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The British Columbian, Weekly Edition Aug 28, 1889

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[ Weekly Britisli Columbian,
WeiluiBday Murning, Aug, ■!». 18811.
Tliomas Jefferson, the drafter of
the declaration of independence and
third president of the United States,
is credited with declaring, one hun-
| dred years ago or thereabouts, that
he would rather live in a country
with newspapers and without a government than in a country with a
government, but without newspapers. Napoleon, whose sagacity and
keen-sightedness is generally admitted to lmve been of a superior order,
said that four hostile newspapers
-were more to be dreaded than 100,-
000 bayonets. Tho brilliant Sheridan is quoted as breaking out in
this vein : "Give me but the liberty
of the press, I will give to the minister u venal house of peers, I will
give him a corrupt and servile house
of commons, I will give him tho full
sway of the patronage of office, I
will givo him the whole host of ministerial intluence, I will give him all
the power that place can confer upou
him to purchase submission and overawe resistance; and yet, armed with
the liberty of the press, I will go
forth to meet him undismayed; I
-mil' attack the mighty fabric he has
reared with that mightier engine; I
vill shako down from its height corruption and bury it amid the ruins it
was meant to shelter." These tributes
to the power of the press, as a co-
temporary well remarks, were uttered a hundred years ago, before
the press had attained anything like
its present position or dimensions,
The development of the modem
newspaper, with special correspondents in all parts of the world, with
news reporters in every settleinont,
and couriers on every road, was
scarcely dreamed of by Jefferson or
Napoloon or Sheridan. They could
not anticipate the achievements of
, modem science which have rendered
this development possible. Without
doubt, the power jf the press, especially of the independent press, is a
factor that Iras to be reckoned with
in "theso last clays."
Dr. Brown-Sequard's already famous  rejuvenator   is    being   put
to a thorough   and scientific  test
by  many leading medicos  in the
i larger cities of the United States,
i and soon the waiting world, whioh
| is ever anxious to welcome  some
magio remedy that  shall  mitigate
or    remove   the   thousand   and
one  ills that   Hush is heir to, will
havo voluminous and experimental
testimony on this latest "elixir of
life."   So  far  as tho experiments
I havo progressed, it is dillicult to say
| just what place in the materia med-
ica will be assigned to the elixir,
whether as a rejuvenator, as at first
claimed, as a mere tonic, or whether
its greatest virtue is exercised
through the imagination. These
various views of tho subject ulready
have their supporters. Dr. Hammond of Washington, states that
the claims which were at tirst made
on behalf of the elixir, or more correctly the reports that wore circulated, were unauthorized and sensational. The doctor asserted 'lint the
new remedy was belioved to be in
the nature of a tonic, whioh it was
thought would be benolioiiil, especially to old people, but denounced
what ho called the foolish story that
it was something that was going to
prolong lifo indefinitely or restore
old poople to youth. Neither ho hor
Dr. Brown-Sequard- had ever called
it the elixir of lifo. The observations of Dr. John A. Benson, of
Chicago, wont to show that the person treated noticed the good effeot
only when he or she knew what had
been done. His opinion was however, that in most cases the fluid had
the effect of a stimulant, and that
for the time being it might strengthen, but doubted that the effect
would be lasting. "One or two
things have struck me as being very
extraordinary," continued the dootor, "supposing that the elixir has
the properties claimed for it. Ono
of my cases was that of an old gentleman who was very infirm. Instead of filling the syringe with the
fluid I put milk and water into it
and injected that into the old man's
system. Now, believe me when I
say that the old gentleman told me
an hour later that he felt much better and for a day or two he insisted
that he had never felt so well in his
life. I did not tell the old gentleman what I . had done, and since
that time he has thought himself a
great deal stronger than he has been
for years. I have not the least
doubt that he feels better, but it was
imagination that accomplished it all
and not the milk and water injected
into his system." As is not at all
remarkable, considering the nature of
the compound, one fatality is reported from its use, by blood poisoning.
Dr. Henry, of a place called Bank
Lick, in Kentucky, prepared somo
of the fluid and injected the liquid
into a decrepit old negro. The manifestations from the patient which
followed showed that there was
something wrong with the elixir, as
the negro died in terrible agony. It
was supposed, very naturally, that
blood poisoning was the cause of
death. The negroes in tha village
became so incensed at the doctor
that ho wns compelled to leave the
country immediately after the disastrous experiment. Eventually he
could not be found, and it was supposed that friends of the deceased
had reduced him to "elixir" pulp.
Great care, wc should imagine,
would be necosaary in the preparation and administering of the elixir
mixture to prevent blood poisoning,
and if it ever comes into general use
it will not be safe to aocept treatment at the hands of any Tom, Dick
and Harry practitioner, without first
tiying a dose on the domestic animals,     ,    .
"The sort of criminal," says the
Empire, "who succeeds in going
over the Falls in a barrel should lie
severely punished for the sin of
returning alive in a world that already has moro fools than it knows
how lo get rid of, but no mercy need
bo shown to the wretch who fastens
in a barrel a creature us much moro
intelligent and valuable than himself as a Newfoundland dog and
sends him to his death."
At New York on Friday (to-doy),
says an exchange, unless the governor or courts interefere, five men
will be hanged on the samo "gallows
for tho crime of murder. Their
names are Nolan, Packenhain, Lewis,
Giblin and Carotin. Two of the
men killed tlieir wives, two womon
with whom they lived, and the
other murdered a woman who refused to change a counterfeit five-
dollar bill which hoproscntod.
MisB Hortense (of Boston)—"Indeed, I can hardly look into the
deep, opalescent amethyst of the
star-be-spangled midnight sky without recalling Rosetti's 'thin, blue
flames of souls on their wny to
heaven.' Thon, too, tho soul-fulness
of inner inotality is grand I Have
you ever road 'Sully's Psychology)' "
Mr, Oharles (also of Boston)—"No ;
but I think I shall, first Muuide i.
■fit, sinco ho did up Kilrain in such
groat Bhape !"
Children Cryfor' Pitcher's Castoria.
Press Dcsimtclicn.
London, Aug. 21.—A German company haB been formed with a capital
ot thirty million franca to complete
the Simplon tunnel. Italy will furnish
fifteen francs to hold one und of the
Paris, Aug. 21.—Tho mayors and
other prominent officials hore organized
a subscription to present to M. Carnot
a handsome souvenir.
Vienna, Aug. 21.—The govornmont
police are making arrests in overy direction of socialists, unci liave obtained
definite information of a great conspiracy with ramifications all over the
empire. Tno Ruaaian students, a
■French toucher aud two of hia sisters
were arrested hero yesterday, and
other arrests will follow shortly.
Dublin, Aug. 21.—Jno. O'Connor
and A. J. Condell, members of parliament for Tipperary. were to-day released from prison. They will at once
resume their seats in the house.
Lonuon, Auk. 21.—Tho strike of
the employees of the London dock
yards is spreading rapidly. The men
employed at the commercial dock,
1,000 in number, joined tho strikers
this morning. Thirty thousand strikers
marched in procession to-day. Socialists are endeavoring to lead iho movement, and a number of red flags were
displayed in tho parade. The paraders
were orderly and tho city is quiet.
San Fhancisco, Aug. 21.—Androas
Augnard, a coast seaman, nbout 28
yenrs of age, and a native of Norwa}-,
was stabbed and instantly killed early
this morning in front'of a disreputablo
house. The murderer, who is unknown,
New Youk, Aug. 21.—Among the
pasiengers of tho steamer Teutonic,
which sailed for Europe this morning,
were C. P. Huntington and wife. To
a reporter Col. Huntington said that
ho wus not aware of his daughter's engagement tu Prince Hatzfeldt.
New Orleans, Aug. 21.—At Purvis
the trial of Bud ltonaud, who managed
tho Sullivau-Kilrain light, is in progress to-day.
New York, Aug. 21.—The directors of the Northern Pacific R. R. Co.
to-day unanimously approved of Henry
Yillard's scheme to place a consolidated
mortgage of 8160,000,000 on tho entire system, and a Bpeoial meeting of
preferred stockholders has been called
for October 17th to take formal action
on the matter. Chairman Harris, of
the board of directors, said $20,000,-
000 of tho new bonds will be used in
providing additional equipment and
terminals at Tacoma, Superior and
elsewhere. The balance of $140,000,-
000 will bo exchanged for bonds now
on the Northern Pacific system of
branch lines and other obligations.
Pittsboro, Pa., Aug. '21.—At 2:15
o'clock this utternooru, the well-known
contractor John S. Natcher, was shot
twieo by a painter named Wm. E. Lee,
The shooting occurred in x\ atelier's
office on 2nd avenue. A dispute over
business matters was the cause. After
the shooting Lee walked quietly away
passing through a crowd of spectators
and at this hour (2:45) is not arrested. Natchoa's most serious wound is
in the back, the bullet passing through his right lung.
The other ball passed through his loft
hand. The wounds are probably fatal.
The lower part of the victims body is
paralyzed. He was removed to the
Home Opathic hospital. Natcher is
quite wealthy.
Providence, R. I,, Aug. 21.—The
Wauregan cotton goods mills, E. P.
Taft, treasurer, to-day decided to suspend payment, and allow notes to go
protest. The failure is connected with
the disaster that overcame the Lewis
Brothers, though it iB claimed not to
be directly resulting from that failure,
Wauregan being creditors to Lewis
Bros, only for $10,000 but the mills
were reported to be in with Manvillo
& Seater to tho extent of a million
and the creditors have been coining
down on them. No atiitemont can be
got yot, but the liabilities aro heavy.
The Wauregan Cu. has two mills ut
present in operation, ono at Wauregan,
noar Plsinfiold, Conn., capitalized ot
$008,000 with HO looms, employing 1000 hands; the otlier is the Nottingham mills, this city,, capitalized at
$300,000 with 3200 spindles, 556 looms
and employing (JOO hands. Trousuroi'
Tuft is also secretary and treasurer of
the Ponemnh mills, in Connecticut,
which have a capita! of $500,000.
Bradstreet thinks that Taft's connection with thia last mill may placo it in
Providence, R. I,, Aug. 21.—
Wauregan Co's liabilities are placed at
$1,000,000 and assets according to the
company's figuring at $2,000,000. The
failure is directly duo to that of Lewis
Bros. Nottingham mills will alao suspend. Tho Thornton worsted mills
went under tn-day. Their trouble was
caused by the fniluro of Brown, Steeao
Ss Clark.
Port Ao Prince, Aug. 21—Two
squads of Lcgitiiuo's troops going on
thoir nightly rounds ran into each
other iu the dark and blazed away,
each thinking they had met the etiomy.
Seventeen woro killed and many
New York, Aug. 21.—Tlio big
racers, Hie Teutonic, of tho White
Star line; the City of New York, of
tho Inman line; t'hoSnxo, of the North
German Lloyd, and tho Oity of Rome,
of the Anchor line, all left port this
afternoon and had a fair number nf
'saloon passongers who wore eagerly
discussing tho merits of the sevornl
vessels. The Teutonic and tho City of
New York were tho favorites for the
great, race eastward to Queonaton.
Numerous hets wero made lie-
fore the departure of the two
racers, which will bo settled in Liverpool, the odds slightly favoring the
Tout"iiic. The City of New York,
tho City of Ronio nnd thu Teutonic
passed down tho river within half a
mile of each other in the order named.
Home, Aug. 20. — Last evening
while the Piazza Colouna wur crowded
with people, listening to tliu musio, a
sJAi^;;:,.'.il bomb, 10 centimetres in di-
Bim-Wr was thrown from the rear
chamber oi deputies ni'i'rt fell directly
in front of the musicians. The bomb
exploded with a terrible report, uud
iho peoplo panic stricken, fled in nil
directions. Six of the musicians, a
gendaime and it child were seriously
injured by the bomb, and many per
Hoiii wt-re bruised in their efforts to
get away. Fortunately the gendarmes
were successful iu quelling the panic,
or many persons would have been
trampled lo death.
Lonuon, Aug. 22.—The directors of
the dock yards received a deputation
of their striking employees to-day, and
submitted io the strike, which wili receive the consideration of the strikers
ommitlee. Ovor four thousand
marched hi procession today observing perfect pence.
Lonuon, Aug. 22.—It is officially
announced Mrs. Maybrick's sentence
has been commuted to penal servitude
for life.
Paris, Aug. 22.—Tlio Raphael says
the rumor is revived that the German
emperor, who fools so secure of the
situation in Alsace-Lorraine as to
openly declare at a public banquet in
Strasburg that he feels at home there,
will propose to tho nations of Europo
a general disarmament. This is not
enough, says the Raphael. He must
give proof of his desire for peace by
restoring Alsace and Lorraine to
Prance. In no other way can he conquer the deep rooted distrust ot the
French nation and induce it to throw
away its arras.
Ottawa, Aug. 22.—Important despatches from the British government
arrived hero Monday regarding the
Behrings sea difficulty, and Sir John
Macdonald, who has been spending
the holidays at the seaside, has hurriedly" St'Slrted for Ottawa. The oabinet met lo-day to consider the despatches, which, it is learned, say explicitly that the Britiah government
declines to allow its Pacific squadron
to afford protection to Canadian sealers
found in Behring Sea. The Dominion government has been requested to prepare a schedule of
damages claimed by tho owners of seized vosscls. It is
intimated in the advices received that
negotiations nre now in progress between the. United States and tho British government to effect n settlement
of the difficulty by arbitration. A
member of the cabinet said he had not
the least doubt that in the end the
Behring's sea question would bo settled to the satisfaction of every one interested, aud that before very long.
New Orleans, Aug. 22.—A special
from Purvis, Miss., Bays Bud Renaud
this morning was found guilty of participating in a prize fight and fined $600.
Renaud has appealed to the supremo
court. He was released on $500
bonds, and also required to furnish
$200 bail for his appearance in December before the grand jury as a witness.
Mobeklt, Mo., Aug. 22.—Early
this morning a freight train on the
Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway
was wrecked seven miles south of here.
Engineer W. F, Ritter, of Hannibal,
Mo., and fireman G. E. Bennards, of
Mendota, IIU., were both instantly
killed. Tho bodies were horribly
Los Anoeles, Cal, Aug. 22.—Last
evening whilo J. C. Bryant, a prominent real estate man, waa attending
his horse in his stable, the animal
throw up his head in such n way that
Bryant was knocked senseless, and
from the injuries he received died
without regaining consciousness.
Baltimore, Mil., Aug. 22.- Tho
court this ufleruooii turned Juke Kilrain over to Deputy Sheriff Chiles, of
Mississippi. Tho deputy will try to
start for Mississippi with the prisoner
nt 2 o'clock, so us to arrive home by
Saturday morning, enabling Kilrain to
get bail before thu adjournment of the
Qinjima, Aug. 22.—Tlio local government has contributed §400 each to
thu agricultural exhibitions of Stanstead nnd Coaticooke.
Toronto, Aug. 22,—It is reportod
thnt tho distillery of Goodorham Ss
Worn; the biggest in Canada, is being
disposed of to a syndicate of English
capitalists, and that tho prico is ?(!,-
Liverpool, Aug. 23.—Mrs. Maybrick recoived news of tho commutation of hor sentence nt 2 o'clock this
morning, nnd was much affected thereby, although incapable in her weak
state of any marked manifestation of
emotion. Tho chaplain of tho jail
visile;! her at breakfast time, nt which
hour her condition reached the wuak-
oat point since her conviction, by reason of revulsion of feeling following
the reprieve. Slio is now completely
prostrated nnd it ia feared she will not
livo long in tlio conlitiotnoiit proscribed
in tho modification  of  her  sentence.
Brierly, Mrs. Maybrick's paramour,
sailed for Boston on the steamer
"Syria" to-day.
London, Aug. 23.—The strike of
tho dock yard employees iB spreading,
embracing huge numbers of men in
other occupations. The oar mdn, employed by Paokonford Ss Co., general
carriers, are joining the strike us also
are railwny car men. The laborers in
Spruit's biscuit faclory struck, and tlie
works are olosed, All classes of unskilled labor in London threaten tu
join lhe growing movement, nnd in
tho event of their doing so, trouble ia
feared for which the police aro pro-
Ottawa, Aug. 23.—Tho action of thu
British house "f common's in grunting
a Huhsidy of 8300,000 fortheestablishment of n mail a.-T'iee between Vancouver und H'ilig Kong; i.i oreiitiug u
big fltiv hi p'.lit'cnl c rules hero, i'
promises to revolutionize Britiih trade
irom Iri.fi.ia and China. The mil utes
of the bill receivod liy the g >vuniuicnt
here from the imperial authorities,
states that : "Though the scheme, is
not justifiable upou postal reasons
Hlone, it offers au alternative service
whicli saves aeveral delays us compared
with tho Suez route, and is therefore
of considerable value frotn a postal
point of view. It lias land transit lying wholly within British territory and
its military aud.uaval authorities believe it to be of tho highest importance The ofl'er of the company to
construct mail steamers whieh could be
employed by the admiralty as armed
cruisers, in ease of need, also accords
with the policy already adopted in the
caso of certain other steamship companies. The serrice between Halifax,
Quebec uud Hong Kong will be one
continuous and complete service. At
intervals of four weeks vessels will
call at'Yokohama and Shanghai. The
contract will run for ten years. The
admiralty clause provides for the conveyance of troops and supplies at oust,
The C. P. R. will present an alternative route for the Australian and
New Zealand mails. At present thoae
mails when sent through America travel by way of New York and San
Francisco, and a specially high rate is
paid for United States land transit.
Under the proposod oontract it will be
possible to Bend them by way of Quebeo, or Halifax and Vancouver on payment of ordinary postal union rates of
transit to the Canadian post office,
and possibly the mail route by way of
the Pacific to Australia will be diverted from San Francisco to Vancouver."
Toronto, Aug. 23.—A tragedy was
brought to light last night when a
policeman discovered, floating in the
bay, the body of a child. The corpse
waa considerably decomposed, and
showed evidence of having lost its
hold by the weight of a large stone
wliich evidently had beeu attached to
the neck for the purpose of keeping
the body out of sight.
Montreal, Aug. 23.—The secretary of the Montreal branch of the
Equal Rights association says the
membership of that branoh is filling
fast, but Protestants show a dislike to
offend Cathulic neighbors by publicly
identifying themselveB with the Equal
Rights movement. There was difficulty in convincing Catholic follow
citizens that the revolt at the Jesuit
act was not an attack upon the Catholic church. The county of Pontiac
haB formed an association and will
hold mass meetings next month. It is
expected Mr. McCarthy will address
a mass meeting in, Montreal -next
month, and ward branches of the association are expeoted to be formed in
most of the city wards. Meantime
every effort hai been made, and is bo<
ing made, to find a way of testing the
Jesuit aot in court
Parkersburo, Va., Aug, 23.—An
eastbound ipecial train with the
officials of the Baltimore and Ohio
road, ran into an accommodation train
atPetrolia, 13 miles east of here,
shortly before noon. Three persons
were killed outright and sixteen
frightfully injured. Twelve doctors
have just left here on a special train
for tho scene of the disaster.
Charleston, Aug. 23.—Rumors
have just reached this city of a race
riot at Mount Pleasant, a few milea
away. It is reported a negro woman
was shot this morning by a white man,
and that the negros of the village are
gathering to lynch the man. Both
whites and blacks are aiming themselves. The governor has ordered two
companies of militia to -the scene of
the riot.
Watertown, N. Y., Aug, 23.—Bar-
num nnd B-iilpy's circus tvin met
with a serious accident, near Potsdam,
while en route, from Govorneur to Mon ■
trenl, on the Eome, Watertown und
Ogdenaburg Railway, late last night.
An axle broke on the 2nd train, derailing Bix cars and telescoping two
more, crushing everything in them.
Thirty ring horses, one of the chariot
teams and two camels were killed.
The loss is estimated at $40,000, besides which the loss of the day's receipts at Montreal, where the circus
was to show to-day, must be added.
ThiB will make an additional loss of
between $15,000 and $18,000.
Tlie -arnsHliuiiiii'r 1-lnguc.
Mr. John Gilmore arrived in
toria Tuesday night from Nicola,
being interviewed by a. Colouil
porter on the stato of things existing
in his district since the grasshopper in-
oiion, Mr. Gilmore said: "In the
month of June tho grasshoppers made
their appearance among us and they
haven't all "one yet. They swopt tho
whole country in one groat black cluud
and the entire extent of the mngnifi-
cent bunch grass country, about 25
miles in width uud 60 miles lung, extending t'roui Spt'iiC'-'s bridge to Uoug-
lii^ Lake, ia now aa bare as n '.'.oor.
Then in the middle ot ihe pest came
the bush tires, destroying the hist ve-£
tigu of what the ji"i.ss'noppei's wore
leaving, and making lhe v. hole ofthe
-intri-t on bearably hot. and suffocating.
1 lie ■ -".lo and horsea are now feeding
in thu no. iU un whnt pasturing they
cm get hold ot, but when the first
rains full 1 dou't kttim what wu will do
with them. I should reil-,.,, that over
two-thirds of the grain in ou- distriot
hits been destroyed by tlie gt.aahop-
pers. They are still niitnertius at
Nicola, hul am last dying out on tht
ground ihey have so fearfully devastated. The cause of tlieir extinction
is a small parasite that, it has been dis-
Covered, it-ibs them under the wing.
In many plaees the ground ia carpeted
with the dead insects. There will
bo no decent feed in the district until
the first of May next, and for my own
part, as soon as the snow falls I will
get all my cattle under shelter and
feed them till then." "Thisgrasshopper plaque," continued Mr, Gilmore,
"has cast u blight over ill our settlers.
Even the excellent swamp meadow
lnnds, although they have to sunie degree escaped the general devastation,
are considerably hurt by it and arc nothing like what they ought to be."
At tho Canadian amateur regatta
Tuesday the Torontos won the senior
fours' raco, and Donahue, of Hamilton,
tho single ecull.
Through tho bursting of an emery
whcol in Brantford, Ont., nt which
Honry Emery and Samuel Priddle
wero oinployed, Emory lost his lifo
and Priddle sustained what is thought
aro fatal injuries.
Tbe Latest Seizures.
Yesterday afternoon the Bteamer
Olympian brought from Port Towns-
end Captain Algar of the American
scaling schoouer Allie L. Algar nod
one of his hunters. Both were fresh
from Behring's sea, and brought news
of the utmost importance with them.
The captain, who was interviewed immediately on arrival by a Colonist reporter, said: "Outhe 30th Julywei
were in Behring's sea, as nearly as I
can judge, about fifty miles west of
St. Paul, when we sighted the cutter
Rush steaming up tu us ou our quarter. We at once hove to. Some
minutes afterwards a boat put out
from the Rush and Lieut. Tuttle boarded us. He asked for my papers
which I at once handed to him, and
after perusing them he proceeeed, with
two of his men, to search tho ship. He
didn't find anything, however, though
that's not to Buy there was nothing to
find aboard. After coming out of the
hold when he had finished searching
the ship I Baid to liim, 'Well, what
luck have you had on the seal' He
said, I'll tell youl On the Ilth of
July we captured the Black Diamond,
and despatched her to Sitka, with a
man aboard to tike charge ot her. On
the 23rd of July wo sighted the
schoouer Minnie. Her owner, Cnpt.
Jacobson, was aboard at the time, and
Bhe had 843 sealskins. We took possession of her and despatched her to
Sitka also. Yesterday (the 29th of
July) we bore down on the Pathfinder,
and found 800 sealskins aboard her.
We put another man aboard her and
ordered her off to Sitka as well. Last
week we boarded both the Ariel ant)
Therese. They had some skins aboard
but we let them go, as the stuff had
been too long caught, ordering them
outof theses.' After telling me this
the lieutenant told me I had better get
out of the sea at once, and ho was
thon pulled aboard his steamer, which
headed away for the east. We then
set sail for the south and arrived yesterday at Neah Bay. 1 left my schooner .
thoro and came up from Cape Flattery
to Port Townsend. 1 then caught tho
Olympian and have just reached Victoria. My Bchooner will. I expert, be
on tho road to Seattlo now. I will
luavn bore on the Olympian lo-mon'ow
to rejoin her. I've been already a sutler-
er on a former occasion through a
seizure of one of my vessels in Behring's sea in 1887. Slio had 1,000
skins aboard, and sho was taken to
Sitka, where they were condemned by
the judgo there. 1 appealed to the
supremo court and the caao is Btill
r-o.i.,s," During tb" rrcjenoe of
some'of the sailors of the Rush aboard,
the A I.'.uv they took occasion to say,
that thoy wero thoroughly &ick of their,
work. — ?Fiidiicsilai/'s Colon isi.
The Quebec local government has
contributed $800 in prizes toward the
local horse racos now being held on
the St. Charles course.
Crop reports from all parts of Manitoba say that wheat harvesting is finished. The crops aro turning oiv
much better than was expected.
There is some speculation in Catho
lio circles as to whether or not Bisho]
Walsh, of London, will accept tin
proffered honor of the archbishopric oi
About 12 o'clock Tuesday night a
firo broke out in Rector Robinet's
houso in the village of Tecumseh, Ont.,
Tho rector's face was badly burned,
and tho whole family narrowly escaped
cremation, being dragged from the
flames by tlio neighbors. VOLUME 84.
■»i _aaBO__: ■ tfi '• .*!a_itL-4- ms ■ iWMVll
Weekly British Columbian
-j-ffeditcsilny Mornliisr. -inn. 'is, msii.
We have heard it suggested that,
■.■masidering the fact that all the
_tiewalks on Oolumbia street will
_fcortly lmve to be renewed, it would
_i ii good idea for the city council
>_»iRvestigate the question of cement
.-asFiewalks as a substitute for the
•nsooden article, with ilio object of
'_K»5uiring property holders to lay
t pavements instead of plunk-
opposite their buildings,
is no doubt that tho improve-
..I the business portion of tho
3 far as appearance ami even
lity is concerned, from oarry-
: this idea would be consider-
but it is a question upon
the property owners tliem-
n-ould be entitled to be heard,
to the extra first cost of lay-
.! cement sidewalk. An un-
j cement sidewalk, we have
informed can be laid for 35
i-acvits per foot, guaranteed for fivo
■jears. For the ordinary plank
sBdewalk we' havo not figures to
_noil, but nearly evory one knows
:f_at it can be laid much cheaper
•Stan tho figure above quotd, al-
■fteugh, as between cei»e)it and the
SB-arrow smooth j-jj-uikinj- which has
.m i\
sfeg tj
aid  opi-s'Site some of the nuv
■ould  not bo
pavement in
the difference <
■ ,',. The ceinonfc
ii the Masonic and Oddfel
dock clemonsti ates fairly the
■Svantages possessed by that sort of
<a sidewalk, The council, at any
teste, can do no harm by looking
i-tto tho matter before the relaying of
'_fl Columbia street sidewalks, and
■ight inaugurate a material im-
asBavetuent in several respects in tho
fciinosa part of the town. While
_5. the sidewalk question, a tnuisi-
iSatt to tlmt of the streets is a most
Nosftural and easy one, and in this
ac&nection our attention has been
—■■■"led to the desirability, on grounds
xf great utility and ultimate econ-
-•may, of the city possessing a steam
■3tmk crusher (which we believe
-awaid cost from about §300 to
sQfstjil), so that small stones, coarse
-j-j&vel, etc., might be ground up into
««niform nnd most useful macadam
:_sr the streets, thus keeping them
m serviceable condition, clean and
SstC'lEome looking the year round.
'•'%%e commend this suggestion also to
-ifta consideration of the city aolons.
of tlie groat Dominion of which wo
are proud as comprising "the greater
half of the continent" in area, and
which is becoming greater and
greater every day in all that goes to
constitute a free and prosperous
commonwealth. Nevertheless, we
desire that our relations with the
groat republic on our southern border may be mutually as friendly and
advantageous, if not more so, than
in tlio past.
Once in a  while an American
•» wBifair, apparently in want of some
' "■■"Wnffing" for his columns, allows his
■ -_scut pen to scratch off some such
..-afcff.13 thisfroin the Tacoma Ledger:
-**-"3ar friends in British Columbia
■ ■ -sfil realize before many years have
.-gassed that they committed a politi-
nstl plunder when they surrendered
iffcs autonomy of separate provincial
g-fs-rernnient. and joined the Dominion
T'JEvkm.    We aay this because we are
satisfied that in the natural order
:_ political events the time must
-seme when the people of British
SBalumbia will desire to be a self-
gpverning people, either as a sepa-
,_fc   ropublic  or  as a part of the
United  States,   When  that time
amies ihe entangling alliance with
_ie rest  of  the provinces will add
Sfueatly to the difficulty of the situa-
-Srae.   No doubt England would wil-
3fegly   allow   a   separation at any
'Slue it should   be  desired by this
•ffl-Jlony, but Canada would vehenient-
% oppose such a movement.   The
awce-ine of manifest destiny in tho
-.-sfctrcli of nations plays an important
ypei, and no student of the geography
isTsT'this country will fail to recognize
_>i   force  of  our assumption that
JSritish Columbia, sooner or  later,
-■■til be forced to detach herself from
•Stii Dominion."  While acknowledging die implied compliment in our
mrteuiporary'S conjecture that Brit-
. ash Oolumbia may soon want to set
Off as a separate republic, thero is
mm sense in the remark that the peo-
jJe bf this provinco havo ''committed
a political blunder when they sur-
■tndered ihe autonomy of separate
.provincial government and  joined
4k&   Dominion union."   When we
j-Dme:! the Dominion uuion wo nover
■Brrehdered our autonomy, but our
provincial     government,     strictly
speaHng, began at that date, British
nfflolumbia  prior    to  confederation
•iedng under the rather crude government of  a crown colony.   British
"Colum! i. joined the Dominion union
■Beiio-.atoly, and for her good, and
.■» it has proved, most emphatically,
and our American friends needn't
/uomiole with us about having made
i "political blunder," or blast their
sepiuut'tons as seers by foretelling
•what   is most unlikely to come to
jjlasB.   But when our cotemporary
•jets vagarisiing about "manifest des-
Sny," a little further on, we would
■9ike  to  commend to its attention
•Josh Billings' article on that rather
a-acertain quantity.   Josh Bays in
isffect that "manifest destiny iz just
•••hat you mak it," and there is great
%uth in the remark.    Our Yankeo
oousins will have their hands full
Sawing out their own destiny for
aomo time to come, and may safely
The  great  thinkers of the day
agreo  pretty well  on one general
point, and that is that we, in this
latter end of the nineteenth contury,
live in momentous times, in an ago
pregnant with tho bursting germs of
impending   revolutions—politico-religious, social and economic.   Apropos of these reflections, appears u remarkable article in the current number of tho Contemporary Review on
"The Future of tlio Papacy," from
which  the following are extracts :
"In Europe there are at this moment
but three men who stand out above
their fellows as the supremo representatives of various kinds of power.
Alexander  111. represents the authority of   material  force.    Prince
Bismarck the might of scientific organisation,   and   Leo   XIII.   the
strength   of    the   Oatholio   world.
That which distinguishes Leo Sill,
is that   before  his mind there has
passed   a   vision of  a higher and
nobler ideal than that of being the
mere temporal muster of the Eternal
City.   He has seen, as it were in a
dream,   a   vision  of  a wider sovereignty than any which the greatest  of   his  predecessors  had ever
realized, and beforo his eyes there
has been unfolded a magnificent conception of a really universal Ohurcli
as 'lofty as the  Love of  God and
wide as are the wants of men-'  But
no sooner has he gazed with holy
ecstacy on the world-wide dominion
which lies almost within his grasp
than he turns with a sigh to the
older and smaller ideal of the temporal sovereignty of Rome, which
has bounded the horizon of so many
of his predecessors, and which presses
upon him like the atmosphere of the
whole  of   his  waking life."   The
writer goes on to say that the mission of Monsignor Persico to Ireland
shows how incompatible these two
ideals are. The English government
brought  pressure  to bear on the
Pope to induce him to send an envoy to investigate the condition of
the Iriah people and to inform Hia
Holiness as to the juatice of their
cause.   This envoy, Monsignor Persico, was from the. first looked upon
with suspicion by Irish priests and
people.   He prolonged hia stay for
many montha, making  ambiguous
reports.   The British ministry, irritated by the delay, sent the Duke of
Norfolk to Rome to hasten matters
at the papal court.   At his urgency
the Pope, from incomplete information and advice of his Italian counselors, who knew little of the language and less of the people of Ireland, issued the famous rescript condemning boycotting and the plan of
campaign.    "During the conception
of this document the Holy Father
does not appear to have thought it
worth while  to communicate with
his faithful bishops in Ireland, the
most conspicuous of whom, Archbishop Walsh, had publicly committed himself to a defence of the plan
of carnpaign.   The result was what
might have been anticipated.   The
rescript condemning boycotting and
the plan of campaign assumed as a
postulate the existence of free contracts betwoen landlords and tenants
in Ireland.    Assuming that to exist
which did not exist, its censure v/tia
nothing more than a shot fired in
the  air.    In  Ireland the rescript
was received with an angry outburst
of indignation which found a convenient whipping-boy in the papal
envoy.    These considerations point
in one and the same direction, and
thoy aro powerfully reinforced by
the most conspicuous political phenomenon of our day.   Wo stand at
the  dawn of  a new epoch, which,
from the point of view of univorsal
history, is quite aa momentous ns
that in which the Northern tribos
broke in  upon and destroyed the
fabric of  the  moribund empire of
Rome    It was the supreme merit
of the Catholic Ohurch that, amid
the  craah of  the earlier world, it
recognized with a sure prevision that
the past was • gone irrevocably, and
that the future lay with the fierce
warriors   from  tbe fastnesaea and
foreata of the North.   It remains to
be seen whether the Ohuroh will bo
as quick to discern the salient features of  the great transformation
through which the world is passing
to-day.   It  is a revolution vaster
and  more rapid than that which
founded the modern European world
on the wreck and ruin of tho Roman Empire.   The world is paesing
into the hands of tho English speaking  races.    Already the  English
tongue is becoming the lingua franca
of the planet.   In a hundred years,
unless the progress of this marvelous
transformation is suddenly checked
in some manner as yet inconceivable,
world. Italian, Sj. anish and French
will be but local dialects of as little
importance, except for literature, as
Erse and Welsh. English ideas,
English laws, English civilization,
are becoming as universal as the
Englisli speeoh: Alone among the
races tho English have escaped the
universal curse of universal military
service. Alone among the nations
thoy have learned to combine liberty
and law, and to preserve an empire
by the timely concession of local
self-government. Whether we Welcome or whether wo deplore the
prospect, the fact is unmistakable,
the future of the world is English,"
Tho  petition re railway matters
presented to the city council Monday by a goodly contingent of the
ratepayers is an excellent thing in
its way—at least wo should imagine
its "substantial essence" doublo-dis-
tilled would be a very good thing:
a sort of antidote to tho "elixir of
life," which, hypodermically pumped
into  the Southern Jiailwny enterprise, for  instance, would   induce
profound and everlasting coma, or,
more  correctly, perhaps, put a full
stop to that undertaking so far as
Westminster's interest in it is concerned.   We freely admit that there
are some excellent ideas in the document, for example, the provision that
the  right-of-way, five   water  lots,
Lytton  square, and   100   acres'of
land on Lulu Island be leased to tho
railway company at a nominal rato,
to revert to the city at any time in
the   future that the company may
fail in  construction or operation of
the road.   This would constitute n
dead certain forfeit, whioh would be
of more value to tho oity in case of
future possible failure by the company in any respect than the best of
bonds.   Clauses fivo, six and seven
of the petition nro good clauses, and
as  to  clause one we shall reserve
comment until further looking into
the matter.   But as to clauses threo
and four, providing for the payment;
of  the  bonus—§50,000 when the
road, with all connections and works
pertaining  to  this city and  Lulu
Ialand, has been completed, and the
remaining $100,000 when connec-j
tion  has  been made with Seattle,':
Tacoma, or Portland—they are, objj
viously, unnecessarily extreme meaj
sures to insist upon, when all thi
facts are considered.   When tin
company shall have completed theii
line to Whatcom and all their worki
called  for in this city and on Lull
Ialand and a ferry across the mai;
river and a bridge to Lulinisland,
it  does  not require to be stated
that they will have expended many
times more than tho full amount o(
the bonus, and may with all safety;
be paid the same by the city; for
the railway company will then be
equally interested with the city in
securing and expediting the furthor
connection desired,   Moreover, the
city will, if the suggestion of  the
petitioners' noted above is carried
out, hold a very satisfactory bond as
well for the completion of the road
to connection with one of the American cities mentioned.   Even, assuming, which is not reasonably sup-
posable, that the American extension should fail to be built after the
road had been completed to Whatcom, with all the other works involved, the city would receive oyer
and above actual value for its $150,-
000; so that any insistence on the
manner of paying the bonus as urged
by the petitioners would amount to
mere whimsicality.   It will be noticed  in  their introductory clause
that the petitioners have chosen to
take new ground altogether on the
bridgo question and repudiate tho
additional bonus of $100,000 which
it has beon conceded from tlie first
would   have  to   bo voted for the
bridgo  over tho main river, if a
bridge were built instead of a forry,
or when it should bo constructed to
replace the forry.   With respect to
this   coup   we would say:   By all
means, brethren, got "tho earth," if
you can, and as  cheap ns you can,
but do not let us grasp at too much
or  we may lose all.    If wo have
changed our minds now, and don't
want either the railway or bridge,
why   wo   might  as   well   say so
straight, and not wasto any time in
freezing the enterprise out.   But we
believe that a reasonable by-law and
agreement, embracing some of  the
petitioners' suggestions,   and somo
points which tho petitioners overlooked, should bo drafted and submitted  to  tho  ratepayers at the
earlieat  opportunity.    Sixty  ratepayer  signed  the  petition,   We
do    not    believe    that    all   of
those agreed with all   its clauses
(perhapa'aome did not road the document carefully).   Thero aro  over
aix hundred civio voters on the list.
Let the people  say whether  they
want the railway and the bridge, or
us is. BOSS,
Commission Merchant,
Hamley Block, - NewWestminster
JUST RECEIVED-a flue lot of samples
Brooms and Whisks
From Japan, from 80 cts. to S2 per doz.
Also, samples of Jl ATTIXK at. 81 to SO
per roll of <10ynvds.
All kinds of Goods linnilleil on commission. nu27dt5wtl
TOYS, Etc, Etc,
N. B.—Dolicrty Organs sold at
50 per cent, off list prices, for cash.
15 Serjeant's Inn, Fleet
The Business of ALLSOP & MASON has
been merged in tho above Company and
will be carried on by the Company from
this date as a goneral Laud Investment
and Insurance Agency.
MONEY TO LOAN on Mortgage at Low
Rates. Town Lots und Farming Lauds
for Sale ou easy terms.
Victoria,B. C,May lflth, 1SS7.  dwjly5
British Columbia
The favorablo impression produced on
tho first appearanco of the agreeable
liquid fruit remedy, Syrup of Figs, a few
years ago, has been moro than confirmed
by tho pleasant experience of all who
the English speakers wiUontnumW^
and  profitably leave us   to  do the
.•same, which we are doing as a part | all the men of other tongues in the I j-jyrup Company"
The Annual Exhibition of the
British Columbia Agricult'i Association
Inthe City of
OCTOBER 2ND, 3RD & 4TH, '89,
$7000 - $7000
XZt-T   :H» jR.3CSB3C 33
For  Exhibition   and   Sports.
In connection with tbls Exhibition will
bo the opening of Queen's Park antl an
extensive programme- of SPOUTS and
Ac, under direction of tho Citizons' Committeo.
All entries for tbu Exhibition mustbe
mnde with tho Secretary boforo noon on
TUESDAY, October Int.
AU fetook and other exhibits from south
of the river will bo carried across on tho
steam ferry, free of ciiauge, and drays
will be found at railway stations and
wharves to convey exhibits, free, to the
Special Reduced Kates will bo given on
all railways and steamers to persona and
exhibits coming to the Exhibition.
As lt is expected the attendance at this
Exhibition will be vory largo, the Directors hope to see an oxhibition worthy of
the resources of tho province.
Further Information maybo had from
the prize lists [whleh will be sent free on
application], or from tho secretary,
Nov Wksthihstek, Aug. 28,1880,
Beaver City Rake
Sharp "
Maxwell        "
Mnsscy Binders.     Toronto Mowers.
Maxwell    " Buckeye      "
Dccring     " Maxwell      "
Little Giant Threshers and Tread Power.
Toronto Advance Engines and Threshers.
Derrick's Perpetual Hay Press.
Hay Tedders and Loaders.
Duplex Feed Mills.
sure and get our prices before purchasing elsewhere.
Webster Block, Front Street, WESTMINSTER.
isses & Children's
And Where to Get the Newest Styles, Where to Get the Best
Quality, and Where to Buy Them at the Lowest Prices.
15*? REMEMBER, my stock of fine Boots and Shoes, in the
newest styles, is larger this season than any dealer's in the Province.
To buy at Low Prices, to sec the Greatest Variety, to get New
Goods (not old shop-keepers), go to
dwtc SI  Col-u.ir-.-bia Street.
Constantly on Hand an Extemiivo Stuck of    '
Dry -Goods, Groceries,  Boots A Shoes, Dats A Caps,
Crockery, Glassware, &v.
ubi-'S   ds   boys-    -Ef-Erxa-s.
Great Variety of Household Artiolea.   Alao,
M. B.—Farm Produce bought at market rates or sold ou commission. ir&.Orilers
Irom the Intorlor promptly ntteuded lo. dwje8l«
County Court of New Westminster.
THE SITTING of tlio ahovo Court is
postponed from Wednesday, Sept. 4th j
to WEDNESDAY, H,-pl. llll,.
First-class Prairie Farm
SUPERBLY SITUATED ON LULU ISLAND, North Arm, Fraser River; containing 20(1 acres of tho finest farming land
inthe country; all dyked, well Improved,
good buildings, good orchard (bearing).
For furthorlnformation enquire of
dmyfttc New Westminster.
i mm si.
uy British Columbian
sdny Morning. Aug. lis, infill.
, is that truo that I hrar 1"
hat's that, yer honor f ''Thut
o  going to   marry again."
so, yer honor." "But your
lo has only beon dead a week."
he's as dead now as sho over
yer honor."
iat is the matter with your
'xclaimed Brown, as Fogg
is appearonce with his optic
■ning. "Only a mare claus-
plied Fogg with assumed in-
ice. "A nmva clausum""
, closed see, you know."
Loouiis, who predicted the
£ the United States census o£
ithin 18,000 of the actual
estimates that tho census
will show the population to
50,000. That is an increaso
i than 30 per   cent.   In   ten
i is a man who is tho benefac-
lis race, or wants to be. A
musician has discovered
iny persons who stud'- music
e too much. Funny that no
Ln ever found that but before,
beople have known it ever so
lloyal Wit.—"How  are  the
foingl" said tho   Czar   to  a
at  court.   "Pretty fairly,
llighness," was tho reply, "Al-
: in somo quarters tlie  peoplo
Inplaining of too much reign."
llicm tako   twenty   yours   in
to dry   up," answered   his
Iy, who is quick at repartee.
i de Vay is the only lady
lutist in the world.   She is an
hwoman, and   performs with
■ssor" Higgins.   She recently
Ided at Liverpool from a height
miles.   She  always  straps
[ to the ring of the  parachute
nail belt, thus gaining the
fence necessary for a suocess-
lEnglishman named St. John
len travelling in the West. He
J tired explaining to every one
lis name was pronounced "Sin-
Ihat ho finally hired a man to do
jliim, and at last accounts the
Ind got into six fights with
Ing hotel olsrks, who tried to
|de him that he didn't know
lo  pronounce   his employer's
'he accounts of the experi-
vith smokeless powder at the
leu sham fight reoently concur
li'ig that no smoke was visible
[i- tanco of 300 yards, and that
He was heard beyond a siight
A strango effect was pro-
iiy the spectacle of a large
of troops in (iring position
i,.;ly inactive, but really iiour-
i: th a deadly fire..
an exchange: Tho mode of
f during India ink  has   long
md is still, a profound secret.
i.ucements hitherto held out
mpeans and Amorioans to tho
ish, who aro the sole nianufac-
to reveal the nature of their
Lions have  completely failed.
itt wo do know about India
, that it is prepared in some
r othor from burnt   camphor.
iro will be only one   negro   iu
fifty-first congress   says   an
ican exchange.   This is H. P.
ham of North Oarolina, who is
'ally a self-made man, of good
ktion.   He has been  supermini of normal schools and regis-
J deeds, and is a good  illustru-
lf the benefits of the  schools
lave been opened for colored peo-
i the southorn states since tlio
|ss Jennie Slack, aged sixteen
residing in the blue-grass ri
|if Iowa, near Villison, has tbi-s
i planted and cultivated thirty-
Icros of corn, besides milking
Jv.s niglit and morning and
Iig in other work about thf
I r.nd household. The com is
|.o bo in good condition, and tlio
• lady who raised it  has dono
• hor invalid fntlior, who was
lo to pav a hired man or to do
Jtainma, shnll I  speak   to  tho
lirleighs if I meet any of them
le street! You know they don't
In Prairie avenuo now.   They
In Michigan avonuo."   "If they
below Thirty-first street, my
J they aro still in our set.  Treat
cordially."   "But   they   live
Thirty-first street,   mamma."
In pass thom with a bow."   "In
1 their homo now is just  abovo
jienth."     "Out   them    dead."
•nent would be surporfluous.
lis related of a clergyman, tho
ly fathor of a charming  daugh-
lliat, while preparing his Sunday
lurse, ho was   suddenly   called
Tfrom his desk, leaving unlin-
i this sontence : "I never see a
> man of splendid physique and
Iromiso of a glorious  manhood
pt realized but my heart is filled
rapture  and   delight."   His
lilter, Impelling  to  onter   the
road  tho    words.   Sitting
sho wrote undornoath, "My
Im nts. nana, exactly,"
To tho estimable parrots who hold
that passionate lovo is extinct in this
conntry, wc commend the daily papors and washing out thoir eyes occasionally. On a cursory j'lance, one
jilted lover this month took strychnine, one Paris green, one hanged
himself, two killed their successful
rivals and oue kiliod the newly-
wedded breaker of his heart and injured her husband, and then shot
himself, All this is not nice, but
women can addle men's brains just
as effectively as in tho age of chivalry.
"William!" exclaimed Mr3. High-
strung, as she laid down the paper.
"There's likely to be a war with
England ovor Behring Sea." "Whut
do I core 1" growled hor spouse, who
took no interest in military matters.
"J don't euro what you cavo or don't
care," returned Mrs. Highstrung
with somo vehemence. "This war
is about seals, and if England wins
they can charge any prico they pleaso
for sealskin sacques, and 1 ain't got
one yet. If a war breaks out you've
got to go and fight for yer couuuy,
d'ye hear ?"
A German savant has attempted
to explain tho comparative immunity of tho beech tree from lightning
by the hairiness of its loaves. He
supports his suggestion liy the results
of experiments with oak leaves and
beech leaves respectively, when
placed on the conductor of nn electrical machine. These hairs, ho
argues, prevent the occurrence of
strong electrical concentration in
the tree during n storm, in that,
forming ns they do a vast number of
points, they disclmrgo in a large
measure the electricity which collects.
The Only One.—A correspondent
sends us the following from an advertisement inthe Christian World:
"Cultured, earnest, godly young
man desires a pastorate; vivid
preacher; musical voice; brilliant
organizer; tall, and of good appearance; blameless life; very highest
references; beloved by all; salary,
£120." Fancy! this prizo to be
obtained for only £120 I I and the
sum is his own valuation of himself!
So that modesty is to be added to
his merits, which, of course, would
bo takon for granted by anyone reading the above advertisement,—■
The Ottawa Journal finds that a
chargo of being slow in delivering
judgments cannot be sustained
against the Supreme Oourt of Canada. "There are now only seven appeals standing before tho Supreme
Court for judgment. Five have only
been waiting sinco May. One ha3
been waiting since October of hist
year, and the seventh, which has
been standing a year and a half, was
a case which was lirst argued before
the Into Judge Henry, and, being
undecided by him, bad to be reheard
nfter his death. The fact seems to
bo that the Supremo Court is clear
of business to a degree exceptional
before legal tribunals."
The state of Nevada has a bad
look-out before it. Its population is
dwindling, and has fallen below 50,-
000. Its resources scarcely suffice to
support even that number, and when
the bonanza mines, which called the
state into existence, aro exhausted it
oannot maintain it3 political dignity.
There is no provision in the constitution for such a case, as no one
thought a state would ever relapse
into a territory again, but tho forco
of ^necessity is a great lawmaker, and
a way will be found of dealing with
Nevadu, when the time comes, although it is hardly likely to como iu
tlm course of a Republican congress.
If any part of Canada exhibited
such marked retrogressionasNevada,
what •'. boom it would   he   for   tiic
Grit leaden ' 1; would 'I" f  .
eral eleotion polioy. Tho casi of
Nevada coupled -vith of Vermont,
whero depopulation hus so fur drained ih" Btato thatu Swedish immigration i." being lloated, would be seized
with great avidity by tin' Grits if it
happened in Oanada,—Empire.
An exchange has the following
real good thing of its kind : A certain pretentious shopper, after tunning tlio shopman of a millinery establishment beyond the forbearance
limit, pompously ordered u reel of
cotton to bo sent to her liouse. It
was agreed that she should be made
an cxamplo of, and a warning to hor
kind. Slio was surprised, and hor
neighbors interested. Soon after
sho arrived homo, a common dray,
drawn by four horses, proceeded
slowly to tho door. On tho dray,
with baro arms, were a number of
stalwart laborers. Thoy wore holding ou vigorously to somo object
which she could not seo. It was a
most puzzling affair. Tho neighbors stared. After a deal of whip
cracking and other improssivo ceremonies the cart was backed against
the kerb. There reposing calmly, end
up, in the oontro of the cart lloor,
was tho identical red of thread she
had ordered. Aftor a mortal struggle it was up-endod on the purchaser's
doorstop, Tlio fact that the pur-
ohasor came out a littlo later and
kicked her property into the gutter
detraotcd nothing from it.
Says nn exchaiigo : The ovil of
dragging littlo children into church
and forcing thein to remain quiet
during a service'; of which, to thom,
nearly every word must be unintelligible, has a great ileal to do with
making them detest church going
and abandon the practice ns soon as
they begin (o control tlieir own
Great progress has boen made
with tbo two battle ships Renown
and Repulse, which arc ordered to bo
build at Pembroke dockyard. Thus
far Portsmouth stands first on the
list of royal dockyards for rapidity
of construction with the Trafalgar,
which was launched- in less than
three mont!i3 from tho date of commencing to build, but no much work
has been done by the Pembroke people in gotting the frames and ironwork of those two big ships ready
that they hope to break tho record,
even though the hulls they have to
construct are to be 2,000 tons larger.
Nut very long ago it required eight
years to build a vessol of the Inflexible typo.
Prof. Elislm Gray, tho electrician,
has invented what ho calls the telautograph which ho pronounces far
ahoad of the telephone and in advance of the telegraph. A. person
sits down at the instrument with a
pen in hand and proceeds to write
his message. At the other end of
the wire anothor pen jots down not
only the identical words but the
shape of the letters, etc., of the
words contained in tho message.
Itis a shadow iu ink of the original
writing. Thero is no noise and no
''helloing." He promises to have
them in market by the first of September or October and we would
not be surprised to find the telephone totally discarded in the next
year for this new instrument.
At the banquet given by the Lord
Mayor at the Mansion House recently, Lord George Hamilton, in res-
sponding for the navy, said that the
assemblage of the fleets at Spithead
was not the result of any unusual
effect on the part of the admiralty,
but was simply the assemblage of
ships which months ago were told
off to tako part in the annual autumn manoeuvres. Ho further expressed n belief that the assemblage
for tho year 1890 would exceed even
that of 1889, and that in 1891, when
the first fruits of tho Naval Defence
Act begin to show, the display will
be larger than any preceding year.
"We have fixod tho standard," went
on Lord George, "at which tho navy
shall be maintained at equality with
tbe navies of any two foreign powers
Mrs.- Forsyth, tho widowed daughter of i United States Consul and a
beauty of Samoa, is un American,
who at the ago of thirty six owns
and manages tracts of 150,000 acres
of fertile land. She employs hundreds of natives, builds and runs
steamers, raises vast quantities of
cotton, and with a partner controls
one of the most extensive businesses
in the South Sei Islands. Sho was of
great assistance to tlie U.S. consul in
the negotiations for securing the use
of tho harbor of Pago-Pago as a
coaling station, and recently offered
to our government twenty acres of
hor own property on the island of
Miilulu for another station. The
American Consul at Sydney says that
she is better informed on tho trade
unci commerce of the South Sen
Islands than liny other Amoricun
south of the equator.—Eo:.
A Bombay newspaper announces
two marriages, in one case the bride
boing aged two yenrs, and in the
other only fifteen months, whilo the
bridegroom was thirty. This is the
system which Pundita Rainabai is
struggling against.
Recent exporiments with the
Brown-Sequard "elixir of life" have
demonstrated that itisanexceedingly
dangerous kind of a humbug, says an
exchange. Several of the persons
who havo been inoculated with the
stuff havo died of blood-poisoning.
Upon others abscesses have formed.
After immersion in water for
thirty-seven days, specimens of pine
were found by Prof. D. V. Wood to
have been lengthened 0.065 per
cent, oak 0.85 per cent, and chestnut 0.165 per cent., the lateral swelling being 2.6 per cent, for pine, 3.5
per cent, for oak, and 3.65 per cent,
for chestnut.
The business of tho Eiffel Towor
turns out to be immense. M. Eiffel
calculated that when everything was
in working onlor, the gate money
would be $5,000 n day. Since the
lifts have been in operation ho is
thought to have averaged moro than
this. It costs a franc to enter the
tower, two friulcs to get up in the
lift to tlio second floor, and four
francs to tho top. On any one of
the ordinary full-price days more
tlian 20,000 people have paid admission, imd with the increased prices
of those, using the elevator, the entire receipts exceed $10,000. The
original cost of tho Eiffel Tower, all
included, was a littlo Jess tlian .$],-
000,000. The proprietor has to keep
it in repair, and hand over one-fourth
of his gate money to the Exhibition. It is ostimatod that it will be
half paid for when the Exhibition
closes, and then it will remain certainly three years more, and perhops
This lament is from the Pall Mall
Gazette: We are threatened with a
new dog. Indeed, tho threat is
now more than a year old, and we
will soon have the dog very plentiful. As yet he's a rarity, fashionable and expensive, beginning to be
recognized at dog shows, but not
making any sensible impression on
the dog-loving Londoner. He is a
Dutchman, with a long mane and a
short body and a sharp bark, a head
like a pig, big ears and no tail. It
does not sound inviting in way of
description. When the present
century was in its teens and steam
in its infancy, the canal boatB in the
low countries did much of the passenger traffic. People lived on them
during their journeying, in a leisurely fashion. The wear and tear was
slight and the food excellent. Then
came the railways. The barges lost
tho society of the travelling community and becamo misanthropic. They
took up with dogs, and this dog was
the favorite. Such is the legend.
He is called a schipperke, and it is
from the canal boats of the Netherlands that he comes to us to make
his barque in a London drawing room. Ho is said to be
dead on rats, cleanly and affectionate. Unfortunately the smaller
lie is the more ho is prized. He
will degenerate first into a lady's dog
nnd thon into a "toy." But in a
couplo of years tho mongrel varieties of him will bo plentiful and we
will be flooded with schipperkes.
What then will becomo of oil tho
fox terriers! Will they disappear
liko steeple crown hats, or will London be ablo to support the two
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Whom wc have appointed our sole agent for our celebrated
Stoves in that district.   Mr. Mellard will supply our Stoves at
New Westminster prices.
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achine Shop
Front St., New Westminster, B. C,
Brass and Iron Castings made to Order.
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and looks as though
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Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Iron and Brass Founders
cry, arc in a position to undertake the construction and repairs of Marine
ami Stationary Engines and Boilers, Hilling. Mining ami Cannery
Machinery, as well as Castings and 1'oi'gillgS of every description.
Estimates given; all work guaranteed.
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New Boots-;
New Shoes,
New Slippers
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning, Aug. '«. «8S!I.
Police Court.
(Beloro Capt. Pittendrigh, J. P.)
Billy, a Fort Rupert Indian, was
charged with having liquor in his possession. Billy is in tho habit of gotting on frequent sprees and lived in
dread of forgetting his name til! a
friendly seafaring mun tatooed it in
most elaborate style across the back
of both hands. Being now safe on
this point ho gets gloriously drunk on
overy occasion with a cheerfulness and
energy worthy of bettor things. William pleaded not guilty, but as lho
whiskey was found iu his pooket tho
court paid no attontion to his protestations and fined him $25 and costs or
in dofault C weeks in gaol. Billy was
also fined §5 for being drunk, which
fine seemed to causo him great annoyance.
William Koe, chrrged with supplying liquor to Indians, pleaded not
guilty, and as there wns some doubt as
to tho evidonco at hand, ho was discharged with a severe cautiun.
Jas. Balfour charged with being
drunk and incapable wus fined §2.50.
Chprley, an Indian, admitted to
being drunk ond incapablo and was
fined §5.00 or 10 days in default.
BEcporteil Suspension or the Courier.
It has been currently roported on
the streets to-day that the Nanaimo
Courier had suspended, so far as the
ownership and management of J. J.
Shinabarger was concerned. Thero
aro also ugly rumors current that
Shinabarger failed to settle with his
printers beforo ho left—in fact that all
tho money ho had paid them for three
weoks work was §11, whicli had to bo
divided among fivo or six. The Courier has indeed had a chequered career.
Established in December of last year,
by a Mr. Kobort Todd, it was run by
him for three months, when ho left for
foreign lands leaving a largo number
of unpaid accounts behind liim. The
"Courier Publishing Company" then
undertook the publication of tho paper
and conducted it till ahout threo weeks
ago, when they publicly stated tho
paper had beon sold to J. J. Shinabarger, who in the short space of
threo weoks found it necessary to leave
by this morning's train, forgetting to
settle the wages of the employes and
other bills connected with the publication for tho short period during which
his name graced the head of tho editorial column. The roport fuither
states that tho publication of the Courier will be discontinued for the present.—Free Press.
Surrey Oouncil.
Council mot pursuant to adjournment. Minutes of previous meeting
were read and on motion approved.
Communications woro received from
Messrs. Hill and Thibadeau, C.E., together with plans, specifications and
estimates, fur the construction of tho
drainage and dyking works; these wero
approved and accepted. Reports were
presented from several councillors, re
progress of works in their respective
wards; also from Dr. I. M. McLean,
health officer, to the effect that thero
are no new cases of smallpox, and that
ho truits to be in a position to raise
the quarantine about the middlo of
next week; reports received and approved. The road tvx by-law was reconsidered and passed. E. T. Wado
was appointed road tax collector for
the remainder of the year, anil as remuneration to receive 10 per cent, on
all collections. Council adjourned
until Saturday, AugiiBt 31st, at 1
o'clock p. m.
Langley Council.
Council met at the town hall on
Saturday, Aug. 3rd, at 11 a.m. Present—the reeve and Councillors Mufford, Davey, Yeoman and Houston.
The minutes of previous mooting wero
read and confirmed. Communications
from Messrs. Davio and Bodwoll received and filed, and clerk instructed
to communicate with the honorable
tho provincial secretary anent the liability of municipal councils for special
constables' fees, employed Jiy magistrates, Toudurs were ordered to be
called immediately for construction of
a bridgo on town line, and board of
works was instructed to lot work on
tho following roads tu the amount indicated: On Monday, Aug. 10th,
Brown road §40; McGilvray road §50;
and Mclnnes rond §50; and also §50
on Haldis road. The following contracts were awarded: Bridges on town
lino to R. A. Bradenut, §100; Mc-
Adams road to J, Millor, at §250; and
river road to D. Harris, at 73 ets. per
chain. Tho following appropriations
wero made; Ditch near ,J. Kinnear's
810; Spears road, §25; section line
near Pago's, §30, and section line near
McGregor's, §20. Coun. Davey was,
authorized to expend §15 on repairs
to the road noar Hossack'a grist mill.
The constables' fees for servicos on
May 24th, viz., O. Wilkie, §0, and J.
Mathison, §6, were ordered paid. Tho
roovo was instructed to communicate
with the government with a view of
obtaining aid in opening roads for the
new sottlors. Oouncil adjourned until first Saturday in September.
Hon. Mr. Dewdney made the return trip over tho Manitoba Ss Northwestern Friday and proceeded wost.
Ho was presented with addresses at
Saltcoats, Minnodosa, Shoal Lako and
Montreal has another mystery. A
woman, supposed to bo tho wife of an
American giving the namo of Lyon, is
missing. Some dock laborers saw a
couple go out on a wharf lato Satur-
daynight, and afterwards hoard tho
screams of a woman. A foul murder
has doubtless been committed.
Lato DesiHitclics.
Berlin, Aug. 19.—Tho nows from
Rhenish Westphalia indicates that tho
labor troubles iu that region will be
soon revived and that tho mine owners
aud their employees aro drifting iuto
another struggle for lho mastery,
which promises to be a battlo to the
death. Both sides are now thoroughly
organized and the coming srrike is
certain to be general and prolonged.
The miners hold au enormous meeting at Dortfeld yesterday and completed the work of organization by
forming the Rhenish Wostphalian
miners union to counteract tho union
of tho mine owners of the provinco.
The list of grievances has already boen
formulated and a peremptory demand
has beon made for their redress. What
vory materially embitters the situation
is tho vory goneral impression on the
part of tho men that their employers
have shomefully repudiated the agreements thoy made with tho men when
thoy wont back to work after tho last
striking laborers.
London, Aug. 20.—Ton thousand'
striking dock laborers paraded the
streots of London to-day, marching
from their homes in tho East ond
under tho leadership of Socialist agitators Burns and Ohampioni. They
carried no bannors but bare poles do-
corated with strings of red herrings
and crusts of stalo bread, wliich wero
far more eloquent of the distress and
suffering thoy wished tho well-to-do of
London to note. Tho demonstration
passed off without tho slightest disturbance, although oarly in the day a
rumor that the police would interfere
with the procession, caused ■ many
angry utterances of defiance and threats
of violence. Tho polico, however, did
not interfere, the strikors at the conclusion of their parade peacefully disbanding and going home.
Mooesjaw, N. W. T., Aug. 20.—
On recoipt of a telegram from inspector Jarvis, of Wood Mountain, Tuesday night, Sergeant Col. Brooks, with
a posse, started Monday morning on
tho Wood Mountain trail. Whon
about 12 miles out they arrestod a
man, answering to tho description
given, riding a horse. No resistance
was mado. He said ho was not tho
party wanted, and gavo the name of
Geo. A. Saudford. Tho sheriff arrived
from Montana Hub morning and identified tho prisoner as Albert Brazier,
tho murderer of Hurry Brown in Custer county, Montana, on July 31st,
1889. He also identified tho horso
riddon by thu prisoner. Tho murder
was committed on a ranch in Montana.
Brown the murdered man, was cook
on the ranch and had bought a bottlo
of bittors and was drinking it himself.
Brazier wanted it divided up among
tho mon; Brown replied that ho had
paid for it and would have as much as
he liked of it. A quarrel ensued,
Brown calling Brazier somo hard
names, whereupon Brazier drew a revolver and fired at Brown missing him.
Brown then begged for his life, but
Brazier fired again killing him instantly, The prisoner, who la nicknamed
Brick, iB 5 feot 7 inches high, nnd
weighs 130 pounds. He is 21 or 22
years of ago, red hair and Complexion
and a light moustache. The horso is
branded 70 on the left shoulder and
on tho left thigh.
Ottawa, Aug. 20.—Natural gas has
been struck in largo quantities at
The rails have beon shipped from
hero for the projected Regina Ss Long
Lake Railway.
The proposal to abolish the French
languago and separate schools in Miuii-
to!>a is creating excitement in tho province of Quebec. It is now forming
the subject of communications botweon
Lieut.-Governor Schultz and tho Dominion government.
Mr. Holmes, a prominent gentleman
from Alabama, who is hero, says that
ho is an old friend of Mrs. Maybrick,
who is uow under sentenco of death at
Liverpool for poisoning her husband.
Ho thinks that she is tho victim of
hereditary monomania, ns her mother,
tho Countess, narrowly escaped arrest
owing to suspicious circumstances connected with the death of hir first Iiusband iu Alabama many years ago.
Poisoning was Buspoeted tit tho timo.
Great opposition is displayed to tho
movement to increase the import duty
on American flour.
Ottawa, Aug. 21.—Sir .John Macdonald returns to Ottawa next wook.
Col. Biddulph lias arrived hero from
India via Vancouvor. He is enthusiastic in his praise of Canada ns an alternative route to the oast.
New York, Aug. 21.—Joseph Pota,
13 years old, who Jived in a rear tenement ou Seventh avenue, which was
burned Monday, and at which liro
ton lives wero lost, mnde afladuvit in
the coroner'B oilice thia afternoon. Ho
states ho knows Snyder and his colored
cook, that on Monday morning, a littlo
before Jivo o'clock, he was washing
himself in his room on the top floor
of the rear tenement, when he chanced
to look out of tho window and saw a
man with a whito apron on in the kit-
alien of Snyder's restaurant. The
man, ho says, took some burning
piecea of wood and scattered them
nbout the floor of tho kitchen mid
throw something over them in tho
form of a dish pan. Tho man thon
seized a broom and ran out into the
street. In a moment a dense black
smoko began to roll out of tho window
aud then tho flames burst forth furiously. Tho boy further states ho ran
down Btaira and out into tho yard crying liro. .Detective Hays, who was
tho lirst to roach tho fire, says ho
found Snydor on the sidowalk with a
broom In his hand. The boy was
sont to tho house of detention as a
Pittsburo, Aug. 21.—A large gasoline atill in A. 1).  Miller & Son's oil
refiuory, corner of J'reblo avenuo and
Adams street, Alleghany city, exploded thia morning. The entire refinery
was destroyed liy tho liro wliich followed. Perry Howk and an einployoo
slooping beside tho still, woro fatally
burnod. Terence Miller and two
other mon aro yet missing. Miller
was uight engineor. The ongino room
was enveloped in flames within a minute aftor the explosion, shutting oil'
every possible OBcapo. Fiv,e valuable
horses wero burned to death. Tho establishment contained four large stills,
30,000 barrels of crude and 1500 barrels of refined oil. It was a brick
building, 200x300 feet. The residenco
of D. Osborno was burned and other
adjoining property was damaged. Loss
§23,500; partially insured.
London,'Aug. 21.—Tho Irish estimates came up again in tho Houso of
Commons to-day. Whon tho vote for
tho Lord-Lieutenant was reached, Mr.
Thomas Sexton moved thnt tho vote
bo reduced hy the ainout provided for
tho salary of Mr. Balfour, tho chief
secrotary. Tho principles of Mr. Balfour's rulo in Ireland, he said, wero a
bad administration of a bad law, tho
arbitrary use of physical forco and tho
suppression of the truth. In tho course
of his spooch in the support of the
amendment Mr. Soxton spoko of the
Parnell commission and said thut the
Times had placed at, its disposal tlm
wholo legal machinery of thu government in its efforts to bring liomo to
Mr. Parnell and his followers disgraceful charges of conspiracy and crime.
Notwithstanding tliis the Parnellites
were entirely satisfied with the result
of the enquiry, so far us tho conspiracy
had ended. It had beoir known to
exist, but it wns not one in which tho
Parnellites but their accusers hud
takon part. Mr. Parnoll spoko in
support of Mr. Sexton's amendment
without referring to the character of
the law whioh Mr. Balfour was culled
upon to administer in Ireland. This
policy appeared to bo to incite tho instruments of the law to exceed its letter and its spirit. The amendment
was rejected by a vote of 112 to 83.
Washinoton, Aug. 21.—Thu news
brought to Victoria by Capt. Alger, of
tho sealer AlHo Alger, has had tho effect of creating nu unusual amount of
interest among the few officials of the
state and treasury departments who
remain m tho city. ActiDg-Secrotary
Batchellor was first informed of the
seizures reported by Capt. Alger by a
United Press reporter. Ho was much
interested in tho reading of the despatch and wlieuit wasfinished characteristically remarked: "Now thero will
be fun." Goneral Batchellor, when
questioned as to tho action of the commander of tho Rush m placing but ono
man aboard the seized vessel as a prize
crew, said that the Rush had only
enough men to manage her. Her commander could not afford to sf are more
than one man for oach veasol or, Gen.
Batchellor added, ho would probably
havo done so when the Black Diamond
wns seized by the Rush. Ho went on
to say that her captain refused to allow
his crow and declined himself to bo
placed under pnrolo to go to Sitka
peaceably, and it is likely that the
captains of ths seized vessels, Minnie
and Pathfinder, followed his examplo,
so that they broko no agreement if this
surmise should be correct. "Wo will
keep right on seizing," ho said in conclusion, "and in tho meantime will
await patiently the official report of
those seizures from the captain of the
Rush." Acting-Secretary Wharton,
of tho stato department, also received
his first intimation of the seizures from
a United Press reporter. Ho declined
tu express any opinion, howover. "It
will bo timee iiough for suoh an expression," ho said, "when the last
seizures come before the department
London, Aug. 22.—In tho house of
commons to-night Mr. Edward T.
Gourley addressed an inquiry to tho.
government as to what action had been
taken, if any, to sccuro redress for the
unwarranted seizures of British sealing vossols on the high sans by American cruisers. Sir James Ferguson,
the under foreign secretary, replying
to Mr. Gourley's inquiry, stated that
negotiations were now in progress between her majesty's government and
thut at Washington on the subject of
the seizures referred t.'. He had no
doubi whatever that a satisfactory Bet-
tlumciitof the Behring Sea difficulty
wuuld liii reached betiiuen tho two
The Irish estimates woro again
undor consideration to-dny. After a
protracted and furious attack upon llie
Coercion Act on tho part of the Parnellite members, tho Irish law charges
wore voted by 103 to 01, Mr. Smith,
the lirsr, lord of the treasury, announced tlmt hereafter entire sittings
would bo taken for tho purpo3o of expediting the supply vote.
Brooklyn, N. Y., Aug. 22.—Christian Wilholm Luca, n well to do German grooory-man, who lives with his
family over his storo, corner of Jar
and High streets, was literally hacked
to pieces with n bowio knifo in the
liands of Chas. McEIwain, who burglariously entered tho storo at 3:30 this
morning. McEIwain had two accomplices. Tho burglar entered a yard
in rear uf the houso, nnd put a ladder
up to the second story window, opened
the window, crawled in and mado his
way to the front room. As ho reachod
the passageway, tho noiso awakened
Lucn, who got up to see what was the
matter. On entering the dining room,
he saw McEIwain mid grnpplod him ut
once. Tho noise of tho t.usslo aroused
Mrs. Luca who rushed into the room,
followed by her young son. Luca was
then down on hin knees and his assailant striking him repeatedly with a big
knifo. Mrs. Luca caught tho murderor
by the arm hut McEIwain pushed her
off shouting, "Let go or I'll out you
open as I did him." McEIwain thon
jumped out of the window and ran
down tho streot,   Luca died ten min
utes afterwards. As McEIwain ran
down tho slreet ho wus caught with
the bloody knifo in his possession mid
taken to tho station liouse. At the
Btation house the prisoner was fully
identified by Mrs. Luca and after some
hesitation McEIwain confessed he
stabbed Luca aud told whore he lived,
143 High street. McEIwain arrived
this morning in New York and was
arraigned in Essex market court, and
handed over to Brooklyn. Martin
Diven, an accomplice, was arrested
and made a confession to Inspector
Byrnes, showing implication in the attempted burglary but said he know
nothing of the murder beyond seeing
McEIwain jumping from   the window.
London, Aug. 23.—There was another stormy seono in the houso of
commons to-night when tho Irish estimates had reached tho stage of a vote
for Irish prisons, ln tho early stages
of the discussion tho Irish membors
spoke bitterly of tho treatment of Mr.
Conybeare, member of parliament for
Cornwall, now confined in Londonderry jail, who contracted a loathsome
skin disoaso soon after entering the
prison, Mr. Balfour replied that as
far as this case was concerned, altogether too much fusB had beon mado
over it, when tho trivial nature of the
prisoner's disorder was concerned. Ab
o matter of fact, at this moment Mr.
Couybeare's hoalth was as good as any
of tho members now championing his
cause upon that floor. That gentleman
had been curod of hir terrible affliction
without any greater effbrt of medical
akill thnu thu prescription of a bath.
The previous occupant of Mr. Couybeare's cell had been a man named
Fadden, who had not been affected
with tho disease from whicli the prisoner suffered. Ho had directed a
thorough examination of the prison to
be made, and this revealed no trace of
disease, either in the priBon or among
the prisoiiors. Mr. Alexander Blaine,
member for Soutli Armagh, told of his
experiences in Londonderry jail. As
tho debater progressed, tho Irish mem-
bol's becamo more excited, and when
Mr. Thomaa Sexton declared that
Londonderry jail was a pest house
whero Irish prisoners woro murdered,
his Parnellite ayiiipathisera broko in
with criea of, "there is the assasin,"
many of them going so far as to point
their fingers at the Irish secretary.
Mr. Balfour roso in his place and hurled defiance at his detractors. Ho said
thnt long familiarity with such attacks
hud taught him to treat thom with contempt. Mr. Thomas W, Russell, the
member for South Tyrone, moved lhat
a sanitary engineer bo appointed to inspect the Iriah prisons. Mr. Parnell
declared that the Irish prisoners were
half starved, Ho added his own testimony to those of tho Irish members
who had spoken, from an intimate acquaintance with the fact of tho unsanitary condition of the prisons. The
debate was protracted and acrimonious,
aud at its conclusion tho vote was
adopted by 113 to 09.
l-'OUR hashing.-;.
New York, Aug. 23.—Four murderers wore hanged in the Tombs this
this morning, Volan, Packenham,
Lewis and Caroline. The first two
wore hanged at 0:40 o'clock, and Lewis
and Caroline at 7:03. Tho executions
went off without a hitch and Lewis
strangled to death. Caroline protested
hia innocence uu the scaffold. The
situation of the gallows, on each of
which two men were hanged, was suoh
that an interval of 5 minutes was necessary between two executions. Though
the gallows were n considerable distance apart, tho noise of the drop on
the gallows which first sent Pocken-
ham and Volan out of the world, must
have been plainly heard by Lewis and
Caroline. The four men went out of
tho world with a firm belief that tlieir
salvation wna in God. The scene in
the littlo chapel, where mass wns said
this morning, and the subsequent farewells between tho men were very impressive, Two Catholic priests, who
administered consolation to one during
tho laat hours, Btayed with them the
ontiro last minute. Tho noise accompanying the hangings inside tho prison
must have heen plainly hoard by Giblin, the respited murderer. Preparations for conducting the lirst condemned to be executed to the gallows
commenced nt about 6:30. At 6:35.
tlio jury, c in posed entirely oi newspaper men, wus placed in position. At
0:45 Caroline and Lewis wore taken
aoroBS tlio prison yard to tho boy's
prison, where thoy were pinioned.
Caroline wus smoking, pulling hind at
a big oigar. An soon as Lewis nud
Cnrolim 'md been transferred, tho
niinrills returned and o moment later the
hangmen wore BUmnioued to make preliminary preparations for the hanging
of I'ockenliiiin and Volan. As soon 113
these won.' completed the hangman returned to hia placo under thu gallows'
tree, and in a fow minutes Pookham
and Vulan wero led out on tho routo
to the scaffold. Tho sheriff and under
sheriff led the way while the condemned wore flanked ou one sido by
the prieata, They walked with firm
step, but Iheir faces wore anxious expressions. Bol h men lookod around
as they walked to tho gallows, glancing
from onu person to another aa though
hungrily searching for a familiar face.
The men had emerged from tho prison
at 6:48, and two oftho nooses were adjusted a minuto later and the black caps
drawn. The ropo holding the weight
wub cut in a twinkling and tho bodieB
of tho two murders shot up in tho air
a distanco of about four foot and fell
back to within two feet of the ground.
Pockenham died in two minutes, whilo
Volan survived a minute longer. Thoy
were allowod to hang some 30 minutes
before being cut down and placed in
coflins. The prieBt stood by each of
tho condoinncd mon whispering words
of consolation in their curB to  tho last
Mrs. Webster, of Montreal, whoso
husbi.nd was kiliod at tho Tomplo
building elevator some timo ago, has
taken action for §11,000 damages
against the Methodiit church of Canada and the trustees of tho building.
m g% »>»» f% f% \ 1 /■ ^
Xja'brad.or herring's,
Mackerel, Salt Cod.,
^.rncio-ar's TJnc. HZams,
-A.xnn.o-u.r's TJnc. Bacc
Flo-iir. Bran. Slicj
uoiuwiy Scouliar-Armstrong Blook, Colum.'
Cor. Columbia & Mary S
New Westminster, B. Ci
This   Choice Proper}
centrally situated in New Westminl
B. C, which has been tied up for sev5,
years by tax titles and other difficultie
now cleared of all incumbrances and
placed upon the market for sale, with
feet title guaranteed.
The   property is
being slashed and subdivided and contf
some of the finest and most desirable I
in the City for either residential or sp^il
lative purposes.
With the contemplat
construction of several railways which |
centre at New Westminster and the esl
lishment of new enterprises and increa
trade and commerce, this City is mak
rapid and substantial progress and, coiV
quently, affords the best field for inv<
ment to be found in the Province.   '],
present is, therefore, the time to mv
and witli the present low prices of prppa
purchasers are sure to realize hanclsoj
returns upon their investments.
The portions of the I;
tate now on the market consist of Lovj
Suburban Block 10; Lot 2, Suburt
Block 11, and Lots 12, IS and 14, Sub
ban Block 13, and the subdivided L
range in price from $150 to $350, on gc
We are  authorized
allow TEN PER CENT. DISCOUNT off pres
piices on all sales made during Augi,
and also to furnish intending purchas
For full particulars and prices apply
the undersigned or to any of the ot!
leading Real Estate Agents in New Wd
dwau7ml VOLUME 34.
NO. 3,v
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I BBkly Britisli OolumMan.
ITedneMlny Morning, Auk. '-*«. •»»«•
Press Despatches.
Toronto, Aug. 23.—A woman named Furlung, living in Seaton village, a
suburb, is believed to be dying from
tho ellects of n light with another woman, named Paterson. The light
brought on a miscarriage.
Poet Arthur, Out., Aug. 23.—A
little boy, sou of John Lovo, strayed
away yosterday while berry picking
with hia parents, and has nut so far
been found. It is thought ho may
hove fallen a victim to bears.
Behn, Aug. 23.—The North German Gasssselte says iu reference to tho
recent press oiminion's mi thu Emin
Bey relief expedition and the utility uf
holding nu indignation moeting denouncing it: ''Oin' friendship for
England foruis Ihu weightiest security
for the poaou uf Europe and.uur chief
policy is t" strengthen that friendship
with England. Fur ihe two nations
to estrange each other by publio tiiani-
testation--, is to play into tbo hands of
their opponents abroad."
London, Aug. 24 —Great dissntis-
factiuti exists among Churchmen at
the programmo of the church congress
at Card ill', lt, practically lgnoreB the
tithes question) which ia practically
tho burning question of the hour
among church people. All this has
had lhe idled "f making non-conformists jubilant. They consider the collapse of tliu tithes bill in parliament as
another step towards the din-establishment of tlie church of England, ond
the application of tithes ti national
purposes, instead of tu une particular
ecclesiastical bndy.
Toiionto, Aug. 24.—Mayor Clarke,
who has fought shy of the Jesuit question, has, on the requisition of citisens, called a public meeting to discus's
the question, lie is a prominent
Orangemen, nml also has a great many
Roman Ciithollo friends, and intends
to contest tlie next mayoralty election.
As ho will have to speak at the meeting, it is doubtless sought tj compel
him lu show his hand on a question
whicli nny prejudice him in a futuro
Ottawa, Aug. 24.—It is reported
the queon is about to bestow a title on
Prof. Wiggins, the weather prophet.
Toronto, Aug. 24.-—After a must
sensational evidence iu the Hicks dinner pail poisoning ease last night, in
which n 13 year old daughter of Mrs.
Whito, the accused, and sister uf
Hicks, was sJioyvn lo have been told to
swear falsely su as uut tu incriminate
her mother, iho latter, and Arthur
Hicks, nephew of the deceased, who
she used asa tool, wore committed for
trial as having guilty knowledge of the
Wonuiui, Mass., Aug. 24.—At 1:30
o'clock this morning, Fred S. Nichols,
living in Grove street, Winchester,
while delirious from typhoid fever,
got out, uf bed, procured a revolver
from u bureau drawer and shot his
nurse, Miss Smith, through the heart,
killing lior. Before he could he secured ho tired tiro shots at his father,
Stillmiiti NichuliiB, but without effect.
Miss Smith was a trained nurse from
Boston, and oame yostsrday to attend
the patient.
Milwaukhh, Aug. 24.—The Wisconsin Cent vd and Northern Pacific
traffic agreement takes place from today, iii'tho shape of through car sorvice from Chicago to, Tacoma, W. T.,
and Portland, Ogn., opening the lirst
unbroken communication froth Lake
Michigan nomas tlio continent, lo iho
Pacitic Northwest,
San Francisco, Aug. 24.—The
counsel fur David Nagle have secured
an impurtant witness in the person of
Henry C. Clary, whu proposes to
swear positively that he saw Mrs. Terry removo m buwio knife from her hus
bund's ilnad body and secrete it iu her
clothing. Clary nays tite act was done
just after Terry's death.
Washinoton, Aug.   24.—A  cablegram giving important news regarding
the Haytien situation was  received at
the navy department  from Admiral
Gherardi at St.  Nicholas,   Mole,   the
cable terminus,   lt snys:   "Legitime
accepted thu terms  ottered  and  embarked   uu   Thursday  afternoon   on
board a  French   covutte.   It,  ia  not
known wlierii In- will go.   The Hippolyte forces occupied the town yesterday lUoriiing.    Fear nut and luivu no-
tided diolomatio curps, and will du all
I oan in prevent a riot.   Very important that ,'i'i-ry now  minister be  sent
immediately.   The U. S. ship Galena,
now at Now York, is under   orders to
sail for Hayti, irtiil sin-will depart to
morrow,    MinisterFivdenok Douglas,
who has heen waiting
turn in   Hiy'ii'ii   iift'it
strucli'd by tli" 'ini"
will pv-b-i
early mail
Nuw Yi
it On. I', i
this nu  Si     Nicholas:
"Legitime embarked un the 23rd on
the Moutej'tiiite and entered Hyssola
on the 24th; no disorder.' This despatch indicates Legitime has left tho
field lo his rival Hippolyte.
Toiionto, Aug. 24 —Edward Putch-
om, who lives near l'oswick, about 80
years old, cut his throat with a razor
last night aud was found dead this
Toronto, Aug. 24.-- More recent roports of grain crops in Ontario show
that oats will bo, if not Iho most abundant crop ever obtained, larger tlinn
for many years. Wheat is very badly
rustod in Bumu localities, and wot
weather has very badly stainod barley.
Ottawa, Aug. 24.—Tho government tu-day received a cheque fur
§2000, iho amount of tlio line imposed
on the United States fishing schooner
Matti Winship for poaching in Canadian watora.
rs, will bb in
epftvtment, nnti
uv York   by an
•Vug.  24.—Kllhll   Mart
receivi'd   lho   following
Poit nu Priiioi-,   'laud
Toronto, Aug. 24.—The Mail Bays:
It is precisely because they do not
wish to see their province become a
babel, like the Mauritius, that the
Manitoba ministers have determined
to publish one language, and have one
set of schools wliich are to be strictly
Toiionto, Aug. 24.—A correspondent signing N. F., writes from Mao-
Leod to the Globe saying that the late
discovery of large deposits of petroleum in Crow's Nest pass has excited
much attention. Tho writer saw a
sample of oil which was nearly all oil,
there being little extraneous matter
in it. The analysis of it bIiows 91 per
cent pure oil.
Ohioaoo, Aug. 24. —It is claimed by
friends of tho murdered Dr. Cronin
that the old triangle camp of the Clan-
Na-Gael mndo assessments to raise
funds to defend the men under indictment for his niurder.
ClIIOAQO, Aug. 24 —British Americans, soveral thousand strong, are holding a reunion hove tu-day. They paraded the stretts this morning headed
with au Aini'i'icui flag. Scotch-Americans were headed by a bagpipe band.
Stueaton, 111., Aug. 20.—A vestibule train on llio Santa Fo road was
wrecked, near Kingsmaii, this morning. Four couches wero ditched. It
is reported over titty poopio.are injured, ti number seriously.
Lonuon, Aug. 20.—The striko of
tbe dock laborers is rapidly extending
and embracing workers in all industries. Seven thousand men employed
in the various iron works on the banks
of the Thames joined the strikers thia
morning. Thu shipping trade is completely paralyzed, tho large mail" steamers being compelled to sail without
cargoes. The gas strikers, of whom
there are thousands, threaten to join
tho strike uud take part in the movement, compelling tlie laborers in all
blanches of trade to cease work. The
men on strike are perfectly orderly.
Four of the largest mills at Blackburn
have Buccuinhed to tho prevailing dull
ness of trade and closed their doors.
London, Aug. 26.—Queen Mi""
heritj of Italy, after astonishing ei
perieuced nioaiitiiinecrs by ller exploits, has completed her visit to Ser
mult, and has started on her return tu
Italy un foot. She has thoroughly on-
juyed her mountain rambles.
Lonuon, Aug. 20.—Mr. Balfour hai
a job on his hands on an os'ate near
Mitchellstowu, which promises to
give him no little troublo. The landlord, with the aid uf police, has beon
trying for a week to evict Mrs. Kane-
berry, a widow whoso husband died
less than a year ago. She cannot pay
the rent and does not propose to move,
nnd as the house she occupies with her
children, was once the famed castlo of
M oiiaiiiiny, with walls seven feel thick,
against wliich tho battering rams of
the police are of no avail, she bids
the landlord and bailiffs defiance.
Ater hammering away at the old castle
with their ram for 48 hours the police
sont word to Mrs. Kaneberry by tho
paiish priest, that unless she surrendered thoy would bring up a battery
of artillery and bombard her fortress,
To this threat the widow replied they
might do as they pleased, hut she
would not vacate. As this occurred
last Thursday, and na no artillery has
as yet made its appearance, it is presumed the threat wus only a bluster.
The police havo now settled down tu a
regular siege uf the castle, expecting
to starve uut the inmates.
London, Aug. 20.—The news of the
fresh seizures in Behring Sea havo renewed tho discussion. The government orpins, as already cabled, strongly condemn the action of the United
States and demand a cessation of these
outrages upuu the rights nf British
subjects. In npposition to Canadian
indignation, the Radical Stat says that
Canadian feeling is naturally excited
mid if this wholesale confiscation continues the feeling is bound to grow
stronger. It is a disgrace to two civil-
iafid governments, like tho British and
American, that a dangerous sore Bhould
be kept open, aiuiply for the want of
nu intelligent eft'ott to heal it. These
criticisms show that British public
opinion is united in demanding a
change. The press to-day join in the
demand. The Daily News Bays that
tho United States' claim is untenable.
Lord Salisbury must obtain a prompt
acceptance from the United States of
the reported offer of negotiations. It
recognizes the justice of the demand
for n cessation of the seizures and an
early and serious attempt tu settle the
dispute, Public resentment will undoubtedly increase should the United
Status delay acceding to Lord Salisbury's reported offer.
London, Aug. 27.—Ellbits are being made lo induce the gas men to join
ihu striking dock laborers, and thus
plunge the city in darkness.
QuKiii'ic, Aug. 20,—A great sensation reigns in high-toned society hero
just now. Thu story runs that at a
recent dance in the citadel, given by
i.b" vice regal party in honor of tho
officers of the fleet, two lady guests
moving in the front rinks openly
quarrelled, uttd ono uf them so far for-
gut horsolf ns tu draw her baud and
slap her rival in the face. Tbey arc
both nwrried womon, and probably
tho husbands will tako up tbe quarrel.
One of tho latter holds a high ollicial
Toiionto, Aug. 20.—Mrs. Elliott, a
ividuw with soveral children is lying
seriously ill in the genernl hospital
trom the reaults, it in said, of abortion
pel-formed by a man charged with betraying her. Since the death of her
Iiusband, a reapectable mini, the woman has been making a living by
keeping a small store, and getting into
trouble, appealed to hor docoivor to
help her. From tho results of tho
operations b!io tuuk nick and was rein ivod tu tho hospital; hor' recovery io
doubtful. Mrs. Elliott has confessed
tu tlio authorities, who have hoi* caso
iu hand.
Stockton, Aug. 27.—Contrary to
general expectation, district atturnoy
White upponlod boforo justico of the
pence Swain at 0 o'clock this morning
aud asked that the charge against Justice Stephen J. Field, brought on oath
of Mrs. Terry, bo dismissed. It was
so ordered and entered on tho records
of the court.
San Fbanoisco, Aug. 27.—Edwin
R. Eaton and Folix O'Brien, convicted of jury bribing, were sentenced
this morning to six and nine years respectively in tho state prison.
Fuesno, Aug. 27.—At a moeting of
the Fresno county bar, this morning,
called for Ihe purpose of passing resolutions of respect to the memory of
Judge Terry, deceased, the committee
appointed read resolutions of respect,
and they wero unanimously adopted.
Benicia, Cala., Aug. 27.—A lire,
at Port Costa, started about 4 o'olock
this moruing in tho engine room near
the grader, and burnod 50 cars of
wheat and all tho warehouses. The
Armenia, un American ship, floated
down the stream a total loss. The
Langdale, an iron ship, waa saved and
was towed into the stream. Tho ICen-
ilworth, a four mastor, is now burning
and floating down stream, near Valle-
jo. The HouaUar, an iron ship, is
burning near Benicia. The fire boat
frum Mare Island has gone thero to
nssist the yard fire cuinpoiiy. The
Kenilworth had 2,480 tuna aboard,
tho Armenia 400 tun3 nnd the Hon-
uuitr 1000 tuns, making o total of 3,-
000 tuna in nil. Adding the 7,000
tons consumed in tho warehouses
makes a total of 10,800 tons of wheat
destroyed. This amount at to-day's
average quotation, of §20 per ton, represents a luss of §280,000 on wheat
alono. Warehouse No. 2 i3 totally destroyed and the wharf burned down tu
the water's edge. The destruction of
the three ships probably represents a
loss of §200,000, whicli would make a
total loss on tho wheat and other property of nt least §500,000. Nearly
all the property destroyed is covered
by insurance.
Mnsoulc Building, New Westminster,
li. 0. dwlc
Police Court.
(Before 1", C. Atkinson.P. 51., and 1'. Mc-
Tiernnu, 1. P.,)
George, a Langley Indian, pleaded
guilty fo being drunk and having an
.. toxioant in his possession. Son-
. .  ,! deferred.
!,noes Saul, a half breed, was found
in the swamp last night drunk and incapable. He was allowed out this
morning on depositing §o bail, but
failed to show up and the amount was
Harry, a Fort Rupert Indian, was
discovered ou the C. P. N. wharf at
1 o'clock this morning, helplessly
drunk, and lying exposed to the heavy
rain and wind storm then in progress.
But wind and woather, no matter how-
severe, did not annoy Harry and he
slept through it all as peacefully and
undisturbed ub if life had bid farewell
to his body. By his sido lay two bottles of gin, also resting quietly. Case
remanded till to-morrow.
Mamie Allen, Kate McCarthy, Mollie Hall and Dona Ames, all charged
with keeping houses of ill-fame, pleaded guilty and were fined §25 and costs
Jessie Frank, Lizzie Brown and
Nellie Bernell pleaded guilty of being
inmates and were fined §15 and costs
I. rami Indian I'nw Wow.
A great variety of Indian war mid
peace dances took place at Steveston,
a few days ago, whicli wero represented by the following tribes: Mat-la-
Kahtla, Hydahs, Kit-kat-Lah, West-
coast, Rupert, Bella-Bella and Kit-a-
Mats. There wero about seventy-five
performers all dressed in tlieir native
uniform, which was a combination of
gorgeous beauty, hideous extravagance
and artistic neatness. The opening addross was delivered by Robert Ross,
au Indian of the Mat-la-Kahtla tribe,
followed by the chief of the Hydah
tribe, who spoke of their success in
fishing, ita, uud alto of their kind
treatment by the proprietors of the
different canneries. Their musical instruments were numerous, and of nearly every conceivable description, and
they kept perfect time in both choir
and dancing music. A great number
of spectators were present and all ex
pressed themselves as being more than
delighted with the performance, some
of them stating thnt they had seen
many of the best theatrical performances, but nothing before that could
compare with this,
1J Masonic Building, New Westminster; 11. C. dwmyltc
ll«:»i,lll!, JUrt'OI.I, .* .Hi.VNS,
BARRISTERS, SOLICITORS, elc.  Offices—Masonic Buildings, New Westminster, and Vuncouver, B. C.        dwto
Public, &c Olllco in the Hamley
Building, Columbia St., opposite the Colonial Hotel. (Iwnu2tp
GOLD MEDALIST of Uu: Universes of
lho High Court of Justice, Ireland. Offices,
Corner McKenzie & Clarkson Sts., New
Westminster. ilwfe21tc
R'OHITEOT.  Office-Comer Mary am!
k.  Olarkson Sts., Westminster,   dwto
A1.UK11T  J.   HIM.
; noil   DRAUGHTSMAN.      Hamley
Block, New Weslinlnsier. dwilll2:ltc
tsiaie mm
To provide for the Dyking and Draining parts of the Corpc;*--
tion of the District of Surrey.
WHEREAS a majority in number of thu owners as shewn by the  last  revraii;'
assessment roll of the property hereinafter set forth to bo benefited by Him-
dyking and drainage have petitioned tlie Council of the  said District  of  Sumjt
praying for the dyking and drainage of certain lands which aro  the lands lima*
after described, by the construction of certain works winch are tlie works k-ftrcaft-
after provided for;
And WHEBEAS thereupon the said Council procured an ex am mat ion to be maifc.-
by Albert, J. Hill and Company, Engineers and Land .Surveyors, being perse.**-
competent for such purpose, of the said locality proposed to be dyked and drains^
and alao procured plans and estimates of the work to bc made, by the said Alljcit
J. Hill and Company nnd an assessment to be made by them of the real propt.-'ig'1
to bc benefited by such dyking and drainage, stating ay nearly as possible the pn*--
portioa of benelit which in their opinion will be derived in conse'iuencc of sv/At
drainage and deepening by every roud and lot or portion of lot, the aaid assessim;^:
so made aud the report of the said Albert J. Hill aud Company in   respect  tiierejIT
slo Street.
Full List uf  Clt
particular attention
Accurate   informa'.lou   lo   correspond*
ents. dwmj'Cyl
and Suburban Pro-
pald   to Forming
to City Balcery, I will offer for the
nextJlfteen days,
15 PEE-*  CENT,
On all cash pill-chases.
Sign of the "Buffalo."
New Wesl., July 27, IS®.        dwJlHtc
New Westminster, B. C.
Ilnriu; Provincial Agriciiltoral lisbibition,
OOT, 2nd, MjM 4tli, '89
ami of tho said dyking anil drainage I
7Vie lleevc and Council of the CprportUioi
Gentlemen,—We have llie honor I" r
vey of the lauds proposed to I".- reoiuimed
(by Misconstruction of a daiu in Ilo- Si
llio high land on tbo nortb uiul south '■■,:■
mi lister District, and following ihe Bliorc
eonueotlonwith llie'exlstlng system -■'
River) have been curried mil anil Ibi
herewith submitted.
Tho acreage subject to tl,lnt ov,!.il.
I renin high water level, is 7,M8.5i aores, ai
feci, ubovi! exlrc-mo high wtu.er level Is (11:
Tlio acreage of lnml subject toovurllo!
liiL-liway lilillls. is 187.00OOl'eS, and lhc nu
nl, luonc foot above high water mark, wl
Similar lnnd, Included tu the right, o
We submit, thai owing io bem '- I
sehome by hunts from one to thn ;■ i
|U'o|)orlioti of lho assessed cost of con Iti lu
eared wllh lands below om-.'uui above h
Tho land dvke required fm tliepmi i
Info the l'ni-iitloi)ioil,he)ii n ngtii 5. :<i
estimated,lniUSHleillifc ym'dfl, ami - i
motli'i'iite.dimensions. Pruelli-ally ii" u
elea i ing a ml gruhbiug will ho ti minium >
Trusting Unit Hie Inf nation In    w
clent-ls' full and explicit for Hie uiiiuowb
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Tlio adjourned inquest in the celebrated Hicks poisoning case was resinned Friday uight, the coroner summing; up very strongly against the
prisoners. Mrs. Murthuu, uno uf the
principal ivitneaseBB for tho orown,
fainted in Oourt when an iiiionyinuiis
letter addressed to her was read by
tho coroner, threatening her with
death if slio gave ovidence against
the fomalo prisoner. The jury had
not brought in their verdict at an early hour Saturday morning.
Adolph Kit chut, nino yoars old, of
Ht. Vital, Mini., 'was drowned whilo
bathing in tho Red river.
Horse Kiicing, Yaclit Racing,
Boat and Canov Rutin-.',
Athletic Sports,
Lacrosse, Base-ball) Foot-ball,
Hose Reel Contest, and
Rifle matches.
Caledonian d Si Andrew's Society.
Wednesday Morning, Oct. 2nd.
Three Miiiilcil; Aries
Gray, Arid row	
Cann, Ci W	
Brodie, Peter.	
Goorgo, John	
Da-oe, Gordon P...
Will ker, W J	
Walker. W J	
Brown. E, F.slnte...
Brown, E. Estato ...
Robinson, John....
Davis, Henry	
Bell, Rev, Wm	
Rrown, l:hrls	
White, Francis	
Defoe, norilon P	
Dafoe,Gordon P...
Morlun. John T	
Bllnklusop. Wm...
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Robinson, W J.	
Hack, Abraham	
Pemberton, J Ii	
Hnek, i I	
McKenzie, G-orge.
Smith, Wi-iinm	
Boothroyd, A. J	
Yeomans, 11S	
Yeomans. RS .......
Draper, W N	
Brown, SU	
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Johnson, Danl E S13 'A Sec 3, Tp 2 '    33.20
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llnirtlie Ureal. Iniluslrles
at uur Country.
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.     75 (jj 1 0(1
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Eggs,      portion,	
Cordwood (retnlll per cord....
Apples, per box	
Hldos(gi'u) per 100 lbs	
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Wool, pei'lh	
Ileleiu-olojileul Ill-port for lYitcli l^nilliig
Aug.  Mill, 1889.
Sunday 08.0     53.(1     0.48
Monday (1(1.0     51,0
Tuesday, 74,0    60.0
Wednesday 81.0     50.0
Thursdny 73.0    68.il
Friday 00.0    5(1.0    0.85
Oloar, oloudy, light rains.
A. I'uni.E,Capt'n.
Wednesday livening, Oct. 2nd.
Anu whereas tli** said Council ar ■ of opinion that th*
Uh* Incjility described are desirable:
liE IT THKRKFOIU* EXACTED 1>V till; said Municipal Ci)UUtil of   the
of Surrey, pnrsuant to the provisiens of lhe Municipal Act, ISS!), -u*
1. 'J'hat the snid report, plans and estimates lie adopted and the
and drainage and the works connected   therewith   be made and   constructed
accordance therewith, the same boiny hereby determined To   bc in accordavice wiSsi
the provisions of the said act.
2. That for the purpose of paying the sum of $12,000. being tbe amoMS:
charged against tha said lands bo to bo benefited as aforesaid other than roads belonging to the Municipality, there shall be assessed and levied in tlie same inanwa-
and at the samo time as taxes arc loi led upon the lots and parts ui lots in the isawSt.
report and assessment mentioned the several sums with which the same are thcr*n»-
charged, respectively, in two equal parts, one such port iu the year 1S!*0 aud mam-
such part in the year 1801.
3. That for tlie purpose of paying the sum of $400, being the amount asses-asff
as aforesaid against the said ronds of the said Municipality, ono halt purr theretJT
shall be levied (in the same maimer and at the same time as taxes are levied) upaar.
the whole rateable property in tho said District of Surrey in each of tbe said yestrt-u
4. In case of complaint by the owner or any person interested in any propertp-.
assessed whether of over-charge or umlor-charge of any property asse-atr. or tlutJt
property wliich should bo assessed has been wrongfully omitted to be assessed, cvbijit
such complaint and the proceedings in appeal thereon shall be heard and be ha&
and determined as nearly as may be as in the cni-c of an ordinary assessment.
This By-Law mav lie cited tor all purposes as th'; "Surrey l>vking  ami Draittw^
ing By-Law, 1880." *
Passed the Municipal Counoil this tenth day of August, 1SS1I. ,
Reconsidered aud finally passed and the   seal  of  the   Corporation   aprc-iid-siMl
hereto this day of     *    1881).
Torchlight Procession
On I'rlilii)- Evening, Oct. -Ilk.
Excursion Rates from all points,
OD-Fiirlnll liiiorinutlon nnd Prizo Lists
boo small bills.
J. 8. C. PH A9EI1, Treasurer.
iiu22td Secretary.
p.-iioyai, LODGE NO. o. Regular
. _. Moetlnn every Tuesday niglit at 8
o'clock. Oddfellows'lintl. Visiting Brethren welcome—J. E. Knidiit, li, of K. 4 8.
Tlui above"brand of Chemically Pure WHSTS-' S».iKAli> i'- mixed-
aud ground to an impalpable fineness by a new  process invented and'-
controlled by us,   The Lend is snow-whito, '.vorlcs Busy under lho bruslr,
and covers u greater surface than Leads ground in lho ol.i way.
^sTS^.T.ss,szsssntasitLs. ss-sm,
NO. 35.
tmro3aa3aif;.-a;gmgagacni.-Aiu:Jii:'j.'.i ssstsnsm
Weekly British Colli ml-ian
Wednesday nnruiiiR, Aug. Sj, issn.
The temporary breach in our civio
council caused by the resignation,
nearly a montli ago, of then Mayor
'Hendry and Alderman Scoullar, has
been again thoroughly repaired, and
with a full board once more the
council will no doubt enter upon
their onerous duties with renewed
vigor nud purpose to round out in
the four months remaining to them
the good record of tho fore part of
the year, and in this work we predict that the recent additions will
prove a source of strength. The
council, winch lias been a most busy
and energetic one since the lirst, has
still its hn nils full of very important
work, uml the remainder of tlio yoar
will call forth the best endeavors
and the most faithful and tactful
service ot every member of the reconstituted board. Upon the present counoil will depend in a consid-
em'iio measure the success of the
forthcoming exhibition and celebration, for which we bespeak their
hearty support nnd assistance, us we
do also that of every citizen who can
see three inches beforo his nose.
Folio ,ving on the heels of the exhibition will be the reception to his
excellency the uovernor-general, who
has formally suited that he could
not b i in this city until on or about
the tenth of October It will be the
particular business of the mayor and
council, in conjunction with every
loyal and patriotic citizen, to see
that the vice-regal visitors are fittingly received and entertained, and
in this we believe the council will
acquit themselves creditably. In
this connection we might mention
that a portion of the preparations
for the exhibition celebration, such
as the proposed arches and other
adornments, will probably be found
to come in conveniently for the governor general's reception, coming as
it will so soon after the exhibition.
Westminster must do itself honor
on both these occasions, and to do
so will require the cordial co-operation of all. To return to the subject
more particularly, the present council will not only have to carry on the
important street improvements already so energetically begun, but
will be called upon to deal with
critical phases of those momentous
questions, the Southern Railway and
Hie water works. Other impending
duties might be mentioned, all of
which would go to increase the conviction that our city fathers have no
holiday tusk to perform, at this stage
especially of the city's history and
progress. They will certainly deserve all honor and credit if they
fulfill their onerous and multifarious
duties as well for the remainder of
the year as they have in the past,
and we have every confidence that
this will be the case.
The election in Victoria city last
Wednesday resulted as was generally
expected. Hon. Theodore Davie, the
new attorney-general, was elected
by a fair majority over his opponent,
Dr. Milne. The latter, however,
polled a respectable vote, when the
total number of votes cast is considered, and this will doubtless be
accepted as a measure of consolation
by the opposition and Dr. Milne
himself, although it was probably
due more to the personality of the
opposition candidate than to his politics that he polled the vote ho did.
The contest as to the issues which
either party attempted to force to
the front was not without interest,
and the different stand taken on the
Oanadian Western Railway question by the two candidates and their
supporters is especially worthy of
remark. Mr. Davio, as our readers
have already Jieen informed, had but
one plan!: in his platform, and that
plank was, most emphatically, the
Canadian Western Railway — the
Oanadian Wostern or "bust," was
practically the attorney-general's
war-cry. In this he was, with a
seeming reluctance at first, supported
by tlie Colonist, the acknowledged
government organ of Victoria, but
Mr. Davie's colleagues in the cabinet carefully avoided any specific
endnrsation of the attorney-general's
■Canndian Western "talk." Dr.
Milne, of the opposition, heartily
supported by the Times, ridiculed
Mr. D ':-' "railway policy," arguing iu i-ft'ect that everything reasonable lind In-eu already, done for the
Canadian Western, that it was now
the business of its promoters to go
ahead on the strength of their charter and land subsidy of last session,
and charged the government
candidate with dishonestly raising
an issue that was no issue. On the
other hand, the public school ant,
with its recent amendments, was
-brandod us a "political machine" by
Dr. Milne and the Times and put forward as tho chief issue in the contest. But, owing to the blundering
of the opposition candidate on this
question, by laying stress upon a
olause which was not in the act, and
it   being  clearly shown that as a
school trustee he had quite recently
tacitly approved of provisions which
as a candidate he condemned, Dr.
Milne and his party lost rather than
gained by their handling of the
school question. While a considerable number of tho Victoria electors
could hardly have been satisfied at the
manifest lack of emphatic endorsa-
tion by the other members of the
government of Mr. Davie's ultra
railway gush, still they judged,
rightly enough from their standpoint,
no doubt, that, as between a man
who promised so much—and withal,
judged by his record in the house,
was known to be an enthusiastic
Canadian Western "boomer"—and
a man that promised nothing, but
honestly admitted that the railway
iu question had ■ got its start, their
safest policy was to elect the former,
more especially as he would constitute their third representative in a
strong government, while his opponent would rest under tho disability
of occupying a bench in tho "cold
shades." Who shall say that Victoria did not consult her own interests in the vote of Wednesday! As to
the question of more provincial aid
for the Canadian Western Railway,
tlie province at large will have
something to say. The Columbian
will not be Bilent on the question.
The vacancy in the oabinet has
been filled and the appointment
ratified by the electors. The next
political event in the province is tho
election of a representative for Lillooet district. Mr. D. M. Eberts,
barrister of Victoria, has been already mentioned as the prospective
member for Lillooot. Mr. Eberts
would undoubtedly make a very
creditable representative for any
constituency, and perhaps tho people of Lillooet may feel somewhat
ilattered at the prospect of being
represented again by a legal luminary of the capital city; but a proper
self-respect and regard for their
best interests in the long run should
lead the electors of any constituency
to prefer, if possible, to select their
representative from among themselves. We hope to see the people of
Lillooet district recongnizing this
principle in the present emergency
and determining to discourage once
and for all the practice, not com
uiendable but in exceptional circumstances, of electing a non-resident
to represent a constituency in which
he has no interests and about which
he can know little or nothing except in a general way. Mainland
men we should have for the mainland, at least, wherever possible.
We believe Mr. Eberts would make
a very creditable und useful member of the local legislature, but we
should like to see Lillooet have a
representative of its own.
Children Cryfor
At first races between ocean
steamships were deprecated as dangerous, and the companies emphatically denied thu newspaper reports
of such and such a steamer racing
with another. Now that the public
mind is familiarized with the idea,
and no injury seems to have beon
done to transatlantic travel, the
racing is done quite openly. Steamers belonging to several of the lines
running into New York aro now
urged to full speed in order to make
a record, not for safety, but for fast
travelling. An accident will happen during one of these contests,
and then we shall have steamship
owners clamoring denials that racing
had anything to do with it. The
price paid will perhaps be costly in
life and money, but then the most
valuable experience always comes
An Illinois postmaster has written
a funny letter to President Harrison. He is a Democrat, and without waiting to be turned out quietly
sent in his resignation, expressing
the following sentiments; "Whilo
the office has agreed with me I have
in the main agreed with the ollicu,
and while 1 might resonably entertain the hope of holding on for eight
months longer, yot I feel it my
duty to tender you my resignation.
Being a Democrat, I have preached
that 'to the victors belong the spoils.'
[ feel disposed to practioe that which
I preach. Your immediate predecessor hoped to build up his party
by keeping tho opposition in office.
You are probably aware, if you are
at all familiar with the vocabulary,
of the true and trite saying that his
name is now 'Dennis.' I am moved,
further, to tender you my resignation, because of the anxiety of a barnyard full of patriots to succeed rae.
I believe that a tariff is a tax. They
do not. Therefore, they are of your
own birth and kindred, and he who
provides not for his own household
is worso than an infidel, I am told
that you are not built that way."
If anyone wonders how so witty a
man hid himself away in a country
postmastership it is sufficient to
know that by profession he is a
newspaper editor, who took a respite
from duty for four years, and now
returns willingly to the task of
moulding public opinion.
Pitcher's Castoria.
ttf. , i      . nn    ri-r„r-., i> j
it'JnL Mno liLlJUii-iL
{From Daily Columbian, Auy. 21.)
The Royal City Mills are running
night and day at presont.
The ohief of police is on the war-
palli after all business men who have
neglected to lake out the necessary
trades license.
The sports committee met last night
and made arrangements to hand over
the management of the Scottish games
to the St. Andrew's and Caledonian
The lecturo given by Rev. T. De
Wilt Talmage at Vancouver, last
niglit, was very largely attended, and
thoroughly enjoyed by the whole
The contractors for the carpenter
work un tho new Powell block are
Murchie, Bonson & Shiles. In mentioning this contract yesterday Mr.
Murchio's niinio was omitted.
The fruit receipts, per steamer und
rail, are steadily ou tlie increase, and
tho quantity recoived up to date has
been something onoriiious. Tho quantity of fruit for oxport thiB year, from
all parts of tlio district, is much greater
than evor bofore.
The Jlyacko racing team was out for
practice last uight in full force and
nent through the whole programme in
good stylo. From the work being
done by tho team it is quite evident
the Hyack racors havo tlie stuff in
them to win a leading place in thu
coming tournament.
Tho str. Rainbow will make no further trips to Vancouver, but will make
three regular weekly trips between
Westminster nnd Victoria, the increasing trade on the Fraser necessitating
this change. The Rainbow left for
Victoria this morning with 20 passengers and 25 tons of farm produce.
To Win. Scafo, jr., belongs the
honor of having shot what is probably
the largest eagle ever "bagged" in
these parts. Tho bird measures 7
feet 6 inches from tip to tip of the
outstretched wings, and 1ms talons that
would do credit to a full-grown bear.
It was shot at Long Lake early yesterday morning.—Colom'st.
The salmon run was again light
last night and oven the few boats that
were fishing failed to average 100 fish
each. The most of the canneries are
shut down at present for the purpose
of catching up with work and to prepare new material for the cohoe run.
Several of the cannerymen are satisfied
with their pack and will not re-open
this year.
After the lacrosse match on Saturday, in which the Montreal team badly
defeated tho Ottawas, four goals to
one, the feeling ran very high, and it
was feared there would be trouble if
the men met. A meeting took place
in the Occidental restaurant late at
night, and words ensued. A quarrel
followed, and those outside were
startled by pistol reports. The affair
is hushed up, nothing being known in
police circles about it.
Tho contract for tho market building to be erected on Westminster
avenue having been awarded to H. S.
Keefer, work will be commenced without delay. It is understood that J.
G. Mncdonalti, at one time nf Winnipeg, is connected with Mr. Reefer in
this contract and will look after the
work. The figuro for which the contractor has agreed to build the market,
exclusive of weigh scales and other
fixtures, is ¥15,504.—World.
News was recoived ot Victoria last
evening of the capture of two more
Victoria sealing schooners in Behring
Sea, tho Pathfinder and the Minnie;
the former is owned by Carne & Mun-
cie, and the latter by Capt. Jacobson.
The news was brought by Capt. Algor,
of the schooner Annio 3. Alger, who
loft his craft at Noah Bay and came
up by canoe. The Ariel and the
Theresa, Capt. Alger says, were also
boarded by tho officers of the Rush,
and although they had skins on board
were allowed to go. They are both
American boats. The Pathfinder at
the time of the seizure had 800 skins,
and the Minnie 800.
Accidentally Klllcil.
A sad accident occurred at tho junction this aftornoon wheroby a well
known "'Old Timer" lost his life. Tlio
victim of tint accident was John O'Donnell, a well known caltlo man, and
formerly uno uf the best known figures
in Onril oo. Ho was climbing nitia
emtio car when thu locomotive shunted
on to thu train, uud tho forco of the
collision throw O'Donnell from his
fouling to the truck. Ho wns instantly
run over anil killed. Only one person
saw tho accidont, a cattlo man mimed
Wilson. No lilinno is attached to anyone. Mr. Ferris is at the junction
holding an inquest.
A Vancouver Till lilt.
A gentleman in connection with
the fisherios department, who visited
Vancouver on Monday, informs us
that the Inlet is swarming with hump
back salmon, which annually visit
these waters for tho purposo of depositing their spawn in lho little creeks
that empty into the gulf. Our informant also says that the Indiana uud
others aro making good wages catching
the humpbacks and supplying the
samo to tho Vancouvorites, who, poor
creatures, evidently don't know that
even a hungry Siwash considers thom
unlit for food. There is no law prohibiting tho sale of humpbacks, and, of
course, thero is no law to prevont
Vancouvorites eating them, but if the
terminal peoplo mUHt liavo fish and aro
not financially ablo to purchase an eat-
ablo article, the peoplo of Wostnunstar
ure willing to sond the first relief in
tho shape of a car load nf dainty suckeyes. It is l'oally too bad that Vancouvorites nre so reduced as to be
forced to cat n fish thnt Is generally
considered unfit for food.
Klected   fo I'tll lhe   Vacancies at lhe
dlvlu Heard.
The election to-duy, to elect two
aldermen to till the vacancies at the
civio board, was a very quiet affair,
and lacked enthusiasm from tho opening to the closing of the polls. As
will be seen by tho figures below, the
voto was very small indeed, whon it is
considered the voters' list comprises
over 700 names. Thoro was no at-
tompt at organization by parties, as it
was thoroughly understood that all
three uf the candidates were in completo accord with the present progressive polioy of the city. Following is
the result of the voting:
W.H. Keary 105
B. W. Shiles  94
J. W. Harvey  55
Messrs. Keary and Shiles wero declared duly oleoted.
The Toronto Fair.
Mr. Seitz, secretary uf the Britisli
Columbia exhibit to tho Toronto industrial fair, was iu tho city yesterday
stirring up intending exhibitors, and
canvassing others who would bo likely
to send goods to the show. Ho reports fruit exhibits already received
are very fine indeed, and exhibits
from all parts of the district are being
received every day. The exhibits of
British Columbia wood promise to be
very fine, and will be one of tho most
interesting features in connection with
tho provincial court. The cannerymen have promised to send samples
of cannod salmon, but only a few of
them havo come to the scratch so far.
Mr. Seiiz ia anxious that this branch
of the display should be very complete,
and the canners are urged to sond in
their exhibits with tho least possible
delay. The lust car will be packed ou
tho 28th inst. which fact intending exhibitors should bear in mind and
govern themselves accordingly.
The Old  Story.
About 11;30 o'clock this morning a
stray horse and cow, who had apparently struck up a sort of tramp friendship, meandered down Columbia street
and stopped opposite the Bank of
British Columbia. The attractive interior of the building, so plainly visible
through the polished plate glass windows, induced the animals to take a
closer look, and for this purpose they
stepped onto the sidewalk, The heaps
of green bank lutes had a powerful
effect on tho cow, and it stuck its nose
against the window and tried to breatho
in their fragrance through the glass.
The horse, however, could find no
satisfaction in such an empty feast,
and movod down to Woods, Turner &
Gamble's window, where, to all appearances, it gave the quattz specimens
and insurance notices a critical inspection. After satisfying their curiosity
to the fullest extent, the animals directed their course up town, presumably to inspect the street improvements
and report to their fellows tho destruc-
ion of so much valuable pasturage now
being wrought by these same improvements. And the burning question of
the day still is "when, oh when, will
wo have a pound!"
The 1,1(1 uor License lly-law.
In tho supreme court of  British  Columbia: In the matter of  the   "Liquor License By-low,   1889,"   and
in the matter of  tho   "Now  Westminster Act, 1888."
Upon hearing Mr. McColl, of counsel for John Rankin, and Mr. Taylor, of
counsel tor the corporation of tho city
of New Westminster, and the mayor
and aldermen thereof, 1 do order that
su much of Section 29 us   purports  to
authorize the imposition of 0 months'
imprisonment, nnd so much of Section'
39 as purports to  authorize  the  imposition of 3 months, bo and is hereby
quashed und set asido, and I refuse to
quash auy other portion  of  the  said
by-law. J. F. McCrekiht, J.
Mr. McColl has given notice of an
appeal from this decision.
Police Oourt.
Before  T.   C.   Atkinson, P. M.
Wm, Reidt, charger! with having in
his possession an unstamped set of
scales, plotided not guilty. Mr. Jones,
the inspector uf weights and measures,
gave ovidenoe as to finding the scales,
seizing them and tho defendant's resistance, of the seizure. Fined §5 and
Win. Heidi, charged with wilfully
obstructing the inspector of weights
and measures in tbe discharge of his
duty, pleaded not guilty. The chargo
was proved and a lino of S100 and
costs was imposed. Mr. Jonns appeared for tho prosecution.
J. W. Winger, charged on information of Chiof of police Pearco with
carrying on a draying ' businesa without a licoiiBO. Fined §10 and the
amount of the license.
Benjamin Yeomans, charged with
criminal assault, remanded till Monday.
James Tiornay, charged with interfering with tho ptilica in tho discharge
of their duty. Romandod till to-morrow.
Cits' Council.
An adjourned meeting of the city
oouncil was hold yesterday after-
nuon, when a report from the waterworks onginecra was presented and
adopted. This report was quito voluminous and oet out fully the plans of
tho main pipo and distribution system.
Throo schomes wero submitted—ono
on the principle of direct pressure
from the Ooquitlam, another proposing
to moke uso of a reservoir on top of
tiie hill, and tho third proposing diroot
pressure for tho higher levels and supply from a rosorvoir for the lower lev
els. By resolution of council these
plans were ordered to be submitted to
Mr. J. T. Fanning, who is regarded
as the highest authority in Amerioa on
hydraulic engineering, the council
making it a necessary condition that
any scheme adopted must contaiu
provision for a full supply of water on
the highest levels with sufficient pressure fur fire purposes.
The council then went into consideration of tho Southern Railway proposals, and the following report of
the oommittee was adopted:
To the Mayor and Council oj the City of
New Westminster.
Gentlemen:—Tho committee to whom
was referred tlio communication of the
president of the Southern Railway Co.
beg leave to report as follows:
Your committeo met the engineers of
tlie Southern Railway Co. and examined
with them the route by which tho railway proposos to pass through tho city.
This route commences nt tho point whero
tho proposed freo railway and traffic
bridge touches the north hank of the
Frasor, within tho old city limits; thence
along Front street, crossing custom house
square to tho intersection' of Richard
stroet; thonce along, Richard streot to
the intersection of Royal avenue and
Edinburgh street, where the free railway and traffic bridgo to Lulu Island is
to be located.
Having considered the matter with
representatives of the Railway Co.,
your committee is of opinion that tho
only basis upon which au arrangement
can bc reached satisfactory to the said
company is to grant the following:
A bonus of §150,000; tho pleasure
grounds, except sufficient for tho widening of Columbia street to the width of
99 feet from lot 10 iu block 7 to the
north-eastern boundary of the city, provided that in tho event of excavations
being made so as to endanger Columbia
street, the Southorn Railway undertakes
to construct a retaining wall for the protection of said streot to tho satisfaction
of the city engineer; a lease of 10 water
lots for a period of 99 years at a rental
of §1 per year; any rights the city may
have in the iands between Webster s
wharf and the Royal City Planing Mills
Co.'s property; the right of way through
all streets and other property controlled
by the city along the route as hereinbefore described; a grant of 400 acres of
land on tliat part of Lnlu Island within
the city limits, said grant to bo conditional upon tho company's undertaking
to construct and maintain a railway and
freo traffic bridge across tho North Arm
of tho Frasor river from somo point at or
near tho intersection of Royal avenue,
Richard st. and Edinburgh Bt. to the
said lands, to dyke the wholo of the
lands on Lulu Island lying within the
city limits, to construct a wagon road
across said lands to connect with the
municipality of Richmond, to construct
a canal through said lands and through
a portion cf Richmond municipality sufficient for the efficient drainage of said
lands, and to perform all other conditions mentioned in Vie. 52, Cap. 21,
Statutes of British Columbia, tho company further agreeing to permit the Vic.
toria, Saanich k New Westminster Railway, or any other railway seeking an
entranco to the eity access .to and running powers over said bridge on fair and
reasonable terms; grant of Lytton square;
exemption from taxation of all property
belonging to the company within tho
city limits for a period of twenty-five
years; and that a by-law in conformity
with the above bo submitted to the ratepayers as early ns possible all of which
is respectfully submitted.
Notico was given of a by-law to
grant a bunus to the railway company
on the above basis.
Council adjourned fill Monday next
at 8 p. m.
Prom .Maple Itiilttn.
A mooting of the farmers of Maple
Ridge was held in tho town hall ou
Saturday evening, 17th inst., and although the weather wna very unfavorable, tho district wns fairly represented. By tho unanimous vote of the
meeting Mr. Harris was elected chairman, in the cuutse of his remarks
Mr. Harris said that he regretted exceedingly thut, owing to the inolemonoy
of tlio weather, many of the loading
dairymen were unuble to be presont,
The object of tho meeting wns to lay
before the farmers a proposition to
forma joint stock company for the
purpose of manufacturing cheeso and
butter, also for the purpose of manufacturing preserved fruit. Mr. Harris
emphasized the fact that numerous advantages wuuld accrue from the farmers receiving ready money fur their
produce, referring briefly to the beneficial effects that followed the inception
of choose 'factories in Ontario. Considerable discussion followed the remarks of Mr. Harris, Mr. Ferguson
pointed "lit that a large quantity uf
canned fruit was annually shipped iuto
this district from furei;;n markets, a
state ut affairs that Bhould no longer
exist, as Maplo Ridge is preeminently
adapted fur Fruit oulture nnd a great
dual tif fruit is wasted every season for
want uf proper facilities fur canning.
Thu opinion of nearly all present was
thut a creamery would bo preferable
to a cheese factory. It was then moved
by Mr. J. W. Sinclair, seconded by
Mr. Laity, and oarried Unit a joint
stock company be organized, tho capital stock to ho 85,000, divided into
shares of S10 each. A coniinitteo wus
then appointed to wait upon the farmers in the neighborhood, discuss the
matter with them, tuul milieu tho'r cooperation in the proposed movement.
On motion of Mv Hampton, seconded
by Mr. Laity, it vvns resulved to adjourn the meoting until the Slst inst.,
to afford tho committee time to gain
the required informrtion.—Com.
Lady Selkirk, daughtor-in-luw of
Lord Selkirk, founder of the Rod rivor
Bettlemont, has intimated her intention to donate a large sum for the erection of a church in Winnipog. She
will viait Manitoba this fall to lay tho
corner stono.
Tho banquet at Regina Monday
night, to Mr. Dcwdnoy. minister of
the interior, wns atlondod by 250 citizens and was a big succoss. Speeches
woro delivered by Mr. Dewdney,
Lieut-Gov. Royal, Mr. Davin, and
others. The minister was to leave for
Saltcoats yesterday and proceeds to
the const in o few days.
Absolutely Pure.
This powder never varies. A marvel of
purity, 8trenut.li ami wholesomeufins. More
economic-iil tlinn the ordinary kinds, and
cannot, be sold in compelition with the
multitude of low test, short weight alum
or phosphate powders. Sold only in cans,
Hoyal Baking Powmin Co.ll0&Wall8t,t
New York. Sfely
In the Estato of Loftus E, McInnes,
■igninstthe<-slat**o( the lale Loftus
R. Mclnnes are herohy notified that unless tlielr claims ure furnished to the
Executor, Jiuuo.-- A. Robinson, before the
expiration of three months from this
date, the Executor will not bo responsible
for their payment. All debts due the estate to be pnld at once.
Bated this 8th day of Jnne, 168!).
Je8-dwl-wm8 Now Westminster.
Corbett & Kennedy,
Front Street,       New Westminster,
above line, wo respectfully sollclta
share of the trade, and trust by careful
attention to orders and moderate charges
to merit the same, Experienced work-
men; satisfaction guaranteed.
Estimates furnished forGnlvanized Iron
Cornice, Rooflnjj, Plumbing, Gas-fitting,
Steam and Hot water Heating, &o.
IW Entrnnee to premises on Mary St.,
ln rear of Bank of B. O. dwmh9tc
Samuel Mellard,
Dealer ln Cutlery, Earthenware,
Books, Stationery and Medicines.
Land Agent, Conveyancer, and
Notary Public.
Agent for "lhe Columbian."
Post Oflice Address, Chilllwhack.
wje20tc .	
Baok of Montreal.
CAHTAL (all paid up),
SI 2,000,000
Head Office, - Montreal.
KIR II. A. SMITH, K. O. M. G.-Prcsiilcut.
d, A. DRUMMI1.NI>, Esil.-Vli'O-l'rosldent
W.J. BUCHANAN-Gcneml Manager.
Eng.: New York, C'IiIcoko. and In all
the principal cities and towns in Canada.
Interest allowed oo special doposlts.
Mahaoxr, Vancouver.
Son-AoKNT, Now Westminster.
him of taioral
.;iSA, £&,, i$i,&\j-i.",A\&Jb*},
Begs to announce that lie has
removed to storo in  .
Opposite Masonic Building,
Family Groceries
Columliln Street,       New ires! minster,
noldwly VOLUME 34.
NO. 35.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning, Ans. 88, 1889.
(From Daily Columbian, Aug, 22.)
Robert McKco is calling for tenders
ior the erection of a ohurch for the
Presbjterian congregation at Langley
Prairie.   Sou adv.
The election yesterday for Victoria
Oity District resulted as follows: Hon.
Theodoro Davie, b7S votes; Dr. Milno,
407 votes, Majority for Mr. Davie,
111 votes.
Constable Armstrong wen! out to
Mud Bay this morning to capture an
insane peraon who is said to be creating
consternation among the residents of
that locality.
The coronor'a jury in tho ease of
Alox McQuarrie, run ovor and killed
on Monday by the Atlantic express,
near Hastings, brought in u verdiot
acquitting tho enginoer of any blume.
A woman who refused to obey an
ordor issued by the police magistrate
at Vancouver, but instead fled to this
oity, was arrested to-day by Mr.
Moresby and sent back to Vancouver
in charge of a constable.
The polico mndo a largo number of
arroBts to-day, principally for drunk-
eness. One inebriate was so completely overcome by whiskey that Constable Smith thought ho was dead, but
on oloser inspeotion it was found ho
was only sleeping.
The semi-annual general meeting of
the Now Westminster building sooiety
will bo held in tho court house, on
Saturday 31st inst. at 8 p. m. 'The
election of officers anil the drawing of
the 12th appropriaiou of $1,000 will
take place at this meeting.
Mr. J. W. Yankoughiiet, deputy
minister of the Indian department,
Ottawa, who has been in the city for
tho past week loft lor Vancouver today. Mr. Vankoughnot, in company
with Mr. P. McTieman, Indian agent,
has visited nil the neighboring Indian
villages, and inspected their oondition,
and with which be was vory much
Iu our advertising columns to-day
will be found somo particulars of the
grand celebrntion which is being prepared for exhibition week. The sports
committees are working most indofati-
gablyand as will be soon by thoadvertise-
niont, havo arranged for n splendid
programme, which only requires the
nearly co operation of tho citizens to
make the exhibition occasign a brilliant
TnE Columdiah is indebted to Mr.
W. Norman Bole Q. C, M. P. P., for
a half dozen samples of peaches grown
on his Bolcarra estate, North Arm of
Burrard Inlet. The fruit is of superior
quality and flavor, large, well colored
and decidedly luscious, in fact about as
fine spocimens of the poach family as
can be grown in this or any otlier
country. Mr. Bole reports that his
fruit yield this year is very heavy, and
excellent both in appearance and quality- .
Southern Hallway Progress.
The work of construction on tho
Southern Railway progresses very
satisfactorily, and everything is reported in a flourishing condition. Mr.
Loamy reports that he has let 67 subcontracts, which aro now under way.
A large force of Chineso aro expooted
to begin work to-morrow, and this
contingent will be roinforcod early
next week. If the prosent fine werlhor
lasts, all the grading and ditching on
the low lands will be completed oarly
this fall.
The Salmon Industry.
The suckeyes came to tho foro again
last night in large nuinbors, the boats
averaging 200 fish each, though some
netted as high as 300. According to
tho now fisheries regulations tho season for netting sockoyea expires on
Saturday, 24th inst., and the cohoo
season opens on September 1st. In
the interval spring salmon nets will be
used. If the cohoo run is up to the
mark the present pack will bo increased
by 40,000 or 50,000 oases. The canneries aro getting everything in readiness for tho final pack of  the  soason.
Tlio Ilyacks -Fund.
Tho collectors of subscriptions for
the purposo of raising a fund to sond
tho Hyack racing team to Tacoma, are
not moeting with tho liberal support
oxpoctcd. In most instances tlie subscriptions aro ridiculously small,
which is not encouraging. Nearly
overy citizen wishes to see tho tiro
brigado in un ofliciout atate, but when
it comos to dollars and cents in a onso
of this kind their appreciation as gung-
od by tho money already subscribed,
is not vory keen. Give tho firoinen a
hearty support for thoy aro worthy of it.
Uhvnsli Inarnlltudo.
William Hoc, who has bceu tile only
connecting link between the city and
tho Poplar Island hospital since the establishment of the lattor institution,
now languishes in the lockup, having
fallen into tho clutches of tho law by
supplying a vagrant Capo Mudge Indian with a bottlo of ryo whiskey.
Roe has had much spare time on his
hands of lata, and whon not occupied
In sleeping off the effects of a previous
spree, usually busied himself in filling
his coppers for another bout with his
favorito antagonist. To-day Roe forgot himself so far as to take n Siwash
into his confidonce, with tho rosult that
both got drunk and woro arrostod, tho
Indian proving his ingratitude by
turning informer on tho unfortunate
Children Cryfor
('rioter River improvements.
Mr. F. C. Gamble, prosideut government engineer of the department
of publio works, is culling for tenders
for the work to be undertaken this
year in connection with the improvements at the mouth of the Fraser river,
and for which an appropriation was secured by Mr. D. Chisholm, M. P., at
the last sitting of tho Dominion parliament. Plans and specifications can
bo aeon at the post office, and tenders
will be reoeived up to noon of Thursday, 20th inst.
A Noted Visitor.
Dr. Shepherd, professor of anatomy
McGill university, and surgeon of tho
Montreal general hospital, arrived in
the oity last niglit and remoined tho
guost of Dr. Fagan until this afternoon, when he left for home by the
Atlantic express. During his short
viait Dr. Shepherd visited St. Mary's
hospital, Loidlaw's cannery, the penitentiary and the Royal City Mills,
with allot which ho was highlydelighted.
With tho city itself ho was more than
pleased, and deeply regretted that
his stay was necessarily so short. Before loaving he paid Oapt, Peelo a
visit and received as a present the
skull of a British Columbia cougar,
which he promise to place iu the university musoum.
The Exhibition Celebration.
The executive and sub-committees
met ut tho oity hall last uight. The
sports committee reported that the
sub-committee on athletic sports had
been discharged and the St. Andrews
and Caledonian sooiety had beon op-
pointed a sub-committee in its stead.
Tho committee recommended the orec-
tiou of a grand stand and the fencing
of tho course to preveut crowding by
spectators. It was also decided to give
membors of visiting athletic clubs
complimentary tickets to the citizens
ball. The committee favored the giving of medals instead of monoy to the
winners of the football and lacrosse
matches. The horso racing and boating committees reported tho appropriations required. The decoration committoe reported having arranged with
Mr. Lyal for 2,500 Chinese lanterns;
also that a sub-committee have been
appointed to confer with the cannerymen, lumbermen, and merchants,
with tho view of getting assistance
in erecting arches. The report
of the fireworks committee was
received. A communication from the
Knights of Phythias was received,
promising that thut order will bo
largely represented in the procession.
An invitation committoe composed of
the following was appointed: Tho
mayor and aldermen, ex-Mayor Hendry, D. Chisholm, M. P., and W.
Norman Bolo, M. P. P.
On motion the old collecting committee was discharged and the followingap-
pointed in its stead: The mayor and
Messrs. J. S. 0. Fraser, G. H. Raymond, A. Ewen, Jas. A. Laidlaw, D.
S. Curtis andW. Wolfenden. The
meeting thon adjourned till Wednesday ovening, 28th inst.
The Athletic Exhibition.
The Y. M. C. A, gymnastic class as-
sault-at-arms took place in the drill
shed last night before a good sized
audience. The hoodlum element was
in attendance, as usual, and boing unablo to appreciate things it hnd novor
seen before made itself conspicious by
cat calls, shouting and stamping. To
such un oxtent was this carried that
Mr. Davie, gen. sec, was forced to get
up and remind tho disturbers thnt they
had como in on doad head tickets, and
the least thoy could do was to koep
quiet. Barring this annoyance, however, tho oxhibition passed off well,
the class acquitting themselves admirably in evon the most dillicult exercises. Considering that tho class
was organized only a couplo of months
ago, it certainly was surprising to soe
tho ease and graco with which the class
work, tumbling, club swinging, parallel bar exeroisos, olo., were performed.
The individual fonts, particularly some
of those ou the horizontal bar by
Messrs. Kny and Oliver, wero vory
well dono. Au amusing part of the
programme was tho representation of
an encounter between two knights "of
the days of old"; thoy woro mounted
on fiery woollen steeds, and after Indulging in somo heroic talk camo to
blows, tho battle ending by one horse
with his ridor boing upset and consequently placed hors de combat. The
concluding feature of tho ontortnin-
niont consisted of antique statuary.
Tho posing in this was extremely fino
and effective, and tho tableaux were
heartily applauded. On tho whole tho
exhibition wns a grand success, and
Mr. Graham, tho instructor is to bo
congratulated upon the state of proficiency to which in so short a timo ho
lias brought his pupils- It is probable
tlio eiitorliiiiimont will bo repeated lie-
fore lung, and there is no doubt, if it
ii, th-i publie will thoroughly appreciate it.'
.Sni'Ei ;n u K-rccCtttuir.
Yestorday morning Captain Ham-
mot, of II. M. S. "Swiftsure," gavo
permission to one of his bluejackets,
at tho request of the principals of the
contral scliool, allowing him to visit,
tho school in tho afternoons until further notico for the purposo of giving
tho young ladies of thn upper divisions
lessons in fancy work with the needle uud silk. Tho mnn soul is a clever and oxcollout workman in this
direction, and specimens of his handiwork, wliich have been on exhibition
for somo days, are most beautifully
finished, It is rumored thnt tlio making of a patohWork quilt to bo presented to tho Victoria hospitals will be
tho lirat work "F the pupils.- Cu'oiii'iit.
Pitcher's Castoria.
(From Daily Columbian. Aug. 23.)
Tho foundation for tho new Bushby
block is almost completed.
Dr. Fagan has been appointed provincial secretary of the Canadian
Medical Association.
The C. P. R. management made the
very liberal offer of half fares and
freight ratea througout the Pacifio division for all passengers and exhibits
for the provincial exhibition.
Tho financial district meeting of the
Methodist church was hold in this city
on Wednesday latt, Rev. E. Robson
presiding. There waa a full attendance and vory encouraging reports
wore presented from tho various circuits and missions in the district.
Mr. Morrow, secretary of the Viotoria lacrosse olub, hus sent word to
the effect thut a team will come to
Wostminstor on Saturday, 31st inst.,
to try conclusions with the Royal city
team. Steady practice will now be
necessary on the part of tho Westminster team till the date of the match.
At tho district court today, Capt.
Pittendrigh presiding, tho Bon Accord
Packing Co. was fined $5 and costs
for fishing salmon dining prohibitory
hours. The Sea Island Canning Co.,
was also fined a similar amount on the
same charge. Two othor canneries
will come beforo tho court this week
on the same charge.
Ex-Alderman Farley, of Toronto,
who paid Westminster a visit a few
weeks ago has returned home and is
staggering the Toronto people with
wonderful yarns about the Paoific provinco. Among his fish yarns is ono to
the effect that over 1,000,000 cases of
salmon were packed on tho Fraser
this season.   Well done, Farley!
The Vancouver and Victoria lacrosse
clubs will probably meet at Kamloops
on Sept. 10th, during the tournament
thore, and settle the question of
superiority which Vancouver will not
admit belongs to Victoria, lt is quite
possible a Westminster team will be in
Kamloops on the same day, and it is
also possible that the medals will come
to the royal city.
The inquest on the body of John
O'Donnell, killed at the Junction on
Wednesday, resulted in a verdict of
"accidental death." The accident was
the result of carelessness on the part
of deceased and no blame is attached to
any of the train crew. The sad death of
O'Donnell is deeply regretted by the
many old Caribooites in this city, with
whom in days gone by he was a general
Mr. W. Wolfenden, president of the
N. W. Riflo Association, paid Vancouver a viait yesterday and made arrangements with Mr. D. E, Brown,
district passenger agent, for a cheap
excursion rate, over the Canadian
Paoifio Railway, tor the members of
the Westminster riflo toam who intend
going to Ottawa to take part in the
Dominion rifle association matches.
Two membors ot the team have left for
Ottawa and the other three will leave
within a few days.
This afternoon an unfortunate Siwash, who had just laid in his winter's
supply of crockery and chinawure,
and who was intent upon carrying the
package down to his canoe, in an evil
moment turned his eyes to smile on a
cross-eyed kloochman, clad in a handsomo yellow calico wrapper, and stumbled and fell, the crockeryware breaking into smithereens, The Siwash did
not say anything, but the look he gave
the kloochman would have petrified
her on the spot had she not been crosseyed and unable t > take in the situation at a single glance.
81111 Banning Well.
W. H. Vinnen sent out one spring
Balmon net last night, and tho result
was 15 fine 'large spring salmon and
65 sockoyes. Tho sookeyes were all
"bridled," that is, the cords of the net
were caught betweon tho jaws of the
fish. The moshes of the spring net
aro lavgo enough to allow a sockeyo
to pass through, and the only chanco
of those fish being caught is by brid*-
ling. The sockeyo catch last night
averaged over 200 to tho boat, and
thoro is no apparent sign  of  the run
—, ^
Homeward Round.
The Boizod scalers, Pathfinder and
Minnie, have followed the noble example of the schooner Black Diamond,
and nre now homeward bound with tho
prize crewa aboard. Thoy were 3pokon
a few days ago and are ltouily expected to arrive at Victoria. Ono thing
seems quito evident, that the British
Columbia scalers aru not tho mon to
quietly submit to seizure and imprisonment whon a loop holo for escape is loft open. The outcome oftho
seizures will probably bo that at tho
end of tho soason tho gallant commander of the United States vessel Rush
will find himself minus his crow, and
liis government nono tho richer for all
lho trouble it has taken ill the matter.
lhe Chilliwack mtr.
nenutllut Fruit.
Tho finost specimens of poaoh
pluma wo have seen this year were
laid on our table to-day by Oaptain
Myers of tho stoamer Adelaide. The
fruit was grown in Capt. Myors orchard, about a milo and a half down
tho river, nnd is juat a fair samplo
ot what tho rest of tho yield is like.
Tho plums weighed a trifle uiiilor 3 oz.
each, and six of thom turned the scale
nt ouo pound; in size they are considerably larger than a turkey's egg. In
point of flavor they urn as nuar perfection ns could bo wished, and for table
uso a more delicious fiuit could not bo
chosen out of iho many verities at
present on lho market, Taking the
plums togothor thoy aro remnrlcnblo
for hoth size, flavor mid beautiful ap-
piMtnuco, and Cnpt. Myers should certainly send a Batnplo of thom lo tho
'I'- route Exhibition.
The prize list for the annual Chilliwack fair, to be held under the auspices of the Chilliwack agricultural
society, haB boen issued. It is larger
to a considerable extent than last year's
list, and reflects the highest credit on
the enterprise of the society. Mr.
G. W. Chadsey, of Sumas, Is secretary of the association, and a more
efficient officer-could not have been
chosen. The show will be held on
Sept, 25th and 26th, and all entries
must bo in one clear day beforo Sept.
25th. Everything for exhibition must
be on the grounds or in the building
before 11 o'clock on the tirst day of
the show. The special prize list is
large and liberal. If favored by fine
weather the exhibition this year will
be the best yet held sinco tho itstitu-
tion of the society. Following are the
officers and directors: President, H.
Webb, Chilliwack; vice-presidents, S.
Knight nnd I. Kipp, Chilliwack; secretary, G. W. Chadsey, Sumas; treasurer, J. Reece, Chilliwack; directors,
O. T. Higginson, Joseph Peers, A, C.
Wells, E. Greyell, Win. Cawley, G.
R. Ashwell, C. Chadsey, H. Kipp, J.
O. Henderson, W. H. Ladner, T.
Dunville, C. S. Ryder, S. Cawley.
Home and Hop Fields.
Many of the Indians who have been
employed in the canneries during the
past two months are leaving for their
homes to harvest their crops and pre'
pare for winter. Every day many
canoes, loaded to the water's edge with
ichtas of all kinds, leave for the up
river reservations, or for the Indian
villages up the coast. This refers
principally to the Indians who do a
little farming. Those who dn not
take kindly to the tilling of the Boil
are departing tor Washington Territory and Oregon to take part in the
hop harvest, and unusually good in
duceinents are held out to them by the
hop growers this year. The Christian
Indians, as usual, are accompanied by
a priest who will remain with them
and watch over their spiritual welfare
till they are safe home again. This is
considered very necessary by the
church, as many of the Indians congregating on the hop fields are heathens,
and unrestricted intercourso with these
is certain to bear evil fruits. As far
as possible the sects are kept separate,
but it requires unremitting watchfulness on the part of the clergyman to
maintain the strict order of non-intercourse.
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From the Yukon.
The Bteamer Alki arrived ti, Nanaimo from Juneau yesterday, bringing
the news that four Yukoners, J, J.
Kelliher, B. H. Ryan, Harry Spence
and Daniel Dows, arrived on the 13th
via Ohilicoot and thence in a canoo to
here, They departed from Juneau
last May and went down the Yukon
river and up Forty Mile creek to Mosos
creek. Remaining there a short time,
they returned back to Juneau, on the
22nd ult. The weather everywhere
was warm with little rain. All the
tributary streams were unusually high
from the melting snow washing away
whole ditches and sluice-ways, Tho
diggings on Forty Mile creek are good,
though the highest pay obtained by
any man this season was so far §2000.
Considerable excitement prevailed concerning Lenah. Everywhere rich diggings were struck. Pelly river was
not favorably reported. On Stewart
river only about 35 men are reported
to have worked, but they woro doing
well. Tho same is said of Sulky Mill
creok. Homeward bound, on July
12th, below Sink Rapids, near Fivo
Gungers, they met Dehaas' pnrty,
which includes E. H. Walls, of the
Cincinnati Post, floating to the mouth
of the Yukon, ull well. Mr. Kelliher
regrets his party did not come pro-
pared to remain over one or two seasons, as any single summer is too short
a time to reap a Yukon gold harvest.
Many of tho old-timers now thero will
winter again. On tho whole thoy say
the Yukon hus plenty of gold nud in
large quantities.
Tnconin Firemen's Tournament.
The Tacoma firemen's tournament,
aa we have noticed before, takes place
in that city on tho 10th, 17th, 18th
and 10th of September. No less a
sum than $4,200 is to be given in
prizes to tho various winners in the
races. The prises are to bo distributed as follows : Three purses to bo
made up from the total prizo money
for ench race, to be givon to tho companies making tho bost tirst, second or
third records: Wet test, §1,400; dry
tost, §700; speed raco §500; association
championship rnce, §800; hook nnd
laddor nice, §800. Tho Northwestern
Firemen's Association will moot on
the 16th of September for the election
of officors and the selection of judges
and referees for the coming tourney.
An opportunity will thus be given to
British Columbia's firo fighters to test
thoir agility and seitlo tho mattor as to
whioh is tho superior team. Tho prizes
are suoh liberal ones that keen competition will bo witnessed, as thu very
best, teams in the coontry will be represented. Considering the comparative nearnesB of Taciiino to thia city,
the excellence of the competition and
the splendid prizes, it will be altogether discreditable and shortsighted
in our citizens, especially the business
men nnd property owners, if thoy fail
to contributo a sufficient sum to enable
tho Hyacks racing team to attend the
tournament at Tacoma. A good volunteer firo company is indispensable to a
city the Bizoof Westminster; but to
maintain such an organization in a
satisfactorily efficient state requires no
littlo aolfsaciilioo in the items uf time,
labor, and expense on tho part of its
members, and in the case of fires tho
work is of tho hardest nnd most disagreeable description, nnd nil theso!
Bervices are, of course, given gratis. j
Tlio least that is duo a  volunteer  fire!
oompany is that they should be furnished the moans for an occasional
jaunt of this description, where they
might test their efficiency in the handling of firemen's appliances by keenly
contested trials or competitions with
their brethren of other cities, and thus
stimulate their ardor in attaining that
degree of expettness that shall make
thom most useful in an emergency.
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Board of Trade.
The regular quarterly meeting of
tho board of trade was held in the
board room last night, the president,
Mr. John Hendry, in the chair. A
number of communications were rend
and disposed of.
The secretary was instructed to reply to a communication from the department of marine asking the depait
ment to withdraw the late river chatt
on account of inaccuracies nnd issue a
new chart as speedily us possible.
The secretary wub also instructed tu
ask the marine department to have
two beacons erected so aa to show the
channel between Lulu Island nnd thu
B. C, cannery, and to have tho buoy
replaced on tho spit nt Woodward's
Messrs. Scoullar and Trapp woro
appointed to wait on Mr. F. O. Gain
ble, O. E., and ascertain if he can give
Capt. Grunt authority to replace buoys
when displaced without having to com
munieale with other officials. If not,
the secretary was instructed to urge
upon the department of marine the
necessity of having the authority to
replace buoys lodged in the captain of
the snagboat so that prompt action
may be taken when required without
having to refer the matter to any per'
son out of reach, ns the time consumed in replacing buoys under tho
prosent arrangement causes danger to
vessels and militates against the ship
ping interests of the river.
Tho secrotary was instructed to in
quite from the P. O. inspector whnt
has become of the promised street letter boxes.
In reply to a communication from
the inspector of fisheries, asking the
board's opinion with respect to the advisability of closing the Fruser river
hatehery, a resolution was unanimously
passed expressing the opinion thnt the
present hatchery should not only be
continued, but should be enlarged and
another constructed at Harrison Lake.
Tho board considered thot the unusually large run of salmon last year
and this year afforded abundant proof
of the efficiency of the hatchery, and
that to close-it would be very much
mistaken economy on the port of the
A committee was appointed to receive Hon. B. Dewdney on his arrival
from tho east, and arrange a meeting
with a viow to the discussion of some
questions affecting tho interests of this
city and district.
The secretary wns instructed to
ascertain whether the draw in Harrison river bridge had been repaired so
as to admit the free passage of steamers,
and, if not, to communicate with Mr.
Abbott again on the subject.
Messrs. A. J'. McColl, G. W. Grant,
S. T. Molntosh, and W. J. Mathers
were proposed and elected members uf
the board, and it wos arranged that
the council should meet on the first
Wednesday of every month at 4 p. in.
Return. »>r the Fraser Blver Salmon
Pacli up to llste with Freah
Snliuim Shipments.
All l-rcvltins Rfforit. Already Beaten
mul the 1-iicU Is not Com.
pletcd Vet.
Complete Returns from the Northern
Ciiniu'rli'S, Together with Num.
her of Barrels Salted.
Tin; following complete returns Of
the salmon pack on the Fmscr river
up to date, and the pack canned and
suited frum the northern waters, has
kindly beon furnished TiibCouimdun
by Mr. Thus. Mowat, inspector of
fisheries. The northern puck is complete for thu season, and shows a do-
ctoase of about 10,000 cases frum lust
yoar. The Fraser river pack last year
was 76,000 cases, so that the increase
for 188!) is something etiormous. As
tho cohoo run si ill remains to be
packed it is hard to estimate what tho
grand total for tho soason will be, but
if tho run is anything like what is expected nt least 50,000 cases will be
added to tho present figures. Tho
salmon run on lho Fraser river this
season has boon phenonienul, nnd the
like of it has novor boon scon in the
memory of the oldest fisherman, The
pack ns given bolow would havo been
considerably larger but for tho fact
thnt all the canneries ran out of material, and were forced to shut down
simply on thnt account. Ewen it Co.,
as usual bonds the list with tho largest
individual puck.
S-'riwi-r Uivcv l-aek of IB8D—Approximate
Ewen & co  34,000
Bon Accord Fish Co  17,500
son Islini i Canning Co  17,0(10
E AWadhnms  18,500
WcllliiKtnn Packing Co  2.,000
British American PooklngOo  t'l.Ona
Canoo Pass Canning Co  15,000
Kngllsll &Co  18,500
Beaver Canning Co  1.1,000
OGHobson&Co  13,0011
Richmond Cunning Co  17,000
Hnrlooli A Co  1-1,(1011
Helta dinning Co  21,000
Fraser Hlvor Fishery  11,500
llrltlsh Columbia CnuulngCo  111,000
Lnldlnw & Co  20,000
Totnl Cnscs-18 lbs. onch 288,000
Kst limited No. pounds frosh salmon
shipped 260,000
Estimated No. Barrels Salted    2,000
Norlh -IVcNtcrn CorsI rack.
Wnnnock Packing Co  10,000
Rivers Inlet Canning Co   17,500
Albert, BayCunningCo     0,000
North Pacine Canning Co  10,000
Hrhlsh America Packing Co...„  12,000
l'nliiiorul Cunning Co  0,000
Windsor Canning Co  8,000
lnverUOis Canning Co  S.Ol'O
R Cunningham,Diamond Brand  10,000
Total  OT^xi
A J McLellan    7000
Cascade Packing Co     8,500
BrltlBh Columbia Canning Co    4,000
Total  14,500
Blvers Inlet      800
Naas Biver      500
Totnl "ym
Fraser Elver 288,000
Northwest Coast Canneries 105,000
Grand Total 303,000
Fraser River ,...;     2,000
Northwest Coast Canneries     1,300
Grand Total 3,300
It is estimated that if the cohoe run
is good the total pack for lhe Fraser
rivor will rench at least 330,000 caBes,
which will make the grand total pack
for the province in the neighborhood
of 440,000 cases. Placing the value
of each case at jtfi, a fair estimate,
the value uf tho pack, exclusive of salted fish and fresh salmon shipped, will
be §2,040,000. Following is the un-
nual pnek for tho Inst 10 yenrs:
1870  37,804
1880  01,150
1881  173,800
1882  V40,«10
18*3    177,412
1884 :  138,017
1885  107,088
1886  188,004
1887  204,000
18S8  170,000
S. H. Webb arrived liome from
England and tho continent yesterday
after an absence of threo months. He
looks much better for his trip nnd declares it was very enjoyable indeed.
While in England he did all in his
powor to advertise British Culumbia
in general, and Westminster in particular, and nil who nre ucquninted with
Mr. Webb will understand that the
province did not suffer at his hands.
Tbe above isnpnrtraltof the lato Prof.
Edward K. Phelps, M. l\, U L. D., of Dartmouth college. He was u strong, able
mau, who stood high iu tiio literary aud
sclentiflc worlds. It i.s not generally
known, hut it is, nevertheless, the truth,
that Prof. Phelps was tbe discoverer of
what Is known to tl'e medical profession
aod chemists universally ns Paine's
Celery Compound, unquestionably oneof
tho most valuable disc verlcs nf this century. This remarkable compound is not
a nervine, an essence, a sarsaparilla or
nny devised article, but. a discovery, and it
marks a distinct step lit inedlcnl practico
and the treatment of nervous complications. It has heen freely admitted by the
best medical talent, in the land, and also
by the leading chemists nud sci-nilsts,
that for nerve troubles, norvous exhaustion, insomnia, debi. ity, s.-nllitv and even
the dreaded and terrible Paresis, nothing
has ever been discovered which reaches
the disorder and restores henltli equal to
this discovery of Prof. Phelps.
Palne's Celery Compound is now being
prepared in quanutltia, uud ean lie procured at any loputoble dlitgglsl, An attractive bunch of color is in ht found on
every wrapper, it has haenroe specially
popular uinting professional men, mind
workers, ladlos burdened witli exciting
social duties and frequenters of the leading ciubs.
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liWEU.INGS, llni'il or Lumber Finished-,
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Depahtment or Fisheries,
Ottawa, 26th July, 18S0.
Sub Section fi of Soction S,  Fisheries Act,
Clip, 05, Roi^scd Statute* nf Canada,
I, the Mlnlsterof Marine ami Fisheries,
appointed under the said Act, and empowered  thereby  "lo  define  tho tidal
"boundary of Estuary Bailing for the purposes of this. \e\, "dn hereby dc tine the tidal
boundary for Salmon not fishing within
the Estuary of ihe Fraser Rlvor, in the
Province of British Uoluuibln, to be from
ii line drawn trom the month of Sumaa
Blver to a point duo  north  across tho
above-named stream.
Given under my band this 25th day of
July, MSB.
Minister of Marine and Fisheries.
dwauStS VOI.UMB 34;
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KO. 35.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Jioililill!, Aug. S», 1889.
(From Daily Columbian, Aug. 2/,,)
A largo number of Chineso laborers
went up-river this morning on tho str.
Irving to work on the   Southern Railway grading.
Tho high averago salmon catch was
maintained last night. Spring salmon
aro running quito freely at present,
but, unfortunately, the most of the
iish are white.
Thu Colonist says: Tile applicant
for the position cf superiotenilont of
provincial polico aro legion; but we
understand it ia the intsntiou to try
and get along without such nil ollicor,
thereby effecting n considerable savin;.;
in tho polico expenditure.
At a meoting of the school board
last night, Miss Millard was appointed
to the vnenncy in tho central scliool
teachers' staff. Miss Millard passed
a very creditable examination at Victoria, before tho government board of
inspectors last month, and therefore is
in evory way most eligible for the
Capt. Julien of tho str. Leonoin, of
Moodyvile, is missing and no trace of
him can bo found. On Wednesday
he received his month's wages and
went ou a spree. Ho wns soon Into
that night in a vory drunken condition.
His hat and ono of his slippers wero
found on the wharf next morning, and
it is supposed ho wns drowned in trying to get aboard the steamer.
On Tuesday morning at one of tho
Dry Creel; mills, near Port Angeles, a
serious accident occurred by which
threo men, Nich Meagher, a sawyer;
Albright, a jointer, and Hamilton, an
engineer, were badly injured. Yesterday it was not believed that Moagli-
or would recover. The shingle saw
was running at a high rato of speed,
and bursting broko into a number of
pieces, which wero thrown about tho
mill. The sawyer was struck in the
face by pieces of tho flying machinery.
Hamilton was struck in tiio head. Albright was struck in the breast.
large Earnings.
Few porsons, even in Westminster
have any idoa idea of the wages earned
by fishermen during tlie past couplo
of months. Thoso fishermen who wero
lucky enough to obtain licenses made
as much money in four weeks' fishing
as a well paid mechanic makes in a
year or fifteen mouths. The highest
amount earned by any fisherman on
the river was made by an Indian who
fished for Eivon's cannery. In one
month this man caught 14,000 lish, for
which Mr. Ewen paid him in cash $1,-
400—an average of over S50 per day
for overy day's fishing. Other fishermen earned from SG00 to §1,200 during tlie same period. Theso figures are
enough to excite the envy of even a
newspaper man.
Vor Harrison Lnke.
This morning 92 Fort Douglas Indians with their canoes and outfit, and
accompanied by tlieir baud, loft on
tho steamer Irving for home. They
took with thein no loss than 25 tons
merchandise, purchased with the earnings of thoir summer's work in connection with tho fishing industry. The
Fort Douglas Indians live at tho extreme northwestern end of Harrison
Lake, and are as reputable a lot of Indians as uny on the coast. They have
an excellent brass band, which accompanies tho chief of the tribe wherever
he moves from one point to the
other. The band wns mustered on
deck this morning as the steamor passed tho river front and played a num-
of lively nirs as a parting salute to tiilicums who reinuined behind.
William Cmuiiltell, of Sumas 1'ouml on
lhc Prairie  Hill. Ills  .Neck
Mr. Coroner Forris received n dispatch from Chilliwack this morning,
announcing that, William Campbell,
J. P., of Sumas, had been found dead
on Somas Prairio yesterduy morning
at 10 o'clock. The despatch stated
that the deceased's neck is supposed
to he brokon presumably from a fall
from n horse's back, but as the body
had not been examined by a medical
export nothing positive was known as
to tlio oxact cause of death. Mr. Ferrii left for Sumas by tlio 1 o'clock
train to hold an inquest, and at (ho
Mission ho wns joined by Dr. Boding-
ton, who will mnko the nocossary
medical examination. The sudden
and unexpected ond of Mr. Campbell
created much comment nnd many surmises in WestminBter to-day, where
the deceased was well known, but ns
details concerning tho accident are so
meagre tho theories regarding his
death cannot be considered of any
value. The deceased was a largo and
wealthy tanner and had boen in the
province for many years. He Iciivbh
a wife and family behind to mourn
Ilia untimely end.
A Si.iemlltl IMsiilnv.
In D. S. Curtis' show window, on
Columbia Btreet, may be seen the fine
lot of bottled fruit which Mr. Thomas
Cuiininghnin, of this city, will send to
the Toronto -exhibition, on the 28th
inst. The fruit, which wna raised in
the famous Pelham stroet gardens, nnd
skilfully preserved by Mr. D. S. Curtis, druggist, comprises the following
samples of British Columbia horticulture : Pears, peaches, peach plums, —
7 varieties, apricots, crab apples, prunes
—4 varieties, grapes—4 varieties, chor-
ries—3 varieties, currants -2 varioties,
raspberries—3 varieties, blackberries
and gooseberries. Hundreds of people
during tho day wero attracted to the
show window by the tempting display
of luscious fruit in the transparent
jars and liquid, and if Mr. Cunningham's exhibit duos uot carry off a considerable number of first prizes at tho
Toronto fair, it will not be the fault cf
the fruit, for a finer display it would bo
almost impossible to imagine. Mr.
Cunningham's enterprising and successful efforts in horticulture, agriculture, and tho improvement of live
stock, as well as the practical interest
ho takes in making known to the
'world the capacities of tho province in
theso respects, are deserving of the
highest commendation. Wo hope to
seo many more emulating his example,
and tho "garden of the provinco"_ wili
soon bo filled with a prosperous population, and the royal oity become tho
centre of one of the greatest fruit raising and agriculture districts on the
continent, in addition to all its other
advantages and industries.
l.ll'Ul.-Col.   I'rCll   Ih-MI.iH.lll.
Lieut.-Ool. Fred Dennison, C.M.G.,
M. P., of  Toronto,  wna in the cily
yesterday, the guest of Mr. G. E. Corbould.    He visited the snw mills, can
neries, penitentiary and other institutions, nnd was greatly interested und
delighted with all he   saw.    He   considers Westminster a beautiful city,
and thinks its situation is very tine. He
left for Vnncouvor this morning.    Col.
Denniaun's namo is  familiar,  tiniost
Canadians,   He has  long been identified with tho Canadian   militia,   mul j
had the   honor   of   commanding   tliu j
Canadian Voyagours in the Egyptian |
campaign, under Lord Wol-ley.   For
liis services  on this ocenssiou  he waa,
ureatud  n C. M. ("J.   Co! Dennison is]
makings thorough  inspeotmii of  i.hu
coast and  will viait Vnucouver, Vic- {
toria and other points   before   returning   home   hy  tho  Northern Paoific
The <;niiii' Soason.
On September first the gamo khii*hii
opens, and then the orack of iho rillo
und tho bang of the shotgun will be
continuously hoard throughout the
land. Oame is reported to bo very
plentiful this yoar, and ns a oonso-
quonce the sport is certain tu bo good.
The game laws provide thnt duck may
bo kiliod from Sept. 1st to March lat;
quail and cock pheasants must not be
killed or trapped beforo October 1st,
1890, on tho mainland; geoso, partridge,
pruirio chickon, etc., may be killed
and trapped from Sopt. 1st to February 1st; deer, oik, reindeer, cariboo,
mountain goat, mouutain sheep nnd
haro nro in Benson from Sopt. 1st to
January 10th, Thoso nro the chief
points tho sportsman is culled upon to
bear in mind, but thoro is nothing in
the act to prevent lho nrdont Nimrod
from shooting wagon loads of hoar,
■wolf, mountain lion, cougar, panther,
wildcat, grizzlies aud rattlesnakes
during any month of the year.
Died una Made no Sign.
The Mainland Guardian is no more.
Sundry rumors for the past week or
two, coupled withthofactthattlieCufti'-
diatt of the Mainland failed to respond'to the roll-call this morning,
justify us in concluding that another
old landmark has succumbed to the
march of time. Started on its career
in August of '69, for just twenty yours
has the Mainland Guardian sentineled
tho hanks of the noble Frasor nud discoursed Botni-weekly and variable
harmony for the boneiitand delectation
of the lieges of tbo royal city and vicinity. The exit of the Guardian
from the stage of sublunary existence
waa almost pathetic. Last Wednesday morning it appoared with the usual
Hush of health on its cheek. No Inst
farewell, uo t molting valedictory,
gave premonition oF what was so soon
to be. This morning the dull coppery
glnre of its head-lines looked sullenly
upward from tlio printers' "hell-box,"
doomed never again to wod with tho
extra calendered, doublo-demi, cream-
laid, 45-lb., No. 4 "news", dedicated
thenceforth to bo the bride of Truth,
Died the Guardian like Sir .John
Monro, and ils obsequies were similar.
"Not n drum wus heard, not a funeral
noto." etc. Wo have head the unkind
remark mit'lo by a wag that "the
Guardian wrestled with truth nil it*
life, but ilint Truth got it at last,"
But de mnrtuis nil nUi bonum. The
Giiai-dii.ui bad ils faulti of course, but
in its way it "in loyal to the oity of its
adoption. Mr. .1. K. Suter, toe edi-
tor, who has beeti connected with
British Columbia journalism for nearly thirty youi>, nnd wit'ml bus wioldt'd
nn able and trenchant pen, retires tin-
illy, w- iMiili-r'ir.uui, from thu nows-
paper business, to enjoy the well-
earned leisure nf his riper years.
{From Daily Columbian, Aug. 26.)
The river was fairly alive with small
craft to-day.
Brick laying on tho Bushby block
commencod to-day.
Fifty tons of iron, for use on the
Nortii Arm bridges, wos takon down
to tho Nortii Arm this morning by the
Btr. Irving.
The stores wero filled with Indians
again to-day, and the merchants and
clerks were kept busy exchanging goods
for crisp bank notes.
Tho catch of sprint' salmon to-day
was very satisfactory, and the preceut-
nge of rdd fish wns much greater than
during any day hiss week.
An American senior, captured by
U. S. cutter Hush, sailedhoino and surrendered to the nuilioi'itiesiitPort Town-
send. The foolish iiinn should hnve
taken refuge at Victoria.
No. 1 Shaft, Wellington colliery,
took firo at 4:30 Saturday afternoon
and at hist accounts was still burning.
All the mon working in the shaft ut the
lime reached tho surfaco in safety.
Dragging for the body of Captain
Julien, drowned nt Moodyville on
Wednesday last, resulted unsuccessfully. A ii explosion of dynamite under the wnter nlso failed to bring the
body to the surface.
Mr. T. R Pearson showed us a
sample of beautiful Bartlett pears today, grown in his garden onRoyal
avonue, wliich ho intends sending to
tbe Toronto industrial exhibition. The
basket ci'iit'iitii'd about 20 pours, ench
of which would weigh ntlenstn pound.
The board of directors of the Rny.nl
Columbian Hospital acknowledge with
thanks the receipt of 40 valuable books
and a number of magazines, from Mrs.
C. E. Woods; a package of illustrated
papers from Mrs. J vms and two boxes
of apples  from Mr. Clarence Debeok.
Mr. T. Ackerman, the contractor
for the new exhibition buildincs, hna
mnde splendid progress with the work
during the past week, and the beauty
of'the structure ia beginning to be revealed. If the present activity ■ is
maintained for a couplo of weeks
longer, little except the interior furnishings will remain to bo completed.
Mrs. Aline Mary, tho beloved wifo
of Mr. E. H. Fletcher, postoffiee inspector, died at her residenco, Victoria
on Saturday of heart diseaBe. The
deceased had only boon ill for n short
period, nnd the news of lier dentil will
be lenriied with sorrow by her mnny
friends in this city. The funeral took
this morning and was vory largely attended,
Work on the McLaren-Ross Mills
is progressing very rapidly. A large
portion of tho main building has been
roofed in, and the tinsmiths nro now
busily engaged in covering the roof
with tin. Messrs. E. S. Scoullar Ss
Co. have the contract for the tin roofing, the value of which will be easily
appreciated whon it is considered the
building is nenrly 500 feet long and
over 70 feet wide
The new telephone system, by
which subscribers will call up one another instead of it being done from tho
central office, will come in forco on the
first, of next month. A subscriber
wishing to speak with another will call
up the central and ask tho operator
there to connect with sonnd-su, after
which he will put up the ear trumpet
and ring. Tho party called up will
answer by giving a ring before speaking.— Vic. Times.
Goldwin Smith addressed n fair-
sized nudiuut'o at Winnipeg, Thursday
night, on questions of social economy.
Rev. Mr. MoKenzie, Presbyterian
ini.-'.'i navy ,u Labrador, writes that
groil destitution exists there, and
urges that, n movement bo made to
transport tho inhabitants tu the Northwest.
Mrs. Eldridge, wifo of T. B. El-
dridge, treasurer of tho Equitable Lifo
insurance compnny, of Toronto, whilo
returning homo on tho stenmer Cibola
yesterday morning when about two
mill's out, threw herself overboard, but
wns promptly rescued in spite oilier
struggle by a party of fishermen near
by. Ti in supposed her mind is afflicted,
The first, guillotine ever seen in Halifax passed through that city yesterday,
en, nude to St. Pierre, whero it will ho
used next wook in tho execution cf the
murderer Gael, who was convicted
thrni; mouths ago for the murder of nu
old man named Coiipnrd, Tlio murder
was similar to those indulged in by
Jack tho Ripper, but even more brutal
and fiendish,
Ilnus Gils Own ItiTiinl.
Mr. John Hopkins, the champion
pile-driver, has accomplished tho unparalleled feat of driving 254 piles in
(i days, during regular working hours,
with a land driver and a crew of four
men. Tho work wns done on the
foundation forthe Ross-McLaren mills,
and the talli.-yinan's book boars unimpeachable testimony of the truth of
this statement. This beats his previous
record of 23U piles in the same space of
time, and the challenge thrown out by
him when the hitter feat had beon accomplished has not hud any takers us
yet. Mr. Hopkins is foreman for Mr.
D A.   McDonald,  the  well   known
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The LtccllHC lly-linv.
Motion was made ou Saturday before I lie full court to have the appeal
act down for hearing at its present
sitting-, but, although tho motion was
uot opposed, the court held that it
bnd no jurisdiction to henr appeals,
ariainc. alter the day fixed for its sittings, eii'ii if nil pnrtics consented,
nml that the appeal must stand ovor
to tho next sittings, which will be hold
ou .tho second Monday   ill   December.
Wu nre informed that, although tho
procedure by motion to quash was
adopted, with it view to n speedy nnd
inexpensive division, yot judgment in
favor of tho by-luw given upon euch a
motion doos not prevent the Inking of
nny objection to tho by-lnw by any
poison prosecuted undor it, and that
any conviction may be removed into
tin: supremo court, nud all legal questions may thus bo determined, though
this course involves much expense. It
is also snid thut since the quashing of
tlio scctiona of tho by-law doclared,
thut tho only wny to recover penalties
imposed under it, until it is amended,
will bo by a civil action instead of
mngistrnto's warrant.
Bobbed by Highwaymen.
This morning, shortly aftor 9 o'olock,
a Chinaman, who is employed by the
McLaren-Ross Lumber Co., was stop-
pod on tho railway track a short distanco outside the city limits, at Sapperton, and robbod by throe men. The
Chinaman was coming to tho city and
saw the men approaching hiin, but suspected nothing till ho was nbout to
pass them, when ono mnn suddenly
seized hiin by the arms, a Becond threw
an arm round his nook and gagged
him, while the third quickly i-iflod his
pockets of all they contained—$14.40.
When thn robbery had been accomplished the Chinaman was thrown
down and tho threo highwoymen
quickly disappeared down the track.
Information nf ihe robbery was given
tho polico by tho Chinaman without
delay, and the authorities aro now ' on
the track uf tho rascals with overy
lililihnod of thoir capturo. So bold a
robbery as this, in daylight, and almost wil bin oarshot of the penitentiary
gates, is rather alarming and proves
tho necessity of a polico patrol for tho
suburbs of tho city. One thing is certain, if the men are caught, the fullest
severity of tlto law should bo motod
out to thom.
tVi'stiitiiislei' Witts.
For tho third time in succession the
Westminster cricket club has defeated
the Vancouver club.    The match was
played nt Hastings, on   Saturday, and
was one of tho  most interesting games
seen this year.    An will bo seen by tho
list of players, Vancouver hnd its best
eleven on   tho   field, and   whnt   was
more the terminals wero quite certain
of victory.    In the first  innings Coleman was   tho   only Vancouvorite who
got into double   figures nnd   tho   n  t
were.put  out  for scoroB varying fru i
0 to 6.   Rev. Mr. Irwin   bowled mn
nifioer.tly, and   took  6 wickets ft*!
runs, and I his against  the bost b "
the home team,    Miles also   nta-io
mark, taking 4 wickets   for Ki   ru
The fieldiua df the Wesl rniiiatei   .
wai probably  the  best   ever s-, .
British  Columbia,   mid   tlto cab i:
particular^' those   of   Ooiilthard,
remarkable,    Had it not been   fo.
all round good   play of   the royal oily
men, tho teriniintlsscore would nothave
boen uusily confined to suoh low figures.     Westminster's    first   innings
seemed likely at nno timo lo   ond disastrously, but  careful playing brought
the score upto 42lieforotho Inst wicket
foil.   Campbell's bowling  was  excellent   and Bewioko's wns fair.   In the
socond   innings  Vancouver   made 90
runs and 6 exiras; of the 96 Campbell
and Williams took 83, the rest of   the
eleven being sent back with very small
scores    West in Ulster's average  inthe
second  innings   was   very creditable,
and considerably better  than   that of
their opponent*.    Wheu time was called  65  rims had  boon  mndo, und 4
wickets remained   to   full, Westminster thus   winning   the   match on tho
results uf the first innings.
Saturday'a twitch conclusively proved that tho royal city eleven ia ihe
superior team of tho two. Three out
of the four matches played this year
have resulted in victory for tho Westminster club, and this wns uo more
tlio result of accident than it was of
bad piny on the pun of the Vancouver.
There is no word as yet to the missing
threo-yeur old son of John Love, of
Port Arthur. All hopo of finding the
child alive is ended. The mothor
is distracted with griof.
Doctors Hingston, Mount, Ross,
and Gardiner, all of Montreal, who
have been attending the medical convention at Banff, havo arrivod nt To-
I routo. They were most enthusiastic
in their praise of tho groat northwest,
and characterized Banff as the king of
earthly paradises,
Summaries nt' Some of the t'lly Sermons
sunken Sunday.
At thu Methodist church yosterday
morning the Rev. J. H. Whito based
his remarks on St. John Kith e. 7th v.
—"Nevertheless I toll you the truth;
it is expedient for you that J^ go awny;
for if I go not nwuv, tho Comforter
will not como unto you; but if I depart,
1 will send Hlm unto you." Ho snid:
This was all a mystery to tho disciples.
After threo years of tho companionship
of Jesus, they could not understand,
having in view the temporal kingdom
which they desired, how His being
taken away was to bc a benefit to
them, and it was only now, as He assured them that Ho would send the
Comforter, that they began to comprehend that the kingdom He hud many
times told them about was to bo a
spirituul one. I want to talk to you
this morning for a littlo while on the
voices of the Spirit, and in doing so
shall refer to soveral passages of scripture as bearing upon the special ways
in wliich the Spirit speoliB to us. First
there is the loice of communion (soo
2nd Corinthians, 13c. 14v). This has
boon the apostolic benediotiuti in the
church from Unit day to this, and will
bo along don n through to the end of
time. But what does tliis communion
mean? Jt denotes fellowship iu thought
and interest and the interchange of
ideas iu the communion' which, being
established, God desires to keep up.
Distanco sometimes onuses conimuniun
to be intermittent and almost severed;
Bometimea it is difficult fur us in keep
up communication with friends in remote districts, the mall carrying only
so fnr, and the carriage beyond being
hazardous nud uncertain, and consequently intorcoursu becomes broken.
Thoro was a time when (lud had no
general communion with tlio world
and only mode Ilia wishes known
through special agencies, but Christ
oamo and opened up communication
and brought ub right unto God, and,
goim* away, Ho was careful to provido
a means, by sending the Spirit, to koop
up the communion so that wo can havo
cheer and encouragement abiding
with us for overwore. Now this
communion should ho exorcised
in connection with our business,
We may bo honest and straightforward,
but, as God is willing lo bo consulted ill
all matters connected wilh our welfare,
wo should bo ready to take Him into
our oonfidenco and consult Him, as wo
would a friend, about a purchase or a
ohango we intend to make, theso being
ns important and as muoh in need of
His sanction and guidance as any
other; for there ia no secular calling
with a Christian. God has placed him
thero, and his culling is as sacred aud
the toil us sacred as that of tho minister in the pulpit, that is, if ho is devoted and his life sanctified wholly to
God. To the preacher of the gospel
the call from God is the necessary
starting point, and no less true is tho
call necessary in the business wo enter
or tho course of life we adopt, and, being thus called, we should continue to
follow His guidance and He will see
wo don't fall into error and make fatal
mistakes. Tho fact that so many look
upon their business as just n means of
getting a livelihood shows that lliey
lako a vory low view of the matter,
and to the Christian this, instead of
being the foremost idoa, should be the
least; for it matters not whether we
ure earning $3 or 85 por day, und it is
of essential importance that God call
you to a certain course of lifo, for it
will mnke your business a pleasure and
a joy in service. Wo must have communion with God in our business.
Next tliore istho voico of testimony
(«eo Romans Sth chap. 16th verse),
"The Spirit bearetli witness with our
spirit, that we are the children of God."
Evoryono must hoar the voice of tbo
Spiiit for himself. Ladies in selecting
a dross, although thoy may have good
judgment, sometimes appeal to siiuie-
ono elso for thoir opinion, and tho
friend may choose just the samo and
confirm the choice, and the testimony
of tho friond thus givon adds forco to
tho selection. Tho testimony of lho
Spirit is just as necessary to witness
and confirm tliat our life is liko what
God'would havo it and ill nccordnnco
with His revealed will concerning us.
We should be in constant possession of
this witness, for it is possiblo that our
every action can thus be iuto line, and
if you havo not this witness seek for it,
for tho Spirit entered into the Godhead for this purpose. Noxt, there is
the voice of song, (see Epheaians 5c.
lllv.) Music is divine, it fills tho air
nud conies off from the waters, andtho
i s-'ruments used are only machines
! y which the uir is modulated, for
".'it'>"it air there would be no sound.
lim breeze through the trees, the rip-
plo of the brooklet over tho pebbles,
tin: birds and the beos, all giving forth
thoir part, helpiiitr to make up the
uiolody iu nature. Muaic isfroniGod,
for Sattn never produced harmony in
any shape; tho heathen havo no music
with any inspiration in it. Go down
to any of thoae Chineso Joss houses,
and you will find no music; or go into
any of tho Indian camps whore Christianity has not entered, and soo if you
enn find any music in the wierd sound
of the gong and the dismal wail that
accompanies it. Mali may not sing
before ho is converted, but when he is
converted he bursts forth iu song with
taste and power ill it. Thero is a great
power of iho Spirit experienced in
song) notice tho Chineso and Indians
bofore they are converted, and then
henr them nfter, nnd you are bound to
notice the marvellous change, nnd ill
proportion as you have Christ in the
heart you will want to sing, nud I
think thorn is nothing moro heavenly
than the song of a vast multitude
bursting, forth; it restores and refines
in tv thun anything else I know of.
A nini told ino tlie nther dny thnt one
Saturday evening he wns passing hero
antl heard the choir practising, and
itopping 1" listen lio hoard thom singing "Nearer iny God to Thoi'" to tin
old tuno ho bnd bonrd ill the duys
gone by, nnd ho felt a strange thrill
pass through him; and although ho has
never eutored this place yet,-ho has
stopped ninny tint, s since and listened,
and hns no donbt been brought nearer
to Christ. After reminding his hearers
uf the song to ho sung around ihe
throne, 'nut the necussby of cultivating the voice for Bong uud teaohing
their ehildron to sing, iho reverend
goiit't'.iwin closed by referring to the
voico of invitation found in Revehttion
22nd uhitp. 17th v., pointing out thnt
that invitation was tlm Spirit's special
mission und thut iho inclination to forsake sin which many ye', undecided,
who were presont, had experienced,
waa the special voice directed to them,
and besought them to obey that voice.
The Spirit might any, go, but instead,
it forbears and says, como. Come with
your trouble, and sorrow and sin and
He will bring you to eternal lifo by
and bye.
ST. ANUBEW's Cltl'llOH.
At ihe Presbyterian church last
uight Rev. Mr. Scouler preached from
Acts 12c. l-3v.—"Now about that
time Herod tho kiug stretched forth
his hands to vex certain of the church.
And he killed James, tho brother of
John, with the sword. And because
ho saw it pleased the Jows ho proceeded further to lako Peter also. (Then
wore the days of unleavened bread.)"
—and spoko as follows: Wo havo iu
the beginning of thin chapter nu uc-
onutit uf tho first martyr among the
apostles, James the brother of John
and the son of Zebodee. Of tho jilnco
ot his biith und of his lifo generally
very littlo is recorded. His birthplace
is not toh), nnd of his lifo up to tho
time he becamo n disciple of Christ wo
ure only told that, ho was i. tisliorinnu.
Wo lind James was numbered with
thu twelve and that, he funned one of
tho first four. Tn two r,f tho nccouuts
that nro given of the upcatlcs his name
stands second and iu anothor third,
lie mny bo regarded as the second in
ordor. Whenever a selection was to
bo mndo from tho twolvo wo find that
.lames was ono of tho chosen. It was
James and John that made the request
that thoy might sit with Christ on His
throno, the one on the right hand and
tho other on tho loft. This request
was rejected, but Christ's words on
that occasion woro prophetic. Ho said'
unto the two discipios, "Yo know lint
whnt yo imk; nro yo able to drink of
the cup thut 1 shall drink of and to bo
baptized with tho baptism wherewith
I am to bo baptized?" And limy
answered, "Wo aro nblo." And Christ
answered, "Yo shall indeod," etc.
James had theso words literally fulfilled, and thus had the high honor of
following in the footsteps of his adorable Lord,   He Buffered  martyrdom
for Christ's sake The ugont by whom
James was put to death was Herod,
His love for popularity led hiin to do
much violonoe to the Christians. Whon
he saw that tho death of Jamos pleased
tho Jews ho proceeded to take Peter
also. The love of popularity has
ruined many people. Some are in-
intoxicating liquors. We all know what
toxicated by the popular applause as by
Horod's desire for popularity led to.
In the midst of the games that were
being celebrated in honor of Otezui', ho
was landed as a God, and the evangelist says the angel of the Lord smoto
Him bocnuse ho gave not God the
glory. He was taking the praise and
the honor and the glory which belongs
to God alone. It is a poor thing to
have no higher ambition than the praiso
of mon, but it is ofton sought, and
men generally get what thoy set their
hearts on. Sometimes wo seo even
ministers of the gospel craving this
popularity. It is a poor miserable
thing for ministers to preaoh for tho
popular applause. Paul's roaolvo was
the host: "I desiro to know nothing
among men but Jobus Clirmt nnd Him
crucified." That should bo tho ambition of every minister of tho gospel,
preach Christ unto the poople and not
to took his own praise or popularity.
Wo now oiiini! In Peter's imprisonment. When Herod saw that it
pleased ihu ,)owb ho proceeded lo take
Peter nlso. Peter was anothor of the
most prominent of the apostles, and
thore is littlo ivmidor that Herod selected him ns lho next victim of his
cruelty. When Peter wns tnken prayer wus mndo by the church unto God
for him, and thoir prayora wero not
unheard; for, lo, an angel of tho Lord
came unto him and a light from heaven shono round about him,
and he was lod forth from
tho prison and his keepers,
and camo unto the disciples as they
wero yot praying for his deliverance.
Strange as it may seem, those who
wero praying for the. apostle's release
were astonished when ho knocked at
the door, and would not at first believo that it wns Peter; but ia it not
oftou so with us. When wo get the
vory thing we have been asking for,
wo are either unhelioving or ungrateful. Brethren, let ub have faith in
God. Let us believe thnt He will do
what Ho has promised to do. God
grunt us more faith to believe that He
will perform all that Ho has  spoken.
Threshing   Machine
^OR  SSJk.'KJScl.
Machine, ncurly new, for snle cheap.
Hepnrntor nml horso-powor complete, on
trucks.—Apply lo
Wjly3m2 Nortii Arm, B. C.
the Ulldcislgncd up lo SATURDAY,
August 8Ut, for building a Presbytorian
Church on Lnngley Prnlrto.
Plans and specifications can he seen at
Messrs. Davidson a Riddle's store.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily
Secretary Building Committeo.
Langloy Prnlrlo, Aug. 17,18SI).
my stook 1 will sell feed of ull kluds
nt tliu following low prices:
.tUxi'iI lints tin.I  Pens. 2,", per cent, Pons,
$'lll.l!ll inr lon.
lln. Alt per cent Pens, $28.00 per ton.
Olionncil Hurley 1'ccil. 11128.011 per ton.
I'eii li'iil, W'.llll iter Ion.
Tho nbove food Is warranted to bo flrst-
olass, and for dairymen und slockralscrs
no bettor nan be found In llie market.
Terms, ensh on ilollvory.
W.II.V2IUI2 Lnngley Mills.
Musi make 11 known tothe Secrclnry
At an Early Date.
dwau20ml B'Siaitsi'VJs.snrr.
A Pleasing- Sense of Health
and Strength Renewed, and
of Ease and Comfort
Follows tho uso of Syrup of Figs, us it
acts gontly Gil tlie
Kidneys, Liver © Bowels
Effootually Cleansing the System •wiim
Costivo ijr Bilious, Dispelling
Colds. Headaches and Fevers
and porin.'tnontly curing'
without woalconing or irritating tho organs on which it nets.
For ealo In TCo battles by all Lending
MAtlUPAClt'Iiru O.M.V 11Y Till]
Bin IrBASCisw. Cal.
•ot-nvuu-.. Kv.. Mv Yoan * * VOLUME 34.
NO. 35.
F.ITISH Columsi-
Wednesday Jlmniiig, Aug. 28, 1880.
(From Daily Columbian, Aug. 27.)
Mr. H. G. Ross is advertising Japaneso whisks, brooms and matting
very cheap.
Tlie celebration postern nro out and
decorate all tho boards in town. Mr.
Mackintosh has mailed numbers of
tho posters to every town in the pro
vince and to the chiof towns on the
Tho run of spring Balmon last night
wns vory goud indeod, but, unfortu
nntely, the majority of the lish wero
whito. In size they wero considerably
abovo tho averago, many of the fish
weighing over 50 pounds.
It is reported that ojuiisol have
boon engaged to test tho validity of
tho Saanich-Westminster interest bylaw on several grounds, any ono of
which, it is contended, will be sufficient to quash the by-law.
At the district court this morning,
before Capt. Pittendrigh, the Wellington Canning Co. was fined 82.50 for
violating tho fisheries net. Tbe Beaver
Paolcing Co., on two similar charges,
was fined §2.50 on tho tint and §5 on
the second charge.
Mr. Thoa. Cunningham added seven
moro varieties of fruit to hia magnificent exhibit bofore packing it up for
shipment to tho Toronto exhibition.
This makes Mr. Cunningham's exhibit
, number 50 varieties, and it is safe to
say it will bo tho vory linest shown at
the fair.
Thoso interested in purchasing property in tho Milton estate will notice
by the advertisement that the ten per
cent, discount condition expires with
this month. The free rides keep right
on all the same, and tho property, wo
are informed, is changing hands very
satisfactorily for all concernod.
The Vancouver World says James
McGeer, tho milk-doaler, lias a calf on
his premises with six legs. The animal is about as frisky as an ordinary
calf, but makes no use of the oxtra
limbs. Tho calf is quite a curiosity,
and Mr. McGeer hopes to rear it to
cowhood without muoh difficulty.
Tho str. Michigan, of the Westmin
ste-Portland line, arrivod in port on
Sunday, bringing over a hundred tons
of freight. The business of the line is
increasing so rapidly that the company
has determined to make the service
weekly, and in future the Idaho and
Michigan will make alternate trips.
During the heavy windstorm last
night the crash of falling trees on the
hillside above Brownsville could be
distinctly heard at short intervals.
Many of these Douglas giants, whose
heads havo bowed to tho breeze for a
contury or more, and yeBterday were
as grand looking as ever, now lie uprooted and shivered on the cold earth
from which they first took life.
The post-office department at Ottawa is in receipt of a report from the
inspector of British Columbia giving
particulars of tho recent robbery of
a package of remittances containing
§850, whioh wero being sent from
Wellington to Nanaimo. An employee of the department named Carmichael is thought to be the guilty
party, the suspicion being held to be
confirmed by the fact that Carmichael
has skipped the country.
The three highwaymen who robbed
the Ohinaman at Sapperton yesterday
have made good their escape, hut not
by any particular devico on thoir part.
They wero seen near the junction yesterday afternoon, and could easily
have been arrested had a constable
been in tho vioinity. It seems that
tho question of who should follow up
the robbers was discussed betwoen the
oity and provincial polico, with tho
result that no action was takon by
oither party.
The Cniiuiliiu. Winnings.
Lieut.-Col.   Bacon, commandant of
tho Wimbledon team, reached Ottawa
last  Tuesday bringing with him the
Kalapore cup.   Col, Bacon is delighted
with the success of his men,  for not
only did they win tho Kalapore cup,
but  wero  successful  in  scooping in
moro money prizes than has fallen to
the lot of  any  Canadian team which
has previously gone  to  Wimbledon.
Tho total amount of tho winnings wos
£432  stot'ling, which, divided equally
among the  twenty shooting men, ox-
clusivo of two  or throo prizes  which
nover  go  inlo  the pool, give* them
nbout £18 oaoh.   Last year the  total
winnings woro £323; nvorago, £15 10s.
to each man.
 ►-*-* •
The Vancouver Smeller.
The great smolter, which was lo
prove a boon to Vancouver, seoms to
havo proved a complete fizzle. At the
Vancouver oity oouncil meoting last
night Aid. McConnell gave notico of
motion ns follows: "1 hereby give
notico that I will, at the next mooting
of council introduce a motion to cancel tho bonus of $25,000 offered tu
the B. C. Smelting Co., also that their
forfeit of $5,000 be forfeited and
placed to the credit of tho oity."
From this it would apper that there is
no immediate prospect of the smelter
being properly prepared to roast the
ores, but so much capital has been
sunk in tho enterprise it hardly seems
possible it can bo allowod to remain
idle muoh longer.
The agricultural oxhibition adv. appears in another column.
The Empire and Fhcenix flouring
mills of St. Catherines, Ont,, both
owned by Sylvester jNoolon, wero totally dostroyod by firo lust Friday.
Tho Empire mill was one of the finest
and largest mills in tho country and
• erected only a few years ago. It cost
noarly 9150,000. The total loss is
over $200,000.
The Westminster IllUc Tciiln.
Captain Sooullar and Lieut. Cotton
left by the Allantic express thiB nfternoon for Ottawa, to attend the meeting of the Dominion rifle association.
The other membors of tho Westminster team, Messrs Proud and Chamberlain left some duys ago, and will
arrive at Ottawa in timo to have a few
days practico boforo the meeting
opens. The peoplo of Westminster
have shown patriotism in sending this
team to Ottawa, and tho marksmen
aro determined to give a good account
of themselves in return. The Columbian has made arrangements whereby'
a daily report of tho successes achieved by tho members of tho Westminster team will be specially wired
from Ottawa, thuB giving our readers
tho results of each day's shooting as
quickly as if tho matches were fired at
Itnst Three ringers.
Last evening, about 7:30 o'clock,
Wm. Armstrong, an employe of tho
Brunette Sam Mills had the misfortune to lose a portion of the first three
fingers of his left hand. Ho was
working the edge saw at the timo the
accident ocourred, and had neglected
to light the lamp over his head although the darkness was sotting in
fast. By somo means his hand cume
in contact with the saw, and in a
twinkling the first three fingers were
'cut off between the first nnd second
joints. Dr. Cooper was instantly
telephoned for and arrived in a very
few minutes. Tho injured hand received proper surgical attendance and
the probabilities are that Armstrong
will bo able to return to work agnin in
a week or ton days. This is the second
serious accident Armstrong has met
with during the last two months.
Turns ap Alive.
The man Daley who was reported
to have been drowned a few weeks
ago whilo crossing to Brownsville with
a friend, has turned up as sound as
a trivet and none the worse of his
narrow escape. It appears Daley remained some seconds under the water
and during that time drifted down
stream a considerable distance. Whon
he rose to the surface he struck out
for shore, which he reached safe and
sound, while his friend remained in
tho middle of the river in a terrible state of agony, vainly pulling
hither and thither waiting to seo
Daley's head "bob up serenely." But
Daley, who it appears is an "amoozin
cuas," serenely sat himself down under a weeping willow and thoroughly
enjoyed his friend's heroic efforts on
his behalf. After satisfying himself
that he had thoroughly enjoyed the
fun, Daley moved inland, got work on
tho Southern Railway and is still in
the oompany's employ, lt was only a
few days ago his friends learned that
he had escaped drowning,
lining Home.
Another batch of 200 Indians were
taken up-river this morning by tho
Bteamer Irving. They were principally
Harrison river, Chilliwack and other
Indians living in that vicinity. As
usual the quantity of ickhis belonging
to the party, consisting principally of
flour, pork, sugar and otlier groceries,
was something enormous. Among the
huge pile of goods was observed light
coffins, and on enquiring it was learned
that the caskets contained the bodies
of all thoso members of the tribo who
had died since leaving their nativo village last spring. It is the custom
among tho coast Indians, it appears,
never to bury their dead among strangers, except when circumstances, such
as death from an infectious disease,
makes it absolutely necessary. Tho
bodies aro always carefully coffined
and buried until the homeward routo
is taken in the fall, and then they are
unearthed and removed to the tribal
burying ground; and trcquontly thero
is no attempt at funoral ceremonies,
Christian or heathen, till the body is
placed in its last resting place.
Lost ller Iiusband.
An unfortunate Indian woman worried tho polico not n little to-day in
endeavoring to find her husband, who
has mysteriously disappeared. Tho
missing man, who is known by the
namo of Combs, so called for his onco
having beon tho proud possessor of
ono of those excellent toilet nrticles so
convenient fnr removing the surplus
crop of insects, disappeared from the
swamp Inst night. He, with his wifo
and a fow relatives, by special invitation, attended a very sumptuous dinnor party given by one of the most
aristocratio families who havo honored
tlio Bwamp by making it thoir abiding
place. After the kloochmen had retired, and while tho Siwashes were discussing cigars and black coffee, Combs,
who had gallantly lifted the flap of tho
lout lo ullutt [lie ladies lu file uui, was
found f- bo mh'ng. Nothing wns
thought of his absence at Oral, but a
littlo later, wheu thu Siwashes joined
the kloochmen on the sawdust outside,
the host severely remarked that Combs
must have forgot the oourtesy due to
his entertainers or he never would
have allowed himself to depart without, at least, saying "Klohowya."
Everyone present agreed with the host
that Comb's conduct was most un-
siwashe, and declared that he should
be promptly ostracised from polite
swamp society. It wub expected,
howovor, that he would turn up and
redeom his character, but he failed to
do eo, and a search for him followed.
The police and a Inrgo number of Indiana spent the day searching for
Combs, but nut a trace of him could be
found. Ab the man wns not drunk
when he abruptly disappeared, his prolonged absence Is all the more mys- J
torious. I
City council.
The city council met at 8 o'clock
last night, for the transaction of businoss. Present—Aldermen Calbick,
McPhaden, Jaques, Cunningham,
Curtis, Reid and Shiles.
His worship Mayor Townsend in
the chair.
From D. Robson, returning officer,
declaring, the election of W, H. Keary
and 13. W. Shiles.   Received and filed.
From tho secrotary of the Gas Company, enclosing resolution to the effect that the company's pipes'had been
laid according to its franchise, and expressing the opinion that if tho pipes
nro uncovered by street improvements
the corporation should have them replaced at their original depth. Referred to the firo nnd light committee,
to report on at next meeting.
Aid. Calbick was of tho opinion that
the city was rosponsiblo in no way to
the company, as no grades had been
fixed when tho franchise wns given the
From Beggs & Heard, asking for
street lines on Douglas street between
Montreal and Melbourne streets. Referred to boord of works with power
to act, .
From tho Sisters of St. Mary, asking permission to close the dividing
lane in rear of tho hospital. On motion the request in the petition was
From Alex. D. McLennan, Jas.
Grimmer and others, petitioning tho
council not to have the sidewalks on
St. Andrew's street 18 inches lower
than the crowntof the road ond leave
an immense gutter underneath, which
would greatly damage their  property.
Aid. Jaques admitted thore was a
hardship in this cose, but there was a
bank that was necessary to be out
away in order to make the street.
Cuttings had to be made or good streeta
would not be the result.
Mr. Grimmor, by request, gave his
opinion of the damage likely to be
caused by the cutting.
On motion of Aid. Calbick the matter was referred to tho board of workB,
to meet tho petitioners and if possible
mitigate the hardship.
Frum the residents and property
owners of Park lane, asking the coun
eil to open that Btreet to the Thome
road.   Laid on the table.
From C. McDonough, stating he
had boen requested by Aid. Keary to
inform the board he could not be present at this meeting, but would be
agreeable to serve on any oommittee
appointed.   Received and filed.
From the chief of police, reporting
that the gas lamps were extinguished
on Sunday morning at 1 o'clock.
Aid. JaquoB said something would
have to be done; the Gas Company
waa not keeping its contract and unless
the company did better some other
means would have to be found of lighting the city.
Aid. Reid said he thought the service was getting worse every day. He
had been asked by the company to report any mismanagement, and had
done so continually, but without pro.
ducing any good results. Referred to
tho light committee, to roport on at
next meeting.
From J. W. Andrezjewski, informing the council that the noise made by
the big drum of the SalvntionArmyhad
frightoned his horses, with the result
that his wagon was upset and goods to
the value of $17 destroyed, and one of
his horses lamed. He also stated that
hud not assistance been given the accident might have been attended with
fatal results.
Aid. Curtis moved that the matter
be referred to tho chief of polico to roport on at next meeting.
Aid. Jaques said there was no use
shelving tho affair; everyone knew tho
drum to be an infernal nuisance, and
ho wonted action to bo taken by tho
Aid. ■■ Shiles thought tho proper
course for the complainant to take, if
he had sustained damage, wus to lay
an information against the army.
Aid. McPhaden considered it only
right that some action should be takon
if Mr. Andrezjewski had suffered
Aid. Jaquos moved that tho chief of
police bo instructed to arrest the drum
player and mako a test caso of it.
No seconder to this motion offered
and Aid. Curtis' motion was carried.
From James Cunningham, A. M.
Horring und others as follows:
To His Worship the.  Mayor ami Aldermen of the City of New Westminster.
Gextlemes: — Whereas negotiations
aro now ponding betweon your houorablo
body and the N. W, Southorn Railway
Company for the construction of a line of
railway from New Wostminstor to tho
American boundary; thoreforo tho undersigned ratepayers and taxpayers of the
city of New Westminster pray your
honorable body, thot in auy agreement
entered into with said company the substantial essence of tho following clauses
may bo embodied, especially thoso referring to tho bonuses in monoy and land;
and that no other bonus ho given: (1)
Tho counoil to give only a right of way
through the corporate limits of the oity
as far as owned or controlled by the city;
tho company to acquire tlieir own right
of way, and compensate private owners;
tho company's lino through tho city to bo
located next to, and outside the C. P.
railway, and a strip nino (0) feet wide
set nport for tho purpose; this to apply
only to the part of tho road for which
tho oity furnishes tho right of wajtj (2)
Tho company to receive from tho city, at
a nominal rato, a lease of five (5) water
lots for a dook, Lytton square for a station, and ono hundred acres of land on
Lulu Island for a yard and work shops—
all of which, togcthor with the right of
way given, shall revert to tho city if tho
company fail in construction oroporation
of tho road. Tho company shall also re-
ocivo from the city n dood in foo simplo
of two hundred acres of land on Lulu
Island upon tho completion ef the road,
and tho fulfillment by tho company of
tho torms on whioh tho land is to be received from the provincial government.
On Lytton square to bo crocted a station
costing dollars; (3) When the
first train from Whatcom shall havo arrived in tho company's yard ou Luln Is
land over the N. W. Southern Eailway
and the city extension thereof—after boing finished according to agreement—and
over such a ferry or bridge across Fraser
River as the company agrees to build;
and over such a bridge across the North
Arm as the company agrees to construct
—then $50,000 to bo due the company
from the oity; (4) When the Baid road
is extended from Whatcom to any one of
tho cities of Seattle, Tacoma or Portland,
such road being a first class road, and
tho first train has been run over such
a road, from ono of said cities, and has
arrived in the company's yard on Lulu
Island as above, then a further bonus of
$100,000 to bo due from the oity to tho
company; (5) The debentures for the
bonus to be deposited in the Bank of
British Columbia upon trust; and to bo
50 years 5 per cent, debentures, and to
contain a proviso enabling tho oity to redeom thom any timo beforo the expiration of 50 years, by giving one or two
years' notice; (li) If a by-law for the saitl
bonus is submitted to tho ratepayers wo
bog that tho agreement the city may enter into witli tho company may bo also
submitted, and the voto taken on the bylaw and agreeinout together; (7} No objection to thesaid road being extended
from the company's yard on Lula Island
westward to Vancouver; hut tho said
bonus not to he paid for a road that is
merely a branch of a road from Whatcom
to Vancouver.
On motion of Aid. Curtis, seconded
by Aid. Reid, the petition was received.
In the matter of giving the directors
of the agricultural society full control
of the building and grounds, Aid.
Jaques said it was most unusual to invite people to attend games and then
make them pay; it was done nowhere
Aid Cunningham snid it was tho intention of tho directors to fence the
entire premises and chargo admission
to tho grounds, that is one admission
fee would admit a person to everything on the grounds; this was the
plan adopted in any placo he had ever
been, except at Victoria, and a more
utter failure than the lattor could not
have been brought about if intentional.
Aid. Reid explained that all points
in connection with this affair bad been
thoroughly canvassed by the committees, and the fencing of the grounds,
and a general admission fee had been
decided on as the most feasible.
Aid, Jaques Baid if a fee was charged
to the games the lacrosse and base ball
matches would be held elsewhere.
Aid. Calbick said the first intention
was to have both the celebration and
exhibition within the same grounds,
and if this was to be deported from it
would result badly for the exhibition.
Aid. Curtis contended that the exhibition was the main object of importance, aud the celebration was
secondary to it. Were the latter to
be placed in the van it would result
unfavorably to the most important industries of the province. His idea
was to give the building and grounds
to the directors, let them charge an
entrance fee of 25 cts, and thus concentrate the whole.
It was finally decided that the buildings and grounds be handed over to
the control of the directors of the sooiety.
The board of works reported that
the tenders for Fife street being too
high it had been decided not to award
the contract; recommending that a
street roller be purchased; that Mr.
Gauvrenu's services be dispenied with
as the street work is well advanced.
Report adopted,
The street naming and numbering
committee reported and the counoil
went into caucus on the report. After
a lengthy consultation the report was
referred back to the committee.
H. G. Ross, $5; Jas. Johnson, $5.
J. D. Batcholor, $5; H. Burr, $7.50;
Capt. Pittendrigh, $7.50; Capt. Peele,
$7,50; Miohael Dunn, $92.60; Wm.
Roe, $50; W. E. Dickinson, $1.75;
T. A. Muir Ss Co., $53.50; H. M.
Cunningham, $47.23; Quong On Wo
Ss Co., $4.50; Jas. Cunningham, $2.-
75; Brunotte Saw Mill Co., $108.69;
Mathers Ss Milligan, $29.98; D. A.
McDonald, $20.
Moved by Aid. Reid, soconded by
Aid. McPhaden, that Capt. Scoullar
be paid the sum of $100 to assist in
defraying the expenses of the Westminster rifle team to Ottawa. Carried.
Moved by Aid. Calbick, secondod
by Aid Curtis, that Aid.- tteid be added to the board of works.
Aid, Jaques said there wero enough
stoy at homo's on tho board now. Ho
would rathor boo Aid. Keary on tho
Aid. Reid considered this slur was
uncalled for; he hod never shirked
work sinco coining into the council,
and would always do his duty while ho
held ollloo.   Tho motion was carried.
Tho matter of tho sheet iron, bought
lust winter to sheath a steamer for ice
breaking purposos, was reforred to tho
board of works to roport on.
Moved by Aid. Curtis, seconded by
Aid. Calbick, that Aid. Shiles be added to the following committees: board
of works, firo and light, police and
health; ond that ho tako ex-Aid. Townsend's positions on said committees.
Aid. Curtis gavo notice of motion
that ho would introduco on amendment
to the liquor license by-law, 1881).
On motion Muthors Ss Milligun's
application for water lots was granted.
Aid, Cunningham gavo notico of
motion of introducing an amendment
to the water lots by-law.
The council thon adjourned.
Whsa Brty wu slok, we fm hor Cutirlt,
Wilts lho wss a Child, the crisd for Cutoria,
Whtn ehs became Mlii, the clang to Cutorls,
Whsa tli* had Children, tht ff»vt then CutorU
Job printing of all kinds neatly done
at the Columbian office, Prices will be
found as low as at any other office in
the province —Adv,
Wholesale and Betail Druggists
BJ be re-opened August 1st, and will be
under the management of a FIRST-
CLASS DRESS-MAKER from Montreal.
Style and fit guaranteed.
deluding Tools of all kinds of tho best makes; tlross-cnt & Hand-Saws,
Barbed Wire for Fencing, and all the neceaaary utensils for Farming;
PnU-M-Bloclcs, Snatcb Blocks, Rope & Chain in all sizes; Pitcfi,
Tar it'Oakum; Tarred and Plain Paper for Building; Paints & Oils
in all colors; Munid Paints in all shades; Ploor Paints ready to use; Grind
Stones; Wall Paper in all designs; Brooms & Brushes for all purposes!
liUlirlcating Oils; Traps of all descriptions, and a genoral assortment of
Agricultural Implements,
tr Special attention given to orders by mail.
T. J. TZEJ^IFIF c3z CO.,
dwjly3to Columbia Street, New Westminster,
Special This Week!
All Wool Nun's Veiling
Ogle, Campbell & Freeman
Planing 11 Company, IA
All Kinfls of Rougii anfl Dressefl Lnmlier
Shingles, Shakes, Laths, Pickets,
-A.IS'13 j-iJGX,   XCEXTX3S 03T
Wood Furnishing for Canneries.
Doors*   Frames,   Windows,
Mouldings* Balusters*
Blinds* Brackets,
Railings, Newels.
nolDdwly •
The Columbian Printing- Establishment haa first-claas facilities for
all kinds of Commercial Printing. Bill Heads. Letter Heads, Circulars,
Cards, Envelopes, Blank Forms of every description, Posters, Dodgers,
Prioe Lists, ic. Prices will be found as low as at any other offico where
first-class work is done. VOLUME 34.
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Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Moruing, Auk. 28, INS!).
Coal lo Newcastle,
The admiralty authorities have sent
a oargo of coal from Nowcastle, around
Cape Horn, to Victoria, B. C, for tho
fleet, although cool can he had almost
for the asking oil Vancouver Islnnd.
It is very upparent thut "my lords"
are not acquainted with tho resources
of this country. During the war of
1812 tho admiralty sent lumber to
Canada fnr lho construction of gunboats to be used on the hikes, und,
with a delicate regnrd for the convenience nnd coinfort of the crew, caused
frosh wnter tanks to bo built in theso
Jako vessels. S" tlmt nfter oil
tho naval lords nro sustaining their
reputation fm' overdoing the thing.—
Truly llconiimlcal,
Tho uso ol" asbestos packing iu tho
city lire department for hosting purposes is a novelty nnd success. Formerly, wator in the lire ongino boilers
was kopt warm by the uso of thirty-
live gas jets'. Now but soveu smnll
jets ure used, lending into a pnn lillod
with asbestos packing, which throws of
more hont than the thirty-five gas jots
formerly did. And the beauty of tho
thing is thnt the asbestos does not
bum; but simply throws off a powerful heat nided by the seven gus
jets, Twenty-five conts worth of asbestos will last for a month. Tho
novelty, which was discovered by the
boys of tho Deluge engine liouse, will
save the roteyayora considerable in tho
monthly gns bill.—Times.
way. The only words ho snid were,
"this is a sad job." He neither fainted nor exhibited nny Bigns oi lassitude
during the rido home. On arriving at
Nnnnimp Dr. T. L. Davis wns summoned and he said that amputation
was tho only thing that would savo
the man's lifo and ncoordinuly wired
for Dr. Walkem, of East Wellington,
who assisted him to remove the injured limb. On last inquiry the patient was doing us well ns could bo ex-
pected—Nanaimo Courier.
D. Lyal Ss Co.'s business ndvertise-
mont will bo found in another column.
KoycroiVs Elcbis.
Tho yacht Adn, the pride and joy of
tho late superintendent of provincial
police, has been drawn upou tho ways
at the James Bay bridge, and will bo
disposed of nt auction by the sheriff.
Whatever is realized from tho sale will
go towards satisfying the demands of
Mr. Boycroft's numerous creditors.
Tho latest example uf misplaced confidence in reference to the operations
of the lato superintendent of provincial police, is stated to bo his misappropriation of soveral thousand dollars
sent him by provincial oflicer John
Kirkup, formerly of this oity, which
Mr. Kirkup whished to have invested
for him in real estate. The money,
over $3,000 in ail, is said to have represented the savings of years.—Colonist.
  ■   m   »	
Another Escape.
Last fall, a man calling himself
Holt, arrived at Kodiak on a sloop
named tho Alaska. She had cruised
around Kodiak Island all winter selling beer and whisky to the natives
and some of tho white men, too. This
spring, our deputy collector of customs concluded to seize the sloop, so
taking two men with him he boarded
the vessel and informed Capt. Holt
that tho sloop was seized. He then
took an axe and broke open the hatch
and took out two shot guns and four
or five gallons of whisky. Removing
the aails of the sloop, the deputy collector told Mr. Holt that he would allow bim to remain on his vossel with
his crew. The deputy collector then
took tho sails and stowed thom away
in the Alaska commercial company's
warehouse. A few mornings later he
woke up to find that the sloop had do-
parted, some of the crew having suc-
ceeded in making an entrance into tho
warehouse and carrying off the sails,
so that all our deputy collector has
now is the shot guns, and last, but
not least, the whisky. —Alaskan.
From the ,1'orlli.
The steamer Barbara Boscowitz,
Capt. Williams, arrivod from the
northern coast on Sunday morning,
the round trip having been made in
twelve days. The weather was fair on
the trip, but nothing of moment transpired, ln Johnson's straits the str.
Sardonyx was passed bound north.
Nothing wss seon of the str. Princess
Louise, which is uow due, The canneries had ull closed down for the
season excepting Spencers cannery,
at Alert Bay, which waB Btill fishing
and canning, having so far a pack of
5,000 cases. As to the puck of tho
various canneries the ligures aro not
exactly known, and until something
definite ia given nu average of 0,000
cases ia considered near tho mark. Tho
largest pack is by lho British American Co., the manager, Mr. Gus.
Holmes, having put up 12,000 cases.
About 100 passengers, mostly Chineso
and Indian cnnneri', cuinu down. For
freight the steamer biought down 2,-
000 casos from McDowell's cannery at
Alort Bay, 7i>0 cases of the B. A. P.
Co. hrnnd, 1,000 enses empty tins,
whicli will bc forwarded to the Fraser
river oauuoriou, ami a quantity of box
lumber. -Ti	
Arm SlintOIT,
On Sunday morning four young mon
named J. W. ThompBon, J. Thompson, Thos. Leone and James Thompson went for a boat ride as far as
Lighthouse Island and on arriving
there thoy all wont ashore, where thoy
stayed for aome time. During tho
evening they noticed a flock of ducks
on the bay and James Thompson ran
towardB tho boat und grasping tho gun
attempted to drug it towards him, when
it exploded, completely shattering his
forearm, hia hnnd, only hanging to his
wrist by a shred. His companions
wont to his assistance immediately and
bound his coat r.round bin arm, nbovo
the wound, with tho effect of partially
staunching the blood, nnd thou jump-
iny in tlio bout rowed for homo as
quickly na possible, tho patient holding hia arm abovo tho wound tho wholo
0. C. Kiouards S Co.
Grnls,-l have usod MINARD'S LIN-
IMENT in my family for some years nnd
believe it the best medicine in the market ns it does nil it is lvcoiiinioiided to
do. Daniel Kierstead.
Canaan Forks, N,B,
John Mader, Mahone liny, informs ns
that lie wns cured of a very severe attaok
of rheumatism by using MINARD'S
To Authorize the Sale of Lands within
the District of Surrey upon which
Tuxes hare been due and in arrear for
two years,
itll lands within the District of Surrey upon which taxes have beeu due nml
ln arreurfor two years shall be sold and
the proceeds applied In the reduction of
such taxes;
Ur it enact*:]), therefore, by tho Reeve
and Council of the Corporation of the District of Surrey:
1. The Assessor and Collector of the Corporation of the District of Surrey is hereby
authorized and directed to submit tothe
Reeve of the Corporation of tho District of
Surrey a list In duplicate of all lhc lauds
upon which there shall boat the time of
the.passlngof this By-law unpaid Municipal taxes luarrear forthe period of two
years prior to tlie passing of tliis By-law
with the amount of aireurs ngalnst eaeh
lot;sct opnoslte tothe same; and the
Keeve slia'il authenticate such lists by
affixing tlio seal of the Corporation ami
his signature, and oneof such lists shall
be deposited with the Clerk of the Corporation and the other shall be returned
to the Assessor and Collector with a warrant thereto annexed under (ho hand of
the Reeve and the seal of tho Corporation
commanding him to levy upon tlie land
for tho arrears due thereon with his costs.
2. It shall not be the duty of the Assessor
aud Collector to make enquiry before
effecting a sale of land for taxes to ascertain whether or not there is any distress
upon the land nor shall ho be bound to
enquire into or form any opinion of the
value of the land.
3. The Assessor and Collector shall prepare a copy of the list of lands to be sold
and shall include therein in a separate
column a statement of the proportion of
costs chargeable on each lot for advertising and for the commissions authorized
by this By-law to be paid to him, and
shall oause such list to be published in
aome paper ln tho District of New Westminster for a period of one month preceding such Intended sale.
4. The advertisement shatl contain a
notification that unless the arrears and
costs are sooner paid he will proceed to
sell the lands for the taxes ou a day and
at a time and place namod in tho advertisement.
5. The Assessor and Collector shall at
least three months before the time of bale
also deliver to or deposit ln tho Post office
to the address of the owner of such property which is to be sold for taxes as
aforesaid or to the agent of such owner, a
notice in writing of tlie amount of taxes
duo and that the property Is to be sold for
arrears so due, and in caso tho address of the owner or agent is unknown a
notice to the samo effect shall bc posted
upon the laud intended to bo sold; and
shall also at least three months before
the time of sale post a notice similar lo
the above advertisement in sonic convenient and public places, that is to say, at
the Municipal Hall, Surrey Centre.
fl. The day of sale shall be the second
day of Decembor A.D., 1889, at the Municipal Hall, Surrey Centre, and shall begin
at twelve o'clock noon.
7. If at time appointed for thu sale of
the lands no bidders appear the Assessor
aud Collector may adjourn the sale from
time to time.
8. If tho taxes have not been previously
collected or if no one appears to pay the
same at the time and place appointed for
the Bale the Assessor and Collector
shall sell at Public Auction so much
of tbe land as may be sufficient to
discharge the taxes and all lawful
charges Incurred ln and about the sale
and the collection ot the taxes, selling tn
preference such part as be may consider
best for the owner to sell first; andln
offering such lands for sale It shall not be
necesf ary to describe partlculai ly the portion of the lot or section which shall be
Bold but lt will be sufficient to say that he
will sett so much of the lot or section lis
shall be necessary to secure the payment
of the taxes due and the amount of taxes
stated In the advertisement shall In all
owes be prima facte evidence of the correct amount due.
li. If the Assessor and Collector falls at
such sale to sell sueh land for the full
amount of arrears of the taxes duo he
slinll at suuli sale adjourn the same until
a day to be publicly named by hlm, not
earlier than one woek, not latet than
three months theroaftcr; he shall give
notice by advertisement In tho papor In
winch Um original notice was advertised,
of such adjourned sale, and on such day
he shall null such hinds for any sum he
<ian realize and shall aooept such sum as
full payment of such arrears of taxes.
It). If the purchaser of any property or
parcel of laud falls Immediately to pay
tu tin- Assessor and Collector the amount
of the purchase money the Assessor and
Col lector shall forthwith again put up the
property for sale.
ll. Immediately after every sale the
Assessor and Collector sliall return a list
of ibp ^r-iiru --■■ivin-i. i,y mini, afllo tu the
Clerk of the Corporation and shall atthe
name thne pay in the proceeds of such
salo to the snld Clerk.
IV. The Assessor and Collector iifiui,s--*it-
iug auy luud for taxes shall give a certificate undor his hand to the purchaser,
stating distinctly what part or proportion,
as the oase may be, of the land and what
intorest therein has been sold, or stating
what whole lot, section or estato has been
so sold and describing tho same, and also
stating the quantity of lnnd, the sum for
which it haB heen sold and tho expenses
of sale; and further stating that a deed
conveying the same to the put chaser or
his assigns according to the nature of tho
estate or interest sold will bo esecuted by
him and the Ueevo on his or their demand at any time aftor tho expiration of
one year from tlio date of the certificate,
If the land bo not previously rodoomed.
18. The Assessor and Col lector shall be
entitled to twelve per centum oom mission
upon the sums collected by him as aforesaid.
M. This By-law may bo cited for all purposes as a By-law to authorize tho sale of
lands for taxes (delinquent and In arrear
for two years previous to the passing of
tills By-law) within the District of Surrey.
Passed the Municipal Counoil and the
seal of tho Corporation appended hereto
this third day of August, 1880.
Sr,q I   „ Reeve,
tuta' J   Hrshy T. Thiuft,
*--■-' C. M. 0. wau21ml
for Infants and Children.
"Cutortels-wwelladaptedtoohlldrenthat I Castorl* cures Colio, Constipation,
IrocommcndltassuperiortoaDyprescriDtloa I Sour Stomach, Diarrheal, Eructation,
tnomtome."     H.A. Ascmw,M.D.,        I KUljWorras,-^vea-ueop, (mil promotes dl.
IU So, Oxford St., Brooklyn, N.Y.   I Witlou
fiout injurious medication.
Thi Cnrr-ADa Compahi, 77 Murray Street, N. T.
Tas. Ellard & Ces
-?• A FULL  LINE OF -*•
Brussels, Tapestry ani Kidderminster!
Pell, Rice Coil-spring iMaughlan
■■j g- «i x mn mm
Democrat and Express Wagons!
mW The Best and Cheapest Rigs ever offered for sale in
British Columbia.'
Irleici tfc Ourrie.
jT. crake,
Practical Watchmaker, Manufacturing
Jeweler & Optician.
A fall line of Spectacles & Eyc-GIaSSCS in steel, rubber, silver arc gold
frames.   The finest Pebbles made, $4 per pair; all sights suited.
Special attention given to FINE WATOH REPAIRS, Having learn,... tlm
business thoroughly from some of the finest Hcrologers in England, aud since thon
managed the watoh-repairing departments of a few of the best firms on tho continent of America, is a sufficient guarantee of good workmanship. Formerly manager for nearly 8 yean of the well-known firm of Savagg k Lyman, Montreal.
Charges Moderate.
Mostbeal, Dec, 1887.—Mr. F. Crake.—Andw. Robertson, Esq., Chairman of
Montreal Harbor Commissioners, Bays: "I nover found a Watchmaker who did so
well for me as you did whon in Montreal, and I am Borry you aro not hero to-day."
• dwapiste
The Oolumbian Pbinting Establishment has first-clnss facilities for
all kinds of Commercial Printing. Bill Heads. Letter Heads, Circulars,
Cards, Envelopes, Blank Forms of every description, Posters, Dodflers,
Prioe Lists, &c. Prices will be found as low as at any other officn where
first-class work is done.
OThoy are not only made of tho
Choicest TollllCCO but thoy are of
Home Manufacture, and should bo
patronized by all good citizons.
WM. TIETJEN, Manufacturer,
Fanners, Attention!
5 «   AT'
CiiUJlwack, Bo C.
31 Farm Wagons.
IH Buck Boards.
1 Span well isintclicd 4-ycar old
Black Horses.
3 Single Driving Horses.
6 Cows and Calves.
10 Head Steers.
1 Trotting Wagon.
0- A Full Lino of Cooking Stoves,
Heating Stoves, Tinware, Hardware,
Groceries, Dry Goods, Notions, Crockery & Stoneware, Clothing, Hats & Caps,
Drugs, Farm Implements, Houso Furnishings, Furniture, and tho Largest Line
of Boots and Shoes above Westminster
and tho most Completo Stock of General
NO. 35.
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az oo.
Real  Estate,
Financial Agents
Purchase Sell and Leass Property,
Collect Rents,
Make Loans on Mortgages,
And transact all Business relating to
Real Estate,
london Assurance Corporation.
Connecticut Flro Insuranco Co. of
London and Lancashire Lifo Aosiir
ance Co.
Canton Insuranco Olllcc, Ld. (Marino)
Columbia St., New West'r.
41 Government St., Victoria
(Late of England)
Corner ot Church and Columbia Streets,
•■"Satisfaction guaranteed.    dwfe7tc
10 Chapel Walk, Soutli Castlo St., Liverpool, England.
3 Bank Buildings, Columbia Street, New
Westminster, B. O.
Slipping and Gommission
CeneralWholesale Merchants & Importers
Any description o( Goods imported to
order and Custom nnd Ship Broking
transacted. Latest Freight and Market
Quotations. dwau21o
Fruit Trees,
Ornamental Trees,
(linali I'rui's,
And HARDEN STOCK on hand ln great
Everything llrst-olnss mul furnished In
good Rh.'ipn.
eft. Hemt lijr.l.s. for vnhialikiHil.iiago Descriptive Catalogue vitu 11 iieaniiful colored plates.  Price Lists seul, free.
dwdolOto Port Hammond, B. C.
Plants for Sale!
Douglas tat Iirary,
all tho leading varieties of
Apples, Pears, jPhintfl, Cherries,
SWAM, 1-IUITS of every description.
Itouqiicis, Wreath* and Crosses made
to order.
Cos. Columbia and Chuf.oh Sis.
New Westminster, Brit. Col.
Monuments, Headstones & Tablets
In Marble or Granite af Best Quality.
N. B.—Just received—the flnest assortment of Scotch lirmille -Huiiiiiiir-iii* over
seon n British Columbia, which will bo
sold ut prices putting competition out of
the question,
Real Estate Brokers and
Financial Agents.
Oonferieratlon Life iUioclatlou of
Hoyal and Lancashire Fire Iiii«r-
an-je Compantei*
HA.Valuable Lots for salo ln the City
and District of Westminster; and choice
Lots in the City of Vancouvor.
Persons wishing to buy or sell city or
rural property should communicate with
Offices: Bank of B.C. building, opposito
postoftlce. Westminster, and Hastings SU,
Vancouver. dwapltitc
ff. LlMarMo.
Importers and Dealers In
Puyallup Nursery I
Orown In the famous Hop Boston of Puyallup and White River Valleys.
TONS of Orass and Clover Seed.
TONH of Choleo Soed Potatoes (10 Kinds)
TONS of Choicest Vegetable Seeds.
 SEASON 1880 41890.	
Enough for Dealers. Enough for Planters-
New rovised List and Prices Just out.
Don't fool yoimelf by nol, sending for 11-
immedlatcly and learn what Is grown and
to bo had closo at homo, Cataloguo froo
lo all. J. *». OlitE.
wJo6mfl Puyallup, Wash. Tor.
Mary Street, New Westminster, B.C.
VTEI.Er-IWNK No, 55.1
London and Lancashire Fire and
BrltitU Kraplre Life Insurance
Sow Westminster BulMlng Socioty*
Accountant's Offlce, Diocese nf N.W.
City Auditors, 1HB0,1BR7 nnd 1SS9.
.nnd other monetary imusuctlous.
Huvo several good luveatnwnt-8 on their
boQfcH, and ull newcomers will do woll to
cifll before doing business elsewhere.


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