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Queen's Printer
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Vol. I.
No. 8.
$1   per   Year!
T M. BLAIKIE, dealer ill OhoiOe Wines.
(J. Honors, and Olgars. STEAMBOAT
EXCHANGE, corner ot Front aiidliili Sis..
New Westminster, H. 0,
MERCHANT'S HOTEIi,gornerof MoNeely
and ciiluiiiirni Streets. Best Wines
and Olgars kept constantly on hand. .IAS.
CASH, Proprietor.
ROOM. Meals at all hour
in nnv style. Open (Inv und nlgl)
charges,   W. K. MORTIMER. Sli
111 N I Nli
. dished up
. Modorate
thoroughly renovated i
und the proprietor -oliriis -.
patronogo. MEALS. 25cont
(i. B, SMALL. Proprietor.
Iinise hns been
id ivl'lii'liisht'il.
share of pulili'-
.    Whltooooks.
V-J. Columbia SI reels.
pfbprlotor. PI rat-doss
Pure Wines nnd Liquor
ot Olgars,
Hi-net'  Olemont  	
In ovory particular
i, und uiidlco brandi
!    opposite i" the Perry Landing.
Ing inn choices! of liquor* and clgn
phone ItlB.,  P.
Bo'x  BO,   lluiiAX  BROS.,
CLEVELAND HOTEL, opposite Boll-Irv-
lllg& I'lillerscin'sdiii'li. Firsl-i'lnssi'iiciUs
and attentive waiters. The bar is stookod
with prlmo Willi's, Liquors nnd Olgars.
BRENNAN BROS., Proprietors.
CiENTRAL HOTEL. Columbia Street, Mow
; Westminster. TUeleadlng Hotel. While
cook, clean bods nnd moderate charges. The
best of Wines. Liquors and Olgars, Try ua
und you will always come again, COLLIER,
OCCIDENTAL HOTEL, corner Columbia
and Begble Streets, New Westminster.
B.C. Rates fur Board und Lodging: Per
duy. Si.DU; per week, $5.60, The besi of Wines.
Liquors und Olgars dispensed at the bar.
.1. c. GRAY. Proprietor.
DEPOT HOTEL. Columbia Street, New
Westminster, The best Sl.no a day house
in Canada. The rooms are superior, und tho
Hotel Is well adapted to the needs of families,
to whom special rates are given. Board by
the week at reduced rates. P.0.BILODEATJ;
HOTEL DOUGLAS, corner of Columbia
and MeKenzie Stroets.Now Westminster. Aiiiericnii ami Europoan plan. Shaving
parlor attached, under the management of
li. Walker, Restaurant open duy nnd night.
Sample room for commercials, A,.I. TOLMIE,
Proprietor, Telephone 111.   P.O.Box234,
mill-: HOLBKQOK 1101'SF.. Front Street,
1 Now Westminsters This is ihe popular
Hotel of tho city. Airy nnd well furnished
rooms, Ouslne department carefully supervised,and the dining- tables supplied with
all the luxuries of the season, Banquets
spread tn order. Late suppers provided at
short notice. Choice Wines. Liquors und
Cigars in the sample room. A. VAOHON,
The publishers of tho Pacific Canadian, In order to reach the people of this
Province, havo decided to place the subscription price at the vory low ligure of
si.00 per yoar. This placos the paper
within the |;eaeh of all, even in hard
times, and there is no other way that a
do'hir can bo invested to better advantage. In tho family circlo a healthy
newspaper is almost Invaluable as an
educator. Have tho Canadian come to
your hearth and make the whole house
glad. Try ii for threj months Cor
SS cents.
onltig  ten
ere   from
car loads of
the   Upper
MANN & SMITH. Light mid heavy Staying of all kinds. Household furniture
carefully removed, nnd special attention
given to removing pianos, sufes. etc. Mill
wood teamed to order. Express at all hours.
Telephone ss.
FOR Sule or exchange for property in B. c.
One hundred acres of Inuil in Munitoulin
Island���50 aores cleared, balance good hardwood and cedar. Four miles rruni county
town, 1 mile from school, good house, irood
water, Title food. Adress, Suhsciubbh.
Office Fool Do Canadian.
RE. OOQUITLAM MUNICIPALITY. Notice is hereby given thai on or before
the 31st day of December. 1803, the Municipal
Council of tlie District of Ooquitlam intends
making application to ids Honor the Lieutenant Governor In Council of British Columbia for nu extension of its Municipal
Said extension to include all those lands lying and situated between tlie Municipal
boundary of Ooquitlam nnd the Pitt River,
on the east ; also all those binds lying and
situated between tlie Municipal boundary of
Ooquitlam, the city limits of New Westminster mid tlie Fraser River on tlie south.
October Sird, 1803.
R. D. Iiivink. O. M. C.
Hum, ll
en i He   arrived
(in Mondays thlof got away with three
eases of benzine from tho rear of Mayor
Curtis's drug store.
Tiik MoGillivray pipe words will be
iu operation on the 16th. The lirstorder
lo lie filled is three miles of pipe for tho
Horsefly Mining Co.
A carload of salt salmon, 100 barrels,
was shipped vfaC;P.R. to Glasgow, Scotland, on Monday. This is the lirst shipment of salt salmon to that port from
THERE is reason to believe that a number of vicious characters, lately banished
from the Sound cities, have found their
way to 11. (.'. Our police need to be
Hon. I'll km ik n Davie is seriously 111.
lie has been confined to bod for several
days past. Friends and opponents will
alike wish him a speedy recovery.
A company has been organized heie
to  engage   in    halibut    fishing.     The
steamer Capllano has  boon chartered, I
inula ciew provided.    The vessol was:
expected to start yesterday.
Three citizens of that somewhat notorious burg, Steveston, havo been sum-!
mooed   for  selling    liquor   without  a |
license, and 26 other citizens  havo been l
subpoenaed to give evidence.
Mn. 0. E. Rooi
Guichon, went over to Victoria on Sun
day to meet his father, whom he had not
seen for severnl years. lie returned
Wednesday, accompanied by Mr lloos,
On Friday night of last weok a young,
well dressed man arrived in town and
registered at tho Hotel Guichon as C. F.
Butler. Saturday morning he presented '
a draft in his favor, purporting to be i
drawn lny the Bank of Montreal. Toronto, on their Calgary branch, at the Hank
of Montreal here, and requested the
amount lie collected on his account. The
toller took the draft and referred it to
the accountant, Mr. Fraser. He (Mr.
Fraser) being familiar with the signatures of those authorised to sign drafts
pronounced it a forgery, retained the
draft, and had the gentleman shadowed,
lie then swore out a warrant and had
him arrested. To make doubly sure Mr.
Frasor wired to the Toronto office,and
received a reply that no such draft bad!
I n issued.   As this left no question as [
to the forgery, 1." wus arraigned before
the Police  Magistrate at 3 o'clock  und
remanded until Monday.   Butlerrofusod
to talk on tho matter nnd took his nr-j
ii'-t  very quietly.   When  Boarched he
hud $0 and s  trinkets   iu   liis   possession.    When the ease came  up at tho |
Police Court, Mr. Porln, for tho prisoner
Yesterday was unpleasant, but there
was, nevertheless, a good attendance of
buyers at the market and a fair supply
of produce.
Ueese, live, brought 81 each. Ducks,
live, 50 to tiO cents; dressed 70 to 80
cents. Turkeys sold for SI.75. Chick-
eds were not so plentiful as last week,
and the demand was light. They
brought (53.50 to $4.50 per dozen alive
and 05 to 75 cents each dressed.
Butter realized 50 lo (id cents per roll,
and eggs 40 cents per dozen.
Pork was fairlyj abundant, and is
quoted at .SS. to SS.iiO whole; cuts, 0 to 11
cents per pound.
Beof, toroquarters, 85.50; hind quarters, S7; outs, 7 to 13 cents.
Mutton, whole, 0 to 10 cents per
liny is quoted at S13 per ton.
Very little grain offered, and there appeared to hr no demand. Oats may be
quoted at 83S to $37.50, Wheat, S2S to
1 "Hands up;" ho Immediately put up his thought that, under the   protection of
right hand, and as soon as the highway- artillery and  the Mauser rifies of his
men saw that it contained a shining revolver they took to flight. E. A. Pauline fell In with the robbers on Finlay-
son bridge and engaged in a rough-and-
tumble with one of them, compelling his
assailant to hurry away as soon as lie
could free himself. Not so fortunate
was a poor bluejucket of the flagship,
who was overhauled by three men while
proceeding to Esqulmalt Tuesday night..
The men accosted him with tlie command to throw up his bauds, and when
it was seen that he proposed   to  make a
troops, it would be safe for the workmen
engaged in throwing redoubts about the
forts to continue the work. Tho moment the attack was made, however,and
the Spanish lines of defence showed signs
of wavering, a force of ten time as large
as that under General Margallo's command could not have held the fanatics
in check, for without the slightest fear
of death, and indeed being, as they believed, engaged in a holy war, welcoming it as a sure road to Paradise they
fought like demons Incarnate.    The ex-
l'otatoes wore plentiful and realized
asked for un adjournment of eight days Sll to Sl"> per ton; and 80 to do cents by
which was granted. : the hundred.   Turnips, Sit); mangolds,
,, ,, ,  .,  ,,, ,    87, white carrots, S7; red carrots. Si:;.50
MESSRS. .los. Met am.cm and   B. Wat- U0 ��i8
kins, of Clayton,   returned on Wednesday from  their   prospecting  trip to the |
Pemberton Meadows district.   They re-!
light, the foot-pads attacked him with citement growing out of the affair threat-
clubs, beating him badly about the head. \ ens to have serious political consequences
und overpowering him through Strength ; for tho government. The Conservatives
of numbers. Jack fought bravely, but. are inking advantage of the popular fer-
It was three in one. Then one of tho meut'to attempt to oust the government
robbers held tho sailor's hands while his and assumo power themselves. A dls-
compantons searched his pookets and , patch rrom Molllla Btates that tho Killi-
possessed themselves of his little store of: ana have resumed their attack upon the
wealth���about 88. The victim was thou Spaniards. The lighting wus desperate
allowed to go, bruised nnd blooding, on both sides, but the Spaniards success-
while bis assailants made their way fully maintained their position.
back to the city.    When   the   Jack Tar
supply   and
port a large 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. Tho
trail lately completed is a good one. but
traverses a mountainous district, and
the grades aro very heavy. A wagon
road, Mr. McCallum thinks, would be a
costly undertaking.' There are four settlers in the valley, ono 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 prices than can be obtained at outside markets. Tlie climate
Is not so wet as on tho 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.
Coroner Pittendiugii on Wedesday
last held an inquest on tho body of
Frederick Abbot White at Hall's Prairie.
Deceased, who   was  thirteen  years an
Apples   wore    in    good
brought Si to SI.50 per box
Citrons, 3 cents per pound; beets, % of
a cent; cabbage,
to VA cents.
Cranberries, 35 cents per gallon
reached the Bock Hay hotel he was weak
from loss of blood, and suffering from
injuries which will   require  a  surgeon's
George MeKenzie, a pioneer of the
pioneers, who came across the Rockies
to ISritish Columbia In 1840, and lor
many years  filled the   position of   head
% of a cent; onions Hi | mechanic to the Hudson's Bay Co., died
on Sunday last at his residence, Rose
farm, Parson's Bridge. The deceased.
who built British Columbia's first sawmill, was well known and respected
tlirouguout the Province; having formed
a large circle of acquaintance during his
44 years' residence this side of the mountains. At the time of his death ho was
in his 73rd year.
Council mot. Present���The Reeve,
and Councillors W. 11. Ladner, Paterson,
Trim and McKee.
The minutes of last meeting were
adopted as read.
Tlie clork was instructed to pay tlie
grant ot $300 to the Delta Agricultural
Tbe clerk was   further   Instructed to
give. Mr. Baines credit on account of  bis j
taxes  all  money paid   by him, also   for |
contra account according to Councillor:
Paterson's report of 1st April.
Tbo communication from 1!. T. Williams re, dyking and ditching machine
was received and filed,
The clerk was instructed to pay the
sum of Si for piling up lumber on Gui-
'(j  chon's wharf.
Mainland Truck, and Dray
Draying & Teaming Promptly
Atl ended to.
live months old. lived with his uncle and
aunt, Mr. and Mrs.  Raiuford.   About a
manager of the Hotel j fortnight ago he took ill  while working
i in tho field, complaining of severe pains
j in   the stomach.     Some   medicine  was
procured from a druggist at Blaine, but
' a doctor was not consulted. It was
i thought the bov was Improving until
! Monday last, when he took a chill and
I died four hours later.     A  post  mortem
examination was hold. The jury re-
i turned a verdict, of death from inllama-
' tion of tho bowels, but at tho same time
| censured Mr. and Mrs. Bamford for
j neglect in not procuring medical aid at
I tlie beginning, though it appeared thoy
| did not consider tho   boy's   ailment as
serious as it proved to be.
Col. J. T. Scott, of Port Moody, returned from his southern trip on Tuesday. He spent some time in Washington, D. C, on business connected with
his Mexican war pension, and succeeded
in arranging matters satisfactorily. On
his way home he took In tbo World's
Fair. The Colonel reports having greatly enjoyed his trip and is looking well.
He received a warm welcome back by
innuinborable friends hero and at Port
Tiik Fall Assizes open here on Wednesday next. There is a heavy criminal
dockett, Including three murder cases.
A great deal of local intetest will centre
in the trial of the Indians accused of
murdering young Pltteudrlgh, which was
postponed from last assizes.
Mb, Tikis. Botes, of Delta, was in
town on Thursday. He and his brother,
Mr. Frank Boyes, of Surrey, have leased
a farm near Ladners. Thoy are both
experienced farmers and first-class neighbors, and the CANADIAN wishes them a
full measure of success.
At Monday's meeting the City Council
passed a resolution authorizing the Fi- J
nance committee to draw op a letter of i
condolence and regret with the Chicago ;
City Council on the murder of Mayor
At Monday's mooting of the City Coun-
Councll, Aid.   Herring   tendered his re-1
signation,   which   was   laid over for a I
week.   Mr. Herring is not satisfied with |
tho course pursued by  the  Council   in
regard to a claim  he has against tbo
The Bank of Montreal has declared a
half-yearly dividend at the rate of 5 per
cent, for the current half year upon the
paid up capital stock of that powerful
financial institution, payable at any of
its banking houses on and after the 1st
of December.
The weather the past week has been
wintry and disagreeable. On Thursday
morning the streets were white with a
light fall of snow, whicli, however, was
gone before noon. It is many years since
wintry indications were experienced so
early iu the season on this coast, and tbo
probability is that line weather will now
Wednesday evening, at tbo residence
of Mr. Alex. Matheson, tho popular proprietor of the Liverpool Arms, Cornwall
street, Miss Mary Matheson, sister of the
above named gentleman, was united in
tho holv bonds of matrimony to Mr.
James Faulkner, of Westham Island.
Tho Rev. Thos. Scotillor
minister, officiated.
The following bills were ordered  paid;
Grant & Ivor, for   lumber   supplied   to
dyking scheme, $147.13; also for lumber
supplied to  municipal   account, $77.00;
i Kwong Hong Cliong. S32; E. O'Brien, SI:
\B.  C.   Gazette, 37.50;   J.  Oliver, 850; 11.
Alexander, $34; Wm. Goudv, S7S.40; J.
; McKee, Sr., S10.50: Garden &Co., S7S.40;
I Weekly Columbian, ��37.98.
The   clork was   instructed to   tender
[ M'.'- Guichon the sum of Slio as compen-
| sat'nni   for  improvements, removal and
I re-erection of fences   on   the   gazetted
highway    between   lots   107   and   108;
also to Inform him that a ditch o ft. top,
4 ft. deep and 3 ft. bottom will be dug on
his side of the road when built.
The Reeve's report ro letting contract
for putting 100 tons of rock in the Big
Slough near dam at S2 a cubic yard, and
for putting In blocks for doors of flood
gates and swinging booms on inside and
outside of boxes was receivod and
Coun. McKee's report, re letting contract on Scott's Road to R. Cray, was
received and adopted.
The tenders for building the Guichon
cross road wero referred to Councillors
Trim and W. II. Ladner.
The Delta Highway By-law, 1893,
passed its second reading; also tbo Election By-law, 1894.
Councillor Trim was empowered to lot
a contract by public auction ou West-
ham Island on Monday, Nov. 7th, for
turnplking a road from the school house
bridge to D, Robertson's corner, a distance of 30 chains more or less.
The Council tiien adjourned.
Agents for T. lieinbroiigh ,fc Co.'8 Brick,
Tile ami Pottery Works.
Orders received for Gllloy & Rogers'Coal.
The new and  Most Elegantly
��� i
Steam Radiators in Eveiiy Room,
Together With Bath Accomodations, Excki.ent Faiie,
���Fine Seiivice.���
We Lead, Others Follow.
John A. Muhkay, champion axeman i
of British Columbia, was In the city a
few days ago, and  is reported to have
said that he would not be able to accept'
Brewster's challenge to chop for S200 a j
side at present,     llo is training for a|
regatta to bo held shortly at Vancouver, I
and cannot stop to got into form for a
chopping match.   Murray considers that
the proposed stakes, $200, are altogether
too small, but ho will meet Brewster later
In tbo season and chop him for that
amount or a larger stake and the championship of British Columbia.
An American mercantile company has
Presbyterian . opened a   branch   of their   business at
[ Cloverdale In the municipality of Surrey.
Tho establishment is culled the "Cloverdale Trading Company," and Mr.Woods,
a man of experience. Is the manager.
The customs returns for the port of
Westminster for the month ending 31st
October, as compared with the same
month last year, show a falling off in
duties collected S9.903 and an increase
in exports of 8535,100.
In the next Issue of the Pacific Canadian will be commenced a highly interesting serial story entitled "The House
at the Comer." The tale Is a good one,
and we are sure will be appreciated by
A COUNCIL MEETING of the Municipal | all who rend it.
Association was held Wednesday  after
noon in Mr. A. I'hilip's ollice, Lome
street, at which were present Messrs.
C. B. Sword, M.P.P., T. BJ, Kitchen,
M.P.P.; Reive Kelly, of Coquitlam, and
Reeve Armstrong, of Surrey; (1. Raw-
llson,     Clerk     of     Langley,    and     A.
Philip, secretary to the Assocla-1
Hon. Tho business under discus-
sion was a number of matters which will
be brought bofore the general mooting
of the Association, to be held ou the
second Tuesday In December,
Hutu, tho tailor.
Mil,   .lllllN   EllWAIIH   Fheese,  un   old |
British Columbian, father-in-law of Mr.
.loo Armstrong, died at his residence, ]
\ Alice street, Tuesday morning of heart;
; failure, lie had only returned & few days |
i fruin a visit to the World's Fair.
Lee Wall, who was sentenced to six
months hard labor for theft, will bo examined for leprosy. It is thought that
he Is Buffering from that disease.
Many old-lime friends learned with regret of the death of W. ,1. Maslln, an old
pioneer of British Columbia, who died at
bis home on the. North road, Spring
Ridge, on Monday. He camo to this
Province thirty vears ago, and for a
long time followed his trade as a brewer.
Contractors from all over Canada and
the western I'nited States are Interesting themselves in the matter of the new
Government buildings, as shown by the
Inquiries  for  plans and  specifications
which have been received at the Lund:
and Works Department, As n deposit
of 980 is required to secure the complete
set of drawings and the other particulars necessary for tenderers, the Inquiries come only from persons whoso
Intention It Is to bid for the work.
Steve Miicitiiley, a deek-hinid on the
Barbara Boscowltz, was drowned In
Alert Bay on tho SOth Inst., through
being   dragged   Into   the water   hy the
Death of Sir John Abbott,
Montreal, Oct. 30.���Sir John Abbott,
ex-Pieinler of Canada, died at 9 o'clock
this evening, liis end was peaceful.
Sir John's death followed a surgical
operation for the removal of a cancer of
the bowels, which was performed several days ago Ho never rallied, and
died surrounded by all the members of
his family. Sir John's funeral will Hike
placo on Thursday afternoon, and his remains will be interred in Mount Royal
Sir John Joseph Caldwell Abbott was
the eldest son of tho lato Rev. Joseph
Abbott, lirst Anglican Incumbent of St.
Andrew's, Argenteuil, P. Q., having
been born at St. Andrew's, March 1-',
1821. He was educated at St. Andrew's
and at tho University of McGUl College,
Montreal, lie was called to the bar in
1847, being appointed Q. C. in 1SG2,
graduating as D. C. L. in 1807. He was
for ten years Dean of the Faculty of Law
in MeGill University, and was a governor of the University, lie occupied"
many public positions, being mayor of
the city of Montreal, having received a
majority vote of 2,000. He was elected
for the county of Argenteuil in 1857, to
the Canadian Assembly, and from May.
1802, to March, 1803, was Solicitor-General. He represented Argenteuil in the
Assembly until the union, being elected
to the Commons in 1807, 1872 and 1874.
In October, 1874, he was unseated, the
seat being gained by Mr. Lemuel dishing. He was a candidate in 1878, but
was defeated. The seat was for several
years hold alternately by liini and Dr.
Christie, the election being several times
beforo the court, but in 1882 he was
elected by acclamation. He was called
to the Senate in 1887, and in June. 1891,
became premier, succeeding Sir John
Macdonald, a position which ill health
compelled him to resign, when he was
succeeded by Sir John Thompson. Sir
John was the author of the Insolvent
Act of 1874, and was characterized during his public cursor by tho attention ho
bestowed on commercial legislation. For
a number of years he was chairman of
the Banking and Commerce Committee
of the Hcujoof Commons. Ho stood
very high at the bar, and as a lawyer
was one of the most useful men in Parliament. Sir John Abbott was associated in 1879 with Hector Langevin on
the Lotollbr Mission to England, and in
1888 was named by the Government for
a mission to Australia to promote trade
relations with those colonies. He was
for some years counsel to the Canadian
Pacific Railway.
anchor chain.    A boat was   immediately
Hutu, the tailor. lowered and a search made  for  the  un-
Tin-. Dominion Ministers were met at fortunate man, but ho could not be
the mouth Ot the river Wednesday by a \ 'ound- . ? 1,e bay was dragged for two
delegation of the Board of Trade, and days with equal success. He was about
necessary Improvements to tho channel | 30 y������,��! aKP;.an(! Aiad..,,,ofi" .employed
were pointed out.   They promised to lay
the matter bofore the Government.
Mn.  David  Gray,  ono  of  the
| timers of  Westminster, has opened
The meeting held In the Union Hall on
Saturday evening to consult with Mr.
A. B. Cray, Deputy Commissioner of
Labor Statistics, In reference to tho
Labor Act passed last session of the.
Legislature, was not very well attended,
and no great Interest was manifested in
tho proceedings. Mr. W. B. Townsend
was called to the chair, and Introduced
Mr. Gray, who explained at some length | inK Telegram, will probably be issued
the purpose of the Act and the good It i a day or two.
was hoped it would accomplish, Mr. | Capii. Pittenduichi decided that no
J. C. Brown, M.P.P., spoke briefly, and inquest was necessary on tho body of
was of opinion that If properly carried William Steele, found dead in his cabin
out tho Act would prove beneficial. at Vancouvor on Wednesday.
on the Boscowltz about 18 months
"Hold ups" and highwaymen have
monopolized street gossip for several
days past, and the average man who Is
out after nightfall now approaches oven
to-day a now butcher shop on Columbia j trees and telephone poles with cautious
street, opposite Reld & Currle's foundry, i respect. There is really vory little to
Road his adv. in another part of this | fear apparently, for the highwaymen
DTnE  lirst  number of Mr, W. J. Gallagher's now paper, the Nanainio morn-
; who have made their appearance during
j the past fortnight seem to bo timid  fel-
! lo>vs, and most of the  recent reports of
j encounters with thorn show that their
; discomfiture Is complete whenever a bold
front Is shown by their would-be victim.
Ono gentleman  reported to the police on
I Monday that  he was  stopped   by the
] same pair previously described and revolvers presented, with  tho  command,
Flghtinl} In Morocco.
Madrid, Oct. 30.���Among the members
of the stair of Generai Margallo, commander of the Spanish troops at Molllla,
who was killed yesterday during the
lighting with the Rlfliiins, was Prince
Ferdinand of Bourbon, nephew of the
ex-King of Naples. He has not boon
seen since the light was at its height, and
it is not known whether be was killed or
fell a prisoner Into the bands of the
enemy. The public excitement over the
repulse of the  Spanish lorces Is hourly
Increasing, and the popular clamor for
the dispatch of a stronger expedition
against the Riflluns, will undoubtedly
force   the government  to   take   strong
measures. The government cannot plead
Ignorance of the situation In Morocco.
News ot an alarming character reached
Madrid from the governor of Molllla
somo time ago. The governor stated In
his.despatch that as a result of a protracted conference of leaders of the
tribes known colloquially as the Rlfllans,
no loss than thirty-one tribes had entered Into an alliance to wage war against
the Spaniards.
The foolhardy bravery and fauactlsm
of the Rillllans is well known to everybody who has ever hud dealings with
them, and tho government Is now censured for not sending as soon as the trouble,
broke out, a sufficient force to drive them
back to their mountain fastnesses and
to keop thorn there. To say, as has been
said, that tho Spanish troops wore astonished at tlie entire lack of fear manifested by the Rlfllans In their attack on
the soldiers, shows a lock of knowledge
of tbo character of the tribesmen. Gon-
oral Margallo, who did not underestimate the foo he was dealing with, probably
A gang of ('. I'. K. bl'ldgomot! under
Mr. Graham left Revelstoke on Wednesday to build  additional  snowsheds at
Mrs. lingers, wife of Mr. Alfred W.
Rogers, of Little Shawnlgau Lake, Cobble Hill, one   of   the   ulil   settlors iu Co-
] wiclian. died of paralysis on Friday last,
and was buried  at St. Peter's, Quami-
i Chan, Sunday.
Capt. Sanderson, who owns a quantity
! uf land at the hot springs on Upper Arrow lake, has sent down 80,000 feot of
lumber for a large hotel, Mr. Sanderson is busy with his steamer. Marion,
lowing logs, etc., on the Arrow lake, and
will commence work ou the hotel directly navigation closes.
On Oct. 14th, Bob Elliott, a minor employed in the Brown Bear mine, Camp
Fairview, was stabbed three times In
the chest by Sam Hayes, foreman of the
mine. One of the wounds was near the
stomach. The dispute occurred near
Moffat's hotel and arose, over miners'
licenses. None of the wounds have
proved fatal as was at first feared.
Kaslo people are talking about the
probability of the Great Northern purchasing Hie K'aslo-Mocan railway. Since
.Messrs. Hendry. Miinu. Foley and Guthrie left last Saturday en rente for St.
Paul It has been generally believed that
these gentlemen would bold a conference on Thursday with the head men of
the Grout Northern, and that word
would bo telegraphed to Kiujo as soon as
any decided action was taken.
It is announced unofficially that the
Great Northern intends running a telegraph line from Liverpool to Vancouver,
and that work is to bo started almost at
onco aud rushed through to completion,
lt is said that the route has been chosen
and gone over by an expert connected
with the company. Enquiry at tho local
ollice of the company elicited the reply
that no doubt that was the Intention,
but that no official statement of dates or
routes could yet be made.
There Is something very peculiar in
connection with tlio recent stage robbery in the Fort Steele country. Joe
Rogers, the driver of tho wagon conveying the party which was lieid up while
encamped at night, fell from his vehicle
next day and was killed. Bob Thorn-
bury, a native of Ontario, was on horse-
oiick at Windermere on his way to dig a
grave for Rogers, when be suddenly expired In the saddle. The Provincial
Government has two posses organized in
search of the highwaymen. One Is in
charge of Jas. Hanny and the other of
Recorder C. M. Edwards.
Tho guests of the Selkirk house, Donald,
wero aroused Tuesday at 5 a. ui., by
the cry of Arc. It was In tho cellar
under the kitchen and it was beyond
control when first seen. In an hour
after the alarm was given tno building
was one mass of flames. The structures
just east of the Selkirk house, occupied
by R. W. Pattmore, general store and
postolfioo, were then attacked by the
flames and were soon all ablaze. Both
buildings were reduced to ashes inside
of two hours. The gests of the hotel
saved their personal effects, The greater
part of tho hotel furniture was destroyed. Mr. Pattmore saved tho post-
oflico effects and most of his stock. Both
losses are covered by Insurance. Tho
wind was blowing from the west, which
was very fortunate, as hud It been from
Hie opposite direction the whole business
portion of the town would have beon
Toronto, Oct. 28.���Tho Lion's Head
sawmill, together with the stock and
stables, of Davidson A Davidson, of Cape
Chin, were burned this morning. Loss,
$4,000; uninsured.
Toronto, Oct. Bl.���Mrs. Hartford, who
was burned by a live electric wire while
witnessing a fire recently, has Issued a
writ against the Toronto Telephone and
Electric Light Companies and Harry
Hall, an employe of the latter, claiming
$35,000 damages.
Kingston, Oct. 30.���M. G. Burns, of
Almonte, aged 25, came to tho Queen's
University as a freshman, and two weeks
ago entered the hospital suffering from
pneumonia, llo was almost well when
heart trouble sot In and ho died suddenly.
Montreal, Oct. 28,���A special cable
from London says: "The Canadian Pacific Railway Company's now proforence
Issue list was closed yesterday afternoon.
The amount covered was the largest re-<
spouse In the company's record for small
Toronto, Oct. 28.���Tbo Appoal Com*"
mlttoe of the Methodist church, now In
session horo. havo come to a docision
that the ruling of tho president of tho
Nova Scotia conference, admitting a woman as a member, was wrong. Thoy,
therefore, hold that the woman cannot
bo a mombor of tho conference of the
Methodist church of Canada. tfEW   WESTMINteTEE,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   NOV. 4,   1898.
BV anna lauba fish.
"Now by the piper that played before
Moses, me boy, are you mad entirely?"
The speaker stood his back against
the mantel-piece of Cyril Marmsbury's
sitting-room in the Inner Temple, gazed
down at Cyril Marmsbury himself, an
���exceedingly well-looking young fellow of
oight-and-twenty, seated, bending forward on his chair, an irritable expression of annoyance on his features, as he
.prodded with a small black poker at the
"Never was more sane In my life, McCarthy. It is a coarse affair of barter.
I should object to it on principle."
"On principle, is it? You're the first
.man I ever came across who refused to
marry a fortune and an heiress "on principle.' Couldn't you, now, baud tho lady
over? Is there no wedding her by
proxy? If so, say tbe wurrd, for my
principles are not standing in the way."
"I fear that wouldn'tsuit, McCarthy."
"And you mean that you are going to
bo such an auiudhauii as to refuse the
"1 havo as good, or, if you like, as
bad as dono so already," said Cyril
.Marmsbury, still prodding the coals.
"Principle!" ejaculated Terence McCarthy, scornfully. "Tell that to tbo
fairies. There's another woman in the
case, and, for the romance of tbe thing,
I'd wager she's poor.
"Hasn't a farthing," blurted out the
His friend then broke Into a roar of
laughter, then said:'
"1 guessed as much. Tell us about it.
The colleen must be mighty purty for
you to renounce the heiress."
"She is divine," cried Cyril, enthusiastically, "and as good as she is beautiful."
Half an hour later, his friond having
departed, Cyril Marmsbury, little more
as yet than an almost brielless barrister,
sat in rather gloomy reflection over the
lire. The reason of his depression was
His family had, a fow months ago,
consisted of two maiden aunts on tho
maternal side, and a cousin, Irene Chalmers, six or seven years Ills junior. Ho
remembered her perfectly as a child of
eight, and detested hor. A spoiled darling; an angel to her parents, and an
unmitigated nuisance to everybody else.
Even now, when bo thought of her ho
. shuddered.
Then Irene's parents had died, and
Aunt Chalmers, who lived always abroad,
having a mortal fear of death and the
fogs of an English climate, took her
little niece away, as good as adopting
lier. Nevertheless, being exceedingly
well off and the mistress of a small estate, Silverdale, in Hampshire, she had
led Cyril to understand that she had not
���wholly dono so at his detriment.
"Don't fear, my dear boy," she wrote.
"When 1 die there'll be enough for both."
Well, Aunt Chalmers had died and
been buried abroad, Cyril having at the
time been down with a severe attack of
Influenza, which prevented his attending her funeral.
On his recovery it was with uatural
and excusable anxiety lie waited to learn
what his aunt had done for bim, his private income being microscopically small,
and that from bis profession yet less���
enough for a bachelor in chambers to
rub ou with, but Cyril was, it happened,
exceedingly anxious to turn Benedict.
His first disappointment was receiving
the information from his cousin, stopping with friends at Florence, that by
directions to her solicitors, Aunt Chalmers had decreed her will was not to bo
opened and read for two months after
lier death, when Irene was to take poses-
sion of Silverdale���not before. Thoso
two months had just expired; the will
.had been read by the solicitor In presence of tho trustees and Irene, all residents of Florence, and Its contents transmitted to Cyril.
Aunt Chalmers had divided her fortune equally between Irene and bim;
only there was this condition, that tbe
cousins were to wed, and so keep tho
���wealth and estate Intact. If Cyril refused, then tho whole was to be Irene's.
There was no proviso if Irene refused
Cyril: "for," said the will, speaking for
Aunt Chalmers, "she has already expressed to me her willingness to do so,
feeling even from her recollection of him
as a youth a more than cousinly affection."
"I'm confoundedly sorry to hear It!"
exclaimed Cyril, Hinging tho solicitor's
letter down in dudgeon. "I certainly
cannot reciprocate the feeling. She was
just tho most detestable child I ever
saw. I would not wed her for a million. I'm not such an idiot as to barter my
happiness for gold. Jeremy Tavlor, the
poet preacher, was right. 'ile who
loves not his wife and children, feeds a
lioness at homo and breeds a nest of sorrows.' Aunt Chalmers has treated mo
most unjustly. Still, she had every
right with my Independence, and I am
not going to sell It."
Very brave and manly. Nevertheless
the disappointment was keen. He had
been justified in looking forward to an
income which would much sweeten his
way through life, and now he was no
bettor off than over.
"It's a confounded shame!" he ejaculated, again seizing the poker and prodding tho coals���singular the relief ono
finds In that. "Never mind, there's
still Aunt Forster. She hasn't an adopted
daughter, and I know I'm a favorite."
Just then there wm the sharp knock
of the postman Cyril was alone, so
brought the letter himself, with alacrity,
for lately letters arrived written In one
handwriting, which certainly wore not
business ones.
"Only one," he muttered, returning to
his chair. "From AuntForsti r. [wonder wbut she has got lo say."
To ascertain lie opened It. Its contents surprised blm.
"Mv DeauCviiii." (It begun)���"Am I
out of my senses or are vou? I hope It's
the former. In your letter last received
you more than hint you inten I to refuse
Irene, and so surrender all the fortune.
You must be out of your wits. A charming girl, young, and who moro than
cares for m>u, and you say 'no.' Come
and seo me at once. We must talk it
^ovcr. I warn you I'm for the match.
Vou will prove yourself an Idiot to refuse it. and mark mo, one doesn't care
JtO leave one's money to idiots. I'd
'rather hand it over to Janet Biggleswade, my companion."
"Hump, that's a threat," exclaimed
tho young barrister. "Pleasant, certainly. Women's rights, Indeed. What
a, tyrannical affair it would be. Well,
I'll go to-morrow and 'talk It over.' I've
,uo objection to that."
A smile lightened his facial gloom, and
for another hour he mused over his solitary fire. Finally he arose to retire to
"A man's a mean cuss who would sell
himself for gold," he murmured. "Now
I think of it, Aunt Chalmers knew my
opinion on that point when Ted lirid-
combo married a widow nearly three
times his age for her fortune. I bogin
to see light. She wanted Irene to have
the entire pile, so made this proviso to
throw tho blame on my shoulders.
Never mind. We shall see. Lovo
counts more than coin."
Aunt Forster lived on Sydenham Hill.
A lovely house, with a view which
tourists would rave about If it only were
abroad, or they had to travel a hundred
miles or so to reach it.
Sho was of middle height, slender and
erect of carriage, with pleasant but decided features, and about seventy years
of age,
Sho was seated at work the following
afternoon with Miss Biggleswade reading to her, when  Cyril was announced.
"Well, hero you are," she exclaimed,
in her clear, decisive tones, "and, so far
as I can see at present, appear to havo
"Indeed, 1 can assure you, my dearest
aunt, I am perfectly sane," ho laughed,
his eyes following the companion, who,
after exchanging a smiling greeting,
quitted the room.
"1 rejoice to bear it. Then you have
thought belter of It since that foolish
letter, and accept my poor sister's conditions'.1"
"I have come lo say, aunt, that I decidedly reject them. I object to the idea
on principle," answered Cyril, bravely.
"I   hold  love���the   marriage   tie���too
sacred to he entered upon In such a
fashion.    .My dear aunt, I   wonder, with
your clear, oven-balanced mind, you can
lend your face to It."
"None of your flattery, Cyril. It's of
no use. Besides, my approval makes no
difference in the caso. There it is in my
sister's will, and nothing can alter It.
Wed Irene and no longer need you toll
and spin. Refuse hor, and metaphorically, you aro a beggar."
"But retain my self-respect."
"Pshaw! Listen to me, Cyril; bad I
known my sister was going to mako such
a will, or had had time to reason with
hor, I Should have reasoned against it.
Not, I suspect, to much effect, for Sally
always liked these surprises, coups de
theatre, and to go her own way. Still I
fancy she was induced to do what she
did, from discovering that Irene liked
"I am very much obliged to her, but I
can only remember Irene as the most do-
testable of children."
"Hut she isn't a child now!" cried Aunt
Forster. "She a handsome voung woman.    An heiress and���"
"A simple inuiden in her flower,
is worth a hundred coats of arms."
quoted Cyril, interrupting.
"That's your idea?"
"It is, my dear aunt."
"Then you are an idiot! I've no patience to talk to you," seizing her work.
"I fully believe that the wedding Irene
being a condition, Is the vory reason you
refuse her."
"Aunt," now very gravely, "you are
perfectly right. You have known me
from infancy. You have watched my
growing up and you understand mo. I
call such a position humiliating to Irene
and myself. It would have boon all very
well if we had cured for each other���
that would have been very different, but
that I���that she���should bo asked to
sacrifice our purest leelings. our sweetest hopes of wedded happiness, just to
keep a fortune together, is���is a disgrace
to her who made the condition, and it
would be a still greater ono to those who
fulfilled It."
"Cyril, I repeat, I think you are an
"Then my presence cannot bo agrae-
able.   Shall 1 go?"
"Yes, into the garden awhile. I must
think It all oyer. Come In to four o'clock
toa, and I shall expect you to stay to
dinner as usual."
Under other circumstances Cyril would
have expressed bis intention of returning to town, but he had reasons of his
own for staying.
Finding bis hat In the hall, he passed
into the grounds and speedily found hlm-
solf in the presence of his aunt's companion.
Tall, graceful A figure, In age sho was
about two-and-twenty, and possessed
what Cyril considered one of tbo most
beautiful faces In the world. Neither
blonde nor brunette, but blending as It
were the two, her complexion was pure
and clear, hor features long, delicate as
a Greek goddess'. The small chin indicating firmness, the arched brow, over
which the bronze curls clustered, Intelligence, while tbe deep gray eyes were of
that description which, when once they
enter a man's heart, aro treasured thore
"Janet, my darling!" cried Cyril, hastening forward. "1 guessed I should
find you here."
"lam here, Cyril; but I fear I ought
not to be," sbo answered, putting her
hands on his arms to prevent their clasping her. "I am tho cause of all this disagreement with your aunt."
"You are no such thing, dearest," ho
rejoined. "Don't fret yourself with that
"Ah, but, Cyril," she persisted, "If all
this had happened two months or so
buck, beforo Mrs. Forster engaged mo
for her companion, bofore we mot, would
you havo wedded your cousin then?
Would you not have this fortune vours?
Answer me, Cyril, truly."
For a moment he did not reply, but
bent his gaze reflectively on the ground.
At last, very seriously bo spoke;
"You  ask  for  the   truth, Janet, and
j   you.
ope   1   8
not.    1 trust I should have  been   strong
enough, wise enough, to have sufficient
self-respect to refuse. Put It to yourself, dear. What love could a girl have,
what esteem for a man who, sho Is
aware, would never havo dreamed of her
as a wife, if it had not been to secure
himself a fortune? Toll me what iove
oould you have given him?
"I could have given him no love," sho
answered, promptly. "If lie had proved
one callable of Inspiring affection, I believe that would have been a barrier to
totally prevent It between him and me."
"As you say 1 say, Janet. So should
I feel in regard to a wife so acquired,"
lie exclaimed. "Janet, If I hud wedded
her, I bellevo I should havo hated her.
as tho cause of the contempt I should
feel for myself."
"Rut," she pleaded, "if you   hid   met
her a spaco bofore you wedded, might
you not then have loved?"
lonesl.ly I  will   give   it   to   you.    Ne), I
don't think I should;   I   hope   I   should
"No; for the barrier would havo then
been the knowledge that I was there to
love her. No, no, Jan, it will not do.
True love must come unsought. We
may not purchase it.
'���'All other debts may compensation find;
But love Is strict, and must be paid In kind.' "
"Ah! yes, yes," sho continued. "Nay,
Cyril, vou must let mo speak; for bow
can I but see that this might all have
been different but for mo? Men, and
good mon, havo married ere this without
love; and women too. Not thatl would.
For I could not. Yet men are different.
A writer thero was, who said that love
to a man was but an episode���to a woman it was hor life. It is my life. I
would not give my hand, oven for a moment, to him I did not love, or who did
not lovo me. Then, I make no sacrifice.
Hut you���with you it is different. Besides, you have not soon this cousin
since childhood."
"Nor wish to. My dear Jan, sho
plagued me enough for a life-time."
"She would not plaguo you now,"
smiling. "They say she is amiable and
"They say sho is beautiful, but there
must be something more than a thin
thread of pink and white to tie two
hearts together for happiness, Jan."
"1 feel that ns deeply, Cyril, as you���
more deeply, for tbo woman's is tbo
greatest risk. Yet I wish you had scon
your cousin. See her, know her. learn
what you are renouncing. I have an
earnest desire that you should. Will
you, dear?    ll is hut just���but fair."
"Do you Imagine I could change, .Inn?"
"No, or I would not now he hero. I
feel I have your heart���that nothing can
take It from  mi'."
"As you pious"," he laughed. "I understand you are not satisfied. Yon
would test me. So you shall. Only ou
this condition. When 1 return, and bofore all the world say, 'Janet, will you
marry me?'you Will answer  me   'yes.'"
"Agreed," sho smiled, placing her
hand in his. "Only I must have my conditions too. That If you do not wed
Irene Chalmers, you will vow yot to
make mo your wife. Ah, you seo 1 will
not part with you."
"Will 1 vow it?" ho laughed out.
"Will I not! I vow it, and seal it thus."
Ho took her in his arms, sbo no longer
resisting, ana pressed his lips to bors.
Aunt Forster appeared somewhat mollified by Cyril's promised visit to Silver-
dale. Possibly sbo hoped groat results
from it. Tlie dinner passed over more
pleasantly than might havo boon expected, and tho barrister returning to
town, wrote the letter at onco to Irene,
announcing his coming. But the hours
glided on, the appointed day camo and
wont, no Cyril appeared.
"Ho has not come. I have received no
word," wroto Irene; and Aunt Forster
wrote back:
"I havo her.rd nothing of or from him
since he loft here. I trust nothing is
wrong.   I will send him a lotter."
Tho letter went but brought no answer. So one morning, shortly aftor,
Aunt Forster appeared In the Inner
Temple, and mounted the stairs to hor
nephew's chambers.
Then the mystery was explained. She
found in possession a nurse, sent in by
tlie doctor, an array of medicine bottles,
and Cyril down with fover. Ho was delirious, and did not know her. But all
his cry was���and the nurse declared had
been so from the first���for Janot.
Tho doctor, coming in, inquired who
was Janet? Advising, if it were possible, that she should coino. Hor presonco
might soothe him. And all must bo
done that could be, for his case was critical.
So Janet came, taking her placo In tho
sick room, and though he only know hor
when reason glimmered through do-
llrlum, her presence evidently calmed
Then succeeded the crisis, and ho camo
out of tho fever back to reason, but so
weak and prostrate that therein lay tho
danger now. One day In his thin, fecblo
voice, which Janet had to stoop to his
lips almost to hear, be made a request.
Ho folt he was not going to recover, and
lie could die happier if she were bis wife.
Thon his littlo fortune would be hers
after ho had gone. That would mako
him contented.
Tho girl started and reddened, then
promised she knew not what. Sho
would speak to Mrs. Forster.
"It's a strange request," remarked the
doctor on learning it. "But heaven
alone can tell whether it might not save
his life. At least if he bo worrying
about it, that's against his recovery.
No," he added, when Aunt Forster put a
question to 'blm, "certainly not. His
life hangs on a balance as thin as a
knife. Tho least excitement would
produce a relapse, and tbo balance
would turn the wrong way for him."
"Do  you agree?" said Aunt Forster.
"Surely," answered tho young girl,
earnestly. "Anything that ho may bo
So ouo morning those two woro made
mail and wife, and from that moment,
oven as the snillo passed over Cyril's
face, so pule and sunken, strength began
to steal back to him.
A month after thoy stood In tho twilight on the lone sea shore of a pretty
southern fishing hamlet, to which the
Convalescent had been ordered.
"My dearest," remarked Cyril, putting his arm around his young wife and
fondly drawing hor closer to his side,
"sickness brought me my desire sooner
than did health. After all. I have not
seen Irene. I have not been tempted,
as you hinted, to wed her, Irene, who by
the way has shown small Interest lu my
Then his wife drew closer, grasping
his coat lapel as If to detain him, us she
"Dearest, do not bo offended. Promise to pardon, but���I am Cousin  Irono."
"You?" ho crlod.
"Indeed, yes," rapidly. "What Aunt
Chalmers told ine on her death-bod what
she had said lu her will, I, like you.
shrunk from the Idea. I, like you, felt
I could not be bought, or to sell myself
for lovo would have been Impossible.
My ease was worse than yours, for you
could reject me, but to inn was given no
option.   Do you understand, Cyril?"
"Yes," he answered, "I  understand."
"Well, I then resolved to seo if I
could win your love, and you mine, as
strangers, so. Aunt Forster approving, I
camo to her as hor companion for whl.h
she was seeking: and���that dear, Is how
It came about.    You forgive?"
"Forgive," ho laughed, gayly." Rather
should 1 heap blessings on this little
head, Cousin Irene���my darling wife."
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Dogs as Draught Animals.
The American consul at Liege, In tho
course of a recent interesting report, observes that tho iirst distinctive institution that attracts the attention of a
stranger in Belgium is the working dog.
Liege is a city of groat wealth and industrial activity, employing as many
horses as any other town of its size in
Europe, and yet for overy horso at least
two dogs are to be seen in harness in its
streets. They are to be met at all hours
of the day, but in the early morning the
boulevards are literally alive with them.
Dealers, mostly women, with gaily-
painted carts drawn by well-fed dops,
are then seen striving to be iirst iii the
marke', place. The butcher, tho baker,
the grocer, the porter, carriers of all
kinds, indeed, engage the dog's services.
His step is so much quicker than that of
the horse that he will in an hour cover
twice the distance, and carry with him
a greater burden in proportion to his I
size. Six hundred pounds Is the usual
weight for an ordinary dog, though a
mastiff is often taxed with as much 1
again. Thoy are driven single, double,
and souictiinos three or four abreast. !
When the vehicle is loaded tho driver
walks, directing its course, and in emergencies laying bis shoulder to the wheel;
but when tbe loud has been discharged, |
he often mounts the box and rushes i
through the streets. Rigorous discipline
and the long hubit of wearing muzzles
seems to have subdued the belligerent
instincts of those dogs. A more inter-
es ting Incident of their labor Is the complete extinction of the sheep-killing propensity. Belgians have ussured the consul that this offense against pastoral
morality is no longer known In Belgium.
The   expense of  feeding   dogs where a
number are kept or when placed, like
horses, at livery is about three-pence
per day, horse-flesh and black broad
forming the staple of their food, though
the maintenance of one or two In a |
family is practically without cost. Tlie
expense of shoeing���no small Item to!
horses���is also saved. All the experiments of breeding which have from time
to time been tried for the, improvement
of horses are now being mado to produce
a dog of spec til titness for harness. Newfoundlands and rough-coated St. Bernards are excluded on account of their
hair. The mastiff has been found too
long in the back and logs, and it is
thought well to graft the splendid chest
and breathing capacity of tho bulldog
upon this stalwart stock. Markets are
established where they are bought and
sold, aud it is no unusual thing for a
compactly-built and well-broken dog to
sell for ��4 to ��5. The consul is an advocate of the employment of dogs. He
concludes his report thus: ';There is not
an article of merchandise, from a ton of
coals to a loaf of brrad, sold in any of
our cities which might not be more advantageously delivered bv dogs than
horses. The noise male by hucksters,
particularly in thu early morning, in
our residence streets Is a source of great
annoyance to the siek and nervous, and
the substitution of the gentler ways of
women and the silent tread of dogs
would be hailed by them with joy. Nor
would their employment be without a
certain municipal advantage, for the
litter made by horses is the most fruitful source of dirt in our cities, to say
nothing of the groat saving in the wear
and tear of pavements."
I hat is llynoptlsm :'
Hynoptism consists of two tilings:
First, the Induction ot a psychical condition, in which the. subject's mind is
made almost a blank and is completely
under the operator's will; and, second,
the suggestions which the subject receives. These suggestions may be communicated to the subject in different
ways, the best of which are by speech,
as they are more concise and quickly
rendered than suggestions mude by motions and other methods.
The subject's susceptibility to suggestion while iu the hypnotic state is enormously increased, andhis ability to act
upon those suggestions is controlled entirely by the operator.
It is a common but erroneous idea that
there are seven "degrees" or "stages'' of
hypnotism, supposed to range from a
mild, peaceful slumber to a state where
the subject Is completely insensible.
Charcot, the eminent French theorist
and experimenter, claims that there aro
as many us nine distinct degrees, but If
this is true, I have been unable to distinguish the difference between them.
During the past week my subject was a
young lady, 18 years old, and fairly intelligent; in three days I subjected her
to the process of hypnosis seven differ-
out times, and from the most caieful
experiments, In conjunction with Or.
Charles Morell, we found the lirst
degree uf hypnotism consisted simply ol
a mild sliimb ir together with the loss of
sight. The loss of tho sense of taste
soon followed, and quickly after that
tho sense of smell departed; then the
sense of touch, und lust of all the sense
of bearing.
The third stage of hypnotism, according to liinet and Fera, is that of catalepsy, in which tlie subject becomes
perfectly rigid, and remains lu that condition for any length of time 1 have
found that the subject has a tendency
to assume Ihe condition of catalepsy,
and that it can be induced between any
of the singes beforo mentioned. I.e., that
the subject becomes, according to my'
will, lethargic or rigid between tho loss
of uny of the two senses.
I have staled that the optic nerve Is
the lirst to lose Its power under hypnosis, but a curious effect was noticeable bofore Ilie subject lost all control of
sight. When the eyes woro still liulf
Open a bright red huiulkorrhlof wus held
before tbem In tlie Hue of vision, und at
a distance of about fourteen Inches.
When askod its color the subject pronounced It bine, the contrasting color of
red. Again, a blue 'kerchief wus declared to bo orange, and a yellow one
blue, and so on, each color being called
by Its complementary color. During
this trial it was thought thut perhaps
ihe subject was color blind but this was
found lo be Incorrect, us the. subject defined all of the colors accurately while lu
lull possession of the senses.
As the eye became devoid of the power
of sight a twenty-candle power Incandescent electric lamp, with reflector, was
sot beforo tlie subject at a distance of
ten inches. This bright light fulled to
contract or expand the pupils In the
slightest degree.
After this I commanded the subject to
become rigid, when this stato was immediately eifooted. Aftor roleaslng her
from this stage she resumed tho lirst degree. This was proven by a bottle of
the strongest ammonia held directly lo
the nostrils and the subject commanded
to inhale it. This test failed, but a caudle and potato wore consumed without
reluctance, illustrating that the sense of
taste followed the loss of sight.
The third degree was then induced.
The n un ii i ia was again introduced, while
it was suggested that tho "perfume"
was exquisite. As the subject inhaled
the fumes of the ammonia a sinlle of
pleasure played about her lips, the mere
suggestion of perfume producing tlie result as before stated.
After a few more passes the girl lost
the sense of touch and several needles
woro inserted In the cheek and through
the lip. The doctor also extracted a decayed tooth, and the tests were over. I
released the subject from hor insensible
state apparently none the worse for her
severe tests. I shall conduct from time
to time experiments upon each degree of
insensibility, treating each separately
and exhaustively.���Robert Hardin, Jr.,
in St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Sunk with ull on Board.
New York, Oct. 27.���Recent despatches
from 1 layti throw a new light on the
sinking of the gunboat Alexandre Potion, which wus suid to have gone down
in a hurricane near Capo Tibiirnn. about
a month ugo. It appears now that when
the war ship sunk, the sea was perfectly
calm, and that instead of being overcome
by the storm the ship was sent to the
bottom by the paid agents of General
Miniigiil, the louder of the revolutionary
party, which for years has been plotting
for the overthrow of President Hippo-
lyto. The gunboat sailed awav from
Port An Prince in fair weather, bearing
u commission to San Domingo, where u
treaty was to be drawn up and signed
by representatives of the two negro republics. When the ship came to u point
off Cape Triburon, at the southwestern
end of tbe island, natives on shore, who
were proudly watching their newest warship, suddenly saw the Potion plunge
into tho sea and disappear with all on
board. Only one negro sailor is said to
have escaped, and yet the ship foundered less than three, miles from the shore.
As soon as the real cause of the disaster
became known to the President, he banished Gen. Jean Gilles, the Secretary of
the Navy, and Mr. St. Martin Dupuy,
Minister of the Police. Gen. Jan Gilles,
it is said, lias been secretly affiliated with
the revolutionary party for over two
years, and over since tho purchase of the
gunboats, he has been plotting to rid
Gen. Manigal of those dangerous naval
opponents. Bofore the Potion sailed
from Port An Prince, on this last occasion, the Secretary of the Navy, it Is
charged, found a pretext to order all the
Freneh engineers ashore, and during
their absence, he sent an agent on board
who opened certain valves in the hold of
the ship. These valves were partly
stopped up again, but in such a way
that the pressure of the water would
force an entrance within a few hours.
In this way tbe ship suddenly filled vith
water before tbe pumps could bo brought
into use. Gen. Gilles' treason would
have remained a secret if this one sailor
had not escaped to toll the President
what had happened. The Secretary of
the Navv was then banished for being a
traitor and tlie Minister of Police was
dismissed in disgrace for not knowing
that there was a traitor in the President's Cabinet.
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Now York, Oct. 27.���It Is said that the
house which purchased the arms and
ammunition in sueh largo quantities for
use in the Brazilian civil war, has just,
bought, for an enormous price, one of
tho swiftest and strongest of the Morgan
lino steamers. The purchase wus made
tliis present week, and the vessel sold is
tbe El Cid, the queen of the Morgan
fleet, whoso remarkable passage from
New Orleans to New York wus commented upon ut much length. That the
purchasers of the El Cid wanted her badly, and wanted her ut once, is sufficiently
shown by the enormous price which was
paid for her. This, as one of the managers of tho Morgan line said to-day. is
fully two or throe times what the vessel
is worth
To-morrow she will he turned over to
her new purchasers. Tho purchasers
are nominally tlie Broad street (inn of
Charles A. Flint & Co., the same lirm
that only a few days ugo bought, at one,
deal $200,000 worth of arms und ammunition of the Holehkiss Gun Company.
These war munitions, according to the
contract, are to be delivered on board a
vessol in tlie port of Now York within
sixteen days, barring the ne' of God or a
public enemy, There was no mention in
the agreement of the name of the vessel
on board which tho arms and ammunition wero to bo delivered. The purchase
of El Cid from Collis P. Huntington,
representing the Morgan Steamship line,
now supplies that omission.
Montreal, Oct. 28.���A Star special cable
from London suys: There is no doubt
fell here, but that the Issue of the Canadian Pacific's now preference stool; iu
the Dilution market will bo a success.
This issue will amount to ��1,320,000 of
I four por cent, preference stock at 90.
; The. whole issue of tills stock bus already been  underwritten, and to-day It
; is quoted at a premium, though the or-
I diiiury stock is down.    The reception ac-
1 corded this stock goes a considerable way
towards justifying the boast made thut
the Canadian Pacific railway has 25,000
friends In close touch in London. A
Star correspondent saw Mr. W. C, Van
Borne, the proBldontof the big Canadian
railroad, In reference to the new Issue of
preferred stock. Mr. Van Homo, In explanation, sulci that lust year the Canadian Pacific railway bud un undivided
surplus of nearly seven millions of dollars, and for the current, after paying S
nor cent, on the ordinary stock of the
road, seven and three-quarters millions
t will remain us a,surplus.   The  present
] Issue. Mr. Van llorno suys, will recoup
to the company's  treasury the amount
advanced from the surplus for new lines
and the Improvement ol   tho road  and
San Francisco, Oct. 20.���The Pad Do
' mail steamship, City of Nqw York,
which sailed froui this port this afternoon, went on the. rocks at Point Benita
In a douse fog and will probably bo a
total wreck.
Victoria civic taxes arc being paid more
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beforo October 31st than previously.
Brackman & Kor, of Victoria, have
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Elsewhere in this paper will bo found
the text of the joint address presented to
the Dominion Minister of Fnanco by the
Boards of Trade of New Westminster
and Vancouver. Thoro aro in the ad-
dross two clauses that appear at lirst
sight to boar against the prosperity of
tho farming community, whoso Interests
the Canadian is specially concerned in.
They aro those relating to wheat, Hour,
and mutton. It is recommended that
the duty bo taken otf wheat, and reduced
fifty cents por bushel on (lour. Mutton,
it is suggested, should carry the same
duty as live sheep. Thero is, of course,
little likelihood of these proposals being
carried into effect by the Ottawa Government, who are bound to consult the interest of agricultural Canada oast of the
mountains; but it may, nevertheless, be
well to consider the bearina of the proposed tariff amendments on the agricultural Interests of British Columbia. The
gentlemen comprising the Boards of
Trade, no doubt, had in view the welfare
of the Province generally, the rural districts as well as the. cities. They probably
considered that the duty on wheat and
flour could bo of no material benefit to
tbe farmers, who in the main produce
little wheat and buy their Hour, and that
any cheapening of these commodities
would be a good thing for the whole Province. It is true there are inland districts of British Columbia that not outproduce good milling wheat, but also
manufacture very excellent Hour, for
whicli the coast cities provide a market;
but tho total output of these districts.even
if affected by reduced duties, is so small
in relation to the total consumption as to
make no ligure in estimating what is
good for the whole population. Tlie
coast district, whicli at present embraces
the chief agricultural interests of the
Province, is generally agreed not to be
adapted to wheat growing by reason of
climatic conditions, and as a general
thing farmers look to oats, hay, roots,
dairying, etc., to provide necessary income. There are no flouring mills, and
the wheat grown is soft and of inferior
quality. It would be better, perhaps, if
the coast farmers ceased to grow wheat,
and confined themselves to the production of other food supplies adapted to
soil and climate, und for which thore is
a reliable market at satisfactory prices.
as shown by this journal on former occasions. This was, no doubt, the view
of the Boards of Trade. But it will not
do to overlook the fact that there are
quite a number of farmers in the coast
district who from year to year make
wheat an item of their crop, and who
will not take kindly to any attempt to
reduce the price of that commodity.
The question then is, whether it would
be wise in the general interest to overlook those scattered wheat growers?
On tlie simple issue It probably
would be, but behind that there Is the
further consideration of what effect the
proposal of the Hoards of Trade will
hayo on the confidence of the fanning
community hero, and of prospective Immigrants abroad. Only the other duy In
Montreal, Mr. Roberts, one of tho British iigrleiiliiirnl delegates, who lately
visited this Province, made the statement that ho "was quite surprised at
" the prices I hoy realize for their pro-
" ducts In British Columbia. Why thoy
"got bettor prices than in England."
Surely, for a country eager fur settlement, that is n line statement to go
abroad. Can the sumo bo Bald of tho
Board uf Trade proposition in throw off
the tariff protection on British Columbl8
wheat mid reduce the duly on (lour .mil
mutton? Hardly. Those who understand tho position may readily enough
reconcile tho action of tho trado representatives with tho real Interest of the
Prjvlnee, bnt to outsiders the impression will in. quite uaiural. either tbat
there i; no agricultural Interest in British Columbia or that tbo city and rural
populations are nt loggerheads, both of
which are of course untrue. Tho objclt
of the mutton clause was, we take it, to
encourage trade with Australia, but the
effect on our farmers would be injurious
if they were thereby placed in competition with American mutton, as thoy
likely would bo. On the whole, considering the little   likelihood of   tho   pro
posals being acted upon. It would perhaps have boon as well if thoy had not
boon made. As it is. tlie path of agriculture in this Province, or anywhere
else, Is not strewn with roses. The
farming industry is of all others the
most difficult to roach with beneficial
tariff arrangements, and if the settlers
of B. C. gain any advantage by the existing duties it is well. If It were possible, nothing could be of greater benefit
to tlie Province than a system of protection that would foster the agricultural
interests of the west, in the same way as
manufacturing interests were fostered
in the east. Then, Indeed, would the
National Policy reach its full accomplishment, and the farming lands of
British Columbia would no longer be in
need of settlers.
Sir John Abbott, who succeeded Kir
John A. jUacdouald as Premier of Canada, died at his homo in Montreal ou
Monday evening last. He had been in
poor health almost from the time ho accepted the Premiership, iu 1891, a fact
whicli soon necessitated his resignation
of that responsible office with its onerous
duties. His death was the immediate
result of a surgical operation performed
upon him for cancer iu the bowels, from
the effects of which" he never rallied.
Sir-John Abbott could hardly bo culled
a statesmen In the larger sense. As a
politician lie novercut the figure of such
men us Tuppor, Tilley, Halt, MeKenzie,
(ieo. Brown, and others of his compatriots, and his elevation to the Canadian Premiership was generally looked
upon at the timo as the result rather of
a compromise than of any special claim
he had upon the position. As a public
man he was littlo known outside of his
own Province of Quebec, where he was
held In high esteem by all classes.
Brought into political prominence as
First Minister, lit displayed good administrative talents, and in the rather
difficult position of successor to so notable a loader of men as Sir John Jlac-
donuld, he acquitted himself with groat
credit, and to the thorough approval of
the party of which.he was the head. Ill's
death, though not unlooked for, will
cause general regret throughout the
Tiik Victoria Colonist and the Vancouver News-Advertiser have of late been
filling in their editorial space with a not
very entertaining discussion respecting
Premier Davie's utterances in regard to
sectionalism in the Province. The Colonist,
of course, denies that Mr. Davie in any
degree encouraged the pernicious sentiment, and is evidently astonished at the
audacity of tho News-Advertiser in maintaining that lie did. That thero is a
limited sectional feeling between the
Mainland coast district and Victoria city
is unfortunately not to bo denied, but
that Mr. Davio lias sought iu any way
to encourage it is quite preposterous.
The interest of the Government is manifestly in a united party throughout the
Province. Tho same interest should bind
the Opposition forces, but the treatment
of the Vancouver Island wing by the
Mainland wing made a breach at the
start, which subsequent political action
greatly widened." The Mainland Opposition and the Island Opposition are distinct parties in their organization and in
their votes. There can bo no union of
them without a tumble, which neither is
at all disposed to take. Indeed the
whole strength of the Mainland body is
in those particular features in which it
conflicts witli the public sentiment of
Vancouver Island. That is the material
upon whicli it is built. The interest of
tlie Government is in a united Province.
The very life of the opposing parties is
in sectionalism. All who have heard
Mr. Davie speak In public know quite
well that he has deprecated sectional
The Ontario Provincial government
proposes to submit this fall to the people of that province the question: "Are
" you in favor of Immediate prohibition
������ by law of tlie Importation, manufac.
���' turn and sale of Intoxicating liquors as
" a beverage?" It will be remembered
that at tlie last general election in Mai'.i-
toba the same question was submitted to
the electors and curried bv u considerable majority. No legislative notion,
however, resulted, und in reply to urgent Inquiries, Premier Greenway Is reported to have stated tbat a prohibitory
law was beyond tbo jurisdiction Of the
Provincial Legislature, und tlia 1 beyond
inking the vote nothing further could be
done.    .No   doubt,    Mv.   Groenwiiy   WHS
right. The quostlon of prohibition, as
[ affecting trade and commerce comes
properly within the powers of the Dominion Parliament, and Hii- fuel Is presumably realized by tho Ontario author!
lies, or the wording of ihe question to
be submitted   would   likely lie   different,
for it is a clear case that the Importation of liquors is a matter entirely outside of provincial legislation, whatever
difference of opinion thoro may be us to
the manufacture und sale of them within provincial boundaries, It is not likely that the Ontario government has any
real wish to meddle with prohibition at
the present time, for the experience of
: that province, wliero a few years ago It
was  largely  in   force   by counties,'was
! not fortunate, and tbe. need of a vory
much stronger public opinion it Its favor
I was abundantly demonstrated.
Tiik annexation of Canada to the
United States does not gain in favor with
the people of tlie Dominion. Except at
about the time of Confederation, when
political sentiment was in Bomehat of a
medley among the then isolated Provinces, the scheme of annexation lias
never been seriously considered by any
man of representative reputation in
Canada. Annexation grows weak as the
Dominion grows strong, and a comparison of the condition of the twocouutries,
socially, financially, and politically, at
the present time offers little encouragement to the advocates of the movement.
Prof. Goldvrin Smith has practically
given over his efforts in that direction,
with no other gain than tho contempt of
tlie Canadian people. So it will be with
Mr. Edward Furrur, long esteemed
among the ablest political writers of the
Dominion, and connected nt one time or
another with most of the lending newspapers, who, after severing bis connection with the Toronto Globe, engaged his
services to the New York Sun to forward
annexation sentiment. His efforts wore
as futile us those of Goldwin Smith, and
tho other day nt Montreal he was obliged
to admit "that the outlook for annexation within tlie near future was without
Tiik Columbian of Wednesday contains
a judicious reply to our artlclo of lu>t
week headed "Surrey Roads." Having
taken up .Surrey affairs, though not deliberately, this journal was fully prepared to go on with the discussion If required; but our neighbor, evidently,
feels with us the unwisdom of opening
sores In that quarter, and there Is no
need of further enlargement upon the
subject. We object, however, to doubt
being cast upon the figures we quoted
lust weok relating to Government receipts and expenditure in Surrey. If
those figures wore wrong, we would be
glad to know it. Almost any resident of
Surrey may verify them of his own
knowledge. Like the Columbian, we
wished to be on the safe side, and in
putting the Government expenditure on
roads and bridges in Surrey at. "about"
$2.000 we knowingly made the amount
much smaller than it really is.
The fact that during the last couple of
weeks a dozen or more people havo been
held up in the streets of Victoria by
footpads does not speak very well for
the police force of that city. The footpads seem to bo a rather timid outfit for
the business, and are always ready to
run If their proposed victims do not comply readily with the demand. "Hold up
your hands/' On two occasions, however, peaceful pedestrians have boon
abused, and if tlie city police are really
so helpless as they appear to be. It might
be a very good idea to discharge the
present force and put on a new outfit,
by way of experiment, seeing that nothing would bo risked.
A number of representative loggers of
the Province hud an Interview at Vancouver last, week witli Mr. A. B. Gray,
of the Provincial Labor Bureau. The
loggers have long contended that they
were often Imposed upon in tlie sealing
of the product of their labor, and appear to havo mado their case so clour
to Mr. Gray that on bis return tn Victoria ho succeeded in impressing the
Ministers with the rights in the cuse.
and as a result a competent man i.- Ilkol;
to be appointed to tlie position of scaler
at an early date.
The San Francisco Chronicle, referring
to a rumor that an attempt is to be mude
to raise tlie United States duty on opium
from tfl2 to $15 a pound, says that
though the ostensible motive is to decrease the Importation, it is really a
move of an opium ring iu Victoria who
hope by having the dtilv riiis"d tn make
it Impossible for the regular dealer to
compete with the smuggled article.
Says the Chronicle: "Already, it, is said, it
'suck' of 8330,000 has boon sent to Washington. This is in tbo hands of a lobuy
who are trying to convince eastern congressmen that the only way to repress
the dreadful traffic is by putting the
duty at such a ligure as to discourage
importation." lt goes on to sny that
since 1SS0, when the duty was first imposed, legitimate imports decreased from
07.741 pounds to only 61,983 pounds In
1892, though tho consumption bus enormously increased. The importations
Into British Columbia at tho same time
have increased to 120,000 pounds in
1808, the cost being only $6 a pound
against 811.25 to 815 iu San Francisco.
At present smuggled Opium is sold openly on the Sun Francisco market for#18.7fi
a pound, while tux paid opium brings
SIS, so that If tho duty Is raised still
higher the legitimate trade will bo killed
off altogether aud smugglers havo the
whole control of tho traffic.
Xeii r Hell's Gate, on tho North Thompson, ii pink train party rooently found a
Frenchman who appotrnd crazy, coulu
speak little English, without clothing
below nis loins, except a pair of tattered
shoes, and from tho thighs down torn
and bleeding by contact with brush and
briars, Ho wus across the river from
the trail, and said bo came from Cariboo, and was making for the coal mines
to gel work. He had nothing to eat for
olght days except berries.
The rails on the Nelson and Fort Slio;:-
pard railroad will bo In Nelson In three
weeks. The truck layers are within a
dozen miles of It. Construction work
will be completed to the lako level this
winter. Tbe delay in traoklaylng is occasioned by the method pursued iu trestle building. The timbers are not
brought on the ground until tho rails
are laid up to tho edge of the stretch to
be covered by the trestle. This saves
much teaming. Engineer Taber Is assured that it Is Corbin's intention to
operate the road this winter.
Boards of Trade of New Westminster nnd
Vancouccr prosent a Joint Address to the
Dominion  Ministers.
Hon. Geo. E. Foster, Minister of Finance, arrived in Vancouver on Friday
last, and was joined on Saturday by Hon.
A. R. Antcers, Minister of Agriculture
and Quarantine, who had waited over to
inspect the Government farm at Agassiz.
The Ministers wore taken in hand by a
civic deputation and treated to the
courtesy of the city. Hon. Mr. Foster
was presented with a joint address from
tho Boards of Trade of Westminster and
Vancouver, and ou Saturday a couple of
hours woro devoted to the discussion of
trade matters generally. Following is a
copy of the address:
"We the undersigned, in behalf of the
Hoards of Trade of Vancouver and Westminster, desire lo express our satisfaction and pleasure al the opportunity of
meeting tlie Ministers of two such Important departments of tlie Government
of Canada, particularly as we have
learned through our representative, Mr.
Gordon 10. Corbould, that one of the express objects of your visit is especially
to invito nu examination und discussion
of tariff questions. With this end in
view, joint meetings of the Boards have
been hold, and wo now respectfully present for your consideration the following
points In connection witli the tariff anil
other matters, which they have had
under discussion, us being in their
opinion, calculated to promote tbe best
interests ot this district, viz:
"That the duty be taken off wheat to
encourage milling, and that the duty on
Hour lie reduced to fifty cents per barrel
with a view of modifying the cost of living and inducing Immigration, ami that
Indian corn be placed on the free list.
"That, with u view of stimulating an
export trade with tlie Australasian colonies, an export rebate equal to the Import
duty be allowed on all glass exported in
shape of doors, windows, and also manufactured artiees of iron, and tho duty
on pig iron bo reduced from 84 to 31 per
"Inasmuch us owing to our position wo
havo to import all tho bar, rod, plate iron
and steel, and cast iron and wrought pipe,
without any visible, sign of the establishment of manufactures of that class of
goods, that the duties thereon be materially reduced.
"That the Government secure reciprocity in all natural products of the
country, as far us possible, especially in
lumber, coal, slate, stone and lish.
���'The Board wish to express their gratification ut the action of the Dominion
Government in sending one of itshiiniber
to Australia, and trust that tlie Government will continue to make every effort
toward u modification of tariffs, so ns to
promote the freest interchange of commodities between the Dominion of Canada
and Australasia.
"That, in the opinion of this Board the
duty on mutton should bo reduced to rate
equal to duty on live sheep.
"That as the welfare of this Province
Is hugely dependent on its mines, wo
would recommend that the duty on mining machinery (not already on tho free
list) be reduced.
"That the duty on manufactured submarine cables for telegraph and telephone
purposes be rod need to a sum equal to
that on wire.
"That tho duty on agricultural Implements be reduced.
"That, inasmuch as that British Columbia, from her position and circumstances, necessarily Imports exionsivoly
for consumption, and bears u larger proportion of tho tariff burdens per capita
than any other Province, a general reduction of tlie tariff wojld bo to her advantage.
"Respecting matters other than those
directly affected by the tariff, we bog to
bring to your notice the urgent necessity
for tiie early Construction of a Trans-
Pacific cubic, whicli we understand Is
already under the consideration of youi
"We would call your attention to the
f.ict iliut a considerable sum Is collected
annually from vessels entering the port
of Vancouver, iu the shape of hospital
fees, while ilieiii Is no inariuo hospiial or
port doctor provided for sick mariners ut
this port. Tiie Board would respectfully
urge that the Government make provision in this respect its soon as possible.
We would also cull your attention to tlie
Insufficiency of the Custom House staff iu
Vancouver, whicli is found a serious detriment to i iii! prompt transaction of the
business of the city.
"Owing to the different commercial
laws nt present existing in the various
Provinces of the Dominion, the question
of commercial security Isser nu.-ly unvoted, tne. collection of debts niustoxpuusivo
and unsatisfactory, und In view of thu
constantly increasing Intercourse between tlie Provinces, these Boards are of
opinion that tho immediate attention of
tlieliovei'iiinentsiioiild hedlroctod to tlie
Introduction of a bankruptcy law whicli
will bo applicable for the whole Dominion.''
Interviewed ut Vancouver ihe lion.
Mr. Foster said thoy had a very pleasant
trip so far, with nothing to mar the enjoyment,    lie thought   the   prospects ol
British Columbia encouraging und thai
the Province had a splendid future, lie
considered that this Province should in-
benefited by tlie conferences now being
held, for, though the tariff could   not bo
arranged to suit British Columbia alone,
It wus needless to suy that grave consideration would be given to the repro-
soniiitlouof a Province with such a grand
destiny. The iron trade wus one upon
whicli the tariff bad a most important
lie,Ming, aii thebourdsof trade throughout tlie Dominion asked for changes In
lie Iron duties, and British Columbia b,nl
laid particular stress on this point. A
plausible suggestion which lind been
made wus to reduce tbo duty on pig iron
to n minimum and to Increase the bonus
on manufactures from pig iron. Tills
would stimulate manufacturing und
eventually turn tho attention of mine
owners to tlie production of pig iron.
Ho thought that wheat growing and
poultry raising should be curried on extensively iu British Columbia. Ho had
hoard that, though poultry were raised
rather extensively here, food was imported for them iu carloads, but ho would
not like to say In the East that, British
Columbia could not raise her own chicken
food. The development of the Province
would no doubt encourage tho old-time
farmers to get out of tho rut in which
thoy were working, and extend their
operations.  Tho change lu this Province
hud been remarkable In the last ton
voars. but in the next ten he felt.it would
bo much greater. British Columbia commerce was constantly spreading. He
found sugar from this Province soiling
at Winnipeg in competition with the best
from Montreal. He had done somo shopping In Vancouver and found prices of
many things tlie same ns in tho East.
The cost of living had decreased, ho had
boon told, twenty-five per cont. in ton
years, and it seemed to him that British
Columbia was a good place to live In.
Some of the apparent evils to commerce
would bo wiped out by tho levelling process and the law of necessity, wliilo
others could bo remedied or modified as
much as possible bv legislation.
In the evening a public mooting was
hold in tho Imperial Opera House. Mayor
Cope introduced the Ministers, to whom
a civic address of welcome wus read by
Mr. T. F. McGiiigan, city clerk. Hon.
Mr. Foster spoko for two hours and a
half and was listened to with grout attention. After referring in complimentary terms to British Columbia and the.
progress being made, ho proceeded to
discuss Federal mutters at length. Tlie
chief task which he hud iu liiiuil was the
investigation of tariff regulations, ut.
whicli lie hud been engaged since tho
middle of June, and whicli in a few days
more would be satisfactorily completed.
Ho compared the State of Dakota to tlie
Province of Manitoba, and showed that
while the former wus iosing population
since 1880, the Province of Manitoba was
steadily gaining. The Canadian Northwest, with its vast urea of wheat lands,
would yet be the great grain exporter of
tlir world, for the indications were that
before long Ihe United States would require ,ill their breadstuff* for themselves.
Out in tho North-west and British Columbia certain thoughts had impressed
him. lie believed that British Columbia
had a great future, not simply in her
mines and minerals, but in oilier things,
and one thought that hud Impressed him
on tho trip was: "Why in the name of all
that is British Columbian do you import
your eggs, poultry, butter, etc., and pay
out good money when you havo In your
valleys soil suitable to raise these articles?-' They should thing what it mount
to keep 82,000,000 in tho Province. Tho
cities iu Britisli Columbia were fairly
large, but the country wus vory sparsely
settled, and yot it was tho vory land for
small ranches, not for large ones but for
small mixed farms of 50 to 00 acres which
would supply the cities, besides the mining population in the mountains. Tho
Hon. gentlemen then proceeded tu discuss Dominion issues, and dealt thorough-
[ly with the record of the Conservative
j party, and tlie grout success of the Na-
i tional policy us Inaugurated by the late
Sir John McDonald, who for forty years
was Identified with all reforms and had
I gained for himself the admiration of a
j whole people. The railway policy and
I the action of the Government in regard
j to canals was clearly discussed, and the
j remarks of the speaker frequently ap-
I plnudod. The wonderful advance of
Canada iu manufacturing Industries since
the adoption of the. National Policy was
dwelt upon, and the distribution of duties
carefully elucidated
lu concluding he thanked the audience
| for listening so attentively to the statistics lie hud quoted. The record was
most gratifying contrasted with 25 years
ago. Education, development, etc., bad
largely effected Ibis. Vet one other thing
runs through tbem and that is the deep-
seated confident spirit of Canadian nationality which 25 years ago was wanting,
and which wus the very lirst thing that
begun to grow on tlie soil of confederation. Those out of a job, and seeking to
raise an agitation, talk of Independence,
For bis own part Mr. Foster wanted
none of this just now. There was plenty
for them in the development of Canada
to tax all their energies ut present, that
might safely be loft lor the future One
of the latest events shows this. In '85
Canadian fishermen wero told not to
fish souls by tlie greater power of 05,-
(100,000. whicli said to tbe peoplo of
5,000,01111. "This is our sea and our souls,
keep out or we will seize sou." And not.
until Salisbury sent a note to Blaine did
thoy stop seizing vessels. The result was
one of ',lie greatest spoctaelos of modern
life, nnd one of tiie most important questions hud to bo docided, tin ownership
of the high seas. Three CauadiauB took
part iu the arbitration, and on every
point fhetr contentions were confirmed,
ilad Canada been Independent, the 65,-
000,000 would still be telling the 5,000,000
to keep ������of! the grass,"and lie happened
to know' that tho chief effort of counsel
for the United States was to disjoin tlie
Interest of Grout Britain with Canada,
but she refused, it Is better to be with
tlie maple und beaver overhead, and over
that the old ling whicli for so mauy years
bus kept us safe.    (Loud cheers.)
Hon. Mr. Augers wus accorded a very
cordial reception, lie slated he had travelled all day to got here, and so bad not
lind anytime to prepare to address them.
tie understood that the City Council was
not a unanimous body (laughter), and
that though there were a few Liberals in
it, there wore sufficient Conservatives to
stop tlie city from going to ruin. In
Parliament it, wus the same, as it was tlie
duly uf the Liberals to look after tho
Government, and when a country has
good Liberals thoy mav be sure of a good
Government, lt would be a very great
mistake to entrust the Liberals with any
oilier position than as watch dogs.
(Laughter.) A certain number of people
favored r, criproeity and on several oi -
fusions delegates hud gone to Washington und tried to come to terms of mutual
advantage.    Tbo lust   i vou tion wus
Invited by Mr. Blaluo to discriminate
against Groat Britain, and woro told that
us long us they hud ihe advantage of the
British Hug, they would not have l.bo
advantage of tho American market, so
they looked abroad Instead of to the
States, and iu conscquonceof the refusal
of reciprocity with the States tlie trado
Increased 817,000,000, though they lost
trade with tlie Stales amounting to
82,000,000. (Hear, hoar.) Mr. Angers
then culled attention to the largo Importations of provisions and produce made
by British Columbia, nnd suited that ho
had soon some splendid specimens of
grain ut tlie Experimental Farm and
that thero wore several sections of the
Province well suited for mixed farming.
Mr. Angers urged pooplo to go in fortius
and showed what had been done in tlie
In answor to some person's query as
to why tbo Government did not establish
a mint in Britisli Columbia, Mr. Angers
replied that owing to tho depreciation of
silver, It was Impossible to speak about
110 matter at tho present time, but ho
assured them that  when slvor rose in
value the peoplo In the East would assist
them by Investments in the Kootenay
mines. Mr. Angers then thanked the
audience for their attention, and resinned
his seat amidst loud apolause.
Pure Bred Berkshire
Tlie undersigned, breeder of Pure Hied
Berkshire Swine, bus always on band pigs of
ull ogos, whicli will be sidd at reasonable
prices.   Applv to
Cloverdale, ll.O.
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& HOY'S,
Dupont Block, Columbia St.
CollMa Street, New Westminster.
The Latest mid Choicest Patterns in Seoteii
and English Tweeds. Etc.. for full und winter
Oct Prices!
New W es tn. ins I er.
The product of this Brewery is second
to none in the Province, and ,-anks
first-class wherever known.
Orders left at the Merchants' Exuiange
or tho llolbrook House will bo promptly
attended to.
SEALED TENDERS, endorsed "New
Parliament Buildings, Victoria,
Contract No. :;," will be received by the
Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands
und Works up to one o'oloek p.in. of
Thursday, 30th November, 1803, lor the
several trades rtfqulred In tho erection of
new Parliament Buildings atJainos Buy.
Victoria, B.C., viz.!���
i. The excavator, mason and bricklayers' work.
t!. The carpenter und joiner's work.
.'l. The sluiers null plasterer's work.
4. The eopporsinlt.li's work.
15. Tbe ami tb and Ironfoundor's work.
ii. The plumber's work.
7. Tlie puiiiter's work.
Tenders will be reeeiveil lor any ono
I rude or for the whole work.
The plans, details, etc., us prepared by
I'. M, liuttonhurv. Architect, oan be
Boon ut ihe ollice of tbe tindorslgned on
or after Monday, October 18th, 1808, and
coin pie te i| nil li lilies clearly dost' rilling tlie
i whole of tbe work can be obtained on
\ payment of 880 for eaoh trade. This
i sum will lie returned to the contractors
[ on receipt of a bona fide tender.
Each tender must bo accompanied by
' an accepted bunk cbeijue equal to two
j per cent, on tlie amount of each trade
I tendered for, which will bo retained us
i part security for the duo performance of
I the work.    The cheque will be returned
to unsuccessful competitors, but will be
I forfeited by any bidder who may decline
to  execute a contract if called upon to
do so.
Tho lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Doputy Commissioner of Lands
and Works.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., September 28th, 1803. uv
Passed by the Senate.
Washington, D. C., Oct. 31.���At  12:50!
this afternoon, the secretary of the Seo- j
ate carried to the Uouso tho Silver Re- j
peal bill and amendment.    The Speaker |
suspended  business  until  the   message
from the Senate was received.    The see-1
retary said that the Senate had passed
the House bill entitled An Act to Repeal |
the purchasing clause of the Act passed
on July 14, 1890, entitled an Act Authorizing the Purchase of Silver llulllou and
the Issue of Treasury Certificates Thereon, with an amendment for which he was
directed to ask the concurrence of the
House.    When the secretary had closed,
several representatives of the Democratic
side clapped their lipids to signalise a
victory for   repeal.    This   nction   was
met  by  the  sliver   men   with   derisive
Livingston asked for  unanimous consent to take up the Silver bill.    His pro-
proposition was to devote to-day and tomorrow to Its consideration,  10 minute
speeches, and at 5 o'clock  to-morrow to
proceed to vote,    lie suid that this was |
fair to those who differed from the Senate on the question,   llo was afraid that
the time for the consideration of the bill
would be very considerably shortened.
Many members, he said, desired to get
home.    Recognizing action being inevitable, he desired  that a vote should be !
taken us speedily as possible.  Bland suid
that the bill should not be treated ditv-
ently from any other bill.     lie objected
to Its consideration, except In accordance with the rules of the House, con-[
sequently the House proceeded in regular j
Washington D.C., Nov. a.���The final
legislative touches were put on the silver
repeal bill in the House to-day. The
measure'was taken up soon after the
reading of the journal and was. after a
series of abortive attempts at obstruction, and after a half hour's discussion,
the time being parcelled out to some half
dozen speakers, steered to a dual vote by
Mr. Wilson (Democrat, West Virginia),
who had clm'rge of it. A motion by Mr.
Land (Democrat, Missouri), to refer it to
the committee on coinage, with instructions, was voted down. Yens 10!), nays
175; and then the Senate substitute was
concurred In, yens 190, nays 94. The
close of the long contest was enlivened
b5 a short speech from Mr. Allen (Democrat. Mississippi), returning thanks in a
comic manner to the friends who hud
supported him in Ihe fiulit and had
enabled liini to accomplish what he had
London, Oct. 61.���The leading papers
comment ou the repeal of the Silver bill.
The St. James Gazette says that no country but the United States could have endured the waste entailed by the Sherman
act for a quarter of the time. Nothing
in the history of aristocratic corruption
ever surpassed the cynical impudence of
this silver legislation.
The Olobe says: It was the President's
display of unquenchable courage that
finally secured the victory. Tariff reform must come next. We heartily congratulate the President und the American nation upon cutting themselves loose
from one of the most pernicious monetary experiments ever launched.
The Pall Mall Gazette stays: The
American currency problem is by no
means solved, but a huge barrier injtlie
path of its solution lias been removed.
We have cause to rejoice, but the rejoicing should bo tempered, slnee the
United States, iu order to replenish its
depleted treasury may look to us to make
It good.	
Canada's Cheese Record.
Following is a detailed   statement of ;
the success the Canadian cheese  exhibit
met with at the Chicago fair:
The cheese was judged by two United |
States and one Canadian judge.
In the class for Chedder cheese, made
previous to 1893, Canada won 103 awards
and the United States not one.
In the classes for Chedder cheese of
this year's make, Canada took 309
awards, against 45 of tho United States.
Canada has 130 exhibits of cheese
which scored higher than the highest of
the United States exhibit.
Ontario has 275 exhibits of cheese of
1898,'and won 200 awards. Five lots
scored ninety-nine and a half points out
of a possible hundred for perfection.
Quebec has 113 exhibits of cheese and
won 105 awards.
Nova Scotia has ten exhibits and secured three awards.
New Brunswick had four exhibits and
obtained two awards.
Prince Edward Island had 19 exhibits
and took eight awards.
Manitoba had tour exhibits and. received three awards.
The total number of exhibits of cheese
friini Canadians was 539, which secured
altogether 390 awards.
Nine ol the exhibits from Canada
secured HO.', points out of u possible
hundred for perfection, Five of these
kits were from Ontario and four from
A special medal was also awarded to
Canada's mammoth cheese, which was
by the judges pronounced surprisingly
good, and scored 96 points of a possible
maximum of lOO. This surely is ii case
of "Canada Brut" with a vengeance on
lluse's mill at llasting's has been sold
by Mrs. Mueller to n Japanese syndicate,
who own large timber limits on Howe
Sound, nnn who expect to do a large
trade with Japan. The price paid is
said to have been 45.000 yen.
Mr. C. W. Robson, Judge of the Vancouver Court of Revision on the voters'
list, held court in the City Hall. Only
Mr. H. J, Walton attended to support
his claim to be put on the voters' list.
His appeal was granted. This was the
only addition made to the preliminary
list, and as amended the list was continued.
A clothes line thief was ���'nabbed" Tues
day by the police. The man gave the
inline of Jas: Lindsay, and was arrested
by Sergeant Haywood. One day last,
week the accused anil another man not
In OUStodj stripped the clothes line of a
man named Wm. Saunderson living near
1 lie ponml. When arrested lie lind 55 cents
in cash, and a razor, and was wearing u
shirt which Saiiudorson Identified ns having been stuli'ii from llilll.
There are a number of toughs iu the
City who are again malting themselves
prominent In tlie mutter of annoyance to
lailies who may be out alone at lilgbt.
Ou Sunday evening a man tried to drag
n ladv away with blm, but for her
screams would probably have succeeded.
As It was her husband, who was in u
store near by hoard the scream, and
rushed out after tlie man, who however
managed to get away. A similar occurrence happened on Saturday evening,
when a lady was stopped by a iiiiin on
Cainble street, whereupon tho lady took
to her heels, and went Into one of the
offices on thut street for protection, so
frightened and excited thut it took her
some time to recover. The police should
take this mutter in liiiuil, ami hunt down
these fellows as the eases above reported
are not the only ones.
The Custom office was moved Into the
now Government building at the corner
of Granville and Pender streets on Saturday afternoon, and the lirst entry was
mude in the new quarters Monday iiiorn-
Ing by Oppenhelmor Urns.    The Inland
Revenue ollice opened in Ms new apartments lu the same building Tuesday,
The rooms of each are large and bright
but the wood liiiisbing In tbem und on
the stairways shows Itself to be of a
poor quality and bus the appearance of
having stood rough usage for a decade or
two instead of being new. The Iirst
Customs ollice was on Water Street, next
to the Granville hotel, the next wus on
Water street. Up to .Inly, 1S.S7, the office
was under that at New Westminster,
and was known as the outport of Bur-
rand Inlet, lt was then In charge of
Isaac Johns, since deceased, us sub-collector. When the order-lii-eoiincll constituting the entry and warehousing port
of Vancouver went into effect on July,
1st, 1887, J. M. Rowell was appointed collector, and the oflice. was moved to the
building on Granville stroet which It occupied up to Saturday noon. Entrance)
to the new Customs and Inland Revenue
oflice is from Pender street.
Hell aod the Heathen.
The Congregational board of missions
bus voted by a large majority in favor of
offering to the Rev. Mr. Noyoi an appointment as missionary in Japan, but
at the same time it has taken the precaution of avoiding any responsibility
for the doctrine of future probation,
which has been the sole eauso of the discussion concerning his fitness to teach
religion and theology to the Japanese.
Mr. Noyes thinks thut the doctrine of
the damnation of the heathen because
they do not believe in Christ, is grossly
Inconsistent with divine justice. He resents such treatment of them as unfair,
asking how can they be culpable for not
believing the Gospel when they are
Ignorant of It? Tbe thought that tbo
vast majority of mankind now und iu all
times past were doomed to everlasting
torment by the divine muster, before all
time, is revolting to him. Ho is not
made of the stuff which enabled Jonathan Edwards to rejoice in the conviction that thus the justice of the Supreme
Ruler would be satisfied and vindicated.
The more general the torture the more
the absolute power of God is displayed,
he argued, and hence the more terrible
the wholesome fear of the wrath to coino.
If hell were not so horrible the disobedience to the will of tiod would be greater,
he thought. People in his congregations fainted when he pictured the horrors of the lake of fire, and solemnly di -
clured the probability that some of tbem
would be undergoing its tortures before
another duy. Whether a million or ten
million people went to hell seemed to
him of Insignificance as compared with
the necessity of the logical execution of
the divine will.
Mr. Noyes cannot stomach that doctrine, though it is a legitimate conclusion of Calvinism. At any rate lie thinks
tho heathen should be excluded from ils
operation. Ilenee his tenderness has
suggested .that because they do not
know of Christ heru they will have the
chance to learn of him hereafter through
heavenly instruction.
If this theory be sound, of course, the
motive for efforts to convert the heathen
lo Christ on earth is destroyed. The
piopugiitiou of the Christian faith among
them by human missionaries Is not necessary to their salvation if, in a future
probation, they will leurn heavenly doctrines from angelic teachers; and hence
there Is no longer any imperative nued
of u missionary society. It may serve
the ends of temporary philanthropy and
infuse a better spirit into heathen civilization, but it is not essential to save. the.
heathen from everlasting damnation;
und only belief in thai necessity has induced the self-sacrifice whicli has expressed itself in the construction and organization of it vast missionary machinery, aud the enormous contributions of
money and religious zeal for its maintenance.
If, then, the view of Mr. Noyes becomes generally acceptod, the time will
have come when the Congregational mission board may us well begin to wind up
Its affairs. Undoubtedly lt can lust for
a considerable time yet, going ahead
with the iiiomentiini it already baa, but
wiicn the congregations are finally Imbued with the conviction that the heathen will not be in any danger of going to
hell, even if unconverted to Christianity
iu this life, the sources of the supply of .
money and zeal for missionary purposes
will dry up. Accordingly, this board
accepts Mr. Noyes, but dodges responsibility for his doctrine. He Is to be ill-j
lowed to teach the heathen that they
will have a future probation, but the
organization which semis him to Japan
will not Hike  the  risk of  teaching that
doctrine to Christians.���New York  Sim.
Capers ig a tieoct/tu Storm,
Col.   Richard   Malcolm  Johnson, the
writer of soutlierii plantation sketches,
tells some wonderful stories about Georgia weather, lie admits that he would
not believe them himself wero it not for
Hie unbounded faith in everything Iteor-
Iglan iu general, und his personal know-
i ledge and unlimited ciuilideiice In the
veracity of the mail who told bim the
stories in particular,
������I board them," be says, "while ou a
visit to my old borne In Han SOCK county,
Ceoi'gia, some years ago. and 1 know
that they lire true. We had a big storm
down there about ten years ago; the
folks called it   a   hurricane, the Weather
men said it wus u tornado. But, hurricane or tornado, it cut some queer old i
cupels. Col. Iluiober, over iu Putnam
county, saw the storm coming up und
knew that it wus going to be a big one.
There wus u number of Indies at his
house, and of course his Iirst thought
wus for them, so he got them all safely in
their rooms and went down into the large
hulls which ran through his house and
shut tho doors. Now, Col. Hiimber Is a
big man���weighs about 200 pounds.
When he got down stairs ho found the
storm was blowing through Ins hallway,
and before he knew what hud happened
It had picked him up, curried him onion
his lawn and laid bim down, not roughly
but gently. At the same time it took
a stone and brick chimney off tho house
and laid it on the top of blm to keep
him in place. It didn't throw the chimney on top of him, but laid it down with
so little force that only a leg was broken.
Hi a moment or two another gust came
along, picked up the chimney and carried it off, and Col. lluiiiber crawled
buck into the house.
"That same storm went a little further
on till It came to a bum iu which were
two horses, two mules and two cows.
These, were in separate compartments.
With a whirl the roof was taken off us
clean as a whistle and carried away, and
while the stock was wondering what had
happened a section of the storm went in
the top of the barn, lifted those horses
and cows and mules high up iu the air
and set them down again without hurting one of them. But the queer part of
the proceeding was that when it had
those animals In the air tho tornado
changed their position so that when it
set them on their feet the mules were
where the cows had been, the cows were
In the horses' compartment and the
horses were occupying the mules' stalls.
"Hut tho storm had not finished cutting up its capers,    lt struck a house in
the same county and   made  Its way into
, a lady's chamber.    A bureau wus stand
ing against the wall, having on it a lot
of such traps and trinkets us Indies usu-
ully have���cosmetics, bottles  nnd so on.
A bandbox with a   few laces  Inside was
standing   by its   side.    The   wind   look
. thut  bureau   und   moved it to another
, part of the room, but it did not disturb
the   biiiikbox.      It   went   Into   another
lady's   room, picked   up a  trunk   filled
with clothing, carried it out of  the wln-
' dow and  wafted lt over   into   Hancock
j���my county���and  deposited lt In a field
forty miles away from  the   house   from
1 which it wus taken.    It was found there
; unbroken the next day and  taken to its
owner, whose initials  were stencilled on
its end.    1 am glad, however," remarked
the genial colonel, us he wiped his  forehead, "that the storm did not carry thut
trunk more than forty miles.    I couldn't
have believed another mile.
"Georgia is a great state," he continued, "but even such storms as thatdn
not occur often. To prove that such
queer things do happen, thero is a section of telegraph polo in the museum of
the stite university. This pole bus a
light cypress shingle sticking through
it, about half of it projecting from each
side. The shingle wits picked up In a
storm and blown clear through the telegraph pole and left sticking there."���
Baltimore Sun.
Opposite Reid & Currlc's Foundry.
Of all kinds en hand.
A Gall Solicited.
, Prop.
60 DAYS.
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 room
for new goods, for the next sixty days
General    Hardware,    Nails,    Stoves,
Spades,    Axes,    Axes    Handled,
Axe    Handles,   Picks,   ftftat-
tocks,     Wedges,    Cook
Stoves.   Heating:
ves,   Agate   Ware,
Tin Ware, House
White Lead,   Etc., Etc.
ingham   Hardware Go.
A teiegram from Port Arthur states
that coal has been discovered in the bed
of the Rainy River, on the international
boundary line.
Alarm Clocks $1.85, former price 82.00.
Solid Silver, stem wind American Watch
88.00, former price 812.00. Wen's Gold-
Filled (guaranteed 16 years) Waltham
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Rolled Gold Chains (guaranteed ii years)
82.00, former price SI.00.
30 per cent, d'scount on silver and
plated goods.
WatcMer & Jeweler.
At Hiizelniere. Surrey. B, O., on (let. Oth, the
wife of II. T. Thrift of n iliiujrlitcr.
A Country Home.
For Sale, a House nnd Two Cbolue Lots In
u progressive town in the country, convenient to New Westminster, Within stone's
throw of railway depot, Suitable tor a job-
bin).' carpenter, Price $2(K). on easy terms.
The material of the building cost ��100. For
particulars apply at office of the Pacific
Canadian, New Westminster, or to the
owner, JOSEPH SHANNON. Cloverdale.
Who  carries  the  largest and best selected stock
of woollens in the city ?
His goods are all new and oi 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.
Jbe JuLJlJlC
S^evv Westminster, B. C.
(Successors to BOUCHERAT & Co.)
Special Attention pen to the Mainland Trade.
P. O. BOX 403.
Telephone 74.
Hungarian   Flour,   $1.25  per  sack;      Oregon    Flour  $1,25
per sack:   Wheat, 100 lbs. $1. so;   Black  Tea,  6 lbs.  for
$1.00 ; 5 Tins Choice Jam, 65 cts; Mixed Pickles 20
cts.   per  bottle; Green   Peas   10   cts.   per  tin.
Free Delivery toS Any&Part of The Citv.
New Westminster, B C.
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Visitors and citizens to the Exhibition wl
see the greatest attractions In the
Bvor shown In WESTMINSTER at tho
Toronto Shoe Store,
Wo have studied the wants of the
pooplo for 11 year, ami we boltovo we
know what thoy want, ami have the
Hoods Solid, substantial lines from the
hest manufacturers in tho business.
Trices Insult the limes, and that moans
at Qguros unknown in British Columbia
before our advent. We have taken the
lead III that respect, and wo are going to
keep It.
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Paint tic Varnish, Whitewash, Scrubbing tic Blacking.
Manilla, Cotton and Lisal Rope, Baling Rope, Binder Twine,
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Lime,  Plaster and Cement, Drain Pipe, Terra Cotta
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Killes, Shot dlnns, Revolvers, Cartridge lleltn and Gun Cases,
Cartridges, Mulls. Hmls. Caw* and Primers, Shot ami
Bullets, Powder in hulk and in flasks,
<��ame Traps, Etc., Etc,
Prices Reasonable.     Correspondence Invited.
Country Orders will receive Prompt Attention.
Street  ��� Hew Westminster.
Tlie mansion house, at Moorfields was
a grim stone structure. Its massive,
arching doorways, its battlemented roof,
Its quaint gargoyles and beautiful oriel
windows, wero reminiscences of feudal
times. An old-fashioned garden fringed
it upon one side. The straightly-clipped
yew trees guarded the corners; a hawthorn hedge made the May days beautiful with color and fragrance; there were
fruit trees en espalier, rows of currant
bushes by the walls, and such an opulence of flowers of the sweet, common
kinds, that you might haunt its paths
from spring to the yellowing autumn,
and never miss the scent of the lilac, or
rose, or mignonette.
A singular race of men wero the Moors
of Moorfields, the last of the name living
there alone in his great lonesome castle,
before he brought from the neighboring
village the pretty, girlish bride who
graced his stately halls so short a time.
That was more than twenty years ago;
and Isabel Moor grew up alone in the
world, with this wild evrie home for her
To-day the old house is alive with
mirth, for it is Isabel's birthday fete.
A troop of girl cousins, one from tlie
neighboring town, two from the country
homes further inland, and a trio from
the village close by, are come to make
the time fly merrily.
The sun went down witli a red blaze
of splendor, dropping out of sight among
the clouds tos��0d and broken by the rising wind, and gleaming like lines of lire
iilniig their jagged edges.
Isabel put on her cloak and hood, and
stole out unobserved���taking a path
across the fields that led toward the sea.
Here the great Moorlield rock towered
above the plain.
The twilight darkened around her as
she sat there. The house windows all at
once throw a red light over the desolate
moor. It grow cold. The season would
not be defrauded of its own. Looking
still wistfully along the distant road
Isabel caught sight of a horsemen riding
She went down quietly from the rock
and toward homo, her face very pale.
Tho wind had increased, and blew now
with a great volume of sound, so that
with it and the sigh of the trees, and the
swash of the sea, she did not hear the
swift-falling hoofs along the path, till
they ceased close beside her, and the rider
flung himself to the ground. He was a
tall, and bronzed, and stately.
"Isabel Moor!" he exclaimed, "have
you no welcome for your cousin Raleigh?"
"My cousin Raleigh?"
"You don't know me, then? I should
known you anywhere."
"How could I? I thought you were
far away. I am glad to see you, cousin
"You aro pale and tired, and perhaps
unhappy too. I shall lift you upon my
horse.   It is a long walk to the house."
He placed her in the saddle and walked beside her. It was the old, sweet
tenderness of manner that she did not
half appreciate years ago. The sense of
being protected and cared for was new
and delicious."
"So you are come back from India?"
she said.
"I am come back.    Are you glad?"
"I am glad, cousin Raleigh. You know
I havo no friend so near as yon. The
rest arc all half-cousins."
Raleigh was brave and true, but poor.
and his cousin was half In love with Felix
Graymen, who wore a uniform and rejoiced in the title of captain, and was,
besides, handsome, gallant and agreeable,
while Raleigh, in his common moods.was
taciturn and absent, and never otherwise
than plain. And then, when upon re-
receiving a quick rejection, Raleigh had
ventured to remonstrate against the
Graymen match, she In all the pride and
passion of her eighteen years, had intimated quite plainly that Raleigh's preference was assumed, in order to win
the wide lauds of Moorfields for himself.
She remembered his answer:
"Is it possible you can accuse me of
such baseness, having known me all your
And then he turned and left her.stiing
to the quick, and she had not seen him
until now. And Felix Graymen grew all
at once Insipid and intolerable, so that
she was glad to disenchant him by her
Poor Felix! lie was married iu three
months to a beauty and a fortune, and
now strokes his moustache anil arrays
his line person in an elegant undress uniform in opulent leisure.
Suddenly she put her hand upon Raleigh's, where it rested upon the bridle
rein, saying:
"Stop a moment, Raleigh. Once in
these old woods I said something to you
which 1 had no right���no reason to sav.
I have been sorry ever since. 1 want you
to know that I am. If there is any
humiliation I could undergo to show you
my regret, I would not shrink from It.
I don't know what possessed me to wound
yon so."
"It was not your saying it that hurt
me���it was your thinking it."
"I did not think It," she cried vehemently. "I know���1 am sure that yon had
no such motive���that " hero it Hashed upon her that she was treading upon
delicate ground. She broke off in confusion and burst into tears.
Tiny were now at the house.
Old Gregory camo around the corner,*
stopped quite short at sight of him, and |
then took oil his cap  with   a   confused
sense of surprise anil delight.
"Bless my old eyes. If It ain't Master
Raleigh���grown such a line man too!
Whn'il a thought It?"
������So you're glad to see me come back?"
said Raleigh, cordially shaking hands
with the old man.
"That I am, Master Raleigh.    The old
place is lonesome most times.   It needs a
muster, it doos.    Miss Isabel   don't takej
lo any of the gallants��� morn's the pity!" !
said Gregory, iu pathetic tunes.
"Perhaps you don't know," said Ra-1
leigh, laughing, us he followed to the j
b tables.
"Moorfields is going to   ruin,"   replied
Gregory solemnly.    "Miss   Isabel   don't
understand  managing,     Mayhap   you.
know something about   how   things are!
going on?"
"Yes, I know," and Raleigh grew quite
"If you could help her, Master Raleigh," said tlie old man eagerly.
"Perhaps I can���I hope I can." And j
Raleigh walked gravely away.
' Up In her room Isabel was putting on i
her gala attire In a strange mood���with
! a   certain   carelessness   that her eager
i looks into the mirror belied.
The door opened and Blanche Montgomery sailed in, sweeping a stately
I courtesy.
"Pearl silk and mauve trimmings!
Quite recherche. But don't use those blue
(lowers; and don't, unless you want to
make a perfect fright of yourself, wear
those torquoise ornaments. These crimson lilies are just the thing for the dead
gold of your hair, and with them you
should wear the rubies. Now yon are
perfect, maclter."
"Who has come?" asked Isabel.
"Only the two Rawdons and the three
Leslies, and Harry Miles���boys, all of
them," said Blanche, with the contempt
of twenty-live for that interesting class.
"'Tis well they don't hear you. But
there's one come whom you haven't mentioned, and ho isn't a bov.
"Mv consin Raleigh," said Isabel, tho
slow color creeping over her face.
"Raleigh Moor?"
Down in the lofty, wainscoted parlor,
cool and fresh and beautiful, with its festive wreaths, odorous of the woods, and
all alight with tho great roaring fire that
llamed on the hearth, Raleigh Moor sat
alone. Like a vision in liis reverie, Isabel
glided in, welcomed him iu set terms to
Moorfield's, presented cousin Blanche,
and then, still quiet and graceful, took
her place as hostess.
And so by twos they went out Intu the
great dining-room, and sat down to supper. Raleigh looked across the long table
where Isabel sat, beautiful and qiilet.not
forgetful of anybody, but scarcely mingling iu tlie merriment.
There were toasts drunk in mirth and
in earnest. By-and-by Blanche lifted a
glass in her Illy white hand:
"Here is to the mistress of Moorfields."
and Isabel touched the Bohemian glass
to her lips and smiled, and bowed her
"Now," cried Harry Miles, "let us toast
the future master of Moorfields, whoever
and wherever he is."
It was done with a great deal of jesting, all joining excepting Raleigh.
"Your cousin Raleigh does not join us,
Isabel," replied Blanche pointedly.
He made no reply, for Isabel had risen,
and waited for him to open the door.
Blanche went back to the drawing-
room with Harry Miles, biting her lip
with vexation.
"Now we shall have some moro games,
I suppose," said the young man. "I propose bllndmau's buff."
"Oh, of all things!" cried Blanche, who
two hours ago, had declared that she detested games of all sorts. "It will be
such a capital revenge to catch Lord
Raleigh at fault," she said under her
But to her chagrin, "my Lord Raleigh" declined to bo caught at a disadvantage, and Blanche's discontent was
at its height when old Gregory entered,
and sough his mistress, speaking to her
in a low tone.
"Is Mr. Beardsby arrived?" exclaimed
Isabel, In astonishment.
"Yes, ma'm," said Gregory, "he Is
come, and he wants especially to see you
A dread foreboding of ovll swept over
Isabel. In a moment she smiled at it.
What had she to fear? She had no dear
ones to lose. She moved towards the
door.    But Raleigh stood in her path.
"Let me see Mr. Beardsby in your
"Oh. Raleigh, what has happened?"
"Yes. She must know it, I fear she
must," he said, as If forgetting her
They walked along the corridor, and
were now opposite tlie library whereMr.
Beardsby was sitting. Hearing voices,
that gentlemen opened the door and
looked out, made a profound obeisance
to Raleigh Moor, and invited him to bo
present at the confereu ce, "as indeed,"
said the lawyer blandly, "you have every
right to be."
"No, I thank you," said Raleigh, and
tho door closed upon Isabel and Mr.
"My dear young lady," said tlie lawyer,
Standing before the lire, witli  his hands
behind his back.  "I am  extremely sorrv
to disturb your festivities,  but nothing !
but my asstlrauoe that you  would wish !
lo act promptly in the. matter,  Induced I
me to make this journey at the present i
������I   am   much   obliged   to   vou,   Mr. !
Beardsby.     You   have   something   un-!
pleasant to say to me?   Certainly. 1 wish
to know  it   ut  once,"   returned Isabel,
"My deur .Miss Isabel, it is a most com- j
plicated ruse." said tlie  lawyer, rubbing
his hands in  professional delight at the:
entanglement.    "lam not sure that we !
might  make   such   a   formidable show
of    authorities   us   would   induce    him
to  enter   a   nolle  prosequi,   provided   lie,
wished to push it.    English law���"
Isabel stopped on the threshold of that
ponderous theme.
"Please tell me what it is all about."   ]
And at last the facts forced their wav
through his circumlocutions.
She was not the mistress of Moorlands.
All old paper had been discovered, authentic and indisputable, entailing the
estate and Its appurtenances upon her
cousin Raleigh. And all these five years !
she had been living as if she were the '
heiress. She listened, in a kind of apathetic resignation, to Mr. Beardsby's
prolix explanations. Only one thing was
quite clear to her. Raleigh must have
his own way without delay.
After liulf-iiii-hour had passed. Mr.
Beardsby went down stairs. Be found
Raleigh walking up und down the hull.
"Sho sent me to ask you to come to
her." said the lawyer.
In another moment Raleigh was standing by her looking down into her palo
"I know���Mr. Beardsby has told inc.
You did not mean I should know. It
was like you, but that would not do, Raleigh. 1 shall givo up Moorlahds to you
at once."
"What do yon take me for, Isabel?
Moorfields shall always be your home, If
you will. I came here to usk you to bo
for ever lis mistress. You refused your
love to me years ago���ivill you give it to
me now? I came all the way from India
to ask you that question."
Her proud head was lifted, a wave of
color swept over the beautiful haughty
face. She drew buck a stop, all her prldo
showing in tlie gesture.
"It Is enough, I am answered,"he said.
"At least, you will remain until aftor
these festivities are past. 1 cannot turn
your guests���I bog your pardon���my
guests out of doors. I must beg you to
assist me In entertaining them. So much
even a rejected lover may ask," he continued, bitterly.
"1 will stay, willingly," said Isabel.
"I asked Mr. Beardsby to explain it to
them downstairs. If you go down, I
think you will receive their congratulations."
She did not mean it as a taunt, but it
hurt him sorely. He strode out ot the
library in angry silence. Isabel dropped
iu a corner of the sofa, covering her faco
with her hands, and sobbing.
Down stairs they were talking the matter over the next day.
"So the master of Moorfields declined
to drink his own health," said Blanche,
in her sharp way. "It was very sensible, considering all things. Now the
question arises, who is to be the mistress
of Moorfields?"
"Miss Isabel would do admirably,"
said Harry Miles.    "I wonder if Mr. Ra
Raleigh lying on the groundstunued and
bruised, with his hands scorched, his
garments blackened���but not dead. God
had nut required that sacrifice.
Tho yeur went by. Moorfields house
is stately and beautiful; and Raleigh is
its master and Isabel is its mistress.
Lion is well cared for. and receives tho
sweetest food, softest housing and teuder-
est earessings from day to day, by the
gentle white hands of Isabel.
Pacific Coast Oysters.
Tacoma West Coast Trade: Washington
is bound to populate the natural beds
with which she is blessed with the large
and juicy eastern oyster, and there are
a large number of experiments under
process at the present time with this end
in view, most of whicli are proving successful.   The   work   on   the  Sound   Is
, ���  i   ���,, n ,.   . ,, . , ,.     ,   ,,    i largely the result of private enterprise,
leigh Moor will find that out? I've half a ! Ullt,   w,���       harbor"the United States
mind to suggest it to him. " I fish  commission wi
Do so, I beg,   returned Blanche, mis
next  spring, place
I a large number of oysters, brought from
Chesapeake Bay, Long Island Sound and
Plymouth,   Mass.    The   difficulty   of  a
low  temperature   ot   water  can,  it   Is
thought; be overcome by planting an ex-
'. cessively large number and have enough
' left,  even   after   a   portion   have   succumbed,   to   insure   propagation.      Although it Is highly desirable   that  the
eastern oysters should  become u perma-
! neut resident of  these  waters, the   unlive product is not to be despised, and is
steadily Increasing in popularity. Shoal-
water Bay makes constant shipments to
San Francisco and   Portland, while the
Olympla oyster is a well-known commodity witli every denier on the Sound and
Portland,  tho latter city  taking   fully
15(1 sacks a week, at $3.75 a sack Wholesale.    .1.   ('.   Ilnrr.   one   shipper,   ulone
nays 82,000 cash to men who gather the
i crop.
Vernon Commonayc.
Tho first of the sales of lands on the
commonage at Vernon caused considerable interest, and resulted In the land
disposed of being distributed in quite a
number of hands, the Gov,eriiincet having arranged that it should be offered in
small blocks.
According to the Vernon News thesule
commenced on Thursday last in the
court-house, and a knot of would-be-
purchasers were gathered about with
catalogues and maps In hand ready to
make an onslaught when the proper time
came. Mr. Davles, city clork and
auctioneer, wielded tho hammer, and
Mr. L. Norris acted as clerk. A commencement was made upon the lots
lying down towards Long Lake, In the
vicinity of the wagon road. For all
plots having a lake frontage the upset
price was $10 per acre, and for those
back from the water the price was $2.50
per acre. The first lot sold was an acre
plot overlooking the lake, which was
bought by Capt. Viddler for tlie upset
price of $10. The price was not heavy
and the lot was a solid investment. The
full amount of land sold was somewhere
in the neighborhood of 1,365 acres,
divided among twenty  purchasers,  the
The hours went by. Raleigh held long
conferences witli Mr. Beardsby, and at
last that gentlemen went up to town.
The next day vanished In purple mist
I that swept up from the sea, and folded
itself around the setting sun. The twilight, grew into an almost starless night.
A wan, gray cloud spread slowly up over
half the heavens. A few Hakes of snow
fell, foretelling of tlie storm close ut
At midnight, some one opened the massive hall door, and let himself out into
the night. The great black mastiff arose,
and stretched himself in liis kennel, us
the intruder passed tlie dour, lint Lion
knew him well, lie had galloped after
him over ihe moors when the tall man
was a boy. Tlie horse standing in the
.stable knew his muster's footsteps, and
gave a low neigh of pleasure,rubbing liis
cold nose along his sleeve.
He led the horse down to tlie gate, and
then, springing into the saddle, cantered
swiftly down the highway, the soft turf
by the edge of the avenue deadening the
tramp of hoofs. Then he looked buck.
The old, gray stone pile was still and
dark, except where a faint glimmer from
one small window In the right wing stole
out into the night.
It was a gloomy night. No person except one familiar with the country,
would have found it easy to pick his way
over the seven miles that lay between
Moorfields and the nearest station. But
Raleigh Moor knew every inch of the
way. Ho had traversed it when a boy���
never thinking that heshould ever carry
away from Moorfields so heavy a heart
as now beat in his breast. Three miles
off there rose a high hill, from which the
old house was plainly seen. Climbing
the summit, Raleigh drew rein, and
and turned to take a last look at Moorfields.
Instantly, with a sudden exclamation,
he rose up in the saddle, gazing eagerly,
scarcely knowing whether he were awake
or dreaming. The black pile rose far off
against the sky, and from the windows
thut hud been closed nnd dark, red banners of flame weroflung out in the night. I amount realized being about $5 700.
And while lie looked, the great front I The heaviest purchaser was Commander
blazed out in one red cloud of fire. j Carew, who bought in all 444 acres, the
Raleigh Moor wheeled   his horse and largest block being 247 acres, and the
galloped madly back towards Moorfields. | most put Up at any time being a 40-acre
It wus n terrible ride. The road was all
alight now. No need to pick one's wav
carefully, avoiding garden and feu. No
need for stealthy movements now. Ou
witli u tramp, and a clatter, and a dreadful. hourt-brcuUiiig fear that it would be
tO'j late!
All sound asleep in tlie old house, he
thought. Oh, if the flames cut off the
stairways, and lie was not Ijiere! As lie
drew uoiircr. the grim battlement-' and
old feudal symbols stood out distinct, iin-
Solitude as an Agent In Education.
In tracing the career of others who
have done more than I for human progress, the tendenc" to formulate the
best. In solitude becomes apparent of
each one. Ooethe found the quiet of
early morning most favorable for composition; the teeming brains of the great
physicist Helmholtz and the inatlioma-
ticinn (innsz marked as most productive
harmed by the hissing, fiery tonguesitliat:the silent hours or walks abroad In
leaped around ami caressed them. Each sunny weather: the universe opened to
window was the portal to  a  cavern of Kant on solitary  wanderings, and  the
I famous   electrician.   Werner    Siemens,
j aftor being Incarcerated in a fortress as
lire. The quaint faces above the cornices
looked down iu strango mockery. Every
object in the lurid foreground was fully
outlined���the crowd of servants running
hither and thither in wild alarm, the
little group who had escaped from the
building, and Harry Miles' tall figure
trying to organize some efficient service.
And now he hoard the cries of the women, and the lutid buying of the old
mastiff from his kennel. In another I
moment he was among them, nsklngwlth '
pallid lips:
Where is Isabel?"
No one knew. Her room was in the
right wing. It. might be possible to pass j
the stairways, but there were the long I
corridors to traverse; tlie apartments!
were, doubtless, tilled witli smoke; oven j
the Humes wore belching from the
dows just below Isabel'.'.
"Unloose tlie dog!"
Willi trembling lingers, old (Iregorv
Unchained the mastiff, and,at a cull from
Raleigh, the noble creature bounded   to
his side.
lie rit'i round to the rear of the build-
lug.    Here was u  narrow stairway yet
"Now, Lion, find your mistress!"
Lion whined around   liini.   eying  him
punishment for a duel, declared thut it
wus with regret lie regained his freedom
from an imprisonment, in which work
and thought had reaped incredible benefit from solitude. Sheep and geese become restless when separated from tho
flock; the eagle and lion seek iso'ntiou.
From quint and solitude spring the
greatest thoughts. Inventions and compositions of art; hence their potentiality
in character formation.���George Boors
J iu Forum.
Ait Ingenious  Indian.
Fort Rupert Johnnie is an Indian of un
inventive turn of mind who is nt present,
registered at headquarters in Stronuch-
wltl" I villo. His visit to the city is for tlie
i purposes of gain, and tlie method he
proposes to adopt lu enriching himself
Is explained lu a neatly written notice
udornluc the roof of a skilfully carved
dance house which ho yesterday exhibited
to ii ;i admiring audience. This little
building is a perfect model of a northern
Indian council house, and within It contains 230 curved and costumed figures,
with forty different kinds of images ii:
four rows, besides many models of gods,
with an intelligent wistful luce, and j each linving some particular power as-
when Raleigh sprung up tho stairs, leap- i signed to him. All the many grotesque
ed forward, ami followed close behind. ! figures are arramjednn strings and wires
Tho air was hot nnd suffocating. Great I and take part in the Tumonns or Winter
clouds rolled out, and blinded and chok-; dunce���a distinctiue festival of the tribe,
ed him. Still Raleigh pressed forward, , Johlinlo offers the Ingeniously construct-
exploring room after room, calling upon . ed attraction for sale, asking  $100 cash
her name, und urging on the dog in tlie
At length Lion bayed loudly, cleared
at a leap a narrow river of lire, and disappeared in the smoke. Raleigh followed, and found himself in n little room
remote from tho main wing, and as yet
quite secure. A gleam of white gar-(
ments in i cornel'���a tender, despairing
"Oh, Raleigh. Raleigh,  my  love! why
did vou come?    You cannot help me."
She flung herself Into his arms, her,
beautiful hair pushed wildly back from
her face, white ns death.     The terrible
glare of the lire was over them both.   It [
lit Raleigh's face, grown strangely proud '
nnd full of joy.
"Y'ou love me then!"
Ho held her in his arms and kissed the
wan cheok and fair hair, All at once'
she knew that he loved her. that he al-
ways loved her. that ho always would ;
love hor! Oh. the fervid tenderness that
80 appealed to her for answer! It came
warm and quick from a full heart.
A smile wus in liis eyes.     No,  it wus
not too lute.   Yield to the, lire-fiend now?
for it,or will exhibit it
at 50 cents per
From Victoria Colonist:-��� The work of
exploration which the Government surveyors are constantly and quietly doing
is already producing results highly beneficial to the Province. These surveyors
are rhowing the world that the country
which was looked upon as almost, if not
altogether uninhabitable, contains great
natural riches. Attention hus already
been directed to Ihe newly opened up
country in tlie north. We are told that
people are visiting Nechaco and are
pleased with what they lind there. The
weather, even at this lato season, is
"charming." The land is fertile, producing the nourishing bunch-grass so
high as to reach the horses' heads. The
visitors lire so well pleased with the
country that they intend to return to it.
bringing with them settlers of tlie best
kind. And this, we confidently believe,
is only the beginning of lnrgn und flourishing settlements In that northern
country. As the surveyors proceed with
their work, it will bo seen that there are
not only minorals in that northern coun-
It was not possible! He picked up hor try. but that it contains largo areas of
shawl from the floor, wrapped her in it, K00Ci farming and grazing land that
and then drenched himself and her in ; wnen cultivated and occupied, will pro-
water. Only one or two raging gulfs of duce sustenance for a largo population,
lire to cross, und beyond, safety���if dod Tho  Government,  in   opening   up   the
Isabel never knew how sho was o.ar-
rlod again into the blessed air of hoavon.
Sho camo back from her  swoon to  lind
opening up
country, are doing a good work, and the
money expended on the surveys will, wo
are satisfied, before long yield a liberal
roturn to tho Province. Id 3
A Nation of Tea-Drinkers.
Wo are a nation of tea drinkers; we
consume about five and a half pounds
of tea leaf por year, which, when made
Into a beverage, produces about 37 gallons of tea. The question is beginning
to arise���are wo a nation of tea-drinkers? For are not only we yielding with
all the weakness of the inebriate to tho
dissase of nerve and stomach, which
excessive tea drinking brings in its train,
but we aro developing that Indifference
to quality which is the crowning mark
of Indulgence, the point of severance
between the gourmand and the connoisseur. Sir Andrew Clark's condemna-1
tion of Indian tea created a brief reaction in favor of the Chinese leaf, but It
did not last long. China tea proved too
delicate in flavor for palates vitiated by
the coarser products of Assam, and tea-
dealers say that after a week or two the
���demand died away, and consumers returned to their old familiar blends. Tea
has always been popular in England,
even when its price was enormously high,
and when a moralist condemned its consumption as a "filthy custom," to be explained as a growing wickedness of the
nations. This gentleman, Mr. Henry
Savile, writing to a friend, speaks with
indignation of those who "call for tea
instead of pipes and bottles after dinner,
a baso, unworthy Indian practice, and
whicli I must admire your niostCliristuiu
family for not admitting." What would
this old-fashioned Cliristain of 1887 say
to our modern temperance societies and
their endless lea-drinking? But, Indeed,
It almost seems as if tt new tempera nee
would have to rise to lead u crusade
against our favorite beverage, und reformers should petition parliaments In'
crease the duty on tea. By far the
larger part of tlie tea we drink is now
the product of India and Ceylon, From
a pound of Indian ten you can make
seven nnd one-half gullons of infusion;
from one pound of Chinese ten only live
gallons. This consideration is likely to
weigh with the average housekeeper,
who appreciates an Immediate effect on
her purse more than a remote effect on
the digestions of her household. The
result is that nearly 75 per cent, of our
tea is of Indian and Cingalese growth.
The teas are, moreover, cheaper than
the China leaf, and as thoy are thus
doubly tempting, they have attained a
dangerous popularity. We drink more
tea than our parents; we take it oftner,
stronger and of coarser quality. Tho
results aro less obvious than those of
alcholic Intoxication, but not less serious;
and in truth the. time may not be far
distant when the earnest principles of the
new temperance will plead with us with
tears In their oyes: "Givo up this accursed tea and take to cocon, or even beer."
���The Hospital.
try me once an see fer yersef!   O Lawd, J
sen my ole niarse dis way to tak me out
o' dls yer gum tree!   I 'clare if de wolf-
sos do gwine away from heah,  I knin't
get down, 'kas I's so stiff from de dew on
me.   I's skinched tight in  de crotch ob j
de gum tree.   O Lawd, tak good kynh ob
poh littlo Sally an Zip, for Gawd's sake. |
'���Honey, 1 know do Lawd heah dat
chile, for jls den she heah a soun: 'T-o-o-t!
T-o-o-ot!' 'Twuz de hohn, an den niarse'
voice caliin,'Sa-l-ly! Sa-l-ly!' Fust she
t'ink 'twuz Gawd talkin to her, an say
sof'ly: 'Yas, Lawd! Heah I is! Iloahlis!'
laik she's skeered; but when it kern agin:
'T-o-ot! To-o-ot! Sa-l-ly! Sa-l-ly!' she
knowed it wuz her deah ole marse, and
sho holler louder an gladder���but hoa'so
an oroupy laik: -Heah I Is, ole marsoJ
Heah I is, ole niarse!' And Zip he bark
and bark   till   olo   marse wuz under de
J gum tree wid nil do plautnshiin niggas.
"Day had to fight deni wolfses hard, I
kin tell yo\ but at las' dey's all skeert
I away.
"Den big Sam went up dat tree an got
| dat noli little chile an Zip, Sally hoUerin
I wid oe roomatlz pain.
"Olo marse say, his voice all shaky,
'lining dat poh chile to me,' an Sum ho
1 lays her in ole marse's arms, don leads
de boss, gentlo an sorry laik troo do
woods home.    Sum he suys de tears roll
I down ole marse's face, and ho kep' saying: 'Poh little chile! Poh little chile!'
"Sully   she   hud   roomatlz   fever���de
' miserys all ober de poh little body. Her
mammy an ole miss miss her well  agin,
: ihiL In ile quarters, but in de grc't
bouse, und she neber wuz sodreil'ul snssy
"She's dead an' gone, un' so's ole marse
nn' miss, but yo' is heah an'  I  is heah.
I We nil's bin servin you alls ever since,
nu' r.ller(s will, please Gawd, till Gabrul's
trumpet soun's.
"Now, yo' kiss mammy an' go for to
"Our blessed Lawd ari' de angels is
watchin' over Irfs little \V'Ite lam's���yes,
an'black ones, too, for dey's both kin's.
'Sh-sh-sh-sh dere, now���'sh-sh'*hj8bl''
The rocking ehatrccased swaying back
and forth; the child was gontly placed
on the cool bed and th'* linen sheetdrawn
softly up over the litfflfe' white gowned
Runnericuil Sally.
"Mammy,.won't you toll ine'boutRuii-
nerway Sally? It's so hot I cannot go
to sleep!"
"Well, wen mah gre't-gre't-gran'-mam-
my wuz a little gal, 'bout like yo', Ten-
nyssee wuz a wild place, full o' bars and
wolfses and warinints till you couldd't
rest fer de racket dcy made in de nighttime. '
"Yo' gre't-gre't-grc't-gran'papy wuz
ole marse. jes laik yo' gran'pappy is ole
marse now on dis yore very plantashun.
"Little Sally (my gre't-gre't-grnn'-
mammy, yo' know) wuz de peartest an
sassiest an cutest little niggah in de
place. Ole marse he laik her kase she
hain't skeert o' nottin', not even him.
"One day he scold hor fer bein so
sassyj an she says to him as peart as yo'
please. 'I's gwine to run away, old
marse!' An he looks at her as he jumps
on his gran black boss an lulls hard, his
eyes twinkle as he says, 'I wud if I wuz
yo', yo' sassy little baggage; but if yo'
goes dis ebenin, be suah yo' tikes yo'
yaller pup Zip, kase we'd feel so mighty
bad if he wuz heah to remind us ob yo'
all de time.' Don, wid annuder luff, he
gallops off, neber t'inkln no nifrh what
Sally says.
"Sally she stan dere a long tiftie
t'inkln. Den she says: 'Cum on, Zip, I
don't guess yo an me's wanted heah no
moh.' Den she goes to de quarters an
gits a chunk ob cohn pone an dey goes
off inter de wild woods whar olo marse
himself wud'a'bin skeered.
"Well, on an on dey goes till de dark,
dark night set in. Den Sally she gits
kinder skeered, for far aways off she
heahs de bars growl, jes laik dis yere,
so, 'Mo-o-o-o' and 'gra-o-owl!' Den do
wolfses dey 'gins to bark, laik dis yere,
jis so, 'Bow, wow, wow, wow!' only ob
course hit seemed worsern' dat; so
mighty sollem and fierce laik hit wuz.
Hit skcers me mos' to deft now to t'ink
how mighty bad hit wuz'.
"Dat poh little niggah, she sits down
on de grotin an erics fer a mliinut. Zip
he know dose drefful noises means trub-
ble, an he whines an licks Sally's face.
Sally, she kiss him an sav: 'Zip, we all
goin to be et all up���et right up an our
brtnes scruncheled up by deni wicked
bars and wolfses. I's a poh little niggah
child, an yo' Is a little yaller niggah pup,
hut thttt'hain't no matter to dem critters. In de dark dey won't know we alls
'longs to ole marse. Dey'll take us fo'
poh w'ite trash! Den down dey'll chaw
'���She snivelled all over, laik she's cold.
Den she t'inks ob dat cohn pone, an she
says, 'Zip, lo's et de cohn pone oursefs,
nelse de bars'll git'dat too.
"So dem poh mites dcy et it all up. I
guess dey don't hatter havo any water to
drink, 'twuz so soaked wid tears. Dey
felt better after dey had et, but de grow-
lln an barkln of de burs an wolfses kep1
soun'en nearer. Sally, she t'ink she had
better dumb up do big gum tree, to bo
safer, yo' know. She. didn't have no
clo'es on to boddcr her, But her pinafore, an dat she take often her an tlo
Zip up in hit. Den she slung him miner
back an lie hit agin roun her neck, an
'gin to cllm' 'way 'way up to do top ob
de gum tree, an dere sho stay all dat
dark, drefful night. She didn't get no
chance to gwine to sleep, for de wolfses
foun her out, and dey barked an
scratched an fout wid derselfs ali de
time. How glad dat niggah chile feel
when de. mawnln broke in all hits glory!
But dere wuz dem wolfes yit, a-fitln to
git utter.   Den Sailv says:
" 'Zip, I's on'y scd my pra'rs sof laik.
Now I's gwine to holler, coso ho kaln't
heah me wid dem wolfses all yawpin so
down dere! llucciini I's forgot to holler
a pru'r befo?'
"Den Sally holler out, loud an high:
������ '0 Lawd Gawd A'niiglity! Heah I
is���heah I is���poll little niggah Sally, an
Zip Is wid me���Zip what hain't nevor
been snssy laik me���rigli up heah on do
top ob a big gum tree. De. wild beasteses
is on de groun. Dey's waitin to et mo an
Zip. 0 Lawd. don't you lettum. I's a
sassy chile���but I won't no mob!   Yo jls
Valparaiso, Oct. 27. ��� The damage
caused by the eruption of th��i volcano of
Calbuca is incalculable. Many residents
have been compelled to abandon their
houses because of the great volumes of
ashes and volcanic cinders whicir havo
fallen. Hundreds of acres of gi'bwing
crops havo been ruined by tho fall of
lava. Affairs in the Provinces of Santa
Fe and Tiickman are so serious as tocall'
for tho intervention of Congress, whifiH
has been asked.
Toronto, Oct. 27.���The McCarthy campaign will be pushed withvigor during tho
next few weeks. Demonstrations will be
held In South Perth, North Grey and
North Bruce, at which meetings candidates will probably be chosen to contest
these constituencies. A notable feature
in connection with the meetings will be
nn address from Rev. Dr. Wild, late pastor of the Bond street Congregational
church in this city, who has given his
formal adherence to the McCarthy programme.
The correspondent of the United Press,
writing under date of October 19 from
Honolulu, says the condition of the Miowera remains unchanged since last advices. In tho absence of heavy weather
she will probably suffer no further injury, A proposal to flout her has- been
accepted by the agents for something
under 820,000/ It is proposed to do. the
work with the aid of pontoons. A court
of inquiry has been held into the cause
of the disaster, the British consul presiding, and Captain Stott acquitted of all
The site of another beautiful villa has-
been brought to light in the Roman city
of Caerwent, in Monmouthshire. A little
to' the northwest of Caerwent church the
building of some cottages had been commenced, when the workmen struck upon
some mosaic pavement. The architect
used every effort for the preservation of
the beautiful ancient work, and gave
directions for further excavation work
to be cautiously carried out. Under his
direction a large portion of the site of a
high class Roman villa has been unearthed. A coin of Vespasian was found
among the ruins. The Roman nettle
grows on the site.
.lefforsonville, Ind., Oct. 28.���James E.
Stone, the self-confessed murderer of the
Wratten family, appears contented now
that he has given out his third, and what
he says is his last, confessiou. He says
he has placed his faith in God, and that
when ho dies ho will meet his victims iu
heaven. Stone dislikes to undergo trial
lest he be mobbed while it is In progress.
Yesterday he spoko in tender tones of
his wife, and said It was womanly in her
to betray him and give her evidence to
the grand jury. When he posed for his
picture yesterday ho said one of them
must be sent to his wife.
St. .lohn, NHd., Oct.- 27.���P. T. Mc-
Grath, editor of the Herald, was violently assaulted on Tuesday night by
Robert Thorbiirn, son of Sir R. Thor-
burn, formerly Premier and lato loader
of tho Opposition lu tho Newfoundland
Parliament. The cause of the assault
was the publication of articles against
Thorburn's father In the Herald. The.
assault was unexpected. Thorburn took
his victim at a disadvantage and attacked him while ho was bending over a
writing desk. Thorburn hit him with a
heavy bludgeon, boating him senseless.
Mclirath, who had beon alone In the
office, was carried homo unconscious and
attended by two physicians. Ills Injuries are extremely serious. Thorburn was
arrostod and held for trial in the supreme
court. McGrath is said to havo beon assaulted earlier In the day by a hoodlum
paid by Thorburn's party, but cseaped
with slight injuries.
Nanainio, Oct. 28.���J. McGregor, J.
Graham and F. Parks wero successful
In locating tho band of elk as reported
by the Alberni mail carrier. They had
gone about forty miles from Naualmo
when they saw seven elk. To creep'up
to them was not so easily accomplished,
but the hunters were so eager that thoy
did not think of tho law restricting tho
killing of cows, and so blazed away and
shot three, two of which turned out to
be cows, the othor a fine bull. Information was given to tho police, and yesterday the three hunters had to appear beforo Magistrate Planta, who fined them
$25 and $8 costs each. Tho two cows
were confiscated and sold bv auction.
Next time the trio go after elk thoy will
take caro tho sex of tho gamo Is covered
by the law.
Mcdonald bros
Hungarian Flour $4.75 per Barrel.
Granulated Sugar 15 lbs. for $1.00.
Yellow Sugar 1 6 lbs. for $1 .OO.
Currants 12 lbs. for $1.00.
Raisins 12 lbs. for $1 .OO.
American Coal Oil $1.60 per Can.
All Other Goods at Equally Low Prices for Cash.
Gash   must  accompany   all
Mcdonald  brothers,
720 Columbia Street, New Westminster, B. C. 8
Great Excitement of the People.
Chicago, Oct. 28.���An unknown man
made his appearance at the residence of
Mayor Carter Harrison at 8 o'clock this
evening, and without warning, opened
fire on the mayor with a revolver, inflicting wounds from which Mr. Harrison
died at 8:25 o'clock.
Later���the name of the assassin Is
Prendergast. He was at one time employed on tho Chicago police force, and
has been trying for some time to get
back on the force. The residence of the
lato mayor at Ashland Boulevard and
Jackson street, Is surrounded at this
hour by an intensely excited mob of people, attracted by the news of the shooting, which spread in the immediate
vicinity with great rapidity. Prendergast was taken into custody within a
few minutes after he had fired tho final
shot, by a police officer who is stationed
at the corner near the mayor's residence. The officer showed great presence of mind und before those in the immediate neighborhood could realize tlie
full extent of the trugedv, the prisoner
was hustled to a patrol box and within a
few minutes wus on his way to tho central police station, where lie is now confined under a heavy guard. There is no
question that liis life would have been
taken if lie had boon allowed to remain
near the scene of the crime ten   minutes
longer, The man's actions before the
shouting wore not such as tn attract attention, but his talk anil manner since
he was put under arrest, leave no doubt
us to his insanity.
When the   news uf   Mayor
assassination   reached    tlie  down-town
streets, immense crowds gathered around
the  newspaper  buildings, rending  the
bulletins posted from lime   ti
eager   interest.    The   bulldlii
pursuit. Young Mr. Harrison stopped
lorn? enough to inform his neighbors of
the terrible affair, and then started in
pursuit of the murderer. Mr. and Mrs.
Chalmers hastily entered the house; Mr.
Chalmers at once making a pillow of his
overcoat which he placed under Mr.
Harrison's head. "I have been shot and
cannot live," said the mayor, as he
gasped for breath. l-You won't die,"
said Mr. Chalmers, "you have only been
shot In the abdomen." "No, I have
been shot In the heart and know I cannot live," was the reply. These wore
the last words of the mayor. Ho Immediately became unconscious, and died
at 8:25 o'clock.
The murderer pursued by the coachman, ran along AshhAid Avenue toward
Monroe street at a break-neck pace.
Coming to Monroe streot, he turned to
the east, and started for the city. The
pursuer, who had been roinforeed hy an
officer and several citizens, gained rapid
ly on  their   man.   On   they sped   until
Desplaines street was reached, when the   ninth, of Germany.
hunted man again turned to the north I rendered the "Star
thousands took up the refrain. Three
times and once it was repeated, and as
the voices instinctively died down the
refrain echoed like a requiem through
the streets and shrubbery:
"Should uuld acquaintance be forgot
And tlie days of Aulii Laiife- Syne?"
In Festival hall the exercises were
simple, but at the same time impressive.
"America" was rendered by the orchestra, and after a brief prayer had been
offered an address was delivered by ex-
Senator T. W. Palmer, president of the
World's Columbian Exposition. Then
the band played "Dixie" and Director-
General Davies in a short but appropriate address presented to President Hig-
ginbothani a list of the awards that had
been made iu the various departments.
After more music the awards wore presented to the representatives of the American exhibitors, and the samo programme was followed with the foreign
exhibitors, prefaced by an address from
Imperial Commission General von Wer-
After the band had
Spangled   Banner"
and in a few moments had reached the j there were addresses by John C. Wynian,
Desplaines street police station. He | on behalf of the State Commissioners.
walked iu and approached the Sergeant j und by President Palmer for the Nation
al the desk, lie was about to speak
when tlie foremost of his pursuers
rushed breathless into the station.
"Lock thut man up," said tlie coachman, "he has killed Mayor Harrisou."
lu nu instant the sergeant wus out from
behind liis desk, und catching hold of
the man's arm, pulled him within the
wire enclosure as though to preserve his
life from a crowd which wus gathering
wiiii astonishing rapidity. Without
waiting to register the   prisoner, he
Harrison's' quickly taken buck und   placed  behind
' tbo burs.   The stution wus then cleared
of the excited people  and   the sergeant
went for a talk with the prisoner.    "My
,j1||(, w M|  t name is  Eugene Jl'utriek Prendergast."
nu(.uj(,(l ; said he. iu answer to  the  lirst   inquiry
1 '     ' "Do
by the Timet, of which Mr. Harrison "was '',"" yo"
proprietor, is ut this hour the gathering IU:1'11 ll;im"l;'
place of tlie most excited throng and
murmurs against the life of tho assassin
are heard on every hand. A Republican
meeting, held in the interest of tho judicial candidates in this county, wus in
session at the Turner Hall at 8 o'clock
this evening, the house being uncomfortably crowded. Ex-lloveruor Richard
J. Oglesby was in the midst of an address when the announcement of the
mayor's death was made. The north
side is the great German section of this
city, and has always been the stronghold of Mr. Harrison's political supporters. Party lines have been obliterated
in this section when Mr. Harrison was a
candidate for oflice; the "Carter Harrison" men, as they were known, flocked
to the standard of their idol by thousands, and all opposition vanished.
Mayor Harrison's great hold on tho people of this city was never better illustrated than it was in the manner in
which the announcement of the death
was received by this gathering of mon
called together to work for his political
opponents. Mr. J. V. Parwoll, tho
wealthy dry goods merchant of this city,
arose and in a voice filled with emotion
said: "Another murder to be avenged."
The reputation of the man, and his manlier forbid tlie thought that ho intended
to counsel lynching. Nevertheless, the
utterance was taken up instantly by tlie
hundreds present, and as if by mutual
understanding, thoy nrose in a body and
without formal adjournment, marched
out of the building, and headed for the
west side, the home of the late magistrate. From all parts of the city bodies
of men have been collecting and moving
towards tlie scene of the murder und toward the City Hall. Wherever tlie news
became known, a small group of men,
astonished at what they had heard, got
together to discuss the event and as if
by rimiiiion impulse, started on their way
to the City Ball where the murderer was
most likely to be confined, or to the
mayor's residence. Thut the thought
uppermost in the minds of these men
was to take the life of the assassin, it
needed no questioning to discover. The
common movement at once alarmed the
authorities, and all the reserves were
massed In the heart of tho city. There
are grave foars that some outbreak may
occur before the night is passed, but despite the excited condition of the steadily increasing crowds, efforts will be
made to protect tbe prisoner from violence and it seems hardly possible that it
shall become necessary to remove him
from the city, the authorities can be
prevented from accomplishing such a
The incidents that led up to the killing show that it was premeditated and deliberately planned. At 7.15 o'clock this
evening, a man ran up the front steps of
Mr. Harrison's residence and rang the
bell. Mary Fansen, the servant, answered the bell, and the man outside
asked for Mr. Harrison. She said that
he would have to wait a moment, as Mr.
Harrison wus nsleep on the softt in the
parlor, nt the snine time going luck
through the hull lo cull him, leaving tlie
door open, in a moment Mr. Harrison
stepped from the parlor to the hall. In
an instant tlie innn had drawn u revolver und fired, the shot entering   the
know that you have killed
lid' tlie sorgetint.
"Yes, and 1 am glad of it," was the answer. "He promised to give me tho
Corporation Counselship, and has not
kept   his   promised word.
al Commission, the latter in closing liis
remarks said clearly and with emphasis:
"I now declare tlie World's Columbian
Exposition closed for lime and eternity." As he spoke the lust winds Professor Tompkins waved his baton, and,
as if moved by n sudden Inspiration, the
vast audience burst into sung in iic
strains of Auld Lang Syne. The still
greater audience on the exterior joined
in tlie refrain, tlie cannon on the lake
was I front Jboomod, tho hells in the belfry
rung u peal, the steamboats on the lake
und the smaller craft on the lagoons
turned steam on thoir whistles, und
amidst u conglomeration of enthusiastic
demonstrations the World's Columbian
Exposition liecnine officially u thing of
you live?"    "At CO!)   Jane  street, with
my mother," said the prisoner.
This ended the interview. The sergeant ut once telephoned the central
stution and in a few moments several
officers from that district wero at the
Desplaines station. A patrol was culled
after a few moments, and the prisoner
was brought to tho central station down
town. Here another examination was
hcid and the revolver, which had been
taken from the murderer at the Desplaines street station, was given into tho
keeping of the officer in charge. Shortly after 11 o'clock tho patrol wagon was
again brought into requisition, for tho
purpose of convoying the prisoner to tho
county jail. Tho news that the murderer had been apprehended spread
rapidly down town, and when the officers emerged from tho station in tlie big
county building, they found a crowd of
Little is being done in thoSiiuilkunieen,
"Where do i as capital is required to work tlie placers.
The Fast Kootonay placer claims have
been laid over till June 1, 1804.
The Bedrock Flume Co. are operating
on Rock creek in tho Okanagan country.
They have been working about two
months and are reported to havo good
It is reported in Nanainio, upon good
authority, that the Golden Eagle mine
nt China creek, known as Saunder's
claim, has been sold to a Victoria syndicate for SG0.000.
Gold Commissioner Cummlngs of Fast
Kootenay has located a wagon1 road to
Mark creek and St. Mary's district. Tho
route chosen was up Chorry crock and
across Lake creek' to Mark creek, a distance of 14 miles.
The Kood and Thompson group, on
Four-Mile creek, was recently bonded by
John Finch and Patsy Clark for $40,000.
A further bond of 510,000 has been placed
nearly 500 persons assembled about the
entrance to the station. Tlie prisoner j by tlie same parties on tlie Jenny Bind
was instantly brought back into the sta-j an adjoining claim. The Reed and
tion and a consultation held. Tlie offi-! Thompson was bonded by Messrs. Jow-
cers, fearing violence to their prisoner | ett anil Chadbournu for310,000 on behalf
from the crowd without, feared lo mako I of a London company, but itwasdropped
the trip-and asked for reinforcements.	
A detail of six was summoned and at 11:15
o'clock the prisoner closely guarded, was
, at the beginning of tlie silver slump.
J. D. McDonald, who has located two
\ fine ledges on the divide between the
Duncan und Lardeau, has been in Kaslo
I for a week under surgical treatment.
j lie brings a splendid sample of galena
i and  grey  copper  from   the. Glengarry
out of the station, hurried
through the long passageway to the
street and hustled into the wagon in a
jiffy.    The   officers  were   barely seated
beforo the wagon was in motion, and | claim, which assayed 400 ounces silver,
amid the inutterings of the crowd, he j 20 per cent, copper and about one ounce
was hurried off to the north side where : gold. The oro from the other group(the
he was lodged tn the county jail for safe j Sir John) also assayed high.    There aro
Close of the Great Fair.
Chicago, Oct. 30.���As the sun sets in
the west to-night, the flags that have
proudly floated in the breeze upon towering stalls, over buildings and entrance
gates, day in and day out since that
memorable May Day, when Grover Cleveland, as president of the United States,
declared tho World's Exposition opened,
will be furled in token that it is passing
into history, while a few hours later,
when the clocks are chiming the hour of
midnight, each passing stroke will be tho
death knell of what is claimed to be the
greatest, the grandest and most glorious
exposition of the world's art, and science
and manufacture that the universe has
so far seen. Perhaps, too, for many
weeks to como there will remain enough
and more than a sufficiency to tempt the
wayfarer into making the journey from
the business part of the city to that portion of tho sands of Luke Michigan,
where for six months tho White Metropolis has reigned supreme.
Tbe   booming of   cannon on the lake
front awakened the sleeping city at daylight, and less than an  hour thereafter
] the exodus to the  southward  limits was
in full swing.    Despite the fact that the
day had   not   been   declared a general
j holiday, it seemed us though  the  entire
j population of tlie city, together with a
half-million   of   transient   guests,   had
turned out to the  obsequies  of   the  ex-
ab-1 position.    At seven o'clock the terminals
domen just above the m val.    Two more i of the various steam, street railroads and
shots rang out an instant later, the lirst  elevated roads were besieged by crowds.
of which entered the mayor's body,
under the left arm, penetrating the
heart. Mr. Harrison, when the lirst
shot was Ilred, had started toward the
door, and the second shot struck him
when within u few feet of the assussln.
Mr. Harrison was so close to the muzzle
of the revolver when the third shot was
Ilred, thut   the   bullet   shattered one of
At 9 o'clock It was a simple case of traffic congestion. Men, women and children fought and toro and struggled for a
chance, not merely to get Inside of the
cars but to stand on the platforms, or
even to sit on the roofs. 11 was Chicago
day over aguin, only thut, for the time
being the pressure was more tremendous.   Down   at   the   fair   grounds   the
j over 1,000 tons of rich ore in sight.
The result of the season's work on the
North Star mine, recently bonded for
840,000, is reported as follows: The ore
body consisting of a mixture of carbonates and galena, has been exposed by
four cuts. No. 4 cut, about 150 feet
south of the shaft, shows lid feet of ore
from wall to wall. No. 3 cut shows 50
feet of oro, and two bodies of galonaeacb
about 10 feet wide. The other two cuts
present almost equally fine showings.
An average sample of the galena is
reported to have returned an assay of 71
Constable P. Miles had the Majestic
claim bonded to Mr. Pierce, and ho failed
to make up the bond. The Majestic is a
free milling gold properly located about
three-quarters of a mile west of the
Poorman mine. Tho lead shows two and
a half feet of clean quartz and is strong
and well defined. It has been traced for
a distance of 1,300 foet and stripped at
various points. Average assays givos
the ore a value of $25 per ton. Pierce
drove the tunnel in 140 feet and left 250
tons of oro on the dump, but his eastern
backers failed to come to time, and so
now tbe constable considers himself
I 810,000 ahead by tho fact.
The Kevelstokc Star says: Geo. Lafor-
me arrived down from Big Bend with his
pack train Sunday afternoon, bringing
several chamois leather bacs full of
nuggets from the Consolation placer
'nine on French creek. They were taking out S25 a day per man, having picked
up $200 worth of nuggets the day he left,
and tho previous nine days had netted
81,052 for four men. The gold is mostly
nuggets worth from 82 to 820 each. Gus
Lund's placer mine is looking up well.
Mr. Laforme and Pete Lavecquo loft
Wednesday for Big Bend. The snow
was lying a few Inches deep when thoy
left, but thoy found the snow deeper,
and further on found It impracticable to
proceed, so they turned round and came
. back, arriving here Thursday morning.
Subjoined Is a return  made from  the
the knuckles of his left  bund, the  pow-  forty-five entrance gates were kept on
der   burning the llesh.    Mr. llurrisou's   an eternal click from  the moment that
coachman, Who was  iu  the rear of the  the ticket takers had  reported for duty,
house when the tirst shot wus fired, ran j and  although   crowds   are  deceptive It I isiw.
to the hall, and Ilred   three  shots at the i was calculated at noon that fully half a I Aug. 7���Wellington -
passed   from   Stony
the   grounds of the
man as he started out of the front door. I million people hud
Tlie murderer stopped for un Instant, . Isluud Avenue Into
turned about, and Ilred a parting shot at \ White City. Thore WUS no formal pro-
the coaehinun. He then ran down the | gramme for the morning. As the noon
front steps und pussed rupidly north on i hour was chimed tho guns boomed a
Ashland Avenue. Mayor ilurrlsun, greeting, which was interpreted by the
after the lust shot wus fired, stepped[multitude us u prelude to the formal ex-',
into the parlor and started towards the j ercises In festival hall, which were to !
dining-room. He had taken but a few [ mark tlie linal dissolution of the great
Steps, however, when he reeled and  foil , enterprise.
into the butler's puntry, which led to Thousands wero falu to be content
the rear of the house, ills sun, Preston, ] even with a sight of the building within
Who was upstairs at tho time of tho I which the funeral oration of the great!
shooting, ran down and was at his l While City was to bo pronounced. Pres-
father's side in an instant. Mr. Hani- ently a burst of patriotic music pone-
son said: "lam shot, Preston, and  can-, trated the walls of  the  structure.    The
not live.    Where  is  Annie?"   Mr. Bar- j multitude within was singing tl Star
rison hastily left his   father's   side   and   Spangled Banner."   The multitude with-:
customs entries of the quantity und value
of ores shipped from Kaslo on the dates
-   88,730
rushed out Upon the street In pursuit of
the assassin, in the meantime, Mr. und
Mrs. Chalmers, who live across the
street, hud started for the Harrison residence, ns they hud henrd the shots fired.
They saw n man running up Ashland
Avenue, und   met   the   son, Preston, in
out took iiu the chorus, and the old air
was sung as it had never been snug before. Then to those on the outside there
was an Interval of quiet. Once aguin
the shrill notes of the baud were heard,
OI1C6 again the torrent of voices rolled
out Into the open, once again tin; tens of
11���Bon Ton -   -   - 0,000
30���Wellington -   - 31,1115
Sept. 0���Blue lllrd     -   - 80.000
8���No. 1 Alnsw'fh (111,000
18���Dardanelles;   - 25,202
Idaho      -   -   - 40,1147
10���Mountain Chief 41,001
18���Mountain Chief 100,001
20���Freddie Lee    - 08,000
23���Wellington -   - 32,245
85���Dardanelles-   - 32,787
Noble Five  -   - 211,120
Blue lllrd    -   - 00,173
28���Wushingto'      - 80,000
30���Idaho      ���   -   - 30,070
5���Idaho      -   -   - 30,500
0���Miner Bay   -   - 7,448
Idaho -   -   -   - 03,400
Sampling Works    1,570
Northern Hollo 330
10���Mountain chief 40,000
14���Dardanelles    - 25,047
21���Idaho .... 40,000
Xmas Goods.
For Sale.
For Sule, u Thoroughbred Berkshire Boar,
2 years old. The unheal may be Inspected In
the Agricultural grounds, Westminster, during thu Exhibition.
Brownsville or Clovor Valley.
Hop Lee's Laundry.
The above Is the popular Laundry of the
City. Kates aro moderate, and the work
is done iu a satisfactory manner.
Have just opened out a fine line of goods
for the Holiday Trade.
Fancy  Art,   Needle  work  direct  from    London    England,
.Dolls, Toys, Photo  Albums,   Dressing  Cases;  also
a fine lines of Celluloid Frames.   Our stock
of Burlin Wools is now complete.
Call Early and get your choice from a
good selection.
The Western Fisheries & Tradino; Co.
(Successors to W. H. Vianen.l
SHIPPING, HOTELS and FAMILIES supplied at lowest prices.
All kinds of PURS and SKINS purobasodi
highest prices given.
Warehouse und Storo���Front Street,
Tolephone No. 0.
Freezer, lee Hiuinc. &q.���Lulu Island,
P. O. Box 44H.
No Trouble to
Show Goods.
H. H.
Y. H. G. A. Building, Colombia St.
1,211,142 $117,084
Having received Instructions from J.
E. MuHciiisox, I will sell at his Ranch,
Langley Prairie, without reserve, on
At 12 o'clock sharp, tho following stock.
10 Milfih Cows, ranging from 4 to 8
years old.
5 Two-year-olds, three being Heifers
nnd two Steers.
10 Yearlings, six being Heifers and
four Steers.
5 Calves, four being Heifers and one
1 Grade Short Horn Hull, two years
Also a number of Farm Implements.
All amounts over ��20.00 nine months
credit by furnishing approved joint
notes bearing six pore ent. interest.
Under that amount cash. Five per cent,
oil for cash.
Importer and Manufacturer of
Harness, Saddles, Etc.
647 Front St., New Westminster,
Manufacturer of
Mineral Water,
Etc., Etc.
Factor) in rear or Cliy Brewery.
Cunningham St,, New Westminster, B.C.


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