mujor arrived home
by the Pacific express to-day.
An additional subscription to the
celebration fund has been received, of
$10, from L. A. Lewis.
The telegraph lines being down in
all directions accounts for the absence
of our usual despatchea to-day.
The captains of the two men-o'-wer
took a stroll up Columbia street this
morning, accompanied by his worship
tho mayor.
Several of our oitizens were remarking that it reminded them of old timee
to hear tho bugles sound urdera aboard
the warships.
Major Peters, on behalf of O Battery, challenges any other permanent
corps to Bhoot a telegraphic match, 30
men a aide.—Vic. Times.
The following is guzetted in recent
militia ordcra: N. W. rifles: to be
second lieutenant, provisionally, A. P,
Cotton, nice Reginald Rickman, whoso
resignation ia accepted.
In view of all that is taking place
this week, the Y.M.O.A. have decided
to postpone their gymnastic entertainment until further notice. Nearly all
the boys are too busy to participate,
The red-coats of the marinea and
tho gay artillery uniforms, with here
and there an occasional naval oflicer,
served to give the streets an animated
and festive appearance this afternoon.
Tho barometer rose 4.10 to-day,
and is atill on tho upward move. The
weather department think there will
be good weather to-morrow, as tho
clouds are lifting all around tho horizon.
Eighteon men of tho artillery company paraded last night in the drill
shod, and were put through various
evolutions by the officers. A good turn
out is confidently expected for tho procession.
In spite of tho bad weather 1500 entries have been booked for the exhibition. On account of the weather the
timo for making entries haa been extended until 12 o'clock, noon, tomorrow.
If the gentleman who assured us
that the fine weather of last week
would continue throughout October,
will kindly call at this oflice, the public will hear of something to the advantage of the coroner.
At Commercial Inlet, Nanaimo, laat
Friday evening, a little girl named Co-
burn fell into the water beyond her
depth. A little boy named W. A.
Webb, aged eight years, reached over,
pulled her out and saved her from
The Irving arrived this afternoon
with tho biggest load of passengers and
freight she haa carried 111 a long time.
There wns not standing room, and the
number of her passengers is variously
estimated at from 300 to 100. Some
grand show animals also arrived on the
Bteamer. A similar crowd will arrive
The following comprise the leant
which will contend in the foot ball
match with Vancouver on Friday,
Oct, 4: Back, Bell; " backs, Lewis,
Whyte and Woods; * backs, Irwin
and Greame; forwards, Liater, Corbett,
Hamber, Mowat, Pickles, Fulton,
McMartin, Miller and Spillsbury. Reserves, Clute and Allan.
Decorations were going ahead with
great despatch thia morning, and
throughout the day. Evergreens will,
appropriately enough, form a largo
part of the embellishments; and the
fine arch, which ia a good sample of
Westminster's fine arts, on Columbia
street, will, ere nightfall, be a thing of
beauty, if not a joy forever.
It has been decidod to run special
trains between this city and Vancouver on Thursday and Friday of this
week. Trains will accordingly leavo
Vancouver on these two dayB at 8 a.
m., returning will leave Westminater
ut 11 p. 111. This will be a great don*
venienco for those desiring to attend
the exhibition and celebration, during
the two principal daya, from Vancou-
The   flood   Damages   the- f'miiiltlnin
Tho train from the east was stopped
at Port Hammond to-day, on account
of damage done the Coquitlam
river bridge by tho ruah of wator,
caused by tho late heavy rains.
The pnssengors from Vancouver tothe oust were Bent ovor to Westminster, transferred to tho Irving
and taken tnPiirt Hammond and thoro
transferred to tho cars. The Victoria
passengers also wore sot down nt Wostminstcr and taken by rail to Vancouver. Tho bridge will bo repaired
to-night and be in working order tomorrow morning. Tho enstern passengers wero brought hore in time,
by tho Irving, from Port Hammond, to
catch the 4 o'clock train fur Vanoouver.
A Triinsriirtiliilloii.
Tho wurk uf arranging that respectable old fragment nf antiquity, tho
drill filled, so ns to mnko it lnnk like n
lintel, birfiin thin morning. Mr. Ross
was superintending tho job and began
operations by tunning tho two 24
poundors out into the cold nnd rain.
strips of canvas, between whicli is
placed plenty uf good, clonu
straw; tho lower strip is nnilcd to tho
floor and pulled over tlie straw then
the top atrip completes the bed. And
it is a tirod carcass that cannot find comfort on thia admirable couch. A stove
will be kept blading duy nnd uight; nil
tho holes, rents, breaks, ruptures and
apoituros in tho roof and walls will bo
stopped, as far na possiblo; aud tlioro
can bo no doubt thnt the shod will be 11
warm and comfortnblo sleeping place
fur mnny a weary stranger. A small
chnrgo will, nf courso, bo mndo for tho
use of tho bed,
Aildltloual liiiei'lul l-rlzea.
The following additional special
prizes havo beon added to the supplementary prize list of the provincial exhibition: A set of iron harrows, valued
at $35, for best sample salted butter
not less than 50 pounds weight, presented by Mr. John Meston, Victoria;
one gentleman's riding saddle, fur best
buggy horse (harness and buggy must
be owned by the exhibitor), presented
by T. R. Pearson, Esq., secretary
agricultural society.
Another Deluge.
At about 4 o'clock this morning a
very good imitation of a tornado struck
the city. Fur the space of hnlf an hour
the wind raved und roared, and the
rain came down in torronts. Thoro
were no eloctrical symptoms and experts think that it was the tail end of a
tornado which caused tho uproar. No
reports of damage done hnve beon
heard, the wind waB certainly strong
enough to test the Btoutest fence or
barn roof. Tracea of small torrents
which burst the narrow bounds of the
gutters nnd encroached upon the sidewalks, were visible in many places this
The I'ark and Knurl..
Contrary to expectation, the condition of tho ground at the park is
good. The roller haB dono auch excellent sorvice, that, combined with
nature of the soil, the race track and
athletic grounds are quite firm and
free of mud. In the foot races aome
good time is expected to be made.
The hurdle race especially will attract
notice aa the hurdles are to be professional height, 3 feet six inches, and 8
iu the 120 yards, All entries should
be made at the earliest possible opportunity with the sports committee as
this particular committee is rathor
ahort handed by the absence of its
chairman. Every competitor will be
expected to fall into line promptly, and
not waste everybody's time fooling
around the dressing tent, as is too
often the case at games.
 • x
A -llvl* Description of the Wild South.
Weat Plains.
Mr. G. W. Rasure gave the first lecture in the Y. M. C. A. winter course,
last night at Herring's Opera House,
and made his bow to a large and intelligent audience, Mr. Raaure's' pleasant style 0! lecturing, his command of
apt terms and the strong vein of
humor prevadmg the whole, need no
description here. For nearly two
houra he kept hia audience in the
deepest interest, and the stsrtingly
graphic pictures which he drew in a
few rapid sentences, disclosed to the
audience the fact that they were listening to a born orator and a deep lover
of nature. The description of delirium
tremens given by the lecturer was
simply terrific,, and the histrionic gifts
of the speaker shone out conspicuously. Those who have seen that wonderful production of French genius,
"L'Aaaomoir," must have had tiie terrible scene in the last act brought
vividly to mind, watching the talented
lecturer acting the horrors of the "blue
devils." The breezy descriptions of
life and adventure in the saddle, on
tho plains of iho Bouth-west, were
thoroughly enjoyed. The audience
dispersed nt the close of the lecture
highly satisfied with the entertainment, and deeply impressed with the
remarks of the cowboy evangelist. The
Y. M. C. A. is to bo congratulated in
theisuccesa of thia, the first lecture  in
the course.
 , . .,	
The Acorn ami fenrus In Ihe Uarlior.
Last night ab mt 18 o'clock the uninitiated wore startled to observe ovor
thei head of Lulu Island, a strango and
unwontod brillnncy that wavered and
played around erratically all over tho
onrth and sky. But many at once
recognized the flash or search light on
tlie approaching ships. Soon tlie waiting crowds wero delighted to see the
lights of tho two* vessela round the
point and atoam atraight for Westminster. The Icarus dropped anchor opposite Vianon's wharf and tho-Acorn
aomo hundreds of ynrda astern. During tho evening tho sonrch- light,
liko a Brobdinngiau bullsoyo lamp,
sought out the dark plucca of tho
royal city and made them shino as Iho
dny. H. M. S. Icarus is a screw Bloop,
1)70 tons burthen, nnd 1230 indicntod
horso powor. She ia commanded by
William M. Annealey; Liout. E. P. E.
Jervoiso; paymaster, U.S. Buskorvillo;
chiof eugineoi', Samuel S. G. Follett.
She curries a crow of 122 men, although
there uro 120 aboard at presont. Her
armament consists of heavy rifled ordnance, machine aud quick firing guns.
Tho Acorn ia tho sister ship to the
Icarus, 1)70 tons burdoii, 1380 indicated horse power. Sho is cnuimuud-
nd by Wm. E. B. Atkinson; Lieutenant Francio A. Valentine; chief engineer, Henry Cuuk; paymaster, H.
A. Malaher. Sho has a crow of 118
mon at present; hor complement ia
122. Tho two vessels present a trim
and yet formidable nppcarnnco, and
burring the washing a-drying to-day,
fur wliich thoy are to be excusod, considering tho kite atrocious weather,
thoy look ovory inch cnpnblo of sustaining tho meteor Aug of England on
any aeu.	
The case uf the Jesuit., against the
ilfin'I has boon postponed till the liilh
of November and tho judgos hnvo
taken tho point en delibre, whether
curtain portions of the defendant's allegation-) should bo struck out, which
tlio plaintiffs hold woro irrelevant.
Children Cryfor Pitcher's Castoria.
Council met last night and waB adjourned for a few minutes to allow the
mayor time to arrive from tho ships of
war in tho harbor. Aid. Curtis moved
that the meeting be called to order and
a chairman appointed. Aid. Cunningham declined the honor us he had to
go to the park. Aid. Shiles took the
chair. His worship came in about
twenty minutes later. Present—Aldermen McPhaden, Cunningham,
Reid, Shiles, Keary, Curtis and Calbick. The minutes of laat meeting
having been read and adopted the clerk-
rend the following
Prom Jnmes Sawyer, enclosing photograph and testimonial, applying for
position on city police force. Referred to police committee.
Jas. Connor, asking position of caretaker of agricultural hull and grounds.
Laid on table one weok.
Edward Whymnn, asking aamo appointment, laid over one week.
From the electors of New Westminster, aaking his worship to call a publio meoting for the selection of a representative on Wednesday evening,
Oct. 0.   Referred to mayor.
A. B. Wintemuto, asking permission
to place building material on unnanipd
st., running through St. George's
square. Granted subject to usual conditions.
R. B. Bell, asking permission to lay
building material on Dufferin st. and
another. Permission granted under
usual conditions.
Thoa. Gorrie, Victoria, re flags for
decorations, stating that ho had sent
same. The clerk waa instructed to return the flags immediately. Aid. Curtia aaid tho flags had already been returned.
Jas. Burns, asking for license us
city scavenger, nnd asking that others
engaged in tho business be restrained.
On motion granted, on payment of
usual license fee.
Chief of police, pointing out necessity of special police during exhibition
weok. On motion referred to the
polico committee with power to act.
Mayor of Vancouver, extending invitation to mnyor and aldermen of
New Westminster, to the official reception of his excellency the governor-
general, at Vancouver, October 2Gth
next. On motion laid over until next
week, and clerk instructed to reply
later on. The following distinguished
persons will nccept tho invitation of
the mayor and council to be present at
the opening of the exhibition:: Lieut-
Col, Holmes, Lieut.-Governor Nelson,
E. G. Prior, H. Abbott, Theo. Davie,
mayors and councils of Victoria, Vancouver snd Nanaimo. The following
declined for various causes:. Col.
Baker, Donald Chisholm and D. W.
The following accounts were rendered: Jas. Leamy, $15.00; J. D.
Rae, $4.80; R. WiUon, $10.75;. F. G.
Strickland, $22.00; S. K Stickney,
The leases, street numbering, trades
license and water commissioners  bylaws were all laid over one week..
Board of works, finance committee,
fire and light, polico, park and all regular reports were laid over one week.
As to the reduction on C. P. R. property, Aid. Curtis said that an agreement for $20,000 had been conic to.
Report adopted.
A financial statement and supplementary report was laid over fur mailing until next meeting.
Aid. Cunningham, bofure leaving
forthe park, asked a cessation of business to answer hia question ns to whut
bad been done towards getting bunting for the buildings. Nothing fusilier
than sending hick that obtained from
Victoria had beon done. Aid. Cunningham urgently requested that every
member uf tho park committee bo
present on tho park next morning.
Aid. Keary reported on the trades
license bylaw,, and said it bad been decided tu lay it ovor for the consideration of tho new council. There was
much to change in this bylaw. The
clerk suid that the real estate lookers
would not pny the license ns it stood
at present, bat they would if it were
reduced; he wished instructions whnt
to do.
On motion- Aid. Konry wns grunted
further time? to report.
The water commissioner:! bylaw,
Aid. Curtia said was a very important mutter and he belioved they had
bettor take it up nt unco, lt wub
de led, however, advisable In lay it
uvei* one week to wait fuller information.
The report of the oommittee on the
Rosa lire extinguisher wns laid ovor
ono week.
The Lulu Island bond was presented
and referred tu the finance oommittee
with power to act.
Moved by Aid, Curtis, seconded by
Aid. Keary, that the following taxos
bo reunited for the current yenr: C.
P. R., 8214.20; A. Dioblo. 82.00; P.
Grant, $172.30; Jos. Wolff, $02.06.
Moved by Aid, Keary seconded oj
Aid. McPhadden that a sidewalk aix
feet 111 width bo laid commencing at n
point opposite tho preaent nrchdoacon-
ry and ending at a point opposite the
hospital at Sapperton.
Aid. Keary snid it would cost about
Aid. Curtis snid ho cuuld not support this request aa tho council hnd no
money to spare, ns the financial report would ahow.
Aid. Reid snid thoy could surely
spare this small sum out of tho .58,000
granted for sidewalks.
Aid. Calbick alao believed this littlo
pieco of sidowalk should bo built.
Aid. McPhnddon said if it wore
possiblo thoy ought to build tho sidewalk.
Aid. Shiles spoko in favor of tho
walk being built.
Withdrawn after much discussion.
Moved by Aid. Keary, aeconded by
Aid. Shiles, that tenders be called for
the removal of all stumps from Albert
Crescent, subject to susporvision of the
board of works.
Aid. Curtis said this meant money
and they simply couldn't do it. It
was very desirably to have it done but
thore was no money to do it.
Aid. McPhadden concurrod with
Aid. Curtis.
Aid. Shiles said it seemed strange
to him that streets which did not need
it hud money lavished on them while
the crescent had lain for years.
Aid. Curtis aaid they had better go
very alow as money waa extremely
scarce. He referred to the $500 bun-
His worship said they would have
to go right through with their guests
now—aome of thom wero right in the
river now, (laughter), and we had to
seo thom comfortably through.
Motion lust, yeas 2, nays 5.
Aid. Curtis Bpuke en thu grade of
sidowalk on Agnes street, it waa altogether too high. It wub like a bulkhead built in front of several of the
residences. The water can't get into the
boxea, there not being enough crown
on tho road. It is a source of disgust
the way tho thing stands.
Aid. Shiles called attontion to the
condition of the sidewalks on Park
Lano, they are iu a very bad condition.
Aid. Reid asked thnt Mr. Gouver-
eau, assistant cily engineer, who was
present, give them somo information
on tho Bubjoct. Mr. Gouverenu teati-
fied thut the grades were as they ought
to be.
Aid. Keary gavo notice that at next
regular moeting of council be would
apply for an appropriation of $250 to
build a sidewalk from a point opposite
tho archdeaconry to a point opposite
the new hospital at Sapperton.
On motion of Aid. Calbick, aeconded
by Aid. Keary, the proposod plan for
making a boulevard on Royal avenue
was laid over one week.
Oouncil adjourned shortly after 10
Police Court.
(Before T. C. Atkinson, P. M.)
Ah Sing, a Chinaman, was charged
this morning in the police court with
supplying an intoxicant, to wit, Chineae wine, to Lucy, an Indian woman
of the Fort Rupert tribe. Ho pleaded
not guilty. Mr. Jenna appeared for
the defence. Lucy deposed that Ah
Sing had cume tu her houao in the
swamp, bringing with hiin a buttle of
Chinese whiskey; he wanted her to
drink some of it, but she aaid she
didn't know how to take Chinese
whiskey. She did not indulge, but
weut out and* informed the police
about half nn hour afterwards. A
lengthy discussion arose between ths
counsel as to the intoxicating qualities
of Chinese wine. Tho bottle, wrapped
up in matting alter the Chineae fashion, was produced. It was decided to
submit the liquor to a chemist for analytical examination.. Mr. Jenns objected to the information on the
ground that tite invitation tn drink
raised no offence, because no sale took
place, nor was the liquor supplied on
the reservation or special reservation.
Tho caso waa remanded until Saturday. Tho court waa crowded with a
strange mixture ef Indians and Chineso; among tho former Annie, a Salmon river ludy, being tho belle of the
meeting; she is decidedly pretty, and
wours her hair in bangs with waves at
th'c sides; ahe lins* large, dark eyes and
uses thom hke a very denizen of Bel-
grnviu. All eyes, white, celestial und
native, followed the notions of this
dusky Hebo with undisguised admiration. She wns escorted out of court
in the midst of a retinue of admirers,
and wulked with the carriage uf a
Roman empress.
mm V8CT0S.SA.
The Isliiiiili'i- Lanes onr of lier l-i'iipi'llars
'I'hl-i -■Iiiriilii'.r.imti lm" lo Pitt llui-li to
Special to the Columbian.
About 4 o'clock this morning a florce
southwest yule started, which lusted
several hours. The Islander, which
wus just lenv.ing for Vancouver, bad
gut to tlie narrow outranco to tho harbor when a heavy wind struck hi-sbuW.
She wuuld not steer nnd began bonding for Hospital Puint, while the wind
kept flowing her mum and moro towards tlio shore. Ail iitteui'^ was
made to back hor, but she ran oti the
rucks. She wus soon filiated und it
was thought nu damage had been dune.
Whou nnothor atari, wns mndte, however, alio still wuuld uut steer, and
ooniinencod heading fnr Laurel Point.
Hor anchor wns then dropped, which
brought her to. Au examination
showed lhat her starboard propeller
hud beon carried nwny. This c-uised
her tu move around tho narrow entrance in the harbor like a hen without a head. Her passengers wero
transferred to the Yosemite, which
sailed at 8:30 for Now Westminster,
Commencing to-dny, a stenmer will
leave ovory livo duys for Portland.
Senator Mclnnes returned yesterday
from Ottawa and hia European trip,
looking in splendid health. He snys
nothing he saw in Switzerland can
compare with our own jmountnin
glurioB, though becauso tho former
havo a halo of romanco surrounding
them from tho associations connected
with thom by poets nnd writers, they
are tho haunts of the artistic mind and
the fashionable world. In time, though,
as soon us tho Fcenic effects of the
mountains of Bri 1 ish Culumbia become
better knuwn, ninny will turn their
steps thitherward. Ths doctor, who
is in constant attendance upon n lady
fellow-passenger, will remain hero until she is out of danger. His kindness
iu this matter Is only in keeping with
uis uBual'benevolent character.—World
of yesterday. VOUJME 34,
NO. 40.
Not That Kind of* Mun.
It is related that a few oveninga
ago one of the midshipmen on tho warships stotioned at Esquimalt wbb visiting at the residenco of some frienda in
the city. The middy ia quite youthful in yeara und uppearance, and ia
rather pretty looking. When leaving
the houao of his entortaiuer, the hus-
teaa attempted to kiss her littlo guest,
when the midshipman drew himself
away indignantly, exclaiming, "Excuse me, madam; I'm not that kind of
a 'man!'"—Colonist,.
During Bobbery nt tnuconver.
A during robbery occurred tit the
Hotel Vancouver Monday evening
about 0 o'clock. Somu une, concerning whoso identity thoro is not thu
slightest clue, ontered the roum of Mr.
and Mra. Major, third lloor, and unlocking a trunk stole therefrom about
$000 or $700 worth of jewellery. Tho
wholo thing is shrouded in the greatest.
mystery. The door was locked, but
was unlocked by the burglar, the keys
of the trunk wero takon from a drawer, and keya, valuables and ull oarried
off. Mrs. Major at the timo was at
the tennis court. So far, it haa beeu
impossible to attach suspicion to any
one with any assurance of certointy.
Similar hotel rubberies have taken
placo in Victoria and Winnipeg recently.—Neva-Advertiser.
Sported tho l-'lng.
Says tho World: A vory silly article
appeared in the News Advertiser on
Sunday stating that the Victoria firemen had gone through tho Tacoma
tournament under the stars and stripes.
We had no difficulty in expressing our
belief that so palably mischievous an
assertion was untrue. Chief Deasy
writea the paper in quostion, denying the story which a "gentleman"
manufactured. Chiof Deasy acted
very fairly to our boys—he ia a fine
fellow anyway—and it is hardly fair
to circulate untruths of this kind. The
-Times, in this connection says: "The
Victoria team wero not 'aBhamed to
show their colors.' Two small Union
Jacks, which Chief Deasy managed
to secure at a lute hour on the night
preceding the morning on which he
left for Tacoma, were carriud in tho
centro of the reel of the hose cart,
whilo a proper compliment was paid
to' tho Stars and Stripes by placing
thera on either side of our own colors.
So far as New Westminater wub concerned the royal city boya carried a
good-sized Union Jack on their hoBe
cart and the Nanaimo representatives,
who marched in the procession without a cart, probably did not consider
they needed one. What Nanaimo did
do was to march out in neat and pretty
uniform which loooked aa well as any
on the ground."
WMtinlnster-H < nlluilic Educational Institution for Boya.
St. Louis College, New Westminster,
B, C, was founded in the year 1865.
Ita improvement since that time has
been most marked. Our readers are
probably aware that the College of Ottawa, having been recently erected
into a Catholic University, the Rev.
Father McGuckin, president of St.
Louia College, has boen nppointed
rector of said university. The regret
felt at the departure of this dovoted
prieBt must be tempered by the reflection that in his now sphere of labor
hia well-known ability will have more
scope for display and that consequently the cause of education will be benefitted. At the same time it is hoped
that St. Louia College will not Buffer
too serioua a loaa by tho change. The
Superior-General of the Oblatoa of
Mary Immaculate, in his solicitude for
the welfare of this college, haB confided it to the care of Rev. J. M.
Fayard, O. M. I., D.D., late, superior
of Ottawa College, and Rev. A. Don-
tonville, O. M. I., M. A., a graduate
of Ottawa University, profeBsoi of the
same and a distinguished scientist.
The latter, immediately after the inauguration of the university, will start
for New Westminater and will probably reach this city ubout October 20th.
Rov. W. M. J. Morgan, O. M. 1., will
remain attached to St. Louis College,
as will alao the Rev. Brothers who
havo up to the proacnt formed tho
teaching stuff. It ia hoped that tho
appointment of Father McGuckin to
Ottawa University nnd tho coming nf
his succeaaur to Weatiuinster will servo
to establish friendly relations between
the two institutions, which will mark
the commencement of n now orn in the
prosperity of St. Louia. We beg tu
bring to the notice of the public the
genernl regulationa, course of instruction, etc.
On entering St. Louia Cullege, every
pupil ia examined and placed in the
cluoo ~u.l uu^^LJ1. lu Jilt, previous ut-
tainmente. Alembera uf overy religious denomination aro received, provided tbey be willing, for tbe Bake of
good order, to conform to the general
regulations of the college.
Pupils are at all times under tho supervision of the prefect or tutors.
Perfect discipline is striotly but kindly
enforced. The greatest care is taken
to nourish in the minds of atudenta
sound principles of virtue and morality.
Reports are sont every month to
parents showing the conduct, application,, and relative standing of tlieir
sons, and giving information nbout
their health and othor mattera of ape-
cial intereat.
The course of instruction includes
ancient and modorn classics, moral
philosophy, natural und physical sciences, mathematics, trignomotry, geometry, algebra and arithmetic, ancient
and modorn hiBtory, geography, and
tho uso of the globes, drawing and music—vooal and instrumental,   Particu
lar attention ia paid to the elementary
and commercial departments.
Trusting in tho practical wisdom of
the old adage, "Mons sana in corpora
sano," the college authorities will neglect nothing to provide for the students
the relaxation and bodily exercise neo-
essnry for developing the phyeiquo of
the young. Tho play-ground haB recently been considerably enlarged.
The beauty of site and purity of air
ahould recommond St. Louiu College
to every parent, who Consults the
health of hia children. It is to be
hoped that numbers of students will
flock to the college and that bright
days will continue to shine upon it.—
[Com.    ___________
Late Despatches.
Ottawa, Sept. 25.—The governor-
general has set October 15th for the
hearing of the appeal of John Dougull
and others of Quebec province in regard to tho Jesuita Estates legislation.
Kemp, the old man taken from tho
Quobec ruins, aftor having been buried
108 hours, ia dead. The Ohamplain
ward inhabitants are very muoh excit-
ed against certain federal government
and city officials. Aftor tho verdicts
of tho coroner's inquest have beon returned, they will hold an indignation
meoting, and trouble ia feared, for the
people of Champlain ward are very
resolute, and generally carry out their
threuta. Crowds can bo aoon assembling here and there, speaking and
gesticulating vehemently. The wholo
drama haa been repeated over and
over by them with more or less bitterness. Somo of theBO men may grow
furious at hearing that certain oity officials had endeavored to give money to
some of the wounded in the the Hotel
Dieu hospital in order to keep them
from relating any grievances they may
Count Petre, the technical attache
at the German embassy at Washington, is here to make a study of the
Canadian railway and canal system for
his government.
Sir George Stephen and Mr. Van
Horne had a conference with Sir John
A. Macdonald to-day regarding poatal
matters and the question of making
Victoria a calling port for tho transpacific steamers. The result ia not
made known.
London, Sept. 25.—The Monument
Geograplmjue, which is usually a safe
authority on African matters, claims
to have positive proof of its assertion
that H. M. Stanley has secured the
Bervices.of Emin Bey for the Britiah
EaBt Africa Oompany. It Btates that
when Emin Bey left the Nyanza it
waa to go into tho Britiah province in
the company's interest.
M. De Giers, the Ruaaian minister
of foreign affairs, has left his estates
in Finland to attend the czar on his
majesty's visit to Berlin. ThiB action
gives practically a contradiction to a
rumor that had gained currency, to
the effeot that the czar intended to have
M. De Giers remain remote from reach
during the Berlin visit as an excuse
for the czar's avoiding a political
agreement on that occasion.
Mr. Davitt writes to the Pall Mail
Gazette, that Chief Secretary Balfour's
baok down on the Iriah university
queation, is duo to his failure to woan
the priests of Ireland from their alliance with the national leogue, Mr.
Davitt adds that Mr. Balfour has not
yet repaid the popo for his rescript to
the Irish bishops, and will probably
add the Catholic college to the Dublin
University ub at least a partial recognition of the aervicea rendered to
the conservatives by his holiness.
The defeat of M. Jules Ferry in the
late French election confuses the opportunists. It is not easy to determine to what extent M. Ferry's personal unpopularity contributed to his
defeat, and how much was due purely
to his political standing. M. Forry's
friends are urging him to stand for
election again in some district where
his party is strong euough to leave no
donbt of his Buccess in the ro-bullot.
Wednesday afternoon the remains of
John Henry were found under the
Quebec ruins. The body was doubled
in two and splinters of all sizes were
stuck into hu body. The shoulders
were broken in and ths lower part of
the back wbb torn open and the kidneys were hanging out. His wife's
body wbb also found. They were but
a fow feet apait. She had in her hand
pieces of a broken plate and a fork.
She had died while preparing her husband's supper. Old Joe Kemp, who
wbb taken out of the wreck alive Tuesday morning, after 108 houra imprisonment under tho dobris is doing well.
Snino ton or twolvo bodies still remain
under the debris.
(AboutzP. M„ Sopt. 11)
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