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VOLUME VIII.
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. 0., THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 13, 1890.
NUMBER 11.
T. J. TRAPP & CO.
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
GENERAL.  *   HARDWARE
Paints, Oils, Window Glass, Wall Paper, Brushes, Tar,
Pitch, Oakum.   Doors and Windows at Factory Pricea.
T. J. TRAPP,
Real i Estate : Agent : and : General i Auctioneer,
COLUMBIA STREET, NEW WESTMINSTER,
divfelte
GRANT & MACLURE,
Dealers in
Boots, Shoes, Rubbers, Etc.
C. E. WOODS, Land Sur vb yor.
A. Q. GAMBLE, NOTAltY PUBLIC
Woods, Turner L Gamble,
•^LAND-x-SURVEYORS,.*-
Real Estate, Insurance
FINANCIAL AGENTS and CONVEYANCERS.
TURNKK, BEETON A CO., Merchants. Wharf
St., Victoria. Agenta for Nortii llrltlsh aiut
Mercantile Insurance Oo. for Mainland. II. 0.
Heeton A Co., 'JO Flimbury Circus, London,
E. C. dto
Laud Surveying in all its branches accurately and promptly carried out.   City and
Sub. lands for Sale.   We can show a complete list of desirable; localities.
Fanning lands, improved or unimproved, throughout the district.
CHAS. MURRAY, Home, Sign and Ornamental
Painting. Paper Hanging anil Kalsoiiiinlng
a specialty. None but Ant-class mun enipluyeo.
Shop, Clarlcion St.; Residence, Lome St.    ifwti*
MONEY TO LOAN ON FIRST MORTGAGE AT
CURRENT RATES OP INTEREST.
Agents for the following Insurance Companies:
Western of Toronto, jEtna, City of Loudon. Hartford
and Travellers.
OFFICE—Oitohitk Poht Office, Bank of fi. C. Building, Columbia Stuekt,
New Westminster.   Telephone Call No. llll.   F. 0. Drawer W.
dlelto
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MAJOR & PEARSON,
Real Estate Brokers,
FINANCIAL * AND * INSURANCE * AGENTS.
N BlTllS OR SINGLE, IN ONE OF THE
moat eligible and pleasant localltlos in tlie
, convenient to the post offlco, and othor fa-
cilulea.    Every room commands a beautiful
view of tho river and baa accesato a bulrony.
Apply to R STIRSKY, Watchmaker and Jeweler, or to   _:. MltaE. C, BTIRHKYH,
Property for Sale iu all parts of the City aud Suburbs. We also have listed
some of the finest farming laud in the Province. MONEY TO LOAN. HOUSES
TO RENT. Agents for tho Confederation Life Association of Toronto, the Loudon and Guarantee and Accident Co., Limited. General Agents for British Columbia for the American Steam Boiler Insurance Co. of New York, and agents for
tlie Royal and Atlas Fire Assurance Companies of England, Union Fire and
Marine Insurance Co. of San Francisco, South British Fire and Marine Insurance
Co. of New Zealand.
OFFICES:
NEW WESTMINSTER-Colnmbia Street, Bank of B. C. Bloek.
VANCOUVER-Cordova Street.
RAND BROS.
Real Estate Brokers
SPECIAL OFFER FOR FEBRUARY ONLY
Cheap Lots on Easy Terms
WITHOUT  INTEREST.
Lots in Subdivision of Lot 1L Sub. Block 12
i      Fronting on Thome Road and overlooking the North
> Arm of the Fraser Blver.
PRICES RANGING FROM $75 TO $150 PER LOT.
Terma, one-fifth cash, balance in monthly payments extending
[' over a year, without interest.
i
1 __WTV,in iiru'Hirty in aitualtitl in llio growing pnrt uf tlio Oily uml niiiiiniiiiilx
hu exinilloiil view. I'tiirlmauri! ftt j.roHent prliiim urn certnlii to quickly roiilizo
liiiiulmiiiii'ly on tlieir invrHlinriilH.
Professional and Business Cards.
E.
THORNTON  FELL.  Barrister, Solicitor and
Notary Public, llaaonic Block, New Went'
minster. dwtc
TC.   ATKINSON,   Barrister,   Solicitor,  Ati.
•   Offices: IttiHoiili* lliilldiiif,', Now Wcntmiii
ater, B. 0. dwto
ARMSTRONG A ECKSTEIN, Bnrrlsturs, Solicitors, eto. Armstrong'!) Block, New Wostminstcr, B. C. dwtc
C10RBOULD, McCOLL & JENNS, Barrators',
)   Solicitors, otc. Oillces: Masonic Build ingH,
New Westininster, und Vancouvor, B. C. _ dwto
JOSEPH E. GAYNOR, B. A., LL. B., Gold
Medalist of the University o( Dublin. Bnr-
ristor-at-Law of tlio Hiuli Court ol Justice, Ireland. Offices: Corner McKonzio A Clarlcsou
Sts., New Westminster. dwto
REDEN WALKER, M.D., h. B. C. P. A 8..
• Edinburgh. Olllco: Agnes St., opposite
City Hell. Oflice hours: it to 11 a. m.; '2 to 4 aud
7 to 8:30 p.m. dtc
A J. HOLMES, D. ft. S„ Surgeon Dentist.
• Graduate of the Ohio College of Dental
Surgery. In offlce of Dr. C. E. C. Brown.
AH work skilfully performed. Rooms B A C,
Bank of B. C, Columbia St. Hours: 8 to 12
a. in.; 1:30to6 p. m. dwto
GW. GRANT,   Architect.   Offlce: Cornor
•  Mary and Clarkson Sts., Now Westminster, dwto
CLOW A   MACLURE,   Architects.    Ofllca-
ltoom E, over Bank ot B. C, Columbia St,
Wostmlnster. dtc
WILLIAM R. KING, Architect, Sanitary
Engineer, Ac. Removed to Armstrong's.
Block, Columbia St., New Westminster—Room
No. 2. dto
W    THIBAUDEAU,   Land   Surveyor   aud
•    Draughtsman.    Hamley   Block,   Now
Westminster, B. G. dto
ALBERT J. HILLfU. Can. Soc. C. E.), Civil
Engineer, Land Surveyor and Druuglits-
man.   Hamley Block, New wostmlnster.    dwto
TJ. TRAPP, Auctioneer and Appraiser.
• Columbia Bt., Now Wostmlnster. All
commissions will receive prompt and careful
attontion. Best references given when required;      dto
G PITTENDRIGH, Real Estate Broker and
• County Court Agent, Commissioner, Notary Public, Ae. Rents collected. Office—Mc-
Kenile St., Westminster, B. C. dtc
MISSES McDOUOALL, Dress   Makers.   Columbia St., New Westminster, B. C.   Hatis-
factlon guaranteed. dtc
MISS JENNINGS (Lato of England), Fashionable Dress Maker. Coruor of Church aud
Columbia Sts., Now WestminBter. Satisfaction
guaranteed. dwto
JE. FINLAYSON, Piano Tuner, from Broad-
• wood A Sons, London, England, and Stein-
way A Sons, New York, now residing In Vancouver, will attend to orders loft at D. Lyal A
Co.'s store.  Trips first week of euch month, dtc
WM. B. TOWNSEND, Commission Merchant,
General Dealer in Farmers' Produce, Columbia street, corner of Douglas, itdjouiliiq
Railway Depot. Consignments solicited,  dtc
oiler.   Front St./Now Westminster,   dwtc
MONEY TO LOAN
N I.ARUK OR SHALL SUMS.   Apply 111
.   ilwiilltc        ARMSTRONG, ill K0K8TWN.
MONEY TO LOAN
IN  ANY  AMOUNT, I.AItUE  OR SMALL, llll
lirat uiorlEago, on ftirin lanilH.
illn WOODS, TURNK1I & UAMHI.K.
FURNISHED ROOMS
NOTICE.
I WILL NOT BE  RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY
debts which inny Uu coiitntolu'l by my wlfu,
Raohaol Helena Lund.
Dated Now Westminster, iffllh January, ISM.
djsHlral AUUUST OSCAR LUND.
GROSS & POINCiDESTKE,
Wholesale and Retail
TOBACCONISTS
CHOKIK IIHANIW OP
IMPORTED  CIQARS,
Finest  Cigarettes,
K.lii'y Imported PIPES, POUCHES,1:1UAHK.TI P.
CASES, ETC.
Choice Smoking Tobacco.
Thompson'. Olil Plloto llallnry,
COLUMBIA STREET,     NEW WESTMINSTER.
dlolti'
W.J.WALKER&CO.
TELEPHONE CALL ».
Chartered Accountants,
City Auditors 1886-7-8-9,
Conveyancers,
Notaries Public.
REAL ESTATE
London ft LmiuBNlilru Kim lnnurauce Oo.
I1AMK H. tl.   ULOCK,
Muy Stroot,     ■     ■     NEW WESTMINSTER,
ilwfeifc
If you have a Cold, use CH-
max Cough "Cure.
If you have a Cough, use Cli
max Cough Cure.
 If you have Bronchitis, use
Climax Cough Cure.
DRUGGISTS,
Night Roll Attendant*.               Telephone 67.
dlelto
kenleif,
Harris
6c CO.
Real   Estate,
INSURANCE
-AND-
Financial   Agents,
Purchase, Sell and Lease
Propsrty,
Collect Rents,
Make Loans on Mortgages
And ti'itiiiutct nil liiiHincBt* relating to
REAL ESTAm
—AGENTS POR	
London Assurance Corporation,
Connecticut Fire Insuranoe Oo. of
Hartford,
London and Lanoashire Life Assurance Co.,
Canton Insurance Offioe, Limited (Marine).
OFPICEB:
Columbia St., New West'r,
41 Government St., Victoria.
(iwlelte
Men's & Boys' Winter Overcoats
Lined Gloves and Mitts,
 AT	
25 PER CENT. OFF REGULAR PRICES FOR CASH.
J. E. PHILLIPS,
Leading * Clothier * and * Hatter
COLUMBIA STREET, NEW WESTMINSTER.
dwleltn
-IN—
Seattle, + Tacoma
THE  MODUS VIVENDI
Between Great Britain and United
States, Concerning: tlie Fisheries
lias been Renewed.
A Wild Scene Follows the Throwing:
Open of the Sioux Reservation
in Dakota.
Three New York Insurance Companies
Pronounced Frauds.   Their Charters will be Cancelled.
The Modus Vivendi.
Washinoton, Feb. 13.—It is understood that the President, Secretary
Blaine and the British Minster have
agreed upon a continuance of the modus
vivendi by which United States lishing
vessels are allowed to enter Cunadiau
ports to purchase bait. Official notice
of this will probably be issued tomorrow. i 	
_£$ Can't Agree.
Albany, N. Y., Feb. 18.—The report
of the world's fair conference committee,
stilting that they were unable to agree,
was received by the Senate to-night and
a new committee composed of Hendricks,
Laughlin, and Lawson was appointed to
meet the Assembly Committeo to be selected to-morrow.
A Kloh Strike.
Bullbb, Pa., Feb. 13.—To-day the
Lookwood oil well in the one hundred
foot oil fields, began flowing at the rate
of 2,400 barrels a day. This is the most
productive well yet struck iu this new
territory. At this rate the present flow
yields the owners of the well $3000 per
day. 	
Excursion Train Wrecked.
Chicago, Feb. 13.—It is just reported
that an excursion train bound for New
Orleans with six hundred Germans ou
the way to Sangerfest, has beeu wrecked
at Corning. It is also reported Heveral
lives were lost. The train contained
450 members of the Chicago Mannechure,
who 'left here at 6 p.ni. Monday, enroute
to New Orleans. The' wreck occurred
between Conling and Vance, Ala. The
engineer was killed. Thu Chicago people arc all right.
Deserters Pardoned.
Washington, Feb. 13.—The President
will probably issue a proclamation tomorrow pardoning and restoring citizenship to deserters from the army. The
number of diserters since 1807, the
period included iu tlie proposed pardon,
is about 9,000.
The Fugitive Senators.
St. Paul, Feb. 13.—Huffman, of Gallatin, and McNamara, of Fergus, two of
the fugitive Montana senators, arrived
last night and were seen to-day. They
evade*! direct questions, and declined to
state tlieir position or give an idea of
their future plans, but admitted their
flight was taken because of their opposition to the rulings as regards a quorum.
Hautlmun said he would go back if the
Governor requested, if certaiu conditions, dot named, were complied  with.
Tke Reserve Opened.
I'jKitRi■: Dak., Feb. 13.—Lieut. Tassin,
in-charge of the troops at Fort Pierre,
received orders at 4 this afternoon, from
Genoral Ruger, to allow tho boomers to
enter the Sioux reservation. The troops
were immediately withdrawn und between 3000 and 4000 settlers joined in a
mad rush across the river. Many went
far iutn the interior, but the majority
proceeded to locate upon lands ou the
river bank, and to-night there are ovor
one thousand tents and shacks on the
prairie, and others going up hourly.
There is trouble on Mile Square. Wagon
loads of liquor and gambling tools were
sent over from here this evening, and a
general drunk is in progress. There may
be trouble before morning as the vigilance committee threatens to lynch the
land sharks and desperadoes unless they
leave Mile Square.
Fraudulent Companion.
Albany, N. Y., Feb. 18.—The. superintendent of the Insurance department
has transmitted to the attorney-general
reports of the examination of three assessments of insurance associations, the
Guaranty Mutual Accident Associations,
the Security Mutual Society and the
Mercantile Mutual Accident Association,
all of New York, which it is claimed
shew the associations to bc conducting
business fraudulently. The attorney-
general is asked to institute action to
dissolve the charters of these concerns
if the facts warrant it.
-AND-
Oplnlons Differ.
Pahis, Feb. 13.—The Republican press
of this city in commenting this morning
on the verdict rendered yestorday in the
caie of the Duke of Orleans, exprosscd
approval. The majority of the other
journals advise granting a pardon to the
young duke.
Father Ignatius Dead.
London, Fob.  13,—Fathor Ignatius,
head of the well known Religious House,
which he founded, died to-day.
A Wild Knglne.
Plackkvii.i.k, Cal., Feb. 13.—The engine of a construction train ran into a
caboose at great speed near hero yesterday afternoon. Three men on tho cow
catcher were killed. The accident was
due to tho engineer losing control of tho
engine.
Kiiuokcd Out.
SanFuancisco, Cal., Feb. 18.—Pete
McCoy, the well-known middleweight,
and Charley Gleusou, of Philadelphia,
fought for u $800 purse at the Golden
Gate Athletic Club last night. Gleason
was knocked out in 0 rounds.
DOMINION PARLIAMENT.
Kills Relating to Aid to Wrecked ur
Disabled Vessels, Suppression of Mor-
monism and the Independence of Parliament.
From Our Own Correspondent.
Ottawa, Feb. 5.—Mr. Kirkpatrick's
bill, "an act to permit foreign vessels to
aid vessels wrecked or disabled in Canadian waters, which has already received
its Becond reading, states that:
1. United States vessels of all descriptions may render aid or assistance to
United States or other vessels wrecked
or disabled in Canadian waters contiguous to tho United States.
2- This act shall come into force from
and after a date to be named by proclamation of the Governor-General,
which proclamation may be issued when
the Governor in Council is assured that
the privileges of aiding Canadian or
other vessels wrecked or disabled iu
United States waters contiguous to the
Dominion of Canada will be extended
to Canadian vessels of all descriptions.
3. And thin act shall cease to be in
force from and after a date to bo named
by proclamation of the Governor-General to the effect that the said reciprocal
privilege has been withdrawn, revoked.
or rendered inoperative by the Government of the United States.
SEN. MACPONALP's ANTI-MOBMON BILL.
A bill for the suppression of Mormon-
ism was introduced in the Senate last
night by Hon. Mr. Macdonald, Victoria,
B. C. The measure is intended to
amend the present law of marriage uud
applies particularly to Mormons settled
in the Not thwest, and to prevent the
violation of the condition they agreed to
when admitted to settle in Canada, not
to practice polygamy. The following is
added to section 5 of the Act: Everyone
who, whether in pursuance with or under pretext of any religious belief, or
otherwise, by the rites, ceremonies,
forms, rules or customs of any denomination or society—religions or secular—
or by any form of contract, or by mere
mutual consent, or any other manner
whatsoever—though in a manner not
recognized as a binding form of marriage
by the luw of the place in which the
offense against the Act is committed—
whether the offense is committed in
Canada or elsewhere; (a) practises,
agree or consents to practice any form
of polygamy; (b) enters into any kind
of marriage relutions with more than
one woman or one man, or into what,
among the sect called 'the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' commonly known us Mormons, are known
as spiritual or plural marriages; ('<) lives
or cohabits, or agrees to live ns cohabit
with more than oue woman or more
than oue man as her husbaud or his
wife; or (d) celebrates as a party to or
assist in any such rite or ceremony; or
(o) procures, enforces, enables as a
party to or ussists iu the compliance
with or carrying out of any such form,
rite or custom; or (f) procures, enforces,
enables, as a party to or assists in the
execution of any such form of contract,
or the giving of such consent—is guilty
of a misdemeanor ami liable to imprisonment for a team not exceeding two
years, or to a fine not exceeding $500,
or to both such imprisonment and fine."
TUB INDEPENDENCE OF PARLIAMENT.
Mr. Cusgrains Bill "An Act for further securing the independence of Parliament provides; that, (1) Every member
returned to the House of Commons of
Canada shall, before being admitted to
take his seat or vote in the said House,
take the oath of allegiance to Her Majesty. (2) Every such member shall
also swear upon tho Holy Evangelists:
(a.) That he Ib eligiblo to the said House
of Commons under the law; (b.) That
he is not, to his knowledge and with his
consent, guilty of any unlawful and corrupt practices which avoid his election
and return; (c.) That he is not, directly
or indirectly, alone or with some other
person, or company or partnership, or
by the interposition of any trustee or
third party, holding, enjoying or undertaking any contract, expressed or implied, with or for the Government of
Canada ou behalf of the Crowd, or with
or for any of the officers of the said Government, for which public money of
Canada is to be paid, or has been paid
in full before the final execution of such
pending contract; (tl.) That he will uot,
so lung ns he continues a member of
the said House of Commons, accept auy
oflico or commission, work or employment in the service of the Government
of Canada, at the nomination of tho
Crown, or at the nomination of the
oflicers of the Govornment of Canada,
to which any fee, salary, wages, allowance, emolument or profit of any kind is
attached, whether in money or otherwise,; (e) Thut he will uot knowingly,
so long us he remains such member, sell
auy goods, wares or merchandise to the
Government of Canada, or to any of the
officers thereof, for which public money
is paid or to be paid, whether such sale
or transaction is single or continuous,
and whether the said money is paid by
the interposition of of a third party or
in auy other Indirect manner whatsoever; (f) Thut he will uot, so long as he
continues such member, directly or indirectly receive or accept any emolument, or value in money or in kind, or
uny pledge or promise of any kind, to
promote or impede any measure or proceeding pending iu the Parliumeutof
Canada; nud that he will do his duty
faithfully and truly as such member,
without fear, fuvor or partiality.
3. Every such member may reserve to
himself tho bunefits of the exceptions
contained in chapter eleven of the revised statutes of Canada.
4. Tho oath mentioned in section two
shall be taken befure und received by
tho clerk of the House of Commons of
Canada, or tho clork assistant, be reduced in writing, subscribed by such
member, and shall bo duly attested bv
such clerk, or clork assistant, who shull
keep a record of such oaths.
5. This act shall apply to tho next aud
following Parliaments of Canada.
Harbor View Addition to
FAIRHAVEN
NEW WESTMINSTER OFFICE:
OolUfBK MllKKNZIK AND Ol.AHKSON  S'l'HKKTU,
VANCOUVER OFFICES:
Granviixe St., and Cor. Cordova and Abbott Sts.
LONDON (ENG.) OFFICE:
107 Cannon Street.
dwlelte
to $150 Each, at
RICHARDS & MACKINTOSH'S
Colonial Block, New Westminster, B. C.
Gome quick before CHOICE LOTS
are all Sold.
Tha Btrike Abandoned.
Bkhlin. Feb. 13.—Owing to the rescripts Issued by the Emperor William
in regard to the labor question und HiB
Majesty's censures of the doings of the
political police, the socialists have withdrawn the decision to organise u universal labor strike in May.
The French Invited.
Pabis, Feb. 13.—The German Ambassador to-day handed the minister of foreign affairs an invitation for France to
take part in the labor conference iu Berlin. 	
The Parnell Commission Reports.
London, Feb. 13.—Tho report of the
Parnell Commission wus laid upou thu
table of tho House of Commons this
morning. It is a bulky document und
will not be opened till reached in due
course of business.
In Great Danger.
Rons, N. Y., Feb. 18-To-night a fire
started in a large factory iu tho village
of Camden, und is spreading rapidly.
Camden is 8 milos north of here, and
tho sky is illuminated by the flumes
which are Increasing In brilliancy every
minute. By reports and appoarances
the village is in danger.
SIBERIAN GOLD.
One Hundred and Eighty Four Ounces
of Siberian Gold Shipped
to Russia.
Tlie Duke of Orleans Proves Himself
a Patriot aud Refuses to bc
Defended.
Editor O'Bi'ion Is Given a Grand Ovation by his Friends iu London
Last Night.
Siberian Gold.
St. Pbtbbsbubg,   Feb.  18.—A  shipment of 184,000 ouunces of gold has been
received here from Siberia.
Accepted.
Rome, Feb. 13.—The Italian government lias accepted the Kaiser's invitation to a labor conference.
A Million Dollars Consumed.
Caicago, Feb. 13.—A fire broke out in
the Farewell Block, corner of Market
and Adams streets, at 7 o'clock this
morning, and before it could be subdued
it had destroyed property valued ut almost a million dollars. The building
was onu the finest in Chicago, aud was
occupied by a number of wholesale dealers in tailors trimmings, notions etc.
The losses as far as at present can be
ascertained are divided as folows: Work
Bros., $200,000; Tailor Bros, $150,000:
Mendell Bros., about $100,000. Tho balance of the loss is on buildings. The
fire is under control, but a large amount
of damage waB done other firms by tbe
firo.
Fatal Explosion.
Pittsbuhg, Pa., Feb. 18.—A locomotive on the Pittsburg, McKeesport &
Youghicghery railroad exploded its boiler near west Newton 30 miles east of
here, this morning killing 4 men.
The Patriotic Prinoe.
Pakis, Feb, 13.—During the hearing
of the Duke of Orleans the Duke asked
the counsel uot to defend him. He said
he had learned in exile to know the
magistracy, and respect its decision.
If condemned by the court he was sure
of acquittal at tho hands of 200,000 conscripts of his class who more fortunate
than he hnd been, and who were able to
serve their country. When the public
prosecutor said that the Duke was undoubtedly guilty, and that he hud been
taken Jlaaranto delicto there wero mur-
mers in the audience, and the president
threatened to clear the court.
An Editor Honored.
London, Feb. 18.—EditorO'Brien wub
given nu ovation and a monster mass
meeting iu the Central Hall to-night.
After Them Hot—War Rumors.
London, Feb. 13.—In the House of
Commons tho Irish members hnvo
moved for the appointment of a special
I'ommittee ou the forged Parnoll letters.
Heavy orders have been received nt
Hamburg for guns, ammunition and
wnrlike stores. The material is now
being shipped, it is supposed for Portugal, although its destination is kept a
profound secret.
New Minister Appointed.
Kio-Dit-JANBifto, Feb. 18.*—Cesario Al-
oin, hitherto governor of the province
of Minns—Gornces, the most populous
province in Brazil, bus been appointed
Minister of the interior to succeed Senor
Lnbo, who resigned yesterday.
VICTORIA NEWs.
More Military Stores for Esquimau.--The
KtreulCnrs to Commence In February.
Hlgiis of Spring.
Creighton—Christie.
The marriage of Miss Maggie N.
Christie, eldest daughter of Rov. James
Christie, and J. W. Creighton, of Hav-
ton Castle, Nottinghamshire, Eng., was
solemnized last evening at the residence
of tho bride's parents, 2 Blunchard
avenuo, tho ceremony being performed
by the Rev. Dr. Roid, D. D. The bride's
three sisters acted as bridesmaids, while
the groom wns supported by Mr. William
Christie, of the C. P. R. telegraph office.
The newly married couple took the
Islander this morning for their future
homo in New Westminster with bust
wishes from all their frionds.—luesday's
Times.
 *—*—+ , ,....
Negotiation* Ended.
The nmlcnhle negotiations betweon
the Curnwull and Bennett companies
havo stopped short nover to go again.
Mr. Thompson, much ngninst his natural inclination, und after dancing attendance on tho B. B. A, B. 0. people for a
month, hns commonced condemnation
proceedings against tho Cornwall laud
tor the Northern roud. The rond bus
been delayed now for two weeks un-
nccssarily, as the acquiring of u right of
way is only a question of a little thne.
Before commencing proceedings a bond
of $25,000, with Plcrco Evans and othors
us sureties was offered by the Fuirhnven
& Southern as security to the B. B. &
B. C. tlmt they would not lie Injured by
the building of the road, but lt wns refused. The Union dopot will not materialize nnd Whatcom will bu the gain-
or thereby ns it will have an independent depot, probably between C nnd
Broadway.— Reveille.
( Fnm  Onr  Own Correspondent.)
Victouia, Feb. 12.—Two more patent,
Yavasscur recoil-checks for 5-in. guns
ure ou the docks here awaiting shipment
to Esquimalt. The machine combines
gun-carriages, shield, recoil-checks and
swivelling gear; all of steel and brass.
They are direct from Deptford Naval
stores.
The street car employees huve been
appointed: Mr. A. S. Wiuslow, electrician and superintendent for the company, and Mr. S. Doupe, Iruekiuuster.
Six conductors nnd six drivers or motor-
men have been engaged, aud nre receiving instructions in the details of the
business. Experimental cars will be
run on Store street during Friday, so as
to give the drivers a chance to .familiarise themselves with the motors,
It will probably tuke Victoria some
years to break herself of the habit of
saying "tramway" instead of sensible
"streetcar," liko the rest of the groat
North American people. But, to be
sure, "tramways" and other freaks of
"fnwncy" ure found where the English
knicliu mocker lurks und thu imbecile
single eye glass obtains, so the rest of
America must hnve patience.
The Idiotic McGInly "joke," if thut is
uut taking thu names of humor aud common sense in vain, is all tho rage here.
A man stopped your eorrfts|>ondont tho
other duy wheu ho wus hurrying towards
the city and said, "1 sny, writer, did yon
hear of the terrible full tt man got' today?" "Fall, who fell?" gasped the victim, "MoGinty" shrieked tlie idiot, burst
ing into a roar of laughter and running
oil to join the crowd o( loafers nt the
corner, who appealed tu bu going into
convulsions ovur this subtle witticism.
But, this nothing, everybody has it,
and it is ten times worse wan lagrippc.
Judge Bole occupied u sent ou the
lloor of tho House yesterduy, uh did nlso
Mr. G. E. Corbould.
The mulls here hnve bceu very irregu
lar of late. It seems that ouo of the
rivor steamers currying tho luulls spent
several hours lu tbe inletvsta of her
freight nt a way-port up-river tho other
dny, und consequently the wholo population of Victoria hud to wait until two
or three more sacks of potatoes or a refractory hog or so, woro shoved on or off.
Freight scorns to lie thought a great
deal moro of than Her Majesty's mail.
Perhaps it is Iwcauso there is more
money in the former.
Unmistakable signs'of the approach
of the vernal season are beginning to
appear. The grass Is changing colorand
taking ou the rich velvety gioon shade
peculiar to spring-thne. The song-birds
arc beginning to come in large numbers
nnd ure making (he suburban streets and
lanes musical with their carols. Thoro
is also less raiu, though the nights generally round off their shortened term
with it apod, keen frost.
Tho Victoria cricket club Is going to
do some hurd work this season in the
way of practice. Therefore, although
so well-manned, the Westininster club
had bottor look out and not trust too
much to prestige in tho coming struggles.
 4> »-   •	
John Fay well known us tho brave
fellow who drew his dead comrade 150
miles oil a sled out of the Cassiar mines
in Ihe northern part of British Columbiu nt the time of the gold rush in that
far off part, and one of the oldest citizens of Seattle, is iu town looking after
his Interests.—Whatcom Bulletin.
PROVINCIAL PARLIAMENT.
l*'rtiin Our Own CorrcHpomk-iit.
Wednesday's choceedinuh.
Mr. Speaker took tho chair ut 2:05
p.m.
Prayers by Rev. P. McF. Macleod.
Mr. Thompson presented the petition
of A, Graves and others, asking to be
allowed to form a joint stock company.
Mr. Cunningham presented a petition
[rom the directors of a Vancouver fire
insurance company, praying for un act
of incorporation.
Mr: Semlin presented u petition from
Norman Macdonald and others in regard to gazetting roads in thu Okanagan
district, and barbed-wire fencing. Received.
Mr. Semlin presented u petition from
D. Oppenheimer and others, asking that
a bill bill be passed incorporating the
Ashcroft & Cariboo railway.
The petition of F. C. Cotton and the
News-Advertiser, praying for incorporation was received. Also the petition of
the residents of Nicola Valley re the
grasshopper pest.
The petition of Robert Dexter re claim
against Reed Brothers uud the government wns laid over a few days.
Mr. Martin's petition from tho Fraser
River Gold Gravels Syndicate, Limited,
and Alfred St. G. Hammersley, for a
private bill to incorporate "The Fraser
itiver Gold Gravels Syndicate,Limited"
wns ruled out of order, as the speaker
said the petition was signed by the
shareholders und not by the company,
und was therefore not iu proper form
und could not be received in its present
shape.
Mr. Martin, chairman, reported for tho
Standing Orders nnd Private Bills committee, thut they had complied with the
rules in the consideration of the several
bills and measures and aBked that time
be extended ten days for the receiving
of private bills. Alter considerable discussion the report was amended and the
time entended.
Col. Baker asked leave to introduce a
bill entitled "An Act to amend the
Crows Nest and Kootenay Railway Company Act, 1888." Bill read a first time
and referred to the standing committee
on Railways.
Mr, Cunningham asked leave to introduce a bill entitled "An Act to incorporate the New Westminster Street
Railway Co." Bill read a first timeand
referred to the Private Bills and Standing Orders, commit tee.
Mr. Cunningham aaked leave to introduce a bill to amend the "Coquitlam
Water WorkB Act, 1886." Bill read a
first time and referred to the committee
ou Standing Orders and Private Bills.
Hon. Mr. Davio moved the second
reading of the "Small Debts Act Repeal
Bill." The reason for introducing this
measure hud been already alluded to in
previous speeches. The act had been
framed originally on account of the difficulty merchants and tradesmen had
experienced in collecting small bills, and
hud been introduced by himself when a
private member. Many complaints
had arisen that this act waB
abused in Vancouver and to a less degree in other places, He was not
prepared to say how far thoBe reports
were correct, but Mr. Bole when he
occupied his seat in the House was ver)'
pronounced iu his opinion as to the
repeal of the act with regard to Vancouver. What thiB uct had been made for
was uow done away with by the appointment of County Court judges on the
mainland, therefore it must be apparent
thnt the present act wus no longer
needed and consequently ItB repeal was
asked. It was not desirable to allow
non-stipendiary men to adjudicate in
•laoow nf. thla nnfcimi. Hfahlj* altillnd
men had bueu appointed to the positions
of County Court judges in many of the
British colonies, and in England itself
only barristers of eleven years standing
could occupy the position, the emoluments of which wero vory heavy, £1,200
a year being tho salary of an English
County Court judge. And if a country
like Great Britain with her vast population and centuries of experience found it
profitable aud right to appoint such men
it certainly ought to be an example
which British Columbia could follow
advantageously. In view of all those
considerations he theroforo moved the
second rending of the bill.
Mr. Semlin asked the honorable
mover if lie had hud any correspondence
ou this subject with the city council of
Vnucouver. lt had decn said tho act
was passed mainly in the interests of
Vuncouver city yot he believed the
couucil of thut city had objected to Its
repeal. People of all classes weru continually coming into aud going out of
Vnncouvor; most of them hud no stuke
in the country nnd the collection of
small debts among such a population
wus a light mutter. He neither advocated the repeal or continuation of tho
act, all he. wanted was information.
Hon. Mr. Davie said he had received
a communication from the Vancouver
council stating that if the act were repealed thoy would ask for a County
Court judge. This communication had
not changed his opinions in regard to
the repeal of the act. There was uo
excuse for its continuance, und if it wero
ropenled uo doubt a County Court judge
would be uppointed to reside in Vancouver.   New westininster haa two.
Mr. Orr aBked if the repeal of the act
would iu any way change the functions
of the stipendiary magistrate und interfere with tho workings of the County
Court.
Hon. Mr. Dnvio said it would not interfere with the jurisdiction of the courts
at all.
Hon. Mr. Beaven said hu did not see
any reason for tho repeal of the Small
Debts Act. It wub necessary that an act
of this kind should bc ou the statute
books; there wus one good fenture iu
the ad which met one of our most severely-felt wants, and that wus Ihe facilitating of the collection of smull debts
and accounts by merchants and stunll
tradesmen. Thu reuaon for thu partial
failure of the uct was that the mugis-
truteB did not get euough fees for services rendered. But that waB far from
beiug a valid reason for tho repeal oftho
act. Ho wanted to know what harm it
would do to allow thia act to remain ou
tho statute books. It certainly docs no
hurin to tho rest of the province. The
repeal of this net would tnko awny some
of the just rights that the people of Vancouver enjoy. Ho therefore hoped the
hon. Attorney-General would withdraw
his bill. It might be years beforo a resident judge waa uppointed to Vancouver,
They all anew with what extreme show-
ers the Dominion Government moved
and they knew to what serious inconvenience the businoss men of Vancouver
would be put should this act be repealed
at tho present timo. It muy do a great
deal of harm to Vancouver's commercial
interests.
Hon. Johu Robson snld thut it wns
only too well known whnt abuses had
resulted from the delay iu repealing this
net under the impression that County
Court Judges should first be appointed.
The ground of its non-repeal last session
was that It hnd been thought better to
leave the act in force until. tho County
Court Judges got into doing this work.
Great evils cortninly did arise out of tho
administration of this uct. Tho honorable Leader of the Opposition had laid
great struBS on the condition of Vancouver under this act, They wanted a resident judge there and thoy evidently intended to use the act as a leverage to
gut one. That is whnt thoy rually wnnt.
In his own opinion there ought to be a
resident judge in that city; there aro
two hi Now Westminster city a placo of
much smaller population, uud considering the population of Vnncouvor  there
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THE DOMINION ESTIMATES.
The Dominion estimates for tbe fiscal
year ending June 30,1891, are to hand,
und show tho following proposed increases iu general expenditure over
those of the same departments for 18811-
00: Civil government, (38,105; administration of justice, 128,850; police, $2,-
000; penitentiaries, $9,370; arts, agriculture and statistics, (188,500; immigration, (0,390; superannuation, (19,-
040; fisheries, (5,000; superintendence
of insurance, (600; government of Northwest territories, (20,750; customs, (17,-
720; excise, (11,045; culling timber, (9,-
150; railways and canals, (145,745; public works, (2,500; post office, (33,070; redemption of debt, (2,000,081.
The following appropriations for British Columbia, for the purposes mentioned, appear in the estimates : Circuit allowances, (0,000, un increase of
» (3,000 over last year; salary of chief
justice, (5,820; one puisne judge, (4,850;
three puisne judges, at (4,000 each, (12,-
000; salary of four county court judges,
at (2,400 each (a new expenditure altogether), (9,000. The appropriation for
the provincial penitentiary at this city
for the ensuing year foots up (47,434, an
increase of (3,043. - This increase is apportioned ub follows : Salaries, (1,240,
of which the warden gets (50, deputy
warden (50, accountant, storekeeper and
schoolmaster (50, steward (30, carpenter (30, hospital overseer (a new appointment and expenditure), (500,
keeper (100, guards (550; officers' uniforms, (350; maintenance, (2,753; working expenses, (1,000; industries, (2,000.
The figure given above, (*!,i)4!l, represents the net increase in tho penitentiary appropriation, the estimates showing a decrease in the following items:
Salaries, (120 (chaplains (50, messenger
aud guard (70); miscellaneous, (4,300.
For public buildings, general repairs
and improvements, for British Columbia, there is in tho estimates the munificent sum of (3,000; and for Victoria military buildings, (15,000. The
harbors and rivers of the Province are
assigned a total appropriation of (40,-
600, divided as follows: Victoria harbor,
(0,000; Nanaimo — removal of Nicol
Rock, (5,000; general repairs and improvements, (3,000; Cowichan River,
(1,000; Fraser River, (20,000; Columbia
River — improvements above Golden,
(5,000; Coquitlam River, (500; Columbia River—improvements between Revelstoke and Arrow Lake, (0,000,   For
dlclgiug tilde in a nc pointi    itoni i» tko
estimates, for British Columbia, of (15,-
000, the same appropriation ns lust year.
The sum of (3,400has beon appropriated,
under the heading of telegraph lines, to
complete the connection of Bonilla
Point and Cape Beale with Victoria,
B.C. The estimates show that the mail
subsidy of (7,500, heretofore puid for
stoain communication between New
New Westminster and Victoria, haa
been withdrawn altogether, whicli is a
matter about which the Dominion Government will hoar vory shortly. The
appropriation of (5,000 of lust year to
provide a small steam launch for tlie
use of the Indian Department lu this
Province has also been withdrawn. For
the Indians of British Columbia generally thero appeats In the estimates the
sum of (66,910, an increase of (3,570 over
last year's appropriation. To cover the
salaries and contingent expenses of the
several ports of the Province there is an
appropriation for tlio ensuing year of
(45,665, an increase of (750. The assistant inspector of postoffices for British
Columbia gets a raise in his salary of
(50, (1,300 instead of (1,250, uud an in
crease of (960 ia inado in the appropriation for third class railway mall clerks.
The provisional allowance ou ordinary
salaries of the post office department, to
meet the exceptional increased cost of
living in Manitoba, the Northwest territories and British Columbia, has been
decreased from (14,000 to (7,000, which
Ib significant, or insignificant, just according to how you look at it. The Dominion lands agent's salary, Now Westminster, iB reduced from (2,800 to (1,-
500, a reduction of (1,300, nnd that of
the crown timber agent gets u "boost'
of (200, from (1,000 to (1,800; and the
reading of tho estimates is concluded,
memory green. The tale is a pretty
one, and should be true, if the romance
attaching to the Hth of February is to
be maintained, but, like a great many
other cherished ideas once fondly believed, it has to give way before the
ruthless investigations of the antiquarian
and the critic. In his " Illustrations of
Shakespeare," Mr. Douce has suggested
that the customs attaching to the festival of St. Valentine were merely borrowed by the early Christian clergy
from the heathen rites of the Romans,
and there is a great probability in the
suggestion.
In rural England and upon the European continent, more especially in Lorraine and Maine in France, St. Valentine's day is observed by a somewhat
curiouB custom, says Chambers. On
the eve of the day, an equal number of
maids and bachelors assemble, and proceed to inscribe upon slips of paper the
names of an equal number of other
maids and bachelors of tlieir acquaintance. These papers ure theu put into
receptacles, and theu each oue present
draws as in a lottery, the maids from
the receptacle holding the papers with
bachelors' names, and the bachelors
vice-versa. The person drawn becomes
the valentine of the drawer. It will be
apparent to the reader that, besides get*
ting a valentine, one naturally becomes
the valentine of somebody else, and
Misson has with sly humor observed
that "the man generally stuck faster to
the valentine that hud fallen to him
than to hor to whom he had  fallen.
During the fifteenth century it was
customary for valentines to exchange
presents, but later this seems to have
dropped off, us far ub the lody was concerned. Then, and for some centuries
tutor, the keeping of St. Valentine's day
was a fashionable and courtly custom,
Pepya speaks in his diary ns to the almost universal observance of thiB day,
whilst references to it are to be found
scattered up and down the writings of
alinoBt every writer, famous or obscure,
evon to our own day. There is, perhaps, in the wholo range of fiction nothing more amusing than the account in
Pickwick of how Sam Weller sent a valentine to the pretty housemaid of whom
he was enamoured. The humor of the
whole thing is greatly enhanced by the
faithfulness to life with which it is
drawn. The remarks of the elder Weller, betwoen tiie draws from his clay
pipe, are better reading than the most
able criticism ever put to paper. Charles
Dickens was well able to delineate the
rich humor obtainable from such a situation, and Sam or his father never appear in all the book to such advantage
as in their joint effort at the concoction
of a valentine. In these days the sweet
comedy of valentine sending haa sadly
degenerated, aud it is now considered
somewhat vulgar to acknowledge even a
bare recognition of the customs peculiar
to the day, but for all that many a female heart will look eagerly for letters
to-morrow, and if they Bhould come.
will beat the faster aB the envelopes are
broken.     _^^_______
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
VALENTINE'S   DAY.
The sentimental and Bomewhnt silly
custom of observing St. Valentine's day
is fast dying out, although even to-day
there are out of the way corners of the
world where may be found devotees to
the old traditions attaching to the observance of the festival of the patron of
true lovers, Who was St. Valentine,
and how comes it that his nnine has for
centuries been invoked by the youtliful
fancy which "lightly turns to thoughts
of love 1" The answer to such a question Is somewhat difficult to obtain, for
in the Acta Sanctorum a large number
of saintB of that name figure, and there
is nothing to indicate why nny special
ono of them should be tho patron of
youthful affection more than nnothor.
There is, however, a pretty tradition
which affords a cine to the Identification
of the individual whose name is inseparably associated with the pictures so common In our youthful days of a hoart
transfixed by an arrow from the bow of
achubby little fellow, having two very
largo wings, but Buffering from a scantiness of attire which seemed to reflect
greatly on the prudence of his mother,
It is Bald that in the middle ages there
was, in Germany, a bishop who was
muoh distressed because there were in
his diocese a lurge number of young
girls unable to marry on account of the
want of a dowry. To remedy this evil
hii grace yearly set apart a sum of money
to provide the dots necessnry, and this
laudable action of his, so the story goes,
has given liim immortality, aud kept his
Robert Louis Stevenson arrived ut
Apia, Samoa, on December 7, and has
since been busy thero collecting material for future works.
There has been a monster baby show
in Melbourne, Australia. Upwards of
700 infants were on view and 30,000
people went to see them. The exhibition has aroused au indignant protest
against the employment of babos for the
entertainment of adults.
At Cnstua, n small town in Austria,
all the couples who become engaged during the year are united in the bonds of
wedlock at one and the same marriage
ceremony. In virtue of this ancient
ceremony, 30 young women were the
other day led to the altar.
In one city at least John Smith hus to
tako a buck seat. Tlie directory of Min
eapolis reveals the fact that thore are in
that city 2,000 Ole Olesons, 1,010 Erick
Ericksons, 1,215 Nols Nelsons und 1,011
John Johnsons. Evidently Minneapolis
Ib somewhat of a Scandinavian city.—
Ex.
A farmer noar Western, Noh.,
ceived a surprised the other day, says
an exchange. After his favorite cow
had died, as he supposed, he hitched up
hfs team and carried the carcass to the
bone yard. The surprise and tableau
took place when, on returning to the
scene with. a butcher knife to remove
her hide, he was met by the faithful an
imal slowly making her way back home.
A peculiarity about the blind is said
to be that there is seldom ono of thom
who smokes. Soldiers and sailors ac
customed to smoking and who hnve
lost their sight In action, conthiue to
smoke for a short while, but soon give
up the habit. Thoy say that it gives
them no pleasure when thoy cunnot see
the smoke, aud,some have snid thnt
they cannot taste tho smoke unless they
seo it,
A correspondent of the New York
Tribune thus breaks out: "What's the
use of pretending that Dr. Tahnago's
sermons are really cabled from the cast?
Everybody knows that he prepares all
his sermons in advance, so that they
muy be sent by mail tothe newspaper
syndicate which paya him for them,
This haa boen his practice for years, and
I don't know that he has over made the
slightest concealment of it."
One of the fow remaining veterans of
the first Napoleon's wars lost his lifo
through the Brazilian revolution. Old
William Schrenweber, who was born in
Hanover in January, 1780, made the
campaign of Russia in 1812 under Napoleon, and fought against him at Leipzig
under Blucher. He emigrated to Brazil in 1820, and served for somo years in
tho bodyguard of the first Emperor Dom
Pedro. He wns for a long time personally attached to the service of the boy
crown princo, uow Dom Pedro II, He
lived at Paruua, lu Southern Brazil, on
a pension from- the emperor. Last year
ho kopt his hundredth birthday. He
died of shock a fow hours after hearing
tho news of his muster's disposition nnd
expulsion from the country.
Mark Twain is a close-knit, profuse-
haired mau of quiet manner, with shaggy, protruding eyebrows nnd u dropping
reddish mustache, tinged with gray. Ho
speaks slowly and measurcdly, sometimes lingering over a word and thon accelerating the speed of the next fow so
as to make up for the delay. Ho waxes
oloquent on tho subject of international
copyright, and has a habit when talking
of staring fixedly at some imaginary object, as If ho had got hold of an idea and
was determined to keep in sight of it,
He writes a youthfully legible hand, but
pigeon-holes a story for some years after
writing it, and is not chary of his autograph when properly asked for. He
lives next door to Harriet Beecher
Stowe; takes a long walk daily; smokes
a corncob pipe; is seldom seen in New
York, and can drivo a bargain. He has
more offers to lecture than any other
man in America, aud an accomplished
wife, who is utterly at a loss to see any
fun in his books. He is rising five and
fifty, doesn't look it, wears eye-glasses,
and can get a laugh out of a grindstone
or a civil engineer.—Once a Week,
Few people, even in England, observes
nu exchange, realize of what great importance it is to that country's interests
iu Africa that her government should
maintain a firm stand with regurd to
Portuguese aggression in Nyassahmd.
It is made clear, however, iu a recently
published brochure on the subject by the
Rev. Horace Waller, who was with
Livingstone on the Zambesi nnd took
part in the establishment of English influence in that region. Mr. Wnller
Bays: Nyassahmd is a Majubu hill of
higher latitudes, with Boers, Portuguese and Germans round its base. It
is for us to hold or bolt. If wo decide
on the first course, we shall do something towards staying a tide which
threatens to sweep away the last vestige
of self-respect and the last hem and
stitches of the Imperial Union Jack in
South Africa. If we bolt before the
Portuguese or consent to be dumdlddled
iu arbitration, or to refer our case to a
European court—us soon as we can find
two states unprejudiced ugainst us—in
order thnt it may be decided whether
our title-deeds are good or not, then the
following will be our fate to a certainty.
From south to uorth there will be one
note of triumph, but it will not be ours,
nor will it come from civilization und
advancement. Tho Africander ou Table
mountain will shout to the Boer on
Mujuba hill; the Portuguese adventurer
will take up the pleasing refrain, which
will travel from lake to lake, and lake to
lake of England's discovery, till the
Mahdists iu Emm's country, and the
Muhdi himself at Khartoum exclaim
"IiiBhnllnh I"—It is tho will of God!
Fort Moody Notes.
Tho. Queen streot station, at Port
Moody, is now completed, and a deputation went down to wait on Mr. Abbott
yesterday morning aud hand over the
building to the C. P. R. Co, The station
is quite a credit to the promoters, beiug
raised by local contributions with some
outside assistance, nnd it is to be presented to the Railway as a tribute of
good faith und a renewal of friendly in
terconrse.
A meeting to elect a delegate, and to
form a branch of the Mainland Association, will assemble at the Caladonia
Hotel Thursdny night. A lively timo is
expected.
A social dance is to hike place
Clark's Hall St. Valentines eve. Invitations are being issued by II. J, Goater,
secretary of-the managing committee.
The tug Buzz is buzzing hero, making
tho bay look lively with booniB of rail
way ties.
Gardeners ure importing lurge quantities ul'seed frum J. S. Pearce & Co., of
Loudon, Ont., and arc giving ns high as
75 cents per pound for seed potatoes.
Port Moody jieople have Borne intention of showing what they can do at the
next fall show.
The Daily Columbian, published at
New    Wootminufcor,   fl.- O..   M-ltioli    -mie
completely wiped out by fire a few weeks
ngo, is again to hand looking hotter
than ever. A uew plant hus been put
in, and a handsome paper is now turned
out, n size or two larger thnu the old
issue beforo the Uro.—Winnipeg Com
viercial.
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MORAL  COWARDICE.
Vacillating   Creatures    Who Hnve   IrfMt
Confidence In Their Owu Position.
It has been said by devotees of Shakespeare thut every thing can be found in
his plays; aud certainly tho boat de
scrip tion of    tho   nowoBt intellectual
foible of mankind is to be found there.
The   "nativo  hue  of  resolution'* was
never so  '.'staklied o'er with tho palo
east of though t" an it is nowadays, whon ,
skepticism attacks otlier tilings than i
belief in ihoology.   Not only liavo mqn
begun to doubt tho creeds, and tlio accepted moralities, and in a certain num-
■  ber of casos, tho existence of a sentient
Creator; not only do tbey cull on all institutions to givo avalid reusonfor their
existence, but they aro inclined to doubt
tlieir own light to bo or to act, toques-
tion whothor thoy aro not. thomsolvos
mistaken, and to ai'guo thut it would bo
either morally or Intellectually wrong
to resist tluisu who intend to sweep
thom away.   They have, to uso popular
language,  no    " confidence   in   tholr
own position,'1 not on account of any
want In the position itself, but of an
inner skepticism either as to their capacity to fill it, or more gonorai ly—-self-
conceit showing no sign of approaching
death—of-tho riglitfulnoEs or utility of
the position itself.   It is usual,   we
think, tn our day to regard thla condition of mind as rather a flno one.   Such
doubts, it ls said, show an opon mind,
capable of sympathizing even with opposition.   If that is so, it is a rare instance
of correct thought producing weakness,
for we may be sure that no man thus
skeptical of himsolffandjtho rightfulness
of his own position will over do bis
whole duty, especially that part of It,
self-defense, which ls often so essential;
but we quostion whether tbo condition
ii admirable at all.   There is, wo fancy,
quite aB much weakness as virtue in it,
or intellectual   openness either.   Ono
likes a npntry to go on pacing, aud not
to be so ready to argue with tho first
comer whether sentries can bo part of
the divinely-appointed scheme.   An incapacity of fully believing is not a i
titrength, but only a sign of a mind
which may In rare cases be strong,  but
is moro often flabby and undecided.   A
man may think his position or occupation wrong, and then he  Is bound to
leavo ft; but tt he does not think ao, he
should quell his doubts, and do tho duty
he was set by Providence or bis own
history, to do.   Wo should never blame
an offloer for throwing up bla commission rather than command iu a war ho
believed to be utterly unjust; but if ho
doos not beliove that, and only doubts
that In commanding in a war ho ia somehow out of place, and intellectually a
little ridiculous,   we should say his
duty was to do tho work before him aa
well aa ho knew how.   Wo suppose it is
thought whicb produces these hesitations of our day.   Sbakespearo thought
so, and ho knew human naturo as we
can uot pretend to do;   but It sometimes occurs to ns that It may not be
thought at all.   There may be forms of
moral     cowardice    as     independent
of     thought     as      physical      cowardice      ia      sometimes     of      the
will,  and  almost as    mueh   exempt
responsibility.     Men    admire
1 had not many encounters with the
large black ants, which affect a rather
drier climate than Calcutta.   But in a
house where thero is a colony of large
black ants established no placo Ib safe
from their ravages, and their bite is
quite as savage and painful as that of
tlio largo red ants. Tho white ants probably "take tho cake," according to modorn phraseology, as tho greatest nuisances of their kind.   A white ant baa
several forma, but perhaps his most dangerous form is that ln which he ia more
liko a white maggot than an ordinary
ant.   In this maggot form tho white
anta work under cover of a tunneling
of Hoft mud, which they manufacture for
thomsolvos, possibly with the Intention
of concealing their mischief.   But the
tunnel I'm* innately betrays them, and no
timo. Bhould be lost in breaking open
tlio tunnel and destroying tho working
party that will bo found inside.   If an
unwary   travoler,    arriving    lato   at
night,    leavea   his   portmanteau
tho    floor    of    his   room    in    tbo
vicinity of whito anta, he will probably
discover in the morning that tho enemy
bave found theirwayin and mado havoc
of hisgarmonts.   Thoy will carry tholr
tunnel up tbe log of a tablo or sideboard
to got at tho contents of a drawer.
Nothing is sacred to tbem.   In tho public offices of Govornniont tbo white ant
is ready to make himsolf record keeper,
lio getsinto a liiuullii of papors and eats
thorn. Ifai'ofoi'oucuJsiioedod tosomoold
paper, tho clerk who goes to tho bundle
finds that It hus been resolved into a
muss of muddy pulp.   I knew a case
where thoy atu some bank notes in a
native merchant's cheat, but luckily for j
him  the f ragmen ts wore iil-n tillable.
Moro than once they have i u vadpd it Government treasury, and liavo destroyed
many precious  sheets  of  tho   stamp*,
manufactured by Messrs. Do la Kuo &
Co., which were ln the store of tho district collector.   As the collector is held
personally responsible for the value of
the stamps, his dismay at finding the
white ants in his stamp chests, or alio iraha, can be easily conceived.—C. T.
Buckland, in Longman's Magazine.
THE DAILY COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMIKSTfiB, B. 0., FEBRUARY  13, 1890.
GOOD   SHEf-l-**   STORIES.
from
strength, and liavo studied it, and know
' evon how to gonorate it; out thoy havo
boen neither so patient nor so observant about weaknosa.   Wo suspoct that
there aro  a good many men like tbo
poot Cowper, who literally could not
faco his position as clerk of tho Houso
of Lords, and, long boforo his mind had
given way, threw it up Ina fit of self-
distruatlng horror.   That was not a result ot thought at all, but, if bo waa
sane, of a weakness exactly corresponding ln  tbo mind to cowardice in the
physical naturo.   It Ib a quality to be
lamented over,  and sometimes pitied;
but it is nover praiseworthy.   Indeed,
it never Is praised, except by thoso who
liko   Us    results,   and who,   desiring
change, aee that under tlio operation of
this dread responsibility, this uncertainty as to duty, this doubt whether any
thing but renunciation can ovor bo right,
no stable  thing can exist.   The man
who doos not believo in bis own functions, bo thoy king's or beadle's, is certain to bo partially useless, and though
he may bo sometimes an enlightened
man unablo not to seo tho ridiculous
aspect of his crown or his red coat, be
may bo also, and usually ls, much of a
moral coward.   Nine times out of ten
the work you have to do ls work you
ought not to shirk, and to leavo that
work undone because of faint Inner hoa-
itatioua, especially If you never acton
them when ull ia amootb, is nothing but
shirking, which would bo discreditable,
but that tho wholo world ls doubtful
whether any  mun has a  right to any
thing, even to tho position in which
Providence has obviously placed blm.- ■
London Spectator.
LIFE  IN  THE TROPICS.
Encounter* of Travelers with   the  Red
■ad lilatifc AnU or India.
I am not suro if tbo Indian ants are
identical with those which are tho subjects of Sir John Lubbock's interesting
experiments. When a man .arrives in
Calcutta his acquaintance with the
small rod ants soon begins, I shall
nover forget tho jump that a friend gave
when he first saw a train of red ants on
tbe floor. He was a stout English man,
newly arrived from homo, and with an
innate horror of Insect life. He though t
the train of ants was a snako. Thoy
were merely a marauding party out on
an expedition to plunder the sugar
basin on tbe breakfast table. Some
active ant scout had discovered that one
end of the table-cloth touched tho
ground, and so afforded a passage to the
sugar on tbo broukfast table. Instantly
the expedition had beon organized, and
thero was a continuous, stream of anta
from tbe hole in the wall whore they
dwelt, along the floor, up the tablecloth, on to the sugar basin. With a
sideboard ln which any thing sweet is
kept li is usual to put brass saucers full
of water under the feet, bo as to keep
tbe ants put. The water must be constantly ebangod, for If It gota covered
with auit, ot any debris tbat will curry
tbo woight of an ant, tho little creatures
Boon find it out and oross tho moat It
is always expodtent to havo tho feet of
your bed planted In brass saucers, full of
water, so aa to prevent the ants getting up
Into the bed.   I was acquainted with a
I lady wbo suffered severely from neglecting ibis precaution,    'ihe doctor had
given ber somo ointment to rub on ber
arm for a rheumatic pain, and she applied it when she wont to bed.   During
the night sho suffered considerable pain,
wbloh Bho attributed to the working of
the ointment    Whon daylight oame
great was her horror to find tbat she
was being eaten alive by & swarm of
red ants, whioh hod been attracted by
some sweet ingredient in the ointment,
and had bitten through her skin Into
her flesh, so that she oarried the scars ot
. the wounds to hor grave.   No doubt the
| rbPHmatio pain was curod, but the remedy was a good deal worse than the disease,   Th« largo red ants,  similar to
those described In tho Queen's Scotoh
I Journal as attacking a royal Princess,
[' are usually met with out shooting.   Aa
I you are passing under a tree In your
howdah the elephant'puts up his trunk
,  at the bidding of the Mahout to break
off some projecting branch, and in an
instant you find yourself coverod with
a shower ot red anta who have been
Sptcntcklng on that particular branch.
VTho rapidity wltb which they will at-
, tack you en your faco and hands, get
down  the back of your neok, and up
your logs, !■* moro easily imagined than
doaoribed. und,you will have a vory unpleasant quarter ot an hour until you
can get rid of them all.
A Follow-My-Loader 0aino That Wm Very
Disastrous,
Soveral "sheop-mon" from the Inland
Empire were guthered around tho stovo
at one of the hotels discus*;! ng tho prospects for mutton this whiter and wool
next spring and the prvilts to bo made
by driving shoep to tho Willamette to
winter, and at last they got to telling
stories about sheop.
One told about the captain of a
schooner who had a band of sheep on the
deck of his vessel. As he was turning
and twisting tbo wheel to keep the
schooner ou her course tho old ram, who
headed the flock, taking umbrage at his
motions, came up behind hiin and at
ono fell swoop butted bim ovor the
wheel. Tiio enraged captain seized his
woolly assailant and throw bim overboard, when, prostol away wont tho
wholo flock, popping over the rail, one
it fie i another, into the sea. Bouts wero
lowered and wilh much labor a portion
of tbo flock wa-i mived.
Anothor told :t Htory which Illustrated
tho same follow,*my-loudm* trait in the
character of shppp. At a port on tbe
sound ono evoning just after tbo deck-
bauds had got all tho frolghb stowed
away, thero camo down llvo hundred
sheep to bu put on board. All hands
weru vexed because of the delay and
troublo connected with shipping them,
but finally a pen was mado of hurdles
between deck's and a gangway rigged,
and in tho dusk all was ready to take
tho sheep on hoard, and they wero started down tho gangway, The first ono, us
ho st'ritolc tlie deck, saw an opening in
tlie other sido of tho bo.it, across which
ahimlio had biKin placed. Instead of
going along to tho corral prepared, this
sheep mado a running jump, cleared tho
hurdle and landed iu the suit chuck
alongside. Evory oneof the bund followed suit, und iu a short timo flvo bundred shoop wero struggling in Uio wator.
The captain* having seen tho lust one
godowu tho plank, yelled out: "All right
down tlii-re','" An answer camo back:
'All right, sir; send them down." "Send
tbem down," roared the oaptain, "haven't
you tho sheep down there?" "Not a
sheop, sir," was tho reply, and Investigation showed that there was not a
sheep on tho boat Tho captain could
not delay any longer and ao steamed
away, and only a small numbor of the
sheop ever got ashore.—Portland Ore-
gonian.     	
AN  AERONAUT'S  LUCK.
He Tells A Story nml In Compelled to Silence an Iiupoi'tlnent Man.
"Yes, I saw that account of the aeronaut who mado an ascension from Honolulu and fell into the sea to be devoured by sharks," replied tho man in
tho plaid ulster, "and It forcibly reminded me of my own adventure on the
Pacific coast."
Being urged to give us tbe story in all
its details, he hesitatingly consented,
and, according to tbe New York Sun, said:
"In the year 1800 I made an ascension
from San Francisco, The upper current
of air took mo out to sea, aa in this caae.
We had no parachutes in thoao daya, but
tbe balloon was inflated for only a short
trip. When ton milea at sea It began to
descend, and where do you suppose I
landod?"
"In tbe water, of course," replied the
man from Milwaukee.
"But I didn't I gently descended on
the dock of a large ship which had boen
dismasted In a storm and afterward
abandoned by hor crew. She was loaded
wtth a oargo worth $400,000, and I sailed
her into port and got 8175,ooo salvage as
my share."
"You didl You say she was dismasted?'
"Yes, sir."
"Thon how did you sail her in?"
"Do you doubt my word, sir?"
"Oh, no; but I want tho particulars."
"Well, sir, I sailed hor ln, as I satd
before, and that's onough. Any ono who
wants any further particulars will be
considered aa doubting my voracity, and
it is nocdloss to add that tbe man who
doubts my voracity—I"
Here he took from his pooket a large,
long knife, tried the edge on his thumb
nail, and after a glance around returned
It to Its sheath. No furthor particulars
were asked for, and.tbesubjeotof conversation was changed to other pastures.
HER  MAJESTY  VICTORIA.
Albani Writes Entertainingly of
Her Home Life.
Mme. Albani in the Now York World:
A good deal has been said lately in the
newspapers concerning Queen Viotoria,
but so muoh of it is calculated to give
false Impressions with regard to tbe
Queen that I am tempted to send you a
fow notes about her, and, as I have had
tbe honor for a long timo past of personally being acquainted with her Majesty,
I hope you will believe they are true.
With regard to the Queen's publio capacity it is needless for me to speak,
as oil the world knows how sho has fulfilled her numerous and arduous duties,
and I shall therefore confine myself to
ondeavorlng to give some .Idoa of her
private lifo, and especially of hor in her
Scotch highland home, as It is there
that I have seen bor most and have had
tho boat opportunity of judging.
Tho Queen rises early in the morning,
and after breakfast roads and answers
her lotters and transacts business. She
is fond of the open air, and if the
weather be favorable often haa her papers takon into a tent or summer-house
upou tho lawn, whioh commands an extensive and most lovely view of Looh-
nagar, Its surrounding mountains and
the valley of tbe Dee.
Aftor tbls comes a walk or a drive ln
a pony carriage, and then luncheon, at
which no ono Ib ever presont except
members of the royal family.
During the afternoon tbe Queen takes
a long drive, ofton extending to over
thirty miles and always In an open carriage. She dlnos late, never before 6:80
p. m. , An hour spent in the drawing-
room talking with the guests who may
have been invited finishes the day, and
the Queon retires to rest.
The Queen is faithful to her old
friends and thoughtful for every body
with whom she comes in contact, remembering tbe smallest details about
thom, their families, and their occupations, and giving evidence of this at
most unexpected moments, A circumstance whioh happened to me justifies
strongly tho truth of this. Four years
ago I waa singing at the Royal Opera at
Berlin, and was not even aware that the
Queen knew of my engagement there.
I, soon after my debut, was at a large
dinner party at the English Embassy,
and sitting next to me was one of tho
gentlemen of the Crown Princess' household. During dinner he put into my
hand a telegram, telling me to read it
This waa from the Queen to ber daughter
(now the Empress Frederick), recommending me to her and desiring her to
do all she could for me Needless to
say that after this I was so excited that
I could eat no dinner, and I insisted on
keeping the telegram, one of my
precious souvenirs.
Her Majesty is fond of music and Is a
good musician. She studied music with
Mendelssohn and singing with Lablacho.
As a consequence of this teaching sbe
prefers the old Italian music to any
othor, but at the same time she can appreciate any thing tbat Is good In the
modorn music. This I know from experience, as I have sung all kinds of
music to her, tbo now and tho old. The
Queen ia much touched by a simple,
Homely balMd, and alter i nave sung to
her songs liko "Robin Adair" or "Old
Folks at Homo" I havo seen tears in her
oyes.
She has beon in retirement for a groat
many years, and during that time has
not been present at a singlo operatic
performance; yot sho remembers well
tho old artists and tho mannor In
which they rendered the various well-
known roles. For lnstanoo, when I told
hor that I was studying tho "Huguenots,"
and was going to sing it in America, she
said that was one of her favorito operas;
that sho thought Mario waa superb as
Rnoul, and that although Oi'Ii-d .-mug
the music splendidly, she never realized
her idea of tho character of Valentino.
Tho Queen horsolf looks after tbo
welfare of all her tenants and servants.
and if any one of thom Is sick she ia the
first ono to pay them ft visit aud tako
thom little comforts.
During her stay iu Scotland she takes
a pleasure during her drives iu stopping
at various cottages to ask aftor tlio wol-
faro of the inmates. When so occupied
tbo Queen ls as kind and simplo as any
ordinary lady could bo. When she paid
me one other first visits and took tea
with mo my littlo boy was no muoh
struok with thla that he said to me aftor
sbe was gone: "O mamma, what a little
woman for such a big Queen!" It is all
thla tbat has mado the Queen so beloved
by all her subjects.
I have endeavored in these few jottings to givo a slight idea of Queen
Victoria, and If in doing so I havo intruded myself too in uoh it fa because I
can not help It, tho above being my
personal experience of her Majesty.
liis proporty known
tiHtinif of Lot'171', Croup _
i, huvo uml except 128-10 acres con-
Estate of John Craig, late
of Ashcroft, Deceased.
TENDERS
WILL UK  RECEIVED   BY THE   UNDER-
signed "p to Jaimarv 'llm, 1BU0, for tlio
purchase of Uio r- -*■*- '
RANCH, consist!
hiK fflKJii aiws, hi      .....          __..
veyed to K. Dougherty; also, Lot 405, (Iroupl.
containing a! acrou.
Upon salil promises tlieio Is orccled aoom-
fovtabli! il welling limine, sluhle, lotieliiL', Irrigation illloli, An, Also, lino orchard hi-iirliig flrni-
eliiHu fruit.
The abovo land la situated at Ashcroft, wlthlu
half inllo of Railway Station, and Is •no of the
l»ent ranches lu the Provinco.
Tltlo, fee simple, mihjci't to a mortgage there*
on fiiril,«K) ami interest at ID per eent. from
December lfilh, 1HKM.
Further particular upon application to
FREDERICK HU8HEY,
Administrator.
Kaiulonps, Dec, 20th, 1881).
POSTPOtirEMENT.
The time fm* receiving lenders for the above
Is oxtended until 1st March, lffiW.
d fo8t 11! ¥. IIU9BKY.
F. CRAKE,
Practical Watchmaker & Manufacturing Jeweler
4 DOORS WEST FROM POST OFFICE.
Gold and Silver Watches, Chains, Diamond, Ruby-
Sapphire and Other Rings.
The beat quality of PLATED and TABLE WARE in all designs.
A Fine Assortment of Clocks
Spectacles and Eye-Glasses to suit all Sights.
Special  attention  to Watch   Repairing.    All   kinds  of   Jewelery
manufactured on tho premises by first-
clasH  workmen.
The Cheapest House In Town.-
BAPTIST CHUItOII, Ague. Slroot, Enst ol
Mnry Stroet Lord". Day nervine, at 11
a. in. anil 7 p. ni. Sabbath school ami lllblo I :1uhm
at '1:H0 p. in. All Heat. freo: Htrangurit cordially
weloomod.—Hev. Thou. Halilwln, pflHtor.
METHOIIIHI CHUUI.'II, Mary Slniol. Rov.
J. II. Whito, I'aHIor. Service, at 11 a. in.
aud 7 p. in. Sunday Sohool and lllblo Claim 2:11(1
p.m. Prayor Mooting on Thursdays nt 7:H0 p.m.
Meals Iron; strangers oonllally Invltod.
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Absolutely Pure.
This powder nover varies. A marvel of purity,
strength and wliotesomeness. More economical
thun the ordinary kinds, and cannot he sold ln
competition with tho multitudo of low tost,
short weight uliini or phosphate powders. Bold
only lu cans. Royal IUkino Powder Co., 100
Wall St., New York. dfcityl
CHURCH OF KNULAND.-HOLY TRINITY CHURCH; Rector. The Ulnlion. H,
MARY'B CHURCH; Rector, Tho Von. Archdeacon Woods. Hcrvlcus In hoth churches every
day. All soots freo. Ruth churches i.*.i*n all
day for private prayer.
MUKHltYTKKfAN CHUHCH (ST. AN
I DREW'S), curlier Carnarvon aud llliu-k
wood Hts. Hev. Tims. Hoouter, pastor. Services
at 11 a. in, and 7 p. tn,; timidity School and Hlblo
Class at '2M p. in.; Prayer Meeting on Thursda;
evenings at 7:iill.   Beats free;   stmugors we I
WHO IS YOUR SHOEMAKER?
JAS. ROUSSEAU
Can iill tho bill to a nicety, and supply everything in
FOOT  GEAR!
From the Tiny Slioelet of tho New Baby to the Brobdignagian
Brogan of the Solid llauchoi- from Wayback.
Give him a Call.
81 COLUMBIA STREET, WESTMINSTER.
CT- PAUL'S - REFORMED EPISCOPAL
O CHURCH, John Bt. (opposite ()iaui*o Hull);
Rev. Thos. Haddon, H. D,, Rector. Hervicoi
overy Bunday at U a. rn. and 7 p. in. Sunday
.._.....   .... *,|Wo (.)n(t|( nt o.yo,,_ „,_   Thursday
Heals free; ull ure cor
dially Invited.
K.
.-ROYAL LODGE N0.fi.   Regular Meet-
 Ing evory Tuesday evening at 8 o'elook,
Oddfellows'Hull.   Visit I in; Brethren weleomo.
-J. E. KNlMHT, K. nf It. AS.
IO. <l. T—EXCKLBIOR LODUE NO. B meets
• every Monday evening at 8 o'clock, m the
Temporanco Hnll, Colunibfa Ht. Visiting mem-
bora nro cordially invited.—W. C. Loyk, Reo.
Bee.
1890.
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_ ETY.-—The rogular meetings of this asso
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month, at 8 o'clock p. m. All Scotchmen aro
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inviteii toatteud.-
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J.S. MANSON
JIKHCIIANT TAILOR.
NOTICE.     M^
A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE FOOTBALL
toam, "1st fifteen," is called for to-morrow,
Thursday night, at 8 o'clock, ut W. J, Walker
A Co.'s olllco. By order,
J.S. CLUTE, Jr.
)12t3 Secretary,
»     UNION LODGE NO. 0, A. F.* A.M.
<feS^ The regular meetings of this Lodge
iSEm are held in the  Masonic Temple on
***X* the first Wednesday In each month, at
at. 7:''u o'clock p.m. Sojourning brethren are
cordially invited to attend.—W. C. Coath-ik,
BOARD OF TRADE.—Bonn! Room, Odd
Fellows' Brick Block (upstiilra). Council
meets on the first Wodnesday In each month, at
•J p. in. Quarterly meetings ou tlie Kind of Feb.,
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IMPERIAL
Fire  Insurance Company
OK LONDON.
Capital,    - "  -    £1,000,000 Stg.
ates as low a** *"» o(hi
doing business
dfelte
Rates na low as any othor reliable Company
'     •■'"'       In BriMsh Columbia.	
W. J. ARMSTRONG,
Agont Now West.
W. C. LOYE,
Fashionable Boot anil Shoe Maker
_fF Repairing neatly done. Cork sole work
a specialty,   orders promptly attended to,
Ci.AUKso-N Br., in rear of Colonial Hotel, next
to Rand Bros.' oflico. dfel
Tenders for Stumping Albert
Crescent.
rpENDEHB ADDRESSED TO THE CIIAIR-
J. mnn of tho Park Committoe will he recoived
nt the City Hall, up lo Thursday, Fob. 18th, at 6
p.m. Specification and form of tender enn be
seen at the City Clerk's oflice. dfelltd
TO CONTRACTORS.
rpENDERS WILL BE RECEIVED UP TO 6 P.M.
X on Saturday the 22nd inst. for tho erection
ola two-story residence on Mary street for Mr.
T. J. Armstrong.
Plans and specifications may bo seen at my
offlee.
Lowest or any tender uot necessarily accepted.
, G. W. GRANT,
Westminstor, Feb. 10.1800. Architect.
dfolOtfl
NOTICE.
Mainland  Association.
rplIK FIRST MHETINO OF THE CENTRAL
1 Executive nf the Mainland Association will
be hold iu tho CITY HALL In New Westmlnsloi
mi Snturdny, the loth Inst., at 8 p.m., and delegates arc requested to presont their credentials
iialf au hour before the time of meeting.
M. H. HIRBCHBERG.
dfellt-t Beo. pro torn.
LONDON MARKET.
FRONT STREET, NEW WESTMINSTER.
S.  MANAHAN,
DEALER in ALL KINDS of FRESH and SALT MEAT
HAMS, BACON, SAUSAGE, BOLOGNAS, ETC.
dfelte
British: Columbia: Meat: Market
Columbia Street, New WentminBter.
Van '!' Vol ken burgh '"'Bros.
WHOLESALE AND RETAL BUTCHERS.
MEAT PURVEYORS IN GENERAL FRESH AND CORNED MEATS
ALWAYS ON HANI).
Special lineB quoted for the shipping trade.   Family orders strictly attended to.
Hotels will Und it to their interest to place thoir ordors with the abovo lirm.
dlelto
LUNDBOM'S BUILDING, FRONT ST.
C. McDONOUGH,
ING, FRONT ST.     ■
CONSTANTLY ON HAND AN EXTENSIVE STOOK OP
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, BOOTS and SHOES, HATS and CAPS,
CROCKERY, GLASSWARE, ETC.
Hen's and lluy'tt Hulls.    Grent Variety of Household Article*.   Alio, Uraln, Be oils,
PutatoflRi Lime and General Htores.
N. R.—Farm Produce bought at market rates or sold on commission.   Orders from the Interior
omptly attended to. dwfeltc
promptly attended to.
BAKER BROS. & CO'Y
10 Chapel Walk, Bouth Castlo Bt., Liverpool,
England.
8 Bank RnlldliiBs, Columbia Street,* Now Wostmlnster, 1). C.
Shipping and. Commission
AQENTS,
General  Wholesale   Merchants   and
Importers.
Any description of Goods Imported to ordor
and   Custom   and   Ship Broking transacted.
Latest Freight and Market Quotations.
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1890.
HARPER'S MAGAZINE.
ILLUSTRATED.
WEBSTER'S GENIUS.
Machine for Battering llread.
Thore seems to be no limit to the Ingenuity of man. The latest and most
unique invention that I have heard of
is a machino for buttering broad. It is
used in connection with a patent bread-
cutter and Is intended for uso ln
prisonBt work-houses, and other reformatory institutions. There is a cylindrical-shaped brush, whioh Is fed
with butter, and lays a thin layer on
the bread as it comes from tho cutter.
The machine oan bo worked by hand,
steam orolectrioity, and has a capacity
of cutting and buttering 750 loaves of
bread an hour. The saving of buttor
and broad and tho decrease in tho
quantity of crumbs is said to ho vory
largo,        	
—Aooording to tho Boviata Christiana,
a Protestant periodical published in
Madrid, the Protestant churches in
Spain have no less than ono hundred
placed of Worship, from ohapels down to
a room to hold a few faithful. They
have flfty-slx pastors and thlrty-flve
evangelists. The congregations muster
0,104 persons of both mixes, 1,443 of
whom are rogular communicants. Attached to tho chapels are eighty Sunday-schools, attended by 8,981 pupils,
and managed by 188 teachers.
A new Shakespeare—lhe Shakespeare of Edwin A. Abbey—will lm presented iu Harper's
Magazine, for lKUO, wltli comments by Andrew
Lang. Harper's Magazine, has also made special
arrangements with Alphonse Daudet, the greatest of living French novelists, for the exclusive
publication, In serial form, of u humorous story
io bo entitled "The Colonists of Taraseon: tbo
ImhI adventures of tbo Famous Tartarln." The
story will bo translated by Henry James, and
Illustrated by Itossi uud Myrbucb.
W. D. Howells will contribute a novelette In
three parts, and Lafeadio Ileum a uoveletto In
An Instiiiieo Characterltftle of the Ore*'
Orator's Vcraiitlllty.
St. Georgo Tucker Campbell, of Phil
adolphla, a lawyer' ot distinction, onct
said, according to the Boston Transcript, that, having been retained in a
famous oase with Daniel Webster, who;
was detained by his duties in Washington, tho conduct of tho caso devolved
upon him, it being agreed that Mr. Webster should doliver tho closing argument But, said Mr. Campbell, day
after day went by without bringing him
until tho very last day bofore that on
whioh tho closing argument was to be delivered. I was ln despair, when Mr.
Webstor was announced. After tho life*
tie civilities had passed he asked me to|
tell him about tbe oase.
"Why," Mr. Webster, said I, "Is It
possible you know n-Jtbing of the case?'
"Nothing whatover," said he.   "Toll
mo about It." \wjmmtmm\
T was dumfoundod, and, pointing to a
pilo of testimony a foot doop on tbe
tablo, I said: "How am tto convey all
that to you tn the littlo time that li left
ua?"
"iVovor mind details! Give me the
oaso and'points,"*
He sat down and! gave him a rapid
synopsis of tho case, whtch took two
hours. One point I especially called to
his attention. The opposing counsel,
wore bent on securing a continuance of j
the caso, whilo our interests demanded
anlmraedlate decision. I cited tho fact]
that the other side had protracted tho
cross-examination excessively, occupying six days in tho oaso of ono witness.
Mr. Webster bade me good-night after
I hod concluded, and went to bod. The
next morning he oame Into court as
sorone and majestic as Jove himself,
whilo I was nervous and apprehensive
to the last degree. Ho bogan his uddress
to tho oourt with tbat stow, pondorous
gravity so oharactor Is tic of him in tho
outset of his forensic odoris, thon gradu*
ally warmed and quickened. 1 listened
spoil-bound, for in essence it was nothing but wbat I had pumped Into him.
But how transmuted and transformed)
Tho point as to tho cross-examination, to
which I have alluded, ho rendered thus;
"Thoy ask for a oonttnuanool Why,
may lt ploaso the court, thoy bave taken
at tbls hearing as much time In tho
cross-examination as tt took tbo Almighty to create tbe universe!"
My simple six days grow to the colossal figure 1 havo desoribed undor tho
maglo touch of his genius, and this Instance waa character!Bile of the whole.
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dfe!)       HAIU'EK & BROTHERS, Now York,
TIME JTABLE.
Str. ROBERT DUNSMUIR
LEAVES WEBTMIN6TER EVEHY MONDAY
morniug at 7 o'clock for Nanaimo, via Vancouver, returning Tuesday, via Vancouver.
I/eaves Wostmlnster every Wednesday at 7u.ra.
for Nanaimo direct, connecting with Island
railway and Comox steamer.
Leaves Nanaimo for Vancouver ou Thursdays
aud Fridays and returns same days,
I/eaves Nanaimo on .Saturday at 7 it. hi. for
Westminster direct.
For freight or pnssago apply on board, or lo T.
I.. Unions, C. P. N. wharf. dfoltc
TENDERS WANTED.
TENDERS WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE
. undersigned up to Saturday. Feb. isth,
tuul), for tbe erection of a two-story frame building for a hotel on tbe corner of Columbia,
Douglas and Blackie streets.
Plans aud specifications ean bo seen at the
Depot Hotel on and after Wednesday, 5th Fob.
The lowest or anv tonder not nocessarily ac-
epted. P. O. BILODKAIT.
"lew West., Feb. 1st, 1890. dfelld
li
THE TIME FOR RECEIVING THE ABOVE
tenders has been extended to Thunday
tho sioth Imt.
Land Kegisxry act.
In the Matter of a Portion of Section 16,
Range 5 West, Block 0 North, in the
District of New Westminster.
YIJHEREAB THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE
M No. It872tt, of James William Russell
Rowlino lo lho above hereditaments lias been
lost or destroyed nnd application has been
made to me for a duplicate thereof:
Notice is hereby given that such duplicate
Certificate of Title will bo Issued by me at the
expiration of ono montli from dato unloss In
the meantime valid objection be made to mo In
writing. T. O. TOWNLEY.
District Registrar.
ind Registry Offlce,
New Westminster, 12th Feb., 18P0.     dfel2i.il
NOTICE.
NOTICE IS HEREBY OIVEN THAT SIXTY
days after dato we intend to apply to tho
Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands anil Works
for permission to purchase ts,!i71 aeres, inoro or
less, being land covered by our Timber I/enso
L, sltuuto on a lake emptying Into Vlllago Bay,
Valdai Island, Bayward District.
ROYAL CITY PLANINO MILLS CO. (U'd)
John Hkniihy, Manager.
January 17th, 1800. djal8m2
FOOK W0 A COMPANY.
CHARCOAL FOR SALE
f*'.mese Labor Contracted Tor.
COLUMBIA ST.,
doi'2tm4
■      NEW WESTMINBTER.
(Near Cleveland Hotel.}
NOTICE.
OTIOE 18 HEREBY OIVEN THAT WE .,,-
_ . tend to make application to tho Chiof
Commissioner nl Lnnds and "'Yorks for permission to louse, for timbering purposes, the following described laud hi Sny ward District, vi/.:
Commencing at a point about half a milo up
the Kla-amch River, emptying inlo Kiiriiiiilxen
Lako, Vancouver Island; thenco north H milo;
thenco oast s„         ...   _
thenco west 3 miles;   tbence north \£ milo:
1 mile: thence north 1 mile to
:!u miles;
'' milo;
point
tlieiieo west	
of commencement.
llUtlNKTTK SAWMILL CO. (Ltd.)
es1n.,..SLor.lft;.!'"jI?n-Bfy!limi'i'-,r-
dJaMml
-"Pa," said a lad to hts father, "I
have often read of people poor but hon-
eit( why don't thoy sometimes say rioh
but honest?" "Tut, tut, my son, nobody
would believe them," answered the
j[»the^LivMpoolPoBt	
1890
HARPER'S    WEEKLY.
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DOUGLAS   ST.   BAKERY
Foot of Douglas, near Oolumbia St.
J.
Fresh Bread, Cakes, Pastry, Confectionery, etc., etc.
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cun tinned to keep within tho Buoys painted lied
and White, respectively, at tho Mission Bridgo,
as during the construction of the Bridge, navl-
Satlou between the banks of tho River and tho
uoys Is dangerous, owing to idles being driven
thero. II. ABBOT!',
Ooneral Superintendent.
Vancouver, B.C., 7th May, 1889. dmyStc
Str. Emma!
HAVING CHARTERED the staunch Stoamer
Emma from Latdtaw A Co. I am prepared
lo outer into contracts for
GENERAL TOWING.
Scows and Tarpaulins ln connection with tho
Tug.
CAPT. EDWARD MCCOSKRIE.
Agonts lu New Westininster:
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atoll        HARPER A BROTHERS, New York.
W.H. VIANEN
Fish &Qame
DEALER
FRONT ST., NEW WE8TMINSTKR
**y- IIlglioRt Prion piilil lor Fum uml Doer
IIIiIoh.  Corroapondoiioo Invltoil.
Telephone Coll Mo. ts. iK.il
By Private Sale.—A Bargain,
_ Mrs. A. M. Johnstone, of Mud Bay, to dispose of hor Homestead, which consists of 272
acres of Land, good Dwelling House, excellent
Barn and stabling for 40 head of stock, good
Dairy aud au abundance of Spring Water.
The properly Is situated on tho sunny sido of
Mud Bay, tho land Is second to none anywhere,
and purlins wanting an investment for their
capital cannot do better than take a look nt
this before investing elsewhere.
Stock am] Implements run go wllh Ranch If
desired.
TBKSts-One-thlrd cash ; balance to suit purchaser, at 8 per cent, nor annum.
For further particulars apply to
t. J. TRAPP,
New West.
M^Bovoral nther Farms at Langley and
other parts of tho District at private bargain,
dnolfito
KHTATK    Ol'
Charles M. McNaughten
(DECEASE)!).
NOTICK IS HEREBY OIVEN THAT ALL
monies duo this estate must lxt paid
forthwith to Rand Bros., at this city, and all
claims against tho estate must be forwarded,
duly proved, wtlliin threo mouths, to tho wild
Rniid llros. for payment.
SARAH MCNAUGHTEN,
Executrix.
EDWIN RAND,
Executor.
New Westminster, II. C,
Dec. 10,1BS0. ddelOmD
Saddle, Driving and Draught
Horses. Also Brood Mares
with Foals for Sale Cheap.
lliirm*!* can bo seen nt G. W. Rasukk's
Salo Stulili'H, adjoining Mrs. Gold's premises, Koyj-u Avenue. dfultc
I UUT ISH   COLUMBIA
Stallions for Sale Cheap.
"VIDETTE A COCHKU,"
REGISTERED IN C.C.H.S.H.; RISING 4 years,
lfr?i hands, ovor 1.-400 His; is sound ovory
way; extra suro; seal brown, small star on tore-
hoad, no oilier white: magnificent carriage
horso.   I'rlce, 11,'JOO.   Also,
"TAM O'SHANTBR.
A Clydesdale, rising fi vears; lClinnds; 1.700 Its.,
star ou forehead; sound; grand mover for his
dans; good .pedigree, unregistered. Price, ♦fiOO.
Both of above 7 times lirst prize winners and
twica second In Ontario. Written guarantee
wllh either of tho above horses, Thoso wbo
mean business and want good animals away
down In i.rH\i hIi,,iiI>I n|.|,h"*il .in.*-, l-r i.nril. u
■■■-■" joh!n II, WATSON,
larsto
New Went minster District
NOTICE.
ABOUT THE 7th 0¥ JANUARY, 1890, THREE
horses strayed on to tbo promise* of the
undersigned, Ono sorrol horso with white on
face and hind feet; one dark bay horse, and one
buckskin horse. If these animals aro not
claimed within thirty days they will be sold to
*■— expenses, ALEX. LOCHORE,
dini North Arm,
TENDERS WANTED.
TENDERS WILL BE RECEIVED RY THE
uiiilurslr""*      *  -■*■■*    ■
IKQO.fortlHM
Chllliivhilek.
X   undersigned up'totheiastdavof February,
1H30, for the erection of an Oddfellows' ltatl In
MOMMENTAL
WORKS.
Columbia & Church Sts,
JDHT AltltlVKD-A Innro .hlmiiont ol tho Uncut
KBI1    GRANITIC    MONIIMBNTH,   'rom
New Briin.wloli.
AM5X. HAMILTON,
dwlolte 1'ItOI'lllKTOn.
NOTICE.
NOTICE 18 HEREBY GIVEN THAT APPLI-
cation will lie madoto tho Legislative Assembly of tho Province of British Columbia, nt
Its next session, for an act to incorporate a nun-
puny to construct, operate and maintain a street
railway In tho City of Now Westminster, and to
noqiiiro lnnds ami do all things necessary for
the purposes aforesaid.
Dated tliis 25th day of September, Hew.
B. DOUGLAS,
HENRY V. EDMONDS.
dseatiie For selves and olhors.
Plans and specifications can be seen at tho
Postoflico, Chilllwhack, or at Win. McColl'
New Westminster,
The lowest or any tender nol necessarily accented.
SAMUEL MELLARIL
Chilllwhack, Fob. 8,18»0. wMlt'l
_. aneo with tbe statutes, Unit Provincial
Revenue Tax and all Taxes levied undor tho
Assessment Act, aro now duo for the year lMO.
All of tho above named taxes collectible within tho District of New Westminster, are payahli
at my oflico.
Assessed Taxes aro collectible nt tho following rates, viz.:
If pnld on or before June iioth, 18U0-
one-hAlf ouo percent, uu real property;
Seven and one-half cents pot* acre on wild
laud;
One-third of one por cent, on personal property:
One-half of one per cent, on Income.
If paid after June Will, 18U0-
fwo-thlrds of ono percent, on real properly;
Eight and ono-lmif conts per aero on wild
land;
One-half of one per cent, ou pcrsuiinl properly;
Three-fourths of ouo per cout. on incomo.
K. L. KIRKLAND.
Assessor and Collector.
New Westminsler, B. C„ January, wm.
 ihyjiiiifuiit __
(L1MITBD)
THOMAS ALLSOP,        l
HENRY 8. MASON,       I niRRCTOHS.
CUYLKR A. HOLLAND,*
HEAD   OFFIOB:
15 Serjeant's Inn, Fleet Street,
The Ruslnoss ol Ai.LBor A Mason has boon
merged In (ho aboro Company and will ba ear- -
ried on by tho Company from ibis date as a general Und Invoh-tmnnt and Insurance Aganey.
MONEY TO LOAN on Mortgage at Low Rates.
Town Lots aud Farming IaikIi for Sale on easy
torms.
Victoria, II. C., May 16lh, 1B87. dwfelto
Notice of Dissolution.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
partnership heretofore subsisting betweon
the undersignou, carpenters, has boon dissolved
this day.by mutual consent. All accounts owing the undersigned aro to bo paid to 8, Tumor,
and all claims ngninst tho said lirm aro to ho
paid by hlm. EDGAR A. KIPP.
S. J. TURNER.
8, Tumor will continue tho business under
his owu name at tho same shop on Main streot,
(.'outreville. opposito A. Klpp's harness shop.
All kinds oi woodwork done; satisfaction guaranteed.
Chilliwack, Deo. 29, 1*89. wja.'liii«
THE  R0YAMNCUBAT0R.
Chluktins mlfiml by tho ROYAI INCUBATOR und BROODER iiirord moro
profit tlinn miy othor bimiiiOHfi for tho
on|iitnl iiivoBtetl. Tho most buoccuiiIiiI
iiiiuihino tmitlo.
The innchlnofl hiiteh GOOSE, TUB-
KEY, DUCK, HEN, and all oilier kiniU
oi cggll.
For ciroulHr and price lint
Address i
J. M. SMITH,
wMllml (ilillllwliu-k, B.O.
NOTICE.
NOTICE IS HERERY GIVEN THAT APPLI-
catlan will bo made at the next session of
the Legislative Assembly of British Oolumbla
for an Act to Incorporate a Company, to be
called "Tho llrltlsh Columbia Mills, Timber and
Trading Company." for tho purpose of acquiring
(ho shares In tiic capital, and tho business,
property and privileges, and also of assuming
tho liabilities of Hie Royal Cily Planing Mills
Company, Limited, and the Hoslings Saw Mill
Company, Limited, respectively, anil to provide
for tlio said Companies being merged (herein
and extinguished; and
To operate and can*
oresald Mills;
To acquire by purelinse or olherwise. build
and operate, equip and maintain, mills, factories mid machine shops of any description, steam vessels and other vessels of any
description, railways, tramways, canals and
lorries, and lo dispose of the same, or any Interest therein, by sale or otherwise;
To nci|iilii>, by ■iiirciiiiso nr olherwise, and
construct roads, dams, bridges.aqcilucts, flumes,
etc., and todlsposi* of the samo, or any Interest
therein, by sale or otherwise;
To acquire, by purchase m* otherwise, leases
of timber ami other lauds and timber privileges,
aud 10 dispose of the same, or anv Interest thore*
In, bv side or otherwiso;
To acquire, hy purchase or otherwise, nnd
hold lauds, and dispose of the samo, or anv Interest therein, by sale or olherwise:
To acquire, by purchase or otherwiso, gold,
silver and other ores and minerals, logs, timber,
lumlier and merchandise of any description,
hills of lading, bills of exchange, promissory
notos, and securities for money, and to dispose
of tho same;
'lo exercise and carry on lho business of mlll-
.vnors (saw, grist or other milli), timber and
lumber merchants, manufactures, wharlliigers,
and carriers, and to conduct and carry on a
shipping, lowing and general trading business:
To undertake agencies and conduct financial
business of auy kind other than tliat of banking or Insurance:
To perform all such nets, mutters and things
ns tbo Company may derm Incidental or otherwiso conducive to the attainment of hut of tho
abovo objects, or to the conversion or disposition of any security or property bold by the
Company.
DRAKE, JACKSON & HELMCKEN,
Solicitors for the Applicants.
Dated 4th December, 1889.
Victoria, B.C. ddo7le
MAINLAND
Transfer,   Hack,  Livery,
Stage, Feed and Sale
Stables.
THE KI'IlsniHlltMH  ARB NOW   I'KEI'AltBII
TO TUBN OUT
Double and Single Rigs
At Special Low Rates.
Draying and All Kinds of Teaming
Doue at Shortest Notice.
Dry Cordwood delivered to any part of thu
City.
Ordors by Telephone will receive prompt attention.
gF Stables noarly opposito C. P. R. Depot,
Colombia St., Sew Weitminster.
dfolto GILLEY BROS.. Props,
Jos. M. Wise,
 DEALER IN	
COAL and WOOD
A Large Supply Constantly on Hand.
ffFi'vdf.vri left nt the oflke of Messrs.
Matlit'iHA Milligfin, Commission Merchants, Front Htreet, will lmve prompt
attention. JOS, M. WISE.
dfelle
TO SAN FRANCISCO, CAL
—HY WAY OK TH*-*
Southern Pacific Company's
-*I_INE.H-
THE MT. SHASTA ROUTE.
tlllll.'KKIt   IN   T1MB   THAN   ANY   OT11BK
HOUTR BKTWBKN
New Westminster ud Sm Prwciseo, Cal.
tlllANII  SCENIC  ROUTE OK THE
I'AOIKIO COAST.
I'lillmiiii lluflbt Blooper..' Tnurl.t Bleoplng
Inr. 'or.i'1-iiiiinioilHttlin nf Sei-oliiU'lB.. I-.,N0I1-
ocrft. nllm-lioil lo It.|>rc Train,.
r.io from I'nrtliintl to flnrr.ni.nlo .lid 8.11
t-numlKn-lllillliillnil, ,1',; Klmlcl.M (llmll«l),
t», Hm-aiKl-clun (llmltml). 116. Turoil.ti Tick,
ol. In ,11 point. Bouth nnd Eh.I, .lu Citjliornl..
Tiorrt Owc-Clty Ollloo, No. IM (lor. Flnt
Mid Aider Stroot.; lleimt Odin-, I'ur. V A Front
HI..; Portland, Oregon,
H, KOKIII.Kll, K. P. IIOOKlIrl,
U.nmier. Ant. 0. r. A P. A'it. ttHEi DAILY COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, FEBRUARY  13, 1800.
VOLUME VIII-No. II.
THE DAILY COLUMBIAN
THURSDAY EVENING, KEB. 18,1890.
MRS. JOHN SCOTT.
(PROHFlRHTrAOE.)
Advertising Kates for the Ually.
Tranbiknt advertisements.---Fir>.t insertion,
10 cts. per line, solid nonpareil; each subsequent
consecutive Insertion, o cents per line. Advertisements not Inserted every day, 10cts. per line
each Insertion.
Standing Advertisements.— Professional or
Business Curda (condensed), |2 per month. Speciul rates for general commercial •ulverliHiii*'.
according to apace occupied and duration of
contract.
Auction Sales, wheu deployed, charged 25
per cent, less than transient advis. If solid,
charged at regular transient rates.
Special Notices among readingmatter,20cts.
per lino each Insertion, specials inserted by the
mouth at reduced rates.
Births, Marriages and Deaths, fl for eaeh Insertion; Funeral notices lu connection with
deaths, GO cts. each insertion,
Weekly Advertising Itutei.
Tranhient ADVKRTisEME)iTH~-Each liworllon
10 cts. per line (solid nonpareil).
StaniUNO ADVERTISEMENTS—Professional or
BuslnonH Curd* (condemn-d), tl.Nl per mouth.
(•Special rate* [or general trade advertising.
Special Notices, itirths, Marriage-* and Deaths
same rates on Dally.
Cuth must be all metal, and for largo cuts an
extra rate will be charged.
Persons sending in advertisements ahould be
careful to state whether thoy are lo appear lu
tbe Daily Edition, or the Weekly, or both. A
liberal reduction is made whon inserted In both.
No advertisement inserted for less than |1.
HU BBC RIDERS
Who do not receivo tbelr papor regularly, from
the Curriers nr through the Post Olllco, will
rotifer a favor by reporting tho •.nine lo the
oflice of publication at onco.
LOCAL AND PROVINCIAL
FreHh Eastern Ovaters just arrived at
the Clnb. #tc
The new Byron Roll Linen Collar, just
received at Jas. Ellard A Oo.'s.     fe7tc
The atr. Princess Louise left for Victoria thia morning with anumberofpas
aengers and a fair load of freight.
The str. Gladys will get off the wayB
on Saturday morning, nnd will make her
flrat trip np river early next weok.
James Duffy, who has been an inmate of St. Mary's Hospital for fourteen
montha, died on Tueaday, aged 2tt years.
The Columbian job department is
now in running order, and prepared to
turn out firat-clasB work of every description. * *
Pplice matters were very quiot to-day,
not even tbe usual drunk and incapable
coming ta hand to relive the peaceful
monotony.
The steamer Fairy Queen will resume
her regular trips between this city and
the North Arm, to-morrow, leaving
Mathers & Milligan's wharf.
Richards A Mackintosh advertise
great bargians in Seattle, Tacoma and
Fairhaven property. Fnirhaven especially is a coming place. See adv. ou
first page.
The editorial and business offices of
The Columbian will remain in tbe Bank
of British Columbia building, Room I,
pending the completion of tbe new offices in tbe Powell Block. *tc
The Gordon Gold Mining Co., will
make a big effort at the Leech river
mines as soon as spring opens. Hydraulic mining on a large scale will lie carried
on, aud the owners of the mines are sanguine of success.
The corporation commenced work on
Patrick street this morning vith a large
force of men and a number of teams. As
soon as tbe necessary earth bus been removed from the east side of the street
tbe new sidewalk will be laid from
Queen's to Royal avenue.
The street in front of the Bushby
Block, whicb has been encumbered with
building material, old barrels, boxes.
lime, sand, waste mortar and other debris for nearly a year, has at last been
cleared away, and the spot now assumes
a respectable appearance.
All doubt about the safety of ahe col
ller Costa Rica, owned by Diiiisinuir A
Sons, has been set at rest hy the receipt
of a telegram announcing her arrival in
Sau Francisco .with a cargo of 2.300 tons
of coal. Bhe is expected at Departure
Bay iu a few days for another cargo of
coal.
The str. Adelaide should have returned
from up river ports lust night, but she
was detained by bead winds and wet
wood, the latter being difficult to make
steam with. Sbe reached Chilliwack
this morning and will probably return to
port some time this evening. She will
bring a full load of farm produce.
Information reached Victoria on Tuesday tbat the bodieB supposed to be those
of an Indian chief nnd bis wife who left
Point Roberta two weeka ago for Saanich
in a canoe with six other Indians, and
who were subsequently drowned, have
heen found near Whatcom. The canoe
was picked up off James Island and the
bodies were found near the starting
point, a rather singular fact. Tbe otber
six Indians are ■undoubtedly drowned.
On Monday morning, about 2 o'clock,
several young men wbo had been •"making a night of it" iu town, took tt stroll
up Columbia street, exercising their
lunga in a most horrible manner us tbey
went. They kept up a aeries of howls,
cries and shouts until Albert Crescent
wsb reached, when the voices ceased,
probably from sheer exhaustion. All
tbe people along the street were awakened by the row, and the young men
were identified by one gentleman, who,
it is learned, has decided to lay im formation against them,
The Mission Bridge.
The construction of the C.P.R. bridge
across tbe Fraaer river at the Mission
will bc pushed this spring despite all
reports which have beeu circulated to
tho contrary. The contractor. Mr. D.
McGillivray, says that he will have the
work well under way by April IbI, and
he Is now making preparations to commence building just ns soon as the
weather will permit. If the present
plans are curried out. und barring un-
torseen delays, the bridge will be ready
for traffic by July Ist.
A Marine Mounter.
There was on exhibition at Vianen's
tish atore to-day oue of (hose dread
creatures known us the devil fish. It
was not very lurge, lu fact, Is considered
small, but for all that its arms, eight in
number, were fully six feet long, nud
furnished with a sufficient number of
suckers to hold a strong man captive.
This monster was caught by (he Crofter
fishermen, somewhere near Victoria,
and it was sent over to give the Westminster epicures a regular treat, as the
devil fish, or squib, is considered excellent eating.
Trinity Cliun-li Club.
A Bpeclal general meeting of Trinity
Church Club will be held at tbe Club
rooms on Friday evening, Feb. 21st, at
which the presence of every member is
urgently requested. Tbe Club membership has increased so fust that the present rooms are found too smnll to serve
the growing requirements, und the announced meeting is for the purpose of
conferring with Bishop Sillitoe on the
subject of obtaining more anltuble quarters. The membership of Trinity Church
Club is now over 00, with guod prospects
of this number being shortly increased
to KM).
  * *> ♦--
Tiaiiijilfd   |l|ioo  lln*   l-'liijt.
On Sunday mniiiing, ul Ffnii Francisco,
the British llunevoleiit society chartered
two tugs to carry ylsUont from/thi) wharf
to II.M.S. Swlftsiuv, now 1;. in'K in that
harbor- The society I'lmvg.al M cents n
head for passage und tin* uiowd was
largor than thev could 'ivcoHiinodate.
An American boatman named John
KngK's snw this and iilmi'tci'ed two tugs
lo run us opposition io iln- Society's
boats. .The society objected und raised
the British Hug at the landing with a
notice that no othor vessels were authorised to take passengers lo tlie Swiftsure.
Kngles and liis men chnrgcil upon the
society men und u riot ensued, during
which tho British Hug wus torn down
and trampled upon. There were no
arrests.
A Large Fortune Awaits Mra. John Scott
or thia City.
Chief of Police Pearce has received a
letter from Miss Carrie Johnson, of
Seattle, containing the information that
Mrs. John Scott, of New Westminster,
and formerly of Jacksonville, Florida,
has fallen into a lurge fortune by the
death of a wealthy relative in tbe latter
city. Enclosed iu the letter sent to
Chief Peureo was another addressed to
Mra. Scott, who is urged to send certain
particulars necessary, without delay, in
order that the will may be executed.
So far the Chief has been unable to
find tbe particular Mrs. Scott mentioned
in the letter, although he has made enquirers both far and wide, and if this
item should reach the eye of anyone
knowing tbe lucky lady, they will
confer a favor on ber by acquainting her
with the good news. From a remark in
the letter iu jiossession of Chief Pearce
it may be just possible that Mrs. John
Scott is a mulatto, or has at least some
negro blood in her veins. Should this
be tbo case identification wilt be easier,
but the sentence is bo worded thut it is
impossible to ascertain whether the fortunate party is colored or not.
No Potato Famine,
It is pretty thoroughly understood
now that there will lie no potato famine
this year, and those wbo were afraid
thut this delicacy would shortly be
denied them, may rest contented that
uo such calamity will occur. Latest
advices from up river sections arc to the
effect that thore is a large quantity of
potatoes yet unmurketted, and wliich
will be shipped to this city just us soon
aB roads and weather will permit. YeBterday Mr. James M. Wise received five
tons from up river and ten tons more
will follow next week. Tbe price paid
by Mr. Wise for this lot was $40 per ton,
but he does not think these figures will
stand, a slight decrease being almost
certain. Tbe prospects of a potato famine were more imaginative thun real,
and the reports spread in the first instance were by parties interested in
booming prices. However, tbe farmers
have been the gainers, and the town
people havo " paid the piper." Although there will be no potato famine,
still there is not much probability of a
large surplus at tlie end of the season,
the estimated supply beiug just sufficient to last until tbe new crop comes in.
In view of these facts it would be unwise
of the farmers to hold back their stock
on hand in the expectation of realizing
$60 per ton. All the dealers agree tbat
theae figures will not materialize this
vear.
——■■' ->—♦■■-»——-
OTTAWA   MEWS.
Senator Holnnes think* Canada should
Have A Mint.   Increased Chinese
Immigration.   The Frenoh Mem-
born threaten to Go out
on Strike.
Ottawa, Feb. 13.—Tbe increase in the
number of Chinese coming into tbe
country Ib shown by the fact that the
poll tax collected at Vancouver, B. C,,
during Jauuary was $2,010, un increase
of $2,497 over the amount collected du
ring the same period of last year.
Senators Troudel, Rodier, aud Macdonald have died since parliament opened.
Senator Mclnnes thinks Canada
should have a mint of her own, and
money, aud intends to move a resolution to this effect in the upper house.
and that instead of sending our silver
bullion abroad to be converted into coin
we should do tbe work ourselves. At
present, be Bays, Canada has no gold
coinage although British Columbia
alone has sent some $60,000,000 to the
mint in San Francisco. We hud a mint
in British Columbia in 1863; it did not
cost a great deal and with tho immenso
iinpetUB lately given to gold uud ailver
mining, he thinks Canada, with her
immense resources, should be us able to
astn tion. jMi*ii alluav ami (jnlrl  till U*01*H tllfi
Australian colonies iu their early days.
A caucus of French Conservative
members wub held yesterday to consider
the dual language quostion. After considerable discussion it was decided to
go out on strike if Sir Johu did not give
unequivocal assurances that that the
Government would sit down, not only
upon the dual language bill, but on the
amendments thereto.
Senator Reid, of Cariboo, bus arrived
for tho session.
The dual language question kept tbe
house in session until 11 o'clock last
evening, when on motion of Sir John
Macdonald the discussion was adjourned
until this afternoon.
Mr. Davin was the first speaker und
wus followed by Messrs. O'Brien, White,
Beausoliel and Dennison.
Hon. Mr. Abbott, leader of tbe Senate,
has left for Florida for the lienelit of his
health.
To-morrow Hon. Mr. O'Dououghue
will move in the Senate that when tbe
House adjourns tbat day, it so stand
adjourned until Thunday, tbe 20th inst,,
at half-past eight o'clock in the evening.
The House met this afternoon at 3.10.
Before the orden of the day were
culled Mr. Rykert made an explanation
to the House as to certain letters that
appeared in the public hress. He did
not care what the public press said
about hiin, He spoke for over half au
hour.
Sir Richard Cartwright gave notice of
motion calling for extra papers iu connection with the caae. After discussion
the motion was withdrawn.
Hon. Mr. Bowell is now speaking.
was no reason why such a person should
not live there. And considering the
greater facilities which the situation of
Vancouver presented to escaping debtors
he thought it only reasonable that they
should desire a resident judge there to
enable persons in trade to collect debts.
Tho very reasons which caused the passing of the act are uow recommended for
its repeal; all the conditions ure changed.
County Court judges have been appointed and all difficulties in the way of collecting small debts are done away with.
A great deal of harm would result if this
act were left In force ub it would only
servo to mix things up. They had all
seen tlio evils which ensued through an
inferior clasa of officials administering
this law and it is the duty of the Government to see thut a superior class of
men carry out the law. In the case of
Vancouver he had probably enjoyed better opportfcnities for observing the working of the uct tbero thun bad the honorable the Leader of the Opposition.
Mr, Orr said that last year when tbe
proposal to repeal tbe act came up be
took the pains to ascertain whether the
powers under the act had been observed
or not. He found that out of .several
hundred cases only three bud been appealed to a higher court. Tlio peoplo of
Vancouver labored under a more serious
disadvantage through the numerous
loop-holes of escape offered to debtors
there, than any other part of the province. The Council of that city have
asked that the bill be not appealed. He
therefore moved that the bill bo read
that day six months.
Mr. Ladner suid it could do no harm
to let this act remain ou tho statute
books and seconded the amendment of
Mr. Orr thut the bill be read that day
six months.
Mr. Orr wub directed to place bis
amendment in writing, and on its being
voted on was defeated, Messrs. Heaven,
Ladner, Orr nnd Semlin alone supporting it.
Ou motion the bill was ordered read a
second time aud the House weut into
committee of the whole, Mr. Tolmie in
the chair. Committee rose aud reported
progress. Tbe report will be considered
at.ncxt sitting of the House.
The report of tbe Juvenile Reformatory Bill nextcamebefore the House.
Hon. Mr. Beaven moved tbo striking
out of certain words and said tbat if the
bill was meant to be a charge upon the
people it aught to have come down by
message. He hoped the Attorney-General would amend the clause relating to
the number of the officers to be employed.
Hon. Mr. Davie said the honorable
tbe Leader of the Opposition's remarks
treated of a very email matter indeed.
It was not the inteutiob to employ as
officials of the Reformatory thoso employed in tbe Provincial Jail, as is mentioned iu the Ontario Reformatory Bill.
Tbey would probably have to employ a
superintendent and it may be necessary
to have several other officials, but itis
impossible to tell yet what number will
be required. That would be entirely
goverened by circumstances. It was not
to be supposed tbat they would bind
themselves to employ any certain nuin-
fler of officials. Indeed it waa the height
of nonsense to propose such an absurdity
as to say what they would or would not
do. Surely if they allowed the Government to use its discretion in the expenditure of hundreds of thousands of dollars they might well let them employ
tbnt discretion iu the matter of employing officers. As to tho proposal of the
honorable the Leader of the Opposition
to have the rules published in tbe British
Columbia Gazette lie had not much objection to offer except as to the extreme
inutility of such a course. Thore was no
object to be obtained in publishing the
rules to govern a few unruly boys. There
is nothing of this kind published ubout
the Jail. Who ever heard of tho rules
of a jail being published in an official
gazette? The idea wus too absurd aud
would scarcely commend itself to the
common sense of the honorable membors
of the House.
Mr. Somlin said their wus a wide dis-
PERSONAL.
Bishop and Mrs. Sillitoe returned
from Vancouver to-day.
Mra. George Turner, who was so badly
injured by u fall on Monday night, was
somewhat better to-day, and resting
iiisily.
Messra. W. McColl, J. E, Phillips &
Geo. Robertson are iu Vancouver attending the annual session of the Grnnd
Lodge I. O. O. F.
A Soup Lathor llohhery.
Lust evening it bouse on Cormorant
street occupied by a Chinese woman
whose husband is at present away in
China, was broken into by four Chinamen bent oil rohboiy. The bed room of
the woman was entered, and two of the
thieves held her, while the others prepared a thick lather of soap and water
with which the woman's eyes were filled,
her cries being stifled by u gag. The
bold burglars then systematically went
through tbe house and stole a quantity
of clothing and jewelry, the value of
which was about $300. After securing
their booty the Chinese left the house,
threatening death to the terrified woman. She later on gave tho alarm, and
Supt. Sheppard was notified of the robbery. Ho at once instituted an enquiry,
but it is more than probable that the
thieves have been able by those methods
bo well known to Chinese to escape, and
may never be captured. The robbery
wus a very bold one, but was done with
a cunningnesB and nerve which appears
to indicate that lhe pcrpetrutorsurepro-
feBsioiiftls.—i"tW».
What <luthi<l« Hays.
Dr. J, P. Guthrie, wlio was arrested a
few duys ago ou u chnrgo of fraud preferred by the manayi' of thu J'niik of
Montreal at New Wt'Sliuiiister, bus returned to this city, (lie charge against
hlm having beeu dismissed. According
to his version of the ulfuir, us told lu u
Colonist man laat night, tbe bunk hud
no occasion of Inking tbe step they did.
They willingly cashed a sight draft ou
his father for i[200, aud then after rending accounts in the press of bis exploits
iu Scuttle, caused Ids arrest before they
were certain that the draft would nol be
honored. It was honored and puid on
the very day It was due, nnd Dr. Guthrie now contemplates nn action for damages for false imprisonment—Tuesday's
Colonist,
prison and of a reformatory. The work
was entirely different und the men wbo
might do well enough to serve us prison
officials might be totally unfit to serve
iu tt reformatory nmong youug boys.
The two lines of duty ure widoly distinct
und it was only right that some enquiry
should be made as to who ure the men
wbo will be entrusted with this responsible charge.
Mr. Orr said the clause us it stood wus
a splendid one for the Government and
made a very sly and humorous insinuation about the election coming ou and
certain men getting certain positions.
Hon. Mr. Turner, happily uud quite
us humorously, retorted. He said the
reformatory should, of course, lie kept
sepurute from tbo prison, although theae
boys ure iu reality criminals. Xt was
impossible to tell at tbo present time
bow many oflicers would be required.
Amendment lost.
Mr. Ladner drew attention to clause
10 which relates to tbe discharge of
boys aftor they have served their torms.
He wanted to know if boys were to bo
turned out penniless and starving. He
recommended tbe putting in of something about a provision for discharged
boys.
Hon. Mr. Davie said that matter
would be regulattd in due course.
Report adopted. Bill read a third
time and passed.
Mr. Ladner moved the Becond reading
uf the Game Bill; he said the object
aimed ut wns the protection of gamo on
the Mainland nnd tbe stocking of its
woods with game, birds and animals we
have uot got. He wanted the House to
distinctly understand that this part of
the bill, (sec. 4), upplied only to the
Mainland and not to the Island. But
befure going on with the measure he
would like to get the advice of some per-
bou ur persons who were learned in the
propagation and preservation of these
birds and animals, und moved thut the
mutter be referred to usolectcommlltee.
Mr. Croft hoped thnt a clause would
be inserted in tliis bill relating to the
protection of elk on tbe island, uud the
Infliction of heavy tines and (tenuities
for killing these animals.
Mr. Orr moved in amendment that
the mutter be referred to a select committee consisting of Messrs. Pooley,
Croft,;i,aduer, Smith and Martin.,
Amendment passed.
Col, Buker asked leave to jntrutmce a
bill to amend the "Crow's Nest A Koot-
tonay Railway Act." The bill was road
the first time and then referred to tho
standing committee on railways.
Mr. Croft moved the second reading
of tbe "Bush Fire BUI," and read the
forest inspector's report, of Ontario, relating to damage done by bush fires In
the forests of that province. The reason
why he hud fixed tho dates for prohibiting the lighting of lires In tho forest
froni May to Novembor wus beoause tbe
months between were dry and the liability to have dangerous and devastating
fires ia much greater than any other
timo of tlio year. Thia country had lost
heavily by forest firea and hu did not
think the inhabitants of the province
fully grasped the immense damage the
provinco suffered annually from this
cause. Tbe minerals ami the fish could
take care of themselves uud were not
liable to extermination, but ull timber
once gone was gono forever. There Is
limber in tliis I'roviuce ■Hill or 500 years
old aud yet when a lire comes along this
spli mild growth of centuries is swept
awny iu Ninoke in u few days uud is entirely lost to the province. He cited
lhe i'uhc of u settler in tlie northern end
of thu island who, some time ugo, started
a Hit- tu tliu bush und it spread over
more than 12,0(10 acres, totulty destroy-
'ngall limber thereon. But wo ure so
icciistomed to forests hero that we
think nothing of those prodigulltlos, or,
if we do, seldom aeriolialy. The tire,
whicli swallowed up the timber on that
12,1100 acres of laud was a dead loss to
this province of $140,000 if the value of |
tho shipping and handling which It
would bavo roceived, as lumber, woro
computed. But.lt is not only Ihu lumber trade thut la affucted by those fires,
everybody suffered in some degree us
they would only too soon perhaps find
out.
Col. Baker thought this bill a Btep in
the right direction, although he thought
it would be very difficult to curry out.
More than a million acres bud beeu
bumed over in this province during the
past three years and the consumption
of timber in this way was prodigious.
The bill ought to puss with few amendments.
Mr. Semlin said everybody was well
awnro of tho heavy loss sustained by
this Province every year through bush
fires. There was vastly more valuable
timber destroyed by firu here than all
the mills in the country ever manufactured into lumber. TliisBillsbouldeer-
tainly pass although some parts of it
seemed to call for amendment. It was
next to impossible to tell bow those
forest conflagrations originated and
when tlieir frequency of late years is
considered it is really u wonder that
there is nny timber left at all. While
he admitted that tbe uct wub good be
did not think the fires were started with
malicious intentions, and by currying
out the requirements of the act asitnow
stands would be inflicting very great
hardship on those working in the forests
in the summer. Nothing more utterly
ridiculous than clause two could have
been imagined. Here the honorable
gentleman drew u ludicrously graphic
picture of the boss of a lot of cowboys
culling tbe latter around bim every time
thoy went to light a lire and reading
tbe uct to tbem. (Much laughter.)
"Half of those cowboys are half-breeds
and Indians." continued tho honorable
gentleman, "and It Is quite probably
that the reading of the act to tbem
would be provocative of much moro
profanity than commendation." (Laughter. (
Mr. Huslam said tlmt this bill provided for the payment of half the fine to
the informer and suid thut it would not
be amiss if he were to get the whole of
it. No one could appreciate the danger
dono to this province by those fires. It
is enormous. In many parts of the
continent loggers think tbey ure uot
doing bnd if tiiey get 12. logs to the thousand feot, but here we do not consider it
at all extraordinary to get one log to the
thousand feet. In Nova Scotia there is
fresh logging iu tbe woods every nino
years, but iu Brit ish Columbia, after land
bas been logged once, it is considered
logged forever. Wo should be completely blocked out of tho market if we hud
to go back eight or ten miles to get our
timber und even uow close us it can be
found to the seaboard it is bard enough
work to Biipply the demand. Those who
had timber leases in California and Ore-
!*on could afford to keep men out patrol*
ing tbelr limits, but here the lease was
of so short duration that it would not pa;
to protect the timber iu that way. Mil
lions of dollars' worth of lino timbor is
destroyed evory year for no purposo, and
in a few years the people of this province
will find thut they ure without timber
on the Seaboard, if what is uow left ia
not taken good cure of, It was the duty
of tbe house to make the act ub stringent us possible.
Mr. Beaven said tbe member for
Cowichan deserved to be complimented
for his attempt to put u stop to this
wrong; its object was vory commend-
uble.
Mr. Cunningham said be could give
his earnest support to this measure.
He could not see now it wus any hardship to anybody to be compelled to be
careful with fire among the woods. It
was everybody's duty to protect the
forests from fire.
Mr, Smith agreed generally with tbe
bill, but said it would affect the upper
districts of tlie country if not amended.
It was impossible tbat every man should
have a copy of this act with him out in
the woods. Many woodsmen up country
could not read it if they did have it.
And it would undoubtedly bo a hardship
to Chineae and Indians to fine
thom for disregarding wbat tbey did not
understand. Besides the penalty would
most likely prove uu incentive to u curtain class -of men to follow parties
through tlie woods and watch thut they
carried out the provisions of tbo bill and
ou flimsy pretexts go and inform.
Bill reaa a second time uud commit*
teed, Mr. Cowan in the cnair.
Committee rose at 5.40 p. in. roported
ported progress und obtained leave to
sit again at next sitting of the House.
House adjourned at 5.50 p. m. until 2
p. in. Thursday.
NOTICE OK MOTION.
By Mr. Smith—That ou Friday next
I shall ask leave to introduco a bill entitled an " Act to amend the Homestead
Act."
By Mr. Ladner—Tlmt on Mondny next
I shnll move the following resolution:
Whereas the Dominion estimates do not
contain a grunt for currying the mails
between Victoria and New Westminster,
this House is of opinion that a great
inconvenience und injury will be done
to the farmers, the canners and others
on the Fruser River If the said subsidy
is withdrawn, and that an bumble address bo presented his honor tbe Lieut.-
Governor, requesting him to draw the
attention of tlie Dominion Government
to this question at tbe earliest possible
date.        ^^^^^^^^^
Now is your time to get a suit of
clothes cheap. Making room for spring
stock of tweeds direct from London,
Eng,—Beggs A Heard. *tc
Absolutely Pure.
This powder never vnrlcs. A miirvol of purlly,
strength nml wholcsoineness. Mon* economical
than the ordinary kinds, nud ennnot ho sold in
competition with the multitude of low tout,
short weight alum or phosphide powdors.   Sold
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dfeityl
3PECIAL BARGAINS
THIS   WEEK   IN
HOSIERY AND GLOVES!
A FEW REMNANTS
Of Brussels, Tapestry and Wool
CARPETS!
At lkss than cost.   We have still on hand several
Ladies' Gossamers
Which are offered at prices to dear.
Ogle, Campbell	
Masonic Blook, New Westminster.
For Ten Days
COMMENCING
Monday, Feb. 17th
We will offer our entire stock of Men's, Youths'
and Children's
Hats and daps at Cost
This is 11 bona fide sale which  il. will pay all to lake advantage of.
Ogle,Campbell % Co
Next door to Bank of Montreal, Now Westminster
OWfelte
R. J. ARMSTRONG,
CHOICE FAMILY GROCERIES,
CROCKERY AND GLASSWARE.
AltMSTHONG BLOOK, COLOMBIA STBEET.
Telephone Cnll 18.
Goods delivered in uny part of the city
llWfl'ltl!
TJ.I1W.
DRUGGISTS.
(Telephone No. a-!.)
',Queen's Hotel Block,      New Weatmlnater.
RELIABLE DRUGS and MEDICINES.
PRESCRIPTIONS
A SPECIALTY.
Toilet Articles and Smithies,
[HI
Something Sweet and Cheap.
Have you tried Sinclair's 35o. TEA and 8c. SUGAR ?
If not, do so at once and be convinced that you get
the worth of your.monoy.
A DIRECT IMPORTATION OP THE ABOVE JUST RECEIVED.
REMEMBER THE PLACE,
MARSHALL SINCLAIR,
Hollo CENTRAL GROCERY, COLUMBIA STREET.
WM. McCOLL,
DEALEIR IN CHOICE FAMILY GROCERIES AND
STAPLE DRY GOODS.
Makes a  specialty of the Westminster Woolon Mills' Blankets,
Flannels, etc.
Telephone Call S3.       lr _, COLUMBIA ST.
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CHEAP SALE
Only 4 DAYS more.
Those WISHING TO SECURE BARGAINS should
NOT MISS THIS CHANCE.
Mrs. WM. RAE.
MEDICAL:!: HALL.
D. S. CURTIS & CO.
WH^AEN8DARi-fA,L -X-DRU GGI STS
Agenta for B. Laurance & Co'a Eyeglamieii anil Spectaiiles.
Next Oolonial Hotol, divluim       NKW WESTMINSTER.
SAVE MONEY BY
I'lIRCIIASINO FJIOM
Gordon & Co.
NOTICE.
A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE FOOTBAIX
Umin.'.'-lsl llfleon," Ih onlloil Inr to-inonow,
Tliumluy night, nt ll o-olook, nt W. J. VVnlkor
A Co.'. oflico.        Hy onlor,
J. s. CI.1ITE, Jn,
dlylgtg      Sooiolnry
Tenders for Stumping Albert
Crescent.
rpKNDKIIH AIIIHIIMEU TO THE OIIAItl
1 mini nl tin- I'ml. liomiiilltoo will In- looolveil
nl llio nlly Hull, n|> In TlmiHiliiy, Fob. Illlli, nl ll
li.lli.   Hpoolllonllon uml form ot toml n l.o
ji-i-ii nl llio .Illy Hoik's ollloo.       IHoHlu
TO CONTRACTORS.
fl^BNilKIIHWlIJ.IIRitfiokiviHlUllTOfii'.M,
I iiii Siiiiii-il-iv Ihi'-J-Jnil iusl. fort Iiu creel Inn
of ti two-nlnrj* ii'xliK'iico on Mury ulreel for Mr.
T. .1, Armntrinii,'.
I'lmiH mul M-i'i'llli'iilimiN mnv In* siicti iitiny
ollh'e.
hiWUHl or iiiivli'inli'i'imi ni'i'i'wiirllytiivupliitl,
(t. W. (.HUNT,
"•Yt'Hl in lnnd* r, Fell. 10. IHllll, Ari-liltciet.
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NOTICE.
Mainland  Association.
rpHK I'lltUT MKKTINll OP TIIK CKNTKAIj
J    Kxfloiiflvo (il rl«' MillnliilHl AflHonintloll will
he helil lullii-CITY 1IA1.1, In NVw Wenlminster
on Hilluvilliv, Ihu I'.lli IiinI., ut K p.m., uml ilole-
{[iitUH uro ri'i|iii'.ileil li> piVHi'iil their ri'mlentliiln
mil tin hour ln'f.m* (Ik* lime of moutlnu.
M. II. HIBHOIIUBttO,
(KellU wc. pro ion.
Aix Goods Ekducku
Come and C.
For Boots and Shoes.!	
BARGAINS UNHEARD OF IN LADIES' SHOES."
BARGAINS UNHEARD OF IN GENTS' SHOES.
BARGAINS UNHEARD OF IN CHILDREN'S SHOES.     |
IE very tiling In Stuck now Munt lie Bulil tn innku room for our ImmMim* Ulock ]
Arriving Dally.   Buve Doctor 11111m by keeping your feet dry.
A I.ITTIjK CASH WIU, (JO A LONrt WAY AT GORDON   &   CO'S,        j
fulilwlo sl»n of the Hnfhilo, Columbia Streot, I
F. G. STRICKLAND & C0.OATA^S^SEU8TB
W. & G. WOLFENDEN,
IN THE BUSHBY BLOCK, (
Have. Re-Opened with an Entirely New Stook of   <
Groceries, Provisions, Etc. j
New Goods are arriving daily and when complete the stock will
compare favorably with any in the Province for quality
of goods and lownOBs of price.
All Goods Delivered to any Part of the City.
Tol.'liliolio 67.    P. 0. Box 262. tlwfolto
Au Bon Marehe! I
Combination Dress Lengths
AT COST POR THE NEXT WEEK.
Dressmaking Establishment up stairs tinder the
Superintendence of MRS. BRAY.
WALKER & SHADWELL.

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