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Array -WEEIKZX.-Z' HUDITI03ST.-12   PAGES.
/■OLtriiE 34
NEW  WESTMINSTER, B. 0., WEDNESDAY,  OCTOBER 9,  1889.
NUMBER 41
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jessrPeraons sending in inivertlRCiiieiiis
.-ihould be careful to statu whether they
are to-nppear in Uio Iiaity Edition, or the
Weekly, or both. A libera! reduction is
made whon Inserted in both. No tulver-
tlsomc.it inserted for less Hum SI.
demand for apples also, as the crop
in England and on tlio continent ia
much below tho average. We hesitate to speak encouragingly to our
reader* concerning the apple market,
after tlio misfortunes of last year;
yet the conditions are different, for
while what we snid about tho English supply was true, the unprecedented quantities sent over from
Amerioa exceeded tho requirements
about one-half. It will not, however, bo necessary for us to ship to
England to got good prices this year,
us we shall bc able to command
them nt our own doors, without
risk." However eastorn fruit growers may be aH'ooted by too bountiful a orop, our orchardists in this
province need have no apprehension
about glutting the market for years
to come. The supply is nut nearly
equal to the home demand yet, und
then we have the great contiguous
plains of the Northwest, where
fruit practically oannot be raised,
for an ever enlarging market. British Columbin oilers the most encouraging field for the operations of the
enthusiastic horticulturist, both for
the success that will assuredly attend his efforts in fruit raising and
the practically unlimited market
that awaits his products.
8UBSCKIBERS
Who do uot receive !iie!r paper regularlyL
from lho Curriers or through  the Post
Office, will confer a favor by reporting Iho
same iniheoiMceof pub! iaitloti tit once.
feeMyBriMColuiMaii.
ij   Wednesday illuming, Oct. Il, iw«i.
Last year, as our readers mny remember, the apple crop in the eastern provinces and states was such
a large one that apples were a drug
on the market, and many shipments
of this fruit were made to Europe,
principally to England, with not
the most satisfactory results, as
will lie seen. According to the
Trade Bulletin of Montreal, very
heavy reclamations were mado during thb summer of this yenr by English houses upon Canadian shippers
md farmers, on apple shipments of
last year which hud turned out disastrously. Several of those claims,
it was said, were so large as to ruin
the persons making the shipments,
and tho claims were placed in the
hands of proper parties for collection, The total amount of these reclamation claims amounted to between §50,000 and 875,000, showing
iow very disastrous wore most of
tho apple shipments of last season
icross the Atlantic, when the fruit
lacked all this of paying even the
i'reight charges, This yoar eastern
orchardists have a considerably less
Jreary prospect, and it is interesting
co note that the brighter outlook is
iiu account of the comparative failure of the apple crop in Ontario as
/veil as the eastern states. There
s no glut on tlie market this season,
'-.nd the consequenoe is an eagor de
oiand and good pricos; so a poor
jrop, under some circumstances,
may be a blessing in disguise. The
lanadian Ilorticultulist, commenting on the subject, says : "Tf the
'iiiantity of apples in our orchards
ii Ontario is small and the quality
poor, there is, at least, some satisfac-
lion in tho prospoct of good prices;
ind after the sud experience of last
,<ear wo shall consider it in no way
unfair to tako from consumers as
nuch as §2,50 per bbl. for winter
:ruit i. o. b. Indeed, only a few
weeks ago summer apples sold
in Montreal at that figuro, an unusual thing now-n-days and which
mtiicatos a hungry market. The
tact is, apples are a vory short orop.
New York State ',-:, one of the most
,-nportant apple-growing states in
tlie union, and the prospect is that
.t will not givo 75 por cent, of nn
iverago yield. Ontario probably
lias not 50 per cont. of an average.
Michigan promises a yield whioh
will run below the average, and
Ohio u vory light orop. ABide,
Iiertforo, from the impulse of a
jpreigti demand tlm pmspout is that
jtir up*plo3 will nil bo required for
'lome supply, and thut at con-
Inci'Oasing prices, unloss
other fruits fill the gap.
ji*i'Otn our foreign reports we gather
hat there will bo a  lively   foreign
i
jtailtiy
omo
The Victoria city council has
from the first focused the opposition
against the government levy upon
the four principal cities of the provinco for one-third of the amount of
the teachers' salaries in the public
schools. This tax, it will be remem-
bered, is levied each year upon the
four chief cities of the province,
Victoria, Vancouver, Westminster
and Nanaimo, under the provisions
of the "Public Schools Amendment
Act, 1888," upon the theory that
these cities, being accorded govern
ment high schools and possessing
superior educational facilities in the
public schools, should thus refund
to the provincial treasury one-third
of the salaries of their public school
teachers, to enable tho department to
extend needed educational facilities
to outlying districts of the province
and to carry out necessary improvements where required. Victoria,
as we have stated, has held out
against this tax from the first and
refused to pay it, and last Monday,
accordingly, action was brought by
the attorney-general of the province
vs. the corporation of Victoria, in
tho supreme court, before Chief Justice Begbie, to recover the sum of
$5,780, being the amount due by
the city for the tax in question. The
attorney-general appeared for the
crown, and Mr. Taylor (Eberts &Tay-
lor) on behalf of the defendants. Mr.
Taylor contended that the act
created a discriminative tax, and
was therefore unconstitutional and
void. His lordship held that inasmuch as the act applied equally to
all of the cities of the province it
was not discriminatory, nnd in
other respects he considered the act
to be free from legal objections,
His lordship, therefore, gave judgment in favor of the attorney-general for the amount claimed, with
costs. The Victoria corporation
will appeal the case, it is stated,
although the wisdom of such a step
is to be doubted. In the meanwhile
the other cities of the province
affected are taking various stands
on the question, Vancouver has
payed without a murmur from
the first, while Nanaimo, following suit to Victoria, strenuously
objects, and Westminster, though
she handed over the tax for the latter half of last year, has declined to
pay for the former part of this yeBr,
awaiting further developments, presumably, in what may be designated
the test case of the government vs.
the corporation of Victoria, and so
the matter stands.
THE L3LTA FAIR.
An invitation has been sent the
Empire to be present at the British
Columbia Provincial Exhibition,
which is held this year at New
Westminster, and opens Ootober 2,
lasting for three days. The sending of the invitation is a graceful
recognition of the close relationship
between Ontario and the Paoifio
Province, which we acknowledge
with great pleasure, Although a
long way off, our friends at the coast
may rest assured that they have the
cordial good wishes of the Empire
and the peoplo of tho East for a
successful exhibition und a good
time generally.—Toronto Empire.
Which we are having; thanks.
Assessments in Toronto for 1890
show a totnl incrcnoo in taxation of
ovor 324,000,000. Tlio exemptions
havo incronsod nearly §3,000,000.
I'nnllnuiillon  or lust  Week's Report.
The -Joi'riploto rrlzc Mat.— A Grand
Huccc-.ii.
In fancy work tho Delta ladies
bent tlieir Chilliwack and Surrey sisters all nlnng the lino. Tho number
of artioles exhibited wus very largo
and tho quality ami beauty of tlio
worn would bo hard to equal. Tho
largest displays were mndo by Miss
Woodward and Miss McKou, and they
were beautiful indeed. Many other
Indies bad larao and beautiful assortments of fancy nnd needlework, any
ono of which is worthy oE special mention.
OATTLE, HOUSES AND SHEEP.
Iii cattle and podigreed stoel, the
number of entries ivas nearly double
tlmt of last year, which indicatesn
geneml improvement of stock tlirnuah-
out the Delta, fu Dui-liniiis, 1:1. D.
Benson, John Kirkland anil W. H
Ladner showed some full pedigreed
stock, lis did also John McKee, Sr.,
uud Thus. McNeeley in Huhteiiis, II.
E. Falconer iu jerseys and John
Kirkland in Hereford's. In horses the
show was good and considerably better than last yenr. The prizes wero
veiy evenly dislributed, tho principal
winners being Wm. Gowdy, R. A.
Purver, .1. D. Pemberton, Arthur
Bros., W. H. Ladnor, T. Robertson
and Wm. Pybus. In horses Lieut.
Ogilvie, of "U" buttery, showed u line
thoroughbred Irish hunter and colt,
and J. O. Calhoun and Wm. Gowdy
fine stallions.
BUTTER ASD   BREAD.
The dafty exhibit was fully up to
tho provincial fnir, of lust year, the
number of entries being soinelhing
over 60. Mrs. R. 15. Kittson made 5
entries,-Thos. Thirkell 4 entries and
many others two und threo entries
each. Win. Arthur captured first
prize tor frosh butter after a very
close competition, and Mrs. Kittson
took tlie honors in salted butter. A.
C. Wells mndo the only exhibit uf
cheeso. Mrs. Wm. Gowdy took tirst
prizo for bread ugainst 20 competitors.
DRAIN AND rilODUOE.
James Faulkner aud H. Kipp wen
the first prizo for wheat, E. Greyell
and J. Kirkland for barley, ami C. F.
Green and the Jubilee Ranch for oats.
Theso samples wero all very line indeed, but tho oats, particularly, are
most worthy of special mention.
The samples, shown by Mr. (Jreoii
and Jubilee ranoh weighed 55 lbs to
the bushel, and the black oats displayed by the latter turn the scale at 45 fts.
H. A. Hicks showed a sample of potatoes, 54 lbs, raised from one pound
of seed.
HON.   JOHN KODSON'S Sl-ERCH.
It was nearly threo o'clock, and
tho surging crowd wero waxing very
impatient, when the Hon. Mr. Robson
made his appearance on the platform
at tho door, and having boen introduced by the president of the society, explained that, as it would be somo littlo
time yet before tho judges finished
their work, it had beeu arranged to
utilize time by his saying what he had
to say now, and whenever the judges
were ready the president wns to pull
his coat tail and ho would stop. This
announcement was received with
cheers, and the scattered groups oame
together for the purpose of listening
to the premier. Mr. Robson said ho
had "taken in" the show and he considered it highly creditable to the
Delta; for, although there were a
number of excellent exhibits from
Chilliwack, Surrey and other settlements, it waB to be presumed that the
Delta supplied the greater part of what
constituted such a creditable wholo.
Considering the weather and the indifferent accommodation, he felt justified in congratulating the Delta upon
the success of this year's exhibit. He
■aid the government had granted the
society 25 acres off the school reserve,
a littlo way up the road, for exhibition
purposes, and he hoped it would be in
readiness for the next exhibition. Ho
then proceeded to expatiate upon the importance and advantages of these coin
petitivo exhibitions, and adminis
trated a woll-deserved rebuke to thoso
who, either from indifference or jealously, sent nono of their productions.
Every farmer should aim at attaining
the highest possible excellence, and
thus ennoble labor and place agriculturo in tho high and honorable position it ought to occupy. He pointed
out that not only was this a duty in a
iooai sense; but ihu oust and nunc effectual wuy to advertise our glorious
province in tho groat contros of population, und bring what alone was
needod (capital and population) to
make British Columbia the most prosperous and wealthy province in the
Dominion; it was also a good
plan to send the best samples
of our productions for exhibition in Toronto and other eastern centres. The comparatively meagre exhibit sent to Toronto this year was
attracting much attention, and would,
he was assured, result in much good.
How much moro would that bo tho
caso if British Columbia would put
her bost samplos in theso centres ?
Ho roferrod to tho provincial exhibition to bo hold at Now Westminater,
and urgod thoso present logo tu lhat exhibition and send their best samples
to it—remarking that the poopio of
tho city had done right nobly in providing tho most amplo facilities and
accommodation.   He understood (hat
the cily was expending ab-ut twenty
thousand dollars in that way, and he
hoped   tbo     farmers     both   in    ihe
McNeeley; best citrons, O Bleadleatone,
2nd, John McKee.
Field   Produce.—Fall   wheat,   best
Delta mid  elsewhere   wuuld manifest   J,»sho1' J<"}m  Faulkner,  2ml,   Henry
Kipp; spring wheat, best bualicl, .loliu
Kirkland, 2nd, William Arthur; oheva-
lier barley, best bushel, E Greyell, 2nd,
J Reece; rough barley, bent bushel, Jno
Kirkland, 2nd, Jubilee ranch; white
oats, bent bushel, C F Green, 2nd, J
Ttiitibol-ine; bunt bushel black oats. Jubilee ranch, 2nd l'l Greyell-, best bushel
outs, new variety, C F Green, 2nd Jubilee ranoh; best; bushel field peas, any
oolor, E Greyell, 2nd, Houry Kipp; best
bushel beans, (it for cooking, John Scott,
2nd, Jubilee ranch; bent sample hops,
berBros;  best sample Timothy seed,
their appreciation of such entsr
priso nnd wholi'-siuilcd liberality
by fully availing themselves ut it.
He urged t!io Indies to use tlieir
influence with tlieir husbands and
brothers and lovers tn spur thein on to
greater interest in ilie.no competitions,
nnd conoludod his ablo and interesting
address villi u humorous ullunion tn
the Indie*1 fancy work department uf
tho exhibition', ul'ti r which ho formally
declared the exhibition upon. During
the delivery uf tho address, Mr. Hob-
snn win ri-i'i-atodiy greeted with applause, nmi at the outiolusinii fhl'l'U
ileartv ub. ers (w-urioseil by Mr. E A.
Sharp,'of Lulu-Island) wore, nceurled
him.
Following is tiio nllieiiil list uf prize
winners:
TitoiiouoiniEED Cattle—Di'iiiiAsis. —
Jicst bull, aged, H D Benson, 2nd, W
IT Lndrior; best yeaiTuig hull, John Kirkland; best cow; aged, VV H Ladner, 2nd,
John Kirkland; host two-year-old heifer,
H D Benson, 2nd, H D Bcii3nu; bent
heifer call, \V H Ladner, 2nd, John
KirklaniL Holsteins. ---Bentbull, aged,
John McKee, 2nd, John alcKee; 'bose
cow, aged; Thomas McNeeley; best
yearling heifer, Thomas McNeeley. Jerseys.—Best bull, aged, H E Falconer,
2nd, E S Brown; best bull calf, tl E
Falconer; best cow, aged, If E Falconer.
Herefords. — Best bull, aged, John
Kirkland; best two-year-old heifer, Jno
Kirkland. G haded Cattle.—Best cow,
aged, E S Brown, 2nd, John Seott; best
yearling Jieifor, John McKee, 2nd, John
McKee; best heifer calf, J MoKee, 2nd,
John McKee; beat yoke oxen, J A Patterson; 2nd, Wm Pybus; best ,'1 fat cattle, John McKee, 2nd, John McKee.
Horses—Dhauoht. — Best stallion,
two years and upwards, William Gowdy,
2nd, Hll Benson; bost brood mare, with
foul at foot, J D Pemberton, 2nd, B
Stewart; best three-year-old geldiug or
tilly, T Kobertson, 2nd, T Kobertson;
best year old gelding or filly, William
Pybus, 2nd, William Arthur; best yearling gelding or filly, W H Ladner; bost
sucking colt, D Stowart, 2nd, J 1) Pom-
berton; best span draught horses, marc
or gelding, T Kobertson, 2nd, William
Gowdy. Koadsters. — Best stallion,
two years and upwards, K A Purver;
beat brood mare, with foal at foot, Wil
Hani Arthur, 2nd, J D Pemberton; best
three-year-old gelding or filly, Arthur
Bros, 2nd, Arthur Bros; best two-year-
old geldiug or filly, W H Ladner; best
yearling, Arthur Bros, 2nd, Arthur
Bros; best sucking colt, Barber Bros,
2nd, William Arthur; bost span carriago
horses, matched, H E Falconer; beat
buggy horse, Arthur Bros, 2nd, W H
Ladner; best saddle horse, W H Laduer,
2nd, J A Patterson.
Sheep—Lono Wooled. — Best ram,
aged, John McKee; best shearling, John
McKee, 2nd, Johu McKee; best ram
lamb/John McKee; bestpair ewes, aged,
John McKee, 2ud, Washington Grimmer; best pair shearling ewes, Washing,
ton Grimmer, 2nd, John McKee; best
pair ewes lambs, John McKee, 2nd, John
MclCee; best six fat sheep, John McKee,
2nd, Washington Grimmer. Short
Wooled.—Best ram, aged, Johu Kirkland: best shearling, Washington Grimmer; best rum Iamb, Washington Grimmer, 2nd, C F Green; best pair owes,
aged, Johu Kirklaud, 2nd, John McKee;
bestpair shearling owes, Washington
Grimmer; bost pair lambs, John McKee,
2nd, Washington Grimmer.
Berkshire, Yorkshire and Chester
Swine.—Best boar, aged, H D Benson,
2nd, Jubilee ranch; best brood sow, in
farrow, H D Bonson, 2nd, John McKee;
best sow under 12 montha, H D Ben sou;
beat fat pig, John McKee, 2nd, John
MoKee. Suffolk, Essex, or any Other Shall Breeds,—Beat boar, aged,
John Kirkland; best brood sow, in farrow; John Kirkland; best sow, undor 12
months, Jubilee ranch, 2nd, John Kirkland; best fat pig, Johu MoKee, 2nd,
John MoKee.
Poultry.—Beat pair turkeys (bronze),
H E Falconer, 2nd, Mn Hutcherson;
best pair any other kind, Miss Woodward; best gander and goose, John McKee, 2nd, E S Brown; best pair Pekin
duoks, Thomas Thirkell, 2nd, Mra
Hutcherson; best pair Rouen ducks, Mrs
Hutcherson, 2nd, Mra Hutcherson; beat
pair any other kind, John Kirkland, 2nd,
Mrs. Hutcherson; beBtpair brahmas, J
L Waddell; boat pair Leghorns, Mias
Woodward, 2nd, Thomaa Thirkell; beat
pair Plymouth Rocks, H E Falconer,
2nd, C Beadlestou; best pair game fowl,
E S Brown; best pair any othor kind,
H Trunin; best pair pigeons, Mrs Hutcherson, 2nd, William MoKee; bost pair
turkeys bred 1 SS!), Mrs Hutcheraon, 2nd,
H E Falconer; best pair ducks bred
1880, John Kirkland, 2nd, Mrs Hutch-
oraon; best pair geese bred ISS!), John
McKee; bost pair chickens brod 185(1,
Mias Woodward, 2nd, H E Falconer.
Butter, Cheese, Etc—Best four
pounds frosh butter, prints, William Arthur, 2nd, F F Itiutt, 3rd, John Kirn-
land: best25lbs butter, salt, RE Kittson, 2nd, Thomas Thirkell, 3rd, RE
Kittson; bost bread, Mrs Wm. Gowdy,
2nd, Mrs. R Alexander, 3rd, John Kirkland; best 10 lba cheese, mado ill tho provinco, A C Wells, 2nd, A C Wells; beat
dozen hen's eggs, Thomaa Thirkell, 2nd,
RE Kittson.
Garden Produce.—Boat twelve carrots, ahort, Jubilee ranch, 2nd, J Tamborine; beat twelve oniona, John McKee,
sr, 2nd, J Tamborine; boat twelve parsnips, Thomns MoNeoloy, 2nd, U E Kittson; beat six beets, Arthur Bros; best
cabbages, Thomas McNeeley, 2nd, Thos
McNceloy; bost cauliflowers, Willinm
Arthur; best encumbers, J Boeco, 2nd,
Jubilee ranch; beat twelve tomatoes, J
Reoce, 2nd,- William Arthur; best two
squashes, A C Wolls, 2nd, J Keccc; bost
two vegetable marrows,,! Roecc, 2nd, H
NRioh; best two iiiuskniclons, John
McKee, sr, 2nd, John MeKee, sr; best
quart string boaua, green, IIN j.icli, 2nd,
Thomas McNceloy; best six bunches
celery, John Scott; be3t twolvo head
table corn, Jubilee ranch,  2nd, Thomaa
embroidery, cotton, Miss MoKee, 2nd,
Misa A. CP Falconer; best embroidery,
silk, Minn Woodward, 2nd, Miss Mo-
Kec; bent ribbon work, Minn Woodward,
2nd, Miss Woodward; best alipper case'
Miss .Woodward; best itching, Miss MoKee, 2nd, Miss Woodward; bent crochet
work, cotton, Mrs. Calvert, 2nd, Jlrs.
Falconer; best crochet wool shawl, .Mrs.
li. Alexander, 2nd, Mrs. 11. E. Falconer;
best crochet cotton laco, Mrs. W. H.
Ladner, 2nd, Miss Faulkner; best twine
brackets, Mrs. Calvert, 2nd, Mrs. Calvert; bent table scarf, Miss Woodward,
2nd, MissMoKee; best knitted stockings,
wool, Mrs. A. C. Welln, 2nd. Mrs. Waddell; best knitted seeks, Mrs. A. C.
Wolla, 2nd, Mrs. Calvert; best knitted
John Scott, 2nd, Barber  Bros;   best lu- j gloves, Mr:;. A.  C.   Wells, 2nd, Mrs. A.
"an corn, Huld,   J Recce;   bost bale of   C. Forrer; best knitted mil:", Mrs. A. C. •
ler;   best early rone pota- i Forrer,   2nd,  Mrs
bay, Carl I
toes, H A Hicks, 2nd, S Elliott; 'best.
bushel early, any oilier variety, John
Kirkland; bent, lm.ili.-l burbauk seedlings;
Mrs U'nddell, 2nd, J llocec; best bwd'i. I
any late variety, Jaiiies Faidkn.n-, 2nd,
William Arili'in'; best luialiel wniie >.z;u;
Jubilee ranch best bushel any new
variety, John Kirkland, 2nd, John Kb-k-
liuid; best three, varieties, KAHiok-;;
2nd, William Arthur; bens mangold
wurtzel, long and red, J Keeee, 2nd, jno
MeKee; bent mangold wurtzel, globe,
William Arthur, 2nd, Thomas tvleNeu ey:
beat sugar beets, William Arthur, 2nd,
Arthur Bros: bint carrots, long red,
Thomas MoNeeley, 2nd, li Groyell; bust
carrots, white, '•■', Greyell, 2nd, J Reece;
beat Swecdish turnips, J Reece, 2nd,
James Faulkner; best pumpkins, \Y ii
Skinner, 2nd, J Recce; best field cabbage, Thomaa MoNeeley.
Miscellaneous.— Best sot ot iron harrows, provincial make, S Elliott; hammered horse sheen, S Elliott; fancy horno
shoe, S Elliott; best diiplay ot home
shoes, y Elliott; best gentleman's leg
boots, J L Waddell; 2nd, J I, Waddell;
bent gentleman's laco boots, J L Waddell; best pair ladies' bocts, ,T L Wad-
dell; 2nd, J L Waddell; best pair boys'
boots, J L Waddell; best honey dish, iu
comb, J Kirk-hind,. 2nd, E Greyell; currant wine, Mrs Hutcherson; best salmon
preserved iu tins, l'l A Wadhams, 2nd,
do, E A Wadhams; best assortment of
preserved fruits, Mrs Hutcherson; atuil'-
ed birds or animals, Barber Bros.
Fruit.—Best 12 Gravcnsteins, E Greyell, 2nd, H A Hioks; best other fall variety, E Greyell, 2nd, A C Wells; best
russets, II Webb, 2nd, J Kirklaud; bent
22 other winter variety, J Kirkland, 2nd,
C O'Brien; best varieties, 13 of each, J
Kirkland, 2nd, Win Arthur; best six
varieties, ti of each, E Greyoll; fall variety, best, Thos McNeely, 2nd, John
Kirklaud; best winter variety, A Taylor,
2nd, C J*- Green; best three varieties
pears, 6 of each, Win Arthur, 2nd, John
Kirkland; best plums, cooking, H Kirklaud, 2nd, H A Hicks; best prunes,
green, J Kirkland; best prunes, dry, W
Arthur, 2ml, E Greyell; best crab apples,
Arthur Bros.; best black currants, H A
Hicka; bc.nt blackberries, J Kirklaud,
2nd, H A Hioks; beat collection fruit,
E Greyell.
Flowers..—Best two geraniums in
pots, Mias Parmiter, 2nd, Mrs Hutcherson; best fiichias, II J Kirkland, 2nd,
Misa Parmiter; best any other, iu pots,
Misa Parmiter, 2nd, Mrs Hutcherson;
best hanging basket, Mrs Hutcherson,
2nd, Mrs H N Rich; beet collection of
stocks, eut ilowet-.s, Mm. Hutcherson,
2nd, Mrs II J Kirkland; best collection
astora, Mrs Hutcherson, 2nd, Miss P:ir-
initer; best collection ninnias, Mrs, Hutcherson, 2nd, Mrs H N Rich; best collection verbenas, Mrs H N Rich, 2nd,
Mrs. Hutcher.-ou; best collection pansies,
double, Mrs Hutcherson, 2nd, Mrs H N
Rich; beat collection dahlias, single, Mrs
Hutclieraim, 2nd, Mrs Rich; beat collection everlasting, Mrs Rich, 2nd, Mrs II
J Kirkland; best bouquet, table, Mrs
Rioh, 2nd, Mrs Hutcherson; best bouquet, hand, Mrs H J Kirkluud, 2nd Mrs
Hutcherson; best floral ornament, Miss
Parmiter; 2nd, Mrs Hutcherson.
Special Prizes.—F G Stricklond &
Co., for person taking most prizes in
Divisions A B, C and D, one Buford T k
S, 14-iucli plow, value, $25, John Mc-
Keo, Sr; F G Strickland k Co., for peraon taking moat prizes in Division H, one
Maxwell Diamond Drair Harrow, ""
teeth, value, 1525, J Reece; Thomas
McNeely, for best Bull of auy kind,
cash, H D Benson; H T Reed k Co., for
peraon taking most prizes in lirst nine
classes in Division H, one grind stone
(tread power attachment), value, 810,
Jubilee Ranch; W H Ladner, foi best
exhibit of horses, mares, fillies and geldings, of one family (not leas thun aix),
cash, Paul Ladner; John McKee k Sons,
for best six fat cattle, cash, John McKee, sr.; H D Bcnaon, for best sucking
colt, by Prince Charley, No. 514, Scotch
Register, cash, D Stewart; H D Benson,
for boat sucking colt, by King Henry,
caah, J D Pemberton; Vancouvor News-
Advertiser, best exhibit roll butter, cash,
87, K E Kittson; Vancouver News-
Advertiser, for poraon taking first
prize, Class 23, Division 3, oaoh,
$5, E Greyoll; Vancouver jVeits-
Adverliser, for taking most prizes
in Divisions A, B, C, D, and E, ono copy
(for each di'd-'o'i) nf Wi** Weekly News-
Advertiser for one year, vnlno, each copy,
?2, John MoKee, sr.; Kennedy Bros,,
for person taking most prizes iu Division
F, cash, So, R, E Kittsou; Kennedy
Bros,, for person taking moat prizes in
first nino classes in Division H, Daily
Columbian one year, value, §8, J Reece;
Kenuedy Bro3., for porson taking most
Mra. A. C. IVells; best
darned socks, Mrs. H. E. Falconer, 2nd,
Mi.ns Woodward; best hand sewing, Miss
Woodward, 2nd, Mrs. Falconer; 2nd
best tidy, worsted, Mra. H. Ii Hicka;
:-.; t tidy, oottou, Mrs. C. I-'. Green. 2nd,
Minn Lasaiter; best silk tidy, Mrs. Wadded: best child's buggy i tig, Mrs. A. E.
Forrer; best floor mat, Mrs. F. P. l\aitt,
2nd, .Mrs. Waddell.
Fine Arts.—Best water color painting, Miss Woodward, 2nd, Mins Wood-
WHid; best painting on satin, Mrs. H. E.
Falconer, 2nd, Miss Woodward; beat
map drawing, plain, Stonewall Watson,
2nd, Malley'Tingley.
SPIRITS OR HUMBUG.
.1 aii'ttngu Huu Sn.vs ami Slou* Strange
Things, anil Cliiirgcs Thein G i»
lo lite shades.
aecond prizca in Division F, Weekly
Columbian for one year, value, $2, R E
Kittson; H M Cunningham k Co., for
person taking 1st prize, Class 3, Division
F, ono Clark's window llowor holder,
valuo, .?5, Mrs Gowdy; J Kirkland, for
stallion of any kind, cash, $10, HD Bon-
aou; Alex. Gilchrist, boat apooimen of
handwriting (by any pupils of schools in
tbo municipality), cash, $2, Katie Beadlestou; 2nd, cash, Stonewall Wataon.
LADIES Work.—Best arasine work,
Misa Woodward, 2nd, Misa Woodward;
best riek raok, Miss Woodward, 2nd,
Misa Woodward; gentleman's slippers.
Miss Woodward, 2nd, Mins Woodwind;
best pillow i-Juun, Mrs. John Kirkland,
2nd, II. l'l, Hicka; bcBt darned net, Mrs.
A. i-J. Forrer; bent fancy quilt, cotton,
F. F. Raitt, 2nd, H. E. Falconer; best
Wednesday iiicht u OoLUSIBIAN representative, accompanied by a friend,
called  upon  Dr.  ScheUinger at   his
rooms iu a well-known Columbia street
boarding house.   This visit wns at'the
earnest solicitation of the person above
named, and not through any curiosity
or excusable  inquisitiveness  on the
partof the writer.   The doctor does*
little mild advertising and calls himself  u "tent medium" and "healer,"
and these are capable of translation
into just what the mind of the subject of them chooses.    Some call it
humbug, rot, rubbish, nonsense, chicanery, legerdemain, and a blaukety
blank  swindle, while others  call  it
something r.ot so bad, and others don't
know what to call it.   The reporter
and his  comrade  were  shown   into
the waiting room, the doctor being
busy with otlier visitors.   Some interesting scraps of tho conversation going
on between them, overheard involuntarily, wero uot of a reassuring kind.
Some  Hli'oiig minded  gentleman waa
refusing to pay the bill nnd using language more emphatic than pel te. Soon
the audience chamber door wna opened
and the representative of tho people
entered in.   The doctor is a great man
for shaking bunds, and given the right
a-'m plenty of muscular exercise in that
way.   He invited the visitors to be
seated and then  carefully explained
that ho wns in direct communication
with Hie otlier world nud co'dd tell
anything ilia visitors wanted to know.
During this conversation sundry subdued tappings, like a telegraph clicker
with n bad cold, could  be heard, aud
tlm doctor wonld stop now and again
and say, "what is it, guide?" (lie calls
the invisible individual who does the
tapping   business   "guide.').      The
"guide" would answer with u hurricane of tups and raps, to which the
doctor nods his head and makes such
remarks   as,  "Ah!" "oli, yes," "in-
doed, is thnt ao?" "well, all right"—
like a   person speaking through the
telephone.   The doctor began operations  by having one of hia visitor!
write out a number of names of persons living and dead, and nlso  the
name of the writer himself.   These
names were cut from the sheet, folded
up and thrown into a hat, which wu
vigorously shaken; then the doctor, all
the time asking questions about the
names, look the Blips from the hat and
requested the spirit to toll hiin which
was the writer's name, and which were
dead  and which living.    Sometimes
the  doctor hit  it  rightly,   and  hii
guesses were very clover,  but   sometimes lie was badly oft'.   After a good
deal ni   this   kind  of  thing, during
which his auditors were not at all impressed with either aurprise or admiration,   the   doctor's   Ince    nuddenly
shrivelled  up in a horrible manner,
liko tho countenance of n man who has
talon a bite of n lemon, or bitten the
ond of his tongue; hiB head sank down
between   his   shoulders   and  strong
spasms shook his frame;  then, grabbing a hand of each of the visitors he
began a strange kind   T monologue,
something iu the form of an incanta-
ll.ii..   Thi: Ir.stod some ivdm-tos during which ho had hauled both his unfortunate  auditors to their feet r.nd
jerked them back and forward a number of times.   At longth tho "lit" was
off and the old gentleman, with all the
worst symptoms of a man abont to
sneer.-, came to.   A harangue on the
tobacco habit and its evils concluded
the seance and his visitors took their
leave, one of them nt least having hie
ideas  of  spiritualism  more strongly
confirmed and  feeling more assured
thun ever that tho whole thing is an
impudent piece of humbug,
The customs authorities nt Montreal
aro Invoal igating a now smuggling caae.
They have seized a yacht and somo
twenty two barrels of whiskey at Point
Levis. Fivo men in the vessel ran
away on the approach of tho oflicers.
A Mr. Motlittof Carthage, 111, has
been notified that he is heir to one-fifth
of S-lli,000,000, VOLUME 34.
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. G, OCTOBER 9, 188£.
-^imu.i-JU.'a,i,s'Moi,^M,.,vreff-AW^^
NO. 41.
Weekly British Columbian
■Ji eilncsdiij- Morning, Uot. ii, 1881).
The action of the meeting of tho
{provincial agricultural association
last Friday night, in deciding to hold
the next annual exhibition also in
this city, hns occasioned some discussion in various quarters and the
propriety of the action is even ail'eot-
.•3(1 to lie culled in question#by a fow.
It wis Victoria's turn, say these
ftender hearted and ultra-honorable
i (if such a thing could be) people,
arid Westminster has taken a bite
off lier island sister's apple. Oh,
dear ! Poor, down-trodden Viotoria!
Tiie spectacle is almost mirth-pro
voicing, if it were not also a little
•bit significant, and, perhaps, prophetic. Just imagine, the old Royal
City, which for all these years has
been accustomed to be uniformly
sat upon, snubbed, defrauded, given
cold erow, so to speak, for breakfast,
dinner and supper, and a shakedown in the garret over night; just
imagine, we say, this same meek
and mild "comporosity" putting in
its thumb and pulling out a plum
(Victoria's plum J and exclaiming,
"Oh, what a smart boy am 11"
"TJien look at the ultra-honorables
(seme of them mainlanders, too)
crying "Stop thief!" and say if the
"smart boy," startled at his own
temerity and the hysterical voice of
his accusers, will drop the plum,
like a hot spud, and stammer, "I
didn't mean ter." Not much ; the
"smart boy" hns been taking elixir
the last few years, and is getting
precocious in his old age. Turn
about is only fair play. Besides,
there is no larceny involved, as the
ultra-honorables would have us believe, in the rape of the plum. It
•wns for the good of the plum as well
as of the "smart boy" that tho
transference was made in this instance, IE poor old Victoria has
got so decrepit that it cannot look
out for its own interests any more,
it deserves, to lose what it hasn't got
spunk and gumption enough to hold
and improve. We commend the
picture crudely outlined above to
tbe versatile lecturer and caricaturist of Grip, now in our midst. To
• drop figures of speech: Westminster did perfectly right in using her
utmost endeavors (which were successful) to have the next annual
show held in this city, as the last
one was. This is where the exhibi-
-tion can be made most successful as
a truly provincial affair. The people of the Royal Oity have shown
tbat they thoroughly appreciate this
fact, and that they can and will
make the annual provincial show a
grand and perfect success on every
occasion, ln no other place in the
province are the conditions nearly
so favorable for success, and for the
educing of the greatest good to the
greatest possible number. These
■considerations, apart from a sectional view of the case, should entitle Westminster to be confirmed
in the permanent holding of the
provincial exhibition and in receiving the annual grant for that purpose. We would not say, however,'
that the island should not have a
-separate show, with government assistance. We believe it should.
But it is too mueh liko the mountain
going to Mahomet for the mainland
to continue to attempt to attend a
provincial exhibition held at Victoria every otlier year, and the Royal
City deserves praiso instead of censure for having had the courage to
fracture a moss-grown amulet and
get out of au obsolete rut. Whatever the upshot may bo—whether
the present rather inconsiderable
annual government grant of §1,000
will be divided between the mainland and the island or not—whether
there shall continue to be u provincial show in name—one thing is
certain, a grand annual show,
which will lm, "provincial" in reality,
-will continue to lie held on the
mainland, and the Royal City is the
place, par excellence, to hold it.
A correspondent whoso letter we
printed in our Saturday's issue spoke
-in rapturous terms of the wonderful
size of the fruit displayed at the
provincial exhibition held in the
Queen's park last week. The praise
was well deserved, although to an
outside reader it might appear ex-
travuLa.nt. We have seen, and
therefore believe; but it is not very
remarkable if persons who read the
accounts 'through the press, of tho
colossal size and marvellous flavor
of the fruit of British Columbia,
but have never had tho opportunity
of proving the trustworthiness of
accounts whicli must appear exaggerated, smile incredulously. That
the district of New Westminster is
capable of raising' immetiso quantities of fruit, ns good as uny in the
world probably, is beyond question,
and the knowledge of this fact
ahould result in a great and lusting
source of wealth. Years ago, Mr.
Gladstone, speaking to his tenantry,
advised them to turn tlieir attontion
to the cultivation of fruit. At the
-time tho great statesman wus laugh
ed at for proposing a scheme which
the so-called agricultural authorities
regarded as the idea of an enthusiastic amateur, or else tho mere talk
of a landlord hard pressed for something to say to a disheartened community, suffering from a series of
bad grain crops. But time has
proved Mr. Gladstone's advice to bo
wholesome, and small fruit farms
are beginning to be looked upon as
a good investment. All over the
old country they aro springing up,
and in the county of Kent, moro
particularly, miles upon miles of
glass houses have this summer been
erected. Tho Fruiterers' Company,
of tho city of London, recently offered a prize for the best essay on
fruit culture, and the three judges
appointed to decide the award wen
mon pro-emi'ient for their export
knowledge of the subject treated.
Thoy were Mr. Rivers, who first
made the cultivation of dwarf fruit
trees a successful business; Mr
Barrow, who is the head of tho
world-renowned Ohiswick gardens,
and Shirly Hibbard, to praise whom
would merely bo to gild refined gold.
That an antiquated guild like tho
Fruiterers' Company should at last
have awakened to its duty and gone
to work to help an industry it was
founded to assist, but which it has
so long neglected, is proof positive
of an awakened and widespread
public interest in the cultivation of
fruit. Theso three judges, whilst
agreed that wild or virgin ground
will do to plant trees, aro of opinion
that no soil is better suited for orchard purposes than that whicli has
been in cultivation for years. We
may, therefore, assume tbat, as yet,
British Columbia has merely produced a comparatively poor display
of fruit, and that, as the earth is
brought more into cultivation, the
fruit will assume larger size and
fuller flavor. Already this province
is second to none for its fruit, but if
Messrs. Rivers, Barrow and Hibbard are to be believed, the marvellous apples, pears, peaches, and
what not, we have beheld quite recently, are merely dwarfs to those
which will be grown when our farms
have been a few years under systematic cultivation. Such a prospect is very gratifying to those of
us (and who does not!) who love
this fair country of ours. At last
something has been done to tako
our light from under the bushel, and
if only the good move made by sending exhibits to Toronto is followed
up, and no opportunity lost of sending specimens of our almost miraculous productions far and wide across
the length and breadth of the American continent, and beyond the seas
to the countries of the old world,
for exhibition, the result will be
without doubt an increased knowledge and appreciation of our Eldorado, an influx of sinow and muscle,
and a flowing in of capital, and, in
the not far distant future, new industries springing from the canning
unci preserving of fruit will rival
the enterprising activity of the salmon canneries, wliich are a legitimate source of pride to every British Columbian,
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
The latest difficulty that lias presented itself to the promoters of the
World's Fair of 1892 is connected
with the operation of the contract
labor law, which, as it stands, will
prevent the importation of the numerous laborers and artisans who will
be employed by the foreign exhibitors, and even of foreign salesmen,
clerks, cashiers, etc. It has boen
suggested that the law should be
amended to covor the case, but it is
feared that such a step would
arouse the indignation of tho home
labor element. In the meantime
New York and Chicago continue to
press their respective claims to the
honor of holding the exhibition,
whilo in New York there is a pretty
quarrel over tbe proposed site in
that city.
A heart trust, or a lover's trust,
has boen organized in Baltimore,
Maryland. It is a secret organization,
the object boing to protect its members from hasty or ill-advised marriages. As soon as a member feels
that he is falling in lovo he is pledged to make the fact known to the
organization, when a committee is
specially appointed to investigate
the matter and advise him. All
of wliich may be done vory well in
Baltimore, but out in this section
it would not work. A Westminster
belle has a fellow over head and
ears in lovo beforo ho knows what
ails him. Sho don't give him ti
chance to let any club know that ho
'fools that he is falling in love" until he is thero, fast and sure, beyond tho reach of investigation or
advice.
Tho peculiar qualities inseparable
from journalistic succoss is one of
those things wliich no fellow can understand. Tho Daily Graphic of
New York has suspended publication
after a varying fortuno of seventeen
years. Tho Graphic was started in
1873 as the only illustrated daily paper in the world on a  ready money
Children Cryfor
oapital of $500,000, and patents on
process work whieh practically gave
it a monopoly. Oupoble and successful journalists were employed, and
the paper was sold at the low rate of
five cents a copy. Tho Graphic
however, was never able to secure itself on a solid foundation. Establishing newspapers, concludes the
New York World, is like opening
mines. For every bonanza there are
hundreds of sink-holes into which
money may be poured to any extent
without the least chance of getting
any of it out again.
A physician of Stockton, Cal.,
has discovered a new and very
singularly applied treatment for
consumption, wliich, so far as tried,
is working wonders. Iodine and
carbolic acid are mixed in about
equal parts. A teaspoonful of
the mixture, with three or four
drops of glycerine added, is put into a syringe especially prepared for
the purpose, having a long hollow
needle, somewhat longer than the
needle of a hypodermic syringe.
This needle is stuck through the
wall of the chest and into the lung
at the sore spot, and the liquid is
injected into tho sore. Tho acid,
being an insecticide, kills tbe microbes, and the iodine acts also as a
disinfectant, while the glycerine has
a soothing effect. But the main
point is the killing of the microbes,
after which nature is the chief agont
of restoration. The good effects of
this remedy are said to bo well attested.
The action of the Protestant committee of the Quebec council of public instruction in relation to the
SG0.O0O voted to it to balance the
Jesuit grant has been somewhat
misunderstood in Ontario. The
committee offers to accept the money
"on condition that the trust be restored," and that the government
allow the committee control of the
principal as well as tha intorest.
The trust referred to is tho result of
the sale of the Jesuit property. According to the Jesuit estates act the
legislature, after the sale of the proporty, can do as it pleases with the
money; in fact, can divert it from
the purpose to which it was to have
been applied—education. The Protestant committee says practically:
—"Grant the Jesuits 8100,000 out
of the publio funds and give us if 60,-
000 for i \ication out of the same
funds if y u will, but leave the proceeds of the estates that are to go
to education untouched."—Mail.
A Victoria Opinion.
The Victoria Times of Saturday last,
speaking of the provincial exhibition,
says: The exhibition was brought to a
succesBfnl termination on Friday night.
Tho weather on the last two days
oould not havo been more favorable,
and the attendance was very large.
The visitors came from Vancouvor by
special excursion trains in hundreds
and from overy point on tho river,
Victoria and Vancouver Island generally, no doubt on account of the distance, and expense and time involved
making the journey, wero not well
represented. This is unfortunate for
several reasons. The "mainlanders"
took advantago of it to prove that the
"islanders" had not tho cause of agriculture, etc., really ut heart, and
therefore the "provincial" in future
ought to remain permanently at New
Westminster, the centro of the farming interest. This feeling was very
generally expressed by the cLizens of
WestminBter and by not a few of tho
most enterprising farmers of Chilliwack and tho Delta district, who,
although admitting tho existence of al-
unwritten law that provided for the
holding of the show alternately on thb
mainland and island, subject, of
course, to a voto of the members,
woro of tho opinion that the time had
arrived for New Westminater to ussert
its claim to tho "provincial" us its exclusive properiy. The splendid enterprise of the citizens in erecting buildings and in preparing grounds, all in
the course of a few months, was pointed to with satisfaction, and the credit
of possessing tho most suitable structures for such a purpose uuqestionably
must bo given to the royal city. Thoso
considerations, assisstcd to sonic extent by the spirit of sectionalism or
antagonism, which cannot bo ignored,
wus the cause uf the summary disruption uf tlio bond at the annual meeting last night. Perhaps, on tbo whole
it will result in good to both sections.
It is needless to particularize in the
various departments. The oxhibition
on tho whole, was an unqualified suc-
cesa. Tho show of horses and cattle
wus the host we havo seen in tho province, while fruits and roots woro not
inferior, if indeed they did not surpass the displays in the sumo lino at
Victoria last yoar.
Illicit Healings.
Recent reports from the north disclose an alarming increaso in the illicit, business of supplying liquor to Indiana. The offenders are nhites,
whose modo of operations is to steal
into shoro in their sloops with barrels
of firo water. A fow days ngo n sloop
manned by several white men was confiscated at Alert Jiay and the mon woro
on trial at tho time our informant left
thore. North of Oape Mudge tho
traflic in whisky is carried on to an
alarming extent; but south of that a
commendable vigilance has reduced it
to a minimum,—Times.
Pitcher's Castoria.
reo
A fain ol'llie Sea»*-Tlie Nom-oHS E-lcEis ill*
n fttilpM (Ircw.-TIic Cai'penlci'a' atrike.
Special to The Columiiian.
Victoria, Oct. 8.—Tho carpentors
in the city are all on striko, causing a
general cessation of building operations. Tho men demand thot 9
hours shall cons; tin o a day's work.
The demand will probably be granted
nud work resumed to-morrow.
The British bark Norcross arrivod
Sunday, 147 days from England, consigned to Tumor, Bceton Ss Oo. On
Aug. 7 in Int. 48, south long. 78, weBt,
bIio picked up the crew of the American ahip Win. McGilveary, Capt, Dunbar, which had just been abandoned.
Tho McGilveary belonged to Sears-
port, Muiiio, and was bound from
Pisngna, Peru, to New York with 1,-
700 tons of nitrate. The vessol became leaky, and the crew pumped continuously for 11 days, but could not
koop her clour of water. The captain
and crow wero picked up immediately
aftor abandoning their ship, whioh
foundered. Eiglit of tho crew were
afterwards transferred to tho British
ship Indian Empire, bound from Iqui-
qui to London. Tho rest wero brought
here. Capt. Dunbur and tho crew
saved nothing but the clothes tiiey
stood in.
This issue of tho Weekly Columbian,
containing us it does the fullest report
of the lato provincial exhibition in
this city, as well as lots of other interesting matter, is a splendid number to
sond abroad to friends and others. A
limited numbor of extra copies have
been printed, and muy ba obtained at
this offico for 10 cents a copy.
Wholesale «Hy Market,
Bee!,   per ICO I bs. live weight 8 1 00 @ 4 59
Pork              "         100 % 1 60
Mutton          "         SOOBJ 9 00
Potatoes.now"        75 @ 190
Cabbage       "        50t9 100
Onlous         "        100® 150
Wheat          "        150® 0 00
Oats             "        100® 125
Pens               "         125® 150
Hav,        per ton     10 09 ® 14 00
Butter (rolls) per It  25®    80
Cheeso,             "    .14®    15
Eggs,      perdoz  S3 (a)     40
Cordwood (retail) per cord  3 59 @ 4 00
Apples, per box  80® 100
Hldeslnr'u) per 100 lbs  4 00® 6 00
"   larvl       "       -  5 00® 9 00
Wool, per lb  9®    11
Meteorological Report for IVcck Ending
Oct. 5, 1889.
MAX. MIN. RAIN.
Sunday 80.0 (M.9 1.25
Monday 57.0 50.0 1.01
Tuesday 68.0 60.0 .89
Wednesday 50.0 60.0 .80
Thursday 07.0 60.0
Frldny ..' 71.0 59.0
Snturduy 00.0 49.0
A. Peele, Capt'n..
TOwn Sub-/ wu tick, vt gars her Culorin,
When lhe wm a Child, she cried for Cutorls,
When she became Misa, ahe clang to Cutoria,
Wan thi lud Children, eho fare them Cutorii
T. C. ATKINSON,
BARRISTEIt, SOLICITOR, Ao, Offlces-
Mosohlo Building, New Westminster,
B.C.  ;   dwlo   .
ARMSTRONG *. KOKSTEIN,
BARRISTERS,   SOLICITORS,   ETC-
Masonlc Building,  New Westmln-
sier, H. (J,  dwmy4to
(OIIIIOI lit, -Hilllll. 4 JENNS,
BARRISTERS, SOLICITOUS, etc. Oillces—Mnsonlo Buildings, Now West-
minatcr. and Vancouver, B. C.        dwtc
A. C. BRYDONE-JACK, SI. A.,
BARRISTER,   SOLICITOR, -NOTARY
Public, &c.    Offlco in tlio Ilamley
Building, Columbia St., opposito tboCoI-
onlal Hotol* dwnugto
JOSEPH E. OAYNOR, B.A„LL.Q.
GOLD MEDALIST ol the UnivcrsllJ ot
Dublin. IIAKRISTER-AT-LAW of
Iho High Court o( Justice, Ireland. Oillces,
Corner McKonzio A Olarkaon Sts., New
Westminster. dwfc2l(o
O. W. GRANT,
A RCHITECT.  Oflice—Corner Mnry nnd
A  Clarkson Sts,, Westminster,   dwlo
ALBERT J.  HILL.
(M.Can.Soc.C.E.),
CIVIL ENGINEER, LAND SURVEYOR
and   DRAUGHTSMAN.     Hainloy
Bloclt, New Westminster.        dwnn2Jito_
Strayed Heifer.
A RED HEIFER WITH TWO ROUND
murks on the lett ear. Tho owner
can recover samo by proving property and
paying nil expeiiHCii. „    ■
1 " BRIO ANDERSON,
woc'.lnil Langley Prairie.
Ground W For Si,
Ground l'eas $30 00
"     Barley  30 00
"        "   and Pens, mixed  30 00
"     Oats      "      " 1—i peas 20 00
' I-'    "   27 00
"     Oata  20 00
TERMS CASH on delivery for tbo nbovo
low pricea.
All grain thoroughly cleaned alter being
»s.Cnsh pnld for flrst-olasB barley nnd
"'"-'•'• LANGLEY MILLS,
Langley, B. O.
jas. Hassock, proprietor. ouOw
Mail Contract.
SEALED TENDERS. ADDRESSED TO
tho Postintistci' (loneral will lio received nt Ottawa until noon,on Eriility,
!J3nd November, for tho convcyiuico of
Hor Majesty's Mails omiproposed. Contract for four yoais.oncQ por week each
way, between AitiflVfjroYOand Mount [>h-
man, from tlie 1st January noxt.
Tlio eonveyasco lo bo mado on horso-
baelcoron foot, at tho option ot tho contractor,
Printed notices containing further information as to condition", of proposed
contract may be soen ami btfltih forms of
tender muy he obtained ut. the poKtofllccN
of Aldorgrovo and Mount Lehman and al
this otllce,
E. JI. FLETCHER,
Post omco Inspector.
Post Ollico Inspector's Offlce,
Victoria, 27th September, lSiiU.
oc9w3t
louncement
jacket! & White.
-TO THE PUBLIC GENERALLY WHO WISH TO RECEIVE FlILL
I VAHJE for monoy spent, we would bog to call attontion to our largo and
well selected stook of GENERAL MERCHANDISE. The most of our
Fall Goods have now arrived, and we can allow a splondid assortment and GOOD
VALUE in
STAPLE and FANCY DRY GOODS
MEN'S   FURNISHINGS,
BOOTS    AT*TD   SHIQIES,
Hardware, aud all the leading brands of
FINE GROCERIES.
Our store is entirely too small to display onr gooda satisfactorily, so kindly
ask for what yon do not see. It will bo a pleasure to show our goods. Wo know
thore is monoy in tlio country, if nono at Blackett k White's. Aa wo have determined to get aomo, wo will sell for the next few months at pricoa whioh will defy
competition and compel people to buy. We make no leaders on anything, but
will sell all classes of goods at bedrock prices. Do not fail to call aud ace our goods
and got prices, and wo will guarantoo you will save Money and be satisfied.
Please cut this out and paste it in your lut for easy reference   Yours respectfully,
BLACKETT & WHITE,
L.A.ID-T&L.EIIZ'-,  B.  C
woclml
nti Gitj Fmidry I lias Ms k
(tilMITBE)
Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Iron and Brass Founders
HAVING GREATLY INCREASED THEIR PREMISES AND MACHIN-
ery, aro in a position to undertako tlie conatruction and repaira of Murine
ami Stationary Engines aud Boilers, Milling, Mining and Cannery
Machinery, aa well aa Castings and ForgingS of every description.
Estimates given;  all work guaranteed.
D. CARTMEL, A. McKELVIE,
General Manager. dwjlHtc Meoiunioai Manager.
Ladies' KID BOOTS
 AT	
GRANT & MACLURE'S
dwtc
P. G. STRICKLAND & Ci
Mig ant Agricnlt
We have the Largest and Finest Stock of
CARRIAGES, PHAETONS, HANDY MARKET & CHURCH WAGONS
IN THE MARKET.  AIL OUB RIGS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED.
Repairs of all kinds neatly and promptly done.
F. C. STRICKLAND & CO.
sc3dw Wehater's Building, Westminster, B. C.
GENERAL & SHELF HARDWARE,
Including Tools of all kinds of tho best makes; "Cross-cut & Iland-Saws,
Barbed Wire for Fencing, and all the necessary Utensils for Farming;
Pulley Blocks, Snatch Blocks, Rope & Chain in all sizes; Pitch,'
Tar & Oakum; Tarred and Plain Paper for Building) Paints & Oils
in all oolora; l.i<|ilid Paints in all shades; Floor Paints ready to uao; Grind
Stonesi Wall Paper in all deaigns; Brooms & Brushes for all purposes;
Imbricating Oils; Traps of all descriptions, and a genoral assortment of j
Agricultural Implements,
to- Special attontion givon to ordors by mail.
T. T. TTZJ^T'T' ez CO.,
dwjly3to
Columbia Stkeet, New Westminster.
fl
REAL ESTATE BROKERS,
Financial and Insurance Agents./
Property for Salo in all parts of the City and Suburbs. Wo also have liatodaomo .
of the fineat farming land in the Province. MONEY TO LOAN. HOUSES TO '
RENT. Agents for tho Confederation Life Association of Toronto, tho London
Guarantee and Accident Co., Limited. General Agonta for Britiah Columbia for
tho Ainoricnn Steam Boiler Insuranco Co. of New York, tic Royal and Atlas Firo
Aasuranco Companies ct England, Union Fire and Marino Insuranco Co. of San
Francisco, South Britiah Firo and Marino Insurance Co. of Now Zealand.'
—omegs	
NEW AVESTMINS'fER—Columbia Stroet, Bank of B. C. Blook.
' VANCOUVER.—Haatinga Stroet, opposito tlio Post Ollloo.
dwaolOtc
RAE
, [SHJUCESSOB TO I).  Mcl'HADEN]
DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF FIRST-CLASS
EQ MU MM n.     *Mx «D »
Coffees Roasted antl Ground on tlio Promises.   Fino Teas u Specialty.
Uwly _*»_«-.COLUMBIA STREET" »""- VOLUME 31
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WEEKLY BRITISH COLOMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, OCTOBER 9, 1680.
NO. il.
HEARTS OF OAK.
A Visit lo II.M.S. Iciirim. A I'loallug Bat*
I cry.  Jolly Tars and B-cr-
feei Dlacliillne.
Much intei'OBt lias been felt in  and
curiosity bestowed upon the two  tiuo
littlo ships of war lately at  anchor off
our docks, by tho peoplo of tho  roynl
city.   Nut to be behind hand  when a
question of inquiaitivonoss   wus to bo
sottlod, a representative of The Columbian with that organ  highly  developed, borrowed  a   boat   Saturday
afternoon and rowed out to the ships.
As tho crows of the two  vessels  were
busy storing sail, he, and whole boat
loads of all ranks of city  sooiety, had
to rest on thoir oars u few miuutea, At
last the final knot  having  been  tied
and ropo neatly coiled up,   permission
was given tho poopio to come  aboard.
Up tlio accommodation  ladder they
went, and each party as it reached the
main deck was trotted off lu charge of
a bJuo jacket or officer.   Having  accomplished tho ceremony   of  saluting
tho quavtei'-deok, tho captain not being
aboard, und all tiio chief officers being
busy, tho writer was taken in   tow by
a fino young sailor, nud tho   first  object presented for  consideration   was
' one of tho live inch guns.   This protty
little weapon is^tcn or twelve feet'long,
und a sight of tlio intricate mechanism
of tho breech is enough to givo anyone
but a watchmaker brain   fever.   The
blue jacket obligingly throw  open the
breech with a fow turns of  the   wrist.
and   disclosed   to  view   tlie  borii of
tho    gun,   shining    bright   as   polished silver and with   rifling  almost
deep enough to lay the littlo linger iu.
Tho port out of wliich tins pretty  toy
smiles engagingly  is  so  constructed
that the gun can bc trained   fore   and
aft and at any angle of  depression or
elevation.   Tho gun works on a  semicircular track with all distances cut in
tho brass.   At the top nl tho gun  and
alongside are tho  sights  for  gauging
the Bpeed of tho enemy, also  for  giving the speed of tliu ship.   Theso  instruments aro  nioBt   delicately  constructed and   adjusted.    The   projectile ia ponderous and tho rnngo tremendous.    A row uf lhe missiles is ranged
neatly along the inner side of the bulwark, which ia high enough to prevent
the head of the tallest man from boing
seen from  without.   Climbing  up to
tho quarter-deck several Jack tars wore
found sowing up rents in   tho  signalling flags.   The decks in   ull   parts of
the ship were clean enough to serve na
tables, but the quarterdeck  wns immaculate, and the metal   work  shone
again in tho sunlight.  Mounted  un a
strong iron standard ut the  starboard
quarter aft was found the Nordeiifeldt
gun.   The sailor carefully  explained
the methud oi construction and operation.   At the breech  of  tho gun is a
kind of hopper magazine  into  wliich
are pitched twenty cartridges; tho operator seizes a handlo projecting horizontally from the right sido of the gun
and can tiro the cartridges as  quickly
as he  pleases.   The  range  is 1,000
yards and the bullets aro rather  smaller than hen eggs.   The gun  can  be
depressed to an almost  perpendicular
pitch for the benefit of boats attempting to board.   It mny bo  noted  here
that tho board for uninvited guests on
these ships  is  very   poor,  although
served piping hot. Tlie Nordenfeldt is
held in high estimation in the navy ns
it completely supersedes the antiquated grape  nnd  canister    A  constant
stream of heavy bullets can bo kept up
at a range where the  heat  rifles  are
totally useleaa.   Near by, under a mo-
hogany cover, aloud tho Gardner gun,
an    even   more    delicate   piece  of
mechanism than ita co-partner in destruction, the Nordenfeldt. It is mainly
constructed of brass and   the  interior
arrangement  of  the  breech is  very
complicated.   A handle, being turned,
a loud clicking noiso is   heard, caused
by the hammers striking the  butts uf
the cartridges,  and   the   machinery
working that throws  out  tho  empty
cartridge cases. The boro of the Gardner is about the same us a Snider rille.
This guu oan, like the Nordenfeldt, bo
made to  tire  very   rapidly,   and the
range is auch  that  a  Martini-Henry
would be no better than a pea-shooter
alongside of it.   Needless to  observe
each piece and part of the gun  shone
like the inside uf a new watch.   When
in aotion a long brass standard is  elevated at right angles on top of tho gun,
on this is slipped  the  self-supplying
magazine.   Just behind the Gardner
was the electric  aenrch  light  with a
disc larger  than a  locomotive  head
light.   The system of lighting  is  the
arc, and the carbons' are  remarkably
largo  and  powerful.     Objects  four
miles nway   enn  be   distinguished on
the darkest night, and the duiker  tho
night the hotter.   Leaving the quarter
deck, the steering gear  was next  inspected.   The wheels are  situated on
j   the main dock under the forward   pro.
|) jectiou of the orlop  deck.   All  kinds
of nautical  scientific  gauges  nnd instruments are   hero  found'.'   Immediately behind the  wheol   house   is the
magazine with u notice overhead   saying ''Mngnzine Closed."   In   a  little
rack vore noticed twenty   huge  navy
revolvers for the use  of  the  officers,
k These weapons wore  all   (irmly   fas-
toned down, possibly to prevent a repetition of the pranks  of   the   Greek
visitors aboard the squadron nt  Zante
and Corfu a few yeurs ago.   The  officers' quarters are still further aft, und,
so far as oould he aeeli, wero  sumptuously fitted up.   Going down tho companion hatch, in the wake of his guide
5  the writer found himself 'tween docks.
i  This is known ns the lower  deck  and
j  smelt stronaly of grog,   machino  oil,
'  tobacco and kindred perfumes,   lu the
j  small, squaro, geneiul room  abaft the
'.  engines the rifles, cutlasses,   revolvers
!  and othur small arms are  kept.   Tho
gunners', artificers', engineers',   bont-
I] swains' and oflicers' rooms wero ranged
|  all around this armory,   A peep  into
tlio ongino room disclosed half a  dozen grimy engineers getting up steam,
) The   engines  uro  composite,   double
I  condensing, and for the  sizo  of  tho
\ vessol aro very poworful.   Tho coal is
ranged round the aidea of the vessel in
bunkers in the neighborhood of tho
engines, ao that au enemy's shut striking there would stand a good chance
of being stopped. Regaining the deck
again and guing forward, tlio quartermaster and his mates wero found dealing out tho day's rations. On a great
block, cut and hacked all over with repeated taps of the meat axo, lay a
quarter of beef. A burly murine,
wielding a cloaver-nut unlike the blade
of a miniature guillotine, knocked off
smaller masses and these again wero
transformed into stoaks and weighed
carofully by an assistant. A number
of tho crew were weighing ono of tho
anchors at the time, and it was like
old times to the writer to watch them
skipping around tho capstan under tho
falcon glance of tho bo'aun. Two
more of the livo inch guns peered in
quiBitively ovor the bows of the vessel
und up aloft on the fore and main tops
could Oo noted the arrangement for
fitting the machino guns. The accommodation in the forecastle is not what
it might bo. This section of tho ship
is study, although clean tu a fault: but
tun small fur the number of men occupying the space allotted thom. Although moat, of the men' were deeply
engaged in chewing tobacco while attending to other and lighter duties, not
a spot of dirt could bo noted ontho
snowy deck. At various points arc
placed what are known in nautical
piirlancu as spit-kids, and woe unto the
man who misses his aim and strikes
the deck instead. The crew of cour.io
always go bare foul aboard. Their
nimbletiess in the rigging is catlike
and one man who happened to he coining down frotn aioft did so with the
ease and agility of a monkey. They
also step the boards witli the noiseless
grace of cats, nnd un noiso save tho
hoarse commands bellowed by the bo'aun stout and hia hardy mates can be
heard. The Icarua ia in her first commission, having boon built at Lundun
iu 18S6. She is a good ship under
sail, and can, on. a good quarterly
wind, mako it decidedly hard racing
for the best clippers afloat. Tho reporter was rather aorry to step over
the aide again into his gondola, but
must admit that he saw longing glances
of envy ou tho faces of not a fow of
tho sailors toiling on the forecastle,
seeming to say, "1 wish I was in your
place just-nuw, young feller."
THE  CHURCHES.
.-iiiuiiiiiirli"; of Snme of tlie I'lly Sermons
Spoken Hiiiiiluy.
THE BAPTIST OHUROH.
At Olivet  Baptist  church Sunday
evening, Kev. Thomas Baldwin discoursed on Matthew, 11 chap., 28 v.—
"Cume unto me all yo that labor and
are heavy laden, and I wi|J give you
rest."   He said:—This is lho greatest
invitation ever given in the universe,
and it is given by the greatest personage, and involves more than any other
except those parallel with it; and ita
provisions are the warmest love God
ever gave to his creatures.   To understand the text fully we must remember the circumstances under which He
spoke.   He hud been thinking uf John
who had been sent of God to do the
work and perform tho ordinnncea of
God, and He commends those who received liim uml Ins teaching, und in no
measured terms condemns those who
refusod tho gospol whicli Ho preached,
lie censures those, who wuuld not receive Hiin after seeing tne wonderful
works which were performed in tlieir
very midst; tlm secret i nf their hearts
are read out to thein as from a book
opened.   My friends, yuu aro responsible according to tho light you have.
If Sodom and Gomorrah,  Tyro and
Sidon   had the light you  havo thoy
wuuld have turned lung ago, und as
He reviewed their neglect Lo obey, He
thundered thu awful judgment uf the
last duy upon them,   Then, ns though
love, the love uf Gud, softened Him
into tenderness, Ho snys, "Como unto
me nil ye that aro weary and heavy
laden and 1 will givo yuu rest."   This
brings us to  another   I bought.   Wo
have seen tho person and the circumstances under which He spake, and we
find in His words au acknowledgement
that there is a burden.   Men think
they are freo from the burden, but
they are not, and somehow thero is the
thought of pilgrimage coupled with the
idea of burden; wu are on the go, we
are bound togo, on, down, ever under
the burden; man cannot slop, he has
no control over himself tu stand still
in life, lie comes and goes without his
own control, and he feels the burden
as he goes along, uud Jesua sees man
wants relief and He gives the antidote.
Man ia ever reaching out to gain somo
point,  there  appears  ahead another
condition to be entered into, u elinani
lo cross; then thero is business, lhe
family cares, thoao all wear upon him;
thon, whore ia the motlior ur father
who dues nut sigh as thoy think upon
the future of their sons and daughters.
Jesus sees all this, and He comes and
saya, I will lengthen out your days,
and He knits into uur life a condition
that shull livo on, Filnriuil lifo, and nu
says, "Como unto me and I will bless
you and be to youro nil I have been tu
you." Tho reverend gentleman pointed
uut to thoao Christians who had unrest
because of negleot of duty that thoy
would be the bettor to oast all their
burden, cares and fears upon Jeans, and
closed liy reminding his hearers that
the invitation was to the least of all,
the most callous tho most degraded, it.
was to the uttermost, "Como unto Me
nil ye that labor and are heavy laden
and I will give you rest."
againat light, we tin with a full knowledge thnt wo aro trnuagresaiiig law,
and we Bin against iuve, thereby
wounding the Savior by uur tranagroa-
sion and sin. It is sin that causes
Gud tu hide Uis face. To enjoy the
light of God's couuteiiunoG we must
como into harmony with His revealed will. The words uf our text imply that God'B people mny enjoy the
light of His countenance. Thia is
truly wonderful, that u sinful worm uf
the dust should enjoy God's favor and
busk in the sunshine of ilia countenance. Tliu scriptures speak uf God ns
high and lifted up and us dwelling in
the high and holy plnco; yet wo inny
enjoy the light of this Holy Being's
countenance and live iu the sunshine
of His favor. Tho old testament
saints enjuy/id this favor, but it ia
our privilege tu cumo into u closer ru-
latiun tu God than that which they enjoyed. But His people sin nnd cause
Hiin sometimes to withdraw tho light
of His countenance. God doos this ill
variuua ways: Ono wny is-by removing
from His people the urdinancos of Hin
grace, when theso ordinances uro not
appreciated or improved. This has
been done. God, speaking through
ono of liis prophets In Hia ancient people, said: "Behold the days come that
1 will oauso a famine iu the land, not
n famine of bread and uf water, but a
famine nf hearing the woid." In tho
days of Samuel, we aru told that "thi
word uf i.lie Lord waa precious.-" This
has been tiio ease with people since
thai time; it was so before the Reformation, nud it is so to-day in many
pans of the world, und even inthe
lingo cities and outlying districts of
America and of our own Dominion.
But, we have the light, and let us mako
a proper use uf it, lest it bo withdrawn.
Another way in wliich God hides Hia
face ia wheu He allows tho menus of
grace to continue but is not present in
them. What would theso ordinances
ho without the Spirit I They would
be tho mere form—the shell without
the Kernel But if his people do not
euro whether He shall thus come, ur
if they cumo intu His house iu an indifferent manner, need they wnnder if
He should hide Hia face and withdraw
llio light of Hib couutonace? Nuw,
whilst God may hide Hia fnco from His
people, for their aius, He shall not do it
forever. Tho mountains may depart,
but his Joviiig-kindne'S'will He not utterly take from His ueople. So then,
brethren, if t'm is your condition, you
are nut tu abandon yuur faith in God,
but forsake ihe sin, which has boen
the cause of God hiding His face, return unto Him, and Hu will abundantly pardon you and receive you
again into his favor and into the light
of his countenance.
CITY COUNCIL.
ST. ANUUEW'S CHUROH.
Rev. Thos. Scoulor preached Sunday
night from Job.13 a, 21 v.—"Wherefore hidest Thou Thy face?"—and
spoke as follows: Thero is only ono
answer that can bo given to this question. That is, ain causes God to hide
His fnco. Sm is want of conformity
to nr transgression ul tho law uf God.
Wo sin sumetimoa ignornntly, we  ain
The council met at 8 o'clock Monday night for tho transaction of busi-
neaa. Presont—Aldermen Calbiok,
Curtis, Ewon, Reid, Cunningham, McPhaden, Jaques and Shiles.
. Mayor Townsend in the chair.
The minutes of the last meeting
having been read aud adopted the following
COMMUNICATIONS
were read.
From Robt. Beaven, Viotoria, returning thanks for invitation to be
present at the opening of the provincial exhibition and regretting absence.
Received and filed.
From G. W. Anderson, Saanich,
thanking council fur invitation to the
exhibition.   Received and Hied.
Chief of Spokane Falls tire department, returning thanks for invitation
to exhibition.   Received and filed.
Chief of police, calling attontion to a
dangerous spot on Clement street, und
another at the Methodist church. Referred to board of works with power lo
uot.
W. Wond, applying for position of
care taker of the park. Referred to
park committee to report on at next
meeting.
His worship reported that he had
received a very nice letter from Mr.
Nelson Bennett thanking the council
for their invitation, and regretting his
inability to be present.
J, T. Fanning, saying that plans
and reports for the water works were
boing forwarded by mail. Received
and filed.
Thomas Binnie, resigning his position of superintendent of works. Received.
Aid, Jaquea said he thought Mr.
Binnie's services were no longer required, and he moved that tho resignntion be received.
Aid. Cunningham said he had only
admiration for the earnestness and devotion to his work whioh Mr. Binnie
hud displayod. After further encomiums upon Mr. Binnie's faithfulness,
Aid. Jaques withdrew his motion and
also spoke highly iu praise of Mr. Binnie.
Moved by Aid. Cunningham and
seconded by Aid. Jaques, that the
resignation of Mr. Thomas Binnio be
accepted, and that the thanks nf this
council bo tendered Mr. Binnie for the
earliest and efficient services which he
had rendered in grading and preparing
Quuuu'a park iu. .hu ext.iuitiuu, aim
iiIho fur efficient aervicea iu the streets.
From J. T. Fraaer, applying fur a
position on lho polico force. Received
and filed.
.1, Jl. Whitoaido, asking fur confirmation of his position ni caro taker of
the park. Recoived, and referred to
the park committoe to report.
L. Thornber, asking permission to
lay building material on Douglas St.
Granted subject to tho usual conditions.
Patrick Peony, stating that his fonco
ia fulling in on account uf street work
going un, and warning the counoil that
Iiu will hold thein responsible for nil
damage done by this moans, Recoived
and tiled.
Aid, Jaques said it would lie nn
everlnsting source of trouble if they
started in to remedy this mutter now.
Ho said 82,1)00 would nut cuvor the
damage that lias been dune to his property, and yet ho never raised u fuss
about it.   Ho would  oppose  any mo
tion to fix up nny private property at
public expense.
Jaa. JoJinaon, aaking for street lines
on tlio corner of Brown and Douglao
streota. Reforred to board of works
with power to act.
Dii'ie & Bodwell, applying for payment of ?160 for the use of flags obtained from T. Gorrie, of Victoria.
Reoeived.
Aid. Curtis thought the eity ought
to pay tho freight at least.
Hiu worship explained why the Hags
hnd been returned.
Aid. JnqtieB said he was uut present
at tho lime, but lie fully endorsed the
(lotion of tho oounoil in sending them
back.
Aid. Cunningham said ho would nut
consent tn tlie payment of one dollar
more thnu the freight.
On motion the cleric was instructed
to inform the solicitors that tho counoil will pny the actual freight charges
line', nu more.
Blncknier Ss Post, St. LouiB, recommending their make uf pipes for the
water works. Referred tu the water
committee.
ACCOUNTS.
The following accounts were ordered
paid: H. Watsun, 510.75; Jas. D.
fine, 81.80: Jas. Leamy, §15,60. J.
JJ. Wise, 822.00; W. E. Dickinson,
75 cts.; 11. Jumiesoii, t-,35; tug Buzz,
810.00; B. I'. Gtaeite, §13.00; W. D.
Ferris, §15.00; S. E. Stiokuey, 81.00;
Gilley Iii-os., 8110.25; Ackerman Bros ,
81,071.00; H, Morey, 81 00.
Aid, Shilea repuitod for the health
committee thai James Bums had taken
out it license us cily scavenger.
Aid. McPhaden moved, seconded
by Aid. Shilea, tliat the bonds for the
city scavenger lie placed at 825 por
annum.   Carried.
The finance cummitteo handed in
thoir financial statement. Ir. was rend
by the clerk and recoived.
A. E. Wilmot presented a written
repoit un tlie survey nf the Ooquitlam
district for tho water works. Referred to the water works committal
His worship aaid that tho council
had promised Mr, W. N. Bole on his
retirement from tho position of polico
magistrate an etnbosssd testimonial.
But thia had never beon dono. The
mayor and clerk wero instructed to
prepare such a testimonial.
UNFINISHED   BUSINESS.
Communications left over from last
meeting were first taken up.
From Jua. Connur, applying fur pusitiou as park keeper. Referred to
park committee.
Edward Whyman, aaking same appointment, took the same course as
preceding.
W. T. Cooksley, aaking an increuse
of salary.
Aid. Jaques aaid he considered Mr.
Cooksley hud rendered first class service, nud deserved au increase, liis
worship said Mr. Cooksley had proved
himself a faithful and efficient servant,
and his request wus only reasonable.
Moved by Aid. Cunningham, seconded
by Aid. Jaques, that the request of
VV. T. Cooksley be granted. Carried.
From tho mayor of Vancouver, inviting the mayor nnd council to attend
the reception to be given the governor-
general at Vancouver. On motion the
invitation was received with thanks,
and the clerk was instructed to reply.
On motion council went into committee of the whole on the trades license bylaw, Aid. Curtis in the chair.
The bylaw was read by clauses. When
the clause referring to the assessment
of barristers was reached, the fun began, tlio bull being opened by Aid.
Jnquea. He said ho could not aee why
lawyers should be exempted from licenses and taxation any more than
anybody else. The lawyers in this
town hud formed a combine, a ring iu
fact, nnd thoy thought they could du
pretty much as they pleased. But ho
could not for the life nt him Bee why
they Bhould uot pay their licenses as
well as honest men. Aid. Jaquei made
a severe onslaught upon the morals of
the lawyers and summed them up na a
bad, mean lot.
Aid. Cunningham said it was notorious that lawyers coming from any
part of the British dominions had to
undergo twelve months' tutelage under
a miserable pettifogger here. The
lawyers ought to be compelled to pay
taxes just the same as honest people
had to do.
Aid, Jaques again rose and said the
lawyers in this province had ridden
rough-shod over the people long
enough, but the time was coming when
we should have honest lawyers—paradoxical as that term may auund—honest lawyers in this province. And the
time was alto coming when thoro would
bo fewer lawyers in the legislative assembly of Britiah Columbia to meddle
and intrigue. The lawyers wero getting a linnged sight too "sassy" around
hore; and we weren't going to have
them throwing up threats of law-suits
in nur face just because a little bit of
rotten sidewalk stuck out aix inches,
as lawyer Bolo did a whilo ago. No,
ho would advocate aocking it to the
lawyers just thu same as to honest
peoplo that had to work for their living. A very animated and somewhat
lengthy discussion on this clause was
takon part in by nenrly all at the
board. The legal faternity came in
tor a full shnro of t he aidermanic wrath
and contempt.
The report of lho committee that
the bylaw had passed with amendments
was adopted.
On motion, the bylaw was read a
third time by title and was passed as
read, and it was ordered that tho bylaw receivo the usual aeals, signatures
and publication in the 1>. C. Gazette.
Tho clerk was instructed to proceed
with tho collection of thoso licenses.
Aid. Jlcl'lindeii naked for further
timo to roport on tho Btreet naming
and numbering bylaw,   Granted.
Tho water lenao bylaw wnB tabled
for nnothor week.
Tho wnter commissioners bylaw
shared tho anuio fate.
During tho discussion on tho proposed lloyal avenuo boulevard, ti severe altercation took place botween
Aid. Jaques, Cunningham and Shilea.
Aid. Jnquea nccuaed Aid. Cunningham
of something which the latter indignantly repudiated aa untrue. Aid.
Shiles made some reflections on the
Park lane Bidewalk and about water
running up hill. These remarks
brought Aid. Jaques to his feet and a
most sarcastic speech to his lips. On
his worship attempting to remonstrate,
Aid. Jaquea cried out, "No, it's my
turn now, ho (Aid. Shilea) has been
shooting nff his horn hard enough at
mc, and I'm going to shoot off' mine."
Hia worship immediately and aternly
called the alderman to order, and said
ho would not allow such language to
bo uaed iu this council chamber. All
tho aldermen around the board seemed
disgusted with the puerile squabbling
and objectionable language that were
emanating from Aid. Jaques' corner,
and several expressed themselves to
that effect. The plan of the proposed
lloyal avenue boulevard wns submitted
and nn motion adopted.
■ Aid. Jaques said that Mr. H. V.
Edmunds was complaining that Siwashes of both sexs assembled regularly among the buahes in front of his
residence to drink whiskey, to the annoyance of all beholders. Jlr. Edmonds' request, which was read by
Aid. Jaques, wus referred to the police committeo with power to act.
Aid, Curtis said action ought at
once to be taken on the question of
the disposal nf eity prisoner*-.* He
recommended the erection of  a   teni-
poinry pris it Queen's park and r'ne
employment; of the chain gang on the
grounds. This mot with the opposition uf thu entire council and the niatter was referred to the police committee
see what cuuld be done.
HEW BUSINESS—RESOLUTIONS.
Moved by Aid. Jaques aeconded by
Aid. Reid. that the   collector   be   instructed to proceed to levy for all tax
arrears with coata.    Carried.
Moved by Aid. Shiles, aeconded by
Aid. Calbick, that tho board of works
bo instructed to hire men and teams
and improve Fife street and repair
Merivale atreet at the corner of Agnes
street.   Carried.
Moved by Aid. Cunningham, seconded by Aid. Ewen, that the clerk
be inatrueted to convey to Admiral
Heneago, the thniiks of this council
fur his kindness in sending two uf Her
Jlajesty'a ships to participate in our
annual celebration.   Carried.
On motion tho finnnco committee
wns instructed to have tho exhibition
building insured at once.
Moved by Aid. Culbick, seconded
by Aid. Keid, that tho clork be instructed to communicate with Mra.
Brighouae, T. L. Briggs and A. M.
Herring and ask permission to tuke
earth frum their premises on Agnea at.
to bo usod for street purpo8ea. Curried.
The board of works wub instructed
to complete the sidewalk on the east
side uf Mary Btreet from tho Post Office to Agnes street.
The police committee wero instructed to enquire into tho complaint of
Mr. H. V. Edmonds, of Indians consuming intoxicating liquors in front
of his residence.
On motion the finance committoe
was instructed to mako arrangements
to Bell by public auetion lot 17, block
7. eurbiirbau.
Tho olerk was inatrueted to consult
with Mr. DouglaB reapecting proposed
by-law to run an electric Btreet railway.
The board of workB was instructc d
to enquire into the queatiun of the
drain on Holbruok street.
Council adjourned »t a late hour,
but a group of aldermen gathered in
the centre aiale eagerly diacuaasing
various matters municipal until a Btill
later hour.
THE LATE PRQF. PHELPS.
The-above Is apoilrattof the laic-Prof.
Edward E. Phelps, M. IX, h. L. P„ of Dart--
mouth college. He was a strong, able
mau, who .'stood high in (lie literary aud
scientific worlds. It is not trener.'illy
known, hut it is, neverlhelef.*, the truth,
that Prof. Phelps was the dl.-,cov.?i*er of
what is known to the medical profession
and chemists universally as Paine-B
Celery Compound, uiHjiit-stioiKihly one of
tlie most valuable discr-verles v.t this century. This remarkable en
a nervine, au essence, a
any devised article, but n
marks a distinct step in ;:
anil the treatmentof ner'
t inns*. Jt ha.-; been frfifllv .
best medical talentin Die
by the leading chemisu
Unit fur nerve troubles nt
tlon, iuson^nift,debility,s'
the oreaded and terrible V
has ever been  dlact
the disorder and restores lie;-lin eQual to
this discovery of Prof. Phelps.
Palne's Celery Compound is now being
prepared in quan titles, and can be procured at nny reputable druggist. An attractive bunch'Ofceleri is io be found on
every wrapper. It hos become specially
popular among brofesslohfll men, mind
workers, ladies burdened wlih exciting
social duties and frequenters of the leading clubs.
mpound h-i uot
sarsaparilla or
tlscovery, and it
ii' dical practice
•ous compllca-
idmitted by the-
rt, and also
and scientist!
ivous exhauB-
nllit.y and even
uit fiireslfi, nothing
eve<\ which reach--
Patronage
Is solicited at the
ONTARIO HARNESS SHOP.
FRONT STREET.
Business Notice.
THE UNDERSIGNED IS PREPARED-
to furnish plans and speciticatIons for
all classes of buildings (stone and brick a
specialty). "Will furnish all the necessary
drawings and superintend work through a
competent loreman.and will guarantee-
perfect work for 3 per cent, of cost, Oflloe
in Hank of B. C. Building, up stairs. New
Westminster. JAMES KENNEDY, .
dwnolltc Architect.
THOSE   WISHING
FREE-HAND
Mr. \V. A. Robertson returned from
Queen Charlotte Islands this morning
on the steamer Sardonyx. Mr. Robertson says the reports of coal claims
in which he is interested turning uut
well are quite truo. The seam ia
abuut 22 feet in thickness. Ho has
been principally engaged during the
summer ill making a trail and rendering the mine acceasiblc from the const,
Thb summer st Queen Charlot.-c Islands has been stormy and tha "ikil"
fisheries have not been completely successful in consequence. — Saturday's
Times.
C. C Riciubds k Co.
Gents,—I took a severe cold, which
settled in my throat and lungs and
caused me to entirely lose my voico.
For six weeka I suffered great pain nnd
discomfort, and tried numoroua remedies.
My wife advised mo to try MINARD'S
LINIMENT and the effect wna magical,
for after only three doaea and nu outward application, my voioe returned and
I waa able to speak in tho Army that
night, a privilege I had been unable to
enjoy for six weeks. Theae facta enn bc
verified by numbers of people in thia
town. Charles Fu/mmkr,
Yarmouth,
PORTRAITS
[For Christmas]
Should Leave their Orders Early wlta
Miss Linnie Lewis
Orders taken during the Exhibition nt
tho Exhibition Building.
Instruction in Drawing and Painting al
Studio-Con. Royal Ayr. & MakySiv
dwse21ml
MURDERED!
(About il'. M.,St)pt, II)
s
? HH1I1 PRICES IN HOOTS AND;
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*
80F
I   .
HI
%
SHOES.
ALL  CULTAS STOCK IN 5>
HOOTS  &  SHOES. _.
RIEO
ID   FOR
tlCES*.
I WANTED
BALL
a
REGARD   FOR
PRICES.
HIGH 6
i
frlOM
1
MEN,  WOMEN' A CHIL-j
DEKN, ;
£To Buy Boots that R Boots *
^A.B. WINTEMUTE'S I
SIGN OP THE BUFFALO,
llWUBlJUfl CoiXMIIU STKKET.
I nir
OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
_. tho partnership heretofore subsist-
ng between tho undersigned under the
firm name of Comcrford A McDougall,
Merchant Tailors, has been dissolved tills
dny by mutual cousent. All accounts
owing the lato firm are to be paid to J, A.
McDougall, and all clnlms against the
said ilrm will bo sottlod by him.
T. COMERKOItD.
.1.  A.  MCDOUGALL.
New West., Aug. 81,1889.
Mr. J. A. McDougall
WILL CONTINUE THE BUSINESS
under Ills own name, at the same
store, on Columbia sireei, next to F,
Crake's. A eonlinuuneo of the public
patronage- is respectfully sollciled. sntis-
factlon guaranteed. d\vse.*jtc
^ I^V Jl$®&k.
A Pleasing- Sense of Health
and Strength Renewed, and
of Ease and Comfort
Follows tho uso of Syrup ui Figa, na it
aots gently on tho
Kidnkys, Liver 19 Bowels
Effectually Cleansing the System v/hun
Costivo or Bilious, Dispelling.
Colds, Headaches and Fevers
and permanently curing
HABITUAL COKSTIPATIOK
vithont -weakening or irritating the ttt-
goas on whioh it nets.
VOX 6'Uciu ?0o liofctlc. In- all irniUi.i;
•JruggUta,
MANtlFACmiiai um.v av TUB
OAlirOBOTAriSBYRUPOO
. Bas F:iA*\eiff,co. Cai.
'"■om-iuji. Ky. Ktfr Vons. ti •■ VOLUME 34.
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, OCTOBER 0, 188£.
TiTilllYlilllVl" ""'"
WEEi-a.y Bui i ish Columbian
Wtiliicsiliij Jloriilnu, Oil. II, 18S9.
(From Daily Columbian, Oct. 2.)
Senator Mclnnes arrived in the
city yesterday, and ia attending the
exhibition.
Mr. Fraser, treasurer of tho celebration fund, has received two more
subscriptions t" tlie fund, Van Volkeu-
burg Bros... §10, and das. Punch, i-joO.
E. L Kirkland, government usaes-
sor, is busily engaged on llie revision
of the assessment roll and the officials
of the laud offlce have got work cut
out fur them early and lata on this
arduous undertaking.
Engine Nu. 358, D. Morton, driver,
ran into n cariboo on the track west
of Sicamous and bruke its leg. The
train was stopped to romovo tho obstruct imi and tbo carcase waa brought
iuto town.— Kootenay Star.
Sir. W, D. Ferris has been requested by the directors ef Ihe Royal Columbian hospital tn solicit subscriptions
towardi that institution. Thn directors have been put to great expense in
building the new hospital, and they
now hope the public will assist them in
furnishing the same.
The young woman who recently
came to this city from Toronto, with
the objeot nf marrying a well-known,
full-blooded Celestial, has returned
fully compensated for her lon;; trip
and ;lie marriage is now off. The girl
was accompanied by lier brother, who
it appears played the part of "I'll tell
my big brother" with success. It is
just as woll that the affair terminated
as it did: yet oome of the knowing ones
believe a marriage should have been
consummated.—Fie. Time.
A l.ooil ApiMlutmeiil.
Mr. John S. Clute, the popular collector of customs for this port haa
been appointed acting inspector of
oustnios fur District No. 7, British
Columbia, and will discharge the
duties of buth offices in future, with
an increased salary of course. Tho
fact uf this appointment has been in-
timatod before, but Mr. Clute juat received the official notification from
Ottawa last niglit. We congratulate
Mr. Olute on his acceaaion to increased
responsibilities, honors, and salary,
and the government upon securing an
able and efficient officer for so important a position.	
SHOCKING ACCIDENT.
A Brakesman Valued Montif ornery Slakes
a ratal *ills*slc|i and l> Kan over
by n locomotive.
Whilo ongine No. 90, of the local
passenger service, was performing* the
usual shunting this morning, one of
the brakesmen, named William Montgomery, was accidentally run over and
both his legs mangled iuto a shapeless
mass. The engine was moving slowly
towards him and he attempted, aa
usual, to step onto the foot board running around the cow-catcher, but his
foot slipped on the wet board and ho
fell, his legs being instantly cruehod
by the first truck wheels. The engineer brought tho locomotive to a
standstill almost instantly, but it wus
impossible to atop it in time to prevent
the accident. Beaidos tho loss of his
legs, Montgomery was bndly injured
about the head and body. Dr. Fagan,
Dr. I. M. McLean and Dr. De Wolf
Smith were immediately summoned,
and the poor fellow waB carefully attended tu and all that medical science
could do was done to relieve him. The
doctors entertain strong hopc3 for his
recovery us he is a young man jjf line
physique. Tho crushed limbs were
amputated later iu the day. Montgomery is a brolher-in-law of Conductor Trodden, and tho accident he has
met with is deeply regretted by his
many friends, and tho travelling public generally, with whom he was a
great favorite.
LATER.
Montgomery-died atnoon to-day frum
the ellects of his injuries, not having
vitality enough tu endure tho opera-
I tion. The sad event cast quito a gloom
: over to-day's proceedings.
An inquest will bo hold on the body
to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock at
the eity hall.
Alice IlowHlc.
The Victoria lady who gave premature birth to n baby-girl in the Pullman
from tho east, mi Sunday, is doing
very nicely, and all fears for her condition are over. To Senator Mclnnes
and Mr. Win. Downie, assistant auper-
intentiont C. P. It., she is indebted fur
very great kindness, whioh do credit
alike to their lunula and hearts. Mr.
Downie was especially indefatigable,
and in reoopnitiou of his pnudneaa
tho child haB been named Alice Downie.
If bIio proves tu be half na good a woman us he is a mun, then the proud
parents will have uoreaaon to regret
tho inconvenience at present caused
them.— f'l'orW.
t'rotialtly Lost.
E«.ui* young men went to Nanaimo
lake nn a hunting expedition a few
days ago. Friday they went out on
the lake, when the bunt, through suuie
unexplained accident, oapslzed. Dixon,
Sabiston and Marshall, after a hard
struggle, reached tho shore, but the
other man, Hugh Sowden, sank. Tho
men sny that after the bout upset they
neither saw or heard Sowden, and did
not see bim sink. They thought it
possiblo lie might, have reached shore
in another direction, but that evening
and next morning nut seeing anything
of him thoy thought beyond doubt he
was drowned. A search pnrty have
left Nanaimo for Nanaimo lako to lind
Sowden dead or alive. Sowden was
an exceptionally fine young man of 28
years of ago. He took an active part
in athletic sports being a member of
the Nannlmo athletic and cricket clubs.
—Times.
(From Daily Columbian. Oct. 3.)
The orderly behavior of tho blue
jackets and soldiery has caused much
satisfaction.
The ships of war were gaily bedizened with bunting to-day, and looked
very pretty.
lt is estimated that between six and
seven thousand people were in tbo
grounds and building this afternoon,
at one time.
The lacrosse match this afternoon
was watched by an immense concourse
and waa won by West minster, 3 goals
to Vancouver's 1.
Eight people were drowned at Purt
Burwell, Ont., yesterday, by the capsizing of the aetiooner Erie Wave in a
gale on Lake Erie.
Sabbath quiet reigned supreme in
the atreeta this afternoon, nn account
of the civic holiday and the crowds
having all gone to the fair grounds.
On Sunday night a hotel robbery
took place in Nanaimo which was exactly similar in ita details to the one
at tho Dominion Houae, in Victoria,
unly the night before.
Constablo Hawkins, of Hamilton,
Out., who shot the lunatio Douglas in
a boarding house last week, is to be
arraigned at the assizes now in progress, charged with murder.
The bteamer Louise left this morning for Victoria, having on board 120
hogs, 2 horaea, 140 bales of hay and a
large quantity of farm produce. The
passenger list was up to the average.
Mr. and Mra. Watson, having concluded to give up tho position of steward and matron, which they held at
the Nnnaimo hospital for nearly two
years, sent in their resignation on
Monday last.
Ono plain and unadorned drunk.who
had beon transferred from the busy
streets to the sweet seclusion of tho
station, in a Btate of extreme fullness,
was balled out tu-day. There was no
polico court this morning, as the day
is a civio holiday.
Chief Penrce this afternoon, about
1:30, raided a tent inBide the oxhibition grounds and bogged 24 bottles of
whiskey and other liquors. This ia a
pretty fair sample of the kind of
"cheek" that flourishes inside the city
limits. The liquorists will be summoned immediately.
The ratepayers of tho "black diamond city" are death on loan by-lawB
for any amount whatever. The bylaw to enable the corporation to borrow $12.00,0, for the purpose of filling
in the Bastion street ravino and dispensing with an unsafe bridge, was defeated on Tueaday, the Ist inst., by 18
votes.
At tho last meeting of the C. O. 0.
F., M. U., Pioneer Lodge No. 23, the
following oflicers were elected: Bro.
Levi. N. G.; Bro. Hurling, V. G.;
Bro. Donnelly, Secy.; Bro. W. Clinton, Nar.; Bro. Perkins, Con.; Bro.
Huff, T. G ; R. Morey, R. S. N. G.;
Bro. Win. Vianen, L. S. N. G.; Bro.
J. Buie, T. M.j Bro. J. K. Suter,
Treaa.
Tho bark J. B. Peters arrived at
Port TowiiBend on Saturday from Ounalaska, having on board 7000 pounds
of whalebone. The whalebone waB
brought from the Arctic regions, where
ir, was taken from the whaling fleet,
now ice-bound, by the revenue cutter
Bear and subsequently to the J. D.
PoterB. It ia Baid that the whaling
fleet is in no danger.
Enquiries nre rife us to why the bluejackets, marines and marine artillery
wero not invited to take part in the
proceasion this morning. It was certainly an oversight on aomebody'a part.
No doubt small detachments of the
abovo arms of the service, in heavy
marching order, would have beon
sent to join tho parado had the request been made. Their presenco
would havo immensely enhanced tho
occaaion.
The morning special from Vancouvor brought over a very heavy load "f
passengers, and the nppearance of the
street!, with the sidewalks crowded,
horsemen dashing hither and thither,
bands playing, bag pipes skirling, flags
flying, decorations, mottuoa and ail
kinds of carnival tinory enlivening the
buildings, waa in the highest degree
inspiriting to those who havo the weal
nf Westminater nt heart. Committeemen, with anxiety stamped upon their
brows, and badges on their manly
bosoms, ploughed tlieir hurried way
through the throng. Here and there
the smart looking marines and marino
artillerymen and blue jackets pleasingly diversified tho masa of tweeds and
broodcloth. Many peoplo from tho
district were noted iu tho crowd and
all Bcemed in high spirits and well
plonsed with everything.
The -.VoilllilT.
It wob worth while "turning out"
this morning at 5 o'clock, just to see
tho Bun rise. Not for many a long
day has such a magnificent dawn been
witnessed horoj tho sun roso with all
the gorgeous guidon tints ho nlnno
iB capable nf. The presence of long,
lleecy banks of grey clouda, which
gradually assumed the splendors of
coloring, in tints deopening through
all the shades to definito color, rose,
purplo, gold, crimson, green, enhanced
the scene materially. Those who ro-
memberod tho old adage: "A bright
sun in the morning ia tho shophord's
warning," trembled for the on coining
day, but fortunately those forebodings
wero dissipated along with t.ho clouds
and mist, lung before noon; no moro
desirable day could huvo boen wished
for. Tho genial sunshine somned to
impart its choerful influence to ovory
thin;/ and everybody, besidoa drying
up tho mud.
A dastardly attompt to wreck a Now
York slaughter Iioubo, by throwing a
bomb through a window, was mado thia
morning, No Uvea lost. Damage extensive.   Strikers auspcoted.
THE CELEBRATION.
Wednesday's Events, Particularly,
aud also Thursday's, Marred
by the Wet Weather.
Result of the Caledonian Games
Gives General  Satisfaction.
Former Records Safe.
The Grand Procession Proves a
Magnificent Success and Delights the Multitude.
■r'lUST NAY—YVEDXiSUAY.
The carpenters and otlier artisans
were busily engaged on the laat strokes
of their work when the crowd began to
Btruggle through tho main entrance to
thu grounds, with apologetic glances at
tho lialf-fiuiBlied money taker's office.
The doors of the gteat building were
kept locked, and even tho diatinguished
representatives of tho press had almost to truckle and fawn upon tho
Btubborn door keeper for admittance.
The presa-badge, which is an "open
sesame" in nearly all patta of tho uui-
verae, appeared to Jiavo no terrors for
those Jasons, and one of them had Ihe
awful temerity to laugh tlio said badge
to scorn and slam the door in the august face of its wearer. Fortunately
the man was not apoplected on the
Bpotas all expect-d, buthe eventually
allowod the quiU-oiivors to enter. C
Battery band, stutionnd on an elevated
platform beneath the central dome,
poured forth sweet strains of music in
a finished and masterly manner. Many
of tlio exhibitors were busy arranging
their wares to the beBt advantage, and
others who hud completed that work
were surveying with excusable pride
the pretty appearance of their display.
INSIDE THE GROUNDS.
The display on the fruit counter was
startling in many ways; in variety,
quality and looks. Apples of many
different kinds formed the principal
part nf the exhibit. Some of tho fruit
wna of phenomenal size and beauty,
several of tho apples weighing two or
three pounds each. Up in tho front
balcony tho Wostminstor Rifles fife and
drum band enlivened the morning with
their harmonious numbers, taking turn
about with the 0 Battery band down-
Btaira. To the north of. the main
building a number of booths have been
built; that of the W.C.T.U. being
nearest the agricultural hall. The
ladies of the W.C.T.U. have shown a
great deal of enterprise in opening this
lunchroom, aud they received at a
later part of the day muoh deserved
patronage. Tho meals served up are
excellent in quality and ample in quantity; the room hns a Beating capacity
of about 80. Next the dining room
are a number of cafes, ehooting galleries, 3 shies for a dime establishments, sandwich counters and other
places for tho sale of such wares. The
quadrangle, around which are arranged
the pens, stalls and enclosures for the
animals exhibited, is vast in size. One
aide, the east, ia dovotod to cattle, the
aouth to poultry and small stock, the
north tu sheep and swino and the
west to horaea, An informal peop Into
somo of those pens showed that some
splendid specimens uf livo stock are
present. Many of the horaes wero
being groomed and in most caaes their
akin shone liko satin. Some of the
stallions are magnificent and one especially, a grand, dark, dappled bay with
black points attracted numerous visitors to view hia beautiful proportiona.
Soveral of tho bulls are first claas animals, and all are in prime condition.
The poultry exhibit is an eapecially
good one; almost every stylo of chicken known to civilization being present.
A pair of lop-oared black rabbits were
examined with much curiosity by
crowds, all dny long. Tho nuiohinery
exhibit is small, but whut there is is
good. The animals are all comfortably housed and havo plenty of room,
while accommodation for watering
them is complete and convenient. The
race track opposite the building presented a aorryapeclocle yesterday morning. Buggy, curt and waggon wheels
hud ripped it into ruta, and the "wild
mob's million feot," aided by unnumbered hoofs, equine and bovine, had
completed the job nf transforming tho
level, smooth raco track iuto a ridgy
aea of mud that, rcmniiiod n thing of
horror to pedestrian and equestrian all
day. The rain aeveral times forgot to
cumo down, much tu everybody's surprise and nobody's Borrow; but when
it did come it was  sharp and  heavy.
BTANDS, ARCHES, DECORATIONS, ETO.
The judges' stand, immediately up-
puaitu the grand itmd, cuniinaiidnii
viow nf the entire course, and was
woll ohusen, tui there is a fine Btraiu.it
stretch leading pant it, in which every
facility fur noting llm beBt action of
trntter ur racer may bo had. The
athletic gruunda in the centro ot the
park are excellontly laid out and nearly two hundred yards of level can be
obtained even at tho present time
when tho work is not completed. The
lower end of tho grounds ia atiil en-
cuniburcd by fiumo treea, mounds, hollows and rocks, but when the:io are removed the grounds will bu among the
finest in the provinco for athletic purposes. Tho fonco is not high enough
on the Park lane side; poople standing
on tho sidewalk can view the wholo
proceedings quito comfortably. To
atop outaide tho park for n moment, it
may bo noted that tho arch now nearly
finished ut thu outranco to Park Lane
is a beautiful piece of work. The do-
sign iB castellated and represents with
surprising fidelity that style of architecture Immortalized in Tomplo Bar,
London. At tlio corners aro bastions
embrasured and crenellated, whilo tho
central arch gracefully spans the roadway, having nn each sido a smaller
arch like tho postern uf a castlo keep
in tho olden days. Various horaldic
devices displayed ou tho fnoo and Bidoa
of the arch, and many gay banners
flouting aloft, serve to give tho   wholo
a inost Happy and artistic effect. 1'he
structure* which is atroiigly built of
wood, is being painted a   stone   color.
The first event on the day's pro
gramme, the cricket match between
the juniur teams of Now Westminster
nud Vancouver, did not take place on
account of the Vancouver team failing
to come. Our little fellows wore extremely disgusted ut thia stato of af-
fairB, as they had been making great
preparations fur the match and had
determined to win, or loso in the attompt. About 10:30 tho distmt notes
of tho bag-pipes becamo audible and
swelled upon lhe hreezo, by degrees.
Soon, n small band, with determination upon their facea, tartan scarfs un
their shoulders, Scotch bonnets on
tlieir heads and mud upon their slioes,
could be noted advancing with stately
strides up tho Park Lane sidewalk,
which trembled in every nail tit tho
march of tho Caledonians. Hoaded
by Colonel McGregor, who marshalled
hia smnll but undaunted band with a
atnut umbrella; tho clansmen deployed
into the grounds to the wild music uf
tlio Pibroch an Dounil Dhu, played in
great style by Pipe-major Carmichael.
A general break-up ensued upon the
halt being called by the colonel. It
was thought that the sports would be
commenced at the proscribed hour, 11
o'clock, but there evidently was Bomo
misunderstanding about tho matter, aa
nothing was done towards bringing
thom on for nearly an hour. At that
period it was announced tliat everybody in the grounds would have tu get
out and pay at the gate if they wanted
tu como in again. Tho Caledonians
luid'docided to march back to town, got
lunch, assemble at the Colonial, nnd
walk to the grounds at 12:30. All
these arrangements were followed out,
and ns aoon as the two hammers, putting the shots and other paraphernalia
ot Scotland's own peculiar pastimes,
were tossed over the railing into tho
arena the entries were taken and a
commencomont mado. Thore was a
very poor turn out of nthletes, and
those who did contest had no occaaion
to strain themselves in the various
competitions. Tho results of the different events are as follows: Putting tho
heavy shot (21 lba), thero were 3 en-
triea: lot, J. A. Murray, 35 feet 2s)
inches; 2nd, A. Scott, 32 feet 8 in.;
3rd, D. H. Cameron, 32 feet I inch.
Putting light shot, 3 entries: 1st, D.
H. Cameron, 40 ft. 8 in.; 2nd, A.
Scott, 40 ft. 3 in.; 3rd, J. A. Murray,
30 ft. 8lj in. Throwing light hammer, 4 enlriea: 1st, D. H. Cameron,
124tt. 11* in.; 2nd, A. Scott, 116*ft.
3 in. Throwing heavy hammer, 3
entries: lat, D. H. Cameron. 100 tt.
9Jin.;2nd, A. Scott, 89 feet 7"in.
Tho caber oould not be found until tho
sports wore nearly finished. There
were 5 entries: 1st, A. Scott; 2nd, A.
Matheson. ■
The light weight events were begun
immediately after the conclusion of the
heavy part of the programme. The
wenther, the condition of the ground,
and the oncroachment of the crowd,
wliich would not keep baok and give
the athletes n chance to do their beat,
all combined to produce the very poor
showing which follows. Tho jumping
especially wns vory poor, and there
was no fear of record smashing. Several well known athletes kept out of
the games became inodals instead of
money were not oit'ered.
The first event was the
Running Long Leap, 4 entries: 1st,
A. Scott; 19 ft 4Jt in.; 2nd, W. Hayward, 18 ft. 7 in."
Running High Leap, 3 entries: lat,
A. Scolt, 5 ft. Sergt. Brimstone, "0"
Battery, and W. Hayward tied, but
the former eventually won at 5 ft. 1 in.
Standing Long Leap, 3 entries: 1st,
A. Scott, 10 ft, 2 in.; 2d, D. H.
Cameron, 8 ft. lit) in.
Slnnding High "Leap, 3 entries: 1st,
A. Scott jumpod 5 feet with caso; 2nd,
D. Gray, 4 ft. 8 in.
Vaulting with t' 1 pole. This evont
excited much interest and much was
expected of tho athletes, but aa will bo
soen, tho highest jump is a common
starting point with ovon amateurs. Of
courso tho ground was not what it
ought to havo been, but nevertheless
tlio result was ralhor disappointing.
Thoro were 1 entries: lat, A. Scott, 8
ft. G in.; 2nd, W. Hayward, 8 feet.
MorriBon and McLean, the otlier two
competitors, made a gallant, but ineffectual struggle to get over tho stick
at ita highest. Buth theso men have
records of 10 foet in pole vaulting.
There were only two teams entered
fur the three-legged race, but it waa
decided to mil it off fur first money.
Geu. Irving and A. Scutt won the race
against Bradbury and another. The
timo mado by the winners ill this rcoa
was good. The 3iiek race unused a
great deal of fun and was very woll
contested: lot, A. MoLean; 2nd, Geo.
Irving.
lu the 100 yards raco thero wore
3 entries: 1st, A. Scott; Geo, Irving
and W. Hayward tiod and arrangod to
run lho raco to-day. Good average
timo was mado in this raco.
400 yards race, 3 entries: 1st, A.
Scott: 2nd, G. Irving.
Hurdle race, 120 yards, 3 entries;
1st, G. Irving, 2nd, A. Scolt. Thia
was tlio prettiest race of tho day and
wits hotly contested, Scott pressing tho
winner oyer an ihu hurdles unci finish-
ingii trifle behind.
The boys raco for youths under lo
had plenty of onirics, and ten times
more noiao nnd confusion in starting
than all tho othorB put together. Tho
"kids" woro wrought up to a fearful
pitch of excituinent, and every youngster had a grip of his neighbor bo ub to
hold him down to the scratch and get
a fair aturt for himaelf. The committeo men were driven nenrly crazy with
the vociferous demands from tho
racers to "jost look at that feller, ten
yards ahead, mister" and, "say, mister,
this feller's got hold o' my vest nn'
won't leavo go o' me," and so on. Tho
ruca was a sharp and. moat exciting
struggle.
Tho inoro tender juveniles under 12
yoars of age emulated tho example of
their elder brethren and made as much
uproar ns if they woro about to run
the Derby,
There wns no girla' race as no competitors came forward.
The tug-of-war between teams representing Vancouver and New WestminBter waa won by the latter, but
was disputed, and it wus agreed to try
it again today. The teama consisted
of 12 stalwart citizens a side. Great
interest wus manifested by the specta-
tora in this event and it was atubborn-
ly contested. The Highland dancing
and piping were postponed until today. The platform for this part of
the entertainment ia nil prepared opposite the grand stand from which an
excellent view of tho proceedings can
be obtained.
Everything considered, the sports
went oil' very well, and had it not been
for tho rain, there ean bo no doubt
that many of those who remained down
in the city would have availed them-
selves of the opportunity uf viewing
tho games. As it waa those who did
attond were quite well satisfied with
what they had seen. Many expressions of surprise and admiration were
hoard concerning tho park from those
who had uot. seen it before yesterday.
Some who had soen it before any work
wus dono on it wero exceodinglj aBton-
lahed and inclined to rub their eyes
and ask if it were not a dream.
Tho giimoi) concluded about 5:30 p.
m., and, their motions considerably
accelerated by a heavy shower of rain,
the crowd slnrted for the oity iii a
body.
During the afternoon all the exhibits being ready for inspection, the
judges went their rounds and carefully examined and considered each specimen nnd made their awards according-
iy-
THE OITIZENS    BALL.
A numerous assemlilage, representing tlio fashion, wealth and beauty of
New Westminster, met at 8:30 p. ni.
in Herring's Opera House, to while
nway a pleasant hour or two in the
mazes uf the festive dance. The sot
of honor consisted of Lieut.-Governor
Nelson, Mrs. Dickinson, Mayor Towns-
end, Mrs. Nelson, Mayer Oppenheimer, Mrs. Homer, Mr. Dickinson,
Mrs. Oppenhoiiuer. Thero were presont the captains nnd officers of the
Icarus and Acorn, aeveral of the city
nldermen and nearly every person of
note in the city and district. Dancing
began at 9:30 and was kept up with
great spirit until 3 o'clock this morning. "'0" battery band furnished the
music, and, needless to remark, it was
excellent. The programme comprised
21 dances, aud they were very judioi-
nusly asBoitod. This pleasant event
may be noted ns one of the brightest
and most aucceasiul ever held in New
Westminater. Ono innovation was
noted which may be called a great improvement, and that was the screen
placed at the entrance to the ball
room inside. This prevented the
draught whioh has on former occasions
heen so much complained of, especially
by the ladies. Refreshments were
Berved on the platform and did credit
to tho caterer.
.-itXON'V I) VV—Till USD IV.
TIIE GRAND  PROCESSION.
At about 10:30 this morning every
window along Columbia street was
crowded by eager spectators awaiting
the approach of the grand procession
from the Crescent, where it hnd
formed up under the directions of
Chief Marshal Ackerman and his suba.
As lho head of the line descended the
slope north of illackwuud street a
murmur uf applause and admiration
ran frum mouth to mouth throughout
tho great crowd. The appearance of
the procession viewed from tho post-
nllice was splendid. Soon the martial
music of "O" baiidranguut inspiringly,
playing a lively quickstep. Tho parado
was lioadod by Chief Ackerman, on
horseback, and following liim cume
Sergeant-Major Davison, of lho garrison artillery. Next came "C" battery band, followed by the Westminster
artillery corpa, about forty Btrong, and
under the command of Lieut. Glover,
of the rifles. Tho gallant appearance
of tbe militia provoked many an admiring comment, and the company
never looked better or more soldier
like than it did this morning; thoy stepped out with
THE MARTIAL AIIl
of old campaigner), and ns the orders
rang out, obeyed with precision and
despatch. The procession turned up
Mary streot and Bome tough pulling
wub dono by the horaea attached to tho
heavy wagons and drays. Following
tho artillery company came tho car-
riagea, tho lirat containing His Honor
Lient.-Governor Nelson, Hon. John
Robson, premier, and Mayors Townsond nnd Opponhoimer. The second
carriage contained W. H. Ladner,
M. P. P., Senator Mclnnoa, (mil
a number of distinguished persona who seemed to enjoy the
fun to lho utunist. Following tho
carringea was tho Westminster ritles
band discoursing lively airs on their
fifes and drums. The allegorical car
wns au unquulified.Buceess, und attracted great attention nnd admiration from
the onlookers. The pretty girla, representing the five cities of the province, hud any amount nf blushing tn
do, whieh mudo them look all the
prettier. Some wild, misguided young
men, whoso jovial countenances filled
lip a big socond story window sorioualy
discomposed the pretty maidens by
kissing their hands to them nnd waving tlieir hats. Noxt camo the Caledonian and St. Androw'a Sooiety,
about thirty strong, headed by two
pipers and tho Scottish standard, and
thoy presented a very atnlwnrt nnd
handsomo appenrunco ns they mnrchod
along to the musio of tho pipors. Thon
enmo tho OddfellnwB und Foresters,
forty-fivo strong (this is by no means
tho full strength uf these societies, as
tho OddfellowB alone can turn out. a
hundred men).
THE   1NDCSTR1AI. EXHIUITION.
D. S. Curtis & Co.'s exhibit wns
unique, and consiated of a huge head,
of a brown oolor, meant to reprcaout
the magnifying qualities of thu Lau-
NO. 41.
-^lJjtf.a*.:r-;tv-m*^r7^r.'J:a!T.tt^ -itaa^i
ranee rpectaclcs, for which t!::.y arc
agonis. The Royal City Planing Mills
Co. had a tine exhibit ou a large wagon, including salmon cases, samples
of all kinds of dressed lumber nnd
fancy woodwork. The New Westminster representative car, decked with
agricultural produce of every conceivable sort and surmounted by a kind ot
throno ou whioh sat a young lady,
representing tho goddena Ceres, met
with a alight accident just, after turning into Mary Btreet. The throno begun to betray a tendency to roll off,
and at every jolt became more likely
tu topple over. When it had reached |)
audi a stage that tho young lady was '
holding on for dear life several athletic
yuung men gallantly mailed to the
rescue and helped her dowu on to tho ,,
lower part of the cur. Somo of the (i
wagons which woro built up pyramid
shapo cauglit the telephone wire
Clarkson stroet and took down half a (J
dozen of them. Some flags were neatly sheared off by tlio wires. Cross ci
Poingdostre had a wagon full of young 1
men, wearing false faces and most of
them with clay pipea stuck ill thoir
muutlis. J. H. Perkins and several of
his assistants were busy pain ling al
square frame. Witli a sonso uf humor i
in everything, Mr. Perkins would occa-1'
sionully stop manipulating tho brush
nnd step to the telephone at the cornor
of the frame, and take down huge
orders and contracts for work all ovor^l
the country. Next came the Indian ou- j
campment with Siwashes and klootch-
men busy doing nothing, nfter the engaging native fashion. Some were buay
weaving mats and others weru discussing various matters in the sweet
Siwash tongue. The Siwash band, of
about twenty-five pieces, followed tho
encampment, discoursing varioui airs
witli considerable skill and expression,
A very pretty wagon was tlintoF Islni-.
shall Sinclair. It. consisted of all sorts
nnd conditions of grocery boxes, artistically arranged to show the names
and labels. Everything from Co'.iuan's
mustard to Sapolio, found spaco in the
show. Following this wagon came!
that of A. Ss E. W. Mclnnies, driven
by a gentlemen with a negro faiso face;
samples of the firm'3 wares wore ranged
in the wagon and various advertisements en the outside. W. B. Townsend's large grain wagou followed and
next camo Strickland & Co.'s fine
exhibit of machinery. Ogle, Campbell
& Co. had two men dressed as Indians
sewing the "Skookum" overalls. II.
M. Cunningham Ss Co. had a stove,
and a black taced boy distributing
bills. Reid Ss Currie's exhibit was
perhaps the most elaborate in the procession, and showed all branches of.
their business in full swing. A real
forge was kept going all the time and
emitted volumes of smoke. Wintemute Bros, had a fine wagon showing
the various stages of upholstery business. S. J. Thompson's exhibit caused
roars of laughter all along the route.
An old woman trying to make a large-
sized baby sit and have its photograph
taken; the antics of the infant
made a very funny bIiow. The Brunette Saw Mills had a very original
exhibit in the form of a huge cube of
solid timber 40 x 48 inches square and,
9 feet long and weighing 4500 pounds,
This splendid slab aptly Bhowed what
Britiah Columbia's forests are capable
of. The piece was covered over with all
kinds of mouldings, scrolls and fancy
timber, tho product of tho mills,
McPhee & Sons hnd a very pretty exhibit in the form of a beautiful rowing boat, their own handiwork. Tho
procession waB loudly praised on all
hands, and those who saw Ihe Vancouver parade on Dominion Dny say tho
WeBtminater one waa far ahead of it.
Through an unfortunate misunderstanding botween the chief mnralial and
a committeeman, the turning waa mnde
up Mary street instead of Douglas ns
intended. No one wns to blame and
those who have made invidious reflections on several members have dune so
unjustly, nB tlio mistake waa the result
of instructions wrongly conveyed. No
very serious harm wns dono, howover,
and wheu it is remembered thnt tho
horaea, wliich were nearly exhauated,
oven on thiB short route, wero saved
just so much hard labor, thero ought
to bo 110 grumbling.
Personal.
Aid. Oppcnheiiuer, of Vancouver, is in
the city to-day.
James Orr, M.P.P., is in the city,
and attending the oxhibition.
S; T. Tilley, of Vancouver, camo over1
to 1'db the exhibition" to-day.
Mayor Oppenheimer, of tho terminal,
city, ia iu town, attending the exhibition,!
and is a guest at the Queen's.
Wm, Templomnii, editor of tho Vic-i
toria Kincs, is in the oity and reproJ
sonting his paper nt the exhibition.
Hon. John Robson, premier nnd
provincial secretary, is atill ih tho city,
and will remain throughout tho -exhibition.
Lieut.-ISovernor Nolson arrived in tht
eity yeaterday, and presided at the for
mal opening of tho exhibition to-day. Hi
is staying nt tho Quocu'a.
W. H. Ladner, M.P.P., and president of the Agricultural Association
is in town, and took pnrt in the for
mul opening uf the exhibition   l,"-duy.
11. Abbott, general superintendent
Paciiic division C.P.It., wna in thi
city yesterday and attended tlio ex
hibition, with whioh ho expressed him
self as highly delighted.
Senator Mclnnos, who has lately re
turned from an eastern and Europeai
tour, was in the city today, and manifest
ed great interest in the exhibition
Tho dtBplay, ho thinks, is extreme!,
creditable and the exhibits excel anj
thing of tho sort ho saw in his travoli
Boston,, Mass., holds about fivo ml
lions of Manitoba stook.
Washington Torritqi'y lias gono ropul
lioan by 8,000 majority.
Montana nnd Dakota havo gono rcpul
lican by largo majorities.
The Princo of Wnlos is snfforlng froi
l-.ldnoy disease* which causes him mm
trouble. VOLUME 34.
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, OCTOBER 9, 1SS9.
NO. 41.
Weeki
.ml 11on '.i"ju.u
«ian|   THE CELEBRATION.
Weilncsiluj' MoruiuR, Oct. I), IMSil.
(From Daily Columbian, Oct. .'.)
Tho polico nro not having such a
rush a3 anticipated.
Mr. T. 0. Atkinson received a telegram to-day stating his father and
mother had boen killed in a runaway
accident in Ontario.
The steamship Michigan arrived
thia morning with a small loud nf
freight. After discharging cargo aim
cleared for Portland.
It is almoat impossible to keep spirituous liquora out of the fair grounds.
Chiof Pearce confiscated a lut of "firewater" put up in lemonade and ginger-
boor bottles this morning at one of thn
refreshment booths.
William Montgomery who was run
over and killed by engino No. 90, last
Wednesday, was buried to-day. A
very large number of frienda and acquaintances accompanied the body to
its last resting place.
Qharley, a SiwaBh, was run in last
night tor breaking a window while
drunk. Charley was discharged this
morning on the window breaking
charge, aa no ono appeared to prose-
outo. For being drunk ho was lined
85.
In our roport of the Surroy exhibition prizo list, tbe following two prizes
won by John Armstrong, of Mud Bay,
were inadvertently omitted: 1st.
prizo for yearling oolt, and 2nd prize
lor sugar boots. The poultry list for
same show haa been unobtainable up
to date, but if wo can secure it lator it
will be published.
Hone lo Ellsltcvriiril.
Rev. Bru. Verney, O.M.I., died
Wednesday morning in tho Catholic
bishop's palace, in thia city, nt tho ngo
of 70 years. Brother Verney was a
native of Franco. He camo to the
Pacific coast in 1847, with tho first
Oblato missionaries, who located in
Waaliington Territory; he aftcrwarda
came over to British Columbia in 1858.
Brother Verney has always been a
true and devoted auxiliary to tho missionary priests, We may add also
that his whole lifo, which has been a
life of humility nud sacrifice, lias been
spent in tho practice of the most heroic
Christian virtues. Hia funeral took
place yesterday at St. Mary's mission,
where his remains were conveyed.
The Baseball anil Lacrosse Matches
Both Won by tlio  Royal
City Clubs.
Continuation of the Sports.—The
Football Matches and the
Boating Races.
.1 Rii-fliy Union t'ni-iiic.l.
A meeting of the delegates elected
by tho football clubs of the province
for the purposo of forming a Provincial Rugby Union, waa held in Mr.
V*. J. Walker's office last night. Iu
the absence of the Viotoria delegatea
Mr. Ransome was requested to represent the capital city club. The following resolutions were unanimously
carried:
That a British Columbia Rugby
Union bo formed: That Mr. Hammersley bo president: That the captain
of each club be ux-offieio a vice president: That W. J. Walker be secretary
and treasurer of the union: Thut the
president and secretary be ex-oilicio
members of the committoe: That a
committee of nine members of the
union be appointed, with similar powers for the provinco of British Columbia, as tho committeo of the English
Rugby Union have for England: That
the officers and committeo be elected
by two delegates from each club in the
union, at a general meoting to bo held
alternately on tho mainland and on
the island, in the second week of September in eaeh year: That Messrs.
Drake, Fripp, Honeyman, Lister, Mnl-
come, Ransome, Baird, Hawthorn-
thwaite and the Rev. H. Irwin be members of tho committee: That each club
in tho union pay au annual aubsciip-
tion of 810: That the rules of tho
came be those of tho English Rugby
Union of 1889: That tho British Columbia Kugby Union be affiliated to
to the Rugby Union of Englnnd: That
a report of this meeting bo forwarded
to Athletic News, tho Field and .Pus-
time.
Fine Weather Again Favors the
Programme and the Celebration is a Success.
the evening until ten o'clock, gay
crowds thronged through the building,
examining the gorgeous diaplay, which
wna lit up brilliantly by gua jets. The
enjuyinent uf the evening was greatly
enhanced by the presence of "C" Battery band ou the band stand in the
centre of tho hall, nnd wheu the closing hour arrived everyono took thoir
way towards the city, in carriages
and on foot, delighted with the entertainment and the show. The favorable turn in the weather yeBterday,
after the rather gloomy inauguration
of tho festivities, gave a cheerful and
exhilarating aspect to everything and
mado tho second day of tho royal city's
carnival all that could be wished.
FROM VICTORIA.
Lost a Fln*-,ci'..-Sl!li> Arrivals.*-r.ial Time
••An Honest Eloper.
{Special tn the Columbian.
Victoria, Oot. 4.—Robert McDonald,
a carpenter in Smith k Mcintosh's pinning mills, had a linger cut oil' this moruing by tlio planer.
The ateanuUjip Oity of Puebla arrived
at 1.30 this afternoon from San Francisco; timo, 52 hours. The captain claims
•to have boaton the best record by ten
minutes.
The young bluejacket, Paul, who
80 romantically eloped to the other
sido with a Victoria girl, did not put the
owners of tho boat in which ho wont to
any loas. On reaching Port Angeles, he
had the boat taken to Port Townsend,
whero it wns shipped back to the ownors
hero.       	
TO-DAY'S DISPATCHES.
Four railway officiala woro.killed and
lllanj   !„.-,■,—**....   iujulial ',.. ..   ..,ui..v
collision at Lasowilz, PoSCll, llerniany,
to-day.
Tho Karl of Galloway was arraigned at
Dumfries to-day, chargod with indecent
conduct toward a little girl, Trial set
for Oct. 14th.
Rev. P. Cronin, of Buffalo, editor of
Catholic Union of that city, who has
boon particularly severe In denouncing
in his paper the foul-secret society con-
apiritora who murdered l>r, Cronin, nf
Chicago, in May last, has boon the recipient lately of a number of threatening
lotters, and hia frionds say ho is a marked
man. In this woek'8 issue, uf the paper,
Father Cronin hurls dclinnco at his
would-bu nuirderers and says ho will
. uover ceaso to expose and denounce tho
, villainy of the Irish Secret murdering
sociotica, wlto are doing ho muoh to injure
the Irish cause and corrupting America,
His life ia undoubtedly iu imminent dan-
.-gnr ti-niii hi,i ii'im! M,i':-.i!v   uiul   nii-ei-iiu
SliCOMk 1>AY—Till KSUAY.
No sooner had the announcement
gono round that the baseball match
was to commence, than the great
crowds thronging the building made
a move for the railing around the
grounds, and each secured a "coign of
vantage" n3ueat suited his or her taste.
Tho grand atand was gay with the
bright costumes of the ladies, and the
scene, presided over by old Sol in
person, wns juat ua animated and
bright as could be wished. The baseball match wub betweon tho Vancouver
Juniors and the Mainland Club of
Now Westminster for a prize of 825.
The teams were pretty evenly matched
as to physique, and started play at
12:30 p, in., aud from the start it
could be seen that tho Westminster
team wub going to have it all their
own way. Many passages in the game
would have dune credit to older and
more experienced players. Some of
tho Vancouver players exhibited surprising agility and great speed in making the bases. Grey, of Westminater,
excited admiration by his tine pitching,
while Greig, behind the bat, made
great work with the ball. The game
laated until 2 o'clock and resulted in
the defeat of the visiting team by a
acore of 18 to 9. It was pleasant to
remark that very little quarreling took
place over the decisions, and tho Vancouver men took their defeat easily
and with good grace. .
THE LACROSSE MATCH.
Half an hour later the lacroaBo athletes
stepped forward to contend. The
teams were the Vancouver Lacrosse
Club and the New Weatminster Club's
pioked team. The men on both aides
looked in superb condition, and as far
aa the Westminster'8 wero concerned,
it was no wonder, for they havo been
practicing night and morning for some
time past. The fruits of this hard
work were easily apparent in every
turn of the play. The greatest interest was manifested by the spectators in
this match; nearly everybody on the
grounds gathered around tu view it,
nnd many of the moro enthusiastic
rent the air with frenzied yells whenever a specially good stroke was made
by either side. The teams were as
follows:
Vancouver—Goal, J. Bighorn; point,
A. E. Suckling; cuver point, H, Quigley; defence, J, Smith, D. Wade, A.
Godfrey; centre field, \V. Law; home
field, D. Smith; second home field, H.
Rankin; third homo field, A. McGregor: outside home, J. B. Simpsun;
inside home, W. Woods; captain, A.
Larwell.
Westminster—Goal, A. Thompson;
point, J. C. Whyte; cover point, D. S.
Campbell; defence, W. J. Corbett, T.
Carrie, C. E. Stuart; centre, J. Gow;
home field, R. B. Lister, L. A. Lewis,
J. McMartin; outside home, Tom Hill;
inside home, J. J. Cambridge; captain, J. R. Polley. Referee, Charles
Rae; umpires, Wilson and March,
In the first game the Westminster
gold was hotly besieged and Bomo
splondid work wub done by both teams
at that point. The Vancouvor team
displayed a vim and determination that
only the steady, well disciplined and
cooi play of the We8tminatera could
check. After a Bhort, fierce battle of
aeven minutes, tho ball went through
tho Westminater goal. Thia victory
for Vuncouver induced tho crowd tu
pip their faith to that club in their anticipations for the aecond game, but
the rosult showed them wrong. During thia game a lut of unseemly and
unnecessary wrangling took place
about the decisions of the umpire and
a new one, E. Port, was appointed on
tho demand of the Vancuuver team.
After almost half an hour of line play
Westminster won tho gamo, The
third game was won in nbout 18 minutes by WeatminBtor. Tho fourth
game, liko the others, wns sharp and
exciting, tho Westministors claiming n
goal nt the end of five minutes, but
not being allowed it demanded and
wore given a new umpire, Anderaon
taking the place of Maroh. In 20
minutes tlio home toam sent the ball
through the Vanoouvor goal. Tho fifth
game was won by Vancuuver, after a
gallant strugglo uf nbout 10 minutes'
duration, and the match was declared
in favor of Now Westminster.
A MlILLlANX EVENING.
The lacrosso match was the last
item en tliu sports yesterday nfternoon,
nfter which there wus a general rush
fur tho city tu fortify the inner man.
In the evening, according to announcement, the illuinii.it! inns were ill order,
■nnd lb*. ttln.i.l-J    Ht-elipq   oto :  ,v*>re    l't'
erully ablaze with brilliant and vari-
lunil Ohinese liiutei'iis. The publio
display was largely augmented by the
praiseworthy and patriotic efforts of
private individuals, and very gay the
city looked, not only on Columbia st. 1
but for long distance) whoro the Fiin-
Gustifl illuminations extended on many
parallel and intersecting nireets. lu
thu viciuoty of the grounds, ou Park
lane, and setting off the beautiful arch
at the entrance to tlio pnrk, the Chin-
j eso lanterns blazed forth again iu all
their glories, like great, glow-worms,
lighting the returning multitude tu'tho
exposition grounds ami buildings. The
mam building itself, ablaze with light
from all its windows;.domes nnd turrets, loomed lofty nnd glittciiug
through thu night like a fairy castle,
and tho nweet strums of baud muBic,
wafted on the   air   from   within   the
TIIIIIII DAY—I'ltlUAY.
firemen's races.
Tho firemen's contests camo off at
11 a. m., when the dry test race was
run. Three teams entered, but only
two, both WestminBter, competed.
No. 1 team waa cumpuaed of G. F.
Scoullar (captain), Hull, Hill, Mitchell, Hume, Pittendrigh, Anderaon,
Gray, Manson and Munday. No. 2
team: J. Stirsky (captain), Dailaa,
Oliver, McGuire, Rosa, Murray, Albro,
and Gentles. No. 1 team made the
run in 1 min. 43 seconds, while No. 2
covered the ground in 1 min. 30 seconds, thus winning the race. The
judges were Mesara. Ovens, Reid and
Hoy; atarter, Ohief Ackerman; timekeepers, Messra. Lemon and Ackerman.
the regatta.
In the morning it was found advisablo
to postpone the aquatic sports until the
afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Long before
that hour tho wharves and docks,
landing Blips, floating logs ond every
available placo from which the race
could be viewed were black with sightseers. The following is the list of the
judges in the boat races: R. T. Drum-
inond, J. Laidlaw, W, Johnson, A.
Ewen, T. Ladner, Jas. Wise, H. Elliott, Capt. Grant, J. Harvey, and A.
M Herring. The Bailing races were
waived entirely on account of there
being no wind. Not a breath disturbed the glassy surface of the river and
the sun beat down as on a summer's
day. The Indian band discoursed
sweet music from a corner of the O. P.
N. dock. The first race was between
10-oared cutters, belonging to the
Royal Navy, over a course three miles
in length, for a purse of 830. A boat
each from H. M. S. Acorn and Icarus,
entered for the race, and without
much delay a start was made.' The
Acorn kept edging away right through
the race, and before the finish had distanced her opponent fully 500 yards.
The Acorn'a boat was in charge of Coxswain Tiekell, the Icnrus's was commanded by Coxswain Orossley. When
the boats passed the ships the tan
aboard cheered and shouted, and the
clapping of their homy hands sounded
like the crackling of musketry at a
distance. The cockswains cheering on
their men, and the jolly tars making
tho atout ashen oara bend again, while
the foam ourled from each rushing
prow, made up a most, exeiting and
pleasing spectacle. The Acorn won,
and the Icarus men were given it consolation prize of a dollar eaeh.
The four oared gig race was next
contested and three fine looking crews
entered; tho Valdez Islanders, Capt.
John Thomas, in their neat skiff were
very powerful men, with enormously
developed biceps and vast shoulders
and chests. They seemed confident
of victory. The Mayflower, Capt,
Isaac, from Hope, and tho Westminater, Capt. Bob Coutts, of Weatminster, fell into line and all made a grand
start, the Valdez boys falling to with
a beautifully even stroke nnd faultless
time. When nenr the lower buoy the
rudder of tho Woatminster crow broke
and they fell out of the race. The
Valdez won  by about  four  lengths.
Canoe race, 3 entries, 15 Indians,
won by Hope canoe;  2nd, Chilliwack.
Gig race, double soulla, 2 entrioa:
1st, Murray and McLean; 2nd, Irwin
nnd Cross.
Oanoe race, 2 entries, 11 Indians:
lat, Musquim; 2nd, Chilliwack.
Shell race, oue pair sculls, 3 entries: 1st, Bus; ether two dropped
out.
Five-oared whalers, 3 entries: 1st,
4-oared whaler H. M. S. Acorn; 2nd,
4-oarcd gig Aoorn; 3rd, 5-oured whaler
Icarus. Consolation prize given Inst
bont.
(From Daily Columbian, Oct. 5.)      j
Mathers and Milliaan's new wharf
will be finished noxt week.
The Delta took down a heavy load
of rock for the sandheads, yeaterday.
Workmen wero buaily engaged all
doy removing the decorations from tho
streets.
The Dunsmuir arrived Trom Nanaimo this afternoon with the usual passenger) and freight,
The flag staff at the city hall was
blown a foot or two out of plumb by
tho gale on Tuesday night.
One completely paralyzed drunk
was accommodated with lodgings at the
police station this morning.
Although overy boat and train left
the city to-day fairly packed the
streets seemed as lively sb ever.
Thestreets to-dayin manyplaceswere
littered with "busted" Chineso lanterns and scraps of all kinds of decorations.
The Knights of Pythias, not the Forresters, should have been credited
with a place in the grand procession on
Thursday.
Mr. W. L. Johnson Ss Co., of Gambier Island, Howo Sound, took the
flrst prize for shingles nt the provincial exhibition.
Tho "white wings that never grow
weary" were given an airing to-day on
the war-ships. Also a complement
of shirts and flannels.
A rifle team from H. M. S. Icarus
and another from the N. W. Riflo Association shot a friendly match on
the Brownsville range this  afternoon.
The Bteamers wero nil late in getting
off thia morning, being detained to receive the exhibits which could not be
removed from the grounds last night.
Six men of H. M. S. Icarus have
deserted since that ship arrived at
Westminster. The chief of police has
been officially notified by Captain
Strokes to look out for them.
Mr. T. S. Higginson, crown timber
agent, has seized a large number of
logs on Scott creek, Pitt lake, for an
infringement of the Dominion timber
laws. They will be sold by public
auction in a few weeks.
There wss a free-for-all fight in the
bar room of the Union Hotel last
night. Some hard hitting was dene
by the officers; une of the marines
present getting a terrible smash in
the face from ono of the policemen for
attempting to interfere wilh the officer.   The row was quickly quelled.
A large number of people visited the
Icarus and Acorn this afternoon and
were most handsomely treated by the
officers on board. From captain to
junior middy the officers of these
vessels are spoken of as a most courteous and hospitable lot of gentlemen,
and the impression of them carried
sway by every visitor was of the most
favorable nature. The vessels will probably sail on Tuesday.
A prominent oitizen and a well-
known Scandinavian salmon canner
met thiB morning opposite the Colonial and the latter called the former
a vile man, which the former promptly
countered with a blow on the latter'a
mouth. A police officer present warned the P. O. not to repeBt the blow,
and he managed to restrain himself
from "sailing into" his traducer and
giving him a terriblo trouncing.
.1.,.  .,-,:..u,
VICTORIA NEWS.
•lurk Tnr aiiiIiiiIh iiid  Snecllicni-I-.II
ivie, not an Eliincmeiti—Tele.
sraiililc kiiiu itlnieb.
Special lo Tin: Columiiian.   .
Victoria, Oct. ii.—The young woman
who was reported tu have eloped in a
sensational manner with her lovor, a
bluejacket from the Swiftsure, returned
homo from Port Townsend last night.
Her story throws a different light ou the
matter. From hor account sho waa forcibly abducted by tho sailor bold. Ho
invited her to take a sail with him on
Tuesday night. She consented and ho
procured a hoat. When they had aailcd
till uui, in thu oLiuitt, ho Lold her hu waa
going to Port Angeles. The girl pro.
tested, and the pair had a falling eut
thon and there. When Port Angelea
waa reached she refused to marry lliai,
notwithstanding ids entreaties and vows
of eternal devotion. Thoy occupied separate'hotel", and left for Port Townsend
next morning, the girl returning home
last, oviming. The family nre delighted
to aee the young woman, who tlicy had
thought was lost to them. A warrant
has beon issued for Paul's art-ret, and
should ho return the naval authorities
will deal with hiin on tlie serious charge
of desertion.
A telegraphic Bhootlng in-teli takes
place at, Clover Point rille rnir..o thia afternoon,
The Sardonyx arrived from the north
this morning with a large consignment of
canned salmon for varioua firms. No
news of importance.
■mi.11,in,-,.., /<.„f«»
Both Successfully Wound Up and
Visitors Return Home More
than Delighted.
A Strung.- Accident.
A few days ngo the little daughter of
Mr. Joseph Patterson, of Mount Lehman, while playing with a sharp uxe,
by some chance struck the edge against
her bare foot, completely severing the
middle toe between tho first and second
juintB. The strange pnrt of the accident was that, although the axo was
large and the foot small, uo damage
evon to the extent uf a scratch was
dono except to tho one too. Mr. Pat-
teraon dreased the injured foot himself and an hour later lhe littlo girl
was running about again playing her-
aelf na unconcernedly as if nothing had
happened.
UiiwurriihtnMc Conclusions.
It would appear that offence has-
been taken by somo of our Victoria
friends at what they considered to be
unfair and uncivil treatment at the
meeting in the city hall last night.
The circumstances under which the
meeting was held Bhould, to any reasonable person, afford a sufficient excuse for auy casual hastiness nf expression or apparent discourtesy of
manner manifested towards nny of tho
speakers in the evening, Wo only
have timo to touch upon ono point tonight, and that is the fact that nearly
evory individual of the large number
present at tho meeting was anxioua to
get through tho busitioss of tho evening with as little delay as possible, in
order to get out und witnesa the fireworks display; honco must of iho impatient and hasty remarks, by irrepressible porsuns in tho crowd, during
the evening.       *
Our Athletes.
The athletes of Westminster have
again Bucceeded in covering themselves
with glory, and the people of the Royal
City uwo them somo sort of a publio
locognitiou fur sustaining not only
their past reputation, but fur lidding
additional honors tu themselves and
the city genorally. During the nolo-
bintiou just closed our athletes cntno
off victors in ovory contest entered into
with outsido clubs, nud their ability to
repeat Iheso successes is unquestioned.
What wo now suggest is thnt thu medals ao gallantly ivou aliuuld bu pro-
Bouted tn the winners at a public
mooting, specially culled for tliat pur-
pose. This will lm a protty wuy of
allowing the appreciation in which'our
athk'ioH nre held, anil it will also, on-
enrage thom am', the rising genera-
lion to maintain th': supremacy uf the
Roynl City against all bunioi'S. Let
actum be taken on thia suggestion.
JPitfthA«-»« Cast-aria.
The Horse Races, Foot Ball Match
and Other Events of Great
Interest.
Illuminations,   Fireworks ami a
Grand Naval Display, and
the Curtain Falls.
Tho final sports of the celebration
drew the crowds away from tho exhibition buildings, and towards evening
they wero almost deserted except by
thoae who had taken vantage ground
at the windows and on the balconiea
from which to view the outduur pru-
ceedinga. The members uf the junior
cricket club Bpent the most of tho day
lingering about the grounds waiting
fur the Vancouver juniors to turnup
uud settle the disputed juvenile championship, but they waited in vain till
long after the arrival of the lust afternoon train when they formally declared themselves champions and withdrew from the field.
the horse races
drew an immense crowd aa they never
fail to do, for thero is something inborn in mun that makes him love a
fine horse and an exciting horse race.
The firat race waa for the "Royal City
stakes," in which there were three entries, viz: James Lascelle's b. in.
"Mayflower;" Geo. Black's b. g. "Coquitlnm Jim," and J. A. McNeill's b.
h. "Ito." The race was one mile,
best twu in three heats and was won by
Ito with Mayflower second. Time 2.00.
The "Mainland Stakes," half mile,
best two in three heats. The entries
wero A. E. Pittendrigh's Borrel gelding, "Charlie B"; P. Jacob's g. m.
"Jenny;" A. Cussels' b. g. "Royal;"
Geo. Black'a b. h. "Bryan O'Lynn;"
and E. Gowdy'a r. m. "Maude."
Maude won two straight heats, Royal
second. Time 1.04. The entries in
the half mile dash were, A. Cassels'
"Royal;" R. Stevenson's, "Rival;" J.
Moore's "Golddust;" Jaa. Lascelle's
"Mayflower;" Geo. Black's "Bryan
O'&ynn," and "Ooquitlam Jim." Mayflower came in first with Coquitlam
Jim second.   Time 1 minute.
The cowboy's race for a special prize
given by Mr. T. J. Trapp was probably the'most interesting event on the
list. Joseph Gordon aud G. W.
Rasure gave some fine exhibitions of
horsemanship,which excited the crowd
to cheers time and again. The race
wai won by Jos. Gordon, G. W.
Rasure Becond.
THE FOOTBALL MATCH
followed immediately after the harae
races, and to this was accorded the
largest audience of the day. The opposing teams were very evenly matched, but the royal city mon were the
strongest at every point, although the
preponderance wasnut great. Thegame
was played for all it was worth from
beginning tu end, and although it was
rough from start to finish the hard
knocka were taken good naturedly and
bad feeling wns unnoticeable. (jiving
to the late hour at wliich the gnrae
was-eommeticed it waa decided that
the play should be 30 minutes each
way. The ball was generally kapt
over the Vancouver line, and the determined rushes made by the visitors'
forwards failed tn mnke the WestminBter hnlf the battleground for the
leather. It was nn offensive gamo
with Vancouvor from (ii-Bt tu last, and
twice they found it necessary in take
a tuuch down for safety. Tlie aeriin-
luageB were uf momentary occurence,
and were fought with tho greatest
obatinacy i-n both aidea. The game
resulted in victory for the Westminater team by ono touchdown and three
minor poinla tn a duck's egg for tho
Visitors.
THE ILLUMINATIONS
brought 10,000 people out of dunrs
last night, and standing room at points
of vantage nil along the water front
from the ship yard io Sapperton was
at a premium. Tho night was beautiful, too much ao in Fact for tho effectiveness of the display of fireworks;
aud tho waters of tho noblo Fruser
nover were more placid or lovely under
the beams nf the now moon. About
8:30 o'clock ihe lirst rocket shot sky-
wards from tho fireworks scow, and
an instant later the search lights on
the war vessels were turned on lhe city
front, darting rays ot blinding light
hither nud thither and bringing most
visibly to view the smnlleat object on
wliich they fell. After a beautiful display of tire works, lasting half an hour,
the torch light, procession made its appearance Irom the direction of the
North Ann, and a minute later the
first, fiulilhi, towed by a tug, had swung
into viow. Then the second flotilla
made its iip,ieii.rance, both Bailing directly noroafi the river. The proees-
Biun aluwly circled round the war vessels and tlie n passed down the oity
front to the Ndfcth'Ar:r.; As JJ-ii M.f
mile of t rch lighted craft swung round
tho Icarus the sight presented to the
onlookers was beautiful beyond description and oven the Vancouvorites,
whu were proaent in Inrgo .numbers,
wero forced to admit thnt it was tho
finest thing of the kind over seen in
the provinco. During nil thia time
the tiro works wero boing sent up and
the search lights were being revolved,
grently io the plonsuro of tho multitude. As tlto procession passed the
war ships, cheer after choer was given
by the Mile jacket) who lined the sides
of tho vessel); tho cheers were returned from tho procession with intorest nml the steamboat whistles
joined in thu general compliments.
It was freely admitted on nil sides
that this part of the programme wns
the most, perfectly cnrriod out of tho
wh I , atnl the euninii'.tee of   manage-
toni.f .1. o„„,, ,li.i     l,i..li..uf    n.nipo    fnr
t tlieir oxi.ihi'ion gave to
both citizens and visitors.
By the time tho fireworks and procession were brought to an end it was
nearly time for the Vancouver train
to depart, and a thousand WeBtmin-
storites made their way to the depot to
givo tlieir terminal city friends a hearty
farewell. An hour was spent in
pleasant intercourse, sung singing and
speech making, and when 11 o'clock
nrrived everyone waB sorry that the
grent exhibition and celebration was
over. As tho train pulled out of the
yard the entire crowd joined in singing "God save the Queen," the loyal
strains of which floating upwards in
tho calm night air wero heard in every
part of the eity.
The streets, business houses and
private residences generally wore even
more finely illuminated than on the
previouB night, and Columbia street
in particular was a sight nover to bo
forgotten.
NOTES.
The dingy racB waa won by McLean; 2nd Buah; 3rd a bluejacket
from the Acorn. The race waB a
species of walk-over fur tho winner,
and he increased his distance or decreased it just as it suited him. The
bluejacket took hia defeat comically,
and his ludicrous denunciation of the
boat which ho had borrowed, threw
the crowd into roars of laughter. The
regatta was eminently successful, and
was accompanied by many humorous
incidents that kept the lnrge crowds
of spectators in a continued ripple ot
merriment.
While waiting the arrival of the
Acorn's whaling bout, the coxswain of the Icarus whaler gave a fine
exhibition of distance signalling. He
stood up in the sternsheets of the
boat and proceeded to stretch out his
arms, at the sides, above his head;
one arm bent, the other straight, and
in every conceivable direction. The
Acorn, which ho was signalling,. Bent
off her boats evidently in reply to the
message sent ub described above.
The jolly jack tara wore out iu force
last night, as per issue: The Bound of
their stentorian voices could be heard
issuing from many a hostelry, in song
and speech. When they elected to
sing iu chorus the effect waa something astonishing.
The exodus of the Victoriu contingent this murning un the Princess
Louiso was in many ways- interesting.
Before the stenmer left, M.T. Dalby resumed the interrupted thread of his
speech at last night's meeting and was
listened to by a large and interested
arowd. Mounted un a box the Victorian stated his ease freely and his
remarks were received with applause.
A. maiulander replied in a humorous
speech that set everybody laughng. All
over the dock small parties were eagerly discussing the great meeting of
last evening.
As tbe vessel waa about to start
'Oarsman Bush hoisted a large broom
tu the foremast head, to the great
'amusement of all present;
A party of Victorians stood on the
forward upper deck and gave cheers
unlimited fur Westminster, the mayor,
the exposition, the warshipsand everything and everybody ihey could ibink
of. Mayor Townsend replied in peraon by atanding on the edge of the
dock and waving a parting salute with
his hat.
All the visitors seemed in good
spirits and evidently well pleased with
their entertainment here. C Battory
band was nlso aboard, some- of the
members being in the state known as
"jolly."' Disappointment waa expressed that they did not play, something
aa the bout dropped down stream.
Personal.
A. C: WcIIb left for Chilliwack today.
Judge Bole haa returned hurt, Ot-
ttiwn.
Jaa. Orr, M.P.P., returned to Vancouver to. day.
W. H. Ladner and wife left for
home thia morning.
Win.. Dalby left for "Victorin this
morning by the str. Princess Louise.
A St. George Hammersley, of Vancouver, and wifo, were in the city yesterday.
H. Kipp wob n passenger by the
steamer Irving this morning for Chilliwack..
Dr. Robertson, of Vancouver, took
in the celebration aud returned home
lust liiight.
G. A. McTavish, of Vicioria, loft
fur home tu-day on, the steamer Princess lionise.
(i. W. Chadiey and wife, of Sumaa,
loft for homo aftvF a plenaant visit to
the royal city.
1. Kipp left for Chilliwack thia
morning greatly pleased with his visit
V' the royal city.
Rev. Mr. Small, of Lytton, arrived
hutno yeaterday from an extended
visit to England.
Clms. E. Woods returned to the oity
yesterday after a protracted visit to
the northern coast.
John Boultbee came over from the
terminal oity  yusourua', uud witnessed
Capt,. Worsnop nnd wifo, of Vancouver, were tho guests of Mrs. G. D.
Bryiuner on Thursday.
J. R. Bowell, collector of customs,
Vuncouver, after enjoying the celebration left for home last night.
Bishop Sillitoe left for Vancouvor
this afternoon to conduct tho opening
Services of Christ church   to-morrow,
J. 0. McLagan, of tho Vancouver
World, returned home last night after
doing the exhibition from start to
finish.
C. G. Juhnsun, tlio veteran footballer nnd cricketer, spent oxhibition
time with ub and went home Inst evening inure than pleased with his visit.
Hon. John Robaon loft for the capital yeaterday, highly delighted with
his visit, to Westminster and tho cor-
dinl recontion he mot with on all sides. VOLUME 34.
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WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C,
i.iiitiii M'-JKiTTkl fft
OCTOBER 9, 1889.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Jinriiliig, Ocl. 0, lssn.
In   tho   current number of   the
Fortnightly Review M, li. Paul Neuman makes a  strong  statement of
the caso against capital punishment.
He begins by assorting that the two
ultimate objects of punishment are
the   protection of   society anil  the
reformation of tlio criminal, but that
the latter especially lias   been   rendered almost impossible in England
by the   persistence with wliicli   the
law has clung   to   punishment   by
death.   Mirabeau once said thut the
English nation was the  most merciless of uuy thnt lio   had   heard   or
road of, uud the fact that  so lato us
the time of George 111.   thero were
on the Engliili statute book  nearly
two hundred crimes punishable with
death seems to justify this   opinion.
Since then, it is true, a great chango
has been effected,   and   at   present
the capital penalty is inflicted   only
in oases of treason or   murder, but,
a3 the many relaxations of the penal
code have not beon  accompanied by
any increaso of  crime, many people
have begun to believo that   punishment by death should be   abolished
altogether.    Their reasons for doing
so   ure   briefly summarized   by M,
Neurnan.    Tho first of  these   reasons is that there is no certainty in
the application of  capital   punishment.   Lawyers say that   there   is
nothing more difficult than   to   obtain a verdict of guilty from  a jury
where the oharge is   murder.    Unwillingness to accept  responsibility
for tho death of a fellow-being  influences jurymen far more frequently than most people are aware,  and
the result   is   that  conviction  for
murder is most uncertain.   In those
of the neighboring states   in whioh
capital punishment has beeu abolished the reverse   is   the case,   as M.
Neuman shows by the testimony of
those able to speak  authoritatively
on the subject.   The conclusion   is
that of  all  punishments   used by
civilized nations that   by death   is
the most erratic and  uncertain   in
its application. Probably the strongest  argument  against   the  death
penalty, however, is that its   deterrent effect  is  greatly exaggerated.
M. Neuman points out  in the first
place that deterrence is not the only
thing to be considered in  this   connection, for, if so, it would be  easy
to justify   punishment  by torture,
mutilation,  or   even    vivisection.
But, without going into  the  arguments as to the deterrent effect  of
the death penalty,   the  fact  that
numerous European  countries  and
several states of the American union
have either abolished it or practically
dispensed with hanging for murder,
with good results, is  of itself  the
very best evidence  that  this  supposed effect  is  generally over estimated.    Among other testimonies
on this point is that  of  Governor
Washburn, of Wisconsin, who wrote
in 1873:   "It is twenty years since
the abolition of capital punishment.
No state can show greater  freedom
from  homicidal  crime.     With a
population representing almost overy
nationality,   statistics   show  that
crime instead of increasing with the
growth of the stato has actually diminished."     Similar    evidence  is
furnished by the criminal  statistics
of other  states  and  of  numerous
European countries.   Finally, there
is much in what John Bright in the
dayB of public executions once said
of capital punishment, us follows:—
"Whenever you hang a man  in the
face of the public under the circumstances to which we are  so  accustomed in this country, if you do in
the slightest degree deter from crime
by the shocking nature of the punishment, I will undertake to say   that
by so muoh—nay, by muoh more—
you weaken that otlier and greater
security which arises from the reverence with which human life  is  regarded."   Other arguments advanced by M. Neuman are that the death
penalty is not susceptible of  graduation,' that it is not reformatory in
character, that it shocks the moral
sense of the community, and that it
destroys sources of  evidence.    Although this question of capital punishment versus non capital  punishment is a moot question  of  long
standing and one which   experienoe
has shown to be extremely difficult
of a final and satisfactory determination, it   is   becoming increasingly
apparent that public   sentiment   is
steadily growing in strength against
the praotice.
Olzewski, the Russian physicist,
has succeeded in liquefying sufficient
ozone to determine the boiling point,
whioh is—159 Fahr. The liquid
ozone is dark blue in color, and is
nearly opaque in a layer a tenth of
an inoh thick.
A Oorsican doctor, M. de Susini,
has made a sulphuric ether engine
of twenty horse-power, which is expected to realizo a saving of sixty-
five per oent. in fuel. Scientific
men in Paris who have witnessed its
working arc Baid to havo reserved
thoir opinion as to its merits until
further tests have been  made.
There was one factor in tho success of the exhibition to wliich our
modesty makes us reluctant to refer,
but wliich, we feel, should not be
passed over in silence, us it has its
lessons. That factor was tho course
pursued by this paper. We do not,
of course, mean that thu amount,
handsome though it was, of The
Columbian's Fund, materially affected the success of the show. New
Westminster people nro generally
ready euough when it subscription
list goes round; und probably our
fund did littlo moro than save the
collectors so much troul'le, as far as
the available funds were concerned •
but the presence of the list in the
paper, aud the frequent references
to it throughout the year put and
kept two facts boforo the public.
The first was, that the exhibition was
to be held in New Westminster this
year; and the second was that New
Westminster was going to make a
success of it, if such it thing wits
possible. In former years, it was
always Into in the summer before
people generally knew where the
exhibition was to be held, nnd even
then they did not generally know
whether there was an energetio
management behind it, or whether
it would be left to "run itself."
Now the lesson is this, that if we
want a successful show, we must
not leave our advertising to the last
moment, and we must give people
something whicli they will accept as
a guarantee that tho exhibition will
be worth taking part in, and woith
going to see. These objects can bo
accomplished best by making the
show a fixture, and giving one community a permanent interest iu it.
A" peripatetic show cannot be a
great one.
An aftair occurred at Hamilton,
Ont., a couple of weeks ago, which
should prove a warning to all peace
officers, and to those who are responsible for their instructions and conduct. A stranger, who appears to
have been eccentric to tho verge of
lunacy, but perfectly harmless, took
a room in a lodging house, and kept
himself to himself so thoroughly—
living upon bread and cheese and
raw tomatoes, and holding intercourse with no one, that his landlady got nervous about him; and
when she discovered that he had a
revolver in his room, she communicated with the police. It would
have been quite correct to send one
or two men to interview the "suspect" and find out what he meant
and who he was; but instead
of that, a squad was sent at
daybreak, the room beseiged, and
the door battered in. Result—the
inmate, fired his pistol—without
hurting anybody—at the supposed
burglars, and a constable, returning
the fire, shot him dead, It will
probably go very hard with the constable, who has been locked up;
but the blame lies more at the door
of the system. One oannot read
the papers without discovering that,
both in Oanada and the United
States, constables tbink themselves
justified in using their revolvers on
mere suspicion. Cases of such use
are continually reported, and no
notice appears to be taken of them,
unless a fatal result follows tho
shooting. We will not presume to
state the exact law of the matter,
but it ought to be distinctly understood, and all officers ought to be
carefully instructed, that shooting
on mere suspicion is murder. A
hundred circumstances may put a
perfectly innocent person in the position of a "suspicious character"
for the moment.
been manifesed iu the province before in these matters, and had held
tlie first really successful provincial
exhibition in British Oolumbia
Some of the speakers also adverted
to the fuct of the unfavorable
weather at the opening of the late
exhibition as a reason why the royal
city, after all its costly and enterprising preparations, should lia\c
an early Opportunity of holding
another grand show under more
favorable rueteorologicnl conditions.
All these arguments were good.
When all is said, however, one fact
stands out more prominently than
any other—and ample testimony
was contributed to this at the meeting Friday—that Westminster is
the virtual centre of the great agricultural and industrial interests of
tho province, and us such must be
tho focal point for nil the most important and successful exhibitions
of the future in the province,
whether tlicy shall continue to bo
denominated "provincial" or not.
NO. tl.
s. u.*s.ts?t
The annual meeting of the provincial agricultural association held
Friday night decided unanimously
that the next annual exhibition
should be held at Queen's park,
New Westminster. It was n foregone conclusion, we might say, before the meeting, that such would
be the decision arrived at, Victoria's claims were ably urged at the
meeting by Mr. Wm. Dalby and
others from that city, on the ground
of the hitherto tacitly understood
agreement that the provincial exhibition should be held alternately
on the mainland and the island.
That agreement, however, it was
shown, was nothing more than an
easy mutual understanding, having
nothing necessarily binding ubout it,
and arrived at and adhered to under oonditious altogether different
from those now maintaining—an
informal and obsolete compact in
short which could not for a moment
be allowed to stand in the way of
the best interests of the institution itself, and of the great majority of those who oontribute
to its success and are benefitted by
it. Those who spoke Friday night
in favor of the show returning to
this city next year—and there were
many—founded their contention
nearly to a man on tho faot that
Westminster, in the preparations
for and throughout tho entiro exhibition just closed, had shown a spirit
and an enterprise such as had never
The British Association, says
an exchange, is meeting this
year nt Newcastle-on-Tyne for the
third time in a quarter of a century.
Tlio new presidont is Professor W,
H. Flower, of the British museum,
and the head of the geographical
section is n man well known in
Canada, Sir Francis de Winton. It
is suggested that the scientists,
meeting in the place thoy do, shall
apply themselves to the tough old
problem of when the British coal
beds are likely to run out. The
possibility of liquid fuel being ndapt-
ed for replacing coal is already being
discussed, and the Liverpool Mercury says on this point: "The English consul at St. Petersburg, in his
last report, saya thut the residium
of naphtha is being used in Russia us
fuel to a constantly increasing extent. Taking the city of Moscow
as an example, it is found that, although that city is 1,500 miles from
Baku, the source of supply, yet the
dregs of naphtha prove 35 per cent,
cheaper for fuel than either wood or
coal. The manufacturers und the
railway companies are using liquid
fuel, as well as the steamers on tlio
Caspian Sea, and a stove is now
being introduced which will utilize
liquid fuel for domestic purposes.
Efforts are also being mnde to introduce different kinds of petroleum
into England as fuel, and it may
come to pass that the apparently
boundless stores of petroleum iu
Canada and other places will enter
into competition with our own coal
seams." In this comparatively new
idea of "liquid fuel" the economist
has the answer to his anxious question of what the world shaU do
when the wood and coal stores have
become exhausted.
It is getting to be "dangerous to
bo safo" now for men in England,
as well as in America, to entertain
decided views and take any prominent action with respect to Irish
affairs. Such organizations as the
Clan-na-Gael and such characters as
tho Fenians and Irish dynamiters
will stop nt nothing in the nature
of atrocious, foul and bloody deeds
to gain imagined advantages, while
these are the very things that are
throwing discredit upon and seriously damaging and hindering the Irish
cause. The black crime that was
perpetrated in Chicago a few months
ago in the "removing" of Dr. Cronin
by hired assassins, at the instigation
of an Irish murdering society, appears as though it was likely to have
a parallel case in England, when all
the facts shall have been developed.
The mysterious disappearance of
Rev. Mr. Barfield, the congregational minister, is causing remark at
present in England, says a cotemporary, and may turn out to be
something more than a nine days'
wonder, so that the facts aro worth
bearing in mind. Mr. Barfield, who
resided in Walsall, had been for
some time publicly identifying himself with the government party and
aiding the movement againBt the
home rule cause. His activity in
politics aroused hostility in some
quarters, and as far baok us July
last he reoeived threatening letters.
Paying no attention to these, the
following warning was addressed to
bim anonymously, the writing being
in a female hand:
"Rev. Sir.—Though personally unknown to you, I have often heard you
and admired you, and would do you good
if I could, The warnings you have hod
are real, and the rage of thoso who tent
them is intense, because you aro adverted to speak at Chaaotown in July. Do
let me beg of you not to go, evil will oome
of it if yon do—the men who are engaged in this work swear thoy will stop
tho parsons if they can't any ono elae,
Give up going—we maybo ordered away
in a few months—and then thinga may
be well. I dare not tell you who I am—
my life might pay the penalty—but I am
sincero, and I know I want to savo you,
or tho Dr. Cronin tragedy may bo repeated in England."
Mr. Barfield disregarded this letter
as he had the othors, and went, to
London to begin a series of political
lectures in and about the city. He
remained in the metropolis for several weeks,    The report is  that
while in London he received an invitation to deliver some of his lectures in Ireland. Of this invitation
not much is known. The political
managers wero ignorant of it, and it
was only surmised as to what part
of Ireland he could have gone to, if
he really departed on this mission
at all. Light on theso points, however, was subsequently furnished.
The caretaker of tho Waterford,
Ireland, city hall declares that a
gentleman corresponding in appearance to Mr. Barfield called there
and asked to have a good sent reserved for liim at the approaching
home rule moeting. He never returned to claim it. Mr. Barfield
lias now been missing since about
the end of August, and, although
the detectives of Scotland Yard
havo been ut work on the case, no
trace of liim has been discovered.
A Into cable despatch stated, on the
authority of the London Star, tho
home rule paper conducted by Mr,
T. P, O'Connor, that Mr. Barfield
had sailed for Canada under an
assumed name. It remains to be
seen, however, what further developments will bu forthcoming,
Dr. T. Billroth, of Vienna, states
that insignificant injuries are frequently made serious by the uncalled-for application of carbolic acid,
which skilful surgeons are using
much less than formerly, It may
cause not only inflamation but even
fatal blood-poisoning.
Mr. George Muller, who is travelling, and preaching among the Himalayas, has written the 50th annual
report of his famous orphanage at
Bristol, Eng. Since the institution
was founded it has received and
spent more than £550,000 ; more
than 1011,000 persons have been entirely supported and educated in it,
and tens of thousands materially
assisted ; five large houses, capable
of affording homes for 2,050 orphans,
have been built at a cose of $576,-
000, and 66 schools are now maintained. Yet the institution has
never beon a penny in dobt, and
has never, directly or indirectly,
asked for human aid.
Prince Bismarck's bill against
strikes is a very sweeping measure.
It sweeps nway the liberties of
workingmen. The bill defines a
strike as a conspiracy, for which
severe punishment is meted out to
all taking part. Where nn agreement hus been entered into, express
or implied, to work for a certain
fixed period, and is violated by a
combination among the workmen,
the punishment is doubly severe.
All who iu public advise and counsel
others to take part in a strike
are declared public enemies, and
may be either imprisoned or
exiled. It looks as if the Prince
was anxious to promote emigration.
At a dinner, not long ago, Wilkie
Collins related instances proving
how impossible it was to introduce
into a novel descriptions of places
and things wholly imaginary. In
ono of his works ho describes a
house which he had never seen and
entirely the offspring of his imagination. A few days after the publication, a man called upon him to
protest against the introduction of
his house into the novel. Strange
to say, the pages of the novel contained a perfect description of the
man's property. At another time
he used as one of his characters a
man who so exact about his eating
that he weighed every morsel which
entered his stomach. Mr. Collins
had in reality never heard of such a
man. He waa greatly surprised,
one week after the appearance of his
book, by the visit of an utter
stranger, who wished to know by
what right Mr. Collins made him
ridiculous in print by mentioning
ono of his peculiarities.
Dr. Sohliemann, says an Athens
correspondent of the Cleveland
Leader, is infatuated with old Greece,
and he wants nothing but Grecian
about him. "His servants have
Greek names, and he never ohanges
these though the men may be different. It is Pericles who always
opens the door, and tycurgus lugs
up the coal from year to year. He
has two pretty children, and I
saw throughout tho house the
paintings of Andromache, his
daughter, and I looked at the photographs of his little boy who has
the name Agamemnon. His wife is
a Greek. She is nearly a generation
younger than her husband, and she
was a girl studying at the great female sohool of Athens, known as
the Arsakion, when Sohliemann
met her. She was the best student
in her class, and when the learned
doctor found that she knew the
Iliad by heart, the gossips of Athens
say that he straightway proposed,
She was beautiful, however, as well
as learned, and her potrait which I
saw on the wall of tho drawing-room
represents a very fine looking lady,
She is said to be as found of Greek
as her husband, and at a children's
fancy ball not long ago her daughter
woro a dress liko those shown in
somo of tho figures discovered in
the excavations of Troy.
Wholesale and Retail Druggists
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from $7.00.    "
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■ dwselOtc
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AT
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Cor. Columbia and Mary Sts., New Westminster.
The above named firm having fully decided to retire from the
Dry Goods Business and cbnfine their attention to the Grocery
Business for the future, now offer the whole of thei'r
Choice, New, Well Selected and Well Bought Stock of Dry
Goods and Clothing at
Cost Prices for Cash.
A rare chance is now offered to intending purchasers, as the stock consists of
goods just suited for the present and coming season. All fresh ana In prime order
and purchased in the best foreign markets at rook bottom pricea.
Sale to commence on Monday, the 16th instant, and to continue until the whole
of the stock has been closed out. REMEMBER THE PLACE: Corner of Columbia and Mary Streets.
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ROYAL CITY
Planing il Company, Ld.
RICHARD STREET, NEW WESTMINSTER.
MANUFACTURERS AKD DEALERS IN
r
Shingles, Shakes, Laths, Pickets,
SALMON BOXES, NET FLOATS, TRAYS.
AND All KIUDB OS-
Wood Furnishing for Canneries.
Doors.   Frames,   Windows,
Mouldings.
Blinds.
Railings,
Balusters.
Brackets.
Newels.
PLAIN AND FANCY AND ALL KINDS OF TURNED WORK.
nolOJwly
m VOLUME 34.
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WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, E. C„ OCTOBER 0, 1889,
NO. 41.
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THE GREAT  FAIR
 •__
Again Visited by Immense Throngs
and Interest Remains as
Great as Ever.
The Last  Day the Best of the
Whole.    Tho Fair All
Too Short.
Completion of the Prizo List. Notes
of Interest and the Doing's
of the Day.
THIRD DAY™I'HIDA-r.
After 0 o'clock Just evening tho exhibition buildings, wliich had been
partially deserted fur ali hour, rapidly
filled with people nnd by 7 o'clock tho
buildings wore us pucked as nt any
timo during the afternoon. *'0" Buttery band and the Rifles' band, in
turn, discoursed lively music which
added much tu the general spirit of the
occasion. Every visitor was delighted
with what tlioro wns to sec, anil even
to those who had already inspected tho
buildings and exhibits aeveral times
previously, tho grand success of the
exhibition hecame mure apparent.
Until 10 o'clock the halls wore thronged
with an inspecting multitude and when
the closing hour arrived i's was with
difficulty the building wns cleared.
The illuminations throughout the city
were expected to draw the crowds
away from the building, hut they hud
no such effect.
THE LAST   HAV
of the fair broke clear, nmi bright, and
long before "Old Sol" had kindled
the peaks of tho Pitt mountains the
Btreets were fairly nlivo with people,
and by 9 o'clock tho entire populace
seemed to bo out doors. Tlie broad
sidewalks were loo narrow to accommodate thn crush uud thousands were
forced to uso the streets. Fortunately
the warm sun hint dried up tlie mud
and the walking oven on the middle of the btreets wus not bud. Tho
first train from Vancouver arrived
sharp on time und brought soveral
hundred visitors ti swell the crowd
and hundreds more arrived in carriages and other vehicles. By 10
o'clock
THE   MIR GROUNDS
aud buildings wore swarming with visitors and the interest seemed greater
than evor. The same faces seen in
the buildings yesterduy were them
again to-day examining the exhibits
with undiminished interest. Tho
ladies' exhibits camo in for a close inspection, and the awards of tho judges
wero scoichingly criticised. Two
ladies who seemed to be thoroughly
posted in the technique of fancy work,
and spoke of stitches and styles iu language unintelligible to tho uninitiated,
condemned full; 50 per cent of thu
awards mnde, and certainly with some
reason, as could be easily understood
when the perfections and defects iu
the various articles wero pointed out.
Two beautiful Turkish cushions, us
fine as anything could bo made, were
completely ignored by the judges, whilo
greatly inferior articles in the Bamo
class wero given prizes. Similar decisions were reached in the majority of
the awards. Iu consequence of this
there is naturally considerable dissatisfaction among the exhibitors, but whnt
seems strangest of all is that several
prize winners arc as much surprised
at their success ns are the exhibitors of
the really superior articles. During
the murning the building was enlivened by C Battery bind and the Rifles'
life and drum band, and this fine music
lent much animation to the scene.
The behavior of the constable m
oharge of tho fruit exhibits culls for
severe censure. This individual was
not only rude and bullying in his con
duct generally, but actually insulting
to both ladies anil gentlemen. Yesterday afternoon while au invited
gUOst ef the city was being shown the
exhibits by two of our most prominent
citizens, a small sample was taken
from a out apple te allow the visitor
tb judgo of its flavor. The over ctti
cious constable taw tho sample reroov
ed and then stepped iip and informed
the party that they "were nut gentlemen," and insulted them by further
abuse. Had it net been for the presenco of ladies near at hand the constable would have been heartily kick
ed. Last evening a lady took a single
grape from a broken cluster and in an
instant the bully was at her and used
threats both cowardly and uncalled
for. Many other instances of such
behavior are told of this fellow, and
the less the public gets of his services
in future the more satisfaction it will
give.
INTHE  STOOK YARDS
hundreds of people gathered to inspect
the horses and cattle, and very favorable were the general comments on
them. The Jersey animals showed
were all fine, Lewis Chadsey showing
the best bull, aud C. 0. Major the best
cow. These attracted more attention
than any othor of the exhibits. W.
Grimmer shows some splendid South-
downs, Cotswold ana Shropshire
sheep, and in this division his exhibit
is the largest and best. The heavy
draught horses and goneral purpose
horses were closely examined by several competent judges, and their de*
cision was that the class of animals exhibited was superior throughout.
Coiillnunllou or Prize llm.
HORSES AND CATTLE.
Roadsters,—Best stallion, R A Fur
ver, 2nd, Jones k McNeil; boat brood
maro, R A l'urvor, 2nd Wm MoArthur;
|iest golding 3 years old or ovor, R A
Purvor; bost mare throo years old or
ovor, W Tomploton, 2nd W Templeton*
bost 1-year-olil filly, lt A Purver; host
sucking filly, W McAi'thiir; best sucking
colt, 11 A Purvor; host 1-year-old colt,
Isaac Kipp; best pair carringe horses over
IBS lunula, ll Wobb; best pair carriago
horses lfti hands anil under, Wm Templeton; best .saddle horso, F Foi'gooso,
2nd R Stevenson; bost buggy horse, R A
Purver, 2nd L Williams; best walking
horse under saddle, R Stevenson, 2nd
i,ewis Chadsey.
General Pukvoses.— Best stallion for
geuerul purposen, I* Forrest, 2nd .1
Deroscher- best brood mare, "E Gerard,
2nd Henry Vasey; best 2-year-old filly,
A G Wells; bost sucking filly, 1) Woodward, 2nd E Gerard; best 2-year-old
colt, A C Wells; best 1-year-old colt, I
Kipp; best pair carringe horses over 15*j
hands, W Templeton, 2nd Geo Black;
best saddle horse, I) Cnrr, 2nd Lewis
Chadsey; best buggy horse, K Stevenson,
2nd G A Perrin; best pulling team. T F
Sinclair; best walking horse under saddlo, Lewis Chadsey, 2nd U Stevenson.
Diiaiight Horses.—Best stnllion, W
Gowdy, 2nd II Simpson; hest brood
mnro, McRae Campbell, 2nd W Nicholls;
hest sucking colt, J) S Stewart, 2nd Win
Nicholls; best pair draught horses, P Forrest, 2nd Wm Nicholls; best dray horse,
L* Forrest.
Jerseys.—Best hull .1 years nnd upwards, Lewis Chadsoy, 2nd H Brealey;
hest bull 2 years old and upwards, T
Cunningham; bost bull calf, C G Major,
2nd T Cunningham; best cow in calf or
milk, C G Major, 2nd ,1 S Clute; best 2-
yenr old heifer, T II, l'cnrsonjhest 1-year-
old heifer, T Cunningham, 2nd C G Ma
jor
A GREAT MEETING.
Graded Stooic.—Best milch cow. 3
years old und over, T Cunningham, 2nd
C J Rol'son; best heifer 1 year old and
under 2, A C Wells, 2ndT Ciuiningham;
best heifer cnlf, Geo McKne, 2nd H L
Delleck; bett fut steer of uny age, Philip
Jnoknianj best two fat cattle, Philip
Jaoltinnn.
EQUESTRiANSini'—Most graceful and
accomplished lady rider, MissMcKeevor,
2ml Miss Kipp, 3rd Mrs H G Koss; most
graceful und accomplished gentleman filer, R A Turner, 2nd Geo Black, 3rd
RStevenson.
DIVISION 1\
Foil Misses Under 14 Years. —Best
bread, Miss Austin, 2nd Fannie Hughes,
3rd Mis3 Latham; hest potato yeast, Miss
Austin, 2nd Miss Lathnm; best soda biscuit, Miss Latham.
DIVISION j.
Buggies, Etc. --Best single open buggy, Reid & Currie; best single top buggy,
Reid k Currie, 2nd Reid k Currie; best
single phieton, Reid & Currie; hest double top buggy, Reid k Currie; best dump
cart, Keid k Currie; best flower pots nnd
drain pipes, Thomns Hembrough; hest
assortment of wagons, ploughs, buggies,
etc., mudo in tho province by one maker,
Reid k Currie; best display of agricultural impleinents, wagons, etc, exhibited
by one brm, otlier tban made in the province, F G Strickland k Co.
SPECIAL PRIZES.
By Reid k Currie,—Plough valued at
$10—FGStrickland* Co.
By Ogle, Campbell & Freeman.—For
the finest child over 0 and under 12
months, ono child's robe valued at l?10—
Mrs E M Wiltshire.
By VY l'l Fnlcs.—For the best mechanical drawing, ono rocking chnir,' valued
at 1*2. E0—J Iv Webster.
Best collection of felt work, So—Miss
Peebles.
By Grant & Maclure.—For the best
collection of linen work, one pnir lady's
funoy slippers, valued at S3 — Mias
Peebles.
By C McDonough.—For the best 20
pounds of fresh butter, SB—T E Kitchen.
By M Sinclair.—Forthe beat 50 pounds
of butter in rolls, $10—Mrs J Evans.
By H T Read & Co.—For the beat collection of ladies fancy work, !}10—Misa
Nettie Woodward.
By C J Robson.—For tho beat display
of fancy work doue on the Whito sewing
machine, $10—Mrs Baker.
By T R Pearson.—For the beat collection of pigeons, one pnir of thoroughbred
L brahmas, valued at §10—Mra G A
Perrin.
By Z S Hall—For tho bost collection of
flowers in pota by amateurs, S volumes of
juvenile books, valued at $7.50—Mrs
Annie M Jaques.
By Wm McColl.—For tho beat 25 lbs.
of provincial mudo cheese, 85—A C
Wolla.
By J E Phillipa.—i'br the best breeding pen (1 cock nnd 4 hens) ef light
brahmas, one silk hat, valued at ?5—T
R Pearson.
By A M Herring.—For the beat pnir
of rabbits exhibited by boy under 15, an
accorileon valued at S3—Master John
Calbick.
By Wintemuto Bros.—For tho best assortment of provincial made furniture,
$10—Wintemute Broa.
By S J Thompaou.—For the beat bro-
mide portrait, $10—A. Mountain,
By P, Latham.—For the best collection of plants grown in windows, $10—
Mra Cunningham.
By G W Henry, Fort Hammond Nursery.—For the 6 best varieties shipping
apples (3 each) namod, 12 winter apple
treea, 3 years old, valued at $6—Mrs
ForBytlie.
By G W Henry.—For the 0 largeat ap.
plea, any varieties, named. 6 King
Tompkins, 3 yeara old, valued at $3—-A
C Wella.
By G W Honry—For the boat 6 summer
pears, named, 2 Lawson, 3 years old,
valued at $3—Mra 8 Forsythe.
By Miaa Peebles—For the beBt embroidered folt tea cosie, lady's leather
hand bag—Mra P Peebles.
By Misa Peebles—For tho beat essay
ou "True Manliness," by boya under 10
years of age, ailver mounted agate penholder-W Whiteside.
By Mathers k Milligan—For the best
bunch of oats, any variety, $2.50-Jaa
Faulkner.
By G D Brymner—For the boat collection of bottled fruits and jellies—
lat prize $7, Mra E Hutcherson, Hnd, $3,
Mra T Cunningham.
By Kennedy Bros.—-For the beat collection of grain grown in the province by
exhibitor, $10 cash und Daily Columiiian for one year- K Greyell.
By P Peebles—For tho boat bread, by
lady not competing for other prize, one
Dominion wire mattress, valued at $7—
Miaa E Insley,
By John Meaton—For the beBt aamplo
50 pounda salt buttor, 1 sot iron harrows,
valued at $35—Mrs C Chadsey.
SWEEPSTAKES.—LIVE STOCK.
Beat stallion of any kind, H Simpson;
beat maro of any kind, McRao k Campbell; beat oxhibition of stallions, geldings,
innres and fillies made by one exhibitor,
raised and ownod in the provinco, R A
Purver; boat bull of any kind, Tolmie
estate; boat cow of nny kind, C G Major;
boat sow of any kind, H Wobb; best
boar of any kind, J D Benson; best owo
of any kind, John Kirkland; best nm of
any kind, John Kirkland,
Job printing of all kinds neatly don.
tt the Columiiian office, PrioeB will be
found as low as at auy other office in
the provlnoo.—Adv
The Provincial E.vlillilllim will lie [Mil
at New TVcstiulnsIci* Again
Next Year.
Tho fears uf those whu had anticipated a smnll and unenthusiastic gathering to decide this dueply important
question, were quickly dissipated even
before the hour appointed, 7 o'clock.
Alderman Curtia was seated at a desk
within the railing und wns doing a
rushing business in tho salo of tickets.
Nenrly evory sent in tho spucioils auditorium wus filled by an interested
citizen. The turn out was fully expressive oE Westminster's warm intorest in tlie aubject about to be discussed, and her strong desire tu have the
exhibition held hero. At 7:30 the
president, Air. W. H. Ladner, AI. P.
P., accompanied by tho vice-president,
Mr. Thos. Cunningham, and Mayor
Townsend, uaceilded tho rostrum. The
president roso nnd said that, according
to thu constitution, tbey would now
proceed to tho election uf oflicers for
tbo ensuing year. Ho wns sorry lio
could not givo a full report at I lint
timo as the secretary was nut present,
but between 1700 arid 1800 entries
had been made, a greater number by fnr
than ever entered before. (Applause),
But fur the unfortunate weather there
would undoubtedly have been 3000.
He cuuld not give a detailed financial
statement, but thoy huped to bo able
tu pay nil tho prizes in full without
trouble, und show what has boen douo
with tbo money. Tho citj hnd gono
tu enormous oxponso in gotting up the
exhibition anil preparing the grounds,
but thnt expense would bo in grout,
measure returned. Tiie reason why
such a temporary fence had been
erected around the grounds was because tho ground had to bo enclosed in
some way, nnd there wns nu time to
put up the strung nnd finished fonco
which will eventually be erected. Tho
lumber iu tho present fence will bo
sold ut auction, and little will be lost
in that way. The city has gone to
thousands of dollars nf expense on the
park; and he could not sen wbat hnd
been dono to account for the sinking
of all that money. Had the snme been
expended on n farm, there would, without doubt, hnve been a much better
showing.
Vice-President Cunningham arose
and said he thought the meeting a littlo ahead of time; the minutes uf the
last annual meeting ought to be read,
but as the secretary was up at the fair
grounds, settling with farmers from a
distance, ponding liis arrival he would
make a few remarks. They hnd reason
to be thankful nnd proud for the grand
success wliich had attended this exhibition. (Applause). At Chilliwhack
show, two years ago, poopio had sneor-
ingly remarked, "Where is Westminster now? she can't get up a show!"
Gentlemen, that reproach has been
rolled away and it is our turn to laugh.
But, gentlemen, we did not attain that
proud position without the expenditure of thought, money, labor and
planning. Yea, aome of us have sat
up night after night to plan and bring
about whut we see finished and admirable today. Had it not been for the
late heavy storm the exhibition would
have been double what it was. Only
one-half of the stock intended to be
entered, was entered; and the fact of
the matter is we could not have accommodated all had they come. Some
blame had been thrown upon the management on tho first day. Had the
person who made those harsh and cutting criticisms known ull the circumstances, the care, tho worry, the incessant anxiety and the hard work and
sleepless nights the committee had
gone through, he might have modified
the acrimonious rigor of his pen
and not been so unwilling to accept
things as they were, cheerfully, like
other people just as good. Everybody
was inBide the gates that day by courtesy, and thero seemed to be two conflicting interests present, the sports
and the committee, but only seemingly. The sports' committee had kindly
agreed to hold their aporta in the
grounds and allow the society the gate
receipts. Had the sports gone, elsewhere the society would have, lust a
great deal of money. The clearing of
the grounds on the tirst morning was
unavoidable; there was no other way
to enable the society to collect what
was thein by right. Some had complained that their tickets did not admit
their wives and children and all their
relations and acquaintances. But this
of course was ridiculous; ho would
merely state as a caae iu point that
tho Oregon Stnto Fair charged a
dollar a day per head. And here wo
had given a noble ahow for the paltry
sum of twenty-live cents. (Applause
and laughter). He would merely
say this to prevent damaging rumors
going nbout that the management was
arbitrary and unreasonable. And he
would just ask them to remember that
on the morning of the first day all the
committeemen preaent were wet lo the
skin, cold, tired, some of them had
been up all night, and he would ask if
it were reasonable te expect that they
could meet every man with a smile and
n bow. (Laughter). As to the fence
around the grounds, that was tho bost
thing the sooiety ever did. They had
saved juit $1,600 hy that fenee. It
was for our own protection, and after
all, the fenco would be sold at what
the lumher cost thom, bo thero was no
oause to complain, Ilo had been talk.
ing so much to-day that ho was nearly
exhausted, but he would merely remark
in concluding that he was confident
the secretary would report a large increase in memberships, perhaps double,
The prize list will havo to bo gone ovor
item by item and carefully revised
and we will have to increnso tho prince.
The noxt book will bo in divisions or
separate books, wliich will facilitate
tho work. And thoro will be plenty uf
assistants. Thore would bo no moro
of suoh work as the secretary had gono
through night after night. (Applause).
Tho presidont rond a telegram from
Ospt. Irving, directing his agent horo
to hold the steamer Irving until 10 a.
ni. next morning.
Mr. Orr moved that tho next pro-
vincinl agricultural exhibition be held
next year in Queen's park; the motion
w;i3 enthusiastically seconded, and
nearly a score of people iu tiie body of
the hall spoke il'. favor of it.
Mr. Palby, of Victoria, spoke ut
some length and asked tlmt tin; origin-
id contract to have ono exhibition on
the mainland unci the next an tho island be adhered tu. He wanted the
matter discussed, however, and asked
Mr. Uit to withdraw his motion. This
wos huilod with a storm of howls uud
hootings and stamping on tho floor.
His worship rose and had to speak
at the pitch uf Jiia vuice to mako himself heard through the uproar. He
said there was a great deal of feeling
in tho matter and not enough quiet
reasoning; ho thought the time had
come when tho mainland could puddle
hei' own canoe as fur ns tho ngrioul-
tui-.il exhibition went. (Applause).
His worship sevenil times reminded
the audionco tha': he hnd the flour.
He further .aid. thnt WestminBter did
uut want li, monopolize tho show buai-
ness, but. Vict Tin Could run une of her
own if sho wanted tu, we could get
along first ruto ourselves.
Mr. MeLagtin, who wns prosent for
tlm Vnncouvor World, mul ns a mem-
bei "f the society, rose and strongly
appealed tu iho audience fur what ho
torinod justice to Mr. Dnlby and other
Victorians present. Tho audience
seemed quieted for a moment, but
soon reouvered nnd Mr. McLugnn's
vuico wus soun drowned in n hurricane nf roars nud whoops.
BIr Dalby mso to withdraw his motion and at the conclusion of his remarks some person in tin: audience
yolled "Go It,une." A large number
of other persons laughed ut this witticism.
At ihi3 point Aid. Curtis stepped tu
tho rostrum uud facing the uproiuioiis
cruwd made a splendid speech which
held tie audience spell bound while it
lasted. Ho aBked them tu bo calm
and reasonable nnd not wantonly insult strungers who were in the minority. He concluded liy enying that
ho would vote for tho exhibition being
held hero next yoar. Thunders of applause greeted tho worthy alderman as
ho resinned his sent. His speech wns
the most stirring nnd effective of tho
evening.
A great number of other speakers
followed, somo suggesting ono thing
and some another. Tho election of
oflicers wns finally proceeded witli and
resulted ns follows: President, Thos.
Cunningham; 1st vice-president, Mayor Oppenheimer, of Vanoouver; 2nd
vico-president, Geo. W. Chadsey; sec
retary, T. R. Pearson; treasurer, G.
D. Brymner. Directors' committee,
Messrs. Wells, Kennedy. Black, Ladner, Culhouu, Shannon, Ashwell,
Thrift, Sinclair, Ewen, Tolmie, Towns-
end, McDonald, Henry, Johnson,
Brenly, McGillivray, Maxwell, Kirkland, Winch, Wells, Latham and Agassiz.
The meeting adjourned shortly after
10 o'clock.
FOOLISH CONYBEARE
The Bevclalokfl Smeller.
Mr. Litster, foreman of the works,
says that very good progress is being
made at the Revelstoke smelter, The
sampling woiks are nearly completed
and rendy for ore. There iB storage
for 300 tons and the capacity will be
enlarged as needed. Iu about ten
dnyB everything will be roiidy for
operations. The wnter pipes exceed
half a mile in length and can bo tin
ished in a week. A large force of
bricklayers is now omployed. The
foundations of the smoke stack, the
dust flue and the smelter are laid. The
roaster is finished oxcept the arches,
and its smoke stack is up about ten
feet. The framing will be erected in
the course of next week. Considerable
delay has been caused by saw mills
not beiug able to furnish lumber
promptly.— JCoofenaw Star.
A gallon's awrethtart.
Several months ago, so the Btory
goes, John Paul, a handsome and pop
olar eeuman of H.M.S. Swiftsure, be
came acquainted with one of the many
good looking young ladies of Victoria,
with whom he straightway proceeded
to fall in love. The tender paaslon
wub fully reciprocated, and the jolly
Jack Tar made application for a discharge from the aervice. Aa he was a
good mechanic, he naturally concluded
that as a married man he oould do
better ashore, und was willing to forsake the pomp and circumstance of
naval grandeur for a neat little home
un the leas treacherous element, mother earth. His application for n discharge was duly forwarded to England, and not expecting that any difficulty would be experienced in securing his release, Paul mado ready for
tho wedding day. When news did
como from England, it was disheartening. The application waa refused.
Nothing daunted, the sailor and his
sweetheart put their heads together
and resolved to outwit the authorities
uf old England hand in hand. They
stun nuiiiiug uf tilieii plans to anyouoi
uud consequently surprise was ox
pressed by evciyono when it became
known yesterday moruing thut the
loving pair had placed the straits between them and all that would interfere with their union and were already
man and wife. The plan of their
elopement was unusual, and as decidedly romantio as any chapter from one
of Clarke Ruaaell's novela. The prospective groom visited :he James Bay
boat house on Tuesday night and
wished to rent a boat, ostensibly to go
to Esquimalt. "Capt. Dan" did not,
however, wish to lot hia boat go out,
and tho blue jacket thereupon applied
to Capt. Cox, of the schooner Sap-
phiro, who loaned him ono of his
boats in whicli to go, ns ho snid, "down
to Esquimau." Instead ot Bailing to
tlio hondqunrtors of tho fleet, the sturdy
tar and the girl of hia choice together
snt sail for Port Angelos, which thoy
reached safely, and whoro they wore
duly united in marriage.—Colon's-.
Deliberately Breaks a Prison Rule
on Being: Released and is
Locked up Again.
Immense Damage Done by the Late
Floods in Japan—Chinese
Pirates at Work.
Snell's Mysterious Murderer Said
to Have Killed the Only Witness of the Crime.
FOOLISH C0XYP.EAP.P.E.
Dublin, Oct. 4.— While the authorities uf Londutiderry jail weru going
through the formality of releasing
Charles A. Oonybearre, member of parliament fur Oamborn division, Cornwall, from confinement to-day, that
gontleman deliberately violated one of
the rules uf tlio prison nnd wns immediately taken buck to bis cell. As
Oonybearre served but little more tlinn
two months of a six months' term fur
offenses against the crimes act in participating in the "plan uf campaign"
it is pnssible his defiant conduct will
subject him tu tbe necessity uf serving
out lhe remainder uf his term, notwithstanding Iho bail condition of his
health v, liiu'i *i'us Ihe reason uf his
in'ended release.
A HOUGH Tllll'.
San FitANoisoo, Oct. 4—The sealing
Bchooner Lily L. arrived from tho
nonh last night with 000 soul skins.
She hud a rough trip down and nearly
foundered nt uue. time, being struck
by ti heavy cross neu. wnich stnvo in
three nf her bouts and ae'. everything
movable on dock afloat.
A HIGH AUTIIOUITV.
San Fkancisco, Oct. 4.—A prominent arrival lust night wns H. L. W.
Lawson, editor of the Telegraph, In
uu interview Mr. Lawson Baid ho
thought the outlook promising for
Irish home rule, nnd the Behring sea
matter would be sottled amicably and
in a judicial manner,
llOTTEN STAGING.
Hockvlle, Oct. 4.—The staging on
the Union ohurch broke to-dny, nnd
Geo. Johnson, John Hanson, of Worcester, Mass,, stage builders, fell 75
feet. Hanson had his skull broken
and received internal injuries; he was
picked up dead. Johnson's back was
broken and his ribs driven into his
lungs.   He cannot live.
THE CHINESE QUESTION.
Ottawa, Oct. 4.—Tho British government hns drawn the attention of
the Dominion government to the danger which threatens the friendly treaty
relations between Great Britain and
China unless the Chineae restriction
act, which was passed by the Dominion parliament in 1885 be modified;
and desires that such steps may bo
taken at noxt session of parliament as
will remove all cause of alarm. In
Victoria, B. C, Mr. Dewdney, minister of the interior, recently stated
that Chinese labor was an advantage
to the development of that province.
His speeoh was meant, it is now believed, to prepare the way for such
modification as the government may
make.
THE   HAWAIIAN RIOTERS.
San Francisco, Oot. 5.—George W.
Merrill, whose term of offioo us U. S.
minister to Hawaii has just expired,
arrived here un the Australia last
night. He says that the excitemont
over the riots hns abated. The trial
of the leaders commencea on Monday
next, but it is the general impression
that they will not be severely dealt
with. When the Australia left, the
U.S. steamer Nipsic was still on the
marine railway. The repairs on her
had boen completed and she was to
be launched two hours after the departure of the steamer.
FLOODED CITIES.
Berlin, Oct. 5.--The rivers Bober and
Sprotta, in Prussian Silesia, have overflown their banks, causing much damage
for many milea. The cities of Sprottan
and Hirschberg aro flooded.
RATHER DOUBTFUL.
Chicago, Oot. 5.—The Globe to-day
publishes a two-column articlo in
whioh it ia claimed sufficient evidence haa
been discovered to show that Fred
Schuncmun, who was mysteriously shot
about 1 o'clock on the morning of Auguat
30th, 1888, wob murdered by the'same
peraon who murdered millionaire Snail,
and that the murder was committed becauso Schuneman had discovered who
Snell's murderer was.
SUICIDE AT SEA,
San Francisco, Oct. 6.—George
Putman, a passenger on the steamer
Auatralia which arrived from Honolulu
last night, killed himself with a carving knife on September 30th, in a fit
of temporary insanity, and yas buried
at son. He has a family in Honolulu,
and was coming here on a vacation.
arrested for murder.
San Francisco, Oct. 5. — Chin
Lung, a Ohinaman, was arrested here
laat night charged with the murder of
a countryman named Lee Bock, on a
ranch nenr San Jose about a month
ngo.
THE JAPANESE FLOOD.
San Francisco, Oot. 5.—By the
steamer Belgio, which arrived from
Hong Kong and Yokohama late last
night, it is learned that muoh suffering
exists in the districts of Japan recently devastated by floods. The following report gives some idea of the terrible extent of the calamity: The com-
mainder of a Portuguese gunboat stated
that for a distanco of not less than
ninety miles along the coast, he passed
through floating debris of houses and
wreckage of furniture bo thickly scattered over tho surface of the sea that
at times it almost bceamv necessnry to
atop tho vessel.
PIRATICAL WORK.
On tho 7th of August Chinoso pirates
attacked nn opium hoat neai'Touquin,
murdered tho six men on bonrd and took
everything in sight and then sunk tho
boat,
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cannot ne sold in oomue Hum wltli die
multitude of low lesi., snort weight alum
or phosphate powders, Sojtl uulyin cans.
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NO. 41.
HERE ASD THERE.
Bauilom JoitluiH "I Our Carnival liy
an lllll'l'llll'lll I'rlllc.
Piokiug his way, Wednesday nfternoon, acrois nn amalgam of anything hut aqiuipum uud mother earth,
the wanderer uf the tiuill arrived with-
' in sight nf the triumphal arch lending
to the exhibition aw1""1'- Crossing
the street, he found that ono of his
-overshoes had preferred remaining in
the mire to completing the cruise
across the roadway. The exhibition
grounds were scarcely un improvement
upon the slui.li previously so successfully piloted, and soiuo incentive to
perseverance wus vouchsafed by hm
SV'-illg wilh a Inother in distress, the
g i il manager of tlie If'oi'M, from
1 ■> limp and liitul sUlnod garments
(a* .-in trickled in nn endless numbor
,f i;ile rivulets. There wus quite a
0. rrd of interested spectators at the
.ocoiiish spuria which were proceeding,
and, although it ruined as bard as
ever, uut u few ladies stood fearlessly,
almost iinkle deep in iho mud, to see
■the fun.
The peripatetic critic had, however,
known the comforts of u good homo,
and sn, t'i get out nf tho downpour,
produced his credentials and was at
once admitted to the exhibition building, where the judges wero hard at
work, it is a matter of pride with the
writer iuut he tikes an intelligent interest in affairs bucolic, for, having
passed eight solid months upon a
■ranch, and lived upon pork and potatoes, wuh an occasional slapjack tn
vary lhe menu during all that time, he
considers thnt his apprenticeship hns
been served. It was, therefore, with
much interest that he beheld pumpkins, turnips, p, tatoes, hread,' eggs,
butter, honey, und cliec-se set out in
'endless variety and only awaiting judi-
oioua arrangement at the hands of nn
experienced chef.
The exhibits wore marvellous m
size and appearance. From one of the
walls was suspended a gigantic caso of
ituiM sea-birds, capitally arranged,
whilst ut the other side of the building un exhibit of soaps attracted attention. To the murbidlj inclined a
firBt-clnss variety of tombstonea waa
ready t > hand. Here, there, and
everywhere were beautifully arranged
•atanda, which have been fully described by another pen in theae columns.
Here it is sufficient to mention that a
model watch stand, exhibited by Mr.
Bradbury, of Vancouver, though
small, is worth a brief survey, being
elegant in design and artistic in execution. The Mainland cigar factory's
ahow case is original.
Mounting the stairs, Miss Peeble's
•stand, laden with many pretty thinva,
faced the man who came to admire.
Prominent thereon ia a jewel case, a
priceless treasure, being the handiwork nf Josef Maire, the Christus of
the Ober-Ammergau Passion play. A
very handsomo tea esse, the work of
Miss Williams, ia close by, whilst nil
around are quilts, shawls, embroidery
and needlework of every description
aome of it worthy of a pupil of Hel-
bromier. The art seotion is remark
fiblu for a perfect crayon portrait of
-.Cardinal Newman, the work of Miss
Withrow, true to the vory line. The
show cases are comparatively few here,
McPherson Ss Thompson being, however, represented by a tastefully arranged selection of nrticles nnd a
sword of very uloudthirsty appearance
Sen- at hand an embroidered plush
Hereon, with pink rosea, ia very
noticeable, and a large number of
plaques, mounted in plush, are also
attractive.
If art is but nature better understood, it must be admitted that the
general display of pictures is somewhat
disappointing. Wlien we say this wo
do not intend it to be inforrod that
merit is altogether lucking; on lhe
contrary, thero are quite a numbor of
■works "ii the walls, some of them uf
■"Considerable merit. Among them the
crayon portrait of Miss Nellie Withrow
is really by far the very best thing in
tho shew, Tho features aro lifelike,
and although evidently.a eopyof a
i phot 'graph, we ennnot but think that
the artist must at tome time havo seeu
and caught the expression so full of
character uf the greatest living master
of the English language. In tho crayon department Mias Lewis has a most
admirable display, and her shuw
though smnll hns succeeded In currying
• off not a few first prizes. Tho display
in oils is generally speaking below par.
Avery fine sunset, however, doaorvos
a passing word uf praise for its tone,
and Ih" portrait of u man smoking and
in n brown study has a very natural
expression about the h.worpnrtof the
-face, somewhat marred however by the
ghnstliiicss of the face. Near ut hand
. is a littlo gum representing a study
from still life. The coloring is effective nnd tho general appearance most
natural. The same remark mny be
made regarding tho purtrnit of a dog
near ut hand. Almost hidden by a
•number of >-e-,ving niacliiiici is a
painted photograph exquisite in pose
nnd natural in tint. Thompson's display in ph ■•' "grnphy. is also worthy a
.mure llmi,     i sory survey.   Between
Miss 11 ' collection and tho nenr
wnll of. the li lildliig are n lurge number
of water cyloro and oils, among them
being a good black and whito waterfall
sketch. There aro i, large number nf
really excellent works displayed by
Mrs. B. ,T, "killer's pupils, merely
placed on tiio walls to niiike u guod
show mid not necessarily for coinpeti-
I; Tho genernl tone of these is
IK-.-high. Farther along is u copy of
'•lis Challenge!" n very lung wny
<tt»'.- Lundsoer, and ull around urn
a .nlly excellent number of plaques.
L painting on tnpistry, of n wnter currier is worthy of remark too, but luck
of spneo forbids ub to outer into any
detailed criticism of the works exhibited. It would bowell tn appoint, in
future years, n committee of selection
before thu pictures tire bung,
As to the (lower and fruit display,
ing.
than most wo  have
not   ideally  correct.
uo mean praiso. There have seldom
been aeon such apples aa are here displayed to the tempted appetite, and if
Eden was one-hnlf so fruitful ns British Columbia, tho mystery of our Iir3t
mother's fall needs no explanation.
The outside show is interesting to
those who understand cattlo, pigs and
poultry: as the writer's knowledge of
live stock is cuiifined to the good effects
ascertainable by the palate, after tlio
animals hnve left the kitchen, he naturally considered that tho chickens required boiling, and thb pigs roasting,
thnt tho sheep should havo been served
witli ouper sauce und turnips, whilst
tho pigeons would not hnvo been out
of placa beneath a good puff cruBt.
Having dissipated to tlie extent of a
cup of coffee and a plate of hum nt the
W. C. T. U. restaurant, and the rain
still falling, the writer struck a beo-
line for "Home, Sweot Home, there's
no placo like lodgings." The evening
in town was entertaining. Juck ashoro
was in full blast, the saloons ringing
with his jolly choruseB, aud crowds of
landsmen vioing with each other in endeavoring to make him ns helplessly
'full" ns they could; not nlwnys succeeding, however, until they themselves had arrived at a stage of maudlin benevolence.
About 8 o'clock Thursday morning
tho Acorn and Icarus oponed the proceedings by a liberal display of bunt-
The morning, though bettor
hnd lately, was
The glorious
dawn was not in "russet clad," but
gradually and sullenly mudo its appearance through n veil of murky cloud;
the air was raw nnd chill, and inky
folds of heavy moisture envelopod tho
city. This did not prevent ohanticler
from hailing the anything hut bright
nnd smiling morn, however, and every
chickon roosi in the city was aloud
with music long before the majority of
the Royal burghers had Blept off tho
effects of the ball.
As the day advanced the sun, thinking better of its early intentions, shone
with summer heat; for,liko a coy maid
anxious to Bay "yes," but with with a
strong coquetry upon her, old Sol
played hide ond seek bohind the lowering olouds, until curiosity being too
much for the old boy, he suddenly
made a big break and beamed benignly
over all the gay and festive scene.
A drive around the streets whilst
the procession wns under way was an
eye opener. Never had the lloyal
city been so full of people, and never
wus there a better tempered crowd.
Grand Marshal Ackerman was like Sir
Boyle Rooho's bird, everywhere at
once, whilst Wintemute's buffalo rampant came up smiling after the rain,
and hia glowing eyeballs emitted an
unwonted fire as he pawed his standing
place impatiently.
Suddenly upon the ear fell the ominous tones of the passing bell, denoting that the unfortunate victim of
Wednesday's aooldent was on his way
to his long home. Far a moment a
shade of sadness passed orer the multitude, fur the warning note, like the
sword uf Damocles, told again the old,
old story, th :t in the midst of life we
are in death.
Hero they come, and the procession
is en route, bravo with music and bunting. Where all ia ao good it would be
uncivil to make comparisons. The
peoplo on the sidewalks and thronging windows and balconies are evidently moro than abundantly satisfied, if
their cheering, hnnd clapping and exclamations of admiration tiro uny lesti-
inony whatever. The roads are ankle
deep in mud, but what of that; lovo
laughs at locks, and the Royal burghers
do not intend to nllow an inch or so,
more or less, of filth to mar their enjoyment. Ab tho procession starts,
the Irving hurries up nil steam to land
her passongcrs from up river in time for
the show.
Tho crowd at the exhibition and
sports in lho afternoon was simply immense. The writer has had a considerable experience of lnrge gatherings
of people, and lie thinks thnt at uny
one time there cuuld nut hnvo beon
fewer than 5,000 people within the
grounds,nnd that probably 7,000 would
be nearer the estimate. Bright weather
attracted brighter costumes and tho
ladies were resplendent, whilst many
an old tuner donned somo distinctive
and attractive article of nppnrel in
honor of Westminster's coloasal festival. Was there evor so good-natured
a concourse! Everybody wus enthusiastic, everybody genial and in high
Bpirits. Huppy-gu-lucky Jimmy O'llnl-
loran wna the vory porsoiiificatuui of
satisfied humanity, Driving a buck,
he positively beamed wilh smiles,
milking everyone lie cume into contact
with vote him the heartiest fellow on
the field. Baby buggies, ail libitum and
endless, proved that the royal city was
well to the front with a sturdy rising
generation.
After supper the crowds thronged
the sidewalks until they became almost
impassable, Everyone who had a
quarter displayed a choice lantern, and
tho length and breadth of the oity was
ablaze with light. Dashwuod Jones
made a first-class illumination and the
same may bo Baid of nearly all. The
upper streets, too, were in no way behind. Upon Agnes st. Mr. Johnston
and Aid. Curtis had a brave display
and ihe City Hull glowed again with
u sinfully arranged Iantorns. Mr.
Chub. Warwick's house was a picture
iii light, and much pains must have
lii-.en spout over tho doing of it, the
buck aa well ua the frunt of tho houao
showing a capital displny. The residences of ex-Mayor Dickinson, H. V.
Edmonds nnd J. A. Webster woro iiJbo
illuminated ns wns alno Mrs. Stirnky's
lodging house, and from Columbin
street and the river looked very nice.
It mis Into vjlien tliu Btreets assumed
their uir uf wonted quiet. Never beforo bad tho royal oity seen such u
crowd and nover beforo hud sbo shown
her hospitality with such lavish grnco.
All passed off well nnd orderly, nud
nut n man misbehaved himself. The
sailorB proved themselves to be gentlemen uut on u holiday, and they thoroughly enjoyed it, too,    As the streets
i 1,1 u day hud afforded.
DIRECTOR!-!- DIISNER.
Allium! Dinner of tiic IMi-i-ciol-s or llie
Agricultural Association.
The annual dinner of tho directors
of the British Columbia agricultural
association took place Thursday evening
at tlie Queen's hotel. The "spread" itself was ono of the daintiest ever
dished up by the Queen's. The tables
wero most tastefully laid out with
flowers und cut glass, and plates for
100 persons wore set ou. At 8:30, tho
acbtdulo hour to begin operations,
scarcely nnybody had arrived and not
until 10 o'clock did tho party sit down.
Thero were only 23 present and 5 of
thoso were journalists. At tho top of
the table silt tho presidont, W. H.
Ladner, M, P. P.; at his right were
Mayor Townsend and Aid. Curtis; nt
bis left, Sonator Molnnes, Mri Stramberg, A. E. Beck, Vancuuver, and G.
D. Brymner.
Aftor the menu had been disposed
of, lhe toast, u£ "Tho Quoen' wub
drunk with all honors. The mayor
then favored the compnny with a lino
song entitled, "the Qucon and tho
navy forever." This received thunders of applause. "The Princo and
Princess of Wales" was tho next tuust
and wus enthusiastically henured.
The toast of the "governor-genera!"
brought the president to his foet; he
said ho wus sorry Lord Stanley was
not present, alsu Liu-.....-Governor Nelson; bllt Lord Stanley wns coming nnd
thoy wuuld give him a roynl reception.
Senator Alclnties responded to the
toast of "the Dominion parliament."
Tho senator said ho would not inflict
a political speech ur u sermon upon
hia hearers, but would rather choose
to remark upon the exhibition nnd
draw n few compnrisons between its
exhibits and whnt ho had seen abroad.
We hnd here an exhibit open nnd to
iho inspection of the world. He had
lately soen the great Paris exposition
and ho hud Rune through it \i itll ears
and oyes open, partly from habit of so
doing but especially for the sake of
New Westminster and the province
He had paid particular attontion to
the natural products shown in that
great exhibition and after having seen
the products exhibited at Westminster
lie was proud to think that he was
a British Columbian, and right here
he would tako the liberty of saying,
even in the presence of Professor
Saunders of Ottawa, that the government never made a better appointment than that of Professor Saunders
to the Britiah Columbia experimental
farm, That gentleman had generously waived several important business
transactions to be present with them
to-day, and this magnanimous conduct,
he was sure, was deeply appreciated.
The speaker, continuing, aaid that he
had seen in the markets nf Rome,
Naples, Genoa, Berne, Frankfort,
and even old London itself, specimens
of their fruits, vegetables and natural
productions, but not in one of those
great fruit and vegetable producing
countries had he ever seon anything
to equal the products of uur own province, (applause). No, nothing to
compare with the magnificent fruits of
our soil; and in that great exhibition
lately held in Toronto uo single exhibit
stood out more prominently than that
of Brit'sli Columbia. The eloquent
speaker gave n very interesting account of how farming operations were
conducted in Switzerland, a country
very like our own. He prophesied
that this province will be able to support a population of thirty or forty
millions a few generations honco, and
also called attention to the market offered by lhe Northwest Territory.
The mayor proposed the healths of
tho president and vice-president of the
agricultural association of British Columbia, and Professor Saunders. Mr. Ladner responded briefly to
the toast, ns did also Aid. T. Cunningham, who said he was proud to-night
to see the agricultural society in the
nourishing condition that it was.
Prof. Saunders Baid it afforded him
groat pleasure to respond to this toast
and ho was more than gratified to see
evidences of BuccessIn every department uf agriculture, and especially
horticulture, at the exhibition buildings, to-day. He was often asked,
"what do you think of British Columbia," but that was n many sided question. You could talk to a man for a
whole hour about tho resources of
British Columbia and then morely bo
able to louohafuw, Tlie showing of
cattlo at the buildings hnd pleased him
very much, thero wero excellent short
horns, Jerseys, HerefuriKDurhanis und
Holsteins. Best fur milking strain and
ulso for flesh funning qualities was the
short horn. The salient point of pro-
gross iu British Oolumbia ia the raising
of blooded stock horses, cattle nud
poultry. To these grent attention
should bo paid. He noted thnt in the
poultry exhibit woro absent many uso-
tni .trains knuwn in the east na goud
layers, but tho fnnners here wuuld uo
duubt soun ndupt thom. Profossor
Saunders gave a most interesting account of tlio riso and growth of experimental farms and anidathcir object *v..s
tu savo the farmor the time and troublo
of finding  out  new  things.   Canada
wns not behind uny other country in
the world in adopting tho oxperinien-
t il farm. Ho also congratulated the
association on the fact that British Culumbia was entirely free from tho posta
which annoy the eastern farmer such
as bugs, slugs and destructive insects
that prey upon vegetation. He advised thu fnnners uf tbu province tu
turn more attention to fruit culture.
Tho mayor responded to "Tho.Mayors und Ileovos." Mr, Kirkland nlso
Hindu u few remarks. Aid. Curtin iu
replying to this toast nskedPriif. Saunders tu remind the Hun. E. Blake that
his remark nbout British Columbia
being n "sen of niuuutuins," made
years ngu, wns now nil wrung.
Mr. Cuiinilluhiim in   proposing  tho
tu further the b  interests of the society. True, there had been in one
caso a harsh, rough criticism unci he
thought it too bad that after working
niglit and day they should hnve those
hard things suid about thom; however,
there were bound to bo some imperfections and nil ho could sny wns they
hud ull dune their best ami tho best
can do no inure.
Messrs. McLagnn, Vancouver World;
Bourne, News-Advertiser; Col, Mc-
Grogor, Truth, and Graham, of The
Columiiian, responded at vuriuus
lengths tu tlio tunst.
Air. Stramhurg responded tn the toust
of "The Ladies."
Ater the singing of "God save tlie
Queeu" by the whole oompany standing, tho pleasant gathering broke up
about 1 n. m.
Late Despatches.
MAlli'IAL  LAW  UXIORUED.
Vienna, Oct. 2.—The Austrian consul nt Cameo telegraphs thnt rioting
in Crete has been subdued aud martial
law Iiub been enforced, but only
against murderers und riuters.
IIOLI1S THE WHIl'HAND.
London, Oct. 2.—Speoial dispatches
from Belgrade sny thnt Ex-Queen Nn-
talie is mistress of the situation. She
has the sympathy of the population,
and tbe govornment uf the regency
daro not expel her. Whnt the regents
feared has cumo about. Tho ox-quoeu
bus re-established her control ovor
tho mind of her son although she disavows making any politicnl use of hor
influence iu that direction. The officials of the court, acting undor tho instructions of the regency and the
angry ureters nf the Ox-king, still keop
Alexander under restraint. Nntnlio
protests and insists upon her -right
as a mother tu have access tu
her son whenever ho' or she
desires to see each other. She also
refuses to surrender her civil rights as
a citizen uf Servin, nnd will remain in
Belgrade, unless forcibly oxpelled.
OUll NEXT GOVEKNOll-OENEBAL.
London, Oct. 3.^- It is hinted
that Lord Stanley is not guing to remain his full term of office as governor-general ot Canada, but that ho
will return to England to take
pjrt in tho next general elections for
the British parliament as a supporter
of Lord Salisbury, and a prospective
member of his cabinet. It is said
Queon Victoria is anxious that tho Earl
of Fife, her new grandaon, Bhall be
assigned to the post of governor-general of Canada.
IIA11DLY   COMECT.
Ottawa, Oct. 3.—The Dominion
having failed to induoo the British
government to take somo action towards protecting British Columbia
sealers from seizure by the United
States cruisers in Behring Sea, and to
secure indemuity for the owners of
vessels which have been consficated,
Col. Baker, a prominent conservative
and follower of Sir Johu A, MacDonald, hns resigned his seat as a representative of British Columbia in the Dominion parliament. Mr. Baker, who
was at one time an oflicer in the British navy, for somo time has been endeavoring to induce the Dominion
government to Becure some redress
for his constituents, who have lost
thoir vessels through seizure in Behring Sou, but to no avail.
CORRESPONDENCE.
•msyirt^sense^s?,* H3J- O     KC O '
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heap Cooking Stoves & Ranges!
DON'T FORGET THE ADDRESS:
Water I Granville Ets., Yanc m        CcWia SI, h Minster    \\
iO»    TO:
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Kiillinslntllc uml Tilling Testimony.
Eiirroii Columiiian—Sir:—I wish to
express through your valuable papor the
feeling of wonder and amazement which
I experienced in connectiun with my visit
to the provincial agricultural exhibition
held here this week. I have during the
last fifteen years visited a largo number
of agricultural shows in England, including the royal, but nowhere havo I
seen such a marvelous display of fruit
and vegetables ns that which met.my
gaze on Thursday. 1 confess thnt I
could not holp feeling thnt British Columbia may challenge tlio world in the
variety nnd size nnd quality of its fruits
and vegetables. The whole exhibition,
including the procession, decorations; illuminations, etc., has impressed me
greatly ns being a marvelous displny of
public spirit, combined with agricultural
nnd coniinercinl enterprise, reflecting
great credit ou tho province in general
und Now Westminster In particular. 1
regard it as being strikingly prophetic of
the grand future awaiting this glorious
province, Yours,
C. C Fisinsu.
New Westminster, Oct, 5, ISSfl.
Tiic l*ili'tl l.niu- Arch.
Editor Columbian—-Sir.*—Editors of
papers being supposed to know everything, 1 tnko tho liberty of asking yuu to
kindly inform ine and tho other residents
of New Westminster if tho castle-ui-own-
ed arch on Park Lane stroot was built at
tho oxpense of tho city, or by a private
individual or individuals. If tho former,
I would ask why it wns put whoro it is,
nnd why it was not put whore it should
have boon, i.e., at the entrance totho
exhibition grounds, Tho subject hus
boon a matter of enquiry frpj'n hundreds
or perhaps thousands during tiie exhibition, but so fnr as I can learn, no ouo hns
been nblo to answer tlie question, therefore 1 havo been Induced to npply to
The Columiiian for enlightenment on
tho subject. If tho building is intended
to bc a porinnnent structure, I trust the
building coniinittoo will romovo it to
whoro it should bc, and whoro, with
some improvement, it would ho an adornment to tho oxhibition grounds.       F.
[(I) Tho arch was built at the order of
the decoration committeo, and will bo
paid for out of tho celebration fund. (2)
lt wns placed there, wo understand, as
the viow it ooinmandcd wan uxcellcnt; it
also acted ns n guido to strangers, An
other ntoh shoiihl havo been placed at
thu entrance to the grounds, but funds
woro limited. (3) As to tho permanency
und romoval of tho structure, the decoration coniinitteo and tho agricultural us-
SAMUEL MELLARD,  ■  CHILLIWHACK,
Whom we have appointed our- sole agent for our celebrated
Stoves in that district.   Mr. Mellard will supply our Stoves at
New Westminster prices.
dwnolyl
Bryan O'Lynn had no boots for to wear,
So he came to Westminster to buy him a pair.
" I'll have one pair of thick ones and one pair of thin,
If I can find J. Rousseau's," says Bryan O'Lynn.
He hunted the stores all along the main route,
Says he, "The right one I've not yet found out.
I want J. Rousseau—I'll buy only from him,
For he sells the cheapest," says Bryan O'Lynn.
He stepped a little west of McKenzie street,
He met Rousseau's sign—sure it was a great treat;
He lifted the latch, and Jim stood within.
" I've found it at last," says Bryan O'Lynn.
We showed him both Calf Boots, Kip and Cowhide,
The ones we praise mostly, without seams at the side.
We have Boots of all kinds, from Quebec and Berlin;
" Sure you have boots for the million," says Bryan O'Lynn.
He bought him his boots, which of course were no trash,
He paid down the money, for wc sell only for cash;
To the public he says, "Be not taken in,
But buy from J. Rousseau," says Bryan O'Lynn,
" If there is a leak in the toe or side of your shoe,
Just take it to Rousseau, that's all you need do;
He will peg it or patch it just while you are in,
And the charge seems like nothing," says Bryan O'Lynn.
R. -J. ARMSTRONG,
Choice Family^ Groceries!
FINEST CREAMERYBUTTER A SPECIALTY.
I_ia"brad.or HZei-ring-s,
"Ldaclserel, Salt Cod,
^.rrao*u.r's "CJnc. Haras,
Airao-ar's TJrLC. Bacon.
ETjOVlt. Bxa-rx. Slioxte,
WHIGIIEST PRICKS PAID FOR FARM PRODUCE.
noidwiy Scoullar-Armstrong Block, Columbia St.
c.
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*0, FRONT STREET)
SU    117
ERCHANDKE!
(LUNDBOM-8 BUILDINO, FRONT STREET)
JDEJi.r.SU   117
Constantly on Hnnd an Extensive Stock of
l»ry Ooods, Groceries,   Boots A Shoes, Huts A Caps,
Crockery, Glassware, Ar.
■MB-NTS     &n     BOYS*      StTITS.
Great Variety of Household Articles.   Also,
GRAIN,  SEEDS,  POTATOES,  LIME and   GENERAL STORES.
S. B.—Farm Produce lioiwlil at, marker, rates oi Bold on commission.   nauOrders
from tho Interior promptly attuntlotl lo. dwjeuto
GROCERIES
For First-class Family Groceries and Provisions, go to
SIHOtAlR'S,     -     Columbia Sxreet.
New Goods arriving all the time. A nice lot of CHRISTIE S
CRACKERS & BISCUITS just to hand. New SYRUPS, MOLASSES, etc., etc.   Call and get prices. dwtc
JAilES D. RAE
(SUC'CESBOlt .TO 1).   MoPHADBNl
DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF FIRST-CLASS
Groceries and Provisions
Ba-f- B-fl "JEE3!
flnfl'npc "Rnnufni* nnrl f'rnnnrl nv.
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J-finnTnnja iiKi-iwunifv VOLUME 34.
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C„ OCTOBER 9, 1889.
NO. 41.
TEE PROVINCIAL FATS.
The Exhibition by Far the Most
Extensive and Successful of
any Yet Held.
Tlio Great Pah* Eormally Opened
by His Honor Lieut.-Gov-
ernov Nelson.
Review  of   the Exhibits in the
Main Building,  and
General Kotes.
I'IBST 1I»AY".WEJ>.VHS».1Y.
Tho first day uf tho provincial exhibition nnd royal city celebration did
not open nuspiciously. A peJiing rnin
driven by a southwesterly gale accompanied tho break of day, and the
many hundred burghers of thu royal
oity who tumbled out nf bud to view
tho prospect tumbled in again n moment Inter, disheartened nnd annoyed
at tho continued persistency of the
weather to bulk the many well laid
plans arranged for thu pleasure uf
thoso who hnd come ns visitors. Still,
every cloud has a silver lining, nnd
remnants of the lining uf sovoral huge
masses of vapour shewed themselvcB
distinctly before tho hour of noon arrived. From early morning the streets
were black with peoplo, mostly visitors, who were taking in the sights so
far as they had been prepared. Owing to the wet weather of day before,
-decorations wero not us far advanced
as thoy should have beeu, but a large
forco of men wero nt work bright and
early and tho Btreets booh assumed a
bright and more animated appearance,
which wnB still further augmented
when every flag staff in the city wns
decorated with bunting. About 10
o'clock "0" Battery band made its
appenranco and enlivened the streetB
with a number of fino airs. Then
cume tho smart lifo and drum band of
the New Westminst .r rifles, nnd moBt
inspiriting music it played; lastly cume
tbe Indian baud from tho Burrard Inlet mission whose playing was generally admired. The St. Andrews and
Caledonian society formed at 11 o'clock
and headed by Piper Frasor marched
to the exhibition grounds, whore, the
Caledonian games and sports wero not
fairly commenced until about 2 p. m.
Iii tho exhibition building) all wob
bustle and activity the wholo morning,
a small army being at work arranging
and clussiug the oxhibits nnd displays,
Entries wero reoeived by Ihe secretary
till 1 o'clock, which extension of time
was found to be necessary owing to the
difficulty many exhibitors encountered
in getting thoir goods to the grounds.
At 1 o'clock entries closed, and the
buildings and grounds were cloared of
tho peoplo who came in with exhibits.
A walk through the main building reveals the fact that the presont will bo
the moat successful exhibition ever
held under the provincial association.
It is impossiblo to give more than n
partial description to-day of the prin
cipal exhibits. One uf the very finest
displays on the lirst floor is that of
H. T.  BEAD & CO.
The display consists of silver and
plated ware, silver sets, lamps, hand
and hanging, fanoy cutlery, eto. Theso
are arranged on a pyramid shaped
frame with the lamps suspendod overhead. Ovor 100 articles in all are exhibited, and on tho whole tho display
is one of tho most attractive in the
building,
1), LYAL & co.
have a fine display of puinoB and organs of famous makes, ono instrument,
in particular, from*tho Mendelssohn
Piano Co., Toronto, being very fino in
tone and finish.
WM, TIETJEN,
proprietor of tho Mainland cigar factory, has a handsomo case of cigars
and tobaccos. His popular brands,
Moinland ond British Lion, along with
half a dozen other brands are neatly
displayed. The leaf tobaoco shows
the quality used in manufacturing tho
different brands, which is revealed on
inspection to be tho finest and moat
expensive imported grades.
TUB VANCOUVEll SOAP 00.
makes ti roally beautiful, though suall,
exhibit of soaps. It is Binnll iu variety only, for some of the samples
woigh 100 pounds oacli. Tho grades
aro rod and blue, mottled, white und
brown, plain and scented. Tho huge
blocks forming lho foundation givo a
good effect tb the rent of tho displny.
WINTEMUTU UltOS.
show a furnished bedroom uud sitting
room, vory handsome indeed, and all
tho articles nro of their own manufacture. Tho bod, bureau und accompanying furnituro aro made from hardwood uf hnudsoinu grain nnd finish.
The sitting room furnituro is linnd-
somely upholstered in rich plush, and
tho wholo is most creditable tn the
monufacturers.
ii. m'. Cunningham & t:o.
mnko n lino exhibit of Chown nml
Cunningham's Bialiu of stoves, \svA- •:
and ciiolr'i-'' "f »viny Honm**.,* »u„ „
large display of tools and general hard
ware.
F. W,   HAM & CO.
of Vnncouvor, show nboautiful assortment of chairs, sottoos and ottomans,
carvod nnd plain, of their own manufacture, upholstered in rich and bright
colored plushes. Thoy also show a
handsomo assortment of window curtains. Their wholo exhibit is vory
ercditable.
TIIE BOYAL OITY l'l.ANINII MILI.ll 00,
havo ti largo nnd interesting exhibit
of their inniiufnofures, Jt includes,
doors, siishos, lattice window blinds,
carvod lire plnccs, lit beautiful grained
birdsoyo maple, dour frame), lighted
.with cathedral glass, curved piilnrs,
carvings, turning, uto. Tiiu exhibit
oIbo includes a model nf the company's
now tug Active, nnd niiiiiy uthor articles tun numerous tu niiniti"ii   hero,
An inspection of this handsome collection will prove very interesting.
ALEX. HAMILTON
has a largo display nt grave stones,
monuments, foot stouc3, etc., of various designs and handsome finish, disclosing high class workmanship
throughout.
THE CITY BBEWE11Y
has a large exhibit of pnlo ale, porter
and lager beor, bottled, and Car-
tor Bros., of Victoria, bIiow bottled ale
and porter.
BANNED SALMON.
Tho only oxhibits of  canned  salmon
nro thoso of E. A. Wadhams and   the
Richmond    Canning Co.,   two   well
known packing establishments.
T. J. TBAPP Ss co.
show a large and handsome displny of
tools, hardware, etc., all handsomely
arranged on a volvet ground which
shows oil' tho articles to perfection.
This exhibit is Iho most complete of
its kind in tho building, and is aho
one of the most attractive.
P. a. STBIC'KLAND Ss CO.
havo a lurge and varied assortment of
machinery, farming implements, etc.,
displayed in tho machinery annex. It
embraces, mowers, reapers, ploughs,
harrows, seeders, loaders, separators,
coru-shellers, hay presses, rakes,
threshing machines and in faot everything that is used in connection with
farming operations. They alao Bhow
saw mill machinery, engines and many
now devices in labor saving machinery.
Tho display was inspected to-day by
hundreds of farmers, who pronounced
it complete and perfect. Tho firm deserves great credit for the bnterprise
it hns shown in this exhibit.
Tho lloral display is very beautiful
and takes up a large corner on the second floor. The exhibits are: P.
Latham, 300; W, H Holden, 200; G.
A. McTavish, 150; Chas. Wilaon, 100;
TI103. Cunningham, 20 and Dr. Bentley, 20.
The fine alts are largely represented
and some of tbo pictures are very
croditablo indeed. Mrs. E. J. Miller
and her pupils make an exhibit of
great merit, more extended notice of
which will be made in to-morrow's issue. Ladies' plain and fancy work
oovors about a third of tho socond
floor. This is the largest display of
the kind over made in the province.
The fruit and field produce exhibits
are greater in number than ever before, and also better in quality. The
unsettled state of the weather had the
effeot of reducing the exhibits in these
divisions by at least a third.
Cattle, sheep and horseB aro well
represented, as are also swine and poultry. Most of the animnla are thorough-
breds. 	
SECOND UAY—THIKSUA1.
The opening ceremonies were carried out this morning without tbe
slightest hitch and everything catno*o(F
according to programme.
On reaching the fair grounds shortly
after 11 o'clock the procession, escorting Lieut-Governor Nelson, made the
circuit of the race course and the military opened ranks and presented arms
to tho governmental carriage as it
reached the main entrance. The lieut. -
governor, accompanied by Hon. John
Robson, Mayors Townsend and Oppenheimer, Mr. W. H. Ladner, M. P.
P., and other gentlomen, stepped onto
tho balcony over the main entrance,
preparatory to the speaking. Mr.
Ladner formally introduced Liout.-
Governor Nelson, who stepped forward
and said that the present occasion reminded him of his old days, and
called to his mind an expression wliich
was common yoars ago on great occasions liko this, and that was "this is a
great day for Ireland," nnd this was
indeed a groat day for New Westminster nnd for Britisli Columbia. Tho
clouds and tho rain hnd passod away
and tho sunshine wns upon us liko a
guod augury of the futuro. Ho hoped
tho sun would shine upon all present,
young and old, and li9 had great pleasure in declaring tho agricultural society's exhibition open to the public. At
tho conclusion of these romarks threo
hearty cheers wore given for his honor
and Mrs. Nelson and the crowds who
had been waiting poured into tho halls.
Whon tho doors oponed a handsome
sight was presented to the view of
tho visitors. Tho intorior decorations
on the first floor were found to be
completo and bo nicely arranged that
the rough finishing of tho building was
nob obscrvr.ble except, on -closo scrutiny. Directly facing tho main en-
trnuco arc tho piano uud organ exhibits, upun and freo to tlio general public who profess to musical accomplishments. Arranged along tho left wnll
uro some of thu exhibits of manufactures, nil carefully put togothor so as
lo show the hest and most attractive
sido to tho public. Farther back in
tho hall aro still moro displays uf
manufactures and merchandise, the
most of which woro mentioned yuator-
day. The displays woro all olosoly inspected by the multitude of visitors
and many wore the favorable comments passed un them, Tn tliu right
of tlio main entrance the field and
garden produce is airungod ..l.-ug the
'.vr.'-l .i:-.d .. Inns (nbio8, They givo
a handsome appearance, nnd to anyone but a liritish Columbian the sight
of sn many mammoth vegetables seems
marvellous, Nut a fow Eastern men
viewed tho exhibits with genuine surprise, some of the inoro oautinus taking tho measurements of tiio larger't
vegetables in order thnt Ihey might
bo nblo to verify their Btatomeiits mi
thoir return homo.
THE   1'itIZl, WINNEUS
wero naturally the moat closely scrutinized. Among theso wero tho kidney
potatoes shown by H. King, weighing
a pound each und na lino nnd clean
looking mi anyono could desire. Close
ut hnnd is T. E. Kitchen's exhibit of
tho round variety nnd V. Jackman's
sample of a fino Variety which hnvo
never before been exhibited III the
provinco. Nextcniues O. W. Henry's
mammoth   gnrdi-n   Qiibbugo, welching
moro than 40 pounds ench. The exhibits of ciiriut". and unions mudo by
Gen. Mend buth tuok fitst prizes, and
these honors' were richly deserved, for
liner looking vegetables cannot be
grown in this or any other country.
The squash Bliown by J. Reece looked
moro like gigantic pumpkins than
whnt they really nro but a vegetable of
the latter variety weighing 150 pounds,
which won first prize for D. W. Miller, proved the contrary. The beautiful heads of cauliflower displayed by
W, Arthur of Delta are larger thon
nature produces in other countries,
but, fino aa they are, other vegetables
of the same variety almost equal to
them lie ou the saint; table. On the
tublus across the aisle the field produce is displayed. Here may be seen
the prize fall and spring wheat grown
by H. Simpson and Henry Kipp, both
samples of which are hard, large and
plump in kernel, free of blemish and
as cloun and bright looking as No. 1
hard, Manitoba grade. The white
oats shown by Win. Faulkner nre not
equalled on tho continent, They
weigh 55 pounds to the bushel, and
the whole crop averaged over a hundred bushels to the acre. The black
outs exhibited by the J ubilee Ranch
weigh 45 pounds to the bushel, something heretofore unheard of in thnt
variety. Swede turnipB, 30 pouudB
each, won first prizo foe J. Reece, and.
a hybrid, a variety of the same family,
immense In sizo and peculiar in appearance, won a first prize for 11.
Iiing. D. McGillivray's 20-pounder
globe mangolds are very fine nnd
largo, but the long red mangolds, 301bs
each, shown by Thos. McNeeley, bear
off the palm. W. Arthur shows the
best sugar beets, and provea by his
experience of this year that these
vegetables can bo grown with tho
greatest degree of success and ease
in Westminster district. Although
only introduced of late years in the
province, the sugar beet is boing widely raised and in a few years mere the
farmers of this district will be ready
to talk sugar to the first enterprising
refiner that offers. Tlios. MoNeeley'B
601b. field cabbage attracted considerable attention. The early and late
varieties of potatoes shown by H. Kipp
and James Faulkner are so large that
one potato would make a fair meal
for a family of three persons.
THE HOBTIOULTUKAL PRODUCTIONS
are displayed on the second floor to
the left of tho stair case, and these
exhibits are certainly among the most
interesting in the building. In the
number of entries there is a large increase over last year and in the number of varieties displayed there is a
still largor gain. Tho exhibition of
this j'ear certainly proves that horticulturists generally are sparing no-expense to improve their orchards. The
exhibits of Robert Wintemute and E.
Greyell both attract the attention of
all visitors, and well they may for they
are the largest and finest displays made
in this division. Mrs. Brighouse shows
some lusciouB dessert pears that fairly
melt in one's mouth, and Thos. Cunningham exhibits as fine a dish of
grapes sa are to be seen in the country.
Some of the winter pears on exhibition
weigh 2 lbs, each—so large that a person has to see them in order to believe,
Melons, peaches, quinces, citrons and
prunes are shown in great varioty and
all are good, not one exhibit in the lot
but is worthy of a prize. Passing
over from the fruit tables
THE LADIES' SECTION
is encouuterod, and horo the .'iaitor is
soon lost in the labyrinth of laces,
banners, nets, rugs, quilts, and the
thousand and ono fancy artiolea that
aro suspended on every side. This
department is acknowledged by all
to bo finer in every way than at any
previous exhibition. Very many of
the artioles on exhibition are winks of
wondrous beauty, whioh toll the tale
of many weeks, if not months, of arduous luDor. Tho dainty fingers that
formed tho beauteous articles out of
the raw materials must have boen supported throughout by a mind of more
than ordinary culture or flaws wuuld
havo been painfully observable whore
now there nro nono. In judging tho
many articles that camo within their
scope, tho judges seem to have labored
with tho honest intention of giving
everything its juat due, and those to
whom the prizes were finally swarded
may (lattor themselves that they wero
indisputably entitled to them, But
in omitting prizes in somo instances
and only granting second in others
the judges wore inclined to be over
oxuet. Thoy might hnve boon a trifle
movo liberal. At lenst a hundred articles are worthy of special mention,
but, onr apnea will only admit of a few
of tho best boing singled nut, MiBs
AUco Webster shows moss pictures nf
rare bounty, and Mrs. G. W. Chadsey
a mus3 wreath strikingly hnudsonio ill
design. Tho nssurtmiuit of crochet
work and totting shown hy Mrs. John
Barber is varied in stylo nnd of excellent workmanship, and the crnchot
wool units exhibited by Mrs. R. W.
Hodgson ure particularly well finishod.
Mrs. Beecher shows nn" embroidered
skirt very handsomely worked, Miss
I'eeblos a lovely table cover, uud Miss
McKco nn embroidered cushion of
grent merit. In hnnd sowing, tho exhibits of Mrs. Barber, Mrs. I'uingdes-
trii, Miss Armstrong, Miss Brnndcr
und Mrs. Ohndsoy nro the beat. In
knitting Wis. Chndsey shuws tlio largest numbor of oxhibits, but she is
closely followed by *:Ubs Lynn, -who
hns nlso a lino lot. uf samples on view.
M. R, Williams makes n beautiful displny of millinery, whicli wns prubnbly
llm most observed uf nil in tho Indies'
section. Miss Woodwind exhibits a
beautiful samplo of HiinitOn lnco, Mias
Hoyden the best crochet lace, Miss
Webster Ibe finest chenille work, and
Mia i Molieo lho must lovely spooinian
of nrasino work on exhibition. .Suspended ngninst tlio Willis nn every sido
nro tho
. Hl'ISL'IMl-'NS oi-- AM
produced by tbo skilful hnnds nf our
nn n artists. Unfortunately the light,
i.< nut equally favorablo tu ull the pictures mul soiiin nu doubt Buffered in
ouiim'iHi liei),   The sketnlws from  na
ture areparticulirly good in some instances, displaying a luuch ut uuce
free and delicate, an entire avoidance
of extravagant effects and a harmony
of colors that does not come but from
the soul of the true artist. Miss Linnie Lewis won the greatest number of
prizes, both iu oil and water colors,
und Miss I. A. McQuarrie took second
honors. One hus only to look st the
pictures to immediately understand
how close the competition must hove
boon; and lo the amateur reviewing
the judges' decisions there does seem
to be one ur two instances where the
ruling might have been different without doing any exhibitor an injustice.
PLANTS AND FLOWEBS
to tho number of about 1000 decorate
the entire westerly wing of the second
story, and lovely neighbors they mnke
to the beautiful articles in the ladies'
department. Fully threo quarters of
the whole number of prizes allotted
have fallen to P. Latham and G. A.
McTavish, whu between them make
more than ono half uf the totnl number
of entries. In a quiet corner almost
shrouded from view by tho glories of
the surrounding fancy work, is the fine
exhibit of the
WESTMIN8T-BE WOOLEN MILLS
which might bo overlooked in the rush
if special attention was not directed to
it. Tho manufactures displayed by
these mills, the only woolen mills in
the province, are of superior grades in
blankets and flannels, and medium
gradea in tweeds. The exhibit also
includes a large assortment of fine
knitting yarns in many colors, and
whioh appear to be equal to the best
foreign manufactures. This is undoubtedly one of the most interesting
exhibits and should receive tho attention of all interested in the industries
of our country.
THE  DAIKY   EXHIBIT
was barely as complete as usual, but
the veteran prize-winners were to the
front as in former years and won the
best prizes with apparent ease. Although Chilliwack people usually
carry away the lion's share of the prize
money when daily products are concerned, yet never has such a sweep
been made as this year. Every prize
goes to Chilliwack snd proud tho
"Whackers" should be of their success. Of the nine prizei offered, Mrs.
Evans tuok four, Sheldon Knight two
and Mrs. Forsythe, B. Greyell and
Lewis Chadsey one each.
BEID   & OUBBIE
proprietors of the Paoific carriage
works and machine shops have on exhibit in the machinery annex that
deserves more than passing notice.
Huge castings, steamboat and saw
mill machinery, specimens of steel
shaftings nnd samples of' general machinery go to make up a portion of
their display, but the carriage and
wagon exhibits ore the most interesting to the casual observer and to the
farmer in particular. This exhibit
contains no leas than lOstylei of vehicles, ranging from a pony chaise to a
family carriage, and from a light ex-
presswogon to the strongest mode for
heavy draught purposess. A striking
feature in connection with Reid &
Currie's make of carriages is thoir
combined strength and lightness, and
the handsome finish observable on
each vehicle tells plainer than words
the perfect workmanship.
From the moment the exhibition
was open until Into this- afternoon the
main building and the stockyards
were fairly packed with poople, and it
is estimated that at oue time there
must havo boon 3,000 peoplo on the
grounds. Everybody visited ond admired the exhibits and all pronounced
it the greatest succoss in the history
of the association.
One thousand nnd sixty people were
admitted by ticket to the exhibition
grounds yesterday, an exceedingly
large number considering the wet
weather and the disagreeable condition of the ground under foot,
Mr. J. Sims is the latest addition to
tho roll of the agricultural society
life membors. He paid tho $25 fee
and is now entitled to all the rights
and privileges of tho association from
now till doomsday, should he be nble
to survive till that date. Mr. Sims is
tho proprietor cf the Maple Grove
Dairy Farm and was formerly a planter
in Ceylon.
The total receipts of the British
Oolumbia Agricultural Society yesterday wore $2,460—not by any means
discouraging fur tho opening day. This
amount includes niombcrship fees,
entries nnd gate receipts.
PRIZE LIST.
Olllrlal l>rli-.ii List ol the l-ruvlnclol Igrl*
cultural and Industrial i:\liiiillIon.
Following is the first ond largor portion of tho uflicial prizo list of tho provincial  exhibition.     The  remainder
will bo found on nuother page.
division A.
Dukiiams.—Best bull 3 yenrs old, Tolmie Estate, 2nd W H Lndncr; beat bull
1 year old, John Kirkland} best bull calf,
1> Woodward; best bred cow, D AVood-
wnrd, 2nd W 11 Lauduci'; best bred 2-
year-old heifer, 11 D Eonaou, 2nd John
Kirkland-, best yearling hoifer, Thomns
Mnokic; best heifer calf, W 11 Ladner,
Holsteins.— Best bull 3 years old, J
Roecc, 2nd Geo McRae; best bull 2 years
old, A C Wells; best bull 1 year old, G
W Chadsey; best bred cow, Goo Mcllao,
2nd J Rceco; bent yearling hoifer, J
Rcecc; best hoifer calf, J Recce.
HEIiisroniis. — Best bull 8 years old,
John Kirkland; best 2-ycar-old heifer, J
Kirkland.
SHEEP,
Leicestkus.— Best ram one year old
and upwards, Tolmio Estate, 2nd Tolmie
Estate; best pen of 3 owes 1 yenr old nnd
upwards, Henry King.
Southdown*.—Best ram 1 year old
and upwards, , 2nd W Grimmer;
best pen of 3 owos 1 year old nud upwards, Henry King; best, pen of 3 owo
lambs, Henry King, 2nd VY Grimmer,
CoTHWoi.!)s,--l'est ram 1 year old und
upwards, 11 King; bost pen of 3 ewes 1
J ear uid and upwards,  11.  King, 2nd \V
Grimmer; best pen of 3 ewe lambs, H
King.
Shbopsiiiee ok Hampshire Downs.—
Best pon of 3 ewes 1 year old and upwards, W Grimmer.
division d.
Pros—Berkshire.—Best boar 1 year
old and upwards, H D Benson, 2nd H
Wobb; hest breeding sow, H D Benson,
2nd Thos Shannon; best pen of 2 sows of
the same litter under 12 months, II L
DeBeck.
DIVISION e,
Poultry.—Beat Toulouse geese, Johu
Cox, 2nd D McPhaden; best Pekin ducksi
John Wise, 2nd J S Smith; beat Rouon
ducks, Mrs Hutcherson, 2nd John Cox;
best drake or duck, John Cox, 2nd John
Wise; best Spanish, John Cox; best light
Brahmas, John Lynn, 2nd John Cox
beat PoliBh, John Cox, 2nd J McDougall;
best buff cochin, Mrs G A Perrin; hest
partridge cochin, John Cox;
best lnngahangs, John Cox, 2nd G W
Henry; best white leghorns, John Cox
best brown leghorns, J S Smith; hest Ply
mouth Rock, W D Purdy, 2nd J S
Smith; hest Hainhurgs, John Cox: hest
Wyiuidottcs, A McDougall; best Japanese limits, Mrs G A Perrin; best game
bants, Mrs O A Perrin; best any other
variety of bants, J S Smith, 2nd Mrs G
A Perrin; best black red game, Mra G A
Perrin, 2nd Mrs G A Perrin; best brown
red game, , 2nd Mrs G A Perrin:
best duckwing game, Mra G A Perrin,
2nd Mrs G A Ptirrin; best any other
kind, T W Carter, 2nd Mrs G A Perrin:
best pit gamo, T W Carter; best G uinet,
fowl, Robt Wintemute; best rabbits, Jno
Cox, 2nd J J Mahoney.
Single Cooks.—Best Spanish cock, J
Cox; host Brahma, T It Pearson; best
Polish, John Armstrong; best black red
gamo, T W Carter, 2nd T W Carter; hest
Dorliiug game, Mrs G A Perrio, 2nd Mrs
G A Perrin; beat any other kind, John
Cox; best pit gome, T W Cnrti
Piqeons.—Best pnir of pouters, Mrs
G A Perrin; bost nuns, Mrs G A Perrin,
2nd Mrs G A Perrin; best white fantails,
Mrs G A Perrin, 2nd Mrs G A Perrin;
best homing Autwcrps, Mrs G A Perrin,
2nd Mrs G A Pcrria; best turbits, Mrs
G A Perrin, 2nd Mrs G A Perrin; best
barbs, Mrs Perrin; best Jacobins, Mrs
Perrin; best magpies,. Mrs Perrin; best
helmets, Mrs Perrin-: best owls, Mrs Per-
rin, 2nd Mrs Perrin; hest dragoons, Mra
Perrin; best tumblers, Mra Perrin; best
archangela, Mrs Perrin; best trumpeters,
Mrs Perrin; best Quakers, Mrs Perrin;
best carriers, Mrs Perrin; hest runts, Mrs
Perrin, 2nd Mrs Perrin; best any other
variety, Mrs Perrin.
division p.
Dairy Produce.—Best 0 pounds butter in rolls or pats, S- Knight, 2nd Mrs J
Evans, 3rd Mrs J Evens; best firkin butter, Mrs Forsythe, 2nd Mrs J Evans, 3rd
Lewis Chadsey; best cro-k butter, S
Knight, 2nd EGreyell, 3rd Mrs J Evans:
beBt cheeso mode in the province exhibited by manufacturer, A C Wells, 2nd
A C Wells, 3rd Mrs F Green; heaviest
12 fresh hen's eggs, Miss McMartin:
heaviest 12 duck's eggs, J S Smith.
Miscellaneous.—Best honey in comb,
Lewis Chadsey; best currant wino, MrsE
Hutcherson; best beer from provincial
hops and malt, John Amlrczejcwski; bost
porter, T W Carter, 2nd John Andrezo-
jewski; best ale, John Andrezejewski,
2nd T W Carter; best flour, Braokman &
Ker; bost provincial oatmeal, Brackman
k Ker, 2nd Brackman & Kor; best split
peas, Brackman k Kor, 2nd Brackman ft
Ker; best cranberricvT Herring; best
pickled Balmon, T Herring; best salmon
preserved in tins, E.A Wadhams, 2nd
Richmond Canning Co; hest smoked salmon, D W Miller; best cigars, white labor make, Wm Tietjen; best 10 pounds
leaf tobacco grown in tho province, Jas
Burr, 2nd H Burr.
DIVISION 0.
Vr.uETADLES.—Best kidney potatoes, H
King, 2nd H Webb; bost round variety
of potatoes, T E Kitchen, 2nd H Kipp;
best 3 varieties, 11 King; best now variety not before exhibited m the province,
P Jackinuii, 2nd II King; hest largest
potatoes of uny kiud, H King, 2nd Wm
Arthur; largest cubbnges other than cattle, G W Henry, 2nd T McNeeley; turnips, 11 King; best carrots, Geo Mead,
2nd A J Bovill; best parsnips, S Knight,
2nd \V McKee; best oniona, Geo Mead,
2nd Alex Ew'enj best scarlet runner
beans, T McNceloy; best com, J Reece;
boat table coin, VY Arthur; beat beets, S
Knight; host celery, G A McTavish; best
sqtinsh, J Reece;. beat pumpkins, J.) W
Miller; best vegetable marrow; ,T Burr:
best tomatoea, A Ewen; hest cucumbers,
R T Power; best snulillowcr, W Arthur.
division it,   '
Field Produce.—Bost 50 pounds autumn wheat, H Simpson, 2nd WniWhitc,
3rd H King; best 50 pounds spring whont,
Kipp, 2nd J Faulkner, 3rd T E Kitch
en; best 50 pounds Chcvnliei- barley,.H
Jving, 2nd Win, White; best 50 pounds
rough hurley, Jubilee Ranche, 2nd John
Kirkluud; best white oats, Wm Faulk-
ner, 2nd Jubilee Ranche; heat hlnck oats,
Jubilco Rancho, 2nd E Greyell; best
White pens, H Kipp, 2nd J Recce; hest
grey peas, H Kipp, 2nd 11 Webb; best
rye", Jus Faulkner, 2nd E Groyelljbcst
buckwheat, E Greyell; best tares, 11
King; best hops, John Kirkland, 2nd
Barber Bros; best Swede turnips, J
Recce; best hybrid varioty turnips, H
King; best white turnips. H King; hest
globe mangold wur/.cl, D McGillivray,
2nd E Greyell; best long red mangold
wtirzel, T MoNeeley, 2nd J Reece; best
sugnr beets, W Arthur, 2nd T .McNeeley;
best white ur yellow carrots, G W Henry, 2ii'.l W MeKee; lust rod or orange
variety of carrots, T McNeeley, 2nd E
Uroyell; best cabbages fur cattle, T Me-
NeoW, best curly potatoes, H Kipp, 2nd
G 'V Henry; best late potatoes, 'nines
Faulkner, -nd John Kirkland; best hale
of hny, E Greyell; best timothy seed, E
Greyell, 2nd Barber Bros; best collection
of seeds, H Kipp.
division i.
Horticultural rhbuuoTioNS.—Beal
early autumn apples, E Greyell, 2nd S
Robertson; bost winter eating apples, S
Robertson, 2nd John Armstrong) hest
cooking apples, I Kipp, 2nd Geo Boll-
rose; bost 12 largest nnd heaviest npples,
E Groyoll; best early autumn dessert
pears, Sirs Brighouse, 2nd I Kipp; best
winter pears, Mrs J Evans, 2nd T Cunningham; best cooking poors, WtnToiiguoj
bost preserving plums, J Kirkland; best
grapes, T Cunningham, 2nd J W Wells;
host quinces, S Knight; best watermelons, ,1 W Wolls; best musknioloiis,,) W
Wells; beat 12 peaches, A C Wells; best
eollectioiuif fruits, KobtWintelliiite, 2nd
J'J Greyell; best citrons, HD Chantrell;
best prunes, John Kirkland, 2nd E
Greyell.
UIVISIUN K.
Provincial Maxuvactuuk.— Best assortment of soup, Vancouver Soap Co;
best u8S9rtinc.lt of i'lirnituri' mado in the
province, Wintemute Bros, 2nd F W
Hurt a; Cu; beBt marble work, Alex Hamilton; best aaaortment of tweeds, Wost
minster Woolen Mills Co; bost assortment of flannels, Westminster Woolen
Mills Co; best assortment of blankets,
Westminster Woolon Mills Co; best
aaaortment of woolen yarn, WestminBter
Woolon Mills Co.
DIVISIOK L.
Floral. — Best collection or evergreen
plants, P Latham; ornamental grosses,
collection, Mrs R w Hodgson; begonias.
Mra T Cunningham; heliotrope, W H
Holden; plants In llower, best collection
grown iu pots or boxes, 1st P Latham, 2nd
S E Wilson; fucusiaB, 1st P Latbnm, 2nd
G A Mcl'avlBh; fuchsias, best spec-linen,
1st P Latham, 2ud .Tns Rousseau; fernery,
P Latham; tablo bouquet, 1st A O Wells,
2nd P Latham; huiiu bouquet, 1st G
A McTuvlah, 2nd- P Latham; dahlias,
1st G A McTavish, 2nd P Latham; best
lloral design, Mrs Hiiclioraon; medicinal plants, best nunied collection,
1st Tolmie estate, 2nd Mrs Hodgson;
collection of ptinsic-s, 1st G A McTavish,2nd Mrs Hutcherson; best collection
roses, 1st G A McTavish, 2nd G W Henry;
gladiolus,1st Mrs R W Hodgson, 2nd Mrs
llutclierson; best collection pleoteo or
carnation, G A McTavish; best collection
stocks, Mrs Hulclierson; listers, G A McTavish; zinnias, G A McTavish; lobelias,
G A McTnvlsh; bunging baskets, P Latham; annuals, P Latham; perennials, G A
McTavish; everlasting flowers, G a McTnvlsh; Verbena, i; A McTavish; sweet
pen. Miss BvaInsloy;best pencil drawing-,
VV Williams: best wnter color drawing,
Mrs KWHodgson; best oil painting, 1st
A J Hill, 2nd Mis T II, Pearson; best
drawing of any oilier kind, Mrs Weir;
drawing, lho production of child under
12 yenrs, 1st E Nash, 2nd 13 Nnsli; penmanship, best oruunientul, by boys and girls
under 15, E F Barker; best specimen penmanship, 1<'C King; murine shell, John
Wisp; best colleclion native insects, John
Barber; best collection ol stuiYed untlvo
birds, wm Hall; best collection of photographs, 1st A Mountain, 2nd 8 J Thompson; green canary, cock, Mrs G A Perrln;
yellow canary, cock, Mrs G A Perrln;
crested ennnry, cook, Mrs G A Perrln;
splashed canary, neck, Mrs G A Perrin.
division m.
Class IV —Fancy Work. — Hanging
shelves, 1st Miss Woodward, 2nd Mrs
Beocher;' moss wreath, Mrs G W Chadsey; mosB pictures, Miss A Webster; [lowers, feathers, 1st Mrs Ileucon, 2nd MrsR
W Hodgson,
DIVISIOK N.
Oroohet.—Assortment crochet, cotton,
Mrs John Bnrber; crochet, tidy, entlon, 1st
Mrs Thos De-usy, 2nd Miss t: A Arnislrong;
crochet bc-dqiillt, lsl, Mrs Geo Lyal, 2nd
MrsTDeusy; crochet slilrt. Miss IVebleB;
child's buggy rug, 1st Mrs R W Hodgson,
2nd Miss Peebles; units, crochet, wool, 1st
Mrs R. W. Hodgson, 2nd Mrs Pock.
division o.
TATTING. — Assortment tailing, Mrs
John Bnrber.
division l'.
Ehbroidkry.—Skirt, flannel, embroidered, 1st Mrs Beeoh'er, 2nd Airs John Barker; table cover, 1st, Mlssl'ec'bles,2iidMis8
Peebles.
division u.
Cushions.— Embroidered cushion, 1st
Miss MeKee, 2nd .Miss Peebles; wool raised nnd plain work, 1st Miss Erskiiii',2nd
Misa A Webster.
division n.
Hocsd Sf.wino.—Button holes, ist, Mrs
John Barber, 2nd Mrs John Hnrber; calico dress, Mrs G W Chndsey; fancy apron,
1st, Miss Its Armstrong; 2nd Mrs Ci-.nge
Lyal; shirt,, collon or linen, Mrs G W
Chndsey; set underclothing, trimmed,
1st Mrs A C Wells, 2nd Mrs u w Chadsey;
lady's night dress, Mrs John Barber; pillow slips, 1st, Mrs Blunder. 2nd Mrs A O
Wells; child's dress, 1st Mrs Polngdestre,
2nd Mrs G V Chndsey.
division s.
Bed Quilts.—White, Mrs Peek; silk
,,,-tohwork, 1st Mrs John Bnrber,2iul Miss
MM Williams; patchwork quilt, 1st Mrs
D Rowan, 2nd DW Miller; quilt, worsted
work,1st 1). VV Miller, 2nd Mrs A C Wells.
DIVISION T.
Knitting.—Stockings, wool, Ist Miss A
Webster. 2nd Miss I'eeblos; knitted oot-
ton, 1st Mrs G W Chadsey, 2nd MrsRW
Hodgson; fancy knitting, 1st Miss Lynn,
2nd Miss R A Armstrong; oollec'.lon knitting, latMrs G Vi Chadsey,2ml Miss Lynn;
gout's sockB, cotton nr wouleu, Misa
Peobles; gloves, Mrs A C Welis.
division v.
Wool Work.—Best footstool, isi Mrs
Peck,2nd MrsUeoRaymond; iilimostool,
Miss Peebles; slippers, Miss K A Armstrong; raised worsted tlowers, Mrs J
Evans.
division x.
Millinery,—Velvet bonnet, M K Will-
innis; fancy bonnet, M HWilliams,- trim
med bonnet, Mrs 11 W Hodgson; lady's
' MR Williams; infant's rap, 1st MR
hut,
Williams, 2nd Mrs K W HndgSbn.
SUPPLEMENTARY LIST.
DIVISION C.
Oxford Downs.—Rum one year, John
Kirkland.
division L.
Cut Flowebs.—Six ruses, P Latham;
collection uf dublius, 1' Lalhtlm; In-ldat
bouquet, 1' Lathum; wreath or cross, P
Latham; six rex begonias, V Latham;
wilier color, floral, ist Miss L Lev i -, 2nd
E Nnsli; water color, liiudscnpeorinarine,
1st Miss.1 K McQuarrie,2nd Miss LLowIb;
water color, still life, Miss L Lewis; wnter
color portrait, Miss I, I.e.ils: oil onlor,
floral, 1st .Miss L Lewis, 2nd Miss A Webster; oil eolnr, liindsculia ur marine, 1st
AJ Hill,2nd Miss J K McQuarrie; mi color, still life, lsl Mi'sTlLPinr.scui.2:i.l Miss
.1 l'i McQutiirle; oil color poi'tr'ititi Isc Mrs
J E McQuarrie, 2nd Mra Weir; wi color
collection, 1st Miss ,1 E McQuarrie,2nd
Mrs T R reunion; decorative puintii.g. 1st
Mrs Weir, 2ml Miss A E Webster; hnnd
painted China, Isi E Nnsh,2iid / J lllll;
repousee or hammered brass work, .Miss
K S Armstrong; ull painting, children
under 1.1 yt-llis, .Miss Hodgson; eruyon
portrait, 1st Miss Nellie Wdthrow, 2nd '
Miss Linnie Lewis; tinblnetplioUia, plain,
1st s J Thompson, 2nd s.I Thompson; cabinet plioins, eninrcil, 2nd A Mountain.
division ^.
Hick ruck crochet, 1st Miss Rosa Armstrong, 2nd Mrs G W Qilley; croehel ince,
Miss Hoyden; lnniiton laooi .Miss Woodward; puiui luce, Mrs R w Hodgson; col-
leeiioii hue, lsl, Miss'U:i.\ili-n, 2nd Miss
Ladner; darned not, is: Mi.-s W'oudwurd,
2nd Mrs Peblt; nppliquo work. Miss Aiico
Fryo; crewel wurk, Miss Woodward; outline work, 1st Miss Woodwind,2n:l Miss
MeKee; riok rack,sewn, 1st Miss Woodward, 2nd Miss a Webster; ornzy w , ic, 1st
Mls.s Mi'Kc-iVJml MrsB'MSeott; braining
on wool, Miss Ladner; historic pn'iire,
raised wool work, Mrs'i Uunuinghiim,
11IVIS.I0N Q
Ai-nslni
work, lsl
Fiulden,
work, Miss   SI
Miss A a Webs
division t.
i-Ki',;
or,-Jin
> lionile
MrsW
Carriage,Afghan, 1st Miss Womiwi.rd,
Ind Miss Peebles.
DIPLOMAS.
Tlio lodges awarded diplomas lo the
following: c; w Henry,for 8 yoar old fruit
trees: H il Ross, for patent nut lock und
patent lire extluisitlsiiei.. ::-.£ n ■, :.nud
rul,,,,*- im Rftlwnn for While sewtne machine uiul Willie lllll 11', ..,i,.i(i.....i:..ilic;
MraTDensy,cardboard pork; Mrs.Pook,
hanging slielf drapery: Mrs iv-clt, flooring; Mrs. Thoa Mowat, lloor rug: .Miss
Alien Fry, bnsliot pnper lluwcrs; Mis EJ
Mtller, banner pnper llower; Thus Cun-
nlnghnni, grapes; H P Bales, seedling
npples; W M l.udiier, wulniils; W 11 FaliF
lug, walnuts.
Victuria is tu have a brand new and
inproved liro alarm system, tu be com.
plotod and in working ordor by the
31st of this month, anil which will take
the plnco of tho old and unreliable tel-
opono calls. Tho system is known as
the Gnmcwoll system, nud the California Electric Light Cu, of Snn Franoisco, hus the contract for putting in
the alarm apparatus, There will be
28 firo alarm bnxos, and the shilling of
tho gong unhitches the horses in their
stallB and by the timo tho tiiemen appear they will be in their places under
the harness. VOLUME 34.
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WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, OCTOBER 9,
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1889.
aaK.w«i^u-..ii-a^«'.H;y^,"d3i^,^^^
NO. 41.
Weekly British Columbian
-Wednesday Morning, Oct. ». 188».
Not long sinco we referred to the
fact that Jos. Chamberlain, although
unwilling to admit it, was evidently
paving the way for a retreat from
his mock heroic position of patriot.
Wo  said   then   that we   doubted
whether   tho   Badioals would ever
again  listen   to  tlio  soft tongue of
their would-be  betrayer, the Judas
who endeavored to sell the honor of
the Liberal  party and tlieir leader
for a   pseudo popularity.    In  the
same   article we   referred  to Lord
Hartington, a man of very different
character, nnd we predicted that it
only required time to opon his eyes
to tho inevitable  necessity of home
rule   for   Ireland,     Almost  whilst
we wrote,  ''tho   late leader of the
Liberal purty," us Chamberlain onco
sarcastically called his fellow Unionist, wns  making a speech at Ilkley
iu which he advocated a piun of retreat for the Unionists, although ho
still proclaimed his firm faith in the
ultimate   success of   the pnrty he
leads.    Wn are  not surprised that
Lord Hartington sees tlie necessity
for preparing for the evil duy coming, when the rein mint of those who
follow   Iii in   will   bo  tried in the
scorching tires of a general election.
A comparison of the figures of the
elections of 1SS5 and 188G together
with   those of   recent by-elections
proves beyond controversy that the
Liberals who were too timid to support the l'. O.M. at  first, havo in
nearly eveiy instance  returned to
thair allegiance, nnd that once move
there is a solid Liberal party in the
country.  In fact, it is not too much
to say that  nil  indications point to
the fact that the so-called Liberal-
Unionists   have existence only in
the liouse of commons.    Mr. Balfour, too, is perhaps aware of this,
or at least his abortive effort to capture the Parnellite  vote on a side
issue points in this direction.   With
tho single exception uf Mr. Sexton,
however, no   Irish  member of any
weight in  tlie councils of tho National party lias inclined  his ear to
the persuasive, nothings of the Irish
secretary.    On  the contrary, both
Mr. T. D. Sullivan, the sweet singer
of the Irish cause, and Michael Davitt, whose   life lias  been a living
martyrdom in thut country's behalf,
bave   declared   themselves   in   no
measured  terms relative to accepting  anything  from  the Salisbury
government.   Timothy Healy, too,
is   not  a whit behind   in his outspoken scorn of the Irish University
proposals, and it may, therefore, be
inferred that the effort to sever the
Liberal-Pnriiell alliance has miserably failed, as it deserved.   Before
Mr. Gladstone went to Paris he had
an  interview   with   Mr.   Parnell.
What passed at that historic meeting of   the two great statesmen is
not   known,  but enough has heen
made public to tell the world that
all is well and that tho cnrrlinl relations hitherto existing mu still in
force  and tbat the Irish causo is
still the one platform of the English
Liberal lender.   Ireland has waited,
and Ireland can yet wait, but if she
is only patient,  but for u very brief
time  now, all will be well.   The
past   lins   been a  long and weary
night, but
"The day must dawn,"
and already tbe first faint streaks
are breaking and widening; the
clouds of oppression, uf hatred, and
of coercive legislation are making
their last effort to hide the sun of
Freedom; but it is all of no avail;
for the hour ia nearly ripe, and in a
very brief time Erin shall arise, free
and untrammeled, to prove her
worthiness of the justice which has
so long been denied her, tho inalienable right of a free people to govern
themselves.
of Mayor Oppenheimer, of Vancouver, as first vice-president of the
association was also a most fitting
and graceful action. Mayor Oppon-
heimer's interest in exhibition matters nnd the effective work lie has
done in making known abroad the
resources and advantages of this
provinco are tno well known
to require any recapitulation
hero. Mayor Oppenheimer, it
might be stated, is president of
the lately organized provincial
fruit growers' association uud has
been tlie leading promoter during
the last two yours in getting up the
British Columbia contribution to
tho Toronto exhibition. Apart, too,
from Mayor Oppenheiuier's personal
and public fitness for the position,
his election by acclamation as first
vice-president of the provincial agricultural association may be accepted
as u slight recognition by the poople
of the royal city of tho good fellowship and hearty interest displayed
by our sister city Vancouver in contributing not a littlo to the success
of our fair and celebration last week.
Mr. Geo. AV. Chadsey, of Chilliwack,
as socond vice-president, is well qualified to fulfill the duties of that important position, having had much
experience in exhibition work, having
been for some years secretary of th-»
flourishing Chilliwack association.
All who have come into contact
with Mr. T. E. Pearson, the untiringly indefatigable and uniformly
courteous secretary of the provincial agricultural association
during the year just closed,
must be convinced that his re-election, by acclamation, to what is,
perhaps, the most important, and
unmistakably, tho most arduous,
office within the gift of the associa-
ciatiou, was not only a fitting recognition of valuable services rendered,
but may be taken as a warrant thnt
the next exhibition will be well and
efficiently looked after. Mr. G. D.
Brymner, manager of the Bank of
Montreal in this city, the new
treasurer of tho association, also
elected by acclamation for tho ensuing year, had not been long in
that position last year—taking the
place of Mr. Olute who resigned a
few months ago—but during the
short time he held the office Mr,
Brymner displayed an energy and
an enthusiasm in the work that
warrants us in concluding that the
association has secured tho best man
for treasurer and one of its leading
officers that it has ever possessed,
which, we predict, will be! .amply
demonstrated during the coming
year and in the unparalleled success
of the next exhibition. The action
of the associatian in increasing the
number of directors to twenty-five
was, also, well advised, we think, and
the selections of the various directors were good. Altogether, wc
may conclude that the exhibition
which will be held in this city in
the fall of 1890 will excel the exhibition just closed, in every respect,
by as far as it excelled the bost of
its predecessors,
HOME AGAIN.
Edison Uot urns Homo from France
Enthusiastic Over all He  .
Has Seen There.
Dan Carroll, an Important Witness
for tho Prosecution in the Cronin Case, Disappears.
The New York Baseball Clnb Takes
Home the National League
Championship.
The selection of officers made at
the meeting uf the agricultural association, op. Friday night, to serve
for the ensuing year us president,
rice-presidents, secretary and treus-
urer of tho nssorjiation,, must meet
with all but universal approval,
For president we do not see that a
better man could have been chosen
than Mr. Thus. Cunningham, the
meeting's ununimous choice. An
enthusiastic and successful horticulturist and raiser of thoroughbred
stock, and one who has taken the
liveliest and most devoted interest
in furthering the success of the provincial exhibition just closed, as
well as contributing the queen exhibit to the late Toronto exhibition,
thereby giving British Columbia,
and Westminster district, a prestige in the east that cannot but redound to the lasting benefit of both,
Mr, Cunningham's election to the
presidency of tliu provincial agricultural assooiatipn was not only a
proper recognition of his eminent
suitableness nud merits for the position, but may bn taken in a large
measure as tl guarantee that next
year's Oxhibition will bu an unqualified success, so far as devoted nnd
efficient looking after can promote
such a desirable ond.   The election
The industrial exhibition, says
the Mail, meaning tho Toronto exhibition, has been criticised for its
"circus" attractions, but it has not
got down to the level of a Western
Ontario fair, which advertises thus:
"Prizes are offered for the fattest
baby, the prettiest baby, the handsomest boy under threo years, the
prettiest girl under three years, and
for the handsomest set of twins not
over three years of age." This is
really carrying tho craze for novelty
too far. We should think so, and
trust that our provincial exhibition
may be kept as freo in the future as
it has been in the past from such
"attractions."
The wife of Gen. Boulanger lives
in the deepest seclusion in Versailles. Her acquaintances are usually
careful not to mention her husband's
name in her presence. Recently
one of her friends made a slip of the
tongue and passed a slighting remark
concerning Boulanger's relations
with the government. Mine. Boulanger answered : "When the general asked for a separation I refused
to have anything to do with it, for
I wished to bo able to shelter hiin
in his old age. That is my feeling
still. It is notfor me to judge bim."
It is such women as this, loyal to
the objects of a once great love,
even when the last vestige of that
love lias been slain by itB object,
who make sublime an otherwise almost irredeemably unregenerate
world.
Paklob Electricity.—A very
simplo apparatus for obtaining an
electric spark is made by a German
physicist. Bound the centre of a
common lamp-chimney is pasted a
strip of tin-foil and another strip is
pasted from one end of the chimney
to within a quarter of an inoh of
this ring. Then a piece of silk is
wrapped around a brush, and the
interior of the chimney is rubbed
briskly. In the dark a bright eloc-
trio spark mny bo seen to pass from
one piece of tin-foil to othor
each time the brush is withdrawn
from the chimney. Many otlier experiments can be tried with thin
apparatus.
EDISON BETUBNS.
New Yobk, Oct. 7.- The French lino
steamer La Champagne, from Havro, arrived this morning. Thomns E. Edison
and wife wero among the passengers,
both iu tho best of health. The Wizard
is enthusiastic over tho success of tlie
Paris exposition, and the prospect of
Now York for tlio world's fair iu 1892.
He sailed for Europe two months ngo
under tho assumed nnmc of "Jnmes" to
avoid publicity and to be able to epiiotly
recuperate his henlth..
The widow of General Grant also arrived on the Ln Champagne from o visit
to lier daughter, Mrs. Sartoris, in England.
MONUMENT DEDICATED,
Gettysbubc, Pa., Oct. 7.—Tlio monument of the ',57th New York regiment,
located in the wheatficld whore some
of tho severest fighting occurred ia the
battle of Gettysburg, was dedicntcd here
to-dny by a smnll party of survivors.
KNIGHTS TEMTLAllS.
Washington, Oct. 7.—Speciul trains
have boen arriving on all railroads cen-
toring here, all day, bringing the
Knights Templars to tho conclave.
Pennsylvania avenuo has been alive
with marching communderies and their
oscorta, and bnnds. Tho following
officors of the grand commnndcry uf
tho United Stales have arrived: Grand
Deputy Grand Muster Godin, Grand
Recorder Isnucs, Grand Generalissimo Hugh Mc-Curdy, Grand Treasurer
Licons, Grand Senior Warden Lloyd,
aud Grond Commander General
Roome.
SERIOUS BESULTS.
New Yobk, Oct. 7.—Julia O'Connor died hero to-day and the postmortem examination showed an obsccsa of
the brain. Eleven weeks ngo she wna
beaten with clubs by Maggie Millor,
Nellio and Kate Reagan, employees in
the eome shop in whicb sho worked.
These girls wore arrested to-night
charged with murder.
sheeidan's book.
Washington, D. C, Oot. 7.—Mrs.
Sheridan hus, up to date, received
§20,000 royalty from tho sole of Gen.
Sheridan's book.
admiral porter ill.
Washington, Oct. 7.—Information
has been received here to the effect
thatAdmiral Porter is lying very ill at
his summer home at Johnstown. His
family regard his illness as most serious and are quite apprehensive as to
the results.
batttlino the bones.
Washington, D. C, Oct. 7*-The
recent shaking up of the bureau officials in the navy department has
caused quite u stir in that oflice. The
policy of Secretary Tracy as just outlined by him is gradually being developed. The secretary ia determined
to havo the bureau chiefs in harmony.
Several ohiefs are diametrically opposed to him, and the decision'of the
navy department to build two 3,000
ton cruisers in the navy yards is not
unconnected with this feeling. It is
considered highly probable that a couple of resignations may bo handed in
the coming week.
GEBMAN-AME1UCAN CELEBBATION.
Philadelphia, Oct. 7.—To-day was
celebrated here as the German-American memorial day. These celebrations originated in 1883 when the
bicentennial jubilee of the arrival of
German pioneers in America was held.
Addresses were made on the important part Germans hnve taken in the
settlement and development of this
country. Efforts are being made to
have this day celebrated generally
throughout the country by German-
American citizens in the future.
EABLY SNOW FALL.
Lockport, N. Y., Oct. 7.—Soow
fell here this morning two a depth of
two inches, lt destroyed a large
amount of vegetable matter and apples still outstanding. Trees were
broken ns also were telegraph and telephone wires, cutting off communication fur twelve hours,
MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE.
Chicago, Oct. 7.—Dan Carroll, an important witness for the prosecution in
the Cronin cose, is missing. His testimony hos, howover, been prcacrved, and
in the event of his failure to appear at
the trial, his statement will probably bo
used. His evidence is that two weoks
after tho murder two men, whom ho afterwards recognized as Coughlin and
O'Sullivan, came to a farmer's house 20
miles from Chicago, where he was employed. Ho overheard a conversation as
to the poasibility of Cronin's body being
discovered, and the advisability of their
leaving the Statea. He reported what
he had heard to the state's attorney. He
was taken in charge and cared for, but
by some moans disappeared. Every policeman in Chicago is looking for the
fugitive,
the champion's reception
New York, Oot. 7.—Tho Now
York base ball olub arrived home from
Cleveland at 7:30 this evening, via the
Erie road. An immense "crowd of
boys and men had gathered on both
the Now York and Jeraoy City Bides
of the Erie ferry and tendered the victorious "Giants," a most boisterious
and popular reception. The cheering
and wild exclamations of admiration
were suggestive of bedlam for fully 16
minutos aftor Manager Mutrie and his
men omergod from the enclosure of
the Erie dopot in Jersey City, nnd tho
forry boat whistles added to the din.
Munogor Mutrio announced in stentorian tones on alighting, "Wo are thu
peoplc,"and the crowd all voted ayo
in the same language emphatically
enough to bo heard at Harlem and
Stuten Island. All tho players wero
there except Rjchardson, who got left
ut Cleveland and is to arrivo to-mov-
row on tho New York sido. It appeared ns if every rnggod urchin iu
town had assembled to greet the champions. No one seemed to mind the
cold, drizzling rain whioh was falling,
ond all seomod in duty bound to tost
their lungs in cheering for Ewing nnd
tho giants as they passed on then- way
to their homes or hotels.
THE FRENCH ELECTIONS,
Paris, Oct. 7.—The second elections
wore held yesterday in tho city and provinces for members of the chamber of
deputies iu all tho districts which failed
a fortnight ngo to enst a majority for any
one enndidntc. They passed oil' quietly
here, and so far aa heard from there has
been no diaordor in the country. The
result of the balloting in- tho department
of tho Seine ia the roturn of 22 republicans and 14 Boulangists. Ministers
Flouquct and Constuns hnvo been reelected. Henri Rochefort is defeated in
the Bollevlllo district. Indications ore
thnt the republicans have curried the
majority of tho provincial districts.
CERTAIN DEFEAT.
Paris, Oct. 7.—The latest returns
from yesterday's election serve to still
further emphasize the bitter defeat of
General Boulanger, Of 181! constituencies which voted, 120 arc now known to
have elected republicans und -IS J'uu-
lnngist confederates. The noxt chamber,
aooording to tiiu best estimates, wili
stand -102 to 3GD republicans, 100 royalists, 58 Bonupartists and 57 Boulntigists.
LOSINO GROUND,
London, Oct. 7.—Queen Natalie ap
pears tn be lnsing something nf hor
popularity in Belgrade owing tn her
absolute refusal tu listen to any proposals uf thu Regent looking towards
an amicable settlement of the vexed
questions raised by her arrival ut the
Servian capital.
IN A DILEMMA.
London, Oct. 7.—The Lord Mayor-
elect, Mr. Issues, is brought fnco to
faco with what scorns an insurmountable difficulty. November Otii is tho
dote fixed fur the Lord Mayor's show,
and this year it falls un Snturdny. Mr,
Isaacs, whu is a devnut Jew, cannot
lawfully either ride or walk in a procession, nnd ns tho Lord Mayor's'ahow
without tho Lord Mnyor wouid be
something uf nn innovation, tho outcome is watched with considerable interest. A cnmpruniisc uf sume sort,
in which religion nnd custom ivill each
be culled upon tu yield something, is
probable,
FISHED OUT SAFELY.
London, Oct. 7.—The fair Amur-
icon, Miss Beaumont, while descending in her parachute nt the exhibition
yesterday, fell into the river Tyne, but
wns fished out without serious injury.
SABDINIA DEVASTATED.
Rome, Oct. 7.—A terrible hurricane
swept the entire length of'the-isliiud
of Sardinia yesterday, leveling many
villages and doing incalculable damage
to property. Hundreds of porsons
were buried in tho ruins of tlieir own
homes, ond thirty are known to have
lost their lives.
MORE RETURNS.
Paris, Oct. 7.—Returns roceived
from 01 parliamentary districts outside
of tho department of tho Seine, show
tho election of 25 radicals, 13 oppositionists, 27 Bonnpartists and 2 conservatives.
STEAMSHIP COLLISION.  .
Glasgow, Oct. 5.—The steamship
State of Georgia, frum Glasgow for
Now York, came intu collision with
another steamer nud returned to tho
Clyde with her prow stovo in and une
of her crew kiliod.
THE LANCASHIRE   MILL STARTED.
London, Oct. 5.—The Lancashire
Cotton Mills are to run on half time.
Tho operators' secretory has expended
8100,000, for the relief of those who
are suffering through partial stoppuge
of the mills.
SIGNOR CRISPI 8   BIETHDAY.
Rome, Oct. 5.—Signor Crispi celebrated the 70th anniversary of hii
birthday on Saturday. He received
congratulations from the kirn; and
members of the royal family, the diplomatic corps, senators, deputies and
commissioners.
STRANOE   RAILWAY ACCIDENT.
Corry, Pa., Oct. 6.—The rear end
of a south-bound freight on the Western New York and Pennsylvania railway broke loose as the train wbb climbing the Bummit, three miles south uf
here this morning, and rushing duwu
hill, crushed into the morning train
which was following, wilh terrific
force. All the passengers were bruised
and soino injured severely. None woro
fatally injured.
MRS. HAMILTON    IN JAIL.
May's Landing, N. J., Oct. 6.—
Mrs, Eva Hamilton left here between
4 and 5 o'olock this morning for thu
Trenton penitentiary in charge nf
Sheriff Johnson,
WESTINGHOUSK AND   EDISON.
Pittsburgh, Po., Oct. 5.—Justioe
Brady, of tho tl. S. Supreme Oourt, in
the case ot Wustiiighoiisu vs. Edison,
recently triod in this city, rendered
his decision dismissing tho cose.
THE CRONIN TRIAL.
Chicago, Oot. 5.—Tho attorney for
Woodruff, the Cronin suspect, has
withdrawn his petitiou in habeas corpus
whioh wbb proceeding before Judgo
Baker this morning nnd the prisoner
wob returned to jail. Afterwords
Woodruff'B attorney wont buck for
Judge McConnell and made a motion
fur nn immediate trial. The cuurt
overruled the motion in the cose, nnd
it wont over to tho noxt term. The
attorney took objections.
YANKEES CAN'T MAKE 1110  GUNS.
Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 5.—An
unofficial test of the guns of the dynamite cruiser Vesuvius wns mado yesterday by President Schuylor and officers of tho JJnoutnatic Gun Company.
Tho test of the guns was kept up
over three hours. Tho exact ahe and
weight of the actual dynamite cartrid
ges tu be used in warfnro, which wero
mnde of oust and wrought iron, avo
seven feet long aud fifteen inches in
diameter, nnd thoy weigh 600 pounda
each. Trial after trial wus mado and
the last one wna apparently a success,
almost every shot striking the water
at the samo speed.
A STBIKE PANNED.
Amtseudam, N. Y., Oct. 5.—The
dock laborers, at a meeting laat niglit
formed n union for mutual protection.
When the organization is un it strung
financial basis nnd in good working
order, a strike will be commenced.
episcopalian church convention.
New Yoiik, Oct. 5.—The hou3o of
deputioa to tho Episcopalian Convention, reconvened this mol'ning. Among
otlier mutters discussed the Rev. Dr.
Hankell, of the. committee for tho admission of new dioceses, reported upon
tho action of the committee cm the request of Oregon tu be admitted ns n
diucoso uf ihu Episcopal Church of
Amerioa. The committee reported in
fuvnr nf allowing Oregon to bo admitted, tu be known as the Diuec.se uf
Oregon, uud ollowing the eleotion uf
missionnry Bishop Morris us bishop of
the new diooefio. The matters giving
riso te discussion worn lnid nvur :iil
Monday. The convention hrtd n sinii-
lar report concerning tho admission of
Colorado ns a diocoBO uf the church,
and tlie election of a biahop was referred to the committed on elections,
Tho discussion concerning tlio twelfth
chango in tile prayer book-, where it
wns deciphered on Thursday, began, a
few favoring thu omission of the Ni-
cone Creed, while a large majority favored its retention. Tho result of the
voto fixing tho Nioene Orood us a
pnrt of iho prayer book, unci also part
of the servico on feus', days, was, yeas
83, nays 7. Thu convention afterwards adjourned.
the ohuboh convention.
New York, Oct. 8,—In the house of
deputies of tho General Episcopal Convention this morning a committee wns
appointed to examine the proposed
system nf dividing tho Church uf the.
United Siates intu provinces. The
oommittee will report to tho genernl
convention nf 1895. A resolution
looking to thi admission of a new
diocese in Oolifurnia, within Ihu present limits, wos passed. Tho committeo un the consecration of new bishops
reporting favorably, it was resolved to
consecrate Dr. William A. Leonard,
Bishop of Soutli Ohio, and Thomaa F.
Davies, Bishop uf Michigan. Resolutions permitting tbo re-establishment
of the primitive order of dioceses were
referred, A sensation was caused by
tho resolution offered by Mr. Station-
berg, uf Indiana, nskiug fur tho emotion of a new hoU3o of American
archbishops, with five men from five
archdioceses, namely: Northern, Eastern, Central, Northwest, and Pacific
Southern and Southwestern. In reference to the committee on canons,
Dr. Gibson,* of New York, moved that
tho AtlianoBinn Creed bo inserted and
printed in tho American prayer book.
A DANGEROUS 11AM.
Buffalo, N. Y, Oct. 7.—The dam
at Cubu, N. Y., whicb threatened ro
break immediately after tho Johnstown disaster is again in a dangerous
condition. The reservoir is one uf tho
largest in the State, und the result of a
serious break would bu sumuthing terrible.
ON THE shoals.
Norfolk, Va,, Oct. 7.—A large
barkentine-riggod htenniship, cuttun
laden, is stranded un tho Wutohnppre-
quo ahuals near Porramdre's life saving
station.   Assistance lias been aent.
THE NEW  DIOCESE OF OBEGON.
New York, Oct. 7.-1" tliu hons.'
uf deputies uf lho General Episcopnl
Ounvention, the chairman of the com.
mitten of admission of nuw dioceses,
,1'epui'ted that tho Stnto of Oregon eld
sired tn be admitted under the titlu cf
the "Dioceso of Oregon;" that it had
chosen a bishop and acceded to tho
cumins recognizing thu new bishops
nnd dioceses. The quostion of the
admission of Oregon was put and tho
vote waa overwhelmingly in tlie affirmative.
EUROPEAN   POLITICS.
London, Oct. 1.—A great deol of
interest and comment have been excited by the publication in the Contemporary ifeiiieui of a long article, tho
authorship of which is ascribed to Mr.
Gladatone, though no very convincing
reasons are given for supposing that it
was written by the ox-promier aside
from the doubtful one that tho author
expresses tho opinion, which it is presumed that Mr. Gladstone entertains
upon the subject of tho articlo. The
articlo strikes out boldly in powerful
condemnation uf Italy's course in joining the triple alliance, which places
her iu a position bIio has no right to
occupy. Italy, ho doolares, owes hor
independence, which means everything
uf vnlue sho possesses, to Franco, nud
it wuuld bo tho gravest scandnl iu the
history of Italy if sho should become
involved in a (ight ngninst France.
The government of King Humbert
wns not menaced aud there existed no
state of nttmra upon whioh it cuuld
bnso nn oxcuao fur ontoring into a warlike combination whose aims were palpably directed toward an armed conflict contemplating the conquest and
degradation of Franco. Moreover,
Italy bus nothing to gain by such au
alliance or by a victory it might achieve
in the warfare its instigators are seeking, and may ere long rue the day
thnt she permitted herself tu bo used
us a oats-paw on tho strength uf promises that will nover be fullilloil. In
conclusion the articlo demands to know
whother ur not England is buund by
any agreement to aid in tho objocta uf
this ailianeo or to give countenance to
its acts. If sho has boen committed
tlie poopio of tho British empiro ure
untitled to know by whom and with
whut prospects of advantage tu this
oountry, Tho article is eoitain to
bring a nomi-nilicial duiiinl ur avowal
of England's participation in tho triple compact, uud somo interesting
revelations aro among the possibilities.
THE HAUNTED CZAR
Will Not Appear Publicly in Eng.
land, Evidently Fearinc the
Unrelenting Nihilists.
Duke of Edinburgh is Quite Upset
Over the Fife Marriage into
his Family.
A i\Tcw Crusade is to be Commenced
Against the Dance House
iu London.
THE CZARS VIIHT.
London, Oct. 8.--'Preparations are
completed hero for the receptiun of the
Czar. The public will have little to
du with it, tho Cznr desiring nu upon
display.    It will bo a cuurt affair.
C.   I'    11.  SHARKS BOOMINO.
London, Oot. 8.—It.iu intimated on
the London Exchange that tho Canadian Pacific Ruilwaywill ahortly appeal
for increased capital to purchase steamships for the Atlantic and Pnciiic mail
lines. Shares opened this moruing at
70}, und went up to 71", the exception
in the American market, where everything wob down.
VATES' CABLE,
Dondon, Oct. 8'.—The relations between the Prinoe of Wales and tho
JJuku of Edinburgh aro being commented upon freely, and the duke's
studied neglect of the Duke and
Duchess of Fife, while ho was at Balmoral, no doubt led the publio to believo there has been a disagreement
on lhe question of the Duke of Fife's
marriage. The Duko und Duchess of
Edinburgh disliked the connection on
the ground that thoy objected to the
daughter of tho heir apparent marrying a subject, and no doubt the refusal of the Duchess of Fife to listen to
the iiddrosses of the Grand Duke
Miohnel intensified this feeling. The
gruntest aecrucy is obsorved ou the
question nmong those about tho court,
but there is no doubt, tlio abovo are
the facts apart from the princess' refusal to mnry the Grand Duko Michael.
It scums a little ridiculous tu make a
fuss uvor the Duko of Fife's connection, nnd to tolerate tho Battenburg
alliance. It seoms tn be protty well
admitted that for tho future, tho Duke
and Duchess of Edinburgh will live
only a small part of their time in England. Recent rules made by the Czar
as to the necessity of Uiobo membors
of tho royal family of Russia who enjoy incomes from the crown living a
certain timo of tho yoar in Russia, will
oblige the duchess to live in thnt country more than she has hitherto done.
The loss nf the Sultnn hns annoyed and
worrried the Duke of Edinburgh, and
tho criticisms of the press hnve annoyed him greatly, and the Fifo mar-
Huge has been the last strain to the
load of grievances. Tho Duke of Edinburg never has been very popular in
England, and his departure will be
takon with equanimity. Tho duchess
will como over from timo to time to
soe the queen, and they will still retain Clarence houae, but will not toko
nuother plnce in this country. I have
reason to beliove that if the Princo of
Wales ever entertained tho idea of
going into Sunkim in the course of his
impending visit to Egypt, ho has been
dissuaded from the project, a result
whioh will relieve from serious anxiety, those who nro conversant with tho
insalubrity "f Sunkim
A DYING KINO.
Notwithstanding the late more reassuring reports about the King of
Portugal's health, it is well known that
hu is paralyzed from the waist downward, and the mysterious bulletins
daily issued in no wny deceive his poople, who givo him not months, but
weeks only to live.
UNEXPECTED RESULT.
With regret I see that by the court-
martial nt Halifax Commander Gerald Russell and Navigating Lieut.
L. W. Sharp are to blame for the loss
of the "Lily." The result was totally
unexpected in naval circles at home.
WILLIAM AT KIEL
London, Oct. 8.—Tho Emperor
William arrived at Kiel to-day and was
received with a salute from the forts
and men-of-war in the harbor.
A NEW ORU8ADE.
London, Oot. 8.—Tho bishop of
London has consented to preside at a
meeting which is to begin a regular
crusade against the evil influences of tho
music hall. Cardinal Manning cannot
attend this meeting, or at all events
has caused it to be understood he will
not bo ptesent. His health is far from
robust just now and ho is forbidden to
leave his houso iu the evening.
KNIGHTS TEMPLABS.
Washington, Oct. 8.—The triennial conclave of Knights Tomplors bogan to-day, the principal feature being
the parade. It is estimated 15,000
knights wero in line, The parade was
reviewed by tho president and eminent grand master. Enormous orowds
woio on tiie streets. There wus much
handsome decorations of buildings, and
communderies were present from all
purls of the country and Canada.
the fbench elections.
Pabis, Oct, 7.—The returns of yesterday's ballotngos nre yet uncompleto.
A number of Boulangists have been
successful in Paris; among them being
Noqiiit, Louis Lnsanto and Mermeix.
The Boulangists, however, sre in the
minority among the deputiea of the
Seine, and have obtained only 18 out
of 42 seats. Taken altogether the
bnllotnges in the departments have
confirmed tho victory ohtaincd by tho
Republicans a fortnight ogo ond completes the route of the allied Conservatives nud Boulangists.
In tho Morrison trial at Sherbrooke,
Que., the enso for tho defence wus
closod on Snturdny. It wus expected
tho address of the judgo would occupy
tho wholo of yosterday. VOLUME 34.
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, OCTOBER 9, 1889.
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NO. 41.
Wi-sxLY British Columbian
Purely Acclilriitnl.
Weiliicsilny lUlirollie. Oct. II, 18811.
(From Daily Columbian, Oct. 7.)
The merchants all roport having
dona a "roaring" businesa during exhibition week.
A. Whiteside, not W. Whiteside,
should havo beon credited with winning the specinl prize offered by Miss
Peebles for the best essay by boys on
"true manliness-"
The Rainbow arrived from Victoria
last night with '25 paBscngers and u
heavy freight. She went uut agoin
this morning with n full cargu and n
number uf passengers.
Some of the evergreens and other
material used for the decoration of
Oolumbia and Front streets wore removed to day. They should all be
cleared away this woek.
The time for roceivin? tenders for
the contract to build Messrs. Mathers
Ss Milligan'n freight shed has boon extended to Wednesday. All the contractors have boon too busy at the park
to attend to city work.
Christ church, Vancouvor, was
opened for public servico yeaterday by
His Lordship Bishop Sillitoe. This ia
the latest addition to the houses of
worship in Vancouver, and it in a very
handsome building and a credit to the
congregation.
The Irving arrived last night from
up river, having on board 129 head of
Senulkameen beef cattle for Van Vol-
kenburgh Bros., a largo quantity uf
general merchandise aud a number
of passengers. She left for Chilliwack this morning.
In compliance with a numerously
aignod requisition Mayor Townsond
has called a public meoting for Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock, tit the
city hall, for the purpose of selecting,
if possible, a candidate to succeed
J udge Bolo as representative for West-
minsier in the provincial parliament.
The beat snipe shooting record so
far for this season has boen mado by
Oapt. Annesloy of H. M. S. Icarus.
On Pitt rivor Hats ho killed 14"; brace
ono day and 13 brace the day following
during his shooting trip last woek.
Captain Hammet, of the Swiftsure,
who accompanied Captain AnncBloy,
also secured a good bag.
The New Vancouver coal compnny
have recently purchased in the Cednr
district contiguous to Nanaimo 3,200
acres of coal lands, the purchase price
being §432,000. The payments aro to
cover a poriod of two years, with au on-
nual rental of 25 cents per acre per annum. The transfer was effected by L.
Rosenfold, manager of tho company.
The Columbian's suggestion that
the medals won by members of our
athletic clubs in the various matches
last week, be publicly presented, has
met with general favor, and it is now
almost a certainty that the idea will be
carried out. The presentations might
be made by tho lady mayoress and the
wives of the presidents of the different
clubs.
lt is reported that a largo force of
mon will be put to work to-morrow
Btrongthing the piers erected in connection with the C. P. R. bridge at
the Mission. No actual construction
work will be inaugurated, but several
hundred tons of rook will bo quarried
and deposited arouud the piers already constructed. Aotive operations
on the bridgo soera to havo been indefinitely postponed.
The members of the logal profession
are not particularly noted for thoir
punctuality at court. Tlm morning
the presiding magistrate at tho district
court waited ton minutes for the presence of a lawyer, and on tho lattcr's
arrival quietly intimated that it waa
not tho custom in othor countries to
mako tho bench wait for tho bar, nnd
in future tho counsel must be present
when their onsen aro called.
Chief Penrce roceived notice from
the chief of police at Vancouver to-day
that a nogro with a full board was a
passongor by the 2:20 train for Westminster. A warrant was issued for
larceny againat the "culled pusson,"
and tho chief went down tu the depot
to welcome bim. The train brought
the party wunted, who wos accompanied by a large quantity uf boggngo,
and ho was promptly arrested and
locked up,
The steamer PrinceBs Louise left
for Victoria this afternoon. Tho following is tho passenger list: Dr. nud
Mra Bell-Irving, Mrs. Hurris, Mrs.
Kirkluud, Mrs. T. E. Ladner, Mr. and
Mrs Hicks, Mrs. Byron, Mrs, WotS"ii,
Mrs. W. J. McColl, Mr. and Mrs.
Steves, R. Hoaan, C. Catos, W. Bank,
W .C. Loyo, Mr. and Mrs. Ourrie, W,
Tusker, and about sixteen othors. Tho
Louise also took 130 head of cattle
and about 20 tuns gonorai merchandise.
Thero is nnothor man who hus become a firm holiever in The Columbian as the best advertising medium
in the province. The gentleman in
question is Mr. 0, F. Green, of Ladnors, . The Columbian published the
onnlysia of a fish offnl fertilizer mado
by Mr. Green, and two days later hu
received an urdor frum n Victoria
party', who had aoon the nrticlo, for
the wliule stuck uf fertilizer he hnd on
hand, and also an offer to purchnso all
that could be manufactured during tho
remainder of tho season.
• During tho lntecolobi'iition tho bonds
giving the most genernl satisfaction
wore tho Rifles' iifo und drum corps
and tho Mission Indians' brass band.
Tho willingness of thoso bands tn furnish music at all tiuiC3 wan in decided
contrast with the moro high priced C
Battery organization; the Indian
bandsmen ucumlly leaving their bed
Into on the Inst night of tho celebration to serenade thu Vaitcouvuritos bo-
furo thuii departure. Tliu music committee have untiling but best praiso to
bestow on tho 1 ndiati and Rifles' bauds,
Childtreim ©ryfoi'
The verdict of the coroner's jury in
tho inquost into tho death of William
Montgomery, who wns run over and
kiliod by engine 90 last Wednesday
morning, is to the effect that his death
was purely accidental, nnd no fault of
the company or thoso in charge of the
ongino that morning. The jury
strongly recommended the company to
use a regular nnd well-appointed engine
fur tho purposes of shunting and making up trains, with all the necessary
railings, which course, if followed,
would in their opinion tend greatly to
decrease the number of accidents nnd
he another snfegunrd tn the lives of
tho men.
Survey In;- llm Cltnilnel,
The visit of II. M. ships Acorn and
Icarus to Westminster wna not altogether on pleasure. Cnpt. AnneBloy
had orders given him by Admiral
Heneoge to take soundings of tho now
saiidheud ciiannol, which is not shown
on the admiralty chart. Soundings
were taken on tho trip up, and thoso
will bo verified on tho homeward voyage. Tho object uf tho survey is to
havo on record a corroct chart, which
will bo forwarded to tho admiralty offico for the guidance of that department.. An officer of the Icarus informed a representative of The Columbian thot it was intended to send
a couplo of vessels to tho FraBer river
to make a completo survey of the river
and channel from tho sandheada to tho
limit of navigation for deep draught
vessels. This survey will take sometime, and when completed the results
will bo published iu an entirely new
chart of tho Fraser, and issued by the
admiralty office.
Tlie Pnrk Enclosure.
Tho president of the agricultural
society, at the annuol meeting on Friday night, stated that the fonce enclosing tho race track and buildings would
bo pulled down and sold. It is tho
general opinion that this should not be
done, or if it is, a hotter fence ahould
be immediately erected bo that the
race course and athletic grounds may
not be cut up and destroyed by roving
cottle. If the present fence is allowed
to remain and the grounds seeded thia
fall, by next spring they will be in
capital condition for all sorts of athletic games and sports, but if the fence
is removed and cattle given free sweep
of the pork, a large sum of money will
be required to put it in ordor again.
The attention of tho eity council and
the agricultural society is directed to
this, and it is hoped some arrangement may be arrived at betweon these
bodies so that the prosent fence or a
better one may afford the desired protection of the grounds.
The ITnrshliM Sail.
After a stay of nix days the Icarus
and Acorn sailed for Esquimalt yesterday afternoon, this departure being
witnessed by several thousand people.
During their stay at Westminster both
officers and mon mndo themselves general favorites with the poopio, and all
the civilities that were shown them on
shore were returned with interest
when the jolly sailors got their friends
aboard the ship. The.,ships wre
thrown open to the public early each
day and the hospitalities on board
lasted from the evening thoy arrived
until the last hour before sailing.
At 1:30 o'olock yeBterday afternoon
tho signal to sail was given, and 15
minutes later tho anchors were hoisted
and, the Icarus leading, the vessels
proceeded up stream a short distance,
swung gracefully round opposite the
city, and steamed slowly out of sight.
Flags wore dipped nnd handkerchiefs
waved from the shore, which graceful
compliments woro acknowledged by
tho ships. Evoryone hopes the Icarus
and Acorn will soon viait Westminster
aUevutcil -Fireworks.
On Saturday evening about 8 o'clock
Mr. Moresby and his assistants commenced work on tho firo balloons.
The first one sont up had a little
trouble with tho telephone wires, but
in the ond disentangled itsolf and
mounted into upper air like a rocket.
Tho fireworks hanging from the balloon went off very successfully. Aftor
ascending to au altitude of about a milo
the light form nf the Hunting glubc
wna caught by another current of wind
nnd watted away southward nt a prodigious rato iif apeed. lt gradually
dwindled uu thu viow until it appoared like nno diminutive atar in tho
wholo black sky; thon it twinkled and
vanished into tiio dnrknoas, nnd pnssed
on, probnbly to puzzlo nnd alarm tho
boosicrs of Washington and mnko
thein think it wub a comet. Tho socond balloon wont up liko an orderly
and sensiblo balloon, and soared away
into what the poets would call tho infinite. The fireworks attached to this
balloon woro o genuine success. Thoro
was n lizzie and u sputter nnd suddenly n bright rod star, that shone liko a
chip of tho snn, Hooted gracefully
down, shedding ll lurid brilliancy over
tho wholo landscapo. Then followed
a pale-blue alur, tliat ulso hud a brief,
but glorious resistance of two miliutes
or bo. A largo" crowd watched the ascent of the balloons with great interest. Mr. Moresby is to bo congratulated on his success nn a pyrotechnist.
The Inst of Fioycruft's, effects wan
disposed of to-day in the aalo of the
yncht Ada, at auction by Deputy Shor-
iff Langley. Tho bidding commenced
at, 8100 and weut up to §330, at which
figure (lie sloop waa ktmcked clown to
E. Fleming Hewitt, a wealthy gentle-
mnn roo'ehtly arrived from Norfolk,
England, who proposes lQcatinii on the
islnnd if In: can find a suitable farm.
—Friday's Times.
PStetoerr's €astoria=
Personal.
John Boultbee, barrister, of Vancouver, wns in the city today.
H. J. Keory, of Lillooet, is in the
city visiting friends and will remain a
few days.
R. L. Cawaton, of Kercmeos, arrived in tho city yesterday and left for
Victoria this afternoon.
Rev. Mr. Hoddon conducted the
services in the penitentiary Protestant
chapel yesterday morning.
Rev. Mr. Jamieson returned this
forenoon from Vancouver where he
had been officiating in tho 1st Presbyterian church yesterday.
W. C. Loye and F. H. Meier wont
to Victoria to-day aB delegates from
Westminater, to attend tho session of
the grand lodgo, I. 0. G. T.
W. McColl has returned home from
attending the annual meeting of tho
Sovereign Grond Lodge, I. O. O. F.,
lately held at Columbus, Ohio.
Guests at tho Queens'. 0. M. Kinsman, Harry K. Jones, John Dawson,
Vancouver; J. Stuart Yates, Victoria;
W. Augustus, Portland; B. W. Prince,
11, A.Elliott, Los Angelos; J. B. Rone,
John Corson, Toronto.
Guests at the Colonial: Mr. and
Mrs. Stevens, Lulu Island; S. H. Romans, R. Logan, Capt. Catos, G. H.
Dawson, John Boultbee, Walter Taylor and wifo, Vancouver; S. H. Trav-
era, Victoria; A. A. Sandeinan, Montreal.
Police Conrt.
(Before T. C. Atkinson, P. M.)
The logal and other gentlemen present iu court this morning were enjoying the grim joke implied in the word
"welcome" at the back of the magisterial bench,
The first case was that of John Donald, charged with having been drunk
nnd incnpnble,but who forfeited his bail
by non-appearance.
James Miller and J. Cambridge did
not appear in answer to a charge of infraction of the liquor license by-law,
but Mr. RusBell, of Vancouver, appeared in behalf of Miller, pleading
not guilty. Chief Pearoe took the
stand and testified that he had found
four bottles of rye whiskey under a
pile of apples and two others on a
shelf behind the lunch counter. Miller
was running a booth on tho fair
grounds. The liquor was put up in
Morloy's soda water bottles. Cambridge, who was behind tho counter,
said he was selling for Miller, but tho
policemen seized the liquor. The osse
waB remanded until Wednesday morning at o'clock. The same remand
was granted Cambridge, both for the
purpose of securing witnesses.
; Ling Quang vs, Alfred Cassolls, assault. Mr. Jenns appeared for defendant; Mr. Eckstein for plaintiff.
Mr. Eckstein showed that complainant, accompanied by two friends, had
been stopped by defendant on Front
street yesterday, and defendant attempted to take a basket from the
Ohinaman, which the latter tried to
prevent; defendant had then struck
complainant two severe blows on the
face. James Scott, called, aaid he
saw the fracas, and thought prisoner
intoxicated; the Chinaman hit prisoner
on the head with a board. During
the evidence of one of the witnesses,
Mr. Jonns said hia client pleaded
guilty, aa the case of assault had been
made out. Mr. Eckstein Baid there
wbb too much of this interfering with
and assaulting Chinamen, and asked
his worship to deal with the ease in a
manner to doter others. Fined $10
and costs, §4; iu default, 20 days' imprisonment with hord labor.
C. F. Bruce, charged with supplying liquor to an Indian named John
Swan, a Hydah, pleaded not guilty.
Swan said Bruce had como to his houso
with four othor men and demanded
admission; prisoner had two botllon
of whiskey. Another Indian named
Jumbo lot tho men in; they wero
drunk. Swan, who is a jeweller by
trado and makos Bilver bracelets, did
not want thom thoro, bo ho wont and
informed Iho police, who cumo and arrested Bruce, finding the whiskey in
his possession. Tho caso being fully
proved, the prisoner was fined $50 and
costs and two mouths' imprisonment
with hard labor.
lnml vs. Sen.
The rifle inntch at Brownavillo on
Saturdoy afternoon between teams
from H. Al. ships Acorn and Icarus
and from lho N. W. Eiiln Association,
resulted iu an easy victory for tlio
landsmen. 11 ia only fair to state,
howovor, thnt the naval teams hnvo
hod no practico for six months or
more, and that several of tho best
shots woro tinublo to take pnrt in tho
match. The result of tho match wos
as follows:
New Westminster, Toam No. 1 415 nta.
" " "      " 2 848 "
H. M. S. Acorn 228 "
H. M. ri. Icarus 111!) "
Money prizes to tho valuo of $75
were offered by the celebration committee, whioh wont to tho highest individual scores of the naval teams, tho
members of the association goneroualy
declining to compete for the prizes.
The scores mado by Westminster No.
1 team wero all excellent, the lowest
being 77 out of a possible of 105. The
weather was just the thing for good
shooting and the range wns freo from
smoko.
ITS EXCELLENT QUALITIES
Commend to public- approval tho Califor*
nia liquid fruit remedy Syrup of Figs.
It is pleasing to tho eye, mid to tlio taste,
and by gently acting on the kidneys,
liver and howols, it demises the system
effectually, thereby promoting the health
and oointort ef all who use it.
Hyacinth Koluichumin, uf Sorei,
Quo., a,woll-known iron-founder, has
been selected as a candidate tor Kichc-
lieu in iho Liberal interest in tho contest for the Commons.
(From Daily Columbian, Oct. 8.)
The operations of the scavengers on
the Columbia street crosswalks are
awaited with impatience.
The str. Irving left for Chilliwack
this morning with a large load of general merchandise and a numbor of passengers.
Wagon loads of decorations were in
transit from Columbia street this morning, and before evening every vestige
of iast week's jollification wns gone.
There is still a quantity of grain un-
harvested in Langley prairie section,
and unless fine weather favors the
farmers for a weok at least, the grain
will be lost.
Canadian Pacific earnings for the
fourth week in September woro $443,-
000, an increase of $114,000. For the
month of September, $1,183,000; increase, $373,000.
An important general meoting of tho
IocrosBe club will be held to-morrow
ovening nt tho usual ploce, at which
every member is particularly requested
to bo present at 8 o clock sharp.
The following item has been omitted
to be published: Reid Ss Currie have
beon awarded the special prize of $15,
given by Bell-Irving & Patterson for
the best wagon and display in tho pro-
ceaaion.
Jno. Pringle, of Grand Prairio, who
attended the provincial exhibition at
Westminster, was in town to-day on
hia way home. He gives a glowing account of the success of the oxhibition.
—Sentinel.
The public meeting called for tomorrow night to nominate a candidate
to represent the oity in tho provincial
parliament will probably be one of tho
largest ever held in the city for a similar purpose.
Mr. G. W. Rasuro's bond of eoyusos
in the paddock on Lome street, are
being examined by a number of horseflesh sports. The animals look in tine
condition and occasionally moke things
lively around that locality.
The mayor and aldermen have been
invited to attend tho reception to be
given the govorno-'-genoral at Vancouver during his visit there this month.
The city clerk haa been instructed to
accept the invitation on behalf of the
mayor and aldermen.
The final lacrosse match of the season will be played on Saturday week
botween the Vancouver and Westminster clubs. On the result of thia match
the championship cup hangs, and it ia
confidently expeoted that the trophy
will come to Westminstor,
Several parties have tried to get
their names on the voters' list by making a false statement as to their place
of residence. There is a penalty of
$50 attached to this offence, and it is
not unlikely that these casos will be
brought before the courts.
It comes rather hard on the'average
citizen to settle down into ordinary,
every day harness after the glorious
kick over the traces last week. Everybody now looks hopefully forward to
next year's exhibition, and from all
accounts it will be a grand one,
H.M.S. Icarus ran ashore yesterday
on Mayne Ialand, Plumpera Pass, on
her way to Esquimalt. The Acorn
was unable to haul her off and the
Champion waa despatched to her assistance. It is expected no trouble
will be experienced in getting her off
safely.
As illustrating tho necessity for care
in entering exhibits under their propor classification, Mr. G. Bellrose, of
Chilliwack, lost a first prize in apples
at the provincial exhibition by putting his exhibit, by mistake, under
class 1 in division I., instead of under
class 4 in tho same division.
Tho Louise hod to leave 30 head of
cattle, all the canvas cots hired by the
Colonial hotol for the celobration, and
a large quantity of other goods on her
trip down yesterday. Tho shipping
people are kept very busy just now;
it was 10 o'clock p.m. whon work was
finished for tho day at tho C. P. N.
wliarf.
Pedestrians complain of tho condition of tho crossing at the corner of
Mary and Agnes streota on the weat
side. The foot crossing was taken up
while the Btreet improvements wore in
progress and has not beon relaid since.
The streot is in a very muddy condition at present and the numerous
complaints are very reasonable, considering the time that has elapsed
sinco the Btreet grading was Iinislied.
Tho lawyer accused of keeping tbo
presiding magistrate at the district
court waiting 10 minutes yesterday
morning, wishes it stated through
thoso columiia thot by the court
house clock ho wos only ono minute
and a half late, nnd that was caused by
illuess. The court houao clock is tho
timo tliat governs the oponing of tho
court, and ho wos as punctual under
tho circumstances os he possibly could
bo.
Tho C.P.N. Co.'s steamer Sardonyx, Capt. Moyer, orrived at Victoria Saturdoy morning from tho
north with a lorgc passongor and
freight, list. Port of hor cargo was
5,553 casos of salmon from tho follow-
canneries: Windsor Packing Co.,
2,000; MoLellau'a Cannery, 1,553;
Ouuniiighum'i, 2,0C0. Sixtj barrels
of salt liah from tho Nana, and 27S
casks of Skidegata oil wore alsn brought
down.
The Alaska Erie Press snys: The
U. S. revenue cruisor Rush dropped
anchor at Sitka on September 12th.
Tho commnnder of tho vessel was not
much surprised to find that not ono of
tho dozen seized seniors had reported
tlioro, but ho did hin duty in tho mat-
tor, and leaves Undo Sam to say
whether or not he will throw bis castor
into tbu riiiB nlso and light John Bull
to n finish, or cidl the whole thing a
draw.
It io not the lirst time thnt iitton
tion has been drawn tn thu dangerous
oondition of tho sidewalk bohind the
Queen's hotol on Clement struct Beside the sidowalk yawns a pit nbout
twenty or twonty-livo foet in depth
plentifully littered ut tlio bot.oui with
kegs, casks, boxes, eases, cordwood
and otlier botel bric-a-brac. At night
the place is enshrouded in the doepest
darkness, the nearest lamp being
about one hundred yards off. It
would be tho simplest thing in the
world for a stranger coming up the
atreet to imagine ho had come to a
cross Btreet and turning the corner be
dashed to death at the bottom of the
abyss. A railing used to protect this
spot but ita mortal remains lie around
disconnected and moss-covered; and
no attempt has been made to erect
one.
*.M. «. A. Notes.
The regular meeting of the Y.M.C.A.
will be held in thoir rooms to-morrow
evening at 8 o'clock. A poper on association work will bo read by Mr. F.
W. Winn. The educational classes in
connection with tho association begin
the first of noxt month, and oil who
intend joining the drawing class are
invited ta meet the instructor on
Friday evening next at the Y.M.C.A.
rooms.
 .  m   . .
Pumpkin Pie Social.
On Monday evening next the ladies
of tho Methodist church will give a
pumpkin pie harvest homo social,
which is expected to prove tho success
of the season. A fine programme is
being prepared, and on it will be found
the names of Victoria, Vancouver and
Westminster favorites. The harvest
home church festival will be held on
Sunday noxt, when services will be
conducted in the morning, afternoon
and evening by visiting clergymen.
The singing of harvest songs by the
children will be ono of the features at
the afternoon service.
Tiic ltllle Association.
A general meeting of the N. W.
rifle association will be held in Mr. A.
F. Cotton's office this evening at 8
o'clock, to take into consideration tho
challenge of the Vancouver association
to shoot a return match aomo doy next
week. It ia certain the chollenge will
be accepted, and it ia hoped the royal
city team will reverso the results of the
last inter-city competition. The Vancouver association will hold its annual
dinner on the day of the proposed
matoh and an invitation will be extended to the members of the Westminster team to be present at the banquet.
—— ^m-t	
The -fiorrle Hags.
Gorrie, the flag dealer, of Victoria,
feels hurt at the insinuation of the
city council that he made an overcharge
for the use of the flags whicli the city
proposed leasing from nim to assist in
decorating the streets and arches during celebration week. It will be remembered that he sent ovor 200 flogs,
which were promptly shipped bock to
him without opening the package when
it was discovered he intended charging
$150 for their uso. Through his legal
advisers he baa demanded from the
city council payment in full of hia little
bill, and the item of the freight aB
well. The council decided to pay • the
freight charges on the package, but
not another cent, and in this course it
will be supported by evory ratepayer
of the royal oity.
m.
Westminster's Keconl.
When the people of tho Royal City
subscribe their names to a subscription
list they mean to pay tlio amount.
There is no beating about tho bush or
deferring payment in Wostminstar as
in other cities not a thousand miles
away, but tho amounts subscribed nre
promptly handed in, and no collector
is necessary. Tho total amount sub-
Bcribcd towards the celobration, ao
successfully carried nut last woek, wus
$4,205 85, and only §05 remains unpaid,
ond this balance will bo wiped off tomorrow. Evory dollar of indebtedness incurred by the committees will
bo paid this week, and tho celebration
will not only havo been a plensuro to
thoso who participated in it, but it will
redound to tho honor of tbo city in
general and particularly to thoso who
wero associated with its inception and
conduct.
Tu Merclinnls In General.
tho farmer sold the animal and kept
the proceeds for damages incurred.
Now the original owner of the pig has
entered an action against the farmer
to recover the valuo of tho animal, and
the legality of the salo will be ventilated through the courts.
Tho early closing agreemont entered
into between tho dry goods merchants
came into force last niglit, and punctual to tlio hour, 7 o'clock, tho abutters wero put up. Lot tho nierehnttts
in other lines ndopt the some system
nnd givo tlieir assistants a chnnco to
enjoy a few houra recreation after
business hours. As a rulo. both merchant nnd clork nro hard worked from
7 a. m. till the hour uf dosing, 1) p. in.,
fourteen long hours of tho most tedious labor, leaving no tune for social
or family circlu enjoyments, only sleop
and wurk, tho latter predominating
largely. Let tho merchants bo generous to thoir omployecs and to themselves; givo tho clerks a chanco to recuperate after a hard day's wurk and
tho reBults will bo found much moro
satisfactory in tho long run, whilo their
business will nut suffer ono cent's dim-
iiiiahnient. Who will bo tho noxt te
adopt the new system.
A Novel Case.
Anothor hog caso is likely to npponr
boforo tho courts at an oarly dato, but
not such n ono as disgraced even the
criminal records at tho last assizes.
Tho facts of tho now case nro as follows: A farmor of Maplo Grove, having n very limited knowledge of tliu
law wns annoyed by a neighbor's pig,
which delighted to punch on his vegetable garden. Becoming desperate he
impounded the animal nnd applied to
n local justice of the peace an to how he
should dispose of it. Thu justice of the
peace gavo it as his opinion that the
farmer ahould sell tho pig, and further
backed this advice by committing it
to paper.   Acting   under  this advico
A Curious Clrcnmstunve.
Since the first day of January, 1889,
only 29 inches of rain have fallen at
Westminster. This has been aufficiont
te sntisfy the citizens in general, for
there ia such a thing hb having too
much of dampness, to say nothing of
the expense and troublo entailed gen-
crating heat during the cold and rainy
weather. But our experienced clerk
of the weather, Capt. Peele, is by no
means satisfied with the rainfall, and
with good reason. The. mean rainfall
at Westminster is 59 inches annually,
therefore if the average ia to be maintained more rain will have to fall in
lesa than threo months thou has fallen
ina trifle over uine months, a wet and
uncheerful prospect should it happen
to be realized. It is the fear of 10
inches of rain per month for three
months that annoys Capt. Peole, and
he along with everyone else sinoeroly
hopes thot tho mean rainfall for 1889
wiil be unprecedented!}' small.
 , . .	
Criminal Cnrlcasncis in Blasting.
The recklessnesB and criminal car-
Iossiiobs displayed by contractors i
general in removing rocks and stumps
by blasting with dynamite or other
powerful explosives, hus frequently
been exposed in these columns, but
but it seems os if nothing will be done
to mitigate the danger until some one
is killed, as was the case in Vancouver two or threo years ago. Shortly
nfter 0 o'clock Inst night a heavy blast
was set off near tho corner of Pelham
and Mary streets, and which fell
little short of being attended with
fatal reaults. Mr. R. W. Armstrong
wns walking down Pelham street
when the charge was exploded, and
one of the fragments of rock, larger
than a man's head, fell with tremendous force only a few feet from him,
sinking deep into the hard earth. Tho
escape was providential; and had this
missile struck the roof of one of the
many houses in the neighborhood it
must have passed completely through
the building, so great wos its weight
and force. All the buildings within a
radius of several hundred yards of
where the blast was discharged were
roughly shaken by the force of the
explosion, and poBsers-by were greeted
with a shower of earth and gravel
whicli accompanied it. Surely it is
time this recklessness was ourbed.
The authorities ore supposed to afford
citizens protection in these us in other
matters, and they must seo to it that
reckless blasting is stopped.
Personal.
J. W. Bengough, the noted cartoonist, of Toronto, arrived in the city today.
F. J. Coulthard left for Harrison
Lake this afternoon, where he will
spend a few days tracking mountain
goat and sheep.
Guests at the Colonial: G. Robert-
sou, J. E, Cotton, W. C. Archer, F.
J. Painter, Vancouver; W. Gill, Victoria; F. Samuel, J. W. Bengough,
Toronto.
Guests at the Queen's:  J. J. Shinn-
_ r, and wife, John Weiss, W.
Gesnor Allen, James Wright, J. Enron, Vancouver; W. G. McKay, R.
Roy, Victoria.
Police Court,
(Before T. C. Atkinson, P. M.,1
Michael Connolly, charged with
having been drunk and incapable, was
fined $2:50; in default ton clays imprisonment with hard labor. Micheal
waB allowed one month to pay the
fiuu, and if not the commitment will
issue.
Angus McLean admitted having
been drunk nnd incapable and was
dismissed with a caution.
District Court.
HeforcT. C. Atkinson und Cnpt. Plllen-
•       drlgn.
The caso of Murdering Dick, charged with house-breaking and theft,
como up this morning and there being
no evidence to prove the charge thu
prisonor was discharged at tlio request
uf Mr. Jonns.
Wm. Howard (colored), who stole a
barber's chair nil by himself uud suld
it fur $40; und afterwards stole away
from the scene of the operation, Vancouver, and was neatly uulibed here by
thu police, waa ordored sent buck to
Vancouver to-dny for trial,
-iIiicuroliiKlrnl  lili.cn all,uu,    ul    New
Yt'i'stiuiusler fur Mrptrnilu-r. ISHll.
Mean temperature '.  60.7
Above Sept.  mean     0.5
Highest max  79,0
Lowest min  44,0
Menu of max  04,8
Mean of min  48.6
Rainfall in inchos  a.liil
Above Sept. mean    0.49
Days rain fell       %
Greatest days fall  1.25
Cloudy days       8
Partially cloudy      12
Clear     10
Windiest day in miles,    1(10
Calmest,   "       "         27
Total miles of wind 1095
Highost Barometer 30.37
Lowest        "  211.58
Foge, 8; first snow on mountains,
!):b; whito frost, on sidewalks, Hth;
anow gono from mountains, 15th;
smnll tidal wnvo, 12th; S. E. galo,
2flthi very dry until last two day.'-,.
A. Pubis, Capt'n.
Job priutingof all kinda neatly done
at tho Columbian offico. Trices will bo
found as low ad at any other offloe in
the t'loviuco,—Ado VOLUME 34.
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WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN) ftflW WESTMINSTER, B. C, OCTOBER 9, 198k
OCR OWN BIG TIME.
(Written Ior The Columbian.)
/With pro/use apologies  to the shade  of
Macauley.J
Ho! burghers of tho Royal Burgh
Fling wide yuur lings to-day!
Let business hug tho wall a space,
Don festive garb;—let festive grace
And genial words hnvo way!
Let house and heart be open wide !
Let pelf and profit stand aside,
And ainilcs abound to-day !
The smilo of kindly welcome,
The smile of honest pride,
As east and west nnd south and north,
From town and hamlet pouring forth,
Rolls in the human tide !
Of ranchers stunt from Chilliwack,
I ween a goodly train;
From far Suinas nud Delta wide,
And Langley, by tlie Fraser side,
Famed for their golden grain.
From Somiahmoo's sounding shore,
Where wintry nights nro wild;
FromMatsqui's hioad nud fertile farms
And Lulu, in tho River's arms
Cradled like fav'ritc child;
From Richmond and from ivatzie,
Hammond and Boundary Bay,
From Kensington and Elgin,
Thoy come in long array;
From where tbe headlong Harrison
Flashes in riffles bright:
From Agassiz, with orchards
Of gulden fruit bedight;
From Surrey's sunny nooks they conic,
They como from for Chcnin—
For ho who stays at home to-day
Is counted as a clam !
And hardy fishermen are here,
Of divers tongue and race;
Right glnd nre wo such men to aee,
Right glad to give them plnco !
And Yale's far-stretching prairies
Send uut their riders hold,
WitIi.mir.ora from the rugged hills
Where lurks the yollow gold.
Mark—as they horeward press along—
Mark how the concourse swells
With axemen from the lumber woods,
Willi boomers from Tort Kella !
Till hore they meet Vancouver's men,
Victoria's sens they meet,
From train and steamer thronging fast
Far up the shouting street!
For to-day the Royal'City old her portals
wide hns flung!
And to-day a welcome full and free she
gives to old and young,
For, you bet your sweet existence,
We've got a bully show,
And—if pluck and push can doit—
We're bound to make it go!
BRIEF GLIMPSES
Caught Betivcett Showers liy it Yl'enry
Bainiilii- of llio Quill.
Ou Tuesday afternoon tho ruin was
falling as probably it never fell sinco
the day that Nooh passod down tho
Fraser uu his way to Mount Ararat.
Three or four citizens, more or less
prominent, stood outside the Colonial,
and a countryman or two wandered
aimlessly, near at hand, endeavoring
to look hopeful of tho rain letting up.
The woather was the one and only absorbing topic uf conversation. One individual surmised that the reason of
the continued moisturo wos to be
found in the fact that the celebration
committee had forgotten to send Capt.
Peele au invite, whilst an amateur the-
olocion expressed a firm conviction
that, faith being oblo to move the
Rockies and plant them in the gulf,
before long the flood gates would bo
closed. Ho based this pleasant hopo
upon Ihe fact that Now Westminster
had certainly shown a wonderful
amount of faith in the ultimate success
of the exhibition.
Indeed, there was no doubt nbout
that, for wherever one la;......, great
preparations wore being made in the
decorative art. Wandering along Columbia and Front streets, numerous
busy hands were fixing fir branches to
the vornndohs, ond olrcady Thompson
ct McPherson had a lavish display of
red, white and blue curtoinod over
their store window. Around the drill
shed were cungregated n number of interested spectators, cheerfully watching the carpenters at their work, oblivious of the fact that the rain drops were
trickling from the caves of the building
down their necks the while. For a
brief space the sky cleared, aud tho
tain ceased alike to saturate the just
and unjust, and at that auspicious moment the new flagstaff at the City Hall
was raised intu position and the Dominion flog set a-flying.
lt is n notorious fact thot nine men
out of ten, if they hove two bits in
their pockets, will spend it in gotting
shaved, and this may account in part
for the wealth of tonsoriol artists as a
rule. Remembering thia foot, n weary
wanderer drew near a well knuwn hairdresser's stand, being convinced that,
if thu great rush of visitors hud commenced to arrive, their attention would
in the first plnco bo devoted tu beautifying their porsons. There cuuld bo
no mistake ubnut the niatter. Two
out-throats were busy manipulating the
chins nf an equul number of victims of
vanity with lathered phizes, whilst at
least a dozen candidates fur martyrdom awaited the magic call—"Next."
Returning to Front stroet the wandering one's ghze became fixed upon
the wnr ships, hung with dirty linen,
and nt fin* ho imagined that fhe
Ohinese uf tlio city hnd rented the vessels for a floating laundry, until the
dream uf this "cnnsuiuinntion devoutly
to be wished" was rudely dispelled by
the advent on tho scene of his own
particular ''John," demanding with
muoh earnestness the sum of "three
bittee" for last week's account.
Having disposed of the Chinaman
by means not of interest to tho general
public, he then decidod that a patriotic
apirit demanded that he ahould purchase some decorations of Iub own,
This he prooured ill the shape of a variety of colorod material ond, proceeding up the hill, festooned his window
to tho great admiration of an old cow
on hor way home from picking up a
living in tho woods. Then ho went
down town, tho miu starting in again
as though it never had a good nhow all
aummer. But the decorations woro
more offootlvo thnu could havo been
wished, for the rnin washing tho color
out, mnny charming streaks of liar-
monious color ran down the front of
tho house, making it look like a patent
wall paper, a barber's pole rolled flat,
ur au enlarged edition of tho flag which
waves over "tho land of the free lunch
and the home of the bravadu." Then
it was that, damp, miserable, and with
a sense of disquietudo, he remembered
that evory room in his house hud been
giveu up to strangers, ond that arrangements had been entered into for
him to find a comfortable lodging upon
the stairs.
The royal city by daylight lunked
damp. Thu alternate heavy rains nnd
drizzle had settled down to a stendy
persistent downpour, evidently with
the intention thnt, having once started
in, it would continuo fur all it was
wurth. The decorations looked tired
and the people nn tho streets miserable.
Tho few bluejackets whu wero visible
Overnight wore nu lunger tu be seen,
evidently thinking there is too much
water ill Westminstor for tlieir allowance of grog. There wero two, however, whu bravely defied the elements
Win. H. Ladner and his whito plug
hat. Both were mounted un tho suniu
"gee-gee," und the very ovidont desire
of the lionorablo member to take
tilings 03 they wero and look happy
over thein wns most commendable.
Breakfast time at the hotels proved
thnt tho visitors were in strong force,
nnd determined to niiiko iho best of a
very bud job und enjoy themselves ns
well as they wero able. With
this intention mackintoshes and gum
bouts wore donnod und everyone surpassed tho daring uf Ajax, who defied
tho lightning, by snapping their fingers
in tho face of the clerk of tho weather.
It wns a pity that the committeo did
not arrange for music of some kind nil
through the celebration time, fur when
tho strains of the band floated down
Columbia street, about 10 o'elook, old
Sol took a most deliberate look around
the edge uf a peculiarly virulent looking cloud with a face expressive uf
sure surprise that anybody could be
cheerful under such damping conditions.
The City Hall was in grout form by
this time, where tho reception uf viait-
urs was hold. Behind the mayor's
chair hung drapery of red, whito and
blue cambric, mounted hy the flags of
Great Britain ond the United States at
ench side, with an overgreen capital
and a shield in tho centre. Above
this, in tasteful design, stood out the
word "Welcome," whilst down tho
length of the hall were well arranged
tables laden with cold viands, to which
the guests did ample justice Mrs.
Millor, of the Queen's, wns tho caterer,
and did her work well. All around
tho hall evergreens, interspersed with
Chineso lanterns nnd Hags of all nations, added to the cheerfulness of the
general appearance, and the gallery
front wns completely hidden by a mass
of boughs and branches. The approaches to the doorway were rendered
very pretty m appearance by a large
number of young trees newly planted,
and the civic officials, turned out of
their offices to make room for cooks
and scullions, wandered hither and
thither, ever and anon casting hungry
and wistful glances at the good thinga
spread for tho city's visitors. The
premier looked in about 11 o'clock, and
seemed highly pleased with the general
appearance of thinga.
Almoat immediately the mill whistle
blew, and the reporter was quietly
though firmly made awaro thnt no
loafers were permitted to share in the
general good cheer, so, starting off
down Columbia st, in the wake of the
Scotch pipers, aftor much scrambling
for n place, ho oventually was able to
console himself with tho remnants of
what was once a well ordered meal,
and this done, felt more satisfied with
himself and the world in general.
Btnp-™3ariassms!t*rBsrm?srz?sstr2~ji:nz.±
Infants and Children.
"Caatorlnlsso well adapted to children tint
1 recommend i t as Huperior to any prescription
known to me."     H. A. Aaransa, M.».,
Ill So. Oxford St, Brooklyn, N. Y.
I Castoria cures Colic, Constipation,
Sour Stomach, Diarrhma, Eructation,
Kills Worms, givey sleep, and promotes dl*
g-estion,
Without Injurious medication.
The Centaur Costpa-iy, 77 Murray Stroot, N. Y.
The Earl of Coventry, it is Eaid,
will likely be the next governor general of Canada. He ia a great sportsman, agriculturist, and the present
master of the Queen's buck-hounds.
The oflice is to be aboliahed, and as
the Earl ia as far fiom being wealthy,
he is to find compensation at Ottawa.
He frequently acts as judge at the
principal hcree ringa in England. He
ia of unblemished oharaoter, 61, and
married a daughter of the Earl of
Craven, by whom he has a numerous
family. 	
The Young Liberals gave Hon. Wilfred Laurier a great demonstration in
the Pavilion, Toronto, Wednesday
night. When Messrs. Laurier, Mow-
ott, and Fisher and several ministers
of the Ontario cabinet mounted the
platform they received prolonged applause. Mr. Laurier in his speech
disclaimed any intention on the port
of the Roman Catholic Church uf
placing the supremacy of Ihe Pupe
over the supremacy of the state. It
would, ho thought, be a treasonable
act fur the legislature of Quebec lo attempt to substitute the authority uf
the Pope fur that of the Queen. He
concluded with an eloquent and telling argument for continental free
trade, in their fight for which he said
he believod the Liberal party waa ou
■the eve of victory.
BRITISH COLUMBIA
[uisMutJpq'
( LIMIIBD )
THOMAS ALLSOP,
HENHY S. MASON,
CUYLEIt A. HOLLAND,
-.}'
HEAD OFl'ICBl
15 Serjeant's Inn, Fleet Street,
LONDON, ENG.
The Business of ALLSOP ts. MASON haa
heen merged in tho ahovo Company and
will lie curried on by tlie Compnny /rum
tliis dnl.o ns u general Lnnd Investment
nnd insurance Agency.
MONEY TO LOAN on Mortgage nt Low
Rales. Town Lots unit I'-niiiilng Lunds
for Solo on c-usy lorins.
Victorin, B. 0*i May 16th, 1887. dwJIyS
-THEIR-
-OF-
n
-ALSO-
A COMPLETE biJsiE OF
Ladles', Misses' and Children's
Mantles, Cloaks and Jackets.
LONDON HOUSE,
COLUMBIA STREET,
NEW WESTMINSTER.
IT -:- OPENING
Our first consignment of
LADIES' JACKETS!
Also the largest assortment of
MANTLE^
-^GLOTHS
IN      -SXXX1      FBOVHrOB,
SPECIAL:  Plushes in all the new shades.
Ogle, Campbell & Freeman
THE LEADING DRY GOODS HOUSE.
iWASOKIi! BLOCK,
NEW WESTMINSTER.
-b1'. C^x^i.c^-KI-Cj-
Pi-auiical Watchmaker, Manufacturing
Jeweler & Optician.
OPPOSITE THE BANK OF MONTREAL.
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY, PLATED WARE, &C.
BEST QUALITY.   EASTERN PRICES,
A full line of Spectacles & Eye-Glasses In steel, rubber, ailver arc gut i
frames.   The finest Pebbles made, f, ver pair; all sights suited,
Special attention given to FINE WATOH REPAIRS, Having loarnti tiic
business thoroughly from some of tho finest Horologcrs in England, and sinco then
managed tho waton-ropairing departments of a few of the best firms on the continent of America, is a sufficient guarantee ot good workmanship. Formerly manager for nearly 8 years of the well-known firm of Savage & Lyman, Montreal.
Charges Sloderate,
Mo.N'ri'.KAi,, Dec, 18S7.—Mr. F. Crako.—Andw. Robertson, Esq., Chairman ol
Montreal Harbor Commissioners, snys: "I never fonnd a Watohmaker who did so
woll for mo ns you did whon in Montreal, and I am sorry you nro not horo to-dny."
dwuplCLo
MOW IS THE TIME TO SUBSCRIBE
—FOR THE—
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN.
YOU WANT TO ENJOY A GOOD
CItiAIl, ASK FOR THE
DRESSMAKING
At MISS JEMIN«S',
(Late of England)
Corner of Cliurch and Columbia Streets,
NEW WESTMINBTER.
■^-Satisfaction guaranteed.     dw(e7to
f--~They aro not only made of tho
Choicest TobilCCO but they aro of
Home Manufacture.! and should bo
patronized by all good citizens.
WM. TIETJEN, Manufacturer,
HOMIK0OK 11U1LDI.NU,
COLUMBIA STREET,        NEW WESTIBIHSTER.
dwl7noly
Farmers, Attention!
THE UNDERSIGNED HAS
hm
Chilliwack, Bn c.
31 Farm Wagons.
18 Bnck ISoarils.
1 Span well matched 4-yeai- old
'Slack Horses.
3 Single Driving Horses.
<S Cows anil Calves.
10 Head Steers.
1 Trotting Wagon.
jar A Full Lino of Cooking Stoves,
Heating Stoves, Tinware, Hardware,
Groceries, Dry Goods, Notions, Crockery & Stoneware, Clothing, Hats k Caps,
Drugs, Favm Implements, Houso Furnishings, Furniture, and tho Largest Lino
of Boots and Shoe3 above Westminster
and the most Complete Stock of General
Merchandise.
COME   AND   EXAMINE   AND BE
CONVINCED.
HEfoDERSO^ BROS.
Jyl0il4w8m
OO co
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MS3
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Real  Estate,
INSURANCE
Financial Agents
Purchase Sell and Lease Property,
Collect Rents,
Make Loans on Mortgages,
And transact all Business relating to
Real Estate,
—AGENTS FOR	
London Assurance Corporation.
Connecticut Firo Insuranco Co. of
Hartford.
London and Lancashire Life Assurance Co.
Canton Insuranco Olllco, Ld. (Marino)
OFFICES:
Columbia St., New West'r.
41 Government St., Victoria
dwsellyl
EOS. & CS'Y
10 Chapel "Walk, South Castlo St., Liverpool, England.
3 Bunk Buildings, Columbia Street, New
Westminster, B. C.
Shipping and Commission
Jk.&3EtYH"Sr!s3,
Ceheral Wholesale Merchants & Ikpsrtess
Any description ol Goods Impoi-led to
order and Custom mid Rlilyi Broking
transacted. Linest Freight nnd Market
Quotations. dwnuSIc
POST HAMM0ND
*&
Y
Fruit Trees,
Ornamental Trees!, '
Small Fruits,
And GAIIDEN STOCK on hand lu grent
variety.
Everything flrsUolass and furnished In
good shape,
ilea. Send 15 ots. lor valuable 80-pngo De-
i'i-rii.!.ive Catalogue with (I lic-iuitirul colored pinto-!.   Price LLsIs nenl free,
(}. W. HENRY,
tVwdoleto Port Hammond, H. 0.
Hants for 'Sale!
 AT Till!	
Douglas Street Nursery,
ORDERS TAKEN FOR  FRUIT AND
ORNAMENTAL TREES/  including
all tiie leading varieties of
Aisles, Pears, Plums, Clierrics,
 AT.HO	
Sll All Fit! ITS of every description.
liiiiunii'ls. Wreaths and Crosses mudo
to order.
ddwap8yl p. LATHAM.
fl/rvo
330-332 COBUOVA STKKKT,
VANCOUVER, B.C.
Importers and Dealers ln
AOHINERY
OV ALL DE9C11IT10N8.
MARINE WORK~A SPECIALTY.
dwdeSJOta
UMJENTAL
"WOIBISIS..
Columbia and Church Streets.
Alex. Hamilton,
PROPRIETOR.
North British and Mercantile
c-om:-?.a.:n"-z\
Capital,   -   $15,000,000.
RATES ON FARM BUILDINGS.
DWELLINGS, Hard or Lumber Finished,
100 feet from Barns, % per cent, for 1
year, or l^per cent, for 8 years.
STABLES—2 per cenl. for 1 year, or i por
cent, for 3 yearo.
J. «. JAQUES, Agent,
wnu7m4       New Westminstei^E.C.
Puyallup Nursery!
TREES, SEEDS, SEED POTATOES,
Grown In the famous Hop Region of Puyallup and White Blver Valleys.
HKSSk OVER ONE MILLION (D*
l^Br*   TREES 4 PLANTS.   ^89*»
TONS of Grass anil Clover Seod.
TONS of Choice Seed Potatoes (lOkinds)
TONS of Choicest Vegetable Seeds.
 SEASON 1889 & 1800.	
Enough for Dealers. Enough for Planters
New revised List and Prices Just out.
Don't fool yourself by not sending for it
immediately and learn what ls grown and
to bo had closo at home. Catalogue free
to nil. J. If. OlitE,
Wje5m6 Puyallup, Wash. Tor.
W.J.WALKER&GO.
BANK BUILDINGS,
Mary Street, New Westminster, B.C.
ITelkphowk No. w.i
14 CLARE ROAD, HALIFAX, fcriWAHD.
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS AND AUDITORS,
CONVEYANCERS, REAL ESTATE AND
INSURANCE AGENTS,
STOCK AND SHARE BROKERS.
London and Lancashire Fire nnd *
Britiih Umpire Llf* Insurance
Companies.
Hew Westminster Building Society.
Accountant's Offlce, Diocese of N.W,
City Auditors, lfiSO, 1B87 and 1888,
ADVISES CLIENTS IN  THE BUYING
AND SEALING OF ttKAL PROPERTY IN TKE CITY AND DISTRICT,
and othor monetary transactions.
' liavo snveral eooil Invoatmimt-s on their
hookK, and all new coinexs will do well to
oall beforo doing business elsewhere
dwSdoly

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