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The   Daily   Columbian.
VOLUME VIII.
NEW WESTMINSTEB, B. C, WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 86, 1890.
NUMBER 88.
Real   Estate Auction Sale!
I WILL SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION, AT MART, on Saturday
Evening, 1st March, at 7:30 o'clock, the following very desirable CITY PROPERTY:
LOTS 7, 8 & 9, cf Lot 10, Block 13, Suburban.
LOTS 13 & 14, of Lot 18, Block 13, Suburban.
LOTS 16 & 17, of Lot 4, Block 10, Suburban.
LOT 11, St. Patrick's Square.
LOT 1, of Lot 7, Block 9, Suburban.
LOTH, of Lot 17, Block 7, Suburban.
LOTS 37 to 48 and 61 to 72, of Lot 11, Block 12, Suburban.   The
Lots in this Block will be sold at one-fifth cash, balance in one
year, in monthly or quarterly payments.
gtr Some choice LotB on the Clarkson Estate, and several excellent Farms by Private Sale.        T. J. TRAPP, Auctioneer.
GRANT & MACLURE,
Dealers in
Boots, Shoes, Rubbers, Etc.
Professional and Business Cards.
E.
M. N. WOODS, Barrister-nt-Law.
McKentlo Street.        ^^
THORNTON  WAA.,  Bnrrlstor, Solicitor and
Notary Public, MhboiiIc lllock, New West-
tnlnater. dwtc
TC.   ATKINSON,  Barrister, Solicitor, Ac.
•  Offices; Masonlo Building, New Westminster, B. C.  dwto
ARMSTRONG A ECKSTEIN, Ban-Inters, Solicitors, etc. Armstrong's Block, New West-
minster, B. C. dwte
CORBOULD, McCOLL dc JKNNS, Barristers,
Solicitors, etc. Offices: Masonic Buildings,
New Weatmlnator, and Vancouver, B. C.    dwtc
JOSEPH E. GAYNOR, B. A., LL. II., Gold
McdaliMt of the University of Dublin. Bar-
rister-at-Law of the High Court o! Justice, Ireland. Offices: Corner McKenzie A clarkson
Bts., New Weitminster,         dwtc
REDEN WALKER, M.D., I, It. C. P. dc 8.,
• Edinburgh. Oflice: Agnei St., opposite
City Hall. Office hours: 9 to 11 a. m.; _ to 4 and
7 to 1:30 p. m.        dtc
0. E. WOODS, Land Survitob.
A. G. GAMBLE, Notary Folic.
Woods, Turner L Gamble,
^LAND*SURVEYORS,*<-
Real Estate, Insurance
FINANCIAL AGBNTS and CONVEYANCERS.
Land Surveying in all its branches accurately and promptly carried out.   City and
Sub. Lands for gale.  Wo can show a complete list of desirable localities.
Farming lands, improved or unimproved, throughout the district.
MONEY TO LOAN ON FIRST MORTGAGE AT
CURRENT RATES OP INTEREST.
Agents for the following Insurance Companies:
Western of Toronto, jEtna, City of London, Hartford
and Travellers.
OFFICE—Opposite Post Ofucs, Bank or B. C. Boitmso, Colombia Sthsih
New Westminster.   Telephone Call No. 33.   P. 0. Drawer W.
dlelte
MAJOR & PEARSON,
Real Estate Brokers,
FINANCIAL * AND * INSURANCE * AGENTS.
A GOOD AND REI.IAIH.K 0IR1. TO DO
general house work. Apply Immediately to
MRS. KEITH, corner Montreal and St. GeorRe
streets. d'e'Jlte
Property for Salo in all parts of the City aud Suburbs. We also have listed
some of tho finest farming land in the Province. MONEY TO LOAN. HOUSES
TO RENT. Agents for the Confederation Life Association of Toronto, the London and Guarantee and Accident Co., Limited. General Agents for British Columbia for the American Steam Boiler Insurance Co. of New York, and agents for
the Royal and Atlas Fire Assurance Companies of England, Union Fire and
Marine Insurance Co. of San Francisco, South British Fire and Marine Insurance
Co. of New Zealand.
OFFICES:
NEW WESTMINSTER-Columbia Street, Bank of B. C. Block.
VANCOUVER-Cordova Street.
RAND BROS.
Real Estate Brokers
SPECIAL OFFER FOR FEBRUARY ONLY
Cheap Lots on Easy Terms
WITHOUT INTEREST.
Lots in Subdivision of Lot II, Sol), Block 12
Fronting on Thome Road and overlooking the North
Arm of the Fraser River.
I    PRICES RANGING FROM $75 TO $150 PER LOT.
Terms, one-fifth cash, balance in monthly payments extending
over a year, without interest.
gF^his property iH situated in tbe growing part of the City Mid command!
I an excellent view.   Purchasers at present prices are certain to quickly realize
handsomely on tlieir investment*.
NEW WESTMINSTER OFFICE:
Corner McKknzik and Clarkson Strbbtb.
VANCOUVER OFFIOES:
Granville St., and Cor. Cordova and Abbott Sts
LONDON (ENG.) OFFICE:
107 Cannon Street.
dwftltc
A J. HOLMES, p. D. 8., Burgeon Deat.Bt.
• Graduate of the Ohio College of Dental
Surgery. In office of Dr. C. K. G. Brown.
AU work skilfully performed, ltoonm II A C,
Batik nf B. C„ Columbia St. Houn: 8 to 12
a. in.; l:30to6p. ro. dwM,
GW. GRANT,   Architect.   Oflice: Corner
•   Mary and Clarkson SU., New Wentmln-
iter. dwtc
CLOW A  MACLURK,   Architect!.    Office-
Room E, over Bank of B. C„ Columbia Ht.,
Weitminiter. dtc
WILLIAM R. KINO, Architect, Sanitary
Engineer, An. Removed to Arrantrong's
Bloek, Columbia Bt., Mew Weitmimter—Room
No. 2. dtc
W    THIBAUDEAU,   Land   Surveyor   and
•    Draughtiman.    Hamley  Block,  New
Weitminiter, B. c. dto
ALBERT J. HILL (M. Can. Soc. C. E.), Civil
Engineer, Land Surveyor and. Draughts-
man.  Hamley Block, New Weitminiter.   dwte
TJ. TRAPP, Auctioneer aiyl Appraiser.
• Columbia Bt., New Weitminiter. All
commliiiom will receive prompt aud careful
attention. Beit reference! given when re-
quired. dtc
G PITTENDRIGH, Real Eitate Broker and
• County Court Agent, Commimloner, Notary Publio, At. Rent! collected. Offlce—Mc-
Kenil* Bt., Weitminiter, B, C. dtc
MI8SE8 McDOUOALL, Dreis  Makers.  Columbia St., New Weitminiter, B. C.  Satis-
faction guaranteed. dtc
Columbia SU., New Weitminster.
guaranteed.
Satisfaction
dwtc
JE. FINLAYBON, Piano Tuner, from Broad-
• wood A Soni, London, England, and Stein-
way A Soni, New York, now residing ln Vancouver, will attend to orden left at D. Lyal A
Co.'e itore. Trips flnt week of each month, dtc
WM. B. TOWNSEND, Commission Merchant,
General Dealer in Farmen' Produce. Columbia Btreet, corner of Douglas, adjoining
Railway Depot.  Conilgnmenti solicited,  dtc
TURNER, BEETON A CO., Merchants. Wharf
St., Victoria. AgenU for North British and
Mercantile Insurance Co. for Mainland. H. C.
Birtoh A Co., 36 Flmbury Circus, London,
& C. _____________     <*tc
rHOMAB GIFFORD, Watchmaker and Jeweller. Front St., New Westminster, dwtc
CHAS. MURRAY, House, Sign and Ornamental
Painting. Paper Hanging and Kalsomlnlng
a ipeclalty. None but Ant-class men employed.
Shop, Clarkson St.; Reiidence, Lome Bt.    dwtc
MONEY TO LOAN
IN LARGE OR SMALL BUMS.  Applyto
dwnlltc        AB.MST110NO _ KCKBTMN.
MONEY TO LOAN
[N ANY AMOUNT, URGE OR SMALL, on
flrst mortgage, on farm lands,
dte WOODS, TURNER A GAMBLE
WANTED.
FURNISHED BOOMS
E1
iN BUl'IE OR SINGLE, IN ONE OF THE
mom eligible and pleasant localities ln the
.„_, convenient to.the poit oflice, and other facilities. Every room command! a beautiful
view of the river and has acccii to a halcony.
Applv to P. STIRSKY, Watchmaker and Jeweler, or to MRS. E. C. STIRSKYS,
Columbia St., Opp. Catholic Church,
dfelte
CROSS ft POINGDESTRE,
Wholesale and Retail
TOBACCONISTS
CHOICE BRAND! OF
IMPORTED  CIGARS,
Finest  Cigarettes,
Fancy Imported PIPES, POUCHES, CWARETIE
CASES, ETC.
Choice Smoking Tobacco.
'    Thompson's Old Photo Gallery,
COLUMBIA STREET,     NKW WESTMINSTER.
dlelte
W.J.WALKER&CO.
TELEPHONE CAU. K.
Chartered Accountants
City Auditors 1886-7-8-U,
Conveyancers,
Notaries Public.
REAL ESTATE
London A Lancashire Fire Insurance Oo.
HANK  B. C,  1LOC1,
Mary Street,      •     -     NEW WESTMINBTER
dwfelte
LABOUCHBRE WEAKENS.
And Will Not Follow up Hts Exposure
of the Cleveland Street
Scandal.
Morocco Troops Win Victories Over
the Rebels, and Send Back Heads
as Trophies.
If you have a Cold, use Oli-
max Cough Cure.
If you have a Cough, use Cli-
max Cough Cure.
If you have Bronchitis, use
Climax Cough Cure.
DRUGGISTS,
Night Bell Attendance. Telephone ST.
dlelte
Real Estate,
INSURANCE
-AND-
Financial  Agents,
Purchase, Sell and Lease
Property,
Collect Rents,
Make Loans on Mortgages
And transact all Imsiiiesi relating to
REAL ESTATE.
 AOENTS POR	
London Assurance Corporation,
Connecticut Fire Insuranoe Co. of
Hartford,
London and Lancashire Life Assurance Co.,
Canton Insuranoe Oflloe, Limited (Marine).
OFFICES:
Columbia St., New West'r,
41 Government St., Victoria.
dwlelto
Men's & Boys' Winter Overcoats
Lined Gloves and Mitts,
25
J. E. PHILLIPS,
Leading * Clothier * and * Hatter
COLUMBIA STREET, NEW WESTMINSTER,
dwfelte
RICHARDS & MACKINTOSH
Real Estate
—AND—
INSURANCE AGENTS
Colonial Block, New Westminster, B. C.
OUR LISTS COMPRISE SOME OF THE CHOICEST BUSI*
NESS AND RESIDENCE PROPERTY IN THE OITY.
WE HAVE ALSO OHOIOE FARMING LANDS, IMPROVED
AND UNIMPROVED, IN __LL PARTS
OF THE DISTRICT.
TIMBER LIMITS AND MINING CLAIMS.
Emperor William will Make a Comparison of English and American
Labor Questions.
We are Agents for the Sale of Lots in Blaine, B. G.
THIS TOWNSITE IS SITUATED ON THE BOUNDARY UNE,
immediately adjoining aud forming part of Blaine, Washington; and
with the early completion of the»New Weitminiter Southern Railway
ii bound lo becomo a thriving centre. Already purchaieri of loti in
thli townsite have realized one iiuhdbid per dint, i-sorrr on their
INVESTMENTS.
WE ARE ALSO AGENTS FOR THE TOWNSITE OP 8TEVE8TON,
at the mouth of the Fraaer river, and the Trethewey Estate,
at the Junction of the 0. P. R. and S. L. 8. & E. R. R., at Million, B. 0.
AttAm
Labby  Succumbs.
New Yobk, Feb. 26.— A cable ipecial
to the Sun from London aaya: Henry
Labouchere haa weakened in the matter
of the Cleveland street scandal, and has
consented to give up his promised expose at the requeat it is said, of Gladstone himself, backed by the most powerful pressure of tite aristocracy. This
wilful scandal will now blow over like
other short lived social squalls.
A Billiard.
-St. Paul, Feb. 26.—A Bevere blizzard
is raging on the prairies. It is 20 below'
zero at several places.
Gave Ball.
New Yobk, Feb. 26.-Charlee E. Wallaek, ex-PreBident of Lenox Hill Bank,
to-day givei bail in the sum of $2,000 on
the indictment againat him for perjury.
Oapt. Healey In Trouble.
Sah Fbancibco, Feb. 26.—The commission appointed by the Secretary of
the Treasury to enquire into the charges
preferred against Capt. M. A. Healey, ot
the revenue cutter Bear, will meet next
Monday to take testimony. The examination will be conducted in the presence
of Capt. Healey, and he will be permitted to cross-examine witnesses.
Probably   Lost.
San Fkancisco, Feb. 26.—The bark
Nellie May left Port Madison thirty
three days ago for thia port and nothing
hai since been heard of her. The gravest fears are entertained for her safety.
Considerable wreckage has been seen
bv passing vessels in the neighborhood
of Vancouver Ialand and it is supposed
that the wreckage seen ia the remains
of Nellie May. A number of vessels haa
reached this city from Port Madison
since the Nellie Mav left that place, but
no sign of the missing vessel was discovered by any of theBe that arrived.
Tho ordinary passage is anywhere from
nine to fifteen dayB.
Very Cold Weather.
Sacbamento, Cal., Feb. 26.—Train No.
4, due here from the east at 6 a.m., arrived at 10:20 covered with snow, tho
reault of yesterday and laat night's
severe anowatorm in tho mountains. Train No. 2. scheduled for
6:25 p.m., will be at least three
hours late, caused by the heavy snows
of yesterday.
At this hour (11 a.m.) the sun is shining with full force from Sacramento to
Reno, but tlie the thermometer iB itill
below freezing point iu the mountains.
Hanged.
Waynebiiubg, Pa., Feb. 26.—George
Clark, one of the murders of Wm. Mc-
Causland, of Allegheny City, a drover,
was hanged hero to-day. The drop fell
at 11:07 and he was pronounced dead in
12 minutes. At 12:04 the body was cut
down.	
Burled Workmen.
St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 26,-Shortly after 10 this morning while workmen were
engaged tearing down an old building
known as the Everett House, on the
comer of Locust and Fourth streets, the
wall fell in and it is thought a number
of workmen are under tlm ruins.
Astor1* win.
New Yobk, Feb. 28.—The will of John
Jacob Astor was filed for probate thii
morning. It ii quite brief, ond bequeaths to Alex. Hamilton, (30,000; St.
Luke's Hospital, $100,000; Metropolian
Art, .160,000; N. Y. Cancer Hospital,
1100,000; Astor Library Trustees' Fund,
1400,000; for increase of library alone,
not expenses or salaries. The remainder
of the estate goes to his son, Wm. Waldorf Astor, to whom it will be remembered it was transferred abont five years
ago, the first instance in this country of
the application of entail.
Caron's Beilgnatlon.
Ottawa, Feb. 26.—It is rumored that
Sir Adolphe Caron, minister of militia,
is about to resign.
Young Lincoln.
London, Feb. 26.—Abraham Lincoln,
son of Minister Lincoln, spent a bad
night. Hii condition at one time was so
critical that the worst wna feared. The
anxiety has told upon Minister Lincoln,
who presents a care-worn appearance.
Mrs. Lincoln's vigil at the bedside of her
ailing eon has been constant and faithfully maintafned during 17 trying weeki.
Horrible Trophies.
Tanoibb, Feb. 26.—The troopi of the
sultan of Morocco are reported to have
been very successful iu several engagements with the rebels. According to
accounts tho chiefs of tlie rebels were
captured and beheaded, and thoir heads
have been forwarded to the sultan as
trophies.   	
A Baker's Strike,
Vienna, Feb. 26.—General strike begun here to-day among the journeymen
bakers for increaso of wagei.
A Labor Comparison.
London, Feb. 26.—The German government has instructed Count Hatfield,
ambanador here, to prepare a report on
the labor queition in England for a companion with that in America. Similar
instructions has been given to the German legation in Washington to send to
Berlin a report ou the condition of labor
In America. Material for theae reports
will be obtained from English and
American newipapen and from statistics of factory inspectors,
Mueh Improved.
London, Feb. 26.—Tennyson, who is
suffering from bronchial catarrah, is reported much improved.
Labor  Counoil.
Ukki,is, Feb. 26.—A meeting of the
counoil held to-day to consider the labor
problem was attended by the Emperor
William.	
A Happy Meeting.
| Ottawa, Feb, 26.—Sir. Michael Vidal,
member of the house of commons press
gallery, and Judge Fournier drank each
other's health to-night. They met accidentally in the lobby to-night after a
separation of 30 yeara. Nifty comes tho
strangest part of the story. In Quebec,
early in the sixties, Mr, Vidal wrote a
political article In a Quebec newspaper.
For this ho was challenged by young
Fournier and two other young men. It
was decided that Sir. Fournier should
represent the two and the duel took
place at Plattsburg, N. Y. One shot
each was fired without effect, then the
two parted after shaking hands. Mr.
Vidal went to the United States, entered CongreBS and represented the American Government in Peru and Tripoli before returning here a year ago.
Dominion Parliament.
Ottawa, Feb. 26.—Senator Macdonald, British Columbia, withdrew his
Marriage Bill to-day on the understanding that the measure would be embraced
in Sir J. S. D. Thompson'a Criminal Act
Amendment Bill. The effect of the
measure was to prevent polygamy.
In the House to-day Hon. Petor
Mitchell drew the attention of the
Government to the Washington despatches which stated that England had
abandoned her contention in view of the
payment of a compensation for the late
seizures in Behring's Sen. He trusted
that this waB not correct ou account of
the feeling of distrust it would create
British Columbia. He, censured the
Imperial Government for delaying ask
ing for a Canadian representative at
Washington, The services of a better
man than Hon. C. H. Tupper, ho
thought, could have been secured.
Sir John Macdonald, in reply, aaid
that the Minister of Marine was well
fitted for the duties. From other sources
it was learned tbat the negotiations at
Washington thus far in regard to the
Atlantic fisheries question are simply
preliminary.
The Bill of the Northwestern Coal and
Navigation Company to build a road
from Lethbridge by way of Fort SIcLeod
to the summit of the .Crow's Nest Pass
and thence to Britiah Columbia, was
amended in the Railway Committee today. Sir John Macdonald announcec
that the Government objected for tht
preBent to give any railway a monopoly
of the pasa, because the district has not
been thoroughly surveyed and the pass
is believed to afford the only means of
access to British Columbia for many
hundreds of milea. The Bilt waa amended
so as to give the Company permission tc
run in the direction of the Pass to a poim
to be hereafter determined by the Government,   	
Grave  Rubbers.
Louisville, Ky., Fbd, 26.—While a
storm was at its height, shortly aftei
midnight this morning, a horrible tragedy took place in the northern cemetrj
of New Albany. A party of gravo robbers were surprised in the act of desecrating the resting places of the dead.
and one of them wus instantly killed.
Three others were arrested and placed in
jail, but a fourth escaped. The party
consisted of three Louisville physicians,
Dr. J. T. Blackburn, Dr. W. .E. Grant,
and another whose name ia unknown,
and three colored assistants. They had
gone over to rob the graves of the
corpses of Thomas John and Edward
Pearce, which wero buried last Sunday,
and had deliberately planned the affair.
But a little carelessness spoiled everything and led to the death of one of the
negro assistants, whose name is unknown. The plot had been givon away
to the officers hv a boy who had taken a
bribe and pointed out tho graves.
When the ghouls arrived at the grave
of Johnson, a voice called out: ''Throw
up your hands." Taken completely by
surprise the men started to run, und as
they did so a volley was fired. One of
thu men fell.   As he dropped to the
f;round the lightning flushed on a pistol
ie had half drawn but had not strength
to use, and he died without a struggle.
The guards closed quickly around their
prisoners and took them to jail.
A Great Banquet.
Washinoton. Feb. 25.—The dinner
given to-night by Sir. Carnegie to the
President and Cabinet and the delegates
and officers of the international American Conference waB probably the most
superb affair of the kind ever given in
the United States. The novel and
unique arrangements planned by him
wera carried out by Sir. Wm. E. Curtis,
the executive officer of the International
Conference. The effects in floral decoration nnd table service were Biiperb.
The walls of the square dining room at
the Arlington hotel were literally banked with spring flowers. The table wns
in an exact circle, thirty-six feot in
diameter. Covers were laid for 46
gentlemen. The bill of fare was un
usually simple. The menu wua engraved
in fine script upon heavy bevelled blocks
of papier mache. No French terms were
used. In the upper left hand corner of
the blocka were tlie initials of Sir. Carnegie in two shades of green, while the
name of the guest was, by a new and
peculiar process, blown in tho glaaa at
the bottom. During the dinner a vocal
and instrumental concert was givon, instead of the ordinary orchestral music.
Mile. Slarie Decea, the famous cantatrice,
Miss Elizabeth Johnson, Sir. Herndon
Mordell and the Schubert quartette gave
vocal numbers; Miss Alice Raymond
rendered a cornet solo; Sir. Lamest
Lent played a aolo on the violincello;
Messrs Elkstein and Andrews, a duet
for zeithers, and Mr. Xander presided
at the piano, There were no formal
speeches.   	
Imperial  Parliament.
London, Feb. 25.—Sir James Ferguson
announced the acceptance by Her Majesty's Government of an invitation to
participate in the deliberations of the
International Labor Conference, ahortly
to be convened in Berlin.
Sir Charles E, Lewis, the Conservative
member for North Antrim, gave notice
that he would offer a motion that the
House deplores the fact that Messrs.
Dillon, O Brien and other members havo
been declared parties to a treasonable
conspiracy, and that Mr. Parnell and
many others have been declared parties
to a criminal conspiracy, in consequence
of which the Houbo finds the conduct of
such members deserving of censure.
Mr. Sexton moved to adjourn for the
purpose of discussing the illegal violence
of tne Irish executive during the Clon-
gary evictions, citing iu support of his
motion many cases of violence and lawless outrage on the part of the police.
Mr, Balfour denied the truth of the assertions of Sir. Sexton, who, ho said
thought tliat evictees ahould be allowed
to violate the law without molestation,
Sir Charles Russell attacked Mr. Balfour's Government of Ireland as a despotism which endangered the peace of
the country.
Mr. Sexton's motion was rejected by
100 to 164.
Mr. R. Cuniiinghaine Graham (Glad
stonian) moved an amendment tothe
address in favor of shortening tho hours
of labor, and asked that the delegates
who may attend the Labor Conference
nt Berlin or Berne be so inatrueted. He
aaid that Mr. Bradlaugh had offered an
amendment which wns Injurious to
trade nud which revolution fat a might
favor, lie {Graham) wub ior reform,
not revolution.
Sir James Ferguson, the Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs, announced that
the Government deemed it premature to
itate the replies of England toGormiuiy
and Switzerland, inasmuch na the Berne
Conference had been abandoned. Lord
Randolph Churchill said hu saw no
reason for secrecy. He favored a discussion of the matter. He thought the
amendment was inopportune and criticized Sir, Bradlaugh's attitude harshly.
Ho would advise Parliament to be sympathetic Instead of dogmatic in relation
to tho demands of the Tabor party. The
amendment of Mr. Graham was rejected
by 108 to 87. Tho address waa then
adopted.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
PROVINCIAUmiAMENT.
f From Our Own Correspondent.]
Tuesday's Proceedings.
Victohia, Feb. 25.—Mr. Speaker took
the chair at 2:10 p. m. Prayers hy Rev..
D, Fraser.
The further report of the Municipalities Amendment Act first came up for
consideration, on motion of Sir. Beaven.
Several new amendments were adopted;
oue that municipalities should have
power to exempt from statute labor
therein; that cities should be allowed to
collect from the manager af any public
exhibition a feo for each performance of
of not more than $10 und that the alderman who iB appointed n licensing coim
missioner by the council be empowered
to name another alderman to fill hia
place iu ense of emergencies.
Hon. Mr. Davie opposed the measure
of high license and said tho members
would havo u chance to voto on it intelligently when it came before the House
for discussion. Tho suddon introduction
of suclra measure into certain parts of
.this province would work vory great
harm. He was imt aware that thero was
any great call for the bringing forward
of this matter ut the presont time, and
characterized it as a mistake and said he
would not support such n bare measure
which was being smuggled through the
House without discussion.
Hon. John Robson was very much
aurpriaed at some of the remarks of the
Honorable the Attorney-General. This
matter, as was well-known, had been
discussed before ,in this House. Tho
queation waa simply brought back to
the old ground—is this question safe in
the hands of municipal councils? In
hip opinion it wus perfectly safe and it
placed the matter in the right hands and
left the municipal councils a power to
which they were quite entitled. There
was no intention on anybody's part, he
was sure, to smuggle this bill through
the House without discussion, On the
contrary, it was perfectly pluin lhat open
and froe discussion was coined.
ihe motion to read the amendment a
second time wasrairiedf lhat in cast
the holder of a hq ior license desiring te
transfer the same, ne must duly advertise his intention for thirty daya at least
in the local newspapers; that petitions
asking the granting of liquor licenses be
presented with the application for
license; that thu following changes be
made to sec. 183 by striking out the
wordB " resident electors entitled to vote
for a member of the Legislative Assembly in the polling division," and inserting in Heu thereof the worda " land
owners and resident householders and
the wives of auch resident householders
living with themj within tho township
or district municipality."
Another amendment was made to extend the jurisdiction of justices of the
peace.
Hon. Sir. Davie made sonic strong remarks on the niatter of making justices
of the peace salaried ofiicera. He said
this was carrying the thing a little too
far and was debasing the dispensation
of law to a very low level. It was
atrocious to dream of giving justices of
tha peace $100 a year and take the fines.
On motion of the Hon. Sir. Beaven
the further consideration of the report
was adjourned until the next sitting of
the house,
Sir. Slartiu presented the report of
the committee on Standing Ordors and
Private Bills, and Baid the rules had
been complied with in the bills of the
Coquitlnm Water Works Company and
the Nuw Westminster Electric Street
Railway Company.   Received.
Sir. Davie moved the aecond reading
oMhe Government Railway Bill, He
said that the conditions of the province
of British Columbia required the introduction of just such a measure as this
in common .villi other necessary
measures. The great number of railway
bills being introduced at this session
shows the necessity for this act. The
only act which in any way could be used
for the purposes of the railways in this
province was the old act made in England at the commencement of railways
in that country. Reference Ib usually
made to this act on railway inattera in
thia province, but it ia far from being
applicable to a now country like British
Columbia and is besides highly inconvenient to copy from. The present act
was nearly all hased upon the railway
system of a neighboring province, and
there should be no difficulty in accepting ita conditions, and making them
consonant with those of other parts of
the world so that strangers coming to
thia province would not find themselves
all at sea in the mnttter of railways.
The introduction or prologue to thiB uct
was a complete synopsis of the entire
contents and thus obviated the necessity
of him giving laboriously through the
bill in detail. Everythingwas thoroughly explained in the synopsis. Thu honorable gentleman then gave a brief summarisation of thu sections of the act and
the powers under each section explaining everything en rou e.
Hon. Sir. Beaven Btated that he had
very little to aay on this matter and then
went into a long speech.
Sir. Martin had a good deal to Bay on
the section dealing with crossings and
wanted to have it amended instunter.
lie admitted thut the act would still be
very acceptable to the country.
Sir. Semlin still he had understood
Mr. Davie to s.iy that tho cattle were
provided for imd.-r the consolidated
statutes of Oanada, The Province of
Ontaio for which those consolidated
statutes more especially stood, was very
different topographically and otherwise
from thut of Britisli Columbia, and a
law which might be a boon to the inhabitants of Onturu. might bo nothing
short of a hardship here.
Sir. Grant said that the railway statutes of Great Britain and Ontario might
work well enough to suit those countries,
but the same could not ho expected of
thoBe statutes here. It depended what
country tho application of tho statute
was made in whether it would be suitable or not. Even in England and Ontario those statutes have not attained
perfection by any means, He thought
the people of Britiah Columbia would
compare favorably, man for man, with
the people of Ontario or elsewhere in
intelligence, energy and common-sense,
and they were just aB much entitled to
judge wnat was in their interest nnd for
their benefit as the people of Ontario
weru for theirs. He objected to the
seotion dealing with the removal of
trees from proximity to tho railroad
track aud said the distanco was not
enough. A tree of ninety feot in length
is accounted only a sapling, n walking-
stick in this country, and when we come
to trees more than threo times
that length and our woods were full
of them, itwould be seen how ineffective
that section would bo. He waa pleased
thu bill had been brought in
as it was eminently in the
interests of the Province and it
would enable industries to be developed
which now lay idle through want of
means to transport the products to the
coast. By means of railways we should
bo ablo to compote satisfactorily with
with tho outside world. Tho bill was
read a second tune and committed, Sir.
Cunningham iu the chair. Committee
rose at tlie 10th section, reported progress and asked leave to sit again.
Roport adopted.
Hon. Sir. Turner presented the public accounts for tho halt year ended
Deccmbur 'Mat 1880.   Houso adjourned
at 6 p. m. until 2 p. in. Wednesday.
notices ok motion.
By Mr. Duck that on Thursday next I
shall move for leave to introduce a bill
entitled "an act respecting the University of British Columbia."
By Sir, Duck—That on Thursday next
I shall move for leave to introduce a bill
entitled "an act to amend the resiatra-
tion of births marriages and deaths act."
By Sir. Duck—That on Thurday next
I shall move the following resolutions:
That a respectful address be presented
to his honor the Lieutenant-Governor
praying his honor to cause to be sent
down to tlie heuse copies of all orders
in council relating to any or all applications -of P. B. MscNamee & Co., or
any one in their behalf of their creditors
for a petition of right re claims for compensation on account of work performed
on the Esquimalt graving dock, etc.
Also copies of all correspondeia**to-
gether witli the report or reports of the
hon. attorney-general relating to the
OUR   VICTORIA   LETTER.
The Opening of the New Electric Kail.
way.—Sad Drowning Case.—A Curl-
one Old Building. — The Salvation
Army.
( Prom Our Own (brreqioiHieut.)
VicToiuA, Feb. 24.—It is almost impossible to get a man here to talk tun
minutes on any subjoct without branching off and discussing the tramway.
People stand in crowdB at the corners of
streetsandlookatthe cars going past
as if they never expected to see them
again and were very much surprised to
see them then.
The Columbian representative, on an
invitation from Sir. D. W. Higgins,
president of the company, repaired to
the atreet car headquarters nt Rock Bay
bridge on Saturday afternoon and found
that he was not the only distinguished
citizen on the ground by about two hundred. Most of Victoria's first rank men
were there, and after inspecting the
poworful dyuamoB and machinery and
the car-barn, a fow caaea of champagne
were opened and "God Save the Queen"
sung by everybody and the champagne
drunk by those who could get it; then
the carB were boarded. The crowd filled the four fine carB inside and on the
platforms, nnd nearly everybody amoked,
as it was a Bpecial occasion. A start
was made without a hitch and at a
splendid rate of speed off they went up
Store street and then to the outer wharf.
At some parts of the route a speed of
twelve miles an hour was attained. The
poor conductors and drivers (motorneero
they call the latter; wherever they dug
that word up is a mystery, it isn't at all
pretty), had their eara nearly talked off
by the passengers, asking questions.
Returning from the wharf the carB
went away out to tho western part of
the city. Ou a dowu grade in that quarter a speed of twenty milea an hour was
made. The old electricity simply hummed again and the machinery in the
box under the car-floor made a noise
like ten thousand able-bodied tom-cats
enjoying a moonlight scrapping match
all to themselves. Some of the passengers looked scared to death, and no
doubt were curaing the misguided kindness that gave them thia fruu ride. Going up the" hill the cars worked first-
rate and although loaded to overflowing
travelled up the steep grade as if they
didn't know the difference between level
and vertical.
Tbe next excursion was out to the
Jubilee hospital, up Fort Btreet. When
a halt waa made at thia end of the line
an enterprising real estate dealer, with
u strict eye to business, collared two
clients, snowed them through a hole in
the hedge and then followed himself,
and trotted them up and down that roal
estate the wholo ten minutes the carB
waited, expatiating on the beauties of
thoae particular lots until one could
almost see "I'll taku them" written all
over the clients' puzzled countenances.
The jocular remarks and loud laughter
of the crowd did not discompose the real
estate man a bit. In fact he stood it so
well that several lawyers in the party
were noted to turn away, grating their
teeth with envy at this sublime exhibition of superior "cheek." Coming back
to town the cars again tested their speed
on a heavy gradient and the motion was
very fast. The horses stand the unusual
sight and sound very well and not a
runaway has occurred in consequence of
the streut cars since they commenced
running. On Saturday evening the cars
went on their time-table; large crowdB
patronized thein and they looked very
pretty brilliantly lit up inside with electric lamps.
SAD DBOWN1NQ   ACCIDENT,
The sad drowning of the two brothers
Alexander (colored) ono night last week,
cast quite a sorrowful feeling over the
community. They were highly esteemed in the social circle in which they
were known and had a great many
friends. At the inquest they lay with
their clothing and skates on, juat as they
were found and frozen as stiff as boards,
The funeral took place Sunday nnd they
were buried in North Saanich cemetery,
This is an example of thedangerof skat*
ing on deep water on rotten ice,
AN OLD LANDMARK,
Your correspondent had an opportun-
ity to examine a strange old building in
tiic eastern part of the city the other
day. The edifice is no less a place than
tlie first building erected on the Island
by the Hudson's Bay Company, many
years ago. It was erected in 184-some-
thing, aud is a queer looking specimen
of frontier architecture. The materials
used were of the most substantial kind,
being solid beams, roughly squared with
the axe and laid one on top of the othor,
tliu corners dove-tailed to the post, and
the latter being channelled to receive
the tennoned ends. Then each beam
wns securely pinned with a timbered
dowel. The woodon superstructure rests
on a massive foundation of atone and
cement, nnd hore and there loop-holes
can bo noted, from which the pale-face
inhabitants could.safely "pot" the noble
Siwash in his attempts to abduct tho
hated white man's chickens, or otherwise disturb the peace. The notable
thing about this colonial castle is that it
has not a window, and no steps or conveniences of any kind; it would make a
capital jail if it were possible for anybody to commit a crime so grave as to
merit a punishment so terriblo ai to be
chained within sight of it.
*f THE SALVATION  ABMV.
The Salvation Army people have been
indulging in a mild species of "shindig"
the last lew days. One of the specialities on thu programme was a Salvation
wedding that took place on Saturday
ovening laat. Your correspondent intended to attend to see thu ceremony,
but was unfortunate enough to miss the
show. Before the pair wore made one
the band of tho Salvation establishment
got out on the comer of Government
and Yates streets nnd discoursed execrable music for one hour. If that music
meant anything it meant, "young man,
the tortures you'ro suffering now, are
nothing—wait till you're married."
The cornet having effectually wiped out
soveral old scores against the tuna and
trombone, headed the procosBlon for the
hnll where tho wedding wna succeeded
by a banquet, and, to judgo by tho noise,
they hnd n very good time in their own
way.
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VOLUME VIII-No. 22.
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CIVIC FINANCES.
Tub annual financial statement of the
civic administration for the year ending
Slst December, 1889, has been issued in
pamphlet form, and every ratepayer
has probably by this time beeu furnished with a copy. In addition to the
elucidation of the subject by the auditor, a few points might, profitably to
the general reader, be touched upon,
particularly with reBpect to the expenditure- under the "Strets and Park Debentures By-law" of last year. Tho bylaw in question, as most of our readers
are aware, authorized a loan of $86,0(10
for park and street improvements, of
which $15,000 was appropriated to
Queen's Park, and the remaining $70,-
000 apportioned to various Btreet improvements.
The statement shows, what was approximately ascertained some time
since, that the actual expenditure on
the park during the past year was *23,-
238.28, thua exceeding the appropriation
by over $8,000, which aum waa drawn
from the general fund, and ia to be returned from the proceeds of the park
loan by-law passed a few months ago,
The circumstances that necessitated, or
at least led to, the over expenditure on
the park last year are familiar to the
majority of our readers, and need not be
recapitulated here.
Coming to thu street improvements
under the by-law, it will bo seen that
if4,528.30 has been expended upon Agnes street improvements againat an
approximate appropriation of $2,500. It
iB only fair to add, however, what, of
course, does not appear in the financial
statement, that out of this aum $1,714
went for sidewalks ou the same atreet,
and'that thu street itself—one of the
principal and most important in the
city—waa very'thoroughly graded, with
the exception of a small section where
property owners strenuously interfered
and persuaded the Council to alter the
grade, hardly to the improvement of
the street, it muat be said. Clinton
street also received an expenditure con-
- Bidcrably over tho approximate appropriation, the former being $4,280.77 and
the latter £2,000. This street is one or
more than usual width, beiug 00 feet
wide, nnd out of the expenditure $1,380
must he charged to sidewalks. Ellice
nnd St. Andrews Btreets also exceeded
the approximate expenditure by $4,419.
15 to $3,000, $1,300 going for sidewalks.
Pelham street, it will be Been, required
$6,036.37, instead of $3,500, tho approximate expenditure, to reduco it from
little butter than a trail to a good grude
for about a mile of length, and build
sidewalks, which cost over $2,000 of the
sum expended. For McKenzie street
the statement shows an approximate
expenditure of $7,500 and an actual expenditure of $10,272.37. This item requires explanation to those who do not
recollect the circumatancca. The only
money actually expended for work on
McKenzie street was tho $272 odd, the
coat of tho sidewalk and cribbing between Columbia and Front streets. Of
the $10,000 remaining, $6,000 wbb paid
by the city out of the atreeta loan proceeds, and $4,000 by the owners of the
adjonlng property on both sides, to purchase tho lot upon which SIcKenzie Is
to be carried through to Front street.
A comparison of the approximate expenditure with the actual expenditure
columns will show that a considerable
sum will be yet required to complete
streets partially finished and to carry
out the-improvements on othera upon
which work has not been commenced.
This is not to be wondered at, as the
total sum, $70,000, for street improvements waa inadequate in the flrat place,
and if the work that haB been done has
been well done and is thorough in its
nature, the city will be more tho gainer
in the long run than if the money had
heen spread over more ground and the
work done in a superficial and temporary manner. In a city of Westminster's
high standing and certain prospects, it
will always pay to carry out thorough
and substantial civic improvements, and
there will bo no objection, it is safe to
aay, to a further loan to place the remainder of the atreeta iu a satisfactory
and creditable condition. The increased
valuation of property thua brought about
would apeedily pay for tho improvements
and lower the rato of taxation.
With reaped to the ordinary expenditure of last year, it might be stated—ti
faot which could not be easily taken
from the statement—-that liabilities of
nearly $8,000, including legal expenses
aggregating $3,000 in round figures, bequeathed by the Council of the previous
year, were met last year by the Council
of 1880. Other minor matters may possibly require explanation, but if the
anxious ratepayer will carefully atudy
the financial statement and the auditor'*
remarks, he will doubtless gain the
desired information. Regarding the
auditor's recommendation for a more
frequent audit of the city's accounts, it
might be stated that, ut tlui ruqueat of
the City Clerk and Treasurer, the civic
accounts will hereafter lie audited
monthly instead of yearly, an improvement which will be appreciated both by
the public and the city officials nud tend
to the better and more economical administration of civic affairs.
might and cast off the vile octopus
which their venal legislators had endeavored to fasten upon the very constitution of the Stato. The Post-Intelligencer thus describes the whole wicked
plot and its triumphant overthrow:
There has seldom been a more signal
instance of thu power of public opinion
than in thu defeat of the Louisiana lottery raid on North Dakota. For it is
that and nothing else that has done the
work. The plan was perfectly considered and carried out. There was no detail left unattended to, no point neglected by which failure might slip in. The
lottery interest and ita agenta were desperately in earneat. Unless they can
secure such a sanctuary as they had
plotted to obtain here, their opportunities for illicit gain will soon be ut an
end. They were fighting for existence
and they do not propose to be balked.
They had the game all in their own
hands. By methods which the Pioneer
Press has exposed, they had won a certain majority in both houses of the legislature, aud were not far from the necessary two-thirda vote that would carry
their bill ovur the inevitable veto.
There ia no queation whatever that, if
they had not been interfered with, they
would have had clear sailing. By inter
eating nil sorts of people all over the
state, they had created a specious semblance of public opinion in their favor:
so that the legislator who might find it
for his interest to vote on thoir side
would be able to pretend that he had
some justification. Nothing more was
neceaaary but to be let alone until the
form of legislation had been gone
through with.
It was at this critical time that the
public were let into the secret. It had
to be done, because an important bill
like this cannot be rushed through without publication of the facts. But the
press was so gagged and muzzled thnt
the force of the disclosure was to be
broken, and it was not unreasonable to
hope that thu dio would be cast before
the plain peoplo had been heard from.
But it was here that the conspirators
erred in their underestimation of the
alertness, force and determination of
public opinion. Within a few daya
almoat a miracle was wrought. The
tide of opposition rolled in, overwhelming and resistless. The pulpit and the
untaught presB came to the front. The
character of thia plot and the effects of
its successful consummation were shown
in terma that aet the man who should
vote for it to thinking aeriously about hiB
future. Hecould no longer console himself with the notion that he could explain away his act as an honest mistake.
The choice of ways waB aet clearly before him, Tlie sentiment of the public,
aroused, indignant, masterful, bore
down upon him with its mighty force.
• He understood, at, last, that the
people were not indifferent, that they
would not. conaider thia a venial offense
or a mere error of judgment, but that
they would mark every man connected
with the lottery deal aa a traitor to his
Btate and his people. Thia ia something
that the averagu man cannot face. To
know that he will be henceforth a
branded character in the community
where the remainder of hia life must be
spent, looked at with suspicion or worse
by every one whom he meets and avoided by his past associates, ia a thing too
seriouB to oe compensated by any ordinary pecuniary or other udvantnge. Public opinion had plainly decreed the punishment ot the abettors of the lottery
business; and it became sure that not
enough men could be found to paas it
in the face of the practical expatriation
which they would bring upon themselves. Therefore the frienda of the bill,
who did not care to face this odium to no
purpose, to commit themselves over and
over again only to find their allies insufficient at the laat moment, withdrew
it and the atate was saved. Ail honor
to the people of North Dakota, who have
expressed themselves with auch directness and fonce that their will could not
be disregarded.   It is a groat victory for
Eublic opinion over thoae secret and ab-
orrent forces in politics and legislation
which a disgusted people were coming
to believe almost omnipotent.
of the Nile to the Cape of Good Hope,
and from the mouth of the Congo to the
Zanzibar coast.—Ex.
The fire which destroyed the University buildings, says the Toronto Empire,
has left the exterior walla comparatively
uninjured. Portions may have to be
taken down, but the grand front of the
building appears to be solid. This is
fortunate, for it may preserve the
building from alleged improvements
that would destroy the purity of ita
architectural design. The building is
known as the finest and purest specimen of Norman architecture on this
continent, and it may be hoped that
when plans for restoring it are made
nothing will be done to mar thia reputation. University College ia rightly re*
garded aa an architectural glory, and
lias unquestionably had a powerful influence in shaping the taste and cultivating the sense of beauty, not only of the
thousands of influential men throughout the country who boast of it as their
alma mater, but of the city itself. That
beauty should be retained and only such
exterior alterationa made as will prevent
the recurrence of destructive fires nnd
afford a good prospect of handing the
building down to the centuries as a magnificent testimony to the taste and enterprise of the pioneers of the Dominion.
Referring to the recent revolting 8aw-
lelle murder, an exchange saya: The
utter depravity which a man can reach
through association with criminials is
exemplified in a case which occurs up
on the Puritauistjc, rock bound coast of
Maine. Nothing in the fiction of Eugene
Sue or Dumas is more striking. Two
boys named Sawtelle were the sons of an
honest farmer. They were nearly of the
same age, were inaeparable companions
and remarkably fond of one another.
Upon arriving at manhood the elder, for
a crime induced by his Infatuation for a
woman, was sent to the penitentiary for
a term of yeara. When released from
prison hia father was dead, and by false
representations and pleading he induced
his mother to deed to him her property.
An injunction was procured by the
brother restraining the ex-convict from
transferring the real estate. Then Isaac,
the jail bird, entered into a horrid conspiracy with other ex-convicts whose
acquaintance he had made in the penitentiary to kill hia brother, his brother's
wife and their entire family of three
children. He succeeded in enticing the
former to a lonely wood and there
brained him, decapitated the body, cut
off the arms and legs and buried it
where he believed mortal eye would no
more behold it, Thia waa the son of his
mother whose baby face had rested in
sleep upon his boyish arm, who had
been nourished at the same breast and
shared in the same fond prayers, and hia
accomplices wore a couple of leprous
wretches as foreign io the home of his
boyhood as prayer to cursing. The murderer haa been arrested and will undoubtedly be put away, aa he should be,
liko a rabid dog or a venomous serpent,
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NOTES AND COMMENTS.
VINDICATED ITS HONOR,
Wk published some days ago a brief
account of the rascally attempt made,
with an apparent show of success, to
foist n branch of tho Louisiana State
Lottery upon the virgin Stato of North
Dakota, and expreaaed the belief that
surely tlie outraged peoplo would be
heard from on the queation. In justice
to tho people of the new state, it should
be said that they arOBe nobly in their
The Anson ia, Conn., Sentinel says
Recently a man appeared in Birmingham
and sold for $2 each a little instrument
which he claimed would greatly facilitate talk by the telephone. He even
claimed you could hear a woman whispering a mile away—over the wire of
course. The result waa that he oasily
disposed of several of tho instruments!
which he termed "whisperphoneB." Aa
a general thing they have not been
success. In some cases they have, with
the imagination, assisted the transmission and aided the receiving of messages
immensely. But the novelty is wearing
out, and likewise the patience of the
people. With one man this is particularly the case. The person called
reporter into hia atore aud confidentially
told him that he had " juat taken that
blank thing off that telephone and
walked all over it," and he said further
" When it was necessary to use sieves to
scrape husks off his voice he'd borrow
one from his wife." The "whisper-
phone" haa not proved successful.
Regarding Lord Salisbury's auccessful
settlement of the Anglo-Portuguese
question, the London Daily News says
If he had been more patient, and less
rough, he would in all probability have
attained his end without causing any
ministerial disturbance, and without
exciting the furious animosity of our
Portuguese allies. The French press
joins with that of Spain in denouncing
English greed. The French press is
quite wrong, for no sane English Government would desire to increase the
colonial responsibilities of Great Britain,
But human nature haa a pronencas to
take the weaker side, especially where
the strong ostentatiously parade their
strength. What Lord Salisbury should
do now is to make practical proposals
for a fresh delimitation of territory, and
to make them without loss of time. Our
position in Africa is at all times a delicate and difficult one. But both its
difficulty and complexity are enormously enhanced by the vagueness and
uncertainty in which the respective
claimB of various European powers are
left.
Not five years since Africa was regarded as entirely out of the range of
nineteenth century achievements, yot
to-day it seems likely that beforo thu
contury closes several great lines of
railways will carry travellers in u few
hours over tho vust Interior wildernesses
which it not long ago took Livingstone
and Stanley montha or even years to
traverse, Tho French have projected a
line up tho Congo valley to the great
lakes, where it will connect with the
proposed German and British lines from
the east coaat. Doubtless the rivalries
of Britain and Portugal further southward may compel the building of a gigantic Britiah line northward across the
Zambesi and up through tho interior to
the Nile nnd Congo country. In fact so
great are the temptations offered by
Central Africa to commercial enterprise,
and so keen iB thu rivalry for territory
and influence between several of the
leading commercial nations of Europe,
that it seems not improbable that before
many years there may he continuous
railway communication from the mouth
F. Stirsky,
-JLEADINQf-
WATCHMAKER: AND: JEWELER
Columbia St., opposite Scoullar Blook.
If you want to buy a nice Ladies' Gold or Silver Watch, or a Gentleman's
Gold or Silver Watch iu any style, po to F. Stirsky's.
Ho has Clocks from 50 cts. to £50, all styles and varieties, embracing a choice
selection of German Cuckoo Clocks, beautifully hand carved and first-cluBB time
keepers, and astonishingly cheap.
A splendid selection of Genuine Diamond Ladiea' and Gentlemen's Rings, and
a great assortment of Ladiea' and Gentlemen's Engagement Rings.
Also a very largo assortment of all kinds of Emblem Pins und Watch Chnrms.
A fine selection of Ladies' and Gents' Watch Guards, und a large variety of Ladles and
Gentlemen's Jewelry.  Gentlemen's Watches from 15 to |I0O.
Every article sold Is warranted as represented.   A specialty In Watch repairing.   Every
watoh warranted to give perfect satisfaction,
dwfelto Remember tho Bluo Store, Columbia St., opposite Scoullar Block, N. W.
1862-1890; or 28 Years on Trial
JAS. CUNNINGHAM,
THE PIONEER HARDWARE MAN
IS STILL ON OOLUMBIA STBEET,
With the Largest and Bast Stock of HARDWARE, STOVES,
TINWARE, CROCKERY, GLASSWARE, PAINTS,
and OILS in the Province.
dlelto
M. MATHESON,
Merchant Tailor,
Is now showing a complete line of ENGLISH WORSTEDS AND SCOTCH
AND IRISH TWEEDS, which he is
prepared to make up at reasonable
ratea.
A call solicited, and porfect fits guaranteed.
Douglas Street, two doors from Columbia St., New Westminster.        dfelte
STOVES!        STOVES!
GO  TO
E. S. Scoullar k Co,
— FOR —
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Celebrated Wagons
JUST  ARRIVED.
Delivery, Express Wagons and Lorries.
ge ni
MAINLAND CARRIAGE "WORKS,
SULLEY & BKYSON.
Queen's Hotel.
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.
Has just received a fall lino ol tho latest designs iu
Suitings &. Fancy Worsteds,
And is prepared to make up clothes In nny style
to suit ell that favur hlm with their
patronage.
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THE -AI1.Y COLUMBIAN, NEW WBSTMj_STEB, B. C, FEBBUAB-  86, 1890.
EFFECT OF UGHTNLNG.
Numerous Deaths Occurring ln All
Farts of the World.
Curious and Appalling Freaks at Ttita Bitd-
d_u and Uneipeeted Agent ot Pestruo-
tlon — A   Physician's   Beport  of a
Philadelphia Woman's Owe.
The majority of deaths from lightning occurs in tho level, open country,
trees, villages and thickly built-up
towns and cities, by thoir projections
into tho air, serving as conductors, and
thereby protecting tho inhabitants
from direct stroke. Tho Iobs of life annually throughout the world is vory
great. In European Russia from 1870 to
1877 no loss tban 3,270 persons were
killed by this causo. In Austria during
tbe same time 1,700 persons were likewise killed. In Prussia It Is reported
that seventy persons are annually
killed. Ten thousand persons aro roported as having been struck during a
period of nine-and-twenty years, with
2,'J53 deaths in Franco, whilo in tho
United States during 1870 alone 203
deaths from lightning wero recorded.
The effects of lightning stroko aro
most interesting, curious and appalling.
Tho genoral symptoms aro usually of
shock. There is often unconsciousness,
sometimes coma, lasting from a few
hours to evon days; partial or completo
loss of sight or hearing, associated with
impairmont of thn other ucn-us. The
tissuoBmay bo burned superficially or
deeply, the bones fractured and portions
. of tho limbs torn off entirely.. The
tracks of lightning on the surface of
tho body may have a fancied resemblance to tbe branches of a tree, the
main stems from whioh the branches
lead off arising at any portion of the
body. The skin In these tracks may bo
simply soarlet in color, slightly swelled
or blistered, the branches tapering off
until no larger than tho .scratch of a
pin- They may pass in all directions
from the place first struck or skip about
from one part to another. This is duo
to tbo eonduotion of the current by tho
olothing, which 1( wet acts as an excel
lent conductor.
.Forthe purpose of illustrating those
effects the following report of a oaso is
taken from the Philadelphia Medical
News, reported by a physician who was
on tho spot at the time the accident occurred, Dr J. IJ. Paige:
"Tho current struck the chimney of
the house and passed down the studding
near the window to an iron hook on
vhloh was suspended a ohaln and a bird
cage, passed from this to the head of the
lady, sitting just Inside the window,
and beneath the oage, above tho left
oyo, midway botween the eyebrow and
hair, which was apparently tho part
nearest the corner of the bird cago;
passed along In front of the oar, then to
the contral line of tho chest, descending by tho stocking supportor, which
was attached to the corsets; thenco to
the top of tho stockings, leaving murks
upon both limbs, but more especially
upon tho loft, on the back of whioh.
just abovo the kneo Joint, was a burn
about tho size of one's band, it had tbo
amioaraiioo of an ordinary burn, and
was only superficial. No traueof tho
current oould bo detoctcd again until
the foot, was reached, froln which It
passod off by tho joint of tho great toe,
touring a plaoe about two Inohes in
.diameter in the stocking and slipper,
ibut not loaving the slightest mark upon
-.the skin. With tho exception of tho
:burned spot on tho posterior part of tbo
.left log, and one or two small bums on
tho body and the right log, congested
lines alono marked the course of tho
, loloctrlcity in its passage over tho body
-"Her oondition was found to bo as
, follows: Completely unconscious; motionless; muscles relaxed; loft oyo
> closed, right oye opon; faco purple;
pulse at wrist imperceptible; neither
heart sounds nor respiratory sounds to lio
heard. At onco arullel.il breathing was
resorted to, and in from two to threo min-
titos tho first sign of life appenred in a
i movement of tbo leftleg. The bluo color
faded from tho fuco and tbo pulse was fol t
at tbo wrist. Soon a now train of symp-
! tomsBetiu. Thoro was dillicult respiration. Themuuus andsaliva, wliich wore
very abundant, bad gravitated back and
, could not bo swallowed boeauso pf complete paralysis of tbo pharynx, etc
There was, in faot, paralysis of almost
all the muscles of the uppermost parts
of tbe body, including tho arms. The
symptoms were thoso exhibited by an
animal when being asphxinted; violent
muscular contraction; dillicult and
forced respiration, etc. Undor continued efforts consciousness returned ih
three-quarters of an hour. A period of
four weeks elapsed beforo all tho
.-senses and her genoral health wore restored and all paralysis had disappeared.
In thiB, according to tbo St. Louis
Qlobe-Demoorat, do wo see the effect of
lightning in a pronounced degree, and
.there oan bo no doubt but that this porson would have died from tbe effects If
the physician had not been prosent to at
once resort to artificial or forced respiration and wrap tho body to maintain tbo
heat necessary for life.
TOOLS FOR  BURGLARS.
What Professional! Ute and How and
Where Ther Get Their Outfits.
''How do burglars get their tools?" was
asked a popular local deteotive. "Why,
ery man of any account in that line
has what he calls 'his man,' who is a
practical mechanic and makes every
thing in the shape of jimmies, pu Aches,
etc., that tne burglar ubos in his professional duties. A safo-blowor's outfit
consists of many different tools, some of
tbem being of special design for somo
particular class of work of which the
owner Is tho originator. Scarcely any
two 'peter men* wbrk exactly alike, and
s few of the clover ones invent instruments or machines to do a certain part
of their work. J The principal part of a
'kit' is the drills or bits. To be of any
service those have to be tempered by a
secret process until they become so hard
that no metal mado will resist thom. I
remember whon a notorious 'crook,'
'Spike' Ilennessy, one of tho two burglars who are now 'cracking' a safe in a
melodrama callod 'The Stowaway/ was
arrested soveral years ago for turning a
trick In box work in Now York, In his
room tho officer found one of the finest
kits of burglars' tools tbat was ever
brought Into polico headquarters. Talk
about Ingenuity—if that man had applied but one-third of tho intelligence to
l legitimate business that ho had spent
n devising tools for burglarising a safe
»e would have been a millionaire to-day.
"In the collection were drills and bits
f every imaginable size, lags of his own
eslgn, ratchet screws of tbo flnest dla-
nond ateel, machines for drilling and
forcing without noise, extension drills
ind points runners, plugs and taps, and a
Rumber of 'tongs,' 'tasters' and double-
nders. It was a daisy outfit, and many
>fthe tools woro marked with a tasty
lonogram. The wholo ooliootlon is, I
relieve, or was until recently, in polioe
leadquarters in New York. — Chicago
lournal.
QRANT'S   HORSEMANSHIP.
An Incident That Occurred After the Bat*
tie of Port Hudson.
"Speaking of General Grant's fine
horsemanship," said Goneral N. P.
Hanks to a New York Tribune reporter,
"reminds me of an incident tbat occurred soon aftor the battleof Port Hudson, ln which he gavo me the race of my
tife. General Grant paid the army
under my command a visit at tbe period
mentioned and was asked to review it.
Ilo brought with him no horses, and I
loaned him for the occasion the magnificent bay parade horse which tbo
patriotic citizens of Massachusetts presented to me when I went to the front
in 1803. All of my old soldiers will remember tbat bay horso. I rode on the
roviow a thoroughbred blaok mare, and
I was in a constant state of anxioty lest
she would run away with me when
warmed up. Well, tbo troops were
drawn up in line and we rodo down tho
front linos at a slow pace, but when
wo reached tbo rear lines Grant
would put the bay at his utmost speed, and as he was nearly thoroughbred he oould run.
Grant sat on the bay as if he
was part of him, but the difficulty I
found myself In was not to keep up at
tho regulation distance, but to prevent
my animal from distancing tho Gonorai
and running off with me. Grant rodo
like a demon and I after bim until the
review was finished, the troops ln the
meantime watching tlm suono with Intorest mingled with astonishment. For
some days afterward tho troops were
heard discussing the event and, as far
as I can learn, never settled the question as to whether It was a horse-race
or a military roviow."
"While on tho subject of horses," continued tho General, "the two animals
that I took with mo iuto tho field at tho
outbreak of tho civil war survived all of
tho campaigns in wliich 1 was engaged.
When 1 returned to civil pursuits 1 took
my horsos buck to Massachusetts with
me and kept the faithful animals until
they died. The bay horso which I have
mentioned I rarely usod except on parade or in anomergency. Ho was too
valuable to risk his life on tbe field of
battle. I usually rode another hay in
battle, a big. powerful aud uotiloua animal. Ilo was wounded on sovoral occasions, but nono of tbe wounds s.-fined to
bo serious enough to incapacitate bim
for active sorvice. I rode him at tho
battle of Cedar Mountain "
—Aooording to the KovUta Christiana,
la   Protestant periodical published in
[Madrid, the   Protestant  ohurohes in
npalnhavo no less than one hundred
[places of worship, from chapels down to
*a room to hold a few faithful.   Tbey
have fifty-six pastors and thirty-five
. evangelists.   The congregations muster
0,10. porsons of both sexes,  3,449 of
whom are rogular communicants.   Attached.to tho ohapels aro eighty Sun-
i (ay-schools,   attended by 8,381 pupils,
tnd managed by 188 teachers.
FORREST'S  LAST   BILL.
A Lone Ten-Dollar Note That Proved a
Mimeot at Poker.' *
Speaking of Goneral Forrest, the cavalry boro of tho war, who killed moro
men with his saber than any oilier ono
soldier on either sido, tbe Florida Times-
Union says that he returned to Memphis
after tho surrender with his wifo and
with only a ton-dollar bill in his pocket.
Mrs. Forrest was a lady of tho most
quiet, amiable Christian virtues, and the
only person, by the way, who hud any
control of tlie "wizard of tho saddle"
whilo iu a passion. Ono touch of hor
gontio hand, one soft, tender word,
would calm his most tempostuouB moods
in a moment.
Sitting alono together tbo night of
their return to Memphis, Gonorai Forrest said "Mary, t know you aroastriot
church member and have always opposed cards. Hut this ton dollars is all
there is on earth between us and the
poor-houso. Won't you consent to my
going out to-night and hunting up a
gamo of draw? And won't you pray that
1 may win whilo I ain out?'1
ln vain tho good woman protested- It
was a sin in tho sight of Gud, she said,
and sin oould not finally prosper. Ho
went, found tho party ho wanted and
began the game. Tho cards ran bis way
from the first nnd bis winnings grew so
large that he set his beaver on tho floor
beside liim and used it as adepmltory,
About two o'olock in tho morning he
lifted his tile, bent his bead down and
placed tho bat carefully ou it, retaining
tho numey inside. Reaching his homo
he emptied liis winnings Into Mrs. Forrest's lap, saying: "Mary, count it."
She round that ho had upward of $1,500
-a sum which gavo hlm a good start in
life after having lost all. "I believe,"
said ho, relating tho incident to some
friends, "that Mary, in spite of hor objections, really prayed for me while I
was gone. Atany rato I found bor still
silting up when I got back, and know
her prayers bavo many and many a time
served me a good turn."
AN  EGREGIOUS  CHUMP,
How it Young Legal Luminary Killed His
Father's Golden Calf.
ltolng told lhat in ono of tho Russian
law courts there isauuse which has been
on the docket for moro than four hundred years, says tho Washington Post,
wo aro reminded of tho humiliating fact
that our own beloved oountry is very
young. Still we aro proud to say that
in the brief time ot our Nation's existence wo bavo succeeded in accumulating a large and oboico assortment of
cases which may not only show our excellent intentions hut give evidenco that
in tlmo we will have the must elaborate
and costly collection of antique law
cases in the civilized world. We believe we have nosuchebumpish lawyers
as tho one on whom the story Is told ln
London. When ho. was a young man his
father retired from practice, leaving the
business to him. Within a wook tho
young lawyer oame home and proudly
proclaimed:
"Well, father, I havo done tn three
days what you oouldn'tdo ln aU the
yoars of your practico."
"What Is that, my son?"
"I have settled that Noa eitate oase."
"Sottlod It, my son? Settled it, did
you say?"
"Yob, father, I settled lt In three
days, and I oould have done It in one
If the judge had been at home."
"Young man," said the astounded
parent, "you are an ass, a consummate
ass. Why, sir, four generations of your
ancestors have lived on that oase and
grown rioh, and you andyour ohildren's
children might have done tho same If
you had not been an egregious ass."
Whr We link in Quicksand.
Quicksand Is composed ohlofly of small
particles of mica mixed largely "with
water. Tho mica Is ao smooth that the
fragments slip upon eaoh othor with the
greatest facility, so that any heavy body
whtoh displaces them will sink, and continue to sink until a solid bottom ls
reached, When particles of sand are
ragged and angular any weight pressing
on thom will crowd thom together until
they aro compacted into a solid mass.
A sand composed of mica or soapstone,
whon mixed with sufficient wator, seems
incapable of suoh consolidation.
Caning on the Hand.
A father sued an English schoolmaster for assault because he had caned
his boy on tho hand, Tho magistrate
before whom It was flrst tried thought
that tho father was right, for tho reason that caning on tho hand waB attended by a risk of injury, ani thoro
woro "methods of corporal punishment
quite as availablo, offloaoious and not
necessarily attended with'' any risk
which tho defendant might have used."
Tho higher tourt, though, deoided that
it was not actionable,
A VESSEL HEAVING TO.
▲ Nautioal Operation Fraught With
Great Danger.
Tb* Perils ol a Storm oh the Ocean-Lay
Iny Aloft ln a Howling Broege-IIow
a Ship Weathers a Gale—Cut-
tine; Away the Huts.
The operations of "heaving to," performed by nearly every sailing vessel
oaught on tbe coast during the recent
storm, is never resorted to hy merchant
vessels until it becomes absolutely necessary. The moment a vessel ls "hove
to," Bays the New York Times, she becomes practically stationary, the objeot
being merely to keep her "head to the
seas." Among tbe many vessels caught
outside during the gale was every type
of craft known to "deep-water voyages." Thore wore East India clippers, West India brigs, barks, barken-
tincs and schooners, and a few steamers.
Many of tbe East India packets had
been out over one hundred and twenty
days. For many days prior to the
storm the sky had boon overcast. Only
occasionally would tbo sun appear, and
then for so short a timo as to render
oven a catch "sight" well nigh outof
the question. In consequence many
ships bad beon running hy "dead reckoning," making the supposed position of
tho vessel a most itnooruijln ono.
Under such conditions wero vessels
overtaken by the terrible northeaster.
Wind and sea aided each other in making navigation perilous, the seas threatening at ovory momont to roll over on
the dooks of the fleeing vessels. Some
craft, perhaps better able to Btand the
seas, held on, steering on a supposed
truo course for port. In laying off this
courso the base has been taken from a
supposed truo position of tbe ship. In'
stead of sighting the outranco the lookout is heard calling: "Breakers aheadI'
To one unacquainted with a seafaring
life the horror whioh accompanies suoh
a sound beggars description. Let it be
night time and the horror is increased.
Thero is but one thing to do, and
that quickly—to oall: "All hands save
ship!"
The vessel is on a lee shore, the gale
is blowing hor right on, and unless sbe
can be made to beat up in tbe wind,
head off and clear the coast, she will
beach. Up comes every body with a
rush, half-dressed, half-dazed, but fully
alive to the danger. The moment the
soanien reach the deck tho cutting wind
makes wide awake all hands,
"Hand down the helml Let fly the
head-sheets, lee head and main, and
weather oross-jack bracesl Spanker
sheet!" As fast as tbe orders fly from
the bridge the men jumpto tholr stations.
Round comes tbe great ship and up into
the wind. Tho head sails flap with
tremendous foroe, threatening to fly out
of tbo leach ropes with every roll. Now
tho spanker Is boing hauled a-woatber.
Sho feels It, and, as tbe stern flies off,
hor head comes right up into the mass
of seething waters,
"Round in the lee head and main and
weather cross-jack braces!" Already tho
men aro at their places, and up como
the weather yard arms into the wind.
Tho vessel is now broadside to the seas.
It is a question of lifo and death
whether sho will stop. If she but continues to come up all well, A drag has
been got ovor from forward. To it Is
bent a hawser leading through a quarter
chock. The drag Ib well away from the
ship, On to tho hawser jump tho crew,
Away tbey go with a crash. The drag
hawser is run right to tho bows, and at
tho samo time tho bow comes up rapidly.
Not a momont too soon. A great sea
the next instant lifts the ship high into
the air. Hnd it caught hor "broadside
to" it would huvo plunged tons of groon
seas upon tho docks. But tho great
craft's bow has mot It, Sho roso as tho
wavo advanced and plunged heavily forward as it rushed under hor.
Now is tlio time to catch ber, Sharp
up go tho yards from tho head and main,
The bend shoots are hauled well aft,
the helm carefully tonded, the spanker
eased up slightly; tho ship feels tho
canvas, small as tho amount on hor is;
sho reaches forward, staggers for a moment, then slowly works her way off
through sea after sea. As soon as she
is far onough out to sea tho vessel is
brought up into tbe wind, off comes the
foretopmast staysail, foresail, fore topsail and spankor. A close-reefed main-
topsail and main spencer alone hold ber
up, and all attempt to fall off ls counteracted by the position of the rudder.
Should the wind still continue to increase In violence the topsail will be
goose-winged. This latter Ball is kept
on aB long as possible because of its being abovo the waves. Under a main
Bpencer alone the ship has hut little opportunity to fool the wind, the waves
serving as a bulwark. Should, however,
a gooso-winged topsail and main spencer prove too muoh, tarpaulins placed
in the loe mizzen rigging may hold her
up.
If she still continues to heel over tbe
orew will out away the foremast by cutting tho weather laniards. If this will
not right her away will go the mizzen
and main, and then trust to riding out
to a sea anohor. This alone can save the
vessel. Let her once fall off, get into
the trough of tbe sea, and the conse-
quenoes will be expressed in the one
word of the seaman, "Founderod."
What n Knot Means,
Comparatively fow nowspapor readers
know, or havo any speoial reason to
know, that a knot Is more than s mile,
and that Bix of the former equal about
seven of the lattor. Accurately speaking, thore aro 6,080.7 feet ln a knot and
0,860 feet In ft mile,
POLITENESS  IN OOREA.
Peculiar Kxiierlciico of an American Laily
iii Seoul.
Tho natives in tho East who havo becomo familiar with foreigners aud tholi
custom;) tako vory readily to tho oustoi
of ('ailing—and oi ting-on New Year,
day, and on.11 .dy had a very peculiar e.x-
per ic un* with a nativo official In Seou.
last year.
She was keeping "open house," am1
had made some preparation for receiving her guests in the proper manner
Among othor things, sho bad prepared
with hor own hands a vory excellent
oake, wliich she expected to distribute in
little bits to all who might favor her
with a call, A party ot nativo gontlomon BTived, and, having given ouo of
them ,. up of tea, she placed this fino
oake boforo him with an invitation to
help himself. She then went with the
others to another room, nnd was gone
some tlmo. Whon Bho returned sin* saw
to her horror lhat hor beautiful cake
had ull but disappeared, down tho throat
of the poor follow, who' had tried his
best to do tho pollto thing—according lo
his country's customs—and not leave
any of tbo food set before him, tint*-1
showing his appreciation of tho hos*'.
tablo and hospitality. Tho lady's vexi.
tton was vanished hy a fooling of cou>
mlsoration for tho miserable man, w),<
seemed to bo vory muoh in need of ui
emetic just then. It Is snid this oall was*
his first and last on that day, as he de
olarod to a f I'lond that foreigners ifl'iis:
be all stomach if thoy oould go fron.
houso to house and do justice to tbo hospitality of each.	
Incombustible Curtains.
There are many substances whioh
have the property of rondoring the fab-
rlos to which they are applied incombustible, but they usually spoil them,
either by ohanglng the color or stiffening them to suoh a degree that they oan
not be used. An easy and safo way to
protect ourtatns and mosquito nets
against fire ls said to bo by steeping them
in a solution of phosphate of ammonia,
obtained by mixing half a litre of water
(one pint) with one hundred grammes
(about three ounces) of phosphate. In
this Way the color and texture remain
unaltered. , ,
Estate of John Craig, late
of Ashcroft, Deceased.
TENDERS
WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE UNDER-
slgned up to January HM, 1890, for the
purchase of tho property known as tiic CRAIG
RANCH. consisting of Lot 878, Group 1, containing 802Jh acres, save and except V2 3-10 acroB conveyed to E. Dougherty; also, Lot 405, Group I,
containing 26 acres.
Upon said premised theie is erected a comfortable dwelling house, stable, fencing, Irrigation ditch, Ac. Also, line orchard bearing flrst-
clasB fruit.
The above land is situated at Ashcroft, within
half mile nf Railway Station, und Is gnu of the
best ranches In the Province.
Title, fee simple, subject to a mortgage thereon for(1,500 und interest at 10 percent, from
December 15th. 1888.
Further particulars upon application to
FREDERICK IIUSSEY,
Administrator.
Kamloops, Dec. 20lh, 1889.
POSTPONEMENT.
The time for receiving tenders for tho above
Is extended unt.i 1st March, 1800.
dfoStL2 F, HUSHEY.
F. CRAKE,
Practical Watchmaker & Manufacturing Jeweler
4 DOORS WEST FROM POST OFFICE.
Gold and Silver Watches, Chains, Diamond, Ruby
Sapphire and Other Rings.
The best quality of PLATED and TABLE WARE in all designs.
A Fine Assortment of Clocks
Spectacles and Eye-Glasses to suit all Sights.
Special   attention  to Watch   Repairing.     All   kinds   of   Jeweler)-
manufactured on the premises by flrst-
clasB workmen.
The Cheapest House In Town.
dwfeltc
BAPTIST CHimciI, Agnes Street, East ot
Alary Street. Lord's Pay Services at ll
a. in. and 7 p. in. Sabbath School and Bible ('linns
at 2:30 p. in. AU'seats free; strnngors cordially
welcomed.--Rev: Thos. Baldwin, pastor.
METHODIST OHUROH, Mary Street. Rev.
J. H. White, Pastor. Services at 11 u. in.
and 7 n, m. Sunday School und Bible class 2:ll(
p.m. Prayer Meeting on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m,
Scats free; st rangers cordially invited.
CHI IU 11 OF ENGI.ANP.-HOLY TRIN
ITY CHURCH; Rector, Tho Bishop. S.
MARY'S CHURCH; Rector. Tho Veil. Arohden-
u.,1. wuinin. uerviL-oH In bull) uliiuiilies every
day. All scats Irec. Both churches open nil
dny for private prayer.	
I>RKS BYTE HIA N OHUROH (ST. AN
DREW'S), corner Carnarvon and Blackwood Sts. Rev. Thos. Scouler, pastor. Services
at 11 a. in. and 7 p. m.; Sunday Schoolnnd lilhlo
Class at 2:80 p. in.; Prayor Meeting on Thursday
evenings at 7:30. Seats free; strangers welcome,
ST.   PAUi-'S 	
CHURCH, John St. (opposite
Rev. Thos.. Haddon, B. D„ Rector.    Services
  REFORMED    EPISCOPAL
CHURCH, John St. (opposite Orange Hall);
every Sunday at 11 a. in. and 7 p, in. Sunday
School and Bible Class at 3 30 p. m. Thursday
eveningservicoal7;30. Seats free; all aro cor-
dlally Invited.	
1 MIE NEW WESTMINSTER WORKWOMEN'S
. LEAGUE meet every Friday evening at S
o'clock In the Foresters' Hall.—A. I. Miciiib,
Rec-Sco. dfoiSmS
POWDER
Absolutely Pure.
This powder never varies. A -marvel of purity,
strength and wholesomencss. More economical
than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold in
competition with the multitude of low test,
short weight alum or phosphate powdors. Sold
only in cans. Royal Bakinh Powder Co., 106
Wall St., New York. dfeHvl
1890.
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KP.-ROYAL LODOE NO, 6.  Regular Heat*
•   ing every Tuesday evening ut 8 o'clock,
IL   Visiting Brethren welcome.
.  . -.      . )gl	
.__   ing every Tuesday evening ut 8 o'clock,
Oddfellows'Hall.   Visltiui   "   "
-J. E. Knight, K. of R. A
T O. O. T.-^XCE.LSJOR LODOE NO. 8 meets
It overy Monday evening nt 8 o'clock, in tho
Temperance Hall, Columbiu St.   Visiting nieni;
AO. F.-COURT LORD DUFFERIN, NO.
• 0304. The regular meetings of tho above
Court are held at tho Foresters' Hall, on tho
flrst and third Wednesday In eaeh month, at 8
p. 111.—JNO. McMUBFHV, Sciir., P. C. R.
CALEDONIA A ST. ANDREWS SOCIETY.—The regular meetings of this association aro held on tho last Tuesday of each
mouth, at 8 o'clock p. in. All Scotchmen aro
Invited to attend.—John Huik, Seo,
, O. O. F.--NEW WESTMINSTER LODGE NO. 8.-TI10 regular meetings of this Lodgo are
held at the Oddfellows' Hall every Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially Invited to attend.—T. Tyler, Rec. Sec.
UNION LODGE NO. 0, A. V.& A.M.
The regular meetings of this Lodge
arc held In tho Masonic Temple on
the flrst Wednesday in each month, at
at7:30 o'clock p.m. Sojourning brethren are
cordlnlly Invited to attend.—P. Quant, Seo.
BOARD OP TRADE.-Bonrd Room, Odd
Fellows' Brick Block (up-stalrs). Council
meets on the flrst Wednesday In euch month, nt
4 p. m. Quarterly meetings on the 22nd of Feb.,
May, Aug., and Nov., at 7:30 p. mi New members may lie proposed and elected at any Quarterly meeting.—D. Robson, Sec.
IMPERIAL
Fire  Insurance Company
OF LONDON.
Capital,     -     -    £l,«00,t)00Stg.
Rates as low as any other reliable Company
doing business in British Columbia.
dfoltc
W. J. ARMSTRONG,
Agent Now West.
W. C. LOYE,
£F Repairing neatly done. Cork sole work
a specialty.   Orders promptly attended to.
Clarkson St., In rear of Colonial Hotel, noxt
to Rand Bros.' oflice. dfeito
BAKER BROS, k CO'Y
10 Chapel Walk, South Castle St., Liverpool,
England,
8 Bank Buildings, Columbia Street, Now Westminster, 11. C.
Shipping and Commission
AQENTS,
General Wholesale  Merchants   and
Importers.
Any description of Goods Imported to order
and   Custom   and  Ship Broking transacted.
Latest Freight and Market Quotations.
dwfelto
TIME TABLE.
Str. ROBERT DUNSMUIR
LEAVES WESTMINBTER EVERY MONDAY
morning at 7 o'clock for Nanaimo, via Vancouver, returning Tuesday^via Vanoouver.
IjcaveB Westminster every Wednesday at7a.m.
for Nanaimo direct, connecting with Island
railway and Comox Bteamer.
Leaves Nanaimo for Vancouver on Thursdays
and Fridays and returns same days.
leaves Nanaimo on Saturday at 7 a. hi, for
Westminster direct.
DOUGLAS   ST.  BAKERY
Foot of Douglas, near Oolumbia St.
J. FERGUSON, PROPRIETOR.
Fresh Bread, Cakes, Pastry, Confectionery, ot«., etc.
Hotel and Restaurant Trade Solicited.
All ordors promptly attended to and delivered to nny psrt ol the oity tree. dlolto
Str. Emma!
HAVING CHARTERED the staunch Steamer
Emma from Laidlaw A Co. I am prepared
to enter into contracts for
GENERAL TOWING.
Scows and Tarpaulins ln connection with tbe
lug.
CAPT. EDWARD MCCOSKRIE.
Agents ln New Wostminstor;
dfelte Mathers* Millkian.
W.H. VIANEN
-WHOI.KBA1.K.-
Fish &Game
DEALER
FRONT ST., NEW WESTMINSTER,
SF Highest Price paid for Furs and Doer
Hides,  Correspondence invited.
Telephone Call No. 6, . dfelte
HONUHINTAL
WORKS.
Columbia & Church Sts.
JUST AllKIVKD-A I«r«o shipment ol tho finest
ltKIl (HUNITK MOKIIMKNT*, from'
Now Ilrnnswlck.
ALEX. HAMILTON,
dwlelto PROPRIETOR.   I
THIS   SPACE  IS   RESERVED
POR
J.S. MANSON
MERCHANT TAILOR.
NOTICE.
MESSRS. C. C. PEMBERTON AND FRED. Q.
■ Walker, Barristers-ot-liuv nnd Solicitors,
have entered tnto partnership. Tho firm will
lie carried on under the name ol
dtlmchl • WAI.KEU & PEMBERTON.
FOOK W0 & COMPANY.
CHARCOAL FOR SALE
OUnese Labor Contracted For.
COLUMBIA ST.,      ■     NEW WESTMINSTER.
doc21inl (Near Cleveland Hotol.)
N'
NOTIOE.
OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SIXTY
_ . days after date wc intend to apply to the
Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for permission to purchase 6,971 acres, more or
less, being land covered by nur Timber Lease
L, situate on a lake emptying Into Village Bay,
Vault'/. Islnnd, Sayward District.
ROYAL CITY PLANING MILLS CO. (Lt'd)
January 17th, 1890.
John Hendry, Manager.
djal8ni2
NOTICE.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WE IN
tend to make application to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to lease, for timbering purposes, the following described land tn Sayward District, viz.:
Commencing at u point about half a milo up
the Kla-nmoh Rlvor, emptying into KarmuUbn
Lake, Vancouver Island; thenco north Umitci
thenco east J_ mile; thence north \£ milo;
thence cast 3}_ miles; thence south _■-, miles;
thence west :i miles; thence north % mile;
thenco west 1 mile; thonce north 1 mile to point
of commencement.
BRUNETTE SAWMILL CO. (Ltd.)
H. L. DkBkck, Mannger.
New Westminster, ll.C, Jan. '29, WHO.
 _ dfa-Jiul 	
Land Registry Aot.
In the Matter of a Portion of Section 16,
Range 6 Wert, Block 5 North, in the
District of New West minister.
WHEREAS THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE
No. .w.n, of James William Russell
Rowling to tho above hereditaments has been
lost or destroyed nnd application has beou
made to mo for a duplicate thereof:
Notico Ib hereby given that such duplicate
Certificate of Title will be issued by me at the
expiration of one montli from date unless In
the meantime valid objection be made to me in
writing. T..O. TOWNLEY,
_    . _   ,        „, District Registrar.
Land Registry Olllcc,
New Westminster, 12th Feb., 1890.     dfel2ml
Saddle, Driving and Draught
Horses. Also Brood Mares
with Foals for Sale Cheap.
Horses can be seen at G. W. Rasure'e
Salo Stables, adjoining Mra. Gold's premises, Royal Avenue. dfelte
Canadian Paoifle Railway
PACIFIC DIVISION.
General Superintendent's Oflice.
CAUTION.
OWNERS AND MAS1ERS OF VESSELS AND
other Craft navigating the Fraser River arc
cautioned to keep wlthlu the Buoys painted Red
and White, respectively, at the Mission Bridge,
as during the construction of the Bridge, navigation botween the banks of the River and the
Buoys is dangerous, owing to plies being driven
there. H. ABBOTT,
General Superintendent.
Vancouver, B.C., 7th May, 1889. dmySto
For Sale.
A FARM OF 874 ACRES (WILL SUB-DIVIDE
If required), including dwelling house,
duiry with cellar; Ice house; a chicken houses;
Fiig pens; workshop and root cellar; granary; 2
mine barns, 72x60, and MxflO; good orchard In
bearing. Half a milo from steamboat landing
and about 1 mile from school and churoh. A
self binder, mower, and nil othor Implements
can be bought with farm. Termseasy.
Also 15 dairy cows duo to calve within a
montli; young cattle, 7 head hor|es. Ac, Ac.
Bnd health reason for sidling.
THOS. E. KITCHEN,
dwfel7ml Chilliwack.
Bj Private Sale,—A Baip.
HAVE RECEIVED INSTRUCTIONS FROM
_ Mrs. A. M. JoilNNTONK, of Mud Bay, to dispose of her Homestead, which consists of 272
acres of Land, good Dwelling Houso, excellent
Barn and Stabling for 10 head of stock, good
Dairy and an abundance of Spring Water.
Tho proporty Is situeted on the sunny side of
Mud Bay, tho land Is second to none anywhere,
and parties wanting an investment for their
capital cannot do better than take a look at
this before Investing elsewhere.
Stoek and Implements can go with Ranch if
desired.
TERMs-Onethinl cash ; balance to suit purchaser, at 8 per cont. por annum.
For furthor particulars apply to
f. J. TRAPP,
Now West.
jn^-Several other Farms at Langley and
Iher parts ot the District a', private bargain,
WHO IS YOUR SHOEMAKER?
JAS. ROUSSEAU
Can fill the bill to a nicety, and supply everything in
FOOT  GEAR!
Prom the Tiny Shoelet of the New Baby to the Brobdignagian
Brogon of the Solid Rancher from Wayback.
Give him a Call.
81 COLUMBIA STREET, WESTMINSTER.
ScientificAmerican
Wte.?i»tavWh»bMW
'--' * telman
WS'SI
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    ^loa Ma rear. Ko
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ARCHITECTS A WILDER*
Edition of Selintiflo American. O
A great neons, Kub line contains colored
lithographic platea of country aod oity nsidan-
en or publio hulMlnsi. Numerous engraving!
and full plans and SMclfloitiont for the uis Ol
LONDON MARKET.
FHONT STBEET, NEW WESTMINSTER.
S.  MANAHAN,
DEALER in ALL KINDS of FRESH and SALT MEAT
HAMS, BACON, SAUSAGE, BOLOGNAS, ETC.
British: Columbia: Meat: Market
Columbia Street, New WcHtminster.
Van * Vol ken burgh # Bros.
WHOLESALE AND RETAL BUTCHERS.
MEAT PUEVEYOHS IN GENERAL. FRESH AND CORNED MEATS
ALWAYS ON HAND.
Special linea quoted for the shipping trade.   Family ordera strictly attended to.
Hotela will find it to their interest to place their orders with the above firm.
dfollo
G. McDONOUGH,
LTJNDBOM'S BUILDING, FRONT ST.
CONSTANTLY ON HAND AN EXTENSIVE STOCK OF
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, BOOTS and SHOES, HATS and CAPS,
CROCKERY, GLASSWARE, ETC.
Men', anil Boy's Sulla.    Great Variety of Household Article..   Alio, Oralu, Beed.,
Potatoes, Lime antl General Stores.
., N;S'_!'IU'"; If"llUM boiisht at market rates or sold on commission.  Orders from tbe Interior
promptly attended to. dwfelte
CASTORIA
far Infanta and Children.
'■OHIatUuininnaiapMtoe-ilMnatkal I nutate cm- Ootle, O—sthjulon,
IrwmmeodltMmnWortouirpr—lpUonl S_B»macb^sJ"^\tZs- _e___dl.
fasamio,_'>     _A.A»o_»,ll.D.,^      I ""Jeffil™* •*"* *"**       •'■"-"• *
H.Y.   l-mExttlajarioumtfata
Ite OraTiea CoarixT, V Hurray Street, N. V.
too—sto-no.'        , ,
Ul So. MM Bt, BreoUyn, H,
ESTATE   OF
Charles M. McNaughten
(DECEASED),
NOTICE IS HEHEBY GIVEN THAT AU.
monies due this estnte must tto pnld
forthwith to Band Bros., st this eity, and all
claims Against the estate must be forwarded,
duly proved, within three months, to the said
Raud Bros, for payment.
SARAH MCNAUGHTEN,
Executrix,
EDWIN RAND,
Executor.
Now Westminster, I). C,
Dee. 10,18S1I. ddolOiutl
Stallions for Sale Cheap.
"VIDETTE A _0_HER»"
REGISTERED IN C.C.H.S.H.; RISING 4 years,
lG)i hands, over 1,100 Itis; is sound ovory
way; extra auro; senl brown, small star on forehead, no other white; magnillcont ciirrinco
horse.   I'rlce, fl,_00.   Also,
"TAM O'SHANTER.
A Clydesdale, rising fl years; lGliands* 1.700 lbs..;
star on forehead; sound: grnnd mover for his
class; good pedigree, unregistered. Price, |wp.
Both of above 7 times lirst pri.fj winners and
twice second In Ontario. Written guarantee
with either of the nhove horses. Those who
mean business nnd waul good aniiimls nwny
down in price should apply al once for particulan to JOlfif H. WATSON,
Fire Hnll, New Westminster, B.C.
de-fcl«wlni
New Westminster District
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, IN ACCORD-
ance with tho Statutes, that Provincial
Revenue Tax and all Taxes levied under the
Assessment Act, are now due for the yenr 1800.
All of the above named taxes collectible within tlie District of New Westminster, are payable
at my oflice.
Assessed Taxes aro collectible at tho following rntcs, viz.:
If paid on or before June 30th, 1800—
one-half one percent, on renl property;
Seven and one-half cents per acre on wild
land;
One-third of ono por cent, on personal property:
Ono-half of one per cent, on income.
If paid aftor Juno Will, 1800-
Two-thirds of one per cent, on real proper!v;
Eight and one-half ceuts per aero on wild
land;
One-half of one per cont. on personal property;
Three-fourthu of one per cent, ou income.
K. I.. KIRKLAND,
Assessor and Collector.
New Westminster. B. C, January, UW.
ihvjni'jiul
IMMNKII
■ tm**' ixpsrlMOB uid hava mada over
■ 100,000 applications for Amarlcan and ror.
•sm «ifn pftttBu. B«id for lundboot. (aire*
fondwoa •triotlr eonfldtnt 1 tl.
fondwfMatrlotl'rc
TRADE MARKS.
In out your mark Is not rultUrad lo tha Pat*
casjar1'^"-'   	
■oral
,.._ procur.
■mut * CO.. Panel t-.ll.llm.
M~u ornon m l-HUt-wAr, it. T.
NOTICE.
NOTIOE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT APPLI-
cation will bo made at the next session of
the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
for an Act to incorporate a Company, to bo
called "The British Columbin Mills, Timber and
Trading Company." tor tho purposo of acquiring
tho shares In the capital, and the business,
property and privileges, nnd also of assuming
tbo liabilities of the Royal Citv Planing Mill*
Company, Limited, and lm* Hastings .Saw Mill
Compnny, Limited, respectively, and to provido
for tlio snid Companies being merged therein
and extinguished; aud
To operate and enrry on tbe business of tbo
aforesaid Mills;
To acquire by purchase or otherwise, build
and operate, equip aud maintain, mills, lactones nud machine shops of any description, steam vessels and otber vessels of any
description, railways, tramways, canals nud
ferries, and lo dlBposo of the snme, or any interest therein, by sale or otherwise;
To acquire, by purchase or otherwiso, nnd
construct runds, ilains, iirldges, mi edicts, llumeH,
etc., and to dispose of the same, oranytnterota
therein, by sale or otherwise;
To acquire, hy purchase or otherwise, leases
of timber and oilier lnnds and timber privileges,
and tu dlspoce of the same, nrnny Interest therein, liy sale or otherwise:
To ncqulre, by purchase or otherwise, and
hold lands, nnd dispose of the same, or any Interest therein, by .'ale or olherwise;
To acquire, by piirchiiM* or olherwise, gold,
silver and oilier ores and minerals, lam, timber,
lumher and merchandise of any description,
bills of lading, hills ot exchange, promlssnry
notes, nud securities for money, and to dlsposo
of the Minie:
lo exercise and carry un the hinducs* of mill-
owners (snw, grist or oilier mills), timber nnd
lumber meiviinnts, niniiiifnclui-es, wlinrfliiners,,
and carriers, nnd to conduct and carry on a!
shipping, (owing and general trading liiisliii'ss;
To undertake agencies and eoiuliiet fltinncinl
business of anv kind oilier 1)11111 ihnt of hnuk-
lUR or Insurance;
To perforin all such acts, mailers and things
as tho Compaiiv mnv dci-m Incidental or otherwise conducive to flic attainment of nny of the
nhove objects, or to lhe converslim or dlsini'.l-
llon of any sernrlty or properly held hy lho
Company.
DRAKE, JACKSON A IlKLMCKEN,
Solicitors for the Applicants.
Haled lib DeeiMuber, laso.
VlitorlaJLC. (Mrtte
BRITISH COLUMBIA
THOMAS ALLSOP. )
HENRY S. MASON,       } DIKECToai.
CUYLER A. HOLLAND,)
I1BAII   OFFIOB:
15 Serjeant's Inn, Fleet Street,
LONDON, ENG.
The Hu sin oss of Amor A Mason has bean
merged in the above Company and will bo oarried 011 by the Company from this date at a genoral Land Investment and Insurance Agency.
MONEY TO LOAN on Mortgage at Low Ratal.
Town l.uts and Farming I-ands for Salo on eaay
terms-
Victoria, B. 0„ May 16th, 1887.        , dwfelto
MAINLAND
Transfer,  Haok, Livery,
Stage, Feed and Sale
Stables.
TIIK SUUSCRII1ERS ARE NOW  PRBPAlUtl)
TO TURN OUT
Double and Single Rigs
At Special Low Rates,
Draying and Ml Kinds of Teaming
Done at Shortest Notice.
Duy Cordwood delivered to any part of tli
City. *
Orders by Telephone will receive prompt attontion.
GILLEY BROS., Props.
Jos. M. Wise,
 DEALER IN	
COAL and WOOD
A Large Supply Constantly on Hand.
3tf*"Onlei-K left at tho offlou of MeRsn.
Mathers & Milligan, Commission Merchants, Front Stroot, will have prompt
attention. JOS. Af. WISE.
dlolto
-HY WAY Of THK—
Southern Pacific Company's
-SH_INE.il-
7HE MT. SHASTA ROUTE.
QUICKER   IN   TIME  THAN   ANY   OTHER
ROUTE BETWEEN
Now Westminster and S&n Franoisco, &L
(SRANO  SCENIC  ROUTE OV THE
PACIFIC COAPT.
Pullman Bullet Sleepers. Tourist Sleeping
Cnri" for accommodation of Heeond-Clati rattan-
gcrs. ntliichcil to EspresK Trains.
I'nw from r<ir(land to Sacramento tnd flan
Kranclseo—Unilmlied, |2fi; Flrst-nlnaa (limited),
♦mi Hecnnd-elflsii (limited),, «I5. Through TK*.
els lo all poluu South and East, via California.
TtcKtT OrniRs-City Office, No. 114 Cor. Fint
nnd AldorStrcete; Depot Offlet, Oor. F4 Kroat
su.; Portland, Oreflon.
It. KOKIILER, E. P. ROOlltS,
Manager. Atst, 0. V. A P. A_i.
I THfe DAILY CJ-01VMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER. B. C, FEBRUARY 23, 1890.
VOLUME Vm-No. 22.
THE DAILY COLUMBIAN
WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEB. M, 1890.
Advertising Ratea for the Dally,
TiiANsiKNT Advertisements,—First insertion,
10 its. per tine, solid nonpareil; each subsequent
consecutive insertion, 5 cents per line. Auver-
tis* incuts not inserted every dny, lOctB. per line
eui li insertion.
J-rANinNU Auvkrtiskmentb.—Professional or
Bit nUmi Curds (condensed), t'2 per month. Bpe-
cisl rates for general commercial advertising,
nei ording to space occupied nnd duration of
contract.
P,e
uction Sales, when displayed, charged 25
lent, less than transient advts.   If solid,
eh trged nt regular transient rates.
W peciaIj Noticks among rending matter, 20 cts.
pe- line eaeh insertion. Specials inserted by the
nn nth at reduced rates.
Births, Marriages and Deaths, |1 for each iu-
set tlon; Funeral notices ln connection with
di iihs, GO ets. each insertion.
Weekly Advertising Hates.
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10 -ite. per line (solid nonpareil).
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Bi slness Cards (condensed), (1.60 per month,
Hp *cinl rates for general trade advertising.
tipecial Notices, Births, Marriages and Deaths,
same rates as Dally.
Cuts must be all metal, and for large cuts an
extra rate will be charged.
Persons -.-muling in advertisements should be
en-efiil to state whether tbey arc to appear In
ths Dally Edition,or the Weekly,or both. A
Ul oral reduction Is made when lnscried ln both.
Ni* advertisement inserted for less than (1.
SUBSCRIBERS
Who do"not receive tlieir paper regularly, f—
the Carriers or through the Post oilice, will
confer a fuvor by reporting tbe samo to the
nflice of publication at once.
New Advertisements This Day.
For Sale Mrs. C. Qreig
LOCAL   AND  PROVINCIAL
fresh Eastern Ovsters just arrived ut
iho Club. *tc
Go to Grnnt & Maclui'o for Boots, Rubbers, etc. *t8
Tlie delayed custom iuii.Ih arrived this
morning.
There wnn another clean sheet at the
police court to-day.
2 houses to rent, 5 and 10 rooms each.
A. M. Herring, Druggist. *tc
The barometer and thermometer both
indicate milder weather.   So let it be.
liombadier Kdcson, of O Battery, Victoria, hna been stricken with paralysis.
The next drawing of the Building
Society will take place at the "Court
House on Saturday evening.
The annual meeting of the Bible Society will be neld at the Methodist
Church to-morrow evening at 8 o'clock.
Something Special. Goodall's Custard
Blanc Mange and Egg Powders; 10
packages for $1 at W. & G. Wolfend*
ens. *6t
Now is your time to get a suit of
clothes cheap. Making room for spring
stock of tweeds direct from London,
Eng.—Beggs &. Heard. *tc
Choice Building Lots in the subdivision of Lots 6, 41 and 42, suburban block
8 (Clarkson's orchard), Pelham Btreet,
for sale cheap and on easy terms,—Rich*
abds a Mackintosh, *tc
Both Artillery and Rifles will parade
to-morrow night for battalion drill- A
full attendance of tlie men is requested
as this will be one of the most important
parades since the annual drill commenced.
Messrs. Price, O'Leary and Gardiner,
loft Victoria by the Louise on Monday
for Gardiner's Inlet, where they intend
starting a new cannery. They took up
ubout twenty tons of goods and several
men to start on.
The steamer Princess Louise left for
the nortii Monday evening with about
10 passengers, 30 tons of freight and 1,-
000 bundles of shingles. She will stop
tit Valdez Island to leave supplies for
the logging camp.
If the present wintry weather continues
the wood nnd conl dealers will experience another boom. "It's an ill wind
that blows no one good," and no matter
bow cold the weather is there are a few
nt least who will be all the happier
for it.
It is reported that a number of Louis*
mini Lottery tickets, consigned to
parties in Westminster and Vancouver,
nave been seized by the customs authorities at Victoria. In the last lot seized
was a ticket that won $5,000, but as it
was destroyed the lucky man failed to
realize.
Six more of the bodies of the Indians,
including that of the chief, who were
drowned while crossing from Mud Bay
to Saanich, were picked upou the beach
at Mud Bay on Tuesday. Tho chief's
body was badly disfigured, but could be
recognized, Two of the bodies have not
yet been found.
Tho Times says tenders have been
called for the construction of a uew stern -
wheel steamer to bc used iu connection
with the Bon Accord and Sea Island canneries. Mr, D. J. Munn, the manager
of the business, has found the company's
former boat, the Daisy, is too small, and
in consequence the new one has been
ordered. She is to be 80 feet in length
by 14 feet beam, and will be propelled
by powerful compound engines,
The thermometer took another dive
last night and registered 22 degrees of
froBt, tlio coldest in two years, The predictions made by the Indians last fall
that this would lie an unusually sovere
winter, have certainly been fulfilled,
although few people believed the Siwashes were able to cope with white
men iu forecasting weather. The climate this week has been real wintry,
and the average citizen would lie satisfied to have no more of it.
Mr. D. W. Higgins, president of the
Electric Streot Car Company, has presented the telegraph messengers of the
city with free passes on the line. The
earnings of the street cars on Suudav
iiinst have fully satisfied the president
and directors of the road. The receipts
averaged |80 to oach car. Yesterday
the cars ulso did first-class business, und
it Is certain that more curs will soon
have to bu put in service to meet the
demands of the public—1 uesday's Colonist,
We met Treasurer Wilson, of the
Fairhaven & Southern, In Fairhaven last
week and were informed by hlm that
construction work north was waiting for
a complete settlement of all right of way
SucstioiiH, which would be done by
aturday and several contracts will be
lot Immediately, and work probably
commenced all along the line within the
next week or two, No contract is let
from Blaine south as yet but probably
will be in the next few Hay*,—Blaine
Journal.
Mr. R. F. Robinson is petitioning the
council for permission to lay down a
weighing machine, at his own cost, on
Front street. By the explanations given
in a communication iu another column
it will be seen that such a machine
would not be in the way on Front street,
but would prove a great convenience for
weighing produce, etc, as it comes from
the wharves. The council wilt most
probably see it to bo in the public interest to grant the request. A public weighing machine is certainly required in the
city.
One of the largest and most important
sales of real estate held in tliis city in
many months is announced by Mr. T.
J. Trapp for Saturday night, The list
contains many choice lots in desirable
building localities, and this should be
an excellent opportunity for Investors
to buy to good advantage. Property is
getting very scarce in Westminster, and
every day tne quantity on the market Is
growing less; aud those who wish to
benefit by the coming rapid rise in
values should make their investments
at once.
PERHONAL.
Mr. J. Bannatyne left on a pleasure
trip to Victoria and Nanaimo to-day,
J, C. McLennan, of McLennan AKled,
barristers of Fairhaven, Wash'., who has
been confined to his room at the Colonial
for the past weok, is recovering and will
be out again in a fow days.       H^^
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
Broke Hia Leg.
Mr. Daniel Patterson, well known as
chief mate of the steamer Irving, met
with a serious accident last night, and
which will keep him confined to bed for
five or six weeks. He wus engaged in u
fi iendlv scuffle with a man named Ryan,
at the London Arms, and had caught his
foot in the rail under the bar to brace
himself. Ryan gave Paterson a sudden
jerk throwing a great strain on the latter's leg, which was more than the bone
could stand and it snapped close to the
ankle. The injured man was conveyed
home and a physician summoned. The
bone was set and Patterson was doing
well to-day, though suffering considerable pain.
»■■»■>	
Aa Good aa Now.
The Ronald engine which has been
laid up for repairs ever since the great
fire in December, was taken out for a
tost to-day. The repairs were completed
hist night, and it was thought by all
who had been working upon thein that
the test would be most satisfactory.
This turned out to be tho case, and the
Ronald did as good work to-day as lt
ever did. Two streams were laid, and
the engine threw the wator considerably
higher than the roof of the bank building in strong, heavy streams. Chief
Ackerman was pleased with the test,
and he is more than glad to have the
engine once more at his command in
case of fire. The Merry weather engine,
borrowed from Victoria, will bo sent
back in a few days.
 ■> ■»,.« -	
A Complete Success.
* The patent car coupler invented by
Mr. E. Cann ill', of thiB city, and described in The Columbian a few weeks ago,
wus tested yesterday in the C. P. R.,
yards at Vancouve'r.* A number of cars
were fitted with the safety coupler and
the Invention was given a thorough test
in the presence of the master mechanic
and a number of officials of the road.
Everything worked moBt satisfactorily,
and the coupler waB pronounced the
most complete and satisfactory that has
vet been brought into use. It is now
certaiu that Mr. Canniffs ingenuity
has made a fortune for him, and Tub
Columbian -congratulates him on his
success. It is probable the Canniff car
coupler will be in use on many roads
before the close of this year,
 «.—*—*	
Staff Chances.
Several changes are announced in the
staff of the C. P. It., in this division, as
the consequence of the resignation of
Mr. Irving, freight and passenger agent
at Victoria, who is going into the real
estate business for himself in Tacoma.
Mr. H. E, Connon, wharf manager at
Vancouver, takes Mr. Irving's place in
Victoria; Mr. R. F. Anderson, agent at
Westminster, succeds Mr. Connon; Mr.
A Cameron, of the general freight and
traffic department in Vancouver, comes
to Westminster ns agent, and his position will be filled by Mr. A, Bourne.
In the changes referred to Vancouver
loses two very much esteemed citizens,
Messrs- Connon and Cameron, both of
whom have been prominent in social
circles and athletic sports, and their
early departure is generally regretted.
In Mr. Anderson, Westminster loses a
popular aud efficient agent, and very
many will regret his departure, though
all are pleased with his promotion. The
changes will go into effect in nbout three
weeks.
 »—+—„	
A Pleasant Event.
The congregation of St. Andrew's Presbyterian church held their annual social
last night at Herring's opera house.
Nearly 400 persons were present, both
old and voting, aud a really social and
ploasant evening was spent. The ladies
had prepared a fine spread which was
laid on tables running the length of the
hali. At 8 o'clock the feast commenced,
and an hour was spent in discussing the
good things. Then tho floor wits cleared and Beats placed. Rev. Mr. Scouler
tonk the chair and made a few remarks
after which tho following excellent programme was successfully carried out:
Chorus—"Hark tho Trumpet,"—choir:
Pianoforte solo — Sirs. Trew; Song—
"Anchored," Mr. Vidal; Vocal duet,
"Coming Home"—Mrs. Lyal and MiBs
Clarke; Reading—Mr. J. S. Clute; Song
"Waes Me for Prince Charlie," Mrs.
Geo. Robertson; Recitation—MIbb McNabb ; Pianoforte solo—Mra. Robertson j
Chorus, "The Moonlight on the River
—Mrs. Grant, Mrs. Lyal, Miss McDougall, Messrs. F. Laidlaw and G. Robertson; Song—Mr. Robertson; Reading-
Mr. Clute; Address-Rev. Mr. White;
ChoruB, "Evening Bells"—Choir.
The Andenon Suicide.
The body of John Anderson, of Victoria, who committed suicide at the
Auzera house on South Third aud Main
streets, Seattle, on Thursday morning,
has been brought to Victoria. The Post-
Intelligencer, Bays: The woman Elva
culled at the undertaking rooms yeBterday morning, but her grief and agitation
of the day before seemed to have undergone a complete metinaorphosis. Toward evening she reiterated her threat
of the preceding day, that she intended
to kill herself. "I am not going to live
any longer," said she. "I will die.
He's dead, and I must die too." ThiB
was said to uu inmate of the Auzera
house, to which place the woman weut
yesterday, taking up hor quarters there,
Early last evening the woman attempted
to carry her threat into execution.
She had, unknown to anyone, procured
a bottle of laudanum, and, going to her
room about 7 o'clock, swallowed enough
to kill seveial people. She was shortly
afterward discovered by two of the
women lodgers on the verge of unconsciousness. One of them ran for a physician, and his prompt arrival saved the
would-be suicide's Hie. When she had
sufficiently recovered ao aB to bu able to
Bpeak, she repeated her former threat
and expressed regret that her first attempt had failed,
George Anderson, the brother, was
seen last evening by a reporter. He
talked quite freely over the affair, and
said that it wus of course a great blow to
the family, for Jack, in spite of Ida wild
ways, was a splendid fellow at heart, and
well liked wherever he weut. "I hope
this affair will atop right here," said he,
"and die out as soon aB possible. Tho
notoriety Is most unpleasant. It ia a lie
that Jack tried to shoot hia father, as
the papers Btated. The shooting occurred in the hotol office, but instead of
shooting his father, he tried then to kill
himself. He was hot arrested, and my
father did not think of such a thing aa
proBccuting him. As a matter of fact,
said he In conclusion, that woman did
not support him. He spent aU hia money
on her, and when it gave out she hud no
more ubo for him. Jack wrote to me
about a week ago, and aaid he waB going
to kill himself, nut I knew he nover had
uny such intention. I think he tried to
scare her, and I know the shooting was
accidental. I will never believe otherwise."
Mt. Baker Smoking Again.
On Wednesday Capt. Roedor rang up
the Reveille and called the attention of
the editor to the fact that Mt. Baker
waa smoking again. From the Reveille
office this was plainly seen. The mighty
dome was puffing away like an old sailor. In all geographies und cyclopedias
Baker is reported as volcanic und alive.
ThiB was verified Wednesday, The
skeptical said it was a cloud. From tlie
Reveille office the eloud waa seen to remain over tho mountain unchanged in
size, and moving only to and from the
base to tho top as the wind moves a
column of smoke for houra. Captain
Roeder Buys tho smoke will lust font day
or two, At night the fire can be seen.
He has noticed it ofton on the water for
the last 86 yenrs, Thursday morning
the smoke had disappeared.—Reveille.
____—*—*>-—*>	
Tiik Columbian job department is
now In running order, and prepared to
turn out Urst-clasB work of every description. *
NARROWLY ESCAPED.
The New Boyal Columbian   Hospital   Is
Scorched hy Fire—A Cloae Call.
About 1 o'clock this morning one of
the patients at the new Royal Columbian Hospital was awakened by a crackling sound which seemed to indicate
b iruing wood. He jumped from bed
and ran out into the corridor and then
up the attic stairs where the sounds
c une from. The cause was most apparent, for the woodwork near the south-
cist corner of the roof was in a blaze,
id threatening to develop into a seriouB
conflagration. The patient quickly gave
the alarm and in leBs than a minuto Mr.
Digby, the steward, was on the spot.
His orders were promptly given. A
telephone alarm was sent to the fire hall
and then tho work of removing tlie
patients to a safe place commenced. Mr.
Montgomery's house, directly opposite
tie hospital, was generously thrown
open to the patients, and a number of
them were carefully removed there out
of harm's way in case the fire should
assume serious proportions.
thb fire extinguished.
In the meantime Mr. Digby, assisted
by volunteers from the neighborhood,
hnd commenced an attack on the flames,
and with water drawn from the tank in
tbe attic, which contained &00 gallons,
the fire was finally subdued, and fortunately with Blight damage to the building.
The general arrangements made by Mr.
Digbv were perfect, and had the building "been completely destroyed not a
patient would havo Buffered except what
might be naturally expected from their
icmoval across the street in the cold
night air. There was no confusion, and
this probably accounts for the rapid
manner iu wliich the fire waa extinguished.
READY,   AYE   HEADY.
The moment tlie fire alarm sounded
at Hyack Hall, Engineer Kelly sprang
for the bell rope, and soon the noisy
clamor of the bell startled the city from
one end to the other. It waa a cold
night, the coldest in two years, but the
over ready Hyacka tumbled from their,
warm beds and ruahed for the hull, many
of them insufficiently clad to withstand
the freezing temperature. John Watson, the city teamster, was with the
horses in an instant, and he had the
noble animals hitched to the Merry-
weather engine and on the road in less
time than it was ever done before, and
those who witnessed his work and the
way it was performed, say they never
saw its equal in this or any other city.
Engineer Kelly was at his post and so
was assistant Engineer Johnson, and
steam was gotten up in shorter time
than it takes to tell the story. Captain
'Scoullar, Lieut. Murray and the other
officials of the Hyack Hose Compuny
were at the hall in a few. minutes, and
soon two reels wore on the way to the
tire at break-neck speed. Tne reels,
however, were insufficiently; manned,
■md, to their disgrace be It said, a number of people going to the fire refused to
lend a hand to draw the heavy vehicles,
and the brave few were left to struggle
on as best they could. By the time the
reels had reached the penitentiary gates
a couple of wagons came up and took
thom in tow as far as the brewery, where
ihey were met with tho news that the
Eire had bueu extinguished.
mtOKK   AX   AXLE.
The fire engine made rapid progress
until the foot of the long hill leading to
the hospital was reached. Here the
road was extremely rough, being cut up
with deep ruts and the mud frozen as
hard as iron, and Watson was obliged to
slacken the speed of the team. When
quite near the little bridge wliich covers
Lite stream at the foot of the hill, and
from where it waa the intention to draw
a supply of water to extinguish the fire,
one ot tne hind axles suddenly snapped
and the heavy engine fell to the ground.
It would not have taken the firemen
long to have rigged it for use, but a moment later word was received that the
blaze had been put out, and the services
of the engine were not required. As
mav be supposed this was cheerful news,
and none oi the men regretted it.
Chief Ackerman had proceeded the
firemen in his carriage, to lay his plans
for lighting the flames, and to be ready
to direct the men to the best advantage:
but on arriving at the hospital he found
that tlio services of his origade would
not <be required. Before leaving, however, he inspected the damage and thoroughly convinced himself that there was
no danger of the fire breaking out again.
THE   OB1UIN.
The fire originated in a mostunlooked
for manner. The soot from the chimney
had accumulated iu the wooden eaves-
trough at tho southeast corner of the
building, filling it level with the edges.
A spark from the chimney set the soot
on lire, aud the flames finally communicated to the wood work aud thence to
the roof. A strip of the roof some six
feet wide by thirty feet in longth was
burned, but the damage will be easily
repaired and at a cost uot exceeding
1150. Chief Ackerman says it is a great
wonder that Mr. Digbv aud hia assistants were able to check the Haines and
extinguish them, and there is no doubt
the worthy steward deserves the highest
credit for his plucky and successful
efforts. The fire was eutiuguished from
the inside. The report that a defect-in
the chimney caused the blaze is incorrect, for, on the contrary, ita construction is perfect in every detail.
NOTES.
When the men, who had dragged the
hose reels down to Sapperton, learned
they would not be required at the hospital, they foraged round and got enough
wood together to make a roaring Are.
About this they sat aud warmed themselves until orders were received to move
homewards.
Tho city team consists of two line
mares, Maggie and Maud. Although
not much accustomed to service with
the fire engine they know perfectly well
what is expected of them. This morning when the alarm was sounded both
animals sprung to their feet and the
moment the stall doors were opened
rushed to their places In front of the engine.
The repairs to the Ronald engine were
completed last night and it was tested
at 0 o'clock. Had a second fire occurred
this morning tho Ronald could have
been prepared for use in a very short
time.
The Merryweather engine was rigged
with a beam to take the place of the
broken axle and dragged to Oven's machine shop by the city toam. It was
thought four horses would be necessary
to drag the steamer, but Maud and Maggie hauled it the long distance without any difficulty. The work of the
team was greatly admired.
An examination of the broken axle
revealed the fnct thut there were two
flaws in the metal, and the great wonder Ib that the engino did not breuk
down years ago.
Seals In Plenty.
The Sloop Alice, Capt, Bruce, arrived
at this port from Clayoquot yesterday.
Capt. Bruce reports that the weather
outside Ib very rough, and sealing almost impossible. The Alice left the
west coast on Thursday last, taking with
her oniy one canoe. On Saturday afternoon it waB fine weather, and the hunters captured thirteen seals fn a few
houra, aB they are very plentiful close in
to the land. The sailing schooners
Katrina (Black Diamond) and Ariel
were at Clayoquot for some time past
getting a crow of Indian hunters, and
left for the first time on Thursday last,
The weather hnd been bo bad that it
wub impossible to go out, and in oneof
the heavy blows the Black Diamond had
dragged her anchors and drifted onto the
beach; no damage waB done, however.
The achooner Mary Taylor Ib still at
Clayoquot looking for a crew, but considerable trouble la being hud this year
in getting the Indians to go out. Several
of tlie sealing fleet were sighted outside,
but not hear enough to be Bpoken. Tho
Alice will take in supplies and leave for
the west coast again iu a day or two.—
Monday's Times,
OTTAWA   NE"WS.
( From Ow Own Correspondent.)
Ottawa, Feb. 26.—On motion of Sir
John A. Macdonald it was resolved that
Government business shall take precedence every ThurBday on and after
Thursday of next week. After questions
S*it by members,  Mr. Bergln attacked
Ir. Page, chief engineer of canals, for
curtain lettors written by him.
Sir John apologized for the letters
li iving been brought down. Mr. Bergln became appeased.
The Proper Sound.
Enrroit Columbian.—Anyone reading
your report, also Truth's, of the proceedings of the Municipal Council last Monday evening, in regard to the North Arm
sjusidy contributed by the Council und
merchants, would think that the latter
rero unanimously opposed to continuing
the paltry sum advanced by them laat
year. This is not so; I for one, when
asked, stated that I would willingly continue my subscription and if necessary
do a little better.
It may have been the decision of the
majority perhaps, if so, it should have
been so Btated.
I sincerely hope that the service will
rot be discontinued, and trust, in a few
days to see some public spirited citizen
with a. Httle more timo on his hands
than the writer, give the city a thorougn
canvas in respect to a subsidy for the
coming season. I consider everyone in
the city derives a benefit from this service, directly or indirectly.
Yours truly, Wm. McColl.
A Weighing Machine Wanted.
EniTOit Columbian.—Sir. — In the
"Local Items" of your cotemporary, tho
Truth, ot this morning there occurs this
remarkable paragraph:
"The object of having large weighing
scales placed on some Btreet in the city
is a good one, but Front street is not a
suitable place for them. The Btreet itself iB narrow, and with the railway on
one side, there is only enough room for
traffic."
Will you allow me, through your
columns, to ask the brilliant author of
that bright and sparkling paragraph if
he ever saw a properly laid down street
weighing machine? (To speak of "Scales"
is misleading the public). The machine
proposed to oe put dowu by Mr. F. R.
Robinson will have a flat surface, level
with the street, but roughened to prevent horses slipping thereon. It will in
no way obstruct the traffic of the Btreet,
as it is intended for weighing carts and
wagonB and can be driven ovor with impunity. There will be umple room for
two vehicles to pass each other between
the machine and the railway. A wagon
standing on the machine will take no
more room than it would at present
standing near the sidewalk, for the simple reason that the machine will be
flush with the edge of the sidewalk. As
to the need of of bucIi a machine, no
sane citizen questions it. The object,
without doubt, would tend to the city's
Progress.
When Baby was sick, we gave her Caatoria,
When ahe was a Child, she cried for Caatoria.
When she became Hiss, she clung to Castoria.
When ibe had Children. she gave them Castoria.
NBW  WESTMINSTER MABKKT.
Mutton,       " 	
Potatoes,     " 	
Cabbage,     " 	
Onions,       " ........
Wheat "        	
Oats, " 	
Peas, " 	
Hay, per ton	
Butter, rolls, per Ih	
Cheeso, "     	
Eggs, per doz   ... 	
Cordwood, retail, per conl..
Coal, retail, per ton   	
Apples, por box	
HliieH, green, per 100 tb....
Wool, pof ih 	
Flour, retail, per bbl..
000
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»12 60
'   200
000
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a 14 oo
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400
sou im 0 00
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POWDER
Absolutely Pure.
This powder novor varies. A marvel of purity,
strength and wliolesomenesx. Moro economical
than the ordinary kinds, and cannot he Bold in
competition with the multitude of low tost,
short weight alum or phosphate powders.   Sola
 .-..„ _. r..„.iphatc pm   —.
only ln cans.  Hoyal Hakinq Powder Co., 100
Wall St., New York. dfcflvl
FOB SALE.
TWO GOOD MILCH COWS', WILL CALVE IN
April.  Bargain Ior cash.  Apply tn
MRU. Koumo,
11102010 Clinton, St., noar Palhnra
County Court of New Westminster,
HOLDEN AT CHILLIWACK.
A SITTING OP THIS COURT WILL BB HELD
at Centreville, on Monday, tho _7tlt day of
March. 1800, at 11 a.m., of which ull parlies concerned aro required to take notice.
By ordor,
JOHN 6. CLUTE, JR.,
Deputy Keglslrar.
New Wostmlnster, Fob. 24, IffiM.      dwfc21w2
Tenders for Clement Street
TENDERS ADDRESSED   TO THE CHAIR-
1   man of the Board of Works at the City
Clerk's Office will bo received up to 4 p.in. on
THURSDAY, 37th INST.
Plans and specifications to bo seen at the City
Clerk's Office,
The lowest or any tondor not necessarily accepted.
Nd tends/ will bc entertained unless accompanied In" 11 deposit equal to 6 per cont. ot
amount of tender, whicli shall be forfeited if
party tendering refuses or neglects to enter Into
a contract when called upon to do so. In the
event of a tender not being accepted the deposit
will bc returned.
HENRY HOY.
Chairman Boani of Works.
New Westminster, Feb. 24:1800. dfo2fitd
New Westminster District
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, IN ACCORD-
anco wtth tiie Statutes, thnt Provincial
Revenue Tax nnd all Taxes levied under the
Assessment Act, are now due for the year 1BU0.
All of tho above named taxes collectible within the District of Now Westminster, aro payable
at my offico.
Assessed Taxes are collectible at tho follow-
in B rates, vis.:
If paid on or beforo June 110th, 1880—
One-half one por cont. on real propc-rtv;
Seven nud nne-half cotils per acre ou wild
land:
One-third ot one por cent, on personal property:
One-half of ono per cent, on incoiAe. j
If paid after Juno 80th  1800-
Two-thirdB of one per cent, on real property;
Eight nnd one-half cents per acre on wild
fluid;
One-half of one per cent, on personal proporty;
Three-fourths of one per cent, on incomo.
E. L. KIRKLAND,
Assessor and Collector.
New Westminster, B. ('., January, 1890. I
dwja_6ml j
5PECIAL BARGAINS
THIS   WEEK   IN
HOSIERY AND GLOVES!
A FEW RE
Of Brussels, Tapestry and Wool
CARPETS!
At less than cost.   We have still on hand several
Ladies' Gossamers
Whioh are offered at prioes to dear.
kk Campbell (i Freeman.
Masonio Blook, Nc w Westminster.
Pi
For Ten Days
COMMENCING*
Monday, Feb. 17th,
We -will offer our entire stook of Men's, Youths'
and Children's
Hats and Gaps at Cost!
This is a l>ona fide salo whicli it will pay all to take ad.
vantage of.
Ogle,Campbell 5 Co
Noxt door to Bank of Montreal, New Westminster
dwfeltc
R. J. ARMSTRONG,
CHOICE FAMILY GROCERIES,
CROCKERY AND GLASSWARE.
ARMSTRONG BLOCK, OOLUMBIA STREET.
Telephone Cull 18.
Goods delivered in any part ol tlie city.
chvlrltc
Till MO.
DRUGGISTS
(Telephone No. 83.)
Queen'a Hotel Block,      New Weitminiter.
RELIABLE DRUGS and MEDICINES.
PRESCRIPTIONS
A SPECIALTY.
Toilet Articles and Sundries.
dfoltc
Something Sweet and Cheap.
Hare you tried Sinclair's £5o. TEA and 8c. SUGAR?
If not, do so at once and lie convinced that you get
the worth of your money.
A DIRECT IMPORTATION OF THE ABOVE JUST RECEIVED.
REMEMBER THE PLACE,
MARSHALL SINCLAIR,
dwlolte CENTRAL GROCERY, COLUMBIA 8TREET.
WM. McCOLL,
DEALER IN CHOICE FAMILY GROCERIES AND
STAPLE DRY GOODS.
Makes a specialty of the Westminster Woolen Mills' Blankets,
Flannels, etc.
Telephone Oall S3.       J1M,„ OOLUMBIA ST.
SAVE MONEY BY
PURCHASING FllOM
1 Gordon & Co.
For Boots and Shoes.!.
All Goods Reduced
Come and 0.
_
BARGAINS UNHEARD OF IN LADIES' SHOES.
! BARGAINS UNHEARD OF IN GENTS' SHOES.
; BARGAINS UNHEARD OF IN CHILDREN'S 8HOES.
] Br erythlng In Btook now Musi be Sold to moke room for oar Immense Stook
* Arriving Dully.  Stive Doctor Bills by keeping your loot dry.
j        A UTTLE CASH WHX GO A LONG WAY AT GORDON  A CO'S,
i. Icldwtc SIkii of Uio lliifliilo, Columbia Street.
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' Oet our prices boforo purchasing.
References.--British Columbian, E. M. N. Woods, J. E. Gaynor, G. D.
Brymner, and twenty-five othors.
Cheapest and bent ln the'Murket.
Nut Oil, Bags nnd Belting In stock.
STRICKLAND & CO.
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GLOBE HOUSE.
CHEAP SALE
Only 4 DAYS more.
Those WISHING TO SECURE BARGAINS should
NOT MISS THIS CHANCE.
Mrs. WM. RAE.
D. S. CURTIS 6c CO.
WHOLESALE
AND  RETAIL
DRUGGISTS
Neit Oolonial Hotel, New We.tmln.ter, B. O.
W. & G. WOLFENDEN,
IX THE BUSHBY BLOCK,
Have Re-Opened -with an Entirely New Stook of
Groceries, Provisions, Etc.
New Goods are arriving daily and when complete the stock will
compare favorably with any in the Province for quality
of goods and lowness of price.
All Goods Delivered to any Part of the Oity.
Telephone 67.   1*. O. Doi as*, dwleltc
An Bon Marehe!J
Combination Dress Lengths j
AT COST POR THE NEXT WEEK. 1
Dressmaking Establishment up stairs under the
Superintendence of MRS. BRAY.
WALKER & SHADWELL.

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