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Vol. I.
No. 12.
T\y| ERCHANT'S HOTEL, corner of McNeely
1VJ and Columbia Streets. Best Wines
and Cigars kept constantly on hand. JAS.
CASH, Proprietor.
BOOM. Meals lit all hours, dished up
in any style. Open day and night. Moderate
charges.   W. E. MOKT1MEH, Manager.
GROTTO HOTEL. This House has beon
thoroughly renovated and refurnished,
and tho proprietor solicits a share ol' public
patronage. MEALS, 25 cents. While cooks.
G. R. SMALL, Proprietor.
QUEEN'S  HOTEL,  corner  Clement and
Columbia Streets.   G. II. WILLIAMS,
i-i-oprletor.   First-class In every particular.
Pure Winos and Liquors, and oho'     ' J-
of Olgars.
olce brands
milE TELEGRAPH HOTEL. Front street,
J. opposite to the Ferry Landing. Nothing but choicest, of liquors and elgars. Tele-
phono 188., P. O. Box 80. HOGAN BROS..
CLEVELAND HOTEL, opposite Bell-Irving & Patterson's dock. First-class cooks
and attentive waiters. The bar Is stocked
���with prime Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
BRENNAN BROS., Proprietors.
OCCIDENTAL HOTEL, corner Columbia
and Begbie Streets, New Westminster.
B.C. Rates for Board and Lodging: Per
day, $1.00; por week, $5.50. Tlie best of Wines,
Liquors and Cigars dispensed at tbe bar.
.1. O. GRAY. Proprietor.
DEPOT HOTEL, Columbia Streot, New
Westminster, The best $1.00 a day houso
in Canada. Tho rooms are superior, and the
Hotel is well adapted to tho needs of families,
to whom special rates are given. Board by
the week at reduced rates, P, O. BILODEAU,
HOTEL DOUGLAS, corner of Columbia
and MeKenzie Streets, Now Westminster. American and European plan. Shaving
Earlor attached, under tho managemont of
>. Walker. Restaurant open day and night.
Sample room for commercials. A..I. TOLMIE,
Proprietor. Telephone 111.  P.O. Box 224.
New Westminster. This Is the popular
Hotel of the city. Airy and well furnished
rooms. Cusine department carefully supervised, and the dining tablos supplied with
all the luxuries of tho season. Banquets
spread to order. Late suppers provided at
snort notice. Choico Wines, Liquors and
Cigars In the sample room. A. VACHON,
$1  per   Year!
Tho publishers of the Pacifw Canadian, In order to roach the people of this
Province, have decided to placo the subscription price at the vory low figure of
$1.00 per yoar. This places the papor
within tlie roach of all, ovon In hard
times, and thoro is no other way that a
dollar can bo invested to better advantage. In the family circle a healthy
newspaper Is almost invaluable as an
educator. Have the Canadian como to
your hearth and mako tho whole house
glad. Try it for throe months for
2!> conts.
��*JANN & SMITH. Light and heavy dray-
JjrX ing of all kinds. Household furniture
carefully removed, and special attention
given to removing pianos, safes, etc. Mill
wood teamed to ordor. Express at all hours.
Telephone 88.
FOR Sale or exchange for property in B.C.
One hundred acres of land In Manitoulln
Island-^60 acres cleared, balance good hardwood and cedar. Four miles from county
town, 1 mile from school, good house, good
water, Title good. Adress, Subschiukh.
Office Pacific Canadian.
RE. OOQUITLAM MUNICIPALITY. Notice is hereby given that on or before
the 31st day of December. 1893, tho Municipal
Council of the District of Coquitlam Intends
making application to his Honor the Lieutenant Governor In Council of British Columbia for an extension of Its Municipal
Said extension to include all those lands lying and situated between the Municipal
boundary of Coquitlam and the Pitt River,
on the east ; also all those lands lying and
situated between the Municipal boundary of
Coquitlam, tho city limits of New Westminster and the Eraser River on the south.
October SSrd, 1803.
R. D. Irvine, C. M. C.
Pure Bred Berkshire
The underfilRned, breeder of Pure Bred
Berkshire Swim��, 1ms always on hand pl^s of
ull ufrea, which will lie sold ut reasonable
prices.   Apply to
Cloverdale. B.C.
Mainland Truck and Dray
Draylng & Teaming Promptly
Attended to.
Agents for T. Hembrough & Co.'s Brick,
Tile and Pottery Works.
Orders received for Glllcy & Rogers' Coal.
The new and Most Elegantly
Stkam Radiators in Every Room,
Together With Bath Accomodations, Excklknt Fare,
���Fine Service.���
We Lead, Others Follow.
Read new advertisement of Campbell
and Doherty In this Issue.
Try the Canadian till 1st January,
1895, for SI.
Medical men report a good many
cases of influenza in the city.
Sixty-five students have beon enrolled
at tho Columbian Methodist College.
Mr. C. D. Moggridge, of tho Belle-
meade Farm, Surrey, was In town on
Governor Moresby is at Huntingdon,
working up additional evidence for the
Stroebel murder trial.
The annual meeting of tho 15. C. Municipal Association will be held here on
Docember 5th.
The Pacific Canadian for thirteen
months for 81. Every household In
B.C. should have It.
Messrs. Campbell & Anderson, always progressive, are fitting their shop
premises with a handsome plate glass
Jack Meyers and Sangster, the murderers have been placed In the poniton-
tlary, the former to serve a life sentence
and the latter twelve years.
Butler, who some weeks ago forged a
85,000 draft on the Bank of Montreal,
has been remanded another woek. A
mass of evidence against him is expected
from the East.
A. C. Wilson, who will start large
pottery works hero, has been given the
lease of a full-sized lot and water lot at
the nominal rent of 81 per month for
eleyen years.
Officer Pcrdy, who has boen stationed on Savary Island for threo weeks, at
the scene of tho Green-Taylor tragedy,
has returned to the city. He says the
authorities have gained no Information
as yet to identify the murderers.
At an early hour Sunday morning, an
inmate of tho Asylum named Fielder, a
native of Austria, and about 40 years
old, committed suicide by hanging himself from the transom of his room.
Coroner Pittendrigh held an inquest
upon the remains, and the verdict was
roturnod of suicide while insane.
The bazaar in aid of the Orphanage of
the Good Shepherd will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday next, Dec. 5th and
6th. Last week wo announced It fer the
4th and 5th, which was a mistake. It Is
to be hoped there will be a good attendance, and that the result of the efforts
being put forth will make glad tne hearts
of all concerned.
It Is said that Indian Jack, who, with
his son Peter, was sentenced at the last
assizes to be hanged on January 15th
next for the murder of A. E. Pittendrigh,
has completely collapsed, and is in a very
low condition. Until sentence was pronounced ho maintained an indifferent air
and did not appear to worry over his
situation, but, immediately after ho lost
heart completely and is now unable to
leavo his bed. The jail ollicials and
medical officers are doing all In their
power to pull him together, and the old
man is living on the best the country can
afford, but without any apparent benefit
to his condition. Peter bears up well and
is In fairly good spirits.
The train from Huntingdon, Wednesday brought tlie bed on which Stroobel,
who is accused of tho murder of Marshall, slept while boarding at Mrs. liartlett's hotel, Sumas City. Stroebel slept
on this bed the night following the murder, and Mrs. Hartlett, while making the
bed noxt clay, found two 38 calibro cartridges In so peculiar a place, that It was
ono of the several suspicious circumstances which led to the arrest of tlie
accused man. Tho bed was sent down
by Mr. Moresby, who has been working
up additional evidenco against Stroebel
at the scone of the murder, and It will
bo set up (luring tho trial at Victoria
with the object of disproving the statement of the prisoner that the cartridges
could roll from tho top of the bed to the
slats on which they were found.
The story of tho "Princess" Louisi, of
Tahaiti, which has boen going the rounds
of the press, may be taken with a grain
of salt. The girl certainly lived in this
city for some months, and was engaged
latterly at char-work In tho west end. She
claimed to have beon kidnapped from
her native island by the captain of an
American ship, who brought her to Port
Townsend and made a drudge of her.
Sho finally ran away only to fall into
worso hands, and brought up at Westminster, whore Police Sargeant Carty interested himself in her hard fortune, and
by communicating with her people, finally
succoeded in having her returned to her
homo. Tho accused American ship captain stoutly denies tho kidnapping, and
maintains that tho girl Insisted oncoming
to America in his vessel. Ho says sho
was well treatod at Port Townsend.
Loulsl Is tho daughter of a barbarian
chief, and has no better claim to the
title of "Princess" than many Siwash
Operations on the construction of the
new saw mill near tho head of Burrard
Inlet have been commenced in earnest,
and a force of 10 or 12 carpenters aro
at work at the foundation. The Red
Cedar Lumber Company evidently mean
business. They start with an authorized capital of 8150,000 In shares of 8100
each. Their plan is to build a mill 30
by 130 feot now, and a much larger ono
in the coming season. The site Is about
half way between tho C.P.R. depot ami
Scott's Hotel, whoro the old shingle mill
stood, and at the terminus of what is
known as the new or south road from
Westminster, A number of energetic
and Influential lumbermen are interested
in the new industry, and intend to push
it to some purpose.
James B. McLeod, so well known as
a member of Victoria's senior lacrosso
team, died of consumption at his father's
residence in Westminster late on Saturday night, lie was born at Stratford,
Out., some twenty years ago, and came
to tho Coast with his father's family In
1882. Two years ago he joined the
Victoria junior lacrosse team, from which,
by his brilliant play, he was taken into
the senior team and played with them
through the season of 1802, and during
tho present year played goal until he
was forced by Ill-health to retire from
the field. So rapid wero the ravages of
the disease, that, though only taken sick
three months ago, his death had been
hourly expected some time past. His
untimely end Is greatly deplored.
A deputation from tho Westminster
Board of Trado, consisting of Mayor
Curtis and Mr. J. T. Trapp, went over
to Victoria on Thursday to interview the
Government in respect to obtaining a
grant towards arranging a B.C. exhibit
at the California Mid-Winter Fair. A
similar delegation from Vancouver will
co-operate. It Is proposed to remove the
B.C. exhibit at Chicago to San Francisco.
The weather has been very unpleasant
latterly. On Wednesday snow fell nearly
all day, and by night was five Inches
deep. Tho ground was frozonand many
peoplo availed themselves of the opportunity to enjoy a sleigh ride. Thursday
morning It commenced to rain, and has
continued at it pretty regularly up to
time of going to press. The snow has
about all disappeared again.
The trial at the Victoria Assizes of
Arthur Carruthers for the killing of the
Chinaman Wee Don, resulted in tho jury
disagreeing. This, of course, will necessitate a new trial. Carruthers is a member of the Salvation Army.
Forty members were added to the
Y.M.C.A. at a reception ou Tuesday.
The Association is 810,000 iu debt, and
an effort will be made to raise 80,000 to
Immediately pay pressing debts.
The market yesterday was rather
quiet, and scarcely up to what it has been
lately. The weather was unfavorable
and the attendance rather light. A good
deal of meat was offered, and sales wero
not brisk. Following are the quotations
given by the market clork:
Chickens, live, 84.50 per doz.; dressed,
50 to 60 cents each. No other poultry
Butter, 50 to 60 cents per roll, with a
ready demand for a choice article. Eggs,
40 to 50 cents per doz.
Pork, whole, 88; cuts, 9 to 11 conts.
Beef, forequarters, 85; hindquarters, 86
to 8"; cuts, 9 to 11 cents. Mutton, 8 to
8K; cuts, 10 to 13 cents.
Hay, 813.
Oats, 825 to 827.    Wheat, 828 to 830.
Potatoes, 814 to 818; turnips, 810; mangolds, 87; white carrots, 89; red carrots,
812.50; beets, % to 1 cent; cabbage, % to
% cent; parsnips, % cent; onions, 1J��.
Apples, 81 to 81.25. Cranberries, 35
cents per gallon.
and landed In St. John, N. li., in June
of that year. After staying four years
in the latter city he moved to Albert
county, and gave the name of Roxbury
to the locality in which ho settled. Mrs.
Kelly preceded htm to tho spirit land
upwards of nineteen years ago. Aftor
her death he residod with Mr. and Mrs.
James Scott, of Hammond; and when
infirm in his declining years was most
t"ndorloy and lovingly cared for by Mr.
; ��� a Mrs. Scott. Threo sons���John, postmaster of Roxbury; Thomas, of Mechanic Settlement, and Pringle, of Alma,
with three daughters survive him.
Councillor Thos. A. Kelly, of Hammond,
Is a grandson of tho deceased. Tho
funeral took place on Monday, the 20th
inst. The Rev. James conducted tho
funeral service.
Mrs. Bowoll returned home from Westminster on Wednesday.
Snow was somewhat of a surprise on
The "At Home" held on Thanksgiving
evening in tho Methodist parsonage
proved most enjoyable. There was perhaps not so largo an attendance as was
expected, but the bad state of the roads
no doubt kept many away.
Thanksgiving services were held last
Sunday In both churches. Excellent discourses wore delivered.
Master Jack Shannon met with a very
painful accident Tuesday,   A young colt
was to be put lu thu stable and the boy
sot about chasing tho animal lu. While
doing so. he received a kick in the forehead. The wound, though painful, is
not serious.
The Odd Fellows' concert -in the 8th Is
being looked forward to with pleasurable
expectancy.    Admission free.
A car of lumber arrived for Mr. J.
McMillan last week.
Mr. J. Robinson's new rosldonco Is
being proceeded with as quickly as the
weather will permit.
The two youngest chlldron of Mr. and
Council mot on Monday, Nov. 20th.
Present: Tho Reovo, Mr. John Armstrong, and Councillors Bothwell, Figg,
Hookway, and Stewart.
Minutes of previous meeting wero read
and confirmed.
Communications were received from
E. C. Bridgman, ro rebate on taxes:
Clerk to reply stating that rebate cannot be allowed.
Froin A. Beverley, asking for an extension of time on his contract on Johnston road, ward 3: One month granted.
From J. M. Glllis: Referred to Coun.
From Coroner Pittendrigh: received.
From J. McMillan, re Bon Accord statute labor: The Reeve was instructed to
see Mr. Forin In reference to the
The committee appointed to examine
the dam in Hall's Prairie road ditch,
Ward 1: Recommended that the ditch
betwoen the dam and railroad be made
larger and cleaned out and that the outlet for 15 rods be made 6 feet wide and
3 feet deep and the dam to be then taken
Coun. Stewart reported that he bad
called for tenders for work on the
MeBrido and D. Johnson roads, Ward 3.
Tenders were received for ditching on
McBride road as follows: G. A.Wolbourn,
98 cents per rod; A. Beverley, 98 cents;
H. Gardner, 81-15; T. W. Hardy, 81.19;
D. Johnson, 81.35; W. Cornell, 81.65 por
rod. The contract was awarded to G.
A. Welbourn.
The following tenders for putting gravel on D. Johnson's road wero received:
Wm. Corbett, 74 cents; A. Dlnsmore,
Sl.i?-, .Jas. Johnston, junr., 81.40; D.
Johnson, 81.75 per rod. The contract
was awarded to Wm. Corbett.
Only ono tender for purchase of scow
was received, and It was decided to call
for tenders to be In at the next mooting.
Mr. Mclsaac requested the Council to
call for tenders for opening the last half
mile of the Hjorth road, west of coast
meridian, as the settlers wero doing the
work on the road which they had agreed
to do. Coun. Bothwell was instructed to
inspect the work being done bv tho
settlers and report at next raoeting.
The petition from P. C. Walmsley and
others was laid over.
The petition from C. W. McCallum and
others re repairs on Hall's Prairie road
between the Yale and McLcllan roads
was referred to Coun. Bothwell with
power to oxpend 820.
On motion It was decided to take the
dam out of the Clover Valley road ditch.
Tbe sum of 850 was appropriated for
the Somiahmoo road, Ward 5.
Coun. Figg was empowered lo have the
work on tho North Bluff road done���cost
not to exceed 8110.
The following accounts woro ordered
paid: U. 11. Wales, 826: Geo. Redmond,
86; C. C. Cameron, 86.50; Geo. Figg, 811;
D. W. Brown, 810.40; A. Bamford, 88.40;
E. C. Johnson, 88.40; W. B. Wilder, 88.40;
W. Figg, 810; W. J. Robinson, 8105; Jos.
Pierson, 825; Commercial Printing Company, 84.
The Election By-Law 1894 was read
and passed a third time.
The Council then adjonrncd until Mon-
I day, Dec. 4th, at 1 o'clock p.m.
Self-Denial   Week.
Published by request,
As announced in a previous issue the
date of the Salvationists Self-Denial effort is November 25th to December 2nd,
and from the striking announcement In
their War Cry, pamphlets, and appeals
issued, and the enthusiasm with which
the effort Is taken up, tin- Salvationists
havo every reason to believe that tho
proceeds for this year will, as for many
years past, show an increase on tho previous year.
It is Interesting tu note that tho total
amount collected por corps or society In
connection with last years Self-Dental
effort for the Salvationists world gave
Canada the total of 858 00 per corps or
society, being higher than the total of
France, Denmark, Norway, Germany,
Belgium, Italy, or India. Tho highest
total was received by New Zealand, who
raised the sum of 8120.00 por corps.
The earnestness and determination of
tho Self-Donlers may be gathered from
the fact that In many cases the officers
are living durine this woek on dry bread
and water. Others who aro fortunate
enough to receive salary, aro devoting It
Supremacy in Samoa,
San Francisco, Nov. 24.���If the news
received by the steamship Alameda bo
correct, there Is likely to be a chan'ge iu
the controlling interest of the Saraoan
islands within a short timo, and the English will succeed Germans in supremancy
thore. Tbo Samoan Herald states that
a syndicate has been organized in Australia, with Sir Robert Stout at Its head,
whose intention Is to purchase the plantations and other property of the
Deutschon Handels and Plantagens
Gesellschoft in Samoa. Regarding the
proposed purchases the Herald says : "It
will be in the recollection of many that
less that 10 years ago a sale to the New
Zealand Government was on the eve of
being comploted, but was frustrated by
tho late Theodore Weber advising the
company to demand a sum enormously
in excess of tho amount offered by New
Zealand, and arousing the feelings of
international jealousy, by stating that
tho proposed purchase was of a political
nature, the ulterior objact in view being
the annexation of the islands to Now
"Probably tho shareholders havo moro
than once sinco then bitterly regretted
that the New Zealanders' offer was not
accepted, for the balance sheets of the
company year after year have shown a
heavy loss. Should the present rumor
bo well founded, and tho sale actually
tako place, the event will be of the vory
greatest Importance to Samoa. The estate
of the German firm practically constitutes
the entire German interest in the country.
The enormous capital which has been
expended In the acquisition and development of that estate and been carried on
by Goddefrol and his successors, really
entitled Germany to claim a preponderating Influence in the islands.
"Various circumstances have contributed to limit and restrain that influence,
but even now the material commercial
interest of Germany in Samoa Is greater
than British and American interests combined. Howover, If the firm which made
and controlled so much of Samoan history should withdraw and Its place be
taken by an English or colonial company
or syndicate, English interests and influences would so enormously Increase
as to dwarf into utter insignificance all
others, and there Is little doubt that
such an acquisition would bring annexation within a measurable distance. It is
only for such material interest In Samoa
as the property which she actually owns
In tho country, which has caused Germany to take so large a share In Samoa's
politics and history. To her the islands
are of no stratagetlcal importance. Tho
disposal of the property, therefore,
means the practical extinguishment of
German Interests, and we have no doubt
that when these commercial Interests
disappear, as they would on the property
being acquired by an English company,
the official circles in Berlin would sigh a
groat sigh of relief at such a happy
solution for Germany of the troublesome
Samoan difficulty."
Mrs. Bryant, of Nicomekl,  are dangerously ill. j during this week to the Self-Denial Fund
Miss Shannon,   of  Clover Valley,   is | and many of the Soldiers, or rank-and
111 with la grippe. _^^__^^__^_^_
Deer tracks are plentiful and hunters
The following obituary notice, taken
from tho Sussex Record, Kings County,
N. B., relates to tho grandfather of Mr.
R. B. Kelly, tho well-known and popular
Reeve of Coquitlam:
Mr. Robert Kelly, ono of the oldest and
most respected residents of this county,
diod at tho home of his granddaughter,
Mrs. James Scott, of Hammond Vale, on
Saturday, the 18th inst. Mr. Kolly was
born at Landr.r, Berwickshire, Scotland,
on the 11th Novembor, 1799, and was at
tho time of his death In the 95th yoar of
his ago. In 1854, with wife and family
of six children, ho sailod from Glasgow,
file lire giving one week's earnings to
tho fund.
Arrangements havo been mado for a
house to houso visitation bv officers and
soldiers, who have previously distributed onvelopes or circulars explaining the
object of the fund.
In somo corps tho bands havo arrang-
de to go out and take up collections.
Early morning prayer meetings aro the
rule, and our public placos aro also having a visit from Salvationists, who with
their little satchels aro soliciting donations toward this fund.
It Is very Interesting to note that a
large numbor of persons who aro not
Salvationists have agreed to forego, during this week of Solf-Donial, the use of
tobacco and Intoxicating drinks In order
to increase the Self-Denial Fund.
Pope Leo XIII.
New York, Nov. 27.���Harold Frederick
cables the Times from London: There
have been numerous false alarms from
the Vactican during the past fow years,
but this time preparations are being
seriously made for the election of a new
Popo. Whilo still able to get about and
take part sparingly In public functions,
Leo XIII has visibly fallen Into the stage
of senile decay which the physicians do
not believe can last till March. His
Holiness' life will be at best a matter of
only a month.
The appearance of such a remarkable
figure In the world's affairs may bo at
any time a subject for deep concern, but
the ovents of tho past live years have so
tied the Papacy up with the vital international problems of Europe, that any
change In the Vactican now must powerfully affect the whole situation. After
centuries of almost complete political Indifference as to which Italian prelate
won the tiara away from the other, the
European powers lind themselves suddenly back again in quite a medieval
state of anxiety and furious rivalry about
this forthcoming election. Apart from
tho question of the ultimate results thero
now arises the immediate question of
whether it would not be safer to back
out of it altogether.
When the election of a now Popo comes
this will be the real Issue, aud from all
I can gather the next conclave Is likely
to have a majority lu favor of withdrawing from ilie present perilous position
and trying lo manoeuvre back again to a
safe balancing neutrality between the
two great armed camps which divide
Europe. Cardinal Seraiino Vanueutolll
is fur the moment the most likely choico
of this majority, and so seems nearer
the tiara than any of his colleagues. If
either ho or Djpletro Is chosou Gallm-
borti will be secretary of stato and this
would mean friendly relations witli
Vienna and Berlin, smoother Intercourse
with the Italian Government, and a
polite cooling off of tho flirtation with
Paris and St. Petersburgh. Vanueutolll
is of the samo ago us Cardinal Gibbous,
und was nuncio lu Austria before ho became Archbishop of Bologne.
Dr. Young, of Comox, (s lying seriously
ill in tho Nanainio hospital of typhoid
On Monday evening at Vancouvor, a
man named Noll Stewart was taken into
the hospital with a broken leg caused by
a truck running over It.
Tho soaling schooners purchased In the
East by Victoria sealing men, are the
Lunenburg, bought by Captain Kelly,
and the Laurier, bought by Captain
No appointment lias beon made yet to
fill the vacancy caused by tho resignation of Chief of Pollco O'Connell, of
Nanalmo. Thoro are applicants too
numerous to moutlon, but none of them
suitable men.
An Englishman, named James Kinn-
aird, when out last Friday hunting for
bear near Nanalmo, accldently discharged his rifle, a shot from which passed
through his head and instantly killed
him.   He was a carpenter by trado.
The Pacific Cable.
San Francisco, Nov. 28.���Tho Bulletin
says this evening in the course of an
editorial article on the proposed Pacific
cable to connect Australia with British
Columbia: "The London Times remarks:
'The principal status of the cable from
the Imperial point of view is for political
purposes, and it is evident that the line
which passes at any portion of its course
entirely Into foreign power, might become perfectly useless in the event of
complications arising in the power.' The
significance of this remark lies In the
fact that the proposed route of the cable
is from New Caledonia to Fiji Islands,
thence by Samoa, Honolulu and the Fanning Islands to Vancouver. It is clear
that English Interests are opposed to the
annexation of Hawaii bv the United
States. An Admiral has pointed out
that the Islands are of the greatest importance to either Great Britain or the
United States from a naval point of view.
Their possession would certainly be a
strong point forthis country In the event
of war with England."
The Miowera Afloat.
By the SS. Alameda, which arrived at
San Francisco from Honolulu on Thursday, word was received that on tho
morning tide of tho 12th Inst, tho Canadian-Australian steamship Miowera
was pulled off the reef into deep water.
She wus towed inside tho harbor in the
the afternoon and moored west of tho
Philadelphia. Tho divers report no
fractures of her plates or the opening of
seams. On hor bottom are only Indentations. Her rudder-post and ruddor
will bo replaced by the local Iron works.
It was foared that hor engines might
havo boon Injured by her six woeks'
bumping on tho reef. On turning them
by hand on tho 14th, they wore found
to be apparently In perfectly sound condition. As soon as all necessary repairs
have beon made the Miowera will proceed undor her own steam to San
I Francisco.
The Largest Qold Nuggets Ever Found,
The largest piece of gold in the world
was taken from Byer & llaltmau's gold
mining claim, Hill End.New South Wales,
May 10,1872. Its weight was 640 pounds;
height, 4 feet 9 inches; width, 3 feet 3in.;
average thickness, 4 inches; worth $148,-
000. It was found embedded in a thick
wall of blue slate, at a depth of 250 feet
from the surface. The owners of the
mine were living on charity when thev
found it.
Welcome Stranger nugget was found
on Mount Mollogel, Feb. 9,1869, weighed
190 pounds, and was worth 845,600. This
nugget was raffled for 846,000 at 85 a
chance, and was won by a man driving
a baker's cart. It was sold to the bank
for Its true value and melted.
The Welcome nugget was found at
Bakery Hill, Ballarat, June 9, 1858. It
weighed 184 pounds, 9 ounces, 16 ponny-
welghts, and was worth S44.356; was
raffled for 850,000 at 85 a chance, and
was won by a small boy iu a barber's
Lady Hotham nugget���named in honor
of the wife of the governor of Now South
Wales���was found in Canadian Gully,
September 8,1854. It weighed 98 pounds
10 ounces 12 pennyweights, and was sold
for 823,557.
Uncle Jack nugget, found at Ballarat,
Feb.28,1867, weighed 23 pounds, 5 ounces,
and was sold for 85,620. It was found by a
runaway sailor, who sold it for tho sum
named, and spent tho money in just four
No-namo nugget, found at Daulton's
Flat, Ballarat, Fob. 7, 1874, 50 feot below
the surface, weighod 52 pounds, 1 ounce,
and was sold for 812,500. The Leg of
Mutton nugget was found at Ballarat,
Jan. 31, 1853, at a depth of 65 feet. It
weighed 134 pounds 11 ounces, and was
sold to tho bank for 832,380. This nugget wus shuped like a leg of mutton,
hence its name.
No-name nugget found at Bakery Hill,
Ballarat, March 5,1865, near the surface,
weighed 47 pounds 7 ounces, and was sold
for 811,420.
No-name nugget, found in Canadian
Gully, Ballarat, Jan. 22,1853, at a depth
of 25 feet, weighed 84 pounds 3 ounces
15 pennyweights, and was sold for
The Kohinoor nugget, found at Ballarat, July 27, 1860, at a depth of 160 feet
from tho surface, weighed 69 pounds.and
was sold for 810,680.
Sir Dominic Daly nugget, found February 27, 1862, weighed 26 pounds, and sold
for 86,240.
No-namo nugget, found at Ballarat
Fobruary 28,1858, only sixteen fectbolow
tho surface. Tho discovery was madebv
a small boy. The nugget weighed 30
pounds and 2 pennyweights, and sold for
No-name nugget, found at Weebville,
August 1, 1809. weighed 12 pounds,worth
No-name nugget, found at Ballarat,
Fob. 3, 1853, just 12 feot below the
surface, weighed 30 pounds and sold for
No-name nugget, found In Canadian
Gully, Ballarat, Jan. 20,1853, at eighteen
foot below tho surface,weighed 93 pounds
1 ounce and 11 pennyweights, und sold
for 822,350.
No-nume nugget, found at Bakery Hill,
Ballarat, March 6, 1858, weighed 40
pounds, and was worth 89,600.
Nil Desperandum nugget, found at
Black Hills, Nov. 29, 1859, weighed 45
pounds and sold for 810,800.
Oates & Delson nugget, found at Dun-
oily gold field In 1880, at tho roots of a
troo, weighed 189 pounds, aud sold for
In addition to the above wero tho Iloron
nugget, worth 820,000, and the Empress
nuggot, worth 827,661.
Gold In the drift deposits has been
found in larger masses in Australia than
in any other country. Many largo nuggets wero found in California during the
era of placer mining, but thero is no record of any to compare with thoso described in Australia. 'NEW   WESTMINSTER,   B^TTISH   COLUMBIA,   DEC.   2,  1893.
There came to port last Sunday night
The queerest little craft.
Without an inch of rigging on;
I looked aad looked and laughed.
It eeemed so carious that she
Should cross the unknown wator
Aad moor herself right in my room���
My daughter, oh, my daughterl -
She had no manifest but this.
Ho flag floats o'er her waten
She's too new for the British Lloyd*-
My daughter, oh, my daughterl
Ring out, wild bells, and tamed ohm tool
Ring out the lover's moon!
Ring in the little worsted socks!
Ring In the bib and spoon.
Ring oat the music: rug la th. nara.1
Ring In the milk and water!
Away with paper, pen and ink���
My daughter, oh, my daughterl
-George W. Cable in Washington Star.
Not long ago two Florida girls concluded to take a day's hunt in the Great
Aurantula hammock, the upper edge oi
which touches the river. Starting ont
early, they made good progress, and by 9
o'clock were in the midst of the wild
hammock. During the forenoon they
had luck���killing a deer, a wildcat, 10
big gray squirrels and several enormous
snakes. After taking a noonday lunch
they decided to cross over Alligator
creek, a wide but shallow stream that
crosses the hammock, emptying into the
Withlacochee. Just beforo reaching the
creek they had to pass through a dense
canebrako for several rods. When about
half way through, one of their dogs that
had lingered behind came rushing up,
yelping lustily, while close on its heels
was a big black bear, fierce and ugly as
it could be. The path was so narrow
that they had no chance to fight the animal, and in fact the dog and bear came
in on them so suddenly that little time
was allowed for reflection.
iSita Joeie slung her rifle around and
fired at the beast, bnt in the confusion
only wounded him. The girls than ran
���head, intending to get out on to the
open bank by the water's edge, so as to
fet a fair ground to battle old bruin.
tut the infuriated animal, aroused to
madness by the rifle ball, pursued them
so closely that only scientific dodging
saved them from a close hug. Emerging
from the path, they noticed the boat used
to cross the creek lying right in front of
them, and both of the girls, struck with
the same idea, sprang into it, their impetus carrying it out into the creek.
The dog was unable to get into the
boat, but he bit at bruin's heels so sharply that the latter had to stop his pursuit
of the girls and endeavor to punish his
four footed assailant. But the dog was
too wary and kept out of his reach. The
girls called him, and plunging in he
swam out to them. Meanwhile the hungry denizens of the creek, whose numbers gave it its name, were awakened by
the tumult, and they began to show
themselves. As the dog jumped in, the
splash attracted scores of the ugly reptiles from all directions, and the water
was dotted' by the black snouts of the
hungry gators.
The girls noticed this and called encouragingly to their dog, who seemed to
be fully aware of his danger. Several
black noses were already pointed in his
direction, and it looked as if the 'gators
might get a meal But Wilda seized the
pole lying at the bottom of the canoe,
and by a skillful push sent the boat close
to the dog, Josie was waiting, and as
the dog swam up she helped him to
clamber over the side, almost upsettinr
the frail vessel. And it was just in time,
too, for just as the dog's legs slipped
out of the water a huge pair of jaws rose
out of the depths with an ominous snap.
With a souse the disappointed saurian
While this was going on bruin stood
on the bank, growling and snarling in
impotent rage at the dog and girls tans
escaping. Seeing the dog in the canoe
eeemed to render him still more furious,
and with a deep growl he dashed into
the water and began swimming toward
the boat. Between the bear and the
gators the girls began to think their
hands would be full. Wilda picked up
her gun and made a snap shot at tho animal, but a movement of the dog disconcerted her aim, and tho load of buckshot
flew to ono side, only a small number
striking tbe bear. But thoy angered him
the more, and with a snarl ho almoBt
leaped out of the water in his mod eagerness to reach the boat.
Wilda dropped the gun, and picking
up the pole soon placed the boat a rod
ahead of the pursuing animal. Josie had
again reloaded her gun, aud she turned
to deliver his quietus to the animal. But
the commotion in tho water and the
bear's evident disquietude put a new face
on matters, and she withheld her fire.
The dog's yelping and the bear's growling had evidently awakened tho scaly
denizens of the crook to a realizing sense
that it was mealtime. Missing the dog,
they were not averse to bear meat,
bruin, in his hurry to catch his first
prey, had paid little attention to what
might befall him in tho creek. But now
ho began to not ice the increasing number of black spots in the water all turning toward him, and probably instinct
told him that hungry gators in their
own element were a foe not to bo despised.
With an uneasy whine, he attempted
to turn and regain the Bhore, but now it
was too lato. With a rush, a big black
form was seen to dart up against him,
and in asecond he wan seized and dragged
under. The old follow was gaino, however, and now that ho had got into the
fight ho proved no mean antagonist.
With an immense effort he plunged away
from tho attacking gator and dashed
forward for tho shore. The water shoaled,
and it seemed aB if he would escape. A
big bull saurian dashed forward and
seized the bear by one of his hind legs,
while two others swam behind him to
cut off his retreat.
With a deep roar of rage, the bear
turned on the one that seized him, and
with one stroke of bis paw clawed out
tbe gator's eye. The latter bellowed
With pain, and thrashing the water mad
ly plunged forward at bruin. Other
gators joined In, and the poor animal
was beset on all sides. Sitting on its
haunches, with the blood flowing from a
gaping wound in ita hind leg, the bear
Bnapped, clawed and bit at his savage
antagonists, but they were too many for
him. ,
Another seized one of Its legs in its
powerful jaws, and with a strong effort
drew the bear off into deeper water.
Others dashed at him from all sides,
snapping at him from every point. The
water splashed high and was churned
into snowy whiteness by the furious efforts of the fighters, save where the red
blood told the tale. But a few moments
longer did the unequal struggle last.
Bruin strove to regain his feet, but the
cruel jaws of the reptiles closed on his
legs, sides and wherever a hold could be
secured, and with one mighty, agonizing
roar the bear disappeared, while the furious struggle continued undor water
for several seconds.
The girls had gazed on the fight spellbound, but now they were rudely
aroused to their own peril. The dog had
barked loudly during the savage fight
going on so near, at.d the gatore who
missed bear meat seemed to be after
dog's flesh. The canoe rocked, almost
overturning, and the startled girls saw a
monstrous pair of f->ea jaws right at tiie
side of their small uraft. Josie pushed
her riflo barrel in the gator's mouth and
pulled the trigger, sending a bullet where
it evidently didn't agree, judging from
tho reptile's sudden sinking and thrashing about.
A moment later a hu^e tail came fl.
ing over the bow of tlie boat, and striking the dog, who stood there It king,
knocked him into the water. A big pair
of wide open jaws was just about to
close on the tempting morsel when Wilda stooped down, and catching the dog's
forepaws by a sudden effort drew bim
into the boat, the saurian's jaws closing
with a snap that indicated a great disappointment. The dog cowered down in
the bottom of the boat, while the girls
attended to the other gators, who seemed
to manifest an inclination to get into the
canoe. Several shots were fired at the
reptiles, but their taite of blood had
made them fearless.
A scream from Josie aroused Wilda,
who was striving to pole the boat ashore.
Turning around she saw her sister hall
drawn out of the oanoe, 3. big monster
'gator having seized her dress. Josie
was beating the 'gator over the nose
with her rifle with one hand, while with
the other she endeavored to hold herself
in the boat. Without a n-.mentV hesitation Wilda raised the long pole she
was using, and poising it a moment
threw it at the gator's rew't. By rare
good fortune it struck him > the eye
and penetrated to the brain. With a
loud bellow the reptile sank.
For the next few minutes the brave
girls had all they could do���one tiring at
the saurians as they approached too
closely, while the other, using the br och
of her gun as a paddle, urged tbe canoe
to shore. As it touched the Band both
leaped out and ran up the bank. None
too soon either, for a big, pursuing gator,
in its desperation at losing its prey,
threw itself forward, crushing in the
sides of the boat The girls concluded
that they hod had enough '������mting for
that day and returned homo by another
route.���Million. ���*
Sleeps on the Floor.
"I hove never slept in a bed since the
war." This remark was mado yeetorday
*>�� A. M. Warner of Boetoi.
"The reason," he continued, "is not
because I am a vegetarian or a crank. I
simply am unable to go to sleep in a bed,
and for 20 years I have not tried. During the war I was in service four years
and in all that time never slept in a bed.
I had no home and consequently hiid no
furloughs. The habit of rolling in a
blanket and sleeping grew so fised with
me that when I got back from the war
and settled down a bed wan a nuisance.
I have rolled and tossed ami mod lnrd
to sleep night after night, but was not
able to keep my eyes cloieu until 1
sought tbe floor. For 10 years I tried to
reconcile myself to a bed, but it was no
use. Finally I gave it up, and now in
my home in Boston I sleep in a . ora in
which there is no bed. I simply roll my-
Belf in a blanket or two, according to
the temperature, and I sleep soundly.
My health is good, and Ian Bure that I
shall live just as long as if I slept on n
down mattress."���Chicago Tribune.
A Han From New York State Took a Little
Active Kxerclse on Horseback.
"I once was a sufferer from insomnia,"
said a dentist who lives in one of the
small villages of the state, as he sat talking with other men in the sitting room
of an up town hotel, "but I got rid of the
"What did you take for it?"
"Bucking pony."
"Tell us about that, please."
"Well, you see, there was nothing the
matter with me only I couldn't sleep.
The doctor looked me over and said I
wasn't suffering from any disease that
he could detect, but all the same I could
get only a few catnaps every night, and
I felt that I would go crazy if such a condition of affairs continued much longer.
A wise friend of mine advised me to try-
horseback exercise. Just at that time a
man had brought to the village a string
of ponies from the west. As the ponies
were wild they were offered for sale
cheap. I bought one. He was such a
sleepy looking animal that we called him
Rip Van Winkle. After we knew him
better we dropped part of the name and
called him plain Rip. The first ride I
took on him furnished excitement for the
wholo village. Two men helped me to
saddle and mount him in tho stable
When the door was opened he shot out
into tho street like a streak of lightning.
"Herau full against the fence opposite
the stable and broke several pickets.
Then he reared up on his hind legB and
came near throwing me over backward.
Next he tried to stand on bis head, but
I yanked him back on his feet and drove
the spurs into him. He started to run
then, and I let him go ns fast as he could
leg it until we got to the Methodist
church at the end of the street. A temperance meeting was being held in the
church and the door was open. Before 1
could stop the pony we were in the
church and half way up the aisl-s. Women screamed and fainted.
"Some of the iron led Bip back into the
street. I didn't dare to get off his back.
When the men 1 at go of the bridle he began to buck, and for c few minutes I
thought my neck would be broken. He
would go at a gallop when he went at
all, but he would stop now and then to
indulge iu some bucking. Presently he
changed his tactics and went from one
street to another, across lots, jumping
fences, turning up flower beds, damaging
gardens and keeping me busy dodging
the branches of fruit trees. The next
street led to a turnpike, along which I
spurred him for miles ui.til he was covered with foam and nearly tired out.
"He seemed to be docile when I got
him back to the stable. Next day, however, he was nearly as bad as when I
first rode him, and every day for a fortnight I was obliged to race him along tho
turnpike several miles. Myl myl How
he did buck! I was so lame at the end of
two weeks that I could scarcely walk to
my office, but I could sleep. A few minutes after I got into bed at night I was
sleeping soundly, and I awoke every
morning thoroughly refreshed."
"Do you still ride the pony?"
"No. By thp time I was cured of sleep-
les .ss I had broken Rip to ride, and I
sold l:'m for double the bum I had paid
for him. My advice to anybody who is
suffering from insomnia is to get a buck-
in;: pony and ride as fast as he can. If
no necks are broken, both man and pony
will be benf'ited by the treatment."���
New Yoik Tribune.
Phenomena Allied to Llgbtiiliig.
Subterranean thunders havo occasionally been heard preparatory to an aerial
eruption.   The sea has cast up volumes
of water, as if volcanoes wer-.- exploding
below.   The ground has bur.it open, and
floods of water have gushed forth from
1 the sides of hills or from fissures in tho
: rocks.   Taking another class of effects,
i cures have been performed I y lightning
i ���gouty men have been enabled to walk
j freely, epileptic perbons havo been healed,
amaurosis has been removed and rheumatism dispelled by a flush.   But one
1 dare not look too closely into the subject
of medical electricity nor venture to reo-
ommend any one to tempt lightning in
tho hope of experiencing ita ourativo effects.���Cliambors' Journal.
Hop Lee's Laundry.
The above is the popular Lanndrv of the
City. lUtos are moderate, and tho work
is done in a satisfactory manner,
M. Jensen, Shop 39 McKtnzie Street.
Old Furniture repaired and made to look
like new.    Furniture made to order.
A call solicited. Carpenterwork promptly attended to.
NOTICE is hereby griven that application
_ will be made to tbe Parliament of Canada at its next Session, for an Aot to Incorporate a Company to construct, maintain
and operate a Canal or Navigation from
some point on Burrard Inlet in or near Port
Moody In British Columbia, thenco in an
Easterly direction to some point on Pitt
Klver In Township 4(1 or In Township 0| and
with power to construct und operate all
works and structures necessary or proper
in connection therewith; to acquire by purchase, expropriation or otherwise lands for
the purposes of the Company and to dispose
thereof, to charge and collect toils and dues,
to build wharves and store or warehouses;
to build or purchase Steamer or Sailing
Vessels, scows and barges, toreolalm lands
and foreshores to construct and operate telegraph or telephones and to do all other acts
iiioideii1.nl or necessary to the objects above
Dated this 2nd (lay of November lMI
Solicitor for tho applicants.
Importer and Manufacturer of
Harness, Saddles, Etc.
In  White   and   Colors
These Goods are similar to  those  manufactured by  the late
New Westminster Woollen Mills, and guaranteed all wool.
624  &  626  Columbia  Street,  New Westminster.
P. O. Box 105,
Telephonk 7-4.
they are selling
547 Front St., New Westminster.
Manufacturer of
Mineral Water,
Uses For a Dead Battle in: ko.'
Rattlesnakes are of value to the mountain doctors of Pennsylvania i'"r sc ral
reasoiiB. Tho oil obtained by draining
the reptile after skinning is used tu cure
deafness. Tho rattle suspended from a
string and worn by a baby will havo the
power of preventing tho weiuei- from
having convulsions during dentition
Tho tongue of the snake when worn in
the glove will have the power of compelling any girl who grasps the gloved
hand to love tlie ono so greeted, evon
should she ordinarily be indifferent to
his attentions.���Science.
, >	
4j[.        Walter Rnlelgh'a Flue Hlioo,,
The most splendid pair of shoes Oi
record were those worn by Sir Walter
Raleigh on great court occasions. They
were of buff leather, covered with precious stone* and valued at C7.U00.���
Washington Star.
To Remove Snbstanoei From tne Eye.
To remove the solid particles from under the lids, it is suffic' nt to pull the lid
away from the eyo an 1 to v> ipo the body
with a piece of m list paptr or the corner
of a handkerchie.. If it is, under the upper lid, grasp the lid firmly between the
thumb and finger, lift it it im the eyeball and draw it down over the lower
lid, and then allow it to slide Blowly
back to its natural position. The ioreign
body will be scraped off on the lashes.
The operation may be repeated several
times. Or lift the lid from the eyeball,
allow the tears to accumulate baueatj
tho lid and forcibly blow the nose. O.-
place in thn eye a few grains of flaxseed,
which, f arming a mucilage, will promptly bring relief. Or placo across the upper lid tho po..it of a pencil or bodkin,
and turn the lid back over it. Ia this
way the foreign particle is brought into
distinct view and can be readily wiped
away.���Washington Star.
A Long Undisrjr round Canal.
The canal between Worsluy and St.
Heleni. in north England is probably <he
longest aud most remarkable c;> il of
the kind in the world. It is 10 miles
long aud is underground from ono end
to the other, Many years ago the managers of the Duko of Brklu:ewater'u estate iiiled its old mines with water that
they might transport the coal under
ground instead ot OU tin surface. Ordinary canalboats tre used, the power being furnished by the men. The tunnel
arch over the canal is provided with
cross pieces, and the men propel tho
boats along as they lie on their backs on
the loads of coal,���Pittsburg bispach.
Adam's Staff.
The Tn.l'nudic writers tell us that 'tha
blessed God gave to tha first man in paradise a 6taff which had been created between the stars. Adam gave it to Enoch,
Enoch to Noah, Noah to Shem, Shem to
Abraham, Abraham to Isaac, Isaac to
Jacob. Jacob curried it into Egypt and
gave it to his son Joseph. When Joseph
died his household goods were take" to
the house of Pharaoh. Pharaoh took the
staff of Adam, which had descended to
Joseph from the first man, and put it
among his special treasures."���St. Louis
A Big Liver j II1U.
A Bangor man who sent his office lioy
to return a hired team to a i-tab'.o received several days after a bill for the
board of the horse and another bill for
the hire of the team for the time intervening. The stupid boy took the team
to < Vi wrong stable. The man said he
wouldn't mind so much, but there seemed
to be no limit to the number of cigi.rs he
is compelled to pay for at the instance X
jeering friend*.���Exchange.
Etc., Etc.
Factory in rear of CUy Brewery.
Cunningham St., New Westminster, B.C.
100 lb. Sacks Shorts, $1 25
100   lb.   Sacks    Bran,     1  15
90 lb. sacks rolled Oats, 3 60
100 lb. sacks of Wheat, 1 5o
5 lb.  Boxes of Tea,    1 1o
5o lb. mats China Rice,   1 85
Hungarian Flour, $4 TO per barrel
9 tins Tomatoes, $1 00
11 tins Pease, $1 oo
11 tins Corn,   1 oo
Ceylon Tea, 4o cents per lb
13 lbs Currants, $1 oo
All other Groceries at very Lowest prices for Cash
Don't forget the address:
Opposite C. P: R. Station, Columbia St
The Western Fisheries& Trading Co.
(Successors to W. H. Vianen.)
SHIPPING, HOTELS and FAMILIES supplied at lowest prices.
All kinds of FURS und SKINS purchased;
highest prices given.
Warehouse and Store���Front Street.
Telephone No. C.
Freezer, Ico House, &c���Lulu Island,
1'. O. H��.\ 440.
60 DAYS,
Timber,   Lumber,   Shingles,   Lath,   Pickets,  Doors,
Windows,  Frames,  Mouldings,  House Finish,
Mantels,   School     Seats  and Desks,
Fruit and Salmon Boxes,
See.,    &c,     See.
Importers   of  Plate,   Sheet,   and Fancy Glass
Lumber  accurately   Sawn,
Orders   Promptly  Filled.
D. LYAL <fc CO.,
Books, Stationery, Fancy Goods,
Pianos,   Organs,   Music,   etc.
B.   O.
Alarm Clocks SI.25, former prico 82.00.
Solid Silver, stem wind American Watch
88.00, former prico 812.00. Men's Gold-
Filled (guaranteed 15 years) Waltham
or Elgin, 812.50, former price 818.00.
Rolled Gold Chains (guaranteed 5 years)
82.00, former price 84.00.
30 per cent, discount on silver and
plated goods.
Watcbmata & Jeweler.
Oldest Business Premises in the City.
Clothing, Men's Furnishings,
Hats and Caps, Trunks and Valises
Try a Pair of $2.50 or $3.00 Pants.
A  Fine Assortment  of
Gentlemen's Japanese  Smoking Jackets
Corner Columbia and Mary streets, New Westminster. ��i\
Mow Men Jumped from the Burning Elery
Furnace to Certain Destruction.
Detroit, Nov. 23. ���By the burning of
the five story iron and brick building
Nos. 195 to 202 Jefferson avenue, occupied bv Edson, Moore & Co., wholesale
dry goods, this afternoon, seven employes
lost their lives, a fireman was badly injured and the monetary loss will roach
iu the neighborhood of 8800,000. The
fire started between the fourth and iifth
floors at the rear of the building and
spread with frightful rapidity. The
great majority of tho employes were
at lunch when the alarm was given, but
there were eight or nine of them lost on
the upper floors. Those who wero lirst
in tho scene saw a terrible sight. The
whole upper floors were a mass of flames.
On the window sill of the fourth floor
Bradley Dunning; two windows south of
him James McKay. "Don't jump, wait,
for the hook and ladder," shrieked the
crowd: but before the ladders could be
raised the flames rolled to tlie ledge
whero Dunning stood. He bowed his
head, grasped tlie window ledge with liis
hands and then dropped. The people
watching him had just timo to throw
a bale of jute beneath him, and it was
no sooner in place than Dunning struck
It. He bounded up like a rubber bull, i
and then fell to the sidewalk limp and
mangled. He was taken to a near-by
drug store aud afterwards to Harper's
hospital, where he shortly afterwards
diod from his injuries. The fall of James
McKay followed in a few minutes. When
ho appeared at the window he made no
sign that ho wus staring deatii in the
face. For a few minutes he looked over
the people, who appeared at a dizzy distance below, as though wondering what
they might do to save his lifo. There
wero shouts from below, but he evidently
could not hoar what was being said. Tho
roar of the flames drowned all the noise
that came in from tho street. After this
short hesitation, he threw up his feot off
the window and slid until ho was holding on with only one of his hands on the
sill. He hung this way for several
seconds bofore he released his hold. He
struck on the easement of the second
window and partly turned over. This
threw him so far out from tho window
that part of his body struck on the electric wires below, which partly turned
him over again. lie struck on the sidewalk within a few feet of the building.
Policeman,firemen and spectators quickly
came to the rescue and he was placed in
an ambulance. He was uticonscious
when picked up, and it was thought that
lifo was extinct. He lived, however, for
a couple of hours.
The awful spectacle of McKay's and
Dunning's deatii was only over when the
spectators saw another man creeping to
wards the upper windows nearest the
cornice. He was evidently on his hands
and knees, blinded nnd suffocated in tho
dense smoke. He reached tlie sill, laid
one hand on it, and as he endeavored to
shield his face from the tiery heat with
his hand, he tried to draw himself to the
open air just beyond, llo was too far
spent. A sudden burst of flame seethed
around him and the horror stricken beholders saw his head drop, his arm drag
slowly back and his body sink from view
in the flames within. Meantime a general alarm had been turned in and nearly
all the companies iu the department
responded. The corner of Jefferson
avenue and Bates street was the scene
of intense excitement, and the avenue
extending up to Randolph street was
filled with lire apparatus; thousands of
people crowding their way to the ropes,
which had been stretched by tho police.
By the time that Company No. 1 was on
the scene the upper story was a mass of
flames and they wore spreading with incredible rapidity. The smoke rolled out
in huge volumes, and at times almost
completely enveloped the surrounding
buildings and tho firemen. Tho big extension ladder was raised, and the lire-
men dragged a line of hose up and tried
to play on the roaring furnace; but the
beat and smoke soon drove them down,
and the truck itself had to be removed a
few minutes afterwards, the flames
scorching the upper portion of it. The
watertowcr was placed in position, but it
seemed an almost interminable period
before the big stream of water was
turned on. A strong wind began to blow
from the west, sweeping tho lire eastwards.
It seemed Impossible to stop the conflagration short of Randolph street; but
the firemen swarmed ou the adjoining
buildings and poured on torrontsof water
on the hot, smoking roofs. Tho floors of
the Edson Moore building began falling
in a short time after tho lire started, aud
at 1.20 half of the State street wall collapsed. A moment later thero wero two
loud reports, and the entire interior of
the building apparently collapsed. This
undoubtedly prevented tho spread of the
flames, and at 1.50 the lire was practically under control.
had explained to the convention that ho
had tendered it in good faith and that
his action was final. J. R. Sovereign, of
Iowa, was then elected to succeed Mr.
Powderly, the vote being, Sovereign, 23;
James Campbell, of Pittsburg, 8; T. B.
McGuire, 1; Powderly, 2. The vacancies
on the general executive board were
tilled by the election of tho following:
C. A. French, of Boston; If. li. Martin,
of Minneapolis, and J. I. Kenny, of Omaha, all anti���Powderlyltes.
British Columbia Indians much Impressed
with the Greatness of the White People.
The British Columbia Indians who
have been illustrating the manners and
customs of the Canadian Pacific Coast
tribes at Chicago, returned to their
northern homes last week. They can
talk of nothing but the great fair, and
tlie subject will be dobated and form the
text of their camp lire stories for many
years to como.   The little party of nit-
The Ministry of Oreeoe has resigned.
The Italian decree that custom dutlea
Khali he paid in gold baa been published.
It is reported that Kintuin proposes to
abogate the free port privileges of Vladl-
Emperor Francis Joseph has formally
accepted the civil marriage law, which applies to Hungary.
Twenty-six more arrests have been made
at Warsaw in connection with the Socialist
( agitation. Most of the prisoners are edu-
��� ;ated women.
The Marquis of QueenBberry was privately married at Eastbourne, Eng., to Miss
Ethel Weedon, a young woman of fortune.
The Marquis is 49 yearB old.
The Spanish Government has decided to
expel all foreign Anarchists from Spain
and to paBS drastic measures agaiiiBt Spaniards who belong to the organization.
The trade of Calcutta with Germany the
tives numbered sixteen in all, and their
Stay in Chicago was not only pleasant past five years has increased three fold,
but profitable. Britain's Bhare of the port's trade has de-
"They formed a  conspicuous  feature j creased from  65 per cent, of the whole to
of  tho  Department  of   Anthropology," j 67 per cent.
says Mr. James Deans, in whose charge j Complete returns in the Prussian Parlia-
they were, Mr. Hunt being his assistant, mentnry elections give these totals:���Con-
"Indeed, they made a better showing for Bervatives and Free.Conservatives, 210;
British Columbia than was made by any   National'Liberals, 87; Clericals, 95; Radi-
'American' Indians, or those representing any other section of Canada. The
Department of Anthropology, as the
name implies, was devoted entirely to
man and liis works���a very comprehensive subject with many subdivisions, of
course. It is safe to say that nothing
coining under the general head attracted
mure attention than did our red men;
certainly thoro was not a state in tin;
Union that gavo as creditable a representation of Indian life and customs,
past and present, as did British Columbia.
"At first, when they reached Chicago,
the Siwashes were perfectly bewildered,
and not unnaturally. Thoy soon got
over their nervousness, however, and
within a fortnight could go anywhere
and take care of themselves. They are
a very observant race, and tho first
lesson they learned was tho greatness of
tho white peoplo. They formed the conclusion that the whites could do almost
everything,' and they quickly realized
that the greatness of tho white people
was generally directed towards the acquisition of money. Then their imitative ability came in, and they were soon
proceeding upon a kindred policy.
"Every moment that could be called
their own, whon the 'house' was not
open to visitors, the mon and women
wore  busy.     Wood-carving   was
cals, 20; Poles, 19; Danes, 2.
Western Australia Beems likely to follow
New Zealand's example in granting woman's suffrage The measure proposing to
give equal voting rights to mon and women
was defeated In Western Australia recently by only one vote. The friends of tho
movement are confident of suooosa next
chief employment, and they soon learned
to vary their production so that articles
of one kind should not become too common. Ofton they worked until 2 in the
morning, so that they would havo plenty
of things to sell to the people, who were
to visit them during the day. Tho keen
competition stimulated their ingenuity
and their wood-carvings were generally
creditable and sold at good prices.
"The baby from Fort Rupert was of
course the pet of the public, and almost
everyone who stopped to look at him
while he was playing or asleep left some
small coin for him���a penny or a dime.
liis collection by the time of his departure amounted lo about $200. What
money the Indians were given or earned
they had to spend or save as they preferred; their wages, $20 each per month,
will be paid to them at Fort Simpson.
"The British Columbia natives were
quick to see that there were many thiugs
to be learned with advantage from those
around them. They watched the Eastern Indians doing their wonderful basket
work���unknown to the west���and soon
the queen of tho Fort Ruperts had become as expert a basket maker as any of
her Eastern cousins. Sho will teach her
people the art, and before long we will
have plenty of baskets such as are seen
in the East; they seldom find their way
over here.
"Another thing they soon found out���
that everybody could understand them
if they spoke English. They were
anxious to learn Immediately, and before
they left could speak very fair English,
a tongue hitherto unknown to them.
They learned, too, how to dross neatly
and cleanly, and they will spread their
newly acquired tastes among their tribesmen.
���'All tho time they wero away the
Indians behaved themselves well. They
were industrious, orderly and temperate
���though there was no restriction whatever, had they wished to indulge in
liquor. As soon as they knew they could
go into a bar-room and call for what
they wanted, they seemed not to want
anything. I believe the Indian of British Columbia is very much like his white
brother. He drinks moro than is good
for liiin at home because of tho attraction
of restraint. Tako away the restraint;
let him know that he can drink liquor or
leavo it alone���and there will not behalf
the amount of drinking among tho Indians that thero now is."
Major-Gen.    Herbert
militia at London.      W
A oompany to build a Masonie Temple
was organized in Montreal.
Brantford St. Andrews society elected
officers for the ensuing year.
The tug Reliance ran aground at Little
Current, Ont., and is awaiting usistanoe.
About models for a Macdonald memorial
have been received in Ottawa. A ahoice
will be made shortly.
Thero was an increase of 114 in the Chinese Immigration to Canada during Ootob-
er of this year over the same time In
Several members of the Prince of Wales
Own Guards has been brought before the
magistrate at Montreal for insubordination.
The claims of the British Columbia seal-
their i era against the United States,  amounting
End of the  llutabele  War.
London, Nov. 23.���A despatch from
Capetown says: "Tho Matabele regiments have been completely broken up.
King Lobengula has lied northward iu
the direction of tho Zambesi River."
The despatch concludes bv declaring
that the war between the Matabeles and
the British South Africa Company is
Capetown, Nov. 23.���Dr. Jameson, the
Administrator of the Chartered Company, has sent this despatch  dated Nov
to $1.000,000, have been forwarded to the
Dominion Government.
The Dominion steamers Dolphin, Bay-
fieH and Astrel have been set apart on the
lakes to prevent American fishermen from
depleting our fisheries by poaching.
' Three men engaged in bridge building
were badly injured by the collapse of a
temporary bridge at Dorohester. The
most seriously hurt is a man named Prod-
gers, belonging to London.
The Bow Park estate near Brantford,
formerly owned by the late Hon. George
Brown, has been pvrchased by Mr. John
Hope. The remainder of the famous herd
of Shorthorn oattlo will be sold in April
^^^ pyc "Lobeng      __^^_^^^^_
dispersed and have sent their wives a.nd
Stead's Itrinl: Cure.
London, No. SO.-Edttor W. T. Stead
of the Review of Reviews, who attained
world-wide fame a few years ago by publishing in the Pall Mall Gazette the details of the Cleveland street scandal, and
who has since identified himself with
many plans for the social amelioration
of mankind, before his departure from
Chicago, where he has been ventilating
hi* ideas for the present week, secured
eight representative drunkards and
placed them In the hands of a physician
for treatment for alcoholism. Four of
the patients were men., three of them
widows, or married women, and one a
suinster; ul! of whom were yesterday an-
nounced as cured, with tin- exception of < OB they have no bullocks.    Major I-orbes
one of the women, who had notf followed lis starting  with  200 men  In  pursuit,
directions     Mr.  Stead   first became In-  The Matabele are entirely broken."  Dr.
torested  111   the   medical  treatment for  Jameson   adds   thut  the  columns from
drunkenness through the Koeley treat-  forts Victoria and  Salisbury and  Tull
it   |ml |ie considers  tho  method  id-1 may be disbanded at the end of Novem-
oiiteci In hi-'- experiment superior to that 1 ber.    When Major Forbes  and his men
advocated  by   Dr.   Koeley.     The exact   return Dr. Jameson will send out patrol
nature of the remedy has  not  been dig-  to lind  Gamb
closed, but tt Is said  to be a; powerful
Lie of extreme bitterness.   During the
flrst two days It reduces the patient to a
condition of great misery, with sickness. |
Quebeo will have a winter oarnlTol.
The break in the Welland Canal near
Thorold has been repaired.
Hon. Edward Blake has subscribed ��25
to the Evicted Tenants' Fund.
The story that the U. S. oruiser New
York cannot enter any U. S. dry dook is
The Newfoundland eleotions have resulted in the return of 20 Government and
16 Opposition candidates.
The first sod of the Hamilton, Grimsby
& Beamsville Railway was turned a short
distance east of Hamilton.
The Inspeotor of Penitentiaries has resumed his inquiry into alleged irregulari-
tiee at Kingston Penitentiary.
The British Bteamer Enskar, from Philadelphia to London, arrived at Halifax
short of coal and with her crank shaft
At the provincial ploughing match held
on the Asylum farm at Hamilton, a large
number of prizes were won by Indian
ploughmen from TuBcarora and Onondaga.
It is asserted in Washington that Queen
Lilioukalani will be restored to power in
Hayti, the United States withdrawing its
support from the provincial Government.
William Mundy, an old G. T. R. employee, died at Portland, Me., recently,
leaving a widow and daughter in that
city. A sensation has been caused by a
claim made by William Mundy of Chicago
and his mother of Hamilton, who claim to
be son and widow of deceased.
Dr. McEachran, Dominion Veterinary
Surgeon, has reported to the Department
of AgJicnlture that he has inspected the
cattle in the Kingston district, which were
decided by the British veterinary surgeons
to be affected with pleuro-pneumonio, and
has found that there is no disease.
The English jockey, Rowell, was thrown
in a hurdle  raoe  at Autenil,   near  Parts,
18lli from Buluwaya, to Premier Rhodes  aud B00n afterwards died of his Injuries
atPalapyC'Lobongula'sroglmentsheVo;    By Bn elploBion of . cargo of dynamite
at  Santander,   Spain,   1000 people   were
cattle to   the hills.     Only part of
Huluwayo regiment  remained  with the
King whose wagon is dragged by  men
headache and feverish agne, a ter which
a reaction takes place, r.*��li.i.K !.. ">��
,.,���������!������, annihilation of tho desire foi
auTollestimulants. Mr. stead during
his may In Chicago made an investigation of thelvceley treatment.
^^^^^^^^^ rig's l,'.ei*'nuiitioit.
Philadelphia, Nov. S7.--At this
ei.tng ot the Knights
I'oiedl  _^^^
     I of Labor
delegates, Grand'Master Workman Row-
ri..|v-s i-eslgniitlou was taken from the
,v, . and accopted by u practically
;,���������������, vote,  after that gentleman
and the other Indiums  and bring theni
to Buluwayo,
Premier Rhodes, aftor receiving the
above despatch, left Palapye to meet
Dr. Jameson on the itainaqiiaban River,
where they will discuss the settlement
of the country. Dr. Jameson stated in an
interview that If Lobengula should be
taken ailve, the natives would no longer
regard liim as king, Ills defeat and flight
having deprived him or all claim to the
title. The natives say that Lobengula
has made for tho Zambesi] hoping thai
the friendly liatougos will provide htm
with canoes and ei.able him to cross.
ltaius and fever, however, will giea:lj
delay his progress, liis capture Is believed to be certain,
Corner of Columbia, & MeKenzie Sts.,
CAPITAL, all paid up, $12,000,000
REST,   ���    -    -    6,000,000
A Savings  Bank
Has  been  oponed   in   connection   with
this Branch.
Merest Allowed at Current Rates.
At present three, and one-half per cent.
Finite : and: Diertaki.
Telephone 170. Corner of
P.O. TtOX 58. Agnes &��� MeKenzie Sts.
A load of wood fell on Rioard Baseett
near London, causing his death.
William Moffatt, a prosperous farmer of
Mono, was killed by a falling tree oa his
own farm.
killed and several' million franos worth of
property destroyed.
At White Church, near Teeswater, Mr.
and Mrs. Waddell were thrown out of their
buggy owing to their horses running away.
Mrs, Wsddul! was killed and her husband
very severely injured.
The steamship Seneca, which arrived at
New York brought Capt   Hoffman and 56
of the crew of the steamship City of Alex-
ijobeiiguhi's son-in-law, "ndrin. wliioh was   burned   at   sea   near
llnv.'-.nnii on November 1, Involving a loss
of eleven lives���flvs ot the orew and six
negro stevedores.
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3 AM) V   g
���CALL  AT���
The smallest tree in Great Britain
grows on tho summit of Ben Lomond. It
is tho dwarf willow, which is nature
when it attains the height of i uiu.je.
L. "
A map offflrelautl V lo of halre taken
from tho heads.of! '.io diff'"-i nt mo^liorn
of.the,MoLf>nn.fr. lily ie.in >tT:
<-. '.Mrs. 'A. WcLonn',jf J   '.&n>
Ilinii, the taller.
& HOY'S, ffl
DUPONT Block,   Coi.ujihia St. ���
o. Mcdonough
Constantly on Hand an Extensive -Stock of
Groceries, Flour and Feed, Dry Goods, Hoots and Shoes, Hats and
Caps, Crockery, Glassware, Etc.
Men's and Boys' Suits,   Great Variety of Household Articles.    Also Grain, Seed*,
Potatoes, and General Stores-
N.B.���Farm Produce bought at market rates or sold on ooramlssion.   Orders from th��
interior promptly attended to.
Orders   by   Mail   Receive
Prompt Attention,
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Tho nominations for the city elective
offices takes placo on Monday next, and
up to this writing no great interest has
beon manifested by the genoral body of
ratepayers. An adjourned public mooting held on the evening of tho 34th accomplished nothing, for although the
suggestions of tho Property Owners'
Association wero submitted on that occasion for the sense of the public, the
attendance was too small to warrant
the acceptance of that meeting as representative of the city. On tho occasion referred to, important principles
were earnestly criticised by tho two or
three speakers present, and then passed
upon by the small audience of ratepayers
with a flippancy quite surprising under
the circumstances.
To know and understand the politics
of the city, requires a much hotter acquaintance with tho ins and outs of civic
business than the present writer, during
his short residence in Westminster, can
lay claim to. Another year it may be
different. One thing, howevor, is clear
to the most superficial observer, and
that is that the affairs of the city are
just now in a position not to be experimented with. It is a time for the exercise of conservative business methods,
���with the corporation as with private individuals. Reasonable retrenchment is
essential, and at a period when all business incomes are greatly reduced, there
Is no proper reason why official incomes
should not yield correspondingly. Councillor Pearson's reference to an official
who because of a perspective reduction
in salary, had to dismiss one of his servants, scarcely caught the sentiment of
the meeting, much less the sympathy of
a community to whom dismissing house
servants has ceased to be a novelty. Of
course there may be officials whose
peculiar fitness for tho place they occupy
render them, like gold, superior to ordinary financial fluctuations, but however
this may be in Westminster, It Is certain
that civic employees of such kind are
exceedingly scarce in other cities.
As usual the election of Chief Magistrate Is likely to monopolise the main
Interest of the contest now at hand,
whilo the more important matter of a
set of good Aldermen will receive but
little consideration from tho general
body of ratepayers. At Friday's meeting no refereneo was made to prospective
candidates for elective honors, but it has
sinco been stated that the present Mayor
and Alderman Herring are likely to be
put In nomination. We do not know
Mr. Herring's qualification for the oflice,
and we do not question them; but the
meetings so far held fairly indicate that
Mayor Curtis continues to hold the public
confidence, and following out tho principles of conservatism, it may be as well
for the ratepayers of Wesininstor to carry
In mind tho philosophy of Abraham Lincoln, who is credited with saying,
"Never swap horses crossing a stream."
Touching the proposed policy of encouraging manufactures by rebating
taxes and supplying cheap water and
light, it may be accopted as a goneral
fact that any manufacturing business
that wishes to locato in Westmlnster.and
Is so weak as to need encouragement by
tho rebate of charges so relatively small,
Is not worth encouraging.
Sluco above was written, Mr. Alderman Hoy has announced himself as a
candidate for the mayoralty, being the
only ono yot definitely in the field.
It is no doubt within tho knowledge
of most of our readers that at the last
session of tho Legislature an Act was
passed entitled "The Bureau of Labor
Statistics and Industrial Disputes Conciliation and Arbitration Act." Tho
purpose of tho Act was, as its namo Implies, to provide means whereby differences between employer and employed
might be adjusted without resorting to
costly strikes, and for other purposes.
The intention of tho Government, it is
needless to say, was purely benevolent,
and the Act was dovised mainly in the
interest of tho working classes. With a
view of perfecting tho measure by legislation at the next session of the Local
House, the Government arranged for a
conference with representative men
from the various labor organizations of
the Province, to learn their opinions and
get their advice respecting tho various
clauses of the Act. The labor delegates
met at Victoria on Saturday last, the
Government paying expenses. In another
column will be found the result of the
Conference, taken from tho Victoria
Colonist, and which we com mond to tlie
careful perusal of our readers. It will
bo observed that instead of proceeding
with tlie inquiry for which they wero
called together, theso reputed representatives of labor proceeded to demand for
themselves rights and privileges that no
Government darn grant, and iu a domineering manner that no self-respecting
Government would yield to If it could.
Tho position taken by tho delegates was
simply astounding, and displayed the
most inordinate selfishness, utterly ro-
gardloss of the rights of all othor
Interests whatsoever. However willing
the Ministry undoubtedly was to meet
the reasonable views of tho labor party,
it was quite Impossible that thoy could
acceed to tho demands formulated by the
delogates to Victoria, and In consequence
the Conference came to nothing, any
more than to show the crude and extravagant ideas of the assembled representatives of labor. It may be, and it is
most earnestly to bo hoped, that in thoir
peculiar action the labor delegates altogether exceeded the powers delegated to
them by tho several organizations which
they were supposed to represent. Certain
it is that they exceeded the powers for
which tho Conference was called. We
look to see their conduct repudiated by
the organized labor class at large, otherwise that class places itself in direct
hostility to every other interest in tho
Province, including the large body comprising unorganized labor.
Possibly in a country so thinly populated as Britisli Columbia is at tho
present time, tho construction of the
Labor Bureau was premature.
IN another column will bo found an
outline of contemplated changes lu the
Amorican tariff. On many articles heavy
reductions aro proposed, and it Is quite
certain will bo generally approved by
the people of tho United States, so long
as the principle of protection is adhered
to. The sentiment in Canada also tends
against prohibitive duties, and it Is satisfactory to know that on tho largo question of tariff the Ottawa Government is
well In touch with tho people, and liko
the American authorities, havo in view
Important modifications on lines carefully
Inquired into.
In a littlo while the municipal elections
In tho rural districts of the Province will
bo bofore the people, and It may not be
inopportune to offer a few remarks upon
the subject which heads this article. In
a gonoral way the statute labor question
has always been a difficult ono to deal
with In Canada, for while experienced
men are quite satisfied the whole system
Is a mistake, the average rural ratepayer
Is strongly Impressed with the conveniences of the Institution In his own
particular case. He finds it easier to pay
$2 In work than $1 in cash. It Is not the
Intention here to discuss this feature of
the statute labor system, any more than
to express the conviction that In rural
districts, as in cities, all taxes should be
collected In money, thereby assuring
bettor work and saving tho cost of overseers, or pathmasters, as they are called.
The reforms especially had in view on
this occasion, are in connection with
abuses In tho system which should not
be tolerated for a day.
Whether our remarks will apply to all
rural municipalities we are not sure, but
men who profess to know say that the
methods adopted are similar in all. It
may not be generally roalized that the
statute labor tax is a very heavy one
On largo assessments it Is less than tho
municipal revenuo tax; on small assess
ments it Is the largest tax lovled. The
aggregate of it is a very largo sum, and
yet it Is treated almost with Indifference
by municipal authorities generally
While other officials, usually carefully
selected, are hold in bonds for their good
conduct, the path-masters aro generally
appointed haphazard, and are perfectly
irresponsible to any one but themselves
Of course the bo9tof settlors occasionally
fill the position of path-master, and accomplish good work, but this only occurs
when thero Is a personal Interest to servo
It Is true, too, that In the ordinary run
of path-masters, good, painstaking mon
aro sorootlnies found who really wish to
perform their duties faithfully. But as
a rule, the offico of path-mastor Is held
In small favor by the more well-to-do
settlers, and It falls to that class of the
public who are willing to tako it. In
tho same way men who work their
statute labor, unless they have a direct
Interest In tho particular improvement
under construction, are little concerned
regarding'the progress made. "Doing
statute labor," as synonymous with
"having an easy job," is a well known
witticism wherever statute labor is in
As a sort of remedy for tho evils above
outlined, the privilege of "commuting"
for statute labor was devised, and in the
other Provinces it works satisfactorily
as far as it goes. Here it docs not work
satisfactory because tho amount required
to commute is frequently larger than the
needed labor can be hired for. There is,
consequently no object to commute. The
matter, theroforo, remains to be worked
out between the land owner and tho
path-master. There are lu Westminster
many men who pay large sums every
year to path-masters, who aro, of course,
supposed to hiro the required labor with
the money. Do they do it?. Perhaps in
most cases they do, but thore is no cheek
upon them. Tho land owner gets his
receipt for work done, and in due course
tho clerk receives from the path-master
a road-bill certifying that the work has
boen dono. But the clerk has no check
upon tho path-master, and neither has
tho man who paid tho money.
Tho reform that we wished to suggest
is that no path-master should be permitted to collect money in lieu of statute
labor. It is no part of his office to handle
money belonging to the municipality.
Collectors and treasurers are paid and
put under bonds to do thai, work. Statute labor should bo rated at the current
wages of the district. For a specified
time it should then bo comiuutiiblo at a
prico that would induco non-residents
and extra-busy land owners generally to
tako advantage of the provision. Tho
commutation money should bo made payable to a responsible officer of the municipality, and the money should bo used
for road improvement only, and as far as
possiblo severally utilized for tho benefit
of tho properties that paid it. One hun-
dollars will accomplish moro in a contract
than can be accomplished with two hundred dollars In statute labor.
The Mission City News, ono of the
brightest and most outspoken weekly
journals of tho Province, takes exception to tho Opposition papers monopolizing all the virtue of the Press of British
Columbia, and very justly so. It has
come to pass that no journal, howevor
independent in a genoral way, may
speak favorably of any act of tho present
Government, without being accused of
corrupt intent. The News says; "The
" weekly papors of tho Province are In-
" clined to feel a little Indignant at the
" actions of some of tho city dailies in-
" sinuating that their papers had boen
" fixed by the Government. There is a
" strong feeling of calling a convention
" of -weeklies' to discuss the subject."
The Mission journal then procoods to
assert its journalistic rights and privileges in a very becoming manner. Tho
Vancouver News-Advertiser doesn't like it,
and suggests that the Mission papor is
seeking a corrupt sale. This is the
hydra-headed monopoly again, declaring
that there is no virtue but Opposition
virtue. Touching tho convention suggested by the Mission News, the Canadian has already roceivedoa couple ot
communications on tho same subject.
By all means let us havo a convention,
say at Chilliwack or Mission City. The
railways and boats can be counted on for
generous treatment. Such a convention
would be very different from the one held
at Kamloops. It would likely accomplish
The proposed reduction of the American duty on opium from $12 to 86 per
pound will give general satisfaction.
Under the heavy tariff, a large and demoralizing illicit traffic has developed in
the pernicious drug. Many weak but
ordinarily well-meaning men have been
tempted by the prospect of gain to engage
in the trade, often to their utter ruin,
socially and financially. Some timo ago
it was stated that an attempt would be
made by those engaged in the illicit
trado to have the duty raised to $18 per
pound, but happily the scheme miscarried. A reduction to SO per pound
will, it is believed, take away all inducements for engaging in the smuggling of
the drug.
Nelson and Fort Sheppard Railway.
Major Dupont, as president of the Nelson aud Fort Sheppard railway company
has given notice to tho Provincial Government of the completion of that road,
and has asked for an official inspection.
The line is to bo opened for traffic about
tho 1st of December, when trains will
run through between Spokane and Nelson. There is overy reason to supposo
that traffic will be uninterrupted, as tho
road is well built and the company has
procured a rotary snow plough, which
will easily cope with tho Kootenay drifts.
The difficulties of winter travelling to
and from Nelson and Kaslo will thus be
removed. Some peoplo have an Idea that
tho railway does not now touch Nolson,
or go any nearer to It than Five Mile
Point, on Kootonay lake. This mistako
has arisen from tho announcement that
the company yet Intends to build from
tho point back to Nelson along tho lake
shore. The fact is that tho road touches
Nelson on Its way to Fivo Mile Point,
and tho station Is within about half a
mile of tho heart of the town. Tho building of the road to Five Mile Point was
caused partly by tho necessity of overcoming tho steep doscent to the lake
shore and partly by the desire of tho
company to gain as ready communication
as possiblo with Kaslo aud the Slocan
country. The stoatners to Kaslo will
make connection at every trip with tho
trains at Five Mile Point. Many favorable comments are offered on the good
work done by the company ou this road.
The season was a bad one in many l-n-
1 spects for "iiilway building, Then r ������
financial disirlers placed a serious ob-
i stacle in the way of any new enterprise
i In the faco of all theso troubles the com-
i pany went ahead with pluck and energy,
| and now of course expects to reap a re-
1 ward for Its labors.
Americas, Tariff Reductions.
Washington, D.C., Nov. 27.���The new
tariff bill just completed puts wool, coal,
lumber, salt and iron ore on the free list,
reduces the tariff on sugar from one-half
to one-quarter of a cont a pound and
also provides for tho extermination of
bounty by degroos. As a rule the tariff
has been mado the lowest upon cheaper
goods of necessary use. No duty higher
than 45 per cent, has been left on manufactured wool. A gradual reduction is
to be mado on the woollen schedule, so
that at the end of five years the highest
duty will be forty and the average near
thirty per cent. Material reductions
have also been made in the cotton schedule. Metals on the schedule are largely
cut. The duty on steel has been reduced more than 50 per cent. Agricultural implements aro also placed on the
free list.
Chairman Wilson of the congressional
committee says thero is no truth in tho
report that tlie president offered to pro-
vido him with a lucrative judicial appointment if he should bo defeated for
congress at the autumn elections as a result of placing coal ou tho free list Wilson has had no consultation with President Cleveland regarding tho bill.
By tho provisions of the now tariff bill
the measure goes into effect, unless otherwise ordered, on March 1st.
Chairman Wilson, in his report issued
with the tariff bill, says: "i'lie committee, although it does not expect to
escape all just criticism, has been
actuated by no honest desire to do its
duty. The main features are, Iirst, the
adoption wherever practicable of ad
valorem instead of specific duties; second,
hy freeing from taxes those great materials of Industry that lio at tho base of our
In tho chemical schedule a number of
articles are transferred to the free list;
tlie most important Is sulphuric acid.
The duty on castor oil is reduced from
85 to 35 cents a gallon; on linseed oil,
reduced to 15 conts a gallon; pig load is
reduced to 1 cent a pound, paints correspondingly. Decorated ware is reduced from 60 to 25; undocorated, 55
to 40; common window glass, largo
sizes, reduced ono-half; plate glass, from
50 to 30 cents a square foot, and silvered 60 to 50. In the Iron-steel schedule
ore is free; pig iron is reduced from 90
per cent, to 22J; tin plate is reduced 40
per cont.; tho cteaper grades of pocket
cutlery, 35 por cent.; higher grades, 45;
table cutlery, 35; copper ores and pig
coppers free; nickel is free; lead oro, 15
percent.; pig lead, 1 per cent.; silver
lead ores, restored to tho free list. Unmanufactured lumber, free; manufactured, 25 per cent.; sugar is reduced one-
half and tho bounty is to bo repealed
one-eighth each year, leaving the raw
untaxed; on tobacco leaf wrappers, $1
and SI.25 a pound; cigars aro reduced
from $4.50 a pound and 25 per cent,
ad valorem to S3 a pound and 25 por
cent.; live animals are put at 20 per
cent.; barley from 30 cents to 20 per
cent., which is about 12 cents; bread-
stuffs aro made free, except when imported from countries putting duties on
similar Amorican products, in which caso
the duty is 20 percent.; fresh vegetables,
fruits, eggs, and such like are untaxed;
salt in bulk is free. The tariff on spirits
is put at double tho iutornal revenue
rates on spirits; somo slight reduction is
made on still wines and malt liquors.
The duty on sparkling wines is reduced;
on champagne, S7 a dozen quarts; hemp
and llax aro free; dress linen, hemp and
flax, 11 and Hi conts rospoctively; burlaps, cotton and grain bagging, 15 per
cent., but when imported for covering
articles to be oxportod, free; carpets, 20
to 35 per cent.
In the silk schedulo the reduction is
smaller than In cotton or wool. Solo
leather is reduced 15 to 5 per cent.;
leather gloves are rated at specific duties
ranging from 25 to 40 per cent. In sundries hatter's plush is on tho free list.
The duties on precious stones are increased; art work* are free.
The duty on alcholic perfumery over
$2 a gallon, 25 per cent.; blacking, 20 per
cent.; refined borax, 20 per cent.; glycerine, crude, one cent a pound; refined, 3
cents a pound; ink powdor, printers' ink,
20 per cent.; opium, aqueous extract of,
and tincture of, 25 per cent.; opium
containing less than 9 per cent, of morphia, and opium prepared for smoking,
$6 a pound.
Hird, the tailor.
Lawlessness in Spokane.
Seattle, Nov. 24.���A Spokane special
to the Telegraph says that further trouble over the labor situation is brewing,
brought about by tho secret meeting of
the Law and Ordor League this afternoon. The following circular of invita-
tation was secretly distributed among 15
representative business men of the City
this morning; " Spokane, Nov. 24.���
Profoundly impressed with the necessity
for tho prompt, efficient organisation of
the law-abiding mon of this community,
for the purpose of mooting the spirit of
lawlessness and anarchy which has so
lately and strikingly manifested itself,
tho undersigned, after consultation with
other citizons, request you to attond at
Auditorium Hall this day at 2 p.m., for
the purpose of considering the above-
mentioned matter and of taking such
action as may be deemed advisable.
H. W. Fairweather, N. F. Essig, Geo.
Turner, A. K. McBroora, J. T. Lockhart.
Bring all your friends In sympathy with
this movement." At 2 o'clock a large
crowd, including many laboring men and
agitators, were at the hall. Tho Hon.
Geo. Turner, candldato for tho United
States Sonato, called the meeting to
order. In a speoch ho strongly condemned tho demonstrations of tho workingmen, and continuing said: "A mob
assembled In tho Superior Court room to
overawo the judiciary and Intlinldato
counsel. This mob had gathered at tho
Review building, and mado tho inmates
bellevo that vlolenco was Intended. The
mob had paraded thostreets.and speeches
threatening death and destruction had
boon mado." lie then said: "Now I
want overy anarchist lo got out of this
room," but no one moved By this time
the hall was packed, and others wore
constantly arriving. A committee of 15
was appointed to removo all objectionable persons, and about 50 wero fired
out, but others Immediately took their
places. Ex-Deputy United States Marshall .loo Warron, was then statlouod at
the door to keep others out. ,ludge Turner then resumed his speech, when ho
was liitpi'i'tipt.-il by Vr. Hurry W'll-on,
iIn- broth.1; of Cuuttrossuiail .iolin L. Wilson, who jumped up io speak. Turning
fiercely on him, Judge Turner said: "Sit
down, you d  little demagogue."   A,
tumult ensued. Frank Graves then
jumped to his feet and shouted: "We
must protect this City. My partner, Mr.
Turner, has just received a telegram from
United States Marshal Vinson, saying
that there Is a plot to blow up the
Morning Revieiv building to-night." Mr. F.
H. Mason also said that there was a plot
to blow up tho waterworks. This the
workingmen deny. Further speeches
woro mado, and a committee of 15 was
appointed to see that tho City was protected to-night. The workingmen held
a stormy meeting to-night to protest
against tho utterances made against
them at tho Law and Order meeting.
Earthguake on the Atlantic Coast.
Montreal, Nov. 27.���A very heavy
shock of earthquake occurred hero
at 11.25 this morning, lasting about fif-
teon seconds. It was folt In all parts of
the city and suburbs, causing a great
commotion. Many of the tall buildings
on St. James street and In the heart of
tho city shook violently, and tho occupants fled to the street. In narrow
streets like St. Francios Xavler, people
rushed out, looking up fearfully as
though expecting the stono walls to fall
on them. It was the worst shaking up
Montreal has had for many a day. In
tlie factories, the first thought was that
the boilers had burst, and a rush was
mado for tho streets, by firo escapes,windows and stairs.
In the schools the children stampeded
to the street along with their teachers.
Crockery in tho stores and restaurants
was rattled and thrown down. In somo
cases windows were cracked. The only
casualty reported was a workman,Moses
Decry, employed at a house iu course of
construction at the corner of Sherbrooko
and Bishop Streets. The building shook
so much that some planks were dislodged
and one of them struck him on the head
Inflicting a severe Injury, lie was taken
to the general hospital In the ambulance.
Dispatches show that tho shock was distinctly felt to a greater or loss extent at
many places. At St. Johns a heavy
shock occurred at 11.48, lasting several
Quebeo, Nov. 27.���It is reported from
the customs offices that a light shock of
earthquake was folt here this morning
at 11.42.
Toronto, Nov. 27.���ProfessorCarpmaol,
of the moteorlogical service, says that no
Indications of the earthquako have been
observed here.
Ottawa, Nov. 27.���At ono minute to
12 the city electrician, Mr. McDonald,
whilo in the City Hall tower, noticed a
slight shock of earthquake, so slight,
however, that he was doubtful about it,
but found it confirmed in the othor service departments. At the geological
survey offices in the lower town, the
shock was most perceptible, and was
generally felt. But fow peoplo in tho
city noted the occurrence.
Pittsburg, N.Y., Nov. 27.���A shock
of earthquako was felt here at 10.30 this
morning. The vibration lasted fully ten
seconds and was very strong, causing
heavy buildings to tremblo. No damage
was done.
Whitehall, N.Y., Nov. 27.���The towns
of Rouse's Point, Plattsburg, Au Sable
Forks, Keesvillo, Peru, Port Henry and
Ticondoroga all report that they felt an
earthquake lasting from fivo to ten
seconds, commencing at 11.45 this morning. No damage is roported. At Kees-
villo the clerks left Proscott's furniture
store, fearing tho building would fall.
Similar reports como from tho small
towns on tho west side of Lake Champ-
laiii. Throughout these towns the windows and crockery rattled for several
seconds. Reports show that tho shock
was generally felt in Washington county
and the Champlain Valley.
Barre, Vt��� Nov. 27.���The inhabitants
of this city were startled this noon by a
rumbling sound, which at first appeared
to be the sound of a moving train, but
upon investigation it appears to havo
been an earthquake. Buildings shook,
dishes rattled and doors flew open in ali
directions. Reports show that the shock
was felt in all parts of the Green Mountain state.
The McGreevy���Connolly Conspiracy Case.
Ottawa, Nov. 22.���Tho jury came Into
court this morning and returned a verdict of guilty against both Nicholas K.
Connolly and Thomas McGreevy. They
were sentenced to-day by Mr. Justice
Rose to ono year in Ottawa jail for conspiring to rob the Dominion Treasury.
The judge refused to accept any ball.
In passing sentence after referring to
the fact that he agreed with the verdict
of the jnry, Mr. Justice Rose said: "Tho
offence is one which affects many, it Is
against public policy, against good government and cannot bo passed over. Yet
I have no desire and shall not yield to
any cry for a severe punishment being
visited upon single offenders, as vengeance In a community which ought; to
be administered towards many. I will,
however, do that which I think ought
to satisfy the administration of justico.
One of you in losing your position in
public life has already suffered; the other
having t, position of trust in the community has also suffered. In ordinary
criminal cases the length of thesentenco
has to be considered. In regard to you,
no matter what sentence I pass, it will
be a sovero one, one day would be the
same as a full term. I have thought
that I would administer justico and if
you suffored loss personal annoyanco, so
that while the community may know
that offences of this kind will not go
unpunished, thero may be no fooling of
undue sympathy for you, The sentence
Is that you bo confined In jail here for
ono year without hard labor.
The case has beon resorvod and Mr.
Blake will appeal to Toronto as soon as
it is possiblo to do so
Derelicts at Sea.
London, Nov. 27.���Tho question of tbe
removal of derelicts In the Atlantlcocoan
was again called to tho attention of the
House of Commons to-day, by Mr. John
MacDona, (Progrosslvo Consorvatlvo),
member for tho Rothcrhltho division of
Southwark. Mr. MacDona has travelod
extensively by sea and knows tho danger
derelicts are to navigation, and ho Is of
tho opinion that a warship should bo
dispatched to search for and destroy
these obstructions. In reply to Mr.
MacDona's question, Sir U. Kay-Shuttle-
worth, secretary to the Admiralty, said
that the danger from derelicts was exaggerated. The Admiralty could not
undertake to scour the high seas for
everv vessel that was abandoned. "But,"
.Mr. MacDona asked, "are not measures
being taken by tho United States to
protect vessels? Cannot Great Britain
act m concert with that country in removing these obstructions?" Tho Admiralty Secretary replied that he had no
official information whatever as to what
was being dono by tho United States.
New goods arriving daily at
Don't place your orders before
seeing our Stock.
Opposite Masonic Block,
To Establish and Open Up
certain Roads in the District
of Coquitlam.
WI1EREAS It is necessary to make and
open up certain now roads within tho
District of Coquitlam ;
Bo it enacted therefore by the Reeve and
Council of tho Corporation of the District of
Ooquitlam as follows :
That from and after tho passage of this
By-law thu Council pursuant to the Municipal Act 1893 enter upon, expropriate, break
up and use for roads and highways tho lands
more particularly described hereinafter, the
same being within tho jurisdiction of the
Council, viz.:
Road No, /���Lying, situate and being on
Lot 281, Group i. New Westminster District, and moro particularly described as
follows ;
Beginning at the eastern end of Uoad No. 6
OS described In the Coquitlam Road By-law
of IMBi. thence running In a north-easterly
direction along tho north-westerly boundary
of proposed dyke reservation to tho Intersection with the Coast Meridian. Said do-
scribed lino to be ItHa foot from dyke reserve
and to bo tho coutro of a 33 ft, road.
Road No. 9���Lying, situate and being on
Sec. 5 and ti. Township 40, and Lots 460.404,
and 870, Township 3D, Now Westminster District. Moro particularly described as follows :
Beginning at a point on tho westerly bank
of tho Pitt Rlvor and on tho southern
boundary of tho N. E. hi of Soc. 5, Township
40, thenco due west to tho easterly bank of
the Coquitlam River ; thenco south-westerly
along said bank to tho Une between lots 380
and 404 ; thence south to the S. E. corner of
Lot 3K0 ; thenco west to the oast bank of the
Coquitlam Kivor.
Said road to be 33 feet wide and said described line to bo tho southern boundary of
said road from point of commencement to
the S. E. corner of Lot 479, thonce to terminal
point said describod lino to be tho centre of
Road No, 3���Lying, situate and being on
Lot 112, Group 1, New Westminster District.
More particularly described as follows :
Beginning at the N. W. corner of Lot 112.
Group l, Now Westminster District; thence
south along the west boundary of said Lot
112 to the intersection witli the Pipo Line;
thence west along pipo line 18 ch. 33 links ;
thence west 8Qo South 13 oh. 4a links to Pitt
River Road. Said described line to bo the
centre of a 06 ft, road.
Road No. 4���Lying, situate and being on
Lots 300, 305. 301, 303, 302, 301, 374 and 378,
Group 1, New Westminster District. More
particularly described as follows :
Beginning whero the Austin road leaves
tho western boundary of Lot No, 865 ; thence
North to the South-west corner of Lot 308;
thence East to the South-east corner of Lot
371; thenco North to tho S. W, corner of Lot
372 ; thenco East to N. E. corner of Lot 378.
Said described lino to be the centre of aOO
ft. road.
Road No. 5���Lying, situate and being in
Sec. 8, Township 40, Now Westminster District, and more particularly describod as
follows :
Beginning at a point on the north bank of
North Pitt Meadows slough, where the east
boundary of Section 8 intersects it; thence
North along said oast boundary to the N. E.
corner of said Section 8 for a distance of 33
oh.; thence North 7�� East 11 eh. to intersection of Road No. 2 in Ooquitlam Road By-law
Said described line to bo the centre of a
60 ft. road.
Road No. 0���Lying, situate and being on
Lots 403 and 464, Group 1, Now Westminster
District, and more particularly described as
Beginning at a point where the produced
eastern boundary of Lot No. 379, Group 1,
New Westminster District, intersects the
New Westminster and Pitt River Road;
thenco North along said bearing of the eastern boundary of said Lot 379 to the S. E. corner of said Lot 379 ; thence in a North-easterly direction through Lots 403 and 464 to the
North boundary of said Lot 404.
Said describod line to be the centre of a
33 ft. road.
Road No. 7���Lying, situate and being on
Lots No. 464, 379 and 380, Group 1, New Westminster District, and moro particularly described as follows:
Beginning at the point where Road No. 6
of this By-law intersects tho southern
boundary of said Lot 464, Group 1, New
Westminster District; tbence North-westerly to the point where tho Southern boundary
of Lot 380, Group 1, New Westminster District, meets tho Eastern bank of the Coquitlam River ; thonce West along said Southern
boundary of Lot 380 to a point 10!4 ft. from
the Northerly boundary of the O. P. Railroad ; thonce westerly parallel with said
Northorly boundary of C. P. R. to the western boundary of said Lot 380.
Said described lino to bo the centre of a
33 ft. road.
This By-law shall take effect on the first
day of January, 1894.
This By-law may bo cited us the Coquitlam
Road By-law 1893.
Reconsidered and   finally   passed   and the
seal   of  tho   Corporation   attached
[L.S.]  this Eleventh day of November, 1893.
O. M. C. Reeve.
Tho above is a true copy of a By-law passed by tho Municipal Council of tho District
of Coquitlam on tho 11th day of November,
1K1K1 A. 1)., and all persons are lioreby required to take notlco that any ono desirous
of applying to havo such By-law or any part
thereof quashed, must make his application
for that purpose to the Supreme Court
within ono month next aftor the publication
of this By-law In tho British Columbia Gazette, or he will bo too lato to be heard in
that belialf.
It. D. IUVINE. O. M. 0.
High   School  Entrance
The semi-annual examination ol applicants for entrance to a High School
will bo held in tho High School building,
Now Westminster, commencing at 9.15
a. m., on December 4th, 18!)3.
Candidates must be punctual.
Superintendent of Education.
Education Office, Victoria,
November 22nd, 1803. NEW   WESTMINSTER,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   DEC.   2,  1893.
Resolutions not tempered uttth Modesty.
From the Victoria Colonist.
The answer of the Government to the
resolutions passod at the conference of
labor union delegates held in Victoria on
Saturday, was presented on Tuesday
evening to Messrs. Geo. Gagen, of Vancouvor, and Thos. Howell, of Victoria,
who had been appointed to receivo it.
These two gentlemen and Hon. Theodore
Davie and Hon. Jaa. Baker, the representatives of the Provincial Executive,
met at 7.30 o'clock at the oflice of the
Deputy Commissioner of the Labor Bureau, Mr. A. B. Gray, who was also present. Representatives of the press wero
tn attendance.
Hon. Mr. Davie,before proceeding with
the special business of the evening, referred to a question which had arisen at
���! the meeting of delegates on Saturday
'' evening, preliminary to any business
being proceeded with. The question was
as to the admission of newspaper reporters. He had himself favored their exclusion, but complying with the desire
expressed by several of the delegates,
messengers had beon sent to summon the
representatives of the two daily papers
in the city, and at tho conclusion of Col.
Baker's opening address ho (Mr. Davie)
had so informed the meeting, and by
this time the Colonist reporter had already arrived, but not tho Times reporter.
An adjournment was then had for an
hour, during which time the members of
the Government withdrew to enable tho
delegates to consult, and it was expected
that upon re-assembling both reporters
would be present, a district telegraph
messengor being despatched to limit up
the Times reporter, who, one of the delegates thought, was to be found at tho
Upon re-assembling, it was announced
that the messenger was unable to find tho
Times reporter, and tho question then
arose whether the reporter of tho other
paper.who was still In attendance, should
be admitted In tho absence of the Times.
The question was put to the meotlng.and
it was unanimously decided to havo no
reporter, since they could not have both,
and the delegates then handed in their
resolutions, and discussion ensued thereon.
Hon. Mr. Davio, addressing the delegates, asked them If the facts were not
as he had put them?
Messrs. Gagen and Howell both replied
in the affirmative.
The Premier then proceeded to read
| the reply of the Executive, a copy of
which was presented to each of tho delegates.   It was as follows:
"The Executive Council has taken Into
consideration the following resolutions
passed by delegates from the greater
number of trades unions in the Province,
who assembled at the Bonrd of Trade
rooms, Victoria, on Saturday, the 25th
inst., in response to an invitation from
the Government, for the purpose of
affording information which might be
useful to the cause of labor in carrying
out the provisions of 'An Act to provide
for the establishment of a Bureau of
Labor Statistics and also of Councils of
Conciliation and of Arbitration for tho
settlement of industrial disputes.'
"1. That tho delegates of organized
labor assembled strongly urge upon the
Government the advisability of working
the Department of Labor Statistics by
servants from the ranks of organized
"2. That organized labor demand of
the Government the privllego of appointing officers for tho Bureau of Labor
"3. That organized labor demand of
the Government the privilege of nominating men to fill the offices in the Bureau
of Labor Statistics, and the Government
make the appointments from among the
men so nominated.
"4. That organized labor give no Information to the Department of Labor Statistics unless such organized labor Is fully
represented in each department.
"5. That this meeting of delegates endorse the principle of compulsory arbitration and that the Government be
urged to incorporate said principle in
the Act at the next session of the Legislature.
"6. That the opinion of this meeting
is that alien labor should bo prohibited
from all Government contracts let In the
"7. That wo ask the Government to
insert a clause in all contracts let by them
to the effect that all the trades rules tn
the locality In which contracts are let be
"Theso resolutions wero presented to
the Government as an ultimatum on tho
part of the Trades Unions, and tho
Executive Council replies to them as
"Tho Act to provide for the establishment of a Bureau of Labor Statistics and
also of Councils of Conciliation and of
Arbitration for the settlement of industrial disputes was introduced by the
Government, in consequence of the
strained relations between capital and
labor and the disastrous strikes which
too often resulted therefrom, and which
were productive of the greatest hardships and evils, both to employees, to
employers and to society at large. The
Government was encouraged to Introduce
such an Act bv the experience which had
been obtained from the working of similar acts which have beon enacted In
many other countries in the civilized
world and which in every caso have been
productive of more cordial relations between employer and employed, and
which met with such strenuous support
both from organized and unorganized
labor as woll as from all sections of
"In order to carry out the provisions
of tho aforesaid Act to the best advantage of all persons concerned, the Government desired to place Itself In direct
communication with organised as well as
unorganized labor, mid for that purpose!
sent Mr. Gray, the deputy commissioner
of labor statistics, to tho four cities to
Interview In the lirst Instance tho representatives of various trades unions with
a view of obtaining Information and of
arranging for a representative meeting
at Victoria of delegates from the trades
unions in order to discuss the matter
more In detail.
"Mr Gray was met with cordiality In
every city, and at first a strong disposition was shown by the representatives of
trades unions to afford every Information
possiblo and to assist In carrying out tho
objects of tho Act.
"But for some unexplained reason a
sudden change occurred, and the Labor
Council of Victoria refused to assist In
giving statistics of labor unless a trades
union man was appointed on tho staff of
tho Bureau.
"At tho meeting of the delegates from
the trades unions with the Executive
Council, ou the 25th inst., the latter intimated to the former that a position on
tho staff of the Bureau was vacant and
that it was willing to fill the vacancy
frm the ranks of labor. Tho Executive
Council then retired for an hour in ordor
to enable the delegates to consult among
themselves. On tho return of the Ex-
cutivo Council to the meeting the aforesaid resolutions were presented it.
"In reply to the first three resolutions:
"1. That the delegates of organized
labor assembled strongly urge upon the
Government the advisability of working
the Department of ;Labor Statistics by
servants from the ranks of organized
"2. That organized labor demand of
the Government the privilege of nominating men to fill the offices in tho Bureau
of Labor Statistics, and the Government
make tho appointments from among tho
men so nominated;
"Tho Government most emphatically
declines to entertain them. It does so
because thev are at variance with tho
first principles of justice. There aro in
the case four parties concerned, organized labor, unorganized labor, employers of
labor, and society at large, but these
threo resolutions demand that the whole
power shall be vested in one out of theso
four sections of society. They ignore
tho rights of all other citizens to an
adequate representation of their interests, they scout the privileges of that
large and important element in society,
unorganized labor, and the demand Is so
despotic in its inception that the Executive Council could not for a moment
entertain It.
"The fourth resolution states:
"That organized labor give no information to the Department of Labor Statistics unless such organized labor is
fully represented in said department.
"Tho Executive Council, strongly sympathising with the cause of labor,rcgrets
that the delegates from tho Trades
Unions should havo taken up a position
so detrimental to tho best interests of
labor generally as the passing of the
afore-mentioned selfish resolution.
"Resolution fifth:
"5. That this meeting of delegates
endorse the principle of compulsory
arbitration, aud that tho Government
be urged to incorporate said principle in
the Act at the next session of the Legislature.
"The Executive Council considers that
there is much to recommend tn Resolution 5, and will givo it duo consideration.
"Resolution sixth:
"0. That the opinion of this meeting Is
that alien labor should be prohibited
from all Government contracts let in the
"This subject had already occupied
tho serious attention of the Government
and is being carefully examined in all its
"Resolution sevenths
"7. That we ask the Government to insert a clause in ail contracts let by them
to tho effect that that all the trades rules
in tho locality in which contracts are lot
be observed.
"This resolution has already been
negatived by tho Legislature and rightly
so, because it would be unjust that labor
should bo shackled In its freedom for obtaining employment.
"Tho Executive Council was anxious,
in the lirst instance, to meet the delegates from tho trades unions���as representing an important section of tho
workingmen���in a friendly spirit, and in
the hope that their cordial co-operation
in the interests of labor might bo obtained, but the Executive Council deeply
regrets that tho delegates should have
been so ill-advised as to take up such a
dictatorial position, and to make such
despotic demands, that it would be impossible for this or any other Government
to acceed to them without striking at
the root of that freedom which is, and
should be the pride of all Anglo-Saxon
speaking people."
Mr. Gagen, when the reply as above
had been read, said he wished to repeat
tho objection raised on Saturday night,
that the resolutions passed by the delegates should not be made public without
the arguments advanced in thoir behalf,
as he did not think that they would
otherwise appear in the proper light.
Hon. Mr. Davio replied that the resolutions spoke for themselves. It was a
mere accident that the press happened
not to be present on Saturday, and he
could not think that the publication of
the resolutions now, together with the
reply of the Executive, would in anyway
put the matter in a false light.
Hon. Col. Baker considered that the
publication of what was said by the delegates at tho time of handing In the resolutions, would haveputthe resolutions
in a worse light, If anything.
Mr. llowell thought that the motion
passed on Saturday night against the
publication of the resolutions still held
good; that ho had then beon of thoso
who advocated the exel usion of the press,
and that it was hardly fair that tho resolutions should be made public without
the arguments.
The Ministers having further expressed themselves to tho effect that the
resolutions were not likely to bo misunderstood, the proceedings terminated.
Game Protection Society.
The Delta Gun Club havo organised
themselves Into a game and wild fowl
protective society, Including In their
membership list nearly every ownor ot
border land in the Delta, besides several
residents of Vancouver and Westralnstor
who aro not land owners but only sportsmen. Tho objects of tho society aro to
prevent tho wholesalo slaughter of duck
by pot-hunters and market shooters with
duck cannon and other Illegal moans of
killing, and to Introduce into British
Columbia, varieties of foreign game
which seem to thrive In this climate. It
Is proposed to try next tho Eastern-Canadian quail, the "Bobwhtte," and also
the wild turkey. Many varlotles of
quail, especially those natural to tho
California!! soil, and several kinds of
pheasants havo been bred with marked
success both in Oregon, Washington and
Vancovver Island, and there seems no
reason to doubt that there are a number !
of other varieties which will do equally |
well. It Is a matter of fact that unless
protective societies, whose members In-
tond to look after the game are organised, tho natural preserves of this Province aro doomed to depletion. The duck
grounds of tho Delta and Sumas Prairie
by reason of illegal means of killing
havo already boen rendered almost barren
of birds.
The Brazilian Revolution.
London, Nov. 23.���A Times despatch
dated Rio Janeiro, November 19th, says:
"There is heavy artillery fire daily.
Many shots struck Vellogagno and Fort
Lage, which were much damaged. Last
Saturday an officer and 17 men were
killed in the latter by the bursting of a
shell. The heavy gun at San Joas has
been dismounted. The fire from the
machine guns now makes parts of the
the city dangerous. Many casualties
occur in the streets. Diplomatists here
consider it impossible to take further
steps for the protection of the lives and
property of the foreigners. The commanders of tho foreign warships hero
concur that Admiral Mello is inclined to
bombard the city after giving 48 hours'
notice. The general feeling of foreign
residents here favor letting both sides
proceed without Interference. Admiral
Gama confirms tho statement that Admiral Mello intended to wait until the
ond of the revolution and then take a'
vote of the country on restoring the
Later.���The reports of insurgent successes are confirmed. Thoy havo captured Port Lage and are making progress
in the north. President Piexoto is making every preparation foi tho defence of
the city and declares that ho intends to
light to the last. Ho expects to gain a
victory when his ships arrive. Tho
financial position of the Government is
difficulty, as tho treasury is empty. The
declaration that Pernambucoisin a stato
of seige, shows the spread of the rebel
Rio do Janeiro, No. 24.���The ironclad,
Javary,rebel ship, carrying their heaviest
artillery, was sunk this afternoon in the
port by tho loyal fort San Joan(St. John).
The northern column of the army which
operates In Santa Catarina under command of Genoral Argollo, destroyed the
rebel forces, which lost their gun carriages, munitions and horses, leaving
many doad and wounded.
Buenos Ayres, Nov. 24.���News from
Rio de Janeiro Is that President Peixoto
will cable to PresldentCleveland requesting that nothing bo dono by tho American Government prejudicial to the rank
or commission of Admiral Stanton, as it
is belleyed by the Brazilian Government
that no discourtesy toward it was intended by Admiral Stanton when ho
saluted the rebel admiral.
Montevideo, Nov. 24.���Advices received from Rio de Janeiro are to tho effect
that the proclamation issued a few
mouths ago by tho foreign ministers in
that country forbidding the bombardment of Rio has been withdrawn. Foreign residents hero were alarmed at the
prospect of serious disorders on Sunday,
when the Legislative elections will be
held. Somo persons predict that restriction on independent opinion at the elections by the government so as to secure
the success of official candidates, will
causo revolution. Foreigners living here
are uneasy, as thero aro no gunboats in
port for their protection.
New York, Nov. 24.���Tho British ship
Delcomon arrived from Rio to-day. She
reports that whilo aground on a mud
bank under cross fire between Admiral
Mello's ship and Piexoto's forts, tho vessel was struck amidships by a bullet
from a rapid-firing gun. There was no
serious damage.
The Brazilian flag will bo unfurled
from the masthead of tho old Britannia
and the vessel re-christened America
with appropriate ceremonies. The work
of transforming her into a warship is
nearly complete The guns are on board
and tho torpedoes placed.
Edmund Guerin, who says he is a Montreal barrister, and Francis E. Devlin,
both of whom claim to be friends of Admiral Mello, are making efforts to have
tho departure of the new Brazilian cruiser
from this port stopped. They made application to District-Attorney Mitchell to
assist them in holding tho ship, but he
declined to do so. They persisted that
the neutrality laws were being violated
by the fitting of such ships as the Nlc-
theroy, America and Destroyor. They
addressed a despatch to President Cleveland yesterday on behalf of Admiral
Mello and the insurgent party of the
Republic of Brazil, protesting against
such  open  violation of  the neutrality
Washington, D.C., Nov. 24.���No action
was taken by the President on the application of Messrs. Guerin and Devlin,
acting in Admiral Mello's Interest, to
have the government stop further recruiting in this country for the Brazilian
navy. It is difficult to see how tho government can take any action in tho
matter as it now stands.
Toronto, Nov. 24.���Georgo Herbert
Stokos, an insane New York barrister,
who tried recently to got the Attorney-
General to cash a dratt on Queen Victoria for ��20,000, has boon committod to
the asylum upon the order of the County
Importers   of  Hardware,
Paints, Oils and Window
Glass,   Lime,    Cement,
Leather   and   Rubber
Belting,     Crockery,
Lamps and Glassware.
Montreal, Nov. 24.���Firo to-day destroyed Holland Bros., wholesalo furniture store on St. Paul streot; loss,860,000;
Insuranco, $30,000.
The above steamer makos rogular trips
between Westminster aud Langloy, taking Parson's Channel ard thus calling
regularly at llembrough's brick yard,
Port Kelts and all other intermediate
points. Parties anxious to roach Cloverdale and other points in Surrey, and who
miss the train, will often find this boat
Leaves Westmlnstor every day at 3 p. m.
except Saturday, whon she leaves at
2 p. m.
Loaves Langloy ovory day at 9 a. m. ex-
copt Fridays, when sho loaves at 8
a. m. for Wostmlnstor markot.
Extra trip on Saturdays, leaving Langloy at 5 p. in.
No trips on Sundays.
To define what shall be deemed
a lawful fence within the
boundaries of the District.
'IMIE Ruevo and Council of the District of
i Coquitlum in Council assembled enacts
as follows:
(1.) A wire fence to constitute a legal fence
must have a top rail and three wires. The
top rail must not bo less than three inches
In diameter at tlie small end, and cither
spiked with six-inch spikes, or one Inch thick
trunnels, or tlie top rail may bo composed of
lxli inch boards securely nailed to side of
posts within two inches of top of posts. Tho
posts must not be less than four inches In
diameter at tlie small end, and bo sunk not
less than two and one half feet into the
ground. The fence to be not less than four
feet nine Inches from the ground to tho top
of tho top rail. The posts to be not over ten
feet apart, the first wire to be one foot from
the ground, tho second two foot from the
ground, and the third wire half-way between
the second wire, and the top rail.
(2) For a board fence the posts shall be
four feet nine inches long from tlie surface
of the ground, and sunk two and one-half
feet in the ground, and to lie not more than
ten feot apart; the boards to bo securely
nailed to tho faco of tho posts, witli not loss
than K penny nails; the boards to bo what is
termed in mills as inch lumber, not less than
six Inches wide, and distribution of boards
to conform with the Prov. Statutes regarding fences. Tlie posts to bo not less than
four Inches diameter.
[,ii For a picket fence tho posts shall bo
four feet high above the ground, sunk two
and one-half feet into the ground, and not
more than ton feet apart. Tlie pickets must
not be less than three-quarters of an inch
thick, aud four feet nine inches long from
the ground, and to bo either sunk six inches
Into tlie ground or securely nailed to two
rails, one rail on top of post, and the other
ono foot from ground.
(4) A picket fence without posts shall consist of pickets of not less than threo inches
in diameter at the small end, and sunk into
tho ground not less than two feet, aud not
moro than three inches apart, and to stand
four feet nine inches from tho surface of the
ground, and 1x8 or lxti inch boards nailed
within six Inches of tho top of pickets with
not loss than S penny nails.
(5) All snake or crooked fences to be
deemed a lawful fence shall bo six rails (not
less than four inches at small end) high aud
the rails are not to be ovor six Inches apart
staked and ridered, either centre staked or
corner staked, and tho stakes are not to bo
less than two inches in diameter at the top
end, and driven or sunk in the ground not
less than nino inches. The rider must not he
less than threo Inches in diameter at the top
ond, and not more than twenty Inches from
top rail, tho worm to bo laid tor twelve foot
rails must not bo over sixteen feet from iirst
corner to second corner,
{(11 A double post fence straight must be
made wi th posts not less than lour feet nine
high, and sunk In the ground two feet six
inches and securely fastened at top of posts
either with slats nailed across or tied with
wire, and tlie rails are not to be more than
six inches apart, and four feet nine inches
high from ground to top of rail.
(7) Chock and log fences shall be of tho
samo dimensions as snake fences only without stakes and rider; but the top log must
be securely spiked or trunnoled with not less
than inch thick trunnels.
This By-Law shall take effect on the iirst
day of January, 1894.
This By-Law may be cited as tho Coquitlam
Fence By-Law, 1893,
Reconsidered and finally passed and tho
seal of tho Corporation attached this
[l.s.]   Eleventh day of November, 1803,
C. M. C,
The ubove Is a true copy of a By-Law
passsd by the Mulclpal Council of tlie District of Ooquitlam on the 11th day of Nov.,
A.D., 1803, and all persons are hereby required
to take notice that anyone desirous of applying to have such By-Law ir any part thereof
quashed, must make his application for that
purpose to tho Supreme Oourt within ono
month next after tho publication of this
By-Law in tho British Columbia Gazette,
or ho will bo too late to bo heard in that
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His  primary  thought was,   "I  had
meant to make this woman my wife," l
and he was conscious only of a culinin- i
ation of damning evidence against her.   j
For some moments, that seemed an
age to both, he stood silently confronting
her.   She  hesitated to speak,   for her
thoughts were bewildered. She was con-
scions of occupying a false position, but i
knew not how to rectify it with a duo
regard for her sister's secret. She awaited his expected interrogation, and strove
to prepare answers* that might satisfy
him  and   yet  evado  the unspeakable
truth.   And Willmore, distracted by tlie
indefiniteness of his  attitude towards
her, paused to find words that could fitly
and yet temperately express Ma indignation, distress and uuuunut, aud lo
frame such an indictment against her as
he might be justly entitled to make.
And aa they stood justly facing each
don't see me, wait there out of sight until I come. Wire me if I am to expect
you. You dear little rascal! I knew
you would havo to give in at last.���Your
loving Ralph."
"Yes, yes," she muttered, as she refolded the letter, "I am right. This is the
station���the down platform���the westward end of it; but the time?" She looked again: the 10 was indistinct; what
she had mistaken for a naught might be
a 1. Yes, it was 11.80 he had meant,
and she had over an hour to wait. ' '0
Ralph, my love," she murmured, "do
not keep me long! How 1 suffer, and
how wicked lam in my love for you!
down in speechless horror, and beheld
her lover's face staring up at her with
glazing eyes in the path of the moonbeam. While yet she gazed from her
dark corner of the alcove, there came
creeping ghoul-like towards the body the
form of the assassin. Slowly and deliberately he felt for the weapon that he
had buried in the heart of Ralph Kestrel.
He clutched it, withdrew it from the
wound, and carefully wiped it upon the
dead man's cape.
Then he rose, and for the first time
raised his eyes from the corpse. Ha!
He started violently and flung down the
knife.   There stood in the full flood of
Your coming must atone for much, for   *{"* moonlight an accusing angel taking
I have known nothing but misery since   the likeness of Laura Kingdon
What would Laura say
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other in the summer-house, soft strains
of melody floated forth upon the night
air and mingled with the rustling of a
Wave of wind that rocked the trees and
bushes of the garden; and the voice of
Muriel O'Connor pealed out like the lure
of a siren.
"Your friend is in the drawing-room,"
was all that Laura Kingdon found words
to say.
I Lord Willmore said nothing, bnt
isimply lowering his eyes from her face,
turned and left her.
Slowly pacing towards the open window, he lingered without until the
music ceased. A dread of the influences
about him gathered around his heart,
and he felt a strange anxiety to fly from
the spell of that song, the oppression of
those deepening shadows, the mystery of
whispering branches, and, above all, the
peril of that unmasked loveliness keeping guard in the bower yonder over the
silent witnesses of her shame.
As soon as Willmore had entered the
houso, Laura Kingdon, with her sister's
letters tightly clutched in both her
hands, left the arbor, and sped directly
to a side-door, by which she gained her
own room, There she hastily changed
her dinner-dress for a simple gown and
cloak, and throw into a travelling-bag
tho articles she would require during a
short absence. To Lord Willmore she
hardly gave a thought. Her mind was
absorbed by fears of her sister. Of Ralph
Kestrel she no longer had any apprehension. The �� vidence in her hands went
far to show that he had been a neglectful rather tl tan a too ardent lover. The
danger lay v /ith Dorothy herself. Morbid
with lonelia ess, her reason distorted by
the constant" perusal of cheap fiction,
that had prod uced in her a weedy growth
of seutiinentrt 1 fancy, there was every
probability ol' her taking some insane
and irretrieval >le leap in the dark. At
the best, the pi ace and joy of honest Ben
Dundas waa g rievously menaced, and
the good work c f preserving the happi- ,
ness of Dorothy, and her husband eclipsed
in its important ��� and urgency all Laura's
personal affairs.
She resolved to confide some part of
her apprehension! i to Muriel in explanation of her abrapt departure, and was
deliberating how she could apuroach her
without again encountering the guests,
when she heard the last of them depart and Muriel herself enter the adjoining room and lock the door. Then
came that passion of sobs, audible
through the partition-wall, which aroused in Laura a deep sympathy and desire
to comfort her friend.  Never before had
I first met you.
to me now?"        _^
Sho crouched in the dark corner of tho
alcove, and scanned with tremulous impatience every person who came within
view. Bnt the moments paused, train
after train rushed noisily into tlie station
and glided silently out of it, and still no
lover came; and Dorothy Dundas, worn
out with many a sleepless night, fell unknowingly into a deep slumber. But
meantime the truant lover was drawing
nearer to his sin, and that sin's nemesis
hovered about him liko tbe shadow of a
Chuckling with satisfaction at having
diverted suspicion from himself by the
surrender of lettors that tended to exonerate him by their reproaches for coldness and neglect, ho made his way, on
leaving Muriel's house, directly to the
nearest tavern, where, after further
potations, ho endeavoured to cliango
Muriel's cheque. But tho crodit of the
house at tho corner waa not sufficiently
established to permit of this accommodation, and after further efforts in
the neighbourhood he set off in high
dudgeon for the rendezvous with Dorothy
Dundas. The alcohol with which he
had muddled his wits inflamed him very
unreasonably against his late benefactress. What was the use to him of this
cursed piece of paper? He wanted
money, and she had given him a cheque
which no one would cash.
She was a swindler, this Muriel O'Connor. It was plain "'hat people
thought of her. And she supposed she
could fool him, did she, with her rubbishing cheques? Not if hiB name was
Ralph Kestrel I He'd blow the whole
house of cards into the air, and his mode
of attack should be through this precious
politician whom she had been spooning
with at the piano. He would write to
Cecil Chester at once while he was in
the humour, and tell him a thing or two
which would make his next visit to
Muriel's house one of a very different
order from the last.
He only fully arrived at this determination whon the ticket-collector at the
gate had allowod him, not without some
scruples, on account of his evident intoxication, to stagger on to tlie station
platform. A number of passengers wero
assembled for the last train, and among
these a dark fiirure moved silently and
without attracting attention.
Kestrel had drifted to his rendezvous
by a sortof instinct which guides drunken men into the place of reason, but for
the moment he forgot what had brought
him there, his mind being exclusively
occupied with his scheme of revenge
against Muriel O'Connor.
He must write that letter���that letter
to Cecil Chester. It would be such a
lark, and serve out Muriel so jolly well
for her infernal meanness.
He gazed about stupidly for writing
implements, and it chanced that his eyes
fell upon an automatic machine for the
delivery of postcards and stationery,
with convenience for writing letters on
the spot. It seemed as if the devil had
answered his need. In a few minutes
the denunciation was wtitten and addressed to the Honourable Cecil Chester
at the House of Commons, and Kestrel
stood gazing about, him fox a pillar-box
or a messenger.
The latter he quickly found,    ,
thick set man, muffled tit * large scarf,
For a single instant superstitious awe
overcame him; but remembering the
situation which he, Muriel, and Chester
had surprised that evening, he quickly
concluded that this apparition must be
Laura herself, for the likeness between
the sisters was so great aa to deceive any
one in an uncertain light.
As ho realised this ho darted forward
savagely to seize her. There would be a
sure silence in her death, as in Kestrel's.
But, in his momentary hesitation, she
had seized and caught up the dagger
that had fallen at her feet, and, shrieking at him wildly, turned and fled liko a
mad thing along the dark platform towards theoxit-gate.
Should he follow her? The gate would
surely be closed, and she could not escape him. But thoso resounding cries,
shriek upon shriek, in the silent night,
must, if continued, raise the world, and
though ho might still them, ho would assuredly be arreBted and condemned for
both crimes!
So Dennis Donovan, with furtive
glances to right and left, slunk away into
the longjjark tunnel.
With her heart sinking under the most
painful misgivings, Laura Kingdon paced
to and fro upon the rongh stones of the
street before the door of her sister's seemingly deserted home. Now and again
she would tug desperately at the old bell
in the railings, and anxiously listen for
the tinkle within. Knocker there was
none, and the summons of the bell was
so feeble that a sound sleeper might
well be undisturbed by it.
L^ura clung to tho-hope that Dorothy
might be safe at home and in bed, all unconscious of a visitor. A policeman,
having passed her once upon his beat,
spoke to her when, returning, he found
her still trying to gain admittance.
"Don't they hear you, miss?" said this
friendly guardian of the night. "Gone
to bed. most like. Didn't expect you, I
dare say. No, I ain't seen no one go out.
Who is it lives 'ere? Dundas, eh? O,
yes, to be sure; I mind her. Widow
lady, ain't it? Married, eh? 0 yes; husband's a sailor���away on a voyage. Yes,
I've seed the party; she's a rare pretty
'un, too. And now I looks at you, miss,
she's the very image of yourself. I didn't
take much notice of yon as I was passing
before, 'cause I remember thinking it
were nothing unnatural to seo a you.ng
woman ju t your figurea-goin' into that
there houso. You see, I thought you
Wits her what lives here. Your sister, is
she? We'.', if you'll excuse me for saying it, it's a hit' late for 8Ucn IVS vou to be
a-hanging about i2 those parts. It's nigh
npon 'arf-past twelve, tllat lt is' Tlle
place is a bit quiet to-mVQt> but there's
a rough lot as gets about W sometimes.
Listen to that, now?"
Upon the Btillness of thesumme��"ni8n'
there suddenly  broke the clamotti" ol
voices in high dispute, and amidst oath/ |
and hubbub a woman's shriek for hel{
pierced to their ears again and again.
"That's the sort of thing I was just
a-speakin' of," said the constable calml)
and sagaciously, without moving a step,
in response to the appeal. Laura was
horrified. The disturbance was close
at hand, and the sounds seemed to indi-
A short, cate that some violent outrage wafl being
�� ���"���"*    committed.
with a rough cap pulled dotal over his
eyes, stood at Kestrel's elbow;'-.
"Here, my fine fell'r, take this to the
poserfish.poppetin,"saidKestrelh��Bkily;        . xom ��� m^ ma
and the man took the letter at once, and   phlegmatic officer
replied in an equally husky voice: go unless I gets the call from~mv"matft!
���11 *|ght, ."���"'"^a^a^a^al Lor' bless yer, wo gets this sort of thing;
O, can it be my sister?" cried La^**-
"O, go to them, go!   Hark, a woman  ��
crying 'Murder!' Why do you not gof'
'"Tain't my^ beat, miss," replied the
I've no business to
bursts of riot from neighbouring houses,
oaths, blasphemies, obscenities, terrifying cries of beaten women, that came in
with many a foul river odour at the
window, which she had opened for relief from the stale stifling atmosphere of
the tavern garret, Laura endured a waking nightmare. The repulsion she felt
for all that oppressed her senses would
alone have banished Bleep, but the additional burden of apprehension for her
sister, the agony of speculation upon
the cause of Dorothy's absence from
home, seemed to strike her heart and
brain with stabs of unendurable anguish.
One o'clock���half-past one���two! The
church clock struck, and struck again
after intervals of bitter weariness; but
still she crouched by the guttering candle,
her cheeks pale and wan, her eyes staring in a vague terror at the visions of
her fancy.
At last the morning broke, and in the
first pale gray light she crept down the
twisted, creaking stairs and let herself
out in the street.
Perfect silence reigned. Not a creature
was to be seen. The fresh morning air
pierced to her bones as she stole on tiptoe, Bpellbound by the weird stillness,
back to her sister's home.
As she stood once more before the
house, gazing up at its blind-drawn windows, wondering if after all Dorothy
wero there, and some diro tragedy had
hold her from responding to her sister's
call, the world seemed to rouse itself,
and onter upon its daily course of toil.
On the river came a snorting steam tug;
from the wharves Bounded tho rattle of
chains; footsteps clattered and carts
rumbled in all directions; a noisy rooster
crowed suddenly with all his might, as
if to summon every creature, great and
small, to a renewal of life and industry.
Laura Kingdon shrank from this reveille,
creeping like an outcast to the closed
door, and crouching there in bewilderment and misery. She laid her hand upon
the brasB handle, and unintentionally
turned it inits socket.
.The door yielded and fell open under
the pressure of her weight as she leaned
against it.
There was nothing to prevent her from
entering her sister's home���nothing but
an undefined dread of what she mighi
discover there.
No. 19 Shore Street the home of Dorothy Dundas, was a small, single-fronted
house, standing: alone upon the shelving
bank of the river.
Its basement was below the level of
the road, and its ground floor, consisting
of sitting-room and bed-room, correspondingly above it. Overhead, with a
small casement juttine out from the
rod tiled roof that beamed over the face
of the house, bright with its green shutters and white window-sills, were a garret and lumber cupboard.
Controlling with an effort the nervous
tremor that had seized upon her, Laura
Kingdon entered the dusky little hall
and opened the door of the parlour on
her left. All was in darknesB. She called
softly to her sister, but there was no reply.
Summoning her courage, she crossed
to the windows at the front and side of
the house, and drew up the blinds. Then
c'he glanced nervously over her shoulder
at the room, dreading���half expecting to
Bee_ -Bhe knew not what.
Bn/. in the dim light of daybreak all
seemed *n order: the faded green "rep"
chairs t.'e old horse hair sofa, the square
table wit.'1 ^s Say blue-and-white chess-
pattern covv1V-tl10 cabinet-shaped mahogany piano wit.''red silk front.tiie looking-
glass with itsb wrdgilt frame muffled in
vellow fly-netting; the glass shaded gilt
clL-<okandbright\ 'ne vases on the mantel
sheh'-aUwerefa Oelr Places looking
i r,t �����r���,..u   iL.   eyes took note of
innoce.it enough; hei ,',,. the coral
the stuffed fish, themoc eS the sea
the prints Ot marine art, WSSb*���*E
weed, and outer odds aaa ��� nv,ndB nt
distinguished the room asu. e aDoae M
a sailor. Nothing was distm
With her heart  beating a k. ^
Bhe went to the door that  ��Pen~
and knocked -   on "
. 'ittle
she known Muriel O'Connor to give way station. In the confusion Dennis Dono-
to grief like this. What could have hap- van stepped aside under a lamp, and tore
pened?   Could it possibly be jealousy of  open the letter Kestrel had given him
���   ��� t wui  u.coo ycr, wo gets tms sort of thing;
"That'll do for her, I think!" mutte*- here a dozen times every night.   Never1
eS Kestrel to himself as he walked un- do for iis to be a-leaving our beats when
steadily up tiie platform to keep his ap- folks cry Murder!' See, they're quieting'
pointment with Dorothy Dundas, which, ^�����k> JHuaa ��ii i~~ *l .���
now that he had got rid of his mental
incubusof revenge,   recurred   to him
The  last train  thundered into   the
That will go
and healthy in
tastes of old and young
around the hearth.
into the homes  of the  Province, clean, pure
and   with reading   matter
so as to be
to  suit the
delight to the circle
Subscribe for a Year, and
bring heme
earn how much pleasure
for $i.
Laura and Kestrel? The thought was
extravagant, but Laura, as a woman,
knew a woman's weaknesses,, and she remembered tho look upon Muriel's face
when Kestrel had been discovered surrendering Dorothy's letters. As we have
teen, Laura at once sought an interview
with hor friend, but, betyg repulsed and
time pressing, she left the house without
a true understanding having been arrived at between them.
As he read it his face assumed a fiendish
expression,, half gloating, with a savage
joy, half desperate and indignant, wholly
bloodthirsty. So preoccupied was he
with tho perusal of this clumsy scrawl
that he for r         '
charge, and ^^^^^^^^^^^^^	
gan to move off that it occurred to him
to join it, and follow Ralph Kestrel to
hi�� destination. He made a rush for the
nearest carriage, but was roughly thrust
down- nicely all by themselves, and' no'
great harm done, I'll be bound. Onljf
makes things wuss, the perlice interfering���too officious like. Yer just gets1
knocked about for yer pains, tad the
'specter think you're a busybody, and
the magistrate grumbles at the long'
charge-sheet, and wot's the good? However, this ain't quite the thing for the"
likes of you; some of these 'ere sailor'
chaps a bit screwed will be round this
way, and if they sees a pretty gal���beg-
aToment Tost sS offfi    &W?Z^ Z^^ �����^ I ***&
i it was only as the train S    Kurse^a SS^       UnPWnt*    ^ ��
Wo have followed her on her journey   ba^k,,!;?r1^l!t>.r?5,with apere7nptory
to her sister's home, nnd there we must
leavo hor now standing in the deserted
riverside street, gazing up in despair at
mo dark windows, ringing again and
again at the echoing bell, knocking evor
and anon upon tho door, that seemed
closed, like tho gate of a sepulchre,
against joy and peace and lovo for evermore
The house was deserted.
The Pacific Canadian,
When Dorothy Dundas alighted from
tho train that had brought her from
you Can | Wapping, olio stood for a moment gazing anxiously about, as if she had expected to find some one on the platform
waiting to receive her; but the train and
tho passengers passed away, and she remained, almost alone.
"Not here," she exclaimed with a
little gasp of distress. "Not here! Can
I have mistaken the station���or the
Sho retired into one of the dark alcoves
at the end of tho platform, where she
would bo unobserved, and drew a letter
from tho l>o6om of her dress.
A sharply defined ray of moonlight
fell across one-third of the alcove, and
Beating herself upon the bencli placed
there for tho convenience of waiting passengers, she- examined yet again tho
words which wero already carved so
doeply upon her brain and heart:
"Sweetest Dolly,���If you really
mean it t liis time, meet me at tho Maryle-
bone Station on the down platform���tho
Too late, sir!
And as he found himself left solitary
upon the platform, tie gnashed his teeth
with fury at the thought that for the
moment his prey had escaped him.
But stay! What was that distant
figure staggering in a broad moonbeam
that shot down through an opening in
tho roof of the station? Ralph Kestrel,
by all that was propitious! Ralph Kestrel, tarrying for hiB doom!
At that moment tho distant fignro disappeared in the shadow, and simultaneously all the Station lights woro turned
out, leaving Donovan in darkness,
The gates were being locked, and' ono
by one the weary porters went home to
Dennis Donovan stood listening until
the sounds faded away, nnd then, with
tho swift stealthy movemont of a panther, crept towards tho spot where he
had seen Kestrel disappear.
Y __Z
in tho gloomy shadows, and muttering
"Where's little sailor-girl? where's th'
sailor? Hero am I. Where are you?
Dorothy.' Dorothy, have you cheated me
again thistime? If y'have,I'll serve you's
I have Mury, see if I don't! I'll set your
ole husband at you, sen'him your letters
���deuced silly letters. Joli lark! Where
are you, Dolly?"
���ed out the last words so lustily
nil}', n.-iLcp in t'.ifi dark corner
uvo, opened her eyes with a.
her brain seemed stiil asleep,
"Can't you help to wake my sister or
servant? Mrs. Dundas has a servant
living with her here. Knock at the door
with your staff, please do! The bell is
not loud enough to rouse them "
The constable complied, and created
such a dm upon tho panels that the win
dows of neighbouring houses were
thrown up in quick succession, and
rough heads were thrust out in the
moonlight, and rough protests and interrogations were made all round.
Still no response from within
wildly, _^^___
into the bedroom, and knocked tn.
gently.   No answer came.   She risk >ne<1
intently for the breathing of asleep, ��r
i There was no sound but the throbbing'
of her own heart.   She tried the handle:
it yielded, and Bhe ventured to-push open
tha door.
All was in shadow here, but there was
n nfficient light to show Laura that it was
et ipty- Tbe bed was unoccupied. It
on, l not been slept upon that night.
\ /ith a gasp of dismay Laura hastily
thru w open the window that looked out
on tfl le river, and let in the first rosy glow
0f n e dawn. Not a sign of trouble
here i iave tne forsaken bed; every item
' humble furniture waB arranged
ireful neatness. Not a sign of
; wrong. Stay I what was that
' white upon the patchwork
ne? A letter! Laura took it
t, and red with a sickness at
"For Captain Dundas���only
n the handwriting of her
last three words were un-
of th��
with a,
gleam <*
for him,
sister.   Ths
der .lined.
The constable threw some mud ut> at
the windows, but still no sign of an in
habitant. m
A crowd of neighbours and   nfeht
wander,��� began to assemble, and Lanra
to her dismay, found herself in the midst I
of a very rosayouryand unprerxwesefag
���et of sympathisers, ready to pull the bell
out, hammer the door down,  or  break
the windows, at thn least encouragement
Laura desisted from attempting to tiain
admittance and begged the const,:bK?to
. ���T ����������� ^nyvaa[. resnectabilirl w'T'Tf "",'"! Hufii�����t - woros,  eignintam.. acnons,
res, he was there still, reeling about    3   / r,ZSm,ISi"For,llhor ������'tor forth* , long rowed her   poignant
tho gloomy shadows, and nmtteritu,    iJJS.+J^SBFv*she Y"$aoon ��o��nl. I Dnr.rfhv h��,l fiart Atfi a lo
modated with a low-roofed musty IfttJa
bedroom at the sign of The Diving Bell
a public house of uninviting aspoc"with
in two minutes' walk of Dorothy's house
ki2?_~"k?y*.fe no XeryK"ud-hnmeur I
"The tetter dro,
less hands; she1
sank dawn in lit
head uj on the wil
true, thiin���-all tha
that Bhe had fornee
sorted lur home, fbl
in tho very hour wha
ing with anticipation
od for joy of holding:
his embrase.    The era
ness of the ��ct Bhockedt
ably, for her 'esteem and
sister's husband was op��t>
And worse* in finitely*
act Itself appwtred the a
othy's unfaithfulness.    La>
doubt thut motive; sho aa*
ghastly clearness by tho V
knowledge ot her sister's un
actor, mid tho remembrance'
words, significant actions,. *
_^_i      ^^^^_^      m
Dorothy had tied with a loverv
letters which hud fallen into'
hands pointed to .tbeworthless'ai
oped from Laura's nerve-
burst into  tears,  and
r misery, bowing her
���dow-ledge.   It was all
I she had dreaded, all
n.   Dorothy had de-
���saken her husband
u he would be burn-
of the long-yearn-
hor once moro in
elty, tho wicked-
Laura unspoak-
iffoction for her
ily rooted,
orse. than the
lotive of Dor-
ira could not
temptibleRalph Kestrel as thep
of this treachery.    What could be
at. bfii'nirnrn������''���'i"i'��� '.~'��uw;uuBUBr i Had Laura come it1 time to save
hav nr.vi?rTJiwu eVlu,"lws, she.   home from ruin, her Ulster from lite
Si L? the t00��iache, re-    w����t��h��dn��
2?E2����2.78? ""Pidoii. and exact.
I it all with
ight  of her
table char-
of careless
���hieh had
and the
id con-
oi the a.
start, lm     ^^^^^^^^_- 	
She seemed to seo a short fierce Strug
glo  between  two men  in the  murk
westward end, whero thero are no lamps shadow which "lay just" beyond her"''(
-at 10.30 to-morrow night. I will try blow from flashing steel, and ono of them
to be there toineet your train, but, if you  fell headlong at her feet.   Sho looked
ed prepayment for the room,
Needless to say that Laura did not lie'
down to rest. Locking tho door, sho'
crouciieU upon a.obair close tn tho fiick-
eriiiii UiiuiB uf a.chu.".p candle, and waited tni'OUgh the long miserable hours for;
the dawn of a day which she feared:
would bring somo terrible disclosure,
Listening to the yellB of belated drunkards tumbling homeward, tho echoes of
wretchedness, and pen** BenjaminL
das from a broken b,?art? She fea
not. Thero was but uitmhope; Kost.
had r,eemed an unwillh i, sjiover; perhai
Dorothy had tied to him i vjpiinst his wist
in which caso he might r, *ihise to reoeivt
her; and in her despair si W might submit herself to Laura's per. suasions, and
return to her home in timo to receive her'
husband. Laura resolved to seek out
Kestrel at once. Sho would oonfide in
Muriel O'Connor, and Muriel   would as-
many, a street brawl   the   occasional, j eist her in this terrible junm *&���   But ����5
U, for some immediate clue to the whereabouts of tlie fugitive! Lnura shuddered at the thought of what evils might result from delay. The letter for "Captain
Dundas���only for him" she dared not
open. She would uot violate the sacred-
ness of a wife'B confession; nor was
there any likelihood of discovering in
such a letter any hint of what she wished to know.
She vainly sought for other indications
of Dorothy's destination. The house had
been most carefully stripped of all such
traces, if any such had ever existed.
Then it occurred to Laura that the woman who had lived with Dorothy as assistant and companion might be able to
tell Lor something. But where was she?
If in tlie house, why had she not responded to the night summons, and why had
the door been left unfastened after Dorothy had gone out? Had Dorothy departed without the knowledge of Susan
Pege? Or had they left the house together? To elucidate this mystery,
Laura climbed the dark stairway to the
servant's room.
Upon tho pallet-bed. in a shadowed
recess of the garret, a sleeper lay. Laura
could perceive the outline of the form
against the whitewashed wall by the
faint light that crept in at the distant
narrow window,
"Susan!" she called; "Susan, is that
The figure turned drowsily and relapsed into a heavy sleep. Laura went
across to the bed, and, stooping. laid her
hand heavily upon the woman's shoulder.
"Oct up!" she orled passionately, her
heart enragod by what she unreasonably
considered tho culpable negligence of
this guardian of her sister; "get up, I
say, you wicked, wicked wretch! Rouse
yourself! Come here and look me in the
As the woman half-rose from the bed,
Laura cautht her by the arm and dragged her with the resistless Btrength of
her indignation across the floor to the
window. Then turning upon her furiously, she cried:
"Where is my sister?"
The trembling creature fell cowering
at her feet, and, raising a stony, piteous
face to Laura's, amazed her with the
sight of���Dorothy herself!
A stony, piteous face, worn and wild
as that of a madwoman, peering upward
in   the  cold morning   light   through !
streams of soft brown hair.   Lauralook- j
ed upon ir with a throb of pity.    It was
like beholding hor own face in a cruel I
mirror that blasted all its beauty and its
youth. Sho saw herown blue eyes grown
faint and hit treless, wild with terror and
despair;  she saw her own lineaments l
grown old and hard, and livid with a '
deathly pallor.
Could this be the fresh young beauty,
���the playful coquette who had ne^er seemed to give the world one serious thought?
She raised her tenderly in her arms.
"Dorothy���sister! dearDorrie! What
has happened?"
The girl stared vacantly at her as if
she did not hear. Her lips moved, but
she uttered no sound. Her limbs were
rigid in Laura's strong embrace.
"Sister, for God's sake speak to met
You know me, dear, do you not?"
Slowly the wild eyes gathered their
vision into life and reason; the hand that
hung listlessly was raised until it touched Laura's cheek. Then came a change,
terrible and yet welcome in the painful
tension of the moment. Dorothy gave
a long, low, wailing cry, and fell upon
her sister's neck in a flood of violent
hysterical weeping.
Laura held her to her bosom for some
moments, wondering, dreading; then, as
the fit increased, became alarmed, and
strove to soothe her. She would have
placed the convulsed form again upon
the bed, but Dorothy shrank back from
it witli a shudder, and, slipping from her
sister's embrace, rushed through the
door and down the stairs to the parlour
below, where Laura, following, found
her prostrate upon the floor. And there
she lay, refusing all aid, all oomfort, her
sobs bursting forth as if her very heart
would weep itself away. Laura tried
all measures to compose her in vain:
now murmuring soft, sympathetic endearments, now chiding her for her
weakness, now imploring her to be calm,
and give some explanation of her distress.
Still Dorothy wept on, still she lay prone
upon the ground, her face buried on her
fair arms, over which her hair fell in
tangled masses.
At last Laura rose, and leaving her,
descended to tho kitchen, where sho
busied herself in the preparation of a restoring and consolatory cup of tea.
A feeling of angry impatience had succeeded to the anxiety and alarm which
had hitherto over -strained every nerve,
and the gentle Laura conversed quite
shrewishly with tho tea-caddy and the
kettle, the refractory fire and tho clattering cups and saucers.
"How can she go on so! Foolish, ungrateful girl! What is thore to cry for?
Has she no sense? Why can't she tell
me all about it, whatever it is? Of courso
it is that bad worthless fellow she is
breaking her heart over, because he
would not steal her from her husband,
ruin her, degrade her! 0, but ho was
good to spare her! I loathe him, but he
can't be utterly bad. But Dorrie, my
own sister, married to dear old Ben, to
care like that for another man than her
husband���such a cur, such a disgusting
brute, such a coarse, vulgar��� But no I
he gave me her letters, he would not encourage her; it is because of that she is
crying there now. I must not say a
word against him.
"God help her I How will she receive
poor Ben? O fool, fool, fool I O, Dorrie,
Dorrie! how could you?   What a dia-
zrace! What wickedness���what horrible
wickedness and shame! And I might
lave been too late to save her���I was too
.ate; 1 should have been if Ralph Kestrel
ind come here last night, as she of course
hoped he would come, But I am not too
.ate now. with God's help to make all
well. When she has recovered a little
1 will make her tell me all, and then I
will speak to her very, very seriously;
and when Ben comes home lie shall find
her at least reconciled to be a faithful
wife to him for the rest of her life."
Thus revolving her benevolent projects,
and devising means to carry them out
with the Bingle-mindedness of a Jesuit,
Laura got together alight breakfast, and
carried it up-stairsto the sitting-room.
Dorothy was no longer there. A momentary fear that she had left the house
was dispelled by discovering her in the
adjacent room, vaguely searching about
the bed for some object she seemed to
Laura shrewdly guessed that this object waa the letter addressed "Captain
Dundas���only for him," which lay safely
hidden in the pocket of Laura's dress;
but she said nothing, merely inviting
Dorothy to breakfast in the most com-
uioiipi.'ic. lone she could assume. Nor
did Dorothy make any reference to the
letter. Sho had become calm, and suffered herself to be clothed in a dreBsing-
gown, and led to the table.
But her manlier was strangely absent
and fitful. She ate nothing, but constantly gazed about the room, as if unable to associate her, surroundings with
circumstances vividly in her recollection.
Laura, w.itelling her quietly without
appearing to do so, begun to ontortu.j
fears for her sister's ronson, and for some
time endeavoured, without success, to
draw her into conversation.
Suddenly Dorothy startled her sister
with an abrupt question:
"Are you Laura, my sister?"
Laura replied with all tho calmnest
she could assume.
"Yes, dear; Laura, your sister T" Wh)
do you ask such a question?"
The other gazed at her a moment in
tently, and then pursued:
"And I am Dorothy? Are we eleep
ing, Laura?   Is it all a dream?"
Laura rose and went to her side.
"My darling, take my hand.    There
kiBS you; don't you feel my touch?"
"Wo are both awake?"
"Certainly we are."
"Then the other was a dream?"
"The other?"
"0, God be thanked, it must hove been
a dream!"
"Yes, yes," said Laura soothinglv
"You have had a bad dream. "I'm sure
of it.   I found you sleeping."
"Aud yot���and yet"���the wide blue
eyes wandered perplexedly���"avid yot ii
cannot have been all a dream; some par:
���perhaps the awful, awful parti 0, ii
it were! But listen; you shall judge,
you shall tell me. I���I cannot think.
My brain is burning. I am not mad, um
I I?"
"No, dear no. What iB the matter
1 with you? Why do you trembie no;
��� Come, rest beside me on the sofa here,
| and tell me all about this horrid dream."
"Tell me first���is there���do you know
j a man named Ralph Kestrel?"
Laura turned away and arranged the
I nu'uhinris on tne couch as she answeruu
��� vvliy, of course  I do!    What has
Ralph Kestrel to do with your dream?"
��� "Everything,   everything!   Is ho���is
he dead?"
"Dead? Ralph Kestrel dead? Win-
no. deal', no: of course riot. What un
absurd fancy!"
"Are you sure? are you sure?"
"T naw hini alive last night."
"Last nifjhtl"
"Yes. Itkfl night. I give you my word.
Don't you believe meT
"Vet. yes, I believe you. You saw
him yourself last night���alive?"
' 'Yes, dear, indeed I did."
"Then it must have been a dream���an
awful dream, sent by God as a warning
to me���a warning to keep me back from
"Ah, Dorrie my sister 1"
' 'Listen: I will tell you what I dreamt:
I will tell you. I dreamt that I loved
Ralph Kestrel���no, I did not dream that;
I did really love him. Do not interrupt
me, Lnura. This is what I dreamt; 1
thought I had planned with him to leave
my home���my husband's home���i. r
Ralph's siike, and go and pass the res: of
my life with him. I cannot tell you
what it was that mado me love him: ii
was a magic that he had about, him. 1
think, for sometimes he was kind nnd
then fco.:ie.times he was cruel���often
cruel. But I thought of him ahvays. 1
could not eat, nor sleep, nor rest; my
life seemed drawn to his.
"Well, my dream: yes, I thought that
I was to meet him at a railway-station,
on the platform underground. 1 went
there: yes, I did go. 0, it cannot, cannot be a dream!"
"But tins is what I saw���or dreamed
I saw���pray God I only dreamed tins!
On tho ground, at my feet, his head, his
pale face, the eyes half-closed and glazing over horribly! Only his head���no
more; the face turned upward���I saw
that; dead���dead, quite dead!"
The unhappy woman crouched down
shuddering, her whole form tremblm :
liko an aspen-leaf. Laura drew clone
to her side.
"My poor Dorrie, it was a dream; indeed it was. Think no more of it except
as a warning sent by Clod against too
temptation to wickedness. Forgot this
man. Put him uway out of your lifo for
ever. Never lot your good husband mis
pect that your thoughts havo been for a
moment unfaithful to him. He is coming home now, his heart full of love for
you. Make him happy. Be a true, loving, contented wife, and thank God who
has saved you from sin and his bitter
Laura Kingdon paused, and roso to
her feet.
She seemed to be listening to somo
distant sound.
"What do you hear?" osked Dorothy
anxiously, as she observed her.
Laura held up her hand for silence.
"Hush!" sho cried; then throwing
open the door of tho bedroom, "go in
there instantly. Wash the tear-stains
from your face. Lie down on the bed,
and calm yourself; sleep if you possibly
can. He must not see you until you aro
more composed. I will explain that y.iu
havo been ill.    He shall not suspect���"
Dorothy had started up in great agitation.
"Of whom are you speaking?"
"Hark!" oried her sister; "there
"Dorothy, ahoy!" came along, distant
hail from the river.
" Merciful heaven exclaimed Dorothy
"it is my husband!"
"Yes, replied Laura, waving her
handkerchief   from  the bay-window,
which, at the side of the house, com- i
manded a view of the down stream bend,
"itia Captain Dundas in his slap's boat.
They are palling him straight for tl ���;
landing-stairs with might and main. Lo
is standing up, waving his hat. frantically,
and urging the sailors on as if they were
rowing a race. He will be in the house
in five minutes. Quick! do as I told you,
and trust to me."
"One moment, sister!" cried Dorotlr-.
as Laura attempted to force her into the
bedroom; "there is one thing I did n, t
dream. A letterl 1 wrote a letter to
him���to Ben, my husband; I laid it hern
���here on the bed. Where is it? lie
must not have it now, and I cannot fin-
Laura was already tearing the letter
into a hundred fragments.
' 'Fear nothing, Dorrie dear. All that
is at an end.   Trust to me."
She flung the morselsof paper into the
kitchen fire as she hurried to the dom
opening on to tho river to greet���Captain Bedjamin Dundas.
From the door of the back kitchen i ���
6cullery some half-dozen stone stepB i
scended to a tiny garden made gay w,
a hollyhock,  a sunflower,   ami  a  IS.
marigolds, geraniums,  and cauterbur
bells.   At times in the winter a flood
tido  would   cover  this  little  plot  i
ground, leaving behind it an onensii
but   fertilizing mud,  which helped I
the sheltered southern aspect.  pro."tr., i
flowers of remnrlcablo size and beauty.
As Captain  Dundas   drew   near '���
little home ho thought that in all 1.
(.'..ui'U'TO of   the   world   which he hod
\     :ud never had he seen so inviting a
i   nt ns tliis qu.et nook on the  Wapping
j  rui'-sliore,    The neatness,  the sweet-
i "ns, ihe piottirH*iiiHi,i'S8 of t'i:it com-
1 ; mtion ol re.; nu ; white and green, the
ci   s smoking ohimney-pot above, the
gay fragments of flower-garden below,
I'm ft.vht of wooden steps���which he hud
i.uns it-minted  Navy blue by way of
variety of colour before ho went away,
and which seemed now to extend a welcome to him as  they  stretched down
irotu the garden to the  water's edge���
formed' a picture which, to the honest
Fiulor,   excelled for downright  beauty
the most glorious palace he had ever set
eyes on.    Nor would he have been so
veil satisfied to have an empress in "full
ri.' descend her marble Btaircase to re-
(������ ;ve him, ns this graceful girlish figure
1.,, t came tripping out of the scullery-
(ioor, across !:.e tiny garden,  and down
the cnimsy t: le-washed wooden steps.
He tho'.. ' it was his wife���tho sisters
bore a rem ii kableresemblance���and the
HOitihino, me.', a little mist of his own
uibiilling bunded him somewhat.
"Dolly, ahoyl" he roared out huskily
but huartily. "Hiili-hoi-hoi-hoi-ahoyl
'lucre's my wife, lads! There's my own
true little woman standing ready to hug
met God bl"ss her! Halloa, Dolly!
Lailo-ho-ho! Steady lads! Easy, now!
l'ort a little! That's so. Ship your oars!
here we are, home at last! Thank God
for it!"
The boat ran alongside, and Captain
Dundas, preoccupied with landing, and
with the sun and mist still in liis eyes-
more bo, in fact, than before���leaped on
to the biiiii's, and threw ids arm around
Laura with ultra-fraternal cordiality.
But even as he cuughtherin hiaembraoe
he saw thr-t it was uot Dorothy; and the
honest t*\ who had couleudi 1 with
their unw !ur the honour uf pu.ang tlie
Captain ham* to his "iul��sus," mid now
were taking their reward m h good stare,
unhindered by any false (uuioaov, were
taken aback by the sudden check to the
husband's transports. HhihikwI visibly
under his bronzed skin, and me gladness
died out of his face as he released Laura
almost brusquely, and stammered:
"Why, where's Dorothy?"
Laura hastened to reassure him Dorothy was it.'.^rs, fast asleep; she had
had a sle>, .���*�� night with a dreadful
toothache, r:-\ itfwi just "gone off." The
rest would C<i a��r (food, for hor health,
though not *.vlotjr>ly affected���vob. yes,
she was quite sure of that���had not been
strong of lato; Captain Dundn <h ad beon
so long uway; ho and Dorocny must
never be parted any more. Recovering
his joyful spirits, though subdued by
concern for his wife's delicate health and
the necessity to avoid awaking her, the
honest sailor gave Laura a hearty buss
r.11 to herself, and bade her go into the
house and fetch some liquor, in which
the Jacks might toast their Captain and
his lass. Then, under his direction, the
men brought up from the boat a number
of chests and packages���some strangely
heavy for their size, some very fragile,
all apparently precious���and deposited
them in the kitchen with the tenderness
of a mother and the hoiselessness of a
cut; for, Lord love you! wasn't these
things intended for the Captain's pretty
littlo "missus"? and she, blesR her bright
eyes! out of sorts and up-Btairs, trying
to got a wink o' sleep for once' in a way!
It was fully twenty minutes before the
boat departed to return to the ship.
Laura was thankful for the time thus
afforded Dorothy to prepare herself for
the kindly-meant deception.
She now. urged by Dundas, who burnt
with eagerneMi to tio��aid his wife, yet
would not for the vn va M-��k in selfishly upon her needed reposo, went upstairs to Bee if Dorothy were "awake."
Sho found her cowering in the bed,
cold, and trembling with fear. Each
moment she expected tho coming of her
husband, and a sense of guilt and shame
tilled her with such dread as a condemned criminal may fool when awaiting tho
"Is he coming, Laura? Is he coming?"
she whispered in agitated accents, rising
from the pillow and stretching out a
white arm when she found that only
her sister had unterod the room.
"He is below in the kitchen, so oagor
to sec you! But ho thinks you're asleep,
nnd ho is bo gixxl, he won't disturb you
because I told 1dm a story���that you had
had such a bad toothache all night. But
yon can shnke off your toothache and
wake up as soon as you like, dear; tho
sooner tho better fc* Ben. Lot mo opon
the curtains and Wok at you. Humph!
You don't look yow very lient, Dorrie, I
must say. Here bathe your face again
with tho cold wator. I'll hold the basin.
There, let me hold tho towel���so. Now
sponge away while I tell you how he is.
0 Dorrie, he looks so well and quite
handsome, with his bright, fresh, good-
humoured face and his big curly beard.
Ho took mo for you when I went down
the steps to moot him, and 01 you should
have seen how disgusted he was when
he found he had got hold of me by mistake! And he was so anxious about you,
and asked bo many questions, and he has
brought you heaps of wonderful things
from all the porta he's visited. There,
you're nearly all right now.   I'll tell you
v. hat I'm going to uo. I'm sure 1 can't
keep him away from you much longer,
i> I'll i:ita let dovu that blind, and cut
I ���" vvrti so that ho can't draw it up
cguiti. Then I'll send him up here to
you���yes, yes, he must come; don't be
ynolfah mid wicked, und unkind to me
f.it' .' ull ! he fibs I in telling. Yon must
see bin:, and, what's more, you must be
glad to see him. For all our sakes do
not be cold, or show any fear of him. He
is so full of love for you."
"How can I meet him? How dare I
look him in the face?"
"There! the half light will make that
easy. lie can-'t see your face distinctly
now, and when you are dressed you will
be more yourself. What, crying again!
Now, thi'sis too bad, really, sister! Dry
yum'eyes this moment, or I'll give you
up as the moat st.i.ad, obstinate, un-
^'.���n'.eiiil��� Ah! wl.-t'sthat? He'ssteal-
imr np-stairs. Qnt<-��| away with the
h.'i'-in and the towel���quick! He has
heard us talking; he knows you're
.-wake. Courage, darling! Be good to
i.:in; he loves you."
And Laura gaily darted out of the
b ���ii ii m door,  and pounced  upon the
lent mariner as he Btood hesitating at
tne lop of the stairs.
"It's nil right, Ben," shecried, making
way for him to pass her. "She's wide
uwukc, and you're to go to her at once."
Dnndas gave vent to a suppressed yell
cf joy. He runhed into the room, and
iiiira, closing tin-door upon them, went
L.Oiubihig downstairs.
How nearly had that homo been de-
: tvoyml i    How small a thing���a word, a
, , ik -might even now shatter Benjamin
inndus's confidence aud love, and poison
uli the future!
It was not long before Captain Diindaa
quitted his wife's room, and came heavily down stairs into the kitchen, Laura,
busily preparing his breakfast, cast a
Bile.eig glance ut him to learn what had
trail-pi red, Dorothy's husband had become uvave, and he pulled at the little
knotted curls of his beard, as was his
wont when troubled or thoughtful,
"Well, Ben," inquired Laura a little
anxiously, "how do you find her?"
Captain Dnndas lilted his bristly eyebrows very high, and stuffed the end of
his board into his mouth; thnn he sat
down at the table, and began aosently to
cut himself a big Blice of bread and-
butter, as had been his custom before he
went away.
"Humph!" he remarked with a long
grunting sigh like the blowing of a walrus. "Poor littlo thing! she's mighty
shaky, isn't she? All a-trerabling and
a-piping the oye. She's been ill, she has,
and neither of you let me know it.
What's been the matter? She won't tell."
"Nothing Ben; nothing, I assure you,
but nervousness and depression of spirits,
and���this toothache last night. Your
sudden return has upset her, no doubt.
Your such a rough, boisterous old fellow."
"Lord love her I I didn't mean to be.
But after eight months away���twice just
steering for home, and then ordered off
again to the end of the world���well,
shiver my bowsprit! but I was glad to
grip her to me once more."
"I suppose she's getting up now?"
"Yes; she ordered mebelowfor breakfast, and promised to be alongside before
Igot my cargo stored. Bless her dear
little heart! it's a loving one and no mistake ! Sorry to find her SO weakly though.
I left her as trim as you are."
Laura nave a plausible explanation
while supplying her brother-in-law liberally with ham and eggs, all hot and
spluttering, and a huge cup of strong
Dorothy's reception had evidently disappointed the warm-hearted Dundas.and
much was to be feared from her weak
and transparent nature; but Laura contrived to make the husband believe his
wife had b:'en pining for his return, and
paved the way for explanation of any
outbreaks of sensitiveness that were only
too likely to occur.
Dundas managed to "stow away" a
hearty breakfast, and had begun to unfasten the straps and cordage of the
various packages that had been brought
ashore, when the pale, timid face of his
wife appeared at the door. Ho sprang
forward and caught her in his arms, and
Doro.hy hid her face ou his broad chest,
and clung to him for some moments.
"Aha!" cried Dnndas gleefully, "that's
the old fond cuddle that is! I'd been
away so long that you'd forgotten it a
bit when 1 hailed you just now, hadn't
you, Dolly? Come into the sunlight and
let's have a look at you. What! piping
the oye again? Come, come, lass, you
must bo nil smiles now Ben has come
home. Sit in the armchair, my* pet.
Wrap this round your dear little head.
We'll have no more toothache. Another
kiss! So! Shiver my wneel'usl it's
b tier nor a glass of old Jaiuuiky rum to
ki.-f. those pretty lips! Lord! and to
think, now, that not another man on
earth has tasted them lips since the
rough sea-dog Ken Dundas carried her
off to the church and made her bis wife!
It do s seem selfish of me tOBniitchaway
a flower like this from all the world, and
set it ll iii.ioiuin' for no other mortal but
me. But I've got you, Dolly, I've got
yon; and just let me see auy pirating
son of a tea-cool; run across my bows I
I'd sink him, by thunder!"
Laura, perceiving that her sister was
ill at ease, diverted tho conversation by
drawing attention to the baggage.
"Look what he's brought you, Dorothy I
Come, Ben, unpack all the presents. I
hope you've not forgotten your sister-in-
"That I haven't, my loss. You shall
see. Here's Heaps and heaps of things.
I've brought home lots of folde rols from
the Southern Seas. Now, you Dolly,
just droii your mud hook, and lay off
quiet and easy for a spell. Toothache
better, eh? Well, keep your mouth shut,
for fear of the air gel ting iu. Laura and
I will do all the parley."
Iliui), the tailor.
In England as far back as 1542 an act of
parliament made it compulsory for men ol
wealth to keep trotting stallions for the
public good.
"I would rather get a square trotter that
could not show a better gait than 8:00 in
preference to a mixed gailed one of 3:U0,
speed," says a prominent breeder.
The heading of the Alexandra Trotting
club of England Is a horseshoe inclosing
the words "Nancy Hanks, 2.-04," and the
motto underneath, "Nil detperandum."
It is said that William Waldorf Aster
has sat oat to have the best racing stable in
England. He Is buying every thoroughbred ot NDUtation that is offered to hint.
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.
(Successors to BOUCHERAT & Co.)
Special Attention pen to the Mainland Trade.
Who carries  the  largest and best selected stock
of woollens in the city ?
His goods are all new and of the latest design,
and he
Guarantees a Good Fit and Workmanship, or no sale.
His prices are very reasonable, being from 22.00
up and you can depend on not getting shoddy goods
as there is none in his shop.
New Westminster, B. C.
D. S. CURTIS & so., New Westminster!
Visitors and citizens to tho Exhibition will
seo the greatest attractions In the
Ever shown In WESTMINSTER at tho
Toronto Shoe Store,
Wo have studied tho wants of tho
pooplo for a year, and wo believe wo
know what they want, and havo tho
Roods Solid, substantial lines from tho
best manufacturers in the business.
Prices tosuit thetiines, and that moans
at figures unknown In British Columbia
before our advent. Wo havo taken tho
lead in that respect, and we are going to
keop it.
Ottawa, Nov. 18.���Hon. Mackenzie
Bowell sailed for Canada by tho steamer
Arawa, which left Sydney to-day. His
mission has been highly successful. Ho
was received in a very friendly manner
by the Governments of Queensland, Victoria and South Australia. Lack of
timo prevented him visiting New Zealand, although there has been a friendly
interchange of correspondence with the
public men of that Colony. It is oxpect-
ed that an intercolonial conference to
consider the best means of promoting
trade, and to, further tho Pacific cable
project, will be held at Ottawa next
Montreal, Nov. 18.���During the past
month seven attempts have been mado to
wreck the Montreal express of the North
Shore line of the Canadian Pacific railway, between Montreal and Quebec.
The place selected was at Lorette, seven
miles from Quebec. Tho last attempt
was made early this morning by placing
sleepers with rocks piled on top of them
across the track. The Superintendent
mado the statement, although tbe utmost vigilance has been exercisod, tho
would-be wreckers cannot be detected.
He describes the work as that of some
clever crank, with a mania for train
Ottawa, Nov. 20.���The question of the
re-imposition of the export duty on logs
is again a'tractiug attention. In an
intervlow- in this connection Finance
Minister Foster is reported to havo said:
"Tho hardship complained of by tlie
Canadian people is that while United
States lumberman como toCanada to buy
up our.timber reserve and export it free
of duty, tho material for their manufacture of lumber and pulp, tho Canadian
produce of lumber and pulp Is mot in
the United States with a high duty and
at tha same time the country loses the
benefit of the manufacture within its
boundary of those articles of commerce.
There is also a widespread feeling that
our timber is being rapidly depleted,
and that our future supply Is being
jeopardized without any corresponding
advantage to us. The Dominion Government is making a full investigation
in regard to the whole matter, and if it
reveals the necessity therefor and no
change is made in the United States
timber duties, the Government must take
the matter up an' deal with it in the
light of existing facts and conditions."
Montreal, Nov. 20.���Honore Mercier,
son of H. Mercier, ex-premler of Quebec;
Paul de Martigny, son of Dr. de Mar-
tigny, and Alphonso Pelland, brother of
Mr. Pelland, were charged in Judge
Desmoyer's private chambers, this morning, with attempting to blow up the
Nelson monument at a late hour last
night. Three of the young men are
first-year law students. The three men,
when near the monument, paused and
appeared undecided what to do, passed
the monument and walked a couple of
streets eastward. Five minutes later
they came back, paused near the monument, passed It several steps, talked for
a minute or two, and then advanced. A
constable, the police having been previously warned, crept up and seized
Pelland and de Martigny, while another
got hold of Mercier. A policeman saw
something like a rope hanging out of
Pelland's pocket: Ho seized it and began
to pull. Out came twenty feet of it. It
was a dynamite cartridge seven inches
long and three inches in circumference,
the long rope attached being the fuse.
The three prisoners took matters pretty
coolly, and one of them said, "It is time
that thing was blown up. It has no right
I The dead leaves riintle at my leet.
The moon Is shining brightly;
Something has softly dimmed my oyea.
Aoross the path one shadow Ilea,
The path two trod so lightly.
It was upon s, night like this
Love left ns only sorrow;
I held hor little hand In mine;
That parting is to me divine.
Then there was no tomorrow.
Blnce I have learned life's lesson well
Hearts are not easy broken.
Tonight all Joys I have forgot;
There's something uaored in this spot,
Where sweet guodbj a were spoken,
I'd feel less lonely with myself
If I were broken hearted;
Would 1 oould live that night again.
With all its sadness-sweetened pain.
When love from love wus parted!
What a Tonne; Man Did.
A college graduate had hardly received
his diploma before he was compelled to
face poverty and family disgrace.   His
ther, who  had  been  reputed to be
ealthy, was an embezzler and n fugi-
e from justice. His moth and sisters
Were entirely dependent upon his modest
earnings in a broker's office. 1faP*W
He had planned taking nn'ailvanr '
.course of professional study ia architecture. His ideal occupation had to he
abandoned. He was in love with a
charming girl, but ceased to visit her
since marriage was out of the question.
An opportunity for a year's travel in Europe at a friend's expense was given up.
Vear after year be maintained a hard,
bitter struggle to mako a living a. uncongenial employment for his mother
and sisters, to support his father abroad
and to overcome prejudice caused by tho
family disgrace. He became a successful business man, but was prematurely
gray at 40. His lifo was haunted by thu
ghosts of his youthful hopes.
Such lives do nrt furnish uuiterh 1 for
exciting stories, i'hey oro dull and prosaic, but aro nevertheless heroic To
give up all that is d^..r to youth and to
be loyal to family obligations sometimes
is a crowning triumph of & unselfishness,
���Youth's Companion.
Many Bflnlstr. Pres*'-it.
Ex-Secretary Lincoln, while United
States minister to England, wished to
get into Westminster on tue occasion of
a special service there. Archdeacon Far-
rar had told Mr, Lincoln to go to tho
east door of the cathedral to avoid tho
crowd and to inform the usher that he
was the American minister, so that ho
could be conducted at once to the archdeacon's pew. When Mr. Lincoln sent
in his name and title, the usher came
out and said, with surprise, "For gracious' sake, how many American ministers are there?" It seems that several
gentlemen of the oloth had each deftly
made his way into the churoh by informing the usher that he was an American
minister.���San Francisco Argonaut ^-
Effect of Paris Life on American Student n.
An American artist of considerable
reputation, while speaking the other day
with reference to the easy going Bohemian habits so common among men in his
profession,.'said: "It is not a pleasant
thing to say, bnt I believe it is true that
a period of two or three years of student
life in Paris practically ruins about as
many young artists aSfit benefits. Student life in Europe, and especially in
Paris, is full of allurements and temptations which only those capable of great
self control are able to resist. ^ It is in its
social aspects a delightfully free and easy
sort of life, which appeals almost irresistibly to the average young man, It
develops the habit of indolence with
frightful rapidity, and from indolence it
is but a short step to indifference, dissipation and reckless self neglect, Convivial associations and the gay company
of a colon%made of kindred spirits as
bright and'magnetiu as himself too often
put his ambitions to sleep, and he drifts
on and on until he becomes a spendthrift
and a lounger, if nothing worse. At the
en i of two or three years he returns to
Amerioa, hiB money spent, his health
frequently shattered and himself so thoroughly bohemianized that he finds it difficult if not impossible ever to regain
anything of the orderly, methodical habit
of industry upon which his professional
success depends."���New York Herald,
Sir. Labouchere's Fish Story.
If Mr. Henry Labouchere has ra feaft*S
of getting into trouble, he has also a happy knack of getting out of it. For instance, the other day, aftor he had printed an important piece of news about the
proper way to cook crawfish and a humane reader of Truth expostulated with
him about his advice to the cook to cut
the live fish in halves, he retorted merrily by expressing the opinion that it is
ridiculous sentiment to treat creatures
of low or rudimentary organizations as
if they had tho same susceptibility to
pain as a human being, and settled the
question finally by telling an anecdote
about an angling friend of his who once
"caught a perch foul."
The hook pierced the fish's eye. My friend
felt that he had not caught the perch aooord-
ing to the roles of the game, so, to compensate
him for losing his eye, he put hi- , back into the
water. He then baited his hook with the eye
and went to work again. Within three minutes uo caught that same perch again with his
own eye.
This is a capital fish story. We have
not heard a better tale in a long while.
It is a lie of course, hut all fish stories
are, and it hits the merits of originality
and humor. We like Mr. Labouchere
the better for such harmless fibs.���New
York Times.
like the Belt of the Summer Girl.
The ancient girdle was used for other
material or actual purposes besides that
of a receptacle for money. At it were
hung the thousand and one odds and
ends needed and utilized in every day
affairs. The scrivener had his inkhorn
and pen attached to it, the scholar his
book or books, the monk his crucifix and
rosary, the innkeeper his tallies, and everybody his knife. So many and so various were the articles attached to it
that the flippant began to poke fun. In
an old play there is mention of a merchant who had hanging at his girdle a
pouch, a spectacle case, a "punniard," a
pen and inkhorn and "a handkercher,
with many other trinkets besides, which
a merry companion seeing said it was
like a haberdasher's Shop of small wares."
In another early play a lady says to her
maid: "Give me my girdle and see that
all the furniture be at it. Look that
cizars, pincers, the penknife, the knife
to close letters with, the bodkin, the ear-
picker and the scale be in the case."���
Chambers' Journal.
A Handle to His Name.
"I understand," said a pompous employer to one of his clerks, "that you are
in the habit of speaking of me by my
Christian name?"
"It is possible that I have done so, sir,"
answered the clerk humbly.
"In future you will use the prefix 'Mr.'
when alluding to me. lam 'George' only
to my friends. Do not forget hereafter
that I have a handle to my name."
"I will try to remember," said the
clerk. "I know we always say George
Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Tom
Palmer, but theso are distinguished men,
not everyday people, George���excuse me
���Mr. Sniythe," and the clerk retired to
write out his resignation.���Detroit Free
Pigeons Do Not Fly by Sight.
The numerous experiments made by
balloonists have proved that pigeons are
incapable of flying at any great height.
Birds thrown out at 6,000 meters fell like
dead, and even at the moderate height of
800 meters pigeons liberated by the balloonist Gaston Tissandier approached
the earth in a spiral course. It is evident, hence, that they are not guided
wholly by sight. To bring a point 1100
milos distant within tho range of vision
it would bo necessary to ascend nearly
20,000 meters. The carrier pigeon, starting on such a journey, must consequently start with faith in the unseen.���Philadelphia Press.
Tlie Fickle and Kaglng Missouri.
The current of the Mississippi river averages from 24 to 4 miles an hour in velocity, but a steamboatman on the Missouri would bo pretty apt to call this still
water, as that stream bowls along under
ordinary circumstances at the rate of 8
and 10 miles an hour, and on state oco
sions it develops the speed of an avalanche. Engineers consider bridging the
Missouri a difficult accomplishment, as
tho swift current is so versatile in its
course and ruinous in its velocity that it
is impossible to predict where the channel is liable to drift.���Alton Sentinel.
The Term Spinster.
Among our industrial and frugal English forefathers it was a maxim that a
young woman should never be married
until she had spun herself a set of body,
table and bed linen. From this custom
all unmarried women were termed spinsters, an appellation they still retain in
all our law proceedings.���San Francisco
Suits for Xmas.
New Westminster, B. C,
Do the Largest  Tailoring Business in the Province,
Employing at present 20 hands.
We make men's suits from $5.00 to $15.00 cheaper than others, and yet make more
money than   "the old time big profit"���small business, slow coach Tailors.
We turn out in one week 20 suits say at $5.00 profit on each suit would be $100.00.
Others  turn out in one week 4 suits say at $10.00 profit on each suit would  be $40.00.
$60. oo.
You see  we make in one week at half the profit $60.00 more than they do, or over
$3,000.00 in one year.     We  buy  five times as  much  goods, consequently get better prices
and larger discounts.
Old price  $25.
All Wool Business Suits $18.
Irish Serge, heavy weight " $20.
Fine Scotch Tweed "     $25.
Fine Worsted "     $2510 35."
All   Wool     Pants $4.50
Black Striped Cashmere Pants $5.75
$7 to 9.
$20 to 25. "
$20 to 25. "
$30 to 35.
$35 to 45.
$10 to 13.
$30 to 35.
$30 to 35.
Superfine Pants
Fine Worsted Over Coats
English Melton "
English Beaver "
The fact is we would like to have a look at the man who sells cheaper than we do.
WATE R  PROOF Ulsters and Over Coats to order, from $14.00 up.
MOUNTAINS OF CLOTH to pick from.     Cloth sold by the yard.    Suits cut
and trimmed if you want to make them at home.
Men's Suits, heavy and warm, for $6.50, $8.00, $10.00, etc., three to five dollars cheaper
than any where else. We repress and make them fit you, free ot charge. Also over coats,
from $3,00 to $5.00 cheaper than in other places.
Samples and rules for self measurement sent on application.


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