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Weekly Britisli Columbian,
Wednesday Morning, Sept. IS, 18811.
Considerable  pressure had been
brought to boar upon the Dominion
government to induce that body to
have the question of the constitutionality of the Jesuits' estates act
submitted to the supreme court of
Canada or to the judicial committee
of the Imperial privy council; but,
as u  sort of  hnlf-way measure, the
government referred the question to
the law officers of  the  crown, Sir
Richard Webster, of Parnell commission fniiiu, attorney-general, and
Sir Edward Olark, solicitor-general.
These legal luminaries have recently
reported on the question, in effect
that the act in question was intra
vires of the Quebec legislature and
perfectly constitutional.    Very few
doubted it, while many have questioned, and do still question, the
political   morality of  the measure.
The diverse comments of two eastern Oanadian journals, of pronounced
Tory and Grit proclivities respectively, on the finding of the law officers
of the British crown, will be read
with  interest.   This is what  the
Toronto Empire has to say: "Those
who have been disputing the propriety of the Oanadian authorities
allowing the Quebeo legislation regarding the Jesuits' estates to go
into operation, have constantly expressed their strong desire that the
question should be referred to the
law officers of the crown of England
or to the judicial committee of the
privy council, and   many of  them
have frankly expressed their willingness to accept a decision thus obtained.   They have  now seen the
accomplishment of their desire. The
law officers of the crown at Westminster can have no oxception taken
to them as a weighty and independent   authority.   Standing  in the
foremost  rank of  their profession,
and versed in the consideration of
legal and public questions, they have
no political  rads f- servo, hnvo no
local   or  personal liins to influence
them in forming an unprejudiced
judgment iu tliis niatter.   To their
fitness to form and express an opinion is added the weight of their absolute neutrality.   That they should
have  pronounced  in favor of the
course of the Oanadian authorities
will be very generally accepted as
conclusive—as a culmination of the
approval   expressed   by  the overwhelming majority of the popular
house and by the personal representative of our sovereign. Many whose
feolings as to tho objectionable naturo of tho inoasure influenced them
even unconsciously against a calm
consideration ns to tho constitutionality of the act, will not hesitate to
defer to this authoritative and independent conclusion.   For those who
are not ready to 'smash' confedera
tion the discussion as a practical
question is now settled definitely."
The Ottawa Free Press has an altogether different plaint. The truth
will be found to lie (strange that it
should, but it does sometimes) somewhere between the two. Says the
Free Press: "The Dominion government first decided to ratify the
Jesuit bill and tbon nsked for an
opinion from the officors of the
crown as to the wisdom or propriety
of their decision ! It is alleged that
at a certain period in Scotland's history it was customary to hang men
accused of crime and afterwards to
hear evidence as to whether thoy
were guilty or not guilty. Such a
proceeding is paralleled by the course
of the federal ministers in dealing
with the Jesuit estates act. Sir
Richard Webster and Sir Edward
Olark, to whom the matter was secretly referred, say that in thoir
opinion "the decision arrived at by
the governor-general not to interfere
with the operation of the provincial
act in question wns right und constitutional." No doubt it was. But
if the government had decided to
veto the bill would not tlieir course
have been equally constitutional"
They had the constitutional right to
veto or not to veto, and whether
they decided to disallow or ratify
the bill, the "constitutionality" of
their course could not be called in
question. Tho question as to
whether the decision of the govern •
ment was right or wrong is and will
continue to be a matter of opinion,
so that the post-mortem opinion of
the law officers of the crown, over
which the Tory organs are cackling
so loudly, really amounts to nothing.
lt came too late to be of any force
in determining the government's
action, and why it was asked for is
a mystery. Did any sane person
imagine that the two second-rate
members of the British cabinet, who
fill the positions of attorney-general
and Bolicitor-general, would take
upon themselves the responsibility
of condemning the courso takon by
the government of Canada with respect to a matter of Oanadian public
policy 1"	
Hurrah for Stanley Africanus, the
conqueror in more senses than one
of the Dark Continent. Tho indefatigable and dauntless explorer has
since his famous Livingstone expedition dono more than any living
man to overcome the barrier which
has so long interposed between Africa and the civilized world, and he
now figures ir. a new role, according
to the despatches, as having subjugated all the tribes in tho country
lying to the east of Albert Nyanza
and having established a government with Emin Pasha as governor
over the wholo conquered territory.
The victorious Stanley is also stated
to be on his way to the coast and is
expected to arrive at Zanzibar soon,
so that definite confirmation or
contradiction of the Brussels des
patch of Wednesday is not likely to be long wanting. The
effects of the latest achievements
which Stanley is said to have made
can hardly be estimated, in the
speedy development of what is in
many respects a magnificent country and in the consequent extension
of the commerce of the world.
The ever restless atmosphere of
the Irish question has again taken a
change, and Lord Salisbury, who a
few years since declared that he
could settle for ever that knotty
problem if only he was allowed
twenty years of resolute government,
seems to have grown wiser and now
holds out, through his cynical henchman Baifour, hopes to the Irish
party of a compromise. We say
advisedly "seems to have grown
wiser," for the wholo ohapter of the
British premier's public life teachos
H,„|.     IM...    ,1,„     T> !,„„,   Id,,,   ,,„„
neithor learned nor forgotten." In
the days when lie was foreign secretary undor Lord Beaoonsuold it was
ever a favorite move upon his part
to make somo startling and altogether unexpected development,
which had the effect of diverting
attention from failures at home.
The promise of atonement to Ireland, and the idea of giving the Irish
"something to keep them quiet" in
the shape of a University Bill appears to us to be merely anothor
Bpeoimon of the fertility of his genius
in tho art of political surprisos. The
session just closed lias been it completo failure The Tithes Bill, tho
Sugar Bill, und the compensation
clauses of the Local Government
Bill, together with tlio precious Van
and Whool Tax, hnvo nil fallen dead,
show but a sickening list of Irish
convictions under an odious Coorcion
Act. Every bye-election emphasizes the fact tbat the Tory party
no longer represents the people; and
so, to bolster up a tottering prestige,
the promise of a magnificent coup
is hinted at. Fortunately, howovor,
Michael Davitt and Henry Labou-
chere see the trap, whicli has been
so carefully baited, with the intention of severing the Irish-Liberal
alliance. Thore is as yet no evidence that Parnell has been deceived
by tho fair promises of tlio premier
and his subordinates, for tbo Irish
leader is a careful man and has pronounced no public opinion upon the
alleged intentions of the hereditary
coercionists. It is, too, significant
that Gladstone litis not yet spoken,
and we mny infer tliat the understanding between Parnell and the
G. O. M. is still in force. Indeed,
it would be hard to understand why
the former should wish to back out
of the alliance. At best he hns only
a half promise from the Tories,
which, of course, like pie-crust, is
meant to be broken. Upon the
other hnnd, Gladstone irretrievably
committed himself to a just and
generous policy of concession by his
introduction of a comprehensive
Home Rule Bill on April 8, 1S86.
Bearing these facts in mind, and
considering the stupid opposition
which would assuredly result upon
the part of tho aristocracy should
even a mild measure of reform be
proposed, it seems probable that
Salisbury and his colleagues are
making an unscrupulous effort to
retain oflico by trying their utmost
to persuade the* Irish people that
"Oodlin's tlieir friend, not Short."
In fine the case stands thus: On the
one hand the Irish leader is assured
of the support of a united Liberal
party (for Unionist means Tory writ
large) marching under the banner of
the greatest statesman that party
has ever had ; and on the other,
vague and indefinite promises, made
by a minister whose bete, noir has
ever been Reform—a man such us
Roderigo spoke of, whose
"Words and performances are no kin
Notwithstanding the general use
of gas and electricity in the towns
and cities of a large part of the
world, tho market for petroleum has
not been diminished, it is remarked.
There are still left many small communities and the farming populations, where petroleum must long
continue to hold its own. There
are yet large portions of the civilized, or partly civilized, globe where
petroleum has not yot come into
general use, and these are fields for
the coal oil man to conquer. Petroleum is, therefore, likely to remain
a profitable article of commerce.
Whether the supply will continue
to equal the demand has been
doubted. Some of the best petroleum districts of the United States
seem to be approaching exhaustion,
and similar reports come from the
Russian petroleum beds of the Caucasus, which have not been opened
nearly so long as the Pensylvanian.
Still, as new reservoirs are being
tapped, and us vast regions of the
globe are yet unexplored, there is
every reason to think that, however
the supply may vary, there will long
continue to be a sufficient supply to
meet, at no exorbitant price, the
demands of consumers. Perhaps
the neglected islands and coasts of
the frozen north, it has been suggested, may yet prove to be storehouses of petroleum, as well as other
valuable minora! products long after
the easily available stores of tern
perate regions are exhausted. If
this should turn out to be the case,
Arctic exploration will not, after all,
be the useless pursuit that many
people imagine it to be. Its results
may at any timo begin to take practical rhope nnd the frozen north
may some day become the home of
thriving industries.
All the Native Tribes and Establishes a New Government Under Emin Pasha.
A Vessel Wrecked in Alaska with
30,000 Cases of Salmon
on Board.
The Sublime Ptirle Exiles a Good
Son of Mahomet for Persecuting Christians.
According to the estimate reoently
made by the Vienna Seed Congress,
there will be a shortage of 124,000,-
000 bushels in the European wheat
crop this year as compared
with that of last year, and of 71,-
600,000 bushels as compared with
tho average for the preceding five
years. This is not as groat a deficiency as was estimated earlier in
the season, but it is largo and probably somewhat below the mark. In
Computing it an average crop lias
been allowed tlm United Kingdom,
but it is pi'oliiililn (Int tho recent
henvy rains in England just boforo
harvosi bavo  done,   great  damage,
,  and tlmt tho yield   there  may   bo
and   tho ministry have nothing to I largely diminished in consequence.
BRUSSELS, Sept. 11.—Intelligence
has readied here from the Oiitmo tlmt,
after great hardship and terrifiio frilling, Stanley lias conquered all tho
tribes uf lho country lying to tho east
of Albert Nyanza, and having completed their subjugation has established
a govt, with Emiii l'nslia in chargo as
governor of the new province. At
last accounts he was inarching with liis
victorious force fur Mombnssn on the
east cuast. Hib arrival nt Zanzibar
may be expected shortly.
London, Sept. 11.—The Servian
government lias cent to ity agents
abroad a circular letter authorizing
them wherever nnd ivhotiever it may
be neceaaary to offer explanations of
the apparent warlike preparations,
with wliich Servia is charged by Bulgaria, they are to assert her peaceful
intentions in all things, and to stnto
that the government in about to devote
it3 whole time to the economic regenerator oE Servia.
Paiiis, Sept. 11.—Ira Paine, the
celebrated American marksman, unequalled with the shot nun, rille, pistol
or revolver, died this morning at Hotel
Du Bresilc.
London, Sopt. 11.—Tho polico today acknowledge that thoy havo not a
single clue as to the murderer of tho
latest Whitechapel victim. The woman remains unidentified.
Montreal, Sept. 11.—Father Sen
teinne, of Notre Dame, has issued i
pastoral denouncing the Knights of
Labor and labor day. The latter, lie
says, was for the hentls of the church
to condemn, and that labor in its present shape wns nothing more than a
revival of paganism.
THE MINISTER of customs.
Winnipeg, Sept, 11.—Hon Mackenzie Bowell, minister of customs,
arrived hero from Ottawa tu-day.
From Winuipeg Mr. Bowell, will go
to Killarney, whoro ho will take t'eams
and drivo along the boundary line ns
fnr as Fort McLeod, for tho purpose
of ascertaining what moasures will bo
necessary to prevent smuggling into
the oountry from Dakota and Mon-
tauna. It is the intention of tho government to make a complete change of
the present customs system along the
boundary. From Fort McLeod Mr.
Bowell will gu to Calgary and thence
proceed to the coast.
Philadelphia, Sept. 11.—Alfred
H. Love, president of tho Universal
Peace Union of the U.S., has addressed a letter to the Chinese government expressing the belief that the
Chineso restriction laws will soon be
repealed, and expressing tho hope that
the Chinese will not retaliate against
American citizens.
Bethlehem, Pa., Sopt. 11.—The
stockholders nf the Thomas Iron Co.
have voted to sell thoir plant to an
English syndicate. The plant is valued
at 84,000,000.
San Fbanoisco, Sept. 11.-The
str. Bertha arrived from Kadrak this
morning with 16,600 cases of salmon.
five dead.
Oakland, Sept. 11.—There has
been no additional deaths from yesterday's explosion at the California door
and sash factory. The work of clearing the debris is in progress to-day.
Tho body of John Daly was recovered
this morning, i inking tho number of
dead five. Of the injured all will probably recover but Manuel Francis,
whose condition is critical.
away with at least 1500 horses, leaving
tho cattle outfit in a sad plight.
Wilkesbaube, Pa., Sept. 11.—The
big cave-in at No. 5 colliery, Poke
Hollow, is the greatest that has occurred in the coal regions for years. In
sumo places tho earth has gone down
over 20 feet, and there are twelvo cave-
ins. The loss to tho mine owners will
exceed §100,000. The cave-in affects
about thirty acres of mining property
lielonging to the Delaware and Hudson
Co.. About 15,000 mon and boys were
thrown out of employment, nnd it will
tuke livo months to put tho mines in
mining condition. Twenty-five men
wero at work in the mino when tho
crash came, but all of them managed
to escape in safety. The bottom has
fallen uut of a number (if cellars in tho
neighborhood and a farm house hear
by lins partially inppled over.
Lewis, Dal., Sept. 11.—There are
17 vessels ashore here with a full i-core
more fast drawing upon tlu> breakers.
The crews of 10 of the wrecked vessels
are now at the Tirden Huusm and nre
being cared for. A threo limited
schooner i* ashore just outside tiie
inner liay, and is going to pieces with
the crow of ten men clinging to the
rigging. The lines whicli tlie life saving crow sont to the men shot over the
schooner and no human power can save
the sailors. If the wind continues
blowing, aa it now is, for ten hours,
not a single sail of tho sixty remaining
in the harbor will be afloat.
On the Atlantic Coast Still Continues and Great Damage is
Being Done Everywhere.
Dozens  of  Wrecks  on  the Virginia Coast Accompanied by
Great Boss of Life.
The Counsel in the Cronin Murder
Trial Have Not Yet Decided
on One  Juror.
Los Angeles, Sept. 11,—A. L.
Teel, a prominent renl ostnte and insurance man of this cily, is missing,
and is said to have gono to British Columbia. He has fJR.OOO belonging to
the Madoan Tract Co., of whioh he
was agont. It is roported that hiB
other defalcations will foot up a large
New Yobk, Sept. 11.—Tho storm
is subsiding at Coney Island. The
scene presented to-day is one of dosola-
tion and wreckage from ono end of tho
island to tho othor. Tho lawns at tho
Contral and Manhattan hotels nro totally dostroyed.
Ciieyennb. Wyo., Sept. 11.—Sheriff
Williams, of Conve county, made n
notable haul at Lusk lo-day, ho and
threo deputies capturing live members
of a gang of wholesale horse tlnoves.
This band has operated for fully eight-
toen lunulas in southern Dakota nnd
tho northern frontier of Wyoming,
during which period  they have  made
New York, Sept. 11.—Chnuncey
Dopew lias just returned from Puris.
When interviewed on the United States'
display at the world's exposition, ho
said: "Our exhibits are all right
far as they go, but it is liko sending a
peacock to represout a Holstoin. The
peacock itself is all right, but it does
not ropresent America."
Antwerp, Sept. 11.—Tho official
enquiry into tho cause of the recent
disaster continues. It shows that the
explosion preceded tho petroleum
fires, and was no doubt caused by tho
explosion, but the cause of tho explosion is unknown and probably never
will be, as all the poople at or near
tho placo where the first explosion occurred are doad.
San Francisco, Sept. 10.—The
bark Electra arrived from Nushagak,
Alaska, this morning with 28,000 cases
and 735 barrels of salmon for the
Nushagak Canning Co. The Electra
brought down eleven of the crew of
lhe bark Wild-Wood, whioh left this
port on April 17th last, and which was
stranded on the boach in Nushagak
river on August Oth with 30,000 casos
and 105 barrels of salmon ou board,
for the Bristol Bay Company. The
Wild-Wood is in n bnd position and
will probably bo n totnl wreck. Capt.
Cobnn remained with 11 men to save
her cargo and possibly the vessel.
Mexico, Sopt. 10.—There is a decidod movement here on the part of English and American capitalists in the
direction of acquiring the sugar estates
of Louisiana. Planters are here looking out for good lands. It is announced lhat the famous sugar estate belonging to Sever Mendoza Cortiva, at Cua-
quatlet, state of Morelos, has been
transferee! to English and American
parties for §250,000. Sugar is being
heavily protected by the tariff and
planters hero have organized a trust
which has artificially raised prices.
Constantinople, Sept. 10.—It is
reported that the porte has concluded
to dispose of the trial in the case of
Moussa Bey, charged with cruelty to
the Armenian Christians, and to exile
him. Moussa declares that he will
not tamely submit to this treatment,
and has threatened to produce letten
from Turkish governors urging him to
the depredations with which he is
charged, with a view to mutual profit.
Vienna, Sopt. 10.— Confirmatory
advices have been received concerning
the reported massing of large forces of
Russian troops in Armenia on the
Russo-Turkish frontier.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 10.—The entire bench uf judges of the distriot circuit in tlie department of Riga have
been arrested by order of tha government. Thoy are nccused of persistently using tha German language ou the
bench, after thoy havo received orders
from St. Petersburg to uso the Russian only.
London, Sept. 10.—At a mooting
of the striking workmen, held at
Towor Hill to-day, Tillet, one of the
laborers on strike, and founder of the
dock laborers' union, addressed the
strikers. He said he believed that
the mediation of Cardinal Manning betwoen tho men and the employees
would result in an early settlement of
tho question in dispute between them.
John Bums announced the receipt of
a number of subscriptions from Australia for tho benefit of tho strikors.
Ho snid tho workmen of America forwarded sentiment nnd sympathy
enough to encircle the globo if it was
committed to paper, but not a single
cont to relievo the wants of their fellow workmon. Ho wns ashamed of
tho organizod workmon of Amotion.
New York, Sept. 12.—The great
Sturm continues. The const is still
being beiiteu by the great waves and
rnin is falling in torrents. Thero hnve
beeu many additional wrecks, nnd the
luss of life has increased.
Norfolk, Va., Sept. 12.—It is reported thnt the Nagshead hotel, on
Roanoke Island, N. C, was blown
down during the storm la6t night and
a number of persons killed.
Washington, Sept. 12.—At 8 o'clock
a. in. there had been no change in the
position of tho storm on tho Atlantic
coast. Tho storm center is at Norfolk,
where it has been Bince Tuesday morning. High north easterly winds still
prevail on the New England coast,
with a maximum velocity of 34 miles
per hour ut Boston and 52 miles at
Bloek Island. On the Virginia and
North Carolina coast the wind was
blowing 25 to 30 miles an hour from
lhe north-west. The high winds on
the coast will continue during the day.
Lewes, Del., Sept. 12.—No language cau picturo the terrible scene
along the coast. The wind is blowing
almost a hurricane, driving the rain
with a force that cuts like hail. The
half mile reach of sand between the
town and coast is a tossing ocean, bearing wreckage on every wave. Through
the mist of spray the tattered sails and
naked masts of a score of deserted aud
dismantled vessels are dimly
Five of the eight men, who
the crew of the E. Ss L. Bryan, perished when the vessel struck on Bran-
dywine shoals. The mate and 2 sermon caught a spar and drifted all
night. At day break the others discovered a sailor's dead body lashed to
the spar. The two survivors were
picked up by a tug and brought to
Lowes. There is great anxiety over
the crew of the pilot boat Ebe Tun-
nell. She put to sea on Monday and
has not been heard from. Pilots John
Bonnes, Lewis Bertram!, James Bow-
laud and Barry Hickman and a crew
of 8 men are on the boat. Throe
schooners were lost outside the capes.
A colored man and a fireman have
come ashoro ae the survivors from
these wrecks. They were on a raft
from 5 p.m. on Monday nntil fl a.m.
yestorday. The otlier 15, who composed the crews of three schooners are
given up for lost.
New Yobk, Sept. 12.—It is said
that the largo number of Chinese who
have reached here during the past few
dayB came overland from British Columbia on the Canadian Paoifio Railway, and were smuggled across the
border late at night, thus avoiding the
authorities. It iB said that a regular
business of smuggling the Chinese over
Ihe line, for sums ranging from $25 to
850, has beon going on for some time.
Chicago, Sept. 12.—Progress in the
Cronin murder trial was resumed this
morning by the defence tendering
the state four jurors. Three of these
wero opposed to hanging and were excused for cause. No juryman has as
yet been accepted.
London, Sept. 12.—Tho story is
gaining credouce that the body of the
woman supposed to have been another
Whitechapel victim was placed where
found by medioal students, who were
desirous to create a sensation and
again draw attention to "Jack the
Dublin, Sept. 12.—Rov. Mr. Bar-
field, a congregationalist, and prominent unionist lecturer, has been
missing throe weeks and it is feared
he has been murdered by invincibles.
London, Sept. 12. —The conferrenco
between Cardinal Mil :...- and Iho
dock directors, winch was to liavo
taken placo yosterday, was held today. The directors informed the car-,
dinal that thoy were unwilling to agree
to the compromise proposed by him.
That terms which tho dock companies
have already conceded go into effect
on November 1st, instead of January
1st, provided work is resumed at onoe.
The cardinal wns successful, however,
in persuading the directors to again
consider the proposal, and to postpono
their decision for tho presont.
San Fkancisco, Sopt 12.—Motion
in tho Sharon divorco case, to dismiss
tho action on tho ground that it has
abated by tho dcatJi of tho defendant,
Wm. Sharon, and tlio recent decision
of tho 0. S. supreme court, was nrguod
this morning nnd taken under advise-
inont. VOLUME 34.
NO. 38.
Weekly Burr ish Columbian
Wediii'sila} Morning, Sclll. IS. 1889.
The Monetary Times, of Toronto,
has an article cm firo waste and insurance which contains so many
valuable hints to business men in all
departments that we take the liberty
of quoting from it largely, as follows : If asked who is responsible
for the enormous waste of property
by fire in Canada, and who pays for
it, most persons would probably reply: "Our neighbors carelessness,
not ours, is responsible; and the insurance companies pay most of tlie
loss." The answers are not the true
ones in either case. It has already
been shown in these columns, nnd
we are glad to find it repeated in
the important address on fire waste
by 'ilr. Frederick Wyld ut the Hamilton Convention, that the money
which pays insurance claims conies
out of the pockets of insurants in
the shape of premiums, and is not
the capital of companies. Therefore, since the people at large pay
the piper, the people at large should
be roused to take every means to
lessen the fire waste, in doing which
they reduce the cost of insurance.
In tlie .course of his paper, Mr.
Wyl'J, who is a wholesale merchant
of long experience, gave some practical Hints to his brother merchants
about their insuranco contracts and
mean-i of fire prevention, closing
with iho quotation of the Atlanta,
Georgia, lire ordinance. "The merchant who neglects to scrutinize his
insurance policies, to see that they
accurately describe what it is intended to insure, is guilty of gross
injustice to himself and his creditors," says Mr. Wyld. And yet it
has often been found that this important contract, concerning protection from fire, "had not even beeu
opened by tlio recipient until a fire
had occurred ; and then it was discovered that in consequence of this
neglect the policies were non-concurrent nnd property inaccurately desoribed, entailing delays and compromises to avoid litigation, and a
serious loss to the interests involved." Every underwriter knows
how true this statement is; and the
words negligence and gross injustice
are not too strong under the circumstances. Another matter of moment
is thut every applicant for fire insurance should give an accurate description of his premises and the
class of goods to be insured. This
description should be clearly expressed in the policy, which is the
legal document or contract given by
-the insurance compnny. Not only
this, but any alteration of premises,
removal, or change in merchandise.,
should be at once specifically endorsed on the policy and assented to
by an officer or agent of the company. The prudent merchant will
maintain insurance protection to the
extent of seventy-five pur cont. of
the value of the property insured,
says the paper in question, "and not
to do so up to this percentage, when
a disastrous fire would cause creditors' interests to suffer, should be
looked upon as criminal negligence."
This is a strong term, but we shall
not quarrel with it. It is assuredly
true that the man who under-insures
sins against himself as well as
against his creditors. Annual stocktaking and the keeping of the stock
book in a place of snfety, where lire
cannot destroy it, is properly urged
on all merchants and manufacturers,
not only as a business duty, but in
order to facilitate the adjustment of
a firo loss, should one occur. Is any
one disposed to believe that tlie frequency of fires in Canada and the
United Slates is u niatter of fatality
or dire necessity from which there
is no escape ? More than half of
them are our own fault. A careful
'estimate of the origin of fires on
this continent shows that over sixty
per cent, of the whole number arise
from preventable causes. Greater
care, order, and cleanliness in warehouse and factory, dwelling and
office, are needed, It appears from
the official report of the New York
fire commissioners that sixty-four
per eent. of the fires in that city
have been, extinguished by pails of
water. Does this not indicate the
prun'onco of placing Buch simple appliances on each floor of every mercantile building* It is the duty of
every ipi" and woman to take part
in red" . • as frightful a fire-waste
.as $S,ijOO,000 a year.
Speaking of the Jesuits Estate
Act, an eastern Canadian exchange
makes the following good point:
From lirst to last it has been assumed rather than asserted that if the
act was intra vires ot the legislature
disallowance was out of the question.
The doctrine thus insinuated is new;
it has never before been assumed by
a minister of justice that the mere
existence of tlie authority to pass an
act is sufficient to throw over the
act, when passed, tho shield of inviolability, It would bo desirable
to ascertain whether it be intended
by tho Ottawa government to affirm
that principle absolutely.
Children Cry fcr Piiclisr's, ■'-,;■
The city council met at 8 p. in. on
the 16th for tho transaction of business. Present—Aldermen Calbick,
Curtis, Ewen, Keary, Reid, Cunningham, MoPhadon, Jaques and Shiles.
His worship Mayor Townsend in
tlie chair.
The minutes of tho last meeting
wero read and adopted,
A good sprinkling of prominent citizens was noted in the auditorium, listening with great interest.
Aid. Jaques rose to a quostion of
privilege tn reply to the remarks which
fell from Aid. Cunningham at the last
meeting. He said it was too much
the custom with Aid. Cunningham and
his colleagues to wash thoir hands
clear of anything that did not exactly
suit them. He thought tlio remark
about Chinamen doing better work on
Agnes street than those now engaged
on it, and that, nlso about the theodo-
litos, waB a pretty tough reflection on
our city engineer. At considerable
length and in no measured terms tho
worthy alderman recited the list of his
grievances and warmly presented his
argument in refutation of the charges
wliich he alleged had been made
against him in his absonco at last mooting.
Aid. Cunningham replied in a tow
concise sentences, quietly defending
tho position ho had taken at first;
maintaining that tlie work on Agnes
street was a foolish expenditure of
money, as any one could seo for himself by visiting the scene of operations.
Tho minutes of last meeting having
been read aud adopted, the following
communications were dealt with:
T. 0. Atkinson, in regard to the
regulations of the government as to
caro and maintenance of city prisoners.
Referred back to tho police committee.
R. B. Bell, asking permission to lay
building material on Cameron street.
Permission granted under usual conditions.
J.. W. Andrzejewski, complaining
that water running nlong Cunningham
street passes through his premises, doing damage, and requpating tho abatement of the same.
Received and referred to tho board
of works with power to act.
Secretary of the Waterous Engine
Co., asking the council if the city has
effective fire protection, and asking
them to send a deputation to the Toronto Industrial Exhibition to inspect
the company's engino; also enclosing
Received and filed.
11. V. Edmunds and othor residents
of Merivalo and Armstrong streets,
asking thaf a lamp be placed on the
corner of thoso thoroughfares.
Received and referred to fire and
light committoe.
P. Gannon, applying for position of
park keeper or other position. Received and referred to the park committee.
D. L. Smith, asking extension of
time (ono month) to complete work on
Fortesque street. On motion request
was granted.
James Kennedy, asking that tho engineers' survey at tho oornor of Lytton
square and Columbia stroet be confirmed. After much discussion, participated in by nearly all the members, it was on motion referred to tho
board of works, to consult with Mr.
Cntten as soon as he returns to town.
Chief of Police, reporting tliat on
Sunday last Joe Qui broke a lamppost
corner Begbie and Columbia streets.
Recoived and referred tu lamp committee with power to act.
Aid. Cnlbick repoited that a runaway, owned in Vancouver, had demolished nuother lamp post last niglit.
Dr. McLean, in regard to his bill,
presented through tho health committee.   Received and filed.
W. N. Bole, calling attention for
the fourth timo to the rottou condition
of the sidewalks on Clarkson street;
and containing some plain talk to the
council on their duty to the ratepayers. AH. Jaques called attontion to
the fact that Dr. Mclnnis' cribbing Unci
been tho sole cause of the delay, and
that an attempt to tako it down would
cause serious trouble. Aid. Keary
hero asked his worship if it were in
order to address tho chair sitting or
standing, nnd if not the former, ho
would like to call Aid. Jaques to order. Aid. Jaques, "All right; I'm in
order." (Laughter.) Referred to the
board of works to report.
A. J. McColl, asking permission to
hinlil a tank for the use of his residence. Received and referred to tho
board of public works to roport on.
W. H. Falding and T. 11. Gray, protesting against and asking protection
from tho blasting operations at the
pnrk.   Received and filed.
The health committeo reported advising tho final settlement of the following accounts:
Dr. McLean, as health oflicor.gGOO 00
G. W. Gilloy & Co., driving
piles, otc    35 00
W. Vianen, boat hire, oto     20 00
The park committeo reported sa is-
factory progress on Queens Park since
last meoting, und thnt no doubt remains that both tho park and buildings will bo ready for the coming exhibition. Two small accounts amounting to §7 00 wore recommended pnid.
The fire and light committoe reported that n Silsbey water chandler
had boen purchased from F. CJ.
Strickland & Co., costing §55.DO, and
recommending same pnid. Alao that
thn gas contract, for gas fitting had
lieon awarded to H. M. Cunningham
& Co, for the sum of 8212 00. Adopted,
The board of works, recommending
sidewalks laid down on south sido of
Royal avenuo frum Merivalo streot to
Park Lane, un Clinton street from
Royal avenuo up, an Queens avenuo
from Clint in to Park Lane.
Gilley Bros., §212 00; M J, Rous
seau, CS 25; Mathers & Milligan,
§32 61; R, C. P. Mills, §469 89; J.
Cunningham, $27 35. Passed for payment.
The water committee reported that
they had taken over the right of way
and profile bookB, etc., and all other
rights and property from the Coquitlam Wator Works Company, and recommend that tho Mayor bo authorized
to make an overdraft of 820,000 for
tho purpose of paying the purchase
monoy tq>t!ie company.
Aid. Shilos wanted to know what
tho engineers working botween the
Coquitlam Water Works and tho city
limits were doing, had clone, and what
thoy wero being paid.
Aid. Curtis explained fully all about
tho water works, and answorod nil tho
questions in detail. By changing tho
ruuto a saving of §2000 will bo saved to
tho oity.
Aid. Keary wanted to know how
much was due to the engincora for
Aid. Curtis said §200 a month covered tliis item.   Roport adopted.
Moved by Aid. Jaques, seconded by
Alderman Curtis, thnt clerk bo instructed to make the following offer to
Mr. A, H. McBride, warden of tlie
British Columbia penitentiary: For
right of way to tho ponitentiary
grounds, tlio city will givo tho Government tlio use of the water for fire
purposes for tho penitentiary buildings.
Aid. Keary olijected un the ground
that he had uot sufficient information.
Aid. Curtis advised the supplying of
such information in committee, and
not publicly. It is not wise to bring
up those littlo points in this way.
Aid. Cunningham concurred in this
Aid. Curtis explained further that it
was not becnuso there was business
which could not bo exposed, and the
press and the rate-payers should not
entertain that opinion, lt was a mere
matter of ordinary business, and he did
not think it necessary to go into it at
tho present time.
Aid. Calbick advised that the businoss be laid over until Aid. Keary had
gained full information on the subject.
Aid. Curtis said he did not agree
with this view; they had been humbugging long enough from month to
Tho resolution, after considerable
further discussion, and more than one
fiery ebullition of temper, was carried.
The Leases By-law was read tho second timo, and Aid. Ewen suggested
some be printed so that each alderman
could make himself familiar with tho
ins aud outs of tho by-law. This was
ordered done.
The Railway Election and Bonus
By-law was read a socond time and
the council wont into committee of the
whole, Aid. Ewen in the chair, and
the by-law was read by clauses.
Tho time fixed for lhe eleotion is the
Hth day of October.
J. D. Batcholor, Ward 1; R. Burt,
2; A. Peele, 3, and Goo. Pittendrigh,
4, wero chosen as returning officers.
Tho committee rose and reported
by-law complote. Report adopted,
and on motion by-law was road a third
time by title and passed as road.
On motion, by-lnw was directed,
signed, scaled and published.
Aid. Curtis reportod for finance
committeo that tho tender ot the Bank
of Montreal tor §65,000.00 debentures
be accepted ot 102J, and that tho manager of said bank bo notified to that
effect.   Adopted.
Tho water and sewerage committee
reported thnt they waited on Mr.
Moylan, inspector of penitentiaries,
and agreed for tho privilego of right of
way through tho penitentiary grounds,
to givo all tho wator required for tiro
purposes for penitentiary buildings.
Moved by Aid. Curtis, socondod by
Aid. Calbick-, that the clerk bo instructed to apply to Mrs. Brighouse for
transfer to city of streets of hor subdivision on St, Andrew's stroet, and
that tho clerk prepare the deed of
same.    Curried.
Aid Surtis, speaking on the amendment to the liquor license bylaw, laid
ovor from last week, said it would bo
better to have Mr. McColl revise it.
Aid. Reid said ho was surprised to hour
Aid. Curtis advise such a thing us asking a man in the omploy of the opposite party, employed to break
the bylaw, to revise it. It would bo
bottor to leavo it alono altogether than
do that. Aid. Curtis explained tbat
Mr. McColl understood tho bylaw
bolter than any one else and be was
better able to handle it. Aid. Cun-
niughiim also thought tho position a
strange one. Aid. Ewen gavo a vory
lucid anil interesting speech on tho
natural history and habits of the
lawyers: ihat tlio legal fraternity would
work just as faithfully one day for ouo
man, and, if necessary, just as hard
against him the next day. Moved by
Aid. Curtis, Hccimded by Aid. Calbick,
thnt Mr. A. J. McCull be retained to
revise and amend the liquor license
bylaw.    Carried.
The trades license amendment bylaw
was, on motion, read a lirst time, and
tho rules of ordor being suspended,
was read a second time. Council then
went int" committee of tho whole,
AM. Jaques tu the chair ; bylaw rena
„y clauses, anu pu6Sud ita seuuiid reading.
Aid. Jaques introduced abuut 15
feet of Polham street on paper, to tho
great merriment of the oouncil, showing that flno thoroughfare from end to
und. Council examined tho plan
thoroughly and entered into a long
nud exhaustive debate in which the
niatter wns most effectually throshed
out. It waa admitted on all hands
that tho treatment Pelhaiii street had
received in tho past was disgraceful
nnd unfair, bllt it was determined that
reparation should lio douo nt tho
soouostopportunity. Aid. Keary was
in n minority of one on tho amount of
tho appropriation he held out on it
being too high ; 3,500 is the amount
Aid. Roid brought up the quostion
of invitations and asked if thoy wore
being issued. The olerk hns tlio mattor
in hand and it will be ntteuded to.
Aid. Keary ask-, i! it'that narrow sidewalk leading tu the buspil.nl at Sapperton would lie continued from the
main sidewalk tu (ho hospital and
neighbourhood. His worship provoked
a roar of laughter by making a mistake
on the word "hospital" and saying
"oysters'' : tho name of tho delicioiiB
bivalve was hailed with any number
of seconders and many liumorous comments.
Aid. Curtia enquired about tho col-
lection of tho road tax and what was
being done to collect it. Aid. Curtis
beleived there wore several hundreds
of dollars which could bo collected on
percentage, nnd somo one had better
be appointed tu collect, 10 per cent,
commission, His worship called a
halt on tho cultus wa uia and the
motion to adjourn was carried with
thanks, as the hour was on tho verge
of the "high noon of night."
You can have your eyes exambed and
the li. Lauraneo Pebble Spectacles and
Eye-Glasses scientifically adjusted to
your sight. Mr. Lauranee, the eminent
Oculist-Optician, will bo at D. S. Curtis
k Co.'s Drug Store during exhibition
days. There is no extra charge for examination or consultation.
(Abont 2 P. M.,Sept. 11) j
1000  MEN, WOMEN & CHIL-j,
To Buy Boots that R Boots Z
 AT  m
dwselStc Coi/cmwa Stkeet.
British Columbia
The Annual Exhibition ot the
Tnlhc City of
OCTOBER 2ND, 3RD & 4-TH-, '89.
$7000 - $1000
For   Exhibition   and   Sports.
In connection with thisKxhlbltlon will
bo tho opening of Q,ueen'N Vnrlt and nn
extensive programme of SPOUTS nnd
Ao,, undor direction of the Citizens' Committee.
All onttioa for the Exhibition must he
mado with lho Secrotary Jjofqro noon on
TUESDAY, October 1st.
All Stock ancLolhcr exhibits from soutli
of the rlvor will bo carried wirossonthe
steam ferry, fuee of <*iiaiic;k, aiict'droys
will bo found at rallwny slatioiiH and
wharves to convoy exhibits, i-iike, to tiio
Special Uoiliicerf Kales wltl be given on
all railways and steamers to persons and
exhibits coming tothe Exhibition.
As it is expected the attendance at thla
Exhibition Will be very largo, tbo Direct
tors hopo to seo an exhibition worthy of
tiie resources of lho provinco.
Further information maybe had from
tho prize lists [whleh will be sent free on
application], or from tlio secretary,
Nuw Wns'i'MiNHTKH, Alls, SS, 1880.
LaTsxad-or HZerringir-s,,
ns/faclsexel, Salt Cod.,
Armour's TJnc. Hams,
Arroioux's TJxxc. Bacon.
Flo-o-r. Bran. "Sliorts,
™™^ Scoullar»Armstrorig Blook, Columbia St.
Notice of Rands Liable to be Sold for Taxes intheCor-
porfttion of the District of Surrey.
In obedience to a warrant to me direoted nnd bearing even dato with this notice,
ninety days from the date hereof I will Bull tlio undermentioned lnnds, or sufficient
thereof to discharge tlio amount of delinquent taxes ami costs, due thereon. The
salo will take plane at tlie Town Hall, Surrey Centre, at tlio hour of noon on tho
dato mentioned, unless said delinquent taxes and costs are sooner paid-
Nnmo of Owner.
Gray, Matthew	
Byrnes, George	
Gardiner, Bon	
Lambly, McK. T
Murrio, J. 3'., estate .
Spcirs, James	
White, N. A	
Davis, Hy	
Melody, Anthony	
Pendola, Angelo	
Pcndola, Angelo	
Robinson, John-	
Rosa, William 	
Position of Lnml
SU Jr See 20, Tp 8.....
NE .'Sec !), Tp 7	
SW* Seo31, Tp2 ...
SiitE* Seoll, Tpl.
SW- Soo 34, TpS....
B5N, R3W, Lot 3(1.
NW ' Sec 14, TpS...
NK ■ SecS, Tp 1 ■
BIN, Rl 13, Lot 21 .
B1N.R1E, Lot 22.
W ' See 23, Tp 2	
B 5'N, R 1 W, Lot 11.
I     Tni
$04 40
32 07
2 03
30 20
31 87
It) 25
32 SO
13 50
7 50
39 15
40 50
24 75
20 35
§10 47
0 05
3 05
7 09
6 50
5 05
0 00
4 30
3 04
7 40
8 32
5 71
5 sn
S74 87
39 32
5 08
43 29
38 43
24 30
39 40
17 80
11 14
40 01
54 82
30 46
32 24
Dated at Hall's Prairie, Surrey, this 3rd day of September, 1889.
Collector Corporation of Surrey.
B. (1 Agricultural Association Win'
October 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 1889.
Classes 9,18, 27 and 30.   The prize is increased to  830 00
OMffl.                                      OXFORD DOWNS.                         1st 2nd
17 Best Ram ouo yenr old and upwards •  .810 00 85 00
18 "      "   Lninb    5 00 3 00
19 "   Pen of 3 Ewoa ono year old and upwards     7 00 5 00
20 "     " of 3 Ewo Lambs ,,,,   500 4 00
21 Best Ram one year old nnd upwards     10 00 5 00
22 "      "   Lamb     -, 00 3 00
23 "   Peu of 3 Ewes one year old and upwards    / 00 5 00
24 "      " of 3 Ewe Lambs    5 00 4 00
class.                                         SUFFOLK.                            1st 2nd
18 Best Boar 0110 year old and upwards S10 00 S5 00
19 "   Breeding Sow tn farrow at tho meeting or that has been
within six months    750 4 00
20 "   Pen of two Sows, of the same litter, under 12 months    a 00 3 00
21 "   Boar under one year old    5 00 3 00
cuss.                              ORNAMENTAL FOWLS.                 1st 2nd
75 Beat pair Pen Fowls $ 3 00 82 00
70   "     "   Guinoa Fowls    2 00 100
77 "     "   English Pheasants     I 00 BO
78 "     "   Mongolian Pheasants     1 00 50
79 "     "   White Turkeys, not to be entered for uny other prize.    2 00 100
On page 53 in Prize List, amongst Special Prizes, H. M. Cunningham k Goi
should read 5 entries instead of ID.
58 Best 0 Roses 8 1 00
59 "   Collection of Dahlias     1 00
00 "   Bridal Bouquet    100
01 "   Wreath or Oross     1 00
02 Best Six Rox Begonias     1 00
03 "   Wnter Color, Floral ,     2 00 §100
64   "      "        "    Landscape or Marino     2 00 100
05 Still Life    2 00 100
66   "     .'"        "     Portrait    2 00 100
07 ' Collection    5 00 3 00
08 "     Oil        "     Floral     2 00 100
09 "      "        "    Landscape or Marino    2 00 1 OO
70 "      "        "     Still lifo    200 100
71 "      "        "     Portrait    2 00 100
72 "      V        "   Collection ,   5 00 3 00
73 '•   Decorative Painting    2 00 1 00
74 "   Modeling or Wood Carving    2 00 100
70   "   Hand-painted China    2 00 100
70   "   Rcpoitsec or Hammered Brass Work    2 00 1 00
77 "   Oil Painting, Children under 15 years    2 00 1 00
78 "   Crayon Landscapo    2 00 1 00
79 "       "     Portrait    2 00    '   100
80 "   Collection Cabinet Photos (plain)     3 00 1 50
SI    "          "           "         "     (colored)    3 00 150
Under Classes 47 and 19 of this Division the prizes Bhould be 85 und 83, uot
83, 81.00 nnd 83.
class.                                        DIVISION N.                             1st 2nd
11 Best Rick Rack Crochet .? 1 00 8   50
12 "   Crochet Lace     1 00 50
13 "   Collection Knitted Lace    5 00 3 00
14 "   lloiiiton Lnce     100 50
15 "   Point Laco     100 50
16 "   Collodion Laco      4 00 2 00
17 "   Darned Net     100 60
18 "   Applinuo Work     150 75
19 "   Crewel Work     100 50
20 "   Outline Work     100 50
21 "   Kick Ruck, Sown     100 50
22 "   Cheney Work, hanil-mndo     100 50
23 "   Crazy Work     100 50
24 "   Braiding on Wool     100 50
25 "        "      "   Cotton    100 50
28   "   Historic Picture, raised wool work    3 00 2 00
class.                                      DIVISION P.                           1st 2nd
33 Best Bunch Sawn Shingles 8 2 00 $1 00
34 "      "     Shaved Shinglos    2 00 100
olass.                                      DIVISION Q.                           1st 2nd
4 Best Arnscino Work   ' Not competing for any other 1 8 2 00 gl 00
5 "   Chenille Work \       class in this Division.       J      200 100
Class No. 1 altered to read 83 and §2.
class.                                      DIVISION T.                           1st 2nd
7 Bost Carriage Afghan ; 8 1 00 8   50
SPECIAL PRIZES.                          1st 2nd
Geo. D. Bryinnor—Bost Collection Bottled Fruit mul Jellies 8 7 00 83 00
Kennedy Bros—Bost Collection of Grain grown in tho Provinco by
Exhibitor, 1st prizo, 810 cash and the Daily Columbian for ono
yenr; 2nd prize, 85 casli and the Daily Columbian for ono your
(Daily Columbian, SU)  18 00 13 00
P, Peobles—Best Bread by lady not competing for other prize, one
Dominion Wiro Mattress, value    7 00 VOLUME 34.
mtaaaata v/assa i m i ibhbm—rsnaajsmBtam   g bbb w«aniwaB»sMiww«aw-aaHBr»MWM«MMWMWiB-i
NO. 38.
Fen Skeleton of u Few or llie I'rlncliuil
AildUious lo Wcslnitnster's lioiu-
iclllnry Strength.
dnlistniilliil Evidence of IlinClti's Won-
(lci'l'lll l-rosrivi,,  It-iflNg  llio
a-nsl tear.
If anyone wanted tn "take ill" all
the buildings now in coursu of construction within the limits of the Royal City lie would have lu get up pretty
early in the mornin;! in ui'dor to complete the task before lhe sun sank in
tho west. Only thoso who have taken
lie eity can
niiount of
.;, present,
i new builu-
ivould   take
.!) the".
iy jourii
lie, ho'
,. man
eil thi
a trip el' inspection
have, any cimcopti"!
building that is goi
To attempt to give
ings the most brie! indlee mi
up far nu.ro  space   than   te
could ail'ui'd.   The moro nut;
ever, are vory worthy of   ,■> i
notice'.ban they go      ..■. I >'
instances they are   li nisi
not look at. all out i f pli - n ii
resident streets of citios Rvo
size nf New Wesllniu..'i..
One ui tlio prettiest liousos in it"
city ia that heine erected fm- Mr
Thomaa Mowat, on Park lane, Thi
stylo uf :he builuiu ',- ul;. bi dilijoul
to define; it is li inixtu ( I lie vill:
and tlie olialot wit -, .'. !. .■'. \ uinta o
tho Queen Anne. Tin exterior is ouv
ered with clipped Bhinglo, und coloroi
russet and bronise with (tu artistic el
feet that is chdrining. .'.■- the come
of the building, fronting on Park
lane, is ;>■ small turret, part of wliich
can hts used as a smoking balcony.
The rooms on tho lirst floor nre devoted
as usual tn dining, drawing anil general reception purposes, the kitchen and
other offices being in tiio rear. Tho
interior a ill be panelled in hard-wood,
oil iinislied. Tlio hou.se, although
muoh smaller than many of i's neighbors, is I he most artistic, ami combines
with every comfort, and convenience
that elegance and taste wliich nro so
pleasing to tlio cultured idea in architecture. Tho huuso will lie Iinislied
in a few iiny3, nmi will cost in the
neighborhood of $3,000. Messrs.
Clow & Miieluro are the nrcliiteots and
Mr. R. B. Bell the contractor.
Mr. II. Vi Edmund's houso', adjoining the park and standing in the midst
of its own extensiio grounds, will be
of vast proportions, lu judgo from the
frame-work. The house is in the form
of a square with bay windows and tar-
rots nt tlio oornors. Thore is something
solid, almost baronial, in tlio appearance ot tlie building, and, although
only two stories in height, the ceilings
will be lefty enough to please tho taste
of even a hygienic "crank." The
great rooms on the fits!; (Joor will bo
Roman in tlieir amplitude, and will be
finished in hard-wood panelling in oil.
The entrance hnll, too, is woll worthy
of tho houso, its proportions being iu
keeping with the adjoining salons.
Up stairs nre the bed-rooms and otlier
rooms, and back of the building tho
culinary department, coach Iiou3o nnd
stables, eto. Tho houso ia to bo splendidly finished throughout and the cost
will represent a handsome figure. Mr.
G. W. (j rant is architect,
Returning again to l'nvk lane, Mr.
G. D, Brymner'n new house, now nijar-
ly Iinislied, attract) tlie attention. It
is a pretty, composite style of building,
indicntivo oven in the exterior of comfort and roominess inside. Entering
from tho unnamed street near the park
or Park liinii, the hall will bo found
worthy uf a few minutes' inspection,
The walls, from lloor to ceiling, aro in
panelled work of hard wood iinislied
in oil; ihe effect is phasing in the extreme, and, heightened by the addition of cathedral glass in small deli
oately-tinted panes, giving the "dim
religious light" ert'ect to perfection; the
fine old hulls of the English manor
houses are seen again in nil their own
peculiar beauty. Thin pleasing stylo
ia carried out in the upper hall, nnd nt
the principal angle over tho front entrance is a snug little balcony, from
which a superb view of tho Frnser and
Pitt Lake mountains can be obtained.
Ihe side elevation lacing the river has
many largo windows from which the best
views of the river can Id seen. The
bed-rooms, on tho socond, floor nre all
well lighted and wil! bo models of comfort when finished. Tho liouse contains all modem conveniences aud has,
instead of stoves, open fire-places,
which aptly touch off tho surroundings. The kitchen, scullery and wash
house nre in the rear. Folding doors
betwoen the dining and drawing rooms
will serve to make of these apartments
either n line dancing lloor ur recoptiou
room. The house is estimated to cost
$3,000 nnd will be finished at an early
date. Mr. G. W. Graut is the architect and Mr. R. B. Bell the contractor.
Mr. Green's fine residence, fronting
on Royal avenue, is almost completed
and the carpenters will vacate it today.   The house is hiindcomo in design
and lino in'inv irtAoinila rnomn hulli on
the first and seoond floors. The hall
is ornamented with wainaootted work
ond cathedral gli ss. which are carried
out in the staircase loading to the uppor Btory. Open firo places are in nil
the larger rooms, nnd the windows,
whioh are large and square after the
Italian style, admit a flood of light aud
air, Mr. Grant is also architect for
this dwelling, nnd Mr. T. Ackerman
Mr. Chas. McDonough is erooting a
handsome house, fronting on Agnes
street, and it will be, when finished,
oeoupied by Mrs. Homer It is a large
and commodious dwelling, uud is being
built very substantially, two stories in
height, and will bo completed in about
a month, ar, a cost of $2,000. The ar
chitoct is Blr. Grant, anil the contractor Mr. R. B. Bell.
Tho alterations and additions to Mr.
A. Ewen's houso nn Ciirnnrvnii stroet,
have transformed that edition into u
palace, both iu size nud appearance.
Nearly 8.(100 worth  of  loaded  lights
will bo used in the windows, nnd,
although the contract only cuIIb for
84,000, yet Mr. Ewen's own improvements will nmount to far above that
sum. Mr. Grnnt is the architect, and
Mr. It. li. Bell contractor.
Mr. David Lyal's liouse on Columbia
street is going to be a valuable acquisition to the architecture of the city. It
will cost about §2,000, and is in the
hands of Messrs, G. W. Grant and R.
B. Bell.
Jt will tako about two months to
finish tlie Bishop's residence on Clement street. Mr. King is tho architect,
und Mr. It. B. Bell contractor.
Mr. Carscallen is putting up a ijS.OOO
liouse ou Lulu Island,.near the bridgo.
It is n villa, two stories high with attic,
and tastefully ornamented with clipped, shingles and other embellishments.
lie main rooms tiro un the first floor,
and the bed-rooms, bath rooms, etc.,
are uu tlie second. Messrs. Clow Ss Maclure aru the architects', and Mr. lt. B.
Bell contractor.
Mr. James Wiso i« having   n   largo
ami handsome mansion built for   limine!:   "ii  Royal' ave.    The   house will
contain ail the latest improvements and
i.i fitted throughout in tirst class atyle.
liis task only half finished, the   Co-
I i.i'JUiiAN man wended   his way up   towards the region   known  as  St. Andrew's square.   Oar'olossly whistling a
aelectiun.from   Gilbert  and Sullivan's
I hist, opera, pencil in one hand and note
In>uli iu   the other,   the   unsuspecting
j scribe drew nig! to the   square, but
i i-i newly shiugied ruuf after roof burst
J upon liis astonished gaze, like another
j city springing into view, the variations
i of "Tit Willow" died   away upon   his
lips,   the   pencil   dropped   frum   his
nerveless grasp and with  a   groan   of
despair of ever "writing up"   suoh   a
second edition  of New Westminster,
turned sadly awny, humming tempo di
mania, tho dead march in Saul.
Old residents any they nover saw
such a building bumn in the city as
there has been this year. The real
estate offices also roport lots moving in
lively &tyle, and the outlook bright and
promising. Mr. W. R. King, architect
of Mr. Trapp's house on Agnos streot,
lately finished, says thut residence is
the lirst and only brick veneer house
in the citv. Mr. King has just finished
fur the Venerable Archdeacon Woods,
nt Sapperton, a fine two story house,
containing 16 rooms and all conveniences; also a small cottage for Mr.
Terhune iu the same suburb. Sapperton is going to be a great residence
quarter as the city grows.
'Give Me to drink"—natural request,   The  store keeper,    surprised,   Baid,
Ruttilllnrles of Home of tlie Uly Sermons
Spoken Sunday.
The Rev. Mr. Irwin preached at
Huly Trinity Church Sunday morning, taking for his text Galatinns Sth
chap., 1st verso ; "Standfast therefore iu the liberty wherewith Christ
hath mnde us free, and he not entangled
ugaln with the yoko of bondage." The
speaker said there must bu something
more than sentiment in Christian
liberty nud freedom. Christianity to
ti3 today is a greater thing than it was
to bo a Roman citizen when the glory
of that empire wus at its brightest. We
hear a great deal of public and private
rights, but we have rights that ate
perfect and iualienable, conferred on
our church. The ancient history of
the church is well worth close study j
our collects nnd our rules nre almost
tlie same as ttiose used many centuries
ago ; the liberty of our church is therefore guaranteed iu the strict adhesion
to the tonots of the early ohuroh. It
is our duty to ask ourselves the question, "Are we standing fast in the
faith Christ gave us I" for there is a
great difference between Christian
practice uf to-day aud that of nineteen
centuries ngo. If we stood as fast for
our religious rights, and were aB
urgent iu demanding and enforcing
them as we aro when oivil rights are
concerned, there would be nothing to
fear for our faith. But let our religious rights be once sure nnd our civil
rights must be safe. If we guard well
the faith we will have reason to thank
God for that liberty whereby He hath
made us free.
At the Baptist ohurch on Sunday,
Mr. Fisher supplied for Rer. Thos.
Baldwin, who went over to Vancouver to assist in the opening services of
the new Baptist church there. Mr.
Fisher took as his text, John, 4c.,10v:
"Jesus answered and Baid unto her,
If thou knewoit tho gift of God, and
Who it is that siiith to thee, give Me to
drink; thou wouldest have asked of
Him and He would have given thee
living water." His remarks were substantially ns follows: Jesus, at the
opening of His ministry, soon perceived that the Pharisees were unfriendly to Him. Jesus thought it
best to return to Galilee, choosing the
route through Samaria. The bitter
feeling and hostility of the Samaritans
had nu power over Him and He simply choso this route, as we would
think, becauso ot its being the shortest ; but this wns not the only reason,
howovor. Ho wns nenr Sychnr, and
feeling tired, He needed rest and refreshment, and He sat down at the
well which wnB thore. Jesus, wearied,
sat thus on the well. He is aroused by
a woman of Samaria. There waa
nothing strange, apparently, in hor
coming, she had drawn water there
hundreds of times before; this would
havo been her answer if she had been
nsked prior to her going to the well,
why sho wont there; but when she
left it, her answor would have been
different, for results infinite and eternal depended on hor coming to the well
tlmt day; thero was nu interruption in
tho divine teaching. As alio approached, she perceived that 116 was a
Jow, and perfectly ignored Him, and
as the rule with the Samaritans, sho
would givo contempt tbl! contempt,
scorn fur scorn, nnd would hnve ro-
turned without hearing a word had
not Josus insisted in talking  to  her.
ignoring the Samaritan prejudices; "I
havo walked far and inn wearied with
the heat, give Mo to drink." He took
the initiative and upuned up the conversation; that eventually proved salvation to her; she is surprised, and
returns, "How is it tliat Thou being a
Jew, askest drink of me, which am a
womun of Samaria?" Tho thought of
how the Jews had hindered tho erection of their building would naturally
raise hostility iu her mind, aa woll ns
tho feeling of religious hostility. The
animosity was great, yet her curiosity
wus uroused and compelled her to
question Him; Ho nnswered in the
words of the text; not only was He
willing to speak, but to givo
something higher, nobler, tho living
wnter, the infinite gift of eternal life,
if she would only ask. "Sir, thou
hast nothing to draw with, from
whence then hast tliou tliis living
water'!" Then Jesus preached the
moat subline sermon ever uttered, and
to this lono woman, "Gud is a spirit,
anil they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth," This
is the Saviour's way, talking to tho
leper, tlio beggar, the publicans, fishermen, the women and children. Jesus
was tho greatest democrat tlie world
has ever known. Altar commenting
upon the fact lhat all guod gifts come
frum Ond, the speaker assured his
hearers that there was ono good thing
that, they could nut earn ur merit, but
must accept as nn absolute gift, and
concluded by warning them of the returning' thirst after drinking from
fountains created by themselves, and
giving the invitations; "If any man
thirst, let him cumo unto Me and
drink." The Spirit and tlio Bride sny
como, nud let liim that heareth say
come, and let him that cometh drink
of tlie water of life freely.
An Eutfi'i'stiiig Interview Willi Mr. .Inliii
,11c\iilit VorlEiei-n Fishery Ciiiiirillnii.
I-nrllcnlnrs nlumt Flsb, Timber
null lairgo finnie.
Mr. John McNnb, guardian of the
north coast fisheries arrived home from
from the ninth laat Saturday. A representative of The Columiiian called on
Mr. McNab at his residence on Agnes
streot, nnd was cheerfully given every
information about matters in the
north. Tlio trouble with the Indians
about taking out licenses has been
amicably settled. The Indians became possessed of the idea that if thoy
paid the fishing license tiiey would
bavo to pay ulso all the taxes white
men have tu pay. By dint of patient
explanation nnd assurances that they
were mistaken, tlie wary Siwashes
wero at length induend to comply with
the law, and the ring being now broken no further trouble on this head
need be feared. Thero uro three canneries in full blast on the Skeena and
Naas rivers, the; nre equipped with
all the latest additions to the soienee
of canning, but unfortunately the run
was not heavy this season and owing
to the great scarcity of box lumber,
the shipments were seriously delayed.
Two saw mills on iho coast, one at
Port Simpson and tho other near the
mouth of the Skeena, cannot supply
the demand for timber and have to
work night and day to fill theii orders.
Deep sea fishing is attracting great
attention at the present time and is
likely to develop into an industry of
much importance.
Mr. McNnb has a photograph of
the Naas cannery taken this summer.
The picture shows an establishment
not inferior in size to any of the Fruser institutions, and situated in a location very favorablo for such work.
The mountains behind are capped with
snow, although the photograph was
taken in mid-summer, and along the
valley at the base of the hills there is a
forest of big timber.
Communication with the north is of
weekly occurrence now, as the Alaska
steamers call in regularly on their way
north and returning. The British naval squadron called at Port Simpson
on its way lo Behring Sea, much to
the delight of the inhabitants of that
quiet town.
At Port Essington, on the Skecuu,
about a dozen white families live all
the year round, but the men employed in the canneries take their departure on the approach of the cold
weather and return in the ipring.
Whito men are gradually taking the
place of Indian labor in the fishing and
cannery work, Mr. McNab related
somo interesting incidents illustrative
of the Indian character. As is known,
the government is very desirous of
abolishing the Indian "potlatch" fur
reasons that aro evident to every ono
who hns ever seen this Indian Mardi
Gras. But the natives do not relish
the idea of this ancient, if not honorable, oustom being swept away, and
one of thom, an elderly man of intelligent appearance, gave Mr. McNab a
"piece of his mind" on the subject, he
said, "The whito man is not just, if
you go to Europe, Russia, France, Germany, you find that there are rich men
aud poor mou, the pour iiiou want to
get some of the rich men's money and
so they do bad things often; this has
troubled the white man long, how to
make equal the money. Now, the Indians Bolved that ages ago. When
the Indian gets rioh he invites hiB nation to a grand feast and spends all
hia money liko a good man." It would
have been cruel to point out to this
Siwnsh philosopher the flaws in his
theory; but the above remarks may
perhaps servo to show that the Northern Indian is a vastly different being
to his supposed brother of the plains
and the east. Another Siwash gavo a
surprising exhibition of keen nud out-
ting sarcasm onn day. Mr. McNab
had ordered this man's bout nnd not
confiscated in default of payment of
liconBO, nud was in tho store when tho
Indian came in; jerking his thumb ovor
his shoulder in tlie direction of Mr.
McNab, the man remarked to tho
storo keeper, "lie make government
vory rich, ho grent man, vory clover."
What do you mean, who is it?"
"Hiin," said the Siwash, "ho tike my
boat and net, oh, hn smart, he make
government; vory rich if ho ltoep on,
but they were no good anyway, the
boat Mas rotten and so was tho net."
Ho eventually   teok out a license.
The limber in the region uf the Naas
and Skeena is mainly spruce, and although some of it is in line sticks, it
would hardly pay to establish mills so
far nortii.
Big game fs abundant and cinnamon
and black bear, gray timber wolves,
caribou and elk are plentiful. Mr.
McNab thinks AlaBka will never
amount to much; it is very greatly
over-rated—far beyond what it is
worth; there is nu timber uf any account, and only ono guod guld mine,
tliat un Douglas Inland. Four hundred men who ivent to mine gold on
the Yukon, are, at the present time,
in a very awkward position, and if not
soon rescued or heard from will perish
miserably from starvation und the
rigors uf the Altnkau winter,
The Indians uf the coast nil profess
Christianity, and although buhl, even
haughty, and independent, are quiet,
orderly people, witli an admirable trait
for minding tlieir uwn business. Thero
aro twu Episoopalian teachers un the
coast, but, strange to sny, no representative if ','ie Cntholic Ohuroh. The
Indians i f the ju'teriur are still wtldaud
untamable pagans, clinging lu the ancestral fetiches "ith true savage ardor.
Selfishness is the principal trait uf
the Siwash character, They are intensely seltish and have no consideration fur anybody but themselves.
Another photograph showing two
fine Btieciuiens nf Indian manhood,
was shnwii by Mr. McNab. One of
the moo, a Hydah, is a splendid man,
muscular and strong, and with a remarkably intelligent faco. This is tho
genoral style of iho north coast Indians; .they are hardy, strong and
fearless, and only tu lie subjugated by
the bated gunboat. Every Indian ou
tlio coast has a rille, generally a 10-
shot Winchester ur other improved
pattorn, besides otlier arms, and they
nre a olass uf people best left alnne.
In speaking uf the ruggodness of the
Skeena, Mr. McNab remarked that a
hundred well armed men could defy
an army in such a place.
Sutue uf tho Indians cleared over a
thousand dollars each by this year's
fishing, and one of them whu hud been
furnished with n seine und paid so
much per fish by one uf the canners,
sent to Viotoria and ordered a white
marble monument for himself out nf
his savings. This monument cost
about 8S00 and will be placed nt tho
head of the owner, when ho is dead
and buried. On the whole, the fishing
outlook on the uorth coast is satisfactory and more white people are going
north each succeeding yoar.
in all colors; Liquid Paints In all shades; Floor Paints " a■'.'■ touBe; Grind
.Stones; Wall Paper in all designs; Brooms & Brushes lor all purposm;
Lubricating Oils: Traps of all descriptions, and a genernl assortment, ol
Agricultural Implements,
Is?? Special attention given to orders by mail.
T. J. TTZj&.T>£? SC CO.,
dwjly3to 'Colcmhia Street, New Whstminsteh.
?    *   PI
Financial and Insurance Irak
Property for Snle in nil parts of the City ami Suburbs. We also liavo listedso
of the finest pinning Inr,.! in the Province. MONEY VO LQA
RENT, ri gouts fm- tin- Confederation Life Association oi Y
Guarantee and Accident Co., Limited. General Agenta for !i
the American Steam Boiler Insurance Co. of New Yuri:, th'- R
Assurance Companies of England,  Union  Kii-e and Marine
nio, the London
-.li Columbia for
' in 1 Atlas Fire
Francisco, South British Fire and Marino insurance Co. of New Zealand.
NEW WESTMINSTER—Columbia Street, Bunk of B. C. Ul >••!-.
VANCOUVER-ilastitms Street, opposito the I'obt Oihco.
■aLWmmsKM.wrivx.-ti-t:. .* itrsj .y, ■ •,. r- .-xxrw mm>2anss&jJb
If you wish your sight carefully and
correctly fitted with the best spectacles
in the world, call at D. S. Curtis & Co.'s
Drug Store on October 2, \\ and 4, when
Mr. Laurance, the celebrated Oculist*
Optician, will bo there, and after an examination of tho eyes fit you on scientific
principles with the B. Laurance Axis Cut
Pebble nnd other spectacles. Ensuring
to you the ability to use your eyes for
the most minute employment with grent
ease and comfort and the cortain preservation of your sight.
Job printing of all kindB neatly dont
at the Columbian office. Prices will be
fou:id as low as at any other otKoe in
the province —Ado,
I have been instructed to sell by public
auction on
Wednesday Evn'g, Oct, 2nd,
The following undermentioned property:
The whole of that valuable property at
ElKln known an the McDougall Farm, together with aU the farm implements,
crops and Live Stock. The farm lands
consist of 437 acres, and are described on
the map of NewWestminster District os
Lot 165, the NE quarter of Section 27, and
Lot 244, all In Group 2. There nre about
220 acres of Prairie Land, out of which
somo 120 have been ploughed and cultivated. The whole or tho prairie land ls
fenced, subdivided and dyked, and Jilted
wltli ail ncccHsary Ude sluices. Tlie balance of the land fs well timbered. There
l.i ii good 2-story House with Nix mums
furnished, and insured fnr $1,000, a good
Ham with a capacity of fifty tons of Hay;
Stabling for Beven Horses; Cow Stable,
100x30 feet: Granary, Wasnn shed, and
othor buildings usually found on a good
farm. Therein also a Harden of 2neron,
well cultivated and stocked with Fruit
Trees. The Crop consists of about 35 tons
of Hay, 6 Ions of Barley, 25 tons of Oats,
and 2 acres of Mangolds still luthe Held.
Consist* cf is veil l-rr-ii Dairy Cows, nil <*>'
which are bcUevcti to bo lu call; 1 Pedigreed Bnll, 12-yc<ir-n'd Heifer, 0 Yearlings,
13 Calven, 8 Heavy Draft Horses, 1 Bmrgy
Horse, 5 Sows with young nigs, 3 Hons, I
Boar, a large number or chickens, Ducks
and Turkeys.
Fauming Implements.--I Chntham
Waggou, 2 Dump Carts, 1 Seeder, 1 Disc
Harrow, 2 Sots Tooth Harrows, lCultlva-
tor.lRollor.lChatl" Cutler, 1 KootSllcer,
1 Planet Jr. Drill, 3 complete nets Double
Waggon Harness, 1 set Doublo Buggy
Harness, 2 sots Dump Cart Hat ness, 1 two-
Horse Buggy and a full lino of Far
donandCarpenter's Tools.   Also
line of Household Furniture.
This valuable farm will be offered as a
whole, with the stock, implements and
crops, for a lump sum. If moro acceptable
to purchasers, (ho farm will bc sold separately, and tho stook and Implements will
bo sold on tlio premises later on.       ,
This ls an excellent chanco for anyono
wishing to secure a woll-stoekod Hunch.
Tho property Is woll situated on tho Nioo-
inokl Rivor a short distance from Mud
Hay, ami when tho present dyking
soheme, whleh ts now under contract(is
carried out, the hind will lie very valuable. Tho soli Is mism-passed in fertility
ami second to none in B.O.
Tho terms, whioh are easy, will lie made
known atthe sale.
T, .1. TRAIT,
wselStd Auctioneer.
The Annum show wilt be held at
Ladner's : Landing,
Prae List of $1,000, sa^P*S3&.
Steamer Adelaide will lenve New Westminster on the day of the showat7a.m.
for Liulner's Lamling.relurning at 8p.m.,
carrying exhibits free, and passengers ut
50 cts each for round trip. Excursion
rates on C.P.N.Co's steamers and steamer
Dunsmuir. For full prize list apply at
the Cor,UMiiiAN oflice, New Westminster,
or to the Seoretary of the Socioty at Lad
ner»s Landing. Tuos. McNeely,    -
A. Gilchrist, President. '
Secretary. wsoIStd
Must make it known to lhe Secretary
At an Early Date.
ilwiiuaimi 6BOBBT.6.BT.
TOYS, Etc., Etc.
N. B.—Dolierty Organs sold at
60 per cent, off list prices, for cash,
Columbia St, New Westminster.
Auction Sale!
I will sell by public auction, on the
Some Thoroughbred Holsteins, Cows on J
Calves,New Milch Cows, Work Oxen,
Bee( Oattle, two-year-old Dairy Heifers,
One pair of Blackhawk four-year-old
Colts (buggy team), besides other horses
(broken) and colts (unbroken).
— JkTmBO —
Two-Wlicoled Curl (new), Second-hand
Huggy, Five llucltboards, Pour llnin
Wngons, unit lots of othor artioles, too
numerous to mention,
dwselotd Auctioneer.
Chopped Feed For Salo.
X   my stock I will sell feedof nil kinds
.it the following low prices:
Mixed Oats anil  B'cn-..'.'5 pn- eent. Pens-.
.S'Ji'.uo per ton.
I>». f>0 per cent Pens, .■j'3'-;.00 per ton.
tliopped Barley Feed, $23.00 per (on.
Pen Feed, SS'i.W) per ton,
The nbove feed Is w-nranted to be first--
class, and for dairymen aitU stock rul.-; ere
no bettor cnu be found in the market.
Terms, cauli on delivery.
Wjly2im2 Lnngley Mills,,
New Westminster, B. C.
Iluring Provincial .\;'ri<nlliiral Exhibition,
and FRIMY,
OCT, 2nd, art and 4ft, M
Horse Racing, Ynolit Racing^
Boat mul Cauoe Racing,
Athletic Sports,
Lacrosse, Base-ball, Foot-ball,
IIosc Reel Contest, and
Rifle Matches.
iu and 51, Andrew's W?.
Thursday Morning. Oct. 3rd.
Hepreseiitlii1" lln-1 (-iienf Industries
of our country.
Grand Ball
Wednesday Evening, Oot. 2nd.
Torchlight Procession!
on rriiin.1 Evening, oel. wii
Kxeursion Rates from all puints.
Ma-Kin'till liiforniAllon untl PnZH Lists
ite small Mils.
I. s. C. FRASER, Treasurer.
0U22UI Secretary. VOLUME 34.
NO. 38.
WeeKuv Ekitish Columbian
Wednesday Morning, Sept. 18, 18*9.
(From Daily Columbian, Sept. 11.)
Tho str. Irving arrived down from
Chilliwhack this afternoon with 35
passengers and n fall load of farui
The base ball matoh to-day, Kamloops ra. Amines, resulted ill a victory
for tho Inland team by n score of 5 to
4.   Ten innings wore played.
It is quito possiblo that the greater
number of tho cannerymen will not
pack the colioo run, it being feared
that the market will bo overstocked,
with the eii'ect of depreciating values.
The contractors for tho North Arm
bridges have Iinislied the small bridge
between Lulu and Duck Islands. One
■pan of tlio bridgo between Lulu and
Sea Islands is finished, and construction
generally i3 being pushed with tho utmost despatch.
The board of works met this morning and inspected the Agues street
improvements, opposito Mr. James
Cunningham's house. It was finally
decided to alter the intended grade,
making the cut a littlo further east. It
is thought this will be satisfactory to
all parties.
The city council last night voted
9100 to assist in defraying the expenses
of the Hyack racers to Tacoma, whore
they will tako part iu the fireman's
tournament. The city counoil appreciates the services of the Hyacks, and
is not backward in giving them ovory
Mr. A. M. Herring is at present
busy negotiating with several theatrical comoanies about coming hero during exhibition week. Ouo of the parties is Mis. Scott Siddona the famous
actress, reader and reciter. Mr. Herring thinks he would better hit the
popular taste of New Westminster by
bringing a good operatic or comedy
The Y. M. C. A. horo will send a
representative to tho conference which
takes place at Vancouver, from the
19th to i he 22nd inst. Tho Association of Westminster strongly desiro that
their wants should be urgently presented to the general meeting. Tho plans
for the new building are being prepared for exhibition by Mr. Clow, architect, and will be ready in a few days.
Conundrums—(1) If a sheet that flits
from Donald to Westminster, and appears iu the royal city without having
even shed its soiled mining-camp
feathers, is not a "bird of passage,"
what is it i (2) If the same sheet
didn't fairly bristle with "rant,"—and
something worse—in its first issue especially, what sort of stuff was it i
(3) If the sheet in question couldn't
gets "square meal" on tho mountain
peaks, why did it flit to the valleys, to
perish in a "narrow-minded community ?"     	
Another Appeal.
At the polico court this morning
the cases of George Raymond, Jas.
Cash and J. R. Brennan, charged with
violation of the liquor license by law,
in keeping open their bar-rooms after
midnight, wero up for a hearing. Mr.
McColi, for defendants, argued that no
offense appeared in the information,
and therefore he would refuse to plead.
The polico magistrate then entered a
plea of not guilty, uud, after hearing
tho evidence of chief Pearce, fined the
defendant** So and costs. Mr. McColl furnished security for costs and
gave notico of appeal to the supremo
Serious Accident.
At, the Royal City Planing Mills,
yesterday morning, a man named John
McMartin was severely injured on tho
head, bohind the right ear, by coming
into contact with suine of the running
machinery. Just how tho accident
happened cannot be learned as no one
saw it occur, but it is supposed McMartin took un epileptic fit and fell,
striking his head ugainst the machinery.
The injured man was removed to St.
Mary's hospital, whero ho lay ill an
uncoiisciuus state for many hours.
His case ia very serious, but Dr. Fagan entertains strong hopes for his recovery, and thinks lie will soon be out
of danger.
siuiidi wllli straw.
Tho supposed case of suicide, reported in these columns in Monday's
isBtie, was investigated by Capt. Odin,
of the str. Irving, on the np trip yesterday. As all tho crew wero satisfied that some one had ended his life
by hanging, dipt. Odin ran out of his
course a distanco of three miles to
investigate the circumstances and
report decisively to the authorities if
necessary. Tlio steamer was run close
to the bank, a short distance from the
tree where tlio supposed suicide was
hanging. An inspection of the swaying body revealed the fact that it was
only a cleverly constructed dummy,
stuffed ■ ! i straw, but sufficiently
lifelike I-, .--.-ivpanyone ti"t a connoisseur mi efiigies. The cabin was
vacant, aun it is supposed tho dummy
was a ghastly joke played by its former
occupant on his neighbors.
The liiimlooiH .llnlcll.
From Mr, E. H. Port, who was present at the great lacrosso match, Vancouver vs, Westminstor, at, Kamloops.
yesterday, it is learned that tho results
although unfavorable to tho Roynl
Oity toam, wore far from discreditable.
Tho lirst gamo lasted one hour and 20
minutes, and was very koonly contested, The defence on both sides was
kept busy from lirst to last, the play
centering around the goals, and field
play being the exception rather
than the rule. Tho teams wore en
evenly matched nml tho general ploy
ao go ,d tint   tm  advantage  on   bo
claimed by either side. Tho second
gamo only lasted 45 seconds. The
best of good nature prevailed throughout tho match, rough play, squabbles
and hard checking boing conspicuous
by their absence, and both teams
quitted the field with an excellent
opinion of each other.
 . . .	
llrlllsh Columliln Kaolins Slate.
An important discovery of roofing
slate has been made on Howe Sound
by Mr. W. H. Rowling, of the North
Ann. Although the quarry has not
been developed to any extent yet, tha
indications are that the supply of slate
will bo inexhaustable. Mr. Rowling
brought to Tub Columbian oilice, today, two pieces of slate, just as it was
as it was taken from tho quarry. It
is of good color and grain, one eighth
of an inch in thickness and surprisingly strong. A number of persons
who are acquainted with the qualities
that should be contained good workable state, pronounce these samples
first class. Mr. Rowling thinks the
whole mountain in which his quarry
is located, will prove, on development, a solid bed of slate. The neighborhood ia being thoroughly prospected for now finds. Mr. Rowling has
not decided yet whether ho will work
the quarry or dispose of it to capitalists, At present the market for
slate is vory limited iu this province,
but if it could be laid down at a reasonable prico the demand would soon
be large. The discovery is most important and is sure to prove  vnluablo
to the owner.
Tbe Choir Concert.
The Holy Trinity choir concert last
night was one of unusual merit,
wonderfully freo from weak points,
and on the whole a credit to the choir
and each individual member of it.
Tlio hall was not so well filled its it
might have been, probably from the
fact that the price of tickets was fixed
at a higher figure than is usual for
such entertainments in this city; still,
tho audience was sufficiently large to
encourage the performers, and, on the
whole, the proceeds of the evening
aro considered satisfactory. Bishop
Sillitoe conducted the singing, the
part songs, especially, giving true
ovidence of his careful tutoring. The
programme wos as follows : Part. 1.—
Part tong, "Autumn Song," The
choir; song, "He will forgive," Mr.
Hamber ; Bong, "Two Wings," Mrs.
Moresby; duet, "II Pescatore," Mrs.
Sillitoe and Miss McBride ; song,
"The Scout," Mr. Dockerill; song,
"White Wings," Miss McBride; song,
'•The Ferryman," Mr. Rickman ; trio,
"Memory," Mrs. Moresby, Mrs.
Sillitoe ond Mrs. Wolfenden. Part
2.—Song, "The River of Years," Mrs.
Sillitoe ; part song, "On the Water,"
The choir ; song, "When the heart is
young," Miss McBride ; song, "Will
o' the Wisp," Mr. Dockerill; trio,
"Perfida Ohlori," Mrs. Sillitoe, Mrs.
Moresby and Miss McBride ; song,
"In old Madrid," Mr. Hamber ; song,
"Marguerite," Mrs. Moresby ; part
song, "Old Daddy Long Legs," The
choir; "God save the Queen." The
part songs wero all admirably rendered,
the laat, "Old Daddy Long Legs," being
the success of the evening. Miss McBride was in excellent voico, and was
never heard to better advantage. Mrs
Sdlitoo and Mrs. MoroBby, as usual,
sang delightfully. Mr. Dockerill'a
rendition was effective and spirited,
and Mr. Hamber's songs weru thoroughly appreciated. Mr. Rickman, always
a favorite, sustained his good reputation and proved himself as popular
as over. Tho trio "Memory," by Mrs.
Sillitoe, Mrs. Moresby and Mrs.
Wolfenden. was au excellent performance.
Summary of the I'rocceiUngB ot Hie two
liny Sessions ii-iil or lln- l-ulilie Conference last Xlgiil.—Nes.1 -Heeling at UainlooiiH.
At the Presbyterian conference yes-
tereay aftornoon the time was mainly
taken up by the discussions on the
circulars issued for financial schemos
connected with tho church, and appointing standing committees, tho two
principal of which are tho financial
committee, composed of Rev. John
Chisholm, J. K. Wright and 11. Jauiie-
son: mid tho temperance committee',
Revs. T. Scouler, D. Fraser, J. K.
Wright, D. 0. MoMorris and Huu.
John Robson.
Pursuant to announcement, nn open
conference of the Prcsbytory wus held
last night in St. Andrew's church, bu
ginning at 8 o'clock. All the ministers
and elders attending tho Presbytery
session wore present and a considerable number of the public, mostly
members of the congregation, besides.
Tho meeting wos opened by singing,
followed by prayer by Rev. Mr. Tait,
of Langley, who was also tho chairman
of the evening and introduced 'tho
vatious ministers who were to speak
upon t!.'.' different subject! to como be
fore the conference. The chairman
stated that it was the desire of the
Presbytery to awaken a general internal in tho work of the ohurch, home
and foroign, und it waBwith this object
the subjects which would bo discussed
were brought before the conference.
Rev. Mr. Frasor, of Victoria, was
then introducod und spoKe briefly, but
interestingly on home missions. It
waB inoro than a quarter of a century
Bince he hud lirst bocoino connected
with hums mission work in Ontario,
and it had beon his lot to labor among
mission presbyteries all his life, ln all
his experience he did not know that ho
had ever been ungagetf in work moro
truly interesting than the work in this
province. Tho Presbyterian church in
Canada was engaged in a great work
amongst new and diverse elements.
When the success that, wan attending
the aol'k   wns   considered,   ihere was
every reason to thank God for His
blessing upon it. The speaker continued, when ho cast hia eye baok over
the last quarter of a century, the development had been simply marvellous, especially sinco tho union of
1875. Underlying the work of the
Presbyterian church, and especially
the home mission work, there were two
great principles, The first was embodied in the words of Christ Himself;
"Compel them to come, ill that My
house may be filled." The otlier principle might be embodied in, these
words: "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ."
The first principle has reference to
those that are outside, the second is
addressed to God's children. Coming
to the church in this province, the
Presbytery of Columbia was organized
threo years ago, in August, 188B.
Thore were then six ministers of the
Canadian church in tho province and
threo belonging to tho church of Scotland. To-day there uro sixteen laborers in connection with the church of
Canada and throe connocted with tho
Scuttish branch. Throughout the
Northwest thu development had beon
marvellous during the last quartorof
a century.
Rev. Mr. McLaren, of Vancouver,
was next callod ou, and gn"e a graphic
sketch of the foreign mission field. He
hud listened wilh the greatest interest
to the striking account they had just
heard of tho development of the homo
mission work. Two congregations 18
years ago, between Lako Ontario snd
the Rocky Mountains, as against 400
now, was certainly "" inspiring record.
There was no injustice in saying that
20 years ago tho Canadian Presbyterian
ohuroh knew comparatively little of
foreign mission work, but the speaker
showed that nil was different now and
tliat the ohurch was doing a great, work
in all lauds.
Rev. Mr. Ross, of Chilliwack, was
tho next speaker and he dwelt upon
the questiou of Sabbath observance,
mentioning tho different forms of Sabbath desecration. As a remedy he
thought that Sabbath observance
should be more impressed upon congregations and taught in tho Sabbath
schools, and by parents to their children, aud that Sabbath breakers should
be spoken to about tho sin and Iobs to
themselves in desecrating the Sabbath.
Rev. Mr. Jaffray, of the Nortii Arm,
also spoke briefly on this subject. He
had noticed that many young men,
otherwise apparently moral and of good
lives, seemed to think it no harm to go
on hunting, fishing, or pleasure excursions on tho Lord's day. The speaker
drew au illustration from the dyked
lands of the North Arm, and compared
this sort of Sabbath breaking to that of
the passers-by kicking holes in a dyke
and eventually letting in tho groat sea
of worldliness uud sin. Before wo
could-expect good Sabbath observance
laws and their enforcement, the church
and Christians generally and individually must cultivate and manifest a
great reverence and regard for the day.
Rev. Mr. Wright, of Spallumcheen,
who had very recently come to lhe
province and was engaged in mission
work in tho interior, thia boing hia lirst
meeting with the Presbytery of Columbia, was called on to speak on the subject of systematic beneficence, but,
owing to the lateness of the hour, lie
said he could not begin to do tho subject justice, nud ho was sure the audience would gladly excuse liim.
The meeting closed with the Dox-
ology ami benediction.
Wednesday's session.
To-day's session of tho Presbytery
opened this morning at. 9 o'clock,
tho moderator, Rov. Mr. Tait, of
Langley, iu tlie chair. Preaent, Revs.
T. Scolder, R. Jamieson, city; D. Fraser, P. McF. McLeod, Victoria; A.
Dunn, Whantiock; G. 1). McLaren,
Vancouvor; John J. Jaffray, North
Arm; J. K. Wright, Spallumcheen;
J. Chisholm, Kamloops; W. R. Ross,
Chilliwhack;  J.  Miller, Nanaimo.
Rev. Mr. Chisholm gave a very interesting ucoount of n visit of exploration through tho Okanagon and Kettle
River districts. A lengthy discussion
occurred as to the appointing of the
Reverend Dr. Warron, Into of tho
Cumberland Presbyterian church, us a
member of tho Presbytery. Dr. Warren had presented his credentials, bllt
explained that Iub diplomas of college
training and education had ali been,
unfortunately, consumed at the burning of his houso. He had, however,
mado efforts to obtain copies of nil
those documents, all hough the search
was attended wiih great difficulty. Dr.
Warron was naked tn supply the Dultn
and accepted thu nomination.
The Kev. Mr. Frusor was appointed
to visit the mission Holds of the province, and Rev. Mr. McLeod lo dispense
thu communion al Alberni next Sunday.
Each minister present was fully instructed with regard tn getting the petitions for Sabbath observance signed
by their congregations. Tlio Rov. Mr.
McLeod'nlude a.Btroiig appeal for tho
energetic handling of theso petitions,
ami said thoy must be all in beforo tbo
loth of December next. Ho also reflected heavily on the present composition of the provincial government.
All tho t'overoud gentlemen present
took away copies uf the petition, wiih
full instructions
Tins being all tho business for transaction by the conference, the moderator announced thnt the next meeting
of tlio Presbytery would take placo at
Kamloops, December Ilth, 1889, and
after pronouncing tho benediction the
conference came to an ond.
Most of tho members partook of tho
hospitality of the Rov. Mr. and Mrs.
Tho nows received from Selkirk,
Mondny, regarding tho drowning of
some mill hands and tho Rev. Mr.
McIIiifi'ui in Lake Winnipeg, would
indicate tlie story to bo a canard. Ono
of the bouts reached Selkirk Monday
aftornoon, bringing information that
tlm other boats had been loft at Drunken Point on Thursday.
Children Cryfor
(From  Daily Columbian, Sept. 12.)
The str. Irving left fur Chilliwack
with 20 passengers and 35 tons of goneral merchandise.
A perfect army of Siwashes are em-
ployed on tho park, chiefly clearing
the race track and grounds around the
The settlors of the North Arm
school uro applying to the post office
department for a post oflico to be
called Truro.
Tho str. Rithet loft for Viotoria this
afternoon with 30 passengers, 250
head of shoep, 100 head of cattle, and
75 tons farm produce.
The city editor of The Coiumbian
ia indebted to the president and secretary of the Delta agricultural society
for a membership ticket for 1889.
An exhibition of the Inland Agricultural Association is announced for
October 10th and Ilth. The exhibition will be held at Ashcroft and is
likely to prove a great success.
Spring salmon averagod 40 to the
boat last night, 25 per cent, of which
wore red fish. Reports from the
North Arm say tho water was fairly
alive last night with the festive humpbacks.
A boom of logs, containing 1,000,-
000 foet broko loose at Tiffins mill
Port Moody, on Tuesday. The logs
nre now scattered over the inlet and
English Bay. Steamers have been
employed to collect them.
Tho oxterior of the public library
has been whitewashed a beautiful shade
of white, nud uow looks fresh and
inviting. Some changes aro hintod at
in the inside management; and it is
possible that the institution may be in
full operation boforo long, and under
the management of a lady.
Residents on Sea Island, Lulu Island and Nortii Arm complain of the
misleading names given to tho post
oflicea in that section. For inatanco,
Sea Island post oilice is located on tho
west end of Lulu Island, and Lulu Island post oflico is ot the extreme
south western end of Lulu Bland, at
English's. These matters should be
straightened out in. some wny for the
convenience of the settlers.
The str. Maude arrived in the river
yestorday and collected 2115 cases of
Balmon from Drysdale's cannery, 1000
cases from Beaver cannery and (150
cases from B. Young's packing establishment, all for shipment east over
the Canadian Pacific Railway. The
principal consignments are billed to
Toronto, Montreal, Quobec, Hamilton
and Berlin, Ont. More shipments in
the samo direction will follow in a few
Grouse ure as plentiful as evor this
yoar and everyone who has been out
has met with good success. As soon
as the ducks and geese begin to By
south, the real enjoyable sport will
commence. A man may walk along a
beautiful wildwood trail all day long
and return home with a full bag, and
still dissatisfied; but let him wade
through mud and water up to his waist
for half a day and ho has enjoyed tho
acme of pleasure.
At the regular monthly moeting of
the Y. M. 0. A. luBt night the dole-
gates to nttoud the convention at Vancouver this month, were chosen, and
are; Mr. C. E. Davie, gon. boc. ; Mr.
D. S. Curtis, pros.; A. E. Rand, A. C.
Brydone-Jack, M. A., and Dr. A. J.
Holmes. Tho plans fnr the new building were produced and examined by
those present, all of whom expressed
their satisfaction with the drawings.
Tho Y. M. C. A. supper nnd entertainment takos place at Horring's
Opera House, on tho evening of tho
Tile Tennis Tournament.
The tennis tournament is nearing an
end, two of the last threo matches
having been played yesterday. The
first mutch was botwoon Dr. Fagan and
Mr. Coulthard, lho doctor handling
his bat with so much effect as to dispose of his opponent in two games, 0-1
(1-1. The next match was between
Dr. Fagan and Kir. Clute, the doctor
again winning by 6-2, C-l. The final
match of the tournament, betweon Mr.
E. M. N. Woods and Dr. Fagan, will
bo played at the oarlicst opportunity.
The Oflleers' Resiliences.
The new house tor Mr. .McBride,
waiden of the penitentiary, ia assuming a finished appearance, and whon
completed will look very handsome
ainuiig its surrounding trees and shrubbery. The view from tho front windows will bo vory lino. Mr. Kenry's
house, a little further west, in the ra,
vine, is nearly Iinislied, and tho insido
is receiving tlm attentions of tho work
mon. Liko its more pretentious neighbor on lho rising ground, this rcnid
once is notable for handsomeness of
appearance and comfort.
Successful Organ Itccllul.
This morning Miss Peters brought
over an imposing array of musical
talent to the city from Vancouver, thu
organist mid representatives of tlio
different Vancouver churcheB. At tbe
Methodist church, the powers of the
new vocalion lately placed tlioro wero
tested to their fulleat capacity. Miss
Peters played a number of Batiste's
beautiful ond intricate voluntaries.
The party then sung in chorus accompanied on the vocalion by one of their
number. Then tho instrument's finer
qualities wero tested in nocompnnying
nolo singing; thon marches, preludes,
postludes, introductions, tarantellas,
nocturnes, fugues, sonatas, nnd everything known in organ musio was tried
successfully on the vocalion. It is
gratifying to record thnt ovoryono prosent wits delighted with the powors and
quality of the instrument, and it may
safely bo relegated to the proud position of "tho best in tho cily."
Pitcher's Castoria.
fil?n-i or S'roltperlly.
The Canadian Pacitic Navigation
Co's immense sheds hove not been so
packed with freight for many a long
month as at present. So great is
the movement of freight that the
regular trimmers nre unable to handle
it, and the C. P. N. Co., have been
obliged to sond extra vessels to carry
it away. Tho str. Maude, this afternoon, loaded a full cargo for Victoria,
the Btr. Rithet was filled from stem to
stern on her down trip this -morning.
All this is faithful evidence of the
general prosperity of the province.
The Flue Wharf.
The contract for building McBsrs.
Mather Ss Milligan's new wharf was
yesterduy awarded to Messrs. G. W.
Gilley & Co., the well knowu wharf
builders. With the push and enterprise that oharuotorizes this firm, work
waB commenced ou the contract this
morning, and will bo actively prosecuted until the undertaking is finished.
When completed the wharf will be 198
feet long, and covered with an immense shed its whole breadth and
length. The terms of contract call
for substantial work throughout.
tiled of Ills Injuries.
The man McMartin injured at the
Royal Oity Planing Mills on Tuesday
niornnig, died at an early hour this
morning at St. Mary's hospital. From
the time the of accident till last evening,
McMartin lay in a stato of coma.
About 5 o'clock last evening he recovered consciousnesss, nud complained
that he felt a maddening pain in his
head, which Dr. Fagan believed to be
caused by hemorrhage on to tho brain.
He continued to grow worse and finally
wont into fits, in the last of which ho
died in great agony. As far as cau be
can be learned the deceased has no
friends in Westminster, and even the
place of his birth is unknown. It has
not beeu decided yot whether or not
an inquest will be considered necessary by the authorities.
The llynclt Racers.
The Hyack racing team left for Tacoma this afternoon, via Vancouver, to
take part in the firemen's tournament
for which they have beon steadily preparing for several weeks. The learn
has been worked down into thu pink of
condition, and in the last test showed
splendid form and speed. The team is
composed of Geo. Scoullar (captain),
Geo. Pittendrigh, Jos. Stirsky, John
Oliver, Guy Hall, Wm. Hill, J. Man-
boii, John Albro, Wm. Anderson, R.
Ross, D. Mitchell, David Gray, and
Win. Murray. Mr. S. Woods accompanies the team as foreman, and his
knowledge of sporting matters is sure
to be of great benefit to the Hyacks,
who place in his hands their entire
management. A large number of admirers of the Hyacks gathered at the
train and gave the men a hearty send
Heavy Blasts.
Every ovening a dozen or more
heavy blasts are set off on Queen's park
and not without considerable danger
to the residents of that locality. Su
heavy oro the explosions that houses
moro than a mile nway are susceptible
to thu shock, while in those near at
hand glassware has to bo kept on a
bread foundation. \ few evenings
ago a largo stump was blown to pieces,
and ono of the fragments, about 4 feet
long by 18 inches thick, shot high up
into tho air and fell 300 yards distant,
on the old rille range, with such forco
as to sink itsolf into tho well-beaten
roadway. It ia needless to nny that
had this missile struck a man or beast
the results would have been fatal.
Moro oare should bo observed iu blasting, and the charges made sufficiently
moderate to preclude the possibility
of accident to persons more than
150 yards distant.
Couldn't Solve the Problem.
Last evening a respected citizen with
tipeaehanttor figures—thatis arithmetic
—picked up the current Columbian
and his eaglo eye at length lighted
upon the "Notes and Oommeuts"
column, in which is that littlo note
about the alphabetical transpositions,
He innocently enough attempted to
speak tho big number thoro printed,
but failed on the first attempt ; with a
smilo he again essayed the bristling
total, but again failed igiiuiniiiiously.
"What!" said he, "cnu't I read figures
anymore ?" Apparently nol, for after
innumerable futile attempts hu Inst his
touiper, dashod tho paper ou ihe floor
and stamped on it, while his eyes glared
with fury. "Oh," ho roared, 'I'd just
like tn seo tho young mnn that wrote
that thing—for about fivo minutes—
out in tho alley—wilh a fence post iu
my hnnd, yum I" Can anybody elso
write the figures out correctly ?
Koulency -nines.
Messrs. i*. Kowitt, superintendent
of thu Oould und Curry und Bost and
Belcher mines, and George R. Wells,
secretary of the Coinstock, Virginia
City, wore in Spokane FallB last weok,
ou their wny from tho Kootenoy country to San Francisco. Thoy had been
inspecting the Hall mine and othors,
with a viow of making investments
for the Mackay combination. They
wero close mouthed poople, and it is
not known what their recommendation will be, but it is known
that tho owners of the Hall are not
particularly anxious to soil, ub it is
understood that thoy have been tempted with offers in thu neighborhood of
half a million, Tho Kootenay prospectors, however, ore vory hopeful, on account of tho probability of enlisting
some of tho Mackny capital in that
country, as it would signify large investments   and  rapid development,
John McDonald, secretary of the Silver King, in Kootenay district, reports
that the last shipment of forty tons
gave them S300 in silver aud thirty
per cent copper, also $4 gold to the
Lynx-eyed Billy.
A rather curious case came before
the polico magistrate this moruing.
Constable Billy, the eaglo-eyed native
policeman of tho Sylvan swamp, the
terror of Siwash evil-doors and the
bane of whiskey peddlers, while making his rounds yesterday under the
Front street roadway, oamo across nn
Indian and a whito man loading a
canoe. The whilo man, whose name
is James Greer, bunded his Si wash
companion a bottle of whiskey, which
the luttor took hold of, but had no
sooner touched than Constable Billy
whipped out his hand-cuffs mid linked
both Greer and the Indian together.
After seizing tho whiskoy ho marched
his prisoners to the police station and
locked them up. They were admitted
tn bail and this morning appeared before the court for a hearing. Grepr
claimed that ho had simply handed the
bottle to Capt. John, to place m tho
canoe, and thnt ho was taking the beverage over to his ranch for personal
use. Capt. John bravely swore to tho
same effect, and, as thero waa no substantial grounds to convict on, both
wero released with a caution. Con-
stablo Billy sddressod the court at
some length and concluded his harangue by pronouncing Capt. John a
"very big liar" for a small man.
The Unite sound sime Quarry.
Mr. W. H. Rowling, of the North
Arm, who discovered the slate quarry
on Howe Sound was in the city to-day
and called at this office. Ho states
that the quarry is situated at the head
of Howe Sound, directly opposito tho
north end of Gambier Island. The
samples mken out for exhibition were
obtained 4 feet from the surface, ond
tho shito is more promising the deepor
the excavation is mad.-. Mr. Rowling
haa decided to oither form a company
or sell an interest in the claim. If he
decides on the latter plan the sale will
be by tender. The quarry is most
advantageously Bituated. The largest
vessel afloat can lie within four yards
of the quarry, nnd all waste can be
dumped into the sound at the mouth
of the claim. This latter is a very
important feature, one of the greatest
itomB in tho production of siato in
Woles being the cost of removing the
refuse from tho quarry. About a mile
back from the quarry is a valuable
water power, whieh can bo used, if
neceeaory, for running the machinery.
Another valuable discovery has been
made on tho same lot, in the shape of
what iB supposed to be a bed of pipe
clay, 6 feet thick. Some of the clay
has been sent to an expert for an
opinion, but all who have Been it
deolare it to be the genuine thing.
Altogether, Mr. Rowling is greatly
dated over his find, which he looks on
as a veritable bonanza.
"Another 1'aiindlnn" Speaks Again.
Editor Columbian.—Having been the
writer of the correspondence signed "Another Canadian," allow mc to say that
the first issue of your Church street co-
temporary, under the new directors, was
an insult to overy loyal British subject.
Very strange that the leading spirit in
that new venture could not lind any
other subject by which io introduce himself to the public but a prediction of the
near dissolution of the British Rtnpire,
the humiliation o: the present roynl lam-
ily, nnd a vindication of Uucle Sam's
piratical conduct in Behring Sen. lliviuo
Truth says that'Hint of the abundance
of t.he heart the mouth speakcth.'' Tho
only way to stop treason is to snub it at
once. Another Canadian.
Truth Conlraillclcd.
Editor Columbian.—Sik i May I bo
permitted to correct au editorial in this
morning's Truth wherein the writer goes
out of his wny to enst aspersions upon
John Burns, the London Socialist leader
of the strikers. 1 worked side liy sido
with Burns iu 1885, nt the general election, when Mr, J. O'Connor Power contested Kensington ; and recently, Mark
Boaufoy, who was returned to take his
scat in the houso of commons as Liberal
mombor for tlie same constituency, openly stated tlmt, his best worker wnB Burns,
and that to hiin ho owed his success.
Mr. Beaufoy is u manufacturer, employs
noarly1,000 workmon and comes'of a
good stoek. Such a map surely is hardly
likely to bo friendly to an "uncompromising revolutionist" who would, if ho
could, destroy, Loudon ill 24 hours. The
Bishop of London and Cardinal Manning
are no revolutionists, but they recognize
that Bums is thufepokesman of n griov-
ancu aad no ''firebrand." Burns nevor
told "tramps to loot shops," uud the
Trafalgar Square riots would have been
more serious but for his inllnencc. Burns
ia undoubtedly a Socialist, but so are
William Moi'ris,'tbe poet, ami Walter
Crane, tin- artist; aud irei-doiii ol opinion
certainly should lie uo uiiiue in tiiuu'oS
of il man who edits "Truth: 1 know
Burns, nml although 1 oanuot agree, with
his wholo political creed, 1 believe him
to be a man of honor and integrity.
Enulisii Liberal,
Special to The GolumiiiakT
Clinton, B. C, Sopt. 12.-A. W.
Smith and John Suul were nominated
horo yesterday ns candidates for the
local legislature. .
Fourteen Chinamen huve been bonded by the customs ofiiccrs at Toronto.
They arrived in port Monday on tho
Melbourne stoamor, Haverton, wliore
they were omployod as firemen, having been shipped on the voyage from
Melbourne, Australia, to London, VOLUME 34.
i Weekly British Colup/ibia
NO. 38.
Wednesday Horning, Sepi. 18, imm.
(From Daily Columbian, Sept, IS.)
The salmon catch  last  night  was
Tho Fortesquo street improvements
are well advanced.
The str. Glndys left for Chilliwhack
this morning with a full load of freight
and 20 passengers.
The str. Maude left this afternoon
for Victoria with 250 tons oi flour,
feed and farm produce.
The grosB receipts of Holy Trinity
church ohoir concert were $77; expenses $21.00 ; net profits 355.40.
Tho str. Rainbow carried an unusually heavy load of freight to Victoria
this morning. It was largely compoBod
of fruit and farm produce.
Wild strawberry plants nre beginning to blossom again. If the weather
remains fine we will have a second crop
of strawberries in a few weeks.
Tho barque 0. C. Funk lias loaded
500,000 feet of lumber at the Roynl
City Mills, and will have all her
cargo aboard and ready for sea by tho
end of next week.
The tug Active, of tho Royal City
Planing Mills Co., hos boon handsomely painted throughout, and looks every
inoh a beautiful craft. Sho leaves for
the north on Monday to bring down a
tow of logs.
Controctor Brudshawe will have
finished all tho heavy work on the
Agnos stroot improvements by tomorrow evening. On Monday ho will
begin giving the street its finishing
touches, Bidewalking etc.
Thu corporation of Victoria city Iub
received a writ summoning it to appear
in causo of the provincial government
ra. the city, action being brought to re-
oover the portion of the sohool
teachers' salaries duo from the city.
A special despatch to The Columbian from Tacoma this morning says a
deputation of firemen was at the wharf
and mot the team. Tho boys aro all
well and will do their best to win.
Twenty-eight teams will take part in
the races.
Messrs. II. T. Read & Co. received
a carload of "Elephant" brand white
lead from Montreal to-day. That one
lino of paint can be imported in such
large quantities, is the best evidence
of the extensive building operations
now in progress in Westminster.
Constable Billy, the Indian policeman, lost his line new pair of electroplated handcuffs, yesterday, and insisted that the wholo police and detective forces ehould turn out and search
for them. The moderate request was
not complied with and Billy had to
hunt alone. He found tho missing
"nippers" in tho scliool grounds.
It will he noticed that Messrs. W.
& G. Wolfenden give notice in this
issue thot thoy inteud clearing out
their whole stock of dry goods, clothing, etc., at cost, they having decided
to retire from that branch of the business, and confine their operations to
the grocery lino only. This is a genuine bale, nud the Messrs. Wolfenden
moan exactly what they  Bay.
On the 26th of Septembor, the greatest exposition evor held on tho Pacific
coast will bc opened in Portland, nnd
will continuo for a full month. Tho
association bus expended §250,000 on
the building and grounds, and evory
availnblo inch of the six and one-half
ocreB of floor space in tho mammoth
building has been taken by exhibitors.
A reduotion of railway fares on all
lines has boen secured, and no doubt
thousands of people from all over the
Northwest will take this opportunity
to visit Portland and seo its mammoth
exposition. Tho great live stock show,
which will be held from October 14th
to 19th, will also attract a great many
peoplo.  ____________
The Cohoe Itnn.
Although a number of tho cannory-
men have decided not to pack tho cohoe run this year, for fear of over production and a consequent fall in tho
market price of canned salmon, yet
there are not a few of tho packers who
will take advantage of the run and increase their present pack as largely as
possible. An effort was mado by a
few oftho leading packers to como to
an agt'coment not to can any more fish
this season, but the movement failed
owing to a diversity of opinion regarding tho possibility of ovor product .ion.
On Munday tho season opens again,
and once mere the fishermen's boats
and floati will givo the rivor a lively
AIiitrKc CtmsUiuunry.
It may not be generally known, but
it is a fact nevertheless, that Mv. D.
Chisholm, M. P., lor tho district of
Now Westminster, represents the
largest constituency in the whole of
Canada. It ia over 1000 miles in
length, from 90 to 450 miles in breadth
and embraces more than 5000 miles of
coast line, ft is 1 irger than the wlw'o
province of Ontario Tli" revision of
tho voters' list, fnr Dominion purposes,
necessitates a visit uf the revising ollicor to every polling division inthe constituency, for tlie purpose of holding n
court of revision. Distant Cassiar is
among the points which tho act soys
muat be revised, but the trip is a
long, tedious and clangorous one, nnd
it is not to bo wondered at if the revising officer should hositato boforo undertaking the journey. When Hon.
Mr. Dewdney wns in the city the matter of the court visiting Cassiar was
laid befure him, along with the expenses of tho trip, tho time occupied
in making the journoy and the handful of voters to register at the und of
it. Mr. Dewdnoy telegraphed to Ottawa the facta us laid before hull, and
.nsked that furthor instructions bo issued.
Tldill Wave on Hie Fraser.
On Wednesday morning at 1:45
o'clock a tidal wave, of small magnitude, struck the Fraser river, the
wator rising and subsiding three times
with a rushing sound that surprised
and startled thoso who witnessed the
phenomenon. The surface of the river
was pericotly calm at the time and tho
moon waa shining brightly, so there is
no guesB work us to the exactness of
tbo occurrence. The water Beemed to
rise up from tho bed of the rivor and
rush over to each Bhore, the waves
reaching a foot higher than the then
present water mark. Threo times this
occurred and then the water resumed
its placidity again. Had this wave
any connection with the great tidal
wave that swept tho Atlantic coast on
tho previous day?
Cnpt. John wns Untruthful.
Children Cryfor
Capt. John, the rascally SIwsbIi
who sworo yeBterday that Greer had
not attempted to supply him with
whisky, was so smitten by his conscience after leaving court that he
went to his spiritual adviser and
openly confessed to him that ho had
lied in his evidenco. The Rov.
Father ordered him to ropoat his confession to Mr. MoTiernan, Indian
Agent, which ho did, deeply regretting
that he had departed from the truth,
and acknowledging that tho epithots
addroBsod to him by Constablo Billy
wero fully justified. Capt. John lied
so effectively, yestorday, that ho wob
honorably acquitted of the charge
laid against him, therefore ho could
not be triod again for the same offence,
and Mr. McTieman had to bo satisfied
with giving the Siwash a few hints on
the valuo of evading the polioe court
for tho future.
The Latest Mill Property l'nrelinse.
The sale of the Hastings Saw Mills
Co., of Vancouver, to tho Royal Oity
Planing Mills Co., of thia city, which
hns been in negotiation for the last
three montha, was concluded a few
days ago. By this sale the Royal City
Planing Mills Co. acquires the whole
property of the Hastings Saw Mills
Co., including mill site, water frontage, machinery, timber limits, steamers, otc. The negotiations of the purchase wero conducted by Mr. John
Hendry, who is now nt the head of the
most extensive lumbering company on
the British Columbia coast. The
Hastings mills will be enlarged and
considerably improved, and its present
capacity greatly increased. Special attention will be paid to the export
trade, which the new management intends to increase largely. The sale is
ono of the largest and most important
ever concluded in connection with the
lumber industry of tho province.
Their Benson Gone
The young man named Cutler, at
prosent in the provincial jail suffering
from a mild attack of insanity, will be
romoved to the insano aBylum at New
Westminster, the commitment papers
being ready. It is thought he will
eventually recover his reason. Tho
other unknown, at present confined in
the provincial jail, afflicted with dementia, still maintains silence. The
officials havo been unablo to learn his
name or connections, he refusing to
talk. Ho is a conundrum, and the
only time he speaks is at midnight,
when ho generally asks his guardian
for a drink of water ond then relapses
into silence Ho will remain whero
ho is owing to the Now Westminster
asylum being filled with patients.—
Times. In Westminster we have a
case exactly similar to the latter. Tho
supposed lunatic actB in u perfectly
sane manner, but rofusoa to talk when
Bpoken to, although he hns spoken several times since his arrest. Can it be
possible that thero was a deep laid
scheme arranged between tho two
men. If there was it has been frustrated quito unintentionally.
Tine Puclllc  Carriage Worka, Foundry
nnd Machine Shops.  A Prosperous
nud aucrcnsinc; Business.
Au industry of which tho oity has
good cauoe to foel proud is tho Pacific
Carriago Works, operated by MosBrs.
Reid &, Currie. From very humble
beginnings the Pacific Carriage Works
has grown into a business with more
than a provincial reputation, A representative of The Columbian strolled
iu tbero this morning, and button-
hiding the senior partner, Mr. John
Reid, obtained the following information: The company have employed
twenty-five bunds nearly all summer,
and last spring, owing to heavy cannery orders, had m work night and
day. About §5,000 or SO.OOO worth
of cannery work has boon done by
Messrs. Reid Ss Currie, wliich ill the
past has always gone to Victoria. The
lirm has large orders on hand nuw for
„,.„„„,,„.. „., n,„ ,.,„„.,       T,„„ ,„„»,„,W
:.,,ii nn.nrm'wl turning larlins. 2 latest
stylo pinners, 2 drills, a bolt making
machine, boll screwing machine mul
two fans for blowing (iiu cupola in tlie
foundry and the forges, mnke up tho
working power of the machino shops.
All kinds of machinery are repaired in
this department, aa well as every
branch of engine fitting. The sieniu
power at preaent in use, lias been found
much too small to meot tiio demands
of the business, and tho firm are putting in a 20 horau-power engine with a
1400 cut driving wheel to run tho machinery.
In ihe foundry is tho new cupola,
lately built, nud having n capacity of
from 3 to l)\ tons: a smull brass cupola
is also in ubo for small castings, bearings and the like. Nino moulders
have been em ployed all summer.
Qreut  improvements will shortly bo
Pitcher's Castoria.
made tn the moulding shops, with a
view to tho belter handling of heavy
work. Upstairs in the carriage department tbo same busy octivity that
characterizes the machino shop and
foundry can be noted. A fino phaston
has just been finished for Aid, Keary,
and is a credit to the shop. Messrs.
Roid & Currie will send several buggies manufactured at their works to
the exhibition. They hnve sold this
season three oar loads of buggies, waggons and otlier vehicles in Westminster and neighborhood; also about a
car load of carriage material. The
firm are agents for almost every kind
of machinery, marino, stationery, cannery, lumbering and pumping, and
have supplied largo orders to the Royal
City Planing Mills, Brunette Sawmills,
Ross-McLaren Milla, Gilley Bros.,
brick and tile making machinery to
tho Pottery Works, besides sending
heavy consignments to Vancouver and
Victoria. They supplied, lately, one
of the largest pumps in tho country to
tho Royal City Ploning Mills for firo
protection. The lirm are agents for
the Williams Foundry and Machinery
Company, of Toronto, perhaps the
largest dealers in machinery in tho
Dominion, and they have on hand, at
present, somo of their steam pumps,
many of which have beon Bold in the
city. Mr. Roid soys the works will
have to be moved to premises twice
the present size to meet tho growing
demands of their business.
Police Court.
(Before T. C. Atkinson. P. JI., aud 1'. McTieman, .1. P.)
It is many long montha since the
polico court held such an array of the
youth and beauty and old age and
ugliness, of the noble Siwash family
as it did thia morning. The auditorium was almost packed with the
sleepy-eyed Indians, nnd had the
court oharged an admission foe the
receipts would hnvo beon sufficiently
large to make even the eyes of Constable Smith water at the sight. The
cause for tho assembling of this vast
multitude of Bwampish humanity was
tho arrest of a dusky maiden, named
Lucy, who, it appears ia one of the
leading lights and fashion patterns of
all Siwashtown. She was nccused of
having on intoxicant in her possession,
which she frankly admitted, and
smiled pensively aa Constable Smith
lifted the identical bottlo from the
table and gave it a vigorous sniff. The
constable smiled also, evidently
pleased with its contents, and carefully
placed the bottle to oue side. After
considering the case the court decided to remand Lucy for sentence.
Wm. Roe got somewhat the worse
of firewater yesterday afternoon and
lay down on the railway track to sleep
off ils effects. A passing Siwash
gently lifted hiin from his dangerous
position and placed him in the nice
Boft mud in the ditch. William objected to this attention and returned
to the track, where constable Smith
found him fast asleep. Fined $2.50
or 10 days.
Wm. Dryfield pleaded not guilty to
supplying whisky to a Squamish
Indian named Charley, but both
Charley and constable Billy swore
differently and he was lined 850 and
sentenced to one month in gaol with
hard labor.
Thos. Andrews was identified by
Lucy, and other witnesses, as the
person who had supplied her with the
whisky that caused her orreat. He
wos fined 850 and one month's im-
John Johnson, a Swede with a
wonderful liking for water, pleaded
not guilty to tho chargo of supplying
gin to a Hydah Indian named Johu.
The latter, however, swore to tho contrary and the court imposed tho usual
?50 line.
Want to Have Some Sny Themselves.
Editor Columiiian.—Sm: The good
peoplo of Port Honey wero considerably
surprised to loam through your eolumns,
that u certain individual had been appointed to represent tbem boforo the
Hon. Mr. Dowdney, in regard to certain
road matters. However just the claims
of the peoplo may bo for a rood into Stave
river valley, nevertheless, whon a deputation is appointed to represent them, tlicy
wish to bave something to say about such
oppoiiitment outsido of tbo individual
himsolf. Public.
Port Hanoy, Sept, Ilth, 1S8I).
Another .Scaler lleturns wllh n Large
Caleb.—A nine Jacket on thrSwirisurc
Falls From the Mast mul Is Killed.
Hpocinl lo Tin: Columbian.
Victoria, Sept. 13.—Tho Victoria
schooner W, J1- Snywurd, Copt.
Laiug, arrived this morning from Boh-
ring tea. Shehoson.bii'.vi'diu'xtoeii hundred sealskins. Sho sent down by
tho schooner Wanderer onu thousand
.t-;... 'i'i.,,,. «-ei;u transhipped at
Smidv Point, before ontiiriiig Behring
Sen. This makes the Sayward's catch
for the season twenty six hundred
skins. She saw nothing of American
tho Victoria sohonuoi' Tilly, haino-
cutters. On tho way down sbo spoko
wind bound, with ubout fifteen liuu-
thvd skins.
Tliu atvunu'l' Sardonyx arrivod nt
rix o'clock this morning from tho
north with a large cargo of conned
A blue jacket named Darling foil
from the ninintupmnsf oruartruea thia
morning lo the deck uf tin: Swiftsure,
n distance "f nitity feot, and was instantly killed,
Mrs. Besla Roiuy, a widow -15 years
uf age, and eleven yens of widowhood.
of South wold, Out. i has entered suit
again-i Samuel Hunt, n pi'imijneiit
resid-iit nf tb" »inmi lowiiship', for
Bodui'tliHi, claiiniil:. .3,"',000 damages,
(From Daily Columbian, Sept. 11,.)
The police court showed a blank
shoot to-day—a rather unusual thing
of late.
The str. Rithet left for Victoria this
afternoon with 35 passengers, and 160
tons freight and farm produce.
The juniors cricket motch at Hastings to-day resulted in a victory for
the Vancouver boys, by a soore of 61
to 54.
The Columbia street flume, including
all improvements, waa decently interred to-day to tho satisfaction of everybody.
A party of fifty Indians arrived
down from Harrison river and Chilliwhaok to-day to work for tho cannerymen during the cohoe run.
The fine Danish barque Doris Bro-
derseu, 047 tons reg., Capt. Nielson,
cleared from Victoria for London
direct, with a full cargo of 27,908 cases
of salmon. Messrs. Robert Ward Ss
Co. were tho shippers.
The Btr. Irving brought up 5,000
oases of salmon lost night from the
Seo Island Cannery for transhipment
to Victoria. She loft for up river
ports this afternoon with a full load of
freight and a largo of number passengers.
It has been decided to light the exhibition building with gas, and the gas
company will commence noxt week to
lay a main with thia end in view. A
vory large number of men will he employed, as it will be necessary to rush
the work. The advantage ot gaa over
cool oil for lighting such a building,
buth in point of safety and general
utility, will be eaBily perceived.
An assay waa mado yesterday in tho
provincial assay office of a portion of
the rock brought down by Mr. John
Sayyea, from a little island nt the
mouth of tho Skeena. Tho oro,
which is free milling quartz, assays five
ounces to tho ton in gold, valued at
$103.35. There is also seven-tenths of
an ounce of silver, valued at 63c, so
that the total worth of tho rook is
about $103.08 to tho ton.—Colonist,
Sept. 13.
Scotchmen are well represented in
the last number of the Dominion IUus-
trated. Potraits of the president and
vice-preaident of the Caledonian
Society of Montreal, glimpses of the
games—the sword dance, putting the
shot, etc.—nnd a fine group showing
the bagpipes of the 5th Royal Scots,
ought to satisfy all sons and daughters
of "Auld Scotia." Mrs. Spragge
continues her instructive sketches on
British Columbia. Altogether an
excellent number.
Besides being a very fast and reliable ship, the new German barque J.
H. Hustedo, commanded by Capt.
Reiners, has the largest carrying capacity of any of the Viotoria salmon
fleet. The Doris Brodersen, which is
now ready to sail, has 28,000 caaes in
her hold. Copt. Dunn's line barque,
the Titania, will carry 30,000 cases,
while the Hustede, which iB also now
loading at Esquimalt, will have a full
cargo of 60,000 cases valued at about
Those wbo have not paid Park Lane
a visit in three months or so will be
contiderobly astonished next time they
see it. The metamorphosis is complete. Whero formerly there was little
to glad the eye of the orderly-minded
person, there now blooms a pretty
street, level as a carriage drive, and
lined on buth sides with brand new
side-walks that conduct the pedestrian
straight into the park and give him
ono of the finest views of the exhibition building tbat it -'a possible to obtain.
Mr. W. H. Lewis returned to tho
city yesterday from Pendor Island,
where ho went to stalk deer and enjoy himself among the wilds of that
beautiful mass of rocks. On. Tuesday
morning he went out and shot two
fine bucks and was hot foot after a
third when overtaken by a farmer,
who informed him that Mr. 0. E.
Pooley and Major Peters, of Victoria,
had leased the premises for the seasou
ond unless "ho (Lewis) mndo himself
scarce they would get the low of him,"
It is hardly necessary to add thot Mr.
Lewis left.
The Celebration.
All arrangements in connection with
the coming Exhibition and Celebration are moving along briskly, and
when the opening day arrives all matters will be found in perfect shape and
readiness. Itis about time, however
that another general meeting of the
various committee, was held to re-
coive further reports, so that all arrangements completed may be thoroughly understood. Tho amount 'collected for the celebration is not yet
adequate to meet the amounts voted
for disbursement. This is a serious
mutter and requires immediate attention.
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llylu Solcnilc.
A. large party of Indians arrived
down from Pitt Lako this morning
bringing an immense quanity of cranberries, tho first lorge receipts this
season. Tbo berries were disposed of
to Mr. W. H. Vianen, who paid the
Indians about $200. for them. This
neat little sum was thu results of ubout
10 days work of the kloochmen and
children, the men spending the most
of their time in shooting grouse and
duck hunting. Cranberries are reported to bo very plentiful this year,
and the surplus crop for exportation
will bo larger than usual. Between
Balmon fishing, hop picking, hunting,
cranberry picking and farming, the
Fraser River Indians make large
wages every year, and no more prosperous natives are to bo found anywhere.
want of a short route and cheap trans,
porfatiou to idle coast markets. The
farmers havo to depend entirely on the
home consumption, and naturally their
production must be kopt within narrow limits. The only passable wagon
rood to the C. P. R. lino is by way of
Clinton to Ashcroft, a distance of 65
miles, a journey too long to bo accomplished with profit. Capt. Irving, of
the 0. P. N. Co., is talking of putting
a small steamer on the river between
Lytton and Lillooet, and the poople of
thu latter district aro most anxious
that lie should do so. Should the
steamer bo put on farming operations
will bo greatly extended, with the result that all workable land will soon
be under cultivation.
A Plea for the nig Drum.
Chief of Police Pearce has received
an anonymous letter from Vancouver,
imploring him to doal gently with the
big drum of the Salvation Army, and
to put no obstaclo ill tho way of tile
army work  iu Westminster,   Among
other things tho  lottor  contains  this
remarkable  sentenco :    "God   may
use a big drum, or may bc nil nngiy
taiinon, to cause   mou   to  stop  nnd
think boforo they further go."   The
writer concludes by saying bc is "not
o  Salvationist  but  an   old   British
Columbian who hos found pardon nt
tho cross.''
New Caul lleglilnllons.
In the p.uit all persons sentenced to
torma of imprisonment hy tho pulice
magistrate have been aent, to tbe provincial gaol, where thoy hove been
cared for by the governor and his staff.
The city hits been at, no expense for
tbe keep of these culprits, and ns
quickly os sentence was pronounced
they wero handed over to Mr. Moresby's charge. Tho attorney-general
now proposes a new plan, which is:
That no prisoner committed for
a leas period than one month
shall b(i received into tho provincial
goal. The city ahall pay to the govornmont for tho keep of each prisoner
50 cts. per diem, and in return for this
nil tines collected undor sections 210
and 212 of the municipalitiesao.b shall
bo paid to the city. This uil! necessitate the enlargement ol Constablo
Smith's boarding house, na tho most of
the. prisoners uro sentenced to periods
nf less than 30 days. The polico department lins tbo matter in hand and
•■'ill i-epnit to the council un Monday
Imperial Federation.
Rev D. V. Lncas, the well-known
and popular lecturer, who delighted
the people of Westminster a few
weeks ago with lectures on various
subjects, lias been persuaded to return to the royal city noxt week and
discourse on his pet subject, Imperial
Federation. Tho lecture will be delivered at Herring's Opera House on
Wednesday evening next, under the
auspices of the W.O.T.U. This will be
an opportunity to the peoplo of Westminster who have never before on-
joyed that of hearing this important
question ably discussed, from a broad
and liberal stand point. Imperial
Federation is a subject that is being
canvassed and argued over the whole
of our vast British empire, and thiB
important question is of more than
common interest. We predict a packed house on Wednesday next.
 .   m  .	
Presbyterian Choir Concert*
Tho cboir of St. Andrew's church
havo decidod to give a concert in tho
old church building on Friday evening, 20th inst, and have been preparing for the event for some weeks back.
The programme, of which the following ia o oopy, will give an idea of the
treat that may be expeoted: Greeting
glee; song, "Rocked in the cradle of
tho deep," Mr. Greig; song, -'Close to
the Threshold," Miss Clark; piano
duet, Mrs. Trow and Miss Fraser;
Bong, "What will you do love!11
Mrs. Pbingdeatre; song, "Good-
byo, Sweetheart, good-bye," Mr.
Vidsl; chorus, (femalo voices)
"Sweet and Low;" song, "Twos Within a Mile," Miss Rankin; Reading,
Mias McNab; song, "Pierrot," Mrs.
Lyal; duet, "List to the Convont
Bells," Miss McEwen and Mrs. Grant;
part song, "Ding Dong Bells;" song,
"Saved by a Ohild," Mr. Lyal; part
song, "Lively Night;" trio, "Dame
Durden," Messrs. Greig, Vidal and
Lyal. As the choir of St. Andrew's
church is noted for doing everything
well, it will not be, a surprise to tho
public to learn that ut tho close of the
concert refreshments will be served to
the audience. As the hospitality of
the choir is proverbial, nothing on this
point need bo said.
Mining Clpei-nllons and Business Mat-
lers.   sit-aiulMia!  Cottnt'c.lou fo
Lyltun liadtr Wanted.
Mr. G. \V. Gilley and Mr. Win.
Teitjen have returned from ail inspection of the Llllooet Hydraulic Mining
Co.'sclaims, on Lillooet river, in which
they are largely interested. They experienced a rough but withal pleasant
trip. They found that all matters in
connection with the working of their
mine were progressing satisfactorily,
considering the short ponod the claim
has been working under the now own-
era. Mr. Angus Beaton, the foreman,
reported that tho tirst clean up had resulted in seven ounoes of gold dust,
which wss obtained from the tailings
loft by the Chinamen who had previously worked the claim. The dust
wus brought down to Westminster by
Mr. Toitjen, and experts value it at
Slti.50 per o-/„ The next wa-Jiup,
which wid be mado in 30 dnys, is expected t.i give rich returns, and all
who bavo inspected the claim agree
that it gives most promising indications, The company has bought |
Dickie's ranch, on winch is a valuable
water privilege, without which the
mine oould not bo   profitably worked.
Fivo hydraulic claims have been
taken up ou tho river lately, and preparations are being made to work
Tho Vancouvor Enterprise Hydraulic Co., on Cayoosh creek, is
working in full force und doing fairly
well. Tho largo quantity of rock that
has to be blasted out of this claim retards operations to a considerable extent.
Mi-re white men aro operating ou j
Cuyonshc creek and Lillooet river this I
Benson than for many yoars past, and I
na a consequence, tho merchants nnd I
traders in that, vicinity nro in a vory
prosperous condition, and speak very
hopefully for the future.
The people of Lillooet arc almost
isolated fiom  the  outside world  for
T. F. Sinclair, of Port Haney, is in
the city.
J. H. Ashwell, of Chilliwhack, is registered at the Oolonial.
Rov. H. F. Clinton, of Vancouver,
leaves for England next week on a 3
months' holiday.
Couu. John Armstrong, of Surrey,
waa in the city to-day and returned
this afternoon. Ho reports harvesting
completed in his district, and a good
Guests at the Queen's*. George W.
Broughton, Toronto; Job. W. Shelton,
Victoria; A. Paine and son, Lindsey,
Ont.;D. Ross, G. W. Grant, Montreal; Austin Claiborne, San Francisco.
Guests at tlio Colonial; R. Clarke,
Nicomon; D. Sohey, W. W. Howell,
Victoria; Alexander McDougall, Port
Moody; E. A Wadhams, Mrs. Wadhams, Miss Sitwell, Mrs. Roberts,
P. Roberts, Mr. McDonald, Ladner's
Landing; T. F. Sinclair, Port Haney;
JohnH Ashwell, Chilliwhack.
Another Sal in on Vessel Sails for Eng.
Iimil.---Tl->e Etar-quc li-hu Arrives.
Special to the Columbian.
Vic'towa, Sept. 'll—The barque
Lobu firmed in tiio harbor thin morning, 130 days from London. She is
consigned to R. }?. Rithet & Co.
Tho ship Doris Broderaon Bailed thia
afternoon for England, with a full
cargo of salmon.
The b.b. Corona is duo here to-night
and will probably leave in the morning
for Alaska.
A scratch game of hicrosse was played at Beacon Hill this afternoon.
Tbe Iteturu of the Kate.
The sealing schooner Kate, Capt.
Nielsen, Mr. Charles Spring own«r,
entered tho inner harbor early on
Sunday morning from Behring's Sea.
She sailed from the closed waters at
about tho a .une time as the Lily, but
has called at several west const stations
on the way down,, wliich detained her
several days. She brought no reports
from the sealers now out that havo not
already been made public. Her catch
numbered 700 skins, only about GOO of
whieh wore taken in Behring'a Sea, the)
balance comprising the coast catch.
The Kate also brought down 100
barrels of oil from the west coast.—
— p. « «        ii —
Heal Skin? Shipped.
A heavy shipment of seal skins was
made yesterday via the O. P. R. to
London, by E. B. Marvin & Co and
Came & Munsie. Tiie total number
of skins was 4,750, and they were
packed in 80 large cs-iks. Tlieir value
lnid down in London will be in the
neighborhood of £!i(J,000. No wonder
the Amoricans want to keep nil the
se.il naileries to themselves nnd freeze
out tho Canadians from pnrtioipatirig
in any profits whicli msy bo made in
the business. The shippers of this
last cargo have alsomudeartangeiiienfcs
to have them put through in the iiuick-
est time ou record, tlio C V. R.'s
agents having agreed tn land them in
Montreal in 8 days. They will reach
London in 11 more. — Thnmiayh-
The ItouUlu Palnl Une.
Mr. EI. Frye, C. E., and Mr. D: H.
MeNiel, who hnve been engaged* by
the Dominion government in locating
the route fut the new teluphoiiti and
telegraph lino from Point BuuilJa to
GiipuBertie, returned l<\ 'hn city yos-
lurd.-iy, then* supply of provisions hav-
itig run shirt. The route has now
been marked out to within ton miles of
Capo Beale, A si_-'foot tun) hus heen
eut, in many places through dense
bush. It is expected that rhe tele-
phono wim will first he used on iho
new line tn connect the sigiuil stations,
and i tie telegraph will be milled later.
Mr, Conway, the contrueSor, lias a
gang of seventeen men at work und i3
making good progress witli his part of
the work. Ho i3 now within soven
mile-; oE San Juan harbor.—Friday/a
The governor-general has telegraphed io Victoria B ■**■. that lin will bo
ima-ble to arrive at Victoria bofore
October 12th.
The steamer Va. . i\ ; . .-1 yesterday from Montreal for Liverpool
with a full complement of passengers.
Among them wore three of tho gov-,
emor-geneval's eons.
Lord Stanley, governor-general, will
arrive at Winnipeg on tho evening of
Monday, Sopt. 23rd, remaining in the
city four days. On Oct. 4th he will
open the annual rifle meeting of Assin-
aboia at Regina.
A criminal outrage wan committed
near Morden, Man., recently. Five
drunken Menmmitea brut-ally outraged
n young Menuonite girl of 18 yoars.
After accomplishing their purpose, tho
dastards reloaded tlio girl in an almost
undo condition. Tlie matter was
hushed up by the payment of ono dollar each to the chief of the Menuonite
village. VOLUME 34
NO. 33.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday -iloriilini, scut. IS, ISail.
In writing on the subject of the
Southern Railway, it few weeks ago,
in anticipation of a proposed new
agreement between the city nnd the
compnny antl tho company and the
contractor, we mentioned two points,
at least, which it was desirable
should bo explicitly stated and understood, viz., that tho particular
limits should be defined in the agree-
•nent within which the main bridge
over tho Frasor should strike thu
north bank of the river at this city,
and that the full amount of the
bonus of $160,000 should bo paid to
tho company upon tho completion ni
the roud to Bellingham Bay with
certain othor necessary nnd accompanying works, and not before.
The stipulation with regard to tho
bridge, we nre glad to notice, has
been satisfactorily incorporated in
the agreement its published Thursday ; and, whilo the bonus is not
provided to be paid in the manner
suggested, clause seven of the
agreement between the city nnd
the oompany (providing for tlie
reverting of lands to the city, and
also for the refunding of the bonus,
in tho event of the company failing
to fulfil its agreement) insures
the city against all loss in any
event. So far the city's interests
seem well protected and the agreement as a whole to be the most fair
and advantageous for the city yet
made in railway matters. Clause
fivo of the agreement between the
company and the contractor might,
however, we think, in the interests
of the city, be more explicit than it
is, in so far as it refers to the steam
ferry which is to bo constructed
and maintained in case the contractor should decide not to build
the bridge at once. The bridge, it
is clearly stated, will be a free traffic
as well as a railway bridge, and the
ferry, which may havo to serve in
lieu of the bridge for a few years,
should not be less. We trust that
it may yet be possible to make
clause live of the agreement between
the company and the contractor
more explicit on this point. Such
may be the present intention of tho
clause, but it does not appear to us
to be sufficiently clear on so important a matter. The agreement and
also the by-law, it has been seen, provide for a compensation fund of
$5,000, out of wliich it is agreed to
reimburse the company for actual
expenditures (not being moneys expended in construction) mnde by it
since the ratification of the Sheafe
contract, last year. The $5,000,
however, will not be handed over
absolutely to the company, but so
much of it as may be proper will be
paid by the city council to the company, on the detailed statement of
the company's expenditures being
submitted to the council in tho same
manner as any ordinary account.
Fish-culture by means of hatcheries has undoubtedly passed beyond
the experimental stage and is being
more widely recognized every day
as a certain and satisfactory method
whereby depleted fish streams may
be re-stocked, depletion itself checked
and prevented, and an increased
productiveness realized and maintained. The inspector of fisheries
has kindly called our attention to
an article in the current number of
Forest and Stream, entitled "a British Fish Hatchery," "by an English
fishery commissioner," which shows
the very large importance that our
nearly always conservative friends
in the Old Oountry are beginning to
attach to fish-culture as a means of
restoring fished out and barren
streams and other waters to their
former or even greater productiveness. "In consequence of the depleted condition of many of the
rivers in the United Kingdom,"
says the writer of the article referred
to, "rendered so by the multifarious
malpractices of mankind, the science
of fish-culture has become a rocog
nized necessity, and is now resorted
to ns a means of resuscitating barren locations and restoring decayed
fisheries to a condition of plenteous-
ness. During the past fow years a
steady advance has been made in
the science and not only has the
n'uniuer ot fish-culture establishments
increased, uu. the methods of hatching and -•"■icing fish through tho
various stages of development have
undergone great improvements, so
that the science has now been
brought within the range of practical utility. At the present timo
the demands for fish wherewith to
stock waters are in excess of supplies, and coarse fish are quite as
mueh nouded ns trout. Being impressed with the largo amount of
decay that prevails in our rivers and
tho depleted condition of waters
capable of sustainilig fish, and roeog-
lishment. The success attending its
formation was such as to induco
bim to considerably extend its scope
beyond his original conception, with
tlio result that it has now become
tho largest establishment of the
kind in England. Its object is to
develop fish life in the waters of the
United Kingdom to meet the dual
requirements of food and sport. In
order to carry this into effect upon
a sound, practical and extensive
basis, every facility has been provided for batching ova and rearing
fish in sufficient quantities to meet
existing demands. * * * Inall
his operations Mr. Burgess emulates
nature as closely as possible, not
only with a view of raising strong,
vigorous fish, but in order to rear
them with the lowest possible mortality. Two hatcheries exist, one
being for the incubation of Salmon-
iJx ova, and the other for those of
coarse fish, suoh as perch, roach,
carp, tench, etc. The Salmonidce
hatchery is large and roomy, and is
capable of bringing to life many millions of young fish. The mode of
hatching is that known as the 'overflow system,' tho incubating apparatus being supplied with spring water,
wliich is concentrated in a colossal
reservoir, whence it passes through
filters into the hatchery. The
hatching boxes are slightly elevated
one above another in order to provide for a slight fall of water, which
has tlio ellect of lerating it throughout. Tlie species and varieties of
fish hatched embrace not only all
British, Scottish and Irish Salmon-
idx, but transatlantic varieties as
well, the ova of the latter having
been courteously granted by Col.
Marshall McDonald, U.S. fish commissioner. The ova are laid down
in the winter months, and in the
spring the hatching house is crowded
with struggling masses of young
fish, Here they remain until nature deprives them of their self-contained store of food, when they are
turned adrift to seek their living in
nursery ponds, pending distribution
iu public waters. Although an
ample supply of natural food exists
in the ponds, the fish are fed artificially as well, thus supplementing
tho food store. In addition to Salmonidce culture, a very large amount
of space is devoted to the artificial
propagation of coarse fish, such as
perch, carp, tench, roach, etc." The
pisiculturists of the Old Country are
not doing things by halves, it will
be seen. Recognizing the value of a
principle, they are applying it most
thoroughly. In fish culture there
are great possibilities, certainties we
might say, for the conservation and
building up of our splendid fishing
industries. Already we have, unmistakably, experienced benefits
from the salmon hatchery on this
river, and it may be confidently anticipated that much more good is to
follow. When, in addition to our
native and lordly salmon, other varieties of fish are introduced, and
our numerous rivers, lakes, and sea
arms stocked to their full capacity,
what dimensions will the piscatorial
resources of the province not attain
nizing in fish-culture a power suffi-
on hi.
ciont  to rostore them to a  tato of
,lt. sh
plenty, Mr. William BurgosB, somo
yoars ago, founded u fishery nl Mal
vern Vt ells, in  tae  Midland, on a
large sea.e, and   called it   the Mid
of wh
land   Counties Fish-culturo Estab-
The Church ctreet oracle distinguished itself Saturday, by sneering
at William E. Gladstone, who it explains (for fear, presumably, that
this "narrow-minded community"
never heard of the greatest living
statesman and orator) "is an ambitious leader of the opposition who
will never be content to die until he
is again premier." Such overweening conceit, hidden under an assumption of superior wisdom, is
worthy of the late Jefferson Brick,
who boasted that the queen of England trembled on her throne in the
Tower of London whon she perused
his editorials. The annexationist
and lover of the stars and stripes
should certainly know something of
the grandest friend of liberty this
century has seen. Ambitious ! Why
he retired from public life, but in
spite of it no ministry without Gladstone at its head was possible in
1880. Let us tell the new print
that we have heard of cases where
poor mothers brought their little
children miles to show them the
faco of that great good Englishman.
By his influence the death trap
prisons of ]3omba were made impossible in Naples, and through his
eifurts the franchise has been extended from tho few to the many.
To him it due the disestablishment
of an alien church in Ireland and
tho abolition of purchase in the
army, and the time is near when his
wondrous lifo will be crowned by
the obtaining of self-government for
Ireland. A royal lady onco spoke
slightingly of Gladstone in the hearing of Bright. "Madam," said the
orator, "have you children"" "Yes;
why do you ask"" "Take them," he
'whore they can seo that
n, and tell them to mark
for tlicy will never look
■j again." Let the Church
stick lo subjects its feeble
i] ihle of embracing, for it
if ridiculous.when it at-
',.',,',.,,:: uf men the latcliet
shoos it ia unworthy to uh-
Sot only does "heaven help those
who help themselves," but the tendency is for man to aid his fellow-—
if he is an energetic, enterprising,
confident, rustling fellow—while an
individual or a community of a contrary disposition and character wins
only contempt, and kicks instead bf
respect antl encouragement. A case
in point: The royal city has made
such a radical departure within the
last year or two from its old snail-
like methods and pace, and lias displayed such a thoroughly live and
energetic spirit in making preparations on a largo scale and with all
possible completeness for the approaching provincial exhibition to
be held within its limits, lhat our
neighbors will not be slow to acknowledge our commendable and
successful efforts and add their encouragement and assistance as well.
Tho News, of Vancouver, has the
following kind and well-conceived
remarks on tlio exhibition and Westminster's connection with it: "While
much of the success of the
forthcoming exhibition at New
Westminster will necessarily depend upon those who have the
management of it, it wil! be impossible for them to succeed fully unless
they are cordially and energetically
supported by the people of tho whole
of British Columbia. In such an
enterprise as this there should lie no
sectional feeling ; no lukewnrmi.ess
or failure to assist because the direct;
results of a thoroughly successful
exhibition may seem to be likely to
be of greater benefit to New Westminster than to other cities or districts in the province. We aro
awaro that in the past there have
been such feelings in existence, and
it is possible that they may in some
cases still survive. We trust, however, they will die out under tho
energy of those who have charge of
the forthcoming exhibition. As we
showed in these columns a few days
ago, neither labor nor money is
being grudged by the citizens of
New Westminster to furnish accommodation for an exhibition far superior to auy of its predecessors. The
people of Vanoouver, who have often
times iu tho past had themselves to
play a lone hand [what does our co-
temporary mean?], and will appreciate the efforts of their neighbors
in the royal city, and will not be
found wanting on their part in anything they can do to contribute to
the success of the meeting in October. It seems to us that the present will be the first exhibition of
the Association which will be really
provincial in respect to receiving
hearty support from every section of
the country. Let us all therefore,
while expecting that the people of
Now Westminster will thoroughly
sustain their name for hospitality
by the extensive scale on which
thoy will prepare for the gathering,
do our part, so that the general consensus of opinion by those who are
present in October will lie that it is
by far the best exhibition that has
been held iu British Columbia."
Tho political situation in Newfoundland is lively at any season,
says the Empire, but is likely to
take an additional interest this year
from the fact that a general election
is at hand and a greatly enlarged
electorate will pronounce upon questions of public policy. It doos not
seem at all improbable that union
with Canada, which is the natural
and suitable future for the colony,
will not be relegated so far into the
background as the failure of the inter-colonial negotiations last year
appeared to signify. The question
may not he a vital issue in the approaching contest, but that it will
assume some importance is evident
from tho utterances of the Newfoundland press. Tho younger men
who will, under the manhood suffrage law, be admitted to a share in
the govornment of the country may
not unreasonably be expected to
look to confederation with Canada
as the best future for tho island.
There is a confederation pnrty also,
and smull as it may bc, its members
will hardly remain quiescent during
the campaign. Sir William White-
way, tho former premior of Newfoundland, who was supposed to retire from politics a few years ago,
under some sort of political compact, has announced his intention of
returning to public lifo and contesting a seat in the Trinity Bay distriot. What his policy may bo is
yet undetermined, but his present
alliances are not hostile to the union.
The Harbor Grace Standard, a leading organ of public opinion upon tho
island, is quite outspoken in its advocacy of confederation, and has
the following interesting commonts
upon the issue t "It is rumored that
the constituencies from Burin to St.
Barbe, intend testing the question
of confederation next fall, by calling
out confederate candidates for their
respective districts to represent
them, and who will favor tho sending of the proposed delegation to
Ottawa to ascertain what terms
will be offered for our acceptance
Wo do not wonder at this; the busi
ness relations between the people of
the western districts of Newfoundland and the provinces of the Dominion are fast extending, and with
a decided advantago to our people,
who cau get supplies of every description on far more liberal terms
and of a better quality from the
nonunion than can be procured in
tliis country, and can also sell or
barter the produce of the fisheries
to more advantage in the same direction than they can in Newfoundland." Thus it is plain that union
is among the possibilites of the noar
future, and that a delegation to discuss terms may be the outcome of
the election. With respect to railway projects in Newfoundland and
the connection which they have with
the prospects of trade with Canada,
the line proposed liy the government
will extend the present lino 200
miles to the mining regions so ns to
develop the rich resources oE the
colony and improve the internal
ce/mmunication. The well-informed
Newfoundland correspondent of the
Montreal Gazette refers to the railway as a most promising enterprise,
extending over several years : "Our
fertile lands, now locked up and inaccessible, will be opened up, their
valuo increased and settlement promoted. Our timber and mineral
lands will be utilized. Large sums
will be distributed as wages among
the people. The new lino will tap the
great valleys of the Gambo, Gander
and Exploits, in which are vast
areas of good laud and splendid pine
forests. , There oould not be a more
promising or profitable expenditure
of the public funds for turning to
account the long-neglected natural
resources of tho island." The approval of the legislature secured, tlie
work will be begun by means of a
loan raised on the credit of the
island. Thus, progress throughout
the length and breadth of the wide
Dominion, from the Atlantic to the
Pacific, seems the order of the day.
The jealousy of city against city
is not, it would seem, confined to
the maritime provinces. The Toronto Globe having given a kindly rec-
eoiiiinetidat.ion to the people of Toronto to attend the Hamilton Oar-
nival meets with but a surly ncknowl-
jment from the Hamilton Times,
Inter-civic jealousy aud the rude
and vulgar expression of it are a discredit to Canadian intelligence and
good feeling, to sny nothing of patriotism. All Oanada ought to be
able to rejoice ungrudgingly at the
success and prosperity of any part of
her wide Dominion.—Halifax Critic.
A bill has been introduced into
the Imperial parliament for the removal of the civil disabilities of
women. The bill of courso owes its
inception to the recent judgement
which voided tho election of Miss
Coben to the London county council
on the ground that women were not
eligible. There can be no doubt
that the bill is a proper and necessary measure. No great proportion
of women perhaps are either capable
or desiring of filling such public
positions, but there are some who
are eminently fit, and when these
are willing and aro sustained hy
public vote, it must be felt that the
general advance in tho status of the
sex demands the removal of a disability for which no logical reason
When a gypsy dies, that is the
end. Every member of the raco has
a horror of death, because no gypsy
lives who has a faith in the hereafter. They cannot bo induced to
contemplate it, No genuine gypsy
ever accepted Ohristanity, Barrow,
in his many years of Bible and missionary work among them, never
claimed to have converted one. In
all countries, as is true of a goodly
iiu mer of other folks, tlicy occasionally profess a sort of attachment to
tlio ruling creed. For instance we
hear of a "gypsy exhortor" in Ohio,
and tlie other day a good Bishop of
Delawaro was allowed to christen n
gypsy child in a camp near Wilming
ton. But these littlo hypocrisies
aro all in the way of gypsy thrift.
The entire race belong to the lowest
order of agnostics.—Ex.
Thero is nothing new under the
sun. Even the "drop-a-nickle-in-
tho-slot" device is old as the pyramids, remarks tne Uoston l mnscnpl.
Thomas Ewbank. in his "Hydraulics
and Mechanics," published in New
York, 1851, desoribes a device referred to by Heron or Hiero, in his
"Spiritalia." The "Spiritalia" was
published by Baldus in tho seventeenth century, and contained an
exposure of many of the frauds of
the Egyptian hierarchy. In this
work will be found a description of
a device for automatio dispension of
tho purifying water by the worshippers ou their entrance to tho templo.
By a strange eoucidenco fivo drachma! wero required to operate the apparatus. "In spondea hoc est invasa
sacrificii injcclo qumgue drachmorum
uumismalc aqua ad insptrgendam
efj'uil." ["Spiritalia," xxi.J i. e., a
coin of five drachma! being cast into
the vaso the water will run out for
• GS-O    TO I
Whom wc have appointed our sole
Stoves in that district. Mr. Mellarc
New Westminster prices.
agent  for  our celebrated
will supply our Stoves at
= 5",
And Where to Get the Newest Styles, Where to Get the Best
Quality, and Where to Buy Them at the Lowest Prices.
REMEMBER, my stock of fine Boots and Shoes, in the
newest styles, is larger this season than any dealer's in the Province.
To buy at Low Prices, to see the Greatest Variety, to get New
Goods (not old shop-keepers), go to
SI  Col_i_."loia Street.
33__X.EE.   X2T
Constantly on Hand an Extensive Stook of
Dry Goods, Groceries,  Boots A Shoes, lints A Caps,
Crockery, Glassware, Ae.
OIBHT'S     -E     BOVS'      23 -T-_<_{.
Great Variety of Household Articles,   Also,
ti. R.—Farm Proiluce bought nt market rates or sold on can n,Union.  itA.i inlct-s
from tbe Interior promptly attended to. dwjestn
(jinOOhnl htb
For First-class Family Groceries and Provisions, go to
SINCLAIR'S,     -     Oolumbia Street.
New Goods arriving all the time, A nice lot of CHRISTIE S
CRACKERS & BISCUITS just to hand. New SYRUPS, MOLASSES, etc., etc.   Call and get prices. dwtc
W A i¥i imi ^
Coffees Roasted and (j
taSLz 'nit .-i •»
;,.   Fiuol
is a Specialty.
NO. 38.
The Great Storm on (lie Atlantic
Coast, Coiitiiiu,;, arid Many
Jllore Wrecks Occur.
A Tug and Passenger Steamer Collide tin the St. Lawrence.
Two liten Killed.
The Canadian Pacific Bailway Co,
Largely Inci ■at'lng' their
Elevator i apacity.
Liswus, Del., Sept. 13.-In addition tu t'iu I"'-*,.; i ■ iviously reported
the news cinncs f,f the wreck uf the
scliomi 'V. 0 ■ iw, uf Quinton,
Mass., rbm Phili ','..:'.. coal laden,
with a 1- - id n I ■. •■-'■■ 'Jni' persons. This raises tli - total loss uf i'fe
to 30
chew rr. 'i i .a it'.
Kkw York, Kc)■••. 13. Capt. Joseph
MoKee, uf die •'.-, Veniasseo, which
arrived this morniuti from St. Augustine, Florida, H'|i ■,',. 'i,.; at aoon yes-
terdnyi off the norlh cast lightship, be
picked up 2 Hfe.biMls ccniai'iing Oiij't.
0. A. Bull, bis wife, 2 children nnd 14
oftho own of Ibe bark Albatross,
which thoy had abandoned tm account
of her sinking oondition a few linurs
before. The bark una iron. Copenhagen, oil laden.
New York, Sept. 13,— Jf, W. Gass-
weiu, hiii'dware dealer, 39 Jolul street
was murdered in his uliicn, nt 11:20
o'clock ihis illuming by a man unknown tu tli,. i-Hi;,l,■■-.:■. Tlio murderer was taken tu the old ship station
and the coroner notified. The name
oftho man win killed Gosawein is
Christian Uyblo, a machinist, and liveB
at 1215 Sargent street, Philadelphia.
He had siraio trouble recently over a
patent suit, claiming lie had been
beat, n out of it, and on entering Goss-
wein's cllico to-tiny demanded -$500 in
order tliat be might cuter the Old
Men's Home at 1'Jiiladelphia. Gruaa-
wein refused and IK Ido Bhot him.
San Franoisoo, Sept 13.—The
jury in the breach uf promise ease of
Annie Berry, ihe variety actress,
against Geu. Woodhead, a young mail
with a comfortable fortuno, fur 825,-
000 damages, gave the plaintiff a verdict for une fifth uf that sum last night.
San Fbanoisco, Sept. 13.—J. R.
Dollar, Albert Donavou and Gus
Mercy, prisoners at stnto prison at
San Quentin, nerving torms for burglary, and employed aa bakers in tlio
prison mess, mndo thoir escape last
on ms TRACK,
San Francisco, Sept. 13—Win. E.
Denny, assistant postmaster of Bonneville, Ind,, whu disappeared nn Aug.
3th, with 87,000 belonging lo the
money ordor fund in his oflice, lins
beeu located iu bin's state. The post
office inspectors believo thoy will capture him within the next few dnys.
New York, Sept. 13.—The fifty
Americans who lmve been making a
tour in Europe fur six weeks, arrived
to-day on tho City uf R,'ino. All returned mure contented with their lot
becauso nf the coinpaiiaoii made on
the other side. Without an exception,
they ai o of the opinion that the American workman is better paid, better
housed, better fed, hotter clothed and
generally better off than his European
Brookvillb, Ont., Sept. 13.—Thu
str. Rotliaay, nf Kingston, nnd ibe lug
Maria, of Ogdenaburg, N. Y., collided
between heru and Mail laud last uight,
and two lived wore lost, Tho Roth-
Bay had au excursion party on board.
She was beached; the Maria sank Immediately. Sam Jordan, of Waddington, and Win. Sullivau, uf OgdeiiB-
burg, N. Y., both of the tug crew
were tho only persons drowned in the
collision. The tug wns valued at $10, -
St. Louis, Mo., Sopt. 13.—Monroe
Gray, who shot and killed his wife and
William Ditch, tire years ago, and
who after a sensational trial was sent
to prison for one yuar, suicided this
morning by shooting himself through
the heart. Gray bad been brooding
over the tragedy over since he left
DuLirrn, Minn., Sept. 13. — Representatives of the Canadian Pacific Railroad weru in Duluth today loonting a
system of wheal elevators. Tho Canadian Pacific will build a 150,000 bushel
olevatur at Furt William next winter.
This will give tbo Oanadian Pacific a
total terminal capacity of 5,000,000
Montreal, Sopt. 13 — President
VanHnrnn nf tin. Onintdinn Paoifio
Railway, denies tho report that liis
compiii'i ii liegot tin j with the Now I
York f t', ..-■,    : ! ', .' lido con leolion
Copenhagen, Sept. 13.—A number
of nihilists recently arrived in Denmark and tlio authorities are faking
extraordinary precautions for the pro-
toction of the cznr during hia coming
visit at Copenhagen, as it is feared an
attempt ou bis life ia intended.
London, Sept. 13.— Tho directors
of the dock companies and strikers
havo accepted Cardinal Manning's
proposed compromise that tbu payment
of increased wagon shnll commence
Nov. 4th. Wurk will bo resumed nt
London, Sopt. 12.—After his conference with tho directors of tbo Dook
companies, Cardinal Mantling informod
Messrs. Burns and Tillett that although
tho directors adlioro to tlieir point nud
intended putting increase into operation January 1st, they wero atill open
to negotialiuna looking to a compromise. Cardinal Manning said he was
authorized to say to strikers that if
they had other terma tu suggeet ii
would be iieoessavy for them to first
agree nmonget themselves. The directors bad nothing from tbe men at
present which r.tiey considered sufficient to wairiiw. tlieir deliberations
and were firm in tlieir resolve to mako
no overtures to them. If, however,
tho leaders would formulate final proposals lliey wuuld bo presented through
Cardinal Manning and the directors
would consider them.
London, Sept. 12.—It is learned
from St. Ptewburg that tho czar has
ordered an immediate increase of the
rolling stuck ou lhe railways in tho
southern portion of tho Russian empire, and nfnro especially on those
along the Aualro-Huhgariiin frontier.
Thia action is tho reslut of repeated
tirgings on the part of tho Russian
minister of war, who baa taken the
ground that in case nf war tlio facilities
f.ir the effective mobilization of tlio
army would be wholly inadequate.
Austria has within the last your added
greatly to tbo capacity of bor railroads
for the quick transportation of troops,
nnd if Germany baa not dono likewise
it ia only because ahe did uot neod to,
her railway system having years ago
been brought into n state of perfection
from a military point of viow. Thus
while the three emperors aru talking
peace to one another, and to tbo world,
these ministers nro apparently acting
un the principle ilint tho best way to'
presorvo peace ia tu bo prepared for
war. At le'iat this seems tn bo tlto
only explanation that can reconcile
the worda of the rulers with thu acta
which thoy permit on tho part of thoir
lepresentMives. Tbe cost of tho proposed improvements in the Russian
railway facilities i3 estimated at 2,000,-
000 roubles and the actual amount expended will probably be much greater,
unless the Russian government officials
and contractors havo recently changed
their methods.
New York, Sept. 12.—All sorts of
rumors have boon current of disasters
to shipping. Ocean steamers arrived
to-day ns follows: Teu'onic, frum
Liverpool, Eng., Stale of Georgia,
Glosgow; Hannnonia Bremen mid
Pennland, Hamburg. Paweugers
report that they have had a thrilling
experience during tho past few days,
but all passed through safely.
Boston, Sept. 12.—Tho somite committee on the relations between the
United States and Canada continued
its sessions to-day. John L. Batchelor,
representing tho Coal Trade Association, wns the first witness. He
thought that the removal of the duty
ou coal would be to increase the sale
of our soft con! to Canada. Withont
duty our coal would bo very cheap to
Canadians, conipnred wilh Canadian
conl He-did not think the removal
of the duty would tend to sustain our
diminishing iron industries, nor would
it make coal cheaper. The idea was
absurd. F. H. Odoirno, coal dealer,
said that the removal of the duty
would result in reciprocity, whioh
would dnilile the quantity of our
bituminous coal in Canada. T. J.
Jefferson Coobdge, representing the
Amoakong Manufacturing Company of
Manchester, N.H , snid lie was largely
interested in thu cotton manufacturing
industry. On questions of Canadians
coming here and returning instead of
being naturalized, the witness said
his companyemployed 7,000 operatives,
one-half of whom were Canadians. Of
these, four-fifths romainded here and
became American citizens. They
were frugal, teniperateandlaw-abiding
citizens. Mr. Cuolidge said ho believed in the schomo of a Zollverein. He
thought it would bo advantageous both
to Canada and the United States, especially to the former, us it was the
smaller country.
Queenstown, Sept. 12.—Tho firo
iu the hold of the steamship Britannic
started on the morning of September
5th, and originated in the cotton
stowed under one of the port hatches.
When the flames were discovered the
passengers, with the exception of a
few stalwart occupants of the steerage,
were ordered off from the burning part
of the Bhip. The oflicers and crew,
with the assistance of thu steerage passengers selected, worked with energy
and will to extinguish the flames,
which were subdued iu about two
hours. Pint of tbo burning cotton
was thrown overboard and the remain-
dor wus hoisted on deck uud thoroughly drenched. On the morning of tho
6th the smouldering lire in the hold
again buret into flames, but it was
quickly extinguished. Tho passengers enthusiastically praise the conduct
uf the officers and crew.
petition held back.
New Youk, Sept. 10.— A profound
suiiBiitioii has been created by tho do-
volnniiipnt thnt, tin. netllinn nf TVTrq
Maybrick tu the quoeii, praying lor
pardun fur the sake of ber two child-
iiii and bin- mother, nnd protesting
in the must solemn words her innocence of the crime imputed to hor,
never roaohed her majesty, but was
suppressed ut the home office. The
home sooretary will bo rigidly ques-
tiiined concerning tho matter upon tho
ro-nssombhng of parliament, Another
discovery is, that whilo the agitation
for pardon was in progress on official
in the homo office went to Livorpool
and secrotly interviewed Nurao Yap
and several othor witnesses for tho
prosecution, with a viow of scouring
further testimony ngninst tlio unfortunate woman, and wliich, from ono
cuuso or another, bad not come out in
court. Prominent lawyers any that
thia course of procedure was unprecedented and tbo developments have
givon an additional Impetus lo the
movement towards securing tho full
and unconditional pardon of tlio convicted woman.
A Sj-7,000,000 Bridge to Span the
St, Lawrence from Quebec
to Point Levis.
New York is Making a Strong Effort to Secure tho World's
Fair in 1892.
A Large Fruit Cannery in San Jose
Destroyed by Fire.  Dani-
a-jo, §10,000.
Quebec, Sept. 14.—Edward Eiffel,
Bon of the builder of tho Paris tower,
and M. Ciel, hia father's partner, are
hero in connection with tho proposed
bridging of the St, Lawrence at Quebec, to unite the Canadian Pacific and
tliu Intercolonial railways, The estimated coat of tho worn ia 87,000,000.
Hamilton, Out., Sept. 14.-Mr.
Van Horno said tu-day, concerning
the Canadian Pacific's plana, that it
will have connection with the Cnitcd
Statos near tho international bridge
and will' build its own bridge across
the Niagara rivor. It haa arranged
for connection with G of tho loading
American railroads, and will bo able
to run into Buffalo on must advan-
New York, Sept. 14.—Mayor Grant
to-dny made a movo towards desirable
results by sending to tho governors of
tho states and territories, tbo mayors
of all cities having flrat and second
class poat offices, and all senators and
1'epreQen.tativeB, official invitations aaking thom to co-operate with the city
authorities of Nuw York to sccuro the
international exposition of 1892 for
this city.
Washington, Sept, 14.—The secretary of the navy is to-day considering the proposition, submitted to him
just after the failure to effeot the
ruildingof the two 3,000-ton cruisers
by contract, to havo them built by tho
government at tlio navy yards. If bo
decides to have tbem built at the yards
ono of them will go to Mare Ialand,
Cal, and one to New York.
San Jose, Sept.. 14.—At 1:30 this
morning J. H. Fi'ckingsr'a fruit cannery, about threo miles from here, was
burned to the ground. Tho building
was 80x100 feet, ono story high and
valued at §3,000. lt contained a plant
valued at §20,000. Six carloads of
dried prunes, valuod at 812,000,15,000
pounds of sugar, worth over §1,000,
and about §3,000 worth of other dried
fruit, were destroyed. The total loss
is about §50,000, fully insured. A
warehouse containing from §00,000 to
§75,000 worth of thia season's canned
fruit, and situated only 80 feet from
the cannery, was saved. The origin
of the tire is unknown.
New York, Sept, 14.—The pilot
boat David Carroll this morning
brought into quarantine the captain
and crew of the German barque Wena.
Tho barquo hailed from Wilmington,
ond when off Bamoyat was stove in by
heavy seas. The David Carroll tried
to tow her in, but shortly after getting
a line to her tho barque capsized.
Jersey City, N.' J., Sep.t 14.—
Morey nnd Timothy O'Brien, two
brothers, both butchers, aged about 40,
quarreled this morning orer the disposition of the property left by their
mother. Morey stabbed Timothy with
a butcher knife, killing him almost instantly. He was arrested.
San Franoisoo, Sept. 14.—The customs oflicers this morning made a
seizure of ten tins of opium in the engine room of the steamer Oity of
Puebla, which arrived from Victoria
lost night.
Paris, Sept. 14.—The journals are
full of lists of candidates for the
chamber of deputies, and of appeola of
nominees to their constituents. Tho
number put forward ne Boulangist-,, so
far, iB 256. In addition to these the
majority of the royalist and imperialist nominees are. committed openly,
or by implication, to the support of
THE TAivam exhorted.
Paris, Sept. 14.—Interesting documents concerning the coming elections
have beon put forth by two prominent
ecclesiastics. The archbishop uf
TorouB, in a public communication,
exerts tho faithful to oxerciso their
political rights, but at the aamo time
warns thom tho church should shun
any participation in a merely political
strife. The bishop of Autun, in a
pastoral letter affirms the right of the
clergy to vote, and requests the faithful to offer prayers for nine dnys at the
period of the elections.
Paris, Sopt. 14.—-The exposition is
averaging 150,000 persons daily. Buffalo Bill a Wild West Show is turning
people away, and his fifth month finds
the public interest unabated.
London, Sept. 14.- Wm. O'Conner,
the oarsman, was a passenger on the
str. AlaBka which sailed for Now York
London, Sept. 14.-Six mills bavo
olosed at Blackburn owing to tho depressed condition of trado.
London, Sopt. 14,—Cardinal Manning and tlm lord mayor "f London
are now endeavoring to hriug i ' ■ uto
settlement of the differences between
tho lightermen and other employers,
arising out of tho deciaiou uf tiio farmer to reject the conoCBBiou infido to
llicm unlil the dock lobi... Iril
should be settled.   It in  thought  tho
negotiations will be brought to a  successful isBUo to-day.
Dublin, Sept. 14—The Freeman's
Journal publishes a letter from Patrick
Delaney, now serving a term of life
imprisonment in Maryborough prison,
addressed to the prominent ollicinls of
Dublin Castle. Delaney waa sentenced
to death for complicity in iho Phoenix
Park murder, but Earl Spencer, when
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, commuted
hiB sentence to imprisonment for life.
Ho was brought before the Parnoll
Coiniuiaaiou last January to givo testimony for the Times, mid in the letter
ilo piteously implores the ufliciala addressed to obtain bis release frum imprisonment ns a reward fir his evidenco, intimating that promises of tho
recognition of hia services, tantamount
to immunity from further penal servico, were mndo as an inducement to
London, Sept. 14.—Mr. Gladstone
sinco his return to England has expressed, privately, extreme annoyance
at the press repuits ot hia remarks nn
Britisli politics, Bnnlieti in France.
Theso say ho litis committed, himself tu
unconipi'uiiiisinir opposition tu tiiu university propusals. Mr. Gladstone says
ho declines, na ho haa all along declined, tn fui'in any opinion, and fnr
less tuexprus* himself in any manner
concerning the project ef which bo has
heard nothing definite, lie prefers lu
Icnow perfectly what he is talking
about befure he says anything definite,
'I'hcslrishUathtiHc, in ita forecast of Mr,
Balfour's bill fur the establishment uf
a Catholic university, in Ireland, snys
thu Roynl university will uut be abolished because it is required fur non-
conforinista anil nthuis unable tu avail
themselves uf tho advantages offered
by Trinity college, but its establishment will be largely reduced. Queens
cullege, at Belfast, will bo maintained
and will lie empowered to confer de-
greoB. The annual savingB from tliu
extention of Queens cullege at Cork,
and Queens cullege at Galway, combined with tlie savings from retrench-
niont at the Royal university, is expected to partially meet thu cost uf
the endowment of the now university.
London, Sept. 14.—At a mooting of
the common weavers it waa resolved
that there should be a joint meeting uf
the nperatora and manufacturers to
consider a scheme for breaking down
the cottuu ring.
London, Sept. 14. - The master
lightermen have conceded tbo points
submitted to them on behalf of their
employees, and the Inst cbatacle in the
wny of a general resumption of businesa ia removed, and the great, Btrike
ia ended. The men will return to
work ou Monday.
Chicago, Ills., Sept. 13.—A terriflic
explosion of gaa occurred in a Milwaukee avenue plumbing ahup thia morning. A leak had sprung, and whou
Patrick Loftus entered tne baaeinont
with a lighted lantern an explosion
followed. Altogether fifteen persons
are reported hurt by the accident, four
San Francisco, Sept. 13.—The
national conference of charities this
morning accepted the invitation of the
city board of charities of Portland,
Oregon, to visit that city when the
conference is conoluded,
Atlantic City, Sept. 13.— The German ship Gcstcr-Mindo ia aground
here, Tho sen is veiy heavy and the
orew will be obliged to abandon her to
sunset cox's sunset.
New York, Sept. 13.—The funeral
of Congressman Cux t.iok place this
morning and was largely attended.
Among the mourners wore Vice-President Morton and Ex-Preaident Cleveland.
Topeka, Kansas, Sept. 13.—Defeots
in the construction of the new capitul
building hove beeu discovered, aud
the large dome, the architects announce, is liable to fall through into
the rotunda at any time. The building has beon vacated and au investigation begun.
Norfolk, Va., Sept. 13.—The British BtoauiBhip Godfrey, from St. Jago,
Cuba, to Baltimore, with iron ore, went
ushuro near Cape Henry last night
whilo making fur Cape Sable. It iB
thought Bhe can be floated by lightening her cargo.
Atlantic, N. J., Sept. 13.—Tbo
opening of travol ovor tho Atlantic
nnd Camden rond haa given freo nc-
ccasa to this city from the outside
world, and all anxiety is relieved; no
loss of life baa occurred, as far ns yet
ascertained one man had his arm
broken, and that seems tu have beeu
the nnlv casualty. The Ben is Btill
puiiruig uu tbu beach with unabated
Violence, and tiie wind ia still vory
high, but lins not the force of tho pant
fow daya; hotels at the inlet are cut off
from the rest of lho island. It ia now
thought that §150,000 will fully cover
loss to property bore. Damage to
railroads cauuot yet bo estimated, but
will bo much greater than to othor
proporty. The inconvenience cauBed
by the lack of frosh fond has been relieved and every train brings carloads
of all kinds of provisions.
m a receu
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w Goods, Jackets, Paletots, Dolmanettes,
and Ulsters.
A Large Assortment of MEN'S SUITS
from' $7.00.
Pell, Rice Goil-spring iIcLaughlan
MO OS- G M  _B
Democrat and Express Wagons!
62T The Best and Cheapest Rigs ever offered for sale in
British Columbia.-1!*.
Tt-eici db O-ULrrle.
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Cor. Columbia and Mary Sts., New Westminster.
The above named firm having fully decided to retire from the
Dry Goods Business and confine their attention to the Grocery
Business for the future, now offer the whole of their
Choice, New, Well Selected and Well Bought Stock of Dry
Goods and Clothing at
Cost Prices for Cash.
A rare chance is now offered to intending purchasers, aa the stock consiats of
goods just suited for the preaent and coming season. All fresh and in prime order
and purchased in the best foreign markets at rock bottom prices.
Sale to commence on Monday, the 16th instant, and to continue until the whole
of the stock has been closed out. REMEMBER THE PLACE: Corner of Columbia and Mary Streets.
Planing 11 Company, U
i.. jus of taii liteseiLiiif
Shingles, Shakes, Laths, Pickets,
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WOOd Furnishing for Canneries.
Doors,   Frames.   Windows,
nolfldwly VOLUME 34. 	
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NO. 38.
The New Boyal Columbian Hospital nl
Sainii'iioii. Short -Sketch of Bulla*
Ing nuil Hi Surroundings.
As tlio traveller from .New Westminster begins tlie U3cent of the gentle
declivity just north of Sapperton, ou
the Port Moody road, be will observe,
if he look carefully, the sables, roof-
west and chimney tops of what looks
like a large villa ornee, just overtopping tbe summits of the circumjacent
trees. Tbe scene, as ho draws nearer
snd turns off the main road, to his
right, to roach the house, will recall to
hia mind tlio lines of Felicia Heinans
anent the "stately homes of England;"
ior this looks exactly like tho summer
or suburban residence of some wealthy
oity inan. But tho mind of the stranger is soon disabused of this idoa, and,
if' lie is philanthropic, he will bo
pleased to learn that not for the purpose of providing a luxurious homo fur
a, fow sybarites, but for the far nobler
aim oi extending help to all, irrespective ot color, rank or creed, this beautiful edifice took shape. Itis, in fact,
the now huspital which is shortly to bo
opened, and will take the place of tbo
old Royal Columbian hospital, which
has done so much service, and bo much
to make Agnes street, in that vicinity,
"awfully homely." Perhaps a brief
sketch of tho construction of so notable an institution would be appropriate
at this time. The main building rests
npou a foundation of solid granite aud
rubble-stone, and the basement contains throe large rooms, comprising a
furnished room, furnace room and a
large room for general storage. The
furnished room' was intended as a
strong room for violent cases of insanity Towards the rear the building is
supported upon stone piers. The
main front faces tho town and looks
out upon the river, with side elevation
and » huge entrance facing tho road.
The main hall runs the full length of
lie'building and is 10 feot wido,
crossed at tho centre by a transverse
hall extending from front to roar of
the hospital. Off the main hall are
found the operating room at the northwest corner, bedroom, drug room,
lavatory and baths, dining room, with
dummy running to tioors above, pantry, and in rear of the house and well
out nf tho way, the kitchen, bed room
for servants, and the laundry, which is
fitted up on the most approved principles. There is also a lavatory and ull
conveniences, in this quarter of
the building. Immediately behind the lavatory is the morgue.
Near the main entrance are the office
on one side and the reception room on
the other, also the women's ward. Up
stairs on the second floor, which is approached by two staircases, one at
each end of the hall, terminating at a
landing across the centre of the hall,
from which a single staircase leads to
the third floor—on the Becond floor
are,, a Urge ward. 19 by 33 feet, and 3
smaller wards, 19 by 23 foet, also a
number of bod rooms and all the necessary sanitary fixtures. The third
floor will not be used for some time;
fcut when it is found necessary to enlarge the accommodations down stairs,
this floor can bo fitted up on tlie same
scale of comfort and convenience as
the others. Detached from the main
Ibuildiug and nt tlm north sido nf it is
found a little ^em uf utchiteoture in
the steward's lodge,which contains parlor, dining and drawing rooms, bed
looms, bath room, and is iitted with
all the best modem improvements and
accessories to the civilised idea of cotn-
Both buildings are finished in nativo
cedar throughout, with turned comer
Hocks and casings.
The main building is sheathed inside wilh lath, ship lap, and is plastered. Outside of frame is covored by
1x0 rustic. Tho floors aro deafened,
and every room in the liouse will be
warm and comfottable, even in the
depth of winter, while the perfect system of ventilation will make it a summer retreat of delicious coolnesB. Pi-
Tottcd transoms over the windows in
the main building can bo worked independently, and in all tho wards are
ventilating flues. Tho plumbing is
complete in every, respect, not only
the most improved appliances having
been used, but several ingenious devices for the expulsion of foul air, tlio
invention of Mr. Clou, tho architect,
havo been put in. Pip? lias been laid
all roady for gas. Tho house will bo
supplied throughout with hot and cold
water. The style of the building is of
the melange description, ono might call
it the Salmagundi, or the Pot Pourri,
or the tn' mJnrein style; itis, in fact,
one of those delightful architectural
concoctions for which the architect can
offer no excuse, and which everybody
says is perfectly beautiful, which is always a valuable acquisition to a city's
architecture, aud which, like a good
novel nr a good ragout, contains insin-
nations of everything that is pleasing
to the cultivated taste. Tho hospital
may be put down as the villa stylo,
ornament il. it his shingled roof, with
prut1.,, ,.., i here anil there, rough
oaati.i.vj t.i.ibeii'd, and sometimes oon-
tainiim either windows or ventilators
The o„ tailed clipped shingles look very
affective and pretty, something liko
fish scales, in their regularity. Dentil
cornices obtain all around the building.
At the outranco near thn road is a
broad piazza, 14 by 28 feot. The
main building is BO by 72 feet, and,
including the wings tit both ends,
measuring 15 feot each, makes the total length 100 feet. The grounds will
he laid out iu consonance wiih the elegant appearance oftho building. Away
up in tho top of the building aro one
or two of thoso peculiar little windows
known to the architectural "perfesh"
as eye winkers! from the ono which
faces the river and city, a view of indescribable beauty can be obtained, a
sort of edupd'oeil, as it were, of tbo
sonth wesiern part of the Westminstor
district. The only trouble is llie posh-
show character of tbe window,   for  it
person—especially reporters, who have
always big heads—ean look out at a
Messrs. Clow Ss Macluro are the architects, and Mr. Purdy the contractor. Tho hospital will be ready for occupation in a week or two, it is expected, and will be worthy a visit-
not as a patient, but to personally examine its excellences.
Something iiimul the Internal Workings.
Work au Hand.  A llevlcv ul' thn
l'asl. iin.l fl'ulure 1'ruspcvlH.
The Brunetto Saw Mills, situated at
the mouth of the Brunette river, from
which it takes its name, on tho bond
of the Fraser river, has for nearly 13
years been a familiar land mark in
this vicinity. This gigantic business
at ita incipience was of tho plainest
and most unpretentious kind, and
about the entire property of tho concern was a little direct-notion sawmill engine, which for some timo did
all the work. But the affairs of tlto
company prospered and at thu present
day are striding forward well in the
front rank in tho march of improvement going on around the city.
The largest engine at the mills has a
16x18 inch cylinder and an 8 foot
driving wheel, and this engine drives
only tho largo saws. Au engine with
a 12x14 inch cylinder drives all tho
other machines, and thoy are fitted
with all modern improvements, siedit-
feod oilers, etc.
The water used in the boilers is obtained on the hill behind Sapperton,
collected into a tank and thence by
pipea to the initio. This water is io-
markablo for the faot that it leaves no
sediment behind and never clogs up
the pipes and guages as the water of
the Fraser does.
The two great aaws were making
useful havoc of a huge log when Tim
Columrias man was introduced to
them; one of these saws is by Spalding
of San Franoisco and the otlier a Hoe
saw, SOi and 04 inches in diameter
respectively. Ono saw slices the log
up into any thickness of plank desired,
and the plunks are passed over to the
odger, which takes the rough edgo off
iu a trice, "and the edgings are thrown
awayl" innocently remarks tho visitor.
"Not much,'' retorts his guido, "all
that are fit go over to tho lathing machine." The lathing machine docs its
work in a wholesale kind of way that
is inspiring; an ordinary looking piece
of rough timber iB slipped in at one
end and comes out at the other three
straight laths, and so ou all day. Its
capacity with 4 men is 8,000 to 10,000
laths per day. All the sawdust, scraps,
edgings and refuse are thrown into
channels in the floor, along tho bottom
of which a Ewart link, endless chain,
furnished at short intervals with cleats,
iB moving noiselessly, carrying off this
waste material  to the burner.
One of the largest orders on hand at
present ia that from the different can-
neriea for 100,000 salmon boxes. This
requires a special kind of lumber aud
great exactitude in cutting. The
printing press for stamping tho brand
and name of tirni on tho ends of the
boxes is kept pretly busy id! day. Tho
boxes are shipped off as required, on
scows and 5,000 make a respectable
load for ono scow.
A lame planing machine, by Coldie
Ss MoOullock, of Gait, Out., and also
a double surfacing machine whicli
operates on both sides at once, by the
same firm, were next shown. Near
this is the flooring machino, by McGregor, Gourlay tt Co., of Gait, Ont.
On account of cannery work theso aro
all kept in active operation night and
day at present, Tlie shingle machine
has a capacity of 20,000 shingles por
day and they are put up in bundles
ready for the market, right on the
spot, by Ohinamen.
A regular force of 70 men is employed, although that number will be
materially increased very soon on account of improvements and enlargements,
In the drying house a ear load of
spruco for the Bell Organ and Piano
Company, of Guelph, is undergoing
the drying process. A car load of this
wood, British Columbia spruco, was
sent to this company somo time ago,
for uso in tho manufacture of their Instruments, nnd tbey were so woll
pleased with the timber tlmt they at
once ordered more, and speak very
highly in its praise
The burner, which stands just aeroas
the Brunette river from the mills, is
27 feet high and about 12 feet in diameter. It was built by tho Wm. Hamilton Iron Works, Peterborough, Ont.,
and sent out ready to put together;
and so well waa it constructed that not
the slightest difficulty was experienced
in putting the huge structure together.
Inside, the burner is lined with $800
worth of fire bricks from the bottom to
the top. The whole mass rests on an
elaborato foundation of solid stone, lot
well down into the ground; the
draught, supplied by means of iron
doors at tho base, is very strong, and
all danger of fire is thus effectually
prevented. The top iB guarded by a
wire guage orown, through which no
spark of any importance can escape.
Mr. Kennedy, manager of tho mills,
says that tbe burnor ia not nearly high
enough, although tbey will be able to
worry along with it for a whilo yet,
The docka along the Fraser aro vory
extensive, and a depth of 30 feet ia obtainable right alongside. All logs required aro takon into the Brunetto and
there fished out ns wantod.
Tho plans for tbo erection of premises fur this company on a scalcof
great magnitude are out, and thoy will
occupy some of tlm old ground now in
use. When finished, the new mills
alone will be nearly as large as the
Rtias-MoLaron Mills, The work upon
the now buildings will bo pushed forward with all rapidity and aro expeoted to be finished at an early date.
Children Cryfor
Beginning with Saturday, September
Uth, tho West Shore, of Portland, Or.,
will becomo au illustrated weekly,
whoso speoial aim will be to givo
vivid and picturesque engravings of
scenes and incidents of tho Paoifio
coast, lt will be profusely illustrated
and printed from new typo throughout,
aud it will be one of the handsomest
papors printed oil the coast. This
undertaking is a great ouo and calls
for the expenditure of much money
and for indefatigable labor in all
departments. It is a long step in advance for the Paoifio coast to thus
attempt the publication nf an illustrated
weekly of the first ordor of artistic
merit, nud tho fact of its publication
will do much to enhance the reputation
of Pacitic coast journalism. The price
of tho now paper will bo 10 cents a
copy, or $4 a year.
 —       »	
Alaska Salmon.
A Washington deoputeh saya:—In
accordance with tho act of congress
passed last session, Colonel Marshall
McDonald, fish commissioner, sont a
patty this summer to Alaska to mako
investigations on tlio sidmou rivers in
that territory, witli a viow to prescribing regulations for the protection of
the fisheries. Dr. Bond is in oharge of
tho investigation and his report is from
Karluk, Aug. 10th, and hns just beon
roceived by tho commissioner. Dr.
Bond saya tho Karluk iB, according to
statistics, the greatest salmon river in
Alaska. The falling off' in tho catch
this yoar was anticipated owing to over
liBhing and seining at tho mouth of tho
river, which makes tho ascent of fish
to their spawning grounds a niatter of
grent difficulty except on ono day of
the weok. Ono river is tull of young
salmon. Tho stream is broken by
rocks and rapids and lagoons, but tho
enemies of the salmon, aside from
tishen, aro found- in the salmon shark,
a species of eagle, comorants, gulls,
scalping dolly vardons and steel beads.
Tbero wero six canning companies located at Karluk and all tho fishing _ ia
done along a little piece of outside
beach adjacent to the rivor mouth, not
exceeding half a milo in length. In
the last two miles of the river course
tho haul of seius are the main dependence, somo of the larger ones being
15,000 feet long. The catch of Aug,
4, was 153,000, one firm only taking
150,000. Fishing goes one day and
night, except from Friday at midnight
to Saturday midnight, when the ascent
of tho salmon is unobstructed, The
report says the sentiment of tho fishermen is iu favor of obeying the law
against obstructions. A trap placed
in the river was taken out by them
just' before the arrival of the party,
and an old Hussian sapoa, formerly located near the rapids, was burned.
The numbor of fishermen employed at
Karluk are 400 whites, and several
hundred Chinese aro employed in the
cannories. Mr. Booth surveyed three
milcB, but further progress cannot be
made this year.
Langley Council,
Council met at the usual place on Saturday Sept 7th at 11 a. in. present the
Beevo and Conns. Mufford, Darcy,
Houston and Yeoman. The minutes of
pre viousmoetingv.'ere read and confirmed,
On motion a grant of tf'100, waa voted,
for changing the Yale road at Murray's
Hill, the balance required being done by
tbe government. Letter of advice from
J. E. Gaynor re Conn. Gray's resignation
received and filed. On motion It. Morris, Sr., was appointed councillor iu
room of T. Gray. Petition from T.
ltueue and others received mid laid over
until next meeting. Volition fiom N.
Coglau and others received and Conn.
Darcy instructed to expend §50 on repairs to Telegraph road. Communication from Hon. Jno. Robson received and
filed. The following contracts were
awarded: Bridge-river road, to Archie
Campbell, StO.OO; Telegraph road, S.
McClughan, 24 chainsfor Slo.00; Spier's
road, S, McClughan, 18 chains for.?2ii;
Port Hammond road, T. Yeoman, §30;
Boakc a road, B. Boako 13 chains for §20.
The rato on the dollar was fixed at $ of
l per cent, and the revenue and Balary
by-laws wetc read three times and passed. An appropriation of SiiO.OO was
made for enlarging and fencing tho
graveyard, and a committee appointed
consisting of Reeve and Coun. Mufford
and Houston to draw up specifications
for next meeting. Tenders were ordered
to be called for September 20th, for
building bridge on town line and oon-
ract on MoKee's road. The elerk was in-
Btruoted to Bend Surroy council a protest
against their action in blocking tho Nico-
inekl river, after being opened for navigation by the Dominion govornmont, by
building a bridge without a draw. The
clerk was instructed to notify the Fraser
River Iron Mining Company to report
the road at western end of municipality
damaged by their mining operations.
Coun. Darcy was instructed to sell
work on Molvor'a road to tho amount of
§25.00 as soon as practicable. The fol:
lowing accounts were ordered paid: T.
Culbert, §2.00; W. Lawrence, §1.50; E.
Yorkson, §20.00; ami Watson, §25.00,
Notico of motion, Coun. Yeoman to appoint a licensing board, Couu, Davie
to move that no work be passed in future
unless inspected and passed by two councillor's. Council then adjourned until
first Saturday in October.
A Montreal despatch of Thursday
Bays; Two youug men, John Honnes-
soy and Michael Muloahy, woro arrested laBt March, charged with having
committed a criminal assault on.Molina Roborts. Hennessey wna tried in
June, convicted, and sentenced to
fourteen years "in the penitentiary,
loudly protesting his innocence Muloahy was tried to day, and tiio watchman, who saw the whole affair, BWore
positively that neither Muloahy uor
Hennessey was implicated, The minister of justice will be asked to investigate, and releaao Hennessey.
Pitcher's Castoria.
A recent death from hydrophobia
is supposed to have resulted from
allowing a dog to lick a razor-cut on
the. face.
A Frenoh physician reports cases
in which the usual incubation
period of measles—twelve or fourteen days—seems to have been considerably exceeded. In two cases
the disease appoared at least twenty
days after exposure, antl in the third
case in nineteen days.
An Ingenious Elhctbk* Lami>.—
A Belgian inventor, M. Pieper, has
devised a new and very simple incandescent lamp. A tliin pointed
rod of carbon, placed vertically,
rests upon two horizontal coppor
rods about a quarter of an inch apart,
and forms a bridge between them.
The current passes botween the copper rods through tho carbon, rendering^ incandescent. Springs movethe
copper rods slightly when the carbon is consumed, and prevent the
breaking of the circuit.
Foon from Iron.—In a now
treatise on manures, Mr. A. li. Griffiths states that the process of converting iron into Bessemer steeel results in the elimination of a basic
slag, oontuning from 14 to 20 per
cent of phosphoric aoid. Reduced
to an impalpable powder, this slag is
a valuable plant food; und ns manure the 350,000 tons of the slag obtained yearly' in England should
produce at least 4,000,000 tons of
hay, or sufficient for feeding 750-
000 head of cattle.
Turned in Nature's Machine-
Shop.—Two almost perfect spheres
about four inches iu diameter—ono
black and of vcgctalile origin, antl
the other white and it mineral product—were lately exhibited to the
Geneva Society of Physics and Natural History. Both wero remarkable as having been produced by a
mechanical movement. The black
bnll was one of two formed by the
slow rolling together of dust in a cavity of tho oak shaft of an old mill-
wheel ; and the whito ball was a
calcareous pebble found with many
others in a grotto traversed by a
torrent flowing into the Rhone.
Protective Paints.—The Dutch
State Railways have made a series
of experiments to dotermine exactly
tho relative resistance to weather
and sea water of various pigments.
Red-lead paints, boing mora adhesive to metal und more elastic, were
less affected by atmospheric changes
than those composed of the brown
oxides of iron. The protection afforded by any paint was found to be
increased by pickling tho plates in
hydrochloric acid before its application. Admixture with the oxide of
Borne electro-positive metal, such as
caustic lime or soda, prevented corrosion by sea water; but only magnesia proved long serviceable, as the
efficiency of the others was diminished when their alkaline properties
were neutralized by carbonic acid,
which they—unlike magnesium—
readily absorb, The magnesia not
only protected the iron from galvanic
action, but had no ofi'ect on the anti-
fouling qualities of the paint.
Stone-Cutting by Band-Saw,—
The "helicoidal wire cord"—first applied by M. Paulin Gray, of Marseilles—is coming into use as an effective plan for cutting stone in
many European quarries. An engine drives tt continuous wire cord
of about onc-sixtli of an inch in
diameter, composed cf three mild
steel wires twisted together, this
cord being guided by grooved pulleys, and stretched by u weighted
truck on an inclined plane. The
cord is placed upon the stone, and
the cutting sand is directed with
water along the course chosen.
Stones so hard ns hitherto to bo
worked only by moans of pick or
chisel are readily sawn, un hourly
cut of one inch in granite or four
inches in marble being regularly obtained in blocks liftoen or sixteen
feet long. A cord 150 yards long
will cut about seventy feet deep in
blocks fifteen feet long before being
worn out. Not only many blocks of
stono oan be sawed, but they may
be out out of tho solid rock by sinking n shaft to introduce the pulley-
A recent cartoon in a Now York
paper, hits of tho present sitntatitm
very well, Johu Bull is represented
with i number of bag? of r»>M bing
ing from his belt as approaching
Uncle Sain with the remark--"It's
a lot of troublo to buy you up piecemeal ; what will you take for your
whole blooming country, uny way""
Talking to a newspaper interviewer in Paris a few days ago, Edison, tho inventor, was asked:
"What is electricity, aftor all?"
And the practical scientist replied :
"It is a mode of motion, a system of
vibrations, a certain speed of vibration producos heat, a lowor speed
light, still lower something else."
This answer from a man who has
dono moro wonderful things with
electricity that any other, is typical
of the uncortanty of even the most
practical workers in mysterious
.*£*»,(.        «-&*",$     JBL    '
Xjb _£_. '1_?£7"
To provide for the Dyking and Draining parts of the Corporation of the District of Surrey.
HEREAS a majority iu number of the owners as shewn by the last revised
VV assessment roll of tho property hereinafter set forth to bo benefited by the
dyking and drainage have petitioned the Council of the said Distriot. of Surrey,
praying for tho dyking and drainage of certain lands whieh aro the lands hereinafter described, by the construction of certain works which aro the worka hereinafter provided for;
Anu whereas thereupon the said Council procured au examination to be mado
by Albert ,T. Hill and Company, Engineers and Land Surveyors, being persons
competent for such purpose, of the said locality proposed In be dyked and drained
and also procured plans and estimates of the work to be made, by tho said Albert
.J, Hill and Company and an assessment to bo made by them of tho real property
to be benefited by such dyking and drainage, stating as nearly as possible the proportion of benefit which in their opinion will be derived in consequence of such
drainage and deepening by evory road and lot or portion of lot, the suid assessment
so made aud the roport of the said Albert J. Hill and Company in respect thereof
and of the said dyking and drainage being as follows:
The Reeve and Council of the Corporation of the District of Surrey:
Gentlemen,—Wo have llie honor to report that yourlnsti'iiotlons to execute a survey of the lauds proposed to be reclaimed by the Hunvv \„, a lug and Drainage scheme
(by tbe construction or a 'lain ln the Serpentine iilvi-:-,' srul :i dyke "xlemllur Irom
the high bind on the nortii anil south line on wesl, side uf l.ul,51, Group 2, New Westminster District, and following llie shore lino, ns shown t,v nlnns and nrulilt-s, to n
connection wRb the existing system of dylces on tl orth bank of he .Nicomekl
River) hays been curried om. aud the results are embodied in the'iinns, Ac., Ao
herewith submitted,
The acreage subject io tidal oveiilow, including lands up to ono foot above extreme high water level, is 7,018.51 acres, and the uciougii of lands frnm oue to three
feet above extreme high water ie.vel is !ll'„',i5 acres.
Tbe acreage of land subject lo overflow in the same mannor, nod Included within
highway lluilis, Is 137.01) acres, and the material required in I'nlso the lilshwuvsull'eot-
cd, topne foul,above high water tnnl'k,wlll be 25,588 cubic yards.
Similar lnml, Included ln the right of way of the K, W.S. Hallway is 20 acres.
We submit Hint owing tn benellts to be derived from lhe dyking and drainage
scheme by laud- from one lo three feeliilmve high wali-r levei tbey should beam
proportion of the assessed cost of construction, Ac, Ac.,in ihu nil iu of 75 to 11)0,us compared with lands below one fool above high water mark,
The laud di ke required forthe protectionol the lands 10 lm improved will, accord-
Ingtollie tlnetidnpled. be In length 5,ll2nilh's,umt Ih,' eulili' euiitents,approximately
esLimnted, Is 21,21)0 oubte yards, and will require eighteen sluices or llond-gates of
moderate dimensions. Pruetieiilly the whole llneuf dyke is nil open prairie, hence
clearing and grubbing will be :i minimum.
Trusting that the information herewith submitted will bo satisfactory, and suffl-
clontly full and explicit for tbe purposes Itneiided,
Wo have the honor lo be, Gentlemen,
Your obedient servants,
A. .1. HIM, A Co.
New Wostmlnster, August 3rd, mso.
Names of Owners.
N W '4 See 20, Tp 8
MB      "      "     '•
N 15
I Acres
! below
high I
lide'lo As
1 fool
•il, Tp 2...
13,    "
17,   "
N 1-: 1,
N w
N¥   "     "     "
Lot 302, Township 2„,
SWJj Seel, Tp 2.,.,
NE     "      2,     "
NW    «      "     "
,N H W,"      "      "
SSW,"      "      "
Lot 107, Township 2...
15 8S|< Sec 3, Tp 2.....
L'U 232, Township 2..
"    61,
N W 'A Sec
SNE M, See 34.
SNB 'i       "
32,   "
..IN 15 H Soc 20, Tp 1	
.. N W '., "      •
ill-;!.,- '      "
,. S W Wi' "      "
.I.VW'.,        28,    "
. Lot 151), Township 1...
30.10 S
103. "
Stono, W A	
Stone, I'idward	
Parks, Joseph	
Paris,.! I)	
Johnson, W 1)	
Wiltshire Ernest ii.
Geoi'ne, Blllce	
Gray, Andrew ...
McQilluin.J W	
Cann, G W	
Brodie, Fetor.	
George, John	
Dafoe, Gordon P	
Walker, W .1	
Brown. E, Kslutc	
Robinson, John	
Brown, 15, Estnto	
Robinson, John	
Davis, Henry	
Robinson, Tom	
Hell. Hev. Wm	
Brown, Chris	
White, Francis	
Dafoe, Gordon P	
Dafoe, Gordon P	
Morton, Joint T	
Blinkinsop, Wm	
Cnnn.G VV	
Robinson, W J	
Huck, Abraham	
PembertoD, J IJ ,
Huck, A L	
McKciiKie, G.-orge...,
Smith, William	
Boolhroyd, A J	
Yeomans, H S	
Yeomans. RS	
Draper, WN	
Brown, D li	
Stelu.J W	
Brown, DR	
Johnson, Dan!	
Johnson, Dan!	
Johnson, Mrs R	
Moodyvllle SM Co.
Hookway, Thomas.
Johnston, James Jr
Johnston,'!' s	
Johnston Mis K.„.
Poison, N	
Brewster, Charles...
Poison, N ...
Wade, John	
Poison, N	
Wade, John	
McBride. Wm	
Murphy, —	
Stewart, John	
Stowarl.FA D	
N W s Hallway \
Yale & Hope wag Rd ....
Somlahmqo Head '	
McLennan Hoad	
Coast,Meridian Hoiull.. .
Anp WHEREAS tli- said Commit are of opinion that the dyking and drainage of
the locality described are desirable: ...
Be lTTiiKUKKoni-: ENACTED by the said Municipal Counoil of the said District
of Surrey, pursuant to tlie provisions of the Municipal Aet, ISS!), as follows:
1. That the said report, plana-aiid estimates bo adoptod and the said dyking
and drainage uml the works connected therewith be mado and constructed in
accordance therewith, the same beiug hereby dotonnini il lu ho in accordance with
the provisions of tlie said aet.
'1. That for the purpose uf paying the sum of 812,000, being the amount
charged against tha said lands sn to be lienelited an aforesaid other than roada belonging to the Municipality, tin ro shall he assessed and levied in the sumo manner
and at the samo time as taxes are levied upon the lots and parts of lots in tho said
report and assessment mentioned '.lie several sums with which tbe same are therein
charged, respectively, in two equal parts, One such pnrt in the year 1890 and one
such part in the year iSDl.
,'i. Tina for the purposo of faying the sum of $100, boing tbo amount assessed
as aforesaid against tho said roads of tho said Municipality, ono half part thereof
shnll be levied (in the same manner and ut tlie same time as taxes lire levied) upon
the whole rateable property in tin: said Dlstrlot of Surrey in each of the said yoars.
4. In case of oomplalnt by tlie owner or any person Interested in any property
assessed whether uf ovor-ohiirgo nr uuder-oharge of any proporty assessed nr that
property whioh (hould be asseoaocl hus been wrongfully omitted to be assessed, every
suoh complaint and tho proceedings in appeal thereon shall be hoard and bo had
anil determined us nearly ns may he as in tlie ease of un ordinary assessment.
This By-Lav. may lie oitod fur all purposes as tlie "Surrey Dyking ami Draining By-Law, ISS!)."
Passed the Municipal Council thin tenth day oi Aligust, 18S0.
Eeoomiderod and dually passed and the seal uf tlie Corporation appended
hereto this day uf 1889,
'       "i Reeve.
1 '""'j       ilitsavT. TiiniiT,
—,-• (',. ill. C. ntliMwinl
155 (III
21!. I'O
Ami,.   1 foot
lit       lu 3 ft.
Assess above
niout.   high
•17 2H'   8(1.80
680 80
2181 00
 I   20.70
20 70
145 Til'   (icon
0(1 00
e SO    63.60
53 .ill
00 48
12 40
12 40
 1   IKI.00
Oil (Kl
220 75i , 4.00
4 50
162 so
231 25
 !   10 30
11! .'10
10 30
183 75!     0.0K
0 00
102 75
IIP 70    20 011
20 00
103 70
21 111    18,60
13 50
3.5 40
243 Si  	
213 35
245 10; 	
245 10
0 Jl    11.01-
11 00
20 20
2:8 m
2-18 00
1:411 73
20 50
100 03
11 72
8 26
10 07
23 71
18 00
lll.'l 5!
100 52
141 05
13 00
238 70
t3S 711
238 70
1(18 50
8 75
117 26
8 75
■Iti 35
009 10
2(1(1 2",
217 75
158 25
245 111
0 00
0 110
44 82
7 00
231 SO
75 311
18 OO
03 31)
102 75
151! 55
10 00
172 65
oa 00
8 01!
70 on
105 85
171 85
218 00
248 no
280 31
230 31
1S7 05
1117 05
108 2li
108 20
220 41)
12 00
241 40
237 27
163. it
237 27
83 70
23 25
181 35
127 11
140 10
63 20
82 38
BS 17
213 55
218 65
282 if
282 10
2014 22
80 01
74 111
218 M
213 00
03 01
113 00
OS 25
08 25
40 51
40 50
224 7.-
224 75
220 88
142 00
77 50
77 60
210 25
240 25
21 70
264 20
254 20
:il7 52
317 52
80 76
89 78
00 70
107 It
107 10
156 08
168 88
17U 60
170 60
IHO oil
100 00
ino on
100 00
llll 0(1
100 00
ll'n IK.
100 00
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*$ i\
Tho nbovo brand of Chemically Puro WHITS! LEAD is mixed
nud ground to an impalpable fineness by a new process invented and
controlled by us.    The Load is snow-white, works easy under tho brush,
and covers a greater surface than Loads ground in tho old wny.
NO. 38.
City oouncil.
The oity council met at 8 p. in. on
, the 10th for the transaotion of business. Present—Aldermen Cnlbick,
McPhaden, Cunninghum, Curtis, Koid,
Shiles and Keary.
His worship Mayor TownBond in
the chair.
The minutes of tho last moeting
were read and adopted.
The following communications were
taken up.
From W. H. Mason, secretary of
the iirilisli Columbia benevolent so>
ciety, of Victoria, regarding a pauper
named Heinrich Sinionsoii who had
beon sent to Victoria and that the
abovo sooiety would not admit him, it
being the duly of the oity of New
Westminater to caro for this man.
: His worship explained that much had
already been dono for Simouson whu
was u chronic nuisance, not insane
onough for the asylum and just sick
enough to get into the hospital, whoro
* he was a cunatant source of annoyance. Simouson is either a Hungari-
' an, Bavarian or Belgian. Communication received, and on motion the
I clerk waa instructed to lind out, his
nationality and communicate with the
conaul of that country.
From Secrotary of tho agricultural
society enclosing Hat of names of distinguished personages who have been
invited to attend the exhibition. Be,
ceivod and Grst referred to tho invitation committeo, then, aftor some do
bate, accoptod as it. stood.
From Brunetto Sawmill Oo. re
questing permission to lay a pipe along
and across Columbia st. from noar the
penitentiary grounds to thoir mill.
Request granted aud subjoct to the
usual conditions.
From Richard Pickering, asking
whether hia services as expert on oity
sewerage wero required. Received
and Hied.
From deputy attorney-general, r
care and maintenance of the city prisoners in the provincial jail and stating
that uo compensation for their keep
would in futuro bo allowed, only prisoners sentenced to 14 days or more
will be admitted henceforth. Received and on motion referred to police
A potition from Wm. Reid and
others asking for the opening up of
somo streets near Edinburg and Lon
don Btreets, especially Pelham street.
From S. C. Hill, asking permission
to lay building material on Edinburgh
Bt, and asking for street lines and
sidewalk grade. Permission granted
as to building material with usual con
ditions; and tho board of works was
instructed to give atreet lines.
From Jamos Cunningham, protesting against tho cutting down of Agnes
etreet oppoiite bis residence and stating that he would hold tho council responsible for all damage done thereby.
Aid. Cunningham Baid that the complaints pouring in from all sides about
the street grading and improvement
mattor, were quite justifiable. He
said he ould get a common Chinaman
from tho Southern Railway track to
do u better jub on Agnes street than
was being dune nt present. There
were too many theodolites and not
enough common sense. He was very
sorry Aid. Jaques was not present to
hear overy word of this oriticism on
useless expenditure, lt was absurd
that the foolish notions of one man
should involvo the city in such grave
difficulties. Almost ovory alderman at
the board took a lively pait in tho debate which followed, and all agreed
with Aid. Cunningham's remarks in
ovory particular. Tho communication
waa received.
On motion it wns arranged that the
board of works meet ill front of Mr.
Jas. Cunningham's residence Wednesday morning add look ovor the state
nf affairs there.
From the secretary of the Southorn
Railway Company in regard to tho
agreement between the city and company, and thut tho lattor were not very
well pleased at the proposed changes
to bo made in tbe said agreemont, and
warning c "'icil of the danger of meddling with the lame.   Received.
Frnm A. M. Herring as to the raising of thoatrical license, and pointing
on*- tliu loss to tho city resulting thero-
from by reason of theatrical cum panics
being kept away by lho high rates,
and asltinij.that tbe old rates, namely,
S5 for tirst night, *'2.i»0 fur succeeding
nights, bo again instituted. Received
and tiled.
From Samuel Woods, foreman of
tho Hyack hose rod team aaking a
grant of 8100 to assist tbo toam in
going tn tho tournament at Tacoma
this month, Moved by Aid. Curtis,
soconded by Aid. Slides, that tho request bu granted.    Carried.
Tho liro and light committon reportod, recommending payment nf the following accounts: Thu Oss Co.'s bill,
except three and a half nights on which
lamps wero unt lb-bled, $102.0(j; f'»r
lighting Citv Hull, §10.'IO.    Adopted.
Health '.(iniumifti'O reported, recommending that the following bills be
paid: T. A. Muir, Ss Co., $15.35; Mrs.
Harvoy, SO; W-. IS. Fales, 85; T. J.
Trap]), S7.50; A. Hardman, 936.00;
Chief of Police Pcarco, 50 cts.; Wm.
MoColl, $110.35. A bill for some
blankets whioh wero burnod at tho
quarantine hospital was reforred back
to tho committee to report, as it waa
considered exorbitant. Rest of roport
Aid. Cunningham, for tho information of the council, reported informally
for the park oommittee, and said everything was progressing satisfactorily.
Tho contract for tbe fencing was let
Monday, and would bo oomplotod with
all expedition. A difficulty had arisen
ns to tho lighting nf the building,
Electric'tv hul been proposed, and on
the BCi.ro that, it would .cost at least
$500, was promptly rojected. Gas,
too, for the longth of timo used, would
be very costly. He thought nometiliim-
towards connecting the building with
the Agues Btreet main could be done
profitably, but he would like to consult, with the council first.
Finance committoe recommending
payment of tho following accounts:
Oolonial hotel 94.00; F. Stirsky, $2.-
75; W. H. Philips, (corporate seal)
923.00; Express oompany 35 cents
The clerk handed round a number
of impressions from the new city seal
and a vory handsome pieco uf municipal jewellery it ia. The escutcheon
bears St. George's cross principal on a
Meld quarterly; tho quarters representing the commerce of British Columbia
emblematically, a ship in full nail to
the left, above; a plough for agriculture to the right, above; to the left,
below, a Douglas fir, and to the right
below, British Columbia's pride, tho
Frasor rivor salmon. Tho crest is a
locomotive and tondor; tho scroll upon
which the escutcheon rests bears tho
noble device, "In God wo trust."
Police committee reported recom
mending payment of the following accounts: R. NbH, 91.00; A. J. Smith,
(keep of prisoners) $24.40; adopted.
Water and sewerage oommittee reportod recommending that tho following aocounts be paid: Ogle, Campbell
& Co., 922.50; D. Lyal Ss Oo., $32.15;
C. P. Railway Co., 95.45; Wintemuto
Bros. $45.50; adopted.
On motion the New Westminster
Southorn Railway bonus by-law was
read a second time. On motion car-
ried, and council wont into committee
of the whole Aid. Shiles in the chair;
by-law was road a third time and
after much debate clause 5 was expunged. Mr. T. J. Trapp who waa a
very interested listener to the discussion on this bylaw, spoke sovoral times
very strongly for the samo. The bylaw as amended wub carried and or-
derod to be published.
A discussion arose as to which paper
tho by-law should be published in
Aid. Cunningham aaid The Columbian waa rend by overy respectable
family in the eity, besides which it
was tho most widely circulated and
road. It was finally decided to publish
the by-law in The Coli'mbian.
The council then adjourned.
The Foot Ball Medals.
Mr. F, Crake has received the order
for manufacturing the medals to be
played for at the coming celebration. A
sample medal for the foot ball match
haa been completed and is now on
exhibition. It is of excellent work
mansliip, handsome in design and a
novelty in its way. The medal is in
tho shape of a Maltese cross, with an
exact model of the association foot
ball in the centre, lacing outwards.
The lacing, in gold wire, is very
prettily worked in, and gives a look of
finish and completeness to the whole.
The medal is of solid silver, with gilt
centropieco. As a work of the
jeweller's art it is a credit to Mr.
Crake's establishment.
Hlxlh Annual  Convention.
The programme of the sixth annual
convention of tho Y.M.O.A., of the
Paciiic coast, to bo held at Vancouver
from September 19th to 23rd, has
been issued. Tho features of the
tirst day's proceedings will be addresses
ot welcome by His Worship Mayor
Oppenheimer, on behalf of the city of
Vancouver, and by Mr. R. H. Alexander, presidont of tbo board of trade,
on behalf of the business mon of the
city. The churches will also present un
addross of welcome. On the second
day some important papers will be
read on association work and other
Bubjects. In tho afternoon conversations will bo held on tho "Relation of
the Church to the Young Men's Christian Association," by the presidents
and directors of associations; "Business Management of tho Associations,"
members of the association committees. The third day will be occupied in reoeiving tbo reports of tho
oxocutivo committee, also addresses on
leading subjects by prominuntspeakers.
Ou Sunday there will be a grand mass
meeting of all the delegates in the
opera houso, whero the farewell exorcises will tnko place,
Late (nnatlian News.
The rumor of tho steamer Floet-
wing being lost is unfounded, says a
Rat Portage despatch.
Tho Winnipeg junior lacrosBO club
won tho intermediate championship of
the province Tuesday, defeating Brandon by threo to one.
Mrs. Mead died iu the Toronto hospital Tueaday night, from tho eii'octa of
a severe burning received while lighting a firo with coal oil, Tuesday.
Justico Falcotibridge gavo judgment in the Huldininnd elootion caso,
Tuesday, unseating the Dominion Liberal member, Ooltet', ou tho ground of
bribery by agent.
Chief Justice Gait has delivered
judgment declining in-dissolvo the injunction iva'ruihiue, ttio Victoria col-
lego souutu from I'uihuviiig tliu college
i'luiii Coboure: tli Toronto.
D. McLean, liberal inoiubor for Dennis, waa ou Tuesday sworn in provincial secretary in the Manitoba guvern-
ment, vice Prendergnst, wbo resinned
on account of tho proposed abolition
nf tho French language in   Manitoba.
A fire Tuesday night almost entirely destroyed the northern part of the
town of Shoal Lako, Man. A strong
gale of wind was blowing, and the
names sproud with alarming rnpidity.
Thu chief liiaoi'B are: Geo. Itaymos,
bouse, store amltiushop; McMillan
Bros., food sinbles; the Grand Union
hotol; Scott's store and dwelling; Mc-
(iregitr'fl blacksmith shop mid dwelling; J, Gruoosliiiw's carriago shop;
Parkinson.'-' guiiei'itl store and dwelling; the Oilinmet'oiiil hotel; Watson Ss
Co.'a warehi'iie; Hamilton's saddlery
and dwelling.
Says a late Montreal despatch: Last
Thursday tuglu the ambulance was
called at No. 73 Jacques Cartier street.
Dr. Mount, who accompanied the ambulance,'on entering the bouse found
a woman lying on a bed in a state of
coma. The inmates of the bouse told
bim she had been beaten, but could not
say by whom. Tho woman lay in a
complete lethargy at the hospital till
Saturday, when she died. An inquest
was held and a verdict returned that
Anathetie Chalor came to her death
from violence received at the bauds of
unknown parties. The police have no
clue to tho murderer.
T. G. Sliaughnossy, assistant general
manager of the Canadian Pacitic Railway, has been appointed assistant
president. He has gone to England
to contract for throe steamers
of 5,500 tons, to steam 18 knotB, for
the Paoific mail service for Chino and
Japan. They are to be of tho aame
model and deaigu as the North German Lloyd steamor Lnlin, to cost 81,-
000,000 each and be delivered in Vancouver in 18 months. Mr. Van Horne
says that nothing short of universal
disaster will prevent the company
from earning $20,000,000 next yoar,
$8,000,000 net, or equol to G per
cent, on tho capital.
The nows of the defeat of O'Connor
fell like a thunderclap in Toronto,
Ever since Hanlan won the cup, the
notoriety of Canada's queen city as the
Schooling place for oarsmen bocaino
world-wide. Local sports have beon
attempting to bring uut another man
who would excel Hanlan, Beach and
others. They found their man in
O'Connor. His easy victories over
Teemer, Gaudaur and other American
scullers greatly strengthened tlieir confidence, and when O'Connor started
for England tlieir expectations for a
complete victory were moat sanguine.
There was great excitement over the
result. Special editions of several
papers wore on tho streets by 10
o'clock. It ib estimated that the Toronto men droped  fully $30,000.     •
At the formal opening of the Toronto industrial exhibition on Tuesday
thore was a great orowd present. The
day was a fine one. Sir John Macdonald, in opening the exhibition, was
attended by a number of distinguished
personages. The premier's remarks
were characteristic of the man. He
was happy and was evidently feeling
well. The exhibits are fully up to
those of previous years. An improvement is noticeable in horses, implements and machinery. The grounds
are in splendid ordor and in every respeot admirably adapted to the holding
of such a show as is now in progress.
A large number of American exhibitors
nre to the fore this year with their
goods and wares. British Oolumbia's
exhibit attracts uo small amount of attention. The building wub crowded
all the day of the opening and yesterday as well. The gentleman in charge
of the exhibit, Mr. Coldwell, is besieged with enquiries about British
Columbia and the inducements held
out for farmers, mechanics and ar-
tizans to go west. The character of
tho exhibition is favorably spoken of
by tho press and all who have inspected it.
MKSSHtj. C. C. Rioiiakds k Co.
foil's,-I have used MINARD'S LINIMENT successfully in a serious case of
croup iu my family. Iu fact I consider
it a remedy no house should be without.
Cape Island.
So Say All.-That MINARD'S LINIMENT is the standard liniment of the
day, as it does just what it is represented
to do.
With that most reliable
medlclno—Palne's cclerj
Compound. It purities tke
Wood, euros Constipation,
mul regulates tho Hvorand
kidneys, effectually cleansing 1 ho tiyHtein of all waste
and dead matter.
lomblncs truo norve tonic and atrengMienlng
qualities, reviving ihe energies and spirits.
" I havo been troubled for somo years with o
complication of diniculttcs. After trying various remedies, and not finding relief, I tried
Palno'a Celery Compound. Heforo taking one
full bottlo tho long troublesome symptoms began to subside, and 1 can truly say now, that 1
(eel liko a uow man. Digestion haa Improved,
and I havo gained ten pounds lu weight since I
liavo commenced taking tho Compound."
Honkbtus Strakns, Felchvlllo, Vt,
$1.00. Six for $i">.oo.  At Druggists.
Wells, RicnAimsoN -_ Co.,        Mokteeal,
A Dress, or a Coat, ] fay Coloi
Ribbons, Feathers, >     F0R
Yarns, Rags, etc.  j ten cents
mil In many other way, SAVE Money, and make
Mulls look like NEW, by usinc DIAMOND
DYES. Tlie work is caBy, simple, quick: the
:olot» lho BEST ami FASTEST known. Ask foi
DIAMOND DYES and take no other.
Jot Gilding or Bronzing Fancy Articles USE
Bold, Silver, Bronze, Copper. Only io Cents.
By mail to any lndy sending' ua
her poat, offloe address.
Wolls Bicharclson Sa Co., BottniJ
Absolutely Pure.
This powder never varies. A marvel of
purity,strefigth and wholesomeness. More
economical than tho ordinary kinds, und
oannot be sold In competition with the
multitude of low tost, short weight alum
or phosphate powdera, Sold only in cudb,
Royal Baking Powder Co., 106 Wall St.,
New York. Sfely
ROOMS 22, 23, 24, 26 AHD 26, BOSTOS BLOCK,
Post Office Dullding.
Best facilities in the Northwest for imparting a thorough practical education.
Actual Business, Shorthand, Plain and
Ornnmental Penmanship and practical
English Departments.
aarspficlmensof Penmanship Rnd illustrated catalogue sent free.
Corbett & Kennedy,
manufacturers of
"W.A.3 3_.
wekster's block (up-staiiis),
Front Street,       New Westminster.
above line, we respectfully solicit a
share of the trade, and trust by careful
attention to orders and moderate charges
to merit tho same. Experienced workmen; satisfaction guaranteed.
Estimates furnished for Galvanized Iron
Cornice, Hoofing, Plumbing, Gas-fitting,
Steam and Hot Water Heating, Ac.
■»" Entrance to premises on Mary St...
in rear of Bank of B. O. dwmhfltc •
Samuel Mellard,
Dealer In Cutlery, Earthenware,
Books, Stationery and medicines.
land Agent, Conveyancer, and
Notary Public.
Agent for "The Columbian."
Post Oflloe Address, Ohllliwluick.
Bank ot Montreal.
CAPITAL (nil paid up),  ■  $1*2,000,000
BEST,       •       -       •       0,000,000
Head Office, - Montreal.
SIR D. A. SMITH, K. C. M. O.—Prcaltlcnt.
O. A. DRUMMONI1, Esii.-Vlce-Prosldent,
W.J. BUCHANAN-Geiieml Manager.
Eng.; Now York, Chicago, anil in all
the prlncipnl cities anil towns in Canada.
Interest, allowed on speciul (IoihihIUi.
Manager, Vancouver.
Sub-Agent, New Westminster.
M. A. McEAE,
liegs to announce that lio haa
removed to store in
Opposito Masonic Building,
viiVi. i-jiuuuLi.,
Family Groceries
I'olHIIlllll, Slri'l'l, V'W -iTcslllllUnHT
Vancouver % Fauadry I Uiis Ms k
Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Iron and Brass Founders
ery, are in a position to undertake the construction and repairs ot Marine
and Stationary Engines and Boilers, Milling, Mining and Cannery
Machinery, aa well as Castings and Forging* of every description.
Estimates given; all work guaranteed.
General Manager. dwj!17tc Mbokanioal Manager.
Now Boots,
New Shoes,
Great Attraction forExhibition Week
Miss Perbles
Slid, 3rd and 4th of October.
i*br -scrBR "~-r,_:_™:is-_!S aa co_j-ct_j:-bi__ ST.
The store will be illuminated with Chinese Lanterns and thrown open to the
public from S:30 a. in. till 11 p. m. The store has been enlarged and is now 70 feet
long. An ORCHESTRONE and other valuable articles will bo sold by Dutch
Auction at the close of the Bazaar.
Bank of Montreal.
■Columbia Street, opposite the
1, lining ani ipnlinial Machinery
We have the Largest and Finest Stock of
Repairs of all kinds neatly and promptly done.
se3dw Webster's Building, Westminster, B. C.
Now'sYour Chance
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Weilnrsdiiy Morning. Dent. 18, 1889.
Clause five of the agreement between ihe Southern Bailway Company and the contractor, to which we
took a slight exception tlio other
(lay, has been amended by the addition of the words in brackets below :
"Until tho construction of the snid
bridge an efficient steam ferry suitable for transferring freight nnd
passengers [of tho road, as woll as
other passengers nnd freight,] across
the snid river shnli be provided,"
etc. Near the end of the clause the
following amendment, in brackets,
has been made : "Provided, however,
that the contractor may commence
in good faith the erection of said
bridge within six months from the
date of this agreement nnd continue
tlie same to,its completion, nnd then
[a suitable temporary ferry only
shnll lie provided liy the contractor]"
instead of tho continuation, "tlie
said ferry may not bo built." It is,
also, the distinct understanding and
intention, we are informed by the
president of lhe Southern Eailway,
that the stenm ferry, whether temporary or permanent, is to be, like the
bridge, a free traffic ns well as railway conveyance. There is certainly
nothing in the agreement as published to forbid this construction ; but
we know, as a matter of faqt, that
there is a doubt in the publio mind
as to whether tho ferry is to be a
free traffic as well as a railway ferry,
and on such an important point
there should be no lack of explicit-
ness, as well in the interests of the
railway as of the public.
The race problem in the United
States is to be partially and temporarily solved, it would appear, by
swarming a big hive of the negroes
from the overcrowded south to some
of the virgin states of the Northwest.
It is reported, with apparent reliability, says the Post-Intelligencer,
that a well-organized movement is
afoot to remove fifty thousand well
to-do negro farmers and farm hands
from North Carolina to the incoming
new western states, principally to
Montana and Washington. Rev. J.
W. Henderson, pastor of the Queen
chapel in Chicago, figures as the
head of the movement. He it was
who took a leading part in the great
movement of 1872, a hegira of negroes from Mississippi to Kansas.
The movement, Mr. Henderson says,
has been quietly worked for a long
time, and will be continued until
they have settled Montana and
Washington from end to end with
refugees from Southern violence and
brutality. He reports that tbe
movement is so well organized, and
on such a solid basis, that the whites
of the South will not realize how
the blacks have escaped until all
are gone who wish to go. He claims
that they have better underground
railroads now than there were in old
John Brown's time, and though
slavery is nominally extinct, there
is just as much need for secrecy now
as then. Mr. Henderson maintains
that there is no politics in this
movement, but that its inception
and progress aro solely due to sympathy for the negroe's sufferings nnd
a desire to ameliorate his condition
as a man and an American citizen.
This proposed negro colonization of
the North may, and doubtless will,
turn out to be a good thing for poor
Quashy, a,i he will not find the same
inbred prejudice and hatred against
his image as obtains in Dixie's land';
but how will even the benevolent
Northerners like it to have Montana
and Washington "settled from end
to end" with the unassimilutive refugees of the South 7
On another page we publish the
result of the chemical analysis made
by Frank T. Shutt, M.A., F.I.C.,
chemist of the Dominion experimental farm, at Ottawa, on a sample of 6sh offal forwarded for examination by Mr. 0. P. Green, fishery
guardian on the Fraser, in June
last Tho result of tlio examination
is very satisfactory, showing that a
hitherto not only waste, but deleterious, product of the salmon fisheries
is worth $34. 16 per ton in punnn
alone—constituting a fertilizer of
the very lirst value—to say nothing
of the large quantity of utilizable
oil whioh this same waste matter is
known to contain. Hitherto the
fish offal has been thrown into the
river, and more recently dropped
into crates under the canneries, to
prevent the decomposing fragments
from floating about; but the inspector of fisheries informs us that it
■will be necessary to make some
other disposal of tho fish refuse altogether, as putting such immense
quantities into the river as now
come from tho canneries must pollute the water, notwithstanding its
large volume, and render it undesirable and unhealthy for drinking and
using purposes (by the peoplo of the
delta lands) and also detrimental to
the fishing industry itsolf by deterring the salmon from entering the
river. The inspector, Mr. Thos.
Mowat, is also quite confident that
a new and valuable industry can be
established in the province, and
especially on the Fraser river, which
shall convort a wasto nnd noxious
product of the fisheries into good
marketable oil and first-class fertilizer. For from §15,000 to §20,000,
it is believed, such a manufactory
could be put into operation, and the
amount required could easily be
raised by tlio various canneries taking slinres in the enterprise. The
following few figures will give an
idea of the value of such an industry
as proposed: Mr. Mowat estimates
that, approximately, 15,000,000
pounds of salmon has been put up
this year on the Fraser, A
little over one-fourth, or about
4,000,000 pounds, of offal would
represent the (additional)
matter from the season's pack,
it is estimated, Mould yield
100,000 gallons of oil, worth
000, besides several hundred tons of
tish guano, ready for application to
lnnd or for shipment. The guano,
it is expected, would, at least, pay
the running expenses of the factory,
and thus the amount realized from
the oil ovory year would be clear
gain. It is altogether probablo that
by next season somo steps will have
been takon for utilizing the fish refuse in tho maimer outlined abovo.
During such an occasion as the
forthcoming exhibition and celebration, when there will bo thousands
of visitors to our city, the same
temptation, which unhappily has
been yielded to to a certain extent
in other cities of the province and
elsewhere, will bo, prosented to our
citizens—and particularly to our
business men and hotel keepers—
viz,, the temptation to double or
treble ordinary prices for everything,
to tako advantage of the necessities
of our guests, to metaphorically and
practically tell our visitors to "throw
up their hands"—it's their money
we're after, and we care nothing for
their company or their good looks.
Although, in such circumstances,
the hapless visitor can do nothing
but submit with the best possible
grace, his feelings toward the individual who has thus imposed upon
his necessities,— and these sentiments are generally extended toward the city where he has met
with such treatment—are not very
different from the lively aversion
that a man naturally entertains toward the gentleman who has sandbagged him and relieved him of his
purse. The royal oity has never
earned an unsavory reputation in
this respect, and we feel suro that
no cause will be given during exhibition week by any of our patriotic
citizens for such complaints by pur
guests as have been heard after
similar gatherings elsewhere. On
the contrary, it is to be hoped that
everyone will vie with his neighbor to
accord our visitors to the exhibition
and celebration, in October, the
very best treatment and entertainment within our power, and at the
most reasonable possible rates. Such
a course is the right one, and, moreover, will best pay individual business men, as well as the city at large,
in the long run. A hint will hardly
be necessary to our local athletic
and sporting organizations to exercise their customary courtesy and
magnanimity in contesting for prizes
with their visiting brethren. Unseemly disputes and after recriminations of unfair treatment by the
home sportsmen have sometimes
marred eelebration occasions in the
province and elsewhere. We have
every confidence that no cause whatever will be given for such complaints against our sportsmen, but
that the entire programme will be
carried out with the utmost fairness
and amicability, and that to the
best men will be cheerfully accorded
the prizes. For tbe further credit
and good name of the city, the civic
authorities should see to it that an
ample special police force is maintained during exhibition week, so
that the best of order may be preserved and all the statutes in the
public interest rigidly and impartially enforced.
NO. 38.
position for annexation or independence, and both of these schemes,
which we believe to be far less desirable than the federation of the em
pire—if we must have a change—
already have their advocates in this
Canada of ours, and even ■ in this
province. In British Columbia,
until comparatively lately, such has
been the degree of our isolation, that
we have not, taken a very deep in-
terest even iu Dominion matters,
but our circumstances have greatly
changed and are greatly changing,
and the swiftly marshalling events
of this age of progress and wonders
in the material world will soon make
this Pacifio provinco of the Dominion, and almost unknown land of a
decade ago, a very keystone of llie
empire, and Canada itself the
"Greater Britain." It behooves us,
then, under all the circumstances,
and in view of the fact that our
brethren in the eastern provinces
and throughout the empire are forming themselves into Imperial federation leagues and studying and prosecuting this question, tp at least similarly interest ourselves in the matter
and thoroughly canvass and ventilate the arguments for and ngninst
the greatest national question of the
dny affecting tireat Britain and her
colonies. Looked at as a scheme
for consolidating the British posses-
Is Divorced at Last and is Free
to   Marry Her American •
The   Court Decides   that Nagle
was Justified in Shooting
Judge Terry.
Only Two Jurors Secured up
Date in the Cronin Murder
New York, Sept. IU.—It is staled
this morning that cables have been received from London which lenve no
reasonable doubts that Mrs. Langtry
has at lust secured n divorce.
New Youk, Sept. 10. The grand
jury tu-day examined witnesBess and
papers in the Hamilton ease and afterwards fouud two indictments, nue for
graud larceny and the otlier for conspiracy, against the trio. Mr. Swiiiton,
Joseph Mann and Eva Hamilton. Tho
indictments were' handed to the oourt
uf general session and Messrs. Swinton
and Maon will prob dily bc called
upon in [dead this itfturiiunn.
Buffalo, Sunt. Hi— Two  hundred
men have gene unt   uu   strike   at the
Now York Central Jl. It. freight house.
sions   throughout  the world   into a   The trouble is ever lhe question nf pay,
and unless it is settled to-day it threatens to spread through all branches of
tlie work iu this city.
Tresno, Cal., Sept. 18.—Henry,
the 7 year-old son of Geo, E. Church,
a prominent attorney here, ascended
to the cupola of the new school buildings tliis morning, where he lost his
footing, falling fifty feet to tlio basement below and wiis   instantly killed.
Sax Francisco, Sept. 16.—The V.
S. steamer Iroquois sailed for Honolulu last night.
San Francisco, Sept. 16.—United
States circuit judye Sawyer this morning decided that the federal court, had
jurisdiction iu the case of U. S. Deputy
Marshall Nnjile, charged with the murder of David Terry; that thu shooting
of the hitter was justifiable, and discharged Nagle from custody. The decision covers sixly six pages of typewritten matter. Attorney Langliornt1,
for the state, gave notice of appeal to
theU. S. supreme court. Judge Sawyer
then ordered the prisoner released
upon his own recognizance with bonds
ot $5,000.
Chicaoo, Sept. 16,-r-The Cronin
trial was resumed this morning with 2
jurymen partially accepted, The defense liavo exhausted 53 and the state
24 of their peremptory challenges.
Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 16.---The
sovereign grand lodgo I. O. 0. F. and
Patriarchs Militant convention convened this morning. The meeting is
to last throughout the weok. The
visiting delegates are being met at the
trains iu a pouring rain. Delegates
are present from overy state and territory in the United States, British Columbia, Denmark, Canada and Manitoba. Speeches were made this morning by Govornor Forakor and Mnyor
J3uclt, and responses were made to the
governor and mayor. Addresses were
made by Geneml John C. Underwood,
of Kentucky, on the part of tho Sov-
orign grand lodge and .1. L. McKinney and W, E. Frost, of Ohio, on behalf of the Patriarchs Militant. This
afternoon the lodge will be in session.
vast empire—the greatest the world
has ever seen, or ovor will sec—
cemented by the bonds of relationship, mutual traditions and mutual
interests, Imperial federation appeals
strongly to the sentiment of patriotism, which is by no means the dead
force—and a good thing for tlie
world that it isn't—that some wonld
fain take for granted. Imperial,
federation even as a theory, it must
be admitted, is yet in its formative
stages, and the details bf its practical
application are, of course, not yet
formulated. The principal idea of
the scheme, however, is: Government of the several parts of the empire iu the interests of the whole ;
but only so far as Imperial and international interests are immediately
concerned. To this end it is designed that the various colonies
should have a voice in certain Imperial matters, such as the treaty
making power and in questions of
peace or war, through a council of
the empire, tho constitution of wliich
has not as yet been determined.
That the different colonies and tho
mother country should discriminate
in favor of eaoh other in the matter
of trade is also one of the planks of
the Imperial federationists; as well
as that the colonists, being identified with the highest affairs of the
empire, and having a voice in peace
and in war and in the making of
political and commercial treaties,
should contribute something towards
the support of the army and the
navy. At the same time, whilo
seeking to draw the colonies to each
other and to the mother country in
the bonds of mutual interest and
welfare, the federationists have to
guard carefully this point, "that no
scheme of federation should interfere with the existing rights of local
parliaments as regards local affairs."
It will readily be conceived that it
will take the bost brains in the empire, as well as considerable time
and no little patience to evolve Imperial federation as a completo, perfect and practicable scheme for the
consolidation and unification of tho
British empire; but the accomplishment of so grand an object will warrant and justify the most devoted
and earnest efforts on that behalf.
The indicatious point to the fact that
British Columbia will very soon ho
taking an active interest in studying
and furthering this great national
question. Victoria has possessed a
branch of the Imperial federation
league for somo time. Our twin
sister city of Vancouver hus lately
organized a flourishing nnd most
enthusiastic branch of the same
society. It now remains for the
royal city to establish a good lively
branch of the league hero, and tomorrow night, after tho lecture, will
be the fittest time to organize.
Imperial federation is a question
that we shall hear something about
this evening, from an able lecturer, Bev. D. V. Lucas, who has
made a special study of tho subject
and addressed audiences in many
and widely separated parts of the
empire, with a view to disseminating information and creating sentiment on a question of so muoh importance. Imperial federation is a
question which is agitating, not
Canadians only, but thoughtful and
leading minds in most of tho British
colonies and in the mother country
as woll. As Canadians, viewing
tho matter from the narrower standpoint of what our ultimate destiny
is to be, apart from a consideration
of the grander vision of building up
a unitod and globo-circling British
empiro, Imperial federation has an
intorest for us as an alternative pro-
One result of the late Seattle lire,
says a San Francisco paper, will be
tho adjudication of a warranty question of no little importance to merchants. A firm in Seattle purchased
an alleged nreproot saie which was
warranted to be fireproof. Unfortunately for all concerned, the "Salamander" and its contents were
burned during tlie conflagration
mentioned, and a suit of damages has
in consequence been brought against
the sellers. The decision in this case
vill be awaited with some interest.
Safes are by no means the only
articles sold under nominal guarantees which the dealer never anticipates he will bo called upon to make
good. A little more care in this
respect would bo better for all concerned.
 . . . ~
Tho genuine Axis Cnt Pobblo Speclii-
olos manufactured by 11. Laurence, can
ho had at all times nt IJ. S, Ciurtis fi
Co.'s Drug Storo, and attention is specially called to the visit ot Mr. Lauraiice,
tho eminent Oculist-Optici.iii, to their
store on Ootobor 2, 3 and 4, who will lit
them to all sights on scicntiiic principles,
Deer Park, M. D., Sopt. 16.—
President Harrison had a mysterious
visitor last night. It wna Major Wm.
Warner, of Kansas City, He came on
tho nine o'clock train and expocted to
return to Washington at ten. HiB
train wns one hour late, and Major
Warner spent a night at the hotel, leaving oarly this morning, for the capital.
He had a full hours talk with the
president, Nothing can be learned of
the rosult further than that Major
Warner came up to explain why he
could not give up his railroad business
for a salary of $5,000 per year as head
of the pension bureau. It is rumored
here tho president did not succeed in
persuading him to be commissioner as
Tanner's successor.
Lonuon, Sopt. 16.—The Congo
railroad projoot is on the high roud to
realization. A prospectus has just
beon published for the issue of 20,000
shares nf £100 each, of the road's capital stock. The entire capital of £25,-
000,000 sterling is divided aB follows:
20,000,000 francs in capital shares subscribed by the Belgian government,
giving the right, to Iii per cont. dividends und redeemable at 500 francs;
i£n onr, nnn '..„,.. ir rj com ordinary
sliaros of 500 francs, giving right to 7
per cent dividends rodoemnble at 1,000
francs and entitled to supplementary
dividend at the rato of 50 par cent, of
tho remainder of divisible profit. The
ordinary shares redeemed will be replaced by shares entitling the holders
to participate in dividends as Btated in
article 40 of tlio statutes.
Paris, Sept. 16.—There was an ox-
plosion to-day in a foundry on
Ruo Papineau, belonging to M. Oor-
villain, Antwerp, manufacturer, at
whose fuotory in that city a disastrous
explosion took place. At the time of
tho explosion the omployos in tho
foundry woro engaged in molting bullets, wliich had been extracted from a
quantity of "Id cartridges lately purchased, Several men were slightly injured,
London, Sept. 16,—Most of tho
strikers  resumed work this morning
and it is expected that work on the
docks will be in full swing to-morrow.
About 1,000 old dock laborers are
waiting nt the gates of tho docks.
They threaten- violence against men
who were employed to take the strikors
places, and thoso directors of clock
companies who refused to discharge
Paris, Sept. 10.— Tho minister of
tho interior wavers in tho plan
pf declaring this city in a
state of siege during the elections,
noxt Sunday, but it is not ut all likoly
auch a scheme will be curried out. The
cabinet is to meet to-morrow nnd will
probably reject tlio project at onco.
Boulaiiijor's eleotion addresses wore
posted in tho city late on Saturday
nnd they were allowed to remain up all
day yestorday undisturbed by the
police, notwithstanding the violent
measures against Boulangism recently
taken by the government. This sort
ol uncertainty makes the cabinet a
puzzle, and tho elections tliomsolves
oro scarcely less a problem, so closo
does tho voting promise to bo.
Lonuon, Sept. 10.—At tho opening
of old Bailey court to-day, the recorder, iu charging tho grand jury, referred to tho recent strike iu London,
Ho said that though a great numbor
hnd been out. of work for weeks and
had suffered great privations, there
was nota single case on the calendar
arising from tliu strike. The peaceful
behavior of ihe men, ho declared, wus
a subject for national pride.
London, Sept. 16.—The strikors
who ure returning to work have ngreod
to allow the four thousand men, hired
by the duck companies during the
strike, to continuo work unmolested.
London, Sept. 16.—The Manchester master and operative common spinners have decided to endeavor to break
down the cotton rings in Liverpool by
working half time during this   month.
New York, Sept. 14.—The storm
is over. Lsst night it went south of
Ifloridn. The winds have diminished
along tho coast.
Washinoton, Sopt. 14.—The president was unable, before leaving, to
decide whom ho should appoint commissioner of pensions.
Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Sept.
14.—The statue of Gen. Grant was un-
voiled hero to-day with impressive
ceremonies. Thero was an enormous
influx of visitors from the surrounding
country. Tho occasion was observed
us a holiday in the oity,
San Francisco, Sept. 14.—The
national conference of charities haB decided to hold its next convention
somo time in May next yeur.
Montreal, Sept 14.—Extonaive
forgeries have been discovered to-day
ou the Merchants bank of Halifax and
Bmiquo Nationals, committed by Duncan Campbell; jr., who absconded
Thursday, leaving debts amounting to
about $20,000.
Chicago, Sept. 14.—Work ofsecur-
ini! a jury in the Cronin niurder case
was resumed this morning. Two jurymen have been passed by both sides
temporarily. The defense has exhausted over half their peremptory
New York, Sept. 14.—It is claimed
by tho wholesale oyster men that the
oyster planters have sustained a loss of
from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 by
reason of the lato storm, and that some
of them have been forced out of business, and into bankruptcy. The
oyster beds on Grout Kails, Middle
Grounds, ut Oyster Bay and those in
Jamaica Bay are almost all ruined and
the stock is a total loss. Over 1000
oyster openers have been idle for three
days waiting for the arrival of the
oyster boats, only three of which have
come in this week. The inland cities
depending on New York for the bivalve
are unable to get their orders  filled.
Still Flowing Into United States.
The Blooming Country will
Soon be John Bull's.
A Fatal Fall.
At 11 o'clock this morning a bluejacket on the flagship Swiftsure, lying
at Esquimalt harbor, named Carland,
while working aloft, fell from the
maintopmuit crosstreea to the deck
and waa instantly killed. The unfortunate man in hiB descent spread
out his arms as if to grasp something,
but alas, there was nothing tangible in
the wuy of his full. Ho waa at onco
placed in a boat and rowed ashore,
and on a stretcher conveyed to the
naval hospital. An eye-witness from
tho Esquimalt shore says he felt u
sickening sensation aB he aaw the pour
fellow tail through the air, swaying
and turning, with his arms stretched
out fruitlessly, essayino to catch hold
of anything as a last hope. The distance from where he fell to the deck
is 110 foet. He struck on his head, it
being crushed in a fearful manner.
While in the air the only exclamation
heard was "halloo." The deceased
was eighteen years of age and a native
of England, He was very popular
with his ahipmatiis, and his violent
and sudden death haB cast u gloom
ovor the whole ship's company.—
Friday's Times.
 . . .	
Mr. Lauraneo, tho eminent Oculist-
Optician, will be at D. S. Curtis k Co.'s
Drug Storo on Ootobor 2, 8 and 4, for the
purpose of adjusting tiio B. Lauraneo
l'obhlo and othor spectacles and oye-
glasses to all venditions of sight. His
thorough knowledge of his profession
and large oxperionco enables him to select such lenses us aro best adapted to
ouch requiiomoiit, however dillicult, and
always ensures to the wearers' of tho 11,
Laurancc spectacles cum and comfort,
nnd an abiding improvement to their
Yellow   Jack Reported - at New
■ York.—-A  South Atlantic
Steamer Quarantined.
A Sad Mistake, Two Young Men
Mistaken for Moose and Fatally Shot.
Wasaington, Sept. 17.—Ladd of
tho English syndicate, proposes to
purchnso several of the the largest dry
good, grocery, hardware anil other
establishments and run them nn tho
same general plans that they hnvo
heen conducted on, bnt in tho interest
of the alien proprietors, It is stated
that Cincinnati. Indianapolis, Chicago,
Omaha nnd other large cities aro to be
visited by this representative with n
view of buying business establishments
ef various kinds. It is noled that with
the decline of commercial interest in
England, on nccount of free trade,
there isoateady appreciation of business
interests in this country for overy con-
ceivnble lino of trade.
another enqlish syndicate.
Washington, Sopt. 17.—It is reported in commercial circles this mornin!.'that the representative of a large
English syndicate has arrived here for
tho purpose of buying up American
enterprises uf nil desoriptioiia.
luca' .murderers
Brooklyn, Sopt. 17.—Charles Mc-
Elvnine, Thomaa Quintan, Martin
Dinlcn, indicted for murder in lirst
degree for tho killing of the grocer,
Luca, a few weoks whilo attempting
burglary, wero to-day arraigned before
Judge Moore in court of session. Mc-
Elvaine pleaded not guilty through
counsel, who asked that he bo given
a separate trial. The other two will
will plead Thursdny.
Portsmouth, N. H., Sept. 17.—
Commodore Wilson, in pursuance of
orders from Secretary Tracy visited
the navy yard yesterday to ascertain
tho advantages possessed by the yard
for establishing iron plants, and depot
for supplies. It is understood that
the commodore heartily favors the
project and appreciates tho advantago
possessed by tho yards nnd will well set
the matter in his annual report to
the secretary. He estimates it will
cost $500,000.
San Fhancisco, Sept, 17.—The
Btoamer City of Puebla whioh was to
have sailed this morning for Victoria
and Puget, Sound PortB haa had her
sailing postponed until to-morrow aa
repairs to her propellor, which was
damaged on her laat trip down, have
not been completed.
New York, Sept. 17.- John Wood,
passenger on str. Cairngorm, just arrivod, from South Atlantic porta, died
from yellow fever last night. The str.
ia iu quarantine.
San Mateo, Cal., Sept. 17—The
liro near the Lakes of Spring's Valloy
Water Co., some aevou milos west of
this town is still burning. A gang of
men uro at work guarding' the property of the water company. There
is uo immediate danger to-day, but a
wind might causo rapid spread of tho
fhinies. Seven thousand feet of flume
havo been burnod. The territory
thus far burned over is about six miles
long and one mile wide.
fatally mistaken.
Halifax, Sept. 17.-Two young
named Mitchell and Webber wore
mistaken for moose by moose hunters
near Ship harbor Friday and were shot
London, Sep. 17.'—Itiis announced
on excellent authority that tho opposition of O. P. Huntington has broken
off matoh between Miss Huntington
and Prinoe Hatzfeld. The story is
that the prinoe was after money and
when Huntington declared his intention of limiting his daughter to a
modest quarterly allowance, the prince
became angry and showed his true
Atlanta, Ga., Sopt. 17.—Engineor,
fireman and brakeman, wero killed at
a freight wreck on Central road last
night. The train waB derailed by a,
eroBB-tie being placed on the track.
Liverpool, Sept. 17.—White wheat
firmly held, but red is very dull; Cala.
6s. 9d.
r >-tssi% i  o i •»__ k •
Land i Investment Agency
HENRY S. MASON, f- directors.
15 Serjeant's Inn, Fleet Street,
Tho Business ol ALLSOP A MASON lias
boon niorjroil In tho abovo Coinyinny ami
will boctti'rlGil on liy tho Company from
(his (Into ns n gencnil Land Investment
and Insurance Ai-oncy.
MONEY TO LOAN on Mortgage nt Low
Rates. Town Loih nud Farming Lands
for Salo on easy i ui ms.
Victoria, B, C„ May 10th, 1887. dwjlj'5 VOLUME 34. 	
NO. 38.
If Weekly Sf-itish Columbian
Wertiieiiliij .lloi'illng. Soul, is, 18SII.
(From Daily Columbian, Sept, 16.)
\    Tho str. Gladys took a lurgo lond of
merchandise up river this morning and
. 25 passengers.
The str. Rainbow left  for Victoria
\ this morning with 15  passengers  and
40 tona farm produce.
Thoro were licenses hetoro the "beak"
this morning, which accounts for Cun-
stable Smith's unhappy looks to-day,
Tho str. Irving arrived on Sunday
evening from Chilliwack with u full
cargo of general merchandise consigned
to this city nnd u largo number of pas-
The str. Adelaide is resplendent iu
many colored advertisements announcing the virtuos of New Westminster
goods. Hor uppor works are works of
art of the fresco description.
Tho market was woll supplied to-dny
with birds suoh ns delight the palate
of tho fastidious. There were live varieties of the duck family, two of the,
snipo, plover, wild , pigeon, willow
grouse and partridgo.
The lecturo to bo given by Rov. D,
V. Lucaa on Imperial Federation ut
Herring's Opera House, on Wednesday
night, is exciting much interest, and
a packed house to hoar this important
question discussed is now a certainty.
Only a fow cohoo nets were put out
thia morning, aa it is known tho run
haa not commenced yot. Tho canners
who intend packing the cohoes are
completing their preparations su ns to
be roudy to begin wurk ttt the earliest
possible moment.
An immense number of people
visited the pnrk yosterdny and inspected the now exhibition buildings.
The unanimous opinion wus expressed
that tho buildings are a credit to the
city and a splendid advertisement to
tho energetic contractor.
The str. Rithot arrived from Victoria to-day with tho following passengers: Mrs. Pttlmestor, Mrs. Shotbolt,
Mrs. Woiidw-iird, Mr. and Mrs. Nevin,
Mrs. Smith, TJ. Nelson, S. Geansey,
Geo. Cruickshanks, T. Faster, M.
Johnson, L. Guichon, W. S. Cronin,
J. W. Cotter and 30 steerago passengers.
The steamship Lukime, of Snn Fran-
ciBco, arrived in port to-day about noon
with a small deck-cargo of brick for
the Ross-McLaren Mill Company.
She takes uo cargo from here on leaving. The Lukime has been a sailing
ship -u burquo—and has boon converted into a steamship; her machinery,
which ia very heavy, makes hcrsit down
very low aft, but she makes a Rood
smart ship, nevertheless.
Salmon i:\inirls
The ss. Sardonyx, of the C. P. N.
Co., arrived in port yesterday to load
salmon for Victoria. At tho company's
wharf the vessol loaded 5000 cases
from the Sea Island Canning Co.,
after which she proceeded to the Bon
Accord Packing Co., und took aboard
3000 cases. To-morrow the Sardonyx
will go down to Ewen's cannery and
complete her cargo, taking about 4,-
000 cases from there. Hor total
cargo will be a trifle ovor 12,000 cases.
She leaves for the Northern const porta
on Thursday.
Port Kells TiiwdsIIc.
The salo of lota on the new Port
Kells townaite, conduoted by Mr. A.
M. Nelson at tho Colonial hotel on
Saturday night, was even a greater
success than anticipated. Bidding waa
lively, and among tho buyers were
some of our most shrowd business men,
an evidenco that Port Kells is looked
upon na a possiblo town of tho futuro.
In nil 162 lots were sold ut prices varying from §4 to §14, the whole averaging 86 per lot. Mr. Kolls is grently
pleased with result of the sale and
promises another auction at au early
Broke n LnniDI-oitt.
Whilo Joe Qui was giving his race
horse an airing yesterday, tho animal,
instead of settling down to hard work
its it should hnve done, spent tho most
of its timo in stalking ubout on its hind
lugs, and performing other capers
equally absurd and diverting. Oh being urged togo forward, the racer generally moved in the reverse direction,
and it wna while thus neglecting the
commando of the rider that it backed
against, a lump post nud threw it down,
the casting snapping off close tu the
ground. The cost of replacing tho
broken post falls on Joo Qui.
 ,—^.. .
-,'nnii' lo Griff.
On Saturday evening Inat, n ahort
time before the opening of tho varioity
ahow ou Government Square, mio of
tho acrobats, probably us a whet to
the popular appetite that revels in
vntiety shows, mid to make up in some
roe f -*':■■ ■■' ■  ■■■■■■■' - Wg drum
nnrl oi!''i"'.lono!Mjd door ureter, <nir
on Lho wire stretched trom one of tlio
tent poles to the fence near the police
station. The performer had travelled
the wiro successfully twice und wns returning towards the tent, when the
wiro broko with tt torrilio twang, like
Ap Thomns in a rngn with hia Welsh
harp, and the unlucky inounteback
camo down liko a plummet, twenty
feot or so into tho lap of mother
onrth, whero ho brought up with a
combination of a jork nnd dull thud
that seemed to bo the reverse of pleasant to him, fur ho walked nway looking as if he didn't caro a continental
if ho never oaw New Westminster
again. Tho man could r.ot have boon
muoh hurt, as ho performed in the tent
the sumo ovening. The manager says
this is tho second time the wiro has
brokon sinco they left Winnipeg; as
tho wiro is fixed with a suddon turn,
this is not surprising.
,1 New Order.
Chiof of police Pearce h:i3 issued
ordeis that from this date forward tho
constables on duty nro to mnko all
suspicious characters and unknown
persons, who nre found on the streets
after midnight, explain their movements and give a genoral nccount of
themselves. If the replies aro not
satisfactory tho suspected porsuns are
to be searched nnd lucked up. This
is nu excellent muve and will prove of
great benelit to the public safety. The
season fur potty robberies usually
opens ubout this time of the year, and
these precautions are sure to prove
most aggravating und unsatisfactory
tothe "enterprising burglar."
Tlto Kev. Fnllicr -lIcGuclten.
A telogrnni recoived on Snturdny announced the foot that Rev. Father Mo-
Gucken ahould proceed without delay
to dischnrge tho duty of Rector in the
Catholic University at Ottawa; nnd
therefore nn impromptu meeting of parishioners was held in Dr. Fagun's liouse
at 8 o'clock on Sunday evening.
G. A, Kolly was eleoted chairman,
and Dr. Fagan secretary.
It wns then resolved ununimoUBly
thnt—"Itis thedutyuf the parishioners
to present the Rev. Father with a silvor chnlico and a suitable addreBs."
The members presont subscribed
$100.00. Dr. Fagan and Androw
Loamy wero appointed collectors.
It was then resolved that another
meeting be held of which Dr. Fugnn,
the secretary, will givo due notice.
A illinnmolli Cucumber.
Mr. John Lister laid an immenso
cucumber on our tablo this morning,
but not one person in a dozen would
have called it anything but a fiquaah,
except after close inspection. Tho
cucumber was 23 inches in
length, Oi inchea iu circumference, and weighed several pounds.
It was grown in Mr. Liater'a garden
on Agnes street, and several otlier
mammoths nearly as large, which are
boing kept for exhibition at the provincial show, can be seen clinging to
the same vine that produced this one.
It wna produced from English Beed,
which, Mr. Lister says.iB the very best
in use. Owing to its mature condition
this wonderful cucumber could not be
kept till exhibition week, which is to
be regretted, us it would have boen inspected with great interest.
Prlutera on Strike.
Mr. McLagan, mannj>or of the Vnncouvor World, telephoned this oflice
to-day to tho effect that there will be
no issue of his paper to-night. The
compositors went on strike because the
cut of the now Baptist church was inserted in the paper, thereby reducing
the amount of mutter tn be set up and
consequently lessening their wages
for the day, The local union after discussing the question decided that the
men should return to work, and ihey
reported for duty at the World offico
at 10:30 this morning. As tho paper
could not be got out in itB usual form,
commencing at that hour, the manager
informed tho mon that there would be
no issue for the day. Mr. McLagan
has decided to deduct from the men's
wages tho loss the paper has sustained
by the strike, and if objection ia mndo
to this ho will test tho matter through
the courts.
lis l.vcut Value its u Fertilizer Pointed
out by F. T. Sllllll, M.A., 111.
Mr. C. F. Green, of Lndncrs, who
is well known throughout tho lower
Fraaer district ns an authority in agricultural matters, lately forwarded to
Professor Shutt, M. A, F, I. C,
chemist for tlio Dominion experimental farms, Ottawa, a package of fish
guano, mado from the refuse or ofl'al
of tho canneries, immense quantities
of which go to waste overy year. Tho
reply received is as follows and will lie
road with great interest by agriculturists and others:
0. F. Queen, Esq..
Ladner's Landing, II. C.
Dear Sir,—I now take pleasure ln sending you mv roport on tho lish waste or
refuse from the salmon canning factory
forwarded by you for examination in
June Inst. C'lioinienl analysis nltbrds the
following data:
Water  5.10
Organlo matter Jil.lil)
Asli or mineral mutter -.7.82
Nitrogen !u oigBUio mutter    3.-17
Mlnoral mutter soluble in water   1.11
Mlnornl  mutter soluble  In  tllluto
uelil  ,10.08
Mineral   niatter  insoluble lu aold
(clay and sitnd',   5.70
Potnsll 00
Phosphoric Acid, soluble...., 12
" "    reverted   tl.'ill
" "    Insoluble    8,10
Total phosphoric nelil  17.00
Valuation per two llions-nllil pounds:
Solul.li' pho«phorlo nelil IT'-ilc.ls) 6 1 80
Ui'vcrle |7cisl   13 00
insoluble    "        "   (5 ots)  « io
Ml gen (loots) 10 41
Potash (5 cm)      70
Sll 10
This Is ovlilontly a very valuable fertilizer, nnd one of special value as a manure
for wheal, anil otlier grain crops, or for application to soils poor in phosphoric nelil
nnd nitrogen; Tbo "revcrled" phosphoric
nold, though nol,immediately assimilable
by plants, Is moro or less easily l'ondoro'd
so in the soil, hence Ils vttltlQ is hul, Utile
below that, of lhc "soluble" form. The
notnblo quantity of nitrogen Mils fish re-
fusc colltnins ninU.es lhc forltllKOl'Olli'of
genera! upplleiitioii— the nitrogen bolus
In a form very vnluablo na planl. food
I have the honor lo be, ito., &e„
FltASK T. Knurr, M. A , P.I.C.
Chemist Dom. Exp'l Farm,
It is rumored in railway oiroles
tho poiition of assistant genernl in
ger of tho   Oanadian   Pacific Unihvuy,, leiicratinn was   iittui
rendered vacant by lho promotion  of j hundred icople.
T.   G.   Sliaughnoasy   to the us-istant i  —-
s that
The Uoat Bulldine Vun! on tke Nortii
Ann. Yf but JlcPbeo Bros, nre
Ilnliis lor the Nuvnl Architecture of tbe Fruser.
The promises at present occupied
by the ship and bout building establishment of Messrs. McPhee Bros., on the
North Arm, are rapidly becoming too
small for the growing requirements of
their business. The locution of the
premises is admirably adapted for the
purpose, the deep waters of the North
Arm flowing past within ten feet of
the main door of their sheds. An
order from the government for five
boats, measuring 21 feet in length, 4
feet beam, centre board, and to sail
with lug sail and jib, is now boing executed. Ono of the boats has just been
finished and looks very smart, and has
the look of u good sailer. Two of theae
boats aro for the Dominion hatchery
department, the other threo for outside wurk on the gulf. They aro
built of cedar plank with a strong oak
frame, uud will bo able to stand a
great deal of rough usage. The firm
are at present negotiating for tho building of a steamer of 75 foot keel, for the
gulf and river trade. Thoy will soon
have on tho docks a 10 ton sloop for
halibut fishing off Capo Flattery ; she
will bo owned by Italians. About 15
pleasure boata are all ready to be put
together noxt spring for the summor
and fall hiring on the river; among
theso will be two shells, Spanish cedar,
sliding seats aud outriggers and all
latest improvements ; two or three 30
foot keel sailing boats fur parties
going shooting or fishing up or down
the rivor ; theso boats will bo fitted up
in a manner to make a sportsman's
mouth water, and they will be safe
and commodious, fust sailers and easy
to handle. The firm may put on a
few hoavy boats this winter for such
purposes as duck-hunting and other
winter sports. They expect to start
building a number of bcowb pretty
soon. A band saw by Goldie & Mc-
Cullooh of Gait, Ont., run by an engine
manufactured at the- works of Leonard
Ss Sons, London, Ont., does all tho
fine sawing required in the establishment ; but the circular saws will be
put into requisition in. a few days.
Messrs. Strickland &Co., are agents
for the machinery. Messrs. MoPhee
expect that next summer will be a
busy one both in the boat building and
boat hiring businoss, and the demand
made this summer ia a pretty suro index
of what may be expected next year.
McPhee Bros, intend to cater in a
thorough manner to the public requirements, by having on hand everything in the boating line from a racing
shell to a family barge.
W. L. Fagan, of Vancouver, ia a
guest at the Colonial.
M. M. English and family have
taken up their residence- on Merivalo
C. F. Green, of Ladners, spent
Sunday in town and returned home
G. D. Brymner returned yesterday
from a holiday to Ohilliwhack and
up river.
A. W. Vowell, gold commissioner,
arrived from the interior thia afternoon and left by the Rithet for Victoria.
Mrs. Kemp, of Victoria, widow of
the late Dr. Kemp, prinoipal of the
Ladiea' College, Ottawa, is the guest of
tho Rov. T. Scouler.
W. Norman Bole, Q. C, M. P. P.,
left fur Montreal to-day on a business
trip. He will visit Ottawa, Halifax
and Toronto before returning home.
W. Connors, Business Manager for
Johnston's Black Baby Boy Co., is in
tlio city making arrangements for Ihe
company to appear hore on Saturday
evening, Sept. 21st.
Guosts at the Colonial ; John
Vicars, Geo. Slinrpe, Cannington ; H.
A. Berry, W. L. Fagan, Vancouver ;
J. W. Carter, R. H. Norton, Mra.
Neavcn, Victoria ; L. Guichon, Lad-
nor'ii Landing ; J. Tuttle, North
Arm ; Edward Knublu, East Saginaw,
Michigan ; T. G. Dexter, Toronto.
Guosts at tho Queen's: Chas.
Murray, City ; Geo. Gillespie and
wife, J. H. McCormick, 0 M. Nash,
Vancouver; J. S. Castloman, Stanley
J. Cnstleman, Riverside, Cal. ; Thoa.
Guina, J. B, H. Hewitt, Viotoria;
Geo. Steen and wife, Joseph Bennett,
Wiiiglinin, Out ; W. W. Sly, Tacoma.
C. E. Davie, secretary of the Y. M.
C. A., accompanied by his wife, wont
to Victoria to-day to attend tho conference of genoral secretaries to bo
held there on the 17th inst. From
tho capital Mr. und Mrs. Davio will go
to the Vancouver sixth annual convention of the Y. M. C. A., of the
Pacific Nortii West, returning to
Wostminstor, Monday, Septcmbor
23rd. _______
11. J. Clarke, Q. C., who was a passenger on the trail) destined for Vancouver, was discovered dead in
ids sent in a sleeping cur at
hnlf past four Saturday afternoon,
Tho causo of deaf.'i is, supposed to be
the bursting of a blood vessel. Tho
remains were taken to Medicine Hat,
whero they were placed in a coflin and
returned to Winnipeg yesterday.
Clarke waa nt one time attornoy-gen-
nral of Manitoba and was prominont
io the piilillca of the province.
Gudsby, aged Hi, sou of James Gods-
liy, marble denier, of Stratford, Out.,
shot himself through the head. It
wns u case of suicide.
Rev. Principal Grant's lecture Friduy evening, i'i Winnipeg, "ii imperial
federation was   attended   by   aovot'al
{From Daily Columbian, Sept. 17.)
Vancouver will ahortly vote on a
$20,000 lonn bylaw for park improvements.
The Yosemite passed up tho river
this morning on her way to Laidlaw's
cannery for a load of Balmon.
Tho streets in the city on which
building material of sumo kind is not
conspiciouB, are in the minority.
Mr. Warden McBride of the peni-
tontiary, attired in full dress uniform,
had his photograph taken at Thompson's gallery thia morning.
Tho new wliarf for Messrs. Mathora
Ss Milligan is progressing rapidly and
promises to be one of the finest and
most substantial along the water front.
Our enterprising Lulu Island friends
Mossrs. Sharpo & Paine, have paid
their subscription to the Exhibition
Fund. We veliture tho remark thut
all those who hnvo not yet done likewise will feel a sharp pain until they
do so.
A despatch from Snn Francisco
says: "A private tolegram received
hero from Ben. Young, salmon packer
on the Fraser river, says that the canners' association on the Fraser river
havo agreed to close their season's
work now, and not continue fiahing
and packing tho later runs of lish,
which hns been customary in other
years." Some of the Fraaer river
cannerymen will hardly agreo with
the correctness of thia diapatoh.
In O. E. Redforn's window are two
bars, of gold from the Black Jack
mine at Barkerville. One of the bars
is 31.27 ozs. weight, valuod at $526,-
83, nnd was the result of the crushing
of 110 tons of free milling ore. The
other is of 19.40 oz. weight and was
tho proceeds of 12 tons of ore from the
same mine. Tho fineness of the bars
are 732 ami 815 respectively, thoir
color is deep yellow, rather richer than
that from some of tho placorB.—Times.
From an interview with the chief
of police this morning it seems
that the ao-called new order
is anything but novel. It is merely one of the provisions of the
"vagrancy act" and ia enforced in all
civilized communities from one ond of
tho continent to the other. In the
cities of the United States it is enforced with particular vigor. Common sense ought to tell anyone that
there ia nothing either tyrannical or unlawful about such precaution.
In view of a large export of logs
from British Columbia by Mr. Leary,
of the Joggings raft notoriety, the
government have now under consideration the duty to be assessed on what
ia called Douglas pine. The duty on
Bpruce iB $1, while on pine it ia ?2.
The geological reports classify that
quality of British Columbia timber aB
spruco, while the Ontario reports
classify it ai pine, and in some instances spruce. The sample on the
government bill is marked Douglas fir.
Viewed from the suburbs of the city
of Brownsville, yesterday, New Weat-
minster presented somewhat the appearance of a yonng Liverpool. At
her docks and quays floated, H. M. S.
Samson, the noble K. de K., the
Lakme, of San Francisco, the Irving,
the Rithet, the Sardonyx of the Portland line, the Adelaide, the C. C.
Funk, the Gladys, and the Rainbow
left in the morning, but a number of
tugs, scows, fishing boats and other
"small fry" served to fill up the picture
to completeness.
The magnificent grounds surrounding Government house held about 450
guests yesterday afternoon, the youth
and fashion of Victoria having assembled in full force in response to tho
invitation issued by Mrs. Nelson
Dancing was oommencod at 3:20 o'clock
and continued until 0:30, music most
enchanting being furnished by the
string band from H.M.S. Swiffaure
among the dial inguished guests present were Hon. Edgar Dowdney and
wifo, Rear Admiral Honeage and the
officers of the fleet. —Colonist of Sundny.
More than ono owner of speedy
horso flesh is putting the same
quietly to tho tost on the level
boulevards at sawdust flats. To
judge by theso trial spins on
tho sawdust, something worth looking
at will como to pass on the raco truck
at the park during the exhibition.
The junior section of tho community
is now darkly hinting at "form"
"atrido" weighted shneB, "tho correct
tip" "podigree" and other mystical
turf terms; and some frightful bets
have been booked of from ten conts up
to six bits.
Our local cotem. censures Mr. Marn^
of Kamloops, who is M. P. for Yalo
district, fnr failure tu look aftor the
interests of his constituents, iu the
matter of appropriations for public
works. Wo do not protend to bo posted on tho facts of the case, but we
confess that we are inclined to receive
tho statement with oxtreinc ' caution,
as we havo always understood that Mr.
Mara was u very attentive, energetic,
and innuontiul mombor. We huvo
have heard his political opponents acknowledge all that, and praise from an
opponent is generally considered good
A tolegrnni wna received yesterdny
from Hon. E. Dewdney in which he
stated lint he and ilra Dewduoy win
nrrivo in Vancouver to-morrow morning, and that he will he compelled to
leave for tho east Friday morning. Ilo
also stated that any arrangements
made by tho committee for hia time
while hero would bo agreeable to him.
Tho programmo which the committeo
has accordingly laid out for tho entertainment of the distinguished visitors
ia as follows: On Wednesday: Excursion by steamor on tho Inlet and to
the Ninth Arm and Howe Sound. Un
Thittsday.' Drive around Stanley parlt.
Iu the evening an "At Home" and reception by Mr. and Mrs. Dewdney nt
the Hotel Vancouver nt 8:30 p. in.
More About tbe Provc-mlou.
The chairman aud secretary of the
procoaaion committeo were around
town all yesterday talking up the procession among the lieges. As a result
of tlieir labors it is estimated that between 40 and 50 merchants in tho city
will tako a share in the procession by
sending at least ono waggon or other
vehicle, so decorated aa to represent
their business in a suitable and artistic
manner. The promiso of bo much
Bolid help in encouraging in the high-
eat degree; and considering the largo
number of societies of one kind and
another which Westminstor possesses,
all of which intend to turn out enthusiastically nnd full into line, thero can
not be a doubt that the pageant will
be something quito unparalleled in tho
history of the province. There will
be a number uf fine bands of music
und special cars gorgeously decorated
and allegoricnlly repreaenting the
trade and induatriea of Britiah Columbia. Tho pruceaBioii will atart from
tho vicinity of the Royal City Planing
Mills, proceeding along Columbia
atroet to Agnes aud by the otlier
Btreets leading to tho park. Tho
lieutenant-governor, the mayor and
and city council aro expected to tako
part in the parade. A continuance
of the preaent fino weather is ull thut
is wanted to mako tbe affair brilliant
in the extreme
T.   U.   Shatighnossy   lu the as-istant j —-—--	
presidency, will be given either to ,J. j Friday, at Brandon, N. W. T.,
A. McVinner or C. W. Spencer, both j wheat jumped eight cents. Offilvip'B
of whom are unw divisional auperin-' liti-Vr .idenm-d the price f-iun OO'to
tondonts. I 63 culls,
See new advs. iu this paper: Grent
auction sale of Mud Bay property by
T. ,1. Trapp; the Delia exhibition adv.,
and the notice of tho Ontario Iwrnrss
Mr. J. ,1.  -tfiiylun Interviewed (in the II.
€. g-enltcnllury,  lie Ik Sallsllcd
with Ihe .lliuiuaciueut.
Learning thut Mr. J. G. Moylan,
inspector of penitentiaries, was about
to leave fcr the east yesterday afternoon, a representative of The Coldji-
iii-an jumped on the Pacitic express to
interview him on the Hy, as it were,
concerning the affairs of tho British
Columbia penitentiary, of which not
a little has been said since the release
of O'Connor and Johnston from that
institution laBt winter. These men issued a pamphlet which it will be remembered reflected very seriously on
the management of tho penitentiary,
and on wliich The Columbian commented, suggesting that a speoial
investigation should bo held, the remarks of Senator Mclnnea iu the senate on the same aubject being alao
quoted ou another occasion. After Mr.
Moylan'B arrival in Westminater two
weeks ago he addressed letters to The
Columbian, Senator Mclnnes nnd
others, asking them to lay before him
any specific charges or information
they might be in possession of,'and he
would be pleased to hoar them and
hold an investigation. He also caused
an advertisement to be published to
the Baine effect. Not being in possession of specific evidence ugainst the
management of the penitentiary, and
not feeling inclined to take up the
cauae alone, the management of The
Columbian replied to that effect, and
the matter dropped.
Mr. Moylan received our repreBen-
tative very cordially and seemed moat
willing to Bpeak on the subject introduced, namely, the charges that were
laid against the officers of the penitentiary by ex-convicta O'Connor and
Johnston. On being asked his opinion of the charges laid, Mr. Moylnn
said: "These chargea were laid by two
of the worst mon we hnvo over had in
the penitentiary. Even Bishop Sillitoe admitted they were among the
worst, men he had ever met. Why,
when I was here two years ago and investigated' the conduct of these men,
I ordered the wardon, who had refrained, from soft-heartedneas, tu uive
some of thero tho lush. When O'Connor found out ho was unable to curry
out his schemes while he attended tbe
Roman Catholic chapel, ho professed to
be converted and asked to bo placed
on tho church of England list. A lew
days nfterwurds four otlier Catholics
asked fur the same chaniio. This was
considered strnngo and suspicious, and
thoir requests wero refused, but they
were told Ihey might attond'the Protestant services held hy the regulur
prison chiipluii;, Rev. Mr. Jamieson.
This waa not what .thoy wanted and
they demurred, it was afterwurds
discovered that a cunning plot had
beon arranged, and which might have
'resulted successfully hut for the wisdom of tho warden in not allowing
their demands. The plan was this:
Tho ohurch of England services are
held in the warden's room, the windows of which ure not barred. Some
14 convicts attend theso services, und
it would nut huvo been a difficult mat-
tor fur them tu make n sudden bolt,
got out through the windows und possibly take possession of the armory bo-
low, thon overcome lho gunrdB nnd
disperse, taking their ch'incL's of pelting over ihe fence before all alarm wns
given, 'fhe matter ef allowing these
men to change to the church of England was referred to me, and by ino lo
the iiiini-ter of justice, who decided
not to allow the change. These men
were also very bitter against Fathor
Horris, and wfiyl Becaiiao he tried to
mako them better men and because he
roportod their misci ndtict and irregu-
lnritiea i'i ohanpl."
On boing asked what he thought of
tho suggestion of Senator Mclnnes
that un investigation of the charges
should be made, Mr. Moylan answered: "I could find uo grounds on
which to advise u special commission
to 8carch the question. Withuut
some definito grounds to work on, tho
government would not ta, to such a
stop. But in order lo satisfy myself
on the charges that have been laid,
and to discover if possible any foundation there might have been for thein,
1 held un investigation during my present, visit, which has satisfied me that
the charges laid against tho governing
officers were without foundation. J
caused every oflicer ef the penitentiary j
to appear before me and on oath ex- '
iiinined thein soportitely uu all the
points raised, endeavoring to ascertain from thein if tlie-.' were cognisant
of   any    irregularit es,   ill-treatment,
etc., practiced by tho warden or de»
puty warden towards the convicts.
My utmost endeavors failed to elicit
ono word derogatory to these gentlemen am1 iii sending iny report to the
minister of justice, and explained the
steps I had taken, I informed him if
anything wus wrong in connection with
the management of the penitentiary
tho ovil was well cloaked, and every
officer of the institution muat be in
league to keep it hidden."
The train was nearing the junction
by Hub time and our representative
had juat timo to ask another question.
"What iB tho tenor of your report
on the British Columbin penitentiary
this time?" Mr. Moylan replied: "My
report to the department this time ia
better than it evor was before, nnd I
go buck better pleased nnd more satisfied with the management of the institution than on any former occasion."
There was just time for a hand
shako'and Mr. Moylan changed cars
and a few minutes later was speeding
along towards Regina, where ho makes
his next stop.
Tho high position attained and tho
universal acceptance and approval of the
pleasant liquid fruit remedy Syrup of
Figs, us the most excellent laxative
known, illustrate the value of the uuali-
tics on wliich its success is based und
ore abundantly gratifying to the Cal.
Fig Syrup Company.
Masonic P.ullding, -.'ew Westminster,
B. C. dwlo
Masonlo Building,   New Westmin-
Bter, B. C. d\vmy4tt*
<(ii:i:iu !.!>, -ticcoiii. A .li--.Mii,
BARRISTERS. SOLICITORS, etc.  Offices—Masonic Buildings, New West-
minBter. and Vancouver. B. C. _   dwto
A. C. IlltYDONE-JAfJI-i, SI. A.,
Public, Ac. Office In the Hamley
Building, Columbia Si., opposite the Colonial Hoiel. dwf,ii2to
GOLD MEDALIST of the University of
tlio High Court of Justice, 1 reland. Offices,
Corner McKenzie &s Clarkson Sts.. New
WestminBter, dwfe21tc
». W. GRANT,
ARCHITECT.  Office—Comer Mary and
Clarkson Sts., Woatminster.   nwto_
and    DRAUGHTSMAN.       Hamley
Block, New Westminster.        dwuu28tc_
Business Notice.
to furnish plans and specifications tor
all classes of buildings (stone und brick a
specialty). Will furnish all the necessary
drawings and superlniond work through a
competent foreman, and will guarantee
perfect work fov 3per eent. of cost, Oflice
in Bankof B.C. Building, up-stalrs, New
■Westminster. JAMES KENNEDY,
dwselltc Avchiteot.
Iii tlie Supreme Court of British Columbia..
In. the Matter of the Goods of Wi__UM
Moivkk Campbell, Deceaww-h
all persons indehipd to WinLL-iH
Mooiii;Campui:i.i.. lute of Sumas, tn the
District of New Westminster, deceased,
are requested to pny tlie amountof their
indttbtednpss to the undersigned at New
Westminster forthwith, and all persons
having a claim ugainst lhc estate of tho
said deceased are required to furnish particulars thereor, duly verified, within one
montli from-thisdate.
Dated tho 3rd day of September, A. D.
Solicitors for PucenKC^JiPirErx,
se-l-dwl-wt4 Administratrix.
the partnership heretofore .-■n^sisl-
ing betweon the undersigned under the
fin: name of Cbnierfortl A- 3M)»ingall,
Mm*hi'.nt Tuilors, Inis bw-n dissolved this
day liy mutual co'nseiit. Ali: accounts
om tng the late thin 'Aru tu be paid ro J. A.
Mri>mgnll, and all claims ngajnst tho
said linn will be J-tr-tllcd by him:
.1. A. Jk'DO.TGALL.
New WcHt.„Aviig. 31,1880.
Mr. J. ft. McDougall
under his own nnnuvu ibosatne
store, on Columbia stres-1, next; to P.
Gwilte's. A coat in nun co oS On* ]>uhlic
patronage is respect fully solicited, sa vis-
faction guaranteed. dwseatc
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A Pleasing- Senso oi Health
and Strength Renewed, and
of Ease and Comfort
Follows tho uso of Syriiii of Figa, as it
acts gently on tho
Kidnkys, Ltvek ?:; Bowels
Effectually Clonneing tho Systan Tf hen
Costive oi'ililioni:, DianoJlSng
Cclds, Headache;; ani Fevers'
and penientx:!!;" cucllig
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'■"Olwiwa Kv." ' '"   V« Msii,'S(,». VOLUME 34.
NO. 38.
Sudden Ileum.
The old adasre "In tho midst of
life we ure in deuth," was exemplified
yesterduy morning, in the Vuncouvor
House, Yates streot, iu the sudden
death of a boarder named Joseph
Patterson. At the particular time,
Patterson and three other men wore
eating breakfast, ubout 0:30 o'olook,
and tho repast wub inlersporsed with
jokes. In reply tu u joke tho decensed
laughingly said, "I can get away with
you both," and then partook of ti
mouthful nf fried egi;. A rattling
wub heard in his throat by the others,
one of whom snid, "You're dying new;
you can't do anything," The words
spoken in jest proved tuu true, fcr the
vital spark had fled and Patterson's
head hung limp. He was ut onco
taken out for frosh air nnd everything
dono in his behalf, but without avail.
Dr. Milno wus called in, but his services ut the juncture were useless,
Patterson being dead. The decensed
wub a nativo of tho north uf Ireland
and about 43 years oi age, und haa
been employed around the city ns a
laborer for some time. An inquest is
to be held ut 0 o'clock this evening.—
Times Sept. I).
British i'oliimliin Iiiilinns.
Mr. Van Koughnet, the deputy of
tho superintendent cf Indian affairs,
haa just visited the nation's wards in
British Columbia. He says of the
western Indians that they are slightly
higher on the ladder of civilization
than curs in the east, and for two reasons. The first is thut they are entirely
self-dependent. "Our govornmont
grants them no annuities, nnd all the
money they obtain is the outcome of
their profitable labors. With ub this
is not the case. The granting of annuities, in accordance with old treaties,
has fostered a spirit of semi-depend-
enco and laziness among the eastern
tribes which is tho reverse of satisfactory. The second reason is that Indians in British Columbia, generally
speaking, mingle iu their daily pursuits more among whito men than they
do in the east.." Mr. Vun Koughnet
surely means by eastern Indiuns those
of the prairies—western Indians from
our point of view, but eastern from the
British Columbian standpoint. Our
Ontario Indians are neither dependent
or lnzy. If they are, it is strange that
they should have been given tho franchise.—Toronto Mail.
'! lie Ancull Disaster.
A Seattle papor Bays: Captains Bryant nnd Bulleue, steamboat inspectors,
of Puget Sound, will go to Alaska on
the next stenmer for the purpose of
inspecting 18 vessels that ply in the
waters of that territory. Capt. Bryant,
being asked when an investigation of
tho Anciin disaster would take place,
replied that it would be somo time
after the return of himself and Capt.
Bulleue from Alaska. The accident,
he said, from whut he could learn of it,
was one that might happen anyone.
The wharf at Luring is located on a
narrow passage which is not more than
a quarter of u mile wide. It is the
practice to swing steamers around by
means of a stern line so as to avoid
running into tho shore, and this was
oast off by mistake. The current and
the wind set in towards the Bhore on
the same side as the wharf, and this
aided by the fact that there was not
room onough for tho vessel to turn in,
landed hor on tho roof. There was a
pinnacle of stone at the bow and tho
stern, with nothing for the vessel to
rest on between. The tido rises and
falls 24 feet at Luring. The receding
tide left the vessel in such an awkward
position thut she broke in two in the
Resident t'uuiuy Coun Judge.
Mr. Eli Harrison, junior, for Bome
years county court judge and stipendiary magistrate at Cariboo, arrived
by the noon train to-day to assume
the duties of resident judge and magistrate in this eity aud distriot. A cordial welcome is extended lo Mr. Harrison, not only in his official pcition,
bnt as a gentleman who for many
years has been a resident of this province, aud, who, by his gentlemanly
and courteous demeanor, has won the
esteem and respect of those fortunate
enough to have enjoyed his acquaintanceship. Like they say of a new
newspaper, he will "fill a long felt
want." The supreme court judges
who have done the county court work
(or many yours past, made monthly
visits to this city, and endeavored to
the utmost (even to the sacrifice of
personal convenience) to bring litigation tu a spooily and correct conclusion. Mr. Harrison, us resident judge,
will bo at all times availablo, and thus
afford a greater security to those doing business in our midst, and prevent
the often vexatious delays of waiting
till tho beginning of next month.
Thii'' ut lust '■irdy justice has been
done to Nnnnimo in providing a resident count-/ court judge.—-Fret Press
Sept. I).
Northern LosainK Camps.
Logging operations, always an important industry in British Oolumbia,
have this year attained proportions
greater than ever before. From a well
known logger who has lately returned
from the north, The Columiiian learns
that some twenty largo enmps are hard
at work along tho coast between thu
Fraser river uud Port Nevillo, sixty
miles above Yiioliitnw rapids, Tho
camps nro widely separated, On Howe
sound thero nro 2, namely, McPherson's
and Gillis'; on Jarvis Inlet Mr. Dinccn
is working a oump fur tire Moodyvllle
Sawmill Co., nnd at Grief Point is
Wm. McKay's large camp. Ireland
and Leatherdalo nro gutting cut an im-
monuo number cf logs on Lowis channel.  Some nine miles above Yuclataw
rapids is situated the Hastings sawmills'
camp and store. This is the must important establishment on the coast, it
being the point of supply for all the
company's camps, timber cruisers, and
also for the numerous hand loggers
working in that neighborhood. Seven
miles from the last named camp is
Mathieson Ss Gillespie's camp, whore
a very large cut has been mado during
tho past four months. Taylor Bros.'
camp is in the same vicinity, and
hand-loggers are working in overy bay
between tho rapids ami Port Neville.
On Vancouvor island King Ss Casey's
establishment, near Cnmpbell river, is
getting cut all immense cut this season,
and, ton miles above, Angus McCal-
lum's camp is also doing guod work.
Aoroas the buy from MoOalluni's is
Sayward's camp. Last year the cut cf
lugs wuo estimated at 100,000,000 feet;
iho estimated output, for this year is
placed ut 175,000,000 feet, un immense
increase, but not an over-estimate.
Tho estimated number of men employed in connection with these camps is
placed at (100, which, with tho hand-
ioggers Bcnttered along the coast, will
probably make n grand total of 700
men whu aro cutting legs for the various lumber manufacturing compuuioH.
Jerusalem seems now to be a
rapidly growing city. This ia duo
to the groat number of Jews who
nro Hocking there yearly. They now
numbcr 30,000 moro than the Moslem unci Christian populations com
for Infants and Children.
To Authorize the Sale of Lands within
tho District of Surrey upon which
Taxes hare been due and in arrear for
two years.
all lands within tho District of Surroy upon which taxes have boen duo and
tn arrear for two years shall be sold and
tho proceeds applied in tlie reduction of
such taxes;
He it unacted, therefore, by the Heovo
and Couucil of the Corporation of the District of Surrey:
1. The Assessor and Collector of the Corporation of the Distriot of Surrey is hereby
authorized and directed to submit tothe
Heeve oftho Corporation oftho Distriot of
Surrey tv list in duplicate of all the lands
upon which there shall beat the Mine of
tho passing of this By-law unpaid Municipal tuxes in nrretir for tlio period of two
yoars prior to the passing of this Hy-lrnv
with tho amountof arrears against each
lot.set opooslto tothe same; and the
Heeve shnll authenticate such lists by
aihxlug the seal of the Corporation and
his signature, and ono of such lists shall
be deposited with the Clerk of the Corporation and the otlierahall be returned
to tlie Assessor and Collector wltli a warrant thereto annexed under the hand of
tlm Reeve and the senl of the Corporation
commanding him to levy upon tho laud
for the arrears due thereon with his costs.
2. Tt slinll not be tho duty of tho Assessor
and Collector to make enquiry before
eiFecting a salo of land for taxes to ascertain whothor or not there ls any distress
upon the land nor shall he be bound to
enquire into or form any opinion of the
valuo of the land.
3. The Assessor and Collector shall prepare a copy of the list of lands to be sold
and shall include therein in a separate
column a statement of the proportion of
cost s chargeable on each lot for advertising and for the commissions authorised
by this By-law to be paid to him, and
shall cause such list to bc published In
some paper in the District of New Westminster for a period of one month preceding such intended sale.
4. The advertisement shall contain a
notification thnt unless the arrears and
costs are sooner paid ho will proceed to
sell the lands for the taxes on a day and
nt a time and place named ln the advertisement.
5. The Assessor and Collector shall nt
leaht three months bofore tho time of salo
also deliver to or deposit in the Post Oflice
to the address of the ownor of such property which is to be sold for taxes as
aforesaid or to tho agent of such owner, a
notice In writing of the amount of taxes
due and that tho property Is to bo sold for
arrears so due, and in case tho address of tho owner or agent is unknown a
notico to the same effect shall bo posted
upon tho land Intended to be sold; and
shall also at least three months before
tho time of sale post a notice similar to
the abovo advertisement in somo convenient and public places, that is to say, at
the Municipal Hall, Surrey Centre.
it The day of sale shall be tho second
day of December A.D*, 1889, at the Municipal Hall, Surrey Centre, and shall begin
at twelve o'clock noon.
7. If at time appointed for the sale of
the lauds no bidders appear the Assessor
and Collector may adjourn the snle from
time to time.
8. If the taxes have not been previously
collected or if no one appears to pay the
same at the time and plane appointed for
the Bale the Assessor and Collector
shall sell at Public Auction no muoh
of the land as may be sufficient to
discharge the taxes and all lawful
charges incurred In and about the sale
and the collection of the taxes, selling In
Srefereuce such part ut he may consider
est for the ownen to sell flrst; and In
offering such lands for sale lt shall not be
necessary to describe partlculaily the portion of the lot or section which shall he
sold but it wltl be sufficient to sny that hu
will sell so much of the lot or section as
shall be necessary to secure the payment
of the taxes due and the amount of taxes
stated ln the advertisement shall In all
oases he prima facie evidence of the correct amount due.
9. If the Assessor and Collector falls at
such sale to sell such land for the full
amount of arrears of the taxes duo he
shall at such snle adjourn the same until
a day to be publicly named by him, not
earlier than one week, not latei than
three months thereafter; he shall give
notice by advertisement In tho pnpcrtn
winch the original notico was advertised,
of such adjourned sale, and on such day
he shall sell such lands for any sum he
onn realize and shall accept such sum as
full payment uf such arrears of taxes.
10. If the purchaser of any property or
parcel of land falls immediately to pay
to tho Assessor and Collector the nmount
of tho piirchii.se money the Assessor and
Collector shall forthwith again put up the
proporty for sale.
11. Immediately after overy sAlo the
Assessor and Collector shall return a list
of tbe arrears satisfied by such sale to the
Clerk of tho Corporation and shall atthe
snrno timo pay In the proceeds of such
snle to the said Clerk,
1;;, The Assessor and Collector after selling any land for tuxes shall give a certificate under his hand to the purchaser,
stating distinctly what part or proportion,
as the case may be, of tlie land and what
interest therein lias been sold, or stating
what whole lot, seotion or estate has been
so sold and describing the same, and also
stating tho quantity of land, the sum for
whieh It has been sold and the expenses
of sale: and further stating that a deed
conveying tho same to the purchaser or
his assigns according to tho nature of tlie
estate or interest sold will be executed by
him and the Heeve on his or their demand nt any time after the expiration of
ono year from the dato of the certificate,
If tho land be not previously redeemed.
13, Tlio Assessor and Collector shall bo
entitled to twelvo per centum commission
upon tho .suins collected hy him as aforesaid.
14. This Hy-law may bncltod for all purposes as a lly-law to authorize tho salo of
lands fol' taxes (delinquent and in arrear
for two years previous to the passing of
tills By-law) within tho District of Surrey.
Passed tho Municipal Council and tho
seal nf l ho Corporation appended hereto
thla third day of August, 1889,
S-t ul Beove,
Ilj,n' j   Henry T. Thiuft,
■"-r-- 0. M. 0. wau21ml
* "CutorlftlBsoweUa-apbedtochlldrenthat I Castoria cures Colfe, Constipation,
IrecommeuditaBsuperiortoanvpresorlpaon   gg ^SSWSSS "mite, dl-
known to mo."      & A, Anoara, M. D., legation
Ul 80, Oxford St,, Brooklyn, N. T.   | Without Injurious medication.
Tmt Cbktaur Company, 77 Murray Street, N. Y.
JUS. l__ll£L
Are Now Opening
ladies'. Misses' ani Children's
Mantles, Cloaks and Jackets.
RSB uwoci3to
Ogle, Campbell & Freeman
Fall and Winter Goods!
Art Figured Pongee Silk.
Art Muslins.
-E '• Gr_-Rf_C^_E-Z-Eij.p
rP<lCtlCcu   \vaiCmiiaivt/I,    luauuiaCtuHiif;
Jeweler & Optician.
A full line of Spectacles & Eye-Glasses In ateel, rubber, silver arc gold
frames.   The finest Pebbles made, (4 por pair; oil sights suited.
Speoial attention givon to FINE WATCH REPAIRS. Having learm... the
business thoroughly from some of the finest Horologers in England, and sinco thon
managed the watch-repairing departments of a few of the best firms on the continent of Amerioa, is a sufficient guarantee of good workmanship, Formerly munnger for nearly 8 years of the well-known firm of Savage k Lyman, Montreal.
Charges Moderate,
Montreal, Doo., 1887.—Mr. F. Crake—Andw. Robertson, Esq., Chairman ol
Montreal Harbor Commissioners, says; "I nover fouud a Watchmakor who did so
well for me as you did wlion in Montreal, and I am sorry you aro not horo to-day."
■tafThey are not only made of  the
Choicest Tobacco but they are of
Home Manufacture, tuul should be
patronized by all good citizens.        (
WM. TIETJEN, Manufacturer,
Farmers, Attention I
CMBHiwsaefe, B. C.
31 Farm Wagons.
IS Buck Boards.
1 Span well matched 4-year old
Black Horses.
3 Single Driving Horses.
6 Cows and Calves.
10 Head Steers.
1 Trotting Wagon.
(tar A Full Lino of Cooking Stoves,
Heating Stoves, Tinware, Hardware,
Groceries, Dry Goods, Notions, Crook-
ery k Stoneware, Clothing, Hats k Caps,
Drugs, Farm Implements, Houso Furn-
isliiugs, Furniture, and the Largest Line
of Boots und Shoes above Westminster
and tbe most Complete Stock of General
M   0)
\W% c-o
<3C   CO.
Real  Estate,
Financial Agents
Purchase Sell and Lease Property,
Collect Rents,
Make Loans on Mortgages,
And transaot all Business rotating to
Real Estate.
London Assurance Corporation.
Connecticut Flro Insurance Co. of
Hurl ford.
London anil Lancashire Life Ansiir-
aiico Co.
Canton Insurance Oflice, Ld. (Murine)
Columbia St., New West'r.
4i Government St., Victoria
(Lath op Emoland)
Corner of Church unil Columbia Stroots,
fjarsatlsfactiou guaranteed.    <l\v'e7tc
10 Chapel Walk, South Castle St., Liverpool* England.
3 Bunk Buildings, Columbia Streot, New
Westminster, B, O.
Shipping and Commission
General Whousale Muicha-its &. Importers
Any description ot Goods Imported to
order and Custom and Ship Broking
transacted. Latest Freight nnd Market
Quotations, d\vau2tc
Fruit Trees,
Oroamcitcnl Trow,
.Small Fruity
And GARDEN STOCK ou hand hi great
Everything Urst-clm'H and furnished In
good shape.
R_5..Scnd 15 cts. for valuable BO-page De-
.Hcrhitivo Catalogue with (1 beautiful colored plates.   Price Lists -sent free.
Port Hammond, B. C.
Plants for Sale!
Douglas Street Nursery.
nil the lending vuri'Uies ut
Apples, Pears, Plums, Cherries,
■ AI.RO	
SMALL FKI'ITS of every description.
Itouqiicls, -IVreallm und Crosses mode
to ordor.
ddwnpSyl P. LATHAM.
330.332 C0KU0YA STREKT,
Importers and Dealers In
.hjk <3>   m.^.
Columbia and Church Streets.
Alex. Hamilton,
North British anil Mercantile
Capital,   -    $15,000,000.
DWELLINGS, Hard or Lumber Finished,
100 feet from Burns, % per cent, for 1
year, or I'A per cent, for 3 yours. .
STABLES—2 per cent, for 1 your, orJ4 por   i
cent, for 3 yours. '
S. G. JAQUES, Agent,
wuuVra-l       New Westminster, E. C.
Puyallup Nursery I
Grown in the famous Hop Region of Puyallup and Whito River Valleys.
«!*_£_ OVER ONE MILLION «s_ww
TONS of Grass and Clover Seed.
TONS of Cholco Seed Potatoes (loklnds)
TONS of Choicest Vegetable Seeds.
 SEASON 1880 4 1800.	
Enough for Denlers,  Enough for Planters
New revised List and Prices just out.
Don't fool younolf by not sending for It
immediately uud leurn whnt ls grown and
to be hud eloso at home. Catalogue freo
to all. J. SI. OGLE,
wJeSmO Puyallup, Wash, Tor.
Mary Streot, New Westminster, B.C.   I
London and Lancashire Fire and
BrJUUh Kmplre Life Insnrance
Hew Westminster BulU11ii-*r Society*
Aoeonntnnt's Oflico, Dloeese of N.W.
City Auditors. 1886,1887 and 1888.
and otlier monetary trauHnutlou.'-,
Have several good Investments on their
bootffi, and all now comers will do woll to
eall beforo dolus bun] ness elaowlierc.


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