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VOLUME 9.
THE INDEPENDENT
Is Published every Thursday.
J. J. BEESON - - • EDITOR.
Terms of Subscription:
Per annum, when 11:>i• lin advance f2 00
If not paid before the expiration of six
months 8 80
Ate Bonus, when paid In advance I 88
Advertising Rates made known on appli
cation at tliip- office,
G. H. STEWARD,
Attonic y-at-Law,
Oflice—Delay's building, sth Streets,
VANCOUVER, W. T.
RANDOLPH SMITH, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURCEON,
VANCOUVER, W. T.
Office and residence cor 3th and 11 Streets
Bast
E. T. McKINNEY,
PHYSICIAN & SURCEON,
VANCOUVER, W. T.
taTTOflea at I. y. Healoy's drug store.
VANCOUVER DRUG STORE.
DAVID WALL • ■ Proprietor.
DRUGS and MEDICINES,
PAINTS, OIJ.S, VARNISHES,
UAUi BRUSHES,
PERFUMERY, Toilrt Articles, tte.
V full assortment of
STATIONERY
Ki'i»t constantly on Itatul.
""Amorican Legion of Honor.
Vancouver Council No. —, A. 1., of 11. meets
at 1. O. <>. K. liall V'too Oliver, on the lir-t anil
third Thursday evenings of each month. Vis
liars from sister Cuuneils cordially invited.
S. I. ICAKsH, Com.
It. C. DvNNAI.s, See. 'ilse|i
i. nSKMF.It, K. lit.t ill H k.
HARM KB \ BLUROCK.
Washington Market
Main Street, Vtmeowvet,
Fresh Meats. Salt Meats, Hams,
Karon, Fish A: Vegetables
Constantly on band for •ale, Prompt atten
tion paid to all order*. Market price* paid
In raM for cattle, sheep, and calve*.
Meat* delivered in any part of the city freo
el charge. »
nmm kill & manufacturing c&
A. SVANS, Pn sidml,
Manufacturers of and di aler* in ail kind* of
SASH,
DOORS,
BLINDS,
Frames, Mouldings, Brackets',
Etc., Etc., Etc.
AT
Lowest Hates.
UfOrdi'nt from the country will receive
prompt iiiul careful attention.
Vancouver, .Inly u», I s -;
NEW YOKK UVEKY,
FEED ami KALE
Stable. •
Tiooil homes fur i iiliui; ami driving, and rnr
rissxee, kepi for hire bj the day or the hour ai
mm lowest livinif rates. J.O. SMI TH,
Proprietor
HERE SHALL THE PRESS TNE PEOPLE'S RIGHTS MAINTAIN, UNA WED BY INFLUENCE AND UNISRIBED BY GAIN.
VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON TERRITORY. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1883.
CARLOS W. SHANE,
UTotary Public
VANCOUVER, - - W. T.
City Drug Store.
P. Q. IIKALEV, - - Proprietor.
i one door north Hazard ,v; Co.'i brick store.)
Drills and Medicines,
Fant y <>'ood<<,
Seliooi Hooks A Siaiionery,
Oils, Paints and Crushes.
Physician's and family prescriptions made a
specialty.
NEW GOODS!
City Hoot tt- Shoe Store
Hss BOW received a full supply for Hie sum
mer trade, of all kinds of
BOOTS k SHOES,
1 In* largest stock in Clarke conaty,lncluding
Sandals und other novelties for
Ladies 1 anil atlases wear.
LESS THAN PORTLAND PSICES FOH CASH!
Repairing and Custom Work promptly at
tended to.
Sewing Machines for sale
Ail pattern* of the Singer ami th* Queen.
ST. LUKE'S PARISH SCHOOL,
Vaneoiiver. VV. T.
Rev. A S. Nicholson, Hector.
Miss A. Loomis, Principal and Teacher
of English and Kreuch.
lira. M. £ Nicholson, Teacher of Music
There will lie three grade* taught In this.
school, ami the price* mad* to correspond
more neatly with those in similar school*.
Pupils will be charged from their entrance to
the close of the term. No deduction made
for *b*CQCS of less than two week*. The us
tial discount allowed when two or more pu
pil* attend from the same family. All lull*
payable in the middle of the term.
TERMS:
Per SesMon of 10 Weeks:
Primary Department 1600
Preparatory " 7on
Higher " Mtm
Mualc, ln*treroent*l and rocal culture. 14 oo
I'se of piano, one hoiirpcrduv UOU
Applieatiou may lie made at luu Heelorv,or
ut the school.
Vancouver, Aug. St, Isk>.
Empire Market.
JOS. BURKE, Propr.
Frc-.li Keel", Park, Corned Kecf,
Mutton, Salt fork. Hams ami
Bacon. Sausage Meat,
Dried Beet, Tongue*,
\c, Ac,
Vegetables ami Fresh Fish.
Ami all Other BrtjclM ill the marki't linn will
be supplied w hen ordered.
Dealer in
AT Till
R. WOLF
JAVA'S BeVIfOFI OF kiki:.
A IHtn.lly Knin Irani Two-TliirilM of
Ilcr t'ort>-*'i%« VolcaniM's.
■a
Tho advices from Batavia, the cap
ital of Java, show (hat the volcanic
eruptions in that island arc much
more serious than at first indicated.
The disturbances began on the Island
of Krakatoa, In the Strait of Sunda,
about fifteen mi!"s off the const of
Java. The dee]> rumblings were dis
tinctly heard at Sarakerta and Batavia,
aboutforty-flv*and twenty-two miles
off respectively. Little alarm was
felt at llrst, but within a few hours
showers of stones began to fall at Jog
jakerta, Soutabaya, und Bamarang.
All through {be night ahowera of red
hot rocks and ashes fell, making com
plete darkness in all thesetowns. In
Batavia thore was an occasional fall,
and it was difficult to keep the street
lights burning In the European quar
ter, lly the next morning all com
munication with Anjer was cut off,
all the bridges having been destroyed
hy the descending rucks and ashes,
and the road lend«red impassable.
The tirst eruptions were on R Satur
day night. <>ii Sunday morning tho
disturbance* had extended beneath
the waters of the strait, and they were
soon boiling and hissing violently,
while great waves washed upon the
Javanese shores, and the temperature
of the sen went up nearly twenty de
grees. Even as f;.r away from tin; or
iginal point of disturbance as Madura,
mere thansoo rail,-, the furious wave
were lashed Into mountains of foam
as (hey came in. The threatened
rtimhlings gradually became mote
distinct, and by noon the Malta Morn,
the largest of the volcanoes of Java,
was belching forth llames tit an
alarming rate. This eruption soon
spread tt) the Qunung, the crater of
which is the largest In the world, be
ing nearly four miles in diameter, the
Qunung Qnsytur, and many other
minor niDiiutri'is, until more than a
third of the forty-live craters of Java
were either in. i.etive eruption or se
riously threat! i. It.
Just before dusk tt great luminous
cloud formed over the Qunung Gun
tur, and the crater of that volcano be
gan to vomit up enormous streams of
■Bid, sulphurous mud, anil smaller
quantities of lava. There were rap
idly succeeding explosions, followed
by tremendous showers of cinders and
enormous fragments of which ware
hurled high Into the air aud scattered
iv all directions to hill after their
force was spent upon tha valleys be
low, carrying death ami destruction,
With these terrible eruptions came
sympathetic demonstrations from the
sea. The overhanging clouds were so
surcharged with electricity that nt
one time more than fifteen huge water
spouts were seen. These have contin
ued at somewhat long intervals ever
since. Men, women ami Children
rushed in terror from their tottering
dwelling place*, tilling the air with
their shrieks of horror. Hundreds
worn unabls to get out before the
houses fell, and were huried heneath
the great masses of rocks and mud,
which were piled up where a few
hours before ad had been peace, hap
piness ami fancied security.
The Gnnung Pengger has not had
an eruption before since tho year 1600,
when au extent of land seventeen
miles long and seven broad was com
pletely covered with the white sul
phurous mud so peculiar to the erup
tions of Java. The peak of limiting
Tengger istiiHM feet above the Sea, mm%
the monument of dame on tup nf this
made a scene of wonderful grandeur.
I.very moment a huge howlderat a
red or white hunt Jwould he hurled
from Tengger'a eraser with terrific
force, and, alter going hundreds nf feet
into the air, would fall hack with a
whirr, crashing the thatched roof of
some Chinese tisherman's hut, or
crushing beneath its huge mass the
hody of some mil ive peasant. PHssurS
after Unsure appeared iv tho sides nf
the Mountain*, and here aud there iv
the valleys there came grwat yawning
chasms, tin the elevated plains of
Kediri and Hangdong the showers of
stones, mud and lava were not so fre-
QUeUt as in the lower portions of tho
island, but win Doore destructive.
Much of the northern portion of the
island, which was covered with trad*
of forCota, wa* MHin iv one greul hla/i■.
The red-hot VOinItISSJS from the il i
ters had si t tin trees on lire, and the
giants ol the wmods fell one after an
other, like so many sheaves nf wheat
before a gale. As the eruptions in
creased in frequency and violence the
I disturbance oi the sratcrs surrouadlng
the barren aoasl bvoaine more and
more Vtalent, Mere the waves rushed
in lerrilie force up the steep, rocky in
cline, breaking up on ih.» overhang
ing crags and receding rapidly, leav
ing a lava Son cooled just at the mo
ment when it wa* about to fall over a
precipice, and there remaining quick
ly hardened by contact with the
waters, and forming distinct strata of
black aud bright red, purple aud
brown, all thrown about In the most
eccentric masses, while huge peaks of
basalt rose atfrsqueat intervals. There
the waves came whelming over a
marshy plain along the shore, sud
denly engulfing a bamlut of fisher
men's rude houses, and turning sud
denly hack, swept away almost every
vestige of what a moment before had
been a scene of bustling activity,
What a few hours before were fertile
valleys, covered with flourishing plan
tations of coffee, rice, sugar, indigo
and tobacco, the staples of the island,
were now hut mud, stones and lava—
covered fields of destruction and ruin.
Probably not a singlecrop in Java will
he saved.
At ths entrance to Batavia waa :v
large group uf houses extending along
the shore and occupied hy Chinamen,
This portion *f the city was entirely
swept away, and of the 26,000 Chinese
who lived ou this swampy plain, it is
hardly probable thnt more than "iiMMi
managed to save their lives. They
stuck to their homes till the waves
came that washed them away, fearing
the torrents of the flame and lava of
the interior more than the torrents of
water. Of the 3500 Europeans and
Americans in Batavia perhaps sou por-
Ished. it is Impossible to make any
estimate of the great pecuniary loss.
Many of the ba/.ars iv the highest
parts of the city were demolished.
The exchange and the military hos
pitals suffered great damage.
At Anjer the European and Ameri
can quarter was llrst overwhelmed hy
rocks, mud und lava from the crater,
and then the waters came up ami
swallowed the ruins leaving nothing
to mcrk the site, and causing the loss
of somewhere in the neighborhood of
200 lives of tho inhabitants, and those
who had tried lo find a refuge there.
Bantam, unci' a prosperous native
city, hut practically abandoned hy
Europeans many year* ago, was en
tirely covered hy the water, and there
must have been from 1200 to 1600 peo
ple drowned there. The Island of
BS rang, just off the coast, was com
pletely inundated, and not a soul re
mains on it to tell the tale of disaster
and death.
At Cheribon there Was no great
Hood of waters, hut the loss of life aud
property by the falling nf rocks and
the flow of lava must have beM con
siderable,
Bultensorg suffered very seriously,
as did Samarang, Jogjakarta, Soura
kerta aud Surabaya, while the mea
gre reports from the lesser town* in
dicate that their loss was as great m
proportion. The "Thousand Temples''
at Brambamau were very much dam
aged, and sonic of them destroyed
Borne of the domes of the noted tem
ple of Borobode were crushed in by
huge falling rooks.
While there can he no accurate es
timate formed at present of tho loss nf
life, it must be apparent, when it is
considered that the island had a pop
ulation of mure than 10,000,000, that
the death list will fool far up into the
thousands. The end of .the disaster
ShOWS It tO have been DM of the most
frightful ever known iv the history of
its kind.
Mr. Young, United States minister
to China, transmits the following In
formation to the governmentsssuosrn
ing the vexed question nf the popula
tion of the celestial empire: "lha\e
been iuformed indirectly, but from
official source*, (hat the census of
China, as taken last \>nr for pwpooes
of taxation, shows a total pnpulatiuu
of 260,000,000. This does not include
the Mongolian or other outlyingde
pendencies of the empire, but only the
is provinces nf China proper; nor
does it embrace the aboriginal tribes
which exist in very considerable
numbers in the island of Formosa and
tho provinces of Kuangsi, Yunnan,
Knelchow and S/chnan. Makinifdue
allowance (Bf understatements due to
tho purpose for which the census was
taken, for the nhorlgiual tribes men
tioned nlmvo, and for tho Mongolian
ders ndetn ies, which are really an In
tegral part of the empire, it i* proba
ble that the sum total of the popula
tlon of China really sTfejsds 800,000,-
--<MM>.
I he Imirr lllsi.,r> of a llrraaraaal*
l.onl.
Th*J raetsl prise Aged vli-ii Kvan
and >till|\an, while It should receive
tin* SBSphatlC denunciation »t every
law-i.ivinii i ili/.en, wa* in many re
«l- .i- 11 remarkable encouuter.
Although ■ m»-re buy, Sullivan la
probably the most formidable pugil
ist ever known, ityan M also a ptW
erful man, bill lie entered Hie ring
sutlcring terribly fnun pile*, ami wax
tberefuie In no condition to light.
Had he used Swayue* Ointment tho
r.wult might have been reversed We
confess we are astonished at the way
this remedy cures all itching pain and
soreness.
NUMBER 7.
Absolutely Pure.
Tbia powder nevei varies. A marvel cf pu
rity, strength ami w hole*omen ess. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and can
not be sold in competition with the multi
tude ol low teat, short weight, alum i*r phos.
phate powdeta. Sold only in cans.
ROl AX BAKING pnWIiKK 00,
100. Wall Btn st, New York
Exchange Hotel,
VANCOUVER, W. T.
FlnrMt HIKI 11.-I I ..< lll< «l llolal la
I lie « Uj .
Two large sample room* r Commercial
Travelers.. iVronaaiitlntliinl tirst-class.
Table supplied with tha beat the market
afford*. « n taeES Moufiute. (>ivc una cell.
I re* 1 <«nra Iv aaitl lr«m all Hoata.
I I ■ VASATAi
I'rwprlrtara.
ALTA HOUSE.
(Corner Kirst unci U Streets,)
VANCOUVER, - - W. T.
Newly Itted up und renovated.
Only I ir»i-rli\»« limine In Vaaroaver
Superior accommodations for Ladies and
Families.
Bpe< Lai attention paid to the cninfort of
gueeta,
iin Sundays aad bellday* hreakfaal will be
ti reed troei T to 10, lum ii al LS, dinner at 4
o'clock.
tTTIiI Ifl «t IfSVTarTi Propr-e.
WM. WOLLENWEBER,
Cururr .Mli inn! H siri',l,., Vumnrtr,
Blacksmith and MacMnist,
Arc prepared to do all Winds of work In tbal
line.
REPAIRING
or Machinery, Wagons and Funning Tool*
l* made ■ specialty, kaviag (he he»t
of fie 11 (v s for such work.
Edged Tool* Made to Order.
rlera* sho Ing ear< fully attended te.
Boot & Shoe Shop.
jas. Mccormick
ll i« r. turned to Vancouver, and (npca»d •
■hop in the ftlajpertbetiding, where hats pre
piu ed to do
CUSTOM CTORZ.
(If all k ttuU. m » work and repairing baling
and heeling with one 100 piece, $1.; mara
tbaa •'<<<■ piece, #I.£Y All price* eqaallf
moderate.
Vancouver, May %% I*B.
THE PARTE SOTJEJL.
\\ ABHOUGAL, W. T.
Fritz Braun. Proprietor.
Tin l>t t>l qC Ih rtt% and gnid tattle furnlihe*
for JfU'-nU
Wines, Liquors \ ('.tears
Aud feci dat 'U- Im u*j ajf q»*
Sohns & Schuele,
Slain SSSfSaM, laaraairr,
SSMJru« BJ
Ml GOODS AMI LIHH FRIES,
lit MilA Silt MS. ( lilt IlillK, HtttH,
( rockiTj anil Glassware,
llanlwarv. olr., etc.
(If all kind*
SIII\(.I*ES,
Wliidcaala or retail, at rreatl* n-durad rates.
Lime and Cement
\l»uv- k. it lit ftm k All ordern for **] mt
MM le-Nln will recolvr i*oiui>t uatontioi

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