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Vol. I.
No. 17.
Is I    mul Oolumbla Streets.     Best   Wines
and Cigars kept, constantly on hand
CASH. Proprietor.
oorner ol MoNeely
Best   \\"
ROOM. Oysters fresh dally. All game
In season. Open day and night Meals at
all hours. First-class casino. NoChinamen.
HAKKY HUGHES, Proprietor.
GROTTO HOTEL. This House has beon
thoroughly renovated and refurnished,
and the proprietor solicits a share of public
patronage. MEALS. 85 cents. White nooks.
0.11. SMALL. Proprietor.
TJEEN'H   HOTEL, corner   Clement and
Oolumbla Streets.   G.  II. WILLIAMS,
Proprietor.   First-class in every particular.
Pure Wines and Liqtiui-s. and en        '       *'
of Cigars.
JSi  per   Tear I
and choice brands
The publishers of the Pacific Canadian, in order to reach the peoplo of this
Province, have decided to place tho subscription price at the very low figure of
$1.00 per year. This places the paper
within the reach of all, even in hard
times, nnd there is no other way that a
dollar can be invested to better advantage. In the family circle a healthy
newspaper is almost Invaluable as an
educator. Have the Canadian come to
your hearth and make the whole house
glad. Try it for three ir.otiths for
25 cents.
I ) und Begbie
B. 0.    Rates for
MOTEL, oorner Oolumbla
Streets. New Westminster.
Hoard  and  Lodging.:  Per
day, 11.(10; per week. $6.60. "The bestf of "Wines
Liquors aud Cigars dispensed at the bar
.1. 0, GRAY. Proprietor.
EPOT HOTEL, Columbia Street, New
_ Westminster, The best $1.00 a day house
In Canada. The rooms arc superior, and the
Hotel Is well adapted to the needs of families,
to whom special rates are given. Board by
the week at reduced ratos. P. 0. BILODEAU,
Sthoehki. lias made still another statement as to bow he killed John Marshall, i    The
The narrative is about the samo as that, Council was
HOTEL DOUGLAS, corner of Columbia
and MeKenzie Streets, New Westminster.   American and European plan.  Shaving
Sarlor attached, under the management of
i, Walker.   Restaurant open day and night.
Sample room for commercials. A. .1. TOLMIE,
Proprietor.  Telephone UI.   P.O. Box 234.
Tiik holiday season is over, and most
people are down to the regular routine
Capt. Pittknduioii, who lias been laid
up for a couple of weeks with la grippe,
has about recovered.
Wm. McDonald, a printer well known
in British Columbia, died in the Grand
Forks hospital on Sunday last of typhoid
fever. His remains were brought to
Winnipeg for interment.
The Brunette Saw Mill has been closed
down for a short time, as is customary
at this season. Everything will be put
already recorded, up to the alleged quarrel and Its origin. He now claims, however, that whon, as he says, Marshall
rushed at him with the axe he tried to
escape but could not get to the door, and
then drew his revolver and fired at Marshall's forehead. The second shot, he
says, was accidental, be having pulled
the trigger during his excitement. This
story, like the rest, is improbable in all
but the main fact that Stroebel did the
shooting. He has decided now not to put
In writing the confession which ho intended to make in court, or to make anv
formal confession unless advised to do so
by his lawyer.
Tiik Westminster correspondent of the
Victoria Colonist states that the largest
contract ever made in tho shingle trade
of the Province bas been closed by tho
Royal City Planing Mills of this city.
They have contracted to supply an |
Ontario lirm with fifteen million cedar
shingles. The price has not transpired.
The shingle manufactures of the Province have formed an association, ono of
the principal objects of which is to
regulate the prices, which have been
away below a paying basis for over a
Tub names of tho successful candidates who passed tho entrance civil service examination at Victoria are: B.
Denton, R. Gidley, W_. S. Keay, Kathar-
Inaugural Address.
first   meeting of   the
,���   ,       "       ,.v I Correspondence Pacific Canadian.
on  Wednesday aftor-,
Tlie weather for the past few days has
_ New Westminster. This is the popular
otel oftho city,     "' "" '"'
J_    New westmniMLei-.   a��������� ... *��� ,._���	
Hotel of the city. Airy and well furnished
rooms. Cuslue department carefully supervised, and the dining tables supplied with
all the luxuries of the season. Banquets
sproad to order. Late suppers provided at
snort notice. Choice Wines. Liquors and
Cigars in the sample roo 1. A. VACHON,
MANN & SMITH.   Light and heavy dray-
Ing of all kinds.   Household furniture
carefully   removed, and   special   attention
given to removing pianos, safes, etc.    Mill
.      1 *��� ,.,.,1,,,,   F.vnress at all hours.
wood teamed to order.
Telephone H8.	
FOR Sale or exchange for property in B. C.
One hundred acres of land In Manituuliu
Island���60 acres cleared, balance good hardwood and cedar.   Four miles from county
town, 1 mile from school, good house, a
water,    Title   good.    Adress,   D-""""i
Office Pacific Canadian.
Pare Bred Berkshire
The undersigned, breeder of Pure Bred
Berkshire Swlno, has always on hand pigs of
all ages, which will he sold at reasonable
prices.   Applv to
Cloverdale, B.C.
Ine Maud O'Connor, Eva Still, Archibald  office.
noon, Mayor Hoy presiding. Aldermen
Pearson, Giflord, Herring, Cunningham,
daggers, Ovens and Duncan wero in
their seats. After reading the minutes,
Mayor Hoy delivered bis inaugural address as follows:
Genti.rmkn���It has become a custom
in theso days for tho Mayor, on  taking
his seat, to address tbe Council with  respect to such matters as, in his opinion,
ought to bo brought  bofore it or occupy '
Its attention during the year.    Liko the i
majority of  yourselves, I have had the
honor of occupying a seat in the Council I
whoso term of office has just expired, and i
the fact that we are here may be taken I
as a distinct   approval  of   the   general
policy of that Council by the electors.   I
do not feel myself called upon, therefore,
to refer to all the matters that may properly claim   your   attention   during the
year, hut shall briefly touch upon a few.
1. Last vcar, a considerable delay occurred bofore the estimates wero adopted,
and  a   good  deal of   work   had, consequently,   beon   undertakon   bofore   the
Council knew deiinltoly tho limits of Its
resources.   I think tbe estimates ought
to receive consideration as early as possible, and they ought to be followed as
closely as  the  circumstances will   permit.   Fortunately, wo   are   able to enter  upon   the  year   without   a deficit,
and I hope and expect we shall so close
our books at the end of our term of
New goods arriving daily at
which he dis-
Don't place your orders before
seeing our Stock.
Opposite Masonic Block,
Mainland Truck and Dray
Draylng & Teaming Promptly
Attended to.
Agents for T. Hembrough & Co.'s Brick,
Tile and Pottery Works.
Orders received for Gllley & Rogers'Coal.
Importor and Manufacturer of
Harness, Saddles, Etc.
647 Front St., New Westminster
n ship shape for an anticipated heavy
run next season.
The New Years' Dav issue of the Vic
toria Colonist is a highly creditable publication, lt is a regular budget of information, and is well worth preserving for
future reference.
Mr. C. F. Green, clerk of Delta, was
In town on Tuesday, gettine things in
shape for the municipal elections in that
municipality. Clerk E. D. Wade, of
Surrey, was also in on similar business.
Mr. J. McMillan, tax collector of
Surrey, did a lino cash business last
Saturday night. Delinquent ratepayers
had to pay up at tbat date or lose their
votes at tlie approaching municipal elections.
It is stated that Lieut.-Col. Holmes, of
Winnipeg, former'v D.A.G. for this Province, has applied for the position of
Warden of the Penitentiery here, and is
making strong efforts to secure the position.
The Trescott Packing Company are
meeting with good success in their sturgeon fishing at the mouth of the Fraser.
Tliey operate 20,000 books. Freezing
operations are now In progress, and proceed as the fish come tn.
Mr. R. M. Barry, an old newspaper
man of the Province, and well known to
all "old timers," who has been 'aid up
with rheumatism at South Westminster
for more than a year, was able to be
around again on New Year's looking
quite spry, and just as jovial as in olden
Mr. Wm. Beech, an old Manitoban
friend of the editor of this paper, called
in to see us on Wednesday. Mr. Beech
has for years been a large dealer in live
stock in the Prairie Province ana on this
coast, and is. widely known. A couple
of weeks ago he had four car-loads of
poultry shipped, to B. C.
posed of satisfactorily.
The year 1894 opened with one of the
most delightful sunny days that could
well be Imagined. Tho air had the
balmy feeling of merry May, and the
bright sun sent down his warm rays
from a clear sky. In the meadows of
the district the joyous yellow-breasted
larks were rollicking with happiness and
fairly bursting with melody. Smiling
Nature blessed the opening year.a token,
let us believe, of good in store for coming
By instruction ot the Council, the
Clork of the Municipality of Delta Is
having printed for distribution among
the ratepavers a detailed statement of
the expenditure of the corporation for
tho vear 1893. This will bo in the hands
of the electors before the date of the
municipal elections. The Municipal Act
does not call for this, but it should.
Every municipality should provide such
a statement for the Information of its
The item which wo published last
week from the Vancovor World, relating
to the attempted escape of convicts and
stating tbat Guard Smyth shot Kennedy
In tho leg without provocation, was
wrong, as we half suspected at the time.
The IPorW of Tuesday contains an
apology to Mr. Smyth, and a full retraction of the statement, tho fault of which
It credits to a careless reportor.
Mr. C. D. Mogoridoe, of the Belle-
meade Farm, Surrey, loft on New Year's
Day for a visit to bis old home In England. Ho expects to return In April. It
Is known to a few of Mr. Moggridgc's
friends that his journey to tho Old
Country has a purpose in It much more
serious than a mere pleasure trip. Well
pleased with tho surroundings of their
splendid property at Hall's Prairie, tho
brothom Moggridge have determined to
make B.C. their permanent homo. On
the farm they last year erected a handsome residence, and to partakers of the
gonial hospitality of Bellemeade every-1
thing seemed perfect, barring, only that
the fine houso was without a mistress.
Tho journey of Mr. C. D. Moggridge has
to do with remedying this defect, and
about the end of tho present, month
thore will be a chiming of marriage bolls
at the old English homo. Mr. Moggridge and bis bride will spend their
honeymoon in the South of Franco, returning to England for a few months
before leaving for their new home in
British Columbia. Here, scores of warm
friends will be rejoiced to welcome the
young couple to the land of thoir adoption.
Trew, H. T. Ward, F. B. Babbage, R.
W. Shaw, W. Baja, F. C. Harman, E.
Parkinson, E. Quigley, E. G. Wickens,
A. E. Cave and F. Kav. The following
passed the qualifying examination: W.
R. Dunn, J. Moscrop, G. Parkinson,
Samuel Wintemute and Harold Schole-
The steamer Capilano arrived in
port at an early hour Thursday morning
from the northern fishing grounds,
bringing 1,500 halibut, aggregating
70,000 lbs., for the Westminster Fish Co.
This is tho largest cargo of halibut evor
brought from the halibut banks to a
British Columbia port, and the round
trip was made in the remarkably short
time of eleven days. The fish arrived
frozen solid in snow, and. consequently,
in the same fresh condition as when
takon from tho water.
The delightful weather of the year
1894 up to this writing is being greatly
enjoyed. Tho light frosts at night, and
warm, sunny days, make mere existence
a pleasure. The winter season of B. C.
is usually unduly wet, but frequently
interspersed with periods like the present
of the most enjoyable mildly winter
weather to be experienced anywhere the
world over.
The last meeting of the City Council
of 1893 was held on Tuesday evening.
They passed the business of the city over
to their successors in creditable shape,
and go out of office with a record that
should be satisfactory to themselves and
to the people they represented.
In another part of this paper will be
found an advertisement by Messrs. Sinclair and Co., Boot and Shoo merchant,
of this city, which It would be to the
interest of our readers to read before
making any purchases in that line.
The Vancouver World's British Columbia Annual for 1894 is on our table. It
is a handsome and elaborate publication
of 96 pages, neatly bound In paper, and
reflects great credit on the enterprise of
the World's management.
Mr. J. I. Breen and Miss Breen, of
Cloverdale, took advantage of the beautiful weather to drive into town on Thursday.
The City nominations took placo in
Vancouver on Thursday. The candidates for Mayor are Messrs. Collins,
Towler and Anderson.
The attendance at tho market was
small, there being but a small quantity
of produco offering, and the demand was
Wheat stands at the samo old figure of
from $28 to $30 per ton. Oats, $26. Barley, none offering.
Potatoes were quoted from $17 to $18
per ton, and good ones were In demand
at oven better prices.
Ducks, live, brought 65 cents; dressed,
none offering. There were no turkeys
or geese offered. Chickens held at $4.50
a dozen,and hens at 86. Dressed chickens
ranged from 50 to 60 cents each.
Pork sold at $8, with fair demand.
Beof advanced slightly, being quoted
at from $5 to $7. The reason of this was
that there was very little farmer's beef
in and the butchers bad it pretty much
their own way.
Mutton holds still at the old price of
9 cents per lb.
BuUer, 2 lb. rolls, sold from 50 to 60
cents according to quality. Eggs sold at
35 to 40 cents.
Turnips, $9; mangolds, $7; whlto carrots, $9; red carrots, $12.50; bents, 1 cent
per lb.; cabbage, 1 cent, with a littlo
bettor demand; parsnips, 1 cont; onions,
VA to \% cents.
Aoples, $1 to $1.25 por box.
Cranberries, 35 cents per gallon.
Halifax, Doc. 29.���Dr. Weldon, M. P.
for Albert, N.B., was married her yesterday to Miss Louisa F. Hare, daughter ot
William Hare, Dartmouth.
2. Ono of your first duties will bo the
appointment of an Assessment Commissioner and Assessors. It is very important that they should be men of judgment aud experience, and I would suggest tbat among them thero should be
an architect, a builder and a real estate
3. We are fortunate in possessing ono
of the finest and most completo water
works systems on the continent, but the
burden imposed upon ratepayers by its
construction ought to be met by increasing the revenue as far as possible. Efforts should be mado to extend greatly
the use of this water, both on sanitary
and economic grounds.
4. Tho public market has, I think,
been quite as successful as could reasonably have boon anticipated. Its usefulness is acknowledged, and may be considerably increased by enlargement of
tho present premises within reasonable
limits, and Increasing the accommodation.
5. It Is much to be regretted that tho
arrangemout mado between the corporation.and the Burrard Inlet &. Fiaser
Valley Co., for the construction and
maintenance of a railway and traffic
bridge over ther Fraser River at this
jitv, has so far resulted in nothing tangible. As the matter is of very great
importance, and the ratepayers have
signified their approval of the arrangement by vote, I think the Council ought
not to slacken its efforts until the work
has been accomplished. If the company
proposing to construct this bridge is not
prepared to carry out its agrcoment, let
us enter Into negotiations with others
who are.
6. I am of opinion that the law which
disfranchises persons in arrears for taxes
is unjust and impolitic. I think a bylaw should be passed by this Council enabling all persons otherwise properly
qualified to vote at all municipal elections, notwithstanding the non-payment
of taxes.
7. Although not pledged to any specific policy of economy, I think it is tho
wish of tbe ratepayers as well as the
members of the Council that the business of the corporation should be conducted with the strictest economy.' There
are numbers of persons out of steady employment, and It should be our aim, in
these times of financial depression especially, so to guard the expenditure as
to leave as largo a share of tho revenue
as oossible for public works which would
afford employment to those who are in
need of it.
8. With respect to the city officials, I
am sure all of you who have been members of tho late Council, especially tho
chairmen of standing committees, will
agree that as a rule we have a most efficient staff. In view of the public agitation in favor ot reductions In salaries and
the discharge of employees supposed to
be unnecessary, it may be proper for
you to consider whether tho pay lists
present a fair field for the exercise of
prudent economy. I am sure you will
agree with mo, however, that it would
bo false economy to discharge any employe whose services are required and
faithfully given, or to reduce reasonable
salaries at tho expense of tho efficiency
of the civic service.
I have every confidence in your ability
and willingness to address yourselves Intelligently and with singleness of purpose to tho work of tho year; and, with
your assistance, 1 propose to shirk no
duty and to turn back from no obstacle
which stands In the wav of tho cltv's advancement. There Is no other city in
tho Province whoso financial position Is
equal to ours, as there Is none so highly
favored by its situation and possibilities
of trade. Let us seize the opportunities
lying before us; and, by encouraging in-
dustrles.furnlshlng employment as far as
possible to deserving men, and making
the elty a cheap and attractive place of
residenco, let us do our part towards
promoting its development and prosperity.   (Applause.)
been delightful,      ^^^^^_^^^___
A mantle  of the   beautiful   now lies
round   us  but  may be
The ranchers are busy rounding up
their cattle for the winter.
The McLean dyking outfit has again
moved up the Lillooet, having finished,
for the time being, tho dyke on the left
bank of the Pitt. Wo hopo to soon see
it at work on the right bank.
Most beautiful sights aro to bo witnessed these bright evenings whilo tho
last rays of tho sotting sun light tip the
snow-clad summits north of the moa-
The holiday season hero Is being enjoyed to tlie full. Such a sociable spirit
seemo to actuate tho good peoplo of this
locality, that it is really a pleasure to be
among them.
On the evening of the 28th ult. a very
enjoyable "hop" was givon by Mrs.
Kelly. Hopping began about 7:30 p. m.
and continued without a break till midnight when all sat down to the enjoyment of a magnlficient sproad. Then a
short breathing space, and dancing was
resumed. They finally came to tho conclusion that they were completely
played out and at least the musician
lootked so. Your correspondent has bean
to quite a few such parties in his time,
although he does not approve of unln-
tellectual pleasure and of courso scarcely
never doesn't (I guess that's negative
enough) indulge in such; but this I must
say, that a more enjoyable, peaceable
and harmonious gathering would be hard
to find outside of Coquitlam.
On tho 30th ult., a shooting match for
turkeys and geese was held at the Junction Hotel. The rango was 100 yards,
off hand, with open sights, at a four
inch "bull." Tho shooting was good.
Scarcely a target came in without from
one to threo holes in the bull, Col. J. T.
Scott, of Port Moody, in ono case defeating all competitors, among whom
wero two of the best shots in the Province. I mention this because I consider
it something remarkable to find such
nerve and eye existing in a man uow
over 70. Wo hopo tho Col. will long remain as vigoious as at present.
Your correspondent tried conclusions
with "Hubert," but, being a true artist,
he was loath to deface the neatly
painted target, so ho quietly shot a littlo
to one corner, and the propnotor gave
blm a handsome turkey in token of his
appreciation of his artistic soul.
On New Yoar's night tho clans gathered at the homo of Don. McLean.   This
itom I feel will not be nows, as it seomed
everybody was there.   Where thoy all
came from is a mystery, but on second
thought is easily accounted for, as Mr.
McLean is not only one of the oldest settlers In this locality, but ono of the most
respected, in whose   house  you are always made perfectly at home.   Dancing,
of course, was the order of the evening.
Mr. J. T. Scott did the calling off in his
usual   excellent  style.   The music was
simply perfection.    Dances both ancient
and   modern   were  gone  through and
highly   enjoyed.     Supper   was   served
about 1 a.m. when dancing was resumed
and kept up till "till  Ilka  carlln  swat
and reekit" and chanticleer drowned the
fiddler.   All were profuse In their praise
of  the evening's  enjoyment  and went
away feeling well satisfied.
.   We were pleased to see among others
our esteemed friend Mr. D. McLellan, of
Clayton.   We trust this will not be tho
la.-t time he will give us his society, but
come again and bring his friends along.
could Intluonce the jury In returning a
verdict that overy particle of tho evidence goes to prove, was harsh unneceS-*'
sary and unjust in consuring a most
estimable couple, who had exercised
every possiblo precaution that affection
gone again ere j could suggest in their endeavors to pre��
' serve life and health. Thore being no��
thing in the symptoms to cause alarm
until a very fow hours before death
supervened, whon it was impossible for
either to leave tho boy and no means by
which medical aid could be summoned at
their command. It is gratifying to know
that Mr. and Mrs. Bamford have th*
hearty sympathy of the settlement in
their boroavemont, and wo trust they
will reconsider their determination In regard to their leaving tho neighborhood.
H. T. T.
Hazelmere, Jan. 4, '94.
Correspondence Pacific Canadian.
Another entortalnment under the aus"
pices of the I.O.O.F. will bo held on the
12th of this month. The Installation of
officers will be a leading feature of tho
entertainment, likewise an excellent programme and supper.    Admission free.
A surprise party mado their  appearance at the house of  Mr.   and   Mrs. J.
Bond on Tuesday evoning of last weok.
It was a complete surprise and everybody |
had a splendid time.
A dance was given on Wednesday even*
ing by Mr. and Mrs. MeKenzie of Clover
Thore was scarcely enough snow for
what is termed good sleighing, but the
jingle of the sleigh bells announced tha
arrival of many of the guests. Tho dance
was thoroughly enjoyed, and tho good
time lasted until tho early morning.
Mr. T. R. Pattorson was here on Wed*
Miss Wlufrod and Miss Amie McMillan left for Port Moody, on Monday, for
a short visit.
Montreal, Dec. 29.���At yesterday's
monthly meeting of tho C.P.R. directorate a dividend of 5 per cent, per annum
for the half year ending December 31st
was declared, to be payable after February 17. This dividend is altogether out
of the earnings, the guarantee having
expired in August last. In the evening
a party of directors, accompanied by
Messrs. Shaughnessy, Drinkwater and
Judge Clark left for Quebec to visit the
new hotel.
Winnipeg, Dec. 29.���The boy Phillip
Hall, over whose head bangs tho sen
tence of death, seems to take things as
usual in the Brandon jail. He Is possessed of a rather phlegmatic tempera
ment, has little to say, and has fow
wants. He has not oxpressed a wish to
seo anyone. He never makes any reference to tho crime for which he has
boen sentenced, and apparently has no
care for the morrow. Ills conduct since
the trial marks blm as a wonderful
Correspondence of Pacific Canadian.
During the past few days the weather
has boon most enjoyable and seasonable.
The rainfall for the months of November
and December at the Hazelmere Meteorological station was 8.86 in. and 8.93 tn.
respectively; mean temperature, Nov.,
max. 43.18. min. 32.25; Dec, max., 43.08,
min., 34.16.
A meeting of the board of Directors of
the Surrey Agricultural Association will
be held at Starr's Hotel, Cloverdale, on
Friday, Jan. 12th, at 2 o'clock p.m.
C. D. Moggridge, Esq., ono of the
popular proprietors of the Bellemede
fruit farm, left on 1st inst. for England
on a visit of several months duration.
Mr. R. M. Palmer, late manager for
Dr. J. W. Powell, left for Victoria on
3rd inst., where he will reside in future.
The residents of this neighborhood congratulate Mr. Palmer on his appointment
to the responsible position of fruit inspector, etc., for the Province. Mr.
Palmer is an enthusiastic and practical
fruit grower, and Is worthy of all the
confidence placed in him. He takes with
him the best wishes of tbo settlement
for his futuro success and welfare.
it is rumored that ouresteomod neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Bamford, contemplate
leaving tho settlement early In the
spring. They feel tlie loss of their
nephew, Fred. A. Whlto, very keenly,
his death having unsettled all their plans
for tho futuro. Thoy also feel the reproach of the verdict of the Jury at the
Inquest, as reported In tho Pacific Canadian In tho Issuo of Nov. 4th, censuring them for neglect in not procuring
medical aid. How a number of intelligent men with all tho evldonco bofore
them, could without being prejudiced in
the matter, bring In a verdict of censure
Is more than one could comprehent, having tho facts before them, and knowing
all the circumstances in connoxion with
the sad event, and tho difficulties In obtaining tho services of an efficient and
qallfied medical practitioner; a difficulty
anyone in tho settlement may have to
contend with any day. Wo know the
veiy oxlstenco of our bereaved neighbors appeared to be entirely wrapped up
in tho welfare of tho poor boy. Even
the medical gentleman who conducted
tho post mortem examination, complimented Mrs. Bamford in no measured
terms on her skill, etc., in treating poor
Fred.   Honco one is at a loss to see what
The Donald Shooting Affair.
Victoria Colonist: Police Officer  Stroud
L. Redgrave has received a letter from
his brother Harold, the Provincial con-**
stable at Donald   who  is   held for the
shooting of John Barr, in which Harold
gives his account of tho affair.    Ho had
boen during the ovonlng,the letter states,
in the Forest  saloon,  with   Barr   and
others, and a good natured discussion
had taken place in   regard  to   nation*
alitics.    Tho lighting qualities  of   th��
different nations was discussed,  everything being, as   Redgrave believed,   in
joke.     Finally  Barr   challenged   Redgrave to fight and the   latter declined,
saying that he was a Provincial officer
to and sworn to preserve the peace, not
break it.   Besides, he said, he bad a dislocated collar bone and was in poor shape
to tackle a drunk, much less a powerful   '
man as Barr Is.   But Barr persisted and
finally Redgrave in   joke said:  "Well,
then, come down to the tank."    The?
went out and as they walked along they
discussed  the  probable   snowfall   and
other subjects In a friendly way.    Near-
ing home, Redgrave asked bis companion   "
"Are you going down to the camp tonight?" and the other replied, "No, I'm
going to the tank to lick you."   "Why,"'
Redgrave  replied,   "surely   you   were
simply joking.   You know I could not
fight with you even If I wanted to, and 1
don't want to.   I'm out of all shape and
you're a bigger and stronger man than t
am.   Don't talk any more nonsense and
come baok to the hotel and I'll stind a
drink."   They turned to do so, and Redgrave remarked, "I don't want you to
make a fool of me about this before the
boys; you know I would forfeit my po9l*>*
tion if I was to mix up  in   a fight, and
I've a wife and little one to look after."*
With this  Barr   struck out,   knocking
Redgrave down.    His hands were in bf��
pockets, and as he attempted to draw
them out his small "twenty-two" revo!��*
ver was in  some   manner  discharged.
Redgrave swears he did not draw it or
attempt to draw it,  and had no knowledge that Barr had been wounded. Barr
turned about and returned to town. Redgrave went on to his home, where he was
shortly after arrested.
New York, Dec. 31.���August Seton,
an old-time California gold prospector,
whoso home is at 210 Montgomery street,
San Francisco, landed at this port from
the steamship Now York yesterday, and
departed for San Francisco. Seton
stated to ono of the immigration inspectors that bo left hero six months ago,
having heard glowing accounts of gold
discoveries in southern and central
Africa. Ho visited Mashonaland, Mata-
beleland and many other portions of the
country undor control of the British
South Africa Co. Thero was much
fighting going on, and in order to prospect ho had to got a permit from the
company, which domanded one-half ot
any procoeds therefrom. He had to pay
$5 per day for a common carrier, and
provisions wore exorbitantly high. The
grade of quartz, he said, was poorer
than that of Arizona, and he returned
rather disgusted.
Capotown, Jan. 1.���A dospatch dated
at Palaplo yostorday says; "Natives
here declare that Captain Wilson wa��
surrounded and killed near tho Shanghai rivor." Tho whites dlstilbutod this
report. Premier Cecil Rhodos whilst
here bitterly reproached Chlof Khama
and his fighting ludunas for deserting
Lieut. Gold-Adams. Khama replied tbat
his followers could not agrco with the
fighting methods of the white men. He
gave other excuses, including smallpox
aud the necessity of returning to plow
before the rains. One of King Loben-
gula's Indunasjjdescrlbe the Maxim lire
thus: "I led my men on and saw theiu-
falling liko cut corn. We halted, knolt
and lired, still they fell. We lay down,
protected by our shields, but most of the
remainder were killed, so I crawled
away and fled."
Parry Sound, Dec. 31.���Judas Ansley,
a battle of Waterloo veteran, ovor 100
years of ago, is dead. 6EST    CoPH
JAN.   6    ��� <04.
Job Printing
This Department of the
Is one of the
In the Province.    The presses are good and the type modern,
with no end of variety.
Bntiff In hor hummock hero}
Undor green trees,
Swinh'ijtK so huiKUldljr,
Lulled by the breeiec
Softly with silken cords
Baby la tied;
One littlo dimpled foot
Straying outside!
Beauty lines lavishly
Fashion her face;
Rosy blooms blushingly
Touch it with grace.
Down through the orchard boufihj
Comes the soft air.
Tenderly kisses her.
Flays with hor hair.
Perched on an apple bough*
Bending above*
Swings a sweet oriole.
Singing of love.
Hushed aro the katydids,
Hid in the grass.
Listening as ttrownle folia
Sing as they pass.
Here comes a honey boo
From his retreat.
Drowsily humming home.
Heavy with sweet.
Softly somo drowsy god
Closes her eyes,
y&ir as forgetmenote
Under blue skies!
Walking in Wonderland,
Baby's asleep,
Droaming of Brownie folks
Or of Bo-Peepl
-&. Way Smith in Cleveland Leader.
Commercial   Printing
�� Is exactly in our line, and we can turn out
Bill Heads,
Letter Heads,
Note Heads,
Memo Heads,
And every thing in that line in a way that will give satisfaction
to our patrons.'
There mn weeping and wailing and
gnashing of teeth in the St, Claii household.
Caroline, the youngest daughter, had
decided to oarre her own fortunes, as
those of the family were getting in a
most entangled condition, and "unbe-
knownst" to her worthy relatives had
sought and secured a position as typewriter in one of big, wicked Chicago's
well known business houses.
"It's a disgrace to the family!" Brother Bob declared, and he donned his overcoat and repaired to the clubhouse
around the corner. Mamma wept loudly; papa fumed faintly.
'John VandergastI" moaned maram*.
Fly Sheets;
Fvery thing in short in the line of Job Printing is a welcome
grist to our mill.
We Charge the Prices Current in the City, and
Guarantee to give Satisfaction.
Job Printer.
"He will never look at you againl
daughter of mine a typewriter!"
Caroline's short upper Up curled slightly more than already curled by nature,
although an apprehensive look did come
into her great hazel eyes.
"If you think, my dearest mother, that
I am going to starve here in this remote
quarter of the woods, even in the most
genteel style, just for a look from Mr,
Vandergast, you aro vastly mistaken."
"There are other employments for a
woman���such a public position I And
typewriters are always so���so talked
"In the newspapers," added Caroline.
"But no one will ever talk about met"
she finished, with stern bravery.
Before it was time for Caroline to
leave for the distant city her father had
altogether ceased his fuming and was
considering the advantages of his daughter's assistance. Of late years the struggle had been a hard one for him. His
wife had always been a society woman
and extravagant; indulged sons and fashionable daughters, whose marriages had
each cost him a small fortune, had so reduced the estate made in his prime that
now, in his old age, bankruptcy constantly stared him in the face.
"I regret, daughter," he said as the
train whistled and they were ont on the
station platform, "that you are going so
far from home. But I know how you
would feel to begin labor here, and I
fully appreciate your efforts in assisting
me. The burden is growing heavier
with every year," and he sighed.
"Somebody has to do something," returned the daughter sententiously.
"And 1 know you are fully capable of
taking care of yourself. God bless you,
my girl."
And the careworn father was prouder
of his typewriter girl than of his wealthiest and most beautiful daughter.
But once on the car and steaming Chi-
cagoward Caroline was not quite so
brave, and despite her tall, dignified self
one or two tears rolled down her aristocratic nose and defied the superior little
curl of her short upper lip.
What if John Vandergast���they had
been such friends before he left for Europe, and although Caroline had not
given her promise, for she was not sure
of herself, Bhe had consented to speak
with him again upon the subject when
he would return.
Now she was sue of herself���but
"It is one more test!" she said sternly
to herself as sho brushed away the impertinent tears, "and a good one too. I
urn so glad I defied mamma and took (he
business course at college."
In the excitement of her new life Caroline forgot her little thoughts that might
have been called sentiment. She passed
the ordeal of critical examination by the
other typewriters in the offioe with supremo indifference and so impressed her
employers with her dignity that they
were half afraid of hex.
As a typewriter she was invaluable���
rapid, correct, distinct, her every sheet
perfection itself, but there was no social
intercourse nor pleasant conversation.
"That girl," declared the junior partner, "actually scares me. She's toopret-
ty to be such a prude."
"Ye���es," drawled the senior, and that
afternoon the venerable gentleman asked
her how she spent her evenings,
"Sirl" inquired Caroline.
"You���excuse me, but you are young
and not homely, and you will pardon an
old man if he takes an interest in your
welfare in this great ciiy."
"Ah, yesl" Caroline drew a long, expressive breath, and a close observer
would have said that her nostrils dilated
something like those of a high strung
horse. "Sunday evening I attended services at St. James; Monday evening 1 devoted to literature, Emerson, Carlyle
unci Renan being my favorito authors;
Tuesday evening I attended the musi-
cales, and Wednesday evening I attend
prayers) Thursday evening I again devote to reading; Friday evening I generally attend the opara or concert, and
Saturday evening I give to preparation!
for the Sabbath."
Then she turned to her Remington, and
the old gentleman groaned in an aside,
Caroline was flushed and wrathful
"The old sinner I" she was fuming to
herself as she took his dictation in shorthand. "As though he thought I could
not understand!"
Caroline was past 90 and considered
capable of taking care of herself, yet she
felt as injured and insulted as though
the white haired man had ogled her as
he did the youngest and most flippant
girl in the house.
But Caroline did not wish to lose her
position, for it was an unusually paving
one, and it began to be an effort to her
to repel the insinuation of the senior
partner without off ending him. She soon
detested him most heartily.
One morning the junior partner came
in very much flurried.
"Vandergast is in town," he said. And
despite herself Caroline reddened and
then grew pale.
"Hoy? You don't sayl Well, that's
ducedly inconvenient just now."
"He will be looking into accounts, and
we are not prepared for that at present,"
said the youth significantly.
"No," mused tbe other, and then they
held a lengthy consultation, during
which Caroline was on the qui vive to
catch every word.
But they spoke guardedly, for all that
her outward appearance was one of such
indifference. Evidently it was of enough
importance to not trust her fully.
"Yes," said ths senior at last, "that
will be the best plan. Wo will secure
the bonds at the bank to put a good face
on things, and then he will not be likely
to look deeper until after the crisis. It
would ruin us for him to withdraw his
shares now."
All this was Greek to Caroline until
she remembered several communications
she had taken which were in regard to
speculations, and then lt was clear to
her. The junior partner went at once to
the bank, and the old gentleman seemed
somewhat worried.
Caroline gave no sign, but she made &
resolution, and whtu 3 o'clock, her hour
for quitting work, came she said calmly:
"I believe I must sevor my connection
with this offioe today. 1 wish to return
"Ali���ahem! Do I understand you
mean to quit us at once?"
"Yes. I wish to return home tomorrow morning," she returned imperturb-
"This is rather sudden. Indeed I do
not see how I can let you go at once."
"But you must, sirl" said Caroline,
with decision.
So he made out her check and bade
her a suave goodby, and a few minutes
later found her in the hotel waiting for
John Vandergast.
Whether it was her John or some other Vandergast, she had determined to
warn him and then go home for a vacation until she secured another position.
And when she looked on the hotel register she knew it was her John.
"Why, Caroline," he said, when he
came in, his face lighting up. "This is
a most unexpected honor. I was hurrying business matters so as to get home
tomorrow to see you."
He shook her hand warmly and looked
closely into her face to see if he might
venture any further greeting.
No one would be apt to take oven a
lover's liberty with Caroline.
"You have made my stay a long one
and a tedious one to me by denying me
the privilege of writing to you," he said
in reproach.
"Yes, I know, John," she rejoined hastily, for she waa afraid her blushes might
encourage an embrace, "but you know I
am a typewriter now, or was an hour
ago." And she looked at him defiantly.
He laughed.
"I understood in one of my letters
from home that yon had accepted some
position here in the city, but I could not
learn where or what it was. I am sure
you are the same if not more to me for
that. Typewriters are a fine set of girls.''
An unmistakable satisfaction came
into Caroline's face,
"I am���so glad you do not think less
of me than you did," she said, under her
breath. Then she recollected her errand.
She told him what she knew, and he
listened with a grave face.
"I am glad you told me. It Is providential you were employed there. So
they are speculating, and from what you
tell me my thousands would have been
higher than the moon by day after tomorrow. I will withdraw them for you,
my queen, this very day."
Then as there was not a minute to lose
Caroline bade him goodby and hurried
to her boarding house. The next morning she was homeward bound, John Van-
dergast's promised bride.
Several months later there was a quiet i
wedding in the St. Clair homestead, and j
tbe typewriter daughter was the highest
honored the worldly mother had.���Belle
V, Logan in Chicago News.
Let than be Light with), thy soul
O'er th. fair world of things to wander.
And each fin. link that bindr the whole
Nicely to note and well to ponder.
Let there be Liberty with broad wing.
At plastio Nature's high dictation.
From orude, chaotic stnff t. bring
The magio of a new creation.
Let there be Love, that each free force
May seek and aptly find another,
To move in sweet, harmonious course,
And work aa brother works with brother.
Let there be Law to sit supreme
On steadfast throne of sanctioned order,
That each new hatched, untempered Khama
May fear to cross tho sacred border.
Hold by these four, by right d Mm,
That wisely guide and sweetly sway ust
Else toesed about In aimless rout
And drifting blindly into chaos.
���Cassell's Family Magazine,
Two Grass Oompoeai*.
Or. Hauslick once asked Schumann
how he got on with Wagner.
"Not at all," replied Schumann; "for
me Wagner is impossible. Doubtless he
is a very clever man, but he talks too
fast���one cannot get a word in."
Some time after, in an interview which
Hauslick had with Wagner, allusion was
made to S ihumann.
"With Schumann," said Wagner, "it
la impossible to arrive at an understanding. He says nothing. Some years ago
on my return from Paris I called upon
him to talk of operas, concerts, composers and other interesting matter with
which I had become acquainted. Schumann looked at me stolidly, or rather he
looked into space, without saying a word.
Faith, I took leave of him almost immediately. He is an impossible man."���
London Tit-Bits.
Bettor Than the Average.
Interested Friond���Are you doing well
with your literary work?
Young Author (cheerfully)���First rate,
thank yonl I sent off eight poems, three
stories and four essays last week, and
only 18 of the manuscripts have come
back to me as yet.���Somerville Journal.
"I intrust you with a sacred duty,"
Baid tbe general as he handed his courier
a letter.   "Remember, you are to stop
! for nothing.   If you fail, you will be
j shot, but if you succeed the Order of St,
George will adorn your breast   Now go,
and God be with you in all your perils."
The young courier knelt and swore to
protect the life of the czar with his own,
and then he pushed the curtain aside,
leaving the general alone.
The evening was fair, cold and beautiful. As the general leaned from the
balcony of the palace he thought what a
farce this ball was when his heart was
full of terror for tho czar and all Russia,
In the adjoining room, near a marble
pillar, stood a young girl covered with
magnificent satin and jewels. Looking
at her with flashing eyes was a man of
about 40, with coal black hair and oruel
"Nodine, this must be your work."
She shivered as he spoke, but Otaroff,
the traitor, had no mercy.
"And to it at once!" he said.
"What is my task?" she asked bim, aad
again she shivered.
"An easy one, my beautiful queen.
Merely to throw yourself in his way, and
this courier will forget the osar and all
"I doubt it," she answered,
"You must not doubt it," he orled
fiercely and held her wrist so tightly that
the pain made her face white to the very
"Our scheme must go through this
timo, and the courier will arrive too late.
You hear, my beautiful daughter?"
"I hear you," she answered and
wrenched her wrist from his grasp.
"But, father," she said pleadingly,
"you have never used me as a decoy before. Oh, I beg of you not to do it nowl
I cannot do it.    I cannot."
"Fooll" he hissed at her. "You little
know your power. With your beauty
you can do anything."
"And would you sell Itt" she asked,
He hesitated, then saidt
"Yes, for the cause."
"You are a strange father," she said
slowly, looking at him with no spark of
love in her eyes, "but I may prove traitor
too.   What, then, father?"
He bent his head and whispered in her
ear. "I will shoot you, my beautiful
queen; so take care. For the first time
tonight I doubt you, but 'tis an insane
idea. Go into the ballroom and dance
an hour, then return to your house and
prepare for your journey."
She went from him down the marble
steps into the room beyond and never
once looked back. Her heart was sad
and heavy. Many noticed the beautiful
woman, but wondered why her face was
so tragic.
It was about 8 the next night after the
ball when the courier of the osar arrived
at the first posthouse and asked for a
change of horses.
"Stop a littler asked the worthy port-
"No," answered the courier in a tone
which silenced all other questions.
"I want horses and nothing else."
The Russian looked with much admiration on this tall courier and speedily
went for them. With a clap of the whip
the tarantass was off, and the little Russian was alone, but not for long. Down
the road he saw another tarantass coming at breakneck speed. "Ah, perhaps
they will stop," he said to himself. The
little man had to flee for his life, for the
horses dashed on, and he only caught
sight of a very beautiful face in a red
A dreadful storm broke upon the night,
and in the darkness a flying tarantass
dashed by���the one occupied by the courier. "Some one else in this dreadful
Btorm," thought he. "God help them."
When the first dawn of day came, the
rain had ceasod, and they were almost
past the dangers. In the middle of the
road lay the figure of a woman, and
the horses almost ran over her.
"She is dead!" cried the courier as he
laid his hand upon her heart. "No; she
lives. I cannot see a mortal die like
this." So, with the help of the driver,
he carried her to the tarantass and laid
her gently down. There he sat, looking
at the girl's pale face and wondering
what he should do with her.
Suddenly she opened her large, dark
eyes and gazed into his face. Her wondrous beauty captivated him, and he
forgot to ask her it she was hurt Be
only gazed and said nothing.
"Yon are a courier?" she asked at
"No; I am captain of the Fourteenth
guards.   And your
"I am going to meet my father at
Isham," she answered. Her voice was
wonderfully low and sweet, and he believed all she told him.
They journeyed on together, and,the
time sped rapidly away.
At last they reached Isham, and the
girl looked for her father, but of course
he was not there. She burst into tears
and would not be consoled. An officer
had taken the last horses an hour before,
and our hero had so wait for his own to
In the meantime Nodine, for it was
she, wove a subtle charm around the
oourier. He was not proof against the
glances from her splendid, half veiled
���yes, Her red lips seemed to wy, "Come
and kiss me.* Her voioe, her smile
seemed to make the air he breathed delightful, ond his nerves thrilled with
joy. How could he help loving her?
Seeing her in all the glory of her youth
and beauty, he forgot the czar and all
They were standing beside a high rock,
and with an impulse prompted by his
great passion he knelt at her feet, kissing
her hands madly and begging her to tell
him her name.
Her poor heart beat wildly. For the
first time she loved, and at the cost of
her life she resolved to be true not to her
oath, but to the man who knelt before
"Go! Flee for your lifel" she cried,
"My name is���nihilist!"
He started to his feet and turned to
leave her in a dazed manner. A sharp
report of a pistol sounded in the air, and
the courier of the czar fell wounded.
With lightning quickness Nodine knelt
beside her lover, and while smoothing
back hia hair with one hand, with the
other she stole the imperial letter and
slipped it into her breast. Then she left
him, for she had made up her mind that
she would carry the important message
to the czar herself.
After traveling day and night without
food or sleep she reached the palace and
delivered the letter to the czar.
"What can I do for you?" asked the
czar of all Russia.
"What do you do for nihilists?" she
asked him.
"Wo shoot them," he answered angrily.
"Then I shall be shot."   She said it so
calmly and deliberately that the czar
looked at her in surprise.
"Nihilist or no nihilist, my child, you
have saved my lifo, and therefore I spare
yours. Yon may return to your home in
With a cry like a hunted animal she
fell at his feet.
"Don't send me back. The ballet that
struck the courier was meant for ma I
heard the word 'Traitress!' hissed by my
own father, and if I go back he will not
miss his aim again. He has sworn to
kill me if I prove false to the cause, and
he will keep his oath, I pray yon, don't
send me back."
He saw her agony was genuine, and
placing his hand on her head said: "Rise,
child. Yon stay here." At tbat moment
Ivan Liveresky, the courier of the czar,
dashed into the room. His clothes wen
covered with mud and his body weak
from loss of blood.
"Thank Godl" he cried when he saw
the czar. "Otaroff, the traitor, is captured, has confessed all, and you are
"He was my father," said Nodine
The oourier caught the back of a chaii
for support, and the caar turned to het
in anger.
"Yes, do with me what you will. 1
am Nodine Otaroff, who despises her
name, her father and most of all herself."
"Wait a moment," said the courier to
the czar; "there is some mistake. Otaroff
gave me some papers and confessed having stolen a child out of revenge from
the rich Cordisky. He name was Nodine." And Liveresky handed the documents to the czar, who in turn, after
glancing over them, gave them to the
young girl.
"I will send a messenger to Moscow,
and one who would travel night and
day, without sleep or food, to deliver this
letter is the noblest of Russians." So
said tbe osar and left the room.
"Yon hare saved my lifel" the oouriei
"And you mine," answered Nodine.
"Yet, my loved one, It If worthies!
without yours."
"Then," she said, with glad tears in
her eyes, "I give mine for thine, I lore
thee, Ivan Liveresky."
He took her in his arms and kissed hei
many times. When Cordisky arrived ha
found he had gained a child only to low
her again, for Nodine gave her heart and
hand to a young soldier decorated with
the Order of St. George, given to him by
the osar of all Russia.���Exchange.
Dr. Mary Old Not Whistle.
When Dr. Mary Walker was in Philadelphia not long ago, she wanted to rids
in a Market street cable car, She signaled the gripman, who appears to have
taken no notice, and the doctor put after
the conveyance in indignant haste,
"Why didn't you stop?" she said sternly to the conductor.
"Beg pardon, sir," replied the latter.
"I didn't hear you whistle."
"Oh, you horrid brute!" exclaimed the
doctor, "what do you mean?"
The conductor began to realize the situation and stiuumcred an apology.
"You should never judge a man by bis
clothes," said Dr. Walker, with the
charming smile she can wear, "and the
same rule applies to women."
She did not seem to mind the curious
gaze of the other passengers, and upon
her signal the car stopped instantly. As
she got off the conductor tipped his hat,
and she raised her high silk hat in dignified acknowledgment. ��� Philadelphia
Professor Vrothlngham-a Discovery.
Professor Frothingham of Princeton
college returned not long since from an
extended archaeological tour through
central Italy, and one of the most interesting results of it is the proof he has
adduced to the effect that many of the
Christian churches which have been supposed to date from the early centuries of
our era really belong much later���in fact,
well into the middle ages.���College Bulletin.        	
Vaedlng Horses In Norway.
In Norway horses always have a bucket of water placed beside each animal's
allowance of hay. After each mouthful
j of hay they take a sip of water. It is
said that this mode of feeding is beneficial, and to it the fact is attributed that
a broken winded horse is rarely seen in
Poor Anluialal
"You see, Miss Fanny, even the birds
seem happier running in couples."
"Yes, but they are geese and dont
know better."���Wonder. 13 \
BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   JAN. 6,  1894.
Frendergast Sentenced to Hang.
Chicago, Dec. 29.���Unless the law shall
interefere, Patrick Joseph Prendergast,
murderer of Mayor Carter Henry Harrison, will die on the gallows. Twelve
representative citizens of Cook county,
this afternoon, adjudged him responsible
for his cowardly deed on the night of
October 28, and the death watch to-night
sits outside his cell In the county jail.
The verdict of the jury was agreed upon
after a deliberation of little over an hour.
The morning of the last day In tbe trial
was alloted to Alfred S. Trude, who
pleaded eloquently for justice, and
argued concisely to convince the twelve
men before him that tbe miserable
wretch knew he was committing a crime
when he took the life of the lawyer's
friend. Judge Brentana followed with
instructions to the jury, providing for
every contingency or doubt which might
arise in the minds of those who wero
Prendergast's judges. The text of all
the verdicts for and against the prisoner
which could be rendered in his case was
given to the twelve persons and they retired at 1.25 p.m. to consider which one
they should return according to law and
evidence. Prendergast sat sullen and
silent through tho last scene but one In
the trial. After a whilo he was taken
back to his cell in the jail and the tension
which had kept the men and women subdued was relaxed.
The silence only broken by qulot conversation, gave place to light-hearted
talk in every portion of the court room.
The Harrison family was represented by
Preston Harrison, son of tho murdered
man. Neither Preudorgaat's mother or
brother were tn tbe court room during the
closing scene. Nobody was expecting
the return of the Jury for a fow hours.
Suddenly, at 2.30 o'clock, iu the midst of
general conversation aud laughter, came
a bailiff's shrill voice calling "Take seats
now, gentlemen." The meaning of tbe
order was well understood. It had the
effect of an electric shock. "Tbat means
guilty sure." "It's a hanging," were
the words which passed from mouth to
mouth. Every eye was turned towards
the door, and the buzz and hum of conversation died away. Instead a solemn
stillness prevaded the chamber. From
the door came a procession of stern-
faced men. Judge Brentana led the
way, followed by the jury and bailiffs.
The deputy sheriffs had a minute or two
to wait before being dispatched across
the "bridlie of sighs" to the jail, with
orders to bring in the prisonor. Walking
with guards In front of him and guards
behind him, Prendergast advanced slowly to his seat. Jail Clerk Ben Price,
who accompanied the assassin, urged
him to "brace up and keep his mouth
shut!" Prendergast obeyed the latter
injunction only. His bravado and vanity
had fled. Tbe mask had been torn from
his face by fear of an adverse verdict
and he stood before the court and jury
naturally, a cringing coward, afraid to
hear bis doom pronounced. He dropped
into his seat against the wall and the
guards stood over him. His protruding
lower jaw became limp, so that his lips
hung wide apart in imbecile fashion. A
pallor spread over his face and he stared
vacantly In front of him. He sat there
friendless aud excited. The silence was
oppressively Intense. It was broken by
the voice of Judge Brentana saying:
"Have you agreed upon a verdict, gentlemen?" "We have, your Honor," replied
Foreman J. Sutter, handing the fatal
document lo the Judge, who transmitted
it to the Clerk. That officer quietly
opened lt In the midst of breathless suspense, and read as follows: "We,
the jury, lind the defendant, Patrick
Eugene Pendergast, guilty of murder
in the manner and form as charged In
tho indictment, and we fix his sentence
at death."
When the clerk uttered the word
"Death!" Prendergast made the sign of
the cross over his breast with his right
band. Ills demeanor was pitiful. Not
a word escaped his lips. The effect of
the death verdict kept the spectators
silent. No one rose to go. Quickly the
guards took hold of the trembling
prisoner and were hurrying him back to
y jail when the voice of the judge was
heard again. "Bring the prisoner back,"
he commanded, and the condemned creature was led back to bis seat. The
formal tv of pulling the jury had not been
complied with. It was soon over, each
juror answering "yes" to the question,
���'And Is this now your verdict?" Prendergast did not sit down the second time.
He stood pale and terror-stricken close
to his chair, stretching his hand for support against tbe wall while the guard
held the other. After the removal of
the guilty wretch Attorney Wade entered
a formal motion for a new trial, which
will be argued next week. Then the
crowd quickly dispersed.
'Frisco's Unemployed.
San Francisco, Dec. 28.���Hugh Crait;,
of the Commission appointed at the
rooms of the Chamber of Commerce yesterday afternoon, to devise ways and
means to relieve the unemployed of the
city, said to-day that the copies of the
circular will be sent out Inviting members of the Chamber ol Commerce and
Hoard of Trade of San Francisco, the
Produce Exchange, Manufacturers' Association and Bar Association, together
with the heads of several departments
of Commerce, on Friday, at 2 o'clock.
The purpose of the meeting Is to act In
tho direction of raising a fund for employing permanent residents of San
Francisco who are out of work. "It is
estimated," said Mr. Craig, "that thero
are at least 2,400 permanent residents
and citizens of Sail Francisco, not a
floating population, who aro out of work
and who need immediate employment.
Of these 2,400, 000 are married and l.wio
single. It is estimated that lt will require $1 per diem to sustain the 1,500
single, and $1.50 per diem for the 900
married men. In round figures it will
cost $3,000 per diem for 100 days to
carry on our own work by tho laboring class through the wintor, or $300,000
in all." ^__	
London, Doc. 28.-A dispatch from
Paris to the St. James Gazette says that
the wine-growers In tho South of Franco
aro so over-glutted with thoir produce
that they offer wine at ono penny per
quart, but fail to obtain that price. The
splendid vlntago has made wine a drug
in tho market. New casks cost more
than the wine needed to fill them. Tho
dispatch adds that three thousand winegrowers In the Montpelier district are
preparing a protest against morchants
supplying the wine shops of Paris with
manufactured wines when tho genuine
article Is so cheap. A groat meeting of
the growers is to be held at Nlmes, for
the purpose of calling attention to the
scandal of selling counterfeit wines.
Railroad Building.
From tbe Nelsou Miner, Dec. 25.
Sinco some rather peculiai stories have
gone the rounds respecting the Provincial Government, and every person
and corporation interested in or connected with the building of the Nakusp &.
Slocan railway, a little information
as to the facts of tbo case would not bo
The Tribune started a goneral charge
going on Nov. 23rd, in which the railway
promoters were credited with pocketing
some $300,000 as their wack out of what
was in reality a public work.
Had the Tribune owned New Denver
we could have understood tbe writer's
bias against tbe Nakusp & Slocan railway, which Is not going to enter New
Denver or make its station upon the addition to that town, in which we understand Mr. Houston is so heavily Interested. But of course personal motives
would never sway tbe Tribune. Our
contemporary has, as he claims, taken
pains to secure from "competent engineers" and from "practical men" the Information tbat the road will not cost the
contractors more than $600,000, and tells
the public that it would cost tbe country
$900,000, hence $300,000 must go into tbo
hands of tbe promoters.
Now we find that tho road Is not going
to cost tho country ono dollar, although
tbe Government will guarantoe the credit
of tho company to the extent of about
$640,000 Instead of $900,000. If tho contractor receives tbe full amount realized
for tho company funds, and tbo road
costs, as our contemporary assorts upon
good authority, about$600,000 then there
will be a prolit for tbe contractors of
$40,000 less than ton per cent, of tho
contract price, which, considering tho
capital required to finance so large a
contract, and the risk taken, Is certainly
very small.
We believe that the Provincial Government has taken every precaution to
secure the country against any loss in
assisting to finance undertakings of this
character, if necessary to the growth and
development of a new country.
In the first place, the Dominion Government's subsidy, or rather promised
subsidy, for It has not yet been voted,
has beon deposited to the credit of the
Provincial Government by the company.
Again, the lease to the Canadian Pacific
railway has been assigned to the Provlnco. Thus the Province will be in
receipt of 40 per cent, of the gross earnings of tbe road, to meet the interest on
the bonds and to provide a sinking fund
to wipe out the principal, as well as
$112,000, the amount deposited by the
company in lieu of the Dominion Government subsidy.
We are also informed that the company, in addition to the amount realized
from their funds, have agreed to pay tho
contractors $30,000. so that the promoters instead of making, as our contemporary asserts, $30,000, are actually
putting their hands into their pockets to
the tune of $300,000, for which, at the
expiration of twenty-five years, they will
own the Nakusp & Slocan railway, subject to whatever claims the bondholders
may then have. As to the character of
the work and tho materials being put
into the road, the Tribune need have no
fear. In order to obtain tbe Dominion
Government subsidy, the company is
compelled to build a road which will
pass the Inspection of the engineer of
Canadian railways. Before the C.P.R.
will accept and operate It under their
lease it must pass the Inspection of one
of their engineers, and before tho Provincial Government guarantee one dollar
It must have been constructed so as to
satisfy Mr. Mohun their inspecting
engineer. The Tribune will thus see
that the road must unuergo three different inspections before it is accepted or
Facts are things for a nowspapor to
deal with. Newspaper readers havo
brains enough to form their own opinions
as they have have no doubt already
formed them as to such hasty insinuations regarding the Premier or the Provincial Government. The facts sot out
above will enable the to judge the rest of
the Tribune's article.
In Cold Blood.
Colusa. Cal., Dec. 29.���About 3 o'clock
this morning word reached here that the
body of a murdered man had been found
In the Sacramento river below the town.
Deputy Sheriff Jamieson was detailed to
investigate, and upon his arriving at the
place indicated, found that there were
two bodies. Upon examination it was
discovered that an atrocious murder had
been committed. One man, evidently a
German, about five feet ton inches in
height, weighing about 180 pounds was
found with the right side of his head
completely blown off, evidently with a
shot-gun held close to bis head, as his
face is powder-burned. The other man,
whose nationally is unknown, was live
feet eight inches high and weighed about
150 pounds. He was found to have had
his head cut opon and had two knife
wounds in the breast. The deed had
been perpetrated In a cabin on the Moulton ranch, on the east sldo of the river,
about four miles below Colusa, and their
bodies hud been dragged to the river and
thrown in. Nothing whatever Is known
of either of the men. Robbery was ovi-
dontly the cause of the murder, as the
pockets of both men had been turned
Insldo out. This Is undoubtedly one of
the most cold blooded murders ever perpetrated In the county, as both men wore
shoeless, Indicating that they wero attacked while asleep.
Port Arthur, Drc. 29.���Thomas A.
Keefer, a prominent resident is dead,
aged 42 years.
Toronto, Dec, 29.- Walter M.Whorrell,
arrested here on suspicion of having murdered old Mr. Williams and his wlfo at
Port Credit, is said to be well counectod
in tho old country. Ills relatives In
Scotland have cabled $500 for his defence.
Seattle, Dec. 29.���SocretaryWhlttlesey
In tho Chamber of Commerce of this city,
has received a copy of tho Hawaiian Gazette, Honolulu, published Decomber 12.
Tho front page has a three column article on the proposed cable, giving a
diagram showing the bottom of the ocean
betwoen Honolulu and Montoroy Hay,
California. Near Honolulu the ocean
bottom drops off abruptly to a depth of
2.878 fathoms, and contlnuos at this
depth for many miles. Tho doepest
place In the entire route is 3,973 fathoms
with an average depth between Hawaii
and California of about 2,400 fathoms.
Tho article gives the opinions of a largo
number of U.S. englnoors and also of
engineers of England and France stating
the practicability and necessity of the
Ihe Shrewd Catcher of Criminals Had a
Way of Making the Guilty Ones Confess.
How HeOloin Waa Brought to Time and
Increased the Rope Collection.   -*-"
Scenes���intense, dramatic, horrible
beyond conception to the men who are
compelled by a subtle force, a moral
magnetism, to convict themselves with
their own uncontrollable words���are not
infrequent at police headquarters.
An interesting case was that of Mc-
Gloin, a tough who killed a Frenchman. There was little positive evidence
against him. Everything was supposititious, but Thomas Byrnes' suppositions in matters of that kind are likely
to be not far from right. He waB
reasonably certain that McGloin was
guilty, and that there had been three
witnesses of the crime. Tho names and
whereabouts of theso probable witnesses
ho knew. McGloin had also pawned a
pistol. Byrnes guessed thut it was the
pistol with which the crime had boen
committed. But ho had not a particle
of proof of any ono of these things.
One day, however, he had McGloin
nnd tbe three other men arrested, taking caro that no one of tbo quartet
should know that the others had been
captured, giving no one of them an inkling of why he hud been taken into custody. This also occurred during Byrnes'
term ns inspector. He occupied the
room now used by Inspector McLaughlin, and around its walls in those days
were the cases of implements and mementoes of crime now on exhibition in
the museum across tho hall. Into this
room, where, as he entered, a tall glaSB
case full of the ropes and black caps
which had figured in the city's executions stared him in the face, McGloin
was led. Noither the surroundings nor
the fact that he was to be closeted with
the famous police official worried him,
however. He was full of the bravado
of the "tough."
One of the windows of this room
looks out upon the courtyard in the center of the building. Inspector Byrnes
placed a chair so that its back was
close aginst this window, and another
facing it, with only room for knees between it and the casing. To the latter
chair McGloin was led. As he sat
there he had a full view of the courtyard. Byrnes sat in the other chair,
with his back to it. Close on Byrnes'
right was a desk.
Thus arranged, the plot began to unfold. For 10 minutes the inspector
talked earnestly to the prisoner without
good result. Then he touched a bell.
The door of the room opened, and an
obsequious Jew entered, and approaching the desk laid on it a pistol. Mc-
Gloin's attention was attracted by the
noise of the newcomer, and he turned
to see���the pistol with which he had
killed the Frenchman and the pawnbroker to whom he had pledged it.
Without a word, but keeping his eyes
on McGloin's, the Jew backed out of
The Spit Snake.
There is a snake belonging to the
small family cansidie, inhabiting Africa, that is said to have the power
of ejecting its venom to a short distance. This snake is called by the
Dutch Boers "spuw slang," or spit
snake. When this snake erects its
teeth, the pressure of the maxillary
bone on the gland causes the venom to
flow in drops, and it may bo quite possible that by discharging air from its
mouth the poison may be blown some
distance. But this information and
observation of these Dutchmen may be
taken cum grano saliB, or we might
fall into the same errors as the ancient
Munchausen, Pliny the elder.���New
York Times.
A Judge of Human Nature.
"Doctor, tell me honestly whether
my health is improving or not."
"My dear sir, you're getting on famously, famously."
"You are not speaking the truth,
doctor, but 1 can tell without your assistance whether I am getting better or
"How can you judge??"
"By tho behavior of my heirs."���
Paris Gaulois.
Coaching Convicts.
"An is yuro man workin now, Mrs.
"He is that, Mrs. Tooley."
"Phwat do ho liodoin, Mrs.Mullay?"
"Coachin convicts, Mrs, Tooley."
"Phwat's that, Mrs. Mullay?"
"Drivin the black maria, share, Mrs.
Tooley."���Elmira Gazette.
Tho empress dowager of China celebrated her sixtieth birthday recently in
tho traditional manner of her country.
Over 1,000,000 pieces of red silk, each
40 foot long and il foot wide, were mado
in tbe imperial factories, to 1�� used in
decorating tho streets of Peking for this
A combined photographic and visual
telescope has lieen finished and placed in
position for Dr. Jansen at Meudon. The
two lenses were made by the Henry
Bros, of tho Paris observotory, and the
mounting by Gauthier of Paris.
An Amorican humorist once said that
"tho only way to define a kiss is to take
one." Oliver Wendell Holmes called a
tiss tho twenty-seventh letter of the
alphabet���"the love labial which it
takes two to apeak plainly."
It is a custom among certain tribes
in Siberia that when a woman is married she must prepare the wadding dinner with her own hands.
"It seems," said the barber, "that
my whole life is to be spent getting ont
of one scrape into another,"
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everywhere held in high esteem. He
has filled numbers of offices in the municipality with credit to himself and
satisfaction to the public. And best of
all, he is a man of broad views, free of
prejudice, and agreeable to work with
any party that can best serve the trust
he has In hand. That is a pretty good
character, and Mr. Johnston is entitled
to It. Whether he is a Government supporter or a supporter of the Independents this writer knoweth not nor careth
not. It is not the good of a political
party that Is being sought on this occasion, but the good of the Municipality
of Surrey, and we hope and trust that
voters will hold this steadily in view,
and elect Mr. Johnston by a rousing
��ft*  pacific  ��itttaMan.
In announcing last week that Mr.
Daniel Johnston, of Mud Bay, would be
a candidate for the Reeveship of Surrey,
we stated that we would have more to
say on the subject in this issue, which
promise we shall now endeavor to fulfill.
There is-no inclination on tho part of
the writer of this article to say anything
���unkind of the present Reeve of Surrey.
Mr. Armstrong, no doubt, performed the
duties of his office to the best of his
judgment according to his light. Last
year he was thought to be fitted to accomplish a certain purpose in the council that was deemed desirable by many
of the prominent settlers of Surrey, and
they were strong enough to elect him.
They were not disappointed in the main
issue, but apart from that many of
Reeve Armstrong's methods were objectionable to these same supporters.
Much of this might be overlooked, but
there has arrived a period in Surrey's
history that may almost be termed a
crisis, and many of those who have
large interests at stake are of the opinion
that Mr. Armstrong has placed himself
in such a position that as Reeve he
would only be a hindrance to the accomplishment of matters of very great
Importance to Surrey's prosperity, and
that will likely come up within the next
few months.
It is well known that Surrey is In
financial stress, on account of the unfortunate dyking scheme; also that several of tbe leading roads in the municipality are in great need of costly repair.
It is the announced policy of theGovern-
ment to extend aid to municipalities so
placed, and there Is an earnest desire on
the part of probably the great majority
of the settlers, regardless of political
opinion, to obtain from tbe Government
such measure of relief as may be had.
The lato Mr. Robson Is understood to
have consented to pass to the credit of
the municipality a grant sufficient to
raise the Serpentine roads above high
water, and when Mr. Davie was in Surrey last fall, he was approached by several prominent men on both sides of
politics, and ho encouraged them to believe tbat he would be as liberal as was
contemplated by his predecessor. Now,
then, to sum up: There isau opportunity
for Surrey to recover In a large measure
from the misfortunes of the past, if a
council is elected for this year that will
work along harmoniously with tbe one
end in view of securing for the municipality the benefits that are in a sense
almost within reach. To this end men
of liberal views are needed on the Council board, and especially is a man of
broad Ideas required in the Reeve's
chair. Mr. John Armstrong will not
fill that bill, whatever his merits may be
otherwise, and it would be a grievous
mistake if the prosperity of a large community should be sacrificed to tho stiffness of an opinionated man. It wonld
be a sad thing if tlie people of Surrey
should permit their views of Provincial
government to balk their municipal welfare, seeing that the two are entirely
separate aud huve DO connection with
each other. And yet the Columbianuows-
paper of this city apparently seeks to do
that same wicked thing hy Dringlng Mr.
Jas. Punch, M. P. P., into tlie contest,
with which he has nothing to do any
more tliuii a prominent man In the community has always to do with affairs
passing around him. It Is true that
Surrey can best deal with the Government through Mr. Punch, for the other
representatives of the district can be of
no service. It is also true that thoso
who seek well for Surrey, feel that il
would bo well to free, the coming council
of those members who by their political
bias have rendered themselves incapable of forwarding the purpose in view.
By a consensus of opinion, Mr. Dan.
Johnston, of Mud Hay, was picked upon
as by all odds the most desirable man iu
tho community to manage the affairs of
Surrey at this juncture. Mr. Johnston
is one of the substantial farmers of the
.district.     He   Is   widely  known,   and [
In last week's issue of this journal
there was a briof reference to what is
now known as the "Wide Tiro Act." A
quotation was also given from tho,
Mission City News, condemning tho Act
as "silly." The Columbian ot Tuesday
takes the matter up, as in duty bound
by ties of sympathy with Mr. Kitchen,
lt accuses this paper of wilfully misrepresenting'tho provisions of the Act, by
stating that It "prohibits tho use on the
" public roads of ordinary agricultural
" wagons." Now the Canadian readilv
acknowledges that there was a measure
of misrepresentation,but it assuredly was
not wilful. We havo tho courage to
admit not having seen tho Act at the time
of our former writing, and though tho
Columbian had made no sound the wrong
Impression conveyed last woek would
have been corrected In this issue. In
real truth the editor of this paper, who
till within a few months has been residing among the farmers of the District,
never heard of Mr. Kitchen's ridiculous
and Imbecile measure until Wednesday
or Thursday of last week, when an Item
In the News-Advertiser stating that the
Act wonld come into force at the New
Year caught his attention; alsoa pointed
editorial in the Mission City News bearing ou the matter, both of which were
published with very few comments, for
It was Christmas time and the entire
staff of this paper was half off duty.
That thero was no intention to put the
foolish and scandalously inconsiderate
measure in a worse light than it really
merited, is evidenced by the fact that we
reprinted the News-Advertiser's statement
that the penalties applied to wagons
carrying loads of 2,000 pounds or more.
With better information on our part a
little further discussion of this measure,
which greatly concerns the farmers,
appears quite in order. It may not be
amiss to note, in passing, that the Vancouver paper misrepresented by implying
that it is at the option of corporations tn
enforce tho Act, which is not true, the
provisions of tho measure being absolute.
Here Is the Act as published In tho
Columbian :
"1. After the first day of January,
1394, it shall be unlawful for any wagon
or vehicle, carrying a load of more than
two thousand pounds weight avoirdupois,
to be drawn or driven on any of the
public highways of that portion of the
Province of British Columbia situate
west of the Cascado range of mountains,
unless the tires of such wagon or vehicle
shall be at least four inchos In width.
"2. It shall be sufficient prima facie
evidence that any wagon or vehicle has,
contrary to the provisions of this Act,
carried a load of upwards of two thousand pounds weight, for any crcdiblo witness to state upon oath that to the best
of his judgment and opinion the wagon
or vehicle in question, at the time of
the alleged infraction of this Act, carried a load of more than two thousand
pounds wplght, and upon such evidence
being given the onus shall be cast upon
the party charged of disproving that the
load exceeded two thousand pounds.
"3. It shall be unlawful for any person
or persons to drag logs or timber over or
along any of tho public highways of that
portion of the Province of British Columbia situate west of the Cascade range
of mountains.
"4. Any person who contravenes or
permits the contravention of the first or
third sections of this Act shall, for the
first offence, forfeit a penalty of not more
than twenty-five dollars, and for a second or subsequent offence shall pay a
penalty of not more, than fifty dollars,
such penalties, or either of them, to be
recovered, on summary conviction, by
distress, and, In default of sufficient distress, the offender shall suffer Imprisonment for any time not excoedlng one
Now, it Is safe to suy that not one In
twenty ol the parties not concerned ever
heard of the, "Wldo Tiro Act" until
within tlie lust ten days. Many have
not heard of It yet. The ridiculous
measure drops down upon the fanners
of thu District like a bomb. Stand at
tho Fraser ferry und watch, und It will
be found thut there are scurcelv  a  half
dozen 4-Inch tired wagons in the whole
district south of the river, The fanners
must bring their produce to market, and
they have tho same good wugons they
have hud for years past, and that have
served them fully to their satisfaction.
Few of them havo means to buy new
wagons, and If they hud thore are probably not enough of 4-Inch tire iu the
country to supply the demand made by
an arbitrary law���perhaps a put-up
scheme to benefit somo dealer in agricultural implements. So here comes the
procession of law breakers, bringing in
their potatoes and so forth to market, a
ton or more ut a loud, for It would not
pay to team less, and even as tho roads
now are a ton Is not a big load for a pair
of good horses. Perchance, a spiteful
man chooses to annoy his neighbor, and
lo! the wisdom of Kitchen gives him tho
lever, for the onus of proof rest upon the
party doing the teaming. Was there ever
anything more wretchedly inconslderato
of the rights of others���of the vested
rights of a whole community? No limiting provision, but an absolute order to
buy new wagons or stop hauling heavv
produce to market.
In the Eastern Provinces it used to be,
and probably is yet, half agreed that the
Game Laws were just the thing for inexperienced but ambitious legislators,
sometimes with more conceit than brains,
to expend their crude Ideas upon. In
that direction the opportunity for harm
was limited. It would be well if some
similar perennial subject of legislation
could be devised for this Province, to
vent aspiring incapacity, and protect
the large interests of the country from
meddling Incompetonce.
It is a most astonishing thing that tho
"Wide Tires Act" was ever permitted to
become law, and the members of the
Government aro not free of blame
whether they voted it merely to humor
Mr. Kitchon or too lightly gauged the
injustice it would inflict. It Is truo, as
tho Mission City News says, thu members
from east of tho cascades were not concerned, as it did not apply to their districts, and wero therefore porhaus ready
enough to help a fellow member along In
his littlo hobby. The city members, no
doubt, bad a real Interest In endeavoring
to banish narrow-tired wagons from the
costly city streets. Presumably the
agricultural districts of Vancouver Island were indifferent. It follows, therefore, that it was only Now Westminster
district that had a real interest in the
non-passage of the measure. Now there
are three members for Westminster
District. One of them, Mr. Kitchen,
introduced the Bill. The other two,
Messrs. Sword and Punch opposed It
most vigorously, and were assistod by
Mr. Beaven, leader of the Opposition.
These three stood alone, but they felt so
strongly that they divided the house at
every reading. They proposed an amendment, that the Act should not go into
effect at once, but that the several
municipalities might separately have the
option of passing it, and In this way the
people of a municipality that had come
under the Act might have a chance of
disposing of their narrow-tired wagons
to the people of a municipality that had
not, and so in time all come in without
loss to any. But the amendment was
voted down. Nothing would do but to
make a cleau sweep of wagons that are
standard all over Canada, for it must be
remembered that it is by no means
agreed that 4-inch tires aro the best for
general agricultural purposes, here or
In the East. However, the upshot was
that Mr. Kitchen came out with flying
colors the proud father of a prodigy.
Usually prodigies are short-lived, and
the indications are that this one will be
no oxcoption.
It is to be observed that although Mr.
Cotton, M.PP., helped to carry the Act,
he is now apparently a littlo doubtful of
tho wisdom of his judgment on that
occasion. At any rate the News-Advertiser
basso far not ventured to support it
editorially. Tho Columbian is braver,
and In company with Mr. Kitchen will
tread where there are no foot-prints of
Hue. Fernand under the title of "L'En-
fant du Naufrage;" "Ismalia;" a narrative of the expedition to Central Africa
for the suppression of the Slave trade;"
"Cyprus as I saw lt In 1879." SlrSamuel
was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical
Society of London and an honorary member of the geographical societies of Paris,
Berlin, Italy and America. He received
the Grande Medaille d'Or of the Societe
de Geograpbie de Paris.
Anarchist Outrage.
Paris, Jan. 2.���Angouleme, the capital
of the department of Charente, where
the recent trial of the Aigues-Mortes
rioters was held, was the scene last evening of an outrage, that is by many persons attributed to an alien anarchist who
tried to obtain revenge for the fatal attacks made upon some of his countrymen by Frenchmen. A metal tube,
which subsequent Investigation showed
to have been filled with compressed mining powder and nails, was placed in Jou-
boit's paper mill, a place were a considerable number of hands were employed, and the fuse attached to It was
lit. It Is supposed that the fuse was defective and the fire was longor In reaching the powder than had been calculated
upon; for it was not until nearly ull the
employes had loft the building that an
explosion occurred. Some little damage
was done the machinery near where the
bomb had been placed, but the flying
pieces of metal and nails hit nono of
them. There Is no question that had
the explosion occurred earllor somo of
the employes would havo been either
killod or seriously hurt, as the bomb hud
been pluccd In onoof the most frequented
parts of the mill. It had been concealed
under a piece of machinery, and thus
escaped the observation of tho workmen.
Every effort has been made to arrest the
person who committed the outrage, but
as yet without success.
Will be Shot.
Barcelona, Jan. 3.���The anarchists,
Fogas, Codinl, Ripoll.Cerezuela, Bernard,
Salvate, Archa, Fontanels, Carbonelle
Fructos were at noon to-day handed
over to a military judge bv the magistrate who has been conducting the examination into the Lyceum theatre explosion. The transfer of the prisoners
is due to a demand made by the military
authorities who are conducting tho inquiry Into the recent attempt in this
city upon the life of Gen. Martinez Campos on the ground that the anarchists
above named were accomplices of Pallas,
the man who was shot for throwing a
bomb at Gen. Campos. The anarchists,
who, under a strong escort, was securely
handed over to the military authorities,
were greatly surprised and alarmed when
they learned that instead of being tiled
by the civil courts they would have to
stand trial by a court martial. Hitherto
they have believed that a long term
would he the worst punishment meted
out to tnem, but now they fear, what Is
extremely probable, that they will be
condemned to bo shot.
results: President, T. Dawson; vice-
president, M. Flynn; secretary, N. Mil-
burn; treasurer, J. Weeks. As the result of to-day's meeting, it is thought
probable that work in tho Northfield
mine will be resumed and kept going for
the next six months.
Death of Sir Samuel Baker.
London, Dec. 30.���The distinguished
African traveller and explorer, Sir
Samuel White Baker, F.R.S., M.A., died
at his home, Nowton Abbot, Devonshire,
England, this afternoon. He was a
brother of Lieut.-Colonel James Baker,
Provincial Secretary and Minister of
Education for tlie Province of liritish
Columbia. Sir Samuel Baker wus a
deputy lieutenant of Gloucestershire and
a J.P. of Devon: ho had the orders, the
Grand Cordon of the Medjldie and the
second and third classes, lu addition to
the second class of the Osmamo.
The deceased was born in London,
June 8th, 1821, was educated at private
school also in Germany and married in
1843. In 1847 he established the well
known agricultural settlement and siini-
torlum at Newora Ellia, in the mountains of Ceylon, ut an altitude of 0200
feet above the level of the sea. In 1854
he retired from Ceylon after eight years'
residence, and at tlie death of his wife In
1855, wont to tho Crimea. lie began his
preparations for the discovery of tho
sources of the Nile in 1861 at his own
cost, his history of which Is one of the
most interesting works of travel. He
also received numerous other distinctions.
In addition to his Nile explorations,
Sir Saml. Baker under the auspices of tho
Khedive, headed an expedition to subdue
the African wilderness und annex It to
the civilized world, to destroy the slave
trade and establish regular commerce In
Its place, to open up to civilization tho
vast African lakes which are tho equatorial reservoirs of the Nile, und to add
the whole of the countries which bordor
on that river to the kingdom of the
Pharaohs. On December 2, 1809, having
received from the Sultan, In addition to
the order of the Medjldie, the rank of
Pasha and Major-General, he left Cairo,
Ludv Baker, as In previous journeys,
accompanying him. lie returned in
1873 In a position to suy that his expedition had been crowned with complete success. In 1879 he visited Cyprus,
published "Cyprus as I saw It in 1879."
He also proceeded on further researches
in Syria, India, Japan und America.
Sir Samuel was a voluminous writer,
his works attaining Immense popularity,
several of them being among the most
noted and valued contributions to the
history of African oxploration and adventure. Among his better known books
are: "Tho Rlllo and Hound In Ceylon,"
"Eight Years' Wanderings in Ceylon,"
"The Albert Nyanza," "Tho Great Basin
of tho Nile and Explorations of the
Nile's Sources," "The Nile Tributaries
of Abyssinia and the Sword Hunters of
the Ilanirain Arabs," "Cast Up by the
Sea," a novel, translated into French by
Outrages by Cossacks.
Berlin, Jan. 2.���The Cologne Gazette repudiates the official denials of the recent
massacre of Catholics In Krosche Kovno,
Russia, and gives details of the crueltv
of the Cossacks, who speared and knoutcd
men, women and chll Iron in front of the
church. The bodies were thrown into a
lime pit. The sacred vessels and ornaments from the church were smashed
and thrown into a cesspool. The officers
also allowed the Cossacks to loot the
houses of the Catholic Inhabitants.
In November last the Vo-ssische Zeitung,
ot this city, published a story from
Kovno, capital of the government of
that name In Russia, stating that the
Imperial authorities, who, of course, are
members of the Greek church, had ordered that the Roman Catholic church
at Krosche, lu that government be
closed. With the purpose, It Is said, of
preventing tho order from being carried
out. a large number of Catholics took
possession of the church and a desperate
conflict resulted. Twenty of the occupants are said to have been killed with
swords or lances, while one hundred are
reported to have been wounded. Those
who were unhurt or only slightly injured fled from the edifice pursued by
the Cossacks, who drovo them into a
river, where many of them were drowned.
The orthodox peasants were said to have
aided in the massacre. Shortly after
the publication of this story the Russian
papers came out with an official version
of the affair. According to these papers
the Czar had ordered the church to be
closed in order that a college be built on
the site. The governor and three companies of Cossacks forcibly closed the
church doors, and an encounter between
the military and police on one side and
the Catholics on the other followed.
Four policemen were wounded. The
official statement denies tho story of a
massacre of the Catholics, which It says
is a pure invention.
Tlie Cologne Gazette, a lew days ago.
said It did not credit tho official denial
and claimed to know that the story of
the massacre was true. To-day the
Volks Zeitung publishes advices from
Karosche, bearing In every particular
the lirst story of the.killing of the Catholics. The Catholics', who fled in dismav
when they saw so many of their comrades fall, ran in the direction of the
river. The panic-stricken Catholics
could not turn, for if they did, they
would have fallen Into the hands of the
Cossacks, who, mounted on their horses,
made a short run of it. When the river
was reached, many of the fugitives
plunged and sought to swim to the other
side. A number of them could not stem
the current and were drowned, the Cossacks standing on the bunk laughing
and jeering at them. Those who did not
Jump into the river were secured bv the
Cossacks und taken buck to tho town
whero those who had beon captured at
the church wero held as prisoners. The
authorities ordered tbat all of them be
Hogged, and the order was carried out in
the market place. Women, us well as
men, wero stripped until they wore practically naked, und, surrounded bv the
heartless Cossacks and orthodox Russians, thev were whipped with knouts.
The story has excited widespread Indignation, und persons who are conversant
with the characteristics of the Cossacks
place no faith In the official denial of
their actions on this occasion.
Chinese Registration,
San Francisco, Jan. 3.���Apparently
the Chinese are in no hurry to register.
Only two certificates were issued this
morning. About a dozen Chinese appeared, however, and said they desired
to register; but were not prepared as
they had not provided photographs. A
feature of the bureau will be tho photograph gallery, and Chinese can have
their pictures taken while they wait.
Collector Wolbdrn Is still linn lu his belief that tho Chinese will register. He
consultod with T. D. Riordan, attorney
for tho six companies, and was informed
that every effort would bo made to have
the applicants call for their certificates.
Tho Chinese consul in this city, who has
been absent In Washington, will return
in about three days, and it is said will
issue a proclamation calling on his people to present themselves at the bureau
to secure certificates. Already circulars
printed In the Chinese language have
been posted in Chinatown, and there Is
no excuse for the Chinese refusing to
Portland, Jan. 3.���Hereafter the provisions of the McCreary Chinese Exclusion Act, as amended and approved
November 3, 1893, will be enforced at
this port more strictly than has heretofore been the custom.
Northern Exploration,
Winnipeg, Jan. 2.���To-day B. Tir-
rell, of the Dominion Geological survey, arrlvedafrom his exploratory trip
In the north. Mr. Tirrell and his party
passed the barren grounds from Lake
Athabasca to Hudson's Bay in safety,
coming out on the bay at tho bottom of
Chesterfield Inlet. They then followed
the west shore of the bay in a canoe
almost to Churchill, being tho first party
to come down the west shore of the bay
In canoes or small boats. On the 16th of
October thoy were frozen In a short distance north of Churchill, and getting
out at that place came south overland
by dog train. They travelled over Canadian torritory heretofore never explored by white men. Speaking of the
barren lands, Mr. Tlrroll says: "Thero
is an area there, roughly speaking, of
about 200,000 square miles that has
nover been crossed. The total length of
this trip through an absolutely unknown
country which wo crossed without
guides, was 850 miles. This Is the longest trip through entirely unknown parts
of America that has been made since the
Arctic expeditions in the early part of
this century, conducted by Sir John
Franklin and Captain Back."
Midwinter Fair.
San Francisco, Jan. 2.���The California
Midwinter Fair did not open New Year's
day, as was the original programme
of tho projectors. It U now thought,
i however, that by the middle of the month
tho enterprise will be ready for the
formal ceremonies. The delay Is due to
some mismanagement connected with the
transportation of nearly one hundred
carloads of exhibits and decorations
from tho lato World's Fair. Over 25,000
Invitations for tho opening ceremonies
will bo sont to prominent men and women throughout the country as soon as
the date Is decided upon.
Steamers arriving from the North
within the next two or three days will
bring a great deal of material for tho
exposition. Oregon's building, which Is
being mado in sections within her own
territory, is expected to come down In
this way, and will bo put up immediately
upon arrival. Governor MeConnell, of
Idaho, has written to the effect that he
has ordered tbe exhibit which was displayed at the World's Fair to bo shipped
to Boise City, and it Is now in transit.
When It arrives the greater part of It
will bo forwarded Immediately. The
secretary of the Salt Lake Chamber of
Commerce has written that representatives of the Utah Midwinter Fair committee are now on their way to San
Francisco to negotiate arragements concerning space and the Installation of the
Utah exhibit.
Affairs in Brazil.
London, Jan. 3.���In reply to a question in the House to-day Mr. Gladstone
said that during the warlike operations
the Rio government bad been in constant communication with tbe British
minister to Brazil and the senior officer
of the British fleet at Rio. British ships
were accorded the same protection as
the ships of other nations. The Brazilian insurgents were not recognized as
belligerents bv Great Britain. The
government could not undertake to interfere with the quarrel now In progress
in Brazil.
New York, Jan. 3.���Captain Anderson,
of the steamship Portuguese Priuce,
from Brazilian ports, which arrived today, says: "Ten days before the Portuguese Prince left Pernambuco, twelve
naval cadets were shot by Pelxoto's soldiers. Tho cadets were on- board the
guardship Parahyba, stationed lu the
harbor. They we-e accused of conspiring against the government, and It was
charged that they intended turning tho
guardship over to Admiral Mello. They
were arrested in tho evening, and at
sunrise next morning wero taken out on
the plaza and shot to death. A number
of people gathered to see tho execution.
The young men were led to the place of
death by a body of soldiers. Tho drums
rolled mournfully, the men were arranged In line and handkerchiefs placed
over their eyes. At the first firo seven
fell dead, pierced by many bullets. The
others were only wounded. One wounded
man tried to escape and had started to
run whon half a dozen rifle balls knocked
him down. The rest of the condemned
men wore also shot. This execution
deeply affected the populace and filled
the people with great fear of the government. Martial law was declared about
two weeks previous to the shooting of
the twelve young men. Lying in the
harbor were two cruising brigs and the
torpedo chaser Aurora imported from
England, to help keep the people loyul
to the government.
New York, Jan. 3.���Captain Richards
from Brazil reports that the national
guardsmen and regulars in President
Pelxoto's army have become Involved in
a broil near one of the forts, growing
out of tlie reports of treachery there. A
pitched battle ensued and 9U are said to
have been killed.
New York, Jan. ,1.���Captain Fisher of
tbo steamer Strabo, from Santos, Brazil,
reports little excitement thero. Fisher
hoard of no collisions between soldiers
and civilians In Santos: there wore no
j warships In the harbor. At Vittoria
I and Bahla everything was quiet. On
: December 29th the Strabo passed the
| cruiser Now York bound to Santa Lucia,
W.I. Captain Fisher is Indignant because the cruiser utterly ignored his signals and salute.
London, Jan. 3.���A Pernambuco despatch sayi the cruiser San Francisco, of
the American navy, has been ordered to
join the American squadron at Rio. Sho
was to sail thither to-day.
Northlield Miners.
Nanalmo, Jan. 2.���As a result of the
arbitration committee's Interview with
Superintendent Itobins yesterday, a muss
meeting of miners of tho district was
called for to-day. The meeting oponed
lu the opora house at 10 o'clock this
morning, when tho committee made a
report which was to the effect that having examined the different Itoms of ex-
penso attached to the production of coal
at the Northlield mine, they found that
the contentions of the management wore
quite correct; that In comparing the
statemonts of tho company, and tho calculations roughly mado by the North-
Hold miners, they found that tho minors
failed to mako allowance for several Important items of expense. Therefore,
seeing that nothing could bo done in
this respect the committee endeavored,
with partial success, to get somo concessions from the management, and
Superintendent Robins had agreed to
make a slightly better scale with regard
to brushing. There being only a small
attendance, the meeting adjourned till
the afternoon, when the matter was
again discussed at length. Finally a
secret ballot was taken, with the result
that by 155 to 109, the men decided to
accept the modified scale. This matter
being settled, the election of district
officers took place, with  the  following
Yarmouth, N.S., Jan. 2.���Wm. D. Lov-
Itt, of this place, shipowner, and probably the wealthiest man In the province,
Is dead of pneumonia; aged 59.
A plebiscite on tho question of the
adoption of prohibition, was voted on
throughout the Province of Ontario
a few days ago. All the cities and towns
in Ontario gave an overwhelming ma-
joriy in favor of prohibition.
St. John, N.B., Dec. 30.���The Rev. Cyrus H. Rice, a prominent young Methodist minister, and a son of Mr. S. H.
Rice, committed suicide at the residence
of Senator Lewis by putting a bullet
through his heart.
Toronto, Dec. 31.���John P. Clarke, secretary-treasurer of the Northwest Land
Co., committed suicide by jumping from
the wharf Into the bay at the foot of Bay
streot. His friends can assign no reason
for the rash act.
Hamilton, Jan. 2.���Dr. Rogers and Dr.
Glasscock, late assistant resident physicians at the city hospital, are Iu the pest
house suffering from Smallpox. The
disease is of a mild type. The patients
and attendants at the hospital have been
Ottawa, Dec. 30.���The foreign trade of
the Dominion for the year 1893 is the
largest on record, being $247,684,000, as
compared with 8241,369,000, In 1892.
The exports were $118,619,000, the
greatest in the history of the Dominion.
Montreal, Dec. 30.���For some time negotiations havo beon In progress between
the U.S. Government and the Cushing
family, of Montreal, and others Interested, for the purchase of a block of
land on Cushing's Island, In tbe harbor
of Portland, Me., on which to erect fortifications. Yesterday a jury, which has
had the affair under consideration for a
month past, awarded the sum of 8103,-
000 for the thirty-three acres which the
government requires. Cushing's Island
is ono of thu most popular summer
resorts on the Maine coast, and the addition of a fort to the many other interesting attractions will be another reason for the tourists' visits.
Montreal, Jan. 3.���There is every evidence of trouble for tho new Whitney
syndicate, which secured control of the
principal coal mines of Nova Scotia and
Cape Breton. Emissaries from tbe discontented section of Nova Scotia have
been In Montreal testing tho feeling here
and endeavoring to work up an agitation
against the syndicate. The idea is,when
Parliament meets, to bring in a resolution questioning tho right of the Legislature of Nova Scotia to turn over the
mines to tho Whitney combination. The
Montreal members have been asked to
support such a resolution, and tho majority of members from New Brunswick
and Nova Scotia are said to be pledged
to It.
Toronto, Doc. 30.���It has just been
learned that recently the family of W.
Cook, M.A., of the legal firm of Fuller-
ton, Cook & Wallace, had a narrow
escapo from death by poisoning at the
hands of a revengeful servant. A few
months ugo a domestic was engaged by
Mrs Cook. She entered upon her duties
with apparent docility, but before long
sho developed an unpleasant dispositlou
and finally Mrs. Cook gave her notice of
discharge. Ono morning Mr. Cook discovered that the victuals which were to
be eaten at breakfast had boen tampered with. Investigation proved that the
girl had made a deliberate attempt to
murder the wholo family by placing Paris
green In the food. Mrs. Cook induced
hor husband not to take proceedings
against the girl.
Ottawa, Jan. 3.���It Is understood that
the Government has decided to exercise
tho clemency of thn Crown in the case
of the boy murderer, Philip Hill, now
lying in Brandon, Manitoba, jail waiting to be executed on tho 15th Inst.
Hill, who Is about 14 years of ago, and
who Is an emigrant lad, poisoned his
master, Robert E. Graves. Both lived
on a homestead together. Graves was
doad several days beforo he was found
In tho houso in which they lived. The
body was partially decomposed. Hill
told a number uf conflicting talcs as
to how his master camo by his death.
Finally tho lad was convicted of poisoning Graves and sentenced to bo hanged. His extreme youth and lack of any
kind of advantages for an early training
have saved blm from the gallows.
DWinnipeg, Dec. 30.���During Friday
night serious fires occurred at both Car-
berry and Miami. At Carberry a lire
broke out in M. Lyon's bouse, occupied
by J. P. Curran, as a dwelling and offico.
The flames gained headway rapidly and
soon extended to D. Hunt's largo livery
stables, E. May's implement warohouso,
owned by James Thompson, Walker's
auction house, owned by Jas. Thompson,
and E. Ross' office, all of which were
consumed. At Miami, the fire originated In Frost and Wood's building occupied
by the Harris Company. This building
with G. T. Hornberger's harness store,
Lawrence and Campbell's hardware store,
Collins and Munroe's general store, the
barber shop and Sam Cowan's hotel were
all burned to the ground. Most of the
stock in the different places mentioned
was saved, but all more or less damaged. V33
The blue wild violets in the grass, ;
Ths; smile up at me as I pass;       ',
The tender hue of April Bides,       (     ���
They miml me of my baby's ayes, ',
My bonuie little laughing lass
Amid the violets in the grass!
The bonniest babe was ever born!
Hor tresses like the taBseled corn.
Her mouth the sweetest half blown ro**,
Her laugh the merriest breeze tbat blows!
Her eyes, what could their blue surpass*
Mot e'en the violets iu the grass.
Ah met how plain 1 see her stand.
Her feet sunk in them, and her ha
Eager U> pluck them all for me.
Her face aglow with baby glee,
Her fingers hidden In the mass
Of blue wild violets in the grass!
Again I see her, laid at rest.
The violets nestling in her breast
The waxen angers, white and cold,
Btlll clasp them in their patient hold.
But know not now, alas, alasl
The touch of violets from the grassl
Soft cradled on a sunny slope.
Watched by twin angels. Faith and Hop*.
My pretty baby sleeping bos;
And as it were her own swueteyee
Smile up to greet me as I pass
The blue wild violets in the grass.
���Catharine Festetits in Youth's Companion.
"I was only 19 years old when I shipped the first time," said my friend, the
old sailor. "The craft was a brig oalled
the Swallow, and she was bound for the
west coast of Africa, having a cargo of
cotton cloth, hoots and shoes, rum in
casks, needles, braes kettles, cutlasses,
old muskets and other stuff that could
be readily traded for gold dust, nuggets
and ivory with the natives. In thoee
days, moro than 40 years ago, fortune*
were made in this trade, bnt time*, have
changed since then.
"Wehad another object besides trading,
tor we were instructed to look after the
schooner Ella Noblo, which had sailed
for the very locality to which we were
bound and had never returned. What
had become of her was a mystery, for
although she was spoken when within a
day's sail of the African coast no further
tidings had come from her, and it waa
feared site had met with some fatal disaster.
"Th* craw were mostly made up of
the roughest men found in shipping offices and along the water front, for the
voyage was not a desirable one, as there
was sure to be no little risk of life and I
the food could not be the best procurable |
by any means.   I was not at all favor- j
ably impressed by my messmates, bnt
my head was full of foolish notions about I
the romance in a cruise to Africa, and I
was more than eager to go.   Some of the
romance faded when I was put on salt
rations and compelled to do the duty of
a common lief ore-the-mast sailor.
"The captain was a brutal fellow, as !
he needed to be in order to command
such a crew and keep them in subjeo-
tion.   He had a voice like a foghorn and ,
a scowl that was black as a thunder- :
cloud.   The first mate was a Spaniard
named Coretlo.   He had a fiery temper
and a heavy hand, but I fancied him
more than the skipper.
"For some reason Corello seemed to I
take a liking to me, and I afterward had
cause to thank my good fortune this was
true. He was not nearly so hard on me as
be might have been, although I felt that
my lot was quite hard enough.
"It waa not long after leaving port
that I observed queer actions among the
sailors.   There was a great deal of muttering,   and sometimes  I would  espy
some of the men with their heads togethv ,
er talking in low tones.   I did not like i
this, and so I told the mate about it.   He
looked at me queerly, saying guardedly:
" 'Have caire.   Zese men no like a tattler.   If soy hear you tell t'ings, some j
time you get'���   He finished by drawing
hia finger across his throat in a significant
"From that time I felt sure there waa
trouble brewing, but I remembered the
warning and was careful to keep my
mouth shut. My dislike for the captain
increased, and I actually grew to detest
the man after I saw him knock down i
with a marline spike a sick man whom
he had ordered aloft, but who was unable
to mount the ratlines.
"During the first part of the voyage
the captain and Corello got nlong well
enough, and we had sighted tho African
const when they had llieir first quarrel.
The skipper attempted to bully the Spaniard, as was his custom with the regular
men, and Corello ilarod up in an instant.
Hot words followed. All at once the
master grabbed up a light running block
and filing it at the mate's head.
"The aim was true enough, but Corello
dodged. Then the skipper caught up a
belaying pin and started for tlie Spaniard. I saw a flash of steel, and Corello
fell back against the main hatchway, u
knife in his hand. With a Bpauisli oath
he swore he would cut tho captain's
heart out if an attempt was made to
strike him witli the belaying pin.
"For a little time the two men looked
straight into ouch other's ejus, and then
the Captain's hnnd fell. 1 exported he
would order that Corello bo seized and
put in irons, but he did nothing of ths
kind. Instead he retired to Ilia cabin,
and I saw a singular smile playing about
the mate's mouth, while I fancied thure
was a burning power in his black eyes.
"That night Corello came to me as li
stood my watch. Ho touchod me lightly
on the arm. whispering:
"'I save you. Don't you be scare when
the time come.'   Then he was gone.
"I felt that a mutiny was threatened,
and I was in doubt about whut to do. I
did not join the mutineers, nnd I had
ubout determined to report my suspicions
to tho captain when I was relieved from
tho watch. As I was going forward I
saw two forms and heard the voice of
Corello saying:
" 'Not this night. Tomorrow."
"This relieved my feelings somewhat,
and I dared not attempt to arouse the
skipper then, as I knew he would make
a terrible racket about it, so I went to
my bunk. I didn't sleep much, but the
night passed without further incident.
"Morning found us becalmed at the
mouth of a large river. The sun came
op red and scorching, making the water
shimmer like burnished silver,   Not*
breath of air rippled the surfaco of the
sea or fluttered the canvas we spread.
By 9 o'clock a sort of bluish gray haze
crept over the sky, bat the heat was
none the less oppressive.
"The captain walked tt. deck and
raved. 'Do you know where we aref he
snarled at Corello. The natives who inhabit this country are cannibalsl What
if they should take a fancy to attack us
now? We'd aU b* served in soup and
"The skipper seemed to blame tha
mat*, and in lees than three minute* another row had begun.   This time the
I master did order Corello to be seized and
j ironed, but the order was not obeyed.
' Not a man moved to carry out the oom-
I mand.   Instead the sailors stood scowling at their oaptain.
" 'What's thisf" he roared, hi* face
growing black. 'Do you refuse to obey
me?   By h���1, this is mutiny!1
" 'We are seek of you,' calmly said
Corello. 'We serve you ze way ze crew
of ze Ella Noble was serve, drab him,
"The skipper snatched out a pistol and
retreated a few steps, swearing to blow
out the brains of the first man who tried
to touch him. I saw a Portuguese creeping catlike up behind tho man, and I
knew the brig would soon be in the possession of the mutineers unless some unforeseen occurrence prevented,
"At this very instant Bildad Dowries,
a cockeyed old tar, shouted:
" 'Canoes puttin off from shore loaded
with blackskinst There's piles of 'em,
an they're all armed.   We're in for a
"In one instant the mutiny was over.
Every man realized our peril, and they
jumped to the rail to get a look at the
approaching canoes. Downes had told
the truth. A regular war party of the
cannibals were coming off to attack the
" 'Muskets and cutlasses, menr thundered the captain. 'Train the gun on
'em and blow 'em out of the waterP
"Our only chance was to fight, and
that chance was really a slim one, aa we
were badly prepared for such an encounter. Our heavy gun was a rusty old
thing, and it was doubtful if it would
do much execution. Bnt we were not
destined to fire a shot,
"Suddenly a great cry went up from
the throats of the natives, and the canoes sat motionless on the glassy water,
while the black faces of their inmates
were turned upward.
"'Great God!  Looktherel*
"The sailor who uttered the ory point
ed almost directly overhead, and there
we saw a most astounding spectacle. A
two masted schooner turned bottom up
ward seem to hang suspended in tbe ail
amid the bluish haze that overspread the
sky! Every sail was set, but they hung
idle like our own, as if sho waa also becalmed. We could look directly upon
the deck, but not a living thing seemed
stirring about her.   She was deserted,
"But the most singular part of it all is
that I could read her name, and I swear
she was the lost schooner Ella Noble.
"In a few moments she began to fade
from view. Dimmer and dimmer grew
her outlines, and she was finally swallowed up and lost in the haze. When
we looked at tne cannibals, every canoe
was scooting for the shore as fast as paddles could send them. Those natives
were the worst scared lot you ever saw,
and we had no more trouble with them.
"I suppose it is easy enough to account
for the vision of the vessel in the sky by
calling it a mirage, but sailors are mighty
superstitious, and there were some sober
men on the Swallow after that No further offer at mutiny was made, and everything moved smoothly to the end of
the voyage.
"But we didn't find the Ella Noble,
and she has never been heard of since."���
New York Dispatch.
A Detail In a Government Offloe.
It is the popular impression that tha
smaller affairs of government are very
loosely run and that in any qf the departments are opportunities for fat pickings by any man not overscrupulous.
Aa evidence of the incorrectness of thU
theory one of the treasury department
employees relates an incident of the first
day of Mr. Carlisle's administration.
Secretary Foster had occupied one chair
at his desk for a long timo, and, as men
will, had become attuched to it. He expressed a desire to take it with him.
"Certainly," said his successor, "take it
along." It was more easily said than
done. First an order was necessary:
then the chair was to be accounted for
to the official who has such matters in
charge; then it was to be paid for. It
was a valueless piece of furniture. As u
short way out of the difficulty the ei>-
praiser was sent for. Ho eyed the wren
over and said It might be worth $) lu
anybody woo wanted it very much.
"All right," said the new secretary.
Then ho put his hand it. hia pecker,
pulled out a |2 bill, paid the official and
presented the chair to his predecessor.���
Washinirt/w i>���-��
An Old English law.'
The archives of the port of Southampton, England, contain a curious naval
law of the fourteenth century. TLj
document holds the captain of a vessel
responsible for the value of tho good.i
lost if his vessel is wrecked on any voyage begun in Bpite of the opinion ct r.
majority of the crew that the wind WOO
unfavorable.���Kate Field'B Washjafciiia.
A Fara-dua.
Gentleman���I want to buy, o.MfeoV
Boston Salesman^We don't.keep ima
rubbers, sir.
Gentleman���Well, then, smorty, Iavjw-
a pair of rubbers.
Salesman���Thank you, sir; now, yon
are talking. What mzel���QPBiSHityaz.
*ho King of Slam.
The king of Siam must havo been a
Buddhist priest, and to become a priest
one must renounce all worldly honors.1
Hence after Chulalangkorn had o-cu.
been crowned he renounced) hto oillco
and became a priest for, 21,Guj s(, c|t��
which he was again, i��� " ' "*' ""
delphia Press. .'    --"*
Nino Vancouver hotels where liquor
was sold have been closed by the License
Mrs. Buck, mother of Mrs. S. D. Pope,
of Victoria, died at Oregon City a few
days ago.
The truck owners of Vancouver aro
taking no notice of the wide tire act
which came in force on Monday.
Mr. J. Nagao, a Japenese contractor,
is in Vancouver. He Is constructing a
ditch 15 miles long at Ihe Horso Fly
mine, Cariboo.
Mrs. Sarah McTeigh, an old time Victorian of "the sixties" died on Saturday
from weakness, following a recent operation.
During the past year 133 patients were
received at the Nanaimo hospital; 11
died, 12 are still under treatment, the
rest were discharged.
During the year there wero registered
In Victoria 364 births, 227 marriages and
274 deaths.   During 1892 there wero  B48 I
births, 144 marriages and 300 deaths.
Frank Brown, who shipped as first;
mato on the Blalrhoyle from Vancouver
to Sydney, died Immediately on the arrival of the ship at Sydney. The late Mr.
Brown was well known in tlie terminal
The December foreign shipments of
coal amount to 58,719 tons, of which
18,3311 were from the Now Vancouver
colliery, 22,ri'.l!l tons from Wellington,
10,778 from Union, and 2,083 from Bast
Chief Constable McKinnou, of Nanalmo, has captured a bad Chinaman, who
has long supplied local Indians with
Intoxicants. It seems that oven his
brethren avoid the man, who, suffering
from a bad skin disease, is wrongly regarded as a leper by fellow Mongols.
Jonathan Simpson, well-known to all
old-timers in Victoria, died on Saturday
last at his residence near Coldstream, at
the advanced age of 77 years. He was
amongst the very first to come to Vancouver Island, having been brought out
by tbo Hudson's Bay Company, in whose
service he continued for many years
beforo settling down near Goldstream.
George T. Stevens, A. Mcintosh and
William Griffith, the pirates arrested on
the British side, were given a preliminary
hearing at Anacortes on Saturday and
bound over with bonds at 8750 each.
The prisoners aro charged with robbing
the schooner Lizzie Colby, and some of
the stolen property was in their possession when arrested.
While the Salvation Army officers of
Victoria were engaged Sunday night In
conducting a meeting In the barracks,
dilllgent bnrglars had broken into their
headquarters on Douglas street ransacked all the drawers and trunks.and taken
away about 830 In money and a quantity
of clothing. The burglars gained entrance by prying the latch of the rear
window. In their haste they did not
catch sight of a dingy-looking cash book
which contained close upon 8100.
The Slocan Prospector says: The section of gold-bearing rock on Eightmile
creek aud extending over tho divide toward the "galena farm" on B'ourmile
creek will probably be the first ground
prosoocted in the spring in the Slocan
district. Gold Is found all along tbe
lake, from the Dayton mlno at the foot
of the lake to Wilson creek, near the
head of tho lake, but Eightmile, whero
tbe Little Daisy is located, appears to be
tho richest in gold. The gold fovor is
bound to break loose In tho Slocan In
the spring, and the veteran prospectors
want to be in lt. Silver and lead are
good enough, but let us have gold, too.
Norman Friend, a well-known young
j Englishman, was drowned Sunday after-
I noon at Nine-mile river on the west coast
; of Vancouver Island. Ho was washed
j from tho rocks at a rather bad crossing,
| and, athlete though he was, the end
came quickly down among the jagged
! rocks in tho boiling surf. The body was
j not recovered. Norman Friend started
j from San Juan in comoany with Joseph
| Williams to go to Caramanah to spend
j New Year's day with W. P. Daykin, tho
| operator there. Williams made strenuous
j efforts to save his companion and nearly
I lost his own life.
Louise Williams, one of the housemaids
at the Provincial Royal Jubilee hospital,
[ Victoria, was arrested by Sorgt. Hawton
| last  Saturday   evening,   charged   with
��� stealing various articles, tbo property of
j the hospital.    On searching her trunk
j the  following   miscellaneous  collection
| was discovered: Eleven liower vases (the
' gift of the King's daughters), eight egg
' cups, one agate basin, ono -bundlo lamp
wick,  eleven silver  tea   spoons,   threo
I dinner knives, four dinner forks, one salt
\ cellar, six handkerchiefs  (belonging to
; patients), ten gentleman's handkerchiefs,
i one ladios' linen collar, one new syringe,
sixteen sponges and one tin gelatine.  At
the Police Court she confessed and  was
sentenced to one months'  Imprisonment.
Tho Sentinel says:  Work  Is going on
busily at Ashcroft on   the line of for-
I warding the pipes required for the Iforsc-
i fly mines.   D. McGillivray has mado tho
' pipes at his Iron works near New West-
\ minster, and Is forwarding them by train
| to Ashcroft. lie sent up two blacksmiths
and some wagon makers, and there they
made   Immense  sleighs  to   convey   tho
pipes up the stage road.    Twelve toams
are now engaged hauling   tho pipes to
whore the now   road   leaves   the stago
road, whilo a  sub-contractor will team
them to the mines.    Thn  teaming  will
occupy fully threo mouths with all tbo
sleighs that can conveniently be put on.
George Stroebel,   the  brother of  the
condemned   man,  Albert Stroebel,  has:
been In Victoria for several days,   pro-!
! bablv for the purpose of arranging some i
i affairs for his brother.    Albert Stroebel I
' Is reported as doing well In   prison,    lie
appears cheerful and  unconcerned as to
his future.    Ills appetite is excellent and
; he eats with a relish Whatever is sot be-;
j foro blm.   In some of bis personal habits j
! Stroebel is quite a model young man. He |
does not uso tobacco In any form, seldom
if ever drinks, and appears to be very
quiet in all his tastes.   He has evidently
not tho slightest hopo of any outside interference in his case, and is resigned to
the Inevitable.
A resident of tho Esqulmalt road, Victoria, Walker by name, is under arrest,
tho charge against him being of an unusual and serious nature. Mr. Henry
Croft, M.P., with Mrs. Croft, was walking home at a somewhat late hour on
New Year's bight, having spent the
evening In the city, and were passing
Walker's placo of abode when a window
was opened and a revolver discharged,
directly at thorn.     Strango   to say, al
though not 30 foet away, neither Mr.
nor Mrs. Croft was injured. For a moment each believed tbe other struck. Mr.
Croft, a- sooti as he had satisfied himself
that Mrs. Croft was uninjured, started
back to Investigate, Mr. Carter, who
lives in the neighborhood, also making
his appearance on tho scene. Walker
at first made an Incoherent statement in
reference to chicken thieves, and afterward asserted vehemently that the
weapon had been accidentally discharged.
London. Jan 2.���Despatches from
Vienna say that the Polish newspapers
at Cracow contain accounts of the recent
attempt to poison the Czar. According
to the reports, at tho anniversary df the
founding of the order of St. George a
grand dinner was given. The Czar was
present and partook of the food. Subsequently tho Czar and tho guests at the
banquet were taken sick, and an investigation revealed the fact that the fish
bad been poisoned.
Loudon, Jan. 2.���Twenty thousand
people turned out at the Crystal Palace
Friday night to give greeting to Mons.
Blondin, who, aftor nearly a year's retirement, reappeared on the scene of his
first British triumphs, and electrified the
assembly with some extraordinary feats
of rope-walking, Notwithstanding the
i fact that he is within two mouths of his
70th birthday, the veteran acrobat displayed as much nerve and appeared to
be In as good physical condition as in thu
days of his greatest successes. He gave!
a private exhibition hefore the Prince of
Wales and a number of friends New
Year's night.
London, Dec. 81,���The Central News has
this despatch from Madeira: "Thousands of death;-, from cholera havo occurred at Teneriffe, ono of tho Canary
Islands, since tho beginning of the outbreak. At present tho epidemic Is subsiding rapidly. Tho officials havo divided the Islands into quarantine districts, and have vigorously enforced
their sanitary measures. The streets
have been washed with lime, and residents and travellers have been constantly
fumigated. Trado has beon paralyzed,
as ships have avoided touching at the
Toronto, Jan. 2.���The municipal elections took place throughout the Province
yesterday. The result of the mayoralty
contest In Toronto was surprising. Fleming, who has occupied the chief magistrates chair for the past two years, and
who at the last election received 3,000 of
a majority over E. E. Sheopard, was defeated by about 4,000 majority. The
Protestant Protective Association Is said
to have voted solidly for Kennedy.
D. S. CURTIS & Co., New Westminster.
(Successors to BOUCHERAT & Co.)
HIS HONOUR the   Lieutenant-Governor has been  pleased to make
the following appointment:���
SOtli November, 1893.
Jambs D. Byrne, of the City of Vancouver, Esquire, to be Official Administrator within  and   for   the Vancouver
County Court District.
14th December, 1893.
THE Public Offices of the Provincial
Government will be closed on Monday the 25th, and Tuesday the 2Gth
inst, and on Monday tho 1st andTuesday
the 2nd day of January, 1894.
By Command.
Provincial Secretary.
[L.S.]    E. DEWDNFA\
To Our faithful the Members elected to
serve in tho Legislative Assembly of
British Columbia at Our City of Victoria��� Greeting.
Special Attention pn tn the liilai Trade.
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,   Mattocks,     Wedges,    Cook
Stoves.   Heating   Stoves,   Agate  Ware,
Tin Ware, House
White Lead,   Etc., Etc.
Cunningham  Hardware Co
The Toronto
Shoe Store.
We have much pleasure in tendering our second holiday
greeting and wishing you all the compliments of the season.
Our stock is large, of the best goods, and prices are all in
favor of the buyer. We believe in keeping the money moving, small profits and qnick returns, and as times are hard and
money scarce, we will help you out by cutting the profit to the
bone. The trade may squeal, as they have, but it is our customers we wish to please, and we are bound to do that with
Good Goods and Low Prices.    Call and see us.
Tueodohk David, ) \\J HI
Attorney-General, f YY aro desirous
and resolvod, as soon as may bo, to meet
Our people of Our I'rovlnco of British
Columbia, and to have their advleo In
Our Legislature:
NOW KNOW YE, that for divers
eauses and considerations, and taking
into consideration the ease and convenience of Our loving subjects, We have
thought  lit, by  and   with  the advleo of
Our Executive Council of the Province of
Hrltlsh   Columbia,   to   hereby convoke,
and by  theso  presents enjoin  you, and
each of   you,   that  on   Thursday,  tbe
Eighteenth day of the month of January,  one  thousand  eight  hundred  and
ninety-four,   you  meet  Us  in  Our said
Legislature or Parliament of Our said
Province, at Our City of Victoria,  FOR
treat, do, act, and conclude upon thoso
things which in Our Legislature of the
I'rovlnco of  British Columbia,  by   the
Common Council of Our said   l'rovldco
may, by the favour of (lod, bo ordained.
In  Testimony   Wiiekhof,   we   have
caused   theso    Our   Letters   to  be
mado 1'atont and the Oroat Soal of
the said Provlnco to  be   hereunto
affixed:   Witness,  the Honourable
Edgar Dewdney,  Lieutenant-Governor of Our said Province of British
Columbia, In Our City of Victoria,
In Our said Province, this Fourteenth
day of December, In the year of Our
Lord one thousand eight hundred
and nlnetv-threo, and in the fifty-
seventh yoar of Our reign.
By Command.
Provincial Secretary.
Timber,   Lumber,   Shingles,   Lath,   Pickets,  Doors,.
Windows,  Frames, Mouldings,   Honse Finish,
Mantels,   School    Seats  and Desks,
Fruit and  Salmon  Boxes,
&c,    &c,     &c.
Importers   of Plate,   Sheet,   and Fancy Glass
Lumber  accurately
Promptly  Filled* NEW   WESTMINSTER,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA    JAN.  fi,   1894.
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fe b
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without a good Home Paper.
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It is the especial aim of the  Publishers to  make the
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(Continued from last week.)
"Patienoe, Bosie," interrupted Mrs.
Newton, smiling. "We have not a doubt
of our boy's willingness to share in all
the self denial or hardship that may be
in store for us, but his college course is
nearly completed, and he will be capable
of so much more remunerative labor if
he can enter upon life with a well cultivated mind that it would seem wise
for him to finish, even if some extra exertion on our part and self denial on his
may be necessary."
"I think," said George, "we understand your wishes and am sure we
would all most gladly aid in perfecting
them, bnt I fully agree with sister that
it wiil be difficult to convince Alfred
that he cannot participate in our work
from the commencement."
"I appreciate the sentiments you both
express," said Mr. Newton, "but wewill
leave the matter for a later discussion.
I must now have a few moments' conversation with your mother, while you, my
daughters, lay aside your riding attire
and ring for tea. This evening we must
be denied to all callers and meet in a
strictly family council."
We turn with great reluctance, even
for a few moments, from this peaceful
home, whose inmates look calmly to the
uncertain future, upheld by a "conscience void of offense toward God and
man," to a most painful contrast.
A more wretched person can hardly
be imagined than Le Barron as with
bowed head and folded arms he passed
from the store and bent his steps homeward. Ah, what a home awaited him!
Well he knew how the tidings he must
communicate wonld be received by hi.
Whichever way he turned despair and
misery stared him in the face, and his
own conscience rose from its long slumbers, and now a stern accuser set his
���ins in order before him. It carried him
back to bis youthful days and traced
the beginnings of the dark tempest that
now raged so fiercely around him,
threatening otter destruction. It whispered of the father, too early lost, whose
whole life had exemplified the true principles of integrity he so earnestly urged
npon bis son; of the tender mother,
whose latest breath bade him follow in
his father's footsteps and trust in his
father's God. Now it recalls the fascinations of the gay young beauty
whose heart could only be bought by
wealth and foolish splendor, not given
in generous love. Then came trooping
before his fevered vision the temptations to rash speculations, far overreaching honesty, to which he had yielded,
and which, most unfortunately, proved
so successful as to place him early
among wealthy men and enabled him
to secure the long coveted bride.
Ah, how soon did he wake from his
enchanting dream of love to find all that
his heart had so desired turn to bitter
ashes! This sad disappointment in the
home he had so fondly pictured and the
little satisfaction found in the wealth
and high position gained by scarcely
honest means recalled his parents' efforts
to inculcate truo principles, which, had
they been adopted, might even then
have shielded him from the sorrows, already foreshadowed, in the early period
of his middle life. When at last Mr.
Newton accepted him as a partner, how
firmly did he vow to his conscience never
again to indulge in tho dangerous experiment of unscrupulous speculation! The
strict prohibitions against any Buch attempts, which were a part of tho rules
of Mr. Neivtqn's business, helped to confirm him in these wise resolutions. Once
secure of the partnership, he most anxiously strove to conceal from Mr. Newton some of the business transactions of
his earlier life, well assured if once
known his continuance in his present
position would be of very short duration.
For years he had stood well with the
community. A few whispers of his former "haste to be rich" reached Mr.
Nowton. but after a strict yet quiet investigation he found no cause to believe
the rumors or withdraw his confidence,
and the reports gradually died away.
Meantime liis home was not the bright
and refreshing spot his youthful fancy
had pictured. Le Barron was not naturally a bad hearted man. His love for
his wife had been almost idolatrous. He
fancied her perfection, but a few short
months dispelled the illusion, and for
many years he had been the slave of her
whims and caprices.
Wrs. Le Barron was early educated to
feel that wealth and high social position
should be her life's ambition. Her parents were poor, but very proud, and
when the rising young merchant, Le Barron, wooed and won their daughter their
joy was unbounded.
Whose house so grand? Whose carriago, with its supei b horses and liveried
outriders, made such daily sensation?
Whose parties, that vied with the tone of
the old world, wore so much the style as
their daughter's, Mrs. Le Barron?"
Was not this sufficient to satisfy a parent's wildost ambition? Why should
they bo troubled or dissatisfied if their
child's private life was one of strife and
peevish complaining���if misrule and un-
governed passion made perpetual discord
between the inmates of that elegant
Such were the parents of Mrs. Le Barron, and such the sentiments they had
exhibited and taught her to act upon
from her childhood. Truly they had
"sown tho wind," and the terrible harvest was ripening fast.
Before Mrs. Lo Barron's insane extravagance her husband's wealth melted
like frost bofore the sun. He saw the
riches for which he had forsaken his
father's God "taking to thomselves
wings," and the position among his brother merchants, whose foundations he had
laid in sand, was already crumbling
away and tottering to its fall. Sleepless
nights and days of dread were silvering
his hair and bowing the tall form that
once towered so erect above hit fellows.
He was a premature old man.
When Mr. Newton went abroad, Le
Barron's anxieties were almost too
weighty for him to preserve the semblance of self control. It was said Le Barron was confining himself too closely to
his business, and Mr. Newton with bis
usual unselfishness proposed that he
should remain at home and that the invalid should have the advantage of the
change. Ah, little could Mr. Newton imagine the shock this kind proposition
gave him. The miserable man knew that
to leave then wonld be swift destruction, revealing at once the fearful position of his own affairs.
But still able to preserve an outward
calm he courteously declined the proffered relaxation on the plea of great distaste for traveling, and with an earnest
assurance that his health was firmer than
his appearance indicated he smilingly
bade his friend farewell.
Le Barron struggled through the first
year of his friend's absence, knowing
surely that this absence and the unsuspicious nature of the junior partner
alone saved him from speedy exposure.
In this state the grand temptation found
him. Goaded to madness he joined hands
with the tempter and fell, gaining for
himself one more short respite from
clamorous creditors by a clever forgery
of Mr. Newton's name. And now he
goes to tell this fatal story to those whose
sins havo united to drag him down to irretrievable destruction. Bankrupt I Dishonored! A forgerl Fugitive from justice or only shielded by him whom he
has pecuniarily ruined, yet bearing in his
own heart the punishment of his crimes,
how can he endure the terrible meeting
with thoso harsh spirits at home?
Who would willingly follow him as he
enters his dwelling and listen to the
cruel recriminations, the bitter taunts,
with which that heartless woman, wild
with rage, assails him, when, with trembling frame and quivering lips, he reveals the misery and shame before them?
r Poor he Barron tank into a cliair.
We cannot describe the terror of that
scene, and surely we would not if we
could. It would be like standing by the
mouth of the pit. It was the few words
of this dreadful scene that Lillian and
Rose heard whioh sent them bewildered
and frightened home to their parents.
Poor Le Barron sank into a chair at
the first outburst of his wife's passion,
stunned and moaning like one in a fearful dream.        	
Edward Newton at 20 was left an orphan with a fine education, but almost
penniless. His parents wero hoping to
see him established in some profession
congenial to his refined and intellectual
tastes, but their sudden death changed
all his prospects and compelled him to
look for some employment that should
provide at once' for immediate wants.
A distant relative offered him a situation in his store far beneath that which,
without vanity, he might havo hoped for.
But with an unusual degree of good,
practical common sense for one so young
he accepted the offer at once, knowing
that he had energy and knowledge that
would enable him to rise rapidly if he
was faithful to his trust.
A very few weeks sufficed to show Mr.
Stanly that the new clerk was greatly
superior to liis position, but tho old gentleman was cautious and suspicious and
had no intention of making any hasty
change. He had given Edward his present occupation because of favors received
many yeare ago from tho young man's
father, when Stanly greatly needed a
friend, and for this he had felt compelled
to offer the position to his son, if but to
satisfy his own conscience. "Then," he
thought, "if he proves capablo and honest I will help him to make his own way
into a good business. But should I find
him unworthy I am bound by no promise and can easily drop him and let him
pass from my thoughts."
But Edward was soon too valuable to be
discarded, and added to natural endowments his lifo was a peculiarly sweet exemplification of Christian faith and practice.   His father was simply a moral
man, making no pretense to any religious motive for being, as he truly was,
an example of sterling honesty and unflinching integrity.   His own conscience
bore witness that he never oppressed the
poor; that  tho  widow and  fatherless
could  bring no charges ngninst  him,
even in thought, for fraud or extortion.
When  Mr.   Stanly gavo  Edward  a
chance to work, he considered all indebtedness for kindness received from
his parents as fully canceled.   He liked
j the young man, and after somo months'
: acquaintance came as near loving him as
I was prudent  in a business  man.   Ho
j would be well pleased to see him sue-
: cessful, but if he proved so while in his
employ it was, after giving him tho situ-
' ation, simply a business operation, and
tvery upvrard step henceforth must be
j paid for in cere and profitable labor.
Stop by step he slowly increased his
I salary and his labors also.   When after
| four years of faithful toil Edward New-
j ton had made himself so necessary to the
interests of his employer that it became
j but selfish policy to offer him a partner-
j ship in the establishment, Mr. Stanly
I was at heart really rejoiced  that his
: cousin's son had proved so worthy and
I had so faithfully earned the promotion.
When received into this partnership,
Mr. Newton's next step was to secure a
home for himself.   The idea of hi) marriage  was distasteful to Mr. Stanly.
' 'Still," said he, "my rale has always been
to leave each nun to aot and judge for
himself and   then   aWe the   consequences."
In bis heart he whisperedi "Foolish
boy, when he was doing so well tool He
will lose all he has gained now. Had I
known of this marriage, I should have
waited awhile before receiving him as a
partner. But I shall watch more closely
than ever, and if I detect one false move
I must drop him. Shall be really sorry
to do it, though. | I must be growing
childish. Edward has crept nearer my
heart than I thought any one could," and
the old merchant's lac* showed a tenderer feeling than tt had worn sines
But when Mr. Newton wedded Lucy
Dale and. presented her to Mr. Stanly
her gentle, womanly manners quite won
the hard old man's heart, and not many
years passed before he urged them to take
np their abode with him, that he might
at lost realize some of the true joys of
home. A few years under Lucy's pure
influence added to her husband's truly
Christian but unobtrusive teaching, by
God's blessing, softened the worldly
heart, and when, "like a shock of'corn
fully ripe," Mr. Stanly was gathered to
his fathers his large possessions, after
some affectionate legacies, were divided
among judicious charities and promised
long to be blessings to many.
Mr. Stanly left no near kindred, and
the elegant dwelling and grounds, where
he had passed a lonely life till his young
friends brought joy and sunshine into it,
he bequeathed to Mrs. Newton, "a thank
offering for the lovo she had shown him
and the good she had done him," This
was the magnificent place so poorly described at the commencement of this
story remodeled and improved by its
present owner's oorrect taste until the
stern grandeur of the original building
had grown into its now harmonious proportions.
Let the reader become better acquainted with Mr. Newton's household before
we intrude upon them when assembled
in the pleasant study.
Lillian, the eldest, her mother's summer child, was born when the birds and
roses of June filled the air with melody
and fragrance. Tall and graceful at 84,
she has her mother's figure, but with
more quiet and repose of manner. Her
dark golden brown hair is twined in
heavy braids around her head, requiring
no other ornament than the single rosebud George has just placed there.
The twins���Rose and Ralph���next
younger than George, are always the
first to attract attention on entering a
room when the family are together. A
more lovely tableau could hardly be
found. Imagine a bright, petite figure,
with eyes that would be black were they
not ever too full of hope and joy, the
perfection of a woman's head adorned
with woman's crowning glory���a magnificent mantle of hair, the color of
which, whether let down, as was
Ralph's teasing custom, to ripple in
beautiful waves to her tiny feet, or
bound in careless grace about her head,
was made by any changing light or position equally uncertain as her eyes.
So far this may carry an outline for
fancy to fill, but farther we may not venture. The most consummate artist
could but faintly convey the charm, the
sweetness of Rose Newton's face. Her
character was freBh and original. She
inherited from her father a singular command of choice and appropriate language and from both parents a well balanced mind that cultivation had richly
stored, but the sprightly humor, the
brilliant and choice wit, the playful repartee, belonged to herself alone, or if
shared by any her twin brother, Ralph,
might claim a partnership. At 15, in
form and features, the brother and sister wore singularly alike, but now, when
nearly 20, Ralph's figure had developed
into more manly beauty and towered
high above his sister.
In mental endowments Rose had tried
to keep near him in her studies, and
while ho surpassed her in strength and
vigor of expression she far outshone him
in brilliancy.
Alfred, the youngest, a lad of 15, was
quite sedate���not as much given to the I
boisterous amusements of boj'hood as for
his health's sake his parents could have
wished, yet always ready to leave books
or his pleasant dreamings to ^oblige or
gratify another.
In person he had eyes of more striking
beauty than those already introduced,
but thero were strange glances at times,
recalling of ten somo of the peculiar traits
of all. Lillian's-serene repose, George's
outspoken, decided tones, Ralph's iinpet-
uousity when aroused, as well as Rose's
glad, merry laugh, were all manifest or
mingled in his various moods. But there
were a thoughtful seriousness, a deop
fount of tendereBt love and entire unselfishness, that were peculiar to himself and
made him, the youngest, the especial
darling of all. In each heart he was
cherished as tho one whoso talents would
some day be the glory of their name.
When they first spoko of tho change in
prospect, they had cheerfully accepted
the consequent labor and self denial bo-
foro thom, but in each heart was the
settled purpose that Alfred's opportunities for developing all tho powors with
which he seuniud endowed should not be
in any reBpect curtailed.
Eustuco Dunbar had for years been one
of the household. Ho was the son of a
dear friend of Mr. Newton's, and at his
father's death had beon committed to his
kind care. Guardian of tho son und executor of his father's estate, Mr. Nowton
had made his home a happy one for the
young orphan when at an early age he
was sent to him from India.
Eustace had been as tenderly nurtured
and educated as his guardian's own sons
and his small property so wisely invested
that now at tho ago of 27 ho was well established in a prosperous businoas. His
love for Lillian had sprung up from the
beginning and a few months before Bhe
went abroad, on the eve of his own departure for India. Their betrothal was
fully recognized. The arrangements for
their marriage in the course of a few
months were in progress when this misfortune came upon her father.
Jasper Grenville was from a wealthy
southern family. Sent north to be educated, he entered the same college with
George the year that Dunbar graduated.
His manners were very attractive and
his character unblemished. Through
George he became intimate with Mr.
Newton's family and soon learned to
love Rose with all the enthusiasm of his
southern nature, and she fully reciprocated tbe affection. Their marriage was
not to take place for two years, and then
he hoped to bear her to his native home,
whose beauties he never wearied of portraying to her in glowing colon.
Eustace was with the family at the
evening meal, so important to the New-
tons, and met the revelation whioh Lillian conveyed to him as a true hearted
son should do. While at tea Grenville
was announced. Rose excused herself,
preferring to see her lover alone before
joining the family in the library. Some
time elapsed before they appeared, and
thon Jasper expressed hiB sympathy with
a sincerity and earnestness that could
leave no doubt of the real interest he felt
in the joys of sorrows of the family.
Yet Goorge, with his perception sharpened by previous knowledge, discerned a
restless nervousness that betokened some
deeper source of uneasiness than the
subject now before them, and from
Rose's mood he thought she herself had
detected something unnatural in his
When all were seated after supper,
Mr. Newton entered at once upon the
subject under considerations and briefly
narrated the substance of that which bas
already been told.,
"And now, my dear ones, we are In no
danger of interruption this evening, and
here no separate interests need prevent
each from expressing his or her opinion
with perfect freedom. Dunbar and Grenville, you have cast in your lot with us so
far as to make it very proper and desirable for your views to be heard with the
others. But, my dear friends, remember
you are not bound to cling to fallen
"Surely," interrupted Eustace, "my
Lilly has lost no grace for which I have
loved her these many years by your diminished wealth, hois she? Ah, she is
only the more precious, and if I could
only make it apparent that it might be
best to hasten pur marriage I could rejoice in your trials if I had not learned
to love the parents almost aa much as
the promised bride."
"Although I cannot bout * lore of
many years, as can Dunbar," said Grenville, with unusual hesitation, "I think it
will defy any of fortune's vicissitudes. I
had heard some intimation of these trou
bles before I came and hastened hither
to urge you to shorten these two long
years, and as Dunbar seems meditating a
similar petition I am hopeful of success."
All this appeared right and natural,
but why should Jasper, usually so free
and open in conversation, manifest an
embarrassment so foreign to bis nature?
George evidently does not trust him, and
even Roso is ill at ease.
These thoughts passedsapidly through
Mr. Newton's mind while Jasper was
speaking, and a dull pain was at his
heart, bnt concealing it he quietly replied:
"Thanks for your steadfast interest in
me and mine. But I can consent tono
change to the time already fixed. A hasty
marriage now would seem to me very
much as if I had no longer a home to
give my daughters. On the contrary, I
can surely make them comfortable,
though in a style vastly inferior to their
present condition. But I prefer that
there should be no separation as yet and
hope they will agree with me. We cannot settle on any definite plan until we
are sure of how much we may claim.
But by a full conversation this evening
we can judge somewhat how near our
several tastes may be brought into unison. Next weok will decide to a dollar
how much we may honorably claim from
the remnant of our possessions.
"I am very confident that we may at
least count on $5,000 clear���that is to
say, I am suro the furniture of the house
may safely be considered. as our own
when everything is settled. That is
about tho extent, I think, of all that can
bo loft us. But the furniture will easily
bring the sum I have named, perhap.i
more, and yet reserve the common articles for the fitting up of some small cottage. This will seem to you children
but a meager amount, but it is quite a
fortune compared with your parents' beginnings. And now, George, my son,
with so limited a capital let us bear
what business would best suit your tastes
and abilities."
"Why, father, I am very humble this
evening," said the young man, laughing.
"It is very easy to give one's tastes and
judgments theoretically when there.is
no idea of putting them to the test. I
feel I would just like to put myself in
your hands, father, like a little boy once
more, and ask of you to make of me
what you please. I was not so humble
this morning, mother, when I was talking so grandly. But father can make
some use of me, I know, and after creeping awhile I'll learn to walk liko a man.
I understand the rudiments of mercantile business and am perfectly willing to
enter upon it, though not congenial to
my tastes, but I imagine it will be just
as well to leave our tastes out of the
question and think only of usefulness
and duty.
"I have always felt that if I ever settled in a home of my own I would leave
the city and buy some very beautiful
country place and be an amateur farmer
and horticulturist. But you see, good
friends, tho country seat is not at hand
just now, and I doubt if I could pay my
way in any farming operations until I
havo served my apprenticeship."
The inimitable humor and drollery of
his manner were highly amusing, and a
quick glance full of meaning passed between his father and mother. But suddenly all sportiveness vanished from
George's face, and he continued with
muoh earnestness i
"Seriously, father, I would repeat what
t^ said honestly a few hours ago. Let
your children work while you counsel
and direct I for one will gladly give all
my powers to accomplish any plan you
may deem advisable, but I do not feel \35
myself competent to make a choice for
"I confess I am not so modest as
George," said Eustace, with a pleasant
smile. "I have two grand and good
plans which I am so proud of that I cannot willingly let any one speak before I
have unfolded them. Have I your permission to explain them now?" bowing
to Mr. Newton.
"Oh, yes, father, let's hear this second
Daniel," interrupted Ralph, with good
natured mockery.
"With all my heart," rejoined his father. "I wish all to feel perfect freedom
and desire the wishes and judgment of
all before I express my own. Yours, Lillian, should have been called for first."
"Oh, Lilly will be obliged to think
��� just as I do, you know," said Eustace
playfully, stealing Georgo's rosebud
from her hair and imprisoning her hand
in both of his as she raised it to prevent
the theft. "There, now I can speak
with greater ease.
Tfis    ��� i
"Oh, Lilly will be obliged to think juit at
J do, you know."
"Plan the First���In accordance with a
suggestion you mado some time since, I
have been bringing all my foreign business to a close, at least so far as to obviate the necessity of my spending any
time abroad when I am so fortunate ns
to have this lady undor my especial
guardianship, Lost evening our ship
brought tho papers from India that con-
' summated tho desired arrangements on
the most favorable tertnsyfar belter than
I anticipated. To your early care, Mr.
Newton, I owe the first steps to prosperity, and to your judicious counsels tho
continued incroaso of an income small
indeed when first placed in your hands,
bnt now amply sufficient to warrant the
proposition 1 am about to make..
"As soon as your uiSiirs are adjusted I
would like to purchase your present store,
retaining the present sign of Newton ci
Co., and continue the same business,
asking you to retain your original position and take George as a partner with
us. Then, on the old spot, wo will, Go j
willing, with you for the bead, build up
a business that shall equal tho former. I
wish I could keep my Lillian in thin
grand old home until her father could
once more claim it honestly, but that
can wait in the future. How does this
proposition strike you?"
The idea was so entirely unexpected
that each face exhibited varying shades
of intense excitement, and all eyes wero
turned toward Mr. Newton. It was
some time before he could command his
voice and answer.
"My dear Eustace, you have been as a
son to us from tho hour you were first,
committed to our care, and this unexpected and generous proposition is but
another evidence of how well yon deserve our love."
"Ob, do not set this down aa an act of
generosity, I entreat. You know that,
merely in a selfish point of view it would
be one of the most promising arrangements I could make. Your name at tho
head would be worth thousands to start
. with. I but put in the money���which I
should never have had but for you���you
the ii-Juence, which every business man
knows in your case would be worth
double my money. So please do not put
me to the blush by crediting me with
any higher motive than my own Interest
and pleasure."
"Well, my son, no donbt lt is your
pleasure, and we will let it pass under
that name of many meanings. In most
respects your idea is a very excellent one,
but you will bear with me when I say I
would not wish to havo it perfected.
First, it would be very trying to my
pride to assume my place without a
penny to invest in the concern. But, ii
it \. ere best for all, I could easily conquer pride. Secondly, as I now leave it,
I am free from all reproach. No one
can justly accuse me of wrong. I retire
from the business a poor man. But if 1
in a few weeks begin again in the same
place and business with one who is to be
a son for one partner and a son for a
third and the concern goes on as if nothing had changed, what can prevent the
most honest hearted person from fearing
and tbe slander loving from believing
that my failure was simply an assignment of property into tho hands of a relative, leaving me as rich, perhaps richer,
than before, while Le Barron is utterly
destroyed? Ah, Eustace, even now in
anticipation you feel that this would not
be a wise course. Then, thirdly, I am 00
years old. The anxieties of the last
three months have not made me younger,
and I own I greatly desire to relinquish
mercantile life and make the second beginning on another field if wa can light
on a plan that is desirable f* all. How
do these objections appear to you, Lucy?"
"I sympathize with you fully, Edward,
I have no doubt that Eustaco's plan could
bo most successfully carried out, but the
turmoil and distress you have passed
through of late are too fresh in my mind
for mo to feel anything but repugnance
it tho thought of seeing you again enter
upon tho same business, even under sueh
pleasant auspices."
"So that plan is laid on the table, Eustace, and though it was a grand one I
cm glad that it did not meet with favor,"
suid George. "Now, father, please call
for plan the second."
"Yes, Eustace, we would gladly have
it.   You must not think me obstinate ox
inappreciative of the really sound, good
judgment your first suggestion evinced.
Only circumstances mske it undesirable
with the present state of feeling."
"You will all recollect," resumed Eustace, "that fine country residence about
��0 miles from the city that old Squire
Montgomery used to own, full of s.irub-
bcry, fruits and vineyards. I have bought
it as an anticipated wedding gift foi" Lillian. George's remarks about his tastes
for amateur farming brought my pur-
chaso at once to mind, and tho idea that
in your hands it might be made a most
delightful and lucrative arrangement
flashed upon me like inspiration."
"Hurrah! Here's a chance for our
amateur farmer and horticulturist,"
cried i'ialph. "A second Daniel I Oh, wise
young man, how I do thank youl Any
chance for rue, eh?"
"Yes, mocker," said Eustace, laughing heartily. "I was going to offer you
ti, pin c:o u u plowboy. You could manage
to i'iiio a sober farm horse, couldn't you?
And now, Mr. Newton, if this place can
bo made of use to you, will you not give
me the opportunity of placing it in your
bant! ;, leaving you to arrango all the
preliminaries to your own satisfaction,
only stipulating that you will not mako
a business arrangement of it between
us as with a stranger, but give me my
placo as a son iu tho matter."
Again the parents' eyes met, and this
time there was no mistaking tho meaning that long, earnest look revealed.
I ri liSn tho filial afleotion of one they
had so long lovod, and intense satisfaction that each day's development of liis
noble nature gave increasing assurance
of their daughter's happiness.; Lillian's
approving smile wus ample delight for
her lover. Ralph was longing to banish
the momentary silence by some waggish
remark when his father said:
"I wish, Eustace, you could realise
how truly we regard you as a son. But
beforo I reveal your mother's thoughts
and wishes and my own, or reply at all
to your mu-gestions. I must boBpeak your
patience while we, as is most just, listen
to a word from all. George, my son,
what havo you to offer now?'
So the various members of the Newton family agreed to the plan summed
up by Ralph.
"Well, I vote for the country, the farming operatfoh's';" said he, ' 'and we will
make our Rose a true, genuine Yankee
housewife, Jasper, a burning and shin-
ing light among our southern dames.
Whew I No offense, my lord, I trustl
You surely can put up with a little sport
without such portentous frowns."
"I am not conscious of frowning," said
Jasper moodily, "But I own I do not
understand the spirit there can be in
speaking of your sister as doing hard
labor, nor will I tamely listen to your
sneers against my countrywomen."
"Nor will I bear you, Jasper Grenville, speak in tbat tone to my brother,"
said J, ���'-.', laying an ice cold hand on her
lover's aria. "You strangely forgetyour-
r.'U' to imagine an implied insult from
one who has ever been a true and loving
"Pardon me, Rose, I have no wish to
imagine an insult, but it sounded very
"You are in a strangely suspicious and
cap' Ioub mood tonight, Jasper, and could
I believe for one moment that our reverses"	
"Suy it not, Rose, dear Rose! You
know pevfaatly well you have no cause
to believe ine capable of any but theten-
doreit and truest sympathy."
"Pardon the interruption," said Mr.
Newton firmly, "but this must cease.
In ray presenoe disputes or unkind remarks can never be tolerated. It is un-
d for, my friond, to see you so dis
turbed by a simple remark, which, although it may have seemed ill timed, a
short time since you would have been
the fin* to laugh at and enjoy."
Montreal, Dec. 20.���Mr. Kaulbach,
Member of the Dominion Parliament for
Lunenburg.Nova Soctia.who is at present
in this city says there Is going to be
trouble over tho Provincial Government
granting the Whitney Syndicate most of
of the Nova Scotia mines, and that It will
be mado an Issue at tho local elections
next spring. Mr. Kaulbach says tho
reduction of the American duties on coal
will not benefit consumers in Canada if
tho syndicate is permitted to control
both the Nova Scotia and Pennsylvania
Wait, hoping that God will restrain the
folly of our misguided brethren and keep
us all in peace. Should our country need
any of yon there will be no withholding
the most precious. But the time is not
"No, my dear wife, not yet, but any
week, any hour, the storm may be upon
us, and it is wise in whatever form it
comes that we are not found unprepared. Still my impression is that we
may manage to bring the forming
scheme into some definite shape. Of
course, Eustace, you and I will enter
more fully into dotails after I have had
a day or two to think upon it. O A R I IM F T W ORk'
"One week will bring everything to a I v",BM,tl    vvwnrv.
close here and leave us free to enter up-1 M. Jensen, Shop 30 McKtnzie Street,
on other labor; therefore you had better ! ��'d Furniture repaired and made to look
take Lillian and her mother out to the I ����? new.   Furniture made to order.
i *r    i a i��������� )f ���n i. ;,    A call so cited. Carpenterwork prompt-
place on Monday and learn if all is in
habitable order and bring back a full i _ ,
report.   Should everything be favorable \
you and I will havo an agreement drawn
up that will be satisfactory to both, j
guarding my pride and your affeotion j
from collision.
"Of course this is but a rough draft
and very crude. RefleoMon may greatly
modify and perhaps compel us to relinquish it altogether, but as I have roughly sketched it how does the idea of this
'new life' please you all?"
"I would ask nothing better, my husband
Campbell & Doherty,
NOTICE is hereby given thut application
_ will bo made to the Parliament of Canada at its next Session, for an Aet to Incorporate a Company to construct, maintain
and operate a Canal or Navigation from
somo point on Burrard Inlet in or near Port
Moody in British Columbia, thence In an
Easterly direction to somo point on Pitt
River in Township 40 or in Township 1); and
witli power to construct and operate all
works and structures necessary or proper
in connection therewith; to acquire by pur-
otherwise lands for
i chase, twpropriati....
IF I remember aright, wo cannot; the purposes of the Company and to dispose
fail to make labor �� pleasure in such a j tl.enH.Jj ^^ruSu^^^'lJa^ote
spot." ! to build or purohase Steamer or Sailing
���I  am  sure it will not take long to  Vessels, scows und  barges,  to reclaim lands
ana foreshores to construct ana operate telegraph or telephones and to do all other acts
incidental or necessary to the objects ubovo
Dated litis Sad day of November 18011
Solicitor for tho applicants.
Mr. and Mrs. Newton were suable during the evening to forget the intimations
George had given them respecting Jasper's predictions. Thoy struggled faithfully against suspicion and would have
rejoiced to bo convinced that they had
been mistaken. Bnt that Grenville had
come to them that evening laden with
some disquiet which he was anxious to
concsil was too apparent, and that Rose
was disturbed and made unoertain by it
was also equally manifest.
After aU were seemingly calm Mr.
Newton again referred to Dunbar's proposition and acknowledged that they had
always indulged the hope that some time
they might retire from the city and devote their last days to just such pursuits
as were now open to them.
But present indications portended a
year of strife, and any day might see our
country involved in all the horrorB of
civil war. Was it wise, therefore, to
enter upon an occupation that would be
difficult to manage, particularly should
such a calamity como upon us? He then
acknowledged that every scheme which
had risen before his mind us desirable
had been chocked in tho outset by the
steadily increasing conviction that the
arrogance of the south was fast taking
���nob, shape as would compel the north
to meet it witb the strong arm of law, if
not with military force.
For a moment Gronvillo'e face was indicative of such intense and passionate
emotion that it very nearly mastered
him, but his eye quailed before Mr. Newton's steady look, and George's attitude
greatly disconcerted him.
Most fortunate for him, Ralnh hod
drawn Rose's attention to binuisli, and
neither remarked bis strange excitement,
but it was a sad confirmation of the parents' fear for thoir daughter's future.
Nor could they fnil to notice that while
Dunbar's countenance evinced Borrow
there was no mark of surprise. Lillian's
fears were olso awakening, and George's
indignation could hardly be controlled.
A sign from his father of warning���almost of entreaty���restored his composure
sufficiently to escape Rose's notice as she
suddenly oxclaimed:
"Ralph says he will accept Eustace's
offer of a plowboy's place, only, by the
way, until he sees if our country shall
need him in a less peaceful held."
"Oh, my children," said Mrs. Newton,
"dp not give utterance to such u thought.
make my hands acquainted with real la-
Dor," said George, "and I would seriously propose, father, as soon as yon can
Jocide that you allow me to begin the
work preparatory to moving the family."
"Indeed you may, my boy, and I shall
cheerfully find you active employment
in a few days, for we can afford no loitering now."
"Well, father, yon may as well find
work for Alfred and me at the same
time," said Ralph. "We have no intention of being the idle ones, I assure you."
"My son. I cannot yet bring my mind
to allow either of you to leave your studies till your full oourse is finished."
"Excuse me, father; I cannot consent
to that delay. I mean to begin with you
at the very beginning, and I believe I
love study sufficiently to promise that
my evenings and leisure hours shall be
employed in continuing the course I am
now on."
"I am cure you oould, but I am very
"That is to gay," told Rose, "seating
herself on a footstool by her father's knee
and smiling roguishly up into his face,
"our good papa has to battle with his
pride a little on this point also."
"No, no, sister," interrupted Lillian.
"I think it is affeotion, not pride, that
disturbs our father."
"Well, Lilly, that is the most respectful way to state it, and I must own the
most correct one too. But��� father, you
will not insist on Ralph's returning to
college when he cannot help knowing
that now, if ever, is the t:s;ne when we
should all co-operate, I know if it were
me I should study to no purpose."
"Well, dear, we will think of it. Perhaps you and Ralph are right. But I
don't like to think so."
"Yes, father, I am sure they are
right," said quiet, thoughtful Alfred.
"And let me beg you will not separate
me from this work and insist upon my
remaining in college."
The young man had spoken timidly,
but his face was glowing with deep feeling. He was at once interrupted by a
simultaneous yoic from all. They were
fully united on that subject. Alfred's
education must be finished. He listened
with attention and heard each objection
to his wishes, and then all timidity vanished, and one of those changes so peculiar to his face transfigured him. The
earnest, manly dignity with which he set
aside the objections raised commanded ���
respectful attention.
He modestly reminded them he had
heard with great intorest, but in silence,
all that had been said of future plans,
because being so young he felt his part
was to work whenever the mode of operations was defined, but he surely had
not deserved to be severed from all he
loved and trained for a different sphere.
With a tinge of Ralph's humor he reminded them that they were always urging him to be less sedentary and live
more in the open air, and now a way
was open to make that a duty which
they had only set before him for idle
How proudly all listened to the young
lad's manly words, and his father could
not but admit that he was really not in
circumstances to carry out their earnest
desires for their youngest without an
outlay that was scarcely warrantable.
"And in acknowledging this, my children, which I own I do with very great
unwillingness, I show to each of you
that it will take time and very olose
watchfulness before we learn to adapt
onr expenditures to our present income."
The family now prepared to separate
for the night, understanding that after
the visit to Eustace's place the course to
be adopted would be definitely settled.
Toward the close of the evening Grenville aroused himself to take purt in the
general conversation, but it woe with a
risible effort.
Eustace bade them as affectionate
good night, bnt Jasper's preoccupied
manner could not be concealed. Rose
lingered with him for a few moments in
the hall, and on returning to the family
laid anxiously:
"I cant learn what oils Jasper. Boms-
thing annoys or troubles him, and I cannot prevail upon him to trust me with it
I should feel really vexed with him did
I not think it was some home sorrow he
was trying to conceal, because he thinks
we have our Bhare just now."
"Wduld he give you no reason for hto
irritable, restless manner, which we all
"No, father. He simply tried to laugh
it off and sport about it, and when he
saw I was not deceived said very tenderly that I must eeither grieve about it nor
doubt him. It waj^t a trifle. It was
not beBt to speaWSf^at present, but in
a short time I shouhUftnow all about it.'
"There, darling, try to banish all un-
(To  bo Continued.)
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Solid Silver, stem wind American Watch
$8.00, former price $12.00. Men's Gold-
Filled (guaranteed 15 years) Waltham
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Rolled Gold Chains (guaranteed 5 years)
$2.00, former price $4.00.
30 per cent, discount on silver and
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Manufacturer of
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Etc., Etc.
Factory In rear of City Urewery.
Cunningham St., New Westminster, B.C.
For Extra Choice  Fresh
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Opposite Reld & Currle's Foundry.
The Cheapest & Largest Tailoring House
in tlie Province, employing at present
20 hands.
Wo make men's suits from $5 to $15 cheaper"
than others, and yet mako more money than "the old
time big profit," small business, slow coach Tailors*
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The faet is wo would liko to havo a look at the��
man who sells cheaper than wo do.
Waterproof Ulsters & Overcoat*
to order from $14 up.
Cloth sold by tho yard.   Suits cut and trimmed \&>
you want to mako them at home.
in   immense   stock  or  Heady Made
Clothing Tor Men and Boys.
Samples and rules for soil measurement sent on
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Telephone 7-4.
they are selling
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100  lb.   Sacks    Bran,    1 15
00 lb. sacks rolled Oats, 3 60
100 lb. sacks of Wheat, 1 5o
6 lb.  Boxes of Tea,    1 1o
5o lb. mats China Rice,   1 85
Hungarian Flour, $4 70 per barrel
9 tins Tomatoes, $1 00
11 tins^Pease, $1 oo
11 tins Corn,   1 oo
Ceylon Tea, 4o cents per lb
13 lbs Currants, $1 00
Ml other Groceries at very Lowest prices for Cast*
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Oct Prices!
Books, Stationery, Fancy Goods,
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Clothing, Men's Furnishings,
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Try a Pair of $2.50 or $3.00 Pants.
A Fine Assortment of
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BRITISH   COLUMBIA.   JAN.  6,    1894.
an odd begulation:
Piety Not Always the Incentive to Pnnotn-
aUtgr���Spurred by tbe DMtre to Mt During   tbe   Day's Proceedings���Tbe Oere-
;   monlml of Opening tbe House. -**-
The house of commons ie unique
among the legislatures of the world in
having no oomplete accommodation for
its members. There are altogether 670
members of the house, and there are
exactly 480 seats, of which only 308
are on the floor. The speaker takes the
chair at 8 o'clock, except on Wednesdays, and unless the house has agreed
to what are called "morning sittings,"
which begin at 3 o'clock. Three o'clock
is sufficiently late in the afternoon,
judging by the example of other legislatures, but it is too early for the men
of business, the practicing lawyers and
the men of fashion, who still form so
large a factor in tho membership of parliament. It ia rarely therefore that
there are moro than a few members in
attendance at that hour. Another reason for this abstension may bo that
this is the hour of devotion. Each sitting of the house is begun by tho sol- !
cuin reading of prayers by the speaker'a
Chaplain, at present the well known j
Archdeacon Farrar. Those who attend
prayers reap an immediato nnd earthly
reward. On the large table that stands [
in front of the speaker's chair there is
a box which contains a number of cards
with the word "Prayers" printed upon
The member who has attended prayers writes his name on this card and
thereafter places it in the small slot
which 1b at the back of each seat in the
house, and for that particular evening
that seat is his. He may leave tho Beat
for hours, but he is entitled to it whenever he returns and can expel any person who may have taken it during his
absence. There are only two classes oi
persons in the house who have any settled rights with regard to seats. The
front bench on the right hand side of
the speaker's chair is called the treasury bench, and on this sit the various,
members of the existing administration.
The bench immediately opposite is called the front opposition bench, and on
this sit the members of the previous
There ore, it will be thus easily understood, two peculiarities under these
circumstances about tho attendance at
prayers. First, the gentlemen usually
present are not always those most distinguished for their piety. The caustic
editor of Truth has taken in recent
years to laying tho foundation stones oi
nonconformist placos of worship, but
nobody would be less likely to set up a
claim for special piety than Mr. Labouchere. Nevertheless, every night oi
the week Mr. Labouchere listens with
pious attention to tho ministrations of
the chaplain. The secret reason is that
the first seat on the front bench below
the gangway is a place peculiarly well
suited for the guerrilla that is ever on
the watch for the moment to make an
onslaught on a wicked administration,
ond Mr. Labouchere, as the chief of the
guerrillas, iB especially fond of this seat
and has oocupied it for years. This
incumbency, though sanctified by sa
many years of usage, has still to be won
by regular attendance at every evening's prayers. The rule is inflexible,
except in the cases already mentioned,
that a seat can be held only for one
night, and that then it shall bo won by
attendance at prayers. The second peculiarity is tbat the men who are most
in want of the assistance of prayers, as
having the heaviest responsibility upon
their shoulders���tbe members of the administration and the leaders of parties
���are always conspicuously absent.
Just before prayers are begun the
procession of the speaker to his place
in the house takes place. Enough ol
tho old ceremonial still exists to make
this a quaint and interesting spectacle.
The speaker still wears the large, full
bottomed wig of state occasions, ie
dressed in a short tailed cout, covered
by a sweeping robo, wears knee breeches
and low shoes with large buckles. Behind and before him is a small cohort
of attendants���the sergeant-at-arme
bearing the mace, the chaplain witb
prayerbook in hand, the trainbenrei
holding up the train and two or three
other attendants, the exact purpose of
whom it is impossible to tell beyond
the desire to make the procession more
imposing in point of numberB. The
sergeant-at-arms, like tho speaker, ie
arrayed in knee breeches, with low
shoes. He carries u sword by bis side,
but is allowod todispensowiththe wig.
The ceremonial is made moro imposing
by the policemen and attendants, who
shout along the corridors which separate the speaker's houso from tho house
of commons: "Speakerl Speaker!" a
shout which has n strange, indefinable
effect, however often heard, and stirs
the blood somewhat as the dreams of
Do Quiuccy wore moved by tho recollection of the Roman consul passing
over the Appian way. It sounds like a
reminiscence and momentary embodiment of all tho fierce struggle, orutoriul
triumphs, tragic and world shaking
events which are associated witb the
history of the august parliament of
Great Britain.
When the speaker reaches the lobby,
the chief of the police force attached to
the house repeats theory, "Speakerl"
with the additional words, "Hats off,
at rangers," and it is rarely that the
lobby, however noisy and tumultuous
before, does not fall into a certain timid
si lence as this black, solemn and picturesque group sweeps by.
When the speaker enters the house,
ovory member rises from his seat. Tho
speaker bows two or threo times as he
walks up the floor, and Bouie of the
country gentlemen and tho more ceremonious members of tho house bow at
tne snmo time.���Thomas Power O'Connor in Harper's Magazine.
A Game That Slight Give Our Own Players
��� Few Pointers.
Among the Malays football bas been
In existence from time immemorial,
but it is with them essentially a game,
as, for instance, battledoor and shuttlecock is with us, and it is not a contest.
The football is rather smaller than-that
used at Eton and is made of wicker
work. Those who join in the game arrange themselves in a wide circle and
kick the ball from one to another with
the inside, or, at times, with the flat of
the foot. The object of the players is
to keep the ball passing about without
its ever touching the ground or the hand
of any one. Great dexterity iB shown
in this performance, and tho bail is
usually kicked to a very respectable
height. There seems to be no penalty
exacted from a player who may kick the
ball badly or fail to kick it at all.
We had our own game of football,
and the Dutchmen, aesisted by two
members of our team, scored two goals
to our four. During the game the natives collected in still greater numbers,
and at its termination they begged us
to allow them to have a game among
themselves. To this wo assented, and
two of us acted as captains of the sides,
numbering about 30 players apiece,
most of whom stripped to tho "sarong,"
and wrapped it round their loins, leaving tho rest of their bodies bare.
The ball was started, and then followed ono of the most extraordinary
games of football that hus cvor been
Been. Tho game soon ceased to bo a
game at all and became a veritable battle.
As whon a sort of lusty shepherds try
Tliclr force at football, caro of victory
Makes them salute so rudely, breast to breast,
That their encounter seemed too rough for Jest.
Hands, arms and even teeth, were
used on all sides, blood flowed freely,
and scattered about tho field were soon
to be seen the wounded, I might almost
eay, tho slain. As some fell exhausted
to the ground they were removed, and
their places in the fray were taken by
others, who rushed forth eagerly from
the crowd of spectators.
Shouts of victory and groans of defeat rent the air, and at length things
became so serious that the two captains
were obliged to seize upon the ball and
bolt with it to the pavilion. Tho game
thus came to an ond, and the players
withdrew to their homes, with the excited crowd following at their heels.
This must havo been regarded as a red
letter day by the native community of
Mednn, and the visit of the "Orange
Puteh" (Englishmen) will be remembered among them for some time to
come. We received a hint next morning from the authorities that the natives
must not be allowed to take port in our
games.���Fortnightly Review.
To Benefit Barmaids.
A movement is on foot in England,
fostered by a group of noble ladies interested in tho subject, to protect barmaids ob to their hours of labor. It is
estimated that thero are 120,000 young
women in London in licensed houses
who work from 15 to 18 hours a day on
weekdays and from seven to nine hours
on Sundays, with one Sunday off in
each month. Surely when so much is
said about an eight hour day for men
these young women ought not to be forgotten. They find a haven of rest in
their brief intervals of leisure at the
Morley rooms, established by the late
Mr. Samuel Morley and now under the
superintendence of Miss C. M. Gough.
Here barmaids out of work can stay,
paying a very small sum for board and
lodging. But the social part of the
work is the most valuable. Barmaids
are brought into contact with ladies of
education and refinement. The rooms
are used for reading, writing, music,
conversation, rest and advice, and books
are lent from an excellent library.���
London Truth.
Bntler Took the Oaee.
"I had a important law case on,"
said a Wakefield gentleman. "I knew
no one could win that case for me but
Ben Butlor. He was in Washington at
the time. I went to Washington, and
after hard scrabbling tor two days got
an audience with him. He said he
wouldn't tako my case for fcl.OOOaday.
He had moro work on his hands now
than he could attend to, and he went
about his work right then.
" 'General,' 1 said, 'I was born in tbe
same town with you.'
"He grunted, but wasn't otherwise
affected tbat 1 could see.
" 'Do yonremenilier little Miss ?
And you remember tho boy who used to
I send notes to hor, and the boy who used
i to take them? I am the boy who took
tho notes.'
" 'And lam tho boy who sent them,'
j said tho general. He held out his hand.
| '1 guess I'll take your case, aftor all,'
; ho said, and he did and won rt."���Boa-
! ton Globe.
Dream Warning of Death.
There is a family well known in lit-
! erary circles in Now York of which one
member, an old lady, has had 13 or 18
repot it ii his iif ii droiiin that sho was carrying n child it long und weary distance
up hills and ovor rough paths.    Whenever the droain occurs, some member of
the family dies shortly afterward.    It
iB not connected with previous knowl-
i edge uf ill health,for in one of thoso instances tbo death has been that of a per-
j son supposed to bo perfectly healthy, sit-
| ting nt his study tablo at work, and car-
: ricil off quickly by a stroke of apoplexy,
j The last instance of this dronm was just
; before tho death of a well known newspaper man in this city last winter.���
j Chicago Post
The Latest In Advertisements.
"Wanted, with a view to matrimony,
a young lady to match a bonnet trimmed with green, which I won the other
day in a rafllo for charitable purposes.
Must have menus of her own. Plousoad-
ilr��� ��t under the heading: Lebonsgluck
(life's happiness), the office of this paper. Lady cyclist preferred."���Pful-
lendorfer Anzelger.
One Tbat Was Served In a Pie and Passed
aa a Talking Cat.
One of the most celebrated of little
men was Jeffrey Hudson, who figures
in Sir Walter Scott'B "Peveril of the
Peak." His history has been so often
written as to bear bnt a brief mention.
A whimsical mite was he, presented by
the Duchess of Buckingham to Queen
Henrietta Maria, the wife of Charles I,
Berved up in a cold pie, and many were
the pranks in which he took a part.
For instance, there waB the party of tattle baskets, as they were vulgarly termed, sitting down to enjoy the "cup that
cheers" and a dish of gossip at the some
time, while Bntterkin, the oat, sat
gravely by.
The meal over, one guest offered puss
a bit of cheese, and was almost paralyzed
to have that animal speak up and say,
'' Bntterkin can help himself when he
is hungry," and then make off down
stairs, leaving tho old crones with uplifted hands, in wild confusion, shouting at their hostess, "A witch, a witch,
with her talking cat!" while it might
have gone very hard with the poor
woman had it not soon been found that
a wag, for a joke, had killed and flayed
her pet grimalkin and dressed weo Jeffrey in its skin.
When knighted by tho king, Hudson
assumed many high and mighty airs,
although ho was tbo butt as well us tho
omueomont of the court; was onco almost drowned in a basin of water, and
would havo boen blown into tho Thames
but for a shrub that saved him. But
Lord Minimus (as ho was dubbed) really had his doughty adventures; was sent
un diplomatic missions; fell into tho
hands of a Turkish pirate, who carried
him off a prisoner to Barbary, and finally distinguished himself by shooting a
Mr. Crofts in a duel, that gentleman
having at first como to answer the small
man's challenge armed only with a syringe filled with water.
A contemporary of Jeffrey was Richard Gibson, an artistic lilliputian, who
studied under Sir Peter Lely, painted
very creditable historical pieces and
miniature portraits and taught drawing to the royal PrincesBes Mary and
Elizabeth, who were afterward queens
of England. He was appointed in his
youth page of the back stairs, and was
married to Anne Shepherd, another
court dwarf exactly his own height,
having a most brilliant wedding, King
Charles giving away the bride, while
the queen presented her with a diamond
ring, nnd Edmund Waller, the poet to
their majesties, composed a poem on tho
event. This diminutive pair, 8 feet 10
inches high, passed a long and happy
life together, and had nine children, five
of whom grew to maturity and were
full ordinary Bise.���Harper's Young
The Flag of the Suffrage Cause.
Mrs. Clara B. Colby, tho editor of
The Woman's Tribune of Washington,
in her address beforo the suffrage convention, happening to mention the colors of the Woman Suffrage association���the narrow oraugo ribbon worn
on tho breast of every delegate���explained the circumstances surrounding
the adoption of the emblem.
The women of the state of Washington, on the first election day when their
newly acquired franchise waB in force,
each, without respect to the political
party with which she cast her ballot,
displayed orange colors somewhere
about her throat or bonnet in acknowledgement of the obligation to Judge
Orange Jacobs, whose efforts were largely instrumental in securing for women
their right to vote in the state. The
right had since been rescinded by judicial decision, but throughout the country Judge Jacobs'services are commemorated by tbe orange ribbon. The flag
of the suffrage cause���an orange star on
a blue field���was first raised on that
election duy in Washington, and stars
have been added as Colorado and Wyoming have also acknowledged the worth
of women's opinion in political affairs.
The Miner's Lamp.
In many respects the miners' electric
handlamp meets the requirements of
mining work infinitely better than the
old safety lamp, but it has a radical
fault, which must be overcome if it is
to be kept in use. The inrush of mine
gas to tho working galleries is often so
suddon that tho miner has no idea of its
presence, und tho only moans ho has of
discovering it is the combustion that
goes on within tho netting of his safety
lamp. As a matter of fact, an electric
lamp will givo a splendid light while
its too confiding owner is being smothered. What is wanted is an electric
lamp fitted with an appliance that will
automatically givo warning of the presence of either black damp or fire damp
without tho making of any special observation. Until this is dono tho use of
tho electric lamp in mines will be attended with anything but safety.���Chicago Record.
Curious Speolmens.
Thisourious specimen of orthography
wos displayed on a Iioubo in a street in
Marylebonel "The Mangel 11 ng Trnid removed hour from the Btrete round the
Cornir, Threhaponso a Duzzen. N. B.
���New Milk nnd Creme Sould Hoar.
Warentidd Fresh and not Stall evry
A dcalor in ice thus attracted public
attention to his cold commodity;
Icel   icel   Icel
If you want it pure and n
And at a t-panonable pr
Follow no new dov
But send to me In a tr
At my off
���Chambers' Journal,
Lady Carlisle Afflloted.
It is a matter of sincere regret tbat
I Lady Carlisle should  have joined her
friend  and  coworker  iu tho causo of
1 temperanco reform, Miss  Frances Wil-
lard, in at least semi-invalidisin.    The
former is now suffering from nn nffeo-
tion of the heart, aggravated by over-
| work and physical strain, and has been
��� peremptorily ordered an indefinite rest
Be Zs Ormdnally Becoming More and More
of a Specialist.
"There is as much learning here in
the legal profession as ever, but it is
not on exhibition," said a Philadelphia
lawyer. "In the Bret place, the courts
will not countenance its undue display.
In old times an advocate was allowed
great latitude. Formerly, in a case of
damages caused by a neglected sidewalk, the attorney would be allowed to
expound not only the laws relating to
damages for neglect, but he might
stray off into the realms of medical jurisprudence at great length, and even
perorate with an allusion to the Magna
Charta, the constitution and the American eagle. At present u lawyer must
confine himself to tho real merits of hie
case. The machinery of our courts has
grown too costly to permit such waste
of time. It follows tbat thero is Icsb
oratorical skill displayed than in former
days, especially at the period when some
of our leading lawyers made a specialty
of criminal defense. Now few lawyers
of eminence, either in Philadelphia or
tho east generally, undertake the defense in a criminal case,
"Today the practice of law, like other
professions, ie becoming moro and moro
specialized. A law oflice is simply a
business office, nB you may discover
by visiting somo of tho handsome now
office buildings down town. I know of
ono office where thero aro several partners, that would remind you of n banking offico, and whero a bookkeeper nnd
cashier is employed to pay off dorks,
typewriters and other employees. You
will, howovor.still find veteran members
of tho bar pursuing old time methods in
a cozy, quiet offico, sitting at a baizo covered table amid u wilderness of well
thumbed books. They carry a dark
green bag filled with briefs when they
go to court, precisely as all lawyers did
50 years ago, and as London barristers
still do.
"As to young lawyers, however talented thoy may be, if without social or
political prestige, their struggle to advance in tho profession is sure to be a
hard one. Practice now is often inherited or transmitted in some other way.
I could point out to you in Philadelphia
law firms that have been confined to tho
members of ono family or its collateral
branches since the Revolution.
"1 may say that there is an evident
impetus to change many useless old legal methods. The remark of Lord Coleridge, when in this country, that there
were many volumes of English legal decisions which it would do no harm to
destroy, would answer as the mainspring of this impetus. Legislation is
certainly advancing in this���that merely experimental general laws aro passed
with greater difficulty than formerly."
Another lawyer, older than tho other,
said: "ProgreBS in tho legal profession?
Progress is hardly a term to apply to
law, for it is founded on precedents,
sometimes the older the better. For this
reason jurisprudence is the least progressive of tho sciences. Still thero have
been, no doubt, improvements in methods of practice, though I am not much
of a code lawyer. I have had to study
hard all my life. The younger lawyera
appear to do little of that. They seem
to believe, with Aaron Burr, that' law
is whatever is boldly advanced and
plausibly maintained.'''���Philadelphia
Trained Nurses.
The fashionable impetus which it was
expected the patronage of the Princess
of Wales would give to the occupation
of trained nursing in England has hardly been realized. It will undoubtedly
receive a stimulant in the plan, of
which word now comes from there, to
have nursing lectures at fashionable
houses to instruct the aristocratic pupils
in the rudiments at least of caring for
the sick. These "afternoons" ara to
be illustrated with genuine hospital
implements, including a patient, and,
with tea and biscuits handed round,
will take on as well an agreeable social
A story heard recently accentuates
the need of all this. It was related of
an English peeress, who, wishing to
master the duties of a trained nurse,
procured admission to a hospital for
such instruction. Sho proved an utterly
hopeless pupil, and at length it was
deemed advisable to ask her to resign.
Her martial tread through tho wards
and general "heaviness" in all that
sho did actually made her presence a
detriment, which would seem to indicate
that even aristocratic nurses are born,
not made.���New York Times.
When a Chinese Bank Falls.
Bank notes wero issued in China as
early as the ninth century, when the art
of printing was unknown in Europe.
Theso notes havo generally boen redeemed, bocauBo in China, whon a bank fails,
all the clerks and managers havo their
heads chopped off and thrown in a hoap
along with tho books of tho firm. And
no it has happened in thoso good old barbarous times that for tho pust BOO years
not a single Chinese bunk has suspended payment.
Now that China is coming under the
sway of western civilization, we havo
no doubt it will huve the samo financial
troubles as its moro civilized banking
brethren.���Chambers' Journal.
A Chinese Invitation.
The Chinese send three invitations to
j the guests that they desire to see at their
I great repasts. The first is dispatched
| two days before the feast. The second
l on the day itself, in order to remind
j those they expeot of their engagement,
I and tho third just before the hour bos
struck, so as to show how impatient
i they are to see their friends arrive.���
Hong-Kong Letter.
To Make It Permanent.
The faint and elusive mark of a lead
pencil can be preserved by holding tho
I written  page over the spout of n fast
1 boiling teakettle.    When it has beon
Are about   making a  change in their business,
they are oflering their entire stock of
Ladle's $5.00 Shoes Reduced
"       $4.00
Men's     $4.00 Boots
Bovs' $2.50. School Boots "
"      $1.50       	
Any  person  wishing Boots,   Shoes or Slippers, now is their
chance  as  the  stock  is  all  new and from the best
Manufacturers in Canada.
A Pointer to
Before sending east for your supply of Boots and Shoes,
Write or Call on us
And we will give you better bargains than  you will be  able
to obtain in the east.    Our stock is large and all new
and we are bound to dispose of it before
making the contemplated
change  in  our
Columbia Street,
New Westminster, B. C.
well steamed, it ib "set," as tho washerwoman says.���Now York Evening
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