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 Official Gazttt*
Mitk  tetMiim
Vol. I.
No. 13.
\ I EBCIIANT'S HOTEL, oorner of MoNeely
1\P and Oolumbla Streets. Best Wines
and Cigars kept constantly on band. JAS.
(jASH, Proprietor.
KOOM.   Meals at all hours, dished up
In any style.   Open day and night. Moderate
charges.   W. E. MOU'1'1 MF.lt. Manager.
GROTTO HOTEL. This House has been
thoroughly renovated and refurnished,
and the proprietor solicits a share of public
patronage. MEALS, 25 cents. White cooks.
G. K. SMALL. Proprietor.
QUEEN'S HOTEL, corner Clement, and
Columbia Streets, ti. II. WILLIAMS.
rroprietor. First-chiss in every particular.
Pure Wines and Liquors, anil choice brands
Of Cigars.
$1 per   Year.'
The publishers of the Pacific Cana
dian, In order to reach the people of this j
Province, havo decided to place tho subscription price at the vory low figure of
SI.00 per year. This places tbe paper
within the reach of all, even in hard
times, and there Is no other way that a
dollar can bo invested to better advantage. In the family circle a healthy
newspaper is almost invaluable as an
educator. Have the Canadian come to
your hearth and make the whole house
glad. Try it for three months for
2!) cents.
riMIE TELWiltAlMl HOTEL. Front, street,
_l opposite to tho Ferry Landing. Nothing but oholcost of liquors and cigars. Telephone 103., P. O. Hon BO, IIOOAN BROS.,
CLEVELAND HOTEL, opposite Boll-Irv-
Ing&s Patterson's dock. First-class cooks
and attentive waiters. The bar is stocked
With prime Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
HRENNAN 11ROS.. Proprietors,
OCCIDENTAL HOTEL, corner Columbia
aud Ilegble Streets, New Westminster,
B.C. Kates for Hoard and Lodging: Per
day, $1.00; per week, $5.60. Tbe best ot Wines.
Liquors and Olgars dispensed at the bar.
.1.0. OKAY. Proprietor.
DEPOT HOTEL. Columbia Street. New
Westminster. The best 11.00 a' day bouse
In Canada. The rooms are superior, and tbe
Hotel is well adapted to the needs of families,
to whom special rates arc given. Board by
the week al reduced rates. P. O. BILODEAU,
OTEL DOUGLAS, corner of Oolumbla
U. and MeKenzie Streets. New Westminster. American and European plan. Shaving
parlor attached, under the management of
T). Walker. Restaurant open day and night.
Sample room for commercials. A..I. TOLMIE.
Proprietor. Telephone 111.   P.O.Box224.
New Westminster. This is tlie popular
Hotel of the city. Airy and well furnished
rooms. Cttsine department, carefully supervised, and the dining tables supplied with
all the luxuries of the season. Banquets
spread to order. Late suppers provided at,
snort notice. Choice Wines. Liquors and
Cigars In tbe sample room. A. VACHON,
MANN & SMITH. Light and heavy dray-
Ing of all kinds. Household furniture
carefully removed, and special attention
given to removing pianos, sales, etc. Mill
wood teamed to order. Express at all hours.
Telephone 88.	
FOR Sale or exchange for property in B. O.
One hundred acres of land In Manltouliu
Island���50 acres cleared, balance good hardwood and cedar. Four miles from county
town, 1 mile from school, good house, good
water, Title good. Adress, Subscriber,
Office Pad lie Canadian.
Pure Bred Berkshire
The undersigned, breeder of Pure Bred
Berkshire Swine, has always on hand pigs of
all ages, which will be sold at reasonable
prices.   Apply to
Cloverdale, B.C.
New goods arriving daily at
Don't place your orders before
seeing our Stock.
Opposite Masonic Block,
Mainland Truck and Dray
Draylng & Teaming Promptly
Attended to.
Agents for T. Hembrough & Co.'s Brick,
Tliu and Pottery Works.
Orders received forGllloy & Rogers'Coal.
The new and Most Elegantly
:-:    HOTEL
Stkam Radiators in Every Room,
Together With Bath Accomodations, Excki.ent Fare,
���Fine Service.���
We Lead, Others Follow.
Titv the Canadian till 1st January,
1895, for 81.
Sin. C. I). Ranii Is in Now York on
business connected with the ]!. I, and
F. V. railroad.
The High School entrance examinations, which opened on Monday, arc concluded, but the results will not be known
for a couple of weeks.
Duuing the month of November, 17
births, 6 marriages and 33 doaths wore
registered at the Government agent's
office in this cltv.
According to an item In tho World,
Mr, I!. G. Tatlow has about made up his
mind to bo a candidate for the City of
Vancouver at the approaching Provincial
Almost the entire staff of tho Columbian
havo been down this week with the prevailing influenza. We are very glad to
learn that all aro now making good progress towards recovery.
The case against Kelly and Rutter, of
Langley. which was sot for the 4th inst..
has been further adjourned till the close
of the Stroebel trial in Victoria, so that
Mr. Moresby may bo in attendance.
Dr. Young, of Comox, who had been
suffering from an attack of typhoid
fever, died in the Nanainio hospital on
Wednesday morning. Ho was a native
of Seaforth, Out., and only 30 years of
Ii is said that somo 300 ratepayers
will be unable to vote at Monday's
election, having failed to pay their tuxes
within tlie specified period. Only fourteen persons registered under the Householders' Act.
The Wellington Advocate has ceased
publication, the publisher, Mr. McManns.
finding it a losing venture, and the people
iiuappreciative. It is said Dr. Walkem
will immediately fill tho vacancy with
the Weekly Mail.
While Mrs. William Murray was walking on Front street on Saturday evening
a man tried to snatch her purse. The
same person applied for a lodging at the
police station and, being recognized, was
on Monday committed for trial.
F. J. Elliott, alias C. S. Butler, has
been committed to stand his trial for attempting to pass a forged draft on the
Bank of Montreal for $5,000. His counsel says that Butler will plead that ho
did not know the draft was forged.
As will be observed bv advertisement
in another column Mayor Curtis, in response to a requisition, has called a
public meeting for this (Saturday) evening, in tho City Hall, to discuss matters
In connection with the mayoralty olection
-Mr. A. C. Wilson, who has boen negotiating for a site for a pottery here,
and has been offered very liberal terms,
evidently holds a high opinion of tho
value to a community of his proposed
Industry. He is asking Vancouver for a
free site.
The Customs returns for the port of
New Westminster for November were:
Imports: Dutiable goods, 834,433; free,
871,136; total, 105,569. Duty collected,
811,330.35. The other revenues were
8305.38. Total collections, 811,541.53.
Exports, 8111,804.
The Westminster Fisli Co.'s steamer
Capllano arrived from the North with
45,000 pounds of fresh halibut, being a
large increase on her first catch. Most
of the lish were shipped to New York,
and the steamer returned to tho fishing
grounds for another cargo.
Thr Bazaar lu aid of the Orphanage
of the flood Shepherd) held In the drill
shed during Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday was well patronized, and
proved very successful financially. The
ladles win, had the matter In hand are
to be congratulated upon the happy
result of their labors.
Rumor has It Unit the McLaren-Ross
mills may change hands within a few
weeks. A syndicate of English and
American capitalists are said to bo
negotiating for the purchase of tho mills
and a large section of the company's
timber limits. It is to bo hoped the deal
will bo consumiited and the saws started.
For several trips the up river steamers
havo been unable to reach Chilliwack
Landing, owing to the lowness of the
water iu the river. The bar which ha*
been forming opposite Chllllwack Landing for somo time threatens to destroy
navigation at that point. Tho channel
Is now on the opposite side of tho river.
The seventh annual anniversary of the
Olivet Baptist Church will bo held on
Sunday the 17th. There will be threo
services on that day conducted as follows: In the morning, Rev. J.Wear, B.A..
of Vancouver; In the afternoon, Rev.
A. B. Banks, D.D.; In the evening, Rev.
P. McT. McLeod, late of St. Andrew's
church, Victoria. On the following
Tuesday a social will bo held, whon the
above mentioned speakers will be
On Sunday morning there died in Now
Westmlnstor William Clarkson, a pioneer
merchant,   whose  residence  in   ijritish
Columbia dates back to 1858.     He had
been ailing for some timo  past,  tho immediate   cause  of his  death   being la
grippe.     Deceased   was   aged 73,   and
emigrated to Canada with  his parents
when about 13 years old.     Ho leaves a
widow and live daughters,   namely, Mrs. I
J. C. Brown, Mrs. C. J. Major, Mrs. J. S. I
Cluto, Mrs. Siveright, and Miss Clarkson.
Mr. Clarkson was the owner of extensive I
property both in  Vancouver and   New j
Westminster.     llo   was    a    prominent
Methodist, and recently donated to that
body a tract of land  on  which tlie Columbian collego   will   likely  bo  erected. [
Mr. Clarkson was a  genial gentleman,
Industrious,  and  highly  esteemed by a
wide circle of friends resident in all parts
of the Province.
Mus. (iAi.miAiTH, wife of Mr. Hugh
Galbraith, of Messrs. Galbraith & Sons,
succumbed to an attack of la grippe on
Monday night last. The lady had been
in failing health for several months, and
when attacked by tlie Influenza last
Friday, rapidly weakened, and, despite
the most assiduous medical attention,
her condition gradually became worse
until Monday evening, when hopo of her
recovery was abandoned, and deatii followed a few hours later. The deceased
lady was 50 years of ago, anatlvo of Now_
Brunswick, and came to tho Province'
ton years ago. She leaves a husband,
six sons and ono daughter, Mrs. (Dr.)
Cooper, all of whom havo the sympathy
of a wide circlo of friends.
The first annual meeting of the Municipal Association of British Columbia
was held in the City Hall here on Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Curtis presiding.
There was a very small attendance of
outside mombers. The annual report
was read aud adopted. A lengthy discussion followed, covering many matters
of concern to the rural municipalities,
and a number of resolutions expressing
the sense of the meeting were adopted.
Tho annual election of officers was then
proceeded with, and resulted as follows:
President, W. .1. Walker; vice-presidents,
C. B. Sword, M P.P. (Matsqui), Reeve
Armstrong (Surrey), Reeve Lawson
(South Vancouver); treasurer, M. Sinclair; secretary, A. Philip.
Miss Linnie Lewis, who holds an
enviable reputation as an artist, and
whose productions are widely admired,
has been holding a series of well-attonded
receptions in her studio in the Curtis-
Burns block during the woek. Her work
was highly appreciated by tho many
visitors, who came away greatly impressed .with the high artistic talent
which they evidenced. Miss Lewis spent
several months this year under one of
tho best known portrait painters in the
East, perfecting herself in that lino of
her art.
The trial of young Stroebel, accused
of murdering Marshall at Huntingdon,
which created so'.much interest here, was
oponed at ihe Victoria Assizes on Wednesday. The Indictment was mislaid
here, and a new one had to be prepared.
Tho Grand Jury brought in a true bill.
There are twenty-five witnesses to be
examined, and the trial will likely
occupy four or five days.
In another column we publish a lotter
from prominent settlers of Coquitlam
Municipality relating to dyking matters.
We know nothing of tho particulars, but
what our correspondents ask for seems
vory reasonable.
Mr. John Bond, of Cloverdale, was in
town on Thursday. Ho came in for his
daughter, who has been attending school
at Coquitlam during the summer.
The Pacific Canadian for thirteen
months for 81. Every household In
B.C. should have it.
Mr. Tommy Gray, of Vancouver, an
old Manitoba friend, paid us a visit on
Pitt Meadows Dyke.
To the Editor of Pacific Canadian.
Sir,���Wo should feel  much obliged if,
you would  afford  us space to  inquire
through your columns, what the Commissioners of the Pitt Meadows Dyking
Scheme   (Coquitlam   Municipality)   are J
doing.   Somo months ago a public meet-;
ing was called and  adjourned.     Since j
then the landowners have heard nothing I
whatever from the Commissioners as to j
how matters are progressing.   Wo un-1
derstand  that, owing to the great cost, I
many of the  landowners are not by any
means in favor of the scheme being carried out on Its   present   lines, and   we
contend that a public meeting should be
at once called to put this,  and other
matters, before!  the landowners, so that'
they may not  remain  quite so much In ,
the dark as they now are. as  to what so i
much concerns  their  pockets and   ultimate prosperity.
We remain, etc.,
John Smith.
E. A. Atkins,
Donald McLean.
Coquitlam, Dee. 0, '03.
The City Milk Supply.
To tho Editor of I'uclfic Canadian,
Sin,���Iu the dally Columbian some few
flays ago, appeared a letter signed by the
McKoe Bros, on tho milk question. Witli
them I agree a milk inspector is required, but at the samo time I think the
last part of their lettor was a littlo out
of form. Why should thoy hint that adulterated milk is being sold by opposition vendors? Do either of the brothers
McKee know tho Fronch adage���Qu'il
excuse il s'accuse. Their letter savors of
the Pharisee in the Bible. But to return
to our mutton. The town requires more
funds, why not license milk peddlers.
There aro somo 16 or 17 in the business
besides which there are numerous gentlemen, amateur lacteal fluid dispensers
living in the town. So the city might
collect a nico little sum annually at 850
a year, payablo half-yearly in advance.
Having got their town inspector, I think
tho Council and their M.P. should ask
the Government to appoint an inspector
of dairy premises in the Province. One
man could inspect all the dairies supplying the towns.
During the last two decades several
epidemics have been caused by and
traced to impure milk supply resulting
from ill-ventilated sheds, imperfect
drainage, over-crowded buildings, and
diseased cows. Theso aro all far more
dangerous to the consumer than a poor
littlo sturgeon or hump-back salmon
that may have jumped into the milk
can for sport or pure cussedness. The
consumer can detect adulteration many
ways ; but he cannot seo the germs of
disease lying hid in the milk from the
causos I haye abovo enumerated.
The inspoctoi should havo powor to
kill all diseased cows, burn down buildings where any disease Is found, see that
all utensils used aro kept clean, and,
lastly, see that the men who milk the
cows take a bath once a year whether
they want It or not.
Yours truly,
Poverty Hall Dairy Farm,
Yesterday was a fair average day at
the market. Supply and demand about
balanced, except in beef, of which thero
was rather too much offered. Quotations
are practically the same as last week,
and there were no special features to
Ducks or geese were not offered. A fow
I turkeys brought 81.75 to 83 each. Chickens, live, 84 to 84.50 per doz.; dressed, 50
' to 00 cents each.   Live   hens   may   be
| quoted at $0 por doz.
Butter is unchanged at  50 to 60 cents
' per roll.    Eggs, 40 to  45  cents  per doz.
j for ordinary,   and   SO   cents for choico
Pork, whole, 88; cuts,   !) to  II cents.
Beef, fori! quarters, 85;  hind quarters,
SO to 87; cuts, 7 to 11 cents.     Mutton, 9
cents by the carcase; cuts, 11 to 13 cents.
Hay, 813 per ton,
Oats, 835 to 837.    Wheat,  838  to 830.
: I'eas, 830.
l'otatoos, 814 to 818 por ton wholesale.
i Turnips, 810; mangolds aro called for at
[87; white carrots, 89; rod carrots, 813.50.
Beets, 1 cent per pound; cabbage, 1 cent;
parsnips, ", cent; onions, 1% cents.
Apples, 81 to 81.35 per box.
Cranberries, 35 cents per gallon.
The Nominations.
I'hc civic nominations on Monday last
proved to be an exceedingly tame affair.
The aldermen and school trustees were
all elected by acclamation as follows:
Aldermen.���Ward 1: Josoph .Tagger
and Jas. Cunningham. Ward 3: A. M.
Herring and Thos. Ovens. Ward 3: F.
R. Pearson and W. A. Duncan. Ward 4:
Thos. Gilford and Jas. Lord. Ward 5:
W. H. Keary and Geo. MeKenzie.
School Trustees.���Dr. Boggs, John
MeKenzie, and D. S. Curtis.
There wero threo nominations for
! Mayor, namely: Henry Hoy, Marshall
Sinclair and Jas. Johhston.
Tho polling takes place on Monday
I next.
Council met at the Town Hall,Langley,
on Saturday, Dec. Snd, at 11 a.m.
Present: The Reeve and Councillors
Morrison, Rawlison and Simonds.
Tho minutes of the previous meeting
were read and confirmed.
From G. Simpson stating that two
animals had been stolen from his pound
during the night; recoived From W.
Best, re extras to bridge. Coun. Simonds
was instructed to inspect the same, and
if extra work was found to have been
put on by the contractor, to empower
tho clerk to draw tho Government's attention to the matter, on behalf of W.
Best. From G. Rawlison. for K. of P.
Lodge, drawing the Council's attention
to the chimney of the Town Hall. Coun.
Rawlison was instructed to attend to it
Clerk was Instructed to offor the position of auditor to Mr. II. Wilkio at a
salary of 830, and In tho event of his declining to call for applications for next
meeting at that salary.
G. Rawlison was appointed Returning
Olllcer for 1894 for the annual olection.
Clerk was Instructed to petition tho
Government to appoint a constable for
Langley and vicinity.
Coun. Simonds reported having let
statute! labor contract to M. Matheson at
816 and Coun. Rawlison having let the
repairing of tho chimney to J. A.Shearer
at 827.50.
The following accounts were received
and ordered paid: J. Murchison, 86; W.
Laurence, $5.35; G. Simpson, 84; J.iiray,
S3; J. Driimmond, 84: 0. Wllkie, 83.35;
F. White. 850; F. Worrell, 834.90; II.
Vivian, 850; M. Matheson, 816; John
Smith, 85; ,1. Culbort, 50 cents; F. Worrell, 87.00; and G. Rawlison, 86.
Council adjourned until Tuesday, Jan.
The duty collected last month at Nanalmo amounted to 84,518; value of imports, 813,640.
Sleighing is now the order of the day
in the Okanagan country, where the.
snow lies crisp and deep..
Nanainio will have a most exceptionally light criminal assize. There is as
yet but one prisoner, a Chinaman, for
It Is stated that a large tract of prairie
land lies untouched, within two days'
travel of Stave Lake, though but two
white men have ever readied it.
Complaint is made that the Ilatzic
Dyke has been bo constructed, as to stop
all use of the Ilatzic river, even by a row
boat. Action will be taken for the removal of the obstruction,
The grippe is now troubling large numbers of the people In the Okanagan country and seems in fact to have become
a universal temporary affliction of the
Nanalmo'8 foreign coal shipments for
November totalled 44.697 tons, of which
30,937 wero from tho New Vancouver
Coal Company's mines and 33,350 from
thoso of Wellington.
Tho naval resorve officers of the
steamship Empress of China are drilling
on board the flagship. According to tho
regulations they must put in twentv-ono
days' drill oach year.
Advices received from the north by
tho steamer Barbara Boscowltz state that
thore is ico in tho Skeena river almost to
tho mouth. Tho season has been an extremely cold one.
L. Casey and S. Creech, of Comox,havo
gone North in search of Hugh L. Lynn.
Casey knows the northern districts, and
it is thought likely his search will prove
It is understood that a Victoria contractor is likely to obtain tho contract
for the Government buildings, in com-'
petition with tenderers from England,
France, Eastern Canada and the United
On tho 35th ult., the first shipment of
hops from the Okanagan country to England was mado by tho Coldstream ranch.
A car containing about seven tons was
consigned direct to London, and as the
hops were in first-class condition, It is
expected that they will command a good
prico in tho English market.
An old Revelstoke resident says the
steamboats will not be able to ply on the
river for two months after tho ice clears
off next spring on account of lowness of
water. Never within living memory has
tho river been so low at this season, and
until tho snow molts there will be no
The total customs collections for November at Vancouver were 837,379.65.
Imports, free. 853,864; imports, dutiable,
884,085. The exports were 867,567. Tho
total inland revenue receipts reached
899,043.55, an increase of 81,731 over last
Word has reached Victoria that the
sealers will do better iu the returns from
tho London sales of Wednesday than was
expected. Some of the skins brought
57 shillings, and will in somo instances
net the owners about 813. Others will
net 811, while many will be below that.
It Is reported that there had been some
reservations of skins from the sales, but
that is not believed.
Winnipeg, Doc. 6. ��� A Lethbrldgo.
Alberta, special to the Froe Press, says:
Last evening Tom Purcell. an old timo
whlskoy trader, camo to town and surrendered himself to the police, stating
that ho had shot and killed Dako Akers
of Fort Whoopup, his friond for forty
years. Deceased was known and rc-
spectod in the western country from
Alberta to Arizona. This Is a tragical
ending of an old score between them regarding a cattle deal. Tom claims he
did It In self dofonce, Alters having
attacked him with a riding whip.
Coronor Higginbotham and a Jurv left
the sceno of the shooting and returned
bringing the body with them.
Guelph, Dec. 6.--The body of James
Hurley, a cattle drover of this City, was
found on the road near Gourock, 4 miles
from here. There is no evidence to show
the causo of death.
San Francisco, Dec. 5.���Tho U.S. revenue cutter Corwin sailed at 3 o'clock
this morning. Her destination Is not
made public, but it is believed she carries
important dispatches from  Washington
I to Minister Willis and Admiral Irwin at
| Honolulu.
St. Paul, Minn., Dec. Z.���Archbishop
! Ireland said to-day regarding the resolution of the Jesuits In Germany: "f am
, a strong advocate of plenary religious
liberty in America, and, in fact, the
world over." lie refused to express himself further.
Burlington, la., Dec. 3.���A terrible
blizzard and cold wave has visited Iowa
at an unfortunate time. There is no
water for stock, and no probability of
getting any. the ground being frozen a
foot deep.     Much suffering   Is expected.
The thermometer Indicated in degrees
below zero yesterday, and reports of
Buffering among stock are coining in.
Joseph Fleet was frozen to death here
last night. Teams are crossing the Mississippi river on tho Ice.
San Francisco, Dec. 3.���The associated wholesale grocers of California and
tho San Francisco Hoard of Trade have
declared war on the new Wilson tariff
bill, as prepared by tho Committee on
Ways and Means. Resolutions protesting most vigorously against the proposed reduction of ono cont a pound in
tho duties on foreign prunes and raisins
were yosterday unanimously adopted.
Prominent fruit growers assert that tho
reduction contemplated in tho bill means
absolute destruction of tho prune and
jaisln Industries of California, and all
parties Interested are earnestly asked to
co-operate with the wholesale grocors
aud the board of trade In fighting the
obnoxious proposals.
San Francisco, Dec. 3.���Mrs. Fryer,
better known as Pauline Cushman, the
noted female scout of the rebellion, died
to-day from the effects of a dose of morphine which she took last night; but
whether accidentally or otherwise, has
not been determined. Mrs. L. Taylor,
landlady of the lodging house where
Mrs. Fryer died, said this afternoon that
Mrs. Fryer had been in tlie house for
three years. The deceased had suffered
from rheumatism and had been in the
habit of taking morphino to ease her
pain. Mrs. Fryer's only income was tho
pension money she received on account
of her first husband, Charles Dickenson.
She had a second husband, Jerry Fryer,
from whom sho had been separated for
some time. She had been widely celebrated on account of hor services during
the war.	
The Bank of England,
London, Dec. 5���The "Dally News," referring to the stories about the Bank of
England says : "The false and exaggerated gossip soon fails away, wanting substance to rest on. The Meximum loss
will be ��300,000. Good inside estimate!
do not exceed ��150,000, including tho loss
bv transactions with the Murrletas and
the South America and Maxican Company, tho amount realised by the
securities pledged being doubtful." The
"News" adds that to appoint a Government official for the purpose of dictating to the directors, thus disencumbering
them of responsibility, would be a mistake. "As now constituted," it says,
"tho Bank may be a lumbering old
coach, but It is eminently sate, which is
tho first necessity."
Lost Arctic Explorers.
St. John, Nfld., Dec. 4.���Rov. Dr.
Harvey of this city received the following
brief message in a mall by the steamship Assyria from Liverpool :
"Southeast Carey Island, August 10,
1893.���Passed over Melville Bay August
13 after being nipped In the Baffin's bay
Ice In latltute 73 degrees. Reached
Carey Island on August 10. Please forward tho enclosed letter to relations In
Sweden. S. BJORNING."
lijornlng was a young Swedo, who, In
company with a companion named Kal-
stinlus, sailed frou St. Johns, July, 1893,
bound for Smith's Hay, a small body of
water directly north of Baffin's bay, on
the direct route to the north pole, to
make some geographical investigations
and collect specimens of the fauna aud
flora of that region. Their plan was to
proceed direct to Smith's Bay, finish their
Investigations and then return to one of
the Danish settlements.   On  November
14 Harvey received a cablegram from
England that the schooner Ripple, which
was purchased by tho two young men,
had been found In liallin's bay witli tho
skeletons of the crew on board. Nothing
was said about the two young inei and
nothing was known regarding their movements after leaving hysco, Greenland,
The message from HJomlng  shows  that
thoy reached only the entrance to Smith's
Sound, which leads into Smith's hay.
When Lieutenant Parry, who was specially requested by the Swedish ambassador In Now York to make enquiries
regarding lliem, was preparing to set out
ou his second attempt to reach the poll!,
he said the only chance the young men
had wus to winter among the Esquimaux. Thero appears to bo no doubt
but they perished.
London, Dec. 3.���Tho two year old
daughter of W. J. McAdoo, of Maltland
street, fell Into a pot of boiling water and
was scalded to doath.
Prof. Plummer, of Port Townsend, predicts an exceptionally high tide on December 33nd. On that day, ho says, the
moon will bu nearest the earth, and will
run high. The earth will be almost at
its nearest position to the sun, and the
moon will be full. These are conditions
which aro most favorable to a high tide,
and as thev will all occur on the same
day it Is only common sense to expect an
unusually high tide on tho days following. If it is only two inches higher
than any provious known tide it will
be sufficient for proof and, indeed, if
tho ocean winds are very unfavorable,
the difference may be hardly noticeable."
Ottawa, Dec 5.���An important order
has boen issued by tho Department of
Militia. It states that the Major General having observed the evil offects in
the militia camps of instruction of the
unrestricted sale of Intoxicating liquors,
tho sale of such liquor In regimental
messes and canteons at camps is honce-
forth entirely prohibited. Officers com-
mandingcamps of instruction will be hold
responsible for the proper carrying out of
this order, and they, together with the
officer commanding tho units of the
active militia will, In those districts that
tbe law so directs, be liable to prosecution, and In respect of any liquor sold in
tents or other promises subject to thoir
control, bo liable, in addition, to such
penalty as may bo inflicted for a breach
of military discipline.
London, Doc. 5.���fn a lottor on tho
Irish land question, (tight Hon. Joseph
Chamberlain, the Liberal Unionist loader
In tho Houso of Commons, declares tbat
his views of the subject have undergone
no change. He does not seek, howevor.
to bind the Liberal Unionists to his
views, lt Is his belief that tho solution
of the question must bo found through
purchase only. Dual ownership bv
moans of tho tenant fixing authority.
has no element of finality. The state
ought to adopt legislation providing
that when three-fourths of the tenants
of any estate are anxious to buy the
landlords shall be compelled to soil. In
tht! case of landlords having to sell, If
three-fourths of tho tenants refuse to
buy, the State will purchase. The landlord will get a fair value for his property, oxoliidlng anything for the com*"
pulsory sale of the first grant allotted.
Tho effect of the operation ought not to
exceed the amount proposed lu tho
Balfour act.
St. Johns, Nfld., Dec. 5.���Rev. Dr.
Powor, the Roman Catholic bishop of St.
Johns, died yesterday afternoon. He
took a cold a few weeks since and it
developed Into bronchitis. Ho was in
tho church on Saturday evBiiing and his
deatii was not anticipated. The city is
amazed and filled with sorrow. All denominations mourn the deceased. Dr.
Powor was 63 years of age, a native of
Ireland, and took charge of the diocese
hero lu 1870. Dr. Bronnan, the new
coadjutor, now absent on a confirmation
tour, will probably succeed to the
Winnipeg, Dec. 5.���Mrs. McLeod, of
Beavor Creok, who was shot In the back
of the head on Saturday hy tho explosion
of a gun cartridge, which fell to the
floor from her little son's hand, succumbed to her injuries last night, 2STB.W   WESTMINSTER,   BBITISH   COLUMBIA,   DEC.      9, 1893.
I thought the deacon liked me, ytt .
I warn't adzackly shore of it,
Fer, mind ye, time and time ag'ln
When jiners 'ud be comin in
I'd seed him shakin hands as free
With all the sisteri. as with me I
But jurin last revival, where
Ho called on me to lead in prayer "v
An kneeled thero with me, Bide hy side.
A-whiBper'n "he felt sanctified
Jes* tetchin of my gyarment's hem,''
That settled things as fur as them
Than; other whniiiin was concerned!
And���well, I know I must 'a1 turned
A dozen colors!   Flurried?   Lai
No mortal Binner never saw
A gladder widder than the one
A-kneelin there and wonderun
Who'd pray]   So glad, upon my word,
I raUly couldn't thank the LordI
-James Whitcomb Riley.
"Like a blooming idiot," said the major, "I agreed to take the colonel fishing.
"Well, the next afternoon, which was
Saturday, he came around with a fishing rod that I gave him, and when I got
into the cab blame me if he didn't have
a trunk. '(lot my things in that,' said
he, and may I eternally fry if there
weren't things enough in that trunk to
stock a pawnshop. By ged, he had everything from evening clothes to a patent
bootjack. But he hasn't them any more,"
and the major chuckled.
"Y7e started for Mud Bun, ont in
Pennsylvania. Td never been there before, bnt a man told me there was good
fishing thero. He was a liar, by the way.
"About the time we got started the
colonel wanted to smoke, and by the
hind hobs of Oehenna if he hadn't
packed all the cigars in that bloody
trunk. When I cussed, he tried to get
tip in the baggage car and was nearly
killed. Then he got some bad cigars
from the porter and growled for an hour
steady. Pretty soon he wanted a drink,
and the whisky was in that confounded
' "The woman at the hotel where we got
ont said it was too late to get anything
to eat, and the colonel got mad and
called me a burbling chump for dragging him ont into the wilderness.
"When the boy waked us in the morning, the colonel kicked because he had to
get up so early. He had the deuce of a
time finding his things in that infernal
trunk, and he kicked because I got impatient.
"The woman at the hotel looked queer
when we got down. 'Going fishing?" says
���he. 'You'd better look out for the constable. It's against the law to fish round
here Sundays.'
"Then the colonel got suspicions anf
said he didn't want to be locked up. 1
got him into the wagon, and the driver
says: 'Better look ont for the constable.
It's against the law to fish round here
" 'Say,' says the colonel, 'I'm not going
to get locked npand bring eternal dis-
grace upon my family.' I choked him
off finally, and we started. Then we met
* fanner, and he lowed that we'd get in
trouble if we fished on Sunday. The
driver grinned and the colonel, like the
eternal galoot he is, says, 'I told you so.'
It took me about 10 minutes to choke
him off, but he gro'- 3d all the way to
the stream.
"Say," continued the major, "did you
ever see the colonel oatch trout? No? Well,
neither did anybody else. He couldn't
catch a trout in a week of leap years. By
ged, it was a sight to see him whip
the stream. It was like driving balky
mules over a broken bridge. He banged
that river until half the fish in it were
scared to death, and I guess he thought
he could catch trout by knocking them
stone dead with his rod. He lost about
two dozen flies trying to cast half the
length of his rod, and then he got his
line all tangled up in the bushes. Did
you ever hear the colonel swear? Well,
hodcarriers and river pirates aren't in it
with the colonel. Talk about breaking
the Sabbath! Why, the colonel swore
enough to send an army to perdition for
"While the colonel was cussing everything in sight the driver came tearing
down the road, waving his hands like a
windmill in full sail.
" 'HiP he yelled, 'the constable's coming, and he's after you too. You'd better get. Cut up through the woods
there, and I'll meet you at the turn of
the pike.'
"We didn't know where the turn of
the pike was, but tho colonel grabbed
me by the arm and hustled up intr the
woods. When we got under cover, ho
was steaming like a soap factory and
cussing me too.
" 'What in tho name of thunder did
you ever bring mo out here for? You
want to got me arrested, do you?
"I was that speechless that I couldn't
answer. I just stood and looked at him.
Pretty soon 1 recovered.
" Drought you out heroi* said I. *You
blooming blot of idiocy, who brought
you out hero?   You came yourself.'
"Then tho colonel got madder than
ever, ami ho wouldn't talk again. But
that was a mercy.
"It was getting along toward dark
When we got to tho hotel. The colonel
was pranoing UP to tho front door when
the man who drove tho team como out
of n liarn.
" 'Hey,' says he, 'the constable's waiting for you follows. He's over to the
"Maybo I and tho colonel didn't run.
We just lit out and hung around in the
brush until it Was plum dark. Then we
crawled back to the hotel, but the constable was still Kitting thero,
"Then the colonel tried to make a bolt
to tho woods, and the constable saw him.
With a whole pack in full cry after us,
the colonel and 1 ran down the hill, I
guess wo outdistanced the constable and
his crew. But after awhile thoy came
after us with lanterns, and we had to
run again. Up in tho heavy brush thoy
lost us, and when wo got our wind we
struck out for the railroad.
"The nearest station was 10 miles
away, and the colonol was nearly dead
before we got half way there. He sat
down on a tie and swore that he was dy
ing. Ho was wet through and about
the most miserable man that ever cussed
a streak of hard luck.
' 'The colonel got so bad that I got some
chips and started a fire by the railroad
track. He lay down beside it and tried
to get dry. He was just beginning to
grunt, when there was a roar down the
road, and the train came puffing round
the curve.
"The first thing the engineer saw I
guess was our fire, and then you should
have heard the racket. He just turned
sll his steam into his old whistle and
tooted like a fiend possessed. The train
came to a standstill by our fire, and then
the conductor came racing up, swearing
awfully. I got out. The colonel expostulated, but they were so mad they
were going to thrash him. I got on the
platform of the last oar, and blow me if
they would let the colonel get on. He
prayed and pleaded, but the conductor
said no, and the train started with the
colonel doing more cussing.
"When the last car was abreast, however, the colonel grabbed the hand bar
and hung on for his life. He took steps
about four yards long, and when the
train got going he just sailed out behind. I yanked and pulled till I got him
aboard. My, I thought he was going to
die. But he didn't. After awhile he began swearing again, and then I felt relieved.
"After we had gone about 10 miles wo
got up to get into the car. Tho colonel
went first, but he hadn't taken two stejie
when he fell back with a gasp.
" 'What's the matter? says L
" 'Matter? says he. The constable's
in that car.'
"And sure enough he was. Then we
went out on tbe steps and sat in the
cold. The colonel shivered till he rocked
the car, and he more than lit into me.
Say, I've been sworn at in 15 different
languages, but the way the colonel sailed
into me was art. I sat there and groaned,
and for about 20 miles the train left a
streak of blue behind,
"We rode on the tail of that car for
60 miles, and the colonel swore all the
way. Every time we came to a station
we got off and hid. And after every station the colonel was worse than ever.
"Finally it got so bad that I got desperate and went into the car. The constable was gone. I asked a red nosed
man in the back seat where the constable was, and he told me that the constable had left the train an hour before.
And there we two blooming chumps sat
on that platform all that time.
"I let the colonel sit there for about
an hour more before I went out and told
him. And then you should have heard
him curse. It was awful, and I had to
leave him.   I haven't seen him since."
Just then a limp figure came slouching around the oorner. When it saw the
major, there was a start of surprise. It
made a vain attempt to escape discovery.
The major saw, and with a dash he secured the cringing form. It was the
"Colonel," said the major, "let bygones be bygones."
"They are," said the colonel   "Let's
take a drink."
And they did.���Hew York World.  .
A Quaint Custom.
A unique proceeding In connection
with the distribution of the White Bread
Meadow charity takes place annually
during the lirst week in April at Bourne,
Lincolnshire. By the will of Bichard
Clay, gentleman, dated July 2, 1770,
some land was allotted to the inhabitants for the time being residing in the
east portion of the town, the rent being
every year laid out in bread and distributed to the householders and commoners. The letting of the meadow is
attended by a large concourse of people,
the bidding being regulated by the running of boys.
The auctioneer starts the boys to run
a fixed distance, whereupon he requests
bids for renting the property one year.
If a bid is made during the time the
boys are running, they are immediately
started off again and again until no bid
shall have been made during the time
the boys aro running, when the last bidder is declared the lessee. The public
afterward adjourn to an inn, where a
spread of spring onions, cheese and beer
are supplied ad lib. to all who wish to
partake, after which a committee for
munaging the charity for the following
year is appointed,���Million.
Men and Heart.
A man named Conn went hunting for
bear near Creode, Colo., the other day.
Ho wanted to do a little killing just for
fun. Presently ho stirred up a she bear
with two cubs, and he banged away at
the cubs, wounding both. The mother
resented this boisterous humor and
chased Mr. Conn up a tree and dallied
with him awhilo herself. Mr. Conn was
hurried 1>y liis friends next day, a victim
of his own supcrexnberant lust for fun.
Tho bear is a peaceable, inoffensive
, creature. It seeks a home roinote from
the haunts of humanity. It certainly
seems to have somo rights which mankind should respect. Wo hnve no sympathy with people who make a practice
of going about slaughtering gnme in cold
blood merely "for the fun of Hie th.ng."
If man is so Inhuman ns not to e.uict
and conserve laws for the protection of
the bear, wo certainly shall applaud the
lioar for protecting itself.���Chicago lioc-
Curinsltlet A limit Ohlorvatorlaa.
The first recorded observatory was on
. tho top of the temple of Belus; the tomb
i of Osymadias in Egypt was the second.
This  last contained a golden astronomical circle SIX) feet in diameter.  Another
at Benares, India, is believed to be al-
' most as ancient us either of the other
two.   The first iu Europe was erected at
Cossell in 1801; that of Tyoho Brahe at
i Uraninburg was built  in   1578.     The
I Paris observatory datos from  1667 and
I that of Greenwich iB two years older.
j Tho one at Nuremberg was erected in
S 1078 and that at Berlin in 1711.   The famous Bologna tower was built in 1714.
i The  Stockholm, Utrecht, Copenhagen
j and Lisbon observatories were built in
I 1740, 1660, 1666 and 1728 respectively,���
' Philadelphia Press.
A Lie Told In School.
It has always been father's purpose to
give his children a fair education, but as
the family increased in size and numbers
and father's salary would not grow in the
same proportion, ho found it necessary
to cut down some of the avenues of expenditure. One of his firBt thoughts was
that of the shoe bill for the family. Said
he, "I'll be the cobbler when any shoes
need repairing after this." Unfortunately my shoes gave out first, and the next
day was set for repair day. Father
brought from the shop where he was
working some of the old belting that had
been laid by. This leather was thoroughly saturated with oil, and as I entered
the schoolroom next day with new taps
on my shoes the oil would form a mark
on the floor, just like a footprint on the
newly fallen snow, and what good excuse to tell I couldn't think of.
It became on eyesore to the whole
school, and I was wishing somehow I
might take a vacation. Finally the
teacher noticed it, I was'called up to
the desk, leaving my track all the way,
and asked to explain. Shivking like a
leaf, I told the story. My brother Jack
and I had got to fighting the other day
in the cellar, and he threw mo in a pan
of grease that was near by cooling.
That lie settled tho teacher, but the other
element of the school were not satisfied
until they stood me on my head and
looked at my shoes.���Cor. New York
In a City Reatanrant.
A trifling incident noted not long ago
in a city restaurant tolls its own story
and needs no spoken moral. Two girls,
possibly attendants in a shop, were sitting together eating their luncheon, and
one was holding forth to her companion
on an experience which bad just befallen
"I came hi here," said she, "and got
this seat, but wan't long before an old
lady came in and sat next to me. She
took off one pair of glasses and put on
another. Then she stared and stared at
the bill of fare and laid it down. 1
thought first she couldn't read a word.
Then she turned around to me.
" 'Will you let me sit next to the window? says she.
"I didn't take any notice, and in a minute she said it again.   Then I answered
"' 'No,' says I, thia Is my seat, and I'm
going to keep it.'
"She turned 'way round tn her chair
then and looked me all over. Then she
looked away. But I guess she knew I'd
got the best of her, for she did have the
manners to say:
" 'I beg your pardon.'
"She spoke real low, and I noticed she
looked kind of surprised. "���Youth's Companion.
StUka In MaroantUa Ufa.
Many young men choose a mercantile
position for the present only without
thought or intention of making it a permanent business. The result is that oftentimes we find these men at 80 years
receiving no more pay than they did
when only 18.
There is an army of this class of young
men behind counters today. They are
an aimless, pitiable class. They stand
listlessly in their departments and are as
unobservant of what's going on around
them as are tbe inanimate figures which
one sees at the entrance of clothing establishments.
Many of them let slip grand opportunities of becoming great business factors
in the commercial world and have
doomed themselves to the treadmill of
common drudgery. Singleness of purpose implies self reliance, without which
a young business man is not thoroughly
furnished for a successful business career.
���Dry Goods Economist.
Hop Lee's Laundry.
The above is the popular Laundry of the
City. Kates ��re moderate, and the work
is done In a satisfactory manner.
M. Jensen, Shop 39 McKtnzie Street.
Old Furniture repaired and made to look
like new.    Furniture made to order.
A call solicited. Carpenterwork promptly attended to.
NOTICE is hereby given that application
_ will be matte to the Parliament of Canada at its next Session, for an Aet to Incorporate a Company to construct, maintain
and operate a Canal or Navigation from
somo point on Burrard Inlet in or near Port
Moody in British Columbia, thence in an
Easterly direction to some point on Pitt
Klver hi Township 40 or tn Township i��; and
with power to construct and operate all
works and structures necessary or proper
In connection therewith; to acquire by purchase, expropriation or otherwise lauds for
the purposes of the Company and to dispose
thereof, to oharge and collect tolls and dues,
to build wharves and store or warehouses j
to build or purchase Steamer or Bailing'
Vessels, scows and barges, to reclaim lands
and foreshores to construct and operate telegraph or telephones and to do all other acts
incidental or necessary to the objeots above
Dated t ins 2nd day of November 1803
Solicitor for the applicants.
Importer and Manufacturer of
Harness, Saddles, Etc.
547 Front St., New Westminster.
Manufacturer of
Pleasure In the Haavena^
There is a satisfaction in learning the
names and positions of the stars that
does not belong to the study of the
planets. The stars apparently never
change no far as their position relative
to each other is concerned. The planets
are always moving, and to those who do
not watch the heavens with particular
attention it is a cause of surprise very
often to find a "new star" adorning a
certain section of tho heavens. If. however, this newcomer be carefully observed from night to night, it will be
found to change its distance from the
fixed stars, and the observer will discover
that it is a planet and at liberty to wan-
dor about from place to place under the
sole condition that it obeys certain rules
of motion. When the bright stars that
grace the heavens become familiar to observers, they will know just what to expect on oach succeeding season.���New
York Times.
Mineral Water,
Etc., Etc.
Factory in rear of Cily Brewery.
Cnnnin^am St., New Westminster, B.C.
The WesternFisheries& TraftinE Co.
(Successors to W. H. Vianen.)
In  White   and   Colors
These Goods are similar to  those  manufactured by  the late
New Westminster Woollen Mills, and guaranteed all wool.
624  Sc  626  Columbia  Street,  New  Westminster.
P. O. Box 4(15.
Telephone 7-4.
they are selling
100 lb. Sacks Shorts, $1 25
100   lb.   Sacks    Bran,     1  15
90 lb. sacks rolled Oats, 3 GO
10O lb. sacks of Wheat, 1 5o
5 lb.  Boxes of Tea,    1 1o
5o lb. mats China Rice,   1 85
Hungarian Flour, $4 TO per barrel
9 tins Tomatoes, $1 OO
11 tins'Pease, $1 oo
11  tins Corn,    1 oo
Ceylon Tea, 4o cents per lb
13 lbs Currants, $1 oo
All other Groceries at very Lowest prices for Cash
Don't forget the address:
Opposite C. P: R. Station, Columbia St
Timber,   Lumber,   Shingles,   Lath,   Pickets, Doors,
Windows,  Frames,  Mouldings,   House Finish,
Mantels,   School    Seats  and Desks,
Fruit and Salmon Boxes,
Sec,    Sec,    Sec
Importers   of  Plate,   Sheet,   and Fancy Glass
Lumber  accurately  Sawn,
Orders   Promptly   Filled.
D. LYAL <fe CO.,
Customers Too Particular.
Some years ago tho proprietore of a so
called "ulster house" in London placed
in their windows a placard Betting forth
u now mlo of their establishment, namely, that no ordors givon hy Americans
would ho executed onJesi the orders
were paid for beforehand, The proprietor on being Interviewed declared that
American Indies wero ninoh too hard to
please���tiiiiiiitely more so than English
unes. They insisted upon linviiigthiir
things made to fit or they refused totako
them. "1 had an ulster sent back to ine
tho other day, for instance," ho remarked, "hy on American customer
merely because it was longer in front
than it was at tho hack." (July that and
nothing morel���Lucy Hooper in Home
J on rniil,
Thu Nimie of Stebbins.
The Stebbins family is fairly numerous. It is not now a classic name. Its
owners wear it ignorantly. Moro the
shame for them. It is by right a classic
name, horno as it was by tho first of
Christian martyrs ��� St. Steven, sometimes spelled Stephen. Steven is the
Dutch way of spelling it. Spoil it in
Spanish���Esteban. Drop tho initial silent e and I ban you bare Stehan. Among
tho ignorant the step to Stebbins is very
short. And the honorable name of St.
Steven takes on degradation, even as the
fine old Norman-French name D'Au-
haine becomes the homely Dobbins,���
Davenport Democrat.
SHIPPING, HOTELS mid FAMILIES supplied at lowest prices.
All kinds of FURS and SKINS purohasedi
highest prices glvon,
Warehouse and Store���Front street.
Telephone No. o.
Freezer. Ice House, &0�����Lulu Island.
P, (). Ilnv MO,
Books, Stationery, Fancy Goods,
Pianos,   Organs,   Music,   etc.
60 DAYS.
B.   O.
Alarm Clocks 91.35, former prico $2.00.
Solid Silver, stem wind American Watch
S8.00, former prico $12.00.     Men's (iold-
Pilled (guaranteed is years) Waltham
or Elgin, 812.50, former prico $18.00.
Rolled Hold Chains (guaranteed B yours)
82.00, former price 84.00.
30 per cent, discount on silver and
plated goods.
lalctater & Jeweler.
Oldest Business Premises in the City.
Clothing, Men's Furnishings,
Hats and Caps, Trunks and Valises
Try a Pair of $2.50 or $8.00 Pants.
A  Fine Assortment of
Gentlemen's Japanese  Smokinj? Jackets
Corner Columbia and Mary streets, New Westminster. '��[��i
Regarding the. New Tariff.
Aa it is the McKinley bill which the
Wilson bill will undo, the opinion of the
Ohio Governor regarding it Is worthy of
consideration. When asked what he
thought of the now measure, he said the
bill proposed very sweeping reductions
in the existinc tariff. It was such a
measure as ho had expected, yet a little
more sweeping than he had anticipated. It was, however, in lino with
the expressed determination of the Democracy to ignore business interests and
the working people of the country. The
objectionable feature of the bill was the
substitution of ad valorem for specific
duties. That alone ought to defeat the
entire measure. The ad valorem system, he said, rests upon tho foreign
valuation, which Is hard to determine,
and it puts a premium on undervaluation. All the loading nations of the
world have abandoned the ad valorem
system for the reason that the valuation
is mado thousands of miles from the'port
of entry and can never be donended
upon. He quoted the lato Secretary
Manning us having said that false invoices, undervaluation ancllike dishonesty
are inherent in the ad valorem system,
and was certain that such frauds would
become more prevalent under it. Ho also
quoted Henry Clay as saying it ho could
lix the value he did not cure what the
ad valorem duty wus. McKinley said tho
new bill would not pass the protection
wing of the Democratic party, but he
would not venture a prediction as to its
chance ui passing the House.
Ex-Speaker Tom Heed, of the Ways
nnd Means committee said: Of course,
it is very easy for tho gentlemen who
prepared tlie bill to give their views
since they have been busily engaged iu
the work for a number of weeks, whilo
the lirst the minority had of the bill was
at 11 o'clock to-day. The Southern Democracy have taken tho lion's share of
the committee. They havo dono this for
a purpose, for while tho Northern Democrats are represented upon the committee
they are represented in such a way that
the South holds a stranue and vory unfortunate predomination. As their industrial status is vory much different to
the average of the whole country, it
necessarily follows, and it absolutely in
fact has followed, that the bill is about
as bad as as could be reasonably imagined. This may not be true In regard to
every Item, but it is certainly true with
regard to the most important matters in
in the bill.
The London, Eng., Daily News said:
By early confiding in the public President
Cleveland replies to the rebuffs which
his party received in the autumn elections. The new tariff bill fulfills to some
extent the Democratic idea of a tariff
for revenue. The reductions proposed
in the bill are certain soon to be recouped
by the consequent increase of trade.
The Standard says: Chairman Wilson's proposals are not intended primarily, if at all, for the benefit of foreign
producers, but it will be the fault of
England's enterprise aud industry if we
derive no benefit. If the McKinley
tariff damaged American trado and industry, it also dealt a heavy blow to
English industry, so we may cordially
welcome tho reversion to a more honest
and reasonable policy without inquiring
too narrowly into the motives which
helped produce the change Whether
the bill will achievo for American manufacturers all the advantages which its
projectors anticipate remains to be seen,
but it will at any rate serve to clear the
ground of labor disputes.
The St. James' Gazette admits that the
new tariff bill shows signs that Cleveland
is prepared to fulfill his promise, and
that there is no question that it will be
a great relief to trade. It adds: All
through the bill care is taken to leave
the American producer with a differential duty in his favor. Complete freedom is given only where no competition
is feared. It is better than McKinley's
Chinese wall, but leaves the foreigner
trading with tho United States at no
small disadvantage. Still, the best we
can say for it is it is preferable to tho
purely obstructive thing which it is designed to replace.
The Paris Journal des Debats hopes,
thanks to the courage and energy of
which Cleveland has givon so many
proof, matters of public interest will
now receive attention and the McKinley
policy be finally defeated.
The Republique Francalse says: The
tariff innovations proposed by tho bill
are admirably balanced. It is as imprudent to isolate one's self as to deliver
native producers over to an overwhelming competition. A little bigger reduction In woollen, cotton, leather and silk
goods would have been desirable, but
the reductions proposed will boa sensible
improvement for our industries.
The London Times thinks the tariff
bill as drawn is a bold, comprehensive
measure of reform. The freo list would
probably be more pleasing to British exporters if it contained moro substantial
reductions on manufactured articles, although there is room for hopo of material relief regarding many of these.
There can hardly be any general revival
of confidence or return of prosperity in
the States while business is in its present stagnant condition. Anything tending to a solution of the fiscal difficulties,
therefore Is welcome. "Wo rcjoico," it
says, "on general grounds that the Democrats appear bent upon making a serious and vigorous effort to end the existing uncertainty." After comparing Republican and Democratic views of the
situation the Times concludes: "Tho
Democratic views are much more creditable to the good sense and probity of the
American peoplo, therefore we prefer to
accept the Democratic theory until the
contrary he shown to be true."
.Affairs tn Brazil.
New York, Nov. 80.���Admiral Oscar P.
Stanton, U.S. navy, who was relieved of
command of tho United Status squadron
In the Harbor of Rio de Janeiro for ulleg-
od saluting of the rebel Admiral, Mello,
arrived here to-day on the North Gcrm>in
Lloyd steamer Spree. The Admiral was
found looking after his baggage on tho
steamship dock at Hobokon. He is a
small man with a kindly face and unassuming manner. Ho was asked for a
statement of the incident of saluting Admiral Mello, and said:
"I would willingly give you all thu information that 1 could, but official etiquette demands that I first report to the
Navy Department about these things
that Induced my return. I havo no doubt
that the department will make all the
facts public. In a short time."
The admiral said ho intended to take
the 1 p.m. train for his homo at New
London to-day. He will immediately
forward his report to Washington and
go thero himself in a fow days. Admiral
Stanton said he had expected to como
over by the Paris, but missed her by two
hours, as the storm about the English
coast delayed his arrival from Bio. He
said tho passage from Southampton was
uneventful and the weather good.
When asked for his opinion as to the
probable outcome of the revolution in
Brazil he said it was somewhat doubtful,
but he thought the Government might
eventually pre- n victorious. "The Brazilians are not lighters by nature," he
said. "They are an easy going people,
and fighting is foreign to their inclinations. The present struggle is likoly to
be protracted, and will probably end
whon both sidos aro tired out. One side
has tho land and the other tho water.
Tho gunnery on both sides was exceedingly poor. It is improving by their
constant practice. I do not think that
the Government vessel Nictherey, fitted
out in this country, has much chance
with Mello's battleship Aquidaban, especially at long range. The Nictherey
will depend on dash or strategy to get to
close quarters and make uso of her torpedoes. That is her only chance. The
Aquidaban will guard against that and
probably sink the Nictherey with her
long range guns: Whon I was at Bio
firing commenced almost every day between Mello's vessels and Fort Villegag-
non and the Government forts. Not very
much damage was done owing to tlie
poor gunnery. Pooplo on shore do not
take as much interest in tho war in the
harbor of ltio as you would expect. The
outside world Is as much excluded as
they. Of course business is somewhat
interrupted, and this is a causo of dissatisfaction."
Montevideo, Nov. 30.���It is reported
here that Minister Assiz, of Brazil, on
behalf of President Peixoto, has discussed
with the leaders of the revolutionary
movement here a plan for doclsivo arrangement regarding the rebel fleet
and the situation in Rio Grando do
Stil. The fact that Minister Assiz has
had a conference will bo pleasing to all
From the agent of tho revolution in
Santa Catrina news has been received
that the rebel forces under Gen. Saralva
have captured Curytiba, the capital of
Parana. They also secured 23 Krupp
guns and many shells.
Now York, Nov. 30.���The American
steamer Sanuit, owned by L. G. Burnham
& Co., of Boston, it is learned from
credible sources, has been chartered by
Charles R. Flint & Co., of this city, to
tow the Destroyer, the submarine gun
vessel to Brazil. The Sanuit was tho
former British steamer Alp, which was
sunk a few years ago in New York
harbor. The Alp was raised. From the
fact that the cost of repairs equalled 75
cent, of tho original cost of the craft, it
became possiblo to obtain for her an
American register In addition to towing the Destroyer, tho Sanuit will carry
on deck the English Yarrow torpedo
Tho steamship Sardinian Prince, from
Rio de Janeiro and other South American ports, arrived to-day. During tho
stay at Rio de Janeiro the vessel was
almost constantly uiftior fire. Ono fireman, while passing across the deck, was
shot through the thighs. The vessel
was also struck by many bullets. There
Is a strong feeling at Rio that Mello will
be successful.
He whom I loved so well
Is in his *>����. long sleep.
Tet 1 lament him not,
for he told me not to weep.
More dear to him the grave
Than I could evav be,
For though 1 go to him,
He.does not come to me.
I envy not the grave
What yesterday waa mine,
Bnt bow my head and say,
"Keep him, for he is thine.
But keep not, grave, my youth,
Which cannot profit thee.
My smile and my light stop-
On, give them back to me."
But the grave answered, "No.
For these things still are dear.
Since he, deprived of them,
Would be too lonely here."
Then to the dead I pray,
"Restore my youth to me.
That when we meet again.
I be not old to thee!"
But he nor hoars nor sees
For his eyes like mine are dim.
So to his grave I oome
To get thorn haok from him.
For only in the grave
Are t'-arg no longer shed
And tho living happy made
Beside the happy dead.
- R H. Stoddard In Harpor'a.
Mistakes of Bflaslonarlea.
Come behind the curtain with me while
I whisper into your ear a few of the mistakes mado by missionaries, who talk so
much about the mistakes of the heathen.
One evening an English missionary in
Peking took a friend who was visiting
him to a regular {Chinese theater. It
happened that the play for that ovening
was a burlesque on foreign preachings
A Chinaman dressed up to represent a
foreigner came upon the stage with his
arms full of books, attended by his Chi.
nese servant. He began to preach a mock
sermon, making the mistakes in talking
which a foreigner is likely to make.
These mistakes were received with bursts
of laughter from the audience, to whom
the books were distributed. The fun
came to a, climax when the preacher,
after delivering a sentence particularly
full of laughable mistakes, turned to his
servant and said: "How did I speak?
Did I do pretty well?""and the servant
replied with great gravity: "The foreign
teacher speaks the Chinese language exceedingly well. No mistakes at all were
made."���New York Independent,
Free Lumber.
Victor H. Beckman, associate editor of
the Puget Sound Lumberman,of Tacoma,
in a rcent Interview, said:
"If the proposed measure passes Congress there is no question but tho lumber
industry of the Pacific Coast of the
United States will suffer. Tho lumbermen of these states, irrespective of political affiliations, are on record as being
opposed to putting lumber on the free
list. Fifty million dollars in round numbers represent tho capital employed in
the lumber industry of tho Pacific coast.
Thero are 840 sawmills and 404 shingle
mills in the states of Washington, Oregon and California, whose output of lumber footed up last year 2,300,000,000 feot
of lumber and 2,200,000,000 shingles, of
the aggregate value of $27,000,000. Tho
number of men employed in the logging
camps of these states is 27,000, to whom
are paid in wages annually 818,000,000.
Naturally, this industry, tho mainstay
of at least Washington and Oregon, is
vitally interested in the tariff question.
British Columbia, which will compete
with tho threo states above mentioned,
possesses a greater lumber area than tho
three states combined. Last year Washington and Oregon shipped into California, which is a groat lumber consuming
state, 325,000,000 feet of lumber, and
shipped eastward to thu prairie states
150,000,000feet and 1,100,000,000 shingles.
It Is concoeded that British Columbia I
will cut seriously into the California i
trado, and perhaps coit,pete to somo
| extent with Washington and Oregon
' lumber in tho Eastern states If lumber
is placed on the free list. Tho largo
cargo mills of Britisli Columbia employing Chinese and Kanaka labor, there
being little or no restriction to tho Importation of alien labor there, aro In a :
position to unload Into California vast;
quantities of lumber in competition with
the mills on this side of the lino, which
pay white labor higher wages than [
obtain in any other industry section in
this country. As fully one-half tho ex-|
ports of lumber from Washington and
Oregon lind their way to California, this
18 a vory serious matter. So far as the i
eastern trade is concerned,   there Is hut
I little direct competition, the British Col-
innhia mills not having found a  market
! as yet, but directly a lot of  cheap liim-
' ber gets Into thu  prairie states via thu
lakes and on  the  Atlantic   seaboard, lt
will naturally handicap tlie shipment of
Pacific   Northwestern    llr,    cedar   and
spruce by rail,   Ilrltlsh Columbia shlng-
; lea cannot compete In thu  East with thu
Washington and Oregon product.   Un-j
| like a sawmill the bulk  of the labor lu
, a shingle mill is skilled,  and  as  skilled
I mill labor commands the same remuneration   In  British Columbia as on Puget I
Sound, and as thu cost of  raw  material
Is also about thu same, there Is  no  danger  from that source.     But tho cheap
shingles   from  Eastern Canada may do
considerable harm In the prairio states
and may naturally   causo   the  demand
for the really fine cedar article to drop
off in a measure."
An Invention For Steamships.
An English mechanical genius has devised a method of indicating and stopping a leak by the use of compressed air.
He divides a ship into airtight compartments, fitted with doors provided with
packing material and connected by tubes
with a room on deck called the "switch
room." In this room is a junction chest
supplied with compressed air from fisod
or portable compressors and so arranged
that the air can be delivered to any of
the compartments. Other tubes lead
from the compartment from which water ��an be foreed out when required, and
electric indicators are also conneoted
with the switch room to indicate tne accumulation of water in any of the compartments. Should the vessel "spring a
1 .k" the indicator will show whioh compartment is affected, so that the compressed air may be forced in to drive the
water out.���Boston Journal.
True Lore Side Tracked by an Ovang��.
A young lady said the other day that
she hated oranges because one had come
between her and her lover. He had
called on her one evening, and after sitting awhile had produced a couple of
bright Florida oranges out of his pocket
and suggested that each eat one. She
now Bays that she cannot drive out of
hsr mind the sight of his nose, cheeks
and chin dripping with juice, and he has
been whispering something horribly similar about her. Evidently you cannot
love a girl and a citrus aurantium at the
same time.���Pittsburg Dispatch.
E\ filing a l*w.
When Ben Butler was a young lawyer
the selectmen of Lowell, then a town,
issued a mandate that all dogs should
wear muzzles. The next morning Ben
walked down town, followed by his big
Newfoundland dog, with a very small
muzzle tied to the end of its tail. Ben
remarked, "My dog is wearing a muzzle." A callow imitator of Ben living in
Ward One has fastened a bicycle bell
under his saddle and anticipates much
fun when a bluecoat stops bim because
he has no bell on bis "bike."���Springfield
Altogether Too Familiar.
Dr. A. T. Pierson, in some pithy, practical hints on pulpit oratory, says that
to be winning is to be wise, but it must
not be overdone. He has a friend, an
evangelist, who got into the habit of
calling his audience "dear souls.1' Inadvertently he would say as he passed
from place to place, "Dear Belfast
souls," "Dear Dublin souls"���and before
he knew it he was saying, "Dear Cork
sonls," which convulsed his Irish aucU-
ence.���London Tit-Bits.
Magna Chart*, &�� great charter of
Englishmen's liberties, li preserveA In
(ho aMUah iiiissiam. It is somewhat
stained by time, but King John's teal
and name aw still qnlte legible at the
bottom of i .
Kansas I amen have reaped more
wealth off the earth's surface in grain
than has been dug out of ita interior In
precio'" metals in the same time in ail
the stuttj and territories west of her,
TilBOiiburg, Ont., Nov. 30.���Tho Bov.,
Truax Counlund. the alleged heretic in
whose case the Ciurt of Appeal of the
Methodist Church decided an appeal in
his favor on a technicality on October
80th, was yesterday tried here on a new
charge with the result that he was found
guilty and declared suspended until the
next meeting of the Niagara General
Hortensius, the Roman orator, had a
memory so wonderful that on a wager
ho spent a whole day at an auction, and
at night repeated all tho sales, the prices
and the names of the buyers,
Bai of Montreal
Corner of Columbia Si MeKenzie Sts.,
CAPITAL, all paid up, $12,000,000
REST,    -    -    -   6,000,000
A Savings Bank
Has  been  opened   in   connection   with
this Branch.
Merest Allowed at Current Rates.
At present three and one-half yer ctnt.
Fnrnltnre : art : DrtertaHi.
Telephone l?ti. Corner of
P.O. Box 58. Agues * MeKenzie Sts.
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I   Dui'ont Block,  Columbia St. r
c. Mcdonough
Constantly ox Hand an Extensive Stock of
Groceries, Flour and Feed, Dry Goods, Boots aud Shoes, Hats and
Caps, Crockery, Glassware, Etc.
Men's aud Soys'Suits.   Great Variety of Household Articles.   Also Grain, Seeda,
Potatoes, and General Stores.
N.B.���Farm Produce bought at market rates or sold on commission,   Orders from tuo
interior promptly attended to.
Importers   of  Hardware,
Paints, Oils and Window
Glass,    Lime,    Cement,
Leather   and   Rubber
Belting,      Crockery,
Lamps and Glassware.
The properties and use of the mariner's
compass were known to the Chinese centuries ago, It was brought to Europe in
the thirteenth century and first used on
tho Mediterranean,
Hiiid, tho tailor.
Tho above steamer makes regular trips
botweon Westminster and Langloy, taking Parson's Channel and thus calling
regularly at Hembrougli's brlok yard,
Port Kells and all other intermediate
points. Parties anxious to reach Clovor-
dalo and other points in Surrey, and who
miss tho train, will often lind this boat
Leaves Westminster overy day at :i p. in.
except Saturday, when she leaves ut
1! p, in.
Leaves Langley every day at !l a. m. ox-
eopt Fridays, when she loaves at 8
a. in. for Westminster market.
Extra trip on Saturdays, leaving Langley at 5 p. in.
No trips ou Sundays.
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��it*  Utttiftc  ��cmaMan.
A number of the real estate agents of
Vancouver have for some time been
painting in very bright colors the district
of country known as Pemberton Meadows, and on their representations numbers of parties in quest of farming locations have beon induced to undertake
the labor and expense of a trip into tbe
Pemberton Meadows country, only to
return very much disappointed. Six or
eight weeks ago a couple of well-known
Surrey ranchers visited tho highly spoken
of new settlement, and on their return
were interviewed by a representative of
this paper. Their report was not very
favorable, and was briefly sketched in
the Canadian. A few days later the
News-Advertiser, of Vancouver, published
a leading article containing suggestions
so opposite to those appearing in the
Canadian that it was quite evident tho
ono paper or the other must have boon
led into a misrepresentation of the facts.
Since then the editor of the Canadian
has been pushing inquiries, and it is the
Intention to here give tho Information
arrived at. As there appears to be a
considerable land-grabbing Interest at
stake, we aro anxious that our readers
should fully understand the position,
und we therefore reprint our former
Item and also the full text of the News-
Advertiser editorial. It may bo well to
explain that a trail had just beon completed from the Squamish Valley to tho
district under consideration, and that
Interested parties wero about petitioning
the Government to enlargo tho trail Into
a wagon road. Here is what wo said in
our issue of Nov. 4th:
"Messrs. Jos. McCallum and B. Wat-
kins, of Clayton, returned on Wednesday from their prospecting trip to the
Pemberton Meadows district. They report a largo area of good agricultural
and grazing lands, the most of which,
however, is already in private hands,
and held at high prices considering the
difficulty of access in and out. The
trail lately completed Is a good one, but
traverses a mountainous district, and
the grades are very heavy. A wagon
road, Mr. McCallum thinks, would be a
costly undertaking. Thore are four settlers in the valley, one of whom, a Mr.
Currie, has been located there for several years, and is prosperous. What produce is raised Is readily disposed of at
home, for better pricos than can be obtained at outside markets. The climate
is net so wet as on the coast, though
there Is usually a good deal of rain in
the fall. On the whole the prospectors
were not greatly taken with the outlook,
and did not find anything that would
suit them."
On the 8th of No /ember the News-Advertiser appeared with the following article
headed "Aiding Settlement":
"The petition which is being prepared
for presentation to the Provincial Government, asking that an appropriation
may bo made at tho next session of the
Legislature to complete a road, passable
for wagons, between the Squamish Valley and Pemberton Meadows, should, as
it no doubt will, .receive such general
support that neither the Government
nor the Legislature will have any hesitation in acceding to tho demand. It Is
not the first time that we have had to
refer to tho importance of opening up
to settlement one of the most fertile
and accessible tracts of land still comparatively unoccupied to be found in
the Province. Only by such persistence
as the unjust judge found it impossible
to resist, have the efforts put forth by
the settlers, and those who sympathised
with them, to get some line of communication opened, been partially successful. A trail has been cut through
on tho lino which a wagon road would
tako and it is now possible for the settlers to pack in supplies for themselves
and their families. The Government
Road Superintendent has given every
assistance in his power, .and thought no
labor or trouble too great in his efforts
to make the modest appropriations obtained for the purpose, go as far as possible. Realising also that the agricultural possibilities of the Pemberton
Meadows, and the intermediate valleys
on the route, would justify and, indeed, mako absolutely necessary the enlargement of the trail into a wagon
road in a very short time, the Road Superintendent lias constructed the bridges,
across the creeks which tlie trail crosses,
so that they will be what is required for
the passage of vehicular traffic, Bridges,
which are generally a very expensive
item In road construction in this Province, will not, therefore be a very important detail In the further appropriations which are required.
"The necessity of completing the road
in question without any delay, is so obvious that it really requires but little to
be said. Until this year tlie settlers
had no way of getting In or out of the
Meadows except by a circuitous, difficult and costly route by the way of Harrison Lake. The trail has afforded them
a more direct and convenient line to
reach the coast cities where their supplies must be purchased. Hut if the settlement is to be permanent and prosperous, the settlers must be able to bring
to market the produce which they raise
and the sale of which Is the only resource
they have to depend on for a  livelihood.
Everything they can raise  will find a
ready sale in Vancouver and other towns |
and  witli  reasonably good roads their J
produce can be laid down   in these mar- '���
k<:ts at prices which  will   enable it to |
lie sold in competition with  similar com- j
moditles imported from Washington nnd
Oregon.    The giving  such  facilities  lor
transportation as the settlers ask for iu |
their petition, will, therefore,   be a step
towards reducing the amount of  money
which is now annually sent out of the
I Province for staple commodities and supplies.    Al) parties in   British  Columbia,
mn^p���   .��� i whether supporters of  the Government
message   10  or  )t3  opponontt  ar���  aKm,d   that   thn
the Liiltad States Congress is exciting ,-���,,id progress of tho Province depends
approval and admiration everywhere. ' on exactly such developments of Its re-
exeept with the opposing political party ! Sources as the settlers in tlie Pemberton
Ht home.   Abroad, his earnest words and | %����# *g Wherefore';
difficult to see that any arguments can
The Columbian of Wednesday makes
timely reference to the unaccountable
apathy displayed by many people in
respect to registering their names as
Provincial voters. Wo heartily endorse
the remarks of our contemporary. Considering the franchise morely as a
privilege, it is astonishing that men,
. keen enough as to other rights, should so
often neglect to possess themselves of it.
But the exercise of the franchise is more
than a privilege; it is a duty, and one
that devolves upon every qualified person in tho community���one that every
man should render according to his light.
The method of registering is exceedingly
simple, and those who are backward in
making the application themselves, can
easily find some'one in the neighborhood
who will very willingly attend to the
matter for them. The forms are free to
all .who apply for them, and any justice
of the peace should bo willing to tako
the trouble of registering his neighbor
without charge. The qualification of a
voter in British Columbia is a very liberal
one. It requires only that he shall be of
age, a British subject, and a rcsidont in
the Province for one year prior to making application. Let there be no dallying with this important matter, and
later on there will be no vain regrets.
A general election must be held during
the course of next year, and when it
comes, the larger the vote polled, tho
truer will be the record of the public
wilt      _	
The return of all the City Aldermen
by acclamation last Monday was no doubt
a surprise to most people. While it may
be that the gentlemen thus.easily elected
are as well fitted for tho office as any
that could be brought forward, It is
nevertheless a fact that a representative
position of responsibility, and therefore
of honor, so cheaply attained, is very
apt to be esteemed at the public value
placed upon it. The superior abilities of
a member or two may on any occasion
secure a return by acclamation as a
token of high public esteem, but that
can hardly be tho case with an entire
aldennanic board, and the proceedings
of Monday are indicative rather of
public apathy than of well considered
popular action in the city's interest.
The new aldermen will enter upon their
duties practically unpledged to any line
of policy, and while every man of thorn
will no donbt wish to administer the
office to the approval of the public, the
absence of any promise to the electors
will have a tendency to encourage carelessness. As .usual, the position of
Mayor rooeivos ati undue show of .attention. There are flO less than throe.candidates in the.field, all claiming to have
been urged to accept nomination by
numerous ratepayers. Their several
merits trcno doubt well understood by
the electors, and it remains for the
voters to turn out In force on Monday
next and .elect thctr Muyor in -such
fashion as to make the successful candidate proud of tlie lienor conferred on
him, and, as a j-onsequence, zo&loui to
servo the public who elected blm.
Major UbXEB&C HttRUBHT, of the Canadian Militia, has issued an order prohibiting the sale of Intoxicating liquors
at camps of instruction. A great many
���if the "volunteer*" are young fellows
just growing to manhood, and the Influences about theniOTl occasions of camp
.drill have usually been of pernicious
tendency, especially tbe readiness with
���whicli liquors could be obtained at the
canteen. The action of the Major General in to be commended.
'anchor the capital;' it may not give opportunity for tho bestowal of Government largess on faithful supporters in
little pocket boroughs. But a mere fraction of the money which has boen
squandered for such purposes, will carry
out what is proposed���the opening up of
an extensive area of fertile land for
settlement; the adding to the annual
agricultural production of the Province
by no inconsiderable amount, giving opportunities for homes to many, increasing the trade of our towns, and generally
advancing the permanent Interests of
British Columbia."
It will be observed that the Ketos-Ad-
vertiser, which is the mouth-piece of the
leader of the Mainland Opposition, commits itself unequivocally to tho construction of the Pemberton Meadows wagon
.mad, and as wo propose to show that
thero is no ground whatever to justify
tho construction of so costly a work, the
inference is one of threo: tho News-Advertiser speaks without knowledge of the
facts; or, it is advocating the interost of
land grabbers; or, It seeks to embarrass
the (iovernmont.
Here aro the plain facts: The Pemberton Meadows district is a long narrow
strip of land, walled in by high mountains that rise abruptly from the levol
of tins bottom. It is estimated to contain
35,000 acres. Forty-live claims are held
on speculation by non-residents in Vancouver and elsowhero. One claim is held
in the name of a man In the Sandwich
Islands who nover authorized It. Six
claims aro held by one man in Chilliwack.
Thero is what is called "tho syndicate,"
men in Vancouver and other cities, holding 10,000 acres. Tho number of actual
settlers is four, threo of whom are merely
holding their claims. There is only one
producer in the district, who tills a little
ground and has a small herd of cattlo.
That man would not think of selling his
extra produce at prices current in Vancouver. He can get much bettor prices
at his own house from prospectors and
Indians, and the demand is much greater
than the supply. There are believed to
be about 7,000 acres of land still vested
in tho Crown, but its settlement Is only
practicable to men who lovo tho wilderness. Tho length of tho proposed road
is 62 miles, over mountainous country,
and any man at all acquainted with
agriculture, knows that it is out of the
question to team farm products that,
distance, to say nothing of connections at
either end. With the best wagon road
practicable, produce would be a week in
transit reaching Vancouver. The idea
of a district so located competing with
Washington and Oregon in agricultural
produce is absurd. The only thing that
can bring the Pemberton Meadows within marketable reach of tho coast cities
is a railway, and no such onterprlso is in
contemplation. The people who took up
land there two and three years ago, did
so purely on speculation, and nevor intended to settle. Their claims aro all
for sale, for the most part utterly void
of improvements, and the prices askod
can only be obtained by some scheme to
aid in catching the unwary. The proposed wagon road Is that scheme. As
alroady stated it is 62 miles long, and
much of it would havo to be cut out of
tho rocky mountain side. It would serve
one producor only, and in a few years
would probably be back into forest
again. The trail already mado is ali the
traffic-way needed for years to como. A
man used to road construction estimates
the cost of the proposed wagon road at
$50,000, with about $3,000 additional to
render it available to the ono producer
and three claim holders who are the sole
residents of the Valloy.
And the Government is asked to spend
this large sum for the benefit of Vancouver speculators, and the Nem-Advtr-
tiers, unknowingly we trust, lends itself
to the game. And all the while the best
and most available lands in the Provlnco
are crying for bettor roads and more
settlers. The thing is an iniquity.
Happily the Government has committed
itself to a policy of opening those lands
of British Columbia that can compete
with Washington and Oregon, and is
not at all likely to be led away by such
wild-cat schemes as that of $50,000 or
$60,000 expenditure for the benefit of
that class of land holders who aro a drawback and a curse to the country wo llvo
President Cleveland's
fearless straightforwardness is earning
blm the esteem of nations. Europe
realises that the executive head of the
United States is not a time server, but a
man, honest, resolute, and capable.
be adduced in opposition to tbe granting of the prayer of the petition for tho
immediate construction of this road. It
is true that tho expenditure of the money
may not 'attract tourists;' it may not
H-peal of the Jesuit Law
Berlin, Dec. 1.���The vote lu the Reichstag in favor of repealing the law expelling the. Jesuits was 173 lo 136. Sove-
ral notable speeches wore made on the
motion for the return of the Jesuits to
tlie Empire. Dr. Lleber, the loader of
the Clericals, spoke at great length. The
Catholic Church In (Joiinanv, hi! said
needed the services of the Jesuits to enable it to fulfil Its divine mission. The
assertion has been made that the Vatican
followed a policy hostile to Germany's
interests. Tills was false. Only a short
time since Cardinal Rampolla had declared that the Vatican was studiously
refraining from meddling with tlie political affairs of the Triple Alliance or
its opponents, ll the Vatican over should
display a policy friendly to the Franco-
llusiun alliance,Gorman Catholics would
not then interpret till; doctrine of Papal
infallibility In such a manner as to Interfere with their duties towards the
German Empire. Many reflections had
been cast from time to time upon the
loyalty of German Catholics. Tho assurance could be truthfully given, however, that German Catholjos would remain faithful to the Emperor and the
Emplro in the future as they had in the
past and would bo ever ready to show
their loyal devotion to the Fatherland.
Dr. Liober's declaration that his party
would not support the Pope iu an active
pro-French policy was recolvod with loud
JliKti, the tailor.
Tho break made by the labor delegates
at the recent Conference In Victoria in
connection with the Provincial Labor
Bureau has about ceased to interest tho
newspapers. It was altogether too onesided a piece of business. No paper In
the Province dare approve of the action
of the delegates, and the puny, not to
say pitiable, efforts of the Opposition
Press to make political capital out of it,
was as hopeless a task as to make rope
out of sand. Tho Imagination of the
News-Advertiser ran wild for a couple of
Issues, and, there Is reason to believe,
caused its follow journals of the Opposition to feel ashamed. The contention
of the Victoria Times that the delegates
wero quite right in making demands
that the Government could not be expected to grant, no doubt made the delegates fool ashamed. At any rate it ought
to. It is a fact that all through tho
country districts friends and opponents
of the Government aro agreed lu expressing approval of tho linn and
dignified action of Ministers.
On Tuesday evening a very large meeting of unorganized labor was convened
in the City Hall, Victoria, lion. Messrs.
Davio and Maker were present and a full
explanation of the Act respecting the
Bureau of Labor Statistics, etc., was
gone into. With a few exceptions tho
audionco was a reasonable ouo, and
manifested keen interest in the discussion which took place. It transpired
that Mr. Keith, M.P. tor Nanalmo, was
one of the delegates to the recent conference, and as Mr. Keith is one of tho
leaders of the Opposition, it is easy
enough to account for the otherwise unaccountable demands of the labor delegates. It was a deliberate attempt to
mako trouble for the Government, and
the Interest of labor was vory littlo considered. Tho attempt failed uttorly, and
has created a good deal of sympathy for
tho Government even among Oppositionists.
Tho meeting on Tuesday passed the
following resolution:
"That in tho opinion of this meeting
of unorganized labor the act respecting
tho Bureau of Labor Statistics and Councils of Conciliation aud Arbitration, If
carried out would conduce to the Interests of society generally; thereforo,be
it resolved that a committee of five working men be appointed to confer with the
Government and make such suggestions
as they may deem necessary for the
effectual carrying out of the act. Said
committee to consist of J. Crokor, plasterer; W. J. Cleave, sealer; W.P.Winsby,
cabinet maker; W. Harris, bricklayer,
and W. Turnbull, fireman."
that a Minister of the Crown, and he the
First Minister, is guiltv of what would
not be less than a criminal conspiracy
to rob the Province. Apart from anv
other consequences to which we might
refer, the flippancy with which such
serious reflections are made and allowed
to pass, cannot but be most disastrous
to public confidence in all governing
bodies, not to speak of public credit,
which Macaulay justly regards as the
basis of national greatness.
As before stated, the gravamen of the
Tribune's charge is that the public credit is pledged for $900,000, or $23,000 a
mile, while the work will not cost moro
than $600,000, but when we state, as is
the fact, that the public credit is not
pledged to any such extent as $900,000
per mile, and that the total money a-
greed to be guaranteed doss not exceed
$17,500 per mile, or very little In excess
of the figure, which even such an unjust
critic as the Nelson Tribune states to be
the cost of the road, in light of theso
facts, the posibillty of the frauds so
basely Insinuated by an unprincipled
journal vanishes.
As to the methods of construction, we
are not In a position to speak lu tho absence of authentic information, but
when it Is borne In miud that the road
must be accepted by the Engineer of
the Railway Department of the Dominion Government, and stand tho test of
liis scrutiny, and must also bo accepted
by the Engineer of tho Canadian Pacific Railway Company before the latter
will accept It, as stipulated under tho
Act of last session, it will readily be conceded that thero are good reasons for
rejecting the charges of faulty construction as being equally unfounded and unwarrantable with tho insinuations of
official corruption.
Why the Nolson Tribune, except from
Its inherent instincts of journalistic
rapacity, should give place to Insinuations of so libellous a character Is difficult to conceive ; it is equally Incomprehensible that its coarse libels should
be transferred to the columns of even
any Opposition newspaper on the Coast.
Tho Insinuations are harmless so far as
tho Government or the Promior is concerned, becaure they are oxploded by
the slightest examination of the facts,
but the result of such Injurious statements is to damage the credit of the
Province and to lower the political moral
tone of the country without even tbo
palliation of the smallest fact or political
expediency to justify them. We have
ample proof of how mischievous statements made by irresponsible and malignant characters have travelled where
their only effect has been to impair our
financial credit, for which if accomplished, or not properly counteracted, the
whole Province has to pay dearly.
wards the supports, whorever placed.
The plant was convolvus, and when a
long pole was placed near it, and In such
a way that the tendrils would have to
turn from the light to reach it, they invariably did so, and within a few houis
twined about it. That certain plants
have the sense of touch Is well known.���
Medical Times, New York.
RORINSON���At New Westminster, on the
7th inst., the wife of W. J. Robinson, of
a daughter.
Public Meeting.
D'. S. Curtis, Esq., Mayor :
We, the undersigned ratepayers of tho City
of New Westminster, humbly request that
you would be pleased to call a Public Mooting on Saturday, the Oth December, for tho
purpose of hearing the views of the Candidates for the Mayoralty.
I. C. Armstrong,
M. W. Minthorne.
J. M. McDonald.
J. M.Wise.
Geo. Gray.
James Beer.
J, It. Breliniui.
M. Phillips.
11. O. McDonald.
II. Morey.
M. Boss.
James Johnston.
W. .1. Bronnan.
Colin c. MucGregor.
New Westminster, B. 0., Dec. ll, 1808,
The Nakusp and Slocan Railway.
from the Victoria Colonist.
In a rocent Issue of the Nelson Tribune is an article of a remarkable char-
actor, tho object of which is to show
that the Provincial Government has
pledged the public credit to tho extent
of $900,000 for the construction of the
Nakusp and Slocan railway, and that
the contract for the same is being carried out in such a cheap and imperfect
manner that the actual cost will barely
exceed S600.000. The inference is then
drawn by the Tribune that there will be
a surplus of $300,000, and the question
Is asked : Where is tho money going ?
By the uso of confused and ambiguous
sentences, tho probabilities of great corruption and jobbery���such as the writer
is too cowardly to impute openly���are
insinuated iu the most unmistakable
way. We give below some extracts to
illustrate the insinuations made and tho
unscrupulousness of the methods employed :
After alleging that the ties aro light���
the curves sharp���tho materials badly
built and the flimsiest ever put Into a
Canadian road, the article proceeds to
say :
"So far, so good, as regards the cost
of the road to the construction company,
but when the cost of the road to the taxpayer is considered it is altogether different. The road is to cost $23,000 a
mile, or 8000,000 in all. It will bo completed for under $600,000, according to
tho estimate of competent engineers and
the judgment of practical men who have
seen the class of work put in. Where
Is the surplus of $300,000 going ? That
is a question which may be very pertinently asked of Premier Davie. It
would not do to suggest that ministers
of the crown are getting a sharo. It is
too much to credit Davie with such
Machlavolian Ingenuity in this scheme
as to flatter tho pooplo of West Kootenay
that he is favoring this section, to flatter
tho province as a whole that he is buttressing its trade against foreign competition, and at the same time to bo lining his pockets against those petlods of
private and individual depression to
which public life Is liable at any time.
But while it Is assumed that the ministry are themselves In motive and action all that thoy ought to be, the red
herrings of progressive policy and patriotic enterprise must not lie allowed to
obscure to the people of British Columbia and West Kootenay the real nature
uf the transaction.
"The plain facts are these : There Is
a 30 per cent, commission on this deal,
Which is coining out of the pockotj of
the taxpayers and going Into the pockets
of some one else. The Taxpayer will
never ultimately benefit to the extent of
a dollar by the road. No sooner does
it become a paying concern than |t is
found to be owned by parties who did
not pay for It."
Wo have stated Unit tho article from
which the above are excerpts Is a remarkable one. it is not less remarkable than
the fact that It should have been copied
In the evening Opposition newspaper of
this city, and that without any comment
bojond what was contained in the tltlo,
Intimating that "A margin was being
worked up for some person." It Issurprls-
Ing, Indeed, that journals which would
onjoy a reputation for respectability,
should pormit, for political purposes,
a resort to methods so contemptibly low.
It Is a strange commentary on men and
morals and our tinios when a paper will
insinuate in covert, but no less uumls-
takeablo terms, without tho slightest
tittle of evidence on which to found It,
Mining in Cariboo.
Vancouver News-Advertiser.
A representative of the Netos-Advertiser
called upon Mr. J. B. Hobson. who together with Mr. Warner has recently returned from the Cariboo District, where
they have had the management of the
mines belonging to the Horse Fly Hydraulic Mining Co., Ltd. Mr. Hobson
, gave a very sanguine account of the
progress already made and the prospects
ahead. The Company in question possesses eight mines located on the Horse
Fly River, 50 miles north-east of the
108 mile house on the Cariboo road, and
these cover in all an area of over 1000
acres. It is Intended to open up the
Discovery mine in the first place and
there are at present 75 men engaged
upon work in connection therewith, including 31 Japanese, who are almost exclusively employed in excavating ditches,
etc. One ditch in particular will be 10
miles in length and is designed to convey
wator from Mussel Creek to the mines
there to be utilised for hydraulic pressure. In addition to ditch a pipe has to
be constructed, 30 inches In diameter
and 8,300 feet In length, which will be
used in carrying the water across four
depressions, two of them fully 200 feet
In depth. The steel of which this pipe
is mado will weigh 170 tons and Messrs.
McGillivray and Armstrong are tho firm
who have its construction in hand. It
will be completed and conveyed to Carl-
boo this winter on sleighs.
With respect to the richness of this
region In gold. Mr. Hobson stated that
all the rivers' gravel doposlts are very
extensive and ot much higher grade in
their gold grade than those of California.
Sample lots have been washed and gave
results varying from 20 cents to $3 per
cubic yard. Iu all probability the mines
will bo fully equipped and running next
year, when 150 men will be employed by
the company. Wages for whito men
run from $40 to $60 per month with
board, according to the respective efliei-
olency of those employed.
The Cariboo Hydraulic Mining Co.,
another Company engaged in prospecting the District, have also secured several properties on the south bank of the
Quesnelle River near Quesnelle Forks,
and are at present engaged in equipping
tho same for working by hydraulic
pressure with three inches of wator.
Twentv miles of ditch will bo excavated
next year, and this ditch, together with
other work, will necossltato the employment of 150 men next season, during the
settlement of which the initios will be
fully equipped and running. The rivers
gravel deposits lu this region aro also
very extensive and probably the richest
In tho world, according to Mr. Hobson,
whose 20 years' experience of this nature
in California, is eminently qualified to
judge. In such a matter. In conclusion,
Mr. Hobson stated that there Is an
abundance of water and all other requisites, whicli should ultimately transform the Cariboo District Into one of the
| richest gold producing countries In the
world. All that Is required Is sufficient
capital to open up Its vast resources.
Explorations lu Cariboo were begun bv
Mr. Hobson on behalf of his Company a
year ago last June and ho was employed
fully twelve months in the work.
When Mr. Hobson left tho district tho
thermometer had already registered 30
degrees below zero and as In addition,
the climate Is excessively damp, tho
terrible discomfort ho has had to endure
can bo better imagined than described.
The cold was so Intonso at tlmos as to
freeze tho eyelashes together and split
timber asunder with a series of startling
reports. Mr. Hobson will remain in
Vancouvor during tho winter.
Mysteries of Life.
Tho mysteries of vegetable life aro not
all yot explored. An Indian botanist has
made experiments which Induce him to
say that somo plants can see. Whether
tho inference can be accepted or not,
these experiments go to show that the
plants made an effort to reach supports
placed at a little distance, and grew to-
| To J, C. A rmslroiuj and others :
|    Complying with above request, I hereby
I Call the meeting  for Saturday, mil Dec, at
City Hull, ut s p.m.
j  Muyor.
To Establish and Open Up
certain Roads in the District
of Coquitlam.
WHEREAS lt Is necessary to make and
i, . OP0''UP certain new roads within the
District of Ooquitlam ;
Bo it enacted therefore by the Reeve and
Conncll of the Corporation of the Dlstriot of
Coquitlam us follows :
Thut from and after the passage of this
By-law thu Council pursuant to tho Municipal Act 18112 enter upon, expropriate, break
up and use for roads aud highways the lands
more particularly described hereinafter, the
same being within tho jurisdiction of the
Council, viz.:
i l^oa^,yr\- ���'-Lyinfj situate and being on
Lot ail, Group 1, New Westminster District, and more particularly described as
follows ;
Beginning at the eastern end of Road No. 6
tt5dS,HbBa '" tno Ooquitlam Road By-law
or 1MB. thence running In a north-easterly
direction along tho north-westerly boundary
of proposed dyke reservation to the Intersection with the Coast Meridian. Said described linp to be 16'/, feet from dyke reserve
and to be the centre of u 33 ft. road.
Road No. 3-Lylng. situate and belnir on
Sep.Band 6, Township 40, and Lots 4001404.
and 871), Township 31), New Westminster District. More particularly described as follows :
Beginning at a point on tho westerly bank
of the Pitt River and on the southern
boundary of the N. E. h of Soe. 5, Township
40, thence due west to the easterly bank of
the Coquitlam River ; thence aoutii-wostcrlv
along said bank to the lino between lots SBO
��"?.Sf ; Jheiieo south to the S. E. corner of
Lot 380 j the/ico west to the east bank of the
Coquitlam River.
Said road to bo 33 feet wide and said described line to be the southern boundary of
?, V'o,'"1 from point of commencement to
the S. L.corner of Lot 471), thence to terminal
point said described line to be the centre of
r 1,U',',�� ?."' a-W'tf- ?Atuate, n"d being on
Lot OS, Group 1, New Westminster District.
More particularly described us follows :
Beginning at tho N. W. comer of Lot 112.
Group 1, New Westminster District; thence
south along the west boundary of said Lut
112 to the intersection with the Pipe Lille :
thence west along pipe line 18 Oh. W links
thence west 30o South 13 eh. 43 links to Pitt
River Road. Said deseribed line to bo the
centre of a SO ft, road.
Road No. 4���Lying, situate and belnir on
Lots BOO, 868, 304. 303, 302, 301, 1174 and 378
Croup 1, New Westminster District. More
particularly described as follows :
Beginning where the Austin road leaves
the western boundary of Lot No, 80S ; thence
North to the South-west corner of Lot 308 ���
thence hast, to the South-east corner of Lot
3,1 j thence North lo the S. W. corner of Lot
878 ; thence East to N. E. corner of Lot 378.
Suid described line to be the centre of a 00
ft. road.
Road No, e���Lying, situate and belnir In
Sec. S, Township 4D, New Westminster District, und more particularly described as
follows :
Beginning at a point on the north bank of
North Pitt Meadows slough, where the east
boundary of Section s Intersects it; thence
North along said east boundary to the N E
corner of suid Seel ion 8 for u distance of 33
oh.i thence North 7�� Kustll oh, to Intersection oi Roud No.2 in Coqultluni Road By-law
Said described line to be the centre of a
I 00 ll. road.
Roud No. 6���Lying, situate and beliifr ou
Lots 488 and 464, Group l, New Westminster
District, and more particularly described as
Beginning ut u point whero the produced
eastern boundary of Lot No. 3711, Group 1
New Westminster District, Intersects the"
New Westminster and Pitt River Road ���
thence North along said bearing of the eastern boundary of suid Lot 3711 to thu S. E corner id'suid Lot 3711; thence lu a North-easterly direction through Lots 403 and 404 to the
North boundary of said Lot 404.
Said described line to be the centre of a
88 II. roud.
Road Nn. 7���Lying, situate and belnir ou
Lots No. 404. 3711 aud 880, Group 1, New Westminster District, and more particularly dc-
Bcribod us follows :
Beginning ttt the point where Road No 0
of tills By-law Intersects the southern
boundary ol said Lot 404. Group 1, New
Westminster District 1 thence North-wester-
ly lo the point whoro the Southern boundary
of Lot 380, Group 1. New Westminster DIs-
irlct. meets ihe Eastern hunk of tho Ooquitlam liivcr; 1 hence West along said Southern
boundary of Lot 880 to u point 1111, ft. from
the Northerly boundary of tlie 0, P, Railroad 1 thence westerly parallel with said
Northerly boundary or c. P. R. to the west-
em boundary of said I.otsso.
Suid described line to be the centre of u
88 ft, road.
This By-law shall take effect on tho first
duy of January, isim.
This Hy-luw may be cited us the Conult'uin
Roud By-law ISO.'). '
Reconsidered and   Anally   passed   and tho
seal   of  tlie   Corporation   attached
LL.S.l  this Eleventh duy of November, 1893,
C. M. 0, Reove.
Tho above Is a true eopy of a By-law mun-
ed by the Municipal Council of tin DLsHo ,
of Coqultluni on the llth duy of November
ISO A.D.. and all persons are hereby re
quired to take notice that any ono desirous
of applying to have sucli By-law or any Dart
thereof quashed, must mako his appiiuat' n
for that purpose to the Supreme Court
within one month next after tho publleutIon
of this By-law In tho British Columbia 0,"
SffiftSuH. WU1 b�� t0�� lttt0t0 "�� hoard0*,
R. D. IRVINE. O. M. 0. it>i
The second session of the fifty-third
Congress opened on Monday last. The
President's Message was an elaborate
document, of too great length for our
limited space, but of which the following
clauses will likely be of interest to our
The legislation of last year, known as
the Geary law, requiring the registration
of all Chinese laborers entitled to residence in the United States, and the deportation of all not complying with the
provisions of the Act, within the time
prescribed, met with much opposition
from Chinamen in this country. Acting under the advice of eminent counsel
that the law was unconstitutional, the
great mass of Chinese laborers, pending
judicial inquiry as to its validity, in
good faith doclined to apply for tho certificates required by Its provisions. It
is believed that under the recent amendment of the Act, extending the time for
registration, tho Chinese laborers thereto entitled, who desire to resido in this
country, will now avail themselves of
the renewed privilege.
Tho questions affecting our relations
with Great Britain have been treated in
a spirit of friendliness. Nogotations are
in progress between the two governments with a view to such concurrent
action as will make the award and regulations agreed upon by the llehring
Sea tribunal of arbitration practically
effective; and it is not doubted but that
Groat Britain will co-operate freely with
this country for the accomplishment of
that purposs.
The dispute growing out of tho dis-
criminatinit tolls imposed in tho Wellaud
Canal, upon cargoes of cereals bound to
and from the lake ports of tho United
States, was adjusted by the substitution
of a more equitable schedule of charges,
and my predecessor thereupon suspended
his proclamation imposing discriminating tolls upon British transit through
our canals.
It is hardly necessary for me to state
that the questions arising from our relations with Hawaii have caused serious
embarrassment. Just prior to the installation of the present Administration,
the existing Government of Hawaii had
suddenly been overturned and a treaty
of annexation had been negotiated between the Provisional Government of the
Islands and tho United States and submitted to the Senate for ratification.
This treaty I withdrew for examination,
and dispatched Hon. James H. Blount,
of Georgia, to Honolulu, as a special
commissioner to make an impartial investigation of the circumstances attending the change of Government, and of
all the conditions bearing upon the subject of the treaty. After a thorough and
exhaustive examination, Mr. Blount submitted to me his report, showing beyond
all question that tbe Constitutional Government of Hawaii had been subverted
with the active aid of our representative
to that Government, and through the
intimidation caused by the oresence of
an armed naval force of tho United
States, which was landed for that pur-
poso at the instance of our Minister.
Upon the facts developed, it seemed to
me the only honorable course for our
Government to pursue was to undo the
wrong that had beon done bv those representing us and to restore as far as
practicable the status existing at tho
time of our forcible interference. With
a view of accomplishing this result within the constitutional limits of our Executive power and recognising all our
obligations and responsibilities growing
out of any changed conditions brought
about bv our unjustifiable interference,
the present Minister at Honolulu has received appropriate instructions to that
end. Thus far no information of the accomplishment of any definite results has
been received from him. Additional advices are soon expected. When received
they will be promptly sent to Congress,
together with all other information at
hand, accompanied by a special Executive message fully detailing all the facts
necessary to a complete understanding
of the case, and presenting a history of
all the material events leading up to the
present situation.
The recent repeal of the provision of
the law requiring the purchase of silver
bullion by the Government as a feature
of our monetary scheme, has made an
entire change in the complexion of our
currency affairs. I do not doubt that the
ultimate result of this action will be most
salutatory and far-reaching. In the
nature of things, however, it is impossible to know at times precisely what
conditions will bo brought about by the
change, or what, If any, supplementary
legislation may, In the light of such conditions appear to bo essential or expedient. Of course, after the recent
financial perturbation, time is necessary
for the re-establishment of business confidence. When, however, through this
restored confidence the money which has
been frightened into hoarding places is
returned to trade and enterprise, a survey of the situation will probably disclose a safe path leading to a permanently sound currency abundantly sufficient
to meet overy requirement of our increasing population and business. In
the pursuit of this object wo should resolutely turn away from alluring and
temporary expedients, determined to bo
content with nothing less than a lasting
and comprehensive financial plan. In
these circumstances I am convinced that
a reasonable delay in dealing with tills
subject, Instead of being injurious, will
increase the probability of wise action.
The report of the Secretary of the Interior has the supervision ot so many
important subjects that it Is of especial
value and Interest, On the 30th day of
,)une, 1898, there wore on the pension
rolls 966,012 names, an increase of 81),-
040 over the number on the rolls on June
80th, 1808. The discovery having been
made that many names hud been put upon the roll by means of wholesale and
gigantic frauds, tho Commissioner suspended payments upon a number of pen-
'ions which seemed to bo fraudulent or
unauthorised, pending a complete examination, giving notice to the pensioners,
in order that thoy might have an opportunity to establish, if possible, the justice of their claims, notwithstanding apparent Invalidity. I am unable to understand why fraud In the pension rolls
"should not bo exposed and corrected with
thoroughness and vigor. Every name
fraudulently put upon those rolls, is a
wicked Imposition upon tho kindly sentiment in which ponslons have their
origin ; overy fraudulent pensioner has
becomo a bad citizen ; every false oath
in support of a pension has made perjury moro common, and falso and undeserving pensioners rob tho pooplo not
only of their money, but of the patriotic
sentiment which the seryivors of the war
who fought for the preservation of tho
Union, ought to insplie. Thousands of
neighborhoods havo their well-known
fraudulent pensioners, and recent developments by the Bureau established
appalling conspiracies to accomplish
pension frauds. By no means the least
wrong done is to brave and deserving
pensioners, who certainly ought not to
be condemned to such an association.
Thoso who attempt In the line of duty
to rectify those wrongs should not
be accused of enmity or indifference to
the claims of honest veterans.
The condition of the Indians and their
ultimate fate are subjects which are related to a sacret duty of the Government and which strongly appeals to the
sense of justice and the sympathy of
our people. Our Indians number about
248,000, most of them aro located on ltil
reserves, containing 86,116,531 acres of
land. About 110,000 of these Indians
havo to a large degreo adopted civilized
customs. Lands in soveralty have been
alloted to many of them. I am sure that
secular oducation and moral and religious teaching must be important factors in any effort, to save the Indians
and lead them to civilisation. I believe
too, that the rellquishmont of tribal relations and the holding of land in severalty may in favorable conditions aid tills
consummation. The solution of the Indian problem depends very largely upon
good administration. The personal fitness of agents and their adaptablity to
the peculiar duty of caring for their
wards Is of the utmost Importance The
law providing that, except in especial
cases, army officers shall be detailed as
Indian agents, it is hoped will prove a
successful experiment.
After a hard struggle tariff reform Is
directly before us. Nothing so important
claims our attention, and nothing so
clearly presents itself as both an opportunity and a duty j an opportunity to
deserve tho gratitude of our fellow citizens and a duty imposed upon us by our
oft-repeated professions and by the emphatic mandate of the people. After
full discussion, our countrymen have
spoken in favor of this reform, and
they have confided the work of its accomplishment to the hands of those who
are pledged to it. Nothing should
intervene to distract our attention or
disturb our effort until this reform is
accomplished by wise and careful legislation. While we should staunchly adhere to the principle that only the necessity of revenue justifies the imposition of tariff duties and other Federal
taxation, and that they should be limited by strict economy, we cannot close
our eyes to the fact that conditions
have grown up amongst us, which in
justice and fairness call for discriminating care in the distribution of such
duties and taxation as the emergencies
of our Government actually demand.
Manifestly, if we are to aid the people
directly through tariff reform one of its
most obvious features should be a reduction in present tariff charges upon the
necessaries of life. Not less closely related to our people's prosperity and well-
being is the removal of restrictions upon
importation of tha raw materials so necessary to our manufacturers. The world
should be open to our national ingenuity
and enterprise. This cannot be while
Federal legislation, through the Imposition of a high tariff, forbids to American
manufacturers as cheap materials as
those used by their competitors. It is
quite obvious that the enhancement of
the prices of our manufactured products
within our own borders enures to the
direct disadvantage of our manufacturers, and also increase their cost to our
citizens. Tho interests of labor are certainly, though indirectly, involved in
this feature of our tariff system. The
sharp competition and struggle among
manufacturers to supply the limited demand for their goods soon fill the narrow market to which they aro confined,
then follows a suspension of work in
mills and factories, a discharge of employees and distress in the homes of our
workingmen. Even if the often disproved assertion could bo made good, that
a lower rate of wages would result from
free raw materials and low tariff duties
the intelligence of our workingmen leads
them to quickly discover that the steady
employment permitted by free raw materials is the most important factor in
their relation to tariff legislation. A
measure has been prepared by the appropriate congressional committoo embodying tariff reform on the lines herein
suggested, which will be promptly submitted for legislative action. It is tho
result of much patriotic and unselfish
work, and I believe It deals with its
subject consistently and as thoroughly
as existing conditions permit. I am satisfied that the reduced tariff duties provided for in the proposed legislation,
added to existing Internal Revenue taxation will, In tho noar future, though
perhaps not immediately, produce sufficient revenue to meet tho needs of the
In conclusion, my Intense feeling of
responsibility, impels me to invoke for
the manifold interests of a generous and
confiding peoplo the most scrupulous
care and to pledge my willinK support to
every legislative effort for the advancement of tho greatness" and prosperity of
our beloved country.
Uhovkh Cl.EVKI.ANn.
Executive Mansion, Washington, 1893.
1). 1). McLaren, ol (fraud Prairie, B.C.,
is in Spokane, Wash., seeking legal counsel. He is a young man with profound
faith that justice comes to all who deserve It. But his faith recently had a
severe shock, according to his story of a
recent adventure on the boundary line.
McLaren shipped 81,501) worth of liquors
from the east over the Canadian Pacific
railway to Kamloops, and from thero to
Ponlicton, on Okanagan lake, from whero
he started to freight It on to Grand Prairie. The road crosses the boundary line
In several places, and three inilos from
Ossoyos lake the customs officers of
Uncle Sam swooped down upon him, confiscated his cargo and took it to Oro,
where it now Is. "The, customs officers
never show up whon you want them," he
said. "They lay for a follow to come
across the Hue just that way. The road
crosses the lino four times and ends in
Baltlsh Columbia, whero it started. I
was willing to give a bond, but there was
no one to give It to at Pentlcton, and
they refuse to accept it now. It Is a
custom as old as the hills to freight
along that road, and except when afresh
customs man comes along thero is never
any trouble. Immediately upon seizing
my cargo of liquors, tho officer's two deputies broached it and got boiling drunk.
Tho officer himself only drank a little
bit, but he bad no right to do that."
Guelpb, Dec. 1.���Peter McLaren, J.P.,
aged 55, was found dead In a cistern in
his house yesterday. It is believed that
he fell in accidentally.
St. John, N.B., Nov. 30.���The Canadian Pacific Railway is negotiating with
two or three lines of steamers, with the
object of getting a line to run between
this port and Liverpool in Winter.
Henry B. Warren, a mining expert, has
just returned from a visit to the Ophir
Gold mine In the Algoma districts and
reports that at the lowest estimate the
value of gold in the mine is $25,000,000.
St. John, N.B., Dec. 4.���The Hon.
Boyd, Lieutenant-Governor of New
Brunswick, died shortly after midnight
of apoplexy. Ho was at church last
evening in apparent good health,
Cornwall, Dec. 1.���Wm. Rlddell, of
Chestervllle, aged 17, has been sentenced
to live years hard labor in the Kingston
penitentiary for placing a railroad tie
across tho C. P. R. track at Chestervllle
on Halloween.
Montreal, Dec. 4.���Gaston Huirht the
son of the Chief of Police, who ga\e Information of the alleged intention of
the three boys to blow up tho Nelson
monument, Is out of town. It is understood that ho Is visiting his uncle in New
Cornwall, Dec. 4.���The death of Mr.
Roderick McLennan occurred at his residence, Glendonald, yesterday, aftor a
lingering Illness. Mr. McLennan was in
his 90th year, and was one of the old
pioneers of Glengarry. He was the
father of Major R. R. McLennan, M.P.
for Glengarry, and Mr. A. R. McLennan,
ex-Mayor of Cornwall. His interment
tiok placo in the Wllllamstown cemetery on Wednesday.
Montreal, Nov. 30.���St. Andrew's Society gave a grand ball at tho Windsor
Hotel to-night, which was attended by
the leading society people of tho city.
The Governor-General and Lady Aberdeen were present and led the dancing.
The Countess of Aberdeen appeared In a
magnificent costume of grey brocade,
trimmed with Gordon tartan and wore
a coronet of diamonds and other precious
Toronto, Dec.2.���The big pigeon shooting tournament which has been going
on at the Woodbine for the past three
days was concluded yesterday. C. W.
Sontage, of Victoria, B.C., won the first
prize of 8150 with a straight score of
20. Hardy and Enoud, of Toronto, tied
for the second prize, $90, with a score
of 19. Sontage and Hardy will probably
meet in the hundred bird match to determine their superiority.
Toronto, Nov. 30.���La grippe Is epidemic in this city. Large numbers of the
police force, school teachers, bank clerks,
the staffs of public offices and employees
of industrial establishments are laid up.
A good many aged people have already
succumbed to the'dread disease. Roland
Reed, the well-known comedian, Is very
ill here with tho grippe and complications arising therefrom, and he has been
obliged to cancel a week's engagement at
the Grand Opera House.
St. John, N.B., Dec. 4.���The Canadian
Pacific Railway Company has arranged
to ship 16,000 bushels of Ontario wheat
and about 1.000 tons of Quebec hay to
the English market from this port as an
experiment. The undertaking is important as marking the first effort of the
road to use St. John as a winter port fer
the upper provinces. The Canadian
Pacific Railway Company says it has
built a grain elevator here for use, not for
Toronto, Dec. 4.���The results of two
by-elections for the Ontario Legislature
in the ridings of North Bruce and East
Lambton have proved quite a surprise
to the Mowat Government which received good majorities in both constituencies at the general elections three years
ago. East Lambton returned Mr. M.
McCallum,Protestant Protective Association candidate, by 403 majority while
North Bruce elected Mr. McNaughton,
the Patrons of Iudustry candidate by
over 559 majority.
Montreal. Dec. 2.���The preliminary m-
v. stigation of the Nelson monument escapade commenced this morning.   Tho j
three prisoners, Honore Mercier, Paul de
Martigny   and   Alphonse   Pelland   who
pleaded not guilty, are defended by the
Hon.    Mr.    Mercier,    ex-premier   and
Messrs. Beausolell and Pelland.   An ex-1
pert of the Hamilton Powder works, in '
his testimony after  an   examination of
the monument, stated that the explosion
of the cartridge could   not  havo done
much damage, as it could not bo placed
In an effective position.     The case was j
adjourned until Saturday next.
Ottawa, Nov. 30.���Principal Grant be- i
ing interviewed to-day regarding the
United States tariff said: "It Is clear
that this measure will put a lever into
the hands of our Government In favor
of a very radical tariff reform if they
choose to use It. No matter what the
manufacturers say, it will be impossible
for us to maintain a duty on say agricultural implements while the market
from New York to Kansas City is thrown
open to them. Their combination too
should mako them strong enough now
to meet American competition. Our
dutyou refined sugars, too, should be not
higher than that which is proposed In
this measure."
Toronto Telegram; Hugh John Macdonald had the common sense to summarily close a career which he had the
chance to prolong and tho ability to
illustrate with many a triumph. Poll-,
tics offered its most tempting prizes to I
a young man, who, adding his own ruie
powers to ancestral distinction could
have won glory In the highest fields of
publio endeavor. Tlie same surroundings which gave Hugh John Macdonald
the unsolicited advantage of a good start.
iu politics enabled him to truly gauge tl.o
worth of what politicians call glory.
Tho Old Man's Son has perhaps been
taught by observation that politics iu Its
best estate is vanity. There is a glory in
political life. Oh yes! There are times
when days of toll and sleepless nights of
thought aro crowned by cheers that last
several seconds. Short is the gladness
which rewards the separation from home
and the loss of housohold joys. Long
aro the heart-breaks which sadden and
the troubles which shorten life. Politics
Is a rich man's game. Parliament is no
placo for the individual who is both poor
and honest. Mr. Macdonald Is honest,
and ho Is not rich, He wisely abandoned
Parliament for the profession which can
give him wealth, and with wealth the
chance to renew a career whicli had in
It much promise of usefulness to the
To define what shall be deemed
a lawful fence within the
boundaries of the District.
"ilHB Reeve and Council of tho District of
i Coquitlam in Council assembled enacts
as follows:
(1.) A wire fence to constitute a legal fence
must have a top rail and three wires. The
top rail must not be less than three inches
in diameter at the small end, and either
spiked with six-inch spikes,orone inch thick
trunnels, or the top rail may be composed of
lxti inch boards securely nailed to side of
posts within two inches of top of posts. The
posts must not be less than four Incites in
diameter at the small end, and be sunk not
less than two and one half feet into tlie
ground. Tlie fence to be not less than four
leet nine inches from the ground to the top
of tliu top rail. Tlie posts to be not over ten
feet apart, the first wire to be one foot from
the ground, tho second two feet from the
| ground, and the tliird wire half-way between
j the second wire and the top rail.
V~l) For a board fence tlie posts shall be
1 four feet nine inches lo"g from tlie surface
I of the ground, and sunk two and one-half
i feet In tlie ground, and to he not more than
ten feet apart; the boards to be securely
I nailed to the face of tlie posts, with not less
i than 8 penny nails; the boards to be what is
i termed tn mills us inch lumber, not less than
1six inches wide, and distribution of boards
; to conform with the Prov. Statutes regard-
i ing fences. The posts to bo not less than
| four Inches diameter.
! (B) For a picket fence tiie posts shall be
four feet high above the ground, sunk two
and one-hair feet into the ground, and not
more thin ten feet apart. Tlie pickets must
not be less than three-Quarters of an Inch
thick, and four feet nine inches long from
tlie ground, and to he either sunk six Inches
into the ground or securely nailed to two
rails, one rail on top of post, und the other
one foot from ground.
(4) A picket fence without posts shall consist of pickets of not less than three inches
In diameter at the small end, and sunk into
the ground not less than two feet, and not
more than threo inches apart, and to stand
four feet nine inches from tho surface of the
ground, and 1x3 or 1x6 Inch boards nailed
within six inches of tho top of pickets with
not less than 8 penny nails.
(5) All snake or crooked fences to be
deemed a lawful fence shall be six rails (not
less than four inches at small end) high and
the rails are not to be over six inches apart
staked and ridered, either centre staked or
corner staked, and tho stakes are not to be
less than two inches In diameter at the top
end, and driven or sunk in the ground not
less than nine inches. Tlie rider must not be
less than three Inches in diameter at the top
ond, and not more than twenty inches from
top rail, the worm to be laid for twelve foot
rails must not be over sixteen feot from first
corner to second corner.
(6) A double post fence straight must be
made with posts not less than four feet nine
high, and sunk in the ground two feet six
inches and securely fastened at top of posts
either with slats nailed across or tied with
wire, and the rails aro not to be more than
six inches apart, and four feet nine inches
high from ground to top of rail.
(7) Chock and log fences shall be of the
same dimensions as snake fences only without stakes and rider; but the top log must
be securely spiked or trunneled with not less
than Inch thick trunnels.
This By-Law shall take effect on the first
day of Junuary, 1804.
This By-Law may be cited as the Coquitlam
Fence By-Law, 1893.
Reconsidered and finally passed and the
seal of tho Corporation attached this
[i.-s.]   Eleventh day of November, 1893.
C. M. C.
The above is a true copy of a By-Law
pusssd by the Muiclpal Council of the District of Coquitlam on the 11th day of Nov.,
A.D., 1803, and all persons aro hereby required
to take notice that anyonedesirous of applying to have sucli By-Law >r any pan, tnereor
quashed, must make his application for that
I purpose to tlie Supreme Court within one
month next after tho publication of this
i By-Law In the British Columbia Gazette,
or lie will be too late to bo heard in that
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(Continued from last week.)
Package alter package was opened,
and tne Kitchen was speedily in a fine
litter. From masses of dried grass,
fibre, and other protecting material, each
in turn produced a prize out of tho
several "lucky bags." There were necklaces and ornaments of coral and beautiful shells, articles elaborately carved in
ivory, startling ear-rings, handkerchiefs
of brilliant colours, huge hair-pins,
combs, and a wonderful girdle. There
were some little fancy slippers which,
the Captain remarked, were just sizable
enough to dock his big toe in, and a
number of shark's teeth, which he declared were shipped as a provision for
the remote date at which Dorothy would
require a new set for that pretty little
mouth, reference to which of course involved a further broadside of kisses.
Then there was a basket loaded with
many strange fruits, not all In the best of
condition, and another with preserved
ginger, chow-chow, and other sweetmeats.
The interest of this discharge of cargo,
accompanied by many a sportive sally
from Dundas and much laughter and |
playfulness on tho part of Laura, quick- i
ly produced a corresponding gaiety in
Dorothy. She joined in many a merry
laugh, the healthy pink colour glowed
once more in lier cheeks, and presently
Ben Dundas found her stealing under his
arm and voluntarily coiling it around
his nock, It was the first endearment
she had bestowed upon him in all their
married life. Left orphans unprovided
for, one Bister had taken a situation to
maintain herself, the other had married
the first man who had proposed to take
the responsibility of her support. Dorothy liked the honest, affeotlonato sailor,
but"she did not love him, and had rather
endured his caresses than reciprocated
But now the sense of her undeserving-
ness and of his devotion warmed her
heart to him, and the lurid impression
of the past night inclined her to appre'
ciate the blessing of such a sanctuary
from misery and shame as her husband's
love afforded.
Dundas was delighted to have her
creep to his side with the soft purring
manner of a cat. He hugged her quite
close to his heart, and, looking down
into her pretty oval face, less grave and
firm, more childlike than Laura's he exclaimed:
"My poor little darling I Been fretting
for Ben, eh? Spike my guns, but it's
too bad! I shall be part-owner next
voyage, and the Captain's wife shall go
along with him. And then we'll grow
rich, Dolly, and have a ship of our own
���nay, a dozen ships, and more maybe.
O, we'll hold up our heads with the best
Dorothy looked up at him with kindling love.
"You can hold up your head with the
best now, Ben. You are an honest man.
You have done nothing to be ashamed
of," she said.
"Why, of course," replied Dundas,
patting her cheek; "I wouldn't be able
to come back to you if my papers weren't
in pretty fair order. And what you say
is true, for the best that ever sailed into
port has his equal in an honest man."
"Honesty gives us dignity and courage, " murmured Laura. Now that her
sister's danger was over, her mind was
reverting to her own affairs. Dorothy
also was thinking of herself when she
"Shame crushes us in the very dust of
humility and fear."
Dundas gazed upon her bowed head,
as if he could scarcely believe it was
Dorothy who had spoken.
"But my little angel," he said tenderly, "has never had anything to be ashamed of, unless, maybe, an old frock.
We'll have that ship shape in the whisking of a shark's tail. Laura hoist np
those hatches; you'll find a rare cargo
of stuffs. Pipe for your dressmakers and
your milliners: I'll set 'em to work."
Laura and her sister bent down over
the trunk, and brought out aquantity of
silky fabrics, all of the most gaudy
colours and extravagant patterns, and
some time was spent by Benjamin Dundas in trying to persuade the ladies that
these things would make up into appro-
��riate costumes. Suddenly Captain
(undas noticed that his wife had extracted from an old iron-bound trunk a small
package carefully enveloped in paper.
"Ha, ha!" he cried with a roar of glee,
seizing Laura by the arm, and pointing
excitedly, "She's struck it! Look, Laura!
She'B struck it! Trust a woman to find
her soundings in a fog! I didn't say a
word about it, did I? And there it is in
her hand, and it'll be coiled around her
pretty figure-head in no time, or you
may stop Ben Dundas's grog."
"A present for me? A particular
present?" inquired Dorothy, opening the
"Yes, just for your own sweet little
self, and no one elBe under God's sun."
And Dundas crouched over her with
his hands on his knees, sailor-fashion,
watching with tho broadest of grins the
nimble white fingers that removed cover
after cover, until an ebony box, curiously inlaid with Indian designs in gold,
was disclosed. Ho cut short her admiration of the casket. That had been presented to him by a Parsee to whom ho
had rendered a service.
"Look inside, my lass, look inside I"
Dorothy opened tho box, and gave a
scream of delight as she saw a necklet of
large pearls.
"0, how beautiful!"
For the moment all the innocent girlish jiiy which had so recently seemed
gone from her for ever came back to her
Heart and her laughing eyes. If the
devil may steal a woman's soul with
jewels, woll may a husband win hii
heart back again from ita unlawful wandering.
"They're real, every one of 'em, just
as they camo out of "the oysters," said
Dundas. "I just had 'em cleaned up a
bit and strung together, so that you
could put 'em round your neck. Come,
pay duty; value's declared; import
costs you a hundred kisBes."
Dorothy paid a very good firBt instalment of tho duty, scarcely taking her
eyes off the pearls.
"O Ben," she cried, "how good you
are tome! And I���I don't deserve such
love aa yours."
"Not deserve it!" protested Dnndas,
taking the pearls from their nest. ' 'Why,
that's just what you do, and a hunflrod
times more love than I've ever given
you. Why, haven't you married me���
haven't you been true to me? I'll 1)0 a
good husband to a good wife, dorling,
be suro of that. Not deserve my love!
Why, what in thunder���"
"I'll vouch for her, Ben," struck in
Laura hastily.     "Dorothy will always
deserve your love."
"I mean," said Dorothy explanatorily,
"that you show it more than I can. You
give me all; I have given you so little-
nothing, not even���"
She faltered, turned crimson as she
felt Laura's warning glance, and stammered on:
"All the while you were away you
were thinking of me, and���and loving
Ben Dundas nodded encouragingly.
"That's down in the log. And wasn't
you always a-thinking of me, and a-lov-
ing of mo? If not, tie me up at the gangway and give me twenty dozen with a
new rope's end!"
"Indeed you have always been in her
thoughts," said Laura, hating herself for
the equivocation, but impelled to justify
her sister, and hinder the useless and deplorable avowal which she saw trembling upon Dorothy's lips.
"It's no small thing for an angel like
this, that all the world's envying me,"
Dundas went on, ' 'to track her rough
husband on the chart of the Southern
Seas. Why, folks wouldn't believe that
all the time Ive been away my Dorrie
here was longing for me, praying for me
to come back safe, as if there weren't no
other man alive.
"A lubber says to me says he: 'Why,
Captain,' he says, 'your wife won't want
you back none too soon. A sailor's got
a wife in every port, and a sailor's wife,
when her husband goes to sea, ain't long
without consolation.' I drove the words j
down the liar's throat and three of his
teeth with 'em for company.
"I knew my Dorothy would be true as
trie needle of a compass, and to prove i
my trust in her I've brought my lass
these pearls, which I've heard tell must j
only be given to the good and pure."
As he spoke, he sought to clasp the j
necklet round Dorothy's throat. It was
too much. A heart that was all too vulnerable to such stabs could contain its
agony no longer. With a wild burst of
grief the remorseful wife thrust the gift
from hor and sank down at his feet.
"Take them back!   Take them back!
My God! pearls are not for me!"
Ben Dundas recoiled in amazement.
Under the weather-beaten ruddiness of
his face he grew pale as the pearls in his
For a moment Laura believed that the
dreaded destruction had come upon that
home, and her heart quailed within her.
Then, with the presence of mind often
born of a critical emergency, she rushed
in to the rescue:
"Hush, Ben! don't notice her. She
has been hysterical lately. This is nothing to the fancies that take her sometimes. There is a superstition, you
know, about a gift of pearls. It means
misfortune, tears, she thinks. She has
been reading a story about that, and it
has upset her, I suppose. Come, Dorrie,
Dorrie! don't be so absurd."
Ben Dundas was a man of simple unsuspicious nature. He did not long
hesitate to take this clue to the maze
of his bewilderment. It seenied to him
a reasonabe explanation. What else
could account for his wife's distress?
The remorse that she felt he never
guesBed. To donbt bis little Dorothy
was not possible for him.
With a woman's tenderness he raised
her in his arms, and laid her, still sobbing, upon the sofa.
"There, there!" said he, with many a
fentle caress: "lay to a bit, and rise easy,
'orgive me, little women, for being so
thoughtless like. I have beared tell of
some such rubbish, but I'd clean forgot.
Durn the stupid things for making my
lass cry! There ain't nothing in it,
Dorothy; but, howsuindever, wo won't
havo no plaguy bad luck aboard our
craft. There goes the lumber over the
And, true to his words, he tossed the
valuable pearls from the window into
the river-mud as indifferently as if they
had been nuts or peas or any trifling
Laura, deeply concerned for her sister,
mado no attempt to stay him.
"Leave her with me, Ben," 'she whispered; "she will soon be more calm and
With a good-humoured wink and
chuckle, Dundas reached for an old favourite pipe that had hung by the fireplace
all through tho eight months of his absence, and rolled quiotly out of the room.
When he was out of hearing, Laura
expostulated bitterly and passionately,
but in suppressed tones, with her trom-
bling sister, who, impressed by the
narrow escape she had had, aud grateful
for Laura's timely service, grew calmer,
and gave some attention to her words.
"But how could I listen unmoved to
such reproaches?" Dorothy pleaded at
length. "They wero reproaohos���yes,
again and again he stabbed me with tho
kind things he said. Of course he could
not understand how guilty I felt���how
guilty I must always feel bo long as I
hide my wickedness from him." -
"But you will not confess?"
"I must confess."
"What! Tell him that you=-tnatyou
have���God knows what wickedness you
have to confess! I havo not had your
confidence, I do not ask you for it now;
but I entreat you to consider well
whether any good can come of your destroying all his happiness and trust in
you���whethor what you have to confess
can ever be forgiven."
There was hope in Laura's breast, an
earnest faif.h in her heart Unit the emotional temperament of her erring sister
might have exaggerated evil thoughts
into the hideousness of guilty acts; that
after all there might be extenuation,
pity, pardon for her sin.
But an icy chill struck through her
soul as Dorothy turned away from E'er
with bowed head, and murmured in accents of despair:
"No, no, I can never be forgiven I" '
- Trie day wore on, and peace reigned
undisturbed in the sailor's home. By the
advice of her sister, Dorothy had not imparted to Captain Dundas the knowledge
[ which would work such havoc in their
future. Nothing had transpired to disquiet her further, and, busied about the
! house, she had recovered in a few hours
much of her old Bportiveness.   Urged by
I Laura, she made an effort to thrust
away all that stood between ,'her and a
i calm enjoyment of the present hour.
And Dundas, occupied with decorating
I the house and spinning many a yarn
about his voyages, seemed to have banish-
! ed from his mind ail uneasiness.
Laura breathed freely, and took some
comfort from the prospect of the success
! of her labours to preserve their happiness. What mattered the enforced
duplicity? The aim was a just one.
The result must be good, she persuaded
herself: "He who is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, let him not know it
and he's not robbed at all." And with
this specious reasoning she Bet her conscience at rest.
But with that ease of mind came other
thoughts that dismayed and tortured
her. She loved Lord Willmore. The
Bight of her brother-in-law's devotion to
his wife brought this conviction freshly
to her heart. And how had they parted?
What cruel doubts of her had she left
to rankle iu his mind? Was it not clear
from his sudden departure without
leavetaking, and from the subsequent
repulse she had received from Muriel,
that both friend and lover misjudged
her relations with Kestrel? And had not
her lover's friend, Cecil Chester, actually seen her beBtowing an endearment
upon that man? Would not Chester
surely confirm Willmore's suspicion, and
must not the result be that her lover
would loathe and forsake her?
She felt that she could better bear to
lose him than to be condemned in his
thoughts. But how could she protect
herself from misconstruction���how dispel the cruelly false impression she had
made? Her sister's happiness she must
guard at all costs, and the secret once
told would imperil it from that moment.
As she gazed into the street through a
veil ot tears, picturing the bitter sacrifices which seemed forced upon her,
Lord Willmore's love and good opinion
the confidence and affection of Muriel
O'Connor, a cab came rattling up to the
door, and Laura gave forth a big "0!"
and turned as crimson as the front of
the cabinet piano; for Willmore himself,
in faultless vlsiting-dress, sprang forth
on to the broken pavement, and contemplated No. 19 Shore Street.
Laura, hidden behind the window-
curtain, watched his face. Would he be
displeased with this humble abode? No,
he seemed rather favorably impressed.
Indeed, he had anticipated finding an
unsightly, perhaps 6qualid, hovel in such
a quarter of the town.
But the red and the white and the green
were pleasant to the eye, and the little
house looked clean and respectable.
He rang the bell.
Laura hesitated. Should she avoid an
interview? To do so would imply that
she was ashamed to meet him. On the
other hand, it would be inconvenient���
indeed perilous���to adjust the misunderstanding in that house.
But see him she must. She felt that
to dismiss him now would be to lose him
for ever. While she was striving to
prepare a reply to the questions which
she felt sure he had come to ask���a reply
that would exonerate herself and at the
samo time shield her sister���the bell rang
again, and she heard her brother-in-law
coming upstairs to answer it.
Hastily calling to him to remain below, she opened the door, and found herself face to face with Lord Willmore.
The young peer faltered in no little
embarrassment as he endeavored to ex-
��lain his presence there. To him the
oubt of last night had assumed the
dimensions of a lovers' quarrel. Had he
come to apologise and be reconciled, or
merely to investigate her surroundings,
and observe her more closely in her
domestic life?
He had persuaded himself that his
motive was interest, curiosity; but he
was inwardly aware of an invincible
love, of faith that was an instinct, of a
burning self-reproach, that made thia
visit a pilgrimage of honor. And
when he found himself confronted by
her sweetly modest yet fearless gaze,
and took note of her simple attire and
her unassailable air of womanly purity,
he felt all the shame which he had half
expected he might see upon her face.
That flush of glad surprise, the extended hand, the unflinching encounter
of her truthful eyes vanquished his distrust, and scattered to the winds all unworthy suspicions.
With a quiet, grave "I am very glad to
���ee you," she admitted him to the parlor,
and, commanding with an effort the unruly fluttering of her heart, seated herself opposite to him, and waited composedly for what he had to say. A more
complete reversal of their relations of
judge and accused could not have been
brought about. He found himself pouring forth excuses, regrets, protests, as if
he had uttered all his evil thoughts, as
if he had grossly calumniated her before
all the world.
She listoned with a happy kindly
smile, mil reminding him how little he
hail really done to deserve this self-reproach. If he had thought evil of her,
circumstances were to blame for that.
His hasty departure from Muriel's houso
was but a manly restraint of jealousy
and anger.
But Laura realised all his sin against
their love, and her conBcionce justified
her in exacting the full penalty. She
accepted tho amende honorable as her
duo, and when he had fully castigated
himself she rose and gave him her hand
in tokon of forgivenesB, saying softly:
"Ernest, as we love oach other, so let
us be always trustful, always true."
Then she changed the conversation,
and presently left him to summon her
��� ister and Captain Dundas, that he
might become acquainted with her only
Willmore was conscious of a certain
dissatisfaction. He had looked for a response to his generous avowals. He had
expected a voluntary explanation of the
incidents that had gone so far to justify
lii:4 mistrust But Laura Kingdon hud
Baid nothing, and tin; bases of suspicion
were :i�� sound as ever.
He was disappointed-vexed by her
lack of confidence, but he doubted her
no more. His instinct told him she was
guileless; his love bade him be patient
and trustful.
Laura quickly returned to him, bringing her sister and the sailor-husband,
and introduced Lord Willmore to them
as her betrothed.
Willmore winced at this, and before
the hearty, honest congratulations of his
assumed brother-in-law. No word of
marriage had been spoken between him
and Laura, and, reconciled as he was to
love and trust her, he yet held in reserve this crown of wedlock for the wo
man whose life kept back from him no
secret and no mysteries. Laura Kingdon was not such a woman, and he
shrank from this taking her to wife in
the face of her relations with this spectre
of reserve between them.
But there seemed to be no alternative,
and, with an uncomfortable sense of
being enmeshed in a net, he submitted
with the best grace he could command,
and, as was usual with him in debatable
situations, he became eager for the support and counsel of his friend Chester.
Chester was outside, buried in the waiting hansom.
Willmore begged leave to bring him
in and present him forthwith, and, permission being gladly accorded, he
promptly produced the golden-bearded
politician from beneath an evening
paper, whicli had been serving him first
as a soporific and subsequently as a
Chester came in, and brought the
newspaper with him. He conversed
affably with the Captain and his pretty
wife, and listened appreciatively to their
praises of sister Laura.
Theso seemed to be simple, genuine
folk enough. They told him freely
many things that explained the circumstances under whicli he had met Miss
Kingdon, but they either could or would
impart nothing as to Muriel O'Connor,
and he keenly Burmised that Mrs. Dundas, at least, had some knowledge of
that lady which she did not care to
divulge. Lightly touching on his last
night's visit to' the house at the corner,"
he took occasion to refer to the persons
he had met there���to Dennis Donovan
and to Ralph Kestrel. Ha! there was a
weak point in the armour, or his observation erred. Mrs. Dundas, at the mention of Kestrel's name, had suddenly
left the apartment without apology or
apparent cause.
Captain Dundas professed that neither
of these persons was known to him, but
the wife, Laura Kingdon'a confidante,
clearly did not want to be questioned
concerning one of them.
Chester was satisfied for the moment,
and reserved his next attack for Laura
herself. As he glanced at a paragraph
in the evening paper, he felt that he had
a strong weapon in his hands.
The Captain suggested that Laura
should sing for the company, a proposal
which Lord Willmore ardently backed.
"Tune up, my   little   nightingale!"
cried Dundas.     "Ever heard her sing,
sir?   There's more music in it than  a
I hauling chorus���ay,    pretty   nigh the
j heartiness of the cry 'Land-ho!' from
j the lookout when we're nearing home."
And Laura sang in a soft sweet voice
j these wordB:
Whither are our footsteps wending? #
Dark tho road and weird tlie hour,
Lifo to life bo closely bending; s
Thoughts thatsigh "L'amourl l'aiuour!"
The verse was somewhat nervously
! rendered. The concluding words were
slurred and expressionless.
"Ah, siren!" thought Chester, "you
I would breathe that very differently to
! him alone!"
Bui sho resumed with more courage
i and sincerity:
N   Pausing on tho frontier lonoly,
'Twtxt to-morrow and to-day.
Pledge wo to each other only
Faith that shall endure ulway.
! She began to lose herself in the senti-
| ment of the song, thst approximated so
closely to her relations with Willmore,
and he, bending over her in impassioned
delight, forgot everything but his love
for her.
The last verse rang out joyously. It
gave expression to all the hope that filled
her soul: hope for her sister as for herself���hope, delight, security in the affection of the man she loved. "���
Let us from tho sombre stillness
Greet reveillo of the light,
And forget all bygone illness:
Dawn shall dry the tears or night,
"That's pretty," remarked Ben Duri-
das as Laura finished the song. "Ain't
heard that afore. Don't quite understand
it.   Give us 'Poll and I,' Laurie."
But Laura was listening only to a
question which, on the impulse of the
moment, Willmore murmured in her
"Have you had trouble* that you
would forget?"
"My life has not been altogether
nappy," she answered.
"But it haB been blameless," said he;
"I would stake my soul on that."
" I would have you think me no worse
than other weak women. I shall always
try to deserve your good opinion, which
I respect more than anything in the
world, except���my duty," was her diiH-
dent reply. Laura was not one of those
who over-estimate their virtues. Her
thoughts were rather with her sister
than herself, ob will be seen from her
words. Who shall declare herself blameless? Did no responsibility rest with her
for the disgrace to which her sister had
confessed that very morning? Had she
not all too readily allowed her guardian
ship to be thrust aside? and but for a
sister's neglect, might not Dorothy be
blameless too?
In her reply, and in the thoughtful
pause that ensued, Willmore found cause
for a vague uneasiness. His enthusiasm
coolod, and a silence fell between them
Glancing up, he met Chester's gaze fixed
upon the pair. His misgivings were reflected upon the face of his friend.
"Time s up, Ernest," Chester remarked. "I must carry you off westward.
Good-afternoon, Captain Dundas. Will
you say 'good-bye' to your wife for mo?"
But Dundas would not hear of a vicarious leave-taking. He had not noticed
that Dorothy had left them. He would
go in search of her, and off he went
Chester seized tho opportunity of experimenting upon Laura, with only Will-
more for a witness.
"I will leave you the evening paper,
Miss Kingdon," said he; "there is a terrible affair in it that is of interest to us
all. What do you think, Ernest? A
murder on a platform of the Under
ground Railway; and the assassin got
clean away!"
Somo chord in Laura's memory was
touched, but for the moment she could
not say why that chill apprehension
struck her. She said nothing, but slightly paled as she regarded Chester.
"How does it concern us three?" asked
Willmore indifferently.
"Because," was the reply, "we all met
the poor fellow last night at Miss O'Connor's.   The victim was Ralph Kestrel." ID3
Then there rushed upon Laura's mind
all that Dorothy had told her as being
the story of a dream.
She glanced from Chester to Willmore
with white face and staring eyes, then
fell swooning upon the floor.
The sensation which agitated Ernest
Willmore as he bent over the inanimate
form of Laura Kingdon cannot be described. They were too complex, too
contradictory. The Boft brown hair
broke from its confines as he raised her,
and, framing, the pure Madonna like
face that he pillowed on his arm, presented a picture to his gaze that seemed
as immaculate as any lily. Yet in the
marble whiteness that gave almost n
holy aspect to her features he was forced
to read the confession of a secret tie that
could hardly be free from shame or sin.
Coupled with his observations nt
Muriel O'Connors, this swooning at the
tidings of Kestrel's death had a very
grave significance.
What was this man to her? For a moment he was impelled to state all that
he knew to her sister, to whom he now
surrendered the cold limp form, and aa.:
an explanation from her knowledge ut
Laura's life. But it seemed ungenerous
to pry into her mystery while she lay
there bo pale and pitiful, guarded almost
by the sanctity of death.
He and Chester hastily took leave without waning for her recovery. Their
presence when she should return to con
Boiousness must deeply embarrass her:
and while Chester considered the case
against horproved, to tho inevitable destruction of his friend's relations with
her. Willmore felt the need of private
discussion and reflection before he should
speak to her again.
So they departed, and took with them
the newspaper which had brought the
When Laura revived to a crushing
sense of danger, her eyes sought ah
eagerly for that harbinger of trouble as
her sister's hud done for the self-convicting letter addressed "Captain Dundas���
only for hiin," and with the same eager
dread she questioned Dorothy of its
whereabouts. But neither she nor her
husband had seen the paper, and both
remained ignorant of the cause of Laura's
faintingfit. With' a face set in stony
lineaments Laura went about the house
hold affairs, not daring to bring IliAc :
with questions the vision of that whic
had so terribly affected Dorothy an :
wondering more and more, OB she watched her sister's peace and lignt-hearted-
ness, at her power to dissem ole and to
dismiss an experience of such horror.
But Dorothy seemed to have forgotten
all that had so recently brought her to
the point of frenzy, and grew day by day
more joyous and sportive, ns if the to
recent past had been an nirly dream; an..
Laura began to feel assured that the
vision which had been described to her
of a dead face upturned in the moonlight
had been indeed only a dream begotten
of the fierce pressure of Ralph Kestrel's
personality upon the tempted woman '.���
imagination, and the truth of that dream
was simply an instance of those strange
forebodings which are not uncommon in
general experience.
Her tasK was, therefore, to keep Dorothy in oblivion; so she wrote to Muriel
O'Connor, excusing herself from attendance on her, and remained by her sister's
side, to keep from her all knowledge of
tne sensation of the hour. It was no
easy task, but "love will find out a way,"
una she succeeded in her purpose.
Five days passed.
The happiness of Dundas and his wife
seemed confirmed, and in the contemplation of their peace Laura found the
reward for her part in it.
Nor had she been without the comfort
ami delight of reunion with her lover.
Willmore had written the kindest of
letters, and subsequently they had met
again and again, he always refraining
With true generosity from exacting any
confidence she did not voluntarily bestow. And, sorely as it pained her to
have secrets from him, she dared not
breathe a word that night by chance
imperil her sister's happiness. A secret
is no secret when it is no longer locked
fast in one person's bosom. For herself,
she would trust Willmore with her
honour and her life, but the safety o*
Dorothy was surest while the post lay
buried and Laura herself held the key
of its tomb.
So Willmore waited in vain for relief
from the vague anxiety which oppressed
his love for this girl with the eyes of
truth and the face of purity; and the assassin of Ralph Kestrel went still un-
tracked, while the references to the crime
gradually faded out of the newspapers.
The time seemed to have come for
Laura to return to the houso in Regent's
Park. She had written several times to
Muriel O'Connor, but no reply or message of any kind had come from her,
and Laura felt an increasing desire to go
back and banish all misunderstandings,
so far as regard to Dorothy's secret
would permit. But Dundas was very
loth to have Laura leave her sister. The
good ship Wanderer which he commanded had received a new cargo, and her
sailing papers were made ont for New
York. It would be a Bhort voyage this
time���his last in the Wanderer���and he
thought it best that Dorothy should once
more be left at home, if Laura would
stay to keep her company.
"You see, little wife," said he, "the
Wanderer ain't kinder fitted for womenfolk. She's a tub to the Neptune, which
1 shall be part-owner of when I return
from America, and I wouldn't have my
lass take a grudge against tho life she'll
have to share with mo for many a long
year. You wait for the Neptune, Dolly,
and I'll have such a stateroom rigged
up for you as'll beat for prettineBB and
snugness any homo ashore."
But Dorothy felt a singular dread of
seeing her husband Bet Bail once more
without her���a dread that surpassed that
which as a landswoman she held for the
cockroaches, which the Captain freely admitted would be found in Bwarms on
board the old Wanderer.
She referred the decision to Laura,
who was at work in the little flower-
garden below. Looking down from the
bedroom window, Dorothy called softly
to her Bister, who was standing motionless by the group of hollyhocks and sunflowers, contemplating a gleaming object she was holding in her hand which
. she had found in the flower-bed.
"Laura, Laura dear I"
Softly as the summons came, Laura
started with strange agitation; inBtantly
she hid the treasure-trove in the folds of
her gown; her back was turned to the
window from which her sister had
spoken. She answered without turning
round or looking up:
Her voice founded strangely hoarse
and hollow.
"The Wanderer sails to-night. We
want to consult you whether I shall go
to America with Ben."
Laura answered nothing; she neither
looked up at the window nor turned to
enter the house and join Dorothy.
Captain Dnndas put his great red face
by the side of his wife's pretty one, and,
with one arm round her neck, hailed her
sister through what he called the porthole.
"It ain't any ubo, Laura; I ain't got
the heart to persuade her not to come,
and sho kinder don't know her own mind.
She hates the blackbeetles, but, by
thunder, I do believe she loves me! You
shall take an observation for us, my
dear.    Shall she go or shall she stay?"
Then Laura spoke again in that hoarse
hollow tone.
' 'Take her with you," she said.
Then, turning, she raised her eyes and
saw the fond oicture smiling upon her
from the window above: the soft cheek
of the pretty little wife nestling in
the sailor's great curly beard, and the
afternoon-sun dancing in the happy eyes
of both; and she repeated:
"Take her with you, Ben," this time
with a ring of passionate entreaty in her
Presently she crept steathily to the
, attic where she was accustomed to sleep,
! nnd   there, with the door locked  and
barricaded against interruption, fell to
j cleaning and polishing a rusty dagger of
(iriental workmanship, concealing it at
i length in a crevice where no one would
lind it���no one would seek to find.
And in nervous haste, crept silently
and with a face of stone, she prepared
all things for her sister's departure on
the Atlantic voyage.
And when Dorothy and Dorothy's husband remarked upon her taciturnity and
depression, she once or twice glanced
mournfully at her sister, and strove to
si.y some words attributing this gloom
to the separation that was about to take
place. But the effort did not well succeed in deceiving them. There were no
eager questions as to their return; indeed, it almost seemed that Laura would
have been content never to see her sister
again. She would not accompany them
on board the ship, and her last embrace
was so cold that Dorothy went away in a
stupor of astonishment, and, thinking of
it as she was being rowed down the
river, broke suddenly into tears,
"You ain't quarrelled with Laura,
have you, lass?" whispered the Captain
as he drew his sobbing wife to his side.
He had been a pained observer 6t the
sister's altered mannor.
"No, Ben, no,"answeredDorothyvery
earnestly. ' 'She is the beet, the dearest,
tlie kindest sister in the world; she always has been. But something has come
between us. I feel it, but I do not know
what it is."
Dundas did his best to comfort her.
"Cheer up, little one," said he. "Women have their fads and fancies. This is
only a shadow."
He guessed aright: it was only a
shadow that had come between these
two, but it was the shadow of a crime.
In the early hours of the morning immediately following the tragedy on the
Underground, a constable, tramping
heavily along the road tbat skirted the
house at the corner, cast the gleam of
his lantern upon the gate in the wall,
tested it with his hand, and passed onward upon his beat. Scarcely had he
turned the corner when a muffled figure
approached that gate with swift, silont
steps, and, after furtively glancing
around, let itself in with a pass-key.
Choosing tho dew-spread lawn and the
sheltering diirkness of the shrubbery,
Dennis Donovan���for it was he���crept
steathily into the arbour, and was lost in
its opaque shadows.
The blackness of the night slowly
turned to gray, and from gray to a rosy
mellow dawn-radiance. The birds twittered among the opening blossoms and
in the branches that swayed gently in
the fresh morning air. The day grew
stronger, bolder, happier, and the risen
sun struck its gay beams slantwise upon
the windows of the room where Muriel
O'Connor lay in restless slumber upon
the couch where she had flung herself
some hours before, to sob out her humiliation, bitterness, and despair. As the
hours passed, and the house remained
closed and lifeless, Dennis Donovan,
peeritig from a recess of the garden
arbour, grew more and more impatient
and apprehensive, and raged against
the sluggard habits of Muriel's household. At length, however, there were
Bigns of awakening. An upper window blind was drawn, and a little
later there were sounds of bars and bolts
being withdrawn. Presently a maidservant threw open the drawing-room
windows, flung some mats on to the
lawn, and passed round the house to the
kitchen premises. As she disappeared,
Donovan glided from the arbour and
entered the drawing-room with a wolflike stealth and celerity. Unnoted he
ascended the staircase, and, opening a
door upon the floor above, found himself
in Muriel O.'Connor's boudoir. He turned the key in the lock inside, and tapped
several times at an inner door. Tho
sound awoke Muriel. She started up,
and for the moment wondered at having
lain there fully dressed. But the tap
ping was renewed, and she responded to
it by going at once to the door.
It was not without amazement that
she stood face to face with Dennis Donovan, and beheld him mud-stained, haggard, pale, and unkempt, with a glare of
mingled ferocity and terror in his oves.
"What has happened?" she exclaimed
with a horrified misgiving at her heart.
"Justice," ho answered simply, and
placed in her hands the letter written
by Kestrel on the railway platform. Sho
read a denunciation of herself as a woman of treachery and intrigue���one who
for treasonable stratagems would abuse
I hospitality and make a mockofanhon-
j ourable.tnistinginan. She read Kestrel's
! warning to Cecil Chester, that she would
win his love only to disgrace and dostrov
I In truth she had been unconscious that
her conduct or designs had borne so evil
a complexion in dealing with Chester, or
with any other man who had frequented
her drawing-room. Her sentiment was
one of high indignation against the
traitor whom she had befriended. How
did he dare write thus of her ? What
lies, what foul, cruel lies were these I
"Is this justice?" she asked of Donovan.
"It is treachery," replied he; adding
significantly: "justice has been done."
"You have denounced him to the society?"
"I have anticipated the sentence."
"You have killed him?"
"Hush!   Yes, I have killed him."
Muriel stared at the assassin in horror.
"The sociucy will not uphold you. You
had no right to kill Ralph Kestrel without an order from the council."
"There is exception for emergency
cases. This man was dangerous. It waa
my duty to stay him from doing mischief."
"But not to kill him."
"Yes, to kill him."
"I tell you, no! I am a member of
the society; I am on the council. I know
our law restraining private vengeance.
You must have the consent and authority of. at the least, one member of the
council to entitle you tostrike down eveu
such a wretch as this."
"Sure, I had that same consent anil
"Ha! From whom?"
"From your own Belf, for sure?"
'From me?   From mo?"
' 'Sure, you to wid me, when you let me
out in saycret. to follow him and take
care that he did no harm. I was to act
for yez as seemed beet to Dennis Donovan, for sure."
"I did not mean���"
"Ye gave me the nadoful authority of
a member of the council. I have done
what samed best, and it's safe and dead
he is this minute."
"Why are you here?"
"For protection of the council. The
police are after mo, and it's yourself that
must stand between Dennis Donovan
and hanging this day."
"You were seen to strike him down?"
"Seen face to face in the broad light
of the moon, and by one who knows me
well and has the best of reasons to betray me."
"You cannot moan���"
"That he was with Laura Kingdon,
your friend���his swateheart'l Yes, by
the powers! but that's just the truth of
"He was with Laura?"
"Ho was so���on tho platform of the
railway station. She saw me stab him,
and ran skreeling away. I took to tho
tunnel, and managed to dodge pursuit;
but, for sure, she'll put the police on the
track of him that killed her lover."
' 'You would have me silence her? I do
not know where she is. lt will be too
"Not too late to contradict her evidence. No one saw me leave this house.
No one saw me return to it. Sure, it's
an alibi I want of you, Muriel O'Connor."
She regarded him coldly, stonily.
"Do you know what yon ask?"
Dennis Donovan gave a sinister leer,
half-triumphant, half-Bupplieuting.
"It's your illigant white hand in marriage 111 be after asking, my swate
Muriel, if you'll have me,"saidhe, "and
then not a man or woman can reproach
you for not knowing where your husband was during the whole of one particular unlucky night."
Muriel turned from him pale with
"I shall not take an assassin freshly
blood-stained for a husband," she said
coldly. "Nor will I lend the shelter of
my roof to a fugitive from tho hangman. What you pro;>o9e is an insult,
and you have only yourself to blame if
the degradation you intended for me recoil.- upon yourself."
She rang tiie bell, apparently for the
purpose of destroying the ir.hi which the
conspirator desired to set up; but when
a servant responded, the voice of Donovan only came from the inner room,
giving Borne trifling order in Muriel's
The girl started back from the door of
her mistress's bedroom as if the roar of a
beast of prey had sounded thence. Too
much amazed to make any reply, she
rushed down to the kitchen, and, exclaiming to the astonished cook, "0 Mary,
Mary I It's all trus what you said���it's
all true!" covered her face with her
apron and burst into toars.
Later in the day Mrs. Donovan, the
ostensible mistress of "the house at the
corner," departed on a visit of indefinite
duration to some friends in Dublin.
a lover's lifk.
Days passed on, and in Muriel's house
Dennis Donovan was lord and master.
He came and went as he pleased, seldom,
however, leaving the premises until
nightfall; he directed the servants and
assumed sole authority, and Muriel resisted his domination in nothing but the
privileges of an intimacy which lie strove
in vain to carry to ita' consummation.
Rejecting with loathing his repeated
offers of marriage, she shut him off
rigidly from the realization of that condition of things the existence of which
he pretended and she dared not openly
Hikd, the tailor.
What Could He, Indeed?
A group of women in China got hold
of a fashion magazine from the United
States, After examining it carefully for
some moments one of the number said to
a missionary who had been talking lo
them against "foot binding:" "China
women pinch foot. You say China woman velly bad. Melican woman not pinch
foot. Melican woman pinch here," laying
her baud on her waist. "Lifo here, lilj
not in foot. Melican woman velly much
more bad than China woman." What
could tho missionary say?���Louisville
Five Yours' Bank of England "nlcl Note).
The stock of paid notes for n 'fl years
in the Bank of England is about f ,74;">,-
000 iii number, and they fill 18,400 boxes.
which if placed side by sido would reach
H miles. If the notes wero placed in a
pile they would reach to a height of BJ
miles, or if joined end to end would form
a ribbon 1S,40R miles long. Their superficial urea is rather less than that of liyi.o
park. Their original value was over
��l,',-J,020,00O and their weight over UOj
tons.���London Tit-Bits.
Followed Plenty of Advlee.
A Connecticut farmer who wished to
paint his barn asked all his neighbors
what would bo the best color. Ho accepted the advico of overy one of them,
and thero never was a barn that showed
as many colors as this ono when tho
work was dono.���New York Times,
A Siamese Ceremony.
The removal of the topknot of a Siamese prince, which indicates that ho has
reached manhood, is accompanied by imposing ceremonies which last several
days. The governors of all the provinces are expected to be prmutwith
gifts.���Philadelphia, Press.,, _
Ih��y Out a Hole In tbe loo, Build o Hut
Over the Hale ana Let Down a Decay
Through the I������� Tooling Innocent Creatures of the DMp Lakes.
"You have heard of shooting game by
means of decoy birds often enough no
doubt," said an old sportman the other
day, "but I doubt if -you ever heard of
fishing by means of a decoy fish, where
the decoy was not used for bait. I nevor
saw it done myBelf till I visited Georgian bay, a part of Lake Huron, in Canada, one winter. There I found that the
half breed Indians erected huts on the
frozen bay aud fished through holes cut
in the ice by means of a queer decoy.
"In order to facilitate matters, some of
them had little stoves in their huts to
keep them warm while they fished. The
huts had only one opening, a door, r.nd
when the fisherman had entered and
closed the door no light entered the hut
except what came up through the floor,
reflected through the ice outside and tho
water underneath it. This mado it possible for the fisherman to see deep down
into the water and difficult for fish to
see him in liis dark hut. The fisherman
has a chair or bench to sit upon, food
and drink to keep life in him during his
long watch and a littlo stove to prevent
chill.   Now comes tho decoy business.
"The half breed takes out of liis kit a
queer looking stick, painted and shaped
roughly to look like a fish, he avers,
though it would hardly be breaking the
second commandment to worship it, for
it is the likeness of nothing in the heavens above, or on the earth beneath, on in
the water under the earth; but if the fish
think it is tho main object is accomplished. This wooden counterfeit of a
fish is loaded with lead, so that it sinks
and lies in the water the right way when
suspended from the middle of the back
by a string attached to a short f. hing
polo. The Indian lets this decoy down
into the water and by means of the string
gives it a series of short, sharp jerks,
which make it a dart hither and thither
in a remarkably lifelike manner, although, of course, its range is exceedingly limited, about a yard In any direction.
"The thing is provided with tin fins
and toil and is weighted with lead most
heavily at the head. The string is attached nearer the head than the tail,
upon the back, and the skill with which
these fishermen make the queer thing
shoot about in a triangle under their
feet, through a bole in the ice, is truly
remarkable. I did not succeed in acquiring the art myself. I should say
from trying lt that it is rather more difficult to learn than fly casting.
"Presently a few fish, noticing this
decoy darting about as if in active pur
suit of his food, swim that way to see if
there is not something there for them
also. They may be fresh wator herring,
salmon, trout, whitefish or less valuable
game; but none of them, big or little, is
refused by the half breed. Fine fiBh he
sells; the coarse ones he or his dogs or his
children or his squaw eat readily.
"Pulling up his decoy, the fisherman
lets down a baited hook and tries his
lnck on the newcomers, seldom in vain.
These men fish with ;.". sorts of queer
bait. I saw one man make a splendid
haul one day, using for bait only a big
white bone button without any hook.
The fish swallowed it greedily, and he
would jerk them out of the water before
they could get it out of their throats. By
and by a pike or dogfish, seeing the
shoal of fish around the pole, darts after
them. They scatter in a hurry, and the
fisherman lets down his decoy again to
attract the pike.
"Now all the skill at his command
must be employed to make the decoy
work well, for if it lags in the water
long enough for the pike to suspect its
genuineness he will turn away in disgust. If the decoy deceives the wily
piko he dashes at it, and the fisherman
jerks it away before the pike can grab it
in his strong jaws. The pike turns to
pursue, and as he halts to turn tho fisherman drives at him with a long forked
Spear. If his aim is accurate, the pike is
transfixed and is brought bleeding to the
surface in a jiffy.
"These men are skilled hunters auJ
know many curious habits of the creatures they pursue. They say that musk-
rats, for instance, are able to swim long
distances under the ice in this manner:
Taking a long breath, tho muskrat dives
from his pursuer and swims as far as he
can. When he can go no longer without
a fresh breath, he comes up under the
ice, and pressing his nose against it
breathes ont all the air in his lungs.
This forms a big bubble under tho ie\*,
and the Indians say that the ice has the
power of making that bubble of air f res <i
again, oxygenizes it in fact, and that the
littlo fellow then breathes it in again and
dives onto moro. This he can do half a
dozen times, tho Indians Bay, before the
air he took with him becomes so Houl
that the ice cannot freshen it again.
"Whether this property of the ice is
true or not I cannot say. but tho Indians
firmly believe it, and 1 know that musk-
rats can travel a long way under the ice, i
and I hove noon them como up under the
ice, press their noses to it awliile and
then dive again. Perhaps some scientist
might explain the case."���New York
The Southerner at Home.
The southerner at home is prone to
neglect his headgear for tho sake of having his feot well shod, and he will go
about in public placos wearing a battered and soiled slouch hat, but scrupulously neat as to his footwear. The peculiarity perhaps arises from family
pride, a besetting southern sin, coupled
with the belief that aristocracy is evinced
in the shape and size of the feet. It is
worthy of note, however, that the southern slonch hat is often a costly article of
the finest and most durable felt. Such a
bat for winter and a costly and inde-
struotible Panama straw for summer are
the proper headgear for a southern country gsntleman.���Chicago Herald. ,
Rare Chance to Purchasers.
We are giving up  business in New
Westminster and  going into our
new store in Vancouver,
and in order to avoide the great expense of moving, will sell
out our present stock at great reduced prices to make roomv.
for new goods, for the next sixty days
General    Hardware,    Nails,    Stoves.,
Spades,    Axes,    Axes    Handled,
Axe    Handles,   Picks,   Mattocks,     Wedges,    Cook
Stoves.   Heating   Stoves,   Agate   Ware,
Tin Ware, House
White Lead,   Etc., Etc.
Cunningham  Hardware Co.*
(Successors to BOUCHERAT & Co.)
Special Attention pen to the Mainland Trade.
Who  carries  the  largest and best selected stock
of woollens in the city ?
His goods are all new and ol the latest design,,
and he
Guarantees a Good Fit and Workmanship, or no sale.
His prices are very reasonable, being from 22.00
up and you can depend on not getting shoddy goods-
as there is none in his shop.
New Westminster, B. C.
D. S. CURTIS &. Co., New Westminster.
Visitors and Citizens to the Exhibition wil I.
son tho greatest attractions In tho
Ever shown in WESTMINSTER at the
Toronto Shoe Store,
We have studied the wants of the'
people for a year, and we believo we
know what thoy want, and have the-
goods Solid, substantial lines from the-
best manufacturers in tho business.
Prices to suit the times, and that means-
at figures unknown In British Columbia
before our advent.    We havo taken thei
load in that respect, and wo are going to
keep it.
During th. Put Tn Y.ar. Manr New
Dma* Have Bmb Brought Into Serrlce
For DIumm aud Complaint. Which,
Taowgh Common, War. Hard to Treat.
' Only a few years ago coal tar was
looked upon as a "waste product." At
the present day, however, it is no longer
treated as such, for through the almost
ceaseless activity of the German chemists enough new remedies have already
been obtained from coal tar to fill a good
sized pharmacopoeia.
About the first one of these products
to attract any considerable attention was
antipyrine, which made its appearance
some 10 years ago and became popularly known during the epidemic of la
grippe of several years ago. This was
soon followed by antifebrin, which, although it had a new name, was an older
drug than antipyrine, having been
known for several years aa acetanllid, a
name derived from tho substances from
which it was made. It is prepared by
the action of acetic acid on aniline oil.
The aoetanilid is now used by many
doctors in preference to antipyrine. The
priucipal features in its favor are small- j
ness of dose, less danger of a depressing
effect on tho heart and oheapness. Tho
price of acetanilid is hardly one-tenth
that of antipyrine.
Phenacetine is another drug of this
class which has met with much success
and apparently deservedly so. It has
been used with excellent results in the i
treatment of influenza, the hyperesthesia or soreness of la grippe and rheumatism, both muscular and articular.
The drug is often combined with salol
and quinine in tho treatment of the above
mentioned affections, and the results reported are invariably of a very satisfactory nature.
One of the most interesting of the coal
tar derivatives is saccharin, a substance
that is 280 times sweeter than sugar. The
medioinal properties of this drug are antiseptic and sweetening. As a substitute for sugar it U used in the dietary
of gout, diabetes and all diseases in
which saccharine foods are contraindi-
cated. It has also been used to disguise
the taste of medicines for children. To
give one an idee of the sweetening power
of saccharin it is only necessary to say
that one grain of the drug will sweeten
an ordinary cup of coffee. If sugar were
used at least a half ounce or a table-
spoonful, would be necessary.
In the treatment of mental disease sul-
phonal is considered a very valuable
agent. The drug could hardly have
achieved success had it been introduced
under its chemical name, which contains
just two letters more than the entire alphabet. Diethylsulphondimethylmethan
is the "jawbreaker" by which it is known
The value of gulphonal as a hypnotic
seems to be pretty well established. It
has been usea with rnarkea success In
the treatment of sleeplessness caused by
fatigue and worry. It is also said to be
of equal service in cases of acute mania,
imbecility, melancholia, dementia, epilepsy, hallucinations and acute alcoholism. Ono observer stated that in every
case treated "the slumber was accompanied by no disturbances of circulation
or respiration and lasted from two to
fivo hours or longer." From 15 to 80
grains are usually given as a dose. Even
in very large doses the digestive functions are not disordered, and there are no
disagreeable after effects beyond a slight
drowsiness and a feeling of lassitude the
next day.
In combination with hyoscine hydro-
bromate, sulphonal is said to form a very
good treatment for the insomnia and
restlessness of opium habitues. When a
coal tar product is introduced, it can almost be taken for granted that one of the
four medicinal properties ia claimed for
it The four properties are antipyretic,
analgesic, antiseptic and hypnotic.
Trional, which hails from Elberfeld,
Germany, is brought forward as a candidate for therapeutic favor. It possesses
the last named property. Brie of Bonn
has found trional of value in treating insomnia or hysteria and neurasthenia in
cases of great obstinacy and which had
failed to respond to any other treatment.
In maniacal excitement and paralytic
mania, he reports excellent results, in 90
per cent of the cases treated.
Salophen, although not distinctly a
"coal tar derivative," is partly so, as one
of its component parts, carbolic acid, is
derived from coal tar. It is said to be a
valuable remedy in the treatment of articular rheumatism. The dose is from
IS to 20 grains three or four times a day.
Tho very latest in the long line of coal
An Army Fat to Flight by On. Elan and
���With th. Lm of Only On*
It was probably one of the most remarkable battles that was ever fought.
The advance had been well planned by
the attacking force, the idea being to
surprise the enemy at the dead of night.
Every detail had been carefully considered. The advance would be hidden by
a wood, and the first the enemy would
know of it would be when the troops
swept out of the wood and carried the
camp by Btorm. There were apparently
no pickets in the wood, and thero seemed
to be no possibility of a failure.
The colonel in command was gloating
over his expected victory, when one of
his officers called his attention to a
bright light some distance to the left of
the advancing column.
"What is it?" asked tho colonel anxiously.
"I don't know," replied the officer.
"It flashed up there only a minute ago."
"Well, if any one suspected we wore
here he wouldn't go along swingir - a
lantern to make a target of himself,1' asserted tho colonel.
The column had barely begun to move
again when a light appeared on the right
and a little to the rear of the one that
had just disappeared. Another halt was
made, and tho colonel was tempted to
order a volley in tho direction of the
light, but of course that would lietray
the exact whereabouts of tho column
and would be almost suicidal.
"Wo aro being surrounded!" exclaimed
one of the officers excitedly.
Then a light appeared in the Bhrubbory
immediately ahead of ths retreating column. Tho first man yelled "Rifle pit!"
and cleared ths whole thinu at ono
bound, The second man wts not so fortunate. He stumbled and fell, and as
he fell he instinctively mado a reach for
the light. He was the only man killed,
but his death completed the panic Banks
were broken, and the retreat became a
wild race to get out of the wood.
And the lights seemed to dance here
and there, appearing at the most unexpected points and adding to the confusion.
When the excitement was at its height,
a man climbed out of a pit some distance
in the rear of the retreating force. He
stretched himself and peered after the
fleeing soldiers.
"Hanged if I wasn't cramped in that
hole," he said. "I suppose I might as
well turn a cannon or two loose just to
wake the boys up and scare those foot
racers a little more."
He lay down on the ground at the edge
of the pit, reached his hand down to
some keys on a sort of switchboard, and
in an instant cannon boomed out. Then
he raised himself to a sitting posture, lit
a pipe and chuckled to himself.
Two or three men rushed up and
breathlessly inquired what the trouble
"Oh, I had a little brush with the enemy," replied the man with tbe pipe
calmly. "They tried to surprise the
"And you beat them?"
"Why, they're running yet."
Quite a crowd from the camp had
gathered by this time, and one of them
cried, "Three cheers for the electrician!"
but the man with the pipe raised his
hand to stop them.
"The credit is not all mine," he said.
"Remember my able foroe of linemen
who ran wires through thia wood and
made it possible for me to win this victory."
Just then some of the men who had
gone into the wood after the retreating
enemy returned with the news that one
man had been lolled.
"What!" cried the eloctrician, jumping up. He hurried to the place where
the body lay.
"Too bad! Too bad!" he said regretfully, "but then accidents will happen,
even in a battle. He had no Vuavneai to
catch hold of a live wire."
"Oh, well, there's no use feeling bad
about it," put in one of the officers. "A
victory has been won, and only one life
has been lost."
"But why hare one lostt" asked the
electrician. "Of course it was tiresome
work in that pit, and when I got them on
the retreat I was glad of it, but I never
supposed any one was going to grab hold
of the light.   It's too badl"
And the man who had won the victory
could not be consoled,���Chicago Tribune,
The Goliath of Big Iln.in.
In Big Basin, Santa Cruz county, Oa!.,
there are thousands of giant redwoods
that will measure from 10 to 28 feet in
diameter. But tho Titan of them all is a
giant known far and near as "the Goliath
of Big Basin." This monstrous vegetable growth is 28 feet in diameter at the
ground and is perfectly solid, a faot noted
tar products is gallanol.   It ia prepared I EVn^taE^oSKra'tto forest.
V...   li, .i 1,.. ..*.,,,,,,.,   vL.,th   n,nil.... It  iu in.  ! .. f .
by boiling tannin with aniline. It is introduced as a substitute for pyrogallic
acid, having the advantage of being nontoxic and nonirritant. In the treatment
of skin affections it has been used with
Goliath is a fraction over 200 feet in
height, the lower 100 feet of the trunk
being free from branches or unsightly
excrescences. Experienced woodmen de-
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^   clnre that the tree would weigh more
success. I timn 100,000 tons and that it would "cut"
Cazeneuve.theintaodncerofthedrug, i imm feet of clear  board meMnre
reports great success in treating psona-   ,umb(j   ^^ m cord(1 of wood that
sis by painting the spots with gallanol   could ^     tten ^ of tte Umb| ^
suspended in chloroform and covering   WMtoi_at. Loaia Republic.
them with a solution of gotta purcha in	
chloroform, called trauinaticiii. ��� New
York World.
Choloe Wood, on the fam,
There is money in the choice woods of
the farm. A letter from a prominent
Now Jersey tool manufacturer offers $30
per 1,000 for beech seasoned one year and
$00 for apple wood. Birch, maple, cherry, elm and hickory also sell for much
more than they are worth at the woodpile. The wood must be sawed in some
shape and can be sold in a great many
directions, principally for making plane
and other tool handles.���Detroit Household.        	
A Scathing Bonnie
���   Visitor (in editorial sanctum, with elevated nose)���It strikes me the condition
of that towel is not just what it should
Editor (loftily)���Sir, to the pure all
things are pure.���Truth.
Aetoaudtug Mamorias.
Horace Vernet is the best example of
visual memory. He could paint a striking portrait of a man, life size, after having once looked at his model. Mozart
had a great musical memory. Having
heard twice the "Miserere" in the Sis-
tine chapel, he wrote down the full score
of it. There are soloists who during 24
hours can play the composition of other
masters without ever skipping a note.���
M. Buret in Revue des Deux Mondes.
Street. Tana. Fro.ld.nta.
A little Buffalo miss, whon asked by
her schoolteacher to name the presidents of the United States in order, began glibly,"Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Adams,Watson, Emslie"���
Herd she was checked by the teacher,
who remarked that she seemed more familiar with the streets of her native city
than with the presidents of her country.
���New York Times.
Suits for Xmas.
New Westminster, B. C.
Do the Largest   Tailoring Business in the Province,
Employing at present 20 hands.
We make men's suits from $5.00 to $15.00 cheaper than  others,  and  yet  make  more
money than   "the old time big profit"���small business, slow coach Tailors.
We turn out in one week 20 suits say at $5.00 profit on each suit would be $100.00.
Others  turn out in one week 4 suits say at $10.00 profit on each suit would  be $40.00.
You  see  we make in one  week at half the profit $60.00 more than they do, or over
$3,000.00 in one year.     We  buy  five times as  much  goods, consequently get better prices
and larger discounts.
$25 to 35. "
Old price
All    Wool   Business    Suits
Irish Serge, heavy weight "
Fine Scotch Tweed
Fine Worsted
All    Wool     Pants     H|^^____
Black Striped Cashmere Pants $5.75
Superfine Pants $7 to 9.
Fine Worsted Over Coats $18.
English Melton " " $20to25.
English Beaver "        " $20 to 25. ^^^^^^^^^
The fact is we would like to have a look at the man who sells cheaper than we do.
WATE R   PROOF Ulsters and Over Coats to order, from $14.00 up.
MOUNTAINS OF CLOTH to pick from.     Cloth sold by the yard.    Suits cut
and trimmed if you want to make them at home.
��� *
$30 to 35.
$35 to 45.
$10 to 13.
$30 to 35.
$30 to 35.
Men's Suits, heavy and warm, for $6.50, $8.oo, $10.00, etc., three to five dollars cheaper
than any where else. We repress and make them fit you, free ot charge. Also over coats,
from $3.00 to $5.00 cheaper than in other places.
Samples and rules for self measurement sent on application.


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