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olnl rates for genewil triide utivul'llsiiiif,
according to spade mimitilet' uml tlnrulioii
ol contract.
.vuci.on Bales, whim displayed, nhiirged
"b ;.«-r cent, lesn iiiun trnnsleui iulvt«, II
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Insertion; Funeral Notices In connection
win-, deaths, ho eta fh lusertion,
WEEKIV 'tt'VtlllSIWl 8ATE8.
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Special rates for nci tern I n-.ide ndvertlsl nss.
Bpoelnl Notices, lilt-Mis, Marriages unit
Iionths, same rates ns Daily.
nuts must he all metal',and'orlargecuts
nn extra rulo will he charged,
ftj-l-ersons sending In advertisements
Bhould he careful lo slide whether thoy
are to appear in tbe Dully Rditlnn, or I lie
Weekly. 0 both. A liberal reduction is
inude when inserted tn lioth. No advertisement Inserted for leas than SI.
lieve that this underlying principle
comes into play. It is no quostion
of an owner making an avenue
through his property for private
uso. It is a question of laying out
what is intended to serve tho purposo of a public street, and of subdividing property for the purpose of
selling it, The owners may bo willing to opeii tho street after a fashion
in the first place, in order to got,
their lots into thn market; but
when the lots are sold, will they continue to keep the street in repair,
and do ull necessary work upon it!
lt will still bo their property, but
will they then lie so eager in asserting their right to "manage" it? We
think not. One of two thinga must
happen. Either the council must
adopt the street, and look after it,
or it will fall into n condition which
will be a disgrace to the neighborhood and very possibly u menace to
the health of the residents. This.it
appears to us, is the light in which
the mutter should bo looked at;
nnd, if wo are right, it follows that
the council would be acting iu the
interest of the citizens generally by
exercising some control in the matter.
Who do not recolvo their paper regularly,
from the Carriers or through  llie Post
Office, will confern favor by reporting the
same to the oflico of publ leatlon nt, once.
Weekly Britisli GolumWan.
V.eilni'iiliiy -lluriiin*:, Nuv. II. 188(1.
Mr. Thomas Earle, elected member of the Dominion parliament for
Victoria, on the 28th ult., by acclamation, seems to be emphatically
the people's choice. Immediately
on Mr. Baker's resignation, in September, Mr. Earle was presented
with a monster requisition, signod liy
about five hundred of his fellow
citizens, of nil shades of politics indigenous and imported, requesting
hint to allow himself to be placed in
nomination for the vacant seat,
and promising their support in case
of a contest. Mr. Earle accepted
and promised to accord tho present
federal administration a generous
and independent support. With
such a spontaneous and all but
unanimous expression of confidence
from the electorate, of course, Mr.
Earle's election by acclamation was,
as the Victoria papers put it, a
foregone conclusion, No opposition
materialized, and the returning officer went through the form, on Mon
day afternoon, of deolaring the
nominations closed, and Mr. Earle
duly elected by acclamation. Although not hitherto known as
publio man, as a successful business
man of many years standing in Victoria, a thorough Victorian, and ono
possessing in the highest degree the
esteem and confidence of his fellow-
citizens, the capital city will havo a
faithful and able representative in
Mr. Thos, Earle, and onu besides
who will do no discredit to the province as a whole.
The Dominion parliament is to
meet earlier than usual the coming
winter, on January 16th, say the
despatches, to discuss sueh vexed
questions as the Jesuit, bill, disturbed
relations between Oanada and the
United States, eto. The prospects
are, undoubtedly, for an interesting
session next winter nt Ottawa. Our
own local parliament, too, being in
its last term, will have matters before it of moro than usual importance. Chief amongst these will be
the redistribution of seats question,
and a modified scheme of rep. by
pop. will have to be devised by the
"assembled wisdom," which may be
expected to ugitnte the country to
its very coro. A climax may even
bo pi'eoipitiited by a proposal to remove Ihe capital from the island,
although it is questionable if such a
stop would not lie premature and
ill-advised. The Canadian Western
Railway —the newattorney-general's
avowed hobby—promises to be a
bone uf contention this session, as it
was the latter part of last. The
session altogether will be an important one, and the electors of
Westminster should bear this in
mind when selecting a representative for this city, which will have
to be dono very shortly now.
Will Meet on January 16th and
Discuss Important Questions
Relative to Chinese Act.
The Northwest Legislative Couneil
Resigns in a Body for Some
Unexplained Cause.
An English Syndicate Buys Up BOO
Cheese Factories in New
York State.
Ottawa, Oct. 30.—Thero is no truth
in the roport that the Imperial govern:
ment has naked tho Dominion authorities to modify the Canadian-Chinese
act iu order to aveit a policy of re-
priBitl on tho part of China, It is now
understood that tho Dominion parliament will meet on Janunry 16th to
light over tho Jesuit bill; disturbed relations between Canada and 1 be United
States and a possibility of strained
commercial relations ,iith the neighboring republic vill occupy much of
lho time of the session.
A question worth considering is
raised by the little "spat" betwoen
Messrs. Hand Bros, and tho council
in the matter of the laying out of
streets in subdivided lots, The
position taken by the owners seems
a strong one at first sight. Ouu's
impulse is to ngroo with Aid. Jatiues
that the nnmioil should not, iiri'Hitin,'
tu dictate  to  peoplo what, thoy "i
The new law of the state of New
York for the execution of criminals
by electricity, instead of by the rope,
will probably soon be enforced, says
a New York exchange. Judge
Dny, bofore whom the evidence for
and against the electrical system was
presented, has decided the new law
is constitutional^ Mr, Harold Brown
is tho export employed by the state
to suporvise the electrical machinery, and lie has taken care to recommend the most effective and deadly
means for the purpose, namely, the
alternating tjrrent and the West-
iughnuse dynamo. This selection
hns givon great offense in certain
quarters, as it is supposed the machines named will have a stigma
put upon them by reason of this
debasing employment, Mr. Brown
has boen most unmercifully abused
by some of the newspapers at tho
instigation, apparently, of the parties interested in the electrical maohines. These persons pretend to
be sufferers both morally and commercially, and perhaps they are.
Tiny affect tu bo shocked thnt so
pure and innocent nn article ns tho
alternating current should bc used
for suoh mean purposes; and, moreover, thoy think it will infallibly
hurt their electrical business. Their
often repeated unlawful killing of
innocent people by means of their
I..tli .'• i running through the
u ,,. .:.!. •-   not their soilsibili-
■ ■  -, i   > • *  mnitmntni'v p -i" to bo
to.:j ..i!li tl . ,    .       .
tersof this sort most of us aro in- "'{"TV T      lTM,vl' "* "'•*'.-
elined to insist strongly upon the ful oleotrl° <>™°rt™ e*>»te* "'«'
prinoiple that one has a right to do
as he likes with his own. But it
must not bo forgotten that that
prinoiple has many limitations. A
man who owns a house in the middle of a 20-acre field can burn it
down if he wants to (provided it is
not insured), but if tho house stood
on a oity street, ho would probably
find, if ho got rid of it in that way,
that a man cannot always do as he
likes with his own. In fact, whero
tho doing as you like inflicts injury
on others, or is likely to do no, llie
law—at least tho underlying principle of law—says you should bo restrained. In the case under discussion wo aro strongly inclined to bo-1
liveliest sympathies. So numerous
are the incidents and so frequent
tho loss of life in New York city
from the ovorhoad alternating current wires, that tho mayor has takon
steps to cause their summary removal, which the companies seek to
prevent by injunction.
It has come to this in Chicago,
according to an oxchango, which
gravely prints tho following dialogue: Client:. I want a divorce.
Lawyor -On what grounds" 0.—
My wifo cannot make gootl coffee.
L.—I am sorry, but the law is not
broad enough for a man to
decree on coffee grounds.
get a
Regina, N. W. T., Oct. 30.— Tho
legislative bonrd of tho Northwest
Territories resigned iu a body this
Pironunii, Pa., Oet. 30.—A report
reaches this city thai the limited express eostbonnd ou tlie Pittsburg, Fort
Wayne & Chicago Railroad collided
with a freight train near Beaver. Tlie
engineer and fireman of tho express
were killed.    No particulars yet.
New York, Oct. 30.—The principal
cheeso factories in this state have given
bonds for their Bale to an English syndicate, nml it is said that within six
mouths 500 in the northern district
will be under English ownership,
though still managed by Americans.
San Francisco, Oct 30.—M. M.
Stern, the Canadian Puciiio representative in this oity, says he has received
no notification of the proposed discontinuance of his company's trans-Pacific
steamship lino, nnd hos consequently
not hesitated to bonk freight and pas
Hougers as usual.
Pittsburo, Oct, 30 —Thu Chicago
and New York express, on the Fort
Wayne road, collided with a freight-
train twenty miles from this city this
morning. One mns wss killed and ten
Patterson, N. J„ Oot. 30.—John
Koch, a young baker employed at Miller's bakery, was seen taking away a
basket of bread on hia way home early
this morning. On being pursued he
dropped the basket and fled to the bridge
over the l'assiac river, sprang into the
water and wns drowned. The body has
not yet been recovered.
New York, Oct. 30.—Tho steamor
Kanawaka, belonging to the Chesapeake
k Ohio Railroad Co., arrived here this
morning with the crews of the steamer
Cleopatra from West Point for New
York and the Crystal Wave, bound for
Washington, whicli collided off Delaware
Cope and sank yestorday morning, The
Kanawaka overhauled the vessels
soon after they collided and she tried
to take the Cleopatra in tow, but both
steamers sank within an hour. The
Cleop ura had a orew of 26 men and
tho Crystal Wave had 14. All were
taken aboard the Kanawaka. The
Cleopatra had 945 bales of cotton
aboard for New York. She was
nn old hulk, and steamboat-
men don't wonder that she was wrecked by running into the Crystal Wave.
Tho latter was a small but swift boat,
formerly plying on Harlem and East
rivers as an excursion boat. She was
ou the way to Washington for service
on tho Potomac. The Crystal Wavo
was purchased a few days ngo by Capt.
Randall, of Washington, for 845,000.
He neglected to insure her and loses
the entire amount, which he says represents nearly all the savings of a life
time. The Cleopatra was worth about
stern justice dealt out.
Dublin, Oot. 30.—A number of defendants on trial at Groeedore, charged with being implicated moro or less
with intent to murder Polico Inspector Martin, wero to day adjudged guilty
and sentenced to various tonus ot nn-
pri" 'itnent Call tni found guilty "f
iiiuii. laugliter and was sentenced to ten
years' penal servitude. Two received
sentences of seven years' penal servitude each, one of five years and ten
others were sentenced to terms varying from two to six months.
Berlin, Oct. 30.—Dr. Schweinfurth,
in a letter published here to-day, says
that letters from Emin Bey reached
Capt, Wissman, which justify tho ex-,
pootation that Stanloy and Emin will
soon nrrivo at Mpwapn.
London, Oct. 30.—Michael Davitt
continued his address boforo the Parnell commission to-day. Referring to
the Irish lnnd question, ho said at one
timo tho national league proposed to
buy nut tho landlords on n basis of
twenty years, tho rontal valuation of
I their holdings.   When the  idoa  was
mooted tho conservatives vehemently
denounced it, and now the government is preparing a land purchase
scheme on much the same basis. Davitt denied the state of crime in Ireland, he compared statistics and proved
there were more crimes of violence m
England than in Ireland in proportion
to the population.
Berlin, Oct. 30.—ln response to a
letter from Mayor Grant of New York,
requesting his aid in furthering the in*
tereBts of the proposed world's fair in
Now York, Win. Walter PhelpB, American minister, has written stating ho will
do all he can to interest the govornment
and poopio of Germany in the project.
In the letter Phelps says: "I wonld not
bo worthy of my birthright as a New
York boy if I could not work moreeheir-
fully for the exposition on Manhattan
Islnnd than for one ou the Potomac or
Lake Michigan."
'..''.      '    TUB MARRIAGE   OFF.
Paris, Oct. 30.—Figaro announces
that Prince Murat left Paris yesterday;
that Mias Caldwell sails for New York
on Saturday, uud tli it tho marriage is
London, Oet. 30.—Tho Loudon Mission Society has received news of a
massacre by the natives of Rev. Mr.
Savage, u number of native t.'acheis,
and the crew of the secretary's vessel,
the "Mary,1' iu Now Guillen, The
cuuse of the uprising is not, known.
Mr. Suvnge wus Bunt out by the secretary a few years ago nnd had been a
very BiiccesBful missionary. Tbe gov
eminent of Queensland hns sent a
steamer to the scone of tlio massacre
Brussels, Ool. 29.--Five thousand
coal miners are on striko in tho Borin-
age district of Belgium and it is feared
that the movement will continue to
London, Oct. 29.—The court ordered Dion ltuucicnult lo  pay   S150   per
month alimony to his  wife,   who  recently obtained a divorce from him,
London, Oct. 29.—A medical roport received hero today from Athena,
concerning the Prince of Wales, says
thut the effects of Bright's disease aro
beginning to be obvious, and the re-
suit of the prince's voyage to Egypt
will be watched with deep anxiety.
Vienna, Oct, 29.—A rumor is floating about in diplomatic circles in this
city, but is not yot confirmed by any
positive news, that the czar has accepted the sultan's invitation, conveyed to
him through the agency of the Turkish
ambassador at St. Petersburg, to visit
Pera. Nothing definite is known nbout
it, but the plans seems to be that the
czar shall go to Pera in the spring, uf
ter he has a visit to the Crimea.
Salinas, Cal., Oet. 29.—The district
attorney has concluded to once more
try Newton Azboll, who murdered
two men in a land dispute near here
about two years ago. The case haa
been tried four times, resulting each
time in a disagreement.
$110,000 OOES UP IN SMOKE.
Kansas City, Oct. 29.—The mammoth packing liouse of Armour Ss Co.,
here, was burned early this morning;
loss $110,000; fully insured. Robert
Parton, colored, who slept in the
building, is supposed to have perished.
Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 29.—The
Telegraph announces tho failure of
Huston Ss Erben, wool dealers, 110
Chestnut street, with liabilities of between 8300,000 and 8400,000. The
firm is rated at 8160,000, with very
good credit. It began business ten
years ago, and the failure is ascribed
to the recent shrinkages in values to
tho discrimination against wool paper
by the banks.
The China Steamers to be Withdrawn Nov. 22nd if New Arrangements Not Made.
The Steamer Bear Brings News of
a Number of Wrecks in the
Arctic Ocean.-
Now Fisheries Treaty to be Concluded Between United States
and England.
Couiln-r Reiulalloai.
A special meeting of the bonrd of
trade was held yesterday morning, the
president, Mr. Robert Ward, in tho
chuir.   After fully considering the recent order issued by the customs department, iu regard to American steamers
coasting in British Culumbia waters, a
lengthy telegram waB ordered to bu
sent to Ottawa, asking that the ordor
be modified at once in order not to interfere with the American steamers now
plying regularlybetwecn BritishColiiin-
bia and United States ports.   Tho order, it is stated, was evidently issued
tinough a misunderstanding uf the request made some timo ago by tho board,
that ihocutit.L..,, Jt.wsbu rigorously on
torced in ordor to prevent American
steamers trading from port to port in
the province.   As at present worded,
the order would prevent the handling
of Canadian bonded froiirht sent over
American lines by tho regular Sound
Btoamcrs.   lt would also put au end to
the business now rapidly increasing between this city and Portland by the O.
R. & N. Cos stoamers Michigan and
Idaho.   It is oxpeeted that tho regulation will without delay, bo modified so
as to permit the present boots now running regularly between American and
provincial ports to continue to onjoy all
the privileges thoy bavo heretofore.—
Wednesday'i Colunist.
Three hundred cattle from Sir John
Lister Kayo's ranch in Alberta, arrived
nt Montreal Wednesday,and woro shipped to England,
Ottawa, Oct. 31.—J. E. Parker, of
tho Canadian Puciiio Railway, refer
riug to the withdrawn! "i Hie steam
stupB beiwi-eu Cliuin, Jaji-n, nnd .Canada, said laat uight; "'Pile 'liree old
Cuniird steamers put on the route a
year ago will stop, and tlie P.-it Fairy
and Poit Augusta, chartered by us,
will combine tn run. If no nther arrangements are made by November
22d, passenger agents will book to
China and Japan via V"in.uuve,r,
tlieuee by bout to Tucomu, tlieneo bv
rail'to S.iu Francisco. We will pay
the Ameiican companies their proportion for passengers. We do uu antici
pate carrying freight. There is plenty
of time to charter idle steamers in San
Francisco. The withdrawal will cause
a hurry with the contracts for tliree
new ships now being built by the Naval Armament uud Construction Company in England. This will now necessitate tlieir being finished in 1890
instead of 1891."
Ottawa, Oct. 31.—Ool. Tilton,
deputy minister of fisheries has gone
to Washington with important data in
connection with the Atlantic fisheries
difficulty, which he will submit and
explain to the British minister, Sir
Julian Paunceforte. A prominent
government official said to-day that the
minister at Washington intimated to
tho Dominion authorities that it is his
intention to open negotiations with
tho government of the United Stales
for framing of a new treaty which will
embrace nil the international disputes
now pending as soon as he has mastered
the facts aud contentions in connection
with these questions. The govern.
ment here looks upon the action of
the British government in conferring
full power to settle these questions on
the English minister with much favor.
Heretofore the negotiations have been
greatly injured owing to the laxity and
wont of interest shown by the home
government. Sir Julian Pauucefurte
seems anxious to act iu harmony with
the Canadian authorities and it is believed in I'tticol circles here that a new
treaty will be negotiated within the
next Bix months.
New York, Oct. 31.—The Mail and
Kxpress Berlin Cable snys that the meetings of Prince Bismarck, Count Kalnoky
and Signor Crispi, are mainly for tho
purpose of acquainting themselves with
the outcome of the Czar's visit to Berlin.
San Francisco, Oct. 31.—Ike Weir,
the Belfast spider, champion fern her
weight pugilist nf America, who wns
matched to light Billy Murphy, the
Australian champion, in December,
was severely handled by a waiteress in
a dive last uight. The woman provoked tho quarrel un Weir's refusing
to pay fur champagne which he had
not drunk, and used glasses and bottles on tho little lighter until he was
very sore.
San    Francisco,  Oct.   31—The
United States steamer Bear arrived
from Ounalaaka this morning.   She
left hero June 10th.   She brings confirmation of the news that the schooner
J. A Hamilton, which sailed from Son
Francisco for a whaling cruise in the
Arctio, is supposed to a  total loss, as
much wreckage, believed  to  bo from
her, has been found  on  the Aleutian
Islands by the  natives.   The  sealing
schooner Otter is also supposed  to be
lost.   At Port Clarence, the loss of the
whuliiiL' bout "Big Ohio"  in  Behring
sen, and of the " Little Ohio"  in the
Arctic ocean, was learned.   After leaving Port Clarence, the Bear encountered muoh ice.   On the 27th of July i
party of officers  from  the   Boar was
sent ashore nt Oape Smyth to select a
placo to build a home or refugo for the
whalers.   The spot chosen is 55 yards
from the wnter noar tho old Point Burrow's signal station.   Ou the 29th the
Thetis arrived and assisted in the landing of stores for the whaling fleet.   On
August 13th the ice came  in, ond the
entiro fleet wos shut in.   Tho next day
tho bark J. A. Huwland lost  hor rudder.   The Boar camo to her assistance
and towed hor to a placo of safety and
assisted in replacing tho rudder.   On
the 15th the stoma whalers Bullion and
Bolvidore returned after several days'
unsuccessful attempt to steam through
ico.   On tho 16th tho Boar took aboard
Lieut. Buhner and tho men who woro
completing the work  nu  tho  refuge
home.   In a few days tho ice separated
and   the  vessels got  out,     At  St.
Michaels, the Alaska Commercial Co.'s
now steamer Arctic wont ashoro.   The
Boar wont to her assistance  nnd  got
hor oil'.   The steamer sailed from Oun-
alaska. on Sopt, 20th for this port.
New York, Oct, 30.—Tlio Mot!mid
Express Loudon cable says: Mr.
Chamberlain hns succeeded iu making I dollars.
arrangements for a conference of the
Liberal and Conservative Unionists at
Birmingham next Monday. He intends to preside over the meeting himself. The chief object whicli Chamberlain has in view, is the endeavor
to remove tin- soreness of feeling
between his own party and tlie Tories
ever since the death of John Bright.
He desires to smooth over the angry
disappointment wliich the Conservatives have felt at their failure to get
Lord Rondolph Ch'irchill into the »eat
left vacant by Mr. Bright's death. Mr.
Chamberlain finds himself little regarded of late by either side, and his
eagerness to remain in public life, and
to be prominent in it. overrides aB
other considerations, His case is gone
with the Liberals, and he never can
stand by himself, so he is trying to be
of use to the TorioB.
Lyncuburo, Va.,Oet. 30,—A fatal
collision occurred on the Norfolk and
Western Railway early this inornitig,
botween a passenger train guing east
and a freight bound west. The engineers and firemen of both truinB and
one of the passengers are reported
killed and several injured.
Berlin, Oct. 31.—Iii an interview
to-day Count Wuldeiseo, chief nf ibe
staff of tlie Gorman army, said: "The
report, that I desire war io nonsense.
I have only tlie wish that we may be-
so strongly organized that onr enemies,
may loso all desire to attack us."
London, Oct. 31.—Michael Davitt,.
resuming his address before the Parnell commission to-day, contended that
Attornej General Webster was unable
to prove by the testimony of cloit
Farraglier, of tlie National League, the
assertion that the league had advanced
money for the perpetration of outrages-,
iind crimes in Irelnnd. He was sorry
the books of tin, l.-auue had not boen.
found; the only way he could account
fur this disappearance was that they
had been lost or mislaid during the
confusion arising from ihe suppression
of tho league by the government. The
booliB that were produced, however,
he asserted did not reveal anything--
unconstitutional. He declared tnat the.
Times' attempt at the ttioral assassination of the political character of a public man was without a parallel iu he
political party history of uny country.
Mr. Davitt, in concluding his address,,,
appealed to the court : i> say that the
Times had uot ptuved ita charges.
Chief Justice Hannen complimented
Davitt on the ability ahown in his address and for the assistance he 11 .at
given the court in connection therewith. Sir Henry James, counsel forthe Timet, then begun liis reply. Tin*
opening of his address consisted "f an.
historical review of the events leading;
to the present situation in Ireland.
He denied that any such injustice enisled in the government of l-ebrnd by-
England tn justify the present attitude
of the Nationalists. The speaker dwelt,
at much length upon the .tumorous,
measures adopted bv tin government
during the paat half c. nliiry to improve the condition of Ireland.
Dublin, Oet. 31.—Tin-"Irish Timet
says that Parnell had a eonlt-ivnce with
tho speaker of the House of ijommouev
relative to the hest moke of executing
his intention at next session of poriiu-
ii.ent, of trying to establi-h the complicity of the government in the attacks
made by the London Times on the Parnellite party. ,
Paris, Oct. 31.—Tom Cannon, the
American wrestler, and Pioiro, the
French champion, wrestled last night
for ovei -im Iiiuii', hi. i iho innich wa*
Uually declared a draw, Cniinou's display of superior strength excited gin-
eral admiration, while the Frenchman
proved himself the more agile. The
contest will be com inn...I to-night.
London, Oct. 31.—The opening**
skirmish in an action brought by Me,
Mackay against the Muiieln er Examiner for libel, took pine in the
curt of the queen's bench to-day.
The libel consisted nf an ulleguti n
published in the E-xamintr to he effect that Mrs. Mackay was a poor
widow with two ehildron, and that she
wns a washerwoman for Nevada miners
when Mackay wub a<traded hy her
charms and becoming infatuated, married her. The lawyers for Mrs. Mackay contend that the words contained
in the article suggest that their client
is not a lady by birth and education,
or accustomed 'o associate with persons of good position. Tho counsol for
defendants admitted the first iuuendo,
but deny the second. They hove paid
£10 into court as a proffered settlement of damages. The question raised
to-day was whether tlie payment applied to the whole libel or only to the
part which was admitted. The court
ruled that it applied only to tho latter.
San Francisco, Oct. 29.—The
British bark Martini, Capt. Cooke,
which left Esquimalt, B. C, sixteen
days ago for Shanghai, lumber laden,
put into this port in distress, having
sprung a look during a heavy gale off
the coast,
San Franoisco, Oct. 29.—The
Bloomer City of Pokin sailed for Hong
Kong this afternoon with ?207,600
silver  bullion  and 424,905 Mexican
NO. 45.
WtEKLY British Columbian
Wednesday Moraine, Nuv. 0, 188B.
Some of the politicians of New
York city oppose the re-appoinment
of- the two women commissioners
whose terms are out on the board
of education. They claim that the
women have introduced discord into
the board proceedings. When jobs
are to be put through a little discord
would be desirable.—Ex.
Mr. Blaine's rumored scheme for
the annexation or purchase of tho
Hawaiian and West Indian islands
does not meet with universal approval accross the border. The
Pittsburg Dispatch, for instance,
says : "It should be made plain that
this country does not wish to incorporate within its own limits the
productive centres of yellow fever in
one oase, of leprosy in the other,
and of utter incapability for self-
government in both." This is not a
pleasant way of putting the matter.
The indications are that tho time
is not far distant when the Indian
may become an important factor in
American politics, says an American
exchange. During the last decade,
for the first time in the history of
the country, the Indian population
has increased. The latest official
statistics fix their number at 262,-
620. The births have exceeded the
deaths by a considerable"percentage.
Under the new policy recently adopted, all who give up tribal relations
and accept land in severalty are
made citizens and voters. It is estimated that those who fall within that category, and those who will
be added within the next two years
will add twenty thousand Indians
to the voting population by the
time of the next presidential election. If properly distributed, that
number would settle the business in
two or three pivotal states and decide the election.
This is the way tho Minneapolis
Journal greets the restoration of
Henry Villard to the control of the
Northern Pacific : "Henry Villard
is a very remarkable man. After
having climbed by sheer force of his
own unaided ability from an obscure
position to a place among the leading financiers of the country, he lost
his health, and while in that crippled and defenseless condition he was
assailed by business rivals and stripped of his power and influence. His
prestige lost and his health
gone, lie disappeared for a time
from publio notice and was comparatively forgotten. But in the meantime he rested and regained bis
health, and now, on the very field
where he lost his honors he has regained his standing in the financial
world and is again at the head of
the great enterprise which he did so
much to build up, The second rise
to prominence and power is a more
signal evidence of tho ability and
great natural resources of the man
than his earlier achievements, because in this instance he was obliged
to overcome tho serious obsta.le of
apparent failure in the first instance.
Henry Villard is a stronger man today than ho was ever before, and
with.the recollection of his liberal
policy toward this city in tho past
and his generous recognition of its
merits and claims wo ennnot feel
otherwise than gratified at his return to active participation in the
material development of the northwest."
At a missionary council of the
Episcopal convention in New York,
recently, Bishop Johnston, the missionary bishop of Western Texas,
gave an address whioh will stir the
dry bones in the church if unything
will. Among othor things ho said ;
"This great church of ours, with its
four hundred thousand coinmuicants,
at tho closo of the present year, in
September, will have givon §125,000
to western mission work, a contribution of loss than than thirty cents
a head. We had to call upon the
dead to make up the .$180,000 of
our appropriation. Our great need
is what the Methodists call a revival of true and undefiled religion.
Our church needs a John the Baptist. I am not ashamed to say it—
I would to God this church had life
enough to produce even another
John Wesley. We have some
thing better to do, my brethren, than
tinkering canons and preaching
the prayerboek. Our old men
should dream dreams—not of corners, trusts, villas on tho Hudson,
palaces, falsely called cottages, by
the sea, and steam yachts on the
sound. They should bo dreaming
how the world may be reclaimed for
the Redeemer—of how it is that after
eighteen centuries of the Gospel
more than two-thirds of the human
family have not effectively heard of
Hiin. Our young mon should lio
dreaming, not how thoy should accumulate wealth, but of a world converted to Go J and made a fit habitation for th-. Son of God. Our ministers should not be crying for soft
places in Eastern communities, but
for a chance to go to the frontier in
the master's work."
The council met on Monday
evening for the transaction of business. Present — Aldermen Cunningham, Ewen, Oalbick, Keory, Reid, McPhaden, Shiles, Jaques.
Aid. Curtis, in the choir.
The minutes of lost meeting were
amended in regard to the sidewalk on
Edinburgh street, which is to be built
on the east sido as far as the gas
E. S. Scoullar & Co., asking permission to open up a portion of Merivalo
Btreet opposite the late residence of
Mrs. Di. Black, for the purpose of
connecting a drain. Granted under
the usual oondition.
A. J. McColl, asking permission to
plant some trees around his house and
asking the necessary grades. On motion referred to tho board of works to
deal with.
Henry T. Thrift, acknowledging receipt of and accepting council's invitation to attend the reception to the governor-general.   Received and filed.
F. Raith, asking that a sum of
money be granted the woman lately
brought hero from Cariboo, in order to
enable her to return to that place.
Aid. Jaques said it was the duty of
tho provincial government to pay her
way back, as tlieyhad landed her down
here on a trumped up charge, and they
ought to look to it as Westminster
ahould not bo made to suffer for the
provincial government's blunders.
Aid. Curtis said tho council ought
to assist the woman to get the government awakened to a sense of its duty.
The clerk was instructed to apply to
government for nssiatnnco.
From John McKenzie, re the sidewalk in front of tho shool house, asking tho street lines.
Aid. Jaques said the engineer was
gotting nut the plans for this place.
On motion it was referred to tho board
of works with power to act.
Hon. E. Dowdney, stating that the
question of the Mission bridge was
settled as the city council desired.
Received and tiled, and the clerk instructed to roturn tbe thanks of the
council to Mr. Dewdney for hiB kind
From R. Anderson, asking position
on the city police force. Referred to
police oommittee.
From R. H. Batt, asking permission
to use a portion of Blackie Btreet during the removal of the house lately occupied by Wilcox. Permission granted under usual conditions.
From H. Abbott, in regard to the
warden of the penitentiary having
taken exception to a building erected
by the C. P. R. within the right of
Aid. Jaques said the warden intends
to build a good road through thiB way.
Aid. Keary said the warden had notified Messrs. Laidlaw and DeBeck to
remove all buildings off the front of
the penitentiary reserve.
Aid. Reid said Messrs. Laidlaw and
DeBeck had leased tho ground from
Mr. Abbott for a number of years.
Communication received aud laid on
the table and board of works was instructed tu define lines on the penitentiary reserve.
H. H. Williams, asking permission
to construct an underground drain in
front of lot 55, block 2. Referred to
board of works with power to act.
From R. W. Mcintosh, in regard to
the debris trown up by the making of
tho flume, and saying that ho held city
responsible for the damage dono.
Aid. Jaques said there was a lot of
builders' material on tho ground, and
that Mr. Mcintosh had built hia door
lower than the grade of Front  street.
Aid. Reid said it was a very difficult
matter to put this placo in good order;
the only way was to raise a bank of
earth two or three foet high in front
of the door bo as to prevent the water
running in.
Aid. Jaques said the slant of the
hill and tho difficulties in the way
made it hard for them tu act; and he
didn't believe Mr. Mcintosh could get
a cunt out of them for it, and ho could
go ahead and sue and be hanged. Reforred to the board of works with power to act.
From Fire and Water, a New York
journal, asking for on advertisement
of the wator works constitution. Roceived and referred to water committee
with power to act.
A petition was road asking for the
construction of a street connecting
Montreal and Melbourne strocts, parallel with John and Douglas streets.
Received and filed.
From the secretary of tho commander-in-chief at Esquimalt notifying tho
council that the string baud applied
for could not be sent. Recoived aud
Aid. Keary said that it was likely
Liberates band would be present and
provide the music for the occasion.
From Joseph Burr, requesting that
a drain bo placed on the lower side of
Queen's avenue from John street to
Douglas street. Received and referred to tho board of works with power
to act.
From Lieut.-Col. Holmes, replying
to a communication in regard to the
militia turning out as a guard nf honor to the governor-general, and Baying
that permission had been granted.
Received and filed.
From tho Royal City Planing Mills
Co., offering to fill up Fortesque st.
to the required level with slabs, edgings and sawdust for $800.
Aid. Jaques said the R. C. P. M.
Co. intend putting up a burner similar
tn that at tbe Brunette Sawmills if
they fail to obtain the contract for
filling the streets. Should thoy do so,
it would bo a very serious business for
tho city, ns it would take thousands of
dollars and an immense amount of labor and time to fill up that street with
earth.  Referred to the board of works.
From J. J. Cambridge, applying for
positiou as keeper of the park and
buildings and giving references, also
enclosing a petition numerously signed. Referred to the park committee
to report on at next meeting.
I Ml Ke.uj-_.aiiM he would hia. t.
neu uoiii llie cliuit'iuau ul the pork
committee what had been done about
the appointment.
Aid. Cunningham Baid a temporary
man was working there at 82 a day,
and that no regular appointment had
been made yet.
The chairman said all the members
of the couucil should have something
to say about thiB appointment, and
not the membors of the park committee alone. It waB a matter of snme
consequence to tlie city and a judicious
selection of a man was eminently necessary.
From the Gordon Steam Pump Co.,
in regard to supplying pumps for the
water works. Referred to water committee.
Aid. Curtis reported for the financo
committee that they had consulted
Mr. Douglas ubout the ferry, aud that
gentleman hod informed him that they
were awaiting.the return of Mr. Bennett, from New York when tho question would be definitely settled. Report adopted.
British Columbian, §204.13; W.
E. Fales, $13; B. C. Gaeetze, $8.00;
T. J. Trapp & Co., $7.60; W. Ss G.
Wolfenden, $88.75.
unfinished business.
The plan of the now firo hall again
came up for discussion.
Aid. Reid said llio hall had been ordered to be erected four mouths ago,
bnt nothiughad been done.
Aid. Keary said it looked ns if tho
aldermen had a protty big bank at tlieir
disposal by the nny they were tinging
money around.
The clerk read the specifications.
Aid. Curtis said he did not think it
a wiso move to place the engine at tho
pluce designated, as he thought they
could get up steam moro quickly running down Columbia street.
Aid. Jaques and Reid differed from
this opinion, and the latter said the
engine wns at the best- possiblo placo
in the event of a firo in the centra! or
business portion of the city; it was
equi distant from all the principal
places of businoss.
Aid. Jaques said this question had
been pretty thoroughly threshed out
at former meetings,
Aid. Reid said the most important
tiling in having the engine down there
wns that thero had been great trouble
experienced in gotting the engine to
the river and tested for practice, and
it was a most important thing to know
that tlio ongine was in good working
order. If tho engine woro ovor tho
water it could be tested nt any time.
Aid. Keary wantod to know where
all the money for this expenditure was
coming from.
Aid. Jaques soid it would bo better
to spend a few dollars now than lose
fifty thousand if a great fire should
sweep tho city from existence. Winter
is the most dangerous period of the
year, as everybody has fires going in
the houses.
Aid. Reid said he felt it his duty as
chairman of the firo oommittee to advocate to the beBt of his power tho advisability of efficiently protecting tlio
city from tire.
Aid. Cunningham entirely conourred
in Aid. Reid's views, and said that if
the water work3 were going to mako a
change in the fire servico it should also
mnko a material change on the plan of
the building, whicli was, in his opinion, too light. Tho statement that
Aid. Jaques had jost mado about tho
engino not being in order, was a most
serious one, and ought to be looked to
immediately. It was a most momentous question ond touched the most
vita) interests of the city.
Aid. Shiles said tho only objection
ho had to tho scheme was the money,
and thought if the water works came
through, Columbia street would be the
bost place for tho engine house. This
was objected to by Aid. Jaquos and
Reid, who maintained tliot Front st.
was the placo to havo it. Aid. Reid
and Jaques askod that tlieir names bo
entered as having voted for tho adoption of the plans. It was moved thnt
the plans be referred bnck for alterations and come up at noxt meoting.
The pound bylaw waa, on motion,
laid over for the new council to take
aotion on.
Aid. Jnquea mode a pathetic speech
on the bad behaviour of the city cows,
which were breaking down the sidewalks and fences and browsed in gardens at their own sweet will.
The street naming and numbering
by-law came up, and Aid. Jaques
moved thnt, the by-law be laid over
and Aid. McPhaden report on it fifteen
years henco. The byluw waB laid over
another week.
Moved by Aid. Keary, seconded by
Aid. Slides, thnt tbe loan bylaw bo
laid over till next meeting.   Carried.
Moved by Aid. Koary, seconded by
Aid. Cuiiuinghniii, that the cose of the
paralyzed man, Simouson, bo referred
to the health committee with power.
Several of the aldermen spoke
strongly on tho subject, saying that
tho condition of tho man was a disgrace to this eity and ho ought to be
cared for.
Moved by Aid. Shiles, seconded by
Aid. Jnnnos. thai thin council has
learned with deop regret of the sudden
doath of Robert Dickinson, Esq., ono
of tho pioneers of this city, and a
gentleman who has for many years and
with much acceptance filled an important place in the counsels of this corporation; and tho council desires to
oonvoy to the widow and family of tho
deceased gentleman an expression of its
profound sorrow at the less they and
the city have sustained; and of sympathy with thom in their bereavement.
Carried nem. con by a standing vote.
It was proposed by Aid. Jaques that
tho govornor-generol be entertained
with a game of lacrosso between the
Victoria and New Wostminstor olubs,
but after a good deal of discussion the
matter wns left in the hands of tho
committee. His oxcelloncy will arrivo
about 5 o'elook in the evening nnd will
bo received at the dook. One of the
aldermen asked how he should be re-
ceived, and the chairman said that
was easy euough; thoy wouldn't stand
with their hnts in thoir hand and thoir
thumbs in their mouths he guessed.
Council  adjourned   a   few minutos
after ten o'clock.
C. C. Richards k Co.
Gents,—I took a sevore cold, whi.h
settled in my throat and lungs and
caused mo to entirely lose my voioo.
For six weekB I Buffered great pain and
discomfort, and tried numerous remedies.
My wifo advised me to try MINARD'S
LINIMENT and the effect was magical,
for after only three doses- and an outward application, my voice returned and
I was able to speak in the Army that
night, a privilege I had been unable to
enjoy for six weeks. ThcBe facts can bo
verified by numbers of people in this
town. Charles Plummer.
Wholesale flltj Market.
Beef,   per 100 lbs, live weigh t$l 0I)@ .30
Pork             «         7 00® ISO
Mutton          "         81)0 S3 I) 00
Potatoee.now"  75 _i) 100
Cabbage       "        60® 100
Oniona          "         I 00A ISO
Wheat           "         1 60 % 0 00
Oats              "         1 00 § 1 26
Peas              "        126® 1 60
Hay,       por ton     10 00 ® 14 00
Butter (rolls) rer 11.  26®    80
Cheeso,             "  14®    15
Eggs,      perdoz  .15®    40
Cordwood fretatl) per curd  8 50 (i. 4 00
Apples, per box  80® 100
Hldes(gr'n)per 100 lbs  4 00® BOO
"    (dry)       "          6 00® 9 00
Wool, perib  0®    11
-llctet-rologicul llvniirl for Wcc-li Ending
Nov.   li,   1889.
Sundny 55.0 48.0 0.83
Monday 51.0 42.0
Tuesday 4S.0 40.0 0.27
Wednesday 51.0 45.0 O.0B
Thursday 64.0 47.(1
Friday 51.0 47.11 0.011
Saturday 54.0 41.0 0.11
Wind, rain, humid, fog, clear, cnlm.
A. PEELK.Clipt'll.
Vn,en Batty wm slok, vo gave, hor Coatorla,
Wlion she vriu a Child, alio cried for Cantoris,
Wlion she became Miss, sho chins to Castoria,
Whon cbt bad Children, oho cave them Castor*.
l_> Masonic Building, NewWestminster,
BTO. dwto
Mnsonic Building,  New Westminster, B. 0. dwmy .to
Kimioi in, iinoi,i, _t ..ex-is,
BARRISTERS, SOLICITORS, etc. Offloes—Masonlo Buildings, New Westr
minBtor, and Vancouver, B. C.       'dwtc
Publlc, 4o, Offlco in tho Humley
Building, Columbia St., opposito tho Colonial Hotel. dwau2t_i
GOLD MEDALIST of the University of
lhe nigh Court of Justice, li 'and. Offlcea,
Comer McKonzio & Olarkson sts.. New
Westminster. dwfe21to
ARCHITECT.  Offlco-Corner Mnry and
.  Clarkson Sts., Westminster,   dwto
J   and    DRAUGHTSMAN.       Hamley
Block, New Westminster.        dwau'23tc
Sheriffs Notice.
ull Coroners, Keeper*, of Gaols nnd
Houses of Correction in my Bailiwick who
may have businoss thereat, aro requested
to attend the Bluings of tho Court of Assize to bo holden at tho Court Houso in
lho City of New Westminster, on
Wednesday, the 13tli Bsiy of
November next.
At 11.30 o'clock it. m.; that tho roll of
Grand and Petit Jurors who havo beon
summoned for the Assize wlllbecalle^
over at 11.80 o'clock n. in. on the date
abovo given; and all persona will be ex-
Jecloil to answer to their names. Petit
urors falling to answer will bo liable to
loso thoir day's pay and subject themselves to a fine.
W, J. AltMSTttONG,
New Westminster, Nov. oth, istil).
[L.8.]       HUGH NELSON.
VICTOUIA, by the Grace of God, of the
United Kingdom of Groat Britain and
Iroland,Q,ui;EN, Hofenderof the Faith,
&e„ Ae., ac.
To the Rclurnina OiUccr of lhe Electoral
District of New Westminster Cily:
pened In tho I_eg.Blntlvo Assembly
by thn res lunation of William Norman
Bolo, Esquire, Mem bor for lhe Electoral
District --' New Wc::f minster Oity, we command you that notice of tho time aad
place of eleotion being duly given, you do
cause election to bo innib> according to
law, of ono Member to servo In tho Legislative Assembly of tlie Province of British
Columbia, for tlie Electoral District of
NewWestminster City, and that you do
causo the nomination of candidates at
such election to be held on tho day
of , and do causo the name of such
Mombor when so eleo'ed, whether he bo
present or absent, to bo certified to Our
Supremo Court, at the City of Victoria, on
or beforo the Socond day of December
noxt, the election so mado, distinctly aud
openly, under Onr Seal duly endorsed
upon this Our Writ.
In Testimony Wiikukop1, Wo havo caus-
od these Our Lettors to he made Patent, undor tho Groat Seal of Our said
.province of British Columbia: Witness, tlio Honourable Hugh Nelson, at Our Govornmont House, at
Viotoria, tho Twenty-ninth day of
Ootober, in tho yonr of Our I^ord ono
thousand eight hundred ami eighty-
By Command,
Registrar of tho Supremo Court.
n i leii
Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Iron and Brass Founders
ory, are in a position to undertake tho constrnction and repairs of Marine
ami Stationary Engines and Boilers, Milling, Mining and Cannery
Machinery, as well as Castings and Forging** of every description.
Estimates given ; all work guaranteed.
Skcretabt. dwJ117te Mechanical M anacbii.
Boots, Shoes, Slippers,
We have the Largest and Finest Stock of
Repairs of all kinds neatly and promptly done.
sc3ilw Webster'-- Building, "Westminster, B. C.
Including Tools of all kinds of the best makes; CroSS-CUt & Sla.M_-S._WS,
Barbed Wire for Fencing, and all the necessary 1 ll'lisils for Farmmgl
Pulley Blocks, Snatch Blocks Rope & Chain in all sizes; Pitch,
Tar & Oakum: Tarred and Plain Paper for Building; Paints & Oils
inall colors; Liquid Paints in nil shades; Floor PllintS ready tonse; Grind
Stones; Wall Paper in all designs; Brooms & Brushes for all purposes;
Lubricating Oils; Traps of all descriptions, nnd a general assortment of
Agricultural Implements,
t3T Special attention given to orders by mail.
dwjly3to Columbia Street, New Westminster,
Mine's Boot & Sloe Emporium.
The Waterproof "it"; tho Country "K"; the City "Iv"; also Ladies' Buttoned and
Laced, and Boys' and Youths' "K" Boots.
"Writo to-tiny fora pair. Goods expressed C. O. D.
132 Government St., cor. Johnson, VICTORIA, li. C.
H. T. READ & CO.
HARDWARE merchants.
Financial and Insnrance Agents.
Property for Sale in all part, of the City and Suburbs. Wc .il- o have listed como
of tho flnost farming lond in tho Province. MONEY TO LOAN. HOUSES TO
RENT. Agents for tho Confederation Info Association of Toronto, the London
Ouaranteo and Accident Co., Limited. General Agonts for British Columbia for
tho American Steam Boiler Insurance Co. of Now York, the lloyal and Atlas Flro
Assurance Companies of England, Union Fire and Marine Insurance Co. of San
Franoisoo, Soutn British Firo and Marine Insurance Co, of Now Zealand.
NEW WESTMINSTER-Columbia Street, Bank of B, C. Blook,
VANCOUVER—Hastings Streot, opposito tlio Post Office,
The Columiiian Printing Establishment has first-class facuitios for
all kinds of Oommoroial Printing. Bill Heads. Letter Heads, Circulars,
Cards, Envelopes, Blank Forms of every description, Posters, Dodgers,
Price Lists, ice.   Prioos will bo found as low aB at any other offion where
first-class work, is done. VOLUME b*_.
NO. 45.
Contains the Usual Sops of Society
Gossip in England  and
Startling Statement that Italy was
Ready to Invade France in
Ex-President and Mrs. Cleveland
will Spend Next Summer on
the Continent.
London, Nov. 5. —Among the Queen's
presents to the Duchess of Sparta, were
two Indian shawls, both extremely beautiful. Tho Queen's annual tribute of
shawls from India consists of two kinds.
Some are loss valuable than others, ,and
these aro given to friends. The best are
kept for members of her own family or
Tho German Empress expects hot- nc-
couchment in the spring, and honco the
reason she was indisposud by the long
journey to Monza and thence to Athena.
Sho and the Emperor are most nnxioua
to havo a daughter, their five sons making tho succession safe, though thoyonng-
est is very doliciito.
Princo Ferdinand has, I hear, been
cruising for the hand of Princess Clementine, his mother's god-daughter, the youngest daughter of the King of the Belgians,
who will havo an immense fortune, her
parents being rich beyond the droinns of
avarice, and sho is their favorite child.
But King Leopold would not hear of such
ii match, and when the princo went tb
, Brussels the other dny lie was not received at Laakon, and tho only member
of tho royal family who callod upon him
at the Hotel do Flandre, was Compte tie
Flandre. Princess Clementine would
have been betrothed to the Prince of
Naples, but for the interference of the
I regret to learn that Professor John
Couchc Adams, tho illustrious astronomer, is lying seriously ill at the observatory at Cambridge. " He had what was
regarded at the time as a comparatively
Blight apoplectic seizure on Monday
last, from width he has not rallied to the
extent that was anticipated.
It is understood Lord Harris will succeed Lord Redy, as governor of Bombay.
The surrender of Guedore, as tho
national papers call it, has caused an extremely hitter feeling among the Parnellites, and it ia only becauso Mr.
Healy was ono of the parties of
the transaction that the expression of
their anger has been restrained within
moderate bounds. The plea of guilty
offered by bo nniny of the prisoners,
completely spoilt the Parntllite game.
The trials at Maryborough were to be
made the ground of n great attack on
the administration of justice in Ireland, and to bo held up nB nnothor example of castlo chicanery and oppression. Even an Irish nationalist cnu
hardly assert the innocence of mou
wilt have pleaded guilty, und an the
pint for attacking tho government
came to naught.
Paris, Nui. 4.-.-M. Delnu.-ke, Minister Spoiler's secretary, in an article
in tho Nineteenth Century, declares
that during the recent electoral cntn-
paiuti in Prance, the Italian govoru-
nioiit, hoping Inr a Boulangist triumph, hud 80.000 troops waiting for
tho signal to invade France. Dttl.tuclo
further ssys that Crispi, tho Italian
prime minister, wanted England and
Germany to cnsetit to Italy sending a
noto to France, demanding tho aban-
ili'iinioitt of the French protectorate
over Tunis, in ■ rder to provoke a quarrel. England declined, nnd Germany,
the writer believes, rebuked Crispi.
The triumph ot President Oiirniit upset tne Italiau'a previous plans.
Boston, Mass., Nov.—A Washington despatch to Iho Globe snys E_
president nnd Mrs Cleveland hnve matured plans to iu.il noxt June for Europe, where they will spend the best
pait of the year ill travelling over the
l'uizn fight.
Newduroh, N. Y.—A rattling prize
fight took pluce this morning at Highland Falls, between Jem Daly, of Philadelphia, and Bill Gaby of Pittsburgh,
heavy weights, for a purso of $500, iu
which Daly proved viotor iu eleven
A  riUlllIOAI, SON.
Jeffeiisville, Ind., Nuv. 4.—Frank
George, a young Englishman, will bo
released from states prison to-day, aftor serving a term for larceny. Uis
filth"!' is a wealthy manufacturer of
wooleiiB nt Brewc, England. The son
is a spendthrift and his father gavo
him money and sent him to this conn-
try. Thp buy spent Iho money and
becamo n tramp, Uo robhed a fellow
tramp and was sunt lo jail. His
father has sent him a ticket from Jef-
fcrsnnvillo and he will etitrt for England nt onco.
AN nl"t'M  SEIZl'llF,
San Fhancisco, Nov. 4.—The customs officers thiB morning found
twenty-six tins of opium in one of the
staterooms nf tho s'eamer Umatilla,
whieh arrived from Victoria and Puget
Sound ports Saturday, and confiscated
the drug. Tho rouni wits ocoupiod by
two Soattle ladies, but no suspicion is
attached to thom. lt is beliovod tho
opium wns secreted in the engino room
and afterwards removed to tho stato
Washington, 1). C, Nov. 4.—Tho
Mexican minister, Mr. Romero, returned tn the city yesterday from ao-
coinpiinying the Pau-Ainoricnii excursion. His return was caused by advices
from his government respecting the
utterances mudo by tho United States
Minister Missnor to Costa Hica, upon
boing presented to tho president of
that country.   Mr. Romoro has re
ceived a copy of a Mexican newspaper
containing Mizner's speech, lhe paragraph Which aroused the indignation
of the Mexican government, is as follows: "The states of Central America
must unite, a strong federal govern-
ment is your only salvation. Columbia is massing her troops on the southern border of Costa Rica. Mexioo
lias her cvpinus eye on Guatemala.
It will only be a sb"rt time before
Oolumbia will seek to seize your state
and Mexico will seize Guatemala, and
Central America will be blotted from
the maps and her identity sunk in that
of Columbia and Mexico. The time
is drawing near when only the most
energetic action in federating Cential
America oan save your freedom." Mr.
Romero declined to be interviewed today on the subject or what action he
would tako, but it is understood, however, that his government haB instructed him to request Mizner's recall, as his
uncalled for remarks have offended a
friendly power. Mr. Romero will oall
on Secretary Blaine to-morrow antl
oall Ilia attention officially to the
niatter.   -
Lonuon, Nov. 4. — Bradlaugh is
suffering from congestion of the lungs.
A few days ago ho suffered a relapse,
but ia again recovering.
Dublin, Nov. 4.— Tho appeal court
confirmed the sentence of Father
O'Dwyer and seven others, convicted
at Fermt.yof offences under the crimen
uot. The court hus also added two
months to the sentence imposed upon
London, Nov. 4.—The union men
employed "ti export docks refused to
work unless the company's permanent
employees join the dock laborers'
union. This the non union men refused to do and a deadlock resulted.
Scores of ships nre lying idle, it being
impossible to get men to handle the
Glasgow, Nov. 4.—The steamship
Manitoba, from Philadelphia to Glasgow, arrived in the Clyde, dismasted
and otherwise disabled.
London, Nov. 4.—Tho Barings havo
sent circulars to the Atchison bondholders advising them to accept the
directors' reorganization scheme.
London, Nov. 4.—News brought by
Capt. MiBman to Zanzibar, leaveB no
doubt that tho last equatorial provinco
which remained truo to Egypt hns
boen conquered by the Arabs, and this
accounts fnr the fact that Emir Pusha,
its heroic governor, is with Stanley on
the way to tho east coast. Mahidists
had long threatened tu seize this fertile tract, and no doubt occupied it in
auch numbers thut resistance wns useless. This result had been anticipated
by Stanley, and ho had accordingly
urged Emir to depntt with him. Emir,
reluctant to abandon his government
and his faithful people, at first refused,
Imi ho has now been compelled to accept Stanley,8 offer, und may be expected to arrtvo at Zanzibar bofore the
ond uf the year.
from Victoria.
Special tollieColumbian.
Victoria, Nov. 4.—YeBterday the
governor ■ general attended Christ
Church cathedral and look communion. To-morrow he goes to Na-
nninin iu a special train, probably returning the same day.
Tho bark Nanaimo arrived from
Tientsin, China, consigned to Welch,
Rithet Ss Co.
The workmen nro rapidly laying the
tra mway iron along Govornment Btreet.
A lady coining from Ashcroft a few
days ago lost a purso containing $200
and a ruilway ticket.
Liberati's band gavo tho best instrumental music ever heard in thecity.
They wei.t to Vancouver yesterday.
The steamer Sardonyx arrived from
the north yestordag with a cargo of
The Tythouus ban cleared for London with a $300,000 cargo of salmon.
Victoria, Nov. 6.—Yesterday was
the fourteenth anniversary uf the loss
of tho steamer Pacific, off Cope Flattery, with 400 souls.
No. 1 mine nt Warm Spring, Kootenay, has been bonded by J. W. Mao-
key's representatives.
The Corona brought 875,000 in gold
from thn north, $12,000 boing from
It is proposed to hold a grand summer carnivnl here next July or August.
Capt O'Brien, of the Premier, denies the statement that he tailed to te-
ttirn lho salute of tho warship at Vancouver.
Capt. Palmer, of C battel j, rocoived
nows of his father's death yoBtcrday.
A rich gold Btrike has been made
by an Indian in tho Omineca district.
Surrey LiuhI-Oithitb Meet Again.
A second meeting of the Surrey
land-uwnora along the proposed right
of-way of tho N. W. S. Ry. Oo. was
held at Clayton on Friday last. After
minutes of last meeting were rend and
adopted, solicitor's opinion re right-of
way wns recoived and considered, but
it was agreed to obtain furthor information bofore taking decisive steps in
the mattor, and with that intent tho
meeting was adjourned tn Saturday,
Nov. 0th.—Com.
Tho three men who assaulted and
bndly beat TIiob. Tait, Ontario suporin-
tondent of the C, P. R., nnd formerly
of Moose Jaw, wero up beforo tho police miigisti'a.e in Toronto Friday
morning. One, Robert Williams, was
sent to jail for thirty days, Clins. Nyo
tor I! months, and John Boyd, who was
out on a sttsponded Bontcnco for burglary, was sent to jail for threo months,
Tho throo woro inombors of tho Queon
City Lodgo of True Blues, and woro
drunk nt the timo of tho assault,
Snnimnrlcs of Some of the Cily Sermons
Spoken Sunday.
st. Andrew's Presbyterian church.
Tho evening congregation at St.
Andrew's was the largest seen there in
a long time. The pastor had announced that he would preach a memorial .eruiou iu memory of the late Mrs.
C. D. Rand, and there waa scarcely a
vacant seat in the whole edifice. A
full ehoir was in attendance and rendered some very sweet music. The
Rev. Mr. Scouler chose his text from
the Uth chap, of Revelations, 13th v.:
"And 1 heard a voice from heaven
saying unto me, write, blessed are the
dead which die in the Lord from henceforth." Many a sorrowful and trying
experience we meet in our march from
the cradle to the grave. Man is born
unto troublo and affliction as inevitably
as that tho epnrks fly upward. It is
indeed it groat trial to bo laid aside
from the activities and businesa of lifo,
and shut up in the cold and lonely
tnmb. It is by tho touch of disease
that we discover how frail wo aro, and
by the death of nenr and dear ones that
wo are taught of tho better lifo beyond
this earthly sphere. And who that has
experienced its bitter fanes will say
that, bereavement of a loved one is not
infinitely harder to bear than even personal affliction? And who has not felt
that deep scn-e of loneliness returning
from tho newly filled gravel That is
indeed n trying experience for tho
B'tul, and then it is something to bo
able to say, "the Lord gave and tho
Lord hath taken away; blessed be the
name of the Lord." And what strangely solemn thoughts gather iu the mind
as we stand looking into the faco of
the cloud from whom the hrcath of lifo
haB just lied; thoy are on ono side tho
river and lie upon (ho other; thoy aro in
one world and wo in this. But. when we
are conscious that thoy are peacefully
asleep in Jesus and immeasurably more
happy than wo, the full forco of the
beautiful words, "Blessed nro tho
dead that die, in the Lord" is brought
homo to us. Death knocks aliko at
the door of the cottago and tho palace.
None so strong that ho can keep at
arms' length this intruder. Tho
yoting, tho fair and beautiful, tho
young man in tho full vigor and onjoy-
ment nf hia manly strength, and the
man full of years nod honors, ato all
out down in ilie midst uf their usefulness and lnid away in the darksome
chambers of death. Few indeed reach
the throe-score years and ten. It is a
Bolemu yet glorious scene when tho
Christian diea. Bo takos his farewell
of earth and gazes ill cestacy upon the
glories of paradise. It is not death to
Bay good-byo to earth and ita association:', for death ia but. the door into
tho Father's house. It is n beautiful
simile that in which death is compared
to a aloep. It is a sleep, and sorrow
and suffering cannot invade that peaceful repnso. Well might' we cry, spontaneously, "let me tlio tho death of
the righteous." During tho paat wook
death has beon busy amongst us, and
hns taken away aome valuable lives.
Mftre especially one whom wo had
learned to lovo. One in whom beauty of
form and feature wero reflected in the
boauty of her mind and heart. Sho
was a dutiful child, a faithful and
affectionate wifo, yet she was only permitted to tnsto the cup of maternal
joys bofore she was callod away to
taste the cup of eternal blisa, in the
realms of glory forever. As a teacher
in the Sunday school, a worker for the
church, she was invaluable, and she
renderod excellent nnd oflicient servico
in tho choir in helping tho praiso of
this church. Her death was a heavy
blow, and although those nearer feel it
more keenly yet there are many
others who mourn deeply too. Wo
must not murmur. We should try to
say, "God gave and God hath taken
away, bless bo the namo uf the Lord."
Your hearts aro Bad, but not nB thoae
who havo no hope. Seek to be ready
for the end, that surely approaches,
by looking unto Jesus, the author and
finisher of our faith.
At the Methodist Ohurch the Rev.
J. H. White took for his text Eeclesi-
astes 7oh. 2v.: "It is better to go to the
houao of mourning, than to the house
of feasting: for that isthe end of all
men; and the living will lay it to his
heart." He said: At first sight one
would bo disposed tu question the truth
of this assertion and say that Solomon
was somewhat misanthropic und had
wasted the greater portion of his life,
and that it might be applicable iu his
case, but in ours it surely cannot bo
truo. To most people the feast is
pleasant, the display of ware and
cutlery is pleasing to tho oyc, everything provided that would tempt the
appetite; then at suoh times we aro
amongst friends, and after the feast
thero aro little jests, music, song and
converse; but iu the house uf mourning,
death has come and nailed his black
flag on the door and as it flutters as
we pass in nnd out it seems to mock at
our sorrow: I shall never forgot the
occasion when for two days in tho
montli nf February il, was upon our
door, and ns wo came iu and out i'
would tlirt and twist with the wind:
there is .something peculiarly solemn
of tho bereaved, the tremor in their
voices, the quiet room whoro lies the
dead, there is a sense of quiet hush
in tho houso of mourning, the deep grief
perhaps the house has nover known
before; thore is sorrow and anguish.
Then why should Solomon make the
assertion, what aro his reasons? In
Bomo Uvea thoro is littlo or no lovo for
foasting, all do not participate, but
mourning comes to all, it is a cortainty
nnd thoro nro lessons learned m the
house of mourning that would hardly
bo learned nnywlicro else. Sevornl
deaths, threo of thein at least, of persons with whom nearly everybody wns
more or less acquainted, hnvo como
upon on us in rapid succession; in tlto
oarly part of tho week ono who had
been well known hero, a young man
whom wo had thought of fino physique,
is eomoivliat suddonly callod from
earth, and hardly had  wo  rocovorod
from the shock of this, when the news
camo that the young mother, whom so
many had learned to lovo, had been
called hence, and, though the first case
had cast a gloom around, this caused a
deep sorrow to run through the community. On tho day of the burial of
all that remained of this young mother
we were told that the form of nno who
had been seen on Columbia Btreet for
thirty yenrs, that familiar face, would
be seen there no more; to the first
two, death had como upon them early,
and the laat just in tho prime of life.
Seeing them anyone would suppose
they had juat as good a chance of life
as wo; yot we nre left and they have
passed hence, and the whole eity, the
whole community, seems turned into
a liouse of mourning. To-night, while
we are face to face with death nnd sorrow, may we profit by the lesBona we
may learn from the houae of mourning.
First, that lifo is brief and how woith,
lesa our length of daya aro in comparison with eternity ahead. Death is a
certainty. You hope for a little while
yet to live: the average is 30 years: bo
it 20, 30 or 40 years, tho doy will come
at last when you must say to friends
good-bye. You businoss men, you
anxioua women, do you think that all
you are now centering your energies
upon will by tho chango of a moment
be forgot ten and left behind . Hm
small a place we till in thewurld. Lik
soldiers we fall and the ranks are filled,
and no matter how important our posi
.tion, some niie steps up and fills the
vacancy; I suppose that ufallmena
minister passing away would cause
more commotion than any oMier man
but say if I were called hence an hour
after this service to-night, there would
bo just a little reference in the papers,
a funeral notice. Next Sunday evoning
tho gaa would bo lit as usual, ihe choir
would be in their accustomed places,
somo one elso would occupy thia stand
the ranks would he filled up and tho
work go on just tho sumo as usual
Tho business man ur the official pass,
ing away makes little difference; the
office or store is shut fur a day, but
someone atepa up and carriea on tho
work. Thu revd. gentleman closed by
appealing to hi-i hearers to reflect for
a moment upon their prospect for the
future, the great eternity beyond, nnd
in a vory touching manner reforred tn
the passing away of those so well
known, from our midst, their entering
upon tho myoteries, mysteries tn os,
but now clear to them. He closed by
warning all to bo prepared for the coining of the summons by asking pardon
and peace. Mrs, Robson, immediately
at .the close of the discourse sang as a
soio, ■' 'Are you ready)" with the earnest
pathos that always characterizes her
Frederic villiers.
"Many of tho sketches woro made
under tho heat and smoko of conflict,
nnd in their artistic dash gave ample
evidence of iho difficulties and dangers
nnder wliich a war correspondent has
to pursue his enterprising oareer. Mr.
Villiers readily assumed an eaay toiio
of narrative and explanation which at
once placed him on a familiar footing
with his appreciative audience; and
thus for a couplo of hours kept the unbroken and unwearied attention of his
hearers, who rewarded his picturesque
description of a war correspondent's
experiences with rounds of hoatty applause."—iJiratt.g/mm Daily Post.
Wo understand that a conversazione
and roception will be held in the Odd
Fellows hall, on Wednesday, Nov. 13,
which will be, we hopo, largely attended, aB the members of the English
church in this dioceso will be glad of
having an opportunity of showing that
they understand nnd fully appreciate
the labours and toils of their good bishop. Tho diocesan feeling will be expressed by the clergy no doubt on tho
feast of All Saints; nnd it is only fitting
thst the laity should have a chance of
expressing their good wishes and congratulations to their bishop.—Churchman's Gazette.
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All claims not consistent with the high
character of Syrup of Figs are purposely
avoidod by the Cal. Fig Syrup Company.
It acts gently on the kidneys, liver and
bowels, cleansing the system effectually,
but it is not a cure-all and makes no
pretensions that every  bottle will not
 _ _. .	
There are stated to be four new
cases of smullpux on Pelee Island, Ont.,
but no deaths.
Hon. J. G. Robb, of Quebec, died
about a year ago. It was supposed
thut lie diod intestate, but a will has
been found which settles tho disposition of the cBtato ho left, valued at
seme aevon or ten millions.
Thomas Ede, barrister, of Calgary,
has entered an action against Com
tnissioner Herschmer, of the mounted
polico, claiming $2,000 for aggravated
assault. On the visit of Lord Stanley
to Calgary, Herechmor seized Mr.
Ede, shaking him and pushing him
aside, hence ihe suit.
N.tice was given in tho Ciiniirfii Ga-
sette, Ottawa, Saturday, by Clarke
Wallace, grand master, and Thomas
Keyes, grand secretary, that application will be made at the next session
of the Dominion parliament for an act
to incorporate the loyal orango association of British America.
The trial of Harvey, for tho murder
of his wife nnd two ehildron, was continued at Guelph, Out., on Friday. It
is considered hiB insanity, which showed itsolf at intorvals in a vory marked
degree, according to witnesses who
wero intimato with him, has boon established beyond a doubt. In viow of
tho brutality of tho prisoner's crime,
and the cold blooded manner in whicli
ho wont, about tho work, tho insanity
plea urged by his counsel is probably
tho only ono that could hnvo saved him
from the gallows. A vordict will probably be given in accordance with the
facts, and the judgo bo left to du with
Harvey as ho dooms proper.
Wholesale and Retail Druggists
Hold Your Orders
Save  Money!
Aa wo have a Car-load of the Celebrated
Adams & Son's Lumber Wagons,
Which will be horo in about 10 Daya.
We will also receive a number of Delivery Wagons by the same car.
Mainland Carriage Works.
doeitc s-cr___:__,._-,-_r & ____,___-3rso_-*r.
Pell, Rice Coil-spring iIcLaughlan
MMMU OS- «_5
Democrat and Express Wagons!
iW The Best and Cheapest Rigs ever offered for sale in
British Columbia.**^.
!R.€->X<i dfc GlXTTTlGu
Cor. Columbia and Mary Sts., New Westminster.
The above named firm having fully decided to retire from the
Dry Goods Business and confine their attention to the Grocery
Business for the future, now offer the whole of their
Choice, New, Well Selected and Well Bought Stock of Dry
Goods and Clothing at
Cost Prices for Cash.
A rare chanco is now offered to intending purchasers, as the stoek consists oi
goods just suited for the prosent and coming season. Ah fresh and in prime order
and purchased in the best foreign markets at rock    .torn 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, Ld.
Shingles, Shakes, Laths, Pickets,
AND Js.-Z.Xt ICX-ST-DS  0-3-
Wood Furnishing for Canneries.
Doors,   Frames.   Windows,
Moulds ngs.
noHklwly VOLUME 34.
«-«i*artiarareiia»riT^ 1
NO. 45.
Wednesday Moriilng, Not. ll, 1889.
(From Daily Columbian. Oct. SO.)
The Ronton has loaded about 240,-
000 feet of her lumber cargo.
Numerous sea gulls on the river today told a tale of rough weather on the
The Louise will take down 70 head
of cattle to-morrow murning lor Vic
The Dunsmuir t"ok away 40 head of
cattle and a lurge quantity i.f gonorai
merchandise this morning for Na-
-H. M. S. Samson returned this
-morning from the Sandheads, whore
ahe has been working on the channel
The Brunette Saw Mill Oompany
shipped 50,000 feet of lumber to the
North Arm lo-day, nnd especial order
of 00,000 feet to Vancouver.
The Yosemite arrived this morning
and took aboard 5,000 cases of salmon
from the C. P. N. wharf. En routo
to'Viotoria sho will tnko on 3,000 more
at English's cannery.
The Weekly Colombian was issued
this morning. It is as flue a number
as usual, if not more so, and copies may
be obtained ut this oilice, and at the
different news stands, for 10 cents
A splendid pair of Cariboo stag
.antlers, sent by a friend nt Cariboo tu
"Capt. Irvine, lies awaiting shipment
in the C. P. N. oflice. The antlers
are nearly perfect and the blade for
shovelling away the snow whon tho
"animal was browsing, is particularly
well developed.
The Y. M. C. A. orchestra met for
practice lust night. They havo ordered
music from San Francisco, wliich will
be here in n few days. The class in
drawing will commence on Friday of
this woek, and the class on phonography nn Saturday. There will bo a
class meeting for b'li'o study  to-night.
The case against John Stewart nnd
Jacob Scott for obstructing the sidowalk with building niutorinl without
oermission from the council, and for
erecting a verandah contrary to the
provisions of tho streets and sidewalks
by-law, wore before the police magistrate tn-dny and remanded until Friday
His Worship the Mayoi left for Aran-
couver this afternoon to attend the
grand ball at Vancouver to-night.
How his worship i. going to get to Victoria in time to attend the reception at
2: 30 to-morrow history whispers not,
but it is just possiblo thut Lord Stanley
may invito his worship to travel thither
with him on the "Champion."
MoLean, the New Westminster
oarsman, cume over on Sunday night,
and yesterday completed arrangements
for a race with Bush, to be rowed in
skiffs over the harbor course to Dead-
man Island and return, on the Sth
pros. The race is for $100 a side,
and both men have already gone into
training.—Tuesday's Colonist.
Accidentally llroki* Ills Li**..
"Little Garnet Peele, son of Capt. A.
Peele, while playing on tho C. P. N.
■ Co.'s wharf, to-day, rolled off a pile of
baled hay aud sustained a fracture of
his leg. It is thought that the little fellow got on top of the hay, nnd while
skylarking lost Ins balance, fell uud
alighted on some object, on the wharf.
The thigh bone is fractured a few
inches above the knee. The boy was
at onco conveyed home and Dr. Fagan
was soon in attendance. At latest accounts tlm patient wns doing well, and
having, like the rest of the family, a
fine, robust constitution, it is expected
he will be us well as ever iu a short
rnrtv 1'iirlonils iif Machinery.
. Mr. F. G. Strickland, of F. G.
Strickland Ss Co., left for the east yesterday on an important business trip.
During tho last few weeks the firm has
sold nbout forty carloads of saw mill
and other machinery, nnd it is to at-
' tend to the shipment of these immense
orders that Mr. Strickland hus gone
oast. The business of this lirm has
devbloped very rapidlyof late, and the
extent and value of iti operations is
unequalled in lhe province. Push,
enterprise and fair dealing, together
with a practical knowledge of the machinery handled, has brought F. G.
Strickland Ss Co. to the front, where
they are likely to stay.
Ever extending Trade.
"Tho latest use that British Columbia
spruce has been put to is organ building; a no less celebrated maker than
Bell, of Guelph, hus discovered this
lumber is just the thing for certain
uses in the construction of the instrument. A I rial order of 25,000 feet of
dressed spruce was ordered by W. Bell
& Co. a few months ago from the
Brunetto Su iv Mills Co., of this city,
and so ureal was tho satisfaction it
gave thnt the ordor has been duplicat-
■ ed im In-K than three times since. Bell
■& Co. have written stating   that they
■ are -.--reull.v t'leased with  the  lumber
"'and will continue touse  it   regularly.
This is another inst.nee of the superiority of British Columbia tiiiit.or over
all others, nnd goes to show that oven
eastern Canada will one day furnish
an almost illimitable market for ..ur
lumber product.
As we are nearing the end of the
year, and tho bottom of our "stocking,"
we would like to gently hint to those
of our renders who are kindly investing for us the amountof a yoar or two's
back subscription for either the Daily
or Weekly Columbian, that if they
will kindly let us have the principal of
tho amount now, wo won't say anything
nbout the interest, and will be ever so
much obliged into tho bargain. We
appreciate the delicate compliment
conveyed by such subscribers, thst we
aro running a bank as well us a newspaper, but we aro thinking seriously
of going out of the former branch of
business altogether and focusing all cur
energies and resources on the newspaper department; so wo take .Iub opportunity of asking for the return of
ull principal amounts that nre out.
The Business Manaoeu.
The .lliiiulnnil Won.
The half mile race at Victoria, yestorday, under tho auspices of the Victoria Jockey Club, between Mr.
Gowdy's "Maud," of Ladner's, and
Mr. Cassell's "Royal," of Nanaiinn,
came off as announced. The race excited
a great deal of interest among lovers
of horseflesh both on the Mainland
and Island. There wore teveral heavy
bets on the result, although the Mainland animal was the favorite from the
start. The horses got awny well together, Maud obtaining the lead. Tho
animals kept well together, but towards the finish Maud drew ahead and
won easily in 50 seconds. Thn second
heat was a regulnr procession, Maud
winning ns she lined in 58 seconds.
Mr. Gowdy is moro than evor pleased
with his Maud, and he is willing to
buck her for any reasonable nmount
against any horse in the province.
Saved fi-iiui Drowning.
A Mongolian employe of the British
Columbia Packing Co. camo very nenrly losing the number of his mess at the
company's wharf on Monday night.
About nino o'clock, the victim of the
accident and a number of other Celestials were engaged in discharging a
scow load of box covers, when Ah
Hing mndo a misstep and popped
headlong into the water, raising one
wild shriek as he disappeared from
view. Not one of his countrymen
raised a hand or moved a step b savo
their fellow workman, nnd ho would
certainly have been swept away had it
not been for Mr. Cowie, an employe ot
the company, who, on hearing the
wild cry of despair, dashed down from
the whaif to tho scow and grasped the
Chinaman as lie reachod the surface.
And only in time, for. in another few-
seconds he would have been carried
into the current and lost in the dark*
Annllier New Snnmlll.
Ground was broke to-day for the
foundation of the new sawmill which
is fo be erected by the BruncttcSuwmill
Co., and the work will now be pushed
with the utmost vigor until the now
establishment is completed and in running order. The new mill will adjoin
the buildings at piesent used by thn
compnny, but will be una much grander and more extensive scale than its
predeco-*sor. Tho enpneity of the now
mill will be 100,000 feet per day. which
will bring the total daily output lo
150,000 feet, or 45,000,000 feotyeurly.
When this mill and the new McLaren-
Ross mills uro completed, together
with the contemplated addition to the
Royal City Planing Mills, the daily
output of lumber nt Westminster will
be in the neighborhood of 750,000 ft.,
or 225,000,000 yearly. This means in
plain English lhat Westminster is
destined to bo the moat important
shipping nnd commercial port in British Columbia.
A despntoh recoived at Winnipeg announces the death by drowning in
Georgia, where hn was visiting, of ,1.
B. Woodworth, ex-M.l,.P. for Brandon in the Manitoba legislature.
A prairie fire, assisted by a strong
west wind, swopt through a large.
marsh south of the 0. P.R. truck, near
Douglas, Man., yosterday, licking up
in its oourso stack after Btack of hay.
Children Cryfor
Tlie   l.rnw lo   lie ,-fInile One llumlreil
Feci I'li'nr.
A telegram wus received to-day from
Hon. Edgar Dowdney, minister of the
interior, stating, in eli'ect, that the
government had decided yesterday
upon requiring tho C.P.R.Co. to make
the draw in the Mission bridge 100
foet, instead of 80 feet as proposed by
the railway company. It will bo ro-
membered that for tho past six months
or more the board of trado anil council
of this city havo been persistently insisting that a draw of less than 100
feet would threaten the free navigation
of the Fraser River, while Capt. Irving and Mr. Rithet, probibly influenced more or less by tha C. PR., expressed the opinion that an 80-fuet
draw would be sufficient; and it seems
that the opinion of these gentlemen so
fnr influenced the provincial government us to induce it to acquiesce in
the 80 fm t proposal. It is of the
greatest importance thut the navigation
of the Fraser River should be kept free
from every obstruction', and us tho
opinion of a lame number of interested
people led to the belli., that un 80-foot
draw might be found uu obstruction, it
will be most gratifying to every ono to
learn that the federal government has
firmly resisted the proposals of the C.
P.R. in thiB matter, nnd that the span
is to be wide enough to permit the freo
passage of both vcsboIs und riifts. Tho
board of trodo and city council deservo
thothnnks of nil citizens and overy resident in New Westminster district for
their persistent eifdris in securing.this
important result
Opium smuggling hns boon carried
on at Sault Ste. Marie, says a late dispatch, for the past, six months nn an
extensive scale, tho smugglers bringing the drug from Vancouver and
working it across the river in small
roiiglu ou Prlli-lpl!'.
Antonio Carolli and Guiscppi Franci
are gentlemen who entered this vale of
tears by way of sunny Italy. It is
needless to remark that their tempers
are a little sunny too, but not content
with this they often indulge in tho
"flowing bowl" with results thnt are
not unpicturesque. "Tony" is a Garibaldi man to the spinal column, and
even defends the practice of soup boiling because Garibaldi did so once on
Staton Island. "Gus," on the othor
hand, is a Vermillion hot Cavourist,
and has a choice dislike for the names
of Garibaldi and Mazzini. Yesterday
thoso patriots spent the day in the
public worship of Bacchus, and drowned all political differences in the cup
that cheers and also inebriates. The
battlo uf ABpromonto was voted a large
blunder without opposition by Carolli,
while "Gus" admitted that Cavour's
policy was as full of defects as they, ut
tho moment, wero full of cheap rye-
j uice. Mnny and uli'ecting wero the assurances of eternal friendship pledged
over the (hie) cups, aud solemnly did
they | dedgo each othor to dio for sweot
friendship's sake. Night camo down
and more villainous whiskey went the
same way; nbout 1 o'clock they began
to seo things differently. There wasn't
the sweet unity uf mental vision that
had marked the dny with amity and
graco. Carolli asserted tliat Gus was
full of mistakes, and Gus accused Carolli of ungeiitleinunly conduct; then thoy
wound themselves up tu the fighting
point, and the point that was hit first
was Ourolli's tin" Roman proboscis,
frum wliich the "claret" freely decanted. Tony responded with true Latin
fervor, and in front of the Merchants'
Hotel tho mud couldn't rost for some
ton minutes as the noblo Romans buttered ouo another around iu n style to
recall Phsrsalia or tho Motnurus.
Then tho polico arrived and rail tho
two demoralized "gents" into tho stu
tion, This morning nt tho police court
Carolli informed bis worship thnt
"vishky vas ul zo fait." "Well, why
don't yuu join the Bluo Ribbon army?"
queried his worship. "Oh, I have try
bim often; no good." Carolli said
thoy were good friends, ho and Franci,
and his worship remarked that they
gave very strange proofs uf tlieir nfi'ec-
tion by lacking und thumping one another nearly to death. They were
fined §10 each and costs, aud were
also bound over iu tho sum of $250
each to keep the pence for six months.
Dc-tlli   of I,.   I..   Doane   nt  Porllnml
Lawrence L. Doane, an old Wost-
minsterite, and one of tho finest specimens of manhood that ever breathed
the br-ath of life, passed away to his
long home yesterday morning. He
died at Portland, Oregon, away from his
friends and relations and the countiy
he held so doar. Typhus fever in its
most malignant form carried him oil'
whilo he was yet in the prime of youth;
ana he leavos this earth regretted by
every-one who claimed acquaintance
with him. Thore are few sadder deaths
to chronicle tlinn this. He was a
young man, less than 30 years of age,
nf miignilicieut physical powers, handsome, wealthy and a most perfect gentleman ; beloved by all, and tho idol of
his relatives. Ho leaves a mother and
slst ir who will never cease to mourn his
Mr. Dunno wns a resident of Westminster for four und a half yoars, all of
which time he waB an officer of tho
Bank of British Columbia, under Mr.
I. B. Fisher, the present munnger.
He was ambitious, and anxious to succeed in his profession, and would no
doubt have reached the tup of the ladder hud death nut claimed him so soon.
He wns a leader m all affairs, social and
public, and was a universal favorite
throughout the city. For two years ho
held tho lirst lieutenancy in the Westminster Rifles, and was an excellent
and popular officer; and on his departure for Portland 18 moiu lis ago tho noncommissioned oflicers and men showed
their appreciation uf his services to tho
corps by presenting him with a valunhlo
diamond ring. The citizens of West
minster, also, would not allow his departure to remain unnoticed, and a
public dinner was given him us a murk
of the esteem mid honor ho was held in
by tho whole round nf his ncquaintan-
ship. A few weeks ago Mr. Dunno was
promoted to the accountantship uf the
now brunch of the bank now being established nt Seattle, but the orders
camo ton Into, and this prince of good
fellows wus culled to a higher sphere.
The deceased wus burn in Nova Scotia uud entile with his parents tn this
province when only a child. He received his education in Fiance, nnd on
hi* return from that country entered
the Bank of British Columbin,in whoso
service ho reinnined until lho date of
his death. He wub tho son of the late
Cnpt Doane, of Victoria, who was one
uf ihe pioneers of tho province.
Pitcher's Castoria.
It. I', anil Hongkong,
Tho report to iho harbor master of
Hongkong for 188-1 disch'Ses many facta
of interest to Cnnadians Tho totul
trade of Hongkong fur tho yenr 1888 is
represented by 03,007 vossels, measuring 12,900,390 tons, an advance of 174
vessels and 367,702 tons on the nvor-
age for tho previous throo years. Among tho eountries with which tho decrease of British tonnage is most apparent is Australia, to tho extent of 22,178
tons; whilo Canada (British Columbia)
figures among tho increases to almost
the exact amouut of Australia's do-
orease, viz, 22,173 tona. Canada's increaso is duo, of course, to tho establishment of the direct line ot steamers
to this province.
Tho young conservatives, of Toron-
to, on Monday evening, passed resolutions expressing regret at tho death
u[ Hon. Alex. Morris. Tho funeral
will tuke pluce on Thursday.
[FroUi Daily Columbian, Oct, 31.)
I'll'- tide this muming was tho lowest
seen here in some time.
Frederic Villiers, the noted nrtist
and war correspondent, will give onenf
his famous lectures in Herring's Opera
House next, Thursday evening.
Mrs. Vincent, aged 60, nf Chatham,
Om., died suddenly ut Windsor yesterduy, of heart disease.
VV. H. Vianen has more orders on
hand fur fish than he is able tu fill.
The demand Is still as great as iu the
summer, but the tikes are very small.
The Louise left this morning with
70 head of cattle, 2 horses, and the
rest of the lnnd in furni produco, Sho
was to tako on more at Luduer's Landing nnd Lulu Island.
Tho Irving loft at 4 o'clock this
moruiilg for Hope and waypurtB, She
had 00 tuns uf freight aboard, and, returning, will bring a large herd of cattle for Van Volkenburgh Bros.
The Insane Asylum buildings uro
very nenrly finished. Thoro is not
much architectural beauty about the
structure but probably the inside accommodation amply compensates for
that want.
This murning tho Yiisomite took
down to Victoria 0,000 enses of snlmon,
125 bales hay, 197 sacks potatoes and
grain and a large quantity of farm produce- She wns to take on 2,000 enses
uf salmon   at English's cannery.
The first atone of the cairn to be
built in Stauley Park, Vancouver, in
honor of Lord Stanley, was laid by
his excellency on Tuesday. Tho cairn
will be 15 foet in diameter at tho base,
10 feot high, built in threo tiers.
H. M S. Snmsoti went up the river
lust evening to pull uut buiiio snags
nbovo Harrison river, so as tu enable
the Irving to puss. The presenco of*
those slings in the rivor would have
made it impossible for the steamer to
get to Hope.
Dead lish along the bank uf tho river
above the woollen mills aro omitting no
odor whicli is better imagined than do-
scribed. It would be an enoy thing to
collect t hose starting places of epidemic
diseases nud dispose of them effectually
as munure or by burying them,
The painful accident which befel
tho littlo hoy on tho C. P. N. wharf
yesterduy ought to serve as a warning
to other boys tu keep nwny from such
plnccs. A busy dock is no plnco for
boys to pluy, nnd their presence is
a constant source of anxiety to the
The class in drawing opens for tho
winter Benson at the Y. M. 0. A. rooms
tomorrow night. Quite a number of
young men will avail themselvos of
this opportunity to acquire une of iho
moat useful and elegant of the arts.
The class in phonography will be
taught by Mr. A. Duncan, nnd a good
number uf pupils nre already booked.
The steamer Bertha, from Kodiak,
Alaska, arrived at San Francisco ou
Monday with 8,988 cases salmon.
Samuel B. Matthews, superintendent
of tho Karluk Packing Co,, was a passenger down. He statea that the run
in Karluk river was greater than lust
yenr, about 280,000 cases having been
packed, as against 200,000 cases Inst
By appointment of the Twenty-
eighth International Convention, and
the Eleventh World's Conference of
Young Men's Christian Aesociaticns,
beginning Sunday, November lOlh,
special Evangelistio Y. M. C. A. services will be held nt tho rooms nn Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, and every
evening during the week, except
Thursday, at 8 o'clock.
Dr. Dawson, of the geological survey, who went to Victoria yesterdny
afternoon, has just completed an ox-
tcnsive survey of the Yalo und Kamloops district. He will leave iu a day
or so for Ottawa, where ho will immediately set to work to make his report
of tho strata ho has examined. Dr.
Dawson is thoroughly satisfied with
his survey, and will probably come out
nguin in the spring.
Two funerals have been conducted by Rev. H. Irwin this week.
On Tuesday, G. Piflurd, on Lulu Island, an Englishman by birth, ill tho
Masonic cemetery, Sapperton. On
Wodncsdny, Norn, little daughter of
R. E. Julian, in the Musonic cemetery.
Today, David Yeomuns, who died at
the Ruyul Columbian hospital ou Monday, was buried in the Masonic cemetery, Bishop Sillitue officiating.
Jessie Rivers, who was sentenced to
nine mouths imprisonment some six
months ago for having committed a
robbery in tho hoUBo nf Mr. T. O.
Tnwnley, was released frnm jail yester-,
day un a pardon granted by the minister of justice. It is hoped that this
unfortunate woman will not return lo
her evil habits and old haunts again.
Another chance to livo an honest lifo
might reclaim her and make hor a good
The annual hutching of salmon ova
is now safely stored in the Fruser Rivor
hatchery, Mr. Max Mowat having
completed the number yesterdny. As
near ub cnu bo estimated 8,500,000 ova
have been secured, and ull in the very
best condition. Fish being very Humorous this year,nu troublo wnsohsetved
in stripping this lurge number, but Ihe
high wuter for a time thrcutuiied to in-
terfore to a considerable extent with
successful operations.
To-morrow morning, all tho way
from uno o'clock to dawn, the reign of
Ihu chicken-thief sets in for tho winter
session. The motto nf those fowl fellows is, "Chickens comes 'igh, but wo
'avo to 'avo 'emy' know." Tiio police
department has a motto something
similar and a very bad habit of following it up with groat zoal. It may bo
unnecessary to state that the chicken-
thioves always do thoir work by means
nf a coop de main, although they aro
by no menus eggotistical about it.
The odvisory board of tho Northwest Assembly has resigned. Mr
Haultsin, in announcing it to the
House, said they resigned becauso
they were unable to take tho responsibility for several executive acts.
llll! -,1 .11 lasnl'li.
The writ tor tiiu election nf aineui-
bor to represent New Weslhiinsfer to
fill the vacancy created by the elevation of Judgo Bole to the bench, has
been issued, and was received by Mr.
Chas. Warwick, government agent, today. The writ calls for nominations
on Monday, Nov. Ilth, at the eoort
house in this city, and polling, ijauy,
will tako plnee on November 25th.
Our Old rrleml.
The body of the lato Lawrence Lt
Doane arrived at Victoria last evening
from Portland and was placed in the
Masonic Temple, whero it now lies.
Tho funeral will take pluce to-morrow
afternoon, under the auspices of Vancouver Quadra Lodge, A. F. Ss A. Ill,
It was oxpeeted that a largo number of
people from this city would go down to
attend the funeral, but owing to pressing business matters none were ablo to
get away on such short notice.
Out ,-gnln.
Capt. Pittendrigh, who met with n
painful ncoident on Tuesday morning,
and was confined to the houso yesterday, is out nguin to-day. Judgo Bole
and Capt. Pittendrigh were turning the
corner from Olarkson inlo MoKenzie
stroot at the point wliero the small culvert was boing constructed, when tho
Cnpt. placed his foot un a loose plank
wliich tipped up nnd threw him to the
ground. Beyond a severe shaking and
a small cut above tho knee Capt. Pittendrigh was not much hurt. The
plank was left in a very loose and careless fashion, us is too common nbout our
streets, und had the Capt. not saved
himself slightly when falling he might
huvo brokon his hoad on a beam a few
inches nway from whoro he fell.
round n Hotel.
Thomas llcnnoy was discovered by
Officer Carty last night, lying drunk
and incnpahlo down on the sawdust
fiats. ThoniuB informed the constables tliat ha was earnestly looking for
a hotel, nnd mado an effort to ring the
front door bell of a pilo of cordwood
near by, thinking that ho had struck
somo sort of a curnvansoray. Tho officer found him about tlie spot when
he returned half an hour later, blissfully slumbering with his feot in the
air nnd his head in a puddle. Tho
constable awoke tho sleeper aud said
he believed he could assist him to a
hotel where the charges wero very liglit
and the attendance first-class. Thomas
was discharged this morning from tho
police court with n mild caution not lo
let this happen nguin, and to avoid tho
swamp us ho would a leper's den.
I.tiril Stanley's Movements.
The ball in honor of his honor, Lord
Stanley, at Vancouver, last night, was
a grand affair. About 200 couples
were present, and dancing was maintained from 9 p.m. till midnight, whan
a full supper was servod in the dining
room of tho Hotel Vancouver. After
supper dancing was resumod and continued till 3 a.m. Tho vice regnl
pnrty wont aboard 11. M. S. Champion
shortly after midnight, and a littlo
later the vessol left for Victoria, where
it was expected to arrive in time for
tho official reception nf tho governor-
general nt 2 p.m. to-day. To-morrow
night Lord Stanley will attend the
bull to bo given by Admiral Henouge
and tho captains of the fleet at Esquimalt. Au extensive programme has
been prepared for tho entertainment
of tho vice regal party at Victoria.
Iliej Will I-ratcsl.
It appoars there is a Borinus difficulty iu Victoria in connection with
the procession in honor of his excellency the governor-goneral's visit. The
bishops of the Episcopal and Roman
Catholic churches, it is said, claim
priority in the procession mer all tho
other denomination.. This point lho
dissenting churches strongly protest
against. A correspondent of ihe World
writes that as tho lieut. governor leans
strong!) towards Unitariuniini, having
for his chief constitutional adviser a
Presbyterian primo minister, and ull
Hint is worth unything on the Island
eiiher owned or controlled by Presbyterians, it dues seem somewhat immodest, adds the cm-respondent, thut
the bishops referred to Bhould inaist
upon being given a greater dogrco of
prominence thnu the more influential
and wealthy churches.
Anullicr lloiic.
The sad and unexpected death of
Mrs. C. D. Rand, nt Vancouver, lust
ovening, wub learned throughout the
city with the must profound surruw.
The deceased ludy hnd uut been married quite a year, nnd certainly eleven
short months ngo life seemed us bright
und hnppy, and us cheerful in pros-
poet, to both Mr. nnd Mrs. Hand as it
over did tn nny yuung couple. But
death huB gathered iu uiiniher gem,
and thero is not a heart iu Westminster to-day that dues unt mourn with
tho afflicted family. Tho deceased
was beloved by all who knew her, and
more especially in thiB, her old home,
will hor loss bo long and deeply mourned. Of a bright and sunny nature,
sweet disposition and kindly ways, it
was impossible tn know and not love
her. ■ Mrs. Rand wbb the oldest daughter of Mr. J. S. Clute, collector of
customs, whose family, together with
the numerous relatives of the deceased
in this city, are much affected by tho
sad ovont. Death was caused by convulsions, which repeatedly occurred
uftor the birth of hor baby on the previous day.
Tho funeral will take place from St.
Andrew's ohuroh, in this city, to tho
Masonic cemetery at 1 o'clock to-morrow. Rev. Messrs. Scouler and McLaren will conduct the services
-mil..*. Au'C.IIOH.
A little incident is agitating the
Chilliwack Indians nt present, and Mr.
P. McTieman, Indian agent, left for
the landing to-day to try and arrange
matters. It appears that a week or
twr> ago an Indian was driving n puir
of hotseB, attached to a heavy waggon,
along the river bank, and when near
the spot where the etror. Irving lands,
the imi> .ail took fright at a pile of
merchandise mid bolted, jumping down
the embankment into the river, and
were carried away and lost. The mars
i barely escaped with his life, and wos so
I delighted with his good fortuno that if
was some days beforo he thought of
recovering the value of hie team an.,
waggon. When onco tho idea of being'
recouped for hia Iobs strue. him, it
took a strong hold, and he hns been
agitating on the subject with indifferent success ever since Ho claims thnt
as the goods wero piled by the C. P.'
N. Co. ou Ihu Indian reserve, thsooi'n-
pany is responsible for tho accident,
and is therefore entitled to pny. The
oompany view the accident and its
consequences through a different stylo
of spectacles, nnd show a disposition
to roaist the claim. Tho government
hns beun referred to in the mutter, and
Mr. McTieman, under instructions,
went' up to Chilliwack to-dny to arrange, if possible, un umioable settle*--
An Old, Old Cusliiiii.
This is Hallowe'en. Those throe
small words carry unbounded joy to
the hearts of tho urchins in Scotland
and Ireland overy 31st nf Ootobor.
Tho lads in the former lund, whoro
tlio old custom is pteservod more fully
than in any other, arm themselves
with "rail-iunts" and "divits," (largo
clods with plonty of earth adhering),
bludgeons und turnip lanterns, with
divers strange devjoes carvod uut on
the rind, 'i'hus provided they sully
forth to make lifo intensely interesting
for everybody in the village, from tho
"polismun" to tho "moenister," The
exorcises consist of two or throe
boys climbing some roof and clapping
a "divit" uu tho "lum-heid," i.e. tho
chiinney-lop, while tho remaiuder of
thu crowd wait below until tho proprietor rushes out nf the house, half
suffocated and vociferously using profane nnd impolite language, when he
is saluted with yolls of derisive laughter and "divits" by the score. Many
and wonderful ure the other pranks
played by tho mischievous crew; ari
after thoroughly disturbing the entire'
community, all retire to enjoy the
quieter ceremonies indoors. Who has
not read that inimitable description
of Hallowe'en by Bums? He hus immortalized the uid custom and made it
national to Scotland; fur, indeed, nowhere in tho world is tho custom en-
tired into with such hearty enthusiasm, although the Irish still preserve
it slightly, especially in Ulster. It is
on this auspicious eve that the lovers
good-humoredly try thoir luck, aftor
the old, old style; ns old as Egypt and
as timo-honored as lovo itself. With
many a bashful smile and coy glance
the "twa forgether" near the "ingle
nook" and selecting two hazel nuts
from the sackful, over which "granny"
genially presides, they place them in
tho ruddy embers and await the result. Whether they shnll live peacefully and lovingly through lifo's long
dny, or spend the rest of- tlieir existence in anything but "connubial bliss"
is what the lire will tell them. Should
tho nuts gently smoulder away in
smoke and "wee loerie lows," the pair
aro mado supreinolyhuppyishouldthey,
however, tuke liro boisterously and
bounce friimiincanotherungrily, blazing
and sputtering, crackling and fizzing,
then it only remains fir them to make
the best of ti vory bad job and Binilo
ii way what the fates have forecast.
Then unlimited mirth is caused by the
"doukin' for tho apples," biting, the
swinging "treacly scono," or tho applo and the candle, nno on eaeh end of
a pieco of stick, suspunded from tho
ceiling and twirled round. And so
"the night drives onwi' mirth and
glee" and many a Bong and story; the
old folks recount tales of long ago, nnd
tho younger peoplo listen all attention,
with many a frightened glance over thi
shoulder as tho horrible ghost-story is
narrated with every hair-raiBing tletuil;:
nr as "Jack como homo from aoa" tells,
"many a talo of storm and gale"' and
dangers in overy clime. There aro n
groat many of the former ceremonies-
of Hallowe'en nuw obsolete, but preserved in Burn's grand poem, which
everyone who loves u laugh should
rend. The onstmii is undoubtedly dying out, even iu Sc:,tliind, und not inuny
yours honoe mny be but a dim memory-
of the past, and un unintelligible word
in nur dictionaries which the coining
generations will scarcely truuble themselves to explain. AbnoBt all the old
customs, like New Yonr's Day and
Luinmin Day, are going the samo way
iu this prosaic nnd unsentimental ago,
and "'tis pity, and pity 'tis 'tis true."
VV. H. Stevc3, if Steveston,is in the
F. G. Richards, of Victoria, is in the
P. MoTiernan went up to Chilliwack this afternoon.
Aid. Cunningham nnd Miss Cunningham returned from the Sound last
Mrs. E. Unwin, of Kamloops, who
has been visiting friends in the city,
left for homo to day, via Vancouver.
Quite soon tho ordnance department at Washington will make experiments with tho smokeless powder
whioh has been creating suoh a craze
in European military circles. It has
been assorted that the powder,
though smokeless, is gifted with a
loudness of smell which is overpower- VOLUME 34.
NO. 45.
weeklv Bk-tish Columbian
tleduesday Morning, Nuv. 0. I88-.
(From Daily Oo!a»n.iit», Nov. 1.)
The farmers of Okanagon are giumb-
ling at the low price of wheat.
The Adelaide brought duwutyyi) tun-
of farm produoo from up the river this
The str. Gladv" left for Chilliwack
this morning with 20 p-iowii;. rt ami
a large quantity of merchandise.
Somo goods were stolen from H.
Harvey's Btore on Front s:root last
night. No clue has been obtained aa
to the culprit.
Messrs. Manahon & Reichenbach,
butchers, havo dissolved partnership;
the latter retires and Mr. Manahan
will continue the business.
The Ronton has about 350,000 feet
of her cargo of lumbar loaded. She
will be ready for sea in a few days at
the present rate of loading.
The brick layers are at wurk on tho
third story of the Powell lllock. A
few days of lino weather would Bee
this part of the work completed.
Real estato in the vicinity of Moody
squaro is rapidly rising in value, and
numurous enquiries aro being made for
eligible property in that locality.
The str. Rainbow brought a large
load of merchandise from Victoria last
night, and left on tho return trip this
morning with a full cargo of farm produce.
Luke trout were on the market in
quantity this morning, but the day be-
inn Friday and all othor kinds of fish
very scarce, the supply did not last long.
Salmon nre like hen's teeth nt present—very scarce.
Tho Bteamalnp Port Auguata, of the
Canadian Pacitic S. S. Co., sailed from
Vancouver this aftornoon for Japan
and China. Sbo carried away soven
cabin and 450 steerage passengers and
1500 tons of freight.
To-day being All Saints Day the
usual servioes were hold at the Ohurch
of England and Roman Oatholio
churches. Thero will be a full choral
services at Huly Trinity to-night, com
menoing at 7:30 o'clock.
Old residentora say that yesterday's
ebb tide was the lowest ever seen here.
The water receded far. past all the low
water marks. The flood was high,
although not anything like what will
be experienced this month.
Gumo has been extremely scarce on
the market for several days past, and
for what reason is not known. The
weather has been favorable for duck
aud geese shooting, but tho larder of
the noble Siwash is probably still well
There arrived by the morning train
to-day one carloadof fruitttees, twenty
livo largo oars m all, consigned to various points on Vancouver Ialand and
tho mainland. These goods are from
the Phoenix nuraeriea at Blooming-
ton, Illinois.
Oapt. Peele took the temperature of
the river this morning und found it to
be 60" Frht., only a few degrees lower
than that of tho atmosphere. The
oaptnin says thoro is a heavy gale brewing in the south-west, which may be
felt hore before long.
The man Spencer, arrested at Van
oouver lately, and taken to Kamloops
for identification, accused of being tho
murderer of Peter Foster, hns been
identified beyond all doubt, and was
committed last wook for trial at the
next assize at Kamloops.
Tho caso of John Stewart charged
with a violation of the otreetB and sidewalks bylaw, by commencing the erection of a verandah on his premises,
was remanded until Monday at 2 p.
m., to allow of the defence getting the
evidence of the mayor, who is at present in Victoria.
Postmaster-General Wanamaker has
designated "Wash" as the abbreviation
for tho now stnto ueross the Straits.
All letters for the United States capital
should bo addressed Washington, D. C.
Thero will always bo confusion and mistakes arising on account of the namo,
but thia waB understood when the state
was nanied, nnd the situation nccepted.
Mr. David Morris, lato manager of
the Now Westminster Gas Works, has
met with an awkurd stroke of luck at
Seattle. While pushing through the
great crowd near the docks, his pocket
was picked of his pocket-book containing nil his money and valuables, and
his ticket to New York. Mr. .Morris
will remain in Seattle for a short time
as he has obtained employment.
• Oaptnin Whitelnw, tho well-known
wrecker of Suu Francisco, has announced his intention of making an attempt very shortly to bring to the Bur-
face the old collier Barnard Castle,
wrecked at Raco Rocks on 21st November, 1880, for the purposo of removing whntevor portion of hor machinery
may yet be of value. Thus far all attempts to raise her have been unaucceB-
It is understood, says the Times,
that the Rov. P. MoF. McLeod, has
forwarded a communication to the
govenior-goneriil's reception coniinitteo
declining to take part in the procession. The reverend gentleman Lukva
the ground tlmt the precedence givon,
in the order of procession, to the bishops of the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches created an invidious distinction among the olergy and was offensive to other denominations.
A gentleman who was going up Clement street aftor dark the oilier night,
caught his foot on a protruding stump,
and measured his length on the place
where the sidewalk ought to bo. Between Carnarvon and Agnes streets,
Clement street is just about as naturo
made it, with, perhaps, a little assistance from tho board of worka. At
night the place is as dark ss Erebus,
nnd wore it not for our vigilant police
-would bo a choice location for tho foot-
The Golden -Wedding.
At-.li. ce.u"i.uioii uf Mr. und Mis.
E. B. Ackerman'B golden wedding on
Tuesday, October 29th, the venorable
couple were made the recipients of
many beautiful presents, among them
being a handsome gold-headed cane
f i Mr. Aekerinan, and a valuable
gold-jewelled brunch for Mrs. Ackerman. Mr. and Mrs. Ackerman were
the parents of eight children, six of
whin are still living, and all are married. The living offspring of tho aged
couple are Bix children, thirty-one
grandchildren and ten grent grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Ackerman
were married at Oswego, N. Y„ on
October 29th, 1839.
llobliery nt Ladners.
Some time during laat night burglars broke into the storo of Gustavo
Huuck, at Ladner's Laiidiug, ami carried away a largo quantity of goods.
The thieves left no trace behind, bot
from their mode of entrance it is suspected that the rascals were Chinamen.
The chief of polico waa telegraphed to
send down a man to investigate the
rubbery, but having no juriadiction
outside the city he handed the message
to Mr. JVIoresby, who immediately Bent
a pm-/initial oflicer to Ladner's to run
down the burglars if poaBible. This is
tho first robbery of the kind that has
occurred at Ladner's, and if the guilty
parties are caught it will probably have
a discouraging effect on the future
operations of the local "enterprising
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The Graphic Correspondent.
The lectures given by Mr. Frederick
Villiers are more than interesting, and
everywhere thoy have been enthusiaa,
tically roceived. The Mail says: Mr,
Villiers does not assume the tone of
the leoturer. His manner is rather
that of a good conversationalist, who
ean tell a good story well, and who can
be epigrammatic and humorous with
an ease which gives full flavor to every
point attempted. Hia aubjoct hut
night was "War on a White Sheet,"
and although it should prove an interesting ono under nny circumstances, it
was shown by Mr. Villiers how greatly
the value of oven a good topic may be
ouhanecd by masterly treatment. The
close attention of hiB audience was en
gaged by a few introductory remarks,
and as ho proceeded in tho description
of the bloody battles he had witnessed,
und the narration of the many thrilling incidents which had come under
his observation, the interest of those
present were excited to an intense
We havo been requested by Roswell
Ford, of Ipswich, Mass., to publiBh tho
following from a newspaper of March
25th, which he hopes will bo read by
his aon, Lyman H. Ford, who is supposed to be in the province, but whose
exact whereabouts cannot ho learned:
"Among the crew of the lost schooner
Shiloh was Georgo D. Ford, son of
Capt. Roswell Ford, of IpBwich, formerly of this city, whore he and his sons
were engaged in the fishing business,
A fow years ago he removed to Ipswich, but his sons still Bailed from this
port. Last May, tho oldest son, Roswell Ford, died on board the fishing
sohooner Susie Hooper and was buried
at Bay of Bulls, Newfoundland. His
brother George was with him and
kindly cared for him, and now he has
found a watery grave. Both were
young meti, well-known and much re
apected in this city, where they leavo
two aunts to mourn their loss, Mra.
Israel Bartlett and Mrs. Joseph W,
Andrews, nlso many friends who deep
ly sympathize with tho boroavod parents and sisters."
A Graini Event.
Tho famous Liberati and his magnificent military band aro billed
to appear at tlio Oddfellows' Hall
oil Wednesday evening. November
6th. This splendid combination will
givo the people of Westminster snch a
musical treat ns thoy have nover before
been favored with, and it goes without
saying that they will be received with
a bumper house. The band numbers
54 pieces and tho whole strength of the
company is 0". Everywhere Libcrati's
concerts have carried delight. The
Daily Saratogian says: "Great is Liberati. Without doubt hia band is tho
finest ever head in Saratoga Springs.
In two concerts at Congress Spring
park yesterday the porfect discipline
and thorough musical knowledge of the
men were wonderfully manifested to
tho great delight of the largo audience.
The un. programmes included many
very trying selections, but it was in the
most dillicult pieces that the fifty instruments wore handled to host effect,
and the roal art of the musicians was
manifest.'' Tickets aro on .uio at
Lyal's book storo and seats should bo
secured curly.
Sir Michael Culmo-Scyiuour oamo
down to-dny from tho interior, where
ho had been shooting, in Mr. Abbot's
iiivate car.    Ho brought (Icv.-n a largo
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ividence of tho line sport he says he
.mil. Sir Michael is a dead shot, and
ono of lho most successful sportsmen
that has ever como to the province.
The aoHUciill's that ho will bo able to
present to his friends of this latest, trip
into tho wilds will be highly valued,
since they nre magnificent specimons.
Children Cryfor
A large party of Wlnnipeggers loft
for the const yosterday ou nn excursion.
They uro provided with n tourist's cur,
which has boon  fitted  up with  cur-
W. H.   Harvey, of  Gunlph,  Out.,
is arraigned yesterduy for tho murder of his wife and twu daughters nn
the 20th of March. He pleaded not
guilty to tho three indiotuienta.
Pitcher's Castoria.,
Kid. As.clflnllou -Skrllug.
At the rille association meeting on
Wednesday night it was decided to
hold the annual* prize meeting on
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 7th. After aome discussion the
following programme was adopted.
First match, range 200 yardB, 7 "hots;
open to members who have never won
a prize exceeding $5 at any meeting.
Second matoh, ranges 200 and 400
yards, 7 slots each range; rifle, short
Snider. Third match, ranges 500 and
600 yards, 10 shots each range; rifle,
Martini or long Snider. Aggregates
are to count in the second and third
competitions. Capt. Scoullar, Lieut.
Mowat and Messrs. Trapp and Fraser
were appointed a committee to collect
subscriptions and prizes for the meeting. On motion it was decided to
challenge the Vancouver, Viotoria and
North Arm associations to Bhoot a
team matoh, at 500 and 600 yarda, any
rifle, military iaBUe. It was also decided to apply to Copt. Fletcher for
the Now Westmiuster Corporation cup,
Occidental oup and Laurie bugle, won
during tho provincial meeting, and
whioh should havo been delivered long
ago. After further discussion on the
coming matches the meeting adjourned.
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Hallowe'en Fan.
f,e.-„ vails,
,.'i.tt,„. Nov. 2.)
Contrary to expectation, the small
boy and his "chums" kept very quiet
last night. The mischievous pranks of
former Hallowe'ens wns quite conspicuous by their absence; and whether
it was the steady downpour of rain,
the muddy streets or the effects of the
discipline dealt out in former times,
very fow Hallowe'en festivities were
noted. Several gates, as usual,changed
their places of abode mysteriously, and
a stout polo by somo means or other
got jammed up against a certain dignified door on Agnes street and caused
trouble to the inmates when it waa
neceaaary to open the aamo. The chief
of police in his nocturnal peregrinations in the upper streets met two boys
with dark lanterns provided with red
and whito slides. His chief ship warned
the lada not to get gay or the result of
their frivolites would bo oharged up to
them in the police court next morning,
"cent per oent." Tho boys were from
the other end of tho city and had
nothing to say. Agnea atreet seems to
hnvo had more visitation than any
other thoroughfare. Tho time-honored
pre-adamitc joke of hoisting a wagon
on to a house top was not perpetrated
this time, uor was paint artistically
daubed on gates ur fences without the
permission of the owners. In fact all
the boisterous fun and tricks of the old
custom were left soberly alone to slumber on, ns it seems likely to do, in the
lap of oblivion for ages; perhaps until
aome far-distant race shall rejuvenate
the custom and think they have discovered something new just aa the
preaent raoe giggles and titters over
jokes as old as Aristophanes and yet
don't know it.
All (hot ts Mortal of Mrs. C. D. Rand
Consigned to Mother Earth.
The funeral services of Mrs. 0. D,
Rand were conducted in St, Andrew's
Preabytoriau church'a. 1 o'clock to-day
by tho Revs, T. Scouler, pastor,and E.
D. McLaren, B. D., of Vancouver.
The ohurch was filled to its utmost
capacity by the sorrowing friends and
relatives of the deceased, and also
many strangors. The funeral oasket,
almost buried with wreaths, flowers
and immortelles, lay in front of tho
pulpit. The relatives of the deceased
occupied the front part of the church
sod were with the larger part of the
congregation overwhelmed with grief.
Rev. Mr. McLaren read tho funeral
Bervico of the Presbyterian church,
The Rev. Mr. Scouler followed in a
solemn and affecting prayer, after
which an appropriate hymn was Bung,
Mrs. Trew presiding ut the organ. Mr.
McLaren then began his funeral ud-
droBs, and ill a brief but eloquent discourse referred touching!-/ to tho virtues and beauties of the deceased, and
spoke words of consolation, hope and
comfort to tho bereaved, who were
melted to tears at many parts of the
address. The funeral cortege passed
up the east aisle bomo by Messrs. J.
D. Townley, T. Dunn, J. W. Mo-
harland, VV. Downie, H. T. Ceporloy
and Dr. Whetham. Several wreaths
were placed upon tho coflin ns it was
carried forth; tho major part of the assembled peoplo standing up reverentially with bowed heads and in deepest silence. It is seldom that so much
sincero sorrow is seen among such a
great number of people; almost every
one in the church looked as sad as if
the deceased had beeu a sister to them.
As the coffin wns placed in the hearse,
all tho onlookers uncovered thoir heads
and the scone was solemn in the extreme. Twenty carriages followed the
hoarse to the cemetery. The melancholy event has cast a gloom over the
entire city and the profoundest sympathy is expressed on all sides for the
bereaved families. It was beautiful,
though sad, t" ubo New Westminster
como uui, to do honor to tiio memory
of onu nf her favorite daughters.
The outbreak of diphtheria reported in tho enst end of Toronto city
consisted of ten cases, whioh aro Beri-
hub. Dr. Britten, tho ohief medical,
mnn of the locality, is down with the
Sir Adulph Oarpn stated yesterday
in an interview nt Montreal that, at
noxt session of tho pnrliinnent, stops
probably would be taken to have tho
miliiia system extended to the Northwest Territories.
The condition of Rov, Dr. Williams,
genernl superintendent of tho Motho-
dist chinch, so serious it few days ago,
has much improved, says a Toronto
despatch of yesterday, and his physi-
oians sny there is no reason to fear nn
immediate relapse.
The salmon fishermen made a fair
catch last night.
Two carloads of cattle arrived from
the interior this morning.
The str. Dunsmuir arrived from
Nanaimo this afternoon with a load
of coal and a number of passengers.
The str. Princess Louise left for Victoria this morning with a large load of
farm produce and a number of passengers.
A large quantity of anthracite coal is
lying on the wliarf at Port Moody
awaiting transhipment to San Francisco.
Flags were flying at half mast all
over the city to day as a mark of respect to the memory of the late ex-
Mayor Dickinson.
Yesterday was the tenth anniversary of the conseoration of Bishop
Sillitoe, and of the foundation of the
dioceso of New Westmiuater.
W. H. Vianen will ship 100 barrels
of Bait salmon to Hunt, Barnes & Co.,
Montreal, noxt weok. This will be
his last large shipment for the season.
The funerals conducted by Bishop
Sillitoe and Rev. H, Irwin this week
took place to the church of England
cemetery, not the Masonic cemetery,
aa announced.
The lacrosse club has decided not to
play tho Vancouver club except under
the conditions of the challenge sent by
Westminster to Vancouver, which are
fair in every way.
On Friday noxt Mr. T. J. Trapp
will Bell by public auction the houae,
lot and furniture of Mr. W. D. Ferris, who, it is understood, is about to
leave the city for his health.
Before the fog enshrouded the river
last night quite a number of pleasure
boats were noted out on the moonlit
stream. It wub a glorious night and
waa fully appreciated by thoae who
Bought the river for a row.
During the month of October 37
coal-laden vessels cleared from Nanaimo, carrying 39,537 tons of coal, the
shipments from the different collieries
being: Vancouver Ooal Co., 12,702
tons ; Wellington Colliery, 17,933 ;
East Wellington, 1,858; Union Colliery, Comox, 7,044.
It is understood that the caso of
the Chinaman charged with attempted
murder at Ladner's Landing, and the
case of Ah Foo, for many years interpreter at the assizes and other courts,
oharged with wilful perjury, will be
triod before his honor Judge Bole at
an early date. Mr. McColl will de,
fend both prisoners,
A joint meeting of the supporters of
Mr. Corbould and Mr. Jenns was held
at the Oddfellows Hall last night.
About 35 voters were present. After a
abort discussion Mr. Jenna announced
that he would retire from the field in
favor of Mr. Corbould, and backed this
up by signing the latter's requisition.
He then asked his supporters to transfer thoir influence and votes to Mr.
Corbould, and the meeting adjourned.
Ripe Raspberries.
• Mr. W. Howay brought to this office
to-day eight branches of raspberry
bushes gathered in his garden on
Fortescuo street, literally loaded with
beautiful ripe fruit. As many as
twenty-fivo berrieB were counted on
one amall brunch picked up at random
from tho heap. Ripe raapberries in
November may Bound paradoxical, but,
considering the June weather which
we are at present experiencing, it is
not so wonderful aftor all. The
branches with the fruit are nt this
office and may bo seen by anyone in
terested in "the productions of the
The naval Rail.
The naval ball, in honor of Lord
Stanley, at Esquimalt last night, was
a brilliant affair and the moBt successful social event of the season. Tho
decorations wero upon a Beale of magnificence never before attempted in
the province, and reflected the highest
credit on tho ingenuity of tho decorators whoBe skill and taste converted
the onco barren sail loft into a veritable palaco of light and boauty. Over
300 invitations were issued and ubout
150 couples were presont. Dancing
commenced at 9 o'clock and was maintained, with an intermission for supper,
till 4 o'clock thia moruing.
V. M. C. A, Chnrnes.
Dr. A. J. Holmes conducted the class
in anthmetio last night at the Y. M. 0.
A., and had eleven attentive pupils to
listen to the opening lecturo Dr.
Holmos is acting as teacher until the
return of Dr. C. E. O. Brown. Mr.
A. W. King had twolvo pupils in tho
drawing class and a satisfactory start
was made. This class it is said will be
avery drawing card with the Y. M. C. A.
tlm winter, and last night's attendance
warranted the assertion. Mr. Duncan
begins business with tho phonography
elms this evening, when n good number aro expected to outer thi'-r names.
Anothor addition hns been mnde to tho
Y. M. C. A. string bund in the shape
of a clarionet. Tho bund moots for
practice on Tuesdny evenings, under
the ablo leadersliip of Mr. Yeomans.
J. G. McDonald, Vancouvor, is in
tho city.
W. T. Rutherford, Winnipeg, is a
guest nt tho Colonial.
Mr. Justico McCreight will return
home to-morrow, and wo aro glad to
know much improved in health.
Guests at the Queens: R McKay,
Victoria; S F Morton, Nanaimo; J C
Bunter, G T Wilaon, Seattlo; H Pat-
orson, Snn Francisco; 0 H Whidden,
Portland, Or.
Guosts at the Colonial: Goo BarncB,
J G McDonald, Geo Hayes; D Muir,
Vancouver; P Lunch, Victoria; D Frasor', London; W T Rutherford, Winnipeg; G Boole, Snn Francisco.
Mnile, Art aad the Drama.
The city is being profusely "billed"
for three sterling entertainments.
Music, the drams, art and litorature
are represented by three masters in
those departments. Liberal!, New
York's famous Italian orchestra conductor; McKee-Rankin, whose name
is a household word in the Status, and
Frederiok Villiers, who is known
throughout the civilized world in his
own peculiar line. So, Westminster-
ites are going to have their pick of
choice game, and the winter season
never opened under such suspicious
circumstances as the present does.
The enterprise of somo private citizens
has induced the appearance of one of
those artists, and they are to be commended for catering with auch good
taste for tho people's amusement, and
deserve to succeed in their venture.
Ske**ou River Fishery Hrgnlatloai.
Mr. Thos. Mowat, inspector of fisheries, informs ub that the following
regulations have just boen forwarded to
his office by the minister of fisheries,
Ottawa, affecting the Skee.ua River
fisheries: Next year the fishing season
will open on Juno 15th, nnd close on
the 30th October, and during the close
season fishing for local consumption
only will be allowed. These regulations will be embodied in the licenses
to be granted next year. The number
of licenses allowed for tho Skeena has
been limited to 300, whicli will be divided among the packing establishments and the independent fishermen.
The Indians are uot to be exempted
from paying license fees, for whieh ex
emption they petitioned. They nre
given ihe privilege, however, of catching all tho fish they require for their
own consumption all the year round,
with drift nets, which is a concession
from previous regulations, limiting
them to aboriginal appliances iu catching tish during the close season. The
new regulations go into force on tho
lat of January.
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.Fraser Salmon tn New York.
E. H. (laininans, commission merchant, Fulton Market, New York, haa
ordered a quantity of freah salmon
from Mr. W. H. Vianen, ns a sample
order, and if it gives satisfaction and
the rates are not too high he promisea
to buy steadily throughout the winter.
Mr. Gammnna alao oilers to tike 100
dozen ducks, geese and grouse daily
from Mr. Vianen, providing the prices
are not exorbitant, and for which he
will pay cash. This will give an idea
of the immense business that may be
done in British Columbia lish and
gamo with faraway New York. Twelve
bundled birds daily is a lame order,
and would bo difficult to supply at
present, but with game so very plentiful there iB no reason why theBe shipments cannot be secured. The small
local demand has kept down prices,
and consequently thero has beon no
object to hunters to kill a large number of gamo, but with a largo foreign
demand the caae will be different, and
it is probable there will be no troublo
iu securing the desired quantity should
the contract be closed.
Molds the City Responsible.
It does not need very much examination of the premises to find out that
the proprietor of tho Caledonia hotel,
oomer of Front street and Lytton
square, haa excellent grounds for com-
pluiiit against tlie city, for the manner
in which he has been treated by the
board of works. The rubbish thrown
aside when that famous up-hill flume
was constructed was scattered with
beautiful promiaciinusness ull over that
part of the square, and tho Caledonia
hotel eiiine iu for a liberal supply of
the debris. When tho work wns completed—thnt is, what the managers of
tho work called completed—the place
was left in a most disgraceful mess.
There was a natural channel hollowed
by the passage of surface water from
Culumbia street and formerly this
wator used to flow pust the hotel in
ita own ciiannol, but sinco the mnnu-
facturo of that monumental piece ot
fluniery, it now gracefully meanders
undor tho doorB of tho hotel and floods
the premises. The rivulet is very
much diverted, but the inhabitants of
the hotel are by no means so. Mr.
Mcintosh, tho proprietor, will notify
the council that he holds the city responsible for tho damage done to the
Caledonia hotel through this means
The council was notified of the nuisance some time ago, but no action was
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Our -n'orlliyEx.-anj-or nirs Siidilenly nl
Ills llmldrnri- of Hrni'l IHsi-ase.
The whole city was startled lust night
nbout 9:30 o'clock by the nows that
ex-mayor Dickinson had died suddenly
nt his residence on Armstrong Btreet.
So sudden and unexpected was the sad
event that peoplo could not realize the
truth of tho report, and vory many left
their homes and called at tho afflicted
house to verify for themselves ho sorrowful tidings. Although the hour
waa late, tho news spread from one end
of the city to the other in an incredibly
short space of time, and by midnight
few people wore unaware of the sad
event. Particularly to those who attended the political meeting last night
at tho Oddfellows' Hall did the news
como like a thunderclap. Mr. Dickinson presided nt tho meeting and spoke
with hia old-time vicor, and Boomed in
tho very bost of spirits. Together with
Mr. T. J. Trapp ho walked up Columbia street and when they parted at the
comer of Clement street ho spoke ns
cheerfully ns usual, bidding his companion a hearty "good night," Mr.
Trapp noticed, howovor, that Mr.
Dickinson appeared to gasp for bronth
now uud again, which ho wondered itt
as thoy walked very slowly, but the
deceased did not complain of any pain
or illness   When he reached homo and
entered the uu e ', e threw off his coat,
complained of shortness of breath and
asked that the windows be opened,
which was done. He then walked
about the room in an uneasy manner,
gasping for breath at intervals aud a
few moments later he asked Miss Dickinson for a drink of wa'er, mid tnld her
to run up stairs aud get a lozenge, la
the meantime Melvin Dickinson had
heen dispatched for Dr. De Wolf
Smith On Miss Dickinson's return
to the room Mr. Dickinson was in his
accustomed arm chair, and as she approached he said: "I am dying," and
fell buck. These were the lust words
he said. Thoroughly alarmed the
young lady rushed from the house and
called for help. Mr. George Warwick,
who happened to be on his way home,
heard the cries and ran to the house,
where he found the deceased lying in
the chnir, gasping slightly and his beard
flecked with fuam. Hastily wiping the
flecks from the dying man s beard, Mr.
Warwick supported him in bis arms.
Twice Mr. Dickinson moved his lips
as if attempting to Bpuuk, and a few
momenta later passed peacefully sway,
apparently dying a painless death. All
this took place within eight minutes of
the time the deceased reached heme.
Dr. DeWolf Smith arrived a few minutes later aud after an examination announced that death had been caused
by heart failure. Dr. Fagan, who
reacheAhe house n few minutes afterwards, ooncurred in Dr. Smith's
The members of the deceased's
family, and relatives, were hastily
made aware of the terrible event, and
in a few minutes the house that an
hour before had been full of happiness
and peace was now grief stricken beyond description. Mr. C. E. Woods
left for Vancouver at 11:30 to break
the Borrowful news to Mrs. Dickinson
nnd Miss Flossie, who wero visiting
there. The shock was a terrible ono
to both, and almost too great to
bear. Mra. and MisB Dickinson accompanied Mr. Woods back to Westminster, arriving home at 4 a. m.
The deceased gentleman leaves a
wife and seven children to mourn his
Iobs, and who have the heartfelt sym-
puthy of the whole community in their
great Borrow. Ho was a loving and
indulgent husband and father, and
was simply udored by his family. As
a citizen ho was respected and beloved
by every perBon in the cuniinonity,
and his death at tlie early uge of 53 is
a blow thnt the city will long  regret.
Mr. Dickinson wns one of our
enrliest pioneers, und his biogi'itpJiy is
closely identified with the municipal
history of the royal city. A native of
Liverpool, England, Mr. Dickinson arrived at the then juBt budding city of
New Westminster in 1859. His mat-
riuge to Mias Harris occurred shortly
afterwards. Mr Dickinson has been
a citizen of this city without intermission for the lust thirty years, and for
most of that period has boen enssged
successfully in tho butchering business.
The first municipal council met in
I860, and in 1861 Mr. Dickinson was
elected a councillor uud again in 1862.
In 1863 he wns again elected councillor and chosen ns president of the
council, wliich offico he filled for that
year. He was oleoted and Berved as a
metnberuf the council thereafter for the
years 1864,1867,1869,1872 aud 1873.
In January of 1874 Mr. Dickinson waa
elected mayor of WestminBter, being
the second mayor of the oitj. In
December of 1874 he was elected to
represent tho city in the legislative assembly of the province, ond served for
one term. Subsequently Mr. DioKin-
son was honored with the may, rulty
of the city and filled that oflico acceptably for the years 1874, 1880,
1881, 1883, and fur the live following
years consecutively, until the election
last January of Mr. John Hendry as
mayor. For over a quarter of a century Mr. Diokinson has Heen a justice
of the peace for this city. He was
also connected with the New Westminster Rifles from 1865 to 1369, m the
capacity of ensign, retiring returning
rank. In addition to his arduous services in connection with the euy council, Mr. Dickinson has been a member
of the board of trade since its orgahiza-
tion, and a member of tbe council of
that buard for Borne time. The deceased has beon fur many years a
member of Holy Trinity churoh in this
city and has taken an active interest
in "its work. Ho was also a member
at the time of his death of tho Ancient
Order of United Workmen, which association will probably bu represented
at the funeral.
The funeral will tike place oh Monday, Nov. 4th, leaving the family i si-
denceat 2 p. in., thence to Hoi) Trinity church, and from tlicre tu the Anglican burying ground at Sappei t ,n.
The city council, we have authority
for stilting, will attend the funeral in
a body, whieh is nn eminently I; I .ig
token of respeot to the memory of the
lute Robort Dickinson.
cjt-tt-SBMt-A^mvrsttss-iES^rn^t^^ttevss,.   ' -STS
The last issue uf the Dominion Ii us-
trated contains a fine engraving uf ihe
grand new building of the New York
Life Insurance Company, ono of ihe
finest structures of its kind in Canada,
if not on tbe continent In nmtr im
the number is rioh—thoao of Go,,, -
Bulkeley and Ool. Cooo heine . o ,;.-
rials of the late visit t Moutrea
Connecticut regiment; those ol the
lato Hon. Sir Sydney Smith, Father
Tabaret and Judge Olivier being associated with our political, educational
and judicial systems. The loV.oly
scenery of Lake Memphreniagog ia
well illustrated and graphically described by Mrs. Clarke Murray. The
Dominion Illnsii-ided is published by
the Dominion Illustrated Publishing
Company, Mr. G. E. DeBbaratB, managing director. Subscription. t?_. Address: 73 St. James street, Montreal.
John L. Vaughan, alias Walter H.
Molbourne, was arrested in Montreal
yosterday on a chargo of bigamy, at
tho instance of Mb second wile, Miss
M, A. McDonnell, daughter of a
wealthy resident of Alexandria. VOLUMK 3i,
MM hi-'. ■■. '-fli an'«. M ' I
1.0. 46,
Weekly British Columbian
Wedneiday Moraliig, Nor. (, .sail.
A branch of business that Westminster has hardly begun to take a
hand in is the wholesale trade. A
wholesale house, it is true, has lately
been established in our midst, and a
number of our retail merchants
carry on a small wholesale department in addition to their regular
business, besides which there are
a number of houses doing a
wholesale and commission business in milling and agricultural machinery, vehicles, i.e., and
produco ; but the wholesale trado is
capable of great development with
this city as tlio base of operations,
Westminster plainly possesses advantages for tho successful prosecution of this branch of business which
no other city in the province can
boast. It is central, easy und cheap
of access, and ovory clay becoming
more so. Enjoying the proud distinotion of being, as yet, the only
city situated on that noble artery
of commerce, the Fraser River, and
only 16 miles from tlio seaboard by
an incomparable waterway navigable for the largest vessels, liiing the
natural centre of the fishing, lumbering and agricultural industries of
the mainland, having direct connection witli the great national highway of the Dominion, of wliich it is
tho fresh water terminus, and shortly to ba .the British Columbia terminus of the American transcontinental and Paciiic coast railway
systems, Westminster Js destined tb
be the most important wholesale
centre in the province. Attention
is sure to be attracted to this splendid field very soon, and wholesaling,
instead of being a comparatively
unimportant item in the aggregate
of our business, will in a few years
excel all other departments in extent and importance. A good way
to bring about this desired end, besides making known the advantages
possessed by the city for such trade,
is for our business men to encourage
by their patronage those who have
already established wholesale businesses in our midst. There is nothing like local patriotism and mutual
reciprocity in business to build up a
city. When people once learn that
by helping their neighbor they are
helping themselves, the golden rule
will be worn until it shines again,
and prosperity and progress will be
the universal order.
The Winnipeg Commercial in a
late number calls attention, in two
different articles, to the fact that
Manitoba is not merely a farming,
Or grain, country, but has an important fishing industry, and is just
beginning to show what she can do
in the way of stock raising. For
the information of those who are
ignorant of the fact, the Commercial
states briefly that Manitoba has
several large lakes, which aliotiiiil in
fish, viz., Lakes Winnipeg, Manitoba, Winnipegoosis, Lake of the
Woods, and a number of smaller
lakes. Of late years quite an extensive fishing industry hns sprung
up, principally on Luke Winnipeg,
and a con_.ider.ible quantity of fish
is annually exported from the country to southern and eastern points.
The annual catch of whitefish in
Lake Winnipeg at present is estimated at between 1,000 and 1,500
tons. Tho fish go mostly to the
United States, and are bought up
at about six cents per pound. The
industry also affords the Indians an
opportunity of earning good wages
during the fishing season. An agitation is going on at present in
Manitoba, to whioh Governor
Schultz has lent his countenance
and aid, having for its object tho restriction or practical prohibition of
the fishing operations alluded to on
the Manitoba lakes, on the ground
that the waters will soon be dopleted
of fish, with this result, among
others, that the Indians in the
vicinity of the lakes will then be
deprived of their source of food supply, and thus become u burden upon
the government. The Commercial
states, however, that the fears as to
the depletion of the Manitoba lakes
do not appear, on investigation, to
be well founded, for, instead of the
fish decreasing, the whitefish in
Luke Winnipeg this season have
been more abundant than usual, and
the fishermen have had no trouble
in taking nil the fish tbey could
handle. Our cotemporary makes a
very sensiblo suggestion, under the
circumstances, to the effect that
those who appear to be so anxious
lest Lako Winnipeg should be depleted of fish, would do well to endeavor to induce the government to
establish a fish hatchery for the
lake, instead of advising that the
fishermen bo compelled to abandon
iheir industry.
The ComnerciaVs own words will
give tlio best possiblo idea of the
important placo which stock-raising
is just beginning to take among the
industries of tlio prairie province :
The lar_;o shipment eastward of
cattlo from Manitoba this soason. is
a surprise to many of  our people,
Even thoso who are well informed
! ns to the resources and development
' of the country, had little idea that
the cattle industry here would so
soon reach such extensive proportions. Manitoba has been looked
upon probably too largely as a grain
country, and tho groat advantages
which the country offers in other
directions have been lost sight of.
This season train load after train
load of Manitoba cattle have gone
forward for sliipment eastward to
Montreal and in some instances for
export to Liverpool. The pjeasing
revelation has come upon us suddenly that Manitoba is to be a large
exporter of cattle as well as grain,
To the ndvocates of mixed farming
this revelation will be especially
['leasing, as indicating that their
views have been generally adopted
by tho agricultural population of
the country. Again, this revelation,
coming as it has after tl harvest
wliich has been a great disappointment to grain growers, is doubly
welcome, us showing that llie country has something substantial to fall
back upon iu case of an unfavorable
crop year, which is bound to come
occasionally even in the most favored latitudes. The export movement of cattle this year will materially assist in making up for the
light returns from crops which has
been the unfortunate experience this
year. While Manitoba has been
looked upon more as a grain country,
our great territory of Alberta and a
portion of Assiniboia hus been considered a stock country par excellence, This year, however, Manitoba bids fair to distance tho territories in the export of oattle. The
O.P.R. people here say that exports
of cattle from Manitoba will this
year at least exceed shipments of
western ranch cattle. In onn particular, however, the territories have
the advantage, and this i6 in point
of quality. Our Winnipeg cotemporary goes on to impress upon the
farmers of Manitoba the advantages
and necessity of raising only the
best class of stock, to succeed in the
business and compete in the markets
of the world—a truth, we are glad
to say, which hardly needs to be
pressed home upon our British Columbia farmers and stock-raisers,
who show an intelligent appreciation
of the fact, coupled with the greatest
amount of enterprise in putting their
knowledge into practice.
Death has been holding high carnival in the land of late, and neither
youth, beauty nor honors are spared.
Westminster has been saddened by
two recent deaths of former well
known residents, and now her citizens are called upon, without a moment's warning, to mourn the sudden cutting off of one who has gono
in and out amongst them for years
—one of her oldest pioneers, who
has oft sat in her counoils and who
has boen intimately identified with
all the earlier and later struggles of
the city since the inception of its
municipal existence. Mr. Dickinson's exit from this sublunary sphere
Friday was peculiarly sad, almost
tragic, in its suddenness and the circumstances surrounding it. Certainly, no one of his fellow-citizens
who was present at tho meeting in
the Oddfellows' Hall Friday, over
which Mr. Dickinson presided with
his usual urbanity and cheerfulness,
had the remotest premonition that
the terrible Damocles' sword which
may be said to overhang every human life was to fall so soon and so
suddenly in Mr, Dickinson's case.
The frail tenure that poor mortals
have upon life is vividly illustrated
by the sad occurrence. The deceased
gentleman bad numerous virtues of
a public and private nature, and it
iB not strange that be should number among his friends nearly every
oitizen of his adopted city and many
throughout the province as well,
Mr. Dickinson's long and faithful
services for this city cannot soon
be forgotten, nor bis amiability and
kindness as a private citizen, and
profound is the regret at his sudden
and unexpected demise and all but
universal tho fooling of sympathy
with the bereaved family and relatives,
Who has not heard of Michael
Davitt, and yet who really knows
anything of him except the comparatively fow poople, outside his
own countrymen, who have made
Irish history a study! This best
beloved champion of his raco was
born in the village of Staid Oounty,
Mayo, forty-three years ago, and
when only four years of age was
evicted from his home, and with his
father and mother came to England,
where the parents had to beg their
bread in the streets, Eventually
the poor Davitts settled at Hasting-
don, in Lancashire, and the mother,
liko many another of Lor ill-used
raoe, novor tired of tolling hor boy
with simplo eloquence the story of
the cruel and memorable episodes of
his early years. Those words burned
into tho IriBh boy's heart, as anyone
who has heard Davitt speak can
testify,   When still a child he waa
set to work at a mill, and it was
whilst at this place he lost his right
arm by an accident. This seeming
calamity proved a blessing, for
ynune Davit' Wl to leave the mill
uiul work iu a post office. Thn post
master was ulso a stationer, and the
Irish boy thus obtained a peep at
hooka, wl)icli :-rivili.i_u ho avail..]
himself of. And so be grew to
youth, mixing with young and fiery
Irishmen. One night hn heard a
lecture delivered by an unusually
eloquent tongue. The moment of
decision had come, and Davitt was
an ardent Nationalist from that
hour. Ho soon became an active
member of the Fenian organization
and took pure m tho attempted
seizure of Chester Castle, "Unablo
to curry a rifle with his single arm,
he curried a small store of cartridges
in a bag made from a pocket handkerchief." The attempt proved
abortive, but Davitt's restless young
blood would uot allow hiin to keep
quiet, and on May 14, 1870, he was
arrested in London, and on the information of iiu informer named
Conydon was sentenced to 15 years'
pendl servitude. Those who have
read his book on what he suffered
whilst in gaol find it difficult to
realize that this man was undergoing
punishment ut the hands of a Christian government. Whatever Davitt's crime 'may have been, ut least
ho is the soul of truth, and never
has his own record of that time
been refuted by his bitterest foes.
After seven years and night months
he was released on ticket of leave,
together with three others, nnd was
recoived in Ireland with enthusiasm.
Within 48 hours of that release Ser-
geut McCarthy, one of his follow
prisoners, died from tho effects of
liis prison treatment. Mr. Davitt
proceeded on a lecturing tour, first
through the United Kingdom nnd
then in the States. It is woll to
remember that in the early days of
the revolutionary movement "a fundamental doctrine was that not only
was constitutional agitation futile,
but so prejudicial that all true Nationalist were bound to make war
against it." Many of the leaders of
the Irish people had already seen
the folly of this course, and Davitt
was of the number. Upon his roturn to Ireland he met with opposition from the extremists, who hated
the constitutional methods of Mr.
Parnell. Politics becamo his absorbing passion and he set himself
to light Irish landlordism with an
eager, enthusiastic ana vehement
purpose. His childish recollections
were of cruel and relentless evictions, and his hot youthful blood,
cooled by his advancing years, yet
flowed only in the hope of helping
his countrymen. Thus it was that
thb namo of Davitt became a word
to charm with in the Emerald Isle,
nnd when the Land League was
formed he was the man who mainly
contributed to its popularity. The
new crusade against tyrany prospered, and the government cancelled
Davitt's ticket of leave. Eventually,
however, he was released and his
name has never ceased to be identified with the Parnell movement.
The enemies of Ireland, much as
they hate and fear Davitt, have never
dured impeach his personal honor.
He is to-day the one man who carries with him, above all others in the
cause of Ireland, as unyielding a
spirit as in the days of the Fenian
agitation. He haB, however, learned
wisdom, and is convinced that Ireland's cause can only be served by
constitutional methods. Experience
has taught hiin this, and to-day, as
twenty years ago, it may be said of
him, what Seneca said of old, that
"a virtuous man struggling against
misfortune is such a spectacle a3
gods might look upon with
pleasure I"
A young male giraffe was born in
the Cincinnati zoological garden Oot,
20, which is the only one ever born
in captivity except one in London
in 1877. Tho youngster was nearly
fivo and a half feet high and weighed 150 pounds. Tbe mother was bewildered, did not know what to do
with it, and consequently it had to
to be fed from a bottle.
Twenty years ago there roamed
over the plains and mountains of tho
far West nearly 18,000,000 buffaloes.
To-day there are less than 500 head
of tbe animals in existence. Thero
are but eighty-five herd of wild buffaloes, 304 alive in captivity, and
about 200 under the protection of
the government in Yellowstone
Park, There is also said to be
about 550 head in our North-west.
Of the eighty-five herd of wild buffaloes which are known to exist,
twenty-five aro in Texas, twonty in
Oolroado, twenty-six in Wyoming,
ten in Montana and four in Dakota.
The statistics have boen carefully
gathered by tho officials of tho Smithsonian Institute and it is absolutely
known that tho number stated comprises all tho wild bull'ttlocs of tho
world. The skeletons of tho numerous herds of a scoro of years ago
aro blenching on the Western plains,
a tribute to tho prowess of tho American Nimrod.
Pasteur asserts that rabies is
never spontaneous, but always owes
its origin to microbes from a rabid
Zmo on Buildings.—The builders of the Oity Market Halls in
Berlin found that some sheet zinc
work resting upon brick wails soon
become deeply pitted in a number
of places, especially at points of
contact with the bricks. Chemical
examination has shown that the
bricks contained more than one per
oent. of soluble salts, capable, aided
by moisture, of producing the destructive effects noticed. It is probable that some bricks are free from
the corrosive salts, but a wise precaution would be to avoid immediate ontttct of sheet zinc and brickwork by interposing some material
—like building felt—not likely to
be attacked.
Insect Speed.—The rapidity with
whicli insects travel is quite astonishing, often exceeding the speed of
tho swiftest race-horse. The common house-fly is computed to make
600 strokes per second in ordinary
flight, advancing 25 feet, but this
rate may bo increased six or seven
times as much. Lcumeuholk tells
of a dragon-fly which, in a menagerie
ubout 100 feet long, succeeded in
avoiding a swallow ; and in a recent
curious race, at a Westphalian town,
betwoen a dozen bees and ii dozen
pigeons, the first bee finished tho
distance of three miles nenrly n
quarter of a minute in advance of
tho first pigeon. Tho male of the
silkworm moth is said to travel
more iiiuii 100 milos in u single
Pabasites or the Blood. —Some
years ago a Russian observer discovered in'the blood of birds living organisms strongly resembling those
oxioting in the blood of persons attacked by malarial fever. It has
since been found that those minute
parasites are much more common
than was at lirst stispec.tod. Gold
blooded animals nre more especially
liable to have tliein, and the car-
nivora more so than other warm
blooded animals ; but it is only rarely that they soem to cause inconvenience, and in only four or five out
of 300 birds examined did death result in consequence of lesions produced by the parasites. In those
cases the symptons were identical
with those observed in victims bf
malarial fever.
The Elixir.—The discovery announced by Prof. Brown-Sequard
last June was not the "elixir of life,"
but simply that certain glandular
secrections aot as a stimulant of the
nervous centres, and would probably
be found a remedy of value. According to Dr. G. Archie Stockwell,
the researches into this specific
action have been contiuued by an
Amorican chemist, Mr. H. F. Mier,
with the result of isolating an alkaloid which is identified as spermine,
announced by Schreiner in 1878. The
phosphate of spermine exists in all
normal gray nerve matter of the
brain and spinal cord ; in oysters,
eggs, mussels, lampreys, fish muscle,
ova and milt; and in excessive and
abnormal secretions of mucous membranes, It seems to be drawn from
the brain in consumption nnd other
wasting diseases resulting in mental
und physical decline in a degree altogether disproportionate to the
failure of nutrition. The effect of
subcutaneous injections of the alkaloid is a remarkable temporary
stimulation, which may often aid in
healing disease, but which cannot
he freely repeated without risk of
harmful reaction.
A Vienna millionaire, who died *
short time ago, had such an anti
pathy to darkness, that he provided
by will for an electric light to bo
burning in the vault during an entire year, the interior of his coffin
also to be electrically lighted.
It has often been reported that
the Britisli army is largely composed of undersized boys instead of stalwart men, but the returns do not
bear out these statements. Of 202,-
7C1 only 11,596 are under 19 years
of age, while 34 per cent, are over
6 feet 8 inches in height.
As evidence that it is becoming
quite common for Now York society
girls to lay plans for capturing sprigs
of English nobility, the booksellers
of that city report Burke's "Peerage"
as having the largest circulation of
any expensive book on their shelves.
Although it costs $15, nearly every
fashionable family has n copy.
A new and apparently very offoo-
tual remedy for hydrophobia has
been discovered in Spain. It is
called " pita," and is the flower-stock
of nn aloe, very common in that country. Liko many other remedios its
discovery was accidental. Tho story
goos that a man in a fit of hydrophobia fell upon an aloo plant and bit
ono of tho flower-stocks, nftor which
ho rapidly rocovered, sinco whicli it
has been tried in many casos and
has never failed to effect a euro.
Simpler, if not bettor than Pasteur's
system of inoculation,
Wholesale and Eetail Druggists
nnmiT-J1-3" '-y-jWii^t-_--_--i
Goods, Jackets, Paletots, Dolmanettes,
and Ulsters.
A Large Assortment of MEN'S SUITS
from $7.00.
Pell, Rice Goil-spring § Me Langhlan
-wj «a aa :k -~bb
Democrat and Express Wagons!
_JgT The Best and Cheapest Rigs ever offered for sale in
British Columbia.'"5!*!
uwapac    Tleici «&s O'u.-rr'i©..
Cor. Columbia and Mary Sts., New Westminster.
The above named firm having fully decided to retire from the
Dry Goods Business and confine tlieir 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, as the stock consists of
goods just suited for the present and coniinu season. All freah and in prims order
and purchased in tho host foreign markets at reck    .torn prices.
Sale to commence on Monday, the lllth instant, and to continuo until the whole
of the stock has been closed out. REMEMBER THE l'LACE: Corner of Columbia and Mary Btreets.
Planing lis Company, Id.
T -H*ml»«>*(i
Shingles, Shakes, Laths, Pickets,
___.I*r_D  _-_.__,__, XCXXTDS O-T
Wood Furnishing for Canneries.
Doors,   Frames,   Windows,
Mouldings. Balusters,
Blinds, Brackets,
failings, Newels.
i-XMINiSTER, B. C, NOVEMBER 6, 1889.
NO. __*.
The "Times" Counsel Accuses Davitt of Pnrposely Keeping
Ireland Agitatid.
The Larscest Flour Mills
united liiastci Sold to
English Syndicate.
in the
The Guatemalan Govornment Borrow Twenty Million Dollars to
Bnild New Railroads.
London, Nov 1.—-Sir Henry James
continued his argument fur tlie Times
bi'fnre the Parni-11 commission to-duy.
Hn called the attention of the court to
mini'-'oub circumstances, lending in ins
Opinion cu slluw thu- __uviU, iu
America, aB well as elsewhere, associated with persons who were pursuing
treasonable ends, und seeking the separation of Ireland. The speaker also
charged that it wna part of the rogular
policy of the Nationalist leader to keep
Ireland in tin unsettled condition in
order to furnish ground for political
London, Nov. 1.—A band of Montenegrin marauders, captured, convicted and condemned to imprisonment in
an Albanian orison recently broke from
their jail and procuring nrnn attacked
tho Albanian tribo whieh caused their
imprisonment. There was nu obstinate fight, the liiB»es being heavy on
both sides. Neither party can be wud
to have pained tli" victory.
London, Nov. 1.—Charles Bradlaugh, who was nearly convalescent
after a severe attack of illness, has
suft'et'od a relapse, and his condition is
again serious.
Pap.is, Nov. 1, The attorney for
Mi*s Caldwell snys that ho sees no
reason why her marriage with Prince
Murat should not tnko place, and
thinks there will be n reconciliation
before long.
London, Nov. 1.—The Scotch iron
market continues excited. The movement of prices ia still upward Six
montli'ago Scotch warrants wore forty
shillings and six pence Thoy huvo
advanced to sixty shillings, and nud*
loohlo iron has jumped to seventy-two
shillings nnd three ponce During the
present excitement the export trade in
Scotch pig iron hns been entirely neglected, home consumption and speculation occupying all attention.
Boston, Miibs., Nov. 1.—A special
to t ho J_._rc.-t. from Concord, N. H.,
Bays:—"Hon. G. A. Pillsbury, of the
Pillsbury Flouring Mills, Minneapolis,
is iu receipt of a dispatch from his son,
0 A. Pillsbury, in that city, wliich
says ho has just heard from New York
that a deal for the purchase of the establishment by un English syndicate,
through Morton Bliss & Co., is abio-
lately closed.
Ckookston, Minn , Nov. 1.—Another encounter between the M_.ni.uba
and the Duluth, and Crookston and
Northern road, took placo yeBterday
over the disputed crossing, in which
twenty persons were inure or less injured.
Baltimore, M. D., Nov. 1.—The
government eultor Wing arrived to-day
with the brig Alice and C40 of tho Na-
vaasti Island rioters, who wero nil
lodged in tho city jail. The Wing met
the Alice nt 10 a. in. yesterday and
took her in tow. When Point Lookout wus reached, District Attorney
H .yes, Doputy U. S. Marshall Cole,
and U S. Commissioner Bund boarded
the brig with Mr. Koby, one of the
surveying officers of the Navassa Co.,
who were there to identify tho rioters.
San Francisco, Nov. 1.—Tho Bailing of the steamer City of Puebla for
Victoria and Fuget Sound ports has
been postponed until to-morrow morning.
San Fbanoisco, Nov. 1.—Stoamer
advices from Panama state the sentiment in Nictirgun is strongly against a
union of tho Central American Statos.
San Fkancisco, Nov. 1.—The whaling sohr. Alton arrived from Fox Islands this afternoon. She roporls that
on September 5th the steamer Luceilia
went ashore on a shoal near Herald Ialand. Up to September 23rd the catch
of the whaling fleet of 36 vessels was
only 31 whales, one of tho poorest iu
Washinoton, Nov. 1.— The Charleston was accepted this morning. Ten
thousand dollars is held back for electric lights and $2,000 for drawings.
Teli-g-anis have V"" "ent In "—< T. ..„„
(i|„f*n f,. nn/*i*rl',i»* if fill lltr, i*v***it    n*i,,lo I
are on bonrd, and if so,  Benlniu  will J
bn telegraphed t,-> '«-*,*, m I
San Fhancisco, 0*1.. Nov. 1. —The
steamer San Bias arrived from Panama this morning with Central nnd
South American advices, but there la
no montion of a revolution in Guatemala aB has been roported by telegraph. The Guatemalan government
is about to approve of a contract with
T'-iris partieB providing for a loan of
over $21,000,000 for the construction
of a railroad from tho capital of the
republic to the Atlantic
ONLV humous.
San Francisco, Cnl, Nov. 1.—Mr.
Krock, a largo plantation owner in
Guatemala, who wub a pnssunger on
tho stoamor Sau Bias, told a roporter
that tho reports of war being imminent botween San Salvador and,Guatemala uver tlie formation of a union of
tho Contral American republics, were
without foundation.
Chicaoo, Nov. 1.—In the Cronin
trial to-day, Martin Burke was positively identified as Frank Williams, ono
of the tenants of Carlson cottage, by
Annie Carlson, uaughter in-law of old
Carlson; Bhe said that in March last she
was a domestio in the employ of Addison Ballard, on Michigan avonue. On
the 20th of thit month she visited her
psrents-in law, at their cottage. She
was there with her husband, Charles
Carlson, from 10 o'clock in the morning until 4 in the afternoon. One mnn
oalled there during that time; ho spoke
to Mr. Carlson and said he wanted to
rent the cottage and keep house with
his sister. He said hie sister would
not be there for a weok, but said he
had some furniture he would send to
the cottage. Mr. Carlson wroto a receipt, and whon aBked what name
should bo put in, the man replied,
"Frank Williams." He said that ho
wovked down town. "Do you see
thnt man now?" witness was asked.
"I do," sho responded in a firm
tono; "in tho court I do." "Point
him out." The black gloved
hand went up, nnd the index
finger pointed direct at tho face of
Martin Burke. A denthliko stillness
prevailed and u pin might have been
heard to drop. Eveiy eye was fixed
on the Winnipeg fugitive. His eyes,
whioh had boen riveted on the witness
from tho moment sho ascended the
Btand, remained there, and took on a
glassy look for a moment. Then ho
winced, nnd the hot blood surged into
his cheeks until they were crimson,
while hia jaws worked convulsively ou
a piece of gum in his mouth.
Baltimore, Md., Oct. 31.—The
Bnltimoro & Ohio Railroad Company
hns executed a consolidated and blanket mortgage for the sum of $10,000,000
lo tiio Safe Deposit aud Trust Co. of
this city, for the purpose of providing
for the existing debt of tho company,
and for such terminal and other facilities, improvements and equipments na
may be necessary to properly conduct
its business, as well as to provide for
the existing mortgages, debt on its
property and franchise.
Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 31.—A
Coshocton diBpntch snys lho bank ex
aminer has taken charge of the Tradesman's Bank. The cashier is missing and
it is said that there is a short ige of
$00,000 in his accounts. Tho capital
of tho bank is $100,000. It ic not
thought that the depositors will loso
a very cautious man.
Chicago, Oct. 31.—Presidont Hugh-
itt of the Northern Pnciiic, juBt back
from New York, is noncommittal on
the subject of tho Union Pacific and
Northwestern contracts. Everybody
connected with the two roads seems
alarmed at lho storm created by the
moves. President Hughitt refuses to
say whnt the contract ia like or whether it providea for a mutual transfer
of all business.
Washington, D.C, Oct. 81.-0oni-
modoi'o George, who has been commandant at the Norfolk navy yard for
a number of years, has boen ordered
to hold himself in readiness to command the Pacific squadron. He will
relieve Rear Admiral Kimberley, who
is on his way to San Francisco from
Ottawa, Oct. 31.—An ollicial denial
is given to the report that the imperial
authorities havo mado any representation to Ottawa in favor of a modification of th" Chinese act in view that it
might lead to conllictions and injure
British trado with China.
Capt. Wise, A.D.C. to General Mid-
dloton, loaves for India shortly to rejoin his regiment.
The govornor of the Windward
Islands is here, seeking closer trado relations with Canada. ,
The minister of finance slates that
he is hopeful of a satisfactory readjustment of the contract with Messrs. Anderson Ss Co. for a fast Atlantic service. There was a mis- 'prehension,
which correspondence will remove.
Mr. Moylan, inspector of penitentiaries, says that the increase In the
criminal population of Britiah Columbia necessitates the enlargement of the
proBenJ penitentiary at New Westminster,
The minister of militia says that parliament will consider tho advisability
of extending the military system to tho
A director of lho Canadian Pacific
Railway slates that in view of tho expected early completion of tho company's own ships, and tho high prices
aBked for a renewal of the charters of
tlio vessels nuw on the route, the company has not yet decided whether it
will renew tho present arrangements.
Paris, Oct. 31.—Henri Menier,
oldest sou of the well known chocolato
manufacturer, has been nppointed an
oflicer of the legion of honor.
Hrni-it,'*' of 'In* I--no'ti'd tnnsiacro of
iui__.i*ii_._.-_> aim buiium *,.', the natives
in Southwost New Guinon has been
roceived hore, although it hus been
learned that tho latest letter received
from Rev. Mr. Savage, missionary, at
New Guinoa, stated that he felt in
peril from a tribe of cannibals who
somned inclined to attack him and his
people on nccount of somo difficulty
with ono of the missionary's men.
Berlin, Oot, 31.—In on interview
with tho brother of tlio mnn who recently mado a murderous attempt on
the lifo of tho Prince of Wurtemburg,
n,nd who deplores tho diagraco brought
on his family, the princo replied very
graciously, and declared that ho felt
no resentment in coiisequonco of it.
Tlio prince has given a thousand marks
to tlio poor of Iiiidwig.tndt na a thank
offering for his recent eseapo from
A French-Cariadian Journol of Quebec Comes Out in Favor of Imperial Federation.
A Great Earthquake at St. Louis
Shakes up the City Considerably.
Mexican Soldiers Mutiny and Kill
an Officer.   The Ringleaders
Arrested and Jailed.
Chicaoo, Nov. 2.—A telegram was
roceived this moruing from E. Spell-
man, diatriot member of tho Clan-na-
Gaol, Baying thnt bo will leavo Peoria
Sunday evening nnd be here to testify
in llie Cronin enso on Monday morning. The lirat witnoss on the Cronin
case to-day was Charles CnrlHon. Hia
testimony related to tho renting of the
Carlson cottngo to Frank Williams
about Maroh 20th. Ho snid Williams
culled again on tho 26th to pny thu
rent. The next he snw of him wna iu
jail at Winnipeg. When asked if ho
saw Williams in the court, ho rained
his lain:! and pointed out Burke as the
nuiii he had hirinerly known no Frank
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 2.—This city
was-visited by a veiy terrible sl'.ock of
earthquake at 1:53 ibis morning. Tall
buildings wove Bhaken and onnaidera-
ble consternation was caused among
the. occupant.!. The shock came from
tlio north and east, passing away in a
westerly direction. It lasted only two
seconds. Tlio female hoapital, insane
asylum, and courthouse were severely
shaken, and the police at First Pnrk
station report a similar experience.
Washinoton, D. C, Nov. 2.—Secretary Proctor will renew the recommendation uf his forthcoming annual
report, that congress provido for the
appointment of secretary of war.
Omaha, Neb., Nov. 2.— Snow hns
been falling heavily here since early
morning. The storm played havoc
with tho railway telegraph wires, and
the overland trains. A fall of about
six inches of snow was roportod at the
Union Pacitic headquarters from several towns in Western Nebraska, while
in Wyoming a blizzard is provailing
and it is feared that trains will be
blockaded. Telegraph wires on the
Burlington aru broken at several
points west of Omaha.
Washington, D. C, Nov. 2.—It is
now believed that proclamation admitting ns states the two Dakota", Washington and Montana, will not bo issued beforo tho assembling of congress, because of the legal complications in Montana. Jt is a question
also, whether or not the president
could issue his proclamation for threo
of the new states without including
tho fourth. Secretary Noblo thinks
that under tho provisions of tho act
they must bo nd mit tod together.
Ottawa, Nov. _!.—The Dominion
government ia evidently becoming
alarmed at the bold agitation in favor
of closer trade relations nnd in some
quarters of political union with the
United States. Their chief organ in
Quebec, Le Canadien, yeaterday camo
out strongly favoring imperial federation as deserving of serious attention by all who are anxious to
maintain existing institutions, and to
oroct an effectual barrier to the Americanizing nnd revolutionary tendencies
of the Iiibernl party, whicli aro gravely
threatening the stability of the confederation and gradually Bending Canada
toward annexation.
City of Mexico, Nov. 2.—-A serious
mutiny occurred among tho escort to
the train from Vera Cruz n few mornings ago. A corporal and four privates
attacked their superior officers, severely wounding the lieutenant and killing
the sergeant, The object of the mutineers, who wero forced recruits, seemed to have been to atop tho train and
esoapo. When the train was almost
due at Saltepeo, the mutineers climbed
on the engino with tho view of forcing
the engineer to halt. The engineer
and fireman were heavily armed, and
seeing that tlicy would probably fail,
the five ringleaders jumped from the
train, and ono wus run over and cut iu
two. The othor four wero more or
less injured, but escaped. On arriving at Sultepec a detachment of rural
guards surrounded tho car nnd disarmed the remaining mutineers. Two
wero tnken to tho City of Mexico. It
is understood that tho men who escaped have since boon captured and
brought to this city. It is probable
that the wholo pnrty will bo shot.
Glasgow, Nov. 2.—It has been
definitely nacetttined that thirty person,, i „• their lives in Templeton's
carpet factory disaster. Twenty-nine
Codies were taken from the ruins,
London, Nov. 2.—The captain of
the Cuuard stoamor Malta, which went
ashoro during a fog, Ootobor 16th,
while on route to Italy with a pleasure
party consisting of 18 persons, wns
found guilty of culpable negligence by
tho court of inquiry and suspended for
three months. The passengers and
crew of tl. j Malta succeeded in reaching shore iu safety with the exception
of ono of tbo stokers, who was
parliamentary bills.
London, Nov. 2.--Tho oabinet has
been convened for next Thuisdny to
arrange tlio programme for the coming
sossion of parliament* Bills which tho
ministers nro likely to proposo will in-
elude 1111 amendment to tho Allotment
act; a moaauro for the improvement of
dwellings of workmen;   the appoint-
ment of a royal commission to enquire
into the exaction of mineral royalties
with a view to their abolition. A committee headed by Lord Selborne, which
has in hand the preparation of tithes,
is unable to agree upon a roport. Lord
Salisbury insists that they shall arrive
at some compromise as he is determined not to postpone an attempt to settle this vexed question.
Dillon's crusade.
Sydney, N, S. W., Nov. 2.—John
Dillon and his companions having completed a Buecesaful campaign in Australia, sailed yesterday for New Zealand, where they will continue their
crusade for the Irish cause. They had
roceived pretining invitations and expect to reap a rich harvest.
London, Nov. 1.—The London
newspapers are unanimous in congratulating tho British South African
Oompany, otherwise the Princo of
Wales' son-in-litw the Duko of Fife,
tlio Dtilte ot Abercorn, Lord Gilford
and others, upon their Buccess in obtaining the blanket charier issued to
them, under which they absolutely
control an immense nnd highly fruitful
region in South Africa, nnd they also
congratulate the government that the
powers granted the company havo
fallen into s'uoli excellent ItnndB. All
the papers are moved to the prediction
that, iho oxeroiso of the charter will
result in the establishment in South
Africa of ii vast empiro similar to that,
of India, but, none of thom seem anxioua to cnll attontion to the ambiguous
terms of tho concession which virtually
empowered the company to exorcise
control over it, territory not heretofore
included iu the countries in England's
possessions. The Poll Mall Gazette in
its articlo on the subject saya that
England and not Germany will colonise the territory, nnd just here the
difficulty of tliu company, and consequently of England', begins. So long
as tho privileges of tho company aro
moderately exercised there will be no
trouble, but the moment the elasticity
of tho charter is tested, a temptation to
which the charterer's will be moat likely t > yield, sooner or later, a protest
ngninst the territorial encroachment
will bo lodged and then England will
not find it prudent to ignore the com
San Francisco, Nov. 1. — Tho
steamer City of Puebla aniled for Victoria and Puget Sound ports to-day
with the following passengera: Victoria—J. H. Thain and wife, Mrs.
Joslyn, Rov. J. W, Green, R. H.
Itonobnme, A. H. Symonds, B. F.
Stone, W. A. Warron, Dr. W. T. Leering, J. F. Peck.
New York, Nov. 1.-—The drop of
the sugar trust certificates to 60' yesterday, has only tended to again excite the holdeis in their suspicion that
some calamity is about to befall the
trust. Everything indicates than the
tnut is in a bad way. They have lost
nearly all their surplus through bad
judgment in buyiuc raw sugar, as they
have been obliged to Bell the refined
for less than the raw cost them. The
fact thnt the Havornoyers have disposed of $5,000,000 of their Btook has also
made the outlook very discouraging
for the certificate holders.
Montreal, Nov. 1.—Rev. Priucipal
Grant made a long speech here last
evening in connection with tho annual
coneort ot the Caledonian Society.
Speaking of Canada's relations with tlio
United States, ho said with rogard to
the union of the two countries "they
must take all ur nothing. Our Queon
and ull that is involved as well as ua,
and what a significant confederacy is
hero presented to. our union." He
mnde an eloquent reference to the pnrt
tho Fronoh-Cauadians played in the
making of Canada, remarking thnt "all
Canada, from Halifax to Vancouver,
hooors judges like Dorion, poets like
Frechette, orators like Laurier and
Chapleau: patriots of the stamp of_Joly,
and writers liko Chcauveau and Cos-
Ottawa, Nov. 1.—The government
has beon requested to call no attention
to the changes in the imperial statute
relating to the flags in the British merchant service.
A fish hatchery will bo established
here in connection with the fisheries
Tho Ontario fishery overseen have
received instructions to proiecuto lumber men violating tho law by depositing
saw dust in uncxempted streams.
The Oanada Gazette to-morrow will
publish a notico of the Orange brotherhood's intention to apply for incorporation next session.
Meteorological olMcrvMloni    al   New
Westminster for October, 1888.
Mean temperature  52.7
Above Oct. mean    4.11
Highest max  71.0
Lowest min  39.0
Moan of max  68.5
Mean of min  46.0
Rainfall in inches  4.83
Below   Oct.   mean    0.78
Days raiu fell      19
Greatest days fall  0.89
Cloudy days     17
Partially cloudy      10
Olear       4
Windiest day in miles    137
Calmest,  "       "        12
Total milea of wind 1863
Highest Barometer 30.38
Lowest       "         29.45
Oct. ICth, robins, geese and ducks;
13th, sea fog; 12th to 10th, foggy
mornings; 20th, slight earthquake at
Port Moody; 2!)th, snow low down on
mountains! 27th, heavy rain with
angle worms; gonorsl woather very
mild nnd humid; dahlias, violets, nnd
other flowers still in bloom; tomporaturo of water in rivor, 50".
A. Peele, Capt'n.
Quebeo Bank hns declared a half-
yoiuly dividend of throe and a half por
Smlelde >t Solium Creek.
On Wednesday afternoon about 3
o'olock Frank Nelson, while at work in
Stewart's logging camp at Sokum Oreek,
3!) milosfrom V.,u._.uv_i, beyond Howe
Sound, committed suicide by deliberately cutting his throat with a razor.
It niipenrs that the decensed was suffering somewhat f-ioni temporary derangement and uo doubt the deed was the
result of insanity. Dr. McGuigan aud
Officer Callbick wont up yeaterday afternoon in a steamer to hold an inquest,
the evidence of whioh may throw more
light on the matter. Nelson was very
anxious to come to Vancouver and was
expecting a tug to take him on board
at the time he put tho razor to his
throat. —iV_i.s-.Arf._rf.__r.
Too Much Steam,
As tho steamer Delaware was getting
roady to start for a trial trip from the
Vancouver Foundry wharf last night,
alio vory nearly pulled tho whole structure away with her. It is snid to havo
happened iu this wny: Just as the signal for starting had been given tho engineer turned on tho steam and the
valve working rather stiffly, aa is often
tlie cnae in a new vessel, opened to the
full, letting ou so great a pressure of
Btenin tn stun with, that beforo the
ropes were well oil' sli. went like a shot,
breaking some pins nnd ropes nud pulling out some of the piles, but fortunately doing no sei ious damage. Her trinl
trip showed her to he a tine vessel, well
built and in every way a success. Her
engines will be alter u little use ull that
could be desired, Aa n river steamer
the peoplo of the Royal City, ond her
owner, Cnpt. Insley, have reason to bo
proud cf tho staunch new vessel.—
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A .trench o. Discipline,
On 19th August lost, Gunner H. R.
Sussex, of the B. C. B. G. A., was. iu
the oity police court, found guilty of a
breach of discipline in deserting his
poat asBentry at the gang-way of the
Princess Louise on the occasion of the
headquarter batteries' visit to \ nncouv
er, Sussex himself, on n techncnlity of
military law, claiming that he was not
properly posted for sentry duty. It
wub Bhown that, having a hotter knowledge of the rules of the servico than
his coinpaniona, he had planned the
exchange of sentries to enable him to
loave the boat just as she was ready to
sail. A fine ef $5 and costs was imposed, which Sussex refused to pay,
saying he would go to jail first.
Immediate payment of tho line was not
insisted on, nud the case rosted until
yoatorday, when Hon. A. N. Richards,
P. M., pluced in the hands of the police a warrant commiting him to'jail for
one month, unless the fine is sooner
paid,—Thursday's Colonist.
A Victorious t'hlnuuiau.
The Chinaman is commencing to as
sort himself more and moro, nnd ere
long it will not be in order to hear of
the Mongolian being mauled by the
whitenien. An incident which occurred
to-day shows that the Btate of things
predicted is not far away. A burly
Chinese mortar carrier is working on
tho brick block near tho city hall. On
the same block are also employed
whito mon. One of the latter happened
to drop a pieco of mortar on tho head
of one of tho Mongolian workmeu,
and the result was a war uf words between the two wliich was ended by the
Chinaman challenging the white man
to tight, supplementing the challenge
with an assurance that he would wipe
up the ground with him. In spite of
all the abuse ttio Chinaman heaped
upon the white man, the latter refused
lo try fistic conclusions with the yellow
antagonist, ond tho nlmon-eyed mortar
carrier rejoiced greatly in his bloodless
victory  over the   despised   white.
Interior Mines.
Dr. G. M. Dawson, assistant director
of the geological survey of Oanada, is at
thoDriord. and will leave for Ottawa in
the course of a day or two. Dr. Daw*
■on haa been engaged during tho greater
part of the year in examining tho country in the neighborhood of Kamloops
for the purpose of securing data for a
geological map of that region. The
map will include s district eighty milei
square. In the oarly part of the season
Dr. Dawson spent several weeks in the
Kootenay lake region, The mines of
this district he fouud to be remarkably
rich, and there can bo no question that
rapid progress iu mineral devclopement
will ensue. All that waa needed nt the
present timo was convenient and cheaper transportation facilities for shipping
ore. Only the richest kind of ores can
now be aent out to the American smelt-
era. Tho Northern Pacitic was pushing a line north to Bonner's Ferry, and
the Oanadian Pacific, in order to secure
the trade, wonld he oompelled to build
a spur southward from Revelstoke. A
smelter was being built at the latter
point, and when tho facilities necessary
to develop the region woro provided
there would be a large amount of ore
produced.—Friday's Colonist.
I aun.ln anil III Ketoarcei.
Mr, Douglas Sladen, the Australian
poet, who has been making a tour of
Canada from Halifax to tho Paoific,
arrived iu Victoria last night from Vancouvor, where he has spent the past
week. Mr. Sladen is collecting information for a book which ho intends
writing on Canada. Tho volume will
contain his personal impression of the
Dominion, statistics of her trado, her
relations with tho mother country and
reciprocal benefits derived from tho
connection, beaides tho advantages offered by Canada as a trado routo between i-iiglund and the colonies of the
Pacific. Mr. Sludon spent considerable timo on tho transcontinental trif.
in examining into tho resources of tho
various provinces, nnd in learning tlio
opinions ef the peoplo.   On hiB roturn
east it is his intention to make a careful collection of statistics at Ottawa.
The book will be amply illustrated by
cuts prepared specially for the work,
and promises to be one of great intereit
to Canadians, and although it may deal
largely with faots commercial and political, yet when these are preBenteofin
the author's attractive style, tbey are
sure to be perused with pleat re and
profit. Mr. Sladen will remain several
days in Victoria.—Friday's  Colonist.
 . ■   m  .	
"Bearing" British I olnmliln salmon. -
The following letter appeared in yesterday's Colonist:
To The Editor:—The following recently appeared in tho Liverpool correspondence of the London Grocer, and
should nt once receive the most emphatic
"Tho hasty pack of Fraaer river salmon, which was caused by the sadden
and unprecedented large catch, led to
considerable carelesanesa, and there will
be a large proportion of blown tinB. This
will prove favorable to tho sale of Columbia river fish, which has been carefully paoked, and is of fine quality."
It is not difficult to track tho source of
thia inspired bit of information, wheu
American "bulla" show so much anxiety
to push off their Alaska pack, which is
saicl to consist of all sorts and conditions
of fish,.chiefly of the most inferio.' character.
_ To say that the catch on tho Fraser
river was sudden is entirely incorrect,
The fact is the run set in steadily, and
kept up beyond the ordinary time looked
for, which enabled the canners (who
were never in a better position to take
advantage of it) to pnek SbIi of uniformly
fresh and prime quality, and to discard
anything lacking that staudard necessary
for prime packing. As the proof of the
pudding is generally to be found in the
eating, ao it will be found with the outturn of the Fraser river Balmon when it
shall have had the opportunity of reaching
the English markets. Our cousins across
the straits are not aa a rule guilty of crying "stinking fish" when theik own pro-
duets are the subject of it, aud in this
instance "sour grapes" would appear to
be the moro appropriate substitute.
Rout. Ward __ Co.
Victoria, B. O, 30 October, 1889.
The Ontario booksellers convention
at Toronto passed a resolution endorsing the Canadian copyright act and
pledging themselves to use every effort
to prevent it boing shelved by the imperial government.
Holden at  Chilliwack.
THE   NEXT  SITTING   nf  the  above
Court will bn held on TUESDAY the
10th Hny of Koventlu-r, A. 11.1889.
dwoc23td W. 11. FALDING.
Exhibition Mid.
B. C. Asricultural Assoc n
Are requested to meet at tho
City Hall, Victoria, Thursday, Nov. 7
At 7:30 p.m.
BUSINE8S.—Glection of Officers Ior on'
suing year.
Victoria, Jl.C,Oct. 17th, IS89,     oo2SwM
the partnership heretofore subslst-
intr between the undersigned under the
tlriv name of Oomerford & McDougall,
Merchant Tailors, has been dissolved this
dny by mutual consent. All .tccounti
owing tbe late Arm are to bo paid to J. A.
McDougall, and all claims against the
said firm will be settled by blm.
Mr. J. A. McDougall
under his own name, at the same
store, on Columbia street.-, next to P.
Crake's.  A continuance of  the  publle
patronngo Is respectfully .solicited.  Satisfaction guaranteed. dwse5to
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Wcduemlu.  Slumlng, Nuv. 0, 18811.
OtM.r.ul-ni of a ITeitiulmter AMer-
niiin In the 8oand Cities.
Aldermau Thumas Cuuninglium returned Wednesday from Seattle and
Tacomu, where he spent a few days
seeing the sights and picking up infor
matiuii mi dili'ereut heads which he
hopes will be of benefit to his constituents, the ratepayers of Westminsters.
To a representative of The Columbian,
Mr. Cunningham gave a short resume
■of what lie had seen and heard. The
ialmon packing establishments are stiil
packing lish, but in whnt quantities
could nut be learned. Seattle is full
of sickness at present, and it is said
there are no less than 200 cases cf
typhoid nt present within the oity.
Bad wnter is the cause. The present
upply comes from Lake Washington,
which drains somo muskeg country,
and therefore must be impure. The
city, however, is alive to the necessity
of a pure water supply, and has engineers prospecting the country iu all
directions. Bock Lake and Green
Biver offer the most available supply,
but they are 30 or 40 miles distant
from Seattle.
The streets of Seattle aro in a terrible condition, both from mud and
ruts, and Mr. Cunningham noticed in
one instance that an eight-horse team
was required to haul a load of atone.
Some of the streets are almost impassable. Between the streets of Seattle
and Westminster, Mr. Cunningham
says there is no comparison, for tho
Boyal City is bettor furnished in this
way than any city on tho Sound. The
electric railways of Seattle have prov»d
a great success, and are much appreciated and used by the people. The
ferry service to Vt est Seattle is excellent, and has had the effect of rapidly
building up this thriving suburb.
Many complaints are heard of the ragged and dirty appearance of the water
front, and with juit cause, for all the
filth and garbage of the city is dumped
into the bay directly in front of tbe
Many fino buildings are being erected in Seattle, some six, seven and even
eight stories in height, and real estate
ia away up in the clouds. A block ou
Fourth street, 120 feet square, sold on
Monday for $30,000, and for n block
on the corner of Main and Commercial
atroets, 108x110 feet, $150,000 was of.
fered nnd refused. Mr. Cunningham
nays the presont price of roal estate in
Westminster i3 low, when compared
with Senttle figures, and he predicts
that it will riso in value in tha near
future. The pric.-s ou the Sound are
bound to affect British Columbia prices
to a large extent. There is a large
immigration to the Sound at present,
and 11 Mr, Cunningham it seems that
the C. P. B and 0. P. M. Oo. are
making it their mission to populate
Washington and Oregon.
Aid. Cunningham spent a day in
Taeoina, where ho '.ven. for the express
purpose of inspectii,.; tie system of
street making, and bc was suceessful
in gleaning much valuable information
whicli will doubtless prove of benefit
to Westminster. He waa cordially received by the pity oilicials, and was
furnished with mips and plans of street
construction. As in Seattlo tho streets
are in very bad oondition, and the
board of works has abandoned earth
filling and will plank the streets with
four inch lumber Heavily timbered
land 30 and 40 miles distant frum
Seattle and Tacoma ia held at $50 per
acre, and is eagerly purchased at that
Mr. Cunningham returns home
much pleased with his trip, bat with
more confidence than ever in the great
future in storo for Westminster.
Court of Appeal.
Police  iiiiiii.
. (Befure Capt. Plltendrigli, J. P.)
John Bradley stood Saturday in
the police court charged with larceny
of goods from the store of Ellard &Co.
un Thursday night last. Mr. Moresby,
who prosecuted, ,is__d that if the evidence bore out the charge, that the
prisoner be sont up for trial. His
honor said he certainly should.
Mr. Moresby deposed that on Friday he had receivod information that a
white man wn" trying to sell some
dress goods to the Indians in the
swamp. On going down to investigate
the matter lie had met and accosted
prisoner, who waB coming frum the
swamp. Mr. Moresby asked the prisoner where the cloth waa which he had
been offering lor sale; the prisoner
gavo an evasive reply nnd told witness
ho could go and look for it. Witness
had observed some fragments of rotten
wood ou prisoner's coat and suspected
that the cluth might be hidden in some
stump. ThiB surmise proved correct
nnd tho clotli produced in court was
found iu the centre of a rotten stump
in the swamp.
Chief of Police, sworn, said ho bad
Been prisoner loitering around Ellard
& Co. 's store and acting in n manner
to excite suspicion. He was walking
up and down in front of the storo
looking intently at the goods at the
door. A little later in the evening
Officer Carty informed him that some
goods had been stolen from Ellard Ss
Co.'s storo. Witness had at onco instructed his men to arrest the man on
sight. At this juncture Mr. Moresby
asked that the information bo amended
to read that the prisoner had been
found with stolen goods iu his possession, knowing thom to be such.
Officer Curty, sworn, deposed thnt
Mr Harvey hud informed bim some
goods were miming from his store,
supposedly stolen. Witness had
noticed n stranger the same evening
going up Carnarvon streot carrying .
heavy bundle under his arm. Ho nr
rested tliis stranger, tho prisoner, at 1
a.m, on Friday on Columbia st.
C. Gordon, clerk in Ellard Ss Co.'s
store aaid ho hnd noticed three pieces
of goods missing when taking iu those
at the door. He identified the pieco
produced in court ns one of the missing pieces.
James Harvey, munnger of Ellard &
Co.'s, also identified the piece and
Biiid that the vnluo of tho goods stolen
amounted to nbout ?60.
Mary Ellen Monterey wns sworn and
her futher, the celebrated and only
Monterey, interpreted. She said the
prisoner had come to her residonce in
the swamp and offered somo dross
goods for salo. He offered the lot for
§15. Witness offered him a dollar for
four yards which Bhe agreed to take,
but she "backed out," being suspicious
that thn goods were stolen property.
Mary, another Indian woman, gave
the same evidence.
The prisoner, who was vory defiant
throughout the hearing of the case and
contemptuously declined Mr. Moresby's offer to interpret for the Indian
witne-.ses, nsked if this wasn't a court
for petty oases; his honor informed
him that it wns, but the present wns
by no menus a potty case, and Bent him
up for trial. Prisoner said he didn't
care whether he was tried by the
apeedy trails process or went up for
trial at tlie assizes.
A.i amusing scene wns witnessod
when the three female Iiidiui witnesses wero brought forward to be
bound over to appear at, tht trial when
wanted. Mr. Monterey questinned
Mr, Moresby as to giving tbe witnesses
five days' warning. Mr. Moresby
quickly enlightened his darkened intellect by saying, "Never mind about
the warning; you just tell them what I
say." Tho witnesses, although they
didn't understand a word of tho harangue, laughed moro loudly than anybody in court, and Mr. Monterey
looked abashed.
Special to Tub Coujan-AS.
Victouia, Nov. I.—His excellency
and Lady Stanley drove to Esquimalt
this afternoon, where they will dine
with the admiral. Great preparations
are being made for the naval bail .,
his excellency this evening. Lust
night's banquet was a great success.
To-day the weather was very unsettled.
Lawrence L. Doane was buried this
afternoon with Masonic honors.
A sailor tumbled from the rigging of
H. M. S. Swiftsure and is in a precarious condition from the injuries received.
Victoria, Nov, 2.—Great surprise
und regret were expressed here at the
sudden death of Ex-Mayor Dickinson.
Tho naval ball at Esquimalt last
night wus largely attended, and a grand
To-day tho racea at tho grounds of
tho Viotoria Jocky Club took place, in
which a large numbor of horses participated. One of the attractions was
the Indian races, in which forty Indians in wnr costumes participated.
Liborati's concert last night was a
dream of instrumentil music. Nothing like such music wub ever hoard in
the province. Liherati's cornet aolo
wns particularly fine.
A quarrel that nearly resulted in a
fearful tragody occurred in ono pf tho
city hotels on Wednesday morning.
The quarrel was between father and
son. The suu drew a revolver and
fired two shots both missing the mark.
The young vnnld-bo-inurderer has
since left tbe city.
The board of trndo have had a conference with and presented an address
to tlio governor-general thia afternoon.
The body of n young half-breed boy
named Patterson was found in the
harbor this morning.
ln a runaway this afternoon a lady
and gentleman were pitched out of a
buggy onto tho sidowalk on Broughton
street. The gentleman was badly cut
about the head. Their names arc unknown at present.
An injunction waa granted to-day
rertraining the captains of the Benler
Mollie Adams, from selling his cargo
of sealskins.
alaio Toiouto dispatch, to niter tiio
tariff so ns to admit of establishing tin
iron shipbuilding industry in Canada.
At present ships constructed in England or Scotland aro admitted free
while tho materials  for  constructing
OUI.I, .11    *', ,;    li]     '        III
duties. It is aaid tnat the new shipyard of Palsons, on Owen Sound, nnd
tho proposod yard at Oolllngwood,
tt-..-- _■' '•-■ lAJl-iiiil 'iidn.- i',es by tie
readjustment of tliu duties.
La Minerve, of Montreal, says a
Bhot-king liccmrt-'nco huppeiied in a
neighboring parish n few days ago.
Auguste Atclinuiouldt fell backwards,
and hu physicians pronounced him
dead, lie was kept two days and
manv friends and relatives accompanied
the hearse to the church and grave.
The colliu was lowered and the process
of lilliug iu the earth was in rapid progress when someone thought he heard
a monii. Everyone listened, nnd to
tlieir horror a moan camo from the
grave. Hastily the c of li n wns raised,
and ou removing tbu lid tho live mnn
was seen struggling for breath. Two
physicians wero summoned and succeeded in restoring the man to consciousness. Archaiiibouldt is doing
Manager Shnughuessy, of tbe Canadian Pacific Bailway, in speaking, at
Montreal, of the reported withdrawal
of tho China and Japan steamers, anid
the Canadian Paciiic Bailway had,, recoived no such notification, ns alleged.
It was probablo there would bo a
change in the wny iu which the steamers wero run. Heretofore they had
been run by outside parties, the earnings being divided between tho owners
of tho vessels and tbo railway company.
He could not say, however, whnt tbo
new arrangements were and when they
would come into force. While in England he contracted for three stoamers,
intendud to outsail unything on tbe
Pacitic ocean. The lirst one will be
ready about December 15th, 1800.
The three are to be loaded in England
and proceed to Yokohama and Hoiig
Kong direct via tho Sue;*, canal. The
cost of the tliree boats will reach
i -3-0    TO i
Oheap Hooking Stoves & Rango
Whom we have appointed our sole agent for our celebrated
Stoves in that district.    Mr. Mellard will supply our Stoves at
New Westminster prices.
Late Oanadian News.
The air is full of rumors ns to tho
Ontario elections. The Toronto World
Bays thoy will come off on December
Tho Dominion govornment have ordered the St. Lawrence canals to bo
kept open on Sundays for the balance
of the season.
The last batch of candidates who
went up for tho Ontario medical examination woro "plucked" by wholo-
lo,  only  forty  per   cent,   having
Bofore His Honor Judge Bole.
Beoina vi. Gost—This wub a con-
•iction made on October 25th by Capt.
Pittendrigh,  J. P.,' and P. McTier-
nan, J. P., in tbe magistrate's court,
-under  section 00,  Indian Act, 1880.
Tho evidence of the respondent was
confined to thnt of an Indian woman,
named Margaret, who swore that the
defendant  gave   her whiskey.   Constable Anderson swore that the com-
•pkiiiiint at the time of making tho accusation was drunk, and not in a fit
state to know what sho did.   Tho appellant produced two witnesses, one
named Annie, who sworo Margaret did
not get the whiskey from Anderson,
but from another porson; the otlier
■witness, Gus Cednrburgh, swore there
•was nn untouched bottle of whiskey in
the  cabin  after the  klooohman got
drunk, which she and another woman
.summarily disposed of.    Capt. Pittendrigh pointed out to hia hnnor that tho
evidence for the defence was not before
the court below or the case would have
been dismissed.   His honor quashed
the conviction without costs, as he considered the case  not a particularly
-meritorious one,  Mr. McColl appeared
ifcir appellant and Capt. Pittendrigh for
self and In-other magistrate.
.'. c.minitt.o of the Wostminstor
Sal met Judge Bale at hia chambers
Thursday io discuss tho new county
oourt rules. The committee consisted
of the following gentlemen: Mr. Mc
Ooll, Mr. Eckstein and Mr. Woods.
The discussion, the particulars of
which did not transpire, waa, we tin •
derstand, exhaustive and satisfactory,
and tho committee will formulate the
.results in writing ut au early dnte.
A Canadian Pacific line of six steel
freight and passenger stetimere, the
finest craft on the great lakes, will, it
is said, be running betwoen Chicago,
Milwaukee, Gludstono and Owen
Sound, beforo the seaaon of 1890 is
orer. The idea is to forco as low an
export rato by way of Montreal us is
now obtained by" way of Baltimore,
the rate by Baltimore being 17 conts
_. fr*.—jSffi'r^gfl'flflgiff."'-'	
l-llta on Style.
All Indian chief of tho Taiinpshcan
tribe, named "Shakes," from Kitkat-
lnh, camo down on tho Buscowita
Thursday. "Shakes" has $3,000 whicli
he is to expend in buying presents for
a great putlnch to be soon given by
him. His dignity as a chief is en
halloed by the fact that with him
travels a body guard of four braves
dressed in n gaudy uniform, whoso
whole duty it is to Bee that "Shakes"
doesn't get shook.—Times.
The -.all<ni:il Policy.
A news paragraph that a shipment
of machinery haB just been made from
an Ontario town to a lumbering firm
in British Columbia is one of the constant evidences of the success of the
fiscal policy which the peoplo of Canada have wisely adopted and steadily
maintained at one general election after another. But for the National
Policy, not only aa regards manufactures, but also as regards railway construction, a Peterboro' foundry would
be little likely thus to find a customer
in British Columbia. The inter-provincial trade of Canada is steadily grow-
in*., to tho irrost advantage of ita people.—Empire.
Illasonle Funeral.
The funeral of the late L, L. Donne
took place yesterday afternoon from
Masonic Tomplo, under tho dirocton of
Vancouver-Quadra Lodge, A. F. & A.
M., of which tho deceased waa a member. Tho services at the Temple and
at the cemetery wore improBsively porformed by W. M, Munro Miller, and
at Christ Church Cathedral by Bov.
Arthur Beaulands, the choir singing
"When our Heads aro Bowed with
Woe." The casket was covered with
a varioty of beautiful lloral offerings,
some of the prettiest having beon sent
from Portland, where deceased had
many frionds. Tho pallbcnrors were:
Messrs Northoote, Becker, Cox, Dodd,
■Wilson, Cowper, Stonrski and Mont-
A serial nnd illustrated magazine is
to be started in Toronto to cut out
Harper's and Soriliii.r's, It will be
called The JVofionn!. The contributors will be well known Canadians.
Gillette, the Boston forger, was interviewed iu the Manitoba penitentiary
Thursday by Chicago attorneys. Gillette says Burko told him be com
mitted the Oronin murder with three
others and described tho tragedy in
A great deal of surprise has been
caused in Toronto by tho announcement
of the failure of James Pickard, goneral merchant, of Exeter. Pickard a
business was one of the moat extensive
in Western Ontario. He owes over
The Globe under tho head of "A new
printing scandal," charges that tho
Dominion votera' lists aro boing set up
by the printers in the Empire oflice,
Toronto, as pap for that paper, while
the govornment printers at Ottawa ore
only working half time.
Tho funeral of tho late Hon. Alex-
anderjilnrris at Toronto on Thursday
afternoon was largely attended. Services were held in tlio old St. Andrew's
Church,whero addresses appropriate to
to the occasion wero delivered by Bov.
G. M. Milligan, pastor, andProf.Boss,
of Queen's University.
General Superintendent Whyte loft
Winnipeg Thursdny for St. Paul to
conault with tho officials of the St. P.,
M. Ss M. iu reforenoo to the proposed
change of time in through trains to and
from the Paciiic const. The running
time between Montreal and Vancouvor
is to be considerably lessenod.
Tlio ceremony of the inauguration
of Sir Donald Smith as chancellor of
McGill University took place in Mon-
troal Thursday ovening, in tbo Wm.
Molson Hall, iu the piescnco of a brilliant audience. J. 11. B. Molson,
acting chancellor, presided. In his inaugural address, Sir Donald urged McGill to bestir herself.
Tho address of Erastus Wimati to
the Young Liberal Olub of Toronto
creates a good denl of talk. Tho Globe
denies tbu annexationist views attributed to him, and declares he has consented to ungago in n publio controversy shortly at Washington, Virginia,
with General Wilson, of Washington,
and will argue ngninst, annexation, but
in favor of commorcial union.
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MONEY TO LOAN on Mortgage at Low
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Victoria, B. 0„ May 16th, 1887.  dwjly&
Constantly on Hand an Extensive Stook ol
Dry Goods, Groceries,  Boots & Shoes, Hats & €111.8,
Crockery, Glassware, _&«-.
KBSr'S    Sss    -sss o -st Bl •     ss tr I MP S3 .
Great Varioty ol Household Articles.   Ainu,
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Tho Bangor News publishes a pointed paragraph. Hero it is: One-third
of tho fools in the country think they
can beat thu lawyor in expounding tho
law. One-hnlf think they can hoat
the doctor healing tho sick. Two-
thirds of them think thoy can beat
tho ministor in preaching the gospel,
and all of thom think think they can
beat the editor in running a newspaper.
Will Mollwruith, editor of tho Cap-
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Wed-KMlur --oriilnt. Wot. «. tw*"*
The .corner stone of a large and
'magnificent building for the New
York IForM newspaper was laid on
the 10th of October with interesting
and appropriate ceremonies.    Several very able addresses were made,
-among   the    speakers   being   Mr.
tOhauneey Depew,  Governor  Hill,
■and others.   Mr. Joseph Pulitzer,
-the editor and  proprietor  of  the
World was  unable to be present,
owing to ill-health and absence from
the country, but   he  sent a  cnble-
, gram, which was read, expressive of
• lofty   sentiments.      Among   other
■ things. he said:  "Let it ever be re-
i membered this edifice owes its oxist-
, once to tho public; its architect is
.popular  favor;   its   moral   corner
stone is love of liberty and justice;
its every stone comes from tlio people and represents publio approval
for publio services rendered.   God
forbid tlio vast army following the
World should in this or futur? generations  ever  find   it faithless to
those ideas and moral principles to
which  alone  it owes ita life and
without whioh I would rather have
■it perish."    Tho ceremony of be
,stowing the final touch to the corner
stone was performed  by the little
■son of tho owner, aged four years,
Joseph Pulitzer, Jr.    If the hoy
lives to attain manhood, his prospect
for  a  magnificent   inheritance  is
good.   The New York   World, according to well authenticated statements, has a daily circulation   of
345,000 copies—by fat tho 'largest
of any daily newspaper in the-world.
The following item is going the
rojinds of United States newspapers,
and   may he taken for what it is
worth:   "The  Princo of Wales is
snid   to be suffering from Bright's
disease.    There is no doubt that the
English  roynl family is plunged in
gloom, and that Victoria is worried
about the succession.    According to
' the latest reports the Prince's physicians  have informod him that he
has not  moro than two years' lease
of life.    His trip to Egypt will be
undertaken to relieve, if possible,
his mind of   its present despairing
tone.    He has always had a presentiment that he would never be king
of England, and he is now convinced
that his forebodings were correct."
A London despatch the otlier day
stated that the medical report reoeived   from   Athens,   where  the
Princo of Wales was attending tho
wedding of the Duke of Sparta and
the Princess Sophia of  Germany,
contained the rather gloomy information that the effects of Bright's
disease were beginning to be apparent, and  that  the  rosult  of  the
Princo's voyage to Egypt would be
watched with deep anxiety in London.    While the roports concerning
tho state of the Prince of Wales'
health may be exaggerated and sensational to a degree, there seems to
be  too muoh reason for believing
that thero is considerable truth in
the rumors.   For over a month now
the Prince's ailments have been a
matter for telegraph bulletins and
public comment.    In the lirst place
it was stated that the Prince was
troubled with a swelled leg, and it
was feared that he had contracted
blood-poisoning.   Tho royal patient,
according   to   the despatches, had
lately nearly recovered from these
symptoms, and   now it is rumored
that he has Bright's disease and has
been given only a year or two by
the doctors to live. Bright's disease,
as nearly  everyone   knows,  whon
fairly developed, is a practically incurable malady, and very swift and
sudden in its latter stages.   There
is nothing really improbable in the
story that the Prince of W ales has
been scored by this dread disease, to
wliich so many in humbler walks of
life fall victims annually; but the
English nation at homo and abroad
will fervently trust 'that the heir
apparent, who has been so well prepared by long years of waiting and
faithful and acceptable service for
the throne of his fathers, will yet
live to succeed his illustrious mother
and carry on her mild and beneficent reign.    Morn especially is the
well-being and  succession of   the,
Prince of Wales to be desired, if the
British monarchy is to be preserved,
as his eldest son, Albert Victor, familiarly   known    as   "Collars   and
■Cud's," is a young man, according to
all accounts, thut would be the hotter of serving a long apprenticeship
preparatory to mounting a throne.
check the pashas, history will repeat
itself, and once more Eastern Europe
will be the theatre of a terrible war.
Who does not remember the Bulgarian atrocities, the awful nature of
which were  revealed   ny Mr. Mo-
Gahan of the London Daily News,
revelations which were conclusively
proved by consular reports, and yet
were sneered at by the Earl of Bea-
consfield from his place in the House
of Lords as "coffee-house babble."
The recent news from Crete is very
simitar reading to the letters of Mc-
Unban.    A number of notabilities
were arrested and imprisoned, whilst
others had to fly to the mountains,
their crime  being opposition to the
government.      A   deputy    named
Avnstiitiuii, for a similar crime, was
in tho early part of this month conveyed to J'eyrout, thero ' s sull'er
imprison ment for fifteen years. This,
however, is mere child's play to the
action of  Ohakir Pasha, who was
sent  to   Crete by the Sultan, his
master.   It was   represented that
this man, having passed many years
as an ambassador, was imbued with
liberal ideas, and ho himself assured
the  inhabitants  that  his designs
were merely to restore tranquility to
the  disturbed  island.   Upon this
the people "heard him gladly," and
in a very few days he was in possession of every strategical point.
Then came   a change, and his first
action was to imprison the five commissioners   of   the Cretan   people.
The Turkish soldiers were let loose
upon  the  peasantry, and so great
was the alarm that all who could do
so lied rather than remain where
the Turk ruled.   The Daily News'
correspondent  says  "the peasants
are  mercilessly whipped and cudgelled.   The knout works terribly."
The utter inhumanity is further revealed by the statement that "elderly and  innocent people aro taken
and beaten ; many vomit blood and
die."   The Turkish soldiery have a
free hnnd, they search houses, beating and tormenting whom they will,
often   exposing prisoners for hours
in the burning sun. When escorting
Christian    prisoners,   the   soldiers
compel them to carry them on their
backs.      Says    the   correspondent
already quoted: "One prisoner could
walk   no further;  his head  hung
down and  ho placed his hands on
his kuess   to  support  the  upper
part   of   his  body, his eyes wildly
projecting   like   a   crab's.      Hard
pressed   to   advance,  he cried  'Is
there no God on earth)' The answer
was, 'Chakir Pasha.' "   In the district of Apokorona soldiers have violated and killed Christian women,
until twenty of thom in desperation
have appealed to the foreign consuls   for  protection.   In the same
place an old man had the hair of his
head and his beard pulled out. Such
is a brief   but very incomplete resume of tho revelations of the Daily
News' correspondent, a chapter of
diabolic villainy scarcely equalled
even in tho history of the Turkish
rule in Ci..-istinn lands.   What the
outcome is to be it is hard to say.
Probably things will become so utterly   unbearable   that  the   weak
Christian races will in hopeless desperation make one strong effort for
their    freedom.    Then,   probably,
they will aak Eussia to help them,
and the Czar will seize the opportunity and excuse for pushing his own
designs.   Then the British government will sny "hands off," and then,
and then, and then, all sorts of diplomatic  tomfoolery  will   be  gone
through, until, perhaps, tho world
again witnesses such another congress us met in Berlin to agree to a
basis of settlement which the Turk
will find no difficulty in upsetting
whensoover it shnll please him so to
do, and then the whole solemn farce,
so near liko n terrible tragedy, wili
bo repeated again and again.   Such
tlie  usual course of events, as
everybody can   seo  who reads the
history of  Europo.    Nothing but
the uxpulsion of the Turk will ever
suffice, but how that is to be done is
(the problem which European statesmen seem to dislike discussing.
who died a few  years agv1 ln
American city was  a moiiO-''11"''
as regarded glass and China,
sight of   a tumbler or  a tea--   P
would throw her into convulsion! ■
Spurgeon, the London preacher,
is a very self-sacrificing man, according to a correspondent, who writes:
"He has deolined as many as a score
of invitations to lecture throughout
Europe and America at fabulous
prices, because, as ho explained, he
is not a lecturer and he didn't want
the money and he preferred to work
in hia own way among his own people in London. When an American
lecturo agency offered him recently
|1,000 for every leoture and to pay
all the expenses of himself and wife
and a socretary, from London to
America on a great lecture .tour,
and held out the tempting offer that
he could make $50,000, Mr. Spurgeon declined it."
Says the Montreal Gazette :  The
union of the maritimo provinces under a single administration is being
onco more discussed in some of tho
lower province papers.   Years before confederation such a union was
the subject of considerable agitation.
Combined, the three provinces  of
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and
Prince Edward Ialand would form
a strong community, approaching in
population the province of Quebec.
Older Canada would then contain
three large provinces instead of five,
ranging in itnportaneo from Prince
Edward Island to Ontario.    The
change would be beneficial in creating a conaolidarity in  the eastern
part of the Dominion, which cannot
exist under tho actual dispensation.
On the ground of economy it is also
desirable.   But, as it  can only be
effected by the consent of all the
populations concerned, there is not
at present much chance of its realization.
M. Nanett, the Belgian author,
has just made a trip  from  Brussels
to Paris in a phceton drawn by two
dog3.   He was seven days on the
road, but he thinks his dogs could
easily make the  journey in much
less time.   He drove  all the way,
unless when there-was a steep hill
to climb.    At a place called Louvroil
the mayor   heard he had come into the town, and informed him that
his equipage came within the reach
of the Gramniont lnw for the protection of animals.    "Very well,"
answered the Belgian, who was preparing to start, and he ordered the
dogs to get into the phieton and sit
on the seat, while ho drew  them.
They obeyed and stayed there until
they were beyond the bounds of the
communo,when they descended to he
harnessed.   These industrious animals are of average size and strength.
When at an inn their master used
to unharness them and take them
with him into the coffee-room, where
they rested at his feet.
Special to the Columbian.
Victoria, Oct. 30.—The raceB under the auspices of the Victoria Jockey
Club on Saturday and Monday are ex-
po,. ted to bo the most successful ever
held ." ",0 Prov'in(>1'- Betweon thirty
and tot v honei will bo present. The
race bet* een. 9^S_ "Maud
'Maude,"  of
Tho European journals just to
hand more than bear out a recent
statement in thoso columns, that
the unspeakable Turk is likoly before very long to bo tho cause of
another European enibroglio, Tlio
Eastern question, or in other words,
bho government of the Sultan, is,
and seems ever likely lo be, the
skeleton in tho European cupboard.
Tho l_U88oTurkish war was the result of the misrule and brutality of
tha   "Sulilinie"  Poi'tn,   and    from
When Lieutenant Governor Royal
opened tlie North-West Legislature
last yenr lie rend his speech in
French as well as in English. This
was tlio tirst occasion on which tint
delivoi'iinne from the territorial
throne wns pru.oi)ted in both languages. Jt will alao be the last.
The speech of a weok ago was read
in English only. The governor
seems to have an eye to the fitnesss
of things and an ear for public
Many years ago wo wero acquainted with a gentleman who firmly believed that ho weighed only two
ounces. Hu never left the liouse
when there was any wind stirring
lest ho ehould bo blown away. If
n breeze sprang up while he was out
lie would cling to nny coign of vantage within bis resell and bivwl lustily
for some one to conn* and tnko him
honii'. Yet upon every suliject except his own gravity ho was entirely
A   highly, intclligi'iit   la'dy 12nd, nt one o'olook
In a recent issue of a German
paper nn account is given of an experiment, carried out a short time
ago at the government dockyards at
Kiel, with carbonic acid gas as a
means of raising sunken vessels. In
the trial, a number of balloon8 made
of ennvas were attached by divers to
the submerged object to be lifted,
the balloons being readily taken below in a collapsed state. Each balloon contained one or more flasks of
liquid carbolic acid which, at the
proper time wbb permitted by the
divers to escape, and, inflating the
balloons, gavo them sufficient buoy,
nncy to raise the object. Compared
with the method of pumping atmospheric air into tho balloons, the carbolic acid process, says the Engineering antl Building Record, would
seem to offer the advantages of cheap-
neaa and simplicity, the pumping
outfit being dispensed with. Besides this, the lifting is accomplished
in a relative short space of timo—an
important consideration whore ao
unreliable a factor as the state of
woather enters into the execution of
a piece of work.
Surrey oouncil.
Council met pursuant to adjournment;
members present, tlio reeve, Councillors
MeCidluni. Douglas, Armstrong and
Shannon. Minutos oE previous meeting
having been rend nnd adopted, cotniniiui-
nations were received from Mr. A. J.
Hill, C. I-',. Wilson, W. Smith, Mossi's.
Coi'liouliU McColl, Mr. Whiteside, Mr.
A. Richardson nnd were m-dored to bo
placed on tlm tile, bills wen: received
From II,. C. Gazette, Zod S, Hall, World
I'ul). Co.,, nud Hniiisii t.'ou'MiUAN; referred tn liiiniieo eo nn, lit tee. Councillor
'McCiilltini reported in favor of an extension of time to I*. Hicks, in which to completo his contractonC. V. road. Conns.
Shannon and Armstrong i oportod having
awarded n contract foi- improvement on
the C. M. road, Kensington Prairie; ro-
ports received nnd approved. Conns.
Shannon anil MeCalluiu woro appointed
io inspect and report on the Clover Valley I'oiiil bridge. The clerk was instructed to acknowledge eolliinunicntion from
Mayor 0|ipcnlieiiiiei. The bylaw to pro-
vide funds for the construction of the
dylio tuul (lam was advanced to the third
rending, Thu clerk was instructed to
i correspond with government officials re
t! II. road, Serpentine lints, nlso with
i postoffiee authorities with a viow to ob-
! t.iining increased mail fcvvico; spoeifieii-
I tioua were ordered to be prepared fm
works, on C. M. rond, Nienineckl Huts,
tenders lo bo in at next meeting. Council tuljonrsod nutll Saturday, November
Nanaimo. at t> drm*>S Pa,rk V***?
day afternoon, ™ w.u" . ^ _Mau<I.e
easily iu two _tWht he.f- Thou8h
the  traok   was  hV vy the race was a
good one. ' . „
A couple of blue jackets stole a !,nm11
ship's skill' from the Swiftsn. e*. V168'
day night, and are supposed .•"'"W®
attempted t. cross the straits lo
American aide. It wns blowing a
fierce gale nearly all night and it is.
thought they met a watery grave.
The provincial officers are waging
war against the breakers of tho game
laws, especially those who kill pheasants.
Work on tho Bonilla Point telegraph line has been abandoned until
next season. Tho causo is continual
raiu and tho men refuse to work.
The board of trade is making a big
row at Ottawa protesting against tho
recent customs regulations prohibiting
the O. R. Ss N. Co. handling Canadian
bonded freight between B. C. ports
and the Sound.
Vi-loniA, Oct. 31.—To-day came in
dark and threatening rain, but bofore
noon the sun burst through the clouds.
The work of decorating the  route  of
march was completed in  a  creditable
manner.   The work on the arch at tho
corner of Government and Yates streets
wns  a Utile  delayed by the strike of
men  for  an increaso of wages.   Tho
governor-general arrived at tho Hudson Bay wharf in the Dominion lighthouse  tender,   Sir  Jamos   Douglas,
having been transferred from the worship at the mouth of the harbor.   Tho
party ou landing at the  Hudson   Bay
wharf was met by the reception committee and prominent citizens,   while
the approaches to tho wharf and streets
at the head of the wharf were lined by
an enthusiastic cheering mob of citizens, who, as tho governor-general nnd
Lady Stanley passed up the streot in a
barouche drawn by six  grey horses,
the ribbons being handled by William
Croft, repeatedly cheered, which was
acknowledged  by  affable  bows  and
smiles.   Under tlio handsome arch at
Government and Yates streets the nddress of the corporation was road and
replied to.   The  address  was  handsomely engrossed.   Lord Stanley expressed himself greatly surprised and
pleased at tho prosperity and beauty of
the city.   After tho speech the daughter of  Aid.  Harris  presented   Lady
Stanley with u  lino bouquet and tho
band played the national anthem and
the crowd cheered themselveB hoarse.
The  procession,    which   was   quito
lengthy, proceeded on its way to the
government house.    Fort street was
decorated along its entire length aud
looked  quite  gay.   This  evening  a
grand civic banquet is to be tendered
the distinguished guests,   lt will be a
brilliant affair and be largely attended
by the most prominent, citizens.   Tomorrow night a naval hall will bo given
at  Esquimalt.     On  Saturday horse
races will occupy the day.   On Sunday
speoial religious servioes will bo hold
in  Ohrist  Church  cathedral; and on
Monday a continuation of tho   races,
and  a  reception  nt the government
house on Monday niaht.   On Tuesday
the citizens' ball finishes tho festivities.
The Army anil tbe Individual.
The trouble between Mr. S. H. Webb
and the Salvation army has not
yet been publicly explained or set
forth in a proper light. Tho facts are
simply these: On Monday night last
the Salvation army came through the
narrow passage way between Front
and Columbia streets, and Mr. Webb
went out and confronted them, holding
up both hands. He requested them
not to use the passage way as it wss
very unsafe when a crowd got on it.
The gentleman who presided at the
bass drum, probably thinking that Mr.
Webb had thoughts of causing trouble,
butted the latter gentleman in the abdomen, with tho drum, with such good
effect that he involuntarily sat down
on tho cold, wet; slippery planks. The
rest of tho army pushed on with a
bunt of "hymns and psalms nnd
I- 'iritual songs," and left Mr. Webb to
rtfflt-.u his perpendicularity as best he
micM., Accompanied by a friend, Mr.
Webfe*#_)'_,.'• ''own *° t-"B "rmy harraoks
a little hit** .'" t'le ovening and found
the people' fills'-"?- ,He,t0,°^ olF''I8
hat and waited anv.'1 &*! h»a finished,
and then he said io •■•.<• f I*"". {
have called to explain Wi.'.v I attempted
tu hinder your passage turouf!" "10
..ii— ti    a*   _i_iH   i„f,nt.,.__.  a   hoarse
alley."   At  this   juncture  a
voice in tho rear bellowed,  "Lb' UB
pray," and hi a moment nil fell o,-1
their kneos, and   Mr. Webb and his
friend seeing no chance of doing business with them, left the hall.   Messrs.
Webb and Rankin, of tho Holbrook
House, lease from J udge Begbie a strip
of 10 feet next their places of business
fur a certain rental per annum.   The
lease is for five years, nnd this is the
fouith year.   The lessees built a sidowalk on this strip of lnnd for the convenience of their customers, and renin-
tain the structure nt their own expense.   Ic is not so strong iib tho ordinary sidewalk, and is very liable to go
down with a crowd on it, and the
depth   iB  fourteen feet.   Mr.  Webb
notified tho Salvation army about two
months ngo not to make use of this
route in iheir marches, as it was not
safe.   The walk is in such a condition
that tho passage of tho army on Monday uight shook some glasses off the
Holbrook bar, and also some artioles
in Mr. Webb's Btore.  Unless the army
takes action in this niatter Mr. Webb
doos not intond to goto law about it.
Absolutely Pure.
This powder never varies. A marvel of
piirlty.8t_;e.*i*_,'ltiuii'l whol(.fiomen*-sH. More
economical than tho ordinary kind... and
cannot be sold ln competition wlththo
multitude of low text, short weight alum
 v.—lnate p0W(ierfl_  Hold only In cans,
i . .......  T_-.__.-~..*.  _-,,_    ino lii-.II at
RoVal Baking Powd'ke Co., 106 Wall St!
New York. 3fely
Bank of Montreal.
CAPITA1 (all paid up),
Head Office, - Montreal.
SIR D. A. SMITH, K. O. M. G.-Presl'ent.
G. A. DRUMMON1,, R.Q.-Vlce-Pi-esident
\V. J. BUCHANAN-Ocliernl Manager.
Eng.; New York, Chicago, anil in all
the principal cities nml towns tn Canada.
Interest allowetl on special deposits.
Managkii, Vancouver.
Sun-AGKNT, New Westminster.
A "ISiirnliift" UnCHtion.
Kditou Columiiian*.—Sir:mThc  ques
tion of efficient protection against lire in
this city, it is needless to say, ts  ono  of
the burning (itiestions of the  day.   And
I would just remark  that the   causes
whicli recently led so nearly to   tho loss
of our entiro firo brigade havo tlieir root
rather deeper than may at first sight appear.   The reason, the real reason, why
tlio citizens of New Westminster aro in
danger in the near future of having tlieir
lives and  property placed in  jeopardy
from this cause is, that they seem to believe in tlio gospel of something for nothing.   This is a demoralizing stato of matters aud should be relegated to the past.
Wo should  havo a paid  fire company.
Thoso who arc really benefited by good
fire protection ought to bc   ashamed to
accept it in tho shape of charity.   This,
of course, leads to tfio  question   of who
receivo   tho   most substantial benefits
therefrom?   Many may imagine that we
all do, and will uo doubt bo surprised at
the statement that wo aro at least  not
ixW/t'ce recipients of tlie benefit., conferred ou ua by our firemen.   Sonic  of us
have to pay for these   benefit?, notwithstanding the fact that we liavo  a voluntary fire brigade.   Wc pay for  thein in
increased rents.   I have heard it remarked, quito frequently, that the insurance
companies ought to foot the bill, as thoy '
are the chief beneficiaries.   This  is  not
tho case.    It is quite evident to any ono
who will take the troublo to notice, that
a building which U located where  it   is
wim para ti veiy safe from fire, whether by
reason of its proximity to tire-proof buildings, or being easily accessible to the appliance* of a good nro brigade, or  both,
ean bc insured at a   lower  rate   than a
similar building which has  lens  protection.    This is also tnn; of the   stock  or
chattels within  a building.   The building  that can   be   insured  cheapest will
always bring  the  highest rent,  consequently tho tenant pays in hard cash for
his protection from tiro, to his landlord,
whether he in turn is required   to  rcim-
bnrs** tho firemen for  their   services   or
not.   Ground rents   riso with   etlicient,
and fall with inellicicnt, firo protection.
Therefore ground rent-,   are the.   natural
source* from whicli to draw payment for
fire protection, A.__.\. RAMIT/I-ON,
New Westminster, Oct. 'Jib'S!..
Very Kemarhnble.
A Spokane Falls despatch says: A
remarkable stato of affairs id reported
from the United State., custom hoime
at Osoyons Lake on the British Columbia border. No collector hau been
stationed there, and now the Indians
have taken possession of the log structure formerly occupied by tbo representative of this government. Just
across tho line hor majesty's government has a tine custom house, con •
ducted with all tho precision usually
found in the British outposts. Chinamen and opium are constantly crossing
the border without restraint.
-—— +■ •-■»-	
A Big Catcli.
Tbo American Bchooner Mollie Adams, Capt. Jacobs, cast anchor in Esquimalt yesterday, she having arrived
from Behring sea. She has been in
the sea since July tbe 4th, and after
having captured 500 seals was boarded
by the Rush, but no skins were found.
Sho afterwards captured more seals,
aud remained in tho northern waters
until Vi-ry lato in thu soason. Neither
Cape. Jacobs, ov any of tbo vessel's
ci\*w will any just bow many seals were
caught, Imt rumor has it tbat i>ver
7000 weru taken For some reasmi
or other everybody connected with the
schooner is very taciturn, consequently particulars of her voynge ure
meayr-i — Timti.i, Oct. US
Samuel Mellard.
Dealer In Cutlery, Earthenware,
Books, Stationery and Medicines.
land Agent, Conveyancer, and
Notary Public.
Agent for '-The Columbian."
Post Offlce Address, Chilli whack.
 wjeaic "
The Quest iiss-t iiui'iu of
English Tweeds, Worsteds,
Fancy Panting!., Ar.,
Ae., just
The "Wide Weil,"
The mineral claim knnwn an ihe
Wide West, owned by John Stevenson
and Matt Hottue, situated nu the Uk-
anognn river about 15 inibs ft oin the
boundary line, at what is known as the
new camp, promises to be one of the
richest mining claims yet discovered iu
British C'dumbiu, says a gentleman who
has visit-d tho claim, and who thus reported t<> Gold CiiinmissionerF. Hua-
Bey on his recent trip in thnt njctou,
Tho vein has heen tapped at aj depth of
100 feet, and a tunnel 100 feet in length
has been run on that level, There in
now a body of ore iu fight 15 feot iu
width, and from au average uf fivo assays recently made, one being wall rock,
the splendid result of $2G9 to the ten
was nbt lined.—Sentinel,
.V call solicited.   Annsirnnf,' Bloclt, New
(|w Westminster.        mliS8te
Family Groceries!
*lnb nrintinf'of all klnils neutly dnrc
nt tlm Columbia!* otOco. IMces will lio
fount! ns low as at anv other ollieo in
the provinne,—Adv,
The judgment of the ohurcli coint
of Kueliil Avenue Sli'tlinilist elinreli,
Tni'o'ntti, in the eiise of \V. F. .l.-hn-
stiui, of the Mnsscy Co., the setlne..
of Miss Tnyl',f, agrnes with whnt is
tilrendy published. The court unnni-
iiioiiHly ngreod thnt Tnylni hnd received *$800 n» n compromise, but thore
wns no pi-, of thnt Johnston know of
tho payment, Three of the committee
nf Hve tound a verdict of guilty ou tho
lho charge < f seduction, while two he
lierod in Johnston's innocence. It is
undone-oil that Johnston's name will
bo erased from the rolls, lt is ssid
Johnston will go to Australia. A well
known .Vinnipe.gor gave Taylor §800
to settle the matter.
Nnnaimo has givon Vancouvor a
pointer whioh it would be woll t" emulate. Tho treasurer of the Queen's
birthday fund litis published his stnto-
tner.t of receipts and expenditure in
connection with the festivities held on
thnt dny. Tho receipts woro §782.23
and the expenditure _>71ti.82, leaving
h balance in hand of SOD 51. It takes
Vnucouver about a yonr to prepare
such a stiteuii'iit ns this, and a much
greater purllld to liquidate debts contracted in C'liinctiiiu with her celobrn-
tii'tis. Yet il is claimed for her that
sho is tho moat progressive city on tho
i oliililMH rllr*-,-l, Vn Ht-.tmlnnleF
(AboutDP. It.,Sept 11)
* SHOES. |
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I* 1000  MEN, WOMEN k CHIL-S
., I.1.K1., S
Children Cryfor Pitcher's Castoria.
$To Buy Boots thai R Boots ^
d Vtsel3tQ
t-oi.uvnu STltB-lT. VOLUME 34.
NO. 45.
__s_-yr-Bi_-- it_m
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Mowing, Mot. «■ 1888.
A requisition, signed by over a
hundred of the oity electors, will be
found in our daily edition, asking
Mr. G. E. Corbould to accept nomination for the vacant position of city
representative in the provincial legislature. Mr. Corbould's acceptance
follows, in which he pledges a
hearty support to the present government and promises to tbe
best of his ability to guard the
interests of this city. All uncertainty as to who the candidates
in the approaching contest are
to be may now be considered tobo
at an end. Mr. Jenns having retired in favor of Mr. Corbould, tho
latter gentleman and Mr. Thos. Cunningham will undoubtedly be the
only aspirants in the field, and it is
a little peculiar and significant, not
to say awkward, that both gentlc-
ment are avowed government supporters. Significant, Us showing
the estimation in whioh the government is held in this constituency,
and awkward, becauso the contest
must hinge mainly oa personal issues. Tho contest will of necessity
be personal in its nature, b .cause
on the surface of things the platforms of the two candidates are so
nearly alike. Mr. Cunningham, it
is true, has published no formal requisition and reply, but then he
keeps the electors pretty well posted
as to his views by means of communications to tho press, which method
has the merit of spontaneity as well
as frugality, and, comparing these
expressions with Mr. Corbould's,
perliaps, less diffusive and more succinct declaration, it will be difficult
for the unprejudiced electortodiscern
any prima facie difference. It will be
necessary, therefore, for the electors
to weigh the men themselves, thoir
ability, probity nnd other qualities,
in connection with the circumstances
surrounding each, and give their verdict at the polls accordingly.
"Better be out of the world than
out of the fashion," remarked a lady
who certainly should have known
the relative advantages of both.
Perliaps, liowever, had she been absolutely accurate sho would have
said that to be in the world—the
great little world of "Society"—it is
an absolute necessity to be in tlie
fashion. Of a surety we always
have had, and most likely always
will have, the mysterious and intangible goddess with us. No one
ever seems to know just where the
new modes spring from, or why at
one time it is the correct thing to
wear tight skirts, and at another,
extremely "dowdy" to be seen in
any such habiliment. Oue thing is
sure, fashion changes, and the lady
who worships at her shrine, or assists at the functions of her high
priestess, the dressmaker and mil-
linor, must change too, nt least so
far ns the outward adornment of the
person is concerned. The art of understanding a fashion journal is one
difficult to acquire, but ladies as
easily fall into tho way of comprehending its mysteries as the savant
does in deciphering hieroglyphics on
the tombs of Nineveh. Read the
announcement for the coming winter : "The toilette looks half like a
dress, half like a mantle. The skirt
is without tournure and has long
back breadths," This can be made
in any heavy winter material.
"Grey alpaca with plisse sleeves of
similar stuff," is recommended,
"whilst the plain undersleeves, trimming and belt are of dark velvet."
Bright glittering passementerie ornaments should be worn this winter
for evening toilette. Elderly ladies,
not satisfied with plain skirts, will
make a liberal use of lace (when
they have the money), with draped
muslin in polonaire style over. Winter hats should be low crowned and
be trimmed with long feathers, velvet flowers and very broad ribbon, a
truly wonderful combination, strongly recoin mended to the notico of
fathers with largo families of daughters. Dress materials are to be
warm, cheviot, twill cloth and double
cashmere, and the patterns, (0, ye
gods I) nre to be "immense checks
alternate with broad stripes, large
balh and spots, or narrow zigzags
scarcely as thick as a straw," Hats
for theatres, hats for church, for
walking, for riding, for driving, und
probably for sleoping, are all provided for, and are all different, until
the untutored and savage mind of
the average biped of the male persuasion positively reels at the contemplation of so much millinery,
wondering if tho lady of fashion has
time to do anything olso but change
her head gear. Collars and gloves,
boots and cuffs, all liavo their particular cut or style, whilst of tho
mantles and cloaks there is endless
varioty, each and every one fasliion-
abl_.now and ns unknown as the
dodo to-morrow. The marvel is that
♦he mind of man or woman is capable of moeting such exacting do-
mands as those of the dressmaker
for "some new thing," and tho very
fact that it is dono is, we imagine,
as unanswerable an argument for
the ingenuity of our race as the invention of the locomotive or the
running of the newspaper.
Mr. Justice Drake's report on the
Vancouver polioe investigation was
received on Saturday and laid beforo
a special meeting of the Vancouver
city council on the same afternoon.
It will be remembered that there
were forty-five charges laid at tbe
investigation (held on the 10th of
October and four following days)
against Ohief of Police Stewart, and
two charges against Officer Fyfe for
accepting bribes from Ohinese prostitutes. Of the forty-five charges
ugainst Ohief Stewart, nino were
not proceeded with, eleven wero explained and "arose apparently from
want of accuracy in keeping tho
books," and four were explained by
Mr. Blake, the city solicitor, stating
that Chief Stewart was acting under
his instruction and advice. With
respect to eleven other charges
against Chief Stewart for "receiving
monies of the corporation in respect
of fines and costs imposed by tlie
police magistrate and not paying
them over, Mr. Justice Drake doos
not find any fraudulent intont on
the part of Stewart. With respect
to three charges that arose from
cases under the Indian Act, "there
was evidence of great irregularity,"
by which Chief Stewart profited in
receiving a moiety of the lines as
prosecutor, less a very small sum
paid by Stewart to one John Olough
to lay information. Referring to
another charge, Mr. Justico Drake
found that "the police magistrate
ordered certain spirits to bo destroyed  but Stewart, contrary
to the order of the magistrate, sold
the spirits and realized $47, $25 of
wliich he alleges he paid out for the
hiring of a tug and §20 to the two
police oflicers who assisted him in
the capture." The investigation
into four other charges showed that
in each of the cases referred to "the
persons charged were sentenced to
imprisonment for varying terms and
were committed to the look-up, but
were each discharged before the expiration of their sentences." No
explanation was afforded, adds the
judge, of tlie reasons of their discharge, or by whose authority it was
done. The records of the gaoler do
not show anything beyond the bare
fact, and Stewart professed entire
ignorance of any one of the cases.
With respect to the three charges
finally dealt with, "each of these
cases," said Mr. Justice Drake,
"arose from a want of care in Stewart's not taking down the sentence
of the court correctly and neglecting
to compare his book with the
magistrate's note." ThiB disposed of
all the charges brought against
Stewart. Tlie charges against Officer Fyfe were both declared to have
been proved. Although Police Magistrate McLean and Oity Solicitor
Blake were not technically included
in the investigation, Mr. Justice
Drake animadverted in his report
upon these officials, as follows: "The
result of the investigation shows
that a radical alteration in the manner of conducting the police court is
required." "The police magistrate,
by his own admissions, shows that
he has not taken the trouble to
mnke himself acquainted with the
provisions of the statutes under
whioh he is called upon to exercise
jurisdiction." "The oity solicitor
appears in some instances to have
given directions not to carry out the
orders of the courts. Such a course
of proceeding renders the administration of justice difficult, if not impossible." Ohief Stewart and Officer
Fyfe were dismissed by the Vancouver city council at its special meeting on Saturday, and a thorough re-
construction of the police force decided upon. It is understood that
the council have under consideration
the dismissal, also, of the police
magistrate and the city solicitor.
To-day, the governor - general,
Lord Stanley of Preston, her majesty's representative in Canada, will
arrive iu the royal city on his official visit, and it behooves us to give
him and his noble and amiable consort, both as our distinguished visitors and as representatives of the
queen, at least a cordial welcome,
which will go far to make up for the
lack of magnificence in tho preparations. A brief personal sketch of
the governor-general, with a mention
of Lady Stanley, will not be uninteresting. Frederick Arthur Stanley, G.O.B., first Baron Stanley of
Pre3ton, was born in tho yoar 1841,
and is of noblo lineage, being the
second son of the fourteenth Earl of
Derby, popularly known as tlie
"Rupert of dobate," who was in his
day prime minister of England, and
a more than usually brilliant publio
man. Another far buck ancestor,
tho founder of tho houso of Derby,
was the Lord Stanley who, on tho
famous Bos worth Field of the latter
end of the fifteenth century, went
over with all his forces from Richard III, to the Earl of Richmond
(afterward Henry VII'.), at the im
minent risk of bis son, Lord Strange's,
head. The present earl, the elder
brother of Lord Stanley, has now
practically retired from publio life,
although at one time hopes were
entertained that, like his fathor, he
would load the Conservative party.
The earl, however, waB by no means
a robust Tory, and his hard-headed
common sense would not permit him
to agree with the "gunpowder and
glory" policy of Lord Beaconsfield,
and thus it happened that he left
that statesman's ministry, and ultimately took his place on the Liberal
benches of the liouse of lords. In
the Gladstone ministry of 1882
Lord Derby had a place, but, being
unable to acquiesce in the Home
Rule measure of 1886, he retired
from public lifo and has since been
little heard of on political questions.
Lord Stanloy of Preston, governor-
goneral of this Canada of ours, received his title as lately as 1880,
having previously filled high offico
in the United Kingdom. In 1858
he joined tbo Grenadier Guards,
from which regiment he retired in
1805. He hns ever evinced, however, a strong interest in military
affairs, and is honorary colonel of
the Royal Lancaster regiment. He
first entered parliament twenty-four
years ago, as member for Preston,
and has also sat for Nortii Lancaster. In 1868 he became a lord of
the admiralty, and from 1871 to
1877 wns secretary for war, leaving
that office to become financial secretary to the treasury. In 1878
Mr. Gatliorue Hardy wns raised to
the peerage, and Oolonel Stanley-
took the secretaryship for war, at
the same time becoming a privy
councillor. Since then he bus been
secretary for the colonies and president of the board of trade in Lord
Salisbury's administrations. He is
a ripe scholar and nn old Etonian,
but is a graduate of neither of the
great English universities He
married in 1S64 Lndy Constance,
eldest daughter of the 4th Earl of
Clarendon, K.C. Of the marriage
there are eight children living, seven
boys and one girl.
From this brief sketch it will bo
seen that the governor-general is a
man well fitted by birth, education,
and knowledge of ndiiirs to till
tho high position lie occupies
as viceroy of the Queen. In
his person he unites the amiability
of the polished gentleman with the
precision of the high official, and in
him we discern those qualities which
should go with the man who sits in
the queen's place. It is no sinecure
which the governor-general of the
Dominion is called upon to fill, und
no man unless uniting in himself
tho courtesy of the politician as well
as tho wisdom of the trained states
man, would ever fill the office with
justioe to our country, with credit
to himself, or with honor to the
British Empire. It is becauso wo
see in Lord Stanloy of Preston a
man of attainments, of marked individuality, of courteous presence
and of large experience, and because
he is the chosen representative of
our gracious Queen, that we hail
him with hearty welcome to the
Royal Oity, giving him that loyal
greeting which our devotion to the
throne calls for.
,  God Save the Queen,
A bridge across the English
Channel, joining France with England by rail, ia now, says the Scientific American, considered feasible
by some of the most eminent engineers of those countries. Such mon
have declared their willingness to
undertake the construction, and
financiers of adequate resources have
offered to raise the necessary funds
for its completion. Such a bridge
would shorten tho trip from Paris
to London, including the Channel
crossing, to five hours, where now
from nine to eleven hours are re-
quired by way of the Strait of Dover, a bit of water which, as overy
traveller knows, has more tumble
and pitch and roll in it than any
similar stretch of travelled highway
the world over. The project being
now looked upon with favor by engineers and financiers, the question is
left for parliament to decide— one of
political expediency; and as, from a
practical standpoint, it brings up
the samo issues that wero involved
in the Channel tunnel project, there
yet remains one obstacle at least in
the way of its accomplishment, The
subject waa brought to the attention
of the recent meeting, at Paris, of
the Iron and Steel Institute, by the
reading of a paper by M, Ilonri
Schneider, entitled, "The Channel
Bridge, Preliminary Designs by
Messrs. Schneider it Oo. (Oreusot
Iron Works) and H. Hersent," the
title page, by authority, bearing tho
names of Sir John Fowler and
Benjamin Bakor. Tho two last
mentioned are tho engineers of tlio
Forth bridgo, one of the most i-o-
mnrliable ongineoring fonts of tho
day; and tho fact that they are willing to guaranteo the feasibility of
tho Channel bridge, and that "a
great financier in Paris, ono who
could do almost auy thing in the way
of money," told Sir James Kitson,
the president of the institute, that
"he would find the money," removes
it from the category of schemes
whioh, at least in publio estimation,
are labeled "visionary." The plan
is to construct a steel structure
across the Channel from Folkestone
to Oape Grisnez, a distance of 24J
miles, and though not the narrowest
part of that tempestuous waterway
—from Dover to Calais is only about
20 miles—it is the shallowest and
hence the best suited for bridge construction. On this line the aeepest
water is about 30 fathoms (180 feet).
A million tons of metal would be
required, the total cost being esti
mated at $170,000,000 (£34,000,-
000), and the time necessary ten
years. The white and blue chalk
with an underlying base of slate
forming the channel bottom is, it is
said, capable of sustaining a weight
of about 10 tons per square foot.
The piers, of solid masonry and
raised above high water mark, are
to be rectangles, each 82 feet long,
the other dimensions to suit the substructure. Upon these will rest
metal columns to carry the superstructure high enough to allow of
freo navigation below. M. Schneider
says: "The surface (of supporting
piers) in contact with the ground
may be 1,604 square meters (17,-
265 square feet) or less, according
to depth. The masonry will be
built inside metal caissons' forced 'ny
compressed air down to the solid
ground. The cessions will bo surmounted by metal enses surrounding
lho masonry, and will serve to Hoat
the piers until tbey touch the
ground." To build a solid pier of
masonry in thn boisterous and rolling sens of the English Channel
would seem, indeod, almost Jieyond
the power of man, but this plan of
M. Schneider's of building tlie piers
in still water in metal cuisSoiis and
floating them out to their places obviates the difficulty. Nor is it so
bold ns would appear, for he points
out the fact that, at Toulon, im-
metiso masses of brickwork, sometimes us much as 100,000 tons
weight, have been floated for
months. Indued, he says that, if a
pier when sunk is found to be out
of position, it can be floated again
and resunk. The spans aro to be
from 1)00 to 1,500 feet, with n central independent span, by which a
saving of about 17 per cent, in
weight may bo cll'ected.
Another Triumph for Mheriill.
The finest musical organization that
has ever visited Victoria, Liberuti's
great band, filled tho theatro from pit
to dome last evening, Even iliuso who
had attended the lirst night's concert
wero surprised at tho excellence of the
programme. Every number wns delightful, particularly sn tho grand union
selection, threo national airs played nt
tho same time by different putts of tho
band, iu perfeot. harmony, and producing nu effect as delightful 113 it wns
unusual. Among tho vocal numbers
"The Miserere," from ll Trovntore,
given by the quartette by specinl request, was received with enthusiustic
appreciation by the bouse. Iu his
solos Liberati proved himself fully ns
great a musician as a conductor, and
tho wholo programmo was such ns to
charm all attending. The citizens of
Victoria hope soon again to have the
pleasure of listening to the great Liberati band.—Colonist.
Chinese Iiniut|_rnlloii.
Since the delivery of Hon. Mr.
Dewdney's speech at Victoria, in whioh
he expressed himself in favor of Chinese immigration to a greater extent
than is now possible under the Restriction Act, the British Columbia
papers have been discussing the question with as much keenness as they
manifested four or five years ago. It
has been stated freely that representations have been made by tho imperial
authorities to the government hero to
modify the Canadian Act in view of
the possibility of its creating complications which might lead tn Iho injury
of British trade with China. The
minister of tho interior, it is alleged,
was requested to throw out u feeler to
the poople of British Columbia to seo
how they would accept any amendments to the act in the way of liberalizing its provisions. I have Mr. Dewdney's authority to state that these reports are absolutely without foundation. The minister told his Victoria
auditors that he was simply giving expression to his own sentiments, without inspiration from nny ono. He
■poke knowing tho requirements of
British Columbia, and that the pro
vinco was actually suffering from the
want of oheap labor. That this is tho
enso the salmon packers aro ready to
testify. The amounts paid to some of
their employes this year are almost incredible, and it is said that ono Indian
alone in leim than three weeks' time
earned over a thousand dollars. A
change in public opinion on the Chinese question would appear to bo manifesting itself in British Columbia, as
while Mr. Dewdney was in Victoria a
deputation of influential membors of
trado waited upon him, and urged a
reduotion on tho per capita tax. Parliament imposod tho presont restrictions nt the roquest of tho poopio of
British Columbia, and if British Columbians desiro modifications ill this
rospect they have it in thoir own hands
to procure thein.—Empire.
Is Still Suspicious of the Peaceful
Intentions of Germany, Austria and Italy.
A Successful Counterfeiter Captured After Turninp Out a Large
Quantity of Bogus Coin.
Tho Proposed Lightermen's Strike
Likely to he Abandoned, Although Agitation Continues.
Job printing of all kinds neatly dono
nt tho Columbian offlee Prioes will bo
found as low as at any other oflico in
the provmo.,—Adv,
Lonuon, Nov. 4.—While there is
the usual amount of curiosity ns to the
conference between Prince Bismarck
and Count Knlnoky, it seems certain
that tho only subject of discussion
which could havo brought about the
mooting ut this time lsu triple alliance,
Germany has already, according to
semi-official announcement, induced
Austria to adopt a more conciliatory
attitude towards Russia in order to remove all possiblo exouso for tho czar's
suspicion of unfriendly purpose on the
part of the alliance, but if the latest
advices from St. Petersburg aro to bo
trusted, the czar bas, since his roturn
to the Russian capital, again listened
with credulity to tho fanatical assertions of the puu-slavists, and is once
moro ready to believo, with or without
evidence, that tbe hand of every
European powor except Franco is
against Russia. Tho good effect produced upon the czar's mind by Prince
Bismarck's assurances nnd arguments
during his visit to Borlin nro thus, it
sounis, likely to be entirely obliterated
by tho influences to which he is permanently subjected, and it is considered probable that Prince Bismarck will
inipross upon Count Kalnoky tho necessity of making allowance for tho
constantly hostile attitude on the part
of Russia. The exertions which
the Emperor William is making to
gtiin tho personal friendship of tho
sultan, will, if successful, go far to-
toward neutralizing the effect of the
unfavorable stand taken by Russia,
and will relieve the government from
much of its present ombnrras&mont in
respect, to the eastern situation. It is
given out that the emporor was sur-
surprised at the military strength displayed by the sultan in the welcome
accorded hiin. Whether the German
monarch wan really surprised may well
bo doubted, for ho is as well acquainted
with the sizo of the armies and navies
uf his neighbors ns with thnt of his
own, but under the present circumstances ho was doubtless well pleased
to have ocular proof of the good degree of strength on Turkey's part, for
it becomes Germany's intorest to have
Tuikoy ns strong ns possiblo in playing
her off against Russia. A good understanding botween Berlin and Constantinople would also bo another bond of
good feeling between England and
Germany, for nothing would please the
English bondholders more than to
have anothor _;reut power interested
in maintaining Turkey as nn independent nation until her securities are all
Lonuon, Nov. 4.—Mrs. James
Brown Potter and Kyrle Bellew have
offered to take tho lending roles iu Bu-
chiuinn's new piny,"Clarissa tlnrlowe."
Mrs. Langtry has offered Mr. Bellew
the leading role at the St. James
theatre, of which nhe takes the management on the lira', of .January. H.
Hnmilton bus nccepted a commission tn
collaborate with Kyrle Bellew, and
writo plays for Mrs. Potter and Mr.
Bellew. Mrs. Potter's health is improving.
London, Nov. 4.—A brass worker,,
namod Wimsche, lias been arrested nt
Progue for counterfeiting. It is
learned that he had issued eight thousand Dmark pieces.
London, Nov. 4.—There is a disagreement among the leaders of the
London lightermen's strike, and, it is
possible that the proposed movement
will be abandoned. Some of the leaders are satisfied to accept the concessions whioh it is known ean be obtained beforehand, while others favor
striking in the hope of more considerable gains. The disagreement will
probably be overcomo before Monday.
Anothor immense meeting of men was
held yesterday.
Washington, Nov. 4.—Notwithstanding the protests filed by Governor
Fowle, of Nortii Carolina, it iB understood that Secretary Proctor, will
sanction the transfer of Chief Ueroti-
inio and his band of Apaches from
Mount Vernon barracks to the tract
of land which the Indian rights association agree to purchase for them in
the southwest corner of North Carolina. Congressman Ewart of that
state opposes the action of Governor
Fowle, and snys the poople of North
Carolina aro not opposed to having tho
Indians, and will sell their land to tho
association for thut purpose*. The
question will be settled this week.
St. Louis, Nov. 4.—Advices from
the Cherokee nation state that the recent order or communication of Secre
tary Noble in regard to Cherokee affairs, which was reoeived at Tahlequah,
the capital of tho nation, on Friday
evening, bas bad just the opposite
effect tho commissioner expected. The
Indians, who favored tlio Bole of the
outlet boforo, aro now obstinate. Thoy
say the govornmout has adopted tho
bulldozing tactics, and that thoy will
not yield nu inch. Chiof Mayes is
roported saying, "Tho order is no sur-
priso to us. It is not tho first ono wo
hnvo received. We understand that it
wns to coerco U3 into selling. The
govornment oannot bulldozo us in this
matter. The commissioners are trying to ring firo on us liko
hunted deer." Ho has doniod
that  he   was   in   favor   of   Belling
the strip. He did not know whether)
he would appoint delegates to confer
with the commissioners, and was not
sure that thero would be any negotia-1
lions at all. He reiterated his former
opinion that it would require a change
iu the constitution beioro any land
could be sold.
Washinoton, D. 0., Nov. 2.—Consul Turner, at St. Tiiumas, West Indies, reports to the state department
that Santa Cruz gathered during the
past year an unusually largo crop of
sugar, tho output being estimated at
20,000 hogalieads of 1,500 pounds
New York, Nov. 2.—MrB. Grant
denies that she has authorized the
removal of General Grant's body to
Westpoint or Arlington.
Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 2.--Word has
just boen recoived hero from Globe of
the killing of Sheriff Reynolds, of Gila
county, and the guard, who wero taking olovon Indian prisoners to Globe
from the reservation. Tho Indians
attacked the sheriff and guard and succeeded iu making their escape,
rooit MR. train.
Boston, Mass., Nov. 2.—Georgo
Francis Train was before Judge Mc-
Kiin in the probate court to-day on the
question of Train's insanity, Hia
counsel nsked for a postponement until
expert medical testimony could bo obtained. The court until it did not propose to hnvo the tnntterdrng along nn- .
reasonably. IF Train is insane tho petition should be di»iiii?sed, but if hois
simply an erratic crank,- ho should be
jailed until he Batiad.es the clnim
against him, or give.- the requisite
bonds. Mr. Edwards, counsel for Dr.
Spillar, who procured Train's nrrost,
claims thnt Train's insanity must be of i
such a naturo as to mnko him tumble
to appreciate what an oath means. The
hearing was postponed one week.
should nonr ub rooted out.
Milton, W. Va., Nov. 2.— Reports '
have reached horo of another bloody
fight between the Hatfield and McCoy factions. Last night a pnrty of
nbout thirty McCoys came across the
Blumentield's camp in tlie woods,about
six miles from Green Shoals. The
McCoys crept through the douse underbrush and lived a volley into the
camp, which included twenty persons.
The lire wns immediately returned and '
the Hatlields, though taken by surprise, being Hotter armed, soon repelled the McCoys. Of the Hattields, a
dozen wero woundod and two kiliod.
Tho killed wero John Bhinionlield, one
uf tho lenders, and Edwin Brown, son
of the woman recently shot nt Hedge's
Creek. Ono of the wounded moll wns
fatally hurt. When daylight came
two more dead bodieB wero found and
four severely wounded. Four wero
captured by the Hntfields, and it is
thought thnt still more were wounded.
Tho captured prisoners are Charles
Lumpkin, Pete McCoy, John Cain and
James Cain, The latter was so badly
wounded that be was loft to dio whoro
ho Iny, but tho other three were taken
to the Hiiitield headquarters, and it
was '.iiiuniiuously decided to shoot them
to-day. The courier who brought thia
news wns shot nt twice from ambush
while riding through Lincoln county.
"it is and is not."
London, Nov. 2.—The roport of the
Parnell commissi in will be issued in
January. U is nearly comploted. Tho
judges during the recess of tho court
met at Sir James Hiinnen's country
liouse and thoroughly analyzed the
evidence. They agreed upon the general siibstuucu ut it,* und Justice Hannen was delighted to write it up. It
iB reported that the conclusion of the
judges thus formally reported avoids
any condemnation of the Times, while
nt the same denying that the charges
brought against Parnell have not been
proved. The Parnellites will not accept the compromising verdict.
Those <;_ceily Lllllll Grubbers.
Editor Colombian.—Sir: Sinco handing you report of our first meoting it has
come to my knowledge that tho New
Westminster Southorn Railway Co. have
really settled with "ono" land-owner
along right-of-way in Surroy. I will
give you the facts of his case, that the
public may be nblo to judge of tho "generous" treatment we aro receiving at the
hands of said company, and also seo for
theniselvcB which party the term of
"Greedy land-grabbers" is most appropriate to (I refer to report iu a Now
Westminstor paper in which it was Btated that tho company wore making satisfactory arrangements re right-of-way,
with the oxception of a couple of "Greedy
land owners" in Surrey),
Tho party whom tho oomnany have
settled with owns 160 acres, situated on
a good road. Tho right-of-way runs
along tho wholo front of said lot, taking
off over six acres of first-class lnnd nnd
damaging balanco of property hy tho high
grade thrown up between it and the
road. Snid owner had himself cleared
about two acres ou right _. „ -., ,,0,,. ..fc
a cost of over §100 per ,.ui 1 .  '
stniul this was the only piece of Ian    ho
had to di.pond ou for his living.
Now, Mr. Editor, this man stated to
the oompnny'B agentB that ho was poor,
with a family to support, nnd therefore
not in a position td defond his rights,
and agreed to leave his enso in their
hands, trusting to thom ns honorable
gentlemen to glvo him a fair compensation for damage dono and land takon
from him. The "genorous" offer made
him was the immense sum of $110 (twenty
dollars) wliich, not mooting with his approval, was increased to $25 (twenty-five
dollars), but mark, Mr. Editor, this
nmount wns not paid down in crisp greenbacks, only promised on receipt of deed
renouncing nil chums on tho company,
which tlicy were woll nwnro could not bo
presented until Inter ou when the owner
is iu a position to obtain his title from
the land office.
These arc facts, as stated by Haiti landowner before two witnesses, aud I, thoreforo, trust you will find space for them ,
in your valuable paper, and oblige
A Surrey Land-owner. VOLUME 34.
NO. 45.
British Columbian i
Wednesday Morning. Nov. 0, 18811.
(Frout Daily Columbian, Nov. 4*1
A soow load of straw, 100 hales, arrived from Lulu Island yesterday for
W. R. Austin.
Six hundred and forty sheep arrived
yesterday from the interior for Van
Volkenburg Bros.
The str. Ruiivbow loft for Victoria
this morning with 15 passengers and
40 tons farm produce.
A scow load of Saanich lime, 550
bbls. in all, arrived yesterday consigned to Diokinson & Binnie.
The str. Rithet left for Victorin yeBterday with 93 head of cattle, 40 hogs
and 50 tons fnrm prnduco.
The morning train from Vancouver
brought over a number of citizons who
attended tlie funeral today.
In the absence of the pastor, nt the
Buptist Church last night, an interesting choral servico was rendered by the
The str. Princess Louise left for
Victoria this afternoon with a largo
number of passengers and a full load
of freight.
There was an attendance of 65 nt the
roligious meeting yestorday in the Y.
Jd.C.A. rooms. Rov. J. H. White oonducted the service.
The lately arrived fruit treos now
lying at the depot were being distributed to-day. The plants are in fine
condition and look promising.
The memorial sermon for the late
Robert Dickinson will bo preached at
Holy Trinity church next Sunday
morning by the Venernblo Archdoacon
A largo number of new bouses have
boon eroctod nt Sapperton during tho
last three months, a numbor of which
nre very handsome and comforhblo
The new Roynl Columbian Hospital
nt Sapperton was visited yesterday by
sovoral hundred people, who all admired
itB handsome architecture and beautiful location.
The line choral service rendered by
tho choir nt Holy Trinity Church on
All HaintB evo, wus repented Inst night,
and thoroughly oujoyod by the lurge
Seven young men enrolled their
names for the phunograpby class ou
Saturday night at the Y. M. C. .A.
rooms. More will undoubtedly join
during the season.
Invitations havu been issued wholesale by the Y.M.C.A. for a big Thanksgiving dinnor next Thursday. A great
many have been accepted, and a fine
time is anticipated.
The lumber for tho now sidewalk on
Columbia street, from St. Mary's
church to tho new Royal Columbian
Hospital, has beon laid down and the
wallt will be built forthwith.
Georgo Flux, charged with an assault committed on S. H. Webb, on
tho 28th ult., appoared at the police
court this morning to answer the
chargo, but was dismissed as the complainant did not appear to prosecuto.
The letter from Aid. Cunningham,
printed in another column, was receivod several days ago, but withhold by
request owing to the Bad events which
have overwholmned tho city during the
past week. It wns nut Mr. Cunningham's deBiro to obtrude political affairs
on tho publio whilo Borrow filled every
Among tho consignment of game
to W. H. Vianen on Saturday wero no
less than 400 snipe. Roports from up
river say snipe sh.oting has nover been
bo good as it ia thia Benson. The birds
are very numerous, though shy, but
the mnny excellent opportunities for
cover give the sportsman lots of chances
to bag his gamo with ease.
Dan, an Indian, wns charged at tho
polico court this morning with having
intoxicants in his possession. He
pleaded guilty and was remanded for
sentence until the Gth inst. An information was laid against Ah Toy, alia*
fourteen otlier names, for having supplied Dan with tho liquor. He was
ordered to be arrested at onco.
Tho work of dooorating Herring's
Opera House for Lord Stanley's reception on Wednesday evoning has been
entrusted to Mossra A. F. Cotton and
W. T. Cooksloy, and this important
and delicate matter oould not have been
left in bettor hands. Tho opera house
will bo decorated with ever-greons,
bunting, hut-house plants and flowers,
mottoeB, etc., nnd all will be nrrangod
in most handsomo style.
A gentleman, something of an authority on the subject, estimates
the amount of canned salmon yot in the
Fraser rivor canneries as 85,000 casos.
The amount on hand in the vicinity of
the Skcona river is something loss than
10,000 ensos, and tho majority of this
will bo brought down by the Sardonyx.
Thero nre two sailing vossols yet to bo
loaded with this commodity, tho barks
Not-cross and Doehrn, and the Tython-
us' enrgo to bo completed.—Times.
Vancouver Police lrrri.nh.rll.iw.
Mr Jii-tic** TViikn. who held the investigation into tho police irregularities
nt Vancouver, has submitted his roport
of tho proceedings, with opinions, to
the Vancouver city counoil. Ho finds
Chiof Stewart guilty of a number of irregularities, and Ollicor Fyfe guilty of
taking hush money from Chinese gamblers and prostitutes. At a meeting of
tho Vancouver city counoil on Saturday the report was road and after considerable discussion chiof Stowart and
officer Fyfe woro dismissed from the
foroo, end it was decidod to completely
reorganize tho sorvico.
."ilciniirlal Trees.
A solid silver spade, ..ighteen inches
long nud weighing 40 oz., is being
manufactured nt Mr. Crake's establish*
ment on Columbia street. This dainty
ogricultural implement will bo used by
Lady Stanley in plaining the memorial
trees at the Queen's park, on Wednesday or Thursday. The spade will be
of pure silver, polished, and of the ordinary straight handled shape. Professional shovellers will have a chance
to see how the lineal descendant of an
ancient and noble family can handle a
spado, and it is to be hoped that the
trees planted under such aristocratic
auspices will grow apace, flourish and
do honor to their planter.
H. Kirkland, of Ludner's, iB in the
T. E. Ladner and wifo came up from
the Delta thia.morning.
Frank Emi*rutin Takes a Terrible Klde but
hns n MurvcllouH Escape*
A terrible runawayaccident occurred
on Douglas Bt. this morning, wliich was
only unattended with fatal results by
the interposition of Providence. One
of Gilley Bros.' teams, driven by Frank
Emerson, was proceeding towards the
city and when noarly opposite the old
cemetery took fright and dashed madly
down the hill. Emorson stuck to the
reins most courageously, and safely
guided the infuriated animals past a
carriage containing a lady, hut all
his strength had no effect in reducing
tho speed of the runaways. Having
only an insecure seat at best, the mo-
ment the rounh corduroy near tho
Nortii Arm road was reached the violent jolts of the vehicle displaced Emerson from his seat, and a moment later
he was thrown violently forward and
fell between the horsos, but was caught
by the whiffle tree and traces to which
ho clung desperately until tbe animals
finally came to a standstill on Colombia
Street opposite Townsend's stables.
During the fearful rido in this position
tho clothes wero almost entirely torn
from Emerson's body, but strange to
sny that beyond a numbor of scratches
and bruises, nono of a seriuus nature,
ho sustained no injury. Dr. Coopor
wnB immediately summoned and gave
the injured man all the attention thnt
medical skill could suggest, nnd the
dootor is of the opinion that he will be
able to movo nbout again after a few
dnys' rest. Although the vehicle wns
overthrown and one of tho horses
dragged a littlo in the mud on Columbia street, tho injuries to horso and rig
were vory slight, whicli, under the circumstances, is remarkable.
Flint-rul of the l.nlt* i:\-HiijtirOiclilnniin.
All Immense Concourse Follows
tlie lti'iunliis In their I_iBt
It-Kilns  Place.
The stillness of tho Sabbath wus repeated again to-dny. Business during
the forenoon wns only partially carried
on, many offices not being opened during the whole day, and in tho afternoon all business was suspended. The
mills and factories wore shut down and
stores closed, labor was suspended on
street work and building operations,
and tho whole city wore a Sunday appearance. The memory of the late
Robert Dickinson was respected by
every creed and class in the community, aud nover did the people of
WestminBter turn out more spontaneously to pay a laat tribute to the honored dead. From every masthead in
the city, und on ovory veBsel in the
harbor, Hags waved at halfinast, nnd
strangers in the city could not but have
beon strongly impressed with the universal love and respect in which our
lamented ex-mayor was hold. Seldom
hns such n largo funeral been seen in
the royal city, and never wero tho
accompanying ceremonies viewed with
tho samo sorrow und solemnity as those
of to-dny. Thirty years' faithful citizenship had moro than endeared Robt.
Dickinson in tho hearts of his fellow
citizens, and it was only natural that
the parting tribute to tho clopurted
should havo boen nccompnnied with
deopor and more sorrowful feelings
than was ever the caso in Westminstor
A vory numerous concourBe awaited
tho taking of the coffin from the deceased's lato residence on Armstrong
streot, to the hoarse. This was done
at about 2 o'clock, and the cortege
proceeded to Holy Trinity Church by
wny of Oolumbia streot. Tho church
waB literally packed to tho doors, and
many hnd been wnting fully au hour.
The coffin was received at the entrance
by Bishop Sillitoe, Ven. Archdeacon
Woods and Rov. Mr. Croucher. It
was laid ill front of the altar, and tbo
servico, which waB mainly choral, was
commenced. The scene was ono to inspire tho most solemn thoughts; the
rioh sun light streamed in through the
western windows and lit up tho old
church grandly, and ns the mournful
litany for the doad, sung by the ohoir
with much fooling, swelled out in
bumts of harmony, thoro wero few
presont who woro not deeply impressed. On every faco was tho shade
of sorrow mid sympathy. In the
front pew, in the centre, sat the
bereaved relatives, clad in black, nnd
often giving wny to their griof in tears
The bishop rond from scripture a
selection appropriate to tho occasion,
spooking of hopo ■ in tho Christian's
futuro and the lifo beyond the valloy
of the shadow of death. Tho vast
congregation listened in tho most profound ailonce aa tho Bolemn voico of
tho pronoher echoed throughout the
building, nnd his worda carried all the
effect which dignity and Impressive-
uess of surroundings could give thom.
At tbo conoluBion of tho reading tho
cuskot wns bomo from the church,
preceded by tho bishop nnd tho Ven-
orable Archdeacon Woods, who rodo
in tho first carriago nt tho hoad of tho
procossioti. The coflin, which was
covered with beautiful wreaths of
flowers, wub thon placed in tho henrso
uud driven slowly down Uio street.
Tho pull-bearers were Messrs. John
Hendry, ii. Douglas, J. W. Harvey,
Goo. Turner, M. M. ljlugliah, nnd W.
Moresby.   Then  followed  iho  chief
mourners, the relatives of the deceasod,
who seemed quite broken down by
their terrible loss. A large party of
leading citizens followed on foot,
and next came carriages containing
members cf the city council and
Mayor Oppenheimer and Alderman Alexander of Vancouver.
Then oame a body of the Ancient order
of United Workmen in regalia, followed by the Hyack Fire Oo. in uniform
and twenty-two strong. Fifty carriages in line made up the rest of the
procession, whioh was about half a
mile in length. Great numbers of
people accompanied the procession out
to the cemetery, where the body was
finally consigned to mother earth.
The bell in the tower of Holy Trinity
Church was tolled throughout the service and during tho arrival and departure of the remains.
Hr. Cunningham's Bcply.
Editor Columbian.—Sir i I regret
exceedingly that in tho interest of truth
I am compelled to reply to a communication in your issue of tho 28th n)t., whon I
was al)8ent from the city.
I have lived on the best of terms with
Mr. Major for over a quarter of a oentury,
and can account for bis extraordinary
courso at this particular juncture only
on tho theory that his close buainess relations with Mr. Corbould, and the bare
chance of his having that gentleman in a
position to further his interests in quarters othor than this city, has so turned
his head, and worked on his excitable,
imagiuativo nature that he can scarcely
mako any distinction betweon fact and
Mr. Major is certainly laboring under
strong delusion if ho behoves, as ho
states, that I ever voluntarily or involuntarily proposed to withdraw in favor
of Mr, Corbould or any other person.
The interests involved aro of too serious
a nature to admit of such a thought.
Westminster has gained a littlo vantage
ground this year, made a point or two,
which must be held at any cost, A littlo
mismanagement now might throw all in
confusion and render this city an ensy
prey to designing schemers who arc constantly coming to th. front. If there
over was a time in our history when men
loyal to the coro woro needed it is now.
It were presumptuous to claim for myself
greater wisdom and ability than many
otlier good citizens whom I could name,
but I will yield to none in my devotion
to what I considor tho best interests of
this city and district. I tako it that the
city and district are now so closely united
that what affects one affects both; on this
broad platform I stand, come what may.
To nnito our forces and influence bas
been my steady aim lor years.
I ain not aware that Mr. Corbould has
over expressed his views oa this or any
other subject that concerns this city, so
I could not entertain the thought of
supporting him or any otlier candidate
whoso views, if ho has any at all, are
unknown to the public. If Mr. Major
jumped atsuell a conclusion he is entirely at fault. "The wish is father to the
Soon aftertho close of tho exhibition,
having occasion to call at the office of
Messrs. Major k Pearson, I. informed
Mr. Major that I was a candidate for the
vacant seat, and in a manly way nsked
his support; he replied that he had not
committed himself to auy ono, having
but recently returnod from Ontario he
did not know how matters stood, but
would see mo Inter, or words to that e_-
foct. I heard nothing moro from him,
nor did lever receivo a hint, of his intention to bring out Mr. Corbould till tbe
Uth ult., when I was conversing with
my sons in their oflice.
Messrs. Major and Gamble oallcd- and
requested a, private interview. "Wo
withdrew from the olllco for a fow moments, when Mr. Major stated the object ot their visit was to request me to
meet the frionds of McsBrs. Jenns and
Corbould to seo if an agreement could
not ho reached whereby one candidate
only would run and ho returned by acclamation. I promptly replied that I
would do nothing of the kind, for I bad
stated over my own signature that I
would not withdraw in favor of any man,
and that 1 would run if I go. only a
dozen votes. I thought then, and know
now that it was a dishonorable proposition to make, on nny pretext whatever.
Mr. Major replied that I had spoken
candidly, and now they knew what to
do; this is the gist of the conversation as
nearly ns I can remember,.
I saw Mr. Major later the same day,
and statod that I had spoken perhaps a
littlo too abruptly, not intending nny of-
fence. I felt irritated at tlio proposition
to stultify myself, and assigned good and
sufficient reason therefore; at any rato I
could not entertain the thought of withdrawing, Mr. Major expressed regret,
nnd gave as his reason,, that I was needed
in the council nnd could do more good
there tban in the legislature, adding,
tliat so long as I was a member of the
council ho folt safe, but would sell out
all his eity proporty and movo away if I
wero to resign as aldonnan.
I heard nothing more of tbe political
movements for several days, when a
friend informed mo that, a report was
being circulated by Mr. Corbould's
frionds that I had agreed to withdraw in
that gentleman's favor. I was oompelled
to contradict this, no matter who was
hit; honca Mr. Major's violent attack.
What a chango has como over tho man?
I nm a guardian nngol oyer his property
while occupying a scat in tho council,
but a serious inconvenience, that must
be gotten rid of nt the expenso of all that
is valuable in true manhood, when I attempt to cross the traok of his associate
iu many adventurous schemes. "Consistency thou art n jewel."
Mr. Major nnd his friends are notified
that I am in the field to stay. Ido not
propose to Le bought ull', coaxed ur
driven. If Major, Corbould, rl al.,owned
tho while of Vanoouver, from Hastings
to Point Gray, it nuist not weigh a
feather in this oan.pa.gn. If those
gentlemen need an ngent in our legislature to guard anil foster their schemes,
tlicy must look elsewhere; nssurodly it
will not he ut the oxponso of Now Westminster if l can prevent it. Weightier
considerations must occupy tho timo and
thought of the mau who would honestly
represent ibis important constituency.
Questions affootlng New Wostminstcr
more than any electoral district in tho
provinco arc coming to the front, and
may bo precipitated before the next session is ten days old. A member with
divided interests is not to lie trusted under any circumstances, and I believe tho
electors of N. W. will see to it thnt wo
take no such chances.
Apologizing for occupying so much of
your valuable spaco, I am yours faithfully, Thomas Cunnixiiiiam.
(from Daily Columbian. Nov. 5)
By some accident Mr. C. G. Major's
beautiful Jersey cow lost both its horns
yesterday afternoon.
Thursday has been proclaimed a
general holiday for tho proper observance of Thanksgiving day.
The holders of lacrosse and football
medals are requested to hand them in
to Mr. F. Crake to be engraved.
Mr, Laity of Maple Ridge after a
long Biege of typhoid fever left St.
Mary's Hospital to-day to return to hia
The Irving left this morning with
10,000 feet of lumber, 20 tons of general merchandise and nbout 4,000 fruit
trees, to he distributed at the way
Surrey municipal council will present Lord Stanley with an address* on
his arrival at Westminster to-morrow
afternoon. Surrey is always to the
front in important matters.
Sapperton is badly in need of a
public hall where meetings, concerts
and entertainments may be held. This-
is a chance for some enterprising capitalist to make a good investment.
Thanksgiving turkey is coming into
town in hordes from tho farming districts,, and, with a beautiful understanding of the complete fitness of
things, the Siwnshes are bringing in
great store of cranberries.
A writ was issued and served to-day
at the instance of Mr. E. M. N.
Woods, olaiming $10,000 damages* for
libel, against Truth. It appears that
this suit arises out of a publication
which appeared in Sunday morning's
isBue of Thith.
Wah Sun, a Chinese convict who
was sentenced to two years in the
penitentiary, under the Speody Trials
Act, at Nanaimo, has been taken down
to Victoria under the liabeas corpus
and will have a furthor hearing before
the supremo court.
The Sappoi'ton public Bchool, established one year ago, !b already overcrowded with scholars and will have
to be enlarged in the near future.
Evory sent in the building is occupied
at prosent and new scholars are continually applying for admittance.
The Brunette Sawmills Co. shipped
4000 salmon boxes to Wadham's cannery yesterday,, their last shipment for
the season. Since the packing season
opened the Brunette sawmills have
manufactured 112,000 Bolmon boxes,
moro than doublo the number ever
mado by this company in any previous
This is Guy Fawkes' day, the glorious 5th of November on which
the youth of England nro wont to perfume their native air with fumes of
"villainous saltpetre" and otherwise
misbehave theniselvoB. The authorities havo dealt ao stringently with
cases of this description that the custom ia well nigh a thing of the past—
and deservedly so.
That Chinese garden at Sapperton,
so often complained about, is said to
be just as great a nuisance as ever,
notwithstanding the efforts of the
health committae and police authorities to put it down. Since the hot
weather has passed away the disagreeable odors havo been less annoying,
hut ttill the smells are there and remain a continual discomfort to neighboring families. Another petition to
the council regarding this nuisance will
be presented to the council.
i.o. <_. t.
The following officers ef Excelsior
lodge No. 8, havo been installed in
their respective chairs by Bro. Thos.
Havelook, L. Deputy; P.C.T., Sister
L. Thornber; O.T., Bro. C. T. Williams; V.T., Bro. Jnincs Hendry; R.S,
Bro. W. 0. Loye; Asst. &, Sis. Annie
Latham; F.S., Bro. F. H. Meyer;
Treaa., Sis. W, Bukor; S.J.T., Sis. E.
Latham; Mars., Bro. J. J. Johnston;
D.M., Sis. Minnie Brny; Chap., Bro.
D. Cameron; 1,G. Sis. Mary Elliott-,;
Sent., Bro. N. Preston; Urganiat,   J..
i—. _».	
The Devouring Element.
This morning, at 2 o'clock, the family
of Dr. Montgomerie, on tho Scott road,
about font, miles from this city, wero
roused from their slumbers to discover
that their home was on fire. In fifteen
minutes from the time of making the
discovery both the dwelling and the
barn adjacent wore in ashes. A piano
and somo clothes ware the only ejects
Bavod, everything elso being a total
loss. The houso was partially insurod,
and tho actual losajvas about $2,000.
The fire is supposod to havo originated
from a spark on the roof.
Mm. Oi-di*-* Case.
A Legacy Awaits Hlm.
The agent of the American Seaman's
Socwi.y publishes tho following; "A
logscy awaits Mr. Robort Slater—Information solicited—Any porson knowing thowhereabouts of Mr. Robort Slater and who will Bend word to Chaplain
R. Stubbs, Tacoma. Wa.., will thereby
put Mr, Slater in the way of getting a
bequest left him by his deceased father,
Mr. Robert Slater, of Glasgow Scotland. Chaplain Stubbs will sccuro and
furnish R. Slater ticket to Glnsgow.
Robert Slater was in Portland, Ore.,
four yoars ago, has been a. seafaring
mnn; stands about 5 foot 4 inches; ia of
dark comploxion; very dark and long
eyelashes, weighs about 135 pounds and
is about 40 yours of age.
supreme coiu-t.
Ita-nreUicHoii. Ml'.Justl-- McCreight.
Tietjen _s. Harding—On motion of
Mr, Eckstein, counsel for the plaintiff,
tho oourt decreed n perpetual injunction, with coats, ngninst tho defendant,
restraining him from seUiiis cigars undor tho name of tho "Littlo Mainland." Mr. .Jenns appeared for the
Mrs. Orde, who was brought down
from Cariboo a couple of weeks ago,
having heen committed as insane hy
two justices of the peace at Richfield,
and who was pronounced Bane, as far as
could be ascertained by two prominent
practitioners of this city, is still in
town and uuable to return home for
want of funds. The city council was
applied to last night to assist in defraying ber expenses home to Cariboo, but
the case is not one in which the city is
called upon to act. The oity clerk,
however, was instructed to lay the case
before the provincial government, and
ask that body to rectify the serious
mistake made by the Cariboo magistrates. It is generally hoped the government will deal promptly and liberally with the unfortunate woman.
MelLce Bankln.
The well known romantic actor, Mo-
Keo Rankin will present hia lateBt
eastern success, "The Runaway Wife,"
next Saturday night ut the opera
houso. The play affords Mr. Rankin
an opportunity to display his remark*
able dramatic powers, and in his role
of Arthur Eastman hin work is equal
to anything he has ever done either in
"The Two Orphans," "The Danites,"
"49, or the Golden Giant." "The
Runaway Wife" dealing- though it does
with the familiar domestic life of people liko ourselves, contains scenes of
thrilling interest and the situations are
all most dramatically handled. Mr.
Rankin will be supported by Miss
Mabel Bert, formerly lending lady of
the California Theatre, and an exceptionally strong company, and an
evening of pleasing dramatic entertainments nwnita nil who attend.
Tbl! _lovcriioM_encrnl-B Reception.
There was an informal meeting at
the city hull this afternoon-at 3 o'clock
to improve upon the programme arranged for tho governor-general's reception. The vice-regal party will arrive by special train from Vancouver
at 5 p. m. and will bo offiicially received at Messrs. Mathers and Millt-
gan's-new wharf. Only ofticials will be
presented at this reception. Liborati's
Band will play at this and also at tho
public reception which will take place
at 10-' o'clock in tho Opera House.
The Liberati concert will begiu at 7:30'
o'clock so as to permit the band to bo
present! On Thursday morning the
vice-regal party will take stOnmer at
Sapperton, visit the Roynl City Planing Mills, the Hatchery and other
points of interest ou the rivor. After
lunch they will viait the penitentiary
and irt.the afternoon Lady Stanley will
plant the first tree on Queen's park,
and .Mer may drive around town.
Everybody should turn out to the public reception and give the -rice-regal
party* a right royal welcome.
The Great Celebration.
Following is the Treasurers' report
of the receipts and expenditures in connection with the citizens celobration
held during tho first week o5 October.
The roport is most satisfactory and reflects tho highest credit on the various
conunitteeB under whoso management
the amounts were expended.
It might be hero noted that fow of the
committees exceeded their appropriations, while tho majority expended
considerably under tbe allotted __■
As nlronil.- published (_vlH_-'85
Revenue from Grand Stand    WS (KJ
do     tlo    Hnll tickets    171150
Ball expenses	
.Music     do	
l'-lrlworks do 	
Boating   do    	
Printing, advertising	
Horse racing	
Decoration -	
Firemen •	
Grand Btand ....
.fudges Uo 	
Rille match	
Secretary's salary __	
Presentation to Treasurer _.
Telegrams -
Balance at credit in Hankol Montreal -	
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Ui'Milnliuu or -__udol___M>.
A mooting of the-magistrates of this
city was held this morning in the courthouse, his honor, Judge Bole, in the
chair. There were presont, Shoriff
Armstrong, B. Douglas, Jas. Cunningham, Capt. Pittendrigh, P. MoTiernan, H. V. Edmonds, James Wise, T.
ft Atkinson, and H. DeBeck. Tho
meeting was cenvonod for the purpose
of passing resolutions of condolence
on tho douth of ex-Mayor Dickinson.
The following is n copy of the minutes: At a meeting of magistrates of
tho city of Now Westminster, held nt
the Court Houae on tho 5th dny of November, A. D., 1889, Judge Bole, S.
M., in tho chnir.
Moved by Sheriff Armstrong, and
seconded by H. V. Edmonds, and resolved, Thut llio _uagia._u.i: of the
city of New Westminster learn with
tho deepest regret of the death of their
late colleague, Robert Dickinson, Esq.,
ex-mayor and justico of the peace, and
who for nearly quarter of a century
has been with us in the commission of
the peace; therefore, be it furthor
Resolved, Thnt this meeting of tha
magistrates of New Westminster does
tender to tho widow nnd children of
our doceased colleague, our warmest
sympathies in this their groat affliction, and sincerely hopo thnt the Almighty Ruler mny comfort and support
them in this thoir hour of noed.
Rosulved, Thnt a copy of theso minutes bo forwnrdod to MrB. Dickinson.
Tho resolution will be handsomely
hand-printed in Old English text by
Mr. Georgo Tumor, nnd will then bo
presented to Mrs, Dickinson nnd
An Exciting Ennaway.
This afternoon about 1 o'clock a
team belonging to Mr. John Andre-
zjeweski, driven by John Chapelle, becoming frightened at something, ran
away and went tearing along Front st.
to Begbie St. at a furious gait. Mr.
Chapelle was shaken off and the horseB,
free from all control, continued their
mad flight up Begbie st. to Columbia
street and tbence in the direction of
Sapperton, The noise made by the
flying steeds and the heavy wagon
loaded with beer-casks, was such as to
call out one of the largest crowds seen
on Columbia streot in a long time.
After passing Mnry street, and still
going at a terrific pace, a young man
on horseback tried to head off the
team, but unsuccessfully. Mr. M.
Mowat, who was passing at the time,
made a dash for the end of the wagon,
and with the agility of a cat swarmed
up- over the barrels and by the exorcise of conaiderablo strength., and
speaking gently to the animal*,, managed to calm their excited brains and
bring them down to the statute- pace,
lawful within the city limits. The
young man was attended by Dr. Walker, but is not much injured, although
his escape was dangerously narrow.
The daring and promptitude of Mr.
Mowat cannot be too highly commended, for hod-the team been allowed to
go on their way, the most lamentable
reaults might have ensued. It requires
more than ordinary bravery to voluntarily get up behind a pair of maddened
horses, dashing no one knows where or
to what terrible ending. By one of-
those providential interpositions little
short of miracles, no one was hurt
seriously, nor was any damage done.
The next foot-ball practice will be
held on Thursday, afternoon at 3 o'clock
sharp, and eveiy member is expected
to be on hand as it is likely to bo tho
last practice before tho match with
Vancouver at Hastings on Saturday.
The Vancouver team is being carefully
trained for the event, and it is said their
men will take tlm field in better condition for a match' thun ever before.
They Jiave been playing practice
matches for several Saturday's whicli
bas enabled the ooiplain to feel the
strength of his men and improve the
weak spots wherever visible. It seems
clear that Westminster has a hurd combination to defeat,, and here il is:
H. H. McKay, fullback: Burrell, R.
P. Woodward, F. 0'ordingly, C. H.
Woodward, J. O. Benwell, halfbacks;
F. Malcolm (Cipt'dn), R. M. Fripp,
Dawson, G. McL. Brown, Pugh,
Rounsefell (Ben.), __,. Harvey, Tom
Boultbee, Campbell, forwards; reserves
—Coleman, Evans, Alexander, F.
Rounsefell, Palmer, Edwards,
Following teams Have been selected
to play in the Thanksgiving Day practice: Captain's team-: Bell, full-back;
Lewis, three-quarter backs; Woods,
three-quarter back;. Irwin, one-half
back; Lister, (Captain), forward; Miller, forward; Pickles, forward; Clute,
forward; Shetky, forward; Port, forward; Aikman, forward; Wilson, forward; Whitoaido, forward; Sloan, forward. Vice-Captains: B. J. Peele,
full back; R. ClarJte, three-quarter
back;J. C. Wliyte, three-quarterback;
McMartin, half back; (Oaptain),
Worsfold, half back; Corbett, forward; Hamber, forward;P. Peele, forward; Allen, forward; Morrison, forward; Pittendrigh,, forward; Bovillo,
forward; Homer, forward; Draper, forward; Keay, forward.
Indians nnd I liliiiwi-.
Ah Toy is a Ohinaman whom nature
seems to have had a spite against at his
l.trth. He is humpbacked, nnd knock*
kneed, his fnco is- honeycombed with
smallpox pits, thick-lipped, squints
horribly, and he i_ so lame that ho is
popnlarly known as "Limpsy." The
god Pan would have seemed tin Apollo
Belvidere beside "Limpsy." This engaging specimen of Celestial humanity
was let loose in society last Wednesday
from the jail, whore he had been aei V-
ing a term of six.months for some villainy or other. . The chief of police
Bays he hns spent nearly nil his out s in
jail. Ah Toy's cue, or queue, disappeared many years ago, nnd luiBift had
a ohanoe to sprout ngnin. The specific
offense which called Ah Toy into ilia
august presence of magisterial justice
this morning, wns tho Belling of v. his.
key to a Musquini Indinn named Dan.
Dan was remanded from Monday to
Wednesday to give him time to scrape
up the S2J, fino which had been imposed upon him for having nnd using
tho liquor. Ab Toy wns brouithi out
to listen fio Dan's ovidence, and when
shown the bottle of whiskey repudiated
it by saying, "me no sabey him." Dan
admitted frankly the fact of liming
the whiskey and partaking of it. "Did
it make you drunk?" queried hia honor. "Well," said Dan, drnivliueiy,
"not awful drunk." "Just what you'd
notic., ehJ" "Yaas, that wns it." Ah
Toy when nsked what ho had to say ns
to Dans evidence, said, "Tho Si.* , lies ;_u too iiiuoiioo lie, ho uu sabey nelil
at all." His honor Bent Toy up for s x
months nt the jail. Toy lamented
thereat, saying thore was "too mucheo
washee; no good."
Two faithful Mooches handed in ?20
to pay Dan's fino, and Mr. MoTiernan
wont security for tho other fivo. Dan
was received into the bosom of hiB
crowd of friends with hurricanes of
Chinook welcomes and unlimited
The trial of the man Harvey, who
murdered his wifo and two children,
was finished nt Guelph, Ont., on Si-'-
urday. Strong efforts wero made to
provo ho was insano through m-ney
troubles nt tho timo of his Vrible
dood; but tho jury, aftor a sb'rt deliberation, returned a vn'dict of
"Guilty," and Judgo Strce' sentenced
Harvey to bo hnngod, VOLUME 34.
NO. 45.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Mornin--,, Nov. 8. 18811.
Late Despatches.
Ottawa, Oct. 28.—The settlement
along the Murray canal, near Trenton,
haB been thrown into great excitement over the discovery of the mutilated body of a woman partially buried
in a vacant shed on the right bank of
the canal The corpse was that of a
well dreased woman about 30 years of
age, who had evidently been disemboweled and one uf tho legs removed.
The intostines were found in nu adjacent field, but no trace of tbe missing leg could be discovered. The identity of lhc unfortunate woman has not
been disclosed. The impression is
that a foul murder has heen committed,
yet the objeot hn_ not been made apparent. A card was attached to the
vacant Bhed upon which was written
in bad pencil a warning to trespassers
to beware, while ou a stick to which
was attached a piece of paper, wns
writton in the same hand u lot nf doggerel. The coroner who examined the
body states that t he work has been
done with a very sharp knife. Every
effort is now being made to ascertain
if any woman is missing ubout the
neighborhood, but as yet without success. The shanty in which the body
was discovered is situated in nn out-of-
the-way place, and it is generally believed that the woman wns decoyed
there nnd murdered by a Canadian
Jack the Ripper.
a virtuous steamship 00.
San Francisco, Oct. 29.—A special
from Ottawa Bays the trans-Pacific
steamers between China, Japan aud
British Columbia, will, after November 22nd, stop running. The government and the Canadian Pacitic Railway have been notified by the steamship company that it is determined to
terminate tho contract with the railway company. There seems to be a
difficulty with the shipping connections both on the Atlantic and Pacific.
The officials of the steamship compnny
give no reason for this action. It is
understood, however, thnt the renaon
lies in contracts just given by the railway company to a Glasgow firm for
building steamers for the new fast lino
for this route. Sir William Penrce
and other owners of the steamship line
are nlso members of another Glusgow
firm, and it has been understood nil
along that they would receive the above
contract. To punish the railroad company for having broken faith with the
steamship company, whicb is run in
connection with the railway, they are
determined to throw up the contract.
DuBLiN.Oct. 29.-Father McFadden
pleadod guilty to-day at Marlborough,
of obstructing the polico at the time
Inspector Martin was murdered in
Gwoedore last February, and wub released from custody on his own recognizances. The government assented to
this method of settling the case. Ten
prisoners held on charges similar to
thoae against McFadden pleaded likewise and were also allowed to go, sentence being postponed indefinitely.
This rosult of the case is said to be due
tothe discovery by the government
that the jury in cases could not be relied upon to convict of murder, and it
wus therefore made known to the
prisoners that the plea of guilty in the
minor offence would Batisfy the prosecution.
London, Oct. 29.—Miohael Davitt
resumed his nddress beforo the Parnell
commission to-dny. Ho said the Chicago convention disproved the charge
that the Clan na Gael was actively allied with the National Leaitue. The
authors of tho article in the Times invented garbled quotations from the
American papers. Some expressions
indulged in at eho Chicago convention
were very bitter toward England, but
then at that period the league was suppressed. The Parnellites were imprisoned on constitutional movements.
He instanced as a baseless lie the statement that he met the chief of the as
■asBination parties when in the United
States and concerted with them to
form an Irish federation, and that Parnell assisted in this scheme. He cited
proofs t' show that the agrarian crimes
which occurred from 1879 ti 1882,
were due to the terrible social and
economic condition of the country and
not at all to political causes. His object in furthering the organization of
the leagues was to abolish landlordism
by constitutional means. He denied
that the meeting at which the league
wus started was organized by Fenians,
or with any ultorior object. He assisted to form the Irish federation with
Parnell. He often repudiated the policy
of revenge. The Clan na Gael society,
he declur_d, was very much misrepresented. It was not a society of assassins, nor any more n secret society
than the Masons.
Ottawa, Oct. 29.—Mr. Clarke Wallace will re-introduce his Combines Bill
at the next session nf Parliament.
Mr. Shaughncssy, the Assistant
General Manager of the Canadian Pacifio Railroad, returned yosterday from
England. He snid: "The Canadian
Pacific Railway has made a contract
with the Naval Armaments aud Construction Company of Barrow-in-Furness for three steam steel ships for the
Pacific service. They will be 440 feet
long, 51 feot beam, and depth of hold
of 36 feet. They will be 9,000 horae
power, and possess about 3,750 tons
dead weight carrying capacity. The
passenger accommodation wili be for
150 saloon, GO second saloon, and 350
iteeroge. The ships will bo registered
A, 1, and be first-class in every respect
in Xonstruction, finish and equipment to
be fkj, best afloat. They will be teBted
on tli. measured mile up to 18 knots,
aud beVovidod with every convenience andWury."
The Ciitlup „f the lino of steamers
now runningViBtween Vancouver and
China and Japn ;n connection with
the Oanadian Pacific Railway have notified the Railway Oompany of their determination to terminate the contract
for their trans-Pacific steamers.
The Ottawa Orangemen are opposed
to the incorporation of the Order.
The earnings of the Canadian Pacific Railway for September are $370,000
in excess of the corresponding month
last year. The increase is equal to 105
[er cent.
Ottawa, Oct. 30.—Ambrose Lepine,
one ot the leaders in the North West
rebellion, is in towii on his return from
a European trip aud leaves for Regina
to-night. Iu reference to abolishing
the French language in official documents, he said strife wub coming and
that the people were beginning to talk
loud just as they did in 1870. He said
he would do his bost to assist iu a
peaceable and constitutional agitation
uud oppose all kinds of violence.
It is reported that the Ontario elections are fixed for December 9th.
A Mew York despatch says that Colonel Tilton, Deputy Minister of tho
Dominion Fisheries, is in Washington
conferring with Sir Julian Paunceforte
regarding the Behring Sea questions.
Newport, R. I., Oct. 30.—Miss
Georgina, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Johu G. Heckscher, of New York, and
George B. McClellnn, son of the lulu
General McClellnn, wns married this
morning in All Saints memorial chapel
here, Bishop Potter officiating, assisted
by Rev. O. A. L. Richards, of Providence. Miss Heckscher and Miss Mc-
Clellan, Bisters to the contracting parties, were the bridesmaids and J. A.
Harriman, of New Work, was the best
man. About 250 guests were at the
reception. Delmonico served the collation. Tho presents number over
200, and presented an arrray of costly
jewelry, plate, etc., never before seen
at a Newport wedding.
San Francisco, Oot. 30.— General
Nelson A.'Miles, commanding the division of the Pacific, in his iiununl roport to the war department, made
public to-day, snys: "The most important subject of a military character to
the Pacitic states, and one that should
receive tho earnest and immediate attention of the government, is the defence of the Pacific coast. It is of
such vital national importance that I
regard it neither wise nor patriotic to
longer delay its improvement.- The
condition of this coast is one
to tempt the avarice and cupidity of nny fourth-rate naval power
of the globe and thnt it could be occupied by any first-class naval power, is
a faot apparent to any thoroughly well-
informed citizen. On this coast alone
there are more than $500,000,00 in
value of destructible property within
reach of war vessels. It is estimated
that to put this coast in a proper condition of defense it would require 573
modern guns and mortars, with the
proper carriages and ammunition,
their estimated cost being $30,007,-
950. General Miles then makes the
following recommendations: First,
That $250,000 be appropriated to secure and perfect the titles of i trategic
points necessary to be occupied for the
defense of this coast. Second, That
$1,000,000 be appropriated for a plant
to be constructed under the direction
or approval of a board of officers of the
army and navy, to be ordered by the
president for tho construction of the
most improved modern and effective
guns and war material, for both the
army and navy, required on this coast.
That 325,000,000, or such portion of
it as can be used in four years, be authorized to be expended for the construction of the most improved and
effective guns and material required on
this coast. "This may be regarded ub
a large sum for this purpose," the
general says, "but I would call attention to the fact that thore is now lying
in the branch United States mint at
San Francisco, not less than $25,000,-
000, in silver alone, piled up as a
temptation to any third rate naval
power to come and plunder this coast,
and I can conceive of no better use to
make of it than to provide means of
protecting our country and nil that is
most dear and valuable to our people."
Eno.ulmi.il Naval lard.
The improvements completed and in
contemplation at the naval yard, Esquimalt, point to the Imperial authorities
making it oue of their chief stations.
Recently there has been completed a
large brick building, two stories, 60 x
40, for the uso ot torpedo apparatus,
The work has been done by local contractors, Messrs. McKillican & Anderaon and A. L. Reid. The cost of the
work is in the neighborhood of $15,000.
Another improvement, for whicb tenders were handed in to day, is for the
extension of a wharf in the naval yard
about twenty feet farther into the deep
water. This wharf is to be utilized by
a mammoth steam crank of sixty tons,
to bo laid on a concrete foundation.
With the extension of the wharf, sufficient depth can be obtained for vessels
of any draught to use tho crane in shipping guns or loading any heavy material. Other improvements are mooted,
and indications point to much activity
in the naval yuid for somo time to
come.—Times, Oct. 29.
work in
old and a heavy, powerful animal,
oc81-dlt-w2t North Arm.
able tor breeding purposes or for
'    - logging camp; about 6 years
" ifanlmnl,—Apply
North Arm a, horse owned by W. Jt
roach of Vftnco_ivor,aj_;alnst which there
Ih a large account for keep. If the said
horso Is not claimed and GxpenBOtnmid
within 30 days from date I will nelltho
samo by public auction at tbo expiration
of that period.     Signed,
North Arm.
Westminster, Oct^S, 1888. oclflW
for Infants and Children.
>-«Mte__>lii_iW<Ua_Ui<_edtoeUUn_it__M I OattsrU ernca Dolle, Om_._pa.lon,
[r__ommendlturap_riwtoMyp*-____-.p_l__i I Sour Stomach, Dlarr-iom, Eructation,
tot-.."      sTAtf^tTiT,^*^|BlliWoimsdv_.<l^^I»^m_*»_l_.
lUEki. •_*__«_ (^Brooklyn, It. Y.   I WltEX _n_arlo_j
Tan Centaur Compamv, 77 Murray Street, N. T.
1 Fine line (low Fall Dubs Cools
New Art and Chenille Curtains,
___f___._a&  POETIEEES.
The largest assortment of All-Wool Kidderminster, Tapestry
and Brussels Carpets, Door Mats, Hearth Rugs, and
Smyrna Rugs to be found in the Province.
We are now opening a repeat line of
Carpets and Linoleums, also, large invoices of White and Colored Blankets.
Our stock of House Furnishings is the
most complete on the market notwithstanding the immense sales of the past
Specials this Week:-
Cloths, all colors.
Linen Crumb
Ogle, Campbell & Freeman
JE7  - %__^X\i_J__^___C^J___Ll-
Practical Watchmaker, Manufacturing
Jeweler & Optician.
A full line of Spectacles & Eye-Glasses in stool, rabtior, silver arc yuitl
frames.   The finest Pebbles made, $4 por pair; oil sights suited,
Speoial attention given to PINE WATOH REPAIRS. Having learn... tin
businoss thoroughly from some of the finest Horologers in England, nnd sinco then
managed the watch-repairing department., of a few of tho best firms on tho continent of Amorioa, is a sufficient guarantee ot good workmanship. Formerly miin.v
ger for noarly 8 yeara of tho well-known firm of Savago k Lyman, Montreal.
Charges Moderate,
Montreal, Doo., 1887.—Mr. F. Crake.—Andw. Robertson, Esq., Chairman ol
Montreal Harbor Commissioners, Bays: "I novor found a Watchmaker who did so
well for me as you did whon in Montreal, and I am sorry you are not horo to-day."
Strayed Heifer.
marks on the left ear. Tho owner
can recover sarae by proving property und
poylnij nil expenses,
wocOml Langley Prairie.
Business Notice.
lo furnish plans and spcollloallnns for
all classes of buildings (stone und brlok a
specialty). Will furnish all tho necessary
drawing*! und siiperlmen-l work through u
competent foreman, and will guarantee
perfect work for 3 per cent, of cost, Oflloe
In-tank of B.C. Building, upsiulrs. New
dwsellto Architect.
Wl British and Mercantile
Capital,   -    $15,000,000.
DWELLINGS, Hard or Lumber Finished,
100 feet from Barns, % per cent, for 1
year, or l\i per cent, for 3 yenrs,
HTAllLKS—2 per cent, for 1 year, or 4 per
eent. for ,H years.
J. ft. _IA.tI.EK, Agent,
wnu7ml       Nkw Westminster, II. C.
flSTThi'v aro not only mnde of the
Choicest Tobacco'but tboy are of
Home H£umif;icturc, and should be
patronized by nil good citizens.
WM. TIETJEN, Manufacturer,
SZ ao.
Real  Estate,
Financial Agents
Purchase Sell and Lease Property,
Collect Rents,
Make Loans on Mortgages,
And transact all Businoss relating to
Keal Estate.
london Assurance Corporation.
Connectlcnt Fire Insurance Co. of
London and Lancashire Lire Assurance Co.
Canton Insurance Office, Ld. (Marino)
Columbia St., New West'r.
41 Government St., Victoria
l Late or England!
Owner ol Ohuroh and Oolumbla Streets,
■wrsatlsfactlon guaranteed,    dwfe7tc
10 Chapel Walk, South Castle St., Liverpool, England.
8 Bank Buildings, Columbia Stroet, NowWestmlnster, B. 0.
Shipping and Commission;
Cekeral Wholesale Merchants __Imp_hte_s
Any description of Goods Imported to
order and Custom and Ship Broking
transacted. Latest Freight and Market
Quotations. dwau_to
Fruit Trees,
Ornamental Trees,
Small Fruits,
And GARDEN STOCK on hand In great
Everything flrst-olass „„,. furnished tn
good shape.
ns.Hend-15 cts. (or valuable 80-pnge Descriptive Catalogue wllh il beautiful col-
"™ '•'*""   Price LislH went, free.
Port Hammond, B. C.
_..ln  .,
ored plates,
Plants for Sale!
Douglas Stat, Hursery,
„    ORNAMENTAL TREKS,   Including
all the lending varieties of
Apples, Pears, Plums, Cherries,
Hll AM, Hll ITi of every description.
■tiiiiqiicls. Wreaths mid t'rossos made
to order.
ddwap_yl p. LATHAM.
Columbia and Church Streets.
Alex. Hamilton,
Importers and Dealers Id
Ground Peas .30 00
"    Barley  30 00
"        "   ami Poos, mixed 30 00
" Oats " " 1—i peas 20 00
" " " " 1—f " 27 OO
"     Oats  26 00
TERMS CASH on dell very for the above
low prices,
All grain thoroughly cleaned after being
tta-l'ssh paid for flrst-class barley and
Langley, B. C.
Jam. Hassock, Proprietor. ocOw
Puyallup Nursery I
Grown ln the famous Hop Region of Puyallup and White Blver Valleys.
TONS nf Grass nnd Clover Sood.
TOM of Choice Seed Potatoes (10 kinds)
TONS of Choicest Vegetable Seeds.
 SEASON 1880 4 189..	
Enough for Dealers. Enough for Planters
Now revised List nnd Prices Just out.
Don't fool yourfclf by not sending for lt
immediately and learn what is grown and
to be had close at home. Catalogue free
to all. A. IH. in; IK,
wje5m6 Puyallup, Wash. Tor.
Mary Street, NewWestminster, B.C.
London and Lancashire Fire nnd
British Umpire I.if. Insurance
Raw W.-tmlniUr Bnlldlng Society.
Aeoaunt.nt'1, Offlee, Diocese of N.W.
Cltjr Auditors, 18S6, IBS! and ISS).
and otlier monetary transactions.
Have several good Investments on their
books, and nil new comers will do well to
oall beforo doing business elsewhere.


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