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Array Official Gazette
ttiiit   feittttt*
Vol. I.
No. 9.
JM. BLAIKIE, dealer In Choice Wines.
. Liquors, and Cigars. STEAMBOAT
EXCHANGE, corner of Front and lith Sts.,
New Westminster, B. C.
MERCHANT'S HOTEL, corner of McNeely
and Columbia Streets. Best Wines
and Cigars kept constantly on hand. .IAS.
CASH, Proprietor.
ROOM. Meals at all hours, dished up
In any stylo. Open dav and night. Moderate
charges.   W. E. MORTIMER, Manager.
GROTTO HOTEL. This House has been
thoroughly renovated and refurnished,
and the proprietor solicits a share of public
patronage. MEALS, a cents. White cooks.
U. R. SMALL, Proprietor,
UEEN'S HOTEL, corner Clement, und
_. Columbia Streets. G. II. WILLIAMS.
Proprietor. First-class In every particular.
Pure Wines und Liquors, and choice brands
of Cigars.
mllE TELEGRAPH HOTEL. Front street,
JL opposite to the Ferry Landing. Nothing but choicest of liquors and cigars. Telephone Ml., P. O. Box 8U. HOG AN BROS..
CLEVELAND HOTEL, opposite Boll-Irving & Patterson's dock. First-class cooks
and attentive, waiters. Tlie bar Is stocked
with prime Wines, Liquors and Olgars.
BRENNAN BROS., Proprietors.
CENTRAL HOTEL. Columbia Street, New
Westminster. The leading Hotel. White
cook, clean beds and moderate charges. The
best of Wines. Liquors and Cigars. Try us
and you will always come again. COLLIER,
OCCIDENTAL HOTEL, corner Columbia
and Bcgbl" Streets, Now Westminster.
B.C. Rates for Board and Lodging: Per
day, Sl.OO; per week, $5.50. The best of Wines,
Liquors and Cigars dispensed at the bar.
J. C. GRAY, Proprietor.
DEPOT HOTEL, Columbia Streot, New
Westminster, Tho beat $1.00 a day house
in Canada. The rooms are superior, and the
Hotel Is well adapted to the needs of families,
to whom special rates aro given. Board by
the week at reduced rates. P. 0. BILODEAU.
HOTEL DOUGLAS, corner of Columbia
and McKen/.ie Streets. New Westminster. American and European plan. Shaving
Sarlor attached, under tlie management of
i. Walker. Restaurant open duy and night.
Sample room for commercials. A..I. TOLMIE.
Proprietor. Telephone ill.   P. O. Box 224.
New Westminster. This is the popular
Hotel of the city. Airy and well furnished
rooms. Cusine department carefully supervised, and the dining tables supplied with
all tlie luxuries of tlie season. Banquets
spread to order. Late suppers provided at
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.
FOR Sale or exchange for property In B. C.
One hundred acres of land In Manltoulln
Island���50 acres cleared, balance good hardwood and cedar. Four miles from county
town, 1 mile from school, good house, good
water, Title good. Adress, Subscriber,
Office Pacific Canadian.
RE. COQUITLAM MUNICIPALITY. Notice Is hereby given that on or before
the 31st day of December, 1803, the Municipal
Council of the District of Coquitlam Intends
making application to ids Honor the Lieutenant Governor iu Council of British Columbia for an extension of its Municipal
Said extension to include all those lands lying and situated between the Municipal
boundary of Coquitlam and the Pitt River,
on tho east ; also all those lands lying and
situated between the Municipal boundary of
Coquitlam, the city limits of Now Westminster and the Fraser River on the south.
October 13rd, 1803.
R. D. Irvine, C. M. C.
Mainland Truck and Dray
Draylng & Teaming Promptly
Attended to.
Agents for T. Hembrough & Co.'s Brick,
Tile and Pottery Works.
Orders received for Gilloy & Rogers' Coal.
The new and Most Elegantly
:-:   HOTEL,
Steam Radiators in Every Room,
Togethkr With Bath Accomodations, Excelent Fare,
���Fine Service.���
We Lead, Others Follow.
$1 per   Year!
The publishers of the Pacific Canadian, in order to reach the people of this
Province, havo decided to place the subscription price at tho very low figure of
Sl.OO per year. This places the paper
within the reach of all, even in hard
times, and there Is no other way that a
dollar can bo invested to bettor advantage. In the family circle a healthy
newspaper is almost luvaluable as an
educator. Havo the Canadian come to
your hearth and make the whole houso
glad. Try it for thres nionths for
25 conts.
IIird, the tailor.
There was a heavy gale of wind on
Monday night, but no damago of consequence was reported.
Mr. R. D. Irvine, clerk of Coquitlam,
was in town on Saturday, In company
with Mr. Fox, a prominent councillor of
that municipality.
A special meeting was held In tho
Salvation Army barracks on Thursday
evening, which was conducted hy tho
new district officer, Ensign Hilts. There
was a good attendance.
The Wostern Fisheries and Trading
Company shipped a car of salt salmon to
Montreal on Tuesday. Thev have shipped 1,000 barrels to varlbus points of the
Empire since August last.
City Treasurer Cooksley reports that
up to the 31st nit. this yoar's taxes to
tho amount of 860,000 had been paid into the treasury, which is a very good
showing considering the general stringency of money matters.
��� Hon. Premier Davie, Q.C., who has
recovered from his recent Illness, is in
attendance at the Assizes as Crown
Prosecutor. Deputy Attorney-General
Smith and Superintendent Hussey are
also in attendance.
Mr. A. H. Howeixs, proprietor of tho
Mission City News was in town on Wednesday, and paid the Canadian a fraternal visit. Mr. Howells is a newspaper
man of wide experience, which accounts
for the fact that the Neios is so excellent
a journal for so small a constituency.
The auction sale held at the ranche of
Mr. J. E. Murchison, Langley Prairie,
on Wednesday, proved very successful.
Everything was disposed of, and fair
prices realized. Mr. Murchison advertised the sale in the Pacific Canadian,
and Is well pleased with the result.
The Delta Council acts very liberally
with the Agricultural Society of the
Municipality, which was this year given
a grant of 8200. Some of tho other
municipal councils show a disposition to
be penurious in dealing with agricultural societies, which is certainly not to
be commended.
Delta people Justly complain of the
pot-hunters from across the lines being
permitted by incessant market-bagging,
to ruin the usually line shooting of the
Delta waters. In the same way American wretches from Blaine and elsewhere
go trout-fishing in the Nlcomkl. They
too frequently fish with dynamite.
E. Hutcherson, inspector of fruit
pests, returned last Sunday from Washington and Oregon, where he had been
inspecting nurseries. He found them all
more or less troubled with pests, particularly In Oregon, and a strict inspection
of all Imported trees will be necessary.
Note tho advertisement in this issue
headed "Tons of Dry Goods." Here Is
a chance for overy householder of Westminster and district to make money, on
the principle that "a penny saved is a
penny gained." The auction sale goes
on this afternoon from 2 o'clock to 5,
and In the evening from 7 till 10. Don't
miss it.
IN the City Police Court Tuesday the
case of Gillett, who when arrested gave
the name of Butler, on a charge of issuing a forged draft was called again.
Mr. McColl appeared for the prosecution
and requested that the caso be further
adjourned for a weok. Further development having justified the application
the request of tho solicitor was grantod.
A number of Surrey peoplo wero in
town on Wednesday and Thursday. Mr.
John Bond had business at court, Mr. J.
I. Breen was after a consignment of
boots and shoes, Mr. J. C. Murphy was
attending to insuranco matters connected
with tho lire at Cloverdale, Mr. C. MeKenzie was in to do somo trading, and a
good many others were on like errands.
The boldness of the tramps at Cloverdale on Sunday, mado people somewhat
uneasy. A resident who was leaving
home cautioned his wifo to bo careful of
opening the doors after dark, if strangers
came around. It happened that on
Tuesday evening an esteemed friend of
the family had occasion to call, and obtaining no responso to his knock at the
front door passed around to tho back,
and mot with no bettor success, though
the folks woro evidently at homo. Concluding that he had not made himself
heard, the visitor was more demonstrative. The lady inside was timid, and
was sure now sho had to deal with a
tramp. Ono of the children was put out
of a side door to call a neighbor, and the
lady kept guard In the hall with a heavy
callbrod revolver. The neighbor came,
the frlenoly visitor was at onco recog-
nizod, and all had a laugh. Tho lady
had the revolver ready for buslnoss and
not boing able to lot down tho hammer
safely herself, the friend good-naturedly
lent his assistance, which was much bettor than if it had dropped In tho orthodox way while tho supposed tramp was
at the door.
Mn. H. P. Bayles, of Dewdney, was
in town the last couple of days. He is
the owner of a splondid farm of 300
acres in Dewdney municipality, and is
rather disposed to sell it, and devote
himself to other pursuits. There is a
line orchard on the place, and very good
buildings, with a large area under cultivation. Mr. Bayles thinks it is very
cheap at 813,000 which includes about
$2,000 worth of stock, etc.
The water on tho Yale road across the
Serpentine Valley was higher this season
than it has beon for some years, though it
is not true, as reported, that the old post-
oflice of Mr. Georgo had floated from its
position. If the water had remained at
tho very high stage for any length of
time, the road would have boon all
washed away, but the small drainage of
the Serpentine causes tho water to fall
quickly llko'it rises.
KJA oooi) many children in Surrey have
boon suffering the past few weeks from
severe colds. On Sunday, Mr. Hakes, of
Kensington Prairlo, lost a little girl of
about thirteen, and Is much sympathised
with. Thore was talk of diphtheria, but
thore is no reason to believe that that
disease has yot appeared in Surrey. The
prevailing affliction seem s to affect the
bronchial tubes and lungs, as sovere
colds usually do.
Mr. Robert Harvey, so highly es-
toemed in Surrey, where he was engineer
on the Royal City Mills logging train, has
gono to his home in the east for tho
winter. He will return in the spring,
when the camp commences operations again, and take his old position.
He is a general favorite wherever
Mb. Jas. Punch, M. P. P., of Brownsville, has been absent the past week or
ten days visiting his constituents on the
north side of the river as far up as
Agassiz. The weather was unfavorable,
but in other regards Mr. Punch had a
very pleasant trip, and Is greatly pleased
with the uniform kindness extended to
him by tho people wherever he went.
The Yosemite took away with her on
Monday a consignment of lumber from
Sapperton and also 5,000 cases of salmon.
Yostorday was a busy day at tho market; and there was a good supply of produce and a large number of purchasers,
the fine weather no doubt oncouraging a
large attendance. There were no special
foatures, except perhaps an abundance
of meat, resulting tn a slightly lower
price for beef. The following are the
quotations supplied by the market clerk:
Foultry���No ducks or geese; live turkeys, $2 each, live chickens, 84.50 por
doz.; dressed chickens, 65 cents each,
with small demand.'
Meats���Beef, forequarters, 84.50 to $5;
hindquarters, 87; cuts, 7 to 12 cents.
Mutton, 11 to 13 cents. Pork, 88 to
Butter, 50 to 60 conts per roll. Eggs,
40 to 45 cents per doz.
Hay, $13 per ton.
Oats, 827 per ton; wheat, $28 to 830.
Potatoes, $14 per ton; turnips, 810;
mangolds, 87; white carrots, 810; red
carrots, $12.50; beets, % cent per pound;
cabbage, % cent; onions, IK to 1J4
Apples by the box, $1 to $1.15.
Cranberries, 35 cents per gallon.
Pumpkins, 25 cents each.
The next market day being the last
before Thanksgiving, it is expected there
will be special activity, particularly In
Fire at cloverdale.
The little town of Cloverdale, on the
Great Northern Railway, In the municipality of Surrey, has been unfortunate
In regard to fires. The pioneer store of
the place was destroyed by fire something over a year ago. A little later,
the handsome residence of Mr. W. J.
Robinson went up in smoke, and on
Tuesday evening last, tho excellent
building belonging to tho Oddfellows was
utterly consumed with all its contents.
The fire in the Oddfellows' bulling was
first noticed by Mr. Geo. Campbell about
8 o'clock, p. m., who at once gave tho
alarm, and the townspeople speedily
gathered to tho rescue. The fire appeared to be confined to the closet under
the stairs, and willing hands were soon
at work with such facilities as offered to
quench the flames. While some hopes
of saving the building were still onter-
tained, there was a heavy explosion, and
both ends of the structure fell outward
with a crash. By great fortune, no one
was hurt. The firo then spread rapidly,
and soon nothing was left but a heap of
There is no accounting for the origin
of the fire. In tho closet where It originated, there was no combustible material of any kind. There had been no
fire In tho building sinco the preceding
Friday. The uppor story was occupied
by the Oddfellows as a lodge room, and
also by the United Workmen. Both societies lost all thoir books, papers and
paraphernalia. The fine room below
had but lately boen leased to tho Cloverdale Trading Co., an American mercantile establishment, under the management of Messrs. Bell & Wood, who had
almost completed putting In tho shelving and fixtures and expected to bring In
their goods In a few days. The parties
engaged at putting in the shelving
stopped work at 5 o'clock, there being
no lamps or other means of lighting tho
room. The chimney could have no connection with the lire, being locatod in a
different part of the building. The explosion, it Is thought, resultod from the
heated air finding no vent through the
closed windows and well-plastcrod walls.
Tho force of tho explosion knocked a
few people over, and Mr. Sandy Bond
was struck with a pleco of timber, but
not sorlously hurt. Mr. John Bond, a
member of the Oddfellows' Society, had
beon caretaker of the hall and premises
sinco their oroction, and is utterly at a
loss to account for tho   fire.   The  Odd
fellows lose about $3,000, which is covered by Insurance to tho extent of 81,500
in the Pacific Coast Company. The loss
of the United Workmen Is not known.
The Cloverdale Trading Co. lose probably a couple of hundred dollars. The
store of Mr. R. B. Hill alongside was
considered in danger, and the goods
were all removed, at more or less loss, of
course. The lire, however, was confined to the building it originated in.
Speaking to Messrs. Jas. Murphy,
John Bond and other members of the
Oddfellows' Lodge at Cloverdale, which
is a very strong one, we were informed
that the hall would certainly be rebuilt
without delay. The society had lost
heavily, but hoped to be in a position to
arrange for a now structure equal to the
one destroyed.
[The following letter from tho Canadian's esteemed correspondent at the
Junction arrived on Friday evening of
last week, an hour or two too lato to ap-
poar in our last issue.]
The Sabbath School at Westminster
Junction, the first ever organized In this
settlement, Is proving a complete success. The way in which tho pooplo encourage and assist it reflects much credit
on the intelligent, hardy yeomen of this
comparatively new settlement. The interest displayed by any State or community for the physical, mental and moral
advancement of Its youth is a safe cri-
terian to judgo of its intelligence. I
have, therefore, no hesitancy In predicting for the coming man and woman of
Coquitlam the highest honors which
their country can bestow.
On tho evening of the 31st, ult., in response to the courteous invitation of
Mrs. R. li. Kelly, a very select party assembled at tbat ladies' home. The
party was gotten up as a farewoll to
Mrs. Fred. Kelly, who leaves our circle
to join her husband at Kamloops.
About 7:30 p. m., Mr. Fraser took his
place In tho ball room and soon those seductive strains, which aro produced
only when a master hand draws the
bow, had young and old on tho move. So
effective did the influence become that
ere long some of our old bachelors,
bursting their sage and metaphysical
shell, drank to the full of the true elexir
of life, untrammelled social enjoyment.
Mr. Geo. Elson, of Port Moody, acted
as floor manager, boing relieved occasionally by Mr. Atkins, who, to the immense delight of those looking on, invariably managed to get tho dancers
rattled. About midnight, all sat down
to enjoy the good things and do honor to
Mrs. R. B.'s fine cooking, which was
fully carried out, as the following remark which reached my ear goes to
show: One gentleman rose very deliberate1./ and after bracing his legs firmly,
said, "I am the subject of a contradiction of terms; to me this is a moment of
painful enjoyment." The gentlemen adjourned to the smoking-room to enjoy a
cigar, after which dancing was resumed
and continued till oarly dawn, when one
and all declared they had spent one of
the most enjoyable nights of their lives.
Then followed the leave taking and
many were the pathetic and touching
expressions of regret as the warm friends
of the lady who was about to leave took
their farewell.
Correspondence of Pacific Canadian.
Mr. Marshall, of New Westminster.has
purchased tbe house formerly occupied
by Mr. J. Laughlan. The family intend
moving out in the course of a few weeks.
The people of Cloverdale are always glad
to welcome strangers who come to settle
tn their midst.
Mr. Joseph Williams, of Clayton, has
boen seriously III, but at last reports was
much Improved. It Is hoped he will soon
recover his health and strength.
Miss Hill returned from New Westminster on Tuesday, after spending a few
days In that city.
The burning up of the fineOddfollows'
Hall on Tuesday last has been the subject of conversation here ever since. At
present it is a profound mystery as to
how the fire originated. It was about
eight o'clock when the cry of "firo" first
rang out. Tho ladders wore thrown up,
and a number of pails of water wero
thrown upon the roof. The fire was
then below, but the flames were shooting
upwards. A few minutes later a shock
was felt, and Instantly both ends of the
building fell out. Some men standing
near wero slightly Injured by falling
boards. It was impossible to got into
the building. Nothing was saved. The
chimney and roof foil in at once. Mr.
J. Bond reported at tho Insurance office
and it is understood that the agents will
bo out on Saturday.
Mr. R. L. Beade, of Now Westminster,
was out on a short business trip this
The Council mot on 28th ult. in the
Junction School house. Present: Roevo
R. B. Kelly, presiding, and Councillors
Fox, Atkins, Morrison and Austin.
On motion the following bills wero
passed for payment: Jno. Shonnan for
building small bridge, $12; L. R. Scott,
for putting In culvert and removing rock-
on Pitt river road, $0; Nlcomen Joe,
bounty on boar, $2.50; T. J. Trapp & Co.,
powder, fuse and detonators for use on
Port Moody and Pitt River road, $23.75;
B. C. Gazette, advertising notice of municipal limits, $5; A. Hill, C.E., for surveying Lake Como road, $67.50.
Tho Board of Works roported progress
on Port Moody and Pitt River road, hand-
in the following statement of expenditure
which was recolved, and tho work ordered to continue until finished: Arthur
McPhorson, 13}4 days, $30.37; G. Moul-
doy, 21 days, $47.25; Wm. Richardson,
9J4 days, $21.37; Joshua Pickering, 13
days, $29.25; John Pickering (boy), 13
days, $13; Robt. Innes, 10 days, $22.50:
oxen, 10 days, $25.75; powder, $33.75;
John Shannon for overseeing work. 22M
days, 856.25.
The clerk was directed to refor our
proposed municipal boundaries to the
solicitor for his opinion as to the legal
location of said boundaries on the water
The Road By-Law and the Fence By-
Law were road a second time. The Council then went into committee on those
by-laws, and having discussed the various
clauses, rose and reported the by-laws
completo without amendments.
Tlie report from the committee on
naming the public roads in the municipality was read and adopted.
The Council adjourned to meet again
on Sat. Nov. 11.
Winnipeg, Nov. 7.���lion. Joseph Martin, ox-Attornoy-Goneriil, will bo tho
Liberal candidate for the Commons at
the approaching bye-election for Winnipeg.
Ayton, Nov. 4.���Joseph M. Halley,
who, until lately, had conducted business in Arthur, Out., died suddenly at a
hotol horo last night. Investigation
showed that he had committed sulcldo
while temporarily insane.
Bowmanville, Nov. 7.���A fire In Hor-
soy's block completely gutted North-
way's grocery, Sharllng's butter shop
and Talt's photograph gallery. Mason
& Dale's hardware store was considerably damaged bv smoke and water.
Loss $17,000, partially insured.
Moosomin, Nov. 4.���An application
was made to-day for the postponement
of the trial of Antonio Succasio and Antonio do Jednio, charged with the murder of a scissors grinder at Grenfell.
The application was granted and the
trial is now fixed fer January 22nd next.
Hamilton, Nov. 3.���During a violent
thunderstorm last night lightning struck
the barns of Mr. John Jackson, Wood-
side farm, near Abingdon, where a large
number of World's Fair prize cattle and
sheep were housed. The barns and contents wero destroyed. The loss is over
District Magistrate Vallee has just returned from a judicial trip along the
north shore to Labrador. He reports
that the fishing has been excellent at all
the ports except Esquimaux Point,
where herring and mackerel failed and
cod was very scarce. As a rule the fishermen are well satisfied with their catch.
Lethbridge Newt: The Pincher Creek
fall round-up is over, and has tumdd-n'it
very satisfactory, a large calf crop being
branded. The Pincher Creek and Cochrane ranch people have wound up the
season's work. The range cattle are all
in fine condition, and It will take more
than the average rough weather to make
any perceptible difference in their condition.
Winnipeg, Nov. 4.���All suspense regarding the date of the Winnipeg bye-
election is at last at an ond. This morning a despatch was received from Ottawa
definitely fixing nomination day for the
15th of this mouth and the election for
the 22nd. Mr. Frank L. Clark Is appointed returning officer. Mr. C. H.
Campbell is the Conservative candidate.
The Liberals have not yot select*!
Thomas Harkness, of Alton, aged 48,
was found dead on the road with his
throat cut. Deceased recently returned
from Manitoba. Lying near the body
was an open jeek-dnife besmeared with
blood and an empty laudanum bottle,
with the label of a Brandon, Man., druggist. Tbe coroner was summoned, and
after examination declared the case to
be one of suicide and that an inquest
was unnecessary.
Montreal, Nov. 4.���President Van
Home, of the Canadian Pacific, reached
New York on the Lucania, last evening.
Mr. Van Home was cited, within the
next ton days to appear at Seattle before tho United States Federal court to
answer a charge of violation of the interstate commerce law by the agents of
the road. It was learned here to-day
that tho Seattle trial had been postponed until February next.
Lachute, Nov. 4.���Tho death of Andrew MeConnell, on tho 23rd instant, of
pneumonia, aftor a few days'illness, has
cast a gloom over a large circle of
friends. He was an active member of
the Methodist church, and for more than
a quarter of a century a justice of the
peace. He leaves a widow and eight
sons and daughters, among whom are
D. J. B. MeConnell, of Montreal; R. G.
MeConnell, B. A., of the geological survey, Ottawa, and G. S. MeConnell, of
Vancouvor, B. C.
Montreal, Nov. 4.���The will of tho
late Sir John Abbott, ex-Premier of the
Dominion, has just been probated. Tho
four sons of the, deceased, J. B. Abbott,
Harry Abbott, William Abbott and Arthur Abbott, and his son-in-law, R. T.
Heneker, havo been appointed trustees
and executors In trust, to pay Lady Abbott an Income during her lifetime and
to divide tho estate In equal shares between the deceased's eight children. It
Is stated the estate will exceed in valuo
half a million dollars.
Toronto, Nov. 7.���A. F. B. Crofton,
tbe man under arrest In Texas on a
charge of cashing a bogus draft on the
Winnipeg branch of tho Bank of Montreal at a Chicago bank, was formerly In
the employ of the Petorboro branch of
tho Bank of Montreal, leaving It about
a woek ago. While in Peterboro ho was
a great friend of Gellet, another employe of that bank, who is now under
arrest in New Wcstminstor, B. C, on a
charge similar to that laid against Crofton. The authorities havo littlo doubt
that the men were acting in collusion.
Thoy also suspect that thoro Is a widespread scheme on foot among ox-employes to rob tho bank by means of its
stationery and through their familiarity
with tho inside working of the banks.
So far the Toronto branch has not suffered. A possibility which is being seriously considered by tho officers of that
bank Is that there is an accomplice of
the swindlers working within the bank.
Complaint is being made that certain
book-stores are displaying certain sensational American papers not entitled to
go through the mails. The attention of
the city authorities has been called in
the mattor.
SsMr. Stanley Smith has roportod to Superintendent Hussey, Victoria, tho disappearance of several settlers in the
Kleen-a-Kleen Valley. He fears that
they have been killed by the Indians, who
aro there hostile to the incoming of the
white man.
Tlie Golden Eagle claims at China Creek
Alberni, have, it is stated, been bonded
in 850,000, a contract being simultaneously let for tho running of 600 feot of
tunnelling. The Colonist states that the
bonders aro representatives of the Duko
of Montrose.
Dooley, the seaman of H.M.S. Nymphe
who on Saturday posed as a highwayman
on the Esqulmalt road, has been placed
in irons on board tho flagship and will be
tried by court martial. The rumor was
current hi tho city yesterday that ho had
been sentenced to twelve days' imprisonment for refusing to divulge the namo of
his civilian associate.
W. II. Spofford, who has been conducting an enquiry among the Nitinat
Indians In regard to the strange disappearance of Detective Macnaughton and
Te< Dakin two months ago has returned
home, having been unable to secure tho
slightest scrap of new information. He
is convinced that the Indians know
more in regard to tho case than they
stated at first.
The carrying of firearms as a precaution against robbery by highwaymen
camo near causing a fatality on Friday
night. Three or four sailors were going
home along the Esqulmalt road when one
of them produced a revolver, which was
accidentally discharged while he was
handling it. The bullet grazed the neck
of one of his comrades, and inflicted a
painful flesh wound, which, fortunately,
is not dangerous,
H.M.S. Melpomene sailed for homo on
Sunday, leaving Esqulmalt harbor to the
music of the flagship band; theChampion .
followed yesterday, under orders. JoftT
cruise in the South Seas, in tlvrtoiirse of
which she will deliver * -boat and supplies for a life swing station which is
being estab,^ITed at Juan Fernandez���
RotYh'son Crusoo's island. Tho Nymphe
would have gono out In company, but is
obliged to wait for her doctor.
Tho stoamer City of Topeko, which arrived from the North on Sunday, brought
several returning minors from Casslar
and the Yukon, a number of whom aro
now in Victoria. The steamer also
brought word that thero have been four
earthquakes during tbe summer at St.
Augustine Island (Chorna Borna), where
the mountain is now emitting dense
clouds of smoke, forewarning of another
eruption. The natives, remembering the
devastation of the eruption of twelve
years ago, are deserting the island in
has to.
Tho waterfront fraternity will learrt
with regret of the death of Roderick
McDougall who for many years has been
one of their number, and who died Tuesday of heart disease. He was sitting in
a chair in Rusta's grocery on Store street
when Sergeant Walker entered to serve
a jury summons on the proprietor.
Mr. Rusta and the Sergeant were
engaged in conversation when they
heard a groan and saw McDougall
fall to the floor���dead. Dr. Corsan
who was soon in attendance, gave
heart diseases as the cause, and it Is improbable that an Inquest will bo deemed
necessary. The deceased was a native
of Ontario, upwards of sixty years old,
and had for many years been employed
along the wharves, working a great part
of his time on the pile drivers. Though
be lived modestly in a little cabin, he is
reported to have become possessed of considerable property.
Thero is a good prospect of at least
two highwaymen being brought to justice within the next few days, a bluejacket and a civilian having tried the
game of "hold up" upon two naval'
officers near tho Half-Way house on Sunday evening, with tho result that tho
former was recognized by one of the
officers as a man of his own ship's company. The civilian is described as a tall
man with a light moustache, wearing a
long dark overcoat and a stiff hat. Tbe
would-bo robbers mado their appoarance
at about 7:30 o'clock, seizing the officers
from behind and commanding them to
give up what they had. Tho officers
grappled with their assailants, and as
soon as thov wore recognized by the
bluejackot���whom they simultaneously
recognized���tho highwaymen took to
their heels. The police do not think the
sailor has beon Identified with the other'
provieus robberies, though It is quite pos
slblo that the civilian may have.
Revelstoke and Arrow Lake Railway.
Tracklaying on the Revelstoke and
Arrow Lake road Is progressing satisfactorily, and, what is more, tho work
Is being done In a permanent, substantial man nor. The tios aro of tho best,
the rails in good condition, although not
now, and tho roadbed noarly tho whole
distance all that could be desired. The
bridge ovor tbe Illeclllowaot Is built on
piles, and Is a substantial structure
about 15 feet above low water mark. As
tho river spreads considerably at this
point there is no fear that the waters of
this brawling stream will over reach as
high as the bottom of tho bridge. By
this timo the rails must be laid for at
least live miles from Revelstoke station,
and the portion intended for use this
wlntor (12 miles If possible) should be
completed by tho end of tho month. As.
the big steamors havo now to stop at the
six mllo bar the now road will be utilised right away. A wharf will bo constructed at somo convenient point and
traffic between Revelstoke and the lower
country will go on right along through
the winter���unless the Columbia falls
lowor than It ever did before.���Kootenay
���-*- oNTEW   WESTMINSTEE,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   NOV. 11, 1893.
'   )
"It isour last hopo," sighed Mrs. Irwin,
her eyes wandering from the serious
faces of her daughters to a window from
which could bo seen, on the farther side
of the valley of the Avon, the walls of a
stately mansion gleaming white between
the ancient oaks and beeches around
"Our last hope," she repeated, "for tomorrow is quarter-day, and Mr. Plumby
is relentless. If the new baronet, Sir
GHbert, had returned sooner, all might
have been well, unless he is as merciless
as his steward."
"Say as unjust, mamma," cried Rose
Irwin, indignantly. "Surely when he
knows how and why this bad man is
persecuting us, he will compol him to
leave us at peace."
"Unfortunately Sir Gilbert trusts and
believes In Matthew Plumby," the mother replied. "He may find It difficult to
credit that his steward Is thrusting us
eut of our farm to punish us for Esmo's
refusal to marry him."
"You do not blame mo for that refusal,
mamma?" cried Esme, throwing herself
into her mother's arms. "I tried to like
him when 1 fouud out how much depended on It, but "
"But you could not," said tho impetuous Rose, completing tho sentence. "I
should havo despised you if you had.
As for mamma blaming you, tho Idea is
absurd. It would have broken her heart
to see her first-born wedded to a sordid,
tyrannical, ignorant���-oh, It enrages mo
that such a man should have the presumption to lift his eyes to our Esme!
If he bad fallon lu lovo with mo, I should
havo rejoiced at it, for I would havo led
him such a life that at last he would have
fled tho country to escape me."
."Hush, child, I do not like to hoar you
talk in this strain," said tho heavy-
hearted mother. "Givo mo my desk, and
lot me write my letter; but how shall I
ensure its reaching Sir Gilbert's hands
In time to prevent Mr. Plumby's .men
coming here to-morrow and taking possession?"
"Rose and I will carry it to Heather-
ly, and persuade, Mrs. Watts, the housekeeper, to take charge of it. I am suro
she will consent to give it to her master
as soon as he enters the house."
"And risk Mr. Plumby's ill-will? I am
afraid not. However, I will not discourage you, my dear girls. You may
be able to learn at what hour Sir Gilbert
Is expected to arrive, and whether there
is any chance of obtaining an Interview
with him before it is too late."
The letter was quickly written, and
away went Mrs. Irwin's messengers,
often looking back to smile and wave
their hands with pretended cheerfulness,
till they could no longer see the pale,
sad face that watched them so mournfully.
--~_"I could cry, and stamp with rage,
thatV*Bi only a woman," sobbed Rose,
clenching'MK-hands; "a holpeless, useless thing, una$ldVfc.<lvenge our wrongs
except by scolding, whWtls worse than
useless." -���������������.
"And I," said Esme, "could weep **&.��_
regret that I have unwittingly brought
this trouble on our heads. If I had had
the small-pox In my cradle, that horrid
man would have loathed and avoided me,
as I have seen him avoid poor cripple
Patty down the village. To be courted
solely for one's face is an Insult; and,
when Mr. Plumby looks at me, mine
burns with shamo as much as anger."
"Do not think of him!" cried Rose,
alarmed at the convulsive trembling that
attacked her sensitive sister. "Better to
lose home and everything else than see
you unhappy. For goodness sake.Esme,
calm yourself, or we shall go back to
mamma at once, and it would disappoint
her dreadfully."
Thus abjured, Esme set her little white
teeth In her lip, quickened her pace, and
made successful efforts to recover her
Mrs. Watts, who had been the housekeeper at Heatherly during the reign of
the late baronet, Sir Gilbert's uncle, received her visitors with open arras.
Many a pleasant hour had they spent
with her during the last years of Sir
Mark's life, for, though Infirm he liked
to see young people about htm, and made
the pretty daughters of his most respected tenant free of his library and conservatory, In return for the long political
articles Rose read aloud for his amusement, and the solemn and beautiful music
Esme drew from tho organ to soothe him
when depressed with pain.
"I'm that thankful I can express myself, to see somebody as have got a head!"
panted Mrs. Watts. "Now, don't you
laugh at me, Miss Rose, for I'm a'most
worried to death with those stupid, awkward housemaids, that cannot, or will
not, remember a word they are told.
Here's Sir Gilbert's horses come, and the
drawing-room chairs not uncovered, and
his mother's favorite sulto, which ho
means to use because she always occupied it when sho visltsd Sir Mark���such
a pretty lady, my dears, as I dare say
remember; but no, It was before your
time; twenty years or more, for she went
abroad for hor health; and, as I was saying, tho rooms nothing like ready; and
which way to turn, and pictures and
things coming by van-loads, I'm suro I
don't know."
"If we can be of any assistance to you,
Mrs. Watts," said Esmo, who know by
experience it would be of no use producing her mother's letter Just at present.
Until those preparations for tho recop-
tiou of her new master wore off the
housekeeper's mind, there was no room
in It for aught else.
"My dears, you are the best of creatures! And so clever and tasteful with
thoso little hands of yours!" Mrs. Watts
exclaimed, rapturously. "Assistance,
oh, yes; If you would set Mrs. Hoathor-
ly's summer parlor In ordor, I should bo
free to spoak my mind to those stupid
hussies, and set them at something else.
I shall nover hold up my head if Sir Gilbert comes and finds the whole house in
a caddie."
Unable to resist smiling In spite of
their own anxieties, Esmo and Rose went
nimbly at work. Poor Mrs. Watts had
attempted to arrange the room for which
Sir Gilbert expressed a proferenco, and
only made confusion worso confounded,
for she had so overloaded tho tables with
bric-a-brac that he would not have found
a vacant space for his gloves or cigar-
With a truer notion of masculine requirements, tho sisters carried some of
theso ornaments away, pushed the rest
into corners, substituted awoll-cushloned
leather chair for the fancifully-trimmed
and autlinacassiired ones selected by the
housekeeper; placed a writing-table at
the window commanding tho prettiest
view, and sweptaway all the gaily-bound
books of poetry, etc., that had been selected for their bindings, not their contents, leaving only half a dozen of
those familiar volumes that never pall
upon us.
"Now the room begins to look cosy and
habitable," 'juoth Rose, when their task
was nearly at an end. "Happy Sir Gilbert to havo a home from which no one
can oust him!   But who comes here?"
It was only a servant with Mrs.Watts'
compliments, and as thero was not time
to arrange f roshllowers she had sent those
she had plucked a day or two ago for a
bow-pot for herself.
Esmo surveyod the wilting blossoms
with such an air of disgust that her sister
began to laugh.
"What a specimen of Mrs. Watts' taste
in bokays, as she calls them! Three
hollyhocks, and a dozen dahlias, with
enough balm and southernwood to suffocate unlucky Sir Gilbort. This will
nevor do! If ho must havo flowers ho
shall have dainty ones; put thoso into
the basket and I'll run into the garden
and get somo lato roses and white asters,
as well as some red leaves to mix with
Away ran Rose, returning quickly.and
carrying a carafe of water as well as a
basketful ef fresh flowers, over which
Esme bent with a rapturous exclamation.
"But what shall I do with this?" sho
queried, glancing at the contents of Mrs.
Watts' line old-china bowl, In which
fading leaves and bits of flower-stalk
were floating on a paley-green fluid.
"Toss it on tho Howor-bed outsldo tho
sash window."
Tho suggestion was promptly acted
upon; too promptly, for Esmo did not
perceive until too late that the larger
portion of the ill-smolling liquid had gono
over a well-dressed Individual who was
approaching the long French window
with tho intention of entering lt.
"Sir Gilbert hlmsolf!" exclaimed Rose,
and her slstor retreated, horror-stricken.
Sho attomptnd to falter an apology,
but tho angry glare of the oyes turned
upon her made her lose all power of
"I am very sorry," sho contrived to
murmur, but was frowned into silence.
Of what avail was her sorrow to tho
angry man, who muttered ill-sounding
words under his breath, tho while ho
was wiping drops of moisture from his
faco, vest, and sleeve, or examining tho
condition of tho once glossy hat that
had fallen off and been trodden on when
he staggered back to avoid that sudden
"It was quite an accident, I assure
you," pleaded Rose, coming to her sister's
aid. "We had not any idea that you���
that any ono was se near? Pray blame
me for tho fault was mine."
Very few would have been able to
resist this appeal, seconded as lt was by
Esme's blushes and prettily-faltered murmuring of regret, but, as she afterwards
told her mother, this haughty Baronet
was implacable.
Eyeing the sisters severely, and repeating in contemptuous, tones, "An accident
indeed!" he stalked across the room, and
slammed the door after him in such a
discourteous fashion that Rose bit her
"l'jp* cr>ing angrily:
"He is no gentleman!"
"He is Sir Gilbert Hoathorly, and I
havo contrived to mortally offend him,"
said her sister, in dire distress. "Unlucky that I ami What shall I do? It
is not at all likely that, he will fool any
sympathy with us, or even consent to
read mamma's letter after this."
"It all comes of being too good-
natured!" protested Rose. "If you
hadn't gone to see Mr. Plumby's sister
when she was III, ho would not havo
fallen in love with you, and if we had
not stayed hero to help Mrs. Watts we
shouldn't havo affronted the very person
it was our policy to conciliate. Nover
again, if I live to bo a hundred and fifty
will I do a kind action to living creature!"
And then Rose cried so stormily that
Esme had to wipe away the tears that she
might comfort her sister.
Scarcely had she succeeded, when
another shadow darkened the French
window. This time It was a younger,
taller, more carelessly dressed young
man who stepped through it.
He was carrying in his arms a small
square packing caso, which, after bowing politely to the sisters, he proceeded
to deposit with due care and deliberation
on the nearest chair.
"I must apologise," he said, In a very
pleasant voice, "for making such an unceremonious entrance And I am afraid
I shall get into trouble with Mrs. Watts,
for I have brought In some mud," he observed, with a glance at his feet, "but I
did not choose to trust this picture to
other hands, lest It should come to grief.
If you will oblige me by ringing tho boll
for a hammer and chisel, it can be
taken out of the caso and hung up at
"Is it one of the gems wo havo hoard
that Sir Gilbert secured in Italy?" Esmo
could not resist inquiring, for her tastes
were not only refined but artistic.
"It is a 'Mother and Child' by Guldo,"
was tho reply. "I shall havo tho pleasure of showing it to you directly."
Tho necessary tools were soon brought,
and the work of opening tho caso was
carefully begun, Rose leading her aid In
steadying it.
But her sister suddenly distractod her
attention by addressing hor In French���
their mother's natlvo tongue.
"A thought has struck me," she ox-
clalmcd. "This young man, who must
be Sir Gilbert's secretary or personal attendant, Is evidently both intelligent and
obliging. Perhaps ho hasinfluonco with
his employer. Might ho not bo Induced
to exorcise It on our behalf? Wo dare
not approach Sir Gilbert again. Aftor
my unlucky act he would regard It as an
Importlnonco, but if mamma's lattor was
given to him by some ono who, without
naming us, would plead for her "
Esmo paused In groat confusion, for
the hammer had been gently laid on tho
table, and tho look that travollod from
hor crimson faco to hor slstor's was too
significant to bo misunderstood.
"I am sorry you aro not aware that I
know the French languago tolorably
well, said the young man courteously.
"Yet not sorry, either, if It will enable
mo to be of any sorvlco to���to���Mrs.
Watts' nelce, I belle/o?"
"No," said Esmo, summoning up courage to enter Into explanations. "My
father, who died some years ago, held
tho Upland Farm, as his fathers had
done bofore him. Sir Mark was his friend
as well as his landlord, and when death
entered our household suddenly, it was
Sir Mark who was first to come and spoak
consolation. By his advice my mother
retained tho farm, which, with tho
assistance of her trusty bailiff.
managed and managed well ever sines.
Just before Sir Mark's death she had
invested ail her savings in some much-
needed improvements, of which we hoped
to reap the benefit; but wo���that is, I���
have offended Mr. Plumby, and ho takes
advantage of some informality in the
lease to turn us out."
"Can he do this?"
"He will do it before twelve o'clock tomorrow unless his employer can bo induced to interfere in our behalf. Wo
came here this afternoon to bring a
letter to Sir Gilbort from mamma, but
most unfortuuately I have behaved so
���so rudely to him that I am in despair
of being forgiven."
"Behaved rudely! May I ask in what
But Esme, overcome at the thought of
going home without the good tidings for
her expectant mother she had boon hopeful of taking, had hidden her face iu
hor handkerchief; and it was Rose who
told the tale of tho douche administered
to tlie irate littlo gentloman, and which
ho had so fiercely resented.
She could not recall her slstor's consternation and the angry looks and
gestures of the baronet without feeling
hor risible muscles begin to tv/itch, for
which sho apologized in characteristic
"You musn't think I am not awfully
unhappy, just becuuso I cannot help
laughing. It's horrible to be turned out
of a happy homo and to see ono's dearest
mother in such dreadful trouble! But
though it means ruin to us, I'd rather
face that than have such a bad, bad
man as Mr. Plumby for a brother-in-
"Rose, how could you allude to that?"
exclaimed Esmo, overwhelmed with confusion.    "Come away, pray."
Laying tho lettor on tho table, sho was
hurrying from the room, when she was
gontly detained.
"You really must not leavo mo till I
understand moro thoroughly what It is
you wish mo to do. Judging by what 1
havo gathored from your slstor, Mr.
Plumby has boon exceeding the authority
permitted hlin.   Why has he done so?"
"I cannot enter on his motives," replied Esme, hurriedly. "All we ask is
to be permitted to retain the farm. If
you will prevail with Sir Gilbert to forgive my unintentional rudeness, and return a gracious answer to my mother's
request, we shall be more grateful than
I can express."
"Soyez tranquilk," was the smiling reply. "My power over Gilbert Heatherly
is unbounded, and I promise, in his name,
that he shall be with Mrs. Irwin early
to-morrow, and read Mr.Plumby a lesson
ho will not forget in a hurry."
"I do believe," cried outspoken Roso,
"that you���you are Sir Gilbert himself I
But then, who was the other one?"
Mrs. Watts provented any reply by
coming Into the room, purple with heat
and annoyance. (
"Never," sho ejaculated, as soon as the
door opened, "never since I've lived at
Heatherly House, have I beon spoken to
as I havo this minute, by the impertinent jackanapes who Is strutting all over
the house, fauld-fiiiding, as if ho were
my 'Lord Don't-know-who,' though he's
only Sir Gilbort's man-servant. How
I'm to abide bim I can't tell! But lor',
If hero isn't Sir Gilbort his very self!
Bless you, sir, I'm thankful to see you;
everything will come right now,"
And so it did. Mr. Plumby's stewardship ceased the same day, and on the
morrow the Baronet's solicitor received
directions to draw out a new lease, that
secured tho Upland Farm to Mrs. Irwin
for the term of her natural life.
Rose and Sir Gilbert are fast friends;
and Esme!���ah, she will be moro than
friond to him ore long; for, having found
in her the sweet, true, intellectual woman whom alone he could lovo, Gilbert
Heatherly will be proud to lead his tenant's daughtor to the altar.
Corner of Columbia & MeKenzie Sts.,
CAPITAL, all paid op, $12,000,000
REST,    -    -    -   6,000,000
A Savings Bank
Has  been  opened   in  connection
this Branch.
Merest Allowed at Current Rates.
At present three and one-half per cent.
The Very Latest in
GEO.   D.
Furniture: ai ; MertaMi.
Waterproof and  Mackintosh Coats.
American Blue Riveted Overalls, $1.00 Per Pair.
Mens' Wool Socks, Nine Pairs for $1.00.
Telephone 170
P.O. Box 58.
Corner of
Agnes * MeKenzie Sts.
Canary Herald: The extreme northern
part of Northern Alberta has been proclaimed a prohibitory district by the
Lieutenant-Governor for the purpose of
keeping liquor out of the Athabasca and
Mackenzie river district. The Important shipping points of Lac la Nonne,
Athabasca Landing and Lac la Blcho are
in the prohibited district.
Carleton Place, Ont. 28.���Noble Bennett and Richard Willis were drowned in
Mississippi lake on Thursday night.
They were duck shooting and it is supposed their canoe upset in a gale of wind.
The bodies have not been recovered yet.
Bennett was about 35 and Willis about
50.   Both leave families.
Winnipeg, Oct. 31.���A Reglna despatch says: A few hasty words, a stroke
on the head with a shovel, and Vincent
Whitman, an old German laborer, lay on
the ground mortally wounded. Threo
hours later Whitman died from the effects of the blow, and John McDonald, a
teamster for the Western Milling Co.,
has been locked up, charged with the
Montreal, Oct. 31.���The Witness' special
cable says: Melbourne, 31.���As a result
of tne Interviews of tho Canadian Minister, the Hon. Mackenzie Bowell, with
tho Australian premiers, a conference is
likely to be held shortly in Canada, with
the purpose of advancing trade and
cable communications between Canada
and Australia."
The chateau do Ramezay, tho oldest
building In Montreal, was sold by auction recently. Tho city bought It for S3
per square foot, and will turn It Into a public museum. It was the rosidence of tbe
old French govomors of Montreal, and
was the placo from which Bonjamln
Franklin Issued his proclamation to the
Inhabitants of Quuboc, asking them to
Join the Americans In the war of Indo-
pondonco. Tho adjoining chatoau Is tho
rosldonco of tho Hon. Peter McGIll, tho
founder of McGIll University.
Washington, Nov. 3.���Attornoy-Gcn-
oral Olnoy, In vlow of tho passage of
the Chlneso Bill, will to-morrow Issue
orders to United States Marshals, having
In curtody Chinamen ordorod deported
by tho United States courts, to dischargo
thorn at once from custody, if their only
offence has been a failure to comply with
tho Geary Law Chinamen convicted of
felony or of being in this country in violation of tho law, will bo excluded from
the operation of his order. It Is ostl-
niatod that probably 100 Chinamen have
been sontoncod to deportation who will
be released, nearly all of theso being on
the Pacific Coast. A tacit understanding
between tho United States Government
and the Government of China, It Is said,
exists by which Chinamen will comply
with the requirements of the Goary Law
 as to registration, now that It has boon
sho has i extended six months from to-day.
Leading Clothier & Hatter,
709 to 711 Columbia St.,   -  New Westminster.
Leading Lines:
In Tub Innkh Centiie of the Business Chicle.
Cor. Columbia and Mary Sts..
Having placed in a complete new outfit of Job Type,  we
are prepared to do all kinds of
Municipal and Commercial
All Work Guaranteed.
Murder and Plunder.
Slturday's Vancouver World.
There are now lying at the morgue
tb bodies of John Green, who was well
k;own in Vancouver as the laird of Savoy Island, and an employe of his named
Tiomas Taylor. They were found dead
o. Monday by three men named Richard
I.;wis, Albert Hansen and Norman Han-
sn, who happened to call at the Island
l the same time. M. Manson, J.P., was
jotified and he at once investigated the
latter as far as possible. Savory Island
3 about 100 miles north of Vancouver,
s near the month of Desolation Sound,
nd lies northeast of Comox, and Mr.
Hanson has therefore bean some time In
:etting the news to the city. He states
hat the body of Green was found near
he door with only his underclothes on
nd one sock. He was In a sitting pos-
ure and had been shot with a rifle bullet
Ibove the heart. Taylor was lying some
istance from the door and was shot in
he back, also with a rifle bullet. He
?as dressed and his pipe was still grasped
a his stiffened fingers when found. This
eemed to Mr. Manson to Indicate that
"aylor had been first shot and then
treen, who had been undressing, and
ad got up and gone to tho door, where
e received the bullet wound that caused
is death, and that he had sink to the
:oor and expired in the position1 in which
'?. was found. For somo rovson the
mrderers had shot at several objects
round the room and put a shotgun In
lie hands of each of tho men. If it
'as their intention to mako It appear
tat the men had been quarreling and
aot each other their plan was not well
onsidered, because the mon were killed
lith rifle bullets, which could not have
ben fired from tho weapons In their
hnds. Besides, the fact that Taylor held
Is pipe in his hand is sufficient evidence
tat he had not been engaged in a con-
(ct at the time he met his death.
The object of the crime was evidently
(under, because Green's purse, in which
b was known to havo a large roll of
blls a day or so ago, is gone, as well as
$0 or S80 that Taylor was known to
hvve had. Green's store was also relieved
o all the stock of provisions, a large
- quantity of tobacco, three rifles and all
tie ammunition. Near where a boat
bilonging to l^ffh Lynn, who had boen
enployed by ffreen, had been moored
w;re found soiso shot and a plug of to-
btcco, evidentlj dropped while the boat
wis being loaded with the blood-stained
Lynn, whose reputation Is none too
gcod, Is of course suspected of the crime.
Ha and his klootch have disappeared.
Some facts go to show that the murder
wis committed on Saturday last, so that
the assassin and thief has a Rood start
and is also well provided with food,
weipons and ammunition. As an example to the Indians, If for no other
reason, it will be necessary for the authorities to spare no pains to bring the
guilty parties to justice.
Tbe dead man Green, Is well known in
Vancouver. He was about 65 years of
age, and has been in this country about
25 years. He was a native of Lincolnshire, Eng., and is the last of his family.
He formerly ranched at Englishman's
river on Vancouver Island, and moved
lo Savory Island, which he purchased
In its entirety about eight years ago. He
was so lame that he had to walk with
two canes, as a result of having been
shot in tbe legs in Montana, but he was
always jolly and had a pleasant word
for everyone. He was fond of his glass,
but was always jovial and nover quarrelsome In his cups. He used to enjoy
telling a story on himself of how bo had
arranged to marry a widow in Vancouver
had got the llcenso and had gone home
without remembering to havo the ceremony performod. Ho nover had tho
courage to face the lady again and diod
a bachelor. He had a large number of
sheep and pigs ou tho islaud and a complete stock lu tho store. A low valuation
of his assets is $15,000.
Taylor was a Nova Scotlan, and was
about 42 years of age. He used to work
as a yoke maker among the logging
camps and sometimes in the woods.
Hugh Lynn, the man who Las gono,
is respoctably connected in this city, but
for many years ho has chosen to live
among the Northern Indians. It is hold
by somo that ho, also, has boon done
away with. There was so much stuff
taken away that it is thought that a
sloop or several boats have been employed. Green had a partner named Jack
Fagg some time ago, and who was equal
to do anything bad, and who skipped
out because of having stolen tho proceeds of a drove of hogs belonging to
Green that he brought down to tho city
and sold.
Coroner Pittendrigh impanneled a jury
this morning. ' Mr. Manson's evidence
embodied tho story as told above. He
said further that, the table in the room
was set for three. Tho shots that had
broken the things about tho room had
all been lired from the centre, where
Mr. Mansou found several discharged
shells. In the room wore 8 empty bottles
that smelled of whiskey, and one half-
full of whiskey. The post mortem
showed that the rifle bullet wounds had
caused tho men's deaths, but In order to
get some further evidence from tho first
men on the scene, an adjournment was
made till the 15th.
Supt. Hussey, of tho Provincial police,
has his men already at work on the case.
Letters and papers among Green's
effects show that at ono time he must
have been on very friendly terms with
millionaire Mackav, of California.
Matabeles Repuloed.
Cape Town, Nov. 4.���When last reported King Lobongula was trying to
rally his troops In tho vicinity of tho
Shangele river and Kwelo, about 100
miles from Huluwayo, and 140 miles west
of Fort Charter, llo seems, from the
despatches, to have fallen Into a complete trap. His further flight north toward the Zambesi river Is blocked, while
the Tsetse-fly country Is In his roar, Fort
Salisbury on his right Hank and on the
left tho British columns are advancing.
It is expected he will bo compelled to
surrender In a fow days. During the
march toward the Kwelo rivor the Hrltish saw numorous bodies of the Matabeles, but they always retreated. On
the night of Oct. 30th, Major Forbes
sent a body of scouts In the direction of
the headquarters of the strongest Mata-
bele regiment. Thoy found tho Insurgent
impi in large force, apparently prepared
to mako a desperate resistance. When
informed of this Major Forbes sont forward a forco of 100 troopers, supported
by two rapld-flre guns. They folt their
way carefully to within a short distance
of tho kraal, placed the Maxim guns in
a commanding position, then charged.
To the astonishment  of   tho  troopers
they found not a single soul in the kraal,
but saw the Matables in full flight in the
distance. On Oct. I3th a small body of
of British, under Capt. White, guarding
a lot of prisoners, were attacked by
Matabeles. The latter were repulsed
after a sharp engagement, in which
several were killed. The British lost a
number, including Captain Gudette.
After the "British column crossed the
Shangele river they were constantly
surrounded by the Matabeles,who feared,
however, to attack.
On Oct. 31st, the Matabeles 5,000 strong
made a furious attack on the British
from several sides at once. They showed
admirable courage and discipline. The
British reserved their fire until the
Matabeles were at close range, then
opened on thorn with Martini rifles and
Maxim rapid-fire guns. The Matabeles
came on desperately for a time, butcould
not withstand the fearful slaughter.
They finally broke and fled, leaving 500
killed and wounded on tbe field and
carrying with them hundreds of others
wounded, besides those able to stagger
away In the retreat, many of whom
have since died. The British loss was
only two killed and six wounded. From
there to Huluwayo the British found the
way unobstructed, the Matabeles evidently being too disheartened to attempt
further resistance.
Artesian Water in Australia.
Artesian well boring has met with
such marked success in Australia that It
actually seems a possibility to convert a
vast tract of tho Interior into fertility for
general farming, whore at present lt is
only fitted to feed one sheep on four or
five acres. Government geologists have
explored the island continent, and havo
now determined that a great artesian basin lies between tho gulf country in
Queensland and the Barrier ranges of
South Australia, and between the Blue
mountains in tho east and the centre of
the continent In the west. New South
Wales is believed to havo of this area
no less than 400,000 square miles, and
there are altogether 100 wells bored,
which are yielding from depths of 1000
feet a constant flow of water In great
volume, and at such pressure that spouts
rise many feet into the air. Queensland has over 100 bores, and all the tap
ping in South Australia has thus far
been successful. Victoria has not succeeded in obtaining subterranean supplies
but it has good systems of river irrigation and these may be extended.
This discovery of artesian water in
copious volume is a positive godsend to
the colonies. It renders the climatic regeneration of the continent through irrigation and tree planting possible. Its
greatest need is a sure supply of water,
for lack of which hundreds of thousands
of square miles are worth little or nothing at present. The cost of boring is as
much as ��12 a foot in many instances,
but that Is a trifle to the gain of obtaining 5,000,000 gallons of water a day
from a single fountain shooting fresh
water forty or fifty feet Into the air.
The supply in the basin cannot be illimitable, for lt is only the rainfall reappearing on the surface of the earth, but lt is
quite likely that many thousands of wells
may be sunk with undiminished success.
The various colonial governments are
expending money on well digging, and
private land proprietors are showing
quite as much enterprise. Ten years
may witness remarkable change in the
productivity of Australia and Its food
resources for a great population. This is
of hopeful augury for countries where
population presses upon the food supply.
A Gigantic Egg.
A large specimen of tbe egg of the
fabled roc of the "Arabian Nights," or
Aepyornls, as the extinct gigantic bird of
Madagascar is called, has been secured
by J. Pioctor of Tamatave and Prince's
square, W., who has brought the curiosity to London, says the London Qraphic.
It was discovered by some natives about
twenty miles to the southward of St.
Augustine's bay, on the southwest coast
of Madagascar. It was floating on the
calm sea within twenty yards of the
beach, and is supposed to have been
washed away with tho foreshore, which
consists of sand hills, after a hurricane
in tho early part of the year. Tho childlike longshoreman of the antipodes,
opining that the egg had a value, showed
the unusual piece of flotsam about with
a view to sale, and it thus came into the
hands of Mr. Proctor. The egg, which
Is whitey-browii hi color and unbroken,
Is a fine specimen, 33J inches by 28 inches,
and an even higher value is placed upon
It than upon the egg of the great auk,
whicli lived within the memory of' man.
Tho Brobdignagiau proportions of the
ege are bettor demonstrated by comparison with the eggs of the ostrich and
crocodile. An ostrich's egg is about
17x15 inches, and tho contents of six
such are only equal to one ogg of the
Aepyornls. Tho measurements of tho egg
of the crocodile are normally 9xGj inches. It would require the contents of
16^ emu's eggs to equal tho contents of
this great egg, or 148 eggs of tho homely
fowl, or 30,000 of the humming bird.
The last egg of the kind disposed of In
London sold for 8100, though cracked.
A  Wonderful Temple.
In tho City of Carlee. about 000 miles
from Calcutta, there Is a Hindu cave-
temple which Is rightly considered oneof
tho wonders of Asia. Before tho entrance to tho temple, and just to the left
stands a monster stone elephant, upon
whoso back is soated a colossal goddess,
hewn from tho samo block. Like tho
goddess and the elephant tho temple Itself, a building of immense proportions,
has been cut out of tho solid stono forming part of tho mountain sldo. Like
the temple walls and outside figures,
overy article of adorning sculpture on
the walls or In tho Interior Is hewn
from tho native rock. Tho nave is
124 feot long, 45 foot broad and 411 feot
from floor to colling. There are aisles
on each side, separated from tho navo
by octagonal pillars. Tho capital of
each pillar Is crossed by two kneeling
elephants, on whose backs aro seated
two figures roprosontlng the divinities
to whom the templo Is dedicated. Behind the altar aro seven mammoth polished pillars, there being altogothor 38
columns and pillars in the temple, tho
grandest of which is the lion pillar,
which has 10 carved sides, and Is surmounted by four carved figures of lions.
The statuary is In massive relief, each
figure standing on its original base, all
cleft out of the solid rock (hardest
phorphvr) while the temple was in course
of construction.
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Thk trial of Prondorgast, who assas^
sinatcd Mayor Harrison of Chicago, has
been postponed until Nov. 27th. It is
generally conceded that Prendergast
must be considered as what is popularly
callod a "crank," a torm intended to ox-
pross an unsound mental condition in
some particular lines, while perhaps
perfectly sound in all others. Prender
gast, then, being a man of more or less
diseased mind, tho nowspapers aro discussing ^the question of what penalty
ehould be Inflicted upon the prisoner because of his "crank" crime. An adjudged lunatic is not held responsible in
any degree for criminal actions, and
there are people who maintain that because tbe murder of Mayor Harrison
bears the stamp of having been com
mitted by a man of somewhat unbalanced mind, the crime should therefore
be treated as that of a lunatic, and
Prendergast be adjudged guiltless accordingly. Happily, this sort of reasoning is not likely to carry mu:li weight
with an average Jury. It is so easy for
a man to develop madness of the
"crank" order, with a method in it, that
really no prominent man's life would be
safe if to be a crank freed a vindictive
enemy from the legal responsibility of
criminal conduct. No doubt it is true
that all unusual crimes are the result of
mental weakness, and this admitted fact
unquestionably bears upon moral responsibility. But responsibility to the
public is a 'different matter. The laws
fixing penalties for criminal conduct are
an expression of public sentiment, and
the aim of them is not primarily to correct morals, but to protect society.
Seeking to do this effectively, two
methods have recommended themselves
to the wisdom of this generation in respect to persons guilty of permeditated
murder. One is the death penalty; the
other is Imprisonment for life. Now, in
the case of Prendergast, if it be admitted
that bis crime was the outcome of
disease, and that, therefore, he is not
responsible for it, the protection of the
public demands that he be placed where
he cannot again exercise his murderous
proclivities. The trouble is that having
accomplished the purpose that induced
the "crankiness," the prisoner is now,
as he has been, quite sane In every other
respect. Being sane, it would be manifestly unjust to hold him in life long
confinement as a lunatic, and he could
not be held for a crime that was adjudged to be the outcome of Insanity. In
a few months or years, therefore, Prei:
dergast would in all probability be again
a free man, to go and come as he chose,
until, perhaps, antipathy to some other
public man induced a return of the
"crank" malady, and another base assassination would call for fresh treatment. Manifestly this would be but
poor protection for society. The death
penalty provides a much surer safe
guard; and carrying the argument far
ther It may be said that science, which
discovered that crime isctho outcome of
disease, also discovered that criminal
tendencies aro hereditary, so that it is
not only In himself that the life of a bad
man Is a menace to society. Diseased
minds that tend to murder aro not in
tho public Interest on any account. The
life of one Harrison is worth the lives of
a thousand Prendergasts. We do not
agree with the C-lo..'-' that the murder
of a prominent ollicial iu no-greeter
crime against society than that of a
"cadgor." The evidence goes to show
that iu our day, men holding important
public trusts are specially liable to assassination. In accepting those trusts,
they aro therefore entitled to special
protection, In the Interest of society.
Prominent positions, faithfully administered, entails enmity from the vicious,
and those who hold high oflice, prince,
president or mayor, are Justly entitled
to the protection of law administered
with a stern hand, whatever the usage
may be in regard to "cadgers" worthless
to themselves and to society at large.
Winnipeg, Nov. 0. At the assizes today, George Boulton was found guilty of
larcony. E. A. Acourt was found guilty
of indecent assault and sentenced to one
year In jail. A true bill was returned
against George Riley for highway robbery with violence.
The Columbian is an estimable paper.
It is not everyone who can appreciate
the power of its editorial diction and the
delightful crudeness of its opinions, but
tho editor of the Canadian spent a good
part of his early life in the backwoods of
Canada, and the Columbian does really remind him of his youth. It revels in
the literary cadence of thirty or forty
years ago, and is bewitching in its reproduction of the circumscribed views of
the forest clearings. It Is true the
harsher notes of the wilderness are being
mellowed somewhat of late, and in time,
no doubt, under the effect of presevering
criticism, the narrow views will widen
into a comprehensive landscape, when
our neighbor will discard tho mental
costume of tho woods and clothe itself
more becomingly in raiment of the present days. Then the capacity of the
Columbian will cut a figure that the Canadian will bo i 'id ��f, while still holding sunny recollections of its vigor in
ruder times.
The above remarks are specially suggested by a perusal of an article In last
Saturday's Columbian, entitled " 'Fixing'
the Press." We give the article in full
as a sort of curiosity in literature:
The present Premier Davie Is a shrewd
man, there's not a doubt of it. He has
a lively appreciation of the power of the
press, and ho has good reason to have.
But he does not stop short at merely
knowing a thiug or two. Ho puts his
knowledge into practice. And ho loses
no time about it. "Give me a tyrant
" king, give me a hostile House of Lords,
" give me a corrupt House of Commons
" ���give mo the press, and I will ovor-
" turn them all," said Sheridan." Give
" mo a wooden majority In the Leglsla-
" ture, give me a rotten borough system
" of representation, give me the revo-
" nues for bribing constituencies, give
" rae as bad a public record as you
" please���give me a mercenary, servile press,
" and I will pull tne wool over the eyes
" of the people until their backs are
" completely fleeced," says Davie. And,
if the same distinguished gentleman
cannot get a press to his liking in one
way he generally manages to do it in
another, being fertile in expedients to
that end.
Look at some of them. When the
Colonist gave evidence, not quite two
years ago, of having a mind of 'ts own,
and a disposition to speak it, to the then
Attorney-General's needed scarification,
that gentleman brought the too free-
spoken journal to its feet by running an
opposition organ for a few months and
mulcting the offender in a "dollar and
" costs" libel suit. That fixed the Colonist, which has been as humble and
obedient an organ as you please ever
since. A similar, but even more drastic,
attempt was unsuccessfully made to humiliate and gag this journal. An organ,
of some sort, must be bad at this centre,
however, so Mr. Davie and his friends
start a weekly. Tbe pioneer papor of
the Interior voices tbe just indignation
of its constituency at the criminal extravagance and perfidy of the Government. The Premier, through his agents,
obtains possession of the people's tribune, and henceforth it speaks only at
Its new master's behest. The pioneer
and leading paper of the Okanagon
country talks too Independently. Presto!
It passes Into other hands, and its changed
utterances show whose. Even the Chilliwack Progress was attempted to be
fixed, but its constituency wouldn't
stand it.
Such, in brief, Is the record of Mr.
Davie's exploits as a press "fixer." It
ought, perhaps, to be mentioned that
ho had only to crook his littlo finger to
obtain his Vancouver organ, which beheld in him, apparently, a long lost
brother, and fell upon his neck in slobbering ecstacies���any apparent divergence of opinion that tluil organ has ever
allowed Itself to manifest having been
merely hypocritical and for effect. In
spite, however, of Mr. Davie's desperate,
and, to a certain extent, successful,
efforts to secure a mercenary, servile
press���born, undoubtedly, of the conviction that his own and his Government's record aud actions will not bear
free and Independent criticism���the fact
must be very galling to this would-be
petty dictator and squelcher of free
criticism, that three out of the five daily
journals of the Province, and the majority of the weeklies, are still arrayed
in uncompromising condomation of his
iniquitous Administration, and that only
thoso journals that have been "fixed,"
In one way or another, or made to
order, are at all favorable to it. This is
a deeply significant fact, also, for the
people to ponder.
It will be observed that tho Columbian
has no conception whatever of political
honesty outside of its own party. Any
newspaper that supports the Govem-
is, in its opinion, necessarily corrupt and
servile. The Opposition papers only, aro
virtuous and brave. They have nothing
to win.They represent pure philan trophy.
It goes for nothing that, to put it mildly,
a large party, comprising merchants,
professional men, farmers, and all other
classes in the Province, aro very much in
favor of Mr. Davie's administration.
They are, according to tlie Columbian
view, nil miscreants, and any newspaper
that ventures to advocato the sentiments
of that large class of the public are
"mercenary and servile." Only the Opposition papers are honest. There are
two In the Province, the Columbian and
the News-Advertiser. The Victoria Timet
Is Opposition, too, but of an entirely
different order. The Nanainio dully Free.
Press takes no particular stand, and there
is not ono of the rural journals on Mainland or Island, In favor of the Opposition. The gentleman who controls the
j Nems-Advertuer is the leader of the Op-
[ position. If his party comes into power,
I he will In the natural course, bo called
j upon to form a new Government. The
stake he is playing for, according to tho
Columbian measurement, is a heavy one.
Is that journal therefore mercenary?
Far be it from the Canadian to sayaoor
to think sO. If we were seeking to hatch
yams of that kind there   would  be no
need to go beyond Westminster, for the
Columbian, on the face of matters, has a
lively financial Interest In the success of
the Mainland Opposition movement,
apart altogether from the general good.
So have others who stand behind the
Columbian throne. But those, of course,
are all patriots. Tho merconarios are
without exception on tho other side.
The Pacific Canadian, being one of the
mercenaries, is at a loss to know where
tho Government's reward for support
comes In. The trifling advertisements at one-fourth the rate tho Columbian charges the municipalities, is certainly no inducement. The Provincial
treasury is not at the disposal of Minis-
tors for private purposes. Whore, then,
is the fund to pay the mercenaries to
come from? We can tell our neighbour.
The Ministerial papers expect to obtain
their support from that class of the public who are in sympathy with the Ministerial cause. They cater for that support, and any little patronage the
Government has to give is but a drop In
the bucket. That is the experience of
the Canadian, which was established
by friends of tho Government. Perhaps
patronage will bo managed differently
when tho Opposition come Into office.
A new Government may bo worth fighting for In consideration of patronage; this
Government Is not.
As to the special features of the article
above, thero aro at tbe start two quotations, one from Sheridan, and the
other put Into the mouth of Mr. Davie.
This Is not ruleable, even In political
newspapers. The words wero nevor
used by Mr. Davie, nor nothing like
them. The Columbian writer imagined
them, and perhaps intended that to be
understood. It is at least to be hoped
so. The "fixing" of the Colonist is another
piece of imagination. As a business
matter it would be perfectly absurd for
the two Victoria dailies to take the samo
side. Newspaper managers, like other
business men, have sense enough to
know what a given constituency will
stand from a business point of view. If
it was not for this ordinary business
caution, the manager of the Pacific
Canadian, urged by his backers, would
be issuing a dally and competing with
the Columbian in a field scarcely large
enough for one of them. Respecting
the "drastic attempt" to "humiliate and
gag" our esteemed contemporary, we
understand the allusion to be to an occasion when the responsible editor of
the Columbian figured as a martyr���not
a very brave one, but still a real martyr.
That was in the time of tbe late John
Robson, and the story has become a little
time-worn. The editor of the Canadian
feels no way called upon to defend Mr.
Robson's political methods. The once
Premier has passed from tho scene for
ever, with his faults and with his
virtues. In regard to the Kamloops
paper, if our neighbor is not in error,
the late publisher should be held up to
public contempt, for, after posing as a
patriot of the ColumlAan order, he deliberately sold his constituency to the
opposing party for filthy lucre. A
genuine mercenary, that man. Happily
it is not necessary to believe this view
of the case. The real truth In regard to
the Sentinel and other papers mentioned
by our contemporary, Is that they were
out of smypathy with the public that
supported them, and their owners were
in consequence very glad to dispose of
them to those who could better cater for
popular patronage.
Lastly, excepting the News-Advertiser
and the Columbian, wo would like lo learn
of any paper in the Province that even
moderately supports the Mainland Opposition. None come to our office, and
the Canadian has a long list of Provincial exchanges. '
In the course of an interview at Montreal a few days ago, Sir John Thompson stated it was the intention to call
Parliament together as early as possible.
Referring to tariff amendments, he said
the Government was alive to tho need of
a measure of reform, and would show
tho people that it had their Interests at
heart. While the Canadian Is a firm
believer in the protective principle of
the National Policy, it is not blind to the
fact that in the application of it mistakes
havo been made. It could not well
be otherwise with so large a measure, covering so huge a territory. We
therefore, with satisfaction tho efforts
that we being put forth by Sir John
Thompson and his colleagues to ferret
out the weak poluts, and the assurance
givon that tbo information obtained will
be utilized at once to perfect a policy
that has already boen of immonse value
to Canada in tho building up of manufacturing Industries. Sir John Thompson's Government is practically on Its
trial, and will bo judged In large nioas-
uro by its tariff legislation. The peoplo
of the Dominion may therefore look with
confidence for overy effort being put
forth to meet all reasonable claims for
The elections in tho United States on
Tuesday proved very decldodly in favor
of tho Republicans. The torn-over Is
no doubt, largely the result of the depressed financial condition during tho
past year. In all countries tho rank and
(Ho are like children, They strive for
immediate effect, and are as ready to
destroy as to build. Most things worth
having, if it be only a Japanese vase,
represent time, patience and labor.
It has for some time been well known
about town that tne appointment of a
warden to the penitentiary here, In room
of Mr. A. McBride, resigned, Is likely to
be a matter of someollttle difficulty. It
was primarily expected that, following
the usual course of official advancement,
the present. Deputy Warden, Mr. Jas.
PItzsimmons, would certainly be given
the vacant office, his claim to lt being of
a kind not usually disputed. It appears,
however, that the Dominion member for
this district, Mr. G. E. Corbould, who by
customary ministerial courtesy controls
to a large extent the Government patronage within his constituency, does not entirely approve of the appointment of
Mr. Fitzsimmons, for reasons more or
less valid, and has a preference for Governor Moresby, of the Provincial jail,
who Is undoubtedly a man well qualified
for the position, other things being
equal. As we understand it, the objection taken to Mr. Fitzsimmons is tbat,
while practically administering the war-
denship, he has been irregular in some
details of his accounts. If proper evidence of delinquency in this way Is forthcoming, Mr. Corbould must be hold
quito right In the action he has taken
regarding the appointment. It Is said
that a Dominion official has already
made an Investigation, with what result
is not yot known. If It turns out that
tho accusations are unfounded, Mr. Corbould will no doubt drop his objection,
for it certainly would bo an unfair procedure for an old and tried official of
over thirty years experience and in good
standing, to be stepped over by a gentleman entirely outside of the service, however well qualified. It Is safe to say the
principle would not meet the approval
of either Mr. Corbould or Mr. Moresby.
In connection with the wardenship,
some mention has been made of religion,
Mr. Fitzsimmons being a Catholic.
What the particular creed of a man has
to with the appointment Is not clear,
and will certainly have no Influence
whatever, either way, wlih men of
sense. Tho Canadian has very little
sympathy with sectarian views in public
mattors. If Mr. Fitzsimmons' record is
clear, he is entitled to be advanced to
the vacant post. If ho has boen guilty
of malfeasance, he should be dismissed
from the service. We do not credit the
statement that Mr. Corbould has permitted himself to be influenced by per
sonal Interest.
Three tough-looking tramps, going
south, made themselves vory offensive
at Cloverdale last Sunday. In one house
where a lady was alone with the children, they tried to break open the door,
and only desisted when a neighbor came
upon the scone. They were also very
saucy in other houses regarding the food
supplied to them. Altogether there Is
good reason to believe that Capt. Pittcn-
drigh's suggestion of a Provincial police
officer in the nelghborboood of Blalue
should be acted upon, if only temporarily,
while this tramp nuisance is so serious
a matter as it undoubtedly Is at present.
The first number of the Nanalmo
Daily Telegram has been Issued. It is, as
wo anticipated, a very creditable paper
every way���Mr. Gallagher would print
no other. It starts off with a splendid
advertising patronage, and may be accepted as an established journal of the
Province. Tbe constituency Is a fair
one, apd quite equal to the support of
two dailies, and with judicious management it will be in tho power of the Telegram to accomplish much good for the
coal mining district and the Province at large. Tho new journal
takes no definite stand In regard to Provincial politics.
The general oloctions In Newfoundland
have resulted in the defeat of the Opposition by a much larger majority than
was anticipated. Mr. Munroe, one of
the Opposition loaders, was badly de
featod. St. John's city proved sound for
the Govern ment. The political complexion of a few constituencies was reversed, but no change of any consequence is to bo noted.
Another Crank.
Toronto, Nov. 8.���A stranger called at
the law office of Mowat and Downing
yesterday afternoon and asked for tho
attorney-general of Ontario, Sir Oliver
Mowat. Ho said ho was a member of
the royal family and wished to negotiate
a draft upon the Queen for $100,000.
The authorities were notified and tho
man was arrested. He afterwards said:
"My name Is A. E. Phelffer. A. E.
stands for Albert Edward. I am a member of tho royal family travelling for my
health and reside at Bucklngliaii place."
Ho refused to answor any further questions, but when ho was searched papers
wero found Indicating that his namo was
Geo. Henry Stokes, and purporting to
show that he Is a well-known lawyer in
Now York. Ho had a certificate setting
forth that he is a logally qualified barrister. Ho had also a check for ��100 pay
able to McHaw & Wlnnett of tho Queen's
hotel, appearing to have boon drawn by
Sir Hanry I'onsonby, comptroller of her
majesty's privy purse, on Coutts & Lindsay's bank. Stokes was locked up on a
charge of Insanity.
Superintendent Daggett, of the United
States Branch Mint in San Francisco,
has recolved telegraphic instructions
from Washington to resume the coinage
of silver dollars, coupled with the order
that the coinage must not interfere with
the coinage of gold. The work of coining standard silver dollars will be resumed early next week.
More Fighting.
London, Nov. 8.���A special despatch
to the "Part Mall Gazette from Johnnes-
burg, says: Captain Kirby, telegraphing
the news of the fight between the Tull
column and the Matabeles, says that
Major Adams and Commander Raafe are
surrounded and that reinforcements are
required quickly. Captain Kirby also
reports that dlsagreements^ave sprung
up among the commanders. The despatch adds that the latter report Is not
confirmod. The enemy consisted of two
large regiments who attacked Major
Adam's column, which was strung out
In a long line. The Matabele swooped
down on the rear wagons, hoping to take
the British by surprise and overcome
them before they would have time to
rally. The British, however, were prepared for such a move, Khamas' scouts
having warned Major Adams of the approach of the enemy. Tbe rear guard
dashed to the defence of the wagons almost at the moment the attack was |
made, while at tho same time the advance guard turned back to aid thoir
comrades. Mr. Selous was in tho thickest of the fight and he fell wounded
while aiding In the dofenco of the
wagons. After his wound was dressed
he remounted his horse and continued
fighting. The fire of the Matabeles was
wild. The British fire told severely on
tho Matabeles. The Khamas suffered
most, but wero reinforced by the troopers, and they drovo the Matabeles off.
The latter lost moro than sixty. Tho
number of their wounded was large.
Four of the Khamas men were killed.
Gambo, son-in-law of King Lobengula,
commanded tho Matabeles. Major
Adams says that Lobengula is now be-
twoon the Port Charter column, commanded by Major Forbes, and tho Port
Toll column. The Port Charter column
consists of 250 men, with two Maxim
guns, which are supplied with galloping
carriages and ono seven-pounder Armstrong mountain gun. Commander
Raafo shares In the command of the
Port Tuli column.
London, Nov 6.���The Government issued a blue book to-day concerning the
war between the Matabeles and the
forces of the South African Chartered
Company. The negotiations between
Sir Henry Loch, Governor of Cape Colony,
and Lobengula are reviewed at great
length. During September and October
Sir Henry tried to reach a peaceful settlement with the king. On October 23rd
he sent to Lobengula a message expressing regret that the king's indunas had
been killed. At the same time he explained that as Lobengula had given no
assurances that he would cease raiding
on the Mashonaland, it was too late to
stop the columns advancing from Fort
Victoria and Fort St. Charles. Sir
Henry Loch was, however, still willing
to receive tentatives for peace and a full
settlement. However, on October 30th,
the Marquis of Ripon, Colonial Secretary, telegraphed that Sir Henry should
cease communicating with Lobengula.
American Elections.
Boston, Nov. 8.���The latest returns
show that the House has 153 Republicans, 48 Democrats, 39 not heard from.
Senate: 3D Republicans, 7 Democrats, 3
not heard from.
Omaha, Nob., Nov. 8.���Returns are
coming in slowly but they seem to indicate tho election of Holeomb (Popu)lst)
for supreme court judge, by 5000 over
Harrison (Republican). The Republicans have carried the city by a large
Topeka. Kan., Nov. 8.-r~Nothlng definite will be known about the result of
tbe election In this state before Thursday.
Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 8.���Returns up
to noon show Governor McKlnley has
8,000 pluralty over Neal and 3,000 majority over all three opponents. The
legislature stands: Senate, Republicans
82, Democrats 25. Out of 88 counties In
Ohio McKinley carried 09, and in many
others was only a few hundred behind
Neal. It is the largest plurality and
majority ever given any man elected for
Trenton, N.J., Nov. 8.���The legislature
stands: Senate, Republicans 11, Democrats 10; house, Republicans 34, Democrats 20.
New York. Nov, 8.���Returns received
up to 11 a.m. to-day show the election of
73 Republicans, 55 Democrats to the
Richmond, Va , Nov. 8.���It will be
some days beforo complete returns are
in from the outlying counties, but according to the statement of the Democratic committee the result will not bo
changed. O'Farrell and the entire state
ticket'has been elected by a heavy majority. Thero Is a Democratic majority
In the legislature.
Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 8.���Tho Republican majority, lt is believed, will exceed 110,000, surpassing all previous
records In the history ot the party In this
state with one exception. This was
the majority of 137,728 given Grant for
President over Greely in 1872.
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 8.���In the first
congressional district. Griffin, Dem., was
elected by between 1,000 and 1,500.
Boston, Nov. 8.���Russell, when asked
his opinion of the results, replied: "If
It was the other way I could talk
New York, Nov. 8.���Returns received
this morning show the state has been
carried by the Republicans by 20,957
plurality for secretary of stato, ajid by
87,080 for judge of tho court of appeal.
Smart Forgery.
Chicago, Nov. 0.���One of tbe sharpest
bank forgeries on record turned up today bofore Justico Lyons, when warrants were taken out charging one A. A.
li. Crafton, alias C. S. Butlor, with flying from Justico. Butler, who is under
arrest at San Antonio, Texas, on Octobor
21st, presented to tho First National
Bank of this city a draft for 97,000 on
tho Bank of Montreal at Winnipeg. Tho
draft was apparently by the Bank of
Montreal Itsolf In favor of Butlor. As
Butlor was unknown to the officials of
the First National Bank, they roquested
him to call again In a day or two. This
he agrcod to do, and in tho meantime
the B'lrst National sent the draft on to
the bank at Winnipeg with an explanation by letter. On October 25th the ro-
ply came back from the Bank of Montreal, in Winnipeg, and with it tho
money. Tho Manltobans wero satisfied
with the evidence. Two days afterwards Butler drew out his money and
left town. Then the bank at Winnipeg
sent the draft to the Bank of Montreal,
and the Bank of Montreal flashed back
word that It had Issued no such paper.
The wires were set in motion and the
bank detectives took up tbe case, and on
Saturday Butler was apprehended In
San Antonio, Texas. Butler, whowas
formerly employed as a clerk bithe
Bank of Montreal, is bolleved to |avo
stolen some of the bank's stationer;, as
the form of the draft was upon ithe
bank's paper and the accompanyinalet-
ter was also written on the regular liter
head of the institution. Officers will
leave for San Antonio to-day to biing
the alleged forger back to this city.
Anarchist Methods.
Barcelona, Nov. 8.���Two bombs loajed
with dynamite were thrown from he
gallery of the Lyceum opera house 1st
night while the performance was gong
on. One of tbem exploded with terrfic
force on striking the floor. The audleico
sprang to their feet in terror, wole
skrleks and cries of agony rose from he
lower part of the house. The wild,st
confusion prevailed. Many men abln-
doncd their s'eats and made a dospento
rush for the exit, knocking down Sid
trampling upon those in their way, win-
out regard to ago or sex. The seats par
where the bomb exploded were wreckjd.
It is reported that 15 wore killed and he
number of injured is lai0e. Two knoVn
anarchists wero arrestod In 'ho galley.
When the nows became know the pou-
lace surrounded the opera house Jul
donounced tho anarchists. It isoffici^Iy
stated that the doad number 15.
Among the killed are an Ameri^n
gentleman and a wealthy German nd
his wife. The American gentlemffl's
wife accompanied him. She was uin-
jurod, and Is not yet awaro of her lis-
b;tnd's death.
WANTED, a man to plaster a house.   A(>Iy
at tlio "Canadian" office.
COOKING,   f       Q
^ HEATING    /   j)     r*
���CALL AT���
& HOY'S,
Dupont Block, Columbia St. ���
New Westminster.
The product of this Brewery is second
to none in the Province, and ranks
first-class wherever known.
Orders left at the Merchants' Exonange
or the Holbrook House will bo promptly
attended to.
OEALED TENDERS, endorsed "New
kj Parliament Buildings, Victoria,
Contract No. 2," will bo received by the
Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works up to ono o'clock p.m. of
Thursday, 30th November, 1893, lor the
sovoral trades required in tho erection of
new Parliament Buildings at James Bay.
Victoria, B.C.. viz.:���
1. Tho excavator, mason and brick
layers' work.
2. Tho carpenter and Joiner's work.
3. Tho slaters and plasterer's work.
4. Tho coppersmith's work.
5. The smith and ironfounder's work.
0. Tho plumbor's work.
7. Tho painter's work.
Tenders will bo received for any ono
trado or for the whole work.
Tho plans, dotalls, etc., as proparod by
P. M. Rattonbury, Architect, can be
seon at tho office of the undersigned on
or aftor Monday, Octobor 16th, 18(13, and
complete quantities clearly describing tho
wholo of tho work can bo obtained on
payment of $20 for oach trado. This
sum will bo returned,to the contractors
on recolpt of a bona fide tondor.
Each tender must be accompanlod by
an accepted bank choquo equal to two
per cent, on tho amount of each trado
tendered for, which will be retained as
part security for tho due performance of
the work. Tho chequo will bo returned
to unsuccessful competitors, but will bo
forfeited by any bidder who may decline
to oxocuto a contract if callod upon to
do so.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Deputy Commissioner of Lands
and Works.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., September 28th, 1893 w
Fatal Retaliation.
At the Sayward sawmill, Victoria, about
5 o'clock Monday, a Chinaman named
We Don dropped a slab upon the foot of
Arthur Carruthers, a white workman,
who in retaliation, hurled a block of
wood at the Chinaman's head. We Don
is now dying or dead in his shack on
Fisgard street, and Carruthers spent the
night in the city lockup, on the charge
of assault with intent to do grievous
bodily harm, which may yet be changed
to the more dreadful one of murder.
Carruthers is a young man, probably
not moro than twenty-five. He is a
member of the Salvation Army, and was
wearing the uniform when arrested in
their barracks Monday evening. He admits having struck the Chinaman because he thought the slab was dropped
purposely, but says he had no intention
to seriously hurt him. He quite realizes
the serious position which he now occupies, but though cautioned that whatever he said would be used against him,
he made the admission stated, declaring
that he has no wish to conceal anything
of what really happened.
It seems that when the affair took
place at the mill, Carruthers was working with a gang of Chinamen, and was
the only white man present. Thoy were
in attendance on the circular saw, occupied In cutting up tho refuse of the
mill, and as tho saw works vory fast it
is necessary to bandlo the lumber as expeditiously as possible. It Is therefore
not improbable, so the manager says,
that the Chinaman did accidentally drop
the slab, and that tho outburst of temper on Carruthers' part was not called
for. It also appears that no such serious
results from his retaliation wero apprehended, for We Don started to walk
home and had gone some distance beforo
he fell In a faint to tho ground. His
comrades then carried him to the Fisgard
street cabin, but it was not until about
7:30 o'clock that surgical attendance
was called. Then Dr. Hanlngton was
sent for. He discovered that the man's
skull was badly fractured, and expressed
the opinion that be could not live through
the night. After he had done what he
could to relieve the pain the doctor called at the police station, and thero gave
the first Intimation which the officers
had received. Superlutent Shepperd
wished to have the dying man's deposition takeu, but found that ho was unconscious, aud likely to remain so until
death, so that beyond arresting the assailant, which was done without trouble,
he could do nothing.
The Chinaman has since died, and at
the preliminary trial Arthur Carruthers
was sentenced to stand his trial at the
next assizes for murder. Magistrate
Macrae comitted him at the preliminary
hearing of tbe casein the police court Tuesday morning. The courtroom was crowded, the Celestials still predominating.
There were also several of tho local corps
of the Salvation Army in the court room.
Carruthers belonged to tne Army, and
they are employing counsel for his defense. The counsel for tho prisoner Is
Mr. Hall, and Geo, Powell has been engaged by the Chinese to see that justice
is done their alleged murdered countryman. The evidence takon was almost
the same as that taken at the coroner's
inquest. The three principal witnesses
are Chinamen. Dr. Harrington told the
court that death was caused by a blow
from a blunt Instrument. Chief Shep-
pard told the story that Carruthers told
him when first be was arrested. Mr.
Hall did not cross-examine the witnesses,
the defence being reserved for the trial.
tho engine immediately after went over
Into the river. Tho fireman was all
right as soon as he reached terra iirma,
but Pete had to run along some 30 feet
in order to avoid being crushed under the
mail car, and as was remarked after the
mishap, he had a narrow escape.
In the express car was "Chippy" Rankin, while the occupants of the mail car
were Wis Cox and his assistant named
Powell. As their end of the car did not
fall Into deop water they got out easily,
but "Chippy" got a ducking, and in his
excitement to get out smashed the window thereby cutting his hands and wrists.
This was the only Injury received by
any of the crew.
The express car contained a large
amount of valuable goods, including
some silk, the greater part of which was
brought down yesterday. Men were engaged Monday in getting up tbe mail
and other goods and it is thought all has
now been recovered. Arrangements are
now being made to get the engine up,
and in a few weeks it is expected "377"
will be in active service again.
The track was cleared in a very short
time, and the train arrived in North
Bend only a few hours late.
working the Snowshoe hydraulic claim,
and Mr. Anderson reports that the past
season has been a very successful one,
as they were able to work their claims
for ten weeks, two or three weeks longer
than in average years. Mr. Anderson
suys that not many miners are going up
into Cariboo now, but in about a year's
time when tho big companies get started
a number will probably go in. Mr. Anderson has now been engaged in mining
in Cariboo for the past nine years and
has great faith in that country. He intends to go up again in February.
M. Jensen, Shop 39 MeKenzie Street.
Old Furniture repaired and made to look
like new.   Furniture made to order.
A call solicited. Carpenterwork promptly attended to.
Colnmliia Street, New Westminster.
London, Nov. 3.���The Cunard line
steamer Campania, which left New York
October 28 at 3.40 a.m., arrived off
Browhead at 11.05 this evening, making
tho passage In five days nine hours and
thirty minutes, breaking all previous
Chicago, Nov. 4.���Expert thieves are
at work at Jackson park, and aro stealing costly exhibits. Yesterday, In the
manufacturers' building, an upright
piano valued at $1,500, all packed ready
for removal, was stolen by the thieves,
who presented a forged permit to remove it. Many smaller thefts are
ported from exhibitors in the manufactures and agricultural buildings, as
well as In somo of the foreign state
San Francisco, Nov. 3.���Word has
been received here that a number of
tramps are infesting the Southern Pacific
lino in New Mexico and Arizona. Forty-
eight of tbem boarded a train outside of
El Paso last night and demanded a ride
west. When the train recbed Lordsburg
they were requested to leave the car.
Tbe tramps were armed and refused to
do so. The gangs are all organized with
a captain and lieutenant to each gang,
and the railway company expects serious
trouble with them ere long.
Youngstown, Ohio, Nov. 6.���The mills,
which have not turned a wheel since
June 30 in part, resumed operations today. The lower mill of tho Union Iron
and Steel Co. started the finishing department to-day. The Mahoning Valley
Iron Company and Crews Bros. & Co.,
and probably Brownell & Co. will start
during the present week. The shut
down Is the longest in the Industrial history of the Mahoning Valley, and has
caused much distress among families dependent upon the mills. The breach
between tbe Amalgamated Association
and the Finishers' Union is widening,
and there seems no possibility of an amicable settlement between them. The
Brown, Bonnell Co. will erect the largest
blast furnace in the Valley. The Youngstown Bridge Co. have temporarily shut
down, being unable to secure Iron. Tho
Ohio Iron   and  Steel Co.'s furnace i at
Assignee's Estate of McKevitt
& Co., of Melbourne and
Belfast, Fifteen Thousand
Dollars worth of which have
been apportioned to New
T. J. TRAPP, Instructed by .1. P. Murphy,
Agent for the Assignee, will offer  tlie
above stock at Public Auction, without reserve, TO-DAY, at 2 o'clock
p. in. until 5 p. in., and from
7 to 10 p. m,
The sale will take place at the POWELL
BLOCK, Columbia street, New Westminster
The stock which will be on view preceding
Sale, ut 2 o'clook p. in., consists of :
The Prohibition Question.
The Dominion Government has deolded
to make a reference to the supreme court
to see if it has the power to pass a pro-
hibitiory law, and also If the Provincial
Governments have that power. The
questions submitted are as follows: 1.
Has the Provincial Legislature jurisdiction to prohibit the sale within the Province of spirituous, fermented or other
intoxicating liquors. 2. Or has the Legislature such jurisdiction regarding such
portions of the Province as to which the
Canada Temperance act Is not in operation? 3. Has tbe Provincial Legislature
jurisdiction to prohibit the manufacture
of such liquors within the Province? 4.
Has a Provincial Legislature jurisdiction
to prohibit the importation of such
liquors Into the Province? 5. If the
Provincial Legislature has not jurisdiction to prevent sales of such liquors,
irrespective of quantity, has such Legislature jurisdiclion to prohibit the sale by
retail acording to the definition of a sale
by retail, either In statutes In force In the
Province at the timo of Confederation or
any other definition thereof. 6. If a
Provincial Legislature has a limited
jurisdiction only as regards the prohibition of sales, has the legislature jurisdiction to prohibit sales, subject to the
limits provided by the several sub-sections of tbe 99tb section of the Canada
Temperance act or any of them, R. S. C.
chap. 106, section 90? 7. Had the Ontario Legeslature jurisdiction to enact
the 18th section of the Act 53rd Vic
entitled "An act to improve tbo liquor
license act," as tho said section is explained by the act passed by tbe said
Legislature 54 Vic. and entitled "An act
respecting local option in the matter of
liquor selling?"
Ran Into a Rock.
Vancouver News-Advertiser.
Word was received here on Sunday
night that the Atlantic Express leaving
here that day had como to grief about
half a mile from tho scene of tho previous accident at Sea Bird Bluff. The
wrecking train was soon sent out, and in
a very short time tbe track was got
clear. The accident, which was caused
by a rock slide, occurred about 5:20
o'clock. The train was iu charge of
Conductor Bernhardt, while Peto Rlghter
was at the lever of engine 377. Tho
night was a dirty one, the ruin coming
down in torrents, while quite a heavy
wind was blowing. In consequence the
train was only traveling at half spoed,
and Engineer Rlghter was well on the
alert. Suddenly a mass of rock fell In
front of the train, too suddenly for It to
bo brought to a standstill and so close
was it that tho big engine noarly cut Its
way through the obstruction. It then
left the track and plunged over Into the
river, taking tho mail aud oxpress car
with It. The baggage car got off the
track, but only received slight injury,
while the rest of the train did not leave
the track, and none of tho passengers
wero hurt.
As soon as the engine struck, Peto and
his fireman, A. E. Sollowayi saw that
their only safety lay In Jumping off, as
otherwise they would assuredly have
been carried below. Each jumped from
his side and not a moment too soon, as
Lowellville, is again in blast.
Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 4.���Highway men and thugs have been swarming
about the twin cities during the last five
months, and nightly robberies have been
committed. Unoffending persons have
been knocked down and robbed and
scores of stores pilfered. Mayor Eustls,
speaking on the state of affairs, said today: "Theso crimes must be stopped,
and I think the best way to do it is to
employ bloodhounds. Their effect would
be forceful as much from a moral standpoint as from their actual work. I suppose a cry will be raised over tho employment of bloodhounds to track human
beings at this day, and in this part of
the country, but their effect will be less
pernicious than the result of having the
twin cities powerless In the hands of a
gang of desperadoes. Many peoplo favor
the plan. Wo shall not use tbe Cuban
bloodhounds, but tbe imported English
hound, whicli is the best." Mayor
Wright of St. Paul and Chief of Police
Garvin are favorablo to the plan.
H. O. Towels,
TurklBh Towels.
Bath Towels,
Bed Quilts,
Buggy Uugs,
Tot let Covers,
Irish Linens,
Table Napkins,
Piece Goods,
Scotch Tweods,
French Twills,
Linen Lace Curtains. Embroidery,
Ladles' Hundmude     Table Covers,
Underclothing.      "      '  '    ""
West of England
Case John Warren's
Table Cutlery,
Ready Made Clothing,
etc., etc.
The above tiro all new goods and mostly
direct shipments from England.
Remember the date and that there is no
T. J. Trapp,
The Latest an I nholoost Patterns In Scotch
und English ""we Is, Etc., for fall and winter
Get Prices!
Rare Chance to Purchasers.
We are giving up business in New
Westminster and  going into our
new store in Vancouver,
and in order to avoide the great expense of moving, will sell
out our present stock at great reduced prices to make room
for new goods, for the next sixty days
General    Hardware,    Nails,    Stoves,
Spades,    Axes,    Axes   Handled,
Axe    Handles,   Picks,   Mattocks,     Wedges,    Cook
Stoves.   Heating  Stoves,   Agate   Ware,
Tin Ware, House
White Lead,   Etc., Etc.
Cunningham  Hardware Co.
(Successors to BOUCHERAT & Co.)
Opposite Reld & Currle's Foundry.
Of all kinds en hand.
A Call Solicited.
A large shipment of cedar logs will be
taken to Kobe by tbe Empress of Japan.
Mr. William Skene has been re-eleeted
president of St. Andrew's and Caledonian
Tho annual ball of the St. Andrew's
and Caledonian Soeloty will bo hold on
the 30th in tbo Hotel Vancouver.
Mr. R. E. Gosnell bas gono to Victoria
to assume the appointment of Provincial
James Hartney has the contract for
getting out 130,000 lineal foot of poles
for the copper mines at Santa Rosalia,
In the window of Messrs. Mason and
Peterson is displayed a fine medal won
by Mr. Jas. Ravoy for the quoit championship.
No word has as yot been received
when tho rector of Christ Church will
arrive, oxcopt that he will bo hero sometime beforo Christmas.
The American three-masted schooner
Reporter has been chartered to load I limber at Hastings mill for Japan. She can
carry about 400,000 feot.
Miss Royoroft, who has been In St.
Luke's Home for the last two years, has
left to take charge of the Indian Hospital at Lytton.
At the instigation ol tho Pharmaceutical Society. Charles Mee, private detective, has laid charges against several
druggists for Irregularities, one for conducting a drug store without a license,
and another for selling poisons without
registering them.
Capt. Bablngton, who was for somo
years a nautical survoyor, conllrms
Capt. Mollon's theory that tho recent explosions In eolllors resulted from tho
manner of loading the vessols. lie
statos that tho authorities In Cardiff and
Liverpool aro very strict, and will allow
no coal to bo loaded during wet woather,
while the hatches may not bo put down
until the vessol leaves the harbor, so
that tho gas has time to escape.
Mr. W. F. Anderson, an old Cariboo
miner, Is now down hero. Mr. Anderson   and  his  partner, Mr. Smith, aro
Timber,   Lumber,   Shingles,   Lath,   Pickets,  Doors,
Windows, Frames, Mouldings,  House Finish,
Mantels,   School    Seats and Desks,
Fruit and Salmon Boxes,
dec,    See.,    dec
Importers   of Plate,   Sheet,   and Fancy Glass
Lumber  accurately   Sawn,
Orders  Promptly   Filled.
Special Attention given to the Mainland Trade.
D. LYAL <fc CO.,
Books, Stationery, Fancy Goods,
Pianos,   Organs,  Music,   etc.
B.  O.
Oldest Business Premises in the City.
Who carries the largest and best selected stock
of woollens in the city ?
His goods are all new and of the latest design,
and he
Guarantees a Good Fit and Workmanship, or no sale.
His prices are very reasonable, being from $22.00
up and you can depend on not getting shoddy goods
as there is none in his shop.
Mew Westminster, B. C.
D. S. CURTIS & Co., New Westminster.
Clothing, Men's Furnishings,
Hats and Caps, Trunks and Valises
Try a Pair of $2.50 or $S.OO Pants.
A  Fine Assortment  of
Gentlemen's Japanese  Smoking Jackets
Corner Columbia and Mary streets, New Westminster.
Visitors and citizens to tho Exhibition wilJ
soo tho greatest attractions in the
Evor shown In WESTMINSTER at the
Toronto Shoe Store,
M. W.
Wo havo studied the wants of the-
peoplo for a yoar, and wo bellevo wo
know what they want, and havo tho
goods Solid, substantial lines from the
best manufacturers in the business.
Prices to suit tho times, and that means
at figures unknown in British Columbia
beforo our advent. We havo taken the
lead in that respect, and we are going to
koop lt.
Established 1663.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers
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"My friend John Stuart Mill remarks
"Confound John Stuart Mill and all
his works!   What did he know of love?"
"As much as his nature was able to
"Exactly, and Cupidon and John
Stuart Mill do not go well together."
The speakers were two 'gentlemen
standing on the bank of a pretty trout
stream, on the flashing, darting waters
of which fell through the over-arching
boughs crimson patches of tho setting
The younger, a bright, handsome man
of about four-and-twenty, was whipping
the stream for a final bite; while the
elder, near fifty, with a fine face and
grizzled hair and beard, leaning against
a tree, was putting up his lines,
"You asked me once," remarked the
latter, "my definition of love. I'll tell
you���a thing that enthralls man, debases
him and sells him into slavery. A thing
that renders some men Idiots���others
."And you, Walslngham, are of course
of the latter," laughed tho younger.
"And you, my dear Chesson, of the
former, exactly."
"Is it not true? You come horo fishing; you catch a glimpse of a slim
figure, a pretty face. From that moment you become Idiotic; you declare an
angelic boing has deigned to descend to
prosaic earth; you rave, and for days
have haunted this stream, In hopes again
to see this houri���somo pink-cheeked
"No milkmaid, my dear philosopher.
But how is it, man, you never married?
I will not believe you have reached
nearly half a century and never loved."
"Married!" repeated tho other with an
abrupt laugh, "and you have heard my
opinion of love."
"Just so. Shall I tell you my definition of a philosopher? One who, having
enjoyed the follies of life himself, would
later Instruct others under a cloak of
Harry Chesson, laughing, strolled farther up stream.
Matthew Walslngham looked after
him thoughtfully, then drew a long
breath, as he murmured:
"Perhaps he does not guess how near
to the truth he is. Did I ever love?���
did I?���would I could say no."
Just at that moment a cry of alarm
sounded in the air. It was a young,
fresh, feminine voice, and came from
some little distance down stream.
Matthew Walsingham sprang erect.
Harry Chesson had also turned; but the
elder, in hastening In the direction had
the advantage.
For a moment he could see no one,
neither on the banks nor on the stones
in the stream. He already has slackened his pace, when, just where the
boulders formed stepping stones across,
and where the eddying waters were
deepest, he beheld something floating
like a portion of a woman's dress.
A few seconds brought him to the
spot, when, to his horror, he beheld,
lying in tha bed of the stream, between
the rocks, a young girl!
She was motionless, as one dead; her
face, of a delicate beauty, was pale and
still���her eyes closed���while the water
carried her hair like threads of gold
about the moss-covered boulders.
To jump down on to the boulders,
raise the girl on to his shoulder, scramble out and. bearing hear to the opposite
bank, lay her down, was, with Matthew
Walslngham, the work of a very brief
space. The girl gave no sign of life���
she seemed as if dead.
The cause was apparent in a discoloration of tho temple, which had been
struck In her fall.
Perplexed, alarmed, Walslngham was
kneeling, chafing the small hands when
a quick, startled cry from Chesson, who
now ran up, caused him to raise his
"What is the matter?" he ejaculated,
half Irritably.
"It is she?" cried the young man,
throwing himself on his knees. "Oh,
Walsingham, for heaven's love, say she
is not dea!d"
"She���who?" was the sharp demand.
"She for whom I have been waiting,
watching���she whom," his voice trembled and sank, "I love!"
"Pshaw!" but his tono lacked its habitual cynicism. "Far better help me
to restore tho poor child. It is evident
she slipped on the wet moss, and in falling struck her temple. Had we not
beon near, drowned she surely must
have been."
Harry Chesson's brain swam, his heart
felt sick at the idea. Reverently he put
the long, wet hair from the pale cheek;
trembling, he chafed the brow, the hand
he hold.
Abruptly he drew back, coloring, half
confused, as one detected in guilt. The
girl's eyes���clear as crystal, blue as violets���had opened, and, after wondering-
ly regarding Walslngham, had wandered
to him.
"Where am I? What has happened?"
she whispered, faintly.
"Pray do not be alarmed," said Walslngham���Chesson could not speak. "You
slipped on the stepping-stones, that is
all. Wo were near to help you. All Is
right now."
Her recollection was returning.
A vivid blush dyed her cheek.
"Ah, I remember! Thank you very
much!" she murmured, In confusion trying to rise.
Walsingham aided her; Chesson stood
aside. He noted her confusion, and
guessed she could accept aid better from
an older than a younger man. Yot how
ho envied his friend!
Rising to her feot, leaning against a
tree, she shivered.
"You must get home at onco, young
lady.," said Walslngham, gently. "Your
dress is wet; I fear you will tako cold it
you romaln still. Can you walk with
"Oh, yes, I can walk even without,"
sho replied, quickly. "I am better how,"
trying to press iho water from hor
clothes. Then, fixing her eyos upon
them with a glance neither forgot, sho
added: "I know 1 owo my llfo to you���
indeed I am grateful; but���I cannot
think of words now to thank you!"
"Oh, pray let us defer thanks until
lator!" laughed Walslngham, to put her
at oase. "Wo must think of dry clothes
first.    I trust you do not live far?"
"No, quito near."
"Will vou try to get there? Wo will
accompany you."
"Oh, indood I would not trouble you.
There is no need!" sho exclaimed.
But when sho made an attempt to
move, sho had to admit there was, and
accepted Harry Chesson's arm; for Walsingham, stepping back, had signed him
to advance. Ho had even done him a
greater kindness. lie left him en tete-a-
"I will go back and collect our fishing-
tackle," he had said. "We will meet at
the inn."
His friend had given him a look that
said as plainly as words:
"I'll never forget this. You havo
made me your debtor for life!"
Then they two went along the bank
among tho ferns and tree-trunks; while
Matthew Walslngham, re-crossing the
stepping-stones, returned to where they
had so hastily abandoned their rods,
gathered them up, and strolled to the
"If ever woman looked worthy a good
man's strong love, truly she does," he reflected, as ho went. "But did ever woman yet?"
It was nearly an hour before Chesson
rejoined him. His step had a greater
buoyancy, his oyes a clearer light; a
smile was on his face.
"Well," said  Walslngham, sitting in
the window soat without his pipe:
" 'Prltheo why so gay, fond lover?
Prithee why so gay?'"
"You may laugh," exclaimed Harry
Chesson, brightly. "Cynic as you are,
you will confess that she is beautiful���
worthy a life's devotion!"
Walfingham shrugged his shoulders.
"An Aphrodite, arisen���not from sea-
foam, but the eddies of a trout-stream."
"Nevertheless beautiful, old man. A
wager���thou Diogenes, thou Tlmon,
thou Apemantus���thou shalt be converted to a ploasant, kinder thought of
woman and jEnone shall convert you."
Matthew Walsingham looked quickly
"iEtone!" he repeated. "Ye powers,
what a name! So you have discovered
"Her mother called her by It. Her
mother, who, hearing her daughter's
story, prays you to accompany me to
her cottage two hours honce, to receive her thanks, or���"
"Absurdl Or what?"
"She Is so grateful, that if the mountain will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet
must come to the mountain."
"Not if I know lt," exclaimed Walslngham starting up, "A scene in this rustic
inn I A weeping, grateful parent���and,
shall I add, a match-making mother."
"Say what you please. I am too content to care. Only you will come with
me, Walslngham?"
"Yes, I do not mind. I'll go to take
care of you, my poor friend, after brief
reflection," in a serio-comic tone. "Now,
let's have done with the subject, Romeo,
until we start. Remeniber I am not a
lover, and need dinner.
When through the soft summer evening twilight, the two started for the cottage, Walsingham half regretted that a
curiosity he would not confess,' had
urged him to give the promise he had.
Outwardly cynical, inwardly kind,
generous, he hated to be thanked. Still
there was no avoiding it now.
"What Is this lady's name?" he asked,
"I do not know. How, In the joy and
tho alarm, could I ask it. But she is a
"And the father?"
"She Is a widow; and has been very
beautiful.   There is the cottage."
It was a simple thatched dwelling,
rendered pretty by roses and honeysuckle, and if not absolutely bespeaking
indigence, showed small signs of wealth.
"My friend," remarked Walslngham,
sententlously, "when poverty looks In at
the door, love makos his bow at the window. You would prove an excellent
parti to Miss vEnone."
"Apemantus!" exclaimed Chesson,
gavly, as coming under the porch, he
tapped lightly at tho door. It was instantly opened by the widow herself, a
slim, fair-haired lady, attired in plain,
dark garments.
"Oh, you have come!" sho ejaculated
in a soft, sweet voice. "How kind of
you, gentlemen! Pray enter. My
daughter is lying down; I feared the
chill, so kept her in her room."
Walslngham cast a whimsical glanco
at his friend, whose gayety had at once,
ho knew, sunk to zero, as thoy followed
the lady Into tho parlor. It was plainly
adorned by those little touches, and
books and flowers, which spoak both of
refinement and taste.
On the table stood a lamp. Reaching
a chair, the widow turnod to bring It
for her guosls, when her eyes rested on
the faco of the elder, who stood In the
full light. Harry Chesson saw herex-
pression change to amaze, blended with
terror. A cry burst Jfrom her lips, sho
"Matthew Walslngham! Oh! heaven
be merciful to me!"
Then she dropped on tho chair, her
faced bowed on her hands, as sho hoard
her friend's voice, huskily tremulous:
"Laura Greenlees!    Here!"
Thon a hand was put on his arm, and
Walsingham, whispered:
"Leave us, Chesson, dear lad."
Instant!) ho obeyed. As ho drew to
the door ho was aware of the widow on
her knees, her hands extended, her voice
full of passionate pleading as she cried:
"Oh, Matthew, hear mo! Pardon���
Harry Chesson paced the lane In view
of tho cottage waiting. He was surprised, bewildered. What did It all
moan? Would Walsingham explain?
Who was this lady���jEnono's mother?
It was closo upon an hour afterwards
when Walslngham camo out.
"You havo waited," ho said, and Chesson observed a change in his voice, It
was softer. "Thank you! We will not
go to tho cottago again to-night; let us
return to tho Inn; I have much to tell
Ho had slipped his arm into the
other's, and they already woro proceeding down the lane.
"You know Mrs. Greenlees?" hesltatod
"Not Greenlees now, Marsland," said
Walslngham, in a low tono. "Chesson,
sho was tho only woman I ever loved���
loved as fow men do. 1 believed my affection returned, I was accopted, our
marriage day was fixed. It arrived; I
was ready���all were ready, only one person was missing���tho bride���Laura had
fled. When I heard of her again she
was wedded to Arthur Marsland!"
Ho paused a second, then wont on:
"I must bo brief; things seemed to
speak for themselves. I gavo her no
further thought���or tried not to; and
condemning Laura, condemned all her
"But!" suggested Chesson, eagerly,
"thero has boen an explanation!"
"Yes! It���it appears that this fellow
had  Inveigled  her when a girl  Into a
correspondence; at one time she had be-
lievod she loved him; he, soon after her
acquaintance with me, mado hor fear
him. Her���her love for me, made her
more sensitive that tho foolish past
should not reach my ears; sho fought
her persecutor to the last, until the
eleventh hour���then her courage failed;
she could fight no longer; she yielded to
his threats, and sacrificed her happiness
to save her folly being revealed. Now,
dear boy, vou know all. Will you go on
first?   I will follow."
# * # * ��
Before the summer of the next year
Harry Chesson and iEnone Marsland
were married, the bride being given
away by her stepfather���Matthew Walsingham.
As the young pair were about to start
on their tour, Chesson, stepping to Walsingham, while .lEnone embraced her
mother, whispered merrily:
"Well, Diogenes, have I won my
"You have, my son! If that philosopher never discovered an honest man, I
have discovered a woman worthy of a
man's love; nay, the devotion of a life!"
The Arabian Mare.
The most marked equine distinction
between the African and Asiatic Arabs
is that the latter ride marcs, while the
former use stallions. I have reason to
believe that far out on the Libyan desert
proper the same rule as to mares prevails. But on the edge of tho desert the
stallion Is preferred. Among the Syrian
Bedouins the reverse is the case. The
mare is the darling of tho Sheik; the pet
of the family. Sho Is treated as a child;
far better really than the chlldron. The
most perfect of the stallions are kept;
t(ie rest are sent to tbe cities for sale.
This accounts for the fact that the traveler sees only stallions.
The price paid for a good average 4-
year-old horse delivered In Damascus or
Jerusalem runs from 830 to $50; a fine
horse costs $70 to $100. There is no
price put on a stunner; you must negotiate as for a homestead���perhaps as you
would for a wife.
The high bred Arabian desert mares
are always kept in condition. They are
thin, and their naturally small frame
make them appear more so. "You raise
buffaloes, not horses," an Arab of the
desert will say to the owner of a fine,
well rounded stallion. The splendid
beauty of the Arabian, as we understand
it, is to him a delusion. He has but one
test���race, and the speed and endurance
which ought to come of race. The
Arabians which the ordinary traveler
picks out as the finest are those which
811 the eye; the finest mare In the desert
may be far from a beauty; she is "a
rum 'n to look at, but a devil to go."���
Harper's Magazine.
Abandoned New England Farms.
Nine hundred and seventy-eight of
these abandoned or partially abandoned
farms In Massachusetts were reported
to the state board of agriculture in 1892,
over three hundred In New Hampshire,
and as many more in Vermont and in
Connecticut. Touching the causes of this
abandonment tho report says: "There
is a strange fascination in city life which
has always existed and which leads
many who are under Its spell to prefer
poverty and privation in the cltv to independence and comfort in the country.
This fascination is Intensified by the undoubted benefits which the city offers to
those within or near tt. And yet it must
be admitted that the promise which leads
to the abandonment of country life is
frequently unfulfilled. The movement
from the country toward the city may
affect, indeed has affected, the labor
market in two ways; it may lead to a
dearth of agricultural labor In the depleted districts, thus adding to tho burdens which In too many cases the farmer
bears, and it may intensify the competition to which the city laborer is
subjected both as to employment and
as to wages. This competition reacts
upon those who come to the city for the
purpose of improving their fortunes,only
to find the opportunities open to them
constantly growing less. On the other
hand the life of tho farmer, notwithstanding its burdens, was never so easy
in many respects as at present. The improvements due to modern inventions
have lightened farm labor, while the
railroad, the telegraph and the press
have brought the most retired farms
Into communication with tho activities of
the age. Tlie farmer may not be able
to amass wealth, nor can tho majority
of those in cities hope to do so. He is
generally suro of a comfortablo living
as a reward of his toil, and the contingencies that affect his employment are
usually no greater than those affecting
employment In cities. If opportunities
for large profits are not open to him, he
Is relieved from the risk incidental to
such opportunities. That some of tho
burdens under which he suffers might
be and ought to be romoved is undeniable, but there arc those in the city,
working for low wages, liable to periodical employment, to whom life upon the
abandoned farm would offer an agreeable change, only they must first be
convinced that the change Is desirable."
Four Hundred and Eighty Cases of Blna-
mlte Shipped Contraband.
A Hopeful's Letter.
The London Spectator publishes a copy
of a "genuine letter" from a lad at
school to his mother. After complaining
generally of tho school, and narrating
some trifling mishaps that had befallen
him tho young gentleman says: "I hope
Matilda's cold is better. I am glad she
is not at schulo. I think I have got consumption. The boys at this place are not
gentlemanly, but of course you did not
know this when you sent me here. I
will try not to got bad habits. The
trowsors have worn out at tho knees. I
think the tailor must havo cheated you,
the buttons havo come off, and thoy aro
loose behind. 1 don't think tho food is
good, but I should not mind it if I was
stronger. Tho ploco of meat I send you
is off the beef wo had on Sunday, but on
other days It Is more stringy. Thore
are black beadles in the kitchon and
sometimes they cook them in the dinnor,
which cant be wholosome when you aro
not strong. * * * * do not mind my
being so uncomfortable because 1 do not
think 1 shall last long. Please send me
some more money as 1 o 8d. if you
cannot spare it i think i can borrow it of
a boy who is going to leave at the half
quarter, but perhaps you wd. not liko to
be under an obligations to his parents as
they are trades-people. I think you deal
at their shop.���Yr. loving but retched
Three enormous squashes are being exhibited at Vancouver, The largest
weighs 118 pounds. They camo from
Madrid, Nov. 6.���The terrible disaster which wrecked tho port of Santander
and dostroyed hundreds of lives sent a
thrill through Spain. The Cabo Machi-
chaco, a Spanish steamship belonging to
Bilboa, caught fire about three o'clock
Friday afternoon. The origin of the fire
is unknown, but it was soon beyond the
control of the ship's crew. The local
fire department and a detachment of the
civic guard were sent to the scene and
the leading municipal authorities aided
in the effort tc save the steamer. In the
meantime thousands of peoplo crowded
to the quay and through the promenades
contiguous to It. The fire quickly ignited the petroleum which formed a part of
the cargo. Twenty cases of dynamite
which were registered on the ship's
papers had been carried ashore, but the
ship also had on board 480 cases more
which did not appear on the papers and
of which the authorities had no knowledge.
About 4:30 o'clock the ship's boiler
burst with a terrible report, and soon
after thore was another terrific detonation. The steamer seemed to open in
half, sending a blazo of fire skyward,
over which a clowd of smoke rested for
several minutes. The report was of
such awful intensity that it shook the
earth for miles around; caused houses
to totter; smashed every window within
the radius of a rifle shot, and filled the
air with a mass of flying Iron, burning
wood, blackened timbers and scorched
beams, which soon after fell upon the
neighboring houses, scattering death
and destruction wherever It crushed
downward. The explosion shot tons of
iron ore, which composed the ship's
cargo, into the air, where it was mingled with burning fragments of the steamship, tug and wooden quay, as well as
with the mangled bodies of hundreds of
unfortunate people who were hurled upward, and the falling of this horrible
mass can be better imagined than described. The flaming splinters set fire
to hundreds of buildings, causing a
frightful panic.
The force of the explosion of dynamite
caused such a concussion that tt actually
sunk hundreds of small craft in the harbor, in addition to setting fire to a large
number of other vessels and starting conflagrations upon several of the large
ships, including the Alfonso XII, which
vessel caught fire so suddenly and burned so fiercely that forty of her crew lost
their lives on board. The damage to
foreign shipping is said to be very great.
For some time after the disaster the
people were positively stunned with
dismay and horror, and then followed a
panic, during which hundreds of people
are reported to have gone stark mad,
while the vast majority were so paralyzed with fear and the shock that they
were Incapable of moving to the assistance of the dying or making any effort
to extinguish the flames, which began to
spread with the most alarming.rapidity.
Along the quay and promenade mangled and blackened corpses were scattered
here and there or tn heaps, in many
cases upon the wounded and dying,
whose fearful shrieks of agony filled the
air. Over a hundred people are said to
have been precipitated Into the sea by
the explosion, and there met death. A
train just arrived was wrecked by the
explosion and set on lire, a majority of
its passengers being burned to death.
Soon after the explosion whole blocks
opposite the quay were blazing, and
other portions of the city were also in
flames. In the midst of tho horrible
panic a few men retained presence of
mind enough to ride to the next railway
station and send telegrams to the Government and the authorities of other cities,
imploring succor. Tho cities of Val-
ladolld, Burges, Bilbao and Barcelona
Immediately took steps to assist tho
stricken city. Largo forces of troops
were also dispatched. Tho monetary
loss sustained is enormous.
No further news has been received
from Santander. Many doctors and
nurses, in addition to those already sent,
have been dispatched to the stricken cltv.
The loss of life has not yet been determined, but some hundreds of dead bodies
havo been identified, while others will
nevor be recognized from among the
mass of blackened trunks, heads and
limbs which have beeu gathered togethor
in a heap. A man was killed by a piece
of Iron falling at Pemy Casillo, two
kilometers distant from where the steamer was blown up. Tho steamer's anchor
fell 800 yards from whore the explosion
took place. Many details of the explosion and lire are still lacking, owing to
the fact that telegraphic and postal communications have not been restored.
Santander was lately among the most
prosperous towns in Spain but tho disaster which has overtaken it will require
many years to repair.
The whole country is indignant at the
criminal conduct of the captain and crew
ol the Cabo Machlchanco as well as the
criminality of those who shipped contraband 480 cases of dynamite, the general opinion being that the Government
must take Immediate steps to punish the
people who shipped the dynamite, as the
death of the captain and crew of the
steamer Is but poor compensation to
thousands of victims and the destruction
caused by their crimlnalty.
London, Nov. 5.���The Madrid correspondent of the Times says : Up to tho
time of sending this dispatch 125 bodies
havo been identified and buried at Santander.
Sir John's Statue.
Tho statue of Sir John A. Macdonald,
which was unveiled at Hamilton, Ont.,
on No\r. 1st by Sir John Thompson, Is
cast In bronze. It is 8 feet 3 Inches In
height, and represents Sir John with a
closely buttoned frock coat standing in
easy posturo with tho right, arm slightly
extended as though addressing an audience. Tho statuo stands on a pyramid-
shaped podostal, 11 foot high, of groy
Now Brunswick granite. Tho name of
oach Provlnco Is carved upon tho pedestal, and upon tho front Is carved a
shield with an Inscription bearing tho
name, "The Right Hon. John Aloxandor
Macdonald," with his titles, date and
place of his birth und death, and at the
bottom of tho shield the words: " A
Canadian statesman who valued British
institutions as the the true basis of tho
strength and prosperity of the Dominion." Tho statue is tho work ot Wade,
of London, Eng., the sculptor, and cost
$6,000, exclusive of the pedestal, the
amount being raised by private subscription by Hamilton citizens.
Hiud, the tailor. at
More Arctic Explorers.
An expedition for exploring an un
known region of the Arctic is being organized in Washington. Robert Stein,
of the United States geological survey,
conceived tho idea of it, originally. The
party to consist of not less than eight
men, proposes to leave St. John's, Newfoundland, in May, 1894, roturning in
October of the same year. Thus only
ono summer will be occupied In prosecuting the enterprise, which will be conducted on a rather novel plan. The customary avenue of approach to the pole
has been by way of Smith Sound, tho
northward continuation of Baffin Bay,
because that route seemed to point almost straight to the long-sought goal of
arctic oxplorers. As a result the shores
of both sides of that route have been
pretty well mapped out by a series of
expeditions, beginning with Inglelield's
and ending with Greely's. At the same
timo the readily accessible avenues leading westward have been neglected. Thus,
although the east shore of the Ellesmere
Land is well known, the west shore remains unoutlined on the maps. According to the Washington Star, it is now
proposed to trace the unknown shore as
far as can be dono in one summer, from
a base of operations always within easy
reach. That base will be at the entrance
of Jones Sound, on the route pursued bv
whaling steamers which annually frequent the whaling ground in Lancaster
Sound. The expedition will take passage on one of thoso whaling vessels and
will be landed at tho south end of Ellesmere Land. Here the party will erect
a house fit to pass the winter in, should
lt bo necessary to do so, with provisions
enough for two years. Two men will
remain to guard this depot and make
observations. The others will travel
westward along tho unknown shore as
far as they can go. A preliminary trip
of two weeks will determine the best
mode of travel, whether by launch, by
whaleboat, or by sledge, and will serve
at the same time to establish an advance
depot. At the end of 80 days the explorers will be back at tho main depot.
On a specified day in September the
steamer will call for them at a specified
place and will take them back to St.
John's. By taking advantage of a
whaler whose ordluary pursuit leads It
in exactly the same direction the expedition will avoid the heavy expense of
chartering a special ship. The base of
operations will be within 80 miles of the
whaling grounds in Lancaster Sound,
annually frequented by eight or ten
powerful steamers. The explorers will
start with their strength at the highest,
because fresh from a fresh diet. Their
provisions will be fresh from the market.
They will not start from the depot until
they have seen two years' provisions deposited on dry land behind them in a
fire-proof house capable of affording
perfect protection should they fail,
through any unforseen accident, to reach
any of the returning steamers in the
autumn of tho same year. They will
have before them the certainty of discovering a new shore about equal in
length to the distance from Washington
to Boston; for the land which' has 450
miles of east coast must have at least
as much west coast. The sea to tho
west of that coast will probably bo
found studded with islands, for such is
the case at its southern approaches. The
expedition expects to settle the interesting question whether Hayes Sound,
dividing Ellesmere Land from Grlnnell
Land, is a bay or strait���a question
which both Nares and Greely regretfully
loft unsolved. At the same time two
Important lines of work will be carried
on at the depot. Pendulum observations
will be made with the most Improved
appliance, and magnetic phenomena will
be studied by photographic methods.
Neither of these two kinds of observations has ever been made at so high a
latitude with all the perfection permitted
by recent methods. Special attention
will be devoted to the geology of the
region. There is no reason why the
rocks of that land should not contain as
valuable minerals as any in lower latitudes, and since in summer a large part
of Ellesmere Land Is free from Ice and
snow, the rocks will be accessible to observation.
The whales leave Lancaster Sound In
August and nobody knows where they
go. Since they do not go north to Smith
Sound it is not Impossible that they go
to northwest, and in that case the expedition may discover whaling grounds
as profitable, perhaps, as those of Lancaster Sound. How valuable this discovery would be may bo gathered from
the fact that a single whale Is worth as
much as $12,000, and a whaling ship has
been known to return with a cargo worth
$40,000. The whole expedition will not
occupy more than six months, and the
expenses will average, at most, $1,200
per man, making a total of $9,000 for a
party of eight.
Not the usual Anesthetic.
The drummer had told a commercial
story, says the Detroit Free Press, and
the dentist, who had been extracting
much pleasure therefrom, followed with
a professional yarn.
"At one time In my early practice In
a country town," ho said, "there came
to me a very nervous woman to have a
tooth extracted. Sho carried on so that
I could scarcely get her into the chair,
and as soon as I put the forceps near
her mouth she screamed and bounced
arouud so I couldn't do anything with
her. After two or three visits, each
worse than tho other, I suggested that
I take her to the nearest large town,
where a dontist administered gas. Well,
the tooth hurt her so that at last she
consented and I took her there���about
twenty-five miles���by rail. I wont armed
with a pair of forceps, as a matter of
habit, and when we got to the place and
she saw tho gas bag and the other appliances she had them worse than before
and I had to give it up and take her
back home. I was thoroughly provoked
and felt like taking a club to her, but
she had money and was paying for hor
foolishness, so I tried to restrain my
feelings. About ten miles out of town,
as the train was plunging along at the
rate of 20 miles an hour and she was
holding her jaw and I was holding mine
in the seat beside her, we struck a broken rail and the last thing I knew wo
were rolling down an embankment and
being piled up at tbe bottom in a very
promiscuous fashion. I don't know how
it came about, but I wasn't hurt much,
and when my sonscs were fully restored
I dragged my patient out through a window and laid her on a bank near by.
She was pretty badly bruised and had
been knocked senseless, and as I was
endeavoring to restore hor a brilliant
thought occurred to me. The next moment I had out my forceps and tho next
I had out the confounded tooth. Two
hours later ono of the physicians who
had been summoned had restored her to
consciousness, and, as she opened her
eyes and saw me standlug beside her
she clapped her hand to her jaw and exclaimed:
" 'Oh, doctor, I knew it would be terrible, but I didn't think it would be so
bad as that. However, though, it is out
at last.'
"Then she went to sleep, und it was
a week before she knew the real facts
in the case."
"Did she pay you anything extra?"
queried the drummer, doubtfully.
"No," smiled the dentist, "but tho railroad company did���5,000���and I got
His If it was Ready.
An anecdote Is told In connection with
the famous race horso Blinkhoodle which
proves the value of a ready wit. A quarter of a century or so ago the horse in
question was favorite for the Goodwood
cup and Mr. Henry Chaplin had backed
hlin for a lot of money.
The day beforo tho race he rocelved a
message from George Bloss, his trainer,
that the horse had pulled up a little
sore after his morning gallop. It might
be nothing at all, but ho thought It well
to Inform him. Mr. Chaplin at once
went to his friend, Lord Royston, and
asked him to hedgo some of his money,
which Lord Royston did, and on the day
of the race it was found that tho mishap
to Blinkhoodle was greater than was
imagined���so much so that Mr. Chaplin
put himself in the hands of tho stewards
and Admiral Rous, asking them to decide whethor the horse was to run or not.
Their decision was that there would be
risk of breaking him down If he did run,
which Mr. Chaplin was not obliged to
incur. Accordingly the horso was
This gave dissatisfaction to some people, who even Imagined that Lord Royston had got hold of lt that the horse
was amiss and had laid against him for
hlmsolf. At the next election at Cambridge, when his lordship was a candidate, ho was interrupted In his speoch
by a man In tho audlonco, who called
"How about Blinkhoodle?"���no doubt
thinking that it was a home thrust that
would disconcert the speakor. But the
latter was moro than equal to the occasion, as ho quickly replied: "Bllnkhoodlo
was a horse, sir; but you aro an ass."
This evoked peals of laughter; Indeed
many of Lord ltoyston's friends were
wont to assert for years afterward that
this smart rejoinder won him the election.
Many Nationalities There.
Of tho 2,008 counted victims of the
Louisiana coast floods, only fifty-three
wore negroes. Thero aro few colored
people in the section visited by tho storm.
Thev are a mixed-np people in that part
of Louisiana. The predominating races
are Acadians, Austrians, Creoles, Islln-
gues, Italians, Manillamen, Chinese and
Spaniards, the number of each ranging
in the order named.
Tho Acadians are descendants of the
peoplo who have been Immortalized in
Longfellow's poem, Evangeline. Those
peoplo have large families, frequently
from twelve to fifteen children each.
The Manillamen are full-blooded Tagals
from the Philippine Islands; these people had no women among them; they
only had one stove in tho whole colony,
and they eat their fish raw. They fraternize well with the Chinese, and are
treated by the whites on equal terms.
The people called Austrians are genuine
Slavs, generally Morlachs from Dalma-
tla. They speak Italian, a relic of the
days when Venice ruled Dalmatia. They
are all fishermen and are an industrious,
bold and hardy people. The Islingues
arc the descendants of a colony of Canary Islanders who camo over to Louisiana during the Spanish invasion. They
have a dash of the Berber blood of the
Canary aborigines and are darker than
the average Spaniard. Scattered among
these various people are a few Americans
and Germans and many Creoles.
In spite of their propinquity, theso
races generally live separate, and one
can, In travelling a few miles, find settlements of pure-blooded people of each
nationality. This is a remarkable fact,
as many families are natives who can
count their American descent back for
ten or a dozen generations. They live
in the swamps and lowlands, and this
accounts for the terrible destruction of
life by the storm. They control the entire fishing Industry, but the packing
houses for oysters and shrimps are
owned by Americans. There were 1,800
fishermen lost in the floods; the others
were sailors, traders, storekeepers and
farmers. Tho absence of negroes is due
to the fact that they have been driven
out by tho overwhelming numbers of these
queer people.���Troy Times.
The Weapons of the Fuegians.
The weapons used by the Fuegians
are the sling, the spear, the bow and the
arrow. The sling consists of a circular
piece of sealskin, to which are attached
the thongs of the same, and the missile
employed is a rounded pebble. In the
use of this weapon tho natives havo attained to a really wonderful degree of
dexterity, being able to hit an object no
bigger than a man's head from a distance of thirty yards. The spear handles are about eight feet long, and consist of young stems of the winter's bark
tree. They are tlppod with sharp pieces
of obsidian, and are mainly usod for
killing porpoises and otters, but sometimes also for capturing tho largo-sized
fish which frequent tho kelp. The bow,
also fashioned from tho wintor's bark,
is about throo and a half feet long, and
Is strung with twisted gut. The arrows
are polished, neatly feathered and tipped
with barbs of flint or occasionally variously colored glass. The glass from
which tho arrow tips aro made is supplied by bottlos obtained from passing
vessels, and In fashioning these barbs
considerable ingenuity is displayed. A
portion of broken bottle Is laid upon a
flat stone with Its edge slightly projecting. Little bits of glass are carefully
chipped off by means of a piece of bone
until tho requisite shape is obtained,
and tho tips aro then fastened to tho
shaft with line fibres of seal gut. In
the absence of glass tho natives employ
pieces of flint or other hard stono, which
thoy fashion generally in tho shape of a
barb. In fact thoso pooplo, like tho Andaman Islandors, aro still In tho stono
age. Theso weapons described are employed for hunting purposes only. In
warfare reliance Is placod upon rudo clubs
and heavy stonos, which are grasped with
both hands.
HntD, tho tailor.
Mcdonald bros
Best Hungarian Flour $4.75 per Barrel.
Granulated Sugar 15 lbs. for $1.00.
Yellow Sugar 16 lbs. for $1 .OO.
Currants 12 lbs. for $1 .OO.
Raisins 12 lbs. for $1.00.
American Coal Oil $1.60 oer Can.
All Other Goods at Equally Low Prices for Gash.
Gash   must  accompany  all
:-:   orders.   :-:
Mcdonald  brothers,
720 Columbia Street, New Westminster, B. C. 8
Heavy Criminal Docket.
The Pall Assizes opened at Westminster
on Wednesday last, Justice McCreight
presiding. There was an unusually
heavy docket, consisting of the following
criminal cases:
Albert Stroebel and David Eyerly, for
the murder of John Marshall, at Huntingdon on May 15th last.
Petor and Jack, for the murder of A.
E. Pitendrlgh, at Westminster, Oct.27th,
Jack Myers, alias Ben Kennedy, for
murder on June 26th, at Reed Island.
Walter Sangster, murder of an Indian,
Sept. 13th, at Vancouver.
C. McLaughlin, grevious bodily harm,
July 4th, Vancouver.
Poter Browr.. rape, Aug. 29th, Westminster
William Walter, abduction, Aug. 29th,
Patrick Kane and P. Adams, larceny,
Oct. 5th, Liverpool.
Tupper Thompson, seduction, April 1st,
1892, Vancouver.
Charley and Ah Sam, escape from penitentiary, July 8th, Westminster.
J. Spiors, perjury, July 26th, Westminster.
At 11 a.m. Wednesday morning tho
Law Courts were packed to the doors.
The Bench was occupied by Mr. Justico
McCreight, who presided, and Judges
Hole and Harrison.
The following composed the Giand
Jury: Messrs. W J. Brewor (foreman),
J, C. Henderson, H. Alexander, G. W.
Gillv, P. J. Coulthard, H. N. Rich, H. M.
Burwoll, H. Mole, G. P. Slater, E. J.
McPcely, D. P. Nelmes, G. McKoen, Geo.
Rawllson, D. C. Wobber, J. E. McQuar-
rle, C. A. Coldwell. Messrs. R. Matheson, C. D. Rand, R. M. Prlpp. Some
whoso names were called, were not present.
His Lordship addressed the Grand
Jury in opening the proceedings iu a
manner evidently calculated to take up
as little as possible of tho .valuable time
of bench, bar and people. His outline
of the crimes alleged to have been committed, as act forth on tho docket, and
the evidence, was brief, businesslike and
His Lordship's directions on the deposition before the Grand Jury upon tho four
murder indictments were distinctly in
favor of finding true bills. Taking the
case of Myers, alias Kennedy, as first,
and most important, he pointed out the
fact shown that at least one of tho eyewitnesses to the killing of O'Connor was
not so much under the influence of liquor,
if at all, as to detract from tho value of
his evidence. He touched lightly upon
the possible existence of extenuating circumstance and left that phase with the
jury. Passing on to the killing of A.
Pittendrigh in this City a year ago, of
which two Indians Peter and Jack stood
accused, His Lordship described tho nature and grade of the ground at Albert
Crescent, the scene of tho tragedy and
the direction of the fatal shot. He showed
how the accused Indians had attempted
to incriminate the Indian woman, Mary,
and also the various circumstances in
cvldenco which showed the impossibility
of hor having fired the shot, and of the
Indians having in their possesssion a rifle
of the same calibre as the bullet taken
from the brain of the murdered man.
He next touched upon tho caso of Re-
gina vs. Stroebel and Eyerly for the
murder of Marshall at Huntingdon last
May, alluding to the strong chain of
evidence which must be carefully considered in every link.
His Lordship then took up the cases of
lesser Importance dwelling at some length
upon those of Walter, accused of tho
abduction of Miss Robertson and of Spiers
indicted for perjury. In conclusion, he
reminded the Jury that when they came
into the Court with bills to present there
must be at least 12 jurymen present.
The Court then adjourned for 20 minutes when the Jury returned a true bill
in the caso of Kegina vs. Peter Brown,
accused of rape at Westmtnster on the
39th of August last. Another adjournment was then taken for lunch.
At 12.10 p.m. Court was resumed, Mr.
Justice Bole presiding. Tho Grand Jury
presented true bills in the cases of Ee-
glna vs. Adams and Kane for larceny at
The case of Reglnavs. Brown, charged
with rape upon an Indian woman of the
Fort Rupert tribe, named Lucy, was then
re-takon up.
Tho evidence in this case is not fit to
publish. Bad characters, ail. The Jury
only remained out three minutes, when
the foreman presented a unanimous
verdict of "not guilty," and on motion
of Mr. Henderson, the Court discharged
the prisoner.
The next case called was that of Ee-
gina vs. Kane and Adams, charged with
larcouy at Liverpool, B. C. Mr. Morrison appeared for the accused Adams, and
submitted reasons which appeared to be
sufficient, and the case was allowod to
stand over pending tho appearance
again of the Grand Jury, who when they
came in presented ''No Bill" in tho case
of Reglna vs. Ah Sam, charged with attempt to escape from the Penitentiary.
The jury was then sworn as follows:
.1. Bonnor (Foreman), J. E. Knight, A.
McKerchoIr, A. E. Rook, J. Flett, J.
Ridley, P. Allen, J. Peck, Jr., H. O. Pos-
���ter. A. Ferguson, H. Collins, H. J. Now-
The larceny case was then resumed but
developed no very Interesting phases.
The old Indian Peol was the first witness, Johnny Wise acting as Interpreter.
Witness related tho disappearance of his
goods and chattels, to wit. some bear
traps, tools, etc. He knew both prisoners; saw them close to his storehouse
on the (i.N.R. The boar traps and
icktas wore produced and sworn to by
wltusss as his.
Other Indian witnesses gave evidence
and the caso dragged on its somewhat
weary length, as Indian cases usually
do, taking up tho greater part of tho
George Kennedy, a white man, was at
last called, and swore to tho blankets
and some other things in tho swag as
his property. Ho found tho things near
ithe Indian's traps hid In tho woods.
He know the prisoners. Thoy wero in
jail then, lie saw them the same evon-
Ing the goods wero found near Prank
Adams' tent. Ho saw Kane como out
of the woods near the hidden swag.
Adams had his own blankots and a rifle
in the tent.
John Chllds said he had mot the prisoners on the night of tho robbory heading towards Liverpool. This was about
1) p.m. They wore carrying blankets,
red ones, and a tent. Ho was eloso to
This ended tho case for the prosecution.
The Grand Jury here brought in true
bills in the cases of Reglna vs. Jack
Meyers alias Ben Kennedy for murder of
O'Connor; Reglna vs. Spiers for perjury,
and a bill of common assault against
Spiers charged with robberv and doing
grievous bodily harm. TheJGrand Jury
further presented that one of the witnesses in the Kennedy case named Henk-
ley had been intimidatod by a brother of
Kennedy's, who had warned him to be
careful what he said in evidence at the
assizes. This the jury thought was contrary to tho interests of justice, and
should bo stopped promptly.
His Lordship handed the presentment
to the Deputy Attorney-General, and reminded him that he was the person upon
whom the duty devolved of seeing that
this serious matter was carefully investigated; and hoped that ho would have
it looked into at onco, and the offender
made to answor for the offence.
Tho case of larceny was resumed, and
the prisoner Adams allowed to testify in
his own behalf, boing tho first time in
the Province of British Columbia that
���this privilege has been allowed on trial
for an iniictable offence. Tho prisoner
repudiated all knowledge of the robbery,
and swore he was on the south side of
tho river on a shooting expedition when
the robbery was said to have been committed. Ho had no connection with
Kane. He had worked for Mr. McGilli-
vray and for tho Gas Company at Vancouver.
In cross-oxamination he said he had
come over with Kane from Vancouver.
They had parted and he had not seen
him again until a few moments bofore ho
was arrested. When Chllds sworo that
he had seen him on the evening in question ho had told a lie. He and Kane had
no appointment at tho water tank where
thoy were arrested. Their meeting was
accidental. Kennedy had nevor askod
him if Kano was his partner.
To tho Court Adams said: "I swear I
never stole these things, and don't know
anything about thorn."
Mr. Morrison addressed the jury on
behalf of Adams and pointed out tho
manner in which his client had stood the
severe ordoal to which his evidonce had
been submitted In cross-examination.
Mr. Henderson, who was assigned by
the Court as counsel for the prisoner
Kane, declined to put his client in the
witness box, and askod the jury to note
the fact of unshaken testimony of Adams
and the contradictions in that of the
witnesses for the prosecution in some
parts, and a suspiciously exact agreement In other parts, which savored of
collusion. The reason ho did not put
his client in the box was that tho evidence being strongly against him, it be
camo necessary to call rebuttal test!
Mr. Smith made a short address on bo
half of the Crown and His Lordship said
that as it was now dinner timo he would
adjourn the Court beforo charging them
for tho reason that after they were
charged they would not be allowod to
take any refreshments till they had
agreed upon a verdict.
The Court stood adjourned till 8:15 and
the Jury retired in charge of Shoriff
In his charge to the jury on re-assembling, Mr. Justice Bole montioned tho
two counts in tho indictment, viz., "larceny" and "receiving goods knowing the
same to be stolen." His Lordship advised that the jury might find the prisoners not guilty of the first, and then
well weigh the evidence as applying to
the latter count. The Judgo called thoir
attention to the Criminal Code of 1892,
and taking tho evidence step by step,
weighing the same carefully and pointing their attention to the evidence of one
of the prisionors (Adams; said: If they
believed his story tho case for the Crown
was swept away." In the case of Kane,
the Judge continued, the jury might, if
they saw fit, separate it from that of
Adams. They were competent to acquit
one of the prisoners, while they found
the other guilty of unlawful receiving.
The men were before them. They could
take a good look at the prisoners and
draw their own conclusions to a certain
extent. He felt that he was leaving the
matter of fact to tho judgment of intelligent and sensible men iu which he had
every confidence.
Tho jury only remained out a few
minutes when they returned presenting
a verdict of acquittal of both the prisoners. Their counsel applied for their discharge when they were remanded by
His Lordship as a further charge of larceny of goods, the property of one Kennedy, was still on the docket against the
prisoners and they must remain in cus
tody pending further trial.
The Court thon adjourned until 10:30
In tho mattor of a change of venue
granted In tho caso of Reglna vs. Morton, one important witness In this city is
also entered upon the list of the Grand
Jury to find upon this indictment. It is
rumored that a plea of "nolle prosequi"
will be entered upon this account.
Chango of venue to Vancouver has
been granted in the following cases:
Johnston, larceny; Sangster, murder;
McLaughlin, grevious bodily harm.
The case against Tupper Thomson for
seduction will probably be erased, as
Thompson's whereabouts are unknown-
[The foregoing Is all we had room for
of the court proceedings this weok. On
Thursday and Friday tho court was occupied with the trial of Meyers for
murder, and no decision had been reached
up to the time of going to press.J
Mr. R. E. Smith, of Kamloops, was
the other day, whilst with a shooting
party in the hills beyond Kamloops, accidentally shot in the leg by Mr. T. H.
Armstrong. Ho now lies at home in
Kamloops In a serious condition, but
tinder the best of medical care.
A. Ferguson, barrister, of Ottawa,
gives notice of application to parliament
for the incorporation of a company to
construct a canal for navigation from a
point ou Burrard Inlet, near Port Moody,
thence easterly to a point on Pitt rivor,
in township 40 or township 9.
James Deans has returned from Chicago with tho siwashes who wero at tho
fair. He says tbo Indians behaved well
and enjoyed tho trip much, though glad
to get home owing to tho cold weather.
All the Indians have a number of trinkets, etc. They made a good sum, their
pay of $20 a month being as yet untouched.
The quarterly meeting of the directors
ot the Fruit Growers' Association was
held Tuesday afternoon. A programme
was arranged for tho annual meeting, to
be held at New Westminster on January
24th. Papers on different subjects were
assigned members, and the meeting
promises to be unusually interesting. It
was decided to send delegates to the
fruit growers' convention at Spokane ou
February 7th, and Mr. Okcll of Victoria
was named as a delegate.
The Kootonay Star says the Eevel-
stoko postofiico has handled moro mail
matter during the past summer and fall
than any other offico in tho interior.
This, of course, is on account of Bovel-
stokc being the chief entrance to West
Kootcnay, which has for about two
years been the eldorado for many thousands of prospectors and mining men
from all parts of the continent, and a
consequent augmentation of correspondence. Mails from oast and west for all
points on tho Columbia and Kootenay
rivers and Kootenay and Arrow lakes
aro made up at the Revelstoke office and
sent down bv steamer twice a woek,
averaging 18 bags per boat, tho Monday
boat usually carrying 20 bags. The
number of bags sent from this offico
avoragss 50 weekly.
A New Denver correspondent writes
under date of Oct. 30th, that tho end of
the present week the line from Nakusp
to Three Forks will be entirely located
and tho corps of engineers so long engaged on the work will be disbanded.
The various contractors are now hard at
work, and the right of w^y and grading
should be finished In six weeks, unless
the snowfall puts a stop to outdoor work.
A new survey of the proposed line from
Kaslo to Three Forks is also being made,
and three parties of engineers are already at work. This lino, if made, will
be a considerable help to New Denver
and the mines, as the competition be-
twoen the two railroads should keep
froight charges down to reasonable
News has been received announcing
tho death in Montreal of James Carson,
aged 50, a former British Columbia
minor and hotel keeper. Ho worked in
almost ovory mining camp in tho Province and became very popular among
the miners. lie crossed the continent
from his home in Montreal In 1862 when
the news of tho gold discoveries in Cariboo electrified the young mon in the east.
From the time of his arrival in the Province until he returned to his home In
Montreal seven years ago, Jim Carson
remained in the mining camps, following
and leading miners to new gold fields.
He worked in Cariboo and Peace river,
and afterwards settled in Casslar, where
with Mr. Clearihus he opened a hotel.
Several months ago he visited his old
mining friends in Victoria, expecting to
renew his health, which had failed. He
was not benefited, however, and returned
to Montreal In a very weak condition.
Xmas Goods.
For Sale.
For Sale, a Thoroughbred Berkshire Boar,
2 years old. The animal may be inspected iu
the Agricultural grounds. Westminster, during the Exhibition.
Brownsville or Clover Valley.
Hop Lee's Laundry.
The above is the popular Lanndi y of the
City. Rates are moderate, and tho work
is don
Rates  are	
done in a satisfactory manner.
A Country Home.
For Sale, a House and Two Choice Lots in
a progressive town in the country, convenient to New "Westminster. Within stone's
throw of railway depot. Suitable for u jobbing carpenter. Price $200, on easy terms.
The material of the building cost $300. For
particulars apply at office of the Pacifio
Canadian, New Westminster, or to tlie
owner, JOSEPH SHANNON. Cloverdale.
Bred Berkshire
The undersigned, breeder of Pure Bred
Berkshire Swine, lias always on hand pigs of
all ages, which will be sold at reasonable
prices.  Apply to
Cloverdale, B.C.
Have just opened out a fine line of goods
for the Holiday Trade.
Fancy Art,   Needle work  direct  from    London    England,
Dolls, Toys, Photo Albums,   Dressing Cases; also
a fine lines of Celluloid Frames.   Our stock
of Burlin Wools is now complete.
(Successors to W. H, Vianen.)
SHIPPING, HOTELS and FAMILIES supplied at lowest prices.
All kinds of FURS and SKINS purchased;
highest pricos given.
Warehouse and Storo���Front Street.
Telophone No. li.
Freezer, Ice House, &c���Lulu Island.
P. O. Box 440.
Two hundred tons of Irish earth havo
Just beon landed in Canada, having boon
imported by P. Rafforty, who Intends to
convert it into a gardon at his resldonco
at Hocholaga.
Littlo Bock, Ark., Nov. 3.���Several
years ago John Warliold, ex-shorlff and
collector of Desha county, stole $22,000.
Last Saturday his son returned from
British Honduras with tho information
that his father had died at Tegucigalpa
on July 31st. Young Warfield loft Kansas on July 14th and arrived at Tegucigalpa threo days after his father's death.
Warfield was know thero as Col. C. C.
Clomons, and was a brewor and Ico manufacturer. Ho was one of the wealthiest
citizens of the place. Hofore his death
ho addresed a letter to Vice-Consul Bur-
uand, to bo oponed aftor his death. This
letter disclosed his real name and tho
story of his dofalcatlon.
Mr. Uoorge Clapperton, of Nicola, says
that good seams of coal havo recontly
boon discovered by prospoctors.
Boston, Mass., Nov. !).���Prof. Hagon,
Harvard Collego. one of tho greatost
scientists of tho world is doad.
London, Nov. 7.���A despatch from Lisbon says that official confirmation has
been given to the report that the rebel
warship Bopublica rammed and sank the
Government transport Bio de Janeiro off
the Brazilian coast late In October. The
transport carried 1,300 troops, all of
whom went under with It. The Bio de
Janeiro was on the way from Bio do
Sul to the Capital when the Bopublica
made the attack.
Liverpool, Nov. 6.���Letters from Accra
on the West African Gold Coast, say that
the King of Ashantee was stoned to
death recently by insurgents in the
streets of Coomassie, his Capital. The
Ashantees have again attacked a tribe
protected by the British and 300 Houssas
under British officers havo started from
Bonny for tbo interior to punish them.
Belnforcomonts will be sent after them.
Trado on the Gold Coast Is at a standstill.
Marseilles, Nov. 0.���The strike of the
omployees of the streot car line assumed
a threatening aspect to-day. This morning a mob of over 5,000 assembled on
the Canneblorro, the principal stroot of
tho city, and overturned 15 cars. They
saturated one of the cars with petroleum
and set lire to it. Tho tracks havo been
torn up in a number of places. Yesterday several cars wero burned by tbe
strikors. Thoir demand is for more wages
and shorter hours,
London, Nov. 5.���Official confirmation
has beon received here by the Naval
authorities of news of tho death of two
seamen and two marines, and the injury
of five others, from tho British warships
Bongal, Bacor and Slrlus, near Bio
Janeiro. It appears tho vessels named
landed a party near Bio Janeiro in order
to obtain a supply of sand for holystoning tho decks. During thoir stay ashore
the British party approached the old
Brlzllian government powdor magazine,
which was protected by a detachment of
President Pelxoto's soldiers. Tho lattor,
seeing a number of seamen digging, believed they belonged to the rebel warships, and consequently, acting under
orders, the Brazilians blew up tho powdor magazine and killed and injured the
British sailors roforrod to.
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Thibet's Creok, Casslar, camo down on
tho City of Topeka. "Tho placer mines
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worked out. Thero are mountains of
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out as expected, thore will bo a lot of
mining in Casslar. Tho oro resembles
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assayed. A number of Casslar placer
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noar the Yukon Blvor and about 500
miles from tho present Yukon mines.
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