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WEEKLY _EQIDITIOlNr.-12   _P_A.G-_E.IS.
VOLUME 34
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. 0., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1889.
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Cheat Britain still reaches out for
additional slices of this planet. The
people of Swaziland—mighty men
in war, and ulwuys faithful nllios
of the English—are iu a peck of
trouble on account of the disputes
between Transvaal Boers, who have
obtained concessions covering a large
extent of the grazing lands of the
country, and adventurers of vnrious
nationalities, holding mining concessions. Swaziland is almost embraced by tlie Transvaal, which
bounds it ou three sides, arid the
Boers have long coveted the country. The Swnzis, however, lean to
a British protectorate, and some advances have already been mado in
that direction. A commissioner has
now been sent out, ns mutters seem
to be arriving to u head, owing pun*
ly to the ilis.pu.es of concessionaries,
already referred to, and partly to
the fact that thu king of the oountry is rapidly killing himself in un
attempt to determine whether fie
prefers champagne or gin.
STRUCK OIL.
A Great Deposit of Petroleum Discovered at Gaspe, Province
of Quebec.
The Poison Iron Works of Toronto Make a Gigantic
Failure.
Greenway Says the Separate School
System will he Abolished
In Manitoba.
Weekly Britisli ..iiiluiliiaii.
Wednesday tltirnli,**.. -lev. '17. limn.
The fuss whieh is knked up
about the nomination of a number
of gentlemen from whom the water
cuuimissioners ure tu bu elected,
seems to us tu have a decided odur
of red honing about u, One of the
principles laid duw u for tho inter
prt-tutiuii uf htiitUi.." is that lluuhl-
ful puiuts are '*■ uu uiiiikirued according to die general lutein nud
meaning uf the u i Nuw, if wh
.ipply this priiiu u- h'i'i-, we iiiu»t
conclude ihut it wus intended tu
give the ouuuuil a v* ry wide discretionary power in nil matters connected with wilier works, and other
similar undertakings iu which the
oity uiav be engaged. Whether
this power would or would not cover
the "nomination" clause is a point
upon which, we suppose, only tin*
decision of the courts could he final,
and we don't propose, therefore, to
waste ink over it. Further, we aro
quite satisfied that the majority of
the counoil was animated liy the
most praiseworthy motives in noting as it did. Water supply was
one of the trusts committed "i the
council at its last uleutiuii; mid the
act, as wu have said, giies it a wide
power of control—imposes upon it
the duty of exercising control.
These things, and not any desire to
dictate, influenced the water committee in its recommendations, and
influenced the council in itB almost
unanimous adoptiou of thoso recommendations.
But to return to our red herring.
Ten gentlemen wero nominated, and
only three can bo elected. Unless it
can be shown, therefore, that nearly
all the ton are quito unlit for the
position, or that wo have among us
some "heaven born" water cummin
sinners who were not nominated, we
fail to see where the outrage comes
in. And as integrity, promptness
in business mutters, and somo knowledge of affairs are the qualities to
be looked for in the commissioners,
and not any special training or technical skill, we fancy ic would be
rather hard to establish either proposition. Now, as the position of
water commissioner will be one in
whioh the kicks will bu largely in
excess of the half-pence, we think
we are quite justified in the conclusion that there is strong reason
to shspect a basis of interested
motives in the fuss made about the
matter; and if there is one thing of
public interest which, above all
others, should be kept clear of any
taint of that sort, it is tho waterworks schomo. We havo hoard it
remarked that any mun who would
attompt to make this mutter a hunting ground for his private intorosts
shouid bo promptly taken out and
Tho  expression   was  a
Truth has evidently been badly
hit, and in a gasping und distraught
manner squirmed all over a column
or so Thursday morning. We have already expressed our opinion us to
the common-sense nnd practical interpretation to bo put upon the
brief clause in tho act reforring to
the appointment of water commissioners, uud shall leave uur cotemporary to tangle itself up with legal
quibbles indefinitely. A man with
a wouilen head can seo plainly
enough that the action of the council in providing for the election by
the ratepayers of three water commissioners is muoli more in harmony
with the letter of the law (for which
the inorniiig paper pretends in one
breath to be such a stickler) than
the aotion (wliich it proposes in the
next) of doing away with commissioners altogether and appointing a
superintendent. Evidently, our co-
temporary neither knows nor cares
anything about the law in the matter, aud its tergiversation on tho
question is either fishy or foolish, or
both.
A woiid or two in The Columiiian
about a block pavement on Oolumbia
street bus brought up a suggestion
which some of our coming aldermen
may find it worth while to niak% a
note of. We are reminded that it
s quite a number of years now since
Frank Forrest made a thorough good
job of Columbia street, from Mary
street totheMusouic-I.O.O.F. block,
md that the roadway is good yet,
though only gravel was used. Therefore, it is argued, good macadam
would iiii the bill on ull our streets
fur yours io come. Block pavement
is costly, and ofton proves unsatisfactory, und the cost of a comparatively small experiment in that di*
reotion would pay for a rock crushing machine which would supply
first class macadam (there's any
amount of the raw material to hand),
and enable us to put and keep all
nur streets in the pink of condition
for years to come. It would certainly do no harm to go into figures
on the question, find out what ono
of these machines would cost, and
make estimates of the expense of
operating it, and so forth. We go
in for park improvements and the
more ornamental side of progress
generally ; but, if we want the city
to grow, wo must manage lo keep
the streets in such shape that poople can get around comfortably.
The brief note in our yesterday's
telegrams gives little idea of the interest taken in the oast, especially
in Toronto, in the caso of Harvey,
found guilty of tbe murder of his
wife'iind children It is certainly
one of the most remarkable cases of
the kind in the history of crime.
Abundant evidence wus produced to
show that Harvey was a most affectionate husband and father, nnd
that he was, in other respects, ono
of tho men least likely to commit
the erime of which he is undoubtedly
guilty. All the faots point to the
conclusion that his act was the outcome of insanity, and people are
asking if an insane mnn is to bo
hanged. The excitemont is increased by tho publication of u statement
that a witness, brought from a distance by tho crown, was not callod
as it was found, on his cross-examination, that facts tending' strongly to
support tho theory of insanity would
be suro to come out.
petroleum found.
Mos.t_vb.L-,, Nuv. 20.—A largo deposit of peti'uleuui bus ]nst been discovered in Giie-ie couttty. Mr. Folley,
of Boston, representing i\ compnny of
capitalist!1, hns purchased. 511,000 acres,
aud hu will ut once begin to operate.
THE LAMBTON ELEOTION,
Toronto, Nov". 20.— Tho Mail saya
of tliu W_s_ Lumbtoti oiecton: It is
clear tliat the Catholic voto, ubout
which thero was some doubt, must
have been pi'i-ny solid fur tho govornment candidate, fur obvious reasons
The result ill West Lanlbtou does not
furnish tho slightest clue au to whu",
might occur iu the event uf a genernl
election, where various organizations
wore thoroughly equipped uud iu guod
fighting trim.
visit uv inspection.
Montreal, Nov. 20.—Alderman
Prefoiitniuo left fur New York last
night ou behalf of ihu promoters of
the proposed elevated rail wuy. He is
going to inspect an automatic cablo
car.
great failure,
Toiionto, Nov. 20 —Tlio liabilities
of the Poison Iron Works Company
ore estimated by uno ,.... , r horo to be
8370,000. It is said the Ontario Bank
is interested tu Iho extent uf $100,000,
and the British Bunk tn the extent uf
$25,000. Tho company had tho contract for iron vessels exceeding half a
million dollars. They hud a contract
for tho Canadian Pacific Railway of
§200,000.
A GREAT SCHEME.
Ottawa, Nov. 20.—Sir John Lister
Kayo, manager of the Northwest
Farming and Colonization Co., says
they havo mado an ogreenicnt with the
government to the following effect:
For every settler whom the company
places on a quarter sectiun and advances capital tu, the government will
sell the adjoining 160 acres at a low
figure. The company's project is to
settlo seventy families near each of tho
company's farina, which nre situated
at Crane Luke, Gull Lake, Rush Lnke,
Swift Current, Stair, Lnngdun, Bal-
gonie, Binscnrt, and other pointe.
DISCREET GREENWAY.
Toronto, Nov. 20.—Premier Greenway, uf Manitoba, was seen hy ii Globe
reporter last evening at his hotel. Mr.
Greenway upou being asked aa to tho
position and popularity of the agitation
in lavor nf tho abolition of separate
schools in Manitoba, said thero hud
been a great deal uf agitation throughout the province, through the press
and uthor ivnys. It was being continued, and would come to a hend
when tho house met. He believed the
people wore very much in favor of it,
"Will you introduce a bill lo abolish
separate schools when tho legislature
meets?" Mr. Groenway's answer to
the question was diBcreet silence. Mr.
Greenway considers the prospects of
Manitoba were never more encouraging. The crops have been very good,
and largo shipments of wheat have already been sont to the coast. Railway
building has been going on steadily.
The population is increasing at a rapid
rate,and their future greatness inspires
the people of Manitoba lo hard work
at the present day.
A OBEAT Ol'N.
Washinoton, Nov. 20. — Consul
Purtellu, of Dusseldorff, roports to tho
slate department that the Krupp gun-
works have completed and tested a
gun which carries a projootilo weighing
2,000 pounds a distance of 12 miles,
firing two shots per minuto, nud using
700 pounds of powder. The projectile ou test pierced 19 inches of armor,
and passod 1,300 yards beyond the target. Tho gun wcigliB 136 tons. Soveral mora of the same sizo are being
constructed.
PMD TO OANADA.
Chicaoo, Nov. 20.—Charles J.
Steogrew, collector and clork for the
oiockcrytvui'o lirm of Pitkin Ss Brooks,
has fl- d, presumably, to Oanada, wil li
$4,000 in money and chocks belonging
tu tho firm. Steogrew is 20 years old
and was in the employ of the firm but
two weoks.
THE RACERS.
New York, Nov. 20.—A despatoh
from Queenstown, says the steamship
Teutonic has arrivod, but the City of
New York has not been sightod.
A largo ship went ashore noar tho
Soutli Bench, Long Ialand, last night
in a fog. It was at lirst thought she
was tho City of Puris, but tho Inman
agents say the stranded ahip is not
theirs.
tlltAVE uiiaiioes.
Lon hon, Nov. 20. —Sir Henry,) ames,
resuming his speech boforo tho Parnoll commission to-dny, referred to
Patrick Egiin's flight, us proof of
criminal conduot, and assorted there
wus other evidonco showing his connection with the Phoenix park mur-
dors.   Ho ulso alluded to Byrne's  al
leged complicity in those murders
while he was acting us secretary of the
Parnellites. Sir Henry said he did
not wish to direct suspicion against
Mr. Lewis, or to make any charges
againBt him in connection with the disappearance of the league's books,
though he could not avoid thinking he
(Lewis) hnd been imposed upon regarding tho missing books. If those bunks
could have been found tlicy wuuld havo
shown records proving Byrnes and
other parties were associated financially with the "invinciblos." Sir Charles
Russel's defease uu this point was open
to grave BU.pioion.
EVERYTHING AS USUAL.
Lonuon, Nov. 20—The Bank of
Brazil cubloj from Rio Ilo Janeiro tn
its brunch in this ciiy, tbo following,
which,effectually dispusea of the fig-
tiros reported: "Cotitiilcnee is restor*
oil; every tiling is peaceful, nud business goes un as usual." Ou the Lon-
dnn stock exdliango, Brazilian securities remained sitting tu tho close.
A I.OI'.ll REPUDIATES.
London, Nuv. 20.— Lord Easton
instructed Mr. Georgo Lewis, the celebrated lawyer, to bring suit for criminal libel against the editor of the
North London News, tho prosecutiun
being based upon ohurges published iu
that popov th-'t Lord Easton was involved in lhe scuutiah'us action recently unearthed at Cavendish square
mansion, iti this city. The prosecution will lio brought next Saturday,
and it is oxpeeted tu Jond tu sensational revelations.
WILL NOT   ACCEPT.
Berlin, Nov. 20.—lt ia expected
Puf. CUi'tins will decline the* uffer of
ihe French academy uf inscriptions, to
make huu un honorary member uf that
society. His ground fur this action is
said to be thijt tlio ncudomy elected
him only because the proposal tn elect
Prof. Muvrisou was rejected.
TROUBLE liltEWlNfl.
Paris, Nov.SQ.'— M. Zola, has obtained promises of a score of votes for
his election to tho academy. Should
he ho elected, the bishop uf Autuu will
resign his scat as a prntcst against the
'idmissiun of a novelist.
THE WHITE HORSE.
The Befense in Cronin   Murder
Trial Attempts to Disprove
the White Horse.
An Indian Massacre is Threatened
in Minnesota.   Many Settlers in Banger.
The Union of the Central American
Republics is Likely to
be Realized.
THE FAH.NELL COMMISSION.
London, Nov. 19.—Mr. Justice Day,
of the Parnell commission, was knocked down hy a cub this morning while
on his way to the ootitt. He proceeded to his destination and took his seat
on the bench, but .was unable to sit
during the session. He wns assisted
when ho withdrew from the court.
His injuries ure not considered serious.
Sir Henry Jamos in resuming hiB
address bofore tiiu commission to-day,
said that the large amount of money
sent tho leaders uf the national league
and unaccounted for gave wide soope
for the belief that it was used iu evil
doings. He declared that the money
of the league wus used tu defend other
thnu agrarian prisoners. Sir Henry
James continuing his argument dwelt
at great longth upon tho Phcenix Park
murders and asked the court to accept
the evidonco concerning the tradegy
given by the convict Patrick Delaney,
whoso testimony, he said, was fully
supported by that of othor witnesses,
CATTLE DISEASE.
Ottawa, Nov. 19.—The department
of agriculture has nows uf still further
arrival in England nf a oaBe of pleuropneumonia among cuttle shipped from
tho United Statea. The persistence of
thoso roports iB a feature of importance, the inference being that this
disease must exist in Ohicsgo, which
iB the centre where theae. cattle are
taken.
A VETERAN DEAD,
Toronto, Nov. 19.—Ex-Alderman
Spence died yeBterday, aged 86. He
was in arms on the side of tho govern,
ment in the Mackenzie rebellion.
NEW CHIEF JUSTICE,
Ottawa, Nov. 19.—Judge Casault
has beeu appointed chief justice of the
superior ouurt of Quebeo, in plaoe of
Sir Andrew Stewart, resigned.
THE LINE STANDS.
Montreal, Nov. 19,—The rumor
thnt the C. P. R. would shortly
abandon their Paoific line of stenm-
ahipa, now plying between British Columbia, China and the oast, is denied
by the oompany. When spoken tu in
reference to the matter, Mr. Shaughn-
essy ssid tho rumor was false, and that
the steamers doing the Paoific servico
would continue to run until the Canadian Pacific's own ships were comploted and rendy to take their plnce.
OTTAWA NOTES.
Ottawa, Nov. 19,—The railway
commit!ee of tho privy counoil today
granted the application of tho Canadian
Pacific Railway Company to build a
bridge, with a draw of ono hundred
foet, ovor tho Fraser river near New
Westminster.
Lord Stanley and tho vico-regal party
returned to-day and wero received by
a civic deputation, which presented an
addrcaB of welcome His oxcollenoyis
delighted with his trip. He will remain hero until next summer.
Tho schooner Ocean Belle, 83' tons
register, sails fron Halifax for Victoria
to-morrow, to engage in tho Behring
sea seal fisheries
A deputation consisting of Archdeacon Dixon and others, urged tho minister of justico to-day to commute the
sentenco of death on Harvey tho
Guelph murderer, on the ground that
Harvey was insuiio when he committed
tho dcod. Tho minister merely prom*
iseil to consider the matter.
THE CIROKIN TRIAL.
GlIiCAqo, Nov. 21.—In the Cronin
trial this morning the defence continued thoir wuik *tf proving alibis fur
the prisoners, and alsu attempted tu
prove that the white burse uf Davie's
was not the one that carried uff Crunii*.
from his rooms on tho fatal night.
FAVORS   THE TURRENS SYSTEM.
San Francisco, Nov. 21.—The executive council of the Pacific Const
Board of Cninmerce, which was organized yesterday, at a meeting this morning decided tu invito the Pun-Ainuri-
cuii cutigress to pass a national bank-
lupt law, and recommended that the
Turrens bill be adopted. The resulu-
tiuu will be forwarded in the form of a
memorial to congress.
SAILED  KOR SITKA.
San Francisco, Nov. 21.—Hon. John
S. Bugbee, of this city, recently appointed United States judge for Alaska, Bailed
on tbe steamerQueen of the Pacific, for
Sitka, this murning.
A SPEEDY VESSEL.
San Francisco, Nov. 21.—Japanese
advices by the steamer City of Rio de
Janeiro state thit tho new man-of-war
Yaoyamo made hor trial trip on Oct.
23rd, and developed a speed exceeding
nineteen knots.
ANOTHER' TYPHOON.
A typhoon passed over Hi__iado on
Oct. 21st, sweeping nway over a hun
dred homes and destroying a hundred
PARNELL COMMISSION.
London, Nov. 21.—Sir Henry James
continued his argument for the Times
beforo thu Parnell commission today.
His denunciation of the Irish National
League was very severe. He said that
moonlighters acted more as burglars
than as league police, but thoy were
never reproved by the leaders until
February, 1886, when tho Parnellites
wero suppuriiug the government. The
leaders then refused money to certain
districts beoause outrages therein
brought discredit on the head men of
the socioty.
the oreat Stanley!
Berlin, Nov. 20.—The .ftiuc/tsat.-
zieger publishes a dispatch from Capt.
Wiaaman, doted Mpwapwa, October
13th, stating that four ul H. M. Stanley's soldiers and ouo of Eniin's men
had arrived there. They roport that
ihey left Stanley at Neiikmmo on August 10th and travelled iiu Nnetnbo
uud Mwerieweri, theuce north to Ugd-
gu, completing the journey in 33 days,
including nine days spent in resting.
Emin and Casuti had with thom 300
Soudanese soldiers and a large number
of other people conveying a great
quantity of ivory. Stanley was bringing witli him 240 Zauzibaris nnd Iub
lieutenants, Nelson, Jepsun, Stairs,
Park, Bonny and Williams. Barrinjg
any unforeseen accident or delny, the
expedition should reach Mpwapwa on
November 20. Both Emin and Stan-
lny had frequent battleB with parlies of
the Mahdists und wero uniformly victorious. The English missionaries
were protected by the Germans after
thn rout of the Bushiri. Emin left
Egyptian oflicers behind to assume
charge of the stations,
MUST BURY THE WIRES.
- Montreal, Nov. 20—The city attorney hns been instructed to draw a
bill for su'ainissiun to the Quebeo legislature ut its next session to compel
electrical, companies to pluce thoir
wireB under ground.
WELCOMED WITHOUT CEREMONY.
Ottawa, Nov. 20.—On their arrival
in  Ottawa  yesterday  the vice-regal
and fifty boats, and drowning threo  P"'*,*™' not tendered a reception al-
■* ' "I thoiuio     n    rlbloatitmr.     Frnm     tha   „.l„
people.
INDIAN TROUBLES.
BraiNerd, Minn., Nov. 21.—A
courier arrived to-day with news of
trouble between the Chippewa Indians
and squatters on Milk* Laos reservation. The whites have squatted on the
beat land un the reservation and the
Indians threaten to massacre them
unless they leave at once.
FIGHTING FIRE.
New York, Nov, 21.—A fire broke
out about four o'clock this morning inthe
rear attic oftho immense WeBtorn Union
building, eleven stories from the ground.
The place waa used aa a atore room. An
attempt was made on the arrival of the
firemen to draw the hose up from the
ground, but the great weight of the hose
caused the coupling to break, and the
hose was finally run up the front stairs to
the eighth floor and thence through various offices to the roof. Nearly an hour
was consumed in this work and the
fire was meanwhile burning fiercely
among the papers. The building is practically fireproof and the flumes were got-
under control within half au hour,
with damage of a thousand dollars to the
building and tho same amount to stock,
etc, The other floors of the building
were injured somewhat by water.
THE CENTRAL AMERICAN   UNION.
San Francisco, Nov. 21.—Advices
from Panama, by tho steamer Acopul-
co, state that on Oct. 20th, at a banquet to the delegates to tbe Central
American congress, at San Salvador,
speeches were delivered showing that
the idea of the Central American
Union savors more of a reality than of
imagination.
THE INFLUENCE OF OEOROE.
New York, Nov. 21.—The court of
errors and appeals has rendered a decision by whioh Henry George obtains
possession of f. 10,000, bequeathed to
him two years ago by George Hutch-
ings, a farmer of Now Jersey, for the
dissemination of the doctrines promulgated in George's books.
HOUSE AND SENATE.
Olympia, Waah., Nov. 21.—The
houso enlivened with the senate in
joint session at noon to-day, liout.-
gov. Langhton presiding. At 12:30
John B. Allen and W. O. Squire, the
newly-elected senators, wero receivod
amid great npplnusc. The usual formula having beon gone through, presiding officer Langhton deolared Hon.
John B. Allen and Hon. W. C. Squire
elected. Gov, Ferry sat with the pro-
aiding officer mid tho senators took
seats on the floor.
THE TAl'AL BLESSING.
Rome, Nov. 21.—The Vatican has
instructed its nuncio at Brussels to do
nothing to thwart the projected alliance between the crown prince of Italy
and Princess Clementina of Belgium.
NELLIE BLY.
London, Nov. 21 The steamship
Augusta Victoria has passed Sicily.
Among her passengers is Nellie Bly,
who is making a tour of the world in
behalf of the New York World.
UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE.
London, Nov. 21.—A dispatch from
llio do Janeiro this morning states that
universal sulVrago has been established
throughout tho now republic.
UllOKE A PIN,
London, Nov, 21.—Tho steamship
City of New York broko hor crunk
pin on tho port Bhnft four days beforo
reaching Queenstown, aud arrived with
the starboard engine only working.
though a delegation from the city
council welcomed them home.
RAN ON TBE ROCKS.
Quebec, Nov. 20.—-In a private message, whioh reached here to-day from
one of the passengers on the steamship
Carthaginian, it is said that the steamer while on her way out ran mi the
rocks, and sbe had to put back to
THE LAMBTON COUNTY ELECTION.
Saknia, Nov. 20.—Lnte returns
from West Lambton increase Mackenzie's majority to 661 and there are still
five divisions to hear from. It is expected thst the complete figures will
run the Liberal majority up to 700.
The third party candidate polled
slightly over 600. Posters throughout
the riding announced Mr. McCrae as
the candidate of the new party composed of the Orange society and equal
rights association.
NAUGHTY ZOLA.
Ottawa, Nov. 20.—A consignment
of Zola's works consigned to a Hamilton bookseller has been seized by the
customs officials and condemned under
a clause in the tariff which prohibits
the importation of immoral literature.
OTTAWA NOTES.
Ottawa, Nov. 20.—The American
government has instructed thecollector
of customs at Detroit to striotly enforce
the contract labor law with the ths objeot of preventing hundreds uf persona
whoresido in Windsor, Ont., from crossing daily to their employment in Detroit.
Smuggled whiskey, representing
frauds on the customs amounting to
(400,000, has boen aeizod at lower St
Lawrence points within the last few
dayB. The reports are that leading
customs officials are implicated.
Hon. J. A. Chapleau will publish a
defence of hiB attitude on the Jesuit
question during the period when he
was premier of Quebec.
The new ministry in Newfoundland,
in accord with popular clamour, proposes to negotiate for trade privileges
with tho I'nited States in return for
free bait to American fishermen. If
England permits such arrangements
the settlement of the Atlantic fisher;
question will be delayed.
THE JESUIT ESTATES.
Montreal, Nov. 20.—Hon. J. A.
Chapleau talked with a reporter yostor-
dsy over tho alleged secret negotiations
for the payment of tho Jesuit claims
aud his connection with them. He
denies ever having corresponded or
communicated with tho Jesuits on the
Bubject. He never urged any claims
in favor of the order and states that
he was of opinion that the Jesuits had
uo claims to tho property nor to compensation therefor. In this he holds
hr is supported by Cardinal Simeoni.
He merely wanted to restore the estates to the proper destination, namely,
education. He took means to ascertain how the Church authorities would
view the question, and the court of
Rome was quite willing to let tho mat-
tor bo arranged in that way, which waa
in acoordanoo with the viows of Cardinal Tnsohereau. There was no secrecy about the matter. Whatever the
amount paid, thoro would hnvo been n
proper proportion for tho Protestants.
It is understood thnt Mr. Chapleau
will shortly publish his official connection with tlio question und that the
same will contain some very iutercsflng
documents. VOLUME 34.
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. CrNOV^MtJER 27, 188S.1
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NO. 48.
Weekly Britis- Columvjian
Wednesday MuruluK, Nov. lit, I'tS'J.
CUNNINGHAM WINS
The Vacant Seat iu Parliament as
Member for this City by a
Majority of 73.
After the Wannest Election Contest in the Annals of the
Royal City.
The Hard Fight is Conducted with
Great  Good Nature by
Both Parties.
Election day broke inauspicious!)' ns
far as weather went, but tho raiu
showed a decidod tendency to get tired
about mid-day, and about that hour
stopped altogether. At an curly hour
the workers ou both sides wore on tlio
streets, distributing bills, talking up
their man and trying to induce the
electors to go and vote for him without
May.
Ono of Mr. Corbould's opponents
had three mon on hoi'sebabk, drossed
in turkey-red with nigger musks on.
Th-so Siwashes bore large canvases
with various sarcastic remarks written
thereon, about tho other side. Tlicy
also had tin burns and other instruments of torture with whicli they por-
forniui! solos at irregular intervals.
Thu duty of these 'follows wns to parade the Btree's und creato as much
excitement us they could. Carriages
whirled through the streets and sent
showers of mud flying. Several well
known politicians collared everybody
they met, and stalked through the
streets as if ihey owned the same.
Around tho Colonial hung u largo
crowd all day discussing probabilities.
At tlie court house voters and those
who had no votes kept waiting around
in cum puny wiih lhc never failing multitude of Siwu-lies who arc always attracted by a crowd. Betting was indulged in quite extensively and somo
heavy wagers were posted. Although
all the saloons were well tilled and
patronized more extensively than the
ballot box throughout the day, very few
cases of drunkenness could be noted.
Underlying all that was going on, it was
easy to observe un intense excitement.
Bill3 which were profusely handed
around by small boys were read and
discussed with tho utmost eagerness.
Tlie morning edition of The Columbian, containing a full account of the
speeches made at Saturday's grout
meeting, was read by everyone and
referred to at all times. Even the arrival uf lunch huur hud little effect un
the voting and down town lunches
seemed to be the order of tho day.
Front street and othor avenues of
commerce presented rather a deserted
appearance during the day, whilo Columbia and McKenzie streets wore
scenes ot bustle and excitement from
morning until the close of the polls.
No very bad election dodges wore used
by one side against the other, as far as
i* known, although all the persuasive
eloquence of the craters on lioth sides
received a thorough airing. It was
conceded on all hands that the present
election wub the most exciting that
ever occurred in New Westminster,
-throwing tlie Southern Railway excitement lust year quite into tiiu shade.
Very little complaint can be entered
on account of the electors not coming
to the polU, as the size of the vote
shows. Early voting was nlso largely
done nnd there could bo little excuse
for not doing so, as every conveyance
in the city had been engaged by ono
-aidu or tho other.
Shortly after 1 o'clock thu Corbould
party issued a hand bill announcing
that Mr. Corbould was 150 ahead at
12 o'clock. How they reached this
conclusion is not known, but if Corhould led by 150 ut noon his stock
must havo depreciated vory rapidly
.Tom that time to tlie close of the polls.
Smiles lighted the faces of the Cunningham party when they road this
audacious statement; they were astonished, but nut at all dismayed, and
continued to work with tho utmost
cheerfulness under this darkening
cloud. It was simply n running light
throughout tho wholo day. The
parties matched their men up to the
-polls and opposed vote to vote. Once
in a while a lot of doubtful men arrived, and both sides wero very liberal
_a allowing to themselves these "un-
twrtains." A large number of Van-
couvcritos, who have votes in Westminster, arrived during tho day, somo
hy ve!iiclos 1 mt the majority by train.
These wero nearly all set down as supporters of Mr Corbould. Good naturo prevniled on all sidos, and although the fight w»b hot from
start to finish there waa a
most happy absence of any bad
feeling. During the morning a pamphlet favoring Mr, Cunningham was
issued by some unknown peraon, but
the "favored" gentleman indignantly
•repudiated the circular and ordered
the boys distributing them to desist,
which tbey did. Towards 4 o'clock
this oxcitomeiit became intense, and
an immense crowd gathered in front uf
'the court house to await the announcement of the result. Tho count of the
ballots resulted as follows:
Mr. Cunningham  374
Mr. Corbould  301
Majority for Cunningham    73
The announcement of tho returning
oflicer declaring Mr. Thos. Cunningham duly elected wos receivod with
tremendous cheering by tho largo
crowd present.
Mr. Thos. Cunninghnm, our mem-
ber-oloot, is a nativo of the Greon Isle,
having been born in the province of
Ulster, Ireland, in the year 1837, and
is therefore in his fifty-second year.
At the early age of sixteen ho left his
homo and emigrated to Canada, from
v, lu nee, ou the breaking out of the gold
excitement, he came to Britisli Columbia. In 1860 he opened a store in
New Westminster, and four years later
removed to Nanaimo, where ho remained till 1869, and then wont to
Oregon. During his stay at Nanaimo
he wns elected to represent that oity
in the provincial aaseinbly at Viotoria,
and performed his duty faithfully and
well. In 1882 he returned from Oregon and has resided in this city over
since. Air. Cunningham is now engaged in fruit growing and fanoy stock
raising and has the honor of owning
the finest hord of Jerseys in the province. Ho takes an active interest in
nil things pertaining to the city's progress, and being of an energetio and
pushing nature, and having all his iuteresta hero, Mr. Cunningham's election aa our member to the provincial
legislature will certainly redound to
tho roynl city's benefit.
A SPLENDID MATCH.
Tin* Football -.latch at (liH'etiN l-nrli on
Saturday a tirunil Success.
Tho football match at Queen's
park last, Saturday nfternoon, between
teams representing New Westminster
and Victorin, was the most splendid
athletic exhibition ovor witnessed in
British Columbia. In the grand
stand a goodly number of the fair sex
lent, grace to tho occasion, and throughout the game they evinced tho greatest
interest.
Tlio two tennis wero truly representative of the two cities, of the grand
old game und of tho Anglo-Saxon race.
The visitors wore rather more heavily
built, on tho nvernge, thnu the homo
men, but the hitter had the springy,
tigile look thut is so much prized by
athletes; and lliey wore nlso quite confident of victory.
Whon the gamo began there was no
skirmishing, but both lines joined battle on the spot, and until tho finish of
of the lirst game tho play was characterized by fierce melees and scrimmages, in which all but the backs and
three-quarters took part. The sprinting by Lister, Whyte, Lewis, Qreume
and McLaren, of the Westminsters,
elicited frequent applause from tho
spectators. Drake and Ward, of llio
Victorias, particularly distinguished
themselves and covered themselves
(from bend to fuot) with glory and
inud. The tackling was of the most
spirited kind, and Mijler of tho Westminsters repeatedly brought down
mon of thfl other aide who tried to
olopo with the leather. The rain kept
fulling—ns it couldn't very well do'
anything olso—and tho mud was kopt
in a state of extreme agitation, and
clung to the jerseys and "extensions"
of tho players with the utmost affection. It was warm work, and while
the teams would all be together bending over tho ball discussing what hnd
best bo done with it, a cloud of stoain
could bu seen hanging over thom.
Toucb-duwns without number wore
made by both sides, but it whs pleasant to nute that thoro was an almost
total absence of "fouling" and bad
feeling. In fact it was admitted on all
sides thnt a moro manly, gentlemanly
assemblage of young men had never
before played horo.
During the second gamo tho ball was
fur tho first timo brought down within
a few feet of the Westminster goal; at
that point a terrible struggle tool:
place and only the most stubborn resistance und thnt fine, "all together"
kind of piny that tells anywhere, saved
the Westminster goal from tho imminent danger in which it stood. McLaren of .the Westminsters worked
liko a Trojan und never onco shirked a
chance to tackle the ball tr an opponent. One of the Victoria men roceived
a severe cut on the cheek-bone or
brow during ono of the scrimmages.
Ho presented rather a ghastly appearance, with tho blood streaming down
his cheek until he hud it. bandaged up
with a handkerchief, and pluckily continued play.
The ground was nut nearly so soft
or muddy ns wns expected from tlie
rain wliich had preceded and felt during the game; tho earth of the athlotio
grounds is firm und shows u tendency
to dry up quickly, a valuable quality
at any time and irt other things than
soil. At tho conclusion of this fino
match tho two teani3 heartily saluted
ono anothor in ringing cheers and somo
of the Victorians left fur Vancuuver by
stage in tho evening. The scoro stood:
Westminster one try to nothing.
l-orl Haney News.
Our Port Ilanoy correspondent sends
us tho following nowsy notos:
The wind blow a fierce hurricane on
Sundny afternoon. Trees fell in nil
directions, and some small buildings
werolovelod to the ground. One large
troo fell across Mr. John Hindi's barn,
cutting it in two. Tho path-masters
aro btiBy clearing tho roods of fallen
timber.
Mr. D. Docksteader, Port Haney,
has fitted up a fine hotel and ho intends
to keep Iwarders.
John Anderson came homo yesterday from tho lugging camp, lnid up
with rluimatism.
Mr. Beckett is still busy making
brick.
Mia. E. Beckett has gone cast. tu
spend the winter with her friends.
COMMENDABLE.
All claims not consistent with tho high
character of Syrup of Figs are purposely
avoided by tho Cal. Fig Syrup Company,
ft acts gently oa tho kidneys, livor and
bowels, cleansing the system effectually,
hut it is not a cure-all and makes no
pretensions that every bottle will not
substantiate.
Railway legislation promises to bo
plentiful next session. Among the
latest notices is that of the Oolumbia
Rivor Railway Company with power
to construct a railway from the Columbia river, commencing about 17 miles
from Golden, B. C, thonco to tlie
headquarters of the middlo fork of the
She river, with the usual powers.
OITY COUNCIL.
Tho oouncil met Monday night at 8
o'clock for the transaction of business.
Present— Aldermen Shiles, Reid,
Oalbick, Keary, Curtis, and Cunninghnm.
His worship Mayor Townsend in the
chair.
Tho following
COMMUNICATIONS
wore roceived and read:
From W. Wolfenden, in regard to
his nomination as water commissioner,
and stating that he had not the necessary assessment qualifications, and notifying council to withdraw his namo
from tho election,   Recoived and filed,
From D. S. Sinclair, saying he
wished to put down a sidowalk across
Agnea street, opposite his place. Referred to tho bonrd of works with
power to act.
From chief of police, enclosing the
resignation of officer Terhune, and
asking that nnothor officer be appointed. Resignation received, and chief's
letter referred tu tho police committee.
A petition frum u numbor of ratepayers on Mary street, above Royal
avonuo, und along streets leading to
the Park, asking thnt a sidewalk bo
laid along Mary street from Royal
avenue to Montreal street. Received
ond referred to the board of works,
with power to act.
From J. Harrh'on Thomas,' M. D.,
applying for the position of medical
officer of health for the city, and enclosing a number uf tcstiuiunials. Received and referred to the health oom-
mi'tee.
From the secretary uf the Roynl
Columbinn Beard of Trustees, stating
that he had been instructed by tho
trustees uf the hospital to npply for
permission to lay n drain pipe somewhere near the hospital.
Aid. Slides said that the inhabitants
around that section objected to having
tho drain debouch into the Brunetto
river.
His worship said n vorbnl protest tu
that effect hnd beeu made nt tlio city
hall.
Aid. Keary said two medical gentle-
meu hud given thoir written opinion in
favor of tho drainage schomo, nud be-
sides, glazed drain pipe would bo used.
Request of communication granted,
under supervision uf tho board of
works.
ACCOUNTS.
C. W'urwick, 85.00; A. G. Smith,
$18.20.
REPORTS.
Aid. Cuiiiiiughiitii said he had pleasure in presenting the council with thei
deed of tho Lulu Island grant. Tho,
deed wns received and the clerk in*,
structed to have it registered.
Aid. Curtis said he wuuld liko to
nsk the health committee what they
had done about the bill of St. Mary's
Hospital.
Aid. Shiles snid tho first bill had
been paid, but this latter bill was for
some trash of no nccount.
Hia worship said the bill was for a
lot of stuff of no value, and Dr. Fagan
had told him tbat the hospital would
bear nil loss through destruction of
goods for sanitary purposes.
Aid. Curtis said tho proper way wob
for the board of health to make a report on it and thoy would deal with it
in the regular way.
Aid. Reid thought the city ought to
pay for the goods, ns smallpox cases
came under the city's jurisdiction, and
moved that the mutter be referred tu
the board of health to report on nt
next meeting.   Motion cnrriod.
Aid. Curtis snid he would like to
straighten out a question that wos giving a good deal of trouble to tho finance committee, namely, the transfer
uf licenses. He thought it wrong to
attempt tu cullcct licenses from the
new proprietor, the former proprietor
having paid his licence for a period
beyond the timo of tho chango.
Aid. Cunningham thuugbt such action would be vory unjust and thought
tho matter needed straightening out
badly.
Aid. Keary reported thnt Mr. Gouv-
ereau having completed tho lino of tho
Bidewalk from tho present archdeaconry tu the Royal Columbian Hospital,
had found lhat the little bridge beyond
Sapperton was unfit for traffic owing
to its insecure condition.
Several oldermon spoko on this matter, condemning the bridge.
His worship thought a cul vert nt that
point would meet the needs uf the
cose.
Aid. Keary said that the earth from
a clearing ill progress at that point
could be advantageously used in filling
up the approaches.
Tho board of works was instructed
lu luok into the mutter and net if necessary.
Aid. Curtis reported that the leasees
of several water lots woro not complying with the conditions pf the leases in
the mutter uf keeping tho wharves in
repair.
His worship suid those .vhurves were
in a vory unsatisfactory condition and
he thought the clerk ought to bo instructed tu cuncel tbu leases.
Aid. Shiles said tho leases ought certainly to be cancelled if the lessees refused to comply with tho provisions of
the samo.
Aid. Reid said tliat Mr. McLaren
had told him that if ho cuuld get the
lease of those sutno water lut3 he wuuld
build and maintain in good repair a
substantial wharf.
Moved by Aid. Cunningham, seconded by Aid. Shiloa, thnt the clork
bo instructed to collect the arrearages
duo on water lots held by Millard,
McLennan and othors, and also notify
these gentlemen that unless tho conditions governing tho leasing of water
lots wore complied with tholr lonscs
should be cancelled.   Corried.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS.
The Btreet naming und numbering
by-law was laid uvor on acoount of
Aid. McPhaden's absence through illness.
His worship, speaking on the Pound
bylaw, snid it was high time that
something was done in this matter; it
was a disgrace uud wuuld get tho cityin-
tu sol iuuB truuble. Oows wore breaking
itttu private gardens, destroying pmp,
eity nnd creating disturbances. He
had had threo complaints thnt day,
Aid. Koary said thut tbo people of
Sapperton had said that in the event
of Sapperton being included in the
municipality thoir cattle should not bo
molested
On motion, thu Pound by-law was
reconsidered.
On motiun, council wont intu committee of the whole on tho Pound uy
law, Aid. Curtia in the chair. The
by-law wus read liy clauses. Clnuse
1 was amended by malting the charge
for female canines running ut largo,
$5 instead of $3
Cluusu 3 was amended so ns to read,
"fund and wator" for impounded dogs
during their 48 hours' lncaiocrntiun,
iiiBtoud of merely wat-r.
Aid. Curtis suid every man in town
seemed to bo possess: d of a wild desire tu run a ranch on liis own hook,
and poultry ought to be held in bounds
us well as the cows.
Aid. Shiles said tho famous and
much advertised red cow belonged tu a
gentleman in the city who hud u contra account against tho cupturur for
tho keep of till elderly horse, and he
had said that when tho gentleman who
detained tho cow puid for the board of
the horse ho would pny lho advertising
bill for the cow, And nil this for tho
want of a pound.
A clnuse was inserted lo road, "that
this by-law shall not take effect until
the 1st of April, 1890."
Committee ruse mid reported the
by-law completo with amendments.
Report adopted, nnd the by-lnw wna
read a third time.
On motion, clnuse 8 was reconsidered unci amended, and tho by-luw was
passed and directed to be signed, sealed
iini-1 published.
The Queen's Park L mn Election
Regulation by-low was rend tl lirst. and
second time Jiy council iu committee
uf the whole, Aid. Calbick in the
chnir.
On motion! the by-law was passed
uud orde.'ed tu be signed, sealed and
published.
Tho Moody Scjuare and Albert Crescent Linn Election Regulation by law
wus road a tirst time, uid couucil wont
intu cominittoQ of tho whole, Aid.
Cunningham iu the chair, and tho bylaw was read by clauses.
Connnittue rose and reported tlto bylaw completo. Report adoptod, and
the by-law puHsed und wus ordered to
be signed, sealed nud published.
On motion of Aid. Curtis, seconded
by Aid Cunningham, the clerk wus instructed to report on tho lines of the
Ponitontiiiry reserve nt next meeting.
Curried.
NEW BUSINESS.
Moved by Aid. Curtia, seconded by
Aid. Calbick, that tho clork bo and ho
is hereby instructed to mako half
yearly trading licenses transferable,
and that this apply to all cases during
the lal ter part uf this yeor retrospectively.   Poaaed
A petition wob read from u number
of ratepayers, as follows: We, the
undersigned rnte-pnyora of nonr Clement street, New Westminster, humbly hog and pray thnt your hotiurnblo
body will Bee fit to cnuae to be opened
up for travel that portion of Clement
streot from Pelham street to Thorno
road, as at presont there is no proper
occess open. And also to causo to be
removed the filth and nuisance caused
by Mr. Thomas Cunningham's cows on
Ciement street, in front of his slnblos.
Aid. Curtis said lie hud been up in
thut direction, and if anybody in tho
city needed runds the poopio up in thut
soction did. It was simply disgraceful; thoro is not a chance tu drivo a
hog through thoso streets. The board
of works ought to bo sent up io look
after this place.
Must of tho aldermen spoko in fuvor
of this measure.
Aid. Cunningham repudiated tho insinuation about his cows, mndo in the
prayer of the poiition, and said that
tho heap nt that placo consisted of
blnok gulden mould which he iutunded
to put over his garden when the frost
should hnvo hardened tho ground. Tho
petition was referred to tho board of
works, with instructions to. act ininio-
diutely
Aid. Curtis, seconded by Aid. Cunningham, moved that the next work
takon up should be the exloitsiun of
Patrick street from Montreal street
nnrthwnrd.    Carried.
Council adjourned nbout 1J o'clock.
In response to nn application from
the provincial fruit growers' association, tho Dominion government has
granted nn appropriation to aid in tho
extension and development of the fruit
growing industry iu Canada, nnd a convention of fruit growors of tho Dominion will bo held at Ottawa during nuxt
February, ut whicli delcgntcs will bo
present from tho various provincos.
In ihe oloction potition of Bouchard
against Norin silting ns the Liberal
member for Charlebui, Quo., thu case
was dismissed with costs for insufficient
proof.	
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WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, NOVEMBER 27, 1889.
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NO. 48.
Shoe Eoctories, Newspaper Offices,
and Other Buildings in Lynn,
Mass., Burned.
Terrible Explosion in a Bessemer
Steel Mill.  An American Fleet
foi' Brazil.
Hon. Peter O'Brien Receives the
Appointment of Lord Chief Justice of Ireland.
K011 VICTOUIA.
San Fhancisco, Nov. 26.—The str.
Walla Walla sailed for Victoria und
Puget Sound ports this mornin.: with
tho following passengers fur Victorin:
Miss Lenekeny, Mrs. Pferdnor, 0. H.
Good*.in, Mrs. Joyersmi.
HEAn-ADJIIKAL WALKER,
Washinoton, Nov. 20.—Acting
Rear-Admiral Walker, commanding
tho squudruu of evolution now at Boston, has boen ordered to Washington
nt his own request, for n conference
with the secretary of the navy, lt i*
supposed that the oniiferuncu has something to do with lhe proposition to scud
tho squadron to Braslil instond uf tu
Europe, as originally proposod.
01.0 ,1EF1> DAVIS.
Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 26.—The
movement in nid of Jefferson Davis is
attracting wido attention nnd appearances favor its success.
FROM FOX 1SLANII.
San Fuanoisoo, Nov. 26.—The
whaling barks Sea Ranger nud Eniniu
F. Horriman arrived frum F,,x Island
tlm morning. Ttio former bruug.it
150 barrels and 3000 pounds "f huno,'
10 fox and four bear skins. The latter him .1000 barrels uf uil nud 1:1,000
pounds of bunt!.
QUIET   HIT STEADY.
Liverpool, Nov 26.—Wheat quiet
but steady.   Cal. 6. Hid.
REPORTED HAYTIEN  REVOLUTION'.
New York, Nov. 20.—Tho steamer
Prince Frederick, from Tort an Prince,
November 20, arrivod to-day and brought
news of an uprising in the island uf
Hayti; it is roported that there were
5,000 men armed to depose Hippolyte.
HORSED AT SEA.
Nuw York, Nov. 20.—It wns reported at the ninl'ttiiiie exchange to-day that
the J3ritish steamer Santiago wns burned
nt sen, November 17th, and the crciv
taken off hy the ship A. .1. Puller, now
on her way to tliis port.
LOOKS HAD THOl'llII.
London, Nov. 20,—The libel suit of
Lord Euston against Editor Parker, of
the North London Press, came up again
to-day. Euston ndmitted that he had
visited a houao which has now gained
auch a bad reputation, but assorted that
his visit was for ordinary law pnposes.
After hearing tho statements of parties
to tho suit the magistrate committed
Parker for trial.
FATAL EXI'l.OaUIN.
PlTTSUURO, Pa., Nov. 26.—In an
explosion this morning at the Alleghany Bessemer steel works, Duquesne,
the night superintendent, Wm. Marshall aud a mnn nnmed Cooper were
killed, nnd a number of others were
injured. Tho mill is a complote
wreok.
PROMOTION IN IRELAND.
Duiilin, Nov. 20.—It is officially
stated tout the Hon. Peter O'Brien,
now attorney-general for Ireland, succeeds Sir Michaol Morris ns lord chiof
justico of Ireland. Mr. Maddes, now
solicitor-gonoral, becomes attornoy-
gonernl and orown prosecutor.
A FAMOUS ASSAMESE IN TROt'RI.B.
Paris, Nov. 26.—Tho Journal des
Debats announces thnt Thuyet, former
regent of Annam, who fled to Canton
and solicited aid in the shape of money
and troops, has been imprisoned by
order of tho Chinoso viceroy. Tho
mandarins a ho accompanied him huvo
ulso been imprisoned.
another ma riUE.
Lynn, Mass., Nov. 26. — A lire,
whioh promises to bo the must disastrous Lynn ever experienced, started
at noon to-day in tho boiler room of
Mower Ss Bros,' four-story wooden
building, on Altamount street. Before
the firemen arrived tho wholo structure was ablaze, and tho firo beyond
control. Tho fire communicated to and
destroyed J. O. Bennett Ss Barrett's
large four-story wooden faotory of tho
Consolidated Adjustable Shoe Co.;
Florimond Ss Mower, shoo manufacturers and dcnlors in fine grades of shoo
leather; G. H. Ss J. M, Bennett Ss
Oo.'s slipper manufactory. At 12:60
the lire spread rapidly. At least 12
largo buildings are in danger, The
flames havo crossed Central avonuo nud
E":":.i.*'b comer is afire. A largo wooden
building, facing Central square, iu
which is located tho Daily Bee, is on
fire. Cinders creased Central squaro
and ignited the Fuller blook, in which
aro tho Western Union Telegraph offices und tho C. N. Pucker Ss Co. shoe
manufactory. At 12:40 tho flames
aprouu *u a large **,. „.,. , „ liutnu .it
Piko coiiior, uc-iiii'.i i •'■ ::• I, JI'ill-,
cundv intinuficlll er, Suilthu '.sins.
Milling NeWS ,*u*i Daily 'u-iii. _*.'.
12:40 tho Daily Press building cuuglit
tire, and tho Haines rapidly burned
away towards Railroad avenue. At
12:50 a strong wind sent tho (hums
ovor tn thu new brick bluck
ocoupied by W. M. Courier Ss Cu.
At threo p.m. tho flro waa spreading
faster; more than half a milo is burned
over among tho most prominent buildings
within a quartor of n mile of Market
street, tho dopot, including the WcsV
orn Union telegraph office, all the Lynn
newspaper offices, and thirty-five shoe
faotoi'i.ia, 11:45, Firemen nre blowing up
buildings iu hopes to check the progress
of tho firo. A boiler blew up in a building on Market atreet and it is repotted
that four iiisn were killed,
HAYTIEN HIPPOLYTE II.U'PV.
New Yoiik, Nov, 25.- The Ameri
can schooner Lnokiiivanna arrived here
to-dny from Port au Prince, Capt.
Ford reports nil quito thoro.   Hippo*
lytu is having no trouble whatever, but
the continued celebration by the people iii oonor of tho new government
makes it very hard to got nny work
done Ministor Douglass, it ia said,
will not remain long on the island and
will return tu the U. S. in tho course
of a few months.
NO CHICKEN.
Taylorsville, III"., Nov. 25.—
Farmer Frank Engleman, living near
here, was attacked by a groy engle last
night. Engleman wns on horsobaok,
and before ho cuuld dismount, the
bird had torn his back nnd shoulders
badly. After a severe struggle the
farmer Biicceeded in catching the bird
by its feet nnd choked it to dentil under foot. Enaletnuii was very weak
from loss df blood. Tho bird measured
six. feet four inches from tip to tip of
its wings,
MUST SPEND THE MONEY.
New York, Nov. 25.—M. M. Estee
of California said Inst night tlmt the
puu-Ainetic.n delojrates may decide to
visit the Pnciiic const. Ho further
said ihnttheru ia nn unexpended balanco of the fund appropriated for thu
usu of thn delegates available for this
excursion.
BONNER ON THE HOUSE.
San Francisco. Nov. 25.—Robert
Buniior, the well known horau mull win
arrived from New York Inst night,
gave a Postal Press ropurti-r sumo in-
tei'OBtiug horse news this morning.
He said that he hnd paid Senator Slam-
ford more fur Sunol tlian hns ever before been expended for a filly, but lie
would nut state llie. prion. Seoul will
remain hero iu charge uf lier trainer,
Mni'uiri, for a yenr. In a fow days she
will attempt to lower her record at
Niipa. Maud 8, will go iii'u training
sion, nud early next, spring will he
started tu luivor her own record, Mr.
Bonner thinks tlio mile can lie traveled
in two minutes live seconds, but nut
Jess. Ho will go down tu Pain Alt
with Senator Stamford to night.
ENFORCING  Till! COASTING LAWS.
Ottawa, Nov. 23,—The minister of
customs to-day received further telegrams from Messrs Ward, Prior noil
Earle with reference tu the enforcement
of the coasting laws. In answer to a
Colonist correspondent ns to the minister's interpretation uf the recent order,
Hun. Mr. 13,'well replied tliut lie hnd
simply followed out the request uf tie
British - Columbia bmu'il. uf trade as
embodied in tho resolutions nnd minutes of the board transmitted tu tho
department, in which it was asked that
the coasting regulations bo firmly and
impartially administered, and that no
facilities be afforded foreign shippim*
wliich nro nob in itcourdanco therewith,
having in view that no snch fncilities
nre extended tu Canadian cnasters
under foreign regulations; and to
emphasize this tho minister's attention
wus called tu » circular issued by Sec
retary Manning in 1885, which had
the effect ef preventing any Canadian
vessel enjoying tho privileges permitted
to American vessels in tho trade with
the Dominion. Tho minister further
says I lint similiit requests havo ofton
been made by thuso interested m the
British Columbin coasting trade; but
though tho department hnd enforced
the law un lhe Grent Lnkes of Ontario
they hnd refrained from taking notion
ou tho Pacific coast, under tho impression that the Oanadian fleet there
was not sufficient tu do the wurk. On
receipt of tho request from the buard
uf Undo tho depnrtment hnd considered the timo opportune to tnko
notion, Ho further stated that he had
written to the president of tho board
of trade pointing out that tho order ns
issued did not  exceed their request.
Ail Old t-lnncrr linn..
Ono of tho oldest pioneers of Victoria, George Ball, aged CO yoars, died
this morning at tho French hospital
after a brief illness caused by heart
disease. Tho decensed was mining the
first who cumo tu Victoria in tho early
-lays, he leaving England whon n young
man. He was well known hore, having ut nno timo buen quite wealthy,
bur, roversos stripped him of nearly all
this world's goods. He loaves ouo
daughter, who iB married at Los Angeles, Cal. Hin remuins will, by a
speoial request made by him before
doath, bo taken chargo of by Mr. J. C.
Smith, who will make arrangements
for the funeral, which will tuke plaoe
to-morrow at 2 o'clock frum the Ro
formed Episcopal churoh.—3'imes of
Saturday.
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Tiro llarlng Vollna llen-rlert.
At ubuut 8 o'clock ou Friday
evening the skiff belonging to the
wardroom ntlieers of tho flngslnp wns
discovered to bn gono from tho butiina,
where it wna made fust. Bulb wiitches
wore mustered un the quarter-deck in
urder to ascertain who woro tho absentees, when it was fuund thut two
bluejacket boys (tnessougora) worn absent, unci it ia belioved that theae buys
havo decamped wiih tho bom. It is u
cuso of wtirdrooni skiff nfter gunroom
stiff. Une ut tlio sli p's uul'purals was
uuuudiiituiy Mii.i, tiijlium ru iiiiiko on*
qurits,     .I'loriiii   intnri il   of   iii-un'
.UUlVti lluUib il  ililil .lluUftlu   iiucudeaiy
tu send tho stenm picket bunt in search
nf lhe runaways, hut no trace either of
thu boat or its occupants could be
found. Probably tho during boys
havo by this time safely crossed the
straits. The niglit wns very clear and
tho woather favorable, and the bout
also cnrriod a sail.—OWom'sf.
G. Bray, who was the husband of
the lato Mrs. Bray, daughter of F. H.
Torrington, tho alleged victim of Dr.
Fim'.or uh the rosult uf an ubnrtion,
has returned tn Toronto from Viotoria,
B.O. Hu said the first ho saw of thu
case was in tho Colonist nowspaper in
Victoria, sonie weeks ago. Ho snys
ho knows absolutely nothing of iho
alleged ubnrtion, nnd will bo able to
give no evidence which would bo
calculated to convict the prisoner. Tho
trial will not como off till Janunry.
THE CHURCHES.
Snmniarles of Hume or the CUT Sermons
Spoken Suuilay.
nOLY TRINITY OHURCH.
His Lordship Bishop Sillitoe preached at Holy Trinity Sunday morning,
taking for hia text Matthew 5th chap.,
16th vorse: "Let your light so shine
before men, that they may see your
good works, and glority your Father
which is in heaven." Our collect
to day speuks of bringing foith the
fruits of good works. A great denl is
misunderstood ou tho subject of the
doctrine of goml works, and no doubt
if tho Scriptures nre tnken by isolntod
passages thore is conflict. But tho
Scriptures must uot bo taken that wuy,
they must be taken us a whole. There
may bc cnulliciing passages, but the
Christian must put his trust in tlio
Heavenly Father, and let Him lead,
for it is unlawful fur us to put one passage uf the Scripture against another
fur critical comparison. Tho principle
that lias beeu established tenches us
that hutiittn nature is very corrupt to
what it wns before the fall. The
teaching of the church is thnt beforo
thu fall iiiau was endued with supernatural guod ness. Aftur tho fall God
put up a barrier between Him nud
man, hut He lift mail free will, nnd
iiinu cnu use ii. The denth of tho
lipdy is a new life iii Jesus Christ,
whereby we cuter into communion
with tlto Father, It is possible for mnn
tu pleaso Gud through Jesus Christ; tu
du uuod works acceptable to God
through .Icsi.s Christ. In Him weare
new Christians, nu lunger bound down
in sin, hut lifted up tu a higher plane
with lile restored in Gud. Thnie can
be no go d works or riirhtoousiiess excepting iu Christ Jesus; we must be
joined to Him, and so lung ns we abido
in Hun we can du much good. The
ubjo.it nud purpose uf lifo is to glorify
God, and surely the uhject of creation
was (he gkiriliculion of God, nndso
more ought Christian people to livo to
His glory. It should stir up the nm-
bition of riiitn io praise Hiin and follow Him. Surely ii thore are two object* before us we might to endeavour
to lake the highest. It is most strange
that peoplo who livo upright lives aro
nevertheless so blind fo the real purpose. This is because wo aro in the
habit uf following beaten paths, not
uf following the track uf our Lord.
A faithful and Christian lifo is lived
only here and there in a Christian
community. I think, dear brethren,
them nre too ninny among us who are
afraid lo let it bo known that Christian
motives enter uur lives, and 1 believo
muat men uro more Christian than they
uppeiiv. We want tho Christianity
outside, on the streets, in our offices
nud workshops—evon in our politics.
Aud it is tho bravo, outspoken Christian that will do more good than all
the church goers und preaching. We
nro nearing the end of the year, and
you ought to make a new resolution,
beginning nuw, to "lot your light shine
before men that they may Bee your
good worka, and glorify your Father
which is in heaven."
THE BAPTIST CHURCH.
At the Olivet Baptist church Sunday
evening lho Rov. Thus. Baldwin spoke
from Isaiah 45th chap.,* 22nd vorse:
"Look unto nio, uud bo ye saved,
nil the ends of the earth: for I am God
and there is none else.'* He said: We
will divide the sermon before wo start
in by wny of change. First: Let us
notice the attitude of the Most High;
Becond: The method which the Most
High hns, in this Uis must wonderful
object nnd attitude. One of the dangers thero in preaching is that we give
tho people too much divine lnw, ou-
forcing God's righteous claim to
righteous obedience; and on the othor
hnnd general failure to accomplish
anything. Now what is His attitude
to us: Wo begin to realize our faults
us men, our alienation from a kind and
provident God, we fool crushed and in
our worst, lowest, lust fallen condition; right then wesee the Most High
reaching forth help over the battlements of His throne. "Look unto me
and be yo saved." He deolares ostensibly thore is nothing for me to gain in
this matter, but everything for you.
Is is one universal fatherly attitude
right from the Garden of Eden, where
tho first command and wish to man
was broken and dashed aside; Ho did
not wait 500 years before he founded
tho principles by which the human
race could return to Him: Ho told
Satan nt onco "I will pu* enmity between this woman nnd you, betweon
thy seed and her seed; itshall bruise
thy head nnd Hum shalt bruise his
heel." Thnt was His attitude, and fur
2000 yenrs it wus nothing but fatherly
kindly good will, occasionally chiding
and punishing with the purposo of
bringing a lost nud mined race to Him*
self, lie sent to thom the best teachers the world over knew, who pointed,
through all their teachings, totho only
help, tlio only Saviour; but then Muses
c uu's in with the hi", "By lho law
elr.!' ir* flop1! !;vir3 '-e justified, fur by
the law iB lhe kutiwlediio uf Bin." They
tlii.'tighl !' ro mis -,'iuithing in'he
doing of thnt law, Paul thought so bofore tho light shono into his heart.
Thoro ia in the law, on the ono lido, bo
much of tho impoasiblo and iu man,
on the other side, so much of hiB infirmities that mon aro dissouraged and
Borne thom mnko up thoir minds to
have a goud time on thm earth at any
rato, and koop t.s fnr away from God
sb thoy oan. Thoy make n mistako;
God does not demand the Inst pound
of flesh, there is uo price, but lino upon line, precept upon precept shows
Him as n loving, beneficent father.
Ho says tu us through every channel
"My naturo is to help." Don't pray
to Gud as though His face wns covered with frowns, its though you had
to cry yourself into his presence, Ho
is waiting nnd offering you mercy,
gt'itco and lovo, us chnligcless na His
plans of salvation, nud bu assured ill
going to Him that thoro is ono heart
that never knows a caprice, a heart
full of a father's pity, a face that never
wears any expression but that of love.
Well that is our first point, now for
the second — "His Methods." He
looks out on our condition, and His
methods tally with His fatherly attitude. Ho provide! food, clothing aud
rofugo in tho spiritual sense as well as
the temporal, and He says "Look to
ino"—"Just look to me"—and we Bay,
"Yos, Father, we do look, we plow
your soil, we sow your seed, we gather
this harvest of yours;" and we take
but the temporal blessing as all He haa
to give, but ho says "Look to Me for
more thanjbread." True, by the utterance of God alone the seasons, the
sunlight, the rain, the seedtime, the
harvest and every domestic blessing
onmes, but Ho snys, look to Mo for
more thnu this, for your soul guilty I
have forgiveness, for your soul immortal I havo a homo slieltcr, fur your
body that must, die, I linve mndo pro-
viaiuit fur its resurrection, and He
comes to us with His methods. The
Isrealites looked at tho serpent uplifted
in tho wilderness, and from tlio moment they looked there wus no harm
in the bltc-B, no deaths on that nccount,
no moitnlity, uu funerals, nnd uo ono
could understand just why, any moro
than you can understand anything
that G, il lines, lunking nt lirst principles. The mariner shipwrecked, tussi'd
about in :a merciless sea, when he
sights n sail does not quostiuii what he
shall do, or what they will do for him,
but at first sight up goes lho signal ut
distress, aud we. as u lost, shipwrecked
world look uut over the liens of timo
and eternity and Jesus is the lirst nnd
only help wo siyht, and as we show uur
signals uf distress He tenches out and
picks us up, anil plains uur feet firmly
on tho rock. He says "Luok to Me."
Mny God eunJilu us tu turn and luok.
"Luok unto Mo and be ye saved, nil
yo ends of the earth; furl aniGnd, and
there is none else."
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THAVE THIS DAY Al'l'I.IF.DTO THE
Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for a rerord of len tnclies of water
for n term of twenty years, to be tnlten ili-
reotly from a stream llowln**: on or neiu-
the east boundary of Lot, 12, Block II,
(suburbnu), of the City of New WestminBter: tho same to be used for manufacturing purposes in connection wltli a tannery
now in operation.
JAMES ROUSSEAU,
By bis Agent, Al.liEltT .1. Hill.
Now Westminster, Nov. 20,1880.
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§-^jjp€gs
A Pleasing- Sense of Health
and Strength Renewed, and
of Ease and Comfort
Follows tho uso of Syrup of Figs, as ii
acts gently on tho
Kidnkys, Liver 0 Bowels
Effectually Cleansing tiio System ivhsu
Costivo or Bilious, Dispelling
Colds, Headaches and Fevers
nnd pcniuinetitly curing
HABITOAI. CONSTIPAraOK
wlthotlt weakening oe irritating tho organs on which it acts.
For snlo lu tHo bottle. by nil I.c.iiHuc;
Druggists.   *
MASUrACTUHKD ONLY BV TUB
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Wholesale and Eetail Druggists
NEXT COLONIAL HOTEL, NEW WESTMINSTER. B. C.
Hold Your Orders
Save   Money!
As wc have a Car-load of the Celebrated
Adams & Son's Lumber Wagons,
Which will bo heie in about 10 Days.
We will ulso receive a number of Deliver}- WilgOlls hy the samo car.
Slasrsbnd Carriage Works.
1UGGIES1
JUST RECEIVED,
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 AL.O	
DUPLEX, HANDY, BRADLEY & OTHER
Democrat and Express Wagons!
%W The Best and Cheapest Rigs ever offered for sale in
British Columbia."^!
iwipii,     Tloid cfc 0"UL_r_rie„
W. & G. Wolfenden,
Cor. Columbia and Mary Sts., New Westminster.
The above named firm having fully decided to retire from the
Dry Goods Business and confine their attention to the Grocery
Business for the future, now offer the whole of their
Choice, New, Well Selected and Well Bought Stock of Dry
Goods and Clothing at
Cost Prices for Cash.
A rare chance Is now offered to intending purchasers, as the stock consists of
goods just suited for the prosent and coming season. All fresh and in prime order
and purchased in tho best foreign market) at rook    ttom prices.
Salo to commence on Monday, the 16th instant, and to continuo until the whole
of the stock has been olosed out.    REMEMBER THE PLACE:   Corner of Col-
W.&G. WOLFENDEN.
umbia and Mary Streets.
ROYAL CITY
RICHARD STREET, NEW WESTMINSTER.
MANUFACTURERS ASD DEALF.1!- IK
All Kinds of Ron£b and Dressed Lnmlier
Shingles, Shakes, Laths, Pickets,
SALMON BOXES, NET FLOATS, TRAYS,
jS.3Srr> AX£  IKXITEIS OB-
Wood Furnishing for Canneries.
Doors.   Frames.   Windows,
Rloiildfitiirs. Balusters,
Blinds. Brackets*
Ballings, Newels.
PLASH km FANCY AND ALL KINDS OF TURNED WORK.
uowdwly VOLUME 84.
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTEB, B. C, NOVEMBER 27, 1886.
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NO. 48.
Vvc-iikly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning, Not. 31. MM.
(From Daily Columbian, Nov. 20.)
. The barque Ullock began taking on
• her lumber cargo this morning.
. The steamer Stella  left  to day for
., Howe Sound fur logs  for the  Royal
. Oity Planing Mills.
Tho steamer Gypsy took a boom of
logs to the Royal City Planing Mills
this afternoon from up the river.
G. W. Rasure is advertising saddlo,
driving and draught horses for Bale.
They are on exhibition at Brownsville.
Tho steamer Adelaide arrived this
afternoon from tho Nortii Arm with a
cargo of grain for Mathers and Milligan.
Tho Nellie Tuylor was taken round
to McPhee Bros.' shipyard this morn
ing. She will he fitted up thoroughly,
and be put in lir3t-claas order.
The two young gentlemen from
Moodyville, for whoso safety serious
fears had been entertained,havo turned
up all right from their somewhat protracted hunting trip.
Nelson Bennett is president of the
new steel and iron company to erecr
works at Fairhaveu. J. D. Warden,
of Spokane, ia one of tho directors.
Oapital stock, §2,000,000.
* In conscqueuce of the political meeting on Saturday night, the auction
sale of city property, advertised hy
T, J. Trapp, has been postponed until
Saturday evening, Not. 30th.
The contractors for the Agues street
improvements havo got tho sidewalk
between Mary and Clement streets,
on tlie south sido, lowered to its proper iovol. The mistake in laying the
walk at an absurdly high level proved
rattier costly.
To-night, at Victoria, a grand dinner
will be given to Mr. Justice Drake by
the members of the provincial bar in
honor of bis elevation to tho bench.
Several legal gentlemen left Westminster to-day for Victoria to be present at the dinner.
, The snag-boat Sanison is in port.
Sho had a rough experience at the
sandheads last Sunday, and only by
tho exercise of the most careful seamanship, and by keeping her engines
running at full power did sho eventually weather tho gale.
A deputation of salmon canners has
left for Ottawa to lay certain matters
before the department of fisheries.
What these matters are has not transpired, but they aro certainly something lhat will tend to improve the
poor canners condition.
The mud around the depot and in
the neighborhood of tho Merchant's
Hotol is about six inches deep. It is
A sight to see ono of the butcher hurst's
gallop through it. Tho cross-walks ore
scarcely distinguishable in spito of the
scavengers. A good wood paving
would obviate all this.
The telegraph nnd telephone wires,
whioh were laid low by Sunday's
storm, are now pretty well restored to
their proper position again. Telegraph
communication is O.K. to all points
except the south, and it is expected
the latter line will bo clear to San
Francisco to-morrow.
Last week wo culled attention to
the excellent course of entertainments
to be held during the winter months in
connection with tho Langley Prairie
Presbyterian church: wo have also to
state that a similar course will bc hold
in St. Andrew's churoh, Port Hanev.
Tickets for the wholo course, $1.
Proceeds in aid of tho building fund of
tho church.
Some beautiful specimens of stono
carving are to bo soon at Hamilton's
monumental works. Several round
and square obelisks of red and grey
granito for memorial purposes, have
been finished and look very handsome. Some marble headstones are
also finished and tlio inscriptions liave
been executed with a high degree of
artistic skill.
'Messrs. Wintemuto Bros, have just
completed for Holy Trinity church two
reading desks nnd a number of handsome scats for tho choir. Theso articles are mudo out bf native cednr,
beautiful in grain and highly polished.
Tho design is plain but prelty, and
the gencrul workmanship reflects tho
highest crodit on the manufacturers.
Tho seals will bo placed in the choir
beforo Sunday next.
A gentleman who has been' much
annoyed by cows ontcring his promises
without leave, mid trampling over his
flower-hods and grass-plots, was noticed
this morning depositing a largo and
busiiics-louking club in a convenient
situation near the front gate. Any
cows with a penchant for chewing rosebushes, ciiryaanthcmums, rhododendrons and otlier garden plants will
have those epicurean edibles dished
up to them hot,
The house of Mr. Millor, of Sumas,
is built on solid ground but his barns
and outbuildings are not. The effect
of Siindiiy'sguloon the latter was on the
caving in of ihe bank of tho Fraser on
whicli they stood, the total demolition
of thf buildings and the loss of some
coivs. a lior.10 nnd a dog, some farm
proline" and agricultural implements.
The river is rapidly eating away the
bank at. thai i oiut and fears are beginning to bo entertained that at no
■very distant date the Fraser may form
a junction with Stimns lake.
No one can hnvo auy conception of
the devastation wrought by the Into
gale, in the woods, without taking a
walk out that way. Tho enormous
ohnrrcd trunks which have heen standing so long, anil which havo braved
many a winter itnle, in numerous instances, now lie piled ono on top of
the otlier in a mass of iuoxtricable confusion. In fulling those forest giants
orushed many smaller trees, and in
somo cases went cleat' across tho roadway. There enn be no scarcity of firewood this winter, and on tho principlo
that "it's nn ill wind that blowB nobody
good," this breeze hns saved lots of saw
and axe work.
A petition is being circulated for signatures, and is being very largely signed, asking tho city oouncil to extend
the Mary street sidewalk as far as
Montreal street. Similar petitions
have been presented tune and again to
the council, but havo invariably beeu
shelved, or "referred," which means
about the samo thing. It is to be
hoped the counoil will see lit to order
tho immediate commencement of this
work.
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Killed by Dogs.
Aid. W. H. Keary is mourning the
death of two fine southdown sheep,
both pedigree animals, which wero
killed by dogs on Monday night. Ono
of the animals was kiliod outright, and
tho other was so badly torn that Mr
Keary was obliged to kill it to put an
ond to its sufferings. The shoep were
kept in a fenood lot, at Sapperton, nnd
the dogs got in during the night nmi
limited them down. Sheep hunting
d"gs are a nuisanco in any community,
and Mr. Keary can obtain full damage
if he can prove tho ownership of the
dogs.
Tbe Surrey l..'k<*.
Work on the Surrey dyko is rapidly
Hearing nn end, and it is expected another ten days will see the contract
fnr both dyke and dam completed.
Mr. Thibaudeau, C.E., engineer on
construction, was in the city to-day
and roports that the contractors are
doing splendid work. They have a
large force of men employed, who are
worked to such advantage us to assure
both good work nud a handsome pro-
tit. The weather has been very favorable fur outdoor operations and consequently everything pertaining to the
construction of tho dyko is very substantial.
f'aiiilniiii IVnler Works.
The rough water on the Inlet yea-
terdny morning, says the World, made
it impossible for the diver to repair the
breuk in the wnter works main, which
is found to bo ubout 200 feet from the
north shore. It wns expeoted, however, that ho would bo able to go down
during the nfternoon nt low witter, and
then it will be only a matter of a fow
hours. A telegram wns sent to San
Francisco yesterdny morning to have
new steel mains sent up immediately.
When they arrived they will bo put in,
and two mains will hereafter bo in uie.
This, it is stated, will ensure tho public against such an inconvenience
again.
Hon lo Keep Well.
Probably the very bad weather had
much to do with keeping many away
from Dr. Walker's lecturo at tho
Y.M.C.A. rooms last night. Otherwise it is hard to imagine how any
man could look on such a lecture us
not worth going to hear. An audience
of twenty-live listened to the doctor's
lecture on "How to keep well." The
interest in the subject wos sustained
throughout and all matters touching
the health, hygiene, food, bathing,
ventilation and exurciso were briefly
explained in their relation to health.
The doctor was accorded a hearty vote
nf thanks for his interesting talk, and
it is hoped that he will find it convenient to repeat the lecture. Should
the doctor do bo ho will certainly have
a bumper house whether it is raining
or not.
Where Wire llio 1-oll.c?
A fow nights ago Mr. Peter Grant,
while tossing restlessly on his sick bed,
heard two men enter tho garden by
the front gate. A few minutes later
he heard one of his chickens uttering
a smothered cry. Despite tho fact
that ho was suffering terribly from
rheumatism, Mr. Grant got out of bed
and dragged himself to the front win
dow, which ho managed to open. He
then called to the men to clear out,
which they did very leisurely, probably knowing Mr. Grant was unable to
follow them. He then called at the
top of his voice several times for tho
polico, but although the night was perfectly still and clear, and tho noise
mado by him might easily have been
heard half a milo away, no guardian of
the law respondod to tho call.' The
thieves were not quickened in their
movements by thu shouts of Mr.
Grant, but on tho contrary quietly
walked down the path to tlie gate and
strolled leisurely down Columbia street
iu thu direction of the swamp.
An Acroiuiiioiliillng Company.
The great pains takon by the Canadian Pacifio Railway Company to make
passengers over its lines comfortable,
and to oblige them in overy possible
way, is proverbial all over the continent whero the company seeks business, but not so to thu poor travellers
who have no alternative route, and
must either take the accommodation
afforded or walk. Yosterday 25 passengers for Westminster hnnrdpd the
train at Vancouvor, hut were informed
tho train would bo held back for a
short time owing to a rook slide near
Spuzzum. A little later it was announced ihe train would leave at 4
o'clock, and the passengers waited pn*
tiently. The last, named hour arrived,
and n furthor announcement was mado
that tho passengers for Westminstor
oould loave by the regular evening train
at 0:30 o'olock. Among the pnssengers
wero several who had to bo in Westminster beforo (i o'clock, und theso
wero forced to hire carringes nnd drive
to tho city through tlio mud and rain.
It would not have cost tlio C. P. It. a
veiy great amount to have sont tho
Wuntniinstei' passengers to lho junction by a spooial. In fact it would
have boon a vory profitable enterprise.
Common courtesy, at least, should huvo
actuated tho officials in honestly acknowledging that there would bc no
 '■"   ■"■ »«B tli' ii
puiaous piosueu uy time uu opportunity
of finding some other mode of convey.
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Personal.
G. B. Cross, of Vancouver, was in
the eity to-day.
Mr. W. Moresby roturned today
from the north arm of Burrard Inlet
where ho has been serving Biibpcenas.
R. W. Armstrong returned from
Chilliwack to-day, whoro ho had boen
holding a court of revision of tho Dominion voters' list.
We are glad to learn that tho condition of Mr. D. Chiaholm, M.P., is
steadily improving, and that it is expected he will bo out again ill a few
dayB.
Police Court.
(IlcforcT. c. Atkinson, P. 51.)
John A. Wilson is it citizen of Port
Kcl's and celebrated Ins arrival in this
oity by getting drunk and incapable.
His honor imposed tho usual line of
1,2.50 and cists or one montli nt hnrd
labor,
Sadie Olark plead guilty to tho
charge of being a keeper ot a house of
ill-fame and was fined §25 and §2.50
costs, ill default mie month's imprison-
men! at hard labor.
Mollie Hall pleaded guilty to n
similar oharge; paid the same line.
Kate McCarthy also pleaded guilty
to the same charge mid a similar line
was imposed.
Mabel Clare. Laura Palmer nnd
Jennie Wilson all pleaded guilty to
the charge of being inmates of houses
of ill-fame nnd worn fined §15 nnd
costs ench, or one month's imprisonment at hard labor.
CORRESPONDENCE.
An Elector's micas.
Editor Columiiian,—Sir: Wlion a
firm friendship of many years is broken
for no other reason than that of the fact
that Mr. Cunningham would not stand
aside for Mr. Cotbonld; when nil the
strength of the opposition to tho government is mustered against him who has
no interests outsido of Westminster, may
it not be surmised that those thus combining have some secret motive for their
strange action ? It is claimed hy the
opponents of Mr. Cunningham that the
Hon. Mr. Robson has enlisted his aid on
the side of M r. Corhould—surely this
cannot he ! Why would the lion, gentleman wage battle against cue who lias,
through alt couflicts, stood firm for the
government.
It is well known that, with Mr. Major's aid in his friendly suit against
the C. P. R., and with what part others
supported him, that gigantic company
was enabled the quicker to roach Vancouver, whero the profits to Major and
others wero by no moans small.
To-day these champions of Vancouver
arc a unit against the man who has
thrown in hi3 lot with Westminstor, and
who has never lost occasion to advertise
nnd help hrl' along.
Have these opponents of Cunningham
some interests to conserve which they
thiuk a thorough Wcstininstcrite eannot
promote.
Electors, pause and study for yourselves the problem'!
By electing Cunningham you will be
represented by one of yourselves.
Is this the case with the other party ?
Ax Elector.
Tnitli Stranger Tlinn I'lcilon.
Euitoii Columbian—Sir.' Did you read
yon thing they call the Truth this morning ?
It has a mighty funny joke about one
of Tom Cunningham's cows eating an
Irishman; hut the things thnt were
written in dead earnest are far funnier
than the jokes.
The editor keeps whalin' away at Aid.
Curtis and the "insult" he offered to the
ratepayers j as if ivo would take his
word against a man who has lived among
us and acted square for years. No, Dave
may make a mistake now and then, but
his heart's in the right place, and we
kuow it.
But here is the joke; after blazing
into Dave iu that, fashion, lm coolly snys
it is very doubtful if we can find three
men in the whole city who arc fit to hu
water commissioners !! Talk about "insults" after tlint! Anil after shouting
himself hoarse about legality, ho advises
the council to kick the law to Jericho
and appoint a superint indent!
Hero, then, is Truth's big joke, and he.
ought to patent it: Tlie oounoil insulted
the citizens anil broko the law by saying
thnt tho three commissioners should lie
appointed from ten men whom they
named.   That's the lirst proposition,
The council would act rightly and
wisely by ignoring the law and the ratepayers both, and putting the water works
into the hands of n mail appointed by
themselves and rosponsiblo only to thom.
That's the second proposition.
Thou that interview business is rich
nnd rare. .Starting out to show that the
people arc excited and indignant, he tells
us lie couldn't get a man in town to give
his name as au opponent of the council;
and of the five whom he interviewed, only
one spoke directly against the by-law,
and even he said he did not mean to
worry about it, as it would probably
come out all right. Ratepayer.
H*l'.»:n l.riiiilli- I'rt-t-lt.
The cold weather of tho hist few
days has cuuuud u temporary stoppage
of mining on the oreek. The days
aro very fine though, being orisp nnd
clear.
W. Saunders, an old timer, passod
away on the morning of the 3rd November, huving boen ailing for Bomo
time. His homo is on the Similkameen near Princeton. He was all
old Caribooite, but of lato yoars bus
turned his attention tu ranching.
Ah Cluing, a Chinaman, who is
well known by Cariboo mou und many
on the mainland, and who hns of late
years been farming on tho Tulamccn
river near Granite crock, died suddenly. The cause is supposed tube honrt
disoaso. Ah Chung was a naturalized
British sub-ect—Times.
The iuot b.iil tuiiiii was out fur prao-
tlCO this ,ti'i*.r,i..uii.
Sivi,* ii„„*i r*f Rn,. niitlearrived frnm
tile iuout'ior ui-uay.
The str. Irving left for Chilliwack
this morning with freight nnd passengers.
Tho str. Louise left for Victoria thiB
morning with 25 passengers and a large
load ef farm produce.
The Vancouver police are making
war ou saloons which persist in remaining open during prohibited hours.
Lake trout, largo and beautiful,
adtirued the fish market this morning.
Salt water fish are still scatce and salmon are dropping off rapidly.
Tho tickets for tile grand Scotch
concert next week ate already obtaining a rapid sale. Thu affair promises
to be u splendid success. The programme is certainly ono of tho most
tittraefcive seen here i:i years.
The Chinese quarteis arc once more
becoming malodorous and Front stroet
in that neighborhood is certainly not a
desirablo promenade unless to those
troubled with catarrh. Tho mingled
inconso af burning opium, decaying
vegetables, filthy backyards und vitiated nir from the sleeping rooms
form together a smell as indescnbnblo
us it is undesirable.
The remainder of the gang, two in
number, of which the iiiuii Moore sent
up for trial thia morning ia the chief,
wero captured by the police this afternoon. Their names are Jas. Scnleit
andEd.»ard Riley. Like Mooro thoy
ure villainous-looking knaves, and they
louk fit for any kind of "touglinoss."
They will appear before the magistrates
to-morrow morning.
The police have under surveillance
several burglarious characters and bad
looking specimens of humanity who
stand nn excellent chanco of finding
themselves bohind the bars within a
fow days. One of their number,
Moore, was disposed of at the police
court this morning, and the sooner
his tillicuuiB go the same way the better it will be for tlie general public.
An Ottawa despatch to the Seattlo
Post-Intelligencer says: General Sir
Frederick Middletoii has left here to
look into tho const defooso of British
Columbia. There is a force of only
nbout 300 there now. Great Britain
desires to put.an increased force there
and oharge the oxponso to Canada.
This Canada objects to, and Middleton
goes to look over the ground with a
view lo malting n recommendation iu
regard to tho niatter.
There is a smull oave*ill on the lower
side "Of the cross-walk betwoen tho
Bank of li. C. and Wolfenden's store.
This hole ought to be looked to at once
or tho city may find itsolf in one pretty soon, for largo damages. The
street nil nlong that cross-walk is in
discreditable condition. About throe
weeks ago o lot of fine sidewalk lumber was placed on Mary street opposite
tho post office. It lias not been molested since that date, and is anything but an ornament where it iB
nnd should bo taken nway or   used.
Vancouver futility I'ourl.
His Honor Judge Bole left for Vancouver this afternoon to hold Ihe first
session of tlie county court in that city
sinco his elevation to the bench. Tho
Vancouver docket is an enormous oue,
embracing ovor 50 cases, aggregating
more thnu 610,000. This Will bo the
largest county court ever held at Vnucouver, which is considered an ovidence
thnt tho now syBtem   is   popular with
litigants.
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Songs of Siiollanii.
On Wednesday evening next, at the
opera liouse, the long talked of Scotch
concert will bo given, The names of
mnny of tho hest singers in tho city
will be on tho programme, und the instrumental selections will bo rondered
by the most accomplished pianists in
this city and Vancouver. The entertainment will furnish.the Scots of lho
Royal City, and their name is legion,
nn evening of undivided pleasure.
Groat caro is being observed iu tho
choice "f tlie programme, mul iho conceit will be a gland success.
Etnriic lu Ills B,i,ii*_ Flume.
The funeral of the late Capt. Angus
Grant took placo thia nfternoon at 3
o'clock from his late residenco on Provost street. The following gentlemen
officiated ns pall-bearers! J. S, Clute,
Geo. Turner, D. Sinclair, N. C. Mo-
Keen, '/,. H. Hall and Alderman Shiles,
Thn fiiuonil wub very largely tittonded
and the remains were followed to the
grave by nearly every prominent citizen in the community. There was a
long procession of carriages. The Rov.
J. 11. White porformed the funeral
aervice in tlio house nnd nt tho cemetery.
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Tiuil Fatal niiirm.
During tho great storm on Sunday
afternoon n man namod Robert Men-
zi, s, of Laugle>, was killed liy a fall
11ig tree, nu v-as in a oiloiti ivitli a
friend unmet] Robinson when
the accident occurred. Through
tho window of the cabin tho men could
seo nn immense fir swaying in the wind,
und were watching it when it suddenly
fell dirootly across tho building, crushing it and killing poor Menziei instantly. Robinson's escnpe wns marvellous.
The deceased was a nativo of Perth,
Ont. Tho body was interred nt Vancouver yesterday.
The Cnpltlino Wnlcr Worlis.
Mr. Llewellyn, the diver, went
down yesterday morning nt low tido,
to repair the break iu tho wator works
main, but bad to emtio up soon aftor,
as the wafer was still too rough for a
boat to be kopt steady over him. Ho
went down nguin at the next tide, but
did not accomplish   anything,    The
,...*.. nuik. e..n,,1,1 ,y uro meanwhile
supplying the consumers with frosh
water shipped from 'he other side of
tho inlet in scows and then delivered
nriiund Vuncouver in wagon loads.
They have three wagons steadily employed and a large number of men.
Holy Trlutiy Church.
The bishop reoeived last night a
cablegram from the Rov. George H.
Tovey, accepting the position of seoond assistant priest in the parish of
Holy Trinity. Mr. Tovey was ordained
deacon in 1879, and priest in 1880
in the diocese of Lichfield, England,
and served the first two years of his
ministry in the curacy of- Normac tt,
Staffordshire, after wliich hn held fnr
five years tbo clitipbtiney of the North
Staffordshire infirmary, and then weut
to BournemiiutJi where ho is still engaged as senior curate of St. Stephen's
He is n married man, with three chil
dren, and is expected to arrive in New
Westminster about the end of January
next.
Tin* Sumas llykc.
Mr. F. C. Gamble, resident government engineer, made au official inspection of tho Sumas dyke yestorday.
Ho appeared to be well satisfied with
the manner in which tho work haB boen
porformed, but suggested a few trifling
additions which will be easily made.
All the men had been discharged and
paid off, but the energetic superintendent of tho work, Mr. Fred. Little, lost
no time in re-engaging tho required
number t" complete tho proposed additions. The whole work will bo coin
pleted in a couplo of weeks. It reflects
the highest credit on both engiiioors
and contractors, and is said by ihose
whu aro competent in judge, to bo the
most perfect and substantial dyko on
the Paciiic const.
W.Ntltlltislt'r Itciil I'.stnle.
Real estate is moving very freely
nt present and Inrgo transactions aro
taking placo daily. On Tuesday
Messrs. Major Ss Pearson concluded
tlio snle of seven lots, insido property,
to a non-resident buyer, at very satis
factory prices. The demand for eligible iots has been steadily increasing
for several weeks past, nnd prices are
firmer wi'h n tendency to rise. It is
noted by all real estate dealers that
of the several thousand transfers con
eluded during the last year nut one bus
been made except at a profit over the
purchase price, und mnny lots hnve
changed hands several times during
this period. This is a very satisfactory
suite of iifluirs, but it is only the beginning of greater and better things.
Pllt Meadows Reclamation.
An English gentleman, who is said
to have powerful financial backing,
nnd who is interested in tho Pi.t
Meadows reclamation scheme, pnid the
Sumas dyke a visit this weok to observe its construction, strength and
adaptability to the purpose intended.
Ho will report to his colleagues his impressions of the dyke, and if his recommendations uro favorable, as it is reported they will be, it is probablo the
Pitt Meadows dyking schemo will be
actively prosecuted, commencing early
next spring. The reclamation of tho
Pitt Meadows is very important to thiB
city. Westminster is the easiest nnd
only available market to tho Pitt River
ranchers, uutl the settlement of n
couple of scoro of farmers on these
rich lands would moan an important
addition to tho business of   the   royal
city.
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A Worthy Enterprise.
Mr. S. J. Thompson, tho photo
grnpher, is getting out something novel
ill the shape of u Christmas card, whieh
ought to be tho boat Xmas gift on the
market. The card is entitled "Grand
Medley of British Culumbia scenery.','
The views, 32 in -number, embracing
ull tho principal cities nud points of
interest iu the province, nre indeed
grand. The finish of each individual
view, though on u greatly reduced
scale from the original picturo, i. perfect, and iho smallest object in them i3
wonderfully distinct. Of course, Mr.
Thompson has nono but the bost vi**i*a,
and this naturally enhances tho value
of the curd. As n ChristniuB souvenir
to frionds iu tho old country, or in tho
eastern provinces, the card is just the
thing, besidos v. hich it is one of the
best advertisements of British Columbia over issued.
rlillllwaili (Imi.
The first Bossion of the county oourt
at Chilliwack sinco the elevation "f
•Judgo Bole lo tho bench, was hold on
tho 18th inst. Tho only case of Importance was that of Wolla vs. Prout,
claiming §07,20. Mr. Wells appeared
in person, and Mr. Clinton for defendant. After a long healing, tho court
gave judgineiit fur §35.0*1-. A largo
number of cases were nettled out of
court.
Mrs. Harrison, so well and favor
ably known as tlie keener of ono oftho
liesi, hostelries iu lb-it, sh Columbia,
has decided to remove to Centreville,
where a largo thrue-stiiry hotel is u w
being erected for hor. Sho will take
possession of the new promises curly
next spring.
A deputation of councillors and
others interested in tho progress nf
Contreville, waited upon Judge Bole
during his visit to Chilliwack for tho
purpose of obtaining a grant of 20 foot
of land for the widening of one of tho
atrcots. Aftor laying the mattor before him, Judgo Bolo acceded to the
request of tho deputation, and tho
street will bo widened at onco. Judgo
Bole invested in n fow Oentrcvillo lots
during his visit.
A movement is on foot in Centro-
ville to erect n largo town hall.
Tlioro is a smali boom in real estato
nt present, and many Chilliwnckors nre
piling up real estato in largo quantities.
Prices aro steadily advancing.
Ildltorliii 3 ,*..»,.ialei,cy.
A correspuiide.it signing herself
"Woman." and withholding her name,
sends ub a communication, not for publication, she says, "but merely to show
how inconsistent editors as well at
o'hor poopio are when it suits them.'
The writer thinks wo might le- the
cow nuisanoe reBt toft while, as "there
are always tj.ii sides to a question, and
we have to endure other things wc
are wirse lii*n he cow nuisance, I
which you say nothing about." . The
"othor things" ire pu', nut inaptly, in
this way: "Fnv instance, a lonely
woman, sitting by he deathbed of a
lovely ohild in the dead hour of night,
and having to witless the spasms of,
the li t e suffering one cau.od hy tho
Boreechitig and horrihle whistles
ot the stcniiinonts; it is hard
euouah for tt II peopl*;, but
worse for tho*** who are forced to endure it. Then whon ,iou gu down,
town f.-r u few I \, (,. thii,gs. to Juivo in
pass those mineral Ic h le- of infamy
mid ilrunki! -Hos, and have u half-
dozen of those loungers staring at you
and crowding yu , off iho sidewalk ns if
they never st** a woman. Tlio city
council is t.. blame fur this, 1 beliove,
from what I nm tuld." Our anonymous correspondent notes what are
certainly two very real griovnnceB.
We havo iu the past on more than
one ocftsion Hutu* our beat to haveth©
steamboat whis'le nuisance abated, and
what have the city fathers to say to
the charge that ihey are responsible
fur the two evils so graphically por-
traved above by nn evident sufferer
from both?
A llooil I'crfnrinniicf.
The entertainment given in tlio opora
house lust night was, from a fionn-i-il
point of view, a dismal failure. There
were about sixty persons present and
thoy looked a lung way from anywhere
in the big hall. The performance itself was "up tn the murk," several uf
the pieces being equal to professi--mil
within the same lines. The singing uf
Mr. P. J. Thicke iias much appreciated by the audienoe. His selection
from Vincent Wallace's splendid opera
nf "Maritnnii," "The flower that
bluonieth," was given with a finish and
clenrneBS rather unusual here. The
other selections sung by Mr. Thicke,
"Tho gntes of 'he West," and "Tho
Bong that reached my heart," fully
bore out the assertion that has boen
lti"de that ho is one nf the fines! tenor
S"loiBt8 in this city. When singing
the encore, "The sung thnt reached
my heart," Mr. Thicke, having hnd to
surrender his music to tho accompanist
and having had only one day's notico
lo prepare, furgot a line and had to
finish abruptly. Ho came out later
and made up for this fully by singing
the Irish comic song, "Clara Nolan's
Ball." The fencing hout, although
rather a one-sided match, was interesting, but the audience did not seem to
appreciate that kind of work. The
music givon bv the string band was
excellent, and bore evidence of careful
training. This was their first appearance in public, and it may safely be
put down us a successful one. The
organizers of the exhibition have perhaps themselves to blame for its financial failure, as thero was not nenrly
enough printers' ink used. Tho
wholesome fact is more doeply impressed in tlieir minds than ever, thut,
"there's nothing liko advertising."
One thing, however, may also be noted
and that is that the show was in many
ways far upoi-im tn most of the "professional shows" thnt come round nnd
calmly deniiuid your dollar, and give
you noxt to nothing iu return.
Pii-sonal.
the
James Orr, M. P. P.,   wns
city to-day for a fow houra.
Biahop and Mrs. Sillitoe havo re-
turnod to St. Mary's Mount.
The Misso* Polly, of Yoxford, England, are the guus-s of air*. Sillitoe,
and will remain throughout the winter.
Chris'oi'her llnun, superintendent
of construction on Surrey dyke, was in
the city tu-nuy. He bus 100 men
under his chargo, and claims tu have
tbo hest gang in the country. Mr.
Brown says lhat when tho dyko is oomph-ted, kbit portion nf Surrey drained
by it will be equal to any land on the
Pacific c-HHt.
CORFUSPONDENCE.
Iliileimii-i- AbhIii-
I'JiuTiiit Columbian—Sin — I will
leave you to argue whether the Truth
man is a rcd-hcrring or not; but it can't
be doubted thut ho is n whale  ut law.
The council has, of course, power to
appoint its officers mid fix their salaries
—nico fix it would bu in if it lind not the
power; lull it hns not the power to appoint commissioners to manage the water
works- it can only arrange for thoir
election, just aB it iirrangos for the election uf mayor. If the council can, under
43 of 142, lot-ally appoint a man to tako
the placo of the water commissioners, it
ean also legally appoint one to tako tho
place "f mayor. The only differcneo is
flint-, Hu* provision nbout wntoi* coinmiii-
sioncrs is not mandatory, for th-simplo
reason that wu did nut wnnt them whon
the act win* passed.
But let lnyvyers talk of law. The point
which concerns the public is, that tho
attack made upon the counoil, and especially upon Aid. Curtis, is shown to be
disingenuous by the faot that, while they
nre nouued for arrogating to themselves
too muoh power, and for dictating to the
ratepayers, thoy aro iu the next brcatk
advised te carry thcirnrrogating and dictating to a length which tlicy nevor
dreamed of. Ratepayer.
. —_»	
Dr. Barrett Foster was committed
for trial at Tor,into, Tuesday morning,
on a chargo of tho murdor of Mrs.
Bray, by performing nu operation on
hor.
Mackonzie, tho Liberal candidate,
was elected Monday for tho Ontario
legislature in West Lambton, by about
000 majority. VOLUME 34:
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WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, NOVEMBER 27, 1889.
NO. 48.
Wednesday Morning, Nov. •it. 1881).
(From Daily Columbian, Nov. 22.)
The phonography olass in connection
with tho Y. M. 0. A. is making rapid
progress.
Numerous logs and stumps wero
noticed floating down stream yesterday. Thoy were nrohably disnlacod
by the late he.i /) g-.l...
The Acorn has been ordered to make
ready for sea on Monday. It is understood that, she will eome up to Diif'ej-
the FraBer river ohannel.
The steamer Adelaide brought down
a scow load of baled hay from Langloy
last night, consigned to tho Wuod-
- ward ranche, Nortii Arm.
There was a bracing black frost last
night, the lirat of the soason, Very
thin ico was funned on ponds, hut it
disappeared before nino o'clock.
Thero arrived per tho C. P. It. for
Viotoria yesterday and to-day, 432
sheep, 71 head of cattlo and 95 hogs.
Tho Louiso will take them to their
destination.
A poem, written spociully. for the
occasion, by a youug ludy whose
talents are well-known in this city, will
be read by tho fair authoress at the
Scotch concert next weok.
A olass in vocal music will be formed
thia evening at tho Y. M. C. A. rooms
undor tlio direction of Prof- Burnett.
Vory great interest has been manifested in this department of tho Y. M. C.
A.'a work, and undor tho superintendence of the gontleman abovo-named
will be suro to be a success.
Capt. Edward McOoskrie has ohar-
tered, from Laidlaw Ss Co., thu steamer
Emma, and intends to tako contracts
for nil kinds of towing. He has u completo outfit of scows and tarpaulins,
for carrying un tho business. Messra.
Mathers and Milligan will act as dipt.
McCoski'io's Westminster agents.
Preparations nre still going on for
the annual Caledonian and St. Andrew's Society diniior,whioh takes place
nt the Queen's Hotel, Friduy evening,
20ih inst., at 8 o'clock. The tickets
will be out in n fow days, and can be
purchased from any member uf the
committee. Tho dinner is expected
to be the most successful Scottish
gathering in Westminster iu many
years.
The more plates that are taken off
tho Amphion, the worso her damage
appears to bo. It is reported now
that tho contract for repairing lier will
likely go to the Union Iron Works, of
Snn Francisco, nnd thnt tho manager
of tho company will arrive in ti, few
dnys to prepare a tonder fur the work.
Roport also states that a Viotoria company has put in an estimate of tho cost
of repairs nt §75,000. Even should
the contract go to n San Francisco
company tbo work will bo done hi
Esquimalt.
Our cotemporary, thoDomim'on Illua-
trated, givos us ample variety this
weok. Montreal, St. John, Frederic-
ton, London, Out., and Lethbridge,
N. W. T., with its colliery, hnvo eaoh
a share of attention, so that tho whole
Dominion is represented. The style
of the engravings desorves praise, and
wo aro glad to discern signs of improvement from week to week. Tho doublo
page engraving of Seifort's "Kuthclien"
is suro to be prized by lovers of tho
beautiful. Tho Dominion Illustrated is
published by the Dominion Illustrated
Publishing Co., Mr. G. E. Desbnrata,
managing director. Subscription, §4.
Addross: 73 St. James street, Montreal.
Memorial windows.
Tho rimes snys three large windows
in the Douglas street front of St.
Andrew's Presbyterian church, Victoria, uro to be filled wiih beautiful
colored figured glass. Thoy hnvo been
ordored in Germany by Mrs. Dunsmuir at a cost nf over $4,000, and will
bo memorial windows totho into Hon.
R. Dunsmuir. At present the frames
will bo filled with plain glu3s, as the
others will not arrive hero until February or Maroh noxt.
A Corner In Polatn.H.
Tlie Nanaimo 1'Vce Press reporls that
■a corner in potatoes has been carried
into effect by a Victoria syndicate,
beaded by Mayor Grnnt, Urinn Nolson
and others. They hnvo secured no
less than 500 tons of tho ttiliors, which
thoy havo carefully storod nwny uwnit-
ing n riso iu the market. Tho operators in this iii-rnngeinent assort thnt
potatoes cannot be imported from
either Sau Francisco or tho Sound, ns
thoy are a scarce commodity in Ihe
sections mentioned. This is not a
potato trust, but a potato ring.
A large Hop Grower.
One of the largest bop growers in
tho provinco is Mr. Brewo of Aldor-
ijrore. During the past season he
1-aiscd something over 10 tons of bops,
wliich were saved nud dried in perfect
condition. Mr. ltrowo hns marketed
a number of tons lit u fair price, Uui
has 7 tons left wuiou no wlii store ill
this citv awaiting nn advance in value.
The prico of hopB ia unusually low at
present, buta rise is expected before
long. A number of up river farmers
have declared their intention of commencing hop growing on a largo scale
next yeor, it being ono of tho moat
profitable branches of the farming industry.	
Tho vioorogal party on thoir reoont
trip travelled some 7,000 miles and nre
nono the worse for thoir journeying.
All tho members aro in excellent
health. His Excellonoy, during bis
absonco, bus replied to sixty nddrosnes.
His Excellency will now stuy in Ottawa for the wintor. Hon. Edwnrd nnd
Lady Alice Stanley lenvo for England
on Mondny.
Children Cryfor
luo ureal, ill tne Onpuanu Water
Works Co.'s main across tho Narrows
at Vanoouver, has not yet been repaired, and the oity is still dependent
on the watermen for tbe necessary
....  ',     Divers went down yesterday
..._ g aiiti attempted to repair the
break, but owing to the strong tide it
waa found impossible" to complete tho
•lifR-nH job, and it is expected Beveral
iy1.. will bo required in which to do
tho work. The company is making
arrangements to lay down a duplicate
,,:,.. li'.e, a move' they should have
prepared for months ago. ln case of a
grout lire Vancouver would be in a
very awkward position nt present.
A Cowardly Insult.
A t'especta'olo-looking Chinamnn was
crossing Mnry street near the post-
office this morning, nud u white man
was going the opposite wny. Tho hitter was crumpling n largo pioco of
wrapping paper in I113 hands, and when
he bad got it into tlio form of a hard
ball, ho deliberately throw it at the
unoffending Celestial, striking him directly and forcibly in the face.' The
white man laughed at what he thought
was n joke, nnd tho poor Chinamnn
had to "grin and bear it," as ho was
scarcely strong onough to givo the
whito "trash" the sound drubbing ho
so richly deserved. Thoro is a great
deal of this cowardly work done on the
helpless Chinese, that never comes bofore tho courts; it is n pity that John
is not muscular enough to resent those
affronts in a manner that would put a
full stop to them.
Tin* Political Fight.
Thero is nothing new or sturtling in
the political contest. Both candidates
and their friends nre working stondily
nnd enthusiastically, and both sides
aro confident of victory. The lower
part of tho oity has been thoroughly canvassed from door to door,
and it ia pretty well understood
just liow each man will vote. In the
upper portion of the city it is different.
Tlioro tho people are more scattered,
nro ubsont from homo nil day, nnd,
consequently, nro hard to reach. Just
who is tho favorite candidate with
those voters it is hard to sny, but it is
tho npiuiun nf many that this uptown voto will decide the election.
The meeting uf Mr. Corbould's sup-
p rters, ..t the Oddfellows' Hnll tomorrow night, \i ill ceitau'ily be lnrgoly attended. Some pretty speeches
may be looked for, und the views nnd
intentions of both parties will he woll
ventilated. Some lively passages mny
ba expected, nnd the meeting will be
of great interest.
Vk'liirii'.-Wiistiiiliister.
Tomorrow afternoon,nt 2:30 o'elook,
tho grent Victoria-Westminster loot
ball match will be played on Queen's
Park. Every battle fought by these
clubs has been of a moat stubborn
character, aud the odds on either side
at tho close of the fight has never been
great, Tho complete and utter rout
of the Royal City men at Hastings last
Saturday, by vancouvor, hos had a
stimulating, not n discouraging effect
on the players, nud to-morrow Westminster will "bob up serenoly," confident in their ability to win and strong
enough to givo tbo best combination
in the provinco a very hard fight. The
Westminster team will be chosen from
the following: Whyte, Lister, Corbett,
Hamber, McLaren, McMartin, Lewis,
Miller, Allan, Pickles, Bell, Greame,
Ransome, Clute, Turner, Mowat,
Woods, All thoso whose names are
above mentioned are requested to moot
to-night :it the office of W. J. Walkor
it Co., at hull-past 7 o'clock. It is
hoped tliat the Grand Stand will be
liberally patronized by tho public, ns
the proceeds will be applied to the
club funds.
ti Tcuipoi'il. O Mores.
A cliiss of literature has lately mndo
its appearance in the city book' stores
wliich serves to show tho way publio
tnsto trends. This so-called "litcraturo" is tlio "detective library scries,"
and tbo stories, needless to Bay, are of
tho most blood-curdling kind. Tho
moat startling incidents in the great
field of criminal records nre in it dished
up with nil tho accompaniments of
salacious details, garnished with murders unlimited and robbories by the
score. The booksellers nny this kind
of reading obtains tho readiest sale,
and no other kind moves off so rapidly
or is so much callod for. It seems
strango that in spito of nil thnt has
boon dono to bring standard literature
within tho rench of tho poorest, this
deloicrious rubbish should obtain .circulation. Theso wretched "novels"
nro ' 'ground out" by tho biisost of
base humanity, "lifornry hacks," in
tho ultima nnd dens of New York.
Every revolting murder or daring robbery that appears in the columns of
the daily press is fund fnr tlieir poison*
ous pens nnd imaginations.' The
literal y   t.tylp   ia   the lowest thing in
demit tho stuff, oven with school boys
struggling with their tenses, But
there is money in tho production and
Bale of such garbage, and so long as
tho public does not know any hotter
than call for it they will always obtain
it in spite of all the protests of good
taste and morals.
Rev. Dr. Sutherland, leader of tho
third party, in an interview snys he regards the voto for McRao in West
Lambton ns very sntiBfuctory. Ho
says the now party will now bo pushed
in nil the constituencies, Latest returns show that Mackenzie led Fleck
by 051, with one division to hem' from
thnt will no doubt, increase his majority to 700. He hns already n Biuall nut
joi'ity over the two candidates.
Pitcher's Castoria.
THE BIG SLOU0.H.
A Splendid Cbance ror an Enterprising
Steamboat Owner to Gain
Business.
A public meeting of residents of the
eastern division of the municipality of
Delta was held at the residence of Mr.
Thos. Robertson on Saturday evening, the 10th inst., to consider the
beBt means of utilizing the "big slough"
for shipping farm produce. Thia
stream is navigable up to the forks,
within a fow rods of tho truuk road.
At high wator the channel is 9 to 12
feet deep and is 100 feet wide at its
narrowest part, The course of the
channel at its mouth in Boundary Bay
is marked by stakes from grass to deep
wator. Various steamers havo at dif*
fereiit times sailed up to tho forks at
the trunk road and received or discharged cargo, the Adelaide as long as
15 years ago, when tho channel waB
not nearly so good as it is at present;
but up to tho present time no steamers
havo been regularly employed in tho
carrying trade from this point. Small
sailing vessels have boon occasionally
hired to take away a loud, the largest
of theso, tho Lottie, taking 25 tons,
Her services are, however, obtainable
only at intervals, and aro quite inadequate. Thore seems to be a splendid
opportunity here for some enterprising party, as tho aotion of the settlers
at this meoting makes it possible for a
properly appointed steamboat to secure
a complete monopoly of this large and
growing trade, for a term of years at
fixed rates.
The meeting was largely attended,
and a marked unanimity was noticeable. On motion, Mr. C. Brown was
called to the chair, and Mr. R. E.
Kittson appointed Becrotary.
The chairman mado a short speech
and said thnt this quostion was one of
two-fold importance to tho settlement.
Profits wore lessoned and labor increased by having to haul produco
eight or nine milea over a bad road to
a shipping point no better than possessed right at the farmers' own doors.
Ho wondered that the settlers hud not
long since awakened to a sense of their
own stupidity in contributing to the
building up of another placo where
they bad no specinl interests, to tho
neglect ot thoir own. They had hore
a tract of land the best in the province,
and probably the best in the world,
and although it is all owned, cortainly
too much of it is unoccupied. And
why? Simply because the settlers nre
haudienpped. Intending Bettlera visit
tho locality and soo land—fine land—
capable of producing fabulous crops,
but if tbey uro practical and experienced men, their first question is about
what tho facilities for shipping aro,
When they find there is a long haul to
tho Bhipping point, of course, they
will try to get as near that point as
possible.
Mr. Thos. Robertson said that lie
had been trying to get a steamboat up
the slough before this meeting was
talked of, but he found that interested
parties were doing all they could to
cast discredit on the feasibility of the
project. He himself would willingly
bonus a steamer to make a trial trip if
no better could be done, but the opening was too good, he thought, not to
be taken advantage of, and be expected to see a steamer up beforo many
days; and although this season's produce was now pretty woll worked off
through the old channels, still he
thought enough remained jot to give
freights to whatevor boats wanted to
mako trial trips or bid for the trade.
The settlors then conferred together
and placed 250 tuns of produco at tho
disposal of Mr. Robertson, and empowered him to mako arrangements
for its shipment in that way.
The secretary wanted to know how
much trade could be guaranteed to
whatever boat arraiigomciits might bo
mode with for next season.
Each one presont gave in the amount
he expected to havo for shipment and
lho result was 1005 tons. It waa also
ascertained that whatever boat should
secure this trade, could alao count on
gotting that of Boundary Bay, which is
estimated nt 1500 tons, and Mnd bay
(ISO tons.
Tho following resolution was moved
by Mr. Robt. McKee and seconded by
Mr. Owou, and oarried  unanimously:
-Resolved, that in order to enoourage
sumo steamboat owner to take hold of
this trade and run a suitable boat, we
offer, 113 an inducement, to enter into
nn agreement with said owner to ship
our entire produce by his boat or boats
for a term of say threo yoars.
Mr. Jno. MoKoe, jr., nnd Mr. Carl
Lachder sp she in favor of the project,
nnd the meeting shortly nftorwnrda nd-
iuurned.
Police Court.
(Be/ore T. C. Atkinson, P. M.)
Edward Scnlen and Jamos Riley
stood charged in the polico court this
murning with having stolen threo gossamers. Oflicer Dummy saw tlio two
fellows mi Front street the night of tho
21st, and the prisoner Scnlen had a
bundlo half-concealed under his coat.
The officer was looking after tho man
Monro ut the time, und the two prisoners turnod and walked away, first
placing the bundlo on the sidowalk.
They wero captured yosterday. Beforo the witnesses were sworn his honor
said thut if tho evidence proved that
tho goods had boen stolen betweon the
hours of 0 p. m. nnd 0 n. in. ho would
have In sond the prisoners up for trial.
Miss Rooney identified one of tho gossamers im her proporty. She hnd hung
it up in the hall upstairs in tho City
hotel about lOo'eluck.
IVIiss Fanny Raith identified tho
stolen property, and F. Raith, proprietor of the City hotel, otatod that tho
hall door nf the hotel was usually left
opon all niglit.
The prisoners hnd pnthing to sny for
themselves beyond dehying the oharge,
Hishuiior snid lio would loniund thein
until Monday. The prisoners aro not
vory engaging looking gentlemen, nnd
have the lippearnncouf men whu would
bo liable to mnke serious blunders
nbon*. othor people's propel ty.
(From Daily Columbian, Nov. 23.)
Mr. P. Peebles mourns the death of
his infant daughter, who died this
morning.
The steamer Gypsy was across the
river all day yesterday towing logs for
Murphy's camp.
The ballot boxes for the election
wore constructed and put up to-day in
the court house.
TheR. O. P. M. Co.'s steamer Belle
is going on the ways to get a thorough
overhauliug this winter.
The Dunsmuir arrived from Nanaimo this afternoon at 2 o'olook with a
cargo of conl and a few passengers.
The str. Adelaide arrived this afternoon from Delta with about 600 sacks
of grain for Messrs. Mathers & Milli*
gun. i
James Cunningham reoeived to-day,
ex C. P. R., 400 kegs of nails, 121
stoves and a largo lot of firo grates,
the latter for buildings under construction.
The arithmetic class at tho Y. M. C.
A. last night was well attended, and
gratifying progress is being mado by
the students under the direction of Dr.
A. W. Holmes.
Thero was a kind of calm around
the streets this morning that seemed
tu bo indicative of the coining ructions
at the football field this afternoon and
the Oddfellows' hall to-night.
The Louise cleared this morning
for Victoria with 76 head of cattlo, 425
sheep, a large general cargo and a full
passenger list. She was to take on a
consignment of goods at Ladner's.
Tho stoamer Adelaide loaded lumber
at tho Royal City Mills yesterday for
Milligan's ranch on the North Arm.
The lumber consists of 2-inch planks
and will be used partly in  road work.
Mayor Townsond is out with a card
announcing that ho will consent to bo
re-nominated tor the chief magistracy
of 'the city. The card is in reply to
tho many inquiries made in this direction during the last few weeks.
Therewos a meeting of theNowWest
minster assembly last night in the
court-houso. The attendance was
good, and arrangements were made for
a dance on the evening of Wednesday,
December 4th, to be held in tho opera
house.
Tho crown grant for the Lulu Island
reserve,which was gained to tho city,in
great part, by the tenaclousncss of Mr.
T. Cunningham,wus receivod by tho city
to-doy from Victoria. This valuable
grant covers 600 acres of land, and its
value to the city is vory great,
The str. Irving arrived last night
from Chilliwack with a largo general
cargo, composed of 62 hogs, 228 bales
of bay, 68 Backs of potatoes, 68 bales
of hops and 2 horsos, a large quantity of other farm produce and a number of passengers, She left for upriver
ports again this morning.
The S. S. Batavia, of the Canadian
Pacifio Steamship Co.. arrived at Vancouver yesterday, 15 days from Yokohama. She experienced very stormy
weather on the voyage, and sustained a
little damage from the heavy seas that
accompanied a hurricane on the 14th
inst. The Batavia brought a large
number of passengers and a full load
of freight.
The Royal Oity Planing Mills Oo.
Bhipped a car load of whito pine yesterday to the C. P. It. shops in Vancouver. Tho lumber will bo used in
pattern making. They also shipped
to-day a car load of inch and a quarter
edgo grain pine tn Calgary to finish
tho interior of tho court liouse there.
This timber will bo used as flooring,
and looks very pretty.
Tho sloop Active, owned by Frank
Davis, of this city, and which haa been
fishing for the past few weeks in tho
gulf, is doing remarkably well. A
half a ton of cod nnd otber saltwater
fish wits received in town this morniug,
caught by tho Active. Mr. Davis
thinks that tho Active will bo able to
keep tho market pretty woll supplied
with saltwater fish this winter.
The receipts of game of nil kinds
coming into the market nt present aro
heavier tlinn at any previous time tliis
season. Duck of all descriptions,
mallard, rod-bead, teal, common brown
and fish-duck, arc all beginning to get
plentiful. Geese nro also in better
numbors thun before, nnd somo monsters mny bo seen oxposod for salo.
This increaso is uf course duo to tho
lato stormy wenther and the snow on
the mountain ranges.
Shot Geese at Might.
It is reported that the Siwashes nt
and around Pitt meadows aro making
a practico of shootinggeese dining the
niglit. This is contrary to tho law and
should bo stopped ns it spoils tho spurt
of ovorybody ehe, and serves to drive
these birds away from this part of lho
country. Tho Indians sleep in thoir
cniioaB near somo alough nnd ivhon tho
geese como flying over or soltle, thoy
bang nwny at tbem indiscriminately,
killing a few aud wounding many. Tho
pour birds hnvo no chanco for their
lives, nt lenst, not the chanco our
boncficont laws would like Ihom to
have by saying they muBt not bo Bhot
at night.
Ton Much lire Water.
Frank Harvoy is a stranger in theBe
part3. Ho came here yesterday from
tho back part of lhe province, nnd felt
thnt ho was hound to have somo liquid
refreshments to warm up his cold insido. But Frank had littlo conception
of the strength of Westminstor spirit-
us frumenti, und its unequalled powers
of' producing rod-oyo ur dual vision.
Hu began to sip thu honey dew, anil
before he oould well ejaculate "Jack
Robinson" ho was in a severe stato of
intoxication which thu proprietor of
tho Metropolitan Hotel entered on the
register ns "drunk and incapable.''
Frank had eighty dollars in his wnllet,
nnd lho sum wns handed to him by tho
hotel clerk this murning when Mr.
Harvey paid his little bill
An Indian Chief Drops Dead.
Chief John, of the Fori Kupert Iu
dian tribe, dropped dead thiB afternoon, while caulking his canoe on the
beach, near Webster's wharf. He was
making preparations to leave for the
nurth to spend the Christmas and New
Year's holidays with his tiilicums, u
grand potlach having been arranged
for that time at Fort Rupert. While
bending over tho boat he suddenly fell
forward and dropped to the ground,
stone dead. Ohief Pource was notified
of the affair and immediately procured
the services of Dr. Cooper, who on ex
amination pronounced Chief John a
victim of heart disease.   Deceased waa
50 years of age.
 ... .
Stole Ills lliiul-,.
The police authorities think that the
two men captured last Thursday have
beon guilty of Btill another potty
larceny, by stealing tho boo_8 of i
drunken Siwash while tho latter slept,
They have the boots, but cannot at
present obtain any evidence to bear
out tho chargo, As tho case now
stands tho captured gang seoms to
have been carrying out a species of
raid on the city, ond but for the vigilance of the police might have decamped with quite a respectable booty.
If the police continue their present
vigilance they will earn the applause of
the whole community, besides whicli
Westminster will soon be too hot to
hold a disreputable character.
A Fine Residence.
Mr. H. V. Edmond's fine house on
Park Lane ia rapidly Hearing completion. The outside is finished and a
large force of workmen uro busy working ou the inside which will be a marvel of beautiful finish. The grounds,
which comprise four acres, are being
laid out in a princely manner. There
will be a large lawn, tennis-court,
walks, shrubberies und flower beds.
The stable and coach house and other
outbuildings are being finished in the
same substantial style. The collar of
the main building will bo concreted.
Tho house will be heated throughout
with hot water; gas, electrio bells, and
overy other modern convenience will
also bo placed in the house. Many of
the windows nre pinto glass.
Culverts nnd Bridges.
All the culverts ou tho line of the
Southern Railway, between Brownsville and tho Nicolmekl Rivor, ore in
place and complete. A large force of
men hnve been ut work for several
weeks getting out the timber for
bridges, nnd the bridge building gang
commence work on Mondny next. As
nono of the bridges nre large, it is expected this work will be rushed- through
to completion in two weeks, or three
at the outside. Tho bridge across the
Nicolmekl would have boen under construction some time ago but for the
protest entered against it by the people
of Surrey. They want a draw put in
the bridge, but this will entail a very
heavy expense on tho company, and
which the latter is unwilling to incur
unless absulutely necessary. However,
the company is willing tp not fnirly,
and tho matter will ultimately be settled to the satisfaction of all parties.
The Islander's Propellor Shalt Ont or
Order*
Tho steamer Islander, when leaving
Victoria yesterday morning on her
regular trip to Vancouver, met with
an accident to hor propellor shaft which
necessitated her puttiug back from tho
outer wharf, whero the accident occurred, to her betth in the harbor. Hor
passengers were transferred^, as soon
as possible, to the steamer Yosemite
and wove brought on hero. Tho regular Atlantic express came oyer liero
from Vancouver and awaited the arrival of the steamer, which came in
about 5:40 p.m., and tho train left for
tho cast about (i o'clock und went
through without delay. There was
quite a train nf carj, but they wero
not very well filled when the train left
the city. Tho Yosemite returned to
Victoria to-day. The damage to the
Islnnder is not of n vory serious nature
nnd she will resume her regulnr route
in a day or two.
The Storm nt Whatcom.
Between 2 and 4 o'clock last Sunday
afiernoon Bellingham buy was visited
by tho most furious wind-storm evor
known there. At Whatcom a frame
buUdlngon Thirteenth sttoot, built over
the tide fiats, was lifted from its foundation and thrown into the bay. lt
wiib owned by A. W. Pettibono nnd
occupied by Orcenberc, clothier, who
lost all his stock. Half a dozen snisll-
cr buildings on tho water front were
blown down, and u number of windows
broken. At Sehome a building on
Elk slreet, owned by Richard Watkins,
w-ns blown down. Glass fronts along
Elk street siill'ercd, und McCnrty, on
Holly sirc-c, suffered. At Fnirhaven
Diodrieh's largo building and fuur now
hotisea in courso of erection were blown
down. One mini's nose was cut off by
falling glass, and another receivod
severe injuries, 'file totnl loss by tne
wind around Bellingham bay was §25,-
000. Such a wind wns never known
beforo.
pm The cxi-ress'* in Bi-ryi-"-1- id
fi*.ju ilis ct     il  b   clfiiiigeo .,,-
respond with the Vancouver timo of
arrival and departure. Thus tha
train to connect at tho junction with
the Atlantic express (going east) will
leave this station at 1:15 instead of at
I p.m., and tbo Pacific express coiinec-
tlei.i will arrive te inutee Inter than
at present, or at 2:20 instead of 2:10
o'clock p.m.
 .- . »	
Thai DetoUrd Krport.
The morning paper squirms ni'*re
feebly and painfully than ever in ita
editorial columns tliis morning, but
consoles itself at tho last that it has
got its rattle and will shako it to-morrow morning. We have socured a copy
of the "detailed report" in question,
but ore forced to crowd it out for more
important matter. The document itself is simply un informal itatement
prepared by the park committee some
time since, for the convenience uf tbe
coniinitteo and tho council, nud has
been un file amongst Other municipal
papers. As we shewed yesterday,
thero is no good reason why a formal
detailed statement from the park
committeo should bo submitted
to the publio before tho end
of the yoar—whou tho annual statement of the council ia published—any
more thon thoro is why tho board of
works, for insinncc, nr nny other committee of the council, should so prematurely report, except it bo for the
reason (which, hoyvever, has never oc-
corred to tho Truth) that a park loan
by-law chances to bo now before the
people.
From Fnirhaven.
Mr. Andrew Leamy has returned
to the city from n short visit to the
chief cities on Puget Sound. • Of
the points he visifed on hi3 trip he
considers Fairhaven tbe queen of them
nil. That vising city is a perfect bee-
hive of business nnd enterprise; buildings me going up in all directions,
streets and new wharves are being
built, and the rush of poople tu that
point is greutov than to all the other
cities on Bellingham Bay combined.
Railroad construction on the Fairhaven
Ss Southern road is still being must
vigorously prosecuted mid several
trains daily leave for the, end of the
track loaded with supplies and material fur construction Tin: new Bennett hotel, to cost §85,000, is rapidly
nearing completion. All the business
men are anxious to have tlie railroad
conuection with Wc^Tiiuster completed at the earliest possible date, and
everyone in Fnirhavon looks tn this
connection ns the most important factor towards the city's ultimate prosperity. Construction on the Fairhaven Ss Southern is still being actively prosecuted, and will bo kept up
steadily throughout the winter.
Change In Train Smiec.
Commencing with noxt Sunday, a
change will tske place in the timo of
arrival and doparturo of somo of the
trains lo and from Vancouver nnd this
city. The Atlantic express will lenvo
Vancouvor nt 1 instead of 12:45
o'clock, and the Pacific express will
arrive ut 2:25 instead of at 2:15 as at
present. The local train servico bo*
tween Vuncouver and this city will
remain unchnnged wilh the exception
nf the evening ncoomiiiodation which
will lenve Vnucuuvei' at, 7 instead of
0:30 o'clock ns heretofore. This will
make the train 30 minutes lator in
reaching  New   Wo-tmiiuter, or 8:30
Victoria-Westminster.
The first foot ball match of the sea-
soti between the Victoria and Wostminstor clubs took place on Queen's
Park this afternoon in the presence of
n large number nf people. The weather
was chilly, but not, unpleasant for playing. The opposing teams were made
up ns follows: Westminster—Back,
Bell; three-quarter backs, Whyte,
McLaren, Lewis; hnlf backs, Greame
and Woods; forwards, McMartin, Lister (cautain), Corbett, Hamber, Allan,
Mowat, Turner, Pickles, aud Miller.
Victoria—buck, Grant; three-quarters
backs, Fisher, H. Fisher, and Ward
(captain); half backs, Mille" and
Druinmoiid; forwards, Drake, Crease,
Hibben, Pemberton, Wilson, Churoh,
Kennedy and Fawcett.
The game was called at 3:20, Victoria winning the toss for position and
kics oif. Throughout tho lirat game
the ball never got nearer the West-
ninster goal than the centre uf the
held. The scrimmages wero line,
and hotly contested, and occurred every minuto. The Victorinns
had a splendid heavy team in the field.
Whyte, of the Westminster team,
made a splendid run and made the
only try of lhc whole game The
seoond half-was u repetition ot the
first, the result at the finish being a
try iu favor of Weal minster tun hUnk
score for Victoria.
More Slisreiiresenlntloii.
In p'utsuanoe uf the unfair t-.ctics
whicli seoms tn bo as the ireath of its
nostrils to the morning paper, ihat
sheet, under the .sensational heating ,*f
"Courting Destruction,"endeavors 'his
morning, by direct implication, to
make Aldermnti Cunningham principally responsible fur "delaying the
building (if the lire ongiiiehnu.se md
finally shunting tho whole matter over
tothe next council." In ihe interest
uf truth (im pun intended), we shull
plnoo the faots by thu side of the misrepresentation, which was made with a
purpose ie t difficult to imagine.
At the regular meeting of tbo e uii-
oil, on lhe 4lh instant, it was rained
by Aid. Jaques, seconded by Aid,
Reid, that tlie plans submitted fur t!'
now fire engine huuso be adopted. It
was moved in amendment, by \ld,
C'lbick, s»cniided bv Aid On
ham. that tho tiiii'i be. referre*-
to the firo committee to come up 11
next meeting. The reasons . .
both aldermen (who nre builder oy
trade) in support of the amendment,
wero to tho effect thnt the plan.*, did
not provide for n sufficiently strong
structure for a permanent firo hai'
Tho amendment was carried.
At an adjourned, meeting on the
Hth Novomber, the question came up
again, and it was moved by Aid. Curtis, seconded by Aid. Keary, that the
plana bo laid over for tho new council
to deal with. Tu this motion, it was
moved, in amendment, by Aid. Jaquea,
seconded by Aid. Cunningham, that
the plans bo laid over until tho next
meeting, The amendment wns lust,
Aid. Jaques, Calbick and Cunningham
voting for it. Comment ia unnecessary.
The facts as opposed to IVtifft's purposely false construction speak for
themselves, VOLUME 34.
WEEKLY BKITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, NOVEMBER 27, 1889.
MO 48.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning, Nov. it, 1889.
As illustrating the methods of the
local paper called Truth, it has been
clamoring in its last few issues for
what it calls a detailed report from
the pnrk committee of the city council (of which Alderman Cunningham i3 chairman) of the expenditures, etc., made through the
committee so fur this year on
Queen's park, It would be interesting to hear in what respeot
the park committee of tho council
differs from the board of works, the
water, lire, police or any other committee of the oivic board, and why n
special report should be demanded
from ono and not even hinted at
with respect to tho others. Everyone knows, except, it would appear,
the local morning print, tlmt the expenditures of the various committees
are reported nnd passed on from
time fco timo at the weekly meetings
of the council, and the proceedings
of the council, it is needless to sny,
are public. All readers of The Columiiian, at least, hnve had tin opportunity, in tho published council
reports, to ascertain tho full particulars, us they transpired, with respect to the expenditures by tho
park committee and the various
otlier committees of the council.
The bourd of works is a standing
committee of the council, on pre
cisely the same footing as the park
committee. It bus, nlso, disbursed
this yenr a much larger sum than
tliu park committee. And thore is
consideralile difference of opinion as
to the judiciousness, to sny nothing
more, of some of its operations.
Why does not Truth demand a detailed report from the chuirman of
tho board of works, who is also a
prominent shnreholder in tlmt, pnper?
We can hardly believe that the
morning paper is so innocently
ignorant as it appears in this matter. It looks very much like
another case of fish.
John Stuart, Mill, we believe, it
■was who said that, after all, he
doubted whether the happiness of
ihe human race had been advanced
by the use of labor saving machinery.
Mill was no factious opponent to
development of genius, but, on the
contrary, a thinker of advanced
ideas, hard-headed, cool, and all that
we might expect from so great a
political economist. New inventions have made labor easier, of
course, and have increased the purchasing power of money for the
luxuries as woll ns the necessities
of life, but, at the same time, in
great industrial centres muoh struggling and fighting for existenco is
one of the immediate results, at
least, of the introduction of labor
saving machinery. Where ten men
were once employed to make some
article, the use of machinery to-day
necessitates perhaps the services of
but one, and thus the remaining
nine must find fresh fields in which
to earn their daily bread. The inevitable result in the long run is increased ingenuity, and new industries, and thus the sum total of the
world's wealth is augmented. Thia
is preeminently the age of practical inventions and improvements,
and whether, us a consequence, life
is to-day a harder battle with most
men than it was with their fathers
(which, speaking broadly, we do not
believe), the civilized human raco
would never consent (even were it
possible) to put back tho clock a
century, or even the half or quarter
of that period. Two great factors
besides that of inventive gen uis
must be reckoned with in comparing our present condition with that
of those who lived before us, and
these are, political changes and
moral improvement The progress
of invention and industry has done
something for the world, of itself,
but the improvement of mankind's
condition owes as much, probably
morn, to the process of moral improvement wliich has been going on,
and these two great forces have
been accompanied by, and in a great
measure have necessitated, political
changes. The past fifty years have
witnessed nn unstaying restlessness.
New inventions liavo daily seen the
light, nnd moral forces have overturned national habits, whilst, to
crown all, political changes amounting to revolutions have been effected,
sometimes with the sword, it is true,
but in the majority of instances by
the peaceful but inexorable expression of will on the part of all sovereign man. Will tho next fifty
years be progressive pro rata with
the past? Will electricity exercise
as profound an influence over the
rising generation as the steam ongine has dono with ourselvos 1 And
will the moral and mental improvement of mankind keep pace with
the impending political nnd scion-
tifio changes ? Tlmso uro questions
admitting of endles3 argument, and
should thu history of the next half
century nnswer thom uflirmativoly,
who can predict tho condition of
■our grandsons compared to our own.
Much has been heard about
French outrages in Newfoundland,
and it is now said on good authority
that they were almost altogether
imaginary. Mr. Justice Pinsent,
in replying to the presentment of
the grand jury at Bay St. George,
referred to the stories of "violent
collisions," "fatal disturbances," and
"hideous outrages" said to have been
produced by the French on the west
of the island. "I am happy," said
tbe judge, "in finding that there is
not a particle of truth in such reports, and that they do not possess
the slightest foundation in fact."
One of the stories to which this emphatic denial points was told, doubtless iu good faith, by a Roman
Catholic priest, whose source of information must have been unreliable. Tho judge points out that
there is a disposition in some parts
of the island to talk as if the French
possessed no treaty rights there, n
practico which is misleading und
can only prove mischievous in effect.
He tells the grand jury that all appeals to Great Britain to repudiate
her treaty engagements will prove
idle; and he refuses to agree to the
suggestion that the execution of
treaties should be left to the local
authorities. At the same time
Judge Pinsent thinks the treaty in
question is antiquated, and that the
bait act will prove n lever which
will bring France to ngroe to its
modification. On this point the report of the ohamber of commerce of
St. John's contains corroborative
evidence. "It is gratifying," says
thut document, "to know thnt the
enforcement of the bait aet bus seriously retarded the fishing operations
of our bounty-fed rivals, the French.
Recognizing its great advantage to
the colony in enhancing the value of
our codfish, the chamber would press
on the authorities the necessity of
carrying out the act with the utmost vigor." The whole population
of tho island will concur in this
view, and it is certain the act will
be enforced as far as possible. It
ennnot bo violated without the aid
of Newfoundlanders, but this cooperation, it is stated, would not be
wanting under the temptation of
extia profit. But it appeurs that
the act is really being enforced, and
if this hns been done in a way to
call forth encomium in the first year
oi its existence, the hopes founded
upon it are not likely to prove illusory. The French bounty of eleven
francs per quintal on all fish sent to
foreign countries has hitherto placed
the Newfoundland fishermen at a
disadvantage. The bait act, by
throwing an obstacle in the way of
French fishermen, roughly restores
the balance, and the two nationalities stand on about an equal footing.
At first England was not willing
that the bait act should go into
force; but when its necessity was
established she yielded. Now that
the advantage which the bounty
gave the French fishermen has been
done away with, they may find it
difficult to maintain tlieir fishing in
the Newfoundland fishery, and may,
as Judge Pinsent conjectures, not be
adverse to some modification that
may be in the interest of both
parties.	
There is a temptation, a tendency, we might say, in election
contests, whero the interest and excitement run high, for candidates
and their partisans, in their eager
desire to gain an advantage, to, unwittingly, perhaps, in some ill-
stances, resort to undue or illegal
means, and thus fall into thesnares bf
the law made nnd provided for such
occasions. The various ways in
which a candidate or his agents may
run against a legal snag, and upset
not only their political apple-cart,
but subject themselves likewise to a
heavy mulcting as well as durance
vile, are considerately set forth,
liko warning beacons among the
shoals and reefs, under tho heads
of "Personation," "Bribery," "Treating," "Undue Influence," etc., in
the "Election Regulation Aot,"
chapter 30, Consolidated Statutes
of 13. C, 18S8. We would commend a careful perusal of the act in
question so far as it relates to corrupt and illegal practices at elections to those most interested. Here
we can only touch briefly upon
what constitutes the different offences mentioned, and their penalties.
Personation, as its name would
imply, is the knowingly personating
or falsely assuming "to vote in the
name of any other person whose
name appears on the proper register
of voters, whether such other person
be living or dead, or if the name of
tho suid other person be the name
of a fictitious person." Every person on conviction for this offence
shall be liable to a fino not, exceeding two hundred dollars, or to be
imprisoned for a term not. exceeding six months. In addition to
this penalty, nny candidate, by himself or his agents, found guilty,
directly or indirectly, of personation
Bhall be incapable of being elected
or sitting in tlie'legislativoassoinbly
for the electoral district whoro the
offence was committed during the
legislative assembly then in existence.
Bribeiy is defined as follows:
"Every person who shall, directly or
indirectly, by himself or by any
other person on his behalf, give,
lend, or agree to give or lend, or
shall offer, promise, or promise to
procure, or endeavor to procure, any
money or valuable consideration to
or for auy voter, or to or for any
person on behalf of any voter, or to
or for any other person, in order to
induce any voter to vote or refrain
from voting, or shall corruptly do
any such act as aforesaid on account
of such voter having voted or refrained from voting at any election,"
etc. Tho consideration in otlier
clauses is "any office, pluce, or employment," "any gift, loan, offer,
procurement, or agreement," etc.
The person consenting to the bribe,
promise, etc., is deemed to be equally
guilty of the offence, and any person
who shull pay, or cause to be paid,
to nny other person any money,
with the intent of having it expended for bribery at any election. Any
person found guilty of bribery shnll
be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by line or imprisonment, and
shall ulso be liable to forfeit the sum
of five hundred dollars to any porson who shall sue for the same, together with full costs of suit. In
addition, bribery, by a candidate, or
with his knowledge or consent, voids
the election, and disqualifies the
guilty candidate for a period of
seven years thereafter from sitting
in the legislature, from holding* any
municipal oflice, nnd from holding
any judicial oflice or tho oflice of
justice of the pence. For employing -a corrupt ugtuit by a candidate,
knowing liim to bo such, the penalty
is the voiding of the election.
Treating is pretty well understood. In the act "ment, drink, entertainment or provision" is embraced in thu term, and such phraseology is used ns apparently leaves no
loophole for the largo hearted candidate or his agent to invite the most
dubious of the "free and independent" down off the fence to "take a
smile." The penalty is two hundred and fifty dollars, to be recovered by any person who shall sue
for the same, with costs; and the
thirsty voter who inny succumb to
the unlawful liquid blandishments,
the act says, with unconscious irony,
"shall be incapable of voting at such
election, and his vote if given, shall
be utterly void and of nono effect."
Undue influence is thus described : "Every person who shall,
directly or indirectly, by himself or
by any other person on his behalf,
make use of, or threaten to make
use of, any force, violence, or restraint, or inflict or threaten tho infliction, by himself or by or through
any other person, of any injury,
damage, harm, or loss, or in any
other milliner practise intimidation
upon or against any person, in order
to induce or compel such person to
vote or refrain from voting, or on
account of such person having voted
or refrained from voting nt any election, or who shall, by abduction,
duress, or any fraudulent device or
contrivance, impede, prevent, or
otherwise interfere with the free exercise of the franchise of uny voter,
or shall thereby compel, induce, or
prevail upon any voter, either to
give or refrain from giving his vote
at any election, shall be deemed to
have committed the offence of undue
influence, and shall be guilty of a
misdemeanor, punishable by fino or
imprisonment, and shall also be liable to forfeit the sum of two hundred
and fifty dollars to any person who
shall sue for the same, together with
the full costs of the suit"
It is interesting to noto - that "it
shall not be lawful for any candidate, or any one on his behalf, at
any election, to pay uny money on
account of the conveyance of any
voter to the poll, either to the votor
himself, or any peraon on his behalf,
nor to pay any monoy or givo any
valuable consideration to any voter
for or in respoct of his travelling expenses for such purpose." This
limits the benevolentlyinclinedcandidate or agent, who may feel like
giving all his fellow-citizens a free
ride, to tho use of his own private
conveyance for that purpose.
Otlier sections of the almost interminable aot from which wo have
boon quoting go on to prohibit tho
use of any cockade, ribbon or other
mark of distinction by candidates or
their friends, and bands of music,
flags or banners are also sternly
forbidden. It would seem as if it
were the intention of the act to discourage elections altogether, by
crushing all the spirit and friskiness
out of the proceedings. If canili-
pntes and their friends wish to steer
clear of the Scylla of bribery or personation, and avoid fouling with the
Oharybdis of treating or unduo influence, it is plain thoy must obey
the scriptural injunction nnd "avoid
the very uppearancn of evil."
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
Lord Stanley's narrow escape
from a watery grave recalls that fact
that in every instance but one we
have restored our viceroys to England in health as good as that in
which we reoeived them. The exception was thst of the Duke of
Richmond, who died of hydrophobia
after having been bitten by a fox.
Since Confederation two lieutenant-
governors have died in office. The
first was Joseph Howe, in Nova
Scotia; the second, Mr. Crawford,
in Ontario.—Mail.
Comparatively few Australians,
remarks a Melbourne journal, are
aware that part of their own country—the northern territory—hus
vast herds of wild buffalo roaming
over its plains and wallowing in its
shady pools. The uninials: are
massive and heavy, with splendid
horns, and afford sport of sufficiently
dangerous a nnture to possess charms
for the most daring hunter. Tho
lirst buffaloes were landed at Port
Essington in 1S29, by order of tho
Imperial government, and, after 60
yenrs' uninterrupted increase, tlieir
numbers nre now nstonisliing.
One of the busiest men in Boston,
snys u newspaper of that city, is a
gentleman whose oflice is situated
not far from Tremont liouse. "He
is tho business representative of a
New York publishing house, unci
nlso of a Philadelphia magazine ; besides this he furnishes matter regularly to four nther journalistic enterprises, is trying to patent an improved kitolien utensil, is thinking of
bringing put a volume of poems, has
just begun yyork on some encyltipru-
dia nrticlos, and is about to be mar
rietl. With all those things lie manages to attend to mnny other bus
iniiss enterprises whenever *thoy
coino iu his wuy."
It is interesting to learn, snys un
exchange, that the old Apache Chief
Geronimo, who gave the United
States government so much trouble
u few years ago und was considered
one of the most bloodthirsty and
treacherous Indians of bis day, has
become u Sunday school teacher.
After tlieir capture he nnd his band
were sottlod under government care
in Florida, where they have for
some time past been tho recipients
of a good deal of attention at the
hands of tho New York Ind'/.in association, an organization of ladies
whose aim is the civilization of the
red men and the advancement of the
causo of Christianity. Geronimo's
case was mentioned at a recent
meeting of the association as an instance of the results of the past
year's work.
D. S. CURTIS * CO.
AGENTS   B.  LAURANCE'S   SPECTACLES.
Job printing of all kinds neatly done
at tho Columbian offioo. Prices will bo
found as low as at anv other oflloe in
tho province —Adv.
SCIENTIFIC MISCELLANY.
Experiments communicated to
the French Academy indicate that
diseasu microbes may be not only
attenuated until entirely harmless,
but may bo revivified by degrees and
given the most virulent character.
The oldest mark of human life is
believed to be a flint idol recently
brought up from a depth of 320 feet
by a siiud-puuip near Boise City,
Idaho, and now in the possession of
Prof. G. Frederick Wright, of Ober-
lin College.
The erection of a tower not less
than 1200 feet in height is the purpose of the newly-organized Tower
Co., Limited, of London. Prizes ot
$2500 and $12.0 are offered for designs received before the close of
February, 1890.
AnIuproved Traction Wheel.—
A spring wheel for road engines has
been devised by Mr. Isaac W. Boul-
ton, an English mechanic. The
rim of tbe wheel is divided into
cells containing loose-fitting wooden
blooks, which project slightly beyond the faco of the wheel nnd are
beddod at the inner end against
some clastic sound-deadening material such as felt. Wheels so made
do not slip, are comparatively noiseless, und cut the roads less tlinn tho
old wheels.
Applications ok Ei.hcthic Welding,—Axles, ourriage gears, twisted
wire cables, tho ends of boilers,
wagon tiros, and hoops for barrels,
are among the articles for which
electric-welding is already employed.
Bars of metal may be joined at
angles, finger rings made, steel joined to iron in tools, rods or bars
lengthened or shortened, nnd cast-
iron pieces for machinery united, by
the new method. The process is
very rapid, and so offectivo that
chain links made by it, unlike those
welded in tho old way, never break
at the wold. A complote revolution in riveting metal plates is anticipated, as tho riveting may be
dono by electricity so as to avoid all
breaking;	
A local syndicnto hns just bondod
Mttttliins Rowland's fino large farm on
tho Burnsido road for a term of three
months. The farm is a highly cultivated ouo of fivo hundred acres cr
thereabouts, but of Ibis nil iBiiot clonred.
Tho figures ut whicli it haa boon bonded
are 1.500 por acre, making tho total
amount of tho transaction a quarter of
a million dollars. Another estimate is
that 51280,000 was tlto figures at which
it was bonded,—Times.
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Goods, Jackets, Paletots, Dolmanettes,
and Ulsters.
A Large Assortment of MEN'S SUITS
from $7.00.
ER & SHADWELL,
COLUMBIA STREET.
dwselOtc
1UGGIES!
JUST RECEIVED,
A CAK-LOAW OF
ell, Rice Coil-spring ilcLaughlan
@-___- •&____- _H_ "BE3 _SS
 -AISO	
DUPLEX, HANDY, BRADLEY & OTHER
Democrat and Express Wagons!
%sW The Best and Cheapest Rigs ever offered for sale in
British Columbia.-^
UwnpStc
Tl^id «fc Oxx_rx"i©.
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.
Arareohanco is now offered to intending purchasers, as the stock consists of
goods Just suited for the prosent and coming season. All fresh and in prime order
and purchased in tho best foreign markets at rook    ttoin prices.
Sale to cotnmenoo on Mondny, tho Kith instant, and to continuo until the whole
of tho stock has been closed out. REMEMBER THE FLACEi Cornor of Col.
umbia and Mary Streets.
W.&G. WOLFENDEN.
ROYAL CITY
flailing ills Company, li.
RICHARD STREET, NEW WESTMINSTER.
MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN
sr
Shingles, Shakes, Laths, Pickets,
SALMON BOXES, NET FLOATS, TRAYS,
A.3STI5 JLX.X, kiitds os-
WOOd Furnishing for Canneries.
Doors,   Frames-.   Windows,
Mouldings. Balusters,
Blinds. .   Brackets,
Bailings, Newels.
PLAIN AND FANCY AND ALL KINDS OF TURNED WORK.
nol.ilwly VOLUME 34.
WABBLY BRITISH COLOMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, NOVEMBER 27, 1889.
NO. 48.
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SHOOTING AFFEA.Y.
A New York  Woman Puts Fivo
Bullets into the Man Who
Wronged Her.
An Attempt to Impeach the Testimony of Witnesses in the
Cronin Trial Fails.
An English Syndicato Gobbles Up
all the Cheese Factories
in New York.
A WRONOED WOMAN 11   REVENGE
NewYork, Nov. 22.—A sensational
shooting ail'i'ay occurred hero thm
morning on Fulton st. near thu furry.
Stephen Pettens, secretary and treasurer of the Brooklyn elevated road,
was shot and instantly killed by Mis
Hannah Sontliworth. The weapon
was a 38 calibio, self-cooking revolvor.
All tho chambers were discharged, anil
nil the bullets took ell'oot. Pottenn
had just left tlio ferry, when a woman
riohly dressed and thickly veiled stop
ped behind hiin uud begun firing at
him. Three shots entered hm body
before ho could turn, such wns tlm
rapidity with which the desperate woman fired. After turning, I'etteu**
made a vuin attempt to elude tlie wu-
nian'ii piBtol; Bhe Ilred tigniu, the ball
entering his neclt, The fifih nod lust
shot entered Pel tens' face on the right
Bide making a ghastly wound. The
victim staggered and fell dead on the
sidewalk. The woman, with the revolver in her band, stood spceohless
until the oflicer arrested her. An lm-
incus,! crowd gathered nud followud
the prisoner to tlm station house.
Whon arraigned the woman waa
thoroughly overcome, bemoaning hor
act iu a terrible manner. She posi
ti.oly refusod to give either hur ago,
residence or occupation, and was locked up. Pettens wns n married mnn,
but. hns no children, lt seems for
aomo yenrs pnst Mrs. Snuthwnrlh haa
given Pettens n v.i-t amount nf
troublo, nud assaulted bim once bt*
foro in Brooklyn, At that timo she
broko nn umbrella over his head'. She
wns thou arrested and put under bonds
for'.fund behavior. Some time ago
sho brought suit ugainst him for n
Inrge amount of money. Ilo Imd S'<-
ducud her, nnd she asked money compensation,   The suit is still  pending.
THE VINE AND BRANCH.
NewYouk, Nov. 22,— Franci*. Wav
laid Ulonn, referring to connnenis by
tho Montreal Gazette un h recent let toi'
on comtnorcial union, contributed by
him to tho Tribune, snys in n letter tu
the la'ter paper this morning: "It
would be absurd for u.i tu propose to
England Ihe execution of a treaty
' which wiild give to us Ireu iiocchs to
the markots of Cnnnda, while she wns
shut uut by n highly protective tariff.
Independence must proceed auy no
gotia'iuus with Canada of such nature
while wo aro on friendly tonus with
Grent Britain. The United S'ntcs is
the vino, Canada is the branch; Btiti-di
connection obstructs full, freo and
active circulation botween the vino
and branch, and it ia absolutely essential to tho healthy, vigorous and permanent development of the branch.
THE CRONIN TUIAI,.
Chicago, Nov. 22.—ln the Cronin
trial this morning tho defence started
to impeach the testimony of Mrs.
Hartel, the woman who Bwpro she saw
Cronin enter the Cnrlsoii cottago and
heard Iho struggle, but with liitle
success.
ANOTHER  TRAGEDY.
Chicago, Nov. 22 Another bloodstained house has heen unearthed by
the police on Dccring St. The parties
who recently lived in the house, named
Hughes, havo disappeared and it is
thought, that thoy have been murdered
and tho bodieB rom-ved; Tho nulls
floors and ceilings are sputtered with
blood. The police nro investigating
the matter.
THE GREAT 11RUTE.
Boston, Nov. 22-John L. Sullivan saya in regard to the California
Athletic Club's proposition to match
Jackson againtt him, that ho will tight
Jackson fora $16,000 purse, and will
bring live men with hiin who will nut-
bet Jackson's frienda. This iB tbe
lowest sum he will li.ht for, and he
don't care whether he tights or nut.
Sulliv tn saya he is going to buy a farm
near Boston and devote his attention
to horses. He also declares he his
plenty of monoy. He bus receivod a
telegram that tho San .lose (Calif, rnin)
Athletic Association will put up $15,-
000 for a tinish light between him uud
Jackson.
AN AI1I.E DOCTOR.
Philadelphia, Nov. 22.—It is now
said Wighton, of the (Hon Morgan
Iron Co., bus doctored notes to tho
amount of $50,000, nnd thui ho ndniits
making alterations to thnt nmount
The oflicers of the compnny fear still
larger defalcations.
ALL TUB CHEESE.
Aboaiib, N. Y., Noi. 22 —Tin*
agents uf tbe itioliotei-oliin.su t-yutlio.t***,
whioh is to embrace 'lie nnfire   ■■ n **!*
prodti tiun of this oouuti'j, .,_-...
ed options in till   cheuso   factories   in
western New York  during the  pnat
two months, at tho  instigation, it  is
believed, of English capitalists.
THE YELLOW PLAO.
New York, Nov. 22.—The tramp
steamor Eva arrivod this morning flying the yellow ling, indicating some
contagious disoaso aboard. Sho is at
quaiantine and tho mattor will be investigated.
STEAMER SUNK.
New London, Conn,, Nov. 22.—
Tho steamor Manhattan, of tho Old
Dominion lino, wns sunk by nn Unknown schooner oil' Femvick Island,
on Wednesday, at 5 a. in., und sixteen
oE "the crow wore rescued from it lifo
raft by tbe schooners Vmiiinno nnd
King, unci woro transferred to tho U.
S, rovonuo Btcomor Dexter, which ur.
rived hore ut 8 o'olock this morning.'
One of the rescued died shortly after.
HANGS IN THE BALANCE.
Ottawa, Nov. 22.—No decision has
yet beou arrived at by the government
in the Harvey case. The question is re-
gardod'aanvory grave one, nil whatever
decision is nrrived at, serious responsibility will rest on tho govornment. All
tho ovidence both for and against the
verdict, is now in the hands of the minister of justice
DUFFY AND ENGLAND.
Montreal, Nov. 22.—Tho conservative candidate i,i Bruno positively
refused tu endorse the plutform of the
'•qual riuhts as.oci*t on. All ho would
say was that he would oppose Mr.
Mercier. Hi* was told by Ihe equal
rights secretary tlmt a conservative
from Argeiiteuil pleaded that if Mr.
England n " -•-'' that plutform ho
wi uid lose the Frenol. voto, and wus
reminded Hint he bnd los' thm nl
rendy. Notwithstanding Mr. England's refusal i" endorse the i-.quiil
rights platform tho party decided m.t
to nnmo n third party to-dny. Duffy
und Engl unl therefore have tho field to
themselves.
A THREADBARE SUBJECT.
Montreal, Nov. 22.—Tho friends
of the Meroier government to-duy
claim thut their leader has just found
positive proof in the archives of the
department at Quebec • Unt the Hon.
J. A. Clinpleiui. ex-premier, declorod
hiuioelf ready to settle thu Jesuits'
claim iu a quiet wuy, and so ns not to
give offence to any clniii or community,
must no to sohool.
Toronto, Nuv. 22.—The bonrd of
scliool trustees have resolved tu enforce that clause of the public sohool
act authorizing compulsory edU-iitinn,
and will apply t'* 'lio city clerk f t the
names of all eliuible children.
THE COMMISSION  ADJOURNS.
London, Nuv 22.—Sir Henry James
having concluded bis speech to-day,
proceedings in the Bpocial Parnoll com-
mission were closed, and the cuurt wus
ndj'-ui'iii'tl by Justice Hannen. Greetings and congratulations were ex-
ohungeil, between the judgesnnd counsel and others who have iieou iu attendance so inn", 'lint the investigation
was finally ended.
SUE  LOST.
LONDON, Nov. 22. —In tho case of
Mrs. Mill r, who sued Mr. Winnns,
the American millionaire, in the rourt
of queen's bench for 825,000 iiffilintiou
mouoy, accrued since 1872, judgment
was given tii-dny for defendant.
THE KING RESTORED.
Sidney, N. Z. Nov. 22.—A dispatch
from Samoa snys, Malietoa wub reinstate! king amid great rejoicings.
The British, German und Americnn
ngeuiB issued a proclamation on Nov.
Dill recognizing hiin an king. Th'
fours of a fdiniitu in  Samoa are over
VltE TRAITORS.
London, Nov. 22.—The manager of
the royal laboratory, and tbo foreman
of the cartridge faotory at tho Wool
wich arsenal, have been suddenly dismissed, and uo pusitivo reason is
known, but it ia believed that they aro
suspected of having revealed secrets in
connection with the smokeless powder.
THE GERMAN COLONY.
London, Nov. 21.—A dispatch to
the Chronicle from Berlin saya that the
hope is generally expressed there that
in the event of tho Brazilian states
becoming split up tho 200,000 Germans in southern Ilru7.il will nsk Germany for protection Thu dispatch
further slates that it is not, improbable
that attempts will be mnde, with the
assistance of the colonial pnrty in Germany, to Bi'cuio the partial, if not
complete, independence of. tho German
settlers in Brnz 1, whether the states
disintegrate or not.
WELL DONE STANLEY!
London, Nov. 21.—Tho foreign oflico is ill receipt of dispatches from
the British consul at Zanzibar, Colonel
Smith, stating that Stanley arrivod at
Mpwapwa on thu55th duy of his journey
frum tiio Vict fin Nyanza and tho 188th
from the Albeit Nyanza. In addition
tn thoso whose nanieB have already
been reported Stanley has with him
Herr Huffman, Etniu's daughter, and
Fathers Grautt uud Schitizi, of thu
Algerian mission Stanley left Mpwapwa nu November 12th, and will
reach the c.'ust liy way of Vemba and
Muvotni, Stanley hus made an unex
peeled discovery of immense value to
Africa in finding nn extension uf tho
Viotoria Nyanza to the south and
wost. Thou'most n-uthorly resell of
the extension issouthlittitude 2degreea,
48 mins., whioh brings the Victoria
Nynnza to u point within 150 miles of
Lake Tanganyika, and its area is about
20,000 square miles.
THE GREAT   NELLY.
London, Nov. 22. Tho steamship
Augusta Victoria arrivod ut Southamp-
- un a* 12:110 litis morning Nelly
Bly, tho Now York World representative, cnnio up to London tliis morning,
and leaves to-nUht for Brindisi, where
slie takes steamer fnr Tndia and China,
in hor tour round the world.
MORE HEl'UIlLICANISM.
Rm dh Janeiro (via London), Nov.
hX.      ill     pioWelullul  guv, i mil, ul   lllto
i***- '   de 'eil daring universal auf*
.....     .........  S..L.. ...   Luaz.l,
If this decree goes iuto operation at
the next general election, tranquility
will prevail throughout the ropublic.
A QUIET REVOLUTION.
London, Nov. 21.—No ohango has
boon mndo in the into of discount by
tho governors ot the Bank of England.
Thia confirms tho impression that no
financial disturbance is oxpootod from
tho change of government in Brazil.
On 'ohango Brazilian securities continuo steady. The proportion of tho
rosorvo to tho liabilities of the Bank of
England, which last Thursdny wns
41,40 per cent., is to-tlny 40.00 on
tho stock exchange, American railway shares, whicli opened buoyant,
became llat and remained so till the
close.
A 1'llYSK'AI, VIIKSi'JIENON
Vienna, Nov. 81,— Cardinal llny-
iiiiult, Archbishop of Coluccound Baas,
has totally lost his power of reading
and writing, though his otlier faculties
nre unimpaired.
MUSCOVY THE BLEST.
Odessa, Nov. 21. — Tho regions
about thn Black Sua and the Sea uf
Azof, bavo been visited by terrible
storms, and those waters are completely blocked with masses of ice.
STANLEY  AOAIN.
London, Nov. 21.—Mr. Mackin-
non, president of tho Emin Pasha relief commission, has received a despatch frum Stanley saying he expected to bo at Zanzibar Nov. 25th or 26th.
THE LAND OF BLOOD.
Washington, D. C.Nov. 21.—Tho
president today appointed Thomas
Clay McDowell, of Kentnoky, clleo-
tor of internal revenue for the seventh
dislriot of Kentucky, in placo of Col.
W. C. Goodloe, deceased. McDowell
m n oiin-nilaw uf tho Into Col. Goodloe
who was-finally wounded iu a stroet
affray with Colonel Swope a few days
ago.
GOOll PLACE FOR MURDERERS.
Albany, N. Y., Nov. 21.—Tho sentence of Charles Giblin, who was to
have beou hanged for murder to-day,
has been commuted to imprisonment
for life, by Governor Hill. Giblin was
to have Miff-veil elil, doath penalty with
the four nther murderers wbo were
executed recently, hut was respited
until to-duy.
ACTION DISCONTINUED.
New Youk, Nuv. 21,—An order
was granted today, discontinuing tlio
action of Sir Biohe Cunnrd against
Chaa. O, Fi.tnklyn, mid vacating the
order nf urrest liy which the defendant
has been held under a million dollars
bail
TIIE CONSERVATIVE  LEADERSHIP.
Toronto, Nov. 21.—All the papers
save the. Empire are now discussing the
question of thu leadership of tho Con*
servaiive pa'ty iu the Ontario Jcuis-
luturt", tlie discussion being started liy
the demand of tho Conservative Ham'
ilton Sfiectaior, fur a chango immediately aft-r the iculf oftho election iu
west Loudon bouanio known. Several
inomburs of tho-opposition who are in
towiicilleil un Mr. Meredith yesterday
aftornoon nt tlie* Queen's, presumadJy
to assure him of thoir confidence in his
leadership The complaint of tho
Conservatives ajtaiust Mr. Meredith ia
that lu* is nut aggressive enough. The
only name mentioned » that of Mr.
Daltuii McCarthy.
MRS. S0UTHW0RTH.
The l'lca of Insanity Will he Entered in the Case of Mrs.
Southwovth.
The Mammoth Steamship China,
Valued nt $1,000,000, is Ashore
at Yokahama.
Canada Makes Immense Shipments
of Phosphates toEnrope
this Year.
OTTAWA NOTES.
Ottawa. Nov. 21.—Tho Free Press
to-night gives currency to tho report
that the protest, of tho Victorians
against lhe reservation of Constance
Cove for naval purposes will result in
the removal of the naval station from
Esquimault to Burrard Inlet, a rather
unlikely move.
The members of the vice regal party
decline tn express themselves in regard to the seeming hnrahness of tho
verdict against Captain Hulton and
Lieutenant Barrett in connection with
tho recent accident to H.M.S. Amphion. All agree that the pluck,
bravery nud coolness of theae officers
helped to overt a disaster.
Count Mnrrazie, the vice-consul for
Italy at New York, left hero to-night
for Vancouver.   .
Archbishop O'Brien, of Halifax,
suggests the holding of a congress of
all the English speaking Catholics.
FROM VICTORIA.
Special to TllE.Cor.UMlllAN.
Victoria, Nov. 22.—The O. P. R.
steiimsltip Batavia, from the Orient,
arrived off tho harbor this morning.
Sho took a pilot aboard and passed up
to Vancouver nt 7:30 a, in.
The by-law to raise $050,000 fur
sewerage purposes, will be voted on
Dec. 3rd. It will undoubtedly be carried.
Victoria, Nov, 23.—At the Club
theatre last evenirg Gunn and Cameron gave a very clever exhibition of
catch-as-catch-can aud Graecu-Romau
wrestling. Gunn took a fall in tho
former and Cameron in the latter.
After the oxhibition Gunn stepped to
the footlights and remarked that there
was a man in the audienco named
Donovan who callod himself a wrestler.
If Donovan would oome up on the
stngo ho would throw him* twice in two
minutes, any stylo ho wanted, or make
him a present of $50. Donovan did
not come forward, and Manager Roller
nffori.il to make him a present of $150,
but still Donovan declined, and inatead
uf coming on the stage left the theatre.
Ike Todd, the rough who recently
badly injured the light house keeper nt
Plumper's Pubs, is still at liberty. Ho
writes to lho police bidding them
defiance, » la Morrison, the Megantic
outlaw.
Tho following toam left by the
steamer Islander this morning to represent this city in their match against
New Westminster on the latter'a
ground, viz.: H. Fisher, and W. A.
Wnrd (oaptnin), three-quarter backs;
iu. Miller and E. B. Druininuiiii, half
i™_._**, B. 11. T. Dr.,kc, L. Cicuu, P.
Hibben, F. P.mhorton, G. Wilson, W.
... Ohuich, VV, Eauiedy, R. W. Faw
oett, forwards. The toam although not
a representative one, should make a
good showing, and the New Westminster mon will havo their work cut out
for them.
Gigantic frauds on the rovenue, discovered in Quebec, aro tho sensation
of the hour. The customs offioiuls
cstimnto that the federal trcOBiiry wna
defrauded last year by whiskey smugglers, at Quebec, alone, of a sum considerably in excess of $260,000, Tho
seizures thus far in this vicinity foot
up 117 barrels uf fiO gallons each, upon
which the duty should bo 32,50 por
gallon. This would mako 8140,000
that tho Biuugglors should havo paid,
hut thoro is no ascertaining how much
tlicy hnvo already dcfraiulod the rovonuo out of to tho injury of legitimate
trado.
WILL   PLEAD INSANITY.
New York, Nov. 23.—Mrs. Hannah A. Southworth, who killed Stephen L. Pettens yesterday, passed a
very restless night in the Tombs. She
was a little improved this morning.
Warden Osborno refuses to lot any
oxcept counsel and relatives to see
her. Lawyor Hummel stated to-day,
after lie camo out of the Tombs, that
tbo defense would bo insanity. Ho
said there was no doubt but that the
woman was insane. Slio is a vory intelligent Woman and has written a
very clear 'statement uf lier caso, recounting the wiungs alleged committed on her liy Potions. Tlii* ivaic-
ment shu li.,s yiveu tn her counsel, and
it will ho of grunt value to them in preparing her defense. An attempt is
mado by some persuus i" connect Mrs.
SoUthworth with ao elopement case in
Auburn iwn years ago. Hiuiiniel said
emphatically, .his'cli-iit.did it - tt. liguro
iu any such elopement chsu. Ho had
her whole history, and was positive
she never oluped from Auburn,
MAMMOTH VESSEL ASHORE.
New York, Nov. 23 —Geo. Gould,
president uf the Pacific Mail Steamship Cu., received n cablegram from
London to-dny, statin*.' that the latest
addition to tliu oumpany's Ilect of
steamers, the mammoth steamship
China, had gone aground iu tin* hurbor
of Yokohama, She was loaded down
with passengers, and carries a valuable
cargo. Tho vessel itself is valued at
one million dollars. Tho vessel, be
thought, wuuld be floated off' with tha
rising tide. Tho China was bound
from San Francisco to Yokahama.
HAVANA  WATER  WORKS.
Havana, Nov. 23.—Tho government
has awarded the contract'for building
tho now water works here to the American lirtn nf Ruukel, Smith Ss Co., at
a cost of $2,000,000.
SENSIBLE ADVICE.
Vienna, Nov. 23.—Tho Pope haa
telegraphed to Monsignor Sputvorini,
in Rio Janeiro, to instruct all Catholic
bishops and the lower clergy to abstain
from meddling or participating in politics. The bishops nud clergy were
only to demand of tho new government
thut thoy should, as in tho past, be allowed to petfurm tlieir rcligiuuo duties
in liberty.
THE YANKEES DID IT.
Paris, Nov. 23.—Monsignor La-
corda, tho eminont French prelate,
and who is well acquainted with Brazil,
thinks that the United States had
much to do with the revolution and
dismissal of Dom Pedro, and ho further expresses his suspicion that Brazil
will henceforth be commercially in tlie'
grasp of tho North Americans.
CRIMINAL   LIBEL.
London, Nov. 23.~Judge Field today grunted tho Fail of Easton,
through his counsel, Mr. Geo. Lewis,
power to prosecute for criminal libel
Mr. Parke, editor of tho new halfpenny paper called North LondonNews,
for asserting in that paper that the
Earl of Easton was involved in the
Cavendish square scandal, as principal,
and that ho waa allowed to leave the
country to avoid prosecution.
RUSSIAN   INFLUENCE.
London, Nov. 23.—The Russians
have persuaded the nmeer of Bokhara
to impose duty on all British merchandise in transit for the Caucasus. The
intention of the government at St.
Petersburg in doing thia is to arrest all
commerce if possible between British
India and Ruaaian Asia.
MEETINGS PROCLAIMED.
Dublin, Nov. 23.—Great mass
meetings to bo held at Kilkenny nnd
Waterford, in honor of the "Man-
cheater martyrs" have been proclaimed by tho government. The projectors, however, will carry out the programme, Large bodies of police have
been ordered in readiness to enforce
the government's prohibition.
Sl'OAR BOUNTIES KELLY.
London, Nov. 23.—A professional
agitator, named Kelly, who took a
prominent part ill manufacturing public sentiment iu favor uf the sugar
bounties bill, has ohtained a verdict
of $5 damages ngninst the Slits for calling him "Sugar Bounties Kelly."
THE MASSACRE CONFIRMED,
Zanzibar, Nov. 23.—Nows socured
here from Lamar confirms tho report of
tho killing of Dr, Peters, tho German
explorer, and all but five of the mombors
of the expedition. They were massacred
at Add Burrornba, on the Tnna rivor, by
a party of Somnlii, who attacked tho
camp at night. After the massacre the
natives stole tho monoy, donkeys, camels
and everything of value iu tho oamp.
Dr. I'otors was friendly with all tbo
local tribes, but not with chief Somnlii,
who mado tho attack. Tho place whoro
tho massacre occurred is eight daya
march abovo Korkorro.
PARNELL AND DYNAMITE.
London, Nov. 22.— Sir Henry
James, in his argument today beforo
tho Parnoll commission, alluded to tho
payment by Mr. Parnoll to Rod-
niotid of £170, and snid that Mr, Parnell had promised that Mr. Redmond
shuulil bo called to explain this, but ho
novor was called. Sir Henry proceeded in- nn nttenipt to show Btep by stop
how tbo Clnn-nivliaol becamo paramount iu tho body which represented
tho Irish-American movement,and how
it finally gained control, and directed
tho operations of the party. Sir Henry
emphasized tho fact that Mr. Parnoll
did not denounce the use of dynamite.
He quoted from un article in tbe United
Irishman, praising Mr. Parnell for
this. He admitted that probably Mr.
Parnell was not aware of the article at
the time.
A GREAT LOTTERY SCHEME.
Berlin, Nov. 22.—The pre emption
of all buildings iu tho Schloss Freihoit
StrasBu has beon secured by a syndicate of Berlin banks. The object is to
fulfill the desire of tho Emporor William to build a monument to his father
on the site. The amount to be paid
for the site is 10,000,000 marks, half of
which will be disbursed in compensating the owners of all the buildings on
the street. The svndicate proposes to
form a lottery of" 40,000,000 marks
with prizes amounting to three-quarters of thai sum.
GOVERNOR FERRY'S MESSAGE.
Oi.ympia, Wash., Nov. 22.—Both
houses went iuto joint session ot 10:45
this morning to reoeivo Governor Ferry's meBsage. It was read by t ho governor himself, aud completed nt ten
lnintutes to 12. Its recoiiitneudntions
nnd suggestions nro somewhat different
from tliat governor's messages on similar occasions.
.MAKING up the winning team.
Columbus, 0 ,Nov. 22.--Specials io
the eva'ninu pipers hero say: "W. E.
B*ouii, of Tolt.'ili'i the liruilu'l'-in-la-v
nf ex Pl'esi'lelit Cluv.luiul, has been
closet'*! ull duy at Hannltiiii with.gov*
eiiior-oleet Campbell, his object being
to net the new governor hihI Ins friends
to support for the 1802 Democratic
national ticket Cleveland .ml Campbell and lu send Hon. Calvin S. Blico,
chairman of the National Democratic
Committee to the United States senate
as senator Payne's successor as part nf
tiio scheme. Mr. Campbell's friends
are snid tu favor thia sohi'tue und its
broaching has created consternation at
the stato capitol hero among tlm sen-
at trial supporters of Hou John H.
Thomas, Colonel Charles W. Biker,
ex Congressman MoMahuii, Powell
and others. Governor Hill's friends
here are up in arms at Mr. Cleveland's
interference in Ohio politics, and Mr.
Brice's opponents for senatorial nomination nro hot in tho collar and swear
vengeance. Tho ex-president's bold
move has mado a panic in Ohio politics,
nnd ir, looks to-night, us though the
Clevoland-Brice-Cnmpbell combination
had cornered the political market and
would bull tlieir way through tho Hill-
Thomas Moss-Back bears.
CANADIAN PHOSPHATES.
Ottawa. Nov. 22 B. T. A. Bell,
of the MMing Beeiew, statos that the
quantity of phosphate mined this yeur
at Canadian mines, nocordiug to official statistics, will exceed 33,000 tons.
Thia is n target quantity than hns been
mined for ninny previous years; about
24,000 tons have beon exported to Europe and n little over 3,000 to the
United States, A large quantity of
phosphate waa held over until next
year owing to the scarcity of steamers
and the trouble in shipment caused by
the London dock strike.
A JEALOUS FOOL.
Chatham, Out., Nov. 22 —Hog cholera has broken out here. The disease
is found to affect sovoral hundred animals. A numbor of hogs hare diod.
The secretary of the provincial board
of health took vigorous measures to
stamp ont the disease and had done
good work when the Dominion inspector interfered and complained thnt the
provincial ntticcr had interfered with
his jurisdiction.
SOUNDS LIKE   TREASON.
Montreal, Nov. 22.—La Patric,
under ita now editor, takes its stand
for thoRepublican government. Among
other things it says, editorially: "May
it please Gud boforo many days sho
many wako out of thia deep sleep and
that Bhe may demand in her turn to
tako her place in tho light of liberty."
hanlan on the stage.
Toronto, Nov. 22.—O'Connor intends to row in the regatta at Seattle,
in the spring. Ho has receivod a letter from Hanlan who joined the "Dark
Secret" theatrical troupe in New York,
and the ex-champion sayi he is so
much taken with his new profession
that he intends to stick to it.
OTTAWA NOTES.
Ottawa, Nov. 22.—As a rosult of
the negotiations between the Dominion
government and the British Columbia
authorities, the latter will shortly have
the praotical ownership and absolute
administration of all the metals except
ooal within the railway belt.
Archbishop Fabre, ot Montreal, has
come out against the annexation ijnos-
tiun. Ilo says that it will bo admitted
that in times past the imperial government has pursued a mistaken policy towards tho French Canadians, just as
she did in Nova Scotia and Uppor
Cnnada in the days preceding rospon
sible govornment. But tho ohurch
records and mandaments arc there to
provo tliat through good and evil report (he Fronch Canadian clergy and
people have never taken a second
plaoe in their loyalty and dovotion to
the sovereign and to thu crown of Great
Britain nnd they remain in the same
placo to-day. Heaven knows, he
adds, thiB continent is vast enough for
two great nations, and with an entente
cordiale established between the Catholics and Protestants in Canada, every
interest, whether of a personal, political, religious or commercial naturo,
must pronounco on the two countries
being kopt apart.
Mysterious happonings in the houao
of Goorgo Dnggo, of Pontiao county,
noar here, aro creating groat excitement. Tho neighbors sit up nightly
and nro terrified by tho manifestations.
Sevornl spirituulists hnve gono tu tho
scene A committeo nf scientific men
leave hore to-morrow tu investigate.
CRIME IN NEW YORK,
New York, Nov. 21.— Mrs. Paulino
Cowick, a young Jewess, wns shot nnd
probably fatally wounded to night by
Geo. Chingo, au Italian laborer, who
had courted her befure sho married
Cowick a yenr ago, nud hnd pcreistod
in asking hor to livo with him ovor
since. Though she had separated
from Cowick she repulsed ChingoV
advances. To-night the two met oo
the atreet, and on his appeal being
again rejected Chingo shot her. He-
was arrested.
tlilef Miakcs.
ThiB great ohief of the Kikatlahv
who paid n visit lo this city :. few
weeks ago, while hero had his photograph takon. Beforo leaving ho ordered that one of them he enlariieA
and framed. This has been dniiV,»
24 inch square portrait, framed in •
six inch deep gilt and plush frame,
being now ready fur shipment tu the
wigwam of the mighty northern chief.
Tho portrait is a remarkably guod one
representing Shakes iu all tho glory of
store clothes, boiled shirt, watoh chain
and standing collar.—Times.
l-ro|ici*ly HnvM>e<],
Wu have received a communication*
from New Westminater, ou tho sutjeet
of the election outttesr now in pr grew
in thnt oity, which wo are asked, "«b
the only independent newspaper" in
tho province, to publish. Reference*
to tho private life of one id tho candi-
dutes hnve no bearing uu lhe question
at issue, and fur the reason lhat allusions of that character an* rather freely
iiiiuli.* io the letter lefeii'udto, weare
reluctantly compelled to forfeit the
claim, if we ever had it, nf being tbe
"illy paper ''independent" enouuh to
hold the law uf libel iu unreasouiui;..
contempt.—Times.
A Chinese t:iii|K-mt-iit.
United States Marshal Hamilton ha&-
oity.
fit
thi
returned to Scatilo
whither he cauiu to laud thu Oh,nose
beauty, Ah Merc, whom he arrested in
Portituid fur being unlawfully hi the
United Stales. Ah Mete is a little
Chinese woman uf uncommon beauty*
and in the markets of Portland auit
Tacoma is worth $1200. It seems that
she eloped from her husband inl his city
with Wong Jim Fong, mid vent with.
him to Portland. There shu was arrested, but lier Portland friends were
faithful and followed her to Victoria.
Thero they paid the .,50 head tax, au<!
the woman wns allowed to land. At
last advices she was still in the hands
of her Portland friend.-, who wero determined to keep her from her alleged
Victoria husband.—I'-inies.
koulcnnv and -lurllH-rit.
Tho Kootenay Star has tho following concerning the Spokane Falls aod
Northern Railway. The enterprising
company uf this name has completed-
its roud from the Northern Paeiiie-
north to Colville, 80 miles, and regular
trains have been running mer it for
about two weeks. Mr. J. M. l'iuckley.
the superintendent, n|ortBthat they
intend to complete the (rack to Marcos,
on the Columbia, this winter. Surveyors are reported exploring for an
extension of Kettle river io Kettle
fulls in British Columbia. The genernl plans of the company are stated to-
be the building nf u lino of railway,
either tothe Kootenay mines or np*
Kettle rivor lo a junction with tbe
Canadian Pacific and the probability its
that both routes will bc adopted.
A  I OIIISIOM,
An accident occured to the ss. City
of Puebla this morning about 5 a. m.*
at Foul Weather Bluff, j ust on the othei
sido of Pott Townsend. A three-
masted schooner collided with her in*
the darkness and caused about $3,000
worth of damage. The boat was itt
charge nf a pilot from Port Townaen&
nt thu timo. What the nnmo of or tbe
damage done to the schooner waa,
could not bo lentueii, us Lliey sopor*
nted immediately after the collision*.
Five staterooms and the chief engineer'*
room on beard tho steamer were badly
damaged, uud two of the ship's boat*
were atove in. No passengers were
on board at the time, but tbe shock
roused all hands from their slumhen.
An investigation will bo hold at Seattle
on the nay baok. Only temporary.repairs will be mado here.—Thursday'*
World.
It Makes
You Hungry
"I Have used Palne's aeicqr Conipoiit*-'sta K
baa liuil a tuMfcu.
effect. It lnvljiorat-;
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umo.  It Iniprjj-m-
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facilitates   diges-
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lard, Primus. &(_.
Spring mcfllcluo mcansmorc now-a-days i liuu
did ten years airo. The wlntcrot liss-su iiasrcn
tlio nerves all faygid out. The nerves muBtlw
strengthened, tho blood purltlcd, llver'jfitir
towels regulated. Palne's celery compoui-*-
I7n Sprint, miitcin. ofto-tlaa-aces all tUto,
as nothing else con.   l'rmrtbtU by I'hgsieltmt,
Bietmmmled by Dnippitto, Endorttd by Hmitttn,
Guaranteed by tht Uanuftvturcrs to bt
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"In tho spring ol 188TI was oil rundown.,!
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teellng, aiidwassowcnl* thatlcouiilhnnlljrgH
around. llwughiabottleotll-lnc'sCcleij'Com-
pound, and hcloro I had taken lt a woek I len
vory much hotter. I cau clicchdly recommend,
It to all who need abuUdlngupandstrcDgtlia*
tag medicine." Mrs. n. A. Dow, Burlington, Vt.
Paine's
Celery Compound
is a unlqao tonic nnd appetizer. Pleasant la
Uio taste, quick In its action, anil without any
Injurious effect, lt gives that rugged health
which makes everything tnsto good, ltcures
lysncpslu nnd kindred disorders. Physicians
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VIHmtlHU Ulti Satrlnill   Alusaiji aitr.
UCTATEB FOOD^ZicSlA VOLUME -ii.
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C,
NOVEMBER 27, 1889.
iaiMBa—_s_tt_____a—
NO, 48.
Weekly British Columbian
Wcducsdaj Hon.inn, Nov. «7. ISW.
'   Board or Trade.
The regular quarterly meeting of the
board of trade was held in the board
ruoms Friday uight. A petition containing about 100 signature., was presented
asking the board to use its influence
toward., securing the continuance of
the mail stage between thia city aud
Vancouver. It was intimated that
there is a probability of the mail subsidy boing withdrawn*) and as the stage
aervice is a great convenience its discontinuance would not be in the publio interest. The secretary was instructed tu ascertain from tho P. U.
inspector what changes were contemplated.
A letter wus read from Hon. E.
Dowdney stating that tho government
was awaiting the arrival of a report of
the new soundings before doing anything further with respect to the
Fraser rivor chart, and referring totho
shifting character of the sand banks as
•a serious obstacle in the way of river
navigation. Several members of the
board expressed surprise that the new
soundings, which were completed
many months ago, had not yet reacheu
Ottawa, and the opinion was expressed
that the sand banks were not shifting
-nearly as much as officials seemed to
imagine. It was stated that since the
new channel had been formed across
the sandheads, several years ago, there
had beeu very little shifting of the
channel. The secretary was instructed
to communicate with tlie government
and resident engineer with reference
to these matters.
Tiio question of tho fishing regu-
■ latiniis and the mode of assigning fishing licenses wuu discussed at considerable length. The opinon was generally
■expressed that fishing on the sandheads
should not bo allowed, aud iliac tlie
weekly close season should be ox-
; tended. It was also held that the
licences should be given out lirst to
cannery mon (to a limited o-tent) and
' afterwards to bona fide resident tiahor-
meti, and that no person should be
allowod to fish under a license iu tho
name of anothor party. A committee
consisting of Messrs W. Wolfenden,
Jas. Wise and W. A. Duncan was
appointed to consider the (ishbur
interests and report.
The board wus asked to use Us influence with the federal government
tor the purpose of procuring assistance
for protecting the lands at Sumas
from encroachments by the Fraser. It
was assorted that the rapid disappearance of the river bank above Miller's
landing was causing serious alarm,
and it was found that tho rivor
-might force a passage through to
Sumas lake, and possibly find an outlet through American territory. The
mattor was referred to a committee
composed of the vice-president and
secretary for immediate action.
A letter was laid before the board
intimating that it was not intended
to impose the new coasting regulation-*
at tho ports of Victoria or Nanaimo,
whilo at Now Westminstor they were
being enfotcod. The secretary was
instructed to interview the collector
of customs and ascertain the facts in
this case.
CORRESPONDENCE.
From Friday's pally):
Some Ite.-hons.
-Editor Columiiian—Sir: The following aro some of my reasons for supporting
'Cunningham aud opposing Corbould:
1. I support Cunningham because I believe he has the best interests of New
Westminster at heart, that he is work-
. ing to further these interests, and that,
if elected, he will bo opposed to giving
■cliquesor schemers exclusive privileges, to
tho detriment of the citv.
-2. I am opposed to Mr. Corbould because he is not only a lawyer, but tiie
solicitor of the C. P. R., a thorough
Vancouver tnan in sentiment, and the
friend of monopolies that are becoming
tho burse of every civilized 'country in
tho world.
3. I am in favor of Cunningham because he will oaly give the government
an independent support—that is only so
far as he can conscientiously do so.
4. I am opposed to Corbould because
he is pledged to give tlie government a
servile support. The men who are trying
to have him  elected   are  the  bitterest
■enemies John Robson lias in this city,
and yet they will send a man to support
a government tbey hate, simply because
they think they can get more aid by doing so. Ichallenge anyone to disprove
this, notwithstanding the windy editorials of the Cotoimt.
■". I am supporting Cunningham because lie has done more than any other
man to bring tho agricultural and othor
resources, of NewWestminster district
before the world. He has done much
. to ci'cuto a mainland sentiment and to
make fanners of tho district feel an interest in our oity, They seo now as they
never saw bofore tho unity of inteestr
-that exists between them aud us,
il. I oppose Corbould because he has
•flomc nothing whatever for our city—except when lie had a large fee for his sor-
'Vices, and even then, his usefulness was
Of a very uncertain character.
li; a letter that appeared in Thb Col-
uiu.ii._ii- <v _'... Jayoago* nio uunmn^tuiii
family is referred to in a grossly insulting-manner. Let mo say to the writer
of that scrawl, that there aro people in this
city who have known both the Sooullar
and the Corbould families for p quarter
of a century, and thoy say that the Cunningham family will loso nothing, but
will even increase in lustre, when compared with either of them.
7. I support Cunningham because he
is neither for nor against Greer, and I
believe bc will act with a due regard for
justice, if tho Greer case Bhould como before the House,
8_ I support Cunningham becauso Ito
is moro patriotic, conscientious, energetic,
and in every way better qualified than
Corbould  to represent tho  lloyal City.
A VOXBR.
ATnlk loilic Rlrctnrj..
EDITOR Columbian—Sir:--l observe
that your valuable columns have of late
been pretty   well   occupied   by person*
airing their opinions re the present eleotion—I would thank you to also grant
mc space for a few remarks.
Apropos, I would liko to ask how Mr.
Corbould, being tho C.P.R. lawyer, can
cousciontiously seek election as our representative? Unprejudiced citizens well
know how the C.P.R. have acted and
feel toward New Westminster. Can he
act faithfully and honestly by both?
Again, has Mr. Corhould ever interested himself here for the public benefit, or
made any personal sacrifice for the good
of our city?
Has he not taxed our city council well
for all be has ever done for them?
Citizens, I assert (aud Mr. Corbould
cannot deny) that he has over 100 acres
in Vancouver, and in the centre of tht
C.P.R. grant, viz: lot 472, group 1, and
docs ho not also own the greater part of
lots 301 and 302, group 1, 310 acres,
threo miles from Vancouver?
Voters, ask how Messrs. Major, Scoullar, Leamy and others are in the land
line, and are they uot well healed with
Vancouver property! and aro they not
Mr. Corbould's supporters?
Is it not significant that Mr. Corbould
who has resided hero over nino years, and
has never taken public interest or sought
public olfico in our city before, is suddenly seized with the impulse and asks our
suffrages (sacrificing himself for the doar
people)? Can it be possible that ho or
some of his aides-de-camp want any more
charters similar to the Coquitlam scheme
(for which our city had to pay them
-320,000), or probably a monopoly of
street and other railway charter grants?
Mr. Corbould cannot explain away
the assertions I have made (lawyer
though he be). He surely oanuot consider tho electors of New Westminster
gifted with such great credulity; if so, he
overtaxes our gullibility.
Were our citizens satisfied and had
they all their wants attended to by the
last lawyer M.P.P.?
The electors have only two candidates
to select from, and on next Monday must
return either Mr. Corbould or Mr. Cunningham as the city's representative.
Speaking for myself, I am not (to uso the
expression) stuck on either, but allow me
to say that Mr. T, Cunningham has heretofore occupied public office, and has the
welfare of the city at heart (in a great
measure is due liim the credit of making
the exhibition a success). All his, and
in fact I may say all the Cunninghams'
interests and property arc here with us,
and if (as Mr. Corbould's supporters
suggest) Mr. 1\ Cunningham wants to
get there, to grind his tomahawk, citizens
we may rost assured that while he will
bc grinding for himself ho will grind for
Nuw Westminster.
In conclusion, if Vancouver wants representation in the local parliament, let
her procure it, I say New Westminster
should take tho precedence.
Thanking you, Mr. Editor, for your
kind indulgence,
Yours sincerely,
VERITAS.
From Saturday's Dally]:
Jaquea* Verlmslty.
Editor Columbian— Sir :— In this
morning's Truth is published the intention of Mr. Cunningham (seventeen years
ago) to become a citizen of the United
States, and an articlo severely attacking
his character.
Truth made a bad break when it pursued 'hose tactics; persons living in
glass houses should   never throw stones.
The article savors of "Jaques' verbosity," and I could easily believe that
the entire articlo was dictated by him,
as it is much in accord with views expressed by him on the public platform at
tho last political meeting, and "moreover," Truth is known to be Aid. Jaques'
mouth-piece,
In Mr, Cunningham's behalf (who,
himself, is not perfection) I say ''thank
goodness" he docs not bleed the widowed
and fatherless, nnd I could mention
"other tilings" Mr. Cunningham has not
been guilty of.
Sincerely yours,
Veritas.
Editor Columbian—Sir: — I must
have my innings before the curtain drops
on this election contest. The electors
that I wish to talk with are th.it clu__; _. f
men who, by well directed energy and
enterprise, are making an honest living;
who are not, or do not expect to be,
what is called wealthy in tho wost, but
Who, nevertheless, constitute the bono
and sinew of this prosperous and growing city.
Gentlemcu, you have been appealed to
by one of your class, as a man who
should bo respected and admit ed for his
indomitable pluck, irrepressible energy
and tenacity of purpose. I refer to your
neighbor down yonder at English bay,
Samuel Greer, who has, single-handed,
fought tho C. P. It. company for the
past three years; they being represented
by tho most selfish and hnrd-to-satisfy
man known to history, W. C. Van
Horno. Somo men would shout "enough"
if you gave thom Canada. But Halo
Van Horne. Ho wants the earth with a
barbed wire fouco arouud it, aud a fow
lawyers thrown in to keep it in repair. I
am not going to dwell on the merits of
tho caso now pending between Mr, Greer
and the C.P.R. compnny; suffice it to
say that twenty-three members of our
legislature have decided for Greer; but I
will assert that I believe nine out of ten
of the electors of New Westminster arc
in sympathy with Mr. Greer in his struggle with the czar of Canada, W. C. v.,
whose attitude hai. always been—"The
earth is nice and creon,butInoeditall for
railway purposes." Now,neighbors,itis,to
put it mild, an u ngraccf ul act to our legislature to elect the solicitor of this Canadian czar, in the faco of neighbor Greer's
appeal to your manly, straightforward
senso of justice. There ia only one plausible excuse for electing Van Home's solicitor. That is, has Tom Cunningham's
past record disqualified him, and is lie
unworthy of your confidence? I think it
has been shown that the latter gentleman's public record, as well as his pri-'
vate character, are good; at least all
against him to date is tho faet that he
owns cows aud did not agitate the passing of the pound by-law. He also
stands accused of being a brother to
James Cunningham. There is yet another and more serious charge against
him, viz: that in the event of a dull
market in New Westminster ho would
^dispose of his garden produce in the Vancouver markets. Mr. Courbould's supporters, however, need nut worry about
such a contingency. If Sir John was
properly approached he would have a
young N. P. hutched to meet the case,
J-ist a whisper and I am done until next
election. Just enough legal material to
mako an attorney-general is all you require in tho legislature; any more is
equally as dangerous to the commonwealth as the socialists. Neighbors, I've
had my innings. Hoping to hear of you
acquitting yourselves nobly ou the 25th,
lam,
Yours, &c.,
First Base.
New "Westminster, Nov. 22, 1880.
Min.].' Bri I it Kcns-niiM.
Editor Columbian.—Sir: I don't
think it needs three-quarters of a column
to show up tlie "truo inwardness" of
thoso letters from the two "Vs"—"Veritas" and "Voter," which you printed last
night.
Voter gives eight paragraphs of reasons
why he supports Cunningham and opposes Corbould. Every one of these begins with tho big "I"—"I believe," &c.
Now ovory donkey believes that he likes
thistles; but is that any reason why a
Christian -.hould cat them ?
Most of the "reasons" arc mere statements of "Voter's" personal belief, or
reckless assertion., incapable of proof;
but two of them are of adifiercnt character, and aro gems in their way. No. 4
alleges that Corbould is untrustworthy
becamte he is pledged to support tlie gov
eminent, while those who arc supporting
him opjiosp the government. Now, it is
generally held to prove that a man is possessed of rare qualifications for his position when he draws support from his po
litiunl opponents; but look at Corbould's
requisition. I can count among the signers throo of Hon, John Robson's relatives, and ono who is known to be a lifelong confidential friend.
No. 7 is richer still. "Voter" supports
Cunningham because lie is ou the fence, in
the Greer business. As I read that I
seemed to hear tho cheery voice of our
friend T. J. "Going, gentlemen, going,
ffoing—"
Now comes "Veritas," His first objection is that Corbould was once retained by tho C. P. R. as tlieir lawyer. So
was the Hon. E. Blake, a * man who has
fought the C. P. R. tooth and nail. Now
the C. P. B. generally gets tho best advice it can, its selection of Corbould was
n -.omplimrnt to his ability, and we want
an able man.
Then wc have an assertion that Corbould has never worked for the public
benefit. To whom belongs tho chief
credit for nutting our public hospital in
the splendid position it occupies to-day ?
—Corbould! Who took tho- lead in gotting us tho Southorn lUilway, and planked down his hard dollars to bring it here ?
—Corbould! Ho doesn't write the big
"l" over everything; but when public
work is on hand that require* brains or
effort, ho gots there all tho same, and
don't you forget it!
Then wo have a rehash of Mr. Thomas
Cunningham's Insinuations about Vancouvor interest. One short sentence
answer:i them all; Corbould owns more
real estate in Westminster than ho owns
in Vancouver,
Now for the. germ of this letter:
"Woro our citizens satisfied and had thoy
all thoir wants attended to by tho last
lawyor M. P. VT
On that question Ml*.   "Veritas" takes
his stand. We are inclined to think that
tho answer would bu "No;"' imt ■ .
not where the laugh comes in. The joke
is that the "last lawyer M. P. P." is a
strong supporter of Mr. Thomas Cunningham ! I! Comment would be superfluous. Elector.
A Worki liftman's Vit-wi..
C. C. Richards & Co.
Gents,—.My daughter had a severe cold
and injured her spine so sho could not
walk, and suffered very much. I called
in our family physician; ho pronounced
it inflammation of the spine- and recommended MINARD'S LINIMENT to bo
used freely. 3 bottles cured her. I have
used your MINARD'S LINIMENT for
a broken breast; it reduced tho inflammation and cured mc in 10 days. I
would recommend it to nil ladies who
aro suffering from tho same severe
trouble. Mns. F. Silver.
Hantsport.
A party while out with Mr. Pearce,
inspector of mines, looking up land
about a mile nortii of Chcadlo station,
N. W.T., came across an old Indian on-
oapmont. On searching they found
tho skeletons of three Indiuns, a squaw
and a papoose, and two horsos. Tho
whole party must havo boon murdered
while they slept in their tspeos. The
skulls wero brought to Calgary.
Samuel Mallard.
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WEHIKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, li. 6., NOVEMifcJf. 27, 1889.
NO. 48.
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iH UJLUMBu
Wcilucsilay Slorul:-.;, Xov. I'I. IS'!
The "**''itory of N?"' JVIoxioo is
I an applicant for  admission  to the
j American Union as a state, and as a
Who oould b.U_v_ ihuUluV...       Mi-i-i-ii-jr step it has just framed
lowing revolting recital was a true  •» new constitution, tho provisions of
account of Hie manner in which two  which with regard to education  are
Christian (1) gentlemen deliberately
took each other's lives in this year
of grace 1889, in the old stato of
Kentucky, and in the land of the
stars and stripes, which boasts tho
greatest triumphs of liberty and
civilization on the round globe! And
yet the horriblo story in too true.
Some brief account of tbe tragedy
appeared in the despatches at the
time. An exeliange gives tho following blood-curdling particulars:
"On Friday afternoon (Nov. 8th)
Colonel William Cassius Goodloe
and Colonel A. M. Swope, both residents of Lexington, Ky., met in tho
post oilice in that city by chance.
For several years previous they had
been at enmity, liaving Quarreled
over political matters. Their accidental meeting led to angry words.
Aftor the words had passed both
men straightened up and drew their
weapons simultaneously, Swope a
pistol and Goodloe a spring blade
hunting knife. Swope immediately
fired, tho ball missing its object and
striking the glass in post office Ijox
362, lodging on the inside of the
office. Before Swopo could shoot
agnin Goodloe was upon him with
the knife, the lirst thrust of which
took effect in the immediate centre
of tho breast, producing a frightful
wound, which severed tho fourth
■and iitih ribs. This Uow was followed up rapidly by others which
cut the left breast into mincemeat.
By tliis time Swope was able to firo
again, and placing tho pistol, whieh
was a 38 calibre Smith it Wesson
against iho right sido of Goodloo's
abdomen he fired, the ball ranging
downward and producing a wound
which it is feared will prove, fatal.
Just as the shot was fired Goodloe
grubbed Swope by the left arm and
began nnothor fierce onslaught with
the knife, striking his adversary in
the back fivo times, twice in the
loft arm, once in the right arm, and
once on tho right wrist, nearly severing the hand. Each time the
deadly knifo fell Swope uttered a
loud 'Oh !' and when Goodloe turned
him looso he attempted to open the
door of tho lobby leading to tlie
street, whicli is held shut by n
strong spring. Before ho could get
the door open he grew weak from
loss of blood, and fell forward on
his faco in a pool of his own blood,
He died almost instantly, for when
the post office employes reached his
side he was a corpse. Another account states that just as Swope fell
Goodloe stepped to tho door, and
with a wavo of liis liand exclaimed,
'He bellowed like a calf.' The evi
donee taken at the inquest brought
to light the fact that Swope's pistol
dropped from his hand during tho
early part of the conflict. Goodloe
has sinco died." Both men, it
should be stated, wore leading citi
zens of Lexington and prominent
members of the Republican party
and both had held -high positions
under national administrations. As
showing tho light in which sueh
horrible incidents are regarded
Kentucky and othor parts of the
United States, there is a noticeable
absence in the despatches from L
ington to tho metropolitan press of
any expression of horror at tht
butchery. We ure told, it is true,
that universal sorrow is expressed,
but the sorrow appears to be only
that which would have been felt had
the two men died in their beds.
One account dilates upon the magnificent temper of the blado with
which Oolonel Goodloe did his din
bolie work, citing as proof thereof
the fact that two of Colonel Swope'
ribs wero severed and his wrist and
spinal column almost cut through,
All the despatches from Lexington
nnd several from Washington dwell
upon the "courtesy, genial nature,
and generally lovable character" of
the man who so murderously used
this lino weapon. The president,
we are also told, knew Colonel
Goodloe Well, and esteemed him
highly. It may be urged on behalf
of this higlily-estiinable and lovabl
gentleman that tho knife hus  long
 nti in  | in his family.
s.,.,., „.._.*.', Oassius M. 01.iy, once
oari-i'il ii man to pieces with a bowie
kitiin ac a political meeting near
Lexington beforo the war, and since
then one of his brothers, a son inlaw of Senator Beck, chose the same
woapon with wliich to light a duel
to whioh ho had been oliiiHeuged,
Mnch to his disgust, no doubt, shot
guns at twenty paceB wero substituted. As the man with tho lovable
character has just demonstrated, the
bowio is much the moro effective
weapon. All other considerations
aside, cannot u few, missionaries lie
sent to Kentucky to teach these
worse than savages a little common
humanity I
Children Cryfor
interesting. The first of these is as
follows: "Provision shall be made
by law for the establishment
and maintenance of a uniform
system of publio schools, which shall
be open to and sufficient for the
education of all tho children in the
state, and shall be under the absolute
control of the state, and free from
sectarian or church control; and no
other or different s'chools shall over
receive any aid or support from
public funds. No sectarian tennet,
creed, or church doctrine shall be
taught, in tlio publio schools." It is
provided, also, in the second section
that no part of tho school funds
"shall ever be applied toward the
maintenance, support, or aid or any
school or other institution in
the management of which any religious or other beet has any part, or
which is not under the absolute control of the state," Both of these
provisions are to bo irrevocable
without tho consent of the United
States and the people of the now
state. The latter evidently intend
to keep clear from the outset of the
difficulties which are now preplexing
some of the older states.
The English ne wspupers to hand
ore full of speculations as to the
suitability of Milford Haven as a
port of cull for passengers from this
sido of the Atlantic. The City of
Rome has already, it seems, made
the experiment, and so successful
were the results that the Milford
Docks Oo. are determined to mako
that place a terminus as well us a
port of call. Nothing of any moment can bo done this year, tlie season
being too far advanced, but it is
hoped that next year ono or more
of the Atlantic liners may be induced to make the more southern
port their point of departure. The
questions naturally arise, How about
Liverpool ? What are the superior
inducements offered by Milford
Haven? The Haven is a large
deep and land-locked bay whicli can
be entered at any state of the tide.
The dock, moreover, has two acres
of water urea and a quayage of over
7,000 feot, whilst the lock, being
70 ftot wide, will admit tho largest
steamers. The travellor to London
will save from ten to twelve hours
by the Milford Haven route, whilst
the expense will be considerably
less.
As tho Liverpool men point out,
however, Milford to snap the trade
must prove her suitability for freight
as well as passenger traffic. The
cargoes frequently consist of perishable goods, such as meat, bacon,
fruit, ite, and it is absolutely essential that they should be handled
with expedition. At Liverpool delays often occur at the bar, wliich
cannot bo crossed oxcept during
Unci* hours of each tide. That the
Liverpool people are awake to the
necessity of putting their house in
order, is evident from the fact that
the dock, board is being urged to
make the port easy of access ut all
times, regardless of all expense. It
is being pressed upon them, too, to
make better arrangements for facilitating the disembarkation of passengers and luggage. In fact, it may
bo inferred that, whatever happens,
the travelling public are going to
benefit, from the faot that both Milford nnd Liverpool are evidently
straining every sinew to catch the
fleeting shekels which filter into
overy seaport.
Liverpool is u great port, a wonderful place, but the next few years
will prove whether she can hold her
own. Tho Manchester ship canal is
yot unfinished, but beforo very long
the ocean vessels will be riding
straight into Cottonopolis, nnd then,
who can say what is to happen 1
Smaller enterprises than this (which
is a great one) have altered the
centres of commerce beforo to-day.
But two generations ago, and Honi-
ton wns the busy spot around which
tho luce industry centred, but Nottingham to-dny makes the lace, and
it ia only in tlie solitary places of
Devonshire that one occasionally
meets with a luce worker still plying her avocation, so completely has
the manufacture died out. The
button trade of Dorsetshire, too, is
gone, und without apparent roason.
We may woll, therefore, ask, in
view of tlie talked of advantages of
Milford Haven as a port of cull and
a terminus, and considering tho immense commercial revolution whicli
the Manchester ship canal is destined to eil'ect, how will Liverpool
bear the competition that is to bo
forced upon hor 'J
■loli rrintlug of all kiiul*. neatly doto
it tin* 1'oi.UMiii,*.*, ninVc. I'rtuua will 1 c
i'liuul tin low in, ui uov othor uth'ti u
■•ii** iimvin.*-   ■,. i**i
Pitcher's -Sastorla,,
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
An exchange says:—The conductor on the Windsor it Annapolis
Bailway, ;in a warning issued to
parents of the boys in the habit
of jumping on trains while in motion,
remarks: "We do not want the
parents to be under the expense of
mourning, which will surely be the
case if the practice is not stopped,
for let the boys be smart as steel
traps they may get under the wheels
when they least expect it." The
admonition is as applicable on other
lines as on the one mentioned,
An incident of a kind all too rare
is related by the Dry Goods Chronicle.
It appears that in 1882 the firm of
Peel, Son & Watson, underclothing
manufacturers in Manchester, wero
obliged to make a composition with
their creditors, paying 17s. 6d. on
the pound. Since that time the
firm under the style of Peel, Watson
it Co. have been successful, and they
recently posted cheques to all creditors of the former firm for the 2s. 6d.
remaining in the pound. This action has given much pleasure to the
recipients of the cheques, and -will
not be without its effect on the commercial conscience.
An effort is being made in Tacoma to abate the evil of dives and
women attendants in variety theatres, and it is opposed on the ground
that to close these theatres will
throw ninety-three persons out of
employment and reduce the salary
list of the oity .$7,000 per montli.
This is silly in the extreme. Prohibition of gambling, chicken fighting and all kindred "sports" throws
people out of employment us well.
It is not a question of a few dollars
more or less spent in the city, but
whether a city shall be maintained
that decent people can live in. It
is the decent people who have made
Tacoma a city, and they ought to
have tho power to say what class of
barnacles and leebhes it shall support.— West Shore.
What is known as the Weldon
Extradition Act, passed last session
of tho Dominion Parliament, contains a suspending clause delaying
its going into force until effect is
given to it by the Governor-General's
proclamation. It, is said no proclamation will issue until it is seen
whether the United States senate
will ratify the extradition treaty
agreed ta by Great Britain and the
American Executive. This being
tho case it is difficult to see the ob,
joct of the Act of last Bession. We
say to the United States that,
whether they reciprocate or not, we
will give them back their fugitive
criminals who come to Oanada, and
thereby weaken the motive on the
part of the senate to sanction the
new treaty. Is not this an instance
of good intentions defeating themselves by unwiso precipitation I—Ex.
America is not to have a monopoly
of the world's fair business in 1892.
Spain proposes to celebrate Columbus' discovery in grand style, and a
government commission has just been
appointed to take charge of the preparations, while the cortes is to be
asked to vote a largo sum of money
to defray the expenses. Among
other propositions is one to hold an
international exposition at Madrid,
to bo opened on the 3rd of August,
1892, the day of the month being
the one on which Columbus set out
on his first famous voyage, and it is
proposed to close on the following
12th of October, the latter day being the day on which Columbus first
t-iuclied land, the island of San Salvador. There is some difference of
opinion, however, as to whether
Spain is entitled to any special share
in the honor of Columbus' discovery.
It is quito within the range of
possibility, thinks an exchange, that
the famous record of a mile in 2.08"j
mudo by Maud S. at Cleveland in
188."-may ho broken, or nt least
equalled, before the end of another
turf season. The time made by
Senator Stanford's filly Sunol at
Snn Francisco tho other day is only
a second uud three-quarters behind
that of the great trotter, and horsemen say that Ji.lOi by a three-year-
old is bettor than 2,08} by a horse
eleven years old, tho latter being the
ago nt which Maud S. made her record. With tho greater strength
and experience which another year
or two will givo her, Sunol ought
to be able tn develop the two seconds
bettor speed necessary to place lier
ut the top of the. list. Her recent
performance bus even revived speculation as to the possibility of a mile
in two minutes, and after the manner in which the gallant littlo Canadian horse lloseliery knocked the
jumping record out of sight in Chicago two weeks agoturfmen may well
begin to think that it is not safe to
tall; any longer of impossibilities.
THE INSAKK ASYLUM.
I__«rrlinlnii nf Ibe Improvement, t. min
InilltmllilM.
With the building of the additions
to the provincial asylum forthe insane,
the old structure has been remodelled
and brought into line with the new.
As the buildings now stand they have
a combined frontage of 422 feet, and
an extreme width, from tho front of
the centre buildini; to the rear of the
north wing, of 160 feet. The building
may bo divided into five blocks. The
centre blook is devoted to the use of
the officials, and is 10x70 feet, three
stories high, with basement. The
main entrance is through the centre of
this block, and is approached by a few
easy stone Bteps, surmounted by a fine
Doric portico. Tho main hall is 15 ft.
wide and the corridors branching from
these into tho east and west wiiiim are 0
feet in width.
On the right of tho entrance is the
reception room, 10x18 foet, steward's
office, 13x18 feet, and store room, 13x
25 feet. On the let,: of tho entrance is
the medical superintendent's office,
1(1x18 feet, dispensary, 13x18 feet, and
the officers' dining hall, 13x25 feet, A
wide and easy stairway leads to the
second floor, whero the corridors and
rooms are on the same plan and similar iu size to those on the first floor.
This floor is to be used as day rooms,
officers' quarters, etc., and will be furnished with baths and lavatory. The
top story is one large room, 40x70 ft.,
and will be reserved for entertainments, lectures, eto.
Tho centre block is divided from the
west wing by a tire-proof doorway.
This wing is 40x140 feet, two stnrys
high, besides basement and attic,
Buch floor is complete in itself, with
accommodations for 30 patients. There
are 15 single rooms, each 9x13 feet,
and four dormitories containing 4 beds
eaeh, and a dining room 13x30 feet,
The latter room is furnished with f
dinner-lift, to which the food ii
brouuht on a tramway from tho kitch
en; the dining room is also furnished
with a steam warming table. Bathi
lavatories, drying and linen rooms, aro
also convenient, and a fire hose is
ready in caso of lire. There are two
exits from each floor, one at the back
and tho other at the front. Tho description of one floor of the west wing
is applicable to eaoh floor in the other
two wings. The rooms provide for the
comfortable accommodation of 180
patients.
Tho kitchou wing includes tho culinary department, and washing, ironing and drying rooms. It is in the
rear uf the centre building. The
kitchen is 16x26, has a French cooking ranee, boilers, and all other necessary appliances. A lift communicates
with all the other departments.
The heating of tho building is by the
hot water system, two of Gurney's
heaters, placed in the basement, being
used for the supply. Radiators are
placed in all the departments. The
building is lighted by gas; the closets
are furnished with automatic flushing
tanks.
The foundation is of granite and the
walls of brick and stone. The roof,
cornices and trimmings are of galvanized iron. The grounds are handsomely terraced. When everything is
complete the improvements to tho institution will have cost about $50,000.
Mr. G. W. Grunt is the architect,
and Messrs. W. Turnbull Ss Co. are
the contractors.
CAUGHT IN THE ACT.
The schr. 0. W. Redmond, whicli
left Halifax, N. S„ on tlio 2nd of October for Jamaica, hns been niveu up
for lost. Her crew consisto-l ol' Captain
McDonald, of Halifax; Male JnSelyii,
nf I'nit lleleford, N. 8*| oimk, Augustus IVoi',1011, of Sweden, and Angus-
tils lloili'ii, uf Sweden, ami Kill Mii-
lli iB'in, ii Norwegian.
.'nii-.talilt* Hominy Nails a llurslnr In
lln* Acl of Itniililns llie F.li*klinl?
House.
Thursday morning, 1 o'clock, Officer Dominy was pacing his lonely
rounds along Front street. The night
was raw and bleak, not a soul could be
seen ou the street, and the only sounds
to be heurd was the moaning of the
wind, the ceaseless plash of the tide
among the piles, and tbe heavy echoing tread of lho officer's footsteps. The
city was wrapped in slumber, and only
the faithful guardians of the peace
seemed to be abroad to keep their solitary vigils on tho deserted streets. But
there were other actors in night's dim
drama on the real stage of life, and as
the ollicor came near the Eickhuff
llniiso a shadowy form Btnlo out from
tho deeper shadows by the wall, and
crept stealthily and with noiseless
stops along the sidewalk. Tho suspicions of the constable were at onco
aroused. Ho recognized before him
the possiblo felon stalking to liis nefarious work; grasping the trusty baton and bondim- his gazo keenly on the
dark liguro before him, he watched it
as it went. Around the corner stole
tlio man, followed liy the policeman;
tho latter saw the fellow opon the side-
door of tho Eiokhoff House and enter;
then tho door was shut. Tho officer
waited. In about throe minutes the
sound of hurrying footsteps fell upon
his ear; tho door opened and the unknown man ran into tho officer's arms.
The latter took from his prisoner u
pair of stolen punts and vest, and commenced the journey to the police station; tho prisoner Ull tho wav abusing
tho officer in vigorous fashion, pouring
out torrents ui oatns and curses. A
companion of the captured man, with
several molon coats over bis arm, was
seon, but tho ollicor was unablo to
offect his caplure. At the polico station the prisoner gavo his name us
Chisley Handsaw. Later on he
changed it to Thomas Moore. His
honor in court next morning remarked
that he was surprised that a gentleman
liaving so distinguished a namo should
stoop tb purloin suoh unpoetical raimont
us a pair of pants and an old vest. Mr.
Simeon Huff was the person whoso
vest and pants were stolen, and tho
I hand of tho midnight thief ravished
j them away aa tho ownor slept. Sev-
; oral witnesses were called and all the
j evidence showed conclusively that the
' prisoner was a bad man, and that he '
j hull, beyond the shadow of a doubt, j
nikon tlio goods. Robert Keery, ono ;
I "t   vii  proprioi ill's  if  the  13 ckholf
House, swore that he had ordered the
prisoner tu ko, p away from his house
on more than one occaaion. The prisoner ib a short, well-built man, with a
countenance that would hane him in
in the southwestern states. He claims
to be a blacksmith, but has the appear*
ance of a thoroughpaced blackguard.
He defended his case with all the impertinent assurance natural to such
ruffians, and told his honor there
was no evidence.
"What I want's is justice, mister.
"Well," said hiB honor, "I think you
will get it this time." Prisoner thereupon grew quite argumentative, and
had to be choked off by the officers of
the oourt. His honor sent, Moore up
for trial on thn charge of entering a
house after dark.
Before going back to the cells the
prisoner took up the stolen clothes
and remarked, "call them rags, clo'es?
hu! tell mo iliey're wuth five dollars?
they ain't wuth five cents ! a pritty
nice charge t'send a fellor up fur, 1
say!" He then tiling thom down con-
leiuptuouslv, with a look of deop disgust, amid the smiles of the court.
VICTORJAJEWS.
Another British Columbia Agricultural
AmocIaIIoii Formed.
Special to the Columbian.
Victouia, Nov. 20.—Tho British
Columbia Agricultural Association met
last night. A roport was read stating
that the association had been incorporated and the constitution and bylaws
were received, considered and adopted.
The following officers were elected for
the year: First president, Mr. Dalby,
Victoria: first vice-president, Horatio
Webb, Chilliwack; second vice-preri-
dent, J. D. Bryant, Saanich; secretary, C E Reuouf, Victoria; treasurer, Noah Shakespeare, Victoria. Directors: George Black, Vancouver',
A. S. Vedder, Chilliwack; James
Adams, Nanaimo; D. McGilliviay,
Sumas; J, Kirkland, sr., Ladnt-'.*;
W. J. Harris, Maple Ridge; G. A.
Smith, C. E., Alberni; W. R. McMyn,
Lnlu Island; Henry J?ry, sr., M.P.P.,
Cowichan; D. Matheison, Comox; D.
H. Ross. G. A. McTavish, D. R. Ker,
Mayor Grant, J. T. Mcllmoyl, Lawrence Goodacre, Thomas Earle, M.P.
R. Seabrooka, Charles Hayward and
Col. E. G. Prior, M. P.
Dr. Tiiltiiugc Again un Editor.
Beginning with January 1st next,
the Rev. T. Do Witt Talmage, D. D,,
will become one of lho editors of JVie
Ladies' Home Journal, of Philadelphia.
Tho famous preacher will have a rogular department each month, written by
himself, with the title "Under My
Study Lamp." His first contribution
will appear iu the January number of
the Journal. Dr. Tolmuge's salary is
said to be one of the largest ever paid
for editorial work.
A Grent I'lirlslmii** Souvenir.
Although no public announcement
has beeu made regarding it, the trade
has found out that lho coming Christmas number of the Montreal Star istc
be the must superb pictorial Christmas
souvenir ovor Been in this country.
The demand for it is simply immense,
many dealers ordering a thousand
copies eaoh. Parties in the States are
endeavouring to sccuro tho exclusive
aalo in that country. It will be ready
early iu December.
Heavy Hull Won.
During Ihe recent assizes iu Winnipeg the Hoyal City Planing Mills Co.
brought two suits against William Carson Woods and Henry Woods, trading
as Woods Ss Co., to lec'iver the amount
of several bills of txchauge accepted
by tho defendant, and amounting altogether to about §7,000. The bills
were not paid ut maturity and were
returned to the plaintiff. The defendants hud a contract to furnish lhe
C. P. R. with large quantities of lumber fur tho building of bridges and
trestles on the line, and agreed with
tho plaintiffs to buy tho lumber from
them. The bills wero drawn for lumber supplied, and the defendant! contend the agreement was that the bills
were to bo renewed by the plaintiffs,
but this was not done. The defence
also raised the point that the plaintills
were imt the holders of tlio bills, but
that they were held by the Bank of
British Columbia and Bank of Mon
trcal. Uis lut'dship entered a verdict
for plaintiffs for §0,777.17.
-t'Hrll.iH-N Kleins.
Mr. W. F. Anderson, who has hci.ii
for some ycura onguged in mining operations in tho Cariboo district, in in
tho city. Mr. Anderson, with a purl-
ner, Mr, Smith, located 1200 'feet; oi'
pluce!* uroiinc*. on -Snowshoe creok us
hu' biiclc ns 1882, and after some years
of continuous preliminary work the
firm weru able, in 18S0, to commence*
taking out "old. Bitch season since
then they have continued . peratjons
with satisfactory pocuniary results to
themselves. Snoivshou creek is only a
atnall atieum fed by tlie snows., ou tliu
mountains, and generally thero is not
water enough to operate tho hydraulic
machinery for more than two months
in the year. In the three years that
they havo boen engaged they have
only washed out about 150 feet of tho
1200 feet they run, yet that has yielded
the firm excellent results, showing tlie
richness of tho ground, Mr. Anderson has with him a nugget weighing
14 ozs., and worth §250, which he
took out of his claim. Thero is a good
deal of work going on m the Cariboo
di. trict, and besides the placer mining
the quarti. l»ds nro beginning to bo
developed. The Black lack Company
is getting out oonsideraule ore, whicli
will average nbout $17 to tho ton, It
is estimated that tho total output ibis |
year in the district wilt approximate I
from 9250,000 to §300,000. -Ne**- j
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San FBiSWfWo, Oat... VOLUME 34.
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, NOVEMBER 27, 1889.
NO, 48.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning, Nov. Vt, 11189.
The Parnell commission is to all
intents and purposes over, and the
judges' report will conclude this iniquitous travesty of fair play. Early
in ISSG a coercion bill was before
the British house of commons, and
the second reading was to be voted
on April 18th. On that day the
Times published in fac simile a letter purporting to have been signed
by Chas. S. Parnell, the Irish lender.
Tbat letter approved the foul .murder of Mr. Burke and spoke of the
assassination of Lord P. Cavendish
as an "accident." The Tories made
the most of this, and for weeks Mr.
Parnell nnd his frionds woro spoken
of as the vilest of the vile, without
ono particle of evidence beyond tho
letter (since confessed to be a forgery). At first, Parnell and the
Irish party took no notice of theso
attacks, but the Tories displayed uncommon concern for the good name
of tlieir Irish colleagues in the house.
And thus it happened that ono
afternoon Sir Charles Lewis, a Conservative member, rend one of the
attacks of the Times to the houso,
and, taking up unasked the position
of advocate of the Irisli party,
moved that tho article be taken ns
a breach of theprivilegesof the liouse,
evidently with a view to forcing the
hands of the Irish members. Much
to the consternation of the Tories,
the Parnellites ut once accepted the
motion, proposing that, as their
character as members had been attacked, the tribunal to examine the
charges ought to lie the liouse itself, which according to precedent
is tlie guardian of its own privileges.
Tlie Parnellites therefore nsked that
the Times' charges be investigated
by a oommittee of tho house invested with the fullest powers. The
government were nstonished to find
the Irish so ready to accept an investigation and went back on their
own lienchman's motion, proposing
instead that a criminal prosecution
should bo entered against tlie Times
and that the attorney-general should
be instructed on the part of the
government to prosecute for the
Irish party. The impudence of this
proposal was surprising even to
those who knew the unblushing effrontery of the modern English
Tory. Here was the government,
whose members were hourly quoting
the Times' reports, that had made
those articles part of their political
stock-in-trade, actually proposing
that Irish members should entrust
their defense to a member of the
government. The Irisli in fact were
being asked to enter into a collusive
action in which the government,
while professing to light their cause,
would be acting as tho spy of their
enemies. It is unnecessary to say
that the Irish refused to listen to
any such proposals. The Tories at
once returned to the congenial employment of spreading broadcast
the Times' slanders. Mr. Parnell
refused to bring his case before a
jury, in the heated state of party
politics, but during the wholo timo
was ever ready to have the charges
tested by a parliamentary committee, in conformity with precedent
and the proposal of Sir Chas. Lewis.
The matter appeared to have
eome to a lame and impotent conclusion, when it was revived in a curious manner. Thore had been in
the Irish party a journalist namod
Frank Hugh O'Donnell, a man of
brilliant parts, but uncertain and
erratic. Ho, deeming himself attacked by the Times, brought an
action for libel, and in that trial
the attorney-general, who but a few
months before had been offered as
an advocate for Mr. Parnell, de
fended the Times. The trial called
public attention to the charges
against Mr. Parnell, who again
asked for an impartial investigation.
The government then came forward
with n proposition that the case
should go before a special commission of three judges, and the proposition Mr. Parnell eagerly embraced, believing it to bo made in nil
fairness. But the government did
not propose to limit the work of the
judges by giving them definite
charges to try, but, as Mr. Henry
Matthews, their own homo secretary, put it, it was to be "an investigation into ten years of Irish history." The main question was, had
the Parnellites approved and condoned assassination nnd sedition ?
The Tories, knowing such charges
could not be proved, introduced all
sorts of extraneous matter connected with the politics of Ireland as
being fit subjects for investigation
by the commissioners.
We have no space to onter into
details as to tho construction of
this court; it is sufficient to state
here that the chief'law officer of tho
govornment was detailed to advocate for tho Times, and this in spite
of the assertion that the government
would maintain u neutral attitude.
We all know the subsequent history
of tho Parnell commission, The
court has been delayed with masses
of irrelevant evidence, and tlie main
issue, tho question of   the   authen
ticity of the alleged Parnell letters,
has been pushed to the background
as far as practicable. But, fqr all
that, the truth is out, and Pigott's
confession and the Times' shame is
almost ancient history. The judges
have now to report, and what will
they say . They cannot, they dare
not, sustain the main issue ; for it
would be too ridiculous to try and
whitewash Piggott, who rather faced
suicide than be cross-examined, who
confessed his own villainy and
shame, as the world knows now.
But, outside this main issue, we
should not be surprised if the
judges did all in their power to
blacken the characters of the Irish
leaders. But whatever the roport
may be will matter little; for, as
Edmund Burko has written, "an indictment cannot be drawn against a
whole nation." Mr. Purnell is supported by the bulk of the Iriah nation, and his demands are backed
by the vast majority of the Eng-
glish, Scotch and Welsh peoplo, there
is tho best reason to believe. Moreover, the civilized world looks
on with keenest sympathy while
Ireland struggles to be free, and
it is only the Tory party, "the stupid party," as their once leader
called them truly, who fail to recognise that it is as futile to withstand
a nation's just demands as it would
be dangerous to sit on the safety
valve of a steam engine.
The most spirited and closely
fought election contest in the his
tory of the royal city is over, and
Mr. Cunningham has been chosen as
our representative for the last session of the present parliament by
•the very respectable majority of 73,
out of a total vote cast of 074.
While Mr. Cunningham's majority
is quite satisfactory, the vote of the
defeated candidate even wns greater
than the total vote polled in this
city threo years ago, at the last general election, and this fa"t illustrates
forcibly our rapid progress us a city
and may be taken as an earnest of
still greater advancement in the
future. As to the result of the election itself, it was generally con
ceded from tho time that Mr. Cunningham and Mr. Corbould were
fairly in tho field that the contest
would be a close one. Towards tho
end of the campaign, however, it began to be apparent that Mr. Cunningham was forging ahead in the
estimation of the electors, so that we
had no hesitation Monday morning in anticipating for him a considerable majority, Tbe contest, as
we have repeated before, wus necessarily almost purely personal in its
naturo. It was at the same time
very interesting in the intense earnestness that it evoked on both
sides and for the reason that nearly
tho whole community was ranged
actively on one sido or tlie other,
and that, as elections go, without
respect to creed, clique, or other
affiliation. The line dividing the
supporters of the two candidates
cleft remorselessly right through
churches, societies, corporations and
hearthstones. Notwithstanding the
efforts of a few misguided people to
raise unworthy issues, the contest
was decided essentially on a manhood vote, and a very respectable
majority of the sovereign electors
have declared their free choice of
Mr. Cunningham as their representative. A locul papor tried to lard
its sores Tuesday morning by obvious
perversions of the truth us to the
cause or causes that led to the result at the polls on Monday. The
fact is, as we predicted some days
ago would be the caso, the course of
the paper referred to contributed
not a little to Mr. Cunningham's
majority, Indeed, ib is hardly an
open question whether the mere advocacy or oppositionnf the local morning oracle will not work by contraries
every timo where its true character
is known. Thero is one satisfactory
thing to note in connection with the
election now ovor, and that is, that,
with the exception of the undignified
and discreditable tactics of the morning paper (which prejudiced not a
little Mr. Corbould's cause), and a
few freaks by zealous partisans on
their own responsibility, the contest as a whole was conducted in u
gentlemanly and amicable spirit by
both principals and their agents.
As for our misguided ootomporarj
on Church street, if it will abandon
its absurd ecclesiastical theories
about tlie election (wliich everyone knows to be falso), and crawl
into the smallest knot-hole in its
homestead (if it hasn't any small
enough, we have a lot of assorted
sizes on the premises for sale cheap),
and there reflect, it may, possibly,
learn wisdom and sense for futuro
emergencies. It is too much to
hope that it will ever justify its
name.
TlIE Nicaragua canal company,
after exhaustive preliminary surveys, borings, etc., and the preparation of complete maps and profiles,
has now started on un actual work.
Improvements nro now being made
at the harbor of Groytown, on tlio
Atlantic side, and rails and cars for
construction lines, telegraph wire to
complete the extension of the government wire aeross the isthmus
and an S inch spiral riveted steel
pipe to convey a water supply from
the Deseado basin to Greytown,
have been shipped from New York.
The Scientific American furnishes
the following particulars as to the
dimensions, etc., of the work ; The
total length of the route, as finally
located, is 170 miles ; of this length,
121 miles is free navigation of Lake
Nicaragua and the San Juan river,
requiring only a little dredging and
improvement; 21 miles is free navigation of basins formed by the flooding of two valleys, leaving 28 miles
only of canal excavation. There
will be five locks, two on the ' eastern, tliree on the western division.
The curves average about 5,000 ft.
radius, with maximum curves of 2,-
828 ft., ono of these being in the
divide cut, and the other in the
river; about two-thirds of the route
is on tangent. To bring the water
in the basins up to tho required
level, some rock-filled dams or embankments will be built at low
points of the sides. The climate is
healthy, with n steady trade wind
across the isthmus. There will be
23,489,478 cubic yards of earth
dredging, 16,440,368 cubic yards of
earth excavation, 15,008,347 cubic
yards of rock above water, and 575,
415 cubic yards of rock under wnter,
also 14,714 cubic yards of excavation for harbor works, The locks
will be of concrete, with stone facings. The total cost of construction,
exclusive of hospitals, shops, etc., is
estimated approximately at t.55,-
000,000.
The revolution in Brazil is an
event of so extraordinary a character that we feel bewildered and nre
disposod to rub our eyes to assure
ourselves that the whole business in
a reality. The overturning of a
throne hus hitherto been so far-
reaching in its immediate consequences, and the deposition of mon-
nrchs has so often before meant the
spilling of rivers of blood, that it is
indeed difficult to believe that Dom
Pedro hus ceased to govern Brazil,
that his deposition has been effected
in so matter of fact and business,
like a manner, and that the republic
has replaced the monarchy, almost
withoutdisturbingthenervous money
markets of the world. Yetsoitis. It
may be indeed that the calm but precedes a terrible storm, and that the
adherents of that monarch may yet
rally and gather courage to fight
their king's cause, but, as things are
at present, it certainly seems as
though the revolution is the expression of the people's will, and
that Pedro, conscious of that fact,
has, like tho sensible man ho is, acquiesced in the inevitable. If this
latter is the correct view of the affair, nnd if the republic is to be
firmly established without the shedding of blood, we hail the event nsa
sign of the times, and Brazil will
have afforded an example for othor
dissatisfied nations to follow. Dom
Pedro has always bomo the reputation of being a brave, enlightened
and cultured man, ns well us a liberal minded ruler, and the few manly words of his upon quitting Brazil
are evidences of a great and good
heart. Mankind has wept and sympathised with Boabdil's grief when
leaving Spain, and we take it that
Dom Pedro's bearing in tho hour
of his misfortune is worthy to be
ranked as an act of moral heroism.
In fact, the dignity of the fallen
emperor, and tho quiet, firm and
decisive, yet, passionless expression
of the people's will, are the two
most striking features nf this unparalleled revolution. This event
should mako war the world over
more difficult, and aid the advent
of that time whon men "shall beat
their swords into ploughshares and
their spears into prunning hooks,
neither shall they learn war any
moro," tho day whon "the wolf and
tho lamb shall feed together and the
lion shall eat straw liko tho bullock," tho era of universal peace,
when "men shall not hurt nor destroy," and when "the calf nnd the
young lion and the fatling shall lie
down together, and a littlo child
shall lead them."
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
A New York eorresdondent is
surprised because Mrs. Cleveland
displays an intimate knowledge of
politics. The correspondent cannot
bo very observing or he would havo
noticed that the wives of political
men are their best counsellors. A
woman knows more by intuition in
a minute than a man does in a
month. Mrs. Cleveland's bright
mind has by this timo grasped the
political situation quito as firmly as
has her husband's. No doubt, too,
Mrs. Harrison knows as much about
how to run a presidential position as
tho present chief magistrate does.—
Am paper.
Lord Lansdowne finds that governing India is not all smooth sailing.    Ho is now being  bitterly at
tacked by the native press for a
speech to his counoil in which he
condemned the practice of native
officials in the servico of the state
trafficking in state secrets and confidential documents. Legislation
has been put in operation to stop
this practice, and the viceroy is considerable surprised to note that a
section of the native press defends
it. The tone of the criticisms is exceedingly intemperate, showing how
much freedom of opinion exists in
this immense dependency of the
British Empire
Many New Yorkers are said to
be opposed to the holding of the
world's fair in that city. One of
them says : "I don't want the fair
for two reasons. The first is that it
will make meat higher, and the
next is thut 1 go up and down
town now at the risk of my life,
and that travelling will bo harder
yet if the fair is held. And by tho
way," added the typical individual,
"you would be surprised to find how
many of my friends are talking in
tlie same way. The fair will mean
a heavy tax ou the middle class.
No doubt it, will help trade in somo
respects, but it will be n fearful
nuisanco, and for ino nnd my kind it
will be an expense and an inconvenience."
A new and interesting railway
scheme is projected. The proposed
road is to commence at Quebeo and
run along along the north shore of
the Gulf, climbing mountains, descending chasms, and bridging such
streams ns the Saguonay. until it
reaches the Straits of Belle Isle,
where ii. is the intention to found ,i
new pert nnd build n eity. The enterprise will give a new outlet, to
the sea-board, which of course is
sadly needed. So glittering are
the prospects of the proposed
road that it will be absurd to ask it
Dominion subsidy for it. 11 should
be constructed out of sueh capital
as can bn raised in London, aided by
bonuses from the municipalities
through whicli it pusses.—Mail.
Egyptians nre said to benr surgical
operations with extraordinary fortitude and success. Clot Bey, the
founder of modern medicine in
Egypt, says : "It requires ns much
surgery to kill ono Egyptian as
seven Europeans. In the native
hospitals the man whose thigh has
been amputated at 2 o'clock is sitting up and lively at 6 o'clock."
Shock is almost entirely unknown
and dread of nn impending operation
quite an exception. The explanation
givon for this abnormal physical excellence is the resignation inculcated
by the religion of the peoplo; the
very small portion of meat in and
the total absence nf alcohol from
tlieir diet, and, in general, their regular, abstemious, out-of-door life.
• Thero seems to bo little respect
for wills among the Now York
courts. Following upon the decision
wliich upset the will of Samuel J,
Tilden, which decision on a refined
technicality robbed Now York cf a
four million dollar publio library,
now comes the court of appeal antl
decides that a hoy who killed a man
who had bequeathed to him his property, cannot take tho property so
willed to him, on the ground that a
prospective beneficiary under a will
cannot acquire property bequeathed
if by a criminal act he perfects his
title to the proporty described in
the testament. The New York
Press declares that this is neither
equity, common sense nor law, but
probably the judgment of the court
will prevail.
The ancient copper mines on Lake
Superior are stated by Prof. Newberry to have been abandoned not
less thai) 400 years ago, as is proven
by the growth of forest trees over
tho rubbish heaps; and the old mica
mines of North Carolina and the
serpentine quarries of the Alleg-
hunies show like evidences of antiquity. The oil-fields, also, seem
to have been worked in pre-Columbian days. Remains of an ancient
oil well were found at Titusville,
Pa., in I860, and traces of a similar
woll were observed at Enniskillen,
Canada; while depressions seemingly
marking old pits have been noticed
at various places. Ruins of an ancient lead mine exist near Lexington, Ky., and galena has boen found
in the old works in Ohio.
On the 22nd ult. the first sod was
formally turned on tho route of tlio
great Nicaragua canal, which is to
connect tho Atlantic with the Pacific
ocoan. The work of construction
was actually begun in June last,
but tho formal ceremony was delayed
in order that tho misunderstanding
betweon Nicaragua nnd the neighboring ropublic of Costa Kica might be
first settled. It is expected that
the work will occupy fivo years, and
tho tot.-.! cost is estimated at .$65,-
000,000. This is in striking contrast with tho Panama undertaking,
upon which §250,000,000 has boon
spent and obligations exceeding
•5400,000,000 incurred whon it wns
abandoned. Tho United States,
and not France, is to havo tho honor of creating a pathway from
ocean to ocean,
EATEN BY SHAEKS.
Van Tassel, the Balloonist, Drops
with His Parachute into the
Jaws of Death.
Brazil's Recent Great Coup is Agitating France and Other European Countries.
Dr. Peters, Reported to have been
Murdered in Africa, is now Reported Safe.
FOOD FOE SHAEKS.
San Fbanoisco, Nov. 23.—By tho
steamer Zealandia, which arrived from
Honolulu this afternoon, it is learned
that Van Tassel, the ballonist, dropped
from his baloon with his parachute on
November lllth, anil fell into the ocenn
about two miles from shore. He haa not
been seen sinco and is supposed to have
been eaten by sharks.
GERMANY LAND-GRABBING.
San Fiiancitco, Nov. SI!.—Advices
from Sydney by the steamer Zculundiu,
to-day, stuto that the Gorman warship
"Alexanilriua," which arrived there en
the 2nd inst., reports tliat slio hoisted
the German flagon Isabel island, ono of
the Solomon group, also at Howes group.
The village of Lugiiileman was burned
in revenge for tho murder of two Germans. Isabel island is 120 milos
long, witli an average breadth of twenty
miles, and contains valuable timber
forests. The Howes group is composed
of thirty small islets thickly wooded and
liaving numerous reefs.
SHOULD SWING   FOR   IT.
London', Nov. 23.—A numbor of contractors who -iub let their contracts to
small builders after having received over
two millions sterling for school edifices,
uiul pocketing the difference, are do-
nounci'il liy tho papers hero, which dc-
liiiinil their arrest. The result is that
some now schools are already in such a
ruinous oondition as in be unsafe for use.
One contractor, who drew over £300,-
000, used half-burned brick anil powder
mortal".
GONE TO Tilt; WALL.
New Yoiik,Nov. 23,—Lajigor& Wells,
dealers in mild coflees, nls Front street,
have asked an extension of time frotn
their creditors. Thoy propose to settle
in six, twelve and eighteen months and
offer as security the patents of tho
Anchor Barrel Manufacturing company,
of Detroit. The linn's embarrassment is
attributed to investments iu the Barrel
company's business, whioh promises well,
but is slow. A tight money market also
contributed to the result. The liabilities
are about $300,000 and the assets small.
The firm is an old ono and enjoyed a
high reputation, and creditors aro inclined to accept its terms. The firm
deals mostly in Java cofl'eo and is not
hurt by  the advance in Brazilian cufl'ee.
Dit. l'ETERS AND l'AUTV SAFE.
Berlin, Nov. 23.—The Emin Pasha
relief committee has received a cablegram from the Hamburg oompany at
Zanzibar, wliich states that Lieut.
Borchert, uno nf the commanders of
the socond column nf Dr. Peters' ex
pediliiui, reports from Ltikomuu that
Somalia dispersed mi English expedition, ii"t the expedition under tliu
command uf Dr. Peters. Lieut.
Biircliei't further says tliat Dr. Peters
and parly are Hiifu ami well and have
established a fortified station at the
font nf Muunt Kciiia.
ROl'OH AND RKAIIV  Jl'STICK.
Washington, I). C, Nuv. 23.—A
special from Peiursbiirg, Va., Star'
says: Bland, ihe negro who commit*
ted an as«auit un tlie daughter "f U.
S. inspector of timber in Alaska, at
Disputant, hear here, ivs taken from
tho Prince lluorgi* couiuy jail at onu
o'olock this morning mid hanged toutree
76yards from the jail; the body was
riddled with bullies.
A LYING RUMOR DENIED.
Havana, Nuv. 23.— Surprise nnd
excitement were caused here yesterday by inquiries received by cable as
to the truth of rumor* prevailing of u
revolution on this inland. Yuur correspondent deems it best to reiterate
tne statement made in bis despatch nf
last night that these reports are false;
nor are there any indications whatever
to justify them. Tho islnnd was never
mere peaceful.
NO DEFENCE.
OmcAao, 111., Nov. 23.—At the
opening of court this morning in the
Oronin case, the defence had no witness present Thu court adjourned
till 10 a. in. Monday, when the judge
■aid, if no witnesses for tho defence
wero preaent, the state should begin
evidence in rebuttal.
A SAD  FINALE.
San   Francisco, Nov. 23.—Daniel
B. Shaw, clerk in the tax collector's
office, ended years of aulforing from
asthma this morning by blowing out
his bruins with a pistol. Hn was 38
years of age, and loaves n wifo and
child.
THE MANCHESTER 1IANIUCA1'.
London, Nov, 23.—Tho Manchester
handicap was won to-day l>y Fellow-
chat; Conservator second, Phil third.
HANDLES TO THEIR NAMES.
New York, Nov. 23.—Among the
prominent paasongors sailing for Europo this murning wero Sir Biichu Cu-
nard, Capt. L. A. Beaumont, R. N.
and Miss Beaumont, Col. C. M. Daly,
Major F. McLaughlin, Admiral Sir
Robt Molyiieaux, on tho Umbria.
Capt. Matthew Bylcs, Commander of
the Britisli man-of-war Buzzard; Hon,
C. L. Garland, M. P. on tho Fulda;
Count and Countess D'Arraon, Capt.
Francis l'cllisz ou the Gasoeguo.
THE NEW REI'OIILIO QUIET.
London, Nov, 23.—Tlio Brozilian
securities on ttie stock exchange aro
improving, with the indications thnt
all is well in the republic; confidence
hero is almoat completely restored.
Tho reports of a revolution in Cuba
were sneer inventions which found
easy circulation in Brazil.
ANOTHER LUCKY YANKEH.
London, Nov. 23. — Lord Fitz-
tnaurice sun of Lord Laiisdowne, was
to-dny married to C'arolino Fitzgorald,
of Litchfield, Conn. The ceremony
took place in St. Peter's church, Eaton
Square, and was attended by a distinguished and fashionable ttBBembly, including many Americans. The bride
was dressed in white satin ami wore
only a sinide jewel diamond aigrette.
Breakfaai took placo in the Fitzmau-
rice mansion at Rutland Gate. Tho
happy pair will go to Bowood, the
country residence of the Marquis uf
Lansdowne, for their honeymoon.
MONABOIIISM VS.  EEPUBLICANISM.
London, Nov. 25.—Deputy Hubbard,
of the French chamber of deputies, has
announced his intention of questioning the
government on Monday as to whether
the French ropublic proposes to recognize
tho republic of Brazil. Tho general impression is that tho reply will be to the
eeffot that tho precedent forbHs any recognition of a provisional government,
but as soon as the constituent assembly,
which is to be called by the provisional
government, has announced a definite
form of government on the authority of
tho people of tho country, Franco will
hasten to reoognizo the sister republic.
It is likely that this attitude will fail to
satisfy the more radical members of the
chamber, and that thoy will insist upon
some immediate action being taken to
show that Franca prefers a republican, to
nny other f onn of goyornment in Brazil.
There is a general feeling manifested
among Republicans and Radicals throughout Europe that danger exiBts of a reaction towards iiionarchisin in Brazil, and
thatsuch governments of Enropeasaroof
a popular type should give countenance
so far as possible to the revolutionists at
llio ilo Janeiro. This is considered appropriate also as a legitimate offset to the
secret, lint nevertheless undoubted,
efforts of monarchists throughout Europe
to create a sentiment and if possible
ellect tangible aid for their representative
who has boon dismissed from servico iu
South America, Itis opeuly asserted, in
Paris that the Pope is also intriguing in
favor of this movement, to bring about
the restoration of the Bourbon dynasty
in Brazil. It is not considered possible
or advisable to seek the replacement of
Dom Pedro, himself, but it is hoped that
circumstances will arrive which will make
it possiblo to secure the throne for his
grandson, who has some popular qualities
and would probably receive the warm
allegiance of many Brazilians, who would
prefer empire to republic provided the
former were administered iu a little more
progressive fashion than was possible in
tho latter years of Uotn .Pedro's reign,
hampered as it was liy bigotry and the
ultra-conservatism ef Princess lstibelle
and her adherents. French and Spanish
republicans aro anxious to prevent any
step being taken to further this scheme,
and they lire endeavoring to secure action
by their governments similar to the little
Swiss confederation, which has not hesitated to instruct its representative iu
Brazil to recognize the provisional government as a legitimate successor of the
empire.
DB. 1'F.TERS SAFE.
Berlin, Nov. 25. —Tlie German consul
at Zanzibar confirms the report of the
safety of Dr. Pctors.
A PABEIOIDE SUICIDES.
Butte, Mont., Nov. 25.—At Anaconda
this morning J. F. Holditz wus shot aud
killed by his son, whoafterwarilsiaiicided.
Temporary insanity is supposed to have
boen tho cause, induced by despondency,
owing to depression in business.
WORSE THAN   BRAHMINS,
London, Nov. 25.—The steamer
Etruria, whieh was to have sailed from
Liverpool to New York yesterday, was
delayed hy a dispute among the firemen's
union men; they refused to sail with
non-union men, The union men were
sentenced to ono day's imprisonment for
causing the disturbance. The Etruria is
unable to sail to-day on account of the
fog.
MOUSSA  lieV ON  TRIAL.
Cunstantixoi'I.e, Nov. 25.—Tho trial
of Moussa Bey, the Kurdish chief accused
of maltreating the Christian population,
is in progress. The proceedings arc public and the specific charges against
Moussa aro niurder, arson and pillage.
AT BUSINESS ALREADY.
Rio de Janeiro, Nov. 25.—The elections of members  of the constitutional
assembly will take placo next Monday.
fatal fire.
Blackfoot, Idaho, Nov. 25. -The
Territorial asylum was destroyed by fire
this morning; the fire was caused by a
defective Hue. Fifty-Boven out of the
sixty-livo inmates were rescued. Two-
women, and two men aro known to have
perished and four pcrsoiisare yet missing,
supposedly burned, The building was
partially and tho contents totally destroyed,   Loss, $300,000.
strange accident.
Peovidence,R. I., Nov. 25—Wellington Hart, of North Smithville, and J. A,
Smith, of Mcheggan, well-known farmers, eaoh over U0 years, started to drive
homo from Wooiisocket about nightfall
on Saturday, in Smith's wagon, aftor
spending the day in town. A barway
leading from the road at the turn was
open. The hotso had evidently entered,
and without tho knowledge uf tho men.
Yostenlay tlio horse was seen in a smalt
pond near tho North Sir.ithfield line, the
wagon capsized, with the two old mon
drowned beneath it.    •
HAVE NO USI! FOB   LOAFERS.
London, Nov. 20.—The Prusaian
authorities have refused permission to
the Kedeuiptionist Brothers to settle
nt Boppurd and establish a seat of the
order there.
A GOOD MOVE.
London, Nor. 25.—lt is stated that
the Anglo*American Cable Cui|ip.*liy is
seekinu to estalibsh direct connection
with Nuw York and thai llm officials
of tho company are now in that city
making the necessary arrangements.
OVER-AWED BY THE MILITARY.
London, Nov. 25.—Reports from
the districts in Ireland where it was
feared disturbances might occur today, show that everything was peaceful. The police and troops wero visi-
blo in such force us to overawe the
people, assuming thut any intention to
commit lawless acts existed.
THE LONDON   SCANDAL.
London, Nov. 25.—Tho libol caso
of Lord Euston against Editor Parke,
of the North London Press, fur using
Euston's name in connection with tho
wost end club scandal, eamo up in
court this morning. Tho evidence wns
not prepared. Tho hearing was adjourned until tu-morruw. Mr, Parko
was remanded, but was admitted to
bail in £100, VOLUME 34.
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, NOVEMBER 27, 1889.
NO. 48.
weekly British Columbian ,
Wednesday Horning, Nov. 21, msn.
(From Daily Columbian, Nov. 25.)
The barque Ullock has about  150,
000 feet of her cargo aboard.
This morning's tide was "ne of the
highest experienced fur some time past.
A very heavy consignment of game
was brought to market this morning.
Prices are low, fine mallards being
only 50c. a pair.
The steamer Rainbow arrived this
afternoon from Nanaimo with a heavy
general cargo and a number of passengers. Some of her cargo was put off
at, Mather and Milligan's new wharf.
The meeting at the Y.M.C A. romna
yesterdny afternoon was the largest in
the history of that institution, and this
in Bpite of tho bad weather. The service was conducted by Mr. Cuiilow in
an able and interesting manner.
The Yosemito went up to tho Bon
Accord cannery this morning and gut
3205 oases of salmon. Sho ulsu tuok
2795 cases from the C. P. N. docks,
making in all G000 cases, and a load uf
baled liay, and left fnr Victoria to-day.
Great improvements are being made
to ihe lower end of Provost st. and
adjoining thoroughfares. Tho level of
theso streets is beiug raised about five
feet, sawdust and slabs being used. A
very substantial job is heing made of
it and the improvement was badly
needed.
The steamer Rainbow, owing, it is
leported, to stress of woather in the
gulf, did not arrive yesterday as usual.
Sho arrived to day about the samo
fine as tbe steamer Louise. A honvy
sea is said lobs running in the gulf,
tho result, most likely, uf the lato
strong winds.
The 300 yards of the poniieiitiary
wall, blown down during the mile lait
Sunday week, has bum almost entirely
rebuilt, and a couple more days will
.-ee tbe grounds enclosed a- securely as
before the Btnrin. The now wall is
:bcing built iu a much moro substantial
<manner than the uid-one.
The Irving arrived yesterday wilh
'ii assorted cargo comprising the ful
lowing;—500 bales hay, 45 rucks pease,
1411 sucks potatoes, 7 sacks wheat 4(i
lama apples, 10 b 'Xes poultry, a miscellaneous assortment of other farm
produce and a number uf pissongers.
:Sho left this morning for Ohilliwack
with a largo freight and a number bf
passengers.
The "Happy Laud" at last! When
the governor-general of Canada visited
Vancuuver, ou the Paciiic coast, reoently, tho bunting displayed bore the
motto, "Happy people, without a
grievance." How one longs to fly uu
the wiuga of a dnvo to Vancouver,
away from lioine rulers, muzzled dogs,
London fogs, and other scourges uf an
effete civilization.—Times & Echo,
London, Eng
The sieamer Louise arrived tliis af-
teriioim from Viotoria with a cargo of
about 40 tolls uf freight, and the following passengers: Mrs. Helber und
son, Mrs. Hinchcliffu, A. R. Beggs,
H. Norris, VV. Radford, J. T. Fee,
W. E. Curtis, W. K. Morrison, W,
Whitney, 0. Sexsuiiih, W. H. Lon,
don, A. Blair, T. D. Lindany, A. G,
Gerard, J. Conuter. H. T. Morris, F,
lluiohenbttch. H. Wilcox, J. Yoomans.
The Bteamer Princess Louise left for
Viotoria this afternoon wiih 95 hugs
and 45 head of cattle and a large num
ber of passengers, the Victoria football team among the latter. One uf
the caltlo, a littlo red cow, made
things lively for a whilo botwoun decks,
and several of the crew only saved
themselves from her vicious charges
bv n judicious exhibition of agility in
jumping in or ,i pilo uf planks. The
cow made an effort tn jump overboard,
but could not effect the same.
A splendid Sewsteamer.
The O. R. & N. Uu. has let a contract to the Willamette Iron Works to
build the machinery for a boat to run
on Puget Sound in connection with the
Olympian in the place ef the lost Alaskan. The boat is to be a propeller
about the same length as the Potter, Buy
246 feet, and a little wider. She will
be furnished with triple expansion
engines and will be first class in every
respect, with ample passenger accommodations, elegantly furnished, lighted
by electricity. Her capacity will be
300 passengers and she will run twenty
miles per hour, and will ma'ke the trip
frum Tacoma to Victoria, including
stoppages at Seattle and Port Towns-
end, in seven hours. She is tn be
completed early next summer. Tho
now boat and tlie Olympian will give
the public splendid servico between
Tacoma and Victoria and tho time
made will bo the fastest ever known
on the route.
 *^-_	
A Chronic lllalurlier vt Hie Peace.
Last night nt the Salvation Army
hall, on Douglas street, a man named
Tim'-K-wnoy, who is in the habit of
going around there and amusing him-
sulf by disturbing the meeting whan
hu is drunk, made things quito lively
and a triflo profane around that section. The police were sent for and
oflicers Smith and Dominy quickly arrived on the scone. Rooney offered n
Btubborn resistance when being conducted from the hall and hung on like
grim death to chairs, forms and anything else thai offered a hold. Officer
Smith flung him from the top of the
stairs fo tlio bottom in rather a summary manner, antl shook all tho fight
uut uf him in about live seconds. He
bad not much to say for himself on
the sidewalk, imd was quite civil to
the iifficcrs. Mr. Flux, it prominent
army official, was at the head of the
stairs watching tho ruction between
Roonoy and tho ofiicors when somebody gave him a clout on tho sido of
the head that could bo heard all over
the hall, and made his teeth chatter
like castenots. It is likely that an ill-
formation will bo laid against Rooney
by the army, as thoy aro determined
to stop this nuisance.
Heaps or Potntnt'.
Mr. A. M. Nelson has chartered the
str. Dunsmuir to carry 1000 sacks uf
potatoes from Lulu Island io Vancouv
er, from whence they will bo reahipped
tu California, Oregon and Washington
From the looks uf things it seems as if
British Culumhia will soon bu rid of
'"murphies," and tho prediction is already ventured that before spring we
will bu iuipui ting fur home use. The
apple crop is nlso leaving this district,
very rapidly, one shipment to-day
reaching no Icbb than 175 b xes.
Holy Trinity chili.
At tho last meeting of Huly Trinity
club the following gentlemen wore re-
ported as olected officers uf the club
President, Bishop Sillitoe; vice-presi*
dents, Hov. 0. Croucher, H. Fioiines-
Clinton and A. Charleson; treasurer,
Rev. H. Irwin; secretary, J. Polly;
cummittee, Messrs. Wulknr, Schetky,
CruBs, Freeman und J. E Phillips.
The meeting discussed uud agreed to
the constitution, and it was in-ranged
that a committee uf membors should
meet to night at Cross Sr, Poingdeatie'B
tn frame by-laws tu bo submitted nt
tho general meeting on the first Friday
iu Decombor
mils IH'tliin.t* iniiic Police,
For suiiie time past the neighborhood
of Plumper's Pass has been terrorized
by a rough named lko Tod, who recently committed a brutal assault on tho
lighthouse keeper. Officer Miller went
up to arrest him on Wednesday, but
Tod heard uf hiB purpose and has made
himself scarco after writing a letter of
defiance to him in whioh he says that
ho knows the polico want him but thoy
wont get him till "he's good and ready.
The probability is that ho will discover
his mistake bofore many days, Ho is
said tu be a great, brutal giant, over 6
feet 3 inches in hoight.—GYifotiiaf.
Job printing of all kinds neatly done
at tho Columbian offloe, Prices will to
fouud as low as at ouv othor ollioe in
the provlnoe —_4i.ii
Children Cryfor
Personal.
Jus. Orr, M.P.P., is in the city.
A. W. Lundbom is at the Colonial.
Hev. H. Irwin left for Victoria today.
E. Hicks, one of Surrey's prominent
farmers, wasiii the city tieday and
gave us a call.
Police Court.
(Before!', c. Atkinson,!'. M.)
Ed. Scalen, held on a charge uf feloniously entering a dwelling houso
after dark with intent to purloin
goods therein, and remanded from the
22(1 inst., was befure the cuurt this
morning. Tho chief of police, who
prosecuted, suid the evidenco adduced
un the 22d, amply boro out the charge
against the prisoner, and ho asked that
the prisoner bu scut up for trial. His
lionor tuok the same viow of the case,
and said that there was plenty of evidence on which to send prisoner up,
Tho offence was a most serious ono,
and altogether too frequent around the
city, therefore he would send the prisoner up for trial. The three witnesses
in tho case woro bound over in $250
bonds each, to appear at the trial.
James Riley, the man who was cap-
lured with Scalcn, had a charge of
vagrancy preferred against him by the
chief nf police. Riley Baid he had
come from Tacoma to Fairhaven to
work fur Nelson Bennett in laying the
track on tho Westminster Southern,
but the force at work was so large that
he could obtain uo work, and bo came
on hero mid hud been about a week in
town. His honor remanded Riley for
sentence until to-morrow, and the
prisoner was supplied with a discreet
hint to make himself scarco er get to
work.
One of tho Salvation Army officers
laid an information against Rummy,
the iiuiti who disturbed tho religiuus
meeting at tho Salvation Army hall
lust night. The case will bo tried tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.
VICTORIAJ.EWS.
A Terrific lluli* Sweeps Ovor the Alralta
nrPlicn anil linen Much BAllinge.—Tin*
islander's Accident.
Bpeelal tolhoColumbian.
Victoria, Nov. 25.—All Sunday
and Sunday night the fiercest galo
swept the oily that hns been experienced hore for a long time. So far the
only damage roported is In telephone
and telegraph wires, which are badly
disordered. In the straits of Fuca the
sea was abnormally high. Along Beacon Hill and along the road down towards Clover Point the sight was grand.
Immense waves lashed into fury
'by Iho galo went right uvortho high bluff
and over the road making it su dangerous that people were afraid to pass.
Great lugs oil tho beach slued completely on end at tho foot of the bluff. Tf
any vessel has been unfortunate
ouuiigh fo get into this fierce surf further up tho coast she would stand a
.poor chance. This morning tho rain
fell in torrents until fl o'clock, when it
cleared up.
The Islander yestorday got a hawser
twisted around lier prupoller and had
to abandon her regular crip. The Yosemite tuok her passengers and mails.
Tho dumping wharf at Koss Bay
was almost completely domulishod by
the Btorin. Immeiiso quantities of drift
wood nre strewn along the beach.
Tho Toronto lacrosse club hold a
must successful smoking concert lust
evening,says nlato Toronto despatch.
Mayor Clurko was there and delivered
an interesting address.
Pitcher's Castoria.
{From Daily Columbian, Nov. 26s)
The Dunsmuir urrbed with coal
from Nanaimo this afternoon.
Tlie barque Ullook had got 180,000
feet of her cargo aboard last night.
The steamer Irving left for Ohilliwack this morning with passengers and
cargo.
The Idaho brought in about 200 barrels of Portland cement for parties in
the oity. *
The steamer Rainbow left for Nanaimo this morning with freight and
passengers.
The steamer Fairy Queen went
down to the North Arm to-day with
freight and a few passengers.
Tho Gladys arrived from up river
ports this afternoon with a cargo of
farm produce and a number of passengers.
Tho 3teamor Belle is on the ways
below the Koy.il City Mills. Work on
her repairs and improvement will be
begun at once.
The young peoplo of the Methodist
church have put up two handsome
gas lamps at the entrance to the church
on Mary streot.
The steamer Idaho arrived last night
with over 100 tuns of freight for consignees in the city. She cleared this
morning for Portland, Oregon.
It is reported, says the Colonist, that
H. M. S, Champion will shortly cruise
to Soattle and the Acorn will go to
New Westminster for surveying purposes.
It is something like "sending coals
to Newcastle" to send fish of any kind
to British Columbia, but Mr. W.
Vianen is importing oystors on ioe
from Montreal direct.
Tho book-keeping class atthe Y. M.
C. A. last night was woll attended.
Mr. Ross is a successful teacher and
hold his students' attention uninterruptedly for two hours.
The St. Andrew's dinner arrangements are about completed and a large
number of porsons are expected to participate. A programme, surpassed in
excellence only by the menu, has beon
drawn up.
The str. Maud will take 600 or 700
bales of hay and abuut 100 sacks of
potatoes round to Vancouver in a day
or two. Tho main part of the produce
lies on the C. P. N. dock and camo
from up the river.
Tlio Y. M. C. A. aro determined not
to be beaten. The gymnastic class
giveB another exhibition on December
Ilth to exceed anything in that line
ever given beforo. An attractive
programme ia being prepared.
County Court Judgo Spinks was
duly sworn in at Kamloops Saturday
by Mr. Justice Walkem of tho supreme
court. The new judge left Kamloops
yesterday fur Nicola, whore he presides
at the county court held there to-day,
Miss Lila A, Moore, the celebrated
I. O. G. T. temperance lecturor, was
in the city yesterday and went up to
Ohilliwack this morning. She intends
to lecture in this city next week; definite announcements will be made in a
day or two.
The Sea Island bridges are finiehod
nnd tho carpentera have left the work.
It was reported that tho government
has accepted and passed the structures,
the bridges have not yot been thrown
open to traffic, but will bc in a day or
two, it is expected.
Mr. W. Vianen waBfortunats enoi _
tu* capture a fine fully-developed,
speckled owl tho other day. The bird
is kept ou the promises tied round the
necii with a hawser; it slaughtered two
ruts lust night in a style to excite the
envy of tho liveliest riit terrier.
The Ross-McLaren Mills Co. are
laying in their winter supply of flour;
350 sucks of that commodity lio awaiting transhipment to tho mills, at
Wise's wliarf. A largo quantity of
feed for tho Pattorsotis' logging camp
and tho horses nt the mills will also be
sont up with tho flour.
The cross-walks on Coluipbiu street
are in a semi-submerged condition, and
one might almost ub well pocket
scruples and take to tho honest road
way with its scarcely deeper mud. The
public aio undor the iinpreaaion thnt
thoro are scavengers in the city. Perhaps the impression is erroneous.
Last night in the council a man, sitting in the auditorium and evidently
under tho influence of stimulants, be
gan to be impertinent by making re
marks during the debate. His worship
the mayor lold tho intruder that if he
did not deBist nt onco ho would havo
him bundled out; this had tho desired
salutary effect.
The receipts of polls and furs are
becoming heavier overy day. Vianen
has Borne fine bear, beaver, mink,
'coon, badger, sonl and fox skins in
market, and a curiosity in Iho shapo
uf a "tidier" skin which hangs
among tlio other pelts. This
animal used to abound in British Columbia, but haa become almost as
scarco ns the wolverine in Michigan.
The fur Is a rioh dark brown and ia
very valuable.
The Roynl Cily Planing Mills Co,
have shipped to-day per C. P. it. two
car-louds of dressed lumbor for the
Culumbia Itiver Transportation Co. at
Arrow Lake. That company intonds
building a Bteamer tn ply on tho Culumbia river uud this lumber will be
UBud in construction. Mr. Watson the
shipbuilder has been superintending
the mouldings and will put tho steamer
together. Throo more car-loads are
being shipped to the samo dost illation.
Opposite the Baptist church on
Agnes street there is a little ravino
ovor which the road bed runs, stopping
it up oxcopt for a Btiiull drain. The
Into heavy rains have filled tho apace
on tho north of the atreet and tlio
water is pouring intu ir, rapidly. The
drain has boon stopped and there being
no outlet, lho water is rising, and if
tho nun keeps on may reach tlio level
of the road. At any rato it will holp
to mako that part of the street nag by I
the percolation of the water through |
tho bliss uf the mad. I
Assignment or lhe Queen's llulil.
By a notice elsewhere it will be seen
that the Queen's hotel management in
this city have made an assignment for
tbe benefit of their creditors. We understand that this step is not necessitated by a lack of business, as the
new hotel has been well patronized
since it opened, but uu account of the
insistence of a creditor. No suspension, we are informed, will occur in
the business of the Oueen's, but it will
continuo to be run as usual, by the
assignees.
Not ltcspunallile for the Show.
lt has been falsely insinuated that
Mr. Cunningham or his friends were
responsible for the clown procession on
horseback yesterday. It is generally
known that the procession was tho
work of a bitter personal enemy of
Mr. Corbould, who did it un his own
responsibility. That Mr. Cunningham did not approve of the demonstration iB evidenced by tho fact, Chief
of Police Pearce informs us, that Mr.
Cunningham instructed him to stop
the procession, when he became aware
nf it, which waB dono.
Oyster* nt Ihe Club.
Last night after the adjournment of
the city council Aid. Cunningham invited all the councillors present and
the reporters to partake of an oyster
supper with him at the Club restaurant.
The invitation was accepted on the
spot, and the whole crowd adjourned
to the above named inn and made
merry iii an informal way over the
delicious bivalves. Aid. Cunningham
received unlimited congratulations on
all hands and had a busy time shaking
hands with his well-wishers. The
supper party adjourned a little beforo
midnight.
Where llie Rlonc.lWcnt.
Tho city to-day wns quiet enough for
the most sober taste. It was the calm
after tho tempest of yesterday. Some
citizens wore thunder-cloudB un their
brows and thoir hands deep down in
their pockets looking for that "wad"
that "went" in the bet, and it wna not
there; hence tho thunder on the brow
and lips. Others, again, seemed to
havo some difficulty in holding them
selves down to the every dny side walk
instead of treading the clouds. They
could have supplied some valuable in
formation ns to the whereabouts of tho
missing "wad," but not they.
The Cow nnd lhe Potatoes.
The remarks mnde ut the council
board last uight anent the cow nuisance
shows that this phase of Westminster's
civilization is rapidly reaching a cli
max. The latest freak on the part of
the cows is tho depredation committed
by a small but determined Jersey cow,
This interesting animal deliberately
broko into a cellar and attacked a sack
of potatoes. The sack alono was left
and thecow walked off with the pota toes,
The owner of the "spuds," of course,
will receive no payment for the vege
tables and the cow and the owner are
just so much ahead. It is a losing
gamo for those who do not own cons.
Someone has humorously suggested
that overyone arm himself and family
with a cow for their own protection
The ftccund Lecture.
The second lecturo in the series of
interesting discourses being delivered
by Senator Mclnnes was given in the
old Presbyterian church last night,
beginning at 8:30 o'olock. Notwithstanding it being the eve of au exciting election day, the building was
filled, and the audience were charmed
and edified by u graphic and instruc
tire description of the principal features, ancient and modem, of uid
Romo and beautiful Venice. The
sonator will conclude his interesting
talks mi his travels next Monday night
wilh a discourse ou the British Isles,
principally, and a comparison of Great
Britain and other European countries
with this produce, in various respects.
ThiB sliuuld bc the most practically interesting lecturo of the whole.
 • -•»►-♦	
Katie Puluam Co.
Tho management of tho opera liouse
are to bo congratulated on again sociir*
ing the engagement uf the renowned
actress, Miss Katie Putnam, and her
superb company, who have just returned from a most successful tour of
Australia. Misa Putnam will present
for the first time in Westminator hor
popular, now nnd original play "Guy
Howard," which hns met with crowded
houaos wherever presented. Miss
Putnam appeared ill tho opera houso
here about a year ago, nt which time
was presented "Lena the Madcap"
and "Dad's Girl," which drew crowded
houses each night. In order to secure
to thia city tho presentation nf the
above grand and now play Mr. Herring had to guarantee the company a
largo sum in utdei to induce them to
appear here again, and wo have no
doubt the citizens will appreciate Mr.
Herring's enterprise and give MiBs
Putnam a bumper liouse.
A llnppy Event.
At Holy Trinity church this morning nt fl o'clock, tho marriago of Mr.
Frederick R, Glovor and Miss Ada
Ellard was Bolomniaed by Bishop Sillitoe, assisted by Rov. Mr. Croucher.
The church was'woll filled by frionds
oftho brido and groom and tho affair
passed off very quietly. Mr. .Jas. Ellard gave away tho brido. Misa Nellie Cnimbio, of Vanoouvor, and Miss
Ellard, sister of tlio bride, acted ns
bridesmaids, and Mr. R. \V. Armstrong was best man. Tho bride was
dressed iu a steel gray dress with bonnet
to match. Ou the conclusion of tho
ceremony tho happy couple roceived
lho congratulations of a numerous
liusl of friends   They left very shortly
afterwards for Victoria, where the
honeymoon will be spent. Mr. Glover has occupied the important position
of city editor on this journal for the
last two years and more. How ably
he has fulfilled his duties tbe public
will not need to be informed. The
proprietors of The Colombian and the
entire staff join with their other numerous friends in wishing Mr. Glover
and his young and amiable bride all
the happinesB that wedded bliBB can
afford to the end of the chapter.
A Blot on the 'Scutcheon.
The well merited strictures passed
laet night in the council chamber upon the shocking condition into which
some of the wharves along Front st.
have been allowed to degenerate are
simply the echo of mild remonstrances
again and again iterated in these columns. The state of thoso so-called
"wharves" is simply shameful, and a
crying disgrace to this city, aa is freely
admitted on all hands. It is another
instance of good nature being imposed
upun. These wharves were put up
sud used for a time, and the owners
having uo use for them after that time,
they were allowed to gradually
crumble to decay and fall in
ruined heaps along one of our
buaiost thoroughfares. As relics
of a fur distant age of antiquity they
might doubtless afford tho antiquarian
searcher unlimited enjoyment, but
whore they are at present they are not
only au offence to good taste and au
unmitigated eyesore, but nuisances in
the worst sense. Action of a veiy decided kind, however, is about to be
taken and it is perhaps not too much
to expoct that those unsightly frsg-
meuts of neglect and decay may be replaced by fine new wharves and warehouses. It wns a pity they could not
havo been ctvered up in some way
when Lord Stanley waa here, but, after all, he would have "got on" to
them going up the river on the Samson,
bo they were perhaps just  as well   as
they were,
 +.	
Hill Iic n Fine Concert.
The names uf almost every UrBt class
singer in the city is down on the pro
gramme fur the great Scotcli concert
to-morrow uight.
The promoters of the entertainment
are justified in anticipating one of the
most recherche musical events of the
season; and from a desultory skimming
of public opinion there will bo no
chance to grumble un account of the
paucity of numbers of those attending.
The object for which this fine enter-
tainmeut has been put forward is highly meritorious and deserves generous
patronage. The concert, however,
will rest solely on its own merits, and,
considering' the talent engaged, these
will be great. The programme is ns
follows:
TAHT   I.
Piano duet — "Jesaio'B Dream"—
Mrs. Trew and Mrs. Cunningham.
Trio-"NeidNoddin."
Violin — "Heather Wreath"—-Miss
Connon.
Song—"Yesterday, To-dny and Forever"—Mr. Hnmber.
Sung—"Buiinie Bessie the Flower
o' Dundee"—Miss McBrido.
Piano—"Scotch Airs"—Miss Peters,
Song—"WhontlieKyo Come Hame"
—Mr. Anderson.
Duct—"Wort Thou in Ihe Cauld
Blast?"—Miss Clark and Mr. Lyal.
I'ART II.
Violin—"Heather Wreath"—Miss
Connon.
Song—"Robin Adair"—Mra. Moresby.
Song—"The Emigrant's Farewell"—
Mr. Gibson.
Piano- -' 'Balmoral"—Mrs.  Trew.
Rending—"Jessie ef Lucknow"—
Mns McXab.
Song—"The Laird o' Cockpen"—
Mr. Keary, ,
Song—"Auld Robin Gray"—Mrs.
Lyal.
Song—"John Crumlie"—Mr. Lyal.
"Auld Lang Syne."
Personal.
A. Kilgour, of Sen Island, was in
town to-day.
Misa McNair, of Hamilton, Ont.,
reached this oity yestorday, and ia the
guest of Mrs. ,J. H. White.
N. A. Wliite accompanied by Mrs
J. H. White and children, arrived by
Pacific express yesterday from On
tnrio, whero they have been visiting
for several montha.
We nro sorry to hoar that Aid. McPhaden ia confined to the houao by
serious illness. Quinsy is the nnturo
of the complaint and Mr. McPhaden
hns it in very bnd form.
POLICE COURT,
(Before T. C. Atkinson, V. M.)
Frank Templeton; charged with
being drunk and incapable made no
appearance and forfoited his fivo dollar bail.
J. W. Rooney, on a charge of disturbing a religious meoting in the Sal-
uatiun Ai'lny hall Sunday night, did
not appear to answer tha charge, A
summons had been served upon him
yestorday antl on request of the chief
of police a bench warrant was issued for
his arrest. Rooney is cu the black
books of the court and ought to have
been arrested Sunday night. His
Worship Mayor Townaond occupied a
seat on tho bonch this morning on tho
Rooney case.
Largo amounts of ooal have just
beon proved at North Sydney, C. B.,
and will soon be doveloped nud operated by au English compnny organized
for tho purpose. Mr. Green, a well
known mining expert, claims (horo are
19,000,000 tons of coal ill the scam in
North Sydney that he has already
proven and lie has taken up large areas
for his company abutting on the proporty of the gonorai mining association.
CORRESPONDENCE.
Correction of an Election statement.
Editor Columbian—Sirs—I wish to
set myself right before the electors with
respect to Mr. Curtis' statement reported
aa follows in your issue of Monday morning; "Again, had not Mr. Cunningham
spent more than two weeks of his valuable time in Victoria, working night and
day for New Westminster, and what wat
his bill for that time spent and labor
undergone? sixty dollars; and Mr, Corbould's bill oo the same occasion was
one thousand two hundred dollars."
The detailed account rendered to the
council shows that our charge for this-
service was §250. Mr. Cunningham, of
course, would not charge for anything,
but expenses, and as I certainly should
bo allowed ns much under that head, my
actual charge for professional aervices on
this mission, which, in Mr. Curtis' own
worda, compelled me to spend more than
two weeka of valuable time in Victoria,
was 8190, not exorbitant, I think every
fair man will admit.
I regret to bc compelled to add that
Alderman Curtis has had this information before him for months, and must
have known that his statement was altogether untrue.
Yours, kc.
Gordon E. Corbould.
The Fraaer Hirer Gold Gravels Syndicate,
limited.
Editor Columbian—Sir:--I notice a
paragraph in your issue of the 20th inst.,
under tlio head of "Gold dredging,"
which alludes to myself, also to our firm,
whose name yoa will note is not a dredging company, and that we aro not going
to dredge the river for gold. Indeed, Jt
believe an old established company already have tho sole right for doing so.
Our company is registered as "The
Frasor River Gold Gravels Syndicate,
Limited," and is capable ef drawing
from tho river and forcing a large quantity of water, suitable for hydraulicking
purposes, to work the extensive flat
known as Hill's 13ar flat.
Tho undertaking is under the direction
of Mr. J. H. Collins, F.G.S., of London,
who is a competent metallurgist and
mining expert, who is also consulting
manager of some of the largest mining
undertakings in the world.
Mr. William Tengue is the resident
superintendent, a man who is well
known in this part of the country; and
Mr. J.' W. Oliver is assistant manager
and engineer to the concern, sent out
from England.
Yours faithfully,
A Member of the Company.
Yale, B. C„ Nov. 22, 1889.
False Issues.
Editor Columbian— Sir:—There are
aomo people iii our city who -are bigoted
nnd uncharitable enough to attribute a
largo number of their misfortunes to the
influence of the Methodist church. I see
that Truth has become imbued with this
notion, for it consoles itself with the
belief that ono of the causes of Mr. Corbould's defeat was the "working of the
Methodist church." Well, there may be
a little ground for consolation in this
thought, but very littlo; for the bitterest
opposition Mr. Cunningham had to encounter was from some of Wesley's followers. But what about the "working"
of another church? Wero not nearly all
the members of the ecclesiastical organization to which Corn-bold belongs us a
unit in support of him?
I think it is one of tho most hopeful
signs, that, notwithstanding the indiscreet references to churches, by fanatics
and newspaper scribblers, the majority
of our citizens are liberal-minded enough
to support a man for the sake of the
cause which he represents, and not on
account of his religious convictions. Une
of the great lessons that yesterday's eon-
test teaches is, that the greater part of
our citizens are ready to vote for a candidate without considering whether he is
a Methodist or Episcopalian, a Presbyterian or a Catholic, a Baptist or a Ro-
fonncd churchman, or indeed whether
bo is a member of any church or not.
This is as it should bc, and long may
such aspirit or disposition exist among
the people of the royal city.
A Presbyterian.
Wholesale ciiy Markei
Beet,  por 100 lbs. live weight 3 I 0,t_. 1 no
Pork              "         7 OHM 7 60
Mutton          "         » un h «00
Potatoes,uew"        7,1 u 1 00
Cabbage        "         Sli to I 10
Onions          "         I uu ** I SO
Wheat           "         1 SU I** 0 no
Oats              '•         1 10 « 1 25
Peas              "         I 26 nl I 50
Hay,        per Ion    '.  lu III'in 14 00
Butler (rcfls) per it  25*« 80
Cheese,              "     14 (3 15
Eggs,      perdoz  85$ 40
Coriiwooil Iretalll per conl  S 50 ,i 1 OO
Apples, per box  80 f, 100
Hules(gr*n)per 100 lbs  4 hi*" <>oo
"    (dry)       "         S Him o 00
Wool, pcrlb  119! 11
BIRTH.
SKINNER.-At Boundary Bay, Nov. 24th,
the wife of \v. B. Sklnuor, 01 a daughter.
.IIAURIEIJ.
QLOV1SB — EltT.ABD, — At Holy Trinity
Oliuicb, New Westminster, ll. I'., nn
Tuesday; November ailli. 1880, by His
Lordship the Bishop of New Wi'slnil.i-
sier, ussfsteil by Rov, O, Croucher, Ada,
youngest daughter nf tho Into JalneB
Ellard, lo Frederick Robertson, i blest
surviving son of Wm. Glover, Esq.,
M. 1)., of HenimliiBford, P. Q.
Wbin Baby wh slok, we pare her distort*.
When she ni • Child, ahe cried for Cmitorlj,
When ibe became Misa, sho clang to Ctwlorta,
Whtn ihi had 01dldnn, eho give tbem Cutorls
FOR  SALE.
TWO OU THREE NEW MILCH TOWS.
Apply on the premises.
WII.I.TAM  ARTHUR.
Ijiidnar's Landing.
Nov. II, 1880. wuolmnl
Public Notice.
I HEREBY GIVE NOTICE THAT l.EO.
W. Basurc Is no longer my agent or
acting for mouuilerii Power of Attorney
dated Oth of August, I860.
GEO, O. RODNEY.
Dated, Yule. B. C„
Nov. lOlii, 1880. iioS2ilw VOLUME 34.
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW VVE8TMINSTER, B. C, NOVEMBER 27, 1889.
NO. 48.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning, Nov. HI, 1889.
Tho Railroad.
The Pttirhtt.en __, S-.u.tier'n railroad
surveyors are now camped near the
head of California creek, to which point
they have located th • line. Tho location haB been Completed in British
Columbia, and during the past week
the company lias paid the settlers for
the right-of-way across the farms. The
contract was let last, wook fur the completion of the slushing and grading to
Blaine, and two hundred men are now
working at Hall's prairie on that portion. An ollicor of the road informs
us that Blaine will have Fairhaveu &
Southern trains running into it sevornl
months befure Whatcom. The prospect is very encouraging, nnd Blaine
may safely look forward tu not only a
very healthy gruwtli, buta very materially increased growth next season.
—JiwriiaJ.
From the Inlei-lor.
A gentleman, who has just returned
from an extensive tour in tho Chilcoten
district, informed onu ot our representatives to-day that tho best parts uf the
district aro already taken up by settlers,
that extensive ditches aru required to
bring water for irrigating purposes nnd
that at the present there isa very limited
market fur agricultural products. A
road is badly wanted to tho coast, also
a connection to the road at Canoe creek,
running west past, the Brown ranch,
through Harper's range, across Big
creek, and joining at Bailee's with a
road now being made liy private outer
prise to Tatlow lake. A railroad from
Bute Inlet, when it lias once crossed
the Cascade range, wuuld find a comparatively level plateau and uo engineering difficulties until it reached the
Fraser river. Concluding, he spake of
the kindness and hospitality received
from the settlers during bis journoy.—
Tuesday's World.
-'iinuilaV* Ureal Pictorial
Tho -Dominion Illustrated for Nov.
9 devotes several of its puge« to tho
governor-general's tour in tho Northwest. The visit of the viceregal party to
Soltcoats, Russell, the BurnardoHome,
the Crofter Settlement,- and other
points of interest along 'he lino uf the
Manitoba and Northwestern Bailway
is fully and ably illustrated. Mrs.
Spragge's summing up is peculiarly interesting and ought to be rend by all
who are concerned in the greatness
4ind growth ef the Pacific province.
Tliree paintings by Sir J. Carter nro
reproduced in fine engravings. Altogether it is a capital number. The
.Dominion Illustrated is becoming every
week more worthy uf its name, and
the offortB of the publishers to bring
out the glories, beauties and resources
of the Dominion should not pass unappreciated. The Dominion Illustrated
is publiahed by the Dominion Illustrated Publishing Company, Mr. G. E.
Desbarats, managing director. Subscription, $4. Address: 73 St. James
street, Montreal.
The Colnmbla und kootenay.
Mr. D. A. Stewart, C. E., and party
weie ill Kamloops on Sunday last, and
on Monday Mr. Stewart left for the
coast, returning again tu Kamloops on
Thursday morning. The cayuaes used
by the party in their surveying explorations during the summer will be
turned uut here for the winter. Yesterday illuming Mi. Stewart and party
left for Hevelstoke from whence they
will proceed tu Sproat's Landing to
survey the route for the Culumbia and
Kootenay Railway, which will run
from Sproat's Landing to Nelson.
ThiB with steamboats on the Culumbia
river will form a connection via Revelstoke, between the Canadian Pacific
Railway and a district which promises
to become one of the richest mining
camps in British Culumbia. The Canadian Pacific Riilway Company realizes the importance of opening up
the mineral district! ef the province
by branch lines, which will draw the
traffic to its main line and retain for
the merchants of the cities uf Britisli
Columbia a trade which though legitimately theirs woald otherwise be diverted tu the, at preaent, mure accessible supply points uu the other side of
the boundary line. Building opera*
tions will be commenced un th» lino of
railway as suon us practicable after the
survey is completed, and befure many
months pass away the long looked for
and much desired menus of communication with that rich suction uf country
will be finally established.—■Sentinel.
Late Despatches.
MINBBVE ON MEKCIER.
Montreal, Nov. 17.—Regarding
Mr. Mercier's reference to tho question
of annexation at Baltimore, La Minerve
says: "It is the first minister of the
province of Quebec wlio dares to speak
thus in full view of the Americans.
His words will not fail to receive comment throughout the American press
to stimulate these who desire to drown
the Canadian nationality in the Yankee
cauldron. What Mr. Mercier said iB
a falsehood, a calumny, If the sentiment in favor of annexation finds any
place in Canada it is not in the province of Quebec, aud the American opls-
copacy as well as the American press
will make that known in a way to remove some of the evil which Mr. Mercier has sought to do us."
great coats.
Ottawa, Nov. 1!).—Tho militia department is at present making arrangements for tho issue of great coats for
sergeants of tho permanent corps
whereon n similar style uf cut and
baok slash, with proper piping, will be
worked instead of the presont Btyle,
whioh upon investigation haB boen
found to havo no uniformity about it.
Each school is having a different back
slash and arrangement of flags.
A NOBLE DOG.
Quebec, Nov. 19.—Particulars have
been received of the roasting uf four
children in Kamouroska county. Mrs.
Serois, mother of the children, left the
house to call on a neighbor, and in her
absence a spark from the stove set lire
to a heap of chips elose by. Instantly
the house was ablaze, and no one could
approach it on account of the heat.
The children were burnt to cinders. A
fine Newfoundland dug succumbed to
the Uanies while trying to save tlie
children.
RENT BY DISSENSIONS.
Ottawa, Nov. 19.—A stormy meeting of the vestry of St. George's
Church was held last evening to discuss
the question of singing the "Kyrie" in
the church, aud the chanting of the
Psalms, innovations held by many
prominent members of the church to
have been introduced by Dr. Jones,
and apt to lend to Roman Catholicism.
Several resolutions and amendments
woro moved, but it wns ultimately decided by a vote of 52 to 40 that tho
singing of the "Kyrie" and the chanting of the Psalms should be done at
such times and occasions as the rector
should see fit, and in the best interests
of the occasion. On the side of the
high churchmen was Justice GWynne,
and against them was Chief Justice
Ritchie.   A split is sure to take place.
GREAT COAL FIND.
Mauanoy Plane, Pn., Nov. 19.—
Lawrence Ss Brown, of the Mahanoy
Plane colliery, have made n tremendous hit in stiikiug a new mammoth
vein of anthracite coal. The vein is
said to be tivu hundred feet thick, containing millions of tons. It will go on
record as the greatest accidental "find"
of pure, coal over known. The vein
was struck while making a drift 440
yards undo, the surface. It is now
believed that n mammoth vein basin
ha- been found. It is impossiblo at
this time to ncurately compute the
millions of tons of anthracite fuel
contained in it, but the oporators re-
ga'rd it as inexhaustible.
THE RADICAL PLATFORM.
London, Nov. 19 —Mr. John Morley, in a speech at the Eighty club thiB
evening, declared that, the social questions to which the Radicals were seeking to give the first place, could by no
possibility efface the Irish question,
upon which the next election turned.
Doubtless, ho said, there wero social
injustices whicli demanded legislation,
and there was nu question that the
taxes on tea and coffee ought to be reduced. These questions would receivo
the attention to which they are entitled, but even they could not uver-
shaduw the importance ur delay the
settlement of the matter of Heme Rule
for Ireland. He favored a system of
free education and free meals for poor
school children, the reform of tho pauper syatem and the regulation of the
matter of wages.
THE REVOLUTION IN BRAZIL.
Washington, Nov. 20.—Dp to a late
hour to-night no advice has been received either at the State department
or at the Brazilian legation from Rio-
de Janeiro regardiang the situation of
affairs theie. Dr. Valente, the Brazilian minister, and his colleagues, Dr.
Mendooa and Senuor Pereira, the delegates to the international American
congress, did not participate in the
proceedings of the conference to-day,
but are waiting for instructions from
the new government in Brazil. Minister Valente regards tho views of the
dominant Republicans, as act forth in
their manifesto, as most reasonable in
all respects, and as they have assumed
all of the obligations nnd debts of the
empire and have guaranteed the fullest
measure of protection and personal
liberty to the citizens of otlier nations
residing in Brazil, as well as security
to their interests, ho cannot see any
excuse for dissatisfaction abroad at .the
lecent change. He thinks a constitutional convention must Oe assembled
in Brazil very soon. The. boundaries
or representation of the various prov
inces will have to be readjusted and
the senato reconstructed. The abolition of the senate as the first act of
the revolutionists, Dr. Valente thinks,
has been misunderstood aB tending towards despotism, when, as a niatter
of fact, it waa a liberal movement, aa
will be understood when it is generally
Known that the senators under the old
regime were elected for life, and, it
has been asserted, did not always continue to reflect the views of their constituents. The minister also looks
forward to tho extension nf the right
of suffrage by conatitutional convention. At preaent, in addition to the
ordinary requirements of age, citizenship, etc., the voter must bu poaaessed
uf an income of not less than $200 per
annum. Thia reqnirement has been
liberally construed, yet thero is a demand for its abolition. Bocause of tho
mixed character of tho population nf
Brazil, the minister believes that it
would hardly be wise to havo unrestricted suffrage at present, but favors
the imposition of a requirement that
after a period of four years from the
date of the adoption of the new constitution voters must, at least, be able
to write their names or read, This, he
ln-Jioves, would stimulate popular education, and cause the uneducated
people to avail themselves of the free
schools which already abound in Brazil.
Altogether, Dr. Valente takes a very
hopeful view of the situation. It is
not, he says, a destruction of a building,
but rather a renovation of an office.
All the morning papers, sayi a latt
Toronto dispatch, have editorials on
the election in West Lambton. The
Globe, naturally, treats it ns a victory
for tho Mowat government, thoir candidate being the highest on tho poll by
nearly COO votes. The Empire says it
is a significant fact that the Conservative party and the Third party combined have moro voteB than the Liberal
ulono. The Mail, which is supporting
the Third party candidate, says his
voto of COO was a very respectable one.
Mackenzie's vote was over 2,200. It
says Mackenzie, the new elected
member, is a brother of the ex-premier.
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Special attention givon to FINE WATCH REPAIRS. Having loarma too
business thoroughly from somo of tho flnost Horologors in England, and sinco thou
managed the watch-repairing departments of a fow of the best firms on tho continent of Amerioa, is a sufliciont gnarantoo ot good workmanship. -Formerly mima-
ger for nearly 8 yoars of tho well-known firm of Savago k Lyman, Montreal.
Charges Moderate, «,'-'-,
Montreal, Deo., 1887.—Mr, F. Crake,—Andw. Robortson, Esq., Chairman ol
Montreal Harbor Commissioners, says: "I nover found a Watchmaker who did so
well for me as you did when in Montreal, and I am sorry you are not here to-day."
dwapl.to "' -  -■ ,
PASHIOM* -B-t-Ja
DRESSMAKING
At MISS JENNINGS',
.Lath ov t_iN.ii.AN
Comer of Ohurch and Oolumbla HtreetH,
NBW WESTMINSTER.
•■"Satisfaction tr ..Arantfted,     dwffV7to
Business Notice.
THE UNDERSIGNED IS PREPARED
to furnl-.li plans and specifications for
all classes of buildings (stono and brick a
specialty). Will furnish all the necessary
drawings and superintend work through a
competent foreman, and will guarantee
fperfect work for 8 per cent, of cost,  Offlce
n Kank of B. C. Building, up stairs, Now
Westminster.     JAMES KENNEDY,
dwselltc Architect.
Nortii Britisli and Mercantile
FIRE INSURANCE
COMPAITY.
Capital,   -   $15,0<Hii,OOI>.
RATES ON FARM BUILDINGS.
DWELLINGS, Hurd or Lumber Finished,
lQa feet from Haras, % per cent, for 1
year, or 1% per cent, for 3 years.
STABLES—2 per cent, for 1 year, or-1 per
cent, for 8 yoars.
J. G. JA<>r 1_S, Agent,
wnu7m4        Nkw Westminsteh, Ii. C.
TO 8I0KE
IF YOU WANT TO EN.TOY A GOOD
CIGAR, ASK FOE THE
BRITISH LION
HENRY LEE,
itarThey arc not only made of the
Choicest Tobacco but they ure of
Home Manufacture, ond should Ik.
patronized by all good oitizens,
WM. TIETJEN, Manufacturer,
IHII.IlltllllK llIJlLlllNfl,
COLUMBIA STREET, NEW WESTMIHSTER.
ilwl7noly
<SC oo.
Real  Estate,
INSURANCE
 ASD	
Financial Agents
Purchase Sell and Lease Property,
Collect Rents,
Make Loans on Mortgages,
And transact all Business relating to
Ileal Estato.
—AGENTS FOB—
London Assurance Corporation,
Connecticut Flro Insuranco Co. of
Hartford.
London and Lancashire Life Assurance Co.
Canton Insuranco Office, Ld. (Marino)
OFFICES!
Columbia St., New West'r.
41 Government St., Victoria
,        dwsellyl
BAKER BROS. & CO'Y
10 Chapel Walk, Soutli Castlo St., liver-
pool, England.
8 Bank Buildings, Columbia Stroet, Now
-Westminstor, B, O.
..iiijJiMg and CoiMissioii
AOE-HVS, *
RCKERAl WHOLCSIII.E MEROHANTS & IMPORTERS
Any description of Goods lmportoii to
ordor and Custom and Ship Broking
transacted. Latest Freight and Market
(.notations. dwau2to
POUT  HAMMOND
NURSERY
Fru!- Trees,
Ornamentsl Trees,
Small Fruits,
Anil GARDEN STOCK on hand lu great
variety.
Kvorythlng flrst-olass uud furnished in
good shape.
na-Send 16 cts. for valuable S0-i*tige Descriptive Catalogue wllh fi beautiful colored plates.   Price Lists sin, l. free.
G. W. HI'.NBY,
dwdellito Port Hammond, B. C.
Plants for Sale!
 AT Tift-	
Douglas Street Nursery,
OllDEES TAKEN  FOU FRUIT AND
ORNAMENTAL TREES,  including
all the leading varieties uf
Applcn, Pears, Plums, Cherries,
 ALSO	
Sll ,1.11, FKIill'H of every ilo-orlptlotl.
lllinqnctH. Wi'lialtlH llnil  .'msn,!** mnile
lo order.
ddwapSyl P. LATHAM.
"^TOI2_KS.
Columbia and Church Streets.
JUST Al.EIVl.D-A largo shipment of
the flnest Red ._i'iin:l,e iiiuiiu**
incuts, from Now Brunswick.
ALEX. HAMILTON,
dwtc PROPRIETOR.
1.
IJ
Ground Peas ?30 00
"     Jiarloy  30 00
" "   anil Pens, mixed  SO 00
" Oats " " 1—4 pens 2!) 00
ii .. .1 •• !_J ■■ 07 00
"     Oats  20 00
TERMS CASH on delivery for thoahovo
low prices.
Allgruin thoroughly cleaned till, r being
dried.
l_9„Cash ]ialil for lirst-roliiss barley and
wheal.
LANUT.EY MILLS,
Langley, B. C.
Jas, Hassock, Proprietor. ocHw
Puyallup  Nursery I
TUF.B.S. g-EEIftS, SEED POTATOES,
Grown hi tho famous Hop   onion of Puyallup ami While Rlvor Valleys.
•fl-^r^OVERONK MILLION _e=SJtfr
W^S^   TUBES & PLANTS.      cgt^T
TONS of GriiSH nnd Clover Seed.
TONS of Choice Sond Pn.utneMlOk_i.d_.-
TONb or UholcestVogetoblo Seeds.
 SEASON  1889 A. 1800.	
Enough for Dealers.   Enough for Hunters
Now revised List and Prices Just out.
Don't fool ■yotmelf by not sending for It,
immediuteft/ unci Icnrn -hut is grown nnd
to be hud close ut home. Catalogue freo
to all. .1. IM. MILK,
wJoEmfi Puyallup, Wash. Ter.
BRITISH COLUMBIA
luisIimliiit-lgHfy
(J-IMITBID )
THOMAS ALLSOP, 1
HENRY S. MASON, V DIRECTORS,.
CUYLER A. HOLLAND, J
1IEA» III til I.I
15 Serjeant's Inn, Fleet Street,
LONDON, ENG.
Tho Business of ALLSOP A MASON mis
been merged In the above Company anil
will bo oarried on by tho Company from
this dato as a genoral Land Investment
and Insurance Agency.
MONEY TO LOAN on Mortgage nl, law
Rates. Town Lois and Farming Landi!
for Bale on oasy terms.
Viotoria, B. O., May lllth, 1887. dwJlyS
W.J.WALKEE&CO.
BANK BUILDINGS,
Mary Street, NewWestminster, B.C.
ITltLKPHor-!* No. Sf*.l
14 OLAHE' ROAD, HALIFAX EnM/iiO.
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS AND AUDITORS
CONVEYANCERS, REAL ESTATE AND
INSURANCE AGENTS,
STOCK AND SHARE BROKERS.
London and Lancashire Fire tn*
llrlll.h  Umpire Life Insurance
Companies.
Hew Westminster Building Society.
Accountant's Olllco, Diocese of N.W.
City Auditors, 1880,1U8T and 1S8I.
ADVISE CLIENTS IN   THE  BUYING
AND SELLING OP REAL PROPERTY IN THE CITY AND DISTRICT,
and other monetary transact Ions.
Have several gnoil Investments on tlielr
books, and nil uow comes will do well to
call boforo doing business elsewhere.
dw8dely
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