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The Pacific Canadian Oct 28, 1893

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Vol. I.
No. 7.
JM.  BLAIKIE, dealer in Oholoe WInos.
.    Liquors,  anil  Cigars.    STEAMROAl
EXCHANGE, curner 01 Front and (1th bts���
New Westminster, B. C.
A I EU0I1 ANT'S HOTEL, corner ol MoNeely
jYj and Columbia Streets. Best Wines
and Cigars kept constantly on hand. .IAS.
CASH, Proprietor.	
HOOM. Meals at all hours, dialled up
in liny style. Open day and night. Moderate
I'luirires    "'   v   ^im>'eiMi'viJ   M,nnnnn.
W*. E. MORTIMER, Manager.
GROTTO HOTEL. This House lias been
thoroughly renovated und roiurnlshoa,
nnd the proprietor solicits a share ol public
patronage. MEALS, -Jr, cents. Whttecooks,
G. II. SMALL. Proprietor,	
QUEEN'S HOTEL, corner Clement anil
Columbia Streets. G. 11. WILLIAMS,
i-ioprictor. first-class in every particular.
Pure Wines and Liquors, and choice brands
of Olgars.
rpHE TELEGRAPH HOTEL. Front street,
1    opposile l.i Hie Ferry Landing.   Npth
inir inn choicest ol' liquors mid olgai;
phone 108., P. 0. Box 811, HOG AN
CLEVELAN11 HOTEL, opposite Boll-lrv-
Ing & Patterson's dock. Fi rst-class cooks
and attentive waiters. The bar Is stocked
with prime Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
BRENNAN BROS., Proprietors.	
CENTRAL HOTEL. Columbia Street. New
Westminster. The leading Hotel. White
cook, clean beds and moderate charges. The
best of Wines. Liquors and Cigars. Try us
and you will always come again. COLLIER,
OCCIDENTAL HOTEL, corner Columbia
and Begble Streets, New Westminster.
B.C. Rates for Board and Lodging: Per
day, S1.00; per week. 15.60, The best of Wines.
Liquors and Olgars dispensed at tlie bar.
.1. C. GRAY, Proprietor,	
DEPOT HOTEL, Columbia Street. New
�� Westminster, The best $1.00 a day house
in Canada. The rooms are superior, and the
Hotel Is well adapted to the needs of families,
to whom special rales aro given. Board by
the week at reduced rates. P. O. BILODEAU,
New Westminster. This is tlie popular
Hotel or the city, Airy and well furnished
rooms. Cusine department carefully supervised, and the dining tables supplied with
nil the luxuries of the season. Banquets
spread to order. Late suppers provided at
short notice. Choice Wines, Liquors and
Cigars in the sample room. A. VACHON,
$1   per   Year!
very satisfactory
The publishers of the Pacific Canadian, in order to reach the people of this
Province, have decided to place the subscription price at the very low ligure of
51.00 per your. This places the paper
within the reach of all, even in hard
times, and there is no other way that a
dollar can bo invested to better advantage. Iu the family circle, a healthy
newspaper is almost Invaluable as an
educator. Have the Canadian come to
your hearth and make the whole house
glad. Try it for throo months for
25 cents.
Yesterday was
day at the market.
Mu. It. li. llll.l., merchant of Cloverdale, came to town last evening.
Solum person broke Into the lish curing
establishment of Woods, Travis &, Co..
Wednesday night, and stoic a quantity
of prime salmon bellies, valued at 850.
Un. ash Mns. Fahan returned lust
Thursday from their honeymoon  trip.
which   Included   It   visit   to   Ihe cities of
the east mill ii voyage to the old Country.
Two new stations on Hie C.P.R. main
line In B. C, have  been  established  us
follows: Basque Siding, opposite  Cnrir.ill
ranch, near Agussiz. nod Maple Grove,
between .Mission und Agassi/..
Mn. wm. McK'ni.av, representing tin
Rbsichekbaoh's is the place to get, first-
class meats.
If von want lirst-elass meat go to
Relchenbach's Royal City Meat .Market,
It is expected that the McGllllvray
pipe works on Lulu Island will bo In
operation within a week or two.
Rev. Father Morgan, who met with
a carriage accident a short time ago, is
making good progress towards recovery.
Mr. A. Mvni-iiY and Mrs. Murphy, of
Clover Valley, were in town on Friday,
also Mr .1.' C. Mnrphv, to whom the
Canadian is indebted for a long list of
paid-up subscribers in Surrey.
A million and a half of salmon ova
were placed in the hatchery on Monday.
The traps at Harrison Lake, swept away
by high water, have been rebuilt and
work resumed.
of H.M.S.  Pheas-
Correspondence of Pacific Canadian.
Mr. J. B. Fisher was out from New
Westminster on a business trip, between I
trains, last Friday.
The llttlo son of Mr. Richardson, of
Surrey Centre, is very ill. Wo hope the
little lad will soon be about again.
Mr. R. Ii. Hill was in town on Monday. '
Mr. D. Gwinnett, of Kant, Washington, has been here on business for the
past week.
Mr. .1. F. Galbraith has cut down the '
handsome shade tree that has so long won |
tliu admiration of a'l visitors.
Rev. Mr. 15. K. McElmon returned on
Friday last from Ladners Lauding,where
lie spent a few days.
Lowbush cranberries are quite plentiful on the Hats near here and many
people are taking advantage ot the beautiful weather to gather them.
Mr. Needham, of Kensington Prairie,
met witli a serious loss  on   last Monday
morning.    It appears Mr. Needham rose
early und went out toattend some cattle.
After having been out  some time   he
noticed unusual smoke issuing from the
house and hastening to   it   found it on
lire.     Nothing  was  saved   but  a  lew
.,,  m  i,,      ,..,��� I articles and bis wife and child barely
or, Moww s was i (,S(,ap(,i| wlth thcir ���ves
The literary entertainment on Wednes-
As will be noticed by advertisement In ; day evening given  by   the Y.P.S.C.E.
another column, the Council of Coqult-! proved a   most enjoyable and pleasant
lam is taking action  towards   having a , evening.
, Klgg,
town on
une liusi-
S���evestun   Bnlerjiice,   was   In
Tuesday seeking to rustle up s>
ness.    The Ent'ipr' e is a very
local newspaper and is worth
The clothes-line thiol is probably the
most contemptible of nil thieves, on
Monday night our worthy Mayor was
despoiled of a portion of Ms linen, and
the clothes-line of M
also robbed.
needful change made In the boundaries
of the municipality.
The injuries sustained by Chambers, a
young Englishman, who was gored by
a bull at Chilliwack. on Monday, are
very serious and there appears to be
little chance of his recovery. He was
gored in the face. side, back and thigh,
and one of his eyes was gouged out.
The notorious charaeterWm.Goodwin,
who has served several terms In prison,
was brought down  from Aslicrott Wed
Recently the vicinity of Cloverdale and
Nicomekl experienced somo little Hurry
In real estate. The first ranch bombarded and taken by the almighty dollar
was the well and favorably known Smith
ranch. Several attempts were made to
capture this, one of llrltlsh Columbia's
finest farms, but It remained for the
gallantry of theCraudall forces to secure
the   prize.    Before   the
Council met on Monday, Oct.
Present���tho Reeve, Mr. J no.
strong, and Councillors Hothwell.
Hookway and McDonald.
Minutes of previous meeting were read
and confirmed.
From A. .1. Gordon, stating thai it
was W. Stone, not E. 11. Illcks, wlfo
was taking timber oil road limits.
From W. N. Hole and I). Johnson, received and tiled.
From F. White, complaining of Mr.
Wiltshire taking cedar oil' Hall's Prairie
road.   Referred to clerk.
Coun. Hookway reported that he had
inspected the work being done on the
Clover Valley road and found that the
contractor was not complying with the
specifications. He had notified the contractor and the matter would be rectified.
Tenders for corduroying thoClover Vul-
ley road, between the McLellau road and
Starr's Hotel, were received as follows:
A. W. Millington, 82 per rod; 0. W. Me-
Callum, 81.05; W J. Robinson, 81.50. B.
Barton withdrew his tender of $1.40 per
rod. Contract was awarded to W. J.
The clerk was instructed to make out
receipt for M. Morrissey's statute labor.
The following accounts were ordered
paid: F. Jackson, 85.75; J. A. Forlu,
��175; E. Stone, 810; C. C. Cameron,
$18.75; J. McCallum, 836; C. W. McCallum, $70; W. J. Robinson, $100; J.
Murphy, 817.50; A. Kerstead, $9; B. F.
Watklns, $8; J. H. Perkins, $20; A.
Klavans, $50: S. Smith, $8; F. Gray, $3;
E. Martin, $4; T. Shannon, $4; A.
Appel, $2.50.
The following appropriations were
made: Ward 2, Hjorth road. $100; Son-
dell road. $30; Pike road, $20; and also
Steward Turner,
ant, was sent up to the penitentiary here i nesday nleht to serve a further term in
on Saturday last to serve three months the penitentiary of seven years. Good-
for stealing from the officers. He will be . win was sentenced by Judge Cornwall on
dismissed from the service at the end of  two charges, first for horse stealing, for
The new and Most Elegantly
:-:   HOTEL.
Steam Radiators in Every Room,
Together With Bath Accomodations, Excki.knt Fare,
���Fine Skrvick.���
We Lead, Others Follow.
MANX & SMITH.  Light and heavy dray-
Ingot all kinds.  Household furniture
carefully   removed, and   special  attention
given to removing pianos, safes, etc.    Mill |
wood teamed to order.   Express uf all hour
Telephone ss.
his term.
The weather has been cold and wet
the past few days, and although we are
sure to have occasional spells of fine
weather, yet peoplo may reasonably prepare for -uinter weather.
There was a sharp frost last Mondav
morning. Hard ice was formed in shallow pools, and the thermometer registered four degrees below freezing point.
This Is unusual so early in the season.
Burglars attempted to enter J. E.
Phillips' store, on Columbia street, Sunday night, by the back entrance. Thev
cut out a piece of the panel, and could
easily have completed the job, but up
pear to have been disturbed.
There are now eighteen casos to be
tried at the approaching assizes, three
having been added within the last few
days, namely. Charley and Sam. Indians,
charged with escaping from the penitentiary, and 11. McLellun, larceny. The
docket, besides being largo, is an ninisu-
lally grave one.
Messrs. John and Wm. Murray, of
Langley Prairie, have had thoir usual
success In bagging deer and other game
this fall. These two hunters are terrors
to hears, wildcats, and panthers, and by
the destruction of these noxious iinimals
accomplish much good iu Langley and
the surrounding district.
Tub water in the upper Fraser is low.
and miinv benches nnd bars are eonsc-
tinont.lv exposed. It is said that those
are boins investigated by prospectors representing eastern capital, with a view
to hydraulic mining. The land of B. C.
.is full of wealth. What Is too poor lo
i grow good vegetables can bo made to
] produce a profitable mineral crop.
i A PUBM0 MEETING will be held this
I evening In Union Hall, iu tho Armstrong-
Young Block on Columbia street, at
which it is expected representatives of
i nil the Trades and Labor Unions will be
! present, to discuss with Deputy Coinmis-
: sinner A. B. Gray, any matters that may
| be submitted reliitinnir to the Provincial
j Labor Bureau Bill. There will no doubt
; he a large attendance.
which   he   got   live   years, and   second
housebreaking and larceny.
prize. Before the excitement of i $20 {or the sa'me road lu Ward 1; Ward
this had receded to calm, W. G.Williams, i Camphcl, River al)d Coast Meridian
of Sapperton, was plotting for the seizure |   '  d   �����00 jj,
to Van-! his
of another tract of land in our valley
His unflinching determination led to
victory and some 40 acres of the rich soil
of Nicomekl was the reward. He can
boast without fear of contradiction of a
farm all cleared and ready for the plow,
which no doubt will prove a bonanza m
bis hands. Just while Mr. Williams
material  for a house,
roads, 8200.
Council then ad]ourne#until Monday,
Nov. Oth, at 1 o'clock p.m.
line than transporting a naval force, and
on that accouut the Admiralty changed
their plans. It Is not yet known what
ship will relieve tho Melpomene on this,
The new United Slates quarantine
regulations recently Bent out by tho department strlotlv prohibit any vessel
from contiguous territory, being inspected by quarantine officers after sunset
and befi.,'0 sunrise. Hereafter vessels
will be required to remain at Port Towns-
end until daylight before receiving tho
I quarantine officers' certificate. An instance was noted on Saturday. The
British ship Samaritan, from Shanghai,
arrived daring night and was detained
until morning, when she was inspected
and allowed to proceed to Tiicoma. Tho
regulations contend that a proper inspection of crews cannot be made after
night, hence the necessity o' daylight inspection.
From Rev'. E, Robson, who lias just returned from attendance upon the annual
meeting of tho General Board of Missions
of the Methodist church, held in Hamilton, Ont., October 10. 11 and 12, It Is
learned that the amount voted for tho
work under the direction of the hoard
du/lng the ciiTent year was 8242,561.
The following appropriations were mado
for British Columbia: Domestic missions,
86.235; Indian missions, $20,414; Chinese
missions, 84,254. There wus also 87.850
devoted to work In West China, and
$26,000 to Japan. The total appropriations exceed tbe amount of last years*
income by 822,000, which, It Is expected,
shall be met by an advance in the contributions of the friends of missions during;
the year. The work carried on under
the direction of the society was reported
to be In a very satisfactory condition.
The independence of the church in
Japan, so far as the management of Its.
own affairs Is concerned, Is looked for at.
an early date. The members of the board
were accorded a very hearty public reception by the Methohists of Hamilton,
at which Mrs. D. Jennings and Mr. Robson spoke for the Pacific Province.
Constable  Miller went  over  -
couvor Thursday morning luid  arrested | was rushing out
L. Mosher. formerly in the shirt maim- I Mr. Lewis Bryant and Dr. P. C. Walms
factnriug business at Victoria, on a war
rant charging hliu with obtaining monov
under false pretences lu this city.
Mosher was brought over from the terminal city.later In tho day. when on application for bail he was liberated on
furnishing bonds in $500 and one surety
On Monday morning last, the house of
Mr. Needham, In Kensington Prairie,
caught (Ire through a defective stovepipe, aud before anything could be done | tied here as the
to extinguish the flames, the whole struc-1 liberation. Our
turn was in a blaze, and was very soon
utterly consumed. Mrs. Needham' and
child had a narrow escape. All the
household effects were lost. The. good
people of the neighborhood, headed by
Mr. Cari'.croJs, came promptly to the
relief of the suffering family, whose iui-
medinte needs were at onco provided
for, and measures taken for the speedy
erection of a new house.    The
ley set themselves in battle array and at
once carried the day by the persuasive
charms of their jingling coin, and the
latest news Is tbat Mr. T. W. Pickard
whirls Into Hue and buys a 40 aero t.'act
south of Nicomekl on part of which he
Intends to grow hops. The gentleman
evidently knows what he is doing and
shows both sense and   judgment iu his , voluminous and interesting.
Rev. Father Nicolaye bas been appointed administrator of the diocese of
Vancouver, vice the late Father Mandart.
The bov Ramous, charged with the
theft of a diamond ring belonging to Gus
Varrelman has been admitted to bail In
The annual report of tho Board of
Trade of British Columbia has been
mailed to members.   The Information is
All those are practical men who have
looked tbe country over and finally set-
result of mature de-
townsman,  Collector
McMillan, had a hand In the sale of most
of these properties.
(Correspondent Pacific Canadian.)
The late very fine weather has enabled the farmers of this neighborhood
to secure their crops of all kinds, in
cost of j satisfactory condition. The grain crop,
material was readily subscribed and except wheat, is this season slightly
pushed bv willing hands a now building under the average; peas are an excel-
was soon ready for the occupation of lent crop. Root crops are, generally
Mr. Needham's family, and supplied with i speaking, very good, particularly is this
ali   the   necessary   conveniences,    Tbe
people of that district know how to
sympathize with deserving neighbors
who meet with misfortune.
Mainland Truck and Dray
|    At Port Haney on Sunday. Mr.Wilcox,
DrilVlllK   &   TeamillK   Promptly , a well-known farmer, became suddenly
���Insane, and commenced smashing up the
household   furniture.       Mis   wife   and
Al encert tu.
There was a large attendance ot the
market yesterday, and quite a lot of
prod nee disposed of at fairly satisfactory
prices.   Following ts tne summary:
Turkeys, none: ducks, none; chickens,
In great abundance, resulting in a drop
of price for live birds, which are now
quoted nt 811 to 84 per do/.. Dressed
t'owls brought 65 to 70 cents each.
Kuttor was in fair supply and sold at
55 to 60 cents per roll. Eggs, scarce,
brought 35 to 40 cents per dozen,
Pork, whole, was disposed of at 88.50
to SB,
Beef, forequarters, 85; hindquarters,
87.   Cuts 7 to 12 cents per pound.
Mutton was rather scarce, and sold at
10 to 13 cents by the cut.
lluv was not active, and  Is  quoted at
AT riFR AND FIR WOOD AND BARK Ifllmilv managed to escape to a neighbor's  812 to 813 per ton
ALDC.lt   AINU   1' IK   YYUUU   ./WM'   I.iilVlY Mnmlllv     mm-nlmr      Wllenv ( llt.S rellllllll  Ull
Agents for T. Hembrough & Co.'s Brick,
Tile and Pottery Works.
Orders received for Gilley & Rogers' Coal.
Practical WclMta & Jeweler,
Columbia Street, N. W.
All kinds of Watches and a gloat variety
of Solid and Plated Jewolery kept
iu Stock.
Special attention (o Repairing
Hlgh-Grade Watches.
oiiso. On Monday morning Wilcox
i took to tho bush, and a partv of friends
! went aftor him. They finally captured
the demented man after an exciting chase
of many miles. Though not a large man
Wilcox displayed marvellous strength,
and four strong men wore unable to
handle him. ��He will Ue put In the
('oiioxki!   I'itteniiiiioii  returned  on
I Tuesday from Mission, where, he went to
| hold an Inquest on   the   Chinaman who
i died on the Pacific express on  Sunday.
| The post   mortem   showed   conclusively
that tho. man had   died   from   natural
I causes���heart failure being the Immediate agent of death.    It was shown that
ho had been ailing for  some   time, -and
that the heart's  collapse was   Drought
about by general weakness.    A  verdict
In  accordance with  the  facts was   rendered.   The inquiry into  the  death of
the Chinaman on Saturday's   train  resulted similarly.   There was no ground
for public uneasiness in either case.
Wiiii.k a number of people were watching a canvas tent burn down at North
Bond on Monday morning, a box of dynamite detonators exploded, and the metal
so of potatoes, carrots, etc. Fruit is
also lu pretty good good condition, e -
cept pears. Speaking of potatoes, we
do not have to go away from home to
obtain very large specimens of that
valuable tuber. The writer has raised
them, of the Late Rose variety, four ard
one half pounds iu weight. On tho
Belle Meade farm they have grown as
heavy as   six   pounds, the laud  In  this
liiigliborh I being particularly adapted i
to the growth in' potatoes of excellent
The fall rains having now sot In we
awi  being   treated  to the ordinary anil ,
periodical dose of  mud   road   construe-;
tion.   This   very  necessary   adjunct'to
advanced civilization  Is generally  per-;
formed in this portion of Surrey during]
the rainy season, thus Hiving the  residents  and   public   generally an   objocl j
lesson they fail to profit by, to say noih
Sooke district is being thoroughly
prospected for gold ard it is beliovod the
prospectors will be rewarded. Mr. Radford is said to have mado very satisfactory discoveries:
Rev. O. T. Prltchard, the "boy preacher," who was in Victoria last year, is In
trouble at present at Des Moines, where
he is accused of borrowing an overcoat
and forgetting to return it.
Robert Bruce Mouatt. a native of the
Shetland Islands, aged 38, died on Sunday after a prolonged illnes. Ho was a
brother of Miss Mouatt, of the nursing
staff at the Jubilee Hospital.
The Esquimau Indian, who la a lit of
jealousy recently attempted lo cremate
his wife, was last heard from near Whatcom, where he lied at the lirst sign of
trouble, together with the witnesses In
the case.
The Saanich road was the scene of a
hunting accident of the usual order yesterday morning, Captain Bissett of the
sealing schooner Annie E. Paint receiving in his shoulder a charge o! blrdsbot
intended for a cock pheasant. Dr. R. L.
Fraser dressed the wound, whlcn Is painful but no. dangerous.
Pothunters, of whom the woods are
full just now,are not at all pariicu1 ir as to
whose   grounds they   trespass upon or
whose property they destroy.   One party
of   sportsmen    made    themselves   conspicuous a day or two ago by  invading
tho grounds of Cralgdarroc.il, Mrs. Duns-
resideiice;   another coterie  took
iiou   of the  Carey  Castle   park,
lion. Mr.  Dowdney  himself S(ir-
of  slaughter''.!;;
i where
1 prised them in tlie act ot
ing of tlie good money more than thrown ] f|g t,l|1)(, ,:g,.011!i. The "s
away In non-effective mud road building '
Orders from the country promptly attended to.
Oats remain unchanged at.825 to 827.50
and wheat is still quoted at 828 to 830.
There was quite a little wheat offered.
Potatoes of ordinary quality were In
large supply and brought 814 to 815 per
ton. One lot of supoilor quality roal'zed
818 per ton.
Other roots are the same as last week:
Turnips, $10; Mangolds, 87; White Carrots, 810: Hod Carrots, 815; Beets, 1 cent
por pound: Cabbage, ",i cent per pound:
Onions, \U to IS.
Apples were offered In abundance, and I
ordinary quality  brought 81  to  81.16.
There Is much dlsatlsfactlon  at the Indiscriminate  way in  which  apples are i
boxed,  and if carefully  packed better
pricos could bo realized.
Green tomatoes wore scarce at l!j cts. (
per pound.
Cranberries were offered
quantity, and brought 35
No game.
and the indirect expenditure and waste
Imposed on the taxpaying public, and
the effects on man and boast from having to winle through mud, altogether unnecessarily if all the road work were
done In proper season.
Owing to the Royal City Mill Co. closing down work in their logging camp the
Messrs. Livingston Bros, were compelled
to quit work at, Ilazelmore. as thoy
shipped their logs over the (1. N. U. It.
to Port Rolls by tho Royal City Co.'s
longing train. Thoy trust, howovor, tu
resume work again in a fow weeks.
Oct. 117, 18113.
W. II. Jones, city editor of tins News-
Advertiser, leaves for Ki-mloops on
November 1. to assume the business
management and part proprietorship of
shells were scattered with terrific force | the Kamloops Sentinel. Associated with
in all directions. Mrs. Charles Austin him will be Mr. Spinks, foreman, and
was struck by 13 shells and her life is in I Mr. Flnbow, a composite! on tho News-
great danger. Some of them entered j Advertiser. The trio aro among the pick
her body to the  depth of  an  Inch.    A j of tho paper men here,  and are highly
The good reputation hitherto borim by
Vernon as an orderly, law-abiding town
Is going to suffer if something be not
done to ferret nut and make nu example
of somo of tho characters that are apparently iii tin' midst,   one ii'ght last
week an attempt was iniiile lo rob  Yoot
joining right Iii thoi ire or Chinatown
smu" ���, by a while in ii ii wlio made his escape
when the alarm was given. Ynot Chung
had boon over lo Kwong King Lung's, u
fow feot away, and was returning between 0 and 10 o'clock at night when ho
met a man In the middle of the streot.
lie gave him the usual greeting, when
the man at onco struck him on the side
of the head, knocking bin down, and
Immediately began searching for his
pocketst YootChong cried out "Mo die."
Mrs. Kelly was also badlv wounded and
several others struck. Mrs. Austin was
brought to Westminster Tuesday and
lies In the hospital In a dangerous condition.
respected, competent and thrifty. Mr.
Jones and Mr. Flnbow have been residents o* Vancouver for three years,
while Mr. Spinks is a veteran British
pigeons, rue "sportsmen" Hod
i at the Governor's approach, leaving their
] game behind.
j    Tho dead body of William Daycel, who
j for yours has been resident of Victoria,
i was round in Mayuard's cabin   hy Mr.
Maynard, yesterday afternoon.   The dc-
; censed was last seen  alive on Sunday,
! and us he was a very old man, his death
is supposed to have resulted from natural
causes.   Of lato he lias been   a laborer
employed quite frequently on corporation
work,  but In early  years he  followed
iniuiii* us an   occupation,   From   hard
work and being troubled with consumption, bo was becoming very  feeble,  and
and during recent months wa's supported
principally by tlie charitable.
Hon. Amor De Cosmos was descending
the stairs ot his house on Yates street
on Thursday ol last week, when he slipped and broke bis leg just above the
knee. It was dark at the time. He had
come out of his room, and at the head of
tlie stairs nut mil Ills hand to rest on the
railing, lie missed the railing and he
fell to the lauding. Tlie broken limb
was sot bv Doctors llaiiiugton and Richardson, who soon had Mr. DeCosmos
resting comfortably. The break was a
serious one. and ll will bo some months
bofore the patient will be able to bo
instead of being re-commlssioned at
Esquimau, 11.M.S. Melpomene has been
ordered homo to England. She is at present busy getting  supplies   aboard, and
The 'La l'aloma's" Fate
From the Victoria Colonist.
Iii the Colonist of Saturday last, was
told the strange story of a confidence
game by which the little steamer La
Paloma, owned by Ole Johnson, of Chlco.
fell Into the possession of two sharpers,
one of whom introduced himself as Captain Seymour. Yesterday brought information from Gordon Head that would
indicate that the pair of swindlers have
paid with their lives the penaltv of their
crime, the steamer having been losiwith
all on board during Sunday night.
When Johnson resigned possession of
his steamer, about ten days ago, it was
under the Impression that her charterers required her, as they represented,
to carry mails between Everett and certain of the island ports. The steamer
was, however, taken to Seattle instead
of Bcllingham Bay, and from tbe Sound
city brought to Victoria. Here all trace
of the craft was lost, as she slipped from
the. dock while James Davidson, who
hud been put, on board to protect the
owner's Interests, was enjoying himself
ab mt town.
Thoso who. with him, have been Industriously searching for her along tho
Victoria water front since then have
been unable to cain the slightest clue to
her whereabouts���they simply had their
labor for their pains.
The connecting links in the story are
supplied by Fred. Ellard and Charles;
Barron. These young men have been
1 ving tor some time near Uordon Head,
whore the waters of the straits seek
shelter in a pretty little horse-shoo bay,
whose thickly wooded banks descend
precipitously to the deep water, and
where they have been profitably employing themselves in poultry culture. The
hay, owing to its difficulty of access to
all not accustomed to the navigable
paths ashore, as well as to the fact that
It is hidden from the view of passing
steamers, is a popular resort of smugglers of all kinds and sizes. It was to
this snug anchorage that the La Paloma
was taken, and there she lay at anchor
last Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
On Saturday Mr. Barron saw two men
row out to the little vessel, board her
and make fast their boat astern; they
did not return to shore. On Sunday a.
gale raged, and yesterday morning,
when a chance visit was paid the beach
by one of the young men out hunting, it
was found strewn with the evidences of
recent wreck. On one side, when the
tide was low, rested the housework of
the little steamer intact, with the uamo
"L:i Paloma."
A little further on wore found two ��n-
glne-room oil cans, tne fragment of .1
wheel evidently from the pilot house, a,
man's fell hat, and, distributed at irregular intervals, twelve life preservers, each
bearing the maker's name, but not that
of the ill-starred vessol to which they belonged.
The inevitable conclusion reached is-,
that the deck-house was washed away
during the stormy night and the hull,
quickly (illing, took with it to the bottom Seymour and his com pan ion. Search
will be made for the bodies to-day.
which brought a lot of Chinaman on the wm proceed south In a fortnight's time,
scone, and the robber made off through 1 u had been at first intended that tho
the brush at the rear of the streot. Ynot! ship's company should go home over tho
Cliong could givo no description of his | (J.P.R., and would be relieved by a con-
assailant further than that ho was a tall tlngont coming from England across the
man with a light moustache. The blow continent by the same Hue. It Is under-
whlch tho wretch gave blm loft tho poor I huhkI, however, that just at present the
Chinaman with a badly swollen head and I handling of a large World's Fair traffic
an ugly abrasion on tho temple. I is found more profitable bv the rr"'	
Crow's Nest Puss Route.
The C. P. R. surveyors engaged in locating the Crow's Nest Pass route are
divided into two sections, both of which
are reported to be making the most of
the. remaining short season. One party
is taking the levels and tho other Is running the line down the Moyea. Unless
some change is made in the present programme, the road will como down the
Moyea and cross on the divide between
that stream and the head of Goat river,
and come down the Kootenay on the
south side of Goat river. The railroad
company has surveyed a new townslto
on the divide between the Moyea and
the Goat rivers. NEW   WESTMINSTEK,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   OCT. 28,   1893.
The World's Fair Buildings.
In lump figures 819,000,000 went into
tho World's Fair buildings and the preparation of the grounds for the exposition. The point that now interests the
stockholders, and incidentally the whole
���eitv and country, Is how much can bo
realized from that 819,000,000 worth of
Rime and material.
It is safe to assume that the time Is
dead waste. It Is safe to say also, that
-a large���a frightfully large���proportion
���of tne material will have to go by the
In the rosy days of promotion it was
tdgured that $3,000,000 could bo realized
irora the sale of the buildings and the
materials. Since then there has been a
slump in the expectations, and to-day it
as a toss-up whether there will bo enough
salvage to pay for the tearing down of
���the buildings, the removal of tho materials and the restoration of the park to
���the condition in which it was before it
was turned over to the exposition company.
The South Park commissioners fear
that the fair corporation will forfeit its
8100,000 bond and abandon tbe buildings
rather than attempt to tear them down
aind restore the grounds to their original
John C. Fleming. Chicago representative of the Carnegie companies, whicli
furnished about two-thirds of the iron
entering into the buildings, says that
���"a very large part of the Iron at Jackson Park will have to go Into the scrap
That means it will have to be sold for
old Iron, and at a price which may not
pay a half or a quarter of the price making ll available even for Unit disposition.
Thero are 7,000 tons of Iron in the manufactures building, costing about 8T0 a
ton to put It In place, or nearly 8500,000
in all. There are uearlj 30,000 tons In
tho several buildings, representing a
��� ;ost of over $1,500,000.
Illustrative of the cost of taking down
iron work, It may be stated that the ar-
���chltoct of Steele Mackayc's skeleton
spoctatorlum estimates that It will cost
$43,000 and ovory dollar that can bo
realized from tho sale of material to pull
down and remove that unsightly monument of yet other blissful promotion moments.
The owners of the Ferris Wheel expect to pay 883,000 to responsible contractors to take down, transport and set
up the wonderful piece of work on
. another site.
Etnil Phllllpson says it will cost $100,-
000 over and above the salvage to tear
down and remove the manufactures
building. Diligent inquiry among wrecking firms and contractors failed to uncover any that would confess having any
intention of bidding on the destruction
of the White City, or that would admit
that they knew of anybody who had a
definite purpose in that direction.
No matter who has the work to do
there is going to be great trouble and
expense in disposing of the waste and
rubbish. Where to put it will be a
tough problem to solve. It cannot be
dumped haphazard into the lake asmuch
of it would be washed back on the shore
toy the action of the water. The authorities would not allow tbat disposition to be made of it. TheroVill be between ten thousand and twelve thousand
carloads of waste material to be hauled
from Jackson Park, according to the
calculation of a prominent contractor���
tbat is to say, between 1,500,000 and
2,000,000 cubic yards of rubbish. Thero
will be some thousands of carloads of
stuff alone to be carried away.
There is no hole or swamp to fill up
���within transportable distance of Jackson Park. A suggestion has been offered
that tbe waste material be used for the
���creation of an artificial mountain at the
southeast corner of the park. In the
Hoose form It will be when carried from
ithe grounds, the waste material will
miake a pile 1,000 feet square and between 15 and 20 feet high. Tbo surface
area of such a creation would bo about
23 acres.
It was said that while the buildings
were being erected that the iron framework of several of them would bo sold to
railroad companies to be used as stations.
As the roads running to Chicapo have
fine stations, there seems to be no chance
��� of disposing of the iron frames there.
The question the officials want an-
: swered is, what shall be done with tho
buildings and the rubbiSi?���Now York
. Times.
breadth, with rouleurs 24 meters In diameter and 10 meters in thickness, and
they will be mounted on shafts 0.75 centimeters diameter. The rouleurs are estimated to make 22 revolutions por
minute, and will, it is believed, easily
achieve 57 kilometers, or 30 knots, an
hour, with a force equal to 10,000horses,
of which 2,400 horses is assigned to rotation and 7,600 to propulsion. One of
the leading maritime concerns in France
is stated to have taken up tho project
with much favor."
Attempted Robbent at Victoria.
Victoria, Oct. 24.���An attempt at highway robbery whicli might easily have
had a fatal termination, is reported to
havo occurred last night on Blanchard
street, near Chatham. John Farnham,
a young man employed as cook in the
Brunswick hotel, tolls the story:
"I was at Spring Ridge at a lodge
meeting," he says, "and from tho lodge
room went with two young ladles to
their home on Third street. From there
I went to Blanchard streot. walking on
the left side going towards the city.
Just after 1 passed the place where thoy
are taking out stones, so that the sidewalk is blocked, I saw two men coining
towards inc. This was at 11:20. When
theg got pretty near one of them called
lout: 'Hold up your hands!' 'Hold up
'your hands!' repeating It several   tiin.'s.
"I stopped and they got on each aids,
anil then one of them took out a revolver anil pointed it at mo, at tho same
time telling me. again lo hold up my
bands, The revolver was a little one,
not more than a 32, 1 should sny. The
follow pulled down ll white handkerchief
out of his hat, so that It shaded his eyes.
"I did not hold up my hands, but
struck out at the man with the revolver,
and hit him two or three times, I think,
about tlie chest. He kept tho revolver
pointed so long that 1 felt sure It was
not loaded. The other man kicked me
once or twice on tho logs. He had no
handkerchief or other disguise over his
eyes. I thought I had bettor get away,
and ran straight out into tbe street.
"When I was about at tho middle of
the street 1 heard a shot, and a moment
after I felt a pain at my back, and I
knew I must have been struck. As I
did not got weak. I thought it was not
serious and came on into town.
"1 think I would recognize the two
mon. They wore young, dressed in dark
clothes with soft felt hats and sack
coats. The one who held the revolver
had a dark moustache. Tho other was
smooth faced. I think I have seen them
about town, hanging round corners.''
Tlie story was told as above In Dr.
Frank W. Hall's office in the Driard
block, whore the police, who had been
informed of the occurrence, found Farnham just after his wound had been
In the absence of Dr. Hull, a messenger had been sent for Dr. Methcrell, who
dressed the wound. It was in the back,
a few inches below the left shoulder
blade, where the doctor found an abrasion about the size of a twenty-five cont
niece, surrounded by a rapidly increasing swelling. There was no bullet hole
or murk of any kind on the clothing of
the injured man, who, when assaulted,
had on his overcoat which was buttoned
up. The doctor says It Is quite possible that a bullet might strike the coat
and glance off, and mako such a wound
as appears. Farnham had a good deal
of money and a watch and gold chain,
but theso were not taken, and he savs
no attempt was made to rob him, except the instruction to hold up his hands.
. Proposed New Form   of Ocean Steamer.
Tho London Engineering R-iiew says:
"Avery remarkable system of ocean
transport has been brought out in Paris
I by'a French engineer (Monsieur Bazin),
��� who was a fellow student of President
*Carnot, and is already well known as
the author of several useful engineering
inventions, Including the so-called Bazin
dredge, which has been applied to works
of magnitude both in England and in
other*countries. M. Bazin's proposal is
to construct an Atlantic liner on eight
rollers, * * * and ho claims to show,
by the working of models and bv algebraic formulae, not only that his idea Is
practicable, but that it can bo successfully applied to secure a greater speed
in transatlantic navigation than any
hitherto reached. Without adopting M.
Bazin's Ideas, or even indorsing their
practicability, wo have thought It worth
while to call attention to them as embodying a new departure lu methods of
propulsion, of which we may In futuro
witness a more or less modified outcome
in actual practlco. The base of M. Bazin's proposal is tho theory that the
eight wheels, or rouleurs, on which his
vessol Is fixed will so far diminish the resistance offered by the wavos that a
much greater speed may ho developed,
and ho places the possible speed to bo
maintained on an Atlantic voyage ut
fully 30 knots an hour, which would enable tho passage from Southampton or
Liverpool to New York to he accomplished In a little over one hundred
hours. Tho rouleurs enter tho water to
the depth of eight meters, and revolve
slowlv within a platform placed seven
and a half meters above the water, thus
forming a rolling instead of a gliding
body, as Is the case with the ordinary
system of propulsion. Tho rouleurs do
not, however, actuate tho screw propellers whereby tho vessol Is actually
moved, special machinery being provided for this purpose. M. Bazin claims
to have settled by experiments that the
stability of this ronleur type of vessel Is
at least as grout us that of the ordinary
type, and believes that the construction
of his design of ship will be much less
costly than that of the usual description.
It is proposed to put M. Bazin's plans to
a practical test by constructing a vessel
of 124 meters In length and 30 meters in
Still Yielding Gold.
Prom Victoria Times of Friday.
Chas. Rau.os, of tho Slough Crook
Mining Co., arrived down from Cariboo
last evening. The machinery for the
Siough Creek Co. has arrived at Ash-
croft, but the work of sinking shafts has
been delayod on account of the death of
Judge Gans, who represented tho company that had the contract for sinking
the shaft. Most of the mines in tho district have done well during the season,
but the "cloan-ups" have been delayed,
there being a scarcity of water.
J. Shaw and his two sons, who own
the Hard Scramble claim, below Mosquito creek, have aftor persistent work,
struck somo paying streaks. The claim
Is now paying from three to four ounces
to the set of limbers. It Is not a big
thing, but it Is good. The Jim Boyce
and Dick Huff company piped ulf a lot of
ground during tho summer and are now
waiting for the freshet to make a cleanup. Their prospects aro vory bright.
All of the water had been taken out of
the shaft of the Nason claim on Antler
creek, but the big pump broke and the
shaft filled up again. The men are still
persevering, and expect to empty It
again before long. A big cave-in stopped
work on the Waverloy claim on Grouse
creek, and water is needed to clean It
out. The owners are looking forward to
a profitable clean-up. Anthony's claim
on tho samo creek did very well during
the summer. A lot of piping wus dono
at Walker's gulch, and the miners made
expenses. Mlko Glynn opened out quite
a cut above Old Grub gulch and Is making fair wages. Although short of
wator, Newton's claim In Stark's gulch
did very well. The Black Jack hydraulic claim wus one of the few that did not
pay. The Eye Opener, Nason's old
claim, Is being worked by Chinamen,
I who mado a fairly good clean-up. The
J Forest Rose did not do us well us usual,
I but Is still paying. The Flynn Brothers
havo, after yours of perseverance, struck
a good thing. Thoy huve the most
! promising claims In Cariboo, On Lightning Crook 11. Jones has been working
the South Wales claim. After tupping
the shaft there wus a run of slum which
retarded progress. Another shaft Is to
! bo run on a higher grade. The dam
I built by the Bonanza company last win-
[ tor was washed away, and the company
Is now building another one. There are
! prospects of tho old Kurtz and Lane
ground being re-opened. Mr. McDmi-
1 gall, who went through Cariboo with
Mr. Adams, the member-elect, has taken
up the ground and has gone oast to endeavor to form a company.
Tho miners are looking forward to an
unusually good season, and they see a
now and bright era dawning on Cariboo.
Capitalists seem to be taking more Interest In the district, and they aro investing their money accordingly, Many
claims have boon taken Up by wealthy
companies, and most ol them are already
being worked.
Clippings from the Stevcston Enterprise
During the heavy gale of wind last
week, forty square feet of the roof of W.
Abercrombie's barn was blown off.
Mr. Lindsay, who has been salting
salmon here for some little time past,
has now two carloads ready for shipment.
During tho past week no less than
three boats���two fishing and ono pleasure���have been nicked up iu the river
opposite this town.
On Sundav night last, somo person
pried open the side window of K. Stoney's
store, and abstracted two boxes of cigars.
Thero is no clue as to who the thiol is.
Mr. Win. Crawford has not yet recovered the flour which was stolen from
off the public wharf on Sunday week.
It is too bad that more effort has not
been made to locate the robber or robbers.
Owing to the heavy winds on Sunday,
large flocks of goose wore blown from
thoir course and took refuge by flying
over here in a southerly direction. They
were passing more or less all day. It is
reported that a small flock of white
swans also passed over in the same
The British barque Ladstook left her
dock on hor voyugo to Liverpool, ling.,
on Thursday. Her cargo consists of
.'15.733 cases weighing 1,310 tons, tho
value of which is $172,417. This is the
third salmon vessel sailing this month
; for England from this port.
During tlie past few nights the air h:is
been frosty. So frigid in fact that the
sun has its work cut out for it each
morning in trying to get rid of the hoar
frost. Several patches of potatoes
whicli had been dug but not sacked, got
nipped. Tho fineness of the days, however, quite compensates for any little
frost and fog thero is during the  night.
A story has been going tho rounds of
the provincial press to tho effect that
Mr. T. S. Rooko, who was fined bore
$150 for selling whiskey without a
license, hud skipped out leaving a large
number of unpaid bills. Such, however,
is not tho case. Mr. Rooko has not paid
his fine up to the present, but as far as
his owing a lot of small debts about hero,
It Is a fabrication, as he does not owe a
cent to anybody, as far as we can learn
after careful inquiry.
Several yarns have been in circulation
hero during tbe past fow days as to the
way tho men on tho str. Grandholm were
fed, it being averred that their daily allowance of food was too small for the
men to work on satisfactorily. This we
are inclined to think is vory near the
truth, if the report of the mon on board
is to be relied upon. A rather singular
thing in connection with this steamer is
that for the last four years neither a
dog, cat nor even a rat will live aboard
of her. Tne attempt has- been made
time and time again; all of thoso sagacious animals getting oil at the first port
of call.' Our informant told us that several times after they had put to sou that
dogs had jumped overboard when two or
three miles from shore rather than remain aboard of hor, although kindly
treated. Many sailors would regard
such actions as theso on the part of the
dumb beasts with a superstitious awe.
An important real estate and business
deal was closed somo days ago, In which
some Vancoiiverites take a leading part,
resulting iu tbe purcbaso of the hotel,
store, outhouses, wharf and three acres
of land on the Fraser river at what is
known as Guichon'a Landing, a short
distance below Ladner's Landing, in
Delta municipality. It is the intention
of the new proprietors to erect a modern
cannery on tho ground purchased, as
well as to establish other industries
there. The wharf is to be enlarged and
a commodious warehouse built thereon
to accommodate shippers sending their
produce to this and other cities. In a
short time it Is expected a junction will
bo made between Ladner's and Guichon's
Landings, and a very important point,
even a goodly sized city, spring up there.
It is understood that the Messrs. Fagan,
sons of Mr. W. L. Fagan, tax collector,
are leading spirits in the new enterprise.
��� Vancouver World.
Tho Kootenai/ Star, published at Revelstoke, has the following regarding future
prospects there: "Every cloud has a
silver lining. The first faint blush of
dawning prosperity can be dimly seen
through the dark cloudsof adversity and
dullness whicli have been hanging over
this town and district for somo months
past. The construction of the Nakusp
and Slocan railway has done not a little
to chase away tbo gloom which had sot-
tied down upon us with tho fall In silver.
The completion of this road next month
ensures the bringing out of Slocan ore
by the Revelstoke route, although the
niero fact of mineral passing through
will not be of much benefit to tho town
itself. Yot this samo fact will no doubt
stimulate the dormant energies of tho
Smelter Co., und wakon them to tho
knowledge that tho purpose for which
thoy built tho smelter���the smelting of
silver ores���Is now easy of accomplishment. The long talked of Revelstoke
aud Arrow Lako road Is also well advanced in construction, and will make
Rovolstoko tho gatoway to all tho rich
mining districts to the south. Big Bond
Is fast coming Into prominence as a gold-
producing country, somo line specimens
of gold quartz having beon recently
brought down. Buildings aro going up
ut the station, which will evidently Be
I lie business end of tbo town. A fine
avenue Is being opened up In tho centre
of the old town, and by grading over
the C.P.R, track will givo a now and
straight mud to tbo comotory and
lllg llend trail. The C.P.R. will probably
commence tho construction of tho now
steel bridge over the Columbia next year,
and there Is little doubt that a line of
steamboats will run up tho river to the
gold country. Thero Is a strong rumor
that tho C.P.R. will erect a line station
j on the level north of tho truck near
Allen's brewery., Altogether the outlook for tho futuro of this town Is
brighter than ut any period lu Its history.
Stables for Sale.
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Rise of the Jones City.
"That was a good story," briefly observed Robinson.
"Thank you," returned Jones, "As I
have remarked so many times before, I
simply related the facts. Of course Jackson will pretend that he does not believe
it. Instead of treasuring up such things
for use in the future he rejects them, and
thus misses golden opportunities to improve his young mind. He will see his
mistake when it is too late."
"How long did you stay with the circus?" asked Smith.
"Two years," answered Jones.
"But what I'd like to inquire," broke
in Jackson Peters, with some earnestness,
"is if you pretend to tell us that you
could take an elephant and teach him to
swing off a trapeze by his tall, like a
"I don't know why I couldn't, Jackson," replied Jones. "I taught that one,
and he was just a plain Asiatic elephant.
The swinging was comparatively easy���
the hardest part was to teach him to
twist his tail about the bar and raise
himself up. . He would have bron performing yet if that rival showman hadn't
greased the second trapeze bar, so that
his tail slipped and unwound in making
his final $10,000 challenge living leap.
After that I went out to Dakota and
began iu the real estate business by
founding Jones City and making it the
capital of Tumble Weed county."
Jackson Peters did not seem to be
wholly satislied. "Perhaps the bears
out there swung from branch to bran ah
bv their tails," he suggested in a tone of
fine sarcasm.
"Impossible," answered Jones. "It was
a prairie country, so there wore no trees
and consequently no bears. Besides,
bears have no tails. You show a lamentable Ignorance of both geography
and natural history. It was while at
Jones City that I patented my Dakota
pumpkin anchor. Before that it was
impossible, as you doubtless know, to
raise this nutritious vegetable in the territory.
"No, I didn't know it," returned Jackson Peters.   "Why was it impossible?"
"The vines grew so fast that they wore
the pumpkins all out dragging them
along the ground. I sold my patent for
$5,000 aud used the money booming
Jones City. I built two churches and a
theatre and started a daily newspaper���
the Jones City Volcanic Eruption; but It
was a severe blow to the town when it
lost the county seat. At that time���It
was ten years ago���tho Dakota courthouses' were kept on wheels, I may almost
say. One afternoon a party of men from
Jumpersburg crept up, hitched six mules
on my courthouse and trotted away with
it to the!:' own town.
"But I was nut discouraged and determined on the boldest stroke ever attempted In the territory. It wus nothing
more nor less than to bring the capltol
building down from Bismarck and put It
in the place of my courthouse, thus making Jones City the capltol of the territory. Fearing that the old territorial
officers might not come, I hired a new
set of officials, including a governor,
auditor, judges, attorney general and so
forth, choosing them mostly from my old
county officers, who had been left behind
the type Is constant^ The head Is small,
the face intelligent 'and kind, but not
generally as fine and bony as one anticipates. The perfect head is as rare as
the perfect horse. The neck is rather
short and full in front, with good crest
and fairly fine throttle, but by no means
as clean as the thoroughbred's, but more
prettily cut. The crest is full, the
withers low, but the shoulders sloping,
the barrel round and well coupled to a
nearly perfect haunch.
Looked at from front or rear the horse
has not as much breadth us we like, but
one sees far fewer weedy-looking horses
than west of the desert. The legs and
forefeet are as good as can be. Even
the old broken-down hacks have no wind-
galls. Nor does one often see a lame
horse. Infinite stress is laid on good
legs. As the Arabian legs arc uniformly
good, whenever a horse shows bleinlshos
or strains in them he is considered unsafe to buy. With us a horse with a fow
wind puffs is by no means to be condemned. They rarely Interfere, but
overreach when taught to trot, as they
now are by tho English, or for the
Anglomaniacs by the Arabs. The foot
is neither too much like the mule's nor
too flat. It is round, rather high, and
with a naturally good frog.
The horror of our climate, scratches,
is not often seen iu the dry air of Egypt,
but the practice of hobbling often scores
tho fetlock permanently. The shoe of
the Arab horse in Egypt Is tho plate
with a small hole iu the middle. It is
a bungling apology for a shoe. In Cairo
the European shoe Is gaining in use;
among the Arabs the old plate still prevails.
Traditions of an Old Blouse,
Ever since the finding of a crock of
Spanish doubloons last July in tho lawn
of the old Miflin mansion at Falls of
Schuylkill, all sorts of stories and traditions regording that historic structure
have cropped up. That there arc buried
treasures concealed about the old buildings has been the belief of the wiseacres of the neighborhood for several
generations, and interesting revelations
aro looked for when the buildings are
torn down.
During the prevalence of yellow fever
in Philadelphia towards the ond of the
last century a Frenchman named Bou-
tillier and his family, aristocratic refugees from Paris, occupied the mansion,
according to tradition. Aside from being
immensely wealthy and having plates of
solid gold and jewels of great value,
little was known of the family by the
villagers, except that they distributed
their money liberally. Madame Boutll-
lter had a tall stately ligure and a
commanding presence, and was said to be
a relative of the unfortunate Marie Antoinette.
She was the first to succumb to the
disease and was buried secretly on tho
premises. Her husband and his cook,
Mary Martin, an Irish girl, were all that
were left on the premises, the other servants fleeing frein the spot. Boutillier,
fearing death, called Mary to his room
out night, and together they gathered all
the plate, jewels and money, placing them
iu oaken kegs and at midnight secreted
, them under the house. Boutillier died
Borrowing the courthouse wheels from j a few days later, and Mury Martin, who
Jay Bird county, I took my territorial | survived the pestilence, early in the fol-
officers, 50 leading citizens and 10 spans j lowing year sailed for Ireland for the
of mules and proceeded to Bismarck.       i purpose of bringing her relatives to enjoy
"Under cover of darkness we adjusted
the wheels and hitched on the mules.
Most of my officials took their places in
the benefits of the burled treasure. Noth
ing was ever after heard of her, and it
was supposed that the vessel  was ship-
thc several rooms, and as the levol rays . wrecked and the secret of   the hidden
of the rising sun shot athwart tho broad | jewels lost for ever,
plain, carpeting it with cloth of gold and i When the late Andrew McMlckln pur-
waking the songbirds to melody and the I chased the property extensive repairs
wild flowers to prodigality of fragrance, wero made to the interior of the man-
I touchod up the wheel mules from the Uton. A bricklayer. Thomas Wharton,
front portico, and wo rolled away out of while repairing one of the cellar walls
town, with my governor on the roof uame across a secret passage, in which
blowing a tin horn and my superintendent of schools, a very conservative man,
on top of the chimney tiring his revolver
in the air and singing 'Hail Columbia.'
It wus a noble scene, and one which
lives iu my memory, but the effort was a
failure. Gentlemen, 1 leit Dakota without a cent in the world."
Jones rested his chejk in his hand and
looked at the floor.
"But toll us what was the difficulty,"
said Robinson.
"Yes. it is no more than right that
you should know. When we were about
10 miles out, my attorney-general came
to ine and raised a point of law. It was
this: That Jones City would not, become
the legal capital of the territory unless
we had the cellar which belonged under
the capitol building. 1 gave the reins to
mv territorial secretary and directed the
attorney-general instantly to bring a
test case before the district conn then
sitting in its chambers on the lirst. floor.
It decided that he was right. Then, as
we rattled along across the prairie I up-
pealed the case to the supremo court, on
the second flour, it confirmed the decision ol the lower court.    1   Instantly
were found the remnants of rich clothing, silver buckles and gold trimmings.
What else was discovered is not known,
lor i'. is believed that Wharton returned
to the building that night and carried
away a valuable burden, as he was
never known to work afterwards, but
lUvuil in affluence.
Another story is that Stephen Girard
once sent to the owner of the mansion
three pipes of wine. One of these, It
was said, was covered with a thick coating of tullow, aud enclosed in cement,
und then buried twenty feet below the
floor of tho little octagonal smokehouse
that is still standing to the left of the
main building.
These and similar tales have greatly
stirred up tbe good people uf th'' Fulls,
and they will be sadly disappointed If
the demolition of the old house does not
bring tu light some of the reputed buried
treasures.���Philadelphia Record.
Fooled  With Ihe   Wrong Girl.
The white sash  looked very inviting:
there wus no doubt   about   that.    Any
one would be tempted to put  a  mark of
stopped, unhitched the  mules  and went   S,���IK,   killd   ���,,   h, because  it.looked so
white and neat.    It wus a long   affair,
back after the cellar.
"We were all arrested at Bismarck,
with the aid uf troops from Fort, A. Lincoln, for abduction. It appeared that
the beggarly janitor of the cupltol was
hidden in his riuin lu the attic, and that
we hud kidnapped the scoundrel without
knowing It. We got off at the trial, hut
it cost me every cent I hud To-day the
antiquarian who searches for Jones City
finds only the spreading, trackless plain,
with the June roses looking up saucily
for the warm  kisses of  the  sun, and a
and had caught on the back of a seat
tho young woman wus occupying in a
street car and was waving out behind In
tantalizing proximity to the man on the
rear seat, says the Chicago Post. He
looked at tho sash and ho looked at the
girl. She was pretty and vivacious and
looked just the sort of girl who would
enjoy a little flirtation.
"I'll give her a surprise, anyhow," he
said, as besought the end of the sash and
reached In his pocket for a pencil.   "I'll
sen of prairie   lilies   billowing   Itself in  bet she'll be surprised when  she takes
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long rolling waves under the bold car
esses of the ardent wind."
No one spoke when Jones stopped, but
all looked at Jackson Peters. His eyes
were closed as if in sleep, but there was
a nervous, half painful expression on his
face, and even the waiter when he came
In knew he wus not asleep.���Harpers
The Horse in Egypt.
The horse came Into Egypt with the
Hyksos. or shepherd kings, less than
1700 years B.C. Previous to that time
asses were the only specimens ot the genus eiiucs. No horse figures on the early
monuments of Egypt. Tho modern
horse of Egypt is a more recent importation���also from the shepherd kings of
to-day, the pastoral princes of the desert. This animal has a very uniform
type. You see them of all sizes, from
the polo pony to the heavy carriage
horse, but tho typo remains, says Harper's Magazine.
If mixed tho strong Arabian blood
predominates In tho look of the offspring.
In other countries horses vary both In
size and kind. You have everything
from a Shelty to a Percheron, each dls-
as that other war In which the French
tlnct In type as well as In size. In Egypt Prince Imperial was one of the victims.
Despatches from Sir Henry Loch, British High Commissioner for South Africa,
aro unanimously accepted by the English press as presaging another war with
the Zulus, and tho fear Is freely expressed that It may be as bloody and as costly
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��ite   Urtttfu-   (CnmtMitu,
The hearty welcome accorded to Hon.
Mr. D&vle during the past month by the
Agricultural Societies of the Mainland is
a source of grevious dejection to the supporters of the Opposition cause. The
organs of the discouraged party, after
striving most desperately to persuade
their readers that the fact of public addresses and bani)uets to the Hon.Premier
carried no political significance, being no
more than fitting tributes of respect to a
gentleman holding high ollice, have now
swung to the other tack. Grown desperate they would even retract the small
courtesy of admitting that the lirst
Minister of the Province should reasonably be expected to be received with
respect by the ollicials of public institutions, and the people generally. In
the weakness of their cause, the journals
of the Opposition fear they admitted too
much, and our neighbor, the Columbian,
shows a disposition to run riot, as though
bereft of its usually bright wits. "���Tlie
��' pitiful, sneaking attempts of the
" Premier," says that paper, "and other
���' members of the Government, voeifer-
" ously backed by the shameless pocket
��' organs, to turn exhibition openings in-
"tosemi-political meeitngs���" Really,the
condition of our admired contemporary
grows melancholy, and if Mr. Davie has
due charity in his soul ho will cease receiving public demonstrations of appreciation and good-will. It is unfortunate
that not one of the societies was considerate enough to devote a little attention to the Opposition. Even a very
little token of appreciation of the
magnificent public services rendered
by the hero Independents of the Mainland might have had great effect in
the way of soothing wounded feelings,
and the several agricultural society
directorates, instead of the sorry pickle
they are now in, might have bathed in
the sunshine of Opposition favor. But
it was not to be. The banquets and the
honor and the admiration were all
heaped upon the "sneaky" Ministers of
the Crown, to the utter neglect of the
brave and patriotic Oppositionists.
Then, too, Mr. Davie, when he was given
the opportunity, had the audacity to
speak cheery words to the settlers of
the various districts. He even promised
to help them In their needs, and he
capped the climax bv promulgating a
policy of progress that will bring hope
and courage to every settler's house in
British Columbia. Aud tho peoplo rejoiced, and the Opposition were sad, for
progress and good cheer are not the conditions that opposition parties flourish
Thk mining industry of Cariboo is an
item in the prosperity of British Columbia
that is, as a usual thing, very little considered in estimates of the resources of
the Province, and yet si nee the first grout
finds on Williams creek, the flow of gold
Irom that attractive district has never
ceased, and In tho aggregate represents
a very large sum, much largor than most
people Imagine. This year, according to
all accounts, Cariboo has measurably
returned to her old productive days, and
tho output of yellow metal will be fairly
largo, although of course the cost of
working claims successfully Is a different
figure from what obtained In the palmy
days of old times. Qualified people bespeak for Cariboo great success in next
seasons mining operations, whicli all will
hope to sec fully realized.
Tiik Vernon News Is well pleased with
the result of the recent sale by the Government of the Vernon commonage. It
will be remembered that when tho sale
was lirst announced, the Opposition
press endeavored to make people boliove
that it was a put up job to favor a few
friends. Possibly this view was induced
by a lade of knowledge of the land and
its surroundings. However, that may
have boon, the vigilant local paper 0'
ithe district could discover nothing objectionable In the procedure of the sab',
and credits the Government accordingly.
The short paragraph relating to .Surrey roads iu the editorial columns of the
Canadian last week did not agree well
with the digestive organs of our neighbor
the Columbian. Straight medicine was,
no doubt, a trifle too heavy a dose. The
fact is, we didn't havo time to reduce it,
as the symptoms of Columbian disease, for
which it was given as an antidote, did
not catch the attention of the Canadian
till that journal was about ready for the
press. This apology is given freely
without equivocation or mental reservation. We will now endeavor to provide a
milder cordial for our suffering neighbor
in the peculiar manifestations that have
since developed.
The tendency of our contemporary to
battle with Government bug-a-boos
where none oxist, and to rush to the
rescue of friends who are not in danger,
is amazing in its reflection of the character of that valiant knight, Don Quixote. The nows item that was the
primary cause of our neighbor's lengthy
mental trouble wus of the harmless I
kind frequently met with in public
prints/and whatever importance It has j
since grown to is due entirely to the excited Imagination of our contemporary.
The Canadian was not seeking a complaint against Surrey Council. If It hud
been, the material was ready to its hand,
The case was one of defence against an
unwarranted attack. Surrey wasnoces- j
snrily the scene of conflict. The editor I
of this paper is a resident ratepayer of
that municipality, fairly well acquainted
with the workings of Its council and the
current opinion of Its people, and in
making the statement that Surrey
should spend "more on roads and less on
law,'' we wero but putting in print an
expression that has for some time been
quite general in the municipality. If
the statement is a "wanton insult'' then
Surrey is guilty of insulting Surrey.
We speak of now and of the existing
council, with its capable and its incapable members. While holding, as a ratepayer, very pronounced views as to the
conduct of Surrey affairs the writer has
no desire to vent them here unless
pushed to it by an over brave champion.
More than all, we believe it would 'be a
wanton injury to the municipality to
open up the old controversy which tlfh
Columbian alludes to, and which all good
wishers of the district hoped was buried
forever. That, too, this writer held
strong opinions upon, and can recall
them if obliged to. Whether the law expenses incurred by tho present council
are as unwarrantable as is popularly
believed, the next audit will tell, and we
will be quite satisfied to be confronted
at that time with our statement that
������more should be spent on roads and less
ou law." The absolute wastu of the
ratepayers' money in another direction
we will not touch upon unless tho Columbian desires it.
To come now to other matters, our
good neighbor describes the objection
taken by this journal to being willfully
misconstrued as "frantic servility to the
Government." The idea of fanatical
servility to the Opposition probably
never occurred to our contemporary.
Tho thing has been known to exist, r,nd
it is a constant quality of fanaticism to
know no merit but its own. Our neighbor, being above such a weakness, will,
we are sure, readily grant that though
supporting the Government, this journal has never belittled, or misrepresented the gentlemen of the Opposition, nor sought to garble any public report. That being admitted, we are filling the bill of what was promised our
readers at the start. Our support of the
Government was tho basis upon whicli
we solicited subscribers, and as a part of
that duty to our constituency it devolves
upon us sometimes to expose the fallacies of the Opposition. A case In point
is the contention of the Columbian that the
Government should continue the maintenance of the trunk roads of the Province.
This, it is quite clear, is a direct contradiction of the avowed Opposition policy
���a "most horrible discord at different
tunes," as our neighbor puts it. If there
is anything that the leader of the Opposition has made, himself specially clear
upon, It is that any tendency to centralize on the partof tho Government should
be vigorously combatted, and yet in the
teeth of this, and contrary to the avo vod
policy of the Government! Ministers aro
asked by the Columbian to take control of
the chief highways of the municipalities.
It looks dlscoiiraglngly like a cusc of
"run with tho hare and hunt with tho
hounds." Nevertheless, although the
Government of the late .lohn Hobson did
determine to require the several municipalities to look after their own highways,
a policy accepted by the present Government, yet Mr. Davie and his colleagues
have, on several occasions when the need
seemod urgoiit,come to the rescue of struggling communities with liberal grants
for road Improvements. Such happened
in Surrey last year, as mentioned by the
Columbian. This, however, iu no way
broke the decentralizing policy of Ministers In regard to municipal roads, and
although our contemporary may not
know it, Surrey did nevertheless accept
the situation, and this season devoted
some small part of its revenue to repairing the Yale rinul. ,
Tho Government now Muds, after experience of permitting the municipalities
to manage their own affairs with their
own resources, that too heavy u   burden
was placed upon them in the making and
maintaining of costly roads necessary to
the opening up of the various districts,
and proposes to como to their aid in the
only way that is possible, and that is by
using the public credit for the public
bonefit. Hon. Premier Davie announced
this policy at the Ladners banquet, and
it will bo a source of great relief and
satisfaction to all the struggling settlers
of the Province. Backed by the good
sense of the people, Mr. Davio and his
colleagues will accomplish for this generation of settlers a development of the
country that their grandchildren would
scarcely witness if the Opposition, with
their lly on the wheel policy, were given
the reins of power. The chief roads once
put in good repair can easily be maintained, and people now living will enjoy
advantages without undue burden that
would otherwise be generations removed.
Tho demand of the Mainland Opposition for good roads while at the same
time complaining of the debt of the Province, is really altogether too absurd. It
is not possible for grown people, any
more than for children, to "have their
cuke and oat It, too."
Tho position of Surrey, ami the same
no doubt holds good of the other municipalities, In regard to the Provincial exchequer is as follows for the current
siitin:v i'avs.
Poll tax, about
Personal property tax
I'er capita grant
Sill MI
an i
- 82,241
Maintenance of 10 schools St),400
Grnnt for school buildings l,f>00
Roads and bridges, about    2,000
Total     - 80,900
So that Surrey receives back nearly five
times as much as she pays In. Assuredly
here Is no ground of complaint In regard
to Government expenditure.
An article in another column, from
the Winnipeg Commercial, deals with
wheat prices in the east, and shows a
lamentable state of tbe market. Manitoba No. 1 hard, the best wheat produced anvwhere In the world, is quoted
at 45 cents to 4(1 cents per bushel, a
price at which It is perfectly impossible
to profitably produce it. This is the
lowest notch yet touched, and is terribly
significant when it is remembered that
only a comparatively small portion of
the splendid wheat of Manitoba will
grade No. 1 hard. All over the continent the same utter collapse of grain
prices is bringing want and calamity to
the struggling agriculturist. Here only,
in this favored Province of British Columbia do the growers of farm produce
realize fitting returns for what thoy
havo to sell, and surely their happy
position should be to them cause of sincere thankfulness for the prosperity
they enjoy.
Mention was made in the World at the
time of a Chinaman having been arrested on the Empress of India for having stolen a draft on China from the
Bank of British Columbia at New Westminster. He had an accomplice, and on
Saturday a special session of the police
court was held for the purpose of setting them at liberty, a settlement having been made with the bank.
The above Is from the Vancouver
World and seems a rather extraordinary
statement. The jurisdiction of the
police court may not be disputed, but
what "a settlement having been made
with the bank" has to do with tho release of an admitted criminal Is not quite
so clear.
The Kootenay Star, speaking of recent
Improvements in the ambitious and progressive inland town of Revelstoke, finishes up a cheerful article In the following words: "Not belonging to the class
of chronic kickers against the powers
that be, we must acknowledge the
promptitude with which the Government has come to our assistance In this
much needed improvement, and have no
doubt that it will put a spoko in the
Government wheel at the next election."
Dhuleep Singh Dead.
Paris, Oct. 23.���The Maharajah Dhuleep Singh died In this city yesterday
from the effects of a paralytic stroke.
Tho Maharajah Dhuleep Singh, G. C.
S. I., was a son of tho famous   Bunjeet
Singh, the Kajah of Punjaub, and was
born   in   1838.   Dhuleep was an  infant
when his father died, und the demoralized  stato of  tho regency and army Induced the British  ministry to annex the
principality   under  certain   conditions;
one being that the   young   Maharajah
should recelvo four I Cks of rupees (��40,-
000   sterling) a  year.    Afterwards   the
j Maharajah becamo a Christian, took up
j his   abode In England   and was   natur-
| allznd.     His    mother,   the    notorious
I Ranee, also resided in England until her
I death lu  1803, but   resisted  steadfastly
I all   persuasion  lo become n convert   to
I Christianity. It wasatone time thought
j the Maharajah would marry Princess
: Victoria of Kurg; but In 1804 he married, nt the British consulate ut Alexandria, a young Protestant lady, a British
subject. The Maharajah lived for many
years on his estato at Thetford, making
i It ono of the most renowned sporting estates in England. He was an excellent
shot. In 1886 he presented lo the British government a claim for Increase of
pension, payment of personal debts, und
other things to which he considered himself entitled. This claim being disallowed he left England for India, but was
not permitted to laud. The Maharajah
has been spending much  of  his  time at
II ie Gorman springs and In Paris. He Is
ine last of a line mice Illustrious in Hln-
I dostan, descended from the conquerors
i of India.
Fred Martin and Wm. Goderlck, of
Melita, Manitoba, have been arrested at
Brandon for passing counterfeit money.
Georgia Bay, Oct. 36.���Tbe box factory
and planing mill here bus been burned.
The loss on the building and stock was
.518,500; insurance 88,000.
Peterboro, Oct. 26.���A fire at Ash-
burnham, across the river, destroyed
Hunter's barrel factory, Lip's hotel. McGregor's confectionery and three dwellings.    Loss, S20.000; insurance S7.500
Montreal. Oct. 23.���xV deputation of
influential Montreal business men waited
on the Quebec government on Saturday
to urge the abolition of tax exemptions
and tho adoption of single tax on land.
Parry Sound, Oct. 20.���Wm. Lynch, of
Cold water, J. Douglas, of PontypoiJ,
Narclsse Woods and John Sweat, of
Waubausbene, were drowned last night
between Swllackstone Bay and Moon
River, about 15 miles south of Parry
Bracebrklge, Oct. 25.���-For breaking
into and robbing a summer cottage at
Selnio lake, Muskoka, .lodge Mahafford
sentenced Charles \V. Vallance and
Thomas Kerry to seven years, and Fred.
Schcll and David Schell to live vears respectively In the Kingston penitentiary
with hard labor.
Canadian coal oil is now retailing in
inns! of the country places of Ontario
null Quel at ton  to  fifteen   cents per
Imperial gallon.   This has I n  partly
caused by tho Canadian refiners establishing agencies to prevent retailers
charging exorbitant prices and partly
by the competition of American oil In
Hamilton, Oct. 34.���Miss Jane Voung,
of (ilanford. has Instituted ii suit against
Dr. .lames Wallace Sinuck, of Billboo,
claiming 85,000 lor breach of promise of
marriage. Smuck married a Toronto
girl a month ago. Miss Young claims
to have been engaged to him for the
pust three years.
Winnipeg, Oct. 24.���A terrible prairie
lire raged north of Homestead on Saturday. During the fire two children, a
daughter and son of James Watson,
were caught by the (lames and fatally
burned. They had been following their
brother, who was ploughing, and were
hemmed in before they could escape. S.
H. Fletcher was also badly burned.
Several farmers In the same district lost
all their crops.
Ottawa, Oct 24.���The famous Purcell
will case was taken up in the Superior
Court to-day. The question at issue is
to decide what will of the late Pat Purcell, M. P.. really was the correct one.
Three wills were executed, or rather two
and a codicil, a big tangle resulting.
The amount involved is estimated at
about 83,000,000. Seven lawyers are engaged on the case.
Toronto, Oct. 24.���By compromise inu-
i tutilly satisfactory to both the warring
elements, the trouble in the Voung Conservative Association was settled last
night. W. E. Macpherson, chairman of
the public school board, was unanimously elected president. John A. Ferguson,
first vice and John Kane, second vice.
The other offices were judiciously but
Impartially bestowed.
Ottawa, Oct. 24.���It is definitely understood that the resignation of Hugh J.
Macilonnld. M. P.. has been forwarded
to the speaker, and it is expected that a
warrant for a new election will be issued
shortly. Strong pressure has been
brought to bear upon him not to resign,
but he says his legal practice demands
his exclusive attention and nothing will
swerve him from his determination tore-
tire from Parliament.
Winnipeg, Oct. 25.���Hugh John Mac-
donald, M. P. for Winnipeg, received a
telegram from Ottawa this afternoon,
announcing that his resignation is in the
hands of the speaker of the House.
"Then we may expect an election immediately?" asked a reporter. "Well,
within reasonable time," replied Mr.
Macdonald. The telegram to Mr. Mac-
donald was from one of the babinet
ministers. The election will take place
within four weeks. It is probable that
Mr. Sprague will be the Conservative
candidate and Hoq. Jos. Martin, the
The Winnipeg 1 ribune says: The loan
of SI,000,000 at"4 per cent., which the
province recently floated, was offered to
the public in the London market by the
Bank of Scotland, and was freely taken
it par. Hon. Col. McMillan sold the
bonds at 97%, net, to the province. The
VA per cent, difference represents the
commission to financial agents, stock
brokers and all expenses of printing and
advertising, as well as underwriting
charges, which in themselves are usually 2 per cont. Even had the bonds not
been subscribed by the public, thoy wero
disposed of by the province, as the underwriters had already taken the responsibility of carrying them It is regarded by the financial men of London
as one of the best loans effected during
the year.
Montreal, Oct. 23.���A. Duhamel, aged
20, died last night from the effects of
poison. The deceased, who was a
plumber, was working yesteiday with
two other men at a drug store. He got
homo shortly after 0 o'clock and had a
hearty meal. Shortly aftorwards ho
was taken III, and confessed to th
physician that he and his companions
had been tasting the various drugs in
bottles. A visit to the store proved that
among other drugs the deceased had
taken tincture of aconito. Everything
possible was dono .to save tho young
man's life, but about 8 o'clock ho sank
and died In great pain. The other men
do not seem to have taken as largo doses,
hut havo been III. Duhamel lived with
his parents.
St.   John,   N.   H.,   Oct.   24.���Edward
Whearv, a deaf mute, charged with the
murder of  his  brother's wife, will   soon
be  tried at Frederlclon   under a novel
method of  procedure.    Four juries will
he   sworn   In.    The  first  ono  Is to find
whether the prisoner Isinuto by pretense
or   by visitation   of   God.   The  second
i jury will inquire whether the prisoner is
I capable of   pleading to the  indictment.
J The fact that he has been   shown   to be
i able to read and write, and that he was
I taught in a deal mute school, and when
tlm  Indictment was  given   to  him, lie
j read it and made signs that  he was not
guilty will doubtless he held  by the soc-
ionil  Jury to   be  sufficient to return  an
! affirmative verdict.    The third jury will
J lind whether lie   Is   sane.    If   tills   jury
finds that the prisoner is sane, a fourth
jury will try the prisoner upon the indictment  as   in   ordinary cases, except
: that the evidence must be Interpreted to
j tlie prisoner.
Work has been returned oa the War
Eagle claim in Trail creek. It is under
bond, and the present aim is to open the
property up before the bond expires.
The Surprise mine, owned by Jennings
and McGuigan, and situated near the
Noble Five group, has over 100 tons of
high grade ore ready for shipment.
The steamer Topeka, on her last trip
down from Alaska, brought a party of
Yukon miners, who had with them dust
to the value of 800,000.
Operations have been suspended for
the winter on.the Van Winkle bar, three
miles from Lytton, whicli is being worked
by the Van Winkle Consolidated Hydraulic Mining Company.
The Perry creek placers will be worked
next season on a more extensive scale
than ever before. A syndicate of English capital is said to have been formed
for the purpose of giving the ground a
thorough test.
A slight excitement caused by the
placer lind on Kettle river has died out.
The Chinaman who made the discovery
is called Ah She, and the creek now
nears the same name, only tlie disappointed prospectors have varied it. somewhat.
Preparations are being made ut the
Silver King mine, on Toad Mountain, to
shin loo tons of ore to Swansea, South
Wales, via Revelstoke and the ('. I'. II.
All the ore taken out this winter will be
carefully assorted und the high grade
shipped to Willi's.
Mutt oiedii  came   down   from   tho
Whitewater basill tin: lirst of this week
und reports a very promising lind on
the Emby claim, adjoining the Ceala
claim. On the Emby, at a depth of
seven feet, is a vlen of gold hearing
quartz, an ussuy of which returned 885
in gold and ill ounces of silver to the
Mr. Mullor roturnod from Camp Fair-
view on Tuesday and was astonished at
the success attending the run on the
Morning Star ore, which, although not
sorted, is going over .?50 to the ton in
free milling gold. About SS00 per day
is being made on the run. In three
shifts the output of gold was nine and !
one-half pounds, and the owners now
hold the Morning Star away up.
Camp Fairview is going ahead very
satisfactorily. Lately the owners of the
Morning Star, Messrs. Mangott and
McEachern, havo been getting the uso
of the Strathyre Co.'s quartz mill for a
run on their ore, and the results are so
far very satisfactory to them. The returns are not yet known, but the ore has
shown itself to be free milling, and very
profitable stuff to run on.
A new gold belt is reported to have
been discovered near Fort Steele, B.C.
If the latest accounts of the lind can be
relied on as authentic, the lode is a very
extensive one, easily traceable for miles
across the country. The ledges, some of
which aro vory wide, run in a northeast and southwest direction. Tlie ore
bodies occur in a slate fissure, and give
every indication of being permanent.
Mr. McDongall, a mineral expert from
the east, paid Vernon a visit last week,
lie has been up in the Oarrlboo country,
where he has mado arrangements for a
big placer deal near Williams Lake in
the interests of cistern capitalists. It
was his intention to have gone to Canip
Fairview, but learning on his arrival
that Mr. Atwood was absent, ho could
not be Induced to risk a trip through the
lower country camps, owing to tho lateness of the season and also to tho fact
that he had now been gone longer than
he intended.
The dredging and amalgamating process is about to be tried on the fino gold
of the Columbia and the Snake rivers.
The matter is receiving the support of
capital, and as a result three boats are
being fitted up. The largest will carry
the dredging machinery. The second
carries the amalgamator, while tho third
serves as a supply boat to carry fuel and
stores. The machinery will bo housed
and boats fitted up so that work can be
done with considerable comfort in all
kinds of weather. The managers of the
new project are anxious to get the machinery in place as soon as possible and
g've the scheme a test beforo the winter
Wheat Movement.
Tho week has been one of uninterrupted depression at all of the leading grain
centres of this continent, and all over
the question is being asked: When will
prices touch bottom? After tho drop of
tho week before last, it was generally
expected that a little reaction would set
in, and that a portion of tho drop would
be recovered. The past week has dissipated all such hopes, for it has developed a steady downward tendency, aim at
present range of prices, a small drop
seems quite a heavy one. Unless It be
the unsettled state of monetary affairs,
thore is no definite reason givon for the
drooping tone of the past week. The
announcement on Chicago Board on
Monday of an Increase in tho visible
supply of 2,747,000 bushels had no effect,
although It was much below what was
generally anticipated. Each successive
day on that market Increased the weakness, and a drop of nearly two cents tor
the week was reached on Friday. Other
American markets proservod a similar
tone, and there was nothing In European
advices to stiffen prices.
In Manitoba the movement of wheat
eastward for the weok showed a falling
off of at least twenty per cent from the
weok previous. This, however, was not
owing to lighter receipts at country
points. On the contrary these receipts
showed a marked Increase over thoso of
the previous week, and one firm with
buying stations at a number of points
reported tho heaviest receipts of any
week in tlie history of the country. The
stato of markets outside gave no encouragement to tlie shipment of stocks
eastward, and as there Is still plenty of
spare storage In tlie country, holders
were Inclined to hold back and look for
improved prices In the near future.
Prices throughout the province commenced early lu the week at 40 to 48 cts.
for No. 1 hard, and about 2 cents less for
J No. 2 hard. This week the maximum
| price for No. 1 hard will probably not
i opon higher than 46 cents, and possibly
j at 45 cents. On the call hoard business
! wont in the same irresolute jog, and very
littlo business was done until Friday,
when three lots of 10 cars each of No. 1
j hard sold at 02'i cents on track at Fort
William, and two lots of live ears each
sold, one at 00% cents and tlie others at
01 conts. Altogether the week was a
dead one In this city, and no person foil
inclined to push business.��� Winnipeg Com*
Mimic Battle at Halifax.
Halifax, Oct. 24.���One of the most exciting and realistic mimic battles that
has ever taken place here occurred on
the Commons this morning and was witnessed by fully io,000 people. The
sailors and marines from the British
squadron now in port landed at 9 o'clock,
and after giving an exhibition of marching, dismembering guns and carriages,
etc., the marines and two batteries of
artillery took up position on Camp hill
and constituted themselves into an opposing force. The sailors then advanced
on the hill, firing volley after volley
with muskets, and being protected by
heavy guns in the rear. Aftor an almost exciting advance, they reached the
foot of the hill, where the marines made
a hard light, but the sailors receiving
the order to charge, went up the Incline
with a blood-curdling yell, and in a short
time victory was theirs. The whole affair was on a grand scale, and a sight
not to be witnessed at any other place In
North America.
ColiMa Street, New Westminster.
The Latest mill Oholoest Piillci'iisln Scutch
und English Tweeds. Etc.. for fall und winter
Oct Prices!
I��ew Westminster.
The product of this Brewery is second
to none in the Province, and ranks
first-class wherever known.
Orders left at the Merchants' Exumnge
or the llolbrook House will be promptly
attended to.
Corner of Columbia & MeKenzie Sts.,
CAPITAL, all paid up, $12,000,000
REST,    ���    ���    -    6,000,000
A Savings  Bank
Has  been opened  in   connection  with
this Branch.
Merest Allowed at Current Rates.
At present three and one-half per cut.
UEALEO TENDERS, endorsed "New
O Parliament Buildings, Victoria,
Contract No. 2," will bo received by the
Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works up to one o'clock p.m. of
Thursday, 30th November, 1893, lor the
several trades required in the erection of
new Parliament Buildings at James Bay,
Victoria, B.C.. viz.:���
1. The excavator, mason and brick
layers' work.
2. Tho carpenter and joiner's work.
3. Tho slaters and plasterer's work.
4. The coppersmith's work.
!>. The smith and Ironfoundor'swork.
ll. The plumber's work.
7. The painter's work.
Tenders will be received for any one
trado or for the whole work.
The plans, details, etc., as prepared by
F. M. Rattenbury, Architect, can be
seen at the office of tho undersigned on
or after Monday, October 10th, 1893, and
completo quantities clearly describing the
whole of the work can be obtained on
payment of $20 for each trado. This
sum will be returned to tho contractors
on recolpt of a bona fide tender.
Each tender must be accompanied by
an acceptod bank cheque equal to two
per cont. on the amount of ouch trade
tendered for, which will bo retained as
part security for the duo performance of
tho work. Tho cheque will bo roturnod
to unsuccessful competitors, but will bo
forfeited by any bidder who may decline
to executo a contract if called upon to
do so.
The lowest or any tondor not necessarily accopted.
W. 8. GORE,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands
and Works.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., September 28th, 1S93. %?>
The gross earning of the Great Northern railroad system, including the Eastern Railway of Minnesota and the Montana Central and the leased lines, were
SI,613.142 in September, a decrease of
$37,292 from September, 1892,and $4,079,-
495 from July 1st to Sept. 30th, an
increase of $08,449 on the same period of
New York, Oct.22,���The Herald's cable,
under date of Keil, says: "Mr. Brooks,
of Geneva, N.Y., 1ms discovered a comet
of the ninth magnitude, with a bright
tail, between Beta Leonis and Epsilon
Virginis. The discovery was verified by
Dr. Schorr, of Hamburg, October 10,
The comet is slow and its motion is northeast."
New York, Oct. 23.���The trial of the
suit of Alex Stewart against ex-Judge
Henry Hilton for a share in the millions
left by the late Alex. T. Stewart began
to-day. Stewart claims as his cousin the
wealthy drygoods merchant. A former
suit was dismissed because he could not
establish the relationship; now he has
new evidence.
E. H. Mcllctiry has been appointed
chief engineer ot the Northern Pacific
and will assume his duties oil Nov. 1st.
Mr. Mcllenry has for years 1 a principal assistant engineer of the Northern
Pacific, with headquarters at Tacoma.
and has had charge of the western lines
of the comminy. lie is not yet 40 years
old, but Is recognized among railroad men
us un engineer of great ability.
Chicago, Oct. S3.���Henrietta Kimball,
18, while despondent through illness,
committed suicide yesterday by throw?
Iiilt herself into tlie hike. Insane with
grief over his daughter's act, Andrew
Kimball, her father, followed her example to-day, choosing tlie spot where
his daughter's lifeless body was found.
Kimball was a prosperous real estate j
dealer.   His wife is prostrated.
Chicago, Oct. 23.���With only one full j
week left of tho official exposition   sea- j
son a close estimate can be given of the
profits made bv the hundred of concessionaires in Jackson Park and the Mid-
Way Plalsance,   Chief Clerk  Rakeiuan,
of the admissions and collection department, figures that the profits of the con- i
cession aires  will   aggregate  $4,000,000
after   deducting   the  percentage to the
exposition.  This represents about 20 per
cent of the gross receipts.
Daring Robbers.
Fort Steele, Oct. 17.���One of the most
determined and daring robberies over attempted in this district was planned and
carried out on the evening of the 10th of
this month at Wolf creek, 18 miles from
Fort Steele. James Rogers, who had
been freighting for Messrs. Gabraith
and others, agreed to take through six
Chinese who were leaving the country,
who had been very successful raining
and who carried with them a largo sum
of money In gold dust, taken out of Wild
Horse Creek. As Is Rogers' custom, he
left Fort Steele and camped at Wolf
creek, near the residence of Messrs.
Hanney & Humphreys. After fixing up
camp for the night, all retired. About
12 o'clock at night Rogers was aroused
In his tent bv a masked man telling him
and those with him to get up and get
out of tho tent to the camp lire. He
with a man named Teddy Cain did so,
whilst two other masked men had found
the Chinamen and were robbing them of
their money. Three or the Chinose, who
were sleeping in the wagons, escaped by
taking to the brush and hiding. One
poor unfortunate Chinaman who refused
tu submit was badly beaten about the
face aud head, and presented a sad ap-
pearauce when he reached Fort Steele,
where he was promptly attended to by
Dr. McLean. The robbers, after completing their work, rode off in tlie direction of Tobacco Plains. They got In all
about $2,600 In gold dust and bills.
They were well mounted on horses and
had a rifle and six-shooters with them.
As sunn us the robbers  had  left, Cain j
started for the   house of  Mr. Hanney,
wlio promptly came  and   rendered what J
j assistance ho could to the  unfortunate
Chinaman.    It was   nearly 3  o'clock   III
the afternoon when  the   news   reached
; Fort Steele.    Mr. Cuiuinines, S. M., despatched special   constables  all  over the
country to hunt up the robbers, but up
\ to the time of  writing no trace of them
! had been found.   Six constable are near
! Tobacco Plain hunting   them with   the
hope of success.
The men are described as two being
tall, with white masks and long black
coats, and the third man was much
smaller. The robbery was well planned
and carofullg carried out. Several
around Fort Steele aro suspected as
being confederates of those who did the
actual robbing. Since the opening of
the new route via Jerrings, Fort Steele
has been the rendezvous of opium smugglers from the American side, and the
United States would do well to scud a
Washington City, Oct. 22.��� Iho Indian I trustworthy special officer to Tobacco
agent at Puyallup. Wn., has submitted^ : p|aina to intercept and prevent this illi-
JVew C, P. R. Stock.
London, Oct. 23 -There Is no doubt
felt here that the issuo of the new Canadian Paci lie preferred stock in the London
market will be a success. This issue will
amount to ��1,320,000 of 4 per cent, preferred stock at 90. The whole issue of
this stock has already been underwritten,
and to-day it is quoted at a premium,
though the ordinary stock Is down. The
reception accorded this stock goes a considerable way towards justifying the
boast made that the Canadian Pacific
railway has 25,000 friends in closo touch
In London. W. C. Van Home, the presi-
dentof the road, said in explanation that
last year the Canadian Pacific railway
had an undivided surplusof nearly seven
million dollars, and for tlie current year,
after paying 5 per cent, on the oidinary
stock of tlie road, seven and three quarter millions will remain as a surplus.
Tlie present issue, Mr. Van Home said,
will recoup to the company's treasury
the amount advanced from the surplus
for new lines and tho improvement of
the road equipment.
For Sale.
For Sale, u Thoroughbred Berkshire Boar,
2 years old. The uninml may be Inspected in
the Agricultural grounds. Westminster, during the Exhibition.
Brownsville or Clover Valley.
Hop Lee's Laundry.
The above is the popular Laundry of the
City. Hates are moderate, and the work
is done in ii satisfactory manner.
rv, lii'e is hereby given that on or before
thoBlst ilny uf December, 1893, the Municipal
Ooanoll of tlie District of i'oi|iiitlinn intends
making application to his Honor tlie Lieutenant Governor In Council of British Ool-
umblu for un extension of its Municipal
Snlil extension tolnoludp nil those landsly-
ing nnd Bituated between tlie Municipal
boundary of Ooquitlam and the Pitt River,
onthoeast : also all those hinds lying niul
............1   I    .1...    M .. ..I..I .... 1   I ........ 1...../  .it'
The WesternFisiieries& Traftinc Co.
(Successors to W. H. Vianen.)
 Mill    Miliar    l ,l 11> l r>    i,,iii^    ui...
iltuatod between the Municipal boundary of
Ooquitlam, Hie cliv limits of Now Wostintnr-
terand the Fraser Ki\	
October ISrd, i-
tin Hie smith
11. II. InviM',. 0. M. O,
report to the Interior department, lie
savs intoxication Is the predominant evil
among the Indians. The evil will grow,
he thinks, because of the decision of the
courts that an Indian holding a patent
to land is a citizen. He recommends on
account of this that a law be passed
holding that when a patent be given
it shall not confer citizenship on Indians.
Battle Creek, Mich., Oct. 23.���Four
more bodies of the victims of Friday's
wreck on the Chicago and Grand Trunk
were identified this morning. They are
,1. R. Brown, of Strathroy. Ont.; Mr. and
Mrs. Oliver Dorian, of Tilsonburg, Ont.:
Mrs. Eveline A. Aldrich, of Edwards-
burg. Mich. This makes eighteen in all
that have been positively Identified.
Dorian was a farmer and his four children are left orphans. The Colgrove
brothers, of London, Out., have partially
identified the body of their father and
other relatives.
San Francisco, Oct. 23.���It has been
decided by the promoters and the Park
Commissioners to erect the monument to
Sir Francis Drake on the summit of a
rocky hill north of Strawberry hill in
Golden Gate Park. The memorial will
be In the form of a granite cross forty
feet high, and will make an imposing
appearance. It was at one time thought
of placing it on Point Reyes, where tradition says Sir Francis held the first religious services known to the region, but
cit traffic.
Brussels, Oct. 23.���News  has  reached j
here from the Congo State that the Belgian forces have captured Kirundu, an
Arab stronghold near Stanley Falls.
Dublin, Oct. 23.���Most Rev. Robt.
Knox, D.D., L.L.D., Protestant archbishop of Armagh and Primate of all Ireland and Metropolitan, died from heart
disease at noon to-day.
Brussels, Oct. 24.���A special pespatch
to the Independence Beige from Vienna
says: Count Gourko, one of the most
distinguished generals in the Russo-Tur-
kish war. died to-day at Limber, the capital of Galloia.
Vienna, Oct. 23.���At a mass meeting
of workmen held horo last night, a
Socialist named Hauschka evoked great
��� cheering by declaring that if the Electoral Reserve bill bo rejected bv the
Reichstrath, there will be inaugurated
1 a strike of workingmen throughout the
Berlin,Oct. 24.���Dr. Schwanlnger made
; a short visit at Freidrichsruhe to-day.
' Ho found Prince Bismarck improved and
j advised him to remain in Freidrichsruhe,
: as the surroundings thero were better
.; fitted to his ago and condition than  the
COOKING,      ���        Q
S HEATING        o    i>
���CALL  AT-
SHIPPING, HOTELS aud FAMILIES supplied ill Inwt'sl  pi'lCQB,
All kindB of PUBS and SKINS purchased!
highest prices glvOU,
Warehouse and Store���Front Street.
Telephone No. 6,
Freezer, lee House, tto.���Lulu Island.
I\ o, Box 440.
Rare Chance to Purchasers.
We are giving  up  business in New
Westminster and   going  into our
new store in Vancouver,
and in order to avoide the great expense of moving, will sell
out our present stock at great reduced prices to make room
for new goods, for the next sixty days
General    Hardware,    Nails,    Stoves,
Spades,    Axes,    Axes    Handled,
Axe    Handles,   Picks,   Mattocks,     Wedges,    Cook
Stoves.   Seating   Stoves,    Agate   Ware,
Tin Ware, House
White Lead,   Etc., Etc.
Cunningham  Hardware Co.
Dcpont Block,  Columbia St. ���
& HOY'S,
llmate and surroundings of Varszin, the
;robs"c��;i7oVTheVaTe"?omPeMed! other royal palaee offered   by   the Em-
the promoters to seek a more consplou- P.Bror"
ous position. London, Oct. 23.���A special  from Cal-
,   . _,    ��� iculta to the Times says: Money  is daily
New York, Oct. 23.��� The Presbyterian i becomlng scarcer. The four per cent,
board of home missions has decided to discount rate of the Bank of Bengal is
send another missionary to Cape Prince n0 cr|t(.r|0Il 0f the situation, as the bank
of Wales, Alaska, to take the place of i art|ficiaiiy maintains its notes ; the
H. R. Thornton, who was recently mur-; ba,_aar rate ot discount is really eight
dered by tho Indians of that place. Aii- i cellt The rilMII advocates a goid
thentlc advices have shown conclusive y ,oan o{flv0 m|llion pounds, and savs that
that Thornton's tragic death was largely \ the neccssity forthis is absolute in order
brought about by his imperious manner , t0 avojd a panic
towards the natives. His murderers were T . ��� , ' . ,,,. , ., ,
three Indian lads whom he had expelled ' _ *f"io��> <**��� f.3���A *"S ���Wo'��>��
from the school. Two of them had been > Byduey, Australia, says hat Mr Sand-
hanged beforo the leaving of the last ad- i ��rd, $*��*** who recently ef Canada,
vices, and the third has probably paid Ils, visiting the Austral Ian colonies with a
the penalty before this. The Indians I view t0 submitting four alternate routes
have sent assurances that if another
preacher Is sent he will be well taken
care of and kindly treated.
Lovojoy, Ga., Oct.  23.���Arthur  Bon-
<��V SSS.i'r.
Having received instructions from ,1.
E. Mi'iiciiisox. I will sell at his Ranch,
Langley Prairie, without reserve, on
At 12 o'clock sharp, the following stock,
10 Milch Cows, ranging from 4 to s
years old.
5 Two-year-olds, three being Heifers
and two Steers.
10 Yearlings, six being Heifers and
four Steers.
5 Calves, four being Heifers and one
1 Grade Short Horn Bull, two years
Also a number of Farm Implements.
(Successors to BOUCHERAT & Co.)
for the proposed Pacific cable from Australia to Canada. He proposes that the
cable should be owned by the Governments interested. He estimates the cost
of working the line at ��000,000annually
nett, a tenant on the plantation of Capt. j He (.Qnsiders that rates might be lowered
Jos. Burks, of   Ellenwood  district, was t0 two shillings a word.
lynched yesterday by a masked mob as- j 	
serabled at Willard's   church in a grove I Went over to Rome.
between .loncsboro and Morrows station. I jjt jjev A yj Hillitoe Anglican
Two weeks ago the family of Capt. j bisho of' Ncw Westminster, has' a
Burks was poisoned and it was by rare , . jokfi to te��� on hlrasolf. lt ap.
chance thatanyof the seven Jives were  pears that when he came over hereon
the tram on Sunday for the purpose of
preaching in Christ  church   he antlcl-
saved. The crime was charged to Ben
nett, because of a quarrel he had with
Capt. Burks. After a two days trial,
lasting until late last night, Bennett
confessed that he had sprinkled arsenic
in the grist at the mill. Ho was turned
over to Constable Gilbert for Imprisonment In Jonesboro Jail. A crowd of men
Intercepted the team at the old church
and took tho prisoner.   Thoy led Ben
pated that thero would be a carriage
at tbe terminus to meet him. In this
he was correct, but there was also
another one there and to tho driver of
this His Lordship went up with the
remark, "This carriago, I suppose, is
for rae." And the driver nodding ac-
iiulesence, he added, "Vou know whero
nett   Into the church, gave him a fowl to dr|ve me to ?"   The man touched
momonts for prayer and then hanged
hi in to a limb. The body was found
there yesterday morning by church worshippers.
St. Louis,  Mo.,  Oct.  23.���George   \V.
Allen,  the millionaire
Southern     Hotel,    has
hat and replied in  the affirmative and
the bishop got In.    After a comfortable
whirl over the bituminous rock  pavo-
inent and a turn up a hill the carriago
ii,��� George   W.I stopped   and  turned   Iii   the   sidewalk.
owner   of   the: The guild bishop  got down  and  looked
had    circulars  about him, and to his astonishment found
Educational Office,
18th October ISM.
WHEREAS the Council of Public instruction is empowered, under the
"Publis School Act," to create School
Dlstrlctd in addition to those already
existing, and to deiine the boundaries
thereof, and from time to time to alter
the boundaries of existing Districts; it
Is hereby notified that the Council has
been pleased to alter and re-deflne the
boundaries of "North Arm School District" as follows:���
Commencing at the south-west corner
of Lot 311, Group 1, Now Westminster
District ; thence north to the north-west
corner of said lot -, thenco east to the
point at which the western boundary line
of Lot 322 intersects the northern boundary lino of Lot 311 jthence north to tho
north-west comer of Lot 322 ; thenco east
to tho south-west comer of Lot 050;
thence north to the north-west corner of
Lot 043 ; thence due east to the eastern
boundary of South Vancouver Municipality ; thenco south along said boundary line to the North Arm of Fraser
River ; thence up said Arm including
all lots on the right bank to the eastern
boundary of Lot 107, Group 1 ; thenco
crossing the Arm to the north-east
corner of Section 30, Block 5 North,
Range IV. West ; thence south to the
First Correction Lino ; thoncc wfcst along
said line to the south-west comer of
Section 30, Block 5 North, Rango VI,
West ; thenco north to tho north-west
corner of Section 24, Block 5, North,
Rango VI, West; thenco crossing the
Arm to the point of commencement.
S. 1). POPE,
Secretary, Council of Public Instruction.
printed and mailed to several retail merchants in this country and Europe,
notifying them not to sell goods to his
wife on credit. The circulars read as
follows: "07 North Grand Avenue. St.
Louis, Mo., Oct. 23. 1898.���To whom lt
may concern: 1 heroby give yuu notice
that I will pay no bills contracted at
your   establishment   bv   my  wife, Mrs.
that he had been set down In front of tin
Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of
the Rosary. Explanations and apologies
followed, and Ills Lordship reached
Christ Church in timo for the service.
He thought the story too good to keep,
and entered heartily into the laughter
that followed the recital of his experience.
The surprise of the people who happened
Lydia .1. M. Allen, or any other member ; ti be entering the Catholic church at th
of my family, and you will therefore j time the Anglican dignitary drove up
give no credit to my wife or any other , can only be Imagined, though, no doubt,
person or persons on my account with- recollections of Newman and Manning
out my written order. Respectfully, Hashed through their minds.��� Vane5H��er
Geo. W. Allen." There are now eighteen ' World.
17th October, 1803.
HIS HONOUR tho Lieutenant Governor In Council, under tho provisions of the "Land Registry Act" and
amending Acts, has been pleasod to
establish a District Ofllco for the recording of Instruments and Registration of
Titles affecting real estate within the
District hereinafter mentioned, whicli
shall be known as the "Yalo District."
The limits of tho said District shall be
and Include the Cariboo, Lillooet and
Yale Electoral Districts, as defined by
the "Constitution Amendment Aot, 1800,"
The said District Office shall bo open
for the transaction of business from and
after the 1st day of November next.
By Command,
Provincial Secretary.
All amounts over ��20.00 nine months
credit by furnishing approved joint
notes bearing six perc ont. interest.
Under that amount cash. Five per cent.
off for cash.
Importer and Manufacturer of
Harness, Saddles, Etc.
Special Attention liven to tie Mainland Trade.
P. O. Box 403.
Telephone 74.
Hungarian   Flour,   $1.25   per  sack;     Oregon   Flour  $1,25
per sack;   Wheat, 100 lbs. $1.50;   Black  Tea, 6 lbs.  for
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suits tiled in the circuit court against
Mr. Allen mainly for llvory outlits,
jewelry and female wearing apparel,
and Involve amounts ranging from 8100
to S1,000. These suits were llled at
various times, and some that Were llled
before them are not now In the courts
and were evidently paid or compromised.
Hamilton, Oct. 20.���Ex-Aid. VanAllan
has consented to run for mayor in the
Interest of the Conservative party. Aid.
Carsallen will run In the interest of the
Reformers and Aid. Stewart on the Protestant Protective Association ticket.
The contest promises to be lively.
17th October, ISU.l
HIS HONOUR the Lieutenant-Governor has been pleased to appoint
Fuancih 11. Tuck, Esquire, Barrlstor-at-
law, to be District Registrar of the Yale
Manufacturer of
Mineral Water,
Etc., Etc.
Factory in rear of CHy JJrewery.
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We have studied the wants of thu
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Prices to suit the times, and that means
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beforo our advent. We have taken the
lead In that respect, and we are going to
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During the reign of Louis XV., iu the
Convent of the Madeline de Traisnel, In
the Faubourg of St. Antoine, Paris, there
was a pennsionatre named Rene de Cresse,
the heiress of great Norman estates, and
the handsomest girl in France.
One day a carrier pigeon flew across
the high wall, and over the court and the
green garden, and alighted on an iron
bar, whicli guarded the window of the
convent chapel.
Within, two golden lamps established
and endowed in hard coin two hundred
years before, burned day and night over
the graves of those buried under the
white marble altar in theodorof sanctity.
The place had but one occupant���a girl
Sitting on a square, flat tomb, with a
breviary slipping down her knee, and
tha light of those sacred lamps falling on
her blonde face and yellow hair.
The bird beat his white wing against
tlie rainbow-tinted glass, striving vninlv
to enter. At the sound Rene started up
and ran to the window. A diamond-
8baped pane, with the figure of the
Virgin painted thereon, swung Inward
from its leaden setting by means of a
little spring, the secret of which she had
learned from the old lay sister Catherine
who trimmed the golden lamps. Pressing her lingers to it now, back it flew,
and in through the aperture fluttered tho
dove, and alighted on her shoulder.
"Ah, is it you, petite t" said Rene, and
caressed It with hand and lip. "Fie 1
lie! -it is a whole week since you were last
here. I began to fear that some one had
frightened you���the fat portress, perhaps, who Is always hurrying about with
her horrible jingling keys."
She stood, with that wind from the
outer world blowing upon her, an enchanting young shape, in the square
blue corsage worn bv all the pemionnalres,
her sultry-gold hair clinging to her warm
neck, lace sleeves shading her marble
arms. Nestled in the hollow of her throat,
the pigoen cooed softly.
"Come, come!" cried Rene, "does madam, my step-mother, visit me to day?
She ought. Indeed. It Is my birthdav. I
am sixteen. Joy! I have but another
year to stay here. The Superior has
given me a sil/er cross, with a Holy
Spirit upon it, and Sister Catherine a
fresh sweet cake from the refectory."
She carried this last gift In her pocket.
Crumbling off a little, she gave it to the
In doing this a gleam of color under the
feathers caught her eyes. She raised
his wing, and beneath It saw a folded
paper secured by a ribbon. She snatched
it���tore It open. Her color came and
went, her white bosom heaved wildly.
It was closely written, in a hand which
she knew only too well.
"Oh, mon Dieu!" murmured Rene, "he
remembers ine, then!"
But before she had devoured so much
as a word of the letter, the sound of approaching feet was heard on that side of
the chapel. Sister Catharine, in her
grey serge robe, girded with a cord,came
slowly along the aisle, winking her blear
eyes like an owl In the sunshine. Full
of conlusion, Rene thrust the paper Into
her corsage.
"See!" she laughed, smoothing the
plumage of the pigeon, "is this not a
bold visitor? He asks no leave of the
portress; he cares nothing for your rules.
Not even the archbishop himself can
banish him from the convent while I- remain here."
The old Sister looked at the girl in her
rich blonde beauty, with the bird nest-
liiiu in her breast, and sighed.
"My child," she said, "how can you
spend so many hours among these tombs?
Have you no fear?"
"Fear!" echoed Rene; "fear of saluted
spirits, Sister Catharine? What! would
you have me believe the story told me by
Mademoiselle Toul about that tomb under the altar?"
"And what was that?"
"That the recumbent ligure on the top
arose one day and threw its breviary at
her head, while she was looking at it,"
said Rene.
"Served her right," answered Sister
Catherine, crossing herself; "but. ah.
my child, do not listen to such lies! Come,
now! I am sent to tell you that the
comtesse, your step-mother, waits fur
you in the locutory. You have pci mission to speak  witli her there."
"The cointesse!" faltered Rem.'. "Is
she alone?"
'���Yes, mv child."
She plucked the dove from her warm,
white bosom, smoothed his ruffled feathers with her hand, then opened the pimp
and thrust him through.
"Good-by, good-by,;��Mc,'' she murmured. "Fly black to St. Germain,and i-arry
my heart with you."
lie fanned a white, shining speck
across the court. Rene turned and followed Sister Catherine out of the chapel.
In the dark, dreary locutorv���thai, is,
the convent parlor���waited the Cointesse
de Cresse, a step-mother and guardian of
the loveliest girl In France. She was a
woman of forty years, perhaps, high-
featured, well-preserved. She wore a
towering head-dress, and paniers measuring four ells when spread out. The
rouge on her cheeks gave brilliancy to
her large slow eyes. As Rene entered,
she arosr to meet her.
"My dear daughter!" she cried, und
touched her lips to tbe girl's forehead.
"My dear mother!'' murmured Rone,
and returned a random kiss which
chanced to alight un the cii'iitnssc's bold,
prominent chin,
Observe, there was not. a drnp of kindred blood between Ihe two.    lu Madame
lie   Cresse,    Roi iiiliriind    only    her
father's widow, und the guardian of lier-
������elf anil her rich possessions; lu her
stop-daughter, the comteBSO caressed
only a handsome ward, and the child of
a dead husband, with whom she lived on
notoriously bad terms.
"Sit beside me. mon enfant," said lna-
daiiie, her manner growing restless. "It
Is now three months since I hist saw you.
And this Is your birthday. You are sixteen. Ah! that Is an enchanting age.
But, lion Dieu! how spiritless you are.
You look like a Dresden shepherdess���
finely colored, but without lite."
The waxen face of the girl grew rosy.
"Consider, bonnne mere,'" nho. answered,
"how dull it Is here. The good nuns are
like mutes, and the pensionnalres are all
The cointesse shook out a fold In her
still brocade.
"Let mo look at you again," sho continued with vivacity. "You are not only
dull, but you wear tho langour of some
love-sick Phlllls. Fie! I havo news,
however, that will arouse you."
"News?" echoed Rene, faintly.
"A year has passed since your father's
death," said the cointesse. "Alas! yon
know the infelicities which marred our
union. I have now determined upon a
second marriage."
Rene gave a little start, then waited
for madame to go on.
"A few weeks previous to his decease,
mv child, I was traveling to join him at
liarege, whither he had gone for the
benefit of the waters. In a wood near
Montirilliers, my carriago was set upon
by robbers. But for the courage of an
officer of the king's guard, who chanced
to be journeying the same way, and who
Hew to my rescue at the lirst alarm, I
should have died of fright. Though attended only by a valet, he attacked tlie
monsters, and put them to (light. Fancy
my gratitude; fancy the esteem with
which this irallant act inspired me! I
may sav to you candidly, my dear child,
that the Marquis de St. Mars is tho
handsomest, the bravest, the noblest of
A burning crimson overspread Reno's
blonde face. She hung her head, her
bosom heaved wildly to her quickened
"You forget, my mother," she faltered,
"that I was with you; that I shared your
danger in tlie forest; that 1 also owe him
a debt of gratitude."
The comtesse shot a lightning glance
at her stop-dauglrW.
"Eh?" she cried, iu well-feigned confusion. "1 now remember, You saw
him, also, at liarege Then 1 need say
nothing more In his favor, lu a month
from this day, mo�� enfant, the marquis
will become my husband."
Rene, sprang to her feet. A deadly
pallor overspread her face. She passed
her hand to her bosom���yes, tore at her
corsage so violently that the letter hidden
there fell to the floor. This she did not
see. but the comtesse, more observing,
set her high-heeled shoe upon it silently.
"Your husband!" gasped Rene, as If
unable to say more.
"And why not?" smiled the comtesse.
"1 have wealth; he, nothing but his
handsome faco and good name. Should
you die single, your fortune, also, will
revert to me. It is my will that you remain at the convent till your nineteenth
year; then tho marquis aud I will receive
An Intolerable pang went stabbing
through the girl's heart. Her very lips
grew ashy.
"What!" she broke forth. "Would
you have me share my home with Aim I
Never! Oh, mon Dieu I never! I have a
pain, madam. I am 111 1 Let me retire!"
The comtesse seized her arm.
"Mademoiselle, this is most extraordinary, tou fill ine with strange suspicions.
Is Is possible that you have so far forgotten yourself as to "
lu a white, palpitating heat she sank
upon her knees.
"Spare me, my mother!   I will remain
here with the good Sisters.     1  will  be-
I come a nun!    1  will  nevor,  never look
upon his face again!"
������Unfortunategirl! That Is, indeed,
I the only course left you! A disgraceful
| secret can nowhere be concealed so well
I as in the cloister.     Should  this   chance
'��� to reach the ear of the marquis "
"Say no more!' cried Rene. "1 will
i never leave tho Madeleue de Traisnel. I
j will enter upon my novitiate at once!"
And she fell senseless to the llior of the
j locutory.
Standing over her prostrate body, she
opened the letter which had fallen from
j tho girl's bosom. Breathlessly she dc-
i voured its contents. For a moment it
J seemed as If she was about to trample on
! the unciiiicious figure at her feet, but.
restraining herself, she rushed to the
' ���'Mademoiselle de Cresse has fainted!"
she cried. "Call the Superior. I wish
to speak with hor."
A tray nun waiting behind the grates
vanished.     Directly   thu   Superior   ap-
: peared.    She found tho comtesse  kneeling beside the insensible girl, with a luce
handkerchief pressed to her eyes.
"Alas! my dear friond," sho cried, "my
j little Rene desires to become a religieuse.
! An unfortunate attachment which began
! before her entrance here, and which can
never be recriprocatcd,  has  blasted her
life,    ll is, indeed, besl   that   her  wish
should be gratified,  Madame, [commend
her to your care."
They carried tho unhappy young eieii-
j lure to her pennsionnaii-e dormitory, soo::,
I also, alas! to bo exchanged for a novice's
cell. Madame, the comte.-si'. was then
conducted tu the Superior's private
parlor, where a brief consultation was
"My friond." she said to the old nun.
I "I rely up you! Hasten this matter with
whatever speed vou can. It is stipulated
that no maiden shall be received here
��� unless she brings with he:' six thousand
llvres. My daughter shall have twenty
She then retreated to a borllno which
stood awaiting lier at the couve.it gate,
and drove rapidly away to hor own hotel
in the faubourg St. Geriuuin.
Lou(s XV., iildliud dissolute, occupied
the throne of I'l'iince. His armies were
lighting foreign foes upon the Rhine.
As the comtesse ascended the black
marble steps, and entered her salon,
splendid with gilt furniture and velvet
hangings, she found awaiting her there
a young man lu tho gold-emhroldered
uniform of an officer of the king's lorcos.
In pei son he was tali and remarkably
elegant. Contrary to the fashion of the
times he wore his own hair, simply powdered and tied with a ribbon. Ruffles of
line lace overhung his jeweled hands.
Willi a pale, anxious face,  he  advanced
to meet the comtesse.
"Speak, nniilaiii! Vou have seen her?"
he cried.
She suffered him to lead her to a seat.
Languidly she filing buck from her
shoulders a mantilla of point lace lined
with violet.
"Yes. my dear marquis," she answered,
sadly, "I have seen her, and I bring you
II! tidings. She has taken a strange and
unaccountable Idea Into her head."
lie staggered back a stop.
"Mon Dieu.1''
"lie calm.   I  communicated  to  hor
I your offer of marriage.    She  would not
listen to me.     She   wishes  for  nothing
but to become a nun.     To-morrow she
enters upon her novitiate at  the   Made-
' leine de Traisnel.
A sharp cry escaped the marquis. Ho
grew deadly pale, and sank Into a chair.
"Merciful heaven! do I   hear aright?"
I he cried; "Rene, so young, so beautiful?
She does not love me,  then?    Even my
lotter did not touch her.     Madamo, this
Is tbo saddest day of my llfel"
��� He covered his face with   his hands.
Ho seemed quite unmanned.    The com-
I tesse arose from her chair.    For a mo-
I ment she stood like some bashful girl,
I her eyts downcast, her bosom  heaving;
then she swept toward him, and laid a
band on his broad shoulder. "Monsieur,"
she murmured, "she is cold. She thinks
of nothing but prayer and penance.
Do not waste regrets on one who cannot
understand them. She choses heaven
for her bridegroom instead of man. Be
He lifted his pale, fierce face, the teeth
locked, and dark eyes on tiro.
"Ah. madam, I love your daughter
with a love that will not accept consolation. To mo her choice seems monstrous.
Did you, indeed, plead for me as promised? Did you tell her all?���how I
have loved her from the moment wo first
met in that forest near Montivilliers?���
how I must love her till the last hour of
my life? Wero she ten times a nun���ten
times the br'de of heaven, my passion
would remain unchanged! To-morrow I
start for the Rhine, God grant that I
may never return!"
The cheek of the comtesse blanched
under all its rouge. It seemed as if she
could no longer contain herself.
"Will you sacrifice, yourself," she burst
out, "because one woman  turns a deaf
ear to your  passion?    Though sho has
| renounced tlie world and  its pleasures,
I there are others who love you, monsieur
���others who grieve to see you in sorrow.
who  would   give years of life to hear
from your lips a slnglo one of those pro-
j testations to  whicli   mademoiselle   has
j listened unmoved."
Her head 'fell forward against the
cushions of the deep chair lu whicli he
sat. A dry soli rose to her lips. In astonishment, not unmixed with dismay,
ho regarded her. She was a handsome
woman, no longer in her first youth, hut
with a face and figure full of rich contours. As he looked at her, however.tho
distracted countenance of the marquis
expressed nothing but aversion.
"Madame, you are most kind," ho began, affecting to misunderstand her, and
rising quickly. "Why should we talk of
this matter further? Tho wound which
I have received to-day must ever remain
Incurable. But Franco Is loft to me, and
honor. Adieu, madame. Carry my farewells to vour daughter.''
The comtesse looked at the tall, gallant
figure���at the pale, handsome face, and
began to tremble with mingled rage and
"Pray, monsieur, do not leave me like
this," she stammered. "Surely vou
must���you will forget this disappointment."
"Madame," he replied, coldly, "you
flatter me. I have yet to understand
how a passion as deep, as absolute as
mine, can ever change. As I love your
daughter now, I shall love her forever."
With lowered eyelids, she answered
"Mon Dieu! what devotion! But let us
suppose a case, monsieur. If some other
woman of rank, of fortune, of beauty,
should so far forget herself as to love
you, unsought, unasked, and In desperation should entreat you to save her
from her anguish, what would Monsieur
"That she would do well, madame, to
reserve her fortune for one more needy
than I, and her beauty for the man who
asks It."
The, bloodless lips of the comtesse was
drawn tight across her white teeth.
"Ah, monsieur is cruel!" she said,with
a spasmodic smile. "Your devotion Is
not to be shaken, I see. Adlou ! I wish
you a pleasant journey. May you soon
be cured of your unhappy infatuation."
"Adieu, madame."
The door of the salon closed on the
marquis. As it did so, the comtesse flew
to the one window, and loosed tho heavy
enrtnin. It swept downward to the
floor. The sumptuous room grew dark
as night. With a scream sho sank into
a chair.
"Let mo never more soo the light of
day!" she cried, clenching her jeweled
hands. "1 am scorned, rejected, after
the clever plans which I have laid to keep
those two asunder! I have humbled���yes,
unsexed myself, in vain. But, as heaven
hears me, she shall never have him���
never! If I cannot he happy, no more
shall she. lie shall never look on her
white doll's face ivaln. In the cloister
she shall live. In the cloister sho shall
She rocked herself violently back and
fori li there in the fiiirkened salon. Hor
heart seemed torn asunder with rage and
mortification, and bullied passion.
"Her youth and beauty toa linn's colli"
she muttered; "her fortune to me���ay.
every centime, over and above the dower
required in her nuirrliigo with heaven.
If love Is sweet, so, also, Is revenge!
Mon I lieu! I cannot bo quite wretched so
long as thus.' two are kept >i parti"
A fluttering sound outside the window
startled her suddenly from her wicked
thoughts. It was the carrier pigeon
returned from his flight to the convent
garden���tlie white-winged messenger
which the marquis had pressed Into his
service but an hour hefore. The comtesse Hung up the window. In (lew the
bird, and alighted, like a living, breathing blosnm, on her wrist. With one
quick movement, she seized him In a
merciless grasp, twisted his shining
neck, and Hung him. limp and lifeless,
down into tho court. She then swept
the heavy curtain back, and let the
banished light pour again Into the
ii       #       *       #       if       #       *
Through the dark corridors of the
Madeleine de Traisnel, a girl In the white
dress of a novice wandered, pale, sad.and
silent. It was Reno. The first stop toward the great sacrifice which she contemplated, was already taken. Virtually,
she hud forever renounced the world.
She no longer dreamed her pretty love-
dremiis among the tombs of the chapel,
and the carrier-dove, (hat dainty plaything, trained to visit her prison, fluttered no more at the iron-barred window.
Often with pain and wonder, she remembered the letter so mysteriously lost In
her Interview witli the comtesse.
"False! false!" moaned Reno, in her
pain and despair. "How daro he write
me at all when betrothed to my mother?
Oh, merciful heaven, help me to tear his
face from my hcartl"
As for the comtesse she no longer camo
to the convent. Onco only, after tho beginning of lier novitiate, was Reno called
to the grating to take part In the following colloquy:
"Ah. my daughter," and tho wicked
eyes of the cointesse looked through upon
her, "aro you still determined to become
a nun?"
"Yes, my mother."
"Sayezferme. In this way you escape
much sorrow and vexation."
The novice heaved a deep sigh.
"My dear child, I come to whisper In
your oar a secrot. I have privately
wedded the marquis.   Ho leaves me to
morrow to join tlie army of the Rhine."
The pale face behind tlie grating grew
paler still.
"Madame," faintly murmured Rene,
"I wisli you joy."
"Joy is mine already, for he lotos me.
I shall not see you again till your novitiate is over���till the time comes for you
to pronounce your final vows."
"Adieu, then, mv mother."
"Adieu, mon enfant.    Keep your faith."
Madame, the cointesse departed from
the convent with a smile on her lips.
Weeks passed���months.
In tbe winter the black frost nipped
the green things in the garden of the
Madeleine���the melon patches, the little
beds of flowers and vegetables tended by
the pious nuns. In summer birds built
and sang in the lime-trees and the thick
ivy which trailed its emerald drapery
over the high walls. Prone on the floor
of her cell, Rene lay through the long
dreary nights, with her face In the dust,
praying to tho saints for aid; or, clasping a crucifix to her bosom, sho knelt,
maybe, to watch some star that glanced
from purple. Infinite heaven through the
iron bars.
"Somewhere," she would murmur, with
white lips, "it shines upon him. Mother
of Mercy, save me from this enormous
jsin! I am not fit to be a nun. I love the
husband of another; I am sinking to
perdition.    Save me���save me!"
Sho   fasted   and   prayed   constantly.
She overwhelmed herself with penances;
she slept upon straw or upon the Icy-cold
| floor of her cell; she wore hair-cloth on
her tender young body.     Her   face, the
enchanting beauty of which neither grief
nor austerities could change, grow paler
I than tho day-lilies iu the convent garden.
\ She moved ever witli her eyes cast down,
as If fearful that some one might road
her secrot in thoir violet depths.     Pcr-
j haps tho heavy walls of the Madeleine
had never sheltered  a heart so utterly
desolate and forlorn as that of this little
j Rone.
One day sister Catherine, the old nun
I who trimmed the golden lamps in the
chapel, died. By her own request, she
was burled under the cloister pavement
beneath a great arch which led from
thence to tbe church. Lead and boards
and Iron rings Inclosed in the damp
ground under a few feet of stone, all
that remained of the poor sister-servant
in whose veins, it was said, the blood of
the Valois ran. Tho flat stone which
marked her grave became Rene's chosen
placo of devotion. Often she was found
stretched upon It in a dead faint.
One night when the vesper >ervice had
died away in the church, when the angelic voices which filled the choir had
ceased, Rene, passing with the silent
nuns and the other novices back to the
cloister, paused under the dark arch to
kneel, as usual, on the tomb of Sister
The sky was filled with clouds, but
through them now and then the moon
looked forth, and shone brightly down
into the thickets of the garden. A
mournful wind sighed in the ivy, and the
shadow of tbe arch fell darkly on the
grave, and on the girl In her white dress
prostrate upon it, sobbing out her soul,
as It seemed, iu praver.
The footsteps of the nuns died away in
the distance; they passed on and left her
alone. Silence fell���a profound and
mournful silence, broken only by the
whisper of the Ivy and sweep of the
wind through the long garden. Outside
the wall ono might, indeed, hear the
noise oi the faubourg, but it seemed
i rather to increase than break the holy
; quiet of this consecrated spot.
Suddenly a human figure stepped from
! a gloomy angle of the building, and ap-
| proached Sister Catharine's graue.
"Rene!" murmured a deep, low. thrilling voice.
She lifted her face from the stone.
\ She thought for a moment that the ghost
j of the old nun stood before her. But
- no! this shape was tall and broad; lt
j wore a cloak of dark cloth over a gold-
braided scarlet uniform. From its stern,
I handsome visage, the powdered black
j hair was gathered back on either side.
Under the knitted brows, a pair of midnight eyes shone liko bale fires. In short,
thero, in the forbidden garden of the
Madeleine de Traisnel, all unused to
such profanation, stood a man���the Marquis de St. Mars, colonel in tho king's
Reno rose to her feet; she seemed unable to speak or cry out; sho only stood
regaruing blm in dumb white horror.
"Ah, mon ami! will you not speak to
me?" be murmured.
Her bosom heaved wildly. The white
hood fell back from her face, showing its
angelic pallor, enhanced still more by
i the masses pf dead-gold hail which
streamed about it. She stretched outlier
hands if to ward him away.
"How did you outer here?" she gasped.
He made a quick gesture. His face,
as she saw it iu the moonlight, was full
of poignant distress. This it was, perhaps, which rooted hor to the spot,
which prevented her from straightway
flying from this most astounding apparition.
"Mademoiselle," ho answered, In a low,
hurried voice, "1 entered by means of a
rope-ladder and my valet, who waits for
mo on the other side of the wall. I have
but just returned from the Rhine. To
come back and not seo you once more
wus a thought too terrible to be endured.
Could 1 let one single wall hold us apart?
Nu. nor a thousand! Ah, how pale, how
sad you have grown! Look mo in tlie
face. Do you find this life better than
my hive, then?"
"Your love!"
She trembled, and drew back into the
darkness of the arch; but he seized her
band and curried It to his lips, then sank
suddenly on his knee, and holding to her
novice's dress, gazed up Into lier face.
"How could you choose like this?" ho
groaned. "Had you no pity for my an-
gulsh? Hard hearted girl! Why do you
wish to be an angel before you have
ceased to be a woman? You have wrecked my life���broken my heart! Whatever
misfortunes assail mo iii the futiiro,noiie
can equal that of having known and
loved you."
Reno loaned against the arch, sick and
'Hlush! for the love of God!" she murmured. "How can you talk like this to
me���you! my mother's husband?"
Ills hand dropped from her dress. He
looked up Into her face In astonishment.
"My faith! what do you say?"
"The husband of my mother���madame
the comtesse."
He startod up.
"Mav I ask who told you that, mademoiselle?"
"Tho comtesse herself, monsieur,"
she answered, indignantly, "months
An   oath   rose  to  his  lips,   but   he 55
checked It, remembering his perilous
position, In a convent garden, making
love to a novice, just ready to pronounce
her vows of absolute obedience, claustral
seclusion and perpetual chaslty.
"Mademoiselle," he said, "you are the
victim of some gross deception. I am
not the husband of the comtesse; I have
not seen hor for a year. Why, she Is
Old enough to be my mother, and she Is
detestable to me. Why did you return
no answer to my letter���no answer to
the offer of marriage which tho comtesse
brought you in my name, save that most
cruel one���your determination to become
a nun?"
"Offer of marriage!" gasped Rene.
"Monsieur, she spoke of no other than
her own with you. And the letter, it
was lost���I know not how���I never read
There   was   a  dead   silence,
looked at each other.
"Mademoiselle," said tho marquis, "I
swoar to you that I never loved living
woman save yourself. We have been
separated by atrocious falsehoods. Tell
me, why did you take the veil here?"
Sho wrung her hands.
"I carod not to remain iu the world,
monsieur when all joy had forever gone
out of It for me. God grant I maybe
able to forgive madame my mother for
all this! And now go. It is plain that
she moans to destroy me. Go, before
you are discovered. 1 shall be missed;
some of the sisters may come seeking me
here at any moment."
"But great heavens!" cried the marquis, and he pressed her hands ardently
tu his lips, and to his breast, decorated
with orders, "you cannot mean that I
have come too late,"
"Alas, monsieur,  to-morrow morning
I assume the black veil In the church of
the convent.    The hour is  announced���j
all things are ready.    1 am lost!"
He reeled back against tho arch. Els
face was like ashes. ;
��� "It must not���shall not be!" he cried,
wildly: "It is too monstrous!   Y'ou  love
me, and yet you become a nun!   That Is j
"True," sho answered, throwing up
hor arms in uncontrollable anguish,
"the treachery of the comtesse has cost
not only all my earthly happiness, but
my soul'as well! Leave me now, monsieur; the sight of you is like a sword in
my heart."
He looked In distraction around the
garden, as if meditating upon snatching
her up and making off with her over the
wall. But at the same moment steps
were heard approaching from the far
end of the arch,
"Farewell," whispered the marquis
"As heaven hears me, If I cannot save
you, I will never survive your sacrifice!"
She felt his hot lips on hor hands.
She was snatched and held for one brief
instant against his breast. Thon he
disappeared in the wilderness of ivy
which ran riot along the grim facade of
the building. The moon now passed behind a cloud.   She saw him no more.
By moans of a stout rope-ladder and
the servant waiting on the other side,
the marquis speedily surmounted tho
wall, which was finished at tho top
simply by a flat stone coping, and gained
tho dark, silent street below. His valet
looked In dismay at his bloodless face
and blazing eyes.
"Parblieu! What has happened, my
master?" he cried.
"Peste,1" Co at once for a carriage!"
gasped the marquis.
At that moment the clock of Notre
Dame struck midnight.
In the shadow of the wall, leaning
against its stone and mortar, the marquis stood with his sword under his arm,
and his cloak huddled about his face,
till a berline appeared in the light of a
street lamp opposite. He then dismissed
the valet, sprang into the vehicle, and
ordered the driver to repair immediately
to the palace of the Archbishop of Paris
In the Quartier des Capucines. He then
flung himself into a corner, and covered
his face with his cloak. Off rolled the
berline through the silent midnight.
As they reached their destination, the
marquis leaped to the ground, and thundered at the great gate of the courtyard, with right good will. No voice
answered him���no sound. He shouted
and beat upon the stout planks like a
madman. At the end of half an hour,
two sleepy porters appeared In buff
livery, laced with silver, and halberts in
their hands.
"I wish," said the marquis, "to speak
immediately with Monseigneur the Archbishop."
"That, monsieur, is impossible,"
answered one of the porters, with a
frightful yawn; "his grace is not here."
"Not here!" cried the distracted young
officer. "To the devil with you! Where,
then, is he?"
"Monsieur, I know not. Ho was to
sup at the Seminary of St. Magloire tonight, and go on to St. Cyr afterward, to
attend an anniversary service there. It
Is likely that he may sleep at the bishop's
house, unless he decides to return to
Paris with the Reverend Fathers Char-
"Idiot! do you want to drive me mad!
What do I know by all this? I ask you
where his grace may be found at once?"
"And I have answered you, monsieur,"
replied tho porter. "I know no moro
than this. To-morrow, at an early hour,
however, he receives the profession of a
novice at the Church of tho Madeleine
de Traisnel, In the Faubourg St. An-
"My God, do not speak of It!" cried
the marquis, and leaped again Into the
berline. "Drive with all speed to St.
Cyr!" ho cried to the driver.
The courtyard gate clanged; tho carriage whirled away from It, and disappeared straightway In the night.
To St. Cvr, then, tho horses woro
urged to their utmost speed. Flro
Bashed under their hoofs from the
stones of the way. Froth (locked their
quivering flanks. But no archbishop
was there; he had not been there. Tho
Bishop of St. Cyr thought ho might bo
found at his chateau at Conllans-sur-
Selno. But the sky was already beginning to redden with dawn. Beforo the
unhappy lover could reach the chateau
his grace would have left It to return to
But one thing now remained for him
to do���to proceed to the Church of the
Madeleine do Traisnel, and await the arrival of the prelate there.
By ten o'clock all the approaches to
the convent were blocked with horses
and equipages���carriages filled with ofli-
court-ladies   from Versailles,
be without food. Her boots were worn
out and she had to tie snips of her dress
around her feet, but still she trumped on.
Once In a while a friendly man would
give lier a lift and   several  times, train
ordered, undone, was leaning against a
pillar of tho porch, when his valet
rushed through tho crowd and touched
his arm.
"Monsieur, the archbishop has just
entered by the cloister-gate. He is already in the sanctuary. The ceremony
is about to commence."
The marquis tore a slip of paper from
his pocket, and wrote upon it these
"Monseigneur���I am the lover of
Mademoiselle de Cresse, the novice
whose profession you are about to hear.
It is jealousy, revenge and avarice which
consign hor to the cloister. I entreat
you to save hor���to investigate the matter, and see for yourself the fraud, the
tyranny, of which she is tho victim."
With this paper in his hand, the marquis rushed Into the sacristy. Standing
They 'hi the midst of bishops and canons, arch-
priests and vicars-general, he saw a
tall, thin man in a violet cassock, with a
severe face and stern, black eyes���tho
archbishop, in fact, just ready to enter
the chancel. The marquis thrust into
his gloved hand tho slip whicli he had
"Monsieur," he panted, "I Implore
you in God's name, to road this at once!"
The next moment a half score of Benedictines and Capucines hud pressed between the two. The marquis fell back.
The archbishop walked Into the chancel.
The four walls were hung with elegant tapestry, embroidered with tho
arms of the Do Cresse. Iletwixt the
fluttering fans and guv head-dresses of
tlie court ladies, the varied costumes Of
the religious orders and the bright
livery uf the lackeys stationed about the
doors, the scene was extremely picturesque, Monseigneur the Archbishop
took his place lu the middle of the congregation, with his back to the altar.
His brows wero knitted, liis eyes downcast. In one violet-gloved hand he held
a bit of paper, lie seemed absorbed in
unpleasant thoughts.
Suddenly a grating of hinges broke
upon the hum and buzz which filled tlie
place. The iron gate of the choir
opened. Kene appeared, supported by j
the Superior of the Madeleine and
Madame de Crosso. In the ear of tho !
latter, tho young girl, stung to mad-
noss, had just whispered:''
"You have told me nothing but lies, j
He is not your husband."
"That does not matter," said the comtesse with a frightful smile, "so long as
he can never be yours."
"God will reward you, my mother."
"Fie! lie! Remember you are now to j
wed with heaven."
The comtesse conducted her victim to
a priedieu at the archbishop's feet. She
sank on her knees there as if she would
never rise again. Never was lovelier
sacrifice seen at the altar of its anguish,
tier dress was of white brocade; its rich
train shone for yards along the pavement.   Clouds of costly lace ovorswept. ,
it liko a mist.   Her golden hair showered ! llomP-   sll�� corroborates the
to her waist, bound only with a fillet of I of her motlie''-    At midnight
Newfoundland Politics.
In reply to the onslaught made upon
him and his policv bv tho Oppositionists,
I Sir W. V.  Whiteway, Premier of New-
iMine  huh-   f0Ulld|andi has issued a manifesto, which
Is neit
of his
Munroe, but Is better calculated for
effect. It begins with a recapitulation
of the   pledges   made, prior to the last
A Plucky Woman,
Montreal, Oct. 21.���After a walk of
3,500 miles from San Francisco, Mrs.
Leda Lavalle lies in Notre
pital dying from the hardships suffered I js neither 'so lengthy nor so able as that
during her tramp.   She reached  here  of his antagonists,  Messrs. Grieve and
last night, having been seven months on I
'.he road,  and  was picked   up on the
wharf this morning, unconscious. She | election, and then attempts to show that
was worn to a shadow and so weak she ! these pledges have been fulfilled. The
could not raise herself. Mrs. Lavalle | Increase lu the rate of wages In St.
told a reporter that VI years ago she j John's duu to the lire, Is attributed to
emigrated from Montreal to San Fran- the Government, and the suspension of
cisco with her husband. They had throe the Bait act, alter having tried to on-
children and managed to eke out a bare I force it, not only against the French,but
living. A year ago her liusband died, | against the Americans and Canadians,
and then her throo children were car-1 Is argued by him to bo the fulfilment of
ried off by small-pox. Friendless and the pre-electiou promise to repeal it. The
without money,   she determined to re-1 manifesto then outlines the policy to bo
I turn to Montreal, where she was born, ( pursued by him in future,     lt promises
if only to dio there.    With  a horse and | the complotion of  the   line of railway
; a buggy she started out, depending on   already   contracted for, and partly ac-
i tho charity of the people sho met for food. | complishcd, a   revision of   the tariff, a
After travelling 7DII miles hor horse be-1 promise made four   years ago, but not
; came useless and sho had to sell it for ! fulfilled, a uniform telegraph rate
��20. Sho then started out on foot, I throughout the colony and the erection
tramping from town to town. She suf-, of harbor lights. The cry which it gives
fered greatly from hunger and weak- ] nut as that by
noss.   Sometimes for a day sho would
out as that by which the Government
holies to retain power at the Impending
election is "Down with the merchants."
To fully appreciate tho value and purpose of such an appeal a little explanation of the trade and business conditions
of this colony is necessary.    As is well
hands permitted her to ride on freight knownjthe great bulk of the people arc
trains. Sonic Utile trinkets she had were
sold lo buy food, but generally she begged from door to door. Often she slept
by the roadside when night came on and
there wus no farm house. Mrs Lavalle
is probably the only woman who ever
crossed the continent on foot under such
Murdered u Fumlly for Money,
Washington, Ind., Oct. 88.���The grand
magnificent pearls.   On her milky arm
��� and bosom, the same gems   shone   liko
i moons of light.   But the pallor of   her
I face, the languor of her wliole graceful
body,   contrasted painfully   with    this
As the girl fell at the feet of the prolate, a wild cry rang through the church.
There was a rush and confusion near
tlie door. The liveried servants raised
from the floor and carried out quickly
tho body of a young officer in a fainting
lit, frightfully convulsed. It was Marquis do St. Mars.
Rene heard that cry. She started
wildly. The archbishop heard it, too.
He looked earnestly down upon her as
"Your age, my sister?" ho demanded,
In a kind, sweet voice.
"Twenty years, monseigneur," said
madame the comtesse.
"You are not required to answer,
madame, save as I question you;" returned the bishop, sternly. "Sister,
your age?"
"Seventeen years," faltered Rene,
tiembling violently.
"In what diocese did you take the
white veil?"
"In this, monseigneur."
"What authority received you as a
"The Chapter, monseigneur."
"How?" cried tho prelate, in a loud
voice. "They were not duly authorized.
Thore is an informality here. Your
novitiate is annuled, mademoiselle. Wo
must refuse to accept vour profession."
He arose from his seat, and took liis
crosier from tbe hands of an acolyte.
"Nostrechersfreres," he added, addressing the congregation. "It is unnecessary to examine Mademoiselle de Cresse
upon the sincerity of her religion. There
is an impediment to her profession. For
the future we forbid any other ecclesiastic the power of receiving her vows
under pain of interdiction, suspension
and nullity. This we do by virtue of
our metropolitan rights."
Pen cannot describe the sensation
which these words created throughout
the church���the hum. tho smothered
ejaculations, tho looks, tho gestures.
Every heart thero felt that somo secret
was hidden under this���as the prelate
chose to call it���Informality.
"Adjutorium nostrum in nomine Donini,,"
ho chanted, solemnly, as he turned toward tho altar to give tho benediction of
the sacrament.
Rene was raised senseless from the
prie-dieu and carrlod back to tho cloister.
Thoy placed hor not In a novice's, but a
pennsionaire's cell. Tho next morning
madame the comtesse camo to carry off
her stepdaughter. Tho Superior met
her In the locutory with a letlre de caclwt
in her hand.
"Madame," she said, "I have Just received this. It forbids the exit of
Mademoiselle do Crosso with any one
savo a relative of her deceased father,
who Is expected to arrive this day from
Toul. The Grand Council has Issued a
decree which deposes you from the
guardianship of your daughter. All
Paris talks of nothing but this matter.
As your sincere friond, I entreat you to
retire at once to Normandy."
The comtesse acted upon this advice.
She never appeared at court again. As
for Rene, one month from that day. In
the chapel of the archbishop's palace,
she was united in marriage with the
lover who had saved her at the last
hour from a living death In the cloisters
of the Madeleine do Traisnel.
jury yesterday caused the arrest of .lames
Stone on a cluirgo of murdering tho
Wrutton family In Harrison township on
tho night of September 18. The Wrat- I
ten family consisted of Dinsen Wratten,
his wife, his mother, and three small
children. All were killed with hatchets I
or axes. Mr. Wratten was confined to
his bed with typhoid fever at tho time, i
Stone was tho first to discover the mitr-1
der and report it to the public. Tho
evidence against him was given by his
wife. Sho testified that he complained
of having toothache on the night of tho
murder, and left home telling her ho was
going to Glondale to have a tooth pulled.
He was away nearly all night, and when
he returned Immediately changed his
clothes. Since thou she had seen nothing of the clothing he wore that night.
Stouo was Immediately arrested and put
in jail. Aftor the arrest the grand jury-
left to.take the evidence of Stone's fourteen-year-old daughter, who is ill at
last night
Stone made a full confession, implicating Lou Williams, William Keys, Gran-
dison Cosby, John White, Gipp Clark and
Martin Y'arbes. In liis confession Stone
savs Cosby was the instigator, and that
: robbery was the motive of tho crime.
! He says ho does not know why the family
i was murdered, as lie did not get there in
time to take part. The others, lie says,
besmeared his clothing with blood, so
that he would not inform against them.
He also says tirandison Crosby was so
drunk that he did not take part in the
killing. Y'arbes and Clark committed
the murders while the others stood
Revelstoke aild Arrow Lake Railway.
Tracklaying on the Revelstoke and
Arrow Lake Railway commenced this
week and the rails now reach as far as
the Illecillowaot River, about a mile and
a half from the station. The bridge has
not yet been commenced, but tlmbor is
on the spot for tho purpose. It is supposed the structure will rest on piles,
with an arch over the deeper portion.
Beyond the river grading lias been dono
in places for about 18 miles down, at
which point it is proposed to terminate
the rails this fall. The line presents
little difficulty of construction, there
being no cuttings and the embankment
through the low ground in the vicinity
of the river scarcely averages six feet
In holght. The track is well laid, tho
ties being exceptionally good, and havo
been cut at tbe sawmill. About a mile
beyond the lllecillewaet thero is a nasty
piece of ground about a quarter of a
mile in length yet to bo overcome. It is
full of stumps and is about S feet above
the grade, so that they will have to be
up-rooted and tho ground lowered that
distance. The work has been let in
small contracts of about 20 yards to two
or three men. who, We understand, can
mako about 30 cents an hour. With
the rails laid as far as the river the
material for tho bridge can easily be
taken to tho spot, and we have no doubt
that another month' will see the completion of at least the first ten miles.���
Kootenuy Star.
fishermen. The lish they catch is bought
by merchants. These merchants supply
the men���that is provide them with vessels to seek the fish, appliances to catch,
and salt to cure it, and also give tho
men the needful clothing, provisions,etc.,
for themselves and families. lu return
the fishermen hands over his season's
fish to the merchant, is allowed the market price for it, the amount of his account is deducted, and the balance is
his. Thus far all is well; but if tho
man is unsuccessful tho merchant loses
his capital and is obliged to continue the
man on from year to year following tho
fluctuations of tho voyage and endeavoring to get his own. In good years tho
fisherman fools it a hardship to find his
surplus oaten up In old debts, and thus
a fowling of discontent arose between
the two classes, which has grown in intensity with tbe years. In olden times,
it cannot be denied, many hardships and
wrongs wero done the fishing population, but of late years, with the spread
of education and tho advent of a daily
press, such conditions no longer exist,
or very slightly. Politicians, however,
tear upon this unhealed wound every
four years, and attempt to play on the
traditional prejudices of the common
people. This is given by a Newfoundlander as ah explanation of Premier
Whlteway's manifesto.
Tin- Sealskin Market.
Private letters from Lampson & Co.,
London, announce that the great fur
sales will take placo there some time
after November 1st at a date not yet decided upon. Tho fur journals of a late
date to hand with other advices and information have tended to increase tho
confidence of those who have shipped
their skins for sale at the big auction.
The fur journals announce a change In
tho style of making up the well known
plain sealskin jacket, to a style similar
to the cloth coats with the ruffled shoulder capes now so popular. The cost, the
dealers In the European cities have announced, will be ten por cent, above last
winter's figures. They report at tbo
same time an increased demand, and it
is known here that the stocks are low.
To peoplo 5000 miles away it looks as if
there was a little effort to do somo manipulating. Tho report was sent broad-
coast over Europe that the catch of the
pelagic fleet of tho Pacific coast was
125,000, a figure just 35,000 above what
it really was. This was done evidently
to deceive tho small buyers.
However, Victoria owners cannot fare
badly on the whole. About eight schooners," ono of which had a big catch, contracted before any seals woro killed, at
815. Since then about 20 schooners
have sold their catches at prices varying
from $13 to ��14.50. The larger portion
of the catch will go to tho auctioneers'
stand and if tho financial depression cuts
no figure and nothing unforscen crops
up, fair values will be received. The
skins will have to bring over ��12 to
bring the return to an amount satisfa-
tory to tho owners.��� Victoria Times.
A Country Home.
For Sale, a House and Two Olioieo Lots i*;
a progressive town In the country, convenient to New Westminster. Within stone's
throw of railwuy dopot. Suitable for a jobbing carpenter. Prfco $200, on easy terms.
The material of tho building cost $300. For
particulars apply at oflice of the Pacific
Canadian, Now Westminster, or to the
owner. JOSEPH SHANNON. Cloverdale.
A Cruel Siwash.
Victoria, Oct. 24. ��� Sergeant' John
Langley is investigating a rather serious
case among the Indians at the Esquimau
reserve. It soems that about two weeks
ago a Siwash who believed his Klootch-
iniiii guilty of some offence against tbe
marital vows shoved her Into a big bonfire by way of punishment. The woman
was horribly burned about tho limbs,
tho use of ono of which she will probably
nover recover. Dr. Haiilngton wont to
Esquimalt this afternoon to' treat tho
woman. The worst stage of'her illness
has passed. Tho matter was kept vory
quiet, as may bo Judged from the fact
that It was two weeks In leaking out.
It Is claimod that tho wife was entirely
innocent of any wrong und In no way
merited the fiendish punishment inflicted.
Sergeant Langley Is at Saanich this after-1 coast"
noon gathering additional evidence, and ! Seiit,ed
the Siwash with all tho witnesses
will bo In custody this evening.
Northern Pacific Report.
Tho statement of the Northern Pacific railway.for tho year ending June
30th, 1893, shows: Gross earnings, ��29,-
551,303, a decrease of ��054,11S. Expenses, 518,793,340, an increase of $587,-
789. Not earnings, ��10,757,903, a decrease of SI, 179,907. Total net, ��12,-
924,090, a decrease of ��679,384. Rentals; etc., ��14,813,945, an Increase of
��2,044,758. Deficits, ��889,255, ail increase of ��1,724,142. Dividends, none
paid (in 1892, ��731,8(12 were paid) and
deficit ��889,255 an increase of ��992,280.
The floating debt amounts to ��11,009,000,
and after tbe close of the fiscal yoar
��10,275,000 collateral trust notes were
issued in all to liquidate tho same. Of
this amount ��1,244,000 are deposited as
collateral to secure loans and ��101,000
are in tho treasury. Reference is made
to tho appointment of receivers owing to
the depression iu business, the severance of relations with tho Wisconsin
Central Railway and the default on the
Chicago and Northern Pacific Railway
interest. The amount of receivers' certificates issued is ��5,000,090. Thero was
only one ticket iu the field and this
board of directors was elected: Isaac W.
Andorson, August Belmont, Chas. F.
Barney, William L. Bulla, J. Horace
Harding, Robert Harris, Marcellus Hartley, Brayton Ives, Johnston Livingston,
Donald MacKay, August Rutlen, VVilbur
A. Sanders and Winthrop Smith. L. D.
M. Sweat, of Portland, Me., one of tbe
oldest stockholders of the company, presided at tbo meeting. Mr. Brayton Ives
on behalf of the Ives-Belmont committee voted proxies for 410,000 shares before tho recess and will vote proxies for
��100,090 more.
New York, Oct. 20.���Tbe stockholders
of the Northern Pacific railway re-con-
veued at noon to-day, and announced
the election of a board of directors on
the Ives-Belmont ticket. There was no
opposition. Tho total number of votes
cast was 583,927, each candidate of the
Ives-Bolinont ticket receiving that number. The directors elected are Isaac W.
Anderson, August Bolmont, Charles T.
Burney, Win. L. Hull, J. Horace Harding, Robt. Harris. Marcellus Hartley,
Brayton Ives, Johnson Livingston,
Donald Mackay, August Rutten, Wm.
F. Sanders aud Winthrop Smith. Aftor
tho announcement of the election of the
new board, II. D. Brookman, of New
York, who holds 1,700 shares of preferred stock, moved for the appointment
of a committee to determine what be-
camo of the 85, 100,000 which the last
board of directors had received for large
tracts of land sold. Tho mutter of Investigation was left to tho Incoming
cers   and
lackeys In rainbow-livery���a steadily in-1 qTIio Czar has expelled all the wealthy
creasing crowd pouring into the church Jews���about 88,000 in number���from Si-
anxious to witness the religious profes- berla. Many of those affected aro mil-
Sion of the richest girl in Normandy and j lionalres. The poorer classes are not af-
tho loveliest girl in France. j fected.    This is the story of a Siberian
The   marquis,   white  as  ashes,   dis- \ refugee in San Francisco.
San Francisco Chronicle: It has boon
suggested that tho mime of "Midwinter
Fair," conforrcd upon our exhibition,
may be taken too literally by folks unacquainted with the fact that winter Is an
arbitrary term used In California to des-'
ignate certain months of the year. If
the designation is in tho least misleading it will bo corrected by the name that
will In all probability bo given to tho collection of exposition buildings. Nobody
will ever think of associating Inclement
or cold weather with tho terms "tho City
J of Palms," Or "tho Palm City," for palms
i don't grow out  of
Chicago, Oct, lfi.���Whon the spectacular extravaganza of "All Baba" was
withdrawn from the boards of David
Henderson's Chicago opera house, lost
night, It signalized the end of tho most
romarkablo theatrical engagement ever
known In tho history of the west. During Its entire life tho piece has beon witnessed by 1,284(000 peoplo, scattered over
tho country from Boston to tho Pacific
In Chicago alone It has been, pro
for 43 weeks. Its World's Fair
season has covered 175 consecutive performances, with an aggregate of 392,-
000 spectators, and recolpts of ��352,080,
while thore has hardly beon a performance that from 200 to 1,000 pooplo havo
not boon turned away. "All Baba" Is
followed with a brief season of the companion spoctacle, "Slubad," which at
tho close of the year will bo taken upon
a six months' trip to tho largest cities of
the United States.
whore they bavo real winters.
Sir Alfred Maloney, Governor of British Honduras, who is on his way from
England to resume his official duties,
said in Now York that tho resources of
his colony would bo enormously devol-
doors In countries j oped if railway communication wore cs-
A Deadly Bedfellow.
Mrs. James Williamson, of Oakland,
111., had a terrifying experience with a
rattlesnake. She had left her baby
asleep in its cradle near tho open door,
and was about her household duties when
she happened to approach the littlo bed.
Sho saw a lino of mottled green and
black nestled close to the form of the
sleeping littlo one. The ugly head was
raised and resting on tho child's arm,
with the eyes keeping drowsy watch over
it. The mother armed herself with a
pistol, bent over tho cradle, laid hold of
tho snake by tho ond of tho tall, and
suddenly gave it a jerk which landed it
on the floor. Tho reptilo raised its head
and sounded its rattle as it coiled close
to her feot. Aiming steadily, sho put a
ball through its body, and, although it
again tried to attack her, she continued
firing until it was killed.
Pure Bred Berkshire
Tlie undersigned, brooder of Pure Bred
Berkshire Swlno, has always on hand pigs of
all ages, which will be -sold at reasonable
prices.   Applv to
Cloverdale. B.C.
commencing at 10 a.m., on tho
18th day of October. 1893, 1 will offer for
sale a great portion of the land known as
"The Commonage," between Okanagan
and Long Lakes, and mostly situated on
the shores of those lakes. Thore aro
259 lots, varying from ono acre to forty
acres In oxtent.
Tr.inis OF SALE.���The parcels of land
which front on the lake, will be offered at
an upset price of ��10 per acre, and tho
remaining parcels at ��2.50 por acre.
Payments.���One-third cash and tho
remainder in six and twolvo months, with
Interest at six per cent.
Maps and catalogues may bo obtained
from Government Land Oflice, Victoria
and Vernon.
Assistant Commissioner of Lands
and Works.
Vernon, August 30th, 1893.
I tiibllshed.
Corner MeKenzie and CoWia Street ffl WESTMINSTER,
SHAVING PARLOR ATTACHED.      D. Walker, Manager.
D. S. CURTIS & Co., New Westminster. NEW  WESTMINSTKR.  BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   OCT., 38,   1893.
Business of all hinds is on the increase
In Kaslo.
There is good sleighing on Toad Mountain, the snow being eighteen inches
The bodies of tlie two young men
drowned at Kclowna have not yet been
The Mi-sion Netot says: The boats run-
ning up and down the river aro loaded
down with freight.
It is expected that a ship will he chartered in Australia to take the Miowera's
run next mouth.
The telephone line between Nelson and
Kaslo is now a part of the telegraph system of tho Canadian Pacific.
A joint stock company is being formed
in Wellington for the purpose of erecting an opera house to cost ��10,000.
The trail from Pemberton Meadows to
��� the Squamish is finished and cattle will
come that way in tho future.
Tho total catch of seal skins by the
Uritish Colombia schooners this year is
66,733.   One vessel has yet to return.
Two feet of snow is reported on the
Similkamee'i mountains, but two more
bands of cuttle will bo brought out over
Hope mountain.
Died al Chilliwack, late Sunday nislit
last, Margaret Jane, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Malcolm, aged 22 years
and 7 months. Deceased i.ud been ailina
for some time.
Mr. A. S. Vodder. Chilliwack, sold last
woei; 50 acres of land at Sardis for ��150
an acre, being a total of $7,500, The
purchaser, an Englishman, intends going
Into tbe hop business, and will plant 25
acres this autumn.
On Monday morning the hotelkoepers
in all the hotels except the Kalemalka
dropped the price of drinks over the bar
to one bit. Cheap drinks, it has often,
beon said, are an evidence of civilization,
and if so, Vernon must be held to be
R. B. Dougan, who is opening up what
he believes to be the richest piece, of
ground In the Province, was in ?,>?lson
on Monday. The ground is ou r\rty-
nine Creek. Several thousand iollars
Will be expended this winter In nuking
preparations for hvdraulicing. In the
Vernon, B. C, Oct. 23.���(Special.)���
Tho Armstrong hote.1, at Armstrong,
was burnt to the ground yesterday morning. The firo broke out in the kitchen
at 2.30 a.m., and all the inmates had
barely time to escape. The proprietor,
Hugh Keys, lost all his furniture and a
valuable gold .vatch. No one can tell
how the *ire sta ted. The loss is about
86,000: Insurance. ��2,000.
The Rcelstoke Star of Saturday says
the Lytton arrived up on Wednesday
after one or two mishaps, and left early
TLui sday morning to meet the Columbia
at the mouth of the river and bring up
her mai's, passengers and cargo. Owing
to the lowm ss of the water the transport of material for the Nakusp and
Slocan lallway is being considerably
delayed, and track'aying cannot proceed at the rate it was intended on account of the inability of the boats to
take down the rails ' st enough; about
25 carloads being siill at Revelstoke
wharf. The Lytton returned here yesterday with the mails
Robert Gilbert of " nalmo, took two
Indian women to his "hack on Friday
night and mado them both drunk. They
wen' to their own cabin at about 3
O'clock in the morning, and through upsetting an oil lamp set their home on fire.
Provincial Officer McKiiinon happened
along and carried the t>vo w men out.
hut not hi fore one of them had been
burned lo such an extent thai, her recovery is doubtful. Por supplying the
wo,.,en with the liquor Gilbert lias been
sentenced to pay a fine of ��100 or spend
eight months in jail, which is letting him
off easy.
W. 1'. Wood, lately appointed ,o the
ageiic, of the Di minion Indian department, Kamloops, received a telegram
from Ottawa on Monday last to take
charye of too office from date. Mr. Wood
starts on Monday on a tour of Nicola,
Spenc's Bridge and along the line Uh far
as Yale to Inspect the various reserves
in the district, which is a very large one,
there boin,- 50 hands composed of 3.500
Indians and comprising somo 300,000
acn.- if land, the greater portion of
which has been surveyed. The trip will
be rath, r a long and tedio is one. but Mr.
Wood is thoroughly posted onthocountry
and we'i adapted for tbe service
On the i'th inst. Gold Commissioner
Fltzstubbs offered hy auction at Nelson
a number if lots ���' behalf of the Provincial Government. Block 16 was the
fir.-1 to receive attention. The upset
prl\! ol 8850 brought no bids. A similar
fate awaited the oiler of four lots, In
block 26. The purchases were as follows: I .liC it 37, lots 1 and 2, E. V. Whee-
lan. SlfiS, up'.et price, ��150; block 41. lots
1 and 2 G. O. Buchanan, ��255 each, upset price, 1-250: V. ,1. Hume bought lot 10
for 'he mi'ne ligure; block 44 (c), lots 1
and 2 Mrs. Seaman, 8355, upset ��250
each; block ���!'.. lots 1 and S, John Houston: lots ll aii.i \%, .1. A. Turner, S105,
UpSetSIOOean.h. The upset prlct of��400
was set fill the lots 111  block 93.    l{nv. T.
H. lingers too!: lot 4, and A. ll.Cli nu
lots 7 and s at ��405 each. This closed
the sale which disposed of six lots outsi.l.
of those I..'Id by the squatters.
La<1 Saturday the first election ever
held In Kaslo took place, the contest being fin the mayorship and the contest-
tan ts wore George T. Kane and Robert
F. (Ire, i i At leu o'clock the doors of the
bunk building were opened, and return-
Ing-offlrer  John   h,    Rotallack   smiled
leronl;  on the agents for the   respective
candidates, and announced that tbo polls
wer�� ., -ii. A. L. McDonald, the eon-
trait, r and hn'l'l >r, cast the lirst ballot,
O. T. Stoi ....!i. vi..|. and the vol. was
slow in., well Bcattorod throughout thi
day. Several wore challenged and swore
In their votes. A number of friends i,'
the candidates wore In and around the
polling place nil day until tlie polls were
closed at 4 o'clock. Both candidates
were confident of success until the ballot,
was c united. When the time arrived for
closing   the   polls,   there   were   present
besides Returning Officer John \,. Re-
talhiclf, th T. Stone, agent, for Mr.
Greene. Duncan iMcl-'hail. Archie Fletcher and Colo Miirchls.in. scrutineers for
Mr. Greene. Mr. Ksne was agct for
himself, nnd for scrutineers he had li.
W. Bucko, 1). P. Kane and George Sanders. Tho result of the count was 50
votes, two ..ere doubtful, one lu favor of
Kane and one for Green. The ballot as
decided, stood 28 for Mr. Green and 22
for Mr. Kane.
The Provincial Government will be
petitioned for an appropriation to make
tho Pemberton Meadow trail into a wagon
road. A number of men came in yester-
dav who had been working on tlie trail.
Messrs. ii. VV. Berry and J. Ilcllrodge,
of the Australian firm of H. Berry &Co.,
are in Vancouver. They are making
arrangements with leading canning firms
in British Columbia for all their future
shipments of salmon. Hitherto the fish
were ordered from San Francisco.
Some anxiety isfelt because nothiug
has been heard from Smith and Clark,
who started from Squamish valley for
the Chilcotln country on the lookout for
Clark and Braden, the two young men
who were lost last summer while trying
to make the passage after thoir Indian
guide left them. It is now throe weeks
bevond the time set by Smith for his return.
The local labor organizations have received circulars warning workingmen of
every rank and craft to stay away from
San Francisco, owing to the depressed
state of trade thero, and the plethora of
tradesmen. One o'these circulars contains the statement that some thousand
men of late have passod their nights in
the public squares of the Golden Gate
city with no other shelter than a few
boards formed Into rude sheds, kindly
donated by the lumber linns. The railways, it is stated, find it Impossible to
stay the eastward tide of men who have
no money, and have ceased ejecting
those who cannot pay.
So', jhees Sam, a thrifty Indian, saved
up ��iioo, which, when he ami his klootch
went fishing this summer, ho loft in his
shuck in a tin box. The shack was left
iu charge of Mary Sigh, un old Indian
woman, who contracted an infectious
disease. The authorities decided, after
she had recovered, that It would ensure
the safety of the neighborhood If the
shack was burned. This was done, and
their existence not be'ng known to either
Mary Sigh or the authorities, the bank
bills were loft iu the building to bo consumed. Sam retjrned a few days ago,
and he now says, and not without reason, that tho authorities should do something for hiin.
On Saturday afternoon a man rowed
a boat up to the slip at the west end of
the C. P. 11. wharf. There were two
men standing there and he said to them
that as they were not doing anything
they had better help themse'ves. The
boat contained hams, flour, sugar, tea
and other groceries and some tobacco.
The man in the boat said that the boat
and its contents belonged to two Chinamen and that he had found It at the
sugar refinery wharf. He was going to
get a gunny sack and carry awav all he
could and advised tbe others to do the
same. He got a sack and carried away
all he could of the boat's contents and
left the remainder on some piping that
Is ou the wharf. Before leaving he
gave the boat a push and sent it into the
stream.    "I hate them ; Chinamen,"
he said, "and 1 am going to do them injury whenever I can." He then walked
off unconcernedly, as if he had done
nothing out of the way, and, apparently, assured that no one would interfere
with his practical aud profitable way of
showing his hatred of the Mongolians.
He bad 'Ot been gone long before two
Chinamen came running up h at I ess and
out of breath. Thoy jabbered a good
deal in Chinese and finally got another
boat and went out and secured their
pirated craft. They then rowed off
without recovering any of the goods.
They were, it appears, a couple of
Moodyville Chinamen who had been
laying in their winter stores. Of course,
the taking of their goods was a criminal offence, as tho perpetrator may find
Moses Lumby Dead.
Moses Lumby, Government agent at
Vernon, died lu the Jubilee hospital.
Victoria, on Sunday, aged 52 years. The
deceased who hailed from England, was
a pioueer of the Province, having arrived
In U60 or lSiil. He Immediately joined
a party of prospectors up the Stlckeen
river. For some time he was purser on
the steamer Otler, and after remaining
several years in Carriboo returned to
Victoria, and joined the Bennett brothers in ranching on the South Thompson river. On the doath of one of the
tlie brothers ho purchased a ranch lu
Spiillumclieeii country, which he successfully carried on for a number of years,
being regarded us a model farmer of tlie
section. He was a prime mover In the
construction of the Shuswap and Qkan-
'uguu railway, towards whose promotion
in its carlv stages he subscribed considerably, making, in fact, large sacrifices
both of his time and money. He became
president of tho company whicli built
und carried ou the road, its prime object
being to open up the country and to
curry Iti. products to market, the lack of
which hu'' icon a serious drawback. In
his task of helping on the railway ho
made several trips to England and the
cont.pent, whore his earnestness und
straightforward way of presenting the
cuso gained for him respect and confidence. On the. death of the late Mr.
Dewdney. he became Government agent
at, Vernon, selling his well-l'iinwn ranch
to Major Dupont. lie was also Gold
Commissioner and Stlpondarv Magistrate
lor the Osooyos Division of Yale. Ty-
pho'd fever was the cause of death,
though for a longtime Mr. Lumby hud
Buffered from heart, disease A week
ago he went, to victoria for mod leal treatment, but received no Immediate benefit.
The news o: ht<�� sudden death will arouse
feelings ... in found sorrow lu nil sections of ..ii Province, for he wus a
gentleman widely known and generally
esteemed for his excellent qualities,
On Sunday morning, about ll o'clock,
the residence of Henry Kipp, Chllllwack,
wm, discovered on fire, and though every
pnssib1 assistance was rendered by his
neighbors, the dwelling was completely
destroyed. The well gave out and vinegar was used to keep the Ramos from
leaching he root cellar and other buildings It was blowing a gale from the
norl ie::sl at tho time. Several valuable
fruit f.rPos.round the building wore destroyed.   Insurance, ��i,ooo.
ltra.itford. Oct. 2(1.���The famous Bow
Park farm of 901 acres and the shorthorn herd, the property of the lato Hon.
George Brown, was offered for salo yesterday. There was no advance on the
$35,000 reserve on the farm and It was
not sold. The stock, however, went
without reserve at a low figure, 41 head
bringing o ily ��4,700.
Best Hungarian Flour $4.75 per Barrel.
Granulated Sugar 15 lbs. for $1.00.
Yellow Sugar 16 lbs. for $1.00.
Currants 12 lbs. for $1 .OO.
Raisins 12 lbs. for $1.00.
American Coal Oil $1.60 oer Can.
All Other Goods at Equally Low Prices for Cash.
Gash   must  accompany  all
:-:   orders.   :-:
Mcdonald  brothers,
720 Columbia Streot, New Westminster, B. G.


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