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Vol. I.
NEW   WESTMINSTER,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   MARCH, 31, 1894.
No. 29
BUSINESS   CARDS.
HOTEI.S, Etc.
\J EROriANT'S nOTEL. oorner of McNeely
jyi and Oolumbla Streets. Rest Wines
nnd Olgars kepi eonstantly on liiinil. .IAS.
OASH, Proprietor,
MERCHANTS' EXCHANGE DINING
ROOM. Oysters fresh dally. AUgamo
In season. Opon iluy und night, Meals at
all lionrs, l-'irst-ehiss eusine. No Cliintuiien.
HARRY HUSHES, Proprietor,
HOTTO HOTEL.    Tills House ims been
thoroughly renovated and refurnished,
and the proprietor solicits a share of public
patronage.   MEALS. 25conts.   White oooks,
(I. K. SMALL, Proprietor.
riillE TELEGRAPH HOTEL. Front Btroot,
1 opposite to the Perry Landing. Nothing lull Choicest of liquors'nn'l otgarB. Telephone 108., 1'. O. Hex SO. H004N BROS.,
Proprietors,
nUOKOFF HOUSE, cornel- Front and
Ci Begbie Btreets, Now Westminster. First
clnss boirdand lodging. Best wines, liquors
anil olgars Hippllril at the bar. lll'IT &
SWAN80N, Proprietors.
OCCIDENTAL HOTEL, oorner Oolumbla
ami Begbie Streets, New Westminster,
ft. c. Rates for lionnl and Lodging: Per
���lay, Sl.lKi; per week, J5.50, The best of Wines.
Liquors und Olgars dispensed at tlie liar.
.1. c. UltAY, Proprietor.
DEPOT HOTEL. Oolumbla Street, Now
Westminster, The beat JUKI a day house
in Caiunln. 'The rooms are superior, and tlie
Hotel is well mill pled to the needs of families,
to whom special rates are given. Board by
Ihe week- at reduced rates. P.O. HILODEAU,
Proprietor.
Hc
jOTEL TKHKiLAS, corner of Oohimbiii
and MoKenzie Streets. New Westminster. Amerieiui und European plan. Shavin/f
parlor uttuehed, nnder thu management ol'
D. Walker. Itestaurant open duy and tjiffht.
Sample room for commercials. A. J.TOfjMlE.
Proprietor.  Telephone 111.   P.O. Box234.
milE HOUlKOOK HOUSE, Front Street,
JL New Westminster. This is the popular
Hotel of the city, Airy and well furnished
rooms. Cusine department carefully supervised, and the dining1 tubles supplied with
all the luxuries of the season. Banquets
spread to order. Late suppers provided at
snort notice. Choice Wines, Liquors and
Cigars tn the sample room. A. V ACTION,
Proprietor.
FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE.
FOR Sale or exchange for property in B. 0.
One hundred acres of%and in Manitonlin
Island���50 acres cleared, balance good hardwood and cedar. Pour miles from county
town, 1 mile from school, good house, good
Water, Title good. A dress, SUBSCRIBER.
Office Pacific Canadian.
Pure Bred Berkshire
Pigs.
The undersigned, bleeder of Pure Bred
Berkshire Swlno, bas always on hand pigs of
all ages, wliich will be sold at reasonable
prices,   Apply to
THOMAS SHANNON.
Cloverdale. B.C.
R. A. HENDERSON
H5 McKen/.ie street, New Westminster,
Clothes Cleaned, Repairer!, Dyed.
Ladies'Dresses, Gents'Suits and Overcoats
Cleaned. Dyed and Pressed Equal to new,
Gents' Clothes neatly repaired. Velvets,
Plush, Silks, Feathers or Oloves cleaned or
dyed. Sunshades, Black Silk Umbrellas,
Blankets, Sheep-skin Hugs, beautifully
cleaned or renewed in color.
Z*T    Kubber  Coats   Dyed,   ���^fJ
SPECIALTY���Lace Curtains  Cleaned or
7>ued in alt the Latest Shades.
ALL WORK GUARANTEED.
Mainland Truck and Dray
Stables.
NEW WESTMINSTER,
GILLEY BROS.
Braying k Teaming Promptly
Attended to.
ALDER AND FIE, WOOD AND HARK
ALWAYS ON HAND.
Agents for T. Hembrough & Co.'s Brick,
Tile and l'ottery Works.
Orders received for Gilley & Rogers' Coal.
E. J. NEWTON
Importer and Manufacturer of
Harness, Saddles, Etc.
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.
STOCK SADDLES A SPECIALTY.
547 Front St., New Westminster.
One Dollar per Year.
Tho subscription price of tills paper is
Si per annum. The Pacific Canadian
is the only $1 paper published in British
Columbia, and Is certainly the best
paper published for the money In any
of .the western Provinces of Canada. A
newspaper is an educator, and no
family should be without ono. The
Canadian Is designed for a family paper,
and Is always free of objectionable
matter. Every home should have it.
Only SI  per year.
WANTED.
Wanted���a position as short-hand and
type writer. Lawyer's oflice preferred.
References furnished.   Apply,
A. 1!., care Pacific Canadian.
CITY   AND   DISTRICT.
THE (Surrey Court of Revision will be
held on Saturday, April 88th.
Shipments of fresh halibut and sturgeon are being constantly made to
foreign ports.
Thu barque Thermopylea, of Victoria,
:M,S tons, is loading lumber at the liru-
uette Mills, for Shanghai. China.
Tiik Columbian announces that Mr. .1.
C. Brown will certainly be a candidate
for Legislative honors at the approaching general elections.
In the international football match at
San Francisco, British Columbia and
Oregon played oil' a tie, the formor winning by a score of 13 to ii.
Thb steamer Capllano, engaged in tlie
halibut fishery on the north coast, left
on Saturday last on her final trip for
the season. Ou her return she will bring
back the fishermen, tackle, etc.
Rbv. .1. M. Donaldson, of Steveston,
was arrested on Tuesday, charged by
W. H. Steves with stealing chairs .from
the Steveston Opera Houso. The. ease
was remanded for eight days. It Is an
outcome of local quarrels.
The" saloon men of the city are considering tlie desirability of reducing the
price of beer to five cents a glass. The
reduction would probably be a benefit
from the temperance point of view. The
light lagers usually sold contain but a
very small percentage of alcohol.
Rkpohts aro current of discoveries of
gold bearing quartz on Pitt Lake and In
Stave river valley, lt is said also that
parties digging a well in Sumas entered
a vein of black sand carrying gold. The
value of the finds is as yet an unknown
quantity.
Messrs. Munn & Co. have leased tho
Bon Accord cannery to Messrs. Wallace
Bros. & MeKenzie, of Kalama, Wash.,
who will turn It Into a sturgeon freezing
and packing establishment. Tlie new
firm contemplates entering Into the business on an extended scale.
At tho Inquest held ou the body of
William Massender. tho victim of the
late shooting tragedy at North Bend, tlie
jury returned a verdict of wilful murder
against John Macdotigall. According to
the evidence the crime was a drunken
one, but without a particle of .justification.   Macdougall was sent up for trial.
Tiik late wet weather interfered
materially witli seeding operations
throughout the Lower Fraser district.
The preceding fine weather put the land
In line condition for cultivation, and a
couple of weeks more of bright days
would have enabled almost every farmer to get through with his spring work
in good shape. However, there Is still
plenty of time for seeding if the weather
clears.
The Board of Managers of tho Columbian Methodist College met iu the City
on Wednesday and discussed estimates
for next year's work. They have resolved to vigorously prosecute the work
and in order to do this their stalT will
he materially strengthened. Principal
Whlttinglon is to proceed to'the East
to engage additional professors, to endeavor to arrange for affiliation witli
Toronto University and also to ascertain
the best designs for college buildings.
Tiik death of Mrs. .1. W. McColl,
whicli sad event occurred ou Friday
evening of last week, was a great shock
to this community, although her decease
had been partly anticipated as a result
of complications following confinement.
The deceased lady was only 23 years of
age, and was held in high esteem by a
wide circle of friends. Much sympathy
was expressed by the bereaved husband.
The funeral took place on Monday, and
the attendance was very large, most of
the prominent men of the city being
present to pay the last tribute of respect.
Tiik new Redistribution Act provides
that all those voters who are registered
without giving the location of their residence or who cannot be thoroughly
identified, must be struck oil' the list.
For Instance, a largo numbor are described us residing in New Westminster
District, wilhout giving exact location,
hence it will lie well for those persons
to observe that they comply with the
requirements of the Act In that respect.
Every facility will be afforded by the
collector of voters, so that there shall
not be a single individual oinilted wlm
Is qualified, and whose name is entitled
to appear on tho new voters' list.
On Wednesday evening, at the residence of ihe I,ride's parent, Miss Marlon,
youngest, daughter of Sergeant Major
McMurphy, was united in marriage to
Rev. J. 1'. ilicks, pastor of the West
End Methodist Church. The groom was
supported by his brother, Mr. Gideon
Hicks of Vancouver, and Miss Florence
Weaver acted as bridesmaid. The ceremony was preformed by tho Rev. Wm.
Ilicks (brother of tho groom) of Maple
Ridge. The presents were handsome.
A line silver water pitcher bore the inscription: "To Mr. and Mrs. .1. P. Ilicks,
from the members of West End Methodist Church, on the occasion of their
marriago, March 24th, 18114."
Tiik inquest on the death of Mrs. Ann
Elizabeth Morrison, who it was thought
suffered from neglect after confinement,
resulted ill the following verdict: "Thu
said Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Morrison camo
to he death, on the 20th day of March,
by blood poisoning and not by any
violent means whatever. We think that
Mrs. Morrison was in a measure responsible for the absence of lnodical aid in
the commencement of her sickness, and
exonerate the nurso from anv blame
whatever." The following rider was
added: "We recommend that all nurses
should hold a certificate of competence
from a medical man previous to taking
charge of accouchomonts."
On Tuesday evening lust the saloon
of George Towle of the Commercial
Hotel, Langley, was entered hy huru'lurs
and between sin and $13 taken from the
till, some liquors und cigars being also
stolen. An outranco was effoctod hy
cutting out a   pane  of glass from the
window on the north side. The fill wus
pried oil' ami then taken out, on the
verandah whore it wus gone through.
No trace bus boon found of tbo perpetrators as yet. This Is the second burglary
here iu a short timo, and it was probably
done by the same parties who went
through the II. B, Co.'s store not long
ago.
Tiik Oddfellows of Cloverdale have
everything iu shape to proceed with the
erection of their new and handsome
building. Tenders for construction were
to have been considered at a meeting of
the Lodge last night.
THE MAR HIST.
Saturday last was a busy day at the
market, tho volume of business being
greater than on any market since Christmas. Yesterday was quiet, and on tlie
whole tilings wero slack. Thero is still
a large quantity of potatoes on hand,
hut they are moving constantly though
quietly. Beof has been rathor scarce
lately and there was nono offering yesterday. Following are current quotations:
Chickens, SO per doz. No other poultry offering.
Butter, 50 to 00 cents per roll. Eggs,
19 to 25 cents per doz.
Pork, whole, 8)4 cents; cuts, il to
II cents.
Beef, forequarters. ST: hindquarters, 88.50; cuts, 8 tn 12 cents.
Mutton, liM cents by the carcase; cuts,
10 to 12A cents.
Hay. Sll toS13 per ton.
Oats, S25 to 830 per ton. Wheat, 835
to 830.
Potatoes, Sin to 820 per ton. Turnips,
SO; mangolds, 87; white carrots, 80; red
carrots. 810 to 811; beets, 1H cents per
lb.; parsnips, U cents per pound; onions,
none.
Cabbage and apples are practically off
the market for the season.
The Clerk was instructed to have no-'
tlces posted on the bridge over tlie
Nicomekl Biver on tho Clover Valley
road, to say that the bridge is not safe
for travel, and that the Council will not
be responsible for any damage or accident to anyone using this bridge.
On motion, the Court of Revision was
sot for April 28th, at 10 a.m.
On motion of Couns. Hook wav and
McDonald, t'ouncillors Gordon, Keery,
Johnson, and tho Reeve were appointed
a Health Committee, the Reeve, to be
Health Officer.
chas Carncross was appointed path-
master for Kensington Prairie for 1894.
On motion, the Reeve und Couns. Gordon and Keery were appointed a committee to examine and roport as to repairing the Coast, Meridian road between the Yale and McLennan roads.
The following accounts were ordered
paid: Hans Esplaud, S); Wm. Corbett,
845.88J II. Gardner, STs.20; I). Stuart,
815; ,1. Churchland, 82.40; O. Hake,
$3.50; .1. E. Woods. ,*s: Clerk, postage,
$2.77; T. Shannon, S25: .1. Armstrong,
pottage, etc., 813.50.
Coun. McDonald gave notice of a bylaw to prohibit Mongolian labor on municipal work.
The Improvement Exemption By-law
' passed its second and third readings.
The amendment to the Statute Labor
By-law was read a lirst time.
Council adjourned, to meet Saturday.
April 7th, at 1 p.m.
SURREY   COUNCIL.
Council met ou Saturday, 21th inst.
Members all present.
Minutes of previous meeting rfead and
on motion, confirmed.
Communications from the following
were receiver;, and dealt with:
Wm. Figg, re interest and right of
Crown & Murphy to certain lands purchased In 1892.   Laid over.
D. H. Miller, re. cutting trees off Clover
Valley road. Referred to Coun. Keery
to report.
Juo. McMillan, enclosing credit note
from Bank of B.C. for S47.77 deposited
by him to the credit of Surrey corporation, being balance of his collections.
Jno. MeKenzie, re statute labor. Ho
was, ou motion, allowed 4 days' work.
Attorney-General, re amendment to
the Municipal Act. 1892, that the House
had passed the amendment.
The collectors, as requested at last
meeting, handed in a list of all parties
in arrears over 810 in taxes, with a view
of having them placed for collection in
court. The Council decided not to put
costs on them until after tlie 10th of
April.
Coun. Keery drew the attontion of the
Council to the fact of a portion of tlie
Clover Valley road having been badly
damaged by lire, which had evidently
been allowed to run from the adjoining
property, belonging to Mr. Hill. The
Council decided to get advice on this
matter and see to what extent parties
are liable for damage to roads caused by
carele-sness in allowing lire to run.
Mr. Williams asked for and was granted an extension of time to complete his
contract on the Clover Valley road, until
1st July.
A petition from William Beadle and
others, re Newton road, was referred to
Coun'. McDonald.
A petition from William Manson and
nine others, to corduroy the Manson road
was received.
Moved by Coun. Gordon, seconded by
Coun, Johnson, that Coun. McDonald
cull for tenders for corduroying II rods
of the Manson road, tenders to be In ut
next meeting; also, to let the work on
the Newton road by auction, work not to
exceed 8100.
A petition from John Bates find others,
lisliing to have the Suiinysido road repaired, was referred to the Reeve and
Coun. Johnson to report,.
The offer of L. liryn.nl and 1'. 0.
Walmslby, to ditch, the Walmsley road
for 05 cents per rod, was accepted.
Conn. Gordon wus authorized to expend 825 ou the Clover Valley road, west
of section 29, township 8.
Coun. Gordon was also authorized to
let the work on tho Lattimer road by
auction, work not to exceed 875, and to
be paid out of the '91 taxes; and that he
call for tenders for tlie Bose road, tenders to be in at the next mooting of
Council.
Coun. Keery was ordered to havo tho
draw-bridge on tlie Coast Meridian road
repaired so that it can be worked.
The Clerk was instructed to write Mr.
Frank Boot to havo tho dead horse burled
that he left near tho Yule. road.
New Political Party.
At a meeting held In Union hall, Vancouver, on Friday evening, tbe following
platform was adoptod as tlie initiative
step towards the formation of a new
political party in that city.
Whereas, we recognize that life is
more sacred than property, legislation in
the interest of the workers is a just demand; wo disbelieve tlie cry of over-production while men and women are suffering for want of the necessaries of life,
or that the present conditions provide
for a fair distribution of wealth when
such widespread poverty exists; knowing
that all wealth is produced from natural
resources, we believe It Is imperative
that labor should have free access to
them; as tlie present system of legislation seems to mako it easier for the
average legislator to make laws for the
benefit of some particular class, we deem
the adoption of tlie initiative and referendum a present and pressing necessity;
we believe that legislation on these lines
has been retarded by the general lack of
interest, organization and unity among
the masses in asserting thoir rights; we
believe that legislation on tbo lines of
the subjoined platform would tend to
solve tho unemployed problem and at
tr.o same time maintain tho equilibrium
of every class in tho community; deeming it a privilege to become united in a
common cause wi adopt the following
PLATFORM.
1. We demand for the producors and
wage earners the full product of their
labor.
2. That population be tbo only basis
of legislative representation.
3. That all obstacles to free representation be removed, and no property or
financial qualification whatever be required of candidates for any election.
4. That all members of tbe legislature be compelled to resign their seats
at the request of a two-thirds majority
of their constituents.
5. That all citizens, irrespective of
sex, ovor tho ago of 21 years, be enfranchised, and that no other qualification be required for any election, municipal, provincial or federal.
0. That all election days bn declared
legal holidays.
7. That the legislative system known
as tho initiative and referendum be
adopted.
8. That the poll tax and personal
property tax bo abolished, and that all
revenue for public purposes be derived
by a tax on land values.
9. That the Provincial Government
provide immediate relief for the unemployed by opening up and operating coal
and other mines, and by clearing, cultivating and producing from tbo Provincial lands manv of tiie necessaries of life
now imported.
10. That no subsidy of land or monoy
be granted to any individual, company,
or corporation forany purpose whatever.
11. That all railways, waterways,
telegraphs and telephone systems be
made national property, and that all
water, light and tramway services bo
controlled by municipalities, and that no
existing franchise be renewed.
12. That all banks bo nationalized,
and that tho Government issue and control the medium of exchange.
13 That all education, elementary
and advanced, witli necessary hooks, be
free.
14. That eight hours shall constitute
a legal work day.
15. That all contract system on public works be abolished.
10. That the importation of labor under contract be abolished.
Ottawa, March 22.���lion.   Mr.   Bowell
j has received a communication from  the
High Commissioner, speaking of the ar-
: rival of British Columbia Imps iu  Great
Britain.    Sir  Charles Tupper  says   Hie
consignment has attracted  great  attention.   Norman & Co., Ltd.,  of  London,
| who have a large connection   among the
I brewers in tlie old country, write him as
'follows: "Many sample lots of past seasons' growth   wliich  havo  reached   this
country have given  great satisfaction,
and many of our  brewing  friends  have
advised us, subject   to   tho   East   Kent
Character being maintained, that British
Columbia hops are preferred to any that
aro imported, and further,  would carry
all before them."
Tho paper mill at Alberni is nearly
finished, and operations may begin at
anytime within the next two or three
weeks. Tho saw mill is preparing for
the spring building trade. A numbor of
houses are going up on the paper mill
townslto "Mllltown."
Nahttop Jt Slocan Railway.
The remrn respecting tho Nakusp &
Slocan railway presented to the  Legislature on Wednesday, contains very full j
Information with respect to the estimate !
of the cost of construction and the shareholders in the company who  are  carrying on the work.    It  is   made  up  of a
series of statements, all declared  before
I a Notary Public, so that it will bo seen
that they have   been   prepared   in   the I
j most careful manner. Summarised,
these show that the contractors for the
construction are the Inland Construction
and Development Company,  Limited, in.
Which the shareholders are Mclvor
Mclvor Campboll, Donald McGillivray,
O.J. I'.o.-.ven and John Irving   Thecon-
| tract foi construction is made at the
rate of 818,350 per mile, the work to lie
done tn Ihe satisfaction of the engineers :
: to he appointed to supervise Ihe same hy
the Chief Commissioner   of   Lands and
; Works ami l.y the Canadian Pacific Railway   Co.      Engl r   Diicliesiniy  makes
a statement showing that his estimate
of Ilie eosl,   of   building   the   roud   was
1817,497 per mile, if the Canadian Pacific
Company themselves undertook the work,
anil that this estimate made no allowance for for ordinary contractors' profit,
nor for tiio cost of railway transportation of rails, material and labor, nor for
the use of rolling stock, tools and materials, whicli would have to bo defrayed
by a constructing company othor than
the Canadian Pacific Company. He states
tat the cost of construction was subsequently increased by a change of location made on his advice in tho canyon of
Carpenter creek, whereby dangerous
snowslides will be avoided. There aro
certificates of the superior nature of the
work done in construction, and. for purpose of comparison, tbo cost of tho
C.P.R. branches recently constructed in
this Province is given, lt is shown that
the cost of the. Mission branch was 823,-
015 per mile, not including rolling stock
or the bridgo across the Frasor river;
and that tbo Columbia & Kootenay railway cost 821,183 per mile not including
tho bridgo across the Kootenay river, or
rolling stock. Tho rails put upon these
two railways were ordinary 50 and 00
pound rails taken off the main line for
the purpose of replacing them with 72-
pound rails, just as thoso supplied for
the Nakusp & Slocan road have been.
A. F. Steuart, another civil engineer in
the employ of tho C.P.R., declares that
he thoroughly agrees with the estimate
of cost made by Mr. Duchesnay.
PROVINCIAL.
Gorilla Language,
New York, March 25.���Prof. R. L.Gar-
ner, who has been iu Africa nearly two
years studying the language of gorillas,
arrived in New York to-day on t'��tj Et-
ruria. He expressed himself as well
pleased witb the result of his investigations, and is planning to make another
trip to continue them. lie proposes to
visit the same part of the dark Continent again and to get there at tlie beginning of tho dry season in 1S95. Ho
will plant liis cages in two places near
the scene of his past labors, spending almost six weeks in each place. Then be
will take, a month to explore the Ap-
Inji country and investigate the race of
dwarfs that are said to live there. Tho
region from wliich Prof. Garner returns
is in the west central part of Africa
just below the Equator. He said that
he was confirmed in the theories that he
had previously advanced concerning the
language of monkevs. Ills efforts were
directed almost entirely toward an understanding of tho language of gorillas
and he learned many things about their
habits that are contrary to the accepted
beliefs of naturalists. Among these he
mentions tlie fact that the gorilla is a
carnivorous beast and is especially fond
of chickens, rats and small animals as
an article of diet. Prof. Garner says he
is obliged to refute many statements
about gorillas that naturalists aro iu
tho habit of making. He says he has
about completed his studies of monkeys,
and will hereafter direct his attention
to the anthropoid ape witli a view of
showing tho philological relation between their language and the language
of man.
Prof. Garner did not find his cage a
complete protection against the attacks
of gorillas, but it was strong enough to
keep them at bay until ho could shoot
them. While in the Interior he made
a detour to visit tlie enchanted lake,
called Enibiuri Empolo. by the natives,
wliich had never before beon seen by
a white man. The lake Is about four
days' journeying from the west coast In
'i)i south Latitude, and Is remarkable
for the mirage seen upon It. He was unable to find an outlet or an inlet, of the
lake.
A Masonic Lodge has been formed at
Kaslo, and other societies will also be
organized there almost immediately.
Mr. Walter Vea', who was lately accidentally shot on Galiano Island, has submitted to an amputation of his leg,whioh
had begun to mortify.
Messrs. Dunsmuir & Sons arc prospecting the coal seams on the property
known as the Sablston and Home farms
near   East   Wellington.
Recent discoveries of indications show
that coal exists south of Okanagan
Lake, but it has yet to be ascertained
whether or not in profitably workable
Beams.
The water iu tlie Thompson river was
the other day so low that the Kamloops
water works were unable to obtain a
sufficient supply for the purposes of
the city.
The Nelson Miner states that all tin
Kaslo lire losses 'which wero covered by
insurance have been met promptly and
otherwise satisfactorily hy the various
companies.
Wm. Lokada and Jimmie Yamadu en-
I gaged in a dirk duel on IJupoitt street,
i Vancouver, on Monday night. Lokada
j was dangerously stubbed in tho beau.
\ Yonianda is iu jail and Lokada In the
hospital.
Tbe Nanaimo Froe Press says there is
great excitement at Texada Island caused
by a report of a rich strike. A party,
including Messrs. Raper, Priest, Webb,
and several others have left to investigate.
Dr. Walkera returned to Nanaimo on
Monday from the North. He found
that tho reported finding.of tho lato
Norman McDougall's body was absolutely
false. What gavo rise to the report is
not known.
Tho Indians of Lytton, taking advantage of the low water in tho Frasor and
Thompson rivor on a bar below the Government bridge, cleaned up about 8700
last week, each rocker averaging 86 per
day. The dredging company will start
with their pump in the bed of the river
opposite where tho Indians have been
rocking.
A number of Victorians, operating under the name of the B. C. Bono Company
have started a new industry at the corner of Governmont and Pembroke streets,
this being the manufacture of bone dust
as a fertilizer. Their plant consists of
an engine and a crusher. The promoters
are confident of Gliding a ready market
for their product, and expect to ship
large quantities.
One of the Vancouver street attractions for the past day or two has been an
enormous devil fish at Fader's fish market. This specimen measures about
soventeen and a half feot across from
tip to tip, the tentacles being about
eight feet in length. The monster was
caught In tho Narrows and according to
Diver Llewellyn is of tho largest size.
Some of it has already beon disposed of,
being highly esteemed by opicures, who
claim it is much superior to shrimps.
In the police court, Victoria, on Tuesday, Andrew Monro, a teamster, was
lined $25 and costs for brutally beating
a baulky horse. On Monday afternoon,
it appears, Supt. Hussey, of the Provincial police, saw Monro, whoso team was
hauling stone up Monzie street, walking
beside one of the animals and striking it
severely upon tbo legs with a heavy
stick because it baulked. Finally, not
content with this brutality and the horse
continuing stubborn, Monro deliberately
struck the poor beast a terrible blow ou
the head, felling it to the ground. Supt.
Hussey immediately had him arrested
and he was lined as stated.
London, March 21.���Notwithstanding
his retirement from tlie premiership Mr.
Gladstone does not propose to remain
Idle. In a letter just received hy Samuel
Westall, the second hand book dealer of
the metropolis, the venerable statesman,
who is now on tho continent, says he Is
about to undertake some new translations of Horace, and asks that he be forwarded all the translations that Mr.
WeVtall can get together. There has
been an improvement in the condition of
his eyes during Ihe past two weeks,
and he can now read and write without
difficulty.
Loudon. March 29.���William Mather,
member of parliament, a member of the
Mather & Pratt Sanford Iron Works, in
his report of the experience of the linn
III the lirst, year's trial of an eight hour
day for its employes, instead of nine
hours, without a reduction of wages,
says the trial was a complete success.
The output has been greater than over
be'ore, ' without increase of expense.
Tiio twelve hundred men employed In
the establishment worked cheerfully in
double shifts during times of pressure
upon tlie works, but have never been
paid, nor havo they expected, overtime.
Mather suggests the adoption of tho
eight hour law. All the newspapers
comment favorably on Mather's plan.
Winnipeg News.
Winnipeg, March 24.���At the Assizes
to-night, Charles Chamberlain, of Toronto, who personated several people at
the last Winnipeg election, was sentenced to three years iu the Penitentiary.
The Court reserved one point for argument before the Full Court in May.
Thomas Collins, thcdefaiiltingSeorotary-
Treasurer of Park's Creek School District, was sent up for seven years.
Tlie sentence iu the Holman election
case lias been given by Mr. Justice Bain.
Tho deputy returning officer was lined
8500, but a point is reserved for Full
Court argument In May. The .linlgo
characterised the case as ono of tho
greatest attempts at ballot box swindling ever attempted In Canada.
During the storm wliich raged furiously throughout the  Province yesterday,
Prof. Jones,  a   resident of Portage ia
Prairie, left with I'. Godore to drive to
the residence of the latter about fifteen
miles distant.    They were overcome  by
i the storm and after a hard struggle had
I to abandon the  rig.   and   Godore  being
t the younger man of the  two  attempted
to curry Jones, who was about 55  years
of age and perfectly fatigued.    After a
1 desperate struggle Ihe  two  men iigiceu
ill  wonld bo wrong  for  both of them lo
��� perish and Godore left  the  old   man  lu
��� the snow while he. after wandering for
1 a mile, found the house of a mail named
1 Huston.     A relief party was organized
and found the  old  genlleiuan   frozen to
I death.
A North Dakota woman who swallowed her  false  teeth   was  successfully
: treated In   St.   Boniface   Hospital   this
��� week.
San Francisco,  March  29.���A  seizure
j of   opium  was   mude   on   the   steamer
Queen to-day.    In the cargo  there were
j three barrels marked   "salmon*' shipped
. by D. Rosen from Vancouver to  M.   Go-
: linn. San Francisco.   Two of the  har-
, rels when opened were  found  not only
to contain salmon but opium,  deposited
In smaller   barrels,  around   whicli   the
salmon   was    packed.     Theso   smaller
j barrels   when   opened   showod 89   live
I tael cans of opium, which were conlis-
1 cated. JSTEW    WESTMINSTER,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   MARCH, 81,  1894
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TIIE POSITION IN DELTA.
"There are tricks In all trades biitour
own," Is an old saw of very general ap
plication. In the newspaper trade it is
an old trick, now happily almost obsolete,
for an editor to manufacture correspondence to bolster up a weak euuso. Of
late years, with a growing appreciation
of the distinction in responsibility between editorial opinion and mere matter
of news, occasional editors sometimes
resort to the trick of publishing as news
matter of editorial quality of questionable wisdom, thereby hoping to shift responsibility for the utterance to subordinate shoulders. On a fow occasions
the Columbian of this city has appeared
to the writer to bo guilty of the latter
subterfuge. Perhaps tbo fault is only
in appearance, but really an article appeared in the news columns of our co-
temporary on Wednesday that looks a
little as though the editor wished to
make a point against opponents and at
tbe same time shirk editorial responsibility. The article referred to bears
upon tbo political position in tlie Delta
Electoral District, and in order that the
readers of the CANADIAN mav have a
clear understanding of the case, we shall
be obliged to quote the Columbian's article
In full. It is headed "The Ranks Divld-
" ed���Davies' supporters in Delta all
" muddled up ovor tho selection of a
" candidate,'" and reads as follows:
"The Governmont supporters in Delta
are in a bad way. They can't find a
candidate out of the number offering on
which more than a small knot of the
party can agree. In the vicinity of
Cloverdale, half a dozen of the' faithful
want to bring out Mr. Punch, but tlie
Delta folks say he might as well stay at
home, as tlie Government vote on the
Delta would go against him. Mr. W.
II. Ladner is willing to sacrifice himself
for the well-being of liis country, but,
while It is admitted he would mako a
good run on the Delta, the Surrey people declare his chances would be nil outside tho bounds of that municipality.
On the other hand the Surrey Davieites
believe Mr. II. D. Ilenson would bo acceptable to the Government supporters
in that locality, but in view of tlie fact
that Mr. Ladner Is pretty certain to go
it alone if left out of the nomination, a
split in the Delta vote would be inevitable, and any chance of the election of
either more remote than tho north pole.
Mr. John Kirkland, though willing to
receivo the nomination, is not pressing
his claims vory hard. He is not inclined to pledge himself to a blind support of tho present Administration,
which the Governmont nominee will
have to do. IIo is not considered a
very strong man by the faithful, and lias
not so many friends among the moving
spirits as some of tbe loss modest aspirants for political honors.
A convention was held at Cloverdale
last Saturday for tlie purpose of settling,
on a candidate to run in tlie Government interest, but tt did not accomplish
anything, owing to the differences of
opinion above noted, and the fact that
the Delta contingent was solid against
Mr. Punch, while the Surrey delegates
would not consent to throw blm over.
As the mutter stunds al present, Mr.
I.udner is almost certain lo stand, and,
if his following can prevail upon blm,
Mr. Punch as well, in this case, Mr.
Ladner will probably run as an out and
out independent, prepared to throw his
weight with the side that wins. The
Government ranks are not very strong,
and it would he a real pity to havo tbem
shattered   by    this
amour themsolvos."
offer himself a sacrifice to tlie loose
principles of the so-called Independents. The same holds good iu
Delta, and it is hard to discern wiiere
an Opposition candidate of any reputation can be secured to contest that constituency. There certainly is not a
resident Oppositionist who possesses even
in a very small degree tho confidence of
the people. A qualified man might be
imported, but the electors of that riding
it is certain will not tolerate an importation. Naturally, in a constituency where
all the leading men are on one side, there
is apt to be more than one disposed to
present his claims to the favor of the
electors. It is no secret that Mr. W. 11.
Ladner, an ex-member of the Legislature, would be pleased to be again
honored with the confidence of the
people, or that many settlers throughout the constituency have a high opinion
of the representative capacity of Mr.
Jas. Punch, M.P.P. Mr. Ladner lias
many friends in Surrey and Langley, as
Mr. Punch also has In Delta. Mr. John
Kirkland is a gentleman highly esteemed
in the three municipalities, and so is Mr.
II. I). Ilenson. Any one of these would
leave out of sight anv Opposition candidate that can be placed in that constituency. Hut these prominent public
men of Surrey are not working at cross-
purposes. They are quite agreed, and
they do not propose to make an elective
picnic for some man of no account on
the Opposition side, to tbe detriment of
a party in wliich they have full confidence.
When the Columbian states that a convention was held at Cloverdale on Saturday "for tho purpose of settling on a
candidate to run in the Government
interest," it states what is absolutely
untrue. It is likewise untrue that there
was any difference of opinion at the convention mentioned. On the contrary,
everything went off harmoniously and
to the eminent satisfaction of all present.
The question of a candidate was never
touched upon. Tho convention met for
the purpose of considering tho advisability of forming a political association
in the Government interest. There wero
fifteen duly elected delegates present,
which must be esteemed a fair representation ol a constituency containing fifteen municipal wards and a piece of unincorporated territory. Mr. Wm. Ladner occupied the chair, and the editor of
this paper was appointed secretary, so
that this writer may speak with authority. Tlie convention unanimously
decided to organize "The Delta Political
Association." A rough draft of constitution was discussed clause by clause
and amended to suit. No other business
was submitted, and the delegates returned to their hoiues well pleased with
whut had been accomplished. Hy order,
the constitution has since been printed,
and not being a secret document, tho
editor of the Columbian can obtain a copy,
if he chooses, by calling at this ollice.
Under tbo constitution, a meeting of the
Association will be held at Cloverdale on
7th April for the election of officers.
Some weeks after tbat event, tbe organization will take up tbe question of
choosing a candidate, and in transacting
that business measures will be taken so
that every friend of tho Government in
every corner of the constituency will
have the opportunity of being heard
from. Hence it will bo seen that thero
is no basis for tlie alarm of the Columbian
in regard to the "divided ranks" of the
Government supporters.
humu, the following from the Yokohama Weekly Advertiser of March 10 is
printed:
When tho medical inspection was
made on board the steamer Empress of
India on Friday, previous to her departure for Vancouver, two cases of smallpox were discovered among her Chinese
crew. The passengers wero at once
landed and sent to hospital and the vessel thoroughly disinfected. This caused
a little delay in the departure of the
steamer, which left the harbor shortly
after 1 p.m.
Some one is responsible for what in
plain language is an outrage. The first
questions the public will ask are: Did
Dr. McNaughton Jones know of tlie two
cases and fail to do his duty? Or did
the doctor and officers of the Empress of
India falsely lay claim to a clean bill of
health? The India should have been
quarantined und should still be in quarantine. Victoria took lessons In smallpox epidemics at au enormous cost, and
will simply not have another if any
means on earth can be effectual in preventing it.
SMALL-POX    AGAIN.
unique    opposition
The above, it is clear. Is not a recital
of news, hut essentially a statement of
editorial opinion of a kind that ono can
easily understand a reasonably careful
editorial writer would not be over ready
to commit himself to. We propose to
offer sonic criticism, fronting the  articlo ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
as one for which  the  editorial   manage- \ 1',h"1"''1 "f h��r'    'j'1"'* .w"lv '.'*"."'r'"1. '?
.   ...   ���,   ,     , ,,     "     the quarantine, the ship was disinfected,
men) of the Columbian Is responsible.        ; ,lMll Ul(, Slllm, da,( wil|, only a few hours*
In the lirst place It  Is   not   true  that    '
To many people in the city of Vancouver the immunity of tho Canadian Pacific Railway Company from the penalties
of carrying infectious diseases is a matter of liigb indignation. Tho late visitation of small-pox introduced into this
Province, and thenco spread to Eastern
Canada, hy a C. P. R. steamship from
Hong Kong is still fresh in the memory
of the people. That gross carelessness
cost many lives,., great misery, and an
enormous expenditure of money. Tho
public had to bear the burden, and the
lords of the C.P.R. perhaps did but smile
at tlie troubles of the common herd. The
calamity, mayhap, is again upon us and
from the same source. The following
pertinent ortblo is from the Victoria
Times :
Another Canadian Pacific Steamship
afflicted with small-pox has been allowed
to enter port freely and given a chance
to spread contagion without a single
cheek. On Friday, .March 2. the day
the Empress of India left Yokohama,
two well developed cases of small-pox
among her Chinese crew were discovered
out regard  to   the  needs of
inuuity,   while at  the   same
inquests   appear   to    invest
physicians with rights of law,
obvious that it is the duty of
tho com-
timo late
practicing
it appears
the law to
interfere, and say what shall constitute
relating to the contract with tlie company; and this Mr. Hrown gavo to him.
Mr. Home spoke in support of the
bill.
Mr. Kellie said he considered that this
bill  simply   proposed   to  throw   away
Sis.ooo a yoar on a non-productive under-
.  , . . .     .,     ,  .       .     �� ,, ��� ; taking, and that it is going  a  little  too
a lawful fee. not in  the  interest of the | jftr   -'���
physician
but in tho interest of the
afflicted. It would not be out of order
for the Legislature to take this question
up at the present sitting. There must
he a change soon. Inquests and verdicts
in favor of professional men are getting
too common.
THE  LEGISLATURE.
MR. KELLIE AND TIIE Hill DOE.
Synopsis of Proceedings.
The second reading of the Eraser river
bridge bill came up iu the Legislature
on Tuesday, lion. Mr. Davio had tho
measure in hand, and it was passed with
only one dissenting voice, as appears
from the Parliamentary report lu another
column, in order that Mr. Rand, representing the Frasor Valley and Bur-
rurd Inlet railway company,should have
no ground of complaint in regard to the
cancellation of lust year's bridge act, It
wus provided that the new Act shall not
come Into force until 1st May, by wliich
time Mr. Rand will either make a success or failure of his negotiations to
fulfil tho original contract. Mr. J. 0.
Hrown, it will be observed, speaking for
this city, justly objected to any unnecessary delay in the projection of tho
enterprise, and spoko in favor of the
bill, thereby truly expressing tho sense
of bis constituents.
Tho member who dissented was Mr.
Kellie, of West Kootenay, and it devolves
upon this journal to set that gentleman
right bofore the pooplo of tho Lower
Fraser. Mr. Kelllo looks upon tho
bridge here as a deserving public work,
and is as earnest a supporter of tho proposed aid as any, member In the House.
Ho was quite well assured that the
bridge bill was absolutely safe, and his
action on Tuesday was taken merely to
show up the inconsistency and lack of
principle ol the Mainland Opposition.
It will be remembered that Mr. Hrown
and other of his colleagues committed
themselves to the absurd principle that
the present Legislative Assembly being
unrepresentative should therefore refrain from voting any monies for nonproductive works, or any works not
necessary to the ordinary conduct of
Government. That was the position
taken by Mr. Hrown at tho opening of
the current session. On the bridge, question Mr. Kellie dcliborataly placed the
member for this city in the position of
having either to scandalize his avowed
principles, or to vote against a measure
anxiously desired by the whole body of
bis constituents. It was certainly an
ugly box for an honorable member to bo
placed in. Mr. Hrown, as usual, surrendered his principles to prospective
popularity, and Mr. Kollio scored a
triumph amidst tho laughter of tho
whole House.
Tuesday, March 27.
The House met at 2 p.m., after the
Easter vacation. In the absence of the
Speaker, on motion, Mr, Martin took the
chair.
Mr. Croft moved that the bill for tho
better protection of bottlers and manufacturers of beverages be placed ou tho
orders for second rending to morrow,
Hon. Mr. Heaven  said  he  thought  it
The money he thought might better
I be laid out on roads in the interior. He
could not understand how any member
| who, like Mr. Hrown, claims that this is
not a representative assembly, can consistently voto for sueh a proposition as
this. (Laughter and applause.) He was
more surprised at Mr. Hrown because
the effect of tbe construction of the
bridge would not be to assist the city of
New Westminster, which that gentleman
represents, but rather the city of Vancouver.
Hill read a second time, Mr. Kellie
alone dissenting.
Tho House again went into committee
on the succession duties bill, Mr. Croft in
tho chair. Tho several clauses wero
agreed to after discussion.
The House again went into committeo
on the mineral act amendment bill, Mr.
Grant In the chair.
Hill reported complete with amendments.
Hon. Mr. Davie presented messages
from His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor
transmitting bills to amend the school
there Is a division  in   tlie  ranks  of  the
Government supporters In Delia. Neither
has anything transpired to offer even a
basis for such a suggestion. There are
three prospective candidates for Delta
In the Government Interest, and others
may yet come forward. Hut this, Instead
<>f being a token of weakness, Is a manifestation of strength. The fact Is, overy
prominent man in Delta riding Is a supporter of Mr. Davie's Ministry, and the
same peculiarity Is noticeable in every
electoral district in tlie Province. The
popular public men aro all on the Government side. Here In Westminster
there are half-a-dozen leading men inclined in hear the Government standard,
while,  leaving  out   Mr.   Hrowr
delay, proceeded lo Victoria. Sh
rived here at noon on Tuesday, March
13. The tender whicli met her here
carried nearly fifty residents of this city,
who, unconscious of any danger, hoarded
the ship and freely mingled with the
passengers. About 72 Chinese, 211 Jup-
nuese and eight white passengers left
the ship here. She lay here all day, and
many of the crew and white passengers
came ashore. They were all properly
suspects, yet tbey visited hotels and
shops and brushed against people who
would have taken to their heels had they
known that tliey came from an infected
ship. The Empress went on to Vancouver; about 100 coolies were sent across
the continent to go to the West Indies,
and some 70 were left in bond In Vancouver. At the latter place when the
period of incubation hud expired a case
developed among the  Chinese, and there
���,���.. ; is only too  much danger of the Infection
Liieie,      , ,.     ,,
l_1_^_^aH^^^|        having spread furtlier.
probably is not 11,   Ilie  oltv   another  re-1     As the authority of  the Times for the
Spoetablo uitiii who would 00  willing  to I statement about the two cases at Yoko-
At an inquest held In this city a few
days ago on the body of a woman who
died from blood-poisoning, resulting from
child-birth, the jury attached to a verdict covering the above, a rider as follows: "We recommend thut all nurses
" should hold a certificate of competence
" from a medical man previous to taking
" charge of cases of aecouchment."
Passing over the point of whether the
Inquest was not a perfectly needless one,
soelng that under like circumstances
women frequently succumb to blood
poisoning under ordinary medical treatment, the question comes up of whether
tlie jury intended their rider tu apply to
nurses in the rural districts or only in
the city. Juries sometimes make much
broader statements than they really
intend to iu adding riders to their
verdicts. 11 would be u monstrous thing
if only certificated nurses are to be employed in the country districts, for such
nurses nre rurely lo be hud, though there
are all over the   Province  many   women
iu every other respect perfectly competent to render sorvico at such-times.
The rnslof procuring a certificated nurse
or a professional accouclier is in most
cases entirely boyond the means of Ihe
ordinary settler. Moreover, It has yet to
be shown t hut the risk of blood-poisoning
Is any greater under the treatment of
country matrons, than where supervised
by  men   bred  lo   the   profession,    Tho
writer's observation covering twenty
years indicates the contrary. .No doubt
this is a kind of heresy, but any one
who takes the trouble to Investigate will
find that of ull the sciences, that of
medicine lias made the least progress In
the last fifty years. Nor aro we disposed
to hit this occasion pass without calling
attention to the exorbitant foes exacted
by professional medical men. 825 for an
aecouchment In the present condition of
the average British Columbian's finances
Is au outrage. It wus bad enough in
boom lime, being then out of proportion
to the comparative fees of other professional mon, Now it is a scandal, and
it Is little wonder that tlie services of
the "doctor" are not always called in.
The medical profession being a close
society, regulating their own fees  with-
liad been shown upon the previous motion
for its second reading that the bill is not j JCtj, to authorize Jhe saloof certain lands
0110 in tho Interest of the  Province,    lie
moved   in  amendment  thut  the  bill be
rend a second lime this duy six  months,
which lie said would give the gentlemen
I to the Bishop of New Westminster; and
lo provide for the formation of  councils
J uf labor conciliation and arbitration.
Ordered, that the messages and accom-
supporting the hill an opportunity  of 11'liuying hills be taken Into consideration
making it a test question before the olec
torate.
lion. Mr. Davie said he thought the
House had not quite understood tho hill
when it was last beforo them, at all
events he had not when he unwisely undertook to move its second reading lutlio
absence of the member who introduced
it. Tho intention of tho bill is not to
prevent the buying and selling of old
bottles, but rather to prevent Imposition
upon tho public by the sale of articles in
bottles other than Indicated by the labels
or by the letters stamped upon the
bottles.
Mr. Sword asked the Speaker to rule
whether or not the blll'was in ordor.
The Speaker (Mr. Martin) said ho did
not think the bill an interference, with
trado and commerce, and not having had
opportunity to givo the matter any
consideration ho would not rule it out of
order.
Mr. Hrown spoke in support of tho
amendment.
Dr. Milne said he had learned since tho
bill was in tins Douse before that 0110 man
alone in VlotoriO would lose$8,000, being
the value of stamped bottles which be
has on baud, should this bill become law.
It practically provides that bottles which
have been sold with their contents cannot bo made use of by tho purchasers,
but must bo destroyed or returned without recompense to thoso who have already been paid for them.
The amendment was carried on division.
Mr. liooth moved that tho standing orders of tlie House bo suspended in regard
to bill (No. 33) intituled "An act to authorize tlie Hull Mines, Limited, to construct tramways and electrical and other
works in Hie vicinity of Nelson," to allow
the bill to be placed in tlie position on
the orders of the day that it occupied
when it was ruled by .Mr. Speaker not to
be properly before the House.
Motion agreed to.
lion. Mr. Davie moved tho second reading of the Fraser river bridge bill. Tho
object of this, he explained, is to supplement the assistance granted last session,
when it was provided that upon the city
entering into an agreement which would
securo the construction of the bridge
there should be paid out hy the Province
tho sum of $105,000 in soven equal
annual payments. This promise of assistance had, however, not proved sufficient, and It is now proposed to increase
tho grant by the sum of S3,000 a year, as
it has been found that tho city cannot
procure tho construction of tho bridgo
with the aid provided for In tho act of
last session. As the bridge is recognized
to be a work of great importance to the
Province, it has been thought advisablo
to supplement that aid.   The act of last
session contemplated an arrangement
witli the Hurrard inlet and Fraser Valley
railway company by which they should
construct the bridge, but now it is proposed to authorize tho city of New Westminster ilsell to construct the bridge,
und the said aid is lo he granted to the
city irrespective of any company. Tho
company mentioned had actually entered
Into some arrangement witli the city,
but that had amounted to nothing.    Ho
to-morrow. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Hon. Mr. Davie moved for leavo to introduce a bill to amend  the jurors act.
Hill read a first time.
The bill respecting the Victoria electric
railway and light company was read a
third time and passed; so was tho bill
respecting certain public works in tho
municipality of Richmond.
Mr. llorno moved the second reading
of tho bill to repeal tho wide tiro act;
and aftor somo discussion Mr. Keith
moved in amendment that it be read a
second time this day six months. Tho
amendment was carried on division of
17 to 8, tho minority being Messrs.Ifaker,
Heaven, Davie, Fletcher, Home, Smith,
Tumor and Vernon.
The House again went into committee
on tho game protection bill, Mr. Keith
in the chair.
Tho House adjourned at 11.05 p.m.
Wednesday, March 28.
The Speaker took tho chair at 2 p.m.
Dr. Watt, chairman, presented tbo roport of the select committee on forestry.
Roport read and received.
Hon. Mr. Davio presented a return to
the order of the House for further information with rospect to thn Nsfkusp &
Slocan railway.
The House wont Into committee of'the
whole on the messages of His Honor the
Lieutenant-Governor, trausmitttng tho
following bills, wliich were then introduced and read a lirst time:
To authorize the sulo of certain lands
to the Bishop of Now Westminster;
To amend the public school act 18111
and amending acts;
To provide for the formation of councils of labor conciliation and arbitration.
lion. Mr. Davio moved the second
reading of the drainage, dyking and irrigation bill. He explained that this is
an amendment and consolidation of existing acts, but confers much greater
powers on tlin commissioners, especially
in the matter of borrowing tlie money
required for theu' works. In respect to
the guarantees which may bo mado the
bill makes considerable alteration. Tho
Lieutenant-Governor in Council was
given iu tbo former act power to guarantee two-thirds of the interest on condition that the commissioners themselves
found tho other one-third. This last
named requirement had prevented the
guarantee clause being put into operation, and it has been omitted from tho
present bill. The guaranteo is, however, limited so that it may not amount
to a greater sum than 815,000 in any
year; and tbo legislature thus has control of tho matter and can say whether
or not it is advisable after a trial to go
beyond tbat amount. He would not
take tbe time now to explain all the provisions, which can bo fully dealt with
later on; the principal altoratton is In
respect to tbe guarantee as just stated.
Tills, he thought, will enable the provision to be taken udvantago of by the
owners of land to be dyked aud by the
Commissioners. There are larger areas
which it is very desirable to reclaim,
and unless some such scheme as this is
adopted this land must, it scorns, remain
undyked. To facilitate such reclamation be bad   introduced  this bill, which
believed, however, that negotiations are j lie thought will have that effect.
oing on to revive the company's rights,
which undoubtedly have lapsed,
Dr. Milne thought that this bill should
not he passed without some protection to
the rights of the Hurrard Inlet and
Eraser Valley railway company, who
have already spent about $00,000 In connection with Ihe construction ol' Ihe
bridge. He understood thut negotiations are now pending with the city, and
that tho company's financial arrangements have been almost completed in
.New York, but tills hill would sweep
away altogether any private rights which
may exist.
Hon. Mr. Vernon said he did not, think
any injustice can arise out of this hill,
1111 arrangement having been practically
agreed upon by which If the act does not
come into ell'ei ��� 1 utll 'be 1st  of May ull
parties will bo satisfied.   ITn was assured I
by agents representing ihcc inpany that'
if their arrangements are not  completed
by the 1st of  May,   there  will   bo  little
likelihood of their being able to complete
them at i)ll.    The oity also Is quite satis- j
Mr. Sword asked If the bill gives any
I power to assess  lands belonging to the
fled that such an arrangement shall be
made, and If Ihe company  can complete j the fraser river bridge
their financial operations as desired, the j having   beon   adopted
Dominion.
Hon. Mr. Davie replied that the mutter of Dominion lands wliich would be
improved by such works us proposed bus
been ihe subject of correspondence with
the Dominion Government, and ho had
been led to beljeve that assent to the
assessment of these hinds will be forthcoming.
Mr. Grant spoke in support of the bill,
and iu advocacy of the extension If possible of tlie principle of such guarantees
so us to assist the farmers in their
general operations.
Hon. Mr. Heaven said he considered
the bill dangerous in principle and that
ho would vote against tho second
rending.
Mr, Booth favored the principle of the
bill, though he thought there are some
provisions in it which should receive
very careful consideration iu committee.
Hill read a sec 1 time.
The House went Into committee on
the bill respecting the grunting of aid to
Several clauses
tbe  committee
city will wdsh them every success In th
undertaking,   if, however, tho company
cannot go on with the work, then the
city wishes lo have authority to take It
up Without delay, It Is proposed to Insert In the hill a clause providing that It
shull not come lulu effect until proclaim
rose and reported progress.
After recess the House again went
Into committoo on tbe Fraser river
bridge bill, which was reported complete
witli amendments,
lion. Mr. Davie presented messages
from Ills Honor the Lieutenant Governor
ed by the Lieutenant-Governor "in Coun-I transmitting the following bills:
ell; and to protect the interest of tlie
Province as a whole It is proposed to
Insert also a clause providing that tho
operation of tlie bridge shall be mude
subject to the approval of tho Lieutenant-Governor In Council.
Mr. Iii own spoke in support of tho bill,
and daularod that the city of New Westminster   would   object,   lo   having    the
enterprise Indefinitely postponed, or laid
over for another year, 011 the chance that
the company named would be able to go
j on with It.
lion. Mr. Heaven asked  for Informa
tion  with respect  to  tho  city  by-luw Ultting.
To provide for the appointment of
Official scalers of sawlogs and other cut
timber;
Respecting the Cariboo hydraulic: mining company; 	
Respecting the Horsefly hydraulic
mining company:
To authorize the grant of certain
lauds to the Westminster ,t Vancouvor
tramway company. .
Tlie House took into consideration tho
roport from committoo of the whole on
the   municipal   act,   the   discussion   of
which took up  the remainder of  tho
Thursday, March 29.
The Speaker took the chair at 2 p.m.
Dr. Watt moved the resolution of
wliich he had given notice, asking that
representations be made to the Dominion
government to secure the inspection at
tho point of departure of passengers and
goods coming from Asiatic ports.
Mr. Sword moved an amendment to tho
effect that a strict inquiry be instituted
us to the facts relating to the introduction of smallpox, by tho last Empress,
and that any official responsible for a
violation of the quarantine regulations
be prosecuted according to law.
Amendment lost on division and resolution adopted.
Mr. Martin moved that the House again
go into committee on tlie game protection
bill.
Mr. Booth movod iu amendment that
tlie House go into committee this dav six
months.
Mr. Martin protested against thus killing the measure-
Mr. Hunter said ho had been in favor
of tbo bill as introduced, but since the
committee the other night adopted the
amendment of tlie leader of the Opposition the hill had become one for the
destruction of the game instead of for its
protection, and he would therefore support the amendment.
The amendment giving the six months'
hoist was adopted on division of 13 to
11.
Tbe House wont into committee on the
Hue fences and water courses bill, Mr.
Semlin in the chair.
Bill reported complete without amendment.
The Douse went into committee of the
whole on the bill to amend tlie homestead
act, to provide for tho exemption of certain goods and chattels from seizure, Mr.
Grant in the chair.
After considerable discussion,on motion
of Mr. Rogers, tho committoo roso without reporting.
The messages of His Honor tho Lieutenant-Governor transmitting them having been considered in committoo of tho
whole, tho following bills wero Introduced and read a first time:
Respecting tho Horsefly and tho Cariboo
hydraulic mining company;
To authorize the granto! eortain lands
to the Westminster and Vancouver tramway company;
To provide for tho appointment of
official scalors of sawlogs and other cut
timbers.
Hon. Mr. Vernon moved tbo second
reading of the bill to authorize tho sale
of certain lands to tho Bishop of New
Westminster. Ho explained that this
land had boon set apart as a church re-
servo at the time of tbo original survey,
that application to purchase It had been
made by the Bishop; that the subject
had at tho instance of Mr. Hrown been
reported up to the House by a select
committeo in 1802, and that that report
recommends the sale, which the Government now asks authority to mako as a
tardy act of justice. In law it is questionable whether or not the church can
claim the land, but he thought the seo of
Columbia has a very strong moral right
to acquire it at a fair price.
Bill read a second time.
Hon. Col. Baker moved tbo second
reading of the bill to amend tlie public
school act, He explained the important
clauses added to this bill since its former
introduction, one of these providing that
tlie high schools shall bo created col-
legiato institutes, so that they may
affiliate with certain universities in
Eastern Canada.
Dr. Watt spoko in support of the bill,
but suggested that tho collegiate institutes should have authority to affiliate
each with more than one university.
Bill read a second time.
lion. Mr. Turner moved the second
reading of the bill to providofor councils
of labor conciliation and arbitration,
which be proceeded to explain. It would
be noticed, he said, that the bill does not
provide for any compulsory arbitration,
which in other countries has boon found
unworkable, while tho principle of
voluntary arbitration has boen found
vory successful in operation, and the
councils of conciliation havo been able
to adjust tho matter in dispute in fully
nino-tentlis of the cases submitted to
them. The commissioners to bo appointed under this act will keep records
of every disputo dealt with, whether
settled or unsettled, which will no doubt
I prove very useful for reference.
Mr. Semlin expressed doubt that any
I good whatever would como out of tho
i bill, any more than bad resulted from
! the bill of last year. He thought volun-
1 tury arbitration can be resorted to at
any time without any reference to a bill
j of this kind.
Mr. Foster said he had always been of
] tho opinion that compulsory arbitration
j is a delusion, and consequently  if  thoro
i is to bo any arbitration at all It must bo
voluntary, and the only part a govern-
; mont can play In the matter is to have
machinery at hand which  can Immedl-
1 ately be put into operation.   He thought
the bill probably as much us can  bo accomplished at   the   present   time,  and
therefore would support it.
Dr. Watt spoke lu support of tbo bill.
Mr. Hrown took exception to the power
given to appoint a deputy commissioner,
permanently if desired, while there is no
provision in tho estimates for such un
officer, lie objected also to limiting the
application of the act to disputes affecting not loss than fifteen employes, as he
felt that to thus arbitrarily fix the number might prevent very desirablo arbitration in connection with industrial
establishments having perhaps only
twelve or thirteen hands. Those were
points, however, which might be dealt
with in committee, and lie would vote
for the second reading.
Bill read a second time.
Tho roport from committeo on the
Fraser river bridge bill was adopted, and
the bill was read a third time ami passed.
Tho House went Into committee on tho
bill respecting tlie union of certain Methodist churches In Canada, Mr. Hunter In
the chair.
Bill reported complete without amendment. Roport adopted and bill read a
third time and passod.
The House went into committee on the
bill respecting aid to drainage, dyking
and irrigation, Mr. Stoddart In the chair
Mr. Semlin asked why tho principle of
guaranteeing   Interest on   theso   bond
should be adopted now, when so much
work  has  been done by private enterprise.
Hon. Mr. Davie replied that, though
certain favored tracts of land liavo been
dyked through private enterprise, there
are large areas whicli cannot, be dyked
without such assistance as proposed, and
in administering the blil euro will be exercised that It  is applied only to land a^3
NEW   WESTMINSTER,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   MARCH, 31,  1894.
most in need of assistance, but likely to
^ be remunerative when dyked. Private
7 enterprise has established the success of
tbo principle, and the Government therefore have the greater confidence in putting this measure before the House.
Mr. Kitchen asked why tho Government did not borrow tbo money and do
the work themselves.
Mr. Brown agreed with what tlie Attorney-General had said about the necessity for assisting to secure the dyking of
tho less favorably situated lands to which
privato enterprise had not been applied.
He suggested that the bill should be
made to apply to some of tho works now
in progress.
Hon. Mr. Davio complimented the hon.
momber for Westminster city for doing
the Government the justice of supporting
it in an admittedly good measure, and
for having given valuable assistance in
connection with the bill.
Mr. Kitchen again asked why the Government had not found the whole monoy,
or guaranteed the principal as woll as
intorest���something he would vote for.
Hon. Mr. Davie congratulated the last
speaker on the new light whicli appealed
to have dawned upon him, and expressed
the hope tbat now Mr. Kitchen would be,
found holding up both hands for tie
Nakuskifc Slocan railway guaranteo. He
wished, however, to point out why this
principle, so properly applicable to a
railway enterprise, need not lie applied
to such works as dyking, where the se-
enritv of tbe borrower is on the land,
wliich year by year increases In value.
Mr. Semlin said he was still not satisfied that a guarantee is called for: and
he askod why the Government should
not just as properly assist in clearing of
land In the timber regions, llo was
afraid that after tlie passago of this hill
the Government would be Hooded with
applications for assistance to all sorts of
schemes for tho benefit of the farmers.
Hon. Mr. Vernon said thn Government
being the natural guardian of the farmers, It was not a subject for fear or surprise if they aro likely to be called upon
to assist in tbo development of tho
country.
Bill reported complete with amendments.
The House went into committeo on tho
bill to amend tbe jurors act, Mr. Horno
In the chair.
Bill reported complete witb amendments.
The House adjourned at 11:30 p.m.
Uow Sandy Proposed.
It happened lung syne. And when I
think of that soft summer evening 1 can
still see tho gloom on the purple heathor
that covered the Scottish moor. My
mothei stood In the doorway of our little
cot, and shading her eyes with ber band
from the glinting rays of the sotting
sun.
"I'm thinkin', Jessie." quoth she,
'���that Nancy has wandered far afield. I
dinna hear even the sound of her bell
a-tlnklin'. It's a muddy tramp ye'll hae,
for the holds '11 soggy after tbe rain; but
mebbe ye'll meet with Sandy Hums, an'
he'll help ye. nae doubt."
"Bother Sandy Bums," says 1, as I
tilted my siinbonnet over my nose an',
took the milkin' pail. "I can milk the
cow without his help," an' I tossed my
head.
"Well, Snebbe you can," replied my
mother.
I was alight-hearted lassie, an' tripped
along to the tune of 'Over the bills and
far away,' calling between breaths,
"Nancy, Naan-cy-ee-ee I " but no Nancy
otmld 1 find until I came to the long
meadow, and there I saw Nancy stand-
in' quietly chewing her cud in the far
corner that skirted tho cross roads. Tbe
meadow was too swampy for me tb
drive her home, so I picked my way over
to milk her where she stood, but tbe
trouble was now I had nothing to sit
upon. Just tbeu��I beard somebody come
^along tho cross roads whistling "When
the kye conies hame," an' I stooped down
my head to speak to Nancy.
"Hae ye milk't yet?" inquired the
whistler.
"Na," says I.    "I hae nae creeple."
Ho loaped over the ditch, an' came an'
stood fornenst Nancy, as I tucked my
skirts roun' me to hunker down. Sanly
thought a minute, then he bent an'
crooked out his knee. He tapped it with
his hand an' said:
"Sit agin that. Jessie; it'll keep yo
dry an' off the groun'." I sat on his
knee until.tho milkin' was done, and
then I stood up wi' my back to him.
"How do ye like makin'a creeple stool
of yourself?" 1 says, with a nervous
laugh.
He slipped his arm aroun' my waist as
we stood together in the gloumin,' an'
put his head over my shoulder till his
cheek touched mine, an' softly he whispered In mv ear:
"Jessie, lass, I'll male' a creepie stool
o' ma-sel for the rest o' ma days, if ye'll
only sit on me."
An' now he compluius thut I aye sit ou
him.���A'.  P. Recorder.
Dominion Parliament.
Ottawa, March 27.���Tho Hon. Geo.
E. Foster spoke for five hours to-day In
delivering his budget speech. Sir Richard Cartwright moved the adjournment
of the debato without speaking. There
aro about 000 changes in tho tariff. One
of tlie principal ones to British Columbia
is that in regard to eoko and smelting
works machinery, wliich will be admitted
free, if not manufactured in Canada.
Tlie reduction in changes of various
items meant the loss of revenue to the
extent of $1,500,000. Concluding, Mr.
Foster said that tho total imposts on
dutiable goods under the new tariff in
Canada was about 28 per cent, as compared with about 30 per cent, under tbe
Wilson bill as it now stood.
Reports from San Francisco state that
the California coal market is likely to
continue dull for a long time to come.
Ottawa, March 27.���A largo deputation of Prohibitionists, representing all
tne provinces, waited npon Sir John
Thompson and other members of the
Government this afternoon and passed a
resolution asking for a law prohibiting the
sale and manufacture and importation of
liquor for beverage purposes and protesting against tlie ratification of the French
treaty in its present form. Sir John
Thompson, In reply, said the Government would not introduce a Prohibition
Act this session, and he would make no
pledges for the future. The Government would bo guided to some extent by
what the Royal Commission on the liquor
traffic, which has just completed its
abors, reportod.
Winnipeg, March 20.���The Inland Revenue Department received a communication from Noepawa this morning conveying the news of the seizure of an
illicit whiskey still which has beon In
operation near that town for somo time
on a farm belonging to W. J. Irwin, four
miles south of Neepawa. Tho whiskey
is being manufactured and sold at Neepawa and Gladstone. Upon examining
the premisos tho officer found a secret
room in the house, through the floor of
which there was a drop to tho cellar.
From the collar thero was an underground passage leading to a barn and
in these two buildings themanufacuring
was being done.
Reading, Pa., March 23.���A sight was
witnessed in this city to-day, tho like of
which was nover seen beforo. Tho
Reading Traction company is about
changing somo of its tracks for tho
trolly, and about 500 men applied for
work. Tho tools wero placed in a cart
and tho men wore told tbat those who
secured either pick or shovel would be
given work. A rush followed and in the
scramble many of the older mon were
knocked ovor. Only about 200 persons
secured tools. One man said: "I have
been living In Reading fifty-two years,
and this is the first time I ever saw a
struggle like this for employment."
Emigration to Africa.
Birmingham, Ala., March 22.���Three
thousand representative negroes were in
attendance here yesterday upon the
stato convention of negroes recently
called by Rev. A. .1. Warner and others,
to consider the question of emigration tu
Africa. The depressed condition of the
race and the fact that they are making
no progress was discussed. It was the
sense of the meeting that, Africa being
the natural home of the negroes, those
in this country should return to that
continent as soon us possible, and establish llieru a great nation such as the
whites hud established in America. 11
was agreed that "as the white men had
brought Hie negroes to America, tliey
ought to pay their fares back to their
native land." Resolutions to that effect
wero passed, lt wus resolved to urge
upon all negroes in America to take
Similar action. Bishop Turner, of Georgia, was present and advocated emigration. Propositions have already beon
received from steamship lines to transport the negroes either from New Orleans
or Savannah as soon as tbey aro ready
Hi go.	
A large deer was caught in tbo lake
lust Monday, says the Slocan Prospector,
by a prospector who was.out in a row
boat trolling for lish. lie saw three
dcerstart to swim across the lake and
Immediately gave chase. One of them
evidently became exhausted and put lis
head into tlie bout. The prospector cut
its throat with a pocket knife, the only
weapon he had witli him, and at once
started for shore with the carcass,
where he secured a rille and pursued
the, other two deer, ono of wliich be
succeeded in killing.
Los Angeles, Cal., March 27.���Coroner
Gates held an inquest to-day on the body
of Alfred Hodgins, aged 10, a native of
Bellevillo, Ont. Ho was stealing a ride
on the Southern Pacific last night, and
fell off a freight train at Vincent station,
40 miles north of here. The whole of
the lower portion of the man's body was
terribly mangled, and an arm and leg
cutoff. He lived about six hours, and
bofore ho died pitifully begged that no
word be sent to his parents, as they had
already mourned him as dead, and news
of his death would surely kill his mother.
He had run away from home. He was
well educated.
IM of Montreal
Corner of Columbia Si MeKenzie Sts.,
HEW WESTMINSTEE.
Shorthorn Bulls for Sale.
FOR SALE, two thoroughbred Shorthorn
Yearling Hulls. Registered pedigree. For
particulars apply to
II. I). BENSON, Ladners, I!. (!.
CLYDE STALLION,
Tho thoroughbred Clydesdale Stallion.
���Prince CiiAiii.m," registered No. nil. will
make the season of 1S!H at Ladners, Surrey,
and Langley, commencing on Monday, oth
April, IHUi.
TERMS���To insure. $15. payable on 1st of
March, or when  mare is known to be in foal.
11. D. BENSON, Proprietor
CAPITAL, all paid up, $12,000,000
REST,   -    -    ���   6,000,000
MUNICIPALITY OF SURREY.
Court of Revision.
A Savings  Bank
Department
Has  been  opened   iu   connection   with
this Branch.
VfOTIOE is hereby given that the Court, of
IN Revision of the Assessment Roll of the
Municipality of Surrey, lor the year 1894,
will be held In the Town Hall. Surrey Oontro,
on Saturday, April 98th, 1SU4.
A. A. RICHMOND.
Clerk Municipal Council.
Interest Allowed at Current Rates.
At present three and one-half per cent.
Just Received.
A splendid stock of Boots and Shoes, including ladies' slippers
Oxford Ties, and the celebrated English K. boot, all of which
will be sold at the lowest possible prices.
Misses' Oxford Tie,
Ladies'
Men's Lace Shoes,
$1.00
1.25
1.50
Don't fail to give us a call, as we can do better for yoa
than any one in the city:
SINCLAIR & CO.,
Opposite Tramway Office,   603 Columbia Street.
I', o. Box 105,
TBLBPnONH 7-4.
Delta Municipality.
Delta Highway By-law, 1894rf
WHEREAS It is necessary and expedient
to establish highways, and also to rescind certain highways now gazetted, within
tlie limits of the Corporation of Delta :
Bo it therefore enacted by the Reeve and
Councillors of the Corporation of Delta as
follows i���-
Thut the highway established commend nif
on the Cresceui Island road, thence east
along the north side of Lot 105 T 0 as far aa
Lot 103Q Hand having a width of Ki'S feet,
be rescinded ; and in lieu thereof a highway
be gazetted along the line, between RWS
Sec. f T li and Lot 105 T li. and having u width
of ten feet on each side thereof.
This By-law may he cited for nil purposes
as the Delia Highway Hy-law, 1804.
Fussed the Municipal Council on the 10th
March, 1SII4. Reconsidered and llnally passed
on the 17th March, 1804,
WM. II. LADNER,
C. V. GREEN. Reove.
Cleric Municipal Council.
l'ort Townsend, Wash., March 27.
The steamer City of Topeka arrived-from
Alaska this morning bringing news of
the total destruction by lire on tlie Ifith
inst. of BaranolT castle, tbe most historical landmark of tho Territory and
located at Sitka. United States Commissioner C. D. Posers, who had his
rooms and office in the building narrowly escaped witli his life. Tlie castle was
the Iirst place of interest for tourists and
is said to have beon tho homo of the
lirst Russian Governor-General beforo
the Territory was purchased by the
United States.
The Wonderful Temples ut llalbeo.
These temples in Syria, about which
so much lies been said and beard, stand
upon an artificial platform rising about
thirty feet above the level of the surrounding plain. In some respects the
foundation is like that of Solomon's
Temple. This fact hae led some to as
������ribe tho work to David. Even to this day
ihe ruins are Brand in thoir immensity,
like those of the Coliseum at Rome. At
one placo in the foundation, at tbe height
of about 21) feet, there are three immense stones, each measuring 63 feet
long, 15 feet wide and 11! feet thick. How
these stones were quarried, transported
and raised into place is in the category
of the lost arts. On top of this platform
of masonry stand tbe Temples of Balbec
(three of them)���the Temple of tho Sun,
(lie Temple or Jupiter, and tho Great
Circular Temple. The first was 290 fee!
long. Hit) feot wide, and was surrounded
by Corinthian columns 78 feet high and
7 feet<! inches each in diameter at tlie
base. Tbe cap-stones wero each 15 feet
square, and reached from one column tc
tho other. Six of these columns are
si ill standing. Tlie Temple of Jupiter
is almost perfect, even in its ruins, ll
is n most magnificent and imposing
structure.    Its outside dimensions being
2 iJUx 120 feet.	
Rome l:ig Trees.
Tho big tree is surpassed in size only
by the eucalyptus of Australia, while
i he redwood may claim tbo honor of be-
\ the third largest tree in the world.
Tbe litrgest known redwood is 806 feet
in height and twenty feot in diameter.
The big tree atlaiiis'a greater diameter,
but does not reach u proportionates
greator Iwight. Thus there are big trees
recorded having a diameter of forty-one
feet, but we have seen none mentioned
as being over 400 feet in height.
The height of tlie largest known on
calyptus tree is stated to bo 47(1 feet, bin
the diameter in only twenty seven feet.
fcio while tuiler than tho largest big tree.
if their proportions are the samo, the
California tree has about twice tlie bulk
of the ono which grows in Australia.���
St. Nicholas. 	
Suit na n Honlth PtMervor.
I know a woman who at tho age of
forty-nine has the complexion of a poach
and tbe health and vigor of an Irish
peasant; who is ont in nil RortH of
weather and will walk about all day in
hiiow or rain with feot and ankles wet,
and nover take cold.
"How do you koop yourself in such
splendid condition?" I asked.
"Salt!" Bhe laughingly answered. "It
iR salt that preserves my health. I use
it in my bath, as a dentifrice and to
gargle my throat.
"You know, first of all, I come from
good stock and am naturally strong; but
without proper care the best of health
will not last.
"Immediately on getting up I take a
vigorous scrubbing with hot water, soap
and n stiff brush; then I give myself a
douche with ico cold water wliich I
havo made thick with salt, using a
coarso tiesh towol to thoroughly dry my
body. Salt is a great puritior. I use it
in my throat and nostrils, and it is tho
only dentifrico I over use."
NOTICE.
The above Is u true copy of u by-law passed
by the Municipal Council of the Oorporatlon
Of Delia, ou the ITlh March. 1804, aniliill persons ure roqHired lo take notice thut anyone
desirous of applying lo huve such by-luw. or
any part thereof, quashed, must make his
application for that purpose to Hie Supremo
Court wil bin one month next after thepub-
liculion of this by-law in the British Coflun-
blaOazette, or he will bo too lato to be heard
iu I hut behalf.    ,
C. P. GREEN.
Clork Municipal Council.
Hop Lee Lin Kee.
LAUNDRY.
762 Columbia street.
J\ O, llox S
Firsl-ehiss work in best stylo.   Washing: and
Ironing of all kinds, tin; most perfeot und
cheapest in the city,    Hop Lee Lin Keo does
Ids business himself, and does it right.
Notice to Contractors.
TENDERS will be received until ti o'clock
p. m. on Friday, March BOth, 1*!I4. for tho
erection of the L O.O. P. Hall ut Cloverdale,
B.C. Tenders must he aceompiinied by a
bond (signed by one or more responsible persons) for the full amount of the tender, as
evidence of good faith on the part of the
parly tendering and that he is willing to
enter into a contract to erect the building
for the amount of the tender. Plans and
specifications at J.LBreen'B boot and shoe
store, Cloverdale.
The. lowest or any tender not necessarily
accepted,
Tenders to be left with or addressed to
J. 1, Breen, Oloverdalk,
HENRY t. Tinnier.
Chairman Building Committee,
Cloverdale. B.C., March 10, 1804.
GEO.  D.   BRYMNER,
Manaaer.
Estray Horses.
Strayed into the premises of the undersigned in the month of December
last, one gray gelding and ono bay mare.
The owner is hereby required to call und
prove property, pay expenses and tako
the animals away.
W. J. ROBINSON,
Cloverdale, Surroy.
Cloverdale, March 0, 1891.
-AT-
Mcdonald bros.
Best Hungarian Flour, $1.10 per sack.
Best Oregon Flour, SI. 10 per sack.
Best Ceylon Tea, 115 cents per lb.
Granulated Sugar, 2ti lbs., Si.
Yellow Sugar, 81 lbs., SI.
Currants, ir, lbs., SI.   Raisins, 15 lbs. SI
Japan Uicc, 18 lbs. SI.   Beans, 4c. per lb
Tomatoes, io tins, Si.
Com, Peas, und Beans, 11 tins, 81.
American Coal Oil, ��1.00.
Corn Starch, 10 cents per lb.
Bird Seed, 10 cents per lb.
Milk, 15 cents per tin.
Sago, b cts. per lb.   Tapioca, 0 cts. per lb
Pickles, 20 cents per bottlo.
Worcestershire Sauce, 20 cts. per bottle.
Blue Point Oysters, 20 cents per tin.
Column's Mustard. 25 cents per tin.
Pearline. ii lbs., $1.
Fresh Ground Coffee, 25 cents per lb.
Prunes, 12 lbs., SI.
Ev. Apricots, (i lbs., ?1.
Balance of Crockery and Glassware at
a sacrifice.
All  other goods  at equally  low prices.
taT Cash must accompany all orders.
720 Columbia street,
New Westminster, B. C.
Si! Fl
Look at PARNELL & GUNN'S prices:
Beaver Milk, 8 tins for $1,00
11 lbs. Soda Crackers, 25 cents.
1 lb. tins Oysters, 2 for 25 conts.
100 lbs. sacks wheat, $1.50.
100 lbs. sacks Shorts, SI.25.
100 lbs. sacks Bran, 81.15.
0 lbs. Black Tea, 81.00.
5-lb,
Hungarian Flour, 84.45 per barrel.
r> lb. chests uncolored Japan Tea, $1.05 each
Lake of Woods Strong Baker's flour, $4.15
Ceylon Toa, 40c. per lb. 5 lbs. for $1.75.
1 lb. tins good Baking Powdor, 25c. oach.
5-lb. tins English Breakfast Coffee, $1.10.
5-lb. boxes No. 1 Black Tea, $1.50.
boxes good Black Tea,  $1.25.
Opposite C. P: R. Station, Columbia St.,
NEW  WESTMINSTER.
The Toronto
Shoe Store.
We have much pleasure in tendering our second holiday
greeting and wishing you all the compliments of the season.
Our stock is large, of the best goods, and prices are all in
favor of the buyer. We believe in keeping the money moving, small profits and qnick returns, and as times are hard and
money scarce, we will help you out by cutting the profit to the
bone. The trade may squeal, as they have, but it is our customers we wish to please, and we are bound to do that with
Good Goods and Low Prices.    Call and see us.
M. W. MINTHORNE.
J. HENLEY
Manufacturer of
Mineral Water,
THE BON ACCORD
The above steamer makes regular trips
between Westminster and Langley. taking Parson's Channel and thus calling
regularly at tlembl'ougk's brick yard,
Port Kells and all other Intermediate
points. Parties anxious to reach Cloverdale and other points in Surrey, and who
miss the train, will often lind this boat
convenient.
Leaves Westminster every day nt .'1 p. in.
except Saturday, when she leaves at
2 p, in.
Leaves Langley every day at 0 a. in. except Fridays, when she leaves at 8
a. m. for Westminster market.
Extra trip on Saturdays, leaving Langley at 5 ii. in.
No trips on Sundays.
Syrups,
WESTMINSTER, B. C.
Importers    of   Hardware,
Paints, Oils and Window
Glass,    Lime,    Cement,
Leather   and   Rnbber
Belting,      Crockery,
Lamps and   Glassware,
Essences,
Etc., Etc.
Factory in rear of oily Brewery.
Cmiiiifliain St., Hex Westminster, B.C.
After Feb, 1st,
F
W.E.FALES.
L
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THE LEADING UNDERTAKER
OPEN   DAY   AND   NIGHT
Telephone WO. comer of
P.O. BOX ftS. Aunts .V*  Melieirtie Sin.
ALEX.McRAE
MERCHANT TAILOR,
ColumlJia Street New Westminster.
THE  OLD RELIABLE HOUSE.
GOOD STYLE,
OOOD FIT,
GOOD WOBK.
OOOD FABRICS.
The Latest and Choicest Patterns in Scotch
and English Tweeds,Eto., for full und winter
(ict Prices!
will be found In the Store next to Tram-
wity ofllee, lately  occupied  by
Davidson Bros.
Best   and   Largest
Stock in Town.
CASH TALKS,
'     WHEN VOU ARE BUYING   L
COOKING,     S      Q
H HEATING        o    l>
k PARLOUR s
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VANCOUVER ISLAND.
ALL placer elaims and leaseholds in
Vancouver Island and adjacent
Islands legally held may be laid over
from the 15th day of November, 18'.):!,
until the 1st day of June, 1894.
P. (1. VERNON,
Cold Commissioner.
Victoria, li. C. Oth December, 1808.
Any   Style  of  Jewelry
made to order.
-CALL  AT-
M SHIRLEY j>
SEND for PRICES
tt%' Wo make a specialty of repairing
I Chronographs, Repeaters,  and all line
and com plicated watches.
Orders by mail solicited.
JOHN  D.  BENNETT,
New West-minster
& HOY'S,
Dupont Block, Columbia St
WE SELL FOR CASH ONLY.
Fire Insurance PolicyAct, 1893/'
NOTICE is hereby   Riven   that   Ills
Honor the  Lieutenant-Governor
in Council lias named the
1st DAY OK APRIL, 1894,
lu lieu  of the 1st day of January, 1894,
as the date upon  which "An Act to secure  Uniform Conditions  in  Policies of
Fire Insurance," shall come into force.
JAMES BAKER,
Provincial Secretary.
Provincial Secretary's Office,
SOth December, 1893. NEW  WESTMINSTER   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,  MARCH. 31 1894.
���^l&sU'OBA BLIZZAKD.
RAY HARRIOTT DETAILS  AN EXCITING EXPERIENCE.
.1 Time YThan It W�� 47 to BO Below
:"er<> ���A Very Serious Time of It��� Details Only 1'osstMo of Description by
an JCyc-witneis.
It was in the month of February,
1888, that I had my first tilt with a full-
���jrown Manitoba blizzard.
At the time of which I write, I was
interested in some supply contracts with
Lanirdon, Sheppard & Co., who were
engaged in pushing the Canadian Pacific Railway across the continent. We
had buyers placed at different points
throughout the country, to secure the
produce which we needed���mainly oats
���and as there were no banking facilities
outside of Winnipeg at that time, it was
necessary to see these parties from time
to time, and furnish them with funds
necessary to carry on tho business.
It was while on one of these errands
that 1 found myself at the end of tho C.
P. R. south western branch at 1 o'clock
on that bitterly cold Tuesday morning,
with tlie person I wished to see still live
miles further on, The trains ran on this
branch only twice u weel; during tho
winter, and I had the alternative of
either walking that five miles in time to
get hack again to tho train before 7
o'clock in the morning, ill which timo
she was due to leave for Winnipeg, or of
spending the next four days iu tho
wilderness.
I chose the walk. So.Tietween 8 and I
o'clock, I started out into the darkness.
���'. had been over the trail before, and us
ii was fairly well beaten, by feeling tlie
ridge of snow left ill the middle between
the runners of the sleighs with my
feet, I. had no difficulty in following it. The blizzard, which had been
getting worse all night, was now in
full swing with the thermometer, between 47 nnd 50 below zero. As is usual
with such low temperatures, there was
very little wind, but the air was full of
little particles of frost, which bit like
needles wherever they touched the skin.
T soon found it advisable to cover my
face with a silk handkerchief, and after
that I had to go it blind.
There was no settlement at the end of
the track nt that time, nor were there
any houses between there and tho point
for which I was making. So on I pushed, carefully following the ridge in the
centre of the trail.
The last mile or two of the tramp are
somewhat hazy to me. I remember that
I seemed to get extremely cold, and that
I swung my arms and stamped mv feet,
and did everything that I could" think
of to warm myself. Towards the last it
was a question with me whether to lie
down or push on a little further. However, at last I reached the house, and
by some means or other found my way in.
It was not long before Harmer appeared on the scene, and we soon had a
roaring fire and I took a good glass of
gin. I then made the discovery that
my hands and faoe had been quite badlv
frozen. After a good rubbing with
snow, which, by the way, is the universal remedy for frostbites, although nu
exceedingly painful one, I took a seat by
the stove, when I soon made another
discovery, which is, that a thorough
srpod freezing, followed by Tom gin and
a hot room, is a mighty quick way to
get what is popularly known as a "jag
on."
I had explained my errand to Harmer
on his first appearance, and his team
was immediately brought out to get
mo back in time for the train. With
the assistance of the driver, I managed to reach the sleigh and off we set,
but the forepart of the drive is quite as
hazy to me as tho latter part of the
walk. The effects, however, were not
lasting, and long beforo wo sighted the
train I was quite myself again.
On reaching the train a rather unpleasant surprise awaited me. Standing on the open track for seven or eight
hours in the teeth of the blizzard had
been too mnch for our engine, and she
had become what is technically known
ns "dead." It seems that the intensely
hot lire which is necessary to keep up
steam in such weather ns we were ex
periencing is very trying on boilers, the
effect being .to loosen the tubes, thus
allowing the water to escape and put
ont the fire. Once the fire is extinguished the numerous valves and pipes
freeze up, and the machine is useless.
The news was wired to Winnipeg, and
word came back that an engine would
be sunt out at once to bring us in. Tho
car we were iu was not uncomfortable,
if you did not get too Car from the stove,
nnd, ns there were only about a dozen of
us passengers, we each managed to get
about our sT.aro of the heat.       .
As the dining hours came ronnd, we
adjourned to a large navvies' boarding
car which stood close bv, and which
also served as station. Here we were
regaled with the regulation lumber
camp cookery, consisting mainly of pork
and beans, followed by pie, all served
up on tin.
No engine arrived this day.
Early in the morning we were out
looking for the train, and away off in
the distance we could discern the smoke.
We hurried through our breakfasts, expecting that we would soon be ou our
road for Winnipeg. But not so. The
engine was in sight fully three hours,
making its way slowly over tho prairie,
but when it had come within half a
mile of us, it came to a dead stop,
disabled in the same way as our own.
II was a sad disappointment, but the
walking was not good enough to start
out on loot.
i)n the following afternoon at 3o'clock
the third engine reached us. It was
badly crippled, but was still able to
move, Tliey lost no lime, but coupled
on to one of the dead  engines   and the
passengi r coach, and started back. We
dragged along slowly the rest of the
afternoon and all night, and when we
woke in the morning wo had only covered a I.ii <��� over 80 miles, Then the on
giueer nnd that he would have to leavo
theeuj and car on the track oudpush
on to [ ris, the next station, light, as
his sup   y of water was failing.
Sevei I of us decided logo with the
engine, and wo reached Morris about 10
o'clock. Here we had our coiners while
waiting for the rest of tho train. Then
we dragged on again at ihe .same rateof
speed, i i iving in Winnipeg nt I o'clock
on Sat iiuy morning, having taken in
ill iii I I to Dover 104 miles, milking,
in my i ion, the slowest time on record iu ;  ilroading,
On w : lining up damages the C.P.R,
Company found that out of 52 serviceable engines which they had on that division ai ��� ie commencement of the blizzard, tli y had only 13 whicli they could
���_iWlieii it wns over.���Kay Marriott.
ABOUT FIBRE IN IRON.
Comparison of  tho Strength  or  Iron and
Steel.
Reference is frequently made in technical papers to the fibre of iron and
Bteel and the relative strength of these
metals when the samu is injured in
manufacture. Either this is a misnomer
���the fibre of iron���or else a very curious transformation takes place in the
manufacture of it. There is certainly
no fibre in iron ore, the most enthusiastic criticaster will admit that, and none
has ever been discovered in the pig
metal reduced from the ore. Where,
then, does it come from 7 We are told
by men who have given the subject
attention and are competent observers
that the fibre of iron, so-called,
is caused by the impurities in it
not eliminated during its conversion
from ore to the finished bar. This is to
Bay that minuto particles of silica, cinder, what not, are drawn out with the
rod or bar and seporate the contiguous
masses, so that the structure resembles,
or really becomes fibrous in character.
There is no question but that plate iron
or bar iron is stronger in the direction
of its length; test strains show that,
and fractures during test strains show
a more or less tenuous silky structure,
which, for want of a better name, is
called fibrous. Whether this adds to
its strength is open to question. Low
grade steel of the same, or nearly the
same carbonization ns iron, shows a
close crystalline structure, and no fibre
at all yet it is stronger than iron.���Tho
Engineer.
A Remarkable Marriage.
A man in Lebanon, Ind., prominent
in business, is married to a totally blind
woman, who was blind when he married her. Ho was younger then by ten
years than he is now, but he was prosperous, ambitious nnd successful. She
had never seen the sunlight. Sho waB
as handsome as Nydia, and as poor.
He married her, and they have lived together in a peace that passes understanding ever since. They have two
bright children, healthy and perfect;
a good home, thriving business,
a little fortune they havo earned
themsolves, and a public regard that has
no limit. She would give one-half of her
life just to see her husband nnd children.
It would touch your heart to see how
gentle ho is with her, how tenderly they
lead her hero and there. In this age,
when marriage means too little, when
insufficient thought is given to the only
thing worth thinking of���the love that
levels and exalts���when a husband true
ami a wife content are frequent exceptions, is it a wonder 1 bared my head in
that presence? How noble a man he can
be I No life must be commonplace with
a love like that.���Christian Inqnher.
Hurled In Walls.
A traveler through the "land of the
Aztecs" has been giving some interest
ing details of his experiences. Among
other things, he said that when he was
in the City of Mexico he was shown
through some ancient buildings, convents
and jails that wero erected by tne Spaniards several centuries ago. In the wall
I of one of these nncisnt edificos he saw
a small opening, so he naturally enquired
of his Mexican guide what purpose, il
served. He was told that it was one of
those buildings in which criminals were
walled up alive.
"But what is the use of the hole in
the wall?" he asked,
"Well, senor," replied the guide, "as
long as the prisoner lived his food was
handed to him on a plate, and he handed
back the empty plato through the 'nolo:
but when the prisoner handed back the
plate with the food on it untouched,
then the jailer knew that he was dead
already and didn't givo him any more."
���Philadelphia Record.
BEAUTIFUL OTTAWA.
"A FAIR CITY WITH   IT8 CROWN OF
TOWERS."
Provincial Secretary's Office.
HIS   HON
vernor
HONOUR  the   LleUtensnt-Go-
Falntlng.
Fainting is caused by an interruption
of the supply of blood to the brain. The
head should  be lowered immediately.
Often laying tho person down will revive her without other measures.    The
head may be allowed  to hang over the
side of the couch for a few moments.
Smelling salts may be held to the nose
and   h"at applied  over    the  heart  to
stimulate its action.    Open a window or
outer door to admit plenty of fresh air,
and unfasten the clothing to permit free
circulation,    In severe  cases when unconsciousness is prolonged, a mustard
paste may bf placed over  the heart; if
| the breathing stops artificial respiration
I can be begun.   It  is uaeleiB to try to
give stimulants by  mouth  unless  the
I person is sufficiently conscious to be able
\ to swallow.    The attack usually passes
! off in  a few minutes,  but tho invalid
: should be made to lie still and be kept
; quiet for some time after it.
A Few  Facts.
Here are a few solid facts;
The poet Tennyson, could take a
worthless sheet of paper, and by writing a poem on it, make it worth $05,000
���that's genius.
Vanderbilt can write a few words on
a sheet of paper and make it worth $5,-
000,1)00���that's capital.
The I'nited States can take an ounce
and a quarter of gold and stamp upon
it an "eagle bird" and make it worth
f20���that's monoy.
The mechanic can take a material
worth $5 and mako it intoa watch worth
t'iOO���that's skill.
The mercant can take an article worth
75 cents and sell it for $1���that's business.
A lady can purchase a very comfortable bonnet for $11.75, bnt she prelers
one that cost -f27���that's foolishness.
The ditch-digger works tun hours a
day and Snovals three or four tons of
earth for $8���that's labor.
Tho editor of this paper can write a
check foi'$60,000,000, but it wouldn't be
worth a dime���that's rough���Young
Lutheran.
A Queen's odd Needle,
Queen Victoria is in possession of a
curious needle. It was made at the
celebrated needle manufactory at Red-
ditch, anil represents the Trajan Column in miniature. Scenes from the
Queen's life are depicted on the needle,
m finely cut that they are only discern-
able through a microscope,
The Most Picturesque Capital In the
World���Sometlilcg About the ChaadJere
Falls���The Grand View From Parliament
Bill���Dominion Parliament Buildings.
It may have been merely a pardonable
pride of patriotism that made our Canadian poet, Archibald Lampman, declare
that the varied beauty of the natural
surroundings of the Canadian capital,
whero his home is, brings to mind the
lovely environment in which Florence is
sot, that jewel of Italian cities. A little
exaggeration is of course only to bo expected from a poet, and is surely pardonable, as being due to the pride of
over fondness for his home. The plain
truth, however, is that Ottawa is most
beautifully situated, and any ordinary,
average, every-day man, who is not a
poet at all, will, when he visits Ottawa,
Bpeak utany words in praise of the scenery round about what the Marquis of
Lorno called "that fair city with its
crown of towers."
Ottawa, with a population of more
than -15,000, has been growing rapidly of
late years, and its people, whoso proudest boast used to be that it is "the most
picturesque capital in Iho world," are
now predicting that in the future it will
be a great manufacturing and railway
centre. The great water-power afforded
by the Chauiiiere and the Rideau Palls
have long sinco made Ottawa the chief
lumber-milling centre iu the nonunion.
Tho Chaudiere Falls���so named by the
first of tho early Jesuit missionaries
who, as they voyaged up lb" Ottawa
River in their canoes from the St. Law-
renee.came in sight of the cloud of mist
above tho chaudiere, "cauldron" or
"kettle"���resembling in shape the rim
of a huge cauldron, over whicli the
waters of tho River Ottawa, the third
greatest rivor in volume in all Canada,
pour into tho seething Chaudiere, which
is here set between the provinces of Ontario and Quobec. In ihe immense lumber mills at the Chaudiere, about 200,-,
000,000 feet of lumber are sawn overy
summer. During the busy season the
mills, in which thousands of men aro
employed, work at night, and are light
ed by electric light.
The other waterfall at Ottawa is the
Rideau Fall, about half a mile from tho
Chaudiere, where the waters of the Rideau River leap into tho Ottawa. The
Rideau Fall, which is 00 feet in height,
is divided by Green Island. It is a singularly beautiful fall, and takes its name
from its resemblance to a curtain���rideau. Governmont House, the viceregal residence of the Governors General of Canada, takes its name of Rideau
Hail from this waterfall, from which ii
is only a stone's throw distant. Across
the Ottawa River, opposite Rideau Hall,
is the mouth of the Gatineau River,
along which, before its junction with
the Ottawa many are most picturesque
brawling rapids.
The finest, widest view in Ottawa is
that obtained from Parliament Hill.���a
steep, bold promontory rising 100 feet
from the River < Utawa,Tits sides thickly
wooded with evergreen, its summit
crowned with the national buildings and
their "crown of towers." From Pnrli.i
ment Hill you look across the river.
over miles and miles of country, to the
blue Laurentian mountains along the
far northern horizon rim, and in what
ever direction your gaze falls over this
vast panorama, it falls somewhere, if the
season be summer, upon the shining
curve of a river.
The Parliament buildings are built of a
cream-colored sandstone from the vicinity of Ottawa. The dressings, stairs,
small gables and pinnacles are of Ohio
freestone, and pleasing variety is given
by tbe relieving arches of red Potsdam
sandstone over the door and window
openings. The roofs are of Vermont
slato of dark color, variegated by light
green bands. Inthecentr.il building,
which is 475 foet long, are the House of
Commons and the Senate chambers. A
massive clock tower 225 feet high rises
from the centre of the building. From
its summit ovory night when the House
is in session a powerful electric light
shines forth, which is visible from ail
parts of Ottawa.     This idea has been  | the full age of twenty-one years, havln
! FarmsI*
j
has been pleased to appoint
the following persons to bo Collectors of
Provincial Voters for the several Electoral Districts as constituted by tho
'���Legislative Electorates and Elections
Act, 1894," viz.:���
Henry T. Thrift,  for  Westminster
Electoral District, Riding of Delta.
L. W. Paisley, for Westminster Electoral District, Riding of Chilliwack.
R. (). Ci.akkk, for Westminster Electoral District, Riding of Dewdney.
Roheht   McBride,   for   Westminster
Electoral District, Riding of Richmond.
W. B. Townsend, for New Westminster City Electoral District.
John McAi.isteh, for Vancouvor City
Electoral District.
Joseph liumi. for Yale Electoral  District, West Riding.
Wm. M. Cochrane, lor Yale Electoral
District, East Riding.
Ernest T. W. I'earse, for Yale  Electoral District, North Riding.
Ewen IIei.i., for Lillooet Electoral District, East Riding.
Caspar 1'n A nt, for  Lillooet  Electoral
District, West Riding.
W.  .1.   QoBPKL,   tor  West,    Kootenay
Electoral District, South Riding.
Frederick Norbury, for East Kootenay Electoral District.
.Ioiin Stei'iienson.   Tor  Cariboo  Electoral District.
W. II. Dempster, forCasslar Electoral
District.
J. I!. .Mi'Kii.i.ioan,   for  Victoria City
Electoral District.
John Newiiioging, for North Victoria
Electoral District.
John W. Mei.dram, for South Victoria
Electoral District.
Wm. S. Rant, for Esqulmalt Electoral
District
II. O. Wei.t.hurn, for Cowichan-Albor-
ni Electoral District.
Eerbbbt Stanton, for Nanaimo City
Electoral District.
George Thomson, for North Nanaimo
Electoral District.
Samuel Drake, for South Nanaimo
Electoral District.
W. B. Anderson, for Comox Electoral
District.
And His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor has been pleased to appoint the following persons to Be Distributing Collectors under tho said Act In the following
places, viz.:���
I
I Chari.es Warwick iu New Westminster City.
i James MoIniosh in Kamloops.
I Napoleon FiTzsTUBHs..in Nelson.
Joel Broadweli in Nth. Victoria.
Frederick Souks in Clinton.
Mark Hate in Nanaimo City.
TENTION! EYES RIGHT!'DRESS!
Now Examine these Prices:
Steel hatchets,
Claw hammers
Compas saws
Hand saws
Draw knives
Bench axes
35c up
35C  "
20c "
35C- "
50c "
85c
D. B. Axes    -
S. B. Axes    -
Handled Axes
Xcut saws per foot
Brush hooks   -
Froes
Grub hoes
Picks
- $1 35 up
70 '
90 '
18 '
j1-
1 00
75
60
65
1 00
25
A1 Pencils per dozen   45c
Augers, per inch      -    50c
Set 12 Auger bits ^'Jft $2 00 Hay Cutters
Set 12 Chisels     -      -      3851 Curry comb & brush
Brushes���Wall, 15c; Oval, 10c; Varnish, 10c
Hoes, 35c. Rakes, 35c. Spades, 6<",c. Shovels, 60c
Forks���Hay,  45c;    Manure,   75c;    Spading,   95c.
These  are all first-class  Goods, and we are bound to close
them out.    Come and see them.
PROVINCIAL SECRETARY.
Provincial Secretary's Office,
22nd March, 1894.
Pursuant to the powers conferred In
that behalf by section 22 of the "Legislative Electorates and Elections Act,
1894," His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor in Council has been pleased to ordor,
and it is hereby ordered, that the form
of claim to vote hereunto apponded bo
substituted for Form A in the Schedule
to the "Provincial Voters' Act."
By Command,
.IAMES BAKER,
Provincial Secretary.
REGISTRATION OF PROVINCIAL
VOTERS.
NOTICE OF CLAIM TO  RE GIVEN  TO THE
COLLECTOR.
To the Collector of the Electoral District
of
I, the undersigned, claim  to have my
name in the Register of  Voters  for  the
Electoral District, in
virtue of my being  a  Hritish  subject of
A Turns Knoll anil Ladder Co.
A Texas editor complains of a hook
and ladder company recently organized
in his neighborhood. The editor
Intimates ln.it the ladder is used lor
iretting into windows after dark, after
whicli thu hooking is done.���Texas Sittings.	
Experiments With I'ifffs,
Experiments show that if no estimate
is made for labor, ono dozen eggs can be
produced at a cost of about six cents for
food, or about half a cent an egg.
borrowed from London, where a light is
always shown from the great tower of
the Parliament buildings nt Westmin
ster, when the House is in session at
night.
Back of the main building, and connected with it, is the Library of Parliament. The library huiMimr is oeta;,'
onal in form, with Hying buttresses. It
is much like tho chapter -house
of a cathedral. It cost $350, ���
000. The insido fittings are of
the finest material and workmanship.
The soft tone of tho carved wood in
wliich tho whole interior is finished
forms a suitable setting for the richly-
tinted bindings of the books.
Half way down to the river is the
"Lovers' Walk." winding for about half
a mile around the face of the cliff, and
shaded hy tho overhanging foliage of
trees, through which in the hottest sum
ruer heats���and in summer Ottawa is
one of the most torrid spots on the globe
���the sun does not pierce, but only Bil-
ver gleams of the river below.
The finest view of Parliament. Hill, and
j all the Government buildings is thatob
tained from tho east end of Dull'eiiu
Bridge. This bridge, which was built
I when J Lord DufTorin was Governor
General, spans the deep gorge from
Major's Hill, where there is a largo and
beautifully-kept park with an artificial
lake, fountain and winding walks and
avenues. Along the bed of the gQVKt!
runs the Rideau Canal, which was built
in 1M27 by the British Government for
military purposes, to connect Quebec
with the upper lakes. It is 12(1 miles lu
length, and connects the River Ottawa
with Lako Ontario at Kingston.
Monkey Tin in Bohemia.
The so-called monkey tax of the Commune of EMsenberg, in Bohemia, is surely the most eccentric in its origin of all
surviving feudal impositions. One of
the lords of Risenberg, in the latter
yoars of tho Middle Ages, had a monkey
bought for him in the Last, for which
he paid an enormous sum. One day tho
monkey escaped from the castle and lied
into the woods. The peasants, who had
never seen a monkey, supposed it to be
the devil in a quasi human shape goin;,'
I about seeking whom he might devour,
and they shot it dead. They imagined
they had dono an act of Christian piety,
for "which they deserved thanks. The
angry baron, however, was inconsolable
at the loss of his ugly pet, and Imposed
a yearly tine upon tho peasant commune,
which "it continues to pay up to the
present time.���Westminster Gazette.
resided In this Province for twelve
months, and in the said Electoral District lor two months Immediately previous to the dale hereof, and not being
disqualified by anv law In force iu this
Province.
Dated at       in the Province of ISritish
Columbia, this      day 18   .
Signature	
(All Christian names and surnames to be
given at full length.)
Ileshlettee.	
(Full particulars to be given' such as
number of house, If any, name of
street. If anv, etc., so that applicant's
usual place of abude may bo easilv
ascertained.)
Profession, trade or callinij	
Interrogatories to be answered by claimants for
enrolii.cut as Provincial voters.
1. What is your Christian name, surname, place of residence and occupation?
2. Are you of the lull age of twenty-one
years'.'
3. Are you a natural-born or naturalized
subject, and which?
4. Have you ovor taken the oath of
allegiance to any foreign stateor been
naturalized as a subject of a foreign
state, and if so have you since been
naturalized as a llrltish subject, and
when and where?
."1. Have you resided hi the Province of
British Columbia for twelve months
prior to the date of vour application
to be registered as ll Provincial
voter?
Have you resided or had your chief
place of abode In this doctoral District for a continuous period of two
months prior to this date? If not In
this District, in what (if any) Electoral District?
Are you now registered as a Provincial voter in anv Electoral District In
British Columbia? (// tlisamwer he yes.)
Iu what District?
Do you now reside in the  District for
which you apply to he register.id as a
Provincial voter?
On what promises do you reside?
0.
9.
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.
MANUFACTURERS   OF
Timber,   Lumber,   Shingles,   Lath,   Pickets,   Doors,
Windows,  Frames,  Mouldings,  House Finish,
Mantels,   School    Seats  and Desks, '
Fruit and Salmon Boxes,
&c,    sfcc,     tfce.
Importers   of  Plate,   Sheet,   and Fancy Glass
Lumber  accurately  Sawn,
and
Orders   Promptly   Filled.
A. GODFREY,
SUCCESSOR TO THOS. DUNN & CO.
-WHOLESALE & RETAIL DEALER IN-
Shfiuitttre
Wittiest
SHELF & HEAVY HARDWARE,
PAINTS, OILS, GLASS, ETC.
PRICES THE LOWEST.
Orders   by   Mail   Receive
Prompt Attention.
ODDFELLOWS BUILDING,   ���
NEW WESTMINSTER.

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