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"WEEKLY EJDITIOISr.-lO  IRA-GKES
VOLUME 34
NEW  WESTMINSTER, B. 0., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7,  1889.
NUMBER 32
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[Weekly British Columbian,
Wediii'Mlny Morning, Aug. J, I88H.
Tlio governor-general, with Lady
Stanley and party, it is understood,
will leave Ottawa for British Columbia about the 14th of September,
arriving in the province about the
last  of  that  month.   Vancouver,
■ .with  its   woll   known faculty for
^keeping up appoarancos and making
i guod show, even if it should be on
I' an empty stomach and flabby pocket-
book, has already taken stops towards preparing to fittingly receive
the representative of royalty nnd his
cstim,-,'iiu ludy on their visit to the
Pacifio province.   It is quite perti-
11 nent to enquire what the royal oity
intends io do in the niatter of welcoming his excellency to the fresh
water terminus and metropolis of
the Frasor valley" We have always
kept up our end pretty woll on past
occasions of the kind, and must
acquit ourselves creditably when
iLord Stanley pays us his official
visit tiiis fall. Some time ugo, our
'readers will reoollect, the governor
general was communicated with
relative to opening the provincial
exhibition at this city, on the 2nd
of October next, but no definite reply was received. As the vice-re^
party should arrive in the province
Bhortly before tho date fixed for the
how, we think his excellency should
be respectfully asked again to honor
[the exhibition by formally oponing
jt, if possible. This act would be
jreatly   appreciated   by the   loyal
1 people of tho city, district, and
province as well. Besides the gov-
■rnor-geiieral and pnrty would have
i particularly favorablo opportunity
if judging of tho province by its
irodtiots. Other preparations would,
if course, hnvo to bo made to receive
die distinguished visitors, but tho
lUccess of the reception will be as-
ure:l if the governor-general can
nake it convenient to timo his visit
o us so as to have it fall on the
irst or second day of the exhibition,
,nd a definite understanding on this
luestio
should,
beli
lelievo,   uo
[scertained without delay.
It is not very ofton that we break
i upon the profound hallucination
I our cotemporary the Times, and
isturb its fond illusion that itin-
ariably discourses logio and sense.
f we undertook to keep our exool-
mt but rather dashing cotemporary
i to the mark wo should have very
title space left for the discussion of
Inportant  local  matters  nnd tho
piling down   and enlarging upon
lie choice thoughts contributed by
he volatile genius of our scissors,
are    tempted    occasionally,
though, to hold a mirror up to the
Times, as it were, to show it what
sort of a figure it cuts in some of its
"ground and lofty tumbling," with
tho benevolent purpose of inducing
it to stop in its mad career, to preserve the normal alignment of its
cervical vertebras. Our good intentions arc all but frustrated, however, and the Times, instead of desisting, appears to be stimulated to
practising the most hazardous and
complicated feats of the ring, excelling, perhaps, in the,rofo of "the
boneless man," in tying itself up in
a double knot. Not only this, but
tlie. 'Times gets hysterical and
abuses us roundly as it, government
organ, forgetting that we h'av.ii merely called attontion to the fact that
it was unwittingly doing the work
of a government organ, while obviously the bound organ of the party
that hopes to sit on the govermont
benches—as soon os possible. This,
of course, is what has riled that
paper so terribly, and we nro ready-
to admit that it had some excuse for
getting excited; but our cotemporary might learn a lesson not to commit itself to such nonsense that
must inevitably make it ridiculous
if challenged. Our cotemporary has
chosen to leave the field of independent journalism, if indeed it ever
browsed there, and ally itself with
the party which, for the time being
being out in the cold, appeals, naturally, most strongly to the public
sympathy. It has an advantage in
that respect over its cotemporaries
who are avowed supporters of the
government, and if it will stick
somewhere near to truth, at least to
plausibility, it has a very good show
to make capital for the poor goose-
pimpled, shivering opposition; only
our cotemporary must remember
that there is such a thing as overdoing the business—anything to be
"agin' the government" won't go
down, even with those who might
bn disposed to accept a good deal in
that direction. Suoh "breaks" merely expose the animus behind them
and weaken the effect of the whole
crusade. Advice is cheap. We
have quite a stock between floors,
and would like to offer our cotemporary some. The Times should not
be so diffusive in its campaign
against the government, It has a
definite object, viz., the defoat of
the government anyhow, and it
should go ubout it in a more definite
and collected manner. If it has
somo really good arguments, let it
stick to them—keep hammering
away—concentrate its attack upon
tho weak points, as it wore (overy
government, as well as other human
institution or unit, has a number of
those)-—abovo all, talk sense. But
when our cotemporary drops such a
rich chunk as the admission that
the members of the government are
able, respectable, virtuous, and lmve
a good record, all for the purpose of
grasping at such a ghost of a shadow
as that they are too old for any more
good work, it needn't bo surprised if
it "gets left" and looks very silly
into the bargain. As to the Times'
challenge that we should undertake
what it calls a "specific defence"
of tho legislation of the government
last winter, we accept the challenge
as a grateful indication that our
cotemporary has abandoned its absurd "senile decay" argument, but,
as we intimated before, we are not
in the "specific defence" business.
As illustrating thu tactics of the
Times, however, we might remind
that journal that the present administration have boen in power since
January of 1S83, und yot it proposes
to try them on tho "legislation of
last winter!"
Latest li Wpil
Children Cryfor
A Smart Answer,
A tologrnm was recoived here Inst
ovening by Mr. E. C. Baker, M. P.,
from Hon. Charles Tupper, miuistor
of marino and lishorics, Ottawa, to tlio
effect that on tho receipt of his telegram of tho previous day a meeting of
the oxooutivo bnd been hold to consider the mattor nf the Beizuro of the
Blank Diamond and that correspondence on the subject was going on between thom and tho homo authorities
It is expoctod that further nows will
bo receivod today. Collector Hamley
wirod tlio ministor of marino and lisliorios yeBterday, placing the wholo matter beforo him, and entering fully into
all details of the capture and giving a
tabulated list of British sealers that
havo entorod Bohring's Sea during the
present season, their tounngo and
valuo.—Wednesday's Colonist.
Bev, 1). M. Gordon, formerly of
Ottawa and Winnipeg, who is uow in
England for lho benefit of his health,
had a consulntion with Sir 'Moral Mac-
koiir.it), who advises a long sen voyage.
Mr. Gordon will sail from Loudon for
Japan, returning via Vancouver.
Pitcher's Castoria.'
l-ress Despatches.
Yokohama, July 30.—A despatch
received from Nagasaki to-day says
that a dreadful earthquake has occurred in the western part of tlio Island
of Kiousion and thut tho town of Kir-
mauioto was t itally destroyed, A
largo number of people were killed,
but no approximate estimate of the
numbor can yet bo mndo. Tho amount
of property destroyed is reported tu bo
enormous.
Montreal, July 30.—Peter Ise'roy-
er, the half breed whu assisted Mtic-
mahon in Captbririg Morrison, of Megantic, wus nearly kill-ail ut Sorei by
two men, the Boiiula.Q brother,-;. Tiie
attack was unprovoked atiuiB sqppiraefl
to ba in revenge for his part in lho
Morrison capture.
Montreal, July 30.—In reply to u
telegram cf congratulations sent by
tlm officer' "f tho Princo of Wales
Rifles to His Royal Highness ou the
occasion of tlio niurringe of his daughter, tho folluwiiii! reply was received
by Lieut. Col. Butler: The Prince and
Princes? of Wales smcorely thank Hie
officers for thoir kind congratulations.
Westport, Ont., July 30.—An unusual effort has been made to save the
life of Mrs. Jas. Lennox, who in a fit
of insauity cut lier throat with n razor.
Tlio wounds were dressed and for over
a month she was fed by tubes, but ultimately the woman died. ' It was
then found she had completely severed
the tip of tho epiglottis which prevented food from passing into the process
of swallowing.
Paris, July 30.— La Presse, a Boulangist organ, brings the accusation
against the government of having falsified 3,000,000 voting papors at the
election for councils-general. Last
Sunday, the corrected returns show
that General-Beulanger was elected in
23 cantons.
London, July 31.—All of the morning papers contain long comments on
Lord Randolph Churchill's latest utterances. The Standard sums up its
criticism of his pusitiou with a caustic reflection upon his inconsistency,
and rails at him as a hack politician
upon whom no school of opinion can
rely for six weeks together. The
3'i'incs and the other papers ridicule hiB
proposals as unworthy of serious discussion.
Liverpool, July 31.—The trial of
Mrs. Maybrick for tho murder ot hor
husband, by poison, began here today. The prisoner came into the
court dressed in a stylish and attractive mourning gown, and created a
favorable impression on the court attendants by her manner. When arraigned nt the bar, sho pleaded, "not
guilty."
Berlin, July 31.--The omporor
William left Wilhelmsan Haven today for England, tho royal yacht boing accompanied by a squadron of warships. The empress returned to Berlin after his departure.
London, July 31.— Despatches from
Crete this morning indicate n serious
condition of affairs there. Tho whole
island is said to bo in revolt, with all
the principal towns in full possession
of the insurgents. No serious violence is as yet reported, but peaceably
inclined residents nre greatly excited
und in fear of pillage and outrages.
Louisville, Ky., July 31,—Chas.
Dilger and Harry Smart, murderers,
wero hanged here nt (i:05 this morning.
Smart was instantly killed, but Dilgor
slipped through the noose, the rope
catching him over the chin. He was
raised up on the scaffold again and a
new rope procured. Tho drop waB
again sprung nt 0:0!) and Dilger was
Btrangled to death. Dilger was very
cool during his horrible experience,
nnd said, "This shows I should not
die."
Washinoton, July 31.—No further
advices have boon receivod nt the treasury department respecting the seizure of tho Britisli veisel, Black Diamond, by U. S. vessel Rush, and no
further instructions will bo issued lo
tho lattor's coiiiinuiidoi', His previous
instructions covor tho case in point,
und ho is expected to take tho Black
Diamond to Sitka and turn her over
to tho U. S. district nt-.oriioy fnr prosecution. Tho U. S. force in that
section now consists of only two siimll
revonuo marine vessels. The Rush
nnd the Boar, and nno small seized
vessol, tho Thotis.
Montreal, July 31.—The Star
annnitnces that tbo government has
referred the question of tho constitutionality of the Jesuits' estates act to
the imperial privy council.
Toronto, July 31.—Mrs. Miller
has como to tho conclusion that the
"Kitty Doane" who killed herself in
New York is not her daughter.
Montreal, July 31.—There hnvo
been practically no transactions in
wheat for several weeks. One prominent dealer said to-day: "Manitoba
No. 1 ia actually worth not more than
S.0D, No. 2, 95 conts." Anothor denier
said that the Manitoba No. 2 could
not be laid down in Montreal nt less
than 81.11 nnd No. Lat$1.14to.f*l: 17.
Toiionto, July 31.—Tho high school
mnstors of Ontario aro holding a convention hero, nml protesting ngninst
tho tendency of the day tu overload
tho curriculum of tho schools. A motion wiis adopted by a largo majority
requesting tlie ministor of education
not lo place tho subject of zoology on
the list of studioB,
Washinoton, D. C, July 31.—A
prominent official to-day said it was
evident that the administration did
not look with disfavor upon the seizure of the British vessels suspected of
poaching upon United States seal iish-
mg grounds. Tlio ease of tho seizure
and aenrch of the Triumph whicli was
afterwards released because no seal
skins wine found on board, might be
n more serious mattor than tlio seizure
nnd detention of tlio Black Diamond
for it was beyond thu right of tho
United States to search suspected vessels outside of what was conceded to
bc the limits of the jurisdiction of the
United Slntnu. This government, he
said, claim that right within a limit
not yet acknowledged by England,
and Uio settlement-, after all, is to be
thut "f im' j'.-rwiiction.
CAiiu':,("ly 31.—Col. Wadehouse,
commander or ihe Egyptian forOes now
confronting the Dervishes, imports
that the main !,"dy of the Dervishes,
crinnii'auded by Wnd-El-N-Junii, is encamped on tho hills three miles north of
Abli Simbol. Wad Ei-N-Jtiini has established water depots at various
pluot-s. Active skirmishing between
the Egyptian and Dervish outposts
still piocoeds, The Dervishes who
had occupied tho village of Tnski were
driven out by lhe Egyptians, leaving
the dead bodies of 84 of tlieir number.
The Egyptians also made many prisoners. Genernl Grenfell nnd his staff
have gone from Konosko to Toski.
London, August 1.—Admiral Thos.
Baillie, who during tho Crimean war
commanded the Britisli fleet in the
White Sea and successfully blockaded
the Russian fleet, is dead.
Glasgow, Aug. 1.—The Cross
chemical works caught lire this morning and the flames nro still burning
fieroely. The total destruction of the
building is imminent. Tlio Macfar-
lane distillery is also threatened by
the enormous quantities of vitriol flowing into the canal frotn the chemical
works. The damage by tho fire is already 8100,000.
Chicago, Aug. 1.—The Times this
morning snys notwithstanding the concessions of the Canadian Pacific that
road must be regarded as the victor in the struggle with its American
neighbors. The Southern Pacific
cumo to tho transcontinental with a
proposition to abolish entirely all differentials and givo it out that nothing
less than absolute compliance with
these demands would prevent it from
carrying out the threat to disrupt the
organization. The Canadian Pacific
refused firmly to entertain the proposition, and the Southern Pacific not daring to take the responsibility of breaking up the association and demoralizing rates, came down from its high
horse and consented r.o a compromise;
so tho transcontinental liue3 will hang
together for 3 montha lunger and there
is good reason to believe when the
time expires all' differences will bo
amicably adjusted and tho hatchet
buried for an indefinite period.
New York, Aug. 1.—Despatches
from Vonezeula say more than half tho
population of Bclynko has been swept
away by yellow fevor. Tho survivors,
who uro cut off from outside communication, aro roported in a starving condition,
BituNswicK, Gn., Aug. 1.—Yellow
fever is reported to have been discovered here.
Cincinnati, August 1.—Particulars
of the collision botween the Cincinnati
Hamilton Ss Dayton passenger train
with a freight train, near Oxford, last
night, reached here this morning,
Nono of tho passengers wore hurt.
The fireman of the freight was killed
and the engineer of the passenger
train seriously injured. Several otlier
train hands were injured.
San Fbanoisco, Aug. 1.—The bark-
cntine C. C. Funk has just arrived
from Western Alaska and confirms tho
news cf the failure of the salmon pack
there, owing to cold weather and
heavy storms of snow which have prevailed for tiio entire season.
San Fkancisco, Aug. 1.—Dr. J. A.
Hodues, who Bevoral yenrs ago throw
a bomb at Adeliua Patti whilo singing
in one of her enncorts in the Grand
Opora houefl in thia city, and for
which he served two years' imprisonment, has just been committed to an
iusanu asylum. Sinco his release he
lir.s repeatedly attempted to take his
life.
Ottawa, Aug. 1.—The Oabinet has
decided to send tl letter to the Imperial government protesting against the
long timo tho Behring Sen question is
being held in abeyance, and petitioning for the immediate settlement of
tho matter irrespective of the Atlantic
fisheries question.
St. John, N.I!., August 1;—Ship
building here is looking up. Olivor
1'lttfieia will build a GOO ton barquon-
tino at Courtney Bay yard for tho Levitts, of Yarmouth. Soveral smaller
vessels aro in courso of construction iu
the vicinity of the oity.
St. John, N. B., August 1.—The
will of the lato James Lamb, of Sussex, bequeathing some $50,000 worth
of property to his widow and son, wbb
admitted to probate to-day. The
document consists of fivo lines on a
piece of noto paper duly witnessed to.
Tho lawyers sny it is ns solid a will ns
was ever drawn up, and cannot bo attacked fur vagueness.
Moosomin, N. W. T. .August 1.—
Intelligence lins been receivod hero
from Cnriiduff, a point in Asainiboia
Boveti miles south of here, thnt the
body of a man, horribly mutilated,
has beon found on tho banks of the
Souris river. It was apparent that
tho man hnd been dead for some time,
ns the features ware discolored. The
em mils of the victim had been torn
out and scattered about on the ground.
There is ureal excitement over ihe
event. No clue seems tu have been
discovered as to tho perpetrator.
St. Thomas, Aug. 1—Mrs. G. D.
Hogaii, wife of the missing aeronaut,
passod through the city iast night en
route frum New York io hor home in
Jackson, Michigan. She was accompanied by W. VV. Ewan, who made
ascensions iti '.he name of his employer,
Hogan. Mrs. Hogan has given up ali
holies of ever seeing her husband.
Siiu has decided to conduct, her husband's business herself and is already
familiar with ii. The aeronauts who
uso Hogaiis' names in many ascents
will still continue to do ,".
FBR017S, Aug. 1.—Miss Ellis, daughter ufElani Ellis, of (laraflaxi township, was stabbed seven times last
night by Patrick Hailey. The victim's
Condition is precarious; jealousy was
the cuuso.
Pout Hope, Aug. 1. -A pleasure
party from here hud a rough experience. Mrs. Arthur MaoMuhon's six
year old boy fell unobserved from lho
Bteamer ou Rice Lake, and waB drowned, and on the return journey in the
dark the vehicle coiiiuining the party
rolled down an embankment, and the
following persons received severe injuries : John Jefferre, Mra. Tempest,
Mrs. H. V. Sanders snd Mrs. Mackie.
Toronto, Aug. 1.—Major McLeod,
of Dalkeith, Scotland, well known on
account of his interests in the Scotch
crofters, and Roderick MacLeod of
Edinburgh, waited upon agent McMillan ait the Manitoba government
offices lo obtain information as to the
prospect of the crofters in that province, and as to the amount required
to give each family a start upon their
arrival. They express the opinion
that if arrangements can be made with
the government to render financial aid,
a large number of crofters will come
out. The MacLeods hope to visit
Manitoba shortly and report to their
friends npon their return to Scotland,
New Yoke., Aug. 1.—John L. Sullivan, who waB arrested last night on
requisition from Governor Lowry, of
Mississippi, was brought to the district attorney's oflice this morning.
Sullivan waived ull rights and agreed
to go tn Mississippi. He then surrendered himself to Sheriff Childs, of
Mississippi, who said he would take
Sullivan back to Mississippi to-morrow
himself.
Richmond, Va., Aug. 1.—The city
railway stables were struck by lightning this morning und burned. Sixty
mules and horses, together with seven
street cars were consumed. The loss
ia heavy.
Washinoton, Aug. 1.—Acting secretary of the treasury Bacheller has
overruled the opinion of the solicitor
of tho treasury, Hepburn, that Chinese
employed as servants on tho United
Slates stenmer Alort, and other vos-
sols, are seamen and not laborers, and
therefore can bo permitted lo land in
lho United States. General Bacheller
holds thai thoy are laborers and not
seamen, and therefore cannot bo permitted to enter.
San Francisco, Aug. 1 —The Brad-
street mercantile agency reports 00
failures in Pacific coast states and territories for the month of July, with assets of $133,509 and liabilities of $302,
40G, as compared with 63 for the previous month, with assets of $143,383
and liabilities of $293,480, and 103 for
corresponding month of 1888, with assets of $198,470, and liabilities of
$493,611. There were CO failures in
California and 13 in Washington Territory.
New York, Aug.l—George Gould,
president of the Pacific Mail steamship Co., haa received a telegram from
the company's agent at Manzanilla,
stating that treasure footing up about
$200,000 on board of the Pacific mail
steamship Granada, when that vessel
was lost, has been recovered. The
Granada went ashoro about a
month ago on the rocks along the
const of Punta Fojuhtn. Tbo vessel,
valued nt $200,000, Is a total loss.
San Fkancisco, Aug. 1.—Moses
Deulch, a clerk in tho empluy of
Grecnbuum & Co., stockbrokers, has
disappeared and ao has $7000 of tho
firm's money. Doutch nctod in Ihe
capacity of delivery clerk, and instead
of delivering the stocks, sold them and
pocketed tlio above amount. He has
a wealthy brothor connected with n
lirm who is now iu Europe lt is believed he will mako guod the d. fnlca-
tion on bis return to San Francisco.
Washinoton, Aug. 2.—Solicitor of
Treasury Hepburn has given an opinion that when the collector of customs
for Alaska has well grounded opinions
that liquor has been smuggled and
concealed, he has authority to enter
and search any building, provided it is
not a storehouse or dwelling. If one
of the latter, he must have a warrant if
he finds such smuggled goods he can
seize them. He must, however, have
well grounded suspicions. The treasury department hns approved the opinion and forward a copy of it to tho collector.
New York, Aug. 2.—Tho Mail
and jSaiprcss' London cable says: Tho
roport that the queon was considering
n trip to America has neither been do-
nied or affirmed. The fact that tho
queen is now inclined towards visiting
Ireland, and thnt tho rumored trip to
America has not boon denied is creating muoh talk throughout the  king
dom.   However, nothing definite  has
yet been announced.
London, Aug. 2.—Under Foreign
Secretary Ferguson Btated in the commons this evening that no authentic
information had reached the government regarding tlie seizure of British
vessels by the United States government. Ele r.lso said no understanding
with the American government was
reached as to the jurisdiction over the
Behring Sea,
London, Aug. 2.—The Durham
miners committee tins voted by a majority of ono to accept the ndvauco in
wages of ten per cent, in lieu of tho
higher sum demanded. TIub action
averts what promised to bo the greatest strike on record. '
Paris, Aug. 2.—fli. B.vrunet, judicial liquidator of the. Panama Canal
Co., announces; to tho stockholders
thai, a syndicate has taken all the lottery bonds recently issued, aiid that if
the project fuilstho bankruptcy law will
permit the payment of 8 per cent, to
the creditors. Tho terms of sale to
the syndicate are nor revealed.
Cairo, Aug. 2.—Colonel Wade-
house reports that the Dervishes are
marching slowly and cautiously, and
that the main budy is almost within
striking distance.
London, Aug. 2 —Reports from the
field state that the Dervishes are
marching their forces five miles south
of Toski, around which Gen. Grenfell is concentrating his army. Latest
advices say that a battle is imminent. Both sides nro preparing fur a
sharp and bittsr engagement. Gen,
Grenfell is confident a decisive action
will scatter the enemy beyond recovery.
Constantinople, Aug. 2.—The
Turkish minister of war has ordered
80,000 reserve troops to be called ont
immediately. The government is purchasing uniforms and military stores
in large quantities, and has largely increased tho gangs of workmen who are
pushing active preparations in the
dock yards in almost feverish haste.
Liverpool, Aug. 2.—At the resumption to-day of the trial of Mrs. Maybrick, on charge of poisoning her husband, Dr. Humphrey was called to the
stand and in reply to the prisoner's
counsel said that if the idea of arsenical poisoning had not heen suggested
he would have mnde an affidavit on
the basis of the autopsy performed on
Mr. Maybrick's body, that death had
resulted from acute congestion of the
stomach, He was unable to mention
any post-mortem symptoms in the caae
positively distinctive.
Portsmouth, Aug. 2.—This town
and harbor presented a gala spectacle
to-day in expectation of the arrival of
the Emperor William of Germany,
Almost every building was decorated
and an enormous flotilla of water craft
of all sorts, warships and private vessels, cotcred tho harbor in every direction. The shore was lined with a
throng of fifty thousand people. As
soon as the German imperial yacht
Hohenzollorii, with the emperor on
board and attended by a squadron of
German men-of-war, were sighted, the
pilots put nut to take them in charge.
The Princo of Wales, ou board the
royal yacht Osborno. also started duwn
the harb-ir tu meet tiiu emperur amid
tho booming of salutes from the forts
and war vessels.
London, Aug. 2.—According to the
programme the Prince of Wales left
Portsmouth harbor in the yacht Osborno at 12:30 to-day and proceeded
outsido to await the arrival uf the emperor of Germany,who is ou board the
imperial yacht Hohlcnzollern. As the
Osborne steamed out of the harbor Bhe
was saluted by guns on shore and on
board the assembled war vessels.
Shortly befure the departureof the royal
yacht, the German squadron wnssighted
steaming slowly towards Portsmouth,
and pilots wereiinmeiliatclydespatchod
to tako charge of their movements.
The weather at Portsmouth is bright
tbe sunshine being tempered by a
cooling breeze. Everything has been
put in readiness foi the arrival of the
German emperor. Tho crowds, whioh
nro constantly arriving by every available menus. Slirp.i.s iu nuraWa Uio atr
tendance which hua marked any previous Spithead mnnceuvers. The
government and private crafts Iill all
the available space, and the shore iB
packed with sightseers. As the yacht
Osborne approached tho Hohenzullom
I he Prince of Wales signalled a greeting
to the kaiser, and the latter respunded.
The Oshurno thou accompanied the
Hnheiizolle.ru through the linos of the
war vessels drawn up on parado to receive her.   Every  vessel,   both   Ger-
nnd the spectacle us'the German H, t
aisle left between tho gayly decked
warships was imposing in the extreme.-
The imperial yacht was saluted by
each vessol. At Trinity pier tho em.
peror disembarked and proceeded to
Osborne, where be was wolcomed by
his grandmother tho queen. The om-
peror will dine with the Queon this
evoning,
Jonathan McDonald, wholosale tanner nnd leather dealer, Tiverton and
Kincardine, has assigned to the Merchants' bank, Toronto. Tho liabilities aro $40,000,
Chief of Polico Hubbard arrived at
Winnipeg Wednesday to tako Burko
tu Chicago, He was accompanied by
a largo escort to prevent any attempts
at his capture. The extradition papers
aro expected to arrive from Ottawa on
Saturday. VOLUME U.
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, AUGUST 7, 1889.
NO. 32.
Weekly British Columbian
Weilntsilay Morning, Ang. 1, 1880.
A better feeling begins to be ap-
j»rent on all sides with respect to
Southern Railway mutters. The
(company, on their part, show a disposition to give the fullest explanations and details relating to the now
proposals and the status of things
generally, and a willingness to make
•si reasonable concessions that would
tend to make the understanding between all parties more complete and
satisfactory. With respect to the
-natters mentioned elsewhere, namely, the paying of the entire bonus
after tlie certain works expressly
•numerated have been completed
and passed, and the defining more
particularly the location of the
bridge, we have been led to believe
Shut the railway men are perfectly-
agreeable to have the agreement so
amended. As a consequence, public
confidence, wliich has been a little
attained in the last few months, is
keing rapidly reinstated, and the
prospects are good for a thorough
and complete understanding all
fonnd, the speedy submission and
ratification of the new proposals,
and thereafter the vigorous prosecution of the work to an early completion. There can be no question, if
ky-lav,'s are submitted to the people
that are clear, explicit, and above
ioard on all points, nud in strict
karmotiy with the agreenionts between the city and the company,
and the company and the contractor,
while guarding all the points which
ne have mentioned, that the ratepayers, on their part, will give their
-unanimous consent, and the sooner
ateps are taken to further the Southern Railway on these linos, the
•Setter.
It is safe now to pronounce the
salmon run this season an unquali-
fled success. Never before, since
the inception of salmon canning on
the Fraser, says a good authority,
fcas there been so many suckeyes in
tbe river. The run, whioh fairly
aommenced about the 24th of last
■tooth, is now at its height, and the
wildest hopes have been more than
ralized. There are too many salmon. The sixteen canneries on the
liver are taxed to tlieir utmost.
Some of their boats even have had
to be laid off for a few days, The
pack already exceeds the total of
Mther of the last three years on the
IVaser, and promises to bo considerably the largest ever put up on the
•river. These results are peculiarly
gratifying, as extensive preparations
.bad' ■seen made this year by the
- canners, and four new canning estab-
■ Kshments started, and the last few
years have been rather disappointing. Salmon, as is known, is one
af our staples. A large amount of
capital is invested in the business,
and success or failure means very
-much here what a good or bad grain
«jop does in Manitoba, for instance;
although the number and variety of
cur resources and industries saves us,
it is true, from feeling keenly a temporary failure in any one. Nevertheless, we cannot be too glad or
thankful that the waters have
Jtrought forth so abundantly this
aeason. The fact puts some very
(solid gilt on our already decidedly bright horoscope. It is suspected that to the hatchery is due
in somo measure the almost phenomenal run of suckeyes this year, and
■ystematic steps will be taken to as-
certain if the theory is correct. It
will be very satisfactory if it can be
reasonably demonstrated that such
is the case.
Universal are the tributes of respect and esteem from those acquainted with him in any degree that pour
in upon the closed coflin-lid of Brit-
isn Columbia's dead premier and
attorney-general, consigned to his
last earthly resting place Saturday,
amid the tears of sorrowing loved
ones and personal friends and associate 'i and the mournful regret of
■ thousands, representing the entire
province, who honored him as an
able, upright, and conscientious professional unci public man, and one
who had gained, as he deserved, the
good-will of his fellows. Mr. Davie,
as,will lmve been noticed in the report, ol' l.i., death published on Thursday, ,vas n. comparatively young
man, only forty-three, when the
death-angel  bore him hence.   That
■ fearful ravager, consumption, had
-long fixed its murk upon liim, and
for nearly two years prior to his
decease on Thursday morning he hud
teen more or less prostrated. His
death, therefore, was neither sudden
aor unexpected, but it will be a
severe loss to the country, whom he
has so ably and faithfully served in
its highest position and as attorney-
general, and upon his late colleagues
in the government will the task of
filling his place fall as a most difli-
«mlt one. The fatalities that have
attended the cabinets of the present
administration are so singular as to
tie worth noting. Since 1887 two
Hremiers  and   a   president of  the
council have been stricken down by-
death, dying practically in harness.
Of the original cabinet, formed upon
the accession of the present administration to power in 1883, the Hon.
John Robson, provincial secretary,
is the only remaining member, Mr.
Drake retiring early, and Mr. Smithe
and Mr. Davie being called over to
"the majority" when little past their
prime. As one after another has
been stricken down in the battle of
life, the ranks have silently closed
up, their places have been filled by
others, and now, that to-day's mournful ceremonies have been finished
and the "dust to dust, ashes to
ashes" pronounced over the mortal
remains of the deceased premier and
attorney-general of British Oolumbia,
speculation and anxiety will begin
to be rife as to who shall be his successor—for men may come and men
may go, but the tide of human life
and human affairs flows on (measurably) forever.
We have not yet given the Times
credit for acting on our advice and
admitting, rather faintly, but fully,
that it was "only fooling" in the
matter of "an analogy." As we
stated when referring to that monstrous production, we could not believe that our cotemporary was in
earnest, still we are glad to have
the confession above from its own
lips. Our respect is in some measure
restored for the Times. We should
have been inexpressibly sad if it
had avowed its seriousness in allowing itself to become the parent of
such a freak. It is bad enough as
it is even, and we hope, for the
credit of B. 0. journalism, that our
cotemporary will not mnko any
more such breaks, though it be "only
in fun." The Times somewhat spoils
its confession by defiantly, and untruthfully, exclaiming: "The analogy, however absurd, as it is, is in
every way as sound as The Columbian's, We simply, in the matter
of absurdity, went one better than
our cotemporary." We suppose
that the Times must be allowed in
this matter the same luxury which
the school-boy undergoing punishment indulges in, but no one besides
the delinquent will see it in the
same ligh..
The gaps which death has made
have been tilled up, and the new
provincial cabinet now stands as
follows: Hon. Jno, Robson, premier
and provincial secretary; Hon. Theo.
Davie, attorney-general; Hon. F.
G. Vernon, chief commissioner of
lands and works; Hon. C. E. Pooley,
president of the council; Hon. J. H.
Turner, finance minister, The two
new members, it will be seen, are
Messrs. Davie and Pooley, both well
known legal luminaries in the province. Mr. Theo. Davie, the new
attorney general, is a brother of the
deceased premier and attorney-general, and has a provincial reputation
as a clever and able lawyer. He
represents Victoria city, where he
is almost certain to be returned
when he goes back for re-election.
Mr. Pooley, who represents Esquimalt, has been the speaker of the
assembly for some time, whose duties he has discharged with dignity
and impartiality, and will make a
good president of the council, a
position without portfolio, Messrs.
Vernon and Turner retain their
former positions, it will bo observed,
as chief commissioner of lands and
works and finance minister respectively. Hon. John Robson, in
addition to his duties as provincial secretary, minister of
mines, etc., assumes tho premiership, without, of course, additional
emolument, and becomes lender of
the government. This is a very
fitting appointment Mr. Robson,
as we mentioned incidentally the
other day, is the only remaining
member of the original cabinet of
the present administration, lie has
beon, perhaps, the most active spirit
in the government throughout, and
his experience, and generally
acknowledged astuteness and ability
—to say nothing of the "respectability," "virtue," and "laurels" (vide
Times of a recent date)—eminently
qualify him for the position of premier of the province and leader of
the government. Westminster district has now the "first man" in the
house as its senior representative,
and will, doubtless, not fail to appreciate the fact. Two provincial
by-elections will bo necessary—ono
in Victoria, on account of Mr. Theo.
Davie accepting a portfolio as attorney-general ; the other iu Lillooet
distriot, to fill the vacanoy caused
by the death of the late premier and
attorney-general.
The New York legislature at its
last session abolished hanging as a
means of capital punishment, and
substituted electricity as tho "taking
off" agent. A convicted murderer
by the name of Kemmler was to
have been the first to suffer tho
lightning stroke of the law, and the
execution was to have taken place
on the 2-Uh of Juno last, but such a
discussion was raised and so many
doubts expressed by electricians as
to the possibility of killing a man
instantly by electricity tliat the execution has been postponed from time
to time until it could be satisfactorily determined whether the new
law is practicable or not. An appeal
has been filially taken on the ground
that the sentence is inhuman, and
that death by electricity is not certain, though no less an authority
than Thomas A. Edison testified
that an electric current of "100 volts
would kill a man instantly, painlessly, and without disfigurement. It
would seem ns if hanging, revolting
as it is, is regarded by the unscientific public ns a more safe, sure and
merciful mode of legal life-taking
than is the swift, subtle, but far less
understood, electric fluid; for in
New York state a veritable clamor
of protest was raised as the time for
the execution . drew near against
subjecting the unfortunate Kemmler
to the test of the new killing machine. To what extent the manufacturers of electric plant for motors,
etc., contributed to raising the breeze
against the carrying out of the death
penalty by means of electricity, it is
not easy to say, but it is known that
they were strongly opposed on the
grounds of the interests of their
business, to have electrical mechun-
ism used for such a purpose, holding
that tho demonstration of its success
as a sure killer would invest electrical apparatus generally with an
attribute of danger that would prejudice the extension of the agent to
the various industrial and mechani
cal purposes to which it is being
daily and increasingly applied.
What the upshot of the discussion,
and the failure to carry out the
original sentence, will lead to in
New York, is difficult to say at
present.
Perhaps we don't know what we
are talking about, but it strikes us
very forcibly that things are making
for a grand fizzle, instead of the
grand success so often invoked in
these columns, in the matter of the
provincial exhibition which comes
off in this city the month after next.
Less than nine weeks will now
elapse ere the date for the show
comes round, and what preparations
have been made 1 We don't suppose
it is anybody's business to answer
this question but Echo's, and that
sarcastic sprite would only mockingly repeat tbe interrogatory. So we
suppose we'll have to do the best
we can ourselves, and the easiest
way to get at it is to recount what
has not .been done. In the first
place, then, the prize lists have not
been issued yet, something which
should have been done months ago.
This is nobody's fault, of course, but
then it's unfortunate, and the worst
of it is, the same thing seems to
happen every year. The "cow's tail"
would seem to be the insignia of all
the provincial exhibition promoters
in Britisli Oolumbia, and festina
lente the religiously observed motto.
In strict keeping with this spirit
nnd policy, no posters have yet been
printed and distributed throughout
the country, and the exhibition has
not yet boen advertised in even the
provincial papers. Further still in
the same line of masterly inactivity,
not a step has been taken by our
citizens, or whosesoever business it
is, towards preparing a programme
of sports and games for the occasion.
This is something that should be
done without delay, and tho programme advertised, if it is expected
to attract people in any numbers to
the city on the days of the fair.
Cheap transfer arrangements should
also bo made, if possible, and exhibitors apprized of all details of interest to tliorn by poster or advertisement. Arery little time now remains in which to arrange for anything tike n decent show, and it is
to bo hoped that it may bo well improved. In tho matter of preparing
the grounds and erecting tho necessary buildings, tho greatest expedition will also havo to bo used, as
this work is also behind-hand, but
it is difficult here as well to find
anybody answerable for the delay.
However, by pushing matters vigorously from this out, wo believe the
exhibition buildings, pens, etc., and
fences required, can be completed in
time, and tho grounds got in some
kind of shape, so that the show may
yet preserved from lizzledom, if there
is a general "looking alive" all along
the line, which might with advantago extend to tho somewhat lethargic subscribers of the "Exhibition
Fund."
The proposed new trans-Atlantic
cable of tho Oanada Atlantic Company, which it is fairly certain will
bo laid within reasonable time, will
constitute the eleventh electric cable
connecting the two hemispheres
ovor tho bed of the Atlantic. The
ten linos at present in existence nro
tho following: Tlio Anglo-American Company's cables, four in number, three touching at about the
samp points on Ireland and Newfoundland respectively, and the
other joining France and Massachu
setts via St. Pierre; the Direct
United States Company's cables,
from Ireland to Nova Scotia; the
Western Union company's cable,
numbering two, from Nova Scotia
to England, via Ireland; the Commercial Company's cables, also two,
connoting Ireland and Nova Scotia;
and the cable of the Compagnie
Francaise, from France to Massachusetts, by way of St. Pierre and Oape
Breton. Tho first laid of all these
cables was one of the Anglo-American Company's, from Franco to St.
Pierre and Massachusetts, in 18G9,
and the most recent, the second
cable of the Commercial Company's,
connecting Ireland and Nova Scotia,
thence to Massachusetts, laid' in.
1885. The total length of the
shortest of tho ten lines enumerated
above is 2,17-1- miles, and of the
longest 3,407. The least cost for a
single cable is given as §',000,000,
and the greatest as $8,750,000. The
cables mentioned all lie on the bed
of the ocean within a compass of
about two hundred miles, some of
the lines run very close together,
and at several points the different
cables cross each other. In repairing operations, which are quite frequent, the inconvenience and additional cost of maintenance thus
necessitated need only be hinted at.
Indeed, it is stated, if the true history of repairing expeditions, both
in deep und moderate soundings was
made public, the facts would be not
a little startling to shareholders. It
is with it full knowledge of all the
foregoing and other data, says the
Dominion Illustrated, from whose
map and article on the subject we
have compiled the above information, that tho direct Oanada Atlantic cablo (from Ireland or Scotland,
via the Straits of Belle Isle) has
been projected, ns possessing the following decided advantages over all
established lines: The Belle Isle
route will be over 150 miles northward of any trans-Atlantic cable
now laid, and the depth of the ocean
will be considerably less; it will
thus be absolutely free from all risks
during the repairs of otber cables
and 'nn be more readily raised when
required. The compnny have only
to provide the main cable or cables,
of not exoeeding 1,900 miles in
length, the connection eastward
being with the Imperial government
postofflce telegraph service, and
westward with the Oanadian government telegraph service at Greenly
Island in the Straits of Belle Isle.
Hence the company will be at no
outlay of capital for terminal cables,
and no pooling or other pressure is
practicable, The capital expenditure of the company will not exceed
$1,600,000, one of the principal
cable manufacturing companies in
London having tendered to provide,
lay and guarantee a cable of the
most approved type for the sum of
$1,500,000, which, compared with
even the lowest figure given above
as the cost of one of the existing
cables, will be found very low. The
annual maintenance charges for the
Canada Atlantic will also be very
moderate, it is stated, as compared
with thoso of other cable companies.
The British admiralty chart is said
to show that the cable approaches
to Greenly Island are quito as safe
(from tho grounding of icebergs) as
to any other point on ■ the coast of
North America. As to the business
prospects for tho proposed uew line,
it is stated that the present number
of trans-Atlantic despatches relating
to Canadian business alone average
800 per day, and are rapidly increasing; and should the proposed Japanese, China and Australian transpacific cables bo laid, the business,
it is naturally expected, will be
almost infinitely added to, tt is
shown that tho present cable companies are enabled to pay good dividends, and the obvious conclusion
is that the Canada Atlantic cable,
with all its advantages, including
comparatively light capital expenditure and maintenance charges, will
be able to do still better. There
can be no doubt that the inference
is warranted, nnd overy Canadian
will be glad, and will have reason
even to be proud, when these two
projected cables—the Canada Atlantic, and the Canada, J apanese and
Australian trans-Pacific—areactuully
completed, thus knitting tho various
great component parts of the "empire upon which the sun never sets"
more closely together with a vast,
pulsing, electric nerve. This happy
consummation is plainly only a
question of time, and of a comparatively short time, too.
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among the four, hundred of New
York.—Am. Paper.
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register which contains the entry
of my birth was burned in 1845."
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dwJlylBto VOLUME 84,
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, AUGUST 'I, 1889,
NO, 32.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning, Ang, 1, 1889.
The Vancouver Collieries.
The New Vancouver Coal Co., who
are Binking a shaft at Nortii Field,
Nanaimo, havo got down to a seam betwoen 7 and 8 feot thick, which is pronounced of excellent quality. Workmen aro engaged in constructing a
bridge on tho Esquimalt and Nanaimo railway near the .old south
Wellington traok, so as to allow the
track from the North Field mine of
the New Vancouver Coal Company to
pass underneath. The track from the
Nortii Fiold mine will run from the
mine to the proposed loading wharves
at Departure Bay. It is also stated
that the New Vancouver Coul Company propose sinking another shaft in
their South Field property, and also
running a drift in their Esplanade
shaft, that will materially increase the
output from that mine. Ib is the intention of this company to raise thoir
output to over 1000 tons a day.—Free
Press.
 **^	
Preparing for llrnlli,
Thomas Meldrum, J, P., a rancher
and trader in Chilcoten country, 20
miles from Soda Creek, who has been
ill for the past four months, has made
all preparatioiiB in advance for his
burial. He personally selected tho
spot whero he is to be buried, nnd has
had his grave dug. His coffin has
beon mado and tested aa to whether
it is a good fit. Ho has also made
ovoiy arrangement for tlio distribution
of a largo property which ho haa
amassed during his residence in Chilcoten. Mr. Meldrum is a man of high
intelligence, and was formerly a
wealthy merchant of Barrie, Out., but
reverses came and he emigrated to
this countiy in the early sixties. Ho
has been farming and (rading over
since his arrival in the country, and
waB at one time a partner of IV. Pinchbeck, of William's Lake. Ho lias
been a justico of tho peace for somo
yearsrand is universally respected in
the district. —Colonist.
From llio Scaling Grounds.
The sealing schooner Walter L.
Rich, Cnpt. H. F. Sioward, arrived
from Alaska at 1 o'clock this morning.
Capt. Sieward informed a -Times representative that he transferred his
seal skins to the schooner Wanderer at
Sand Point and sailed for Ounalaska.
On the 4th of July Capt. Sieivard had
a conversation with Capt. Sheppard,
of the revenue cutter Richard Rush.
The captain of the U. S, revenue cutter Btated that his orders were to seise
all sealing schooners in tho Behring
Sea, irrespective of nationality, found
in the act of capturing seals. Having
seal skins on board would not mako a
vessol liable to seizure, but traces of
recent killing of seals in tho waters of
Behring Sea would bo considered sufficient evidence to curry out instructions
from tho American government and
lake the vessels in charge. Oapt.
Sheppard stated that he would sail
from Ounalaska in a few days and
would, most likely, return with ono of
the schooners. Capt. Sioward considered it advisable to remain.iu Ounalaska until the Rush returned and
was in pert on the 16th July, when
the Rush steamed - into tho harbor.
Capt. Sheppard then informod Capt.
Sieward that tho Block Diamond was
found with over 100 iresh killed seals
on bonrd and wns placed in charge of
an officer with orders to sail for Ounalaska. He also reported that the
Triumph was boarded by- Lieut. Tuttle. On July 7th thero were live
schooners at Ounalaska, including the
Lillie L. and Allio Alger. Capt. Sieward reports that he captured 1423
skins. On the voyago from the Behring Sea he saw a schooner, supposed
to be the Black Diamond, heading towards the haven of seized sealers, Ounalaska.— Thursday's Times,
 » —
Alaska'-. Coal Deposit*.
For about 200 miles on the enst
: shore of Cook's Inlet, an immense
coal belt exists, which will furnish coal
for tho wholo of tho United States.
I Thero are threo veins, varying in
thickness from 4 to 8 feot. The first
vein is struck at a depth of about 30
feet from tho surface, tho covering being a blue clay. The coal veins aro
separated by a strata of fire-clay and
sandstone, the fire-clay boing nbout 4
or 5 feet in thickness and said to bo of
good quality. It has beon usod by the
canneries in place of tiro-brick, nnd
found, to answer the purpose and meet
all requirements. The east side of
Cook's Inlet is a low, flat country, tho
mountains being from 30 to DO miles
from the beach, tho highest olevation
boing about 200 foot abovo aea level,
thus making the coal mines ensy of access.
There ia a tunnel 1G0 feet long on
one of the veins at Coal Harbor,
whore the Russians have boon mining
for years and government vessels have
also obtained fuel thore. Several shiploads were sent down from this place
laat year, and five moro will be sent
this yenr in order to mako a thorough
teat of its quality, A oompany has
been organized at San Franoisoo by
John Troadwell for tho purpose of
working theso mines and work waB
commenced there thiB summer. A
railroad ot threo miles will land tho
coal from tho mines to wharves where
ships of any sizo can bo floated. Tho
bay iB very shallow, and it is necessary
to run out. a long distanco in order to
obtain water to float largo vessels.
Ooal Harbor is a huge and perfectly
«afo bay for vessels of any size, boing
land-looked on all sides and safe from
storms from any direction. The discovery of those coal beds, if they turn
out to bo as good aB they aro now
thought to be, ls one of tho greatest
Anmnmrltt  vnt   made  in  Alaska
A Genuine Sea Scrncul.
Says the Nanaimo Free Press ot
Thursday: Mr. VV. O. Halleck, of the
Central hotel, exhibited to tho Free.
Press staff late this afternoon what was
evidently the skeleton of an infant sea
serpent. The bones of the head were
porfect as was alao tho vertebr.-e which
was very floxiblo. Mr. Halleck discovered this raro and much sought for
specimen this afternoon upon the beach
whoro it had been left by tho ebbing
tido. Tho specimen is truly a marvellous one and measured when complote nearly four feet in length- We
undorsland it is his intention to
hibit it in tho Central hotel in a  gl
Meteorological Observations    at   ti
Westminster for July, 1880.
Mean temperature  67.0
Above June mean ,    3."
Highest max  90.0
Lowest min  51.0
Mean of max  78.4
Mean of min  55.6
Rainfall in inches  0.04
Bolow   Juno  mean  1.63
Days rain fell       1
Cloudy days       2
Partially cloudy     11
Clear .'.     18
Windiest day in miles,    Ill
Calmest,   "       "         44
Total miles of wind 2228
Highest Barometer, 30.19
Lowest       "         29.63
Temperature of water  04.0
Halos 2; veiy dry; bush fires and
smoke, latter part of the month mixed
with fog; tremendous run of salmon;
dryost July remombered,
A. Peele, Capt'n.
Surrey Oouncil.
Council met pursuant to adjournment. Present, the reevo, and Councillors McCallum, Douglas, Armstrong,
and Shannon. Minutes of last meeting read and approved. Communications received from Messrs. Bossie,
Lyness and McClughan, A, J. Gordon,
John Wndo, A. Ferguson, Wm. Collis-
how, Messrs. Combes Ss Smith; received nnd placed on file. Bills received from A, J. Hill, C. E., British
Columbian, and Zed S. Hall; referred
to finance committee. Coun. Douglas
reported having accepted the contract
for work on the Hyjorth road. Councillor McCallum reported having
awarded a contract in Ward 1. Ooun.
Armstrong re progresa of worka in
Ward 3. Coun. Shannon reportod
having awarded a contract for a bridge
on the Clover Valley road, Ward 4.
W. Thibadeau, C.E., reported having
completed the survey and assessment
for tho drainage schemo, but the plana
and maps would not bo ready before
Tuesday, July 30th; roports reoeived
and approved. The pound by-law
was laid ou the table. The delinquent
tax real estate by-law was reconsidered
and passed. Tho Surrey dyking and
drainage by-law was advanced a stage.
The clork waa inatrueted to advertise
for separato tenders for the construction of the dyke and floodgates, tenders to be in by August Slst, plans
and specifications to be on viow after
August 15th, at the residence of the
reeve, Brownsville; also to correspond
with parties desirous of advancing,
upon the credit nf tho lands to be benefitted a loan of §10,000 to 1*15,000, for
the construction of tho works, the
loan to bo extended over n period of
twenty years. The time waB extended
in which tendors will be recoived for
corduroying on western extension of
the Kensington Prairie road. The
clerk to request Mr. Sprott, government road inspector, to take such
action as will prevent persona from
placing and leaving rocks, or other obstructions, on Brown's or other hills
on the trunk roads. Coun. Shannon
gave notice of motion that at noxt
meeting ho would introduce a loan bylaw for the dyking acheme. The
counoil adjourned until Saturday,
Auguat 3rd, at 1 o'clock p. in.
he-iion to the ultra radical doctrine of
the regulation if hours of labor by the
govornmont, not alone for womon nnd
for chilhron, but for adult males ns
well.
THE MAIL CONTRACT.
London, July 30.—Tho probablo
change of tho mail contract from the
Allan to the Orient line is attracting
attention in Ireland. Justin McCarthy
intends to raise the quostioii in tho
houso of commons, especially relating
to Irish intercourse with Canada,
whicli, ho alleges, will be cut off to a
considerable extent by the new service, wliich starts from the south of
England, Ho also intends to urge
that the new servico calling at the
French port, togother with the French
export bounties givon to French nianu
facturerB in the Canadian markets, is
au unfair advantage over Britiah
manufacturers, who will have to export goods from Glasgow and Liverpool by unsubsidized steamers and
without other advantages,
OREAT FLOODS,
New York, July 31.—Today's report of the floods ih Now Jersey show
that the dcatruction was widespread.
There is a wido oxpanse of water all
tho way from Mount Clair to Bloom-
field. Tho river has overflowed cellars,
and a number of houses along the
Lackawana Railroad have been destroyed. Tho Crawford river, two miles
west of Rosille, has overflowed its
banks and part of the town of Crawford ia flooded. At Melbourne the
roads are impassible. The railroads
are all under water and traffic is suspended. Several frame houses were
wrecked there. Elizabeth suffered
greatly, and houses in the lowlands are
flooded and cannot be occupied until
the water is pumped out. Tho bridges
at Grand and Weat Jersey Btreets are
swept away, and the river is full of
wreckage. West Chester and adjacent
counties in this state have been seriously affected. The dninago through
this section of the country must
amount to hundreds of thousands, and
may be much more. Many of tho
Btories sent out last niglit, however,
wore greatly exaggerated. Tho worst
effects of tho New Jersey storm wore
felt in places surrounding tho Orange
monntaina and at Plainficld and Railway river.
OTTAWA NOTES.
Ottawa, July 31.—Thos. A. Sharp,
of Adolphia, Man., has been appointed
Buporintendent of the government experimental farm at Agassiz, B. C.
Work on tho farm will bo commenced
immediately. Soveral buildings nnd
officers' dwellings nro to bo erected.
A hundred delegates leave hore tomorrow for Quebeo to petition tho gov-
vernment to disallow tho Jesuit Estates act. Toronto, London, Kingston, Montreal send delegations. Tho
Toronto petition has 15,000 signatures.
It ia Btated in well informed circlos
that tho law ofticos of the orown havo
for some timo been considering the legality, undor the Britisli Nortii America act of the J eBuits' Estates bill and
tho petition to tho governor general
praying for its disallowance. Further,
that in the opinion of the distinguished
legal experts, the measure was strictly
within tho power of the legislature of
Quebec, boing of a domestic naturo
nnd dealing altogether with a quea-ion
appertaining to and affecting that province. It is Btated that tlieir opinion
will be conveyed through tho secretary
for the colonies to the advisors  of his
Late Despatches.
QUICK TIME.
New York, July 29.—Another consignment of ailk and lirst crop of tea,
occupying over sixteen freight cars,
has arrived in thia city from Yokohama w'a the steamshipa to Vancouver
and the trans-continental rail route
from Vancouver to Now York, being
one of the fastest shipments betwoen
Yokohama and Now York. It took the
str. Parthia 13 days to make tho trip
from Yokohama lo Vanoouver. After
nenrly one day's delay in transferring
goods from the stoamer to tho cars,
the Canadian Pacific Railway hauled
them to Prescott, where thoy were
floated across the St. Lawrence to Ogdenaburg, Now York. There the
Rome, VVatortowu and Ogdensburg
Railway took them from there to Utica.
The New York, Ontario and Western
brought them from thore to Now
York, making the timo from Yokohama in 21 dnys, The distance is
nearly 8,000 miles,
CHURCHILL ON THE STOMP,
London, July 30.—Lord Randolph
Churchill made a speech at Walsall
last evening und to-day. Liberals and
conservatives aliko held up their hands
in horror at tho sentiments expressed.
In the first place he advocated a
change in the land laws, so that owners
of land would bo deprived of tho right
to bequeath it to any one nfter his
death. Next he advocated the purchnso by the municipalities under the
rights of eminent domain of largo
tracts of land within the limits of the
cities, and the erection theroon of
model dwellings for workmen. Thoso
to bo rontod at such figures ns shall return fair interest on tho cost of ercot-
ing the houses, but no return whatever for cost of land itself. He advocated further a local option in tho
treatment of tlio liquor question so
that eaoh town Bhall bo permitted to
decide for itself whether or not licou-
bcb for tho aale of liquor should be | local finance   commission.
excellency the governor-general of
Canada.
Tho recent seizure in Behring Sea
is creating littlo excitomont hero,
though tho action of tho American
authorities is generally condemned.
Sir John Thompson states that two
despatches from Victoria woro forwarded to the governor-general, with
a request to be transmitted to the Colonial office, with a iequest to her majesty's government to take prompt
measures to secure protection of British subjeots on the high seaa. Tho
cabinet did not suggest what measures
should be taken.
Ottawa, July 31.—It is gratifying
to note tho patriotic Btand taken by
the Ontario prcBs relative to the Behring Soa outrage. Tho Ottawa
Journal says : "It is monstrous that
a vessel should be soized upon the
open sen, its contents rifled, itself confiscated, and mayhap it3 owners jailod,
all on tho strength of a single nation's
Bolf-atithorizod legislation. If the Canadian government can secure no
prompt rodross from Great Britain,
lot it go, us on the Atlantic coast, and
tit out cruisors of its own. One ur two
of these would bo strong enough to
fnco tho U. S. cutters in Behring Sen,
and should be sent there to protect
Canadian vessols. Things would ho
brought to a crisis and Grout Britain
bo compelled to help or  disown  us."
Louis Corneiller, clerk of tho public
works department, wna arrested today, charged with forging tho department chequo pnBsod at tho Bank of
Montreal yesterday. Thoro is strong
evidenco against him. He has been
on a prolonged spree. Ho is a brother
of a noted Montreal Q. C.
THE JOHNSTOWN RELIEF.
Johnstown, Pa., July 31.—Governor Beaver arrived here to-dny and
after making n tour of inspection, ox-
pressed satisfaction at the extent of
the work of restoration. He then met
with the stale relief commission. A
number of privnto citizens wero present by invitation. A statement from
tho commissary dopnrtniont allowed
thnt there aro yot 800 poople dopon-
dont upon the commissary for BUpplieB
of food and clothing. Visiting citizens woro invited to mnko any remarks
thoy choao for consideration by the
commission. Rov. D. J, Beal caused
the members of tho commission to
squirm visibly under his nrrnignmont
of tho methods they have pursued. A
member of the commission bogan u
series of cross-questions, trying to
show that they had aotod with all possible speed in the distribution of the
funds, insisting that they had aotod
upon information furnished by the
'In ex-
seorotary ot tho local commission,
and Dr. Bunlo bocamo involved in a
war of words, during which the voracity of eucli was questioned in a lively
manner. The remainder of tho session was occupied ill a genernl discussion, but so fur us is known no uMicial
action was taken.
ALASKA INDIANS.
OMAHA, July 31.—Tliu correspondent to tho Bee, with tho Senate committeo in Alaska, sonds a letter from
Juneau under dato of Juno 23, reviewing Iho inquiries of the committee.
These wore commenced at Port Chester, Alaska, where there are 1,200 Indians under charge of Mr. Duncan,
a missionary who has boen among tho
tribe thirty years. Tho Indians wore
found to be living iu an apparent stato
of contentment and engaged in almost
all pursuits of tlio whites. Tlieir
grievance is an anxiety to possess
land in severalty or to havo certain
parcels Bet aside for them that (hoy
may cultivate and hold in individual
right. They wnnt Juravius island
given to thoir tribo. Tlio committee
found tbo stnto of morals of the women of this tribe far above the average
in other parts of the territory. At
Sitka, as woll as at other points visited
so far, tho committee failed to find a
single edso where an Indian woman or
girl had beon takon forcibly from her
parents for immoral purposes as alleged in tho United States some time ago.
They have, howovor, learned that the
standard of morals among women as a
rulo is not vory high.
SENSIBLE UIRLS.
London, Aug. 1.—Apropos of the
royal marriage, it is stated that tho
two younger princesses of Wales,
Toria and Parry, as they are affectionately called in the family circle, are
much of the samo mind as their married sister, and that they greatly prefer Eugliahmcii to the representatives
of any other nation. Now thorefore
that the standard of revolt against per-
petuul policy of German unions has
beon raised, it is not improbable
that the example of the Duchess of
Filo will be followed by the Princesses Victoria and Maud.
THE ATLANTIC SERVICE.
London, Aug. L—In the Houso of
Commons to-night, Mr. J ustin McCarthy and Sir Georgo Baden-Powoll
asked respecting the new Atlantio
mail contract with tho AndorBons.
Baron DeWorms replied that the details of the contract were under the
control of the Dominion government.
Her majesty's government did not feel
justified in making any official representations to Canada on tho subject.
Improved arrangements, which will be
highly appreciated by the public, form
part of tho great system of communication with the fnr East tiiu Canada,
from which important advantages are
oxpeotod.
AFPER T1IE> DOCKS.
San Fhancisco, July 31.—Theodore
Cramp, hioinbor of the Philadelphia
ship building firm, accompanied by
Charles H. Hong, manager of the'shipping interests  of J. D. .Spreckles  &
Bros., loft hero this aftornoon for Tacoma, where they will embark for
Alaska. On tlio return trip Mr. Cramp
will visit tho Britisli naval station at
Esquimalt, on Vancouver Island. Tlio
evoning Post Eiiys; "It has been roported hero that Mr. Cramp is forming
a company of American capitalists for
the purposo of purchasing this yard
from the British government. It is
stated that a syndicate has already
been formed in tho east with a subscribed capitil of §4,000,000, and that
negotiations aro pending for the purchase of the yard and docks. The
purchase prico is said to be §1,500,000.
The syndicate is said to have a number of prominent shipbuilding firms,
including Cramp & Sons., Philadelphia; Harlan & Hollingsworth; Pusey
& Jones, Wilmington, and the Union
Iron Works, of this city, as its principal
supporters. It is understood that the
British government has discovered
that the Esquimalt yards are inadequate for their original purpose."
DR. TANNER'S SENTENCE.
London, Aug. 1.—In tho houso of
commons to-day, Thomas Sexton
moved an adjournment to consider the
sentence imposed upon Dr. Tanner for
assault upon Police Inspector Stephens
lust May, maintaining the crimes act
itself did not contemplate oxactly a
technical asBault, but provided in express terms for the punishment of
assault with violence. There was no
claim anywhere that the assault with
whicli Dr. Tanner was charged, wbb
anything more than a technical assault.
No violence was attempted. The provisions of the act under which Dr.
Tanner wns convicted did not cover
tho case at nil. The sentenco was
clearly illegal. On a division, Mr.
Sexton's motion to adjourn was rejected by 174 to 118.
THE MAYBRICK CASE.
London, Aug. 2.—Interest in tho
sensational Maybrick trial v. hicli is now
going on in Liverpool grows daily and
the newspapers here print niiiuy columns of ovidence, morning and evening. When Mrs. Maybrick waa arrested damaging disclosures were made
of her relations with Alfred Brieiiy.
Popular feeling wus expressed in every
quarter of her guilt und of her ultimate conviction on the charge of
poisoning her husband. Sir Charles
Russell's admirable preparation of her
caso has, however, completely revolutionized public sentiment, and if his
work produces upon the jury anything
like the impression it has already
made upon the public, conviction is
out of the question. It is generally
believed that Bhe will be acquitted,
or oven at lho worst that the jury will
fail to agree. Tho medical testimony
introduced by the crown is veiy weak,
and is far from supporting the theory
of the prosecution. Drs. Humphreys
and Carter, who attended the deceassd
in his last illness, nnd upon whose testimony the (prosecution relied very
largely, flatly contradicted one another
on the stand on somo vory material
points, and upon tlieir cross-examination by Sir John Russell both become
confused.
OTTAWA NOTES.
Ottawa, Aug. 2.—Tho plans for
the new barracks for "0" battery have
been prepared by the engineers of iho
militia department, and are now under
consideration of tlio public works department. If they aro approved tinders will be asked for immediately.
Delegates from oil parts of Ontario
are marching into Quebec with petitions to the governor-general, signed
by 00,000 people, praying for tlie disallowance of the Jesuits' estates act.
Consignments of sugar valued at
over §20,000, liavo been seized at
Hamilton, on a charge of boing falsely
invoiced.
Peter White, member of parliament,
was interviewed to-day. Ho expressed himself strongly on the Behring sea outrage, and is surprised at
the forbearance and inactivity of the
Britisli government. AstoCanadians
taking active atepa to protect Canadian vesaels, Mr. White said tlieir bands
were tied. He contrasted the inaction
of tho Britiah government now with
tlieir courso in the MaBon-Slidell affair.
Ho predicted that the result of Great
Britain's forbearance now will lead to
final trouble with tho United Slates.
Emboldened by the license allowed
them now, some act will be committed
of so out rageoua a nature that Great
Britain cannot ignore it.
Ottawa, Aug. 2.—Major McLeod,
of Scotland, who is here, says thero
will be further emigration of Scotch
Crofters to British Columbia next
yoar.
The equal rights delegates waited on
the governor-general, at Quebec to-day
to ask for disallowance of tho Jesuits'
estates bill. Principal Cavan made a
short speech and presented a petition
which had over 00,000 signatures. He
recited the facts connected witji the
Jesuits' act and nsked thut it
bo disallowed or parliament dissolved. Tho governor - general's
reply was a short one, and
very courteous, but ho desired to stite
that in his opinion and that of his ud-
viseis there were no grounds for either
the disallowance of tho act or the dissolution of parliament.
The Dominion militia system will bo
extended to the Northwest at an unrly
date. This is probably the result of
the reduction in the mounted polico
force.
The press of oastern Canada is now
thoroughly aroused over the recent
seizure in Behring Sen. The government has received no further information on the subject, but it is hinted ■
the Canadian sealers will be privately
warned by the officials at Victoria uot
to act on the offensive pending the
action of the British government.
The Citizen, government organ,
comes out in no uncertain sound, and
Bays Canadians despise Americans, and
adds that the Washington authorities
will be obliged to apologise as well as
recoup the owners of vessels itit-.irforod
with. If this is not done what is loft
of the Yankeo naval effects will probably disappear from more seas than
Behring. This editorial has created a
sensation.
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WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B, C„ AUGUST 7, 1889,
NO. 32.
Weekly British Columbian
Wvf-'ii'Sday slornin.';, Au;:. 7, i.'i
'Mountain lakes have an .ephemeral existence, Moro than a hundred have disappeared from tlio
Tyrol during tlio last century.
Among the curiosities of ■ electricity is it frenchman's claim that ho
will soon bo ablo to produce thunder-storms nt any desired time and
place.
The titlo of Rider Haggard's Icelandic romance, for wliich he visited
that island to secure local color, is
"Eric." It will not be issued for
two years.
In Sicily lemon cultivation is 30
per cont. more profitable than that of
oranges, for the trees are more prolific and the prices obtained for
lemons aro higher.
It must be that there is a scarcity
of men out in Colorado, or that they
are not of the eloping kind, when
two girls want to elope so bnd they
have to elope with themselves.
Temptation Solicited. — Willie
(who has oaten liis apple)—"Mablo,
let's play Adam and Eve, and I'll be
Adam." Mable—"Allright. Well"
Willie—"Now you tempt mo to eat
your apple, and I'll succumb."
A "Jack the Intruder" bothers
Chicagoans. Ho gains admittance
to yards after dark, and, knocking nt
the door, tolls whoever answers to
"hush, be quick nml lot nio in," he
then jumps thn fence mul disappears.
He is supposed to be a monomaniac.
Hnd Been Thoro—Old Crumps
(in lied, nearly midnight)—Ooo ! I
hear stealthy stops on the stair—
somo one creeping along barefooted !
His wife (who was young once)—
Keep quiet, Joshua ; I guess that's
only our darter going up with her
shoos under her arm.
Great Britain counts on soon
having the largest dynamo in the
world. It is being made for the
new electric light works at Deptford. The shaft of the machine will
be turned out of a block of steel
weighing 75 tons, which has just
' been cast in Glasgow.
At a recent social gathering in
London the young Princesses Louise
and Maud, of Wales, made themselves odious co resthetio eye's by
wearing pink frocks with yellowish
fawn coats, and now thoy are wondering if Louise will get herself up in
better taste since she's got an establishment of her own,
Shelley's grave in the Protestant
cometsry ut Rome, is in danger of
demolition, since the cemetery is
about to be appropriated to other
purposes by the city authorities.
The graves of .Keats and Severn will
also sluiro the same fate, and the
British government ia urged to intervene for their preservation,—Ex.
Outraged Erin—Gentlemin, Iwud
bike to nshk thim Amerikins wan
thing: Who doog tin: canals uv the
coontry but furriners I Who buiit
the rnilruds uv the coontry, but furriners ''. Who worrukstlie moines uv
the coontry, but furriners? Who
does tlio votin' for tho coontry, but
furriners ? Aud who the devil discovered the coontry, but   furriners ?
Mark Twain's new book, now in
press, is entitled "A Yankee nf King
Arthur's Oourt," and is described in
advance as a satire on English nobility and royalty—that pot, subject
of American fun-making. But
Americans are not so down on nobility as they try to mako out, ns is
ovidencod by the way they run nfter
titled persons and apo English manners.
Wrong Kind of Measurement—
Wifo (just moved into tlio country)
John, I. wish you'd tako this address.
They advertise garden-hose so cheap
I think I'd liko a dozen pairs, for I
shall certainly get mine soiled soon
enough to want to change them often
if I'vo got to pick the strawberries
and nil that sort of thing. (Hands
him an advertisement which reads,
"Garden-hose by tho foot or yard.")
Oneof our Sunday school teachers,
on a recent occussion, told her pupils
that when they put their pennies in
the'eontribution box slio wanted
each ono to repeat a Biblo verso
suitable for the occasion. Tho first
boy dropped in a cont, saying : "Ho
that givoth to to the poor lendeth to
the Lord." The third and youngest
boy dropped his penny, saying: "A
fool and liis money nre soon parted,"
A new work on beer shows that
there were twenty-six breweries in
the city of London and suburbs in
1588, one-half of which wero owned
by foreigners. The total quantity
brewed thon was 950,000 barrels.
In 1887, 29,000,000 barrels of ale
nlono were brewed. Bass Ss Oo.
began in 1717 ; but the oldest important brewry was that of Truman,
Hanbury it Buxton, wliich began in
1669.
A call for money to build a nesv
hospital in Jerusalem, issued by tho
London Society for Promoting
Ohristnnity Among the Jews, has
roused vehement protest from the
Jews, The influence of the hospital
th-;y say, is resorted to for the purposes of conversion, and as a matter
of fact, the hospital ia not
The proverbial cnro of the Hebrews
for their own people hns not boon
lacking iowards those crowding into
J erusaieui.
Within the List twelve months no
fewer than 1,888 nowspnpers gave
tip the ghost in Canada and the
United States. In promoting these
enterprises, a vast amount of money
was squandered, but so long as the
world lins men in it who pine to
show thoir fellows just how a newspaper should be run, just so long
will the "felt want," bo supplied—
that is, while the spnro cash lasts.
Men who run country sheets pine
for metropolitan success—and seldom
get it.—Ex.
It is suid that the U. S. minister
to Paris is outranked by the representatives of South American uml
other States, who are accredited ns
ambassadors, unci accordingly he
feels rather smull. An American
paper commenting upon tiio fact
snys : As good republicans, we oan
afford to laugh at such things, but
whore social considerations enter so
largely into diplomatic lifo a certain
loss of prestige accompanies an inferior position in the social scale.
The United States should not tnko
a back seat anywhere.
Snys the New York Tribune:
Another company lias been formed
for the purpose, evidently, uf harnessing' thu waters cf Niagara and
putting them to the prosaiac use of
driving machine] y. Doubtless projects of this kind will continue to be
stinted from timo' to time. Tho
way to deal with this utilitarian
spirits is for public opinion to riso in
its might every timo such a sehome is
proposed nnd declare that the Fulls
are snored from such baso uses, and
that they must and shall be preserved from the hands of the spoiler,
Tho German Imperial standard
will be seen at the naval review,
which is to bo held at Spithead on
August 3, as the Emperor William
is to be on board his own luxuriously
arranged yacht, the Hohenzollem,
This standard is a ling of salmon-
colored silk, tho background covered
with black eagles and gold crowns.
Upon this is embroidered the iron
cross, and over it is a gold shield, on
which lire the Imperial arms. It
flies at the main, and no other pennant or ensign is displayed from tin:
yacht when it is hoisted.—Loudon
World.
Says a vory sarcastic Amoricun
paper : A pitiful tnloipf destitution
comes from Minneapolis, it seems
that a citizen of thnt plnco who
was popularly supppsefl to bo worth
several millions in reality possesses
onlyo, lino residence and about 5-100,-
000 besides. A great deal of sympathy is expressed for the poor
fellow. This is a sad world. As
the man in question is a U. S,
senator, it liegins to look as if be
might be declared ineligible for that
position. Think- of a United States
senator who is only worth about
bnlf n million I
Ono more chnnco—Billy Dobson,
proprietor of tho Blue Front snloou
nnd gambling liouse, was the first
subscriber to the Kicker, He encouraged us and occasionally lent us
money, and our gratitude has pro-
vented us from drawing public attention to his den of iniquity. We
cannot promise to hold off much
longer. We will givo him one more
chanco to reform the place, and if ho
doesn't improve it we shall give him
threo or four columns per week of
tho hottest kind of language. Gratitude is all right up to a certain limit.
Beyond that an editor owes n duty
to tlio public.—Arizona Kicker.
Genernl Poe's annual report to
the United States government on
matters connected with traflic on
the groat lakes mentions among
other interesting fad:; that the O. V.
R. steamer Alberta laid tbe greatest
mileage last season of an/ boat on
the lakes, having run 29,175 miles.
Speaking of tbo Sniilt Canal the
report states thnt the estimated cost
of its enlargement is §'1,738,863.
The sum of $1,000,000 has already
been appropriated, and nn estimate
of §1,235,875 is submitted for tho
prosecution of the work during the
fiscal year ending Juno 30,1891.
Thero should bo no scarcity of money
at the Sault during the noxt few
years.
Sweden would seem to be a country after the most pronounced advocate of women's rights. Women
are employed in all tho vocations
which ordinarily are conceded to be
the peculiar property of mankind,
Every Swedish girl not born to
wealth is taught a trade of some
kind, nnd it is now triumphantly
nnnounced thnt Swedish women will
shortly receivo equal political rights
with their husbands and other male
relatives. What avenues of occupation nro left to the unforuatn men
is not stated, but it is to bo perstim-
ed they find abundance of work in
caring for their homes and taking
care of tho babies while the women
are filling tho places of men in tho
world.
Tho Pittsbnrg Gazelle, has the
following good word for the country
girl : Somo of the   most  womanly
women in this  citv   wer,   ,.n„nf„„
I girls, whoso schooling was limited io
a few mouths in a country school-
house. Their knowledge is of a
practical sort. They muy not bo accomplished in the sense of being
awny up in literature, or able to
talk nonsense, or proficient in music,
yet they have the most charming
homes, the most loving husbands
and tho most devout friends. These
are the women who o.ro the most
useful in u community and to the
world in general. Thoy are large-
hearted, faithful nnd true, und hnv
the physical courage nnd strength to
maintain tlieir places in tho front
ranks of thoso buttling against the
world.
A recent enactment of the Minnesota legislature provides that no
newspaper shall print any fact con-
corning executions except tho hour
of thoir occurrence, The other day
a murderer was hanged nt Littlo
Falls, Minn., and nil the Minneapolis and St. Paul papers, wishing to
test the constitutionality of the law,
published full details of the execution. Thoy contend tlmt, inasmuch
as the constitution of tho United
States provides that congress shall
mnko no law "abridging the freedom
of speech or of the press," stnto legislatures have still less right to curtail those privileges. Their intention evidently is to combine in lighting the question in tin: courts, and
the result of the contest will be
awaited with interest by the press
of New York Stato, where a law
similar to that of Minnesota wus
passed Inst year.
Says nn exchange: The recent
story that Dr. Brown-Sequard had
discovered un ''elixir of youth" did
not nt lirst receivo much credence,
but it seems to be a fact thut the
famous physician has announced
such a discovery. He claims that
by hypodermic injections of a liquid
distilled from certain parts of animals he has mnde himself ton years
younger. It is now stated, moreover, that Dr. Vnriot, of Paris, who
ridiculed the idea of such a thing,
hus experimented with the fluid on
three enfeebled men, and is almost
convinced that we are on the eve of
a discovery by which weakness nnd
disease can be eradicated. The
names of these two men nlono prevent the whole affair being looked
upon as a hoax, nnd the scientific and
medical world will await with interest some precise statement from
thein of the nature of their alleged
discovery. •
A Ceylon paper says : The B. I,
steamer "Calypso" arrived at Colombo on Saturday, 18th May, from
Bombay via- coast ports. At Oan-
namore, whero she lay two miles
from the shore, a largo swarm of
bees, numbering some tens of thousands, settled on her foi-eyard, forming a cluster about three feet long
by eighteen inches in depth. It
was considered inadvisable to attempt to dislodge them before the
arrival of the vessel at Colombo, as
at each of the const ports she lay
some miles from tho shore. Uut on
Saturday night the third officer, enveloped in a blanket and armed
with a hose, climbed the mast and
gave the dangerous visitors a dose
of salt wnter. Tho infuriated bees
flew about tho ship all niglit in
search of thoir disturber, but not
finding him, in the morning concluded to quit. They were last seen
making a bee-line for the northern
suburb of Colombo.
According to a batcholor editor,
says the Cincinnati Medical Journal, the following is why so many
marriages prove n failure: He
says that nine-tenths of the unhappy nitti'riogos are the result of
green calves being'allowed to run
at large in the socioty pasture without yokes on thein. They marry
and have children before they do
moustaches; thoyare fathers'of twins
beforo they have two pairs of pants,
anil the littlo girls tbey marry are
ns old as thoir grandmothers in
achemingo. Occasionally ono of
those gosling marriages turns out all
light, but it is n clear onse of luck,
If there wns u law against young
galoots sparking or worrying before
thoy huvo cut nil their teeth, we
supposo tho little cussps would
evade it in some way, but there
ought lo bo a sentiment against it.
It is timo enough for these bantams
to think of finding a pullet when
they have raised money enough to
buy u bunch of laths to build a henhouse. But they see a girl who
looks cunning, and they think that
there are not going to be girla
enough to go around, and they begin to get tlieir work in real spry;
and before they are aware of the
sanctity of the marriage relation
they ure hitched for life, and before
thoy own a cookstovo or a bedstead,
thoy have to get up in the night and
go for a doctor, so frightened that
they run themselves out of breath
and abuse tho doctor becauso he
docs not run too, and when the doctor gets there there is not enough
linen in tho house to wrap up a
baby doll.
The Empire declares tho petitioning
of the equal rights association has boon
farce, and points to tho small  num
SCIENTIFIC MISCELLANY.
Tho observatory of Rio Janeiro
is preparing a "dictionary of universal climatology," intended to givo
the climntological data of as many
places as possible.
The tercentenary of tho microscope will be colobrated next year
at Antwerp. The botanical exhibition to bo held tlioro will include
also an exhibition of microscopes
from the oldest lo the most modorn.
Tho death-rate in London is showing a remarkable reduction. In
1888 it was the lowest thus far recorded, yet in the first half of 1889
it was only 17.8 per 1000, against
19.5 in the first six months of 1888.
Dr. Nansen estimates that the
ico of Greenland's interior must be
6000 feet thick in places, oven the
tops of tho mountains probably being
covered with hundreds of feet of
glaciers. Ho believes that tho wind
has much to do with maintaining
tho ice-level, and that the quantity
of snow does not vary much from
year to year.
Great Britain's largest tree is the
Cowthorpe oak, in Yorkshire, believed to be somo 1500 years old.
In the seventeenth century, before
soma of its projections were covered
by a heaping up of the earth, it
was 7S feet in circumference at the
ground, and its brunches overshadowed half an acre. It is now a
ruin, with a hollow in its trunk in
which a least forty persons may
stand.
During the year ending May 1,
the Pnsteur Institute in Paris treated 1673 persons, of whom 6 were
seized with rabies during treatment,
and i within a fortnight after it.
There were only 3 fatal cases after
full treatment, however, making 1
death in 554, or, including all cases,
1 in 12S. The Pasteur institute at
llio Janeiro had treated 106 persons
up to Jan. 8, with 1 death. In 62
of these cases the dog giving the
bite was undoubtedly mad.
Mkciianical Hypnotism.-—Tho
mysterious condition called hypnotism has been studied by means of
the phonograph by Dr, Pinel, of
Paris, Ho finds that hypnotic
patients obey the directions of the
phonograph as readily as those of
the living speaker, From this ho
concludes that tho theory of animal
magnetism is without foundation,
and that tho real cause of the phenomena manifested in the few "sensitives" is a disordered mental state.
IxnusTMAL Influence os Climate,—The curious theory-lias been
advanced that floods and rain-storms
are increasing in tho United States
through the influence of steam engines. There are more than 30,000
locomotives in use in North America which, calculated, givo out alone
more than Do billion cubic yards
of vapor per week, and tho otlier
engines eight times as much, making a total of over 470 billion cubic
yards of vapor turnrd inlo the atmosphere weekly by tho steam engines.
The Moon's Heat.—Experiments
on lunar radiation by Prof. 0, O.
Hutchins, of Bowdoin College, show
an agreement with those of Lord
Kosse and Prof. langley—that the
heat received or reflected from the
moon is cut off at the moment of
totality in an eclipse. Prof. Hut-
chins considers that about half of
tho incident rays are absorbed,
whicli must render the surface of
the moon very hot; but the evidence to be obtained from eclipses
shows that scarcoly any of the surface heat passes through the earth's
atmosphere.
A Desert Distillery.—A sun-
distilling apparatus on the Atacamn
desert, in Bolivia, consists of 1875
square feet of glass, under which a
thin layer of salt water is led, tho
vapor from which condenses as sweat
on the under side of tho glass,
trickles slowly into a groovo in the
supporting frame, and thence runs
into a reservoir, Rather more
wator distills by night than by day,
owing to better condensation when
the outer air is cool. The daily production is from thirty to forty gallons of fresh water, which sells at IA
pence per gallon, A similar apparatus in uso on the same desert
twenty years ago contained 50,000
square feot of glass. The water
then sold for 10 shillings a   gallon.
Electiuc'ity and Light.—Some
curious phenomena bearing on the
connection between or identity of
eloctricity and light have been
pointed out by a German physicist.
Tho divergence of leaves of a
charged electroscope is increased
by n ray of sunlight, returning to its original amount when
the light is cut oil'. A common
phosphorus-tipped match will glow
in the dark when close -to a charged
body. The mercury of a capillary
electromotor fulls when a ray of
sunshino strikes it just as when
connected to a battery, the effect
being proved to be electrical instead
of thermal by the fact that it vanishes when the upper and lower
mercury columns aro short circuited
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Weilnetulny Morning. Ang. 7. 18811.
Press Despatches.
London, Aug. 3.—The foreign office
has beon notified that the French
government proposes to ask for the extradition uf Boulanger.
Lonuon, Aug. 3.—The Shah of Persia, who is on hia way home from here,
has refused to meet the Sultan of Turkey nc Constantinople, because the latter declines to go down to the dock to
greet the Shah, and the Shah will not
make u call at the Sultan's palace.
Amsterdam, Aug. 3.—Advices from
Sumatra sUlo a desperate fight occurred between the Nuttier'atid troops
and the natives of Atchin. Nineteen
Dutchmen were killed nud 22 wounn-
od.
Liverpool, Aug. 3.—Wheat firmer,
Oil. Gs. lid.
Sam B'hancisco, Aug. 3.—Wheat
dull; buyer '80, 141j; buyer season
H7i.    aoller, 134.
' New Yoiik, Aug. 3.— Whuatsteady;
August, 85^; September, 04fj; December, 78|.
New Youk, Aug. 3.—Gottlieb
Heins, a cornet player, early this
mornitig loaded an old shotgun, filled
the barrel with wnter, placed the muzzle of the gun to his mouth and blew
his head off'.
New Youk, Aug. 3.—-The eastward
bound trans-Atlantic record lias been
broken hy the Augusta Vic'uria, of
the Hamburg-American packer line,
which reached Southampton to day
seven days and two hours frnm this
port.
New Yobk, Aug. 3.—Regarding the
report that there is some likelihood of
an advance in the Bank of England
rates being made at tho meeting of
the governors on Thursday next, foreign bunking houses here say that
while it is possible they don't regard it
as probable from the present outlook.
The higher rates whioh have prevailed
in London for short discounts are due
to heavy withdrawals of gold from tho
bank, us shown in the increase of
amounts held by the bank of France
and the Imperial Bank uf Germany.
San Fhancisco, Aug. 3.—A special
despatch from Washington this morning says that it ia said hoth nt the
White House and the slate department that President Harrison nover
addressed a leiter to Lord Mayor Sexton, uf Dublin, thanking him for the
sympathy expressed for the Johnstown sufferers, and whioh it wna alleged was tampered with by the English
nail authorities.
Saohamento, Cala., Aug. 3.—De.
Witt Linn, who robbed an old man of
$250, pleaded guilty thiB morning and
was sentenced to ten years ill state
prison.
GiiAFroN, Dak., Aug. 3.- Ten half-
breeds have been arrested for smuggling timber across the border. The
officers have found that a thriving
business in smuggling has been going
on and more arrests are expected.
San Fkancisco, Aug 3,—Hawaiian
advices received by the str. Mariposa,
which arrived from Sydney, via Honolulu, this morning, state the ocean
cable project has now assumed Bhape,
a wealthy syndicate having boen formed nnd incorporated with capital of
one million dollars with power to increase to ten millions.
The British warship Espiegle sailed
on Jnne 27th under sealed orders. It
is supposed that there is some trouble
in connection with the recent annexations to the British empire in tho
south seas, and that the Espiegle will
go in that direction.
Port Arthur, Aug. 3.—The Beaver
mine has made an exceedingly rich
Btrike at the depth of 530 feet.
Ottawa, Aug. 3.—McLood Stewart
has returned after floating tho Anthracite Coal Mine scheme.
Ottawa, Aug 3.-—The excitement
over the seizure of the sealer Black
Diamond in Behring Sea still continues. The government ii in communication with officials at Vancouver, B. C. The report that Oanada
has advised a bold policy of reprisal is
unfounded. The government is not
disposed to recognize American pretensions in Behring Sea, but, after all,
will have to acquiesce in the course of
the Imperial authorities. No word
has been received from England on
the subject, but it is believed that
Lord Stanley ia in constant communication with Lord Salisbury.
Montkeai,, Aug. 3.—-An accident
occurred lust night on the Grand
Trunk Railway two and a half miles
tho other sido ot St. Lambert. No. 1
train for Quebec and Halifax loft
Bonaveniuru in charge of Conductor
McLeod, filled with passengers among
whom were General Middleton, Mr.
Stephenson, general superintendent of
tho Grand Trunk Railway, and othor
prominent persons. At the end of the
double truck an alarm of fire w,i3 given
from the forepart of the train, and
passengers worn horrified to behold
the express car in a mass of flames,
which increased considerably and was
blowing directly towards them. A
genoral panic was to enaue when Brake-
man Jones rushed through the train
to the burning ears and dexterously
uncoupling with both tender and engine
sent them backing up the road whore
the driver, who gallantly held his post
amidst the most intense heat, ran
them on a siding at the end of the
track nnd the main body of the train
with the passengerB were left standing at n safe distance from whore
the fire was discovered, The firo
on the express oar hud so increased
that approach was impossiblo. Rod-
gers was in the car togothor with au
employeo of the road named Pat Mo-
(lowuii. Every effort was made to
save the messenger, but without avail.
His charred trunk wns found as soon
as tho car had burned.   It was lying
... a corner near the door. The head
and limbs were completely gone. A
companion who rushed into tho midst
of tho flames was terribly burned. The
cause of the fire is involved in mystery. Some think that it was brought
about by an explosion iu tlie express
car. There was a large quantity of
flro works among the express goods on
bonrd. The opinion prevails that the
fire was caused by a lamp exploding.
The story of the survivor does not
cast any light on the aubjeot.
Winnipeg, Aug. 3.—The necessary
warrant arrived to-day from Ottawa,
and Burke will be handed over to the
Chicago officers this afternoon.
Cotlinowood, Aug. 3.—Wm. C.
Eiving, eldest sou of Rev. E. Ewing,
of Collingwood, has been drowned at
Sturgeon Falls while bathing. He
was employed iu mission work in that
placo.
Brllevule, Aug. 3.—Wm. Johnston, of Belleville, a river driver, was
drowned in the Trent abovo here aftor
breaking u jam of logs.
Toronto, Aug, 3. - Justice Scot*,
who retired from tho bench two years
ago, after u quarter of :i century's
service, is reported to be dying nt his
residence at St. Hyciahthe.
Toiionto, Au;:. 3. --Tho Knights of
Labor have passed a resolution strongly
opposing tho running of atreet curs on
Sundays.
Lonuon, Aug. 3.— A largo uuiiiber
of English Catholics are preparing to
make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
Among tho number ure Lords, Clifford,
Herries and Acton.
Montreal, Aug. 3.—As the Quebec express on the Grand Trunk Railway, winch left here at 10:45 lust
night, wna passing St. Lambert's after
going through Victoria bridge, an explosion took place in tho express car
by wliich Messenger Rogers waa killed
and the car completely wrecked, destroying all the baggage and express
matter. Fuller particulars are lucking, but there are wild rumors afloat
that it was an attempt to blow up the
Victoria bridge and that the explosion
was timed wrong. Rogers' body was
brought back here and an inquest held.
The train carried a large number of
passengers and was made up of an express and baggage car and the flrst and
second-class coaches and two Pullman
cars. Had the explosion occurred in
the bridge it is thought further wreck
and probably loss of life would have
resulted.
New York, Aug. 3.—The French
heirs of Stephen Girard are about to
bring a suit in Philadelphia to recover
property now valued at 813,000,000,
which is held partly in trust by the
city of Philadelphia and Mrs. Eugenia
Girard, and partly by the state of
Louisiina. The ground on which the
auit is based ia alleged infraction of
the terms of Girard'a will,
San Franoisoo, Aug. 3.—John El-
sou and Wm. Draper must hang. So
the supreme court decidod to-day.
Elsen and Draper were accomplices of
one Myora iu the murder of John Lowell, a rancher in northern Calafornia.
All three were sentenced to death;
Elsen and Draper appealed, but Myers
was hanged.
San Francisco, Aug. 3.—By the
steamer Mariposa, which arrived to
day, it is learned that everything is
quiet at the Samoan Islands. The
German war ship Wulffhaa sailed for
the Marshall Islands for the purpose
of bringing back tho deposed King
Malietoa. On the 22nd of June a
cave occurred in one of the New Onatle
mines, by wliich eleven men were entombed. Active operations for their
rescue were conducted for several
daya, but without effect.
Rome, Aug. 5.—A Mussulman shot
and killed an Italian sailor at Candia,
the cnpital of Crete, yesterday, and an
Italian torpedo boat has gone there to
investigate andobtain redress. Further
complications in tho already troublesome Crete question are feared. The
Rtfoma denies a genoral eleotion ia
pending,
Cauio, Aug. 5.—The government iB
in receipt of information that General
Grenfell, commanding the Egyptian
forces, attacked the Dervishes near
Toski this morning and after a terrific, though a one-aided, engagement,
routed them completely. Wad-El-N-
Jumi. leader of the Dervishes, and 12
Emirs were killed. Dervishes lost
1500 killed and wounded. The Egyp-
tion loss was small. The gunboats
are pushing the remnant of the Dervish force.
London, Aug. 6.—Tho bill providing for the royal grants has passed the
house of commons.
Liverpool, Aug. 6.—At the trial
today of Mra. Maybrick, charged with
tho murder of her husband by poison,
Mrs. Maybrick herself was placed on
tho witness stand. She admittod she
had bought tho fly paper previously
mentioned in the trial, but said Bhe
procured it for tho purposo of making
wash for the face by soaking it in elder
flower water according to a receipt
given her by a German friend. Sho
had had a prescription nf the Bort
given hov by Doctor Graves, of Brooklyn, but had lost it. On the night of
May 0th her husband implored her to
givo him a powder, declaring it would
not hurt him taken in food. She had
previously refused similar requests
from him, but consented on this occasion. Seeing the distress he was in
alio placed a powder in a tin of meat
juice and returning to the sick chamber
with it found hor husband asleep. She
left the tin with its contents on the
wash-stand, whore Michael Maybrick
secured it, lt had not boon touched
and she was unaware until her husband
died that it contained arsenic. This
remarkable ovidence was listened to
with breathless attention by the court,
but interest was aroused to the highest
pitch of sonsntion when the prisoner
alluded to her relations with Brierly.
She sworo sho had confessed the wholo
intrigue to her husband and had been
pardoned by him and both were fully
reconciled bofore ho died.
Si'OKANE Falls, Aug. 5.—Tlie firo
which broko out in n lodging houso
about 5 o'clock yestorday afternoon
spread with terriblo rapidity, and
was soon beyond control of the firemen. The flames swept everything
before them, destroying every businoss house and building down to the
river, with tho exception of one mill,
The telegraph office and wires were
destroyed, so it is difficult to get details. It is reportod the loss will
reach seven millions.
The entire business portion of Spokane was destroyed, covering forty
blocks. The fire broke out in a framo
block near the depot and a hjgh wind
prevailed. The Pacifio hotel soon
caught and then the passenger and
freight depot, thenco sweeping over
the city. The fire exhausted ifaulf nt
the river for want of material to consume. The burned part includes till
from the N. P. Ry. to tho river and
from Lincoln to Washington stroet.
All the flour and lumber mills are destroyed. The N. P. R. R. losa is estimated at ovor u million dollars. It ia
difficult to estimate the total Iobs at
this hour, but it will probably bo sevon
million. Chits. Davis, sleoping in the
Arlington hotel, leaped from the third
story, and wns shockingly mangled; ho
ia now dead. An unknown man wa*j
shot by an exploding cartridge and
several otlier fatalities occurred; names
unknown. A \\ supplies und provisions
in tho oity wore burned. The mayor
of Taoolna issued a cnll oarly this
morning for aid from citizens, whicli is
Itt'ini' promptly responded to. A
train load of provisions will probably
leave fur Spokane this evening.
Cincinnati, Aug. 5.—Lookman's
brewery, West 6th street, near Head-
ly, was discovered ou fire at 5:30 this
morning. Eight companies promptly
responded to the alarm, but did not
arrive before the wholo ot the outhouses and wagon sheds were in a
blaze. Tho water poured into the
buildings in great quantities with little
effeot on tho flames. They spread
rapidly and it was not 20 minutes after
the fire was discovered until the whole
building was enveloped in flames,
wliich soon communicated to the
stables in which were several horses,
but the animals were taken out without trouble. The stairway of the
malt house was burned, but the fire in
this department was extinguished with
no great loss. Lockman will probably
lose $00,000.
Washington, Aug. 5.—The government officials generally decline to express opinions relative to the escape of
the Black Diamond to Victoria, B. 0.,
The faot that tho veBsel ran away with
our prize crew of one man, excites
muoh mirth among all officials. In
the absence of official communication
from tho commander of the Rush, the
officials hero decline to talk. At the
treasury department it is generally
believed the matter will be allowed to
drop where it now Brands. One government oftioial said: "We have got
the seal-skins aud they have got the
vessel. I think, we have got the best
of the bargain and Bhould let the
matter drop."
Halifax, N. S., Aug. 6.—A despatch to the American consul-general
announces the seizure, at Guysborough
of the American schooner Vidette.
No further particulars given.
OiiiCAao, Aug. 5.—Martin Burke
was dropped from the St. Paul train
about six blocks from the dopot tonight and driven to the Harrison
street station and placed in a cell.
At the depot was a squad of policemen, waiting ostensibly, to escort
Burke from the depot, but really to
act as a decoy for reporters. There
were very few poople about the polioe
station and no one save the police
authorities knew of Burke's arrival
until ho had been oafoly placed behind
the bars.
Fahoo, Aug. 5.—When the train
bearing Martin Burke arrived at Grafton, 300 men, mostly Irishmen, endeavored to gain admittance to where
Burke was chained to the floor and
handcuffed to two officers. "Dr.
Cronin," said one of the men, "was a
cousin of mine, and I would avenge
his death if I could get a chance."
He drew a revolver, but before he
oould fire it he was hustled away by
Lieut. Rosb. Burke heard the man's
threats and remarked: "I might at
well be shot in Dakota as hanged in
Chicago."
Ottawa, Aug. 5.—A private despatch from Halifax saya tha American
schooner Vidette, seized at Guysboro,
N. S., for violating the customs laws,
was subsequently released, as the
action waa too hasty.
The utmost satisfaction is expressed
in eastern Canada at the escape of the
Black Diamond. This feeling is shared by all the government officials here.
Nobody doubts the genuineness of lhe
seizure. The good fortune of the
Black Diamond is not regarded as likely to complicate matters. Hon. Mr.
Bowell, minister of customs, wired
Viotoria last night for particulars. No
official action has beon taken thus fnr.
Tho members of tho government state
that thoy aro ignorant of tho alleged
departure of the remainder of the
British squadron for the Behring Ss
Tho Free Press declares tho seizure
fnrce, proving that the Americans arc
disposed to back down.
Winnipeo, Aug. (i.—Membors of
the Canadian medical association,
which is to meet at Banff this year,
will leave Montreal this ovening for
tho weat, travelling over the C. P. R.
in speoial Pullman cars. There will
be about 80 medical men in the party,
and about two hundred ladies and
gentlemen all told. The trip to Winnipeg is mado without a Btop, the
patty arriving here by the regular express at noon on Friday noxt. Here
the medical men, and those accompanying, will remain over twenty-four
hours, tho intention being to sidetrack thoir oars. The party will bo
mot at tho depot by tho local modioli!
mon and a drive around tho city will
probably bo arranged. Dr. Rosa wns
last year's president, nud the president
of the nssoointion for tho following
year will bo Dr. Wright. Dr. Boll, of
Montreal ia ths secrotary.
Winnipeo, Aug. 0.—Sir A, T. Gait
arrived in tho city to-day  by  tho St,
P. M. & M. train, accompanied by
Mr. E. T. Gait, manager of tho Gait
coul mines, at Lethbridge. They
havo just returned from England where
it is understood they have been successful in raising sufficient capital to extend the Gait line of railway from
Lethbridge into Montana. Sir A. T.
Gait will remain in the city for a week
or tell daya, the guest of his son, Mr.
John Gait.
Winnipeo, Aug. 0.—Mr. Goldwiu
Smith, who has made it a point to pay
the Northwest an annual visit for the
past four or live years, arrived on the
C.P.R. express at noon to-dny; coming up by the lakes. Ho looks exceedingly well. It is his intention to
spend a fortnight or so in the province
taking a look over tho harvest fields.
Montreal, Aug. G.—Somo one
hundred citizens of Montreal went to
Sorei by the Btr. Cultivat'.'ur at 1
o'clock this morning to attend the funeral of Oapt, Lnbolle, Jl. P.
Ohioaoo, Aug. 6.—Martin Burke,
the Winnipeg suspect who gavo the
olticiuls such a long hard tusslo to
bring hiin over the border, was landed
in this oily last niglit and locked in
Harrison street station.
New York, Aug. 0. —A doepatoh
from Ottawa this morning says tlmt
minister of customs Bowell is of rho
opinion that tho United States will
not demand tho surrender of the sealer
Black Diamond.
Sa:,- Fhancisco, Aug. 8 —Mosus
Deutch, the stockbroker's olerk who
absconded with a large amount of
money last week, was arrested at
Boulder Creelt, south of San Francisco yesterday, and will be brought
back to-day.
San Francisco, Aug. 0.—W. A.
Delaven, 40 years of age, reoently from
the east, and who is known to liavo
been in ill-health, suicided in his room
this morning by asphyxiation.
San Francisoc, Aug. 0. — Jack
Dempsey irrived from Portland this
morning. He says he will immediately get down to work for his battle
with Lablnnche at the California athletic club ou the 27th inst. for a purse
of §5,000.
Saratoga, N. Y., Aug. 6.—Flood
Tide, owned by Porter Ashe, of California, won tho Iroquois stakes, a mile
and six hundred yards, in 2.21 to day.
Washinoton, D. C, Aug. 6.—-The
presidential party, consisting of the
president, Secretaries Windom, Proo-
tor and Rusk, and Private Secretary
Halford, left Washington at 9:40 this
morning for New York, over the Pen-
sylvania railroad. The president goes
to Bar Harbor, Me., to visit Blaine.
New York, Aug. 6,—A great many
people in and out of the city of London
will regret the death of Mr. Robert
Wigram Crawford. He had been director of the Bank of England nearly
forty years, for a lung space in which
term he had also been a member for
the city, us was his father before him.
His fine figure (he waB over 6 feet 4),
admirable manners, and high spirits
will uot readily be forgotten. Mr.
Crawford did not often figure on public platforms exoept at the Mansion
House,
New York, Aug. 6.—A Times dispatch from Port au Prince, dated July
28th, says the Haytian war haB degenerated into a murderous campaign, and
is beginning to look like a war of extermination. Hippolyte'a forces are
gradually clusing in on Port au Prince.
Legitime la killing prisoners like ao
many cuttle, cutting their throats in
the market places, while Hippolyte
slaughtered eighteen men who fell into
his hands the other day in retaliation
for those kiliod by Legitime.
Caracas, Venezuela, Aug. G.—An
English company is having two steamships constructed at Glasgow for a line
to be established between this port
and Now York.
Cairo, Aug. O.—The campaign
over, nud Gen. Grenfell is returning
to Cairo. A force of Egyptian troops
remain at Tarros and a body of cavalry
is in pursuit of the ono Emir who survived the battle on Saturday. This
leader is lurking in the hills above Bel-
lano with a force of 200 men and cannot escape.
London, Aug. 0.—Rains are general
throughout England, doing serious
damage to wheat, and ruat ia reported
in some seotiona. The completo official report of the wheat harveat in
India ahowa a ahortage of aeven hundred thousand tona uner the average.
London, Aug. 6.—Reports from
Egypt say the cotton prospects
throughout that country are excellent.
London, Aug. fl.—Gen. Phillip Ho-
vide, the conqueror of Bosnia, is dead
ut Prague, from apoploxy.
London Aug. li. — The Emperor
William has telephoned to the Duke of
Saxe-Cubourg thnt Ilo i3 extremely
gratified bj his recoption here. Hu
also refers to tho naval review, and expresses admiration of tho British fleet.
London, Aug. 0.—Gen. Boulanger
says ho has deoided to remain in Loudon unless hia extradition is demanded in which case he will sail for New
York.
Liverpool, Aug. fl.—In the trial
of Mrs. Maybrick for tho niurder of
her husband, the judges are to-day
summing up tho evidenco and chargu
the jury in favor of defendant.
London, Aug. U.—Lord Tennyson is
eighty years old to-day. He has re-
covered from his recent illness and is
in fair health.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 6.—Eighty
Nihilists have been arrested at Khark-
howf. The police are raiding the
houses of members of a now socialist
socioty at Odeasa. Many members
havo been arrested. The society is
mainly composed of Jews.
London, Aug. 0.—The queen's
rheumatism has not left her and she
was advised under theso circumstances
that thu naval review would tax her
strength too much. Hor majesty wna
nothing loth to stay away, as sho cannot benr tho noise of salutes fired from
thu ships, and, having tho emporor,
sho could not dispense with salutes as
she did nt tho jubileo naval review.
It is said on the best authority  that it
was not considered desirable for political, as well as family reasons, that
the German Emperor should come to
London. The family relations are
more easy at present and he and the
Prince of Wales have met and been
quito friondly. Still the family party
at Osborne can hardly be a vory happy
one apart from the feeling of soreness
wliich rankles in the minds of the
queen and-prince as to his conduct to
the Empress Frederick. The emperor
did not like Princess Beatrice's marriago to Prince Henry of Battenburg,
regarding it as Germans do as a mesalliance. The Prince and Princess
Christian are at Osborne, and will, no
doubt, help to make matters eaay, as
the emporor ond empress nre very
fond of Prince Christian. Near the
Hag tower at Osborne and adjoining
the principal carriage entrance is an
extensive and beautiful garden with
shrubbery in which are splendid fus-
cliinn and myrtles. Of the latter, the
largest bush has been grown from a
sprig takon out of the wedding bouquet of tho Empress Frederick, and
should bo particularly interesting to
ior son.
Tho Princo of Wales goes to Hani-
burg next week, and thence to Denmark. In the course of his continental wanderings, he will certainly visit
tho German emperor, who, 1. hear,
has invited his royal highness t>, attend
tlio autumn uuiticeuvres early next
mouth in Westphalia and Hanover,
one feature being the review on th,.,
field of Winden.
A great many distinguished passengers havo booked placea on the Teutonic which aeta out  on   Wedneaday.
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which the concluding item below will
supply. Please publish tho appended
notes containing extracts from the minutes of the laat meeting of the I. O. G.T.
ledge and the municipal council. They
apeak for themselves and need not much
explanation. A disappointed applicant
for a liquor-license is "the power behind
the throne," in securing this precious
picoo of legislation. Temperance people
are sometimes taunted with the exploded
objection that yon cannot make peoplo
sober by aot of parliament, and are advised to use only moral suasion. But
where they act on this advice, as do the
Good Templars at Maple Ridge, they are
hindered in their noble work by those
who would fain make men drunk by aot
of parliament.
At a meoting of the I, O. G. T. lodge
at Maple Ridge, after the usual, routine
business had been disposed of, a matter
waa brought to the notice of the lodge
which the members thought ought to be
published for the information of the
municipality. It la thiB: The municipal counoil met June 1st, 1S89, and, on
motion of Coun. Ferguson, seconded by
Coun. Callaghan, it was resolved, "That
the I. O. G. T. be allowed the ubo of the
town hall aa a lodge room, providing
they agree to be reaponaible for any
damage the hall may sustain while in
tlieir use, and that they in no way inter*
fere with the municipal property."
But at the next meeting of the council,
the Cth July, without rescinding the
former resolution, the following 'motion
was successfully carried, viz.: "Moved
by Coun. Stephenson, seconded by Coun.
Isaac, and resolved, that the Good Templars be charged $5 por month, and pay
all damage that they do to the hall."
Fluvius.
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On another page will be found a
copy of tho amended or new proposals in the matter of tho Westminster Southern Bailway which have
been agreed upon between the company uml 3Ir. Nelson Bennot, as
(Sontrnctor, in the place of 0. M.
Sheafe & Oo., the original contractors, and which the Southern Railway have decided to publish for the
information of the citizens. The
document explains itself for the
most part, but a littlo elucidation
lipou some features and a comparison of the few points of difference
befcween the new and the old agreements mny assist thn reader to a
clearer und easier apprehension of
the exact moaning and intent of the
new agreement, the substance of
wliich, embodied in a by-law, the
ratepayers will probably have an
opportunity of passing upon in the
.:i.ar future.
It will be seen, in the first place,
that the new contractor stipulates
to have the Southern Bailway completed to Bellingham Bay on or before the lirst of July next. This
implies, us wo read the agreement,
fjhat the road from this city to Bellingham Bay must be fully equipped
alncl ready for operation by the dato
mentioned, either a railway and free
traffic bridgo or n ferry in operation
to convey cars, freight, and passengers across the Fraser at this city,
and nil necessary approaches, stations, round-houses, machine and repair shops, freight yards, etc., con-
strucled within the city and elsewhere along the line where required.
It is also implied, as will be seen
hereafter, that a railway and traffic
bridge will be built from the lower
end of the oity to Lulu Island, where
the round-houses, machine shops,
freight yards, etc., are, by the agreement, to be constructed. A point
of difference between the old and
the new agreements might be noted
here. The original agreement, it
will be remembered, called for §75,-
000 workshops. Theone under discussion provides that (see clause eight)
"machine Hnd repair shops for the
whole line of the Corporation [meaning that portion of the line within
the boundaries of the province]
amply sufficient for the repairs of
the rolling stock, shall be erected,"
eto. Mr. Bennet, we believe, declares that it is impracticable and
out of the question for workshops to
he erected here to serve the whole
line of the road in American as well
as Canadian territory, and his position on that point is not unreasonable, as most will agree.
Clause three is nearly an exact
copy of the same numbered clause
in the old agreement, and provides
for the payment by the Railway
Oompany to the contractor of §20,-
000 of the bonds of the company per
lineal mile of the railroad completed,
ahd also payment of the bonus as
the work progresses, payments of
neither to be mado except as certified by engineers mutually agreed
upon by the city and the contractor.
It is provided iu clause six that the
contractor shall, upon the propor
completion and equipment of the
sa-id line of railway—that is, the
line of railway as far as Bellingham
Bay, with either a bridge or ferry
across the Fraser, and the works on
Lulu Island and the bridge to the
same—the contractor shall be entitled
to receive tho residue of the bonds
and bonus still unpaid, also the capital slock of the Bailway Company,
except a certain number of shares
provided for, but not until the proper execution of a lionil in tho sum
of 8500,000 for securing the maintenance and operation forever of the
lino of railway so constructed and
completed and also of the contemplated connecting line with some
America'", transcontinental line of
railway. This connecting link, it
will be noticed, the contractor, Mr.
Bennut, binds himself to have constructed within four years from July
of kst year-—three years from July,
1889—thus securing the construction of the entire line within the
same period us provided under the
original agtjenient (see clauso seven
of the old a (reenient). Mr. Bennet, it
is understood, declines to bind himself tu connect with any certain
transcontinental railway or at any
certain point, wishing to bo freo to
make the best possiblo terms with
rival roads nnd cities. It is stated
that it wns the cast-iron conditions
by which Senator Oanfield wus
bound to the Bailway Company and
this city that prevented him from
successfully financing his undertaking on the other side and making
otlier necessary arrangements; and
Mr. Nelson Bennet, being apparently
a far-seeing and shrewd business mun,
and having besides tho advantage of
his predecessor's experience in the
Southern Bailway, dons not propose
to founder upon the sumo rock.
they suggest themselves, without
particular regard to order of sequence. It is implied, of course,
that the bonus mentioned, to be
paid as the work progresses and is
certified to, with a balance payable
after the completion of the line to
Bellingham Bay and tho execution
of the §500,000 bond, is the bonus of
8150,000 given for the same work
under the old agreement. This is
the sum that the city willl be required to pay in full by the first of
July next (tho date fixed for the
completion and thorough equipment
of the line from this city to Bellingham Bay), provided a ferry instead
of a bridge is adopted for the present
as the mode of conveyance across the
river. From clauses four and five
it will be learned that the con
tractor wants four months from the
execution of the agreement in which
to decide whether he will furnish a
bridge or a ferry to begin with,
and two months additional to begin
the bona fide construction of the
bridge if decided upon, the bridge
to bo completed, as part of the first
seotion of the road, on or before the
first of July next. But, in the
event of deciding to construct the
bridge, a further bonus of $100,000,
must be voted by the city, to be
paid when the bridge is completed
nnd passed by the engineers, the
understanding being that the said
bridge is to be a freo traffic as well
as railway bridge, and to be maintained forever in good repair by the
contractor.
Continuing,   wn   shall   til:"   up
other  points   in the agreoimiit ns
Thus a total of $250,000 will he
paid by the oity in bonuses, in consideration of the completion of the
line to Bellingham Bay, a railway
and traffic bridge, instead of a ferry,
across the Fraser, a similar bridge
connecting Lulu Island with this
city, and all the other necessary
works mentioned before, including
an outer wharf extension forthe
track all along the water front from
where the main bridge strikes the
city to Lulu Island, and an approved
$500,000 bond to secure the extension of the line from Bellingham
Bay to connection with some American transcontinental railway, within
three years from July of tbe present
year, the condition being that an
equal annual portion of this final
connecting link is to be constructed
until completed. It is hardly necessary to mention here that the additional bonus of $100,000 for the
bridge was contemplated from the
first, and is, therefore, not a new
feature of the agreement under discussion. A point of difference not
yet mentioned between the present
agreement and the understanding
With the former contractors is that
four hundred, instead of two hundred acres (of the total grant of six
hundred acres made by the legislature
to the city) is now to be given, for
freight yards, machine and repair
shops, etc., on Lulu Island. But
the said lauds (see clause thirteen)
are granted to the contractor "subject to the terms and conditions
mentioned in the act of the legislative assembly of British Columbia
granting the same." Turning to
the act in question, chap. 12 of the
provincial statutes, 1889, we find
that the "terms and conditions" are,
in effect as follows: To erect and
maintain a good and substantial
traffio bridge, suitable for passengers
and wagons, between Westminster
city and the island; to construct
and keep in repair a good and substantial wagon road, not less than
twenty feet wide, from said bridge
through Lulu Island to the boundary
of Richmond municipality; and to
construct all canals, drains, ditches
and dykes necessary for draining
said lands. We have no space
to-day for a word of comment,
properly speaking, but the foregoing,
we trust, with the published agreement in another column,will unablo
our readers to thoroughly grasp the
present situation in Southern Railway matters. We may have overlooked some points, but shall return
to the subject when we get more
time.    	
The Southern Railway is the subject of considerable discussion, naturally, just now, With respect to
the agreement published elsewhere,
there is a point, to wit, the paying
of the bonus as the work progresses,
which it is pretty generally consid
erod might, with advantage to the
integrity and popularity of the new
proposition, be changed so as to provide that no part of thebonu3 should
lio paid until the completion and
equipment of the line from this city
to Bellingham Buy, which implies
as well, of course, the construction
and completion of a bridge or ferry
across tho main rivor, and the construction of the Lulu Island bridge,
together with all the works on that
island, along the water front, and
elsewhere, expressly provided or
understood in tho agreement. The
railway men tliornselvos, wo understand, admit the reasonableness and
propriety of such nn amendment in
Children Cryfor
the clause referring to tho payment
of the bonus as we have nieutioned
above, and are perfectly agreeable,
we believe, that such should be the
reading of the agreement. There is
another point upon which we would
like to see more explicitness, beforo,
at least, a by-law is submitted to
the ratepayers, and that is with
respect to the exact, or as
nearly as possible the exact, locution of the bridge to span the
main river. The agreement states
that tho bridge will cross within
the city limits. As most of our
readers are aware, the annexation of
Sapperton has extended tho city
limits considerably beyond the point
most suitable for the bridge—the
point whero, in fact, the bridge
must be built. With respect to the
location of the bridge, it should
start, on the south side of the river,
a very short distance from the tor-
minus at Brownsville of the two important trunk wagon-roads — the
Yale-Westminster and the Scott
roads—which tap tho most important farming settlements of tho
Lower Fraser. On this side, it will
be generally admitted, that the
bridge must strike the city uo farther up the river than opposite the
Orescent and no farther down than
Lytton square. Tliis point, we repeat, should be explicitly guarded,
and also with respect to the payment of the bonus. In fact, everything in connection with the new
arrangements should be perfectly
clear and beyond the possibility of
uny misunderstanding or loss by
the city or any party or parties
concerned. There has been not
a little misunderstanding and consequent wrangling in Southern
Railway matters in tho past,
and now that a new deal is imminent, the ratepayers have a right to
expect un end of all mystery, and
clear, straight sailing throughout.
Only on such conditions can it be
expected, after the hardly satisfactory railway year we have put in,
that the ratepayers will have sufficient confidence to sanction new arrangements.
Tho latest scheme for tlie restoration of the natural scenery of Niagara Falls on the Canadian side, sarcastically observes the Mail, embodies the erection below the cataract of machinery for the purpose of
utilizing the water-power for commercial purposes. The promoter of
the scheme endeavored—by not very
scrupulous methods, it has been
alleged—to secure the consent of
the New York legislature to the
erection of the plant on the American side. The legislature, however,
was unable to see how the natural
scenery could be improved in any
such manner, and refused to consent;
so Canada was next made the scene
of the operations of the company,
which is styled the Niagara Hydraulic Electric Company. When
asked recently whether it was true
that the company had secured the
desired privileges in Oanada, one of
the stockholders said to a Buffalo
News reporter; "Tt is all true, the
company is fairly afloat on Canadian
waters and under the protection of
the Dominion seal. The grantee
named is the Niagara Hydraulic
Electric Company, the outgrowth of
Colonel Hamilton's failure to interest the business men of Buffalo in
his prqjeot. The grantors are the
Victoria Park commissioners, and
thoir permit is approved by the privy
council of the Dominion. It is as
solid and binding as if Queen Victoria's seal was upon it." The News
naively remarks that the generosity
of the Dominion government in giving Americans such a grant remains
unexplained." Commenting on the
above, the Mail says : There is ap
pnreiltly some confusion hero, for
the Ontario government is the
gtantor. The inducement, however,
seeiiis to be that the company is to
pay §50,000 cash for two years for its
privilege, and a perpetual rental of
825,000.      ,
English manufacturers of balloons
at Birmingham have recently received large orders for the construction
of air-ships for war purposes for
both the German and French governments. Recent experiments by tho
German War Office at Spandau
have clearly demonstrated the valuo
of parachutes in carrying on war,
and a completo baloon service is to
be inaugurated.
The connection of the Rod sen
with the Mediterranean by tho Suez
Canal has had ono eiloct that is as
disagreeable, as it was unexpected.
Before the canal was opened nil the
watering places on the Mediterranean enjoyed a complete immunity
from the presence of sharks, these
fish boing practically unknown then.
But tho canal has beeu utilized by
tho objectionable creatures to such
an extent that sharks whioh have
como from the Bed sea nro now so
numerous in the Mediterranean that
it has becomo necessary to warn
bathers in many places to be on
their guard continually,
Pitcher's Castoria.
LOCAL AHD «BIU HEWS.
(From   Daily Columbian, July 31.)
There is a heavy buaineJS being
done, throughout thu district at present in harvest machinery.
The Westminster foul bell olub and
the Nanaimo Kovers will play a game
in this city during exhibition woek.
The Canadian Pacific Railway Company's earnings for the week onding
July 21 were 8320,000, fur the same
week last year, 8202,000.
Vancouver ia preparing ty give Governor -General Stanley a uraiid reception, lt is about lime Westminster
wub doii.g something in the same way.
At a meeting of the school board,
hold yesterday, Mias Mary E. Currie
was appointed teacher of the weat end
school, her diploma being the highest
of thoso applying for tliu position.
A littlo boy named Clandenning waa
drowned on Monday at Vanoouver,
Ho wits sent on a message and did not
return; u search followed nnd the
body was found in the water near the
Hastings Mill.
A largo force of men are employed
on tho foundation of the new Powell
block, and the wurk is proceoding very
rapidly. From tlio size and strength
uf the foundation it is evident the
building will be a most substantial affair.
The capacity of tbo dry dock at Esquimalt is to bo lengthened by uu addition of forty-live feet. This extra
space will bc obtained by placing the
caisson without the outer invert of the
dock baain, and will bc a very groat
com eniehce.
The real estate agents of Vancouver
held a meeting yosterday and decided
to fight the trades license by-law to
thu bitter end. The feo for real estate agents is 850, which sura waa unanimously voted exorbitant and unjust by the meeting.
Mr. R. N. MoFiirlane, who will be
manager fur tho new commission firm
of Bell-Irving, Patterson Ss Co., is
busy preparing the warehouse to be occupied by the firm, iu the Armstrong
block, for the reception uf goods. The
establishment will be open fur business in a few days.
The West Shore tor Juno wns devoted to British Oolumbia, and gavo
prettyfair illustrations and descriptions
of tho various citiea, towns and other
principal points of the provinco, as
well as of the resources and Industries.
On the whole, it would prove not a
bad advertisement.
We hare received a copy ot the
Port Arthur Illustrated, issued from
the ilfamfofu! Colonist office, and setting forth by picture and pen the
beauties, natural aud artistic, the advantages and resources, of the thriving
city on Thunder Bay. Tho magazine
itself is a creditable production.
Wc have received from the publishers, Mossrs. M. W. Waitt & Co., Viotoria, a pamphlet entitled "Chinook
as spoken by the Indians of Washington, British Oolumbia and Alaska."
It was compiled by the Bev. 0. M.
Tato, and has several improvements
and simplifications over previously issued works of the kind.
A correspondent of the Colonist says
the fever re the new placer diggings on
Siwash creek ia beginning to subside.
Miners arrive every day and some are
leaving. The discoverers wero the
only onos who reached bedrock; thoy
found livo to ton dollars per day to
the man. Recently they carried tlieir
flume and boxes to the lower end of
their claim, and aro working to bedrock again. None of the othor companies havo yet reached bodrock, but
will in the courso of a few days. Bedrock is found from about two to fifteen
feet. Old minors think the diggings
will yield live to ton dollars per day.
The salmon run last night was very
heavy and the bunts came in this
morning deeply loaded with tlio shining beauties. Tliu run it keeping up
wonderfully well, und uo complaints are
now to be heard uf tho dimensions of
the catch. The canneries are running
full capacity and are canning enormous
quantities of fish every day. The
Point Boberts fishing ground has beon
abandoned for tho tho present as lish
nro sufficiently plentiful in tho rivor
without yoing outside to look for tliein.
Hmnfry Weather.
The smoke from bush lires does not
Boom to abate in tho slightest, which
lends many tu suppusc tho fires in
Washington Territory ure on tho increaso rather than diminishing. This
morning iho atmosphere wns very
thick, and tho departing steamers
wero obliged to sound their whistles at
short intervals in ordor to ascertain
tlieir whereabouts by tho distanco of
tho echo, as woll na to warn fishermen
of tho approach of tho vessol. Added
to tho smoko was a lightfog which lasted till tho sun was soveral hours high.
F,alinriirH -iVunteil.
Tho many public improvements nnd
extensive building operations, together
with tho largo number of hands required in connection with tho liahing
industry, have proved auch a drain on
tlio labor market that workmen are so
sonroo aa to bo almoat held nt a premium. Ountractora in genoral lind it
very dillicult to get a sufficient number
of mon with whioh to prosocuto tholr
contracts vigorously, and, consequently, work in some instances proccods
much slower than is wished, A largo
numbor of Vancouvor'B unemployed
have found work in Westminster during the last two wocks, and tlioro is
room for mnny more yet if thoy cIioobo
to oll'tir themsolves. Tho, largo numbor of oontrncts yot to bo let will givo
employment to u great many inon, but
unless laborers bocomo moro plentiful
tho improvements will bo seriously
hindered.
Boili'illilng In a ftinmc.
The information laid against Peter
Adair, under the name of John Adair,
turns out to be valueless, and Iho cu3e
consequently falls through and will not
be prosecuted. Squamish Charlie
will uow havo to abide by hia beating
and fondly imagine that the whole
thing was a beautiful dream; that is,
if his hide does not cry aloud in its
anguish. There ia a wonderful difference between "John" and "Peter,"
and so the Siwash is sure to realize
now that he is unable to obtiin the
satisfaction he su ardently longed for.
"What's in a name?" Not much in
some cases, perhaps, but when a fellow gets a right sound thrashing from
a chap with whom ho has only a slight
acquaintance it would ho well for him
to consult the church register before
trying to get satisfaction through the
courts, otherwise there mny be much
moro in u name than the injured one
in his innocence may imagine. For
the satisfaction nf tho public it might
be stated that Squamish Charley was
not very badly punished, nnd it has
not boen proved yot that the beating
was undeserved.
A PROVINCIAL UNIVERSITY.
IVopoMit to Establish au   Institution
, tor niRller Education
nt Victoria.
A public meeting waa held in Viotoria Monday afternoon, at which
Mayor Grant presided, to consider the
mattor of establishing a provincial university in that oity. Among those
presont were Bishop Cridge, Eovs.
Messrs. P. McF. Maoleod, P. Jenns,
D. Fraser, Dr. Eeid, W. Bolton, J. E.
Starr and Bugg; Alda. Goodacre, Mc-
Killican and Harrison; D. W. Higgins,
M.P.P., Trustees 0. Hayward, Ool.
Wolfenden, and H. F. Heisterman,
W. Fisher, N. Shakespeare,' IVJ.
Strouss, A. C. Flummerfelt, Joshua
Davies, Dr. Milue, T. Burnes, H. D.
Helmcken, J. S. 'iates and A. Wilson. The meeting waa unanimous in
the view that a university was a necessity, aud the only niatter to discuss
was that of ways and moans. The
scope of the proposed university was
to include general instruction and education in ah departments of science,
literature, art, industrial pursuits, and
special instruction for the professions
of agriculture, mechanical arts, mining, military science, civil engineering, law, medicine, and commerce. At
present thero wns no institution in the
province to complete the education of
those who graduated at the schools,
and it was both expensive and inconvenient to Bend students to eastern
colleges. Rev. Mr, McLeod aaid that
the proposed university must be
thoroughly non-sectarian and open to
both aexes. Rev. D. Fraser agreed
that the college must bo non-sectarian,
but it did not follow that it should be
irreligious. He waa glad to know
that a liberal offer of land had been
made for the university on the Work
estate. He had considered tho matter
and thought that if the Bite was contributed, tho city erected the buildings, $100,000 providod aa un endowment by wealthy citizons, and $10,-
000 a year secured from the government, or a land grant instead, ihe
scheme could bo siicceasfully carried
out. Mr. A. Wilson suggested lhat
the professional men of the oity might
be induced to take, a hand in helping
the institution along by donating their
services. Kev. Mr. Starr did not
think that universities were begun in
that way. They ahould subscribe aulli-
cient funds to go beforo the government.with a sum Unit would conclusively prove that it was clesirablu to
locate the university in Victoria. Mr.
C. H. Hayward with others had waited on the provincial secretary regarding the mattor somo time ago, Tlie
provincial secretary seemed ad verse to
tlie granting uf public htiida and suggested that, a bettor miy would be to
give a lump sum towards the university. Bev. Mr. Bolton, Dr. Milne,
Messrs. Higgins, Hoietcriuan, nud
others spoke, after whieh a resolution
was carried appointing thu following
committoe to draft a suitable
scheme mid report at a public
mooting to be callod by his worship
Mayor Grnnt, Bishop Cridge, Archdeacon Scriven, Revs, Macleod, Jonns,
Frasor, Start, Bolton] Eeid and Messra.
Higgins, Milne, Hayward, Rithot,
II. I), liclnicken mid J. S. Yatea.
"Cure forgmHU'I-ox.''
ln 1877 a woll known correspondent
of tho Liverpool Mercury wrote to tlmt
journal: "I am willing to risk iny
reputation ns a public mun if tho worst
caso of small pox cannot bo curod
effectually in threo days simply
by cream of tartar. This ia a sure and
never failing remedy—One ounce uf
cream tartar disolved iu a pint of boiling water to bo drunk when cold at
short intervals. It can be taken at
any time, and is a preventive ns well
asa sure-cure. Itis known to hnvo
cured in a hundred thousand casus
Without a failure, il nevor loaves a
mark, nevor oausoa blindness, and
nlwuya prevents lodious lingering."
R. A. Wade, representing himsolf
as n Chioago lawyer working up a big
case, has disappeared from Toronto
aftor having borrowed sums amounting to $2,000 from legal and other
friends.
Tho Canadian Paoifio crop bulletin
just issued gives a satisfactory account
of the Btate of tho crops throughout
Manitoba nnd the territories. A competent authority estimates the wheat
crop at ten million bushels.
Tho body uf an unknown man has
beon found noar Carudull', Asniniboinc,
on tho bunks uf the Souris rivor, niur-
dorod after the "Jnok-the-Rippor"
fashion, Tho stomach and abdomen
woro cut opon and the entrails scattered about.
Absolutely Pure.
This powder never varies, A marvel of
purity,Btrentfth and wholeBomeuexK More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
oannot be sold In competition wltli lhe
multitude of low test, short, weight, alum
or phosphate powders, Sold only in nans,
RoyalBakino Powdbh Co., 10(1 Wall St,
New York. gfoly
NOTICE TGCBEDraS.
In the Estato of Lofi-us Ii. MoInnbsj
Deceased.
ALL PBKRONS HAVING CLAIMS
against tha (-statu of the late Loftus
H, Mclnnes are hereby notified that unless their claims are furnished to tho
Executor, James A. Robinson, before the
expiration of three mouths from this
dato, thn Executor will not bo responsible
for tholr paynieut. All debts duo the estate to be paid at once.
Dated this 8th duy of June, 1889.
JAMES A. ROBINSON,
Jc8-ilwMym3 New Westminster.
Corbett & Kennedy,
KANOKACTUBBHS  OP
TIN, COPPER &SHEET-IHON
WEBSTER'8 BLOCK (UF-STAIKS),
Front Street,       New Westminster^
HAVING JUST OPENED IN THE
nbove Uno, we respectfully .solicit a
share of the trade, and trust by careful
attention to orders and moderate charges
to merit the same. Experienced workmen; .mitt--.faction guaranteed.
Estimates furnished for Galvanized Iron
Cornice, Roofing, Plumbing, Gas-fitting,
Steam und Hot water Heating, &v„
W Entrance to premises on Mnry St.,
ln rear of Bank of B. C. dwmhSto
Samuel Mellard,
HARDWARE
MERCHANT,
WESTMINSTER STREET,
CENTREVILLE,  B. C,
Dealer ln Cutlery, Earthenware,
Books, Stationery and Medicines.
land Agent, Conveyance]', and
Notary Public.
Agent for "The Columbian."
Post Offloe Address, Chllllwlincfc.
 wjeSOte
Bank of lontal.
ESTABLISHED ISIS.
CAPITAL (all paid up),
UBST,
Sf>,000,000
C,000,000
Head Office, ■ Montreal.
Mill ll. A,SMITH, K. I!. M. G.-PrcsldOllti
(i. A. DRDMMOKD, Esq.-Vlfo-Prosldent
W. .1. BUOHANAN-Generul Mummer.
HAVE    BBANOUBS    IN    LONUON,
Eni-.: Now Voii:, Ghtoilgo,uiul inall
tho principal eilii's and towns In Canada.
Interest allowed on .special deposits.
(!.   SWEENY,
Manager, Vnncouvor.
GEO. II. HltYMNRK,
muii-Aoknt, Now Westminster,
wjolllm.l
M.A.McRAE
l-tfercStteHt'ln&Sor
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Black & Fancy Worsteds
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FOIl SPUING   AND SUMMEIt.
Opp. Colonial Hotel
Columbia St.,   ■  New Westminster,
uwrah28to
nm, SIS li HULL
CHOICE
And PROVISIONS,
 ALSO	
A WELL-SELECTED STOCK OF
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AT THE LOWEST  PRICES.
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noldwly VOLUME 34.
nuuwnsa-JiffitHiroso&tt
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, AUGUST 7, 1889.
NO. 32.
Weekly British Columbian
-Wednesday Morulne, Aug. 1, 1889.
LOCAL AND UAL NEWS.
(From Daily Columbian, Aug. 1.)
Tho atmosphere was as^ amoky as
•ever to-day, and with no Bigns of an
abatement of tho nuisance.
' Work on the addition to the Cental Hotel is now being vigorously prosecuted, and will soon ho completed.
An ordinary drunk appeared before
the polico magistrate this morning and
Buffered the usual fino for his indiscretion.
Flags aro flying nt half mast to-day
throughout the city as a mark of re-
Bpoot to the memory of tho lato Hon.
A. E. B. Davie.
The flumo that crosses Columbia st.
near the Oity hotel is to be removed
and the water brought nearer the sur-
faoe and carried off hy nn ordinary
drain.
The schooner Waltor L. Rich arrivod
at Viotoria this morning from Beh-
rings Sea with U23 skins aboard. She
corroborates the seizure of the Black
Diamond.
Douglas streot, between Columbia
and Front strectB, has beon closed to
traffic whilo tho improvements are in
progress. Begbie streot has boen reopened to traffic.
The Balmon run last niglit was very
heavy again, and to-day tho average
was maintained. The catches are all
that evon the most sanguine expected,
and, if anything, bettor.
Tho signs of rain so- far have not
amounted to unyfhing more than a delusion. Rain still seems us far off as
ever, but the weather has become a
a little cooler, whieh change is vastly
appreciated.
At a general meeting of the shareholders of the Victoria Electrio Tramway Co., hold last evening, the directorate wns given the necessaiy power
to mortgage the company's property to
the extent of g40,000, the amount of
the guarantee voted by the oity.
The charge against Alderman Gilbert McConnell, of Vancouver, of
shooting with intent to do grevious
bodily harm, was withdrawn yesterday, and he was lined 850 for pointing u rifle at Chief Stewart, and 810
for using liroanns within the city limits.
An approximate estimate gives the
area of Elk Lnke at 586 acres, with
each foot of depth being cipual over
the surfaco to 160,000,OC) gallons. The
average depth of the lake now is (it ft.,
so that according to these figures" we
■till have one thousand million! of gallons to draw from before the supply is
exhausted.—Colonist.
H. McNab Stuart, who has resided
in Victoria for tho past five or six
years, died last evening. The deceased
wai a son of the Hon. Sir A. Stuait,
ohief justice of the superior court of
Quebec, and at one tune was connected with the press of the French province. He was a member nf the press
gallery at Ottawa for the Montreal
Witness, boforo coming to this coun-
%*    	
Brightening l'rniipceti.
The stir in railway matters has had
a good effect on business generally,
and a more confident teeling was observed on all Bides to-day. One of the
sure signs of reaction is the brisk enquiry for roal est ito, soveral large
transfers having boon recorded to-day.
If the present indications hold good
Westminster will be livelier this fall
than it has boen since the first tent
was pitched on the townsite.
 . ♦ .—	
The Street Improvements.
The contract for the improvement of
Queen's avonue has been awarded to
Mr, D. A. McDonald, the prico boing
$2,900, and work will be commenced
immediately. Thia will probably bo
the last contract let for street improvements for some timo, as most of the
contractors have their hands full at
present nnd labor is scarce. Few new
contractors ore tendering for the
works, and until some of thu present
contracts aro finished it wonld be little
use calling for more tenders.
Tiic tti-elilr*iuil Hotel.
Paying Taxes.
Yesterday was a busy day at the
City Hall, and tho oity clerk and his
assistant were kept counting ensh unceasingly tho wholo day long. Nevor
boforo in tho history of the oity waB bu
much monoy received fur taxes in ono
day, the amount paid in yestorday being §5.001. Evoiyono who was
able took advantage of tho 25 por cent,
rebate, which wub too groat an inducement to be overlooked. The larger
part of the taxes assessed are now
paid, but a conaiderablo sum yot stands
for collloction.
A Fortune for Sonielioily.
There ia n fortuno in England
awaiting somo Canadian claimant. The
London News has the following:
"Lord Fiiriiliuni, of Tuwer Hill, Loudon England, was found dead in his
chair on the 2nd inst. Heart disease
was pronounced the camo, Tho do-
coused was expecting to go to Canada
ir. SBptonibor, to visit his duughtor
who is supposed to reside there, and
any information ol whom will-be thankfully received by Fitch Ss King, No.
10, Valley Lano, London, England,
deceased's solicitors. Her namo before nuiri'iugo was Mariattn Agatha
Closo, but innrriod nnnio unknown,
Any Information as to hor whereabouts, or heirs if any, will bo thankfully recoivod by said lirm, or if this
moot tho eye of said hoirs kindly communicate at once anil hear of something to your advantage."
The Mainland restaurant and Union
hotel and restaurant are now things of
tha paBt, both having been united under the management of Messrs. Gray
Bros., whose hostelry in future will be
known as the - "Occidental." The
building has been thoroughly renovated and remodelled inside, and has
been handsomely fitted up and furnished. Under the management of
Gray Bros, the hotel is cure to become
a favorito stopping plaoe, and if untiring efforts to cater successfully to
the goneral public goes for anything,
tho enterprise of the new proprietors
will be amply recompensed.
['mm the  Yukon.
The steamer Bortha, Capt. Anderson, returned to San Franoisco late
Tuoaday afternoon, eight daya from
Kodiak, Alaska. The Bertha left
San Francisco on June 14th with the
Geodetic survoy party sont out to definitely establish tho Alaskan boundary.
She stopped for a few days at Ounalaaka, whore soundings wero made and
tho variation of the magnetio needle
ascertained, nnd thon proceeded to the
mouth of the Yukon river, whero she
disembarked the surveyors and their
storeB. Proceeding to Karluk, she
took on board 12,194 cases of salmon,
and on her way down touched at
Kodiak.
 m.	
From Iho North.
The Dominion government steamor
Sir James Douglas arrived at Nanaimo
Sunday night from a trip up north to
the Skeona river nnd Rivers Inlet.
The fiah commenced to run at the In
let last Thursday and were still running when the steamer lett. It is expected the canning operations at
Rivers Inlet will more than come up
to expectations. The canneries are
uow all in full operation. The news
from tho Skeena is not nearly bo encouraging, and the catoh it is now ex,
pected will fall far below what was anticipated. Mr. Cunningham has, how,
ever, already canned 500 cases, which
are roady for shipment.
From Moresby Island.
Capt. Robertson, of Moresby Island,
iB in the city and will remain a few
days. He reports that everything In
connection with his recently purchased
estate is progressing as favorably oi
could be expuoted, and it is quito evident from what he proposes tu accomplish that hia island home will one of
these days be a perfect earthly paradise. Capt. Robertson has stocked
the pasture land of the island with
cattle and sheop, besides whioh he has
also sot apart a portion of the land for
the use of a fine herd of piga, which
aro reported to be thriving wonderfully well. Tho cattle were imported
direct from Manitoba, chosen
from picked atock, and are
magnificent lot of animals. Oapt.
Robertson had a large number
of men employed for some time in
clearing 150 acres of timber land, and
the work is nearly finished. As aoon as
this Is burned ovor it will he seeded
with grass Beed, and it is expected this
will give a sufficient crop of hay to feed
tho ever increasing herd of sheep and
cattle during the winter months. If
all the improvements contemplated by
Capt. Robertson are carried out,
MoroBby Island in a, few years wili
probably be the linest estato in British
Columbia.
—. ...	
Changed Hands.
Children Cryfor
With its issue of the 28th, ult., the
Nanaimo morning Courier changed
hands again, for tho third timo, this
timo being delivered from the tender
mercies of the "Courier Printing and
Publishing Company" into the practised hands of Mr. J. J. Shinabarger,
a practical printer and newspaperman,
who should be able to furnish tho con-
corn with n new pair of logs. Mr.
Shinabarger will be remembered aB a
resident of this city a number of years
Binco, and was connected with the
mechanical department of TheCoiajm-
bun under a formor managomont.
Wo know Mr. Shinabarger to bo no
'prentice hand with the pen, ns well ns
with the "stick and rule," and wish
liim every success in his new venture
—n Buccess which he will richly do-
aorve if ho succeeds in koeping the
Courier out of the bone-yard for six
months oven. For a journal consider:
ably less than a yonr old throe changes
ef proprietorship is n littlo ominous,
We nro astonished, however, that tho
Nanaimo morning paper has lived so
long, us manifestly the "black diamond city" oannot support two daily
papers. It is simply n sacrifico of
good money and a quantity of brains.
Tho newspaper business is a queer
business anyway. In tho great mn-
jority of instances newspapers nio run
a great deal moro in the interests of
the publio Ihnn of tho "wretohed" proprietors, and no end of money sunk.
Fruit from Klrlllsii l.'olimililn.
Mr. Henry Cunningham received
yesterday two baskets containing apricots mid peach plums, grown in hiB
brother's garden, at Now WeBtmlnster,
B. 0. Tho plinno aro unusually large
and rich looking and most luscious.
They came through from British Columbia in six dayB and arrived un-
bluiniahcd. Mr. Thos. Cunningham
is vicn-presiilont of the fruit growers'
association ol British Columbia. He
has ton acres undor cultivation and is
demonstrating that fruit can be grown
ns advantageously in that province ns
in California. It ia remarkable to seo
plums of suoh »i:w roiuly for market
whou tho fruit ia not hnlf developed on
trees in Kingston. Tho fruit is un exhibition in tlio Whig olllco window, —
Kingston Whig.
Pitcher's Castoria.
LOCAL AND JMRAL NEWS.
(From Daily Columbian, Aug. 2.)
St. Clair Blackett is calling for tenders for lathing aud plastering the
Langloy school.
Work on the Fortesquo Btreet improvements is progressing nicely and
it will be completed within lhe specified time.
About fifty members of the A. O.
F. and their friends left for Victoria
to-day to tako part in tho grand Forresters' /efe.
Mr. G. E. Corbould has been appointed a couit of revision to reviao
tho voters list, and will sit in that capacity at the city hall on August 9th
at 10 a. m.
The following tendais wore received
for the culvert and flumo across Columbia stroet to Lytton Square : D. A.
McDonald $839; Bradshaw & Co. $900
nnd L. Williams §1,300, The tender
of D. A. McDonald being tho lowest
was accepted.
B. A. Soaborg, the Baker's Bay Balmon dinner, told au Oregonian reporter tho other day that it was hia opinion that tho salmon paok on the Columbia would not reach 300,0t J casos
this year, compared with about 500,-
COO cases for last year.
The salmon catch last night was
just sb good as ever. The canneries
are overcrowded with work and the
staff employod is kept as busy as beea
from morning till night. Another
week of thia run and one of the largest
packs on record for the Fraser river
will be assured.
Wo aeo by tho Now Westmtnater
papers that thero is a great demand for
laborers in that city, in fact that the
demand far exceeds the supply, and
this is likely to be the case for several
months to come. The royal city is
certainly going ahead very fast, and
will soon outatrip its more pretentioua
neighbors. —Courier.
Among the successful candidates for
admission to practice at the Bar of
British Columbia, who appeared before the examiners of the law society
at Victoria on Monday, were Mr. A.
0. Brydone-Jack and Mr. J, B. Cherry, both of this city. The former passed for barrister and solicitor and the
latter for solicitor. Tbe Columbia-*
extends congratulations.
Mr. J. J. Blake, who has held the
position of local manager for the Tele-
t,.'aph Co., for noarly two yeara, to
to the satisfaction of sll, haB been promoted to the Seattle office and has
left to assume his new duties. Mr.
Hugh Wilson has been appointed to
the vacancy created by the removal
of Mr. Blake and is now inst died as
local manager. This promotion will
be very popular.
The Nanaimo Free Press reports
that what might have been a had accident ocourred on Monday near Wei'
lington. It seems that Mr. George
Steobins, who lives nt Lasqueti Ialand
was going to Wellington on horseback,
whon a deer suddenly sprang out of
the woodB causing thn horse to shy,
and threw Mr. Stebbins to the ground,
who was considerably injured about
tho head and face. He waB found a
few minutes after by James Harper
who took care of him.
Mr. Thoa. Draper, agent for R. T.
Williams, the well known publisher,
of Victoria, is in the city, and will remain a fow days, on business in connection wilh the now directory of
"The Mainland Cities" to be issued by
Mr. Williams next Januaiy. A directory of "The Island Cities" will also
be issued in January by the same
house. Both directories will be alphabetically arranged, nnd will contain all
the provincial descriptive information
of the 1839 volume, and the price of
eaeh will bo the low figure of 81.25.
law Examinations.
Law examinations wero hold in Viotoria on Mondny lust, and the whole
of tho candidates who presented themselves passed. The following aro the
iiiiuiKi uf the successful candidates :
A. L. Belyea, of Victoria, passed as
barrister and solicitor; A. C. B. Jack,
of New Westminster, as barrister and
solicitor; J. B. Cherry, of New Westminster, us solicitor; C. C. Pemborton,
of Victoria, as barrister.
.ItlolllcrCnmlldnlc.
Acting Mayor Townsend informed a
representative of Tub OoU'mmax today that at tho urgent request of a
number of friends hu had decided to
resign from tho aldermanio board anil
allow himBolf to bo nominated for
mnyor. Although Mr. Townsend
would till tho oflico of chiof magistrate
with honor to himself and tho city, it
would almost bo a niisfnrtuno to loae
him from tho nldornianic bonrd, whero
juat as much ability and business
knowlodgo is requirod as in the mayor's
chair.
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Balmon rack In Alasku.
I'ho Sitka Alaskan of tho 13th inst,
says: "From reliable sources it is
learned tliPt tho paok of the several
salmon cnnnories in Southeastern
Mnskn up to a week ago had beon a
small one. Below will bo found the
actual figures: Luring, 1000 cases;
Tongnsa Narrows, 1000 cases; Wrnn-
gell, 5000; Chilcnt, 1000 cases; Chilcat
(Pointdoxtor's), 1.00 oases; Pyramid
Harbor, 750 cases; [The last nnmod
cannery was destroyed by liro in April
and rebuilt last ninnih, In three dayB
nftor starting up thoro had been packed
750 caaea] Fresh wator Hay, 750
ciisob; Btll-tlott's Bay, lint ready yet to
commence packing, and lish woro being refused. Yos Hay anil Borrough'a
Bay, no llguroa to hand," Thei Alaskan
of lhe 20th inst. Bays, "Large catches
of salmon—from 100 to 400 lish being
hauloil ill ui onoh draught of tho seine
—are bomo mndo almost ovpry day by
the I'issaua and In Halls.
A Nuw law OOlce.
Mr. E. M. N. Woods, barrister and
solicitor, has taken the offices lately
occupied by. Mr. Bovill on McKenzie
street, directly opposite Market
Square, and will immediatly enter into the practice of law. Besides passing
a successful examination, Mr. Woods
had the benefit of a most careful training in the offices of Messra. Corhould,
McOoll & Jen na, whoso standing aa a
law firm is not outranked in the province. Mr. Wooda begins the practice of his profession with hopeful
prospocti for a good business, and.one
which iB bound to extend ss his name
becomes more familiar with the public.
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A Popular Clergyman.
Biahop Sillitoe, rector of Holy
Trinity church, has made a most excellent and popular appointment in
Rev. Heniy Irwin aa his assistant.
Rev. Mr. Irwin has beon in the province about four yenrs, and during the
greater portion of thiB time he has labored, and moat sucoeasfully, in the
interior. Lntterly ho haB heen stationed at Donald, where he waa universally beloved by all creeds and
classes. He is a good preacher, a hard
and faithful worker, and is filled with
an undying zeal for the good cause to
which he has devoted his life. It waB
with the most sincere regret the people of Donald allowed Mr. Irwin to
depart, bat in thia instance what has
proved Donald's Iosb will be a valuable gain to Westminster.
The Bltte Ilnnge.
The contract for putting the Brownsville rifle range into good condition
was awarded to Mr. George Turnbull,
who is. making a thorough job of it.
The range is being completely cleared
of grass, bushea, logs and Btumps to its
fullest width, whioh will give room for
two additional targets. The firing
pointa will extended the full width
of the range and be built in a substantial
manner. A ditch will be dug along
the baso of the firing points, by which
means they will keep dry, or passably
bo, in all sorts of weather. A single
plank sidewalk will be laid along tho
whole length of the range, whioh will
be a vast and greatly appreciated improvement over the cow-path that has
been used in the past. By to-morrow
tho contract will be finished and the
first praotice will he held under the
new conditions.
Milking Cowl.
A "subscriber" writes suggesting
the advisability of people milking
their own cows only, and thereby allowing the legal owners of the animals
to indulge in a bowl of bread and milk
or a milk punch, or seme other kindred beverage, at their own sweet will.
Probably if "subscriber" would pasture his cow in his own flower garden
instead of forcing the poor animal to
gain a precarious and highly dangerous livelihood among the geraniums
and cauliflowers of his neighbor, the
cow would remain distinctly the property of its rightful owner. But
while the present system of pasturing
remains in vogue "subscriber" ahould
not be sensitive on the subject, and
should be willing to divide with his
neighbor the milk which both claim a
right to. As for ourselves we own no
cow and don't intend to buy one while
bo many are running ab large. We
can't afford to pasture our neighbor's
cow and pay the damages incurred by
our own.
Resolution of t'omlolencc
A meoting of the members of the
Bar of Westminster waa held lait
night, and the annexed resolution of
condolence, tu Mrs. A. E. B. Davie,
passed. Messrs, Aikman, Oorbould
& McColl were appointed a delegation
to attend the funeral of the late Mr.
Davie, which takes place to-morrow.
Following is the resolution: "The
membors of the Bar of New Westminster desire to convey to Mrs. Davie
their deepest sympathy and profound
sorrow at tho irreparable loss which
sho has sustained in tho death of her
husband, the Hon. A. E. B. Davio,
premier and attorney-general; and
whilo doploring for the profession to
which they belong tho loss of its most
distinguished member, and for the
province the loss to tho public of the
services of ono whom all persons irrespective ot parly have admired and respected for his ability and integrity of
purpose, beg leavo tu assure her that
her sorrow is shared in by every member oflho Bar huro, and, ns they bo
lieve, by every community in this pro,
viucc; and they hereby tonder, on be
hnlf of the Bar of Now Westminster
tlieir sincerest condolence with her in
thia her dsep affliction.
As It Should Be.
The renl estate men, who recently
made themselves somewhat ridiculous
by their attitude on the trade license
question are now beginning to realize
that they were clearly in the wrong,
and like little men, are paying the tax
levied on them under the provisions of
the new by-law. In addition to Mob-
srs. Rand Bros., the following have
proved themselves loyal to the city
counoil: Messra. Shannon & McLachlan and A. J. Smith. Many
others to-day will, it is believed, also
fall into- line. It may be of Interest to
know tliat since confederation the laws
in the statute-books in respect of such
licenses have heen rigidly enforced.
These form part of thoBe embraced in
the by-law which ia now being put into effect.—WotU.
The Whiskey Sloop Owners Turn L'p.
Yeatordoy Frank L. Banga and Geo.
Bums, of Seattle, arrived in the city
for the purpose of establishing tlieir
ownership of the nameless sloop,
loaded with whiskey, that was discovered by Indians in a semi-submerged
condition and brought - to this poit.
They tell a talo of hardship and danger,
aa they aay the sloop capsized out in
the open gulf, and that thoy only succeeded in saving their lives by righting
a small skiff into which they (includicr
J. A. Robinaon who ia not here) n'. -
aged to scramble and landed on Kup v
Island. J. A. Robinson to whom the
whiskey was consigned, did not accompany his friends to Nanaimo. It
is said that Bix barrels of whiskey u"u
missing from the cargo. If so, where
did the crew sleep, na tho sloop w: a
more than loaded with tlie thirteen
barrels of liquor  besides  etceteras.—
Courier.
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Drowning Accident.
A passenger, who arrived on the str.
Rustler, brought down the sad news
that a man named Frank Splude, employed at A. C, Frazer's logging camp,
on Cortez Island, had been drowned.
He had been engaged during the day
fixing a boom, the rest of the men being at work in the woods. Spludo
was not missed until the men came in
to supper, and then a vigorous search
was at once instituted with the result
of finding the body under the boom of
logs. When Splude waa found eveiy
effort was made to restore auimatio.i,
but without Buccess as life was ei.'nct.
The conclusion arrived at was that the
man, while working on the boom,
slipped down between the logs and
was unable to riee owing to their closing over him. The body waa burird
near the camp, while endeavors will
be made to ascertain the wishes ot the
friends of the deceased as to the ultimate disposal of the remains.—Courier.
Petroleum in the Rockies.
Major A. P. Patrick, of Ottawa,
Btates that he has discovered petroleum
at Crow's Neat Pass in the Rockies,
tho largest ever found in that region,
within easy reach of the railway. Major Patrick ssys; "For eleven weeks
we have been prospecting among the
mountains for coal oil deposits; I am
happy to aay we havo been eminently
successful. We have located a considerably quantity of oil lands, somo
on the eastern slope and some on the
British Columbia side. Sn soon as we
felt perfectly certain and justified ns
to the importance of our discoveries,
we took the necessary precaution to
have several of tho samples assayed.
The rosult ia 91 por oent. lubricating
oils, 5 per cent, heavy oil, 1 por cent,
water and 3 per cent, foreign matter.
Thia is I lie boat oil ever discovered-
far ahead of tho Pennsylvania oil
iieldB. I have made choice and registered iu ui)' own namo 40 acres on
this sido of the summit, nnd about 500
acres in British C.lumbia; also two
other claims not yet surveyed. Thore
is also plonty of head, being about 4,-
500 feet above the levol of the sea;
the crude oil can be run off in pipes
nny distance. I understand the Gait
Company have atated that they will
Iny pipes for us to Lethbridge free if
wo will pump the oil for them."
RAILROAD GOSSIP.
THE PREMIER BEAD.
Hon. A.K.B. Davie, Premier of llrltlsh
Columbia and Attorney-General, Passe*
1'euccl.illy Away this Morning.
Special lo tho Columbian.
Victoria, Aug, 1.—Last night
about ten o'clock Hon. A. E. B. Davie,
premier and attorney-general, wss
very low and about one o'clock this
morning it was perceptible that a
change for the worse in his condition
had occurred and he gradually sank
until 3:30 this moruing when he passed peacefully away, fortified by the
last sacraments of thn Roman Catholic
ohurch. In the death of the Hon. A.
E. B. Davie the province loses ono of
its most gifted men—one wholeaves behind him a brilliant reoord untarnished
by any questionable act. He was held
in the highest esteem both in public
and private life, nnd occupied a high
place at tho bar in the estimation of
liis fellows. He waa bencher uf the
law society, and an honor to the pro-
fession. His demise at a comparatively
early age will be heard with extreme
regret. Only a month ago he declined
n judgship of tho supreme court of the
province ou account of ill health. He
wub attorney-general nt the time the
Settlement act of 18S3 waa drifted and
successfully carried it through the
house. Deceased was born in Si,mer-
setshire, Eng.; in 1848 and ome to
thia country in 1802 with hia father;
was educated at Silcontos sohool, near
Wakefield; was articled as clerk to
Drake Ss, Jackson and was admitted as
an attorney in 1868; was called lo the
bar in 1873 and practised a short time
in Oaribuu; was law clerk of lhe legislative assembly from 1872 to 1874 and
again in 1875; elected member for
Caribou in May, 1877. and became a
member of the executive council of
tho Ellliott government, but on going
before his constituents for re-election
in August of the same year was defeated. In 1879 he formed a law partner-
s'iip v, ith Mr. Speaker Pooley which
exist d up tu the time uf his death. In
the general election of 1883 he was
elected for Lillooet, and when tho late
Mr. Smithe was culled up"n to form a
miniitiy ho selected the deceased as
his attorney-general, a position he oo*
eupied up to the time uf his death.
On 21st September. 1883, he was
n-ade a Q. C.; on the death of Mr.
Smithe in March 1887 the deceased succeeded that geutluinnii as premier and
president of the council In the fall
of 1887 his health failed, and so serious
a phase uid the illness aanuine that the
follow? ug spring his physician ordered
a change of climate. He visited Osla
fornia and Colorado and returned after the session of
18S3 largely benefited by the
ohange. His system, however, fast
succumbing to tho ravages of consumption, g...dually failed until this morning when he passed away. Ho was
mrrried December 3rd, 1874, to Constance Longford, third daughter of the
late Thoa. S. Skinner, of Maple Bay.
He leaves a. widow and four  children.
General Burrow is felt at the death
of the Hon. Mr. Davie. The luneral
will take place on Saturday. Flags
all over the city are at half must.
It Makes
You Hungry
" I have used Palne's Celery compound and U
has hnd a salutajj
effect. Itlnvlgorat,
ed the system andl
teel like a new
man. It lmprovef
the appetite and
facilitates digestion.." J. T. CorB
land, Primus. S.G
Spring medicinemeansmorenow-a-daj-stuaatt
did ten years ago. The wlnteronsss-S9 naslefl
the nerves all /agnea out. Tlio nerves must Tot
■jtrengthencu, the blood purlucii, liver ixa
bowels regulated, palne's Celery Corapound-
Hn Sprint, medio!,,* „fto-daji-aoes all tnifl,
as nothing else cnu. Prescribed bit Piiysvsiant,
Becmmtnici bu Brofoitts, Hiulorttd hy Stiuistert,
Guaranteed by tbe Manufacturers to bc
Porllnnil in lie Connected wllh New
Wv-Iuilnster.
A Correspondent Drowned.
Julius Portel, a young man belonging to San Joae, California, waa
drowned at Kodiak Islatid on the 22nd
of June. The deceased was a sealer
oil the schooner Triumph and was neut
to tho Behring Sea by tho San Francisco -Eiratiuiiei'. He took a photograph outfit on the voyage, and wns
preparing nn account oftho sealing industry for publication. On the day
of hia death young Portul, with two
companions, went hunting iu Lazy
Man's Bay. There were in a sail boat
whicli was struck by a suddon gust of
wind nnd turned bottom up. Tho
men wero on the bottom of the boat
for thru" hours and it ispro-uined that
Pnrtol either succumbed to tho cold or
dived nfter his gun which was at the
bottom of thu bay in eight feet of
wator. Tho other men wore rescued
by a boat from tho Triumph, On the
22nd nnd 23rd the crow grappled for
the boily without aiioc™. The yinum
inan lenvea a father and mother in San
.lose.—Times,
The Colonist of yeaterday litva the
following despatch, under tho above
heads, which wo reproduce without
comment.'
t'onTUNii, July 30.—Attorney H.
G. Thompson lias just returned from
Britisli Culumbia whore Iiu closed a
deal with the New Wostminstor Southern Railway Compnny to connect British Colombia with tlio Pacific Northwest Fnirhaven Company, in which
Thompson is interested, and is building south tn this city. Ho closed a
deal by which the Thompson pnrty
purohased the stook uf the New We8t-
niinator Southern, and the now owners
will undertake to continuo the work
aouth to Fairhaven. The syatem, when
o, inploled, whioh will be in the shortest possiblo time, will form a continuous road from New Woatminster, B.
0.. to thia city. On the New Westmlnater end of the line there aro 15
milea of grade, 20 miles right of way,
and 500 men at work. At Fairhaven
thero aro 40 miles of Btoel on the
ground, two 75 ton onginos, 20 cars,
lo miles of grade, 25 miles right of
way, and 700 men at work. The company also have two new stonmcra, n
systom uf scows and towage for trans-
putting materials, and they own tlio
townaite of Fairhnven. The distance
between this city nud New Westminster, ua tho road will run, ia 325 miles, j wiu oe0l
 • -•-»  l nils tints
Diilton McCarthy,   M. P.,   iicoom-  "''"'
pnnled by Ool. Denison,   M. P.,   lc-fi
Toronto yesterday for a   trip   to   the
Northwest and BrhVsh Columbln.
ring i
"In tho spring ot 19S" I was all run down. I
would get up ln the morning with so tired a
leellng, and was so weat that I could Hardly gel
around. I bought a bottle ot Palne's celery Compound, nnd before I had taken it a week I toll
very much better. I con cheetull)- recommend
it to all who need a building up anil strengthen.
tog medicine." Mis. B. A. Dow, Burlington, Vt
Paine's
Celery Compound
Is a unlquo toiilc and appetiser. Pleasant to
■Jie taste, quick In lis net lon, ami without any
Injurious effect, lt gives tliat nipped liealtn
wliich makes everything taste good. KcureE
lysnensta and kindred disorders. J'UystclaM
prescribe It. $1.00. Six tor MO. Druggist*
WBLW.HICUA1U1SOS&CO.,     *■    MoSTliSlL.
niMUfiun  nvro ^or anything any color,
UlAmUnU Uft%y xmr Ittill   Always suit*
UCTATED mo%ffi%&g8b
BRITISH COtMA
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THO MAW ALLSOP. 1
HENRY S. MASON, >
OUYLER A.HOLLAND, J
nllllXTOHS.
15
HHAD urnt't::
Serjeant's Inn, Fleet
LONDON,  ENG.
Street,
The Dnsln
11 ulftl'dO
ess nl AI.LRi ip ft M AS;)» has
1 In the hbnvn romnauy and
ii-,1 on liy Un, Tonipnny from
a n''""r'l1 Lnnd InviMlinent
ion AK-m-y.
MONEY TO LOAN on Miirtgngeat. Low
Hnips Town Lola uu,I r'urmiiij; LundB
fin-Sale oli i-as.v Muins.
Victoria, D. ('., Slay 10th, 1SS7.  .t'sjly5 VOLUME 34.
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C., AUGUST 7, 1889.
NO. 32.
Weekly British Columbian
Wcdnesiliiy .Uoi'uiiik, Aug. 7, ISS!!.
LOCAL AHDMHERAL NEWS.
(From Daily Columbian, Ang. 3.)
California fruit haa been almost en-
tiroly shut out of the market by the
local product.
The August sitting of the county
court has been postponed from Wednesday, 7th inst., to Wednesday, 14th
inst.
Another blank sheet at the polico
court to-day. The morals of the city
at preaent muat be excellent if tho polico court docket o.in bo taken as an
indicator.
The rain that seemed vory close
thia morning i.i not to hand yet and indications point now towards clearing
weather. It will bo a great pity if a
guod shower does not fall within the
next fow days.
The Vancuuver lacrosse olub has
challenged thu Victorias to play n
match at tho capital city on tho 24th
inat. It is to bo hoped tho match will
bo played am! Una tiio old amicable
relations of the clubs will be re-established.
Tho lacrosse club has lately boon
greatly strengthened by tho addition
of Mr. M. Cottinghaui, to its lirst
team. Ho is employed at thu Queen's
hotol, and it is to bo hoped ho will be
induced to remain ill the city, ns ho is
a capital lacrosse player and a good all
round athlete.
It is reported that tho Victoria
Standard is to bo cuuvortad into a
morning paper, and ita name to bo
changed to that of tlio Morning Cull.
Since its entrance into the evening
field tho loss sustained by its. proprietors haa been heavy, aaid tu bo about
81,000 per month. If rumor ia correct, Mr. D. W. Higgins and other well-
known citizens and politicians in the
capital are to be interested in the new
venture. The first issue will appear
in a few days.
Speaking of the names mentioned in
connection with the appointment of
county court judges, the Nanaimo
Courier says: "We hardly think that
any of the named gentlemen, except,
perhaps, Mr. Corbould, would bo acceptable to the people of thoir respective jurisdictions. There are other
and better men, to whom the country
owes more or less gratitude, that would
be only too willing tu accept county
judgeships, but then, possibly, they are
not favorites with the power behind the
throne.
The Dominion Illustrated comes to
us this week with a rich supply of
Britiah Columbia scenes, including
some illustrations of Chinese life in
and near Victoria. The group of portraits of the staff of the Geological
Survey, comprising Dr. Selwyn, Dr.
Dawson, Mr. Whiteaves, Dr. Bell, nnd
some forty others, will be prized by
many who know what services those
gentlemen have rendered to Canada.
The North-West is represented by the
Hon. E. Dewdney. The letterpress is
np to the usual mark of excellence.
Olden Nuggets.
A correspondent of the Times writes
from Barkerville: The era of big
nuggets seems to have again dawned
on this place. A week or two ago
the Chinamen in the Pinkerton claim
found a bunch uf gold and quartz
weighing 34ox., and which on being
pounded up yielded over 24 oz., and
being fine gold wns worth about $410
and a 6 ounce piece near it together
with ubout 30 ounces fine gold, and
to-day another piece wns brought in
from Begg's gulch, weighing 20 ozs.
Another "strike" whicli mny prove of
importance waa opened by Jan-is Stewart and McAlinden, ou Grouse creek,
and which is thought by some of the
old hands lo bo the continuation of
the "Heron" lead running inlo the
hill, haa made atock in the "Hard-up"
and "Waverly" look up. They had
taken out 50 ounces uut of a piece of
ground 10x12 and hadn't bottomed
it.
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The salmon Itun.
The sockeye run hist night was the
best thiB season, and the fish may be
said to be behaving in n very proper
manner—improving m numbers every
day. Fourteen bunts, lishing opposite
the city, brought iu 0,480 fish this
morning, all caught during the night
shift, an average of 405 beauties to
each boat, which under the most favorablo conditions would bo oalUd good
fishing. Tho liah have been so numerous during tho past wool; that many
of thu cannurieB hauled out a number
of their nuts, not boing able to handle
all the lish caught. When tho run bo-
gins to slacken theso, of course, will be
pressed into servico again. The total
pack up to date is estimated at 175,-
000 cases, and the largoBt pack ever
made on the Frusui- river in now iiasur-
ed. The fishermen expect that the
catch next wool: will be larger than
ever, and if it is the pack will run uu
to surprisingly large liguros.
cummunicutcd; the snrno afternoon 00
men, women and children were baptized; ou Monday no leas than 14
couples were married. Besides these
arduous labors the bishop wus continually engaged in advising with the
chiefa and head men of the tribe, who
look to him for advice and instruction
on all subjects. Bishop Sillitoe was
accompanied by Mrs. Sillitoe, Rev. P.
Woods, Rev. G. Ditcham, Rov. E. L.
Wright and Dr. Pearae.
Cannila'a Trade.
The aggregate trade of the Dominion for the 12 months ending J une
30th, exclusive of the Province of
liritish Culumbia, shows' an increase
of ,?0,000,000, this increase being do-
rivett chiefly frnm imports. The imports for the yoar just oli'sed amounted to S105;403,440, as ngninst $99,-
210,374, in 1888, and tho duty collect-
oil to 822,738,981, as againat $21,304,-
706. The exporta for last month
wore as follows :
Pi-oiluee ol tlio mine S -Uil^OSO
I'roiluooof the fisheries    885,840
Produce of the forest 8,705,810
Animals and tholr produce 2,712,807
Agricultural products Lttrr.ll.'i
Manufactures    5111,51-1
Miscellaneous articles     115,(175
Coin uml bullion      -1(1,551!
Totnl 80,704,015
Of the foregoing the value of thu
produce of other countries was 81,237,-
970. Tho comparative statement of
exports for the two Inst years was as
follows: 1888, $80,425,655; 188'J,
§80,014,550. This statement shows
an apparent decrease of $400,000, but
when the returns from the Pacific
coast are in it is anticipated that tho
exports for tho past year will fully
equal thoao of 1888. The additional
imports furnished n gratifying increase
of $1,250,000 on the revenue.
The Cricket Match.
A finer cricketing day in all tho year
there haa not been than to-day. The
weather wna cool, the sky overcast
and the light just what waa required.
All that was wanting to make the
match complete was a decent ground
to play on, but that is a luxury not to
be hoped for this year. It was after
11 o'clock when the Vnncouveritea arrived, but though behind timens usual,
they drove straight to the grounds,
and the gamo was commenced without
delay. The match to-day waa the
third the two clubs have contested
this season, the first game being won
by Vancouver and the second by
Westminster. This being the "sawing
off" match, much interest was manifested in it, nnd bath teams were prepared to do their best to win.
Vancouver went to bat first, Green
and Johnston leading; the former fell
for 4 runs while the latter was bowled
by Rov. H. Irwin for a blank. Rev.
H. G. Clinton and Campbell stuck together for Bcores of 21 and 14 respectively, and both fell to Miles' daisy
cutters. Nelson, Coleman and Bo-
wicke failed to make a atand and were
quickly sent back. Fripp added 6 to
the score when he was bowled and returned. Wilkinson, Blaker and Miller followed, but with no success.
As Vancouver had been put out for
a total of 60 runs, the game lookod
bright for the Royal City men, and
when the side went in it was with the
intention of adding at least 10 to these
numbers. Wilaon and Dockrill were
the first to defend the wickets, but the
latter had the misfortune to let Green
find hia stumps nnd he retired for 6
rutiB, Bramah followed for 3 and Wilson for 2. Rev. P. Woods and Rev.
H. Irwin were successful in holding
their ground for a few minutes, the
former succumbing with a scoro of 9
runs and the latter with 5, both being
caught out. Coulthard and Lewis
made a pretty stand, and won much
applause by their dash and steadiness.
By brilliant play they ran up a joint
score of 61—one more run than the
total score made by the visitors. Milea
followed with a score of 13 and Reid
with 3, The innings closed for a total of 111 runs, Vancouver went in
for the second innings at 4:15 o'clock,
but as there will not be time to finish,
Westminster wins the match on the
first innings.
VANCOUVER—1ST INNINGS.
W E Green, b Miles  4
Johnston hi Irwin  0
RevlIGPClinton, b Miles 21
H J Campbell, b Miles 14
O Nelson, c Lewis, b Woods   4
a Coleman, b Miles   H
PH Bowlcke, e Armstrong b Irwin    I
Frlpp, b Irwin   fl
Wilkinson, li Miles   2
Blaker,bMiles   2
Miliar, not mil   II
Extras    :l
Total no
NEW WESTMrNSTEIl—1ST INNINGS.
Wilson, b Car.-pboil    2
Dockrill, I, Green   11
Bramah, I' ruinpbcll  :i
Wooils.crlintoii    11
Ii'wln.c Frlpp     5
Ooultliiii-d. I, Groen 25
Lewis, ll Campbell  80
Miles,c Campbell  1:1
Urine, not. out   .1
Road, 0 Frlpp  0
Armstrong, b Orecn    0
Extras  ii
Totnl m
A Soluble Visit.
Bishop Sillitoe's visit to the Indians
at Pootlanid tins year was a notable
one, and the work accomplished by
him during the progress of tho gathering is well worthy of mention. On
reaching the outer linos of the Indian
camp the biahop was mot by 185
mounted Indians, wh" formed n guard
of honor round liim and escorted him
to the meeting ground, whero many
hundreds of men, womon and children
gavo the party a most cordial welcome.
The next morning the bishop commonced hia duties, wliich lasted almost
continuously for soren daya. OnSat-
turday 103 persons wen; confirmed; on
Sunday there were throo celebrationa
of Holy Communion and 132  persons
More Itlch Quartz.
Encouraging reports are heard from
the Toxadagold mines, more especially
from tho now far-famed "Nutoracker,"
which is holding itB own in point of
richness with any mino yet discovered.
We wore permitted by Mr. Lewis Griffiths to look at some magnificent specimens which he brought down from that
mine yesterday, and without exaggeration it may bo said that Biimo of it
literally shines with apecka of gold, no
glass being necessary to detoot the
particles. Tho shaft is sunk about 11
foot and looks well nil the way down,
the ledge holding its own in a most
promising manner. Mr. Griffiths nlso
brought down about 100 poundB of decomposed quartz whicli lio, in oompany
with others interested, will wash out
to-day. Gold can bo plainly soon with
the nnked eye, and tho pu'voi'izod
rock Bhould pan out well.—Courier.
LOCAL AND JENERAL NEWS.
(From Daily Columbian, Aug. 5.)
The schoula re-uper. next Monday
morning.
Tendera are asked up to' the twentieth inst., for the construction of a
scliool house on the Trenant scliool reserve, Ladnor'a Landing.
Mr. Montgomerie, of Eglington
farm, Delta, who was thrown from his
carriage a few weeks ago and seriously
injured, is rapidly mending and will
soon bo able to superintend his affairs
again.
Some beautiful plums, considerably
larger than a lien's egg, from Capt.
Robinson's orchard, wero laid on our
tablo to-dny. They are beautiful and
luscious fruit nnd come from n very
young tree which is loaded down with
a surprisingly large quantity of fruit.
To enable exhibitors and others to
attend lho B. C. Fruit Growers' Association meeting at Vancouver, on
tho 8th and 9th insta., one fnro round
trip tickois will be charged by the C.
P. N. steamers, the stoamer Duns-
tuuir, nnd thu C. P. R. trains to and
from Vancouvor,
Tho salmon run to-day wa8 fully us
good ns expeoted. Nearly every boat
gut over 100 fish in the first drift, and
succeeding drifts were fully up to the
mark. If the run hclds out aa good ns
expected this week tho pack wilLbe all
that tho most sanguine uxpoctod of it,
and possibly much better.
S. L. Prenter, of Vancouvor, nn employee of the O.P.R , met with an nc-
oident on the lino on Wednesday. He
waa on his way to Kamloops on a tricycle and was caught in No. 6 tunnel
by a freight train going weal. The
tricycle was badly broken and Mr.
Prentor was slightly injured on one
knee, but not seriously. His escape
from serious accident or death was providential.— Sentinel.
The Sentinel says when tho boat was
on the way to Goiden from Groman,
the contractor on the canal, Mr. T.
F. Sinclair, met with a serious accident. A tame beaver got away from
him and in attempting to catch it he
got undor the wheel of the steamer
and was seriously bruised about the
body, besides having some ribs broken
and receiving internal injuries. He
waa able to proceed to the coast, and
passed through Kamloops on No. 1
last night.
The Cricket Match.
The cricket match oii Saturday,
Vancouver ™ Westminster, resulted
aa anticipated in theae columns, the
royal city winning on the first innings.
The matoh was the best played this
year at Westminster, and the members
of the home eleven showed much better
form than they have heretofore The
victory was a creditable one, but
everyone would hare been muoh better pleased had the visitors arrived
earlier and thus allowed the match to
be played to a finish.
Spoon Competition.
Following sre the scores made on
Saturday nfternoon at Brownsville, by
members of the N. W. Rifle Association:
200 400 500 000
Chamberlain,    20 24 22 10
Proud,                 10 10 10 20
A F Cotton,        10 22 11 18
W Wolfenden,   20 20 15 13
J Wilson,            20 18 18 10
S Fletcher,          10 20 111 11
Oapt Sooullar,   ill 22 14 12
J H Sharp,         20 ill 17 8
Geo Turnbull,    20 22 15 2
Thos Mowat,       10 11 21 8
FFookn,              17 22 11 8
J H O Frasor,       14 10 17 10
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information Wanted.
Mr. Donald McKay, of St. Urbain,
P. Q., ia advertising for information
concerning the whereabouts of his son
Alexander McKay, who left his home
in Chateauguay county, Quebec, buiiio
25 years ago, and since then nothing
has been heard of him, lt is supposed
he came to Britiah Columbia during
the gold excitement, but nothing certain on thia head is known. Any information concerning the missing man
will be thankfully received by his aged
father, who is most anxious to learn
something definite concerning him.
The English Bay Lota.
The sale of lots on Samuel Greer's
pre-emption 1,003, English Bay, which
wns conducted by Mr. T. J. Trapp on
Saturday evening, was most successful, every lot offered being sold. Following nre the purchasers: John Wiggins, P. Booth, J. Keary, P. Nolan,
J. Douglas, J. Cash, W. Doyle, Ed.
Fraser, A. Fraser, Capt. Coopor,
Robtl Kerry, A. Johnston, W. A.
Duncan, C. Douglas, VV. Dixon, J.
McKenzie, S. Carlisle, J. Carlisle, D.
D. Anderson, D. Bnins, J. Hall,
J. McKenzie, R. Finlayson, J.
Blower, T. Ovens.
The Black Diamond's Escape,
Tho news of tho arrival of tho scaling schooner Blaok Diamond at Viotoria Saturday evening, wob the aubject of muoh comment on the streets
to-day, and much joy was manifested
at her eacapo from tho Yankeo pirates.
It is hoped that if any other vessels
are seized tho same courso will be
adopted and the prize crews given a
holiday excursion to Victoria. The
daring spirit that prompted the escape savours something of the old daring of tho British sailor, for had the
vessel boen re-captured the consequences to tho captain would have
boon vory aerious.
The Blnck Diamond.
The sealing sohooner Black Dia-
mon, Capt. Owens, sailed into Victoria harbor on Saturday ovening,
bringing tho ontiro prizo crew- from
the U. S. Btr. Rush, consisting uf one
badly frightened man, with her. The
Black Diamond did not obey orders
and proceed to Sitka, but after spending a few duys hunting the sea otter
and otherwise amusing the crew,
sailed for homo, the "prize crow" not
enquiring about his bearings for three
whole days, when it would have been
too late to change the vessel's course.
The wholo adventure seema to huvo
been a trick of the subtle Yankeo to
rid Behring Sea of tho British sealers,
and if such was the intention it will
probably succeed without giving rise
to serious international complications.
The lllllo Jlnlelirs.
The sixteenth annuul prize meeting
of lho British Culumbia Riflo Asaocia-
tion will coniincncu on tho Brownsville
rungo to-morrow at 1.2.80 o'clock.
Tho meeting will bo oponed by Mrs.
W. Norman 13olo, who will firo the
first shot. It is hoped that os many
ladies ns possible will grace the rungo
with their presence at llio opening
match, and thereby encourage thn
marksmen to better efforts. A largo
number nf Victorians arrived to-dny to
tako pnrt in tho matches and tlio Vuncouverites will be over on the first
train to-morrow morning. Mr. James
Wilson, supt. of C.P.R. telegraphs,
with commendable enterprise, has run
a brunch line down to the riflo range,
and arrangements have been mndo
whereby The Columbian will have
tho particulars of ench match as it is
fired.
The t'lrsl Fruits.
The parcels of fruit, shipped by Aid.
Thoa Cunningham to different parts
of the east has caused such favorablo
comment, and proved that fruit frum
British Columbia can be profitably
and safely shipped as far as Capo Breton, that tho Dominion Express
Cu, has offered free transportation
of auy samples of fruit Mr. Cunningham wishes to Bond. Thia ia very liberal indeed mi the part uf the express
company, and cannot but result profitably to it in the long run, as our early
fruit is bound to find 11 market in
Hamilton, Toronto, Kingston, Montreal and other oities, where it can
easily supplant tho California product.
Mr. Cunningham's enterprise is already bearing good result!, nnd it is only u few weeks since he made the first
shipment.- If other fruit growers
would follow suit to Mr. Cunningham's
example, and advertise British Columbia as widely as possible, it would
prove of vast advantage to the province generally and to this district in
particular,
 ,   m.   .	
Tons of Plums.        .,.
Every steamer from up-river points
arrives at this city fairly loaded with
plums and other fruits, an evidence of
the immense increase in the yield this
season over that of any former year.
Many young orchards are bearing thia
season for the first time, which largely
increases the production, but next
year the quantity of fruit for export
will be mure than double that of thia
year. Since Friday last fully 10 tons
alone have been receivod nt the diflier-
ent wharves, and the season for this
kind of fruit has only just commenced.
The quantity of apples received during
the Bame time was very great, Up to
the preaent the local demand for fruit
has been so great that none has been
exported, but in 11 few weeks mure exports to the Northwest will commence
on a large scale, if express rates nre
not prohibitory. The express company should offer very liberal rates to
points aB far east as Winnipeg, and
should have theso rates published so
that farmers aud exporters may know
exactly under what conditions they
can ship their fruit.
The Quebec French papers aro
jubilant at the negative answer of tho
governor-general to tho potition of the
oqual rights association, praying for
tho disallowance of tho Jesuits' estates act,
Personal.
John Kirkland, reeve of Delta, was
in the oity to-day.
R. W. Armstrong, of the law firm of
Armstrong & Eckstein, left for Woodstock, Out., yesterday and will be absent about six weeks. During his visit
to the east Mr. Armstrong will pay a
visit to the far-famed beauties of the
lower St. Lawrence. A largo number of
friends assembled at the depot nnd
wished him bnn voyage.
Miss Emma Shaw, tho brilliant correspondent for tho Boston Transcript,
wub in the city to-day, the guest of
Misa Cliisholin. Mias Shaw, whose
writings are known over the wholo
continent, leavoB for Alaska nnd Queen
Charletto Islands iu 11 fow days, by the
str. PrinccsB Louise, to find freah subjects fur her pen, Sho bus visited the
Northern const twice already, but apparently the beauties of tlio coast still
hold out inducements worthy of another trip. Miss Shaw loft for Victorin this afternoon.
It is probablo the Dominion military syitom will be extended to tho
Northwest next year.
A young Indian girl named Emma
Sampson hanged horsolf to a treo becauso her mother married again to a
man whom the girl did not liko, says a
lato Winnipeg despatch.
The mail steamer Algernon, plying
betwoen Montreal and Toronto, ran
into the canal bank Wednesday and
sank in fifteen feet of wator. The
passengers wore taken off safely.
Michael J. Fentoii was sentenced to
one year's imprisonment nnd forty
lashes for an assault on a little girl at
St. Thomas, and received tho first
half of his punishment at the Central
prison, Toronto, on Thursday. Fenton
took tho flogging quietly, exclaiming
at tho end of eaoh etroko: "Oh, Lord,
havemeroy on mei"
THE CHURCHES.
Suuiniurlca or Some of the City Sermons
Spoken Sunday.
HOLY TRINITY.
Bishop Sillitoe preached at Holy
Trinity church yesterday morning,
taking for his text 1st Chronicles, 21st
chapter 24th verse: "And King David
said to Oman, nay; but I will verily
buy it for the full prico: for I will not
tako that whicli is thino for tlio Lord,
nor offer burnt oft'eriug without cost."
Every roligion whatsoever contains
tho influences and principles of sacrifice; whothor those religions aro tho
one true and good, or the religion of
tho lowest type of humnnity, the self
samo principlo of sacrifice is to be
found. In the Christian churqli we
hnvo it by direct inatruction from God.
Thero must be some natural instinct
in tho human heart or it would riot bo
so universal as it, is. The natural instinct and inipulso of the human heart
to sacrifice. We can understand easily
enough why it is so, for the influence
is good. Everything we have is from
Him, and of Hia bounty, unci therefore
wo wish to conimunicato somo part to
God that Ho has given ua. I think the
old practice of sacrifice in the old Jewish
and Hebrew ohurohes was tiio pre-sig-
nal of Christ; and so it is to-day,
whether our sacrifices bu little ur big
they ought all to he in memory uf our
Lord's sacrifice on the cross. Sacrifice
ought to be a reality, not 11 form; wo
learn that from Abraham; there must
be in the sacrifice something genuine,
and everyone must bo of this nature.
God regulated this by a graded scale;
sometimes it was a lamb, a ram, a
bullock. After tho birth of Christ
some chango in the sacrifice was necessary, but why should we come up to
one point nnd cast off the whole. Some
change wns necessary, but the whole
principle of sacrifice was not tobo taken
away. The spiritual sido of sacrifice
waa as well put forwnrd in early duys
as now, and we must not conclude
that because of certain changes at our
Lord's coming that all was put aside.
The scripture tells us to give alma and
not turn from tho poor. The widow
gave her mite; it waa not much, but it
was all she hnd. She had only eaat
two mites into the treasury, but Christ
said she had given more than all the
reat put together. Sacrifice in our
consideration is ihis: wo are not simply
to givo without consideration, but we
ure to conaider well whether we should
give a lamb, ram or bullock. When
the plate goes round in church people
think this iB Ihe right time to givo,
and often give liberally, but there are
other timea to give also. 1 conaider
this a matter of religion; the circumstances of what we ofl'er aro woll known
to Almighty God, and we are no doubt
recorded at once. As our wealth and
prosperity increases there uught tu be
a change in our reckoning with Almighty God. It is not what is given
in church that amounts to anything,
but outside where there at least half
a hundred goud objects on which to
make the sacrifice I am not complaining nf the offertory ill thiB church, but
am just speaking for the good of your
own souls. It is well to benr in mind
'-whatsoever a man sows au shall he
reap.'1 Tho principlo of offering ia acceptable and I would have yuu ask
yourselves what is best to give. That
proportion cannot be arrivod at without close calculation, but it is nut to
be a mattor of cold blooded calculation.
It must come from a free heart and wo
muit all endeavor that our offerings,
whether they ho great or small, nre a
sacrifice tu Gud.
METHODIST   CHUKCH.
At the Methodist church laat evening Rev. Mr. Fisher, who is visiting
the city, discoursed on the latter part
of the 5th verao 19th chup. of John—
"And Pilate aaith unto them, behold
the man." Tho following is a summary of hia remnrks: There was a moment of suspense, a moment of pause
in the trials of Jesus before Pilate, and
it waa that moment in which Pilate led
the victim forth to the people, and, almoit instinctively, while beholding divinity lighting up the very surruund-
inga, fastened as it were upon the accused and singling him out, said, "Bo-
hold the man." Singular aB the expression of this Roman judge is
thought to be, it waB abaolutely forced
from him in that transformation moment, when, as it were with infinite
satisfaction, Divine royalty was asserting itaelf in the calm submission to
the end imposed, nnd nf which he had
full knowledge irom the day he began
hia earthly career, in the going, voluntarily conaenting, down to death.
First, in contemplation of the soeno,
we aasort that in Jesus Christ is tho
highest form of honor, and that oven
the higher art is impossible outside of
Christianity. To Christ is given tho
best in music, tho host in poetry and
in painting. Hnndol's "Messiah" will
livo for ever, and there are paintors
who in tlieir consecrated efiiirts preach
tho gospel of the Son of God on canvas, and the higher arts in multiform
productions point to and sny "Behold
tho Man." Ho will bear looking at,
and, although many, becauso they cannot grasp the idea of tho magnitude of
Hia wurk, and havo lod Him forth to
ridicule, they cannot surpass Him in
anything they can produce, nnd in
Bpite of thomselves, when holding Him
up to deriaion, thoy are oompelled to
crown Him whom they would scourge.
The Pilates havo continued down to
this day, and although they may refuse
to worship Him, yet Ho commands
their admiration. Man fails, when
wilh the genius God hns endowed him
with, ho tries to bolittle his benefactor, for the infinite superiority of the
Lord Joaus Christ will assert itsolf tho
moro humanity takes upon itsolf, in
its weakness, tho task of comparison,
much more when they, in execration
try to insult by deriding Him. The
crowd havo tlieir mud surge of passion
arrested for a moment, when Pilato,
after declaring that ho found no fault
in Him, and na though ho would hnvo
them oonsidor again what thoy demanded, and in  their contemplation
see His innocence, he says, "Behold
the Man." But in tlieir mad desire
for Hia sacrifice they did not consider
that the Jesus before them had fed them
many a time, hnd healed tlieir sick,
ruiaed their dead, and taught words of
peace and consolation. He who had
been sympathetic in all their troubles
is cast aside in their preference for
Barrabas. What a diobolical ngo! It
seomod aB though He came just at the
time when humanity had reached its
lowest depths of degradation. Contemplate tho scene: Caiphas, in metre
and golden vestments, Judas the traitor, the executioner, tho two malefactors who had to dio with Him,
and tho company of Roman soldi-
era; but aa you "behold the Man"
you see the amazing effect aa against
thom all. Ho will bear thia cross,
aoon it will carry Him, and from it
will depart the Spirit of Him who will
soon shako socioty and tho world and
triumph over Hia imperial masters,
creating new nations, now lawa, and a
now religion. Pilate, whu perforce
for the will uf the mubcundeinris Him,
just nppearB upon tho page of history,
and is forgotten; but lho namo of
Jobus shall live for over, He whoso
constant word was "Lovo 0110another,"
stands most pioniincnily out, and although tlm raga of hell is thero surrounding Him, thai satisfying, calm,
and infinite countenance, penetrates ns
it were into the future down through
the uges, Booing the effect uf this hour.
Tho darkness is preparing to cover the
doomed oity He sees before Hiin, the
city that in his sympathy He hnd wept
for, and, although he tenderly beholds
that whicli shall bo torn asunder nnd
annihilated, yet He dues not for one
moment crunch or cringe, but, knowing Ho must • aufl'er to redeem the
world, He does so without murmuring,
with a lovo noble and nintchleas, until
you accord Him as the holiest among
the mighty and tho mightiest among
the holy. Here the speaker pictured
the crucifixion, and the full of Jerusalem, commenting on the absence of
wrath, aa dying .He spoke love, pity
and forgiveueas, nevor forgettina that
scripture wns being fulfilled and that
He was completing the work His
Father had selected Him tu do. In
conclusion he said : My friends, we
are here brought face to face with the
divine Saviour; then "Behold tho man
that laketh away the sin of the world."
Lean un the arm of thia mighty Saviour, who is God as well as mun, and
may you in your faith and trust so
lean upon Him and confide in Him
that you may in the eternal relation
"Behold the King in His beauty.
The Kew Government.
Owing to the death of tho Hon Alex.
E. B. Davie it becamo necessary to
form a new government, and on Thursday his honor the liout.-governor sent
for Hon. John Robson and entrusted
him with the task of forming n new
cabinet. On Friday, Mr. Robson
waited upon the lieut.-govornor and
informed him thut the ministry had
beeu selected ns follows.-
Hon. John Robaon—provincial aee-
rotary and minister of minei.
Hon. OhaB. E, Pooley, Q. C—president of the executive council.
Hon. Forbes G. Vernon—-chief commissioner of lands nnd works.
Hun. John H. Turner—ministor of
finance and agriculturo.
Hon. Theo. Davie, Q. C—attorney-
general.
The above cabinet having recoived
the approval uf tho lieutenant-governor, Hon. Mesara. Robson, Vernon
und Turner were then sworn in, and
yeaterday afternoon Hon. Messrs.
Pooley and Davie took the onth of
office.—Colonist,
WHY HE RESIGNED.
.Hore 11 Matter   of (lood   Taste  Than
Plane.
Ex-Mayor Hendry speaking to tt
Colonist reporter at Viotoria on Friday
night said: "My reasons for ratigning
my position as mayor of Westminster
are very simple. I an greatly interested with the New Westminster
Southern Rsilroad, and several questions and motiona in connection with
that company kept cropping up in the
council. Thia being the caae, and not
wishing to give people an opportunity
of talking, I decidod to resign my civic
position, and Mr. Scoullar, one of the
aldermen, resigned with me. To tell
the truth I think thnt our connection
with the railroad would, instead of
harming matters, havo done a good
doal of good, Both Mr. Sooullar and
myaelf aro large property holders in
Westminster, and our interests are the
interests uf the wholo of tlio citizens.
However, imagining that somo people
might think differently, I rockonod it
best to resign and tu, do away with
any talk at all on tho subject. Mr.
Scoullar was actuated by tho snme
ideas ns mysolf."
  m
Tho Cardinal Archbishop of
Vienna has a salary of about 830,-
000 a year; tho Cardinal Arohbishop of Olmutz has §200,000 ; thn
Cardinal Arohbishop of Prague has
8175,000; and the Arohbishop of
Eriru has $300,000. The Primate
of Hungary, the Cardinal Arohbishop of Grau, has 8400,000 a year.
Great Removal Sale!
—of	
BOOTS & SHOES
AS I INTEND MOVING NEXT DOOR
to Oily llnkery, I will oner for the
noxtllflcen duys,
15 PER CENT, OFF
On all ciiHli purclinsea.
A. 11. WINTEMUTE,
Sign ot tho "Ilufuilo."
New West., July 27,1880.      dwJ1271c
nasssssH-sB VOLUME 34.
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, AUGUST 7, 1889.
NO. 32.
HE
Weekly British Columbian
-Wednesday Morning, Aug. J, 1880.
Surrey Debentures.
LOCAL AND MAL NEWS.
(From Daily Columbian, Ang. 0.)
For lack uf a quorum there waa no
meeting of tho city oouncil last night.
Tho meeting waB adjourned till Thursday evening.
Tho regular monthly meeting of the
' board of directors of the  Y. M. 0. A.
will bo held on  Wednesday  evening,
August 7th, at 8 o'clock.
The public schools of thia city open
on Monday murning next. It is the
earnest wish of the teachers thnt all intending pupils put in an appearance.
as the opening is later than usual. ,
The hearing of the argument to
quash the liquor lioonso by-law has
been postponed from to-day till tho
14th inBt,, owing to the absence of
Mr. Justice MoOreight from  the city.
On Saturday uight a fire occurred in
a large hay field at Gordon Head wliich
destroyed a crop of hay owned by Mr.
Geo. Bridgea. A young man namod
Petor Merriman loet a valuable binding
machine whioh was in the field at the
timo. Tho fire was cauaed by tho
careleaanesa of Chineae who were
smoking cigarettes.—Times,
The jyanainw Free Press reports tliat
bush fires are raging throughout tho
district, and if thoy do not reaoh tho
settlements, will bo a boon to the hunters, by clearing out the underbrush.
The potato and turnip, und in fact all
the root crop, is a complete failure owing to the long continued drought.
The oat crop also is nbout destroyed,
but a speedy rain might partially eavo
it.
The Vanoouvor World, instead of
knocking chips off ita poriphory aa it
tenra around in ita orbit, seems to
gather bulk aa it rolls. Last Saturday
the evening circulator of the "terminal
city" bounced along from perihelion to
apogee with an extra ring all round,
whioh hus beon obaervable on each
ovening 8ince, to tho naked oyo. Mny
the World's penumbra never grow
less. __^___——«—.
I. o.Cl.T.lnatnllatlnn.
The following officers of Excelsior
Lodge No. 8. were installed in their
respective chairs laBt night. O.T.,
Sister L. Thornier-, V.T., Bro. 0. T.
Williams; R.S., Bro. W. C. Loye;
ABst. S., Sister Maggie Molsaaca; F,
S., Bro. F. H. Meyer; Treaa., Sister
W. Baker; Marshall, Bro. Geo. Taylor; I.G., Sister P. Wallace; Sentinel,
Bro. N. R. Preaton; Chap., Bro. Jno.
J. Johnaton; P.O.T. Bro. F. H. Case.
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Salmon Bun.
The salmon run last night was excellent, and as a consequence the canneries were running full blaat to-day.
The hump backs have kept off surprisingly well thia year, only a few hav
ing made their appearance up to date,
and it is hoped they may fail lo put in
An appearance. The first cohoo was
■caught yesterday, but it was only
straggler, and not expectod for
month yet. If a good cohoo run follow! the aockeye, there is no telling
what ditnensiona the pack may attain.
The Pitt Blver undue.
It iB quite evident that tho 0. P. R,
does not consider the Pitt rivor bridge
very safe at present, as a locomotivo is
not allowed to haul a passenger train
across. The plan now followed is
The engine hauling the train uncouples
snd runs slowly across; another engine, which has been following, couples
onto the train behind, gives it a good
strong shove, uncouples before reaching the bridge, stops and allows the
train to pass over by itsolf. The first
locomotive then couples on to the train
again and proceeds. It is quite pus
sible this may mean a new  bridge  in
the near future.
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The Ikiiinloiiiis Tournament.
A meeting of tho Kamloops base
ball club was held at the interior capital Inat night, when it waa decided to
hold a grand base ball tournament at
that town on Septembor 10th. Com.
niitteea were appointed to make the
necessary arrangements, and it was do
cidod to send out tho advertising
posters within a weok. Evory club
west of Winnipeg will bu free to enter,
and the prizes will be sufficiently liberal to induce a large number of clubs
to at lond. From tho spirit manifested
at the mooting last night, it ia evident
tho Kamloops peoplo aro determined
to mako thia the greatest baso ball
tournament evor held on the Pacific
slope.
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The tiinlleld Ilouil.
Hon. Eugeno Canlield writes under
date of August 6th that ho is going on
with his railway tho Baine as if no
alteration to hia plana had boen forced,
nnd that bo will build the lino . frum
Whatcom to Kingsboro this fall. Hia
original intention of finding a terminus
at Wostminstor still remains, but if
debarred from connection into tho
royal city he will have to look elsewhere. Mr. Cantield has met with
pretty hard luok in railway mattera,
and it ia generally Imped ho will yet
"bob up soronoly" and okperionce a
hnppy realization of all hia wiahos.
Westminater can stand ua mnny railroads aa can bo built to it, and if the
Onnfiold road comes it will bo aa welcome as any.
CONFIRMED.
The favorable impression produced on
the first appoaranco of the agreeable
liquid fruit remedy, Syrup of Figs, a few
years ago, has been more than confirmed
by tho pleasant experience of all who
havo used it, r-nd tiie Success of tho proprietors and inuiitifnctiirers, the Cal. Fig
Syrup Company.
Mr. H. T. Thrift, 0. M. C, Surrey
municipality, is calling for offora on
$10,000 to $15,000 worth of debentures
proposed to be issued by the municipality of Surroy lo enable the construction of the dyking worka. Offers
will bo recoived up to the 31st inst. A
better investment than theae debentures would be hard to find in the province, and undoubtedly thero will be
lively bidding for them.
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Must bc Stopped.
An itinerant duotor (1) held forth on
Columbia street last night, extracting
teeth and selling some sort of medicine.
He treated the crowd to a harangue
worthy of bucIi a person aa he proved
himself to be. His attack on the lady
members of the Salvation army wua
cowardly in the extreme, and unworthy
of anyone claiming to have a grain ot
manhood in hiB composition. A few
of the by-8tanders deservodly hissed
hiiiK but a doso of rotton eggs would
havo suited his case better. The sidewalks were blocked up for the apace of
over an hour, which is againat the
streets and sidewalks regulation bylaw, aud it is to be hoped if ho indulges in such a harangue to-night the
police will promptly put an ond to the
exhibition.
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Harrison Lake.
A strange phenomenon is reported
from Harrison Lake, and one that is
puzzling tho braina of tho oldest navigators of theso waters, as well ns the
Indians who have lived on ita shores
for many yearB. The water in the lako
has continued to rise steadily for two
weeks, and during that time haa raised
34 foot. This is unaccountable, as thero
haB not beeu a drop of rain during the
past month, and the rush of water
from the mountain lakes is not greater
than usual, beBidea which the Fraaer
river has been falling slowly all this
time. Of courso thero must be a reason for this singular phenomenon, but
it cannot be discovered. Any of the
river steamers can now pass up Harrison river and into the lake without
difficulty, while a month ago only the
smaller veaaels could find water enough
to float them.
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The Forrester*- Marriage
The marriage at the Foresters' picnic at Viotoria on Saturday was quito
an excitement for the ladies. At 4
o'clock in the afternoon the chairman
of the committee, Mr. Strachan, an-
nounced that the publio marriage had
been unavoidably postponed to 6
o'olook. Tho truth of the matter was
that the committee had beon disap
' pointed by the couple chosen by them,
iii-d at the last moment had to make
arrangements {ol1 tho marrWge of
local couple. Ml'. Poroy Hatoourt
and Mias Grnco May Trachler, both of
the capital, and the former a member
of the A. O. F., presented themselves
aa willing to fill the broach, and at (i
o'clock Bishop Cridge was sent for, ft
license procured and made out. The
crowd could not have numbered less
than 6,000 as the carriage containing
the bride and bridegroom drove
through the gates to the ring. They
were escorted by tho committee to the
canopy erected for tho celebration,
nud were met by the biahop under the
Union Jack. The ceremony was performed with all due solemnity, and the
brido bore'hersolf throughout her trying ordeal. When the secretary called
for three cheers for tho newly made
bride and bridegroom after the ceremony, the outburst of npplnuao could
have been heard miles away. The
brido, thanks to the courtsey of several ladieB who supported her, waa
not at nil nervous. Large numbers of
small children scattered flowera over
the path down wliich tho couple
walked to their hack. Thoy drove
away followed by loud applause, everybody being well aatisfied that a marriage had been celebrated ns  promised.
IS. C. It. A. Prize Meeting.
The sixteenth annual prize meeting
of the BritiBh Oolumbia Rifle AaBOcia-
tion waa opened to-day at the Browna-
ville range with the customary for-
nudities. Every arrangement had been
perfected tor the meeting and all passed
off according to programme. A large
number of ladies were present at the
opening and many of them remained
during the aftemoun. Sharp at 12:30
o'clock Mrs. W. Norman Bole fired
the drat shot, scoring a bullaeye, whioh
result waB receivod with"three cheers"
and a "tiger" for the plucky lady. By
request, Mr. W. Norman Bole, Q. C,
M. P. P., theu formally declared the
meeting opened, making a short speeoh
and congratulating tho officers of the
association on tho good proBpeots for
a successful meeting. The firing of
No. 1 match immediately commenced.
' The number of entries for the first
match was not so great as expeoted,
but many marksmen who ontered the
matches have not arrived yet, but will
be on hand to-morrow. The range
shows a wonderful improvement in
every way and is almost unrecognizable, though muoh remains to be done
before it will be in first class condition.
Tho firing points are all connected with
the butta by telephone, which is a
great convenience indeed, and a special
telegraph lino connocta the range with
the head oflice in this city. There is
a refreshment booth on the range, and
seats have been arranged for spectators. The markers and scorers are
supplied by 0 Battery, and the manner in whioh they perform theae dutieB
is highly oommendable.
OPENING MATCH.
Range, .200 yards; seven shots.
T.J. Trapp, N.W.R., 33
H. Chamberlain, N.W.R 32
J. L. Beckwith, V.G.A ...32
H. Fleming, V.G.A., 32
D. Proud,N.W.R 31
W. P. Winsby, V.G.A 31
A. R. Langley, V.G.A., 31
F. Wolfenden, V.G.A,, 31
J. C. Newbury, V.G.A., 30
N. McColl, Vancouver, 30
Four thirties Counted out.
Match No. 2, Nanaimo corporation
prize, was then commenced and is in progress aa we go to press.
cleaning the narrow channel of snags
and other obstructions, and ulso in
cutting a tow path for a distance of
about three milea. When these improvements are made, the object of
the canal will then be attainable, making the two rivers navigable for a distance of 200 miles or more—or iu other
words, from the C. P. R. at Golden to
the American boundary. Who can
tell what bearing thia may have upon
the trade and tranaportation of the
district, and in fact the whole province, and let us hope the Dominion
government will lose no time in having
the neceaaary improvements made.
Sentinel.
D. S. CURTIS & CO.
AQENTS   B. LAURANOE'S  SPECTACLES.
It is said that the Shah on mak-
his first journey in England asked
the use of the button which moved
the connection with the engine-
driver, and was told that it was for
the purposo of stopping the train.
Thereupon his majesty rose and
pulled it sharply with the result
that would have rendered any ordinary mortal subject to penalty or imprisonment. On being asked why
he v/ished to stop the train, the
Shah said he was tired and desired
to go to sleep, and it was some time
before he could be made to understand that the traffic of the South-
Eastern Railway must not be
brought to a standstill for an hour
even for the Shah-in-Shah,
Wholesale and Retail Druggists
NEXT COLONIAL HOTEL, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.
BON MARCHE.
D
Kootenay Lake Diitrict.
Tho groat want of this important
mining district seems at preaent to bo
the means of shipping oro to the new
smelter which is being erected at
Revolstoke. At present nil orea which
aro rich enough to bear the expense
are shipped to Montana by way of
Bunnor's ferry, at an expense of freight
and treatmont wliich oxcoods 840 per
ton. Of course thia preoludca the possibility of sending tho lower grades.
By the construction of a short lino of
waggon road from Sprout's Landing,
on tho Columbia, to Nelson, mi Kootenay Lake, a distance of about 30
milos, these ores could bo brought to
Rovelstoko nt a coal of nbout §15 per
ton. Two parties are now intending
to placo a stern wheel steamer on the
Columbia, but aru awaiting tho aotion
of the government in regard to this
road. Tho estimated cost of the road
is placed at 825,000 to 830,000, but
for temporary purposes, perhnps a
cheaper road would answer. Proposals havo been irado by parties interested in tho mining region to construct the rond and wait for next
year's appropriation for repayment.
With tho presont strong government
it seems as if such action should be
taken, nnd it would undoubtedly be
sanctioned at tho noxt Boaaion of tho
local parliament.
Kootenay district is undoubtedly the
most promising of any mining section
in the provinco, and tho commencement of this work would givo the
minors ronowed confidence in tlio success of tho camps, If matters aru loft
tu tho uncertain action of the 0. P. R,
in Pinking a railroad into the lake, thu
mining interests will Inuguish, and at
least, another year will elupau boforo
much development will take place.
Carnival visiturn are snid to bu pouring into Halifax for the opening feativ-
Ites,
Police Court.
(Before T. O. Atkinson, P.M.)
Jack, a Fort Rupert Indian, charged
with being drunk and disorderly, pleaded guilty. He was supplied with a
bottle of whisky by a Chinaman, and
the liquor had such a nasty effect on
him that he became quarre'.-oine. Constable Smith undertook to remove
Jack to tho lookup, hut he resisted
and a struggle ensued, which resulted
in the Indian getting much the worst
of the combat and in his final submission to the law. Fined five dollars and
COBtS.
Wm. Devine, charged with being
drunk and incapable, pleaded guilty
and was fined 82.50 and costs.
Hugh Heney, another drunk and
incapable, acknowledged hiB guilt and
suffered tho same fine.
At the not Spring),
• "" ' '
The following feglstered at the St,
Alice Hotel laat «'««k i Ai White,
Kamloops; Henry Landea, ft. Towns-
end; C. W. Hawley, Vancouver j L. B,
Tronmen, Victoria; Mrs. D. Reynell,
Vancouver; Misa Oannn, Vancouver;
D. Mclntyre, Michigan; D. McRae,
Chilliwack; D. A. Molntosh, Vancouver; Mra. and Miss Mcintosh, Vancouver; J. Robo, Chilliwack; Ethel
Ashwell, Chilliwack; R. J. Skinner,
Vancouver; J. E. Fader, Vanoouver;
G. Hardie, Vancouver; Mrs. McKeon,
Victoria; Miss C. Storey, Viotoria;
Mias G. Storey, Victoria; Mias E. McKeon, Victoria; D. Boscowitz, Victoria; Misa Boscowitz, Victoria; D,
Mclntire, Vancouver; H. B. Rohbe-
son, Olympia; Donald Fraser, Victoria;
W. H. Ford, Kamloops; James H.
White, Westminster; W. L. Snowdon,
Victoria; W. H.  Wilmot. Vancouver;
E. MacPhcrson. Vaucouver; Maria
Lynn, Westminster; Isabel! Neabitt,
Westminater; W; P. Thompaon and
wife, Vancouver; Misa Fitzgerald,
Vanoouver; J. W. Henderson, Victoria; W, T. Limock, Victoria; Mra.
Fildeman, Victoria; Master Fildeman,
Viotoria; Goo. W. Weeks, Vancouver;
I. P. Geddes, Vancouver; H, M.
Stramberg, Westminstor; T. S. Higginson, Westminster; Wnr. Jensen,
Victoria; H. L. Tilebells, jr., wife and
family, Pt. Townsend; Mias I. McCabe,
Pt. Townaond; Mra. C. C. Bartlett,
lJt. Townsond; Miss L. Tralton, Pt.
Townsond.
,   Kootenay Canal Opened,
W. A. Baillio Grohman, Esq., of
Kootenay, readied Kamloops Friday
evening on his way to the coast. He
remained over for a day, and from hiin
a Sentinel representative learned that
on Mondny last, the 29th ult., there
was oponed at Grohman, in Kootenay,
in the presence ot a considerable gathering, tho first canal und system of
locks in tho proviico. Tho canal connocta tho Kootenay river with the
Columbia; it is ono and one-third miles
in longth, and has one lock 100 foet in
length, 30 foet wido and 17 feot deep,
to overcome thu difl'urenco betweon tho
two rivor levels it connects. It was
constructed by tho Kootenay Valley
Co., of London, England, tho contractor carrying out tlio work boing
the well-known energetic T. F. Sinclair, who, despitu almost insurmountable obstacles in tho shape of water
and quicksand, completed ttio work in
a very satisfactory mnnhvr, tlie canal
having boen examined and taken over
by thu government engineer bofore the
water was lut ill, The canal is at lire-
sent practioally useless, until the federal government carries out suine moat
essential improvements on rli- Columbia river about tell milos north of the
ennui, suid iuipimuinoiita consisting of
B, C. Provincial Exposition
Subscription Fund.
For the purpose of raising a fund to
contribute towards the patriotic and
worthy objeot of making tlie next annual provincial fair, to be held in thia
city, a grand and unprecedented success,
the undersigned agree to contribute the
sums oppoalte their respective namea (to
be paid into the association or to trustees
competent to receive the same, on or before 6 months from the date of the laat
provincial exhibition, and to be applied
to preparing exhibition grounds and
buildings in the city, for increasing the
amount offered in prizes, and for furthering the exhibition in other ways):
Sharpe & Paine, Luln Island  10 Oo
L P Eokstein  10 00
R W Armstrong  10 00
F R Glover.  10 00
Walker* Shadwell  10 "
Claud Hamber. -  1»
Peter Grant  10,00
A J Hill  10,00
Oapt A Grant  10 W
J 8 Macdonell   10 80
W O Loye.  10 OO
F G Strickland  25 00
Gilley Bros  20 00
S H Webb  25 00
T Cunningham  80 00
Henderson Broa, Chilllwhack..  10 00
A B Wintemute  10 00
Per Ex-Mayor Dickinson 212 IB
Annie M Jaquea  10 00
Jas Cunningham  60 00
Grant* Hagstrom  20 00
J W Sexamith  30 00
Bev J H White  10 00
B Douglas 100 00
E S Scoullar ft Co  09 00
Ackerman Bros  20 00
Held 4 Currie -  25 00
H T Read * Co  60 00
W E Thibaudeau  16 00
Grant * Maclure ...„„..,,„ 10 00
Ogle, Campbell 4 Co  20 00
SUBSCRIPTIONS PAID.
Ths Columbian „ 1100 00
W J Armstrong.  SO 00
G D Brymner  20 00
Stewart *Cash  25 00
George Turner  10 00
Young ft Terhune  10 00
Terbuna ft Co _  10 00
ADesBrtsay   15 00
P Bllodeau  10 00
W C Coatham  25 00
T M Cunningham  25 00
A *! Rand  25 00
NexJ' 	
RESS-MAKING DEPARTMENT will
be re-opened August 1st, and will be
under the management of a FIRST-
CLASS DRESS-MAKER from Montreal.
Style and fit guaranteed.
WALKER & SHADWELL,
dwae28tc .COLUMBIA STREET.
T.J.TRAPP&CO.
GENERAL & SHELF HARDWARE,
Including Tools of all kinds of the best makes; Cross-cut Si Hand-Sawg,
Barbed Wire for Fencing, and all the necessary II tensils for Farming;
Pulley Blocks, Snatch Blocks, Rope & Chain in all sizes; Pitch,
Tar & Oakum; Tarred and Plain Paper fcr Building; Paints & Oils
in all colors; Liquid Paints in all shades; Floor Paints ready touse; Grind
Stones; Wall Paper in all designs; Brooms & Brushes for all purposes;
Lubricating Oils; Traps of all descriptions, and a general aaaortment of
Agricultural Implements,
tr Special attention given to orders by mail.
dwjly3to
T. J. TI^-A.^^E^ <SZ CO.,
Columbia Street, New Westminster,
WMesaibOWMM*61*
Beef,     per 100 lbs,..,
Pork "
Mutton "
Potatoes.new"
Cabbage "
Onions "
Wheat "
Oats "
a ..",'H 4 50
::::•-)&*, ?w
.... i ool fl so
.... It,® 100
... i»(i» I 00
... 1 00 § 1 501
... 150® 8 0»'
... 125®   ,
  1 50® 'I tl>
Hay,       per ton   12 00 @ 15 0»
Butter (rofle) per It  0 25 ti, 0 30
Cheese,             "   0 14® 0 15
Eggs,      perdos  30 @    36
Cordwood (retail) per curd  3 00 9 4 00
Apples, per box  80 § 1 60
Hldes(gi"n)per 100 lbs  4 00® 6 00
"    (dryl       "       „  5 Ml® 0 00
Wool, per lb  6®    10
THIS WEEK
WE WILL OFFER OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF
Silkjaifeta i Cotton Gloves
Lace Mitts, &c,
In Ladies' antl Children's sizes.
Also,
HOSIERY
At Great Reduction in Prices I
WONDERFUL,   BARGAINS.
Ogfle, Campbell & Freeman
MAEONIO
dwtc
EI.OCK.
C. C. RiciURoa k Co,
Gents,-l have uaed MINARD'S LINIMENT iu my family for aome yeara and
believe it the best medicine in the market as it docs all it ia recommended to
do. Daniel Kierstead.
Canaan Forks, N.B.
John Muder, Mahone Bay, informs us
that ho was curod of a very aevero attack
nf rheumatism by using MINAUD'S
LINIMENT.
When ISacy was slok, w« cavo hor Oratorio,
When she win a chiW, sho crlml for Cnatorlo,
When Bhe became libs, slio clung to Caatoria,
When ehs had Childnn, aha savo tbem Cutoria
North- British ami Mercantile
FIRE INSURANCE
G-oMiE'.A.isr-sr.
Capital,   -   $15,000,000.
RATES ON FARM BUIIDINCS.
DWELLINGS, Hard or Lumber Finished,
1C0 feet from lliirns, % por oent. for 1
yenr, or 1% per cent, for 3 yours.
STABLES-SI per cont. for 1 year, or 4 per
COllt, fur 3 yeiirc.
.1. tl, .UOJIES, Agent,
Willi,ml        >'r.w WESTMlN.srun, 11.0.
ROYAL CITY
filing 11 tapif, Ll.
RICHARD STREET, NEW WESTMINSTER.
MANWACTl'RERS ASD DEALERS  IN
MMsofMiliOresSuiLilier
Shingles, Shakes, Laths, Pickets,
01 BOIES, NET FLOATS, TRAYS,
JyTSlD AH KIHTDS  OB1
Wood Furnishing for Canneries
Doors.   Frames,   Windows,
Moulding®.
Blinds.
Railing*--.
Balusters,
Brackets,
Newels,
PLAIN AND FANCY AND ALL RINDS OF TURNED WORK.
iiolfldwly
COMMERCIAL PRINTING.
Tnn Oohimrian Printiso Estadmshment has first-class fncfclties for
all kinds of Commercial Printing. Bill Heads Letter Heads, Circulars,
Cards, Envelopes, Blank Forms of overy description, Posters, Dodger*,
Prioe Lists, "so.   Prices will bo found ns low as nt any other offie» where
lirst-class work is done, VOLUME 34. 	
p--y---i--j3lM-t-»-tf*-^*-'*^^
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B, G, AUGUST 7, 1889.
NO. 32.
Weekly British Columbian
WediHisdny 3Iorulttflff Auk. 'i, 1881».
/   -THE RAILWAY AGREEMENT,
Articles ok Agreement made antl en-
terod into this day ot
in the year of our Lord  one thousand
eight hundred aud eighty-nine;
Between* The New Westminster Southern
Railway Company, a body corporate,
having ita head office at the/City of
New Westminster in tlio Province of
British Columbia, hereinafter culled
tlie Corporation, of the tirst part, and
Nelson Bennet of Tacoma in Washington Territory in tiic United Status
of America, who is hereinafter called
the Contractor, of tho second part:
Witness that tho Corporation hereby
covenants and agrees with the Contractor and tho Contractor for himself,
his heirs, executors and administrators, covenants and agrees with the
Corporation in manner following, that
is to say:
lat. The Contractor ahall forthwith
after the execution of these presents commence construction under this contract of
the line of railway authorised to bc constructed by the Corporation by its act of
incorporation from the .South Bank of the
Fraser River to the Boundary Line of
the United States and the extension
thereof hereinafter mentioned and thereafter prosecute the construction thereof
and complete the same on or before the
first day of July, one thousand eight
hundred and ninety.
2nd. The said line of Railway including the said extension shall* be constructed in the most substantial and
workmanlike manner according to proper
plans and specifications with all the
graduation masonry and other work including the track-laying and back-filling
and ballasting of the same, the erection
of all necessary stations, roundhouses,
machine-shops, turn-tables, water stations, ditches and all other auxiliaiy
works necessary for a completed railway
of tbe first class, and aa provided for by
3rd, The Contractor shall be entitled
to receive from the Corporation Twenty
thousand dollars ($20,000) of its first
mortgage fifty year six per cent, gold
bonds per lineal mile of the main track
of the said railway aud also the bonus
mentioned in a certain agreement heretofore entered into between the Corporation
and the Council of the Corporation of the
said city of New Westminster, a copy of
which in hereto attached and made a
part of this contract, all of which shall
be payable to the Contractor at such
time or times and in such manner as he
may prefer, but so as that he shall not
be entitled to receive more than the
value of the work contracted to be done
as it progresses as the same shall be certified to by an Engineer or Engineers to
be mutually agreed upon and in case
they cannot agree by an Engineer to be
appointed by the said city and another
by tbe contractor or in case they cannot
agree they shall appoint a third and the
certificate of any two of the said three
shall be final,
4th. As aoon as tho lines of railway
intended to bc provided for by those presents shall have been completed aud provision ahall have been made to the satisfaction of the contractor for the payment
to him of a further bonus of (8100,000.00)
One hundred thousand dollars lie shall
proceed to construct a railway and free
traffic bridge over tlie Fraser River within the limits of the said city and thereafter maintain the same iu good repair,
the said bonus shall be payable upou the
completion of the suid bridge
Sth. Until tho construction of the said
bridge an efficient steam ferry suitable
for transferring cars freight aud passengers across the said river shall bc provided and operated from the junction of
thu railway with tho south bank of the
said river to the opposite bank thereof
within the limits of the said city and the
said line of railway shall be constructed
from that point to and upon the lands
agreed to bc provided by the said city
for such purpose a* mentioned in the snid
agreement and the line of railway shall
not bo deemed to be completed unless
and until the said ferry aud extension
shall have been constructed. Provided,
however, that the Contractor may commence in good faith the erection of said
bridge within six months from the date
of tins agreement aud continue the same
to its completion and then the said ferry
may not be built. Provided further that
tho Contractor shall within tour mouths
from the execution of these presents
have signified to the Corporation his
election so to do.
Gth. The Contractor 3hal! upon the
completion and equipment of the said
Hnc of railway bo entitled to receive any
residue whieh may then remain undelivered or unpaid of thu said bonds and
bonus ulso the capital stock of the Corporation (except na hereinafter provided)
and all Other benefits mentioned in thn
said agreement between the Corporation
and the City of New Westminster including the real estate and bonus therein
mentioned upon the execution by the
Corporation and other mu'c&icK to the
satisfaction of tho manager at New
Westminster of the Bank of British Columbia for the time being as he may approve of a bond to the Corporation of
tho City of New Wostminstor in the sum
of fivo hundred thousand dollars ($500,-
000,00) for securing thf. maintenance and
and bporatiun forever thereafter of the
said lines of railway and tho line or lines
of railway contemplated to be couneotod
therewith between l1i-j terminus thereof
and an American trans-continental lino
of railway according to the terms of the
said agreemont between tho Corporation
and the City of New Westminster and
these presents,
7th. It is tho intention that the Contractor shall construct a line of railway
from the terminus of the lino of tho Corporation to connect with a trans-continental line of railway by means of an
existing charter or otherwise procure the
construction of such other lino of railway
within four years from the seventeenth
day of July, onu thousand eight hundred
and eighty-eight and no aa tbat the samo
shall be fully constructed to Bellingham
Bay on or boforo the first day of July,
ono thousand eight hundred acid ninety,
and that an equal portion of tho residue
of the said railway shall bn, fully constructed within each othor year thereof unless unavoidably delayed, in
which cose the time shall be extended   to   such   further   timo  only
as may be reasonably necessary becauso of such unavoidable delay and
that after tho completion of tho said
lines of railway hereinbefore provided for
the same shall be thereafter operated in
connection with the line of the Corporation nnd in an adequate aud efficient
manner and the Contractor shall do all
thinga necessary for the carrying into
effect of the said intention.
Sth. The head quarters of the rollipg
stock including round houses, blacksmith,
machine and repair shops for tho whole
line of the Corporation amply sufficient
for the repairs of the said rolling stock
shall lie erected within the limits of the
City of Nov.'- Westminster or immediately
adjacent thereto and North of tho Frasor
River on Lulu Island whero the said
works shall forever bo maintained in good
repair and shall have continuously employed therein a sufficient number of
men to efficiently operate the same at
all times and no discrimination shall be
made against the said city in freight
rates or passenger tariff over the said
lines of railway cither to or from the
city, and all connections with the Canadian Pacific Railway and other railways
entering tho said city shall be made at
the aforesaid city where all transfers of
cars, freight and passengers shall be
made. Provided that the location and
maintenance of tho headquarters hereinbefore referred to shall bc construed to
mean tho permanent location and maintenance of suid headquarters. The temporary headquarters for construction purposes may be upon the South side of tho
Fraser River upou suitable grounds to
provided by the corporation for that
purpose.
9th. All railways which may hereafter be constructed South of the Fraser
River for tho purpose of running into tho
City of New Westminster shall have the
right of passage on the said ferry and
over the said bridge for their rolling
stock upon fair and reasonable terms.
10th. The Contractor shall have the
exclusive right to use the Hue of the
Corporation while it is under construction for his own use aud benefit.
' Ilth. The contractor shall not be entitled to any of the benefits to be received by him upon the completion of
the line of the Corporation as hereinbefore rnentioued unless all the covenants
and agreements in these presents contained and on his part to be performed
and kept, shall have been duly performed
and kept by him iu so far as tho time
shall then have elapBed for the performance thereof and until the execution of
tbe said bond.
12th. The said line of railway as to
its location may be changed from Section
20 Township 7 District of New Westminster so as to form tho most feasible
connection with the American connecting
railway at the International Boundary
Line and shall be built as a first class
road according to reasonable and usual
specifications but subjeot always tothe
terms of this agreement,
13th. Upon the completion of the line
of the Corporation the present stockholders of the Corporation shall transfer
and deliver to the Contractor forty-six
thousand dollars (-540,000.00) of the capital stock of the Corporation now held ny
them, each present shareholder in the
Corporation retaining ten shares (or one
hundred and forty shares in all) as individual property, so as to qualify them as
directors thereof, the remainder of such
stock, that is to say, the said stook to
the amount of forty-six thousand dollars
($40,000,00) face value shall be issued us
fully paid up stock, the Contractor agreeing to pay for the said stock at such delivery the sum of six thousand dollars
(50,000.00) in gold coin or six thousand
dollars of the stock of the Corporation on
the said original shareholders of tho Corporation may elect; the said ono hundred
and forty shares of the stock of tho Corporation ahall be paid up shares and be
equal to fourteen thousand dollars. It
is declared that the lands agreed to be
provided for workshops are four hundred
acres of the lands granted to the city of
Lulu Ialand and that the said lands shall
be granted to the Contractor subject to
tho terms and conditions mentioned in
the act of tho Legislative Assembly of
the Province of British Columbia, granting tho same.
In Witness Whereof tho said parties
hereto have hereunto aet their hands
and seals the day and your first above
written.
Signed, sealed and dolivered
in the presence of. *
for Infants and Children.
' "CMtorlalsaowellailaptodtoohllilren'Jiat I Castoria cures Colic, Constipation,
IrecommonditasBUiseriortoaiiyprcEcrinUon I Bour Stomach, Diarrhoea, Eructation,
known***."     IrL^^m\^^^^^'^^aQ^^
IU So. Oxford St, Brooklyn, N,T.   | Without injurious medication,     -
Thb Centaur Company, 77 Murray Street, N. Y.
Threshing   Machine
FOR  S^3LX.X3.
AN 8-HORSE - POWER THRKHHING
Machine, nearly new, for sale cheap.
Separator and horse-power complete, on
trucks.—Applyto
PETER BYRNE,
wjly8m2 North Arm, B. C.
rilO CLEAR OUT THE BALANCE OP
I my stook I will sell feed of nil kinds
nt (lie following low prices:
Mixp'l OntH utnl Peas, 25 per cent, Peas,
$'j0.uo :•!■(■ ton,
IB», GO per cent Peas, $88.(M) prr ton.
['Ihm*hc(I Itarley Fccil, 8mon per (on.
s'V'i Ff-cri, $89.00 iku* ton.
The above feed Is warrautod to be first-
clnss, and fov daitymon nnd stocltralsers
no bettor can be found in the market.
Teymsjcash on delivery.
JAMES HOSSAOK,
wjly21w3 Langloy Mills.
Britisli Columbia's Mbit
rni-115 COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO
I prepare nn Exhibit from Now ■Westminster for the
Toronto Industrial Exhibition
is noxious to secure such a collection as
will do justice to the resources of tlio city.
Any person in the city orelsewheie who
has, or expenis to have before tlie ilato of
tho Exhibition nt Toronto, such articles as
uro doomed worthy of being exhibited,
will confer a favor by communicating, as
soon ns possible, with somo member of
tho committee. All artioles takon for exhibition will bo paoiied and sentfreo of
ohnrgo to the exhibitor. Tbo local committer, is composed of tlio following gentlemen:-.
Fish and Oame-J. A. Laidlaw, Esq.,
Alex. Ewen, Esq., and P. C. Birrell, Esq.
Annirai/rniiAi, anp Horticult-jral
I'uoiibots—Thou. Cunningham, Esq., w.
Wnlfeiidon, Esq.
MlNKIIAT.3   ANO  MANUFACTnilKS—J. O.
Brown,Esq,,H. V.Edmonds, Esq.
I'UODDCT.-IUF THE  FOREST—H.   Elliott,
Esq., .1. B, Kennedy, Esq., IJ. McNnlr,Esq.
JOHN HENDRY, Chairman.
D. ROBSON, Seoretary. dwJlyOml
Jas. Ellard! Co
WILL SELL THEIR REMAINING STOCK OF
Prints, Lawns and Hns
AT   COST,   FOR   CASH.
lUGQIES
JUST RECEIVED,
A CAR-LOAD OF
Pell, Rice Coil-spring ilcLaughlan
n U G- G VJE* s
 also—
DUPLEX, HANDY, BRADLEY & OTHER
Democrat and Express Wagons!
tW The Best and Cheapest Rigs ever offered for sale in
British Columbia.*-!!
'iwapr-ife
Tl.©icl dh O-ujc-iri©-
P1-
7
Practical Watchmaker, Manufacturing
Jeweler & Optician.
OPPOSITE THE BANK OF MONTREAL.
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY, PLATE3 WARE, &C.
BEST QUALITY.   EASTERN PRICES.
A full line ot Spectacles & Eye-Glasses in steel, rubber, silver arc gold
frames.   The flnest Pebbles mado, $4 per pair; all sights sniteil.
Special attention given to FINE WATOH REPAIRS. Having learn,..', tin
business thoroughly from some of the finest Horologors in England, aud since then
managed the watch-repairing departments of a fow of tho best firms on tho continent of America, Is a sufficient guarantee oi good workmanship. Formerly munnger for nearly 8 years of the well-known firm ot Savago k Lyman, Montreal.
€linr(tcs Moderate, „     „, ,
Montreal, Deo., 1887.—Mr. F. Crake.—Andw. Robertson, EBq., Chairman ol
Montreal Harbor Commissioners, aayai "I rover found a Watchmaker who did so
well for me as you did when in Montreal, and I am sorry you aro not hero to-day."
dwapltte
COMMERCIAL PRINTING
The Colombian Pbinting Establishment hns first-class facilities for
all kinds of Commercial Printing. Bill Heads. Letter Heads, Circulars,
Cards, Envelopes, Blank Forms of every description, Posters, Dodgers,
Prioe Lists, &c. Prices will be found as low as at any other offion where
first-class work is done,
TO SMERS.
IF YOU WANT TO ENJOY A GOOD
CIGAR, ASK FOR THE
BRITISH LION
HENRY LEE,
■WThey are not only made of the
Choicest Tobacco but they are of
Home Mitmii'actUl-C, and should be
patronized by all good oitizens.    •
WM. TIETJEN, Manufacturer,
noinnooK suuDina,
C0LUM31A STREET, MEW WESTMIHSTEB.
dw!7noly
Farmers, Attention!
THE UNDEHSIGNED HAS
CfiCUI-wacIt' So C.
31 Farm Wagons.
IS Bnck Boards.
! Span well matched 4-year old
Bluck Horses.
3 Single Driving Horses.
« Cows and Calves.
10 Head Steers.
1 Trotting Wagon.
43- A Full Lino of Cooking Stoves,
Heating Stoves, Tinware, Hardware,
Groceries, Dry Gooda, Notions, Crockery k Stoneware, Clothing, Hats & Caps,
Drugs, Farm Implements, House Furnishings, Furniture, and the Largest Line
of Boots and Shoes above Westminster
and tbe most Complete Stock of General
Merchandise.
COME   AND   EXAMINE   AND BE
CONVINCED.
HENDERSON BROS.
JylOdAwSm
SZ oo.
Real   Estate,
INSURANCE
Purchase Sail and Leaso Property,
Collect Rents,
Make Loans on Mortgages,
And transact all Business relating to
Real Estate,
—AQENTS FOIt—
London Assurance Corporation.
Connecticut Flro Insuranco Co. of
Hartford.
London and Lancashire Life Assurance Co.
Canton Insuranco Olllco, Ld. (Marine)
OFFICES!
Columbia St., New West'r.
4i Government St., Victoria
dwiellyl
g'A'B^icojarifliaax-ja
DRESSMAKING
At MISS JENNINGS','
(Late of England)
Corner ot Church and Columbia Streets,
NEW WESTMINSTER.
-wrBatlGfactlon guaranteed.    dwfe7to
3sro*rzoEL
SIXTY DAYS AFTER DATE I PRO-
poso applying to the Ohio! Commissioner of Lands and Works forpermlsslon
to purchase a piece of lnnd 21) chnlns wide
and80chains long In Section ZJ, Township No. 6, New Westminstor District,
lielii!'south of anil adjoining my fiu-m on
Boundary Bay, containing llio acres, moro
or less. WM. B. SKINNER,
tw...,»t    ,„   .   Per Wm. H. LAnsrai,
Dated Now Westminsler,
June II, 1880. wjel2ni2
Fruit Trees,
Ornamental Trees,
Small I'rnlts,
And GARDEN STOCK nn hiinillu great
variety.
Everything Urst-class and furnished in
good Blmpe.
»a..Send 16ets, ror valuable j-o-piiifoDo-
sci-ipllve analogue wlih (I beautiful colored plates.   I'rlce Lists soul. troo.
,    . «. W. HKNRY,
ilwitolctc Port Hammond, B. O.
Douglas Street lursery,
O^nPn^^eI^^S
all the leading varieties of '
Apples, Pears, Plums, Cherries,
 AI.SO	
-9.1I.11L I HI ITS of every description.
Biiuqiicls, Wreaths and Crosses mnde
to order. ,
ddwnp3yl p. LATHAM;
LdbmublWnfa
Cor. Columbia mid Church Sts.
New Westminster, Bnt. Col.
Monuments, Headstones & Tablets
In Marble or Granite of Best Quality.
CORNER     POSTS     AND    CURBING.
N. B.—Just received—the flnest assortment of Scntrli (ininllf -ffiimmicnts ever
seen n British Columbia, which will bo
sold nt prima putting compelltlon out of
the question.
dwmh2ly! ALEX. HAMILTON' PROP.
Real Estate Brokers and
Financial Agents.
AGENTS FOR
Confederation Life Association of
Toronto.
Royal and Lancashire Fire Imuran, e Companies,
aaa. Valuable Lots /or sale in the City
and District of Westminster; and choice
Lois In the City of Vancouver.
Pei-sons wishing to buy or sell city or
riirnl properly should communicate with
us.
Offices! Hank of B.O. bnlldlng, opposite
postoraoe, Westminster,ahd HnstlngsSt,,
Vancouver. dwnplote
f.LlMl
fivu)
330.332 C0BB6VA STKKKT,
VANCOUVER. B.C.
Importer:* nnti Denlcra in
MACHINERY
OF ALI* DESOHITIOffS.
MARINE WORK A SPECIALTY.
Puyallup Nursery!
TRUES, SEEDS, SEED POTATOES,
Grown In the famous Hop Region of Puy-
allup,and White River Valleys.
1)K=~» OVER ONE MILLION «==«»
B5!K*   TREES 4 PLANTS.   ^S36T
TONS of Grass nnd Clover Seed.
TONS of Choice Seed Potatoes (lokinds)
TONS of Choicest Vegetable Seeds.
 SEASON 1880*181)0.	
Enough for Dealers.  Enough for Planters
Now revised List nnd Prices Just out.
Don't fool yourself by not sending for it.
immediately and lenm whnt ls grown anil
to bo had albsn at home. Ciitiiloguofrco
to all. .1. -II. <ii.ii:.
wjeamll Puynllup, Wash. Ter.
BANK BUILDINGS,
Mary Street, New Westminster, B.C.
ITBI.Et'UONll No. 55.]
14 CLARE ROAD, HALIFAX, EN LAND.
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS AND AUDITORS,
CONVEYANCERS, REAL ESTATE AND
INSURANCE AGENTS,
STOCK AND SHARE BROKERS.
London nnd Lnuonshlre Fire mnd
British Hraplre Life Insurance
Companies.
New Westminster Building Society.
Afioountnnt'H Office, Diocese of N.W.
City Auditors. 1HH0,1887 and 1888.
ADVISE CLIENTS IN   THE  BUYING
ANU SELLING OK REAL PROPERTY IN THE  CITY ANI) DISTRICT,
und other monetary transactions.
Huvo oeverfll sood Invest m-mta on their
books, ana all now corners will Uo woll to
call before doing buNlncss elsewhere,
dwBtlely
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