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The Pacific Canadian Nov 18, 1893

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Vol. I.
No. 10.
HOTELS, Bte.  j
VI EIICII ANT'S HOTEL, corner or MoNeely |
i>i   mid Oolumbla Streets,    Best,  wines
and Olgars kept eonstantly on hand.   .IAS.
CASH. Proprietor.	
ROOM. Meals at all hours, dished up
in any style. Open day and night. Moderate
charges.  W, E. MORTIMER, Manager.
GROTTO HOTEL. This House has beon
thoroughly renovated and refurnished.
and tho proprietor solicits a share of public
natronngo, MEALS, 25 conts. Whiteoooks.
h. B. SMALL, Proprietor,
QUEEN'S HOTEL, oorner 01 onl  I
Oolumbla Streets, 0. ll. WILLIAMS.
troprlotor, Plrst-olass In every particular.
Pure Winos and LlquorB,
of Olgars.
ami choice brands
mHE TELEGRAPH HOTEL, Front street,
��� ' N'ulh-
Ins but choicest of liquors and i .
illume 1118.,  P. 0. Box BO.   1IOOAN
CLEVELAND HOTEL, opposite Bell-Irv-
ingS Patterson'sdook, Plrst-olasaoook|
anil atlenllve wallers. The bar is stocked
with prime Wines. Liquors and Olgars.
BRENNAN BROS., Proprietors.
OCCIDENTAL HOTEL, oorner Columbia
and Begble Streets, New Westminster.
B.C. Hates for Hoard and Lodging: Per
day. $1.00: per week, $5.50, The best of Winos,
Liquors and Cigars dispensed at tbe bar.
.). c. OKAY. Proprietor.
DEPOT HOTEL. Columbia Street. New
Westminster. The best $1.00 a day house
in Canada. Tlie rooms are superior, and tho
Hotel Is well adapted to the needs of families,
to whom special rates are given. Board by
the week at reduced rates. P. O. BILODEAlt,
HOTEL DOUGLAS, corner of Columbia
and MeKenzie Streets. New Westminster. American and European plan. Shaving
parlor attached, under tlie management of
I). Walker. Restaurant open day and night.
Samplo room for commercials. A.J. TOLMIE.
Proprietor.  Telephone 111.   P.O. Box 224.
New Westminster. Tills is the popular
Hotel of tlie city- Airy and well furnished
rooms. Cusine department carefully supervised, and the dining tables supplied with
all tho luxuries of tlie season. Banquets
spread to order. Late suppers provided at
short notice. Choice Wines. Liquors and
Cigars lu tlie sample room. A. VAOHON,
MANN & SMITH. Light and heavy dray-
lug of all kinds. Household furniture
carefully removed, and special attention
given to removing pianos, safes, ete. Mill
wood teamed to order. Express at all hours.
Telephone SB.
FOR Sale or exchange for property in B. C,
One hundred acres of land In Munitouliu
Island���50 acres cleared, balance good hardwood and cedar. Four miles from county
town, 1 mile from school, good house, good
water, Title good. Adress. SOBSOBIBBR,
Office Pacific Canadian.
RE. COQUITLAM MUNICIPALITY. Notice is hereby given that on or before
the 31st day of December, IS',13, the Municipal
Council of the District of Coquitlam intends
making application to his Honor tbe Lieutenant Governor In Council of British Columbia for   an   extension of Its  Municipal
limits. .     ,,   ,        ,     , i
Said extension to Include all those lands lying and situated between the Municipal
boundary of Coquitlam and the Pitt River,
on the oast; also all those lands lying and
situated between the Municipal boundary of
Coquitlam, the city limits of New Westminster and tbe Fraser River on tlie south.
October S3rd, 1803.
R, D. Ikvink. 0. M. C.
Pure Bred Berkshire
Tlie undersigned, breeder of Pure Bred
Berkshire Swine, has always on band pigs of
all ages, which will be sold at reasonable
prices.   Apply to
Cloverdale. B.C.
order for "another half-cup of coffee"
was  being   filled,   when   thero was   a
HlBD, tho tailor. scramble, a banging of doors,   and In a
I moment tlie needy traveler was heading
Next Thursday will be Thanksgiving ,or tho woous at a sp,,eu that utterly
discouraged the courteous young man.
who did not collect any fare for that
Mainland Truck and Dray
Draylng & Teaming Promptly
Attended to.
Dav, and will be a public holiday
Tut: delightful weather of the past
few days ha? had an invigorating effect
on tho city trade.
Thk telephone line to Ladner's Is complete, except the cable across the river,
whicli has not yet arrived from Gorman y.
Tiikiik was an extra line display of
produce at the market yesterday, induced, no doubt, by tho near approach
of Thanksgiving Day.
Tne opening of tlie new court house
at Vancouver was celebrated by a bar
dinner on Thursday night. A number
of prominent gentlemen were in attendance from Westminster.
It is said that Mr. Sparling, late of
the East End school, Vancouver, will be
the first teacher of 'the Kurnuby school,
whicli it Is expected will bo ready for
opening at the beginning of tho new
The public interest manifested in the
criminal cases now in course of trial
here is unprecedented in the history of
the court. Frequently it is almost impossible to obtain standing room in the
court room.
The frost-covered sidewalks In tho
early morning are appreciated by tho
small boys who love the old sport of
coasting. The sun soon puts a stop to
the entertainment for the day.
These times everyone wants to buy
cheap, and low prices moan extended
trade. Messrs. Parnell & Gunn, the
popular grocers, aro in touch with tho
times, and aro regulating their prices
accordingly. Read their advertisement
in another column.
NOTICE is given in the advertising
columns of this paper, that application
will be made at next session of the Dominion Parliament for an act to incorporate a company to build a canal from
Pitt River to the head of Iiurrard Inlet.
A THANKSGIVING concert, undor the auspices of tho Ladies' Aid and Choir of the
Olivet Baptist Church, will bo hold In
tho church edifice on the evening of
Thursday next, Nov. 23rd. An excellent programme is being prepared, and
all who go will enjoy a delightful evening's entertainment.
Harry E. Mobton, of Victoria, who,
it will be remembered, was accused of
assaulting Lewis in a game of lacrosse in
this city lust July, has been fully cloared
of the charge. The ease was on the
assize docket at Vancouver, and tlie
Grand Jury threw out the bill. Everything considered, that was perhaps the
best way to deal with it for all concerned.
Two or three lots of nursery stock
from different nurseries have been condemned by officials of the Provincial
Horticultural Board for being infected
with insect pests. One lot belonged to a
local nursery, the others were American.
It is bard lines for tho nursery men, but
just exactly what is required in the public interest. Thero has been too much
neglect in this regard heretofore, and
every encouragement should bo given to
the inspectors in tne rigid prosecution of
their duties.
This item is from the Victoria Colonist,
and speaks well for a firm doing business
in this city: There wero hundreds of exhibits at the World's Fair, Chicago, of
rolled oats, some millers having spent
820,000 to 825,000 in making an exhibit.
Merit, however, was tho qualification
necessary for lirst place, and in considering this the judges came to the conclusion that the quality of the rolled oats
exhibit of the Brackman & Ivor Milling
Company was ahead of that of any other
brand in the world. They accordingly
awarded it the gold medal for rolled oats.
On Thursday the whole of tho Court
officials connected with the Pittendrigh
murder trial droye to the scone of the
crime, and inspected the presumed positions of the different parties to that dire
transaction. Similarly, judgo, jury,
counsel, and other officials went up to
.Huntingdon yesterday by special train,
to personally inspect the various  points
j of concern in the Marshall tragedy, with
a view of a clearer understanding of
several matters brought up in evidence.
Berlin, Nov. 13.���The Foreign ollice
has at last taken notice of the persistent
Insinuation published in the Hamburger
Nachrlcliten, a Bismareklun organ,to the
effect that Italy has a secret treaty with
Russia. The Foreign Office declares
that it   desires   to   mako  an  emphatic
As anticipated, yesterday was an exceptionally good day at the City market.
The weather was favorable for the farmers, who brought in large supplies, and
also tor City buyers seeking Thanksgiving purchases, About noon the market was pretty well crowded, and Clerk
Lewis had a busy time of it for a while.
There was,however,110 noticeable change
in prices. Alinut four o'clock when our
reporter culled fur quotations, there was
very little produce left in the building.
There was quite a lot of poultry disposed of. Ducks brought 50 to 00 cents
each. Geese, live, 81.25 to SI.50, Turkeys, live, sold by the peloe from 81.25
to 81.50, and wholesale at 18 cents per
pound live weight, though some brought
as high as 25 cents. Livo chickens sold
readily at 84 to 84.50 per doz., and a
good many dressed birds woro sold at
50 conts oach.
Butter is still quoted at 50 to 00 cents
per roll, and eggs 40 to 45 cents per
Thero was a good supply of moats and
ready customers.
Whole pork brought from 88 to 88.50,
and cuts 9 to 11 cents. Beef tended upwards again, and fore quarters are
quoted at 85; hind quarters, 87; cuts, 7
to 11 cents. Mutton realized 8% to i)
cents whole, and cuts 11 to 13 cents.
Hay is quoted at 813 per ton, and a
considerable quantity is being disposed of.
Oats aro quoted at 827.50, and wheat
at S28 to $30.   Barley is not offered.
Potatoes rulo at about 814 per ton,
and sales are eonstantly being made.
Turnips remain at 810; mangolds, 87:
white carrots, 810: red carrots, $12.50;
beets, % cent per pound: cabbage, >.; to
% cent per pound: onions, IK t-.i VA
cents per pound.
Apples run from 81 to 81.25. and there
is a scarcity of choice fruit.
Cranberries continue at 35 cents per
Pumpkins, 25 cents each.
The market clerk thought wo would
be safe in saying there will be a ready
market for good poultry of all kinds up
to Tuesday or Wednesday, with a prospect of an advance in prices. After
Thanksgiving Day the demand will
likely fall away again.
Agents for T. Hembrough & Co.'s Brick,
Tile and Pottery Works.
Orders received forGilley & Rogers'Coal.
The new and  Most  Elegantly
:-:    HOTEL.
The Oddfellows
the school trustees
Correspondence of Pacific Canadian.
Council met. Present, the Reeve and
full Board.
The minutes of last meeting were
adopted as read.
Mr. R. T. Williams' communication re
gravel was received, and the Clerk Instructed to notify him that tho contracts
let In 1892 were not completod and that
no new contracts had been lot.
Councillor McKee's request to put a
culvert across tho Trunk road was
The following bills were ordered paid:
R. W. Hawthorne, $39.75; E. O'Brien. 84;
Messrs. Gilley & McLean, $112.87; J,
Oliver, 810.
Mrs. H. Claussen was appointed caretaker of tho Town Hall.
The Road Commltt.e was empowered
to tender Mr. J. Oliver the sum of 850 in
full of all claims against the Council,
which, if not satisfactory, to appoint
arbitrators to settle the matter In
Coun. W. H. Ladners' report re Raltt
road was received and the Clork was Instructed to pay Mr. Raltt the contract
price for making said road.
The report of the Reeve and Councillor
Paterson re letting contracts for planking
half a mile of the Trunk road was received and approved.
The contract for grading the Oliver
road south to the Big Slough was awarded to J. A. Sullivan at $1.70 per chain.
Mr. Harry Bum was awarded the contract for building the continuation of tho
Crescent Island road.
Mr. Borden was allowed an extension
of 00 days to complete his contract on
Tasker's dvke, he to be responsible for
anv damage that might occur.
Mr. Smith was requested to have his
contract completed as soon as possible.
Mr. Borden was paid the sum of $300
on account of his contract on Tasker's
The Council decided to build a  three-
Council met on Monday, Nov. lith, all
mombers present.
Minutes of previous meeting were road
and confirmed.
Communications were received from .1.
W. Stein, re Statute labor; clerk to reply.
From J. L. Walworth, asking for an
extension of time on the North Bluff road
contract. On motion it was decided not
to grant an extension of time and that
the bondsman bo notified.
From G. Chantlor requesting that an
appropriation be made for opening a
portion of the Town line, ward 2. Received.
From E. M. Wiltshire re statute labor
on Hull's Prairie road.   Clerk to reply.
From S.llull' offering to purchase scow
belonging to the Corporation, ft was
decided to advertise the scow and boat
for salo by tender, tenders to be In at
next meeting.
From H. D. Chantrell requesting the
Council to expend 8250 on the McBride
road.   Received.
From E. Stone re dam in road-ditch on
Hall's Prairio road, ward 1, causing the
water to flood road. The Reeve and
Councillors Bothwoll aud Hookway were
appointed a committee to inspect the
dam. with power to act.
The following appropriations wore
made: Ward 2, Town line, $50; Johnston
road, 830. Ward 3, D Johnson road, 850;
Gilford road, $10; McBride road, 8100;
McLellan road, 810; Seraiahmoo road,
The Collector was instructed to let tho
Council know at next meeting if Mr.
Munn intends paying tho statute labor
tax for the men working at the Bon
Accord Cannery.
The Reeve was authorized to inspect
tho Nicomekl Bridge, and if satisfactory
to give order for payment.
A petition from P. C. Walmsloy and
others, also one from C. W. McCallum
and others were laid over.
The following accounts were ordered
paid: Capt. Pittendrigh, 819.20; R. Wol-
fendon, $35; W. Preston, 4; N. McDonald,
$10; M. Haves, $15.67; J.  Johnston, $5;
A. J. Coooor. $3; C. W. McCallum, $22;
Geo. Redmond. $56; T. A. Hothwell, 827;
II. Bose, $50; D. McCaskill, 8180; Hans
Espoland, $35; J. Borgstrom, $25; M.
Morrisay, $20; A. Archibald, 856; N.
Sondell, 830; F. Mclnnes, 830; W.
Robinson, 850; W. J. Robinson & C
McCallum, $150: Wm. Brown, 860.51
B. Wilder, 810; A. M. Brown, 813.71'
Radford, 85; Thos. McMillan, $5
McMillan, $22.81; R. Gray, $2.
Hills from E. C. Johnson, A. Ramford,
D. W. Brown and W. B. Wilder, 810.40
oach woro laid over.
The Highway By-Law 18B3 was read
and passed a third time.
Councillor Figg gave notice of an Election By-Law.
Council then adiourned until Monday,
Nov. 20th, at 1 o'clock p.m.
have   arranged with i Rolls, for not recordine sale of   poison,
for   the   use of   tho ,$10; J, A. McAlpine, not getting certifi-
; school house to hold   their   meetings in : cato, $25, arsenic sale not registered, $5.
��� for a few months.   It Is expected that at [ employing unarticlod clerk, $5
j next meeting of the lodge it will  bo de-1 ���	
elded   whether  the   proposed   new hall provincial,
: will be of brick or frame.   Of course the '    News has been received from the north
brick is much   preferable, and it is said : that whiskey sloops havo been unusually
i the cost would not be a great deal  moro | numerous and   that   a   few days ago a
than frame.
The Council met on Saturday, Nov.
llth, in the Junction School house,mem-
bers all present.
Communications as follows were read
and disposed of:
Aulav Morrison, solicitor, re the legal
boundaries of tlie Municipality under the
proposed extension of Municipal limits:
Received and filed.
I). Robson, City Cerk of Westminster.
acknowledging receipt of commission and
bill from this Council: Received and
A. L. Lazenby, Clerk of Maple Ridge
Municipality, re protest of Maple Ridge
Council against tho action taken by this  JjM * city government^) maintain.
Council to extend the limits of this Muni
cipality: Received and filed.
Alex. Philip, collector, enclosing state
ment of collections, and bill for com
mission on same: Received and filed.
��� horrible orgie was participated in by the
j Indians and whites at Port Neville.
A number of Nanaimo citizens aro ar-
1 ranging fur a   poultry  show to lie held
j on Dec. 30th to 22nd,  inclusive.      It will
be the first to be held In the city  and Is
expected to be a great success.
The company that is prospecting a
hydraulic claim near Kamloops, and of
which J. Hendry, Of New Westminster,
is tlie head, intends to proceed with the
work of bringing the water to tlieclaiui.
The contract has beep let for 5,000 feet
of the ditch.
An effort is being made to induce the
Government to return to Kaslo a percentage of the money collected for llcou-
uid taxes in that town,  now  that it
effort is also being made to havo a Provincial constable permanently stationed
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Inquest at Surrey.
Mention was made in this paper last
week that a daughter of Mr. Haike, of
Kensington Prairie, had died from the
effects of what was believed to be a
severe cold. The girl was buried the
day following her death, Rev. Mr. Mc-
Elnion conducting the funeral services.
Rumors regarding the cause of the death
came to the oars of the authorities, and
it was deemed desirable to hold an inquest. Tho body was exhuraod on Tuesday of this week, and a jury summoned
byoCoroner Pittendrigh. A post mortem
examination was made by Dr. Boggs,
when it transpired that death resulted
from diphtheria of a very virulent type.
A thorough enquiry was entered into by
the Coroner touching matters relating to
the girl's death, and the result was the
full exoneration of all the parties concerned. Rov. McElmon, however, for
officiating at tho burial without a certificate of death having been issued, was
lined 85, being tho minimum penalty
provided by law. Tho reverend gentleman had acted innocently, not being
aware of the legal requirement.
Two other children in the house were
found to be suffering from the same
dire malady, and such measures woro
taken for their care as appeared advisable. The premises were disinfected and
From the Board of Works, re Lake
Coino road, recommending that L. R.
Scott, the contractor for said road, bo
paid 50 per cent, on third of a mile now
Hearing completion, and that the contractor bo granted an extension of time
of five months in which to complete tho
balance.   Received and adopted.
From the Clerk, a financial statement
showing the free balance now available
Received with thanks.
From Board of Works on Port Moody
and Pitt river roads, re. the expenditure
and progress of work thereon, and recommending that some of tho parties
working on said road be paid. Received
and referred to tlie Board of Works to
From Councillor Austin, re. work performed on North road and enclosing
bills for same.   Received and filed.
Bills were passod as follows: J, M.
McLeod, Si\, for 8 days work on North
road, repairing culverts, $18; J. M. McLeod, Jr., 8 days, S10; Nockharnsen Joe.
bounty on one bear, 82.50; T. J. Trapp
& Co., nails for school shed, $3.75: Brunette Saw Mill Co., lumber for school
shed, $8.21; Alex. Philip, collector's commission, $6.25; Clerk, 1 month's salary.
$12.50; Clerk, for contingent fund. $25;
B. C. Gazette, $5; L. R. Scott, as per report of Board of Works, on LaUo Como
road, $82.50.
On motion, It was resolved that In the
opinion of this Council it is expedient to
extend the limits of this Corporation in
tho interest of tho Municipality, to include that portion of Maple Ridge Municipality situate between Coquitlam
municipal boundaries and the Pitt river
to tlie east, and all those lands situate
between the Coquitlam municipal boundaries, tho city limits of New Westminster and the Fraser river to the south.
The Road By-law ana Fence By-law
were reconsidered and finally read and
tho seal of the Corporation ordered attached.
The Chairman of the Board of Works
was instructed to supply lights for tho
Council hall for night sessions.
The Council then adjourned till next
regular meeting.
The new light which is to bo placed on
the larger of the Patos Islands between
the Canal de Haro and Georgian Bay,
will be completed by tho ond of this
month. It will be a fixed red lantern
exhibited 30 feet abovo mean high water
from a white stake 10 feet high on the
northwesterly extremity of the island.
Nelson, B. C, and Spokane, Wash.,
will be connected by an all-steel band of
standard width and firmness on December 1st, when the first train ou the Nelson & Fort Sheppard railroad will connect at Marcus with the Spokane and
Northern train. The run to Nelson will
be rednced to 8 hours, and Kaslo will be
within 11 hours of Spokane.
Mr. Drury, in charge of tho Government photo-topographical survey In the
Kootonay country,, has almost completed
the season's operations. Tho result of
the same has been to get the works in
such shapo that far more rapid progress
can be made next year, as the circle
taken by tho observations Is of course
continually increasing in size. When
completed this woik will bo one of the
most important works ever undertaken
by the Government of British Columbia.
The Roman Catholic diocese of British
Columbia and Alaska will shortly be
divided. Archbishop Gross, of the archdiocese of Portland, has decided that
the territory is too extensive for one
bishop to attend to. A mooting of the
bishops of the province of Portland will
bo. held upon the return of Bishop Lem-
mens from, Europe, when the names will
be submitted to the sacred college from
which to appoint a vicar-apostolle for
Alaska. It is said the dignity will be
conferred either on Father T'osl, S.J.,
of the Yukon Indian missions, or on
Father Althorf, of Sitka.
Steam Radiatobs in Eveuy Room,
Together With Bath Accomodations, Exck.i.knt Fake,
 Pink Sebviob.���
We Lead, Others Follow.
tlie German Government does not entertain the remotest suspicion of King
Humbert's fidelity to the Triple Alliance.
A shout time ago two men from the
American side rented a farm at Langley.
Later, another American appeared before Capt. Pittendrigh, stipendiary
magistrate, and accused tho Langley
men of stealing a horse and a cow from
him. The magistrate Issued a search
warrant, and the premises of the suspected parties wero gone over, but without finding the missing animals. The
man with the search warrant departed,
but obtaining somo fresh information,
returned unexpectedly, and discovered
his animals, which had been taken out
of hiding. Tlie men accused of the
theft, who are named Kelly and Rutter,
were arrested and brought to Westminster on Monday. They will be tried for
bringing stolen animals Into Canada.
A knight of the road stood on Thursday evening in front of the Occidental
Hotel and solicited alms from passers by
of benevolent appearance. He was not
In luck, and few quarters came liis
way. Yesterday morning he turned up
at the Occidental dining room, sat in to
the table and ordered a nieo breakfast.
The courteous young man who attends
to guests did not know of the episode of
tiie evening bofore, and waited upon tho
stranger with customary affability.   An
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denial of these statements, and adds that   plank sidewalk in front of the lots on the
wharf road If the lot owner.-* will straighten up their fences.
Tho Road Committee was appointed to
draw up specifications for the continuation of the Oliver road to the Big Slough.
The Election By-Law 1804 was passed
third time.
The Clerk was instructed to notify tlie
Messrs. McLean Bros, and their sureties
that their contract under tho Delta
Dyking Scheme 1892 Is not completed and
that they must finish it at once.
Coun. Trim was empowered to let a
contract for $250 worth of planking on
the G. B. Main Road.
The Clork was Instructed to ask Mr.
Guichon for a reply to tho offer made
him by the Council, which if not acceptable to appoint his arbitrator.
Mr T McNeely was appointed arbitrator In the case of Mr. T. Oliver vs. the
Tho Council thon adjourned.
Ward DeBock has brought down word
from the north that two young Indians
went out hunting the other day, and
one of them was killed. Tho story told
by his companion was that he caught
his gun on a branch and that it had boon
accidentally discharged. Tho dead man's
relatives do not believe this story and
they are hunting for tho other fellow
with rifles with tho avowed intention of
shooting him on sight.
Mr. T. Shannon was in Westminster
on a short business trip this week.
The frames of two new houses have
made their appearance, and the ring of
the saw and hammer gladdens all hearts.
The new bridge across the Nicomekl
river on Hall's Prairie road was completed last week. This bridge was badly
nooded and will bo thoroughly appreciated.
A mooting will bo held on Thursday
evening of this w*ek to see about a
Christinas troe for the school children.
This Is something all can take a hand iu,
and the happy smiles and contented
little faces will surely thank all for any
expense or trouble that may be incurred.
The Oddfellows and United Workmen
have joined hands in the business of getting up a concert. Tho best local talent
and some new features. Altogether, a
first class concert.
Tho "At Homo" to bo held next Thursday by tlie ladies of tho Mothodlst
church, bids fair to be one of the most
enjoyable and successful entertainments
We have had for some time.
Mr. John Elliott, who built tlie new
school house, has boon In town the past
few days.
At the Inquest held on tlie body of Mr.
Haik's daughter on Tuesday, the verdict of death from diptlierla was quite a
surpriso to every person, as no ono suspected thero was a case of that disease
in the municipality.
The weather tho past   few   days   has
been beautiful, and if it continues for a I $10 and costs; 11. H. Watson
Collector Sutherland says that in spito
of the hard times, the poll tax collection
will be much larger tills year than last.
The tug Active has gone to Victoria to
tow tlie ship Templar to this harbor to
load with lumber at tho Hastings mills
for South America.
Thero was reported to the polico Tuesday morning an alleged robbery of $1,800
from a business offico on Gamble street.
The matter Is boing Investigated.
On Tuesday night Miss Carrie Lundy,
a dressmaker, died suddenly of heart
failure, at 511 Seymour street. Tho deceased has relatives living near Winnipeg, but none in this city.
Mrs. Harold Henderson, while throwing a pan of water from the rear of her
residence, overbalanced herself and fell
from thu balcony, striking on her head.
She was very seriously injured.
Large numbers of deer are being
brought into the city by hunters and Indians. It is said that a number of young
fawns havo been slaughtered this season, though so far no charges have been
made to tho authorities.
Angus McAllster, a well known and
popular young married man employed In
the C. P. R., got liis foot caught in a
frog Tuesday morning, with tho result
that If was cut off by a passing engine.
Thu injury was promptly attended to,
and the unfortunate lollow Is doing as
well as could be expected.
The emus presented by the Sydney
Zoological Soeloty to the City of Vancouver are the cause of considerable
contention iu the council. Many aldermen object to tho expense of building
suitable quarters for the birds at the
park, and want the birds sent back.
Others wish to establish them as mombers of thu happy family at the Stanley
Park zoo.
More than $1,000 worth of damage
was done to the goods lu tho Sun Ban
storo on Sunday by the leakage of water
from the story above. Five hundred
dollars damage was also done to Architect Fripp's office from leaking water in
the Metropolitan club. The new main
burst on Saturday and the laps had been
loft turned on.
In tho cases of the druggists convicted
of breaches of  the  Pharmacy Act   lines
were imposed as follows: H. McDowell,
selling   strychnine without   registering,
littlo while longer, farmers will be able   unregistered  clerk, $10;   Dr. McAlpine,
to start their plows again. failure to tako out certificate, $25; Dr.
Hawaiian Affairs.
San   Francisco,   Nov.  13.���Arrived���
steamer China from the Orient and Honolulu.   The   steamer  left  Honolulu on
the 17th inst., making the trip in 5 days
14 hours   and 20 minutes, which is the
fastest time ever made  between   Honolulu   and  San   Francisco.   Among her
passougors is Admiral Skerrett, who has
been relieved   bv Rear-Admiral   Irwin.
The United Press correspondent, writing
under date of Nov. 7th, says:   The main
event of the week has been  the arrival
on tho 4th of American Minister Albert
S. Willis, who is believed to have brought
with him instructions which fundamentally affect the future of   Hawaii.   It Is
supposed here that the American  public
Is  already informed   of   the   nature  of
theso  instructions.   We  hero aro  still
ignorant of their nature, and all parties
await the disclosure with great anxiety.
The probability of the Importance of Mr.
Willis' mission Is increased by the unexpected   arrival   of   Rear-Adiniral  John
Irwin  last evening to take command of
the forces at this station in place of Admiral   Skerrett, who  proceeds   to  San
Francisco on  the China   this   morning.
The reason lor this change can only bo a
matter  of   surmise.    It   is   possibly In
order to have the intended measures Initiated by officers of a highor rank than
an   admiral   by courtesy.    Admiral  Irwin's coming was totally unexpected by
the naval officers here, excepting those
in the highest command.   Minister Willis will   present   his credentials to Provisional   President   Dole  this   morning.
His intended address  has   already boon
submitted to tlie   President  In  order tu
enable   him to  prepare   Ills   reply.   Us
cuuieuts are kept strictly secret.    I have
positively ascertained that it contains no
definite    Intimation   whatever   of    the
policy to be pursued bv the   new American  Minister.    Mr. Willis'  special communications to Mils government will follow later, possibly In time to bo reported
by the mail of the   11 tli   Instant.   The
Government party Is confident that the
Washington policy Is to maintain hero a
white man's government, with no  possibility of reviving the  native  monarchy.
Tlie Royalists betray great depression,
but are still   circulating among the native populace their boast that the Queen
Is  to  be   Immediately restored   bv Mr.
Willis.   On   his   way  down   Mr. Willis
made a most favorable Impression ou his
annexationist  fellow passengers, including   several   prominent     men.     While
strictly  reticent   us   to  his  mission, he
left In them strong ^Impressions  that he
sympathized with the annexation movement.   T. 11.   Da vies,  guardian   uf the
Princess Kuiulaua, also   arrived on  the
4th   lust.    Ou tliu passage   over   Davles
disavowed  the   widely published   state***
incuts   Imputed to him in  favor of   the.
restoration of the Queen,    Since his  arrival his tone has boen somewhat deprecatory and   pleading, as  if   lie felt tlie
hopelessness of   the lu-establlshmuiit, of
the monarchy.   He is deeply co.icer >ud
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Dennis MeManus, Almonte, was killed
by a runaway.
Six firemen were overoome by gas and
smoke at a New York fire.
Arthur Stokes was instantly killed at
Petrolea by a falling derriok.
While coupling cars at Moncton Nelson
Stableford was fatally injured.
It is now feared that J. Davi3, of Thar-
low, was killed at Battle Creek.
Three men were killed by the explosion
of a looomotive boiler at St. Louis.
Lewis Null was killed and Milton Cox
bndly injured by the explosion of a flour
mill boiler at Windfall, lnd.
While oiling a dynamo at tndianapo'.is
.1. M. Rogers touched the brashes with
both hands and was instantly killed.
An inquest will be held on the remains
of Wm. Irvine, the C.P.R. yardman who
was killed while coupling carB at Ottawa.
By the col:npse of a partly-burned dry-
kiln at Brussels Henry Wilboe, aged 70,
was killed and two other men badly injured.
Two persons were Hiled and eleven terribly injured by an explosion of dynamite
on a dredger at the "Iron Gates" of the
Charles Wood of Grand Gorge, Delaware County, N.Y., while trying to blow
into a gun to see if it was loaded, waa instantly killed.
The Rnssian warship Nioholas I. is at
Corsica. Two Bailors were suffocated by
exploding turpentine, while several others
were injured.
Three men were killed and eight injured by the explosion of a boiler in the dry
flock, EaBt Broadway and Battery Railroad building, N.Y.
At Portland, Orego, an electric car,
containing about 80 passengers, went
through an open drawbridge, falling into
the Caspin River. Seven of its oocupants
were drowned.
A hook and ladder truck and an electric
street car collided in Detroit. The ladder
man was thrown from his seat, .struck his
head on the asphalt pavement, and was
instantly killed.
The steamship City of Alexandria of the
New York &. Cuba Mail Company has
been burned near Havanna. About 85 of
those on board lost their lives, twice that
number being rescued.
John B. Rogers, Warwick, dropped dead
while getting oat of bed.
Three cases of oholera daily are now reported in Palermo, while tha rest of Italy
is free.
Tho World's Fair has been closed.
The officials have had some difficulty in
closing the Midway.
The extensive barns of Mr. John Jackson, the well-known sheep breeder at
Abingdon, Ont., were burned.
Near Lynchburg, Tenn., three negroes
Buspected of bam burning have been hanged by a mob of colored men.
Bradstreot's reports 89 business failures
in Canada the past week, against 83 the
corresponding week last year.
Thomas H. Edwards has been arrested
nt IlnrriHonvilla charged with attempted
bank robbery.
Charles Luokey, who was tried at Brock-
���ille for the murder of his siBter, was foind
pnilty and sentenced to be hung on De
comber 14.
Lnwyer Francis IT. Weeks, -who robbed
his clients of over $.r>00,000 ��nd fled to
Costa Rica to escape punishment, has arrived in New York in custody.
A young Englishman named William
Thompson was arrested at Stoney Creek
iliurgrd with straling a horse and buggy
from Alfred Taylor, of Hamilton.
Samuel Houston, a sheriff's assistant,
left in charge of a lot of chattels near
Whitby, disappeared taking them with
him. A reward ot $75 is oilcred for his
apprehension.       ,
Inooming Tassels report heavy weather
on the Atlantio,
The steamer Lake Ontario sailed from
Liverpool for Montreal. Tbi. was the last
Uiiparture this season for  Montreal direct.
4'ho   Canadian Paciflo   Railway   Com-
Snay's steamship Empress uf "Jhina left
ong Kong lor Yokohama and Vancouver.
Captain Tarsen reported at Holifax that
he picked up boats belonging to the
Steamer Marseille, which is said to have
The Cunarder Lucania has again smashed '.he ocean record, mnking the voyage
from Qneeustown to New York in 6 aays
12 hours and 54 minutes, or ill) minutes
battel' 'li.in.the Campania'" >in;c.         �����:
Large shipments of ammunition are being made from Europe to Admiral Mello,
the insurgent leader at Rio do Janeiro.
4t Kennedy, Ala., Hsnry Woir rrtd wrfe
locked their house, leaving lour children
inside, and started for the field to work.
Tho house caught fire and three of the
children burned to death.
A Children's Aid Society was organized
in Peterboro'.
Tho W. C. T. U. convention closed at
Chatham yesterday.
Dr. Hntchinson is the new President of
Ottawa St. Andrew's Society.
Spreading tracks caused a wreck at
Hearne, TexaB; several injured.
The shipments of lumber from the Saginaw river this year were the smallest for
-5 years.
The British steamer Strathdon was reported yesterday to be on fire in Suez
An attempt to wreck Westminster bridge
hy means of a bomb is alleged to have been
The new French tax on bonrse transactions has yielded in four months 2,079,000
The Loan Committee of the New York
clearing house retired the last of its certificates.
It is said that Prendergast, the assassin
of Mayor Harrison, of Chicago, ia a native
of the Township of Kingston,
A Russian subject named Speilling has
oeen expelled from Alsace-Lorraine for
being concerned in social Intrigues.
Michael Balfe, sou of the well-known
composer, has recovered ��200 damages for
slander from the newspaper Society.
The British steamer Winchester has recovered ��1,250 salvage from the Dutch
steamer Maasdam in tbe Admiralty Conrt
at London.
W. H. Elliott was selected by the Internal Management Committee of the Hamilton School Board ta head muter of the
Model School
Lady Aberdeen, in the course of an address before the Y. W. C. A., advocated
the formation of a National Woman's
Council for Canada.
At n meeting of consuls and marine men
of British Columbia it was decided to ask
the U. S. Navy Department to change the
lighthouse at Destruction Head to Carrol
The Columbus "aravels will remain at
Erie, Pa., during the winter. The Viking
ship left Chicago yesterday foi Washington, vio the Mississippi River, the Gulf of
Florida and the Atlantic.
The "crank" craze has reached Indianapolis. Governor Matthews has been threatened, and Adolph Olschwasky was arrested as.he was about to start for Washington to murder President Cleveland.
The strike on th*��lg Four has become
The Btrike of coal miners in the north of
France is ended.
A conference between mine owners and
mine delegates was held in London and no
settlement reached.
In a game of continuons pool between
De Oro and Clearwater at Pittsburg Clearwater won by 115 points.
The Whitby Collegiate Instisute football
club defeated the Bowmanville High School
club by four goals to two.
Wm. Irwin, an employee of the C.P.R.
Company, was run over by a yard engine
at Ottawa and instantly killed.
Five-year-old John Mack, of Hamilton,
died from injuries received by being run
over on the Hamilton and Dundas railway
The British South Afrioa Company's
troops have occupied Bulawayo, after sev
eral fights, in which tho Matabeles suffered heavily.
Latest advices from Molilla show that
the Spanish losses havo been comparatively light, while the Itiffinns have lost many
hundred killed and wounded.
J. M. Halley, late of Arthur, suicided at
Ayton, while temporarily insane,
Tim Holland, a consumptive and an inmate of the*alms bouse at Woodstock, N.
B., suicided with a razor.
Word comes from Alton that Thomas
Harkius, aged 47, lately of Manitoba, was
found dead on the town line between Cale-
lon and Erin. He had cut his throat and
taken laudanum.
Pilot James Murray, of St. John, N.B.,
was found drowned in the harbcr.
Ten men employed at tho Quarantine
station were drowned while returning in*
boat to Staten Island.
Joseph Deroohes, of Miscouche, N.S.,
while fishing for oysters took a fit and fell
overboard.    He was drowned.
While duck shooting aeST" 'BShhelm
Kingsley Maybe*, aged 32, took a fit, fell
out of his boat and was drowned.
The champion trotter Directum defeated
the champion paoer Masoot at New York
in three straight heats.
W. R. Hensel of the Royal Canadian
Bicycle Club, Toronto, rode 10 miles in
2b'. 20 2-5, making new Canadian records
for the last five miles.
The Bolingbroke Club, of London, has
offered a purse of ��1,000 for a fight between Jack Dempsey and Dick Barge, to
be contested in it* ring.
Montreal Liberal Club elected officers.
East Lambton Liberals met at Watford,
and nominated Dr. McKinnon of Alvinston
to succeed tho lute Hugh MeKenzie, M.P.P.
Prince Edward County Patrons of Industry have ohosen W. V. pottot as thoir
oandic^S for the Commons, vice Nelson
Mr. John Charlton, M. P., delivered an
addresa on political questions to a large
audience at Waterford. Mr. E. C. Carpenter, M.l'l'., also bpoke.
Two men, John Green and Thomas Taylor, were murdered at Savory Island, B. C.
The murderer escaped.
Lucy Dinning, a girl of 19, died from
the effects of a criminal operation alleged
to have practised on her by "Doo." Andrews.
"Doc" Andrews and his wife wore arrested at Buffalo and lie in the cells on a
charge >f murder. Andrews will fight extradition.
At Smith's Hills, Kent County, N.B.,
Fiona Leblano, ��ged 22, who was indulg
ing in a Hallowe'en prank, was fatally
Bhot by Theodore Gogagne.
A murder is reported in South Durham,
Qte. John (Joodfellow, aged id, quarrelled with Henry Johnston, aged 18, and
struck the youth on the head, causing his
Hog cholera has broken out at Point
Winnipeg had tho first snow fall of the
seasou yesterday.
November 30 will be Thanksgiving Day
in the United StateB.
The Durham Teachers' Association met
in annual convention at Bowmanville.
Mr. John Charlton, M.P. for North Norfolk, addressed a large gathering at Tilsou-
C. H. Campbell has been chosen as Conservative candidate for the Commons iu
The semi-annual meeting of the New
York State Normal School Principals was
held in Toronto.
The Governor-General and the Countess
of Aberdeen paid a visit to the Jesuit Col-
lego at Montreal.
It is proposed to SSShft?- winter carnival
in Quebec City. A meeting to further the
project was held.
Argument in the case of Holliday vb.
Hogan was finished in the Supreme Court
at Ottawa and judgement reserved.
Canadian residents of San Francisco
have formed an association to see Canada
property represented at the Midwinter Fair.
The arbitrators appointed to adjust the
disputed accounts between tho Dominion
and the Provinces made their award at
The Earl of Derby in an address at
Preston, Eng., Baid that Canada had made
enormous strides in farming during the
last five yenrs.
Sir John Thompson, in an interview in
Montreal said that the Government intended calling Parliament as early a's possible,
at all events as early a.i last year.
William J, McCammon, barrister, of
Belleville, has married a wealthy young
lady of Chicago, who formerly resided in
St. Thomas, Ont., where Mr. McCammon
made her acquaintance years ago.
Three of ths Nswport, Ark., train robbers have been oanght.
Burglars stole $200 worth of cutlery
from T. Lawrsnoe's store, Lucknow.
A highway man relieved John Smith, a
Peel farmer, of $20 on the road near
A gang of highwaymen are operating
around Strathroy. Several robberies have
heen committed.
Northrop & Lyman's representative was
held up and robbed near Newbury, N.B,.
by two men, who took his goid' watch and
The Government has decided to impose
a fine of ��23,700 on Boyd, Ryrie & Camp
boll of Montreal, who recently smuggle.!
goods on which 57,900 duty should have
been paid.
Rogers & Simons, of Hamilton, photographers, have skipped out leaving an unpaid rent bill and taking with them a sum
of money received for advance payments
on photographs.
A Montreal firm which has been run
ning a produce and commission business
under the title of Shaw & Simpson has
eluBod its doors, and Simpson is alleged to
have departed with 57,000 of his customer's money,
The Imperial Parliament was opened.
Prince Windisoh-Groecz has consented
to form a now cabinet for Austria.
John Barry, National member of the
British Commons, says he will retire.
Tho Macedonian rebel Arnaut has captured and looted the Albanian town of
The French Senatorial elections take
place on January 7. Only one-third of the
members are elected.
Prince Alfred Windesch Gratz declines
to form an Australian Ministry; Connt
Ucrlachstein msy attempt the work.
Prince Antonio of Orleans, husband of
the Princess Eulalia, will join the Snanish
tl'OP-jB about to embark from Madrid to
At a congress of revolutionary Socialist
held in Brussels,  it was resolved to carry
on an active propaganda to bring about a
strike among the soldiers of Belgium and
"Les Hois," a drama by Jules Lemaitro,
in which Sarah Benhardt was to have
opened at a Paris theatre, has been interdicted because of objections by ths Austrian Ambassador.
Dr. Clark is dying in London.
Baron French is dead in Dublin.
Emperor William and King William will
go hunting together.
Hon. Edward Blake arrived in Queens-
town on the steamer Campania.
Duke Alfred of Saxe Coburg and Gotha
(tho Duko of Ediuburg), viBited the Queen
at Balmoral.
Chief Justice Sir Henry Strong is to
spend a part of his six mouths' leave of
absence in tho West Indies.
Sir Uliver Mowat was formally invested
With the badge of honorary membership in
the Independent Order of Forsters.
Sir John Thompson and the Dominion
mlnisti T3. v.-ho attended the funoral o.
Sir John Abbott, .returned to Ottawa.
The Governor-General and Lady Aber
den leoelved a delegation from the Mont
real NumeBmatic and Antiquarian .Society.
Mr. C. H. Mackintosh, ex-M.P., was
sworn in as Lieutenant-Governor of the
Northwest Territories by Lord Aberdeen
at Montreal.
The name of Mr. J. C. Wilson, ex-M.l'
for Argenteuil, Qu.3., is mentioned in con
DbOtion with the vacancy in the Senate
caused by the c?uath of Sir John Abbott.
Joseph Eugnae Bonnemere, the   historian, is di��d ��i Angers.
Tho funeral of tho lato Sir John Abbott
at Montreal was very largely attended.
Mr.   John EvsnH  Davis,   editor of Th.
Mitchell Advocate, 1�� dead, iged 55.
Hon. Thomas Lewis  Dodge, member of
tV LcgllBfttive Council, Kentville,   N. S.,
is '?.m1.
I     Major-General Sir  Christopher Charles
l Teesdale,  of  the British army, died  in
Tho United StateB Congress has adjourn
ed sino die.
Phil D. Armoar has given 550,000 to the
Armoni institute.
Thero wero 5,090 paid admissions to the
World's Fair Friday.
Great frauds against  Minnesota's pine
lands have been discovered.
The  U.S.   Foreign   Missionary   Society
I will meet in Baltimore next year.
President Cleveland   has   signed    the
| Chinese hill amending the Geary law.
The House Bill for a revenue cutter for
service on the lakes has passed tho United
[ Stales Senate.
California's vintage will be about 18,000,
000 gallons  this year,   2,000,000 gallons
more than last year.
The Viking ship has started on its jour-
uev from ChicugotoSt. Paul. It has been
presented to tbo Utter city.
Daring the six monthB of the World'.-'
Fab 7,!Jb'7,4U7 pieces of .mail matter were
despatched from Jackson Park and 7,121,-
i illli pieces were received.
| The United Sutes House of Representa
j tives concurred in the Senate amendment
, to the repeal bill and President Cleveland
' attached his sicnatnre to the law.
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��he  pacific  ��ituit&Um.
Tho article headod "A Monopoly of
Virtue," in tho last Issue of this Journal
did not go down well with the Columbian,
and our highly esteemed, though antiquated neighbor, is inclined to take umbrage at the good medicine, notwithstanding a noticeable improvement in tho
The "curiosity of literature" that wo
published last week from tho columns
of the Columbian was peculiar in this,
that it displayed an intolerance of
opinion quite out of character with the
times. Peoplo have grown to recognize
the fact that on all questions there may
be honest difference of opinion, and that
these differences may be. best discussed
without the use of rancorous epithets or
ill-founded accusations of wrong doing.
The Columbian has persistently asserted
that all the newspapers in this Province
that support the existing Ministry are
"mercenary and servile." In this style
of argument It stands alone among the
journals of British Columbia. Our
article of last week was an appeal to the
common sense of the community, and to
be perfectly fair we gave complete a
characteristic Columbian editorial in the
same column with our comments upon it.
Our contemporary, It is quite clear from
subsequent utterances, appreciates the
false position it has taken, but apparently finds a difficulty in getting out of tbe
"rut." We are told that the Columbian
does not hold the view that corruption is
a quality attaching to the newspaper
supporters of Governments in general,
but that " In tho specisl case of the pre-
" sent administration of British Coin in-
" bla���which is a very special case In-
" deed���we do hold that the Government
" has, by Its own acts and record, for
" felted, in a very special and unmistak-
" able manner, tbe respect, confidence
" and support of every patriotic citizen
" and sincere well-wisher of the Pro-
" vlncc." We hold this to be not merely
" a matter of opinion, but a matter of
" special and overwhelming demonstra-
" tion." Strong words these, but of exceedingly doubtful wisdom. Demonstration is a precise quantity. Let us call
up the evidence. It stands about this
way: The Columbian newspaper of New
Westminster takes the witness stand and
testifies in the clearest manner that the
Government has lost the confidence of
the. country. A jury composed ot the
Columbian newspaper of New Westmin
ster, after weighing the evidence, returns
a verdict of "no confidence." The Columbian newspaper of New Westminster then dons the ermine and
delivers jugdment of "demonstrated."
It doesn't at all matter that the Government still holds the confidence of the
Legislature, or that in all sections of the
Province Ministers are fittingly received
and banquctted by enthusiastic admirers.
The Columbian fiat has gono forth. It is
"demonstrated" that any opinion favorable to the existing Ministry Is false
opinion, pernicious and hurtful, and to
be abolished.   Call In the Inquisition.
In striving for an illustration by comparing the government of Mr. Davio
with that of Mr. Mcrcler in Quebec, our
antiquated but vigorous contemporary
is either very bold or very guileless. Of
course thero is not a shadow of similarity In the two cases. Tho position
of Mr. Davie's government as regards
opposition Is precisely the same as that
of all other governments In Canada, with
the difference that the grounds of complaint are neither as great nor as numerous as Ministries In tbe otjhar provinces
have to contend with. It Is the privilege
of oppositions, being Irresponsible bodies,
to urge reasonable and unreasonable objection to the party holding ollice, and It
Is not the least unpleasant part of responsible ministers' duties to havo to
submit to and contend against unjust
criticism from opponents. The position
of Meroler iu Quebec was something entirely different, That man was accused
of defrauding for his own gain, the
treasury he was appointed to guard, and
Of betraying in other ways the trust he
held from the Crown. He was arnsted
and tried as a criminal. Does the Columbian mean to sav there is a parity between Mr. Davie and Mr. Mercier?
Proceeding In the style that  Junius
would call "Declamation without argu-1
ment," and alluding directly to the press
of British Columbia, tbe Columbian says:
" If a government is essentially and
" demonstrably corrupt and untrust-
" worthy, the public journals that pros-
" titute their position to support it, are,
" of course, 'necessarily corrupt and sor-
" vile.'" There is no mistaking what
our neighbor means. The Columbian and
News-Advertiser b6ing the only papers in
the Province that support the Mainland
Opposition, are, therefore, the only
honest ones. All the others are corrupt
and servile, the country papers that say
occasional kind things of Mr. Davie and
his colleagues as well as the city journals that are avowedly constant supporters of the Ministerial cause in the
campaign now in progress. Perhaps
the Columbian can see nothing wrong in
taking such a position. Like a spoiled
child who has had too much its own
way, the perceptions of our neighbor
may be dulled to any rights but Its own.
Even in the Columbian's article in Monday's issue, referring to the Vernon
News and Kamloops Sentinel, an otherwise unobjectionable criticism is marrod
by a discourteous and unjust Inference
gratuitously thrown in that It all depends on which side thoy take whother
they are honest journals deserving of
support, or "mercenary and servile organs" deserving only of contempt. This
is pitiable and the Columbian is old enough
to know better.
Regarding our neighbor's assertion
that a majority of the weekly papers of
the Province "aro still arrayed In nn-
" compromising condemnation of his
" (Davie's) iniquitous Administration,"
this journal is still waiting for Information. The name of one solitary weekly
paper "arrayed" as above would be a
relief. The News-Advertiser Is the mouthpiece of tho Opposition leader, and the
Columbian is the mouthpiece of the Opposition's First Lieutenant. Except
those two honest journals, entirely above
suspicion of axe-grinding, there is not
another newspaper In B. C. that claims
to be a supporter of the Mainland Opposition.
in Surrey, the public interest appears to
domaud that the Municipal Council
should offer extra inducement in the way
of bonus or otherwise, not only with a
view to the public health and confidence,
but also as a matter of straight economy.
The need of inquests could thon be
avoided without putting individuals to
charges beyond their resources.
After a long strike entailing great loss
to all concerned, and a great deal of
want and misery upon the families of
tbe strikers, three thousand miners of
the Leigh district. Lancashire, England,
have resumed work at the same wages
paid before the strike commenced. What
a waste of money and comfort for
nothing I
Within the last couple of weeks two
inquests have been held in the Municipality of Surrey on the bodies of children. In the first case a boy who lived
with his uncle and aunt took ill in the
field. The case was not considered
serious, and ordinary remedies were applied with what appeared to be good
effect. Suddenly the boy took a turn for
the worse, and in a few hours was dead.
It was deemed advisable to hold an inquest and there was a post mortem examination of the body, which showed
that death resulted from inflamation of
bowels. The jury censured the boy's
guardians for not procuring professional
medical advice on the first manifestation
of illness.
On Sunday, a week ago, the thirteen
year old daughter of Mr. Haike, of Kensington Prairie, died suddenly, though
she had been ailing for some time along
with other members of the famllv. She
was buried the following day,' Rev. Mr.
McElmon officiating at the grave. On
Tuesday of this week the body was exhumed and an inquest held. A postmortem
examination disclosed the fact that the
girl had died of virulent diphtheria, a disease theretofore unknown in the district.
The verdict exonerated the parents, but
it was Implied that there had been neglect In not calling in  medical advice.
Above is a plain statement of facts in
these two cases. No one will question
the advisability of holding tha inquests,
and the verdicts are not in dispute. The
municipality foots the bill, and the public
mind Is satisfied. But beyond this, the
verdicts Incidentally deal severely with
tho heads of every family in Surrey. At
thoir peril may mothers, with the assistance of kind neighbors, treat children
for passing illness. A doctor must be
promptly called In regardless of expense,
otherwise a fond parent takes the risk
of an Inquest that has In many ways the
appearance of a criminal Investigation.
The Idea Is shocking. And yet some
' parents may have to take that risk, for
i there are lu Surrey, as In all new settle-
i incuts, many families who find It hard
enougb to Obtain tbe plain necessaries of
life, and to whom the payment of a doctor's hill of the ordinary kind for a trip
of ten or twenty miles would he a perfect
Impossibility. Thero Is not a practicing
medical man in Surrey, and the territory
Is a large one. Medical service must be
Obtained from Westminster, or Ladners,
or Langley, and in either case the cost
! Is quite beyond the paying power of
many worthy settlers.
It being a fact that diphtheria has obtained a hold In the settlement, any
spread of the terriblo malady will necessarily entail great hardship upon many
struggling families. Something should
be dono, and at once. If tho ordinary
medical practice of the district Is not
sufficient to induce a member of the
medical profession to tako up his abode
After the above was put into type the
writer had an Interview with Coroner
Pittendrigh, who stated that he also had
felt the difficulty Surrey settlors were
placed in for want of a resident medical
practitioner. At the inquest on Tuesday
he had suggested that steps should be
taken by tho authorities to place medical
skill within the reasonable reach of
people in need of it, and he was of the
opinion that if a doctor had been readily
available, the two lives above referred
to would have been saved.
American IVheat Yield,
St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 13.���Careful inquiry shows that only a small proportion
of the wheat crop of Minnesota and the
two Dakotas remains on hand. Tho
crop was 100,000,000 bushels, of which
80,000,000 bushels woro available for
sale. The movement of the crop lias
been enormous during the past few
weeks, with the result that 52,000,000 of
the 80,000,000 bushels have boon sold.
Farmers wero compelled to sell because
they needed money, and owing tn the
low price of wheat they had to sell
twice as much as In former years to
raise tho money necessary to keep them
through the winter and conduct fanning
operations next spring. Of the 80,-
000,000 bushols remaining nearly all will
be required by Minneapolis and Duluth
mills, and this amount, with tho amount
needed for consumption and seoding in
the northwest, will leave not a bushel
for sale outside. Northwestern farmors
recognize the necessity of having other
crops than wheat, but to mako the
change more money would be required.
This they cannot command, and will,
therefore be forced to continue raising
wheat almost exclusively for a year or
two longer.
Ottawa's Sntibocracy Receives a Stunning
Ottawa, Nov. 13.���Lord and Lady Aberdeen, since they settled down at Ri-
doau Hall a week ago, have not made
any formal public appearances except to
drive in state to St. Andrews' church.
Society people are calling at Rideau
Hall every day and leaving their names,
and a long invitation list is looked for,
when tho viceregal social festivities begin. Meanwhile a little Incident has occurred which will be the cause of no
end of discussion among the capital's
fashionable people. For weeks rehearsals have been going on for the production by the choir of Grace church of the
well known comic opera "La Mascotte"
for charity's sake at the grand opera
house. It was to be a notable society
event and has been looked forward to
with much expectation. Last weok
Lord Aberdeen was formally requested
to give his and Lady Aberdeen's patronage to the production. He instructed
his secretary. Mr. Gordon, to write a
reply stating that tho Governor-Genoral
and her excellency cannot patronize or
be present at tho proposed amateur presentation of "The Mascotte" on the
ground that the opera is suggestive and
improper in its plot. This decision has
fallen liko a bomb shell among the ladies
and gentlemen who have been preparing
"The Mascotte" and there is now talk of
abandoning it, though there are some
who think tt should be produced as arranged. Their excellencies are also In
vlted to a performance to be given by tho
cricket club of the "Chimes of Normandy," and his excellency has asked for a
copy of the piece before consenting.
J. D. Pemberton's Death.
J. D. Pemberton, the well-known pioneer of Victoria, fell dead from his horse
on Oak Bay avenue near Cadboro Bay
road Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock.
The cause of death was heart failure.
The deceased was returning from a run
of the hunt club in company with his
wife. They were talking, and Mrs.
Pemberton was riding on ahead of Mr.
Pemberton. Airs. Pemberton asked her
husband one or two questions and he did
not reply. This was as they were Hearing Cadboro Bay road. Sho turned
around and to her horror saw her husband prostrate on the ground. He had
fallen from his horse and the animal was
standing still. Aid was called, but It
was evident that Mr. Pemberton was
dead. Death was caused, the physicians
who were summoned said, from the
bursting of a blood vessel of the heart.
The remains wero removed to the house
ol Mr. Noblo, and afterwards taken to
tho family homo, "The Gonzales," Belcher street.
Joseph Despard Pemberton was born
In Dublin, Ireland, In 1821. He came to
Britisli Columbia as a colonial surveyor
in 1851 and served In that capacity till
1804, when he retired, purchased the
Gonzales farm, which was then some
distance outside the city limits of Victoria, and has since lived there. He
took an active part In colonial affairs in
early days and once was member of the
local legislature. He drew up plans for
the dredging of the Victoria harbor, and
the work Is now being done In accordance with these plans. Mr. Pemberton
recently entered Into business with his
son under the name of ,1. I), l'emborton
& Son, surveyors. Mr. Pemberton
leaves a wife and six children. Two
daughters anil a sou are in Victoria, and
two sons and a daughter are In England,
where they are being eilucatod.
Chicago, Nov. 14.���Two hundred people, mostly Germans, held a mass meeting at Aurora Turner Hall last night as
announced In honor of the murdered
martyrs for worklngmen's emancipation
on Nov. 11, 1H87. Lucv Parsons occupied a place on tho platform.
New York, Nov. 14.���The Evening Sun
says a meeting of the Executive committee of ihe National Republican committee will bo held In this city this week
and it is probable that tho first move
toward tho nomination of Gov. McKinloy
of Ohio for President In 1800 will then
be made.
Osceola, Neb., Nov. 15. ���Tho women
whitecaps' case, which caused a sensation bore a fow weeks ago, when a dozen
prominent women wero accused of flogging girls for alleged laxity of morals, was
settled yesterday by the accused women
pleading guilty to unlawful assembly
and being fined $5 each.
San Francisco. Nov. 11.���The arrival
of the fleet of whaling vessels, so many
of which camo in clean and their crows
consequently destitute, has caused a glut
in the sailor market. Men aro ready to
ship at almost any price, and yesterday
the American snip Sterling secured 16
men for a voyage around the Horn to
Now York for 50 cents a day.
Battle Creek, Mich., Nov. 15���After
four hours' deliberation the coroner's
jury rendered tho following verdict Iu
the Grand Trunk Inquest this morning:
"We find that said collision was caused
by gross dlsobedienco of orders given by
the train dispatcher, and we also find
Conductor Scott and Engineer Wollev,
train No. 6, guilty of criminal negligence
in running past the meeting point at
which they had positive orders to stop."
The Grand Trunk company is exonerated from all blame, the jury finding that
the company had furnished first-class
cars and all the latest improvements for
safety. Conductor Scott will have his
hearing to-day on tho charge of murder
in the first degree.
Ror.dout, N. Y., Nov. 15.���Ira Krum,
a fanatic who for years has claimed to
have revelations from God, but has
lived an honest lifo, died at his home In
Snydor Hollow, among the Caskllls, last
night. His death Is thought to have
been caused by starvation. Ho announced some timo ago that ho had a vision
In which ho had boon told that if he
should fast forty days ho would bo able
to walk upon tho wator. Bo fasted the
number of days and then attempted to
walk on the wator and was nearly drowned. Not long aftor this ho doclared
that be had bad another vision, in which
ho had been commanded to fast 20 days
more, Ho started on his fast, but became so broken down that nolghbors
compelled him to take nourishment, but
intervention came too late. Krum was
extremely religious and claims to have
had many visions.
Charlottotown, Nov. 15.���It Is understood that tho writs for the general
Provincial election will be Issued next
Erin, Nov. 15.���Mrs Mark Sutton, an
old resident, was found dead In a cistern
at her home last night. The trap door
was open and the deceased had evidently
fallen through in the darkness.
Heavy losses havo befallen several hog
raisers of tho Sarnla district of Ontario,
through hog cholera, imported from the
World's Fair. The lost animals were
chiefly prize winner, this making the
trouble the moro sorious.
Qnebec, Nov. 15.���Tho reported 111
health of Cardinal Taschereau has been
exaggerated. He has beon suffering from
stomach complaint, but Is now recovering, and this morning was walking in the
corridors of his palace, much improved
in health.
Winnipeg, Nov. 15.���Nominations for
the Winnipeg vacancy in the Houso of
Commons, took placo at noon to-day. Tho
Hon. Joseph Martin was nominated by
the Opposition and Mr. Colin H. Campbell by the Conservatives. Mr. Frank I
Clarke is Returning Officer.
Lieutenant-Governor Macintosh met
with a very painful accident at Reglna
on Monday. While driving from Government house to the offices, the team
took fright at a load of coal and ran
away, throwing off tho Governor. Fortunately no bones were broken. Ho Is
confined to his house as a result of his
bad shaking up.
Toronto, Nov. 15.���Atthe AssizosJohn
French was charged with feloniously
wounding his wife. A foaturo of the caso
was that undor the new code both the
prisoner and his wife were allowed to
testify. Tho woman swore most positi
vely her husband was Innocent and that
the evidence given by her against him
previously was false. The jury returned
a verdict of "Not guilty."
Quebec, November 15. ��� Almost all
of yesterday's sitting of the Quebec
legislature was occupied on the motion
of Cook (Ministerial) : "That in the
opinion of this House the reasons for an
upper chamber of tho Legislative Council
no longer exist, and that the same should
be abolished." Party lines were entirely
obliterated in the vote, and the House
decided in favor of the maintenance of
the council by a majority of six.
Joshua Davios, D. R. Kerr, and John
Teague are spoken of in connection with
the Victoria mayoralty.
William Wall, a well-known resident
of Victoria, and one of tho old advance
gua>-d of 1858, passed away Sunday at
the homo of his son, B. J. Wall, 23
Ridgo road.
Tho party sent North, undorConstable
Calblck's direction, In search of tho Sa-
vary Island murderers,has returned with
a report of "no success." Thoy gained
not the slightest clue as to Lynn's present whereabouts.
Police Officer Hooper died Tuesday
morning after an illness of eight days.
Mr Hooper, who was a popular member
of tbo force, leaves a widow and family
of young children. He was a member of
the Foresters, Knights of Pythias and
Masonic bodies.
The three-year-old son of car conductor llrinkiuiin, living on Pine street, was
lost on Saturday afternoon and was not
found until Sunday afternoon, lie
wandered away from home to Skinner's
Itotlom, where he spent the night. Ho
was found hy Mr. Pointer and oxcept
being hungry was none the worse for his
Tho sum of 84,000 of the award for
lossses undor the modus vtvendl of 18111
still remains in the hands of Collector
Milne and Capt. Gaudln, of the marine
and fisheries department. In some Instances tho money Is lu dispute, In others
insufficient proof has been .submitted,
whilo In others those to whom tho money
is duo cannot bo found. The relatives
of ono man to whom $150 was duo, and
who has sinco died, have refused to receive the money. Thoy are wealthy
Auiorlcans living at San Francisco. The
money in that particular case will revert
to tho government.
{{Officials of the post office aro having
a good doal of troublo with tho mall mat-
tor received frOm tho wreck of tbo train
which recontly plunged Into tho Fraser
rivor at Soablrd Bluff. Tho wator dissolved the mucilage so that tho envelopes
oponed, and in many instances became
separated from their contents, and as the
writing has become pretty weli obliterated it Is no easy task to find out to
whom the property should be sent.
Some of the letters contained money, one
not registered having S50, and money,
checks, and drafts and other valuable
papers were found loose In the bags. A
number of photographs, now badly disfigured, are on hand without any indication as to whom they should be
Captain Caffiro, a resident of Victoria
West and a well-known master of small
stoam craft, died at his home.near Russell
station, on Friday night. He had been up
and about as usual, though not feeling
quite himself, during the day, and In the
evening complained of severe pains in
the stomach and died in the arms of his
wife, while she was endeavoring to ease
his sufferings. Dr. A. Duncan, who was
called in shortly afterwards, did not believe the man dead, and simple tests
seemed to show that ho was right in his
opinion. A small vein of tho arm was
opened and the blood flowed sluggishly.
In the morning it had ceased to flow and
postmortem staining was plainly visible in
evidence of death. A certificate of death
assigns heart disease as the cause and
thei r'M bo no inquest, although such
an example of suspended animation as
was furnished on Friday night is very
unusual���In fact, hardly ever heard of.
B. F. English, of Ashcroft, owner of
thousands of bands of cattle, speaking
of tho prospects for the cattle men of
Chilton and Cariboo, says that they wero
nover better. Tho grass during tho past
summer has been exceptionally good,and
now tho ranges look as If no cattle had
been on them at all, so luxuriant has the
growth boen. The stock are fatter than
he has seen them at this season for the
tho past 15 years. Tho ranchers have
laid In a good supply of hay, so that
danger from losses through the winter Is
reduced to a minimum. With good prices
tho ranchers should be happy.
Tho accident by which C. J. Collum,
the bridge carpenter, lost his lifo, occurred about seven miles east of- Lytton
on Sunday afternoon. Along with J.
Sargont, another carpenter, the unfortunate man was proceeding along the
track on a hand car to another bridge,
having finished repairing one. A train
came along and they did not have time
to remove the car. Both jumped off,
but Collum, who was afflicted with heart
disease, did not run far enough away,
because when the engine struck the car
and threw it off the track a corner struck
him on the head. He succumbed after
lingering 21 hours.
Spokane, Nov. 15.���News has reached
here that the steamer State of Idaho,
which was sunk on Kootenay Lake on
Friday, was raised on Sunday and towed
to Kaslo. The Idaho went on the rocks
half a mile from Ainsworth at 7 a.m. A
line was thrown out to hold her bow
above water and soundings taken immediately showed seventy-five feet of
water undor her .rudder. The steamer
Ainsworth took off her passengers and
crew. The position of the Idaho was
perilous, and the slightest squall would
have made her a total loss. In this
emergency, Captain Shaw, who was at
the helm when the accident happened,
offered the vessel for sale at auction.
She was bought by a Mr. Alexander, of
Kaslo, for $350, although she cost ��30,-
000. Scows were placed alongside and
tho steamer was raised with little difficulty. The circumstances will be
thoroughly investigated by tbe Britisli
courts. The owners of the vessel will
probably question the validity of tho
THURSDAY, the 23rd day of November.
Instant, having been set apart and
appointed by His Excellency tho Governor-
Ooneral in Council as a day of General
Thanksgiving throughout the Dominion,
the Public Offices will bo closed on that day.
By Command.
Deputy Provincial Secretary.
Provincial Secretary's Office
Oth November, 1S9S.
WANTED, a man to plaster a liuuse.   Apply
at tho "Canadian" offico.
M. Jensen, Shop 39 McKtnzie Street.
Old Furniture repaired and made to look
liko new.   Furniture made to order.
A call solicited. Carpenterwork promptly attended to.
Hutu, the tailor.
Hop Lee's Laundry.
The above is tlie popular Laundry of the
City. Rates are moderate, and the work
is done In a satisfactory manner.
Importer and Manufacturer of
Harness, Saddles, Etc.
547 Front St., New Westminster,
Manufacturer of
Mineral Water,
Etc., Etc.
Factory In rear of City Brewery.
Cunningham St., Hew Westminster, B.C.
Opposite Reid & Currie's Foundry.
Of all kinds on hand.
A Call Solicited.
Columbia Street New Westminster.
The Latest and Choicest Patterns in Scotch
and English Tweeds. Etc.. for full and winter
Get Prices!
New Westminster.
The product of this Brewery is second
to none in the Province, and ranks
first-class wherever known.
Orders left at the Morchants' Excnange
or the Holbrook House will be promptly
attended to.
SEALED TENDERS, endorsed "New
Parliament Buildings, Victoria,
Contract No. 2," will bo received by the
Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works up to one o'clock p.m. of
Thursday, 30th November, 1893, ior the
several trades required in the erection of
now Parliament Buildings at James Bay.
Victoria, B.C.. viz.:���
1. The excavator, mason and brick
layers' work.
2. Tho carpenter and joiner's work.
3. Tho slaters and plasterer's work.
4. Tho copporsmlth's work.
9. The smith and Ironfounder'swork.
(I. Tho plumber's work.
7. The painter's work.
Tondcrs will bo rccolved for any ono
trade or for the whole work.
Tho plans, details, etc., as prepared by
F. M. Rattonbury, Architect, can be
scon at the oflice of the undersigned on
or after Monday, Octobor 16th, 18113, and
complete qi.antltlos clearly describing the
wholo of the work can bo obtalnod on
payment of $20 for oach trado. This
sum will be returned to tho contractors
on receipt of a Imtajide tondor.
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accopted bank cheque equal to two
por cent, on tho amount of each trado
tendered for, which will bo retained as
part security for tho duo performance of
tho work. Tho chequo will bo returned
to unsuccessful competitors, but will bo
forfeited by any bidder who may decline
to execute a contract If callod upon to
do so.
The lowost or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Deputy Commissioner of Lands
and Works.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., September 28th, 1893 nn
iluardln the President. I
The murder of Carter Harrison by
Prendergast calls attention to the subject of the danger of public men from
the genus "cranks."
No other president has ever been so
closely guarded from dangerous cranks
as is Mr. Cleveland now. The precautions taken for his protection are unprecedented. Thore seems to be an epidemic of lunacy just now, and demented
persons generally make the White House
their Mecca. An average of two of them
each day havo called to see the chief
magistrate during the past month.
Most of them aro harmless, but a few
are dlsposod to be violent, like the fellow the other day who demanded the
president's chair and declared his anxiety
to settle the claim at once with pistols.
Ordinarily it is very difficult for a
crank to approach the president. Just
now it is practially impossible. Each
visitor at tho White House must undergo a rigid scrutiny before being admitted.
To begin with, his appearance must
satisfy the door-keeper. Otherwise his
business is demanded. In nineteen cases
out of twenty a crank is recognizable at
the first glance.
Passing under the eyo of the captain
of the guard at tho foot of the stairs,
the caller goes up to tho second floor and
stops at tho president's door, whoro
stands a Cerberus in the person of a
known and trusted sargoant whoso orders boing that only members of tho cabinet shall bo admitted, thoro is no chanco
to get by him. But tho portal Is further
protectod by an attendant named Davis,
placed thore within the last fow days for
the express purpose of looking out for
cranks, and for that purpose only. He
is a policeman and carries a gun. which
he would not hesltato In usiug If there
was occasion.
Only the other day Mr. Thurbor received warning from an acquaintance
that there was a crank, recently discharged from one of the departments, coming
to see the president and threatening to
use violence. The namo and description
wero given of the person, who was subsequently identified on his arrival. However, the private secretary sent word to
the captain of tho guard to let him come
up, considering It better to havo it out
with the man and have done with it.
He was wild of speech and emphatic
in his demand for ro-instatoment in office,
but in five minutes he made his exit as
meek as a lamb, and started off cheerfully to see the civil service commissioners. Nevertheless, during the interview
he alarmed the president's factotum considerably by reaching for something in
his hip pocket. But It was only a bundle
of papers he sought.
A case of quite a different sort was
that of a colored man who came one
night���It happened to be while Mr. Cleveland was away���and said he had all
kinds of things in his boots, such as
lizards, snakes and rats. He had had a
dream that the only person who could
cure his complaint was the president,
and must see him at once. The visitor
was arrested, and it took about six men
to get him into tho cell at the police station.
Another time, about 10 a.m., a strange
man suddenly opened the door of the executive mansion from the outside, poked
his head in, and yelled in a voice that
waked the silent echoes of the night :
"This is mv house. Get out." Then he
slammed the door and vanished. But
presently ho reappoared and repeated
the performance. This timo be was
seized aud remonstrated with. He explained that be objected to Mr. Cleveland
occupying tho White House, which was
his property. An asylum claimed him
One nocturnal guest of Goneral Harrison's was a crank who climbod over
the iron picket fenco in the rear of the
executive mansion while the president
was sitting on the back piazza iu company with Representative Mudd of Maryland. The visitor coolly walked up on
the porch and took a seat. The president rang a bell to summon one of the
guards, aid tho intruder, ou being removed, explained that ho simply "had
business" with the chief magistrate.
Once tn a whilo a drunken man gets
into the White House at a reception.
It is wonderful to observe the system by
which a person so affected with liquor is
ejected, being passed along from one
guard to another until ho reaches the
driveway outside. It is all dono so quickly as to excite no attention. At entertainments in the executive mansion six
sentries are always on duty. They are
all men of great muscular strength. On
such occasions two of them stand close
to the president, watching overy person
with whom he shakes hands, and at the
slightest Indication of a hostile intent
on the part of a guest he would be seized.
It should be explained that Mr. Clove-
land himself has littlo or no notion of
the precautions which aro taken to protect him from crazy visitors. Fortunately nearly all of the latter are haru.cless.
Quite one-half of them are religious
maniacs. Of this sort was a visitor who
brought a tin box for the president, in
which he said he had a new kind of religion. Only a few days ago a woird-
looking Individual knelt and prayed for
som time ou tho White House steps.
Nearly all tho cranks claim intimate
acquaintance with tho chief executive,
and Invariably the business thoy havo
to transact with blm is of tho utmost
The persistence of the crank Is ono of
the most extraordinary attributes of tbo
genus. When general Grant was in
the White Mouse a woman named Thurston came In to him with a deed on parchment of tho entire stato of Maine. Sho
wantnd him to accept lt In trust for tho
people and to pay hor un annuity In consideration thereof. Subsequently she
made a similar application in reference
to a like paper which proved her title In
The Savary Island Murder.
The Vancouver World gives the following digest of what was brought out at
the resumed Inquest on Wednesday relating to tho murdor of Green and Taylor:
While Officer Calbick and party got
no trace ot Lynn, whose absence is bis
accuser, they came across a number of
facts, incidents and circumstances which
indicated that the coast Indians know
more about the affair than they care to
tell. A man came to Lund's about three
weeks before the murder looking for
Lynn. He had a large flat-bottomed
boat, partly housed in with canvas. He
said Lynn had promised to meet him
there and go with him fishing and trapping for the winter. After the party had
gone Lynn called at Lund's and asked if
a man had been there looking for him,
and said that thoy had arranged In Vancouver to meet at Lund's and go trapping This man and his boat are known
to havo gone north of Alert bay ; but
Lynn was not with him. Whilo at Alert
bay he traded a pair of spy-glasses for
some food. It is possible that Lynn,
hearing that this man has gone north,
has joined him. Some Siwashes and a
Klootchman called at Manson's on Oct.
28th and said they had left all tho white
men drunk at Green's place on Savary
Island. They had left there early In tho
morning and wero in a hurry. These
Indians, ono a half negro, had returnod
from hop-picking. On tho way to the
village whore thoy belonged the oflicors
met somo Indians who alarmed those at
tho village by tiring their guns as if
thoy had been out for tho purpose Tho
father of tho half-breed seemed very
much frightened. Ho said his son had
como from the hop fields two months bofore, but that he did not know where
ho was at that timo. All other natives
met docllned to givo any Information.
In fact they all seemed to bo working
on the Chinese plan of knowing nothing,
one surprising thing being that thev Inquired at ono or two places, beforo tho
murder was mentioned to tbem, if Lynn
had been killed. Thoy refused to say
why thoy thought he had been killed.
Another curious thing was tbat ono Ke
Yackmay, a drunken, worthless kind of
a Siwash, had, after tho murder, been
wanting to purchase $900 worth of blankets at tbe store at Alert bay.
The inquest was resumed at tho City
Hall this morning before Capt. Pittendrigh. In connection with the affair,
the coroner said that in cases of this
kind the bodies, when found, should be
left untouched till the coroner or Government agent had an opportunity to
view them. The position of the body
and the disposition of things in the immediate vicinity often furnish a valuable clue, and the moving of the remains might destroy evidence as to
whether the deaths were homicidal, suicidal or accidentia.
John Hanson, one of those who went
to the scene first, was examined. He
told the story much as it has already
boen given in these colums. From the
way he found things he was assured that
the guns had been placed beside the
bodies after death and their cold lingers
laid across the stocks. Ho saw Green's
wad of money a short time before. There
was at least $300 In it, and probably
more. Taylor had told him that he bad
about $70 which he had hidden In a holo
In the ground. He had seen Lynn's
boat, but he was not suro whether It had
a centre-board or not.
The coroner asked him particularly
about the boat, because he said that one
answering the description given of
Lynn's had been found on the shore up
north. It had the oars, etc., in lt, and
bad been newlv painted bluo, the paint
pot being in the boat.
Charles Thulln, keeper of the Malas-
plna hotel at Lund's, was the next wit-
noss. He said that Green and Lynn had
beon at his place together on the Thursday before the murder. Green bad enquired when tho Comox was going to
The jury brought in a verdict of murder by persons unknown.
pedo boats. Several English naval officers are preparing to accompany the expedition.
Tortured to Death.
Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 13.���An almost incredible story comes from Fort
White, situated near the phosphate
mines and convict camps, twenty miles
from Lake City. Henry Boggs and three
other negroes charged with the murder
and robbery of VV. I. Duncan, a white
storekeeper, were victims of the mob's
fury. Boggs was taken from the police
and shot, after which his body was mutilated. One account says ho was not
dead when the mutilation began. Members of tho mob cut his flesh with knives,
and when he cried out part of a blanket
was crammed into his mouth. Another
statement is'to the effect that slits were
cut and his eyes stitched up and then
gouged out. As to the other three captives they escaped, but horrible cries and
groans heard in the swamp shortly after
the escape cause people to conclude that
they had also suffered. Some say they
wero treated with greater severity than
Boggs, one being burned alive iu an effort to extort a confession. Pieces of
pitch wero set on firo and stuck into his
quivering flesh until he died. An authentic account of tho affair will
ably never be ootalncd, as tbo whole
community is Implicated and the region
is a wild one where people do not stand
on ceremony. It would bo a dangerous
thing for any man to go there and undertake an investigation.
The intimation that the construction of
tho Kaslo-Slocan railway is to immediately begin causes the Nelson Miner to congratulate the Noisy City in this wise:
This moans a great deal to that town
(Kaslo), and it is to be hoped that time
will not develope any more hitches in the
programme. Those who have stood by
tho place when everything present and
future looked blue should now reap tho
reward of their faith and their tenacity.
A trail Is being constructed from the
south fork of Carpenter creek. It begins
near the mouth of Sandon creek and will
run direct to the Rico, then switch back
to the Noble Five group. A branch will
be built to the Blue Bird. The trail that
has hitherto been used is about seven
miles in length; the new one will not
exceed four miles.
NOTICE is hereby ffiven that application
. will be made to tho Parliament of Canada at its next Session, for an Act to Incorporate a '"Vimpnny to construct, maintain
and opor *e ti Canal or Navigation from
some point, on iturrard Inlet In or near Port
Moody in British Columbia, thence in an
Easterly direction to some point on Pitt
River in Township 40 or in Township 9; nnd
Telegrams may now be sent to Lar-
doau.on Arrow Lake,and Naksup, ofllc��s
havinK been opened at theso two points
by tho C.P.R. Telegraph Co.
nrob-   wlt'1 P��Wnr  to  construct  and  operate all
1 I works and structures necessary  or   proper
in connection therewith; to acquire by purchase, expropriation or otherwise lands for
tlie purposes of the Company and to dispose
thereof, to eharpo and collect tolls and dues,
to build wharves and  store  or warehouses;
to build or purchase Steamer   or Sailing
Vessels, scows and  bnrjres.   torechilm lands
and foreshores to construct nnd operate tel-
egrapb or telephones nnd to do all other acts
Incidental or necessary to the objects above
Dated this 2nd day of November 1K(>:t
| Solicitor for tho applicants.
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 seS
out our present stock at great reduced
for new goods, for the next sixty days
prices  to  make  room
P. O. Box 40.').
Tklepiionk 7-4.
they are se
Trouble in Brazil.
Rio Janeiro, Nov. 13.���Of the torpedo
boats whicli President Poixoto has just
purchased, five were bought in Germany,
and are of the double-rammed class. A
prominent Brazilian at present here says
that to his knowledge Admiral Mello has
not the least idea of restoring the monarchy should his revolution prove successful, l'rivate cables received hero
from Lisbon convey the information that
Mello is whining lots of friends In Europe, none, however, from among the
followers of the deposed royal famllv.
It is reported in Rio that Mello is going
south soon, and will leave Admiral Sal-
dana do Samo in command of the llect in
Rio bay. The report that the United
States will permit Peixoto's newly purchased vessels to leave Now York harbor
flying the Start-' and Stripes Is not favorably regarded by tho friends of Mello
all over South America.
Buenos Ayres, Nov. 13.���Information
has been received from Rio to the effect
that President Peixoto has again extended the time that martial law shall
bo operative until Nov. 30th. Further
news from Rio states that Admiral Mello
lias warned all families living in the
vicinity of tho marlno and war arsonals
that ho intends to bombard both sections
of the city. Tho English squadron protested that lt would be necessary to allow 48 hours for foreigners to lcavo, and
such notlco has not beon given. Admiral Mello, so It Is rumored, Is seeking
a pretext for violating tho agreement
between himself, Peixoto and representatives of foreign powers In respect to
preserving Rio as an open city.
All thu hanks In the city worn closed
on Saturday aud the bombardment of
the city renewed. Thoro was somo
heavy lighting between tho rebel  forces
fee to tho whole of the   United   States,   and loyal troops at Nlctheroy.   The lire
Iu return sho demanded an allownco of
8300,000 por annum. Since March 4th
last sho was scon socking an Interview
with Mr. Cleveland. She o.vns- all Europe now and Is anxious to hypothecate
the property.
West Ray City, MIc, Nov. 13.���An attempt to wreck the Michigan Central
passenger express train, which left horo
for Mackinaw on Saturday afternoon,
was mado five miles north of Choboygan
at 7 that evening. Thoro was a dense
fog and the engineer did not see tho obstruction until tho ouglno crashed into
it. Tho locomotive cleared a way
through, and whon tho train was stopped
it was found that ton tlos had been piled on the track. There was a large sum
on the express car, and lt Is supposed
that If the attempt had been successful
the miscreants would have tried to rob
the express car.
from tho fort finally sank a rebel tor
podo boat, though not beforo the Insurgents' gnus had Inflicted considerable
damage on Nicthoroy. A republican
newspaper in Rio roports the Federal
troops defeated In Marcao Lopoz. Tho
British consul has advised shipping interests that all goods now In tho harbor,
either ou ships or llghtors, will hereafter
bo protected by tho commanders of
foreign warships. Tho revolutionists
have gained a foothold on land In the
suburb of Caretta and bold it In spite of
considerable skirmishing. It Is learned
on good authority that a well-known
English retired naval officer Is forming a
small fleet of cruisers and torpodo boats
In England, In command of which he intends to proceed to tho assistance of
Admiral Mollo. He has already purchased two ships which he has fitted up
as cruisers, r,nd is negotiating with leading Thames ship builders for  two  tor-
100 lb. Sacks Shorts, $1 26
100   lb. Sacks   Beans,     1  16
90 lb. sacks rolled Oats, 3 60
10O lb. sacks of Wheat, 1 oo
6 lb.  Boxes of Tea,    1 1o
6o lb. mats China Rice,   1 86
Hungarian Flour, $4 70 per barrel
0 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
Ml other Groceries at very Lowest prices for Cash
Don't forget the address:
Opposite C. P: R. Station, Columbia St
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 given to the Mainland Trade.
ULU    I
Timber,   Lumber,   Shingles,   Lath,   Piekets,  Doors,
Windows,  Frames, Mouldings,  Honse Finish,
Mantels,   School    Seats and Desks,
Fruit and Salmon Boxes,
&c,    See.
Importers   of  Plate,   Sheet,   and Fancy Glass
Lumber  accurately  Sawn,
Orders  Promptly  Filled.
D. L Y AL <fc CO.,
Books, Stationery, Fancy Goods,
Pianos,  Organs,  Music,   etc.
B.  C.
Oldest Business Premises in the City.
Who carries the largest and best selected stock
of woollens in the city ?
His goods
and he
are all new and of the latest design.
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.
����� xilxvE),
New Westminster, B. C.
D. S. CURTIS & Co., New Westminster.
Clothing, Men's Furnishings,
Hats and Caps, Trunks and Valises
Try a Pair of ��2.50 or $8.00 Pants.
A Fine Assortment of
Gentlemen's Japanese  Smoking Jackets
Corner Columbia and Mary streets, New Westminster.
Visitors and cltlr.ons to tho Exhibition wltl
soo this greatest attractions In tho
Ever shown In WESTMINSTER at the
Toronto Shoe Store,
Wo have studied the wants of the
peoplo for a year, and we boliovo we
know what thoy want, and havo the
goods Solid, substantial linos from tho
best manufacturers In tho business.
Prices to suit tho times, and that meant
at figuros unknown in British Columbia.
beforo our advent. Wo havo taken the
load in that respect, and wo are going to
keep it.
Established 1863.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers
Carpenters' Tools, Farm and Garden Implements.
Shears, Scissors and Razors, Table and Pocket Cutlery
Axes, Picks, Mattocks, Shovels and Spades.
Cross-cut Saws, Buck Saws and Hand Saws.
Peevies, Canthooks, Wheelbarrows and Scrapers,
Baling Wire, Russel Barb and Woven Wire Fencing.
Iron and Lead Pipe, Pumps and Sinks.
White Lead and Bed Lead, Dry and Mixed Colors, Enamel and Carriage Faints and Artists' Table Colors.
Lubricating and Paint Oils, Kerosene Oils, Cycle and Sewing
Machine Oils.
Tinware,  Wooden ware,   Enamelled   Iron   Ware,   Lanterns,
Baskets, Pails, Tubs, Brushes, Mops, Brooms
Churns and Wringers.
Paint & Varnish, Whitewash, Scrubbing & Blacking.
Manilla, Cotton and Lisal Rope, Baling Rope, Binder Twine,
Hop Twine, Salmon Twines, Sack Twine, Lath Yarn, etc.
Lime, Plaster and Cement, Drain Pipe, Terra Cotta
Chimney Pipe.
KilU-M. Shot <Jiiiis. Hevolvere*, Cartridge Hell* and (Jim (Jukcm,
(!arlri��lK��'N, NIicIIh, Wad*, <.'a��M ami I'rlmcru, Shot and
Bullctg, Powder iu bulk and in IIiihUm,
Ctaiuc TrawN, Kit:, Etc.
Prices Reasonable.     Correspondence Invited.
Country Orders will receive Prompt Attention,
OT m n c h waa
known about the
little villa, in the
neighbourhood of
Seuent'e Park,
where Muriel O'Connor dwelt in the
summer of 18���. It
lay back: hidden
in the trees and
shrubbery of its
well-grown garden,
and behind a high
wall at the junction
of two pleasant thoroughfares lined with
more pretentious
residences, it was at
once self-contained
and inscrutable.
There was no number ta the house;
it had been overlooked by the authorities to this extent; there was no name
either, but that of the tenant, on the
gate-post of the one modest entrance:
only a tiny brass-plate bearing upon it
the word "O'Connor." The neighbours,
such of them ns took any interest in the
matter���a trifling minority, for this is
not an inquisitive quarter���were undecided as to the precise identity represented by this simple name O'Connor, and,
for lack of tho information, were content to placo the worst construction
iqlon the mystery surrounding it. The
servant-girls, a fairly reliable source of
private inquiry, knew nothing about the
" house at the corner," for none of them
had succeeded in making the acquaintance of the domestics there. The tradesmen called for orders and received ready-
money for all goods delivered; so these
recording angels had nothing to tell
about their customer, except that ho (or
she) had the best of everything, plenty
of it, and " paid regular on the nail."
No one seemed to have caught so much
as a glimpse of tho house or garden. The
supplies were taken in at a wicket in
the solid gate, and the postman popped
a correspondence into the box, rang the
bell, and went on his way as unenlightened as he came. But the postman wrs
the best-informed person of any, for he
could read the subscription of the letters
he delivered. Some were for "Mrs.
O'Connor," some for " Miss Muriel
O'Connor," and some for " M. O'Connor,
Esq.,"so there appeared to be a family
living at the corner-house; but so many
persons passed through the gate in the
wall that it was impossible to distinguish
those who belonged there from those
who were merely visitors.
It was remarked that, although the
gate was at some distance from the
house, and those who pulled the loud-
clanging "servants' bell "were always
kept waiting for some minutes before
their application was responded to, those
who pressed the little electric button,
designed especially for visitors, had the
gate opened for them without an instant's
delay. The visitors, therefore, were subjected to the least possible public scrutiny. No sooner did they halt at the
gate than they usually touched the electric bell, and, the gate spontaneously
opening, they lost no time in stepping
The gate not being overlooked by the
adjacent houses, this arrangement might
have escaped observation, had not an
impatient butcher-boy, tired of waiting
to deliver a fore-quarter of lamb, on one
occasion tried to "hurry them up" by
pressing the visitors' hell with his greasy
ringer. The gate promptly oponed, and
he stepped inside, urged by curiosity,
but a good deal awed by the mystery of
the place. But the gate closing automatically behind him, merely shut him
into a little covered porch, where it was
evident that the visitors were accustomed to await the coming of a man-servant,
half-porter, half-gardener, who, now,
finding the butcher-boy squatted upon
i seat devoted to his betters, rated him
ioundly for his impudence, and turned
lim and his excellent fore-quarter of
amb roughly into the street.
But, however jealously guarded the
>ntrance to this mysterious villa, we, in
>ur invisible and spiritual quality, may
joss within, and take note of what is
lapponing under its roof.
There has been a very pleasant little
rinner-party at the house at the corner,
,n number five persons���three ladies and
two gentlemen. The latter have just
sauntered through the conservatory,
which links the dining-room with the
drawing-room, to "join the ladies,"
after the privilege of an extra glass and
a cigar all by themselves.
Ernest Clavers, Lord Willmore, a
slightly-built but athletic and graceful
young man of twenty-six, with dark hair
and eyes, and a small blonde mustache
daintily curled at the ends, has been for
some months a regular caller upon the
lady who in herself represents the whole
family of father, mother, and daughter
pictured by the postman's imagination.
Muriel O'Connor is addressed as a
spinster by those who know her well, as
a matron by those who have but a Blight
acquaintance with her, and as a man by
thoso who only guess at her sex by the
indications of her squaro handwriting
and tho masculine tone of her letter?
There is no "M. O'Connor, Esq.," nor
is thoro any " Mrs.  O'Connor."   Muriel
is a singlo woman,   with  apparently a
comfortable  independence.   She has a
friend and companion, one Laura King-
don,  who goes with  her everywhere,
frequent the house.   The ohatcllany of
��nd helps to ontortain the guests who
j the O'Connor stronghold,  however,  an-
j pears to rest with a gaunt, mare-built
[ woman of uncertain age mid taciturn
: maimer, who seldom talks, aud usually
i iisapponrs dii'outly after dinuoi', but who
oevert belcss either is, or scorns to bo, for
; propriety's sake, the head of the O'Con-
[ nor household.   Between this lady, Mrs.
I Donovan, and Muriol a sort of under-
| standing subsists, by virtue of which
the  former  is  uniformly  allowed  as
When last Lord Willmore made a call
at the little villa, Muriel received him
alone, and his disappointment was so
perceptible that she laughingly took
pity upon him. and invited him to meet
her companion at dinner on the following Friday.
She laughed again at his eager accept
Auce, and remarked:
j   " It is plain that, if you are to enjoy
; yourself, I shall have a very dull time of
j it unless I invite other guests, and if I
do that I shall spoil  sport  altogether.
Have yon not somo particularly agree;
[ able friend who is dying to know me,
| whose society will compensate for tlie
, loss of yours, should you by any chance
become absorbed during tho .evening!"
And it happened that Lord Willmore
thought at once of his very excellent
guide, philosopher, and friend, the Hon.
Cecil Chester, a rising politician, M. P.
for a Scotch borough, and at this time
acting as unpaid private Parliamentary
secretary to the Chief Secretary for Ireland, in virtue of which he occupied a
seat in the House immediately behind
the Irish Secretary.
Cecil Chester was Lord Willmore's
senior by fully ten years, but they were
chums of the closest description, and the
counsel of this oracle was always sought
by the younger man on occasions of
doubt or difficulty.
Doubt and difficulty had now arisen.
Willmore had fallen pretty deeply in
love with the modest companion of the
brilliant and fascinating Muriel O'Connor ; and the man of fashion, who had
entered that house as a heart-whole
idler, returned to it again and again
with awkward affections and honourable
aspirations. Lord Willmore was not a
bad fellow, judged by the standard of
the jer.nesse doree ; but bad he been the
worst of his class, his vicious impclses
must have quailed before the indomitable innocence of Laura Kingdon. The
radiance of her dark blue eyes spread a
halo of sanctity about her, an adamantine shield from which all evil thoughts
fell shattered.   Willmore had sought the
j acquaintance of Muriel O'Connor out of
idlest curiosity at the instance of a
friend. He was presented to Laura
KingdOn, and henceforth had  Ho other
. dream than to make this girl, whose gaze
: was like the deep summer Hoa, his wife.
But  Laura Kingdon was  of obscure
origin���clearly, emphatically a daughter
! of tne people. The contemplated alliance
!  involved desporate trouble with the Earl
liis father and the Countess his mother,
and a huge scandal among all his ro-
j lations as well as the outrageous busy-
| bodios he had to recognize as his friends.
However, aR the time went on, and his
Eassiou dominated him more thoroughly,
e thought himself equal to defying them
all if he had but the approval of Cecil
Chester. Chester was no sentimentalist;
Chester was a cold, shrewd man of the
world; Chester was his best friend and
truest well-wisher; Chester should decide.
And so it happened that Lord Will-
more jumped at this opportunity, and
begged leave to bring the Hon. Cecil
Chester with him to dine on the following Friday.
He was a little piqued at the nonchalance with which Muriel consented to
receive his friend.
He did not observe the strange gleam
of satisfaction, one might almost say of
anticipated triumph, that flitted over her
handsome Celtic face.
'���^he ladies are doubtless in the garden, " said Lord Willmore as he entered
the drawing-room, followed by his
friend; "shall we join them there?"
But Chester did not seem to be so disposed. He deliberately deposited himself upon a lounge near the open French
window, and began to trifle moodily with
a dagger of curious Oriental workmanship that hung in its sheath against the
wall. This ordinarily light-hearted and
vivacious man of society seemed to have
something weighing upon his mind.
Willmore paused under the verandah
and came back to him.
"What's the matter, Cecil? What's
up, man ? You've become very silent
during the last half-hour. I've been
running on. and didn't notice you.
Dinner disagreed?"
" Devilish good dinner. I came prepared to be made ill, but that's all right.
First-rate cook���can't be Irish."
" There's something you want to say
to me���something unpleasant, I can see.
Out with it, old chap I You don't like
aer, eh ?"
"Who could help liking her?"
There was an evasiveness in the reply
which did not satisfy a lover's craving
for unqualified approval. Willmore drew
a chair close to his mentor, and, seating
himself, said:
" Tell me frankly your impression."
Chester ceased playing with the dagger, and looked his young friend straight
in the face.
" Let's get away as soon aa we decently
can," said he.
Wilmore stared at him.
ft" Get away ?" he muttered.
"Yes," replied the other decisively,
adding, "and never come back."
Willmore's face expressed the utmost
'' You cannot mean that you distrust
her !" he gartped.
Chester replied with some reluctance :
" It is hardly generous to say so, after
taking salt together, but as   friend to
friend I must own that I think  her a
j dangerous woman."
"Dangerous? Ah, yes I to one's peace
i of mind, of course.   She's more���she's
"Fatal is the word."
Chester drew the Japanese dagger
again from its sheath, and felt its razorlike edge with his thumb.
"But that is  her  beauty," pursued
Willmore anxiously; " You don't mean
a word against���"
i    His friend interrupted him by humming an air sufficiently familiar :
" I know 5 maiden fnir U> see���
Taku cure I
She hath iwout eyes nnd wonderful hair*-
i 1 beware I "
"Upon my soul !" cried Willmore,
"I was not prepared to hear you draw
j unfavourable deduct ions from her eyee
: ���such a heavenly blue���"
"Are they blue?"
" Aro thoy bine I If you had looked
into them as passionately as I have done,
vou would know they aro most wonderful eyes."
" Wonderful eyes, but not blue."
"Not blue 1 What are thoy, thon ?"
"I'llbut you ten to four they're yellow. "
"You must ho mad, Cecil ?" cried the
lover indignantly. " If you are as mistaken about her charactor as you are
about the colour of her eyes, I can't rely
much upon your opinion."
"Pardon me, I have said nothing about
her ohsruetor."
" You call her ' dangerous.' "
"And you call her 'beautiful.' Come,
Ernest, bo sensible, and admit that there
is something too much of the enchantress's spell about this house and at least
one of its occupants."
"Indeed, I see nothing here but elegance without pretentiousness, an unaffected, generous, and graceful hospitality, a couple of ladies who have all the
charm of good breeding and cultivation
combined with a most refreshing Bohem-
Cecil Chester nodded, and replaced tbe
, dogger on tho wall.
"My dear boy," said he, " you might
run on in that strain for hours, aud I
should not have the heart to disagree
j with you. Thank your stars if I have so
j far retained the use of my brains as to
j sound the alarm and pass the word to
i retreat in good order."
He rose and stood by the window, ga2-
j ing into the garden brilliant with June
blossoms ;  the  flower-beds  were well
! tended, but apparently without design,
their gaiety having  the same natural
grace as that of the presiding genius of
i the paradise.   Willmore rose also and
followed his friend, linking his arm in
i Chester's aud speaking in lower tones:
"I told you candidly, Cecil,  when I
I proposed to you to come here with me,
j that there was  a  certain dubiousness
j about this hoviBe and the lady who was
to be virtually   your  hostess,   for,  of
. course,   the  old  she-dragon is only a
| chaperon.   There was a mystery here
j which I could not fathom.   My original
opinion has been modified by the  discovery under this roof, in permanent as-
j sociation with Muriel O'Connor, of so
1 unmistakably pure and high-minded a
! woman as Laura Kingdon.   I perceive
: that you, having no such bias, are in-
I clined to think wo are in the domain of a
Circe.   Assuming that to be the case, I
. am tho more bent upon rescuing Laura
from a compromising connection which
must have come   aiiout  from circumstances beyond her control.   You would
not venture to include Laura Kingdon
in your suspicions 1"
" 1 have not thought about he��," was
Chester'! reply.
!     Willmore Boomed taken aback.
" Not thought about her? Why, man,
that was tho very object of your visit!
Not thought about hor! Whom have wo
: beon  speaking   about,   then,  all  this
" Muriel O'Connor.   I bet you ten to
; four that she has yollow eyes."
"They may be any colour, for all I
care.   I wanted your opinion of Laura.
; I am in love���I own it.   That being the
case. I mistrust my own judgment and
] want yours, you cool-headed, unimpres-
J sionable devotee of books and politics."
"Unimpressionable I"   Cecil Chester
stroked his close-clipped golden board,
and  a   soft   light  shone  in his dark
eyes, different from any expression Will-
more had seen there before.   "Unimpressionable ? Let me tell you, Ernest,
in the strictest confidence, that our hostess has made a stronger impression upon
me than any woman I ever yet saw in all
mv life."
"But Laura Kingdon?" urged the1
other, too much absorbed in his own interests to weigh heedfully this confession
of his friend.
Chester shook his head.
" I am awfully sorry, my dear fellow,
but I was so attracted, so allured, that
���that I fear I have neglected my duty
as your special privy councillor sadly:
I will observe her more closely now."
'' But surely she must have made some
impression upon you ?"
"She seemed very quiet."
" Altogether different from my Lady
O'Connor, eh ? Quiet beyond all misgiving���you admit that ?"
" Indeed, I admit nothing of the kind,
I counsel you to run away. The very
fact of her being here in close companionship with a���with such a lady as
Muriel O'Connor is���"
" Nothing, my dear Cecil! nothing in
the world I She will explain all to me in
due course. It is such a delicate matter
to question her upon. It is not as if the
shadowness of the O'Connor were on admitted thing; for all you and I know,
she may be the most respectable of
'' She may," commented Chester dryly.
"Laura and I," continued Willmore,
" have never had a. chance of a private
confab. The O'Connor, in the absence
of the dragon, has always played propriety in the strictest fashion. If she
has a fellow-feeling, it has not made her
indulgent to her companion. Indeed,
her care of this girl has gone far to assure me of her own strict propriety and
virtue; but it may be jealousy, mere
jealousy, after all.'
" It may." said Cheater ���jraioally, aa
At this moment the two ladies whom
they had been so freely discussing
emerged from a shrubbery on the left
of the broad lawn, now dappled with
evening shadows.
"There they both are now," Lord
Willmore exclaimed; "let us go and
meet them. They have seen ns. Now
I will take charge of the O'Connor, and
hand Laura over to you. As an old
friend, I beg of you to prepare a sound
report of her. Remember my life's happiness may depend upon your advice."
" My advice is given," said Choster in
an undertone, as they crossed the lawn
together. "Praise the flowers and the
fine evening, plead an engagement, cut
away, end never come back any more."
whispered so confidentially as to impty
a perfect mutual understanding. He
seemed to be urging upon her certain
projects, to which, after some hesitation, she assented. Then some question
arose between them as to a fitting agent
in a scheme which, from the earnest
manner of its discussion, appeared to be
of vital importance.
Muriel O'Connor suggested the name
of one Ralph Kestrel, and, being met
with some objections, replied decisively,
"There is no one else; I will answer for
Footsteps were now heard upon the
gravel path, and the voices of her guests
in conversation outside gave notice to
Muriel that her privacy would be interrupted.
"They are coming," she exclaimed,
starting up ; "I forgot to tell Laura to
detain them in the garden until my return. Shall we go into the library, or
have we finished all there was to say ? "
"Let us go into the library," said
Donovan ; and without ceremony he
opened a small door at the end of the
room, and passed through, leaving the
lady to follow.
This strategic movement was swiftly
executed���not so adroitly, however, but
that Cecil Chester approaching the
window, noted Muriel's departure, and
caught a glimpse of the bearded stranger
who disappeared into the inner room.
lt was difficult to construe the retreat
in any other way than as being occasioned by the coming of Chester himself, and
the man of society stood on the threshold for a moment, transfixed with this
confirmation of his uncharitable doubts.
It was only a moment, but in that Bhort
space of timo he was struck with a keen
distress. Had ho believed in thiB woman
and obtained proof of her wort hlessness,
he could hardly have felt a heavier weight
at his heart as he turned back and encountered his friend and Laura Kingdon
under the verandah.
Scarcely had the friends left the drawing-room when the door opened, and a
short, thick-set man, with a black beard
and unmistakably Hibernian cast of
countenance, swung boldly into the
room. He wore a dark twoed suit, and
at his throat gleamed a cravat of livid
greon. In his hand he carried a drab-
coloured slouch hat. He showed himself
at tho window for an instant, and then
began to pace to aud fro on the rich
carpet with a familiar air, which im-
��� Med that ho was an accustomed visitor,
und at the present moment an excited
and impatient one. Ho had scarcely
taken a nalfa dozen turns when Muriel
O'Connor entered to him by the window.
As she parted tho drooping branches
of stephanotis, the red rays of tho
setting sun flooded tho piled up masses
of her bright hair, she seemed almost a
divinity ; aud in the soft twilight that
bathed hor gracious form as she stepped
into the room she showed, indeed, as a
superbly handsome woman. The ample
fold of her dinner gown gathered in her
B-na.li white hand adorned hor queen-
liliess fittingly, aud she was in perfect
accord with the luxury of an apartment
furnished with some richness and a
thousand details of good taste and elegant fancy. Not so the man. who advanced somewhat ardently to meet hor,
And took almost by force hor dainty
fingers in his coarse dutch. There was
an aggressive activity, a persistent self-
will in his gcnoral bearing and the harsh
Belfast accent of his speech which
stamped him as being ont of place amidst
opulent and peaceful surroundings. But
Muriel O'Connor did not seem to think
bo. She greeted Dennis Donovan with
cordiality, and drew him to her side in
the growing darkness of the room.
"He's here," she murmurod in the
first moment of their meeting; and a
rapid conversation onsued between them,
CECIL ?    WHAT'S UP, MAIf ? "
Both saw that he had grown pale, and
passed some playful remarks upon the
fact, Laura urging him to go and rest
himself after the fatigue of a long walk
round the acre and a half of garden. He
made an incoherent excuse and left them
standing there in the red evening glow,
returning alone to the shrubbery, where
he was speedily lost to sight. They gazed
after him in astonishment.
"Chester is not himself to-night," explained Lord Willmore. "You can have
no idea what a rattling, pleasant fellow
he is when he is in good form."
"I saw nothing the matter with him
when we were conversing just now," replied Laura; "he manifested a moat
kind interest in me."
' 'I trust you did not find him intrusive. He had good reason for expressing
an interest in you."
"A special reason? May I know it?"
Willmore gazed into the deep blue
eyes raised bo ingenuously to his own,
and his breath came quickly aa he answered with suppressed emotion :
"He is my best friend."
Laura Kingdon was no coquette; she
she did not affect to misunderstand him.
A wave of colour richer than the sunset
swept over her sweet face, like a Madonna's in its modest loveliness, and when
it faded there was trouble creasing
the smooth brow. Insensible, indeedT
must that man have been who did not
read in those signs a favourable augury
for his dearest hopes. All measures of
prudence were discarded. Lord Will-
more utterly forgot his father and
mother, all consideration of friends and
kindred; he waited not for Cecil Chester's
report, but flinging to the winds his
mentor's recent earnest counsel, poured
forth his adoration then and there. He
told how her silent sweetness had fascinated him from the first, how ever-
present she had been in his thoughts
and in his dreams, how far she excelled
all tho women of this world, how restlessly he always longed for their next meeting, and how the time had come when
his happiness demanded that he should
see before him a prospect of meeting to
part nevermore.
In all that he said there was no mention of marriage, no direct proposal that
sho should be his wife. But Laura
Kingdon either did not notice this, or she
was supremely indifferent to the omission.
She said simply:
"You make me very happy. I may
tell Muriol, may I not?"
Lord Willmore had been quiet prepared to scandalize his family by a mesalliance, but his passion did not blind
him to a sense of his social importance,
and ho certainly had looked for the raising of such obstacles as a girl in the dependent position of Laura Kingdon
might bo expected to appreciate as standing between her and marriage with a
nobleman: and further, he had anticipated that this virtuous girl (as he fully
behoved her to bo) would at onco detect
the hollownoss of professions of love in
which the sacred name of wife was never
But Laura's sentiment was one of such
unworldly, simple reciprocation that she
did not attempt to trifle with love, and
insult her lover by the suggestion that
sordid and class interests could come
between thefn; nor did she dream that,
with a passion so true, to which her
soul freely responded, could be joined a
reckless selfishness, o brutal design to
destroy all that waa worthy of being
Perhaps had he met her in her parents'
home, instead of in a house that he had
entered upon a somowhat equivocal footing, he might have understood her
purity of mind. Unhappily, the influence
of his associates and tho feverish experiences of his youth had led him to distrust all women, and, where there waa
any doubt betwixt good and evil, to assume the worst as a safeguard against
tbe terriblo danger known a* "being
made a fool of.:'ONTlNUED) *n
(Continued from last week.)
The prisonor Kennedy was brought in
between two officials and conversed with
his counsel, Mr. E. A. Magee, of Vancouver for some time. The prisoner was
subjected to a close scrutiny by the
numerous spectators, and as he entored
the Court whispers of "Thore ho is,"
"That's Kennedy, murderer," could be
heard. Two shot-guns, two rifles, two
empty boxes and other exhibits in evidence in the murder caso were brought
in solemn parade.
At 10.45 Attorney-Genoral Davie entered the court room and at 11 a.m. His
Lordship entered and the jury rolls were
The Attorney-General said that ho
would call the attention of the Grand
Jury to the Criminal Code of 1892 in
which it was provided that in the examination of witnesses beforo them the
initials of the Foreman mu6t be placed
on the deposition paposs. In the caso of
Regina vs. Everloy and Stroebel ou a
charge of murder, this provision of the
code had not beon observed in all the
depositions. It became necessary therefore In the Interests of Justico and in
order that no question might arise to
enter a nolle prosequi, and to enter a
now bill of Indictment, and to proceed
with tho trial at this Assizes, llo asked
His Lordship to kindly call the attention of Ills Lordship Mr. Justice McCreight to the case.
The Judgo told the jury that the Court
was quite in accord with the Attorney
General as to the advisability of entering a now bill of indictment In those
cases. Tho jury might call tho witnesses
again In whose deposition the omission
had been, aud as Mr. Justice McCreight
had opened the case he would ask His
Lordship to chargo the jury upon the
new indictment as soon as ready.
The Attorney-General stated that the
mutter had been attended to, and that
the indictment was ready.
Mr. Justice McCreight then entered tho
court room and procooded at once to
charge the Grand Jury ou the circumstances of the evidence in the indictment
for the murder of John Marshall, of
Foreman W. J. Brewer, of tho Grand
Jury, asked if it were competent for tbe
Jury to examine witnesses whose names
were not entered on the indictment.
The Attorney-General quoted section
646 of the new Criminal Code which provides that the Jury may not examine
any witness, hose names have not been
duly entered upon the indictment paper,
except upon a written order of the presiding judge.
The Grand Jury retired, and the case
of Regina vs. Kennedy was proceeded
The whole list of the petit jury was
called and written down In order of number. The roll was re-called and about
20 were challenged, and others ordered
to stand aside. When sworn the following were empanelled; R. II. Paterson (foreman), J. L. Thompson, J. F.
England, A. W. Ross, A. McKerchor, R.
K. Flood, J. M. Fraser, J. Ridely, D.
Evans, M. McLean, Jas. Anderson, Jas.
Mr. Justice McCreight had by this
time retired, and Mr. Justice Bole presided alone.
The charge was read by tho Registrar,
amid a profound silence, and the prisoner faintly pleaded "not guilty."
Deputy Attorney-General Smith opened the case for tho Crown describing minutely the phases of the case as contained
in the depositions at the preliminary Investigation.
The Court then adjourned for lunch
and at 1.30 the case was resumed, Attorney-General Davie prosecuting.
The first witness was W. J. Young,
M.D., of Comox. Ho stated that ho was
a medical practitioner at Comox and remembered the 28th of June last. Had
made a post mortem examination of the
body of a man who was said to be John
O'Connor In tho Knights of Pythias Hall,
Comox. The body was in a good state
of preservation. Had been dead about
three days. O'Connor seemed to be about
28 years of age. Found ,no marks of
violence on the body except a hole between the 7th and 8th ribs. The wound
was not quite round and was somewhat
irregular. Upon an external examination the right lung was slightly congested. There was a hole through the diaphragm, and through tho right lobe of
the liver. Upon probing further he had
found a wound directly through the liver
coming out at the posterior surface. Some
clotted blood was in the liver. He could
not lind the hole further In tho interior
of the body. Feeling along the back he
found a hard substance between the 11th
and 12th ribs, and found there a bullet.
A bullet was then produced in Court,
which witness said was the one taken
from the body.
Continuing witness said that from the
backbone surface of the wound he should
say that tbe weapon from which the bullet camo was not far away from tho body
when fired, because tho powder had not
all been burnt. Tho bullet had not come
in contact with any bones.
The cause of doath was in the witness'
opinion loss of blood from the wound
aided by tho shook. The wound was
quite sufficient to causo doath. He had
no doubt that the Injuries doscrlbod were
sufficl mt to cause death.
To Mr. Wilson, counsel for tho prisoner: "Ho had not mado any examination I
of the brain."
Salem lllnklcy was next sworn. Ho
said hi! was a logger. In Juno last ho j
was working at White Rock Hay at the i
head of Heed Island, llo was engaged
to word for a Mr.Taylor. He remembered !
the 24th of Juno in this yoar. Cameron, |
.1. O'Connor, Hums and O'Ncll with wit-1
noss lived in a cabin together. He know
the prisonor at tho bar. Ho saw him
tho last Saturday in Juno. Ho camo In
a sloop at night between 4 and S o'clock
In tho evening. llo had know tho
prisonor on the American side. Ho camo
into tho cabin. There was a bark cabin
in front of tho main cabin. The prisoner said: "Hello, Hank, will you have
a drink? Come down to tho boat and
have somo champagne." Prisoner and
witness had a drink and prisoner brought
up a bottle of champagne and a bottlo
of Gaelic whiskey. Thoy all had a drink.
That night the prisoner slept with witness -and stayed all day Sunday with
him. Cameron and Bums borrowed the
prisoner's dog and went hunting. O'Connor and Burns wont to Taylor's camp
to return a boat. All had supper together. He knew the prisonor by tho
name of Jack Myors. Prisonor gave witness  three   bottles of   whiskey which
lie oached in tho bush for his own use.
The prisoner was very drunk. Burns was
drunk and went to bed with Cameron.
About 11 o'clock in the evening when
O'Neil was in bed prisoner came in.
O'Connor was also in bed. All had a
drink. O'Connor got up and sat at tho
end of tho table. Tho cabin was about
16 by 18 feet. There were five bunks.
The table was about six feet long. (A
plan of tho cabin were here produced.!
O'Connor was so drunk that ho could
not hold a pipe in his mouth. Camoron,
Burns, and O'Neil had been out with the
dog. Kennody was saying that the dog
was a good watch doe. O'Connor said
"I nover saw a dog in my lifo that I
could not drive Jaway from me." Kennedy put down his vest on the floor and
taking out $5 put tho dog on the vest
saying "If you can take the vest from
under tho dog tho $5 is yours.
O'Connor then made water on the dog's
head. The dog ran under the door. Kennedy then got his gun and said  to tho
dog "You son of a b , I havo no use
for you."
Prisoner then fired at the dog.   O'Connor said, "Don't shoot your dog.   Any
dog would run away."   O'Connor followed prisoner to the door.    Prisoner said,
"What do you want here; I will give you
a dose."   O'Connor said, "You  havo tho
advantage.    You've got a nun."   Ken-1
nedy said,   "You can  go down  to the
sloop and get a :t2 doublo action.    What !
kind of gun do you want'.'"    O'Connor
said ho would take a Winchester and
reached above witness'head taking down
a Klin, and in doing so  upset tho lamp.
Witness called out,   "Don't  you fellows,
shoot," and stooped to get tho lamp chimney.   As ho did so ho heard a fall,    As
soon as the   lamp was  lighted  ho saw I
O'Connor and the prisoner together. Ken-1
nedv had his arm round O'Connor's neck.
Witness said, "Men, don't shoot for my
sake."  He said "1 won't." Then witness
heard a shot and was knocked out of tho
door.   Ho heard another shot, and then
heard O'Connor say, "Call Camoron, call
Burns, call O'Noll."
Kennedy ran to the sloop and returned
with a double shot gun. He (prisoner)
said to Burns, "Now If you are the man
that came down to the shore and made
that remark it's time to leave." Kennedy said, "It was not you Hank. I know
your voice." He said, "How many times
Is this man shot." Witness said only
once. Prisoner said, "How do you know,
strip him." Ho stripped tho man O'Connor, and saw a wound. O'Connor continued asking to be turned over.
Kennedy stayed right In the cabin. He
said, "What money I have I would give
to see that man back on his feet." Then
to O'Connor he said, "O'Connor you are
a big man, and a good man but you've
struck a better." This was about five
minutes teforo 2 o'clock In the morning.
At 9 a.m. next day witness borrowed
a combined rifle and shotgun from prisonor, and went out leaving O'Connor on
the floor bleeding. Witness spoke very
rapidly and had somewhat mixed the
time of the shots
To the Jury: "O'Connor had no weapon In his hand when shot. The Winchester was lying on a can of dogfish oil. No
word was spoken by O'Connor after being
shot about the shooting."
To the Court: "There were three
hands on the gun. O'Connor had the
muzzle of the pistol in his hand while
Myors or Kennedy hold the butt. Witness
held the barrel. It was then that witness was knocked out of the door.
O'Connor was lying on tho floor then.
It was after the third shot that tho witness heard O'Connor call the men in the
cabin. He did not hear him say what he
he wanted.
At 3 p.m. the Grand Jury returned true
bills in the cases of Reglna vs. Peter and
Jack for the murder of Pittendrigh, Regina vs. Stroebel and Eyerley for tho
murder of Marshal], and Reglna vs.
Walter for abduction of Miss Robertson.
The case of Konneiy was then resumed.
About 15 minutes after hearing the
third shot Kennedy looked in at the
window hole with a gun In his hand and
said to those in the cabin, "Throw up
vour hand."
Witness here went over tho same
ground in his story as related above with
a few variations as to time. It was the
next morning that Kennedy said he
would give all the money ho had if
O'Connor was on his teet again. After
O'Connor was dead. Kennedy took some
beads and a cross from his pocket and
put them on O'Connor's breast, saying
they wero sent him by a sister who was
a nun In Montreal. When O'Connor followed prisoner out of doors aftor tho dog,
and prisoner said, "What aro you looking after? I will give you a doso," etc.
O'Connor said, "Don't talk to mo that
way or I will turn you inside out." lt
was at this time that O'Connor said, "I
will take a Winchester and take even
chances with you." This was in reply
to an offer of the prisoner to lond deceased a gun.
lu cross-examination by Mr. Wilson,
Witness said be had had a good many
drinks, but was not under the Influence
of liquor to any extent. When lying In
his cabin, witness' feot wore towards
the dour. When witness lit the lamp,
Kennedy's arm was round O'Connor's
nock and shoulder. They wero standing j
not face to face, but alongside each
Other. They wero not struggling then.
This was after lirlng the second shot and
bofore the third shot.
The Attorney-General, tho prisoner's
counsel and tho Jury surrounded the wit-
noss while ho explained a plan of tho
scene of tho murder and White Rook
Buy, with a view to satisfying the jury
whether It was O'Connor or Kennedy who
Ilred the second shot. This the witness
could not swflar to positively. Tho
Jury were not satisfied with the evidence.
John O'Neill was then' called, lie
sworo that, In .June last he was engaged
with O'Connor, Bums. lllnklcy and Camoron. He saw the prisoner lirst on Reed
Island on Saturday, June 24th. llo camo
in to the cook house aud asked all hands
to take a drink. All drank. When ho
lirst heard of tho trouble It was on Monday morning. O'Connor was lying on the.
floor dead. Kennedy was thore. Ho
said he had put beads on O'Connor's neck.
Ho said, " I havo killed your partner and
am sorry for it." Witness was not quito
sure that prisoner said ho killed O'Connor, but thought ho said: " Your partner
is dead and I am sorry."
Witness saw Burns point a shot gun at
Kennedy and heard him say: " You've
como over hero and dono your dirty
work. Now I've got you dead sure." Ho
thought ho pulled tho trigger. Kennedy
ttruck up tho muzzle of tho gun and
knocked Burns down. The shot gun was  charged with the abduction of Miss An-
not tired. Burns got up and went to bed.   nie Boyd Robertson, on Aug. 22nd.   Do-
Kennedy had told witness that O'Con- j put Attorney-General Smith and Mr. A.
nor had reached up to got down a Win-j Morrison appeared for the Crown and
Chester rifle and he took It down. Ho ! Mr. Eckstein for the defence,
thought he must have struck the ham- j A large number of jurymen werechal-
mor against the bunk and accidentally j lenged before a panel was obtained. Tho
shot himself. It was Cameron's gun and ; case excited a good deal of interest,
was of 44 calibre. ] After a severe prosecution and vory able
Constable Anderson,  of   Comox,  was  defence, tho case was sent to the jury,
next called. Ho said that In consequence  who after being out nearly an hour, ro
of information received ho took out a
warrant for the arrest of the prisoner at
tho bar. He saw tho body of O'Connor
at the K. of I'. Hall. Hinkley brought
down the body. Ho was present at the
post mortem examination. When shown
tho bullet taken from the body, witness
said it was a 44 calibre shot to the best
of his knowledge.
He had examined the logger's cabin
and found a good deal of blood about the
floor and in one bunk. In searching the
cabin he found that a bullet had pierced
two boxes and entered the floor. Witness selected tho bullets from several
Tho jury then compared this bullet
with the one taken from the body of deceased.
Witness had found another bullet in
the right jam of tho door. This was also
handed to the jury.
This bullet bad been firod from the inside of the cabin; and was embedded in
tho cedar wood some 2% inches.
Tho boxes in question wero then produced and examined by the jury.
When the examination of tiie cabin
was made on the 29th two special con
stables, Bruce und Hudson, with Burns,
wero with the. witness.    Ho searched tho  Anderson had objected
turned a verdict of "guilty" with a strong
recomniendation'fisr meroy.
His Lordship reserved judgment, and
the Court adjourned.
The trial of Kennedy was resumed
next morning.
After discussion bv counsel tho Court
ruled that tho deposition by Superintendent Hussey should be taken.
Mr. V. S. Hussoy, Superintendent of
Provincial Police,  was accordingly called, and swore that he had conducted the
prosecution In  the examination of witnesses in this case before Mr.  Geo.  F.
Drake, J.P., at Comox, ou or about Aug.
12th.   There was a witness called James
Bnrns examined.   Tho evidence was taken down in writing and  signed.   Tho
prlsone    ras asked if he wanted to cross-
I examine the witness at the end of tho
taking of each deposition.     He was not
j positive if   tho prisoner or his counsel
j cross-examined Burns.
To tno Court: He understood that this
! was the same Bums who had sinco lost
i his life.
To Mr. Wilson: Witness believod that
. Burns was callod by prisohor's counsel
as a witness, and that olthor tho Magistrate,  the Chief of   Police or Constable
to  tho  witness
channels at Ifuto Inlet and Stewart Island and the channels at Rood Island
and other placos as far as Cape Mudgo
for tho the prisoner. Ho found the prisoner on Ramsay Arm at King's logging
camp. Chief Stewart, of Nanainio, Constables McKiunon and McLeod and some
specials wero with witness. He saw
prisonor on the beach with a rifle in his
hand. Ho held up his hand saying:
" Keep back or I will shoot." Witness
ordered prisoner to throw up his hands
and surrender. Prisoner repeated the
first throat. Witness again ordered a
surrender and a third time, when Kennedy, who was behind a largo cedar tree,
raised his rifle and fired, the bullet passing close to the witness' head. Witness
then fired at tho prisoner. Several more
shots wero fired by prisoner, ono shot
going through the boat. Tho prisoner
then made his escape by running Into the
At 7:20 p.m. this case was resumed.
Angus Cameron swore that he knew
the prisoner who had come to their camp
somo time In June. Kennedy was selling
whiskey and had some champagne In the
locker. Kennedy and witness had some
conversation after the death of O'Connor. Kennedy said: "That Is not the
first man I have shot, but the fourth."
Kennedy was drinking all the timo with
tho others. They all drank out of the
same bottle.
To Mr. Wilson���Witness said he was
not paralysed drunk at the time of tbe
trouble. They had boen drinking champagne and whiskey.
To the Jury���Ho did not know that
prisonor had any causo of enmity against
Bums or O'Neil, or what induced him to
return from the sloop with the gun.
To Mr. Wilson���He did not remember
much about what had occurred on the
night of tho murder.
To the Attorney-General���Burns was
drowned on the 22nd of August last.
The counsel for the Crown asked leave
to put In the deposition of the deceased
Burns taken at the preliminary trial of
the prisoner.
Some time was taken up in consultation of authority In this connection and
the Attorney-General submitted that it
might be better to hear the evidence he
intended to put in than to speculate upon
what evidence he might put In.
His Lordship clluded to sections29and
30 of the Justices Act of 1889 and was
not quite clear that the sections of the
code quoted must not be read subject to
the above Act.
The Hon. Mr. Davie proposed to prove
tho deposition by the J ustlce before whom
it had boon taken whon the witness was
subjected to cross-examination. Ho proposed to show that this deposition was
taken upon oath and this in the presence
of the accused. If there was any valid
reason why this deposition was not ad-
missable then the sootier this was 30t
right the better in tlie ends of Justice
us nine-tenths of the depositions taken in
the country wore similarly taken.
His Lordship was not satisfied and asked for further authority.
The Attorney-General submitted that
if the deposition of Burns was not admitted this Assizes might as well be discontinued at once and lot the prisoner
have the. benefit of any doubt which
might exist in His Lordship's mind, and
he would enter a nolle prosequi in tho case.
Mr. Wilson hoped His Lordship would
not allow himself to bo influenced bv the
threat of the Attorney-General.
Mr. Justice Bolo requested prisoner's
counsel not to wander from tho true
Issues of tho case, ami continued to state
giving evidence on grounds which though
stated In Court there, were not taken
Constable Anderson was then ro-callod.
He suid ho was present at the examination of tho case at Comox. Witness
took down the ovidonce. The deposition produced was in his writing. Burns
was drowned near Comox, and he (witness) saw his dead body. The prisoner
had every opportunity to ask Burns any
questions he wished. Burns did not
sign In witness' presence. Both he and
the Magistrate signed in the presence of
the prisonor and the witness Anderson.
He did not know where the rifle was
that prisoner had when arrested, but
thought Chief Stewart had it. Ho
thought it was a 45-70 calibre Winchester.
To the Judge: The 45 referred to the
calibre, and the 70 to the number of
grains of powder used in the shell. Another rifle (produced) was a No. 50 express Winchester; this was found at
King's cabin.
To Mr. Wilson: He saw the Magistrate sign the depositions produced, and
the prisoner was present. The prisoner
gave himself up to witness at last. He
would not mind again going over a deception of the position of the boxes
and bullets as found, but of course, it
would bo only an approximation.
Mr. Wilson: "It strikes me that the
whole of the evidence Is an approximation."
Witness: "No; only this part; the rest
Is certain.
A. C. H. King was the next witness.
He said he was a hand logger at Ramsay Arm. He saw tho prisonor very
early in the morning a,t his cabin on
June 29th. He had met him before on
June 22nd. Ho told witness that he had
come from White Rock Bay, that a man
named John O'Connor had committed
suicide. He did not seem to know how
he did it. Prisoner had with him two
Winchester rifles, two double-barrel
shotguns, one Colonial rifle and two
Colt's revolvers of 38 and 44 calibre.
The rifles were 50-110 and two wore
38-56 and 44 calibre. One shotgun was
a No. 10 bore, the other was No. 12.
(All these weie produced.) The revolvers were not found. Prisoner had his 38
revolver charged. He carried one of
his revolvers on his person always. He
had either a 38 or 44 on his person at
the time he came to witness' cabin.
On 5th July a steamer came in. Witness went on board. The steamer was
the Estelle of Nauaimo. They said they
were in search of Ben Kennedy. Witness then went and found Kennody in
the woods 4t the back of the cabin. He
told him he was wanted for the murder of John O'Connor, of Reed Island
Prisoner then admitted to witness that
ho had shot O'Connor in self-defence.
Prisoner showed witness some scars on
his hand which he said he had received
during tho scuffle. Prisonor said he
would not give himself up because ho
had business to attend to. Witness tried
to persuade prisonor to give himself up.
Witness then went back to the steamer
and was again requested to go back and
try to persuado Kennedy to surrender,
and did so without success. He tried a
third time with Dr. Walkom, but prisoner said again that ho had business to
attend to and was better off where ho
was.    ���
i'o Mr. Davie: Prisoner consented to
see Dr. Walkem at his (witness') request
provided no constable came along. They
returned to the steamer and two boats
containing Provincial officers, Chief Con-
hls intention to adjourn the Court until 9 | stablo Stewart, Jas. ltitrns, the witness
o'clock to-morrow in order to give coun-1 and some of   the boat's crow camo off.
sel an opportunity to offer authority upon tho question. In the meantime ho
should look Into the matter and in the
absence of authority would tako upon
himself tho responsibility of deciding the
question regardless of consequences.
The Court then stood adjourned.
Owing lo the lieu ly docket, Mr. Justice Harrison, of Nanalmo, held Court
at the samo timo as Mr. Justice Bole iu
the upper chamber. Court opened ut 2
o'clock Thursday afternoon when tbo
caso of Reglna vs. Snell for assault was
callod. A special Jury was formed, of
which Mr. Foster was oloctod foreman,
and Deputy Attorney-General Smith
opened the case for the Crown, aud
stated that his indictment wus that the
prisoner   had abused and ��� assaulted   a
When the boats niiurod the shore, Kennedy wus called on to surrender, lie did
not seo prisoner but was told he wus behind a tree. Ho could not say who Bred
lirst. Thoro were about 20 shots Ilred.
Ono bullet struck tho wator short of tho
boat. Kennedy had gono Into tho woods,
lie went to tho cabin and removed all
its contents. Witness found that his own
rifle and a number of cartridges wero
gone. Tho cabin was thon burned. Whon
Kennedy lirst came to witness' cabin, he
had u sloop about 20 feet long. In It
wero his effects and several cases of
To Mr. Wilson: Tho 44 callbie revolver cartridge would fit a 44 Winchester rilln. Kennedy was very polite
and civil.    He wus a lirst-class rifle shot
neighbor named Currio.    A dispute arose j and could if lie wished have killed overy
over the question of payment for a horse,
on tho evening of Oct. 5th. Snell had
tried to take away the horso which the
witness was riding by force, und said
that either himself or Currio must die
right there as ho would havo the horse.
Several witnesses wore examined and
severely cross-examined. Mr. Morrison
for tho defendant brought out evidence
showing Snoll to bo a very respectable
man. Ho culled the accused, who stated
thut ho had removed Currio from tho
horso on his own (Snell's) premises without unduo violence.
oMr. Smith, for the Crown, subjected
wltnoss Snoll to a severe cross-examination. The trial resulted in tho discharge
of Snell from custody.
The next case taken up by Judgo Harrison was that of  Reglna  vb. Walker,
man in the police party before thoy
To the Jury: He recognised tho guns
In Court by their general app'arance,
and the 38.50 by a damaged sight. Tho
cartridge used in tho 38 calibro rlllo
could not bo used in a 38 calibro revolver.
Kennedy said ho had shot O'Connor In
self-defenco, that ho had no other show
and hud to do It. He said thoy had all
been drinking at tho time.
Salem Hinkley was next re-callod. He
said the Winchostor rlllo hung about four
feot above tho floor. The rlllo belonged
to O'Connor. They called It a 44 calibre.
No one examined the rifle. On Monday morning he went with the body to
To Mr. Wilson: He was not drunk on
Monday morning. Ho did not see the
doctor take the bullet from O'Connor's
To the Jury: Ho thought tho revolver
that Kennedy held was a 44. It seemed
as If Burns had gone down to the beach
and done something to annoy tho prisoner.
On application of the Attorney-General to have the tho deposition of the late
Jas. Burns read Mr.Wilson's objection to
same having been recorded the Court adjourned for lunch.
Court resumed at 2 p.m.
The deposition of the deceased Burns
was read, and Is already familiar to most
Mr. M. Manson, J.P., of Cortez Island,
was called. He said he got information
of the death of John O'Connor and went
over to Reed Island to make enquiries.
He examined one witness (Kennedy) on
oath. He signed it. It was a voluntary statement and the same as produced. The signature (Ben Kennedy)
wus that signed before witness by prisoner.
Tho Attorney-General said he would
put it in evidence If thoro were no objections.
Mr. Wilson said he would say nothing
and take no responsibility.
To Mr. Wilson���Witness took only tho
prisoner's statement. The others refused to bo sworn. O'Neil stated that
tho reason thoy would not bo sworn was
that Kennedy had made them promise
undor pain of being Instantly shot, not
to toll tho truth, and that when the
case came up for examination thoy woro
to state that O'Connor accidentally shot
himself. That was their reason for not
being examined undor oath, llo had
asked Cameron and Burns to bo sworn,
llo had said on his arrival thoro: "I am
going to hold an inquest horo and If
you boys know anything, I want to hoar
first the one who knows most about this
Kennody had a revolver In his right
hand at tbat time. O'Neil was Inside.
Kennody signed with his right hand.
Wltnoss gave them no caution. At this
time there was no person charged with
tho killing of O'Connor. He had no regular deposition forms there.
Tho Registrar then read the following
deposition of prisoner at the enquiry:
Ben Kennedy, sworn, deposed as follows:
On Sunday, the 25th instant, John
O'Connor went up to take a Winchester
rifle from above the bunk on the leftside
of the house coming in. This was late
in the evening, and while pulling out the
rifle by the muzzle, it was accidentally
discharged. That was the only shot
that I heard. That shot struck O'Connor
on the right side. He lived about two
or three hours. I assisted in taking care
of him.
(Signed)      Ben Kennedy.
Mr. S. H. Webb was called next, and
replied to a number ef questions, giving
expert evidence on bullets and shells.
Angus Cameron when recalled said he
did examine the rifle on Monday. The
rifle belonged to witness. It was a 44
Winchester. There was no cartridges in
the magazine, nor any exploded shell in
the chamber.
To the Judge: The rifle was not in
its place when he found it; it was on
the floor. He could not say If there
were any shots in the magazine when
witness returned from shooting on Sunday.
To Mr. Wilson: The rifle might have
been examined before witness examined
it on Monday, in which case the empty
shell might have been thrown out.
This ended the case for the Crown.
Foreman W. J. Brender asked that
Hinkley be recalled, and askod him bow
long O'Connor was conscious before doath
aftor he was shot.
Witness answered: About six hours.
He did not make any statement. The
only thing he said was "Give me my
The prisoner John Myers was next
sworn, and made the following statement concerning the case. He came to
Reed Island In his own boat on June 24,
about 6 p.m. at Henkley's camp. He
took a bottle of Gaelic whiskey and ono
of champagne of tho Pomoroy brand, and
wont to the logging camp, where he met
Hank Henkley who said, "Hello, Jack,
where in h did you come from." Witness repliod, "By gosh, I don't know;
I did not expect to find you hero; take
a drink." Ho drank. They drunk up the
whiskey and wine and had suppor. After supper he and Henkley went down
to the boat. Witness said to Henkley,
"I've got something hero that vou like."
Henkley said "What's that?" Witness
said "Moro whiskey," and handed him
out another bottle of Gaelic whiskey und
unother bottlo of champagne. We started in to drink. It did not lust long,
and we wero all feeling pretty good
then. Then mo und Hetikev went down
and got another bottle of whiskey, and
another of the Pomoroy, and returned
to thu camp. We had another bottle of
Pomoroy and sat down to play whist
In the cook house, O'Connor, mysolf,
O'Neil and Henkley. Honkloy got tirod
or had a little too much drink, and quit
playing. We went back to tho beach,
and could not get to tho bout as tho
tide wus In too far. Wo returned without the liquor, and started In to play
whist again. I took Hums' place, and
played one game. I quit aud went to
bed with Henkley. I had been In bed
about an hour when I heard somo ono
ut my boat. I found Cameron and
O'Connor at tho boat. They had taken
ono bottle of whiskey. I asked them
If thoy had all thoy wanted. Thoy said
yes. I wont back to the camp, and taking my shotgun and rifle, went back to
my boat, and slopt there till Cameron
and O'Connor called mo to breakfast.
I pulled my boat to shore, took two
bottles of Gaelic whiskey and one of
champagne und went to the cabin. Wo
had a drink of tho whiskey ull round bofore breakfast. Aftor breakfast we
woro ull feeling pretty good. The party
wanted to go across tho bay to hunt
deer, and wanted mo to tako my  boat.
O'Connor and Cameron wont to Taylor's camp to borrow a boat. O'Connor,
Marsh and Camoron brought buck tho
boat. Burns got my 38.50 Winchester,
O'Connor or Cameron got my 44 combination rifle. Ono barrel was 44, tho other
No. 12 shot. Marsh came to mo and got
two bottles of Gaelic whiskey. Ho oponed one and everybody drank. They
took my dog and wont across tho bay.
In about an hour and a half Burns returned to tho cabin for lunch. They took
another bottle of whiskey ovor with them.
At about 3:30 o'clock thoy all returned,
drunk ovory one of them. They had
done lots of shooting coming across.
Camoron wanted to trade his 44 Winchester with me but I would not trade with
him. He had done some target shooting
and shot away all bis ammunition. I
told him I would give him all that I
could spare and he came to the boat and
filled his magazine. Tom Marsh asked
me if I would lot him have two bottles
of whiskey. I told him I did not caro to
let htm have any more as all hands were
drunk now. He said he wanted to treat
the boys over at Taylor's camp. At that
time Cameron camo to me and said, "G���
d��� it���, Kennedy, give me two bottles
of Gaelic whiskey." I gave him two, and
Burns two more and we all went back
to the cabin.
Shortly aftor that Tom Marsh, Cameron and Burns went over to Taylor's to
take back the boat. O'Connor was too
drunk to go. O'Neil was also drunk as
he had been all day. Henkley and I got
supper and ato It there. I started over
In my own boat to Taylor's camp and;
met Burns in a boat he had borrowed.
The boat was full of water and the tide
was strong. Burns had on only a red
undershirt. I wont to his assistance. He
was very drunk. He said, "No! I am all
right." He got in afterwards and I
wrapped him In my overcoat and returned to Honkloy'scamp. He said Cameron
was at Taylor's camp very drunk but
would not come home.
Aftor landing Burns, I wont back to
Taylor's and met Marsh and AngusCam-
eron paralyzed drunk, as woro also about
half of Taylor's crow. I got Camoron Into my boat. Camoron had left his coat
and tho dog at Taylor's camp. Camoron
fell out of tho boat Into tho water. I
pulled him out and guvo him somo whiskey. Bums wus awake, so was Hank
Hinkley. All took a drink and a littlo
while after ropcated tho dose and Camoron wont to bod. As soon as Camoron
got up wo all had another drink. Cameron throw up his drink. Ho then got.
somo coffee and I gave bin somo mora
whiskey In tho coffee. Ho kept that down
all right. Hinkley said : "Kennedy you
had better come to bed." I said, "If yout
wont a bed-fellow I'll give you ono."
I told my dog to get up and he got on
the bed.
O'Conner took hold of the blankets
and the dog .growled at him. Ho said,
"Kennedy, you've got a d��� find dog
there." I said, "No one would take anything away from him that I set him to
watch." O'Connor said, "That's nonsense, I can make any d��� dog in the
country run." I said, I'll bet you $5 you.
can't take my coat from the dog unless
you kill him." O'Connor said, "I won't
borrow and have no money to bet." I
said, "I will put 84 in my vest and put it
on the floor and if you can get the money
you can have It."
O'Connor went over to Hinkley's bed;
and shook him up saying, "Get up and
see mo make Kennedy's dog run." Hinkley didn't get up.
I put three silver dollars in the pocket
of the vest and laid lt on the bed, telling the dog to get up on it. O'Connor
then went and made water on the head
of the dog which ran under the bed. I
said, "You S��� of a b���, you're no good
to me any more."
I then reached up and got a 44 Colt's
Frontier revolver, called the dog from
under the bunk and took a shot at him
but missed, and as he went out of the
door I took another shot at bim. I followed him out. As I came back I met.
O'Connor standing in the door. He said,
"Kennedy, you d��� fool, lot the dog;
alone." I said, O'connor, that dog belongs to me, and I think I can do what
I like with him." O'Connor said, "You
son of a b��� don't talk that way to me,
or I'll turn you inside out." I said,
O'Connor, you arn't a big enough man
to do that." O'Connor said, "Youve got
the drop en me now, Kennedy." I said
I would not take the drop on any man.
He said, "If I had a gun I'd take even
chances with you." I said, "What kind
of a gun are you looking for?" O'Connor
replied that a Winchester was good enough gun for him.
O'Connor thon reached for the Winchester hanging over Hank Hinkley's
bunk and knocked the chimney off the
lamp. O'Connor raised the rifle over
Hinkley's head and brought it across
the foot of O'Nell's bunk. Ho had hold
of tho muzzle of the gun in his right
hand, and the gun went off before begot his second hand on it. I jumped up
and clenched O'Connor, throwing my
right arm over his shoulder just as the
shot wont off. As soon as I clenched
him ho grabbed hold of my pistol which
I held in my right hand. I let go of him
and caught up my revolver with both
hands. O'Connor gave a wrench on tlie
revolver and It discharged. O'Connor
foil on his back on the floor a second or
two afterwards still holding the revolver
by tho muzzle. I said, "God d��� you
lot go of that revolver.
Hinkloy was stauding at the table
about six feet away and said, "Ben, for
God's sake don't shoot." I said, "No,
Hunk, I don't intend to." I then went
down to the bout and Burns followed me shortly after and said, 'Now,
Kennedy, you have dono your dirty work,
it is time for you to get."
I then thought I would go back to the
cabin and seo If any one was hurt, so I
took a doublo barreled gun and went
buck going through tho window and or-
derod all of them to throw up thoir hands.
Bofore I reached the cabin I hoard a man
groaning. That was tho lirst 1 know
that any one was shot.
I told thorn lo throw up their hands,
ovory man of tbem, and they did so. I
said, "Hums were you down on th.i beach
following me?" lie said, "No." I suid
"Woro you, Cameron?" llo said, "tw."
I said, "1 don't think it wus Hinkley. I
know his voice." 1 usked lllnklcy if
O'Connor was badly hurt. Ho did not
know. I told him lo tako the shirt off
O'Connor, and thoy did so, taking off all
his clothing. I examined the wound and
found the man In a bud condition. 1
told Hinkloy that the best thing ho could
do was to got medical uid. 1 ulso told
Burns and Camoron to go down und
unload my boat and get some cedar
boards, and fix a bed on tho bout und
take O'Connor away to a doctor. They
wont Into thu cabin, spread a llinket
on the floor und put O'Connor on it. A
few minutes after this he expired. I ad-
vised them to leave the body whoro It
wus und said I would givo ull tho money
I hud to helu them.
1 wus out hunting when a man came
representing himself to be a Coroner.
O'Noll came out in tho bush and hallooed. I went into the cabin, when tho
man said be wanted to got all the particulars In tho case of the shooting. I
told him that O'Connor had shot himself while taking the Winchester down
from ovor the bunk. Ho and O'Neil got
good and drunk that night. I went to
Ramsay Arm and early next morning
went to King's cabin,  taking a bottle
��>j 8
of whiskey in to him and stayed there.
Soon after this John King told mo he
was sent ashore from the steamer which
had arrived with tho Provincial officers
iboard to ask and persuade me to give
joyself up, that they had a warrant for
me for the murder of O'Connor. He
tome a second timo and asked if I would
let tho Coroner have a talk with me. I
said any of them could come as long as
It was not a constable. The Coroner
eamc ashore and talked a while. King
returned and then I told him as near as
i knew about O'Connor's death. Ho
went back to the steamer. I then went
��nd sat behind a tree and saw two small
Boats put off from tho steamer. The
men in the boats saw me and fired on
ao. They callod to me to surrender
��nd 1 returned thoir lire tolling them
lo keep back. I retreated to the mountains. That evening I returned and
iound the camp burnt down, and everything taken away but fivo cases of
whiskey and some champagne. I took
throe bottles of whiskey and started ou
a timber stick to go to Reed Island. I
saw a steamer on tho opposite side and
lurned back and went across tho mottu-
tain to the other side of the Island. I
camped four nights on the mountain In
crossing. On the fifth day I killed a
deer. I had beon four nights and
days without anything to cat. A short
thno after this I arrived and camped
soar the Inlet. I saw a steamer arrive
and recognised it. Mr. Hussey was thero
and Chief Stewart und several others 1
knew. I returned lo my camp lire and
heard throe shots fired. 1 then left the
camp firo and wont away. When 1 roturnod 1 saw livo mon sitting ou a
deerskin and eating venison which I hud
killed the day before. When 1 called to
them that I would givo myself up thoy
til jumped to their feet, pointed their
rifles at me and told tne to throw up
my hands and also to throw off my side-
arms.    I did so and they took me.
To Mr. Wilson: All the men at Hinkley's camp on Sunday were drunk. Ho
always carried his revolver around with
him till Hums tried to shoot him. Ho
had hit Burns over the head with a revolver, and thon had it put away in tho
boat. There were three of the prisoner's guns in tho cabin, and two of thoir
own. He was not armed at the time of
makine a statement beforo Manson.' Ho
had left his rifle standing at the cabin
door. About six bottles of champagne
and eight bottles of gaolic whiskey were
drunk by the same men on Sunday night
of the shooting. The revolver that he
hod that night he left in the mountains
as he was going across. Tho reason ho
left it was that it was not much good,
and he had no ammunition for it. Ho
had had some conversation with O'Neil,
but did not tell him that he had fired
one shot at O'Connor's head.
Continuing, the prisoner said: The
reason I did not givo myself up was
that I had some property In the town
ef Everett, which I knew was in a bad
position, and If I could avoid arrest
lill it was settled, I would then give
myself up. I held the gun a little while
when 1 told tho men in the cabin to
hold up their hands; I then put it down
by the door where it remained all night.
I slept in the cabin that night.
As it was 0.30 p.m. when the prisoner
finished his deposition, after a mutual
arrangement it was announced that there
would bo no night sitting, and Court was
adjourned till the hour of 10.30 a.m.
a copy of the following dodger:
I will pay tho above reward for tho arrest and detention of the following persons: J. C. Moars; height, 5 feet 8 in.,
age 38; dark brown board, about 2 months
growth, nose humped and a little crooked, weight 155 lbs., wanted for forgery.
Chas. E. Terry, height 5 feet 11 in.,
age 34; grey eyes, brown hoir, light
moustache, large nose, large full forehead, large hands, fingers and nails
short, weight 105 lbs., wanted for fraud
Jas. Haqan,
Sheriff Snohomish County, W.
After some careful perusal of tho dodger, tbe prisoner said he was the man
thoy wanted. Witness stated that this
caso had not beon disposed of. Ho had
stood his trial on it, when he was arrested for picking up logs. Ho had two
trials, one for taking logs and one for
forgery In Snohomish County. The forgery trial was not disposed of, but remanded till the next Assizes, six months
after. He did not appear at tho Assizes
nor since. He was not out on bail, but
had broken jail. i
On Saturday at Reed Island he supplied
of events in which one man in a drunken
brawl reaches for a Winchester after a
threat and for what? Another man
draws a revolver whilo this act is boing
done. The muzzle of tho pistol is grasped by tbo first, who thus has his opponent foul and in his hand a Winchester.
Here you have tho two men O'Connor and
Myors. This witness tells you that
O'Connor had his opponent foul and at
this point only one act will save his
life and he avails himself of it. Ho fans
tho hammer of his revolver, that is to
say he makes an action known to experts
as rendering effective a weapon which
was foiled from the usual action.
As to the evidence of Hinkley, it is as
unsatisfactory to the prosecution no
doubt as to the counsel In cross-examination. I will leave you gentlemen to weigh
tho value of this evidence In which there
is contained at least half a dozen contradictory statements.
In Anderson's evidence I must anticipate that the Attorney-General will lay
stress upon tho fact that Kennedy did
not give himself up at once but resisted
arrest. I wish you to well consider all
the circumstances of this case. Kennedy
hy his own admission, wus engaged in an
"licit traffic.   In a drunken row a man
four bottles of whiskey and ono bottle of, is killed, Kennedy is accused of thocr
champagne. On Sunday ho supplied in
lull either J8 or 20 bottles of liquor to
the Henkley camp. None of them were
paid for and some of tt ho gave away.
Ho wus to buvo 82 a bottle for what
was sold on credit, lie hud found Cameron and O'Connor taking whiskey from
his boat on Saturday night. It was
Cameron who culled him to breakfast,
He und O'Neil laid in bed most of the
day.   They got up to get a drink onco
In a wliile. Cameron did ask for some
44 calibre cartridges about 3 p.m. that
afternoon,anil he had refused Tom Marsh
whisky, und afterwards gave him eight
bottles,   because   they   insisted   on   It.
Whon ho suid lie refused them, it was
because bo was afraid they would nut
pay for it.
No one wus with him when he brought
Burns back to the camp after he hud
fallen into tho Bay. Ho roturnod from
Taylor's camp with Cameron about 10
o'clock. He thought It was about an
hour aftor this that the dog opisodo took
place. Ho had shot at tho dog us soon
as ho could roach his rovolver.which was
on a log at tho head of Henkloy's bunk.
He shot at the dog twice. It was aftor
the second shot that O'Connor intorfered.
Here the witness went over tho evidence published yosterday morning exactly as formerly stated O'Connor stumbled
whon he reached for tho rifle, and it was
thus he knocked tho lump chimney off.
It was with bis right hand that ho took
hold of the rifle. At the timo tho lamp
wont out he saw a flash and caught a
glimpse of O'Connor's shoulders. They
were about ten or twelve seconds after
the lamp was knocked over till it wont
out. After seeing the Hash he caught
hold of O'Connor's shoulders. The light
was out when the rifle went off. He
was standing some two or three feet
from O'Connor when the rifle went off.
O'Connor suid nothing at all. Hj never
heard him speak till ho returned from tho
It was whilo I had both hands on tho
butt and O'Connor both  hands  on  tho
barrel that the pistol went off.     It was I  _
through no action of mine.   In  falling j will remember that theso men"were"all
and he knows if ho Is taken he stands in
a very dangerous position. Now tako
another view of this and you have the
prisoner placed upon ibis beach and a
force of police are approaching. Kennedy is known to he a good marksman,
in fuel uii unerring shot witli either gun,
rifle or pistol. He wus well armed as
has been shown. Tho lives of those officers of the law were In his hands. Tho
witness King told you that he could
have shot overy man of the party hud
ho chosen to do so. Now gentlemen consider this well. If Kennedy had murdered O'Connor, and having dono the
deed felt that if lie was caught he would
swing, would a few more lives taken
matter to him if ho by taking them
saved his own? He. could have shot the
officers: he could easily have taken their
boat and mado liis escape.
Gentlemen of the jury thero aro only
two men living who know the truth of
this matter, Kennedy and Hinkley. Are
you going to convict tho prisoner of murder on the unsupported testimony of this
witness who had contradicted himself?
The Crown counsel told you that O'Connor reached up and took down the Winchester by tho muzzle. Who told the
Attorney-General this? Tho prisonor did
not. Hinkley must have done so. Moro
than this, Hinkloy swore yesterday that
O'Connor grabbed the Winchester by the
muzzle. To-day he has sworn that he
did not know how he took hold of It, or
which way the muzzle was pointed when
hanging up. This is a little thing, but
you must remomber that it is important,
when upon such evidence you may hang
tho life of your fellow man.
You will also know that Hinkley remembers everything that is against tho
prisoner quite clearly, but is unable to
remember anything that might be construed In his favor.
The prisoner is charged with homicide
before you. Now, marK you, this is tho
man who might have taken lifo time
and again, and what docs he do. Burns
has gone to his account, and I shall only
touch upon his part in this affair.    You
In the upper room of the Court House
Mr. Justice Harrison took his seat at
10.30 o'clock. Patrick Cain was ar-
rigned on a charge of stealing a tent,
fclankets, bear traps, and other property
lrom Geo. Kennedy on Sept. 29th. When
the evidonco had boon taken the jury
after a few minutes retirement brought
in a verdict of "Not guilty." The prisoner, however, was not discharged,being
detained on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon. The Court then adjourned until 9.30 a.m. Saturday.
At 10.30 Saturday Mr. Justice Bolo
look the bench and the routine proceedings were gone through.
John Myers was then cross-examined
by the Attornev-General to whom he answered as follows:
I went to Reed Island in my own boat.
It was an open boat, 17 feet long, over
all, with centre board, painted a kind of
blue color with black gunwale line.
It was stoered with a rudder. I brought
Ihe boat from Vancouver to Reed Island
having como to Vancouvor from Tumbo
Isfand, where I bought tho boat, about
tho 6th or 7th.   I had not boon previously trading in those waters, but had been
thore before.   I once went In a sloop to
Jervis Inlet. I came from Everett,Wash.
The cargo on   board   the sloop  when 1
went to Reed Island consisted of personal
tffocts, whiskey, champagne, etc..   I had
seven cases of whiskey and part of ono
caso of champagne. The object of having
Hie liquor on   hoard   was   that   I   was
going to Hastings, Thurlow Island,where
I worked last summer.   1 did not intend
to take any at lirst, but took the  liquor., ,,      .     ,.   ,
for myself and  friends.    I bought  the  lD��\ ' (! Btum.bv,lo?(
whiskey from u man In Vancouvor.   Did   reaobed ��P wiUl hls
not know the man, who wus a stranger.
He also had some cases of  liquor  stored
away  und  I tuslod some samples.    He
asked me where I wus going. 1 answered
"North."   He suid he wus closing on a
jaloon business and wanted to clean out
a lot of liquors und got away  from his j
creditors and would sell the liquor.   Wit-1
uess said ho had only $45 to spare.   The j
saloon man said ho  would  givo  him 11
O'Connor rescued himself from the fall
by resting himself on the bed. This
broke his fall. O'Connor was lying on
his back on the floor when he had the
pistol in his hand. I did not know then
there was anything the matter with him.
The last thing I heard him say was
"Yes." This was in answer to my question as to whether he was a Roman
Catholic. Before this the last I hoard
him say was "a Winchester was good
enough for him." I went down to tho
boat to keep away from O'Connor. I
had no idea then but that he was alive
and well. When on tho boat I hoard
some one talking and calling out,
thought what was said referred to me.
It was "You've done your dirty work
now you had better go." I did not then
know what was meant. It might have
been fivo or even ten minutes aftor hearing this before tho men returned to the
cabin. I went back to see what was
meant by this and made tho party hold
up. I did not cover any particular ono.
I saw O'Connor on the bed. I remember
Hinkley saying. "For God's sake don't
shoot." That was after the rifle and
pistol had exploded.
Thero was no shot fired after this.
Hinkley told mo that O'Connor was shot,
when I asked him if he was hurt and
where. I askod how bad he was hurt.
I told Hinkley to Lake the shears and
cut open his shirt. I don't think 1 slept
at ull that night. I think I laid down on
Hinkley's bunk.
To Mr. Wilson���This was the first time
ho had been up tho coast.
It was about 11.30 or 12 o'clock when
the dog racket happened. Just beforo
the light went out O'Connor said a
Winchester was good enough for him.
He stepped to whore tho rifle was hang-
little and as he
^^^^^^^^^^ right hand, sup-,
ported himself with his left band, and
taking hold of tho barrel ho swung it
over Hlnkley'8 houd. At this moment
the lamp went out und thoro wus a flash
as the rlllo wont off. I grubbed O'Connor because I expected to got shot If I
started to run. and as I grabbed him he!
grasped my pistol, I think with both
huuds. 1 cannot account ut ull for the
pistol exploding.    We were engaged in u
casus,   10 casus of whiskey  and  one
champagne. The dealer helped to load
the cases ou the boat. He wus some nays
between Everett and Tumbo Island, lt
might have boon two weeks. He said yos-
lorday that he had land at Everett which
ho wished to look after, aud which was
in litigation. One reason for not wanting to bo arrosted wa-i that he wanted
lo attend to this 14 acres of laud. It
wus his Intention to go back aftor a
couple of mouths and prove upon this
He had adopted tho numo of Kennody
last summer. He was always called Myers till then.    Ho remembered meeting
Henkley at Ileum Hay last summer, and
laying: "Don't call me Jack, call mn
Ben Kennedy." 1 told him I was lu
trouble In Everett. 1 might havo told
Honkley that some ono was on my land
at Evorett, and I had driven some ono off
with a shot gun. I hud shaved off my
beard and side whiskers.
I know Mr. Sheriff llugan, of Snoho-
mis i County, Wash. The trouble was
The Attorney-General thon put the following question: --Tell me if you aro
tne J. 0. Muurc* advertised for In this
notice of reward."
Tho Attonicv-tlcneral  then  produced
". i deadly struggle.    Thoreuson I asked tho
sum up
ue.stlon of Hinkley about the dirty
work expression was bocaUBO I wanted
I to clear It up In my mind. I did not
know anything for sure, but thought It
referred to the shooting and did not
know if O'Connor wus hurt from u shot
from his own rifle or my pistol, lllnklcy did not have his band on tlie pistol
at all.
This elided tlie eross-exuminuilon of
prisoner und the Court adjourned for
Mr. Charles Wilson  began to
the case at 8.10 p.m.
was a serious game       	
tho Attorney-General and himself wore
tho players. You gentlemen of the jury
aro the arbitrators, His Lordship the
umpire, und the prisoner's lifo at stuko.
My honorable friend owes a duty to
society, mine is to make a humble effort
to place beforo you, the jury of his countrymen, the value of the evidence of a
number of participants In a sorles of
drunken brawls. A chain is not weaker
than Its weakest part.
Tho evidence you have beforo you Is
not circumstantial; it Is direct and upon
you depends the responsibility of weighing that evidence. The most important
evidence was that of O'Neil anil gentleman what was it? lt wus the plain record
drinking together In a friendly way.
That they continued drinking in a friendly way after O'Connor's death. Would
those men, hardened as they might bo,
continue to drink and talk to a man
whom they knew to be a murdoror?
Mark further, that Burns' lifo was saved
by Kennedy on this same night and that
Burns was the first man to raise a weapon upon Kennody.
Now you must upon your conscience
arbitrate upon tbo ovidenco before you,
and I ask you again to compare the stories told at different times by the witness
Hinkley, who cannot get Into tho witness box and tell tho same story twlco
alike. I will tell you, gentlemen, what
Is tho case. Thero in tho witness chair
was the man of the two who could not
tell a straight story and at the dock
stands the man who when be said that
he was not guilty of the murder of
O'Connor, told the simple trnth. I will
now with confidence leave tho fate of the
prisoner in your hands.
The Attorney-General began to address
the Jury at 4.80 p.m.
Aftor defining the crimes of murder
and manslaughter and the acts of homicide, bo stated tho four questions into
which the caso had devolved itself. He
went on to note the changes which were
mado in criminal procedure by the
Criminal Code of 1892, and continuing to
note tho tendency of that radical change
which admits the prisonor charged
criminally to testify on his own behalf.
In common cases of crime there Is always the terror of tbe punishment for
perjury hanging ovor the deponent, but
in the caso where a man's life hangs upon
his own testimony, what matters one
more crime to a mine If thereby he save
his life. Tho aim, the burden und the I
point of tlie prisoner's testimony ull
through his evidence, has been to make
It appear that on the night of the tragedy
everybody was too drunk to allow of
any weight, being taken of their testimony. Mark the first account that the
prisoner gave of the killing of O'Connor.
lie said thut the deceased came to his
dentil by a shot from a rifle when taking
It down held In tho hand of the man now
deud. Aguin he has said that lie himself shot O'Connor in self-defence and
that lie hud no other show.
Then the counsel for the prisonor sot
up the defence that the prisoner killed
O'Connor In self-defence. Now If this
was tho caso  why  should   the  prisoner
take to tlie u ds when   lie  might,  have
been acquitted and gone seott free?
- Then the prisoner In his statement has
It his effort to discredit, the evidence of
the witnesses who huvn been exumlned,
bus grossly exaggerated the quality of
liquor consumed by the party of loggers.
Consider   then   thut, this man   whoso
the proverbial bundle of hay In which
they were expected to find tho needle
of truth. It mattered little whether
this wus a fine cambric needle or a bodkin. The needle was there. If ever
there was a caso of murder with malice,
aforethought, or premediated caso of
shooting with intent to kill, this was one.
You heard blm say after the quarrel,
"I will give you one." You havo the
evidence that he gavo It him. To you
jurors of British Columbia, society looks
for safety and security, and you are
bound by your oaths to secure that safety
to tho life and property of your fellow-
citizens. You have before you the scene
of the reign of terror which this man
held over this camp. You have Burns'
testimony that this man terrorised him
till at last in desperation he would
stand it no longer. You have the old
man going into the camp for a gun,
thinking that the gun was charged with
shells that were loaded which Kennedy
knew perfectly well were not loaded.
You have him knocking the. old man on
tho head with the butt of his pistol.
It Is all very well for the learned
counsel to say that the prisoner might
have shot all the officers who went to
take him. But it required a man of
courage to do anything of this kind.
Tlie prisoner is not the man to display
this kind of courage, It bus been shown
tbat he hud been u desperado and un
illicit trader, lie. has had the benefit of
the most, eminent counsel and a fair
trial. Thank God British Columbia does
not know tho experience of lynch law or
mob rule, us is unfortunately the case
so often in the State of Washington,
where, you cun liurilly pick up a nows-
puper without seeing tlie. record of the
banging   Up  to  tlie nearest post or  tree
of u wretch without tho semblance of
u trial, and this happy state of law and
order wo owe to tho fact that Britisli
Columbia juries observe their oaths without fear or favor.
At 7:45 o'clock His Lordship begun to
charge the Jury. The court room wus
packed, and us his Ilonpr proceeded, the
large audience listened witli breathless
attention. In analysing tho evidence,
the Judge directed tho attention of tho
jury to tho cloarnoss of the caso against
the accused. Ho reminded the jury of
the few features that appeared in the
prisoner's favor, but charged that a
verdict of acquittal would be entirely opposed to the large voluuio of evidence.
At 10:20 p. m. tho case was finally
givon to tho Jury, after a revision of the
counsol for tho prisoner. The prisoner
did not appear at all anxious in the interval. Ho conversed cheerfully with
those around the dock. The crowd did
not leave the Court, but remained in
hopes of hearing the verdict.
At 12 o'clock, midnight, the Jury returned, and aftor the roll was called,
rendered the following: "The Jury find
that tho prisoner Ben Kennody alias
Jack Meers is guilty of manslaughter,
without any recommendation for mercy."
The Judge, addressing the prisonor,
before passing sentence, said: Tho Jury,
taking a merciful view of your crime,
have found you guilty of tho crime of
manslaughter. You have nothing to
hopo for, oxcept forgiveness from a Higher Court than that of any earthly realm.
You and your class have been a pest to
society. Twelve of your peers have convicted you of the lesser count In the indictment, with no recommendation to
the mercy of this Court. I now sentence
you to the ponitentiary for the term of
vour natural life.
Tho prisoner was then taken out of
Court by tho officers, and tho Court was
adjourned till 11 a. m. Monday.
[The trial of Stroebel and Eyorley for
the aiurder of Marshall at Huntingdon,
and of tho Indians Peter and Jack for
tho murder of young Pittendrigh at New
Westminster, are still in progress at timo
of going to press. Reports of theso trials
will appear In our next issue.]
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