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 Up I
Offloial Gazottt
to   taifir tarrtiim
Vol. I.
No. 21
ll* EROHANT'S HOTEL, corner of McNeely
1YJ and Columbia Streets. Best Wines
and Cigars kept constantly on hand. JAS.
CASH, Proprietor.
ROOM. Oysters fresh daily. All game
in season. Open day and night. Moats at
all hours, First-class cusine. NoOhlnamon.
HARRY nUGHES, Proprietor.
GROTTO HOTEL. This Houso has been
thoroughly renovated and refurnished,
and the proprietor solicits a share of public
patronage MEALS. 35 cents. White cooks.
G. R. SMALL, Proprietor.
QUEEN'S HOTEL, corner Clement and
Columbia Streets, G. 11. WILLIAMS,
, .oprlotor. flrst-olass lu every particular.
Pure Wines and Liquors, anil choice brands
of Olgars.
One Dollar per Year.
The subscription price of this paper is
$1 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 tho wostern Provinces of Canada. A
newspaper Is an educator, and no
family should bo without, one. Tbe
Canadian is designed for a family paper,
and is always free of objectionable
matter. Every homo should have it.
Only 81 por year.
milE TELEGRAPH HOTEL, Front street,
X opposite to the Perry Landing. Nothing but choicest of liquors and cigars. Tele-
phono 168., P. O. Box 811. HOGAN BROS.,
jOOIDENTAL nOTEL. corner Columbia
\J and Begbie Stroots, New Woslminster.
B.C. Rates for Board and Lodging: Per
day, $1.00; por weok, 15.50. The best of Winos,
Liquors and Cigars dispensed at tho bar.
.1. 0. GRAY, Proprietor.
DEPOT HOTEL, Oolumbla Street, New
Westminster, The best $1.00 a duy house
in Canada. The rooms are superior, and tho
Hotel Is well adapted to the needs of families,
to whom special rates are given. Board hy
the week at reduced rates. P. O. BILODEAU,
OTEL DOUGLAS, corner of Columbia
CX and MeKenzie Streets. New Westminster. American and European plan. Shaving
Sartor attached, undor the management of
i. Walker. Restaurant open day and night.
Sample room forcommercials. A. J. TOLMIE.
Proprietor. Telephone 111.  P.O. Box 234.
I New Westminster. This is the popular
Hotel of the city. Airy and well furnlshod
rooms. Cusine department carefully supervised, and the dining tables supplied with
all the luxuries of the season. Banquets
��� .     ���a..~    Tntn simwri nrovlded at
all the luxuries oi tne twaaun. *.��...,.-*._..
spread to ordor. Late suppers provided hi,
snort notice. Choice Wines, Liquors and
Cigars in the sample room.   A. VACHON,
MANN & SMITH, Light and heavy dray-
ing of all kinds. Household furniture
carefully removed, and special attention
given to removing pianos, safes, etc. Mill
wood teamed to order. Express at all hours.
Telephone 88 ���������^���^���^���^l^sMI
FR Sale or exchange for property In B. O.
One hundred acres of land in Manitoulln
Island-^50 acres cleared, balance good hardwood and cedar. Four miles from county
town, 1 mile from school, good house, good
water, Title good. Adrcss, Bubscribbh.
Office Pacific Canadian.
Pure Bred Berkshire
The undersigned, breeder of Pure Bred
Berkshire Swino, has always on hand pigs of
all ages, which will he sold at reasonable
prices.  Apply to
Cloverdale, B.C
New goods arriving daily at
Don't place your orders before
seeing our Stock.
Opposite Masonic Block,
Mainland Truck and Dray
Drnylng & Teaming Promptly
Attended to.
Agents for T. Hembrough & Co.'s Brick,
Tile and l'ottery Works.
Orders received forGtlloy & Rogers'Coal.
Importer and Manufacturer of
Harness, Saddles, Etc.
judicious from any stand point, especially that ef milk supply. It Is stated
that the stock is being readily subscribed
and that there is a good prospect of the
creamery being In operation within a
few months. Messrs. Alex. Philip and
Percy N. Smith are tbe promoters and it
is to be hoped that thoy will meet with
every encouragement.
regard them with feelings of friendship
and sympathy, especially when In distress? In conclusion, permit me to say
for the information of tltase interested, nothing would givo mo greater pleasure
than to regard them as my friends ako.aad
that If they are not my friends the fault
rests with them.
Henry T. Thrift.
Hazelmere, B.C., Feb. 1, '94.
647 Front St., New Westminster.
Tiik sanitary condition of tho city is
stated to be highly satisfactory.
Mn. A. II. Howki.i.s, of tho Mission
City News, was In town yesterday on
business, llo returned homo by the
aftornoon train.
THE Brunette Saw Mill Co. aro having
thoir premises overhauled and tho machinery put in perfect condition, so as to
bo ready for a busy soason.
The customs collections at this port
for tho month of January amounted to
$14,894.10, being an Increase over tho
corresponding month last year of $710.56.
The steamer Transfer is now laid up
for repairs at Victoria. She will be outfitted with now and more powerful
boilers and her speed capacity largely
It is stated that the office of timber
inspector mado vacant by the death of
the late Duncan McRae will not bo filled,
It being the Intention to appoint a government log scaler instead.
The Royal City Planing Mills Co., It is
said, Intend re-oponing their Surrey
logging camp very shortly���probably
within a week or ten days. This will be
good news to many people in Surrev.
At the last meeting of the City Council the question of reducing civic salaries
was taken in hand in earnest. Radical
measures were not resorted to, but reductions amounting In all to about
$2,000 a year wero decided upon.-
The position of rector of Holy Trinity
Cathedral has beon offored to Rov. Canon
Pentreath, of Winnipeg, by Bishop Sllli-
tue, and It is expected he will accept the
call. The canon preached at Holy
Trinity both morning and evening last
Capt. Pittendrigh returned yesterday
from Agassiz, where he had beeu making
ao enquiry into a charge against three
young men of threatening to dynamite
the post-office there. There was no
actual damage done, and the case was
dismissed on a technicality.
Wm. O'Donnell, charged with highway robbery, came beforo Judge Bolo on
Mondav last, and was sentenced to fifteen months imprisonment with hard
labor. The offence was committed on
Front streot, whoro O'Donnell robbed an
Indian woman of her purse.
On Tuesday morning the entire city
polico force was given thirty day's notice
of dismissal. Accusations of misconduct
had boon laid against some of the mem
hers and this led to the dismissal. Those
of them who pass the Investigation with
a clean record will probably bo re-en
Ai.d. .1. Jagoer was married on Mon
day evening to Miss Lena Nelson, of
Victoria. The wedding took place at
the residence of Mr. N. Nelson, and the
Rev. Mr. Hicks ofiiclatod at the ceremony. A large number of friends were
in attendance. The presents wore handsome.
Tin; last day of January, like tlie lirst,
was a delightful day of bright sunshine
and tftlmly atmosphere. There was a
feeling of spring in the air, but it would
probably hu better if warm weather held
oil' till March. The winter so far lias
been a very mild one, and, on the whole,
very satisfactory us to weather.
Tin: excavations for the foundation of
the Mainland l'ottery building have been
completed, and it Is espeoted that that
enterprise will soon be in running order.
Large, orders for flower pots are now in,
whicli will be proceeded with ns soon as
possible.    All   the   usual   pottery goods
will be manufactured.
FisiiEiiMKN are taking quite a few
Bteelheads.    Theso   are   said to  be  the
same fish known to anglers us Rainbow
trout, California trout, etc. Ranked us
trout, they mi! tha largest of the family,
li Is an open question whether the trout
I'liughl III the  Nicomekl, Serpentine und
other streams of tbo coast, usually called
sea trout, arc not iu reality young stool-
The Education Department's annual
report of   I III'   public   SCbOOlR Of    lll'ltish
Columbia has reached our table. The
report is exhaustive as usual, und con"
tains a large   quantity of   useful   school
Information besides tlie school statistics
of the Province,   The book is Invaluable
to country trustee boards. The showing of the educational progress of the
Province Is very satisfactory.
At the Investigation into police mutters on Thursday an accusation wus
brought against Constable Box of accepting hush money from Mr. Matheson, of
the Liverpool Anns saloon. Constable
Dillabough was charged with stealing a
bottle of gin from tlie look-up. The investigation was continued yesterday,
but nothing further of consequenco adduced. Proceedings will be continued
on Monday.
The Columbian on Thursday published
a very complete statemont of the details
of a proposed creamery In this city to bo
callod tho Royal City Creamery. It is
contemplated to make It a joint stock
company with capital stock of $20,000.
Tho enterprise Is a much needed ono and
the location of it at Westminster Is very
Yesterday was an all round good dav
at tho market. The weather was favorable, and as a consequence there was a i
satisfactory supply of farmers' produco,
and a largo attendance of buyers. There
are, however, no changes of consequenco
to note In prices. Tlie supply of poultry
was rather short, and Clerk Lewis thinks
there will be a ready demand for all that
may come in within the next four or live
days, when the Chinese New Year's celebration will be iu progress. Beef rules
stlfl, and potatoes arc strong. This
morning the root bouse was about clear
of potatoes, but several lots came in during the day, and our reporter was shown
a pllo of nine or ten tons stored away,
almost all of which woro alroady sold.
We quote as follows:
Ducks, live, 70 to 80 conts each. Dressed turkeys, 10 cents per pound. Live
chickens, $0 per doz.. Hens, $6 per doz.
Dressed chickens hot offered.
Butter remains at 50 to 00 cents por
roll. Eggs lu good supply at 25 cents,
though some small lots sold a little higher
at retail.
Pork, whole, 8 cents; cuts, 9 to 11
cents. Beef, forequarters, $5.50; hindquarters, $7; cuts, 7 to 11 cents. Mutton
by the carcase, 9 conts; cuts, 8 to 12
Hay remains at $13 por ton.
Oats In demand, but none offering. A
reliable quotation cannot be given this
week.   Wheat, $28 to $30 per ton.
Potatoes strong at $18 por ton. Turnips, $9; mangolds, $7; white carrots, $9;
red carrots, $10 to $11; beets, 1% cents
per lb.; cabbage, H cents; parsnips, 14
cents; onions, 1% cents.
Apples, $1 to $1.25 por box.
Correspondence of Pacific Canadian,
The Lochiel Debating and Literary
Society Is blooming. The members aro
greatly improving in their fluency of
speech, and the manner In which
they handle the questions of the day
would made it Interesting for Kitchen,
Sword & Co. to face them on the platform.
The subject discussed last week, tho
27th, was: Which was the greatest general, Napoleon Bonaparte or the Duke of
Wellington? Jas. Blggan led in favor of
tbe great Corsican, and Wm. McMenemy
headed the campaign for the Iron Duke.
Tho debate was bravely conducted and
resulted in a victory for Wellington.
The next meeting of the society will bo
on the ovening of Feb. 7th, when "Free
trado vs. Protection" will be debated,
under the respective leadership of A.
Cameron and C. McKay.
People alonit the Campbell Creek are
holding meetings to consider tho advisability of clearing out the channel to
reclaim several hundred across of land
along that stream.
Tho settlers are making a bravo attempt to open out roads this winter, so
as to bo In a position to get to the polls
at the coming election, and if the Government helps a little they will manage
to get thero in timo.
Tho settlers on Lochiel prairlo aro
taking advantage of tho winter to haul
out fence material with which to fence
the prairie this season.
We do not bold ourselves responsible for the
opinions oi correspondents.
A Reply.
To tlie Editor of PiK'ilic Canadian.
Sm,���In replv to "One Interested"  in
your issue of 27th ultimo, re my remarks
on the action of the jury at tho Inquest
I to inquire Into tho causo of death of F.
I A. White, late of Mull's Prairie, permit
me lo say that for Impudence and cool
cheek your correspondent cannot be discounted.    However,   1   will  endeavor to
answer his   questions   In   the   order  in
which they  occur.    1st,  I   am   required
, to give the evidence lu the case adduced
] at the inquest.  As the "One Interested,"
together With three others, wore present
and heard the evidence, also  signed the
document   afterward,     therefore    tliey
should be thoroughly informed on tbe
I matter.    2nd. "(live tho  verdict of tlie
jury."   As I had no access to the docu-
I ment referred to, I am obliged lo depend
on the reports published in tho Canadian and tho Columbian, both of   whicli
! (if I understand tbe  terms) stated the
j verdict censured the parties for neglect,
; etc.   :ini. "Where did I get my Informa-
I Ion'.'"   Please Observe reply to last question, etc.    Ith.  "Why  did   I   not attend
i the! funeral, etc.?"    As   I   wus  working
j some seven miles from tlie scene, and not
knowing Unit the poor boy was seriously
j ill, or possessing tho power of being pro-
sent at two places at the same time, 1
did not attend, 5th, "Why do I esteem
my friends so highly, etc.?" Were It
not that I have reason to know the
assurance and egotism of the "ones interested," 1 misfit be almost led to
believe, instead of residing in B.C., 1 was
in sonic spot in thu Green Isle, whoro, if
; reports aie true, the mob terrorizes
those with whom they are at variance,
Thank God it is not so here. However,
for the information of those interested,
I beg to say my esteem  and  friendship
| Is not assumed "all at once." I had reason
to esteem Mr. and Mrs. Bamford's friendship years before tho parties interested
had an existence here, when peace and
good neighborhood reigned In the settlement. When I believe I can safely say,
with ono or two exceptions, oach settler
felt an intorest in his neighbor. In fact,
under Providence, I consider I oux my ufe to
Mr. Bamford through his opportune arrival on tho scone of a meotlng some
years ago.   Henco, havo I not reason to
A business like proposal to build an
iron aud steol railway bridgo across tho
Fraser has been submitted to tho City
Council by Mr. R. Balfour, the well-
known brIJge builder and goneral contractor, and is likely to como before tlie
board of aldermen at the next meeting.
If Mr. Balfour's offer is accepted iu lieu
of the bridgo arrangement which has
hitherto failed to materialise, tho giving
of tho proposed guarantee and compliance with othor conditions will have to
be decided by the voto of tho citizens.
The offer made by Mr. Balfour Is contained In the following letters:
To tho Railway and Ferry Committoo of
tho Now Westminster City Council:
Gentlonien.���Herewith I hand you a
proposal to build a first-class railway
and highway bridge across tho Fraser
I havo enlisted the co-operation of
capitalists in this enterprise, who insist
there shall not bo the least possibility of
a loss of the structure from a flood or
storm; and I think you will conceive tho
folly of building a cheap structure of
doubtful durability which would require
frequent repairs, and, possibly, renewal
In a few years, thus entailing loss to
both the city and the builders.
In makirfg the proposal now before
you, I have considered what I think to
be your circumstances, viz., that tho
city alone is not able to build a suitable
bridge. And I also And that, with the
present state of the money market, it Is
impossible for a bridge company to raise
money for that purpose ou the strength
of their own securities. Therefore, the
only plan available Is for the city to loan
their credit to the bridge company to enable them to borrow the money cheaply,
and tho city have the security of all
tolls, both for highway and railway
traffic over the bridge
Taking the receipts of tho ferry as a
basis to go by, I think we may figure
the receipts from highway traffic alone
at $30 per day, or about $11,000 per
We have already one railway ready to
use tho bridge, which leaves It reasonably certain that tbe bridgo company
will be able to meet the interest and
sinking fund charges from the first, thus
relieving the city of all liability for the
bonds of the company, and, taking into
consideration the grant from the Provincial Government, which providos for
the Interest and sinking fund on the
bonus, the city will be receiving the
bridge without any cost to the taxpayer.
I have the honor to be,
Respectfully yours,
R. Balfour.
New Westminster, Jan. 20th, 1894.
To  the  Mayor  and   Aldermen, City of
Now Westmlnstor, B. C. ;
Gentlemen,���On behalf of myself and
others, I beg leave to submit to your
honorable body a proposal for the construction of an iron and steel combined
railway and highway bridge over tho
Fraser river.
In order to be in a position to carry
out the terms of this proposal (should
you seo lit to entertain It), I have ar-
rangoii for the formation of a strong
company, composed of Montreal, Toronto and British Columbia capitalists,
which together with my connection with
the largest bridge company In Canada,
will Insure the carrying out of the undertaking.
My proposal is as follows: Tho bridgo
company to build an iron and steol combined railway and highway bridgo ovor
the Fraser river, of (irst-class design,
consisting of a sufficient number of iron
and steel spans to bridgo the river at
low wilier.
The superstructure to be built iu accordance with the requirements of the
Dominion Government for railway
bridges. Approaches At eaoh end to be
wooden trestle or earth embankment, as
may be determined npon.
Piers In water under thirty feet deep
to be at least one  hundred   feet   apart,
centro to centre. Spans over main channel, to be at least two hundred foot, centre to centre of end plus.
Swing span to provide two openings
one hundred feel each In the clear.
Swing to be protected by u wooden guard
pier, extending up anil down stream Ilie
full length ol' the span and of sufficient
Width to fully protect nil vessels passing
through, and guard against colliding
with the swing span. Piers to be iron
or sleel cylinders filled with concrete.
Tho bridge to provide for a single
truck railway und either two nine foot
roinlwavs or one eighlcen feet roadway,
���mil two foolwulks, three feet wide.
The company to huve the right to collect tolls on all railway and highway
traffic over tlie bridge. The charges for
highway trafflo not to exceed the present
ferry charges.
The city to guarantee interest and
sinking fund on bonds to be issued by
the company to the face vuluo of $250,-
00(1, and, on completion of tlie work, the
city to hand over to the company city
bonds to the faco valuo of $250,000, on
which interest and sinking fund are
guaranteed; tho city to havo a lirst lien
on all tolls collected to secure the payment of interest aud sinking fund on
bonds of tho company guaranteed by the
Work will bo started as soon as the
contract is signod and all necessary legal
formalities complotod.
Full plans and specifications and all
othor Information required will be furnished you.
I have tho honor to be,
Yours truly,
R. Balfour.
The Death Penalty.
Prom Wednesday's Colonist..
Albert J. Stroebel yesterday morning
satisfied with his lifo the debt to justico
and the law incurred by him on the 19th
of April last. The execution was In tho
smaller yard In rear of tho Provincial
jail, where Sproule expiated bis crime
seven years ago, and was witnessed by
about fifty or sixty persons. Contrary
to general anticipations, tho condemned
man remained calm and Impassive to the
end. His last night was spent in fitful
slumber and he roso early, declining any
breakfast, and entertaing his guards for
somo time with selections on tbo mouth-
organ. Then he welcomed his spiritual
advisers, Rev. Father Nicolayo and Rov.
Father Van Goothem, who during the
last fow days have divided with the
death-watch tho care of the condemned,
and who when tho fateful hour arrived,
wont witli him to tho scaffold. The
prisoner had beon spared the agony of
hearing the hammering and sawing Inseparable from the construction of tlie
scaffold; the grim instrument of death
had been built at a joinery some distance
away days bofore, In such a manner that
when the timo arrived tho various pieces
woro fitted and hooked together swiftly
and noiselessly.
The courtyard opening directly from tho
Jail, the procession to the scaffold quickly
reached It. Stroebel walked rapidly,
unsupported by tho guards accompanying him. Only tho Shorlff, Hon. Dr.
Helmcken, the jail physician, Rov.
Fathers Nicolayo and Van Goethem, tho
condemned criminal and the hangman
p,sconded to the platform.
While the executioner was pinioning
his limbs and arranging the fearful preliminaries, Stroebel's oyes wandered over
the whitewashed fence to the trees and
sky on which he was looking for the last
time. His mind was active, however,
and when asked if he had anything to
say, he quickly met the gaze of the questioning official.
"I can only say this much," ho replied, speaking clearly and distinctly, "I
am very thankful to everybody for the
kindness they've shown me. No one
need have no fear but that you're hanging a guilty man. I don't hold no grudge
against nobody. I hope to meet you all
lu the better land. I wish you all goodbye.   That's all I have to say."
Then, with a glance toward Rev.
Father Nicolayo, the condemned man
continued: "The reason I say this is to
free the jury's conscience In thlnkln'
they've dono anything wrong. The jury
dene their duty all through, and everybody else has."
Intimating that this was all he wished
to say, Stroobel again turned his faco toward Father Nicolayo, who Immediately
began the recitation of the acts of-F.aith,
Hopo, Charity and Contrition, the condemned man giving the responses In a
clear voice. Then he allowed the executioner to adjust the whlto cap, and as
Father Nicolayo began the prayer for the
dying tho bolt was drawn, and the body
of the unfortunate young man shot
downward from the view of the spectators of tho fearful scene. There was a
momentary convulsive tremor of the
portion of the ropo in sight and all was
over. Tho body was cut down about an
hour later, aud tbe Inquest and other
formalities being disposed of, was buried,
as customary, in tho jailyard. Stroebel's
promised confession was mado to tho
guards on Monday evening. He did not
outer at all into tho details of his crime,
but said that ho was guilty of the murder and sorry for his crime, as woll as
for having lied obout it all along lu
tho hope of his falsehoods benefitting his
week. According to a report received by
Chief of Polico Sheppard yesterday.Man-
son is alleged to have secured as a gift
from a lady on Pandora stroet, some-
uuderclothing and othor necessaries for ���
tho resDectable clothing of the body of
his wife for burial. Instead of using the'
charitably given whitewear, he pawned,
or sold tho articles, that he might Indulge his appetite for liquor. The body
was coffined in rags for intermont.
Tho young man Smith, who was reported lost in tho woods near Kamloops,.
turnod up on Saturday night at 10 p.m..
after live days v. anderiug in the mountains without food. The lirst two days:.
Iio was unable to see tho sun on account
of fog, and thinks lie traveled SO miles:
in tho wrong direction. He burrowedB
under the snow the lirst night, but warn
so badly stiffened with the cold that ho-
could scarcely move. The lour succeeding days he did without sleep, travelling:
almost continuously. On Saturday night,
his friends heard a shout and rushing to>
the gate found Smith iu an exhausted i
condition, carried hi ui in and cared foi-
him. His toes and fingers wero slightly
frozen. Smith's coolness and courago is .
tho only thing that saved him.
On Sunday last Mrs. Elizabeth Roberts;
(widow) died at tho homo of W. T.  Col���
llnson,   postmaster  at   Plumpor   Pass...
Mayne Island; on Mondav night the body
was brought to Victoria on the steamer.-
Louise, Mr. Collinson accompanying It,,
and on Tuesday the Interment took place-
at Ross Bay cometery, Richard Morrison,.
M.D., of Victoria, having certified to the*
cause of doath,  pronouncing it cardiac
(heart)   disease.    Wednesday  morning:
tho   body  was   exhumed   by  order of
Coroner Hasell, acting upon information,
received from Mr. F. S.  Hussey, super-
Intandent of Provincial police; and Wednesday afternoon a formal Inquest was
oponed into tho caso, which  gives   promise of boing a sensational one.    Since
Mrs. Roberts' death there has been considerable speculation as to its cause, in.
the locality in which she had resided,.
and there Is believed to be sufficient evidence now available to justify the suspicion that the unfortunate woman was
deliberately poisoned.
Work has now been stopped for the remainder of the winter at the Golden
Eagle mine, Alberni.
Rev. E. A. Mageo, Langley, has been
lined $5 for conducting a funeral without a regular permit for burying.
Grey wolves are suid to bo running in
packs of twenty or thirty in the bush
south of Nakusp. Tliey are fierce and
ravenous, and ranchers are afraid lo remain out after dark.
The body of Jiimes James, aged 80,
who died at Langley two weeks ago, was
exhumed ou Saturday and a post mortem
hold, whicli showed that pneumonia was
the cause of death.   A verdict of death
from natural causes was found.
Very large uiiiniiei's oi nop polos are
being made undor contract for supply
to the Earl of Aberdeen and Mr. Price
Ellison. 11 Is thus augured that thi'
acreage under hops this year will he
considerably enlarged In the Okanagan
A limited liability  company   lias been
formed in England to acquire the Hon.
Col. linker's estate  at Cranhrook, Bast
Kootenay, a property containing about
im.uoii acres, with ltd under cultivation
as a stock farm. Part of the urea Is to
be developed us a townsltc. The capital
Is lixed at ��05,850.
Word has boon received from the.North
that two Indians have been arrested by
Officer Wollacotl and are bold prisoners
at Alert Bay, the suspicion being that
they had something to do with tho murder if Green and Taylor at Savary island
a fow months ago. The arrest was made
on Indian Information, which at best Is
not very reliable.
The Citizens' Relief Committee of Victoria, are making arrangements to secure
employment, either iu the service of the
City, or 111 that of private Individuals,
for a large number of men now out of
work. These are, however, to receive
but $1 a day, work being in many case
specially made for the emergency. Tho
pay Is poor, but the committee evidently
fear, lest the offer of higher remuneration might induce large additional numbers of tho unemployed to mako for Victoria.
The depth of degradation to which it
is possible for a person to descend is well
illustrated by Phlnoas Manson, sr., of
Victoria, whose wife  died on Monday
Ottawa, Jan. 30.���Twenty-two inches
of snow foil  here  during  tho  past  1.41
hours, tbe heaviest fall of which there i��.
any authentic record.
Brooklyn,  Ont.,   Jan.   28.���John   F.
Moore, Treasurer of Whitby Township,
who disappeared yesterday, is short in
his accounts about $10,000.   It is alleged!
that he forged the names of the President of the village  and  Clerk   of the
Municipality for a large sura.   Moorci
was also  a  railway,   express and telegraph agent and prominent In church,
Winnipeg, Jau. 27.���An Interesting;
foature of tho public accounts for 1893,,
as .presontod to tho members of thn
Legislature yesterday, Is a complete detailed statement of all expenditure lr.i
connection with Manitoba's exhibit it.
the World's Fair In Chicago. The total!
cost of expenses is $39,749.91, the total'
cost of building $35,122.38.
Winnipeg,    Jan.    20.���Considerable'
alarm has beon caused along the border
by reports of some fatal  disease which ���
exists at Grand Forks, N.D., and elsewhere In that neighborhood.    It is said.'
that there have beon 2,400 cases in Grand*
Forks,   and   the  death' rate has been
alarmingly   largo.   The nature  of the-
disease has not been ascertained, but the-
symptoms given lead to the supposition
that it Is akin to typhus fever.
Toronto, Jan. 29.���On Saturday Miss
Sarali Forrest, a young lady well known
iu Toronto, was drowned In the western
entrance to Toronto Bay. Four others,
who were In her company, had a very
narrow escape from meeting a similar
fate, or being crushed, to death by the
ice Hoes, which aro floating about between the breakwater and the Queen's-
wharf. The deceased had been for
four years a toucher in the Island
Peterboro, Jan. 30.���William Dunbar,
proprietor of the  Dunbar houso,  Kin-
mount, and  Robert Cottlnghum,  blacksmith, of the   same   place,   havo  been
drowned iu   l'igeon   lake.    They   wen >
crossing the lake in a cutter,   whon   thrice gave way and   tliey   went  through.
The bodies have not vet. been recovered.
Winnipeg. Jan.   30.���The iim.y of  a-.
man about98 years  of   ago,   frozen to*
doath,   was found   in tho  bush   about
ono mile north of  Whltemouth.     In  a.
proket was found a ticket to Manchester, N.II., sold to  II.   B.  Bryant,  dated
"Winnipeg, Jail. i.Mh."    Tho  man  had
evidently  been   insane,   as  his   clothes
were found ut different  dlsta -  from
Ids body, and on   liis   body   imtliini:   but
his undorclotlios. He was woll dressed
and hud a gold watch and."? lu American
money lu his pookot.
At Ste. Adele, Terrebonne County,.
Quebec, two boys, Francis Dlgras, aged
16, nnd Ii. Dosbuurlei's, aged 13, were
playing cards when a dispute arose
which ended in Bigl'UB drawing a pocket
knife and stabbing his companion in Unarm. The blade cut thn main artery
and the boy soon bled to death. Hlgra;
bas not yet been arrested, \\i< father
having burr' adotl the house anil an'
nounced bis determination nol tonllow
his sou to bo taken without a struggle.
St. John, N.B., Jan. 30.���Tho storm
whicli set In last night proved to be-
one of the most severe on record beton ���
lt subsided. The wind reached a velocity
of 00 miles an hour and damaged property to tho extent of thousands of
dollars. The Boston express on the
Canadian Pacific road reached here seven
hours late. Halifax reports the worst,
storm of the'season and heavy damage
to shipping. High winds drifted the
snow to a dopth of sevoral feot. Reports-:
from other points say that the storm
Is something unprecedented, but as-
tolograph wires are down In all directions, onlv meagre details can bo obtained. JSTEW    WESTMINSTEE,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   FEB.   tf,  1894.
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Memo Heads,
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WfTien onr babe he ptoeth walking in his garden.
Around hia tinkling feet, tin- sunbeams play.
The posies they are good to him
And bow them as tliey should to blm,
' Mm fareth he upon his kingly way.
And birdlings of the wood to him
Make music, gentle music, all tho day.
When our babe hogoetb walking in hia garden*
When our babe he goeth swinging In his cradle.
Then the night it lookelh ever sweetly down;
The little stars are kind to him.
*        The moon she hath a mind to him
And layeth on his head a golden crown;
And singet h then the wind to him
A song, tho gentle sonft of Bethlem town,
When our babe hegoeth swinging in his cradle.
--Eugene Field in Chicago News-Record.
Jasper Greene dismissed the driver
when he reached the wharf after crossing the Ottawa at the Pour Corners and
looked round for Daoust to carry his
baggage np to Labelle'a as in days of
yore. But old Daoust was dead and
therefore could not come.
Millette put the heavy trunk on a
truck sleigh and began to trot along the
wooden wharf. Then, when Millette
paused for breath, Greene pushed the
old man aside and took hold of the truck.
"Say, Millette, I'll wheel this up for 50
cents for you," he said.
Millette ran panting alongside, "Ah-h,
ze droll monsieur. It will provide for ze
Greene stopped short. "What, another!" he said in pretended amazement.
"How many?" he asked briefly.
"Twenty-seven," rejoined Millette,
with ill dissembled pride.
Greene stopped again and carefully
counted out 27 cents. Here's a cent each
for your children, Millette. Don't stand
still any longer or you'll get frostbitten.
I dare not run the risk of having to provide for 27 orphans."
Millette took the money with profuse
thanks and hurried off, leaving Greene
to go on to Labelle's hotel with the huge
truck sleigh, By the time Jasper reached
the postofflce a procession gradually
formed on the sidewalk to welcome him
back from Montreal. When Lily Labelle
saw him, she came out and promptly
gave the children a holiday for the rest
of the day. Then she joined him at the
head of the procession.. When they
reached the veranda, the children gave
three cheers for Jasper and called for a
He waited for tiie crowd to disperse
before he approached Lily, who stood
leaning against the veranda, an amused
look in her dark eyes.
"Ai" you glad to see me?" he asked.
"Come in to dinner," she said. "I'll
answer your questions���come of them���
Mrs. Labelle greeted him with a kiss
on both cheeks, while her husband bowed with grave politeness.
Lily seated herself at the upper table.
Jasper at once took possession of Lily
and held his prize against all comers,
especially the cashier of the Four Corners
bank. The latter was not easily disconcerted, but prepared to demolish Jasper.
Miller, the cashier, asked her to go for
a sleigh ride that afternoon.
"So sorry," drawled Jasper. "Miss
Labelle has been engaged to me for a
sleigh ride for a year."
The cashier, without waiting for a reply, went angrily out.
Lily raised her eyes from her plate.
"Why are you a week before your time,
Jasper?" she askod.
"That's the reason." said Jasper, indicating with a fragment of mince pie on
his fork the retreating form of the cashier. "If I'm only allowed one sleigh
ride a year, I don't see why that fellow
should get ahead of me snd have three
a week."
"But your work, Jasper?"
"Oh, McQnire's looking after that for
me. I explained to him that it was rather important to clear up matters here,
and so 1 came."
Lily had not expected her coquetry to
become known, "It is so dull," she said
in extenuation.
Jasper commenced another mince pie.
"Don't be afraid of ita boing dull
whilo I'm here," ho said, with sublime
self confidence. "You promised me <ine
sleigh ride a year for seven years if I
wanted it, and I guess I'll take this
year's today."
Lily pouted. Jasper smiled and rumpled his yellow hair.
��� "You'd better own up," he said, with
unabated cheerfulness. "How soon can
you be ready?"
Lily was cowed. "Oh, in half an hour,'1
aud ran away to cot her things on.
When Lily came down array til in her
moat becoming furs. Jasper smiled iip-
provingly. "You only want some flowers to be perfect," ho said.
- Lily gave a little cry, "Ah, flowers!
But they are impossible."
- "Nut at all," said Jasper, taking a box
from hia pockot. "Noihing impossible
if you want it badly enough.1'
�� Lily opened tho box and gave another
cry,   "Orange bloBgomsl" sliu said.
��� "Yes." answered Jasper. "From Florida. ��� People thoro stick the ends in a potato to keep them fresh.    Capital dodge.
Isn't it?"
Ho look out the oruneo blossoms, throw
a way tho potato and pinned ilium to her
"Mow we're ready to start. Stop a
moment!" and ho drew her back behind
Uio curtain as tho cashier drove past on
Ins way to the schoolhouse.
��� Lily began to laugh. "It's vory wicked
of you, Jasper."
"That will teactfhim to go sleighing
with my sweetheart," said Jasper calmly.
Lily protested: "You've no right to
say that, Jasper. 1 only promised you a
sleighride once a year lor seven years,
and thon if I liked you well enough���
then perhaps I might marry you."
Jasper was drawing on his sealskin
gloves. "That's nil very well," he said,
"but we haven't the time to waste wcicn
those old Biblical people had. In seven
years' time 1 expect to be in the caul*
Lily followed him to the door only to
reooil in dMroay. "TfeatT ?n all aha
*��� W�� not handsome) to look at." said
| Jasper drolly. "Rather three-cornered
and lopsided. Still, I don't suppose that
cashier fellow can overtake even a venerable ruin like this."
"If ho does," flashed Lily, "I'll change
"Well, that's fair," gently asserted
Jasper, "In you go. There isn't much
fuss and feathers about the old sleigh,
but it means business all the same."
Lily was furious at being treated like
a child. Besides, she had determined to
teach Jasper a lesson.
"Rather like Deacon Piatt's sermons.
They always hang fire at the start," said
"Now, we'll go to Hawkesbury by the
river track. That fellow can see ns coming. Ah, I thought so. He'll be down
here in a minute."
Lily looked rather frightened as the
chestnut came along at a furious pace.
It was evident that his driver resented
being made a fool of and that there
would be a scene as soon as he could get
his horse alongside Jasper's funereal
quadruped. But no sooner did tbat dejected animal touch the ice than he became a different looking horse altogether.
His hei vent up and his tail out at the
ring of the chestnut's hoofs on the smooth
ice which connected the river with the
shore. Then JaBper, leaning back, waited until the chestnut was within 20
yards and suddenly loosed the reins.
"What, w-what"���Baid Lily. "He's
running away, Jasper!"
"Yes, he's doing his level best," said
Jasper as tho bank seemed to spin by.
"If the chestnut catcheB us, you can have
his master."
Jasper kept the black's head straight.
That was all he could do with the unmanageable beast. "You see, Lil," he
explained, "you've been fooling one of
us to the top of your bent. Now, you'll
just tako the chances of war. If he collars ns, I shall have to give in."
"I won't," said Lily stoutly, beginning
to realize the situation and how Jasper
had awakened to life under the influence
of jealousy. "Nothing shall make me
m-m-marry him. I only drove with him
because it was so dull down here. That
was all."
"Chestnut's coming np a bit," said
Jasper cheerily, after another mile.
"Hope Baalbec will hold out."
Lily gazed anxiously at the animated
"ruin" in the shafts. The chestnut was
gaining. Then she looked at the black
horse. "C-c-c-couldn't you whip him?"
she askod.
"I could," said Jasper, "but It's hardly fair, He isn't the one that should be
whipped for this."
Lily turned pale. "You're very cruel,
Jasper, but I deserve it all. Nothing
shall make me marry him. I'd rather
go to the liottom of the river with you."
As they neared Hawkesbury tho chestnut steadily gained. Jasper had succeeded in pulling the old black back into his
gait aud began to whistle. Suddenly he
turned pale.
"How tar's that fellow behind, Lil?"
he asked.
"Forty yards," said Lil in an agony.
Jacper spoke quite lightly. "Lil," he
said, "did you mean you'd rather go to
the bottom of the river with me than let
that follow catch up?"
"Yes," said Lil, without hesitation.
"What do you mean, Jasper?"
"This," said Jasper. "I forgot the
spring thaw. Three hundred yards
ahead of us the river's split right across.
Shall 1 pull up?"
Lily stood up in the sleigh and looked
round. She gave a little shudder and
laid her hand on Jasper's arm.
"Go on, Jasper," she said. "I'll risk
Jasper looked down for a moment
into her white face. "I'll pull up if you
wiBh, Lil.    'Twill be too late directly."
"No, Jasper, I deserve it. Go on, and
���and if���if it's to be goodby"��� Sho
kissed him.
"Hold tight," said Jasper, beginning
to pull steadily on the old black.
Lil held tight to the side of the sleigh
in an agony of grief. Then he lifted the
black to the leap, gave one cruel slush
with the whip, there was a crash of
breaking ice as the sleigh Btruck on the
other side, a stagger from the lilnck. A
convulsive pull anil they were over and
20 yurds beyond tho widening chasm,
with the frightened cashier pulling up
on its brink. When Lily recovered consciousness, sho found herself in the
manse parlors at Hawkesbury.
��� "Aro you all right, Lil?" asked Jasper
She clung to him and hid her face in
his breast.
"Was it all a dream?"
Jasper took a plain gold ring from his
"I don't think so," he said. "I wired
dowu to Mr. Watson yesterday to expect
us this afternoon. Now, Mrs. Watson,
she's all ready."
An hour later the funereal black
crawled lazily back. Half way they met
tho cashier, his chestnut nearly foundered and scarce able to stand.
"Thank God!" he cried as they came
in sight.    "1 thought you were mad."
"N-no," said Jasper, touching up the
old black. "N-no. I was just giving my
wile a sleigh drive down to"	
"Y-your wife?"
"Yes," said Jasper, again stimulating
Baalbec. "Sorry wo couldn't wait for
And tho cashier fell behind���a long
way liehiud���again,���Chicago .News.
Hurled In n lllue Coffin.
Some 12 years ago a Wignn lady of.ad-
vancod ago expressed a wish that when
sho diod her remains should be buried in
a blue coflln. She ordered the article at
that, timo, and in spite of the efforts-of
her friends to induce her to give up this
strange idea she persisted in it, and
when she died a short time ago the
order was actually carried out by a local
undertaker.���London Tit-Bits.
Them's a littlo brown wren tbat has built in
our tree,
And she's scarcely as big as a big bumblebee.
She uas hollowed a house in the heart of a
And made the walls tidy and made the floor
With the down of the crow's foot, with |tow
and with straw,
The coziest dwelling; that ever you saw.
This little brown wren has the brightest of
And a foot of a vory diminutive size.
Her tail is as trig as the sail of a ship.
She's demure, though she walks with a hop
and a skip.
And her voice-but a flute were mon fit than
a pen
To tell of the vole* of the little brown wren.
One morning Sir Sparrow came sauntering by
And cast on the wren's house an envious eye.
With a strut of bravado and toss of his head.
"I'll put In my claim here," the bold fellow
So straightway he mounted on Impudent wing
And entered the door without pausing to ring.
An instant���and Bwlftly that feathery knight,
All towsled aud tumbled, in terror took flight.
While there by the door on her favorite perch.
As neat as a lady just starting for church.
With this Bong on her lips, "Ho will not call
'Mesa he is asked," sat the little brown wren.
���Clinton Scnllard In Harper's Young People.
Kpliritni W. Hull, the originator of tbe
Concoul grapo, is still living at Concord,
Mass. He is S7 years old and one of the
prominent men of the historic town.
At lleiilscn, Tex,, recently three brothers
nmncd I'.tirly married three sistera nam��l
Parker, and the mother of the girls ��om-
pltlftl the capture by marrying the father
of tin- boys.
Dick and I had quarreled and parted.
I cannot tell you how it all began, or
why it ended in this serious fashion, but
I can assure you I felt very miserable as
I saw luin striding away over tho fields,
although I had told him to go myself.
Still I never thought be would have taken
me at my word.
"What shall I say to Aunt Maria?' I
thought as I turned my steps homeward.
This was a very serious reflection indeed, for it had been the dream of Aunt
Maria's existence to see me united to
Dick Johnson, the handsome only son of
our wealthy neighbor, Sir Henry.
Dick and I had played together as
children, danced together, flirted together, and finally fell in love with each
We were to have been married in a
month, and now I bad sent him away
and told him I never wished to see him
What was to be done���and, oh dear!
what should I say to Aunt Maria? There
was no help for it, however, but to go
home and explain the situation to the
best of my ability, and accordingly home
I went.
Aunt Maria was in the drawing room,
and I stole softly in and took up a book,
hoping that she would not notice me.
But she saw me directly and inquired:
"Where is Dick?"
"He has gone home," I replied, trying
to assume an nnconcerned manner and
failing most signally in the attempt.
"Gone home? Why! Did you not tell
him I expected him to dinner?"
"Then why it, lio not coming?"
"He had an engagement," I mumbled.
"For goodness' sake, child, speak out!
Come hero where 1 can see you. How
red your face isl   What is the matter?"
I rose obediently and stood before my
aunt, who fixed a relentless gaze upon
"You have been crying," she said.
"Now, just tell me the truth at once,
Daisy.   Have you and Dick quarreled?"
"Yes," 1 faltered.
"And what about, prayl"
"I don't know."
"You don't knowl" This in a yery
sarcastic tone.
I remained silent and fumbled for my
pocket handkerchief.
"Who began it?" pursued Aunt Maria
"I don't know."
"Have you broken off your engagement?"
"Yes," I buret forth. "I hate him, and
I will nover speak to him again." Then
I began to weep copiously.
"If you're going to howl," said Annt
Maria, with bitter irouy, "you had better
leave the loom. I shall require a full
explanation tomorrow from both you
and Mr. Johnson."
1 lied up stairs and did not appear
again that evening. I passed a wretched
night and liiul a flearful scene with Aunt
Maria the next morning. She stormed
and expostulated, but I remained firm
in ray resolve to return Dick's ring and
presents that very day.
Accordingly 1 spent a couple of hours
in crying over them and packing them
After luncheon Aunt Maria announced
her intention of visiting some pensioners
of hers in a villttgeabout three miles distant and ortlered me to accompany her.
which 1 prepared to do with a very bad
grace. I f. ur We walked fur about half
an horn- �� I'chont exchanging ti word, aud
a moro thoroughly ill tempered pair of
pedestrians could hardly have been found
Our way led through some fields, and
on reaching the iirst gate I noticed a
man leaning against it. As wo came up
be opened It for us and politely raised
his hat. He looked like a gentleman and
was dressed in a well fitting suit of blue
serge. I saw that he was a stranger and
Wondered where ho camo fyum, an strangers were rare in our secluded part of
tho world.
A little way further on I looked back
and observed that ho was following us.
He overti ik us beforo wo reached the
next gate, p issed us and opened I his ono
also, again li "ting his hut as we went by,
I thought this rather odd, hut having
resolved hot to speak to Aunt Maria until she addressed me I held my peace.
At tho thirtl gate the same performance was repeated, but this timo the
stranger did not fall behind. He walked
to Aunt Maria's side and asked, "May 1
offer you my arm?"
"Certainly not, sir," was tho indignant
rejoinder. "I have not the honor of your
acqua'iitauce, nor do I desire it,"
"At loast. you will permit me to carry
your umbrella," continued the stranger
unabashed. Aunt Maria merely snorted,
and clutching her umbrella more firmly
marched on at an increased pace.
"Is there no little service you will allow me to render you," purrsci ��a nn-
W��aass ooa;aaim in itogta tsaes.
"Uo away, eti I" soli scj aas: fsious-
ly. "We do not wish for your company.
Your having spoken to us at all is a
piece of the most unwarrantable impertinence,"
"Do not drive me from you," was the
reply. "I love you. I have loved you
from the first moment I saw you. You
are the only woman I have ever loved."
And with these words this most extraordinary individual threw himself on
his knees right in Aunt Maria's path.
At this point a light broke in upon me.
There was a large private ltmatio asylum in the neighborhood. This must
surely be one of the patients who had
eluded the vigilance ot his keepers and
"He's mad," I whispered to Annt Maria. "For goodness' sake humor him or
he will murder us both. I have always
heard they must be humored."
Aunt Maria, however, paid no attention, and I almost doubt if she even
heard mo.
"Let me pass, this instant, sir," she
gasped, crimson with wrath.
"Never! neverl till you promise to be
At this point, I regret to say, my aunt
lost her temper altogether, and raising
her umbrella she brought it down on
her suitor's head with such force that
she quite crushed in the top of the bowler hat he wore, and whicli fortunately
protected his skull. For a moment he
seemed petrified with astonishment.
Then he sprang to his feet, and seizing
Aunt Maria in his arms lifted her bodily from the ground and carried her
along the path. Sho struggled violently,
and I followed, screaming for help.
The lunatio strode on until he reached
the gate which led into a field, on one
side of which ran a rather high stone
wall. Upon the top of this wall he
placed my unfortunate aunt and then
stood and calmly surveyed her.
"Take me down! Let me gol" she
"Not till I have your promise to marry
me," replied the lunatio. "I am quite
prepared to remain here until tomorrow morning if need be," he added, witb
great coolness.
"Oh, aunt, do say "Yes,"* I implored,
but at this our persecutor turned upon
me. "Will you have the goodness not
to interfere?" he said, so fiercely that I
was terrified and shrank back.
For about 10 minutes Aunt Maria sat
on that wall aud raved. Then she burst
into tears. At this juncture 1 perceived
a man's figure in the distance. Was he
coming this way? Oh, joy, he was! As
he drew nearer I saw to my mingled delight and dismay that it waa Dick, and
seeing that the lunatio had hia back to
me I ran to meet him.
"Oh, Dick," I shouted as I came np to
him, "we have been so terribly frightened by a madman! He has put Aunt
Maria on the wall and says she can't get.
down until she promises to marry """
Do come and save her I"
Dick ran quickly to the spot, and the
lunatic turned and faced him.
"You rascal!" cried Dick. "Stand
back and let me take that lady off the
"You shall not touch her," said the
lunatic fiercely.
Dick took him by the coat collar and
flung him aside with such force that he
stumbled and fell. The next instant
Dick had lifted Aunt Maria safely to the
ground. Ho had scarcely done so when
the madman leaped upon him. and a ter
rific struggle followed. Suddenly 1 saw
the lunatic place his hand in the breast
of his coat, and the next instant there
was a flash of steel. He had drawn a
"Oh, Dickl���oh, my darling!" I ���creamed, "he will kill youl"
In that moment I forgot onr quarrel.
I forgot everything except that I loved
him hotter than anything in the world,
and that he was in peril of his life, and
rushing forward I grasped tho mailman's
arm and hung on to it with all my
weight. Aunt Maria screamed lustily
for help, and as I spun round with the
combatants I caught sight of two men
running across tho field.
Aid was near, so I clinched my teeth
and held ou like grim death. In a few
Beconds���it Beeuied like an eternity to
me���the men were on the spot, aud after
a brief struggle the lunatic was secured
and disarmed by the two keepers, who
had been searching for him all day. As
for me. the danger being ovor, 1 promptly fainted away. When 1 came to myself, Dick was kneeling beside me, supporting me in hia arms,
"Are you all right?" he asked anxiously.
"Yes," I replied, with a smile, "I am
quite well."
Wo all three walked home together,
and Dick dined with us that evening.
Afterward, when I accompanied him
into the ball to bid him good night, he
asked as he held me in his arms, "Tell
me, Daisy, would you have been sorry if
that fellow liutl killed me today?"
"Don't talk about it, dearest," I answered, with a shudder, "It would have
broken my heart."
"Then you cannot live without me
after all?"
I lean eil against his breast in silence,
and ho kissed mo very tenderly.
Dick and 1 have never quarreled since,
and I do not believe wo shall ever quarrel again -is long as wo live.���New York
Commercial Advertiser,
A Misfit Quotation.
An attache of a religious Dookstore tn
this city has spent so many years of hia
life among theological volumes that he
ih Scriptural or nothing, but he sometimes evolves a misfit. When hia attention was called the other day to a rose
neatly attached to the lapel of his coat
and an insinuation thrown out tbat s
lady friend might havo had something
to do with it, he paralyzed the insinnator
by saying, "No, sir; I gathered that rose
from my own vine and fig tree,"���Pittsburg Commercial-Gazette.
The crow files at the rate of but 25 miles
an hour. The sparrow hawk flies six times
as far, or ICO miles, in the same length of
Sturgeons, for their size, are the weakest
of all lish. They are found in some parts
weighing over a ton, but are perfectly helpless when attacked by a swordfish the size
of n herring. VW3
Synopsis of Proceedings.
Thubsday, January 25.
The Speaker took the chair at 2 p.m.
The following petitions were road and
From C. G. Major and others, for a
private bill to incorporate "The Delta &
New Westminster railway company."���
Mr. Punch.
From "The Britisli Columbia Southern
railway company," for a private bill to
consolidate their corporate acts,���Mr.
Dr. Watt moved, "That an humble address be presented by this House to the
Lieutenant Governor, prayinir him to
again move the Dominion Govern men tto
increase the per capita tax on Chinamen
coming into the Dominion to $100 each;
at the samo time expressing strongly the
opinion of this House that three-fourths
of all moneys received at British Columbia ports from the proposed highrr lax,
or (If such higher tax be not imposed)
from the present tax of $50, should ho.
paid to this Province, us the chief injury
from the presence of these Cbinameu is
sustained bv this Province, and not hy
the Dominion."
The mover said such a resolution was
unanimously passed at. the last mnetlnir
of the Houso, and he hud no doubt this
would be similarly received. Ho emphasized thn non-deslrablllty of the
Chinese, who came here practically as
slaves brought by the large companies
who deal In Chinese labor, aud contributed practically nothing to the welfare of
tho Province.
A lengthy discussion followed, taken
part In by Hon. Messrs. Davie and
Turner and Messrs, Heaven, Keith, Hall,
Home, Hunter, Kitchen, Stoddart, Foster, Rogers, Sword, Smith, Cotton. Milne
and Semlin, all of whom spoke against
Chinese Immigration.
The resolution was unanimously
Hon. Mr. Davie presented a return to
an order of the House for copies of all
correspondence between himself and Mr.
H. C. Ileeton (agent-general) between
June, 1893, and the present.
Mr. Smith moved "That an order of
the House be granted for a return of all
correspondence between tbe Honorable
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works and Mr. Gauvreau and Capt.
Moore, regarding the management of
���, the Gauvreau expedition in tbe north-
Il western portion of the Province in the
year 1892."
Motion agreed to.
Mr. Brown moved "That a respectful
address be presented to His Honor the
Lieutenant-Governor, praying him to
cause to be sent down to this House a
return showing in detail: (a.) All appointments made to the Provincial Health
Board since 1st July, 1892; (b.) Salaries
and allowances paid to persons so appointed." The mover explained that In
asking for this information be was
simolv following out his work of last
Hon. Mr. Davie stated that, as the
House was aware, the act in questi'-n
was to lie dormant until put in force by
an order-ln-council. The Government
had not thought lt n ccssary to issue a
proclamation to that effect, as the Province was not threatened with the approach of any epidemic, and therefore
it was considered advisable not to incur
the expense of putting tbe act in force.
A keen lookout would be kept, as during
the past year, and tho Government are
prepared to put it in force as soon as
Motion agreed to.
Mr. Sword asked, "Upon what terms
was tbe time for commencing the actual
work of construction on tbe Canadian
Western Central railway extended to the
1st August, 1894."
Hon. Mr. Davie���In granting the application of the railway company for an
extension of time for commencing the
actual work of construction, no new
terms were Imposed.
Mr. Sword aaked: " Has tbe bond
given by the Canadian Western Central
railway company, as security that $50,-
000 would be expended within a year In
surveys for the purpose of locating the
railway, been declared forfeited?"
Hon. Mr. Turner���No steps have been
taken In the matter.
Mr. Sword asked: "What sums have
been diverted to newly formed municipalities between tho preparation of the
estimates last year and tbe present time,
as stated in clause 13 of the address in
reply to the speech of His Honor the
Hon. Mr. Turner���The estimate of
amounts derivable from property taxes
was based on a calculation from the
rolls of 1892, the assessment of which
was made in 1891, consequently all sums
diverted to municipalities formed in 1892
affect the estimate of revenue made for
the fiscal year ending 30th June, 1893.
The sum so diverted amounts approximately to $40,000, in tho following municipalities: New Westminster district���
Sumas, Nlcomen, Dewdney, South Vancouver, Mission, Burnaby, and Matsqul.
Yale district���Spallumcheeu and Vernon.
The Houso went into committee on
the Lodgers' Relief Bill, Mr. Booth In the
Bill reportod from committee.
lion. Mr. Davio moved tho second
reading of tho Partnership bill, no said
it had boon brought In principally at tho
request of the Boards of Trade. It was
divided Into three parts, tho first relating principally to tbe law relating to
partnerships; tbo second to limited partnerships; and the third to tho registration of general partnerships; this being
something now In tbo Provlnco.
Bill road a second time and considered
in committee of tbo wholo, Mr. Sword In
the chair. The first two parts wero
agreed to, with a fow verbal changos,
and the committee reportod progress.
Hon. Mr. Davie moved the second
reading of the Witnesses and Evidence
bill. The object ot this was, he said, to
set at rest several points which commonly were matters of contention bofore
the courts, and the offect would be to
shorten the conduct of legal investigations, and to considerably cheapen and
simplify the proceedings.
Bill read a second time; to be committed to-morrow.
Mr. Eborta presented a petition from
R A. Anderaon and others, relating to
the construction of a telegraph lino between Nanaimo and Brownsville.
Fbiday. January 26.
Tho Speaker took the chair at 2 p.m.
Mr. Ilorno presented a petition for a
private bill for the consolidation of the
Acts relating to the Vancouver & West
minster Electric Railway   and Lighting
i The petition of R. A. Anderson and
others for a private bill to incorporate
"The Great Western Telegraph Company" was road and received.
Mr. Eberts presontnd a potition from
the Hall Mines Co., Ltd., for a private
bill respecting   a   tramway   line to the
i Silver King mines.
Hon. Mr. Turner moved that the House
resolve itself into a committee of supply
! on Thursday next.    Aureed to.
Hon. Col. Baker thus replied to tho
questions put by Dr. Milne:���
1. iJitl.l. N. Mulr furnish satisfactory
proof ol his gootl moral character to tho
boai'tl of examiners of teachers last July?
Ana. Yis, but he did not satisfy all tlie
requirements of section 5(1 of the Public
School Act.
2. Dili the board of examiners grant to
J. N. Mulr last July the opportunity of
appearing hefore it to satisfy  section 50
lof tho School Aci? If not, whv not?
Ans. lt is not the practice for candidates
to be required to appear before the board
of examiners in order to satisfy tho requirements of that section.
3. Did tho board of examiners examine
J, N. Mulr last July, in order to satisfy
section 50 of the School Act? If not,
Why not? Ans. For the reason given in
answer to second question.
4. Did ilie board of examiners give J.
N. Mulr any rouso for its refusal to
grant him a teacher's certificate last
Jiih? If not, why not? Ans. lt has not
been Hie practice of tlie board of examiners iu making Us report to state the
reason of the failure of any candidate to
Obtain a certificate who did not fully
satisfy the requirements of section 50 of
the Public School Act.
B. Why diil the board of examiners
refuse lo grant J. N. Mulr a teacher's
certificate last July? Ans. lam not in
a position to state what individual consideration liilluoiicnd tho members of tho
| board in unanimously rcfusiii,' to grant
j to Mr. Mulr a certificate la 1893, but do
not doubt that it was because he failed
to fully satisfy the requirements of section 56 of the Public School Act.
A message from His Honor the Lieut.-
Governor, transmitting a bill entitled
"An Act to provide for the establishment of a bureau of labor statistics and
also for the formation of councils of conciliation and arbitration," was presented
and the bill was referred for consideration at the next sitting.
Hon. Mr. Davie movod the adoption of
the report from committee on the Lodgers' Relief bill.
Report adopted and bill read a third
Tho House went into committee of the
whole on the Partnership bill, Mr. Sword
in the chair.
The bill was reported complete with
amendments, and was referred for consideration at next sitting.
Hon. Mr. Beaven, as a matter of privl-
ledge, called the attention of the House
to the fact that the public accounts
committee, appointed on Tuesday last,
had not yet met, though it was important that the committee should examine into the public accounts before
the estimates were considered. He stated
that a meeting of the committee had
been called for this morning, but of the
five members only he and Mr. Cotton attended. Ho had ascertained that two
members, Mr. Hall and Mr. Croft, were
ill and therefore could not attend, and
though be had tried in every way to find
the other member, Mr. Martin, he could
not do so.
Mr. Martin explained tbat the committee had been called together by him
at the earliest time practicable, and ho
had spent the morning trying to find Mr.
Hall and Mr. Croft, with the result that
he learned they were too ill to attend.
In reference to Hon. Mr. Beaven's
lecture, he reminded that gentleman
that in past j ears whon ho had other
business to attend to he had himself
stayed away from committee meetings.
Hon. Mr. Davie said he was glad to
find that the leader of tbe Opposition
and the Opposition generally were waking up to their duty to scrutinize the
public accounts of the Province at tbe
meetings of tbe committee appointed for
that purpose.
Mr. Cotton resented the statement that
the Opposition were waking up to their
duties, which he denied.
Hon. Mr. Davie pointed out that Mr.
Cotton was a member of tho committee
of 1892, which had made no report, and
he was therefore as much responsible as
anyone else.
Mr. Hall explained that It was from no
desire to shirk his duties that he was not
present In the morning, but simply be-'
cause he was not well enough to attend.
Mr. Croft reminded the leader of the
Opposition that it waa only a few years
since he himself was 111, and that tho
House at that time frequently adjourned
on Mr. Beaven's account, so that he
might not havo to attend at a night
Hon. Mr. Beaven said he had not Intended the slightest reflection on Mr.
Croft or Mr. Hall. Ho trusted that the
House would now mako somo arrangement for a meeting of committee.
Mr. Speaker remarked that this was
not a matter for the Houso, but to bo
settled by the committee between themselves; and the House would now pro-
coed with the orders.
Tho Houso went Into committee on tho
Witnesses and Evldonco bill, Mr. MeKenzie In the chair.
Hon. Mr. Davie, In answer to a question, explained as bofore, that tho bill
was a digest of the prosent law on tho
subject, with somo now provisions. It
applied, of course, only to such oroeeod-
lugs as came within tbo jurisdiction of
the Provincial legislature, and not to
gravor matters dealt with under the
Dominion statutes.
Good progress having boon mado with
tho bill thu committeo rose and reportod
and the House adjourned at 4.30 p.m.
Monday, January 29.
The Speaker took tho chair at 2 p.m.
The committeo on private bills reported tbat tho provslons of tho law had
been complied with respecting the bills
to Incorporate tho Delta and New Westminster railway, and to consolidate the
acts relating to the British Columbia
Southern railway.
Report received.
The petition from A. A. Ferguson and
others for a private bill to incorporate
"The Consolidated Electric Railway and
Light Company" was read and received.
The messago from His Honor the Lieutenant Govornor respecting the Labor
Bureau Bill, waa considered in committeo
of tho whole, Mr. Martin in tho chair,
and reported.
Roport adopted and bill road a first
Mr. Home moved that an address bo
presented to His Honor the Lieutenant-
Governor, praying him to take such steps
as he may deem necesaary to have that
portion of False creek and tidal lands referred to transferred to tho Province of
British Columbia, for the purpose of
having the said tidal lands conveyed to
the Corporation of tho city of Vancouver.
Hon. Mr. Beaven took exception to the
resolution, holding that strong argument
could bo adduced that the tidal lands in
the Province wero not the proporty of
tho Dominion Government; and held
that even if they wore and tho proposed
transfer to tho Province wore made, tho
lands in question could not be handed
ovor to the city of Vancouver on the
motion of a private member, but it must
bo at the instance of the Government.
Hon. Mr. Davie was glad to see that
the hon. gentleman who had introduced
this resolution was persistent In adopting the lino ho took two years ago, when
he moved a resolution in almost similar
terms. Tho right of the Dominion government to the foreshores had boen upheld by a judgement of the Supreme
Court of Canada, but a statute has been
passed by tho Dominion with the object
of transferring the foreshore rights to
tho Provinces generally.
The resolution wus adopted.
Mr. Sword moved "That a respectful
address be presented to tho Lieiitenant-
(iovornor, praying liim to send down to
the House a return showing the amount
of taxes due and unpaid in each district
at tlie close of the financial year, ending
30th June, 1893; also a statement showing how much of theso amounts has
accrued in eaoh year."
Motion agreed to.
Dr. Watt moved "That a respectful
address be presented to tho Lion ton ant-
Govemor, praying him to cause to bo laid
before this Houso a return of all hospitals receiving aid from tho legislature."
Motion agreed to.
Hon. Mr. Davie introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend tho Supreme
court act."
Bill read a first timo.
Hon. Mr. Davio said the only object
was to creato the district of Nanalmo a
separate Supreme court district, so tbat
they might do their work there im-tead
of having lt brought to Victoria, or having tbe Supreme court judges go up to
The Houso again went into committee
of the whole on the Witnesses and
Evidence bill, Mr. MeKenzie in the
The committee reported progress, having adopted nearly all the clauses.
Hon. Mr. Davie moved the secoud
reading of the bill respecting fraudulent
Bill read a second time.
Mr. Kitchen asked: "On what date and
on what terms or conditions, was $20,000
granted to the Island Mountain Quartz
Mining Co.?"
Hon. Mr. Turner���The grant to the
Island Mountain Quartz Mining Com pany
was made on tho 23rd of May, 1887, by
authority of "An act to aid tbe development of quartz mines," and in accordance with an order-in-council approved
on 23rd May, 1887, authorizing the
guarantee and repayment within five
years of a sum not exceeding $20,000 with
the interest thereon, the interest not to
exceed 6 per cent, per annum. Tho company obtained $20,000 from tbe Bank of
British Columbia, and failed to comply
with the conditions of section 5 of tho
act herein referred to. On the 31st
March, 1890, the amount together with
accumulated interest was paid by the
government to the bank, amounting in
all to $22,973.44, which in accordance
with the act stands as a charge and
claim against the property of the company.
Hon. Mr. Davie, rising to a question of
privilege, said there had been brought to
his attention a leading article which appeared in the Times on Saturday, respecting Dr. Watt's resolutlng in favor of increasing to $100 the tax on Chinese
entering tbe country, and of having
threo-fourtbs of the tax paid to the Province. The Times said: "The resolution
in favor of further restricting Chinese
immigration was passed in tbe Legislate ��
Assembly without a division. Last year
a similar resolution, offered byMr.Keith,
was uoted down, and It Is Interesting to
recall tbe division list on tbat occasion,
which waa as follows." The assertion
made In the article, as a reflection upon
the members supporting the government, he declared to be entirely at
variance with the facts. The vory same
resolution which was carried unanimously the other day was introduced last
session by Mr. Punch, aeconded by Dr.
Watt, and on the 27th of March was
resolved In the aflirmativo without a
Mr. Punch moved the first reading of
the bill to incorporate tho Delta & Now
Westminster railway.
Bill read a lirst time and referred to
the railway committee.
Tbe Houso adjourned at 4.30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 30.
The Spoakor took tho chair at 2 p.m.
Dr. Watt asked that his resolution for
tho appointment of a aoloct commltteoon
the proposal to settle lands in tho Nechaco
valley on single '..x principles stand
Agreed to.
Hon. Mr. Vernon reforrod tho Houso
to tho correspondence on tho subjoct of
tho Gauvroau expedition, which had
been laid on tho table of tho House tho
previous day. Until tho members had
an opportunity of reading this be thought
It would be woll to rcaorvo tho dobate on
tho motion for a committee of Investigation, which was on tho papor for this
day. He thought tho members would
agree with blm that thero Is no necessity
for printing the correspondence, which
Is very voluminous, but if tho printing
coinmittoc decided that It ought to bo
printed tho Government would offer no
The four bills noxt on the order paper
standing lu the name of the Hon. Attorney-General, and that gentleman not
having roturned from the Supreme court
whore hojhad been engaged in a govornmont case, the Houso sat Idle for a fow
minutes, until Hon. Mr. Beaven asked
the cause of the delay, which Hon. Mr.
Vernon explained as above, stating that
bills, being legal measures, could not
well bo proceeded with In the absence of
the Attorney-General.
Hon. Col. Baker suggested that the bill
to provido for a bureau of labor statistics, standing for a second reading, bo
proceeded with.
Mr. Keith suggested that this should
stand over for a while. He atated that
he had sont copies out to a numbor of
labor organizations, and ho was anxious
Oontlnuod on 4th page.
For Extra Choice   Fresh
and Prepared Meats
Opposito Reid & Currie's Foundry.
Of all kinds on hand.
A Gall Solicited.
Manufacturer of
Mineral Water,
Etc., Etc.
Factory in rear of City Brewery.
Cunningham St., New Westminster, 8.C.
Tenders for a License to oat Timber on
Dominion Lands in the Province
of British Columbia.
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the
underalgned and marked on the
envelope "Tender for Timber Berth 125,
to be opened on the 26th of February,
1894," will bo received at this Department until noon on Monday, the 26th
day of February next, for a license to
cut timber on a bertb of 530 acres situated in Township 7, Range 7, West ef
the 7th Meridian, immediately North of
Timber Berth 68, on either side of a
small stroam which joins the creek flowing into the North Arm of Ilurrard Inlet,
in the said Province.
The regulations under which a license
will be issued, together with a sketch
showing approximately the position of
tbe berth in question, may be obtained
at this Department or at the office of
the Crown Timber Agent at New Westminster.
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accepted cheque on a chartered Bank
In favour of the Deputy of the Minister
of the Interior, for the amount of the
bonus which the applicant Is prepared to
pay for a license.
No tender by telegraph will be entertained.
Department of tbo Interior,
Ottawa, 9th January, 1894.
Importers   of  Hardware,
Paints, Oils and Window
Glass,   Lime,    Cement,
Leather  and  Rubber
Belting,      Crockery,
Lamps and Glassware,
The above steamer makes regular trips
between Wostmlnstor and Langloy, taking Parson's Channel and thus calling
regularly at Hembrough's brick yard,
Port Kells and all other intermediate
points. Partiea anxious to roach Cloverdale and other points in Surroy, and who
miss tho train, will often find this boat
Leaves Westmlnater every day at 3 p. m.
except Saturday, whon sho leaves at
2 p. m.
Leaves Langley every day at 9 a. m. except Fridays, whon she leaves at 8
a. m. for Wostmlnstor market.
Extra trip on Saturdays, leaving Langloy at 5 p. in.
No trips on Sundays.
c. Mcdonough
Constantly on Hand an Extensive Stock of
Groceries, Flour and Feed, Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, Hats ant
Caps, Crockery, Glassware, Etc.
Men's and Boys' Suits,   Great Variety of Household Articles.   Also Grain, 8se&fr
Potatoes, and General Stores.
N.B.���Farm Produco bought at market rates or sold on commission.  Orders from. (
Interior promptly attended to.
���wholesale;* retail dealer in���
Orders   by  Mail   Receive
Prompt Attention.
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;��ltj?  Uctctftc   ��cmaMcm.
The bill for the incorporation of the
iDelta, New Westminster & Eastern
.Railway Company is now passing through
tits sovoral stages In tho Provincial Legislature, in charge of Mr. Jas. Punch.
jM.P.P. Excepting tho main line of the
vC.P.R., no railway enterprise yet pro-
iposed in this Province is at all likely to
i-be of such important permanent service
tto 11. C. as tho line now under discussion.
The proposed road is really a continuation of the Victoria and Sydney railway,
;and is intended to be worked In connection with that road by a fast ferry
^service from Point Roberts to Sydney.
'The Delta, New Westminster & Eastern
Hallway, as shown bv a map profile,
commences at a wharf In navigable water
.near the American boundary. Proceeding eastward about a mile, a branch
strikes northerly through tho highly
ccultivated district of Delta Municipality
I to the town of Ladners, thus supplying
'-railway coinmunieatiou to a progressive
���community long in need of it. The main
Illne takes a north of east course, and
proceeds through Delta for four or five
^niles when it branches, one line running
jnorth-east to a point on the Eraser
River opposite New Westminster, and
tthe other striking south of east, on a
Jneariy straight line to a junction with
'.the American railway system at or near
iSumas. The advantage to this city of
���the proposed railway connection is too
:apparent to need urging here, and our
^citizens should see to it that Mr. Punch
ids well seconded by tho representative of
INew Westminster in pressing upon tho
JUinistry the advisability of extending to
ithe projectors of the new enterprise
������ivory reasonable assistance within tbe
Hegltimate power of the Government,
^always holding in view the general welfare of the Province. On the face of it,
ithe line to New Westminster will be
greatly handicapped unless some provision Is made for crossing the Fraser.
"We are not informed whether the promoters contemplate obtaining accommodation on the proposed Northern Railway bridge, but It is to be hoped not.
The patience of City and country is about
^exhausted with the dilly-dallying of the
Northern Pacific people, and they feel
.'that the time has arrived for action.
'A stage of progress bas been reached,
when the interests of two progressive communities separated by a
.���river barrier, Imperatively demand that
that barrier shall bo abolished. It is
^certain that the Delta railway seoks to
irun its ears into Westminster City, and
���it is also certain that that road will be
of moro real service to this community
rthan the through line of the Northorn
"(Pacific. It might, consequently be a
{fortunate thing if the inducements
toflered to tho Northern Pacific could be
-withdrawn and similar aid extended to
ithe Delta Railway '"'ompany upon tho
^production of the bona fides iu tho case.
���It should, perhaps, be stated here that
'the Drlta, New Westminster & Eastern
���contains evidence of its genuineness in
.the fact that the Victoria & Sydney section, upon the completion of which a
(largo amount of money has already been
���expended, is absolutely useless without
the proposed extensions. If properly
���w��c��naged the new roads will be put
���.���under construction almost Immediately,
und thoso who aro concerned in tho prosperity ot this city and the trlbutury dis
ftrict should earnestly back tho new
aindortaking, and seo to it that tho welfare of tho choicest district of tho Provlnco does not suffer through nogloct or
.factiousness in or out ot tho Legislature.
So far wo havo treated of that part of
Aim proposed lino especially affecting
'Westminster. The line to Sumas, how-
���ever, is of equally great concern to the
: settlers of Delta, Surrey, Langley and
rSumas municipalities which comprise
��� tlie largest and most promising section of
'contiguous good agricultural lands In the
"whole Province. To tho peoplo of these
^municipalities tho proposed road would
be an undisguised blessing, and would
give them cheer to buckle to their
Arduous task of farm making, and hurry
���up the day when tho south side of the
JTraseryfrom Popcorn to tho sea will be
one continuous garden to tho boundary
.line.    It Is true a branch  of tho Groat
Northern Railway already runs through
Surrey from north to south, but lt Is
also true, unfortunately, that that road
has been of no advantage whatever to the
community it passes through or to this
city. The passenger charges on the
Canadian section of the Great Northern
Railway, are precisely the same as obtained in the old staging days, and the
freight charges are never materially less
and often much higher than tho ordinary
wagou freighter's charge of to-day.
From Liverpool to Blaine there is no
place on the line where a bag of flour
may bo put iu out of the wet, and al-
thongh it sounds absurd, it is a fact that
at Cloverdale and other points men are
contemplating freighting by wagon in
competition with the railway, and apparently with reasonablo prospect of
success. This shows the need of railway communication south of the river in
order to place the settlors thore In as
favorable a position as their fellow-
settlers on tho north side. To those
well acquainted with the district to be
served, the Delta, New Westminster &
Eastern Railway enterprise is just what
is needed, and many anxious wishes aro
now being expressed for the speedy con
struction of that important railway.
Since the abovo was put in type a new
proposition for a railway and trullic
bridge over the Fraser has boon submitted to the City Council, tho text of
which we give in another column. Mr.
Belfour and his colleagues appear to be
in earnest, and if tho city can froo itsolf
of the bridgo arrangement ontered into
last year, tho prospect of having the
river spanned during tho coming season
is certainly very promising. With the
bridgo built and two additional railways
running thoir cars into Westminster, the
tono of the city and its people would be
a very different measure from that prevailing for some time back.
There are varying degrees of excellence
in parrots as, in other things, though
most birds of even modorato acquirements can get off tho phrase that heads
this article with satisfactory accent and
due emphasis. Occasionally, howover,
one runs across or hears of truly talented
specimens of the parrot family���birds of
delightfully entertaining accomplishments, that say the cutest things iu the
cutest way,and make your sides ache with
irrepressible laughter at bright witticisms
that quite capture you by their very
gullelessness, and vou just adore the
gifted bird, and would give half-a-
dozen "crackers" to reward its spright-
llness and betoken admiring appreciation. Often, however, the serious
matters of life intervene, and you forget
the brilliant parrot inlhepressingaffairs
of every-day business.
In the Provincial Legislature on
Thursday of last week, Dr. Watt introduced a resolution in the direction of restricting Chinese immigration. The
motion was carried unanimously, some
sixteen members on both sides of the
House, including Ministers, availing
themselves of the occasion to express
themselves in favor of the principle of
the resolution. A day or two af forwards
the Victoria Times, which Is one of the
two fanatical Opposition journals of the
Provinces, published an article of a great
deal more wit than truth, dealing with
the humorous side of the resolution, and
asserting that at last session the House
divided on a similar resolution and that
the Ministerialists largely voted against
the motion, while the Oppositionists were
heroes and just spread themselves to
abolish Chinese labor from tho land.
The Times even gavo tho division of the
House on the resolution, and printed In
good plain typo the names of those who
voted for and those who voted against
the bold motion of the valiant Mr. Keith.
Tho Westminster Parrot acquitted itself
very creditably in repoating this story in
Tuesday's issue. Oddly enough, seeing
that tho Opposition papers never prevaricate nor misrepresent, the ntory of
tho Victoria Times was utterly baseless.
The resolution referred to was not introduced by Mr. Keith, but by Mr. Jas.
Punch, and it passed unanimously on
that occasion as on tho later one. There
was no division of tho House at all, and
consequently the Victoria Times was
guilty of lying, no doubt woakly unintentional. The Parrot hero is in tho
samo box, except that tho Times was
forcod to acknowledge Its error, while
parrots do not usually fool any obligation
upon them of that kind.
It Is a littlo strange that this subject
of Chinese labor touches a question In
dlsputo between this Journal and our
neighbor tho Columbian. It will bo remembered that the Canadian reportod
tho Kitchen-Sword meeting at Hall's
Prairie as a rather flat demonstration
with a small attendance. The Columbian
objected that thero was a large attendance, and cheery enthusiasm. Not
wishing to ovorcrowd a point, we
let the contradiction go at the
time. But we will hero say that wo
believe the representation of the
Canadian was right, and that It
was on this very rock of Chinese
labor that tbo KItchon-Sword ship foundered at Hall's Prairie. Tho bulk of the
peoplo of that locality are not friendly
to the Government, and tho Kitchen-
Sword path to transient glory was open
on that score. But the same peoplo aro
intonsly In earnest on Chinese restriction.
Thoy have a vigorous society organized,
and miss no opportunity of urging their
views upon public men. Their placo of
meotlng is adorned with suitable mottoes,
and it was here that Messrs. Kitchen and
Sword met the electors of the neighborhood. The meeting was not large, because there are only twenty resldont
householders in Ward 5 of Surrey, of
which Hall's Prairie is a part, and
several of these were not present. Things
went nicely until a zealous member of
the anti-Chinese organization, chairman
of the meeting, we understand, directed
attention to ono of tho society's mottoes,
and askod an expression of opinion from
tho political visitors. Mr. Sword answered. That gentleman, it is well known,
does not hold popular 'views on tho
Chineso question, and he replied in tho
honest, manly, and straightforward
manner that caught the respect of the
large moeting at Surrey Centre, but It
lost him tho admiration of tho Hall's
Prairie gathering, and the meeting
finished in shade, and dissolved with a
vote of thanks to tho chairman, but with
no cheors for the speakers of tho day.
One day last week tho Victoria Colonist
published an item headed "Rumors," in
which it was stated that Mr. Jas. Duns-
mulr and several others connected witli
that Influential gentleman, would bo
candidates for seats iu tho next Legislative Assembly. The Victoria Times,
ever on the alert to got a "crack" at the
Government, took tho mattor up, twisted
It into a premature divulgonco of Hon.
Premier Davlo's election plans, called It
a family compact, and extended It in
brilliant Imagination ovor the Mainland. About a week later the
Westminster Parrot had learned its
lesson, aud In Wednesday's Columbian tho
same silly story, delightfully decorated
with tho cutest, cunningest, airiest
parrot talk, just convulsed tho listeners
of the Mainland. The fact that Mr.
Davio was himself unmistakably annoyed at the peculiar announcement only
added to the vivacity of the sprightly
bird, and It rollicked and sported and
curvetted as only a capltivating and
adorablo parrot can. If life was all play,
wt a pleasure would be tho chatter of
a glftei parrot. But, alack, thero are
serious days. Place tho writer of this
on record as qulto ready, on occasion, to
throw down tho gauntlet to Jas. Duns-
tnulr, Theodore Davio, or any other
notable of British Columbia, and then
sum up the following: If the Dunsmuir
family and their adherents wish to contest every constituency in British Columbia at the approaching elections, is
there anything wrong about that? Is
this a country of free political institutions? Provided Mr. Davie's Government gives us a fair redistribution
measure, and the people should be foolish enough to elect Mr. Dunsmuir and
his adherents in a majority of constituencies, who would be to blame for
The Opposition papers talk rot, and
back of it all you who have oars to hear
can catch the refr.Mn of "Polly wants a
cracker I"
Considering the sinallness of tbe population of British Columbia, there can be
no question that the country is aflUctod
with a good deal more than its due share
of vicious and desperate men, and especially of that class who placo but littlo
value on human life. The wretch hanged at Victoria on Tuesday deliberately
took the life of his old neighbor and
friend on no greater consideration than
to obtain somo five or six twenty-dollar
gold pieces that the victim was known
to bo possessed of. Cool murder for 8120.
Cheap, isn't It? The number of heavy
offences on the last assize docket was
matter of comment. Will thero bo any
improvement when the Court next meets?
A man peaceably crossing a Vancouver
bridge feols the muzzle of a rovolvor at
tho back of his head, and the next
moment is lying unconscious with a
bullet In his neck. At Savary Island a
trader and his hired man aro butchorod
and the premises looted. An Inquest Is
at tho present time in progress in Victoria on the body of a woman who It Is
feared was poisoued for her monoy.
Undoubtedly this far-away and thlnly-
sottled country offors retreat to bold and
vicious mon from more populous communities. So it was In oarly days, but a
storn and unyloldlng administration of
tho laws cowed tho bullies and desperadoes, and hero in this wild and forost-
covored land human lifo was safor than
on any other part of tho Pacific Coast.
Crlmo Is still pursuod with the terrors of
British Justice, and tho vigorous administration of tho criminal lows In B.C.
only a short time ago callod forth the
admiring approval of sister Provinces.
But the fact remains that thero has to
be contended with an unusually numerous class of peoplo who know no check
upon their passions but tho fear of
h"man law, and It bohoves all good
citizens to dispenso with sentimental
weakness for a timo and encourago tho
authorities In clearing our borders of tho
dangorous olemont by the vigorous prosecution and storn punishment of every
ovll door.
Nanaimo's foreign coal shipments for
January amounted to ,10,183 tons, tho
Now Vancouver Coal Co. supplying 21,-
478 and tho Wellington collorlos 2.5,750
tons towards this total.
Continued   from   page   3.
to receive replies from them  before the
measure was proceeded with.
Hon. Col. Baker inquired if a week
would be sufficient time, and receiving
an affirmative answer the second reading was postponed for that time.
This exhausting tho order paper the
House adjourned at 2.25.
Wednesday, Jan. 31.
The Speaker took tho chair at 2 p.m.
Mr. Croft presented a petition from
C. T. Dupont and otliors respecting a
railway from Kaslo.
Mr. Home presented a petition from
A. Maclean and others asking that a
certain contract with the municipality of
Richmond be declared good and valid.
The petition of the Hall Mines Company respeciing a railway to the mines
was read and received.
Mr. Foster moved for copies of all
orders in council authorizing tho allowance of a drawback or rebate on royal-
tics on any piles, spars or timber, with
the amount of the same allowed, and tho
name of the company or person to whom
the rebate has been granted.
Motion agreed to.
Hon. Mr. Davio moved for leave to Introduce a bill intituled "An act to extend
the application of tlie 'Marriage act' and
the 'Regulation of births, doaths and
marriages act' to tho society called tho
Salvation Army."
Bill introduced and read a lirst time.
Hon. Mr. Davie moved for leavo to introduce a bill Intituled "An act to abolish
tlie right to access and uso of light by
Bill introduced and read a first timo.
Dr. Mllno moved that a respectful address bo presented to His Honor the
Lieutenant-Governor requesting him to
cause to bo sent down to tho House
copies of all correspondence between tho
Govornment of this Province and the
Government of tho Dominion relative to
the Songhees Indian reserve, or better
known as the Indian reserve, situated
within tho corporation limits of tho city
of Victoria. Tho mover pointed out
that the city of Victoria had extended
so that tho Indian reservo was now in
the centre of it. As tho land had acquired a great value solely by reason of
tho city's growth, It was only fair that
the municipality should receive the advantage of this, If tho Indians were removed; and he hoped that If the Provlnco
could secure possession of the land it
would be tr nsferred to the city on terms
advantageous to both.
Motion agreed to.
Mr. Martin moved for leavo to introduce a bill intituled "An act to amend
the game protection act (1892) amendment act, 1893."
Bill read a first time.
Mr. Sword moved "That an order of
the House be granted for a return showing tho sums, if any, duo and unpaid on
land sold in various districts at the close
of the financial year, ending 30th June,
Hoh. Mr. Davie suggested that tho return should bo up to date.
Motion so amended and agreed to.
Mr. Sword moved "That an order of
the House be granted for a return showing the amount, if any, of land registry
fees duo and unpaid at tho 30th June,
1893: the pames of those in arrears, with
the respective amounts and the years in
which such arrears accruod."
Mr. Croft suggested that the return
cover until the 31st of December.
Motion so amended and agreed to.
Mr. Semlin moved "That a respectful
address be presented to His Honor the
Lleutonant-Governor, asking His Honor
to be pleased to cause to be sent down to
this House copies of all orders-in-council,
contracts, tenders and correspondence
between the Govornment or any member
thereof and the contractor for the construction of the Nakusp & Slocan railway."
Motion agreed to.
Hon. Col. Baker presentodthe twenty-
second annual report of tbe public
schools; a manual of school laws and
school regulations; and a statement of
bonds given by public officers.
Mr. Keith asked: 1. Is tho amendment
to the coal mines regulation act of 1890
constitutional, or, in other words, is said
act workable? 3. And if said act is
"constitutional," Is it the intention of
the Government to enforce it?
Hon. Mr. Davio replied that since this
question had been put on theorder paper
an opinion on the subject had been given
by Mr. Speaker, which ho noticed was
to bo made the subject of an appeal to
the house. He believed the present
question to be out of order, but would
not go into tho matter fully just now, as
ho intended to give his opinion at somo
length when the appeal came up.
The Speaker announced having received instruction that the appeal against
his decision had been droppod.
Hon. Mr. Davie said he thought Mr.
Keith's question was out of order under
paragraphs 116 and 117 of tho Rules of
Order, and ho asked for a ruling on this
The Speaker ruled that the question
was out of order.
Mr. Brown asked: "Is the Government
prepared to name the dato upon which
tho redistribution bill will bo brought
down to this houso?"
Hon. Mr. Davie���Tho bill will bo
brought down in due time, but I cannot
name tho date.
Dr. Mllno askod: "Is lt tho Intention
of tho government to repeal so much of
the personal property tax enactment as
relates to monoy loaned on mortgage on
roal estate?"
Hon. Mr. Turner requostod that tbe
question bo laid ovor until Monday.
Mr. Sword resumed tho adjourned do-
bato on tho motion of Mr. MeKenzie for
the appointment of a committee to inquire into tho charges mado against tho
management of tho Gauvreau expedition. As tho correspondence was very
voluminous ho thought tho house should
appoint tho committeo, which could thon
examine the letters.
Hon. Mr. Vornon moved that Mr.
Hall's name bo added to the committeo,
as ho represented tho district where the
expedition had beon and had mado personal Inquiries thore.
Mr. Booth expressed thothope that tho
committeo would not go further than the
examination of the correspondence without reporting to tho bouse, as thoro was
likely to bo considerable expense Involved.
Motion agreed to.
Hon. Mr. Davie moved the adoption of
the report from committeo on the partnership bill.
Mr. Sword requested that tho matter
might bo allowod to lie over, as ho had
just givon notlco of somo amendments.
Ho also  questioned  tho  desirability of
providing for   the  compulsory registration of existing partnerships.
Motion withdrawn.
The house again went into committee
on the witnesses and evidence bill, Mr.
Keith in the chair.
Bill reported from committee.
Tho house went into committee on the
Supreme court bill, Mr. Stoddart in the
Hon. Mr Davie moved a series uf
amendments to tho bill, which originally
created Nanaimo a separate judicial district, so as to create also a separate district for West Kootenay, with headquarters at Nelson.
The committee roso and reported progress.
Hon. Mr. Turner movod tho second
reading of the horticultural bill. He
said this had been introduced with the
object of carrying out the provisions of
the acts already passed in tho house,
which it had been found did not givo
enough power to members of tho board.
The bill is a vory important ono, as fruit
growing is largely on the increase in tho
province, and tho prevention of the
spread of insect pests introduced from
other places had become a necessity.
Ono pest In particular to which a groat
deal of attention Is now being paid is
the woolly aphis, which a few years ago
put in its appearanco In Britisli Columbia.
The bill passod its second reading and
was committed; tho committeo rose reported progress.
Mr. Eberts presented petitions on behalf of the Cariboo Hydraulic Mining
Company, and also on behalf of tho
Horsefly Hydraulic Mining Co.
The houso adjourned at 4:15 p.m.
Thursday, February 1st.
The Speaker took the chair at 2 o'clock.
Mr. ttooth, presented petitions from
John Irving and others for a railway
from a point on tho Eraser river to Bur-
naby; also from J. H. Brownlco and
othors for an extension of timo for the
construction of the Cordova Bay railway.
Mr. Punch presented a pstitlou for aid
In tho reclamation of land for settlement.
Mr. Hunter presented a potition on
behalf of the Kaslo-Slocan Railway Company.
Mr. Rogers presented a petition asking
that part of the Municipal Act of 1893 be
The following petitions were read and
From C. T. Dupont and others, for a
private bill re Kaslo-Carponter Creek
railway.���Mr. Croft.
From Lachlan McLean and othors, for
a private bill re claim against Richmond
Municipality.���Mr. Home.
, From the Ashcroft and Cariboo Railway Company, for a private bill to amend
their corporate act, and for additional
powers.���Dr. Watt.
From the Horsefly Hydraulic Mining
Company and from the Cariboo Hydraulic Mining Company, for private bills to
consolidate tho companies' mining properties.���Mr. Eberts.
Tbe house went into committeo of tho
whole to consider the resolution "That a
supply bo granted to Hor Majesty," Mr.
Martin in tho chair.
Tho committee reported tho resolution
which was ordered for consideration on
Mr. Horno asked leave to introduce a
bill to amend the "Wide Tire Act, 1893."
Mr. Kitchen objected that the two
days' notice required had not boen givon,
as this was not the samo as tho motion
of which Mr. Home had origiually given
After discussion, the point of fact
being disputed, the Speaker sustained
tho objection.
Mr. Sword moved: "That In the opinion of this house tho incidence of the tax
on mortgages Is Inequitable."
The Speaker said that be was not
quite sure that this motion is regular,
and he therefore asked that it be left
over to the next sitting.
The matter was laid over as suggested
by the Speaker.
Mr. Home moved for a return showing
the corrected census reports from the
Dominion government of the population
of British Columbia; showing the number of whites, Chinese and Indians on
the mainland; also the number of whites,
Chinese and Indians on Vancouver Island. The mover said ho would like to
havo this Information before the redistribution bill is brought down.
Mr. Brown said to be of any use the
return must show tho population by
electoral districts. He moved, in effect,
that all tbo words relating to island and
mainland bo struck out, and that the return bo made to show the population by
electoral districts "as noarly as possible."
Hon. Mr. Davio objected that such a
return as that asked for by Mr. Brown
would be mere guess work, and of no
valuo whatever. Tho districts for Dominion purposes, according to which tho
census returns aro made up, aro quite
different to thoso for provincial affairs,
and It would bo a matter of impossibility
to givo other than a speculative return
If Mr. Brown's suggestion woro to bo
followed rather than that of tho original
Hon. Mr. Beaven took exception to the
object Implied by Mr. Homo when ho
said that ho wanted this Information beforo tho redistribution bill camo down.
Ho thought it was a vory groat pity that
thero should bo such evident attempts
mado to divide the provlnco. Tho legislature should novor hoar of such a division as that of the Island and mainland. (Hear, hear!) Tu attempt to
show the population In tho way proposed
in the resolution has tho most mischievous tendency. Ho regretted that Mr.
Horno In his closing remarks had disclosed the clovon foot, showing that he
simply wanted to open the unhappy discussion over again.
Hon. Mr, Davie asked the hon. leader
of tho Opposition why if his sentiments
woro as stated he did not disassociate
himself from those who got up tho Mainland petition.    (Hear, hear!)
Hon. Col. Baker said ho was very glad
to hoar the hon. leader of the Opposition
echoing tho feelings of the Govornment
on this point. It was rather cheering td
hoar this recognition from the other side
of the House that we aro one people and
ono Province.
Tho amendment by Mr. Brown was
negatived on division of 17 to 11, and the
original motion was declared carried on
the same division.
Hon. Mr. Davio moved the second reading of the "Salvation Army Act, 1894."
Tho most Important provision of this is
that any duly appointed commissioner or
staff officor of tho society, being an adult
male, chosen or commissioned by tho
soeloty to solemnize marriage, and rosl-
dont in Canada, shall havo for the timo
being the same authority for that purpose as a clergyman or minister under
the marriage act. The mover stated
that tho Salvation Army are no doubt
an earnest body trying to do much of
good, and thero Is no reason why an exception should be made of thom in the
matter of a privilege of this nature enjoyed by other sects.
Mr. Semlin thought this bill should not
be adopted without some protection
further than that provided.
Hon. Mr. Beaven said the bill proposed
a dangerous innovation. Tho officers of
this society are not at all lobe compared
with the ministers of the several denominations.
Hon. Mr. Davio replied that this comparison was simply odious, the Salvation
Army being just as much entitled to respect as any other Christian sect, and
there was no reason why they should be
put in any different position. He had
introduced this bill at tho request of
several of the officers and members of
what ho considered a worthy institution,
and while ho did not ask support for it
as a Govornmont measure, it was one
which he thought should be passed.
Hon. Mr. Beaven said one great objection which he wished to point out is that
tho records of this society aro not easily
available, and thero is no ovidenco that
they keep proper records.
Mr. Booth stated that tho society keep
a very complete record, not only of every
officer but of every private member.
After considerable further discussion
tho bill was read a second time, Messrs.
Martin, Heaven and Semlin dissenting.
Hon. Mr. Davie movod that tho House
at its rising dn stand adjourned until
Monday at 2 p.m. Ho said thero was a
good deal of oxecutivo business to be
attended to, making II advisable that the
ministers should not have to bo in attendance on tho House to-morrow.
Motion agreed to; aud tho House adjourned at 5.10 p.m.
Tariff BUI Passed,
Washington, D. C, Feb. 1.���Interest
in tho closing hours of tho tariff debate
was shown this morning by the largo attendance. The fact that Reed would be
one of tho speakers to-day filled the gal-
lerios long beforo the time set for the
opening of business. When Reed appeared he was recognized by the spectators in the galleries, who rose to their
feet and cheered him wildly. Applause
also greeted the arrival of Crisp. The
tariff bill with amendments was reported
to tho houso and Reed took the floor
amid loud cheers. Reed concluded his
remarks amid deafening applause and
cheers from the galleries and members
on the floor. Ho was followod by
Messrs. Reed and Wilson in favor of the
bill. Wilson finished his speech amid
great enthusiasm, and after tho eloquent
peroration tho crowd threw up their
hats, tho women their handkerchiefs,
and Wilson was carried around ou tho
shoulders of Bryan and Tucker.
Washington, Feb. 1.���As tho voting
for tho tariff bill approaches a careful
canvass of the House discloses tho fact
that about 30 Democratic votes will be
cast in opposition.
Washington, Feb. 1, 3.30 p.m.���The
tariff bill has passed: yeas, 203; nays,
The Reconciliation of the Emperor and
Berlin, Jan. 26.���January 26th, 1894,
will go down in history as the day marking a gioat event in Germany, the final
act in tho reconciliation between Emperor William II. and Prince Bismarck,
to whom k< due tho fact that there is
among European sovereigns such a personage as a German Emperor. Tho
streets of Berlin wore early alive with
thousands of persons who were desirous
of witnessing tho triumphal procession
accompanying the Prince from the railway station to the castle of his Imperial
host. Four years ago Prince Bismarck
retired after a quarrel with his Emperor
and since that time until to-day he has
never seen His Majesty. But to-day
upon the Emperor's Invitation the Prince
came to Borlin and the people showed
him that in spite of his "blood and iron"
rule, he has still a warm place In their
hearts. The only topic of conversation
in the cafes and other places where the
public Is wont to gather was the visit of
the Prince and its probable effect on the
political situation, for though it is said
that Prince Bismarck has forever retired
from public life, it is thought that the
Emperor will not disdain to seek advice
from a man whoso statesmanship has always been successful.
Louisville, Ky., Jan. 31.���The taxpayers of Kentucky are required to sign a
printed oath after making up their tax
lists. General CassiusM. Clay, of Whitehall, after erasing this, wrote and signed
tho following of his own: The signor
solemnly swears that tho railway corporations of tho state and the nation
have taken possession of tho highways
and oxorciso on him and his land and
personal estate unlimited power of taxation whon ho has no representation,
and thoir decrees aro enforced by a hireling army undor the name of detectives,
using force without orders from state or
nation. That on the 18th day of September, 1892, he had not made a dollar
on his personal and real estate, but on
tho contrary had expondod sovoral hundred dollars la tho paymont of his laborers; that he has nothing that ho can
sell at a profit, and havlng'boen roducod
from allluonce to poverty, while honestly
working for a living and paid all to the
usurping railways and their allies, the
plutocracy of tho United States, ho Is
unablo and protests against paving anything moro to the commonwealth of Kentucky, or to tho United States of Amorl-
ca, except undor forclblo compulsion, until the once Republic resumes tho liberties
Inhorltod by our fathers and God defend
tho right.
The Nanalmo Telegram states thut
Messrs. Lynn, C. E��� and Gartley have,
whilst on a prospecting tour not very far
from Nanalmo, found a ledge containing
light ruby silver ore, as also a gold bear'
ing lodge of tellurium ore. '
Wanted���a position as short-hand and
typo writer. Lawyer's offico preferred
Roforonces furnished.   Apply,
A. B., care Pacific Canadian.
Stallions for Sale.
For Sale, two thoroughbred Clydesdalo
Stallions, weighing about 1,700 pounds
oach. Will bo sold on easv tonus For
furthor particulars apply to
Mount Vernon, Wash. Uo5
Why Flnwen Sleep at Night.
Why should flowers sleep? asks Sir
John Lnbbock in "The Beauties of Na-
tnre and the Wonders of the World We
Liveln." Why should some flowers do so
and not others? Moreover, different flowers keep different hours. Ihe daisy opens
at sunrise and closes at sunset, whence
its name "day's eye." The dandelion
(leontodon) is said to open about 7 and
close about 5; Arenaria rubra to be open
from 9 to 3; the white -water lily (nym-
phcea) from about 7 to 4; the common
mouse ear hawkweed (hieracium) from
8 to 3; the scarlet pimpernel (anagallis)
to waken at 7 and close soon after 2;
Tragopogon pratensis to open at 4 in the
morning and close just before 12, whence
its English name, "John go to bod at
noon." Farmers' boys in some parts are
said to regulate their dinner time by it.
Other flower, on the contrary, open in tho
Now, it is obvious that flowers whioh
are fertilized by night flying insects
would derive no advantage from being
open by day, and, on tue other hand, that
those which are fertilized by bees would
gain nothing by being open at night.
Nay, it would bo n distinct disadvantage,
because it would render them liable to be
robbed of their honey and pollen by insects which are not capable of fertilizing
them. I have ventured to suggest theu
that the closing of tho flowers may have
referonce to the habits of the insects,
and it may bo observed also in support
of this that wind fertilized flowers do
not sleep, and that many of thoso flowers
which attract insects by smell open and
emit their Bcent at particular hours.
Thus HeBperus matronalis aud Lychnis
vespertina smell in the evening, and Orchis pifolia is particularly sweet at night.
���St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Th* Valuo of Old Books.
A young man writes from St. Joseph,
Mo., to a dealer in this city that he is
offering for sale, through stress of hard
timeB, a very rare book, presumably
"the oldest book in America." The volume is printed in Dutch, is in perfect
condition and was published more than
800 years ago. The present owner, whose
letter proclaims his illiteracy, believes
that he has a veritable treasure. He
will be terribly shocked when he discovers that his treasure is worth in the market not more than $5.
Age alone gives value to but very few
books. Yet the average person has an
idea that if a book was printed long ago
it must necessarily be valuable, and,
what is curious, different people differ
as to the dates that make a book old.
There are those who fancy that a volume
printed 100 years ago must be esteemed
very old and very rare and very valuable. Others show you with pride a
Hudibras printed���we will say���in 1760,
or a Bible printed 200 years ago, and
these volumes are cherished because of
their antiquity.
A very worthy lady living in Massachusetts recently exhibited with an elaborate flourish a volume of sermons bearing the date of 1785���a volume she revered, loved and treasured because of its
age. A few moments later she gavo up
to the writer without any hesitancy a
charming little 1827 reprint of the New
England primer.���Chicago Record.
The Kneipp Fad.
Ton cannot be half a day in Germany
without discovering that "Kneipp" has
there become a great power. Half the
population talk "Kneipp"���they walk
"Kneipp," drees "Kneipp," bathe
"Kneipp," feed "Kneipp," and the more
nimble among them even dance
"Kneipp." Ladies invite their friends
as a matter of course���just ai naturally
ae here they would to partake of a cup
of tea���to divest themselves of their shoes
and stockings and indulge in a walk in
the river or in some near pond. People
whose sleep is troubled, as a matter of
course, supplement their habitual "nightcap" with a "Kneipp" footbath���all cold
���out of which they draw up their feet
and calves, all moist and dripping, into
the sheets which we 1 '"nighted islanders
assiduously study to keep dry.
If you may believe the new god of
healing and his votaries, there is no complaint which "Kneipp" will not cure
from simple dyspepsia up to cholera and
even lunacy. And it is all, or most of
it, accomplished by water���a merciful
dispensation of Providence it may seem,
under the peculiar circumstances heralding an era of universal cleanliness.���
Gentleman's Magazine.
Catherine de Medici's Doctor.
Pharnelius, like many other physicians, was much addicted to philosophy
and mathematics, but having taken to
medicine he speedily attained a gTeat
practice. Henry II as dauphin and afterward as king was his constant friend,
Among the most grateful of his patients
was Catherine de Medici, who behoved
that his skill had saved her from a state
of childlessness, and who gave him on
tho birth of her firstborn $10,000, ordering that a like sum should lie paid to him
at the birth of each succeeding son or
daughter. I think that Cardano liked
Pharnelius better than he liked Sylvius.
He says he was a pale, lean man of about
50, who loved his study and was full of
domestic affection. He was the professor of modicine in the university and
the first court physician, but he must
have puzzled Cassanate greatly, for he
had an undisguised contempt for court
���ociaty.���Blackwood's Magazine.
Hill's Intentions.
The Spokane Chronicle lu quoting Jas.
Kennedy, of Kalispell, gives out some
Information of Interest. President Hill,
of the Groat Northern, early in 1893 announced that his line should build no
branches during the vear. This idea he
carried out, but tho people of Kalispell
believe that Mr. Hill will build a railway
Into British Columbia. On this subject
Mr. Kennedy said:
"There can be no doubt about the intentions of the Great Northern. President Hill is determined to reach the coal
fields in the vicinity of Crow's Nest
Pas?, through which the Canadian
Pacific is now clearing the right of
way. Tho coal mines now reached by
the Great Northern aro not proving so
satisfactory as was expected, and a new
supply must be obtained.
"Tho plan is to run from Kalispell up
tho Flathead valley and across tho Tobacco plains, taking a nearly north and
south line to the pass. The entire distance, after allowing for curves, need
not exceed 125 miles, and by striking
the main line at Columbia Falls instead
of Kalispell, part of this distanco might
be saved.
"The engineors came in last month,
having completed nearly the entire survey. For several weeks the railroad
company has been piling up rails and
ties along tho track at Kalispell and
neighboring stations, until thoy must
have enough on hand now to lay nearly
a hundred miles of road. Tho expectation is that building will begin us early
as possiblo, probably in February. The
upper part of the line is rough and will
requlro heavy grading, but the first 50
miles from Kalispell will requlro very
littlo work."
Tipping tho Dean of St. Paul's.
At the Duke of Wellington's funeral,
a lady having a ticket for a reserved
seat presented herself at the wrong entrance to St. Paul's and knocked vigorously. The dean presently opened the
door, pointed out to her the mistake she
had made and indicated the proper entrance. Sho, quite unaware whom ihe
was addressing and mistaking him for
one of the under officials, utterly refused
again to fuce tho seething orowd and in-
11 sisted on being conducted to her seat or
she "would report him." Of course she
had lier way and presently slipped half
a crown into her cicerone's palm. Needless to say, the dean was delighted and
did not fail to exhibit hia "tip."���Notes
and Queries.
1'wo flank minds have stamped the mental
Instructors of onr times and times to bat
ToilinK *.o bring mankind to hai-monr,
Bmnke from each study un the frontier curled.
They dearehetl more for finality than growth,
Not ft r the footprint but the thought ot God.
They worshiped wisdom in the chastening
That scars transgressors, and yet both
Felt beauty as she moves through syoles vast,
And knew the hopefulness mat cheers us
here 1
In our promotion toward the perfect sphere;
They loved tho futuro and esteemed the past.
Revere their lives, O man, for ne'er again
Will this old world contain two lovelier menl
���Edward S. Creamer In New York Son.
A Ruined Wedding Cake.
An English gentleman residing in
Calcutta brought an action against a
firm of Paris pastry cooks and confectioners under rather Interesting circumstances. The plaintiff was about to be
married and ordered what has been called a phenomenal wedding cake from
the defendants. A sum of $120 was
paid down for the cake on delivery.
The colossal and expensive article of
confectionary was packed by the plaintiff's order, and ho took it with him to
Calcutta. On opening the case containing the cake when he arrived in India,
the Englishman found that he had literally nothing but a shapeless muss of
crumbs. The splendid gateau had been
hopelessly bruised and broken during
the voyage.
An action wae then brought against
the Paris firm for a sum of $133, which
included, besides the price paid for the
cake, the cost of packing and transport.
The defendants maintained betoro the
Paris tribunal of commerce that they
had no more responsibility after they
had delivered over the cake to the per-
Bon who ordered lt. It wae true that
they recommended a packer, but tbat
expert acted under the orders of another
individual, who had been selected by the
plaintiff to superintend the operation.
The tribunal decided in favor of the defendants.���St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
BeproT.d by tho Print*.
Hot long ago the Prince of Wale* was
one of a house party, his host being a
well known peer. After dinner the royal guest, the host and the other male visitors repaired to the billiard room. On a
table at the side were two or three boxes
of cigars, and the prince waB helping
himself to one, when an ambitious millionaire approached him, and taking
from his pocket a cigar case held it out
to the prince, saying, "I think, sir, you
will find these better."
"Mr. ," replied the prince, "if
a man's dinner is good enough for me,
his cigars are good enough for me."
The millionaire was unexpectedly
called away to town next morning on
business.���Detroit Free Press.
Estray Steer.
Strayed into the premises of the undersigned, on or about 1st December
last, a red and white steer. The owner
is hereby notified to prove property, pay
expenses, and take tho animal away.
Jan. 13, '94. Elgin, B. C.
Tenders for a License to cut Timber on
Dominion Lands in the Province
of British Columbia.
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the
undersigned and marked on tho
envelope "Tender for Timber Berth 180,
to be opened on tho 19th of February,
1894," will be received at this Department until noon on Monday, tho 19th
day of February next, for a license to
cut timber on the North half of Section
24, in tho fractional township lying
West of Township 39, in the District of
Now Westminster, in the said Province,
and containing an area of 274 acres more,
or loss.
The regulations under whioh a license
will be issued, may be obtained
al this Department or at tliu ollice of
the Crown Timber Agent at New Westminster.
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accepted cheque on a chartered Bank
in favour of tho Deputy of the Minister
of tliu Interior, for the amount of tbe
bonus whicli the applicant Is prepared to
pay for a license.
No tender by telegraph will bo entertained.
Department of the Interior,
Ottawa, 18th January, 1894.
Oorner of Columbia It MeKenzie Sts.,
CAPITAL, all paid np, $12,000,000
REST,    -    -    -    6,000,000
A Savings  Bank
Has  boen  opened   in   connection   with
this Branch.
Merest ilkmi at Current Rates.
At present three and one-half per cent.
Tho Toronto Evening News says: "Reliable information from inside sources
says that tho Ontario cabinet has definitely decided that the goneial elections
will be held on June 21st or 2f>th. Somo
ministers wanted them earlier, but Sir
Oliver insisted on having anothor session
bofore tho elections.
A fine new six feet soam of coal has
been struck at tho Northlield mlno,
much to the satisfaction of tho colliers,
who have lately found it hard to mako a
fair day's wage.
A woman farmer named Charley and
her hired man Campbell have been arrested on grave suspicion of having been
concorncd In tho plunder of Corfleld's
store at Duncan's two months ago.
Many of the stolen goods woro found
on the female prisoner's promises at
Telephone 170. Corner of
P.O. BOX 58. Agnes M  MeKenzie Sts.
Xff We make a specialty of repairing
Chronographs,. Repeaters, and all fine
and complicated watches.
Orders by mail solicited.
New Westminster.
After Feb. 1st,
Bennett, tbe Jeweler,
will be found in tho Store next to Tramway office, lately occupied by
Davidson  Bros.
Best   and   Largest
Stock in Town.
Any   Style  of  Jewelry
made to order.
Furniture: ant : Mertafing.
Tho export's report on tho Haddington
Island stone, which is ordered to be used
for the now Government buildings, Victoria, is to tho effect that there Is an unlimited supply of the finest building stone
there available. A manager will, however, be required to superintend the
quarrying of the stone on the Island,
which lies somo 250 miles north of Victoria, off tho east coast of Vancouver Island.
Tbo management of the B. C. Sugar
Refinery deny that the price of sugar is
down to 2 5-8 cents per pound as the result of a sugar war between Messrs. R.
P, Rithot & Co., L'd., and themselves.
The correct prices of British Columbia
sugar aro as follows: Powdered and Icing,
(I 1-8 conts por pound; Paris lumps, 5 5-8
���jonts por pound; granulated, 4 3-4 cents
por pound; extra C, 4 3-8 cents per
pound; fancy yollow, 4 1-4 cents por
pound; yellow, 4 1-8 cents per pound;
goldon C, 4 cents per pound.
���CALL  AT-
& HOY'S, S
I Dupont Block, Columbia. St. .
ColiMa Street, New Westminster.
Tho Latost and Choicest Patterns In Scotch
and English Tweods, Etc., for fall and wlntor
Get Prices!
HIS HONOUR the Lieutenant-Governor has been pleased to mako the
following appointment:
tSA January, 18'JJ,.
Alfred De Rupe Tayloh, of Ladner's
Landing, Esquire, to be a Registrar for
the purpose of tho "Marriago Act"
withiu and for Delta Municipality.
D. S. CURTIS &. Co., New Westminster.
(Successors to BOUCHERAT & Co.)
Special Attention liven to the Mainland Trade.
HIS HONOUR tho Lieutenant-Governor has been pleased to make the
following appointments:���
27th December, 1893.
To be Fence Viewers:���
Robbut J. Fleming, Alexander
Cameron, and Duncan C. Barbrick,
Esquires, within and for the 2% miles
belt of land comprised within Township
10, New Westminster District, south of
Langloy Municipality.
Rare Chance to Purchasers.
We are giving up business in New
Westminster and  going into our
new store in Vancouver,
and in order to avoide the great expense of moving, will sell
out our present stock at great reduced prices to make room
ior new goods, for the next sixty days.
General   Hardware,    Nails,    Stoves,
Spades,    Axes,    Axes    Handled,
Axe    Handles,   Picks,   Mattocks,     Wedges,    Cook
Stoves.   Heating  Stoves,   Agate  Ware,
Tin Ware, House
White Lead,   Etc., Etc.
Cunningham  Hardware Co
NOTICE is hereby given that Assessed
and Provincial Rovenuo Taxes,
for the yoar 1894, aro now due and nay-
able at my oflice, Court House, New
Wostmlnstor, at tho following rates :���
If paid on or beforo 30th Juno :
One-half of one per cent, on tho
assessed value of real estate.
Two per cent, on the assessed valuo
of wild land.
One-third of one por cont. ofi tho
assessod value of personal prop'
One-half of one por cent, on tho Income of overy person of $1,500
or over.
If paid on or after 1st July:
Two-thirds of ono por cont. on tho
assossod valuo of real  property.
Two and ono-half per cont. on tho
assossed valuo of wild land.
One-half of ono por cont. on tho assessod value of porsonal property
Throo-quarters of ono per cent, on
tho income of overy porson of
$1,500 or over.
Provincial Rovonuo Tax, $3 por capita
(Now Westmlnstor and Vancouvor Cities
All parties whoso taxes are In arroars
up to 31st Uocombor, 1893, are requested
to pav the samo forthwith, or costs will
bo Incurred at an early date.
All taxos duo on property In the Town-
sites of Hastings, Port Moody, Mission
City, Abbotsford and Huntingdon aro
also payablo to
Assessor and Collector for the Electoral Districts qf Westminster, New Westminster
City and Vancouver City.
New Wostmlnstor, Jan. 10th, 1894.
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 ia
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.
Timber,   Lumber,   Shingles,   Lath,   Pickets, Doors,
Windows,  Frames, Mouldings,  House Finish,
Mantels,   School    Seats and Desks,
Fruit and Salmon Boxes,
&c,    <!ce.,    &o.
Importers   of Plate,   Sheet,   and Fancy Glass
Lumber  accurately  Niiwn,
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The Pacific Canadian,
It waa the dsy after Tom Murray's revolt
He sat alone In his top floor dormitory
at a table ranged with old letters, dusty
books, cravats, gloves, a few faded bou-
tonnieres, theater programmes and dog
eared manuscripts roll upon roll. A Bmall
trunk, half filled, stood on the floor beside him and received his wearing apparel and books as he pitched them in indiscriminately.
Tom was not tidy. Cleanliness of person and a certain homage to fashion were
matters of religion with him, but he
could not live in an orderly room to save
his life. This alone might have betrayed
his Celtic origin had It not markedly
shown itself in appearance and temperament.
The thick hair growing closely over hia
forehead was black as astrakhan and as
waved. There was a striking unfitness
between his moody blue eyes and swarthy
skin. Dreamy, yet remarkably comprehensive in some moments, were those eyes
of his and at other times almost opaque.
Something suid or done could make the
pupils expand, a little door seem to open,
emitting a brilliant, blue flash, then discreetly close and the shadow fall again.
His mouth was like a brave woman's,
full and finely curved, and his merry
smile showed teeth us white as a negro's.
A stalwart, youthful ligure, square shoulders that swaggered ub he walked, easy
strides that carried him untiringly for
long distauoes, told of a wonderful reserve of strength. He was the Irishman
ef Milesian antecedents without a touch
of the pale Saxon to blur the type. Although American born, there was probably his donble among the strapping young
fishermen throwing their nets off the
coast of Qalway.
A warning snn ray shot across his eyelids and flashed beyond him like a needle
Of gold, piercing the dusty dimness of
the room, before he turned the bey in
the trunk.
"It's getting late. There's not a minute to spare." And pulling out his watch
he gave a kick to the chair beside him
where he had flung the long sleeved at-
paoa gown and Oxford cap worn by the
theological students in Chelsea square.
There lay the whole story of hia revolt.   He had thrown them off.
Not for an honr. nor for a night, to
find them awaiting bim in the morning,
but forever. Until yesterday he had
Worn these things as the insignia of a
holy calling. They were no more to him
now than is a scepter to the king who
has abdicated.
. '"Poor old dadl He did want to see
me iu tho pulpit. The picture 1 had
taken in these togs���how he loved itl
Well, it's all over for me. Goodby has
been said to every one. It's all over for
him too. I couldn't pain him so if he
were living."
He started up and took a turn around
the room, his eyes softening with feeling.
"1 wonder if he knows I've cut it all-
surplice and psalter, fasting and praying. 1 wonder if he cares���now I" And
Tom thought of a newmade grave in a
western state,
"Perhaps he knows better than I could
have told him in life," and he felt his
heart swelling, "that I wanted to please
him, but I couldn't���couldn't do it���because of tho something within me that
tugged and protested and pleaded. Perhaps he knows."
The depression was short lived.
Laughter closely follows sighing when
one is only 26, clean of heart and conscience and blessed���or cursed maybe���
with the mercurial temperament, the
gay irresponsibility that in a crisis of
life slips so easily into a plausible kind
of selfishness.
Tom gave a vigorous shake of his long
legs and commenced brushing his hate
as if his life depended on getting ont its
obstinate wave, whistling as he worked.
To be sure, he had very little of his father's small patrimony left, and a very
misty future stretched before him, but
tbe world was brighter today than it had
been in years. He need do violence to
his inclinations no more. It was all ended now���all that life whose demands his
soul bad resisted, under which his rebellious heart had strained. How he had
hated the monotony of Ut He a preacher, when he so loved the world and the
things thereof I What a mistake it had
been I
During the two years spent in the old
college hidden in a green, far western
corner of Twentieth street he had formed
no friendships. He was that marvelous,
isolated being, a college man without a
chum. The interests of his companions
were necessarily clerical. His thoughts
had been elsewhere, hia burning desire
centered upon success, bnt by a path
that wandered far from the hash sad
sanctity of. the church.
And yet there were some things of the
life renounced which the artist in him
would miss. The flow of music in the
little ehapel���how often he had likened
the quivering intensity of those rich organ notes to the throbbing of hia own
unsatisfied heart���tho altar sparkling-like
an opal under the candlo light on saints'
days; the twilight that met one softly in
the sooluded paths while the chimes rose
in happier peals as the darknejp deepened. Yes, the memory of tbat* wonld
remain with htm forever.
At S o'clock he turned into Broadway.
Th* stream of late afternoon loungers
thronged that raceway of fashion. He
braced himself and looked around with
eager, observant eyas, for to him who
knows the town and loves lt it unfolds
a tale of never failing, never ending
charm. Tom felt a kinship to crowds
and the swing of the surging life. The
perfume from a bank of roses on the
street corner came to him with the thrill
of an inspiration. A beautiful woman's
sidelong glance gave warmth to his imagination. He was really beginning to
live.   He was free.
When at length he came to an abrupt
pause, he stood before a stage door. It
was half hidden down a small alley, and
half filled with the scenery a wagon was
unloading on the curb.   He picked his
way through the debris, stooped his
broad shoulders to enter the small door
and found himself the center of a quartet of grimy eyed workmen.
The close buttoned individual who
guarded the entrance was Beated in the
farther shadow against a daub representing a cottage interior. He screwed up
one dusty eye before answering Tom's
question, nnd his voice was suggestive
of cobwebs:
"The manager?   Is it Mr. Plunket?   I
d'no.   Guess be ain't in."
"Ho wrote me to come today at 5."
For a moment he sat in puzzled rumination, his U-rretlike glance upon the
stage entrance completely blocked. He
shook bis head helplessly and then jerked
a dirty thumb over his shoulder, indicating a narrow iron stairway at the left.
Exhausted by ilio demand upon hia endurance, ho .Ii.-appeared an inch or two
in his coat collar.
Tom was in no mood to cavil. He followed the direction of the dirty thumb,
cleared the steps in two bounds and
found himself in the back of the auditorium.
For the first time he stood in an empty
theater in the daylight. How ghostly,
solemn, crude, it wasl To a nature like
his, so sensitive to impressions, there was
something appalling about it. He felt
his enthusiasm ooze slowly, the hope that
bad so buoyantly sustained him fall suddenly, as if a magio cord had been
The curtain was raised on a disordered
scene; a pillar of papier tuache lay prone
across the stage beside a piano swathed
in musliu; far up in tho gallery the figure of a oharwomi"! was dim aud uncanny, her crooning sweeping across the
emptiness; a bar of sunlight fell aslant
tbe shadow aud drank up the swirling
dust It wus a beautiful body from
which the soul had fled.
How could be hope that some day each
of these folded seats would contain a living, thinking being who would listen
with interest, perhaps delight, to words
of his spoken on the stage, but coined in
a quiet room far away from the crowd?
For this was Tom's dream���to be a
writer of plays that the world he loved
would applaud, to be a factor in the life
of the theaters around which for so long
he had secretly circled like a restless
He tried to throw off the sickening
doubt, walked down the aisle, and opening a door at the back of a proscenium
box found hi' "If behind the scenes.
Gaslight nnd . ry were here. Scene
shifters moved ubimt dragging bulky
pieces of scenery, b wearing at each other
in hoarse w.ji. is. At a desk under a
flaring gas jet i. , eened by wire a large
man sat toying with his watch chain
while he jeiiiurely dictated a letter to a
stenographer, A few men, whose blue
shaven lips proclaimed their calling, obsequiously awaited his pleasure. Tom
joined th' roup. A little creaso grew
between hm brows as he fixed his eyes
imploringly on the potentate who held
his happiness in his hand.
But he bad little misgiving aa t* the
final answer. Surely his play was accepted else it would have been returned
with an abrupt line of refusal or a chilling silence, as many others had been.
And yet���and yet���he must not hope, or
the blow, if it came, would fall too heavily. Alterations might be requested or
its appearance postponed for a year, or
this man might bo overcrowded and had
sent for him merely to tell him of a better r rket for it. A pronounced and
poeitiv t> success was too sweet a dream.
These confused and burning surmises
all melted into a breathless anxiety as
he found himself facing the manager,
who lounged with fat, good humored
importance, waiting for him to speak.
"I sent yon a play a few weeks ago.
Yon wrote me to come in today."
"Yes, to be sure," brightly. "You're
Mr. Dupont.   Take a chair."
"No, my name's Murray, and the play
was a 'A Family Failing.'"
Mr. Plunket permitted one of his red
eyebrows to move slowly toward his
"I wrote yon to come?" Then he
paused, pursed np his lips, flopped his
watch chain. "You're mistaken, ain't
A chill crept over Tom and moved
under the roots of his hair. Had he been
mistaken?   Had there been a mistake?
"1 didn't bring the letter with me.
But you ssked me to call today at 5 relative to my play."
Without changing his position Mr.
Plunket held out one fat white hand
where a huge cat's eye winked and
"Hand me that paper, Romney. 'A
Family Failing?" Now, let's see," and the
point of his brightly polished nail glanced
down a list. "Ah, yes, of course. It's
been declined.   Didn't you get it baokf"
"No," was all Tom could say.
"Romney, look in that upper drawer.
Yon made a mistake ia writing Mr.���er
���Mr. Murray a letter Yon're getting
so deuoed oaraisss I believe you're in
lore, upon my soul"
Romney oolored and stack his pen behind his ear.
"Yes, sir, I guess I did. I meant to
send it to Mr. Dupont about 'His Aunt's
Legaoy.' Here's the gentleman's play,
Oh, that unknown man named Dupont
���how Tom envied and hated him in
that moment! He took the manuscript
like one only half awake. He heard Mr.
Plunket murmur an apology and briskly
wish him good afternoon. Still he lingered, looking down at the roll of paper.
"Do you think I could get it accepted
anywhere? Or could I improve it?' he
asked, and something in his face moved
the manager to a little pity and patience.
"I looked through it The first scene
told me it wouldn't do. You want the
truth, and I'll give it to you���sentiment
be hanged! It's fairly good as far as
style goes. You might turn it into a
| novel. But wo want moro than style
on tho stage. Wo want action���we want
lifo," and warming to his subject Mr.
Plunket threw one ponderous leg over
the arm of his chair. "We want situations���quiet, but so subtly and intensely weighted with interest that a crowded
house holds its breath to see them de
velop. If you can't do that���and it's
very evident yon can't���write a realistic
drama. I couldn't use it, of course, but
you'll find a manager who'll take it oft
your hands fast enough.
"Stun your audience with daring leaps
into real running water, so that the leading man comes before the curtain incased in rubber, diffusing a dampness
that makes the orchestra leader sneeze,
or thrill them with mine explosions, or
real engines, or bridges that move.
There's monoy in work of this sort on the
Bowery. Talk about the injustice of
managers to native talent I Bosh, all of
it Are we fools? I'd give almost any
amount today for a society drama written by an American dealing in masterly
style with some of our pertinent social
questions and holding a true, sympathetic love interest. Or give me a, startling
psychological study with plenty of fire,
give mo a comedy that with a laugh tears
off the mask of society, give me a play
delicate as a miniature, or give me one
painted in bold splashes and those
splashes like blood, and I'll find a place
for each of them sooner or later. I can
get precious few of them from Americans, I can tell you. It would be better
it nine-tenths of our aspiring dramatists
threw their pens in the river, went home
and settled down to a quiet existence
mending shoes. To be frank���I say it,
my dear fellow, for your own good���for
stuff such as yon have there, prettily
phrased, but tamo as a flannel rabbit, I
have no use,"
-Do you tMrtk I etruia ot* tt aeetptuX
As Tom passed again through the empty theater the sense of shook departed. A
live ache leaped within him. He walked
on, not heeding or caring where his steps
led him. His throat was dry, a burning
sob far down in it that the man in him
beat back. He had been a fool, then?
An egotistical dreamer?
Oh, the languor of helplessness, the
taunting pain of overthrow and loss, the
repugnance to the necessary effort of readjusting his conception of himself and
his lifel Those who have known this
feeling have tasted for one moment the
kernel of despair.
"How can I tell VirginiaT was his
weary thought.	
A square room of goodly else, the broad
windows opening on a low balcony and
beyond the shining panes Chelsea square.
It was large enough to meet the requirements of dining and sitting room,
the high walls bearing the. faded floral
decoration of an earlier period. The
stained floor from which the polish had
long departed once knew the BWtsh of
flounced petticoats, tea had undoubtedly
been sipped on the rusty balcony, the unused carriage step at the curb had known
the pressure of aristocratic toes.
But this was in the long ago, when the
house was a private mansion, before the
city had crawled npward to encroach on
its suburban retirement, very long before any one dreamed that the iconoclastic finger of modest respectability, first
cousin to poverty, would one day st al
the luster from its gilding, the color from
its bricks and convert the strings of ample rooms into floors for separate families.
The glare from the west turned the
vine pattern on the cotton curtains into
copper. Against them a girl leaned, glorified by the waning splendor. Her arms
were folded restfully on her breast. Her
gaze was fastened on the gray college
buildings opposite and the green close
which gave such an old world touch to
the street. A deep sparkle rested in her
eyes. She was impatient and sometimes
threw a glance down the tree lined pavement, where the lights in the street
lamps were beginning to tremble in a
network of leaves.
Two students, arm in arm, fluttered
past in their quaint gowns and looked
up at her window. They were talking
of Tom. She knew it. They were saying unkind things of him. Perhapsthey
were sneering at what they called his
folly, his audacious worldliness.
Virginia threw back her head, and a
confident smile lifted her gleaming lip.
Bow they wonld retract it all some day I
For Tom was not like tbem. His was an
untamable spirit, only maddsned by rig-
etoua confines.
He had chosen to live with them for
the future. How his young faoe and
light step wonld brighten up the place!
It was sometimes so lonely and quiet
with only her father. A vision of winter nights around a ruddy fire, of delicious, slow waning summer evenings on
the balcony, rose before her mind. They
would be happy, she knew.
A few feet from the table set for dinner a quaint, yellow keyed melodeon
stood, and here Virginia impulsively
seated herself. Her fingers flickered over
the keys, the music filled the room, the
fainting light swam in her raised eyes
and rosied her lifted chin.
There was a subtle fire, a winning softness, in the face. The hazel green eyas
glanced with intense life; a mysterious
smile clung to the lips so proudly cut
tier brown hair, holding the gleaming
russet tone seen in some dying leaves,
was drawn up to the crown, where a
fluffy knot gave a chic, stately touch to
her small head. In charming consonance
with this warm brunette coloring her
skdn waa a pale, transparent olive. Bhe
was tall, her figure youthful, independent, her personality breathing a magnetic
And as she played thore, translating
the triumphant beauty ot her dreams Into harmony���dreams that widened her
narrow life and fed her soul���Tom entered unheard. The sonorous chorus
found no echo in his heart. Pale beyond
words, he stood qujte still until Virginia
turned to him.
There was no need for speech. She,
who knew his every expression, read the
truth in his face. It was pinched with
the pathetic revolt of the unsuccessful.
She was beside him in a second.
"I've been waiting for you, Tom."
Oh, to press ber cheek in a vehement
caress against his arm���ho looked so
worn, so desperatel Oh, to whisper that
his pain was hers, for she loved him,
loved him I But instead she could only
stand mutely there, her very heart melting within her.
"I have failed," he broke forth in a
passionate, trembling whisper. "I am
mad, Virginia. I could tear myself td
He walked to the window and for a
moment hid his face on his arm. Bnt
she did not stir save to lean her open
palms upon the table, as if bracing herself to speak to him when the first
strength of his stormy despair had died.
"Look," he muttered wildly, tearing
the soiled manuscript from an inner
pocket, "here it is, pressing liko a stone
against my heart. When I went into the
theater, Virginia, I felt almost as if I
had .conquered. When I came out, I
walked the streets blind. I was conscious of nothing bat an awful ache and
A shade born of intense feeling passed
over Virginia's faoe. Dare she utter the
truth that burned her? It might seam
cruel to him now, but in the end it wools!
be merciful.
She moved so that the last bars of day
light feU upon her faoe.   Her eyes met
"And do you despair so easilyT ate
asked clearly. "You are holding out
vour hands to fame, and because she
does not push her treasures into your
Hind grasp for your first asking you rail
at her coldness. Success is worth moss
than that, Tom, or it's worth nothing."
"For my first asking?" he stammered
hotly.   "Is this my first play?"
"But in writing the others you only
served an apprenticeship. They were
weak and false���no, don't look angry.
Let me tell you tbe truth now and help
you if I can. Did you write of anything
you knew or felt? Did you look into
your own heart and write? No, Tom,
not even in this one did you do that. It
is better than the others, but still only a
superficial study. Write of .life, Tom,
dear," she said, and going still nearer to
him clasped her fierce little hands around
his arm, her accents sounding inspired
on the silence. "Lifel���it is the watchword of the new school."
"You didn't say this before, You let
me plan and build like the oonceited
dolt I was."
Tom turned away in blind, unreasoning rage. His kindest critio had gone
over to the enemy. If he had come to
her suffering from a physical wound and
she had struck him in the face, it could
not have seemed more awful than this
wanton tearing down of his faith in himself.
"Would it have been better, I wonder?
Well, perhaps. But as you read me the
play I saw how you loved it One discouraging sentence spoken then just when
you were thinking of leaving the college
would have pained you too much. 1
couldn't say it, Tom. 1 couldn't hurt
you so. Besides 1 doubted my judgment
snd waited."
She paused and threw back her head.
How fearless, how loyal she looked, as
her eyes flashed and her lips smiled!
"Now it has failed as I feared. But
what of that? I know you well���have
we been friends so long for nothing?���and
I say that when you have fought harder
battles and perhaps failed again, when
you have suffered more, the men and
women you write of will be hnman. Some
day you will be all 1 expect you to be. I
know it   I believe in you, Tom."
He could not see her face now, bnt the
sense of her nearness touched him with
a swift, evanescent feeling of delight.
Something in her voice disturbed his
heart again to a dawning hope and a riot
of feverish questioning.
"I believe in you, Tom." A forecast
of triumph rang in the words.
There was not time for more confidences before a light, irregular footstep
sounded in the hall. Virginia hurriedly
lit the lamp and looked intently at her
father as he opened the door.
What she saw there gave a quick,
strained anxiety to her expression, irresistibly touching.
He was a striking figure. His small
pink and white face and delicate features
told nothing of tbe insensate excesses in
which a fortune had been squandered.
Sixty years of life had whiteued the hair
falling like floss from a bald crown, but
he did not cry quarter to Time. Age had
come and found him rebellious. He kept
bis chin up and never confessed that
fierce premonitory tremors passed at un-
looked for moments over his frame.
His olothes were youthful and unusual. A cream colored coat, wom at
the seams, but stainless, fitted tightly,
foppishly at the waist and fell in a clerical
frock to the knees. A long brown cape
was folded across his breast after the
manner ef a shawl. He belonged to the
past quite as much as the house he lived
in. As he swayed uncertainly in the
doorway he seemed to have stepped from
a forgotten canvas to be for a single moment embodied in the lamplight
"Ah, Tom," and he wagged his head
unsteadily. "So you have come over to
us? Weloome! A guest beneath my roof
ia always welcome. Eh, Virginia? Why
don't you smile and Bay yes? If we are
poor, my girl, we know what hospitality
means. We know that a crust may be
divided among friends and taste the
sweeter for it As sure���as sure'smy
name is Rnfus Kent I'd rather���I'd
rather, by heaven, sit down with a
friend���mind, with a friend, that's the
point���to a dinner of herbs than in solitary magnificence before a stalled ox.
My sentiments, young man. As Touchstone says, '��� poor thing, but my own,'" VVpT
"   M'.'S'1 rib.-/'-��v X   'Wvi
".4 (runt bsneatA my roof <s ahntv* ��*
Tom took the proffered hand in its
faultless glove and gave it a rougli grip.
"Your guest?" ho was thinking. "You
-old scampi Von don't know that nearly
every penny of your beggarly annuity
goeB to liny your clothes and whisky,
that Virginia does cupyiiig ami painting
when yon are asleep, and wears one
gown month in and month out that the
bills may De paid; that my weekly payment for bed and board will be more
than acceptable. You don't know it,
and���no uuiiter what Virginia says���1
think you wouldn't care a hang if you
did. If you had your deserts, you'd have
been pitched in the river long ago."
Somehow his own failure made him
unusually bitter to Mr. Kent's short
comings. The world's hard knocks may
eventually teach resignation, but who
can say i hat while the bruise is aching
the bru:e within us does not snarl?
As tho old man kissed Virginia on the
forehead, a pathetic \ >uterni ty savoring of
the theatrical in the caress, ho did not
dream how intensely Tom longed to call
him a few bard names in sound Anglo-
He stumbled a little and sank into the
most comfortable chair, his murky eyes
half closing.
"Teal Ah. what ia more grateful to a
tired body than a cup of tea?' This was
a staple remark, always delivered with
gusto by Mr. ICont after a lengthy communion with mixed drinks. "The fragrance of itl The sorcery of home is exhaled from a cup of tea. But���1 hope,
my dear, you have something else. A
chop or. a bit of salad."
Virginia watched' him as be looked
across the tips of his delicate fingers in
fuddled meditation and felt her face
burn. Her 'ovous anticipations of the
first night spent together hud been deplorably amiss. Tom wus discouraged
and silent, half angry with her and enraged ut the world. Her father had returned after one of his "bad days," when
, the remembrance ol all lie had misused
and lost stung him to drink und perhaps
to find tho ghost of lire old pleasu. osin the
hazy enchantment offered by strong liquor.
Ah, there was hope for Tom. He
would forget this disappointment He
would join the race again. He had still
a lance to throw. But poor old dad:
Perhaps she did not half guess what
thoughts tortured him. Sho knew his
annuity trickled through his fingers now
in small personal extravagances just as
the thousands had gone when she was a
little child, but she could not blame him.
To drehs preseutubly anil drop in upon
old friends for a chat and a glass of port,
sometimes to dine with them in the club
where once he had shone with unequaled
brilliancy or to pay for an orchestra
chair when an old comedy was presented were the surviving joys of his decadence. His friends did not know in
what corner of the town he had hiddei;
himself, did not remember he hud 8
daughter. Frequently he forgot that fuel
himself. And meanwhile Virginia worked and saved, stealing only odd moments
for her reading and music, practicing
depressing economies that robbed her
checks of color ami sometimes gave to
her deep eyes an expression of l. ar.
But she loved the old man. Her pity
for what she termed his misfortunes
made lier tender to Ins faults Not so
Tom, who had watched thu pitiful little
tragedy for two years. This exhailstod
spendthrift, this cold nfateimhst with a
dreamer'w eyes, this autocrat with a voice
ot honey, suave, dainty, well mannered,
he disliked as much us his native geniality permitted.
Tom threw himself on a loungo nnd
shading liis inoody eyes from the lamplight watched Virginia as she went lightly from cupboard to table noted tho
streak of wavering pink Kt;;iiiing her
cheek, thoeugerness with wlneii sho hurried to anticipate her father's maudlin
"Ah, Virginia, how stoical you are!
how steadfast I how tender and passionate!" he thought, a deep, warm pity rushing into his heart.
And he had been impatient with her
for tolling him an unpalatable truth,
had raged ut one more defeat and turned
from hor iu bitterness! He bail dared
to do thisl Had be forgotten how often
he had seen her smile iu tlie face of despair?
His repentance, like all his moods, wns
quick and intense, tho desire to mako
amends tormenting, unappeasable, Ho
wanted to toll her whut it brute lie felt
himself. He was conscious of u sudden
warm impulse to fold her in lusanna
and comfort her.
The physical helplessness of woman!
What a lovable misfortune it must always seem toastrong maul Every movement of Virginia's young ligure, the subdued expression of lier proud lit Lit?
mouth, the dauntless peso of her head
appealed to bim, awaking the instinct of
protection until it throbbed an importunate firo iu his heart.
"If I could helpherl" he thought with
savage longing.
Whilo regarding her more intently
than he knew, her eyes, those lovely eyes
more green than brown and tonight
more golden than green, met his iu a
questioning, entreating fashion; and the
look stirred him strangely. A warm tiouil
poured over his heart. His veins pulsed
heavily with an incomprehensible fever
never known before, and the pain of it
was nervous and sweet.
As he had felt for a brief moment when
be stood by her side in tho mysterious
twilight, so he felt uow, only the strangeness, the pain, the delight, were intensified a hundredfold. He drew his breath
with a reeling of awe.
After dinner he Bat down to read. It
was useless. His heartbeats were hot
and thick. A medley of indefinite speculations crept between him and the
printed page.
He threw himself upon his bed and
tried to think what he should do, now
that he bad forsworn tbe ministry and
the possibility of success as a dramatist
had shriveled under that day's blight.
But that was useless too. He started to
his elbow and looked with excited eyes
into the darkness.
He felt he wus not alone. It was as if
a presenile stood at his side, a new truth
upon its lips, a gift within its hand.
"Do you not know me?" a voice of crystal sweetness seemed to whisper. "1
come to all men sooner or later! Somo find
me early aud some when youth is goue.
I come by strange ways. 1 weave strango
spells. The heart that ouco feels my
lava touch is never the same again.
There is naught to withstand me. For
1 am Love."
It was close upon 11 when at length
he quitted the house. The mood of the
night had changed. A light drizzle filled
the air. A red vapor rolled across the
sky, broken in places and giving glimpses
of deeper murkiness beyond. Fog horns
bellowed from the river. Freight trains
like dingy serpents crawled past the
western boundary of the college campus
and went hissing into the fog, Ho paused
irresolute for a moment after the gate
clanged behind him, then crossed the
street and entered the college grounds.
An unquiet spirit possessed him as he
strode aloug the familiar paths. He wa.-.
only a trespasser in this place where
hitherto he had roamed at will, but
whether he was seen or not was of little
consequence. He had escaped from his
quiet room into the wet, massy darkness
to question himself. The vapor that
garbed every tree in ghostly robes, the
light sweep of the wind passing his ear
like a woman's sigh, the pence here anil
the reminders of life on tbe river anil
market places beyond were all old and
dear to him. They had helped him before.
It was not of his rejected play he was
thinking. Somehow the keenness of the
sting left by failure hud subsided. In
fancy he suw a woman's face��� Virginia's
face. It seemed to float before him
some! i mes the eyes hidden as with a
veil, sometimes the sweet, proud mouth
He was tilled with this uow feelim
that in the twinkling of an eye banished over him. Was it love? Love
Oh, tbe ecstasy ringing in the soft vow
els as ho murmured them in a tendei
Hitherto lie had written of love, bad
believed that he understood it. But lu
night in every fiber he felt the illiimta
bio, untranslatable difference, He tiuu
been like a blind man dwelling on the
beauty of die light ho hail never seeu���n
stay at home describing the marvels oi
lands never journeyed through, Hi.-
Iieart had been sleeping while In his
writings he had prated of passion.
But tins swooping forget fulness of self
even in a bitterly critical moment; this
reaching out to und flooding immersion
in the personality of another, this mini
uoss that shook him, trailing its sedue
tive sweetness over liis soul ami uiukiug
him lignt headed; I his insistent burning
in his blond, this yearning newly boru-
this was lovo.
He Hung himself into a reBtful position
against a tree and looked over at the win
(lows where at times Virginia's shadow
touched the shade. His faeu had grown
haggard; his eyes were alight. Oh, he
loved herl It seemed now he had always
loved her.
"To tell hor���oh, to tell her!" was liis
unuttered cry. "Oh, if 1 had something
to offer worth her taking���not my beg
gar's portion, not the ashes of my dreams.
Virginia dear, tender, sweet voiced -
Strong hearted Virgiuia, I am uot Ut to
love you."
Ami now a stato of feeling beyond ei
pression or definition assailed liim and
held him a- in a coil. It was strange,
sul Llo, exquisitely sad. The mist am;
rain were [iurt of it. the blustery dark-
iies.-i.the troubled breath in Mui n.thn
longing ami Indecision in his mini, ihe
ache of passion, tho ambition so limitless
and mill railing, tho dull acquiescence of
the uoiiquured,
How merciless destiny sueiuod in that
momontl How empty the worldl The
race bo long, so tiring, ending���even at
the beat���in what?
Ho was stirred to an ecstatlo sadness.
Something vital quiokonsd In his consciousness.
I'l'n be Oontlnued.)
Tun Convincing K��'ttMiiis.
Lord Peterborough, who lived In tho
reign of Queen Anne, wus very frolic-
homo, und ono day seeing from his carriage a dancing master With pearl colored stockings lightly stepping over the
broad stones mid picking his way in extremely dirty tffather ho alighted and
ran alter him with drawn sword in order to drive him into the mud, but into
which ho of oonrie followed himself.
This noblemanWOI onco taken for tho
Duke of Marlborough nnd was mobbed
in consequence, The duko was then in
disgrace with tho people, and Lord IV
lurboroiigh was about to bo roughly
handled.    Turning lo them, bo nnid:
"(ientlmnen, 1 can convince you by-
two reasons that I mn not the Duke of
Marlborough. In tho lirst place, 1 have
only h guineas in my pocket, and in thn
second thoy uru heartily at yoar service,"���Sale's Journal,
3,  1894.
A >��t Xxperta Iteoaire High Salaries.
The Art Not a, Kew One, as It Data* Back
to Olesro, Who Used More Than T.000
Charaotors���Now York's Veteran.
There are more stenographers in New
York and its vicinity than there are
lawyers or doctors. Bnt not all of them
are competent. A first class shorthand
writer ia very difficult to find, and il
he is ��� fast writer he is sure ol a good
Shorthand writing as a means of earning a livelihood is not as lucrative sa
many other callings, but it affords a
young man, if he is quick witted, a fine
chance to watch the internal workings
of a business house, and thereby helps
bim toward a business education such
as he could get in no other way.
The only field that is highly remunerative is law reporting, but to become
competent for this work requires years
of assiduous practice, and the field of
employment is limited. The highest
salary paid to a court stenographer in
New York is in the surrogate's court.
Mr. Edward F. Underhill, probably the
eldest practicing stenographer in America, holds this position and receives a
salary of $3,000 per year. He has been
in the service since 1849.
The municipal departments and courts
in New York city pay annually in salaries for stenographic services $154,-
000. This salary list inoludes 90 stenographers, 27 of whom are court reporters, each receiving $2,500, and 19
$2,000 annually as salary. In addition
to this, however, all court stenographers
are allowed by the code 10 cents per folio of 100 words, for furnishing copies
of transcripts to the parties interested
in any case when desired.
TJp town at 888 West Twenty-third
street the stenographers of New York
have a club, where they meet each other socially. In connection with the
clnb is a "classroom," where the members may practice the art of shorthand
writing. Hero nearly every evening are
gathered scores of ambitious young
shorthanders industriously driving their
pens for love of perfection in their
craft, while some one of experience
reads or dictates. The classroom is
provided with all the different styles of
typewriting machines for tbe use of
members when there is no dictation.
The club also maintains an employment bureau. The club is open to either sex. in fact, it is the large membership of young ladies that gives zest
to the social side of the club, which it
one of its important features. In the
winter the club gives receptions, entertainments, occasionally a dinner and
once every year a ball.
In many of the publio schools of ths
country stenography is a part of ths
training. An ovidenoe of its recent remarkable growth is shown by a oircu-
lar issued by the bureau of education at
Here it Is shown that from July 1,1889,
to June 30, 1890, 57,375 persons received instruction in the art of shorthand
in schools and colleges in the United
States. Five thousand five hundred and
fifty of these were in New York and
Brooklyn. A similar circular was issued by the bureau in 1884. in which it
was shown that during the year 1882
the number of pupils receiving such
instruction was 12,470. It is therefore
quite safe to say that the number for
1893 exceeded 75,000.
But this number does not take into
consideration an army probably equally large who receive instruction from
somo other source or from professional
Out of this vast army, however, but
a very small minority are either physically or mentally qualified to become
court reporters or even office amanuenses.
Cicero is said to have been the inventor of shorthand writing, and tho freed-
man, Marcus Tullius Tiro, his friend,
the first stenographer, and he undoubtedly did uso a method of shorthand
writing as early as 00 B. O.
Thu first English treatise was byTim-
othe Bright, entitled "An Arte of Shorto
Swifto nnd Secrete Writing by (Jhurac-
ture, Innented by Timothe Bright, Doctor of Phisike. Imprinted at London by
I. Windet, the Assingeo of Tim Bright,
1588. Cum priuilegio Regiao Muiesta-
tis. Forbidding ail others to print the
Dr. Bright in this work says: "Cicero
did account it wortbie his labour, and
no less profitable to the Roman common
weule (Moa*  Gracious Soneraigne), to
inuent a spcedie kindo of wryting by
character, as Plutarch  rtporteth in tho
lifo of Cato tho younger.    This invention was increased afterward by Seneca;
that tho number of characters grue to
7,000.   Whether through inure of time,
! or thut the men gaue it over for tedious-
: ness of learning, nothing remaineth ex-
I taut of Cicero's inuention at this day."
Every stenographer who recalls the
( efforts required to  proporly master the
few characters used in tho art today
will not wonder that of Cicero's system,
i with its 7,000 characters, nothing re-
i mains nt this day.
It was not until 1042 that the art be-
cnino of any practical nso, und it wns
first used in tho house of lords in 1009
in taking testimony in a divorce suit.
Stenographers wero not regularly om-
j ployed in parliament, however, until
1802.���Now York World.
Five Cent lodging- nouses Where Chairs
Take the Place of Beds.
Finding a lodging place for the night
when one has but 6 cents���an ordinary
street car fare nickel���is no easy Job.
Lodging houses where the beds rent for
10 cents hold as grimly to tariff prices
as a coal combine in arctic weather
would do. It is a case of fiat money
with those people. If they had 500 beds
and but five lodgers, the sixth could not
get an abatement, even though his flesh
were dropping from his bones with
frost. "No pay, no bed," Is the motto,
and they stick to it.
Nowadays dimes are being withdrawn from circulation. At least the
people who are forced into begging
them report that to be the state of the
money market. Two nickles make a
dime, it is true, and so do 10 pennies,
but there seems to be a bear movement
in small coins, and this form of currency also is hard to get, especially so
for those who either can't, don't or
won't work for it.
As a matter of fact there are many
hundred persons in Chicago every night
wbo cannot purchaso a lodging for lack
of means and who stay out so late that
access to the station houses is denied
because they are ulroady overcrowded.
These peoplo will tlren sleep anywhere.
All thoy want  is cover from tho night.
That can be had in Chicago for 5
cents. But the lowest tramp, if fortune favored him with a dimo, would
shrink with horror from lodging in
such a place. There are one or two
places of the kind in Chicago, and they
are hard to find. When found, they are
the very apotheosis of degradation, dirt
and dinginess. Bosldo the 5 cent places
those where admittance is a dime are
palaces. For 5 cents the lodger is allowed the privilege of a chair until
morning���simply that and nothing
The keepers of such places form the
lowest elements of society. They do
uot treat their patrons as humans, nor
yet as beasts of the field. The 5 cent
wretch becomes an object for blows and
kicks. When his nickel enters the greasy
pocket that gapes for it, he is then an
atom of squalor, and he is treated accordingly.
Recently the Atlas hotel was visited.
It is probably the worst lodging house
in Chicago. The prices begin at 5 cents
and run to 15 cents. It is located on
Custom House place a few yards from
Van Buren street. On one side of it is
a stable. There the horses get clean
straw every night for bedding. On the
other ride is a deserted church, which
has been purchased and which will be
shortly Converted into another lodging
house. Amid such surroundings the
poor fellow who has but a nickel is allowed to stay over night. He can sit on
a three legged chair, or he can lie down
on the floor. In either event he is forced
to sleep with another man half covering him, for every night the filthy cellar is crowded.���Chicago Inter Ocean.
Campbell & Doherty
The Cheapest & Largest Tailoring House
in the Province, employing at present
20 hands.
Wo make men's suits from 85 to $15 cheaper
than othors, and yet make more money than "the old
time big profit," small business, slow coach Tailors.
Chtnago Streets. "^
"Great city," said the stranger reflectively. "Wonderful city I The buildings are magnificent, tbe boulevards aro
superb and the hotels are unsurpassed,
but���but why don't you name your
"Name onr streets!" exclaimed the
Chicagoan. "We do. You can't find a
street in the city without a name."
"Well, then," went on the stranger,
"why not derive some benefit horn it?
Why should there be any secrecy about
it? Why not treat all streets alike? Why
put the name of one street on the corner lamppost and not the name of the
next? And why not have some uniformity about it?" he continued, warming
np to hissubject. "Why tack the name
of one street onto a building, put the
next on a lamppost, tho third half way
up an electric light post, the fourth
clear at the top of it and have no sign
at all for the fifth?"���-Chicago Post.
Senators In the Harbor's Chair.
A workman in tbe senate barber shop
in Washington is credited with saying
that the senators are "the most peaceful" men to shave he has over met.
though some of them are particular.
Ono senator, he says, holies twice shaved three times in one duy, not because
his beard grows so fast, but because the
senator "likes the sensation." Another
senator "has a puir of little side whiskers of which he is fond and to which
ho devotes any amount of attention,"
Ho did not rtvenl all this to any senator, and to the helpless man to whom it
was communicated he said with n despairing tone, "You know we are not
allowed to talk to our senatorial customers unlesB they talk to us first." Who
wonld not wish to be a Iluited States
senator while being shaved?���Chicago
After the Wedding.
"How soon should calls upon a bride
be made?" is a question that bas been
frequently asked. (Jails upon rt bride
should be made very soon iiftor her return from her wedding trip, if no day
for such has been designated, nnd us
immediate a visit must he paid to her
mother or person at whoso houso tho reception was held. The bride returns
her callB soon and so far as possible in
the order in which they are made. Her
neglect to acquit herself of these debts
would be inexcusable, and u person so
careless would deserve to bo socially
forgotten.���Detroit Free Press.
A woman is nover known tp advertise for tho return of stolen propertv
and no questions asked." She would
ask questions or die
Undaunted hy Defeat*
While feinalo suffrage haB carried the
day in Now Zealand, it has experienced
defeat in South Australia, where tho
adult suif' nge bill, which embodied the
principlo, wns rejected in the popular
bouse on tho third reading, but only by
a narrow majority. The friends of the
cauBo, however, ure not at all discouraged and will roturn to the battle with
undaunted spirits till victory crowns
their efforts.���Melbourne Letter.
St iii New-Onr List.
All Wool   Business Suits $18.   Old price $25.
Irish Sorge, heavy weight $20.     "     "    $30 to 35
Fine Worsted Suits, $25 to $35.     "     "    $35 to 45
All^Wool Pants,        -       $4.50. "     "    $6.50
The fact Is wo would like to havo a look at tho
man who sells cheaper than wo do.
Waterproof Ulsters & Overcoats
to order from $14 np.
Cloth sold by tho yard.   Suits cut and trimmed if
you want to mako thom at home.
An   Immense   stock of Ready Hade
Clothing Tor Men and Boys.
Samples and rules for self measurement sent on
Yon will Had as inpCCnrtis Block���the Store witb tbe Granite Pillars.
of Wall Paper.
To make room for New Stock, we will give
A Discount of 10 per cent
on all Cash Sales, for 30 days only.
6. F. WELCH & SON,
Corner Agues and 6th Streets, Westminster.
P. O. Box 405.
they are selling
100 lb. Sacks Shorts, $1 25
100   lb.   Sacks    Bran,     1  15
90 lb. sacks rolled Oats, 3 60
100 lb. sacks of Wheat, 1 5o
5 lb. Boxes of Tea,    1 1o
5o lb. mats China Rice,   1 85
Hungarian Flour, $4 70 per barrel
9 tins Tomatoes, $1 OO
11 tins^Pease, $1 oo
11  tins Corn,    1 oo
Ceylon Tea, 4o cents per lb
13 lbs Currants, $1 oo
All other Groceries at very Lowest prices for\Cash
Don't forget the address:
Opposite C. P: R. Station, Columbia St
D. L YAL <fc CO.
Books, Stationery, Fancy Goods,
Pianos,   Organs,   Music,  eto.
B.   C
Oldest, Business Premises in tlie City.
Rather Uncomfortable.
The following notice is posted in the
pt. ..on office at Washington:
Members of the medical division aro
forbidden to have their hats or clothing
on preparatory to leaving this office before 4 o'clock. Any one breaking this
rule will be charged with a demerit of
15 minutes.
It is perhaps not strictly our business, but we should think it would be
rather uncomfortable for the clerks of
the medical division to work all day
without sny olothing.���New York Tribune.
Clothing, Men's Furnishings,
Hats and Caps, Trunks and Valises
Try  a Pair  of $2.50 or $3.00 Pants.
Fine Assortment ol
i Japanese  Smoking  Jackets
Corner Columbia and Mary streets, New Westminster. 8
A heavy hand the bruised reed to break.
A foot to quench tbe smoking dax well shod,
A bitter zeal, alert and keen to make
Tbe breach more wide betwixt mankind and
A visage stern that bids all stand apart
Who dare to worship at a different shrine,
A eullon mood, a cold and sluggish heart,
Uawarmed by any pulse of love divine.
A tongue In chiding swift. In praising slow,
A practiced oye bis fellows' faults to scan���
These are tbe attributes by which men know
Th* sectary, unloved by God or man.
���London Spectator.
* When I was quite a young fellow and
hadn't long joined the army, I used to
belong to a fashionable club in London,
the members of which were just the sort
of men you read about in Lever's novels���
as wild as wild could be, always in some
scrape or other, and spending their whole
time in riding, shooting, gambling or
fighting���all except one.
That one was a small, quiet, pale
faced, gray haired man, with a very sad,
weary look, as if he had once been
crushed by some great sorrow and had
never been able to shake it off. He hardly ever spoke to any one, and when he
did it was in a voice as meek as his face.
So of course we made great fun of him
among ourselves, finding these quiet
ways of his a very queer contrast to our
own rackety, harum scarum style, and
we nicknamed him the "Quietest Man
In the Club," though, indeed, we might
just as well have called him the only
quiet man in it.
Well, one evening when the room was
pretty full, and our friend the quiet
man was sitting as usual in the far corner away from everybody else, we began to talk about dueling, a subject with
which we were all tolerably familiar, for
there was hardly a man among us who
hadn't been "ont" once.
"They did some tidy dueling in the old
times," said Lord H., who was killed
afterward in action. "You remember
how those six ohums of Henry III of
France fought three to three till there
was only one left alive out of the six."
"That was pretty fair certainly," cried
Charlie Thornton of the Guards, "but
after all it doesn't beat the great duel 80
years ago between Sir Harry Martingale
and Colonel Fortescue."
He had hardly spoken when up jumped
the quiet man as if somebody had stuck
a pin into him.
"What on earth's the matter with
him?" whispered Thornton, "I never
saw him like that before."
"But what was the story, then, Charlie?" asked another man. "I've heard of
Fortescue, of course, for he was the
most famous duelist of his time in all
England, and I've heard of his fight
with Martingale, too, but I don't think
I've ever had any particulars, or at
least none worth speaking of."
"I can give them to you, then," answered Thornton; "for my uncle was
Martingale's second. I'vo heard him
tell the story many a time, and he always said that although he had been in
plenty of duels he had never seen one
like that and never wanted to see it
again. What they quarreled about I
don't know, and I dare say they didn't
know themselves, but my uncle used to
say he knew by the look in their eyes
when they took their places to fire that
it could not end without blood, and it
"They fired twice, and every shot told,
and then their seconds, seeing that both
men were hard hit and bleeding fast,
wanted to put an end to it. But Fortescue���who was one,of those grim fellows who are always most dangerous toward the end of the fight���insisted upon
a third shot. The third time, by some
accident. Martingale fired a moment too
soon and gave a him bad wound in the
side,but Fortescue pressed his hand to the
wound to stop the bleeding, and then,
almost bent double with pain though he
was, he fired and brought down his man."
"Killed bini?"
"Rather. Shot him slap through the
heart. But it was his last duel, for from
that day he was never heard of again,
and people suid he had either committed
suicide or died of a broken heart."
"Well, 1 don't see why he need have
done that, for, after all, it was a fair
fight," struck in Lord H., who had been
looking over the newspapers on the table. "But, if you talk of dueling, what
do yon say to this?
"Another duelling tragedy in Paris.
Tho notorious Parisian bully and duellist, Annand do Villonenve, has just
added another wreath to his blood stained
laurels, Ihe new victim being the Chevalier Henri do Polignac, a line young
fellow of 23, tho only son of a widowed
mother. Some strong expressions of disgust used by the chevalier with reference to one of De Villenenvo's former
duols having come to the lattor's ears, he
sought out Do Polignac and insulted
him so grossly as to render a meeting
"The chevalier having fired first and
missed. Do Villeneuvo called out to him,
'Look to the second buttonhole of your
com!' and sent a bullet through the spot
indicated into the breast of his opponent,
who expired half an hour later in great
agony. His mother is said to be broken
hearted at his deatii. How much longer,
we wonder, will this savage bo allowed
to offer these human sacrifices to his
own inordinate vanity?"
Just then I happened to look up and
saw the quiet man rise slowly from his
chair, with a faco so changed that it
startled mo almost as much as if I had
seen him disappear bodily and another
man rise up in his stead. I had once
seen an oil painting abroad In which an
averring angel was hurling lightnings
Upon Sodom and Gomorrah, ojii thut
was just how this man looked at that
moment. He glanced at his watch and
then came across the room and w?nt
quickly out.
The next night, and the next, and tbe
next alter that, the qiiat man dids't appear at the club ar.i we al! befss to
wonder what could ba"�� b^ccxsa vi *���*"<.
Hut wfaea 1 atsat Is ox Ss lo���*��, am*-
Ing, there he was, though he looked���pj
it seemed to me���rather paler and feebler
than usual.
"Here's news for yon, Fred," called
ont Charlie Thornton. "That rascally
French duelist, De Villeneuve, has met
his match at last, and Dr. Lansett of the
���th Bengal Native infantry, wao saw
the whole affair, is just going ��� mil us
all about it."
"Well, this was how it happened," began the doctor. "In passing through
Paris I stopped to visit my old friend.
Colonel de Malet, and he and I were
strolling through the Tnileries gardens
when suddenly a murmur ran through
the crowd, 'Here comes De Villeneuve.'
Then the throng parted, and I had just
time to catch a glimpse of the bully's
tall figure and long black mustache
when a man stepped forth from the
crowd and said something to him, and
then suddenly dealt him a blow.
"Then there was a rush and clamor
of voices, and everybody came crowding
round so that I couldn't, see anything.
But presently De Malet came up to me
and said. 'Lansett, we shall want yon
in this affair, although I'm afraid that
you won't have a chance of showing your
surgery, for De Villeneuve never woundB
without killing.' Just then the crowd
opened, and I saw to my amazement
that this man who had insulted and defied the most terrible fighter in all France
was a slim little fellow, with a pale, meager faoe.
" 'As the challenged party, I have the
choice of weapons,' we heard him say
quite coolly, 'and I choose swords.'
" 'Are you mad?* cried De Malet, seizing his arm. 'Don't you know De Ville-
neuve's the deadliest swordsman in Europe. Choose pistols���givo yourself a
" 'Pistols may miss���swords can't,'answered the stranger in a tone of such
savage determination that every one who
heard him, even De Villenueve himself,
furious though he was, gave a kind of
shudder. '1 had vowed never to fight
again, save with a man who deserved to
die, Bnt you have deserved it well by
your cold blooded murders, and die you
"Where both aides were so eager to
fight there was no need of much preparation. They met that evening, Colonel
de Malet being the stranger's second and
another French officer acting for De Villeneuve.
"They fought for some time without
a scratch on either side, and then suddenly the Englishman stumbled forward, exposing his left side. Quick as
lightning the Frenchman's point darted
in, and instantly the other's shirt was all
crimson with blood, but the moment he
felt the steel pierce him he made a thrust
with all his strength and buried his
sword np to the hilt in De Villeneuve's
body. Then I understood that he had
deliberately laid himself open to his opponent's weapon in order to make sure
of killing him. So he had, for De Villeneuve never spoke again."
Just as the doctor said this, down fell
a chair with a great crash, and looking
up we saw the quiet man trying to slip
past us to the door. Dr. Lansett sprang
np and caught him by both hands.
"You here?" he cried. "Let me congratulate you upon having punished, as
he deserved, the most cold hearted cutthroat in existence. I trust your wound
does not pain you much?"
"What?" we all shouted, "waa lt ha
who killed De Villeneuve?"
"Indeed it was," answered the doctor,
"and it was the pluckiest thing I ever
We all jumped up from our chairs and
came crowding round the hero, setting
up a cheer that made the air ring, but
he looked at us so sadly and darkly that
it made the shout die upon our lips.
"Ah. lads! lads!" said ho in a tone of
deep dejection, "for heaven's sake don't
praise a man for having shed blood and
destroyed life. I killed that ruffian as 1
would have killed a wild beast to save
those whom he would have slaughtered.
But God help the man who shall take t>
human life merely to gratify his own
pride and angerl If you wish to know
what happiness a successful duelist enjoys, look at me. Do you remember th��
story which Captain Thornton told lier*
the other night about the duel in whio>
Colonel Fortescue���the 'famous duelist,
as you call him���killed Sir Henry Martingale?"
"To be Bure," answered Charlie Thornton, looking rather scared. "But what
of it?"
"I was onco Colonel Fortescue," was
the answer.���Exchange.
Af school no rival be admits,
His greatness none deny;
A king whom epoch making hits
To leg have lilted high.
Yet here at home In late July
By one of beauty's queens
Bobold bim smitten, hip and thigh.
This gallant in bis teens.
No lore scholastic benefits
One whom tiie sirens ply.
And where bis fair AlthmasfSS
He humbly bovers nigh.
Alert, attentive, awkward, shy.
Beside ber chair bo leans.
Prepared for ber to live and die,
This gallant in his teens.
But, August fled, the path he quits
Where primrose garlands lie.
And gathers up his fifth form wits
So sadly knocked awry.
More than homesick, be knows not why
He finds in prosier scenes
The olasslcs more than usual dry.
This gallant tn bis teens.
Lady, hell fathom by and by
What this strnnge fever mean*-.
Spare him the tribute of astgh,
This gallant in his teens.
���Alfred Cochrane In Temple Bar.
Queer Directions About a Funeral.
John Underwood of Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire, who died in 177.1, gave directions for a curious funeral Nor'
of his relations was to follow his corpse,
which was to bo conveyed to tho gruv
by six gentlemen, who were speciall;
desired not to come in black clothes, an'
during tho ceremony were instructed tn
sing the last stanza of tho second book
of Horace. The coffin was green, an"
the deceased was placed in it witli all
nis clothes on. Under his hoad was
placed a copy of Horace, under his feet
Bentley's Milton, on his right hand a
small Greek Testament and on his left ���
miniature Horace, while Bentley's Horace was put under his back.
A cold supper at his houso followed
the ceremony, and after tho cloth wns
taken away the guests repeats the
thirty-first ode of the iirst book of Horace, Each was to receive 10 guineas
out of the sura of ��6,00C left to the
testator's sister on condition of carrying
out the will. Tho will ended wl'-h thi
words, "Which done, I wov'.'. have
them drink a cheerful glass o-rJ. think
no more of John Underwood."���London
iu-v. Dr. J. li. Strait, a popular minister
:n the Christian denomination in Indiana
two or three years ago and not much heard
Of since, mis racoghlxed lu Cincinnati recently noting ns a hostler In a livery stable.
Honry McCnlmont, owner of Isinglass
the Derby winner, somewhat unexpectedly
Inherited n fortune of 610,000,000 from his
great uncle, but came into full possession
of it only oil his last birthday. He hue
Just turned 88.
It was all a fraud. The forage cap on
one side of his narrow head, the worn-
out livery coat with epaulets, even the
leathern strap, suspending from his
shoulder his box of knavish wares, affected a military air and countenanced
his lies and deceptions.
Tho face wan not repulsive even now.
Some distinction appertained to the
heavy mustache, and the hollow beneath the high cheek bone, the crow's
feet around tbe eyes, the tanned, weather
beaten ruddiness of his complexion,
might have betokened honorable service
in poisonous swamps or under burning
skies, instead of shifty, footsore wanderings with alternate hours of want and
He dragged himself to the dusty grass
beneath the "Five Ashes" at the four
crossroads. He was faint, for the hill
had tried him, and sat panting with his
back against a tree. Then ho opened his
box and began rolling infallible pills between his filthy finger and thumb. Their
composition was a secret, but doubtless
they did some people a lot of good.
For 20 years his heart had never softened with a sentiment, his soul never
quickened with an aspiration, and now
his wandering eye, resting on a finger
post across the road, mechanically read:
"Upton.   Leigh.   Sutton-Darcy."
All so familiar once, and the last hia
A strange impulse, absolutely unreasonable, for recognition might still be
dangerous, took possession of him. An
irresistible desire to si ��� the place again,
even though it wore by steal.ii at night.
From the boughs above his head '.ame
the "pink! pink!" ot a chaffinch, and
through the tilth and fog of a quarter of
a century of evil, indistinct in the fumes
of drink and smothered in its own futility, gleamed a reminiscence clear and
sharp as the bird's notei
An old farmhouse thatched and stone
built, with mnllioned windows. In the
garden a tall pear tree, with yellow buds
glistening in the early spring, and beneath a youth with a gun peeping to get
a shot. Then a man in breeches and hose,
elderly, but hale, drawling naif humorously: "Why, Jack, my bwoy! Thy shots
do hot off more buds than all the chaf-
The old people must be gone now, for
.lack was tho youngest and the favorite
five and thirty years ago.
Muttering against his own folly, he
slung on his box and limped along the
button road.
At evening he entered "The Cups," an
Inn on the outskirts of Sutton. Everything was as formerly���the same bench
and stools, the same oak settle by the
hearth. Two laborers playing at Bhovel
board called each other familiar names,
and the singsong of their voices brought
back the past.
"What parish may this be, please?" he
"Zutton," replied both Abs and Aia
"A large village?"
*' "ridden zo terr'ble large."
'"Tidden zo wonderful small."
Satisfied with the subterfuge of these
questions, he sat down and continued
"Any o' the name of Craddock live
hero now?"
"Craddock, ch?" grinned Abs. "What
dost zay, Abe?"
"Nun four!" said Abe.
He hesitated. But the longing to
know overcame his judgment liko the
craving of a vice.
"And tiie farm at the foot of the hill.
Who lives there?"
"Mr. Craddock, bo sure. Varmor
"When I camo this way before, somebody���peoplo called Sandford"	
"Hal ha!" laughed Abs. "Then you
be a woldisb bird, not hatched lust summer. Why. tho old inuti have a-bln dead
these 20 year. An tho maid married
Varmer William, nu he took on tlie farm.
But years avore she thought to a-iiiumod
one Jack. But he took to ho'se racen,
so 'tes said, an Signed somebody's mime
an bolted. Never didden hear no more
o' ho. But you be a old file. What dost
zay, Abe?"
"Noo fear!" said Abe.
John Craddock nervously rose,
straightened his back and foil into his
familiar pntter.
"Yes. I'm an old soldier, wounded 111
tho trenches beforo Sevastopol and
starved nt Cawnpoor, and when I'd spilt
my blood and ruined a fine constitution
m the service of my native land they
gavo mo my discharge and threw mo
upon tho world without a penny. But,
happily, among the prisoners taken by
tho British forces in that memorable war
was tho private physician to tho Kaneo
of Jhansi. Seeing me writhing with
rheumatism���to which, gentlemen, I was
then a martyr���his fooling heart confided
to mo, under an oath of secrecy, tho inestimable blessing of a never failing
remedy. These pills, gentlemen, taken
in time ore a reliable cure. If you have
ever seen crooked legs, stiff arms or a
hack as bowed as a reaping hook, take a
couple of these pills���four and twenty in
each box. The price is twopence, and I
guarantee, if kept dry, the contents will
never deteriorate. Thank you, gentlemen.   I wish you good evening."
His glibnesa had been successful; bnt,
ill at ease, he shuffled on to the old
house with the pear tree. A silver
maned colt waa reaching over the paddock rail, the image of the roan mare
they used to call Rube. All was quiet
and prosperous, and in the garden path
stood the familiar figure. He slunk into
the shadow of the churchyard wall. Yet
it was only Dick, grown into the snl^
stontial staidness of his father's place.
He went to the low thatched house
standing all askew, with the stalls and
the wagon shed where he and Dorothy
used to meet. He would sleep that night
in one of the wagons. It was scarcely
dusk, but the life came back quite clearly. Work was over, and nobody would
come, so he went in and climbed up out
of sight.
He heard a light step and peeped over
the tailboard. There stood the Doll
Sanford of years ago, with budding
womanhood beneath the open neck of
her print frock. She had run out in
haste. Her lips were parted. He could
see her face looking toward the gate into
the orchard. Then came a firmer step���
just as when they said he was too wild
for their Dorothy,
"I musn't stay tonight, Jack."
"A few minutes, Doll,"
"The maid's out.   Mother'll miss me."
"Doll!"   "Jackl"
They kissed close to the wagon wheel
and were gone.
He could not help it. Come what
would, he must go to the house, and
presently he crossed the yard, entered
the porch and knocked.
"Nothing today, thank you," said a
sharp voice through the partly opened
He remembered the Craddock rule-
never to give money nor refuse bread,
"Will you give me a bit to eat?" he
Without a word she disappeared, but
came back, bringing also a cup of cider.
"Isn't this Mr. Craddock's?"
"It is."
"I knew one of that name once���.Tack
Craddock. We were chums. I was by
when he was killed. I've got something
of his now."
"Killed?" she echoed, trembling.
"Yes. It waa in the trenches before
She gave a sharp cry and sank into the
stono seat iu the porch.
A burly figure came from the house.
"What's this? What's this?" he blustered and seized the tramp by the collar
and shook him.
"Don't, William," pleaded the woman.
'It's nothing.   He has done nothing."
He shuffled nervously into the high
road and stood there in the twilight beneath the pale summer stars. Had she
recognized him? He could tramp no
farther that day, and again he slunk
across the yard and climbed into the
wagon. At dawn he would trudge on���
far from the village���out of the district.
At daybreak came the horses, but they
did not wake him.
"Here's thik tramp feller. Godl He's
deadl   What dost zay, Abe?"
Abe solemnly said, "Noo fear!"���Walter Raymond in London Illustrated
Be Washed tlie Tiger.
When Pezon, the lion tamer, was at
Moscow with liis menagerie, he hired a
Cossack to clean out the cage of the wild
beasts. The Cossack did not understand
a word of French. Pezon tried to show
him about his work by motions with a
pail and sponge. The moujik watched
liim closely and seemed to understard.
Next morning, armed with u broom, a
bucket and a sponge, he opened the first
cage he came to and quietly stepped in.
He had seen his master step into two
cages of harmless brutes, but this one
happened to belong to a splendid tiger
that lay on die floor fast asleep.
At the noise made by opening the door
the creature raised its head and turned
its eyes full on the man, who stood in a
corner dipping his big sponge into the
I bucket.   Ai that moment  1'ezon came
j out and wus struck dumb will) the sight.
j What could ho do to warn the man?   A
I sound might enrage the grout beast.   So
i Pezon  stood still.   Tho moujik, sponge
I in hand, coolly approached tho tiger and
I made ready to rub him down.
The cold wator on its hide pleased the
tiger, for it began to purr, stretched out
its paws, rolled over on its buck nnd offered every part of its body to the treat-
I ment of the moujik, who went on scrub-
] bing with might and main.    All tho
\ while Pezon  stood  thero with  his eyes
j wide open as if nailed to the spot. When
ho had finished his job, the Cossack left
tho cage as quietly as he entered it. But
ho never did it again.���London Million,
Tlie Farmer nnd Good Koads.
The saleable valuo of farm lands is
greatly enhanced by tho facility with
which the mill, store and factory privileges are made available. Manufactories
lire established iu localities where communication is readily had with tiie farm
nnd market, and any factory established
in a farming locality furnishes an additional market for farm produce, and a
market that is constant in its demands
and suro in its receipts.
Thus tho farmer is tho ono directly interested, for it means to him economical
transportation in competition, a market
when prices are best, the introduction of
factories anil increased value of farm
lands. Besides this it means a better attendance at schools, moro benefit from
the town libraries and lectures, and
with the greater diffusion of knowledge
less desire to leavo tho farm for privileges and information that will be more
availablo at home,���New York Tribune.
Are about  making  a  change in their business,
they are offering their entire stock of
Ladies'  $5.00 Shoes Reduced to $4.00.
"       $4.00       "
"       $3.00       "
"       $2.00       "
Mens'     $4.00 Boots
Boys' $2.50 School Boots   "
"      $1.50       	
Any person wishing Boots.   Shoes or Slippers, now is their
chance  as  the  stock  is  all  new and from the best
Manufacturers in Canada.
A Pointer to
Before sending east for your supply of Boots and Shoes,
Write or Gall on us
And we will give you better bargains than  you will be  able
to obtain in the east.    Our stock is large and all new
and we are bound to dispose of it before
making the contemplated
change  in  our
He Was Iliuilifnl.
Mistress���How is it one never hears a
sound in the kitchen when your sweetheart is with you of an evening?
Servant Girl���Please, ma'am, the poor
fellow is so bashful yet. For the present
he does nothing but eat���Lustige Blatter.
Columbia Street,
New Westminster, B. C.


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