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Weekly Britisli Columiiian,
Wednesday Morning, lice. 4, 1880.
I
COLUMBIAN | ing to speak for the many, that will
probably govern their attitude to
some extent toward any more suoh
requests. We refer to the serious,
though comical pickle into which
the Victoria (so-called British Oolumbia) board of, trade has plunged
itself and the entire commercial interests of the province by ita officious
and ill-considered interference concerning the coasting regulations as
affecting this province. Actuated,
it is to be feared, by purely selfish
motives, that august body has put
itself into tho "soup" by appealing
to Ottawa for the enforcement of
certain regulations, supposed to be
in the interests of Victoria lit the
expense of other parta of the province. The coasting regulations
blunderbuss, however, kicked both
ways, and now, in response to the
storm Ihe angry Victorians are
raising, the 'Britisli Columbia"
board of trade can only plaintively
exclaim : "Didn't know it was loaded."     	
Our   esteemed   cotemporary the
Vancouver TlWrf worked itself  up
considerably and   unnecessarily t.lie
other evening on tho  fow   remarks
made by Senator   Mclnnes   at  tho
political meeting on Saturday night.
Tho   sonntor   was   speaking   to   a
Westminster audience, and, among
other things, urged upon his hearers
the importance and   desirability, in
view   of a certain   redistribution of
representation in the near future, of
having their  full  voting  strength
properly   registered, und   he *cii.ed
Yoncoi'ver's well known enterprise
in that direction as a sort of bright
and shining example for emulation.
Why should the   World   get   mad .
Why    shouldn't    the    0.   _?.   II.
employees register   at   Vancouvei'!
They liave to   register   somewhere,
and as most of them are constantly
on the move, Vancouver is as good a
place as there is on   the   road.    If
Senator Mclnnes had stated publicly, what othor people whisper privately (which we may sny, by tho  way,
we do not beliove), to wit, that the
large numbor of tourists   who   pass
through Vancouver  are required to
register, en passant, not only on the
hotel books, but on the voters' lists
as well, there might have been some
excuse for   the   World's   rather intemperate attack on  tho senator in
its issue of Monday.    The   World is
horrified at a remark of   the   same
speaker to the efl'eot that lie would
support thn devil as a representative
for this city if ho thought thut personage would  serve  our   interests
better than anyone   else.    We   are
right in with our salt water cotemporary in drawing   the  line at the
devil; for,  we   are   assured   that,
whatever the.promises and   professions of the "arch deceiver"   might
he, ho would exact heavy  toll eventually for any apparent   service lie
might render in the meantime.    In
short, with such  a   representative,
there would be the devil   to   pay—■
and u lawyer's charge would be no-
whore in such  a   reckoning.   Tiie
sonator, however, modified that sentiment considerably, and the  World
was not warranted in taking it so
Beriously.     If  Senator    Mclnnes'
brief speech at the  meeting  Saturday night had been reported   more
fully (the  reason  it   wns not, probably, was boeauso it was the   last
one given and did not so immediately concern the   question nt issue ns
some of tbo others), the World would
have seen that the honoruble gentleman  concerned   himself   not   only
with the   welfare of Westminster
city, but was solicitous for   the   interests of the entiro   district  which
he represents in the senate, and  for
tho mainland  ao   a   wholo.    Westminster, of course, occupies the lirst
place in his   affections.    But   the
World will not  blame  anyono   for
being partial to tho city of his adoption J
ANOTHER INVASION
Of Egypt is  Threatened by
Mahdi   and   His
Emirs.
the
A Four Million Dollar Will Protested. Landslide at Tacoma. Horrible Chinese Murder.
Mrs. Soutlnvortli Indicted for Murder.   Lynn, Mass., Fire Damages   1.5,000,000.
BRITISH OOLUMBIA AT OTTAWA.
Ottawa, Hov. 27-—Messrs. Ladner
anil Di-iu pater, ui Victorin, and Ewen
nnd Wadhams, bf New Westminster,
representing British Columbia interest-*, will appear before the Dominion
cabinet tn-iJuy tn asa the removal of
ihe $50 poll tux nu imported Chinamen, un the gi'uuild that serious '-•■
jury i*i ihruiiton'tid, because of
scarcity oE labor.
MAY  NEED    ANOTHER   THRAS"INC
Ottawa, Nov. 27 —Tlie gov't, views
with mure thin ordinary alarm the
dis'iJ*!"ti"ii which ia growing among
thy Frenoh half biveds of the Canadian
North West; steps will lie immediately
taken ii> rntisfy them and keep thein
quiet
the
THE EARTH MOVED.
.ai-'OMa,   Nov.   27. —At 3:30
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The Ottawa correspondent of a
provincial paper stated   tho   other
day that a  deputation   of   British
Columbia  salmon   canners, consist-
*^ing  of   Messrs.  W. H. Dempster,
of Victoria, A. Ewen, of this eity,
and E. A.   Wndham   and  Thomas
Ladner, of Ladner's Landing, lately
arrived in the federal capital, would
interview the minister of   fisheries
and urge the relaxation   of   salmon
fishery regulations in this province.
"They also propose," adds the  correspondent, "to seek   the  abolition
of the poll tax of §50 on all Chinese
entering   tho   Dominion,   on   tho
ground that the maintenance of the
present system   means a declino  in
the salmon packing industry." Without taking for  granted   altogether
that the  Ottawa   correspondent in
question knows what  he is talking
about, it will be   worth while to inquire whether the carrying into effect of such a proposal (as tho abolition of the §50 Chinese poll   tax),
from whomsoever emanating, would
be received with favor by the great
majority of tho people of this  province—who would be most affected
thereby—whether, to put  it  more
forcibly, such  action   would   be in
tho truo interests of  the  country.
We do not think that   thore can be
moro than one answer to these questions.   The act imposing a $50 poll
tax on Chinese immigrants, which
does not of itself operate as an absolute restriction, was enacted by the
federal  parliament   in   1885, only
after long continued   agitation and
persistent importunity on tho   part
of the people of this provinco.   So
much in earnest wero wo that  wo
passed several swooping acts   rolut
inst0 Chinese, in   our  pjrpvlnnial
legislature, knowing the same would
be disallowed at Ottawa.   At  last
our perseverance  and   importunity
was rewarded, and the Chinese restriction not of 1885 v,t!s  the res ll
In our  persistcut  ,u„_   ,......!-
unanimous demand fnr restriction
of Chinese immigration, it is co
be presumed that we, the people of
Britisli Oolumbia, knew what wo
were about; and, without a very
emphatic and general declaration
that we had changed our minds and
now wished the Hood-gates lifted to
the yellow horde, any action or assurances to that end by the federal
authorities wonld be a gross outrage
upon the country and this province
in particular. Assuming, for the
Bake of argument, that the Ottawa
correspondent has stated what will
transpire to be facts, and that the
influential canners' deputation above
are actually seeking tlie abolition of
the $50 Chinese poll tax, the Dominion authorities hnve had a little
experience lately, of the few arrogat-
Ijiiiioucliet'i '*- , sny** .in ex
change, tii.i . L. •. **l VV'.ili**, "is
better than he was, but it is an undeniable fact that his health is precarious, and that ho will require to
treat himself more or less as an invalid, and eutirely to change his
manner of lifo. The prince, having
been thoroughly frightened, is u tolerably docile patient, although I
hear that his doctor did not approvo
of his journey to Greece nnd Egypt,
as the various functions at Athens
wiH involve more fatigue than it is
prudent for him to enoounter."
Bov. Mr. Owona, pastor of St Iiar-
tliiiliiniew's Reformed Episcopalohurch,
Montreal, has been compelled to resign owing to tlie ill-feeling ciented in
a majority uf tho congregation by his
ritualistic practices.
^—--— t,,is
morning n land slid" nocured oil Paciiic
avenuo below tho Northern Pnciiic
headquarters, and carried nwav aside
walk fnr n '"ii-iilei-iilil-* distance
Mure than 100 fi*et i.f l*«i-ned earth
elii! diiwii int" the Northern Pacific
yards and c*'Vet'oi'l six tracks. The
earth ia piled,nil ihoon nearest to the
avenue tu n heiglil uf 50 feet. Until the
west side of the a.enue is put in cun-
iliti'-n. all. travel will be suspended to
ami from the wharvis. The ground is
still slipping The ebanoos are that
the ere*iti:r pnrt nf the street ut this
point will he carried nway. The N. P.
put men to work at once tn clear the
tracks, anil do what they cuuld to pro-
vent further diunage. Il is estimated
that the aliile must have oarried down
a million feet of dirt.
PATl'I COMINO ACROSS.
Lonuon, Nov. 27.—Mnduiiio Patti
wnr, a passenger on iho steamer Teuton
ic, which sail* d for Now Y*u"k to-day.
TOST OFFICE ABOLISHED.
Washington', D. C, Nov. 27.—The
pout office ut, Dnwatts, Snohuniish
county, Wash., has been discontinued..
A   BIO WILL PROTESTED.
NewYork,Nov.27—The will of John
H. Sohnenberger, n Peiin-ylvania iron
muster h.ia jus '''ecu filed for protest.
Tile estate is valued at four million
dollars, a quarter ef which is left to
charities.
summer here, winter there.
London, Nov. 27.—A heavy snow
storm prevails in llie midland countries.
AN EXPENSIVE FIRE.
Boston, Mass., Nov. 27.—Manufacturers are nf an opinion that total
liss at Lynn is nuarely §5,000,000.
The number of ImilililiL's burned is 296.
The city is pal rolled by the militia.
Two hundred and fifty men aro stationed nt'he ci trance of the ruinod
streets and are preventing approach to
the burned district.
much huituht after.
New York, Nov. 27.—Jimmy Hope,
the batik burglar, waa released from
custody this morning. This afternoon
he was arrested liy officers from Dole-
ware.
wild cat bankers cinched.
Pittsburg, Pa , Nov 27.—Warrants
were issued this morning fertile arrest
of W, W. Young president and John
Hnerr, cashier of the defunct Lawrence
hank, on charge of embezzlement for
receiving monoy whilo knowing the
built was insolvent.
A CHINESE KIEND.
FRESNO, Cal., Nov. 27.—A horrible
reorder occured in Chinatown at six
o'clock this morning. Tho victim, a
young, married Chinese woman, aged 21,
was literally cut to picccB by a young
Chinamen, supposed to ho a discarded
lover. Tiveuty-seven gashes were made
in the body with a knife overa foot long.
The inci-guu iu besieged with crowds of
excited celestials. The murderer is
under arrest. The woman's husband
says he does not know him or why he
committed tho crime.
A GREAT FAILURE.
San Francisco, Nov. 27.—Messrs.
Strati..** & Soiio, importers of olothing
and tuiloiv trim nihas, niiule an assign-
ment, tu il.iv The liabilities are reported tobo $200,01)0, bllt this has not been
confirmed. Most of the creditors are in
Now York, wiiero the firm hns a branch
liouse. Selling goods at 60 per cent, of
their value is said to have been the cause
of tho failure.
a new phase.
Dublin, Nov. 27.—The plan of campaign inaugurated some timo ago by the
tenants on tho Oliphant oitato, hns collapsed. Sixty tenants havo paid their
rent in full in addition to the costs incurred by eviction.
abuiil is merciful.
Constantinople, Nov. 27.—Admiral
Katib Pasha, of tho Turkish navy, has
boon dispatched to Crete with a proclamation of tho sultan, granting amnesty to
those implicated iu tho recent revolution on that island.
THE RESTLESS MAHDI.
Cairo, Egvpt.,Niiv. 27.—Confirma
the report that the Mahdi.is J.___?._.ti8gL',
ap!„.? in conjunction with the ennrs1
by which tlicy will make a combined
invasion of Egypt.
MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE.
New York, Nov. 27.—Hannah
Southworth wan indicted by the grand
jury this mornim; for murder in the
first degree for the killing of Barker
Pettens a fow days ago.
THE NATURAL GAS FIRE.
Leechburg, Pa., Nov. 27.—A conservative estimate <»f tlie loss by lust
nisjht's lire is irom §150.000 to §175,-
000. The insurance in §75,000. Itis
supposed that the lire originated from
natural iins. Twenty or mure homeless families wore cared for last niaht
night nud definite iirtiingeiiient. will |
be made t* li.*use them lo-iUy. The;
population'* f. Leechburg is 3,500
HEATS JESSE  JAMES.
St. Louis. Mil, Nov. 211.—About 12
o'clock last niglit, fifteen masked and
heavily armed men boarded a south
bound Topeka and Santa Fe train at
Snwyn, n smnll station in tin* lndiun
Territory, nud eut. the engine and mail
nnd express car loose from the coaches;
Th*y then ran the train suuih tivo
miles nnd threw the fii'i'mtiu off the
locomotive. Two miles farther the
engine wns thrown off, nnd aftor run-
mini four miles further, steam was
turned oft' nml the locomotive killed.
Then thu robbers began their attack
on* the express car. Thu guard nnd
nies3eui*cr fired some twenty sluts, but
finally gave ■ in nfter the robbers had
literally riddled the car with bullets.
The nmount of money stolen is between §20,000 and $30,000, and it
came principally from Chicago.
majesty's health.
>,..^grON BLAZING.
'■- "    '''he VbP
A Sea of Flame Wipes OutTwem.,
of the Hub's Big Business
Blocks.
International Copyright Between
U. S. and  France.  Bonner's
Fast Horse.
Small-pox in California.  Catholic
Vestments Exempted from
Customs Duty.
boston being baked.
Boston, Mns<ij Nov. 28.—A fire
broke out ehottiv nfter 8 o'clock thi*
tiiuriiin*. in the'mammoth stone build
ni|_ at the corner of Kinn-tnn unit Bedford street.. Tlie huildin'« was .supposed to be tire-p'-'onf, but burned u
LUUU..O    u.v..	
waB an estimable young man, well liked in the community where he lived.
He wbb a track walker for the S, P.
in -*..
ii/h. _DN THE BOOKS.
YATES' CABLE
New York, Nov. 2U.—[Edmund
Yates' London cable to the Tribune\ I
The Queen had a beautiful duy fur
leaving Balmoral, and tho drive to Bnl-
later in an open earring*' must have
made her regret that sho liad to come
Bouth. She looked very woll both
there and at Aberdeen and Pcrtli,
where, as usual, llie public were excluded, and the usual baud of devuled
adherent!, such as tlio Duke of Athol,
Mrs. Drumnionil, etc., heihi. absent.
She was somewhat lame, both at Perth
and at Windsor, where she arrived on
Thursday, and walked with a stick;
but she looked wonderfully well, and
none tho worse for her long journey.
Lord Snliibury and the Prince of
Wales expressed after their return
from Windsor, weuder at seeing how
vigorous and well she was after the
journey.
hakoiA1 al raschid redivivus.
Tlie v isit of the Herman emperor
and empress to Constantinople has cost
the sultan from first to last at least
£150,000. All the preparations for
the imperial guests were on a truly
oriental scale of splendor, being characterized hy the most lavish extravagance in every department. The Emperor William is much blamed for
having allowed the empress to accept
diamonds from the sultan whioh are
known to have cost upwards of £20,-
000. The total value of the half-ship
load of superb presents which were
carried to Berlin ib estimated to bo
£60,000. The sultan showed the
greatest complacency towards his
guests, but the emperor left Constantinople firmly convinced that Abdul
Uauiid's morbid decade of assassination has rendered him practicallyinsane.
The palace which the German emperor
and empress occupied during their
visit, is situated within the extensive
grounds of the Yildiz Kiosk, where
the sultan always lives. The palace,
which is simply a huge, Swiss chalet
with gables, balconies and carvings,
stands on a hill and commands one of
the finest views in the world. It is
guarded on all sides by a chain of
sentries. The vast and thickly-wooded
park which surrounds the sultan's residence, contains, in addition to several palaccB, a groat number of kiosks
in which tho imperial household and
bodyguard, numbering 600 persons,
reside.
will visit japan.
Duke and Duchcas of Connaughl
will visit Japan before returning to
England from India.
a wholesale drowning.
Constantinqi'le, Nov. 26.—It is
reported by tho Turkish journal Soodel
that the steamship India with live
hundred Mohammedan pilgrims on
board lias been sunk in tho Gulf of
Aden, and that all on board, oxcept
the captain and two passengers, were
lost.
NATURAL GAS GOES  OFF.
Dayton, Ohm, Nov. 26.—The Hawthorne two story brick dwelling house
was blown to atoms early this morning by an explosion of natural gas.
Two ohildren were killed and Scott
Hawthorne, his wife and father, wero
fatally injured. The explosion was
heard all over the city,
OTTAWA NOTES.
Ottawa, Nov. 26.—Alex. Ewon, of
Now Westminster; T. E. Ladnor aud
E. A, Wadhams, of Ladner's Landing,
and W. H. Dempster, of Viotoria,
arrived this afternoon to interview
Hon. Mr. Tupper regarding the salmon
fishing regulations to take ellect next
season. Thoy will seo the minister tomorrow.
The governor-general signed Harvey's death warrant this afternoon.
An extra Canada Gazette was issued
today,  containing the  proclamation
tion haB boen reoeived in this oity of I calling parliament together.
erthelesn   like n tinder box! nod : ho
flames rose hundreds of feet- into th'u
air.    A portion nf ihefire dupnrtmeut
at first called out, were Been to be inadequate tn cope with the  Haines, ns
they began to leap from tin- roof and
windows tiward the building*, .-u the
opposite side nf the E-treet nud to those
in the rear on Hoe Place.    A Becond
alarm wub therefore sent out, and ns
this proved ineffectual, a third alarm
was sounded, and in half an hour a
general alarm, which brought appara
tus from Cambridge, Somerville and
Chelsea.   At 9:45 aid was summoned
from Taunton as it looked as if the
(lames would advance up Kingston to
Turner  street.     The   line   block   of
Brown, Derrell Ss Co. wns then a heap
of glowing ruins, and thu old building
ot No.  30 Kingston street, and the
Brauwood  &  Armstrong Company's
building, at No.  37, had caught fire.
Tho   building   occupied by Bradford,
Thompson     &     Ames    had    been,
abeady fiercely biiurning tliirty minutes.     The   tire    had   extended   to
the Freeman building, corner of   Lincoln and Bradford sis.,  whilo   at   tho
same hour (9:30) it extended towards
Washington st. to Chauncey st.   In a
few   minutes   the tire extended along
Chauncey  street  on  the  left  hnnd
side  to  the  building   next  on  tho
sido occupied by Clueett Boon.   In
less than ten minutos the flames were
pouring  into   the   mammoth   stone
building occupied by Williams it Co.,
next corner Bouth from tho other side
it caught almost  at  onco  upon  the
building on Boo Place aud  the  wind
favored tho supposition that tho whole
south nnd the wholesale district were
doomed      Already   overy   building
along Kingston and  Ohauucy streets
were burning and the flames were eating up all those on the  south  side of
Boe Place; on the east side of Chauncey stroet were many buildings, all of
them mammoth structures, occupied
as wholesale houses m dry goods and
fancy goods  trade.   Every  endeavor
was made to keep them from burning.
Thia endeavor was futile, however, and
tho flames rushed on in  both  directions.   Tho large retail dry  goods establishment of Jordan, Marsh  & Co.
at   Washington    and   Arch    streets
haB  been    burned,   and  the  Globe
theatro    at    Haywood    place    and
Washington    street    is    now burning.   It is  reported that several lives
have been lost  frotn  falling walls and
other accidents and it is said that dead
bodies have been taken out of the premises of Clnctt, Boon k Co., 74 Chauncey
street.   Tho Globe theatre was almost
entirely destroyed and Francis Wilson's
company, which was playing "Thesolah,"
lost all their costumes and scenery.  The
wildest excitement prevailed and   the
firemen wero greatly  hindorcd   by the
narrow streets and immense crowds of
spectators.     The  tire  was finally got
under control at 11:55, after twenty of
the finest buildings in the city had been
destroyed, causing a Iobs now estimated
at §10,000,000.   lt is now thought that
no lives wero lost, though four  or live
persons were more or less Injured.
ONE OF THE PEOPLE.
Sacramento, Cala., Nov. 28.—The
statue erected to the memory oi the
late A. J. Stevens, muster mechanic of
the Southorn Paciiic, was uuveded at
tho Plaza to day. Thore waa a procession in which 1500 railroad workers
participated.
WILL BUILll AGAIN.
Lynn, Mass., Nov. 28.—Tho work
of clearing away the debris in the
burned district was in progress this
morning. All indications point to the
speedy rebuilding of the burned out
factories.
EXEMPT FROM DUTY.
Washington, Nov. 28.—The secrotary of the treasury has written the
collector of customs at Port Townsend,
Wash., to inform tliat officer that certain articles imported by Bev. F. Pro-
fontainc, a Catholic priest at Seattle,
to be used in the performance of religious ceremonies, are exempt fiom
duty under the provisions of the revised statutes on that subject. The
articles referred to arc twelvo copes,
two dalmatics, one purse, etc.
ABOUT TIME.
Washington, Nov. 28.—Secretary
Blaine is engaged negotiating an international copyright treaty with Franco.
FOUL TLAY.
Canyonville, Ogr., Nov. 28.—This
morning Mr. Thomas Dyer, an employee of l%>. S. P, B, B., called in nt
tho cabin of Mr. Firo Oaino, also a railway employee, and found him dead,
with evory evidence of having been
murdered fast night. His place is near
the falls of Cow croek, about fivo miles
Fort Brago, Cala., Nov. TiSft-th*
Bteamer Protection, bound for But
Francisco, haB gone on the rocks out- .
side of the harbor. She will probably
become a totd wreck. Tlie crew have
been taken oft'.
WILL BEAT MAUD S.
San Francisco, Nov. 28.—At P«lb
Alto yesterday, in presence of her
owner, llobt. Bonner, Sunol went the
quarter milo iu 3H seconds.
MUST HAVE BEEN TERRIBLE.
Santa Fe, N. M., Nov. 28.—OoL
W. Dwyer, a lending et ml; raiser in
Colfn.x county, where lhe remarkabla
biizznrd prevailed, during tho tint,
tifieen daya of this month, saya thtt
the total loss of human life by that
siorin wns thirty-five persons. Thirty
Mexican sheep herders and five
Americnn cowboys.
FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP.
New York, Nov. 28.—The deciding
ganie iu the strugglo for the inter-collegiate foutball championship takes
place between Yale and Princeton today.
DANGEROUS   FREIGHT.
Eureka, Cain., Nov. 28.—The steamer Humboldt arrived from San Francisco yesterdny with a case of sinall-p.it
on bonrd. The sick man was n recent
arrival from the east.
SERVE THEM RIGHT.
Baltimore, Md , NTnv.28.—Thejuiy
in the case of the Navassa rioters went
out this morning; it is believed that
the entire lot will be found guilty.
A COLD COUNTP.Y. •
Bismarck, Dak., Nov. 28.—The
cold wave has reached Dukoti. Be-
ports received tliij morning show that
the thermometer has gone away below
zero in mnny plnccs.
APPEALED IN VAIN.
Montreal, Nov. 28.- The court of
appeals to-day dismissed the appeal of
the Mail in the §50,000 libel suit
brought by the Jesuits against that
paper.
LOST IN THE LAK E.    '
Toronto, Out, Nov. 28.— During
iast night's gale the schooner Altandtl
went ashore and several of her crew
were drowned.
OILDED CRIMINALS.
Pittsburoh, Nov. 27.—An information wbb made this morning by
Thus. McCaffrey, a depositor in the
Lawrence Bank, before Alderman
O'Donnell, charging President Young
and Cashier Hoerr, of the Lawrence
Bank, with the embezzlement of
§470.48, the amount of McCaffrey'*
individual deposit on tho day the bank
closed its doors. The chargo was made-
on the ground that these officials of the
bank received money from deposit're
when thoy knew that the liank was insolvent. Cashier Hoerr is now under
arrest. President Young wil! be taken
into custody this nfternoon.
A TALE OF THE SEA.
New York. Nov. 27.—Oapt. Shelter of tho burned steaiuei Santiago,
mado his first report this morning to
tho company's agent. It does not differ from the accounts already published. He says fire was first discovered issuing from the seams and
hatches of the main deck, and in a few
minutes smoke in blending volumes
began pouring out of the hatches.
Despite streams of water poured on,
the flames apread rapidly under the
hatches. The coolnesss of the officers
prevented a panic and the work wm
continued of quenching the flames.
The deck fell in about two hours after
the fire was first discovered and the
captain ordered the boats to be lowered, as the case was then hopeless.
The people were transferred in the
midst of a gsle and high sen. The
Btory of the rescue by the ship A. J.
Fuller, has already beon told. The
captain highly praiaes the hravery of
tho officers and men, to whose cool
courage the absence of loss of life is to
be ascribed.
THE GREAT LYNN   FIRE.
Lynn, Mass., Nov. 27.—Through
tho associated charities many familic*
were furnished with lodgings hist night
in rooms hired at lodging hmises and
dwelling houses, and rations of hot
soup are being served to all in neod of
food. As soon ns somo plan for assistance can bo devised, work for providing for destitute familes will progress rapidly. Among the heavy
iosers are: Mower Bros., §100,000;
Steen Block, §50,000; Benney Ss Co.,
§60,000; ,1. G. Brown, g40,000; Arthur, Duller, §60,000; Bartlett Ss Co.,
§60,000; C. Bufful, §75,000; Brode,
65,000; Mead, 40,000; Earlo, §40,000;
Savings institution, §50,000; M. K.
* A, H. Jonos, §75,000; Lapeley &
Co.,§40,000; C. H. Ashcroft, $50,000;
E. E. Elde-, $40,000. The city today was well patrolled by the militia,
six companies, 250 men in all, being
on duty. Men were stationed at the
entrance of ruined streets barring all
approach tothe burned district. Guards
are stationed nt stores that arc but
partially cleaned out, to prevent
thieves from taking what is left of the
property, No ono is permitted to pass
the guardB without a permit from the
city clork.
If
* Job printing of all kinds neatly done
at the Columbian office. Prices will be
found as low aa at anv other offlce h
the province — Adv VOLUME 34.
Weekly British Columbian
WedaeHtay Moraine, Bee. 4, 1889.
1*^^   ceased to
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
Bulwer was a dandy to the last.
Ho always wrote in a'rich Oriental
dressing robe, with books of reference, note books, etc., at hand.
During liis lutter years increasing
deafness, from wliich he had been
almost a life-long sufferer, made him
withdraw from society, to whioh
he had onco been so devoted and of
■which he had been one of the most
brilliant ornament,-. But he
ceased to dress with the else**
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CIVIC NOMWATIOJNS.
Tlf-'Ci
erei'
ii-   -,- repi*»i*nce  of
te mnn of the   world.—Ex.
Says an exchange : At a football
matcli played last week on the
grounds of the North-Western University at Evanston, 111., the captain of one team had an eye so badly
injured that he will probably lose it,
while one of the opposing team had
his jaw badly smashed. There is
reason to believe that in the days of
Maeaulny's New Zealander, people
will look back upon some of tho
sports of the present age with much
the same feeling that we have with
regard to the gladiatorial pastimes
of the old Romans,
While the world at large has been
interested of late in various mutters
of international importance, a
change of administration, notes an
exchange, lias taken place in n European state which has been left almost unnoticed. The new regents of
the republic of Sau Marino, in Soath-
ern Italy, Domenicii Button and
Marino Nicoiino, have entered upon
the discharge of their difficult duties.
In their opening address they declared it a fundamental principle of
their programme to live in peace
with the states of Europe and the
rest of the world.
A Kansas judgo has just decided
that there can be no separate schools
in the state. The decision is the result of an attempt by one of the
school boards to establish a separate
school for colored children. "If,"
said the judge, "there are to be
separate schools for white and black,
there should be separate schools for
Catholic and Protestant, English
and Irish, red-headed and black-
headed, blondes and brunettes."
His honor resorts to tho reduclio ad
absurdum. Nevertheless, if there
is to be one set of separate schools,
why not another 5
The British Columbians are boasting of their mild November weather.
One paper reports that the people in
its district are feeding on wild raspberries. Ontario has also had a
mild spell. Up to date there has
been hardly a sign of frost. As to
fruit, there is plenty of it in the province. But the people are not consuming the wild species just now.
The tame kind is the more popular.
The plentifulness of fruit is attributable, however, not so much to the
November weather as to the industry of the various housekeepers
during the preserving season.—
Mail.
Tbe story that a Scotchman has
mo idea of humor is evidently as baso
as that other yarn wliich attributes
to Irishmen the inability to talk
without indulging in bulls. A Scotch
paper reoently opened its columns
for contributed jokes. The following are some of the funny items it reoeived : "A horse falling down dead,
a man asked, 'Did it ever do that
beforo'('" "A woman, having foresworn whiskey in a glass drank it
out of a cup." "A man took the
hat worn by a scarecrow." "Whiskey having been ordered for out
word application, the patient drank
■ it." "A man, having eaten a herring nt tea, wished also for some
treacle, whioh was refused." It
will be observed that the wit
is not of that boisterous kind
that causes people to shout with
laughter until their buttons arc
blown from tlieir moorings. The
humor is quiet and unobtrusive ;
. but it is humor all the same.
Mrs. Mackay, the "Bonanza
Queen," has, writes the London correspondent of the Manchester Court-
cr, provided, during her absence, the
public of London with a gratuitous
entertainment of the most diverting
nature. At her open window in
Buckingham PalaceGate isa wonderful green parrot which attracts hundreds oE people every day to hear
him talk. The crowd on Sunday
was so great that the policeman had
to request the people to move on.
"Move on" echoed the parrot, to the
intense delight of tho mob. ' 'Polly,
what is o'clock!" asked a man.
The parrot, protending to look at the
clook, cried out in  nnswer    '•"•><<-
The nomination for mayor and aldermen of the new counoil took place Monday forenoon, the mayoral nomination
from 11 to 12 o'clock and the alder-
manic from 12 to 1 o'clock.
The following is the ticket for mayor:
W. B. Townsend, nominated by J. C.
Brown, seconded by H. Elliott; J. 0.
Brown, nominated by W. B. Town-
send, seconded by H. Elliott.
Following nominations took nl*..*/*
for aldermen: i *"—"
.aST ward.
"John Batcholor, nominated by Thos.
OITY COraMI-. •
The council met Monday night at 8
o'elook for the transaction of buBiness.
Present—Aldermen Shiles, Eeid,
Oalbick, McPhaden, Cunningham and
Jaques.
HiB worship Mayor TownBend in the
chair.
oust five," and he was right. "How
old are you Polly?" "Don't know.
How old are youl" was the
answev, which of course provoked
great merriment, in which the par
rot joined. Asked whnt day of the
week it was, the wretch hopped
about screaming, "Sunday. Go to
prayers. Ora pro nobis," and fell
into a paroxysm of laughter, which
was quite contagious. 	
Johnson and J. S. Cox.
Alfred Smither, nominated by E.
A.Gordon and J. S. Cox.
Elected by acclamation.
SECOND WARD.
John Bcid, nominated by W. A.
Duncan and W. Howay.
Jas. Johnson, nominated by W. A.
Duncan and Job Batchelor.
D. McPhaden, nominated by A.
Smither and Jas. Grimmer.
Jas. Punch, nominated liy P, IJ.
Bilodeau and Jas. O'Hallurnn.
THIRD   WARD.
B. W. Shiles, nominated by James
Cunningham and W. E. Fales.
H. Elliott, nominated by B. W.
Shiles and Jas. Cunningham.
M. Sinclair, nominated by T. R.
Mclnnes and B. Worth.
A. M. Herring, nominated by Is. F.
Bonson and H. V. Edmonds.
FOURTH WARD.
D. Lyal, nominated by Jas. Kennedy
and J. 0. Armstrong.
H. Hoy, nominated by B. Douglas
and W. 15. Townsend.
Wm. Johnston, nominated by Jas.
Kennedy and D. Lyal.
Two aldermen are to be elected tor
the three last named wards.
Mr. T. Cunningham, M. V. P., was
voted to the chair nnd presided at tho
meeting during which the candidates
expressed their views.
Mayor Townsend lirst spoko and assured the audience that if elected he
would givo the affairs of the city his
best attention.
Mr. J. C. Brown followed and eaid
among other things that we cught to
encourage people to come hero by offering inducements of a substantial
kind, making the city attractive and
an eligible place for tho establishment
of mure small freehold homes. Those
Binall freehold homes wore the truest
indication of a city's Bolidity and pros
perity, and thoy were the surest sign
of progress. New Westminster has
been sweeping along the path of progress lately in a manner that warrants
the expeciation that sho will soon rival
in wealth and importance some of tho
lirst cities of the Dominion. If he
were returned as mayor of this city he
would faithfully fullill all the promises
he had made on the city'a improvement. He would, do liis best for
WestminBter. He did not intend to
indulge in i. personal canvass at all as
ho was averse to that manlier of doing
business, and did not think it necessary. The reason why ho bad suit*
mitted to nomination wns that two
gentlemen had come to him and told
him that Mayor TownBend had positively refusod to run forthe mayoralty
for a smaller Balary than §2,000, and
and that he was practically out of the
contest. He (the speakor) thought
that salary much to high ; tlie city of
Toronto until a year or two ago had
paid its mayor only 82,000. He
thought the ciiy would do admirably
well to start at *?1,000 a year for the
mayor's salary.
Mayor Townsend then took the platform and asked Mr. Brown's authority
for the statements he had made about
tho mayor's salary. He said no one
had any right to make such representations. Mr. Brown said he would be
satisfied with 81000, but if he (the
speaker) got the pusitiou ho would take
82000 and nothing loss. Mr. Brown
had mentioned what he would do on
the Bewernge, streets, sidewalks and
other works, but he could say that tho
present council had done its duty well;
they had kept abreast of the times in
all works, and the speakor had also
done his very best to keep up with all
that was being transacted for the city's
benefit. There was no personal animus between him aud Mt. Brown, only
he (tho speaker) Bhould endeavor to
see as many ratepayers as possible.
The wholo question so far as ho could
see hinged on the matter of the salary.
Mr. W. A. Duncnn slopped forward
and uddresscd tlio mooting, saying that
he was one of tho two persons who had
pointed out to Mr. Brown tho advisability of his running for mayor on the
grounds that Mayor Townsend had distinctly stated to him that ho would not
contest the chair for less than $2000
per annum. In his opinion it was tho
duty of the old counoil to settle the
question of the mayor's salary. However, the ratepayers were not in favor
of paying the mayor more than 81000,
which in his opinion was quito enough.
Tho city would be doing very well if
it paid tMOO. Under the oircuin-
stances he thought the city ought to
look around for somebody elso to fill
the mayoral chair. Mr. J. C. Blown
had been suggested and he thought
Mr. Brown would mako an exoellent
mayor. Mr. Brown at first did not
want to run and he was surprised to
hoar that both were nominated to-day
as ho thought Mr. Townsend had as
good as retired.
Mr. Marshal Sinclair was next vociferously called upon to speak, but refused to do so bs none of the other
aldermen wero presont.
Mayor Townsond rose to say that
Mr. CurtiB had brought in a noticeof
motion to doal with the mayoral stipend, but had withdrawn it as it was
found that the present oounoil hod
nothing to do with the salary of next
year's mayor.
Thore being no  other  speakers tho
Children Cryfor
meeting adjournod.
Pitcher's Castoria.
COMMUNICATIONS
From S. A. Calbick asking permission to place building material on Dallas street.   Granted under the usual
aiMar-s. .  '
From R. Ssyer, asking dama^-B of
8X00 for destruction of a roof through
blaBting operations. On motion the
bill wbb directed to be paid.
From D. A. McDonald, asking two
weeks' extention of time to complete
the Queen's avenue contract. Time
granted.
From Jaa. Kennedy, asking that a
sidewalk be not built ou a level on
tho wost sido of Lytton Bqunre half way
as it would render the basement of the
Powell block useless fur storage. Referred to the city engineer and the
bonrd of wurks with power to act.
Frnm Kwong Zuen Hing, asking
permission to lay a sewer pipe across
Front streot frum a lodging house ou
Lytton square to the river. Permission granted under tlio supervision of
tho board of works.
From T. .1. Forfar, asking permission to-day building material on Brown
street. Permission granted under the
usunl conditions.
From John S. Clute, jr., hon. sec.
N. W. football c! ib, drawing attontion
to a atream of Water which runs on to
the athletic grounds at Quoou's park
from Queen's avenue, nud asking tho
abatement of the samo. Referred to
the park committee with power to
act
From Andrew Leamy, statinz thnt
he had heen instructed hy Mr. E. W.
Bradshaw tn apply fur a lease of water
lot No. 38. He intends to erect (hereon a good whnrf and commence building at once, Roceived, and olerk instructed to notify Mr. Leamy tliat no
lease enn be granted.
From Jas. Wise, stating thnt he
wished to renew his lease of wharf on
lois 'MS and 37 in front of Lytton
squaro,   Received.
The law on the water lots was carefully examined and earnestly discussed.
His worship said that they all wanted
to see Mr. Wise gels his rights. Tho
le»se is a five year one, and iu tho
event of a renewal tho question arose
as t < what would happen to the lots in
the event of the Southern Railway
coming in. Mr. Wise explained that
the original loase was for seven years,
but through some by-law or act of the
council it had been changed* to Jive
years,
Aid. Cunningham said that the
council ought to see that every man got
his just rights. If those lots were
deeded to tho Southern Railway the
best that could bo dono was to give
compensation.
Aid. Shiles said that if tho lots wero
included ill the Southern Railway lots
Mr. Wise ought cortainly to have compensation.
Moved by Aid. Cunningham, seconded by Aid. Shiles, that the niatter
relating to tho release of wnter IoIb 36
and 37 be referred to tho finance committee to report at next, mooting. Carried.
From T. J. Trapp, reporting having sold lot 17 block 7 suburban for
§2,4fi5.   Received and filed.
From T. J. Trapp, drawing attention to the condition of the sidewalk in
rear of hiB premises on Clarkson street
and Lome stroet. Refeired to the
board of works with power to act.
From chief of police, stating that
J. H. King had broken a lamp at the
corner of Begbie Btreet. Referred to
the lamp coniinitteo with power to act.
From Chas. T. Millard, in regard
to the water lots, and asking a fivo
year loase of the same on the UBUnl
terms and conditions.   Received.
From J. O. Juques, asking to bo
furni'hod with new street lines for lot
10, block 11.   Granted.
From W.Turnbull nnd others, asking
for a crossing from the comer opposito the Masonic building across Columbia street.
Aid. McPhaden snid ho thought
crosswalks were gotting pretty thick;
nther aldermen concurred in this view
aud the maiter was laid over to next
council.
From. J. J. Bums, saying ho lind
no placo to dump the refuse, and that
if one was not provided ho would have
to resign his post ob city scavenger,
having Inst money in tho operation.
Received.
Aid, McPhaden recommended the
dumping of the scavenger's refuse ou
some part of the Quoen's park.
Aid. Jaques said it would bo a good
placo to put it on tho Indian   reserve.
Aid. Calbick thought it was a matter tbat required looking up.
Aid. McPhaden snid tho Chineso
gardens outside tho city limits was tho
place.
Aid. Cunningham said tho Btuff was
worth 84 a load, nnd when covered
with common earth was completely
deodorized; and if tho scavenger knew
his busiiioss ho could mako a fair thing
out of it. For market gardens it was
simply invaluable. Referred to the
health committeo with power to act.
From G. L. Ss C. 0. Dunn, asking
for street lines of their lots on tho east
side of Mary Btreet botween Montreal  and  Melbourne atroets, with a
viow to the erection of houses. On
motion tho engineer was instructed to
give tho lines.
RErORTS.
Tho police aud finance committees,
the board of works and health reported
rooommending the payment of several
accounts and the reports were all
adopted.
Lemon Ss Bradshaw's account of
8200 wbb taken exception to by Aid.
McPhaden, who was informed by his
worship nnd Aid. Jaques that the contractors had dono muoh moro than the
contract called for, through a miaun
derstanding of tho engineer.
Aid. Jaques roported  verbally that
errors had been found iu the street
lines nt Sapperttm, and tliat they
would havo to be checked before the
lines of the penitentiary grounds could
be accurately given. 1< urthor time was
granted.
ACCOUNTS. .
H. T. Read Ss Co., 883.58; T. J.
Trapp & Co., 822.23; Jas Cunningham &Co., 807.80; Brunette Saw
Mill Co., 876.70; T. J. Trapp & Co.,
815.75; Douglas *_y Deighton, 8153 00;
M.tliera&Milligan, $26.94; I Dims.
$85,53; Sulloy & Brysnn, 816.00;
Bradshaw Ss Co., $200.00; Mathers &
Milligan, 824.85; Gilley Bros., $23 50;
telegraph account, $3.51; B. G. Gazette,
$17.50; B. C Gazette, $10.00; British Columbian, 829.55; St. Mary'B
HoBpi.al, $25.00; E. Brown* Co.,
85.00; Chas. Phillips, $1.00; Martin
Huband, $2 00; Dr. DeWolf Smith,
$10.00.
UNFINISHED business.
Moved by Aid. Jaques, seconded by
Aid. Beid that tho tender of the
B, C. P. Mills for tilling Fnrteaquc
street with slabs nnd sawdust for .the
sum of $800 be accepted.    Carried.
NEW BUSINESS.
Moved by Aid. Reid and seconded
by Aid. McPhaden, that the board of
works bo instructed tu grade the north
side of the Btreet on Melbourno street,
for a sidewalk between Fortesque and
Edinburgh Btreets.    Carried.
Moved by Aid. Calhick and seconded
by Aid. Reid that tho board of works
be instructed to do what it thinks
necessary towards making sidewalk
nnprovemouta nn Royal avenue, between Douglas aud Edinburgh streets.
Carried.
Council adjourned about 10 o'olock.
0BIMU-.AL COURT.
The case of Thomas Moore, charged
with entering a house after dark >*.illi
intoi't to commit a felony, camo np
under speedy triaJs act Tuesday morning before His Honor Judgo Bolo.
The prisoner, who was not quite so
defiant and loquacious as when he appeared in the police court, pleaded
"not guilty."
Robert Keery, ono of the proprietors
of tho Eickhoff Houso, took tho witness stand and gave the snme testi
raony as in the polico court. The
prisoner waa nut a guest at the hotel,
and be had been ordered away from
the house. Simeon Huff, the man
from whom tho goods were stolen,
stated that tho door of his room in tlie
hotol wns usually left open, anil that
he had not noticed the clothes the
evening of tlie rubbery. All he knew
was lhat the clothing wns gono, and
thoso produced in court were his.
Officer Dominy, who made tlie arrest,
also recapitulated his polico court testimony.
The prisoner said ho had been looking for a bed thnt night, and cross-
examined the oflicer and witnesses
with very commendable pertinacity,
but to little effect. His honor found
tho prisoner guilty on the ovidence
produced, which he said wns overwhelming, and adjourned the court for
five minutes to consider the sentence.
Prisoner had nothing to say, but asked
his honor to be as light on liim as ho
could.
Resuming court again his honor bogan his speech by saying ho was glad
to see a representative of the press
presont (The Columrian), for these
trials and Bentoncos went forth on tho
wings of tho press and wero disseminated in all parts of the land, and did
immeasurable good in checking crime
nnd inducing such men hb the prisoner
to pause and think before tlicy committed felnnies.
Tho crimo of which the prisoner
Btood convicted was ono wliich resembled what in London and other largo
cities is called sneak thieving, moro so
than the daring and moro determined
crimo of the burglar. It was a despicable crime. Large numbers of
workingmen find it necessary to bo out
at night, ut the docks, on tho steamers,
and other work, and it is terrible to
think that those mon should not be
ablo to leavo their lodgings without
tho fear of tlio snoak thief oreeping in
and stealing their goods. Tho doors
of hotels are left open for the accommodation of these working men. It is
not for peoplo to bo going about liko
jailers with iheir property under bolts
nnd bars. Tho property of the peoplo
is in tho caro of the law, and by it is
protected from such attacks as the
prisoner has made. The law takes
caro to punish such breaches of the
peace in a suitable wny. This offence is
a most serious one, and if not checked
with a storn hand would Bpeedily reduce society to a state of barbarism, in
which evory man'a haud would bo
againat, his neighbor's. In Now Westminster this Bort of crime, he waa
happy to sny, had boon raro, and almost unknown, but bo folt it. his duty
to punish this offence in ouch a manner that those who wero likely to commit tho felony should bo inclined to
think that New Westminster wus not
a vory profitable field for the prosecution of Buch enterprises.
He had it in hia powor to send the
prisoner up for seven years, but it was
not his intention to exercise that severity. If, however, ho found that such
casos wero ou the increase in this ciiy,
he would certainly mete out the full
penalty of tho law, seven years, to
Bomo ot tho offenders, hb ho was determined to stop this crime in Now Westminater. Tho workingmen at hotels
must be proteoted; it was abominable
thnt they ahould have to feel a sense
of insecurity in a city so well guarded
by its polioe, and he would mark his
sense of tho seriousness of the crimo
by sending the prisoner to gaol for
threo years at hard labor.
Tho case of W. Scalen, on a Bimilar
offenoe, was remanded until tho Oth
inst. ...
Nomination in Stanstead takes plaoe
on thB 9th December and polling on
the 16th. It is rumored that Harper,
ol the Montreal Witness staff, will oppose Hon. Mr. Colby on tho equal
rights platform.
_J_
Wholesale and letail Druggists
NEXT COLONIAL HOTEL, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.
Id Yoyr Orders
loney!
As wc liavo a Car-load of the Celebrated
Adams & Son's Lumber Wagons,
Which will bo here in about 10 Daya.
We will also receivo a number of Delivery WugOllS by tlie same car,
Mainland Carnage Works.
ilonltc S-.trx.x.WV  *Sc 33B"5rso_sr.
For tbe next 30 days we will dispose of
our surplus stock of FIRST-CLASS. BUGGIES AT COST PRICE for cash.
Call and secure a bona-fide bargain as
we must make room for a large shipment
ordered from the east.
REID * CURRIE,
Pacific Carriage Works,       New Westminster.
-Iwai>5t(*
f IT CRT.
Cor. Columbia and Mary Sts., New Westminster.
' The above named, firm having fully decided to retire from the
Dry Goods Business and confine their attention to the Grocery
Business for the future, now offer the whole of their
Choice, New, Well Selected and  Well Bought Stock of Dry
Goods and Clothing at
Cost Prices for Cash.
A rare chanco is now offered to intending purchasers, aH the stock consists of
goods just suited for the present and coniinu season. All froiih and in prime order
and purchased in tho bost foreign markets at rook    ttom prices.
Sale to commence on Monday, tho 10th instant, and to continue until tho wholo
of tho stock lias been closed out.    l.EMJ'JMBKR THK PliACK:   Corner of Col.
W. & G. WOLFENDEN.
umbia and Mary Streets.
Jtu KJ X _o_ JLl   \j XXX
Planing Ills tap;, 11
RICHARD STREET, NEW WESTMINSTER.
MANUFAOTtmKRS ANO DEALEtiS IN
nf BflTl^ nnA Tl-«oM«f.fl T "wjlfip
S 81W
Shingles, Shanes, Lams, jackets,
SHIMON BOXES, NET FLOATS, TRAYS.
AXT2D  -A-X.X.  KI1TOB  OT
Wood Furnishing for Canneries.
Doors.   Frames..   Windows,
Mouldings. Baluster*.
Blinds. Brackets.
Ballings, Newels.
PLAIN AND FANCY AND ALL KINDS OF TURNED WORK.
notttilwly
I VVEJSKLY BRITISH COLOMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, DECEMBER 4, 1889.
NO. 49.
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE,
President Harrison's Annual Message Read Tn-Day and Proves
Very Interesting.
It Expresses a Hope for an Amicable Si-tiU-iiie.it of the Fisheries Question,
And   Advocates   Tariff Reform,
More Pensions and an Enlargement of the Navy.
THE l'llESIOENT S MESSAGE.
Washington, Deo. 3 —The presi-
iiein s inecsi.u.u was red in tlie liouse
to day. The d"Ciiment in full con
tained about 14,000 wrda. The president Biild; "Tlie'rn are few transactions
in lhe adii.li is ia hi. uf iln ."\'i l'i*
ment that aro oven temporarily held
in tho confidence of thoso trusted with
tbo conduct of the public business.
Every step is taken under tlie obsorva*
ti li nf an intelligent anil watchful
people and nheatitti* of union, is known
from day to day, and suggestions aa tn
needed legislation find :*n earlier voico
thall that which speaks in these an-
nu il communicntions of the president
to congress." Tlie message thon proceeded to congratulate the country on
its continued good relations and correspondence with otlier governments,
aril welcomed the delegates to thn
Pan-Amorican and Maritime confer
once. It aaid, in reference to tlio
Chinese question, that whilo the
country's supreme interests demand
tlie exclusion cf a laboring element
ii hion experience has siib'wn to re in
compatible with its social lifo, all stupa
to compass the imperative need should
be accompanied with a recognition of
the claims of theso strangers now lawfully among us, to Iniiiiiiiu* nnd just
treatment." The president then says:
"On the part nf the government of the
D minion of Cmada, an eli*'rt
has been apparently mndo during
th** season just ended to administer laws and regul itions applicable to
tlm fisheries with ns lirle friction iib
possible, and temperate representations.
In respect to oases of undue hardship
or of harsh iiitirpretiitinns, they have
been, in most cases, mot with measures
of transitory relief. Jt is trusted that
the attainment of our jtrt rights under
existing treaties, am! in virtue of the
coiicurrcni legislation of the two contiguous countries, will not bo lung deferred, and that all existing cnises of
difference may be equitably adjusted.
I recommend lhat provision be made
by an international agreement fnr
visibly marking out the boundary be*
-tweon tho United States and Canada
in tho narrow channels that join tho
great lakes. Tho conventional line
theroin, traced by the north-western
boundary survey yi ars ago, is not in
all cases readily ascertainable for tho
settlement of jurisdictional questions."
The president then calls for an enlargement of tho list nf extraditable
offences between Great Britain and the
United States, discusses the country's
relations to Cuba, Porto Rico, Peru
and Portugal, and favors the Nicaragua
canal and Belgium's efforts to abolish
slave trade. It expresses satisfaction
with the country's eurdial relations
with Certnany and Persia, and eon
gratulates Hayti on the ending of tho
internal disturbances. It suggests
Bpoiinl conventions f"t' determining
questions of naturalisation; welcomes
Brazil as a new sister republic, and
calls attention to the general prosperous condition of tlio country. Tho
message takes up tho secretary-treasurers report and calls for tho im
mediate attention of congress to iho
large actual and anticipated surplus.
It declaims against loaning public
money to banks without interest, recommends a revision uf the tariff laws
both in administrative features and in
schedules. He suggests tlio removal
of tho internal tax ou tobacco and mi
spirits used in ans and in manufactures. Tho presidont says tile autici
pations which havo accompanied tho
coinage and tho use of lhe silver dollar
havo not been realized, and argues
against a further increaso of the present
raie of coinage. Reverting to the
Ohinese question tho message says:
"Tho enforcement of the Chinese exclusion act has been found very difficult
on the north-western frontier. China
men landing at Victoria lind it easy to
pass over the border owing to the impossibility, with tho force at command.
of the customs officers guarding bo long
an inland line. The secretary of the
treasury has authorized the employment of additional ollicers, who
have been assigned to this only,
and every eflort will bo made
to enforce the law. Oanada exacts a
head tax of 8fi0 on each Chinaman.
When lauded, in fraud nfour law, thoy
cross into our territory and tiro apprehended by our ollicers. It is not
known what to do with thein as the
Dominion authorities will not suffer
thom to bo Bent hack without a second
payment of the tax.    Au effort will be
w!'l rem m this ''"' "t, T ■ ""•
si'tent alludes to the no' nf March 2nd,
188!), relating t* ' i>_. ,.< hi* '«
and othor fur bearing animals, and
states refuge stations hare been established at Port Barrow. He speaks of
tho coast defences, of the better protection of federal ollicers as evidenced
by the assault on .Judge Field, and declares trusts are dangerous to the publio good, and should be made the subjoct of prohibitory and even penal legislation. Tho president favors international eopyiight and bankrupt laws,
and approves the postmaster-general's
rcf ort and coincides in tho recommendations of tho secretary of the navy
for tho construction of light armored
ships, three gun boals and live torpedo
boats. The message then discusses
the country's duty to tho Indians at,
great length. In regard to the condition nf Alaska the message snys:
"Provision should bo mado for the acquisition of titles to town lots, for locating townsites and for the establish
ment of municipal governments. Only
mining laws have been extended to
that territory, and no other iorm of
titles to lands can now be obtained.
Wo havo fortunately not extended to
Alaska the mistaken policy nf establishing reservations for Indian tribes, and
oan deal with them from the beginning as individuals with better results,
but any disposition uf public lands and
regulatiuns relating to timber and fisheries should have kindly regard to their
interests, having no power to levy tax.
Tho people of Alaska wholly depend
upon tho general government, to whose
revenues the seal fisheries make a large
annual contribution. The appropriation for education should neither be overlooked nor stinted. He
recommends a liberal provision for
all soldiers or sailors of the civil war
now Buffering from diseases or casualties, whether contracted in service or
not. In regard to the reform of the
ci-.il servico, ho says it will make no
safo or satisi-ictnry advance unlil tho
present law and its equal administration are woll established in tho conli
denco of tho poopio. He closes a long
discussion nu the negro question by
saying tho colored masses should lio
protected in all their relations to thu
federal government. Tho President
io conclusion says: "The legislation
which I have suggested it is sincerely
bclievod will promote the peace and
honor uf our ouuinr. and the security
and prosperity nt the people "
A UANUSOJ115  lilFT.
New Yonu, Dee. 3.—The corner
stone of a Working VVomens' home,
which is to be erected on 150th st., was
laid this morning with appropriate
ceremonies. Tho building is a gift of
Mrs. Ellinl F. Shepard, tn flu* Youug
Women's Christian association. Ir,
nill cost when oomplets, ,.200,000.
PAISSKU. DISAl'PEAllS.
London, Dec. u.-l-huSl.JaiuesGasielte
■ays Parnell disappeared several weeka
agn and siuOe then hss not been heard
frum. His whereabouts nre a mystery,
and his prolonged absence causes much
trouble to his adherents. Tho Gazette
says that thouuh it has been Famuli's
custom to occasionally sccludo himself,
his period of retirement has this time
been longer than usual. Ho hus even
failed to keep a number uf important
engagements, among whicli was one lo
meet Gladstone.
SENTENCED TO 1IANO.
P.uus, Dec. 3.—B.Daugo, accused of
having perpetrated four murders at
Pont St. Muuisson, has been coiiileinii-
ed to death with a recommendation to
mercy.
Mil.   VATKS' OAUI.E.
London, Dee. 3.—The Princo of Wales
showed no traces of his recent illness on
Friday ovcuing when he took advantage
of his (lying visit to Loudon to attend
the Alhamhra and see Saudow in whose
feats of strength he seemed deeply interested.
ANOEUEll I1IS FATHER.
A trustworthy correspondent writes:
"Count Bismarck, whom the English and
French stylo 'Herbert,' in order to anger
his father, dined only with two ambassa-
dorsdurhifi-jhis visit to Constantinople, the
German and British, and went much out;
of his way to he civil to all the English ho
mot,"
(iORKU IIV  AN   ELEPHANT.
Lonuon, Dec. 3.—The keeper of
llu'iinm's largest elephant was fatally
gored in the head and neck by tho
animal this murning.
THE AUSTRIAN BUDGETS.
Vienna, Dec. 3 — The reichsrath reopened to day and the budget for 1800
wes presented. Tlio estimates ahd
receipts are 540,418,477,florins; expenditures 545,475,000 florins. Tho minister uf finance announced lie intended
to introduce measures to moderate a
graduated incomo tax.
DISESTABLISHMENT.
London, Dec. 8.—At to-day's session of tho Liberal federation, nt
Manchester, resolutions wero adopted
declaring that tho necessity existed for
prompt aotion in tho settlement of the
questions of tho disestablishment of
the Welsh church and freo   education.
TAILS TO l'LEASE.
Constantinople, Deo. 3.—-Tho porte
has called upon tho Armenian patriarch at Constantinople to dopose the
bishop uf tho Armenian community,
as he has been preaching in a manner
exceedingly distasteful to tho Turkish
government. The patriarch has re*
fused to interfere.
KIND 0001) ENOUGH FOR THEM.
Lisiion, Dee. 2.—It is semiofficially
denied that there ia any agitation in
Portugal arising from the revolution in
Brazil and looking to the establishment uf a republic.
ANNEXING  THE STATES.
Ashland, Wis,, Dec. 1,— Within the
last week a gigantic English syndicate
has been quietly, biit rapidly mid very
systematically, buying up all tlio acre-
property in Ashland county, and tho
entire northern portion ot the state
that its agents can get options on.
Everything has been dono with the
greatest secrecy, and not a single
deed has yet been liled iu Ashland
nm . y.     i 'i -ir, air.   Fenny,
a i hat In- * * ■ i inf rmed that a
lingo iiumbui ul deeds were in a New
York bank, .rn ihat when the syudi
cate had accomplished all the purchases, lho deeds would bo recorded in
a bunch.
OTTAWA NOTES.
Ottawa, Out., Nov. 30.-A batch
of fifty Queen'B counsel wna created
to-day. The only British Columbian
is Mr. R. E. Jackson, of Victoria.
The dinner's delegation visited the
experimental farm to-day. Thoy entertained Hon. Mesars. Dewdney and
Tupper at dinner to-night, in return
for the minister's hospitality.
A Nova Scotia syndicate proposes to
establish steel works, and are interviewing tho govornment with regard to
concessions.
THE  CHURCHES.
Wm. Bnskcnville, an ex-livory stable
keeper, of Woodstock, (int., suicided
by hanging at his farm in I'lirfuid
township Saturday.
Summaries *»r tuiiie or lite City Sermons
■.liolccn HinnlQy.
st. Andrew's I'Rksbvterian churoh.
Rev. T. Scolder selected as hia text
Sunday evening al St. Andrew's Presbyterian church, verse 5, chapter 2nd,
of St. Paul's first epistle to Timothy:
"For there is one God and one media
tor between God and men, tho man,
Jesus Christ." Paul in his noblo epistle to his friends exhorts them to pray
for nil men, friend and foe, commoners,
kings and rulers alike. And for all in
authority, that those who live under
them may lead a quiet and peaceable
life iu all godliness and honesty, God
wants all men saved and his gospel is
for men of eiery rank and condition.
They all require salvation, but of their
own power they cannot be saved; Christ
is the mediator* through Him muBt the
contrite hearts make peace with their
God. Men rest under the curse of
liu.ivcu, they huvo been estranged from
Gud and have wandered away from
his love. Tho storm, tho tempest, thu
thunder and the lightning and all
other upheavals und natural disturbances arc evidences uf God's wrath
against iiian. Scientists may tell us
tlmt those things nre as much a part
uf thu machinery of naturo as lho sunshine and til-'* shower, but thu faithful
know that had man never sinned these
things wuuld ,'iei'er have existed.
Man is now afraid of Ood. He feels
not that fear which is just towards the
awful majesty uf thu most high God,
the Omniscient Maker uud Ruler of the
universe. Such feur as man feels
towards Hiin would not be dictated by
ignorance nor by superstition. Tho
most thoughtful men have been the
most afraid of the great God. The
moBt enlightened have trembled us
tiiey havo surveyed His power. Job,
Jacob, Petti", and Belshazzar feasting
m ids halls felt witihiu hiin that nwful
fear not of the hand-writing, the warn
ing uu the wall, but of the presence of
God in the solemn warning, "Mene,
mone, tokel iipharsin." He folt the
voice of God iu iiim. Man has tried
every expedient to win bis way back
into the favor of God, but through
Christ only wid God recognize the
sinners. There are men whu through
covet lusness amass immense wealth
and never during their lives du aught
to .'inieliuriiii; the condition of their
follows. On their dying beds they
attempt tu make partial restitution by
willing their money to found charitable
institutions and otherwise try to win
their way to the gates of the celestial
eity by a golden path, but vain are
such attempts; Christ offered himself
once and fur ail and he intercedes with
Gud for His people. He has gone within the veil lu the holy of holies and we
have an advocate with God who can
plead fur- us bettor than ourselves.
Wo need not the sanctimonious gesticulations, the costly, many colored
vestments nor the swinging censer;
they may have existed under the law,
but they are useless now. Christ is nil
we need. Many have tried hy olher
ways to reieh the throne of grace, but
failure has been their reward. It is
best lo thrnw our own ideas and our
conceptions of how God ought to treat
us behind us and throw ourselves simply on Ihe care of our advocate, Jesus
Chtist, whu alone can save us.
METHODIST   OHUROH.
Ju the evening at tile Methodist
churoh, the Rev. J. H. White spoke
from 1st Samuel 15th chup., 22:id and
23rd verses: "Gud's rejection of Saul
fur his disobedience." He said: Saul
seems to hnve got into trouble as soon
ns ho becamo monarch over Israel; his
reign was one series of blunders all
through, .so much su that lio finally
lost his own soul; and hia life is best
summed up iu his own words; "1 havo
played the foul and eired exceedingly."
Among the characters of all the kings
uf Israel, Saul's seems to have tho most
fascinating interest iu it; he was fascinating himself, commanding in appearance, su much so than the people
specially manifested their approval of
the choice. There was something
abuut him that seemed to make him
attractive, such a goud fellowship and
heartiness, bo that, after tho first victory or two they always shouted his
praises. But yet there must have
lieen something wrong to make such a
failure of a life; he could not have
been strong from every point of view;
his selfish nature had not beon chastened, he would not be counted second
to anybody else, and God gave him
this ono chanco to obey and how miserably ho let that chance slip. Saul's
solishness showed up when ho could
nut wait for God'a time, when Samuel
should arrive on the Seventh day to
nfler sacrifice, but began tho sacrifice
himself and ere ho had completed the
offering Samuel arrived and cursed hia
kingdom for his selfish impatience,
and because he had broken God's com
maud. Then Saul was full of pride,
and when coming back from his victory
over the Amulekites he could not forbear erecting an arch to celebrate his
triumph. David or Samuel would not
have thought of such a thing, they
would have given Gud tho glory.
Th*-.. Saul w'as vain; he denied his sin
until it was impossible to hide it any
lunger, he then cunfessed it to Samuel
ami beggi'd him nut to tell Ihe people
so that they might not think the less
of him. At first sight one is liable to
question the justice of the punishment
meted out to Saul, in contradistinction
or comparison with David's sin and
punishment; it was apparently a small
matter whether the sacrifice was performed in the morning or the ovoning:
then this affair of the Amalekites did
not seem t, call for such severe condemnation and punishment, while for
ndultery nnd murder, David had not
been so punished. But we must remember that David went through
greater trials and temptations than
Saul, nud, alihuugh he committed
grevious .sin, his prayer was honest
and intensely earnest, and his repentance bitter and sovere. Saul's rejection took plnco upon the committing
of the sin; there was no revocation of
tho sentence; from that time it was
a downward earner, from bad to worBe,
the recognition of God was Uken away
and his power as a ruler vas gone;
and when no help from God »as forthcoming, in hia dispair, he called all
hell to his assistance, then tht end at
Gdboa, of which pnets through all time
have written, his perishiug by liis own
sword, a tragic ending of what might
have been a life of brightness and usefulness. What do we learn from this?
First: The danger uf part obedience;
that when God lays the command, we
must obey the letter, His commands
are practical nut poetical; how many
are trying to serve God as long as it
does not affect their worldly self interests. Full and complete obedience
shows the honesty of conscience; par
tial obedience depraves, leads astray
into a false light and relation. Then
it is possible io give a religious reason
for not fully obeying the ciitnmuud-
ments; tbe excuse is that they have
grubbed bard to g»t their money and
that by and bye thoy are going to do
sume grahd big thing iu tho end. Men
(lcBire fume becauso they say in positions ot honor and trust they can do
more fur God. These are very plausible excuses, but iho whole thing is a
sham, ar.d by and bye devils will mock
and laugh after the whole thing is lorn
asunder and the truo motives are
brought tu light in the last, great
day uf iicol'unt. If yuu go intu
sin don't gu inb*< it under the clunk uf
religion, fur the wurld will see thruitgli
ii quickly. Taeii don't change nr try
tu change God's command, ur seek tu
do it sume other way, because yuu
think a littlo different way would be
better; don't be lik** Saul nnd think it
sacrilege nud savo tiieeattle; don't yuu
think that Saul wished tu graco his
triumph liy saving AgngJ huw easy it
was ts persuade himself io aniend Gud':
cuuunaiiil. My friends obey God's
command, du ur die. The reverend
gentleman cuticludcd by reminding
them of Saul's hopeless rejection and
the loss "f bis suul, and pleading with
thom to escape the fiery iiidiguntou uf
Gud by obeying his commatid, nud to
learn from S.iul'i. sad life and tragic
end that obedience is what Gud requires.  	
Tlie Orili-r Hiispi'iuli'il.
As a result of the string representations nindti to Ottawa by the Victoria
city members, a telegram was yesterday
morning received by the collector of
customs here tl'um the department at
Ottawa, stating tliat it had been decided to accede to the requests fur a suspension uf the order respecting tho
handling uf Canndian bunded freight
in transit tu Viotoria l>y Americnn
steamers until the representations
mode by the members of the board of
trade and tho Dominion parliament
could bo fully considered at Ot.auii,
The telegraphic order received by the
customs authorities is to iho effect that
Canadian bunded freight in transit
over American linos,to Victoria, and
whieh passed through Duluth prior to
the 23rd of November, may be received
in Victoria through tlie regular channels providing it reaches this city nut
later than December 21st. It is hoped
that before the time specified has
elapsed the objectionable order wil] be
rescinded, To-murrow tho twenty-
eight carloads nf bonded freight which
have accumulated at Tacoma sinco the
order was put into furco will bo brought
11 Victoria by the Olympian, and the
old and satisfactory arrangements will
he resumed.—Sunday's Colonist.
Suri-cj Council.
Council met pursuant tu adjournment;
all the members present. The minutes
of previous moeting were read and approved. Communications were read
from Messrs. Lemon & Bradshaw, A. C.
Brydone-Jaok, M. A., I. M. McLean, M.
D,, G. VI. Cann, Thos. Mowat, J'lsq'.,
fishery iuspector, R. Wilson Smith, ,1. H.
Starr, and several petitions from residents
requesting the extension of tho road system in ward 1. The petitions were laid
nn the table for future action; the communications were received, the clerk to
acknowledge same. Several accounts
were referred to the finance committeo.
Reports were presented by tho reeve,
Coun. Shannon, the dyke inspector and
Mr. Wm. l're'ston; also an estimate of
the amount of work executed on tho
Serpentine dam, from the engineer in
charge, for the benefit of the contractors.
Reports received and approved. G. W.
Cann was authorized to replace the dam
in the C. V. road ditch at tho upper Serpentine crossing. Tenders were recoived
and a contract awarded (for the execution of repairs on C. M. road, Serpentine
flat) to C. W. McCallum at .9.75 per
chain for gravelling and 81.25 per roil for
corduroy. The clerk was instructed to
forward a memorial to the fisheries department, requesting that the waters of
the Serpentine, Nicomekl and Campbell
rivers may he stocked with salmon and
shad fry, nnd thnt Lnngley council bc re
quested to co-operato in the matter. The
(tyke .superintendent was instructed to
have necessary protection placed on the
dyke at the outlet of sloughs. The clerk
to have a cord of stove wood provided for
tho use of tho ball aud tako down ami
rebuild the brick flue, Coun. Armstrong
was authorized to expend an additional
850 in ward 3. Coun. Armstrong gave
notico that at next meeting of the council
he will introduco a by-law providing for
tho election of reeve and councillors for
1890. Council adjourned until the 2nd
inst., at 1 o'clock p. m.
Henry T. Thrift, C.M.C.
Tlie Stumer Bustler Wrecked.
A liro occurred in tho Toronto Truth
buildtng Saturday niirht, and did considerable damage, which is roughly
estimated at from eighty thousand to
one hundred thousand dollars. Tho
building is owned by Frank Wilson,
proprietor of tho Truth, who cstimatos
his loss alone nt thirty or forty thousand. The concerns suffering are
Churchill Ss Co., glass works, the Toronto paper box company, Crawford's
brass foundry, O. T. Moore and J, S.
Williams, printers; and Tarbox Ss Co.,
wiro goods.
Mrs. Annie McKoe, wifo of Hugh
McKoo of Stanley avenue, Toronto,
suicided on Saturday by cutting her
throat with a razor. Sho had been in
an asylum, but had improved and was
liberated recently.
The steamer Rustler, left Hirst's
wharf on Wednesday morning for
Nelson Island, where she took passengers and a large quantity of provisions
fcr the Granite quarry. After landing the passengers and provisions for
the island, the steamer left again, it
being at this time somewhat dark, and
had not proceeded far before she ran
on a rock, which is known as the Nel
son rock, and Btove a large hole in her
bottom. After a great deal of labor
the crew succeedea in getting her off
and Oaptain LeBlano concluded to endeavor to reaoh Vancouver. The vessel was making considerable water as
soon as they released hor from the
rock. The pumps were kept going
and the crew did all they could to obtain the advantage over the leakage,
while tho engineer kept up all the
stenm hu could give her, endeavoring
to drive thevessel al her utmost speed,
but on arriving at Atkinson Point,
(which is vory closo to Vancouver)
ihey found tho water was getting the
advantage over thein and was rapidly
reaching the fires under the boilers.
The captain then concluded to beach
her which he accordingly did at At*
kinsnii Point. As after Inspection
showed they had unt beached her any
tuo soon fnr if the water hsd reached
the furnaces it woillfl certainly have
caused uu explosion mul uut one of th
hands would have been left tu tell the
tale of her luss. After beaching her
Captain LeBlniie. W. Bruce (lireinati)
and three Indians left in the sinal
boat for Vancouvor whereIhey intend
ed going for assistance. Wheii they
got tu English Bay they met the
Dunsiiiuir leaving for Nanaimo, Mr
M. Manson, the owner uf the Rustler
happened tu bc un her. Ho at once
recognized the men in the boat nud
and requested Capt. Rogers tu stop
whicli he did. Mr. Manson then left
the Dunsmuir in the Rustler's hoat tu
go to Vancuuver for the necessary
aid.—-/Saturday's Free Press.
All tho reports in the Toronto niiirn
ing papers speak in lerms of the
strongest condemnation of the disgraceful manner in which the execu-
tion uf Harvey, lhe Guelph murderer,
wns bungled. It seems that the hang
mau was utterly incompetent and incapable, and had been selected solely
because he was a farm hand, by Sheriff
McKiin, and it was undertaken by him
simply for the paltry reward of twenty-
live dollars pertaining to tho task. It
is beyond question that more will be
hoard of the matter, the coroner's jury
even having recommended the employment of an official expert in the future.
Rev. Dr. Putts, of tho Methodist
church, Toronto, writes to the papers
protesting against the insult offered
Archbishop Walsh on the occasion of
hia reception Wodnesdny evening.
Dr. Potts is noted ns a very strong
Orangeman. The Globe and the Mail
editorially condemn the said insult.
Several score of medical students,
between 1 and 2 o'clock Friday morn*
ing, were on their way home from the
dinner of tho night before at the Ros-
Bin house. They wero somewhat
boisterous, and three of the number
were arrested after a fight with the
police.
Job printing of all kinds neatly done
at the Columbian office. Prices will be
found as low as at any othor office in
the province —Aiv,
C. 0. Richards k Co.
Gents,—My daughter had a severe cold
and injured her Bpino so sho could not
walk, anil suffered very much. I called
in our fnmily physician; he pronounced
it inflammation of the spine* and recommended MINARD'S LINIMENT to bc
used freely. 3 bottles cured her. I have
used your MINARD'S LINIMENT for
a broken breast; it reduced tho inflammation and cured me in 10 days. I
would recommend it to all ladies who
aro suffering from the same severe
trouble. Mrs. F, Silvee.
Hantsport.
NOTICE.
T HAVE THIS BAY ATl'LIKOTOTHE
1 Chief Commissioner ol* Lands ami
Works for u record of ton Inohes of water
for a term of twenty years, to be taken directly from a stream (lowing on or near
tbe east boundary of Lot 12, Block II,
{.suburban), of tho City of New Westminstor: the saino to bo used for manufacturing purposes ln connection wllh a tannery
uow In operation.
.TAMES ROUSSEAU.
By his Agent, Aliibkt J. Hill.
New Westminster. Nov. 20, ISSf).
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firm namo of Comorfom & McDougall,
Merchant Tailors, has been dissolved this
day by mutual consent. AU accounts
owing tho late firm are to bo paid to J. A.
McDougall, and all claims against the
said Arm will he settled by him.
T. COMERFORD.
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WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, DECEMBER 4, 188_.
NO. 49.
rjDa»_j^_ah-«H_-*R«ia«BEr.-_-.*fg:_n_iM_i-rT"a
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Horulug, Deo. 4.
(-B-OU- Daily Columbian, Nov. 27.)
The snag boat Samson went down
to the North Arm tins morning.
Mr. Marshall Sinclair has declared
his intention of running for aldermanio
honors at next election.
Chineso woudmen aro bringing over
largo quantities of cordwood from tho
Brownsville side in scows and barges.
There was a full attendance at the
Y. M. C. A. short-hand class -last
niglit.   Great progress ia being /(nade
-^--~-J$^^_U_tWw«ptli-t-r ~
The Grotto saloon nnd restaurant
i has changed hands, Jas. Bronnan hav-
■ing sold out to W. Collier, lately with
W. Tietjen, tlio cigar manufacturer,
The vutandah over which so much
eloquence was expended ill the police
couit lately, ia being proceeded with
rapidly and will be Iinislied in a day or
two.
The wind that blew off tlio moun-
"tains this morning had penetrating
qualities, and mado the winter overcoat feel very appropriate buttoned
over tho chest.
The steamer Dunsmuir left for Nnnaimo this morning with 20 head of
cattle, a large quantity of farm produce, a number of boxes of apples and
a fuli passenger list.
A very respectable consignment of
herring and whiting figured in the tish
market this morning. These liah obtained   a   ready  Bale,   and  although
■ amall in Bine were excellent iu quality.
W. Vianen received a telegram from
Montreal to-iiny, stating that hia agents
in that city cuuld talte throe cases nf
salmon a day until further orders.
Mr. Vianen eannot till   the order as
-salmon are sn scarce now.
One of the nxeu which arrived yes-
teiii.y on tlie 0. P. 11 fell in the ear
and was badly trampled by the "tilers,
The poor brute was found tn be so
severely injured that it was killed tn
put an er. J to its misery.
A man nn mod Charles Malley was
srrestsd last night and lodged in the
polico station. Malley is charged with
the larceny <-f 840 from Mr. E. Davidson of Vancouver, and will probably
Tbe sent over fnr trial at that, plaeo.
Five caralnds nf cattle arrived yesterday by the C. P. R. consigned tu
two butchers in town, two in Victorin
-and two in Niiuatmo. There were 100
head iu all and thoy were in prime
condition and from the Similkameen
ranches.
The str. Irving arrived this afternoon from Oliilliwaok with tlio following cargo : 172  bales of   hay, 144
-sacks potatoes, 30 sacks pease, 20
boxes apples, 159 Backs oats, 220 sacks
-chopped feed, 7 boxes chickens, 23
hogs, 6 kegs butter, a quantity of
other farm produce and about 30 passengers.
The evangelist, Rev. E. A. Whittier,
of Massachusetts, will begin a series of
Gospel meetings iu the Baptist Church,
Viotoria, on Wodnesday evening.    He
-comes well recommended as an evangelist who has been very successful iu
' the enst. Ho has only lately cume
upon this coast, Tacoma being the
first oity where he ha3 held meetings.
It is expected ho will remain in Victoria
several weeks, and  will preach every
-evening but Saturday.
Tko Festive Uen.au.
' The approach of Christmns is being
heralded in the usual manner by the
store keepers.
Frnm indications visible at present
it is easy to prophesy that thu Christmns display this season will be one of
tbo finest ever shown here. Christmas goods in great variety uud   more
' beautiful than ever aro already making
their appearance in the stores; and
some uf our merchants are evidently
going to  surpass   themselves in   the
. matter uf show windows.
Several of the pictorial journals
-dready lo hnnd aro got up iu superb
stylo with colored plates, fine engravings and the never-fading Chtistitias
story, this  time,   however,   of   more
- than usual excellence and interest.
A FlrsM'lu-s Medium.
A certain well known citizen advertised in these columns last Monday an
umbrella which hud been lust. Any
ono who has had experience with umbrellas can fully appreciate tite utter
helplessness uf an '"ad." ever fetching
oneback. "An iiinbrellaoncelost never
returns," is llie creed of many a buBy
eity iiniii. Tina afternoon the above
enciiiniiieil gentleman telephoned this
.office that hu had received the umbrella back, and that he considered this
paper a li r.- r.- class advertising medium,
gome cautious people may accept the
former partut the statement cum grano
talis, and attempt to class it as one of
the mud.rn miracles; but the latter
half is im news. The wonder of the
.hiiii: is in- -■ sed when it is mentioned
i that the "liumbleBtick'' was   a very
..isluable out*.
—_ -_—«	
l . I'l-llllll    El'lllM'H.
An aiii-isl'ii-, instance of the intense
interest taken in tho lato election by
the junior members of the community
was given last night at the serenade to
the Victorious candidate. When the
procession wn.- guttins ready to mnrch
from Cutiiiinghnni ,& Co.'s sturo a
small boy picked up a torch and made
himself busy ge-'iing the businesa end
of it ready for ignition, another boy
who hnd failed tn get n torch, pounced
on small boy number one, with the
remark, "here, ynu drop tlmt, it's
mine." The astonished urchin looked
up indignantly and said, "taint neither, who did you voto fur?'' "My
nther voted fur Cunnin'hnm, who did
jours vote fur!" "It's uoue o' your
dashed business, this torch is mine
wid I'm going to keep it." The larger
boy made ready for a scrimmage nnd
-un;— ....... n,„ niimr. hissed, "You're
a Oorbould man.'' The victim of the
slander yelled, "and you'ro a liar."
"What's that!" said the other threateningly, "sny that again, will yer, only
oiicul" Just then the marshal of tbe
procession shouted, "fall in," and the
boys swallowed their rising ire, and
the small boy marched off flinging the
taunt at his adversary, '"Ray fur Cun-
nin'ham."
Police Court.
(Before T. C. Atkinson, P. M.)
The first caso was that of Thos. W,
Rowney, arrested un a bench warrant
for contempt of court in failing to answer a summons to appear on a charge
of disturbing a religious meeting.
Prisoner pleaded guilty, and said he
had been su drunk he did not realize
what he was doing. His honor eaid
that was a very Biirry oxcuse to make.
Prisoner said ho had beon liaving a
tooth pulled and he took a glass of
brandy to kill the pain, and that started him off. His honor said drunkenness was no excuao no\v-i:-ilay8, it used
to bo a palliation, but things had
changed considerably, and it was now
looked upon ns an aggravation of an
ollenco.
Chief of police said thnt after the
officers had put prisoner out on Sunday
night ho went bnck ugnin and acted as
hiadly as before.
The prisoner said ho had been attracted by the music and good singing,
and besides had an invitation lo go
there. A fine of §20 and costs, or in
default one mouth's imprisonment at
hard labor was imposed.
The second charge against Rnwnoy
was for having used obscene, blasphemous and insulting language at the
samo meeting. Prisoner pleaded guilty,
and his honor said he would punish to
the fullest extent of the law anyone
who entered a religious edifice and disturbed meetings therein. Tlio prisoner
wished to bo excused ou the plea that
it was election day v-hen the nffonoe
was committed. His honor hoped
prisoner had east his vote properly.
Wellington Miller, of tlie Salvation
Army, laid the charge against prisoner
for using obscene and insulting language, and testified to thnt effect,
The prisoner wns vory impertinent in
court to tho magistrate.
Chief nf police asked that the full
power of the by law bo onfurced in
this case; there wero far too many
cases uf "hondlnmism" of late, and
tlicy ought tu bo checked.
Prisoner interjected, "Six mouths,
eh? s'poso I'll get my board, anyway."
Witness Miiler detailed tho language
used and it was bad enough to warrant
what the chief as-ked.
Prisoner broke down nnd cried; lie
said the witness hud n spito against
him, and had promised "to put a head
on him." Prisoner liad boen drinkim-
and treating all day. Fined $50 and
costB; in default of payment forthwith
two months at hard labor.
On the third charge, that of disobeying the summons "f tho court.
Rowney had iinlliiug tn aay, and was
fined §25 and costs; iu default, one
month's imprisonment tit, hard labor,
Tho Gnus aggregated §05 and llio sentences four months. Prisoner said he
would pay tho .linos, and seemed tn
have a dread of confinement
George Chiittertoti, charged with
having been drunk and incapable.
Prisoner explained to the magistrate
his views ss tn incapability, greatly to
the lat.'er's iiinusemen'. Incapability,
in tho prisoner's code nf legal jurisprudence, consisted uf lying in tfio
"gootcr" (lie is a Yorkshire man) unablo to get up; he it seems had capability enough to stigger into tlie court
liouse and give a good deal of insolence
to Mr. Falding. The chief of polico
Baid a man might bo able to enter a
building, but often had to bo curried
nut.
Mr. Falding, who was culled, said
the prisoner was abusive, and hud to
be put out.
Prisoner throw tho court into audi-
blo smiles liy saying to his worship,
"Weel, yer wuBhup, aw tlienk yaun
maunt's weel kitten tiles case slido."
His honor declined to do this and imposed the usual fine and costs.
CORRESPONDENCE.
Mr. Curtis Urollm.
KuiToit ColuM-HAN—Sir.'—Mr, Corbould muBt know that his account for
services rendered during liis stay at Victoria was twelve hundred dollars, as I
stated, nnd thnt the two hundred and
fifty dollars he refers to in his letter yesterday waB on account of the same. No
detailed accouut was ever rendered for
the twelve-hundred dollars, nor was it
demanded by the council, as it was understood the charge would bo twelve
hundred dollars, and tho account was
rendered for this item iu a lump sum
Mv point was not that Messrs. Corbould
k Co. had chargod too much (I believe
it the usual charge for the same work),
but I wished to show that whilo Mr.
Cunningham rendered valnable services
free (expenses paid), Mr. Corbould got
pay. 1 might also add that 1 believe the
two hundred and fifty dollars referred tn
above were for actual disbursements and
that the sixty dollars Mr. Cunningham
got were also for actual disbursements.
If iny statement was not correct why
did not Mr. Courboulil or his friends refute it at the time I was there to protect
my position?
Respectfully,
D. 8. Curtis.
Premier Mercier, accompanied by
several provincial ministers and Mayor
Langelier, paid a visit to Mgr. Saiulli,
the papal delegate, at the Cardinal's
palace, Quebeo, "ii Munday Inst.
Mercier said that, although there were
twu members iu his cabinet who were
Protestants, tho wholo body wero
unanimous in expressing thoir admiration of the Holy Father, and the satisfaction they felt in having settled the
Jesuit question, The cabinet thought
of sending to lhe Holy Father in re-
membranco uf lhat great act, a copy of
the law and an order iii-council referring lo that question inscribed with
gulden letters on pneliment,
(From Daily Columbian, Nov. 2S.)
Everyday at noon a Bervico is held
in the J. M. C. A. parlors, to which
thoae devoutly inclined go up.
The steamer Gipsy brought a large
boom' of logs from Murphy's camp
across the river to-day for the Royal
City Mills.
The stoamer Louise cleared this
morning for Victoria with 43 head of
cattle, a heavy lood of farm produce
and about the average number of passengers.
The str. Irving went up to Chilliwack to day, having aboard 400 sacks
of flour, 10,000 feet of lumber, 20 tons
nf goneral merchandise and a number
of passengers.
The vocal olass nt the Y. M. C. A.
last niglit was an unqualified success.
Mr. Burnett put his pnpils through n
"course of sprouts" in the scales and
other sugar-plums of early musical
studies.
Mr. A. Ewen before leaving tho city
fur Ottawa sent a cheque for §100 in
Si. Mary's hospital. The directors of
tho hospital havo returned their Bin-
cure thanks tu Mr, Ewon for his munificent gift.
The fog which rested over the lower
part uf tho city this morning was one
"f the donsest seen here in 6ome time.
Fortunately these atmospheric "wet
blankets" are not chronic around horo;
and another thing they are the certain
precursors of fine weather.
Willie Moresby, soil of Govornor
Moresby, of the provincial jail, had an
awkward fall from a horse yesterday
afternoon as a W'sult of one of the
reins breaking. Fortunately no injury
was received, but a slight wound in the
forehead, which is not serious.
An epidebic of "cold id the head"
is raging id luivd nd preaed, Everybody has it, or pretty dearly, ad the
oodsubtiod of hadkerchiefa is subthiug
awful. A well known citized rebarked
yesterday that a little buro cold ivontli-
er would help the sufferers oud.
It is a fact that there i3 some talk of
getting iqi a dog show fur next spring.
The thing would take immensely and
would excite the interest of the farmer-. If it comes to pass beforo the
pound by-law takes oft'ect there would
be no neod to fear for want of numbers.
Hogs in prime condition and in practically unlimited numhors aro awaiting
buyers and shipment at Chilliwack and
district. That locality is undoubtedly
the greatest hog raising district in tho
provinco, and the strain is a superior
one, the Berkshire being of courso the
favorite.
Another large consignment ol salt
water fish and crustaceans, in tho
Bhape of big crabs, is again on the
market, and are going off liko tho proverbial "hot cakes." Herring, whiting, cod, smelts, sea trout nnd othor
toothsome denizens of the "vasty
doop" all figure on the slab and look
tempting.
We announce elsewhere in these columns the marriage of Miss Howay,
oldest daughter of our esteemed citizen
Mr. Wm. Howay, to Mr. E. Guudy, a
well and favorably known young mall of
the Delta district. The interesting ceremony took placo yestorday at the
manse, in this city, Rev. T. Scouler
officiating. Tho Columbian extends
congratulations.
SclliHll l-:\:imlli!itloii**.
The examination for entrance to tlio
High School began yosterday under tho
auspices of David Wilson, B. A., inspector of schools. Tho examination wns
continued today, nnd finished nt 3
o'clock this afternoon.
The High School examination started last Monday and finished at 3 p. ill.
to-day. Twenty-two studenta wroto
on the papers Mr. Wilsun inspected
the two schools at Sapperton and lhe
west end of tho city, and expressed
himself satisfied with the condition of
things in these institutions. Mr. Wil
son leaves fur Victoria to-morrow. The
results of lhe oxununations will be
known in a few days.
Itt-i'v.  ..i-lii-y Ill-nil.
We regret,to announce the doath of
Mr. Samuel Cawley, of Chilliwack,
which occurred at his homo on Tuesday morning last. Mr. Cawley had
been prostrated liy consumption for
three ur four months before his death.
The deceived will be greatly missed in
tho community where lio has filled an
iuipoitint. plnoo fm' years, At the
timo uf his dunth Mr. Cawley was
reeve of the municipality of Oliilliwaok,
lie having been returned for throe consecutive yours In that honorable position. Mr. .1. Reecu haa beeu appointed provisional reeve by the
ciiunc'l fur tins remainder ut the year.
The funeral uf the Into Mr. Cawley
was tn lake place ilua afternoon at
Ohilliwack;
A   Vulilillilr* Shirt.
The "oldest inhabitant," or hoary-
lieiiduil pioneer, is present in every
community, and is ever ready to   laud
the g 1 ulil days nf lung nan, and do-
prectti' ihe pernicious presenco and
eusii'iiis * f the "tenderfoot."
Dneuf tile first above mentioned
gentlemen, who is ub full of Cariboo
and Cassiar experiences ns n cocoa-nut
is of milk, was yosterday deploring
lho lot of tliu average pioneer to a
smnll but select coterie of new-comers,
and was especially novum upon the
manner in which real estato had increased in value.
"Why, gentlomen," said lie, "I remember the time very woll when 1
could havo purchased the whole of the
municipality uf Surrey for a "ro'd flannel shirt."
"Why didn't you buy it," ventured
ono of his hearers.
"Why!" returned the nioneer with
mingled scorn and contempt; "Why I
couldn't get tho shirt."
Children Cryfor
lllllll*.  KlIVI'lH lllll  II.
A boy named William Smith, aged
14 years, ran away from his home in
Port Townsend and came north to
British Columbia, about two weeks
ago. He has led a wandering, aimless
life since that date and served on the
steamer Irving as a stewards' mate and
had a position nt the Queen's hotel in
the capacity of stock-keeper. The
parents of the misguided juvenile arrived yeaterday and Master Willie,
who had been taken chargo of by the
police on his return from a voyage to
Chilliwack, was handed ovor to them.
Mr. D. W. Smith, the father of the
boy, is a prominent lawyor in Port
Townsend, If, seems that the boy's
mind became wurned antl poisoned by
reading cheap novels of tho dime
variety, and this esc ipndo was mainly
brought about liy that moans. Chief
of Police Pearce, after muoh peraua*
sion, induced the youug man to return
homo with his parents. The party
left this morning for Port   Townsend.
.ill*. Aikman win no In Vlciorla.
The elevation to the bench of the
Hon. Mr. Drake rendered necessary
tho retirement of that gentleman from
tho firm of Drake, Jiicksun & Helmcken, and it is understood that Mr. H.
B W. Aikman, Domitiion land commissioner at New Westminster, haa
resigned his official position with tho
iil-jcct of joining Messrs, Jackson and
Helmcken as a partner and that he
will remove tn Victoria iu tho course
of a few weeks to resiiJo hero permanently. Mr. Aikinan's accession will
greatly strengthen tbo already strong
firm.— Times. The above in nut
strictly correct as to particulars. Mr.
Aikman has nut yet resinned, but will
shortly, nnd will enter upon his new
dutieB after January lat. Jt is interesting tu note that Mr. Aikman was a
member nf the firm whicli lm will sunn
join again, frum .January .1802 tu some
time in 1871, resigning at. that time tu
accept tho position of registrar-general
of titles for tlio province, which ho
held uutl appointed agent of Dominion lands and member of the land
buard, in December, 1883. Since tlm
latter date Mr. Aikman has been n resident tu tliis city, and his removal to
the capital so sunn will he regretted by
his many friends hen-, who, however,
will wish him every succoss in his new-
old sphere.
The latest t'lsli story.
Sumo huge codfish were received at
Vianen's lish liouse this morning, and
while ono of them was being cleaned
tho following articles of cod diet were
found: One rib-bone of an ox, with
partof tho spine atiaclied, the who'o
measuring 18 inches long; ono bar nf
white soap, with the trade mark and
name of tlio manufacturer, the corners
nnd edges all digested; ono salmon,
about 20 inches long, partially digested, besides a lut of other miscellaneous
truck of the "trackless ren." The ostrich and tho editors of Americnn
comic papers uro usually credited with
having the toughest digestive powers
in creation, but this modes!, little
British Columbia cod, overtops their
best efforts by a largo majority. The
ostrich has lieen known to make a liglit
lunch off broken crockery and glass,
a Jn nsh barrel, and partake nf discarded oyster cans and ancient moat
tins with the utmost gusto. But this
"bird of the wilderness" drew the Hue
at soap; ho might swallow the ten-
penny nail he hud used us a toothpick,
nnd never wink his "soft dark eye,"
but ho refuses to rocognizu his need of
internal ablution., and gazes with lofty
scorn on this production of modern
science, soap. The veracity of the cud
is little understood; from all appearances this scavenger of tho ocean will
eat anything. If he will tackle a bar
of soap he will certainly oat anything.
An examination uf tho mouth of this
fish discloses the interesting icthyalu-
gical fact (them's tm monopoly in using
big words) that it is provided with a
set of tusks that might inspire tlio
envy of a wild boar. Fishermen say
that the cod will not hesitate tu attack
even a Juan, under water, and divers
havo had trouble with thein frequently.
SOOT'i'ISH i/-__.C iv.ii.ai_i
Personal.
H. Kipp, of Chilliwack, gavo ub n
call yusturday.
T. Paine, of Lulu Island, was in
tlio city yesterday.
Miss Peters drove over to Vancouver last night after tlm oonoert,
E. A. Sharpo, uf Lulu Island, has
gono tn Mexico to spend lho winter.
Mi3s Connon and Mossrs. Gibson
and Mouro returned to Vanoouvor this
morning.
D. Macdonald, of Winnipeg, inspector of tho Confederation Life Association, arrived in tho cily yesterday.
D. Wilson, B. A., inspector of
schools for the province, is iu the eity,
conducting tho high school examinations.
E. ,1. Morgan, travelling agent for
G. W. Gilchrist, tailnr. Brandon,
Man is Rtnniiini'at the Cohminl and
is taking orders, hu has an inl- in
another column.
F. G. Strickland (of F. G. Strickland
& Co.) returned to tho city yesterday,
aftor an absence of about live weeks,
during which time he litis visited
most of the principal cities in Canada
and transacted a large amount of important business.
At a meeting at Toronto of the
creditors, liquidators and inspectors
of tho Potsou Iron Works Co. the preliminary statement showed tho assots
to be i}530,000; liabilities .9300,000.
The assignors nud inspectors wero in
Btructed to finish the contracts nn hand,
especially the Canadian Pacific Railway
ferries under construction at Owen
Sound.
Pitcher's Castoria.
Ili-nrii  In Concert  tnat NltiM  nl tlie
Opera House*
The grand Scotch concert in the
opera house last night, attracted an
audience that filled nil the reserved
seats, a respectable sham of the others,
and had representatives in the gallery.
The usual lialf-hour'B delay, of
course, ensued beforo tho commence
ment of the entertainment, but for this
the audience hnd themselves mainly to
blnme. Mts. Trew npenod tho concert
by playing a pianuforte solo entitled,
"Jessie's Dream." The piocowas ron
dered in the performer's bost style nnd
gained applnuse. The trio, "Nid
Noddin'", by Mrs. Lyal and Messrs.
Anderson nud Lyal, was wtak, but
not impleading. All tiio performers
apparently failed to grasp Ihe fact that
they had n pretty largo hull to fill with
their voices. Tlie violin solo, "Heather
Wreath," by Miss Connon, was undoubtedly one u{ tlio best pieces nf the
evening. The personal charms of the
fair player, tho easy grace and delicacy
with which she handled the bow, and
tho classically beautiful attitude assumed by her, combined with tho faultless lime and the sweetness of tho
strains sho drew from thei instrument,
quite took tho fancy of the hearers,
and limy showed their appreciation by
asking an encore. It wos the best
violin playing wo have had hero fur
sumo time; and even those whose great
luck it hns been to hear Madame Norman Neriulu, Netiiurii Torrecotli or
Sarasate must have fult whilo listening
to Miss Oounoil last night lhat if she
hud not tho brilliancy, the passion, or
die technique of lliose wonderful players, ahe had, at least, in common with
them, the Eoul for music. No other
country in the World hns such store uf
lyrics as Scotland; their subjects range
[min "grave to gay; from lively to so
vere," nnd nu iheir melodious intricacies many it proud musician has come
to grief. These airs aro hummed
every day by everybody, everywliere—
ou the banks of the Clyde mid by roving Scots un tho banks of ibe Huang
tin; yet, when it comes tu concert
treatment, the.y are out easy, they are
by im menus simple. Hands oli' all
that w* uid treat them mechanically ur
according to buok. No, the spirit uf
the pout, "his eyo iu line frenzy rolling"; tho spirit of the composer, his
mind filled witli strains almost divine,
those feelings must the performer, in n
measure, fuel, ur failure is the consequence.
The song, "Yesterday, to-day and
forever," by Mr. Hamber. gave picas
ure to those who heard it. Further
from the platform than tho third row
it was inaudible, although the accompaniment wa3 heard. Mr. Hamber
was suffering from a cold. "Scotttsli
Airs" ou the pianoforte, by Miss Peters, gavo tho audionco a chance to un
stand tliat there was a performer of
tho first rank in the houso. A lady
who has performed before audiences
almost uutiruly composed of first-class
critics, and wnn from them the highest
encomium thoy could give, might surely be justified ill deeming horsolf safo
from tlio potty malingerers to be found
away from tlie capitals. But no, although her playing gave thu utmost
dolight to the majority of the audience,
thero weru some hypercritical, lidgutty
people, who wore not pleased, and
made themselves supremely ridiculous
by blundering into the awful and pro
found mysteries uf technical criticism,
where even "angels fear to tread." Bllt
Ihcn, such peuple would get up and
criticise Liszt or Pnganini; and would
have, no doubt, told ihe former his
"carpal idiosyncrasies" (think lhat is
quoted correctly) were characterized by
superabundant gesticulation mid superfluity of metacarpal tiiillatiun. Ami
thu lnttur that his "billing" wns "gin-
tesquo" or "weird" or smoothing
"brainy" liko tliat. However, Miss
Peters carried tliu good-natured pint
of tlio audience by storm, and tlieir
applause drowned the snarl of cynical
Dingunus out o' tub,
"When tbe kyo comes liame," by
Mr. Anderson, wii3 very prettily rendered. This song is of a purely agi'i
cultural nature, as oven i no author's
namo was Hogg, and ho was a shop
herd.
'•Wert thnu in tho cauld blasi'i" by
Miss Clark and Mrs. Lyal wub sung m
lino etylu and pleasod the audience
immensely. During tho cntre arte
something supremely Scolch and
highly humorous was given. At first
most of tho audionco wero under tile
impression tlmt a young porker had
been injured severely behind tho
scones, then it sounded like a wholo
brood of ihom, until the curtain wont
up and disclosed a piper. There wns
somo dancing duuu by Mr. McLean,
not exactly in the style of the groat
McLennan, but not bud. Mr. Mc
Lean's Chosterlieldian bow at the conclusion was capitally done and sent the
audience inlo convulsions.
Miss Cnuiinii again wuu the heart,
uf her hearers in pint Beootid of tho
"Heather Wreath." MisB MoBrido'a
singing is too well-known to require
comment hore, it was equal lo her bear
offnrts Tlie icrt-it"*-' bv Miss Mc-
Nahnf ".lessiii 11 Lu kniiiv' Was fairly
gootl, altliougn tiiuiu was a
hick of tho firo and energetio d-
olninatioii which this favorite piece
demands.
Mr. Gibson sang the "Emigrant's
farewell" in good style nnd replied to
a cnll for an encore in, "The march of
tho Cameron men." Mrs, Trow again
dolightod the audience bj; plnying a
selection of Scotoh airs, entitled
"Balmoral." Mr. Konry sang "The
Laird o' Cookpen" as it is soldoin sung.
It was the bost voeal effort of thu evening. Ho gave as an oncore "It's English, you know," whioh captivated the
audience.
Mrs. Lyal's rondoring of "Auld
Robin Gray" was vory sweet. Mr. G.
Lyal sang "John Grumlio" very well
and tho audience enjoyod it. "Auld
Lang Syne" by all,concluded one of the
moat enjoyable evenings that bus been
■pent hero in a long time.
... Hiuiriiuitti Prui.iit.
On account nf iho various and contradictory reports about a canners'
u^puutiun ai. Gil...a, booking the abolition of the §50 Chinese poll lax, Mr.
Thomas Cunningham, our new M.P.P.,
has taken upon himself to send Ihe
following dispatch, this morning:
Nem Westminster, B. C, Nov. 28.
To Hos. Sm Ions A. Macdoxai.d, Ottawa:
On behalf of tho breadwinners and
electors of this city, I earnestly protest
against any modification of the Chinese
restriction act.
The meaauro is a necessary protection
against a dangerous invasion of the worst
form of debased Mongolian heathenism,
which tends only to degrade labor and
impoverish the country.
Thomas Connikqiiam,
Meiiibcr-elc-et  for   New    Westminster
City.
CORRESPONDENCi
Tli.il llelnlleil Accouut.
JSniTOB Columbian —Sir:—Iii reply to
my letter stating that our charge for services relativo to the Lulu Ialand re8crve
waa 8250, -Mr. Curtis says no detailed
account was ever rendered. I herewith
enclose yuu fov publication n copy of the
nccount sent to the council in Juno last.
This morning I enquired at the eity
clerk's office and wns informed by Mr,
Robson that the account had been received ami would, in the usual onlor of
business, be handed to the chairman of
tbe finance committeo, Mr. Curtis.
What has since become of it tho clerk
did not know. Now, why has this account been suppressed? Many uf my
friends have enquired at the eity clerk's
office to see this nccount, but have been
unable lo ilo so. Your readers will see
that the only charge made by us relating
to Lulu Island reserve is the §250,'.o the
28th uf February.
The bill runs from February 2Sth to
May Hth and 'includes $430 of disbursements (otlier than personal expenses),
§250 of which is included in in the §600
item lor obtaining city charter.
I am now informed that it was currently repotted on the streets before tho
election, that 1 charged §1,300 for
obtaining the lloyal Columbian hos-
ospital lots. This ia absolutely untrue; I neither charged nor thought of
chavgiug une cent for my Bervicos in this
matter. This the hospital boani are
well aware of.
Yours, kc.,
Ooroo.v E. CoHiiouto.
t'uriMirnllon nr Hie .:ny ol New West"
minster
Dn To Coi'lionlll, .lli'-l'oll tt .Irons.
18S0.
Feb. 28.—Roceived instructions
to obtain grant of guveriimont
reserve at head of Lulu island.
Dn.iflingliill,botid and agreement.
Paid Mr, Bole counsel fee,
settling  SluO 00
Fee obtaining passage of act
granting same, including all
attendances onmaybrandcotin-
cillors, New Wesiminst',; and
government,  Victoria    250 00
Meh. 11.—Drawing by-luw to
raise §200,001) fur wnter works    50 CD
Letter to Alderman Scoullar with and advising thereon      5 00
Meh. 13.— Drawing Lccal Improvements by-law      25 00
Drawing  by-law   to raise
money by debenture for improvement of Fortescuo street    25 00
April 30.—Foe. attending court
of revision      20 00
May (1.—Fee, attending on appeal from court of revision...     25 00
Paid Mr. Bole his fee as arranged      25 00
May 0,—Fee, attending court of
revision on Sth anil Ilth      40 00
May 14.—Fee, un bearing in
police court, court ro Miller
and   C.   J.   criminal  court,
when election made      20 00
Fee, obtaining aet to unicml
city charter us per agreement,
including fee paid clerk oftho
House, advertising and printing    000 00
I'liid Mr. Thoa. Gore for
plan showing proposed amendment to city limits        5 00
§1240 00
By casli from Mr. Robson,
C.M.C    250 00
§.00 00
Now Westminster, B.C.,   15th June,
18S0.      	
Police Court.
(Before T. C. Atkinson, P. M.I
At tho polico court this murning
Mamie Allen pleaded guilty to tho
oharge nf keeping a house of ill-fame,
and was fined §25 and enst*), in default, mie month's imprisonment nt
hard labor. A numinous had boon
served for the samu offence on Lizzie
Brown, but she failed to appear and a
warrant wan issued for hor arrest. It
is thought by ihu officers that shu has
left the town, as she v. hb packing up
when served with tbe summons.
Thu fanners and millers of Peel
county mot at Brampton, Out., Saturday afternoon to consider the inequality in flour and wheat duties. There
wnn a good deal of angry talk and con-
Rirlornhle feeling evinced ngninst tho
government, on account of the grievance
•f which the millers complain. A res-
ulution was passed asking that the duty
on flour be made equal tn that imposed
by the Ameiicans on Canadian flour
imports. An amendment favoring free
trade with tho United States as a remedy for tho grievance was declared out
of order.
 _-_♦—• ——.
Fire broke out on Saturday night in
the Herald Publishing Co's building,
Montreal, which resulted in its complete internal destruction. The loss
will reach f.15,000, partly insured.
This is tho f. ui tli time in Hi years the
Herald has suffered by lire. During
tho fire two firemen named Bennett
and Fox, with u ladder, fell, and were
bo seriously injured that they had to
bo conveyed lo the general hospital,
where they now lio in a critical oondition. VOLUME 34.
W_:fc/..i_.Y tirtlTISH COLUMBIAN
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, DECEMBER 4, 188?.
NO. 40.
Weilncsilaj Mnrnlnn, Bee. 1. 1S8».
(M-om Daily Columbian, Nov. 20.)
Another fog prevailed on tho bosom
of the Fraser this morning.
Thero wasn't -enough wind stirring
to-day to blow the dust off the average
family bible.
W. Lord is going into the fish and
gam-* business and is fixing up hiB
siom accordingly.
This is the first morning in 17 days
that th*re were no gueBts in tho apart-
menta at tho lock-up.
The ferry Fairy Queen is bringing
large quantities nf farm produce, principally baled hay and potatoes, from
•the North Arm daily.
The Btr. Irving arrived this afternoon with a large cargo of farm produce and some passengers. Sho was
deluyud a littlo oil account of the fog.
The lecturo in the Y. M. C. A.
course, whioh was to havo been given
by Rov. J. White, has been postponed
from December 3 to Friday, December
6th.
At,a full vestry meeting of St. Paul's
Reformed Episcopal ohuroh, un Thursday evening, it was unndiuiously resolved to add »120 a year to tho rector's stipend.
Rowney, thn disturber nf the peace,
waB sent up for tliree mouths, as he
could not pay the lines imposed. Oue
of the chaiges was nut pressed and a
month was knocked off.
Th,- barque Ullock has got 400,000
foet of her cargo aboard. She is expected to lie ready fur sea in six days.
Somo lively hustling uf lumber has
been done on this cargo.
Military matters seem to bu slumbering in thu oity. Nut miu drill has
been put in this season. General
Middletuu may have Bomothiiig to nay
ubuul this when he arrives.
The police have their weather uyu
'upon sumo shady characters who have
lately o mo to town. They are pre*
sume'l tn be sume of the gang cleared
nut of Victoria lu'ely by the police.
Tho way of the "dodger" is hard.
The morning paper wriggled painfully
through a column of rubbish this
morning in order to evade a "straight"
expression on a subjuct it would rather
not touch.
A brand nuw .sidewalk is being laid
down across Culumbia street between
Begbie and Douglas streets. Thero
wili nuw bo three in that bluck, but
when tho rain descends and the muds
come they will nil be needed.
Lumber is nu tho ground fnr a sidewalk alung tho south side nf Agnes st.
frum Douglas tn Mary si. This waa
tho only gap in tho side-walk and
when it is filled tho street may be onn
sidered finished, to all intents and
purposes.
Customs Inspectors Buchanan and
Reilly, of Whatcom, arrived nt Port
Townsend Tuesday with ,1. T. McCnin
ber and A. Towera, tho bruen uf Brit
ish Culumbia smugglers taken at Ferndale last Friday, with seventy pounds
of opium in their grip8iicks.—Times.
Mr. Frederick Villiers' letter to tho
Tillies, explaining the accident to the
Amphion and correcting tho statements
of lhe Victoria moruing paper, is boing largely copied in tho custom press
ns ait evidence uf the famous enrrcapuu-
dent', invariable accuracy anilreliubil-
1'y*
There was ii meoting of the credit-
Irs of ihu Queen's Hotol yesterduy nt
ihich no satisfactory understanding
'as euiuo to. Another meeting was
eld tu dny nt 3 o'clock, but the result
■us not mndu public, It ia thought
.'at tho creditors may assume tho
tatiaguinunt.
On the 23rd inst., the wife of Mr,
livid Briinscomhe, uf Stevottun, Lulu
ljand, became thu hippy mnthcr of ss.
ylry handsome littlo daughter. Baby
Ban-'* iiilr' ia Ihe tirst arrival in the
n«v town of Stevoston, nnd her baby
sip bus been presented with n town
In in honor of her claim to public re*
c tuition.
"he Melbourne st. improvements are
nri.ressnig at a rapid and Batisfnctory
rate Tho work has been rendered
morl than ordinarily arduous un ac-
onun uf tho lough stumps and mots
imputing the way. Tho ravines and
hnilntti havo all been filled up with
young iprucu and fir trees, making a
ginul si-id foundation.
Alti'.ol, a week ago, suys tliu Colonist,
„ sutiiintns was issued charging a well
known Jbtiulundcr with cruelly to an-
innils. 'lio charge was laid by a young
lady win witnessed Ihu recent polo
match, nd wlnt was scuiidalizeil nt
what shu ailed thu "inhumanity" nf
the Imrseimi. As yet tho pnlico have
boen unabhto servo the suiiiihoiib.
Thore is lothing new concerning the
now eulebrnud "ordor," Five or six
carloads of ruigbt are waiting in Tu*
oemo f'*r tr.'tishqimeiit in thi.- pmn', us
it wis expoct-d that freight in transit
would uut be nclutled in thu "order."
If thn umbag, is nut, removed, :t
steamer will b_»oni mer for it, us the
Northern Pacifio aru determined tn
keep freight ruining, amt secure their
phuru nf tbe thbiSgli iru'iln as usual.—
do-i-i-i...
An -Mitral Hin.Inn.
Very prusaio louplo were trapped
last uight into nnturking upon the
beauty of the eccie, as viewed from
the hill. A curium optical illusion
may bo nbsorved in any clear night
hore; whon there s a heavy bank of
miat real-iu*. mi the liver and thu moon
is shining brightly, bolting at lho picture from the upper nans nf the city
tho view aniitliwnrd becomes like n
vnst sua uticircletl Iv far away hills.
Once iiitlu'gu the illiiiinn and il in surprising how difficult itis to shake it. off.
As ArteniiH Wan] jemarkod about
his ciiini'.ry- "Our emiiti-y'a chuck
full n' tiut'riit uur'usites." But unfortunately ihey are no; appreciated an
thry niigli' 11-.
Lytlou Hiilinre Improvements.
Tne board of works haa at last gut
round to that neglected spot beBide tlie
Caledonian hotel on Lytton square.
A good, substantial piece of work is
being done, and all the hillocks of
stiffened mud which made such an unsightly appearance, have been cut
down and levelled off. As an indication of tho good reasons whioh tho
proprietor of the hotel had tor complaining, it may hu stated that, although
there has been little ur no rain lately,
a very considerable pool of water collected at the tout of the cutting, in a
few minutes after it was made; allowing plainly enough how badly neodod
surface drainage was at that place. The
big flume, of notorious memory and
upon which tho skill of a modern Archimedes waa expended in vain in trying to make the water flow up it, now,
like an orderly and sensible flume, allows the water to How down in a manner that must bo eminently satisfactory
tn all ratepayers.
All Interesting Event.
Chinese high lifo in this city is pleus-
antly perturbed by the incident, nn-
nounoed elsewhere, of the marriage nf
Won Alexander Cumyow to Yoa Ch'an
Sing Kai. Mr. Oumyow ia well known
to most of our readers, as, perhaps,
the most intelligent, clever and best
educated young Chinamnn in tho province, exceeding in his English education many young men of Caucasian
origin. MisB Yeo~Ch'an Sing Kai is
understood to be a celestial beauty of
"sweot sixteen" and the affair ia strictly one of the heart. The marriago rites
uf theMetboilist church were performed
this morning, by Rev. E. Robson,
of Vancouver, at the residenco
nf the groom's father, on
Dallas street. The Chinese ceremonies are stated to havo been commenced aeveral days ago and to bo
still iu progress. Mr. Cumyow has
nsked and obtained special permission
from the mayor to make a big noiso
with firecrackers to-night, in honor of
tho happy occasion, so that the residents near Dallas street needn't bo
alarmed if thoy hear something "gu
off." ^	
Unlet Andrew's live.
Tlio Caledonian and St. Andrew's
suciety dinner, which takes placo this
uvuning at the Queen's hotel at 8:30,
will, without doubt, bo a red letter
eveut in the annals of the* suciety. It
is underst md that a number of Scots
living nutsidu of the city will cume in
and part-cipnte in the festivities, ua
ihey have always dune ill   yearn   gunu
by*
Elaborate preparations hnvo beuu
liiado in regard tu the comestible:
while thu toast list will not bu secund
to any oi its predecessors in point of
merit. The tickets ure placed nt threo
dollars, but St. Andrew's night comes
but onco a year, und lis has always
happened at the banquet, it brings the
beBt of gnnd cheer.
The haggis (nut haggeas, as it has
boen printed in a certain quarter notorious for its voracity) is in the hands
of a chef and is boing manufactured
from tho recipe written by Burns
himself; nnd nothing will be loft out,
Those who nre used to tho stirrup cup,
on leaving, can indulge in n dcoeli an
dlioris, "forbyo whatever more" they
may have surrounded earlier in the
evening.
Caledonians are expected to rally
round the standard to-night and du
honor tu the patron saint of Scotia;
and as many as posaiblo nre expected
to don the Highland gnrb, sp as to givo
the occasion that eclat whioh is so appropriate ut an ufiair of this national
kind. Tho evenings, to bo sure, nre
chilly, but it's no brawny Caledonian
that's going to be kilt with tho cold.
A 'Syslei-loii., Trnseily.
One of the worHt phases of the dia
bolical traffic in supplying whiskey to
the Indians, develupud this murning.
Jennie, a Stickeeu Indian woman, was
missed a fow dnys ago, the last seen uf
her was nu tho Slst inst., and n soarch
was instituted yesterday by Mr. W.
Moresby; the rcBttlt was tiie finding of
Jennie's body atrippud to tho under
garment, lying u .posed to the elements
in n puddlu of water in tho bush
about two milos down lhe North
Arm. Near thu body wgro found four
empty whiskey bottles, a man's hat
and Borne fragments of olothing. The
nooks and imclorgarmont wuru ihu only
nrticles of dress upon the body.
Thu appearance of the body indicated
that life had lieun extinct several days
Mr. Moresby examinedsovoral witnesses
nud elicited the following: RalphSmitilers, who resides near thu place where
the budy was found, said that ou the
uvuning nf thu 21st a tall dark iiiuii
without a hut, but hiving Ins head
bound around with a whito handkerchief, came tn his pl'Co und nsked wit*
hubs if ho could give him a bid fm the
uight; hu s,id lm hud lust his hat lu
the bush. BiVappeuied title Int-ixiout
etland witness t t*k him tn ooaFrcueli-
Oanadian, Witness also tlinuglit the
man was shamming druilkebiieuH, so he
tuid him hu could imt nuunmtiiodntu
him. The latter (bun went away. Mr.
Smlthera saw Jennie ou tne 21st and
aho appeared to bo slightly intoxicated,
Dr. McGuigan, of Vancouver, was
Bent for and arrived by tliu noon train
and impanelled a jury. Foul play is
very strongly susp-iited, and ihu
police feel protty certain thnt sumo
dark crime was pi-rpi trutud in ihu suu-
reuy nf tho Woods lust TliuraiUy evening. Tin* iniquitous buslno-,8 of supplying liquor tu lhe Indians Is ulluril-
ing plenty uf ghastly examples of ils
effect* of Into. Thoae who aru well
qualified 11 pass tin opinion say that
thn laws relating lo thin brunch uf
crlmo mu nut uonily htriugeiil enough,
aud any thnt the only ruiuvdy i- thn
u.it uud plenty of it. Thn siisot
mau, whose name Is William Cull.
tip III till* pllllco Onllt't I'lis  lilnlliie
iiull-.il-iv nf Blip; hill ; I i|*i* I-1   1 .
Jennie. Tho case was remanded until
tu-tnorruw intiriiitig at 10 o'clock and
the prisoner was released ou $100. bail.
Personal.
A. W. Lundbom was iu town today.
L. P. Eckstein has gono to Seattle
on business.
Rov. Mr. Irwin returned from Victoria to-day.
F. R. Glover and wife arrived from
Victoria this afternoon.
Rev. E Robson, of Vancouver, came
over to the city to day tu officiate at the
marriage of Mr. Oumyow and his
bride, and returned this afternoon.
William Little, of Montreal, brother
of Leonard G. Little,of Ross, McLaren
& Co., lumbermen, is at the Driard,
having arrived yesterday. Mr. Little
was sn much impressed with his brother's glowing accounts of the Pacific
province that he has como to see it for
hiniBelf.—Colonist,   ■
CORRESPONDENCE.
Mr. Cnrlls Again.
Editoh Columbian—Sir:—Mr. Cor
bouJd in his statement published in your
columns yesterday gives mc some information 1 was not possessed of. I refer
to tho §250 chargo re Lulu Island reserve.
To put my statement strictly correct, it
would bo as follows:
Amnedmeut to city charter    §000
"        " railway charter  .000
Acct re Lulu Island    250
Total §1450
Fur soiiHi reason the §G00 charge for
amendment of railway charter doea not
appear in Mr. Corbould's statement-
just what amount Mr. Corbould had to
disburse frnm the §14501 cannot say,nnr,
having seen a detailed aceuunt. I had
no reference in my remarks to the account as published by Mr. Corbould,
merely tn the ainuunt charged for am**
vices rendered whilo at Victoria (including, of course, the nccecsary oflice
work). If Mr. Corbould and his many
anxioua friends could not got thoir "tearful" eyes upon his account I am not to
blame. It's only another of their "dis-
appointinenta." If said account ever
canie into my possession I have no recollection of it.
I know nothing of the "hospital"
charge—this ia the tirst time I have hoard
of it.
Thanking you fur space, I romain your3
very truly,
D,  S.  CUII'HK.
Tlie Salvation Army Sjienlis.
Kurriiit Columbia!.-,—Sir: Will you
be sn kind as to give space in your valuable paper for a few lines in regard to
tho S. A. Boldiurs uf New Westminster
and the Rooney oi3e. Somo people
think it hard of the S. A. soldiors hero
for the way Rooney waa prosecuted.
First of nit, the worat enemy Rooney had
was himsolf; there ia not a soldier in the
N. W. corpa who had tho loast bit of
spite againBt him, and God forbid that
thero should, as all who attend our meetings know. He made a practice of coming to the meetings, from all appearances, for nothing elso but to disturb
them, and when ho oamo ho seemed to
have a gang along with him who delighted in his conduct, to back him up and
help him along. Rooney has been prayed fur, aud coaxed and begged to conduct himself properly. But the more
kindness was shown liim the worso he
would be.
It has been given to understand that
tho army was afraid of him and hia
crowd, ua tho reaaon why he was dealt
with no. Such is n great mistake. Tho
faet of the matter is that respectable
people wero getting disgusted with tho
army fur allowing him to eome to the
meetings and for not keeping better order, and fur not making au example of
some of the lad3 who delighted in making a disturbance. The short and long
nf the matter is that the S. A. soldiers of
N. W. are not very badly frightened uf
the toughs uf N. VV., not half so much as
some of them would bavo us believe by
their expressions, And wc are going tn
have order in the barracks, and tho good
authorities of N. W. oro just an detenu*
'ued that there shall bo order. Uud bless
them. The soldiers of N. W. have let
some of tho lads have too much of their
own way of lato, but it is wrong that
we ehould encourago suiih conduct. Some
oftho smart lads of tho streets have beon
very free of lato ttt cursing soldiers while
passing them on tho atroots, when the
soldiers have been going along quietly
about their business. But this is not
going to bo encouraged any longer by
letting such pass unnoticed; and, for
their own good, let it bo understood that
the first person or persons who does hereafter use insulting language to soldiers,
on the strccta or about the barracks, or
anywhere else, will have to alinre the
same fate as thu unfortunate Rooney;
and to the young mnn who used the
abusive language to soldiers nn Wednesday night, ou his wny tn tho Club
saloou, it would he better for you to
cease such a habit, iiu not dn so again,
fur ynu are known.
Lads, may Hud bless ynu all, ilo try
and be decent; take a look ut yourselves,
uuwledgc your wrongs through yonr
wnuls and actions, and hn men in principle as well ns form.    -Ve. tin love your
souls and wonld li!;-'. to see ull   dn   well, j
II wo didn't we wonlili:';   go uut on the
liilnltlv streets tn deliver  Cod's   love   to!
you.    Ami His nnMiig. wu uil! deliver.
un tin* streets ainl u.'..,.- barracks, rain;
or shim*.    And   we   do love tn have the.
people come and li -leu.    We appreciate
good conduct, and more than that it   is
attainable, S. A. S„ C. 300. .
{From Daily Coti,u,b,u„, Nov. SO.i
Tho Delta tuuk a large boom ot logs
up tho river this morning.
The str. Louise loft for Victoria
.hiB afternoon with u few passengers
and light freight.
The str. Gladys arrived from Ohilliwack this afternoon with the average
number of passengers and a liglit cargo.
The steamer Dunsmuir arrived from
Nanaimo this afternoon with a cargo
of coal, She experienced little difficulty from the fog.
The twenty minute noon day services
fcr men, at the Y. M. C, A. roomB,
daily, aro becoming popular, the attendance grows better evory day.
The publishers of the -Times havo
been served with a writ, charging them
with libel, the complainant being Hon.
J. H. Turner, of Turner, Beotou it Co,
Tho cnBo ugainst William Coll
charged with supplying liquur tn Indians was dismissed as there wub nut
sufficient ovidence to boar nut the
charge.
The work uf opening upper Clement
street was begun this morning. As
hits been often hinted, the lower part
of that much-used thoroughfare would
Btand a little fixing, too.
Owing to the steamer Louise having
been fog-bound at Lulu Ialand the Irving did not leave port until about 11
o'olock this morning. She had a good
cargo of freight and numerous passengers.
The str. Emma, Capt. McCuskrie,
arriued from Nanaimo to-day with a
large scow alongside loaded with coal,
The coal is for Joa. M. Wise and is
boing unloaded at Mathers & Milligan's new wharf.
Tho passengers on the steamer
Lotiiao thiB morning were Mr. and
Mrs. Lampiero, Mrs. Groun and child,
W. H. Ladner, M. P. P., N. McAu-
l»y, S. P. Martin, W. Jennings, C.
Smith, O. Sexsmith, Jaa. Blair.
The market was stocked this morning with fine spring Balmon in the best
of condition. They were caught in
the gulf. A large consignment of
black and common cod wns also dis
played and obtained n ready sale.
The steamer Louise arrived this
morning from Victoria, which port she
left yesterday at the usual hour, but
was detained at several places owing to
tho dense fog. She had a full cargo
unda large number of passengers.
E. J. Morgan, representing G. W.
Gilchrist, merchant tailor of Brandon,
Man., has boor having such a run of
business that he has decided to remain
here another week, in urdor to book a
number of ordors already promised.
Tho steamer Irving arrived last uight
with a largo number of passengers and
the following cargo: 248 bales hay, 86
sacks potatoes, 10 boxes apples, 29
hogs, 31 sacks oats, 4 boxes chickens
and a quantity of other merchandise,
There was a Scotch mist last night
—that is not to say that some of the
merry makers at the Queen's, lust
night got lost in the fog, but there was
a damp heavy drizzle which threatened
to turn to rain and made an overcoat
feel appropriate.
The handsome sum of 8310 waB sub
cribed to the Y. M. C. A. building fund
to-day. The said fund is now so close
to §8000 that another gnod subscription
would fill up the gap. Secretary Davie
is nut ou tho warpath afior tho men
with tho dollars, and sn far ho is having the best of it.
Mrs. Lila A. Moore's lectures next
week promise to be a rare treat. Each
ovening n popular vocalist will render
astilo. Tlio singing is in charge Oftho
city choirs assisted by a well-known orchestra. Tho succoss of these meetings
is therefuro pretty well assured. Everybody is invited In attend.
A summons case will bc heard in
the pulice coun to-morrow morning,
the parties being brother and Bister,
both wull known throughout the length
und breadth nf the province. The
young woman who was recently married, charges her brother, a wull known
sculler, nub cruelly boating hor.—
T/ilM'adiii/'.-i Times.
Tho Vancouver World teprints Mr.
Cunningham's telegram anent Chineae
restrictions, andintroduces it nsfollows:
"Aid. Cunningham, M. P. P., is to
bo commended for sending tho following telegram to Ottawa, it can do no
harm, and may do very much good.
It will at. least show tho federal authorities tho feeling here."
The jurors ond witnesses in attendance at tho assizes yesterday wero vory
much pleased with Mr. Justice Drake's
consideration fur thein. When it was
found that they would nut be required
ill the morning, they were dismissed
till two o'olook in thu aftornoon and
when the business of the afternoon
was decided upon, they weru informed
they might go till this morning.—
Times, Not. US.
A iiusi-inurtein examination was hold
on thu body of Jonnio, un Indian woman, found dead in fhe bush. Soveral
of tiio jurymen nearly fainted at the
sight, its the ground in lhe vicinity "f
tbu eudaver strongly resembled u badly
kept, dissecting inniu ur i. slaughter
homo in full blast. Thu pour, debused
diuukurd, frutu whom nu doubt .Jennie
atule the whiskey, sat with his head
iietiveeu liis binds gazing at, thu hoirjtl
speutaule unmoved,
PrnvliM'.lfll Pe.ormniorr.
The work of erection of this long
needed building has at last been completed, and all that remains to be done
before it is ready for occupation is the
putting on nf locks and fastenings. It
is expected that the reformatory will be
ready for the reception of inmates by
the first of January.—Colonist. And
now we may expect to have quite a
crop of youthful depredators on the
mainland, with the object of getting a
free trip to Victoria.
Prompt Payment.
The Grand Lodge of the A.O.U.W.
of Oregon and Washington, of which
the late Ex-Mayor Dickinson was a
member, has set an example that could
bu followed by most of the insurance
companies with more satisfaction to
supporters. The two thousand dollars
which fell due nn the death of Mr.
Dickinson was paid within the month
of his demise; Ho died on tho 1st of
November and the cheque reached
Mrs. Dickinson on lho 20th inst. It is
a pleasure to record auch an instance
of promptitude on the part of this great
society which has so many calls to
meet from all parts of the world.
. ....	
A tioiMl Play.
Thu Katie Putnam Comp.ny is a
guod miu by common cuusont of the
fair sized audience which assembled in
the opera house last night to Bee the
show. As an actress Miss Putnam is
no tyro, and her impersonations in the
pleasing plav, "Guy Howard," were
highly relished by the audience. She
was strongly supported by a staff of
first class actors and nctresBes whose
work showed thorough appreciation of
the playwright's ideas. Some of the
scenes were exceedingly striking,
sunieiinies startling, and received
hearty rnuuds nf applause. The bouse
would have been much better filled but
for the important social event taking
place at the Queen'a, and perhaps the
same could bu said nf the dinner. The
ono partially spoiled the other.
A Hail I'lilnnman.
Last night one of our vigilant city
policu was meandering nlnng Columbia
avenue, keeping n keen eye tu lucks
and doors, and s'lspiu'uus characters.
When he had arrived at n point of thu
street overlooking the classic and odoriferous Chinese quarters his ears were
suddenly saluted with the sound of a
big "row" dowu among the shacks.
In nbout two hops nnd a skip tliu
blythe "bobby" frisked down on to
Front street wilh the celerity nf an
Alpine chamois, and the first thing
that took his fancy waa a big crowd of
jabbering Chineso. From the mass of
whirling pig tails, gleaming yellow
fangs, upraised arms and "hyu" gesti
culntion came the sound of words
whieh the law dulh not permit. They
were bad cuss-wnrds of the sulphurous stripe, and they were English. Tho
officer walked into the crowd and
grabbed the bad Chinaman, who was
most profuse m tho profanity, and
whose name turned out to be Ah
Sume; nt least that is all that could
be assumed frum the ten yards uf
volubility that fulluwed a request for
his nauiu. This murning in thu policu
court, All Sumo aaid hu had used no
bud language and damaged hia case
severely by telling the magistrate that
he had never played "tan-tan," His
honor lined this celestial Aniianias
§2.50 and costs, and gave him a caution to bu careful what he said on the
streets again.
Personal.
tins
W. H. Ladner, M! P. P., is
city.
H. T. Ceperley, of Vancouver, is in
town.
E. Thnmpsnn, nf Donald, is at tho
Queens.
Chas. .Sexsmith, nf Lulu Ialand, is
at the Culniiiul.
Rev. Mr. Ross, nf Chilliwack, was in
the city yesterday, and returned heme
tu-day.
At thu Queen's Hotel: Adolphus
Spratl, Ladner's Landing; E Thompson, Donald; .John Rutherford, Salt
Springs; J ,! Hamilton, Winnipeg.
Guests at the Colonial: W. G. El*
worthy, Montreal; H M Brereton mid
son. H E MeKee, E .1 Dnwler, W (I
McKenzie; Victorin; .1 E I'enzer, 11
T Ceperley, Vancuuver; ,1 N Gordon,
Winnipeg; J A Lung, Berlin; Oharles
Sexsmith, Lulu Island.
WESTMINSTER'S PROGRESS.
The w,'_l..itl_ hue lirm of White,.
Peter In- a'signed-, Willi liabilities
.•i"i.i:t §100,000 Half "I the amount
Esd i i.ii-i'-oivuly to lUtiropoaii houses.
There is n-> stitemt-iir nf assets. Thn
failure is largely due to the disappear-
ance nt thn junior pawner -f thu firm.
-lose   uf
lt Ij likely that Inf.*
thn year tl"ii    Mr.
tlf OUSiOlllB lit Vic.tnii
superuniui-iti'd. Mr
ciiiiio'lcrntiitu dn.vs v,
1'iiilnl council o
Ininlev
II   ('
enllec or
will   bu
Humley in   pl'n*
i   a member i*f
Britiah Oolum*
Ibi
I,.
". h
d E
l.-.-'v Alice Shin-
tor Bn
11 Tt
tlie*: in the WnoiL.
Dr. McGuigan came over from Vancouver yeBterday to act us coroner in
thu inquest held nn the body of Jonnio, the Stickeeu Indian woman, yesterday afternoon.   After having Sworn
the jury at, thu court house,   the   cut''
unci', jury nnd police  went dmvn the
rivett.) tlm scone nt the tragedy in thu j
n-iiii. b at the North Ann.   Onu of W.I
Viuni.ii's bouts wns used to convey the i
piny.     The   jury   having   cni'ufully
viewed ihu body uiul surroundings and |
im:-siilered  all   lb-' olreuuvstano'iis related by the witnesses found a vordict
nf tlicl fi'nfn  I'Ni'i'Siirv  and   nver-in*!
iln! -vi'.cu iu spirituous liquor.
I'lnln 'iiiilli-.lllniisiil 't.rtiM'tli  nml   1-ros.
jiiTltyou All allies.—-iiilNfiii'liH-y
liirrrase in l ii.liinis t'lil"
Ir.llons.
The great strides whtch New West
n,inster is making cms be seen at u
glance while walking through hur
streets. Magnificent buildings, great
public works, paludal residences, mills
of all kinds, factories, workshops and
foundries can be noted on nil sides.
Her shipping is assuming au importance thui will Bonn pbieu heron u level
with the moro favored cities of Victoria and Vancouver. With tho completion of the Ross-McLaren Mills, it
iB not ton much tn any thnt wo will aeo
ships hero loading lumber for all parts
of the world. The Royal City Planing
Mills Co. now sond. their products In
the antipodes and to England and
Europe; this traffic will, of course,
inure than doublo when the mammoth
establishment north nf Sapperton is
lundy. In fact it is only tntu to re
mark Hint Westminster is tbo best
plaeu on the Pacifio ouast fur tbu man
with cipitnl, the youug mnn with |
energy and bruins and the man with
t'u' pick snd shovel on bis shoulder. \
And for thu aiiuplu reason that alio is •
growing ns im oth, v to_'u nr oily is |
crowing mi the whitlo'cuiist.,   It is tbu
growth uf tho oak, hilt the gourd; it
will remain because it is slid. And
the man who gets up and leaves this
town now to go to what lio thinks a
better will be his own enemy and
Jive to regret it. The advioe of
long headed business men, men
with plenty of experience and not given
to talking nonsense, is tn those who
would move away to pastures new,
"Stay where you are; its coming; Westminster is going to have her day."
Figures area fine thing to back-up aigu
ments with, as figures are n- ted fur
their veracity, unlike the emanations
of the literary hash foundry round the
corner on Ecclesiastical avenue, and
the following statement of the business
done by the department of H. M.
customs will be read with delight uud
interest by all who wish well to the royal
city:
CUSTOMS COLLECTIONS FOU KOVEJI11KR.
Total dutiable guods entered 8.3,580,(10
" free   " " -1,7011.110
88,-8. 00
Total duties collected 8111,384.I'll
Other revenues      21.81)
10,10160
Total revenue collected for Ko-
vember, M83 82,268.02
Increase fur 1889 8S,1U17
The Dominion Illustrated.
The last number of this fine pictorial
weekly devotes a good share of its
space to portraiture. The lute Hon.
Alex. Morris, the late Mr. Clarke, of
Manitoba, the late Sheriff Powell, tha
late Senator Turner, tho members of
the eaatern townships press association,
and Mr. Cleght-rn, president uf the
Montreal board of trade, are all represented in this week's gallery. These
portraits are remarkably goud. That
of Mr. Cleghorn, which has the place
of honor, is full-page and will b_ recognized by his colleagues :-.s an excellent and well executed likeness.
The portraits of the four deceased
statesmen and public men—all more or
less known to our readers—will bo
prized by those who respect patriotism
and zeal for the general welfare. The
views uf tho Toronto sham fight are
capital mid will be enjoyed in military
circles. Altogether it is a fine number,
up tu tbe highest standard uf the
periddioal. The Dominion Illustrated
is published by the Dominion Illustrated Publishing On., Mr. G. E. Des-
bnrats, managing director. Subscription, §4.   Address, 73 St.  .JtimeB at,,
Montreal.
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From the Chilcoten.
Thomas McAllister, a ranchei n tha
Chilcoten river, was in the city ytjer-
day and returned home in the evening.
He came down to transact business in
Vancouver. Mr. McAllister is an old
pioneer, and is amazed at the growth
of Vancouver since he last saw it in tha
summer uf 1887. He knew Granville
when Gassy Jack was monarch of all
be surveyed. Fur tho last three and a
half years lie has resided in the upper
country, and ia well satisfied with tho
result uf his operations and future
prospects. The country is au exeol-
Jeiit grazing aa woll as an agricultural
one. The meadows are splendidly
adapted for grazing purposes and the
uplands fnr cereals. For beef raising
there is no better anywhere, as is ovi-
dunced by the herd which Mr. Joseph
Mayers, the general merchant in Chilcoten, has at present un hand. The
only draw back is the want of an outlet tn the coast, and that must be by
the way of Bute Inlet. Mr. McAllister travelled all nver the province befure settling in Ohilooteu. Hu thinks
that section aupeuur to all others. It
is also believed that i he district iB rich
in minerals. Thu timber in sonti* sections is scarce. A short time since a
belt uf yellow pine timber was discovered by Mr. Henry Bear, when prospecting for minerals. The climate is
all that cuuld bo wUhod for; water in
abundance, and as pure as it is possible
tn find utiywhofo. Several new settlers
hivu gunu in this summer. In :■ sh rt
time it is believed the Chilcoten country will become ime nf uur leading set-
iluinciita.— iToi'Jd.
-iii-ruly ami Courteously Uclmlu-tl
A young lady, Miss Kkunberg, wi)S
found not guilty nt the recent, Victoria
assizes, nf a charge nf larceny, brought
against bur liy Pr. Lindsay Fred Dickson, uf Cowichan. She was honorably
acquitted, the ease developing sume
remarkable features, which reflect
Beriuusly upun Dr. Ditksun as an English officer and a gentleman, All available spice was ucouiued by an expectant audience when the verdict was an*
ntiiinueil. and although the mum bad
bueu previously cleared on nueetint of
iln-ii-i-ling nf the audience finding expression, tin snuni-r wub thu verdict
niiiiniinci-d thun a cheer thnt it wns
itnpnssiblu ui suprets stnitled the C'llirtS
of justice, dying away m n tumult of
hearty applause that indicated unmistakably the feeling uf thu public in
the case.
"Order inthe cuurt I Order in the
court!" called nut tho nllicials, but their
voiceB were drowned in the general
tumult,
As sunn ns the applause had hu'o_ii_-j;
sufficiently fnr him to make himself
heard, his lordBblp Chief Justice Bug-
biu angrily addressed tho spectators.
Said hu:*"I thought I ordered the
cuurt cleared? What du yuu mean you
miserable fellows gathered there? Do
ynu think lhe jury are at ynur beck
and oall. Do you think that it is anything tu thom fnr a nuiay mob tn sit
and howl at thorn. Du you think that
because you fit and howl there justice
will bu dune? You don't suppose that
thu yells and howls nf fullnws like yen
will make the jury feel anything but Indignation?—Tho prisoner is discharged!'
Several members nf nno family and
ono nf another in Toronto have exhibited marked symptoms of poisoning,
nnd the twenty*nvn cent tea uf which
they paiTnnk will bu analyzed. VOLUME 34.
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, ll. C. BfiOES
■■—— —■■!■■—ii——i—ii.iii.iimi.ii_h im
■KB -1, Um.
NO. 48.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning, Dee. 4, 1880.
During tho late election campaign
in this city, "dodgers" were   circulated by some anonymous opponents
of Mr.  Cunningham, charging him
in effect with  being a pro-Ohinese
man.    It was an election dodge, of
course,  and   whether  or   not   the
morning paper gang  were  tho  real
dodgers we shall not attempt to say;
at any rate, they were strongly suspected   of   being   the  responsible
parties.    That insinuation, if it required any disproof, bus been effectually knocked on the  head  by   Mr.
Cunningham's action iu placing him
self publicly on record, by means of
the despatch published elsewhere,'
against the reported  movement for
the abolition  of the §50   Ohinese
poll tax.    But,  leaving   Mr.   Cunningham's attitude on  the  Chinese
question altogether out of sight for
a moment, poople are beginning  to
enquire how it is that  thnt  "only
independent" and  "fearless" paper
on Ohurch street, that has so much
to say about  compacts, cliques  and
rings, has not u word to say on the
alleged proposal by the canners' deputation   at    Ottawa    to   abolish
Ohinese  restriction? Is it  beonuse
the morning paper is in   the   confidence of the  canners, and  knows
that there is nothing in the reports?
But that can hardly be the case, for
it would then have contradicted the
despatch in its  columns  the  other
day furnishing the information.    Is
the paper in question silent because
it is itself  controlled   by  a  clique
that  bids it remain   mum   on   the
Chinese question ? The latter explanation, undor all  the circumstances,
looks     most     probable.      But   it
is   only   fair   that   our    veracious
cotemporary should be   allowed   to
makn its own explanation.    In  the
language   of   a   cotemporary,   "we
pause for a reply."
arate crown, and it is fitting therefore that memory should cling to
peculiarities "which tell of a separate and independent people."
Loud Macaulay has given it as
his opinion that with the advance
of civilization poetry necessarily declines, and it is likely that the same
thing may be said of purely national
characteristics. Before the age of
steam and electricity, bofore cheap
literature was to be had, old manners and customs, pretty superstitions and quaint doings passed
naturally from generation to generation almost without variation. But,
with the facility of locomotion and
the more easy association of men
one with another, those "unwritten
traditions" fell upon sorry times,
and as the practice of more extended travel increased, if only into the
next county, men began to smile
first of all, and then dared to laugh
outright, at the old fashioned simplicity of their forefathers.
Perhaps no country ever afforded
stronger confirmation of these truths
than bonnie Scotland, the national
festival of which land was oplelirated
Satruduy. Referring to the subject
under discussion, Lord Cockburn
wrote: "The feelings and habits
which hud prevailed at the union,
and wliich had left so many picturesque peculiarities on the Scottish
character, could not survive the enlarged intercourse with England
and the world." The author of the
"Lays of Ancient Home" did not
hesitate to say that "Sit- Walter
Scott was but just in time to save
tho precious relics of the minstrelsy
of tho border." What Scott, Percy,
Bitson, and others did for Scottish
minstrelsy, Dean Ramsay performed for the quaint customs, sayings, and humors of the people at
large. A prose writer of evident
sympathy with all that pertained to
Scotland's ' 'domestic nationality,"
his "Reminiscences" are for all time
a vory precious storehouse from
whioh evory man of Caledonian extraction may draw in afresh the
humors and peculiarities, the religious feelings or convivial manners, of his ancestry.
It has frequently been asserted by
writers who ought to have been better informed, that the Scottish mind
is absolutely devoid of humor. What
could possibly have been more humorous than the Scotch servant's remark to his master when the latter
was so choked with passion as to be
unable to speak, "Eh, sir, maybo
an aith would relieve you," or again,
when a Perthshire Laird told one of
his tenants that he purposed sending "the young laird abroad," "What
for 1" asked the tenant. "To see the
world," was tho reply. "But laird,"
came the ready objection, "will no
the world seo him," implying that
the son was such a fool lie had better be kept out of sight.
Tho pride whicli evory Soot takes
in his country is so eminently
characteristic that clanishness has
become quite a proper distinctive to
apply to tho people of Scottish
origin, wherever found. This national feeling affords strong hope for
the perpetuation, at lenst in a measure, of the memories of things essentially Scotch. Scotland onco
was nn independent kingdom, and
can still point to the remnants of a
regalia that once belonged to a sop-
In Philadelphia, says an exchange,
which has a colored population of
about 35.000, the color line lias almost entirely disappeared. There
are six iufluential colored clubs in
the city, three colored lawyers and
five colored physicians. One of the
colored lawyers has crossed swords
with some of the most brilliant
lights of the bar, and one of the
physicians has a practice of $30,000
a year. Three colored dentists have
a flourishing practice, and one landscape and one portrait artist aro
doing good work. There ure twon t,y-
seven colored churches in Philadelphia, a branch of the Young
Men's Christian Association, and
three amateur dramatic societies.
There is a colored workingmen's
club, with a kindergarten attached,
and two influential race papers are
published. There are twelve colored
Masonic lodges, six colored lodges
of the Knights of Phthias, and
twenty Jored Odd Fellows' lodges.
There is jl great deal of wealth and
refinemet't among the colored people
of Philadelphia.
The anti-sliivci-y congress now
in session at Brussels, and which
convened on Monday, the 18th inst.,
is a gathering of more than ordinary
interest. The congress is the direct
result of the appeal to civilized
Europe made lust year by Cardinal
Lavigerie, archbishop of Algiers and
Tunis, against the fiendish slave
traffic carried on in Africa by the
avaricious and bloody Mussulman
Arabs. Addressing himself specially to the nation that had nobly
taken the initiative in abolishing
slavery, Cardinal Lavigerie went to
London and spoke to a great moeting of British philanthropists. The
outcome of the meeting was the unanimous adoption by the liouse of
commons, in the early part of the
present year, of a petition asking
the queen to convene a conference
of the powers to consider the best
means of putting down the African
slave trade, and the result is the
Brussels congress, ut which representatives of all the leading nations
are assembled. It has, as an exchange remarks, a task of enormous
difficulty before it, but there is every
reason to believe that it will boldly
undertake it and in the end be successful. During the past year Great
Britain and Germany havo made a
combined effort to check the traflic
by blockading the east African ports
which have been its main outlets,
In this they have partially succeeded, but it has nevertheless become
apparent tliat in order that the
plague may be eradicated it must be
attacked at its source. That is to
say, the warfare must be carried
into the interior of the dark continent, which is being depopulated by
the men-stealers with frightful rapidity. The Arabs, by whom the
traffic is carried on, have established
their encampments over the whole
of the heart of Africa, with the result, as Prof. Drummond says, that
they hold the country under one
reign of terror. Their methods aro
diabolical. Whole villages of natives are swept out of existence by
their raids, and the routes to the
coast are strewn with the corpses of
their wretched victims. In many
cases all the men are killed at the
outset, and only the women and
children are carried off. Of these a
great number perish before reaching
the markets. It has been estimated that for every slave that comes
into the possession of a dealer on the
coast thirty perish. For each tusk
that is to be brought out from the
interior, says a writer in the Edinburg Review, six slaves are captured:
five die on the road, the sixth bears
the burden to its destination. According to Cardinal Lavigerie the
victims of the traffic now number
six thousand a day, and within the
last fourteen years the sacrifico of
human life and liberty has doubled.
At the port of Mocha alone from six
to ten thousand captives, mostly female children of from eight to fifteen years of age, are said to be received annually ; and theso aro but
the survivors of a far greater number left to perish on the slave routes.
In short, the facts that have beon
ascertained with regard to this horrible business are appalling, and yet
it is probable that one-half the truth
is not known. Last year, in a letter to Sir Edward Malet, Lord Salisbury said of the traffic: "There can
be no doubt that it has been attend-
on with cruelty and desolation far
in excess of any that we have ground
for believing that it produced in
former times ; and there is no other
cause to which we can attribute this
deplorable phenomenon except the
increased destructiveness of the firearms which commerce has beon nblo
in recent times to place in the hands
of the Arab adventurers who conduct these exterminating raids."
This is the opinion also of those who
made the  subject  a  study.
Without powder and guns, it is snid,
not a single man-capturing raid
could be made, and it is Europe that
supplies the weapons whioh make
them possible. In 1887 Emin
Pasha wrote : "The condition sine
qua non for the-peace and prosperity
of these countries is to stop the importation of fire arms, ammunition
and powder." It is probable, therefore, that one of the tirst acts of the
Brussels congress will ba the framing of an earnest appeal to the governments of European nations which
have east African possessions, to prohibit under the severest penalties
such importation. By this means
much may be done to check tho
fiendish work of the Arab slnvc-
raidcrs, und thus to save the natives of the interior of Africa from
extermination. Otherwise, the Review writer says, the nations referred to will be accounted as the accomplices in tlieir wholesale   murder.
have
NOTES AND ...OMENTS.
Contrary to what might naturally
be expected under the circumstances,
the admission of ladies to the uni
vursity of Now Brunswick is resulting in n gradual diminution of the
male students. It is uonsuquently
feared that the institution will soon
liucome a high school for girls. It
can only be said that the Now Brunswick youth is wanting in gallantry;
or tlm Now Brunswick beauty must
be wanting in ohtirins.—Ex.
It is estimated that the fund
raised for the relief of the Con
eiiiaugh Valley sufferers would Juno
given overy man, woman and child
,$200 apiece, and yet the fact is that
no poor family—and ninny included
from eight, to ten persons—hus received more than 1*300, while ninny
lmve received less than $200. Thu
dissatisfaction among the poorer
classes is so great thut n committee
has been appointed by the food commission to investigate the manner
of distribution.
Franco is ti protectionist country,
aud yet, strange to sny the oondition of its working classes is by no
means what the arguments of advocates of protection would lend us to
expect. A report recently issued
by the French statistical bureau,
dealing with the strikes in the country during the uleven years which
ended with 188!), shows that tho
most frequent causes of these disturbances wero demands for an increase
in wages, reductions of wages, and
dissatisfaction with the conditions
of labor. This appears to be another
case in which protection is open to
the charge of false pretences.
Dr. Frithjob Nansen, notes an
exchange, will start for the north
pole in a few days. He will land as
far north in Greenland as possible
and then push north with small
boats and sledges. As travel by
sludges is better in winter than summer, he has chosen the winter season for this bold push for the northern "hole in the ground." He will
cut loose entirely from any base of
supplies and will not undertake to
establish relief stations, but will depend entirely upon what ho can
take with him or can find for food.
No "rescuing parties" have yet been
organized, and it is generally conceded that none will be needed, for
if he does not come back unaided
there will be nothing to rescue.
SCIENTIFIC MISCELLANY.
It is estimated by Mr. J. Lawrence-Hamilton that the fishermen
of the United Kingdom lose more
than £2,166,000 yearly by omitting
to work up the fish after the American practice, These products are
said to be so utilized in the United
States as to represent 14 per cent,
of the total value of the fisheries.
Peat is even more plentiful in
Brazil than in Ireland, and it ia
largely used for making paraffin for
candles and lubricating oil, which
are obtained by distillation, Onu
establishment employs 300 workmen,
has 1.3 boilers with other necessary
apparatus, and is capable of turning
out 80 tons of peat paraffin a month.
A Curious Case.—In a girl of
nine years, Prof. Julius Wolff, of
Berlin, has treated surgically a unique phenomenon. Between the
tiiigii nmi lower part of the left log
extends a peculiar formation, which
Prof. Wolff terras a "wing membrane," as it belongs only between
the upper and fore arms ot the
wings of birds. Three of the fingers
of the right hand were webbed together, and the right leg terminated
in a club foot. The membrane kept
the leg bent at a right angle, but by
the operations of cutting through
this formation and of removing the
club foot it has been made possible
for tho ohild to walk erect.
Movino Pictures.—The "electric
tachyscope" of a Russian inventor,
Ottamar Anschuotz, is a recent apparatus for causing the eye to blond
instantaneous bodies into an image
of the object in its natural motions.
A series of the pictures is mounted
upon the periphery of a large wheel
behind which  is  a Goisslor tube.
As each picture is rotated past the
tube, a pin upon tho \vlip°l r*lo«os
an electric circuit, producing a Hash
in the tube, and lighting up the
picture. The discharge being instantaneous, the picture is shown in
an apparently fixed position, and
the succession is so rapid that the
retinal image of one picturo is ro
tallied until the next is superimposed upon it, giving the observer
the senso of u continuous image in
constant motion.
Piioubess in Electric Lighting.
—A report by M. Hippolyte Fontaine status that the first practical
und permanent electric light installations were mnde in several Frenoh
workshops in tho winter of 1874 75.
In 1878 the electric candle and the
regulators in series introduced the
employment of the voltaic arc into
shops nnd public, streets, and in
1880 tho incandescent lamp gavo
electric lighting tlio entree into private houses. Thn latest documents
at hand show that a motive power
of nearly 1,000,000 horse powor is
converted into electric light, corresponding to a total intensity of
.bout 200,000.000 normal candles ;
that 'lie number of contral stations
1500. and that of private
0,000 ; and thut. the
i eli-etriu lighting am-
■ than 1,000,000,000
United States hns
ight. than all the rust
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Wn.I, OONT1NUE TIIK lUuSINKHS
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Choice, New, Well Selected and Well Bought Stock of D-y
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A rare chanco la now offered to intending purchasers, an the stock consissoi
goods just suited for the present and coming season. All fresh and in prime filer
and purchased in the hest foreign markets at rook    ttoin prices.
Salo to cotnmenco on Monday, the 16th instant, and to continue until the-.hole
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RICHARD STREET, NEW WESTIHINS'ER.
MANUFACTURERS ANn HEALERS IH
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Shingles, Shakes, Laths, Piciets,
SALMON BOXES, NET FLOATS, TRAYS,
.A.ITD  JAJUT,  XCXITDS  OS-
Wood Furnishing for Canneries.
Doors.   Frames,   Windows,
Mouldings. Balusters.
Blinds. Brackets.
Mailings, Newels.
PLAIN AND FANCY AND ALL KINDS 0? TURNED WORK.
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PRINCE VICTOR
WEEKLY BRITISH COLOMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, DECEMBER 4, 1889.
1\0. 49.
Charged by a Wild Elephant in
India, is Ee&iiued by Col.
Sanderson.
One Thousand Barrels of Powder
Explode at Marseilles, but
Kill No One.
Dom Pedro 111.  Jack the Ripper
Badly Handled by a Madrid Mob.
PRINCE ALBERT VICTOR'S NARROW ESCAPE,
London, Nov. 29.—A dispatch from
Mysore, India, says: An event that
threatened tho death of Prinoe Albert Viotor occurred here yesteiday.
Tne prince wns witnessing the hording
of some elephants, when one of them
beoame unruly, and escaping from his
driver, charged directly upon' the
prince, who was standing apart from
the rest. At tliis juncture Colonel
Sanderson sprang forward, waving his
arms, and dnrtod between tliu elephant
and the prince. This brave act di.-i
concerted tho beast for a moment nmi
ho swerved in the direotitm nf the
colonel. The prince turned and ran
and dually found refuge. Col. Sanderson escapod.
A  TEIltlll'IC EXPLOSION.
Maiiseili.es, Nov. 29.—The explosion last evening caused widespread
tarror throughout the city The tliree
masted ship "Ville dn Marseilles,"
with a caryo of 3,000 barrels "f powder, shipped for Mozambique, caught
lire, and an attenip- wa-* made to b'mv
up tho ship with <_yii;ttiii'e without
suocbs. The fin- in ** very short rune
reached the fore hold where there
were 1,000 barrels of powder. A »er-
rilic explosion followed. Al! tho windows for miles around were hhuttered
Fragments of the ill-fated ship wero
picked up 500 metre's away from the
scene of tho disaster. Sirtmge to say
no Jives wore lust.
POOR Ol.li I'F.UBO.
LISBON, Nov. 29.—A cable despatch frnm Rio Do .Janeiro suyn that
Dum Pedro was ill whou helefi Brazil,
and was accompanied by physicians.
HARVEY llllNllt.IiNGLY HANGED.
Guelph, Out Nov. 29.—Wm. Harvey was hanged this morning for murdering his wifo and two daughter, '-n
May 20 lust. The liungiiii! was a bungling affair; tho weights were not heavy
enough nor the Bcatl'nld long enough tn
give sutiicient rebound to break the
neck. The wretched man's struggles
and contortions were frii_hiful to witness as he slowly strangled to death.
can't do as ihey like.
Ottawa, Nov. 29.—Premier MoDonald has refused to allow the Canadian Pacific to make Halifax the terminal point of the ocean route.
THE ALASKAN BOUNDARY.
Ottawa, Nov. 29.—Tho deputy
iniiiisti-r uf the interior says that the
Dominion government will insist thut
the Alaskan boundary as defined by
the treaty between England and Russia
shall stand as the boundary between
the Dominion and the  United States.
AN OLD HAND.
Reading, Cala., Nov. 29.—The Redding Ss Weaverville stago was robbed
bet..con here and Middle creek last
night at 7:30. Wells, Fargo, Ss Co.'s
box and the mail were taken, tlio
driver throwing out all but lock sack.
The robber ordered the latter nut with
theremark: "I give ynu to understand I am an old hand at this business " He then ordered the driver to
get down and dreak the box open and
covered him with a pistol while he
was breaking the box open. Tho express company's loss is small.
WATERBURY  WELL NAMED.
Waterbury, Conn., Nov. 29.—The
atorm last night swelled tho little brook
under east and south Main streets here
and it overflowed and filled twenty
atore cellars, causing dam ige to goi'd-i
to the amount of $4,000. Nagatuck
valley, frnm Thomaston to Running-
bam, iB turned into a sea by the "rise
in the Naugatuck river.
A FAMOUS SPORT QONE.
San Franoisoo, Nov. 29—William
E. Joyce, ex mayor of Tucson, Arizona,
one of the proprietors ot the Cnfo Royal
in this city and well-known in spurting
circles all over the coast, died this
morning at the age of 48, from consumption.
THE  FIRE   EPIDEMIC.
Keyport, N. J., Nov. 29.—The tiro
this morning destroyed many hue
buildings. The loss is $50,000. L.
E. 11 ij'al was burned to death, and his
wife and son wero so badly burned
that they are not expoc'ed to recovor.
rroooht back.
San Francisco, Mnv. 29.—Henry
L. Edwards who forged a check for
$420, and fled to Virginia, Nov.,
where he wus captured, waa brought
baoK i  **-y.
UNEQUAL lll'.l'l.L.M IVI'AllOft.
Port au Prince. '■ 2" -H
dent Hippolyte lias ab last ttiiuotiueud
his cabinet, and so largely is the norlh
represented in it that thore is already
much grumbling on the part of the
south. Whether or not this expressed
dissatisfaction is to be regarded as the
initial phase of another revolution,
time alone will show, but tho -political
atmosphere of the islnnd is rife with
vague rumors of trouble
boston's 1110 BLAZE.
Boston, Mass., Nov. 28.—At 10:30
the firo whioh started in two houses
previously on tho southwest corner of
Bedford and Kingston streot., had extended to Harrison avenue, soutli to
Roo Placo, west to Chiuinoey, and
along Kingston noarly to Hammers
street, and, despite tho heavy rain and
the presouce of tho ontiio lire depart*
ment, crossed Chauncey -troet and
showed no signs of stopping until the
Common was reached.   So rapid was
I tno spread of the lite trom tl.e big
| building occupied by Brown, Durrill &',
Co., to the i'our-B-Oiy onok budding nn
the other side of Redford street, No.
9, occupied by Lambson Ss Hubbard,
hatters, that three engines and a truck
had to bo abanduned, and they were
soon crushed by the falling walls of the
Durrill building. Kingston street wna
now rod lint with flames, but the firemen lushed past ihu hat factory, and
while a hoao was being placed ou, the
firemen attached a line to tho chemical
engino and dragged it along Kingston
to Bedford street and up to Chauncey
street. At this moment the attic of
Taylor Ss Bros ' hat und cap faotory
caught firu, and in axaotly forty-live
minutes the entiro blook, Kingston,
Bedford, Chauncey streets, and Roe
Place, had been traversed by the
flames, wliich crossod to Chauncey
street, going straight toward Washington street and threatening the entire
business section. Three engines wore
nuisaed ut the intersection of Roe
Place, holding the lire in check, until
the big freestone building of Williams
Ss Co., on Chauncey street and Ron
Place caught, lire, when the firemen
surrounded Roe Place to save, if possible, the large granito block ou the
west aide of Chauncoy street. Jn spite
of all their efforts, however, tho flames
spread across the street and tho build
inns on that aide were siiiiu ablaze. At
1:15 it looked as if the fir.* would burn
clear through to Washington Btreet on
one aide tn Sunnier, and nobody knew
how fn-. ru Kiiiganiii Btreet, as tiie
efforts of tin1, iiretnon i., control the
llauies weie In,,Id, and tho large
streams of wator thrown l*y the eiiguio*
turned intoviipdr before reaohiug llm
roofs. Juat about this tinie, while, a
number oF fireman weie :■-' work i-'
Chauuoey sn-out, the entire glass irniit,
of No. 72 Ohnuncey sti-eif, ucoupied
hy Wright Bivs.1, skins and wonls, mis
blown uut, probably by fm h.t air
generated hy the lire in the rear The
firemen were blown in all directions.
OTTAWA NOTES.
Ottawa, Nov, 28.—M. Antoine
Zdziarski, a civil engineer of St. Petersburg, Riisna, who is now inspecting the Canadian Paciiic Railway wiih
a view to getting snme pointers in vail-
way construciinii, says that the Russian government has determined to
push at once tho construction nf a railway across Siberia. The Russian department of railways, of which lm is
one of the engineers, sent hiin to Canada to examine carefully the construction and management i*f our
triins-oontiiiontnl roud m order to benefit by our expenenoe. VludtvoBtoek
would hn the Pa'-ilie terminus, a distanco *-E about -J,000 milea from J-Jia-
toust, or about 0,000 miles from St
Petersburg. From Vladiuvostnclt a
hue of steamers would run to Yokohama and connect, with tho Canadian
Pacific Railwaysteaniers. Among other
things, be says lhat onr railways are
more comfortable and run Faster than
those nf his own country, but express
ed his surprise ut the presenco of
wooden bridges and trestles on many
of the roads in America. While iu
Montreal he called upon President
Van Home and Chief Engineer Peter
son of the Canadian Paciiic Railway,
from whom he roceived much valuable
information.
DISCOURAGING   P0RBI0N   IMMIGRATION.
London, Nov. 28.—The bill now bofore the French chamber of deputies
regulating taxation contains a clause
wh'clt haB aroused a great w:i .to of
popular excitement, though it, has
more partisans than opponents fioiu Us
obvious cliaracter as au anti-German
measure and iinii-Itiiliaii as we... This
clause proposes the imposition of a pull
und military tax upon overy foreigner
residing in France, and as though this
wero not enough tn render France nn
undesirable residence for foreigners, it
goes to tho length ol minimising the
opportunities tor obtaining employment by imposing a tax upon every
employer for each foreign employee in
his service residing in France. Though
many French employers have already
refused to hire foreign labor, there are
still a great many others who for one
reason or another prefer thein to
Frenciimon, uud these together with
tho foreign element whose exclusion is
sought constuuto the opposition to tho
measure.
FATAL OIL EXPLOSION.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 28.—A terrific explosion occurred last niglit in
the Konstanlice petroleum pits at Bo-
chun; fourteen wnrkmon were instiint-
ly killed and fuur others seriously injured: The bodies of the dead ure
horribly mangled. The explosion was
caused by lights coining into contact
with the gas from the pits.
"JACK THE KIl'l'KR" CATCHES IT.
London, Nnv. 28.—A man supposed
to bo "Jack IhoRii'poi" was set upon
by,i crowd "f wnlneit in the pourer
quarter of Madrid this morning while
he was in custody of the oflicers who
were removing hiin from the jail to
the court room, where he was to be
arraigned on u oharge of having recently committed a murder under circumstances reaoinblinii those of tho White-
*n*Lid i,. The crowd
numbers I 11 it resulted
in.        - m 5U0, mostly w .nun,  and n
 i . ..uligh the utmost exertion.
of Ihe governor of Madrid and u strong
force of gendarmes who wore summoned thut the prisoner's lifo was
saved. As it was, ho was so severely
beaten that the services of a physician
wero necossary to resioro him tn a condition rendering the legal proceodings
in his case possible.
A NOBI.E  ANSWER.
London. Nov. 27.—Gladstone, on
being informed that the Unionists
would put up a candidate ngninst him
in Midlothian, at the election for parliament, replied, "Opponont or not, I
have the utmost confidence in the electors."
A HINDOO  CUSTOM.
Bombay, Nov. 27.---A man belonging t" tho Bombay Luieers ran amuck
in tli" camp of the regiment yesterday,
and killed Coinmaiidiiiit Hoylund and
two othor ollicers of tlio corp3.
CHINESE  RESTRICTION
Will _.ot ho Modified by theDomin*
ion Government Unless B. C.
Demands It.
Fearful Sufferings  of Labrador
Fishermen. An American Minister on Opium Smuggling.
Terrible Nitro-CHycerine Explosion
Fatal Poisoning in Hospital.
Mrs. Southworth's Trial.
A SENSIBLE CONCLUSION.
Ottawa, Nov. 30.—-Tho Dominion
minister of euBtoins status that it is not
the intention of the government
to modify he act restricting
Chinese immigration at this
session cf parliament, unless tho people
of British Columbia demand it. Ho
holds to thu opinion that for a long
time to come the province will be
largely dependent upon Chinese labia*
fnr tlie devclopeineiit of its resources.
At present, h« says, British Columbia
is losing a lurge proportion of its
Chinese population, who ure pouring
into the. U. S.   through   Washington.
t'NCLI!   SAM'S LOSS,
Ottawa, Nov. 30.—An officer of
the Canadian eus'oms who has returned
from the Pacific coast, stated that it is
estimated the United Statos is losing
at the rati: of nenrly mie million dollars
V early of revenue which should be col-
iectccl from prop-tred opium manufactured iu British Columbin, and suing
gled into tin.- United States
SO  PLACE  roil   ..WHITE MAN.
Ottawa, Nov. -30.—Heartrending
stories of the destitution and suffering
amon*i tlie fishermen,in Labrador are
pouring in. Hear Point Esquimaux
enure funiilie, ure ou the verste of
stnl'vation und are subsisting on tiiu
llesh of diigit. At a number of fishing
stations, anticipating *i scarcity of fond,
lln-. fishermen saved the refuse from
lhe lish which they salted, and this
will have I" lie eaten to keep them
alive. The fishermen w-ere left without the means lu liny f^od.
LOSSES  BY FIRE.
Albany, N. Y.,Nov. 30.—The Delaware gasoline works, .Jacob Leonard Ss,
Son's paper iiiaiiufiictoiy. a five story
building, niidD. Case, undertaker supplies, was burned illis morning. Loss
§75,000.
SHIPPING NOTES.
San Franoisco, Nov. 30.—Arrived:
Str. Columbia, Portland. Sailed:
Ships Oriental, Tacoma; Ericsson,
Poit Bhikely; bark Sagamore, Port
Gamble: -burkentine Turd O'Shuiiter,
Culumhia river, Queonstown. Arrived,
steamship Umbria, from New York
Nov 23.
CARL SCHURZ SERIOUSLY ILL.
New York. Nov. 30.—Carl Schwa,
secretary of lhe interior under President Hayes, is lying seriously ill here
with pleurisy.
WANT TO HITCH WITH UNCLP. SAM.
San Fhancisco, Nov. 30. —Paul
Neumann, inemher of the privy council
of Hawaii and ex-attorney-general of
the kingdom, who arrived on the
stenmer Australia yesterday, says that
a great many of the natives want annexation to the United States, and it
is only thoir innate loyalty to the king
thut represses the feeling.
PULLING STRAWS Foil PRESIDENT.
Washinoton, D. C, Nov. 30.—Delegates frum Central America to the international American conference are
receiving interesting and important
advices from thoir home governments
concerning the success of the government to unite the five republics under
the plan of the union which has been
adopted. The presidents of the five
republics nre to meet at some convenient point un ur before September 1st
next, and there cast lots to determine
which shall exercise authority over the
fivo republics. The one who is seleot
od shall occupy the chair of chief for
one year, to be succeeded in turn by
ihe presidents of the other republics,
also chosen by lot.
CONSOLIDATED EXPRESS.
Duluth, Minn., Nov. 30.—The
Dominion Express Co., and the Man-
itoini Express Co., are about te consolidate under the name of the Northern
Express Company, tn handle the express traffic of the Northwest with the
transcontinental lines,
HEAVY PENALTIES.
Washington, D. C, Nov. 30.—Mr.
Scott, uf the Union Iron Works, Sun
Francisco, has finally reaohed an agreement with the navy department in regard to the penalties to be imposed for
luck of horso-power und delay in completing the new cruiser Charleston.
The penalty for luck of horsepower is
$33,384, und fur delay in finishing her
$35,000. The amount of the original
contract was 81,017,500.
SEEKING   PROMOTION,
Washington, Nov. 30.—Hon. A. J.
Holmes, of Iowa, a momberof the last
houso,  has been nominated  for ser-
geaut-at-urins
BOOMING Till! FUND.
New York, Nov. 30,—At noou to-
dov the subscriptions to the world's
fair fund amounted to 84,983,813.
a race for wealth.
Boston, Mass., Nov. 30.-The race
between tho cutters of the warships
Chicago, Boston, Yorktown, and Atlanta to-day, for a cup filled with
silver dollars, given by tho Dorchester
yacht club, was won by the men from
tho Chicago.
A TERRIBLE EXPLOSION.
OilCity, Ph.. Nov. 30.-At2,10o'clock
this nfternoon tho Harpor nitro gly-
corino works located at Deep Hollow,
three miles frotn this city, exploded
with terriblo force. Thero was known
known to huvo beon a largo quantity
of explosives at, tho works, but particulars on tho extent of the disaster aro
not fully known, beyond the report
that 4 men woro killed aud sovoral
seriously injured. The shock of the
explosion was plainly felt in this city,
slight damage being done to dwellings
and houses on the south side of the
river.
A FATAL ERROR.
San Francisco, Nov. 30.—Poison
instead of medicine was given to a
numbor of inmates of the Belem hospital, Thursday night; four persons
have died and several are not expected
to recover. The nurse and two students who were in charge of the ward
have been arrested.
RESUMED HIS   ARGUMENT.
Chicago, 111., Nov. 30.—States
attorney Longeneckcr resumed his argument in the Cronin trial this
morning, paying particular attention to the proceedings of the meeting
of the Clan-nagael un Feb. 22ud.
Mrs. southworth's trial.
New York, Nuv. 30.—As a result
of the conferences between lawyers
Howe arid Colfellows this morning it
was agreed to set the trial of Mrs.
Hannah B. Seuthwurth the inurdress
of Major Stephen L. Pettens, for Monday, Die. 16.
DIAZ IS ILL,
City of Mexico, Nov. 30.—President Dum is ill. He is absent from
oflice.
A  SENSIBLE GOVERNMENT.
London, Nov. 30—The Belgian
government will submit to the chambers a bill ciiprotept children against
worthless pareii'**, in odub.to them
when uhiindoui'd and depraved und to
increase tin* punishment fur d'emural*
izing tli"iii, which haa been a prolific
cause of crime mid prpstitutioiii Tho
recent soanduls in this city have given
rise to this legislation.
BEGINS TO GET INTERESTING.
London, Nov. 30.—Dispatches from
Constantinople report, that the trial of
Moussa Bey for outrages perpetrated on
Christiana in Armenia, is assuming widespread political importance, lie bus
the sympathy of the population and
evidently the favor of the court. This,
with the secret support of the government, will, in all probability, secure his
acquittal. The foreign powers will then
have something to say wliich the Porto
will have to answer.
ALL WELL.
London, Nov. 30.—The Portuguese
steamer Alagoas, with tho ex-Emperor
Dom Pedro and party aboard, irrived
ut St. Vincent tu-day", ull well
London, Nuv. 30.—Upon the ai-"i-
val of ihe Alagoas ut the Island of St.
Vincent, an attempt wus mnde to interview Dom Pedro concerning the
events that led' to his deposition mid
exile. He declined, however, to enter
into any discussisn ou the revolution,
but stated that he had been treated
with the utmost kindness thi-uiii_hi*ut.
The Aluguas will proceed for Lisbon
tomorrow. When she iirrlved at St.
Vincent Bhe was flyiiig the new flag otthe United States of Brazil. The Hug
remained Uying Until tho Brazilian
Btute consul boarded her and informed the captain that the provisional government had given
instructions that the old -flag was
to he hoisted at St. Vincent and
Lisbon. The ollicers of the steamer not
having direct orders from Rio de Janeiro,
declined to mako tlie change. They,
however, sent a cable dispatch to llio de
Janeiro, asking orders relative to the
flag, pending the arrival of which the
Alagoas flies ne flag at all. The Alagoas Was convoyed four and a half days
from Eto do Janeiro by a Brazilian man-
of-war ship much slower than the Aluguas, and tho latter's passage will consequently be much longer than it would
otherwiso have been. Fair weather was
experienced all the way from Rio de
Janeiro to St. Viucont.
DOM PEDRO IN PORTUGAL.
Lisbon, Nov. 30.—A despatch from
St. Vincent announced tho arrival
there uf the stoamer Alagoas with the
emperor and empress of Brazil on
board. The steamer will prueeed to
Tagui, and their majesties will disembark at this eity where their palace has
been prepared for them.
ANOTHER GERMAN EXPEDITION.
Berlin, Nov. 30.—lt iB rumored
that Major Wiseman's next work in
Africa will be an expedition to arrange
matters in Usambara.
A REALISTIC PERFORMANCE.
Lynn, Mass., Nov. 29.- Wm. F.
Sartelle of Worcester, a performer in
a dime museum here, was shot dead
last night. He wns performing a trick
with a rifle in which he apparently
loads the weapon with leaden bullets,
then requests some ono to shoot at
him, appearing to catch the bullets in
his mouth; on this occasion he failed.
He hnd substituted a pustboard bullet and William Flanagan who fired
tho rifle Bhot Sartelle dead.
Vancouver City Foundry I Mail. Hf orb..,
Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Iron and Brass Founders
HAVING GREATLY INCREASED THEIR PREMI8ES AND MACHIH-
ery, are in a position to undertake the construction and repairs of ElIai-iBC
and Stationary Engines and Boilers, Hilling, mining and tami t-17
Machinery, as well as Castings and ForgingS of every description.
Estimates given; all work guaranteed.
F. BAKER, A. McKELVIE,
Secretary. dwjll 7tc Mechanical Manager
GRANT & MACLURE.
Boots, Shoes, Slippers,
ORDERS BY MAIL PROMPTLY FILLED,
dwto
CARRIAGES, PHAETONS, HANDY MARKET & CHURCH WAGONS
F. G. STRICKLAND & CO.
seSdw Webster's Building, Westminster, B. C.
GENERAL & SHELF HARDWARE,
Including Tools of all kinds of the best makes; Cross-CUt & Hand-Sail
t.ill'llc.t Wire for Fencing, and all the necessary litciislls for Fitrinir
I'nlley Blocks, Snatch Blocks, Bone & Chain in all sizes; pit
'Far & Oakum; Tarred and Plain Paper fcr Building; Paints & C
in all colors; Liquid Paints in all shades; Floor Paints ready to use; Gr
.Stones; Wall Paper in all designs; Brooms & Brushes for all purpi
Lubricating Oils; Traps of all descriptions, and a general assortment of
Agricultural Implements,
Ht Special attention given te orders by mail.
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dwjly3to Columbia Street, New Westminsth.
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 JkVC-
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Tho Waterproof "K"; tho Country "K"; the City "Iv"; also Ladies' Buttoned Md
Laced, and BoyB' and Youths' "K" Boots.
Write to-day lorn pair.  Goods expressed C. O. D.
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MI'lllll'.R ON TIIE lllllll SEAS.
New Youk, Nov. 20.—On the arrival of the sailing ship Southern Cress.
to-day the captain and mate were arrested by U. S. Marshal Parcel!. They
are charged with the murder of a
Chinaman on the last voyage of tho
ship Southorn Cross from China.
BOSTON IS CIIEEllFUL,
New Yobk, Nov. 29.—Henry Clews
Ss Cu. received the following special
thiB morning: "Fire reports wero
largely exaggerated, the losses falling
on our strongest men. The bulk of
the insurance iB mostly placed in foreign insuranco companies. Boston ia
cheerful this morning. Tho privato
despatches received on Wall Btreet say
tho latest of the loss by y est onlay's liro
is from 83,000,000 to 84,000,000, of
which only half a million is uninsured.
Another despatch Bays, "tho effect) of
the firo will bo forgotten a fow weoks
henco." Dow, .lonos & Co.'s agency
says 0110 of tho comforts from tho Boston and Lynn fires is that the state insuranco companies are likely to offer
bonds freely to tho govornmont.
two moiie MisaiNQ.
Boston, Nov. 21),—Two moro lire-
men, Michael Murium, driver, and
.John Knooks, pipoman, of Hobo No.
1, aro reported missing this morning,
and it is believed that thoy are in the
ruins of Brown Ss Burroll's building.
MAJOR * PEARSON,
REAL E8TATE BROKERS,
Financial and Insurance igenk
Property for Sale in all parts of tlie City and Suburbs. We also have listed seine
of tho finost farming land 111 the Province. MONEY TO LOAN. HOUSES TO
RENT. Agents for tho Confederation Lifo Association of Toronto, the London
Guarantee and Accident Co., Limited. General Agents for British Columbia for
tho Ainorican Steam Boiler Insurance Co. of Now York, the Royal and Atlas Fire
Assurance Companies of England, Union Fire and Marine Insurance Co. of San.
Franoisco, South British Firo and Marino Insuranco Co. of New Zealand.
 OFFICE8	
NEW WESTMINSTER-Columbia Street, Bank of B. C. Blook,
VANCOUVER—Hastings Street, opposite the Post'.Offibe.
dwsolOtc
COMMERCIAL PRINTING
The Columbian Piunting Establishment has first-clnss facilities for
all kinds of Commercial Printing. Bill Heads. Letter Heads, Circulars,
Cards, Envelopes, Blank Forms of every description, Posters, Dodgers,
Price Lists, ib). Prices will bo found as low as at any other offic" whero
first-class -work is done. VOLUME 34.
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, ]_. C, DECEMBER 4, 188..
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NO. 49.
WtEKUY BRITISH COLUMBIAN
Wtilueutny Horning, lice. 4. 1880.
HOME  AGAIN.
r. V. Strickland Knjoys a Fine Trip to
tile Em*!.—Westminster Enterprise
felt In outline.
After a fivo-woeks business and pleasure trip to Toronto and the coast, Mr.
F. C. Strickland returned homo lust
Wednesday.
Whilo in Peterborough Mr. Strick-
, land visited the establishment of Win.
Hamilton Ss Co., whero the machinery,
engines and boilers for the Ross-Mc-
tureii Mill Co., are being constructed.
The engines will bo shipped next week.
'There are three of them and they aro
'being put together ut tho saiiiu time
ao as to be shipped in one consignment. They are 200 horse power
and with one exception, the largest
in the province. The Royal City
Planing Mills are having one built
of the same power. 'fhe hollers
and must of ihe motive power of the
machinery will bo finished next week.
The s*w mill maohinery will be shipped in February.    Needless   to say,
■' the outtit will be the most complete on
the conlinent uud every description of
wood working machinery is included
ill the order. Mr. Strickland took a
run down to Niagara Fulls with Mr.
.Beecher of the R. C. P. M. Co. and
spent a pleasant time there. The
'Biiyul City Mills aro adding mere power
to tlieir establishment and some fine
orders for machinery have been placed
with eastern firms through the agents
here, Messrs. Strickland it Co. This
tfriu has consigiiiiionts coming from
tho enst destined for points ranging
from Alaska to Mud B iy.
Whilo iu Toronto Sir. Strickland
witnessed uo interesting exhibition of
the   powers   of   the   Preston   Aei-inl
'Truck; tho one which performed on
this occasion is fur the Victoria lire department, uiul is now on the way io
die coast.   The ladders ure run out un
, tho telescopic principle, und ure shot
up ti tho roof "f ihe tallest building in
an astonishingly short space of tune.
The trial tool; plnco in front uf the
Toronto Bank, seventy-five foet in
height; thu truck was brought ulotig,
the ladders slut up tu the very edge
of the roof, and in un incredibly short
timo a mnn was right at the top of the
ladder. Then the ladder was swuua;
round on the pivot mid the man wns
gBntly lowered to tho ground and the
laddors run in.   The truck est 1.5,0110,
' aad will no doubt bc much appreciated
by the Victorians. It waa mado by
the Toronto Rubber Co.
Tho Royal City Mills' agents in Montreal have lately gut out something
that will do incalculable good to t liis
district and tho province generally. It
is in the form of a neot littlo folder of
.»rd board,   tho   reading   matter  on
...which is headed, '-British Columbia
toothpicks." The folder stat.'s that
the Royal City Planing Mills are pre-
"pared to furnish timber of nil dimensions, from 2x3 feet to 150 feet in
length and two feet square.   Lumber -
1 men around tho big eastern cities express their astonishment at those figures, and say they can't produce any
"toothpicks" of thut siylo from their
woods. The buililms urn extremely
nle.i3ed to liear of tall timber at sucii
reasonable rates,  viz.:  lind down in
■ Toronto nt a cheaper rate than Ontario
timber can be had fur. There can be
no doubt that Urge orders  will   be
hfoooked in the mills here fur large
building timber. Everybody who
got ono of thoso cards was
-blighted with it and kept it as u curiosity. They caused quite a ripple of
excitement in eastern lumber circles
•Mr. Strickland's description of the
region north of Lake Superior is not
very Haltering to thnt placo. A fi ot of
auow was on the ground as he enmo
through', uud a mure forsaken, barren
wilderness he never looked upon.
There is a good deal of timber in the
gullies and it ia said that there are
great mineral deposits. On the plains
about two feet of snow was lying, and
it was lilt-i coming back to summer
again to get into Britisli  Columbia,
GATHKMNU OF THE CLANS.
■raw  CliicU  l-'rae Hie Eaiuil o*
Mak' Merry Last Riciii.
(all,,
' Tlit -Air  was  full of heather, blue
bells, thistles, hnggis, and "liolScotch".
Friday night, and   several    of   the
above-named ingredients were   kindly
taken in nut uf the cul.l and provided
"With n night's lodging; in somo cases
-.producing a  s iinhaiity  of  condition
between   thot,.;   kindly-disposed  personages uud tho quality above ascribed
* to'tho atmosphere.   It was a fine, re
Tprcsenta'-i'-o gathering lhat sat down
to   discu-s   a   superb    dinner    in
-the  Queeu'o hotel in honor of Soot-
land's fiitrod mint.   Two long tables
along each *, Jo of tho room, and tilled
in nl the tup end, were loaded with  n
bewilderim: store of glass, silverwurc
and cu'loiv ihat dashed again   in   the
light; flower*, fruit and other  chaste
.ornaments  completed  the beauty of
fthe display.    At ttio need of the table
. sat 1'lr. ST. Mackintosh,   secretary-
, fcreasui'ir "i the sooiety and   chairman
of the evening.    At  each   end uf tho
■ dual hoard ptjirided as vice chairmen,
•on the light Hide,- Mr, John Buie; on
.tho left, Mr .Juines Punch, reeve of
'Surrey,   Ou ihe right uf tin* chairman
sat   Senator   Mclnnes,   and   Thomas
Cunningham,   M.P.P.;  on  the  left,
Mayor W. J I. Towns ml,   Mr.   I.  B.
Fisher, uf the Bank ul British Colum-
bia, null Mr. io D, Brymner, of tho
Bttnk nf Montreal, and the Bev.  Mr.
Rosb of Chilliwack.    About sixty nther
gentlemen surrounded the tables. The
menu was a thing of beauty and a joy
the whole culling; its items were dis
oussed witli pleasure, from i,!io Scutch
broth lo the black coffee.   Loiters  of
: regret were read from J. S. Clutu, W.
H. Ladner, M.P.P., Hon. John llob-
son, Mr. Justice McCreight and E. S.
Sooullar.   Shor lyaflo* tliccuuiinonce
in.nt Oi operations the chairman ruau
a telegram from the Calgary Caledonian
"boiety running, "While prooin' haggis
we dinna forget, ye." A reply was
sent. The assembly drank tho toast of
Calgary with honors.
The toast of "The Queen" was drunk
with the UBual enthusiasm.
Tho other toBsts were, "The Princo
of Wales and tho Royal Family;" "The
Governor General and Lieutenant-
Governor of the Province;" "The Dominion. Provincial and Municipal Governments," the latter responded to by
Senator Mclnnes, T. Cunningham,
M.P.P., and Mayor Townsend.
Senator Mclnnes waa greeted with
applause when he rose to speak; he
diluted upon tho deeds that Scotchmen
havo done throughout the world and
said it was a notorious fact that noarly
all tho great things in the world wero
managed by Scotchmen. He hoped
some day to see Mr. Gludstono ngain
directing the affairs of tho ompiro (applause). He aaid that whilo iu Ottawa
working hard for Brtiish Columbia ho
had mado enemies on account of his
devotion to lho line of duty that ho
considered the right one; und the ouo
he intended to follow in spite of all
opposition. The senator aaid it was a
good thing io bo a Scotchman nnd
have ull the enthusiastic fueling, toward the eld lnnd, but they oughfalso
to be proud of Canada, and especially
of British Columbia. In finishing,
Senator Mclnnes Baid that ho did not
think the electors of New Wostminstcr
would ever regret sending Jlim to Ottawa. Out of the applause, which
greeted the close of the Bpeech, a
stentorian voice, emerged, saying,
hot Scotch;" tho effect was electrical,
the applause wns instantly changed to
uncontrollable roars of lalighter, the
thing came in so pat.
Mr. T. Cunningham, M.P.P., said
ho could not claim to bo a Scotchman
although his ancestors wore sturdy
Scutch people back in 178o, and curi-
!y enough they were engaged in
stock raising (laughter). It seemed to
be bred iu the bone. Hn said that the
Scotch blood iu Ins veins was perhaps
m important factor in gaining for him
the last election.
Mayor Townsond snid hi* would not
mnko ii speech hut wuuld sing a sung.
Thia he did iu "Landlord, fill the
llowing howl," in fine style.
Sergeant McMurphy, Capt. Peele,
Lieut. Mowat, Mr. Bonson and Mnyor
Townsend responded in fitting terms
io the toast of "The army, navy and
volunteers."
His worship the mayor had the honor of serving under Charley Napier,
Englund'a second Nelson, and was
present at the bombardment of Sveu
borg ill tho Baltic, in 1854.
Sergeant McMurphy related some
interesting reminiscences of tho days
before tho Redan, tho Mnlnkoff Tower
und the Mainelon during lhe Crimean
war in a very stirring manner,
Rev. Mr. Ros3, of Chilliwack, responded at some length to the toast of
tho "Learned Professions," and was
followed by Mr. H. M. Stramberg,
who ably upheld the claims of tho educational department.
Mr. Robertson sang a Scotch song
with great effect.
-'The laud we left und thu hind wo
live in," was responded to by Senator
Mclnnes and several otlier gentlemen.
"The commercial, mining, fishing,
iniinufac'.uriiig and agricultural interests of our oountry," found ulile responses in Missrs. Munn, .1 Hendry,
Thomas Cunningham, M. P. P., and
in hers.
"The Press," wns answered by Ool.
D. McGregor and Fox, Truth; Bourno,
Vancouver Arfitt'.i*^IiJi'erfis<r; Shophord,
Vancouver World, uud Graham, BlilT-
ish Columiiian.
"The Ladies" nlso had several to reply for thein.
Senator Mclnnes asked the company
to fill their glasses und drink to the
health of onu who through illness waB
unable to bs witli them lhat evening.
He need only mention the name of
Donald Chisholni to thom; he was the
toast, und he would ask them to drink
it heartily. This was dono wilh grout
alacrity and cries of, "Here's to old
Doc."
Excellent songs weio sung throughout the evening by Messra. Robertson,
Levi, MoPheu, Fisher, Scott, Town-
send, Benson, Hiirvey, Uiquhart, and
others,
The rendition of "Auld Ling Syne'
was given with Highland honors, one
font iu the chair and the other on the
table. Following this camo "God
Savo tho Queen." in u stirring maimer,
after which the cuuipuny dispersed for
home.
-.iiii,   ■Uli..i.ii..i.    a.ni.
Tho Ottawa Free Press says of the
British Columbia canners now in that
city, chat they want the earth.
Judgment of the court of appeal
in the Jesuit-ilfoiJ libel cuso waa rendered Thursday afternoon, the appeal
of the Mail being dismissed.
Wednesday night at Trenton, Ont,
the house of Rov. Mr. Norman, an
aged Methodist minister, waB burned.
He liad a vory narrow escape, and his
wife broke an arm.
Two infants have died here, suys a
lato Quoboc despatch, from the effects
of poisonous soothing syrup, and several cases of severe sickness from the
same cause are reported.
A demand ot assignment wus served
upon Prevost, Prevost & Co., wholesale hardware merchants, Montreal, ut
tho instance of the Banqtie de Peuple.
The liabilities ure 875,000.
Premier Mercier bus telegraphed to
Hon. Mr. Chapleau asking for authority to publish tho hitter's letter of
April Ilth, concerning the settlement
of the ,J osiiits estates In conversation
tho other day, Hon. Mr. Chapleau suid
the letter wns n private one, and ns ho
didn't know what it. might contain he
would not give permission for its publication.
At St. John, N. P.., Currie McClus-
ky, a Salvation nrmy girl, pleaded
guilty to a theft. Thursday, and was
sent to prison fur three months. Loiters on hor persuu reveal a very irreligious stato of affairs existing between
this girl and Ca't Evans and Cadet
White, now summed in Annapolis.
Others also nre said io bu implicated
iu dishonest transactions.
A trip is 11 lie taken to Vancouver
in July next, saya a Winnipeg despatch, by ihe Toronto unit Montreal
lacrosse clubs, to play exhibition games
during the big demonstration there on
July 1st. Tho O. P. R. On. is arranging an excursion to ihe Puoilic elope,
and tlio nbove cluli3 nre endeavoring
tu secure suitable rates fnr the trip.
The clubs are alsn talking of u tour to
Australia.
Attorney-General Martin purposes
calling a oonfereuce of the leading
men of tho Northwest Territories to
confer with tho lenders of the govern
ment in Manitoba lo discuss tbo question of union betwoen Manitoba and
tho Northwest Territories; that is,
having all the country betweon the
eastern boundary of Manitoba and the
Rucky mountains consolidated into
ono province.
A shortage of many thousands of
dollars hus been discovered in tho provincial crown lands office at Charlot-
tetown, P. E. I. The Chnrlottetowti
Patriot suys: Hon. Donald Ferguson,
land commissioner, is charged with
doing away with the daily cash book,
so that weeks went by without a balanco being struck, while the only record of the daily proceedings in existence is the receipt book stubs.
The following resolutions, agreed to
by those interested, explains tho cun
ditioii of the Laval University troubles:
"It. is unanimously resolved that tho
professors uf the school of medicine
mid surgery of Montreal, and those of
the faculty of medicine of Laval, who
signed the union act, engage to take
the Popo us arbitrator of the dillicul-
ties tliat have up tu now prevented tho
definite union of these two schools,
to abido by his decision."
The Catholics of Toronto gave Archbishop Walsh a erest reception to
Toronto on Wednesday. A concourse
of people assembled at St. Michael's
Cathedral to witness the imposing
ceremony of welcoming the archbishop
to his diocese uud the city of Toronto.
There was a banquet in the puluce in
the evening. Then' wns considerable
stono throwing ns the procossion reached'tho cuthi'dral. Ouo stono penetrated tho carriage in whicn tho arch
bishop sat and struck him on the arm,
inflicting a severs brnire. The Empire
editorially expressed vory strong con
tempt of the hoodlums who throw
stones ut Ihe archbishop's carriago during the reception.
POWPER
Absolutely Pure.
This puwcU.r novBi* vnrles, A marvel of
purity,HtreuKth aud*.v ._olo-.ouien--.Ki*;. More
o_.ouomU-.-i.I thai) the oi'dtuarj Itmdfi.a-J-J
cannot lie sold In compeltton with the
multitude of low test, abort weight alum
or phosphate powiU'iH. t-.o.d only .ri cann.
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Wlititt'iiiil mill Hie I'. A S.
The Fairhavon Company has mad
an official proposition in answer to the
application of the board of trade, and
offers to run the Fairhaven & Southern
along the water front in Bellingham and
Sehome, crossing 13th street at grade
near its intersection with Holly, at tin*
end of the bridgo, thence along th*.*
bluff through central Whatcom to tlie
old Reveille building, through blook 20,
thence to the cornor of D and 18th
btreets, nnd from there north, provided
the citizens will procure for thnu a
right of wuy, and join with them iu
building u draw bridge on lUth street,
the company to furnish a watchman.
The board nro about to consult with
Captain Eldridgu as to a right of wuy
through Bellingham, but the prospcut
is not vory encouraging for tho scouring of the entire routo. Inasmuch as
the proposed line would cut tho eity
up badly, and the entire wnter front is
open, it is to be hoped that some at'-
l'ungetuciitB can bo mudo whereby the
road will puss through the city on the
tale flats. —Reveille,
 -_._■__-■  .-•-
Ohns Boden, of Chns. Boden & Co.,
Montreal, produce exporters, bus been
arrested ut tlio Instance of the Merchant's bank, charged with appropriating two thousand dollars of tho
hunk's money io his own uso. Bail
was nccepted.
FROM VICTORIA.
Special to The Colum man.
Viotoria, Nov. 29.—A special tues-
SL'iiyer has just reached tl\is city with
tlie news that the uteamship Idaho is
unhurt, near Race Hooks, Sho was
bound from Povtlaiid for thia city and
run on the rocks during a thick fog,
She i:. milking water very fust ami tho
cargo lu being jett.flpned to lighten her.
The tide ii falliiiif and the chances arc
ai.mI1 for ever getting hur afloat again.
It is believed she is ashore near tho
Bpot whero the Barnard Castle was
wrecked two years ngo. The coast ia
a bad I'll'.-, AsaisNucu hiw been .tent
from here; nil hands aboard are safe.
Children Cryfor
AT  THE   LOWEST   PRICES.
LUNDBOHM'S BLOCK,
i'ntumliln Hlri'i'l, New HesimliiBter
noldwly
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Ranges!
DON'T FORGET THE ABDRESB:
to _. fa ill*, hi 7_mt...
m _
■i O IS.    -X? O '
SAMUEL SV.ELLARD.  -  GHILiJWHfiCK,
Whom wc have appointed our sole agent for our celebrated
Stoves in that district. Mr. Mellard will supply our Stoves at
New Westminster prices. dwnoiyl
•Uraiillii Quarry.
A granite quarry situated on Saanich
Inlet near Sayward's mill is being
opened up by tho owner,* Mr. J. E,
Phillip:*, of View street. Mr. Phillips
bus about five acres of land which is rich
ingi'iiiiitti, nndliusn force of a do/.eiinien
ul. work al: present. A wharf nearly
fifty feet long has beeu built out intu
deep water for shipping purposes, and
tho only way to get the stono iuto the
city is by barges or tugs. Tho granito
is ef a superior quality, some pieces
being thirly Spot in length. The cost
of transporting it to the oity will come
to §1,00 per ton, which is a largo item
of expense. Mr. Phillips is alone in
the enterprise, and wants ull tho profits
orlosB biniBflf. Hois reticent about
the mutter but sanguine of a good thing,
which it, undoubtedly is, He will
leavo in the morning for the scuno of
operations, goiiig by wuy of lho E. A
N. railway, a short distance beyond
Goldstreain, and then footing it a dia-
tniice of four miles.— Wednesday's
Times,
Pitcher's Castoria.
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A Pleasing- Sense of Health
and Strength Renewed, and
of Ease and Comfort
Follows tho aso of Syrup of Trigs, nu it
ants gently Ou tlio
KiDNhiYs, Liver W> Bowels
Effeotually Cleansing thb System "When
Costivo or Bilious, Dispelling
Colds, Headaches and Fevers
and ponntinotitly curing
HABITTXAL 0OKSTIPAXIOK
without ■wonltoning or irritating tlio organs on which Jt acts,
Irin* salo 111 {So bottles liy nil Leading
l>ru',**;lst*i.
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OAUFOBNlAPiaSIEIIPOO
. Rah Fhancisco. Cal..
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mm i-VEi.!. seiiY %m must be trie
The steady rush of purchasers at ROUSSEAU'S Boot anc! Shoe
Store shows that our straight-forward way of doing
business   has   given   the people
Wc offer no unreasonable inducements; our object in advertising
is to give a truthful description of our resources. We have tho
largest stock of Hoots and Shoes ever exhibited in the Province.
Call and sec it before purchasing elsewhere.
Ladies' Kid Button Boots. §2.00 i Men's Laco Boots .1.50
Misses      do do       1.75 Boys'      do         1.25
Children's do do      1.60 Youths' do         1.00
Infant's    do do     501 Wigwam Slippers  1.00
These goods arc all made in the latest styles and manufactured
from the best home and imported goods. All marked in plain
figures.   Strictly one price at
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dwlc
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Crocltei-y, Glassware, Ae.
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Great Variety of Household Artioles.   Also,
CHAIN,  SEEDS,  POTATOES,   LIME nml   GENERAL STORES,
N. R,—Farm Produce tin..!--lit, at. market rates or Sulci on comjuiHslon.   »*?
from tbe Juierinr promptly ui icii.l.'.l to. <lw.it
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TTER!
F YOU WANT A TUB OF GOOD CRFAMERY BUTTER, go to SINCLAIR'S.   ;o tubs of the choicest just received.   Also, a lot nf nice Eastern Township, with the usual supply of Home-made, all of winch will be sold cheap,
U^ Remember the place.
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dwtc COLXJIMIJI-^.   ST3HBT.
JAMES D. RAE
[SUCCESSOR TO 1).  Mol'HADEN]
DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF FIRST-CLASS
Groceries and Provisions
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Uwly __n_»,m»«»_m...OO*_,UMEIA STilEET1""*"""""""™" VOLUME 34,
rWEKKL'-> BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTM-ft'S-Tl-R, B. C, DECEMBER 4, 1889.
NO, 49.
Weekly Bhitish Columbi/
Weiliiesiluy HnniliiK, Dee. _, Itwe.
Some one says that few men die
of age. Almost all persons dio of
'disappointment, personal, mental,
•or bodily toil, or accident. The
passions kill men sometimes even
suddenly. The common expression,
"chukud with passion," Bays an
authority, lias little exaggeration in
it, for even though not suddenly
fatal, strong passions shorten life.
Strong-bodied men often die young
—weak men live longer than tho
strong, for the strong use their
strength, and the weak havo none
to use. The latter take care of
themselves, thn foi mer do not. As
it is with the body, sn it is with the
mind and temper, Thn strong are
•apt to break, or, like tho candle,
run ; the weak burn out. Thu inferior animals, which live temperate
lives, huvo generally tlieir prescribed
term nl years. The horso lives 25
years, the ox 15 or 20, the lion
about, 20, the hog 10 or 12, the rabbit S, the guinea pig (i or 7. The
numbers all bear proportion to the
time the animal takes to grow its
.full size. But man, of nil animals,
is onn that seldom comes up to the
averago. He ought to livo a hundred years, according to the physiological law, for five limes twenty
.are one hundred; hut instead of
that, he scarcely reaches un average
of four times the growing period.
Tho reason is obvious—man is not
only the most irregular uud most intemperate, bnt the most laborious
-and hard-working of all animals.
Hi: is always tho most irritable of
all animals, and thore is reason to
believe, though we cannot tell what
an inn mal secretly fools, that, more
than any othor animal, man cherishes wrath to keep it, warm, and
consumes himself with the lire of
his own relleotions.
0.nk of the most satisfactory foa
turos of the recent, contest in this
city was the immense interest, dis-
played by tho electorate aa to the
result. Men who never beforo in
their livos had entered into public
questions displayed an enthusiasm
. almost ridiculous. Whother it lie
true, as John Bright onco said, that
- "politics and religion uro the only
things worth serious thought," is open
to doubt, but the excitement over
our city election certainly goes to
show that there is an awakened
spirit here which augurs well for
the future Of our civic and provincial politics. At least the public
have shown a thoroughness of purposo and determination that they
will interest themselves in affairs,
and this in itself is admirable. For
some timo past every other man in
the city has been a canvasser for
voters, not always judiciously in*
deed, imt with an eagerness whicli
plainly proved his soul was in the
•work.
As to whether canvassing is quite
in tho spirit of the ballot act,
opinions differ, hut one thing is
sure, that the soliciting of votes
gives rise to an uncons.ionabli
amount of lying. There is in this
world a percentage of persons who
-ennnot for tlio life of thein say "no,"
and the consequence is that when
asked to vote tor oue man thoy will
readily promise, and straightway
upon being solicited by the other
Bide give an equally emphatic response. Others thoro aro who, holding that uo man has a right to ask
another for his vote, will promise
readily, holding tho theory of "meet
cunning with cunning." They will
tell you iu a candid interval that
the candidate or his agent, when
canvassing, cunnot expect to lo told
tho truth, and that the voters are
at liberty to maintain their secrecy
by any means they chooso. The
morality of those views can certainly not bo defended, hut, as someone
said "men aro not governed by morality, but by act of parliament," and
so men salve their consciences by
arguing thnt, at any rate, if they aro
lying when thoy promiso, at lenst
they nro acting in the spirit of tho
ballot act, which, like "language,
was given men to conceal their
thoughts."
New Westminstor is immensely
ahead in consequence of tho interest
she has recently evinced in the
quo.-.tion of the hour, and it remains
to bo seen whether it is possible to
maintain this feeling. To do this it,
is, abovo all things, necessary to see
that the voters' register is kept in
order by the constant adding of new,
and the striking off of tho names of
deceased, persons, and if possible
non-residents. It is absolutely essential for the purity of future eleotion contests that no persons' name
should appear on any two lists of
voters. There is good reason to
suppose that many names are on
more than one list at the present
timo, and this state of things should
be speedily attended to. The faot.
is, that our system of registration of
, voters is defective in many respects,
nnd, for the sake of fair play and
puriiy  of elections,  the legislature j
might with advantage to *hn public
welfare look into tins urgent mat
ter. A short bill could be run
through sido by side with tbe
redistribution scheme to meet the
immediate necessities of the case,
leaving to a future parliament the
work of dealing thoroughly with the
question.
WHY
CANADIANS  OPPOSE ANNEXATION.
The following article, whioh will
be found to deal quite ably and comprehensively with tho interesting
subject whijh it discusses, appeared
iu the Toronto Week of a Into date,
over the signature of W. W. B. Me-
Julius, the younger Bon of Senator
Mclnnes, of this city. "Willie"
Molnnes, as the merry, jolly-faced
boy, was well and popularly known
a few years ago hy most of our city
readers, and it will bo a mattor of
interest and surprise to many that
a youth of eighteen should produce
such an article and gain admittance
tothe columns of ono of Canada's
most select periodicals. Following is
the article in full:
Sinco the declaration of independence the United States has attained such wealth and power, and
made such progress in art and
science as to create a host of admirers in every land. Such a class
there is iu" Oanada. With them
admiration has evolved into a desire for union.
Bewildered at the thought of the
republic's enormous wealth and
rapid progress, thoughtless of the
thorns while tlie roso enchants them,
heedless of the reef whilo the surfaco
entices them, they long for annexation. Rut there are many in Canada to whom tho proposal that the
Dominion shonld join tho union presents no uninviting side. They seo
the rose und admire it, but they
fear that mnking it their own implies many a prick from the thorns.
The grounds for this apprehension
uro -,—
1. If annexation took placo Canadians would bu subject to all the
dangers that threaten the republic.
In tlie southern statos there are
millions of negroes. They are multiplying with amazing rapidity.
Their intelligence is below the average. Tho govornment of many
states is falling into their power,
The spirit of the Ku-Klux fanatics
still hovers in thu lonely places of
the south and inspires tho rash of
both races to bloody fray. In what
relations will they live together
How will tho long accumulated dislike for the Ethiopian bo destroyed
and the mutual racial distrust and
hate be overcome ? These are questions to which ever increasing sly
assassinations and sanguinary struggles add a peculiar interest and demand an immediate consideration.
Beforo a distant date the negro question must break with all its long repressed fury upon the American ship
of state. Against a rifting forco,
transcending that of former storms,
all tho cables of common interest
and bonds of national unity must be
taut. Through these troublous
times will the ship sail steadily on,
or will the morrow break upon a
surge-swashed hull upon the shore,
or a twain-rout Jiark upon the sea 1
That this great problem threatens
both peace aud prosperity cannot be
denied. Canadians may well look
with apprehension upon proposals
that would involve them iu such unprovoked danger, costing them separation from their traditional institutions, possibly their sons nnd safo
ty. Tho probability of civil dissension and the lack of a national spirit
in Canada sooni to havo very littlo
weight as an argument for annexation when it follows that union with
the states, whilo preventing dissension among Canadians (if it would
do that), nevertheless would not
separato thom from but, rather introduce them to, racial wars of such
formidableproportions as nevor could
arise in Canada.
2. Among Canadians has grown
up uu idea that thu laws of the
United States are loosely enforced,
and that influence and capital control the bench; While tho rampant
lawlessness in the West may Iill the
Oanadian with unreasonable horror,
mid thi* weird idoim ho associates
with the mention of White Caps.
Judge Lynch und Kansas raco feuds
may be inure fanciful thun roal;
nevertheless, ono thing remains certain, viz., that the laws of the Dominion are framed and enforced to
much hotter advantage tn the community than those of the State.",.
Indeed one lurge section of tlieir
laws is so injurious that the average
Canadian cousidors it good reason
for opposing annexation. The section of laws referred to is that of
the
,1. Marriago and divorce laws.
Disregard for tho marriago contract
has always been found simultaneous
with internal weakness, decay and
corruption in a State, Passing
from this truism tn a consideration
i.f American soviet-.', '-hut u eouulu-. uh*iu d bo.
mon !
may
The vigor of youth Ins uud
for a time keep from tho
world's gaze the terrible effec! i of
this growing evil; but so soon ns
lho flush of national youth begins to
blanch they will loom up with all
theireharaoteristichideousneas. Well
might any country hesitate to join
its lot with a poople who have come
to regard marriage as a mere concubinage and divorcement a happy
convenience, in some cases determined upon by contracting couples
previously joined in holy (1) matrimony. On this ground Oi.nada's
aversion to union may well be decided, though it is often said, that
if the Dominion joined the States,
she would, like all other states, retain the privilege of adjusting her
own marriage laws. This statement in nowise militates against the
present argument, because it loses
sight of the fact that if annexation
took place, the influx of Amoricans
into Canada would soon bring about
a revision of our laws to suit their
wishes, aa it would not bo long
before they would hold the
casting vote in our elections, and
consequently control our legislation.
4, In the light of anticipated dangers from the nogro question, loose enforcement of law, and low order of
marital regulations, tho Canadian seems
to have good reasons for looking Bhyly
at proposals fur annexation; but still
another greot national danger demands
our notice. Tho danger this time is
anticipated from the great and over-
inoreasing number of socialist, onur-
bhist, and such liko organizations in
tho States. That tbeso societies, tho
mad boast of whose members is to destroy all peace uud order and make
security of person and property a recollection of the past, have a pretty strong
fooling iu the "Lund of tho Free," is
proven by the Hayiiinrkct and Now
York troubles, tu say nothing of lesser
disturbances. It is often remarked,
however, that theso characters aro not
of American production, but aro the
nll'castings of oppressed and criminal
European poor, who, having been Bud-
donly thrown into the zenith of political freedom, fired with recollections of
past tyranny, have used their new
power ill tho pursuit of ill-advised
schemes. Such statements do not invalidate this argument, beoause Canadians bavo nothing to do with tho
origin of anarchist doctrinoa in the
States, Ihey have merely to ascertain
if such destructive elements are there,
and if they are tu govern themselves
accordingly. Furthei, if the leaders
and majority of this class nre foreigners, nevertheless, it, is beyond denial
that tbey find much sympathy and
support in native Americans, and thia
expression of sympathy is in no degree
abating. Again, oven supposing the
republic has displayed such assimilating power as to convert tho worst of
foreign agitators into good citizens,
yet it remains a fact that to day Bees
that marvellous digesting power overstrained and no longer able to efficient
ly do its work.
0. The anglophobia, which lias
long beon smouldering but has lately
burst out into activity iu some places
in the republic, has aroused in almost
evory Canadian heart a spirit of resentment, which renders annexation for
sume time out of the question; for tho
people of Canada revolt against joining
a country that delights to parade its
hatred for England, or allows its political parties to rival ono with another in evincing the greatest enmity
to Britain, Canadians know full well
the detrimental influence John Hull
has often exercised in their aft_irs, yot
the trnditions and loving bonds by
whicli centuries linve knit Canada and
the mother land together will not permit Oanada to stand by unmoved
whilo Americans indulge in this anglophobia.
(i. If annexation took place, prac
tieally the wholo of Norlh America
would he under one government.
When one considers this it is hard to
cscapo tho opinion that tho great territory of such a country would involve
such a disinterestedness nnd even opposition betweon its parts as would
threaten the unity of the whole. Ex-
panaiveness has always been tho greatest foe to largo empires, and while it
may be urged that modorn facilities of
communication and conveyance now
render distant patti capable of uniting
under one government, and living in
peace uud prosperity, yet no number
of telegraphs or railways can ever destroy local industries nnd local interests, nnd while they exist the unity uf
a country can never bo depended on.
This is the story of tho Into civil  wur.
7. The American constitution is
inferior l.i tho Canadian. As this is
vory much a mutter of opinion I will
here cite but a fow of the more generally acknowledged defects of the American const inition.
(o) The.great powor placed in the
president is li-oonslsteiH with true
ileiiincricy.
(b) 'riie Peliit'tion uf president, while
open 'o tunny ndvniso criticisms whleh
it HOI'IUS iii*p:i*'*ivili* to uhviute, is nl.-o
liable to this primo objection, viz.,that
ho muy he a man little known to the
cuiinry, "f mii'ill abilily, and ofho
altitude fur governing. Often when
party chiefs vie lor the highest honor
ill iho lnnd the pnrty opportunely
brim-a forward a dark horse to heal
tip'dlssensiuh. Nun-, this dark horso,
of ueoesiily', cnniio.t be among tlio best
men uf the party,, fur he must l)o a
person wliuae inferiority is auch ub has
never excited jealously nmong states-
mei', uud, thi'i'-I'ire. fur whoBe election all can work without nny ouvi"tin
restraint. Tt such n cnll'lhltito be successful, th'*n the .-dtuutiun of affairs is
sufficiently aei'lnus,
(e) IV* government of'he republic;
when unco i.*l*ctul.  is  elmt'd  for aj
given toi in, and I his is nut ns suscep-
li'ile to tin* wishes of the people ns a
■ i*iii3  deinnci'ittio   government  or  un I
lliu cut    ur    ropi'i'led    j-ovornnti'iit
Auein, '-ven if the legislatures change
their views iu compliance to public
sentiment, vet the president may stand
an all powerful unit fatal to all popular
legislation Tho remedy for this defect
as prescribed iu the constitution, namely the two-thirds legislature vote, iB
one that is rarely practicable. The
history of the union emphasizes this
constitutional weakness and also the
complete inefficiency of the prescribed
remedy.
(iJ) Much might be said against tho
separation of the executive and legislative branches of the American government. But as this is generally con-
ceeded as a defect, we will not enlarge
upon it here. These, in brief, are the
reasons why Canadians -.pposo annexation.
To these thero must be added the
fact that uf lute, in Cnuada, thero has
grown up a powerful uutidote to annexation, in a healthful aspiration for
a national life. The desire for a Canadian nationulily has taken root nnd
bas become a widespread sentiment; it
is watered by every disudvuntnge of
colonial connection, nnd every nost of
insult toughens its sapling strength.
As has been stated, there aro those in
Canada wholuok forwuvd to annexation,
The itlory of uniicd greatness, together
with the boon of continental free trade
and assured peace, are no mean motives
to union. But Bince continental freo
trade and undisturbed peace aro almost
certain to exist betwoen Canada and
the United States without annexation,
nnd because of the reasons above stated
it is probable that the Canadian annex
atiouist will exert little influence in tho
determining of Cauada'n future.
W. W. B. MoInnes,
Toronto, November, 1889.
C'oulilii'l Wail.
Last Thursday night there was a romantic marriago on board of tho steamer Premier while iu tlie Gulf of Georgia,
bound for tho Sound. The nuptial
knot was tied liy the captain of the
Premier. The contracting parties were
a Mr. Dougherty, of Taeoiuu, and Miss
Hart, of Vancouver. The interesting
ceremony wus witnessed by tho passengers, and an eye witness of tho affair
staled thut tho genial captain conducted
himself with becoming grace and dignity. Tho bridegroom offered the
captain a §20 gold piece for his services, wliich was, however, refused by
the gallant skipper. The union solemnized under such peculiar ciroumstances
should certainly bo a happy one,
Tillies.
tlunslilng of Hallway By-Law.
In lhe supremo court on Saturday
on the application of Capt. Jno. Irving
a rule filed to quusli the Saanich railway by-law was granted by tho chief
justice. Thu grounds on which the
application was granted are enumerated
in fifteen paragraphs, The iit3t eet
forth by Mr. Theo. Davie was that tho
mayor had an interest in the Saanich
railway company and was therefore
disqualified from acting aa mayor; that
the mayor liaving an intoreBt in tho
benefits of the by-law, is insensible on
its face; that the by-law does not comply with section 96 of the municipal
aot of 1889; that a railway ia not an industry to which exemption of wator
ratea may bo granted; that the by-law
exceeds the powers of the municipal
act, sinco it grants money and exempts
from taxation. Tho other objections
raised cover the same ground as stated
above. Mr. E, V. Bodwell appeared
for Cap'*,. Irving.—Times.
Laic Cnnii-Han News.
The grand jury of St. Johns, N. B.,
has returned a true bill for niurder
against Wm. McDonald, charged with
sending poisoned candy to Rev. D. McRae.
Tho premiership of the provincial
ministry of Prince Edward's Island,
rendored vacant by the appointment
of Premier Sullivan to the chief justiceship of the province, has been taken by Hon. Neil McLeod.
It is definitely roporled from a heavy
property holder in Sehome that the
Cornwall road connection with the C.P.
It. is "busted." The Bennett contract
intervened botween tho correlation of
forces in the B. B. & B. C. company's
offico.—Whatcom Reveille.
Mine. Louise Lauson, tho proprietress of tho fashionable millinery establishment at No. 1,4116 Notre Damo
street, Montreal, was charged in the
police court, tho other dny, with entio-
ing girls of tender yours from their
parents und sending them tu Chicago
nnd other western cities for immoral
purposes.
The first case that came up beforo
J nation Rouleau at tho supremo court,
at Calgary, was ihnt uf Ah Sing, a
Chinainaii, charged with having committed rape on a little girl aged five
years at Anthracite on October 8th.
Ho was sentenced to nine months imprisonment and to receive twenty
lushes with the ent.
The real business nt Ottawa of the
British Columbin deputation of cnll
nera is, according lo a lato dispatch, to
interview Hon. Mr. Tuppor with regard tu lhe Biil.iuon fishing regulations
wh ch take effeot next season. They
will al.su endeavour tu secure a further
appropriation for dredging iho sand
banks of the Frasor river.
THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE.
Mr. T. Cunningham, III. p. p., EnUra-
sliullciillj Serenaded by Hia Constituents.
A federal union is in  process of
formation in Contral America   embracing the   states of Guatemala,
Sau   Salvador,   Honduras,    Costa
Rica und   Nicaragua,    The   agreement has been signed   by representatives  of those  powers  and only
I awaits   ratification   by the various
| national legislatures.    This has the
I appearance of bi'ilig the foundation
I of a largo and strong Central   Am-
; ericaii republic, one that will bo able
j to resist, the civurouchini'iitKof M"Xi-
■ eo better thun ills individual   tnem-
i hers have done.
The friends and supporters of Mr.
T. Cunningham, M.P.P., determined
Tueaday to give him a serenade in
the evening, and this they carried
out in good style. Mr. Cunningham
received notification of the intention
of his constituents and mnde arrangements to receive them at the residence
of his brother, Mr, Jas. Cunningham,
on Agnes street.
Tho liouse and grounds were beautifully illuminated with Chinese lanterns, producing a very charmiug
effect, and refreshments were prepared
against the arrival of the procession;
The serenaders formed column at H.
M. Cunningham & Co.'s store ou Columbia street, and torches were supplied tu a great crowd of men and boys.
The city brass band struck up an enlivening inarch ami the wholo party,
four deep, stepped off up Columbia
atreet. Along the line of inarch cheers
were given for Mr, Cuuninitliam, with
here and there a cry for Corbould, and
adesullory shout of ''Rats I" from
one of the defeated party. Turning
up Mary street, tho processiiui arrived
at Agnes street and took temporary
possession of the north sidewalk.
Then tho bund, which had been drawing ita breath up the hill, took their
instruments and struck up another
quickstep and advanced to the Bceue of
operations. Arrived at the Cunningham mansion, the gathering waa welcomed by Mr. Jas. Cunningham, who
said he was happy to meet such a gallant oompany, and was sorry the
weather was so inauspicious, hut hoped
it would be better next time. He
would not detain them with a lengthy
harangue, as there were other speakers
to address them.
Mr. A. Duncan introduced Mr.
Thomas Cininiiighuin and called for
three cheers for that gentleman, These
were given in rousing style, and a tiger
thrown in. Mr. Cunningham stepped
forward tu the front uf the piazza and
said he wished lo tender his must sincere thaiika to his friends whu had assembled to do him honor. The reception wus quite u surprise to.him, as he
had received no intimation whatever uf
it boforo 5 o'clock that evening. Ho
felt their kindness deeply and thanked
them for it.
Now that tho election was over, ho
was happy to ray that not ono dollar of
"boodlo" was spent to gain it; not one.
He never wished a dollar of "boodle"
to back him in any contest, but square,
honest, straightforward dealings and
merit to win the day. There had been
somo severe things said and written
about him, but ho was happy to bear
testimony to the fact that Thb Columbian had set his actions in a clear, unbiased, neutral light that, evening in
regard to the parade of those three
mountebanks last Monday. He had
had nothing whatever to do with that
circus performance [laughter], and ho
had told the chief of polico io have it
stopped at once, when he camo to know
of it.
Tliu eleotion had boon won after a
hard tight by the hard-working men—
the honest toilers. [Great cheering.]
The "horny-handed sons ot toil"—he
was proud of it; he was proud ho was
ono of thom, a horny-handed, hard-
workiinr man liko themselves. [Applause.] The morning papor, Truth,
had come out with a mean sneer that
morning about "a horny-handed fruitgrower having won the plum." "But,
gentlemen, they huvo not gained much
by that, and they will find it out before long. Another chargo made
ngninst mo in that sheet was that, 1
once declared my intention of becoming nn American citizcu. Well, lot
me ask you, who is duiiig such hard
wurk fur civilization in Contral Africa
to (lay '! Whi is it that is threading
hi» w.,y through the almost impenetrable jungles of equatorial Africa ut
the risk of his life, but for tho good uf
humanity J Henry M. Stanley.
[Ohuors.] A man who declared his intention uud thought it no dishonor to
become u citizen of the groat republic."
A civic chair had beon offered the
speakor in Oregon if ho would tako the
oath of allesinucti to the United StateB,
bllt no, ho did not then and hn never
would [(Irout cheering and applause.]
Ho said lie ought to tie the proudest
iiiuii iu British Columbia, because thu
strung independent people of Westminster had placed him where he was.
If he did not serve them aright in lhe
legislative assembly, if he neglected hia
duty, the remedy lay in their own
bands; they had elevated and they
cuuld depose him from thnt proud pusitiou; hut, (Ind helping him,'hn intended tu do hiB very bo3t fur West
minster. [Prolonged cheers.] There
was one other matter that ho must set
riuht, and that was tho slanderous ro*
niurks ubout him having been elected
by the Methodist church. That charge
was wickedly false; it W'is a malicious
slander. He could prove that hiB supporters belonged to all denon/Illations,
us Outllulios, Protestants nml agnostics
had ull voted for him. He would he
sorry to sue the day when religion and
politics should commingle; it would he
n bad thing.
As lor Mr. Purdy, that geiiilemnu
hnd mnde un unfortunste iiiistnke in
cunfiHiuditig JVIrs. Trew with anothor
person altogether. Mr. Purdy had no
intention of doing harm or injury to
iinyono whatever. Ho begged to
roturn his thanks to tho press, uud es
pecially to Tim Columbian, Ho felt
bound to acknowledge with thanks the
strict neutrality that journal hud preserved, and for ita fair and impartial
verdicts. As for the other'paper, he
had nothing to any but thnt it had his
entire forgiveness, and he hoped it
would survive long enough to learn
how much better it is to run an election by straight and manly methods
thnu by fie system it has pursued, lie
would nlsu extend his warmest thanks
tn the gentlemen of his committee;
i ihey had worked nobly. At the conclusion of Mr. Cunningham's speech,
I tin'  *jieut multitude  ill  front of the
house indulged in rounds of deafonino;
applause and cheers ior the speaker.
Mr. A. Duncan next spoke and
said he wub glad the election had been
won by suoh fair and honorable means.
There had heen no cliques or rings and
no daatardly slanders. Mr. Cunningham was just the man the city wanted,
aud he for one had done his best to
get him there.
Mr. John Reid was hailed with applause and said it was a subject for
gratulation that this election had been
won by no underhand means. The
other side had monopolized all that
kind of thing, although Mr. Corbould
had acted like a gentleman, aB
he always did. The policy of
Truth had been characteristically
crooked from the beginning, and to
say the least was down right dishonorable. It had shown no manliness and
had excited only disgust by its attack
on Mr. Cunningham in reference to
the Methodist church. Mr. Reid said
that Mr. Cunningham hnd done splendid and invaluable servico fur tho
Agricultural Society and the thanks of
all the citizens was due him.
Mr. Cherry spoke briefly and gave
his opinions on the Greor oase and tho
Mechanics' Lien law, and advocated
the adoption of the system which compels a contractor to lodge securities before he takes a contract, so that tha
workmen are sure uf getting their
hard-earned money. This proposition
waa hailed with cheers by tho meeting.
After three cheera for the new M.P.P.
and hiB committee, Mr. Jas. Cunningham invited all to come in and partake
of refreshment; the invitation was accepted by nearly the entire assemblage.
The festivities came to a close by tho
rendition of great cheers, and the band
and the torch bearers rnarchod home,
while the crowd dispersed its various
ways to home.
A PRINCELY MANSION.
The House nf Mr. II. V. Eduioutls Visited
llllll   III S.TllM-li.
Tho style of Mr. H. V. Edmonds's
new house may be classed os the modern Anicrioan, which is a compendium
of all the prettiest bits of every * iher
style; tho result being extremely
pleasing. This princely mansion will
he second in size, uppeiiruhce and finish only to Unit of the Dunsmuir family
at Vicioiia, which is built ot stono
and lins date roofs, while the Westminster house is oE wocd.wiili stone
foundations; Tho dining room iu the
Edmonds nmishu ineosur. s 22 by '45
feet, and opening off il is lhe conservatory, measuring 15 by 25 feet. The
conservatory is entered from the dining room by two arches, one on either
side of the groat open lire place in the
dining room. Atthe rear of the dining room is the breakfast room, connected with tho former by sliding
doors, which, wheu thrown back,
makes a line room fur bulla, concerts
or other amusements. The liall is 15
feot wide and 25 loiii.. The main entrance is on Queen's avenue, uud tho
carriage entrance on Park lane; the
Bide entrance conneota with tho main
hall. The library is lfl by 25 foot and
is pleasantly situated. The main stairway will be a grand affair, surpassing
in magnificence anything known on
tho mainland. It will be furnished.in
hard wood panels highly polished;
and on the first landing, which is recessed, the windows will be leaded
lights of st lined glass speoially im-
purted from England fur the purpose.
On the seoond Hour the bedrooms
nnd chambers ure of noble dimensions,
sonic of thein measuring 20 by 25 ft.
Others arc 15 by 20 feet.
In the bedrooms wii] ho pined por-
ceinin baths imported frum England,
and '.he liist of the kind iu use in the
province. In tli*". third story ia the
billiard room whicli will he titled up
with oriental luxuriuusro-s; thore will
be room fur two tallies. The turret
room, whioh will also he used fora
sinnking rimm, bus a view of the Fraaer
vnlley that for beauty and complete-
ness is siniijly matchless.
Balconies will bo placed un the enst
side of the house frum which u fino
view of the Queen's pnrk can bo obtained, lu the drawing room native
hard wood panels will be used in finishing. The mantels uro different in
all the rooms und thoy are ull splendid
specimens of carving and artistic
Wood work. That iu the breakfnst
room will be walnut, in the
dining room cherry, in the library
native hurdwood. The gas fixtures
have all been selected and urn lho
finest goods in their line. Ho-and
cold water will bo hud un nil over the
house, and tin* heating will lie bv hot
water. Electric bob communication
will be placed iu tho huuso.
The cellar in tin* basement extends
the full leimth anil breadth of the
building, Tin* heating apparatus will
bo placed in the basement
All the r 'inns nro broken up into
alcoves, recesses, bay windows, nooks,
and crannies according to the modern
stylo The principal windows nre of
plate glass, tho flours mid walls are all
deafened, and lho tloora are of narrow
plank, edgo grain. Ail tho materials
usod in the construction of the hoimo
are the very best that it was puss,*.
to secure, and were specially Seleoiou
The tumbles, windows and doors wu *
made by Muirheud & Mann, of Y»„-
tnria. Some of the furniture ia boing
made at Wintemute Broa'. factory and
the remainder will come from the eaBt.
The four iicies uf ground on which the
bouse sliuids will bo laid out inn manner commensurate with the magnificence of the mansion itsolf.
The stable and coach house are
bull! on the most aiib.tiuitial principle
and are cniniuodious and have all the
latest modem improvements,
The premises will not be roady for
occupation until the cud of tho winter.
Mr. G. W. Grant is the architect ond
ia superintending tho construction.
When finished thu house and grounds
will he an ornament to the city; it is
only another addition to the splendid
residences which uro gradually going
up around the park. VOLUME 34.
WKEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINRTRR, B. C, DECEMBER *
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mo. 49.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning, Dec. 4. 1889.
The Kamloops Sentinel  calls attention to the deplorable  and  outrageous fact that deer are being indiscriminately slaughtered in the interior for their hides alune, and cites
an instance of   38   being   killed'in
one day by a white man and an Indian for this purpose.   The Sentinel
also learns that many of the dealers
throughout the surrounding districts
have already in store large consignments of deer hides obtained in this
contraband   way.    "There is doubtless   good   wuges   eurned   at such
work," suys  our cotemporary, "but
it will eventually lead to the entire
extermination of tlio animals."    As
the Sentinel points out, "more stringent legislation should be enacted in
this matter, and means of enforcing
tho enactment provided.    Until this
is done it is doubtful  if thu slaughter of deer for their hides alone will
be put a stop to."   The importance
of preserving   to   this   province its
rich virgin resources from   the  criminal recklessness and   rapacity of
man, civilized and savage, cannot be
too strongly impressed upon our legislators.    From   the  above  causes
our magnificent forests are   being
ruthlessly destroyed every year, and,
if things keep on as they are going,
less  than a decade   will  find  the
country practically barren  of game.
There is no necessity   for   either of
these terriblo calamities   to   occur,
but to prevent them  will require a
stern halt to be called without delay.
Forest and game protection societies
throughout the   province   would be
valuable auxiliaries   to   the   moro
stringent laws which our legislators
should enact immediately on   these
subjects.
Dom PiiDito, the deposed emperor
of Brazil, is described as a man of
Btriking physical presence, being 6
feet i inches in height, and well proportioned. Hewritesandreadsfluent-
ly English, French, German, Spanish
and Italian. Thoroughly democratic in character, his manners are
simple and unaffected, and his tastes
those of a rational and unselfish
gentleman, who cares little for tho
pomp and luxury of state. Details
of etiquette never had any fascination for him, and a discussion with
a learned man on some question of
soience or art is more pleasing to
him than liaving to preside over a
state ceremonial. Hence it is not
surprising that he was never unwilling to yield up his sceptre to
other hands while he travelled
where he could follow his own tastes
with greater freedom. Tn 1871 he
visited London, Pn i is, Florenco,
Rome, Brussels and other European
capitals, and in 1876 lie went to
the United States. As indicative
of his unassuming manner it may be
mentioned that at a Paris hospital
he was taken for "the correspondent
of a London daily journal, and that
gentleman received all tho salutations and explanations intended for
the emperor. Dora Pedro mado a
sign to a doctor who had found out
the mistake not to Buy anything
about it. In the United ^'..ntes, as
in Europe, he was always out betimes in the morning, making tho
most of every opportunity to inform
himself thoroughly ns to all ho saw.
He made friends readily, and tho
freedom aud peculiar insistency and
pertinacity with which ho nsked
questions, the evident intelligence
and knowledge exhibited by those
questions, attracted much attention
to him und mado his visit more than
usually noticeable. In Europe he
roused Le Vomer, the astronomer,
from sleep soon after dawn. Le
Verrier, who worked late into tho
night, was furious nt being disturbed so soon after going to bed.
The emperor called on Victor Hugo
in the same informal manner, and
invited himself to pot-luck with tlio
great French writer.
If the records of any one thousand of tho four hundred thousand
divorces granted in the United
States during tho past twenty yenrs
were examined, and laid even in
their broadest features before the
public, there would be, declares an
exchange, an amount of fraud,
weakness, intrigue and downright
wickedness revealed that would perhaps rouse public feeling to a reform of these laws, quite as much
as Mrs. Stowo's "Uncle Tom" impressed the public into action
against slavery. It can scarcely be
Baid that tho subjeot is a pleasing
one for a novel, though the study
of the morbid phases of tho phenomena of divorce would (ind many
readers, and might not be wholly
useless to the body politic No
yentivenoss would be required ; the
facts would furnish plots and incidents rivalling the most sensational
stories ever printed. How lightly the
marriage tio is viewed may be
judged from tho faot that recently
in Chicago tho whole time occupied
in securing a divorce from the  mo
ment the application  was  filed  to
the issue of the decree, was but ten
minutes.   This  indecent  haste  is
condemnable, but not   so   much as
the decision the other  day in a divorce court of Texas, setting free a
man because his wife hud become a
member of a set of "sanctitication-
ists," who under the presidency of
his   mother-in-law   had made   his
liouse their place of  meeting.    No
act of marital infidelity   hnd   been
alleged, nor any of   the   minor   offences  that   commonly   tire   made
grounds for divorce, but  the   applicant alleged that amongst   the   obnoxious doctrines of the   sect   was
"that it is sinful for a wife who is a
member to livo with a husband who
does not believe the doctrine ; that
such a husband is a serpont in the
liouse, and the wife should separate
and depart from him."   The   poor
man certainly was entitled to   commiseration under a trial such ns this,
but scarcely to a decree of  divorce.
Tho divorced woman   did   not  apparently beliove  in  the   doctri
complained of, and her appeal to tlio
supreme court of the  stato  hos resulted,   happily  for  society, in  a
quashing of the   decree.    The   supreme court has practically decided
that  religious   belief   cannot   be a
ground for divorce, but that extreme
acts or conduct due to   such   belief
may be.   This still leaves the matter open, for many Texas people, no
doubt, consider the  doings  of  the
sect complained of  "extreme   acts"
due to religious belief, und a  proper
basis for an application for divorce.
There are   yet   few   indications in
many of the   states   of a movement
towards a   better   divorce   system.
Possibly so many of   the   families,
social circles  and   churches  are so
compromised by the present system
that an  agitation   on   the   subject
would bo anything but welcome.
Rexurnino to the question of the
civic nominations, we havo for mayor W. B. Townsend and J. 0. Brown.
Mr. Townsend has made a fairly
good major for the last live or six
months, having boen returned by
acclamation to fill the position, on
the resignation of ex-Mayor Hendry. Mr. Townsend comes forward
for re-election on the declaration,
over his own signature, that he is u
"candidate for the position on tho
condition that the salary is attached
to it." The salary Mr. Townsend
refers to is, in his own words, that
which "the charter empowers the
council to pay the mayor, §2,000
per year." We have already approved in these columns of the principle of paying the mayor of this
city a salary in the future, and have
also intimated that the mayor of
Westminster should be put upon
the same footing as the mayors of
the other principal cities of the province. Not a few of the ratepayers
consider that this is too ambitious—
and costly—a view to take of the
matter, that we should he more modest and pay our mayor .$1,000 a
year to begin with. We nro free to
admit that there is wisdom in the
suggestion, while believing that the
royal city must very soon assume
the same responsibility as to the
mayor's salary as her two sister
cities.
Mr. Brown is understood to hold
thnt §1,000 will do very well for the
mayor's salary to begin with, and,
according to his remarks and tiiose
of a supporter at tho nominations
Monday, this opinion on Mr.
Brown's part, us distinguished from
the larger ambition of Mayor Town-
send, was the principal reason of
his (Mr. Brown's) nomination und
acceptance us u candidate for the
mayoralty. Without arguing any
further on the question us to whether the mayor of Westminster is entitled to—and whether the eity can
ufford—a salary of §2,000 to begin
with, economy and modesty in a
candidate are certainly recommendations per 8e, and Mr. Brown bus
undoubtedly this advantage over his
opponent in the start. Apart from
the question of salary, and without
any disparagement of Mr. Townsend,
who, in some respects, has proved
himself a good mayor, we are convinced that Mr. Brown will make a
better ohief magistrate on the whole
than Mayor Townsend, and on this
ground we favor his election. As a
Inst word at this time on the mayoralty contest, wo must strongly commend Mr. Brown's expressed determination not to indulge in a personal
canvass during the election. The
morality of the personal canvass in
itself and in its direct effects is to
be seriously questioned, and we are
glad to have the opportunity of
heartily approving of this commendable departure from ordinary political
methods. We beliovo the ratepayers will also signify their approval
at the polls and thus assist in giving to a wholesomo innovation the
foroe of n moral precedent which
will not bo without its influence in
leavening the whole political  lump.
Tub present year, remarks a co-
temporary, will be one long memorable for its disastrous eccentricities
in weather.   Long rains and  disas
trous floods were experienced in the
Atlantic states and in China in the
early part of summer, and the loss of
life and   property  was  appalling.
Drought in the Northwestern states
has reduced many  farmers  to the
point of starvation,   and   iu  some
other sections of  the  country   has
greatly  lessened    the    crop.     In
Fokier  province, China, thousands
have died   lately   through   famine,
caused   by   drought, and a famine
amongst millions of people is threatened.   Strange to say, only a few
hundred miles north of the drought
stricken    provinco    thousands  of
squaro miles are flooded  and   hundreds of families have boen drowned
by the rise of  the   Yaugste  river,
which has been swollen  by   unseasonably  Jieavy   rains.    China   lias
suffered also from excessive autumnal   heat,   und   iu   the   Canadian
Northwest July temperatures were
frequent in  October.    In   contrast
with this weather, Montana   hud a
great snow storm in September, and
a few days later u largo part of Austria was covered   with   snow   and
buildings even buried by it; and to
crown the record   of   extraordinary
phenomena for nine days a frightful
snowstorm raged in Texas and New
Mexico at the close of October and
early in November, attended by loss
of mueh   life   and   property.    Between droughts and rains, untimely
frosts, and  unseasonable   heats, tho
Johnstown and  the Chinese   floods
and the great   Texan   blizzard, the
year seems to have been one of most-
exceptional character.    Its   phenomena and their possible relations to
solar influences will   no   doubt   receive careful study front   meteorologists.    There is nlso a line   field afforded for  any   one   who   may lie
aware of the   existence  of  a dark
moon, an  invisible  comet   or   any
other celestial body   which   is   mil
generally known   to   the   scientific
world.
A TERRIBLE FIRE
In a Newspaper Oilice at Minneap*
olis Destroys 12 Lives and
8350,000 Property.
Two Printers in Dispair Blow Out
their Brains, Others Jump
Seven Storys.
The United States Consul at Port
Au Princo is Snubbed by
Hippolyte.
The Antarctic exploration craze
appears to be again undergoing a
revival at the antipodes, saya The
Colonies and India. News of the
proposal having had time to spread
to Northern Europe—where there
appears to be quite a plethora of
both Arctic anil Antarctic polar enthusiasts—volunteers are coming
forward from the Scandinavian direction who are ready and willing
to hazard the exploration of the
great southern ultima thulc. Tho
Australian Antarctic exploration
committee has its headquarters in
Melbourne, and at the present time
it has under its serious consideration
an offer from Commodore Svend
Foyn, a well-known Norwegian
whaler. The hardy whaler is not
by any means all sentiment and geographical enthusiasm: ho proposes
in a reasonably practical way to
combine business with scientific research, and to this end suggests the
employment of two steamships on
tlio proposed excursion to the Antarctic regions. While duly making
careful note of the land which he
might bo able to distinguish from
icebergs iu tho southern regions,
Commodore Foyn would keep his
weather eye on the "spouters," with
a view to bringing back with him to
Melbourne a couple of steumer-loads
of spermaceti oil. To show thut he
is not bound by any sontimentnl
rules, the Norwegian commodore
will permit the exploration committee to find the two steamers necessary for the proposed expedition,
and he also announces his readiness
to allow the Victorian government
to give hiin a snin equal to $00,-
000 towards defraying the expenses
of tho expedition. The Colonics
aud India, while not wishing to
throw ridicule upon the promoters
of the proposed Antarctic expedition, considers that the zeal and the
funds would be much better expended in tho "comparatively bound-
ess fields for useful explorative en.
terprise on the Australian continent
itself, in New Guinea, the Solomon
islands, and other extensive and
naturally rich conntries scattered
about the Pacific." Nevertheless,
our cotemporary opines that Commodore Foyn "will probably have
the opportunity afforded him of disporting himself and his merry sailors
among the whales of the Southern
Indian and Pacific oceans. In a
round trip along the fringes of tho
Antarctio glaciers he can fill up his
steamers with enough oil to mako a
handsome fortune and send him
back to his Norwegian home with
tho popular title of the 'Spermaceti
King,' and probably the coveted
dignity of being ablo to hang F. R.
G. S. after his name. Ho will dot
down a few fresh capes and promontories for the delootation of the
Australian Antarctic exploration
committee, and geographical enthusiasts will bo so much the wiser for
tho expedition. But there will be
no practical or useful result of the
voyage. That may bo put down as
a foregone conclusion, and wo roit-
erato what wo havo already hinted
at—that wo consider it quito a pity
that whatever inclination there may
be in tho colonies to support explorative oxpoditions is not directed
towards some more sensible quarter."
AN AWFOL FIRE.
Minneapolis, Deo. 2.—Twelvo human
lives und §350,1100 worth of property were
sacrificed last night by a firo that originated iu the rooms of tho Union League,
on the third floor of tho Minneapolis
Tribune building. Tho fire wus discovered shortly after 10 o'clock by a district
messenger, and almost beforo an alarm
oould he turned on every door and window of the immense 7-story building was
belching forth smoko. There were up-
wurds of eighty men, including the editorial staff and force of compositors, at
work on the seventh floor, and thoso
were penned ill liko shoep by the sheets
of flume that separated thom from the
elevator and stairway. Then began a
stampede for the windows and roof.
Sumo of tlm printers jumped nnd were
killed, two blew their bruins out with
revolvers when they saw enenpo was
Hourly impusaible, aud "ihers were
killed by falling timber. The firemen
usnsttrd many to escape, whilo othors
made their way out of the frightful fire
by jumping on to adjoining roofs. The
scenes in connection with the firo wero
terrible and such as were never before
seen in ihis city.
HEMOCKATIG CAUCUS,
Washington, D.C, Doc. 2.—At 10
o'clock this murning the Democratic
ineiiib.ru of the House of Representatives met i:. caucus in the hull of the
lu.use. There wss n good ut ondaiicei
Tho officers of last year in I: ie house
of representatives were reonininutcd
with the excei'iiou of the chaplain; on
Iii;- iillicoiiouotion wub taken', Thu following resolutions wore adopted. Resolved that our democratic membors
of thu house of representatives of the
51st congress, at beginning uf its 1st
ses-i.ui. hereby greeting to the people
of the country, the assistance of our
continued confidence iu our devotion
tn the principles of tariff reform ns
embracing President Clevelniid'fl messages to tlio Inst congress upon that,
subject-,iiiidinthe platform ofpridoiples
adopted by the last Democratic National Convention at St. Louis; and thut
wo hail with delight the emphatic approval of those principles by tho people
as expressed at the pulls in the recent
election, and wc pledge thein to renew
and continue ill congress the contest
for a reduction of wnr taxes, ably begun and procured by our represent,
atives and aenatora. The caucus adjourned till to-morrow niglit, when
somo general matters will betiken up
and a party policy outlined.
L'.  S.   NAVAL .MATTERS.
Washington, Dec, 2.—Rear Admit*
al Walker was at the navy department
to-day and received final orders. The
squadron will sail for Europe on
Thursday. Rear-Admiral Gheriirdi,
in command oF the North Atlantic
squadron, will sail from Now York tu
dny for a cruise along the Atlantic
coast, touching ut Port uu Prince,
Bayti. It is denied nt tho state department that Rear-Admirai Gherardi
bus any instructions in regard to the
reported snubbing of Minister Doug-
luss by President Hippolyte, or that
his Bquudron to Hayti itas anything to
do with this matter.
A NEW ENTERPRISE,
Chicago, Dec. 2.—Geo. Brougham,
one of Chicago'spi-oiniuentiiiuut-paekcrs,
stated to-doy that he had disposed of all
his pecuniary interests in Chicago, aud
will sail from New York soon fur Buenos
Ayres for the purpose of establishing u
monster meat-packiiig und beef extract
concern to compete with Liobig's enormous works in the Argentine Republic
Mr. Brougham will act us manager of the
business nir an English syndicate uf capitalists. He lias arranged for n large
force of skilled American employees.
SNUBBED THE YANKEES.
Washington, Dec. 2.--Minister to
Hayti DouglaBS haa been amibbcd by
I'rcsideut Hippolyte, who refuses to treat
with him. Secretary Blame is unable to
send another representative while Mr.
Douglass holds tho place, and hus called
upon Admiral Gherardi to help him out
of the difficulty. The war ship Galena,
with the admiral, will probably leave
Brooklyn navy yard ou Wednesday for
Huyti, under Bcitled orders.
VINANI'IAI, DIFFICULTIES.
New Youk, Dec. '.'.—An uneasy feeling prevails in financial circles this
morning; It is generally believed that
some of the most influential houses must
have been crippled by the great shrinkage which has taken place in trust stock,
and that there will bo some failures.
FATAL HUE.
Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 2.—A lire in
Gustavo Grosa' bakery and dwelling
enrly thia morning destroyed tho shop
aim dwelling, a woman and iiuir
children were burnod to death. Throe
other adults were seriously burned.
INVESTIGATING THU CAUSE.
BOSTON, Dec. 2.—The investigation
into tho causo of the big lire was resumed
to*day in the oflice of Fire Marshal
Whitcomb. The marshal positively declined to give out any information concerning tho testimony givon, or even the
names of tho witnesses. He stated tho
hearing would probably last several days,
as he intends to hear all tho witnesses
and then receive expert testimony upon
the electrical and constructional matters
iu connection with the evidence.
CONGRESS OPENS.
Washington, Doc. 2.---Littlo or no
excitement attcuded tho opening of tho
fifty-first congress on the senate aide of
tho capitol, bat tho public curiosity
seemed to bo lurge on tho houso Bide,
It was noticcablo whilo tho senate galleries woro protty closely packed with spectators, that the ladiea were not in the
majority as usual. They preferred to
witness the scenes in the houso. Several
foreign delegates  to  the maritime and
pan-American conferences and a number
of ladies occupied seats in the diplomatic
gallery. Sir Julian Paunceforte, li, itish
minister, and Admiral Kozonkoff, of the
Russian navy, wore present. The usual
friendly greetings were interchanged on
the floor between tho members and officers of tho senate. After swearing in
the new senators, the senate adjourned
at 12:35.
SPEAKER  ELECTED.
Washington, Dee. 2.—Tho roll call of
the liouse showed 327 members present.
In tho nomination for speakor Mr, Reed
received the full vote of tho republican
members, and waa declared eleoted
speaker.
THE NAVASSA MURDERERS,
Baltimore, Md., Dec. 2.—Tho. jury
in the Navassa ease to-flay, after deliberating 46 hours, brought in a verdict of
guilty against Geo, Key. Moses Williams, rti'iM Dallotta, waa doclared not
guilty, and tho jury disagree as to the
otlier 111 accused murderers.
THI! IllilllllNG SEA FISHERIES.
London, Dec. 2.—Tho Times is devoting a good deal of space lntoly to au
agitation uf the Alaskan ,-eul fishery
ipiestion. The government is urged
not to acquiesce in a policy un the part
of Hie United Slates which will completely exclude British iuteresta from
the benefit of seith-i ies. The claim of
tho LTnited States that Behring sou ia
American wnter solely, is elaborately
contradicted by thu Times, the old
atock urguiuenta mi tho opposite side
of the question being brought forward
in strong array. Just why lhe Times
should be taking so much interest in
an issuo thnt was tacitly dropped some
time ugo ia not well understood. Lord
Salisbury does not show any evidence
of desiring to reopen lho question,and,
indeed, the liberals, commenting on
the Times' articles, openly declare thut
tho premier docs nut care lu have any
trouble with ihu Washington government'. They rather unkindly remark
thnt, he would prefer to conliuo his
vigorous foreign policy lo bullying and
hurrassing u little country like Purtu
g-il, though tho British financial nod
commercial interests wliich inspired
the dispute with Portugal are no moro
oxtstisive than thoso involved in lhe
Alaska suul fishery question.
ON A MISSION.
London, Dec. 2.—The famous Italian
Croechi has gone tu Berne on a special
mission.
GUll.TV LOVERS MURDERED.
London, Dec. 2,—The wife of a man
named Bakonbrick, at Hamburg, recently eloped with a former lover. The dead
bodies of the eloping couple have just
been found in tin: woods near the city,
lt is suspected that the deserted husband is the murderer.
hum I'Eiiim's reception;
' London, Dee. 2.—There are great
preparations going on in Lisbon, both
military and oivic, for the reception of
Dom Pedro, of Brazil, The royalists
and republicans are one in their desire to
pay a personal tribute to the deposed
ruler of Brazil, who is beloved by all.
But though no friction is likely tn ocour
between the politicnl factions ou that
occasion, it is pretty generally conceded
that the republicans will nt some distant
day eiuise a test to be mado of their
strength.
FOOLED THE I'OLIOK.
Lon ooN, Dec, 2.—Tho Irish nationalists are onjo.i ing themselves over tho
trouble they have caused the polico at
Liinoriok by making ostensible preparations for extensive meetings iuhouurof
the "Manchester martyrs." Thoy have
kept the entire constabulary of the district in a ferment, doable guards being
en duty night und day. The discomfiture of the "bobbies," as tin* conviction
slowly dawned upon them thut they were
being hoaxed, is desoribed as something
pitiable.
.Mr. Tanner, M. 1'., has hciui nominated for Mayor of Cork.
GREAT FIRE,
Lon oiiN, Dec. 2.—Tho Cambrian Flannel Co.'s factory at Llnnidloos bus been
destroyed by fire. The loss ia §2.10,000.
Hon. Ilicliiiril Chamberlain is chairman
of the company.
ANTI-SLAVERS? RESOLUTIONS.
Brussels, Dec. 2.—The anti-slavery
conference yesterday adopted resolutions
covering tlio following points: States
possessing African territory to establish
a local military force for the suppression
of shivery therein! inlund states tobo
connected .vith the const by railways;
steamers to bo placed on the great lakes;
firearms to be excluded an the slave
districts; the ; oppression of cunuibalism
and hiunan sacrifice; the protection of
commerce and missions.
STEAMSHIP COLLISION.
Liin iion, Dec. 2. —The steamer Iowa,
bound from Liverpool to Boston, with
passengers and cargo, collided in tho
Mersey lust night with the steamor
Liguyan. from Alexandra for Liverpool, with cotton, and also with the
Spanish stoamer Munin. The Liguyan
was badly damaged and her crow
abandoned her, believing her to be in a
sinking condition. The cotton, however, kept hor afloat, and she was finally beached. Tho Iowa and Munin
were ulso considerably damaged, and
both have been put on Ihe docks for
repairs,
AN EPIDEMIC.
St. I'ETEiisnuiiu. Dsc. 2.—Prof. Z.
Dckaner, a loading medical authority,
believes that *■!"- epidomio of influenza,
now prevalent hero, is n forerunner of
cholera. He has observed a similar
phenomenon preceding five previous
epidemics of cholera.
OTTAWA NOTES.
Ottawa, Nov. 28.-Hon. Mr. Colby
was sworn in this aftornoon, tho governor-general administering the oath.
Sir John waB sworn iu as minister of
railways.
Tho writ for Stanstead haB beeu issued. Nomination Decemhor 9th. Mr.
Colby expects no opposition.
L. A. Cottollier, deputy registrar-
goneral, has been appointed undersecretary of state, vioo Grant Powi ,
superannuated.
Joseph Pope, tho proiuior's privato
secretary, hes been appointed assistant
clerk of the privy council.
The British Columbia salmon canners had a three hours' conference
with Hon. Mr. Tupper to-night. Hon.
Mr. Dowdnoy was presont. Thoy de-
olino to givo any information of the
oonferenco in its present state.
Ottawa, Nov. 2D.-Tho corporation
and board of trado of Montreal passod
through here to-duy on a special train
for Sault Ste. Marie.
The contraot for tho military barracks at Victoria will be award, d next
week.
The snow blockade in eastern Oanada still continues.
The Mormons have found a champion iu Dr. Allen, the collector of customs at Fort McLeod, whu denies that
they praotice polygamy.
Parliament will bo usked to sanction
a number of tariff changes sought by
manufacturers, who desire less protection on imported raw materials.
To-morrow's official Gazette, a ill contain an application for the incorporation of the Canada Atlantic Cable Co.,
whicli seeks to lay a cable from the
Gulf of St. Lawrence tu Ireland.
British oapital is booking tho project.
The British Culumbia deputation
had numerous interviews to duy They
naked the minister of fisheries for
modifications in the salmon fishery
regulations bb affecting the size of the
meshes of tho nets, and the closo seasons. Hon Edgar Dewdney was entertained by them at tlie Russell
house to-night,
Ottawa, Nov. 20,-Tho canners'
delegation interviewed Sir Hector
Langevin to day relative to sending
the snag bout to Somas to nssiat in pile
driving nt the plaoe where the banks
cavod in. Hon. Mr. Bowoll was interviewed and nsked tu creute Ladner's
Landing a port of customs.
Lieut. Guudet, of "0" battery, has
been transfer.! d tn ' -A" battery.
The exports fur forn* montha bIiow
an itioreuBe of §8.200,000 over laat
year; and tho imports uu increase of
§2 500,000.
Notice has heen given ot uu application to parliament in incorporate tho
Canada Cable Co., to lay a oable from
Canada lo England.
No appointment of the law clerk-
8hipa of the commons will be made at
present.
A special cable says Stavely Hill
bus u long letter iu the Timet un ihu
Behring's Sen question, pointing out
thu injur! us uH'eols of thu foreign and
colonial office dawdling. The Times
admits Hill's criticisms are well founded ton certain extent, but thinks he
has taken tun great an aooulint uf the
local fteliug iu the mutter
the match is off.
London, Nov. 2!).—The match between Fallon and Wutinnp is oil'. Fallon wuuld not, agree tu tho arrangements and he hus started for Ireland
to visit sumo friends. Ho will leave
for America in a week.
AN HOSPITAL    BURNED.
London, Nuv. 2!).—The fever hospital at Rochester was burned to-day;
tho fifteen patients iu the institution
were rescued by tho firemen with much
difficulty and groat danger to themselves.
FIRES RAVAGES.
Kfa'I'ort, N J., Nov. 20.—At 5
o'clock this morning fire was discovered
iu the bakery of Alouzo Honker, on
Front atreet. A high wind prevailed
and the flames spread quickly to the
lino buildings belonging to E. D. Stout,
und Mrs. M. Conover, and they wero
burned. Loss, §15,000; fully insured.
Tlie bakers employed by Honker and
tlie members of his family wer*- asleep
when the liro stalled nud were aroused
with difficulty, All escaped except
one biker, named Jacob Pyser, who
was burned t" death. The lire department of Red Hank, Matlowall, and
Freehold assisted lho local lire brigade.
Tho building owned by J. Anthony,
shoomuker, was torn down by the firemen, which prevented lho further
progress of the Humes. Alex. Black's
dry goods store, the storo of iho American Union Tea Cu.. W. S Culuud's
grocery store, and T S. Roberts Ss
Bros.' big building worn all burned
down.
LIGHTLY  PUNISHED.
Antwerp, Nov, 27,-—Oorvilain, proprietor of tlm cartridge factory whore
tho recent explosion took pluou, wliich
destroyed many lives uud invoked several buildings, bus been sentencod to
four and n half yeuis' imprisonment.
Delunniii, charged with criminal negligence in the same affair, wns sentenced
to ono year and a half; each wns ulso
fined 12,000 francs and tho eusta of
the trial	
An AiiMiilcliMiH .:*•<• nl.
A cablegram from thu admiralty,
England, announcing Rear Admiral
Algernoon O. F. Honengo's pruinn.ioii
to vicO'ttdmirul, wns oxpeeted u day or
two ago, and is now huuilv looked for
on the flagship. When the news arrives tho admiral's Hag will be transferred from tho niizzuiiuinst to fore-
topmast and a salute fired by II. M. S.
Swiftsure, which will nniiouncii the
event ill the city. The udmiral will
leave for England during January
next.—Times.
New Industries.
Victoria is waking up and now industries are rising eveiy day. The
rice mills are now exporting largo
quantities of screenings for use in tne
manufacture of Ami'tic.n lager; nn
enterprising young Victorian Jolt f r
the mainland thia morning to purehaao
1,000 young pullets, it being hiB intention to atart a chicken farm and aupply
Viotoria with fresh eggs. Latest and
best, skilled artisans arrived in the eity
a fow evenings ago, and the result of
their coming will bo the establishment
of a trunk factory, on a small scale at
first, but likely to prove one of the
most important industries of tho province.- Colonist of Saturday.
In the Brome, Quebeo, election, the
latest figures givo England (conservative) 154 majority. Hon. W. W.
Lynch (conservative) had a majority of
207 at the last election. The Jesuit
agitation did not havo any influence on
the result taken as a whole. Whatever influeuce it hud among the English speaking people was counterbalanced by Morcior's influenco among
the Fronoh. VOLUME 34.
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, DECEMBER 4, 1889.
NO. 49.
WEEKLY BUH ISH COLUMBIAN
Wednesday Morning, Dee. 4, 1881).
(From Daily Columbian, Dec. 2.)
The steamer Dunsmuir eleared this
morning for Nanaimo.
There arrived to-dny, per C. P.R,
132 head of prime beef cattle, consigned to various points, Viotoria, Nanaimo und this city.
The barque Ullock was airing her
"white wings" today. She has on
beard 500.000 foet of her cargo, and
will sail this week.
The uew sidewalk on Pelham street
is rapidly being laid down and the
peoplo of that locality aro highly pleased with the improvement.
Vianen haa two boats fiBhing for
salmon und thoy succeed in catching
from fourieen to fifteen fish daily.
None but cohues are caught at present.
Tho Bteamer Louise took away 80
head of oattle, a very heavy load of
farm produce and a full pvsaonger list
on the trip to Victoria this afternoon.
Tho attendance at the Y. M. C. A.
service yesterday afternoon waB ono of
tho best on tho recordB of the association. A most interesting meeting was
held.
The steamet Gladys arrived from
Chilliwhack yesterday afternoon with
about tho usual freight and passengers.
She cleared this morning with an average load of freight and a few passengers.
The ateanier Rainbow had 30 tons of
goneral freight and a goud number of
passengers when she arrived hero Inst
night from Victorin. Sho loft for Victoria this morning wiih freight and
passengers.
The sale by auction of Port Kells
property and oity lots on Saturday
uight, attractod a largo crowd. Tho
Belling was brisk and prices good and
all lots put up sold without difficulty.
The snlo was on tho whole aatiafactory.
The steamer Irving arrived lust night
from Chilliwack with the following
cargo: 227 bales of hay, 45 sacks
pease, 2 hogs, Is boxes eiiickens, 4
cattle and u number of other items of
produce. She hnd about the usual
number of passengers.
The Patrick Btreet improvements
are being prosecuted with considerable
vigor and the contractors expect to
have the work completed at an early
date. Tho improvements to Queen's
avenue, hetwoen Mary and Patrick
streets, ure also in progress.
Ponding tho personal superintendence of the board of works a little oue-
plauk cross walk haa been laid down
ucrusa Agnes st, nt one of itB muddiest
plaoes, Those who walk tho plunk
feci how appropriate a cross-walk of
the orthodox kind would be just tlioro.
Three thousand two hundred nnd
twenty-live cases of Balmon from the
British Columbia Packing Co., Annio-
ville, arc lying on tho C. P. N. Co'b
wharf awaiting transhipment to Victoria. It is probable tho Btr. Yosemite
will carry the salmon away sometime
this week.
Secretary Davio of tho Y. M. C. A.
wears a jocund smile, for tho good
reason that on Saturday evoning he
brought the subscription to the building fund up to the respectable sum of
§8,000. A good many citizens havo
congratulated the energetic secretary
on this splendid success and he, naturally enough, feels elevated over it.
Mr. William Templeton has consented to oppose Mayor Oppenheimer for
tho mayoralty at tho coming municipal
elections nt Vanoouver. The contest
promises to be keen, Aid. McConnell,
the man of Winchester rifle fame, haB
also announced hiB determination to
run for mayor and, in his expressive
language, "fire" both of the other candidates.
Eli*!.! fur Damages.
Lumber Scow Swuniiiril.
Yesterduy morning a large lumber
scow, the property of tho Boyal City
Flailing Mills Co., broke louse from ita
moorings at tbo eumpany's wharf and
floated down stream unobserved in tho
fog. The scow travelled in safety till
near Brodie's cannery, where it camo to
grief and was swamped near the river
buiik. A steamer was sent down to
the sceno of tho disaster to-day with
appliances to raise tho sunken vessel.
It ia expected sho will bo floated again
without serious difficulty.
Vniii'iiiivel'  -.imililllllolis.
Tho civic nominations at Vancouver
wero ns follows: Fur mayor, D. Oppenheimer and William Templeton. Fur
aldermen; First Ward: J. M.
Browning, Samuel Brighouse, John 0.
Currull and Wm. Prout. Seoond
Ward: P. C. Cotton, J. W. Horne
and Jus. F. Garden. Third Ward:
Jas, M Fox, W, J. McGuigan and F.
W. Seutolle, Fourth Ward: Duncan
Oostello, Jus. McGeer, Malcolm McLeod and G. S. McConnell. Fifth
Ward: OIiub. Dioringand H. Latham,
elected by acclamation.
Weatnilnitt.r -Wins.
WestminBter skill and muscle has
again made its way to the front, the
unconquerable McLean, assisted by D.
Murray, having added the latest laurels
to our long series of victories by tlieir
defeat of the Law brothers, at Victoria,
on Saturday, in a two milo race. Tho
raco was witnessed by several hundred
poople, and the number of sightseers
would have boen muoh grenier but for
tho steady ruin that fell throughout
the day. A good start was made at
2:30 o'clock, tho Victorians getting
away slightly in the lead, which, howovor, did not prove of much advantage. Tho Westminster men soon
overtook and passed them, holding the
lead ovor tho two-mile course to tho
finish and winning with the greatest
easo. The Laws pulied a pluoky race,
but it was evident from the start that
thev were no match for their opponents.
A liorso, supposed to be Vancouver
property, left home and friends last
Friday and came over to visit the royal
eity, After taking in all the sights he
felt that the Inner horse required some
refreshments, so he broke into Wise's
wharf and enjoyed a light lunch off
Borne flour sacks, then taokled a few
bales of hay and somo other sacks containing potntoea and other farm produce. The animal after enjoying a surfeit was captured mid «ill bo held until the advertisement inserted to-day
brings bis owners after him. The
horse has in all probability eaten hb
much us ho is worth; ho appeared to
be gifted with more appetite than personal beauty, and he gave no evidence
of modesty ua to how ho got Iub
victuals.
The 1'ertls nf a Diver's Ufi*.
Capt. Harman, who was reportod to
have been drowned while helping to repair the break in tho Vancouver water
works main, is back among his old
friends in Victoria, as merry and jolly
aa ever. In conversation with a Colo-
nist man ou Friday, the captain emphatically denied that ho was drowned.
Ho explained, howover, that in undertaking the job which they were callod
on to perform at the Narrows, the divers practically tuok their lives in their
own hands, owing to the treacherous
and dangerous nature of tho under
currents. While at work bolow water,
a swirling eddy caught him and hiB
companion diver, Llewelyn, and tangled thu air pipes,—the greatest calam*
ity that can befall a diver while ho is
down. Llewelyn's aupply of air was
exhausted, but tho captain appreciating
tbo danger of tho situation gave tho
signal and botli wero drawn to the surface, nono tho worse for their near approach to the terrors of death.
Stole a Hour
Ah Sluoy resides at Port Haney, or
did reside tlioro until tho legal authorities decided that a change of air und
scene would do his health all the good
in tho world, by sending him on a nice
l.ttlo trip to the provincial goal for six
months, where the gentle exercise
known as "hard labor" will be used to
recuperate Iub moral tone. Ah Sluey
took a fancy to a largo grain door belonging to the C. P. R., at Port Haney, and he alao took tho door. Like
a certaiu athletic gentleman known to
the admiring world ns Sauison, Sluey
walked off with the grain duor ou bis
shoulders ns Samson did with the gates
of Gaza. The door was used by the
Chinaman and his "chums" as a table,
and did splendidly until Mr, Frank
Devlin, the vigilant detective of the 0.
P. lt. Co., discovered it ou Friday,
and had the interesting Sluey arrested.
The district court, Oapt. Pittendrigh,
disposed of tho case thia morning at the
court house in this city, sentencing the
Celestial to six months' imprisonment.
December Flowers.
To appreciate the beautiful climate
of Britisli Oolumbia, and especially of
that favored city, New Westminster, it
is necessary to visit us in December as
well us in sunny June, Many gardens
throughout thia city are beautified today with almost aa fino a lot of flowers
in full bloom as there were three
months ago—but it would bo hard to
make outsidersbelieve this. Mr. W.H.
Holden, the well known florist, brought
to The Columiiian oflice to-day a basket of fresh-cut garden flowers, witli
the dew still sparkling on them, 41 vari
eties in all. Prettier flowers woro never
picked than thia choice lot, and tlie
list is well worthy of publication, if
for uo oilier reason thun to lot the outsido world know whut British Columbia ia like in December. Hero it is:
20 white and pink rosea and buds, 4
varieties of geraniums, 8 of pansies,
2 of chrysanthemum, 2 of verbena, 2
of sweot peas, candytuft, mignonettes,
canary creeper, doublo stock, single
slock, 3 of daisies, violets, English
marigolds, single dianthus pinks, double dianthus pinks, periwinkle, sweet
William, Nasturtium, California daisy,
sweet peas, petunias, doublo carnation,
ScabioBa purpurea, annual chrysanthemum and coreopsis.
-Insula or Huggcss.
The question us to the right spelling
of the word haggis is exciting a good
deal of public interest. On ouo side
wc have an Englishman spoiling tho
word "liaggess," quoting as his authority nn American named Webster, whom
ho asserts to bo the Canadian authority
on words. On the other sido wo have
a Scotchman, born and bred In Caledonia, and "raised" on "haggis,'' oatmeal, bannocks o' barley meal aud
other Scotch edibles and a student of
all Scotliind's-writors, spelling it "haggis." lt may bo cited as conclusive
proof of the hitler's correctness that the
famous Scotch writers who spelt it the
latter way, ure, T. Ciirlylo, Robert
Burns, Walter Scott, Allan Cunning
hum, Jnmcs Hogg, the Etterick Shepherd, Dugald Stewart, Professor Wilson, Hugh Millor, Thomas Campbell,
David' Hume, Professor Blackie,
Henry McKenzie, Tytler, the historian, and a host of other celebrated
Scots. It docs seem a littlo comical to
have a foreigner get up and autooratise
on tho spelling of auch a dialect ns tho
Scottish Doric; but, "a little nonsense
now nnd then," etc. A subscription
has boon started wherewith to purchase tho local stuff of Truth a dictionary, a "Cobhotta' English grammar,"
and "Smith on tho art of proof reading." In attempting to use a "big"
word on Saturday, Truth spelt the
word "psychical" this way, "psychiul,"
and not content with that, it must on
Sunday morning spell "theoretical"
"theoritical" in the editorial column,
too; ond as if that Were not onough,
this paper, whoso library contains only
dictionaries and cyclopedias, spells
"voluptuous," "voluptious" Tho
Truth local stuff may ho big men, "hut
a wee cuai fits them." The habitual
use of ponderous words and uncommon
expresBions is an infallible sign of ignorance and conceit. Addisonian simplicity is what a newspaper wants, not
the ravings of Bonibustes Furioso, or a
typo "fresh" from the "case" and badly troubled with schinocepholus.
The Banded Freight Huddle.
Mr. S. G. Fulton, assistant general
freight agent of tho Northern Paoific,
arrived over by the Olympian last
evening to completo arrangements for
the handling of Canadian bonded
freight for Viotoria affected by the recently issued orders-in-council. To-day
Mr. Fulton will interview steamboat
and businoss men, and he will then do
all in hia power to still make the servico rendered by the Northern as effective as possible under the circumstances. While hoping for the best,
Mr. Fulton is of tho opinion that if tho
obnoxious order iB not suspended the
excellent Bervico which hus been rendered to Victoria by this road in the
past oannot be givon; as tho division of
the bonded from the regular freight iu
transit to Victoria, and the additional
and unnecessary expense thereby en-
tailed must eventually fall on the Victoria merchants. Should tho order bo
maintained, despite Victoria's protest,
he thinks however that a strong feeling
will be created against the O. P. R,
which will re-act in favor of tho North
em.—Saturday's Colon....
The Stenmer Delaware*
A letter liaB been receivod from Mr.
VV. A. Russell, steamboat inspector, by
Capt. Insley, of the Btenmer Delaware,
expressing thorough satisfaction with
the result of lhe trial trip mado the
other day, and recommending its ac
crptunco from the Vancouver Foundry
and Machine Works, which firm had
tho contract for the machinery. The
trip was made as far as Port Moody,
Going uji alio steamed slowly, and
everything working well, faster timo
was made us far as Hustings, whero
her engines were tested in various
ways. From thero back to the Vancuuver Foundry and Machine Works
very fast time was made, and the Delaware sailed liko a bird. Mr. Hussell
and Mr. Johnson, master mechanic of
tho O. P. R., were on board, and both
wero highly pleased with her work,
Capt. Insley is satisfied ho has now the
fastest steamer on the Fraser river.
Tho Delaware ia now ready for her
route. The auoceas of her equipment
will recommend the Vancouver firm to
ship builders or vessel owners having
noed of similar services— News-Advertiser.
THE IDAHO WRECKED.
The milliner Huns on the Rocks Near
Hare Hocks Light.
ThoO. R. &N. Co.'s steamship
Idaho, Oaptain Arkwriglit, ran on tho
rocks about a quarter of a mile from
Raco Rocks lighthouse at ten minutes
past seven o'clock this morning and
will probably provo a total wreck. Af
the time of the accident she wob on
her way to Portland with a general
cargo, the moat of which waB lime.
She had vory few passengers on board.
A thick wet fog prevailed at the
time, and previous to striking the fog
whistlo at Race Rucks was kopt blowing in answer to tho Idaho's blasts,
Juat before atriking the Idaho answered threo blasts from tlie lighthouse fog
whistle, and no more were afterwards
heard. Tho fog lifting a fow minutes
afterward, the keeper of the lighthouse, W. P. Dakin, discovered the
vessel ut a standstill. Going over to
her in a boat, he asked if anything
could be dono, but was told no. It
wns then seen that the stoamer was on
tho rocks, about a quarter of a mile
from the lighthouse. She was resting
easily, as tho water was as smooth as
glass. Tho Bwell caosed her to sway
to and fro and she waB in no danger
unless a gale camo up.
A. tho time of striking the tido was
pearly high, and the chances of getting
her off were considered slim. There
was no confusion nor were any lives
lost.
The vessel on striking made water
fast and the cargo was thrown overboard in the hopes of lightening her
for the high tide to-night. Assistance
was looked for here for tugs to go to
her help, but nothing could beobtained.
Mr. Georgo Cooper telegraphed the
meagre particulars to headquarters
and it wns expected tugs from Port
Townsend wuuld be sont to hor assistance this afternoon.
Tho Idaho is an old screw stoamor
and has been in the Alaska trndo for
years and waa once libelled by tho
U. S. government for illicit traffic and
placed under §30,000 bonds, Tho
agent horo could not state whether the
vessel was insured or not.
The lighthouse keeper made the trip
from Rocky Point to tho city, about
2(i milea, in three hours, with a bug
gy nnd fast trotter.
On both sides of whero the steamer
struok is said tu be doep water, but
owing to the fug and bad luck slie got
out oftho proper channel. — Times uf
Friday.	
FROM VISTO-M,
Aquatics Agllntc Victoria at Present.-
McLean, or Westminster, Is lnvln-
t'lble. 	
Special to Tui; Columiiian.
Victoria, B. 0., Deo. 2.—McLean
was to have rowed Law Bros, this aftornoon, giving them ten lengths.
Howover, a test was made by giving
Bush the same handicap against two
good oarsmen and Bush won easily.
It is also aaid that Richardson rowed
oarly this morning against Law Bros,
nnd boat them, bo the Law BroB, backed down on thoir raco with McLean.
This aftornoon, at 3 o'elook, MoLean
and Pttino will race in canoes; thoro
will be good fun and considerable
money is up on the result.
(From Daily Columbian, Dec. S.)
No police court to-day.
The premises of T. J. Trapp  & Co.
are undergoing extensive alterations in
the rear.
The Bev. J. H. White lectures at
the Y. M. 0. A. rooms Friday evening on "The Perfect Man."
The Irving left thiB morning fnr
Ohilliwhack and way ports with about
40 tons of freight and a number of passengers.
The steamer Belle is on the ways
and has been pretty thoroughly overhauled; she will be launched from the
ways next week.
The contractor for the improvements
to Queen's avenue has been granted an
extension of two weeks tune in which
to complete the work.
The steamer Active went to Vancouvor to-day to tow tho barquentine
Margaret to sea. Tho Margaret oom-
ploted her cargo yeaterday at tho
Hastings mill.
The Royal City Planing Mills Company have been awarded the contract
for filling in tho lowor part of Fortesque st. with slabs and sawdust. The
contract price is 6800.
Mrs. Lila A. Mooro will meet the
ladies of the W. C. T. U. ut the Good
Templars' hall to-morrow afternoon at
2:30 o'clock, previous to the meeting
of the juvenile lodge.
Senator Mclnnes intends to join tho
Y. M. O. A. chess club. The senator is
well known to be a redoubtable handlor
of the pawns and knights, and will be
a valuable acquisition to the club.
That celebrated case, Guichon vs
municipality of Delta, Thos. McNeely
and others, arising out of a sluice in
connection with a ditch, brought nearly every prominent citizen of LadnerB
to the city to-day.
At the city council meeting last
night it was decided to pay R. Sayer
$100 for damage done to bis roof
through blasting operations. So fur
the damages arising out of the late
bombardment have been very light
considering tho duration of the siege.
The libel suit, Pettingill i> Helmcken, begins to-inorrow in the supreme
court. The plaintiff resides in Vancouver, the defendant in Victoria.
The ground of action rises out of a
letter said to have been written hy Dr.
Helmcken in regard to plaintiff's character.
Anybody with the slightest Bpark of
love for tho beautiful Jnhis composition
must have enjoyed tho prospect afforded by tho snow clod monarch, of the
Pitt range tu day, No amount of descriptive writing cuuld do justice to
such a scene. It is fully equal to any
of the Alps or the Apennines can boast.
The steamer Stella is expected around
from Vancouver to-day with a scow
load of shakes. She goes to Mud Bay
to-morrow with a large scow load of
lumber, 40,000 feet in all, for the settlers at Elgin and the Bay. Dr. McLean is going to reaido at Elgin, nnd
15,000 feet of lumber is for his residence.
Game of all kinds was very scarce
on the market to-day. The receipts
are daily growing smaller and the
dealers believe that the market will
not be very largely supplied from now
until the end of the season. Fish was
also very scarce today, cod and herring being the only lines.now ou tho
market.
The class in vocal music at the Y.
M. C. A. to-night ia being talked of
around town very favorably, and if
thero ia not a great crowd at the mums
to-night, public opinion is nothing to
go by. Tho chess club also meet, and
aeveral tables have been procured for
their use; they can rest assured of
perfect quietness as the reading room
is to be given up to them entirely.
Notwithstanding the lateness of the
season parties are continually asking
the city council for Btreet lines on tho
newly oponed streets, with the view of
immediately commencing tho erection
of dwellings and other buildings. Tho
present favorable weather for building
operations has determined many ou
continuing the work which it was oxpeeted the rains would have prevented.
A shocking railway accident occurred
to-day on Front street whereby a young
and beautiful female lost her lifo in an
instant nnd waB mangled beyond recognition by the ponderous wheels of
the engine, nnd cut into separate and
distinct pieces of writhing flesh. The
name of tho female is not known, but
she was valued at ten dollars and gave
promiso of growing up to he a fine dog
somo day. Her mortal remains woro
consigned to tho Fraser's depths.
The following changes in tho mail
will be read with intorest and profit.
The mail to Vancouver will henceforth
depart on tho 7:40 n. ra., 1:10 p. m.
and 4 o'clock p, nl. trains. Tho original stage mail service will remain unchanged until January 16th; duo notico
of change will bo published before lhat
date. Tho Victoria moil, duo formerly at 2:20 p. in., is now duo by tho
11:40 a. m. train, subjoct, howover, to
variations of time on account of
storms or other unavoidable hindrances.    _^
ltnsphcrrlcs In December.
The second crop of raspberries is
ripening fast, thanks to the gloriouB
weather that has favored us of lato.
This morning Alderman Smither
brought to The Columbian oflico a
raspberry stalk fresh cut from a bush
in hia garden on Edinburgh street.
On tt were six large, ripo and lusciouB
looking berries, about a dozon green
nnd a few blossoniB. This, Alderman
Smither Bays, ia only a sample of
many others that are growing in hia
garden at preaent, and riponing fast—
and the date ia December 3rd. Mr.
Anderson, of the 0. P. R., was presented with tho Btalk aa he expressed
a wish to send it to Montreal to show
his friends thoro what oan bo grown in
Westminster at this season ef tho year.
Aid. Smither will send a packago of
thia fruit to Mr. W. C, Van Home n
littlo later.
lUls-Snent Wealth.
The remarks of Aid. Cunningham in
council last night upon the subject of
the disposal of the oity refuse, were
valuable in many ways. Aid. Cumng-
ham is an authority on the subject,
and his opinion that this so-called
"refuse" is worth Bomo dollars a load
concurs with that of a gontleman celebrated in quite another department of
life, namely Victor Hugo. Readers
of Les Miserable! will remember that
wonderful chapter on detritus and the
cloaca in "Jean Valjean;" it is well
worth reading for the sake of its practical facts and scientific lesearch.
Died for Love.
An estrangement of lovers was the
caUBe of the sad suioido of Peter Cameron in Victoria on Saturday niglit,
from drinking laudanum. Cameron
had fallen irrevocably in lovo with a
widow named Mrs. McDonald and thoy
had become engaged, but a quarrel
arose. Cameron circulated damaging
stones about hia former lovo, but
finally repented and Bought a reconciliation. Mrs. McDonald would not renew the engagement and Cameron
choosing death rather than rejection,
took a dime of laudanum at a gateway
on Quadra street from which ho was
taken to St. Joseph's hoBpiial where
he died in two hours, his last words
being "Goodbye, my darling."
The lily's Growth.
Six montha ago when nn entorprising
merchant announced his intention of
opening a store atthe corner of Clinton
and Montreal streets there were many
disposed tu laugh at his audacity, but
since then the business has prospered
and the enterprise is an established
auocess. The fact that the opening
for businoss houses in the upper portion
of thu city is continually improving, is
fully appreciated by MeBsrs N. C. Mc-
Keen and Sun, and those gentlemen
are now building a fine store on the
corner of Melbourne and St. Andrew's
streets, which they will open with a
full line of groceries shortly beforo
Christmas. It ia quito aafe to predict
that the now enterprise will mcot with
all the success it deserves.
, Interesting Lecture.
Mrs. Lila A. Moore, the accomplished temperance lecturer, delivered
ono of her famed discourses on the
subject of temperance at the opera
house last uight to a large and interested audience. Mra. Moore lectures
under thu auspices of the united temperance organizations of the city, by
whom her services were Bpocially procured. She is a fluent and attractive
speaker, practical in her arguments
and earnest and convincing iii manner.
The audience was more than pleased
with her common sense lecture, and
so effective did it prove that at tho
conclusion some forty persona went
forward and signed the pledge. Tonight Mrs. Moore will lecture to the
young people, and the opera house
should be crowded with the youth of
the city. To-morrow evening sho will
deliver her last address at tho same
place.
A L'elcbrated Case.
Tho case of Guichon vs McNeeley,
et. al., ull of Ladners, came up in the
supremo court this nfternoon at 2:30
o'clock, Mr. Justice McCreight presiding. The subject of the dispute is a
culvert. A ditch was built a few years
ago on the eaat sido of the main road
by Laurent Guichon, the plaintiff, who
claims tbo exclusive use of tho ditch on
the ground of a grant from tho council. The said ditch having been found
unablo tu carry off all the water has
beon broadened and deepened. Thos.
McNeeley got permission from the
council to build a culvert from thu
east to the west side of the main road,
and Guichon claims that aaid culvert
caused hia ditch t:> overflow. Tho
damages are placed at 82,000. E. A.
Jenns, of Measrs. Corbould McColl &
Jenns, acts for L. Guichon, W. Taylor,
of Eborts Ss Taylor, Victoria, for Thos.
McNeeley, and Alfred and Chas. Barber; Mr. L. P. Eckstein, of Armstrong Ss Eckstein, for the corporation
of Delta. The caso .will probably extend over two days.
Alaskan llxptoraliou.
The first news of the government
expedition for tho survey of Alaska
has reached St. Louis in a letter from
John E. McGrnth, one of the chiefs of
the explorers, McGrath's purty has
navigated the Yukon river further
than any steamer ever went before,
nud will during the winter travel
through au unexplored land. Tho
Turner party has already entered an
unexplored oountry. McGrath's let-
tor was written 200 miles above St.
Michaels. Ho says: "The Yukon is 22
miles wido ut its mouth. The nntives
along the river live m wretched hovels.
Polygamy is practiced in some sottlo-
incuts. Tho poople are covered with
vermin. Game and fish ore plentiful.
Magnificent mountains nre in sight.
There nro luxuriant forests, the graaa
ie green, flowers are in bloom, and the
weather ia very warm, but 10 inches
below tho surface the ground is frozen
hard, oven aa deep aa 25 feet. Mosquitoes abound." McGrnth says Tumor
Bteamod 40 miles up tho Porcupine
river. There is not a stick left now at
Fort Yukon, and the miners are miserably poor. An Indian kiliod a minor
at Koejubuk river, and a big band of
miners travelled a thousand miles and
lost a whole season's work .in order to
hang tho murderer. Heavy raina havo
hindered milling operations. The Mc-
Grath party hod ontered tho British
possession*.
Henry Neader pleaded guilty Saturday, at St. Thomas, Out., to a oharge
of wrecking the Miohigan Central
freight train recently, nnd waa given
seven years in Kingston penitentiary.
The Old lands and the Kew.
Senator Mclnnes concluded his series
of leeturea last night to a fair and appreciative audience iu the old Presbyterian church. The senator, to use hia
own expression, galloped his hearers
over Switzerland, a portion of France,
England, Scotland and Ireland, and
concluded with some well-weighed
comparisons of the old lands with this
virgin Dominion of ours and particularly our own province. The honorable lecturer showed thot the European countries he mentioned, as well
as the British Isles, hud in sume cases
altogether, and in others nearly, reached the limit of their population und development—in Bhort they were finished
countries ; but that the Dominion of
Canada, with an area nearly equal to
the whole of Europe and greater than
that of the United Slates, boing yet
in its infancy comparatively, had a
glorious future before it, and its Bix
millions population would yet be two
hundred millions, while British Columbia oould BUpport twenty fivo
millions much better than some European cuuntnes sustained their quota.
Ouo point which Senator Mclnnes made
in hislecturo, onaccountof itslocal intereat is worthy of special notice. Comparing the entrance into the harbor of
Liverpool—the chief Beaport of Great
Britain nnd of the world—over the
Mersey bar, with the approach into
WestminBter harbor by the mouth of
the Fraser river, the lecturer stated
openly and challenged contradiction of his statement, that the
entrance of the Fruser river to*>
day was superior to that of the mouth of
the Mersey going intoLiverpool, and millions had been expended upon the latter,
whereas only a trifle had been yet laid
out in improvements on the Fruser sandheads. This significant statement was
cuthuaiaatically applauded by tho audience. The lecture was pleasantly diversified by humorous recitals and was
replete with instruction unci lofty patriot-
iam. A standing vote of thanks was
given at its close, to which the senator
appropriately responded.
Persomil.
Thos. McNeoiy, of Ladners, is a
gueBt nt the Oolonial.
H. B. Benson, of Ladners, *_nv us a
oall yesterday afternoon.
Wm. McKee, eleik of lho nWoicipal
council of Delti, is in the city.
L. Guichon came up from the lending yeaterday to attend his cast* before
tho supreme court.
The Quebec legislature meets on the
7th of January.
Wholesale (.ity Markel.
Heel,  per 10(1 lbs, llvo weight S i lm © 1 50
Pork             "   7 00(1? .60
Mutton         "   8 oo m II OO
Potm.oes,now"   Voig 100
Cabbage        "   60™ 100
Oniona          "   I com 150
Wheat           "   1 50 @ 0 00
oats "       i co ta i as
Peas              "        1 •ti, at 1 50
Hay,        per ton     10 (Hi® 14 00
Butter (rolls) per IT  25® 3,
Cheese,             "    11 „, 15
Eggs,      pordoz  35® 40
Cordwood fretull) per cord  3 .10 tva 4 00
Apples, per box  80® 1 00
Hldes(gr'u)per 100 lbs  4 00(4 8 00
"    (dryl       "       _.  son® 9 00
Wool, perib  fl@ u
COMMENDABLE.
All claims not consistent with the high
character of Syrup of Figs are purposely
avoided by the Cal. Fig Syrup Company,
It acts gently on the kidneys, liver and
bowela, cleansing the system effectually,
but I: '-' not a cure-all and makes no
proteus'.oiiii that every bottle will not
substantiate.
Whon B«l>y wu sick, to goto hor Cutoria,
Whon sho iron a Child, aho cHod tor Cnotorla,
Whon the becamo Miss, alio clung to Caatoria,
Whsa the had Children, sho esvo thoni Csstorij
MAIlltlKl..
Howay -Govuv. — At the Presbytorian
Manse, In this city, on tho 27th Nov., by
the Rev. Thos. Scouler, Sarah ID,, eldest
daughter of Wm. Howay, Esq., to E.
Gouiiy, Esq., or Delta, [Halifax papers
please copy),
MED
Cawley.—At Chilllwhack, on Nov. 26,
1889 Samuel Cawley, aged 02 years nnd
10 months, a native of 1-Iollcns Green,
Lancashire, P.ngland.
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Public, *c. Offlco In the Hamley
Building, Columbia SI., opposite tho Colonial Hotel. dwuu2t_i
JOSEPH E. GAYNOR, B.A..I.L..B.
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Apply on the premises.
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Nov. il, 188H. wnol8ml VOLUME _4
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, DECEMBER '4, 1889,
NO. 49.
STANLEY'S NAERATIVE
Of Travel and Adventure in Mid-
Africa. Progress from Victoria
Nyaiua to Mpwapwa.
Continuous Fighting with Hostile
Natives. A Tale of Alternating
Privation and Plenty.
The Famous Explorer Nearly Succumbs to a Dreadful Illness,
hut Recovers.
Zaszibah, Nov. 21.—The Herald
correspondent cables the following:
To Mr. Smith, acting British consul,
at Zanzibar, I am indebted for lhe following letter from Mr. Stanley, dated
tho German station of Mpwapwa, No*
vember 11, 1880:
Deak Sin,---We arrived here yesterday on the fifty-fifth day from Victoria Nyanza and tho ninety-eighth day
from Albert Nyanza. We number
altogether 750 souls. At the last
muster, three days ngo, Emin Pasha's
peoplo numbered 204, of whom fifty-
nine wero children, mostly orphans of
the Egyptian officers. The whites
with me aro Lieutenant Stairs, Capt.
Nelson, Mouhteney, Jophson, Surgeon
Parke, William Boimey, Mr. Hoffman,
Emin Pusha und his daughter, Captain Casati, Signor Marco and a Tunisian, Vitu Hassan, and an apothecary.
We have also lucres Girault and
Schiiize of the Algerian mission.
Among the principal ollicers of the
Pasha are Vakeers of the Equatorial
province and Major Awash Efl'endi of
the second battalion.
SEKIOUS  LOSSES.
Since leaving Victoria Nyanza we
have lost eighteen uf the Pasha's peu-
plo and one native of Zanzibar, who
was killed while we were parleying
with the hostile people.
Every other expedition I have led
has seen the lightening of uur tubers
as wo drew near the sea, but I cannot
say tho siiine of this one. Our lung
string of hnmiiiuc!*'-bearers tell a different tale, and until we placo these poor
things on shipboard there will be no
rest for ua.
The worst uf it is we have not tlie
privilege of showing ut Zanzibar the
lull extent of uur labors. After carrying somo of thein 1,000 miles, and
lighting to tho right and left of the
sick ones, and driving tho Warasura
from their prey over ranee and range
of mountains, with every energy on
the full strain, thoy slip through our
hands and dio in thoir hammocks.
AN OLD LADY DIES.
One lady seventy-five yoars of age,
the old mother of Valkiel, died in this
manner in Nortii Msukuma, south of
Victorio Nyanza. Wo had os stirring
a timo for four days as we had anywhere.
For those four days wo had continuous fightins during the greater
part of the daylight hours. The foolish natives took au unaccountable
prejudice to tho Pasha's people. They
insisted that they were cannibals and
had come to their country for no good.
Talking to them ivas of uo use. Any
attempt at disproof drove them into a
white hot rage, and in thoir mad flinging of themselves on us they suffered.
I am advised that tho route to the
sea via Simba and Mwene is the bost
for one thing that especially appears
desirable—the abundance of food.
HIS I'HOrOSED ROUTE.
I prupuse to adopt that lino. As regards the danger of au attack, this road
seems to me to be ns bad as another.
We hnve innile the unexpected discovery of a considerable extension of
Victoria Nyanzu to the southwoat. The
utmost southerly reach of this extension ia soutli latitude 2 degrees 48 minutes, which brings the Victoria sea
within 155 miles only from Lake Tanganyika. I wub so certain in my mind
that this faot waB known through
many voyages of tho ohurch missionary
society to Uganda that I do not feel
particularly moved by it. Mackay,
however, showed me the latest maps
published hy tho Bocioty, and I saw
that no nno hud evon suspicion uf it.
AllEA OI' TUB LAKE.
On tho road here I made a rough
sketch of it, and I now find that the
area of tho great lake is now increased
by this discovery to 20,000 Bquure
miles, which is just about 1,900 square
miles larger than the reputed exaggerations of Captain Speke, If you
will glance at the map of the lake toward the southwest you will find the
coiiBt line turns nbout nortbweat nnd
euBt-Bouth-eust, but this coast line ao
drawn consists mainly of a BerieB of
large und mountainous islands, ninny
of them well peopled, wliich overlap
ono another.
South of these islands is a large
body of water just discovered. Lake
Uriji also, which Captain Speke bo
slightly sketched, turns out to bo a
very respeotable lake, with populoted
islands in it,
I hopo that wo Bhall meet before
long. I beg to remain your obedient
servant,
Henry M. Stanley.
To the British Consul-General at
Zanzibar,
ANOTHER LETTER.
London, Nov. 24.—A letter from
Stanley, dated South End of Victoria
Nyanza, September 3, says, in part:
"It is amusing to look baok and note
how punishment haa fallen on the rebels of the Emin government. Traitors
without tho camp and traitors within
were watchod, and the most active
conspirators discovered, tried and
•hanged. The traitors without fell
foul of ono another, and ruined thom-
■elvea. Far away our own poopio,
tempted by ther extreme wretchedness
and misery, sold our rifles and ammunition to our natural enemies, tho
Monyema, tho slavo traders' true
friends, without the leaBt graco either)
of bodies or souls. Since that time
of anxiety and unhappy outlook I have
been at the point of doath from a
dreadful illness. Little by little I
gathered strength, nnd finally gave orders for the march for home.
"Discovery after discovery in this
wonderful region was made, unlil at
last we came to a church wliose cross
denominated a Christian settlement,
and we knew we hod reached the outskirts of blessed civilization."
Mackinuon, chairman of tho Emin
relief committee, has also received a
letter from Stanloy, dated August 5,
in which Stanley, after describing how
he hunted up the missing rear column,
continues: ''The rear column was in
a deplorable state, out of 402 members
remaining I doubted if fifty would
live to reach the lako, but having a
large number of canoes, the goods and
sick men were transported in such a
smooth and expeditious manner that
thore were remarkably few casualties
in the remnant of the rear column, but
tho wild natives, having repeatedly defeated the Ugarrowas raiders and by
this discovered the extent of thoir own
Btrenglh, gave considerable trouble
and inflicted considerable loss among
our best men, who had always borne
the brunt of the tight and tho futiguo
of paddling.
"When progress by the river became too difficult, the ordor to cast off
the canoes was given. This was four
days' journey above Ugarrowu's station, or about 300 miles abovo Banay,
and we decided to try tho nortii bank
of the Itura rivor, although wo would
have to traverse for some days the despoiled land which hud been the common centre for the Ugarrowas and
Kiliuugalongas bands of raiders. We
were ahout 100 miles from the grass
land, which opened up a prospect of
futuro feasts of beef, veal and mutton,
and a pleasing variety of vegetables,as
woll us oil and butter for cooking."
Ho tolls of the severe struggles ho
hud for several days with the Danibut-
ti dwarfs, and muuy other daugers encountered by the expedition, und the
tale of alternating privations, plenty
and fighting, is an extremely interesting ono.
Stanley tells about a torriblo time
with small-pox among-the Moiieina::as.
The mortality was great. On reaching a village called Ondikumu a Inrgo
plantation of bananas and plantains
was found, mid after a severe starvation during fourteen duys tho pnrty
gorged themselves to such oxcess that
many died and many were incapacitated for aome time.
ANOTHER LETTER -'ROM THE EXPLORER.
Londo.m, Nuv. 25.— Dr. Wm. MoKinnon has received another letter
from Stanley, written by tho explorer
from hiB camp at Kizinga Ujinja ifti
August 17th, wherein he Boys: Emin,
with Selim Bey, seven officers and G5
peoplo, arrived at Stanloy Camp on
February 17th. Lieut. Stairs arrived
on February 15th with his column.
Stanley goes on to say that he explained tho object of his visit and offered
to wait a reasonable time for him. The
letter shows that there was much delay on the part of Emin, who appoared
to have an obstinate belief in his
forces. "On April 5th," Stanley continues, "Emin informed me that but
few of his servants would go." Stanley
gives a graphic description of the Sem-
liki country and the rivor, which is a
powerful stream from 80 to 800 yards
in width. The march was resumed on
May 8th, the party skirting the Bal-
egga mountains, forty miles from Victoria Nyanza. Arriving nt the south
end of the mountains he had a successful encounter with King Unjors,
which cleared the routo to tho Sem-
liki river.
In one of the law courts of Hol-
singborg, Sweden, a queer case of
hypnotism has puzzled the judges.
A young medical student brought
suit against a practicing physician
in tho town for having hypnotized
him several times against his will,
with the result that his nervous
system was injured and his mind
somewhat enfeebled. Several witnesses appeared for the plaintiff,
and, to the astonishment of tho
court, thoy appeared to be crazy,
and gave the most contradictory
and astounding testimony. Hereupon a medical gentleman came upon the stand and further astonished
tho court with tho announcement
t-iat his confrere, the defendant, had
hypnotized the witnesses and made
them say just whatever he liked.
Finally the court adjourned the
case and appointed a commission to
see if tho entire crowd wero not
crazy.
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