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UMBIAN.
WEEKLY S3DITI035T.-12   PAGES.
VOLUME 34
NBW  WESTMINSTER, B. 0., WEDNESDAY,  OCTOBER  23,  1889.
NUMBER 43
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tho eldernintiic mind. Two or
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mm procure of the probable time
required fov construotiorij will mean
the endurance of an additional dry
season without water. Prudence is
oommendahle in nearly every undertaking, Out I horo is such a thing us
having an excess of it. When it
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Who do uot receivo their paper result
from tbe Carriers or through  iiu*
Oflice, will content favor by reportiin
same to tbe oflice of publico! Ion itt. on
Weekly Britisli OolpMaa,
Wcilnesllay Morillng, Oil. S3, 1880,
We hope that the city oouncil
will not allow a feeling whicli it
evidently rriUt'alces for prudence to
get quite away with its judgment
in the water-works matter. Its
proposition at last meeting—or, perhaps we should say its resolution—
to let the matter lie over until the
New Year, certainly boars tho appearance of inexcusable delay; cspe
cially when vja remember that, at
the public meeting held before the
by-law was, i-otud, a pledgo ;
given that commissioners should ne
eleoted, and Ih' mutter placed
their hands as soon i , ■:. scheme had
been favorably reported upon by an
expert. That stage 1ms now been
reached. A considerable delay (for
which the council is not responsible)
has already occurred ; and this
makes it all the more necessary
that they should uso overy effort
to avoid further delay; but instead of rising to the situation,
they seem inclined to shelve tho
whole matte:.- for two or tliree
months. We understand that tlio
difficulty whicli Lho Aldermen hopo
to "freeze out" by projecting it into
midwinter is the mode of appoint
ment, and tenure of oilice of tho
water commissioners. At tho meet-
ing already referred to, tlie ratepayers were informed that they were
to elect tho commissioners, and we
confess we cannot see any objection
to that course, lt might be woll to
provide a qualification similar to
that govornii g tho voting on the
bonus by-law, so that the matter
should he in i he hands nf those wlio
paid the piper ; Imt, that provision
being made, what is the objection to
a nomination and election of commissioners, just us aldermen or legislators are nominated and elected'I
If the vast iniportanoe of putting
good men in the position will not
secure the eleotion of good mon, no
amount ui legal tinkering will. As
for duration or term of oliice, the
Jirst commissioners should -certainly
be elected for a term long enough to
cover the time of construction of tho
works. If the undertaking is to bo
carried economically, to a speedy
and successful issue, it must bo taken
up and dealt with as a whole, and
not in any nibbling, hand to mouth
fashion. Every part of the work
must be in sight and, in a sense, in
hand, from thn very first, and this
of course would be impossible if tlio
personnel of the board of commissioners wils continually changing.
Wo have seen so much to praiso in
the conduct of tho city council during tho year, that wo are reluctant
to speak in an opposite souse; but
wo do feel that tlio great necessity
for using all possible speed in this
matter  does   not   seem  to  have
two agb there appeared
in   our columns to the
a  few gentlemen bud
■niselves  into a debating
their mutual amusement
The  item in question
I; stato that at their next
i  debate would take place
jooi of the value of novel
reading.   It is doubtful if the assertion that the perusal of  fiction has
been productive of more good than
evil can be substantiated.    What, is
a novel!   We have hoard old ladies
who had tbo most deep rooted objections   to   light  literature, strongly
commend n certain class of fiction
as   being  good  even for Sunday
reading;  it is only fair to say, however, presumably on the ground of
the writings  appearing in a quasi-
religious   publication.     There  are
few   persons   of   sense existing in
tlie.-.o enlightened times, we opine,
win   could   be found  to entertain
very   ttrong   feelings   against   the
works of Scott or Lytton, Thackeray
or Pickens, but almost as soon as
we tread beyond  this  magic selection,   opinions   begin    to  conflict.
Georgo  Elliot  may be added to the
list, as, perhaps, may be one or two
more who have succeeded in making
famous  names, and whose works,
therefore, aro little affected  by individual   opinion.     Tlie   value   or
barm    of    fiction    reading   seems
only capable of solution by the test
of  its  faithfulness to nature.   A
novel which holds the mirror up to
nature   and   presents  an idealized
picturo  of  true Jiumanity cannot
have very much of evil in its composition,    it is whon writers exaggerate into grotesque caricatures the
virtues, vices, follies and passions of
mankind, and then label them faithful portraits of the average human
being, tliat novel  reading is almost
certain to be harmful.   Of course, a
novelist's villain mtijt be a-worse
man   than  the uiodol, or lie wouJd
cease   to  lie  an interesting villain,
but the master of the art never forgets   that   the   scoundrel must be
humanized   with   some   redeeming
qualities.   Take Nancy, for example, in Oliver Twist; in the drawing of this character theie are those
touches which convince the reader
that after  all Sykes' mistress is a
possible   and    likely   specimen   of
many of her kind,    Sho is, in fact,
no puppet, neitlier is she  an overgrown  monstrosity, but  a  woman,
depraved, low, vile,  if   you  pleaso,
still a woman.   Compare her with
any similar character from Zola, the
heroine of L'Assomnoir, for example, and nt once will be perceptible
the ouo great feature which marks
Dickens' creation a true aad at the
same   time   wholesome portrait to
contemplate, whilst tho other is a
filthily   grotesque    picture,   which
makes the reader exclaim in indignation   that the thing has no likeness to tlie average of the class it is
supposed  to represent.    The novel
of to-day is written  with no other
purpose than to sell, and tliat wliich
will suit olio fickle mental palato of
the novel reading public for the moment is always oh hand.   Thus it is
that novels of real sterling merit are
becoming  rarer day by day.   The
novelist, if lie is to keep his name
before the public, must produce at a
fabulous   rato, or he will find that
some other individual has snipped
into his place.   Looking down tha
publishers' liats, it will astonish ono
to see what a large quantity of reading niatter one writer can throw off
in a few months.    Whether good or
bad seems to mattor little so long as
tho stream is kept flowing, and today tlio battle of the books is merely
a conflict between authors as to who
can write   the  greatest numbor of
startling  incidents in the shortest
space of time.
MARITIME CONFERENCE
The International Maritime Conference Opened at Washington
by Harrison.
The American Government Sends
a Solar Expedition to the West
African Coast.
Seventy Men Killed hy mi ExdIo-
siou of Fire Damp in an
English Colliery.
There is a good deal of truth and
philosophy in the remark mndo by a
wit when he beard of the divorce of
ouplo recently married : "I am
glad thoy married eaoh other, for if
they had each married somebody
elso there would have lieen two unfortunate couples instead of ono."
TUB MARITIME CONFERENCE,
Washington, D, 0., Oot. 16.—Tho
delegates to the international miiiitiuie
conference assembled at tli :> .statu department tliis uinrning. Stj'ietS'ry
Blaino mei the delegates iu tlio diplomatic reception room about 11:30
o'elook, and wns introduced to tho different delegations by tlio minister uf
the country they represented. Blaino
made the address of welcome, The
delegates held a short meeting and
elected Admiral 0. K. Franklin, of
tlio United States navy, president of
the conference and adjourned till 11
o'clock to-morrow,- Tlio members
then proceeded to the executive
mansion and wore received by the
president in tlie east room. After the
delegates had boen presented to tho
president, the lattor, standing in tiio
centre of a semi-circle, Bpbke a few informal words of welc • ie, expressing
gratification that tlie conference assembled under such pleasant auspices.
He expressed deep personal interest in
tho results, which might bo anticipated, and, ho trusted; attained by the
conference, and hoped that the passage of the sens would be made as safo
ae it has been rapid. The president
m conclusion said thut the object for
which the conference had assembled
was one which would attract universal
interest throughout the world, and its
attainment would bo warmly welcomed
by all nations.
INDIAN VOTERS.
'Washington, Oct. IC—At the interior department it is thought that upwards uf 20,000 Indiuns will be entitled to voto at the next presidential
election. By recent acts of congress
every Indian ovor 21 years of age who
receives an allotment of land in severalty becomes a voter. Tho successful termination of the negotiations
with the Sioux Indians next year will
throw into tho state 4,937 voters, and
negotiation? now in progress will soon
make many more.
TRAIN srrrosED INSANE.
Boston, Mass., Oct. 10.—Lawyer E.
A. Snow yesterday requested a writ
of habeas corpus in George Francis
Train's case, ou. tho ground that he is
non compos mentis, but Judgo Deviue
refused. The lawyer now claims that
Train cannot bo legally held under
civil process in this commonwealth,
until the courts decido by export testi-
tiiuony that ho is of sound mind; and
they are bound to givo full faith to the
courts of Now York, and Judge De-
vino on the testimony of Surgeon-
General Hamilton who found ho was
not sane in 1873.
THE  11. AND 0, DIVIDEND.
Baltimore, Md., Oot. IC—At the
meeting of the directors of the Baltimore & Ohio Railway, a dividend of
five per cent, was declared ou tho stock
of the Washington launch for six
months. Tho nino months which ended September 30, disclosed that it
was inexpedient to pay a dividend on
the common stock of the main lino of
the company.
AN BAKLY MORNING   BLAZE.
Eaton, Ohio, Oot. 16.—At three
o'clock this morning a big lire wat raging at Camden near hero, and the
whole town was threatened with destruction. Tho firo department of this
city wns called out. Particulars are not
obtainable yet.
THE UNION rAOIPIC INCREASE,
Boston, Oct. 16,—The August statement of the Union Pacific Railway
system shows an increase on tho net
earnings of §265,540, nnd for8 months
ending September 30th a net increase
of §44,094.
AFRICAN  SOLAR EXPEDITION.
New York, Oct. 16.—Tho V. S.
steamship Pensacoln, with the African
solar expedition abonrd passed Sandy
Hook outward bound at 9:05 this
a. m. Her destination is St. Paul
do Loatulo, where the savants intend
gathering important facts about the
eclipse of tho sun, December 22nd.
THE SOUTHERN WAV.
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 15.—Tho alii-
aiicemen havo takon possession of the
town of Dothen, Alabama, to resist
the license tax. A riot, in which two
leading mon have been killed, is progressing. Two of the town's officers
are mortally wounded und a dozen
others seiiously injured.
BLOOMING BRITISHERS AGAIN.
Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 15.— Throe
breweries of this city were sold to-day,
it is believed, to an English syndicate whoso agents arc here. Tho consideration is unknown.
NOT SMART  ENOUGH   FOR BYRNES.
New York, Oct. 15.—lt transpired
this inotning Unit Edward 11. Willard, reported in last night's dispatches
as arrested at Fort Erie, on a charge
of forgery, wus formerly a groom in
tho service uf Maudu Granger, tlie
actress.     Lurillard retained a  check
received from tho auctioneers here, for
the salo of some horses of Miss Granger's, forged bor name at the bank,
collected the amount of the check and
tied to Canada. Inspector Byrnes,
however, had been informed of tho
crime and telegraphed ahead of the
fugitive, so that lie was captured. Lo-
rillai'd lins consented to return to New
York without waiting extradition formalities.
LEO was not 111.
Washington, Oct. 15. — Bishop
Keane, who luts recently been in consultation, at Home, with the pope,
aud is new preparing for the opening
of a Oatholio university, saya the reports of tlie pope's ill health uro untrue.
romance of eloping'.
New York, Oct. 15.—Among the
puiisengt-iB who arrived hy tho steamship Auriinia. hist night, were John
Hums and Mary Lehiiut. The latter
is the daughter of Mayor Lehunt, who
oivns extensive estates in the country
of Wexford, Ireland. Bums was gardener of the estate and the pair elopctl
to this oouniry. They wiil be detained
at Cas'lu Garden by request of Mis3
Lehunt's relations, and await their arrival.
THF ROPE BROKE.
Cincinnati, Oct. ,15.—A terrible
accident happened on Main stroot incline at 12:15 p.m. to-day. The car
had reached the top of,the incline,
whon the rope broke. There was
nothing to hold the car and it came
rushing down and ran into tho passenger station and office . below. Five
of tho passengers on board tho car
were killed, three probably fatally injured. Tho killed included threo men
aud two women.
THE LOUISIANA LOTTERY WINNERS.
New Orleans, La., Oct. 15.—In
to-day's drawing of the Lottery, 63,850
wins the capital prize of §300,000; 71,-
323 wins thu second prize, of §100,-
000; 10,228 and 3,397 each drawed
§5,000; 91,454 wins $25,000; 19,235
and 45,728 also draw §5,000 each.
DEFENDED HER HONOR,
San Fkancisco, Oct. 15.—Up to
noon to-day no one hnd identified tho
liiiin who-was slabbed to death with
one of the blades'of a pair of scissors,
in the haiids of Mrs. Clery, a waitress'
in a dive, shortly before midnight last
night. Mrs. Olery Btill stoutly maintains that the stranger attempted to
take liberties with her, and that she
plunged tho blado into his heart when
he handled her roughly and refused to
desist.
POWDER MILL DISSOLVED.
Schenectady, N. Y., Oct. 15.—It
is rumored here that tho Scliaghticoke
poweer mills blew up this afternoon,
killing one man and  injuring  others.
PRESIDENTIALPLUMS.
Washington, Oct. 15.—The president, to-day, made tho following appointments: John S. Bugbee, of California, U. S. district judge for tho district of Alaska; Georgo W. Barth, of
Utah, judge of probate in tho county
of Salt Lake, Utah Territory.
TOO MUCH DECK LOAD.
New York,' Oct, 15,—The schooner
Laura, loaded with stone, upset in the
East river to-day and three of the crew,
James Hughes, William Jackson and
Alexander Christ, wero drowned.
DEADLY FIRE-DAMr.
London, Oot. 16.—An explosion occurred in lientille colliery nt Longton,
Staffordshire, oarly this morning.
Soventy men wore in the pit at tlie
time of the explosion and none survived. Tho pit was completely
wrecked and the search for the bodies
was attended with great difficulty. A
large forco of men is engaged in cleaning
away the debris and endeavoring to
rench the dead and dying miners. The
men engaged in searching for the victims of the explosion have found 50
bodies of dead miners.
HAYTI   IS  SAFE.
General Hippolyte is Unanimously
Elected President of the Haytien Republic.
Large, Number of Jury Bribers Indicted by the Grand Jury in
the Cronin Case.
A Visitor to an Iron Mill Makes a
Fatal Step and Meets a Horrible Death.
ON TRIAL FOR EXTORTION.
London, Oct. 16.—Claude Marks
nnd Sidney Woolfe, proprietors of the
Mining Record, and Mr. Marx, of tho
Financial Times, who wero arrested on
a chnrgo of attempting to extort monoy
by threatening to protest a libel, were
arraigned ut the Guild Hall police court
to-dny and the trial adjourned; eaeh
of tlm accused furnished bail in §2,500.
LE ROI BST MORT.
Lisbon, Oot. 16.—Dom Luis J.,
King of Portngnl, died this morning,
aged 61 years.
BISMARCK I'HONOGRArilED.
Berlin, Oct. 15. - Prince Bismarck's voice, sty.u anu delivery iiave
been perfoctly reproduced by a phonograph recently sent to him, and copies
of it will he distributed by Mr. Edison's agents to important institutions
throughout Germany.
MORE PAY WANTED.
London, Oct. 15.—The engineers
and stokers on ocean steamers at Antwerp have struck for higher wages.
liquidating for ludwig.
Munich, Oct. 15.—Tho payment of
tho debts of the lato king of Bavaria
will not bo completed until 1895.
Thoyaro now boing paid out of tho
Bavarian civil list a,t tho rate of £55,-
000 u yoar.
SOUNDS VERY SWEET.
St. Petersburg*. Oct. 10.—The
JYoi'oi'. Vrenija in nu itispircd.nrticlo offers the friendship of Russia to Germany, and relies upon Princo Bismarck to maintain pence.
IIIl'l'OLVTE president.
New York, Oct. 17.—A choIo dispatch to   the Maritime E.-schange. announces Hippolyte unanimously elec-
ed president of Hayti.
THE  JURY  BRIBERS.
Chicago, Oct. 17.—Mure iudic--
nients in the jury bribery cihispirnoy
will be roported by the grand jury
to-day. Among those indicted will
probably be Henrv N. Stuttenlierg,
Alexander Sullivan's clerk. An additional indictment, may be returned
against Kavanagh and a prominent
member of the triangle who lives in
Elunvood. Tlie name of the hitler is
nut to bo ascertained, but oflicers were
sent direct from Chief Hubbard's offioo
early this morning to mnke tho arrest.
Tho first witness beforo the grand
jury this morning, was the mysterious
person brought in yesterday by Chief
Hubbard. He was escorted up stairs
from the state attorney's offico at 10
o'clock. A few minutes later Judge
Longnecker went to the grand jury
room to assist in the investigation.
The second witness was young Stot-
tenberg. Ho slept at tho North Side
Hotel all night in the company of an
officer. Aftor a brief interview with
the grand jury, the mysterious, who,
by the way, »trongly resembled the
description of J. Brodwiok, was then
brought down stairs by tho officers,
hustled into a buggy in waiting, and
driven hurriedly to the south sido.
NEW INDICTMENTS.
Chicauo, Oct. 17.— The grand jury
returned twelve indictments this p. m.
Eleven of them are in jail casos, the
other is ou jury matters. On good
authority it is said the new indictment
ia against one of seven already indicted.
LOST OVERBOARD.
San Franoisco, Oct, 17.—The ship
John McDonald, just arrived from
New York, lost William Ross, a seaman, 35 years of age, overboard on
Aug. Ilth.
TRAIN WRECKED.
Concord, N. H., Oct. 17.-At4
o'clock this morning, the Montreal express,.south bound,waB wrecked near
West Caanan by a collision with a
freight train. It iB said no trainmen
wore killed. Several passengers were
injured slightly. The track was
blocked by wreckage several  hours.
SHIP LOST.
Philadelphia, Oct. 17.—Captain
Kigil and crew of 11 men, of the German bark Duppet, 98 days out from
Liverpool witn if cargo of salt, are generally believed here to have been  lost.
A HORRIBLE DEATH.
Soranton, Pa., Oct. 17.—Last evening John Davis, of Providence, accompanied by two ladies, entered the mill
of the Scranton Iron and Steel Company, to observe the process of manufacture. In the doorway were three
cars loaded with red hot ingots, and to
cscapo the heat of these, in passing,
Davis stopped backward and a fly
wheel, revolving 150 times a minute,
caught him and whisked him out of
Bight. When the engine was stopped,
Davis' dead and horribly mangled
body was found in the wheel pit.
THE PENSION COMMISSIONER.
Washington, D. C, Oct. 17.—According to the president's present programme, a commissioner of pensions
will be appointed before to-morrow
ovening. The general belief is that
Poole, of New York, will be appointed.
handsome harry hangs.
New York, Oct. 17.—"Handsome
Harry" Carlton, the murderer of Policeman Brennan, was sentenced this
morning to be hinged on December
Sth.
THREE KILLED.
El Paso, Texas, Oot. 17.—Tho Tex
as and Paoific freight train, which left
El Paso about 6 o'clock last evening,
in charge of Conductor Badgeley, was
wrecked aoout 60 innes below the city.
Hie li-Aiu lei. Fort Huucuuk about 9
o'clock, and when about 0 miles bo-
yond that place plunged into a washout. The engine and many cars were
piled in a promiscuous mass. En-
glnocr Robert Bible, Fireman Charles
Jones and Brakeman G. W. Mansfield were killed,
HEAVY 8UIT ENTERED.
San Francisco, Oct. 17.—Richard
H. McDonald sued Leland Stanford
to-day, to recover twenty-five shares
of the capital stock of tho Central
Paoifio company. This is stock which
Ckira Bello McDonald was charged
with stealing from the plaintilf and
selling to Senator Stanford for §10,-
000. McDonald alleges that the valuo
of tho Btock is §1,221,000. He says
that Stanford refusos to surrender the
stock to him.
FRENCH AFFAIRS.
Oct.  17.-M. Nnquot
General Boulanger the address of the
national committee of tlie patriotie
league, signifying theii continued loyalty to lho general's cause. It is commonly believed M. Floquet will be
nominated president of tin- next chamber of deputies.
o.  p.  u.  STOCK.
London, Oct,.  17.—In  the market
to-day Canadian Pacific's ad i net;! 71J
from 70 at opening, and hold tliis prioe
firm.
AN APPEAL TO THE   Tlll'NIlEIIEK.
London, Out.  17.—Tho
muster of
the British soliooner Juan
Iii, <-ne of
the vessels engaged in bi il
Ushery in
Behring Sea, bus written '.;
.1   i.'mea
from Viotoria, 13. O, in    h
li ' ut*
the affairs of England "i   ti
n; ip::.;tcr
of theglobe inarather lugllb
...eight.
He appeals to the British
I.ul lie   to
move for what  ho reg t'tli
"justice
ill tho  Behriiu's   Sen      st
ute;"   He
anseris there, i'i ever ' pn '•
i ':!vt:-.-.t
if   the   policy   ,.-!'   !i>i past
Fi ur years
bc continued America ■ il
'.- able'tii
make giod   hti claim   : -   I
he   entire
possession of the ear-tei u lta
fof  Meh.
ring's Sea.    Hi-   thinks   * n
irgetie ac-
tiou   by   the   English   is
ibcoluteJy
necessarv   lo   prevent  the
Canadian
fishermen being driven cut
if it.
GERMANY WILI. PROIEST.
Berlin, Oct. 17.—J t :s reported
that Bhould Mataafa be elected king of
Samoa, Germany will protest with
the firm conviction that England will
back her protest.
SAMOAN     AFFAIRS.
Berlin, Oct. 17.—The Nodi, German Gazette says it is not unlikely that
Germany will retuse t;i: ecognize Mataafa as king of Samoa, ii'ii'd it must be
assumed the other powers, parties to
the same treaty, have similarly expressed themselves, because at the conference recently held ;-.(: Berlin their
representatives agreed al-alietoa i-bould
bc king.
FATHER MCFADIIES'S   TRIAL.
Dublin, Oct. 17.—The trial of,Bather McFadden and others for the killing of Inspector'Morden, in Gracelow,
oounty of Donegal, in January laBt,
begun at Mayo to.tlay. Tha. court
room was packed. When lho selection
of jurors began both counsel for crown
and prisoner exercised freely on I heir
prerogative of objecting to the presence of certain men in lho jury box,
and their alternate objections' increased. The excitement,' already
high, rose until every one in the room .
was undor the influence. Several jurors protested against ih-s objections
raised by the crown counsel to their
serving on the case, and tho court finally adjourned without filling the jury
box.
A PLEASUHE TRIP .SPOILED.
London, Oct. 10.—Tho str. Malta,
belonging to tlie Cunard S. S. Co.,
with 18 passengers li-jund on a pleasure trip to Italy, went ashore at St.
Just, near Lund's Find, during a fog.
Tho sea is snion'h, hut tlio vnpqel lies
in a bad position. She
become a total wreck,
sengers wero lai a safe
stoker, who w,:( :. jv.i e
is abrig-riggC'l. iron -.
2,113 tons, built ,-:t O'- -.-.
WHO OWNS PRIM! 0
London, Oct. 16,—An
been lodged against I
filly "Primrose Day"
"Czarowlz," on the gnu
ownership. "Primrose Day" astonished everybody by winning tiie famous
handicap Inst Thursday; and i.i.s entered bs belonging; to W. (.cater.
8TUB1IUK.N NATALIE,
Belgrade, O.11;. IC—OlUoild notice
has heen given to ox-Queen Natalie in
the namo of the sogeuts, the.!; if sho
does not accept the conditions which
havo beon proposod to her, as to bet
relations with her son, King Alexander, she will not bo allowed to nee liim
again. As she has declared she will
never accept these conditions, fresh
complications nre anticipated.
AN ATLANTIC nAi'.K.
New York, Oct. Id.—The steam-'
ship "Ems," which arrived last nigni
reports torriblc weather during the
trip. On two ocoiiaions .die was forced
to stop engines on ace sail if.tlu galo
and the tremendous seas. Out of 210
passengers, about four wore ae sick,
NOT Tinr.
St. Louis. Oct. 16
disaster in Colorado,
persons were killed, w
dation. 	
"rheO.11cm-.ain] Stay.
A Cliiuesi' nhickeil 'h;"' "'"" -"■'t up
for two months bi" the police magistrate this morning. Connee! fi 1 1 ho
defence asked that an order bc mado
that the Mongolian's queue be not cutoff. His honor was not- aware that it
was cuBtomary to curtail iho capillary
appendages of tho Chinese sent io jail.
Chief Sheppard explained thai, il. had
been done in times pest, but was not
usual now, His honor did ml consider it just that any additional punishment should bo inflicted, -uid did
not think it was lugs! to cut the queue.--
off Chinese prisoners' heads.— 2Vi-s-
dau's Times,
probably
t he pas-
teept one
Ch Malta
*; -inner,
i-   1805.
ion has
ear-old
of the
wrong
■The 1
in whir
eportcd
ut fo
Paris,
gone to tho Isle of Jersey to deliver to' weighing 25 pounds and worth §l,00ft.
Most satisfactory roj
orts continuo
io come from the inn ■"
districts, says
1 late  Port, Arthur  doB
patch    Silver
Mountain  ami   Vi est E
ml   mines nro
taking out §5,000 ivi rth
pei   ic- and
tho Badger  11.'.. 1   ...   .
king ,ut  the
'ohie&t ore  ei er BtrucJ
*.    The   enm-
mny has  just  taken   t
;,t   ,1   o'lggot VOLUME 34
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, OCTOBER 23,
ffi.-i.g-a-j^.yifr----------------'"*™^ i ':.-..--,:ii\;m,.-;,.i-,;i\\-'":>r-.vJT.-rj
188S.
Weekly British Columbian
VIiiIii .ulliy Morning, Oct. '.'il. 1SS9.
SOTEB ASD COMMENTS.
Tlieoriginal of "Littlo Lord Faunt-
leroy" is Jlrs. Burnett's youngest
son. Her eldest boy is said to bo
meaner than live boys in his neighborhood. His mamma has never
written him up,—Ex.
In Russia, no young girl is admitted t'o tlie telegraph service, except on condition that she will
mnrrv nono but a telegraph clerk,
and when her husband falls ill, she
has to take his place in the oilice
and do double service. A movement
is now being made to get this law
repealed so that the female operators
mny marry any one they please.
Tvo of the most remarkable scientific men of the century, Thomas A.
Edison, the well-known electrician,
of M.'iilo Park, and William Orookes,
the groat London chemist and discoverer of radiant matter, are Theoso
phisti Air. Edison is a member of
the Aryan Theosophical Society of
New York-, and Professor Orookes is
vice-president of the London Theosophical Lodge.—Ex.
The Imperial palace at Strasburg,
where the German Emperor and
Empress resided during their recent
visit to that city, has taken fivo
years to build, and it has cost £130,-
000. It is the finest Imperial palace that has been built by tho royal
family of Prussia, and the contractors for the various parts of the
work were exclusively Alsacians
and natives of South Germany.
A calculation just made shows
that Canadians pay $7.20 a head
per annum for liquor and tobacco
ank five cents per head for missions.
It cannot be truthfully said that we
are over-zealous in the matter of
laying the Gospel before the heathen.
But this discrimination is not without parallel. The man who pays a
dollnr or two for a seat in a theatre
will think himself an excellent Christian if he gives ten cents in church.
—Mail.
One of the wonders displayed at
the Paris exposition was an artifical
silk. A French chemist having analyzed the gummy substance exuded
hy the silkworm, produced its counterpart by artificial meansandby ingenious appliances put it through several
procescs until he produced a substance which only experts can distinguish from natural silk. The
goods manufactured from it excels
the natural silk in brilliancy of color,
has an equally fine luster, will wear
nearly as well, and can be produced
more cheaply.
It is said that the United States
is destined to become a nation of
blondes, Tho population of Norway
shows a percentage of 9G.2D of light
eyes. Flaxen hair appears in 57.5
per cent., while absolutely black
hair is found in the ratio of two per
cent. The immigration from Scan-
dinvian countries in 1888 numbered
•80,000, or about one-sixth of the entire immigration that- year. The
immigration from Germany is also
very largely made up of pure blondes,
while that from the British isles and
other European countries is very
mixed, with blondes still inthe lead.
Well, blondes "ain't bad."
Signor Crispi relates the following
anecdote : "During my first interview with Bismarck, at Friedrich-
shube, the chancellor caused two enormous glasses of beer to hi brought,
and invited mo to drink tho one
placed before me. I protested that
I drank only water, whereat the
Prince seemed astonished beyond
measure, but said nothing. But
when he had emptied his own
glass he slowly drunk the ■ one
which had been intended for me,
Shortly afterward two large pipes
filled with tobacco were brought,
The Prince lit his own and handed
the other to me. 'Your Highness,'
I observed, 'many thanks, but I do
not smoke.' 'What I' exclaimed
Bismarck, rather impatiently. 'You
don't drink and you don't smoke !
what sort of a man oro you, then? "
Difference of opinion exists among
labor authorities on the subject of
the eight-hour movement. The English trades unions are not unanimously in favor of it. But our
Canadian trades council has come out
boldly in its behalf. At a recent
labor meeting at Hamilton Mr. Pow-
■der'y spoke with reference to it.
He says he favors the eight-hour
day, but he is of opinion that it is
not to be obtained through strikes.
Agitation alone can sccuro it. The
chief of tho Knights of Labor is,
like Chief Arthur, strongly opposed
to strikes except as n last resort.
He looks for results from influence
brought to bear upon publio opinion.
The dook strike in London hus nevertheless, done good. It has given
the laborers better pay, and has exposed to tho dock shareholders the
fact that dividends and wages have
been small because tho directors
overpaid  themselves.
The oldest notes are tha '
money," or "convenient money,"
first issued in China 2097 B. O.
Originally these notes were issued
by tho treasury, but experience dictated a change to the banks under
government inspection and control.
Tho early Chinese "greenbacks
were iu all essentrials similar to tho
modern bank notes, bearing the
name of the bank, dato of issue, tho
number of the note, the signature of
official issuing it, indications of its
value in figures, in words, and in
the pictorial representation in coins
or heaps of coins equal in amount
to its face value, and a notice of the
pains and penalities foiling counterfeiting. Over and above all was a
laconic exhortation to industry and
thrift: "Produce all you can: spend
wilh economy." The notes wero
printed iu blue ink, on paper made
from the fibre of the mulberry tree.
One issue, in 1396 B.C., is all carefully preserved in the Asiatic Museum at St. Petersburg.
-Hyxf'Tioiiiiy IMsnpiK'areil.
It is supposed that another mysterious disappearance has just taken place.
On Saturday last Phillip Hermon,
about 45 years of age,' robust and apparently in his full senses, quit his
work at F. W. Hart's factory, and
nothing has been 3eon of him since,
llermon used to be employed as a
cabinet maker, and ia accouutod a good
workman. It haB to bo added, thnt,
judging from all accounts, Hermon
was occasionally apt to get under tho
influence of liquor. Sinco Saturday
nothing has been seen of "Phil," as ho
is familiarly called. For somo time
past he has ho has been boarding at
the Greyhound, tho proprietor of
wliich gives him a good record. Ho
waa an Englishman, but might now he
termed a British Columbian, having
been in the country for 25 years. He
was unmarried, tin Saturday it seems
he complained tp the factory foreman
of feeling sick, but it was not thought
that anything serious was tho matter.
His friends do not entertain any great
fears for his safety as yet, but still
cannot holp wondering whnt has become of him.— World.
Nd. 43.
ViCTQRIA^WS.
The Kleclrlc Tramway—Miners Wle ul'
Slnrval!»ii--Votciiiitc Eruption nilt'uulo-i
Inlet. 	
Special to thoColnnihian.
Victoria, Out. 21.—The contractor
has about 200 men at work laying the
tramway rails and work will be rapidly
pushed to completion.
Yesterday was a beautiful Sunday,
but last night a heavy raiu fell.
Tho stoamer Sardonyx leaves for the
north this evening.
Tho Lebu bus finished loading hor
cargo of salmon, and sails for London
in the morning. The captain will push
her for aU sho is worth, and thinks he
can beat the best records.
The Elder returned from Alaska yosterday with some 400 passengers. Advices by her give a sad account of the
death, from starvation and exhaustion,
of two miners, F. C. Young and A.
Ingram, who perished on tho way from
Forty mile Creek lo Juneau. The
party consisted of four. Tho other
two, J. W. Sperry and E. C. Rose,
after great difficulties reached Juneau
and oame down on the Elder. The
party lost tho road and followed the
wrong trail for a hundred miles through
the wilderness. Sperry and Hose
were plundered by Ciiilkat Indians, on
tho Yukon, barely escaping with their
Uvea. They belong to Portland. Ingram belonged to Topeka, Kansas, and
has a son in Seattle. Young belonged
to Pennsylvania.
The report of 400 miners boing in a
state of starvation at Forty Mile oreek
ia contradicted.
A new and very active volcano haa
broken out at Cook's Inlet. Whon it
broke into activity it was accompanied
by an earthquake. Tho shocks were
felt for miles.
The Thetis had not arrived nt Juneau
up to 12th of Oct.
Conl Lands.
We understand that negotiations
have been completed by Mr. S. M.
Robins and Mr. L. Rosonfeld on bo-
half of the Now Vancouver Coal Company, for the bonding and purchase
of the extensive coal lands in Cedar
District, about fivo miles distant from
this city and nearly contiguous to tho
present South Field property of the
company, The amount of land purchased will aggregate 3260 acres, and
is the same land wliich the famous Dr.
Griffin secured a bonding right thereon,
which ho so ingloriously allowed to
lapse by effluxion of time. The Now
"Vancouver Coal Company is to be congratulated on the succesful acquisition
of this valuable coal property. Among
those who have bonded their land are
Mayor Bate, E. Quennell, Charles
York.T. D. Jones and T. Walk-Times.
Slllclilc Yliroc-,-.']  Drink*
The Kamloops Sentinel of the 10th
inst. tolls of tho suicide of a man
named David McMartin, laat Wednesday morning on tho Cariboo road.
McMartin left Ashcroft on Thursday
morning, tho 10th inst., with n acven-
horso team and freight wagon laden
with merchandise for Barkerville and
way points. He laid over at Cacho
Creek two days and at Cargill's two
daya. From Cargill's he went to
Dougherty's, arriving tlioro on Tuesday of this weok. On Wednesday
morning ho continued liis journey, and
went about jive miles on hia way to
Clinton, whore ho stopped and tied the
horses by the road aide. About 11
o'clock on the samo day tho stage reached there and tho driver Btopped to look
for McMartin, but could seo nothing
of him. A searching party was formed
at Clinton, and a search mado for him
on Wednesday, but no traco of him
could bo found. On Thursdny a larger
party was organized, and the wooda
thoroughly searched. The hunt was
successful and the unfortunate man
was found hanging tu a tree, dead.
The body was eut down and taken to
Clinton, there to await the action of
tho authorities. Tho deceasod lud
been drinking heavily at Ashcroft, and
it appears he continued his libations
at points along the route, and the
natural supposition is that ho became
temporarily inaane through excessive
drinking and while laboring undor the
craze committed tho rash deed which
ushered his soul into tho presenco of
hia innker.
McMartin waa well known in Kani-
lpopa and aurrounding section, and wns
generally conceded to be a hnrmloss
and inollensivo fellow. Ho originally
camo from tlie neighborhood of Durham, Grey county, Ont., whero it is
believed ho has friends or relatives
still residing. Ho waa betwoen 40 and
50 yeara of age.
Children Cryfor
Pitcher's Castoria.
LATE CANADIAN NEWS.
The outbuildings of Robert Morton,
near Ansa Craig, Out., wero burned.
His boy, aged seven, perished in the
flames.
T. H. Hulbert, of Duluth, a well-
known mining man who has boon prospecting in Port Arthur district all summer, died suddenly at tho Northern
hotel yesterday morning.
Senator James Turner died Sunday
night at Hamilton, Out. Tho deceased senator was one of the most enterprising business men in the Dominion. Ho ' wna a Scotchman, born
at Glasgow, in 1820. Hia fathor was a
power loom manufacturer in that city.
Tho deceased emigrated to Canada
whou 22 years of age, and two years
afterwards lie married Miaa Caroline
Huldah Greene, of Kingston, Ont.
Settling in Hamilton, the young
Scotchman's progress in business was
rapid. His extraordinary physical
energy was felt in whatovor ho was engaged. At tho time of hia death he
was head of the wholesale firm of James
Tumor Ss Co., of Hamilton, and senior partner in Turner, Roso & Co.,
Montreal, and Turner, MacKeand Ss
Co., Winnipeg. He was one of the
first of tho Canadian merchants to push
business in Manitoba and the Northwest, laying the foundation for an ex-
tensive trade in those parts of the
country during a visit he made to the
Northwest with Hon. Joseph Howe in
1869. He was enthusiastic in the expression of his faith in the greatnesa
of the Northwest. Ho was at various
times president or director of the
Hamilton Ss Lake Erie Railway Co.,
the Wellington, Grey Ss Bruce Railway Co., the Northern and Pacific
.1 unction Railway Co. and the Northern and Northweatern Railway Co.
Hia removal leaves vacant tho vice-
presidency of the Bank of Hamilton,
also his Beat in the senate of Canada,
to which he was called in 1884. He
will be sadly missed iu the business
circles of Hamilton.
To Farmers.—Mesara.Woods.Turnor
& Gamble make a specialty of lending
money on fanning lands; any amount
from 8100 to 820,000, according to
security. ocl7m
HAKKlKl".
Hendehson-aFc'C'ctciieon."At llie re.*l-
ilenco of the bride's lather, October ljtli,
lis the Rev. Walter R. Ross, John Cotter
Henderson, M. P., to Miss Frances June
-Mceiutcheou, eldest daughter of John
McCuteheon, Esq., all of Chilliwack.
1IIKII
SCOTT.-on Sunday last, October 18, near
Ladner's Luuiling, B.C., Nancy, beloved
wife of Mr. John Seo! t,n native of Ui-ntit-
ford, Out., aged :'S years II months und 18
dnys.
T. C. ATKINSON,
BARRISTER., SOLICITOR, &c Offlccs-
Masonio Building, New Westmlnater,
li. O. dwtc
AKMSTH.UKC1 tss KBKSTB1N,
BARRISTERS,   SOLICITOUS,   ETC.-
Masonic Building,  New Westminster, It. C. dwmylte
coitnoHiiD, MceoUi a .hots,
BARRISTERS, SOLICITORS, etc.  Offices—Masonic Buildings, New Westminster, nnd Viineonvei', 11. 0. dwtc
A. C. UllVIMlSE-JACH., IS. A.,
IJARRISTER, SOLICITOR, NOTARY
i .l.'ilblle, is,:. Offlce in tlie Humley
Building, Columbia St., opposito the Colonial Hole!. dwim'2te
JOSEPH M. OAVA'OK, II.A„-u-u.B.
noLD MEDALIST of llie ITnlvorsllj ol
VJ Dublin. UARRISTER-AT-LAW of
lho High Court of Justloo, Ireland, Oillces,
Corner McKenzie is Clarkson Sts., New
Westminster, dwfeaito
O. W. (1RAST,
RCHITECT.   Oilice-Cornor Mary anil
i.  Clarkson Sts,, Wostmlnster.   dwtc
ALHEltT J.  HILL
(M.CAN.Soc.C.E.),
CIVIL ENGINEER, LAND SURVEYOR
and   DRAUGHTSMAN.      Humley
Block, New Weslmlnslor. dwiui3Ilte
sTE,Jk!S'lE!iliCSTX[JkJS.sXj.\Vi
DRESS MAKING
(Late of Engt.anh)
Corner ol Church and UulumbluSlrettti*.,
NKW WESTMINSTER.
aarSatlsmctlon guaranteed,    dwfe7to
.oo Honee,
Tin-: friends or the
13. C. Agricultural Assoch
Avo re*|Uef.tc.l to meet at tho
City Hall, Victoi-ia, Thursday, Nov. 7
At TIDO p.m.
BcsiNKSs.-Elcctlon of Offlcors Ior en-
suing yoar.
Victoria, li. C, Ocl. mil, 1880.    ocHwtd
A Pleasing- Sense of Health
and Strength Renewed, and
of Ease and Comfort
Follows tho use of Syrup of Figs, as it,
acts gently On. tlio
KlDNl'YS, LlVEB Iff BOWFXS
Effectually Cleansing tho System TOiait
Costivo or Bilious, Disponing
Colds, Headaches and Fevers
and permononlly curing
HABIT-aA-Ci OOOTTIPATIOK
without weakening or irritating tho organs on which it acts.
For snlo in Soc bottlos by nil Lcaiilng
Druggists*
MAHDFACTUaiSD ONL1- 11V TIIK
OAnroEiiiA Ha sieup go
., Sah Fsikoiscc. Cal,
^'-levii.t.ii. Ky. H»'V yout, .'«• ■
THOSE   WISHING
FREE-HAND
Orayon.Watier Color or Pastel
FQRTRAiTS
[For Christmas]
Should Leavo tlielr Ordera Early with
Miss Linnie
Instruotion in Drawing mul Painting at
Studlo-Cou. Royal Ave. & Mauy St.
Orders received at D. Lyal & Co's.
dwse21ml
BRITISH COLUMBIA
taWiffil«%B8y
( JLUMITiniD )
THOMAS ALLSOP,
HENRY S. MASON,
CUYLER A. HOLLAN
,}
DI RECTO HS.
HEAD OFFE-TE:
15 Serjeant's Inn. Fleet Street,
LONDON,  ENG.
The Business of ALLSOP & MASON hns
been moreed In the abovo Compnny nnd
will bo carried on by tho Company from
this dale as a general Land Investment
and Insurance Agency.
MONEY TO LOAN on Mortgage at Low
Rates. Town Lots nnd Farming Lands
for Salo on easy terms.
Victoria, B. C, May 16th, 18S7.  d\vjly5
NOTICE m HEREBY GIVEN THAT
the partnership heretofore snibslst-
1ns betwoen the undersigned under tlio
firm, namo of Comcrford & McDougall,
Merchant Tailors, hus been dissolved thlr*
day by mutual consent. All accounts
owing tho lato firm nro to be paid to J. A.
McDougall, and all claims against tho
said firm wiU bo settled by hlm.
T. COMEREORD.
.1.  A. MCDOUGALL.
New West., Aug. 31, ISSS).
McDougall
WILL CONTINUE Till-: 1UJSINESS
under bis own name, at the same
Btore, on Columbia street, next to F.
Crake's. A continuance nf the public
patronage is respectfully solicited* Satisfaction guaranteed. dWKcoto
Tho finest ussDitmeutof
■EnglisBt Tweeds, Worsteds,
Fancy Pantlngs, -&<:«
&C, just
A call solicited,   Armstrong Jllock, New
dw Westminster. mh28tc
TO SMERS.
IF YOU WANT TO I'JNJOY A GOOD
CIGAR, ASK FOE, THE
BRITISH LION
HENRY LEE,
„,-. fi M AIN LAND.
*"3H'hcy aro not only made of the
-Choicest Tobacco but thoy aro of
Homo Manufacture., and should be
patronized by nil gootl citizons.
WM. TIETJEN, Manufacturer,
1IOL11BOOK BUIIiDlNG,
COLUMBIA STREET,        NEW WESTMINSTER.
ilw!7noly
Im'^s,- ISI
-TO THE PUBLIC GENERALLY WHO WISH TO RECEIVE VVLh
■ VALUE for money spent, wo would bog to call attention to our large and
well selected stook of GENERAL MERCHANDISE. Tbe most of our
Fall Goods have now arrived, and we can show a splendid assortment and GOOD
VALUE in
STAPLE and FANCY DRY GOODS
MEN'S   FURNISHINGS,
BOOTS    .A. IN" ID    SILOES,
Hardware, and all tho leading brands of
FINE GROCEEIES.
Our store iu entirely too small to display our goods satisfactorily, so kindly
ask for what you do not soc. It will bo a pleasuro to ahow out goods. We know
there is money in tho country, if nono at Blackett & White's. Aa we have determined to get sonic, wo will sell for tlie next few months at prices wliich will dftfy
competition and compel people to buy. We mako no leaders on anything, but
will sell all classes of goods at bedrock prices. Do not fail to call and see our goods
and get prices, and wo will guarantee you will save 111011C}' and lio satisfied.
Please cut this out and paste it iu your hat for oaBy reference.    Yours respectfully,
[& WE
IB.   O
woclml
onndry S Mm Ms k
( LIMITED )'
Engineers, Boiler FMeis, and iron antl Brass Founders
HAVING GREATLY INCREASED THEIR PREMISES AND MACHIN-
cry, are in a position to undertake the construction and repairs of Marine
and Stationary Engines and Hollers, iililliiig, Mining and Cannery
Machinery., as well as Castings and Forging* of every description.
Estimates given;  all work guaranteed.
D. CARTMEL,
General Managei-..
dvrjimc
A. McKELVIE,
Mechanical Mamacek.
GRANT & MACLURE.
Boots, Shoes, Slippers,
Rubbers.
ORDERS BY MAIL PROMPTLY FILLED,
dwtc
F. 6. STRICKLAND k CO.
Ill, 111
We have the Largest and Finest Stock of
CARRIAGES, PHAETONS, HANDY MARKET & CHURCH WAGONS
IN THE MARKET. ALL OUR RICS ARE FULLY CUARANTEED.
Repairs oi' all kinds neatly and promptly done.
F. CI. STRICKLAND & CO.
selldw Wcbster!a Building, Westminster, B. C.
GENERAL &' SHELF HARDWARE,
Including Tools of ail ltindu of tlio best makes; Cl-OSS-Cllt & Slaild-SaWS,
Etarbcu Wire for Fencing, and all the necessary Utensils for Farming;
Pulley Blocks, SiKiteli Blocks, Eopc & Chain in all sizesi Pitch.
Tar & Oakum; Tarred and I'lain Paper for Building: Paints & Oils
in all colors; Ijiquid faints in all shades; Floor Paints ready touse; Grind
i'toncs; Wall Paper in ail deaigns; Brooms & Brushes lor all purposes;
IilllMriC&tIng {fils; Traps of ell descriptions, anil a general assortment of
Agricultural Jhuplcittcnts,
*J3T Special attention given to orders by mail.
T. J. TEAPP c2Z CO.,
dwj!y3tc Columbia Stkeot, NewWestminster.
J O R    vi   rbnnu
REAL ESTATE BROKERS,
financial ani Insurance Agents.
Property for Salo in all parta of the City and Suburbs. Wo also havo listed some
of the finest farming land in tho Province. MONEY TO LOAN. HOUSES TO
RENT. Agents for tho Confederation Life Association of Toronto, the London
Guarantee and Accident Co., Limited. General Agents for Britiah Columbia for
tho Americnn Steam Boiler Insurance Co. of New York, the Royal und Atlas Firo
AosuVauoo Companies of England, Union Fire ami Marine Insurance Co. of San
Francisco, South British Fire aud Marine Insurance Co. of New Zealand.
 OFFICES-	
NEW WESTMINSTER—Columbia Street, Bank of B. C. lilock.
VANCOOVERr-Hastinijs Street, opposito the Tost Offlce.
dwaolOto
JAMES D. RAE
[SUCCESSOR TO I).  MePHADEN]
DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF FIRST-CLASS
Groceries and Provisions
•jet ffi-ajeamm«   <dKrCz:.
Oofl'ees Roasted and Ground on tlio Promisos.   Fine Tens n Specialty.
dwly —»—-COLUMBIA STREET"™""*.™™----™ VOLUME 84.
WEEKLY UlilTIStl COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, OCTOBER 23, 1889.
j  -    ■ .„.--.     „-s.---rsrsswnssarvaasr.
NO. 43.
THE  CHURCHES.
SnnuiiiiricH of Smnll ol' tlie I'ltv Sermons
Spoilt*'! Siniiluy.
THB BAPTIST CHURCH.
In tho morning the Rev. Thos. Baldwin spoke from Romans 5c, 8 to 10
verses. He aaid: Thoro is no Bubjoct
bo hard to measure ot to realize, as tho
personal and inliuite God and His display of infinite lovo to us. Although
He has so illumined our present condition willt the invigorating beauties of
nature ami His ever bountiful providences, and we are constantly feeling
the good coming out of thom, wo still
loso a great deal if ive dp not see that
away behind all the.-ie there waa the
design of an ever provident God for
good. It, to Hiin, wuu not enough
that He should lie the Oreatur, the
Designer, but He looked upon us uc
certain points in our condition and
made speoial provision for our nuods,
us He saw wo wero circumstanced* as
sinners, for instance, Mo bhw the
damage .-md llio liavoo sin had made,
shutting i,.i off tiiini I hn great future,
and He provides Jesus and iu-that provision He commends His love to us.
Wiiv did He do this? It is a principle
on this earth, tint no two can walk together unless they ho agreed; sumo
natures are repulsive to you and you
desire to yet away from them and there
is nu affinity; now thero was no affinity
between God and man, sin had divided Ihom, ami yet, while we were
out of altinity Ho overcomes all ordinary un,J extraordinary difficulties between Him and us ami comes forth tu
us with a Saviour. Now I wantyoii to
remember tlm whou praying that it
was nothing but Hii. grace, His love,
to us and for us, tlio spontaneous outcome of lovo alono that, unattracted,
when He saw uur helplessness on account of sin, caused Him to give His
only begotten Sou, TIiou I wouldliko
you would notice the intention He has]
it is to open to us tho good in the
other world, by throwing us into relation with tlio provisions for the great
future. What we cannot do or get for
ourselves God's hand provides a way
and means. Ho almost does too much
for ua iu the fullness of tho provisions
made for our temper-*! wauls during
our short existence here. If God so
provides for us here, for a short life,
how much more will Ho look to tho
other, iho eternal lifo. Think what
the storehouse, the, banqueting, Iho
waving "f tho banner of lovo should lie
to us,, the knowledge that wo shall be
continually growing in our relationship, our likeness, uur nearness to
Him. Now tlioro are two things for
reflection. What manner of persons
ought wo to be nnd what ought wo to
do iu response tu eo much love from a
Father's heart? Then what might you
to do who never gave yourself, who
never obeyed, who novor accopted the
conditional right to that brotherhood
and oompanionship with Him who has
provided for this lifts and the other
that is beyond? Hero you take with
alacrity the bountiful provision made
for the present and temporal life.
What ought you to do with respect to
the provision for the higher and bettor life : Why you ought to obey the
conditions and claim the gifts.
and sorrows. Thero aro many of the
young here. You look forward to this
estate; your selections should bo made
with the greatest care. Paul says in
2 Cor., 0 ch. 42 v., "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers." Whilst there may bo much in
professing Christians to deplore, still,
with all the inconsistencies, if the
grace uf God bo in the heart tho companionship will be safer tlian with one
who has not that graco. One of the
first things to be considered when you
intond linking yourself for life is to be
sure your intended is a Christian, for
you havo no right to form unholy alliances, and thoso who do so will have
trouble; mistakes may be made and
docepfion perpetrated. Tlioro can be
no happiness if bounded by time, ther"*
is a wrong atari and thero is a constant
pull in opposite directions. Oh, how
many homes nro unhappy to-day for
want of religion in them. In forming
theso acquaintances, which may prove
lasting ties, seek beauty of mind nud
soul as well and in preference for
form and beauty, they will bo found of
more value. Please God and you are
move likely to please oach other. To
those who liavo sailed out on this lifo
companionship and who lind the yoko
does not always suit, pray that your
wholo household may be devoted to
God. Man i: sanctified by the Christian influence of his wife; seek to do
«ood and be tlie means of doing good.
There is the friendship of ono 1 would
reoomuiehd to you before closing; "one
who sticketli closer than a brother;"
but t" gain whose friendship Ho inusfc
be trusted, consulted, [lis commands
obeyed; and where this is done He
abides in tho soul. My friends, is this
your friend? Now seek earthly friendships, but above all seek Jesus lu
lead and guido you by his counsel in
this lifo and afterward receive you t-i
His prosence in glory.
1'llKSBYTIiBlAN   CHURCH.
Iii the evening nt the Presbyterian
churoh thu Rev. Thos. Scouler took
as his text Solomon's Song, 5 chap., 10
v.: 'He is   my  Friend."    He spoke
os f"" -■:   'I'h?  •iihjiict  to-night  is
"Friendship.'' There are few wlio
have uo friends; ihe name has a certain charm and lew hearts are not
gladdened by deep and lusting friendships; ii, is a necessity—in fact, it bus
been questioned if life would be worth
living without it. Friendship means
tho association of two or more friends,
and the duration depends upon the nature of the tios and tho circumstances
under wliich they were created. Ordinary friendships will not bear too
great a strain, they will uot bear taxing too much, foe whoro there is too
much stress vory often what would
hnve otherwise been n lasting friendship is broken up, and heart burnings
and detestation take the place of esteem. Some friendships ure formed
with the higher purpose of mutual
help iu tho divine life, and such friendships are not easily broken. Some are
founded on and fur the purpose of personal advantage and profit, either in
business ur political spheres, and are
endeavored to bo termed in words of
praise nnd promise until after the end
is gained, whon tlie too one-sided and
non-mutual relationship is severed. It
is so in business partnerships; whon
ono tries to steal from tho other, it is
soon all up, and the silken cords
broken and the mutual help gone.
Friendship should, liko a sweet smelling flower, invigorate, and it thrives
bost in '.lie noil id virtue, for thoro is
nothing more uncertain than tho
friendship of the vicious; it is like
rotten timber, tho moment is is strained it breaks asunder, Itused to be an
old saying that tlioro wits honor anume
thieve.-:; but it is vory hard to aeo this.
What kind uf honor or friendship
cool-1 •' '■■' that -.- •■"■-' '■•■■'•' sin? lt
is wrong and therefore could not endure, and il such associations aro
formed you should try and broak loose
from them and from those whose evil
influence would drag you down to perdition. True friendships aro formed
on principles of virtue; ohooso the
companionship of thoso who hnvo
chosen the guod part, those who would
help to elevate you to a higher plane
of Christian experience; thoso with
whom your companionship makes you
bettor iu thought nnd feeling. I say
cherish Suoh friendships as these. They
will weep when you weep and rejoico
when yuu rejoice, and will not only be
with yuu in prosperity but also when
tho clouds collies and tho surroundings
iicoin dark, their sympathy will bo
found helpful. Such helpful and sympathizing friendships nro often found
iu tiiu holy relation of husband and
wife. Gud, iu tiiu Garden of Eden,
snw thut it was not good for man to bo
alone. He said, "I will mnko n helpmeet for him;" a divider of his joys
CITY COUNCIL.
Tho council met nt 8 o'clock Monday night for the transaction of business. Present-—Aldermen Reid, Cunningham, Ewen, Keary, McPhaden,
Shiles and Curtis.
Mayor Townsend in the chair.
The minutes of the last meeting
were read and adopted.
COMMUNICATIONS.
From W. S. Gore, surveyor general,
stating a crown grant for lot 757,
group one, district of Westminster,
will be issued in favor of the corporation in due course. Received aud
tiled.
Frum Thus. L, Briggs, stating that
he does not. care to have any earth removed from bis lots on Agnes street,
and suggesting, that a retaining wall be
built to protect the damage already
done; also suggesting that a ladder be
placed nt each of the elevated loti so
thnt the owners might climb up once
in a while and look at their property.
Received and filed.
From James E. Phillips, protesting
against the grade in front of his property on Agnes street, and stating that
if the evil is not remedied he will ask
81,COO damages; also stating that it is
impossible for him to use the front entrance to his house since the grado has
been changed.   Received aud filed.
From John McKenzie, protesting
against tho manner in which certain
real estate owners have subdivided
lots 4 and 29, suburban block 7, the
same being at total variance with the
goneral plan of the city. As an instance of this he cited where a street
had been laid out 51 feet in width in
stead of fiO feet, and which in tho proper order of things cannot bo extended
beyond tlie lots in question.
On motiun, the clerk was instructed
to inform all parties that no streets
will ho accepted unless in conformity
with tho city plans.
From R. P. Bell, T. J. Trapp and
others, pelitioning tho council to take
some steps to repair Douglas Htreet,
from Montreal street to the city limits,
it being at present iu a disreputable
condition and dangerous for travel.
On motion, the board was instructed
to place the road in proper repair.
From Hon. John Robson, provincial secretary, stating that he had not,
officially or otherwise, written on the
subject of the 80-foot draw in the Mission bridge to the federal government,
but correspondence had taken place botween the government and the C. P.
R. Co., a copy of which was submitted
for the benefit cf the council.
Letter No. 1—From Mr. H. Abbott
to the provincial government, stating
that a misapprehension existed in the
minds of members of parliament regarding the proposed draw in the Mission bridge, and citing numerous cases,
sueh as the Lacliiue canal, the Assinu-
boino bridge, Red River bridges,
Sault St. Mario canal and others,
where none of the draws wore larger
than 80 feet.
Lettors No. 2,3 and 4—From Capt.
John Irving, manager of the C. P. N.
Co., agreeing to an 80-foot drnw,
which he considered large enough.
Letter No. 5—From Hon. John
Robson, provincial secretary, saying
tho government had examined tho cor
respondeiice and would not raise any
objection to the proposed draw of 80
feet, considering that the public inter-
eats would be well nerved with a draw
of thut extent.
Letter No, (J—From H. Abbott, expressing the willingness of the company to place tho draw whore it would
bo most servicablo for the publio use.
Aid. Roid said it would bo unwise to
take thu advice of Capt. Irving ns he
was concerned too deeply with tho C.
P. R, to give a fair opinion, Booms
of logs could not bo safely taken
through an 80-foot draw.
Aid. Cunningham said ho was sorry
to soo iho provincial secretary had
been mislead. Ho for ono would never
submit to a smaller draw than 100
feet, and tho more he rellccted oil it,
tho moro seriously it seemod tu menace
the welfare of Westminster. Ho would
strongly oppose uu 80-foot bridgo.
Aid. Keary coincided with the last
spoakoi', and heartily endorsoil the
sontiuienls expressed.
Tlie communication was receivod
and filed.
From Angus Mclnnis and others,
askina that a stroet bo oponed between
Halifax and Douglas streets, below
Montreal street.
As the street in question had not
been deeded to tho city, no action
could be taken in tho niatter, although
tlio aldermen all admitted that such
streets as these should be opened as
soon as possible.
Aid. Cunningham favored a liberal
policy in street opening, particularly
tho back streets, where people had
difficulty in reaching their houses.
Aid. Keary suid lie was sorry the
chairman of the finance committeo was
not present, for it had been determined tq advise that all work, except
when absolutely necessary, should bc
stoppod from now till the end of tho
year. If this was not done the council
would go out of oilice S10",000 in dobt.
From Stewart Ss Gash, asking permission to erect a verandah in front of
their premises, whicli they woro unablo to do when tho building was erected, owing tu the scarcity of labor.
The aldermen woro all favorably inclined tu allowing the verandah to be
built, but thu bylaw would have to bo
amended in order to allow the concussion asked, therefore tlie council could
do nothing in tin- matter. It seemed
a hardship iu this case, but it could
not bo helped.
From E Whyinau, asking for au increase ui pay us caretaker uf the city
hall.
On motion, lii-s salary wob increased
810 per monthi
From Armstrong Ss Eckstein, instructed by Mrs. Brighouse, asking tlie
council to tako immediate steps, iu accordance with the provisions of the
New Westminster act, for the purpose
of determining uud paying the amount
of damage dune to her property on
Agnes street; ulso requesting an answer to the foregoing on or before
Wednesday, so tliat they might advise
tlieir client as to tlie best steps to take
in the mutter.
Aid. Reid moved that the clerk be
instructed to reply, saying that the
council had no power to make any
awards.
Aid. Calbick seconded the motion,
and thought that, tho sooner tho mutter was brought to a head the bettor.
If the city hnd not the power lo make
streots it should be known immediate-
ly.
From Sydney J. Pearce, chief of
police, stating that the street lamps are
not lighted till some time after dark,
which subjects pedestrians to much inconvenience.
Referred tu the lire and light committee.
ACCOUNTS.
E. Burns, $49; J. M. Wise, 81°;
Ackerkman Bros., §20; Jas. Cunning-
liam, 8108.27; II. T. Read & Co.,
SG0.50; Strickland & Co., 822; T J
Trapp & Co., 8200.97; P PeobJes,
829.50; Wintemuto Bros., §42; James
Cunningham, §06.75.
REPORTS.
The lire and light committee repotted recommending that the city clerk
be instructed to tako steps to collect
823 from Mr. Janes, of Vancouver,
the cost of a lamp post broken by him,
Report adopted.
Aid. Slides reported that the board
of health had examined the complaint
of Mr. Fraser regarding nusianco on
Elliott street, and stating that no
nusianco was found on tho premises
referred to.   Report ndopted.
Thowntorand sewerage committeo reported that thoy had under consideration Mr. J. T. Fanning's report on
tho proposed water works system, and
recommended that it 14 in. main be
adopted; that tenders be called for the
wholo work; that tenders be called for
material laid down in Westminster;
that tenders be called for making pipe,
excavating and laying.
The council went into committee on
the report. It was pointed out that a
14 inch main will supply water for a
city of 18,000 inhabitants, while a 10
inch main would supDly 27,000 people;
the 10 inoh pipe "will cost 822,000
more than the 14 inch pipe; tho latter
pipe with a reservoir would supply
25,000 people. After a great deal of
discussion it was decided to use the 14
inch pipe as the population would not
likely reach above 25,000 in five years.
On motion the report was adopted
and the matter of choice of pipe to be
used was left with the committee. The
chairman suid the tenders would be advertised in all the leading engineering
journals in tho east and Canada,
Tho park committee reported as
follows:
1. That the approximate expenditure
on the park has been as follows: Clearing under Patterson, 83,000; McLennan
k Loncy, contract, 82,500; athletic
groiuulB and trotting course, §0,000; ex-
liibition building, 87,000; sheds, stables
and pons, 83,000; making a total of
822,000,
2. That the excess of expenditure over
loan is warranted by the necessity of pre-
(luring for tho provincial exhibition which
las given very general satisfaction. The
athletic grounds and driving track required  u   very   large   expenditure, but
commissioners, simultaneously with the
election of mayor and aldermen next December, and defining their duties.
Aid, Cunningham added in oxplana-
tiou that it would be necessary to decide upon what is to be iloise withuut
delay. Tho slock shoos would have to
bo enlarged, for at least double the
animals would bc exhibited next year.
Tho building also would have to be
enlarged, as he intended that every
manufacturer in Canada would have
exhibits at tlie next fair. Ho also proposed to huvo the exhibition so largo
and popular that all tho principal
journals in Canada wuuld send representatives to it, and thus do Westminster good beyond expectation.
Aid. McPhaden thought next season
would bo time enough to make any
improvements that may be necessary.
Aid. Keary did nut see tliat anything
would bo gained by delay; the work
had tu be done and therefore the present council should finish the work so
successfully commenced. There had
boen an over-expenditure, and it was
proponed to meet this by a second loan,
but ho would ask that §2,000 be added
to the proposed loan so that thu crescent could be [nit in proper condition.
Aid. Curtis thought thu matter would
nut, suffer by standing over fur a week.
Aid. Roid and Aid. Calbick wero of
the opinion that nothing wna to bu
gained by delay. The next <j. uncsl
might huvo different ideas on improvements, and therefore it was the duty
of the present board to do all in their
power for the benefit of the park.
Aid. Shiles considered tho best plan
was to lay lhe matter before the people and let tliom decido whether or net
they favored the loan.
Tho park committees report was finally adopted.
His worship reported that complaints
had been mudo to him that W. R.
Austin was keeping a store on his
whnrf.    Report received.
Aid, Roid reported that the new fire
building on tho water front would extend out a short distance over the
water.
The pound by-law was laid over.
Aid. Curtis asked if the board of
worka had reported on the discharge of
one of the city engineers, and on being
answered in the negative said the board
of works knew that something was
wrong in the engineering department
and if some notion was nut taken by
the board lie would move in the matter.
Aid. ShiloH said ho -vas only a figurehead on the board; he was nover consulted by the chairman and know-
nothing of what was being done. Aid.
Jaques was running the beard iu the
faco of tho whole council, and things
wero nut going right.
Aid. Curtis said the Columbia street
flume would never have boen a failure
had tho engineer attended to his work.
Some of the contractors had not soen
the engineer in a month. Work was
being badly done in all directions, and
solely from neglect.
Aid. Cunningham said he did not
like to say much in the absence of Aid.
Jaques, but he agreed with the other
speakers that things were going wrong.
Aid. Calbick said it would be better
to to wait for a report from the chairman of the board of works, who was
preparing one.
Aid. Curtis: "That is jmt the way
with the board of works. If wo wait
for tho board to do its duty we_ will
wait a long time. Mr. Gauvreuu hns
been a good and faithful servant nud
now it is your duty to choose between
the two; there is not work for so large
a staff."
Aid. Kcaiy: "The whole board
knows tho city ongineer has not dono
his duty, therefore I move that ho be
given a month's notice nnd Mr. Gauv-
reau bo appointed in his place."
This was seconded, but withdrawn
in order to give the chairman of the
board of works a chance to report on
the subject before action was taken.
Aid.    Cunningham gavo notice that
he would introduco a by-law  to  raise
$18,000 to complete the park improvements.
The council then adjourned.
CHINESE RETALIATION
The Chinese Government Preparing to Exclude Americans from
all but Free Ports.
The Damage by the Late Floods
in Japan was Terrible in
Extent.
Judge Dodge Speaks a Little
Freely ou the Sharon-
Hill Case.
CHINESE   RETALIATION.
San Fhancisco, Oct. 22.—By the
steamer Arabic, just arrived from
Hongkong and Yokohama, it is learned
that bis majesty, the emperor of
China, held a conference on the 14th
of September with his privy council, to
consider a memorial recommending
tho dismissal of uJt Americans from
tho Chinese servioe, und also tho eon-
lineineut of American merchants and
missionaries within tin- treaty ports, iu
retaliation for the treatment of the
Chinese iu the U. S.
TEIIltlDIE niisci/rs.
ian Mail snys that admitted
eti
.In
will greatly add to the pleasure  of  citizens generally.
3. Additional accommodation is required for next exhibition, .and the committee recommends tliat another wing be
added to the exhibition building and that
more sheds bc erected for stock. If this
roconimcndation docs not meet with approval, the committee submits that tno
athletic grounds and stock yards should
ho seeded down immediately and a per.
muncnt fence erected to enclose the
cleared portion cf the park, and that the
remaining portion of the athlotic grounds
should be leveled and seeded to grass.
4. Tho committee leeoinnicnd that a
loan of $!S,O0u bc made to curry out the
suggested improvements, and that a
public meeting bc called for Thursday
niglit, the 24th inst., fur the purpose of
receiving a statement of facts and figures
relating to Queen's park aud ascertaining
tho sentiments ui' the ratepayers with respect tu thu proposed loan.
5. 'J-Jio committee also reciinuneiul
that throe persons bc elected park commissioners without, salary, and that a bylaw bc prepared for tho election of said
Tbe Ambitions Cily.
The Weekly Ffcforian, drawing comparisons between the cities of the province, lays: "On the other hand,
there ia no mosa on the back of Kew
Westminster. It should be called the
"ambitious city," for her citizens must
be alive and progressive men. Loan
bylaws, having for iheir object the
welfare of the city, are never "sat upon" there, but are carried by rousing
majorities. Conclusive proof of this
is Bhown by the late voto upon the law
authorizing tho city lo bonus the New
WestminBter railway to the extent of
8150,000. Verily, thero are no Hies
on the royal city, and wealth aud prosperity will bo lier reward."
Koolenn)' l.nki* DlNlrlrl.
Tho president, vice-president mil
secretary of the board uf trade, und
Messrs. Charles Wilson nnd M. Lum-
by, forming a committeo appointed to
interview tho govornment on tho question of opening up tho Kootenay Lake
ecutive yesterday. The importance of
providing adequate means of transport
and travel into the new mining region
was dwelt upon by the committee, and
the government wore urged to hasten
the building of a road connecting Kootenay Lake with the Columbia river.
This, they claimod, would keep tho
trade of the region within British Columbia. At presont nearly all supplies are obtained from the American
sido. The premier assured the committee thnt a survey of the road would
be commonced forthwith, and that nn
engineer was even now under instructions to proceed to the ground and begin work. Tlio constructing of tho
road would, without doubt, commence
at the earliest possible moment ill tlio
spring. It was also understood by tho
government that a lino of railway
would be built betweon Sprott's lauding and Nelson in thu nesr futur.i.
with tho object of attracting the growing trade of the region tu ils natural
channel.—Saturdag's Colonist,
'I'll,
ly incomplete us are thi- figures
presenting ihelussesof life and pro.
perty ly the recent Hoods throughout
the empire, 'he lot-Is they give ure appalling. 1' is learned from them that
twelve prefectures have been devastated, 2,419 people killed, 155 wu undid and more than 1)0,000 deprived nf
means nf sustenance; mure than 50,-
000 haue either heen swept away or
submerged,. 150,000 acres uf ul'ops destroyed, about 0,000 bridges washed
away and smiio hundreds nf miles of
roads broken up.
instantly killed.
Jersey City, N. J., Oct. 22.—This
morning two young men walking on
tho Pennsylvania railway track, near
Melchatn, were struck by au engine
and instantly killed. Papers en one
showed him to be.luliii Neil, a sailor,
22 years old, discharged from the
steamer Erie, just arrived at New
York. The other man was not identified.
SUICIDE,
New Yobk, Oct. 22.—Sigmund Silverman, a wealthy silk merchant, shut
himsolf some timo last night at his
residence. The body was discovered
this morning on the flour of his room
with a bullet in his temple. The
family claim the shooting was accidental, but as no one knew of it until this
morning it was probably suicide.
TE1UUBI.E   ACCIDENT.
Glendai.e, Ky., Oot. 22.—A terrible railroad collision is reported at
Lynnlund, on the Louisville & Nashville railroad. A special with the directors has gone to tho scene. No
particulars yet.
YELLOW   FEVER.
Washington, Oct. 22.—Surgeon-
General Hamilton, of the marine hospital service, received a telegram from
Dr. Porter, at Key West, reporting
another case of yellow fever at that
place and that quarantine restriction
has been resumed. Tho patient is E.
Elhnger, who left Havana Sept 21st,
bound for New York.
a long tongued judge.
Washinoton, Oct. 22. — Judne
Mathew P. Dodge, of the Oregon federal circuit and district court, before
whom the famous Sharon-Hill case was
brought for hearing, is in Washington.
Judge Di'dge wrote an opinion declaring the famous marriage contract a
forgeiy, and Judge Sawyer wrote concurring in thu opinion. Boing interviewed by a reporter, Judge Dodge
said: "1 came east as a delegate to
the Episcopal convention in New York.
Yes, I satin the Sharun-Hill case. The
fact iB that the woman was merely his
mistress. He gave her 8500 a month,
furnished magnificent quarters and
spent money on her lavishly. Her
influence on Judge Terry was undoubtedly bud. She urged him to act beyond even his own inclination, lu
November she will be tried by me for
resisting the authorities. It is very
likely she may at some favorable opportunity attempt the lives of Judge
Field, Judge Sawyer and myself. I
predict Bhe will die a violent  death."
THE  KEICHSTAG.
Beklin, Oct. 22.—Tho autumn session of the Reichstag formally opened
to-day. Tho imperial speech wna delivered by Herr Von Bottioher, imperial minister of the interior, and
vico-president of tho Prussian council,
who said the session, as had those in
the past, would bo directed towards
the security of pence at home and
abroad. The cooperation of tho Reichstag in the consolidation of the defensive powers of the fatherland, would
be again claimed in order to furthor
tho development of the efficiency of
tlto army, for its readiness for action
will impart to tho efforts of tho omper-
or and his allies for the preservation of
peace, weights which is their due in
the Ciiuiic'l of nations. Measures will
be presented by the government
amending the military laws of May 2nd,
1874. It will provido for a frosh distribution of the army, etc., and is intended to readjust existing irregularities of organization which hnvo arisen
through tho strengthening of the nrmy
and the displacement of troopB from
time to time. From this causo and
the corresponding expansion of the
naval power arise additional expenditure set forth in tho budget. The
financial statement to bc presented,
compared with thoso of tho current
financial year, will be largely increased, A new Socialist bill and new
banking hill will nlso bo introduced.
The spnech reoounts the late events iu
east Africa, aud says that the Zanzibar aulian has isBiicd decries promising the abolition uf slavery. To relieve tho foroign oflico of a great anil
increasing uia.-.i uf work, a colonial department will be created. The hopes
oxpressed by the emporor on Novembor 22nd, 1888, thnt  penco  would bo
sustained have not only been realized
but have been strengthened as regards the future, owing to the personal eleotion wliich the emperor has
since cultivated with tho rulers of
friendly and allied powers, thereby
helping to strengthen the confidence
felt abroad. The honest love of peace
animating, tho policy of Germany
justify tho belief that tho peace of
Europe, based on existing treaties'
will, God helping, be maintained in
1889.
too NILE TALK.
Paris, Oct. 22.—The French uuwb-
papers have started an absurd romance
about the serious difficulties which always have arisen between tho Empress
Frederick and Prince Bismarck, in
consequence of the chancellor having
interfered to prevent the betrothal of
Princess Margaret of Prussia, to Prince
Christian of Denmark, whieh thu empress is very desirous of bringing
about. Tho real fact i-i thar Prince
Bismarck lias no sort of objection to
the projected marriage, and that ho is
sorry tlmt he wished Princess Margaret to marry Princo William of Nassau
is absolute nonsense. Tho alliance
between tho heir of the throne of
Denmark and the sister of the German Emperor wus so distasteful to her
that it led to such a furious protuBt
from the Duke of Cumberland that
tht idea was abandoned.
NOTED SURGEON DEAD.
Paris, Oct. 22—Dr. Phillip Ricord,
tin; celebrated French surgeon, who
for many years was known in Paris as
the great American doctor, died at
Paris. Ricord was born at Baltimore-
Dec. 10th, 1800.
VERY ILL.
London, Oct. 22.—Chas. B. Ran-
laugh, member of parliament tor Northampton, is lying very ill. His friends
fear he is dying,
NEW INDIAN COMMISSIONER.
Ottawa, Oct. 21.—Dr. Powell, visiting superintendent of Indians iu British Coumbia, has been superannuated
at his own request, on account of ill
health, and A. Vowell, provincial gold
commissioner and stipendiary magistrate, has been appointed to the poai-
tion. Vowell, in his capacity as stipendiary magistrate, bus hnd to viait
every section of the province, and
knows all the Indian tribes. The appointment is considered tho very best
that could be made. The late superintendent is a brother of Col. Powell,
adjutant-general of the militia.
A LARGE INDUSTRY.
Windsor, Oct. 21.—Tho ground for
the construction of the Malleable Iron
Works has been taken in Walkerville,
and the buildings will be pushed to.
completion as soon as possible. The
money comes from eastern capitalists,
and ic will be a big boom to Windsor's
thriving suburb. It is expected to
employ 400 hands.
THE ABORTION CASE.
Toronto, Oot. 21.—Mrs. Elliott, a
widow, who it is charged ia the victim
of abortion by a builder named Parry,
and who was unable to leave the hospital and appear in the police court
thia morning, was granted a postponement of the cnae till Wednesday. Parry has been in jail for some weeki,
awaiting the woman's recovery.
BROKE HIS NECK.
Petroma, Oct. 21.—Allen McDonald, of Oil Springs, fell through the
railway bridge Saturday niglit, breaking his deck. His family reside in
Wullaceburg, Out.
sudden  death.
Halifax, Oct. 21. —Patrick Garrett,
aged 78, while attending mass iu St.
Peter's church yesterday morning, fell
back in his pow and was u corpse inside uf ten- minutes. Heart disease
wns the cause of his death.
BOATING ACCIDENT.
Port Arthur, Oct. 21.—Frank Du-
priea, J. Paulmark and another man
known as "Hurly," left Peninsula
Harbor, ninety miles enst of here, on
tho north shoro of Lake Superior, for
Port Coldwell in a fishing smack.
When u ahort distance out they were
overtaken by a storm, and the boat
capsized. The disaster wns noticed by'
residents of the village and n bost went
to the rescue, which succeeded in saving Paulmark, but Dupries and
"Hurly" were drowned. The bodies
were recovered.
CLERICAL APPOINTMENT.
Toronto, Oct. 21.—Rev. Father
O'Connor, will, it is thought, will receive the appointment of administrator
of the diocese of Loudon, ns successor
to Bishop Walsh, who was appointed
archbishop of Toronto. The appointment will have to bo made by the.
pope.
home by FRISCO,
Ottawa, Oct. 21.—Lord Stanley-
has decided lo take a Bteamer for San
Francisco and return home on the
Union Pacific through the United
States.
OTTAWA   NOTES,
Ottawa, Oot. 21.—Tin- story ubout
Mr. Ohisholm, whose wifo secured a
divorce in Chicago before marrying
Hon. G. I'm Foster, tno minister of
finance, is untrue.
Ei-Shcrill' Powell, a leading citizen
nnd formerly a politician, died hero today.
Mr. R. R. Dobell, of Quebec, is
here. Ho will apply at the next
session of parliament for nn act to incorporate the Canada Atlantic Cable
Company. He soys that the cable will
be laid next spring between Canada
and Ireland via tlio Straits of Belle Isle.
The estimated cost is §1,500.000.
Everything indicates that the Behring Sea and Atlantic fisheries ques-
tions, as recently foreshadowed, will be
settlod this fall. Sir Julian J'nutiee-
forti admitted as much to a New York
Herald reporter, The Oanadian government has despatched an uUioiid to
Washington un a private mission in regard I o thi' dispute. The impression
prevails hero that tlie Behring Sea
question will bo settled by a commission representing England, Canada, tho
United States, Russia and Japan. NO. 44.
■■rrt*-^Fi.---WBriTiTrj.
Jli**-flcn  *Kr*«a*»iajhe.
n Garnett, who died at Seattle
sek, was well-known in British
"bia. -A.~fooij.fc thirty years   ago he
e<3. from an. English man-of-war,
el±. tli© JEtoyal PLoacts, Victoria.
iXM.t fco I*ojrt Discovery when quite
i^j man and worlced in a sawmill
b place- During the gold excite-
313. tlie Fraser river he went there
Et-cl-e a. small fortune. Returning
toria lie -eri^atiecl in the drug
?S3 xor* about five years. For-
rowned on liim and he lost all.
fterwards went to the Cassiar
, with -varied success, wintering
■season in "Victoria, where he is
:no^vn- I^ifteen years ago hu re-
X to tbe Sound, working for the
Sound IMill Oompany at Port
Xe. Since  then he has worked at
y ville and "N"ew Westminster.
r*-eo.r» aeco, while loading a vessel
utnber at X-*.)rt Blakely, a large
r fell t-»:i I tit* leg and foot, and he
trxicl i-*!-* for nine months. Me
«-l to liavo hixd hard lines ever
IrJ. e was laid up In the hospital
ortland fox- eighteen months.
n^5 trie hospital lie went to Ta-
last JVIay, and worked at sawing
contractor who did not pay him.
itt retained attorneys to sue his
st.x3t.-cl tlie caso is now pending in
-strict court in Tacoma. Eeing
: monoy lie went to Seattlo where
Lends helped him. Tie obtained
>yment in the night shift at tho
anics mill where he was employed
s time lie went to the hotel where
s<T- Garnett  was an Englishman.
£vs.   xie.ver known    to    tell    any one
3   his   i*elari\ es lived,  and it is now
:y-three  years sinew he     wrote    to
Oarnetttold ix     friend    ho    in-
*ci        going      this     ■winter    to   Apple
3^    between  Yancouver Island and
i-a,in."l.*»,s^ci,   where $100,000 of   trea-
wv-^s X>-^ii-Lecl,       He    said it    was    loon   tlie  "west side   of     the    island,
3   the   western    horizon    opens   be-
l.   t^vo   other islands,   and   was   un-
1 a r*,g"'0   rock  that was now   covered
landslide     from    the "bluff.      He
ed  tlie  information from   a   dying
in.   the  Cascade     mountains.     Just
OU.S   to   liis -pjoing to the hospital in
■a,Ti«3,    lie   Wiis   waiting to hear   from
rt-t^meys ,   rtud  was in.hopea that he
3.   get   liis   money  to enable  him   to
for*   tlie  buried treasure.
CORRESPONDENCE.
A.   Protest.
Trx'on.    Colombian Sir:—Seeing   an
[e £xx your paper the other day re-
lending another largo grant tothe
I beg leave, in the name of a num-
±7 residents on the hill to protest
.st   tbe  proposed grant at the present
3 do not say that itis not very dele    to      ha-ve     further     improvements
* ixx tiio Queen's park, hut we wish
y that it is moro desirable aud of
.ex* importance to have streets opened
boxxses -where at present it is both
ult and dangerous to nnd an en-
:e. During the summer we sub-
mX -quietly to the large and expensive
ov*e«nents made in tlie neighborhood
e p-ark, believing that after the ex-
ion soxxie attention "would be given
ber parts of the eity where no streets
ound. - Dut it appears thut, instead
sending to this, attention is directed
q -desirability of continuing these
ovements where they would not be
y   use   for one year.
ts tlii nk it is a disgrace to tlie city to
j.ch a street as John street, for hire, hotween Queen's avenue and
-^real --tiect,   in the very   heart of the
full of stmnp-s ami s-toiies.. it being
er*<_»-li-.--* oxx a dark night to use if.
t* -v-_-ifcl i >>ei ■"■.^destitute of street lamps,
•-.al 1^ --3    and      streets,  no     ".vonder    the
popi: 1: • tion on tliat street should
nt rand protest a-cfainst money being
i wlie: .; i*t i:s at present not needed
r t n.--ry remain without these con-
uci.'-^,   that   other     residents    of    tho
ii I * sa-ss i^>-oi5til;>Lii3 localities possess.
ucample, one street <s:\n be pointed
tlira.*t zs-aj-3 been opened wheiv there
iy one resident, wber-eas on John
t, above Monta-eal street, there are
y a. d.jzeii S-a-jxiili-es, and in order ror
gers to  reach -some of     these    houses
• liter lias to send one of his children
.ot -tliLiin thi-ougli the hush or they
SI   cerl.iiuly   lose their way.
e residents on the hill, I think, are
L-^d fco a fov-.- city iidvur.Ui^es if they
cpected to l>ny taxes, and I think it
"I become The Columiiian and
£3 to champion Lhe interests of their
f1«~mrn. ^idcwalkless and gasless vie
etxTosDO advocating a 1
k that aro not rc',,ui
_V   11i:siio:nt OV
i for improve-
red at present,
Jo JIX Stkbst.
FROM   VICTORIA.
i ttirii«-:ti-i   y-3-»2<-*«r--"rsi«* fVavfti^lie vrlll
a**-*v«*      iit<*     p*-%-»lffH**iis-«* «>»•* a3«s>i St-attion*.
Z.zmL*jzrc-    i «>   IHT'"'rm'T-fflTHt i
sal     .«. *>  the-Colnmbian.
c-rt.v.iA.     < K-r.    2".—Tht-    Anglican
* I t- uiTnenced ir.-* annual session
:i«* *:*n i ng, *• lio sorvico being held nt
i r,   Gnucch   e.theur-i], and  Kev. Mr.
Irisivl    :.>r«.-neliing th© sermon of wel
s,is   IM -1 reelhi   -Storey,    <»f    tliis    city,
• i-tr ii ed   *!.*     Christ     Ohurch     cathe-
t h. i ^       moniinc     to   M?r.   Purdy. of
tcont. i. «i*u     church     .-*>-.    *, uivUuii
X ~    zS.   S -s-v if t
"W arspite.
a much
li    be    iu-liovod
heavier iron
s'his powder never varies. A marvel Of
purity, stre?.iKth and wholusorp.um-s*. More
economical tban the ordinary kinds, and
cannot ne sold in competition with the
multitude of lowtesJ, «hort weight alum
or phosphate powders. Sold only in cans.
Royal Baking Powdsr Oo.,106 Wall St,,
New Yorfe. Bfely
ESTABLISHED  ISIS.
CAPITAL   (all paid up),
BEST,
$1*2,000,000
C,000,000
Head Office, - Montreal.
SIR I). A. SMITH. K. C. M. G.—Prosiilent.
O. A. DETJMMOND, Esq.—Vlce-Bresldent
"SV. J. BUCHANAN—General Manager.
HAVE     BRANCHES     IK    LONDON,
Ens,-.; New York, Chicago, and in all
tl-.e principal eil ies and towns in Canada.
Interest allowed on special deposits.
C.   SWEENY,
Maxacikii, Vancouver.
GEO.  D.   BBYMNKK,
Sun-Agent, New Wertminster.
•w*el3ra3
Samuel lellard.
ERG HAN" ..
WESTMJOfSTER STREET,
CENTREVILLE,   B. Cs
Dealer In Cutlery, Earthenware,
Books, Stationery and Medicines.
land Agent, Conveyancer, and
Notary Public.
Agent for 'The Columbian."
Post Oflice Address, Cnilliwhack.
 wjeailc ^
M.A.McRAE
The finest assoitmentof
E^iiglislii Tweeds, Worsteds,
Fancy  Pantlngs, «&c,
&A-...   jUSt
t
mmwu
A call solicited,   Armstrong Blook, New
dw Westminster. mhSStc
ft Ws. sOL-^fc-*,
CHOICE
Family Groceries!
And PROVISIONS.
— .\\>,o	
A KElL-SiiLE  UO STOCK 01
it^ Oerman shij. Muatcclo r.nd
I_.ot>vi, saliiion. Ja.ilcn, both left
tTiornin^ for a race to London.
Hustedo ia tlio craft whicli Ad-
l Ilencase had removed from Ea-
alt. I5otli  n.r-0  very fast ships and
■esult   v.-ill bu looked for    with    in-
i*i      !STc>iitr«3;il    TiTvtrtess   asaeita  that
*s:iiu*^.i4liii*4    schnOnera   havo  been
fi>r     tlio    St.   Lawrence   mid   that
l^.-iiii^   'ii   wines ami  brandies of all
cJIs,     jm^wmsiltry.   books    ami     tobacco.
sinug-^ie.1  g;ii,ii1s are placed *»n   the
tri.      ctxsix-i.iix    * ho    n-ight    ami are soon i
»v-o-.-i- The     V^o.-^-.s   eniite   up  as  f.ir
* i *t- "I >*t*. c   an**   t.-viMi   t**  ?.j * *iitreul.
DRV C*.
km mmmmz.
AT   THE    LOWEST   PRICES.
LiUNDBOHM'fi BLOCK.
('«,Iunil>l:i htrl-el, Xoxv -IVri.liiil-nnlt'r
noldwly
2 (About a P. M., Sept 11) g
-.'.- u,
Ir* HIGH PRICES IN BOOTS AND*^
^ SHOES. §
™ tv■ $% v$ n "" T*        S
as llliyilLiU »
" or    ALL   CULTAS STOCK INg
£ BOOTS   &   SHOES. _
S ALL     REGAJRB    FOR    HIGH?
&
PRICES.
fn 1000   Ml-N.   WOMEN & CHIL--
« ' nr.i-JN,
K To Buy Soots  thai  R Boots;
'ttr.
B A. B. WINTEMUTE'S!
BION OP   THK BITKKA1A
dwsel3Lc foi.UMitiA 8tkt;bt.

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