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The British Columbian, Weekly Edition Sep 25, 1889

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Weekly Britisli Columbian,
WciliuMlay .llomlng, Sept. 25, 1889.
A correspondent has asked us to
please explain the following portion
of clause three of the published
agreement between the Corporation
and the Contractor: "The Contractor shall be entitled to receive
from the Corporation twenty-thousand dollars (§20,000) of its tirst
mortgage fifty yenr six per cent.
gold bonds per lineal mile of the
main track of the said railway," etc.
Our correspondent, who is a ratepayer, adds: "To some of us it seoms
to rend as if the S.R.R.Co, claim
about $400,000 besides the $150,000
bonus." The preamble to the agreement containing the clause referred
to will show that the word "Corporation" stands for the Railway Company, and not the city, as our correspondent may imagine, and it is
important to bear in mind that the
agreement containing the clause
which our correspondent wishes explained is an agreement between the
Southern Railway Company and the
contractor, Mr. Bennett. The Railway Company stands as a middleman, bo to speak, between the city
and the contractor, and hands over
to the contractor the city's bonus of
(150,000 and also $20,000 of the
Railway Company's "first mortgage
fifty year six per cent, gold bonds
per lineal mile" of the railway. The
bonds in question, it will be seen by
reference to the act of incorporation
of the Southern Railway (provincial
statutes, sec. It of chap. 36, SO
Vic, 1887), the Railway Oompany
are empowered to issue, up to the
limit of $20,000 per mile, for the
purposo of raising money to prosecute the building of the road. In
other words, the Railway Company,
by their charter, aro authorized to
mortgage the line of the road to the
extent of $20,000 per mile to assist
in securing the construction of the
railway, and it is these mortgage
boiiui, whioh 'lie Company pays to
the contractor, in addition to tho
city's bonus of $150,000. This brief
explanation, we trust, will make it
clear to our correspondent and others
tbat the city has nothing to do directly with the "$20,000 fifty year
six per cent, gold bonds," and that
the $150,000 bonus, in addition to
right-of-way, water lots, Lulu Island
lands, etc., is all that the ratepayers
have to consider at this time as the
city's contribution to the building
of the Westminster Southern Railway.     	
Tho Queensland govornmont, it is
said, dorives a revenuo of .£12,000
a year from advertisments on tho
back of postago stamps. Strango
tlio ingenious Yanks novor thought
of augmenting thoir surplus by this
Anothor week, and exhibition
time will be upon us. Tho royal
city will then have an opportunity
of spreading- horsolf and proving
whothor nhe is oapable of rising to
grout possibilities. In spite of the
fuct that her citizens ure a "narrow-
minded community," we are convinced that New Westminster will,
upon this occasion, somewhat surprise those whoso prejudices or
wishes teach them to ad'oct that the
city has no go and is incapable of
meeting an emergency. Tlio emergency this time will be a large one
and will cull into force every effort
that can be miidu by one ami ull to
render tbe grout week enjoyable and
attractive lio the numerous visitors
who will stay with US. Tho citizens
have already shown a largo minded
public spirit by their ready contributions to tho fund now being raised,
as well as the subscription which
we tako a pardonable pride in having initiated. But the question of
success is not merely one of dollars
and conts. There ure other factors
which will tell forcibly. Tho question of decoration should, abovo all
things, not be left merely to tlio
committee wliich has charge of that
item. Nothing tells so much in
popular demonstrations as fine weather and plenty of decoration. Although it is out of oub power to
command the forinei', we can ut
least deserve it, and us to the latter,
there is not one who is incapable of
adding to that. A flag or piece of
red baizo at a window will cost
nothing or little, but a street from
every window of which there floats
a rag of bunting is a sight, to behold.
There is scarcely a reason why
every house should not exhibit some
such sign of holiday rejoicing. Anyone whose good fortune it has been
to have been present at some gala
day or carnival on the European
continent will agree that a wonderful deal of decoration can be managed with the simplest of materials.
The use of boughs or bandies, green
leaves and flowers, is so common and
yet so beautiful that there is no
need to mention that we have plonty
within reach of every citizen. During the Jubilee celebration in England a capital idea, and yet a simple
one, was the burning of a light after
dark in every window. In a city
whose structures are very largely
composed of wood such a means of
illumination would bo hazardous,
but New Westminster lends herself,
by reason of her hills, to the use of
the beacon fire, and a series of these
to be lighted all around ut dusk
would form a capital idea. The
procession we believe is already outlined, but perhaps ropm could be
made for a number of costumed
children. To ensure a thorough
success it is essential, too, that our
visitors should be mado perfectly at
home. There should be no raising
of prices all round (this point we
mentioned before, but it cannot
be too much emphasized), and the
last aim of all should be to "make."
We would urge, also, that newspaper
correspondents from other cities
should be given every facility for
obtaining reliable reports. Their
task ia. not by any means an easy
one, and is often rendered as unpleasant as thoughtless persons can
make it. We urge, therefore, that
every encouragement should be given
the outside journalists. The worst
they can do is to freely advertise
tho city. The lieutenant-governor
should be requested to closo the
offices and declare the days of the
exhibition public holidays. This
course was adopted during Victoria's
gala time, and the same course
should, wo think, be pursued in October. All doubt (if ever thore was
any) is at an end as to tho influx of
visitors. It will be immense, and
with us it now rests to ensure everybody "plenty for their money." As
we  before  remarked, we have no
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the thing in style.
Speaking of the campaign of the
Rush among the sealers, the Brooklyn Eagle says:—"England sees that
it amuses us while it doesn't hurt
her, and as for Canada, it's of no
oonsequence what she thinks,"
In the MmmcVHygiene Tlierapeu-
tique, Blanche Howard, a female
doctor, gives statistical proof that the
mortality from diphtheria is rapidly increasing. Twenty years ago in
Franoe this mortality was between
36 and 45 deaths in overy 100,000
inhabitants; now it amounts to 110
to 121 in overy 100,000. In Eng
land the deaths in every 100,000
number 22 ; in America, 60 to 90 ;
in Germany 140 to 155 ; inOhristi-
ania, 340.
Another illustration of the danger of party judgments has como to
our notice. If we had beon asked
an opinion as to the advisability of
submitting the Behring Sea question
to John L. Sullivan, wo should certainly have been inclined to treat
the question us a very silly attempt
«t u joke, or a strong evidenco of the
insanity of the questioner. But, the
other day, an interviewer got hold
of .John L., and extracted his opinion
on thut, among other things, und
hore it is : "1 think wo sti'ilcu u trillu
wide in undertaking to protect so
much water. The smaller tho ring
tbe better. The idea of making a
fool-play like that latt one gives me
a pain in ths ear." We should tl.'urt;
it would. John has evidently got a
good solid grip of tho tnajter, und
understands whut u great nation
owes both to itself und to its neigli-
liors. When tiie Plumed Knight
gets u pain in his our, us he very
probably will before the matter is
ended, ho may be tempted to wish
that ho hud sat for a little at the
feet of tho great slugger.
The Vuncouver press is naturally
indignant over the sensational and
caliiiiiinous articlo respecting alleged ."crookedness" in Vancouver
municipal and polico circles to which
tho morning paper in this city has
lent its columns. Tho News states
that the article was either written
or instigated by a party in Vancouver who hail written a letter
to the News containing similar
charges, and tho letter in question
had been refused publication for the
reason, says tho News, thut "If
these charges are untrue, the publication of tho letter would be a most
scandalous outrugo; if the vague insinuations havo any basis in fact,
the charges have not the remotest
connection with municipal matters,
and the publication of them would
be simply to gratify a little personal
spite towards certain members of
the corporation of Vancouver. As
regards the charges made in the article in the Westminster morning
paper," concludes the News, "they
are so absurd that they require ng
denial, antl tho only matter connected with the article that calls for
comment is the circumstance that
any newspaper should be so poorly
conducted as to give such rubbish a
place in its columns." The Vuncouver World says that "tho now and
somewhat eccentric New Westminster paper yclept Truth—a misnomer by the way—seems to be itching for notoriety and has assumed
the sensational role." The charges
in the local morning paper with
respect to Vancouver civic afi'uirs
aro pronounced by the World to be
"grossly libelous,"and it adds: "What
is the press of the province to think
of such foul blots aB are daily staining its columns) These calumnies
savor more of the 'wild and woolly
west' than of a civilized community,
and must be received by the people
of New Westminster—one of tho
most enlightened cities in British
Oolumbia—with anything but pleasure." The local morning paper is
certainly neither to be congratulated
nor commended for having admitted
into its columns, and fathered, without any adequate knowledge as to
its truth or falsity, suoh a calumi-
nous and damaging article affecting
our sister city of Vancouver as disgraced its columns yesterday morning. The terminal city press can
be trusted to attend to its own
soiled linen, and nothing at all is co
be gained, but much lost, by such
puricnt officiousness as the new paper lias displayed in this matter.
Those who claim to be authorities
say that tho sham naval war which
has boen raging for some time round
tho coasts of Britain has not been
po    it.*'".''..'-'.-!!*    nr   Rimirnoriyn   i,n if"
was expected to be. It was thought
that there would havo been a series
of stirring encounters, bearing more
resemblance to real warfare than
anything which could take place on
land. The most of what has taken
place has, on the contrary, merely
illustrated an eager desire on the
part of each fleet to get away from
the other. Many places were, however, takon after heavy bombard
ment. Edinburgh, among the rest,
was held to a ransom of .£1,500,000
on pain of being reduced to ashes!
The most of the magistrates were
away in the country holiday making
at that "important crisis in their
country's history," and it wns dill!
cult for tlio offloer despatched with
tho official notico of ransom or bombardment to find any ono on whom
to serve the formidablo missive !
Tho Governor-General and Vice-
Regal Party Coming West.
Their Programme.
Tcw-ible Floods in China and Japan.
Lives Lust und Villages
Seafo'i'd, Delaware, on Fire, and
Will Probably be Utterly
Wined Out.
Ottawa. Sept, lSih.—Tlio pro,-
graan'iiu foi" the wehturn tour i.f tlio
view regal pliity .has been published
here. On thu 27th the pni'Ey "'ill
leave Winnipeg fur Saltcoats, then
Poi'togO lu Prairie llll tlio 53d. Bl'Ali-
tliui will bo reached un the 30th, ntid
left oil October Itt. Ou tlio 2d Broad:
view ivill b.o reached, oil lhe 3d Grenfell, on tho 4th Regina, whero ti atop
will be mudo for tivo duys and the rifle
meoting of the X. "V. M. P. attended.
On the uioi'i.'ii]g of (he Dili u start will
bo made for Rush Lake, where the
party will atny until lho 9th, then on
to Duilmore for lhe 10th. On tho Uth
Lotlibrulgo will be reached, the party
branching off the C. P. R R. ou thu
line of the Northwest Conl und Navigation Co. At Lethbridge the mines
will ho inspected und the Blond Indians visited, and the party will then
proceed to Foit MaoLeod, where,
leaving the train, ihey will, he driven
over the ranching country in n four-
iii-hsnd, escorted by a troop of the
mounted police. Four 'daya will bo
occupied in this drive nud the Cochrane ranoh nnd other ranches, together
with the Blackfoot reserve nnd the
reserves nt OleiohOn wilt bo visited.
Ou thu 18th tho vice-regal purty will
rench Calgary. Hero the train will
be tnken and tho pnrty will pruceoil
over Bow River into the Rocky
mountains. Banff will be reached on
Saturday, Oct. 10th, and left again on
the 21st'. On tho 22nd a stop will be
made nt Donald and tiie distinguished
travellers will move on slowly until
Kamloops is reached ou the 25th. On
tho 2(ith a stop will be mado nt North
Bend, hut not for long, as tho governor and his party propose to reach
Vancouver on the evening of that day,
nnd visit Westminster the second
day after. Victoria, the end of tlieir
western journey, will be reached on
the 30th, a stay will be made here for
a few days before the return journey
is commenced, leaving the coaBt in
the drat week iu November. The governor-general proposes to return to
Ottawa about the middle of the month.
San Fkancisco, Sept. 18.—There
havo been furthor breaks in the Yellow
river nnd moro country hns been flooded. Cholera has made its tippenrnnco
among natives in Corea.
San Francisco, Sept. 18.—Oriental advices state that there wore terrific rain storms in various parts of Japan on Aug. 20th. The rivers ruse to
a great height, breaking the embankments and causing grent floods. Villages were washed away by wholosnle.
It is estimated that noarly 10,000 lives
were lett and ovor 20,000 persons reduced to a state of destitution.
Wilmington, Del., Sept. 18.—A
special received here this morning,
saya: Seaford, a town of 2,000 inhabitants, in the lower part of this state,
is on fire and will probably be totally
London, Sept. 18.—Work on the
docks is steadily assuming its normal
aspect. Fewer non-union men are
employed lo-day than yestorday, owing, in great measure, to the fact that
many are joining the union.
Qoedec, Sept. 17.—The artillery
competition has been finished and the
competitors havo returned home. The
Charlottetown buttery won tho double
shaft nnd also took first prize for (14
pounds. The Halifax battery wuu the
cup offered by  Montreal  merchants.
Ottawa, Sept. 17.—Mr. Frederick
Villiers, tlio London Graphic's war
correspondent, arrived in Ottawa yesterday. Mr. Villiers lias cumo to
Canada to accompany Lord Stanley on
hio trip to British Oolumbia, illustration's ot which ho will send tn his
Simcoe, Sept. 17 JohnB. Oarpen-
tcr, one of the wealthiest and best
known farmers of the province in the
township of Townsend died this morning. His farm was winner of the first
gold medal given by the Agricultural
and Horticultural Association.
mr. oooderham's funeral.
Toronto, Sopt. 17.—Tho funeral of
Iho late Mr. Goodnrhnm took place
yestorday p. m. The cortege was
ono of the largest over seen in tho city
uf Toronto and included about two
thousand mombers of tlio Salvation
Army. Services woro hold in the
Shoi'bourne street Methodist church,
mu legacies,
Toronto, Sept, 17.—William Good-
erliara, probably left in money, land
and, .securities §450,000 to Victoria
Univorsity, Cobourg, conditional on its
romoving to Toronto. It snid the Salvation Army will not get as much us
lie intended to give them and that the
Christian Institute mainly founded by
him ia left wholly unprovided fur.
His income is said to   have been 820,-
000 or $30,000 a year and it seems thnt
his praotice for sumo years past wus to
spend $800 or 810,000 a year in living,
devoting the balance to charities and
deep mining in the comstook.
San Francisco, Sept. 17.—W. E.
Sharon, in an interview in the Daily
Report thin evening, snys thnt the lower levels of the Comstook nre to ho
drained nud that deep mining is to bo
ri'Bumedi Thin is lhe most important
mining news given t" tlio public for
many years'
Oakland. Cu.1, Sept. 17. -Late lu.-.,t
night a i^iuiii powder errtriilge exploded a the. month of du, tunnel to
Lako Chabut Ah Bing, who held a
cartridge in his hand, wna liloivn ti
pieces. Another Oliinuiwin was killed
outright and two others lived nu hour.
KILLED in a prize fight.
St. Louis, Sept. 17.—An eleven
round prize tight wus fought hero U-t
uight between Ed Cleary and un ainti-
teur named Jack King, with hard
gloves. The light wns won by Cleary.
This murning King died from hin injuries.
strange suicide.
Boston, Sept. 17.—About 11:30
o'clock last night, a strangor aged
about 22, shot himself in tho ear with
a 32 calibre revolver and died beforo
medical aid could reach him. In his
pocket was fuund tho following note:
"This is caused by insomnia with
which 1 have been troubled fur years.
1 belong to the Columbian Society,
No. 52 Lexington avonue, Kew Yurk
ciiy. I nm in good standing, address
them, und they will see that I am decently buried.   David Levy Arvut."
San Francisco, Sept. 17.-—Moses
Gabriel, the two-yenr-old son of Annie Gabiiel, mother of six children,
upset a coal oil lamp at their homo
early last night. The burning fluid
set lire to tlio child's clothing and he
wus so severely burned that he died at
midnight. Mrs. Gabriel in endeavoring to extinguish the flames was herself badly burned and suffered great
agony until morning, when Bhe too expired. The other children were more
or less burned, two little girls quite
will do it again.
London, Sept. 17.—The Centra!
News is in receipt of a Jetter signed
"Jack the Ripper," wherein the writer
promisi'3 to commit another murder
in about a week. The handwriting of
the noto is tho same as that of the
letters and postal cards received by
tho Central News some time ago, in
which tho "Rippor" declared his in-
toution tu pursue his course until he
should reach the number of 15 victims,
and there is no doubt of tho letter's
London, Sept. 17.—The trouble
which uow threatens to undo the good
work uf John Burns nnd render futile
the mediation of Cardinal Manning,
arose from an infraction of the agreement of the dock company that they
would not omploy new hands in. place
of their si liking workmen. Wheu the
latter returned to the Royal Albert
docks yasterday to handle freight
they found employed there several
hundreds of men known aa "blacklegs."
This infuriated the old men and they
immediately quit work, and but for the
influence of John Burns there would
have been a riot. Immediate steps
will be taken to organize the Riverside
laborers. The docket) union already
haB 18,000 memben, the lightermen's
6,000, and tho stevedores 3,500. It
is proposed to unite these bodiei and
form a general council, to which all
disputes between capital and labor
shall be referred. To-day's", troubles
at somo of the docks, between the
regular workmen and the "blacklegs,"
are not regarded as of serious import.
They aro only such minor disturbances
as could not but be looked for as the
aftermath of auch a gigantic upheaval
as the recent strike. It would be
well-nigh impossible to bring about
either a lockout or another general
strike just at present. Both sides are
too eager for a period of recuperation
to indulge in an immediate renewal of
tho great strike.
San Franoisco, Sept. 19.—Chri:?;"n
Smith and Frank Davis, known to the
police as fakers, wero arrested last
night ou suspioion of boing tho slayers
of Captain Duncan Logan who attempted to prevent ono of them robbing a bar tender last week.
Johnstown, N. Y., Sept. 19.—Arthur O. Dpman, heavy weight champion of Connecticut, and Park Bos-
worth, of New Jersey, fought for $500
a side, Queensberry rules, last night.
Tho fight took placo just over the Hamilton county line, and was witnessed
by about 200 sports. In the tenth
round Bosworth was knooked out by
Upman. ^^^^^^^^^^
Geo. Neely, station and express
agent at Stony Mountain Station,
C.P.R., has skipped with a small sum
of tlio company's money.
The Return of Spanish Prisoners in
Morocco—The King of Portugal Seriously 111.
Decision in the Hamilton Murder
Case—A Jury Wanted in
the Cronin ("use.
A Prominent Democrat Dead—The
Franklin Pari; Knees
Madrid, Sept. 19.—The Spuuiik
govornment has ordered a fleet of war
vessels to proceed to Morocco tu demand the release >-f the captain, four
sailors nnd one passenger of the Spanish vessel, enptured off tiie coast of
Morrocc") and has also ordered 1,500
men to be held in readiness tn embark
fur Morocco at a moment's notice.
Although this action has been taken it
ib still hoped that the captives may be
peacefully surrendered.
Lisbon, Sept. 19.—Tho King of
Portugal is seriously ill.
May's Landing, N. J., Sept. 19.—
The opening of court was delayed until nfter 11 o'clock this morning on
account of an accident to the train
from Atlantic City bringing some of
tho counsel and jurymen in the Hamilton case. Mrs. Hamilton was not
iu court, counsel uskiug that she be
excused from attending. She passed
a restless night and morphine was administered to quiet hor nerves. SamL
E. Percy,, counsel for Mrs. Hamilton,
opened tho argument. State representative prosecutor Joseph Thomp-
on insisted thnt the defendant
should be convicted ns indicted.
Percy in argument dwelt on the actions of. tne nurse, Donnelly, who, he
claimed, was so much under the influence of liquor that she drove Mrs.
Hamilton to do the deod that was
dono in self-defense. Vile epithets, it
is claimed, had beeu used to Mn.
Hamilton daily, in the morning, and
the bruises which she bears are blows
olaimed to have been dealt to her by
nurse Donnelly. In conclusion he appealed to the jury at least to give hi*
client the benefit of any reasonable
doubt. Prosecutor Thompson then
began his argument, in which he
dwelt upon the testimony given the
day before, especially that of Mrs.
Hamilton, and could not see where
any doubt could be entertained as tn
the cause ef cutting her. He stated
that it was an atrocious assault and
could uot bo changed. Thompson laid
tho testimony of-all the witnesses to
the direct cutting open to tlio jury,
and appealed to them to consider that
and not the former relations of the
nurae or the family quarrels of n.aa
and wife. It is not thought that Mrs.
Hamilton will be convicted, and a disagreement of the jury need nut be a
surprise. The jury returned at 3:1S
p. in. with a verdict of guilty. Mrs.
Hamilton was sentenced to twu years*
Oakland, M. D., Sept 19.—Information has juat reached here of the
burning yeBterday of the house ol
Mn. A. K Scubower, two and a half
miles from Deer Park. Two children
of Mn. Scubower, aged 3 and 6 yean
were burned to death. Mts. Scubower
was visiting the residence of her father
•t the time of the fire and left the
children at home.
cronin murder case.
Chicago, Sept. 19.—The work of
securing a jury in the Cronin murder
trial waa resumed this morning with
renewed vigor, at both sides seemed to
be encouraged by progress made yesterday. One third of the jury hai
beon sworn in.
Sacrameneo, Cal., Sept. 19.—Attorney-General Johnson has perfected
the papers on appeal to tho supreme
court of U. S. in the case of Deputy
Marshall Nagle who was ordered discharged from custody on Monday by
Circuit Judge Sawyer Snn Francisco.
Providence, R. 1., Sapt, 19.—J. B.
Barnaby, a member nf the national
democratic committee, died nt 4 o'clock
this morning.
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Boston, Mass., Sept. 19,—The running races ut Franklin Pr-rk were postponed on nccount of bud weather.
They will begin to-morrow with today's code entries; weights to stand.
Later—It was decided by the managers of the Bolch Stallion raco te
have it postponed until Monday next,
instead of Saturday, sb was fint agreed
Cleveland, O., Sept. 19,—The body
of anothor of the missing yacht "Leo>"
victims was discovered on tho laike
shore a short distanco west of the city
this morning, and proved to bo John
Pilow, aged 21, of Lorain. Pilow'i
clothing "having been badly burned,
gavo conclusive evidenco uf tho "Leofl"
blowing up. Thoro ia now no doubt
that ovory one of the nine men in the
yacht havo been lost.
Children Cry for I Pitcher's Castoria. VOLUME 34.
NO. ,19.
Weekly British Columbian
ITnitti'idiir .-ilurul-.it, Sepi. 35, issu.
The full text of our commissioner's report on the Southern Railway
routs and the progress of the work,
which we   publish to-day, will be
read with interest. On ono point, at
least, the reader who has carefully
perused llie whole narrative of fact
will find himself convinced, and that
is that   the Fairhaven Ss Southern
Railway is in good and competent
hands.    Of   Mr. Nelson Bennett's
solid   financial  standing and good
faith the  report  furnishes, to say
the   least, strong presumptive evidence.    Thu mere fact of what has
been accomplished, and is yet being
done, at Fairhaven, the Company's
heudiiuurters, constitutes substantial
and indisputable proof that the Bennett   Oompany is built upon bed
rock and that it is able, at any rate,
to carry out its intentions.   Practically unlimited capital would seem
to be at the disposal of Mr. Bennett,
the head of the enterprise, and we
are very much   mistaken if  Fairhaveu, the chosen centre of his operations, with its splendid situation
and   natural   advantages, does not
prove   a second  Vancouver, in the
rapidity and solidity of its growth.
The §75,000 stone and brick hotel
in course of construction, mentioned
by our commissioner (a copy of the
elevations of which may be seen at
this oilice), is an earnest of the future city that the backing and enterprise of  the Bennett Oompany
will cause to spring into existence
at  Fairhaven.   It   will  be worth
while for Westminster to be con
aected with even such a centre as
that; but does anyone suppose that
Fairhaven will be long without connection with every road on. the continent!   We venture  to say not.
(Parenthetically,   we   would  state
here that our commissioner brought
with him, as well as the sketches of
the   Fairhaven Hotel referred  to
above, a copy of  a railway chart,
showing the exact progress and condition of the railway soutli of Fairhaveu and also tbe lines of the projected connections with transcontinental roads, which may be inspected
at this office),    It will be patent to
everyone, we think, after perusing
oor    commissioner's   report,   that
"Westminster , need  not  have  the
slightest apprehension about speedy
eonnection with American transcontinental railways if it throws in its
lot with the Fairhaven and Southern,
and this is the principal and, perhaps, most important fact that will
Be (l?'.!uced from our commissioner's
report, besides the general testimony
to Mr. Nelson Bennett's undoubtedly
solid financial standing and unimpeachable good faith.
meat enters too largely into the
dietary of the average man. Every
now and then a prominent medical
man will commit himself to this
opinion, but it is difficult to find any
large body of physicians who seem
willing to countenance vegetarianism
out and out. In large cities, where
competition is keen and the battle
of life is made more severe by small
or uncertain wages, and the false
ideas about ''keeping up appearances," vegetarianism is being received as tho gospel of cheap living,
by thoso who have to cut and con ■
trive how to exist at all. To this
large class it appeals with a force
which is the more powerful as the
purse strings are drawn tighter.
How the poor live is one of the great
problems of every thickly populated
community, and because "necessity
is the mother of invention," any new
idea that promises to cheapen the
cost of living is certain at least of a
patient and hopeful reception.
In making somo suggestions re
exhibition matters, a few days ago,
we urged that the lieutenant-governor should be requested to declare
the days of the exhibition public
holidays. We would repeat the suggestion, and trust that some action
may be taken to that end without
delay, as the time is short. If three
duys cannot be obtained, the last
two duys at least should be proclaimed holidays. On the occasion
of the Queen's Birthday celebration
this year at Victoria, it will be remembered, two additional days were
declared public holidays by the
lieutenant-governor, and his honor
would no doubt be pleased to do the
liko gracious thing in the present
instance. By making the clays of
the exhibition public holidays not
only would a considerable aid be
given to the success of the whole
affair, but a boon would be conferred
upon many in the principal cities of
the province who would not otherwise be able to attend the exhibition
and celebration at this city, wliich
combined will be one of the grandest and most enjoyable events of the
year. By all means, let the exhibition days be made dies non.
Vegetarianism is gradually but
surely becoming recognized as something   more   than   a   mere   craze,
and    to-day    numbers    in     its
ranks   many   men   of    eminence
either   as    total   or    partial   believer.: in tho crusade against flesh
meat for human food.   The contention of the vegetarians is that as
hard and as good work can be done
upon a vegetable diet as upon flesh
meat; that their principles are more
conducive to health and that the
cost of living is reduced by one-half
or more, by a systematic vegetable
diet.   The latter argument does not
appear to be much disputed, and if
the remaining benefits attributed to
vegetarianism can be substantiated,
the food reformers will have made a
great point.   Pitman, the inventor
of phonography, is a very old man,
and one who in spite of his years
works ten hours daily.    Parnell, the
Irish leader, is ready at a moment's
notice to keep the British houso of
commons going all night, (no easy
task), whilst Howard Reynolds, the
renowned cornet soloist, is also a
busy man.   These three aro believers in vegetarianism  and  practice
its  principles, so that at the first
blush there seems reason in the con-
ten tion  of    the   food   reformers.
Whether . good heavy manual labor
oan   be maintained upon a purely
vegetable diet is, howover, a different matter.    Dr. Allison (no moan
authority) says that it can, but, of
course, his vegetarianism includes
' the use of milk, cheese, butter and
eggs.   As fur as we can understand,
vegetari,        r>ne  and  all   protest
against   : ..-•   using of tobacco and
fermented liquor (why, it is difficult
to comprehend, these articles certainly being flesh meat, in no sense).
One great reason, perhaps, for the
favor with which the theory is being
received  ir,  to be found in the fact
that the reformers liavo succeeded
in bringing the cooking of vegetables
to a higher standard.   In fact, some
of their dishes aro so concocted and
manipulated   that  they  will   pnss
fairly   well  with   the   uneducated
palato for highly seasoned flesh of
some description.   Indeed, the perfection of   thoir cooking has in a
great measure beon their great claim
to  attention.   Whatever  may  be
thought of the extreme idea, little
doubt appears to exist in the rninds
of  those able to judge, thnt flesh
Inspector Byrnes, the celebrated
head of the detective force in New
York, bas been interviewed by the
correspondent of an English journal,
and his views of newspaper reporters are worthy of note. Said the
inspector: "We recognize that newspaper men have a duty to discharge,
and we help them. Every New
York newspaper keeps a reporter at
police headquarters day and night.
I am a center through which a great
deal of news filters, and I consider
it my duty to communicate that
news to the press." Being nsked
if publicity did not defeat the onds
of justice, he replied : "Sometimes
it does and sometimes it doesn't. If
I have something which I think inadvisable in the interests of justice
to publish, and if any of these reporters around here get hold of it,
why I just go to them and ask thom
not to publish it. And they don't,
until the case is ripe. We have
great difficulty in keeping things
from leaking out, but I always find
the reporters ready to keep back
anything that I desire. On the
other hand, if I hear that some of
the reporters have got hold of information which the others haven't, I
have got up out of bed to supply
them rather than that they should
get left. We supply them all alike.
The newspaper men are an excellent
set of fellows, and wo are on very
good termo with thom." Indiscriminate secrecy and withholding of
details from the public, often another name for official sheer stupidity, is evidently not one of Inspector Byrnes' guiding principles.
It would appear that where bruins
and intelligence direct detective
operations, publicity as a general
thing is not injurious to the tracking down of crime.
ent. The shah goes to buy a pair of
spectacles, but cannot troublo himself to enter the shop, and orders
thnt the goods shall be brought out
to his carriage. It never occurs to
him that the street traffic is instantly
blocked up by the crowd which assembles to see him try on the glasses;
and so yesterday evening, again,
when he went to sup with the Per-
'sian minister, Neriman IChan, it
never entered his mind that he
ought to take notice of the guests
who hud been invited to meet him.
He and little Aziz, his favorite,
supped alone together in a small
boudoir, and when they had enten
enough they wont away."
The annual provincial exhibition
of Ontario makes its exit this year
from the stage of events. Commenting on the demise of this time
honored and long useful institution,
the .Mail says: "It seems to be understood that the provincial fair will
be held no more, nnd that the grant
towards the show will be devoted to
somo other purpose. Mr. Rykert,
the president, thinks the exhibition
is succumbing to the opposition of
rival shows, us, for oxample, that of
the Western Fair Association of
London and that of the Industrial
Association of Toronto. But this is
hardly a correct statement of tho
case. Years ago ihe various cities
used to vie with each other for tho
privilege and profit of having the
provincial in their midst. All could
not have it the samo year; so local
fairs were established to take the
place of the provincial when tho
provincial went to other localities.
This was not unreasonable. London
could not deprive itself of a fair
simply because the provincial was
held in another, and perhaps a distant city. It was not antagonism,
but necessity, that brought the local
shows into existence. If tho usefulness of the provincial is gone it is
not because of rivalry, but because
its children have grown to manhood.
The provincial will not be dropped
without a feeling of regret. It has
done some fine work, and has distributed some $150,000 in prizes."
A radical change, it seems to be
generally anticipated, is impending
with respect to our annual provincial agricultural and industrial exhibition. Heretofore it has been the
practice to have this show held alternately in the various principal
cities of the province. This has
militated against its success in the
past, and, for obvious reasons, must
do so still more in the future. The
cities which would lay claim to having "their turn" are increasing in
the provinoe, and uo city can afford
to provide proper facilities for, or
take an adequate interest in, an
exhibition that would come round
only every third, fourth or fifth
year. Some important change must
be mudo in the matter, and it will
be made at the annual meeting of
the association, in this city, next
Marine Engines.—Tlie City of
Home's engines have six cylinders,
three of more than seven feot in
diameter, nnd they indicate 11,890
horse-power. The Eturia and Umbria each liave three cylinders—two
of nine feet and one of six feei—
and develop 14,321 horsepower.
The City of New York and the City
of Paris each have triple expansion
engines of 20,000 horse-power. The
vessels of the Italian navy have en-
ginos of 18,000 horse power, aud
two have engines of 19,500 horsepower. The most wonderful engines
yet designed, however, are those of
the Surdenia, with twelve main
cylinders, to develop 22,800 horsepower.
Aghicultubal Science in Germany.—There are G2 experiment
stations and other like institutions
for agricultural research in Germany,
the land of tho earliest and greatest
development of scientific farming,
and these employ 217 scientific specialists, li'rom the best accessible
accounts it appears, according to
Prof. W. O. Atwater, that 27 German stations exercise control of commercial fertilizers, 29 of feeding-
stuffs, and 30 of seeds, by examination of part's in the interest of the
purchaser; this, however, in most
cases, being only part of the work
done. Some stations follow a number of lines of inquiry, others confine
themselves to one or two. Thero
aro 15 devoted mainly to investigations in vegetable physiology, including nutrition of plants : 7 to animal
physiology, including feeding experiments ; 3 to dairy industry ; 4 to
sugar-beet und 3 to fruit and
wine culture. There are 9 with
buildings for vegetation experiments,
4 with special structures for feeding
experiments with animals, and 2
with experimental gardens. Tho
results of the work done are of the
greatest value to the German farmer, who has learned to make daily
use of tho information furnished.
The telephone exchange ut Winnipeg was damaged by firo to the extent
uf $1,000 yesterday moruing through
an electric light wire coming in contact
with n telephone wire.
Lord Stanley aud party arrived at
Winnipeg last night. Elaborate preparation were made for their entertainment during the week. The train
arrived at 7:30. Tho party wero escorted tn the government houso by a
mammoth torchlight procession. The
party spent Saturday and Sunday at
Bat Portage, whero un address was
The Warship Canada was docked on
tho new drydock at Halifax on Friday
aftornoon last. Tho docking of the
ahip was wituessed by a large throng of
peoplo. Admiral Watson formally declared the dock opened. This graving
dock wns built chiefly by the Itnperini
authorities. Tho total length ia 000
feot, 70 feet wide at the bottom, and
100 foet wide at the coping.
The genuine Axis Cut Pebble Spectacles, manufactured by B. Laurance, can
be had at all times at D. S, Curtis &
Co.'s Drug Store, and attention is specially called to tlie visit ol Mr. Lnurance,
the eminent Oculist-Optician^ to tlieir
store on October 2, 3 and 4, who will lit
them to all sights on scientific principles,
Teacher Wanted.
ItlK 1'iiWio Sohool.   Duties to Commence the L'llril October.   Apply to
Boc.'y l'.'il of Trustees, Langloy.
Langloy, B, O., 23rd Sept., 1880.    soswat
BOOKS,   ___^^__
TOYS Etc., Etc.
N. 13.—!>uherty Organs sold at
50 per cont. oil list prices, for cash,
Columbia Si, New Westminster,
The Silent City.
Is solicited atthe
Id only 5 or (I year!- old, well broken
and in good condition. WUl besold cheap
for cash. Inspection solicited. For full
particulars applyto
or to G. W. RASURE,
d wsoSHtc New Westm I nster.
There must bo some mistake, remarks an exchange, about the dignified and impressive functions which
the Shah of Persia went through
■while in England, To judge by the
accounts, he bore himself in Great,
Britain like any other monarch.
But a very different kind of shah
has turned up in Vienna. There
his majesty of Persia has been having what is popularly known as a
good time. The London Times'
Austrian correspondent thus do-
scribes it: "At a court dinner
the shah omits to give his arm to
an archduchess who is acting, as
his hostess, and she has to run after
him. At another court function,
where the emperor waa waiting for
him, he arrives, without concern,
more than a quarter of an hour
lute. At the geological gardens he
borrows a stick to goad the animals
and mnko them savage. At somo
public baths ho and his valet play
pranks with the water-cocks and
flood the buth-room. In another
place, having wetted his hands,
his majesty wipes thom on the coat
tails of the nearest gentleman pres-
It is calculated that forests still
cover nearly thirty per cent, of Europe, and forty per cont. of the vast
area of Russia.
The North Star is approaching
tho polo. Mr T. H. Saffoad has
found that it will reach 89° about
1944 A. D., and will remain within
a degrco of the pole 300 years, making its nearest approach about 2102,
when the declination will be 89° 32'
More than 1000 peaks in the
Himalayas havo been found by
measurement to exceed 20,000 feet
in height, and it is estimated thot at
least 2000 reach this altitude. In
the Alps thero are two peaks more
than 15,000 feet high, nnd six or
seven over 14,000 feot.
Acethc Acid in Surged,?.—A
German Surgeon, Dr. l'\ Engelinaiin,
claims that acetic acid is us effective
an antiseptic as carbolic acid, and is
to bo perferred on accouut of its
harnilcssncss, even in concentrated
solutions. Other unvuutages aro its
effect in stopping flows of blood, nnd
the fact that it penetrates the tissues
moro readily and deeply than other
antiseptics. A three or livo per
cent solution is used.
The abuiidiiiico of remains of the
mammoth in Siberia is almost incredible. MiddondorfT reckoned
that at least 100 pairs of tusks had
been put upon the markot yearly
during tlio last two centuries, nr.d
from personal observation Norden-
skjold is inclined to regard this estimate as too small. It thus appears
that in tho recent modern trado
useful tusks of more than 20,000 of
these animals of past ages have beon
Unwateiveij Sand.—About a fifth
of the globe's land surface, according to Prof. Loomis, has an annual
rianfall of less than ten inches, and
a considerable larger part has too
littlo water for agricultural purposes
oxcept in tho limited districts whoro
irrigation is practicable. In Nortii
America an almost rainless region
exists in Soutjiern California and
Arizona, and a large urea about
Slave Lnhehus only ten inches of
rain yearly.
An artist named Husher, representing a local photograph establishment,
is now in Alaska investigating tho remarkable mirage discovered  by Prof.
Willoughby.   At first ho took emphatic grounds againit the "silent city,"
and ridiculed the  mirago along the
glaciers.   On his way to Sitka,   three
weeks ago,  Mr.   Husher atoppod at
Muir glacier and made a number of
views.   After he left Muir glacier he
informed de Groff, a local photographer, that he had seen a startling mirage
while making his views, and that he
waa accordingly prepared to  say that
tho mirago picture  of  Professor Willoughby was not a trick, as had  been
claimed by the San Francisco  photographers.   In Bupport of the  opinion
that is gaining ground that Professor
Willoughby's "silent city"  is  not  a
myth, wo tako pleasure in  publishing
tho statements of two  gentlemen who
solemnly doclaro  that  they saw  the
mirage of  a  city in Glacier  Bay on
July 2nd  last.   From what wo  have
been able to learn as to the credibility
of these witnesses, they appear  to be
reliable, and enjoy the  roputation  of
candor and uprightness.   Mr.   Chris-
tio is a foreman at the extonsivo Bartlett bay cannery, and his homo is  in
Astoria, whero his family now are and
whore ho is well known.    Bauti.eit
Bay Oahseky, Aug. 23,1839.—Robert
Christie and Georgo Patterson, in the
presence of Lumau B. French,   Chas.
R. Lord, It.   Willoughby and  Minor
W. Bruce, mako tho following  stato
ment, to-wit:   On tho 2nd  of  July,
1889, whilo sailing from   the   main nr
Glacier bay into   what  is  known  as
James bay, just south  of Willoughby
island, about 5 o'clock  in  the  afternoon, suddenly saw rising out  ngninst
the sido of tho mountains what appoared to be houses, churches  and  other
large structures.   It appearod   to be a
city of extensive proportions,   perhaps
of 15,000 or 20,000  inhabitants.   We
watched the   apparition  for  a  long
timo, and think it was  visible  for nn
bour or mine.   We further aver  that
at that time wo hnd   never  heard  of
what in called   iho   "silent city,"  or
that  Prof.   Willoughby  had   photographed it.    Wo arc satisfied   that it
was a mirago from its position and appearance.— Alaska Free Press.
The Annual Show will bo held at.
Ladner's : Landing,
['i-izo List of §1,000, s^r^^^Vl^s.
Steamer Adelaide will leave Now West-
minster ontho day of the show nt7 a.m.
for Ladner's Laudlng.reumilng at 8 p.m.,
enrrylngexhiblls fret-, nnd passengers at
50 rt-* eaeh for round trip. Excursion
ratea ou O.F.N.Co's,-ic..mei*sand steamer
Dunsmuir. For full prizo list apply at
theCojiUMUiAN olllco, "New Westminster,
or to the Secrotary of the Society at Ladner's Landing. Tuos, McNi'm/v,
A. Gir.cmtiST, President.
Seeretury. wse!8td
Auction Sale!
I will sell by public auction, on tho
Wm    O.   «__»•   JF".
NewWestminster Lodge, No. 3.
aro hereby notified to attend atthe
Lodge Room at 9 a. in. sharp on THURSDAY, ;tr<l October, to join In the procession..Visiting Brethren cordially Invited.
dwse2itd T. TYLOR, It. S.
In the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
Iu the Matter of the Goods of Wiluam
Mooius Campbell, Deceased.
all persons indebted to Wn.LiASt
MookkCasumielIi,late of Sumas, inthe
District of New Wostminstor, decensed,
nre requested to pay the amountof their
Indebtedness to the undersigned at New
Westminster forthwith, and all persons
having a claim against the estate of the
said deceased are required to furnish particulars thereof, duly verified, within one
month from tliis date.
Bntcd the 3rd dayof September, A. D.
Solicitors for Pl-COBEOAMIMIELL,
se-i-dwl-wU Administratrix.
Crayon,WatBr Oolor or Pastel
[For Christmas]
Should Leave their Orders Early with
SViiss Linnie Lewis
Orders taken during tho Exhibition at
the Exhibition Building.
Instruction in Drawing and Painting at
Studio-Con, Royal Ayk. «fc Mauv St.
Some Thoroughbred Holstcius, Cows and
Calves, New Milch Cows, Work Oxen,
Eeef Cattle, two-year-old Dairy Heifers,
One pair of Blnckhnwk four-year-old
Colts (buggy team), besides other horses
(broken) and colts (unbroken).
— __kX>SO —
Two-Wheeled Curt (now), Second-hand
Buggy, Five Buckboards, Four Bain
Wagons, and lots of otlier articles, too
numerous to mention.
1 have boen iiiktriK'ter. lo sell by public
lUli'llnil im
-Hurltnl   Will's.
Thb yniing couplo who wero recently
niarriod in public mid wont tn housekeeping, have Revered tho marital
tio, the husband leuving for the Sound
a few dayB ago. On Wednesday llio
prize bedroom sot wna tulieu possession
of by A. Aaronson, who held a chatlle
mortgage on the same. A well known
young niiin ef thia city, who had figured in affairs which do not redound
to his credit, is a parly to Iho unhappy
termination of  this   affair. —Fridays
( i.im:iteiu i
in;ai> i»i i'ii'£•: i
15 Serjeant's Inn,  Fleet
: M '•.
Wednesday Mg, Oct, 2nd
SON has
any and
ny fr
The Business of ALLSOP i
been merged In the above <
will be carried on UytheC , „ .....
this date as a general Lund Investment
and insurance Agency.
MONEY TO LOAN on Mortgage lit. Low
llat.es. Town Lots and Farming Lands
for Sale on easy turnis".
Victoria, B. C, May Kith, 18t-7.  dwjly5
Mr. Laurance, tho eminent Oouliat-
Optician, will bo at l). S. Curtis & Co.'s |
Drug Storo on October '2, 3 and A, for the '
purpose of adjusting the B. Laurance
Pobblo and otlier speetncles and eyeglasses to all conditions of sight. His
thorough knowledge of his profession
and largo experience enables liim to select such louses as aro best adapted to
each requlremeut( however dillicult, and
always ensures to the wearers of tho B.
Laurance spectacles caso and comfort,
and an abiding improvement to thoir
At the Charles Street Presbytorian
ohurch, Toronto, on Friday evening,
three young ladies wero formally set
apart for foreign mission work. Miss
Harris, of St. Andrew's church, goes
to India; Miss Graham, of Charles
stroot church, and Miss Mcintosh, of
l the Central ohuroh, go to China.
i_i tho partnership heretofore subsisting between tlio undersigned under the
flrrj. name of Coniorford & McDougall,
Merchant Tailors, has been dissolved this
day by mutual consent. All accounts
owing tho lute firm aro to bo paid to J. A.
McDougall, and nil claims against tho
said lirm will be settled by liim,
New West., Aug. 31,1880.
The following undermentioned property:
The whole of that valuable proporty at
Elgin known as the McDougall Farm, together with all the farm Implements,
crops and Live Slock. The farmlands
consist df-187 aores, and are described on
lliomapof NewWestminster District as
Lot 165, the HE quarter of section '27, and
Lot 2IJ, all In (ii-onp-i. There are about
220 acres of Prairie Lund, out Of which
some lL'd lmve heen ploughed and cultivated. Tin-whole Of Lho prairie land is
fenced, subdivided and dyked, ond fitted
with all necessary ttdo sluleos. Tho balance of the land Is well timbered, Thore
Is a good 2-story Souse with six rooms
furnished, and insured for fti.oiw, a good
Ham with aoapaoltyof fifty tons of Hay;
Btftbllng for seven Horses; Cow Htnble,
100x80 foot! Granary, Wauou Shod-, and
othor buihitUHS usually found on a good
farm. Then* Is also a Harden of 2 acres.
Well cultivated and stocked with Fruit
Trees, The Crop consists of about f,5 tons
of Hay, 6 tons of Barley, '25 tons of Oats,
and 2 acres of Mangolds still iu tiio field.
Consists of 18 well bred Dairy Co*> s, all of
whioh are believed to be In calf; lFedi-
«rf «•' Hiill.l -U-v■«r-■ .lfl 11pif-jfr, (1 Yearlings,
18 Calves. ;i Heavy Draft Horses, I Muggy
Hor-am, 3 Hows with young pigs, 3 Hojjs, 1
Hoar, a huge number of Chickens, Ducks
ami -Turkeys,
FAi'MiNr, Ijii'i-iiMiiNTS.— 1 Chatham
Waggon, 2 Dump carts, l Seeder, 1 Disc
Harrow, 2 Sets Tooth Harrows, 1 Cultivator. 1 Roller. 1 Chaff Cutter, 1 Root Sllcer,
1 FlanOt Jr. Drill, Ji complote seta Doublo
Waggon Harness, 1 sot, Doublo Ruggy
Harness, 2 sets Dump Cart Hai ness, 1 two-
Horso Ruggy and a full Hue of Farm, Garden nnd Carpenter's Tonls. Alfco a full
line of Household Furnituro.
This valuable farm will bo offered as a
whole, with the stock, implements and
crops, for a lump sum. If more acceptable
------- —-    '»— ' .'HI  lu,  tm1,l  __-nr.
Mr. J. A.
under liis own nmne, at the same
store, on Colambla stroet, next.to F.
Crake's, A continuance of lhc public
puUonugc- Is respectfully sol Idled. Satis*
faction guaranteed. dwso5to
J1S, mi'11 lUIUlPDUim  iiiiiwu'in.M-r-i"""
to purchasers, the farm will bo sold separ
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IO pui-OUii!*"'!-*, mi' limn "•in ■»< .-«■— svr.
ately, and the stock and Implements will
ho sold on the premises later ou.
This Is an excellent chance for anyono
wishing to secure a well-storked Ranch.
The property Is well situated on tho Nloo-
mokl River a short distance from Mud
Ray, und when tiio present, dyking
scheme, whleli Is now under contract,is
carried out, the land will ho very valuable. Tho soil is unsurpassed In fertility
and second to nono ln ILC.
Tho torms, wlileh arc easy, will be mado
known at llie sale.
T. .1, TRAPP,
w.-eistd Auctioneer. VOLUME 34,
ltcpalrs Wanted.
Tho Yule road, botween Jones'
ranch and Popcorn, a distance of 13
miles, is sadly in uoed of repairs at
various places, and its condition is so
generally bad, particularly tho bridges,
that famiors are greatly hindred in
getting their produco to the steamboat laniliug, A few hundred dollars
spent on these bridges now would save
the government a much greater expense next: spring, besides making tho
highway passable to the farmers. It
is very important that tin* government
ahe uid at once atteud to these repairs,
for the road at present is impassable to
t loaded vehicles.
NO. 39.
The    Exhibition    Buildings   on
(-linen's Park, Their Architecture and Their Position.
A Work of Considerable Magnitude
that has been Successfully
Tlio Race   Track   and   Athletic
Grounds.   The Field of Trial
for Man and Beast.
Wo have received from Mr. J. W,
Bengough the iuiihitabla curtuouiBt of
Grip, who is now on a loutiiring tour
to tho c ast, that, lie will appear for
"one night unly," Tuesday evening,
Oct. 8, in Herring's opera house, in
his unique and celebrated sketching
entertuiniiiciit—an evening of mimicry
music, laughter and fun, ombellished
with rapid crayon sketches "f "people
you know." This is Mr. Boneoueh's
first trip to the cuuat, but anyono who
has witnessed his really unique performance:', iu .the eastern provinces,
will appreciate the treat lhat is in
storo for llie amusement-loving public.
An adv. will appear in duo time.
l'or llie Three llnvs- I'eii'Uruliiiu.
clue Form.
Reception of visitors.
10 a. in.—Base bull match.
11 a. in.—Scottish giur.es and sports:
heavy weight contests, running and
leaping; danciny, etc. Tu£ of war,Van-
dourer v. New Westminster.
1 p. ru,—Firemen's tournamont:
hoso reel races antl speed tests.
8:30 |i. in.—(Irani! ball in Herring's
Opera House.
Reception of visitors.
9:30 a. m.—Organization of procession: grand pai'.ido through the principal streetB to Queen's park; formal
openiuu of the provincial agricultural
exhibition and Queen's park, by his
honor, Lieut. Gov. Nelson.
11:30 a. m.—Basu ball match,
2 p. iu.—Horse races.
3 p. ni.—Laci'usso match.
Illumination of the exhibition buildings in tho evening.
Reception of visitors.
9:30 a. m.—Baso ball match.
11 a. m.—Sailing raco for yachts.
1 p. m.—Foot ball match.
2 p. in.—Boat and canoe races.
8'p. in.—Illumination of New Westminster, lireworks uud torchlight procession on the Fraser River.
Closing Day of lhe sixili Annniil I'lin-
vcutloii ol tile l-nclllc NorUiwcut,
nt Vancouver.
On Saturday, the third day of the
convention, work commenced with devotional exorcises, Rev. E. T. Clapp
conducting. This wns followed by nn
address by S. Bain, Esq., Portland,
on Bible training classes; their importance. Reports of otlicors of the executive committee were then read and
were followed by Rev. ti. A. Tewks-
bury, who spoko on "some of the
dangers that threaten tho church; and
what the V. M. 0. A. ean do to counteract them.' At 11:50 lunch was
served in Wilson Hall, to which lho
delegates adjourned uud enjoyed a
most sumptuous repast, provided by
the ladies of several of tho churches,
St. James, the First Presbyterian and
St' Andrew's. Ths occasion was taken
advantage of by Messrs, Henderson,
Victoria; Rev. Mr. Clapp, of Portland; Messrs. Hanson, of Spokane
Falls; Bain, Portland; Rev. E. Rob
•on and others to make abort address,
ei of congratulation, eto. Mr, George
Carter announoed that 119 delegates
were preient and $2,700 had been
raised. The rest of the afternoon's
programme commenced with devo,
tional exercises and was followed by
the reading of sovoral interesting pa
pen. A large company assembled in
the Imperial Opera House for the
evening session of the couvention. The
services wore opened at 7 o'clock by a
song service, conducted by Prof. R. K,
Warten, of Portland, followed by a
brief address and devotional services,
led by J. F. Betts, of Vancouver.
Mr. N. H. Jacks then showed a number of views of leading Association
buildings and workers throughout the
country. These were shown by means
of a stereopticon, and centered a great
deal of interest upon the work being
done in these magnificent buildings.
Mr. H. E. Brown, of New York, then
addressed the convention upon thn
subjeot of "Tho Held work and agencies of tho Ynuni" Men's Christian Associations.'' Mr. Mason spoko upon
"Vancouver's uew Association building. When and how to build it." Mr.
Mason presented the noeds of a new
and larger building for Vancouver's
young men, and stated lhat it was de-
aired to seoure funds to put in the
basement, whioh would oost the sum
of 85,600. Subscriptions were, announced, togother with pledges on
cards, amounting to $4,800, which
gives a great impetus to tho building
project nnd is a good foundation to
start with. A series of resolutions
wero thon passed, and after announcements of Sunday sorvices, tho convention was, on motion, adjourned to meet
next year in Portland, Or.
Prof. Saundors, of Ottuwn, dircotor
of the govornmont experimental farms,
is in Winnipeg on a tour of inspection
of the farms. Tho professor comos to
the coast.
The many changes brought about in
tho royal city since the present coun-
eil ciiinu into existence have nil tended
to improvo and beautify the oity, but
of all the works accomplished, which
will in the futuro redound to tho
credit of tlio aldermanio bonrd, tho
new exhibition buildings nro the greatest, and will prove tho most lasting
monument of tlie progress and enterprise of 1889. The present hns been n
red letter year in the history of Westminster, having seen greater changes,
more rapid advancement and more
goneral prosperity than any in tliu
past 30 years, and the completion of
this latest and one of the must worthy
enterprises the city has over under,
taken in itB own beat, interests, as well
as for the benefit of ihe whole district,
accords well with lliiitime. Wheu the
annual meeting of the British Colum.
bia agricultural socioty was held at
Victoria last year Westminster made' a
grand fight co secure the exhibition of
1889, and succeeded, by primming,
among other tilings, to builu the lino
structure juBt completed. The royal
city has been more than ns good us ita
On Monday afternoon a representative of Tiif, Coll'jibiah paid a visit to
the park and agricultural buildings for
the purposo of noting tho progress
mado since his last visit somo weeks
ngo. Tho metamorphosis was found
to bo complete. Whore stumps, rocks
and trees abounded in wild profusion
ut that time, n cleared and levelled
stretch of ground, completely fenced,
and covering 25 acres, now maintains,
the centro crownod with the handsome
agricultural buildings. Entering the
grounds from tho main eu'runee on
Pelham street, the newspnper man
espied Aid. Thos. Cunningham, directing tho movements of tho workmen and issuing orders right and left
like u general lo his attics decamp, and
to him he' applied for information.
Aid. Cunningham, by the way, is
chairman of the park committee, and
has been the champion of the park and
agricultural buildings enterprise from
the first, and still shows his untiring
zeal in the good work by devoting his
entire time to the most important details. Entering the main entrance of
your representative was tit once struck
with the busy preparations, visible on
all Bides, for the coming provincial
exhibition. The carpenters, of which
there seemed to be a score, were as
busy as active men could be, making
tables, benchos, shelves and stands
for the proper reception of the exhibits; gas fitters were laying pipes,, making joints aud hanging lights, of which
there will be 120 separate ones; and the
decorations, which have been entrusted to Mr. Peter Latham, wore beiug
festooned round tho pillars, walls and
railings. Telephone and telegraph appliances were also being put in to connect the buildings and grounds with
tho city. All was confusion, but
method reigned for all that, and it was
only to the inexperienced eye that
matters seemed confounded. Over
the large rotunda the gas fitters were
putting into place handsomely curved
pipes, from which the largest chandelier will be suspended. The style of
this ornament is unique, and when it
is decorated with various trappings It
will be a handsome addition to the
othor embellishments of the building.
The decorations consist of evergreens,
beautiful autumn leaves, flags, banners, etc. The artistic manner in
which the evergreens and rich colored
leaves are being blended shows good
taste and a correct idea of the proper
lines of beauty. Tho building ia an
Imposing and handsome structure, the
design of Mr. 6. W. Grant, the architect. The plans show a building in
the form of a Greek cross, having 4
wings of equal length, the center surmounted with a very fine tower and
dome shaped roof, while the tormina,
tion of the wings have corner turrets
and balconies. Tho portion at present
erected is the centre dome aud the
south and weat wings. This gives
from the city side the appearance of a
fully completed structure. Tho building is two stories high, each floor having a superficial area of 7,500 foet.
The main entrances are in the centre
of the wings. On the right of tho entrance are Ihe offices, waiting rooms,
lavatory, eto.; on the left, wide, easy
stairs lead to the second floor; the
seoond lloor has similar ruuiiis, ior
committees, lavatory, etc. Undor the
centro dome iB a large olroular opening
with a gallery around, giving a line
effect and an excellent view of the interior. The wholo building is woll
lighted, for, in addition to the wall
windows, tho clear Btory windows light
the center. Between the corner turrets and over ench entrance is a large
balcony thnt commands a magnificent
viow of tho grounds, as woll as the
oity and river. On the first floor and
immediately under tho centro dome
the band stand is situated, and from
hero swoot music will bo discoursed on
oach day of tho exhibition. The
building rents on solid brick and stono
piers, is strong and substantial and ils
wholo construction reflects great credit
on tho contractor, Mr. T. Ackermuii.
Tho machinery annex is an open shed
100x4(i foet, which ir, reserved for tho
exhibition of machinery of all descriptions, vehicles, etc. Tt is situated
closo to tho buildings juat  iiiBido  the
stock yard  fence,  and  consequently
convenient to all.
and race track lie in front of the main
entrance. The race track is half a
mile in length and GO feot in width—
the widest in the province. It
is also a better racing traok than
any in the province, as it is not
level throughout, and presents good
opportunities to test both Btaying
powera of the horso and horsemanship
of the riders. The starting and finishing points are directly in front of the
main entrance, nnd the grounds are
so spacious and well arranged that
many thousand people can obtain an
excellent view of the races. Inside
the raco course aro tho athletic grounds
10 acres in extent, and level for the
most part us a billiard tablo. Thoy
are tlio largest grounds in the provinco
dovoted to athletic .sports, and nmong
tho largest oil the continent. If desired, cricket, baseball, lacrosse, football and tennis matches could be played at tho same time, without interfering with the otlier, and s s well ore the
grounds arranged that persons occupying tho grand stand could watch
tho progress of ono or all of these
games without difliculty. Tho grand
Btand is being erected on the west
side of tho race track, direct-facing
tlio athletic (grounds. It will bo enp-
able of holding soveral tbuiiaunil peoplo, and '.vill be so strongly constructed us to givo perfect Becurity against accident iu the shape of a break-down.
Northeast of tho raco track, and twenty feot fi'niii tlio stockyards fence, n
strip of ground 300 feet, long line been
set aside for refreshment booths,
shopB, sidehouses etc.; no booths will
bu allowed on any otlier portion of
tho grounds.
and stables uro just as well worthy of
praise us any other matter iu connection with the enterprise. Entering
lhe gate in rear of tho agricultural
buildings a 5-acre square, bordered
on all sides with, stables, stalls, pens,
coop3 and sheds, having a total front-
ago of 1,500 feet, strikes tho eye at
once us porfect in arrangement. Tho
stables contain 80 separate locked box
stalls for horses and thoroughbred
cattle; pens for 100 sheep; stya for
100 hogs; c-inps sufficient to accomodate 500 fowls and closed sheda largo
enough to accomodate 200 dairy cows,
young cattle and calves. Tho wholo
arrangement of those sheds and stalls
ure perfect, even down to bedding, two
tennis being cconstuntly employed
hauling sawdust from the mills for
this purpose. A lino well, containing
a large supply of pure and sweet water
is conveniently situated closo to the
yards. The chicken coops aro the
most complete of their kind on the
coaat. The front is made of wiro netting, large in the mesh, giving the interior of the coop plenty of light and
doing nwny with tho unsightliness of
slatted boxes. Each coop is provided
with a padlbck and koy, of which the
exhibitor will have control. Tho entrance to tho stockyards is from Montreal street.
Over 100 men are now employed
giving the buildings, Btookyards, athletic grounds and race course their finishing touches and by Saturday night
every particular of tho work is expected to be complete and in readiness
for the exhibition and celebration next
week. The large 2-ton roller will bo
kept at work till the last moment in
order to get the newly prepaied
ground into tho best possible condition.
The completeness of every detail in
connection with both building and
grounds is something the people of
the royal city have reason to be proud
of, and the farmers of thu district are
sure to appreciate the efforts that
have been put forth on their behalf.
Surrey Agricultural Association.
At a meeting of the board of directors of the Surrey Agricultural Association, at the town hall, Surrey Centre,
ou Wednesday, Sept. 18th, the following arrangements wero made in respect
of the forthcoming exhibition: Messrs.
Ferguson, Thrift, Wade and Mac-
Lean and Mesdamos Carnoross and
McCallum were appointed a committeo
to receive and arrange exhibits; Messrs.
Armstrong, Murphy and Boothroyd
were appointed judges; Messrs. Ferguson, Thrift, Punoh and MaoLean,
finance committee; Geo. Boothroyd,
feed and water for stock; Geo. W.
Rush and C. A. Carnoross, gatekeepers. All exhibits to be in position by
11:30 a.m. The baby show will be
held at 3 p.m.; equestrian exhibition,
promenade, Ssc„ 3:30 p.m.; election
of officers for 1889-90, at 4 p.m. No
artioles to be removed until after 5
o'clock, p.m. Refreshments will bo
served on the grounds by ladies of the
neighborhood. The officers of the
association will present two supplementary prizes to the parties taking
the largest nnd second largest numbor
of premiums in all classes. Committees will report at the Agricultural
Hall at 8 o'clock on the morning of
tho exhibition.—By ordor,
Henky T. Thrift, Sec.
It. C. Provincial Exposition
Subscription Fund.
For the purpose of raising a fund to
contributo towards the patriotic and
■worthy object of making the next annual provincial fair, to be held in this
city, a grand and unprecedented success,
tho undersigned agree to contribute the
sumB opposite their respective names (to
be paid into the association or to trustees
competent to receive the same, on or before 0 months from the dato of the last
provincial exhibition, and to bo applied
to preparing exhibition grounds and
buildings in tlie city, for increasing the
amount offered in prizes, aud for furthering the exhibition in other ways):
Petor Qrnnt   10 on
F G Strlckliinil    25 Oil
A H Wintemuto    10 00
J ff Sexamith   30 oo
B Douglas 100 00
nelil & Olirrlo   SB 00
W H Thlbiuuleali    15 01)
Ogle, Oampboll iCo  20 Oo
Tin: Columbian  ,	
W.I Armstrong	
I. ll ilryinner	
RtQwnrt .t Cash	
George Turner	
Youug .'.- Toi'liuno	
Tcruuna & Co	
p iiiiou'eiiu'..Z!'!!Z!ZI"'.!;!;;!"™;".'.'.'.'
W (J Couth i.ii	
TM Cunningham	
Rev.l II Wlui,.,	
Glllov Bros	
Ghulit .v Miiolun-	
1L.-I1.1.-.-.-..11 tiros, Chilliwhaok	
K II v.■■ -.i. 	
A   -I  lllll	
I lullil i lion Imi-	
IT H Glover	
Will Iter .v Kllliclwell	
Ai.-kei noiii Bros	
KB Sooullar *Co	
Jns Clliinliielmni ...,	
Cnpt  A   Ui.ml	
J H  Mncilonei:	
HTRcnil A Co	
slnirpe a l'nlne, l.ulti IsfaiiU	
R W  Armstrong	
I, P Eckstein	
W O Loye	
Annie M .Iniine'i	
T Olllililiighiini	
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soice Family Groceries!
Slim iii
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. 2" l.n
. 10 10
. 10 00
. 10 00
. 15 ill
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.   25 10
,   25 00
.   10 Oil
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Wholesale fllty Ma
per lenibB	
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8 00 (6) o
75® 1
60® I
11)0® 1 50
1 60® 0 00
1 CO @ 1 25
1 25 ® 1 50
per ton     10 01) §14
) perib...
Butter (rolls 	
Cheese, "   	
Eggs,      perdoz	
Ooruwoou (retail) per conl	
Apples, per box	
Hltlos(gr'u)per Uio lbs	
"    (dry)        "        	
Wool, per lb	
0 25 ® (! 30
0 M @ 0 15
35® 40
3 Oil mi 1
SO® 1
A 00® B
5 oil ® I)
0® 10
LaToxador herring's,
Ivfaclzerel, Salt Cod.,
A:mo-iii's TJnc. HZaras,
-^rm.o*u.r"s TJnc. Bacon.
urio-CLr. Bran. Snorts,
noidwiy Scou Mar-Armstrong Block, Columbia St.
Notice tii' Lands Liable to be Sold for Taxes in tlie Corporation of the District of Surrey.
In obedience to a warrant to ine directed and bearing even date witli this notice,
ninety days from tlie date hereof I will sell the undermentioned landi, or sufficient
thereof to discharge the amount of delinquent taxes and costs due thereon". The
sale will take place at tlio Town Hall, Surrey Centre, at the hour of noon on the
date mentioned, unless said delinquent taxes and costs are sooner paid:
Name of Owner.
Position of Lam]
Gray, .Matthew	
Byrnes, Georgo	
Gardiner, Ben	
Lambiy, iilcK. T ....
Mui'i'io, .1. K., estato .
Spoil's, Jaines	
White, N. A	
Davis, Hy	
Melody, Anthony
Pendola, Angelo	
Pcndola, Angelo 	
Robinson, John	
Ross, William 	
SB I Seo 20, Tp 8	
NE| Seo9,Tp7	
NptE'Seoll, Tpl....
SW J Seo 31, Tp2	
SptK ' Seoll, Tpl....
SW i Seo 34, Tp 8	
B5N, R3W, Lot 30....
NW'iSeo 14, Tp2	
NE J Sec 8, Tp 1	
B 1 N, lt 1 E, Lot 21 ....
B1N.E1E, Lot 22 ....
W i Sec 23, Tp 2	
B5"N, It 1 W, Lot 11....
I Amt!
ut      Costs i Total.
_A rre'THJ I
804 40;¥10 47;S74 87
32 07
0 05
30 32
2 03
3 05
5 68
30 20
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43 29
31 87
0 50
38 43
1!) 25
5 05
24 30
32 SO
0 00
39 46
13 OO
4 30
17 86
7 50
3 04
11 14
39 15
7 40
46 61
40 50
S 32
54 82
24 75
5 71
30 46
20 35
5 89
32 24
Dated at Hall's Prairie, Surrey, this 3rd day of September, 1S89.
se4-wlm Collector Corporation of Surroy.
Wlion Baby was alcfe, -wo r&tb hor Cantorin,
Wlion oho was a Child, sbo cried fnr CaBtoria,
Whon sbo became Miss, she clung tu Castoria,
Whon aha hsd Childnn, aho gave thom Csstorb
OAAVSBY.—Ontho 10th Inst., In tho city of
St. Catherines, Ont., Edmund Cawsey,
aged 60 years, father of Mrs. .1. Carter
Smith, of this city.
Masonlo Building, New Wostminstor,
B. C. dwic
Masonic Building,   New Westminster, B. C. dwmyltc
t'OltllOIIlD, Mtt'OLL .t .IKX.V*.
BARRISTERS. SOLICITORS, otc. Offloes—Masonic Buildings, New Westminster, nnd Vancouver, B, C.        dwtc
-'-   "       ~        In tho Hamley
opposite the Colli wuuHto
Building, Columbia SI
onial Hotel.
GOLD MEDALIST of the University of
Ihe High Court of Justice, Ireland, Offices,
Cornor McKenzie & Clarksou sis., New
Westminster. dwfe2llc
ARCHITECT.  Offlco—Corner Mary and
Clarkson Sts., Westminster,   dwtc
and   DHAUOHTSMAN.     Hnmley
Block, NewWestminster,        dwau2-Jtc
Business Notice.
to furnish plans and specification*- for
all classes of buildings (stono nnd brlok a
specialty). Will furnish all the necessary
drawings and superintend work through a
competent foreman, and will guarantee
perfect work for Sper cent, of cost, Offlco
In Bank of B. C. Building, up stairs, New
Westminster. JAMES KENNEDY,
dwsetltc Architect.
Agricultural Association
$5 00
5 00
5 09
4 00
S3 00
3 00
3 00
$2 00
1 00
1 00
A numbor of Chinamen aro going
home on the steamship Port Fairy.
They came through from the east in
bond and are mostly merchants who
havo made their fortunes in New York
and Brooklyn in the last five years and
are returning home whore they can
live like princes for the rest of their
natural lives. Thore aro 82 in the
party and all of thom speak more or
less English and aro Baid to bo vory
olean, intelligent peoplo. YeBterday
morning on tlio arrival of tho steamor
Nortii Pacific at Port Townsond from
Victovin three Mongolians stopped
nshoro, butdid not proceed fur when thoy
woro takon into custody by the inspector of customs. Tho Ohinamen had
certificates that they wero merchants,
but tho inspector wns not tu be misled
by such a statement ns bn know hy
tl'.cir appearance that, they wore coolies,
and consequently thoy woro returned
to liritish soil on board the Olympian,
*W l      • '.VMi-'ii'SS,
A Pleasing- Sense of Health
and Strength Renewed, and
of Ease and Comfort
Follow) tho uso of Syrup of Figs, as ii
acts gently On the
Kidneys, Liver © Bowels
Effectually Cleansing tho System whoa
Costivo or Bilious, Dispelling
Colds, Headaches and Fevers
rind permanently curing
without weakening or irritaf-Qg tha organs' on whioh it aots.
STomalo iu. Wo bottles by all Li'inUug'
na SYBUP 00
Bin IftiAl
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'-ooifjv,,,*^, Ky.
Nuw voaa. ft. >•
October 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 1889.
Classes 9, IS, 27 and 30.   The prize is increased to,  S30 00
class.                                   OXFORD DOWNS. 1st
17 Best Ram ono year old and upwards §10 00
18 "      "   Lamb  5 00
19 "   Pen of 3 EweB ono year old and upwards  7 00
20 "     "of 3 Ewe Lambs  5 00
21 Best Rom ono year old and upwards  10 00
22 "      "   Lamb  5 00
23 ."   Ten of 3 Ewes one yenr old nnd upwnrds  7 00
24 "      " of 3 Ewe Lamb-'  5 00
class. SUFFOLK. 1st
18 Best Boar one year old and upwards S10 00
19 "   Breeding Sow in furrow at tho meeting or that has been
within six months    7 50
20 "   Pen of two Sows, of tho same litter, under 12 months     5 00
21 "   Boar under one year old     5 00
75 Hest pair Pea Fowls S 3 00
70   "     "   Guinea Fowls    2 00
77 "     "   English Pheasants     100
78 "     "   Mongolian Pheasants     100
70   "     "   Whito Turkeys, not to bo entered for any other prize.   2 00
Ou page 53 in Prize List, amongst Special Prizes, H. M. Cunningham & Ca
should read 5 entries instead of 15.
olass. CUT FLOWERS. 1st
58 Best 0 Roses $ 1 00
59 "   Collection of Dahlias    1 00
00 "   Bridal Bouquet    1 00
01 "   Wreath or Oross     100
02 Best Six Rex Begonias  1 00
03 "   Water Color, Floral  2 00
04 ' Landscape or Mariue  2 00
05 "      "       "    Still Life  2.00
"       "    Portrait  2 00
"       "    Collection  5 00
OS   '•     Oil       "     Floral  2 00
09 "      "       "    Landscape or Morine  2 00
70 "      "       "    Still life  2 00
71 "      "       "    Portrait  2 00
72 "      "       "   Collection  5 00
73 -   Decorative Painting  2 00
74 "   Modeling or Wood Carving  2 00
75 "   Hand-painted China ,  2 00
70   *'   Repousec or Hammered Brass Work '  2 00
77 "   Oil Painting, Children under 15 years  2 00
78 "   Crayon Landscapo  2 00
79 "       "    Portrait  2 00
SO   "   Collection Cabinet Photos (plain)  3 00
81   •' " " "     (colored)  3 00
Under (.'lasses 47 and 49 of this Division tho prizes should bo $5 and S3, not
83, $1.60 nnd |3.
class. DIVISION N. 1st
11 Best Rick Rack Crochet $ 1 00
12 "   Crochet Lace '.  1 00
13 "   Collection Knitted Lace.  5 00
14 "   Honiton Lace  100
15 "   Point Laco  100
10 "   Collection Laco -.  4 00
17   "   DaruedNct  100
IS   "   Applique Work  150
19 "   Crewel Work  100
20 "   Outline Work  1 00
21 "   Riok Rack, Sown  1 00
22 "   Cheney Work, hand-mode  100
23 "   Crazy Work  1 00
24 "  Braiding on Wool  1 00
"      "Cotton  100
20   "   Historic Picture, raised wool work  3 00
class, DIVISION P. 1st
33 Bost Bunch Sawn Shingles 8 2 00
34 "      "     Shaved Shingles  2 00
4 Best Araaeino Work .
Chenille Work 1       class in this Division.
Class No. 1 altered to read ?3 and S2.
class. DIVISION T. ^ 1st
7 Best Carriage Afghaa § 1 00
Oco. D. Brymner—BoSl Collection Bottled Fruit and Jollies § 7 00
Kennedy Bros--Bost Collection of Grain grown in the Province by
Exhibitor, 1st prize, SI0 ensh and the Daily Columbian for one
year; 2nd prize, S5 cash and the Daily Colmnbkm for ono year
(Daily Columbian, 88)  18 00
P. Peebles—Best Bread by lady not competing for other prize, ono'
Dominion Wiro Mattress, value  7 50
Not competing for any other \ S 2 00
2 00
3 00
1 00
1 00
1 00
1 00
1 00
1 00
1 00
1 50
$3, net
8  50
3 00
$1 00
8  50
83 00
13 00 VOLUME 34.
P"*'-^ ~ rr* ins ''tyz'll* T. \
'iffit, miii'ii'f"hit h h imi msonaan is
NO. 39.
Weekly British Columbian
ircdni'Mlity Morning. Sepi. US, 1880.
(From Daily Columbian, Sept. IS.)
The Dunsmur left this moraine, for
Jfanimo with full cargo and several
The steamer Irving arrived to-day
from up liver points with 102 head of
cattlo, 11 hones and 24 calves and the
usual amount of freight mid passengers.
Tho Y. M. C. A. gymnastic class
held an interesting practice at tho
drill shed Inst night, and the now apparatus was pretty thoroughly tested.
Il ia learned that tho Drill Shed has
been set apart to bo fitted uf for tho
accommodation of about 200 visitors.
The Y. M. 0. A. gymnasium will remove tlieir material iu order to make
all the loom possible.
Mr. Thos. Cunningham, chairman
of the park committee, authorizes us
to say that ihere is not tho slightest
ground for fearing that the fence
around tho exhibition and athletic
jrroiiuds will not bo completed in time
for the exhibition, as it will be iinislied
this weoli.
Mtssr.-. E. S. Scoullar Ss Co., who
had tho contract for tho metal roofing
of the KiiBS-MoLaren saw mills, have
finished t he work with the exception
of tho boiler house. Tho material
used is corrugated, galvanized iron,
rendering the buildings, 30 far as the
roof is concerned, fire and water proof.
Tho contract was an important ono,
amounting to §3,500.
There was an informal practice by
tho Choral Union, under tho direction
of Hia Lordship Bishop Sillitoe, in
the Temperance Hall last night. Handel's "Messiah" will form an important part of the Union's musical studies for some timo to come. As they
havo turned not a littlo attention to
this sublimo oratorio already, thoy are
able to Handel it pretty well now.
A Young Man Falls Ten i'cel, AllglillDji
on Ills lli'iul.
A young man named Wm. Elliott,
»on of Mr. Henry Elliott, wos engaged
in tearing down the old section of the
asylum; he stopped upon a rotten
rafter and was precipitated into tho
space below, a distance of ten feet,
alighting on his head on a stono. Beyond a severe scalp wound and nervous shock, the lad was not seriously
injured. He was at once placed under the care of Dr. Bentley, and at
latest Accounts was doing well.
A Plea for me Visitors.
As may be seen by an advertisement in this issue, a very sensible and
timely call is made to the citizens in
regard to providing accommodation for
the multitude of visitors suro to pour
into tho city during exhibition week.
From oven the lowest, the lucrative,
point of view it will pay to cater to
the want of our visitors. It behooves our citizens to lay aside some of
the customary rcserre and, liko the
Greeks of old, throw open private
doors with truo public spirit, for the
sake and good name of the royal city.
It is thu duty of every good citizen to
strive to send these visitors nway after
all lhe excitement is oyer, well-pleased
with their entertainment and treatment. This is the best way to advertise the city.
Dangerous Blunting
Tho blasting operations at the park
are attended with considerable danger
to adjacent residents, as will bo admitted when it is stated that a four-
pound rock was, yosterday afternoon,
about G o'clock, hurled through tho
verandah roof of Mrs. Brighouse's residence on Royal avenuo. The damage
the rock might have dono can bo easily
imagined. As it was, Mrs. Brighouse,
who is ill and confined to her bed,
was so startled that she got up, and
gained no good from her fright, to say
the lenst. Mr. E. O. Ross, who lives
in tho same vicinity, haa complained
moro than once to tho authorities about
the imminent clangor from the heavy
blasts wliich are set off at the park,
and it is to be hoped that something
may bo done to mitigate the clangor
-without delay.
In the report iu this paper yeBterday
of Monday night's counoil proceedings,
an error appeared hy tho omission of
a resolution, which mudo it appear
that Aid. Keary objected to a certain
proposal made tu tho ponitentiary
authorities ro water works, for want
of bettor information; when it was
anothor resolution altogether that Aid.
Keary objected to, whichjwas to the following effect; "That the roport of the
water coniinitteo bo adopted, and that
the mayor bu instructed to make an
overdraft on the Bank of Montreal
upon terms dready agreed upun by
the unt'' • *!:'i company." As a
matte'- ■ ' ',. - Aid. Keary, »i woll ns
Aid. .Tallin's, spoke in favor of the
resolution irith regard to the proposal
to tho penitentiary authorities in the
water works matter.
I'Iit luvlingiilsliltig Kxlruorillnqrr.
On Monday night in Court Houbo
Square a pilo of inflammable material,
8feotiu height, and consisting of
woridou boxes covered with tnr paper
and saturated with coal oil, was aet
abluzing, and alter the liro had obtained a good hold, Mr. H. L. Pearson, representing tho A, A. Andrews
Company, nf Winnipeg, Manitoba,
turned upon it a stream from a Household Fire Extinguisher, and in
less than two minutos put out every
vestige of iiro. The instrument used
is a neat-looking cylinder, nickel-plated and Bttad on t p »-ii'h a device for
holding tiie acids, whioh, on   tliu tilt'
lino, are let, loose ui
ijeoted   with   force
ing up of the ma-
the   water  and
enough to send the stream 30 foet in
line spray. Carbonic acid gas is, of
course, the main ingredient of the
Bubstance. The machine is intended
to serve in tho capacity of ornament in
tho house or oflico, and only needs to
bo turned upside down nud tlio tap
turned on to mako n very efficient
home fire department in itself. Another exhibition of the powers of the
instrument will bo given by Mr. Pearson to-night at 7-30.
Mi'i'iltiK ur the Licensing Iluaril.
The licensing board met this morning. Present—the mayor, Jas. Cunningham, J. S. Cluto and W. Wolfenden. There was an application for a
transfer of tho Colonial hotel license
from L. Pither to Westcolt Ss Raymond. Granted. An application for
a saloon liconso for the Senate saloon,
to be opened in the Oddfellows' block,
by James Tierney, accompanied by a
petition purporting to bo signed by a
majority of the residont qualified electors of tho ward. Mr. Jenns and
Capt. Pittendrigh appeared for applicant. Tho board held that under sec.
13ofthoby-hiv.it had no powerto
grant any more saloon licenses. Mr.
Julius enquired if it would not be better for the board to got legal advice on
this matter, but tho board said the
by-law was enough fcr them to go by,
and the application was refused. A report ivii3 prcsontod frum the inspector,
stating generally that the hotels and
saloons had been fairly well oonducted
during the past three months; and
that drunkenness among tho resident
population had decreased 30 per eent.
among the whites and 20 per cent,
among tho Indians. There being no
further business the board adjourned.
The Secretaries Welcomed.
The Y. M. 0. A. rooms, Viotoria,
held a brilliant fathering Monday
night, the occasion being the reception
tendered by the local association to
the general secretaries of the Pacific
northwest, whose conference opened
in the capital city yesterday. Mr. R,
Erskino occupied the chair, in the absence of Hon. John Robson. Aftor
singing, Kev. M. L. Rugg offered prayer and the chairman, in a brief speech
on behalf of the association, welcomed
the dolegates to the city. He was followed by Rev. P. McF. Mocletid, who
welcomed them on behalf of tho clergy.
After more music, Mr. N. H. Jacks
spoke in answer to the words of welcome. He was followed by Mr. C.
W. Beers, general secretary at Portland; Mr. C. S. Mason, evangelistic
secretary of the Snn Francisco association; and Mr. M. M. Meyora, general
secretary of Tacoma. The Rev. Mr.
Wheeler, who lias just returned from
London, told of the great pleasure it
had given hiin lo meet whilo there
Mr. G. Williams, the founder of the
Young Men's Christian Association.
The Rev. Mr. Sample, of Fort
Smith, Texas, in a few words
spoko jf the work in his state, and the
pleasure it gave him to be present.
Refreshments followed, and a very
pleasant meeting camo to a close.
HckmiiIcIi Urgently ltciiutrcil.
Mr. Morris, manager of the gas
company, was in Vancouver yesterday
purchasing the pipe required for the
now gas main from the company's
works to the exhibition buildings. The
pipo will cost about §2,000, and is
now all ready for shipment to this
city. As mny bo noticed in another
column, tonders aro callod for on tho
construction of the main, but bo far
none have been receivod. When it is
remembered that the distanco botween
the two points is over a mile and a
half, that mnny turns with consequent
fittings have to bu mado, nnd that this
is the 18th of September, the full seriousness of tho question appears. If
thero is going to be light at the exhi-
tion buildings it is high time something wore being done. Men uro extremely scarce; fifty, at least, aro required on this pieco of work. Tho
railway is going to gobble up 30, ns
thoir notice shows. It is to lio trusted
that oor citizens will not have to turn
to themselves, and, discarding pen,
yard-sticks and compasses, assume the
pick and shovel and the monkey-
wrench, like the Jews of old on tlio
walls of rejuvenated Jerusalem. Mr.
Morris snys that the laying of this
main will ensuro ll bettor supply of .gaa
to the city on accouot of tho acquisition of forco nocesaary for tho no»
At latest accounts tlio gas company
has decided to lay a pipe mam from
Columbia st. up that stroot at tho
corner of which stands the Homer
residence. This will savo time, labor
and money.
A Happy F.vi-ni.
There was quito u flutter of excitement this morning at Dominion Place
—the residence of Peter Grant, Esq.,
of H, M. Customs, it being the oc-
cision of the marriage of his niece.
Miss May Grant. The fortunate man
on this happy occasion was Mr. Alex.
Matheson, one of the proprietors of
the Dominion Hotel, Kamloops. Tho
bride was dressud in a uoat travelling
suit of grey German clotli, with bonnet
to match ; she was attended by hor
oousin, Miss Emily Grant, daughter
of Oapt. Angus Grant, who was alio
dressed in a neat suit of groy, and it
iB needless to say that they both lookod
charming when tiiey entered tlio parlor
at tlie beginning of the ceremony,
which waa performed by the Rev. Tims.
Scolder, of St. Andrew's Presbyterian
church. Tho groom was supported
by Mr. JamesMcAi-thur, of Kamloops,
After the marriage the wedding breakfast wao iu ordm', when the happy
couple sat down with some twenty of
their relatives at a tablu beautifully
decorated with ii,overs and fruils and
literally loaded with nil the delicaciea
of the soisoii. After breakfast the
party to.m carriages for the C.P.R.
station, where ihoy boarded the train
for Vancouver, en, route, por steamer
Islander, for Victoria, whero part of
tho honeymoon will bo spoilt. Tho
bride was the recipient of many handsomo and valuable presents, among
which was one from Dominion Lodge,
No. 4,1. O. G. T., of which tho brido
has been an active member. Wo
offer our thanks for the usual wedding
favors and exl ond to Mr. and Mrs.
Matheson our hest wishes for their
future prosperity.
Dr. Walker, of Orillin, Ont., is in
tlio city, the guest of Mr. Corbould,
his uncle.
Guests at the Colonial : B. Campbell
and wife, Portland; H. P, Danoll,
Mrs. Baiss, 2 children, O. P. Scoves,
Matsqui ; F. C. White, Langley ; H.
A. Turnau, Chilliwhaok ; D. McRae,
Rov. C. Croucher arrived homo today after a throe mouths' absence in
Halifax and other parts of Nova Scotia.
He was warmly welcomed at the Junction and at the station in this city by
friends who were glad to seo him homo
again and looking woll.
Guests at the Qtioou's : John Endicott Sardnor, Victoria; D. E. Wulk-
er, Vancouver; R. Docon, Montreal;
C. H. Parkland, Seattlo; Jas. Adair,
Toronto; Robt. Newton, Montreal;
H. H. Aue, Sau Franoisco; T. L.
Robertson and wl'". Blaine; John
Roberts, Port Kolis; Hartley Ross,
District Court.
Before the Hon. Mr. Jnstto'o McCreight.
The case of All Yen, who was so^
seriously injured in llie Bhooting and
stabbing affray at Ladner's Lnndiug
lately, cume up this morning for examination. Mr. Cum Yow, of Vancouver, interpreted. It came out that
one of tlie principal witnesses for the
prosecution had been arrested by the
other side, nnd owing to the complication arising from this irregularity,
Governor Moresby nsked that the case
be remanded until tho 25th inat.,
wliich request was granted. All Yen,
the victim, was shot in tho region of
tho abdomen, but is expected to recover.
Westminster's.Team Rarrcri Out of the
Wet Test.  Vancouver Takes the
First Plnco.
Special to The Coi.ujiniAN.
Tacoma, Wash., Sept. 18.—Inthe
wet test competition to-day the results
were as follows: 1st, Vancouver, B.C.;
2nd, Walla Walla, Wash.; 3rd, Victoria, B.C.; Westminster, on nccount
of their nozzle having been altered beforo leaving their own city, were barred out by the judges.
Tacoma, Sept. 18.—Wo stand for
third plaoe; time, 38| seconds. The
judges protest againat our nozzle, it
having but 2\ threads. The Vancouver team take first place; timo,
36ij seconds. Walla Wnlla second;
timo 38J seconds. The Tacoma professional team mado the run in 41 seconds. The other two Tacoma teams
made a fluke and sot nn time. Nanaimo got water too fast; no timo.
They mado tho run in about 40 seconds. The dry testa start at 1:30 p.
tn. Wo havo a ninth placo with
twelvo entered. In the speed raoe we
have an eleventh placo, twelve entries. The professionals are very soro
over their defeat.
An Ai*guuicnl Against Early closing.
EblTOK Columbia.-,:—Allow me tho
privilege of occupying u small spuce in
your valuable paper, which I propose to
fill with good sense and reason, and
which every business man in tbo city is
more or less interested in. I do not pro-
pose to ridicule or criticise the actions of
tiio couucil in forcing laws upon tho citizens, but when it comes down to justice
they cannot but consider it an unjust action in closing hotels nt tlie early hour of
12 o'elook on week nights, So far aa the
Sunday dosing is concerned, 1 say it is
woll, and should lie striclly kept by
every hotel uud saloon hooper in the city.
What ( want to yet at is tho closing on
week nights at Ii! o'clock, thu result of
whicli is that the city is at a loss of hundreds of dollars.
I will relate from my own experience
an instance that occurred at my own
placo of business n short time ngo. There
were nine num unine down from Harrison
L:iko, lumbermen, who had checks
amounting to an average of §200, which
I endorsed for identification, Tho same
evening they were at my place of business, and us it camo near tho doting
timo I lnid to turn thom out on thu
street, and, unablo to get inside shelter,
they boarded thu early Vaucouvcr train.
Now those men, each of thom, were to
return, and before leaving wore to pur-
chaso a suit of clothes, underclothing,
boots, and other ueccssarics forthe winter sunson; but, seeing tho way they were
used, mado tho nocossary purchases iu
Vancouver, This is not tlie only caso
that might bo mentioned, but Jt is a daily
occurrence, driving those who come to
town to trade to other places. I trust
that tliis matter will havo tho consideration of our city authorities, and I think
it would only be their duty to have this
clause rescindod for their own benefit
and tlio citizens' at large; for it is impossible to accommodate the public under
the said clause.—Yours respectfully,
R. W. MolNTOSlI,
New Westminster, Sopt. 17, 1881).
A young Englishman named Walter
Hooper, who had been living in tho
Manitoba district several years, and
who mis married two months ago to a
young lady from England, brought
his lifo t" a siuldcii close yesterday
morning at 11:30 hy drinking two
ounces of carbolic nciil. No apparent
reason can be assigned for the rash act.
(From I'M'.'.y Columbian, Sept.  ?,''.)
Posco in tho polico couit this morning.   No cases.
Tliu street sprinkler is doing good
aervice on Columbia and Front streets,
R. W. Armstrong has paid his subscription to the Exhibition Fund.
Great quantities of hay aro being roceived from up river. It, has boen a
good year for hay nnd the price ought
to be low tins winter.
Kidd'ssalt works, Godoricli, Out.,
ampng the largest in Camidn, wero
bnrnod ibis morning bv an incendiary.
Tho loss is §10,000; iniurunoe, £3,000.
Tho repairs to tbe lower end of
Douglas street aro nearly Iinislied;
the earth is being laid on thickly ovor
tho sawdust. A sidewalk on the right
side facing tho river will bo duly appreciated by all who are in a hurry to
catch the train.
A Ohinaman who stole a §20 gold
pieco from a half-breed two yoars ngo,
was recognized by tho latter to-day,
but nothing could bo done in the
mutter on nccount of tliu long period
of timo which has elapsed since the
commission of tho crime, and tho
absence of any witnesses.
Mr. Richard Pickering, C. E., will
leave in the morning for Now Westminster and Vancouver. While on
the mainland ho wilt visit Ohilcotin
Lake in tho interests of English capitalists, und make an examination and
form estimates of its capacity for irrigating purposes, etc.—Times of Tuesday.
Tlie old belfry tower behind Holy
Trinity church lins been demolished,
and tho bolls now dumbly recline in
the dusty roadway, awaiting, presumably, a glorious elevation inlo a moro
Worthy sphere. There iB quilo a
chime, and it seems a pity that thoy
should not be used to play tho carillon
and usual belfry music.
The causo of the shooting caso at
Ladner's Landing was gambling, ono
of the most prolific causes of Ofiinese
disturbances. To put a stop to this
practice among the celestials ia a task
beyond tho power of any police, it is
practiced in the greatest secrecy and
with sentries posted, and generally
within sound of the passing officer's
foot steps.
A party of prospectors, ono of whom
is Mr. Llewellyn, tho diver, loft yesterday for Yale, near whicli place
they intend to examine the river bod.
They will investigate all tho bars and
expect to be very successful in
bringing up nuggets of a good size.
Information will no doubt be forthcoming as to lho success attending
their efforts.— World, Stjit. ISth.
The ghost of the Oolumbia street
flume, liko Banquo's, will nut down.
The latest vagary of this monumental
pieco of uncivil engineering is a burst
in the gas main that crosses it. The
smell consequent upon this uncalled
for action of the gas pipe, is something
better imagined than experienced.
The continual mining at this part of
the streot has a decided tendoucy to
mnke tho surrounding proporty
owners fatigued. It is hoped that it
will be all over  by  exhibition  week.
i Westminster to Of-lawn.
Can'l Conic.
Tho following despatch from tho
Victoria lacrosso club to thu secretary
of tho Westminstor club hns boen received: "Sorry we cannot play ut N.
\V. during exhibition woek!" Tho Vuncouver team will therefore piny WestminBter insload, antl no diminution of
interest or excitement will bo felt.
On I lie irurpiitli.
News is hard to get theso times, but
in spite of that Mr. A. Smith at tbo
polico station has many serious objections to being aroused from bis
peaceful slumbers by oven such a
respectable aud wealthy member of tho
community as a reporter. This happened last night, and the victim of the
outrage has serious thoughts of exchanging the bull dog's chain for a
piece of thin and easily broken string
so that all such callers may huvu all
the nows they want and bo hospitably
entertained by getting a bite boforo
tbey go.
 *—*-*- —■-	
Blon. Mr. rjcwtliicy's Movements.
Hon. Edgar Dewdney, minister cf
tho interior, was banqueted at tho
Dolmonico hotel, Victorin, on Monday
night. Yrestcrdny morning Hon. Mr.
Dewdney and Mrs. Dewdney and
party arrived at Vancouver on iho
Islander. During tho day the distinguished guosts were taken for a cruiso
up tho North Arm of tho Inlet and
had a luncheon on the water and a
delightful time generally. To-dny llio
visitors woro driven around Stanley
Park, and ovor thu principal streets
of Vancouver. This evening Mrs.
Dewdney will hold an "At Homo" at
tho Hotel Vancouver and to-morrow
Hon. Mr. nnd Mrs. Dewdney will
leave for Ottawa.
It's Not So.
Mr. T. Adkui'inaii, chief of tho ino
department, called at this uitieu to-d.iy
uud said that an impression injurious
tu the reputation of tho hoso ro'ej team
which went to Tacoma bus got abroad
in thiB city. It is being reported
around town that the nozzle taken by
the toam had been tnniporod with in
snch a way that in screwing it on less
turns would have to bo made. This
is not only quite untrue, but the fact of
tho mutter is that the nozzle thread was
grooved out doeper and an extra thread
put on. This is tho truth of tho matter, and sofarfromunydishoncstmotivo
being harbored by our boys they really
injured themselves by their very anxiety to have everything strictly squaro
and abovo board, A good deal of
wrangling ia going on at Tacoma over
tlio results of tho tests, and in the
ovont of Vancouver being counted out
Wostminstor will get third place.
The Rov. J. M. McGuickin, O. M.
1., hns received nu intimation that
necessitates his almoat immediate departure for Ottawa to fill the position
of Rector of tho Catholic University
there. Mucli of Rev. Father McGuick-
ill's time in this oity has been given
to tho management of St. Louis Col-
logo, and although the reverend gentleman has a deservedly high reputation as n pulpit orator, ho hns shono
more particularly in educational work.
Thoso who have beard him preach cannot fail to hnvo noticed that ho has a
profound und intimate acquaintance
with tho theology of bis church, and
that he is a widely read and thoughtful ecclesiastic. His removal to Ottawa is proof sufficient that his superiors are aware of his brilliant talents,
for Ottawa is to Catholic Canada what
Stoneyhurst and Beaumont are to
thoso of the sumo creed in the United
Kingdom. To those who havo como
into intimato acquaintance with Father McGuickin his removal from this
city will be u mattor of profound regret, und wo assure him that lie will
bu followed by lhe cordial good wishes
of those of every creed in the Royal
Shipping Entelllgciii'e.
Tho steamer Michigan is expected
this ovening or oarly tomorrow mom-
Tho stenmer Emma is ut the C.P.R.
dock having her pilot and deck houses
Tho Rainbow arrived this afternoon
with tiio usual amountof freight and
The Gladys arrived from up river
points with a cargo of farm produco,
hay in bales and a numbor of passengers.
The Rev. Mr. Cruncher's little steam
launch wus noticed careering down
stream ibis morning at her usual fine
The Irving left at 4 o'olock this
morning for Hope. Sho will return tomorrow with a band of cattlo, 130
head, from tho Hopo ranches.
The Rithet left this mornin!; at the
usual hour, having on board 100 head
of cattle, I) horses, 4 car loads of feed,
150 bales of hay nud a large cargo of
general merchandise. She hud a full
passenger list.
Special lo the Columbian,
Tacoma, Sept. 19, 4 p. in.—We
have withdrawn from the championship race to-day. Will run in the
speed race to-morrow morning, nnd
will leavo for homo on the 5 p. m.
boat after the race. The boys are sll
well.   The weather is very hot.
The Liquor License Ity-I.itw.
Eoitor C'olomuias-.—In your issue of
last night there appeared a communica
tion from Mr. R. W. Mcintosh in wliich
it was claimed that the restrictions imposed on hotol keepers by the by-law are
unnecessarily stringent, and opposed to
tho commercial interests of tho city, and
ought to bo modified. Mr, Mcintosh
seems to have misapprehended tho intent
and meaning of some of these restrictions.
There is nothing in the by-law requiring
hotclstocloso at midnight, or at any time.
A greut many poople fail to make a clear
distinction between hotels and bars,
whereas this distinction is clearly mndo
in tlio by-low. It requires all bars to
close at 24 o'clock, but permits hotels to
remain open as long as tho proprietors
mny choose. A bar is not a necessary
adjunct to a hotel. It provides neither
food nor lodging for guests, and it might
be closed permanently or dispensed with
altogether without serious inooiivonionoo
or harm to any one. The bar is simply
and solely an establishment whero persons may be supplied with a beverage
whioh is not only unnecessary Imt positively harmful, in a great majority of
casos at least; and Mr. Mclnto-ii will
scarcely deny that this beverage is tbe
immediate cause of a great dual of tho
poverty; suffering, crimo and unnatural
death which bring unnecessary sorrow
into every community. It is tliis admitted evil that tho by-law sooks to restrain, while it leaves untouched all the
necessary appliances of n hotel. But as
there are some persons who have through
habit acquired such a lilting for this pernicious beverage that tlicy regard it as a
necessary accompaniment to every meal,
tho by.law provides that liquors may bo
served witli meals at any hour of tlio
niglit or day. Suroly such a provision
should bc regarded as liberal enough to
meet tiic reasonable requirements of any
circumstances likely ta ocelli'. The bylaw does not make it necessary for a hotol
keeper to turn away from his housu any
person aftor 24 o'clock except 'lioso who
are there for tho purpose of drinking
liquor, and it may bo doubted if any one
will bc ablo to show tiiat either tiio material or moral interests of any community require) bars to bo kept open uftor
midnight for that purpose, Compliance
with tin: provisions of the by-law may
result in diminishing the revenue of tlie
bar, but this means a proportionate reduction in tiic amount of drinking—
which may be taken to have boon tliu express object tbu counoil bus in view.
Such incidents as tint mentioned i:i Mr.
Mcintosh's lottor must be very :,uu indued, nnd nro soiircoly worthy of being
considered when not against tiiu material
and moral advantages involved in any
measure which tends to curtail the terrible evils of intemperance.    Yours, &c.
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noldwly VOLUME 34
NO. 39.
Wednesday -Homing. Sept. 115, IS8I).
(From Daily Columbian, Sept. 20.)
The river was extremly low this
morning; for somo reason or other.
The salmon cntch continues largo.
Thero aro many boats on the rivor.
The sockeyo Bpecies predominates.
The  gas  main  to  tbo  exhibition
building is boing pushed forward rapidly by a strong forco of  skilled  work-
,  mon.
Tlie Siwashes are swarming Into the
city in hordes, and the swoet faces of
klootohes give an air of distingue to
the promenades.
Guests at tlio Queens: J. C. West,
John H. Edwards, Jas. Edwards,
Victoria ; John Roberts, Vancouvor ;
F, Lawson, London.
For the lust few doys a great quantity of pollen has been noticed Heating
down stream. This is tho truo index
of approaching winter.
Guests at tlio Colonial: D. Muir,
0. 0. Morrell, W, L. Fagan, Vancouver; R. L. Ciuvston, Keromeos;
D. McOillvniy, Sumass.
Business throuhout the city, oxcept
in the building branches, was vory
quiet to day. This is the lull before
the storm ; our morchanta will hnvo all
tho business they can attend to ubout
a week from date.
Mr. Ira Wilson, of Cadbora Bay, has
lost liftoen sheep through tbo ravages
of a panther. Although a sharp watch
has beon kept on the varmint to givo
him a riflo shot, ho lias proved too
cuto to bo caught napping.
At various places near tlio centre of
tho oity tho sidewalks aro in a dangerous condition : iu some there aro loose
planks which tip up when stopped upon, while others are so rotten thnt tiiey
crumble away at the touch.
No police court this morning, Tho
constables are not disgusted with tho
good behavior of over.ybody, but they
do wish thoro was something stirring.
Thero is too much businoss on hnnd
throughout the oity just now to permit
of much nonsense.
Tho enterprising Victoria (B. 0.)
Board of Trade has issued its tenth
annual report, covering tlio period
from 6th July, 1888, to 5th July, 1889.
Ths phamphlct is well gotten up, cor-
tains a considerable nmount of special
and general information, and is credit-
ablo tn tlio organization publishing it.
About toil o'clock Tuesday night a
smnll child belonging to nn emigrant
family bound for Pugot Sound, accidentally fell into tho wator from the
deck of the steamer Olympian at Victoria. Dave Sweeney, tho freight
clerk, seeing tho child's predicament,
sprang after tho littlo one and returned
it to its thankful parents.
Tho games committeo of the Caledonian and St, Andrew's Society will
hold a meeting somo evening next
weok to make a final arrangement
about thoir work. Tho ground will be
in readiness for laying oil'for tho 100
yards and other races in u day or two.
Tho base ball diamond will also bo
marked off at the earliest opportunity.
Tho str. Irving arrived this afternoon at 2:45 o'clock. Sho had a heavy
list of goods for consignees in the city,
120 hoad of Similkuiiiocn cattle for
Van Volkenburg Bros., and 42 passengers. A lingo number of Chinamen,
who have beon working on the ra.il-
way and at lumbering, wore among tho
passengers. Tho cattlo are lino specimens of up country booves, and quite
equal to any lately recoived.
Tho steamor Lakmo is at presont at
Nanuimo. She has been chartered by
Turner, Boeton & Co., to go to Skeona
river for a load of salmon. Slio wont
from Tacoma to Vancouver, and the
customs liouse officer there told tho captain to go to Nanaimo, aud she arrived
there yesterday. Mr. Smith, customs
houso officer, will not givo the steamer
a clearance. Ho has telegraphed to
Ottawa for instructions. — IKstiiiesa'ai/'s
ft mes.
Posters aro out announcing a threo
days' race  mooting  at   Ashcroft  on
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct.
10,11 and 12.   This is iu connection
with tho agricultural exhibition to bo
held at Ashcroft on tha. 10th and leth,
and will mako  quito a  stir  iu  tho
ambitious and  progressive  oity,  and
will bo tho means of drawing a Inrgo
concourse of poopio,   Tho events consist of the Cache Creok and provincial
stakes on the lirst day, the Settlers uud
Cayolo stakes on tho second day, nnd
tho Ashcroft Derby and Consolatiou
stakes on the third dny.    In addition,
Indian races will bo arranged for oach
day.       ___________
Pretty Well Advertised,
At, tlio mooting of. tho cololiriitioli
committees lust night somo ouo mado
lho remark that tho Agricultural
Association was to blaino for nut
sufficiently advertising tho oxhibition.
It may bo stated that tho exhibition
is advertised in ovory paper in the
provinco, as well us by 1500 prize lists
and 1,000 largo posters.
.initio Sniiflossftil.
Thn (ire extinguishing exhibition
Wednesday night on Court House
squaro was again successful. The instrument in the hands of Mr. Pearson
wsb subjected to a very sevoro test.
A number of urchins had built a liro
for thoir own amusement somo forty
foet from the test liro, and they ignited thoir pilo at tho samo timo aa tlio
othor. Wheu Mr. Pearson hnd completely put out tho coal oil blaze a gen-
tlomiin in tho crowd cried to him,
"Can't you put out the other onoj"
"Certainly," said he, and stepping
leisurely ovor to tlie burning muss, lio
reduced it to bluck and harmless
ashes in a fow seconds. Tho crowd
wero astonished nt, iho powers nf tho
instrument nnd fully expressed thoir
Children Cryfor
Turned the Hone on Kllul,
A Seattle paper roports that at Tacoma on Tuesday aftornoon when the
Astoria hose team got the water, one
of tho judges, T. Deasy, chief of tho
Victoria firo department, claimed they
did not have the proper coupling,
whon tho man at the hose turned the
water ou him, and a tight was about to
ensue when Chief Rainey stepped up
and compelled tho man lo lay down
the hoso.
Special School Hoard Meeting.
A special meeting of tho school
board was held last night to consider
Iho applications for tlio position of
lirst assistant teacher in the boy's
division, contral school.
Mr. Geo. MaoRao, who hos been
teaching at Port Moody, where he
provod himself a very efficient teacher,
was appointed to tho position.
The janitor's salary was increased to
§30, and- the  school children will be
made happy by being granted two days
holiday during oxhibition week.
 . . .	
rivMiil,mini lo the Bev. Father  Mc-
(ialckon, O. HI. I.
A meeting whicli represented tho
wholo Roman Catholic population of
St. Peter's Parish was hold in the
Library Hall on Thursday evening'.
Mr. Chnrlos McDonough in tlio
The parishioners who had not already
signed thon affixed their signature to
tho address, and the meoting adjourned
to the house of the Roman Catholic
Bishop, whore the address was read
and the presentation made.
Tho rev. father thanked his friends
most cordially, and in concluding a
very eloquent reply ho said in tones
full of feeling—"I regret to leave you,
but it is my duty to obey the order of
my superiors, I niU6t go and hopo you
will pray for me ; and I assure you I
shall always pray for you."
Tho pastor aud his people parted on
this occasion in good old fashioned
stylo like true friends deeply moved
by memories of the past.
Tho Boyal City's Credit.
In the report of Monday night's
council proceedings, published in this
paper on Tuesday last, there was a
paragraph to the effect that the tender
of the Bank of Montreal for the city's
$85,000 street and park debentures
was 102', and that the tender was accepted. This fact merits more than
passing attention. That Westminster's
five percent, bonds should soil at a
premium ot 2' per coot, is extremely
satisfactory as demonstrating the high
standing wliich the city has in the
money markets of the world. A recent
sale of similar bonds by the city of
Vancouver realized 101.65, and the
"terminal oity" press felicitated itself
considerably over the result. The
premium of 2J per cent, on the §85,-
000 of debentures will amount in the
aggregate, as any one may figure for
himself, to a Utile over $1800, which
amount the city will be in pocket on the
transaction. We have always held
that Westminster's solidity nnd promise were unexceptionable, and the
monetary institutions of the country
evidently think so too.
 , * . .
Temperance Lecture by llie Bev. D. \.
Last uight in tho W. C. T. U. hall,
on Douglas street, beforo an audience
that occupied noarly every Beat in the
spacious room, which, if the remark
will bo pardoned, is not very well ventilated : any one entering from tho
frosh nir Inst night must have been
struck by tho vitiated atmosphere iu
the hall. Tho subjoct of ventilation
occupies tho very next seat to that of
temperance. Tho reverend gentleman
for over an hour and a half kopt his
audience thoroughly interested iu the
subject. Ho gavo a clear and easily
understood summary of tho chemical
analysis of the two bottles of wine beforo him. Ono of those bottles contained a clear, inviting-looking liquid,
which tho lecturer said was unfermont-
cd; the other bottlo was filled with a
dark liquid—tormented wine. Mr.
Lucas took Btrong exception to the
slander which he said had boen thrown
upon the namo of the Saviour by those
who took position against tho temperance question. Thoy said lhat Christ
himself sanctioned tho uso of wino in
mnny unitances. Tho leoturer said
that Christ never did anything of the
kind; tho wine ho did speak uE was
unferinented and harmless. Saint
Paul's advico t> Timothy to take "a
littlu wino fnr liis stomach's sake," was
ably disposed of, and shown to bo by
im menii3 a license to drinking. Every
ono present ivas deeply impressed with
lho remarks of tho speaker and a
hearty voto of thanks was awarded
A collection for tho benefit of tlio
W, C. T. U. was taken up, and ul
about 10 o'clock the audience dis
moualy chosen officers of iho convention.: T. M. Henderson, of Victoria,
president; G. F. Orchard, of Tacoma;
Hon. John RobBon, of Victoria; D. S.
Curtis, of New Westminster; vice-
presidents; A. E. Rand, of New Westminster; E. W. Frewer, of Vanoouver,
secretaries. When the business above
mentioned was finished the convention adjourned to tho Wilson Hall
where an elaborate spread had been
prepared by the ladies of the Baptist
aud Congregational churches. Five
long tables were well filled by the delegates and friends ot the work, all of
whom did justice to tho delicacies so
bountifully provided by Iho ladies. After a considerable lime had been spent
at the lunch a number of excellent and
witty speeches wore delivered, whioh
wero listened to with great interest
and frequently applauded. After the
entertainment of thia material character had beon amply enjoyed by the
visitors and friends, Rev. E. D. McLaren, B. A., on behalf of Mayor Oppenheimer, who was unavoidably absent, made a welcoming speech. Mr.
McLaren extended greetings of the most
cordial character. Addresses of wol-
come were then dolivered by the Rev.
J. li. Kennedy and W. Hioks, after
which Hon. Jno. Robson, president of
tho Victoria association, was called
upon for a speech and responded in a
witty and happy mannor. He was
followod by addresses by Henry E.
Brown, a member of the international
committee, and Rev. G. A. Tewks-
bury, paBtor of tho first Congregational
church of Seattlo. G. A. Charnock,
secretary of tho Vancouver association,
then gave out noticos of subsequent
services and meetings, after which the
convention adjourned to the New
Baptist church, whero devotional exercises wore continued until 3:30 p. m.
The transaction of routine business and
the reading of reports and papers was
then proceeded with, and in the evening a praiso meeting was held, followed by an address by Rev. Mr. Starr,
of Victoria, who took for his subject,
"The word of God is the only safe
guide for young men." The convention met to-day in the Baptist church
at 9 a. m. and 2 p. m. and at the Imperial Opora liouse at 7:30 in the evening. All meetings are open and the
public are cordially invited to be present.
 .  .   .	
The Celebration Committee Meet and
Ulscuss rrobablHtes.—Good Beporls
From Sob.Commlttees.
Sljclh .tnmniH'onvcntlon ol-lho PaclHc
NorUim-st Association.
Tho sixth annual convention of the
Young Men's Christian Association of
tho Pnciiic Noithwcst commenced in
Vancouver yestorday, anil will bo continued until Sundny. Tho morning
session commenced by nn informal
meeting iu tho rooms of tho association,
at which many woro present. At 10:30
u devotional meeting at tlio Baptist
Ohurch was commenced, conducted by
N. II. Jacks. Tliero wero eighty-six
delegates prosent, Aftor the servico
all met nt the Y.M.C.A. rooms, when
the convention wns doclnrcd open.
Tlio   following  persons   worn unani-
Pitcher's Castoria.
Last night at the City Hall, sometime between 8 and 9 o'clock, the mayor
called the meeting aB much to order
as circumstances would allow. The
gathering was positively sans ceremonie,
and as every second man had a lighted
cigar or pipe stuck in his mouth, it
would bo hard to imagine anything
more easy or more calculated to inspire genuine admiration for the glorious freedom of our beloved country.
It was really a pity that the real business of the evening was conducted in
such a loud manly tone of voico, that
those gentlemen who were pleased to
amuse themselves by whispering together rather loudly, too, wore very
much inconvenienced and annoyed.
In fact the Bight would have made a
stranger from the hampered east smile
with pleasure and yet envy, thus
viewing our citizens carrying the refreshing habitsof tho billiard and smoking-room into tho oity capitol. Any
young man who will start an elocution
class in this city deserves a monument
and his portrait hung in the City Hall.
Of all the fine, intelligent-looking young men at the meeting last
evening, not ono know how to address
tho chair or audience properly and
nothing ia more painful than to watch
and listen to an awkward speaker.
If our young men would stand up
straight, and keep their hands off the
dosk in front of them, and not betray
suoh an intense longing'to sit down
again that thoy are bending down half
tho time, as if iu readiness to dodge
an inkstand or a ruler hurled at them
from the chair, they would appear
vastly more to advantage and confor a
benefit on thoso who listen.
Tha minutes of last meeting having
been read aud confirmed, the following
communications wero considered.
From William Seitz of Vancouvor,
asking tho committee to grant free
tickets to members of the Jockey club
who have cards for tho presont year,
for admission to the grounds. After
a great deal of disoussion it was finally
moved by Mr, Whyte, seconded by
Aid Cunningham, that tho communo
cation bo referred to tlio agricultural
association and secretary instructed to
advise Mr. Seitz accordingly:   Carried.
From Captain John Irving in regard
to transport of "0" Buttery band, stating that tho C. P. N. Co. would carry
thein at excursion rates, §3 for round
trip. Recoived und filed. Aid. Roid
proposed that application be mado to
tho owners of tho Rainbow iu rogard
tu this niatter. Aid. Jnquos, who
goes to Victoria mi Tuesday, will transact this business.
Thu reception committee bad no.
written report. No replies had been
received ii'iui peisous invited. Roport, .-.neb as it was, adopted.
The printing committee reported
programme published and distributed.
Tlio procession committee reported
everything going on swimmingly, and
that iho musical arrangements had all
boon satisfactorily concluded.
Tho artillery and rillo companies
have not been formally invited to take
part, but it ia understood,, that the
officers intend lo hue u turn out of
the men. The suggestion of Mr. S.
J.-Thompson that a cunuou be taken
up lo the park and used In lire salutua
waa qiuirtl'ied liy his worship saying
lhat llin people ni'nuiul tho park
hud nil the artillery practico lately
thoy wanted for sumo tune   io  como.
Mr. Woliter remarked thai it was
UIII'"l'!i«into thai 'li" foot bull niid
boiil moil j liutii coin   uu   t io  same
day, thus making it impossible for the
foot ball men to coinpoie in tho regatta. As something had to clash in the
programme, and it was too late to
make alterations, this part of the programme was allowed to remain intact.
His worship said that a friend of his
in Victoria intended sending 3 horses
to take part iu tho races. Secretary
Mackintosh caused a good deal of
amusement by stating that a gentleman in Calgary was Bending a car load
for the same purpose.
The sports committee reported favorably on tho various branches of athletics on the programmo. Mr. J. C.
Whyto reported for the lacrosse, und
referred to tho Victorias refusing to
come as if ho wore not sorry at all, the
Vancouvers would give juat as good a
game as the Islanders, without the
squabbling. The baso ball club wishes to
tako the gate receipts on Saturday
order to recoup themselves for los
which they have sustained lately; the
request was laid over. Messrs. Grant,
Cunningham, Calbick and Whyto wore
appointed a committee to look after
the erection of the grand stand.
The mayor roported good progress
mado by tho dancing committee.
The decoration committeo reported
that two arches will bo constructed,
ono on Columbia street and the other
near the park.
Tho fire works committee aBked for
anothor §100. Mr. Moresby said that
every effort ought to be used to make
this part of tho entertainment a success. Many people here had never
seen firo works aud he thought that if
the pyrotechnic display could by a
little extra expense be made to last 3
instead of 2 hours, it would be well
spent money. Mr. Fraser proposod
giving prizes amounting to §100 for an
Indian band competition, and, like Mr.
Moresby's for tho firo works, the idea
was generally opproved. Aid. Reid
thought tho gas company ought to
make a special effort the night of tho
illumination. Mr. McTieman will be
asked to bring all the Indians possiblo
into town.
Mr. Ross reported for the billeting
committee that the drill shed will be
fitted up with accomodations for 150
persons. The committee has also obtained all information about receiving
On motion tho name of Sheriff Armstrong was added to the reception committee.
It was roported that nothing had
been dono to advertise either Victoria
or Vancouver, but a gentleman in the
audienoe said that the circulars had
been mailed yesterday. No word had
been received as to the gun-boat, but
his worship thought it likely that one
would be sent by Admiral Heneage.
The moeting then adjourned.
New steamship Company.
The Puget Sound and Alaska Steamship Company have been incorporated
at Olympia, W. T., with a capital
stock of §000,000. The objects are
the building, purchasing, acquiring,
owning, equipping, furnishing, fitting,
supplying and navigating sailing vessels and vessels propelled wholly or
partially by steam or other motive power, tugboats, barges and lighters, to be
used in all lawful business, trade, commerce and navigation upou the ocean,
seas, sounds, bays, inlets, straits, tidewaters, rivers, lakes and canals.
Conclusion of the Two   Days' Work.
Victoria's Anniversary.
Tho second day of tho gouoral secretaries' conference of the Y. M. C. A.
waB opened in tho association hall at 9
a. in. yesterday, devotional exercises
being conducted by E. C. Roper, general secretary of East Portland. At
9:30 D. S. Ruterbaugh, general secretary of Astoria, conducted Bible study
for oue hour, when M. M. Meyors,
goneral socrctnry of Tacoma, delivered
a very interesting paper on "Our
Reading Rooms, Tlieir Management," which was listened to with
wrapt attention by thoso present. At
12 a. m. another interesting papor was
read by C. W. Beers, genoral secretary of Poitland, on "Tho Goneral
Secretary's responsibility to tho Stato
Tho conference has boon well attended and tho visitors are woll pleased
with Victoria and the treatment they
received at tlio hands of tho secretary
and committee of tho Victoria branch
of tho associations. Yesterday afternoon the members took sail boati and
went to Esquimalt, where they visitod
H. M. ships.
At 7:30 hist ovening a grand praise
servico wns hold, nnd at tf tho anniversary services of tho Victoria ussociution
wero hold in tho Pandora Btroet Methodist church, the building being about
half filled. The exercises opened with
u praiso son'ico by lho choir under the
leadership of Mr. ,1. G. Brown. Tho
first psalm was then road by ltev. C. S.
Mason, followed by a prayer .by Rov.
J. E. Starr. Mr. 0 VV. Boors, of
Portland, camo next with a vocal solo,
wliich was succeeded by the opening
speech given liy lion. John Rubsoo,
president of lho Victoria association.
The annual roports of tlio treasurer,
Mr. Watorson, and of tho genoral secrotary, Mr. Teague, woro road and
Bhowed a very satisfactoiy year's advance. Addresses wero afterwards delivered by Rev. Mossl-s. Mason and
Starr, Mr. Myers, Mr. Noel H. Jacks
and Mr. H. E. Brown; Mrs. McCrady,
of New Westminster, providing a
charming treat for all present in tho
form of several ningtilfloetlt stilos.—
Thursday's Colonist,
(From Daily Columbian, Sept. 21.)
Miss Linnie Lewis, the accomplished
artist, has sin advertisement in this
issue whioh should bo  carefully read.
At a special meeting of the Victoria
Athletic Club held Thursday evening,
W. H. Quinn, the wreatler, was elected a member.
Chief Pearce and Chiof Ackerman
went through the Chinese quarters
this morning on a tour of polico and
firo inspection.
A number of the rille men went
over to the range for practice to-day.
The atmosphere was not all that was
desirable, but at the medium distances
some good sport was possible.
Tho minstrel band headed by its
drain major awoke the echoes on the
principal streets of lhe city to-day.
They wore resplendent, in gorgeous
Zouave uniforms and their music was
also fine.
Philip, an Indian who was found
guilty of being intoxicated, was fined
§5.00 and costs at tho police court this
morning. Phil, deposited a big silver
watoh ua a forfeit until he could raise
tho monoy. He was also charged with
having liquor in his posaeasion, but
under tho circumstances tho charge
wns not pressed.
Tho captain of the Lakme was interviewed by a Free Press reporter us to
his detention at the port of Nanaimo.
He said that ho was chartered by
Messrs. Turner, Boeton & C". to load
salmon at tho Skeena river for Astoria. He claims that the customs officials nt New Westminstei' informed
him that ho could obtain his clearance
pppers at Nanaimo, but on arriving
there Collector Smith would not do so.
Captain Graves states that some one
will havo to pay for his detention, as
he was acting under instructions from
tho firm which chartered tho vessel.
Tho Dominion Illustrated for September 14 has some features of exceptional interest, Among these may be
mentioned a portrait of Boatswain
Hawkins, of the "Rush," whose in-
volun' ry trip to Victoria, B. C, in
the "Black Diamond,"' our readers
have not forgotten; illustrations nf the
Halifax Carnival; a fine view of Owl's
Head, near Lake Memphromngog; a
good portrait of tho Hon. Judge
Lynch, and some characteristic groups
of Manitoban Indians. Mrs. Spragge's
sketches lose none of their interest.
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by the Dominion Illustrated Publishing Oompany, of which Mr. G. E.
Desbarats is the manager. Subscription, §4 a year. Address: 73 Saint
James street, Montreal.
V. .11. C. A. Convention.
Yesserday constituted the second
day of the sixth annual convention of
the Young Men'a Ohrisiian Association
of the Pacifio Northwest, at Vancouver.
The morning session was occupied wilh
a Bible lesson and the reading of
several interesting papers in which the
following gentlemen took part: H.
E. Brown, Biblo reading; F. W.
Teague, paper on the "Impoitince of
summer outdoor sports and recreation
grounds ;" Filmore Tanner, of Spokane Falls, on behalf of Mrs, Tanner,
paper on "How to organize and derive
the most benefit from ladies' auxiliary
committees;" Everett Smith, of
Seattle, paper on "Tho lyceum, its
power and position in our woik ;"
N. H. Jacks, state secretary, paper ou
"District work and conventions." At,
12:30 an adjournment was made tj tho
Wilson Hall, where, as on the previous
day, a lino repast had beon prepared,
on thia occasion, however, by the
ladiea of Ohrist Church and the
Methodist churches. Aftor luncheon,
Hon. John Robson, who presided,
rose, aftor the reading of notices of
the afternoon's work, to express his
rcgrot iu being obliged to le.ivo for
Victoria that afternoon. He delivered
a short and enthusiastically received
address and closed by presenting to
the Vancouver Association nn SSC0
city lot. Addresses by a number of
others followed. At tho aftornoon
session iliore was a Biblo leading nud
a numbor of able and interesting papers
were presented, A business mooting
was hold nt Hotel Vuncouver at 4:30
o'olock, and in the evening there was
a praiso sorvico at tho Imperiiil Opera
house, followed by addresses, solos,
etc. Thin morning at 9 o'clock, a
public devotional meeting was hold nt
tho Baptist church, conducted by Rev,
C. F. Clapp, of Portland, Or.
waa a great success; tho blending of
ine voices and the good time loft little
to be desired. Miss McNab's reading, "Betsy destroys the paper," was
one of the finest efforts of tlie evening ; as an elocutionist Miss McNab
undoubtedly occupies a good position,
but the true merit of the performance
was the sympathy wliich characterized
the reading. Very hearty applause
showed the appreciation of the audience. Mrs. Trew fairly surpassed
herself on the piano, in her rendition
of the beautiful morcetra by Nortb,
"His sorrow thy young days ehaded."
Only those who have something more
than a superficial knowledge of instrumental music and the mere nomenclature of harmonic science, can criticize
Buch performances. The audience demanded an encore, which was gracefully accorded. "Dingdong bell" by
the choir was pleasant to listen to, and
Mrs. Poiugdestre's song, "What will
you do love?" was receivod with hearty
applause. "Pierot" by Mrs. Lyal
disclosed one plain fact—that this
lady's voico was perhaps tho most
cultured of any of the ringers. Mrs.
Lyal replied to an enthusiastic encore
by excelling tho first song in another,
sung with grent pathos and sweetness.
"Saved by a child," one of Piccolo-
mini's beautiful songs, received full
justico from Mr. O. Lyal, whose well
trained voice appeared lo full advantage in this effort. Refreshment)
wore served at tho conclusion of this
song and tho audience enjoyed a few
minutes' pleasant chat boforo the choir
assembled on the platform tn givo the
final part song, "Lovely night," one
of tho most successful efforts. Tho
singing of "Auld Lang Syne" wound
up as pleasant an evening as this
season has cson. About §70 were
t ilcen, and tho promoters of the entertainment aro well pleased.
Shipping Intelligence.
Tho Irving brought 120 head of cat
tlodown last night from tho Similkameen ranches.
The Dunsmuir arrived this afternoon
from Nnnaimo with a cargo of coal and
a quantity of general merchandise.
The steamor Delta paBsed down the
river to-day with a scow load of stone
for use at tho mattresses at the sandheads.
Tho Agnes has taken all the briok
from Wise's whorf brought in hy the
Lakme to it- destination at the Ross-
McLaren Mills.
The Irving hsd 12,000 feet, of lumber
for Chilliwack anil neighborhood when
she left this morning, also about 25
tons of freight and a good number of
Four car loads of shoep were set
down on the C. P. N. dock early
this morning. Tho sheep were among
the finest ever reoeived here; they are
from Clapperton's ranch at Nicola
and are consigned to Mr.   Dickinson.
The steamer Rithet left this morning
for Victoria. She had 50 head of cattle, a quantity of baled hny and fatm
produce. She also took on enough
freight at the Delta to make up the full
load. Tlie usual number of passengers
were on her list.
The Miohigan arrived at horwharf to-
day'with the Ugliest freight Bhe has yet
brought to this poit. The consignee)
were the Royal City Plaining Mill)
and Messrs. Mathers & Milligan, together making about 10 tons of merchandise. She will take away 0,500
cases of salmon for Astoria.
At Collingwond, Ont, , yesterday,
liro burned Oallury's blook, Horuking
& McFnddou's hardware store, Diirn-
ford Bros.' grocery store, Danford,
Roach & Co.'s geuoial attire, the. ti'lt-
graph and express offices-, lhe Musunio
Hall and the Mechanics' Institute,
L..-.S, S'.'U.liOO.
Was the Presbyterian Choir Concert
In tho Old Church.
An audience of over 200 people filled
the old Presbyterian church to about
its full capacity last night, when the
choir came upon tho platform to sing
the opening gleo. Thia selection was
sung wilh good ofi'i'ct ami gavo evidence of training. Tlio piano duet by
Mrs. Tit.ov and Misa Frasor, although
a pieco bristling with difficulties, was
skilfully performed and gave genuine
pleasure to the audience. Miss Clark
sang in the third number ou the programme instead ol Mrs. Poingdestre.
Miss Clark's voico nnd style of singing
are vory pleasing, aud the applaune
with which she was rewarded, was
deserved. Mr. Vidal's song, "Good
byo swootheart," gave that gentleman
a good chance to display the powers of
hia fine voico ; liis execution ia marked
by careful training and his easy mannor
makes hima really accomplished singer.
The pnrt Bong for female voices,
"Sweet and Low," by Pinsuti, is por-
haps a trifle out of tho reach of even
goud nveriuro singers, hot it sustained
un serious loss at tho hands of llio
choir last night. A duet by Mis.
Grant and Miss McEwon, -'List to the
Convent Bella." accompanied on the
pianoforte liy Mra. Lyal was a treat.
Tin.' song "Waiting," by Mias Rankin
wns sung in tho full rich tone und
pleasant manner f"f whicli this lady
is kiii'ttli.    Tiie tlio, "Dainu Dui'den,"
Guests at the Queen's : Mr. and
Mrs. Ferguson, Toronto; J. Wilson,
Vancouver; A. Bullock, Nanaimo; W.
R. Manson, Kamloops; R. H. McMillan, Victoria.
Guosts at the Colonial : D. A. McLean, Mr. and Mrs. Sutherland, Miss
McKay, Vancouvor; C. G. Hubson,
Lulu Island; David Minx, Vancouver,
Geo. Seymour,. Montreul.
Wiih the vice-regal party now on
its wuy west is travelling au English
M. P. This gentleman is Henry lumber who aits in the house nf einiiuions,
for Wandswoi'h, a.constituency- containing about 11,000 vmeis. Ho is a
Conservntivc nnd was returned unopposed at the last election. In tiie present temper of party feeling this if not
likely to occurr nguin, the more especially as that constituency is a working class centro, and contains a gocdly
sprinkling of Hibernians within its
r--('U*'(i!:«:Uast'>»TIie iIIiierIc Nac Overhauled hy tiio ttiiHh und IBrr
I'j'IMth Evamlnr-cS.
Special io the Columiuan.
Vu'toma, .Sept. il.—The schooner
Maggie Mae, Captain Dodd, romrnod '
hist night from Behrinff*a -Sea. On Juno
27th siii: lighted tlio Rush about forty
mUoa from St. Paul Island. S-iil waa
immediately made on the schooner and
away .shu went before a heavy \\ in!. For
three horna Bhe was chused by the Kush,
whieh pnt on full steam. Finally the
schooner was overhauled, and ordered to
heave to. The officers of the Rush
boarded tho schooner and demanded to
aee her clearance papers. These were
produced, examined and returned. Liont.
1 uuir. examined the eeaUUius uooui'd tho
not very fresh, mid   having euiisi
Dodd he could go, but to quit Behrinff
Sea at once, threatening seizure if caught
again. Tlio Maggie Mac got :?.,Hj7 skina
for the season's worli, 1,200 being taken
in .Behring's Son, Slio spoke tbo Favorite on August 17th with 1,500, and all
well; Mary Ellon, July 17th, with 1,700,
and made the run home iu twenty days
with light winds. C;iptain Dodd aaya
he would have fought to the death rather
than allow his uUkis to bo taken.
J. l-'inlayson, grocer, corner Brough.
ton aud Govornment streets, closed up
to-day. 'It is reported he has assigned
to R. V. Rithet & Co. fur the benefit of
hia creditors. Liabilities and assets nofe
yet ascertained.
The Wellintfton nud James Bay baseball olubs ure playing at the Caledonian
grounds this atternoou.
The Sardonyx sailed lor northern can-*
norios this morning. VOLUME 34.
■m ■. wv-vTr»Yjjff'fir fif-,,tff|,rt'"-1 r «
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning. Sept. 25. ISSa.
In his leoture 'Wednesday evening Mr. Lucas mentioned an objection mndo to Imperial federation,
that Australian members of a federal parliament-,. ould be either in
England or on the ocean all their
time.    This look-; liko a very smnll
brick to
big an idea, but it,
moves us to nsk, what is, the mutter
with carving an Imperial District
(after the manner of the Federal
District of Columbia) out of, say,
Alberta Territory, right at the foothills of the Rockies, mul holding the
Federal parliament there. Even if
it di'l nol shorten the sessions—and
the absence of metropolitan dissipation would liavo ,i strong tendency
that way—it would give the Australian fellows another throo weeks
in thn bosom of their families. It
would turnisli a useful object lesson,
too, for Britisli members. After inspecting lakes iu which one could
as   big
would  i
of the
than sm
to Ulitjlll
haps om
garv wil
One o
ing bom
those v.-
tno Oh! Oountry without
much of a bubble, and farms
as nn English county, thoy
irobably havo n hotter idea
importance of the colonies
ni' of them would, be likely
rs in an} other way. Per-
t'difoi'ial brethren in Oal-
■ second this-motion.
' the signs of the approach-
i rule triumph is Mr. Joseph
Iain's latest speech. To
io rend between the lines
there is unmistakable evidence that
the speaker himself sees the handwriting upon the wall, nnd is now
fully aware that in attempting to
form a. Liberal-Unionist party lie
has irretrievably lost whatever in-
fluen■■■" (and il , :i«e was very great)
he had in the counsels of the Liberal
party, and at the same time he is
looked at askance by the blue-
blooded leaders of the Tories, who,
now they have used him for their
own ends, would gladly drop all connection with the man who lias travelled all the road from red communism to an alliance with Salisbury,
the Radical who "has been nil things
by turns but nothing long." "What
is your policy," piteously pJeads
Chamberlain, "if you get into office)"
and the very question shows that
the ex-Radical no longer regards the
return of Air. Gladstone to power as
an idea too utterly absurd. He can
now understand that it is possible
for the Liberals to obtain a majority
at the next election, and in a short
time, perhaps, the poor fellow will
be able to understand what has been
plain to ordinary men for months
past, that Gladstone is tho only mnn
in whom the people place confidence
just now. "And then," adds the
member for Birmingham, "if you
Liberals coine back, look at the bad
lot of Radicals and Socialists you
muat bring with you." The great
Liber".? party can bear with enthusiasts even if they do want to march
a little taster than the music, but
in llm day of retribution coming,
'Joseph Chamberlain will find, to his
sorrow, that tliere is uo forgiveness
for the Republican turnod Tory,and
who, to secure place, will be ready
to recant his errors. Men do not
forget that Chamberlain was the
preacher of the doctrine of "Ransom" and the apostle of the "three
ow" cult, and, although
s bin nose when social-
it ued, it was uot many
hat In*- was hanging to
skirt-tails of "Citizen"
he Tories in derision
Oharles) and Auberon
iberals have not forgot-
or to liis defection Mr.
was ready lo admit
ly parallel in history to
'eminent of Ireland is
nd ; and yet lie is Tory
for it is the same thing,
gton is a Whig by birth
i, and it, was uo marvel
not swallow Homo Rule
but although he moves
nov. li ■
ism  i-
the ., i
ten thai
that thi
the bad
that of J1
or Unionii
Lord 'l'i:
and ii,   il
that hi
all at one
slow,,' lie
the   ii''
Oh.i'f d
to be thoi
th:.'        '
radii  lisi
,  theo
b, been
parts of the empire. In his lecture
the other night, Mr. Lucas spoke of
tlie ignorance about Canada and
Canadian affairs which prevails in
Britain, und we nre afraid it cannot
bu doubted that a great deal of that
ignorance results from the faet that
her people care little about the colonies. Many of the poorer classes,
of course, are anxious enough for
information about countries tn wliich
thoy desire to come in the liopo of
bettering tlieir oondition, and among
the richer people many, like Lord
Roseiierry, taking a genuine interest
in the colonies, wish to see them
hound co the Old Country by closer
ties; but the muss of the people,
rich and poor, regard the matter
with an apathetic indifference as a
thing quite apart from their individual or national well-being. In
Australia, too, as iMr. Lucas hinted,
there appears to be a good deal of
the same self-centered or insular
feeling. We may do injustice to
our fellow-colonists, but our feeling
certainly is that, had the Australians, as we have, a large and independent nation, of the same blood
and. language on their borders, tho
annexation feeling would be much
stronger and more widespread than
it ever has beon in any province of
Canada, unless, indeed, it be urged,
and there may be force in suoh an
argument, that the very presence of
an independent, and, therefore, possibly hostile, nation, has kept alive
the lire of patriotism in the Dominion. And in the Dominion itself,
while everybody knows that the
question is much discussed just now,
one cannot avoid a suspicion that a
great deal of the discussion is disingenuous. It tastes of double-dealing,
so to speak. We do not, of course,
refer to suoh men as Principal Grant
and Mr. Lucas, who are thoroughly
in earnest and havo the courage of
their convictions, but to those who
have taken up Imperial Federation
in order to offset the Unrestricted
Reciprocity cry of their opponents,
and to those on the other side who,
recognizing the harm it may do to
their pet theory, sneer at it as a
'fad" and a chimera. In a word,
the grand dream—or rather, grand
scheme—which is worthy the best
thought of the foremost statesmen
of the empire, is to many Oanadian
politicians but a factor in their
party strife—something whicli owes
its importance to the probability
that it may enable them to score a
point in the game of "ins" and
"outs." Nevertheless, Imperial federation, with all its handicaps and
pullbacks, gives promise of great
things, and is worthy the best
thought of every loyal Oanadian and
has, like tl
ii-- '■., retrograd
-' tht people, bt aspires
t an  aristocrat, and to
teenr-jod his habit of
u the motley one of the
le is tho one man in
iog whom the Liberals
It is Busy to say, as the opponents
of Imperial Federation do, that the
scheme: i.i Utopian, and it is just as
ensy to answer that Anglo-Saxons
have realized Utopia inoro than
.once, und may do it again. We
OOrtainl) cannot see that there is
anything inherently impossible in
the scheme, and no one can doubt
that it would be fruitful of benefits
to tho empire at large. Notwithstanding that, however, we believe
the great opposing force, or perhaps
we should say, tlie great obstaole to
Tbe Lancet, an American medical
journal, has the following forcible
remarks, backed by a striking illustration, of the evil effects of tight
clothing:   Now that rational ideas
as to dress have acquired a definite
place   in   public esteem, it may be
imagined that the practice of tight
lacing and customs of a liko nature,
if known at all, are not what they
used to be.   A case of sudden death
lately reported   from Birmingham
proves that it is still too early to indulge in such illusory ideas.   The
deceased, a servant girl of excitable
temperament, died suddenly in an
epileptoid fit, and the evidence given
before   the  coroner respecting her
death  attributed the fatal issue to
asphyxia, due in a great measure to
the fact that both neck and waist
were unnaturally constricted by her
clothing, the former by a tight collar, the latter by a belt worn under
tin stays.   We have here certainly
tlio^e very conditions which would
had us to expect the worst possible
consequences    from   a   convulsive
seizure.    There is no organ of the
body whose  free   movement is at
sueh times more important than the
heart,   Yet   here   we find, on the
one hand, its movement hampered
In a tight girdle so placed that it
oould with difficulty bo undone at a
critical   moment; on the other, a
contrivance admirably adapted to
allow the passage of   blood to the
brain, while  impeding its return.
This is no isolated case as regards
its essential character, though, happily, somewhat singular in its termination.   Minor degrees of asphyxiation, we tear, arc still submitted to
by a good many self-torturing child-
r..i of vanity,   The tight corset and
the high heel still work misohief on
the bodies of their devoted wearers.
Taste and reason, indeed, combine
to deprecate their injurious and vulgar bondage, and by no means unsuccessfully.   Still, the evil maintains itself.   Oases like that above
nifiitioned ought to, if they do not,
open the eyes of some self-worshipers
of   the  other sex, who heedlessly
strive by such means to excel in a
sickly grace.    We would strongly
impress on all of this class the fact
that   beauty is impossible without
health, and would advise them, in
the name of taste as well as comfort,
to avoid those methods of contortion,
ono  and  all, by whicli  elegance  is
The three promised county court
judges have at last been appointed. Hon. 0. P. Cornwall will
preside over county court business
at Cariboo, Mr. W. W. Spinks ut
Yale, and Mr. W. N. Bole at New
Westminster, his adopted city.
Hitherto the county court business
in these judiciary districts has been
attended to by the supreme court
judges, but, with the rapid increaso
of population and the growth of all
the varied interests of the province,
the supreme and county court work
has attained proportions that demand
separate and particular attention,
and the appointment of those three
county court judges, to administer
that branch of the legal machinery
in their respective, hereinbefore indicated districts, will, we believe,
give general satisfaction. An interesting feature for Westminster-
ites growing out of the appointments is the fact that Mr. Bole's
elevation leaves his seat in the local
parliament vacant. Nature, tho
scientists sny, abhors a vacuum ; tho
selfsame law would seem to opernto in tho human breast with regard
to parliamentary vacancies, and we
may expect to see such a rush for
Mr. Bole's M,P.-ty seal in the house
as will cause a tidal wave at James
Bay and blow tho top out of every
thermometer iu the royal city,' We
trust that this distracting race may
not begin until after the exhibition,
whicli, with the Southern railway
question bulking largely on our
view, is quite as much excitement
as is good for the royal citizens for
tho next few weeks. However,
there is nothing to prevent a little
quiet meditation on the subject in
the meantime, und a mental balancing of the "points" of the various
"dark horses" who are sure to rush
into the field the moment the burs
are taken down. Let it be seriously
laid to heart that AVestminster wants
a good roan to represent her in the
local house. We cannot attempt to
predict at the present time who it
shall be.
the success of the scheme, is the only carioatured, and health may be
supposed self-interest of the various | painfully and permanently injured.
Al, Toronto's Great Industrial   Fair—
What Eastern I'rcss Thinks of It.
Tlie Globe hns the folowing respecting the British Columbia court
at the Toronto Exposition :
TheBritioh Columbia court, which is
situated in the building near the
western entrance to the grand stand,
is a placo where visitors can spend an
hour of profitable inspection of the
products of that fast-rising province.
British Columbians are proud of their
country, and believe there is no country
like theirs. In Mr. Charles A. Caldwell, their representative at the
exhibition, is reflected strongly the
character and ardent patriotism of his
fellow-countrymen. Ho has given tho
best appearance possible to the room
where the exhibit iB to be found, and
eloquently dilates from morning to
night on the mineral, agricultural and
manufacturing wealth of the province.
He has, indeod, much to be proud of,
judging by tho variety of products
which ho is in charge of.
Almoat overy school-boy in Ontario
has read of the immense timber resources of British Columbia, and desired to view what he hud to conjure
up by imagination. At the door of the
British Columbia court, however, is to
be seen the timber uf the Pacifio province ss it was cut down in the forest.
There stands a specimen of n spruce
treo 175 feet high to the first limb and
clear of knots. There is also a sample
square luck, 3G x 3G feet, of the D jug-
las pine, which was cut from the tree
80 feet from the butt. The age of
this monster of the forest was 400
years, as was proved by its 325 annual
rings. In the exhibit is another circular specimen of British Columbia
pine (1 ft. 8 in. in diameter, a maple
door with beautiful panels, a cedar
door, Douglas pine and spruce boards
48 inches in diameter and without any
blemish, panels of polished cedar,
curly maple, showing grain of the wood
and fine newel posts. Another wonder
in the timber exhibit is a Montgomery
cherry, two years from the bnd, and
yet measures nine feet high,
If any one doubts that British
Columbia is adapted by climate and
soil for agricultural purposes they had
better remove their doubts by an examination of the cereals and vegetables
in tho court. Tho ahoavos of grain
exhibited could not possibly be richer
iu yield of grain and brightness of
the straw. Tho sample of spring
wheat grown on high lands without
cultivation or manure is n marvel in
itaelf. Thero are also to be seon in a
bunch somo twenty varioties of native
grasses, which look very pretty. Com-
..,« t„ (lm vi"">Hi'.!,'t- tl'" "i"" nt the
difiercgt varieties is immense, nnd
shows how adapted the soil of the
Pacilio coast is for tho raising of vegetables of all kinds. The turnips, beets,
carrots, potatoes, cabbage and corn,
attract a great deal of attention. The
prettiest display, however, is the array
of bottles containing samples of ill the
fruit raised in British Oolumbia. Tho
strawberries are as large as medium-
sized apples; the Bartlett poars are
like small turnips, and the crabapples
present a healthy and bright appearance. Then there are wonderful large
and lusoious plums and apples, which
have a very coaxing flavor. In the collection are also gooseborries, rhubarb,
peas, tomatoes and currants. The
fruit display itself would stamp British Columbia as a good and fair country
to live in.
But there are still more products to
bo spoken of, and that brings up lho
fishing industry of British Columbia,
Mr. Caldwell has arranged in the centre of the court a pyramid of canned
salmon, wliich is suggestive of the
groat fishing industry of the province.
In addition to salmon canning and
packing companies on tho Fraser River
and at othor points, the deep sea fisheries are now attracting the attention
of fishermen in ull lands. There is
now a large fleet of fishing boats pursuing a remunerative trado in the Gulf
of Georgia and the north wost coast of
the provinco. Then, again, tho opening of the 0. P. R. led to the opening
of an export trado in fish to Eastern
Canada and tlie United States. The
streams and large rivers of Ihe province teem with all specimens of the
finny tribe, ao that tho fishing induatry,
instead of becoming loss orofitablo and
extensive, will yearly add to the wealth
of British Columbia. There are on
exhibition magnificent specimens of
fur, those receiving the most attention
being skins of tho marten, beaver,
otter, bin ok boar, brown bear, and
cinnamon bear. The skins aro all soft
and of vory superior quality.
Tho last, but not the least, products
to be mentioned are the free minerals,
Tlioro is a specimen of silver which
brings §3,000 to the ton ; gold quartz,
§1,500 to the ton and native copper
of a very rich oharaoter, Then, again,
thero are magnetic iron oro nud gold
specimens which are to be found a short
distance from Vuncouver city. In the
mineral collections is a specimen of
pctiilieil wood which was found 240
feet below the surface iu a mine in
Cariboo. It r0aoinblosa petrified Japanese, Mr. Onldwoll ntutesthat mining operations arc very active in British Columbia nt prosent, and predicts
that tiio ooal industry itself will soon
becomo o large and Important factor
in the commerce of the country. All
that is wanted is capital, whicli is ex-
pocted to (low in as the resources of the
province becomo kuor.ii.
NO. 39.
At tho 3ynod of tho Anglican church
in Canada, the discussion of the Jesuits
quostion was resumed from Wednesday night and a memorial from the
diocese of Ontario was referred to a
committee. Hon. G. W. Allan moved
that tho synod do petition the parliament of lho Dominion ut its next session to enact such laws us will secure
the hotter observance of the Lord's
day in the Dominion.
Jolj printing of all binds neatly done
at the Uolumman office, Prices will be
found as low as nt anv otber offico in
t ic iirt.-.-iik".- — Ad'
New Westminster, B. C.
■luring Provincial Agricultural foliiliilimi,
OCT, 2nd, 3rd and 4tli, '89
Horse Racing, Yacht Racing,
Boat and Canoe. Racing,
Athletic Sports,
Lacrosse, Base-ball, Foot-ball,
Hose Reel Contest, and
Rifle .Hutches
Caledonian anil St, -Andrew's Society.
Thursday Morning, Oct. 3rd.
Representing tlio Gioat Industrlos
Grand Ball I
Wednesday Evening, Oct. 2nd.
SsffK^KjKsras? 035* O    1W O '™^™«~»i»sws«i
& Ranges!
CoIumbiaSi., New Westminster
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Whom we have appointed our sole agent
for our celebrated
Stoves in that district.
New Westminster prices,
Mr. Mellard
will supply our Stoves at
And Where
to Get the Newest Styles, Where to Get the Best
and Where to Buy Them at the Lowest Prices.
U3F REMEMBER, my stock of fine Boots and Shoes, in the
newest styles, is larger this season than any dealer's in the Province,
To buy at Low Prices, to see the Greatest Variety, to get New-
Goods (not old shop-keepers), go to
61  Col-cixxiTsia Street.
Ha   Tn  READ & 00.
Torchlight Procession!
Ou -frlilny livening, Oct. 41b.
Excursion Rates from all points.
BarFoi-inll Information anil Prizo Lists
soo small bills.
J. 8. C. PHASER, Treasurer.
nnaatd Seorotary,
Constantly ou Hand au Extensive Stock of
Dry Goods, Groceries,  Boots & Shoes, Hats A Caps,
Crockery, Glassware, Ac.
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Groat Variety of Hoiisotiold Avtiolos.   Also,
x. It*—Farm Produco butiylid at niurku
frnm tlie Interior promptly iitlcndod to.
ni Hold on commission.   -aa.OrderH
For First-class Family Groceries and Provisions, go to
SINCLAIR'S,    -     Columbia Street.
New Goods arriving all the time. A nice lot of CHRISTIE S
CRACKERS & BISCUITS just to hand. New SYRUPS, MOLASSES, etc., etc.   Call and get prices. dwtc
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Coflees Roasted and Ground on the Promises.   Fine Teas a Specialty,
NO. 39.
Falling Rocks Bury Whole Families.    A Desperado's Death.
Tlio Nicaragua Canal.
Rivalry Between Union and Northern Pacific.   Cloud Burst in
New Mexico.
Reported Suicide of Mrs. Hamilton.   A Peace-Maker Stabbed
to the Heart.
Quebec, Sept. 19.—To-night sevornl
thousand tons of rook slid from Oape
Diamond at tlio end of Dufferin Terrace to Champlain Btreet, 300 feet
below, demolishing in its courso seven
dwellings. Up to midnight six bodies
had been taken from the rains. Thos.
Farrlaud, and two children named
Burke, and one unknown child. About
25 persons havo been removed from
the debris badly injured, Some havo
broken arms aiid lege, and others are
badly crushed and mutilated. It is
supposed that at least UO persons aro
yet under the ruins. Tlio mass detached from tho cliff side loft a vacant
space of extraordinary dimensione under Dufferin terrace, nnd the meat
promomade ia now unsafe. Ton corpses and sixteen wounded have beon
taken out. It will take several days
to recover all the bodies. The damage will exceed $100,000. Houses in
tliat locality wero built of stono and
brick and inhabited by ship laborers.
The officers and men uf tlio royal schoul
of calvary are coming to the rescue with
ropes, picks and shovels. About six
hundred mon are now at work. Three
more bodies liavo juit beon taken from
the ruins and tho bullies are covered
with coagulated blood and dust, and
are a sickening spectacle to behold.
The redeiuptory fathers aro among the
Quebec, Sopt. 20.—Following is a
revised listas far as known up to noon:
Killed, Jas. Farrell, three Farrell
children, two Burke ohildren, one
Bradley child, one child of P. Fitz-
geralds, Mrs. Bracket, Mrs. Stephen
Burke, Harry Blaok, Win. Black,
ThoB. Nolan and Mrs. Roddy. Tho
injured are : Mr. and Mrs. Carbon,
O'Neill, Mrs. Mike Sheridan aod child,
Thos. Beirigiiii, Dennis Berrigan, Jas.
Hayden, Win. Stevou aud sui, Nellie
Deehay, Pat. Fizgornld, M. Ready,
threo Mnyburg children, S. Bmke,
his mothor, Mrs. Fitzgerald, Thomns
Graham, Wm. Power, wife nnd child,
Mrs. T. Farrell; some dead and
woundod aro uow being taken out of
tho ruins,  names as  yet  unknown.
Later:. — Additional kiliod — Mrs.
Thos. Berrigan. Additional injured
—Miss May Coldwell, seriously. The
work of rescue was pursued unceasingly throughout the nightandstill goes on
with unabated vigor, but tho task iB
a gigantic one. For instance, the
Black family aro buried under debris
twolvo feet deep; when' Miss May
Caldwell, niece of Mrs. Black was extricated lifo was almost extinct; she is
seriously hurt. The next person
reached wna Mr. Thomas Berrygan
whoso wife hud been taken out. He
was badly shattered and in a critical
condition. Then on me a boy of 8
years of age, named Berrygan with
left leg crushed. Mrs. Black was noxt
taken out unconscious and remained so
for 5 hours.   She is badly hurt.
Quebec, Sept. 20.--The work of excavating still goes on at the scene of
the terrible land slide, but a fow bodies
have beeu taken out since midnight.
A large numbor of persons nro still
missing and thero is no doubt but thoy
nre beneath the ruins and so deep
down that they will nil be dead before
they are rescued. The loss sustained
by the surviving victims of the disaster is almost total in addition to home
lost. The sufforurs are working men
and have lost all thoir summer's earnings. The injured have been removed
to tho hotel Dieu, whore they are receiving all possible caro. The list of
the dead will bo prepared before noon.
Quebec, Sept. 20. — The latest news
from tho land slide states that the persons rescued aro Miss Mary Coldured,
Thomas Berrigan, a boy named Berrigan, and Mrs. Black, all badly bruised.
Mrs. Black states tliat hor husband
was killed at the door of thoir house,
and is still inthe ruins.
Moorehead, MlNN., Sept. 20.—
John Thomas Raymond, alias Thos.
Brown, was hanged in the corridor of
tho jail here at 4 o'clock this morning.
Hayiniind Bhot and killed policeman
Powell in this city Inst December.
Though but 20 years old, tho murder
of officer Powell is nut his only gravo
crime. Burglaries and robhories by
the scoro can bo charged to his account, and nt least two murders must
bo added to his list. A year ago a
pugilist named Fulljamon, of Toronto,
was killed in a prize fight in a barn
at Grand Forks. Tho murderer was
nover oaogtit. Brown a couicbsiou
clears up the mystury. The man,who
killed Fullii mi b was "Boston Carey,"
otherwise known us "Bux Car Caruy,"
and a few days later he was shot dead
by Brown near Hillaboro, Dakota, in
in a row.
San Francisco, Sopt. 20. Commenting on the report that the Northern Pacifio had enjoined the Union
Paoifio from building across its track
at Spokane Falls, a well known railway official to-day said, "That will not
amount' to anything except to cause a
tew days delay. Thoso two roads uro
having a cat and dog fight in Oregon
and Washington. Tho Union Pucilio
through ils leased line, that of tho
Oregon Navigation Company, is doing
somo rapid construction just now. By
tho 1st of October it will be in Spo-
1 kano Fulls. Tn Idaho it is working
under tlio name ' of the Washington
aud Idaho Railway. That road will
go to Mullen Missoula and  Garrison.
This is all Northern Pacific territory
that is boing invaded. There is also
going to bo an invasion north from
Portland bofore long. The Union
Pacific wants to reach Tacoma, Seattle
and Puget Sound, and I think the
Northern Pacific people will let the
Union Paciiic run its trains on their
track to thoso pointa. If they do not
concede that privilege it is my opinion
that under tiie name of the Port Town-
send and Southern Railway the Union
Pacific will build n parallel lino. Surveys are in existence for that very purpose.
disastrous cloud burst
Qbhaohaai, N. M„ Sept. 20.-A
cloud burst near .Keene station to-dny
and submerged the Southorn Pacifio
railway track to the dopth of 10 feot.
It struck 2 ranches here nud the rush
of water tore up orchards, carried off
stock in houses nud landed them in
the canyon below.
New York, Sept. 20. —The Morning Journal publishes a despatch from
Atlantic which snys it is rumored there
that Mrs, Robt. Ray Hamilton, who
was sentenced yesterday to 2 years imprisonment fin-stabbing nurse Donully,
has committed suicide.
Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 20.—During
tlio raiu storm here last uight, two
buildings were struck by lightning and
demolished j many others were damaged.
WlLKESBARR, Pa., Sept. 20.—Mrs.
Patrick Farrell, boarding liouse keeper at Jeriuin, Lackawanna county,
was kiliod last night by being stabbed
to the heart while trying to separate
two fighting boarders.
San Fhancisco, Sept. 10.—Advices
from Central America by the steamship Acapulco, state that the president
of Honduras has gone lo Guatemala ill
order to meet Presidents Barillar of
Guatemala, and Menendcz of Salvador, to make arrangements with them
in order to mediate on serious difficulties which havo arisen respecting
the inter-oceanic canal between Nicaragua and Custa Rica. Mr. Mizer,
American Minister to Contral America,
snys that the difficulties have arisen
moro from a jealous guarding of national dignity on both sides than from
any actual injury done or suffered, and
he is confident that the differences
will be settled harmoniously before lhe
end of next month.
Cincinnati, Sept. 19.—Cincinnati,
Washington, and Baltimore Railroad,
was sold at 11:30 to dny, at tlio court
liouse. It was purchased for §5,000,-
000 by E. R. Bacon, representing bond
holders and stockholders in this country
and England. The road was sold on
a foreclosure mortgage.
accidentally shot.
Dunsmuir, Cal., Sept 19.—Ono of
a number of railroad employees, accidentally fired  a revolver in a saloon
hero last night, and E, D.  Lake,  an
engineer, was   shot   and   killed.   He
leaves a wifo and two children in San
Ukiah,   Cal.,   Sept.    19.—From
Monday until Tuesday afternoon there
were not los-i than a dozen shocks of
earthquake iu this vicinity.
the gallic cock crows.
New Youk, Sept. W.—Ie Courier
Des Elals Unit, ilio loading French
organ, says editorially this morning,
relative to recent utterances of M.
Freyoinot and General Miribel concerning the French army: "The conclusion from all this is that we all, as
far as possible, should display our entire sympathy and admiration for our
brothers of Alsace-Lorraine, who havo
this great, this subliuio coursgo to
serve day by day against tho invader.
This is what the chiefs of our army
havo done, indirectly, in raising high
the French ling in vory view of the
German frontier; that is the best proof
of the sympathy wo can give to our
loyal brothei'B of Alsace-Lorraine "
Dublin, Sept. 20.—A deputation of
Iriah workmen from various departments of industry has gone to Paris
to study the products of the trade exhibited at the exposition.
London, Sept. 20.—Fifty retired
officers of tho French army, who were
formerly comrades of Boulanger, presented the general with an address
protesting against his prosecution by
tho government nnd expressing a wish
that he mny gain a striking victory in
the coming election for members of
the chamber of deputies.
bringing them to time.
Madrid, Sept. 20.—Advices from
Laugior any thnt the Moors hnvo issued a proclamation warning the
natives not to harm Christians on pain
of death. It. is believed that the ruffians will release the captured Spanish
sailors ou Saturday.
UiNiiON, oept. ill.—A represeiuu-
tive of the proas news association called upon Goneral Boulanger at his
residence in Portland Place this morning. The general was in good spirits
and confident that the rosult of the
elections in France would be in his
favor. He said his friends and supporters woro carrying on tho campaign
with vigor and his hope waB undiminished in spite of tho storm of defamation which tho government and politicians who were against him were
pouring out. Tho goneral did not
think everything would be deoided on
Sunday noxt. There was an unusual
number of candidates in tho field; at
least 2,000 nominations had boon
mado for about (100 seats. In consequence of this multiplicity of candidates, in many districts n majority
would not bo obtained, nnd ho estimated that seoond ballotings would be
liocossiiry ill 200 casos. These 200
supplementary elections will probably
take place October (lib.
London, Sopt. 19.—The little town
of Dungannon, in the county Tyrone,
Ireland, is to-night, in a perfect frenzy
of excitement over a political controversy. A week ago a number of English Liberals, who aro travelling
through Ireland with a view of studying tho Homo Rule question on its
nativo soil, interested themselves to
organize iu Duiigannou a public meeting in tho interests of Home Rule, the
date of wheih was fixed for to-night.
For nearly a whole week the fact that
such a meeting was to be held wus
well known to everybody in the county
Tyrone, and not a single word of objection came from the police authorities. To-night, however, the Market
square, where the meeting was to have
been held, is filled with armed police
and placards are posted proclaiming
the meeting. This action of the authorities excites tho most intense indignation among those in sympathy
with tho object of tho meeting, und
a deputation of tho Englishmen who
wero chiefly instrumental iu organizing
it called upon the magistrate this evening to protest against this attack upon
lhe right of free speeoh. Thoy wero
fold that tlie meeting had been proclaimed because it seemed certain that
if it was permitted, bloodshed world
result, as the Orangemen proposed to
organize a counter meeting only a
stone's iln-ow away in case the Homo
Ruler's assembled. Diinynunoii tonight is divided into two hostile
camps, Catholics, and Orangemen,
taking eveiy opportunity to hurl do-
fiance at ouo another. Up to this
time no more serious consequences aro
reported tlian a fow broken heads, the
results of isolated disturbances, but
tho feeling runs pretty high and the
police are nearly all concentrated on
the scene of the proclaimed meeting;
news from that point is awaited with
coiiBidorable anxiety.
London, Sept 18.—Mr. Chamberlain, in his speeeli at Huddersfield last
evening, mnde a point wliich has attracted some attention by asking the
Gladstnniuns to make a plain statement of their general -policy. He
pointed out that even if the liberals
should win atthe next general election, fivo or six years must elapse
before their ideas of home rule could
bo brought into practical operation,
meanwhile what was to ho thoir internal and foreign policy outsido of
the Irish question'! He intimated
that in their race for home rule, the
liberals were drifting into alliances
with radicals, socialists and ull sorts
of people whose claims upou the
party in the event of success would he
a menace to the orderly and safe conservative progress of the country.
Befure appealing tn the British public
for a return to power, the liberals
should define more satisfactorily than
they had hitherto done, what they
proposed to do for the country as a
San Francisco, Sept. 21.—The legal advisers of MrB. Ferry, wife of
Clinton B. Ferry, tlie lumber merchant
of Tacoma, stated last night that letters looking to a compromise were
passing between them and the attorney general of Washington territory,
who is adviser of Ferry. Mrs. Ferry
is anxious for a speedy settlement, and
if Terry will not have one the divorce suit will be pressed as soon- as
it can be reached on the calendar.    .
Worcester, Mass., Sept. 21.—A
railroad accident occurred on the B.
Ss O. Railroad about 3:30 to-doy betweon Lancaster and South Lancaster.
A frieght left Rochester ubout 7 pm.
yesterday and was duo hero at 4:30
this morning. A special freight lcit
here oarly this morning ond collided
with this train. Engineor Edward Lawrence, Rochester, had his
left arm broken; Firemen Wann was
killed. Peter Topro was injured
about tho head, 13 cars were piled on
top of each other, both engines were
totally ruined.
London, Sept. 21.—The race for
the Lancashire plate, valued at $12,-
000, wus run at Manchester to-day,
and was won by Donovan, Chittabob
second, Alicante third.
Liverpool, Sopt. 22.—Wheat quiet,
Cala. 0s. iO'd.
Zanzibar, Sepi. 21.—The sultan of
Zanzibar lias issued an edict whicli empowers Groat Britain nnd Germany to
search all Zanzibar dhows and other
boats with the object of suppressing
tho slave traflic. Tho edict also declares that evory porson entering Zun-
zabar after November lat shall bo free.
Zanzibar, East Africa, Sopt 21.—A
dhow with over a hundred captive
slaves on board hasboon captured near
here by an English cutter.
Ehe bit Paul Guibe ^..,... the ioJ-
lowing statistics regarding the Indians of the United States : The Indian agencies are 61 in number.
Tho number of houses occupied by
Indians is 21,232. The estimated
number of Indians in Alaska is 30,-
000. The nnmber of Indians living
on and cultivating lands is 9,612.
The total Indian population of the
United States is 247,701. The number of Indian church members in
the United States is 2S.063. Thero
are 10 Indian training school in
different parts of the Union, Tlio
number of Indians in the United
States i'bo wear citizens' dross is
1831. Tln/number cf Indians in
the Unit'.! States wbo oan read"
English is 23,595. The number of
Indians iu the Unilod Slates who
can road the Indian language is 10,-
The Loss of Many Citizens. A Hero
among' the Ruins.    Over-
Board and Browned.
Small-Pox in Bolivia.  A Gigantic
Steal.   Colombia's Gratitude.
Life-Saving Heroes.
English Cotton Ring. French Elections To-morrow.  Boulangists Actively Working.
.Quebec, Sept. 21.—Tho wink of
digging out victims uf the land slide
wan carried on all night although it
rainod incessantly. Tlie efforts of tho
workers wore concentrated on the spot
whoro a man named Kemps is supposed to bc. At 4 o'clock this morning work was far onough advancod to
allow him to be seen. At intervals
Kemp would sing popular songs, thon
shorn, "polico! police!" The poor man
io either insane or iu a delirium. A
niiiii naniuil Beauohnmp, who, with 2
brothers, lias worked without sleep
ever since the downfall of the slide,
crawled into the small.opening to sot
at, Kemp, who was lying somo 15 feet
under an immense pilo of earth and
stones, but tho bravo mail had not
gone (J feet when tne whole muss fell
in upon him. He wai nilo to crawl
back a couple of fi-et, but was fastened
there by tho corpse of a woman whieh
blocked the opening. The Retlemp-
tnrist father.', who passed tho night
"U the scene encouraging the workers, and knelt do'iu and recited prayers, although almost exhausted, redoubled their efforts, and in a fow
momenta tioiiuchamp was pilled out
alive, I'll: badly stunned and- bruised.
John Nolan, who was thought lo have
been killed, was found still alive,
though buried under 20 feet of ruins
for over 30 hours. It will bo several
hours yot before he can bo got out.
Men of the battery and the royal
school uf cavalry ore still aiding in the
work uf rescue.
Rockland, Me., Sept. 21.—The
lumber laden schooner J. L. Catler,
wub wrecked during the gale yesterday. Capt. Durant and his wifo were
washed overboard and drowned; the
crew wore saved.
New York, Sept. 21.—The contract has been signed by the Honduras government with the Honduras und
Central American Steamship Co., of
Glasgow, for a bi-monthly steamship
sorvico between Port Livingstone and
Now York. The line is to be established
A handsome monument has been
erected in Bogota, Colombia, to commemorate ths gallant services nf the
voluntary English legion which fought
in the war of independence.
It is reported that a tribe of the
cliff dwelling Indians has been discovered in the Cordilleras overlooking
Golfa Dulce, Costa Rica.
Tho Dutch bank of Berlin has engaged to place a new Chilian loan of
between 9 and 10 millions.
Small-pox is making tsrrible ravages
at Cochabaniba, Bolivia. Several
army officials have been arrested in
Valparaiso, charged with defrauding
the national regimental funds out of
over a million dollars.
Washington, D. C.Sept. 21.—The
most heroic chapter in the history of
the life saving service will be recorded
of life savers duriug the recent storm
along tbe Atlantic coast. Brief telegraphic reports only have been reoeived
here, but from these there is gathered
that hundreds of lives and thousands
of dollars wonh of property hnve
been saved through the efforts of the
various life saving stations. As soon
as telegraph communication is restored
with the stations along the coast,
Supt. Kimball bus requested reports
from t!ii-iii. Nothing like the same
number of rescues, within the period
covered by u single storm, have ever
before been accomplished along the
coast' of Maine and Massachusetts.
Nineteen vessels in distress asked for
life saving crews, and were either assisted or the crows taken ashore, thus
five persons were rescued along the
coast; along lho Rhode Island coast
two crows wore rescued; seven crews
were rescued along the coast of New
Jersey and the Delaware Breakwater.
Twenty-two vessels in distress were
assisted and 104 persons tnken ashore.
At Capo Henry three stranded vessols
were reached and 24 livos wero saved.
Manchester, Sepi. 21.—Energetic
action is being taken by those employed in the cotton industry , to defeat the Liverpool corner which has
succeeded in buying up the great bulk
of the actual cotton whicli will be on
the market at tho end of this month.
Bilh employes and employers have
agreed to joint action in order to defeat ill. ring. Two-thirds of the mill
owners hnvo decided to run on short
time, and the remaining third will be
unable to work ot all, as the oporutives
union will call out the spinners of all
the mills.
boulangists actively electioneering.
Paris, Sopt. 21.—-Paul Deroulede,
Laguerre Naquet, and other members
of the Patriotic League, recently suppressed by tho govornment, have issued a manifesto in which thoy appeal
to all patriots to voto for Boulanger in
to-morrow's election, and thus deliver
thoir country from the yoko of the
govornmont which is ruining France.
The Gaulois says the government at
the last moment intends to issue a
proclamation declaring that all votes
east for Boulanger will be void. Tho
Boulangists are working actively in the
interest of their candidates. A committeo has boen appointed whoso duty
it will bo to closely watch tho ballot
boxes to prevent any attempt at fraud.
Wholesale and Ketail Druggists
w Goods, Jackets, Paletots, ■ Dolmanettes,
and Ulsters.
A Large Assortment of MEN'S SUITS
from $7.00.
Pell, Rice Coil-spring- iMcLaughlan
■per <-a_v mWtW je "be sss
Democrat and Express Wagons!
(tgir The Best and Cheapest Rigs ever offered for sale in
British Columbia.'
JrlLeici db Oi_i.:rrl-e,
W, & G, Wolfe
Cor. Columbia and Mary Sts., New Westminster.
The above named firm having fully decided to retire from lhe
Dry Goods Business and confine their attention to the G roc-cry
Business for the future, now offer the whole of their
Choice, New, Well Selected and Well Bought Stock of Dry
Goods and Clothing at
Cost Prices for Cash.
A rare chanco is now offered to intending purchasers, as tk-stock consists of
goods just suited for the present and coming season. All fresh and in prime order
and purchased in the best foreign markets at rock bottom prices.
Sale to commence on Monday, tho 16th instant, and to continue until the whole
of the stook has been olosed out. REMEMBER THE PLACE: Corner of Columbia and Mary Streets.
Planing 11 Oompany, Li
Minis of Rog asOi
Shingles, Shakes, Laths, Pickets,
Wood Furnishing for Canneries
Doors,   Frames,   Windows,
Mouldings. Balurters,
Blinds. Brackets.
Railings, Newels.
nolfldwly VOLUME 34.
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NO. 39.
The Special Commissioner of "The
Columiiian" Tramps Southward
in Search of News.
A Rough  but  Interesting  Trip
Throuffli a Fine Portion of
Westminster District.
Sketch of the Progress of the Southern Railway and Connections South.
Although railway matters have been
the principal topic of conversation and
argument in Westminster for more
than a year, yet little has actually been
known of tho real progress of the work
oxcept from hearsay, tbu majority of
our citizens apparently being content
to stay at home and arguo tlio subject
jiro and con without being thorougldy
acquainted vvjth the real facts as they
stand. It was the intention of The
Columbian to send out a sfecial commissi -ner to make a thorough inspection of tha proposed line some months
ago, but it was found inconveinent to
do so at that timo. the staff of The
Colu.maian has lately been increased,
howover, and iu view of tho railway
question again coming before the public for a final verdict, wo determined
to can y out our original intention and
asooitain tho exact facts regarding railway work on both aides of the boundary. The trip bas just been accomplished, and the facts as found by personal inspection and observation will
now iiu laid before the public iu tlio
words of our commissioner. The failure uf the Canlield'company to build
the Southern Railway, and the subsequent breaking off of negotiations with
that company, aro too well known to
require explanation here. The now
agreement with Nelson Bennett et al,
to build tho road has appeared in the
columns of The Columbian, and the
general public are acquainted with its
conditions, which will be ratified or
rejected at the polls, on the 14th of
October next. It might bo here noted
that no person outside of our office
knew of the intended trip, and consequently nothing was "cooked" for the
the start.
Leaving Brownsville on Tuesday,
17th inst., at 9:15 a-m., with rille on
shoulder and personal ellects stowed
away in his old '85 haversack, your
commissioner walked over the patch
of grass that leads to the Southern
Railway grade and in the space of a
few minutes found himself on "the
field of action." The first thing that
strikes the eye is the substantial manner in which the grading has been performed-, the next is the apparent caro
that has been taken to ditch the low
land lying inland, the water from
■which, if allowed to stand, would certainly undermine tho road bed and
-soon undo the work that has been accomplished at great expense, The
systuin of ditches running across these
lauds aud emptying into tho river is
doing splendid work, as anyone can
aee who will spare a couplo of hours to
investigate. Both Bides of the grado
are ditched wide and deep, and outlets for the water are provided by the
culverts which are situated wherever
necessary. The Colu.maian representative found half a dozen gangs of mon
at work on the culverts, and tho workmanship displayed in connection with
these would be hard to find fault with.
It was also noted that at every cross-
ditch tho timber for tho construction
•of lhe culverts was en the ground, and
ready for the skilled hand of the mechanic to give it shape. About two
miles out from Brownsville the heavy
timber-is entered, and a great relief
tlie shade of those trees afforded after
toiling across tho open undor tho rays
of a broiling suu. On both sides of
.the road many thousand tie3 are to be
seen piled up and awaiting the coming of tho tracklayer. About a mile
weut of tbe hatchery tho line runs
through a
into tbe moss on which the graders
had to cut two feet deep to lind hard
pan. After leaving tho hatchery
crossing, the rood bed is particularly
solid, and a finer piece of railroad con-
scruotion is not to bc found anywhere.
The top of the y,rade has been smoothed
by the rains, and being hard and level
would make an excellent race course
or carriage drivo were it not wanted
for moro important purposes. All tho
way till the long cribwork is reached
the country through wliich the line
pass-js is very rich, and in a few years,
whin ii. in settled on it will be a beautiful farming district. Tho 1,500 feet
of cribwork along the bank of the Fraser ia substantial in eveiy way, and
gives an impression of solidity even to
the uninitiated. Vour commissioner
-has seen works of this kind in many
otlier parts nf the continent, but none
more suhitantial. At this point, from
the face ; thu bluff above the roud-
i.bed, c.udu petroleum oozes from the
-ground in small streams, but tiio
immense quantities of this oil lying
beneath and awaiting development
will only be ascertained wheu men
with capital and enterprise annexed
prospect the neighborhood thoroughly.
One of theso days someono will "strike
it rich." After passing the cribbing
the lino curves into a low marshy
pieco of country, and a milo farther on
the grading ends. But construction
is actively progressing ull tho samo. A
igang of ubout 80 men aro busily grading and ditching, and tlio progress ihoy
make, even over this marnhy ground
is, to say the least, surprising. Tbo
foreman explains that handling a pick,
shovel and wheelbarrow are not scientific accomplishments, but tho art of
keeping railway laborers at work is,
which ill a nutshell explains tbo rapid
progress. Leaving thu graders bu-
Jiind, your commissioner started across
a luilb of muskeg, ditted with small
pine trees and lavge bog holes. A
pleasant break to tbe monotony of
this part of the journey was tho presence of
on the right of way, their right to
which, however, lliey did not stop to
dispute, but lied precipitately on The
Columbian man's approach. At the
end of tho muskeg the grading is again
reached and continues without a break
to Bossi station, ill the eastern end of
Parsou's channel. Hero is located Nu.
1 whito camp, a portion of Bradshaw
& Lemon's contract. Mr. Bradshaw
invited me to dine with him, which invitation was accepted with gratitude
and considerable alacrity. After dinner Mr. McCammon, the engineer in
chargo of construction, gave much
valuable information ns to the manner
ill which the work was being performed,
and Mr. Jas. Leamy, who also happened to bo in camp, pointed out a
splendid grouse preserve, where, ho
guaranteed, un ordinary sportsman
could bag a sackful in an hour. Bossi
station is graded for a side truck, and
it will bo an important shipping point
for up river farmers when the line is
in operation. The namo of tho station
is obtained from a farmer who resides
closo to tlio steamboat landing at ibis
point. A hundred yards up tbo grade
Bradshaw Ss Lemon's men are working
on a pretty stiff cut. Only white men
are employed. For tho noxt two miles
the road is graded with the exception
of a few hundred feet, whieh the contractors promise to havo finished before the end of the month.
station 595
is marked in red figures on a small and
unpretentious post, but this littlo
piece of cedar marks the station of the
future city of Port Kells. The surroundings would not tempt even tho
greatest enthusiast to wander off into
raptures, but cities havo sprung into
existence during the last ten years
that gave as little promiso of future
greatness as Port Kells does to-day.
Not far from the line aro situated the
undeveloped iron mines, wliich some
day will yield rich returns aud probably
give rise to a largo and thriving town.
Leaving Port Kells bohind, the grading is followed in a southerly direction
across the Serpentine Hats to the intersection of the "Tale road. This portion of the grading is oil but finished,
and only a week or two at the most
will be required to put it in readiness
for the rails. Tho ownors of the land
on the flats have cut immense ditches,
almost rivers in size, across their property for the purpose of drainage in
connection wilh the railway ditches.
These ditches, although only cut a
couple of months ago, ure already full
of Uttle fishes, which some day will
provide excellent sport for tho disciples of Walton. At the intersection
of tlio Yale road a post oflice, to bo
named Clayton, will be established in
a few weeks, and here also will be a
station of tbo Westminster Southern
Railway. The company evidently
looks upon this as an important station,
as the grading bas been made for 1,500
feet of sidetrack. Certainly it is a
very likely spot fora
thriving village,
surrounded us it is by a rich and populous farming settlement. Half a mile
south of the Yalo road, Bradshaw &
Lemon have 85 men and 0 teams at
work on the heaviest cut on the line.
A little over 10,000 cubic yards of
earth baro to lie taken frum the ridge
to bring the grade to its propor level.
Another month will be required to
finish the cut. From this camp to the
Nicomekl river, a distance of throe
miles, tho work is progressing steadily,
no less than 18 sub-contractors being
busy on the grade, and in a couple of
weeks the line will bo completo tu the
river. At the Nicomekl construction
ends for the present, but will bo resumed as soon as the definite route is
located. A party of Bennett's engineers are locating three separate routes
to the boundary, but until it is definitely announced what inducements
tbe peoplo of Blaine will offer the company lo tako tho lino through that
town nothing will bo known as to the
routo from the Nicomekl southwards.
It is almost a certainty, however, that
the old Oanfield route will not bo
chosen.   The
through which your commissioner travelled all day caused hiin to reflect on
the advantages Westminster would do-
rive from a railroad passing through
this magnificent district and terminating in the Royal City. Tho ever increasing products of theBo lauds necessitate additional facilities for cheap
and easy marketing, and tho city that
bocomes the market for tbe products
of this district, Its future is assured.
Tho farmers aro evon now complaining
that they cannot do justice to their
farms and haul their goods to market
on wagons, and what will it bo livo
years hence, when ten times tho acreage is under crop. There muBt bo ad
ditional means of transportation, and
only a railroad will provide thom.
summing up.
So far as tho work has progressed, it.
will bo found that tho road is gr»d"il
as far as Bossi, with only ono long
break; from Bossi tu-Clayton, at the
intersection of the Yule road, with
breaks in all amounting to about GOO
foot; from Clayton to tho Nicomokl
the only large item of construction remaining unfinished is the big cut uf:
Bradshaw & Lemon's No. !i whito
camp. With favorable weather the
lost of construction will bo finished by
October 15th, and then 21 miles of
roadbed, equal to any on the coast,
will be ready fur the rails. The road
is freo to tho general publio for inspection, and if anyone doubts tbe correctness of theso statements it only requires ono day's very tedious and dillicult walking to verify the faots.
a heavy dow, and the thermomoter wero
foiling veiy fast when tho Langley
road was reached on the return trip
frum the Nicomekl rivor, cusu-
quently  your   wearied  and  footsore
rs\w*s; •prrr^-sTr-Misist.—'TrsxsvtfTr.T:
commissioner ca- his eyes about
find a friendly roof under which to
lay his head tor a few hours' rest. After a sharp walk of 2Jj miles the farm
house of Mr. Abraham Huck wus
reached, and, although a complete
stranger and disguised us a tramp, the
door was thrown upon and a hearty
welcome accorded tho unexpected
visitor. Without waiting to hoar any
excuse, Mrs. Huck, a right jolly, bustling old lady, brimming ovor with goodnature and kind-heartedness, set about
preparing supper, aud in a few minutes
your commissioner was feasting moro
heartily than ho bud done for many a
month. After a good night's rest and
a live o'olock breakfast the route was
taken again, this time for Uncle Sam's
domains. A short out over the mountain was pointed out, which it was
said would save a fow miles walking;
and this trail wa3 takon, muoh to iny
ultimate regret. After plodding up
the difficult ascent for a time, following a bridle path, tho trail dividod
into throe paths, and us luck would
havo it your commissioner took tbo
wrong one and wandered aimlessly
about till a skidway was encountered,
whicli led him to tlio Royal City Mills
Oo.'a lumber camp. While enjoying a
pannikin of cold tea after tho warm
climb, the
was heard, and a moment later a
train of immense logs rolled by tho
door, drawn, I was informed, by the
first locomotive brought to British
Columbia. With the assistance of the
second cook tho right trail was again
discovered, and a farther walk of livo
miles brought your commissioner to
tho St. Leonard's hotel, on Boundary
Bay, of which tbo worthy host is our
old friend Mr. Wm. Ross. Tho sight
of tho unrivalled buy and tho snug
comforts uf the St. Leonard's, nestling
prettily among the trees uud shrubbery that adorn tbo shore, throw out
inducements to stop and rest that were
hard to resist. How few peoplo m
British Columbia know of this delightful spot, and how tew of those who do
know profit.by thoir knowledge? If
such a resort existed on tbo Atlantio
coast it would be worth millions of
dollars to its owners. Compared with
Old Orchard Beach, Coney Island,
Long Branch and Capo May, it is a
paradise, and not ono of these resort-)
mentioned are fit to be compared with
Boundary Bay on tho Canadian Bide.
On the American shore the beautiful
beach has been disfigured and
spoiled by immense rows of piles,
planted by greedy speculators anxious
to acquire wealth in the Bhape of mud
flat lots. When tho tide recedes
about 'I miles of the beach is left high
and dry, and at high tide about 5 feet
of water covers the entire flats, It is
hard to imagne a more suitable watering placo, and surely none better exists. The St. Leonard's, though large
and comfortable, has been found too
small fortheaccommodationof pleasure-
•oekers and Mr. Ross finds that he
will have to double its size at an early
agitate Blaine fully as much as they
do Westminster, and perhaps more so,
for tbe citisens of thut pushing little
town ore both anxious mid willing to
bonus the Bennett Co. to make it a
station ou the main line. Through
tho kindness of Mr. Dorr, proprietor
of the Blaine Journal, your commissioner was introduced to soveral leading citizens, who one and all oxpressed
their determination to niiiko Blaine a
railway town if monoy and other inducements would do it. Ono gentleman informed mo that tho road woold
be bonused to tbe extent of 400 acres
of land within tho city limits, and if
that was not considered ample inducement a largo cash bonus would be added to it. Tho people of Blaine, ho
said, would not hesitate at any reasonable demands in ordor to get the railway. When aBked his opinion of the
Bennett Company, Mr. Dorr replied:
"Mr. Bennett is the right man, and
you may depend that tho road will be
built. He has tbo confidence of every
one; and he has tbo reputation of carrying out his projects to a successful
issue." Another Blaino man said:
"Tho moment, wo heard that Bennett
was going to extend his line nortii to
connect wiih Westminstor wo all
agreed that Blaine's chance had come,
for wo knew that ho was tho right
man and that, ho means business."
"Then you think Bennett, is sincere
and will really build lhe road," queried
your commissioner. "Everyone who
knows Bennett will tell you that he
nevor undertakes anything ho dooB
not make a success of, and I believe
ho has agreed to build tho rnnd to
Westminster," Huchiias the concensus of,public opinion in Blaino. It
wus learned that three parties of Bennett's engineers w-ro at wurk locating
threo separata routes from tho boundary to Fail haven. The nearest party
of engineers was reported to ho at.
work about halfway botween Blaine
and Ferndale, and thither your commissioner determined to proceed in order to lind if such was tho case. Tho
only obstacle in tho way of carrying
out this design was the services of a
hoi'3e, for Blaine is not bleased with a
livery stable. Half a dozon or more
persons were named who might bn induced ti hire an animal, but at the
end uf a three hours' search nonn bad
boon obtained, and your commissioner
was about to commence the journey
on foot wbon a good natured, citizen
onmo to tho rosoue and proffered tbo
services of his horso, provided, ho
could find a saddlo and bridle. The
offer was accepted, bot saddles wore
fully as source as horsos, and your
commissioner lod his fiery steed over a
before tho requisite trappings wero obtained. Mounted ut lust, the journey
in quest of further information was,
commonced. Blaine is prettily sit-
tuuted, but it iB not seen to advantago
except from a southern viow. Semi-
uhmoo Spit and the intervening
water makos tlie foreground of the
picture perfect, all but the piles, while
the green clad bills in tho rear of tho
town gives u bold and striking up-
ridn from Blaino south would be delightful bat tor the disgraceful condition of tho roads, which are so bad
that travel is greatly restricted in consequence. The engineers' camp was
farther away than your commissioner
supposed, and lio had ridden over two
hours before the spot indicated was
reached. Leaving the horse on the
roadside he entered the bush and following u short trail the white touts of
the party soon camo in view. The
chiof engineor of the party, Mr. Janes,
was found in camp, nnd he, most
courteously, gave all tho information
required,- He produced liis maps and
field noil's and explained the work already done by his party, wliich consists of 30 mou. The location of tho
line, from tho bouiiduiy to tlio Nooksack river, ut Ferndale, had been completed tliat day, and ono party bad
and commencod work on the southern
bank. According to instructions Mr.
Janes hud located alternative routes,
neither of which aro closo to tho old
Canfield BUivey, but both linos join at
Ferndale, whero the Nooksack will bo
crossed. The moat difficult portion of
tho location bad been accomplished
and Mr. .lanes expected to form u
junction with tho engineering party
working north from Fuirhaven iu
about three weeks. Ho explained to
your commissioner that bis orders for
the rapid completion of the work were
veiy strict, and that be was forced to
make the junction with the southorn
party by a certain date, an evidence,
he considered, that Mr. Bennett was
determined to commence construction
at an early dato. Leaving tho hospi-
tablo camp, your correspondent onco
more resumed the routo and arrived at
Ferndnle just as the sun disappeared
iu all ils grandeur in the west. Ferndale is not, impressive, neither is its
poople. The hamlet is a dirty little
place on the muddy banks of the
Nooksack river, and the only redeeming qualities it pii3sosscs lies in the
half dozen fine farms situated near
by. Tlie inhabitants seem to lead a
deliciously idle life in tbe vicinity of
the pestoffico and hotel; and pigs, too,
congregate thero in large numbers,
mingling freely with the crowd of loafers unmolested. But Ferndale aspires
to bo
and its inhabitants are willing to give
Mr. Bennett 150 acres of land and
§2,500 in cash to awaken them from
their lethargy—and the monoy will bc
well spent. This amount may seem
small, but it is much greater in proportion than Westminster proposes to
givo, for it comes out of the puckets of
less than fifty people. The Nooksack
is crossed on a wondrous contrivance in
the shape "of a ferry scow, the design
and original drawings for whioh were
expressly imported from old Ohio
nearly a quarter of a century ago. The
ride from Ferndale to Bollingham
Bay, if mado at night, is performed at
tho risk of lifo and limb, moro particularly so if your horse happens to bo
shoeless and troubled with
A considerable length of the road
passes through a dense forest, tilled
wil h a gignntic growth of Douglas fir
and cedar. The trail, for it is not
worthy of a hotter name, is in a terrible condition, covered with protruding
stumps and roots, iutersporsed with
deep mire holes, in whieh tho horse
frequently sinks to the knees. There
seems to be no effort made to improve
the trail, which is rather surprising, as
the cities on Bollingham Bay derive
much of tlieir trado from the formers
located along its route. It was n mutter of congratulation to your commissioner thut bo hud added an extra 82,-
0CD policy on bis life bofore leaving
home, not that ho considered that his
existonce had acquired that additional
value, but simply to got even if possible on an old grudge with the insurance company. But the final settlement of the feud is reserved for somo
future date, for though a hundred
dangers were encountered in the shape
of stumbles and falls, the journoy was
finally accomplished in safety, and Sehome was reached just as the clock
embraces no less than four cities in
tho same number of miles frontage,
viz; Whatcom, Sobome, Bellingham
and Fairhaveu, tbo last named being
the fairest and most promising of tbem
all. Whatcom is unfortunately situ-
ated, but might become a large and
busy city wove it not flanked by bettor
situated neighbors farther down the
bay. Tbo mini Huts, on whioh the
city siiwago is deposited, fills tbo
uir with an llll-porvading odor of Hastiness when tlie tide ia low, and ut high
water tlio surface nf the bay is bedecked with all sorts of floating garbage
from a cork to tho last killed cut.
But eels are said to become uncustomed to skinning, end possibly tho Whatcom peoplo will get acclimated to those
nuisances and smells, which will ovon-
tuully, if they aro not now, bo necos-
Bary to their existence. Whatcom has
mado considerable progress during
the past year, but it is not being built
in tli.it soiid and substantial mannor
tui'o. About 880,000 has been spent,
in street improvomenta during tliu
last six months, and this largo sum
has kept business good notwithstanding tho growing importance of hor
rivals farther down tbe bay. Cuts
and fills of sm..' magnitude have ruffled tho sensibilities of many West-
niiiisteritos since tbo stroot improvements were commenced in tho royal
oity, but those complaints would couso
if the aggrieved parties would visit
Whatcom and inspect tho revolution
accomplished thoro. Your commissioner had tho extrcmo felicity _ of
standing on the sidewalk and looking
down the chimnoy of a 2-story building. It put him in mind of "Auld
Reokio," but the inhabitants woro
evidently burning up their stock of old
boots, so he was satisfied with making
tho inspection a short ono. Many
buildings ure situated as this one is,
and yot the.'.- lins been no clamor
against the improvements.
is Sehome, and ii adjoins Whatcom iu
a very brotherly fashion, it being difficult to distinguish whero tho one begins and the other ends. Sehome looks
prosperous and substantial, and every
peraon met gives tho visitor tbo impression that there is a prizo fight or a
baseball match in the direction he is
taking. Thoro seems to bo no time
for leisure, everything is rush and
huriy. Large buildings aro going up
in evory direction, and the clatter
made by the carpenters is deafening.
Street improvements are also being
conducted on an extensive scale in a
most thorough manner. Tho Sehome
House, tbe finest and most comfortable
hotel on the Bay, is a credit in oveiy
wuy to the city. The proprietors, by
tho way, nro Canadians, and very obliging people they are. Adjoining So-
home is Bolliugliam city, but only a
oity in namo, though the owners of the
townsito nre confident that it/' proximity to Fairhaven will one day make
it all that their fondest hopes could desire. While enjoying a much needed
rest in the Sohomo House, your com
missioner was aoouslod by a ci'.'./i.Li,
who inquired if The Columbian was
the only newspaper in British Columbia. On being answered in tho noga
five the intelligent citizen replied that
"it didn't make much difference anyhow, for he calculated that none other
came to the bay." After requesting to
have his name put down ns a subscriber
for The Columbian, the citizen withdrew, remarking that "it paid onco in
a while to take a pointer from a Britisher."
[Concluileil on V„%o 10.1
C W. Colter hiiB.determined to nppeal to tbe supreme court, against the
decision unseating him in Half''mand,
Fire destroyed tlm Independent
newspaper blook and several othor
buildings at Now Hamburg, Out., at
midnight ou Thursday. Loss, 810,-
Lord Stanley, Lady Stanley, and
suite arrived at Pint Arthur Thursday
evening nu their special car "Victoria"
and wore enthusiastically received by
the citizens of the town. Addresses
were presented.
Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Iron and Brass founders
!_   ery, me in a position to undertake the construction and repairs of Murine
and Stationary Engines and Boilers, 33illm:.>, it'iniiig and Cannery
lK;i«lliliery. as woll as -Dustings and Forcings of every description.
Estimates given; al! work guaranteed.
General Manager. dwjintc Mechanical Manager.
HoMf Slipot
Miss Peebles
2nd, 3rd and 4th of October.
12:7 laBB 2?K,B*M:IS-SS on. COIjTJ-Jiv(r*SIJ£u ST.
Tho store will bo illuminated with Chinoso Lautcrns and thrown open to tho
public from 8:30 a. m. till 11 p. m. Tho storo bus been enlarged und is now 70 foot
long. An OliCHESTKONE and other valuable articles will bo sold by Dutch
Auction at tho closo of the Bazaar.
NOTE THE ADDRESS-"-«,->lii)iil>ia Street, opposite the
HSiuiR of Montreal. seildwim
Repairs of all hinds neatly and promptly done.
6e3dw Webster's Building, Wostminstor, B. C.
Including Tools of all kinds ul tho bost makes; ilross-Cllt & Mund-SilWS,
Barbed Wire for Fonolng, ami all tho neoestary lltensiis for Eiii-uinci
Pulley Blocks, Snatch Mocks, Rope & Chain in all sizes; Pitch,
'if ar & Onkumi Tarred and Plain Paper for Building) Paints & Oil;
in all colors', Liquid Paint x in all shades) Fluor Paints ready touse; firind
Stonesi Wall Paper in all dosigus; Brooms & Brushes for all purposes;
Lubricating OillU Traps of all descriptions, and a general assortment of
Agricultural I in piemen! s,
tW Special attontion givon to ordors by mail.
T. J. TTiA.T>T> SZ CO.,
dwjly.lto Columbia Street, New Westminster,.
financial and Insurance Agents.
Property for'Salc in all parts of tho City and Suburbs, Wo also havo listed some
of tho finest fanning land in tho Province. MONEY TO LOAN. HOUSES TC
EENT. Agents for tho Confederation Lifo Association of Toronto, tho Londoi
Gunrantco and Aooldent Co., Limited. Gonorai AgentB for British Columbia foi
tho American Stoam Boiler Insurance Co. of Now York, the Royal and Atlas Fin
Assuranco Companies of England, Union Fire and Marino Insuranco Co. of Sal
Franoisoo, South liritish Firo und Marino Insurance Co. of New Zealnnd,
NEW WESTMINSTER-Columbia Street, Bank of B. C. Blook.
VANCOUVER-HasthiRs Street, opposite the Post Offloe
dwsolOto V0LUAI1" 34.
NO. 39,
fllow tlio «riat Criminal Jtcposltory Is
Operated.   Efforts or Kindness,
Discliilino ami Cleanliness.
JaIiIo -lliiniiBciiiciil uml Courteous Officers.  .Illicit lo Inlcrost, Aslonlsli
mul ll. ;iri-i Upon.
A description uf tho Provincial Bas-
|tile deserves more than tho passing recognition afforded in tbo columns ot
sveii the bett daily journals. Such
lotice is too ovanesqent and too curt
tor   a subject whicli possesses many
Bsleiiients of sad solemnity and fond
'or deep and sorrowful thought, in
minds that sometimes do that uncom-
0mou thing, think. Uut the best must
>e made of circumstances, and in con-
iderutiou of the subject and its vur-
ed features, the following remarks
may not bo estimated as overdrawn,
ne visitor to the penitentiary is ad-
(rutted to tlie grounds through ono of
tho largo gates, set liko grim portoul-
isos in the till palisade that encloses
lhe land surrounding tho  buildings.
Bl'lii: warder, on a small platform above,
Bruises the ponderous iron bar and
Irops it again, and the gate clashes
ihut with an ominous clang tlmt start-
es tho norvous stranger. And so,
ano is inside tho awful precincts of
'durance vile," and liberty is on the
ther side of tho fence.   Involuntarily
Jthei'u sweeps through the mind all past
'ins, liko a drowning man's parting
'ision, and an uncoinfortublo feeling
,oizes one for fear the lynx-eyed warier up there, pacing back and forth
with his polished Winchester ou his
ihoulder, should suddenly shout,
'Aha! villain! you aro my prisoner;
;en years at hard labor!'' Up the
gravelled winding walk, loading to the
jreat stone building, the straugor
paces, tinting as lio goe3, on cither
hand, tho siopes with  verdure clad,
JliL- trim and gravelled walks, the gay
_ irterros, the llowors in the full flush
of new-born beauty nodding  in the
^garden, and tho pretty trellis-work
irbor, all entwined with creeping
ivoodbiue and lovely, trailing (lower
forms. Then he outers tho coutt-
yard, most noble in its dimensions,
upon which opens tho main entrance
of ibe building and upon which some
f the windows uf the warden's upart-
Riients look out. In the centre of the
quudranglo is what might have beon
'ntended for a fountain, but is now
devoted to flower culture. A parting
glance away up the valley nf tho Fraser before entering the penitentiary,
discloses a vista of superlative loveliness. Miles of it lie there bathed in
the rich golden sunshine of mid-September; mountain peak and lowland
vale, forest glade and farm lea, lonely
rags and snug cottages and the noble
river rolling   majestically on  to tho
^Pacific—some little bird like an Eng-
ish lark goes soaring in freedom up
nto the blue immensity of space, trilling forth in ecstasy the sweetest
measures of unwritten music—ah!— a
convict dressed in the terrible garb of
prison life working in the field: the
shock is great, indeod—yonder goes
tho very soul of liberty upward to tho
iky: there, in tho dun garb of shame,
the very emblem of all wo pity and
feel sorrow for. With, perchance, u
sigh, the stranger turns his full powers
of observation to the vast, orderly, almost silent, and admirable machinery
that works within. He is sure of a
cordial welcome and courteous treatment from the wardon or his deputy,
and having remarked tho almost military exactitude and regularity maintained in the office, he starts off in
tow of his guide. First comes the
urgory, a room containing a complote
assortment of drugs, artifioial limbs,
ind splints for all parts of tho body,
and a full set of surgical instruments.
Dr. de Wolf Smith is the physician.
Crossing the hall tho guards' room is
entered; a largo apartment somewhat
resembling tho best kind of barrack-
rooms. A board on the wall shows a
list of the conviots, with name aud
number of cell, also a duty board for
he officers. Two electrio bells, one
rom tho wing and the otlier from the
warden's oflice, are in this room, and
would bo rung in case of trouble at
either of these points. T,he storo room
resembles a goneral merchandise store,
inch as used to figure in the wildcat
Jtowns of the Wostern States, It contains everything from tho proverbial
needle to tho proverbial anchor. Tho
tobacco supplied to the convicts was
Bhowti the visitor, and was quite strong
enough to introduco itself without
help; it is of iho kind known as "navy
plug," u sweet article, warranted to
kill tho amateur chowor with, as tho
cobblers say, "neatness and dispatch."
Ono quid or plug a week is supplied to
each oonviot. Tho boots and shoes,
clothing and other articles manufactured by tlio convicts are stored horo
for thoir uso. Two ropes pendant in
tho hall aro boll-ropes and aro usod to
call tlio convicts in; tho convicts' bell
is rung fivo minutes to 12, noon, and
fivo minutes to G in tbo ovening. At
the back of the building is tlie bull
which ia rung when tlio .conviots havo
[ill been cuuittod and nunc found v,-:nt-
iii»; until Iho ringing of the hell no
guard leaves his post. The keeper's
'mil, iu ulueli tlio Columiiian man
and bis guide, Mr. Archibald Mclnnes, found the keeper comfort
ably enjoying his afternoon "forty
winks," is ulso used as the armory and
key room. Tlio rifles and other arms
are locked up in the cupboards when
not in use, and are kept scrupulously
clean. They uro Winchester pattern,
48 calibre, lu tho koy cupboard nil
Borts and conditions of keys were noted ; from tho door keys, groat burly
monsters, llio very antitheses of tlie
watch-key, down to tho flat-chested
and consumptive-looking Yalo pattern
^koy. A u electric boll from tho wing
oall be rung night or day by thn guards
there, in enso of di"tui'bunco. Some
handcuff* and other governmental
jewellery cheerfully decorated the
wall, ii"t Inappropriately.
Through n stout, bou studded  dour
one passes to tho convict quarters. !
fhere are four tiers of coli, one above
tho other, and they are built in tho
centro of the building, leaving a wide
space all round. A narrow gallery,
protected by an iron railing, runs along
tho front of the upper tiers of cells.
Whitewash and black paint contribute
to givo an air of severity to tho place,
but a perfeot flood of sunshine was
pouring through the open strongly
burred windows, leaving no doubt as
to tliu perfect sanitation and health regulations. The cells are built of brick,
trimmed with massive iron where necessary, and tbe door of each coll is an
iron grating of immense strength,
further guarded by a thick iron bar
that conies down and cavers tbo lock
aud key hole, thus most effuctually
precluding the faintest possibility of
tampering with it. The colls are all
numbered and tho galleries lettered
A, B, C, etc. In the large open spaco
on the floor uf the wing are benches
and desks usod Jjy tho convicts in
school hours. School is hold every
day except Wednesday, which is, with
Sunday and Friday, a church day; one
hour at noon of Wednesday is devoted
to religious exercises; on Friday from
1 to 2 p, m., tho bishop holds divine
sorvice, and on Sunday, frnm 8 to 10
a.m. Each cell has a gus jet, a folding canvas bed, blankets, coverlids and
a pair of slippers for use in the cell.
The bod clothing is all neatly hung up
during the day on u peg set in the wall
for the purpose. The prisonors are
pormittod all kinds of "extras" if they
pay for tbem, and the good-conduct
men are allowed to read in thoir cells,
In the basement of thu main building
are a number of cells formerly intended to be used as punishment, cells, but
now otherwiso occupied. The basement ia lire proof and bus a commit
floor. Tho meat room, the old lamp
room, tho dining hall, for officors who
do not gu borne for meals, the kitchen
and the cells ir.teudod for femalo prisoners, aro all in the basement. Returning to the second floor of the
main building a pleasant surprise
awaits tho visitor in the two churches
which are situated there. Tho Protestant church occupies one side of the
hall and the ltomau Catholic the opposite. In the former is a small raised
dais with a reading deBk and a chair
in each corner, occupied by armed
warders when the number of the congregation warrants, the precaution.
Cumfortablo seats fitted with book-
bonrds, occupy the middle of the hull,
and in a small nlcbve behind, sit the
guards, keeping a vigilant eye on the
laity assembled. A small, but well
selected, library, in connection with
the church, furnishes the prisoners
plenty of good reading. Crossing the
hall to the Catholic church, that sanctuary will be found fitted up very
tastefully; tbe altar, while not decorated with all the elaborate profusion
of outside churches, is very striking
and pleasing. The audience chamber
is similar to that of the Protestant
church across the way, and like it, has
a well selected library for the use of
the prisoners. A large board punctured with rows of holes, in somo of
whioh were pegs, ia the library register, a peg representing a book out.
Tlio church of England service is held
on Friday. The deputy warden's sitting room and parlor are on the third
floor. The warden occupies the southeast wing of the building, and up in
the top rooms of the building the
officers hnd accommodation. A large
tank, on the top of the building supplies the entire institution with water.
Each floor, in case of liro, oan be flooded, whilo in almost every corner are
Babcock's patent fire extinguishers.
The ethnological census nf the prisoners showod 45 whites, 30 Chinese, 12
Indians and 2 negroes, nnd one whito
female prisoner, making a total of 110.
This is tho lirst female prisoner sentenced to 2 years in British Columbia.
There are 2 insane Chinese among the
prisonors and 4 sick in the hospital.
Five of the prisoners are in for lifo,
and tlioro aro sentences ranging from
15 j'cars downwui-ds.
Our benevolent government doos
not boliove in starving its prisoners, as
the appended dietary list will show:
Breakfast: Cold meat, 4 oz,, without
bono; bread (whito), 13 on.; brown
bread, 1 or..; coffee (peas), 1* pints;
sugar, '■ oz.
Dinner: Meat, 7 oz., without bone;
whito bread, 8 oz.; brown bread, 1 oz.;
potutoos, 10 oz.; soup, H pints.
Supper: Bread, 12 oz.; tea, 1 pint;
sugar, A oz.
The dietary for tho sick is equal to
that of any hospital, and comprises
overy delicacy usually supplied to nivalin's.
Ltaivim: tlio main building and crossing the yard, tlio tailor and shoe-making shops are reached; those two establishments nro separated by a low
partition, beside whicli, on an elevated platform, an oilicer keeps constant
watch, Here tho prisoners nro thoroughly taoght tho trados by efficient
instructors. Near iiy is the blacksmith shop, in which several of lho
prisoners weru found resting from
their labors, which are never of a back-
breaking sort. Many branches of
Vulcan's art are taught, but the work,
as can be readily undoi's'ood, is not so
varied'a» that iifuniirclliiiry"ainitl'y;"
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tho blacksmith shop, hus all the appurtenances for bi'onhnuking, and is
under the superintendence of un efficient instructor. The building which
used tobo kuown ns llie Sappers and
Minora hospital, iB now ignobly stuffed
with bay and straw and tlie lower part
utilized as a root house, (hi llio ot'icr
sido of the yard are the stable and
cow house; the horses standing iu tlio
Btalls weru largo uud ablo looking animals and in a fine condition. Tbo
cow liouse has stills for quite a number of onus, and iu thu loose-box nt
the iqipur end, a promising oalf
kicked up bis luii'ls in glorious idleness
with nothing tido but grow. Poultry
nf ull descriptions and ill gro-ii num-
lieu strutted and cackled nil around
the building. Iu a small building
apart from ihe others, iiomo fine specl-
iiiiina i.f iii- phejiRiuit f-url.v iv,-rn
shown'    uui.'   uf    them',   the  golden
crested pheasant of China, is a beautiful bird with all thu brilliance and coloring of a bird of paradise. Two ar-
gus pheasants natives of the Malay
Peninsula, and two common English
pheasants, comprise the stock. Tho
land adjoining this house, is in a high
state of cultivation, andiaset to mangold
and carrots, some of which aro of abnormal proportions. Convicts on
leaving tbe penitentiary are clothed
from head to foot in good, warm clothing and are supplied with money
enough to pay their way to the place
whore they wero sentenced; but thoy
need not return thore if they don't
want to. One prisoner who wub at
work in tho oflice of the deputy wor-
deli, writing nnd occupied with accounts, is a remarkable man, and
strikes the visitor at onco as a superior being to the other inmatos of the
institution; there is a scholarly, oclu
eated and rolined look about him that
peeps even through his grotesque
prison garb and makes it pitiful to behold such a man in such u position.
Ho is "in" for fifteen years. The ravine bosido the main building is being
gradually cleared and beautified. A good
road will probably run through it in the
course of a year or so. It is an enchanting spot, but looks lonely. Tho
penitentiary stands on 09 acres of
ground, 40 of whicli aro undor cultivation, 75 fencod in; a number of lots
at tho west side also belong to the
penitentiary. Aftor making the tour
of the building and grounds, one
leaves the place not without a feeling
of regret.
That tnn be lii-allzi-il.—The Kev. II. V
TaiciiH Cleverly Suites I lie Case or
Gitinerlul I'etlcrnllon.
Wedtiosday night in the Opera Houso
a tair-sized audience assembled to listen
to the Rov. D. V. Lucas, the celebrated federutioniat, describe how the
scheme was to be brought about. Mr.
Cunningham, having been appointed
chairman, stepped upon the platform,
followed by the speakor of the evening,
at 8:17 o'clock. Theso gentlemen were
hailed with applause. The Eev. D. V,
Lucas is a remarkable looking man; ho
stands about six feet till and is massive in build; upon his broad shoulders is a head marked with every indication of intellectual power; the type
of the countenance is Roman and do
notes decision of character and great
will power. As an orator ho is very
happy in style, and talks to his hearers
in an easy familiar strain that at once
puts them in good humor and awakens
their interest. The chairman addressed the audience in a few opening remarks. He said that no greater
honor could have beon conferred upon
him than that oi electing him chairman of an Imperial federation meet
ing. The subject was ono which pos
sesscd especial interest for British
Columbians. Wo had been living aa
it were on the nigged edge of the em
pire, but, in tho event of this great
idea of federation coming to pass, we
should bo the centre; so the map
would show if carefully scanned. The
subject is a broad one, ample as the
domains of the British empire, but
tho right men had hold of it in England. Lord Hnseberry was its president, and another noble lord, a mem
ber of the present ministry, its vice
president. There was no partisanship
in this mutter—it was of too much im
portunce. Some day this country of
ours will be the Imperial highway tu
Australia and tho Orient, itis coming. Ho bolioved tho Anglo-Saxon
race wero to be, by tho grace of God,
tho rogonerutors of the world, as thoy
had been its conquorors. Nothing
could withstand them; and in the
united strength of Imperial federation
thoy could dictate peace to the whole
world. The chairman then introduced
Mr. Lucaa who was greeted with applause Ho began by asking permission to make a couple of observations
—one strictly about himself, the other
entirely about his audionco. Ono hundred and twenty years ago in the oity
of Boston, his ancestors, when they
saw tho old (lag coming down in the
dust, could not stund it and doterminod
to lenve n soil over wliich the standard
of England was not destined to flout;
and they came north into tho wilderness of Canada, among the bears and
wolves, whero their lot was much
harder and tlieir advantages less, bat
it was their loyalty that made them
endure cheerfully those harships. It
who enough to livo under tho old flag
of Britain. Through the grand loyalty
of bis ancestors bo felt himself tic! tu
this country. He admired the bravery
of his ancestors ono and a quaitor centuries ago, and he could not, if ho
wished, prove unworthy of such noble
loyalty and courage. To bio hearers
ho would recommend u perusal of Dr.
Ryerson's groat book on Imperial federation. It was llio best, book ovor
written on this subject, and was filled
with the giand true Canadian British
loyalty. Tbo other remarks applied to
themselves. Hore in British Columbia «-.■ nn. .,'i|,„i no .Wintii- front. ,1110
"i the uiust important pans of the
Whole empire, even, although, as the
chairman bod remarked;-oil tbo ragged
edgo. While oohsideiublo rivalry and
jealously existed between the provinces
of Eastern Canada, here in British Columbia wo were all. iu a friendly way,
be hoped, striving for predominance.
British Columbia is moro united, and,
tlii'Vefore, occupies a butter position
tlian any of those pi'"Viiioesin Iho east.
He ranked himsolf very low among
thoso who w.iro struggling for
Imperial federal ion, yet. he did
not think tliat oven among the
splendid iulnllciti al, present grappling with tin; priit'leni th, ie. was one
thai could by himself unravel tlm
knoiiy question. Many men renowned throughout the world had given
their Ijost and clearest Miunulil to it,
bllt it wi'fl still iiu-nlvfid. Tl'i'i-e wna
:i oiittiinoii uftrttnii'ut ng'ins' ''iiporia!
leib-l-ii mu  Hhieli  lu- klioiililit bad no
analogy to tbe present slate of things.
It lias been said that great kingdoms
and empires have existed in the past.
Yet some of these with all their mightiness huvo been swept completely
away and disappeared. There have
not boen wanting able writers and
keen thinkers to prophesy that the
samo fate awaits the British Empire,
and they have compared it to tho
growth of the human body, which
must eventually decline and waste
away; he could Bee no analogy between the two at all, between tho
body and n kingdom. Of all the great
states that had ruled tho world in former days, probably tho Roman Empire was tho greatest of them all. It
hsd begun iu humble surroundings
and by what apparently was a healthy
growth, attained the limit of its stupendous power; tbou it stood still as if
the Creator bad accomplished sonic
vast purpose; then, after a thousand
years of undisputed sway, came the
decline in tho reign of Trajan, the
revolt of the Goths and the tall of
Constuitinople, and the great Roman
Empire was 110 mo.re. If there was
that entire loyalty which he conceived
there ought to be in the mind of evory
citizen, they would understand tho
feelings of tho huly Apostlo Paul when
he proudly boasted of his citizenship
and that ho wus loyul to it. Why should
wo not all emulate this great example
and try to the boat of our powor to
preserve our empire from destruction.
He quoted passages of Scripture as
fundamental principles of his remarks.
There was a great necessity for a common sympathy between all parts of the
ompire. We havo boon told thut tho
idea of imperial federation is no more
than a glorious dream thut never could
be realized. Many a glorious dream
has been realized. Ho saw, in Jersey,
a great bridgo across a chasm; it hud
existed for centuries, but wanted one
thing, the keystone for whicli thero
remained a place; tho bridgo was
strong and beautiful yet not perfect
for lack of this alone. The Britisli
Empire was the bridge, imperial federation the keystone. He had sat and
gazed at that sentence and had fallen
into open-eyed dreams, and he saw,
"far back in othor years" an ancient
Briton sitting on a stone, wearied from
some battle in the time of the Heptarchy, and he drew near this rugged
warrior and asked him, "Ho you think
the day will ever come in whioh those
seven kingdoms will be united in one,
and the people thereof shall raise their
voices together and shout, 'God save
the ICing ?'" And the man smiled
and said, "My dear friend, thut is a
glorious dream, but it cannot be realized." But it has been realized.
Again, "as in a dream," he saw the
grand old palace of Holyrood, at Edinburgh,battered down by English cannon
and rebuilt by Scottish hands. Again
and again this happened. Then he
taw a stalwart Scottish warrior, reeking with the blood and sweat of Ban-
nockburn, resting to viow the place
upon which lay strewn thirty thousand English dead, and he asked this
grim warrior, "Do you think the time
will ever come when England and
Scotland will join hands and ory with
one voice, 'God save tho King V"
And the Scut smiled and shook his
head, " "l'is a glorious dream, iny
friend, but it can never bo realized."
But what do we see to-day?—the hardy
sons of Scotia going forth with the
sons of Erin and of England to fight
the common battles of Great Britain.
But why go across the sea for proof?
Take the Dominion itself; go buck' to
the duys whon the nativo tribes were
scalping euch other and the French
and English striving for supremacy;
oven to the time whon ho stood in
New Westminister 20 yeuis ngo, und
ho remembered the jealousy and bitterness between Upper and Lower
Canada. Had he usked twenty-six
years ago if those contending provinces
would ever bc united it would have
been called a glorious dream, "only
that uud nothing more." He bud auid
thnt, iho railway must be built. Men
there wore who suid the government
wns ruining the country with dobt, and
we were now going to completo the
work by building a railway to get at
10,000 people on the Pacifio coast. He
had told such men that thoy did not
know what they were talking about.
The 10,000 were a diop in the bucket
compared with the vast resources of the
Pacific province and value of reaching
tho 300,000,000 on the othor side of
the ocean. There was a time when
midshipmen and murines wero taught
to hato u Frenchman as thoy would
tho devil; it wns thought thoy would
light better on such sentiments. But
let us come down to the Crimean war,
when French and English fought
against Russia, and it hss beep told
when tho Flench captured lho Mala-
koff in tliat memorable dash, the English wero ready to embrace tbe bravo
Frenchmen. We look for the dny
whon tho Groat British Empire shall
bo drown togothor in one common
sympathy and united in all interests.
When that day domes, looking at it
from the standpoint, of a Christian patriot and philanthropist,
we shall have fulfilled llio exhortation of llio poet Onwper. Alluding to
the maintenance of a standing British
army, tho eloquent speaker said a
standing army was a constant menace,
and if we could by any means do away
with standing armies we wuuld have
made n giant stride towards universal
pence. In letters whicli ho hnd writ-
tun to Cnnadian papers, when abroad,
he hud culled attention to tbo fact
that out of the five continents of the
world Europo was tbu only one whoso
name did not begin and ond with A,
and Europo stood aion,, glistening with
bayonets and seemingly furthest away
of all from tho peace of Gorl. ln
showing lhe evils nt'niuiiihiimngstunning armies, Mr. Lucas pointed out
that those I'liormnus numbers of men
produced nothing, they wore pructionl-
y idle. Ho was iu Mnniroiil when
llie Northwest ivbelliiin broke out,
and ans a witness of lln: splendid exhibition of patriotism, when the Oiiiia-
dinii vuluiitedrsptiut'ttd fo'tli to go to
tin- fr -ut. Tills siiimud that Camilla j
had proud to tho wuilil that standing i
armies could bo dono away with. And
all those brave volunteers wero vvoileers, wage earners and wealth producers. It was by cultivating the spirit
of loyalty in the people that made the
best soldiers—those who fought for
love of country and not for hire. He
looked upon free trado as a milenium
policy; there can bo no question ao to
the righteous principles of free trade;
yet it is ono of those things which will
not universally prevail until men are
drawn together. The confederated
empiro could be perfectly self supporting and quite independent of the
rest of the world, which it could force
to accept free trado through sheer necessity. He was not a politician, he
had seen so much to disgust him in
politics, that he wanted nothing to do
with that science. As to unrestricted
reciprocity, how are we going to get it
if our neighbors don't want it? and
they havo plainly shown that thoy
don't want it. But by Imperial federation tho advantages of freo trade
could bo hastened. We should have
among other incalculable benefits, n
universal cheap postage. Ho had discovered, when living iu Australia, that
u newspaper could bo sent from Canada to Australia for 2 cents, but it took
G cents to send one from Australia to
Canada. He could get no satisfaction
on tho subject from the Melbourne
postal authorities. An agitation wus
in progress in England for cheap post ■
age. Should such 11 thing becomo universal unlimited knowledge could bo
diffused by newspapers sent all over
the empire. By not getting the Australian newspapers we aro almust iu
tbe dark about that groat country.
The speaker very humorously ridiculed
tbe idea of a mnn wishing to join with
tho United Statea on the principle of
it being a larger nation; he showed how
much greater it would bo to be an integral part of 300,000,000 instead of
merely a paltry 60,000,000. He could
get 10,000 young men of Canada who
were better informed on tho resources
and extent of tho British Empire than
tho same number uf Englishmen. It
was a positive fact thut anybody who
wanted the Britisli press to notico anything about Canada, either a lecture
or a publication, hnd almost to go down
on his marrow bones and beg one little
"stick" of 3pace. The speaker related
an amusing instance of asking a Liverpool editor for a column of space on a
lecture on Canada. England to-day
holds the gateways of the world. The
prescience with which she had selected
lier stations around the globe was
amazing. Had the right men been on
the flocr of the Britisli parliament and
given proper information nt the critical
moment, Maine, Oregon and Washington would have been Canada's to-day.
There was a great lack of correct knowledge ubout Canada in England. The
principles of home rule were right,
judiciously managed, and the Irish, iu
his opinion, will eventually get it. In
answer to the statement that in the
event of au Imperial parliament the
Australian members would be either
on the ocean or in England all their
time, he had to say that there would
be far less business to transact where
each part of the empire conducted its
own local affairs, with only a general
voice in tho great council, lt was ridiculous, he thought, that §70,000 should
have been squandered in merely discussing the Manchester ship canal bill.
Why not give Scotland, Wales, Ireland
the .management of their own affairs
and a voice in the general parliament.'
that waa the way to settle ail disputes.
Trade with Australia required working
up; there were millions in it, and the
bond between Ciinuda and Australia
should bu strengthened. He had
never expressed tho idea of Australian
confederation boforo nn Australian
audience without great applause, showing huw eager that people aro for union.
Tbe press will be lhe great uniter
of the two countries; through its
means they will get to know 0110
another belter. The reason why Canada enjoys complete immunity from
foreign attacks, is tho protection ufl'iii'd-
ed her by tiie British navy; anil if tlie
navy is a source of safety and comfort
to her why should she begrudge to pay
her proportion to maintain it' The
army may bo dispensed wiih, but the
navy novel-, it will ever remain the
pride and' protector of England and
her colonies. But let confederation
come and he would liko to see lho nation that 11 ould dare to attack such a
power. From Canada oould bo callod
100,000 willing men, from Australia
the same number, roady to go to nny
part of the ompiro. Wo would forco
penco upon the world As for British
Columbia, no country in tbo world lo-
day possesses her facilities for applying
powor to machinery; ber streams are
admirably suited for this purpose, and
tho climate is bettor adapted for tlm
manufacture of cotton and woolen fabrics than any he had over soeu. But
we ennnot produce the wool, that
coniiia through the United Statei from
Australia. Why through tbo United
Stales? Why not import it direct?
Australia lins 00,000,000 shoep and
10,000,000 head of cattle, am! wo can
get all the wool we wanr from her
without -i- milling the Unitsd States,
uud our lumber ought to be sent 10
Australia by Canadian nut Yankee
shippers,'i'S |s uow thu case, Iu conclusion bo ssii! that if be bad been
helpful in putting even the humblest
pin ih tlm structure of Imperial federation lie would feol himself amply
rewarded. That grand old land of Eng
land would of courso occupy the first
placo in tho confederation, it was the
graudest land on earth. Ho gavo a
number of instances showing thnt England's greatness springs from ber faith
in God; this faith is shown
by the mottoes that adorn all
the grent buildings throughout
the land. In tho Liverpool exchange he bad spoil those splendid
merchant princes quietly exchanging
millions of pounds on the floor of tho
hall; but in Now York he hud seen a
howling mob of well -dressed mei] yelling and shouting until thn plaeo was a
perfect, pandemonium. After a flowing I'libiginm on England and hor
iiioniui's", the speaker niihouuootl that
he would deliver a lecturo on tompor-
nnoe, entitled, "Two buttles of Wine."
He would not drink tbo wiu^und ihon
give the lecture to them, but he would
have the two bottles of wine there—at
the rooms of the W.O.T.U. If anybody didn't know where that was ho
ought to bo ashamed of himself. A
hearty round of applause greeted the
eloquent speakc r at tbo finish of his
Job printing of all kinds neatly done
at the Coi.usiui.iN office, 'Prices will be
found us low as at any other offioo in
the provlnoe —Adv
Are the Canadian People Becoming
a Nation of Li-inntlci-I-Tj-ic frightful Increase of this most peculiar
Insanity antl how it Iti cured-.
Ilcalthy Condition.
a pkotopafh^
With Paresis Lctioru
Tlioro tire many welt known men confined In our Asylums-whobutiifiliort time
ugo wore prominent among our business
and social circles.
Why are they there?
Did it come on at once'.'
Not at all. It'.vas a gradual butposltlvo
groM'th. They overtaxed nalure. The drain
on their vitality, thoir nervo powers,
their brain tissue, waa loo groat, and thoy
gradually but.surely sank under it. The
things they did io bring this sad end about
are precisely tho same things being
done by thousands of men and womon
to-day. Itis not necessary lo name thom.
They all ond disastrously unless cheeked
or regulated.
Prof. Phclns, of Dartmouth College,
knew this fully when he began bis experiments whieh resulted in the discovery
of tiie wonderful Palne's Celery Compound, lie reall-/.eU lhat Paresis (consumption of the. brain) was our great
National weakness. He knew that tho
brain and nervous system must, be forti-
fi-'dtomeet the great .strains which >ik dern
life bring upon It. He saw that men were
becoming debilitated and wommi weakened by the pressure and demands of life,
and he sought and discovered thn remedy.
Paine's Celery Compound, if rightly
taken, will renew the brain and build up
nervo tissues as fast as they becomo exhausted. It Is not a narcotic, lt contains
no drugs, no nostrums. It is perfectly
pure. It is absolutely harmless. The
nigh character of its discoverer guarantees this, and the indorsement of the
medical anil chemical professions
prove it.
British Columbia
Tin* Annual Exhibition ot tiie
British Columbia Agricnltl Association
Will he Held at the NUW EXHIBITION   BOILD1SII,
In tlio Cily of
and FltroAY,
OCTOBER 2ND, 3RD & 4TH,'89.
XSST K» \m% 3E SE 3J3 £8
For   Exhibition   and   Sports.
In connection wiih thisExhibi Ion will
be Hu- -jpDiilug of Queen's Pari.* and an
extensive programme of SPORTS and.
Ac, nnder direction of the Citizens' Committee.
All entries for the Exhibition must bo
mado with the Scoreti i*j ';•.■■,. aoon oh
TUESDAY, Octobc; ! <
' All Stock and other exhibits from south
of the river will be carried across on iho
steam ferry, vmm off chaucjk, and drays
will be fouud at. railway stations and
wharves to convey exhibits, i*u**;i*, to tho
Special Reduced FCnles will beptvenon
all railways and steamers tn persons nnd
exhibits faming to (be Exhibition,
As it is expected the attendance at this
Exhibition villi be very large., the Direct
tors hopo to soo an exhibition worthy of
the r.isoiuces of tho province.
Further information may be had from
lho prize lists [which will bn sent, freo on
application], or from the secretary!
r. r. peakso«
binstkk, Aug. sn, ian,
ilwnll^lml VOLUME Si
no. sn.
Impressions  of    Fairhaven  and
Notes of its Progress After an
Existence of 6 Months.
Bailway   Construction, City Improvements aud Other Details
Visible to All-comers.
Pacts and Figures (riven liy the
Chief Engineer of the Fairhaven and Southorn.
[Continued from Kino 8 & Concluded.]
ia the acknowledged yein uf itie buy
cities, nut that if, is tho largest, for
Whatcom outranks it in population,
but because it is tlto best situated for
shipping nml commercial purpososj is
inhabited by a more enterprising and
progressive peoplo, and lastly, but nut
least, beoaUBO it is tlio present headquarters ol tlio Fairhaven and Southern Railway. The situation nf Fairhaveu is all that might lie desired for
a handsome and easy graded .townsite.
Along the water's edge the laud is low,
but nut marshy, and the plateau is
latgo enough for il city nf 50.000 population without utilizing the higher
ground in the rear. A point of land,
immediately west uf tlie city, forms a
natural breakwater fur tho harbor, and
the first Impression conveyed by the
prospect from the water is that tho
name was woll chosen, being expressive of what is actually Llio case. Fairhaven bus no mud flats, but on the
contrary, deep water is to bo found
anywhere within 100 feet uf tho shore.
At the Fairhaven and Southern Railway Co.'s wharf tho largest vessel
afloat can lie in safety. The anchorage in tho harbor is said tu bo excellent—a soft bottom with an average
depth of from 8 to 12 fathoms. Above
the plateau on which the city proper
is being built, tho hills rise with a
gentle slope, not precipitous or broken, but an easy and pleasant grade. On
evory side now buildings are springing
into existence daily, and nf all the
cities ou the bay
in thi-i line. At least COO men aro at
work on building operations, street
making and sidewalk laying, and yet
this number is insufficient to meet
tho demand. Streets nro being graded
in every direction as fast as men and
horses can dn tlio work, but houses
are going up on all quarters of the
townsite in advance of street improvements, fur the population is increasing
so rapidly that house room must be
had uo matter how inconveniently
situated. Your commissioner ascertained the following facts; Fairhaveu
was covered with a dense growth of
timber on the 1st of Jauuary last,
when the Bennett company acquired a
portion of the townsite, and at that
time only 4 houses were erected. Up
to Marcli 1st only 2 new buildings
were added, but sinco that date 150
buildings, large and smull, have been
erected and another hundred are now
being constructed. About Marcli 1st
tbe Bennett company began clearing
away the forest, and to-day 300 acres
have been slashed, burned and grubbed
and are now ready fur building on.
The city now boasts of a post office,
telegraph and express offices, a dozen
hotels, an equal numbor of stores, two
saw mills and a ship yard—and all
theso the creation uf (i months. All
this prosperity and progress can only
be attributed to the
Railway Company, which is developing an enterprise aeoond to im other
corporation on the coast. Tho company owns a mile of water frontage
that is not going tu remain idle. Already about half a mile of siding has
been completed and tho railway track
is laid the full length of the construction. A large wharf, strong enough to
bear tho weight, uf thousands of tons
of steel rails, is now in use, and the
railway track is also extended on to
this structure. The company owns a
saw mill at Whatcom and another at
Fairhaven, and a portable mill which
is in use at the end of the track. All
these mills are running night and day,
cutting bridge timber and ties for use
on construction. A fourth mill is now
being built at Fairhaven by a Mr.
Heacock, who is under contract with
Mr. Bennett to cut (35,000 feet of lumber evory 10 hours. The mill is to bo
running in 7 days. Tho company
have now in course nf erection a magnificent hotel, which will cost when
finished belween 875,000 uud $100,-
000. It is to bo built nf brick und
atone, uf handsome design, sin stories
high uud firo proof throughout. Your
commissioner walked up 12ih street
nnd examined tho wurk sn far us it has
progressed. The foundation, 100x100
feet, built of stone, broad und solid, is
finished and work on the walls has
commenced. Large iiunntities of
building material uro scattered nbout
and ut least 50 men are employed on
thu worn, 'tins gives the visitor tho
impression lhat the Fairhavon company have faith iu tlieir city, and soulless corporations are not addicted to
building monuments for idle peoplo to
gaze on. When your commissioner
landed on tho Fairhavon wliarf, a
little after,0 a.m., ho was surprised to
And that all was
oven at' that eurly hour. A large
forco of mon wore omployed loading
threo flat oars with bridgo timber,
whioh a littlo later wero hauled to the
end of the truck by ono of tho com
pany's engines, Piled upon tho wharf
were immense quantities "f railroad
material, smne 10.000 ur muro steel
rails, and huge piles of bridge iron,
All largo pieces of machinery wore
marked "N. Bennett, Fairhavon.''
The etcel rails arc of American mniiii
faoturo and aro' said tn hn equal to the
English make. After inspecting the
aliotls und their contents, yuur commissioner chanced to meet  the   com
pany's sture keeper, who supplied
some valuable information. Tho rolling stock of the company at present in
use consists of the following: twu 05
ton, 20 wheel locomotives; 13 flat cars,
8 box cars and one caboose. All these
are at present in use on construction,
but this number will bo largely increased when tho rolling stuck, now
en route from the east, arrives, Tho
locomotives aro tho liuest made on the
continent, and aro built on the English
pattern. They are also very uuwerful,
being specially built for lira wing heavy
trains. The curs are as good, if not
better, than any in use in America.
Even tho flat cars are provided with
air brakes and Janney's patent couplers, which improvements fow of tho
bost equipped roada on the continent
can boast of. The workmanship nn
the ours,.and the goneral finish, iB superior to anything your commissioner
laid ever seen before.
was tho next matter investigated by
yuur commissioner, and to attain the
object in view another journey un foot
was necessary. Proceeding down the
line fur -U miles the end of the track
was reached nud hero was found a
gang uf GO mon busily engaged ut
track laying and tie placing. The
manner in which tlio rails are laid
does not concern the readers of theso
researches; tho facts of what has been
done being required, not the mode uf
operation. Only a limited number nf
men can be utilized iu truck laying,
and tho foreman explained that he hud
every man at his command nocossary
for the rapid performance of the work.
The rails aro huulod out on flat cars tu
tho end of the track and are dumped
oft'; the train then returns for another
load. Tics are also brought to the
ground by train, from the mills at
Fairhaveu and Whatcom. Track laying is proceeding at tho rate of from £
to "■ of a mile por day—as rapidly as
it can be accomplished under the circumstances. After viewing tho operations for a time your commissioner returned to Fairhaven and culled nt the
general offices of tho company. Mr.
Bennett is at present in Now York,
but Mr. J. J. Donovan; chief engineer
of tho company, was found at. his post,
although tho hour was still early.
Your commissioner introduced himself to Mr. Donavan and explained his
mission. Mr. Donavan, gave the visitor
and then courteously intimatod that all
the information he was in possession
of, and any required from the books of
the company, wus nt the dispossl of your
commissioner. This wus unexpected,
but advantage ivas taken of tho offer.
After chatting fur a few minutes on
railway' mutters in general, Mr. Donovan snid: "Our line is graded a distanco of 20 miles soutli to Sedro, on
the Skagit river, where the coal mines
of the company are located. Theso
mines are very rich, two large seams
having been developed, one 14 feet iu
width. No finer bituminous coal has
been found iu Washington Territory.
Our tracklayers are hard at work laying the rails towards the Skagit, and
we expect to have trains running to
Sedro in less than CO duys. We havo
500 men at work un culvert and bridgo
building, and these would bo further
advanced towards completion but for
the scarcity of timber, though we have
three mills running night and day
supplying material. Wo have experienced groat difficulty in obtaining
lumber, but aftor next week, when
Mr. Heacock's mill is in operation, we
expect to huvo no further trouble in
thut direction. Everything in connection with construction is progressing to the satisfaction of the management of the company. As soon as the
line is completed to tho Skagit the valley of that river will be tributary to
Fairhaveu, whicli will bo an immense
advantage to the business of the oity.
Some time in December we will be
marketing coal from the Sedro mines
in all the cities on the bay. A force
of 50 men is now at work developing
the veins, and the coal will be ready
to mine hy the time trackluying is finished to the Skagit."
"Have you done anything yet as to
operations north?" asked your commissioner.
"Wo have three engineering parties
at work between Fairhaven and the
boundary," replied Mr. Donovan, "and
the location will be definitely settled
within a few weeks. We have lecured
right of way for live miles nortii of
Fairhaven, and our agents are at present engaged iu further negotiations.
The route we will take cannot be made
public ye'., as it would interfere with
purchases of right uf way in course of
"When will you begin gradini' towards Westminster?"
"Within two weeks wo will be grading north, but only livo miles nf the
line will be built until the whole right
of way is purchased. It is not our
policy to show our intentions beforo
hand, and wo counot take the chances
of paying any price demanded for
land, which '"ould naturally be the
caso if our definite location waB made
public. The 500 men now employed
on bridge and culvert building on the
Skagit line will he transferred to the
northern line in two weeks, and the
work will be rushed as fast as possible
while the fine weather lasts."
"Then ynu really mean business,
and intend pushing operations towards
forming a junction with the Southern
Railway at the boundary?"
"Tho day uftor Mr, Bennett and
Mr. Thompson returned from Westminster, nfter completing arrangements for tho tsunsfor of the line to
our control, u party of engineers was
sont north and commenced tho work
of location, uud since then we have
boon working with tho atriot object in
view of pushing the road to completion
from Fairhavon at, the oarlioBt posBiblo
date, Mr, Bennett took full possession of tho Southern Railway on Aug.
1st, and ovory thing in connection with
it is now under his control. Itis quite
probable that construction will be fin
ished from the Nicomekl river to the
boundary I his fall, and wo fully expect
to have the wholo line completed from
Fairhaveu to Westminster by May 1st,
"Is it your intention to do much in
the wav uf improvements at Westminster?" '
"By the terms of our agreement we
are bound tn fulfil certain conditions
wliich will necessitate tlie expenditure
of largo sums uf money, bllt how much
I am not prepared to say. One thing,
however, is certain, nur expenditure
will be vastly in excess uf your bonus."
"Will, your equipments and improvements be nn tho same scale as ut
Fairhaven, and will yuu commence
operations there at an early date."
"Everything we construct will be
substantial throughout, but of tho
scale un which improvements will be
made it is a little too early to speak.
Tho bylaw has nut carried yet; when
it dues our intentions will soon be
known. If yuu vnto the bonus no
time will be lost iu commencing wurk,
for there is much to bo done."
''Supposing tho bylaw dues out pass,
will Ihu work yuu have already dune
between Fairhaven and tho boundary
bo thrown away."
"Nut by any moans. Wo will build
into British Columbia all the sumo,
but Westminster will nut be benefitted
"But ynu are working tho same ns
if the bylaw were already passod."
"Why," said Mr. Donovan, "you
du nut infer that Westminster will reject it?"
Your, commissioner ventured the
prophesy that the bylaw would curry
without trouble, especially uftor the
people* were .made aware of what the
Bennett company had already done
and what it proposed doing. Mr.
Donovan was questioned concerning
southern connections, and he replied
that cunsttuotiou would be pushed
smith us noun as the lino tn Westminster was well under way.    He said
of the roud wuuld lie Portland, while
tho eastern terminus will be somewhere east of tlie Rocky mountains.
He also informed your commissioner
that tho line, hud been definitely located t-j the summit uf the Cascades,
and that maps of tlie definito location
have already been tiled with the-secretary of the interior for a line 80 miles
up to Skagit river. He nlso hinted
that the Fairhaven and Southern Railway would form a junction with the
Manitoba road, whicli is now building
towards the Rockies. If this connection is made it will give Westminster
another through lino to the east.
While this conversation was in progress a bundle of papers were brought
in and laid on Mr. Duuoviin's table,
which he explained were the reports
of the previous day's work. Your
commissioner was invited to inspect
the papers, which he did and found
them to be reports of all the work in
progress. Thinking it wuuld be interesting, as well us conclusive evidence
of the operations of the company, the
following was copied from one of the
F. Ss S. R. R.
Foreman Wm. Shields
No. of men employed      60
Hours surfacing        5
No. of ties placed  1200
Truck lnid frum station 166-142 2400ft.
(Signed) Wm. Shields,
Your commissioner personally inspected tho work above mentioned and is therefore in n position to verify the report, whicli is correct in every particular. Mr. Donavan was then asked concerning tho
steel rails ordered in England to be
delivered at Westminster. He replied that he was present when Mr.
Bennett ordered 3000 tons of 50 pound
rails, to he delivered in the Fraser in
February next.
"How dues your company stand
financially?" wob the next queition
"The capital stock of the company,"
said Mr. Donavan, "has lately been
increased from $1,000,000 to $6,000,-
000," and then he smiled quietly and
added, "we are not hampered in that
"It is reported that your company
has spent nearly $2,000,000 in Fairhaveu and vicinity, on railroad construction and on other enterprises; is
this true?"
"Well, you are asking a question
that ia hurd to unswer, and I cannot
give you a direct reply, but 1 will say
that wu have spent an immenae amount
uf money since the first of the year,
on uur improvements in Fairhaven,
the length of line graded and our expenditure for Block and material, and
you will easily understand that all
these must have required a largo expenditure of money. I might alio
add that we puy all our accounts
monthly, on the 25th of each month,
and no person has yet been able to
say tho Fairhaven and Southern Co.
is Blow pay."
"Besides the railway, your syndicate controls other enterprise!, does it
"Yes, the syndicate controls the
Fairhaven Land Cu. and the Skagit
Coal und Transportation Co., besides
the Fairhaven and Southern Railway.
The officers of these companies are:
Nelson Bennett, president; O. X. Lar-
rabee, vice-president; E, M. Wilson,
treasurer; E. L. Cuwgill, secretary;
J. J. Donavan, chief engineer."
Before taking his leavo your commissioner put a parting question to Mr.
Donavan: "Can I tell the people of
Westminster that the road will be
pushed to completion immediately?" To
this ho replied: "Tho people of Westminster will be ablo to rido to Fairhavon over our lino by rail vory oarly
next summer. You can assure thom
of that." Aftor apologizing to Mr.
Donavan for occupying so much of hiB
valuable time, and thanking him for
tho courteous reception, your commissioner withdrew. A short distanoe
from  the   Fairhavon and  Southern
Railway Company's offico stands a
small building on which is painted in
large letters, "Arthur Ss Sherman, attorneys at lnw." Thinking a legal
opinion on railway matters might not
come amiss, your commissioner entered and introduced himself to Mr.
Sherman, who seemed willing to speak
on the subject introduced. He said
the people who had taken up their
residence in Fuirhaven had done so
uxpecting that railway construction
would bo vigorously prosecuted, and
they hud not been disappointed. The
moment it became known that Mr.
Bennett had acquired a portion of the
townsite, with the intention of making
Fairhaven the base of operations for
tlm building of his railway there was a
grand rush for tho new city, and that
rush has continued ever since. Mr.
Bennett's reputation us a successful
railway builder, his thorough business
habits nnd romarkablo powers of perseverance, instilled confidonco in every
one, wilh the reault that Fairhaven
boomed from tho lirst. Certain promises wero mado by Mr. Bennett concerning what ho proposed doing, overy
one ol which had been faithfully kept.
Even the most sanguine believers in
lhe ability of Mr. Bennett to keep his
promises are surprised at tho wonderful energy he has shown in connection
with tho construction of tho railway.
Wlion connection is mudo with Westminster, the Bollingham Boy cities
will then bo in direct communication
with the east ever tho C. P. R., which
iB looked upon uu u most important advantage from a commercial point of
view. A direct line to Westminster
will develop the trade between the two
cities and result advantageously to
both. "Wo are a eity," concluded
Mr. Sherman, "of only six months'
growth, and you can seo for yourself
tho progress we have made. A year
honco Fairhavi'ii will have surpassed
all other cities un tho bay; and if you
revisit us then ynu will find my pre
diction is correct." Your commissioner called on soveral nther prominent
citizens, who Bpoko enthusiastically of
the Bennett Company and thu wonderful enterprise they have chown in all
directions. It was impossible tu find
a man who had not confidence ill Mr.
Bennett, and even tho people of Schomo were ns extravagant in thoir
praise uf him. -'Why," said one gentleman, "wo all knew Caufielil would
never build tho road to Westminster,
and that was the reason his schomo
found sn little support except from the
largo landholders of Whatcom, who
wanted to boom their property. But
the day wo hoard Beunolt had undertaken tu build the line we know it was
struight business this time. Bennett
is n railroad builder from' tho wurd
'go'and you can depend on him." In
Whatcom thu public expression was
different. Many peoplo there Btill
cling tn the fond hope that Mr. Cuulield will yet surmount the difficulties
with which ho is beset und build'his
line both south mid north.' Several of
the largest property owners in Whatcom are said to be associated with Mr.
Cuulield in his enterprise, and aB it
plainly means "railroad or burst" with
them it is no wonder they Btill argue
confidence in the Bellingham Bay
and Weitmimter Railway. Fairhaven,
it is generally admitted by all disinterested partios, is rapidly overhauling
Whatcom, and in another year will be
the larger place of; the two, therefore
the jealousy of the people of the latter
town is not tobo wondered at.
When your commissioner turned hia
back on Fairhaven ho loft with tho decidod conviction that the Bennet Company is thoroughly sincere, and that its
intentions and agreements regarding
Westminster will be carried out to tho
letter. There inny bo people who will
question the truth of some of these
statements. To such doubters your
commissioner would say: On to Fairhaven and Boarch for yourselves. The
distance is not great and the expense
is comparatively small. Do not condemn at random, but if you have the
interests of Weitminster at heart prove
the truth or falsity of these statements
before passing judgment on them.
Having accomplished all he was able
to do in the short time at his disposal,
your commissioner began the homeward journej, upon whicli it will not
be necessary to dwell, and arrived
that evening at the outskirts of Blaine.
Having returned tho saddle and bridle
to the owner, the Southern tramp,
dusty and sun browned, led his somewhat subdued steed by a short rope
through tho one principal street of
Blaine, much lo the amusement of the
inhabitants in goneral. Anohoring at
the St. Leonard's for the night, the final
stage of the homeward journey was
commenced next (Friday) morning,
and Westminster was reached, all well,
at noon.	
TncoaiiiTtHiruiiiiiont Prise Winners*
At a meeting of the judges, at Tacoma, on Friday owning, the following
prizei woro awarded: In the wot test
hoso raco Astoria was given first
money, Vancouver second, Walla
Walla third. Dry test hoso race-
Vancouver first,  Astoria  second, east
Portland Ihv.l   Ans tl:r.   •'.-.-:.:;:
ionship--Astoriu first, Victoria Becond,
Seattle third. Speed race—Vnncouvor first, Astoria socond, and third
prize money divided equally betweon
Viotoria, Tacoma No. 2, east Portland
and CurvoHis, each getting $12.50.
Hook and ladder race—Seattle first,
Tacoma second, Astoria third. According to the prizes, Astoria wins
$1,800; Vanoouver, $1,050; Seattle,
$600; Walla Walla, $150.50; Victoria,
$112.50; Curvallis, $212.50, making a
a total of $4,250. Vancouver refused
to tako second money, claiming thoy
had been awarded first money
after tho race, and secured nn injunction to restrain Chiof Riiinoy
from poying over first monoy to
Astoria. . The tournament is declared
uut to have been a succoss from any
standpoint, this being attributed prin
cipally to mismanagement.
Eight thousand shcop havo arrived
at Maplo Greek, N. W. T., from
Oregon, for Sir Lester Kayo's farm.
On tlie Chinese Question.  Killed
by a Falling Sail.   Incendiaries Burn a Church.
A Malicious Circular.   Abortive
Attempt to Murder.   Printers
Want More Pay.
French Republicans Sure of Victory.   Boulangists Far Behind.
Collins Dying.
London, Sept. 23.—-Ecuador has prohibited the immigration of Chinese.
Paris, Sept. 23.—Following aro the
results as far us known up to nuw: Republicans, 25".', Monarchists, 165, and
Boulangists, 150.
Up to 7 o'clock this morning official
returns have boon recoived from 03(1 divisions, of which tho republicans havo
carried 217 and tlio revisionists 153. In
tho remaining "(Hi there has beon no
choice, nnd roballoting will bo necessary.
Among tlie prominent republicans elected are Faillioro, .lebot, Jules Uocho,
Grant, Dovelle, Dreohunoau, Barbes,
Sarrion and Koinucht. The opposition
elected DoCaSBagnao, Lulou, Fould, Has-
iiianii, Godelte, Lanjuinaia Count and
Dcmicn. In 12(1 of tho districts to bo ro-
contested, tho result of tho second ballot
will probably be favorable tu the republicans, and in tlie remaining 39 the opposition candidates are likely to bo successful. This estimate is made hy republicans themselves. The republicans also
rely upon thoir ability to secure ton colonial seats, and thus hold 354 seats in tho
new ohamber of deputies. Everybody
iu official circles appears to believo that
a republican majority is secured, which
itis thought, if not so largo, will be more
compact and more homogeneous than the
government majority of the last chamber.
London, Sopt. 23.—The condition of
Wilkie Collins, tlie novelist, is worse
this morning. His mind is wandering,
and the end is close at hand.
London, Out., Sept. 23.—The Medicine Hat Coal Co. is making vigorous ef.
forts to sell it3 bonds hero to build a rail-
way from Medicine Hut to the mines,
Ottawa, Sept. 23.—Tho printers employed in the government printing bureau
have forwarded a memorial to the score-
tary of state, asking for an increase of
salary from 811 to §13.50 per wook, and
that they be paid for statutory holidays.
It is asserted by a gentleman who
should bo in a position to know, that the
premior, who has been acting ministor of
railways since Mr. Pope's death, will
award tho vacant portfolio to himself.
The most prominent candidate for it was
It is understood that Sedgcwiek, deputy ministor of justice, will ho offered the
judgeship in Nova Scotia equity, occupied by the late Judgo James.
Articles of incorporation of the Joggins
Raft Company, to handle Canadian and
American timber on the Pacific, have
been tiled. The company starts with a
paid up capital of §300,000 and u reserve
of over double that amount. O'Dona-
hue of San Fruneison wilt work'the
scheme, Thoy will build rafts of from
8,000,000 to i 0,000,000 feet and tow
them to the mills at Sun Francisco.
Windsor, Out., Sept. 23.—Several attempts wero made to poison tho family
of Win. Derbyshire this morning by
Paris green thrown in the well. The
poison floated ou the water nud frustrated the design.
Montreal, Sept, 23. —Dr, Crake has
been appointed doan of tho faculty of
medicine of McGill, iii place of the late
Dr. Howard.
Toronto, Sept. 23.—Mary Bryan, a
housemaid at John Morrison's, blow out
or accidentally turned on the gas last
night and was asphyxiated.
Montreal, Sept. 23.—Tho s. s.
Parisian arrived here last evening
with the largest passenger loud ever
landed in Montreal. Judge Baine of
Winnipeg was a passenger.
Toronto, Sopt. 23.—Hon. S. H.
Blake, told his bible class yesterday,
whilo commenting on the Hungarian
dancers at the recent exhibition here,
that hn would sooner ho in Sodom antl
Gomorroh than be a director in the exhibition, and thut it should have been
opened with prayor.
San Francisco, Sept. 23.—Tho British ship Thirlmere, which arrived from
Antwerp this morning, reports that on
May Hth A. W. Spencer, an apprentice,
and an able seaman named Cadinthroo,
woro instantly killed by a falling sail.
Red Lake Falls, Minn., Sopt, 28.—
St, Joseph's Catholic Church waa discovered to bo ou firo at midnight and before tho flumes were got under control
tho ohurch and its contents were totally
destroyed. This firo is tho sequel to an
intensely bitter fight which has been
raging botwocn tho French ond German
months. The firo was the work of an
incendiary, as the men first at the scene
claim thoy saw a throe-gallon can of oil
underneath tho altar.
Washington, D. C, Sept. 23.—Tho
Posl to-day prints a oircufar isBUod by
the world's fair committeo iu St. Louis
and sent to membors of congress and officers of commercial organizations in the
southorn states, which is intended to excite a sectional spirit hy appealing to
southorn prejudices against the north
and cast.
San Franoisoo, Sept, 23,—Arrived—
Stcaiuor Empiro, Dopurturt; Bay; barquo
Arctiu-as, Seattlo, Sailed—Tho Rufus
E. Wood, for Nanaimo.
Ottawa, Sopt. 23. From far awny
India thoro arrivod at Earnsollft'o Just
woek a package contnining two silvor
bowls of nativo Hindoo workmanship,
sent to Sir John by Lord Lntldsdowno
to romind him und Lady Macdonald of
"absent friends who do not forge
Canada." These bowls eaoh weigh 4(
ounces, nro 10 inches in diameter anc
abnut 8 inches high, all lined with
Montreal, Sept. 23.—Sargison and
Chapleau have been in the citv holding a consultation with the Richelieu
Conservatives over the election to he
hold in that oounty on October 18th.
The Tory leaders regard the situation
in tho oounty with somo anxiety!
Their nominating convention is to be
held on Tuesday.
Winnipeg, Sept. 23.—At 11 o'clocl
this morning, acting Sergeant Leach
of tho city polico forco, perceived i
blaze in the cupola above tho roof o;
tho Forost Bluck, through which tht
wires of the telegraphic system
conducted into the exchange. H(
gavo tho alarm and the brigade wai
promptly on the scene. Ladders wen
brought into requisition mid the fire
men ascended witli tho chemical horn
and extinguished the bhzo in a fov
minutes. Chief Code snys tho lire wai
caused by uu electric light wire cross
ing a telophunu wire on St. Mary':
Btreet. Manager Walsh recognised thf
prompt turn out of tho brigade, and i
a mark of appreciation of their valui
bio Bervicos, ho forwarded $50 fur the
Brigade Beuevolont Fund.
RACK again.
Toronto, Sept. 23.—Davis Bluing
president of tho defunct central bank,
was seen in the ciiy this morning, 1(
ia said ho made somo arrangement!
witli tho liquidators, after his exile ul
many niunths, to return.
London, Sept. 24.—The queen hai]
deoided to postpone her contemplated
visit to Struthpsffer till next year, sc
her majesty will remain nt Balmoral
until slio comes to Windsor in Noveml
bor. Tho queon will probably get tc
Aix Les Baines early in tho spring.
The health of the Prince of Wales il,
bu far improved that tho npproheusior.
felt by his relatives as to the existence
of blood poisoning, which caused si!
much unxiety u month ago, are for tin!
moment allayed.
Unless something unforeseen occurs]
Princo Albert Victor's Indian \srof
gramme will be curried out, but thf
Prince of Wules bus been warned ol'
tho probable consequence of any undue exertion while iu Scotland and it1
advised to take as much rest as possible during his coming visit to Greece.*
Prince Christian Victor, uf. Schles?
wig-Holstein, who lias been at Bui.
moral for a fortnight, has gone baok
to his regiment. Ho has had a good
deal of shooting and dear stalking, oi-
whicli ho i3 vory fond and he is a goot;';
shot. He is one of the sturdiest anc.
most athletic uf the royal family, being,
vory strong and fund uf all out duo.)
amusements. Ho is moreover a vory
pood follow nud vory populur in hii-
The wonderful luck of tho Duko  of
Portland bus apparently not been
hausted, for Donovan's victory in   thej
Lancashire plate on   Saturday   bring!
tho total of the duko'a winnings   sinoc
the beginning nf laat  season, up  to
within a fraction of £100,000, of which
Bum Donovan lias contributed   nearly1
une    hnlf.     Donovan     has     quite]
put  int,  ihe  shade the winning ol
Ayrshire, whu won about   £38,000 in
tho course   of   his   season,   whereas,:
Donovan, whu iippurontly  still   hns u.'
long and prosperous future before him '
has already placed   about   £55,000 to]
his owner's credit,    tie won  11   raoesj
out of 13 us a 2 year old. and this sea-,
son, save for his "lluky" defoat iu thf.'
"2,000 guineas," he has curried all boj
fore him, winning the Prince of Wnlei'
stakes, £1,000 at Leicester; New Mar :
ket stakes, Derby,   Prince   of  Wale}}
stakes at Ascot, Doncaster  stakes am
now tho  Lancashere  plate,   winnini
them all easily, too.   His last achiov .
ment is probably the best, for Chita
bab was so tame that he could  hardb
hobble to Doncaster station the wee-
before.   He came  round with  sui
prising rapidity and was well suited b
seven furlongs at Manchester.
The Cariboo Mines.
Dr. T. J. Jonei, who has just «
turned i'o Viotoria from the mines «
Cariboo, was called upon by a C'o'imij
ropresentative, to whom he gave inter,[
eating information in regard to mine'(
and mining.   He visited all the mine y.
in the soction during his recent visi
to Cariboo, but gave more partioula
attention to the Island Mountain ani
B. 0.   Oo.'s  property.    Tho  Islun
Mountain was lirst visited; in it ther
are four tunnels.   The lower uno i
now 200 foet in the lodge, aud uvcrag
ing 3 feet in width, all woll minora''
izod ore.   There is now on tho dump,
at a low estimate, 600 tons.   The nex (
tunnel, John'B tunnel it is callod, i I
now in 211 foot, and averages 5 feot i I
width.   On the dump there is 1,00
toni  of  good  ore.   The  Euternris'''
tunnel is in 420 feot, the lodge hoim-
about Bix feot in width.   This tunne
is about 800 feot from tho mouth a >
tho John's.
All operations at the Island Mountain aro at prosent suspended, although!
there are over 2,000 tnnB ot good oi [
on tho dump, and the oxidized ore 11
bo found there would alono be sutticienj
to pay all running expenses and Iout;
a profit besides. Bosides the ore oi'
the dump, tlioro is enough in Bight t/1
last a yoar. If put in running ordor,
the mill—a ton-stomp one, with fuo
concentrators, a largo crusher und all
the most modern niuohlnory vvoull
realize a profit of $1.00 n day, Th*j
Graphite is another vory proinisin:'
ledge, also owned by the Inland Mom,'
tain Co. Tho Graphite Is novon fori
wide on the face, and tho tunuel is rfl
04 foot. Thero ia about 180 tuna i,'
ore on tho dump, and operations hor''
also aro for tho timo being suspondci, VOLUME 34.
NO. 39.
Wednesday -Horning. Sept. IIS. >S«I.
{From Daily Columbian, Sept. 23.)
W. C. Loye has paid his subscrip-
od, $10, to the Exhibition Fund.
Mr. L. P. Eckstien has .paidliis Bub-
iription to the Exhibition Fund.
Vhu'll bo the noxt to go south ?
Mr. Max. Mowat leaves to-morrow
lorning to commence the season's
ork at the Dominion Hatchery.
Mrs. Annio Jaques lias paid her sub-
iription to the exhibition fund. Tho
npaid list Bhould bo wiped out this
Sockeyes monopolize tho nets just
ow but the Siwashes think thore is
.ore in cranborry-picking than in
All subscribers to the celebration
ind who have not yet paid their sub-
priptions aro requested tu leave the
mounts with the treasurer, Mr. Fruer, as soon us possible.
Owing to the largo amount of space
iccupied by our commissioner's roport
n Fairhaven und Southern Railway
latters again to-day, we ore compellod
o omit the usual church report this
Anyono who may wish to procure a
opy of the Delta agricultural oxhibi-
ion prize list can be obliged at this
ffice. The Dolta exhibition tukospluco
ne week from to-morrow, on Tuesday,
)ct. 1st, at Ladner's Landing.
Polling took place for the Lillooet
lection  on  Saturday.    The   ballots
ore counted this afternoon, and, as
ill be seen by our special despatch in
nother column, Mr. Smith, tho gov-
rnmont candidate, has been elected
iy a majority of 31.
On Saturday at Hall's Prairio a man
lamed MoPhail, whilo hauling logs on
skid with a team of oxen, had occa-
ion to turn his back upon the animals.
~ne of thom suddenly kicked him in
he buck over tho kidneys. The uu-
ortunate man blod profusely, but un-
ler the care of Dr. Hall was soon
liucli relieved.
A number of credible citizons concur
n stating that they felt a distinct
Tcinor uf the earth at about 11 o'elook
est night. It seemed like a shock and
he rebound, but very faint. Some
i'ho wore reading noticed the lights
uiver and pendant articles oscillate.
['he late seismical disturbances in Call-
ornia may account for this phenome-
At the lumber camp near Port
Moody, on Saturday, a twig fell upon
he head of a young man, penetrating
he scalp and running slantingly between it and the cranium for u length
sf 3 or 4 inches. The young man suf-
iered great pain, but Dr. Hull, who
ma summoned, says that if erysipe-
,S8 does not set in the patient will soon
be as well as over.
At prosent the coal millers at the
Carbon Bill coal niine near Tacoma
aro on Btrike. Thero ore about four
hundred men out and the prospects
are that the mine will bo closed for
some time to come. In consequence
of this the Southern Pacific railway
coal vessels are compelled to go to the
Union mines, Comox, for their car-
. The first vessel is the ship Palestine, which arrived at Port Town-
send laBt Friday eti route to the Carbon Hill mines, but on account of the
strike was ordered to Comox. She
has completed her cargo and is ready
to sail. The other vessels of the fleet
to follow the Palestine are tho Alaska,
Oriental, Yosemite and Two Brothers.
The Icarus for Westminster.
The city clerk has received a communication from Admiral Henoagc,
commanding the Nortii Paoifio fleet,
intimating that he will probably order
H, M. S. Icarus to Westminstor, to
remain in port during the progress of
the exhibition. The presenco uf the
Iciircs and her brave sailors will lend
an additional interest to oxhibition
lil'aii-s, and hor assistance on the night
if the illumination, with tho electric
search lights, will be much appreciated.
The citizens of WestminBter will heartily welcome both officers and men, und
it is safo to predict that when tho vessel leaves port every man aboard will
carry away only pleasant rccollootioiis
of tho roynl city and its people. Tho
management of tho exhibition and
celebration might, issue passes to
the crow of the Icarus, entitling thom
to freo admittance to the grounds and
agricultural buildings.
Ui'fealt'il, tint Yiminiishctl.
Whon the 8 o'olock train steamed in
on Saturday night with tho Hyack lire
toam aboard, the band struck up a
brazen nute of welcome. Thero was a
tumult of hand shakes and "how do
do" nud tho boys woro accorded a
warm and hearty reception. Chief
Ackerman was present and headed tho
party to the Hyack Hall, the baud
leading thn procession. The chief
mudo a short speech of welcome to tho
team iiou coiiipliniontod !.. .-.:
the Manner in which thoy had upheld
the honor uf Westminster abroad.
These remarks were roceived with ap-
plauso, and the boys wore then taken
iosaession of and marched off home.
Westminister though defeatod in the
tournomerit, was far from losing glory.
Tho difference betweon hor timo and
tho best mado in tho contosts was only
•half-a-socond—scarcely appreciable
without'u stop-watoh—tuul that against
the best professional teams. The first
dny sho wus tho lowest iu tho pool;
the socond day hor good quulitiee gavo
hor third place. Defeated not vanquished, io the lot of tho toam to-dny. The
flyocks did honor hoth tu themselves
nnd to Wnatiniiitor, and thoy return
homo inoro appreciated than over by
tho people of tho royal city.
Children Cryfor
Ur. Smith, tlie Government t'undidntc,
lEcliiriicil liy a -tlajorllj' »' III.
Special to the Columbian.
Clinton, B. 0., Sept. 23.—The result of Lillooet district election is ss
follows: John Saul, 63; A. W. Smith,
94; spoiled ballots, 1.
Victoria Won't Come.
Tho secretary of the Viotoria foot
ball club has written to Mr. J. S.
Olute, secretary of the Westminster
foot ball club, announcing that it
would be impossible for the Victoria
team to play in the Royal City during
exhibition week, but offering to play a
woek or two later. Mr. R. B. Lhiter
and Mr. Clute went over to Vancouver
this afternoon to arrange, if possible,
with the club of that city to take the
placo of V-itoria and play for the
modals. It will bo a general disappointment if the match is not arranged,
but tho Vancouver leather kiokors are
a pluoky lot and will doubtless be
willing to try conclusions even on Buch
short notice.
on tlie Srinllliaiiiceii mver..--YuluuliI*;
Placer Mine Being Developed liy
«. W. Unsure.
Mr. G. W. Rasuro returned from
Somilkameon last Saturday ovening.
This morning Mr. Rasure called at The
Columbian office and gave an account
of his journey. He brought down a
band of about 60 horses and sold 45
along the road, tho speculation turning
out to his satisfaction. The claim
which ho is about to begin operation
upon is ou the south fork of the Simil-
kanieou rivor, seven miles above the
mouth. It is a hydraulic mine and as
it has 1000 inches of water there will
be no troublo as to the washing part
of the work. Mr. Rasure took from a
small bag a number of nuggets weighing from"$8 to $15 each; they are fine
specimens and were all found the same
day and in the same locality, in prospecting. Nine men are at work putting in ditches, etc. There are from
3 to 25 cents in every pan of dirt taken
out. Mr. Rasure iB on the way to
Victoria to purchase the necessary
hydraulic machinery, and will begin
operations about the 15th of next
month. He estimates that the mine
will show $16 per man per day. The
Mainland Mining Co.,- of Granite, has
struck a new pay-streak, and is uverag
ing $12 per man per day. In consequence of this another rush to the
Granite creek has begun, and the
stream will again be pretty thoroughly
prospected. Many think Granite
creek will yet pan out rich.
Shinning Intelligence.
The Rainbow had about 40 tons of
freight and n good number of passengers whon she left this morning.
The Dunsmuir left this morning with
20 head of cattle and a large consign
ment of farm produce. She took on a
quantity of farm produce at points
down the river.
Tho Rithet left for Viotoria this
afternoon with 660 sheep, 46 head of
cattle, 72 bales of hay, 168 sacks potatoes, several packages of butter, eggs,
etc. She had the usual complement
of passengers.
The Irving will go up next Monday
to up river ports to bring down exhibits and otlier material for the exhibition. She will then go up on Wednesday to fetch the visitors, which will
allow thom nearly two days to visit the
exhibition. She will return up rivor
on Saturday.
Tho steamer Irving arrivod from up
river yestorday, having ou board tho
following cargo: 462 bales of hay, 47
sacks of grain, 257 sacks potatoes, 110
boxes apples, 7 boxes peaches, 0 pears,
0 beans, 6 melons, 4 cucunfbers, 3
mushrooms, 6 grapes, 40 sacks cabbage, onions, turnips, carrots, beets;
11 bales hops, 4 boxes geese, 4 boxes
turkoys, 10 lambs, 8 horsos, 3 wagons,
1 cart, 40 packages seed, 10 coops
chickens, 7 beef cattle, 10 pigs, 2
calves. The Irving goos down this
afternoon to tho bridgo with a load of
iron for tho San Francisco Bridgo Co.
and will return with 1050 cases of salmon from the Richmond Cannery Oo.
for shipment enst over the O.P.R.
Police Court.
(Before T. C. Atkinson, Esq,, P, M., and
1*. MoTiernan, Ksq., .1. P.
Ching alias Ah Yun, a Chinaman,
charged with supplying liquor to Philip, a Harrison river Indian, wus represented by a fellow countryman, whn
spoko English. Philip and another
Siwash gi'iitlomaii hud retired under
the dock noar the bottling works on
Front s-roet, to enjoy in tranquility
at. ut half a gallon uf gill ill a square
bultlo. The cork wub withdrawn and
the initial gulp just nbout to bo gulped when tlie feet of Constable Carty
appeared, then his legs, body, head
and generous luge hand grasping tho
club of t'fli-.'o    The gin party was iu-
he saw the officer, but was eventually
captured. Chief Pearce described hiin
as a "hard sood," and an old jail bird.
Officer dirty tested Ching's pig-tail by
giving it a atiff jerk, but the hair remained intact. Ching waa fined S50
and $■'! ousts, nr in default three
Daniel Gillios. for boing drunk and
iuoiipablo, forfeited $5 bail by non-appearance.
Two men, who were lighting oppo-
Hito the Merchants' Hotol, wore arrested by Oflicer Dominy, who took ono of
them to the station, and returned nnd
took the other half an hnur later.
Thoy both deposited bail to the
nmount uf $10, whieh they lorfoited
this morning by not appearing to answer the charge.
(From Daily Columbian, Sept. 24.)
Mr. Thomas Cunningham has paid
his subscription te tho exhibition fund.
The gaa main has reached the Park
and will soon be in connection with
the building.
Lacrosso practice every aftornoon,
henceforth, except Sunday, up to opening of exhibition.
At the police court this morning,
Jim, a Chilliwack Indian, was fined
$5 for having been found in a state of
The Irving left this morning with
the usual amount of freight and passengers, many of the latter being
bound for Chilliwack fair.
The barometer was extremely high
to-day, standing 30.37. Some local
scientists connect the late earth tremor and this barometrical condition.
The Rifles are ordered to parade on
Fridoy niglit for drill. As it is the intention of the company to take part in
the grand procession, it is expected
that every man will make a point of
attending this drill.
The fireworks committee aro getting
their material into shape rapidly, and
the prospects for a good display are
vory bright. Two fire balloons will be
sent up on tho niglit of the illumination, which will be a novelty of their
A small boat, containing Pat Gannon
and two friends, was passing down
the river about 2:30 to-day, and ono
of the passengers indulged in a mild
species of skylarking, with the result
that the boat being pretty full, like
the passengers, tipped over. The mon
were rescued by some Indians and
conveyed to the shore, wetter and
The instructions issued to the police
of this city regarding the closing of the
stores on the Sabbath ate imperative
and will be striotly carried out by the
police, and aa all have by thiB time
become conversant with these instructions no further notice will be
given, but any store keeper hereafter
found carrying on his usual business
on the Sabbath will be prosecuted.—
Hunt, Baines and Co., the great fish
dealers of Montreal, have notified Mr.
W. H. Vianen that they will take all
the sslt salmon he can send. This
firm also Bent Mr. Vianen an order for
$774 yesterday, value of fish lately ro
ceived. A standing order for 8 boxes
(about 2,000 pounds) of salmon, every
day, all summer, has constituted this
firm's business with Vianen's fish
Alderman Cunningham, chairman of
the park committee, makes a request
that the young men should turn out to
cut and pile vine-maples for decorative
purposes, as the workmen on the
buildings and grounds aro too busy to
be spared for this work. Mr, Cunningham will send a team to gather up
the trees when cut and piled. Here's
a chance for patriotic young men to
do something for their country.
The Exhibitions.
The Chilliwack exhibition opens tomorrow and will ocoupy two days,
Wednesdoy"an'd'' Thursday, 25th and
26th September. Monday next, Sept,
30th, is the date for the Surrey show,
and the Delta fair takes place at Ladner's Landing on Tuesday, 1st Octo-
ber. It is hardly necessary to remind
our readers that the provincial exhibition will be held in this city next week,
on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,
tho 2nd, 3rd und 4th of October.
 .   m   .	
Westminster's Electric Street Hallway,
Aid. Cunningham's speech last evening in the oouncil chamber, dealing
with tho growing prosperity of New
Westminster and tho interest which
was awakening about her all ovor the
country was' particularly woll timed in
view of the faot that an application
for un electric street railway franchise
lay on tho table. Westminster is go
ing to bogin where great cities in the
past have just attained by long yoars
of expensive and wearisome study and
waiting. They bogan with the one
horse bob-tail ear, the "drop a nickel
in the box, please" stage, so to speak,
thon the tintinnabulation of the conductor bell-punch and the clang of the
patent, "Lowis and Fowler Register"
awoke tho echoes of another, more advanced era in street-car ethics; then
last and hest, the electric aysteiii camo
upon the set-tie and to-day is first favorito in public estimation. Westminster is bolter situated for au electric
than a horse car aystoiu: tho inclines
aro very heavy, and thu curves would
bo numerous in zig-zogging up tho
hills, so that the wear and tour of horse
flesh' would bo much more expensive
than even a first class electric equipment.
The V. .11. (I, A. Slimier and   lull rluin-
nielli   at tlio Opera House Last
Mali:   ii Oi'iiiU'd Sin-ri-sn.
$5,000 !!u!«i!'! (in tllll
tinlMlnv I'.tml.
Tho supper giving in Herring's opera liouse last night, by the ladies'
central committee of tho Y. M. C. A.,
was well attended, and during the
hour allotted for refreshments, from
7 to 8 p. in., about, two hundred peoplo sat down tn the bountifully loaded
tallica which tho ladies had provided
upon tho Hour of the houso and on tho
Shortly after 8 n'cluck, Mr. D. S.
Curtis, president of the local association, and chairman of the meeting,
opened tho bocoikJ part uf tho programme by declaring that the assembly had come together a ith somo other
bjoot besides simply tn oat the good
things provided by the ladies, and that
object was to hoar the eloquence of
Sfiino nf the delegates-to the recent Y.
M. C, A. convention'.
Mr. F. W. Teague, general secretary of the Victoria association, was
called on, and opened in a humorous
manner, but soon settled down to business. He had just come from the
convention at Vancouver, and there
was one thing which struck hiin with
very great force. There was a time
when the Y. M. C. A. used to apologise for being in tho work. But that
time was, most unmistakably, over
now, and at the lato convention were
assembled some of the best men as regards brains and wealth on the coast.
This wss the case all over tho continent
Mr. Geo. Carter, the general secretary of Seattle, was next called upon.
Ho lamented, in a facetious manner,
that he had lost his appetite since
coming into the hall. Mr. Carter
then interested his audience with a
few moments of sprightly talk on his
impressions of the convention at Vancouver. His first impresfiou was that
of having had a right hearty guod
time. Tho last impression was that
the dovil was going to have a very
hard time this year.
Mr. N. H. Jacks, travelling secretary for tho Pacific Northwest, wus
next called on by the chairman, and
gave a brief but spirited address. He
spoko of the work of the Y. M. 0. A.
and its remarkable growth and advancement, within the last year even,
all over America, and noted the great
progress that the association in this
oity had made since he (the speaker)
was here last. The association in this
city was now taking steps to put up a
building of its own, and the travelling
secretary hoped to have the pleasure
of being at the dedicatory services
within a year.   (Applause.)
Mr. fl. E. Brown, travelling secretary of tho international committee fnr
the United States and British provinces was the noxt speaker. Mr.
Brown is a gray-haired, rather remarkable and cheerful looking veteran
in Y, M. C. A. work. He referred to
the "talk of the boys" who had preceded him, which brought down the
house, and then delivered a most eloquent and inspiring address, showing
the vast and increasing work of the
Young Men's Christian Association in
America, along the different lines of
railroad, college, and mission work
Mr. D. S. Curtis, chairman, made a
short address in conclusion, and asked
all members of the association to remain after the public meeting, as there
was business of importance to be discussed with the delegates present.
The meeting then adjourned with
the doxology and benediction.
The public having left the hall and
gone home, about 17 of the members
gathered together in an informal way
to discuss the financial aspect of affairs. Before any regular business
formalities could be begun, some one
spoke up and proposed to subscribe
funds there and then, without further
parley, towards the proposed building
fund. A spirit of enthusiasm seemed
to seize all present and in a few moments the astonishing sum of $5,000
waB subscribed, sb follows:
Coatham & Co., $1,000; D. S. Curtis, $500; H. M. Cunningham Ss Co.,
$500; Clow Ss Maclure, $500; Edwin
Rand, $500; A. E. Rand, $500; W. C.
Coatham, $250; T. M. Cunningham,
$260; G. H. Grant, -$200; A. 0. B.
Jaok, $200; E. Hailey, $100; A. Des-
Brisay, $100; J. L. Caldwell, $100;
Geo. Windsor, $100; J. D. Fraaer,
$100; Albort Cooper, $50; John Cunningham, $50.   Total, $5,000.
The council met at 8 o'clock last
night for the transaction of business.
Present—Aldermen Jaques, McPhaden, Cunningham, Reid, Shiles, Keary
and Calbick.
Mnyor Townsond in the chair.
The reading of the minutes of tho
last meeting was adopted:
The following communications were
taken up:
From L. Williams, asking for an
extension of two weeks for contract on
St. Andrews street. On motion the
application was granted.
Thomas Draper, asking extent of
city propor in acres or miles, and asking that unnamed streets be namod
and numbered.   Received.
Alderman McPhaden said that the
niatter hnd better stand over until after the exhibition.
The clork was instructed to inform
Mr. Draper that the council being engaged with exhibition matters nt presont would consider his application
J. E. Funning, of tho St. Anthony
Fulls Wator Power Co., in reply to a
lettor from tho city clerk iu reference
to wntor supply.   Received and filed,
A. H. McBride, warden uf the poni-
tentiory, replying tu lottor concerning
right of wuy through the penitentiary
grounds, and that, tho samo had been
forwarded to tho Inspector. Reoeived
and filed.
Mrs. E. Guld, referring to the cutting away of a bunk of earth ou her
property, and uskitig that it be done at
once.    Recoived.
Aid. Jaques said this was a hard
street, ond the thing had never been
settled, lt was thought bettor to
leave the job until tho soason was
further advanced. On motion thu
clork waa instructed to inform Mrs.
Gold to the effect that as soon as tho
oouncil can practicably do this work
they will attend to it.
James Kennedy, in reference to tho
confirmation of the survey opposite
the Powell Block.  Recoivod and tiled.
Aid. Jaques said that Mr. Cotton,
Hiving returned, would attend to this
matter at once.
John Jessop, Victoria, asking a further supply uf city and district fulders.
Chas. E. Puoley, Q. C, regretting
his inability tu accept tho invitation
nf the mayor and corporation to visit
the exhibition on iioeount of nther
business.   Received and tiled.
D W. Gnrrlnn, M.P., Nanaimo', expressing regret that uhBcuce from the
province will prevent his accepting the
invitation tu the exhibition, Received
and filed.
F. Barnard, M. P., regretting his
inability to accept the city'B invitation
to the exhibition on account of going
to Cariboo on that date. Received
and filed.
Hon. John Robson, accepting invitation to attend the exhibition. Received and filed.
Mr. E. Crow Baker, M. P., regretting his inability to accept the invitation to attend the exhibition.
Capt. John Irving, acknowledging
with thanks, invitation to attend exhibition.   Received and filed.
Hon. F. G. Vernon, thanking the
mayor and corporation for the invitation to the exhibition, and regretting his inability to attend. Received
and filed.
E. II. Bauks, H. M. S. Swiftsure,
Esquimalt, acknowledging for Rear
Admiral Heneago, tho receipt of the
invitation tn the exhibition, and stating that the Icarus will be sont. Received and filed.
A petition, without signatures, relating to the liquor lioense by-law, and
whicli was intended to be circulated
to show tho views of the licensed victuallers on the subject. On motion,
the petition was laid aside to bo
brought up with the liquor license bylaw.
H. V. Edmunds and others asking
for a oharter to run a system of electric street railways in New Westminster.   Received.
Aid. Jaques Baid that it was the intention to get up a company to operate
a motor line.
Aid. Cunningham moved, seconded
by Aid. Reid, that the clerk bo instructed to inform these gentlemen
that the necessary steps ahould be
taken to meet tlieir views.   Carried.
Aid. Cunningham said he was glad
to see that New Westminster had, in
common parlance, "got a move on,"
and was going ahead rapidly.
Herbert G. Ross, re introduction of
"household fire extinguisher" into the
province, of whioh he is agent, and
asking for orders for same. Referred
to fire committee to report.
S. G. Tidy, asking permission to lay
building material ou Edinburgh street
near Montreal street. Permission
granted subject to usual conditions.
The park committee reported that
several payments had been made.
Aid. Cunningham verbally reported
how the park stood at the present
time. Every intelligent man in New
Westminster knew how things were
going on up there. Inside decorations
were in progress and the grounds will
be finished in two days. Covered
walks are being put down around the
building. The telephone company are
putting up a telephone at the building
for the use of visitors, offices, etc.
The telegraph company will also put
up an instrument, from whioh they
will derive enough pecuniary compensation to make the venture a paying
one, In laying the sidewalks Mr.
Forrest and his gang had rendered
valuable help.   Report adopted.
Health committee recommended the
sum of $25 be paid Mrs. Nickerson
for beds and clothes burnt at Poplar
island during quarantine; also $10 to
Thos. Walker for blankets and quilts
destroyed at Poplar islnnd.   Adopted.
Tho bourd of works reported progress and requested longer time for
the work on Clarkson street sidewalks
and Mr. McColl'a tank.   Adopted.
Scott, Marshall aud Creighton, for
stables, sheds and pens, $590.00; McLellan and Lory, work on park, $500.-
00; Hon. A. M. Richarda, $50.00;
W. P. Grant, pumping out pontoon,
$5.00; Mrs. Nickerson, clothing burnt,
$25.00: Thos Walker, clothing burnt,
The tenders for Pelham street wore
opened. Five tenders wero received,
the lowest being that of Messrs. McLellan Ss Lory, $4,750, whicli was
considered fair and reasonable and
wub accepted.
Aid. Keary nbjooted to the expenditure of so much money on Pelham st.
on the ground of over-expenditure.
Aid. Cunningham said in reply to
Aid. Keary that after the work on the
pork wub finished 100 men would bo
let loose on it and it was the intention
of the city to find work for these men
bo long us it could. On Pelham street
not a stroke uf an axe hu3 been struck
in 17 years, and yet there are men who
want to build there if they can get a
place for thoir houses. Tho poople
wore getting tired of doing work the
corporation ought to do. Ho hoped
the gentlemen round the board would
throw no opposition in tho way of this
Aid. Reid said it was time something
was dnno in that directum, and was in
favor of the poshing of the wurk on
Polhaiu street. Aid. Jaques and Aid.
Calbick also spoke in favor nf accepting tho contract. His worship explained that tho original intoiition was
nut to go into the swamp, hut m view
of tho industries which urn likely tu
spring up thero it was deemed judioi-
niis to continuo the survey.
In the liquor lioense umendment bylaw tho clork reported that ho hud consulted wilh Mr. A. J. McColl and the
amendment had boon propured. On
motion tho by-law was read a second
time. Tho council went into committee of the whole, Aid. Cunningham in
tho chair. The by-law and preamblo
passed as road and the committee roso
and roported the bylaw complote Roport adoptod. Rules being suspended
tho bylaw was road a third time, by
titlo, passod, and on motion tho bylaw
was directed t« be signed by the mayor
and clork and the seal of tho corporation attached.
Further time was granted for the
third reading of tho wator leases bylaw.
Aid. Cunningham said he would
move that his worship bo appointed a
committee of one to look aftor bunting
fur the exhibition building.
Aid. Jaques moved, seconded by
Aid. Reid, that $1,000 ou granted the
Bports committee.   Carried.
Aid. Cunningham seconded by Aid.
McPhaden moved that his worship be
appointed to Bee about getting flags
and banners for the exhibition building. McGorvie, of Victoria, will be
applied to for tliis purpose.
The question of providing lunch for
the invited guests next came up. It
has been proposed that somebody cater
for this lunch. The city hall would
make an excellent place for the reception of visitorB. On motion, Aid. McPhaden and Keary were appointed a
committee to look after the lunch.
Tickets will be issued for the lunch
and one or two of the aldermen will be
present all the time. Aid. Reid said
some difficulty was being experienced
in finding bedding material. He
thought it would be a good plan to
advise tho country peoplo to bring
their own bodding, and the city would
provide plenty of room. The hotel
keepers had all beon interviewed ns to
tlieir aloeping accomodation und it was
found that they could acoomndate
about 500. Evorybody was very willing to open sleeping rooms for visit-
ora. Various peoplo had been written
to about bed clothing. The C. P. R.
has been applied to for a train of cars,
but there is not a Bleeper on the coast.
The shipping will range up alongside
tho docks and bo utilized for sleeping
Aid. Cunningham said there was one
gentleman who had not been invited,
who certainly should be, Mr. Nelson
Bennett; invitations will be extended
to Mr. Bennett and the mayors of
Whatcom and Sehome.
Aid. Jaques gave notice of motion
that he would introduco a bylaw to
restrict cattle using the sidewalks
within city limits.
Aid. Keary asked if the contractor
had any right to lift the sidewalk near
the Bushby estate on Front street. It
ought to be put down during exhibition
Aid. Jaques aaid he would introduce
a bylaw tn grant Messrs. Edmonds &
Co. a charter to operate on electrio
atreet railway.
Council after some informal talking,
F. R. Glover went up tu the Chilliwack exhibition today, to represent
The Columbian at the bIiow.
The Hon. John Rubson, provincial
secretary, is in the city, and leaves for
Chilliwack on tho Gladys to morrow
Guests ut the Colonial: Mr. Borrells
and son, Keremoos; Jas. Fraser and
son, Hopo; C. L. Ruggles, John
Boultbee and son, Vancouver; George
Cruikshank, Ottawa; W. L. Cusact,
Simon Leiser, Victoria; R. Filer,
The death of Prince Monaco is causing anxiety in London as to the future
of Monte Carlo.
Forty-eight dead have boen taken
from ihe Quebec landslide. Work
still going on vigorously.
Georgo Francis Train was arrested
this morning at Boston, Mass., for
debt amounting to §1000.
Thore was a dynamite explosion at
Peterhoff station which was intended
for the czar, but he missed it by a, few
G. F. Train refused the assistance
of counsel when arraigned for dobt in
Boston to-day. He was committed to
the county jail.
Charles Sleichetz murdered his employer, Sol. E. Felch, at Marinette,
Wis., to-day, and narrowly escaped
lynching by the mob.
A desperate, but futile attempt was
made this morning to wreck a passenger train on the Wisconsin Central
lino.   No clue to the wretches.
An ox-employee uf tlm Au-trian
nrmy has been arrested in Huboken,
N. J., for having stolen $3,000,000
guilder of war department money.
A brave engineer on tho Lackawanna and Lake Shore Rood, N. Y., saved
many lives ut tho loss of his onu, by
holding on to tho throttle of his engine.
A disreputable house was burned
early this morning ut Odgen, Utah,
damages $17,000; insurance about
half, Said to ho the work of a femalo
incendiary organization,
Verdict of the ooroner'a jury ou the
lust Whiteohapel victim: "camo to her
death by the hand of some person or
persons unknown. Identity uf the
woman is still a mystery; this niurder
is even mure mysterious than any of
its  predecessors
Tin- inieriiiiti'iiiiil Amei-ioanci
niii this morning in New York
gates were present from all lhe
of South and Central America,
Zolapa, of Honduras, said lhc people of
his country are very enthusiastic over
the subject of closer relations with
the United States. They wanted principally tho mines of Honduras developed. The delegates will lenvo for
Washington in a few days.
UKAilti 1 .lA'ii iu ALL,
Tho high position attained and the
universal acceptance and approval of tho
pleasant liquid fruit remedy Syrup of
Figs, as the most excellent laxative
known, illustrate the value of tho qualities on which its success is based and
aro abundantly gratifying to the Cal.
Fig Syrup Company.
You can have your eyes examined and
the 11. Laurance Pebble Spectacles and
Eye-Glasses scientifically adjusted to
your sight. Mr. Liiurnnee, the eminent
Oculist-Optician, will bo at IJ. S. Curtis
*t Co.'s Drug Store during exhibition
days. Thero is no extra charge for examination or consultation.
The big arbitration suit of tho C. P.
R. t's. Queen, which lias been under
consideration ut Osguodo Hull during
tho past three days has adjourned to
moot nt Ottawa ou January 2d. VOLUMK '&l.
NO. 39.
ui-iilli ol His. Uurvoy.
Wo regret to announce the death of
Mrs. Harvey, the wife of Mr. James
Hurvey, the well known storekeeper
of Nniiaiuio, and daughter of lhc late
Hon. Robt. Dunsmuir. It is remarkable that, though one of a very
numerous family, unly two of hor
relations are at pit-sent in this province.
Two of her sisters are on tho high seas
and will leain of lier death when they
arrive at Quobec, and it is strango that
two of hor sisters learned nf their
father's doath, which took place a few
months ago, at Queenstown, when
going to England frnm Victoria.
Typhoid fever is lhe imnie
of tho lady's death and we
sny tinit Mr, Harvey is also
ill from tli
dltito cam-
ay rot   t
muir and two of li
Switzerland ; Mrs
Croft are un tho A
Mrs. James Duusn
North Carolina,
muir, a brother, is
toriu, uud Mrs. II
cause. Mrs. Duns
-t- daughters arc in
Snowdon and Mrs.
iaiitio, und Mr. and
uiir uro visiting in
Mr. Alex. Dmis-
,-tt preaent iu Vic-
ydon, a sister, re
sides at Departure Boy. Sirs. Harvey
was tho second eldest daughter of tlie
lato Mr. Dunsmuir, and was a native
of Nanaimo.— Times „f Monday.
A Vine. Pictorial B*apor.
The tirst copy of tho illustrated
weekly of tho Paoifio Coast hns readied
our table, and wo must say that it surpasses all our expectations. No pictorial journal in thu world is superior to
this elegant number of the West Shore,
and lhe thought that it is to be a
weekly visitor is a very pleasant one.
The number beforo U3 contains a graphic sketch, in colors, entitled "Running a Gauntlet nf Firo iu the Cascades," and is a very striking and artistic picture of a railway train dashing
through a forest lire. There are a
number of other illustrations and illustrated articles, but by far tho finest
picture wo liavo seen in any journal
is the beautiful engraving which occupies two pages in the centre of the
number, with the title of "Last Day
of the Season." In its drawing,
grouping and coloring it is simply superb. If this is what the West Shore
is going to give us, and we are promised such a treat every week, we will
always look forward to its coming with
pleasant satisfaction. Such on elegant
and artistic journal as this will bo m
great demand everywhere, especially
with ihose who feel an interest in the
grand scenery of the West and the
graphic sketches of Pacific Coast incidents it will contain. For salo at all
news stands at 10 cents a copy, $4.00
a year. L. Samuels, publisher, Portland, Oregon,
Maple Ridge Council.
The ninth regular meeting of tho
Maple Ridge council was held on Saturday, Sept. 7th. Present—Reeve
Blackstock and Councillors Isaacs,
Ferguson, Parkinson and Stevenson.
The minutes of previous meeting were
read and approved. Communications
received from Rev. C. Bryant, re
crossing; olerk instructed to reply that
the council could not put in crossings
to private dwellings. A number of
communicationa and petitions respecting road work wero read and received and duly disposed of; no appropriations wero made, owing to limited
state of finances. Noble Oliver, of
Whaiinock, was appointed pathmaster
in placo of Wm. Delo. Messrs. Fletcher and Lund wore allowed half their
taxes on on road leading to their place
at Whannook Lake. Coun. Ferguson
reported having let repairs to the
amountof $25uu uuperLilluuetbridgo.
Pathmaster A. Ferguson reported
work on town line ditch completed;
report accepted, and vouchers issued
for payment of the same. The clerk
was instructed to communicate with
the city olerk, of New Westminater,
re district folder. Moved by Coun.
FergUBon, seconded by Coun. Parkinson, that the sum of $75 be tendered
James Best as compensation for land
taken for road on ' sec. line, sec, 20,
township 12; carried. Ooun Ferguson's
by-law to repeal clause 4 of road bylaw 63, passed its first reading. The
following bills were ordered paid: T.
F. Sinclair, quarantine supptieB, $3.20;
B. C. Gazette, printing, $5; D. Bos-
omworth, bounty nn bear, $2 50. The
council then adjourned till next regular moeting.
Late Despatches.
Oakland, Cal., Sept. 18.—A
burglar was found in lho cabin of the
lumher sohooner Laura early this morning by Becond mate, who uttuiuptod to
capture him. The burglar was armed
with a knife with which ho stabbed the
mate on the head, breast and both
arms. The lirst mate came lo his
comrade's aid and seized the burglar
just ub he was about to jump over-
Luiiii,. Ho tu.uwu ,'.i live mate and
gashed hiin also, and made his escape.
The wounds recoived by the oflicers
are painful but nut dangerous. A
later nccount says that the wounds of
tho second mate aru serious and may
prove fatal.
Washinonon, D. C, Sept. 18.—The
report of the court of inquiry wliich
examined into the running of the Boston on the rocks in Newport harbor,
find that the officers in oharge wore
vigilant and attentive to thoir duty,
but the accident occurred through error of judgment in estimating the distance from curtain laud marks ahown
by the chart', by wliich tho vessol was
boing steered. The conrt rocom-
menfls uo further action and ex-
oneratcs tho offloorB,
Pbescott, Ariz., Sept. 18,—Chas.
W. Boaoh, n pioneer newspaper man,
but reoently a prominent cattle raiser,
wns assassinated last ovening at his
lodging house. Ho wos writing and
was Bhot at through the wioduw with
buckshot, four striking him in tho
face and two in the chest. The murderer is unknown. Largo pusses are
scouring the country. Beach leaves a
wife nud one child at Los Angelos.
Globe, Ariz., Sept. IS.—Tho report of 200 San Carlos Indians having
joined the Huuepas iu a contemplated
raid, is entirely false. All lhe San
Carlos Indians are quiet, with raro exceptions of local disputes. A light occurred Sunday night, 15 miles from
San Carlos, nmong a bund of Sun Carles Apaches who were un a drunk. It
resulted in the death of 2 bucks and a
squaw and tbo wounding of several
Ottawa,   Sept.   18.—Mr.    Houry-
London,   England, is
Lord  Stanley  on  his
Kimber, M.l-
to aocumpany
western trip.
Toronto, Sept. 18— At the industrial exposition, yesterday, Mr. R.
Waugh secured first prize for a bug of
white fyfe wheat, the only Manitoba
wheat exhibited put  on   competition.
Toronto, Sept. 13.—In order to
secure the removal of Victoria Methodist university frum Cobonrg to Toronto, a quarter of a million dollars
hud to bo subscribed. The tirst bequest of William Gooderhain brings the
total subscription up to $265,000; the
federation of the Methodist with tlio
provincial university is settled.
Ottawa, Sept. 18.—The mortuary
statistics for August show the death
rates por thousand to be: Winnipeg,
2.26; Montreal, 3.13; Toronto, 1.55;
St. Hyacinthe, 4.20; Brockville, 9.
Winnipeg, Sept. 18.—-The Canadian
Pacific directors have apparently heard
of the Northern Pacitic people in their
ei.deavors to reach the North West
Territories. Negotiations havo been
in progress for somo time between tlie
Northern Pacific and tho Northwest
central stockholders for tho purchase
of the latter line by the former. Nows,
however hns been received here that
English capitalists, backod, presumably
by the Oanadian Paciiic, have made
formal aarangemonts with Canadian
shareholders for construction of the
entire road.
Portsmouth, Sept. 19,—The Simpson dry dock was formally opened this
morning, when the U. S. steamer
Yantic was successfully ducked. The
coremony, wliich occurred at eleven
o'clock, wa3 witnessed by a large number of visitors from Baltimore, Washington, New York and Philadelphia,
who arrived here this morning on the
Bteamer Virginia. Following the
docking of the Yantic a banquet was
served at wliich speeches were mado
by J. Simpson of New York, Admiral
Jewett, U. S. N„ Hon. John R.
Thomas, of Illinois, and others. The
visitors will leave at 5:30 this evoning
on the Virginia to return home.
for Infants and Children.
Ci-oitorlaissowiMladaptodtochlldrontiat I Castoria euros Colic, Constipation,
superiorto anynrescrtotlon I Bom* Stomach, Dlarrhcoa, Eructation,
„.__^ „. t,—,.,_, „ „   | -(i7|(gou, injurious medicaUoB.
1 recommend Has
Uaowa to me."
IU Bo. Oxford St, Brooklyn, N. T.
Tiro Cfntaob Company, 77 Murray Street, N. Y.
Messrs. C. C. Richards S Co.
Gents,—I have usod MINARD'S LINIMENT successfully in a serious  caso of
croup iu my family.   In fact I consider
it a remedy no houso should bo without.
S. F. Cunningham,
Cape Island.
So Say ALL.-That MINARD'S LINIMENT is tho standard liniment of the
day, as it doos just what it is represented
to do.
my stock I will sell feed ol all kinds
ut the following low prices:
Mlxnl Onls and Peak. 25 per cent Peas,
$IS.O» per Ion.
Uo. SO por cent Peas, $','8.00 ucr ton.
Clniuncil Hurley reed, $118,110 per ton.
Pen Feed, ncrMM per lon.
Thu abovo food Is warranted to bo flrst-
olass, ami for dairymen and stockralsers
nn botlor can be found ln the market
Terms, cash
on delivery.
Langloy Mills.
I (About2P. M„Sept.ll) I
; CHIL-,
£To Buy Boots that R Boots h
h. 8. wSeniute'sI
dwselato C'olumwa Street.
e wow opening
Ladies', lhm} and Children's
Mantles, Cloaks and Jackets.
Our first consignment of
Also the largest assortment of
SPECIAL: Plushes in all the new shades.
Ogle, Oampbetl & Freeman
nir 1?_ ./.—;..,,..
man uia-otwi mt;
Practical Watchmaker,
Jeweler & Optician.
A full line oi Spectacles & Eye-GlaSSeg in steel, rubber, silver arc gold
frames.   The finest Pebbles nude, (4 per pair; all sights suited.
Speoial attention given to FINE WATCH REPAIRS, Having learm.- tiio
business thoroughly from somo of the finest Horologers in England, and sinco then
managed the watch-repairing departments of a few of the best firms on the continent of America, is a suffioiont guarantee of good workmanship. ' Formerly manager for nearly 8 years of tho well-known firm of Savago k Lyman, Montreal.
Charges Moderate, „ , _     .   ,
Montbeal, Doo., 1887.—Mr, F, Crake Andw. Robortson, Esq., Chairman of
Montreal Harbor Commissioners, says: "I nover found a Watchmaker who did so
well for me as you did when in Montreal, and I am sorry you aro not horo to-day."
it2TThey arc not only made of the
Choicest TobRCCO hut they aro of
Bloine Msiimf-uctuve, and should bo
patronized by all good oitizens.
WM. TIETJEN, Manufacturer,
Farmers, Attention!
CMiliwsacfe, En C
J51 Farm Wagons.
IS Buck Boards.
1 Spaii well matclicd 4-year old
Black Horses.
3 Single ©riving Horses.
<5 t'ovtn and Calves.
JO Head Steers.
1 Trotting Wagon.
13- A Full Line of Cooking Stoves,
Hooting .Stoves, Tinware, Hardware,
Groceries, Dry Goods, Notions, Crock-
cry ft Stoneware, Clothing, Huts ft Cups,
Drugs, Farm Implements, House Furnishings, Furniture, und tho Largest Lino
of Boots and Shoes above Westminster
nnd tho most Complote Stock of General
<5C   OO.
Real  Estate,
Financial Agents
Purchase Sell and Lease Property,
Collect Rents,
Make Loans on Mortgages,
And transact all Businoss rotating to
Roal Estate.
London Assurance Corporation.
Connecticut Fire Insurance (Jo. ol'
London and Lancashire Lifo Assurance (io.
Cantonlnsurancc Olllcc, LU. (Marino)
Columbia St., New West'r.
4t Government St., Victoria
(Late of England)
Cornei ot Church ami Columbia Streets
BarSjiUb/uctlon guaranteed,    dwfe7to
10 Cliapol Walk, South Castlo St., Llvot
pool, England.
8 Bank Buildings, Columbia Street, Nov
Westminster, B.C.
Shipping antl Coimissioif
Ceheral Wholesale MEEOiinNTS&lspiiiiTEns
Any description ot Ooods Imported U
ordor nnd Custom and Ship Brnkliu
transacted, Latest Freight anil Marke
Qiiolnllons. dwuuSlc
mi mmm
tail Trees,
(jniiuncht-ai Trees,
Small i'nHvl
Ami GARDEN stock on hand In ureal
Everything flrst-olass an.l furnished ill
good shape.
Itt-Send 15 els. Ior valuable BO-pnge Doi
scrinllvo l.'nlnlogin: wllh ll lic-nmii'ul ool'
ormi nlnles.   Price Llsls soul, free.
fi. W. HENRY, I
dwdelllto Port Hammond, ll. O. 1
Hants for Sale}
Douglas Street Nursery, j
all the tending varieties or
Apples, Pears, I'lnius, CIscrricsj
S.ll ALL Fltl'ITS ol every description.
Umiqm-.t'-i, WreatliN and Ci'OSHes mad*
to order,
tkiwa-rtyl P. LATHAM,
330-332 CoitDOVA STRKKT,
Iraportors and Dealers In
Columbia and Church Streets,
Alex. Hamilton,
North Britisli and Mercantile
Capital,   -   $15,000,00».   I
DWELLINGS, Hurd or Lumber Finished!
100 foot from Barns, % per cont. for 1
venr, or 1% por cent, for S years.
STABLES—2 per cent, for 1 year, nrtpe-Ji
cent, for 3 yoars.
J. C. JAQUES, Agent,
Puyallup Nursery t
Grown ln tho famous Hop Region of Puy(
allup and White River Valleys.
TONS of Grass and Clover Seed. I'
TOKS of Choice Seed Potatoes (lOkindf
TONS of Choicest Vegetable Seeds.
 SEASON 1880 41800.	
Enough for Dealers. Enough for Plontenj
Now revised Lisp and Prices Just outs'
Don't looi yolll'ielf by not sending furl
immediately nnd learn what Is grown anc
to bo hud closo ot home, Catalogue frei
to all. J. HI. OliLE,
Wje5in0 Puyallup, Wnsh. Ter,
Mary Street, NewWestminster, B.C
[Telephone No. 66.]
London mnd Lancmhlre Fire aud
British Kmpire Life In.aranei
N.w Westminster Building Sooiety,
Accountant's OIBcc, Diocese at N.W
City Auditors, 1S8U, 1B87 and 1888
and nthor monetary traiiBacllous.     )
Hnvo si'vcnil good InvoHlments on the!
booKs, and all uow comers -.vill do well l>
call bolero doing business elsowhi 3,


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