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VOLUME 34
NEW WESTMINSTEB, B. 0., WEDNESDAY, JULY 2_,  1889.
NUMBER 30
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Weekly Britisli Columbian,
WeiliK'stlny Morning, .Inly 111, 1889.
Our neighbors over in Washington
are just now in the position of a boy
who   has  reached that momentous
epoch in his history when he doffs
knickerbockers,  sailor-jackets, and
other juvenile  absurdities, and  is
promoted nt one bound into a out-
down suit of  his dad's—or, better
still, into  a brand new one of the
same  pattern  and design.   Undo
Sam declared not many months ngo
—to be exact, on tho 22nd of February lust—that tho anniversary of
the  birthday of "the father of his
country" could not be more fittingly
signalized than by conferring statehood—an action for some time previously contemplated—upon the four
ambitions   and rising territories of
Washington  Territory, Nortii and
South   Dakota, and Montana.   A
somewhat  important difference between Uncle Sam's treatment of his
aspiring  hopefuls and that of the
average "dad" with respect  to  his
would-be man, is that the latter furnishes, or is supposed to furnish, the
proper habiliments that go with and
emphasize  the  new dignity, while
grim old Undo Sam does nothing of
the sort.   He says, in effect, to his
young sprouts of territories ambitious to enter  tho   larger  sphere
;■ of   statehood:   "See   here,  you've
been   bothering   me   nbout    this
thing    considerable    (Uncle   Sum
' doesn't   necessarily    speak    good
grammar) •     so    consider    yourselves   promoted.   You are hereby
declared   to   bo   states and aro no
:' more territories,    Now run nwny
and get your own suits.   You can
pick 'em up socond-hand, or mnko
'em yourselves; but don't bother me
any more  till  you   get yourselves
fitted."   And this is what Washington and tho other newly-made status
aro wrestling with just now—their
new suits—in   othor  words, thoir
state constitutions.   All are laudably ambitious to shino in the dandiest suit of the lot.    Somo are trying
to   patch   up second-hand suits for
the purpose.   Others nre determined,
ns nearly as possiblo, to mako theirs
out of whole cloth.   At the capitals
of the different now statos are gathered   together  at tho present time
(dear   knows when  they will get
through) all the most skilled tailors,
to say nothing of lawyors, that can
be scraped up in the various counties   of  the  respective states, and
they are all busily engaged in snipping, and cutting, and fitting, and
trying on and pulling off, and biasing and pleating, and ripping and
sw-sw -ing—and  all talking at
once—trying to get their new suits
1 to fit the state—of their mind.
We earnestly hope they may succeed, and be quick about it. If they
were not all so set on having the nobbiest and shiniest outfit in the whole
union, and would only tone their
notions down to ordinary common
senso ideas of what is necessary and
proper in a suit, they would undoubtedly get through quickor, and
with less agony to themselves and
the spectators. In trying to fit on
these new suits, some parts of tho
body politic are pinched, of course,
aud the indications are that seams
will have to bo ripped up, gussets
put in, and considerable work generally done over before a perfect fit,
is obtained. The fol,owing squeal,
from the Post-InteUig'encer oi Seattle
shows where thn Washington tailors,
at Olympia assembled, will have to
ply tlieir scissors and give a little
more width to the state trousers:
"If, as some members of the constitutional convention propose, a low
limit is put upon municipal indebtedness, it will be a very severe blow
to Seattle. In the work of repairing
the damage done by the fire, we
must have all tho assistance which
our credit can give us, and this is
precisely what tho proposed limitation would cut off. We need money
immediately for the repair of our
broken streets and ruined public
docks, for supplying means of protection against future fiery visitations, for the creation of a sewerage
system and for many other purposes,
and in the damaged state of our fortunes, it is impossible to raise this
money by direct and immediate taxation. Either we must have authority to use our credit, the product
wholly of our energies, or we must
suffer dolays in rebuilding the city,
involving losses not only for the
present, but for all time to come.
The state will lose nothing by allowing Seattle and Ellenburg, and others
municipalities if they have occasion,
to make whatever use they may of
the credit which they have created.
It has no right to come between us
and our best and only chance of immediate recovery from the fire. We
ennnot believe that when the situation is fully considered, the constitutional convention will think of
putting this blighting limitation
upon us."
LatesttiTelepl
There can be no doubt that these
constitutional convention tailors are
well intentioned peoplo, and that
their efforts are all in the direction
of progress and advancement, despite the  empirical nature of  the
work.   Among the "improvements"
which some of the new states propose to sew into their constitutional
suits are:  A scheme for minority
representation (this has to be cut
bias, and is giving the "boss" cutters
no end of trouble); woman suffrage
(North Dakota is bound to have
this trimming, if it does como high);
the abolition of  the state senate
(there'll be scissors to grind if the
constitutional tailors attempt to cut
this wire-stitched patch out of some
of  the second-hand trousers);  the
election of United States senators
directly by the people, instead of by
the state legislatures (this is a new
cut whioh it is expeoted will prevent bagging at the knees and conduce  to  a more upright carriage
generally).    Tho space at our disposal compels us to lump the following  additional  fancy  cuts,   frills,
pockets and bindings whieh somo of
the state tailors havo sketched upon
their patterns: An absolutely secret
ballot.; no appointive power to bo
vested  in  state officials; all public
servants to be elected; submission
of a proposed law to popular voto by
a one-third vote of the legislature;
enabling municipal governments to
own and control industries; taxation
of   land held   from  use as high as
land usod; reservation of   tide   and
scliool lands for the benefit of state
mid school funds; no private detective agencies  to be allowed; no infringement   upon tho right of  the
peoplo   to   peaceably assemble together for discussion; annual sessions
qf   tho   legislature; and an expeditious method of amending tho constitution so as to conform to changing conditions.   And whilo the subdued  clatter  from  tho four groat
state  tailor  shops over the way is
wafted   to  our  ears  across Puget
Sound, wo can but bo thankful that
they are not working on any measure of ours, while at the same time
expressing the hope that every suit
may be  a porfect fit nnd "all wool
and a yard wide."
The beginning of January is now
tlied by the politicians for tho Quebec
local parliament oloctions. The indications, they say, all point that way.
Children Cryfor
Press Dcsimtchcs.
London, July Ki.—One more murder has been added to the loin,' list
credited to Jack tho Ripper, in Whitechapel. Tho body of a woman, evidently one of tho disreputable frequenters of tlio district, was found in
Castlo Alley to-night, only a short distance from whero the murders were
committed. Tho body was horribly
mutilated, and shows undoubted evidence of the work of tho liend whoso
atrocities in Whitechapel hnvo miv.'t-
ised the' whole district repeatedly*;
The polico are as far as over from a
clue in tho identity of tho murderer,
and seam paralyzed. The exoitement
throughout Whitechapel, where the
news of lhc discovery of a fresh victims of the mysterious ripper lias
spread with lightning rapidity, is at
fever heat.
London, July 17.—Matthew Harris,
M. P., resumed his testimony to-duy
before the Parnoll commission. Being
further cross-examined he Baid he
went to New York in 1883, via Paris,
Mr. Parnell paying part of his expenses. Harris did not believe that
Sheridan ever conspired to murder
the witness, and never excited crime.
London, July 17.—The woman
whose body was found in Castle alley,
in the Whitechapel district, yesterday,
was an abandoned woman of middle
ago. Her throat had been cut to the
spine. When the body was found it
was lying on the back, the abdomen
had been gashed in a horrible manner,
but no part of the body was missing.
Warm blood was flowing from the
wounds when the body was discovered,
The policeman who was with the
watchman of an adjacent warehouse
must have been within a fow yards of
the spot when tlie murder was committed, but heard no noise. Policemen have been placed at fixed points
in Whitechapel since murders of this
character began there, and since the
murder preceding that of yesterday
officers have been stationed at a point
within a hundred yards of the scene
of the latest tragedy. An old clay
pipo, smeared with blood, was found
alongside the body. It is supposed by
the police this will furnish a clue to
the murderer, although it mny have
belonged to the victim. Several arrests of suspected persons were mad",
but they were discharged, there being
on proof ou which to hold them.
London, July 17.—The Oanadian
rifle men won the Kolapore cup at
Wimbledon today, by threo points.
Rio de Janeiro, July 17.—Last
night as tho emperor of Brazil was
leaving the theatre, in this city, where
ho had been witnessing a performance,
a Portuguese drew a revolver and attempted to tako the emperor's lifo.
The shot, howover, missed tho omporor
and did no harm. Tho would-bo assassin was immediately arrested.
San Fbanoisco, July 17.—The supreme court to-day reversed tho decision of superior Judge Sullivan,
granting Sarah Althea Hill, now Mrs.
Judge Terry, a divorce from ex-Senator Sharon, and ordered a now trial.
The decision in effect is that no marriage was proved.
Denver, Colo., July 17.—At an
early hour this morning policeman
John C. Philips discovered a burglar
entering a house and commanded him
to throw up his hands. The burglar
turned quickly and fired at tho policeman, the ball passing through his
body and inflicting a fatal wound.
The burglar was unknown and escaped in the darkness.
San Francisco, July 17.—Tho local
sealers aro becoming firmer in their belief that no seizures will be mndo in
Bohring's Sea this season, and vessels
aro going north from hero.
Santa Claka, Cala., July 17.—Tlio
homo of an old couple named Morse
was entered by burglars this morning,
who socured fifteen hundred dollars in
money and carrlod off everything of
vuluo in tho placo. This loaves the
old couplo nearly penniless.
New Youk, July 17,—Aooording io
a special to the 'Worki ibis morning a
conference was held in Sioux city yesterday which may result in diverting a
large share of tho Union Pacific triillic
across Canada to tho souboiird. The
ciiiiforonco was for tlio purposo of
sidorlug the advisability of building a
lino southwest in Wisconsin from the
connection with the "Soo lino" to
Sioux city and Council bluffs, whicli
mil givo tho Union Pacific a direot
llneof connection with the Canadian
Paoifio. This will make the routo lo
tlio seaboard shorter by several hundred miles than the present routo liy
way of Chicago.
New York, July 17.—Among tlio
passongors of steamer Simlo, wliich
sailed to-day, was H. B. Slavin, presidont of tho American Contracting and
Dredging Oompany, who is going to
Paris. It is understood that Slavin
visits Paris for the purpose of closing
a contract with tho Panama Canal
peoplu for the completion of Ihe remaining work on the canal. The
amount involved is said to be nbout
tno hundred million dollars. Tho
successful negotiation of the contract
on so stupendous a scale will, it is snid,
seouro for the new canal organization
being perfeoted in Paris the confl-
Pitcher's Castoria.
denco of the French nnd American
public, and ample funds to assure the
success of the great scheme.
Kingston, July 17.—C, Milsup, a
Mulatto, has boen committed for trial
for raping Mrs, Colo on tho evening of
July 12. Ho pleaded guilty. Mrs.
Colo is the wifo of W. Cole, of Mur-
vale, and lives beside a lonely road.
Mrs. Cole is an old and fooblo woman
of nearly 70 years. Milsop is the
adopted son of C, Milsup of tho township uf Kingston,
Montreal, July 17.—Col. Atnyot
is tu.tuke aotion for damatjes against
Dr. L. H. Davidson for utterances
made during tho anti-Jesuit agitation
itgi.'iiist the loyalty of tlio French
Canadian volunteers,
Liinoos July 17.—The Bank of
Brit-sli Columbia meeting to-day declared a dividend of G per cent, and a
f'onus of 1 per cent. Tlio report was
adopted. Sir Charles Tupper commented on tli- prosperous condition
of the bank. He said his recent revisit to the Paciiic coast convinced
liim that British Columbia was a
splendid province.
Cornwall, July 17—The G. T. R.
double track will be completed from
Montreal to Cornwall in about thaee
weeks. Ii is eipected the double
track »ill bo finished from Brockville
to Iroquois, and from Wales 11 Cornwall this season. This will leavo a
small section between Iroquois and
Wales whioh may not be finished till
next year.
Chicago, July 17.—The Tribune
this morning says that a great ship
yard is to be established at South Chicago for the construction of steel
steamers, lt was decided at Duluth,
Juue 10th, in the annual meeting of
the stockholders of the Minnesota
Iron Company, that something in this
line would be done, and tho $1,300,-
000 surplus was voted to tho director.
The Minnesota Iron Company is a
part of tho more extensive Illinois
Steel Company. It is stated that a
fleet of half a dozen big ore carriers
for the Minnesota Iron Company is to
be tho,first work done.
Chicaoo, July 17.—Over six hundred dook laborers nnd freight handlers went out on strike here last night.
Tho striko waa for eight hours work as
n day's labor. . The company conceded
everything and thb strike was declared
off.
Star Citv, Ark., July 17.—Four
children of Joseph Hunter, a planter
living nenr here, were poisoned last
night from eating food in whioh arsenic had been placed. Three are
dead. The criminal and motive are
unknown.
London, July 18.—In the commons
today Hon. Edward Stanhopo, secretary of state for the war department,
rend a communication from General
Grenfell, who is with tho troops iu
Egypt, The communication contained
the reply of Nad El Jumi, leader of
tho Dervishes to Gen. Grenfell's demand for his surrender. The Dervish
loader's reply says: "Your force is
nothing to me, I am sent to conquer
tho world and I cannot Btop. Now, 1
call upon you to surrender, if ynu will
do so 1 will protect you. Remember
Hicks Pasha and Gordon Pasha."
Gen. Grenfell adds that Nnd El Jumi
is fighting well for good condition.
London, July 18— At the inquest
held tu-day on tho body of the woman
found murdered in Whitechapel yosterday morning, it was found in addition to 2 deep gashes across the stomach, thore were 11 other wounds on
the body, mostly skill deep.
Paris, July 18.—Emilie Olliver,
tho Frenoh statesman, has published a
letter in which says the indictment of
Boulanger is a base attempt to dishonor a brave and dovoted soldier who
has served his country well. He says
the French people will nover allow tho
goneral to rest under tho stigma.
Paris, July 18.—An official dinner
will bo given the king of Greece on
J uly 25th nt the Elysee by President
Carnot. Tho annoiinoomoiit caused n
sensation.
London, July 18.—Tlio cross-exam-
inution of Matthew Harris M. P., was
concluded tu-day before tlio Parnell
commission, lie deposed that Egan
and Bennon loft tlio Fenians when
they joined iho league. Dr. Oharles
Turner, Nationalist, M. P., for the
middle division of Cork, una placed
on tlio stand. Ho testified ho novor
ndvooatod tho boycotting of womon
and children, but ho hail tried lu get
tho land grabbers boycotted. Ho said
ho had always spoken against tlio out
rages. The tories of Cork had boy-
oottsd him, and many of his patients
hud forsaken him under pressure from
tho Tories.
San Fiiancisco, July IS. Tho
charge of inurdor ugainst assistant
supt. Harrison, uf tho industrial school
for shooting and killing Thos. O'Brien,
nn osciipcd prisouor, who was resisting
nrrost, wns dismissed to-dny. Harrison having boon exonornted by the
coroner's jury.
Los Anoei.es, July 18.—Goorgo W.
Piorson, a livery stablo koepor, was
fatally stabbed by Leo Song, a Chinaman, yestorday. Somo boys nt Pier,
son's stable had beon calling Song
names, Song wont to Piorson and remonstrated, argument ensued and
Song was knocked down, whereupon
he used a vile epithet and drawing a
long knife infiictod fatal wounds in
Pierson's thigh and abdomen.
San Francisco, July 18.—Traffio
manager Rice, of the Paoifio mail and
Oriental nnd Occidental S. S. Co., in
an interview to-day said that the Oana
dian Pacifio steamers are injuring the
freight business of his company from
30 to 40 per cent., but they are not
hutting the passenger branch of the
business. In time, howover, thsy will
by obtaining new fast and finely appointed steamers, thus attracting travel
to their line. Mr. Rice is of the
opinion tliat the government will soon
come to the relief of American 'steamers.
Nkw York, July 18.—Pilot Phelan,
of Pilot the boat Caprisa which csmo
into port this morning, reports on
Tuesday in Int. 3!), 40, long. 71, 40,
be sighted a baloon dragging its car
along the surface of tho water, He.
was somo distanco from it, but gave
chase and saw it collapse and disappear at sundown when ho wn3 thiee
quarters of a milo from it.
San Francisco, July 18.—Dr.
Hodges, whu threw a ' bomb on the
stage of ilie Grand opera house during
the engagement of Adeliun Patti, in
Feb. 1887, and who was released from
his imprisonment a short time ago, attempted suicide last night by cutting
his throat, but will recover. He is believed to ba insane, and will be examined by the insanity commissioners.
Buffalo, N. Y., July 18.—Asable
M. Cole, founder of the republican
party, is doad, aged 68.
Prescott, Ariz., July 18.—A. W.
Gallon shot and killed Bryson Charles
and Frank Work, at his mining camp
near here on Monday night. Charles
and Work attempted to drive Callen
from the claim that he has been working, when he shot them dead with a
double barrelled shot gun loaded with
buekshot.   Callen has been arrested.
Chicago, July 18.—Herbert Oliver,
confidential agent of the firm of A. H.
Smith Ss Co., diamond brokers, of New
York and London, has gone to Oanada.
$2,600 worth uf diamonds are also
missing. He had been a heavy loser
in the races.
San Francisco, July 18.—Wheat
steady; buyer '89 139A; buyer season,
147A; seller '89,133g.
New York, July 18.—Wheat firm;
July, 88'j August 85'; Sopt. 86.
Paris, July 18.—The International
Labor Congress, in session here to-day,
passed a series of resolutions very
sweeping in their scope. Among
other things the resolutions demand a
universal maximum of 8 hours for a
day's labor, one holiday every week
and unconditional suppression of aU
labor by children under  14  years  of
Berlin, July 18.—The monument
to the memory of Emperor Frederick
was unveiled yesterday, at Braunfels,
with imposing ceremonies.
London, July 18.—Mr. Bornard
Oharles Mallory, home rule member of
the commons for Bierre, in a speech
at Marylebone last, evoning, stated
that tho Parnellites possessed undoubted evidence of the existence of
a conspiracy behind Pigott, of which
Pigott himself was only the tool. This
evidence will startle the English people when published, as it will be at
the proper time, lt was intended, he
said, to lay all the faots before the Parnell commission, whero thoy could be
thoroughly sifted by counsel on both
sides, and their importance duly
weighed, but Judgo Hannen's outrageous ruling prevented this plan from
being carried out.
Columros, Ohio., July 18.—Fire
this morning gutted a block occupied
by merchants and manufacturers. Loss
about $200,000; covered by insurance.
London, July 19.—A fine military
looking Englishman, Bix feet in height
and of fair complexion wns arrested by
the police today on suspicion of being
the murderer of the woman whose
mutilated remains were found in
Castlo Alloy on Tuesday night When
brought to the polioe station he confessed he had murdered her with an
ordinary knife. He was searched, but
no weapon was found upon him. Ho
said he lived nowhere, having jnst returned from abroad. His demeanor
indicates ho is insane. The prisoner's
identity is as yet concealed. He has
confessed to having committed all the
horrible Whitechapel murders and ro-
lati's tho ghastly and indecent details
of the various crimes, with names,
dates and all particulars of oach with
groat accuracy. Tho police nro in
doubt concerning the man. They believe ho is a lunatic and yet he may
possibly be the niurdcror.
Cincinnati, Ohio, July 1!).—About
throe o'clock this morning, the severe
electrical storm which has boen hovering over tho city broko out with great
fury. Heavy thunder and intensely
vivid lightning woko up the poopio
generally, and rain poured down in
torrents. The heavy downpour wns
tho cause of a serious accident at York
street and the canal. The canal banks
woro flooded nnd the water was pcrcipi-
tatod into tho houses just below tlio
banks. Five of them wore overflowed
and tho occupants of the first floors
wero rescued with difficulty. Tlto
cellars were filled in the surrounding
neighborhood and water ran down
York stroet and Control Avenue to n
depth of several feot. The people in
the neighborhood were greatly alarmod
and rushed out in the street. No
lives wero lost. Tho loss to property
is between $60,000 and $60,000.
Boston, July 19.—Early this morning Count Schwabe, well known
throughout the country as "The Soldier's Friend," was found dead at
Beachmont, whore for the past ten
yoars he has spent the summers living in a little nut on the aide of the
hill. Throughout the season many
notable people from all parts of tlse
country would call upon' the count
His philanthropy during the war could.
not bo forgotten, and many veteraM
who called to pay their respects have
much to thank the old count for. Bathe advice of friends the count tine
season abandoned his hut un tlie hiB
for quarters in a houso in Brndstreet
avenue. Lust Sunday lie was taken,
ill of heart trouble, 'from which he
never rallied, quietly passing away between midnight nnd six o'clock ti__
murning, at which hour his attendatft'
found him dead nn entering tlio room-.
Port ai1 Prince, July 10 —Hippolyte, the northern lender, is within4
mile of the city nnd has assaulted ill*,
extreme outworks. The people are
delirious with excitement. Far-:
houses and villages are beim- burner*
by Hippolyte in sight of (ho city. It
is rumored that his force numbers teit
thousand men. Legitime has every
man at the outworks, and many women
too, and is impressing every man into
the-ranksospahle of carrying a rifle.
Tho U. S. warships Kearsarge aud
Ossipee, the British cruiser Forward,
and the Spanish cruisers Combard and
Sanctez are here, and the French man-
of-war is reported on tho way. The
combined forces are prepared to effect
a lauding at a moment's notice to prelect tlieir interests.
Tacoma, July 19,—C. C. Grant, of
Spokane Falls, was found dead on the
floor nf his room in the Franklin house
on St. Helen's avenue this morning,,
with blood gushing from a horrible
wound in his throat. He was murdered in sight of several trembling
spectators, who it is said were to*
frightened to interfere. The murdena,
D. E. Martin, alias R. E. Coleman,
fled and has not since been seen. The
police are now in pursuit. The shooting occurred about 2:15 this morning.
Martin ib supposed to have ontered
the room in hiB stocking feet and shot
Grant in bed. Grant and Martin
came here and engaged a room together. Three shots were fired; one
struck the head board about a foot
above the pillows. A slug shot wu
found on the floor with a bag full of
shot, which was scattered over tbe
floor. The panel of the door also had
bullet holes, showing evidently shot-
had been fired through the doer by
Martin while holding the same to prevent his victim from escaping. After
Mai tin had retreated he returned and
robbed his victim and then fled again.
He returned fur Grant's vest and -on
allowed to take it away under the
noses uf half a dozen witnesses, the
smoking revolver still in his hand.
When asked what the matter was he
replied: "There'srobbersin the room."
A large sum uf money, in currency, ic
supposed to havo been taken from the
inside pocket of the vest. In Grant's
pants were found $100 iu gold; in the
cuat a bank book shuwed $0,000 deposited in the Traders Bank, of Spokane Falls.
Chicaco, July 1!).—An electrics!
storm passed over the city last night,
flooding the collars and starting several fires.
New York, July 10. —Charley
Mitchell, the English pugilist, with
Mike Donovan, who seconded Kilrain
iu tho recent fight nt Riohburg Misa,
have fled to Canada. It is state-
when he learned Detective Norris wet
after him with n requisition from Governor Lowerv he consulted a lawyer
who informed him ho was not safe
within the U. S., and he therefore decided to get nut. It. is furthor stated
he left the city on Wednesday niglit
over the Erie Railroad.
San Francisco, July 19,—The Japan Gazette of the 29th ult. contains
tho following: Intelligence has been
reoeived at Hong Kong frum Kiayang
Chan, a prefecture in the northwest of
Kwang Lung, thnt early in the morning of the 2nd inst. the Chan Ping and
Ping Ycun districts wero flooded by
tho bursting of a waterspout or tornado, described by Chinoso as wntor-
dragon, and tho level oountry wat
flooded with noarly thirty-six feet of
water.   Seven villages wero overflowed
■lot
and many houses wholly swept
while others wore inundated
wards of 6000 lives weroli st.
London, July   10.- A
company was organized   hero
which is uf the nature of a tr
lho purchase of tho  principo
yards in tlio United Stat,
lions have   already   bei
nwny,
Dp-
stoct
o-day,
, fnr
briok-
Xegotia-
ictically
closed with Goorgo W. Moore, the
woll-known Michigan ntturuoy, as far
as tho brickyards of Detroit are
concerned, na English syndicate agreeing to purchnso tho plant and material
nf several yard.-, (Aero for «bo t ,4'DOO,-
000. Tin ],!■'■; isltii 1, in-' ■ includes
the real estate and good will of each
lirm selling out. Tlio brickyards of Detroit are said to have an annual aggregate capacity and output of 80,-
000,000 brick yearly, the business
amounting to over £400,000. This
cnpital combination will be of an entirely different character to that recently organized to operate American
broworios. The plan of the brickyard
trust is to extinguish smaller yards
and concentrate business in one or two
large yards. New nnd improvod machinery is contemplated, which will
produce brick nt a reduced price. Tho
syndicate will take charge of Detroit
brickyards within 30 days aooording to
the agreements made.
Job printing of all kinds neatly don.
at the Columbian offlce. Prices will be
found aa low aa at any other office in
the provlnoe.—Adv, VOLUME 34;
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, JULY 24, 1S89.
NO. 30.
Weekly British Columbian
Wc-nr-.lllilj- Morning, July HI, 1889.
The Times is evidently a papor
oharged with a mission. If there is
any one thing, which the Times
seems to feel itself bound to strive
after, that one thing is, by hook or
Ky crook, by fair means or by foul, to
make the "ins" and the "outs"
change places in the administration
ef the affairs of this province—and
especially to run to earth that particular bete noiroi our cotemporary,
she provincial secretary. As the time
draws near for the next general
rib-file for the seats, the Times and
Hs allies nro bestirring themselves,
"early bird" fashion, in the frantic
determination to lenve no stone unturned that might conceal from
their ravenous beaks the pro-matutinal "worm." The worm, of course,
m this instance is supposed to be a
pretty fat one—nothing less than
the custody of the public money
fcags—and worth staying up all
night for so as to be first on the
ground. The latest indictment of
tiie present provincial government
%y the Times is very sweeping ond
general, and so singular as to suggest a few considerations. The
Times has been rummaging in the
family records and has discovered
ilhat the gentlemen composing the
administration are too old in years
for any good use—they have outlived their usefulness. To quote
irom the article itself: "While undoubtedly the gentlemen who nre
-canning the political machine are
_ien of ability, it is the ability of a
generation gone by. They.are not
the possessors of that lively apprehension of tbe ultimate destiny of
this province supposed to be associated with the influence they exert
and the discretionary power at their
command. They cannot appreciate
tiie changed nature of their environ-
Beent. * * * They are, we
repeat, behind the times. They are
lelios of a generation gone by, fettered by its prejudices, and bound
ly its conventionalities. Past the
ley-day of youth, they have abandoned the exercise of their faculties. Ideas have become repugnant
to them and they have come to regard the activity of the present gen-
eratiennot alone with suspicion, but
vith-tfie invidious sensations pecu-
3_jr to senile decay. They have
ceased to become plastic. Petrifaction has set in. They are living
an their laurels; respectable because
af past respectability; virtuous
because of past virtues. These
are their certificates of character;
these are the pegs on which they
bang: their fitness for continuance
■ ef- political power."
tinue to "exercise their faculties,"
and, by long experience made wise,
havo become almost indispensable
to their country's government and
well-being. ,
Able, respectable, virtuous, laurel-crowned, but no spring chickens—this is the best and worst
that the Times can say about
the men at the head of affairs in
British Columbia. Well, everybody
should feel relieved. The country
is crtainly safe with men of that
stamp, who can be given such a
character by their most adverse
critic. But, after giving the personnel of the government a wholly
unsolicited and open letter of recommendation of the most flattering
sort, the Times apparently repents
and tries to belittle its own work.
It sneeringly exclaims : "These are
their certificates of character, these
are the pegs on whicli they hang
their hopes and advertise their fit
ness for contiuuance of politioal
power." As everyone knows, past
record goes a good way in political,
as well as in commercial and social
matters, and if the Times will be so
honest as to give the government
such an unexceptionable character,
it needn't be surprised if people fail
to swallow its inconsistent advice,
and stand by an administration, a
while longer, about whom its worst
enemies can only say that the members are able, respectable, virtuous,
but a little old. It would be quite
possible to get an infinitely worse
combination. Indeed it would be
very hard to get a better. There is
another way, however, to discuss
this subject than from the general
standpoint.
The Times in the
concedes that the gentlemen composing the present administration
are "men of ability," are "respectable" and virtuous" — a pretty good character to be given
gratuitously by the "boss" opposition organ—but insinuates that they
are "living on their laurels," ami,
being "past the hey-day of youth,
bave abandoned the exercise of their
faculties." As to the government
Bving on their laurels, it's something
to have generally recognized laurels
to live on. A government that can
Eve on their laurels—something that
it very much of their own creation
—is not likely to cost the country
much, for board and lodging. We'll
•wager that the Times' gang, if they
can only succeed in breaking into
the public crib, will demand more
irabstantial fodder than "laurels,"
even if they should chance to have
any about them. With regard to
the Times' "strange doctrine," which
it appears to lay down as n general
principle, that, after a man has
passed the hey-day of his youth, he
necessarily abandons tlie exercise of
his faculties, and must be considered
as belonging to a past generation,
and relegated to its shades—bounced
incontinently from positions of trust
and responsibility, admittedly well
filled in the past, to make room for
new, bumptious and untried blood,
just because it is new—all we have
got to say is that our cotemporary's
absurd theory is contradicted most
emphatically by all the facts of experience, practice and common sense,
Who are the trusted public men, the
leader.!, the administrators of affairs,
to-day. in Great Britain, in Oanada,
itt the United States, in the civilized
world, we might add? AVho have
been at almost any epoch in the history of these countries that might
be mentioned ? Men certainly "past
the hey-day of their youth," who, so
far from "abandoning the exercise
of their faculties," have found that
their long experience has enabled
thein to exercise these to increased
advantage in their country's service.
It is unnecessary to mention examples that will occur tn tho minds
of everyone. The "grand old men"
of England, Germany, tho Do-
vainion of Canada, and the province of Ontario are the shining
lights, of which there are many lesser
im the firmament, who, being "past
tbe hey-day of tlieir youth," still con-
portntions— these venal wretches
from a foreign land—continued to
roll into Braidwood in an unending
stream. In the neighborUpid of
Braidwood there are more tlian a
thousand foreigners—Italians, Bohemians, Hungarians and Poles, the
very offscourings of tho Old World.
These filthy, degraded beings, take
the labor, even the bread, from the
mouths of American toilers. Their
habits are more disgusting than
those of the Chinese, and they can
live on food which an American
could not tolerate. The most of the
money earned by thom is sent to
Europe to bring over more of their
countrymen to further glut the overcrowded labor market. This increases the evil, decreases the wages,
and renders the lot of the American
miner still more hopeless. Tho great
American government is troubling
itself about a few Ohinamen crossing
a portion of its territory on their return journey to China. It could
surely employ its energies in n more
promising field by stopping this importation of foreigners whoso labor,
coming into competition with the
labor of our own people, is reducing
them to want. This is the greatest
danger that menaces American institutions." While sincerely sympathizing with our neighbors in what
is unmistakably a great affliction,
one is tempted ti ask, if it can be
done without appearing flippant,
how many "greatest dangers" are
there which "menace American institutions!"
The Times is annoyed because it has
heard it said that the present administration comprises the ablest men
in the province, and that "should a
change of administration occur, the
men who would assume power must
be necessarily of an inferior calibre."
In its vexation, our cotemporary
goes far to confirm this impression;
for, instead of claiming, or even
hinting, that there are any able men
at all in its own ranks, it makes the
very weak assertion that to subscribe
to the proposition that the present
government comprises the ablest men
in the province "would be to libel
the intelligence of thiB province,"
and then proceeds, Balaam-like, to
curse the members of the administration, with the same result as in
the scriptural records, that the curse
turns out to be a blessing. But if the
Times is honestly convinced lhat a
better double team of government
mules than the ones now at the public crib exists somewhere, latent, so
to speak, in the province, why, all
our enterprising cotemporary has
got to do is to trot them out, to show
their paces, when the proper time
comes, nnd the intelligent judges of
horseflesh who wield the balltit, and
thereby make thrones totter and
tyrants tremble, will settle the question. But let the Times remember
that, on its own showing, it has got
a pretty strong team to pull against.
It needn't enter any scrubs. Ablo,
respectable, virtuous, laurel-crowned,
even if a little old, is a combination
that you don't strike every day of
the week.
Second only to the negro problem
as a national distraction and menace to tho future well-being of the
state, is the vast influx of tho veritable scum of Europo that has been
washed upon the American shores
with every incoming emigrant ship
for the last decade or more. It is
reported as a solemn fact, says an
American paper, that in the great,
rich, populous agricultural state of
Illinois there are thousands of men
who are able and willing to work
who are suffering for something to
eat. The coal miners of Braidwood
have to depend on charity for the
food with which to support life. The
owners of the mine will not pay
enough wages to the miners to
enable them to live, The necessaries of life are as cheap in Illinois
as anywhere in the United States.
Coal exists in unlimited quantities,
The demand for it is large and regular, and it must be mined. The
men are willing to mine it, but their
wages are so low that they will not
furnish even the humblest necessities
of a poor man's life. The causo of
the strike was the reduction of
wages to a point so low that submis
sion was' equivalent to starvation.
The wages of the miners have been
getting lower and lower, until they
have reached the starvation point.
This terrible stato of affairs has been
mainly caused by tho vast hordes of
Italians, Hungarians, Pole3 and
othor foreigners, who work for lower
wages than an American can take,
and live. An American cotemporary, iu very bitterness of soul, thus
relieves itsolf on this crying and
pressing evil: "These foreign
wrotohes swarm around the coal
mines as thick as the frogs of Egypt,
Up to the very hour whon the strike
coiiiinriii-ed these Castle Garden im-
It will be seen from a communi-
nicnted article elsewhere that the
"Refuge Home" has been fairly inaugurated in Victoria, under the
auspices of the provincial W.O.T.U.
The object of this home is generally
understood. The work is a branch
of Christian rescue work among a
hitherto practically neglected class
in this province, although similar
institutions and endeavors are not
unknown in many of the larger centres of civilization throughout the
world. Such a home is an absolute
pre-requisite to any success in rescuing and reforming the unfortunate
class whom it is proposed by the
devoted women of the AVomen's
Christian Temperance Union to endeavor to reach and save. It will
require money to maintain the refuge home, and those of the public
who take an interest in Christian
and philanthropic work will no
doubt be glad to assist in the indirect but substantial manner of subscriptions. A systematic canvass,
it is understood, will be made by
the ladies of the W.O.T.U. throughout the province in behalf of this
work. It is unmistakably a legitimate Christian Work, one which the
founder of Christianity Himself has
plainly stamped with His approval,
and no one who professes the name
of Christian can consistently with
his profession, we should think, refuse it that aid or countenance within his power.
ble financial support,. Whilo gratefully acknowledging the generous assistance already given, wliich hns
made it possible to do what has been
done, the bonrd of management hnd
it necessary fo appeal to the public,
through the lucnl unions for further
aid. Subscriptions will be circulated
throughout the provinco by committees elected for the purpose, and we
bespeak for them a kind and liberal
response from all.
The provincial union having become nti incorporate body, money or
gooda devoted to it will bo secured for
its use, and a provincial statement will
bo published from time to time by the
treasurer uf the refuge fund, fur the information of contributors.
Refnrm wurk has ever ils discouragements on account of failures.
The Christian women keenly realize
the mngnitudo of tbe task they have
undertaken, therefore, they solicit fur
their pruject frum all classes of the
community that charity which will
prevent unkindly criticisms tending to
disparagement and opposition.—Com.
F, O. STRIUK-uAND.
.1. 0. WHYTE,
W. «. T. V. Provincial lU'fngc,
"Refuge cities are a thing of the
past, but refuge homes aro a necessity
of the present," bu snys the organized
mother's love of British Columbia.
Believing that actions speak louder
than words, they have purchased in
the city of Victoria a piece of ground
with a suitable building upon it, No.
108, Cormorant st., and have named it
the "W. C. T. U. Provincial Refuge
Home," and are prepared, having fitted it up for the purposo, to open its
doors wide and welcome to its shelter
and protection any mother's girl wishing to leavo a crooked life and rotracc
her steps to a lifo of purity. Suoh
may there find frionds, tender sympathy, und tho lovirg guardianship of
a Christian matron.
To avoid indolonco an industrial department will furnish occupation for
each inmate and at tho same timo contributo iu boiiio degree towards making the homo self supporting.
Tlie Provincial Women's Christian
Temperance Uuion Iiiib been impelled
to undertake this work of reicuo by a
sonso of obligation to a class of the
community for whoso salvation no effort is being made by others nnd no
hospitals or asylums providod.
lt is well known that, with thu increase in population ot our towns and
cities, there has also boenn proportionate increase in the number of houses
where, without licenso or protest from
local authorities, the most degrading
vices are practised and the vilost of liquors sold. Mothor love, which is
but the expression of God's lovo for
His children, pleads with the city
fathers, who havo the vested power,
and could do it if they would, to stamp
out this monBter evil nt its source by
pronouncing its oxistonce n sooial
orime. The safoty of our own home
purity demands this. But whilo tho
iniquity is loternted, and tho stream
of pollution is allowed to flow through
our streets, overy good citizen is callod
upon in tho namo of common humanity to lond a helping hand, if, perchance, a few of the jewels of other
homes may bo rescuod from the gutter
into which they havo boen thrust.
The local conduct of tho refuge has
been entrusted to a managing board of
twelve ladios, representing all the
evangelical denominations, assisted by
all tho resident pastors of evangelionl
churches, and six business men, whe
constitute nn advisory committeo.
It will bo readily perceived that an
institution such na tho nno desoribed
cannot be maintained without consider-
loullifnl Comox.
A barn belonging to Mr. G. L.
Drabble was destroyed by lire at Oomox last evening. In the barn waB
stored u largo quantity of hay belonging to Mr. Horace Smith. Both the
building and contents wore totally destroyed. Our informant states that a
youug child built a tiro alongside the
barn, wliich quickly reached tho burn.
The child ran to the woods, and on returning said, "I'll not do it again, I'm
so sorry, put me undor the pump."
Rather a sevors kind of punishment.
The Iobs on Messrs. Drabble and
Smith is heavy, thero being no insurance.—Free Press.
James Hossaok, of the Langley
mills, advertises various kinds of chopped feed for sale.
Hon. T. B. Pardee, lato commissioner of crown lands, died on Saturday afternoon at Sarnia, Ont., after a
lingering illness.
Wm. Hogan, of Jackson, Mich.,
brother of E. D. Hogan, the missing
aeronaut, made a balloon ascension at
St. Thomas, Ont.,at6:30Sundayeven-
ing, going four thousand feet high. He
had a narrow escape from death.
An account of a terrible tragedy in
the county of Berthier haa reaohed
Montreal. A Montreal peddler named
Pierre arrived there and put up ut the
house of a friend named Lambert, the
only occupant of the house being a
fifteen-year-old daughter, the rest of
the family having left for Montreal.
During the night two masked men demanded admittance into tho house.
Pierre fired on them, killing both,when
it turned out that the dead men were
a father and son, neighbors, who were
indulging in a practical joke.
. » m .
"That settles it," said a prisoner
whom his honor sentenced to the
workhouse for sixty days the other
morning. "Settles what?" asked
the officer to whom the remark was
addressed, "I have been troubled
in my mind whether to go down to
Long Branch or up to Mackinac
this summer. Now I won't have to
goto either."
TO CLEAR OUT THII! BALANCE OP
my stock I will sell feed of all kinds
at the following low prices:
Mixed lints anil Peas,'-'"' per cent, Peas,
$20.00 per ton.
Do. 50 per cent Peas, #!J8.00 per Ion*
l-iippc'l Burlcj -era, $118.00 per lon.
Pea I'ei'il, $»•..«» per lon.
The nhovo feod is warranted Io he first-
class, nnd for dairymen aed stockraisers
no bettor enn be found ln the market.
Terms, cash on delivery.
' JAMES HOSSAOK,
Wjly21m2 Lnngley Mills.
THE WESTMINSTER
PoultryYards
JOHN S. COX, Prop.
Light Rvnllmas,
Pnt-li-ldgc Coclihlns,
^.Plymouth Hocks,
  S<   Willie face Bl'k Spanish
White Cieslicl, Bloek   nml Golden
Poltuidi.
Iloudausi     Silver-pencilled   Hamburg*,
niaok, Ued and Pitt Games.
Toulouse Geese,     Ilouen Ducks.
My Yards are open for Inspection,
dwmbstc
■__-_
glilS
sW.l_r
F. Q. STRICKLAND & CO,
_)E_i.X,_:_5S __T
Implements
NOW IN STOCK,
150 plows
I ^-r \*9 ,niiin,iinlMniiiii,miM__i
And must be sold within the next 60
days to mako room for other
new goods.
Riding and Walking
PLOWS.
1.
$80.00.
USUAL PRICE, $130.
•--REMEMBER the "Rook Island"
jKTBuford Sulky Plows aro without
"HTan equal. From 12 to 18 inch
<t-_ow in stook.
_Iassey Binders.
Beaver City Bake
Sharp "
Maxwell        "
Toronto Mower*.
Maxwell    " Buckeye      "
Deering     " Maxwell      "
Little Giant Threshers and Tread Power.
Toronto Advance Engines and Threshers.
Derrick's Perpetual Hay Press.
Hay Tedders and Loaders.
Duplex Feed Mills.
e sure and get our prices before purchasing elsewhere.
F. G. STRICKLAND & CO.,
Webstor Block, Front Street, WESTMINSTER.
S, A. CAWLEY, Chilliwhack, b__,_,,fc„„„tf,,„„„„„!„.,,
T. McNEELY, Ladner's Ldg,  [Representatives at these points.
wmh6
B_=
3
03
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________
Boots ood Shoes!
AND WHERE TO GET THEM AT THE
LOWEST PRICES.
LARGEST BOOT & SHOE STORE SN BRITISH COLUMBIA
LADIES' BOOTS & SHOES
AND WHERE TO GET THE BEST ASSORTMENT AT
THE LOWEST PRICES.
Misses fc Children's
And Where to Get the Newest Styles, Where to Get the Best
Quality, and Where to Buy Them at the Lowest Prices.
"EST REMEMBER, my stock of fine Boots and Shoes, in the
newest styles, is larger this season than any dealer's in the Province.
To buy at Low Prices, to sec the Greatest Variety, to get Nov
Goods (not old shop-keepers), go to
JAMES   ROUSSEAU,
dwtc SI  Col-a.na.-bla Street.
C. McDONOUGH,
(LUNDBOM'B BUILDINO, FRONT STREET)
X3_3-__,_i_i _-T
GENERAL MERCHANDISE!
Constantly on Hand an Extensive Stock of
Dry Ooods, Groceries,  Boots A Shoes, Hats A Caps,
Crockery, Glassware, Av.
IttHKTS     SB    BOTS'      -5ST£TITfES .
Oreat Varioty of Household Artioles,   Also,
GRAIN, SEEDS,  POTATOES,  LIME and   GENERAL STORES.
Bf. n.—Farm Produce bought nt market rates or sold on commission,  nauOi-ders
trom tho Interior promptly attended lo. dwjesto
ALBERT J. HILL & GO.
Civil Engineers, Land Surveyors-Si Draughtsmen.
BEAL ESTATE,
FINANCIAL, 8HIPPINC ft COMMISSION AGENTS
Fire, life tt Marino Insurance.
CoLosmiA St., - Opp. Comma- Hotbi.
NEW WESTMINSTEB, B. C.
dwJIylOlc
Fi-SHIOKjABI-EI
DRESSMAKING
At MISS JENNINGS',
(LAT- OF EHOLAND)
Comer of Churoh and Columbln StreeU,
NEW WESTMINSTEB.
•-"Hatls'uotlon fiiarnnleed.    dwfe7to
m VOLUME S4,
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NBW WESTMINSTER, B. 0„ JULY -U, JB80.
NO, BO.
a-—«_*___
eekly British Columbian
rcdnesdar Morning, July tt, 1880.
Conl -Lands Bunded.
It will be heard with a great deal of
tisfaction that steps are about to be
ken to further develop the coal lands
Vancouver Island. YoBterduy Mr.
ank Richards bondod 6,000 ncros of
»1 lands in the Fort Rupert distriot
eastern capitalists, who will Bet
DUt boring and prospering thom at
Co. It is learned that tho property
bonded at a good figure and that tho
ndora are abundantly ablo to develop
mines should deposits prove as
uable as they are supposed to be,
1 as geologists have claimed that
it they aro.   As thore is no doubt
that plenty of coal exists in the
lliern part of the 'Island, the time
lot far distant when we mny expect
ice Fort Rupert district an active
iiing country.—Times.
 .-••«	
Cariboo Quartz.
)n July 12th, at the Barkerville ration works, the stamps started to
sh oro aud the concentrator to save
concentrates. The staff began
rging the roasting furnace on the
. and had already takon out H tons
horoughly rousted oro, and there
about 3' tons in the furnace roast-
It was expected that they would
.-t amalgamating tho  roastod  ore
woek. Tho Black Jaok quartz
ipany havo shipped to  the   works
ly. twentv tono of concentrates, as-
ng from §40 to $50 per ton. lt is
intention of the government assay-
o put these through as one lot,
if  successfully  amalgamated  it
have a tendency to encourage
rtz mining. The samo company
o already caught $300 in free gold
the plates. The twenty tons of
oentrates and tho free gold were
id from  twenty tons of ore,—
mist.
 > ■ <
Texada News.
l
'ho Vanoouver syndicate have ulti-
ely decidod not to go on with the
Blopment of the "Golden Slipper,"
other olaims bonded by them from
isra. Tobbitt, Treo, Eosson, I'rouso,
ler and others, lt is a matter for
ere regret that suoh a decision
ld be arrivod at, as we fear it will
e to throw a damper upon all other
ing claims upon the island. Tho
teen men employed by the syndi-
have done very little real work on
'Golden Slipper" as far as open-
up the ledge is concerned—at least
of tho number having of lato boen
loyed in "shepherding" other
ns. This remark as to the amount
lid work done on the above claim
ually applicable to the rost of the
ida ledges. There nro rumors
it of men with money on their way
ispect the island with the intention
ivesting largely if the inspection is
faotory. "So mote it be."—
rier.	
Late Canadian News.
ivo of the Stony mountain buffaloes
3 been sold to'W. J. H. Starin,  a
York capitalist, for his ranch at
ny.
r. L. Luonrs, who arrivod nt Win-
g from  England   the  middle  of
e, disappeared ten days ngo.   It is
ed he has suicided,
envy rain fell at Winnipeg Wodnes-
and tho farmers now have hopes
fair crop, though not nearly up to
ixpectations at the lirst of tho sen-
hn J. McLennan, butcher, of
nipog, has been arrested, charged
attempting to kiss Mrs. Lewis, a
mier, while purchasing meat in his
■ed. Cox, driver for the Dominion
-ess Co., at Brantford, Ont., was
i in a hardware store, Saturday,
i examining a revolvor in the
s of a olerk namod Lawrence,
strange landslide has occurred in
ouiface, Man. A strip about two
red feet long near the convent
unk shoor down for about 14 foet
mt shoving the strip of soil be-
i it and the rivor into the wator.
Late Despatches.
MAKING TIIINOS LIVELY.
Chicaoo, July 15.—John L. Sullivau made things rather lively for
awhile in Tom Ourley'B Baloon on the
levee to-night. He had beon drinking somewhat, and during tho course
of the evening Peter Jackson, of Australia, and Sailor Brown, tho Caucasian slugger, came in for a drink. In
tho course of an animated discussion,
Brown called Sullivan a liar. The
Boston champion promptly knocked
him down bofore he could be seized
by his frionds. Ono Professor Conly
altomptod to interfere, but was knocked down by Burley, the saloon keeper,
Sullivau not deigning to notice him.
Sullivan was quickly hustled into t
back room by his friends, and tho lit-
tie unpleasantness was soon forgotten,
To-night Sullivan and his friends are
out in carriages doing the town and
making frequent stops at various lively
resorts.,
WOKSK THAN A SPIDER BHE,
St. Helena, Oal., July 15.— Gin-
oomi Nieao, a Swiss, 40 years old,
working at the Franco-Swiss cellar in
the valloy, was bitten on the face
while asleep yesterday by a large
spider. He at once walked to town,
saw a physician and obtained some,
thing to reduce the inflammation and
went to a hotel for breakfast. While
there he was asked what had bitten
him, and told tho proprietor a rattlesnake. This alarmed his friend, and
ho told him to drink some brandy at
once, at the same time handing him a
quart bottle full. Niese drank tho
entire quart of brandy and fell back in
his chair dead drunk, from which he
never awoke. He died to-night and
the coroner's jury brought in a verdict
of death from alcoholism.
CONFESSED   FENIANS.
London, July 16.—Matthew Harris,
member of parliament for East Galway,
was examined before the Parnell commission to-day. Ho stated he was a
member of the Fenian organization,
but denied that tho death penalty for
traitors was an essential feature of
their constitution. In support of this
he instanced the case of Informer
Rickhnm, who was tried by a committeo of the society which decidod that
he should be shot, and ho admitted
that in ono of his speeches shortly after the Phoanix Park murders he stated
boastfully that he was not one of chose
who went from platform to platform
caterwailing over the doath of Cavern
dish. He claimed, however, that this
was said in the heat of controversy and
was not meant to justify murder. The
witness nlso admitted that in another
speech he said he Bhould not mind seeing tho landlords shot down like partridges, but claims that statement was
materially qualified by what ho said
later.
Jas. O'Kelly, nationalist member
of parliament for Roscommon, was
called, but said ho had no statement to
make. On cross-examination, Mr,
O'Kelly admitted he had been a member of the Irish brotherhood. Sir Henry James, of the Times counsel, produced
several lotters referring to the shipment of arms to Ireland, tho doings of
Fenians and an ammunition remittance
of §2,500. A letter accompanying remittance said: "We are roady to take
the field whon tho proper order is issued by tho regimental commanders."
Witness admitted that the letters were
authentic. He said that he joined the
Clan-Na-Gael whon in Amorioa, that
the organisation sent him to Ireland as
a military officer to organize men. He
din not manage his object, as he found
that the agents in Ireland declined to
co operate with him.
A KNOTTY POINT,
Atlanta, July 17.—A month has
passed sinoe John Pickett expiated
the crime of murder on tho gallows.
The memory of the event has been
awakened in a remarkable manner.
A report comes from Sumter country
that Pickett is still alive in that portion of the state. Aftor hanging, the
bodywnstakenin charge by friends who
worked successfully aud resuscitated it.
If Pickett is still alive and is apprehended tho quostion is whether ho can
bb further punished. He has been declared legally doad, and the caso will
prove ono unparalleled in the history
of the state.
OTTAWA NOTES.
Ottawa, July 17.—Tho contract for
the Atlantic mail sorvice wob signed
yesterday.
The report oftho outbroak of yellow
fever on board the ship just arrivod
from Brazil is denied nt the department of agriculturo.
So far $19,000 has boen expended
on the barracks of C battery. Of the
original grant only 85,000 remains unexpended and tho work, which was
lively, will temporarily remain at a
standstill.
There is groat rejoicing in military
circles over the succoss of tho Canadian rifle team which won tho Kola-
pore cun.
H. R. A. Pocoek, who spoilt some
thne among the Indian tribes of the
Northwest as a member of tlie mounted
polioe force, and who wrote several
works upon Indian life which were
published in Ottawa, is now among
the aborigines of Britisli Columbia,
and writes to tho Free Press a harrowing account of their condition. Pocoek charges that the Indians are being systematically enrruptod and decimated, that tho policy of "cruel and
callous neglect" which drovo the Indians of the Saskatchewan to desperation and insurrection is boing pursue-
in tho Pacifio province, and that the
department is eithor unwilling or unable to do its duty. An official of the
Indian department denies the Btory.
Pooook principally refers to tlio
Kwaguote IndianB.
AN  aik ship.
Boston, July 17.— An norial exhibition association has been formed
here with O. M. Rnvsom, of Modem
Light and Heat, as treasurer; Y. It.
N. Bowlby, chairman, and O. B. Bash-
ford, chairman of the trustee board,
The object is to assist Dr,  A.  Dobau-
siet to oonstruct his steel air ship on
tho vacuum principle. The ship is expected to carry two hundred passengers and fifty tons of mail or freight
and to reach n speed of 70 miles an
hour. It will cost -81250,000, ond a
national subscription is being made to
provide funds. Permission has neen
asked to build the ship at Charleston
navy yard.
NOXIOUS OASES.
Lincoln, Neb., July 17.—At live
o'clock this aftornoon four men lost
their lives in this city undor peculiar
circumstances. A watch was dropped
in a cesspool and tho men were endeavoring to recover it. They dug a
large hole at the sido of the pool. This
holo was filed with water by rain. One
man stood on a ladder nbovo the water
and made an opening into the cesspool. Foul air and gas rushed out and
overcame him and he fell into the
water. A friend went to hiB assistance
and ho wns likewise overcome. Ono
by one seven men fell into the water
which by this time waB full of muck
and slime from the vault. Three mon
were rescued, some by the men who
afterwards perished in attempting to
save the others. The dead are James
Crawford, brioklayer; Alfred Kunkler,
laborer; John Cleary, blacksmith;
Frank Maloney, plasterer. Crawford
and Cleary wero married.
new waeships.
Paris, July 17.—The ohamber of
deputies to-day passed a supplementary
credit of £2,320,000 asked by the minister of marine for the purposo of building new war ships. A bill was also
passed extending amnesty to various
clnssess of political offenders, aftor
whioh M. Meline, presidont of the
chamber, road a decree closing tho
session and the chamber adjourned.
Fifteen minutes later the senato resumed its adjourned session of this
morning and was about to proceed
with itB routine business when acting
President M.Humbert, of tho presidents of the senate, announced that tho
chamber of deputies having closed ils
session without sending a formal notification of adjournment to the senato
this body was no longer competent to
deliberate. He insisted that nothing
they could now do would have tho
force of law. Premier Tirad expressed
his disagreement with this view, nnd
mnny senators urged that it was necessary to pasB bills for the defence of
the ports of Franco and sea coast and
those providing for building new war
vessels, but Humbert remained firm and
a decree was read closing the session
that had passod the budget.
the scop.es.
London, July 18.—Tho Canadian
team at Wimbledon yesterday capped
the individual successes by winning
the Kolapore oup. There is great rejoicing in the camp to-night. The
mother country toam was picked from
tho whole camp. The Canadians won
by sheer pluck and good shooting.
The scores woro: 200 yards, Canada,
245; Britain, 242; Guernsey, 239;
Jersey, 238. 500 yards, Canada, 483;
Britain, 472; Jersey, 405; Guernsey,
449. The 600 yards brought tho total
to, Canada, 687; Britain, 684; Jersey,
648; Guernsey, 632. Canada thus
won by three points. Loud cheers
greeted the result. Armstrong headed lho Canadian score with 91, Ogg 89,
Ashall 88, Wilson 87, Rogers 87, Mitchell 84, Weston 84, MoVihie 77.
A 11EUULAII FARCE.
Johnstown, Pa., July 18.—Judge
Cummins and Mr. R. Thompson of
the State Relief committee arrived
from Crossen Springs this morning.
Theso gentlemen immediately opened
an offioo for the payment of $50,000 of
the governor's funds aud $40,000 of
the Pittsburg relief commissioner's
funds. About a hundred applicants,
mostly of the poorer classes, wero in
waiting. As tho warrants were issuud
and the amounts handed out aftor being sworn to by the applicants, there
was only one grand howl of indignation and disappointment at small
amounts awarded. To illustrate : The
well-known Chas. Dick, one of Johnstown's most prominent citizons, loss
$5,000 by tho flood. Dick filled a
olaim for $3,000 and his warrant was
filled out for $80. Dick got angry
and refused to aooept it. A neighbor
of Dick, whose losses were much
greater, also received a warrant for
$80.
HOT OFF EASY.
San Fkancisco, July 18.—John
Sanders, rancher, who shot and kiliod
hia wife for refusing to support him by
leading a dishonorable life, was sentenced to lifo imprisonment to-day,
THE LATEST SMUGGLING: DODOE.
Whilo tho furniture was being removed this moruing from the steamer
Oity of Now York, which arrived from
Hong Kong, a few days ago, and wliich
is going to bo lnid up for repairs, ono
of lho mattrosBes was ripped opon by a
customs' oflicer and a number of Bilk
handkerchiefs were found. The other
mattrosseB, numbering betwoen 120
and 130, were alao oponed nnd Bilk
goods to tho value of $850 wore discovered.
MAIMED CONFEDERATES.
Knoxville, Tenn., July 19.—
Somo six months ago A. B. Tate, a
wealthy farmor of Grainger county,
deeded $20,000 to tho one-legged, one-
armed Confederate soldiers of cast
Tennesson, Tho sum was distributed
nt MorristownyoBterdny equally among
41 maimed veterans. There waB n
large crowd presont. Stars and bars
floated from the opera houso whoro
the distribution took place.
SOUTHERN   FEUDS.
Birmingham, Ala., July 19.—A
pitched battlo occurred this morning
in the western part of this county botween the Simpson and Houghton
families and friends of both sides. A
bloody feud between the Simpsons and
Houghtons hue exiBted for throo yours.
In the lirst light this morning two of
the Houghton's party were killed outright and soveral of tho other party
wounded. Simpsons nnd their friends
then took refuge in nn old barn nnd
wero attacked by the officers,  guided
by a Houghton. The Simpsons opened fire and killed Deputy Sheriff Morgan, of this city, and fatally wounded
Houghton. Tho (ire was roturnod and
one of the Simpson party killed, but
tho oflicers retired without making an
arrest. A messenger from tho scene
has just arrived with a request that
the sheriff sond a strong posse at once
as more bloodshed i3 feared, Five of
the Houghtons and three of tlio Simpsons have beon killed sinco tlio feud
began throe years ago and many othors
wounded/ The two families aro
among the wealthiest and most prominent residents in tho western part of
tho county.
THE SOCIALIST CONGRESS.
Paris, July 19.—Tho congrcsB of
tlio Marxist society continued ito session to-day and spent most of the timo
in listening to speeches from the delegates. William Morris, from England, delivered an address, painting in
roseate hues tho progress which socialism is making in England and declaring that though Englishmen in high
places might continuo to deride and
revile the littlo bund of reformers who
had sprung up in thoir kingdom, yet
tiiey woro, little by little, absorbing
the essence of the socialistic creed and
carrying socialism into practical politics to a degree that socialists themselves scarcely dreamed of half a dozen
years ago. Tho subject of tho recent
appointment by the Swiss government
of a new official to deal with oxiled reformers on Swiss soil,' was widoly discussed, and the Swiss delegates announced their determination to domain! of tho government that Iheir action bn submitted to a popular vote
for approval or disapproval.
AN INTERESTING LETTER.
New York, July 20.—An English
Unionist writes to this morning's Tribune : Thu theatrical withdrawal of
Mr. Parnell's oounsel, is without question intended to discredit the judges
in the eyes of the English people, but
tliut this will fail of its objeot goes
withou t saying. This is as transparent
a dosigii as is thostatoment now in fashion in National circles that tiiey don't
caro a rush lor the report of the commission. This, of courso, is simply
discounting the adverse report that is
inevitably in storo for them at the
hands of the three learned judges
forming the commission, nnd which is
destined to play no littlo part, I predict, in tho second defeat of tho homo
rulo party when tho country is again
summoned to the ballot-box. Could
only the American publio have read
verbatim reports of this commission
for the past fow weeks, as I have done,
thoy would laugh with me at tlio extreme patience, forbearance and .dig-,
nity of the judges who have had to
withess.a series of concealments and
astonishing displays of bravado, imprudence and audacity thatl venture lo
assort stand unparalleled in the annals
of any civilized court of law. For thia,
however, in a sense the unionist party
should bo grateful, for the detenoo has
done more through its witnesses to
prove the "fillies, caso than anything
the Times itsolf has offered, and of this
fact I imagine no one is moro aware in
his heart of hearts than Sir Charles
Russell.
THE EXPORT   DUTY ON LOGS.
Ottawa, July 20.—Tho Dominion
govornment has boen notified that R.
0. Gibbs, lumberman, of Manistee,
Mich., intends this season to test the
legality of Canada's action in imposing
an export duty on Canadian saw logs.
Tho duly was levied by tho Dominion
government for tlio prevention of the
depletion of Canadian forests. Gibbs'
firm intend bringing thirty-eight million feot of Georgian Bay logs to Bay
city for sawing. Thoy contend that
under tho Gougli treaty betweon tho
United States and Canada, signed
1855, they will not hnvo to pay the
duty of $6 per thousand feet. Tho
rcst'itution of the duties already paid is
also talked of. Careful investigation
of tlio case discloses lho fact that the
treaty placing all kinds of timber on
the froo list was adopted in '54, but
was terminated in '66 by the United
States. Upon enquiry at the customs
department here it was learned that
Canada oould not bo held rosponsiblo
as tho United-States had themselves
terminated tho treaty in quostion.
A RIO   STEAL.
Leiianon, O., July 20.—This place
hus been in a whirl of oxcitcment sinco
Saturday last, whon Graham tho
county auditor, disappeared. About
tlio uiiddju of last woek it became
known that Auditor Graham hod ovor-
drawn his account by $5,000. It occasioned littlo surpriao and no alarm us
it was supposed to bo nieroly n technical affair. Graham askod for an investigation, and hired a band nnd serenaded his friends mid, borrowing $100
from his brother, disappeared. The
investigation has progressed far
enough to show that Graham's peculations may reach $50,000, not counting
tlio possibilities of a number of county
bonds whioh ho may havo disposed of
ill tho east. During tho investigation
it becamo apparent tho treasurer was
vory negligent of his duties in paying
such slims without investigation, or
was in collusion with Graham, Tho
commission Thursday night dooidod it
was the lattor aud, juat after midnight
C. F. Coleman, county treasurer, waa
arrested charged with onibezzlomout
of $13,000. He was released on a
$25,000 bond. It is quite certain that
othors are guilty of boing cognisant of
what was going on and will bo arroBted,
A oompeteut nuthority Baid no ono will
bo surprised if whon tho bottom iB
roached it is fouud that tho country
has beon robbed of $250,000. Tlto
treasurer's oflico ia closed nnd no taxes
aro being recoived or bills paid. Graham has boon ono of the most popular
mou in this section of the stato and his
plentiful supply of monoy was accounted for by tho oopcess of n patent modicino which ho extensively advertised
and which he claimed was making his
fortune.
Job printing of all kinds neatly dono
lit the Columiiian oflico. Prices will bs
found as low as at anv other office in
tho provinoo,—Adv
SCIENTIFIC JHSCULLANY.
The quartz fibors drawn out by
Mr. O. V. Boys ure found to be only
5,000th of an inch thick, and arc so
small that fully-grown spiders cannot climb them.
The graphophone is likely to find
novel use in medicine. Every kind
of cough may bo recorded, to serve
in teaching students, and for tracing
the progres of disease by future
comparisons. ,.
A work on the eclipses of 1890 to
249S has boen prepared by Rev. S.
J. Johnson, F. R. A. S. Among
other curious facts it shows that in
1917 the extremely rare maximum
number of seven eclipses will occur
and in an interval slightly exceeding a year—Jan. 5, 1935, to Jan. 8,
1936—will be tho almost unique
number of eight eclipses.
The electric beam from the Eiffel
tower lantern has a luminous intensity of nbout 55,000 candles, whioh
the dioptric drum amplifies to about
700,000 candles. Oatadioptric rings
are arranged to make the light
stronger and stronger as it travels
from tho tower, so that in clear
weather its range—if not limited by
tho earth's curvature—should be
127 miles, with a maximum intensity of 5,000,000 candles.
An Engineering Novelty.—A
submarine bridge between Sweden
and Copenhagen is proposed by a
Swedish engineer. It would be two
and a half miles in length, of 100
feet spans, nnd would be submerged
sufficiently to allow ships to pass
over it. It would be a double tube,
with an outer skin of iron, an inner
one of steel, nnd the space between
filled with concrete, and would carry
a single line of rails. The piers, 100
foet apart, would be ordinary caissons filled with concrete.
Drift of Atlantic Waters.—
Of 1,075 numbered Hoat3 cast into
tho Nortii Atlantic under the direction of Prince Albert of Monaco,
140 have been recovered at various
points on the seaboard. The courses
they have taken appear to demonstrate a circular movement of the
surface of tho water round a point
somewhere to the southwest of the
Azores. The outer edge of this
current sots east northeast to the
neighborhood of the English Ohan
nel where it is deflected southward
along the coasts of Europe and
Africa to the Canaries, theuce tending southwest to the equatorial current, thus completing tho circuit by
merging in the Gulf Stream.
Fish Poisoning. — Fishermen
avoid red mackerel as poisonous, according to Mr. J. L. Hamilton, F.R.-
O. S., and in Guadaloupe a rod-
boned mackerel is used ns a rat-
poison. Over Seventy kinds of food
fishes are now known whioh, within
a few hours after death, undergo such decomposition in thoir bodies
or llosh as to give rise to posionous
symptions after being eaten by mnn.
The blood and lymph of all healthy
living fish aro stated to be swarming with bacteria, and Mr. Hamilton therefore recommends the bleeding and gutting of lish immediately
after capture. Tho subject of fish
poisoning is looked upon by the
Russian Government as so important that it oilers in 1894 a prize of
5,000 roubles for the best C3say on
the nature and care of tho affection.
World Measures.—The astonishing statement was lately made to
tho French academy of sciences, by
M. de Malarce, that only about 42,-
000,000 inhabitants of the civilized
world have neither metric nor decimal systems of weights and measures. In 1887 the metric system
was compulsory in countries aggregating in population 302,000,000
—an increase of 53,000,000 in ten
years; optional in countries with a
population 97,000,000; and legally
admitted in principle and partially
applied in countries having n population of 395,000,000—an increase
of 54,000,000 in ten years. The
metric system is thus legally recognized by "04,000,000 people; nnd
China, Japan and Mexico—with an
aggregate population of 774,000,000
—havo systems that are decimal
but not metric.
The Would Language.—Hardly
any philosophic linguist, declares
Prof. F. A. March, attempts to forecast the futuro without some discussion of the destiny of English, and
De Oandolli' calculates that within
a hundred years English will be
spoken bv 800,000,000 of men. At
present the population either speaking the English language or under
the denomination of English-speaking peoples numbersjmoro thnn;31S,-
290,000, or one-fourth tho population of the globe. The English-
speaking races oooupy one-fourth
of the dry land of the earth, and
own noarly two-thirds of tho tonnage of ships. They live in all
regions; thoy handle all articles of
trade; thoy proach to ali nations;
thoy command ono-half of world's
gold nnd silver; and distribute more
than two-thirds of tho bibles and
testaments, Moro than ono-half of
the letters mailed and carried by
the postal service of tho world are
written, mailed and road by the
English-speaking population,
PARADISl  for cave.
I'lissy an Object nl' Grout Uespoot in Mohammedan  Countries.
All cats, says tho Now York Sun, arc not
tho wanton and roisterous animuls that
nightly nit nnd warble on your neighbor's
fence. In Mohammedan countries tho cut
is an object of consideration and respect,
amounting in some parts of Islam lo veneration. For this worshipful regard oniong
tho faithful tho cat is' indebted to Mohammed. Rather than disturb a sleeping cat
which had curled itself upon his coat ono
day, Mohammed deliberately cut away that
portion of tho garment on which the cat was
reposing. Prom that day to this tho Mussulman world has regarded tho cat with
veneration.
Tho Persians, particularly, are deferential in their treatment of tho cat. 1 have
seen cats in Persia treated with an exalted
consideration that would havo made tho
famous Sun office cat spit with envy.
Ono day I was tho guest of Ali Khan, the
Hoikim of Khoi, a largo city in Western
Persia. Soon after my arrival tho noontide
meal was announcod. "Bismillah Sahib,"
said tho Hoikim, and followed by several
counsellors in long gowns and snowy turbans, ho led tho way into the dining-room.
Tho dining cloth was spread in tho center
of tho floor. Tho Hoikim and his vonerablo
associates seated themselves, Oriental fashion, on the floor; I was provided with a littlo stand table at one end. *
So far there was nothing remarkable; it
was merely an ideal Asiatic dining-room
scene. The remarkable part was yet to
como; and come it did, very promptly, too.
It came in the shape of five times as many
cats as thoro were human guests. Inthe
room woro many open doors and windows,
as is usual in a Persian bouse. As wo entered I noticed that several of tho famous
long-haired cats oftho oountry were hovering expectantly at these entrances. Already the number, was sufficient to arrost
my interest. Nobody took any particular
notico of thom, however, but me.
Every moment another cat or two jumped
airily upon ono of the window sills, and
walked right in. In less timo than it takes
to toll it the number had swoolen to twenty
or more, and bofore we were half through
eattagl^should think tho numbor waa at least
doubled. The room, outsido tho dining
space, waa literally alivo with cats. Whenever a servitor brought in a now dish, or
took any thing away, ho was followed across
tho room by a swarm of cats that trotted in
noisoless confusion at hia heels. Not a meow
was heard, howover, nor a quarrelsome
sound during the meal timo. Evory cat
hold its tail aloft, and they passed the time
in silently moving about. They woro tho
most orderly and decorous lot of cats imaginable. Thoro was littlo or no disposition to
ovoratoptho bounds of proprieties. Thoy
secmod to havo acquired tho statcliness and
politeness of tho people with whom thoy
woro associating.
Neither tho "Hoikim" uor tho counsellors
seemed to regard this remarkable scone as
any thing unusual. Whenover ono of tho
cats ventured to invado the edgo of tho dinner cloth, ho would bo gontly, almost npolo-
gotically shoved back. The cats wero fearless and familiar. Somo of them stroked
and purred against tho vonerablo diners'
hacks. It was very evident that they had
never known what it was to receive a blow'
or a rudo rebuff at the hands of man.
After dinner tho servitors promptly ro-
rnovod tho remnants. Tho intruders prom-
ouaded tho apartments nwhilo after tho
feed was romoved, and then gradually dispersed as silently as they hod collected.
This was moro cats than I had over soon together outsido of a cat show. Owing to
linguistic shortcomings, I could never make
out whether thoy vrore.all pensioners of tho
municipal kouaa or merely neighborhood
cats, attracted to the official repast in this
manner overy day.
Aftor this extraordinary introduction to
tho cats of Persia, the reader would naturally oxpoct to hear equally extraordinary
things about their midnight revclings. For,
sad to Bay, the Persian cat is not always as
circumspect in his behavior as ho i3 when
hovering around the outskirts of a Hoikim's
bauquoting-board. Nor does ho always
wait for tho setting of the sun to tuno himsolf up, Not less than for its wealth of hair
is tho Persian cat on its nativo heath colo-
bratod among Feronghi travolors for its
early matinoe concerts. At all hours of tho
day, when tho felines of other lands aro indulging iu dolco far nience and saving their
vocal organs for the mystic seances of tho
night, tho cats of Persia aro promenading
tho waUa aud housetops, uttering plaintivo
melodies that sound like the wailing of lost
souls. - Thoro is moro genuine zitherish
pathos in tho "meaoww—waaaaaoooowurr—
blabbabl—owwrrr" of a Persian Thomas
cat than thore is in a muezzin's call to
prayer.
The unfortunate tendonoy of the Persian
cat to carol in tho daytime as well as in tho
night is the causo of many littlo unploasant-
noasos botwocn tho European colony in
Teheran and the natives. Fifty cats might
warble on a Persian's roof day and night,
and, owing to thoir being under tho special
protection of Mohammed, they would never
bo molested. This, of course, a Feronghi
can not bo expected to enduro, When I was
in Tehoran a big white cat took a fancy to
porch himsolf on the wall of our konak, and,
looking down into tho yard, favor ua with
a muaical melange at any hour of tho day or
night. In doferonco to thoprejudicca of our
Mussulman neighbors, wo contontod our-
Bolves at flrat by shooing him away. Finally, howovor, wo conoludod that his soul-harrowing rofrain could no longer ho ondurcd.
If Mohammed wouldn't or couldn't como
and fetch that cat, wo determined to sond it
to Mohammed.
It would novor do to shoot him openly,
howover, so wo took into our confidonco an
Armenian sorvant, to whoso maator wo
lcarnod tho cat belonged. An Armenian
sorvant in Persia would seU his master's
immortal aoul for a koran, and ao when wo
offorodtho Armenian two kerans to produco tho whito cat in a bag tho persistent
8ernnador was as good as doomed. Novor
moro did that whito warblor sit and look
down into our konak and tantalizo our two
imported English bulldogs for hours togothor. An avenging Nemesis, however,
was quickly upon us. Although tho offender was dispatched to Mohammed with tho
greatest secrecy, a fow days later tho finest
of tho bulldogs went mad and hod to bo
shot.
-ho Climax of Cheek.
Tho advertising business is frequently
carried boyond tho bounds of good taste,
says tho Chicago Herald, Evory ono who
has watched a procession—and who has not
—has soon at tho tag ond many aud many
a timo somo wagon displaying nu ndvortise-
mont of somo waro or other and tho shouts
from tbo crowdod sidewalks woro ample
testimony that tho cheek of tho schemo
had met its reward. Tho climax of for-
boaranco was reached the othor day, however, whon following a solomn funoral cor-
togo, at a littlo distance, it is truo, but near
enough to bo associated with tho sad pro-
cossion, thoy vory thing dosirod by tho
perpetrator, wns a wagon boaring tho sign
painted lu largo, flaming letters: "Curo
for consumption." ,»;...._,	 VOLCMH 84.
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I offer. What can I send you that
will be acceptable 1 Editor—A year's
subscription.
It is well that our police aru on
the alert for sneak thioves at night,
but what are thoy going to do with
the man who says : "Is this hot
enough for you?"
Last yoar Britisli trade with
Japan amounted to over $-17,000,-
000, the United States to §28,000,-
000, China to §21,000,000, France
to §17,000,000. Germany to §9,000,-
000.
There is an Englishman in Calcutta, snys an exchange, who sends
all his white shirts to London to bo
washed and dono up nt a cost of
half-a-crown each, lie has scores
journeying between India and England at a time.
A Pennsylvania editor has discovered that'everything in nature is
playful. He says: "The lightning
plays, the wind whistles, tho thunder
rolls, the snow Hies, the waves leap
and the fields smile. Even the trees
shoot and the rivers and streams
run."
The city of Buenos Ayres, in the
Argentino Republic, has expended
during the last six years §10,000,-
000 in constructing sixty magnificent school building: for 000 pupils
each. These school houses are tho
finest in the city, and a collective
exhibit of thein has mado a sensation
at the Paris Exposition.
"Tho polico," says Joe Howard in
the Now York Press, "estimate that
50,000 peoplo walk thn streets of
New York, not knowing where they
shall sleep at niglit, and 50,000
other people sleep as best thoy can,
not knowing how or where they
shall break their' fast after the
coming dawn."
Says an exchange : It was reserved for a Missouri man who was a
candidate for a post-office to tako
the oflical roll of his church to Washington to show to the president that
he was a member in good standing.
If a man of that kind ever succeeded
in getting an appointment who
would want to go on his bond?
This is an Italian lon mot: At
a cafo a group of gentlemen discussing politics; a young student
entered and joined in the conversation ; his arguments did not please
others and one of thein said to him,
"Be quiet! At your age I was an
ass myself I" "You arc wonderfully
well preserved, sir," wns the  reply.
Iu England, down to the reign of
Charles the Second, or a little inter,
the kiss was the common greeting to
friends and strangers alike, .and
shaking hands was a mark of close
intimacy or high favor. In the
diary of Anne, Countess of Pembroke, her ladyship thinks the fact
of her shaking hands with anyone
worth nothing.
Says un exchange: Artiiicnl
honey, which is more common in the
market than customers know, is
made of potato-starch and oil of
vitriol. Some rash optimists think
that they are sure of getting the
genuine product of bees and flowers
by purchasing honey in the comb.
Deluded mortals! The exquisite
white comb that pleases them is
often made of paraffino  wax.
Only five of tho -British officers
who fought at Waterloo were nlive
when the seventy-fourth anniversary
of the buttle came around, on the
18th of last June, says an exchange.
They are Gen. George Whichcoto
(as Lieutenant of Fifty-second Light
Infantry); Genernl the Earl of
Alberinarlo (as ensign of Fourteenth Regiment); Liout.-Col.W. Hewett
(as Captain of the Third Battalion
Fourteenth Regiment); and Major
Basil Jackson (as Lieutenant of
Royal Staff Corps),
A Berlin Judge the other day,
when addressing a locksmith who appeared as witness, spoko as follows
—"I should have thought you would
dissuade your workmen from going
to law for such a trifle." Witness
—"That's what 1 did 1 I said, 'Children'said I, the clerk at tho lawyer's
will take your coat, and tho lawyer
will strip you of your shirt; and aa
for the Judge, why, man, he'll skin
you alive !' You see I talked sensibly to the folks, like that; but it
was all of no use,"
Ono of the bust features of the St,
John, N. Ji., summer carnival, which
will open on the *__ticl inst. and bo
continued for ten days, will bo nn
electric exhibition—a novelty in
Canada. All the leading electric
manufacturing companies of the
United States intend exhibiting
their specialties, and special attention will be given to the various
methods of electric lighting. Tho
maritime provinces have never before attempted anything of this kind
on so large a scale, und it is gratifying to learn that the whole affair
promises to be a grand success.
Reports from Central America
are to the effect that war is imminent between Costa Rica and Nicar-
fton-    nvAP    nnnal     matters.      Costa
Rica agreed to tho joint arrangement
with Nicaragua and the canal company, but since then a new party
has attained power in Costa Rica
which proposes to break up tho
bargain at cost of war. It will, not
do for factions in these little republics to impede progress by playing nt
cross purposes. A bargain is a bargain with a government, and theso
revolutionists may need to bo taught
that fact in international dealings.—
Ex.   •
Tho women employed in counting
the notes in the treasury of Washington are apt, it is said, to havo
ulcerations on tlie fingers and on the
hoad. The explanation now given
is that the disorder is duo to the arsenic in tho coloring niatter of tho
notes. For moistening tlieir fingers
the counters have at hand a vessel
with n damp sponge, and tlio water
therein becomes in time charged
with the coloring matter, and therefore with arsenic. In order to
scratch the head or smooth the hair
the hands are wont to be raised
there. Hence tho ulcers in thnt
part of the body.
Judiquo, Cape Breton, ten miles
from Port Hawkesbury, can bost of
having some of the largest, handsomest and ablest men in the province of Nova Scotia. For example,
Duncan Chisholm, of Long Point,
Judique, is only 24 years of age ami
by actual measurement stand's Oft. 0'
inches in his stocking feet. His
father, Colin Chisholm, stands 0 ft.
G inches in his stocking feet. James
McDonald, of Judique Bank, 92
years of age, has been fishing this
season up to tho present time and
also does his own farming. Although being in a position to hire
help lie prefers doing tlie work himself, and is hale and hearty  to day.
It appears that the high hat as a
nuisance at the theatre is no new
thing. As loni' ago ns 1820 managers circulated handbills making
this pertinent demand : "Ladies are
respeetfully yet earnestly requested
to take off their bonnets during the
performance. It is trusted that
their ready compliance with a request so reasonable and so easily
granted, and by whicli even they
themselves will be so much bene,
fited, will render it unnecessary to
request the interference of managers." Now, whero is the manager
who will daro to issuo such a pro-
nuneiamento 1 And where, oh where,
are the dames and damsels who
would heed the injunction 1—Ex.
John I,. Sullivan says he will
never enter the ring again under
any consideration. Ho says ho has
done his share of slugging during
his rather brief career in tho fistic
arena nnd he wants no more of it.
He certainly does not intend to fight
the California negro for the simple
reason that he considers it entirely
too degrading for a white man to
place himself on an equality with n
niggor. Concluding, lie remarked
he had got a more effective thumping in his contest with Kilrain tbau
ever in his life before. Owing to a
dislocation of of tlie knuckle on the
right linger of the left hand, which
occurred in tho seventh round, ho
was compelled to make the remainder of the light almost single-handed.
Few educational enterprises have
yielded larger results for tho amount
invested than the Egyptian exploration fund, says a cotemporary, Ex-
ponding annually since 1883 botween §7,000 anil §8,000, it lias
discovered or disclosed the following interesting sites: Pittrom (the
treasuro city of Exodus i. 11). I.los-
heti Tahpanhes (tlie Daphnra of the
Greeks.), the city of Onais, Zoan,
Am, Nnukratis, and latest, of nil,
liubastis (the l'i-1'osetti of the
scriptures). These discoveries have
boon conducted in a thoroughly
scientific manner and have yielded
rich rosults regarding the sciences,
arts, aud industries of past ages,
thn early sources of Greek history,
and particularly biblical and secular
history.
It is sad to think, say's an ex
change, that many of the novels
which have won tlio admiration of
tho world huye been produced by
Wilkie Collins, tha great English
novelist, whilo ho was enduring
agonies which would drive a weaker
man to the hospital. The gout, aa
exquisite a pain ao the tooth-ache,
but more continuous, attacks him,
not only in the hands nnd feet—
where it is bad enough— imt in tho
eyes. It is impossiblo to imagine
such tortures. But in spite of them,
and sometimes during them, Wilkio
Collins goes on with his work, and
finds relief in forgetting himself in
the scenes of fiction. Never onco
has ho fulled to keep liis contracts
with the publishers. Never once
has hiB copy beon delayed,
Tho supremo folly of narrow
streets, says an exchange, is seon in
the enlargement, at an immense cost,
of St. Lawrence Main street, Montreal, one of the most important
thoroughfares of that city. The Star
considers the widening of tho street
one of tho greatest improvements
that havo ovor taken placo in Montreal. The buildings to bo erected
on tho sido on which tho expropriation has taken place, aro  all,   it io
provided by law, to be substantial
and at least three storeys in height
The wist of the improvement will
be large, but the money will be well
spent. The city might have been
saved it, however, if tbe streets had
been sufficiently wide at the begin
ning. T'licre is some excuse for an
old city like Montreal, but, for now
places, there is none.
In Persia boys and girls never
play together. Even at home tbe
inferiority of the girls is insisted on,
just as muoh by the mother as by
the father. The littlo girls have to
invito playmates uf thoir own, but
their games are never lively ones.
They generally prefer to sit by
themselves under the shade of mulberry or pomegranate trees in the
garden (which usually is laid out in
tho courtyard surrounded on all
sides by houses or high walls) and
listen to fairy tales which their
mothers and nurses can loll them
vory interestingly, indeed. While
there is very little companionship
or lovo between brothers and sisters,
there is no quarreling and no fighting, aitlier, between them; and the
boys, whilo thinking themselves
above the girls, show them many
little kindnesses.—Ex.
At the apex of tho Princo of
Wales' crown, it is stated, is a very
curious feather, or rather a tuft of
featlii'i s, each ti p of which is adorned
with a gold tassel, This feather
is the only one of the kind in tho
world, and is worth about ten thousand pounds, It took twenty years
to got it, and caused the death of
more than a dozen hunters. The
bird from whose tail the feathers
are plucked is called the feriwah—a
sort of creature of the Paradise
species, but tho rarest kind. To
obtain the tail-feather in its full
beauty, it is necessary to pluck it
out of the living bird, as instantly
after death the leather becomes
lustreless. What makes the pursuit
of the feriwah so dangerous is that
the bird always inhabits the haunts
of tigers, and seems to have some
strange affinity for those terrible
brutes,
A Paris despatch to the London
Times, says that it is becoming generally believed in Paris that the
Eiffel tower causes thunderstorms,
and the weather for the preceding
two weeks was the stormiest known
in the French capital for yoars. A
Paris letter to the Nuw York Tribune snys practically the same filing.
Coincident with the existence of
the tower, it is said, there has been
a marked climatic alteration. The
scientists have said nothing on the
subject as yet, but the people of the
city arc beginning to believe that M.
Eilici's iron steeple has a good deal
to do with the extraordinary sultriness and the frequent thunderstorms. Should this be so, suggests
an exchange, it might be worth
while erecting similar structures iu
some of the desert regions of tho
earth which man is so desirous of
utilizing for agricultural purposes.
A. T. Gills, of Boissevain,Man., haa
been arrested for arson, tt ia alleged
that bo fired Ilia store on tlio night of
the 8th inst, tho stock being heavily
insured. Ho was tnken to Brandon
jail.
■ A valuable fact is mentioned by
Prof. Denton as having occurred in
his investigations showing tho necessity of good lubrication for Blide
vaives. He states that in a locomotivo he had cut down the supply of
oil to tho valves from one pint in 75
miles to one pint in 160 miles—the
result of this change being that, as
soon as the valves got hot two men
could not hold the reversing lever in
place when the oatch was taken out
of the notch.
The second visit of the Shah of
Persia to England will scarcely
excite the curiosity of the first, but
it will be viewed with considerable
moro of apprehension and alarm.
Red Cloud or Spotted Tail could
not convert a Washington hotel into a scene of more painful disorder
than the Persian monarch leaves
behind him in the palaces
which he has inhabited,
Along with those unfragrant
memories of his earlier visit, and
the extremely unfavorable impression it mode of Oriental civilization, are somo reminisoences of
Oriental wisdom, such as the Shah's
refusal to witness the Derby, upon
the ground that it was already
known to him that one horse ran
faster than another. London society, however, is about ns sorely in
need of amusement as anybody of
equal numbers in the world, and
quite as unscrupulous in the means
of supplying this need. If the Shah
succeeds in amusing London for a
week, he will, for the purposes of
London, have ful filled his mission.—
N. Y., Times.
The wedding season in India is
now at its height, writes Frank G.
Carpenter to an American cotemporary, from Bombay. I have seen
wedding processions by the dozen
in evory town I have visited, and 1
have had a fair chance to note some
of the peculiarities of the Hindoo
marriages. India has tho youngest
brides and grooms in the world.
The grooms I have seen have in no
case been over fifteen, and some of
the brides were apparently only
just weaned. By the Hindoo law
o woman should bo married before
sho reaches the ago of puborty,
which hero is at twelvo. Most
girls are betrothed before they are
six, and in a wedding procession at
Agra I Baw a little bridegroom of
perhaps ten years gorgeously dressed
in cloth of gold, and with heavy
gold bracelets on his wrists and
ankles, sitting in a wedding chair
with a littlo baby girl of not over
two who lay asleep at the
other end of tho chair while
tho procession moved onward.
Her sleep was heavy and she had
probably been drugged with opium.
This was a marriage of two wealthy
families and lho wedding procession
was very grand. In the case of
baby marriages, the child is often
brought up by her own parents, and
she only comes to her mother-in-
law's house when she has got old
enough to learn housekeeping, which
is at the age of ten or elevon years.
In somo cases, however, sho goes at
onco to the liouse of her mother-in-
law, and is brought up by her, often
being made to do the drudgery of
the houso and absolutely subject to
her husband's mother.
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Weekly Britisli Oolmto.
Wcilm'SMliiy Morning, July li, 1880.
Lateiffelfiil
Press Despatches.
New York, July 20.—It is reported
that Sir J ulian Baunceforte, who sailed
for Europe to-day on the Etruria, car-
with him a rough draft of an agreement between Grnnt Britain and
United States covering the Canadian
nnd Behring Sea questions, which will
bo submitted to Lord Salisbury for
consideration nnd suggestion.
New York, July 20.—Charlie Mit-
oholl sailed for England to-day on the
s.s.Etruria, undwithhim wentthe§250
that Norris. of Mississippi, has beon
seeking, Uluii'io did not appear to bo
afraid ai arrest fnr he sauntered down
the pier lo the steamship as ouoloy n.i
if ho never knew detectives. Miteholl
said hu was glad to get homo, and
never, witli tho holp of God, would lm
come tu tins "blustnd" country again.
He was accompanied by his wifo and
Pony Moure,
Minneapolis, July 20.—The representatives of un English syndicate,
who have been in tliis city over a
month, inspecting flour mills, have
finally completed negotiations for tlie
purchnso of a lino of elevators. The
prico paid is said to bo about livo million dollars.
A-UuyuisiiQUE, N. M., July 20. -A
sheriffs passu and a band of horso
thioves had a fight yostorduy. The
leader of the band was shot dead and
two of the thieves captured.
Waksaw, Ind., July 20.—Mrs.
Martha Dunks, was arrested and
charged with murder last night. Her
husband Daniel was also arrested as
an accessory. Danks, who recently
becamo a religious crank, compelled
his wife to strangle their fifteen
months old child as a sacrifice, claiming tho Almighty had promised to resurrect the child.
ParivEksbuhci, W. Va., July 20.—
In addition tu the seven persons
drowned in n Kanawha valley flood
yesterday, twu more are reported today nt Pond Creek, together with a
child. It was the most disastrous
storm iu years. Every bridgo in the
lower part of the country is gone.
The crops are destroyed and scores
of houses and barns are swept away.
Grapton, Dakota, Jnly 20.—Reports from the North West and alung
the Dakota line state that the crops
are in a bad shape, the farmers are
destitute, and many families are famine stricken and sick.
Topeka, Kansas, July 20.—Owing
to the decision of the supreme court,
just rendered, declaring Eminence
the legal county seat of Garfield county
a state war is feared. The people
of Ravanna, the present county capi-
tol, propose to resist the removal of
the county records and have
heavily armed to prevent an attack
upon tho court house.
San Francisco, July 20.—A caso ol
forgery, disappearance and supposed
suicide was developed to-day. Frank
L. Bailey, a young Snn Dicgnn, oame
to this city in the early part of tho
month ami took up his abode at tho
Lick house. Ho forged u letter ou
Anthony Sweeney, proprietor of tho
Lick liouse bar, and presented the same
to Sweeney's stook broker. On tho
strength of it sales were made and
Bailey, pocketing, it is said, over two
thousand dollars, disappeared on Wednesday last. Ou Thursday letters wero
found dated Tuesday in Bailey's room,
in whicli ho statod he was about tu
commit suicide by drowning, placing
weights to his body so that it would
nevor rise from the bottom of the sen.
Edinburo, July 20.—Tho freedom
of the city was conferred upon Parnell
to-day with impressive ceremonies.
Much enthusiasm was manifested for
the Irish leader as ho passed through
the streets un his way to the ceremony,
and was he heartily cheered by the vast
crowds. In his speech of acknowledgement, Mr. Parnell referred to
the trial at London, and said if he had
known that the conditions of the trial
were suoh as to block enquiry into the
Pigott conspiracy he would never
htve entered the court. He asserted
that the clue to the forgeries waa established by accident, and not through
any investigation of the special com-
commission.
London, July 20.—Mr. Damala,
Sarah Bernhardt's huiband, has been
■ent to a private asylum suffering from
melancholia and threatened insanity,
the result of excessive indulgence in
the morphine habit.
London, .July 20.— The international anti-slave congress opens at Lucerne August 4th, Cardinal Livigerie
will preside, and services will be held
duly. Forty negro slaves, who hive
been redeemed by the missions of Contral America, will chant prayers in the
Roman Catholic-cathedral. The congreu will be composed chiefly of Roman Oatholio priests. Cardinal Lavigerie has been recommended by the
Pope to a number of the cardinals aa
his successor in the Vatican.
St. Petkrsburu, July 20.—The
Grand Duke Constantine, the czar's
uncle, has lost his power of apeech by
■ stroke of paralysis.
Liverpool, July 20.—The cotton
warehouses on Grundy atreet were
burned to-day.   Uis $300,000.
London, July 20.—At 3 o'olook thia
morning the shrieks of a woman were
heard near St. George's buildings in
Whitechapel distriot. A few minutei
after the police caught a man running
away with a knife in hia hand. The
police then entered the building and
found a woman's body terribly mutilated. It is believed that the perpetrator of all Jack the Ripper's murders haa been oaptured at last.
London, July 20.—The man who
surrendered to the police yesterday hai confessed he committed the
crimes attributed to "Jack the Ripper."
He says liis name is William Brodio.
To-day he told a magistrate his confession wus true. The magistrate remanded him for a week.
London, July 20.—At 2 o'clock
this morning a murderous attack was
made on a woman on the Surroy side
of the Thames, about 2 miles from
Whitechapel and on the opposite side
of the river. The man was armed
with n knife and tho police, attracted
by the shrieks of the woman, arrived
on the scene in time to capture the
would-be assassin. They locked up
tho woman and man. The woman
may recover. Tho identity of tho
man is not established, but hopos are
entertained he may bo tho "Ripper."
London, July 20. In view of tho
delicate health of Queen Victoria, she
io making arrangements by whicli the
Princo of Wales will relieve her of
much of her labor on slate documents.
The prince, in case he UBSiimed tho
throne and now responsibilities, wishes, it is said, to'take tho title of
Prince Regent and lo have the use of
Buckingham palace and Windsor
castlo, the 1)110011 retiring to the palaces of Osborno and Balmoral. In the
event of tins arrangement being carried out, Prince Albert Victor would
obtain Marlborough Houso.
Oaiuo, July 20. —Niid-Ei-.lumi ami
tho Dorvisheti occupy tt good position at
Wady Haifa. The Dervislies hnve been
reinforced. The British troopa at Assouan number 155. This is thought
sufficient to resist an attack of tlie Dor
vishes.
Edinijukoh, July 20.—At a meeting
presifJcd uvor by Lord Aberdeen there
was great enthusiasm, tho largo body
rising to their feot anil yelling.' The
following letter from Mr. Glndstone wna
read: "The time has not yet arrived
for detailing the memorable experience
of Mr. Parnell for tho last two years.
I believo that experience to bo unparalleled in the history of British statesmen in parliament for the lust two centuries. I consider the Parnellites to
be In a sense a conservative restorative
force of great value to the peace of Ireland and tho honor of England, while
the tyranny of the government has
deepened the aversion of Ireland."
New York, July 20.—News comes
from many points throughout the
country of destructive storms that have
prevailed within the last thirty-six
hours. Ohio snd West Virginia have
Buffered severely. A grand electrical
display accompanied the the downpour
in Chicago, where torrents of rain
flooded the lower storeys of many
business houses, and did grent damage
to property. ThVatmospheric disturbances extended from Grand Forks,
Nub., to Now Orleans. Many persons
woro struck by lightning, and houses
and barns burned. The damage in the
neighborhood of this city wns not
great, though two slight railroad washouts, occurred. Despatches from West
Virginia state that the cloud burst
completely flooded Little Kanawha
valley, destroying many lives nnd carrying off thousands of dollars worth of
property. The village of Mornstown
wns completely destroyed. Houses
wore picked up by tho whirling wind
and dashed against ench other, giving
the inhabitants no chanco to escape.
London, July22.—William O'Brien,
through his counsel, will move for a
new trial libel suit against Salisbury
on the ground that the jury that returned the verdict in favor of tho premier wero misdirected.
London July 22.—The British
iron b s. Altemicsaig, from Iloilo for nn
American port with 11 cargo of sugar,
struck the Isle of Palawan and will
probably be a total loss. The crew
was saved and have arrived at Manila.
Tho American ship Rosie Welt, Oapt.
Welt, from Newcastle, N. S.W., for
Singapore, has been wrecked in Bramble Bay straits.
Constantinople, July 22.—The
Cretan insurgents havo seined the
town of Yurmus Cedonia and have expelled tbe town officers and set fire to
tho public building. The rebels have
taken refuge in Retyme.
Pesth, July 22.—Four hundred
houses were burned in the town of
Puks.   Many children are missing.
London, July 22.—Russian troops
aro concentrating on the Turkish
frontier.
New York, July 22.—The str.
Alene trom Hayti, arrived to-day.
The captain roports that Hippolyte
made several efforts to capture Port au
Prince but was repulsed each time by
Legitime's warriors. Hippolyte has
retreated to Crois de Banquets.
New York, July 22.- John L. Sullivan is still in town. Editor Arthur
Luniley, of the New York Illustrated
News, said to a united press reporter
to-day, that the big fellow waa not
likely to leave for Boston for at least
a couple of dayi, The 820,000 atake
money, said Lumley, will not be paid
him to-day, but he will probably receive it during the week, Al. Cridge,
the stake holder, it now at Long
Branch and ao, alio, ii Muldoon.
Cridge waa anxioua to pay over the
money on Friday, but those interested
in the disposal of the stakes said there
wai no need of hurrying. Sullivan has
already received 84,800, and of thii
sum $1000 was hii bet with Kilrain on
entering the ring, and $3,600 being hii
share of the excursion money. When
the stake money is disposed uf Sulli-
vin will receive $10,000, which will
bring up the total receipta to $14,000.
Hia backers will receive the other 810,-
000, which will be divided aa follows:
$2000 to Billy Muldoon for hia trouble
and labor in training the slugger; to
the Illustrated News one half; Charlie
Johnson one quarter and Jim Wakely
one quarter. Sullivan will also make
Muldoon, to whom he owea hia success, a preient which it ii nid will be
nothing leu than a $1000 bill.
New Bedford, Mass., July 22.—
The itoamer Lorenzo D. Baker, of
Boston, with fruit consigned from Boston to Point Antonio, Java, was burned
at sea. The crew was rescued by the
whaler Franklin and landed to-day,
Lou of steamor $00,000; cargo $10,-
000. Capt. Wiley of the atr. Baker
uyi he left Port Antonio, Jamaica,
January 10th, had 6 cabin passengers
and 21 officers and seamen, 27 souls
in all. At mid-night on tho 15th, in
latitude 38 east, 15 north; longitude
61 east, 49 west, fire broke out in the
engino room. Tho engineer was unable to get at tlie pumps and ordered
tho fire buckets lo be UBed. The fire,
gained -steadily nnd compelled him
to tako to boats and the lifo raft. Two
firemen were drowned trying to roach
tho small boat. The burning ship
floated away and burned to the water's
edge. The crow wero only afloat a
fow hours when picked up by the
whaler Franklin.
Cleveland, Ohio, July 22. — At
Edgerton, yesterday, Hiram Hondley
shot and killed his wifo and father-in-
law. He attempted the lives of his
mother-in-law and wife's sister, nnd
then suicidod. Mra. Hoadloy had lett
her husband on nccount of domestic
troubles.
San Francisco, July 22.-W. H.
Hurt, chief attorney for Floronco
Blythe, returned from Los Angelos
this morning where ho had gono tu obtain possession of u wili, said to have
been left by Thomas lilytho, whoso
estate isnow being contested inthe probate court. Hart when spoken to
by the postal press reporter would not
ciy whethor he hnd the will or copy oE
it, bnt from thu evidence in his possession lie issaliBtiedhecnupi'OvethafJBly-
tho's will and the adoption papers of
Florence Blythe woro in existence I
after the millionaire's death.
San Francisco, July 22. — The
whaling bark Lagodn arrived from the
Arctic this morning. Shu left early
in May and is the lirst ono tu get in.
Sho reports good weather, plenty of
whales, and the prospects good for a
fine catch.
Winnipeo, July 22.—A heavy ey-
cluuo is reported to have passed over
Deloraine yosterday.    No particulars.
ArciiLAND, July 22,—Advices from
Samoa report all quiet there.
London, July 22.—At Deiniresob,
near Adrianuple, Russian agents are
collecting soldiers who desert from the
Bulgarian army at different points
along tho frontier. The Russians pny
them liberally, givo them alluring
promises of early employment, and
thus encourage deserters nil over Bulgaria. Just what object the Russians
seek tu accomplish by this manoeuvre
is not quite clear. The matter has
boen brought to the attention of the
Bulgarian representative at St, Petersburg, with instructions to request an
explanation.
London, July 22.—Eight hundred
Britiah troops have been sent from
Cairo to Assouan.
New York, July 22.—Among the
arrivals from Europe this morning by
the Aurianin was Emery Taust, United
States consul at the Congo. He is
absent from his post on a thirty days
leave, being convalescent from a serious nttnok of Congo fevor, from which
for a time his recovery was doubtful.
He sails again August 21st, when he
will explore thoroughly the upper Congo in the interest of the U. S. government, devoting probably two years to
the task. He brings with him an extensive report on the Lower Congo,
which he has thoroughly explored.
Many interesting faots will appear in
the report.
London, July 22.—Besides Labou-
chere, the only othor member of tho
royal grants committee who refuses
to sign tho committee's report is Mr.
Bart, the radical mombor of Morpeth.
Despite this practical unanimity, however, the report is certain to arotisu
the most violent storm ngninst the
royal family that has been known in
England for a century, and one result
is sure to be tho prolongatiun of the
presont parliament into the end of August.
New York, July 23.—Sentenco of
death was passed to-day on the murderers Charles Gibben und Henry
Carhiton, August 3rd, being the date
fixed. There are nuw live condemned
murderers to be executed here on thnt
day. They aro John Lewis (colored),
James Nolan, Patrick Packevham,
Charles Gibben and Henry  Carleton.
Paris, July 23.—An order was issued by the high court of justice today, depriving Gen. Boulanger and
Count Dillon of their civil and political rights in France, and declaring
them inillegible for election  to  any
coroner's jury returned  a  verdict  of
"accidental death."
Tho Biiilboat "Go it," owned by D.
Maolntosli, and a row boat owned T>y
Capt. Urquhart, were Btulen on Saturday night, it ia supposed, by opium
smugglers and taken over to tho
Sound.
John Begg, had an arm badly crushed yesterday whilo coupling cars at
Russell station.
Tho foot race, 300 yards, between
Watson nnd Irving, was won by Wat-
sun by 5 yards in 35' seconds.
Victoria, July 23.—Tho Britisli
schooner Wanderer arrived yesterday
afternoon with over five thousand Beal
skins. The Wanderer was sent north
to bring down tho catch of the ilect.
The people on the Wanderer are reticent nnd information is difficult tu
glean. The skins were transfered to the
Wanderer the hitler pait of June at
Sauoy Point. The British sealing
fleet was to havo immediately gono into Behring Sen. All lhc skins woro
caught outside Behring Sen. They
weru sent down by tlie Wanderer so
ns to avoid the capture of the vessels.
The revenue cutter Rush wns at Sandy
Point closely watching tlio move-
mohts of tho Schooners. Sho took up
ordois from Ihu owners of Arneiicnn
schooners for tho captains to keep out
of Behring Sea. Sealing men hero ex-
poet there will bu some seizures, but
not many. Thoro is only one culter
and she cannot patrol tho whole of
Behring Sea. When she makes a
capture she will have to put 11 prize
crew aboard and therefore could not
handle nl! uf the sealing schooners in
the sen. Several sealing captains beforo leaving here made some rather
wild talk of residence, but it ia generally til, unlit it wns but talk. How-
evor, no little anxiety is felt for further news from the disputed sen. The
following schooner! are reported. W.
P. Snyward 458, Arid 238, Sapphire
610, Black Diamond 283, Maggie Mac
630, Annie C. Moore 489, Juunita 32,
Theresa, 198, Viva 872, Puthfinder
558, Walter L. Rich 823, Venture 317.
The catch uf tho American schooners
was about as follows: Lily L 520,
Bessie Butler 260, Mollie Adams 500,
Saudiego 100, Fowler 500, AllieE.
Alger 253, J. H. Lewis 242. The
Wanderer brought down the captain
and two of the crew of the American
schooner Webster. The Webster was
cast away 011 the northern coast and
became a total wreck. She was own
ed by Seattle parties. No lives were
lost. The balance of the crew were
transferred to the schooner Mollie
Adams. Two men belonging to the
schooner Adele of Oklohnma stole a
hoat and deserted. Itis believed they
joined somo other vessel. The Victoria Bchooner Lily was spoken on the
return trip with 25 Beal skins and four
otters. The Triumph was also spuken
recently with 200 Bkins.
London, July 23.—Tho people of
Hawarden propose to erect a monument in commemoration of the golden
wedding of Mr. and Mrs.   Gladstone.
FROM VICTORIA.
Special to tbo Columbian.
Victoria. July 20.— Yesterday afternoon the wife of the cook of the
Driard houie made an attempt to commit micide by iwallowing the contents
of a large bottle of medicine. The
doctor who was summoned Immediately took meant to lave the woman's
life by hypodermic injections and the
use of emotics. The woman was resting easily in the afternoon at her residence, View street, above Douglas. A
bottle was prescribed by Dr. Hall, to
be taken in amall dotes, and was taken
by her. The woman has an uncontrollable temper and made an attempt
to murder her huiband aome daya ago.
The cook at the hotel atatet the woman
did not intend to commit auicide, but
pretended to drink the mediolne, Instead of swallowing it the threw the
fluid in the grate.
J. N. Muir hat brought an aotion
for libel againat S. D. Pope, tuperin-
tendent of education; also it il understood an injunction has been aaked
Mr by Mr. Muir restraining the latter
from taking away his (Mr. Muir's) certificate to teach in the province. The
alleged libol is said to be contained in
a letter written by the superintendent
to the plaintiff.
Viotoria, July 22.—Mrs. James
Blair, aged 35, died thia morning in an
epileptio tit.
A littlo girl, daughter of a farmer
living five miles from this city, was
■calded to death thii morning.   The
R. J. ARMSTRONG,
P-]A,Ti_!-i  Z-T
hoice Family Groceries!
FINEST CREAMERY BUTTER A SPECIALTY.
___atorad.or Uerring-s,
.IvdZac-zerel,, Salt Cod.,
Aimour's TJ_nc. ___Zar_nG.
-__.rr_io"u.r"s TJnc- Bacon..
_Tlo*u.r. Bran. S_no_*ts-
-STHIGHEST PRICES PAID FOR FARM PRODUCE.
noidwiy Scoullar-Armstrong Block, Columbia St
CHILDREN ENJOY
The pleasant flavor, gentle action and
soothing effects of Syrup of Figs, when
in need of a laxative and if the father or
mothor bo costivo or bilious the most
gratifying results follow itB use, so that
it is tho best family remedy known and
overy family should have a bottle.
It. C. Provincial Exposition
Subscription Fund.
For the purpose of raising a fund to
contribute towards thu patriotic and
worthy object of making the next annual provincial fair, to be held in this
city, a grand and unprecedented success,
the undersigned agree to contribute tho
sums opposite their respective names (to
be paid into the association or to trustees
competent to receive tho same, on or before 6 months from the date of the last
provincial exhibition, and to bo applied
to preparing exhibition grounds and
buildings in tiic city, for increasing the
amount offered in prizes, and for furthering the exhibition in other ways):
Sharpe „ Paine, Lulu Island...   10 00
I, P Eckstein   10 00
KW Armstrong  10 00
_  R Glover.    10 00
Walker- Shadwell    10 00
Claud Hamber.    10 00
Peter Grant.   10 00
A  J Hill    10 00
Oapt A Grant   10 00
J B  Macdouell    10 00
W O Loyo    10 00
F G Strickland  23 00
Gilley Bros  20 00
S H Webb   25 00
T Cunningham  90 00
Henderson Bros, Chilliwhack.    10 00
A B Wintemute    10 00
Per Ex-Mayor Dickinson 212 85
Annie M Jaques   10 00
Jas Cunningham  50 00
Grant & Hagstrom  20 00
J W Sexsmltii   HO 00
Rov J H White    10 00
B Douglas 100 00
K S Scoullar 4Co   65 00
W C Coatham  25 00
T M Cunningham  25 00
A K Hand  2-i 00
Ackerman llros,  SO 00
Reid _ Currio  25 00
H T Read _ Co   50 OO
W H Thibaudeau  15 00
Grant * Maolure   10 OO
Ogle, Campbell - Co   20 00
MIIIM1RIPTIOM PAID.
Tup. Columiiian.. 1100 00
WJ Armstrong   80 00
G D Brymner  20 00
Stewart * Cash  25 00
George Turner  10 00
Young * Terhune  10 00
Terhuns * Co  10 00
A DesBrlsny    15 00
P Btlodeau  10 00
Next I
Wholesale city Market
Beef,     per 100 lbs. I 4 00 8 4 55
Pork            "  7 501 8 60
Mutton         "  8 00 @ 9 00
Potatoes,new"        100®
Cabbage       "        50$ 100
Onions        "  100S 150
Wheal.          "  150 lOOO
Oats             "        1251
Peas             "        1601 2 00
Hay,       per ton  12 00 a 16 00
Butter (rolls) por tb  0 25 9 0 80
Cheese,           "   0 14$ 015
Eggs,      per doi  0 20$    26
Cordwood (retail) per ouid  8 00(14 00
Apples, per box  80(8 180
HUeslgr'nlper 100 lbs  4J»S 6 00
"    (dry)       "  6*0 8 0 00
Wool, perib  69    10
meteorological Beport (Ur Week Ending
July mm, 188*.
MAX.   MIN.   BAIN
Sunday 75.0 66.0
Monday 72.0 69.0
Tuesday 78.0 59.0
Wednesday 81.0 68,0
Thursday 81.0 58.0
Friday 81.0 6M
Snturdny 81.0 66.0
Clear and warm,
A, Pk-lk, Capt'n,
DIRECT IMPORTERS k DIMES IN
HIG-H-CLASS
DRY GOODS
 ___T_5	
GROCERIES
Cor. Columbia & Mary Sts.
RAND BROS.
Real Estate,
Insurance and Financial
ACSrE-DXTTJS-
OPFICBS:
NEW WESTMINSTER, Tm^n0.^*0
VANCOUVER,
CORNER CORDOVA  AND
ABBOTT STREETS.
—AND—
ANDERSON BLOCK.
GRANVILLE STREET.
LONDON, ENG. -o7 cannon st.
Farming Lands ^Town Lots
OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS FOR SALE,
Business Property.
Lot facing on Columbia and Front Sts,,
tn central portion of the city; several
buildings bring good rent-_*-82,000.00.
Let 4, Block 7, near Lytton Square,
66x132 feet, fronting on Columbia and
Front Sts.—(6,000.00.
Corner Lot on Columbia St., 33x66 feet—
$4,000.00,
Also—Lot and Building with stook of
Ooods. one of the belt business stands
in the city.
ImprovedResidential Property
Lot 15, Block 13; two houses rented at
paying figures—(4,600.00.
House and Lot on Lone St., near Col-
umbia-*1250.00.
Lota 4, 5 ft 6, Block 19; good house,
garden, kc; choice residence property
-16,280.00.
Corner Lot on Columbia St.; fenced and
cleared-(1500.00.
House and Lot on Columbia St.; one of
the finest residence! in the city—$7,-
000,00.
House and Lot on Royal Avenue, near
Douglas St.—$2,000.00.
House and 3 Lots, corner Royal Avenue
and St. Patrick's St.; no better residence site in the city—(10,000,00.
1 acre, with 7 houses, near tbe Park—
(6,000,00.
Vacant Residential Property.
Lot 1, Block 26; corner lot on Agnes SL5
fine residence site-(1200.00.
Lots on St. Andrew's St., near Queeati
Avenue—(500.00 each.
Lots on Montreal, Douglas and Halifax Sts., near Clinton St.; fine view,
and well situated—(350.00, (375.0ft
(500.00.
Lot on Melbourne St., near Clinton-
(300.00,
Lot 9, Sub-Block 10; fine residence lots-
(250.00.
Lots on Pelham St., near Mary—(600.10
each.
Lot on Pelham St., near St. Andrew'.;
fine site—(500.00.
Lot on St. John's St., near Melbourne-
(350.00.
Lot In St. Andrew's Square—(300.00.
Lots In Blook fronting on North Am
road; finest ohance in the market foi
residence or speculation—(125.00 •*<
(175.00.
Lots In Subdivision of Let 11, sub-Bloc
12-(60.00 to (125.00.
Lots in Subdivision of Lot 17, sub-Bloc
13—.160.00 eaoh.
Lots in Westminster Addition at (15,06
to (50,00.
dwaullte VOLUME S4.
WEEKLY BRITISH COLOMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, _. _., JULY 24, I860.
Weekly British Columbian
Wed-i'titny Morning, .Inly Hi. imm.
■There are indications that the
<a_or problem in the Southern States
at coming to a head. Indeed it
must be apparent to everyone who
_rs looked into the matter, that
things ennnot continue ns they
aro much longer. The black man
uid the white mau in the laud of
tiie "lost cause" cannot discover u,
modus vivendi, for the very simple
itason that the white man will not
admit that the black man has auy
-rights which he is bound to respect
The ultimatum is that the nej>ro
must be "relegated to his appropriate field of labor" and denied any
■hare in the government of the
eountry. Hitherto menus confessedly lawless havo been used to keep
colored men from voting und to
Jeep any votes they might cast
from being counted; nosv it is openly demanded that they be deprived'
ky law of the right to vote. A
daily paper has recently been established which mainly relies for
patronage upon its championship of
"the total elimination of the negro"
from all share in governing, and its
platform is almost universally approved by the press of the South.
She state of popular feeling may be
judged by the well accredited statement that to champion the cause of
tiie negro is to invite social ostra-
ejsm and business ruin. What tho
end is to be no man can tell; but it
ii evident that those who congratulated themselves on a "reconstructed Soutli" were a little too quick
with their rejoicing. Tho long
eritno of slavery is not yet expiated.
Tho United States senatorial
Bomt-ittee on trade relations with
Canada, which has recently been
industriously covering the frontier
country on both sides of the bound
ary line, and incidentally putting in
quite an agreeable vacation at the
expense of the American taxpayer,
_aa boen picking up a good deal of
miscellaneous information, which,
apart from the main question on
-which they (the senators composing
tiie committee) ostensibly sought
enlightenment, is well fitted to increase their respect for the resources
at thn Dominion generally, and of
this province in particular, if indeed
it. does not add fuel to the passion
_f thu American chronic annexationist, who has already manifested
such uu inordinate desire to gobble
the-Canadian "plum." The Canada
Itumberman devotes considerable
space to quotations from evidence
. gathered up at various points by the
senatorial committee aforesaid, from
which we reproduce a few extracts:
Mr. E. G. Ames, assistant general
manager of the Port Gamble mills,
informed the committee, among
ather things, that he thousht the fir
of British Columbia was of a sofier
and finer grain than Puget Sound
timber, and found a quicker salo in
the Australian market. To compete
with the British Columbia mills they
had to pick it out in grades. The
Australian market demanded a
higher grade of lumber than the
Ptiget Sound mills could supply.
The tariff on British Columbia lum-
fcer kept it out of their home market
and enabled them to compete with
it. Lumber going, from British
Columbia to Australia and the South
Sea Isles paid the same duty as from
"Washington Territory, as Australia
looked upon British Columbia as a
foreign country. If the capital in
the business was transferred to Britiah Columbia, where, he stated, they
had chonper land, cheaper labor, etc.,
_e thought the Sound country- would
soon bo a very dry place, as lumber
was the largest producing industry
in the country. Captain J. H. Lib-
bey, who has been on the Sound for
thirty years, and who is general
manager of a large Tacoma mill,
testified ns to the large output of
the British Columbia mills, and the
comparatively low wages. The British Columbia mills were as well supplied with timber so far as quantity
was concerned as those on Puget
Sound, while the average quality
was much better. About 50 per
cent, of the Puget Sound timber was'
sold in the American market. If
the duty waa taken of the lumber
■ imported into the United States,
the American mills would shut up
in 90 dnys. "Of course everybody
over the liritish lino wns in favor
of removing the export duties." He
thought the timber was much better
as you go north. Alaska cedar was
a growlh that far exceeded nnytliing.
on Puget Sound, cutting .'i0 per
cent, clear and almost equalling the
■red-wood of California. He concluded that if the lumber from British Columbia would ever be admitted
free of duty, it would be ruinous to !
the lumber interests of Pu:-»et Sonne!. ■
John Campbell, of the Port Blakely j
mill, testified, amongst other things,!
that it costs less to eut timber in j
the British possessions than on the |
Sound by from 50 to 75 cents per j
thousand   feet.    J.  II- HcDnnnld, j
president of the Lake Shore, Seattle
„ Eastern Railway testified that he
was in the lumber business, and
that last year he had sent 47,000,-
000 feet of logs to the mills. If
there was a removal of duty there
would be just that much less lumber
cut. He did not think any of the
Sound mills were then making any
money, and did not believe there
was any difference in wages on
either side of the line. In his opinion the Douglas fir was nearly as
strong as oak. At a session of the
senatorial committee held at Minneapolis, Minn., Mr. J. B. Bassett
testilied in favor of unrestricted free
trade with Oanada. He believed
that unrestricted commercial intercourse would be the best for Canadians as well as Minneapolitnns, not
only in lumber, but in everything
else. Major Geo. A. Camp, at the
same session, testified that "there is
no lumber in Canada so situated
that it can come in and compete
with tbe lumber in Minneapolis.
On tho Pacific coast, however, it is
different. There, the removal of the
tariff' would bring the lumber of
British Columbia into direct compe-
tion, and would be disastrous to the
lumbermen on the Pacific coast."
He said further : "My ideas of the
resources of that northern country
beyond the boundary aro that they
are far larger than is generally
thought. In my opinion the child
is already born that will live to see
the day when tho great wheat belt
of the world will be nortii of the
Hue of tho Canadian Paciiic road."
The members of the senatorial committee say that the general tendency
of the testimony wherever they have
gone has been in favor of reciprocity;
but it is hardly to be expected that
anything will bo done in that direction so long as the present pro
tective admiilistration remains in
power.  	
An American cotemporary
moved to remark, with very gc
reason, that the United States senate
will surely have on hand a large
stock of special information at its
next session. Ono of its committees
will report the results of its investigations in relation to the commercial and railway business of the
United States with Canada. The
field of enquiry from which it gains
its knowledge extends from Portland, Maine, to Victoria, B.C. Another senatorial committee will tell
what it knows, or rather what it
does not know, about irrigation,
and still another senate committee
is to examine into and report on tho
condition of the Indian tribos along
the northern boundary of Uncle
Sam's Dominions. Senator Dolph,
of Oregon, is chairman of this committee, which is now in Alaska interviewing the natives. This committee was authorized to examine
into the condition of the northern
Indians, but inore particularly those
residing ou ihe White Earth reservation in Minnesota. It wns also
made the duty of this committee to
examine into the affairs of the Indian agents and their assistants at
any of the agencies. The object of
this investigation is to find out
whether these agents have discharged their duties or abused their
authority in their business with the
Indians. Also, to find out whether
the annuities and other things to
which the Indians were entitled
have all been paid over and fairly
distributed according to law. It has
been reported that the agents convert a part of the provisions intended for the Indians to tlieir own use.
Complaints were placed beforo the
interior department during the past
administration, but no notion was
taken in regard to thein. The Indian agents in many cases seem lo
have been men who were unlit for
the position, and whose chief aim
was to defraud both the Indiansniul
the government. No doubt a great
amount of rascality will be unearthed by this committee if it discharges its duty, lt has ample
power to probe the matter to the
bottom, and the country has a right
to expect it to do so. This committeo will be able to suggest reforms
of advantage to both the Indians
and the government, It is to be
hoped that the American senate as
a body may profit, in an enlarged
mental vision and more common
sense, from these expensive little
jaunts of its members. That there
is "room for improvement" in several respects, all impartial observers
of the expressions and performances
of this honorable deliberative body
in the past will be ready to admit.
Sir Henry Loch, the newly appointed govornor of- Cape Colony, is
sixty-two years of age. His experience has been varied. He bus been
in the British navy, he hns been in
the army, lie linn acted as diplomatist
in China, and aa home secretary's
private secretary, and has r/orurnuil
for twenty years the one homo rulo
dependency in the Irish Sea—
the Isle of Mnn. His colonial experience was gained in "Victoria,
Australia.
Thnt slightly eccentric but undeniably able and woll posted man,
Ben. Butler, has been giving hia
views on annexation lately to his
countrymen, in an address delivered
at Colby College, Maine. As a
change from the average American
expression on the subject, Ben's utterances are refreshing, and contain
much truth, honestly and fearlessly expressed. With prophetic
vision, Ben looks (a little cross-eyed,
of course, but he "get there" just
the same) forward to the timo when
all the Englssh speaking nations of
the earth will form one vast combination, a "harmonious league against
the world." He claims that Oanada
has a fourth more land suitable for
wheat raising than the United
States; that while the average yield
of wheat per acre in the United
States is only twelve bushels, Manitoba produces twenty-seven bushels
per acre. Canada, he told his audience, has timber enough to supply
her own wnnts and supply any demands made by the United Statos
for a hundred years to come. The
greatest copper mines ill the world,
too, were in Oanada. General Butler believes that the general course
of settlement is, and will continue
to be, to the west and northwest,
and, as the republic has a fixed line
at the north, the great tide of emigration, which is still flowing to the
northwest, has a tendency to flow
over into Oanada, whero the settlers
find a congenial climate and a congenial people. General Butler contended that a cold climate wns necessary lo produce the highest development of the human species, that in
warm countries, where nature's products grow in tropical luxuriance,
the "men and women who make the
energetic life blood of tho nation"
are not produced. He argues that
in a climate where a man can get
enough to live on comfortably without any exertion, lie will probably
stop when that point is reached
and consider exertion unnecessary.
He contends that the reason the
Southern States do not increase as
fast in population and wealth as the
more northern part of tho union is
on account of that inexorable law of
nature which says that "no men are
lit for anything but those who must
work in order to eat and be warm."
The men in the northern portion of
the United States and Canada do
not deteriorate, because the climatic
conditions are such as to compel
everybody to work in order to keop
body and soul together, and the land
is of sufficient fertility to yield
bountifully for the labor expended
in its cultivation. General Butler
thinks that the climate, soil, timber,
mineral wealth, furs, fisheries, and
the hardy and progressive spirit of
her people all render the annexation
of Canada desirable, and negotia
tions should be commenced right ■
awny, tlio general thinks. He urge;,
however, that approaches must be
made carefully, and in a spirit of
friendship. The negotiations should
have only one idea in common, that
is how England, Canada, and the
V nited States can best be brought
together. Negotiations should bo
commenced, he thinks, for the purpose of uniting Oanada and the
United States in a business and
commercial union, leaving Great
Britain until the time arrives when
her safety or interest induces her to
come into the compact with Canada
and tho United States. Ben winds
up by giving his "prophetic vision"
full swing, and indulging in some
Hourishing^ibout the invincible combination which the great triple alliance of English-speaking peoples
would present to the rest of the
world. With his military instinct
yetting the bettor of him, the redoubtable ex-soldier nnd general
shouts, "Europo and Asia combined
would not dure to attack such a
combination 1 Such a union could
dictate the policy of tho world !" A
lorious outlook, a tempting prospect, certainly; but for all practical
purposes1 we believe that tho English-speaking nations are onu now,
in the event of any serious crisis
necessitating thu "standing off" of
Europo and Asia. Time will surely
bring them nearer together, if no
rash and premature attempts are
made to tie them in formal and irksome bonds. In tho meantime, we
are glad to acknowledge the increased appreciation, respect and
affection which our American neighbors aro manifesting towards "tho
greater half of the continent."
Children Cryfor Pitcher's Castoria.
Ool. Elliott JF. Shepard, of the
Mail and Express, asks : "Can an
editor be a Christian I" When it
comes to tho point that an editor
himself fas doubts on this matter,
things begin to look pretty serious,—
Ex.
Montana intends to adopt tho
majority rule ill juries. In future
Montana criminals, from murderers
to horso thieves, are sure tobo acquitted on the ground of emotional
insanity. A majority of overy
United Stales jury may lie counted
uu 1,3 being sound ill that belief,—
Empire.
LOCAL AHO GENERAL NEWS.
(From Daily Columbian. July 17.)
Another clean shoot at tho police
court to-day.
Mr. P. O. Bilodonu has paid his
subscription of §10 to tlio exhibition
fund.    Next.
Thu s.s. Port Fairy sailed for China
and Japan yesterday, from Vancouver,
taking 972 tons uf freight and 23 passengers.
Mr. J. G, Jaques, chairman of the
board of winks, is calling for tenders
fur the improvement of Agnes stroet.
Tenders must bo in by tho 22nd inst.
. In n fuw days tenders will bo asked
for the improvement of St. Andrews
street from its southern end to tho
Thorne rond. This will bo one of the
largest contracts ill connection with
tho street improvements.
The sockeye run is Btill holding off,
but the fishermen are confident that
the tish will yet put in an nppenrance
in satisfactory numbers. The average
to the buat last night was about 25.
Reports from Beachy Bay sny that
sockcyes are very plentiful thero nnd
that nil Indian netted 150 in two hours.
Those fish nro headed for the Fraser
and inny be expected any inomout.
Ten miles of grading for tho Fairhaveu and Southern railroad is now
nbout completed and ready for the
rails, except the bridgo over Sainish
rivor, which will slightly retard matters uu account of the company's inability to procure lumber as rapidly as
desired. Two thousand more ties arrived on Wednesday and the work will
bo pushed as rapidly us possible.— Ile-
vielle.
Mr. J. Kurtz has received a Bmall
tobacco box with a couplo of oro samples from the Eureka mine, belonging
to tho Douglas Mining Co., Rock
creelt. Those samples represent some
of I he kinds of ore coming from the
100ft. level of the Eureka. The drift
is in 52 feet, and tbo vein is livo feet
wide, with perfect walls and ganguo.
The ore pans vory rich in gold.—
Times.
The Times says the Victoria lumber
manufacturing company will shortly
proceed with tho extension of the mill
at Chemainus, enlarging it to a
capacity of 250,000 per day. F. G.
Strickland & Co., of New Westminster, representing manufacturing firms
in the east, haB recoived an order for
fivo 20-foot steel boilers and a large
lot of other machinery which has to
be delivered by tbo first of September.
Mr. Thos. Quilty, the latest benedict, wns serenaded last niglit by a
large number of friends, who woro determined not to let tho event pass off
without somo friendly recognition.
What the music lacked iu melody was
made up for in quantity. Although
surprised, Mr. Quilty wns equal to the
occasion; tho sercnaders were invitod
into the houso, whero Mrs. Quilty laid
before them a handsomo sproad, which
was discussed with apparent pleasure
by all. Congratulations woro afterwards oxtended to tho happy couplo
nnd tho sernaders retired.
NO. 30.
5~vn__5_ggmr._:
The Blllo Association.
At a meeting of the rifle association
held last night, steps wero taken for
placing the Brownsville range in good
condition for tho provincial prizo meeting which takes placo next month. A
portion of tho range will be widened
in order to make room for two inoro
targets, and the firing points will be
renewed. The long Snider rifles applied for some mouths ago have been
granted and they are expected to arrive in a fow days.
 1 . .	
The Toronto Industrial Fair.
Tho directors of this fair, which is to
bo held this year from the 9th to tlio
21st September, are already uctircly at
work making preparations for the
samo, and appear determined to make
it excel in magnitude and attractiveness any of its predecessors. We have
received a copy of the prizo list, whicli
is very neatly gotten up, and any of
our readers who may desire a cupy can
secure one by dropping a post curd to
Mr. H. J. Hill, tho manager, at Toronto. A large amount has again been
ii'ppropriiitdd by tho directors for new
special nttrnciioiis, and tho erection ol
additional buildings, etc.
The Kluilcriiartcii.
The kindorgnrton school lately os-
tablishcd by Miss Drummond soems
likely to provo u success, and it is
probablo that it will become a permanent institution. The kindorgarten
system is admitted to bo the vory best
for young children, ns the studios are
light and of a naturo attractive to Iho
little ones, bosides which there is a completo absenco of nioutnl strain ur wurry
so injurious to youthful minds. Many
paronts who did not care to Bend their
little ones to tho public school, but still
wishod thnt they should begin light
studies, h.avu taken 'advantage of tho
opportunity afforded by Mis3 Drum-
tnond's clues, nnd with results most
satisfactory. As tho system becomes
moro widely known, nnd its worth
properly appreciated, tho scliool is
certain to be lnrgoly patronized, especially as thu tutor's foes uro trilling
compared with tho good work accomplished. _   	
Licenses fur farmers.
Many farmers owning land along tho
river front have for yenrs boon in the
hnbit of ontching a sulliciont number
of salmon for thoir own uso, but under
tho now fisheries law thoy were debarred Irom obtaining n liconso this year
and thoreforo could not fish. This
was considored a real hardship, and
ropresontitioiu on the subject wore
nindo 1,6 Mr. Thos, Mowat, inspoctor
of fisheries,   who   communicated  the
fads to Oituwa, strongly urging tho
claims of the farmers. Lost night
Mr. Moivat received telegraphic instructions from Ottawa to i>sue licenses
to bona fide farmers owning land on
the river front, for the purpose of
catching fish for their own special use,
but not forsale, barteror traffic. Theso
licenses will be issued ut tho reduced
fee of §2, and any farmer regularly entitled may obtain a license by applying
at once at the inspector's office. ThiB
is a wiso move on the part of the government and it will be greatly appreciated by all who are benefitted by it.
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lliirtlciillimil Exhibition.
The exhibition under the auspices of
the British Columbia Fruit Growers'
Association will be held at Vancuuver
on the 7th of August. The Van
Horno block, Granville street, will
probably be selected as tho must suitable and convenient place. The prize
list, prepared largely by the president,
Mr. J. M. Browning, offers 87 cash
premiums for first prizes and a similar
number fur second, 174 in nil. Pot
plant, muit have been grown in pots at
least twu montha previous to the exhibition and be the property of the exhibitor. All fruits must bo grown by or
under the direction of the exhibitor.
Hand bouquets will be judged on the
following pointi: Composition with
regard to grace and elegance; quality
of flowers; contrast of flowers; sufficiency of foliuge; sizo will not constitute merit and ovor sizo will be considered a defect; and the use of papor
around the bottom of a bouquet will
disqualify the exhibit. Entries for the
exhibition will closo one weok beforo
the date of its being held.
Science Among llond -linkers.
Quite n scientific debate took place
nt Tom Robinson's camp, on tho Scolt
road, tho oi her ovening as lo whether
or not wool was u conductor of electricity. Tom nnd his men aro very enthusiastic ovor scientific matters, and
their discussions on the various subjects are conducted with a vim and vigor, whicli if turnod in the direction
of roadmaking would mnke the dirt
(ly in a manner wonderful to behold.
The causo that gave riso to the latest
discussion was a strange phenomenon
that wna observed in connection with
their blankets, which aro hung on tho
fence every day for an airing.
After Buppor tho otlier night one of
tho men wns detailed by Tom to gather
up the blankets. The amateur scientist proceeded te do ns lie wns bid,
but, strange to say, not a blanket
would let go ils hold on tho fence.
Surprised, but not dismayed, he examined tho nvtioles closely' and found to
his astonishment that the telegraph
wiro had been magnetically drawn
towards the blankets, round whioh it
had warped itself in an amazing manner. The other scientists were made
aware uf tho phenomenon and all proceeded to make an inspection in order
to send an accredited paper on tho subject to the British Association. The
scientist's report was found not to be a
(miss) take, for sure enough the wire
was fonnd to bo wurpod round the
blankets on the (lee) side of tho fence,
Tho matter of fact poople of the neighborhood who aro not blinded by science,
shrewdly suspect a well-known young
lady as the originator of the phenomenon.
The  l-lcnk'hcrs.
After a severe strain on the mental
powers of tho managers in chief, tho
Methodist and Reformed Episcopal
Sunday school picnics got under way
this morning and left for tlieir respective pionio grounds, tho former lining
to Derby townsite on a scow towed by
n tug, and tho latter to Pitt Rivor on
tho str. Adelaide. The picnickers
seemed to bo endowed with nn unhappy faculty for getting on tlie wrong
boat, nnd although the morning was
cool tho managers fairly oozed with
perspiration in their efforts to separate
the lambs of the different Hocks. After
a hard struggle tho baskets and children were pretty thoroughly separated,
and tho manager of the Methodist
party, in joyful triumph nt having nc-
compiished this unparalleled feat,
grasped thu whistle cord and sounded
a number of victorious but very discordant shrieks on the tug's whistle.
It wus a triumphant moment for bim,
but he soon re«rottod having given
vent to his gladsome feelings through
the medium of the tug. The shriek-
niga of the whistlo rudely awakened
the 248 babies aboard thu scow, and
theso promptly Bet up a chorus of
howls that would have dono credit to
a baby show of unusually largo dimensions, ln frantic despair the ropes
were cast off and the scow glided into
the stream, bobbing up and down in
beauteous rhythm with the infantine
medley, The Reformed church party
then gathered up all who remained,
and, after stationing sentinels over the
baskets, the propeller was put in
motion and tho Bteamer headed for
Pitt Lake.
They Sladn'l the Sand.
The Vancuuver bose team failed to
moot the Victorians to arrange a match.
Tho Vancouver hoso team uftor all
their blow and bluster about being
willing to run a raco with the Victoria
team, fniled to meet tho Victoria delegation in this city to-day as per the
challenge they accepted. Chief Engineer Densy and F. Hinds, captain of
tho Victoria hose team arrived in tho
cily by the noon train and wore nt tho
mayor's oflico boforo the appointed
hour, two o'clock, and nfter wniting
twonty minutos nnd seeing no signs of
thoir opponents, returned to the capital by tho afternoon train. Thu chiof
naturally faels indignant at tho way
the Vancouver team has acted. Much
interost was tnkon in tho moo in Victoria and it is too bad that it could not
have como off in this city.— Free Press.
POWDER
Absolutely Pure*
l_.Thls powder never varies, A marvel of
purlty,8treuftth and wholesomenesi*. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
eannot be Bold In competition with the
multitude of low test, uhort weight alum,
or phosphate powders. Sold onlyln cans,
Hoyal baking Povdkr Co., 106 Wall St..
New York. 8fely
NOTICE TQCREBTOS.
In the Estato of Lovrus Ii. MclNNES,
Deceased.
AM, PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
ngninst Uio estate o[ the late Loftus
R. Mclnnes nre hereby uotlllcd Hint unless tlielr claims nre furnished to tho
Executor, Jninus A. Robinson, beforo the
expiration of three months from this
dnte, the Executor will not bo responslblo
for their poyinon!. All debts due the estate to be pnld at once.
Dated this 8lh dny of June, ISSO.
JAMES A. ROBINSON,
jes-clwl-wmS New Wesl in Instor.
Corbett & Kennedy,
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WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTEB, B. C„ JULY 24, 1880,
NO. 30.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday lliirnliig, .Inly 21, va*.
LOCAL AND JtHERAL NEWS,
(From Daily Golnmlnan, July 18.)
No police court to-day.
Tenders aro naked for the purchase
ol the debentures issued under the
$85,000 streets and pnrk improvement
by-law.   See ndv. for particulars.
The Vancouver and British Onlum
bia guide, contninine; official, local nud
general information, is published
monthly by H. P. Judd, of Vancouver city, who will forward copies, at 5
cents each, to any address.
Bush fires are again burning in all
directions, and the atmosphere iB very
smoky and unpleasant. The tiros nro
not so extensive as usual this yoar, but
there iB still plenty of time, as tho dry
weather will laBt fully two months
more.
The contract for tho stone foundation for Dr. Powell's new brick block,
sorner of Lytton Square and Columbia street, li'is beon awarded to Thos.
Henibrouuli & Co., and work will be
immediately proceeded with. Tendon
for the brick and carponter work will
be asked for shortly.
The Methodist Sunday school picnic to Derby. townsito yesterdsy
proved a huge success, and tho excursionists returned last night highly
delighted with their day's enjoyment.
The Reformed Episcopal church Sunday school picnic was also a delightful
affair. The clay was spent on the
shores of Pitt river and everyone joins
in declaring they never spent a more
enjoyable day.
There nro at tho present timo thirty-
two Etenm pile-drivers working on
land and wnter along tho water front
of tho oity of Seattle. Several mora
have been ordered, and soon tho music
of forty briuen hammers will reverberate over the laughing waters of tho
harbor. Thoso who own and run pile-
driver,' lire milking from §20 to §55
per day with them. The conseciuoiico
is that pile-driver ownors nre rapidly
becoming wealthy.
The tenders for the improvement of
Park hum woro oponed last night as
follows: D. B. Murray, §1,988; Eyles
Ss Furniss, 81,100; D. A. McDonald,
82,295; L. Williams, §1,100; W. Bovill, & 3: Shannon, §2,<323- E. \V.
Bradshaw, §1,350; J. A. McDonald,
§2,450; W. C. Muir, §1,318. The do-
posit of L. Williams not being sufficient to cuvot the 5 per oont, of thu
amount of the tender, tho contract wits
awarded to Eyles & Furnisi.
The strike in Messrs. Donahue &
Butler's sash and door factory was settled yesterday by tho linn grunting
the demands of the mon that tho cuii-
ditions of work in this factory should
be samo as in othors in the city. Mr.
Donahue stated yesterduy moruing
that he had offered to take the men
t; back on condition that they would
give a month's notice of their demand
for tho now syatem, but the men say
they go back uncondiiioually, nnd
with the now system in operation at
onco.—JVeirs.
Tlie Salmon Calcli.
The sockuye run last niglit was by
considerable odds, the best bo far, but
it is not anywhero near its proper
standard yot. The boats averaged
from CO to 100 fish each, although a
few went over the lattor figures,
The canneries are busy packing the
fish, but are not running full capacity
or anything like it. If the big run
comes at nil it should commence this
woek, though the fishermen nre satisfied that the run will  bo good even if
it begins later.
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The Southern ltallwnv-
The negotiations between the Southern Railway Company and ex-Senator
Canfield, whieh have been in progress
for several days, were brought to a
satisfactory conclusion last night. By
the new arrangement thu firm of O.
M. Sheafe Ss Co. assigns all Its interests in British Columbia to tho New
WestminBter Southern Railway Co.,
the latter company assuming all liabilities. Further negotiations aro in progress with Mr. Nelson Bennett, the
projector of fhe Fairhavon and Southern Railway, and these arc in fair way
to a successful settlement.
Sonill-niuveii -.tattle.
Somilkunieon cattle have never
reached tho market in such prime condition ns they have this year. Of the
several hundred already marketed by
Messrs. Cawston Ss Ellis not ono animal was in poor condition, but all
were classed as prime. Two more
bands of cattle, numbering 300 head,
aro now being driven across the country to Hope, to which point tlio steamer Irving will make two trips next
week to bring them down to Westminster. It is probable a larger number
of Semilkameen cattlo will be market-
ted this year than in former seasons.
Ovorliur-cncil Willi I'rull.
Peach plums, ripe and luscious,
from Mr. Thos. Cunningham's orohard
on Pelham street, adorned our table
yesterday. The trees they woro picked from are worth travelling 50 miles
to behold, The immonso quantity uf
fruit attached to tho brnnohos would
have broken ovory limb from the
trunk of the troo, and it was absolutely noceBsary to plant a mast, tailor
than tho tree itself, t, which with the
aid of ropes the overburdened branches wero suspended. Tho ripening
fruit, large and beautiful, and clustered liko grapes round tho branches, is
indeed a marvellouB sight. But the
trees must bo aeon to be properly tip-
predated.
Voters' ItunlMciiUons.
The vote collectors nro now 'hard at
work canvassing the city for voters,
both for Dominion and provincial electors. They say that many persona re,
fuse to register, thinking they are not
qualified. It is safe to say that almoBt
every male in tho city over 21 years of
ago is entitled to registration. For
the information of those who are not
acquainted with the qualifications required we publish thom as follows:
Dominion:—must be a British subject,
21 years of age; income §300 per annum; must have resided in Canada 12
mouths. Provincial:—muat bo a British subject and 21 years of age; must
have resided in the province for 12
months and in the city of New Woatminster for two months.
New Townsite.
Messrs. Richards, HaywoodA Mackintosh, roal estato brokers, have formed
a ayndicato composed of New Westminstor and Vancouver poopio and
purchased from Messrs, Douglas and
Insley 100 acres of land on the international boundary at the crossing of
tho C. P. R. Mission branch, whioh
will bo immediately surveyed and
placed on the market in lots. Nearly
all of tho shares are already subscribed
in this city and Vanconvor. It is now
expected that the 0. P. R. branch
south will bo pushed forward rapidly,
and that trains will be running between
the Mission and Seattle within the
next eight months, or a year at the
farthest; and a thriving town at the
boundary is one of the likely possibilities of the nonr future.
A Novel 12_porIi„e-t.
A novel experiment, snys the Winnipeg Sim, iB about to bo triod by Sir
John Lester Kaye on his farm. When
in Winnipeg ho noticed the big sprinkling carts, and whon the drought
threatened the crops he conceived the
idea nf putting a large number in servico for the purpose of supplying the
want of rain. Accordingly ho ordered
from Ryan & MaoArthur, blacksmiths
and waggon-makers, on Jemima st.,
44 tank's. This is four for each farm.
Ho only ordered tho tanks and sprinklers, intonding to placo them on waggons belonging to the farms. They
woro ordored by Sir John's agont and
architect, who gave tlio dimensions.
They are uitulo ot pino boards, with
oak oross-pieces, and nre watertight.
Thoy nro 11 feet 4 inches by 3 foot 27
inches, nnd nro two foet high. They
will hold about twolvo barrels of wator
each.
The ilose Ili'Cl lined.
Children Cryfor
Tho hoso rod nice between tho Vancouver and Victoria teams is declared
off, owing to the failure of tho Vancouver representatives to put in nr. appearance nt Nanaimo as agreed upon.
Tho Times says: "Tho challenge of
the Victoria team was published ovor a
woel; ago and carried out to the letter
The monoy was posted in Mayor
Bato's hands. Two delegates wont to
tho troublo and expense of visiting
Nanaimo and wore very sorry to find
that tho Vnucouver representative was
absent. The forfeit wns not posted in
Mayor Bate's hands and the challenge
was not accepted. Last evening the
Victoria team disbanded. The home
toam expect to meet their Vancouver
friends on some futuro occasion, wheu
they will bo oompelled to run a fair
raoe for the championship, which is
not at present held by any team in the
provinco."
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Kootenay Holes.
Col. Baker, M. P. P., arrived at
Victoria from Kootenay a few dnys
ago and gavo the (Wont's*, somo interesting news concerning that district.
The season in the Kootenay district
has boon an unusually dry one. The
oldest Indian inhabitants say they have
novor known the rivers to be ns low at
this season of the year as thoy aru at
preBent. Tlio crops, whore irrigation
is possible, aro looking woll, but in
most localities, where it is impossible
to wator tho land, the crops nro a
failure, Cattlo mid horses, notwithstanding tho drought, nro fut and in
excellent condition.
This surveying party of tho O. P. R.
havo returned from their inspection of
the Crow's Nest pass and Kootenay
lako route, and prcnounco it tho onsi-
OBt routo for a railway through a great
mountain range they huvo ovor met
with in thoir whole exporionce.
Another largo discovery of oxcol-
lent coal has boen made by the Crow's
Nest Coal nnd Mining Co., in Crow's
Nest paas, wliich shows twelve scams
of coal, varying from 30 foot to 2 foet
iu thickness.
Tho prospects ot the whole dietric tare
exceedingly good, so far as its potential
wealth ia concerned; but what is
needed ia capital to bo brought into
contact with tliis potential wealth in
ordor to properly develop it. Otherwiso it is practically imoIobs to tho province.
The roport ib thnt a very rich quartz
lead, containing free gold, which is
designated as the mothor lend of tho
celebrated Wild Horso orook mines,
has boen found at tho head of that
creok; but nothing definito hns yot
been stated as to tho actual valuo of
the olaim,
In Toby crook, Rowing inlo tho Uppor Kootenay, a vory largo load of the
iirgentifornus galena is boing worked;
and largo bodies of oro, assaying high
in silver, hnvo been taken out, This
claim is about 25 milos up tho Toby
orook valloy, nnd when communication
enn bo made by means of n wagon rond,
tliie load nml others noar it may provo
of considerable value.
District Court.
(Before Oapt. Pittendrigh, J. P.)
Squamish Charley and Squamish
Jim, two Indians, charged with the
wilful murder of D. J. Jackson, at
Vancouver on June 30th 1888.
Dr. Langis testified to having made
:i post mortem on the body of Jackson,
and gave a description of the wounds
found. He also Baid that the man's
throat must havo been out with a very
sharp instrument, and great force nsed,
and could uot have been done by the
deceasod.
Sergt. McLaren, of the Vancouver
polico, gave evidence ns to the finding
and identification of the body, it* oondition when found and its surroundings.
Leo, a Squamish Indian, sworn,
said: Remember July 1st a year ago,
lived in Vancouver then; was in a canoe
with two friends ore day; it was on
a Saturday and in the afternoon; it
was two days before the sports at
Vancouver; Charley and Tom were
with me; we wero going to invite friends
to a potlach; Tom unci I went to False
Creek and Chnrloy remained in the
canoe; wero absent an hour und a half;
when we returned Charley waB missing, but we found him near Sprat'ts
old cannery in company with Squamish Jim and his wife Mary; they
were all very drunk j Charley was talking with tho woman, she had her arm
round him; Jim had a knife in his
hand which he put in his pocket as
soon ns he saw me; seeing they were
all drunk I loft and took little Charley with me; I aaw Jackson, a white
man, there; Jackson brought five bottles of whisky with him; when we
left, Charley, the prisoner, Squamish
Jim, Mary and Jackson were there;
they woro on the beach under the
bank nnd a big log lying nigh; Jim
and Charley were not very drunk, but
Mnry and Jackson were very drunk.
Tom, a Squamish Indian, aworn,
said: Remember June a year ago
was at Vancouver; wns in a canoo
with Leo and little Charley; saw
Squamish Charley and Squamish Jim
and his wifo nt the cannery; after n
whilo I saw a white man come; his
name was JaclcBon; he brought whiskey with him and I bought a bottlo
from him; went to False Creek that
day with Loo; was absent ovor an
hour; Charley was left in tho canoe,
but when we returned we found hiin
with Jim and Squamish Charley; when
we left, Squamish Jim and Charley,
Jim's wife ond Jackson, wero, together
thoy were all drunk.
Chnrlio, an Indian, sworn, said:
Remember oOth June 1888; was with
Loo and Tom in a canoo that day; Leo
nnd Tom went to False Creok and I
remained in lhe canoe; after a while I
saw Charley, Jim and his woman and
I joined thein; this was a little below
tho old cannery; shortly nf tor Jackson camo bringing somo whiskey with
him; whon I left Jim, Charley, the
woman nnd Jackson were together.
Jim Grouse, an Indian, sworn, said :
Know Jackson, he lived with me; on
June 30th he borrowed my ennoe to
go to Vancouver; he did not oomo
back; I found my canoo noxt dny.
Mary, an Indian woman, sworn,
said: Remember June 30th, saw
Squamish Charley that day; know
Jackson—we were with him, lhat is
myself, my husband and Charley; this
was on the beach below the old cannery; whilo wo were thore Charley
said "let us kill this white man," and
he caught Jackson by the throat;
Jackson was lying on the ground and
as he (Jackson) went to get up Charley put his hand in his pocket, drew a
knifo and bonding Jackson's head
back cut him across the throat from
ear to ear. Jackson dropped dead
aud wo all got in a canoe and left tho
spot.     _______^___
A I'lnli Story.
Pitcher's Castoria.
The Naiiiiimo Courier is responsiblo
for tho story that whilo tho steamor
Rustlor was on hor InBt trip north, the
passengers and crew were treated to a
rather unusual, and at the same time
interesting sight, namely, a fight betwoen a huge whale and his comparatively puny tormentor the thrasher
lish. The whale made most frantic
efforts to escape from the attacks of its
enemy, but was persistently followed.
The steamer was slowed down to afford the passengers an opportunity to
witness tlie fight, which lasted for over
three-quarters of an hour, when tho
whulo, evidently exhausted, sank out
of sight followed by his pugnacious
enemy.
Tcxndn lslililil.
A recent ai rival from Texada Island
informs tho Nanaimo Free Press that
bnt liltlo work is being done at the
sovoral lodges on the Islnnd, evon tho
Vancouver syndicate are working n
fewer number of hands than formerly.
Our informant says thore are certainly
somo fine specimens of quartz on tlio
Island, but it is doubtful whothor
iiiiin;,- paying quartz ledges will bo discovered, but he is confident thnt it is
rich in iron and copper. It is stated
on tho Island that the Texada company had refused to grant tho extension of timo naked by the Vancouver
syndicate, saying if tho syndicato is
not prepared to fill their part of the
"bonding" contrnot, other parties oro
prepared to lake the ground on muoh
moro favorable terms io tlio Texada
Mining Company. Surveyors have
jutt completed tho location of a railway lino from the iron mine to GIHio'b
Bay, a distanco of four milos. The
present wharf of the Iron Company is
in all exposed position, only allowing
of the loading of vessels iu fairweather.
Gillie's Bay is completely shcltored,
and ves&ols can load in nil weather,
Wharves will bo nr onco erected thero,
wilh nil tho modern appliances for
clieiip and rapid loading.
Junius Taylor status definitely  that
ho "ill bo nu  liidoppnddht  candidato
in Kill! min, Man., brought about by |
(Iiu iluntli "I I loti Mr. Muriiu-iy.
LOCAL AND JDENERAL NEWS.
(From Daily Columbian, July 10.)
Salmon averaged 45 to the boat last
night.
No police court to-day, for the fourth
/lay in succession.
The hot weather is having an excellent effect on fruit, which, is ripening
fast.
Blaine proposes to give §100,000 as
a land bonus io have the Westminster
Southern pass through the town.
The steamship Abyssinia arrived at
Vancouver this morning from China
with a heavy cargo and a full passenger list.
Twenty lunatics woro removed from
the asylum to-day to the provincial
gaol, where they will remain until the
addition to the asylum building is completed.
Bishop Sillitoe assumed the rectorship ot Holy Trinity ohurch to-day,
and the Venerable Archdeacon Woods
assumed tho rectorship of St. Mary's.
Sapperton, at the same timo.
Charles McCallum, the man who
was run over and dangerously hurt,
near Ten Mile bridgo, last Saturday,
is- reported to be mending Blowly, and
Dr. Hall now considers his recovery
certain.
The bush fires all along the coast
are extending considerably, and unless
rain comes soon they are bound to do
much- damage to valuable timber lands.
The smoke is also likely to interrupt
navigation if it becomes much more
dense.
Arrangements have been completed
with a oompany whereby Whatcom
will have ft water supply brought from
Whatcom Lako sufficient to furnish a
city with 50,000 of a population. The
Bellingham Bay towns aro making
strides these times.
The date of re-opening tho publio
sohools throughout tho province for
next term has been extended, by order
of the educational department, from
August 5th to August 12th, A good
move. Nothing like a. long vacation
in the heated term..
The Victoria and Vancouver lacrosse
clubs play a return match at the capital oity on Saturday 27th inst. The
Vanoouver team is going into strict
training nnd steady practice for the
event. The match will probably be tbo
most interesting of the season. Westminster plays Viotoria on Saturday,
August 3rd in this oity.
Judging from tho present signs the
divorce case list fnr the next session
of the senate will bo heavy. In three
cases notice has been givon already,
and a fourth notice is expected. Three
cases came from western ©ntario nnd
the fourth from Britiah Columbia. Divorce in Canada is an expensive lux-
yur, eaoh caso being estimatod to cost
at least §1,000.
Tho Geological Survey.
Amos Bowman, of the Geological
Survey, is staying at the Colonial.
Mr. Bowman leaves to-morrow to explore tho country round Ooquitlam
lake and river for coal formation, and
to trace the veins already discovered.
He will afterwards visit Harrison lake
on a similar mission. Mr. Bowman
is confident both petroleum and coal
will yet be discovered in this district
in paying quantities, nnd he thinks
boring operations should be commenced on an extensive scale.
The In Sliindo Mill.
The shingle mill lately built on Gambier Ialand by W. L. Johnston & Co.,
of this city, is completed and in full
running order. The mill is at present
turning out 30,000 shingles per day,
but this number will be largely increased within a short time, (jrders
are coining in faster thun they can be
filled, and there is every prospect of a
stoody demand throughout the whole
yoar. The outlook for bho now firm is
bright, and Messrs Johnston A Co.,
ure vory hopeful of the future.
BnllilliiR  -uiurnrlse.
Under instructions from Rev.
Father McGuicken, Mr. G. W. Grant,
the architect, is uow preparing plans
for three blocks of dwellings to be
erected on the church property, corner of Royal and Clement streets.
There will bu throe buildings in ench
block and the whole will cover n space
of 198 feet x .132 foet. Tlio buildings
aro to ba of wood, two atories high
and Mansard roof, which really lnoana
a throe story building. They will be
hard linishud throughout. It is the
intention of Father McGucken to have
theso dwellings erectod at as early a
date as possible, and contracts for the
work will bo called for within a few
weeks. A few more buildings such aa
thoso would relieve the present great
demand for habitable houses.
Victoria-Westminster.
At thu meeting of the Victoria city
oouncil, on Wednesday niglit, ou motion of Aid. Goodacre, by virtue of authority from Aid. Wilson, the introducer, the by-law to grant assistance
to the Victorin, Saanich Ss New Westminster railway, was withdrawn. Aid.
Goodacro gavo notico that at the next
rogular mooting of tho council he
would introduce by-laws providing for
aiding the Victoria, Saanich Ss New-
Westminster rnilway company, by
granting to said company a bonus of
interest nt tho rate of 4 per oont. on
§500,000, for twenty-five years. Also
ti) provide for tho corporation taking
3,750 shares at §100 onch In the capi-i
tal stock of Iho said compnny, and for
exniiipling the property of the said
company within thu city of Victoria,
fro'm all municipal taxation for a period of ten yenrs, nnd for granting for
tlie uses nt tho aaid company" a full
supply of water free of charge for a
period of ten \eiirs.
Cut oir Suddenly.
A sad accident occurred at the Vancouver Oity Foundry and Ironworks
this morning, resulting in the death of
Joseph Lapointe, who had just got
work there for the first time. Briefly
the particulars are as follows: For
some days past Lapointe had been
making enquiries for work at the foundry, and today J A. McKelvie, the
mechanical manager, gave him something to do. Lapointe was set to work
rolling logs up to the spot where extra
wharfage accommodation is being built,
making himself useful in a general
way. Sometimes he was up above and
sometimes below, steadying a log until
it got into place. Whilst engaged in
this way, a log that was being handled
slid along rather faster that was intended or expected, and the poor old man
boing below it the heavy timber struck
him nu the head, crushing it completely. Death, it is thought, must
have beeu instantaneous. The body
was carried from the wharf to the
foundry, and theuce to the morgue,
whilst in the meantime, Coroner Mc-
Guigan and the polico were notified of
the occurrence. Lapointe was a
Freneh-Canudian and had been in tho
city for sorae time, but little seems to
have been known of him or of his antecedents.— World.
JiioUson's Murderers.
After the hairing of the evidence
against Squamish Jim ond Charley
yesterday in tho district court, both
prisoners said they wanted to make a
statement, ahd-,. after being duly cautioned, were allowed to do so. Charley said: The evidence given by lhe
woman is not true. While we" were
drinking Jackson went away with
Mary and paid her §1.50; Jim, Mary's
husband, heard this and got mad. He
then took out hia-ltnifo and cut Jackson's throat. After Jim killed tho
man he said to mo "wo had better go
to your liouse for to-night." Mary
lost her shawl while gotting into the
canoe, Early in the morning we got
off nnd wont home.
Squamish Jim said: I went to Vancouver and met Charley, aud he told
me he was feeling bud that day saying,
"I have not seen my boy." We then
went down to tho oil factory, Jackson
was thero also. Charley said, "I had
better kill the white man becauso I
have not seen my boy fora long time."
We were all sitting down and drinking and all got drunk. Charley got
up again and soid, "I think I had bit
ter kill this white man." Ho went behind Jackson, pulled out his pocket
kniie snd cut Jackson's throat. Charley then ran to his canoe, pushed . it
out from shore and said, "Jim you
had better come with me." He thon
went to Charley's house; early tho
next morning went home.
Charley here broke in and said ho
wanted to tell of other murders Jim
had committed, bnt was prevented by
Mr. Moresby, who was afraid if tho
statement was made publicly tho Indians in court would carry the information abroad and otlier persons implicated would be put on their guard
and the detection of certain crimes,
now being worked up, made impossible.
Capt. Pittendrigh fully committed
the prisoners for trial it the next assizes.
The Exhibition Itullilliiiti.
A special meeting of the city council waa held Inst night to receive the
report of the pnrk committee un the
proposed exhibition buildings. Aid.
Cunningham was prevented by illness
from being present. The committeo
reported tliat i hero were four plans
submitted for tho bnikliii- to be erected on the park, mid, acting in conjunction with tho cuizuns' committee,
it was deoided to recommend tho
adoption of the plans of Mr G. W.
Grant, arohiteot. It was iiIbo recommended that the unsucvesaful tenders
be awarded §25 each aB a remuneration for their labor. The report wus
adoptod.
Tho plan shows a building in the
form of a Greek cross, having four
wings of equal length, tho center surmounted with a very fine towor and
dume shaped roof, while the termination of the winjjs havo corner turrets
nnd balconies. Tho portion to bebuilt
nt present will bu the cenire dome and
the south and west wings. Tins will
give from the city sidetlio appearance
of a fully completed structure. The
building will bu two stories high, each
floor having a superficial area of 7,500
feet. Tho main entrances will he in
tho center of the wings. On tho right
of tho outranco will be tho oflico, waiting rooms, lavatory, etc; on the loft
will be wide, easy stairs loading to tho
second lloor; the second floor will havo
similar rooms, for committees, lavatory, etc. Under tho centro dome will
be a largo circular opening with a gallery nruitiid, giving a fino effect and
an excellent view of the interior. The
whole building will bo woll lighted,
for in addition to the wall windows,
the clear story windows will light tho
cantor. Betwoen tho corner turrets
and over each outranco will bc a largo
balcony that will command a mngniti-
cent view of tho grounds, ns well ns
tho city nnd river. This will be a
choice shaded nook from wliich to
watoh tho spoita on tho grounds.
Tlio drawings submitted comprise tivo
floor plans, elevations, soctions, and
perspective, the latter being a particularly fine drawing. Tho building will
bo nn imposing and handsomo structure, and tho choice of tho pnrk committeo in chosing Mr. Grant's plana
will bo warmly cominondcd by citizens
in goneral.
 . ^..	
One Whelan, lender of tho Salvation
nrmy, was arrested yesterday for holding knee drill on thu public highway
iitEglintim, Out. Tho magislrale imposed a line, with tho option of ten
days in jail, and Whelan chose the Int-
Special to the Colombian.
Viutobia, July 17.—The Elder arrived from Alaska with about 120 excursionists on board. Among the
party are ex-Gov. Swineford, of Alaska, and family, who are on their way
east, News was received of the probable loss of a tourist named Bruce,
among the glaciers at Glacier bay. He
and a companion were taking some
photograghs when Bruce suddenly disappeared, and it is believed he fell
over ono of the many precipices or into
one of the numberless yawning chasms
abounding among the glaciers. His
companions and two Indians soarched
for him for days, but without finding
any trace. Tho Elder left for Tacoma
this morning.
The assessment roll is completed
and will bo read ot the council tonight. The assessment amounts to
about nine millions.
The Vancouver Foundry.
By advertisement in another column
it will bo observed that the working
stiff of the Vancouver Foundry and
Machine Works Co. has been reorganized. This becamo necessary in consequence of the great increase that has
taken pluce in the business since commencing operations, a littlo over a
year ago. Mr. D. Cartmel, who for a
period of five years was fleet engineer
of H. M. navy yard at Esquimalt, has
associated himself with lhe concern,
and become a considerable shareholder
in the capital stock of the company, of
whicli ho has been elected general
manager. Mr. Cartmel was in H. M. _
service for 30 years. For his services
in connection with the polar expedition under Sir George Nores, ho waa
promoted by the Admiralty. Ho waB,
alao, chief engineer on H. M. ship
Neptune, which, at the timo of his taking charge of her, was the most powerfully ongiued war vessel afloat. At
his own request he was placed on the
retired list; but prior to this ho wain charge of the floating factory in
Portsmouth harbor, whicli position he
resigned for tho purpose of removing
to thia provinco. Any orders entrusted to tho company will have tho per-
sonnl supervision of Mr. Curtmoi.
A vory severe hail storm passed over
Lachino Wednesday night. Greenhouse windows and skylights were
smashed all along the courso of the
storm,
C. C. Richards & Co.
Gents,—I sprained my leg so badly
that I had to be driven home in a carriago. I immediately applied MINARD'S LINIMENT freely and in 48
hours could uao my leg again as well as
ever. Joshua Wysauoht.
Bridgowater, N. S.
Dos't bb Foolki).—When yon require
a worm oxpeller aak for CHEROKEE
VERMIFUGE and take no other. It is
always reliable and pleasant to take.
THAT TERRIBLE PARESIS.
Aro the Canadian People Becoming
a Nation of Lunatteit—The frightful increase of thi* most peculiar
Insanity and how It ls cured;
TIIE UK AIX {/ivm r, fitwtcgmfh.)
Healthy Condition. Willi Parcsit Lcsioni*.
Tlioro aro many well known mon confined in our Asylums who bulnshort time
I'sinvei-c prominent among our business
iukI social circlos.
Why aro Ihoy there?
Paresis!
Did11 como on utonco?
Not nt n 11. 11 wns a gradual but positive
growth* They overtaxed nature, Thedrnln
on tholr vitality, their norvo powers,
tlielr brain tissue, was too great, :tnd they
gradually hut surely sank under it. The
things they did to bringthis sad end about
aro precisely tho snme- things being
done by thousands of men and women
to-day, It Is not necessary to muii'-them.
They all end disastrously unices checked
or regulated.
Prof, Phelps, of Dartmouth College,,
knew tliis fully when he began liis experiments which resulted In thoiils-'overy
of the wonderful Palne's Celery Compound, lie reaiixod that Part-is (consumption of llie brain J was our groat
National weakness, Ke knew that the
brum and nervous system must lie forti-
fl(Hl to meet tho greats trains which modern
lifo bring upon It. He saw that men wero
becoming debilitated and wiuiifn weakened by the pressure and demands of life,
and he sought nud discovered the remedy,
Palne's Cclory Compound, if rl.htly
takon, will renew the brain and build up
norvo tissues as fast as they become exhausted. It Is not a narcotic, It contains
no drugs, no nostrums. It Is perfectly
pure, It is absolutely harmless. Tho
high character of its discoverer guarantees this, and tho indorsement of the
medical nnd chemical professions
prove it.
City Debentures.
rpUNDBHS WILL BK RECEIVED UP
JL to (1 p.m. Monday,Sopt. 10th, for Debentures of the City of New Westminster,
B.C., issued nnder authority of the "Street
anu Park Improvement Debenture By*
Lawl8.t9," amounting to (85,000. Debentures are for $1(00.00 each,payablo InSO
yoais from ITth ,1 uno, 1880, and bear fl per
cent, interest, payablo at New Westminster on 1st day January and 1st day July,
Debentures will be ready for delivery Oct.
1st. Tenders to stalo number ot Doben*
lures thnt will be taken, and amount of
prom tit hi that Will bo paid, and to bo endorsed "Tender for Debentures." nnd addressed to tlio undersigned. Tlie highest
or any tonder not necessarily nceepled.
D. ROBSON,
NowWestmlnster, B. C„       OltyClerk.
July!17lh, 188P; VOLUME 34.
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, JULY 24, 18S9.
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Weekly British Columbian
Wedncsduy ilIlirnlllE, July lil. 18811.
LOCAL AHD JENERAL NEWS.
(From Daily Columbian, July 20.)
Another blnnk sheet at tho police
court to-day.
Another very warm day, but tempered by a cooling breeze.
Tho tug Active, of thu Royal City
Planing Mills will soon bo ready for
her trial trip.
Today is the 18th anniversary of
the union of British Columbia with
tho Dominion of Canada.
Tho Begbio Btreet contract will be
finished at least two weeks before the
specified timo. The street has been
closed to traffic.
The board of directors of tlie Royal
Columbian hospital acknowledge with
thanks tlio receipt ot' a largo box of
clothing from Venerable Archdeacon
Woods,
Fish averaged from 50 to 75 to tho
boat last night, and aro thought to bo
about to run in large numbers. The
fishermen fool certain that tho run will
be on by Monday.
The semi-annual general meeting of
the New Westminstor building society
will bo held at the court house on Saturday 27th inst., for the purpose of
electing oflicers and otlier important
business.
A large number of people left the
city this afternoon to spend Sunday in
the country or at the seaside. The
warm weather which haa continued so
steadily of lato has had much to do
with the exodus.
Queen's avenue from Mary street to
the park will be one of the next streets
to be improved. The city engineer
and his staff are working like trojans
preparing the plans and specifications
for the improvements.
For two or three daya we have not
had the pleasure of noting the fact
that Mr. "Next" has paid his subscription to the Exhibition fund. What's
the matter with "Next," anyhow ? If
he don't "move on" the other subscribers will be too late. No time to
lose.
Rev. W. C. Duncan arrived at Viotoria from New Metlakahtla Tuesday
night. He reports tho loss of a large
new sawmill by fire at tho settlement.
On the trip from Alaska a number of
the tourists subscribed a sum of money
to assist in the erection of a new saw
mill.
The lacrosse club had the best practice of the season laat night, nearly 30
members turning up to play. If tho
boys maintain the oiithiisiam at preaent exhibited, in three months there
will not be a team in the province able
to defeat them. Steady practice is tho
thingthat tells when a hard match is
fought.
The World says: Mr. J. L. Mudge,
manager of the Anthracite coal mine
left for Port Moody yesterday afternoon. Mi'. Mudge states thut the output of tho mines at Anthracite is
steadily increasing, and it is expected
that ere long tho amount of coal turned
out of the shafts daily will total up at
least 1,000 tons. It is truo that an
English syndicate has bought an interest in the mines. Mnny of the
seams are from 13 to 25 foet in width,
and there is enough already located to
last for probably 100 years.
The 1,0111; Sniilcra.
Thirty long Snider rifles arrived last
night from Victoria for the use of the
N. W. riflo association. These were
applied for just 15 months ago, but it
is satisfactory to get them even now,
A number of the rifles were served
out to members of the association today and were used in the spoon contest at Brownsville this afternoon. As
they are all tested weapons the scores
should show a decidod improvement.
A number of Martinis were applied for
also, but the government failed to forward them.
A Plcnsurc Cruise.
Mr. A. C. Ferguson, the well known
real estate owner of Vancouver, is
making a tour of the coast with
his yacht Necasaki. The pretty
little vessol arrived in port yesterday
and a trip down the North Arm was
taken, which was greatly enjoyed by
Mr. Ferguson and his guests. This
morning lho party left fur Boundary
Bay and Whatcom, and aftor visiting
these places will continue the cruise as
far ns Seattle and Tacoma. After the
present trip is comploted it is probable a cruise will be made round Pitt
Lake.
Holy Trinity Church.
An adjourned meeting of the vestry
of Holy Trinity church was held last
night, the bishop presiding. There
wss a large attendance. The outgoing
church wardens presented their accounts which were received and a
statement ordered to be prepared for
printing. The following officers were
then unanimously appointed: Church
wardens, Messrs, G. E. Corbould and
W. J. Armstrong; sidesmen, Messrs.
H. V. Edmonds and A. M. Herring;
deputy ohurch wardens, Messrs, J.
W. Harvey and George Turner; lecretary of the vestry, Mr. E. A. Jenns.
Votes of thanks were passed to the
ontgoing ohurch wardens, to Mr.
Morey for his services aa organist, and
to the chairman.
The coroner's jury at Coburg, Ont.,
haa returned a verdict of wilful murder againat Ellen Breeze, wife of Geo,
Breeze, who died suddenly in May
last. A daughter of the murdered
man testified that for four days and
four nights she saw her unfortunate
father slowly and cruelly tortured to
death by having rat poison administered to bim by hia wife. The woman
hai been arretted.
Flowers for the Sic!;.
Tho practice followed by a number
of young ladies last summer iu paying
weekly visits to the Royal Columbian
hospital, andcarryingwiththeniboquets
of flowers to brighten tho aick rooms,
was most heartily appreciated by the
patients, who camo to look forward
with much pleasure to the Saturday
visitors. But thia kind and thoughtful custom waa short-lived, for it only
lasted one season, and with tho death
of tho flowers came the last of tho
visitors. So far this summer only one
bouquet has been left at tho hospital,
and yet thore are throe hundred gardens in the city from whicli several bouquets could bo picked every day and
novor missed, and these are allowed to
bloom and wither almost untouched,
careless of the pleasure thoy might
givo to the Bick and dying. If the
ladiea would only stojii a moment
and think of tho joy a bouquet of
flowers would givo to many a poor and
friendless patient of the Royal Columbian hospital, nothing of this sort
would evor have to bo written   again.
The .iulliot'lilcs Condemned.
The committee appointed by tho association of firo adjuators to investigate water aupply during the fire at
Seattle, on ,Tuno Oth, and the contli
tion of tho firo department prior to
that timo, find that tho 12-inch mains
were totally inadequate for a city of
tho sine of Seattle. That "water from
the Sound might have beon used io
great advantage had the authorities
provided 'drops' in the wharf so that
the suction pipes of the engines could
havo reached tlie water at low tide. As
it was we have the amazing spectacle
of a large city, nearly surrounded by
water, with appliances for using it, yet
yielding unresistingly lo the flames for
lack of water which could not be
reaohed.
"In conclusion, your committee
would state that the city authorities
are responsible, not only for an inadequate water supply, but for an undes-
ciplined and inefficient lire department,
a lack of tire apparatus and, finally,
forthe destruction of the beautiful
and prosperous oity of Seattle. Had
the authorities given more time to the
discharge of their official duties and a
little less to their personal affairs,
they would have profited by the warnings of underwriters aud the appeals
of the local press, and Seattle would
not to-day be in ashes."
 ,   m . -—
Vessels Collide.
At 8:45 o,clock Wednesday morning
the tug Blakeley collided with the str.
Olympian about one mile out of Port
Townsond. She struck the Olympian
head on, at an angle of 45 degrees, on
the port side just forward of the wheel,
breaking down the bulkhead and badly staving in her house for a distance
of ten feet. A dense fog prevailed
when the accident ocourred. Both
boats wore bound for Port Townsend,
the Olympian from Victoria and tho
Blakely from outside. The Olympian
was moving along at half speed, and
her whistle was being blown frequently. Her officers heard the Blakeley's
whistle several minutes before the collision happened, but the density of
tho fog prevented her location to any
accuracy. Suddenly she loomed up
on the port side, and boforo anything
could be done her prow was crashing
into tho side of the huge passenger
craft. Tho hole in her sido did not
reach befow the wator line, and she
made no water. The Blakeley escaped without a scratch. Both boats
hovo to until it was ascertained that
the Olympian's machinery was uninjured, when they both steamed into
Port Townsend. At this place MoBsrs.
Bryant and Bullone, local inspectors
of hulls and boilers, boarded the damaged boat and examined a number of
eyewitnesses of the accident. The
damage to the Olympian is estimated
at $2,500, thnugh that may be somewhat high, Just where lies the blame
is hard to determine.
Snrdlne Packing.
A gentleman from the east is at
present in the city for the purpose of
examining into the question of establishing a sardine cannery at Esquimalt.
The real sardine inhabit the waters of
Esquimalt and west coast harbors in
large numbers, and it is believed that
this favorite dainty could be profitably
canned, us they are procurable fully
ten months in the yoar. It is also believed that the oil of the skil could be
used instead of olive, or, what is really
used in packing sardines—cotton seed
oil. li this is the case the canning of
sardines will be the means of promoting two industries.—Colonist.
 . . .	
News Krou Ike North.
The steamer Barbara Boscowitz arrived from the north yeiterday morning at 11 o'clock. Fishing news is to
the effect that the run on tha Naas
still oontinuei good. The run on the
Skeena is not as satisfactory as waB expeoted, and the hump-backs had already put in an appearance. The B.
A. P. Co. wai reported to have packed
8,000 cases, the Windior, North Pacifio Packing Co., and Inverness, about
7,000, and the other Skeena canneriei
about 6000. Letten received from
there itate that there will not be much
more than half a pack if the tun doei
not improve.
The iteamer callod at Rivera Inlet
on the way up on the 8th, but not on
the return trip. On that data Shot-
bolt Ss Dranoy's cannery had put Dp
3,500 cases, and had enough fish on
hand to put up a thousand more. Mr.
Draney writes that he has all the fish
he can handle, and he pes to put up a
full catch.
The Swiftsure, Amphion and Icarui
were at Fort Simpson, having been do
tained there for a week by
weather.—Friday's Colonist.
LOCAL AND JSIHERAL NEWS.
(From Daily Columbian, July 22.)
A few nets woro run over by
stoamers this morning. Lazy Indians
were tho cause.
A couplo of runaways, fortunately
without serious result, caused a little
stir yeBterday afternoon.
The chairman of the park committee
is calling for tenders for the erection
of tho new exhibition buildings.
Tax payors should remember that
the month is drawing to a cloao and
that tlio rebate on taxes expires ontho
31at inst.
Yesterday was the wannest of the
season, and tho hottest in many yoars.
In the uppor part of the city tho thermometer registered 93° ill tho   shado.
The police appeared in tlieir now
uniforms and helmets yeaterday, for
tho first time. The uniforms are
handsome, and a wonderful improvement on tin; old ones.
Wm. Nelson, of Maplo Ridge a
pioneer of British Columbia, is visiting
his friends in this city, lie says tho
fanners in tlio Maplo Ridgo section
will harvest good crops, in all but
potatoes, whicli will be short for want
of rail).
Tlio salmon catch to-day was fully
up to tho general expectation but tho
question now ia "wil! it be as good tomorrow?" A few of tlio boats had
caught as many as 200 liah by noon,
though thia was the excoption. On
the North Arm tho average catch was
small, butin the river proper the general
average was most satisfactory.
Aid. S. L. Keliy is busily engaged
in fitting up his ice manufacturing machinery on Spratt's wliarf. The works
will be in operation in a fow weeks
and a good supply of clour ice will bo
placed in tho markot. The machinery
to be used is the best procurable in the
eastern markets and a large trade in
frozen salmon with California and
Eastern Canada will result from the
enterprise of our worthy citizen.—
Times.
Spoon Competition.
Following are tho scores made en
Saturday afternoon at Browniville, by
members of the N. VV. Riflo Association:
200    SOO   000   Total
A F Cotton, 29     Ht     211     01
W Wolfenden, 25    28     18     71
,T 0 chamberlain,      28     211     20     OS
TJTrapp, 27     24     15     60
Thos Mowat, 21     17     20     00
J H Sharp, 25     10     18     511
H.T Sholton, 25     HI     U     55
ItllHh  I'lrcs.
Bush fires are now burning extensively on all sides and the atmosphere
is dense with smoke. For a few hours
this morning the smoke was bo thick
that the opposite sido of the rivor wub
completely obscured and rivor craft
was obliged to move along with groat
care in order to avoid accidents. The
fire that started up, on Friduy last, in
the bush between the railway track
and tlie Coquitlam rivor spread so
rapidly and with such headway that it
crossed tho track yesterday afternoon
and is now destroying the tine timber
to the north of tho lino. A small
burning tree fell on locomotive No. 9G
last night, but, beyond alarming ovory-
body on the train, did no damage.
The bush and grass lire on Lulu Island
continues to burn, but does not gain
much headway. Throughout Surrey
bush fires are numerous and some of
them threaten to bo very  destructive.
The Alaska Trade.
Speaking of the increased travel and
trade to Alaska, Capt. Hunter of the
stoainship Geo. W. Elder, said to a reporter at Seattlo: "A few years ago,
one steamer, the Idaho, wus able to attend to it nil. Now there are live
large steamers running to Alaska.
Three of those are engaged in carrying
passengers and two in transporting
freight. Why, every time I go up
there the Elder carries 1,100 tons of
freight. Next month the Alaska poople will begin to ship dowu their canned salmon, and every steamer will be
loaded with it for the next three
months, In a few years the Alaska
trade will give employment to twenty
steamers instead of five as at present.
It will be the greatest summer resort
for tourists in the world in a very few
years. There are so many wonders to
be seen and the voyage is auch a safe
one that many tourists now go to Alas,
ka two or three seasons in succession."
Osooyos Nsles.
Mr. Harry S. Pittendrigh arrived in
the city a few days ago from Osooyos
and brings much interesting news concerning that district, The big strike
in rich gold bearing quartz that wai
made in the mountains near Osooyos
■ome monthi ago atill continues to pan
out rich, and a good many prospectors
are scouring the mountains in search
of similar ledgei. Mr. Pittendrigh
brought down a sample of gold-bearing quartz taken from the Brown
Bear mine, owned by Wilkinson Ss
Brumley. The native gold stieka out
from the rook amazingly rich, and if a
a ton of such quartz could be taken
from the mine it would pan out $10,.
000 in pure gold. The owners of the
mine are highly elated with their
"atrike" and expect to make their fortunes out of it. A shaft ia being aunk
and as far aa the work hai proceeded
the lodge holds its richnen and size.
It is acknowledged by all miners to be
far ahead of anything yet ditcovered
on Book creek. The Wild West mine,
owned by Hunter and Stephens, is alio panning out very richly, and $7fv
000 hai been offered for the claim, but
refuied. Aaaays of ore from this
mine have reached as high as 83,000 to
the ton. The owners have run a 100
foot tunnel into the side of the mountain to tap the ledge, and the quartz is
satd to be fully as rich as the first
strike on the snrface.    There are
many splendid investments  awaiting
capitalists in this district.
On Rock creek very little is being
done at present and most of the claim
owners are holding back awaiting the
results obtained by Mr. Douglas, who
is bringing m machinery to crush the
ore taken from his mine. The claim
owned by Mr. Douglas is vory rich,
but not more so than many others on
the creek, whose owners, unfortunately, aro unable to develop thein for
lack of capital.
Rain has boon light through tho district this summer and crops have suffered a little in some sections, but, on
the whole, the harvest will bo satisfactory. The cattle were never in better condition than thoy aro at present.
Grasshoppers have not put in an appearance.
The peoplo of Osooyos want a jail
very badly and the government ought
to pay thom a polito attention by
building one. Horso thieves, marauding Indians and other criminals arc allowed to wander about enjoying all
the sweota of freedom together with
tho pleasures of thoir crimes. The
nearest, constable is 30 miles distant
From tho settlement, and tlioro is littlo
uso reporting unlawful proceedings to
him aa the culprit would be safe iu
Undo Sam's country long before the
poaco preserver could reach him. And
if a.mun should happen to be arrested
there ir, no gaol to put him ill. The
government should givo this mattor its
immediate attention for thero is no
telling how soon a jail, and a large ono
too, will be badly needed.
THE  CHURCHES.
Summaries nf Sumo of the City Sei'inims
Siiuken Sunday.   .
HOLY TRINITY.
Hia Lordship Bishop Sillitoe, the
rector, conducted the services at Holy
Trinity church yesterday morning.
The subject for the sermon was found
in the first epiatle of Pater, 3rd chap.
10th and Ilth verses: "For he that
will lovo life und seo good days, let
him refrain his tongue from evil, and
his lips that thoy speak uo guile, let
him eschew evil and do good; let him
seek peace and pursue it," 1 suppose
there is scarcely anything more important to the universe, including God
Himself, than peace. Peaoo seems to
be something God sets prior to anything else; peace wos what Ho intended iu the garden of Eden, and in sending forth the Prince of Peace. Tho
reason, I am told, fur this is the unity
and pence that must exist between
Himself and His people. He knew
peace was the best a'nd richest inheritance His people could have. Wo
havo here a moBt wondorful association
of duty, and we need to know God intimately. How indulgent God is; He
lays down something always of advice
to His people, for instance : "Honor
thy father and thj mother that thy
days may be long in tho land that the
Lord thy God giveth thee." Do many
among us look on peace in tho right
way ? Do we so regard tho precious
peace that we must Bet it up beyond
all othor things I I am afraid we havo
a poor and low estimate of the valuo
of peace. Our prayers should bo for
peace; and it is not morely tliat tho
lips should movo in prayer, the ■ heart
must move also. We must bo always
endeavoring to aid our own prayers'
what would bo the good of praying if
wo deliberately attempt to go against
our own prayers. Wo must sow peace
if wo wish to reap poaco. Poaco is a
thing that belongs to our own endeavors; wo can make pence-it is in
our own hands. Peace is tho fruit of
tho Spirit, and it will como to us if we
will open the door of our hearts and
let tho Spirit in. In the church of
Christ what do we find in tho way of
peace? We find the church divided
into 300 sects, pulling in all directions.
Is it not rather ludicrous to find lhe
church trying to christianize tho Chinese with fifty kinds of Christianity I
Is this peace within the church when
we find it broken up iuto so many
different sects ? For all this we must
not speak unoharitably of other sects,
but need we say, "Brother you are
just as well off as I nm"—no, we are to
believe if we are faithful to our church
that it iB the only one brought down
in purity from its establishment, and
we may not budge from our principles.
1 think I may say further that we are
bound by our obligations as churchmen to arm ounelvei with a knowledge
of our churoh, so that we can give an
answer to anyone at any time. I hope
ihortly to give a few addresses un our
ohurch which will show that tho
church of England to-day is the purest
and truest in Christendom. There is
nlso parochial peace, and is there such
a thing as discord and anger under
our parish roof 1 How is peaoe to be
brought here? "Be ye all of one
mind, having compassion one on another, love aa brethren, be pitiful, be
courteous." There it a remedy for
peace; let everyone be content, and let
not each one assert himself above another. We ought to be more courteous outwardly, and restrain our
tongues from evil, for how many have
let their tongue lead them into
trouble. True politeness we should
all praotice. We must have peace
within ourselves, and that is the best
preparation for death; and we must be
spiritually minded in all things. It ii
by God'a ordinances that peace ia
spread, aud in aome myiterioui way
whioh oannot be explained, and if you
seek It God through His ministry ii
willing to give you that peace.
peoplo believe that everything that is,
is best. I do not, but I boliove that
out of tho influeuce of passing events
that God will attain His purposes, and
though, many things seem to discourage
they aro yet working up to tho improvement of man's position in this
life and for the higher kingdom. Nations havo thoir birth, thoir growth
and development, thoir decline and
fall; first there is freedom and consequent glory, then wealth is accumulated, then vice starts in, then comes
tho full. When tho Jewish nation waa
inaugurated, God had something to
say in the mattor; they had no earthly
king, God was their king, He gave
them thoir laws, and instructed thom
in both their temporal and spiritual
affairs. God took a special interoat in
the world, by the many messages He
sont to them by His servants, and hud
man boen satisfied with this state of
things, it might havo boon in existence
to-day, and tho world liavo been better
for it; hut man, changeable, dosirod
another mudo of administration, ho becamo proud, wanted u human king to
rule, and askod Samuel to appoint a.
king; ho appointed Saul, but ho only
did it becauso thoy had determined to
have a change; lio did not liko the
change, and told them so, and pointed
out, how God's anger thereat would bo
manifested. In answer to Samuel^
call the thunders and rains woro sont,
and tho peoplo trembled. Tho Jewish
nation had ita course, ia now dispersed,
and despised by the other nations of
tho world, no matter where they go;
and to-day, if wo discard God, tho day
is coming when He will discard us.
Who will aay God doos not rule to-dny,
Great Britian aud othor nations would'
seem to bo under Hi3 rule; there are
good men in authority, and good men
keep them there; the Bible is the see-
ret of their greatness; the outcome of
the wars thoy engaged in worked to a
purpose for God in opening up countries, such as China, India and Africa,
tu tho influeuce and teaching of Christianity. Events seemingly against us
prove oflimes a blessing. The separation of the American colonies was one.
it proved a blessing iu teaching the
mother country a lesson, to give ear
to hor other colonies; and we are feeling the benefit of that separation today, by Ihe consideration given us by
the mother country. America has had
hor work, God ruling thero, and all
events passing now tend to show the
coming of an amalgamation such as the
world has never yet seen, when the
words of the text will come with greater forco and when tho spiritual kingdom of Christ will rule iu men's hearts.
Man is inclined to be ruled by some
one, good or bad, aud the world is full
of men ambitious to rule, but their
rule and influence can never bo liko
that of God. Whicli will wo allow,
man or God, to rulo over us and determine our destiny. Men rulers are
unsafe; I refer to moral und spiritual
rulers, and not to civil rulers. It is
our duty to obey the civil power so
long as tho laws of that powor do not
conflict with the laws of God, thon we
muat be like Peter, obey God rather
thun men. It is dangerous to put ourselves undor the power of man to bo
ruled spiritually. Is not this tho great
rock on which Protestants struck aud
caused them to protest against being
lfd by olio man and the laws ho would
'forco upon us contrary to the wcrtl of
God? Tho reason also why the
Orange ordor waa inaugurated, and is
not this the cause of tho groat agitation now convulsing tho eastern provinces, that thoy will not stoop to bo
ruled by a foreign administration, by
Rome? This agitation will spread and
bo the means once uud for all of putting a atop to this demand for man
worship, and 1 trust that God will
guido tho local organizations in their
labors to this end. As Protestants wo
havo spoken out in no unmistakable
voice, protesting against thia one man
rule, and this voice waa repeated when
this church waa organized, and I tell
you that the interest is so grent nnd
the feeling so strong, going through
all Protestantism, that it is convulsing
the whole Dominion. This one man
rulo crushes out the manhood by the
dictates this one man puts forth and
the obedience ho commands to his
behests. Again, will you allow Satan
in any way to rule over you? Rather
allow Christ to rule in the kingdom of
tho heart, Paul points to a future
and certain reign, full of love and
kindness, no higher principle or administration. We nsk you te bow to
the will and wish of Christ alone, and
pay homage to Him alone, and crown
Him Lord uf all; and, walking in hia
way, you will find peace and joy and
at last, the desired haven with rest
for evermore.
si. pavl's church.
At St. Paul'a (Reformed) Episcopal
ohuroh last evening the Rev. Thos.
Haddon discoursed on pait 17v., 4th
ohan. Daniel—"The Most High ruleth
in the kingdom of men." He spoke as
follows: God alone is great, His
kingdom ruleth over all, He ii the
greatest ruler in the universe, and the
day is coming when all other kings
will bow and tremble In His presence,
when "every knee ihall bow and every
tongue confeat that he ls God," Some
Richmond Council.
Oouncil met on Saturday, June Oth.
All preient except Coun. Blair. Minutes read and adopted.
Two communications from Geo.
Turner, O.E., re road posts read and
filed.
Repokts.—Ooun. Garratt let a contract to Ah Sam to construct a roadway acrou Mr. Sexsmith's to town
hall road, at $2 per rod, ready for
planking. Ooun. Reid employed K.
H. Chong to repair flood box on No. 9
road for 85, and W. R. McMyn to repair flume on No. 5 road for (15. A.
H. Daniels recommended that Ah Sam
■hould receive 8100 on hii contract on
No. 5 road. Ooun. Stewart haa taken
over about 120 rods of D. Smith's dyke
for road purposes, Bnd recommends
that he be paid 8160 on the lame. Report! adopted.
Adjourned oourt of revision held at
12 o'clock. No appeal). The court
rose, and on motion the assessment
roll aB finally revised waa adopted as
the assessment roll of the municipality
for the year 1889.
The highway by-law was taken up
for reconsideration, and olause 9 added, extending road No. 4 to the south
arm of the Fraser, in accordance with
a sketch plan aubmitted last year. The
highway by-law was adopted and ordered to be published.
PEnnoNi.—From J. Brook and 17
NO, 30.
ratepayers of Sua Island, asking that a
road be established between sections
2Gand 27, Sea Island, with a width of
38 feet, 10J feet on each side of survey
line. Referred to a committoe composed Df Coun. Garratt and Stewart,
to report at next meeting. Frotn W.
R. McMyn and 9 other ratepayers of
Ward "C," asking the council to construct a public wliarf at the south end
of road No. 6, on the south arm for
shipping convenience, muoh needed at
that point. Referred to Couns. Blair
and Reid to report on at next meeting. The application of W. R. McMyn, asking to have the bridge over
Green's slough on road No. 9 lowered
was also referred to the same committee.
Coun. Reid submitted a trades li-
conie by-law, which passed its several
readings and was laid over for reconsideration.
Coun. Daniels submitted the re-
venue by-law, 1S89, wliich passed its
several Btopa and was read a third
time, to be reconsidered at next meeting.
Tho revenue by-law provides as follows: Threo tenths of ono por cent,
for general purposes, antl fl cents per
aero for wild land, SI road tax on all
male persons over 1.8 years of age,
seven tenths of one per cent, as per
loan by-law, 1SS3.
Ou mot ion tho clork waa instructed
to oall for tpndurs for the supply of
300 M. feet of 3 inch plank and bridge
timber for the construction of roads
and bridges, tho same to ho delivered
at convenient points on the banks of
Fraser river (separate pricea for cedar
and fir).
Conn. Daniels gave notice that he
would submit a pound by-lnw, to prevent animuls from running ut largo, at
next meeting.
The following bills wore ordered
puid: Ah Lern, 840; Ah Sam, ($100;
D. A. Smith, $150; W. R. McMyn,
815.
Council then adjourned to meet on
the 3rd day of August next.
 . . ..	
Police Court.
Bo/ore Cnpt, Pittendrigh, J. P., and Mr.
Shcrll! Armstrong.
John Andrezjewski, charged with
unlawfully and maliciously bieaking a
drum, the property of the Salvation
army and valued at $7.
Mr, Eckstein appeared for tho defendant and asked for a remand of a
week as the information was laid on
Saturday and tho Bummons not served
till lato in the day, which did not give
time to notify the 16 witnesses the de-
fonce proposed producing. The re-
mime* was granted.
John Strattren, charged with being
drunk and incapable was fined 81 and
costs,
WANTED.
PLAIN SEWINGI.  Address
51. 8. KENDALL,
Jyl7w2t        Now Westminster, li. C.
Farm for Sale.
LOT 27, BLOCK I NORTH KANGE 6'
West, Lulu Ialand, at ti rmrgnln.—
Apply to HAND BROS., or EDWARD A.
SHARPE, Lulu Island, dwJeSml.
TEACHER WANTED
A DULY QUALIFIED TEACHER IS
wanted tor the llurlon's I'rulrlo Public Behoof. Duties to commeni'o the First
Monday In August. Sa]ary,S50normontb,
Address        RALPH HUiW'ON.
Sec. Hoard of Trustees
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trucks.—Apply to
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Effectually Cleansing the System-when
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NO. 30.
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Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Mnriilug, .Inly :»4, 1881).
Anotiier Victim.
LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.
(From Daily Columbian. July 23.)
A blank sheet at  the  police  court
to-day.
The atmosphere is still smoky but
it was not nearly so dense as yesterday
morning.
A project is on foot to establish telephone connection between Victoria and
Nanaimo.
The voto collectors havo already added 500 votes to the provincial and Dominion lists, and this number will bo
increased at the rate of 50 por day for
a couple of weeks yot.
A. M. Nelson advertises some valuable farm property, only throo and a
half miles from the city, to ho sold at
his large auction salo at tho Colonial
hotel, on Saturday, August Slst.
By an order passed at the council
meeting last night, all goods tor the
city must be obtained on requisition
from the city olerk or his deputy,
otherwise tho city will not be held responsible for tho payment ot tho sumo.
Work on the park improvement contract is proceeding so slowly that tho
city council is taking stops to cither
have the work vigorously prosecuted
or takon out of tho contractor's hands,
if a stipulated amount of work is not
performed by August 1st.
The contract for the Bushby block
was awarded this morning, Mr. E.
Burns being tho successful tonderer.
The contract price is in the neighborhood of $30,000. Work will be" commenced immediately and pushed forward to a finish with the least possible
delay.
Mr. James Ellard, in chargo of tho
smallpox hospital on Poplar Island,
reports two more cases—that of Nickerson, the barber, whose wife and
child were among the lirst three
patients, and havo recovered, and an
Indian woman belonging to a camp
below tho city ou the rivor.
A. C. Wilson laid on our table today a beautiful specimen of the Lilium
Au.ratum or as it is known in English,
"Gold Banded Lily." The lily was
cut from Mr. A. J. McColl's garden un
Blackwood stroet, and is a very fine
specimen of this species. It measured
14 inches across, and is in color exquisite.
Salmon averaged about 150 fish to
the boat yesterday and last night the
catch was about the same. To-day,
however, the catch has fallen off greatly and many boats had not netted 20
fish up to noon. By tho end of this
week the run will have definitely asserted itsolf one way or another, but
at preient the outlook is blue,
The tenders for the improvement of
Agnes street were oponed last night
and that of Bradshaw & Co. being the
lowest the contract was awarded to
them. Tho contract price is $2,250.
All the tenders for tho improvement
of Patrick street being abovo the
amount appropriated none were accepted and another call for tenders will
be made.
Port Moody continues thiB season,
as ever, to be a favorite summer sea-
Bide resort. Quite a number of our
citizens are enjoying themselves along
the placid and beautiful shores of the
"statutory terminus" harbor, fnr—but
not very far—from the maddening
strife, toil and dust of the "twin cities."
The delightful sea bathing this hot
weather is the great attraction.
An immense run of salmon made
their appearance off Albert Head yesterday, and are at present affording
the best of sport for Victoria fishermen, who havo hastened to the spot,
The fish are chasing the sardines,
moving rapidly in the dirootion of tho
Frasor, where they will probably arrive about Tuesday. Among the
heavy fish caught yestorday was one
which tipped tho beam at 38 pounds.
—Colonist!, July 21.
The Colonist gives tho following, the
soeno being Beacon Hill, Viotoria:
Time : 2 o'clock yosterday afternoon.
Dramatis persome, policeman and
small boy, the latter tickling the bear
, with a cane. Policeman (approaching
officiously), "Seo here, now, you
musn't meddle with the boar." Boy—
"But tho boar likes it." Policeman—
"It doesn't mako any difi'ereuco if tho
bear does like it. The park committeo
don't." (Exit small boy, while the
listeners smile.)
Early Sunday morning a small boat,
painted blue and white, wns picked up
by Indians employed by tho Bon Accord Pishing Co., a short distance
abovo the cannery. The boat, which
is said.to bo owned by a half-breod
Kanaka living at Maple Ridgo, contained six bottles of whiskoy, a now
blanket, a pipe, two oarlocks and ono
oar. It is surmised that the occupant
lost ono our and, in making an effort to
recover it, probably lost his balance
and foil into tho water. Nothing has
boen heard of him. The Indians who
discovered the empty boat took it to
the cannery, where it now is.
A Uitrmlcas Kiinawny.
A very exciting incident occurred on
Clinton stroet lust, night, but which,
fortunately, was unattsiided by serious
results. Messrs. W. & G. Wulfenden's
delivery wagon was being driven down
Clinton street whon the spirited littlo
horso attempted to run away.. The
driver did his best to restrain the animal, but it made on unexpected dash
sideways, completely overturning tho
vehiclo und placing the horso in such
a position that it could do no further
harm except to the harness from which
it speedily loosened itself and scam-
pored off. The driver was covered by
tho wagon but escaped without injury.
The horse only suffered a few scratches.
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Firing n I'nunon Across the Continent.
St. John, N. B., opened ita electrical exhibition yeaterday morning, and
Mayor Opponhoimer, of Vancouver, by
concerted action, at precisely 11:20,
touched a button in the C. P. telegraph oflico at tho "terminal city" and
sent a current of electricity across the
continent that fired the second cannon
in tho opening of the exhibition in the
"bluo noao" city. The expectant Van-
couverites in the f Jegraph office at
this end of the wire did not hear the
report of tho gun, but a few minutes
later a message was Sashed back from
St. John that the cannon had boomed
with tho utmost eclat. Verily we are
the people, ahd great is the wizard
electricity.
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The llospllnl Lois Snle.
The sale of the Royal Columbian
hospital lots, situated on Agnes street,
which Mr. Trapp conducted at tho
Colonial hotol last night, proved conclusively that real estate is still on the
rise in Westminster. The six lots in
the block were all purchased by Mr.
A. M. Herring and the prices paid
were as'foliows : Lot- 13, 81,175; lot
14, §1,205; lot 15,81,405; lot 10, $1,-
550; lot 17, 81,700; lot 18, $2,350; the
latter being tho lot on the corner of
Clement street. The hospital buildings were alio purohased by Mr. Herring for the small sum of 8100. Another parcel, lot 4 block 17, was purohased by Mr. Michael Clark for 81,-
030. These prices are considered
highly satisfactory, and tho hospital
directors are pleased with the results
of the sale.
 m
Killed by A lulling Tree.
On Saturday afternoon a man named
John Stewart, qf Mount Lehman,
was killed by a falling tree near the
Junction. Stewart was working near
a tree that had been partly cut, but
had sufficient of its trunk intact to
keep it standing. A sudden strong
gust of wind struck the tree and it
toppled over, splitting about 10 feet
abovo the ground and foil, crushing
Stewart to the earth. Death was
instantaneous, aud it is almost certain
the victim of the sad accidont never
know he had beon struck. When the
body was extricated frnm beneath the
tree the head was found to be terribly
crushed and both arms nnd both legs
broken. The deceasod waa 50 yoars
of ago and was a married man. Mr.
Coroner Ferris wns notified of the
fatality and proceeded to tho junction
yesterday whoro lie at onco held an inquest. The jury brought in a verdict
of "accidental doath."
City council.
The city council met at 8 o'clock
last night for the transaction of business. Present — Aldermen Curtis,
Reid, McPhaden, Jaques, Townsend,
and Scoullar.
His worship Mayor Hendry in the
chair.
COMMUNICATIONS.
From G. A. Stinson, broker, Toronto, asking for information concerning
the issuance of the bonus by-law debentures.   Received and filed.
Dr. I. M. MoLean, health officer,
stating that complaints had been made
of a nuisance existing along the upper
sido of Columbia street in rear of the
stores between Mary Ss MoKenzie
streets advising that the parties on
whose proporty the nuisances are be
compelled to have them removed.
Aid. Townsend reported that he had
the nuisances abovo referred to removed.
From ThoB. Hombrough Ss Co.,
asking permission to lay building material on Columbia street opposite
Lytton Squaro. Granted undor tho
usual conditions.
From W. S. Gore, surveyor general,
announcing that B. Douglas had applied for 3,000 inches of wator to be
taken from the Brunette river in the
vicinity of lot 1. group 4. for manufacturing purposes, and stating tbat as
the interests of Westminster may possibly be affected by the monoply of
water from a stream which lies partly
within the city limits the government
had decided not to take notion in tho
matter until the council had an opportunity of expressing an opinion.
Aid. Jaques said as Mr. Douglas
required the water for manufacturing
purposes only the city could have no
objections to his getting it.
Aid. Townsend understood Mr.
Douglas intended building a large tannery on the Brunette and therefore he
ought to be encouraged.
Aid. McPhaden also thought the
city should place no obstacle in the
way of Mr. Douglas' application.
Aid. Curtis moved that the government be informed that the council had
no objections to Mr. Douglas' application.   Carried.
From the Hon. John Robson, provincial secretary, acknowledging receipt of communication re right of the
oity to tax ceitain recently acquired
territory, and advising the oity to levy
and collect the tax, leaving the government to its remedy and thereby effect
a solution of the difficulty. Referred
to the finance committee.
From Mayor Oppenheimer, of Vancuuver, asking for a dozen maps of the
mnicipalitiea in the distriot of New
Westminster.   Request granted,
A petition from J. W. Andrezjewski,
C. McDonough und 38 others, citizens
and teamsters, respectfully representing that the noise made by the Salvation Army is a nuisance, and not only
endangers the petitioner's property hut
their lives, and asking that the chief of
police be instructed to cause the laid
organization to desist when on their
parades, from using their drums and
other noisy instruments to the danger
of the petitioner'a lives and properiy.
Aid. Townsend Baid the big drum
should certainly be stopped as it was a
real danger to both lives and property.
Aid. Scoullar was of the same opinion; and he thought there was room
enough for their muaio on some publio
squares.
Aid. McPhaden and Reid were aim
The Itnllwiiv ArrniiRcinetils.
The president and directors of the
Southern Railway Co. and their at-
tome-g, together with Mr. Nelson
Bennett, president of the Fairhaven
Southern R.R. and his nttorney, have
been in session all day concluding the
final arrangements whereby the Southern Railway will be built and operated
in conjunction with the Fairhaven line
by Mr, Bennett. The conditions of
the agreement and othor particulars
regarding the building and operating
of tho lino will bo mndo public to-morrow or the next, day, or as soon ns tho
final arrangements nro completed.
The Big Drum.
A petition was presented to tho city
counoil lust night, signed by 40 toani-
stors aud citizons, aaking that lho Salvation army bo roatrictod from using
their big drum and other noisy instruments in their street parades- The
council was unanimous that the big
drum was n nuisance and dangerous
■ owing to ifs effects on spirited horses,
but it was pointod out thnt the parade
nnd its accompanying noises woro perfectly legal and tho army could not
bo forced to desist if it wished to continue thom. On motion of Aid. Curtis the city clork was instructed to request the army to abolish the big drum
from itB street parades, and if this is
dono it will givo goneral   satisfaction.
Tho sealing schooner Aurora, built
a couplo of years ago at Plumper's
Pasa, arrivod yesterday from Kodmk,
making tho run down in tho very
quick time uf liftoen days. Capt.
Adolpho says that ho did not aoo any
of the Victoria schoonora on tho trip,
nnd only sightod two American crnft
going up, whoso names he did not
know. This is the Aurora's Becond
trip this season. On tho first trip Bhe
securod a trifle over 300 skins, and
this timo she returns with about 500,
so thut her entire catch so far this
season amounts to abont 800 seals.—
Sunday's Colonist.
A «onil Quartz Showing.
Mr. A, Shnw, tho Btation agent, bus
returnod from another prospecting
trip in the vioinity of Big Mountain,
ubout ton milos from Nnnaimo Lakes.
On his return from his previous trip,
Mr. Shaw brought back specimens from
different ledges which he has assayed,
and with a vory good showing. An
assay made by Dr. Bredomeyor, of
Vancouver, went §80 of coppor to the
ton nnd S9.05 in gold. Anothor sample nsBayod at the government ofliceB
in Victoria showod 880 coppor and
83.80 silvor, but no gold. Tho object
of thia last trip of Mr. Shaw's wub to
obtain a fow more specimens, but at n
depth below the surface, nnd for this
purpose hu sunk a shaft soveral foet in
dopth. The specimens wero sont
nway this morning and it is thoi'glit
tho roault of tho assays will bo known
in a fow daya, and that thoy will bo
muoh more uncnuriigiug than the last
one.—Free l'ress.
of the opinion the big drum should bo
stopped.
Aid. Jaques thought the little drum
waa the worseof lhe two.
Aid. Curtis suggested that the army
should bo requested to abate the nuisance. It had been tried to silence the
drum in otlier oities but without avail.
On motion the clerk was instructed
to request the Salvation Army to do
away witli tho big drum.
From F. G. Strickland & Co., stating that thoy intend making a large
exhibit at the coming exhibition providing sufficient space is allowed in
the main building, and offering to furnish steam-power to any other parties
exhibiting. Referred to tho agricultural society.
Frum W. E. Dickinson, asking permission to sink a post on Columbia
stroet, below tho level of the street
opposite the Armstrong black. Referred to the board of works with power to act.
From F. C. Stover, agont for Game-
well Fire Alarm Co., inclosing estimate for a firo alarm telegraph system
to cost complote 81,830. Referred to
fire committee and chief engineer to
roport on at the next meeting.
From Lowouborg, Harris Ss ^Co.,
asking permission to romovo certain
wooden buildings from lot 7 block 5.
Permission granted undor the usual
conditions.
From Lowenberg, Harris Ss Co.,
agreeing to pay 81 per foot front for
the uso of a portion of McKonzie stroet
for 90 days.
Recoived and filed.
REPORTS.
The firo committeo reported favorably on Mr. Boll's nccount; also lhat
the present lire hoso aud coupling are
sufiiciont for tho presont. Roport
adopted,
Tho park committeo reported that
it met Saturday niglit to receive specifications for the agricultural building
to be orocted on Queen's park prepared
by Mr. G, W. Grant, architect, and
would respectfully recommend their
adoption; and wo also decidod to call
for tenders for the election of tho said
building, tenders lo bo in by Friday
noxt, and would suggest that a special
mooting for Friday night bo callod to
award contract for aamo, aswe feel that
no time can bo lost; also after hearing
Mr. Bliillio's report ou tho nmount of
work douo by tho contractor on Queen's
park and a personal inspection of said
work by your coiumittoo, wo aro of tho
opinion that under the existing state
of affairs it would bo impossiblo for
the contractor tu finish the work in the
lime specified, aud wo would urge lhe
council to take immediate steps to
havu thu wurk more  vigorously  pro
secuted or elao the grounds will not be
in any condition to hold the exhibition
this fall.
Aid, Scoullar said the contractor
was employing so few men that the
work would not be done within the
specified time.
Aid. Jaques suggested that the contractor's bondsmen be notified that
they will be held responsible if the
work is not finished in time. .
On motion it was decided that unless
the park contractor has five acres
cleared and finished by August 1st the
job will be taken out of his hands by
the park committee.
The roport was then adopted.
The board of works reported having
appointed Thos. Binnie a superintendent of work, also that we intend raising the water in the ravine under the
publio library up to near the surface of
Oolumbia street and carrying same
down Lytton squaro to the river, aud
that the city engineer will prepare
plans and call for tenders without delay; and we beg to recommend that in
the future all supplies required for city
purposos must be obtained on requisition from the oity clerk or his deputy
on an order from tho chairman of the
coniinitteo requiring the same; and
this council will not hold itself responsible for any goods obtained without
such requisition, and notice to this
effect be inserted in the newspaper for
30 days; thnt the tender of Bradshaw
Ss Co, for the improvement of Agnes
st., at 82,250, being tho lowest be accepted; also that the tenders for the
improvement of St. Patrick streetbeing
too high none be accopted and another
call for tenders be made. Report
adoptod.
The specifications for the park buildings were referred to the park committee with power to act.
The committee on water lots reported as follows, "We find that by
the leases, taxes, if any, are to bo paid
by tenants, and by the by-law of 1883
in reference to water lots, that this
agreement to pay taxes must be em.
bodied in the lease, which lease must
be in the form set forth in the aot of
1874, which calls for the tenant to pay
taxes if any; and we also find that
taxes are leviable upon water lots un
der the Now Westminster act, 1888,
but we recommend that taxes on water
lots and improvements be remitted for
thii year, giving your council and the
tenants sufficient time for the readjustment of the matter of leases, as some
of the leases have expired and some
will terminate at an early date; this
will give an opportunity to adjust the
whole matter so as to conform to the
by-law of 1883, or amend the same if
necessary.
His worship said tho committee had
given the matter consideration and
found that the plan advised waa the
best that could be proposed.
On motion the report was laid on
the table till Friday.
Aid. Scoullar retracted the statements he had made concerning the appointments on tho water works staff,
and withdrew Mb resiguation as chairman of the water works committee.
Aid. Jaquea thought the strip of
land at the corner, of Prevost and
Blaokwood streets should be purohased
from Dr. Fagan to widen Prevost st.
to its proper width.
Aid. Curtis laid it would have to be
widened sooner or later and Dr. Fagan
was willing to sell it for 81,200, which
was a rather stiff prioe.
Aldermen Scoullar, Reid and
Jaques all considered that this lot, and
a lot from Holy Trinity churoh, should
be purohased without delay.
Aid. Curtis thought Bishop Sillitoe
would be glad to give a few hundred
dollars towards widening the street as
it would greatly improve his property.
On motion the matter was left in
the hands of the finance committee
with power to not.
Aid. Curtis reported that the vote
collectors hnd collected five hundred
uew votes.
Moved by Aid. Scoullar and seconded by Aid. Moid, that the debenture!
mentioned in the act 52, Vic. chap. 33
be disposed of and the procoeda placed
to the credit of the mayor to be paid
out under the agreement in tho said
aot mentioned, and according to the
terms thereof, but, so as that every estimate upon which payment is mado
shnll first bo signed by tho mayor or
acting mayor; provided that the surplus, if any, over 8150,000 which may
be realized from the snid debentures
shall be retained by t'no treasurer, and
provided also that u bond to the satisfaction of tho manager of the bank of
British Columbia at New Westminster,
required by tho said act, shall be given
to the city boforo tho said debentures
or nny of thom nre disposed of.
The council then adjourned.
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Doors.   Frames.   Windows,
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Blinds.
Railings,
Balusters.
Brackets.
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nolftdwly
COMMERCIAL PRINTING.
The Columiiian Pbintino Establishment has first-class f nq-c ties for
all kinds of Commercial Printing. Bill Heads. Letter Heads, Circulars,
Cards, Envelopes, Blank Forms of ovory description, Posters, Dodgerj,
Prioo Lists, ito,   Pricos will bo found as low as at any other office when
(irst-olass work is dona, VOLUME 34.
WEEKLY BRITISH COLOMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, JULY 24, 1889.
til^t^^^^ttBttiatatEtmmxstmwBSMtnvmtaai
NO. 30.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning, July 34, 1SSII.
Hood Hallway S-rosnccts.
According to current rumors it
would appear as if Whatcom will have
a transcontinental as well as a local
railway in the near future. It is
known that the St. Paul, Minneapolis
and Manitoba road haa heen looking
this way for a Paciiic terminus, and
Bellingham Hay is acknowledged to be
the best point fur such purposes. For
somo time tho 13. B. & B. 0. hnvo
beon expecting to mnke an arrangement with tho Hill company, and it is
now rumored that llio deal haa been
comploted, and an attempt to secure
tho Canliold road will bo made. In
tho meantime Nelson Bennett is working up his coast iioo soheme, and
from liis past record as a railway
builder, itis confidently expected that
ho will carry ou< Iii* plans, assisted by
the residents of tho Bay oities, — Whatcom Bulletin.
Ilufsm'lle Quartz -liming.
Tlio annual meeting of the Queanelle
Quartz Mining Co. was hold at Queanelle on Thursday. The number of
members on lho board of directors was
reduced from seven to live, in ordor
that a quorum could ba more oaaily
obtained at future meetings. The following gentlemen wero elected directors:. Hon. James Reid, Jos. Mason,
M. P. P., L. McDonald, \V. A. Johnson and Robt. MoLeese. The date
for the annual meeting was fixed fur
the first Thursday in July ill each
year. It was agreed that when tho
government works at Barkerville have
successfully tested ore and sulphurets
now on hand, four or live tons of
quartz from the Hixon oreek mino will
bo sent to the works, and if the return
is satisfactory, crushing will be immediately commenced in the mill of the
company. It is expected that the government worka will be ablo to publish
the result of the tests iu about two or
three weeks.—Colonist.
The Vernon Excitement.
Mr. Hagan, of Okanagan mission,
passed through Vernon on the Sth
inst, on his wny to Kamloops, and informed us that he saw at the Hudson
Bay storo thero a quantity of gold
taken out at the new diggings on the
creek on the west Bide of Okanagan
Lake, and eight miles frotn the head
of the lake. The excitement had
abated somewhat, but a largo number
had reached the attractive locality aud
preparations wore going forward to
search for tho "precious metal." It
was expected tho dispute with tho Ine)
dians would soon be settled. Mr,
Dewdney, government agont at Vernon, had the matter in charge, and
Mr. Mackay, Indian agent, was daily
looked for, when it was expected the
Angel of Peace would again find a
Testing place ovor the disputed territory, and a thorough test of tho creek
be made, Tho territory iB not large,
and '"a short horso is soon curried." It
is hoped and expected, however, that
somo of the ventures will prove successful.— Sentinel,
Imperial institute.
Sir Sonioro Vino had an interview
with tho members of the provincial
government yesterday morning, and
after laying boforo them all particulars
in regard tu the Iinporial institute project, received their promise to lend all
the assistance in their power to make
the British Oolumbia court a
worthy I'-jpreieiitafion of tiie provinco.
Tho government is vory favorably impressed with the advantage of having
the provinco well represented at tho
institute. Sir Seniors will meet the
executive again thia morning.—Colonist, July 10. The following from the
remarks of tho Colonist on tho subject
editorially, will give a fair idea of the
object of tho institute: "Wo trust that
the provincial government will do all
in their powor to huvo British Columbia adoqualely represented in the Imperial institute of tho United Kingdom, tho colonies nud India. If the
different colonies and provinces havo
an enlightened regard fur their own
interests, the visitor to tin: institute
will bo able to get a bolter knowledge
of tlio resources, thu capabilities ami
tho    social    and    industrial  condi-
tion
of   any   oue   of    thorn,   than
if  hi
had   made :t    j mrnoy to   it
anil
peu.1  montha in  ox illuming  it.
All t!
ii colonics complain thit the poo-
pie "I
t'i- Unitod Ivii;,. om and of tho
count
■u-> on the u mtiuenl -1   Europe,
kn iw
v rv littlo about till in. i ::     th ll
when
iii. f ol thom do visit tht in, tnoj
havo
is muoh fco mil nam aa  in  learn.
J3ut i
1 thero woro auch a place  as   tho
Impe
•iiil institute in London, easy  of
accea
, and furnished with   overy thing
necea
iary to facilitate the  enquiries of
the it
tending emigrant iu search of in-
form
tion, this  ignorance  would  be
disp
led aud   tho   false   impressions
Til   '
ii ts complain of would be re-
Tho city council of Winnipeg has
decided to submit a by-law to tho citizons to raise 8400,000 for tho construction of thu propoaod Aasiniboino
water powor canal and dam.
Tho tirst ecclesiastical council of tho
Catholic province of St. Boniface, was
oponed in the cathedral at Winnipeg.
Thero was a largo attendance of
bishops and priests, including the
Right-Rov. P. P. Durieu, New Westminster, B. C, coadjutor of the bishop
of B, C.
A new disease, said to be of a venereal oharaoter, has brokon out among
the horsos in the vioinity of Chatham,
Ont, Government officers have beeu
sent to investigate, Seventy horses
aro nlfected and one has died. The
disease is supposed to have come in
with some imported French horses.
Donald Trnlbs.
A. S. Poudrier has received instructions from the government to go over
tho ground and estimate the probable
cost of a waggon road between Donald
and Golden. Such a road, if built,
would go a long way towards developing tlie natural resources of Moberly.
Henry Van BuBkirk, of Vernon,
writes that proapocts on Siwash Creek
aro exceedingly favorable and a great
many poopio are flocking in and locating claims. He also states that the
right of Indians to prohibit the working of claims by whites on thoir re-
servo ia not yet settled. This matter
ahould receive the immediate attention
of thu proper authorities.
T. Stewart, whu has been locating a
line for tho C. P. R. through tho
Crow's Nest Pass, went weat on Friday's No. 1. Ho goes to Hopo, from
which point ho will ruu a lino southeast to meet his other lino on tlio Culumbia. Mr. Stewart is under tho impression that it will only bo a sluiit
timo until a rond ia built through tho
country ho is now surveying, as auch a
road could command suHiciont local
traffic to make it a paying enterprise
from the start, tho country being very
rich in natural resources. Extensive
boda of coal and petroleum, and rich
gold and silver bearing rock aro known
to exist along almost the entiro routo.
Such a road should experience no difficulty in procuring sufficient capital to
construct it.
for Infants nnd Children.
"Castorlaissowellailaptcdtocriildrenthat I Cutoria onres Colic, Constipation,
IracomrncnditassupOTiortonnyprcscriDtioa I Sour Stomach, Diarrhoea, Enictatton,
fcnowntome."     H.Ta>c«b,mX       I ^eST' *"""     P'       P       "
111 So. Oxford St, Brooklyn, N. Y.   \ without toiuriotis medication.
Tnn Centaur Company, 77 Murray Street, N. Y.
Langley Council.
Council met at the town hall on
Saturday, July 6th, at 11 a. in. Present tho reeve and Couns. Mufford,
Davey and Yeoman. The minutes of
previous meeting were read and confirmed. Petition from Maxwell and
others for repairs to Titmus road.
Coun. Houston was instructed to let
the job of grading six chains on prairie,
on Wednesday, July 17th. Petition
from G. Goddard and others for repairs to Telegraph br idge. In the absence of Ooun. Houston the petition
was laid over aud clerk instructed to
post up a notico cautioning tho public
against using the bridge until repaired.
Couns, Davey and Yeoman were appointed a committee to investigate the
road dispute between Messrs. Rowen,
Stoddart and McKee, and endeavor to
effeot a settlement with the parties
concerned. Petition from H. O.
Cameron for road. On motion tenders were ordered to be called for next
meeting. Petitions from Messrs.
Blair and McGilveray, and Mclnnes
were referred to the board of works
for reports. Tenders were ordered to
be called for next meeting for Bolides',
Haldes', Telegraph and McAdam's
roads, and also for two bridges on
town line. Tho following accounts
were ordered paid: Mathison, 8100;
T. Yeoman, S62; and R. Oakes, §41.-
06. Clerk was instructed to have tho
town hall insured for 8500 for throe
years in the London Fire Insurance
Co., per Blackett & White, agents.
Counoil adjourned until 1st Saturday
tn August.
m —
In addressing a mooting of hiB constituents on Friday, Dalton McCarthy,
M. P., explained his position on the
Jesuits question and tlie allowance of
tho net by the Dominion government.
There was perfect honesty on his part,
and he belioved on the part of Sir
John Macdonald in the courso ho had
taken, but tlieir courses were as wido
as tho polos asundor, and thore had
been no collusion between himsolf and
Sir John on this question. If this
generation does not settle the question
at tho ballot box, bayonets will settle
it in the next. He strongly urged Iho
abolition of the dual language in the
Notthwost. To his shame he said it,
he had not known until six months
ago that such was the law in regard to
tho Northwest. He pledged himself
that nt the next session he would
movo for the expunging of that law
from tho statutes, and keep the great
Northwest free frotn the dual lsnguago
system.
Britisli Columbia's Exhibit
milE COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO
X prepare an Exhibit from New Westminster for the
Toronto Industrial Exhibition
is unxioiiHlo secure such a collection iih
•■vill do Justice to tlio resources of Mie eity.
Any person in tlie eity orolsQWht ie who
has, or expects lo have heforn tlie date of
ihe Exhibition at Toronto, suoh artlolosns
lira doomed worthy or bolug exhibited,
will confer a favor by communloatlngi ns
Boon as possiblo, with somo mombor of
tbeoommlttoo, All articles taiton forox-
biliitlou will be packed and Kent freo of
charge to the exhibitor. Tbo local committee Is composed of tho following gon-
Uemeiii—
I'isn and (fAJii-:—J, A,  Laidlaw, Esq.,
Alex. Ewen, ISsq,, altdP. C. Birrell, Esq,
AoltlfUI/rilKAl.   ANU    MoitTKTLTUltAIj
PitonuoTa—Thos. Cunningham, Ksfp, W.
Wolfenden, Esq,
MlNl-.lUT.S   ANO  MANUFACTURES—J. O.
Brown. Esq,, H. V. Edmonds, Esq,   ■
PflOBUCTS OF THE  Foi'.TWT—IT.   Elliott,
Esq.,,!. B. Kennedy, Esq., D. MeNalr.Esq,
JOHN HENDHY, Chairman.
1), ROBSON, Secretory. dwjlyflml
BRITISH C0LUM9I-
'taUAjr'&cj
( LIMITED)
THOMAS ALLSOP, 1
HENHY S. MASON, [ 1
CUYLER A. HOLLAND, J
IIKAI) OFFICE)
15 Serjeant's Inn, Fleet
LONDON, ENG.
Street,
Tho BuBlnoss of ALLSOP * MASON has
been merged in tho abovo Company and
will be oarried on by tho Compnny from
this dato as a general Land Investment
and Insurance Agency.
MONEY TO LOAM on Mortgage at Low
Ratos. Town Lots and Farming Lands
for Salo on easy terms.
Victoria, B, 0„ May Mb, 1897. dwJlyS
Jas. Ellard
WILL SELL THEIR REMAINING STOCK OF
Prink Lawn
AT   COST,   FOR   CASH.
dwocl3te
BUGGIES]    BUGGIES!
JUST RECEIVED,
A CAR-LOAD OF
Pell, Rice Goil-spring gMcLaughlan
mj
OS- UL 'HE
DUPLEX, HANDY, BRADLEY & OTHER
Democrat and Express Wagons!
gST The Best and Cheapest Rigs ever offered for sale in
British Columbia.""-*^
nwopStc
TEL&ldi «Sh Ourrie.
IT8
toSkn        c
Practical Watchmaker, Manufacturing
Jeweler & Optician, .
OPPOSITE THE BANK  OF MONTREAL,
JEWELRY,
LOT
BEST QUALITY,   EASTERN MUCKS.
■>;-r,
ware,
A full line of Spectacles & Eye-CilrtSSeS In stool, rubber, silver arc gold
frames.   Tho finest Pebbles made, $4 per pair; all aij»!vtn suited.
Special attention given to FINE WATCH REPAIRS. Having lcanw. tin
business thoroughly from somo of tho finest Horologcra in England, and since then
managed tho watch-repairing dopartmonts of a fow of tlio best firms on tho continent of America, is a sufficient guarantee of good workmanship. Formerly manager for noarly 8 yeara of tho woll-known firm of Savago & Lyman, Montreal.
Charges Moderate,
Mom-heal, Deo., 1887.—Mr. F. Crake.—Andw. Robertson, Esq., Chairman ol
Montreal Harbor Commissioners, Bays: "I nover found a Watohmakor who did so
well for mo as yon did whon In Montreal, and I am sorry yon aro not hore to-day. "
dwap!2to
COMMERCIAL PRINTING,
The Columbian Pihnting Establishment has first-olasa facilities for
all kinds of Commercial Printing. Bill Heads. Letter Heads, Circulars,
Cards, Envelopes, Blank Forms of every description, Posters, Dodgers,
Prioe Lists, &0. Prioes will be found as low as at any other offloe where
ant-clan vork is done.
TO SMERS.
IF YOU WANT TO ENJOY A GOOD
CIGAR, ASK FOR THE
BRITISH LION
HENRY LEE,
(tSTThcy aro not only mado of the
CliOicCSt TolHlCCO bnt they are of
Home Manufacture*, aud should be
patronized by all good citizens.
WM. TIETJEN, Manufacturer,
JIOLBUOOK BUILDING,
COLUMBIA STIIEET, NEW WESTMINSTER,
dwlTnoly
Farmers, Attention!
THE UNDERSIGNED HAS
.*.,
•ll clLeU
c.
31 Fin-in Wagons.
IS Buck Boards.
1 Span well mal died 4-ycai* old
Black Horses.
3 Single Driving Horses.
6 Cows and Calves.
10 Head Steers.
1 Trotting Wagon.
-ts* A Full Lino of Cooking Stoves,
Heating Stoves, Tinwaro, Hardware,
Groceries, Dry Goods, Notions, Crockery & Stoneware, Clothing, Hats & Caps,
Drugs, Farm Implements, House Furnishings, Furniture, and the Largest Line
of Boots and Shoes abovo WestminBter
and the most Completo Stock of General
Merchandise.
COME AND EXAMINE AND BE
CONVINCED.
HENDERSON BROS.
Jyl0d*w8m
Ladies, Attention I
ANEW INVENTION FOR DRESS-
cutting - a selMustructor that oan be
used ny a man or woman and five a perfect fit. Thongcuts for tho system Invite
the Ladles of B. 0. lo call and examine
scale or send for terms, d-e.
BEGGS & HEARD,
„ „   , Columbia Street,
wjlyaml     Now Westminster.
SIXTY DAYS AFTER DATE I PRO-
pose applying to tho Ohio! Commissioner of Lnnds and Works forpermlsslon
lo purchnso a pleeo of lnnd 20 ohalns wide
and 80 olinlns long In Section 2-1, Township No. 5, New Westminster District,
being soutli o( and adjoining my farm on
Boundnry Bay, conlnlnli.gKin ncres, moro
or less. WM. H. SKINNER,
_ , ..;    „        Pei' ** H. Ladner,
Datod Now Westminster,
Juno 11,1880. wJelSm2
P81T  Hi
D..Q
Fruit Trees,
Onminciitnl Trees,
Small Fruits,
And GARDEN STOCK on hand In groat
variety.
Everything Hi-bi-oIush and furnished In
good shape.
na.Send 16 eta. for valuable 80-page Do-
sni'ipllvc Cutnlngnn with li beautiful colored platen,   i'rlce IJsIs sent. free.
(I. W. HKNRY,
dwdolOlc Port Hammond, 11. C.
Douglas Street lursery.
ORDERS TAKEN FOR FRUIT AND
ORNAMENTAL TREES, Including
all the loading varieties of
Apples, Pears, Plums, Cherries,
 ALSO	
SHAM, I III ITS of every description.
Il»ii<iucls, Wreaths and Crosses made
to order.
ddwap3yl p. LATHAM;
J
so oo.
INSURANCE
iiGii fliems
Purchase Sell and Lease Property,
Collect Bents,
Make Loans on Mortgages,
And transact all Business relating to
Roal Estate,
—AGENTS FOR	
london Assurance Corporation.
Connecticut Fire Insuranco Co. of
Hartford.
London and Lancashire Lire Assurance Oo.
Canton Insurance Offlce, Ld. (Marine)
OFFICES!
Columbia St., New West'r.
41 Government St., Victoria
dWMlt-rt
B. G. Monumental Works
Cor. Columbia and Church Sis.
New Westminster, Brit. Col.
Monuments, Headstones & Tablets
In Marble or Granite of Best Quality.
CORNER     POSTS     AND    CURBING.
N. B.—Just received—the finest assortment of Hcoich lirnnlte Monuments ever
seen n British Columbia, which will be
sold al prices putting competition out of
tlio question.
dwmh21yl ALEX. HAMILTON' PlIOP.
MAJOR & PEARSON
Real Estate Brokers mid
Financial Agents.
AGENTS FOR
Confederal ton Life A ottoo Utlon of
Toronto.
Itoynl and Lancashire Fire Insurance Companies.
0-a.Val liable Lots for sale ln the Oity
ami District of Westminster; and choice
Lots In the City of Vancouver.
Persons wishing to buy or sell city or
rural properly should communicate with
us.
Offict's: Bank of B.C. building, opposite
post offloe, Westminster, nnd Hastings St.,
Vancouver, dwapl6tc
I.LLfioirMo.
330-332 C0RDBV.I STREET,
VANCOUVER, B.C.
Importers and Dealers lu
AOH1NERY
OF Ahh DKSCRITION8.
MARINE WORK A SPECIALTY.
dwdofflto
Puyallup  Nursery!
TUKHt, HKEIIg, SEED POTATOES,
Grown In the famous Hop llcglon of Puyallup and White River valleys.
OVER ONE MILLION «s=>rf»
TREES & PLANTS.   ^S3W
TO\S of Grass and Clover Seed.
TO-tH of Choice Send Potatoes (10 kinds)
TONS of. Choicest Vegetable Seeds.
 SEASON 18811 & 1891).	
Enough for Dealers.  Enoughfor Planters
New revised List and Pl'lQOB Just out.
Don't fool yourself by not sending for it
immediately: and lenrn wbat 1« grown and
to be lnid closo 111, homo, Catalogue freo
to nil. ,1. HI. OI1I.K,
wloainl! Piiynlliip, Wash. Ter.
BANK BUILDINGS,
Mary Street, New Westminster, B.C.
[TttLEPHONB No. 55.]
14 CLARE ROAD, HALIFAX, EN LAKO.
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS ANO AUDITORS,
CONVEYANCERS, REAL ESTATE AND
INSURANCE AGENTS,
STOCK AND SHARE BROKERS.
London anil Lancashire Fire anil
British Umpire Lire Insnrance
Companies.
New Westminster Building; Society.
Accountant's Oflloe, Diocese of N.W.
City Auditors, 18»8, HBJ and 1881.
ADVISE CLIENTS IN  THE BUYING-
AND SELLING OF REAL PROPERTY IN THE CITY AND DISTRIOT,
and other monetary transactions.
Hnvo several good Investments on their
books, and all new oomers will do well to
oall before doing business elsewhere,
dwsdely
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