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The Vancouvel Advertiser.
Vol. 1.
VANCOUVER] B. C, TUESDAY, JUNE 28,1886.
No. 32.
VANQUISHED VANCOUVER'S VIM!
THE CHICAGO OF THE PA-
CBPIC LAtD IN ASHES,
Rut
Phoenix-Like Rise?. Therefrom.
3**-
vA.asroo"gsg
Full Report of the Great Disaster and its Consequences.
vaucoavei-, the terminus of the Cana
dian Pacific Railway, on the Paoifo eooet
•of tho Dominion, in the province of British Columbia, was completely destroyed
by fire on the afternoon of Sunday, 13lh
inst. The city, as a city, was scarcely six
weeks old, but during the six months previous to the conflagration enterprising
business men, shrewd speculators, and
far-seeing capitalists had had constructed
for then, imposing buildings, busineHS
blocks, stores and warehouses^ which
sprung into existence as if by magic, and
in less than tho short time stated, from
January to June, one of the most beautifully situated and commercially important cities on the Paoific\,coafit had become fairly started.   In a w,-odetl wilder
and when the flames had once taken hold
of these buildings they leapt from house
to house, catching on to the resinous portions or fresh paint, and, fanned by the
gale inte a furious blaze, the city was, in
•• few brief moments, doomed to destruction.
Much has been written and more has
been said respecting the loss of life, but
even at this date it is impossible to estimate the exaot number of sacrifices.
Conjectures have been man** and estr
metes numerous, but without wishing in
nessontheshore-iijfBuri-ar(lSviiH conf>W sense trexaggerate the lose of ha
taurine one of the finest htrboi^n the, inan life i»fois most disastrous fire, there
VANCOUVER BUSINESS CtftCCT-iRY.
HOTELS.
Tho Bnrrard Hotel.
Huntings Hotel.
Tho Cottage Hotel.
St Elmo Hotel.
C. P. B. Hotel.     ,
Arlington Hdtol.
Slum. Hotel
eHotel.
[ille Hotel,
at House.
iHotel.
VoSwnvor Hotel.   -
EBBTAdBANTS AND BAKSRUSS. , ■ ■ £ .',' '
Queen Be«Uar«ut and     Oriontal Chop House
{"f^teketj-.
■•■ie.;...
awwtt.
Pu;*(,"on& <"<>, ■
H. A. Jones 4 Co.
J.kStiloeiCo.
J. ilinkin.
blankets and provisions, almost forgot
their losses and enjoyed the novelty ot
their surtoundings to an extent that reminded them of their pic-nio days. Indeed, meny of onr unfortunate citizens
who happeni\l to be ont 'of the city on
picnio enow-ions on that event! ul day,
were obliged to prolong their outing.
As co-itra-.ts are given out, groun.l
broken and buildings commenced, it is
epa leeord of the pace of
oittens.  A eity blotted
»t#o weeks ego, hat risen
a^ in this short
woo
lasflfijE
Vfc of ii' * still room for boli
which'IrTrOTrrSeen mtt&M this I *fe$fg* -» ■«» 4iaae6- u Enf«n
coast, and a busy, thriving little" ^W^ «* ^ows, ate known to have been
fllisof3509 people flushed with flfl*M-''st>but PerBonB Me 8B-d to be mma«
and the prospects of a west {atoife&iitt-
anteed them by the oj&Bing of the great
Canadian transcontinental railway in a
few short weeks, was laid in ashes—completely swept out of existence in a single
hour.
Never was there such a fire before. No
one over saw anything more frantioally
rapid or terribly complete. The startled
populace barely heard the cry of "fire"
when they were compelled to flee for their
lives with what small traps they co»ld
conveniently carry. Hastily packed
trunks were rarely moved away from the
burning buildings a hundred £oet, and
thj who ' ngered to save a few valuables barely escape^ with their lives. Tw o
thirds of the people of Vancouver the day
after the fire, could not boast of more than
the clothes they stood in. Others congratulated themselves upon a grip-sack, a
bundle of clothing, or a small trunk.
Scarcely an individual, oven among those
not engaged in business—mere transient
guests—saved ten per cent, of their per
sonal property, so quick was the oatas
trophe and so urgent the necessity for
flight.
There was no time for calculation, no
time for consideration of ways and means.
Crazed by excitement and terror our
peopla fled hither and thither, seeking
any avenue oil cscapo from the relentless
flames that rapidly choked up ever* outlet from the furious fire/Chat raged on
every hand. PeopleyDecame bewildered
and fled in aild>fC6tioiis, and to control
in the smal^degwe, the raging element
was beyond human genius and human
power. It must be understood that the
Douglas fir, the principal wood of the
province, is strongly saturated with reein,
n this vicinity, who, as yet, have not
Heefftroeed or heard of*.
Passing for a time the sad retrospect
which is without a parallel in the history
of the settlement of the province, we are
brought face to face with the necessities
of the day and the needs of the future.
At 2:30 p. m. on Sunday, the 13th of June,
tho city was completely destroyed by fire;
atSo'olook on Monday morning teams
were delivering lumber upon the site of
the smouldering city; before the sun had
gone down on that day several buildings
had been erected and were being occupied. In less than three days a dozen
firms were doing business in hastily finished frame structures, and at this date
we have a stirring, active community, the
nucleus of a considerable city, and a
plucky community, whose energy and
faith has rebuilt a city in as many heurs
as it usually takes days.
Tho majority of our citizens lost everything. Prosperous busiuees men with
wives and children found themselves on
the dawn of the second day, looking upon the ruins of tho city, penniless, but it
was a "ground hog case" to use a popular
simile, and the} simply threw off their
coats and went to work. The luckiest
man was really tho laboring man, who
calmly paoked up his blankets, shouldered them and walked but of the burning
oity.
In another column appears an estimate
of the contributions to the relief fund.
This most prompt and substantial aid prevented much suffering, and saved many
families from serious and sudden want.
What with our magnificent climate, however, and this particularly pleasant season
of the year, those who secured tents,
m	
building
and more ex]
PaeiUeBaili
here and there, re-
i oommenced on a larger
to-rive acale.  The Canadian
"jl*ker*$|	
Rand Bros.
K Ii. lunen&Co.
J. C. Dn"',Uw&Oo.
M. '."'cLoan&Co.
A. W.Ross & Co.
BOOTS AMD
Abrami&Co. . Geo. R, Gordon.
Edward Gold. B. PtSgrlft.
BWCKlUaTHO,.  .
J.Mitohell. T.ljoknds.
O.UU'ENTEBS AHD CONrilAOTOSS.
Louis Bilanger. F. lj, Rougher.
Geo. Bishop. Npf'
A. F. McCtenathen. Hv
J.A.GU11B.
BT-TM'-BBT.
ftT.TiUey. T,
BABBI8TKBS *MD so;
Corbonld,MoColl&    ;■ Jol
Atkinson. J.
rm-raas.'
A. Hodgson. Filler <*■ Chapman.
Swift & Rot-son.
WATOU-IAKEI-H AH)) JTTELLEBe.
H. J. Cnrtior & Bro.        J. % Jaoksou.
CBOCEMB". ■
H. F. Koefor. ("oo/kiSe.-Undii.
& MePhorsoa.
Teman.
iPearson.
088.
iBoultfcaa.
Tfl&ke.
Ottor& McGregor.
Toinpleton "caonUcotU
c-uhosti? an.'' i
W.E.MeO»rtne7*Bro.
Valr 4 Miller.
J.-taes Hutue;.
mfyfto
a.....
"IB AM) 0KlA*«.,
Muclc.; & Gra .
company have nnder con-
 struotures and contemplate buihlinfi numerous" cottages for
their employes. Mr. A. G. Ferguson,
who was tho first to build a large wooden
business block, worth $20,000 in Vancouver, has arranged for the construction,
on the same'ground, of a brick block, of
seven stores! Mr. J. W. Home, of
Manitoba, has commenced building four
or five pretentious brick and iron stores
on the 0. P. R property, and Mr. T. O.
Allen, McLean & Grant and other enterprising merohants and capitalists, have
given out contracts for the construction
ot u superior class of buildings. In this
connection we cannot do better than
direct the attention of onr readers to the
Advertiser Business Directory, re-
printed from an anti-fire edition and
published in another column, and to
state that with hardly a single exception
the firms mentioned are rebuilding their
business premises on a larger scale.
, CoagUtri
WJNES, LIQtl I
Brown lz Miles.
J. B. Thornton.
BILUARDB.
Kent & Tnloott, j
Exraass oifiob. ,
Wooka, Turner & Gamble.
ADOIIONEEBS.
J.A.Finnoy. W. Dufour & Co.
MJMDMt.
Royal City Planing MUIb Co.
FUBXITDBE.
F.W.Hart.
SODA WARB.
W. Gardner & Co.
COAL * WOOD.
Yancourer Transfer Co.
Our facilities for getting out this issue
BRITISH COLUMBIA
EMPLOYMENT BUREAU
--AND-
BUSINESS AGENCY.
If you want Laborers, Mechanics, Steamer or Vessel Crews. Cooka, Mill or Logging Camp Hands, call or address us. We
make no chargcB.
OUR BUSINESS AGENCY.
of the Advertiser have been barely equal j if y0a want to Buy or Sell a Business. I
to the occasion, but we are here first, and
first we intend to, remain. Wo regrot
the extraordinary disaster that has knocked our neighbors and ourselves out of
time in a single round, but though disfigured wo are still in the ring, and we
will, as a community, hand in hand, and
shoulder to shoulder, fight it out ou thisj
line. The location is here, our harbor has
not been destroyed, Vancouver remains
the terminus on the Pacific coast of the
Canadian Pacific railway. Our grand
position, our illimitable possibilities, our
immediate prospeo's are indestructible.
We will riso again superior to all difficulties.   "Fortis in arduis."
yon want a Partner.
PICKERING & GO.,
Office: -Fori Street, between Broad and
Douglas, Victoria, B. C.
P, 0. Bos, 034.      je3      Telephone, 21
G. CROWTHER,
Writiug, Ornamental and General Engraver, and Stencil Cutter, Fort Street,
near Blanchard, Victoria. B. C. Inscriptions on Gold and Silver Boor and Coffin
Plates. Arms, Crests, C.phere end Mono-
grains neatly engaged. 8jelHi THE VANCOUVER ADVERTISER.
4-
TUESDAT, JUNE 29, 1886.
BED1VIVUS.
ANNOUNCEMENT.
The Vancouver Daily Advertiser was
the first daily newspaper published in the
city of Vancouver. It is now the first
newspaper to revive and publish the news
on the site of the djestroyedcity. In keeping with the enterprise and progressive
Bpirit exhibited on every hand we accomplish our purpose at home, The Advertiser was the first daily journal in Vancouver, is the first newspaper published
in the city after ihe burning, and will
continue to be the leading newspaper of
the terminal city of the Canadian Pacific
railway.
CITY ADVERTISEMENTS.
CITY ADVERTISEMENTS.
OUR GREAT CALAMITY.
Reports of the burning of the citvof
Vancouver, the Pacific coast terminus of
the Canadian Pacific railway, have been
published in all the leading newspapers
of Canada and the United States, and
cablegrams have reached the representative journals of the United Kingdom* The
attention of the whole English speaking
world has, for the time, been dircoted to
the young but promising Canadian metropolis on the Pacific, owing to her sudden misfortune. In an huur or two one
of tho most thriving cities, youngest of all
in the list of Canadian trade centers, was
laid in ashes and^-^eady response from
communities shows plainly the liberality
of sentiment entertained for the extreme
western railway terminus of the great
Canadian domain. The people of Vancouver, flushed with success, and the promise
of a great future felt secure in the prospect of rapid advance. Every one looked forward to (he opening of the Canadian Pacific railway for a perfect realization of their dreams, But just at the
breaking of the dawn of this auspicious
day—n day full of fate for our enterpris-j
ing little city and our whole prolific province—the fire fiend, without a moment's
notice, swept from the face of the fairest
, site on tho continent, happy, prosperous
and promising Vancouver, the youngest
daughUr of the Dominion, but a city that
had already attracted the interested attention of the commercial world. As will
be seen in another column of this issue
of the Adverlifier, scarcely a, vestige of
the city was left standing fifteen days ago,
and to-day wo hare a thriving little com-
mimiiy of 100 buildings and 2600 people.
Such pluck, courage and vim should command admiration and enlist substantial
encouragement from the business concerns and capitalists of the whole Domin
ion.
Vancouver, the proud little metropolis
of the Canadian Pacific coast is herself
again; that is, the pushing!,' enterprising
go-ahead community' which has passed
through fire and flame has pulled itself
together, and started on a new oajger of
progress and prosperity. In the history
of western cities our ease of clean sweep
by fire and immediate revival is unparalleled. Many business firmi »ere prabti-
cally ruined by the fire, bn|.•fjWwB b)
their faith in the future of thja^ trade
centre and supported by the confidence
of their.creditors, they have resumed
business. Those who had n)etos.i qutside
of their business and losses, have simply
re-engaged in building and business.
Mechanics who lived here, together with
those who had their families in the city,
have remained in Vancouver and: are rebuilding their residences. It Has been a
straight case of shoulder to shoulder, and
the u-selfishness, liberality and enterprise of our citizens has been emphasized
in a thousand different wdys. 'With determination, pluck, perseverance and good
feeling our citizens have gone to work to
rebuilt their city, and thanks to our spleiv
.  it
did prospects and possibilities these efforts
are backed and encouraged by the most
far-seeing and enterprising men in the
Dominion.   An immense amount of work
has been done and big things have been
accomplished since the fire., but enter-
les are conjjimplatcd,
F. C. INNES & CO.
—REAL ESTATE—
BROKERS,
POWELL STREET,
irove-
The Whatcom Peveille says that the
steamer Evangel wii] n„t call any more at
Whatcom untebs a U. S. port of entry is
established at Semiahmoo so that vessels
can be cleared for British Columbia, and
it asks: "What will be done with our butter, eggs, strawberries, KpudB-ind other
fruits?"
projected that will surpri •••e'en onr most
sanguine and expectant oittes'. While'
thousands have suffered heavily, nothing
but the sad loss of life is irreparable and
the universal ambition, des re and determination is, using a common expression,
"to get there again." Never was there
such a clean sweep by fire and never was
there suoh an extraordinary revival,
Temporary buildings have been hastily
run up but larger structures than existed
"... i
before are projected, and Vaicouver rises
from her ashes prouder, bolder and handsomer than ever, the Pacific const metropolis of the Dominion of Canada, the ter
minal city of the greatest transcontinental
railway of the American continent.
VANCOUVER,
B. C.
EXCLUSIVE SALE ONLY OP PROPERTY ACCEPTED.   MAP OP
CITY, PRICE LISTS, Etc,.
SENT FREE ON APPLICATION.
FURNITURE!
IMPORTATIONS  FROM THE
BEST MARKETS.
LATEST    STYLES    AND    FRESH
GOODS.
AIbo complete lino of
CROCKERY, GLASSWARE,
CUTLERY AND
WALL PAPER I
F. W. HART.
VANCOUVER. my8tf
.  2STOTIOB.
ALlii persons indebted to mo aro requested to
sottlo their accounts at once, or legal proceedings will bo immediately instituted.
JOSEPH MAMMON,
inj20t£ Vancouver.
AGENTS IN MONTREAL, TORONTO
AND WINNIPEG.
FJUIrm &Cfc, VANCOUVER,
R C. INNES, Notary Public.
my8tf
C. P. R,
THE/ZMXETAIj CITY
VANCOUVER.
L
The lumber resources of British Colim*
bia are almost inexhaustible. Tho seat
of the greatest lumbering industry is Bur
rard Inlet. The Hastings saw mill is situated on the site of the city of Vancouver.
The Moodyvillo mill is nearly opposite,
three miles distant, on the north shore of
tho Inlet. These mills cut 50,000,000 feet
of lumber annually. The Eoyal City-
planing mills, in tho course of construction, will out 40,000 feet per day, and still
another large mill will be erected by
Messrs. Leamy and Kyle the coming
month, with a capacity of 70,000 feet per
day. The machinery has been received
and the structure has been commenced.
OTS 181 and 196, known as the Hastings Sawmill Peopekty, are now
being cleared and Streets opened. This
valuable Property is offered for sale by
single lot or blocks, and at prices that will
command attention. A large rebate allowed to Builders.
Plans and Pbioe Lists now in the
bands of the leading Estate Agents in
Victoria, New Westminster and Vancouver.
The Riel agitation has not yet died out.
There can be little fear, however, that it
will effect the government. They did
their duty and the country stands prepared to defend them,shonld it be appealed to,
ROBERTSON & 60.
REAL ESTATE AGENTS,
VANCOUVER      my8-tf
F. D. BOUCHER,
BUILDER AND CONTRACTOR,
TiiJTIMATEHon b11 buildings' ■given free.  P
JJ  O. Box, 73.
VANCOUVER, I!. ('. my8tf
ARLINGTON
HOTEL,
COLUMBIA STREET, NEW WESTMINSTEIt, 11.' C.
ROBERT CAMPBELL,   -   -   PROPRIETOR.
raylOtf
BY
•*<-•*»
MAIL
E.H.FISHER,
ARCHITECT,
DeCosmos' New  Block, Government
Street,Victoria,B.O.  P.O.
my8tf Box, Hi,
THERE uro no difacrdtios in the .way of pnr
chasing gondii by mall, cither imaginary or
real, which can nut be overcome if proper can- is
exorcised by both buyer and merchant. Many
who have become familiar with tho simple details find it oftentimes less trouble* nmo than
shopping in person. The advantages gained in
buying in Victoria are bo great that one can ill
afford to loBe them, it any way is afforded by
meanH of which they may bo obtained.
To to agreeably served, buyers must perform
thoir part thoroughly and well, state their wants
clearly and fully, omit nothing, such as the size
of hose, gloves, etc., tho color desired, or thoir
name or address, and must allow sufficient time
for the transit of letters and goods. They must
remember, also that the merchant is limited in
what can be procured, that all things are not possible with him, and that tho supply of any kind
of goods may bo quickly exhausted; it is, therefore, not always possible to send just, what was
ordered, no more than it is to find it by a tour
through the stores of so large a city as this, and
possibly, hero lies a principal cause of dissatisfaction. Kor illustration; certain kinds of go ods
may become extremely popular, and may be sold
before the orders cm be received.
Those who live away from town stand on the
same footing w,ith thoso who come to our store.
Mistakes occur in spite of the utmost caro, but
when made known are corrected and made good.
As letters are sometimes lost, a failure to re-
coive a reply indicates that the letter never reached us or our answer has gone astray; if you do
not receive a reply in due season, write again.
Coniidonoo in tho merchant is the key-note to
success in shopping by mail. The reputation of
our house is a guarantee that its principals and
dealings are correct, and open and above beard,
and that it is worthy of confidence; it is evident
that it is for our interest to send only the goods
wanted; and, as it is desirable to retain the same
customers year after year, it is proof that the
general treatment mutt have been satisfactory to
have resulted in so large » business.
Our catalogues of information will;be sent
without charge to all who desire.
MECHANICS' CASH
GLOTHIHG STORE,
48 Johnson Street, Victoria, B. C.
W. G. CAMERON.
jneltf READ OP OUR REVIVAL.
In the few brief paragraphs the reader
will see at a glance what rapid strides our
city is making, what pluck, perseverance
and faith will accomplish in the face of a
most discouraging catastrophe. Nothing
could illustrate in a more striking manner
tho push, energy and determination of
this go-ahead community.
Upwards of a million feet of lumber has
been delivered on the Vancouver town-
Bite since the 13th inst., the day ot the
great fire, and this without railway facilities.
From forty to fifty teams are engaged
in transfer business in the city ot Vancouver.
In the past ten days over six hundred
tons of freight have been delivered in this
city.
One hundred buildings have been
erected, or are in the course of construction.
More than one hundred and fifty lots
have been loased and fifty sold since tho
fire.
Building contracts tor upwards of $200,-
00U liaye boon lot since the fire, work to
bo commence ut once. This is in addition
to thoso buildings erected and in the
course of construction.
Eighteen blocks on the C. P. R. property are cleared and the streets graded.
Contacts for the same amount of clearing and grading have been let since the
lira i
The business portion of the old town-
site comprised eight blocks, which is being rebuilt.
Thirty-three blocks of tho Victoria syndicate property in tho eastern portion of
the city has been slashed and burned.
Twenty-two lots have been sold in the
C. P. d. properly during the past ten
ease it is stipulated that buildings must
be erected The terras were made particularly liberal and easy.
In olher portions ot the city upwards oi
sixty lots have been loased and twenty-
four sold, building conditions also imposed.
There were one hundred and fifty business firms in Vancouver before the fire.
Witu a dozen exceptions these firms have
resumed or have arranged to resume
business.
It is i'air to estimate that ninety per
cent, or the buildings burned will be rebuilt immediately. More than fifty per
cent, of the new buildings will be erected
on a larger scale.
The city of Vancouver as it stood on
Juno 13th, will be rebuilt in six months,
and at .cast a half million of dollars in
brick, mortar and wood will bo added by
that time.
Insurance will be cheaper in Vancouver
than before and many investors Iv.ive
signified thoir intention of building business blocks far exceeding In extent the
principal structures of Hie anti-fire embryo city.
Hotels, aggregating a total cost of two
hundred and fifty thousand dollars arc
under contract for immediate construction.,
Vancouver in a few weeks will boast of
an efficient fire brigade with complete
equipment aud every able bodied citizen
will be an active member.
The city authorities, the Canadian Pacific railway, private companies, business
firms and property owners are employing
large uumoers of men clearing the town-
site of all iuflamable debris.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF STEAMERS.
The Canadian Pacific Navigation Co.s
steamers which leave Victoria for Vancouver Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 am.,
and on Sundays at 12 m., arrive at 4 p. m.,
aud on Suudays at 7 p. m. Depart for
Port Moody shortly after arrival,and leave
for Victoria at 7 a. m.
Steamer Teaser arrives from Victoria
every Monday afternoon, and leaves for
Victoria Tuesday a. m.
Steamer Robert Dunsmuir arrives from
Nanairao, New Westminster and way
ports Sunday a. m., and departs for samo
ports Monday morning.
Steamer Gladys arrives at Vancover
from New Westminster and way ports
every Wednesday and departs for samo
ports Thursday a. m
Steamer Evangel arrives at Vancouver
from-Seattle, W. T., Tuesdays and Fridays and departs Wednesdays and Saturdays, a. m.
Steamer Senator loaves for Moody-
vine and Hastings every day, rwith; mails
at 1 o'clock, and makes regular trips at
7:30a. m. andip.m.
CITY ADVERTISEMENTS.
CITY ADVERTISEMENTa
L STAGE LINE)
BETWEEN VANCOUVER AND NEW
WESTMINSTER.
TWO STAGES DAILY.
W. B. TOWNSEND,
• PROP
jelllm
Y-A-ISTOOUVEB
TRANSFER CO.
HASTINGS
Subscribe for the Vancouver Daily
Advertiser, the leading commercial paper of Vancouver and the mainl-—".     *
Stages.
The mail stages leave New Westminster
tor Vancouver Mondays, Wednesdays and
Friday afternoons on arrival of boat. On
the alternate days leave New Westminster
at 8:30 a. m,, and 1:15 p. m. ■ Leave Van-
couvorfor New WestminsterMonday, Wednesday aud Friday evenings, and on alternate days at 8:30,a. m. and 1:15 p. m.
Three lines of passenger; coaohes arrive
and depart same hours.
vancouveTretail market report.
Flour, Oregon, $5 @ $6 per barrel
Graham flour, 3 @ 4 cts. per lb.
Corn meal, 3 @ 4 cts. per lb.
Rice, $2 a sack.
Dried apples, 12 lbs. for 81.
Lard, 15 cts.
Hams, sugar cured, 18 cts.
Bacon, 15 cts.
Soda Crackers, 10 cts. per lb.
Tea, Japan, 50 <& 75 cts.
"   Oolong, 50 @ 75 ots.
"   Eng. Breakfast, 50 @ 75 cts.      |
Coffee, 20 to 80 ots. per lb.
* Sugar, granulated, lO'lbi. for ST"
"     Golden, 11 ^12"   "   "
fish market.
Salmon, 65@70 cts..
Smelts, 50 els. a bucket.
Oodflt-h, 0 cts. a lb.
Sturgeon. 4 cts. "
Salmon bellies, 15 cts.
MEAT MARKET.
Steak, porter house, 15 cts.
"    loin, 15 cts.
"    round, Vl% cts.
Roast, rib, 11%.
Roast, chuok, 11 @ 12.
Mutton chops, 15.
"     leg, 15.
"     Ride, 12&
Pork chops, 10.
"   fresh, 12*^.
Veal,   "   15.
"   side, \1%
Corned beef, 12&
Eggs, 25 cts. per doz.
HARDWARE.
Nails, ?4@§4.50 per keg.
Saws, cross-outs, 75o.@$1.25 per ft
Axes, handles, $1.50«J2.50.
Shovels, long handled, 81.50@J2.50.
Wheelbarrows, J4.00.
Wedges, 25c. per lb..
Sledges, 25o,@35o. per lb.
Mattocks, Jl.25@81.75.
Sad irons. 10c.
Rope, 16o.@40o, ->er lb.
Rakes, garden, 75c.
Hoes, 500i@75o.
Grinstones, io. per lb.
LUMBER,
All dressed fir lumber, including flooring and rustic, %!2j per 10(10 ft.; rough fir,
$12.50; cedar, No. 1, dressed, J30: shingles, 82.50. _ 	
The United States Life Insurance Com
pany, of New York, established 1850; assets, 86,000,000. This company issues all
form's of Tontine, limited Tontine and endowment polioies, and is unsupassed in
the world for liberality of terms and
promptness of payment.
Robertson & Co.,
Chief Agents for District of Westminster.
B. H. Auern. Manager.
WOOD   AND   COAL
WELLINGTON
AND  SAND,
COAL,
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PALMER BROTHERS,
Managers and Proprietors.
SAW MILL CO.,
VANCOUVER, BURRABD INLET,
B. O,
Manufacturers and shippers of all
kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber.
Vessels chartered for all the usual lumbering ports.
Local consumers can always obtain
great bargains in Cut Lumber.
In the Mill Store will be found a com--
plete stock of Groceries, Provisions, Dry
Goods, Boots and Shoos, Crockery, Hardware, &c, &c.  For sale «t lowest prices.
RICHARD H. ALEXANDER,
MANAGER.
Victoria office—Wharf Street.
Agents, San Francisco—Messrs Dickson
de Wolf, of Ballery Street. je3
EAGLE HOTEL,
NEW WESTMINSTEB AVENUE, FALSE CREEK
BRIDGE.
MICHAEL COSTELLO - - • Proprietor.
CHARGES   MODERATE—Best of Wines,
Liquors and Cigars. joO-tf
THE TBEMONT SALOON
Is tho best plnoo where you can get the
best Iced Mill- Punches, Juleps, Coblers,
or any cool i.tid tasty drinks. Call and
see for yourself.
JULEP,
mySltf QQELEBS.
RISEN  FROM   THE ASHES!
REBUILT IN FOUR DAYS1
C. P. K. HOTEL,
Hastings Street,
p; MCPHERSON, - ■ PROP,
.M»U?*ju«-r**i«IW» *mtWWX>»i&WWtfWM*&
BOARD AND LODGING, PER WEEK, $6.00,
Brands WINES,
"JfTBost
CIGARS.
LIQUORS  AND
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THE
BRIGHTON
HASTINGS, B.
HOTEL
BEER!
5 CENTS 5
FREE LUNCH ALL DAY!
TIVOLI SALOON.
J. K. RITCHIE,
jell
Proprietor
ROYAL CITY
IC MILLS GO'Y,
(limited.)
NEW WESTMINSTER
AND VANCOUVER
THIS fine and commodious new. Hotel has
been recently completed, and is furnished
with every convenience tor the comfort of guests.
The situation and accommodations are unsurpassed on Burrard Inlet, which has become the
most fashionable
WATERING-PLACE
In British Columbia. The prospoct is charming,
the sea breezes are invigorating, and the facilities
for Boating and Bathing are excellent. Privato
sitting and dining rooms. Suites of apartments
for families or partios.
The Bar is entirely detached from the main
building,    First-class   stabling  and food for
horses.  Busses to and from New Westminster { Shakes, sawn and Split Shingles, Sash,
t^eeaday. QEORQEBLAC^   ^ Bli fc     p m^
Brackets and Scroll Work, Boxes, naded
or iu shook, Railings, Balusters aud Newel
Posts.
Lime, Brick and Nails constantly on
hand.
Mannfactnrers of and dealers in all kinds of
ROUGH AND DRESSED
LUMBER,
TILLEY'S
BOOK AND
STATIONERY STORE.
lMPOHTRKH OF ALL KINDS OK
TELEPHONE OFFICE
Re-Opened under Gam-as, Opposite old
Stand, Carrall Street
SUBSCRIPTIONS received for all the loading
)""*7 newspapers, periodicals and publications.
NewNovols. New Goods. New Novelties coming in every day. Agont for Tun Vancouver,
Daily Advertise*-.
rjLATE    O     UIINDOW   pLASS
PLATE   01    WINDOW   ULASS,
S. T. TILLEY.
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NOBLE &
iMTHERSON,
CON"TBACTOE.a
-AND-
B VII/-D IE U S.
ESTIMATES FURNISHED oS
SHORTEST NOTICE.
THE
VANCOUVER, a 0.
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THE VANCOUVER ADVERTISER.
TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 1886.
CITY NEWS.
Interesting News Items Gleaned
hy Our^Scribe In and About
Town
The Hon. John Itobson is in town,
Work on the C. P. R. is being pushed
rapidly ahead
The first train from the east arrived at
Port Moody yesterday inornin■■ ut one
o'clock.
Mr, Harry Abbott's family came over
the 0. P. R. and 81'- temporarily located
in Victoria,
Hon. Jno. Robsou, Provincial secretary,
will address a public meeting on political
affairs in this city on^Vednesdav evening.
Thejchaingang has been employed for
the past week i:i clearing and improving
the streets, and under efficient superintendents has accomplished much good
work,
The late D, Lambert, -muter, lately of
Nanaimo, who, it ia supposed, perished in
the'fire, leaves a'wife and ten children in
Worcestershire, Eny., to mourn his untimely death.
The Dominion Government Agent
Hon. Jas. Trutoh will inspect tho western
division of tho C. P. R. as far as Savonas
Ferry this week, prior to turning the
road over to the 0. P. R company.
The first victory for the government in
the campaign of 188'J, has been scored at
Oowlchan, where the Hou. Wm. Smlthe
and Henry.OiVifI, "BlqVVere elected by
acclamation to represent that place in the
provincial parliament.
The steamer Amelia has been chartered
to bring an excursion party from Nanaimo
to Vancouver on Hunday next, the 4th
inst It is also reported that an excursion
party will arrive from Victoria on the
PrjncoBS Louis i tbo same day.
Thursday 1». Dominion day. Owing
to the disastrous firo our citizens are
unable to celebrate the day, but our
friends of New Westminster have prepared a good programme, and extended o
hearty invit.ition to our people to visit
that city.
Work on the Burrard hotel, on the corner of Carrall and Cordova streets, was
commenced to-day. The building
will be three stnries, and fitted up in first-
class style. Messrs. Martin & Balfour
ore to be congratulated upon their enterprise, pluck and determination. We wish
them succesp.
Our Mayor,-' Opinion.
His Worship the mayor of our city was
kind enough to furnish us with the total
amount of the disbursements made by
the relief committee. The amount ia
twenty three thousand fivo hundred and
twenty five dollars and fifty cents. Mr.
McLean's opinion of the future of Vancouver, is more than favorable, and ho is
quite confident that when the stringent
fire regulations arc brought into effect,
and the firo cngino arrives from Brussels,
Ont, there will be no difficulty in
property owners obtaining insurance at
reasonable rule.-, As his Warship said,
♦'who can doubt our future prosperity,
when they see the unprecedented rapidity
with which the town is being rebuilt, two
weeks ago a barren waste, and now about
two hundred buildings constructed and
many hundred more contracted for and
to course of erection.''
C. P. E.
CITY ADVEBTISEMENTS.
TIME  AND  TRANSPORT,
Transcontinental Regulations
Which are as New and Novel
As They are Complete and
Satisfactory.
Time card No. 1, of the Pacific Coast
division of the Conodion Paoific Railway,
has been recently issued from the offices
of the company and will take effect on
the 3rd proximo.
The C. P. R standard time will be the
system In operation all over the line, and
A, M.'s and P. M.'s will not appear on the
regulation time-cards. A tourist may be
safely delivered at his destination at 24
o'clock. Trains will arrive at Port Mo >dy
according to the new sohedule, every day,
except Saturday, at 12 o'clock, and these
trains will leave the same place, until the
extention to Vancouver is completed,
every day, except Monday at 13 o'olook.
The Bteamer Yosemite will meet all
trains, temporarily at Port Moody, and
carry mails and passengers to Vancouver,
the commercial capital city of the province.
Sudden Death.
Last night, an old generally respected
citizen, succumbed suddenly to the fell
destroyer. Charles DeCourron, commonly known as "Old Charlie," was in the
police tent, apparently in good health.
He had been working at his trade
(carpenter) all day, on leaving the police
tent he proceeded home. Oji^hisway
there he was attacked by a spasm accompanied by violent coughing. He was
assisted to his tent, when he became
insensible and died in a short time, never
having spoken since the fit overtook him
He was over 60 years of ag*. The
remains will be removed to New Westminster for interment to-morrow morning.
DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP.
Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing between E. 0.
Britton ond Ohorles Goodwin, under the
firm name of Britton & Goodwin,oarrying
on the business of tinware, plumbing,
etc., in the Coldwell block on Abbott St,
is hereby dissolved by mutual consent
All accounts due the firm will be collected by E. C. Britton, and all debts will be
paid by same.        (Signed),
E. C. Britten,
3t Charles Goodwin.
OPPENHEIMER BROS.,
Offer for Sale in
the city of
VANCOUVER!
Centrally located Biwiaessf iles.
Also the most desirable Residential
Property in the Cjty.
In sub-division of Lots 181, 182,181,
185,192,195,I96, 200A, 264A and 802.
Prices and terms to suit purchasers.
Prices and plans oan be obtained at
our office, or from all the principal Beal
Estate Agents in British Columbia.
A largo number of lots to lease in the
above properties,
IMPOBTANT TO HOUSEKEEPERS!
H. MATTEBN,
CORDOVA STREET.
WHOLESALE & RETAILIBUTCHEB
AND PUBVEYOR
VANCOUVER, B. C. m8tf
C.E. WOODS. Obo. TURNER. A. G. GAMBLE.
WOODS, TURNER & GAMBLE,
LAND SURVEYOBS BEAL ESTATE,
INSUBANCE AND COMMISSION
AGENTS,     •
Vancouver and New Westminster, B. C.
CITY and Rural Property for Bole in all parts
of Vancouver Town§ite.
Farmine LnndF, improved and unimproved, in
all parts of Now Westminster District.
M mey to Loan on First Mortgage on Real
Estate at Low Bates of Interest.
Haps, Flans and Tracings carof ally and accurately prepared,
AGENTS FOR
Phoenix-Fire Insurance Company of Brooklyn.
The Liverpool and London and Globe Fire
Insurance Company.
(Policies written at our office without reference
to Viotoria or San Franoisoo.)
-THE-
B. O. EXPRESS OO,
NEW WESTMINSTER OFFICE:
ELLABD'S BLOCK, Columbia Street
TELEPHONE CALL. No. 83.    my22
CITY ADVEBTISEMENTS.
M,A.MaoLEAN&CO.,
BEAJj E9TAT*-
BROKERS,
—AND^-
FINANCIAL AGENTS,
WATEB STREET, VANCOUVER B, C.
Have for Sale
VALUABLE PROPERTY
In Every Part of the City,
We invest advantageously for capitalists abroad
We give all necessary information
gratuitously to intending settlers and
investors.
We only deal in first-olass properties
and with first-class holders.
We invite the people to call at our
office on Water Street on arrival.
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MECHAMICS'
TAILORING  STORE I
New Westminster.
rE undersigned would call the attention of the citizens of Vancouver to
the fact that they are prepared to fill or!
ders for suits in one day's time, at prices
to suit the times. We have engaged the
services of Mr, Thomas, late of Winnipeg,
as cutter, and can guarantee satisfaction
to all who entrust their orders to us.
We have in stock ready mode clothing,
gents' furnishings, and a fine line of
Tweeds, Broadcloths, Diagonals, eto. eto.
Suits from $15; pants from $5,
S. TRAPP, Manager.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!
MALEE
&
BRO
WN,
SOLI* AGENTS FOt!
1.0WEN & ERB, VICTORIA BREWERY
10 and 15 gallon Kegs always
on hand.
Victoria Brewery bottled Ale.
Full Stock of Whiskeys,
GODERHAM & WORTS CASE AND
BULK.  HIEAM WALKER'S
CASE AND BULK,
At Lowest Victoria Prices,
Bourbop   Whisiy   a  Specialty,  Nine
Years Old,
Wines, Liquors and Imported Cigars,
Agents tor Brunswick, Bolke & Co., Billiard Table Manufacturers, Balls, Cloth,
Dice, Cards, Checks, etc. 'eOlf
MACLEAN
& GBANT,
WHOLESALE
WINES, LIQUORS & CIGARS
We handle only the best brands from the
best dealers,
VANOOUVER B. 0.  my8tf
THE POODLE DOG
ROTISSERIE, CAKE BAKERY, ICE CREAM
—AMD-
COFFEE SALOON,
Pemberton Block, Yates Street, Bet Government
and Brood, Victoria, B. C.
HAMM & MABBOEUP PROPRIETORS
Special attention paid to Family Dinner*. We-
dini; and Private Parties. jelOlm
KEEPS on hand a large stock of clothing, consisting of Men's, Youths' and
Boys' suits of all kinds. Also Shirts,
Drawers and Neckties in great variety.
Hard and Soft Felt Hats, Straw mid
other Summer Hats, without mm b :a
We also keep on hand a well selected
stock of the latest and best makes of
Boots and Shoes. Our goods Come direct
fio:n the best English and Canadian foe
tones, and we oan, ond will, sell cheaper
than any other house in this Province.
Please give us a call before you purchase.  Quick sales and small profits
our motto,  Suite mode to order, myll FIRST THROUGH TRAIN.
Arrival at Port Moody Yesterday-Enthusiastic Demonstrations En Route.
The first through train on the 0. P. R
arrived at the temporary terminus at
Port Moody yesterday at noon, sharp on
time, having accomplished the three
thousand   nine   hundred mile trip in
180 hours.  The train left Montreal at
eight o'clock on Monday evening, 28th
instant, amidst loud ringing cheers of a
great multitude.   There was a large attendance of prominent  citizens,   the
station grounds being crowded, and the
walls overlooking the depot being alive
with people.  The mayor and corpora
tion were present, and as the train moved
out, fog signals exploded, locomotives
shrieked, and lusty voices yelled good
wishes to the train on its long western
journey.   All along the route the cheers
were received, bonfires were burnt, and
at Ottawa there was a pyrotechuical display in honor of the event  At Cham-
plain, Norlh River, Cartier and Port Arthur the places wore holiday garb, aud at
Winnipeg 4,000 or 5,000 people turned
out to welcome the train.  The middle of
the continent was reached on Dominion
day-van auspicious occasion-and still on
time, the train sped its way across the
broad prairies,  past  the Portage and
Brandon, Oak Lake, Virden, Moossimin,
Broadview and other citic • of the great
plains, where demonstrations were held.
At Gleichan, Crowfoot, the great chief of
tho Blackfoot nation, was on hand, and
received an addres from the passengers;
and at Calgary the people gave an ovation to the train.  There were bonfires
' W»l g worke, «nA «h» b—d play*! •impropriate aim,  On through the mountains the train sped during the night,
and nt the first peep of dawn the possen
gem were up to admire the magnificent
and matchless scenery.   As the train
tried to keep pace with the sun on its
western course, the enthusiasm of the
people did not diminish, and at Laggan,
Donald and other mountain towns the
greeting took the form of on ovation.
Yale was reached for breakfast, and right
on time the train drew into Port Moody
at noon yesterday.  There was then, perhaps, the most enthusiastic demonstration en route.  Addresses of a congratulatory nature were presented   to Mr.
Abbott, the superintendent of the mountain division, by Mr. Smithe, primier of
the Province, Mr. Scott, on behalf of the
people of Port Moody, aud Mr. Maclean,
mayor of Vancouver, to which happy
replies were made by the representatives
of the O. P. R
The Victoria band was present and
discoursed sweet music, and Mayor Fell,
of Victoria, and others delivered pleasing
addresses.
The ship New York, lying in harbor,
was decorated with bunting, and the
steamer Yosemite was also decorated. On
the latter a large crowed had arrived from
Vancouver and Victoria, and with the
Winnipeg Manitobian, Hart of the Citizen Insurance Company, Hirschberg and
family of Winnipeg who oomes to Vancouver to start a hotel, and a number of
railway officials and immigrants.
Captain Allen, of the Second United
States cavalry, was also amongst
the passengers. He was under orders to
report on the advantages of the road as a
military and political line, and it is gratifying to know that the gallant captain's
opinion is a most favorable one.
The train consisted of the palace sleeper Honolulu, the dining oar Holyrood, a
first-class car, an emigrant sleeper, and
the ordinary baggoge and express curs.
The Honolulu is, like nine others intended for the through route, one of the most
palatial coaches ever built, and the train
was, without doubt, the finest that ever
crossed a continent.
On the way the passengers celebrated
Dominion Day in true western style, an
impromptu concert was organized and
patriotic speeches made.
At Port Moody Mrs. Hirschberg was
presented with a magnificent bouquet of
wild mountain flowers by the mayor of
Victoria, she being the first lady passenger leaving the train.
The first return train leaves Port
Moody on Tuesday next at 18 o'clock and
after that date regular daily trains will be
run both ways. From the passengers we
learn that the train service is unequalled,
the road-bed smooth, and it is gratifying
to know that the first trip through was
made on lime and without an accident.
It was a little disappointment—not only
to Vanoouverites, but also to the passengers—that the trip was not made to Vancouver, but the legal difficulties, we are
glad to know, will shortly be overcome,
and Vancouver made the western tenni-
ntu of thttgnM tnuiMontl.-tt'ja rnul -
CITY
DRUG STORE
BLAKEWAY&KAYE,
VANCOUVER       my8tf
RE-OPENED.
ABRAMS & GO,
VANCOUVER CLOTHING STORE.
Carrall  Street,
VANCOUVER, B. C.
"EL OI8.NE"
IMPORTED
Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
KENT  &  TALCOTT.
Re-opened on Powell Street,
VANCOUVER
HARDWARE! i
TH08. DUNN & CO.
Importers    And    Dealers    In
Builders' Hardware, Paints,
Oils, Brushes, Tinware
And Plnted-wnre.
VANCOUVER
LIVERY AND STAGE STABLES.
Carriage Teams, Single Bigg and Saddle
Horses. Truck Teams and Express
Wagons.
Fresh Horses always on hand.
Our Stages Leave Vancouver for
New Westminster Every Day at 8
A.M. and 1P.M.
JOHN DALBY, Prop.
C. S. QUEEN, Manager.
Vancouver, B.C.   jyltf
Tenders.
Parties desirous of tendering for the
erection ot a brick blook at Vancouver
for Oppenhoimer Bros, can see plans
and specifications at the office of Thomas
C. Sorby, Esq., Architeot, at Vancouver,
on and after Monday, 12th inst., up to
Monday, 19th inst., at 1 p. m.
The right is reserved of declining any
or all tenders.
Vancouver, July 5, 1886.
Having purchased direct from the
largest establishments in the United
States and Canada, we are in a position
to sell at prices that will hold the trade
in Vancouver.
Parties about to build or furnish, should
gee our goods and get onr prices before
purchasing.
^f^rEOTdova Street,    ,.,-„-
VANCOUVER, B. 0.  js*« ,
Ji^l~J—-———'■■-■— -■-■—
BODEGA.
T.O.ALLEN,—PROP.
Best Imported Wines, Liquors
and Cigars.
Carrall Street, Vancouver.
OOBBOULD, McCOLL AND AT-
kinson, Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.
Offices—McKenzio Street, New Westminster: Hustings Street, opposite O. P.
R. Offices, Vancouver.
CILMORE & GURK,
VAIR & MILLER,
Importers and Dealers
In Stoves, Ranges, Pumps,
Iron and  Lead  Pipe,   Rubber
Hose,    Stamped   Tinware,
Granite Ware, Etc. Etc.
Manufacturers of all kinds of Pieced
Tinware, Block and Galvanized Sheet
Iron Work, Sheet  Iron   Stoves   and
Carrall Street, Vancouver.
TGOWDY DRAYAGE. GOODS
, carted to and from all parts of the
city at reasonable rates. Orders left at
the C. P. R. Hotel will receive prompt at
tention.
NOTICE.
CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.
K1
EEPS on hand n large stock of clothing, consisting of Men's, Youths' and
passengers returned in   the ofternoon, j Boys' suits of all kinds.   Also Shirts,
le ichkg Vancouver nt 430 p. m. Drawers and Neekties in great variety.
Amongst the passengers wore MoDeme, j Hard and Soft Felt Hats, Straw and
inspeoter of postoffices; Macleod, asisst-1 other Summer Hats, without number.
ant inspector; Bennett, who will have
charge of the postal car service in British Columbia; Samuels and Ford, of the
Dominion express compan*; B. S. Jenkins, superintendent of the C. P. B.
telegraph company, Anderson, ohief
baggage agent C. P. B., L. Perkins, F.
Cains, of Montreal, who came to Vancouver to invest, Geo. H. Ham of the
We also keep on hand o well selected
stock of the latest and best makes of
Boots and Shoes. Our goods come direct
from the best English and Canadian fao
tones, and we can, and will,'sell cheaper
than any other house in this Province.
Please give us a coll before yon purchase.  Quick sales and small profits
our motto.  Suits made to order, myll
Notice is hereby given to all parties
claiming to be entitled to lots in the town
of Granville, under the agreement made
between the government of British
Columbia and the Canadian Pacific Bail-
way compony, to furnish Messrs. Cor-
bould, McColI and Atkinson,. bnrriBterH,
with proofs of their respective claims, on
or before the 12th dny of July 1886.
"he particulars of the proof required
may be had upon application at the
offices of Messrs. Corbould, McColl &
Atkinson in Vancouver or New Westminster. H. ABBOTT,
General Supt.
Dated, June 30,1886.
RE-OPENED.
REEFER'S
R. R SUPPLY STORE
VANCOUVER.
FOR
THE
DAILY
ADVERTISER.
NOW OPEN.
THE ST. JULIAN RESTAURANT
AND HOTEL.
Cor. Cordova and Abbott Streets.
R.
T.  MIZONY,
Proprietor.
Table supplied with the best the market
affords.
S. PEDGRIET
^yiLL BE FOUND ON Carrall St'
near Graveley and Spinks' old stand with
a fine assortment of
J300TS & SHOES
REPAIRING of a11 kind8 neat1-''and
promptly done. SUPPLEMENT.
BUSINESS REVIEW.
VANCOUVER ADVERTISER.
First daily newspaper established in
Vancouver. First newspapaper published
in the city after the burning.
WILL. B. MACDOUGALL,
Editor and General Manager.
VANCOUVER,     -      -      B. C.
EDITORIAL NOTES.
The Vancouver Daily Advertiser had been established six weeks
when the city, of whose interests it had
been the chief advocate and champion,
was swept out ot existence by lire. Cfa
Sunday morning, the day of the great
conflagration, The Advertiser, a twenty
column newspaper, published its very
beBt issue, comprising ten columns-of the
latest telegraphic, local, and mail news
matter. It was in fact the largest daily
newspaper, from a news standpoint, ever
issued in a oity of the size of Vancouver.
We noW appear in a reduced form, but
as soon as new type, ordered immediately
after the great disaster, can be procured
by the most speedy meaus of transportation, we will resume the publication of
the leading daily paper of the city of
Vancouver and of the mainland of British
Columbia in its original shape and style.
In the meantime we will keep paoe with
the requirements of the new city, anticipating, if possible, the progress of this
enterprising community. The Advortiser.
as stated elsewhere, was the first daily
nefepaper to Kw-iina -i-iblioation on the
spot, and will continue to occupy the
leading place in journalism at the Pacific
Coast end of the Canadian Pacific
Railway.
The Advertheb has always studiously
avoided local criticisms which might in
any way affect the interests of our growing city abroad. This policy will be oar-
ried out, at tho same time it is not the
intention of this journal to become in
any way deaf to the popular voice. In
this connection we would like to Join
ninetyninooutof every hundred of our
citizens in the all important question of
postal facilities. Why is the postoffict-
temporarily, not permanently—mark the
distinction—several blooks awoy from
any one business building? The city-
may grow up to the postoffice and we
might be somewhat consoled if the
present site was iu any sense a permanent
one.
Victoria people are never happy unless
engaged in circulating mean report)-
about Vanconver. They have the impertinence now to demand from onr relic'
committee a utatement of what the* hav<
done with the money sent here. It h
quite likely our own citizens will lool
after that affair after their own fashion.
Honorable John Robsoin made the
usual orthodox stump speeoh on Wednes
day evening. Towards the close of tin
harangue a very pretty little family qunr
rel was indulged in between the honor
able Provincial Secretary nnd Mr. W
Powers, of Moodyville. a sort of politica
pot and kettle affair.
A million nnd a quarter in buildings
merchandise aud personal property w-
destroyed on Tuesday, the 18th ult.
More than a third of that amount oi
property is on the ground at the present
writing,
Brief Sketches of Our Push and
Progress.
A reporter of the Advertiser who has
kept his eyes open will reproduce from
stray notes in his diary such pertinent
points as will assist the reader, far from
home, to form conclusions as to the go-
ahead disposition of our business men,
and the sort ot faith they have in the
future commercial prosperity of this
great mercantile center.      .'-W*-
The Ferguson block, situated in the
heart of the oity. was occupied by eight
business firms on the ground flat, and
there were many leading offices of different companies up-stairs, including
those of the Canadian Pacific Railway
company, A. G. Ferguson, Oppeuheimer
Bros., Mr. T. C. Sorby, architect, and
others. Messrs. Thos. Dunn & Co-, the
leading hardware firm of Vanoouver, occupied the first store in the block on
Carrall street.
The following stores and business
places have been constructed and are in
course of erection:
On Water street -Chase Bros., Deighton
saloon. Dufour & Co., auctioneers. W.
Whiteway, archlteot. T. D, Cyrs, Granville hotel. Blair's hotel. Late Terminus
saloon. E. Gold, stores. White & Mo-
Kinnon, St Lawrence hall. E. L. Hamilton, stores and tenement. Struthie,
restaurant. Edinburgh saloon, Nicol
Allen. Hayden & Co., general store.
Hnghes, hotel. Brown, hotel. Fookes,
saloon and hall. Scoullor & Co., stoves
and tinware. Deering and Boid, saloon
and furnished rooms. Harrison and
Struthers, two store fronts and hotel
land oflee. Globe hoM, Woods and
Thompson. D. MoElroy, hotel O.P.R.
stables. 0. P. R offices. Many others
contracted for.
Cordova street—McLean and Granti
hotel Home, three stores. Sorby,
architect's offices. Gillespie, store. Hastings mill company store. 0. Rpbishaw,
hotel Sullivan, flour, feed and groin.
Balfour and Martin, hotel. Thos. Dunn,
hardware. Grant and ArkeU, groceries,
eto. Blewet, furniture. Hobertson and
Co., land office. Tilley, book store.
Boultbee, lawyer. Hart, furniture.
Pearson and Hall, stationery. Rand
brothers, real estate. English Kitchen,
Westbrook. Lion brewery. Si Julien,
restaurant Otton and McGregor, gro-
oery. Ballanger, store. Barber shop.
McGregor brothers, groceries, Sullivan,
store or hotel Thornton, groceries.
Modigon and Grauer, butcher shop.
Leask, hardware. McDowell, druggist
Cox, hoteL Harkness, grocery, etc.
Winter, barber shop.
On Hastings street—C P B hotel, post-
office, residence of postmaster, Pat Corey
hotel. Harm's bakery. Tompleton and
Northcotte, groeery.  Munroe, dwolling.
On Powell street—Scuitto, groeery. El
Cisne saloon, McLennan ami McFeeley,
shoes. Mr Ott, hotel F 0 limes, offloes.
Robertson and Co, offices. Oppeuheimer
brothers, bank building. Dr Lizzie Miller, office. Amerioan laundry. Sunny-
side hotel.
A large number of residences are under
construction on Westminster avenue and
Oppenheimer street
On Alexander street—Gannon, butcher.
Reefer's, supply store and several resi-
Abbott street—B F Landreth and Co,
furniture store. Swift and Bobson, house
painters. Johnston store. MeMonaghan,
fruits, etc, custom house office, Union res
taurant, Queens restaurant Pitherand
Edson, saloon.
Alleyway—American house. Windsor
restaurant E Gold, stores. Besidence.
Wholesale importer from Seattle. Tait,
livery stable.
Carrall street—Alex. Grant, grooeries.
Thornton, groceries. Coughtry, butcher.
Abrains and Co., dry goods. Tremont
saloon. Bodega. Gilmore and Clark,
dry goods. Lunch rooms, Blake.
Abrams and Co., furniture. Martin and
Bal four, saloon. Finney's auction rooms.
Pedgrift, boots and shoes. Campbell,
saloon. Cartier brothers, watchmakers.
St Elmo hotel. Vair and Miller, hardware.   Number of residences.
Dupont street—Hargrave and Kemp,
tenements.   Edson andfPether, store.
policeIiotes.
Considering the fact that yesterday was
the Fourth of July and that a certain
amount of celebration was being indulged
in, there were very few arrests, and we
may congratulate ourselves on the orderly conduct of the community. Following
are the arrests: Miohael Welch, petty
larceny, thirty days. Charles Austen,
drunk and disorderly, $20 and costs or
thirty days. One man who was arrested
for being drunk and disorderly, was discharged, as he hod only arrived on the
overland train. D Fitzgerald, drunk and
disorderly, $5 and costs or eight days.
No fines paid yet
The Oar.
Wallace Ross aud mate offer to row
Gaudaur and Hamm, or any double scull
team in the country three miles, for a
suitable stake.
Gaudaur, Teemer and Ross have all
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a week or two this gentleman is to
draught the lineB of a boat for Chas.
Courtney,
Mr. T. 0. Allen;:has beenl'seriously ill
since the fire but is recovering slowly.
The sloop Eznia, Mahon, master, arrived this morning with produce from
Salt Spring island
The Amerioan schooner Maggie came
into this port from Roche harbor with a
cargo of lime for Mr. Turnbull.
The bark Von Moltke, Oapt Cox, goes
to sea,to-day, having on board 613,556
feet lumber from the Hastings Mill. Her
destination is Shanghai, China.
The steamship Mastic brought thirty-
five tons of freight on Friday. The Yo-
semite brought seventy-five tons and the
Dunsmuir ten tons coal, ten tons general
freight and several thousand shingles.
The freight consisted of furniture, groceries, hardware, liquors, eto.
Mr. McNicol, general passenger agent
of the Canadian Pacific Railway, announces that the rates to Vanoouver from
Quebec will be ninety-five dollars, from
Montreal ninety-two dollars and fifty
cents, and from Toronto eighty-eight
dollars. Colonist fares from Quebec
will be fifty-nine dollars and fifty cents.
Strangers who have visited Vnnvouver
sinee the great conflagration, have been
amazed at the wonderful recuperative
power exhibited on every hand People
who had not visited this oity before the
fire, were astonished, ten days after the
clean sweep, to see so big a placet All
those who came hers out ot euriosity, and
even those who were seeking investments,
have expressed surprise at the size and
apparent prosperity of the present town.
One new-comer made use. of the expressive
remark "How large was the oity anyhow,
didn'^ know that it was as big as it is."   •
CITYNEWS.
The 0. P. Rhnve always a large staff
of men to watch the fires on the east side
of the town.
Mr. G. H. Blakeway has opened his
drug store in a tent on the site of his
former stand.
Vancouver is to the front again as the
liveliest, most pushing and enterprising
young city on the continent
Twenty-tour hours after the great fire
The Bodega was re-opened and has since
controlled an excellent trade.
Wells & MoLeod have leased the
dining room of Grant & MoLean's new
hotel on Cordova street opposite the 0. P.
R offices.
Several thousands of dollars in Bank
of British Columbia bills were d.stroyed
in the fire. The bank is just that much
ahead, but the liberality of that concern
exhibited towards the burned oity has
not been of the kind termed elastic
The English Kitchen, G. W. West-
brook proprietor, one of the first enter-
prises to spring into existence after the
clean sweep has already become justly
famous as a .'restaurant. Everything is
up to the; mark including civility and
attention, and the cuisine is unsurpassed
in the city.
Mr. F. Martin and family, living near
the False Creek bridge, deserve the
greatest possib.er'praise tor their unselfish consideration of the refugees the
day of the fire. They allowed themselves
to , be virtually eaten out of house and
home for several days, buttehir kindness
is gratefully remembered by scores ot
^rple who pgrtook of their. gmeKm'^^"
nnd gracious hospitality.
Mr. Gearge Ham, who has in many
ways distinguished himself in the newspaper profession, arrived on the first
through train. Friend George is always
ahead—always *in the advance guard.
As a war correspondent Mr. Ham lives in
history, and as a friend he lives in the
heart of every man who knew him in
Winnepeg or elslwhere. In the profession
he is simply a prince of good fellows.
Our devil has sworn off. Last night
his attention was attracted by the somewhat novel spectacle of an ancient
and repentant "drunk" endeavoring to
saw his neck in two with a blunt and
delapidated knife, "Drunk again, by
George; well, this settles it," said he.
On being expostulated with, he turned a
bleared and weary eye on the devil and
remarked in an injured tone, "Well, I
guess this is my neck, and I am a-going
to do as I like with it" Courtesy demanded he should be assisted in his
praiseworthy endeavor, so our
devil offered to take the knife
away and have it fixed up for him. This
was too much and he staggered off, muttering something about free county
be d-d,
NOTICE.
PABTIES DESIBOUS OF TENDER-
ing for the erection of an Hotel at
Vancouver, for the Improvement ('on-
pony, in lumber and plaster,can see pmns
in the Indian Survey office, Douglas St.
Victoria, or at my office, Cordova Street
Vancouver B.C. until 7th. July.
Tenders to be delivered to me at Victoria on Thursday 8th. July before I p.m.
or on Cordova Street, Vancouver, on 7th.
July before 6 p.m.
The Company reserve the right of declining any or all tenders.
THOS. 0. SORBY, Architect
Victorio, B. 0.
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