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Provincial Library
C*   MAR ^7 1894   *
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Vol. I.
No. 28
\t EBCII ANT'S HOTEL, corner of McNeely
jVl    and  Columbia Streets.     Best   Wines
��uu Cigars kept eonstantly on hand.   .IAS.
CASH, Proprietor.
ROOM. Oysters fresh daily. All fame
In season. Open day and night. Meals at
all hours, Ffrst-olass cusine. NoOliiiinmcn.
HARRY HUGHES, Proprietor.      	
GROTTO HOTEL. This House Has been
thoroughly renovated and refurnished,
and the proprietor solicits a share ol publio
patronage. MEALS. SSoents. Whltoeooks,
6, R. SMALL. Proprietor.
One Dollar per Year.
The subscription price of this paper is
81 por'aiinuin. The Pacific Canadian
is the only SI papor published in British
Columbia, and Is certainly thn best
papor published for the money in any
of thn western Provinces of Canada. A
newspaper is an educator, and no
family should be without, ono. Tho
Canadian is designed forn family paper,
and is always free of objectionable
matter. Every homo should have it.
Only $1  per year.
mlllC TELEGEAPH HOTEL, D'ront streot,
I opposite to the Ferry Landing. Nothing bufrchoice--! of liquors and cigars, -Telephone 108., P. 0, Hex 89. IIOGAN BEOS.,
The large number of fishermen here
who have been idle for somo time past,
owing to Inspector McNab receiving instructions from Ottawa to cease issuing
lisliing licenses until the now regulations
came in force, have within the lust day
or two received  relief,   largely  through
j the efforts of Mr. G. E. Corbould, M.P.
Permits aro now being issued good till
: May 1st, at which time regular licenses
will again be available.     All  fishermen
1 justly entitled to ply their calling on the
Eraser will now bn able to gnt to work.
The catch at this season is small,  but it
' is a big item to many men to he able to
make even expenses while waiting for
the usual runs of salmon to come Into
the river.
���GUOKOFF HOUSE, oorner Front and
hi  Bogblo streots, Now Westminster. First
class ho nd and lodging. Besl wines, lienors
and olgars supplied at tlie bar. Hl;M' .*
swANSON, Proprietors.
OCCIDENTAL HOTEL, oorner Oolumbla
ami Bogblo Streets, New Westminster.
B. 0. Rales for Hoard and Lodging: Per
day, $1,110; per week, J5.00. The best of Wines.
Lienors and Olgars dispensed ut the oar.
.1. C. GRAY. Proprietor.
DEPOT HOTEL, Oolumbla Street. New
Westminster, The^est.$1.00 a day house
in Canada. The rooms aro superior, und the
Hotel Is well adapted to the needs ol famines,
to whom special rates are given. Boara by
the week at reduced rales. P. O. BILODEAU,
HOTEL DOUGLAS, corner of Columbia
and MeKenzie Streets. New Westminster. American and European plan. Shaving
lHtrlor attached, under the management ol
1). Walker. Restaurant open day and nig if.
Sample room for commercials. A..I. lOLRllh..
Proprietor.  Telephone 111.   P. O. Box 211.
New Westminster. This is the popular
Hotel of the city. Airy and well furnished
rooms,Cusine department carefully supervised, and the dining tables supplied with
all the luxuries of the season. Banquets
spread to order. Lato suppers provided at
short notice. Choice Wines, W}Jj��JM
Cigars in the sample room. A. VACIlon,
tnOR Sale or exchange for property In B.C.
17 One hundred acres of land iu Manltoulin
Island���SO acres cleared, balance good hardwood and cedar. Four miles from county
town, 1 mile from school, -good house, good
water, Title good. Adress, BUBSOBISBB,
Office Pacific Canadian.
Pure Bred Berkshire
The undersigned, breeder of Pure Bred
Berkshire Swine, has always on hand pigs ol
aU agos, which will be sold at. reasonable
prices,  Applv to
Cloverdale. B.C.
115 MeKenzie street, New Westminster.
CI* Cleaned, Repaired, Dyel
Ladies'Dresses, Gents'Suits and overcoats
Cleaned, Dved and Pressed Equal to new.
Gents' Clothes neatly repaired, velvets,
Plush, Silks, Feathers or Gloves cleaned or
dyed. Sunshades, Black silk Umbrellas.
Blankets, Sheep-Skin Rugs, beautifully
cleaned or renewed In color.
J3T    Kubber Coats   Dyed,   Jgi
SPECIALTY���Lace Curtains  Cleaned or
Dved in all the lAitesl Shades.
It is said that Mr. A. il. li. McGowan,
of Vancouvor, has organized a company
iu Montreal with a capital of $60,000, to
manufacture ol! nnd guano from tho lish
offal of tbo Frasor river canneries. II a
good fertilizer can be made at a price
within the reach of farmers, there
should be a large demand fur it. A considerable portion of the higher agricul-
I\ J. TltAl'i'has resigned his posl-   liiral lands of the district will   not  pro-
Thb Pacific Canadian Is Issued this
week half tho usual size. It, will bo
necessary to continue the small sheet for
a few weeks, pending contemplated
changes that will bo sure to meet the
approval of subscribers.
tion as Market Commissioner.
Tiik steamer Gladys passed the usual
annual Inspection at the beginning of the
The weather this week has been line,
and farmers generally throughout the
district arc busy plowing and seeding.
duco   paying   crops    without   manure,
which is seldom available.
Tde second reading of tho Fraser River
Aid bill will come up in. thn Legislature
on Tuesday. Tho passage of the bill
through the House will bo anxiously
walchsd by the peoplo of the Lower
The Fisheries Department has issued
orders that no sturgeon less than four
feet in length are to bo taken for sale.
This will do something to avert a tlireat-
On Saturday a by-law to borrow 810,-
000 was submitted to the electors of
Burnaby municipality. The by-law was
carried, but the vote was very light.only
38 boing polled. i J ened depletion.
The Oddfellows of Clovordalo, who lost Yesterday being Good Friday was
their line building by fire a few months ! generally observed as a holiday through-
ago, aro now ready to proceed with the j out the city. The weather was delight-
construction of a now building,  and are i fu| and many people enjoyed a pleasant
advertising in this Issue for tenders.
The old ferry boat, the K. do K., is
being dismantled. The scow bus been
sold to up-river parties to be used in
fishing operations, and the boiler is now
lying on the wharf at South Westminster.
What about walking-stick relics?
The half Interest ot Mr. 11. Douglas In
As stated last week thero was no
farmers' market yesterday, boing a holiday. The gates will be open to-day, and
Clerk Lewis expects to do a satisfactory
The civic estimates of expenditure for
the current year wore submitted at the
tho furnishings of tho Colonial Hotel Council meeting on Monday night. The
here was sold on Saturday last bv the !total amount is placed at $838,843.
Sheriff under a judgment in connection \ Mll. w, j, gallaoheb, of the Nanai-
w"Vh�� ��2mlnct Vanoouver Tekgram. mo Ttkaram ua8 a crim|Bal libel suit on
Mr. D. McGilhvray was tbo purchas r j naml. %,e case will come up for hcar-
and tho price was 8400. j lng 011 Wednesday next.
On Monday Stipendiary Magistrate
Pittendrigh went to Mission City to investigate   a  charge   against   two  men
named Williams and daggers, of killing
deer out of season. The case was clear-1
ly proved, and a tine was imposed on j
each of the parties of $36 and costs.
The Vancouver Neics-Adrertum- states
in its Westminster columns that at tho
meeting of Government supporters held
in Union Hall ou Wednesday  evening, a I
The new redistribution bill is now law,
His Honor the Lieut.-Govornor having
given toe royal assent ou Wednesday
The owners of tho steamor Delaware
are negotiating for the sale of that vessel
to Victoria parties.
Murder at  Horth  Ben   ,
North  Bknd,  March 22.��� This even-
resolution was passed  inviting Premier j illK about 7.4S 0.oIook William  Massen
Mainland Truck and Dray
Praying & Teamiim Promptly
Attended to.
Davie to contest this constituency at
next eleelion. The statement is wrong.
No such resolution was passed nor was
it discussed or brought up in any wav.
Mr. Mara has given notice in tho
Dominion Parliament of a motion for
correspondence concerning the management of the New Westminster Penitentiary and an investigation concerning
the same. Mr. Mulock is after the same
Institution and will ask for full information concerning charges made. It is none
too soon to call for an investigation into
the affairs of the institution in question.
der. section man, when returning after
walking over his bnat'ahead of passenger
train No. 3, was met by John McDougall,
watchma'n, who was somewhat under the
Influence of liquor. Massender and McDougall got into a dispute. The former
got a hold of McDougall by the shoulder
and was immediately shot by McDougall.
Mrs. Masseudor, wiff of the murdered
man, who was with him, struck McDougall over the head with a lantern.
Massender fell after the first shot. McDougall lired several shots at Massender
after he had fallen, one lodging In tho
bowels and one over the heart. Massender died about 8:30 o'clock.
A   Foolhardy   Venture.
Montreal,  March 20.���On Sunday a
The Trustees of the Columbian Methodist College have at length selected a
site for their college building. Their
choice lias fallen on four acres lying between  Third and   Fourth   streets   and
Ninth and Tenth avenues whicli have I report was circulated in the village of
been held as a market reserve. This lot. '. Cliambly that a man intended to run the
i can only he acquired by purchase and j rapids on a log for about a mile. Short.lv
the price to bn paid is something over i after 3 p.m. a man named Domphousse
84,000. The sale has to be confirmed by | was seen by a largo number of people
a by-law voted on by the  ratepayers be-; who   had   gathered   coming   down   the
fore it can be carried out.    It  is  the intention of  the  trustees  to proceed with
stream standing on   a log, guiding him
self   with  a  pole,    lie   came down   the
Agents for T. Hembrough & Co.'s Uric!:,
Tile and Pottery Works.
Orders received forHilhiy & Rogers'Coal.
Importer and Manufacturer of
Harness, Saddles, Etc
their building at once if  the  sain Is con-  chute au Corvoau, a great rush of water,
in grand style. From this point he
aimed to cross the stream and puss between the lirst and second piers of the
railway bridge. This, although the venturesome log driver made great efforts to
accomplish, ho was unable to do, and
man anil log shot, down the outside of
tho second pier, Domphousse still stand-
! li rilled.
It cannot be said that the authorities
I of Westminster are over cautious in pro-
i tooting pedestrians from accident to life
Sir  limb.     During   the  winter coasting
was permitted on the principal streets of
the city, with  thn  result Xluit  one man
was run over and pretty badly used up.
647 Front St., New Westminster.
Wanted���a position as short-hand and
type writer. Lawyer's office preferred.
References furnished.   Apply,
A. 1!., care Pacific Canadian.
Now the bicyclists urn  permitted to use I,n? "" ,l,s '��B
thn sidewalks to the eminent risk of
pedestrians at every street corner. A
man passing cast along Front street the
other day arrived at a comer at the
same time as u bicycle traveling south.
A collision was avoided, but the pedestrian was almost scared lo death.
A Convention of the supporters of
the Government was held in vlottjrla on
Wednesday for tlie purpose  of  selecting
candidates for the city at tho approach-
log elections. Six names were put lu
nomination, viz.: Hon. .1. II. Turner,
It.   P.   Rlthet,   II.    I),  lleluieker, JJohll
Braden, W.  II. Ellis and Capt.  John
Irving. The four lirst mi nlioned were
the Choico of tlie convention. .Messrs.
Mills and Irving joined heartily In making tlie nomination unanimous. Victoria
has heretofore favored the Opposition,
but it is the general opinion  that  ill the
next election four solid Ministerialists
will he returned.
A meetino of supporters of lion. Mr.
Davie's Ministry was held In Union Hall and throw up his arms. With a cry he
hereon Wednesday evening lust. There i si,hU lnt�� U"', wators a'"' was seen no
was a good attendance, and many of the ! moro- . Domphousse, who was about 30
prominent business men of the cltv woro: yoiU's "f "��"������ J1"1 s,'"'"t m,lny y('ara ilt
present.     Mayor   Hoy   presided.     The ; lumbering at lhree Rivers,
meeting   was   a   preliminary    one,   for |
organization purposes, and the  business
transacted was tbo appointment of
central and sub-committees. Mr. .las.
Cunningham was made permanent chairman of the central commltteee, and Mr.
Andrew Loamy, secretary. In dun Hum
a gun.-nil meeting of  tlin  party   will he
called to choose a candidate for the representation of New Westminster in the
next Legislative Assembly.
.lust below tho pier the log appeared
to strike a sunken rock and thn man was
swept Into tliu water. He disappeared,
but iu a few seconds arosu again alongside of the log, which he grasped and
pulled himself partly unun it. The log
was now shooting straight for thn roughest portion of tliu rapids. Iu a few
seconds man and log were in the surging
waters, where both disappeared. To
the general astonishment, howuvnr, thn
two appeared safely on the other side,
Domphousse still grasping the log. Tliey
passi d under the new iron bridgo together Into tho smooth water, where
there Is a very swift current, which
strikes across to the other side of the
Apparently Doinpliousse had become
beniimhed will) the cold, for he was no
longer able to guide his log, but floated
helplessly Into the main channel, the
current taking him to the linn ice at
the foot of the rapids. A fewniiniil.es
afterwards he was seen to  lose  his hold
The Council met on Saturday tho 10th
inst. at 1 p.m. The Reeve in the chair
and all members present. The minutes
of last meeting were read and on motion
Communications as follows were read:
P. C. Wamslny,   re.   petition   sont   last
fall;   Captain   M.   Hare,   re.   bridge at
Elgin, the clerk was instructed to reply:
J. A. Forin, re. Wade's affairs judgment
for 81,347; L. P. Eckstein, re.  land  sain
of 1893; from tho Attorney-General,  re. i
amendments to   the   Municipal   Act  of i
1802. the clerk to reply; and from E.  M.
Carncross, re. K. Crozier. wanting to bo j
allowed bis taxes   for   money   spent   In j
cutting a trail lo his laud, although said
trail was uot on road allowance.
The report of the Committee ro. Mood
gates and other works was received. It
was reported that, the Hood gates at tho
river on tho Coast .Meridian Road do no
good, the Council was therefore urged to
do nothing with them. The corduroy on
the Clover Valley Hoad should he raised
and replaced as soon as possible.
Mr. McMillan's report of collections, ;
not, accounted for iu''.13 audit and subsequent collections, was received. On
motion he was allowed his commission
for same. A letter was read from F.
Turner re. statute labor of 1802. On motion tlie Clerk was ordered to Inform him
that the council cannot allow his claim
of 1}4 day's extra work, 1802. The ton-
dcr of James Clay to corduroy thn Wade
Road according to specifications for $1.
L'O per rod was accepted.
Tho following petitions were all refer-
I red to Coun. Gordon to report at the next
meeting, as they were all In his Ward:
H. Hose, for repairs on tho Rose road;
D. M. Robinson and 30 others, and John
Latta and 13 othors, work on Lattiiner
The Licenco Hoard was   appointed on
! motion as follows:   Coun.   Gordon   and
Hookway, together with J. W. Stein, J.
I P., Thos. Shannon, J. P., and tho Reeve.
Coun. Johnson reported that Mr. Wild-
i er had the receipts ready for Mr.  Thrift
for what work  he had performed,  but
that Mr. Thrift had not yet performed
all his work.
Mr. John MeKenzie of New Westminster appeared before the council, in the
��� introst of certain non-resident land holders in tho vicinity of North Hluff. Those
lands had been sold by the Dominion
Goverement and ono payment mado on
them and if a fair proportion of tho
taxes were, not spent on a road adjaceut
to said lands the parties would throw
them up and then thoy would bring in
I no rnvniiue to tho municipality. The
| Reeve stated that thoso parties were In
arrears for taxos and If they were paid,
the Council would spend a fair proportion of them in cutting out roads to
thoso lands this summer.
On motion Mr. Duark was allowed for
two days' statute labor performed In
lt was resolved on motion  to raise the
quarantine from tho Leiuster family,  if
no new cases of diphtheria meanwhile
i appnar, on the 24th,   Coun.   Keery  and
I Johnson to havo the house thoroughly
I fumigated.
The Collector was ordered to hand In
to tho next meeting of this Council the
names of all partios in arrears of taxes
over 810, with a viow to handing thum
In to Court for collection, The work of
raising and replacing the corduroy on
the Clover Valley road was, on motion,
ordered to bo let by auction, Councillor
Keery to attend to this; also to call for
tenders for cutting a ditch iu same Ward.
inn tender of Messrs lioothroyd  and
i Yeomans to lay 50 rods of corduroy  for
840  on   the   Roothrovd   road   was   accepted.
Coun. Keery gavo notice of an amendment to the Statute Labor Hy-law.
Coun. Hookway gave notice of a Re-
j venun Hy-law.
Thu following accounts wore ordered
j to be paid: A. Davidson, So; Wm. Figg,
'84; C. C. Cameron, 87: Jas. Johnson,
j $150; Peter Ryan, 830; W. ]!. Wilder, 82;
Fredrick JBIggs, 81; Jos. Jlnzer, 82; D.
\ Lyai & Co., 81.05; Campbell ,fc Andeison,
I $2; "Gazotte," 811.50; Commercial Prlnt-
1 ing Co., $7.50; G. W. Hoggs, M. D��� 825;
! Kennedy Bros., 8100; M. Harry, 85; C. 11.
: Duark, $3.90; Corbould & McColl, for law
| costs for the year 1800 to Dec, 1892 8500
[52; Eckstein & Gaynor, 8118.50; Cam-
cross, 815, A. A. Richmond, 815; E. C.
\ Johnson, 810; Robt. Gray, 850.
The Collector handed in his report of
collections for February, after which on
motion the council adjourned to moot
March 24th at 1 p.m.
empowered to have a ditch dug along
the  Cemetery   road   and   to  havo the j
cemetery lot fenced In.
Coun. McKeo was empowered to havo J
a ditch dug along the Trunk  road  from
Honeyiuan's house west to lirst section
The Council then adjourned.
Ladners, 17th March, '94.
London. March 22.���The rumor of
Lord Roscbnry's approaching marriage
to Princess Maud of Wales, has been revived with considerable posltlveness in
the lust two days. It bus been discussed
In tlin clubs, but as vet thn newspapers
havo refrained from handling It. The
rumor cannot bo corroborated and tlin
general opinion Is that it Is without
foundation in fact.
The Council met. Present���Tlie Reeve
and full Hoard.
The minutes of lust meeting were
adopted as read.
The Council instructed Mr. Ross, C.E.,
to lay out thn cemetery lot as per plan
submitted by him to tlie Council.
The potition of Mr. A. Mclilann and
others re repairing Crescent Island road
was laid ovnr till the appropriations are
The communication from Mr. II. N.
Rich re gazetting streets In the townsite
of Ladners wits laid over till next meeting.
The bill of Mr. T. K. Ladners for work
done on ihe Green road was ordered paid
on condition that he gave tho Council a
written agreement that the Green road
as now travelled shall remain open as
long as the present bridge shall last.
Tho Delta Highway By-law, 1894, was
liniillv passed as reconsidered.
Tho Court of Revision was finally
passed as reconsidered.
The Reeve, Couns. Arthur, Guichon,
McClosky and McKee wore appointed a
Court of Revision.
Coun. McClosky was appointed to
superintend Mr. Harry Hums' contract
on Crescent Island Road, and tho Clerk
was instructed to notify Mr. Rum that
tho work must be dono according to thn
specification signed by blm.
The Renve and   Conn.   Arthur were
Ex-Roevo Harris of l'ort Ilaminoi.il,
sowed liis lirst field of wheat ou the 13th
inst.. and will shortly havo S0\ iral acres
under potatoes. ��
The settlers iu  tlie neighborhood of
Sechelt intend forming a municipality iu
that district. There are now over une
hundred settlers iu Unit neighborhood.
Mr. (licks, of Ladner's Landing, is
pulling 1'.' acres under hops this year.
Tho result  of   his  experiment will be
watched here with interest as, if successful, a new avenue of wealth will In.
opened up to the farmers of the district.
Word has been received that the body
of tlie late Norman McDougall, one of
the passengers on board tho steamer
Estelle at the time of the explosion, has
been recovered. Thennwsof the finding
of the body was brought to Comox by a
man named Robert Hall, who reports
that both logs worn blown off. Mr. McDougall was part owner of the Estelle,
and was brother-in-law of A. Iliislam,
M. P.
Dan McEachern, one of the lucky
owners of thn Morning Star mine, of
Fairview, is in Vancouver. For somo
months this mine has produced a lino
bar of gold bullion, amounting to several
thousand dollars each month. It is paving a big dividend to its three owners,
the other two being Dave Mangott and
Edmund Lo Fovre. The Stem Winder
and Morning Star claims are boing
worked and the results are most satisfactory. Mr. McEachern considers the
mining prospects for that section this
season as very bright. So far as gold
quartz mining is concerned in Rritish
Columbia, Fairview takes tho lead.
A Celestial giving the name of Ah
Ging was arraigned in tho polico court
at Vancouver charged with the theft of
tobacco from Oppenheimer Bros.' warehouse. Ging and another fellow-countryman entered the warehouso and
priced some goods, Charley liarker attending to thom. While he was absent
a moment ono of 'them picked up a
caddy, which ho tucked under his blouso
and immediately made a hasty exit for
the door. Barker wastooquick for him,
and as Ging reached tho street he was
overtaken and the stolen tobacco found
on his person. Three months' Imprisonment with hard labor at Now Westminster was the sentence tho court imposed.
'.'barlle Johnson, who went down trom
Victoria to South Africa a few months
ago, has written to a friend from Robben
Island, Capo Colony, under date February
12, 1894, advising British Columbians to
stay away from South Africa. Ho is
not well impressed with the country,
though ho has work at what 1.3 thero
considered fair pay, about 82.25 a day.
He mentions that his friends, "Milne,
Mclntyre, Hall and Andy," went to
Jqhannesberg, but that "Andy" returned
dissatisfied and started back for British
Columbia. Hall and Milne wero reported
as having gone to Matabeleland. having
bought donkeys to carry them and their
effects on their long journey.
The Nanalmo Free Press says that
the miners and others employed at the
Wellington colliery have added to the
largo rewards already offered for the conviction of the perpetrator of the recent
dastardly attempt to wreck Assistant
Superintendent Sharpo's house. The
employes will givo 8500 to anyone supplying such information as will lead to
the capture of tho miscreant. Several
detectives are working on the case besides the local police, and now that tho
belief is gaining ground that more than
one man was implicated In tho outrage,
it is thought that sooner or later the
guiuy parties will be brought to justice.
It was reported on Saturday evening
that thu polico had learned that three
men were seen running from the direction of Mr. Sharpo's house directly aftor
thu explosion occurred.
Tho three Indians who were brought
down to Victoria from Alert Hay a fow
days ago, suspected of having something
to do with the Savary Island massacre,
will bn snnt home again. It seems that
the magistrate at Alert. May never sent
a warrant down with the prisoners, consequently the provincial authorities
could not Hold them in custody, and have
simply been looking after them till they
could be returned home. The officer
who brought  the  Indians to  Victoria is
not to blame In the matter, us he happened to be on the steamer when she
called at Alert Hay, and the prisoners
were handed over to his keeping by the
local constable. Even if there was a
warrant, there was not sufficient evidence
to justify the authorities In keeping the
j Indians In custody.
London, March 21.���Mr. Gladstone, in
a letter to the chairman ol tho Midlothian   Liberals,  thanks him   for   the
generous   desire    that   he   (Gladstone)
shall not cease to represent Midlothian,
I He refers to his career and says it has
I certainly  been  changeable, with many
errors of judgment, but bo hopes It was
I governed by the desire for strict justice,
lie says he  rejoices to think  that Scotland lias done battle for tlin right.    Tho
masses,  he declares, own their present
political  elevation   to   the   principles of
"love of liberty for all, without distinction of class,  creed or country."   Mr.
Gladstone  laments  "1.111) discrepancy of
sentiment''  between  tho  two  houses of
parliament, and concludes  by saying he
; feels convinced  that until  the   lirst dn-
' mauds of Ireland are satisfied tho empire
will not have attained the maximum of
its unity and power.    "Nor will  Hritish
honor be.   effoctuallv   cleared    of    the
deepest historic stain ovnr attached  to
Toronto, March 20.���W. G. Murdock, a
prominent criminal lawyer of this city,
who Is also a member of tho Buffalo bar,
has been notified that ho has boen retained as the counsel to defend Erastus
Winnipeg, March 12.���Manager McKay, of the Indian Read experimental
farm, says: "Fifty thousand bushels
of wheat and forty thousand bushels of
oats will bo required to fill the applications received hy the Government for
seed grain."
Montreal, March 17.���Action was taken by, a man named Fisher, to compel
his wife to return to blm, she having deserted him. This morning Judge Pag-
neulo declared the woman must return
to her husband within 15 days or forfeit,
her marriage rights,
Toronto, March 17.��� The report of tha
Provincial  Department of Immigration
for 1893 has been issued.     It shows thai.
the  total   numbor of Immigrants
came into Ontario in that yeiir
6,571, being a decrease of 1,300 froi
previous year.
Niagra Falls, Ont., March 20,
McGovnru, Canadian Customs officer nora
has become a raving maniac. Doctors;
pronounce liim hopelessly insane from a.
disease of the nerves. AIcGovern, who
is a Roman Catholic, In all his hallucinations denounces that Church and especially thn Pope, and Imagines himself'
King of Germany.
Montreal, March 19.���Mr. P. G. M��r-
tlueau, at one time President of thoClub
Natlonel, publishes an open letter in roply to ex-Lieutenaiit-Govcnor Royal's
brochure on Independence, In which ho
strongly opposes both Independence and)
Annexation, as boing dangerous for tho
French Canadian nationality.
Ottawa, March 22.���An express train;
from Winnipeg on tho Canadian Pacific
Railroad, jumped tho track this morning, near Cartler station, and four
coaches were turned over. Two passengers, names unknown, were killed, and!
several others slightly injured. A broken
rail caused the accident.
Windsor, Out., March 22.���Mrs. H.
O'Neill of this place is ono of the four
heirs to a vast estate in California. Tho
others aro Henry Blythe, of Ray City,
Mich., and Airs. John O'Neill and James
Blythe, of Chatham, Ont. Twenty-live
years ago John Blythodledln California,
leaving an estate valued at 81,000,000 to
two son=, his wife being dead. One of
the sons died soon after his father, and
tho othor about fivo years ago, both intestate. Mrs. O'Neill, of this place, is a.
sister of John Blythe, aud It was only
recently that she learned of the death of
her brother's two sons. She at onco communicated with lawyers having charge
of tho estate, and a reply has been received stating that upon receipt ol"
proofs, a settlement will be made.
Toronto, March 80.���Information has
been received by tho Bureau of Mines,
though tlie reliability of tho report as
far as the value of the discovery is cai>-
cerned, has not beon fully established,
that tin oro has been discovered in tlie
vicinity of Sudbury. Tho ore is described as occurring in a ledge of whito quartz;
standing boldly out from tho surface of
tho country rock. Samples of the ore
have beon assayod and have been proved)
to bo casslteriteor tin oxide. Should
this discovery prove to bo one which wilt
show the possibilities of successful working tho claim for tin, its importance will
bo far reaching and it will probably
much hasten the devolopmont of tho district. Tin has so far remained a practiallv
undiscovered mineral, not only in Canada, but on this Continent.
Ottawa, March 17.��� Archbishop Tuchu
has delivered a trcniendfous broadside
against tho Dominion Government for
its failure to. disallow tho North West.
Territories School Ordinance. Indirectly, ho implies that the Thompson Government has not kept faith with the
Roman Catholics, and already he accuses the Premier of Indulging in a clover
piece of special pleading against Roman
Catholic interests in his report to the
Privy Council. Tho broadside is In the
shape of a memorial to thn Govnnor General in Council, and states that Catholics
are so far deprived of control of supcrate
schools that the distinction between
Roman Catholic aud other schools is obliterated. Archbishop Taclic declares
that tho Privy Council committee's report was not true, and that disallowance
would have remedied the grievances complained of lu the School Ordinance.
Remarkable  Mirage.
New Yoitii,  March 20.���The steamor
El Norte, of the Morgan line, which arrived here  yesterday from New Orleans.
1 roported  a  most  remarkable mirage or
| reflection, seen off Cape Hiil.tenis, March
8.    On that day 0. A. Benson, the mate.
; saw away to the westward a big bank of
fog.    The  sea was  smooth  and Hie suu
was .shilling.      As  he  looked at the big.
bank of fog lying off to the westward, he
! saw the counterfeit prosontmentof about)
\ thirty  schooners   outlined   against   the
j sky; some were sailing north, some south
before the wind.    Although the weather
was clear, a mist  would  every now and
then  settle down   upon the steamer and
blot out the picture of the sailing vessels
I outlined on   the   fog bank.   Thon the
! mist would disappear as suddenly as it,
, had appeared, and the sailing schooners
were  seen   hurrying   north   and  south
against tho sky.   The spectacle began,
j about il o'clock in the morning and lasted,
i until  about 8 o'clock.   The first officer
! suid that some of the schooners could bo
' seen   with  their  masts,  sails and   hult
above the water!Inodistinctly portrayed,
whilo of tho othors only tho sails could
be seen and some of them woro cut off lit
the middle, and othors did not show thoir
Turin, March 20.���Louis Kossuth, the
eminent Hungarian patriot, died at 11
o'clock to-night. He was born In 1802.
and during his long career labored and
agitated for tho freedom and liberties oi"
his country. JSTEW   WESTMINSTER,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   MARCH, 24,  1894
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New Westminster. B.C.
by fishermen but by tbe public generally; and unless corrective steps had
been taken, the grievance was likely to
be even more serious this season. Tho
provisions contained in Inspector Mc-
Nab's notice will no doubt prove a sufficient remedy.
Synopsis of Proceedings.
��itj?   Uactftc   QDcmaMan*
NEW WESTMINSTER. MAR.   24,  1894.
In the last issue of the Canadian
thoro was presented a comparison of thn
political records of Jas. Punch, M.P.P.,
and J. C. Hrown, M.P.P. It was a fair
comparison from tho view of the writer,
and in the statement of fact nothing was
hid. It showed that Mr. Punch hold as
closely to the trust reposed In him by
his constituents as tho self-seeking policy
of his colleagues from Wostmlnstor district would permit. It may bo well to
say here that tho Canadian is not a
journal of prejudice; it appeals to Its
readers on tho basis of reason, believes
that most men wish to be just, and offers
its argument candidly. On the occasion
in question the argument adduced showed that Mr. J. C Brown, lod away bv
ambition for political glory, was a traitor
to his country, a traitor to his followers,
and a traitor to his principles. We
perfectly understand that there are a
number of men in this city and throughout Westminster district who honestly
believe that Mr. J. C. Urown is a patriot
and a man of great abilities. The record refutes tho patriotism, or else Mr.
Brown is a terribly misguided man. As
to ability, it is a solemn conviction with
us that the membor for New Westminster is greatly overrated even by his
opponents. The hon. member for this
city commits himsolf to political crudities
with a freshness that would scarcely be
creditable in a school boy. and a self-
sufficiency not to be esteemed creditable
under any circumstances. This has been
shown again and again. Ho has some
talent, but it is the talent, of the agitator,
and it is a hurtful qualification in a free
country under responsible government.
Here men are needed to help make wise
laws, and tho man who devotes his efforts
to stirring up strife Is a menace to the
community. Opposition,as a corrective, is
good; but carried to an extreme lt Is a
political evil. However, whatever the
merit of Mr. Brown, the question now
before us is the justness of tho comparison presented in the last issue of
this paper. The Columbian, speaking for
Mr. Brown, offers objection in theso
"The 'New Baby,' with that callow
impudence which Is tbe concomitant of
complacent Ignorance or colossal assumption of the ignorance and stupidity
of others, actually had the gall, in its
last issue, to put In comparison the
political records of the member for this
city and thn turncoat member for Wostmlnster District, and to draw conclusions
therefrom favorable to the latter ! Such
a comparison, of course, cannot bo seriously discussed by any one knowing
anything of tho two men, thoir respec
tlve characters, abilities and records;
but, if translated into the equine vernacular, it might servo admirably in the
veterinary lino���to mako a sick horso
Now, wo sometimes fancy we detect
writers of three distinct calibres in the
editorial columns of our esteemed cotemporary. There is the irresponsible pistol,
liable to go off at any time; the delightful old smooth-bore, that rejoices in a
littlo sport; and the rilled Winchester,
calculated to kill, though oftentimes
poorly sighted. The abovo response to
our comparison of last week was probably the product of the pistol. There
is a sort of stable odor about it, that
suggests tho idea of a "horso" pistol���a
weapon not vory dangerous In front but
that sometimes kicks back and knocks a
tooth or two out of tho fellow's mouth
that lots it off. It is casv to imagine
tho Columbian writer who pounod tho
above, laughing a sickly laugh at a presentment of facts that never occurred to
his prejudiced mind. But tho extract
from our worthy neighbor should be
amended. The word next to last should
read "ass."
"Notice Is hereby given to all Intending applicants for fishing licenses In
B. C, that applicants not personally
known to tbo Inspector of Fisheries as
actual residents of the Province are required to have certificates, or letters
certifying them to be such, from some
well-known citizen of the Province.
This applies also to such persons as may
have had licenses in former yoars, but
who are hot known to the Inspector as
residents at present."
The above notice was posted last week
by Mr. John McNab, Inspector of Fisheries, undor instructions from Ottawa,
of courso. It is very satisfactory to
know that tho Dominion authorities
havo taken action in the mattor of protecting homo fishermen from unreasonable alien competition. Last year tho
evil was greatly complained ol, not only
Tho bill providing for aid to tbe Fraser
river bridge was introduced in tbe Legislature last Monday, and will no doubt
duly become law. It Is quite possible
that tho Opposition party may endeavor
to obstruct it, for, having in view tho
Opposition record on tbo redistribution
measure, there is no tolling what that
irresponsible body of self-seeking politicians may do to be "agin' tho Government." It is very gratifying to thn
people of the Lowor Fraser to know that
in this mattor the power of the combined Oppositions Is as contemptible as
it has proved to be in other matters of
vital concern to the peoplo of British
Tho essential provision of tho bill is
that the city of New Wostmlnstor shall
receive from tho Provincial Treasury tho
sum of $136,000, payable in seven annual
instalments of 818,000 each, the first instalment to bo paid upon thn completion
of tho work. At tho ond of tho seven
years, should tho city bo in need of
further aid, it will bo in tho power of
tho Lieutonaiit-Oovernor-ln-Coiincil to
continue the annual payments for throe
years longer. We take this to mean that
the Government commits itself to aid the
bridge to the extent of 8180,000. This
is not a very considerable increase on
tho grant ot last year, considering the
magnitude of the work, but there is this
difference, that whereas last year's grant
was towards a special scheme that would
make the bridge the property of a private company, the aid. provided In the
bill now before the House Is direct to the
city of Westminster, and as that corpor-
poration will own the bridge and have
power to collect railway and other tolls
as tho needs in the case may require, it
is believed that tho aid is sufficient to
ensure to Westminster tho long-coveted
structure practically free of cost.
It rests now with tho people of this
city to say whether thero shall bo a highway to connect the thoroughfares of
Westminster with the thoroughfares of
Surrey. On this point there can bo no
question. The Fraser bridgo will bn
built, and thus will be accomplished an
enterprise that for.many years has been
an aspiration of one of tho most progressive coinniuniHes, civic and rural,
within the Provincial boundaries. In
this matter tlie friends of Mr. Davie's
Ministry feel justly elated, not because
of a grant to a public work as deserving
as any other in the Province but because
the Hon. Premier and his colleagues
havo manifested themselves superior to
the acrimonies of political partyism, and
have displayed the same readiness to
admit the claims of a hostile as of a
friendly constituency.
We note that Mr. Rand, who was a
factor in tbe bridge contract of last year,
is exerting himself to prevent the passage of tho new measure. He will not
succeed. Mr. Rand's scheme was given
more than a fair chance, and it failed
utterly. The peoplo aro weary of it,
and it will go tho way of shadows.
The Supplementary Estimates.
The further supplementary estimates
of expenditure for tho yoar ending 30th
June, 1804, laid beforo the legislature,
amount to 811,250, made up as follows:
Clerk of the house (additional to 8600
voted), $100; special constables (additional to $8,000 voted), 85,000; Bull river
bridgo, Kootenay (completion), lapsed
portion from 1893, 81,200; library, legislative and departmental (additional to
8600 voted), 8700; destruction of wolves,
panthers and coyotes (additional to 81,
70(1 voted), .$1,000; commission of enquiry, board of conciliation and arbitration
82,000: exhibit at Sun Funcisco fair. $250;
obtaining agricultural statistics (expenses of district collectors other than salaried oilicers), $1,000:
The suppllmentary estimates of expenditure for the year ending 30th Juno,
1895, amount to $24,510, as follows:
Land Roglstary office, Vancouver additional clerk, gradc'H, 12 months, 81,080;
lop scalers and examiners, 12 months,
$5,000; Supreme and County courts (Victoria), usher of Supreme court, 12
mnths, $780; clerk of the houso (additional to $i;ii(i voted), 8100: hospital, East
Kootcnay, Goldon (additional to $1,000
voted), $1,000; In aid of rosidont physician at Fairview, Okanagan, 8300; purchase of lot adjoining gaol sltn, Kamloops, 8400; public schools (construction),
aid to corporation Nanaimo city, 85,000;
Lillooet district (additional to 87,000
voted), 8500; Quosnolle-Nochaco trail
(additional to 81,000 voted), 8500; sleigh
road, Alexander to Beaver lake, $2,000;
aid to ferries, Cariboo district, $500; Kas-
lo-Slocan wagon road,83,000; Queen Charlotte Island, $750; library, legislative and
departmental (additional to $700 voted),
$500; fire brigade, Kaslo, $200; flock-
masters' association, $250; commission
of enquiry, board of conciliation and
arbitration, $2,000; obtaining agricultural statistics (expenses of district collectors other than salaried officers), $500;
dairman's association, $250,
Ono of the pioneers confined In the
Government lock-op at Vernon managed
to get away, and walked as far as Armstrong, where he was recaptured and
taken back to durance vile. The man,
whoso name Is Isaac Bacon, Is an old
gentleman of eccentric Ideas who has
been confined on the complaint of his
friends in Enderby, whoso lives ho has
repeatedly threatened. He startled the
Armstrong people on his arrival with
the information that ho had killed 10
of his "persecutors" boforo making escape, and was still on the war-path.
Wednesday, March 14.
Tho Speaker took tho chair at 2 p.m.
Dr. Watt moved: That in accordance
with the practico in this and other provinces, and in tho Dominion, but for the
moro offlclont carrying out thereof, it be
an order of this House that as soon as
tho Public Accounts or other departmental reports are printed and ready for
distribution, the Queen's Printer be and
is hereby directed to send a copy to oach
of tho members of this House and to tbo
various newspapers and public libraries
In tho Province.
Hon. Mr. Heaven said it appeared to
him that this proposition was not quite
courteous to tho representatives of Her
Majesty in this Province, to whom such
reports should bo presented beforo distribution. Re therefore moved in amendment to the effect that a respectful
address be presented to Ills Honor stating that this Houso is of opinion that as
soon as possiblo after being printed, and
having beon presented to liis Honor, ho
might bn pleased to have tho departmental reports laid before eacli member of
thn House.
The amendment, and the resolution as
amended, were adopted.
Mr. Foster moved: Whereas a return
of tho House has been granted showing,
among other things, a detailed statement
of the expenditure In connection with
tho working of tho bureau of labor
statistics; and whereas Id said statement
certain items appear as follows: Collector of statistics, 7th Snptmnber to 31st
October, 1893, at $100 per month, 8179.92;
clerk, 7th September, 1893, to 31st January, 1894, at $60 por month, $288. Travelling expenses���Purchase of buggy for
collector, $110; team of horses for collector, $180; saddle horse, 850; harnoss,
saddle, etc., 871.50; caro of horso and
horse hire, 814; expenses in travelling,
8158.25; And whereas In said statement
no explanation Is given as to tho object
for which such expense was incurred,
nor the locality in whicli tbo money was
spent: Therefore be it resolved, that a
further return be granted giving tho
name of the collector of statistics, the
name of tho clerk, the localities in which
thoy operated, and all statistics collected.
Motion agreed to.
The House wont into committee on tho
bill to validate a by-law and contract in
relation to certain public works in tho
township of Richmond, Mr. Fletcher In
the chair. Tho long discussion which
occurred on the motion for the second
reading was repeated, the bill being
opposed by Mr. Brown, Mr. Sword and
Mr. Kitchon on the ground that the
McLean Brothers should under.it bo
awarded, if anything, simply the amount
of their contract, with no allowance for
the damages suffered in consequenco of
nou-payinout of the amount duo by the
corporation, or for the costs incurred iu
having to take the matter to court. On
tho other hand Hon. Mr. Davie and
others showed that from the evidence
presented to tho House it appeared that
tho McLeans bad carried out the contract in good faith; that it was through
no fault of theirs that because of certain
irregularities In the proceedings they
could not be paid; and that having
suffered great inconvenience through
being kept out of their money for two
years, and put to tho cost of legal proceedings whicli failed on a technicality,
they should receive some such compensation as provided for.
Tho committee roso and reported progress.
Tho Speaker announced that he had
prepared his ruling on tho subject of the
Consolidated electric railway and light
company's bill, to which objection had
been taken bv Mr. Sword In the afternoon because the advertised notice of
th* bill did not stato that the franchises
of tho Westminster and Vancouvor company were to be acquired. He found
that the fact is as stated, and considered
the objection fatal to tho bill, whicli he
must rule to be not properly before the
Hon. Mr. Davie said it seemed rather
hard on the promoters to throw out the
bill now, on a technicality, when lt could
not be revived again this session. Ho
asked if the irregularity could not bo
overcome somo way or other.
The Speaker said he wolild bo glad to
give tho matter further consideration to
seo if anything can bo done, and he would
be glad of any assistance from hon. meni-
Hon. Mr. Davie said tho parties Interested ought at all events to have an
opportunity to consider what might bo
done under the circumstances.
Tho bill respecting tlin British Columbia Southern railway, laid beforo tho
legislature yesterday, provides that the
grant in favor of tlie British Columbia
Southern railway, authorized by tho
Railway aid act, 1890, and amendments
shall bn extended to tho several sections
of said railway as described in sub-sections (n), (/)) and (c) of section 8 of the
British Columbia Southern railway act,
1894; and a'so that it shall lie a sufficient
compliance with tho provisions of section
1 of the said Railway aid act, 1890, as
amended, as respects the eastern section
1 of tho said Railway aid act, 1890, as
amended, as rospocts the oastern section
of said railway, that guaranteo bo given
for the completion of tho said oastom
section, omitting that spur from tho
Kootonay river noar Elk rivor to the
49th parallel.
The Houso adjourned at 10 p.m.
TuuitHDAY, March 15.
The Speaker took tbo chair at 2 p.m.
Mr. Homo presented a potition from
the ratepayers of Chllllwack against the
bill to validate a by-law of that municipality.
The debato on the Nakusp & Slocan
railway bill was resumed. The evident
purpose of the Opposition was to obstruct
Dr. Milne moved the second reading of
bis bill to amend the election regulation
act. This proposed to reduce the deposit
from $300 to 850, to extend the time for
closing the polls from 4 to 5 p.m., to do
away with the numbering of ballots so
that they could not be traced ou appeal;
that besides tbe nominator and seconder
ten olectors, Instead of five, should be
required to assent In writing to a nomination, and some minor amendments.
Hon. Mr. Beavon said that personally
he is opposed entirely to a doposit of any
sort, Just as ho Is to tho requirement of
a property qualification on the part of
members of tho legislature. In order
that ho might not be misunderstood, ho
wished to point out why holding this
view he still favors a property qualifica
tion for municipal councillors. The
reason is that it is simply intellect which
requires to bo represented In the legislative halls, where the laws are made; but
a municipality is in a different position,
being simply like a joint stock company,
and the councillors in tho position of
directors elected by tho shareholders to
carry on their business. He would like
the bill better did it propose to entirely
repeal tho doposit provision, but would
vote for it as a step in the right direction. He did not quite approve, either,
of tho provision that ten electors must
assent to a nomination to make it valid.
Ilou. Mr. Davio said ho could not seo
much in the bill to commend It, for it Is
either unnecessary or contrary to good
policy. The provision that the assent
of ten instead of five electors should
bo required he considered objectionable
as further Interfering with the secrecy
of the ballot, though it does not always
follow that a man votes for his own
nominee. He know, for instance, of a
caso where at a polling place on this
Island, a candidate who had an agent
there did not even get this one vote. As
I to tbe deposit, he thought tho require-
\ mnnt of $200 a very good provision
indeed, and lie. would bo sorry to seo it
abolished. It bad a tendency to prevent
peoplo putting themselves up merely to
! get a chance to talk, when perhaps thoy
could not got 25 per cent, of tho votns.
He had known an Instance In one of tho
cities where a man who had got himself
| nominated only received 36 out of 1,000.
1 He thought it would bo no improvement
to extend tho closing hour until 5 o'clock,
and that it is hotter to close tho polls at
4 as at present, and havo tho agony
ovor. This gives an opportunity tocount
the votes and ascertain the result at a
reasonable hour in the evening, and the
voting time is ample as it is. He thought
lt well that ballots might bo followed
and identified In certain cases, for instance, if a man should bo found to have
voted moro than once, at different polling placos. Such votes can now be
disallowed, but this could not bo done if
thore were no means of identification.
In this connection he might state that he
intends to bring down an amendment
providing that the voting lists shall be
closely scrutinized before the final count
of votes, so that if anyone has voted
moie than once this may be found out
and tho votes disallowed. Having convinced himself that tho bill is either
unnecessary or contrary to good policy
he would vote against the second reading.
Tho second reading was refused on
division of 11 to 19.
The report from committeo on the
Supremo Court, act amendment bill was
considered, several amendments being
added on the motion of Hon. Mr. Davie,
and further consideration being deferred.
Hon. Mr. Davio moved for leave to Introduce a bill Intituled "An act respecting the union of certain Methodist
churches in Canada, 47th Vic, chap.
Bill read a first time.
The roport from committeo of tho
wholo on tho redistribution bill was
taken into consideration, sovoral amendments being added on motion of Hon.Mr.
Mr. Brown moved to insert a clauso
prohibiting the sale of liquor within any
electoral district on election day.
Hon. Mr. Davie said ho quite agreed
with this provision, which is In tho Interest of good ordor at elections, and as
stated by Mr. Brown forms part of tho
Dominion act. Ho overlooked tho mat-
tor himself.
Tho House adjourned at C p.m.
Fbiday. March 16.
Tho Spoaker took tho chair at 11 a.m.
Mr. Kitchen asked leave to introduce
bills to amend the line fences and water
courses act and to amend the homestead
and amending acts.
Bills read a first time.
Hon. Mr. Turner moved the third reading of the bill respecting dairying.
Bill read a third time and passed.
The Houso went into committee on the
municipal act amendment bills introduced respectively by Hon. Mr. Davie
and Mr. Grant, with Mr. Booth in the
chair. Tho bills were considered concurrently, tho clauses being taken up
from each in tho order In which they
affected the act.
The committee having made considerable progress rose and reported.
Mr. Croft asked leave to introduce a
bill to amend the fire companies' aid
amendment act, 1871.
Bill read a first time.
On motion of Mr. MeKenzie, Mr. Hall,
who has gone out of town, was removed
from the committee on the Gauvreau
expedition, wliich will now consist of livo
members with three for a quorum.
The House again wont into committee
on tbo bills to amend tho municipal act,
Mr. Booth in the chair.
lion. Mr. Davie moved an amendment
making the date up to which a rebate on
the municipal taxes may bn granted the
1st of December, as formerly, Instead of
tlie 31st of Octobor, as enacted by an
amendment passed last ynar. This was,
after discussion, agrund to on division.
lion. Mr. Davio also moved to striko
out tho word "public'' in tho clauso
exempting hospitals from taxation. Ho
asked why a hospital such as St. Jesoph's
for Instance, which is carried on for purely
charitable purposes, and not for privato
gain in any way, should bo taxed. He
thought that tho word "public" got into
tho act by inadvertence. This was
agreed to, after words had boen added
limiting the acreage to be included in
theso exemptions.
Hon. Mr. Davio moved to repeal tbo
clause requiring the holder of a license
obtained since 1801 to advortlso In tho
newspapers evory six mouths his Intention to apply for a renewal. He said
there appeared to be no good reason for
making the discrimination between persons who held licenses beforo 1801 and
those who obtained them since, and that
there Is no vested right In a license,
which ought to be subject to repeal at
any time If abused by the holder. He
thought, however, that all license holders should be treated alike, and therefore moved this amendment.
Agreed to on division, after discussion.
Hon. Mr. Davie next moved an amendment prohibiting Sunday trading, or Sunday labor, except in specified works of
necessity or charity, llo said this was in
accordance with the generally oxpressod
wish, In Victoria at any rate, whoro a
largo number of stores are kept open on
Sunday, not becauso thoir proprietors
want to, but becauso some of their neighbors do so, and those who closed would
be put to a disadvantage. He Instanced
tho potition of tho barbers for a municipal by-law to compel Sunday closing,
which failed of result bocause  ono pro
prietor would not sign. Tho exceptions
include railways and-tramways, hack
drivers, livery stables, drug stores and
such places which from their nature are
required to be kept open at all times.
The amendment was agreed to, and
after several other clauses had beon
passed the committeo rose and reported
The Houso adjourned at 11.20 p.m.
Monday, March 19.
The Speaker took the chair at 11 a.m.
Mr. Martin moved for returns containing tho roport of Messrs. Keefor& Smith,
C.E.'s, regarding tlie proposed bridgo at
Kamloops; and tho reports of the government inspector of coal measures in the
Nicola country.
On consideration of tho roport from
committeo on the bill respecting tho
legislative library and bureau of statistics, Hon. Mr. Beavon moved to strike
out tho clauso making it obligatory on
municipalities and school boards and all
public institutions to send In returns
when requetsed.
Motion lost on division.
Hon. Col. Baker moved the adoption
of tho report from committee on the bill
to amend tho placer mining act, 1891.
Motion agreed to.
Dr. Watt moved tho third reading of
Cariboo railway bill.
Bill read a third timo and passed.
Mr. Homo moved tho third reading of
the bill respecting the Brunette sawmill
Bill read a third time and passed.
Mr. Horno moved thn adoption of the
report from committeo of tho wholo on
the Chllllwack drainage bill.
Motion agreed to.
Mr. Kitchen moved tho second reading of tho bill respecting linn fences and
water courses, the object of which ho
said Is simply to extend the provisions
of tho line fences act so that they shall
apply to water-courses.
Bill read a second time.
Mr. Kitchen moved the second reading
of a bill to amend the homestead act, and
providing that the personal property of
of a debtor to the amount of fivo hundred dollars shall be exempt from seizure
for debt, except for a debt contracted In
respect of such Identical goods or
Hon. Mr. Davie said he did not like
the way in which the bill is drawn but
being in favor of the principle he would
not oppose the second reading.
Bill read a second time.
Hon. Mr. Davio presented a message
from His Honor the Lieutenant Governor transmitting a bill to aid tbe construction of a railway and highway traffic
bridge across the Fraser rivor at New
Hon. Mr. Davie moved that tho House
go into committeo of tho whole to take
into consideration the bill intituled "An
act to provide for the payment of succession duties in certain cases."
Bill reported and read a first time.
Hon. Mr. Vernon asked leavo to introduce a bill to amend tho land act.
Bill road a first timo.
Tho report from committee on the bill
to amend the B.C. railway act was
furthor considered, and adopted with
amendments by Mr. Hunter.
The report from committeo on the redistribution bill was further considered,
several verbal amendments being made.
Hon. Mr. Davio moved tbat section 6
of tho Election regulation act 1889 be
repealed and tho following substituted
"6. At tho final count tho returning
officer shall examine ballots rejected by
the several presiding officers and shall
scrutinize tho marked copies of tho register of voters recoived from the several
deputy returning officers for the purpose
of ascertaining whether any person has
voted moro than once, and the decision
of tho returning officer at the final count
as to any question arising in respect of
any ballot paper shall be final, subject to
reversal on petition questioning the election on return."
Motion agreed to.
An amendment by Mr. Brown providing that no liquor shall bo sold on polling
day In any electoral district, also was
agreed to.
The report as amended was adopted.
Hon. Mr. Turner presented a message
from His Honor tho Lieutenant-Governor transmitting further supplementary
estimates for the year ending June 30,
1894, and supplementary estimates for
the year ending June 30, 1895.
Hon. Mr. Davie said it appeared from
the stato of tho order papor that it would
be impossible to complete the business of
the session beforo Good Friday, and ho
therefore rsked what was the desire of
tho House with respect to adjournment
ovor tho holidays.
Mr. Kitchen suggested adjournment
from Wednesday to Tuesday.
Mr. Smith thought that in the intorest
of those who cannot go homo the adjournment should bo from Thursday to
Mr. Brown said probably time would
bo saved in thn nnd by giving the Government plenty of timo to look through
all the bills, fdr it was evident that they
had not had tho necessary time latoly
Hon. Mr. Davln said lie thought Mr.
Kitchen's suggestion tho best.
Hon. Mr. Davio moved the second
reading of the bill relating to tho B.C.
Southern railway, adapting the provisions of tho land act to tho provisions of
tho amending act respecting tho railway
passud this session.
Motion agrood to.
Tho Houso adjoumod at 5.50 p.m.
TUESDAY, March 20, 1894.
Tho Speaker took the chair at 2 p.m.
The House wont Into committeo of the
whole on the mossage from tho Lieutenant-Governor transmitting the bill granting aid to the Frasor river bridge, Mr.
Adams in the chair. Bill reported and
read a first time.
Hon. Mr. Vernon presented returns
containing the report of Messrs. Keefer
and Smith, C. E.'s, regarding the proposed bridge at Kamloops; and also the
reports of the Government inspector of
coal measures in the Nicola country.
The bill respecting the legislative
library and bureau of statistics was read
a third time and passed.
Hon. Mr. Davie moved the second
reading of the bill providing for the payment of succession duties In certain
Aftor a long discussion the bill was
read a second time.
The Supreme Court bill and the Redistribution bill were road a third time and
Tho Houso again went into committeo
on tho bill to amend the municipal act,
Mr. Booth in the chair.
The committoo roso and reported tho
bill comploto with amendments.
Hon. Mr. Davio prosentod a return
containing tho request for tho appoint
ment of a Supreme Court judge for Van -
The B. C. Southern railway bill was
considered In committee and reported
complete with amendments.
Tbe bill respecting the Nelson & Fort
Sheppard railway was read a third time
and passed.
The companies act amendment bill was
considered in committee and reported
complete without amendments.
Tho bill respecting the union of the
Methodist churches was read a second
Mr. Brown asked: 1, Has the attention
of the Govornment been called to the
need which exists for bettor protection
to life and property on the northwest
coast of the mainland and islands adjacent thereto? 2. What stops, if any,
havo been taken to afford the protection
needed? 3. Have any steps been taken
to limit tho issue of liquor licenses in
that part of tho province?
Hon. Mr. Davio replied as follows: 1.
Tho officers of the Govornment havo
kept tho Governmont informed of the
necessities of the caso from time to time,
and all reasonable steps have been taken
consistent witli the geographical peculiarities of the district and tho excellent
nature of the settlements to render life
and property secure, and tho success of
such steps is sufficiently evidenced by a
comparison of tho district mentioned
with similarly situated districts in
other countries and provinces.
2. Tho Governmont naptha launch,
in charge of threo constables, has boen
engaged In patrol work in tho vicinity of
Valdez, Cortos andCamp islands for somo
time since
3. Tho only liquor license hold on tho
northwest coast north of Comox Is at
Lund and such license was issued by a
licensing court in Now Westminstor district without tho Govornment being consulted in the matter. All applications
mado to the Superintendent of Provincial
Polico within tho last four years have,
under instructions from the Government,
been refused by that officer, and several
applications recently recoived have been
similarly treatod. Mrs. Moses Ireland,
storekeeper at Camp Island, has recently been fined 8284 for selling liquor
without a license, and all similar cases
coming undor the attention of the police
are prosecuted without regard to expense. In November last the steamer
Ina, with a cargo of whiskey In charge
of three men, was seized by the police
near Bute Inlet. Each of tho men was
tried and convicted of three separate
offences, viz.,supplying liquor to Indians,
and tho steamer Ina, valued at, 83,000,
was confiscated and sold by public auction at Nanaimo.
Hon. Mr. Vernon movod the second
reading of tho bill to amend the laud act,
which he proceeded to explain at length,
first taking up the provision for the lease
of hay lands to ore-emptors. He stated
that at the present time it is often not
possible for pre-emptors to obtain on
their own lands sufficient hay for the
number of cattle thoy desire to raise, and
though thero are large meadows noar by
upon which they havo from timo to time
gone to cut hay they havo no right to do
so, and cannot safely eugage in stock-
raising to tho extont they otherwiso
would for fear that source of supply
might bo cut off. The Government propose, therefore, to secure those parties
by allowing tbem to lease the hay lands
for a term of livo years, tho leases to be
for tracts not exceeding 160 acres, and a
fair rental being charged, so that the
meadows will bocomo a source of revenue
to the Government, which now gots
nothing from them. At the end of the
fivo yoars the Government can renew the
loases or not, according to whether It
appears to be in the interest of the public that the lands shall continuo to be
used for this purposo, or shall be opened
to pre-emption or otherwise disposed of.
In some parts of the province there is no
necessity for such a provision as this,
but in Cariboo, Yale and Lillooet he
thought it would bo appreciated since
the sale of lands had been discontinued.
The hay meadows which the Government
have in mind are mostly up in the
mountains, in inaccessible places where
the land is not likely to be pre-empted
for many years to come. Another provision of the bill relates to leases of
quarries and sites for fishing stations,
these being proposed to be issued for the
longer term of twonty-ono years, so that
lessees would bo warranted In going to
the expense of putting in the machinery
necessary for the operation of the quarries or erecting the buildings necessary
for the canneries. The quarries occurring
naturallv on sections which aro simply
a mass of rock, it is an impossibility for
anyono to comply with tho pre-emption
law with rospect to them, and tho
mineral law does not apply to these cases
either, so that some such provision as
that is a necessity. A movo In the direction of encouraging persons of moderate
means to tako up small holdings is
inadn in tho proposition to grant leases
of 20 acres iu extent, for livo ynars, at.
such a rental that, if it be paid and the.
other conditions be complied with, at thn
termination of tho lease the tenant will
havo paid for his land and become the
owner of it. This will enable persons
with littlo or no capital to take up land.
The now departure thus mado will on-
able the Government to deal moro satisfactorily with land which is likely to acquire more than tho ordinary value,
which thoy can thus put to somo uso in
place of allowing it to He Idle, not open
to pre-emption, or selling It at auction
perhaps to some speculator. Ho thought
lt would allow small holders, acquiring
land on reasonable terms, to make a fair
living by the cultivation of vegetable
gardens or otherwise, thus providing
homes for a large number of settlers.
After a short discussion the bill was
read a second time.
The House adjourned at 5:40 p.m.
Wednesday, March 21.
The Speaker took the chair at 3 p.m.
Mr. Smith presented a report from the
mining committee suggesting amendments to the mining act. Received and
Mr. Kellie asked: Who furnished the
Information on which N. Fltsstubbs, geld
commissioner for West Kootenay district,
based that part of his annua, report to
the Hon. the Minister of Mines, dated
the 1st day of January, 1804, which re-
fors to the northern division of said
district ?
Hon. Col. Baker���Mr. Fltzstubbs furnishes his annual report and I am not
cognizant of the sourcos of his Information.
The Chllllwack drainage bill was read
a third time and passed.
The report from committee 011 the bill
respecting certain DUblic works In the
township of Richmond was adopted.
The Houso went into committoo of tbe %\<\
whole on the bill to authorize certain
dyking and drainage works in the district of New Westminster, Mr. Keith in
the chair. The committee roso shortly
afterwards, tho Lieutenant - Governor
having arrived.
His Honor tho Lieutenant-Governor
having taken his seat upon thu throne
signified the royal assent to tho act respecting the redistribution of scats, and
the act respecting the board of horticulture.
Tho House again went into committee
on the bill respecting dyking and drainage in Westminster district.
The bill was reportod complete with
amendments, several further suggested
changes being after Jong discussion laid
ovor to be presented *n consideration of
the report.
Hon. Mr. Davie presented a mossage
from His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor
transmitting a bill respecting the drain-
ago and dyking and irrigation of lands.
The message was considered in committee, Mr. Semlin In the chair. Bill
reported and read a first time.
Mr. Sword asked when tho information promised with rospect to the Nakusp
& Slocan railway may be expected.
Ron. Mr. Davie answered that tho information is now boing prepared. The
Govornment are taking steps to obtain
exhaustive particulars on every point
mentioned, and havo gono to considerable trouble to obtain sworn statements
and tho most reliable Information that
can be secured.
The House went Into committeo of tho
wholo on tho bill to provide for tho payment of succession duties in certain
casos, Mr. Croft in the chair.
Mr. Hunter moved to strike out section
2 of clause 3, exempting property bequeathed for religious, charitable or
educational purposes. lie argued tbat
this Is double taxation as tho preamble
indicates that the whole fund Is to go
for these purposes.
Hon. Mr. Beavon moved an amendment to subsection 1 of clause 3, to exempt all estates the value of which doos
not exceed 810,000���instead of $5,000 as
provided in the bill. This amendment
was put and lost.
Hon. Mr. Davie said after consideration he thought it not necessary to have
the provision to exempt religious, charitable and educational bequests, as the
donor could, if he so desired, make provision for the duty in the will, and as
pointed out the duty goes in any event
for charitable purposes. Ho therefore
would not oppose Mr. Hunter's amendment.     ,
Amendment agreed to, and sub-section
2 struck out.
Hon. Mr. Turner moved to amend
clause 4, providing the scale of charges,
by making the duties payable on sums
up to 8100,000 1 per cent., up to $200,000
2 par cent., up to 8700,000 3 percent., up
to 81,000,000 4 por cent., and above that
amount 5 por cent. Property devised to
any one of certain described near relations to be exempt up to 810,000 in each
case, and to be charged half rate on all
in excess of that amount.
The committeo rose and reportod progress.
The House adjourned at 6 p.m., until
2 p.m. on Tuesday next.
CapUre Anlmali Keoeivo No Meat on Sunday!, Only Milk.
Trained animals do not like Sunday
One ivould naturally suppose that on
that day, when they do not have to an
through their paces in the big ring in
the arena, and snow off to an audience
what they can do, but lie comfortabi'
��in their cages and sleep, that they won 1, i
enjoy themselves very much better
than on any other, bnt inch is not the
Sunday if medicine day. Any one
who knows anything about a lion will
acknowledge at onoe that to get one of
these animals to take a nostrum is
simply ont of the question. The sense
of smell with the lion is in a very
high state of development, and, no matter how snbtle the physician may be.
medicines are hard to get down a lion's
throat, if not actually impossible. Ps'j
fessor Darling, who is perhaps one of
the best informed men at present
on the question of lions, was found
stroking one of his brute's xnaner-
through the bars of the cage the other
day, when he turned and said:
"Did you ever see a lion drink?"
Now tho popular idea is that a lion
oats, but does not drink. No one ever
heard of any one else ever telling about
a lion drinking. No one ever associated
Iriiiking with the lion, yet the lions do
Iriuk, and Sunday is drinking day. lt
is the ono day of seven that they take
jff and devote to drinking, but at the
^tme timo it is the one day of seven
that they devote to fasting.
Said Professor Darling: "From Saturday afternoon until Monday night my
lions never get one bite of food. This
may appear on tho surface very cruel;
it may look as though they wore half
starved, and to many who imagine that
we overfeed our animals it m ly look
liko a horrible prevarication, but it is a
fact nevertheless. Each lion during the
week is fed onco a day. This feed is
.riven them directly after they have
. finished their work, never before, and it
consists of a chunk of meat weighing
twenty pounds.
"After I have ended my performance
for Saturday night my lions wait until
Monday night after the performance
before they taste meat, and all they get
is milk. Yon know the lion belong* to
the cat tribe. You have often seen a
pretty little pussy sitting over a saucer
of cream and lapping it as daintily as
can be Imagined and seeming to enjoy
it. Well, a lion ii simply a great big
oat. They all come from the same
sonroe, and they all have instincts alike,
and, as a mattor of protection to the
health of my animals, I give them on
Sunday only milk. This acts as a tonic,
and tone* np their systems. That is
why I have been able to keep these live
that I have for so many years and work
t hem hard (because it u hard work for
these animal*) and *tiU hare them looking so well.
"Would yon like to tm the lions
drink?" he said, turning to me. and,
never having had that opportunity, I
naturally said "Yes."
The big, brawny keeper wo* called,
and an order given for some milk. The
lion* when they are about to be fed
.lump over each other, rush around, and
make a great fuss to get their various
pieces of beefsteak, but when the milk
came in they seemed to look at each
~ther with an expression of "Well, here
it comes again!" and there was no particular hurry as to who would first be-
,in to lap the milk.
About a quart and a half of rich milk
vas    set down  to   each   of   the five
���rutes. and slowly, seemingly reluctant-
iy, tliey got up and began to drink it.
here was a great deal of difference be-
.venn tho little red tongue of the pnsBy
at. which daintily laps up uiiik from a
-���nicer, and the great rough tongue of
he king of  beasts that went at their
uodicine.   They seem to go at it more
s a matter of duty than aa a matter of
;iste; yet in a very few liiotnents after
. lie dish wus put in front of them it was
empty;    Still, there was no clamoring1
or any  moro, but   they turned  over,
i loking drowsily at their keepers, as if
oBay:    "Well, we did it becauBe we
ranted to; not because you wanted us
to do it."
' 'That, "said Professor Darling, "is all
I he medicine my animals ever get. At
.lines I have attempted to put a small
amount of sulphur in the milk, but the
animals do not take it. Too much meat
would completely npset the system of a
lion just ns it would a man.
"1 know very well that lions running
in tho jungles do not get milk to drink,
vet, on thn other hand, you must rendu her that a lion running in the
jungles has more room for exercise than
a lion behind tho bars."
Color*   From Coal-tar.
Writing about that marvellous color
producer, coal tar, a writer in Long���
.nan's Magazine reminds us that it is
only thirty six years ago that Perkin
"gathered lip the fragments" in coal-tar
and produced the beautiful mauve dye.
Now, from tho greasy material which
WUS considered UBeless is produced madder, which makes coal-tar worth ��100 a
ton. Ibis coloring matter alone now
employs an industry of two millions sterling per annum. One tone of good
cannel-coal, when distilled In gas retorts, leaves twelve gallons of coal-tar,
from whioh are produced a pound
of benzine, a pound of toulene, a
pound nnd a half of phenol, six pound*
of napt halene, a small quantity of xylene
and half a pound of anthracene for dyeing purposes. According to Roscpe,
there are sixteen distinct yellow colors,
twelve orange, thirty red, fifteen blue,
seven green and nine violet, besides a
number of browns and an infinite number of blendings of all shades.���New
York World.	
Trying; to Ktcapa.
"There I" said the young wife proudly, as she deposited the hot plate carefully on the table. "That's the first
mince pie that 1 ever made without any
help, all alone myself."
"So it is 1" exclaimed her husband enthusiastically, looking it over, critically
meanwhile. "And as long as it is the
very first, my dear, don't yon think that,
instead of cutting it, it would be nice
to keep it for a souvenir? How would
it do to have it framed?"���Somerville
As It Struck Bessie.
"I had to come back, mama," said
Bessie, who had made a most heroic
effort to givo her doll a sleigh ride in
the back yard while the blizzard was
on. "The wind Mowed all the air
away so I couldn't breathe ["���Chicago
When to Hit.
Honor tells us not to hit a man when
he's down, and discretion warns us to be
careful about hitting him when he isn't
Interesting Sketch of Their Ways and
Manners at Home.
The most ancient moralist that we
know, the Egyptiun Ptahhotpou, spoke
of women as bundles of mischief and
bags rull of lies and wickedness. The
testimony of the wall-paintings of The
lies, of the basB reliefs of Louqsor, and of
the antique papyri written by the remote
predecessors of Boccaccio and Sacchetti,
goes to Bhow that the ladies of old
Egypt, with their plaited hair and
jewelled bosoms, were ardent to attack
and weak to resist. Princesses, daughters of the priestly class, or peasants,
all resembled the wife of Potiphor, if
we may believe the ingenious stories,
the popular tales and the golden
legends which have for centuries
amused the ennui of the mummies in
their silent tombs, and which the modern readers of hieroglyphics are now deciphering for the better comprehension
of the most ancient and perhaps the
gayest of civilizations. Tho Egypt of
the Pharaohs is no longer figured in our
imagination as a land of hieratic contemplation, but rather, like our own
country, as a placo of joy and of teais,
of hopes and of fears, of illusions and
emotions, a land peopled by human
beings like ourselves, who laughed,
sang, loved and passed. Modern erudi
tion hae even succeded in deciphering
love-lyrics that wero sung four or five
thousand years ago on the banks of
the Nile���lyrics in which the ancient
Egyptians expressed the sentiments
that devoured them���sometimes with
exquisite sweetness, at othor times
with an exuberance nnd a boldness
of imagination that alarm our more sober Western minds. The Egyptian
made all nature participate in bis amorous emotions���the song of birds, the per
fume of flowers, the murmur of tbe
breeze. Egyptian love is a manifestation of the joyous and spleudid liar
mony of triumphant nature, but at the
same time it is tempered by a veil of
sadness, and by the ever-present consciousness of the fragility of things and
the brevity of bliss.
The Egyptian woman was almost the
equal of the man; she was free to come
and go, to tempt and to be tempted,
and she mode uso of her privileges. The
land of Potiphar's wife is not the land
either of tho harem or of the veil. It
is in tho palaces of Assyria that we must
look for the harem. It is in the valleys
of the Euphrates and tbe Tigris, in the
cradle of civilization, that we shall find
tbe veil, that emblem ot modesty and
Submission, which became one of tho
arm* of coquetry almost as soon as it
wa* invented. Ilia first woman who
saw her own image reflected in the still
waters of the river, whether Pison,
Gihon, Hiddekel, or Euphrates, wa* the
first coquette, and when ihe began to
arrange her hair, to smooth it. to hid*
it with a veil or shawl, to conceal one
part of her face and to reveal another,
the art of coiffure wa* invented.���Harper's Bazar. 	
A writer in National Stockman tells
how to make a paste to cure foot-rot and
other sores on sheep. Use equal parts
gunpowder, blue vitriol, sweet or castor
oil and pine tar; the powder and vitriol
to be pulverized and mixed with the oil
and tar, and all simmered together.
The Dominion Parliament.
Ottawa, March 20���The Estimates
were brought down in the Houso to-day
They ask 837,321,806 for consolidated
fund or a decrease of 8371,384 compared
with the current year. This isadecrease
of 8708,598 in public works. The lotttl
amount asked for is, including that
charged to Capita], 840,038,392 or 84,485,
521 less than for 1893-4.
An item of $117,640 for steam service
between San Fruncisco and Victoria, B.
C, is reduced to $5,000. Public buildings improvements lu thn Provlnco are
reduced from $5,000 to $2,000. Dredging and river improvements in the Province are reduced from $87,000 to $56,
Mr. Dalton McCarthy to-day re-introduced his Bill giving the North West Assembly full control of educational matters. The measure Is Intended to guard
against separate schools. It also abolishes tho French as an official language.
Tho Bill was road for the lirst timo.
Pelxoto's Revenge.
Rio de Jankibo, March 17, via Monte
Video, March 22.���President Poixoto
has revived the Imperial decrees of 1838
and .1851. Theso decrees authorize tho
oxneution, without formal trial, of all
persons who havo taken up arms against
tho Government, as well as thoso who
havo aided or abetted, directly or
indirectly, tho cause of an insurrection.
The persons coming within tho scope of
tho provisions in question am not necessarily Brazilians. All foreigners who
havo In any way supported or co-operated
with tho Insurgents are liable equally
with the natives to tho summary treatment contemplated by tho decrees. To
what oxtont tho powor of exocutlon
without trial is to be carried is not yet
known. In view of tho present numbor
of State prisoners, the possibilities are
tremendous. The Monto Video division
of President Pelxoto's fleet has been ordered to Rio Grande do Sul so as to convey from Matto Grosso the relnforco-
ments needed by Governor Castilho.
London, March 22.���The Daily News
says: Dr. Nettleship, the eye specialist,
Is confident tbat tbe simplest operation
will restore Mr. Gladstone's sight, so
that ho will be able to read without the
slightest difficulty.
Hop Lee Lin Kee.
7(53 Columbia street.
P. O. Box. 8
First-class work In best stylo.   Washing and
Ironing of all kinds, the most porfect and
cheapest In tho city.    Hop Leo Lin Kee does
his business himself, and does it right.
TENDERS will bo received until 6 o'clock
p. m. on Friday, March :10th, 181)4, lor the
erection of the I. O. O. F. Hall at Cloverdale,
B. O. Tenders must be accompanied by a
bond (signed by one or more responsible per-
sous) for tho full amount of tho tender, as
ovideneo of good faith on the part of the
party tendoring and that ho is willing to
enter into a contract to ereet the building
for the amount of the tender. Plans and
specifications at J. I. Brcon's boot and shoo
store, Clovordalo.
Tho lowest or any tender not necessarily
Tenders to bo loft with or addressed to
Chairman Building Committoo.
Cloverdale, B. 0., March 19,1894.
Manufacturer of
Mineral Water,
Etc., Etc.
Factory in rear of City Brewery.
Cunningham St., New Westminster, B.C.
Corner of Columbia. It MeKenzie Sts.,
CAPITAL, ail paid np, $12,000,000
REST,   -    -    -   6,000,000
A Savings  Bank
Has  been  opened   in   connection   with
���    this Hranch.
Interest AlloweJ at Current Rates.
At present three and one-half per cent.
Estray Horses.
Strayed into tho premises of tho undersigned in the month of December
last, ono gray gelding and one bay mare.
The owner Is hereby required to call and
prove property, pay expenses and take
tho animals away.
Cloverdale, Surrey.
Clovordalo, March 6, 1894.
Mcdonald bros.
Best Hungarian Flour, $1.10 por sack.
Best Oregon Flour, $1.10 per sack.
Best Ceylon Toa, 35 cents per lb.
Granulated Sugar, 20 lbs., $1.
Yellow Sugar, 21 lbs., $1.
Currants, 15 lbs., $1.   Raisins, 15 lbs. $1
Japan Rico, 18 lbs. 81.   Boans, 4c. por lb
Tomatoes, 10 tins, $1.
Corn, Peas, and Beans, 11 tins, $1.
American Coal Oil, $1.60.
Corn Starch, 10 conts per lb.
Bird Seed, 10 conts per lb.
Milk, 15 cents por tin.
Sago, 0 cts. per lb.   Tapioca, 0 cts. per lb
Pickles, 20 conts per bottlo.
Worcestershire Sauco, 20 cts. por bottle!
Bluo Point Oysters, 20 cents per tin.
Column's Mustard, 25 cents per tin.
Pearline, 6 lbs., $1.
Fresh Ground Coffee, 25 conts per lb.
Prunes, 12 lbs., $1.
Ev. Apricots, 0 lbs., $1.
Balance of Crockery and Glassware at
a  sacrifice.
All other goods at equally low prices.
**" Cash must accompany all orders.
720 Columbia street,
Now Westminster, B. C.
To Contractors.
The abovo steamer makes regular trips
between Westminster and Langley, taking Parson's Channel and thus calling
regularly at Hombrough's brick yard,
Port Kells and all other Intermediate
points. Parties anxious to roach Clovordalo and other points In Surroy, and who
miss tho train, will often find this boat
Lcavos Wostmlnstor overy day at 3 p. m.
oxcept Saturday, whon sho loaves at
2 p, m.
Loaves Langloy ovory day at 0 a. m. ex-
copt Fridays, whon sho loaves at 8
a. m. for Westminster market.
Extra trip on Saturdays, leaving Langley at 5 p. in.
No trips on Sundays.
CamM & Anderson
Importers   of Hardware,
Paints, Oils and Window
Glass,   Lime,   Cement,
Leather   and  Rubber
Belting,     Crockery,
Lamps and Glassware,
��� ���   ���
SEALED TENDERS, endorsed "Tender," will bo received by tlie Honourable theCbief Commissioner of Lands
and Works up to 4 o'clock p. in., of
Tuesday, Otli March next, for the erection of a Provincial Home for Aged
Persons at Kamloops.
Plans and specifications can be seen,
and forms for tender obtained, at the
ollice of 11. MaoKay Frlpp, Esq., Architect, Vancouver, at the Government
Oflico at Kamloops, and at the oflice of
tho undersigned.
Tho lowest or any tonder will not
necessarily bo accepted.
Deputy Commissioner Lands & Works,
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B, C, Oth B'tbruary. 1804.
After Feb. 1st,
Bennett, tbe Jeweler
will be found In the Store next to Tramway office, lately occupied by
Davidson Bros.
Sinclair <fe Go's
Opposite Tramway Oice, Columbia Street.
P. O. BOX 405.
Telephone "-4.
Ho! For
Look at FARNELL & GUM'S prices:
Boaver Milk, 8 tins for $1.00
3 lbs. Soda Crackers, 25 cents.
1 lb. tins Oysters, 2 for 25 cents.
100 lbs. sacks wheat, $1.50.
100 lbs. sacks Shorts, $1.25.
100 lbs. sacks Bran, $1.15.
6 lbs. Black Tea, $1.00.
5-lb. boxes
Best   and  Largest
Stock in Town.
Any   Style of Jewelry
made to order.
*ar Wo make a spoclalty of repairing
Chronographs, Repeaters, and all fine
and complicated watches.
Orders by mall solicited.
New Westminster
Hungarian Flour, $4.45 per barrel.
5 lb. chests uncolored Japan Tea, $1.65 oacU
Lako of Woods Strong Bakor's flour, $4.15
Ceylon Tea, 40c. por lb. 5 lbs. for $1.75.
1 lb. tins good Baking Powder, 25c. each.
5-lb. tins English Broakfast Coffee, $1.10.
5-lb. boxes No. 1 Black Tea, $1.50.
good Black Tea, $1.25.
Opposite C. P: R. Station, Colombia St.,
The Toronto
Shoe Store.
We have much pleasure in tendering our second holiday
greeting and wishing you all the compliments of the season.
Our stock is large, of the best goods, and prices are all in
favor of the buyer. We believe in keeping the money moving, small profits and qnick returns, and as times are hard and
money scarce, we will help you out by cutting the profit to the
bone. The trade may squeal, as they have, but it is our customers we wish to please, and we are bound to do that with
Good Goods and Low Prices.    Call and see us.
Furniture: ani: Merti
Telephone i?o.
P.O. Hox 58.
Corner of
Agnes .����� MeKenzie Sts,
COOKING,      I       0
Shewing     j   >
& HOY'S,
I   Dupont Block, Columbia St. ���
ColnmlJia Street, New Westminster.
Tho Latest mid Choicest Patterns in Scotch
and English Tweeds, Etc., for fall aud winter
Get Prices!
ALL placer claims and leaseholds in
Vancouver Island and adjacent
Islands legally held may bo laid over
from the 15th day of November, 1803,
until tho 1st day of Juno, 1894.
Oold Commissioner.
Victoria, B. 0. 6th Docember, 1893.
"Fire Insurance PolicyAct, 1893."
NOTICE Is hereby  Riven   that His
Honor  the  Lieutenant-Governor
in Council has named the
1st DAY OF APRIL, 1894,
in lieu ot the 1st day of January, 1894,
as the date upon  which "An Act to secure Uniform Conditions in Policies of
Firo Insurance," shall come into force.
Provincial Secretary.
Provincial Secretary's Office,
30th December, 1893. NEW  WESTMINSTER.   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   MARCH, 34 1894.
A Comprehensive  Review   of the  Entire
Ground   Tin  City Paper and  It*  Work
���The Supplementary Work ot the Journals of Smaller Towns.
Ab every one know", it is the business
of a newspaper to collect and distribute
uews. If this statement covered the
case there would be no occasion for the
cristence of any but the city paper,
i hi h, by reason of the supporting
po.. er of the thousands, hundreds of
thousands or millions of people within
tha range of its influence���whioh is not
only the city in which it is published
but the towns and country districts
transacting business with it and
therefore interested in its affairs, as
the city is interested in the affairs of
those with whom it deals ���is enabled to
give incomparably more news for less
.. money than the paper which, not having
jjO largo a field, and therefore a smaller
support, cannot avail itself of the* same
wholesale means of collecting news or
ihe labor saving appliances which allow
the reproduction of that news at the
lowest possible cost.
But just as the newz of ono city nnd
its surroundings Is not what ohlefly
intorests another city of like size with
its surroundings���which therefore sup
ports a paper or set of papers���
<o tho news that is furnished by the
city paper is not the news that th ���
resident of a country town chiefly wish.'
to, hear, It is of greater and more
immediate importance to him to know
even the minor events that are occurring iu his own neighborhood than to
know those that occur in the far off
city, or other country place. This news
ho "can not get in the city paper, and
tho necessity for its supply is the cause
of the existence of the country newspaper. To supply the news of the
locality fully mid fairly is the business
of the country paper and if it does that
it gives as good value for its cost us the
city paper does, although tho amount
of news given and the importance
of the events noted are not nearly
so great. It would lie as unreasonable to ask from a country paper
the quantity of rending matter and news
that is found in a city paper for the
same price as it would be to expect nails
to be made at the blacksmith shop as
cheaply as they are turned out at the
factory. Iron work that can be made at a
fnctory can be made much more cheaply
thnn in a blacksmith shop, but some
kinds of work must be done at tho
blacksmith shop and the necessity for
that work is such as to warrant the payment of prices far higher than would be
paid for a like amount of factory
work. But a newspaper has to
perform other work than merely
furnish news. It is expected to
hold opinions and to advance arguments
in support of those opinions. Its opinions
and arguments are expected to bear directly on the welfare of the locality in
which it is published. In this department the greater value of the local paper
to its locality as compared with tin; value
of the city paper to the same locality can
be clearly seen. No doubt if the city
paper could bo induced to advocate the
interests of any single one of the outlying
towns in range of its influence it could do
more good than the local paper published
there could But that is not what the city
paper is published for. It is expected
to pay chief attention to the interests
of the city, and if it deals with outlying
places at all it is expected by its chief
patrons to do so only from tho interests
of the city of its publication. If the
peoplo of any locality want their inter-
'eststobe pushed through the press it
must be by papers devoted solely to their
interests���or in other words by papers
which they support. Tho valuo of the
country paper to its subscribers is not to
be reckoned by a comparison of cost with
city papers, but by considering whether
it fulfills its mission of gathering local
news and advocating local interests satisfactorily.
If the paper of an ordinary country
town has a clearly defined and useful
field in which it gives value for its cost,
much more so has the paper published
in a pioneer town: one whose growth,
if not its very existence, depends upon
its being kept prominently awl favorably before the public, lt is far more
than ordinarily Important that its news
should be chronicled in such shape
that it will be widely read, understood
and believed, and that its interests will
be advocated with a single eye to its
welfare and with all possible ability
and vigor. The newspaper of a
town is its outward manifestation. It
is what those who have not seen the
place will judge it by and will form
their impressions of it from. If it is j
bright, newsy and vigorous it will
create a favorable impression and outsiders may size up the town and country
as better than they look and will havo
confidence in them accordingly.
So much as to the value of A newspaper to the community at large. Its
value to subscribers need not bo dwelt
upon, as that is to a great extent self
evident. Every person wants to hear
tbe news. It is to his interest that he
should know what is going on around
him. To find this out men gather in
shops, stores and hotels, or travel miles
and miles to each other's houses
and spend hours in discussing a tenth
part   of   tho   interesting   Items
customers by means of an advertisement
in the newspaper. Of course the vain.'
of the newspaper as an advertising medium depends greatly upon whether or nol
the people whom it is desired to re.icii
read it. npon the number of readers,
whether they read it with interest or nut.
ami upon the methods iu which the ad-
��� urtiseiii 'iits are displayed. Given the
favorable si I" of the conditions mention'
e I and thereon nit be any other means of
..ringing a business to the favorable attention of the public equal to the newspaper, for the money which it costs. Especially is this the case in a district
such as this, where new settlers are
coming in and new businesses are being
established. The day when every one
knew overy one else, and peoplo knew
more about each other's business than
they did about their own is gone, and the
business man is compelled either to advertise through the newspaper, or take
some more expensive means of keeping
his business in the public eye. The
value of newspaper advertising depends more upon tho value of the me-
diuni used and tho method in which the
advertisement is handled than upon its
actual cost; for money may be thrown
away in advertising as easily as in anything else.���Edmonton Bulletin.
The Handling of Air Machines in the Field
lias II.',i, much Improved.
Balloon   and   wagon  have formed a
junction and .aro ready to start witli tho
troops,    Away goes tho wagon, with the
balloon hanging to its tail, while tho attendant   sappers   on each   side keep it i
steady,     The   train moves along at a
good round pace, easily keeping up with
or even passing tlie infantry, and makes
for the particular spot at which   it lias .
been determined to commence balloon   |
lug operations, which is usually on the
lop or a good high hill.
An ascent is an easy enough matter and
is sunn accomplished. The balloon is securely fixed to the end of the wire rope
and the two men who aro to ascend take
their places. At the word of command
the men who have been holding down
the car let go and up shoots the balloon,
unwinding the rope as it rises, and allowed sometimes to ascend to a height
of 1,0(10 feot. And suppose the officer
receives instructions to move the position of the balloon, is it necessary to
haul it down? Not a bit of it. A man
is placed at the end of the wagon who
carefully guides the connecting rope, so
that it cannot get entangled or run risk
of being cut, and away goes the wagon,
sometimes at a trot across fields and np
and down hills, until the balloon itself
is a long distance from its original station. Next, suppose that it is necessary
to lower the balloon, it is needful to
wind in all the wire rope that has been
paid out from the reelsV No such thing.
The balloon is brought to earth in a
much more expeditious manner.
A long, stout pole, in the middle of
which is a pulley wheel, is laid ncross
the rope. Half a dozen men seize the
pole and mn it along the rope, and their
weight soon brings the balloon down tu
the ground. Passengers can then be
carried on, and then tho men run the
pole back and up shoots the balloon
again many hundreds of feet into'he
air, without having been away from its
exulted position more than a few minutes.
But it is not necessary to lower the
balloon in this or any other way whenever it is required that messages should
be exchanged between those below and
those above. There are various contrivances for doing this. Sometimes, for
instance, a wire is attached, through
wliich messages can be sent to a telephone. Another plan is to send messages down the wire cable. A little
wire hook is fastened around the cable
and tho letter or paper, weighed down
with a small sandbag, is sent fluttering
down. The human voice, it may also
be added, can bo heard both from a
considerable height and depth, so that
verbal communication is not difficult if
there is no wind.���New York Times.
would find in each issue of a well con
ducted local paper; which would not occupy ten minutes   to  read.    The   man I
who reads anil keeps posted has a great
udvnnlage over the man  who does not. I
While the value of a subscription is I
almost self-evident in bulk of paper if
nothing else, the value of newspaper ad- j
vertisii,:;- is not so clear.    To many busi-
ness men it seems like paying oat money
for nothing to keep a notice of their busi- ;
ness in tli" columns   of the paper.    The
value of an  advertisement varies with
circumstances.   But it may be taken as
a general principal that a   business announcement is oi:' like Vhiun to the  putt- '
ing upof apromineni sign, tne er. ctionof
attrni live premises os the occupation of a
good i.i.mil.    lt would iu,t pay a peanut
dealer to occupy promises jr a situation
such as would be necessary for the dry
goods merchant; and just so one line of ,
business wil. not get as good a return
from extensive advertising as another; or j
an amount of advertising that would be
good business for one firm would be extravagant on the part of another. It must
be evident,  however, tbat if it is an assistance to business to hang out a sign, to
havo suitable premises, or to occupy a j
good position, it cannot be less an assist-1
ance to keep the business prominently hefore the oyes of prc-Bent or prospective
Venire the Htide of the Sen.
From the ancient annual ceremony of
throwing a ring into the soa by tlie doge.
In the year 1177 it is said that the pope
of Koine presented to the doge of Venice
a ring Baying: "Take this as a pledge
of authority over the sea, and marry her
every year, you and your successors forever, in ordor that all may know she is
under your jurisdiction and that I
have placed her in your dominion, as
a wife under the dominion of
her husband." Hence arose the
strango custom of " wedding the
Adriatic." When the yearly wed
ding dav came around. Venice kept
the anniversary in the most festive
robes. All her officers and wealthy
citizens might be seen sitting in their
gondolas, each boat and its occupant-
striving to outdo all others in wealth of
adornment. The gondolas formed in
procession, the doge leading, and
at a certain part of the procession a well-known and oft-repeated formula was recited, claiming for
Venice authority over the sea; thu emblematic ring was then dropped into
ihe depths and the marriage was con
Eidered complete. The Venice of jthe
doges is a thing of the past, and the
custom has long been obsolete.
The l.ueky Thirteen.
The present Duchess of Sutherland,
according to a story wliich is current in
Scotland' owes her position tn the superstition concerning the unluekiness of
thirteen, due day at the house of ihe
tiiey | lato Lord Bosslyn it was discovered that
there were thirteen persons at the   din
ner   table.      To  add    to   the   nnm
Lady .Miiiicent. a daughter of the house
who had not yet come out, \v:,s sonl for
to join the party, and the young Marquis
of Stafford was so charmed witli tier
that he almost immediately afterward
proposed and was accepted.
Items (if Interest.
Thoro iBSlill burning in Indian sacrad
lire that was lighted by tho Parsees
twelve centuries ago. The lire is fed
with sandal and other fragrant woods
and Is replenished live limes a day.
The thirty Blblo societies in existence
have issued over 240,Out),000 Bibles. English and American sooieties claim four-
filths of this output. This makes ono
copy to every six of tlie inhabitants of
the globe.
An African Prince.
What do you think of this for a name?
Eyo Ekponyon Eyo II. That, however,
is the inline of an African prince taken
by an Englishman to Liverpool to be
educateil, and uow he is so cold, shivering all day over the fire, he asks but for
one thing in the world���to go back to
Africa, where once he went about in
bare feet and sunshine to bis heart's content.
France Produced Hie Waltz, Though Germany Huh Always Clulmeil It.
The " contredanse." is nothing more
nor less than the old English country
dance, widen was imported into France
at the epoch ef the Regency during the
mi:i< rfty of Louis XV." It in truo that
the French, while they admit tlie importation of this dance from Perfidious
Albion, mair.Min that it was brought into England shortly after the Norman
Conquest, and that it rapidly spread
from 'our shores to Itnly, to Germany
and even to Holland, the last assertion
being demonstrated by the fact that a
collection of Dutch country dances was
published at Amsterdam in KSS8. The
lively Gaul, when ho did adopt the
dance, proceeded to elaborate and refine
it, dividing it into four special figures,
called respectively the "Pantalon,"
' T'Ete," the ' 'Poule," the ' 'Pa-itorelle," or
"Trenitz," and the "Finale," which
sometimes took the form of a galop.
The "Lancers," again, is unquestionably a British dance of comparatively
modern invention, and was not introduced into France until late in the reign
of Louis Philippe, at which period our
English Lancers had temporarily fallen
into desuetude; but this most charming
item in the code of Terpsichore has,
within recent years, regained its former
popularity in its native land. The gavotte, on tho other hand, is purely a
French dance, nnd takes its num.- from
a district called the "PaysdesGavotes,"
n i- Gap, in Province. One hundred
and twenty years ago the gavotte was
only danced in theatrical ballots in
France, and bv choregraphie artists of
the highest standing, tt presented many
points of resemblance to the minuet, or
"meliuet," being a sliding, slew postur
ing ligure, full of stateliness. but just a
littlo still'and "standoffish," in movement,
in fact, it was known among French
connoisseurs as the dignified but some
what too ceremonious daughter of the
queen-like minuet, whiohowedits name
of "inenuet de la Our" to the fascinatingly graceful manner in which it was
executed by the voung Queen Marie
Antoinette. That' unfortunate ��� sove
reign made the gavoite fashionable in French society, where,
oddly enough, it had for a time a formidable rival in a dance entitled "La
Cosaquo." All these pretty and amiable
varieties of the poetry of motion were
destined to be swept into temporary
ruin and oblivion by tlie atrocious "Car
magnole," the blood thirsty saraband of
the Furies of the Guillotine.
It will thus be obvious that, although
the Germans are passionately fond of
dancing and in many cases are more accomplished experts on the light fantas
tic toe than the French, they can
scarcoly lay claim to having invented
any dance of exceptional beauty or ingenuity or of universal acceptance. This
statement will naturally bo immediately traversed by .sympathizers with the
Fatherland, who will not fail to allege
that the very word "waltz" is an abbreviation of the German "walzad,"
from "walzon," to roll, alriu to our
"welter." It may at once be admitted
that the waltz has long beon a national
dance in Germany, and it is said on
very doubtful authority to have originated in Bohemia, and to have been
thence brought into the Fatherland;
still, on the other hand, thwn ��� -\-Utn a
great body of evidence to snow .hut it
is neither a Teutonic nor a Czech dance,
and that in the twelfth century it. was
familiarly known in tlie south of i'Vancp
under the name of "volta." literally fig
nil'ying in the Provencal dialect what
we should vulgarly term a " wheel
about" or " merry go round." The
"volta" was danced to voc.i! music, the
songs sung while tho couples gyrated
being called "ballades." lu tha reign
of Louis VII. it was brought to Paris,
and it remained a favorite until lute in
sixteenth century it was ti.e-.i taken
up by the Germans, who, by a bappy
coincidence, found that their tongue
contained in the word '.'wither" a term
which could be at onco male convert
iblo with the Provencal "voita." The
enormous popularity of the waltz beyond the Rhino was probably due to the
circumstance of the Germans being not
only a musical people but mere learnedly and mathematically musical than
any other in: tion.	
Destroying Insects.
The Ohio press bulletin calls attention
to the experiments wil li lights to destroy
insects. Each trap consisted simply of
a common lantern set in a pan of water
whose surface had a thin ftliii o.' ki ro
seue upon it. lo facilitate the ,;.���.-. ,-:-.ci on
of the insects caught, 'J.li..- i.ji'.onia
were kept burning every nS' t until
Octobor in, issil, ornntilnoiiii.roiiisocm
were attracted. The captured insects
were taken from the pans every morning and placed in alcohol, thuso from
each lantern being kept sen-irate. From
July lllh lo August IU. tr!��i, tiiora were
captured by tho aid of the.e 1 ,iups (Kit
adults of the tent Ciller, illar, nun ol
these ���llil were males and tiH fo.iinles.
Of the adults of the two spociea of cut
worms, there wero capturod in the caso
of one 2.240 males nnd 113 females,
and in the other 22 males and I) females.
Of the May beetles, the parents of the
white grub, in 18V.). 207 males and 117
females, and in 18112, 21)0 males and 1C
females. This great preponderance or
tho males over the females has also been
noticed in every other species of the
trap-lantern material which has been
studied of whatever order. Tne con
elusion is that, males enough are left for
procreative purposes, unit so few females
aro caught that tho lantern is practically of littlo value as an insect destroyer.
Mnrrltlge Itulos.
Let her meet him with a kiss���not a
! frown.
Let each roalizo the fact that they aro
| one.
I    Let the husband frequent his home���
I not the club.
Let him asBist her in beautifying tho
[ home.
;   Let her not narrate Mrs. Next Door's
i   Let her not worry  him   with petty
Let hiin speak to his wifo���not  yell
I  "say" at her.
Let  her  make homo moro pleasant
tlian the club.
Let, her sympathize with him in busi
j ness cares.
Let him be as courteous after mar-
! riage as before.
Let. ids latch koy gather unto itself
rust from disuse.
Lot her dress as tastefully for him as
for strangers,
Let him confide in his wife; their interests are equal.
Let her nut fret because Mrs. Neighbor litis ,i rich dress.
It Is Held That Cremation Interferes
With the Old Doctrine of the Resur-
reotlon of the Body and Shields tie
Poisoner from Justice.
What aro the objections which miii
tate against the great sanitary reform
recommended to ns  by such names as
thoso of   the  Duke  of   Bedford,   Mr
Kinglake, the historian, Baron Huddle
ston and many others, the latest bein.1
Sir Samuel  llaker?   Those  which de
serve respect and   discussion  are two
fold, says the  London Telegraph,  th
first thing being the  religious, and the
next  tho   jurisprudential    objection-
Many excellent persons, interpreting too
verbally certain passages  of Scripture,
and clinging too closely to the material
side of a beautiful belief, object to ere
mation as interfering with tlie doctrine
of tho resurrection of the body; but we
do not think that the truly   pious, if
they are also logical, can maintain this
demurrer against some obvious  considerations.  We leave aside with reverence
the problem of the rising again of an
individual and material body.    Wean
told it will be  "raised  in corruption,"
and this should warn against a bigoted
and commonplace view. What will such
objectors,  however, say  to the  ease ol
men   blown to pieces by an explosion Oi
of others reduced to Indistinguisbabli
cinders in  a great  conflagration, or  of
others devoured by wild animals? Thero
have been distressing instances in which
good and fearless men preaching tli"
Gospel to cannibals have formed a meal j
for their intended converts, and in such |
a case the frame of that missionary has
become Identified physically with the
frames of those who devoured him,
According to that theory of tho resurrection which such objectors maintain,
what is to become of that worthy mis
sionary? Even the Maliomedans, who
everywhere bury their dead and arose
Scrupulously particular about the disposal of bodies, do not chi rish any such
inelastic tenets. They have an idea thai
one small bono in man is indostructibli
���the lowest of tho vertebrae, wirier
they call "Luz," and from this the ig
norant Muslim believe the whole corpus-
may be re established. There is also au
Arab fable which says that Abraham,
reasoning upon these things, asked God
how there could be resurrection for a
body whose component parts wero scat
terod. Allah, the legend says, ordered
him to cut a white cock into the smallest possible pieces, and. dividing these
into seven, to place the portions or.
seven different hilltops. This beini.
done. Israfel, the Angel of the Truiii
pet, was ordered to summon tho bird,
and in a moment it reappeared close tu
Abraham, complete, living and loudly
crowing. The story is grotesque, bui
indicates the linn belief which even
Islam has that nothing is beyond the
power of the Almighty to effect.
The other serious objection stands up
on the ground that to dispose of all
corpses by burning would furnish to the
poisoner a dangerous mode of concealiii/,
his crime. .Now, in answer to this, firs<
of all, there are ninny countries, ii!;-,
Indi'i and Japan, where the custom o
ere.nation does prevail, und no increase
ia murders effected by poison is authen
tically alleged, lt the" next place, tho
risk, if it exist, ought not to have so
much weight as to check and suspend
tbeenormonssanltai'y reformation which
wonld be brought about by the genera;
adoption ol l..i.i..ar..iion. Th'.t.llv���an..
i his is the strongest reply���a due recou
���iition of the danger indicated would
lead to what we very much want, a
more strict and careful system of certifying the causes of death, hi every
case, to the great atvautngu i f ustice,
medical men would be more heedful as
to giving a true cert iii.'ate; whilo in any
suspicious instance Urn fact that cremation would do away with future evidence
would lead to the necessary autopsy
and investigations then and there. So
far from multiplying cases of undetected poisoning, the example of .- ir
Samuel Baker generally adopted wonld
probably conduce to new rules for death
certificates, and a much more rigid
guarantee against the form of crime con
The Ermine,
The ermine is a queer animal. It is
one thing in winter and another thing
in summer. That is a strange statement, but it is true for in winter the
.-. ���limalV, far is as white as mow and is
culled the ermine, lu summer its fur
turns reddish brown on the upper part
of tlie holy and a light yellow on tho
lower part; the animal is then known
lis the stoat.
This cliauge is quite familiar to natur-
alists bnt not to unscientific people, and
the ermine and the neat, arc, therefore,
generally regarded as distinct animal.:.
The fur of the ermine ii much valued
and is in great request. At one lime it
wiib a mark of great royalty, and the
slate robes of judges and magistrates
were lined with it as an emblem of
Tho ermino is so cunning in its ways
that it is almost as difficult to catch as
it is to "catch a weasel asleep." In
fact, about the only way to capture it is
to mark its course from its home and
then strew mud in its pathway. When
the dainty, fastidious little animal
reaches the point in its path whore tho
mud is strewn, it will lie down and sub
ject itself to capture and death rather
than smirch one of its snow-white hairs.
���Philadelphia Times.
Now Examine these Prices:
35c- up
35c-  "
20C.   "
35C    "
Steel hatchets,
Claw hammers    -
Compas saws
Hand saws
Draw knives       -    -    50c.
Bench axes -    -    85c.
A1 Pencils per dozen   45c.
Augers, per inch      -    50c.
Set 12 Auger bits uinmh $2 00 j Hay Cutters
Set 12 Chisels     -      -      3 85 ! Curry comb & brush
D. B. Axes    -
S. B. Axes ��-
Handled Axes
Xcut saws per foot
Brush hooks   -
Grub hoes
$1 35 up
70 "
90 "
38 "
1 00 "
75 "
60 "
65  "
1 00 "
25  "
Brushes���Wall, 15c; Oval, 10c.; Varnish, 10c.
Hoes, 35c. Rakes, 35c. Spades, 6sc Shovels, 60c.
Forks���Hay,  45c;    Manure,   75c;    Spading,   95c.
These  are all first-class   Goods, and we are bound to close
them out.    Come and see them,
Timber,   Lumber,   Shingles,   Lath,   Pickets,  Doors,
Windows, Frames, Mouldings, House Finish,
Mantels,   School    Seats and Desks,
Fruit and Salmon Boxes,
&c,    tfce,    &c.
Importers   of Plate,   Sheet,   and Fancy Glass
Lumber  accurately  Sawn,
Orders   Promptly   Filled.
Arrival of Dangerous insects.
Whether or  not  dangerous    insects
! wore carried to Chicago with exhibits
> for the world's fair, it is well established
that many sueh creatures do reach this
country   through  tho   custom-houses,
; Entomologists believe that the latest and
j most destructive borer is n recent importation from Europe,  and it is not
optional  to hear of numerous tropical
��� spiders being found in newly imported
I hunches  of  bananas,    Nearly  all raw
i materials, vegetables or animals, come
in bearing inseot eggs or living insects.
New York Hun.
Siamese instruments of torturo are
made in England, and bear the trade
mark of a prominent Birmingham firm.
A French surgeon removed a bullet
from tho oye of a child without destroying the sight of the optic.
The Roman architects used to put
empty jugs in the walls of theatres to
make them more resonant.
,    Taking it year in and  year out the
Let her homo moan love and rest���not   coldest hour of each twenty-four iss 5
strifo aud noise. o'clock in the morning.
Orders   by   Mail   Receive
Prompt Attention,,


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