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 —THE—
rcBusuiD
J-ERY 8ATURDAY.
sustc-BimoN »r roar,
|j DOLLARS  PER ANNUM
JKV.UABLT   IN   ADVANCE.
„romriuicatioiit addretseal to
Xu JL. "MICX-isMlIE,
Port Moody.
s. Guardian Office, New Westmin-
will reoeire prompt attention.
■relers' Insurance Co.
PIOMJBR ACCIDENT COMPANY
■iuERICA, AND THE LARGEST
ICC1DENT INSURANCE COMPANY IN THE WORLD.
Iliiati'itis lor noliekt in this Company,.'!
Kir Aciidini oe Lift Insurance, oan
Jh-al from the undersigned at Port
A. Campbell,
ln.nr.nce, Land, A. General Agent.
tollliirMaeSllpr-
fcgioia»ns and Surgeons
KFFICE: ColumWl Stmt, Opp. City Hotel.
JMcUod, B.A., M.D.,C.M.,(MoGiU)
Irmarly of New York Polyclinic.
IcSwais, M.D.,(Harv.) Licentiate of
Eil College of Phyiiciaui, London.
prornci open day and xioht.-M
grt
S. HAMILTON,
liiTr.KAT-l.AW,  Notary Pcblic,
ScrroiiASD ArroRNKY, Real Estate
TAobnt   and    Conveyancer,
|i»j- stmt.   -   -   Tort JVCooeVy.
IILDLVG LOTS' FOR SALE IN
every suction of Port Moody. Also,
bur Lots, by tlio Acre, immediately
st to tht Port Moody surveyed Town-
ils (or sale on the North side of, and
water  frontage   on,   Port    Moody
(ir, finely situated aud exceedingly
Ills,
i, Fnrm Lands of superior quality and
rerable termi, in New Westminster
el.
ilully prepared Maps and Plans ex-
1, ainl the fullest intoimatiuu lurnish-
Mr. Hamilton's offioe
.A. CLARKE,
PORT   MOODY.
-Telephone Building
CLARKE STREET.
[DR. H.E   LANGIS,
filiate nf Victoria  Medical College,
of Montreal,
KltHI-   I'll.U.TITI ONF.lt
I'ltlTLSH rOI.U.Ul'IA.
FOR
li At the Colonial
Drug Store,
POUT MOODY.
W30DS k TORMES,
ND SURVEYORS
Real Estate Agents,
mancers & Accountants.
COMMEECIAL HOUSE
Clabke St., Near DocaLAS.
PORT   MOODY.   B.   C,
ALAUV'S KIM. ACR088SPANISH
U0NUIKA8.
PART  III.
(From Blackwood.)
CHAPTER XII.
"EriTOI SOLTERA; VOY CON diob" (I am slone;
I go with Ood).—Spanish Axiom.
(Continued.)
A glasa of milk waa brought by the
trim little girl called Elenitt; anil tire
told me that her grandmother bide her
ia* that I had better dine in mv oan
room alwavt, aa btnora Samoa never
allowed meals to be taken in tba salon
nnder any circumstances. And ahe
thought the English lady would not
like to dine in the public room, over
wbiob ber daughter-in-law presided.
I thought it well to close with this
arrangement, and bad subsequently
reason to congratulate myself ihat 1 had
done no.
Mr. Brady called the next morning,
and it waa very much to his own surprise that I informed him lhat he was
Dr. Pope's agent. He waa a good-
natured-looking young man, with some
means. I waa informed; and it was be
tween bim and Dr. Pedro Sturm that
was now living.
[UT MOODY LOTS
FOII    -Al.K
[MONEY    TO    LOAN.
IMBIA ST., NEW WESTMINSTER
Port Moody
|aw Mill
If&strong & Burr
\ «ANUFACTUHERII AND DEALERS
IN ALL KINDS OF
HhyressedLumta
■Jstic, Flooring,
IINGLES, &C.
t*AYs on Hand a Full Stock of
pa,    DOORS
[BLINDS & MOULDINGS.
P* GoaJ'A.<teed  First-Clash,
PRICES MODERATE.
l**-*-X. OZCO*B*A SOLICITEL
NOTICE
P- S. HAMILTON having termin-
»**d his connection with thil paper,
["fier authorized to collect acoourttt or
^* any business pertaining to the Port
'Gairtte.
***»dy, Much 16th, MM.
MER #   SON,
Importers,
and COMMISSION
MERCHANTS,
P"T ST., NBW WESTMINSTER.
An entry in u>y journal of August
2,1881, runs as follows: "Don Pedro
Sturm called, and we had a discussion
about my taking the public school.
Nothing, however, can be arranged
about this until the Governor of Santa
Barbara crimes bere, which may be in a
month, or in two mentha, or next year.
Everything seems to be a matter of
manana,—and salary, a very unknown
quantity."
Don Jesus Gonsalez also came to see
me on the same subject. This gentleman seems to have influence with the
goveinoi, and expressed his intention
of writing to that dignitary, and urging
the matter. By the way, I gut set
down by (Jhicaiamoa for taking exception at the nam: of Jesus for an
ordinary appellation (although it is
pronounced "Hisooz").
"I thought you were superior to
cant, Senora," flared up my hostess.
"You northern people have your
Christian: and pray, what is the name
of Christina but little Christ! Caramba!"
1 eonfessed that I had nnt sufficiently
stuilied the meaning of Christian
names, but stuck to it that Christian
seemed leBs familiar than the other
■ound,
For some mornings I had observed
several little children in the courtyard; and I inquired if these belonged
to thn hound
"Not exactly," Elenita answered;
'hut we take care of one or tvn. That
little Felipe is a poor orphan, anil grandmother bus adi'pted liini; that other is
not a child of malrimonio, but the
pobcieita (puor thing) cannot help that
and we promised the mother when bIio
was dying to take care of ber. Of
course," continue I the girl, "the fattier
cannot come here, for the mother was
our friend."
*'Ah I respectable, moral England, is
it not too often thn case with you, that
the betrayed girl and her child are
spurned to the dust, whilst the man
goes fiee, and society opens her doors
wide unto him, and even caresses him
for the wrong he has done! I have
often admired the kindness nf the lion-
durtians to rieBerted children, most
houses have one or two in charge, and
ihe charity is given without ostentation
and as a nutter of course. These mil
casts am received really as members of
the family, and I have never heard of
their entrance cauaing vexation or annoyance to any of the other members
of it.
Dr. Otto; the latest imported medical
practitioner in San Pedio Sula, also
called upon me. He was a young man
of strong opinions, and never evinced the
•lightest qualm in calling a spade a
spade. He was a German, and spoke
English remarkably well. Being of
very "advanced" opinions, he Beemed
to bave but one object, and that was
to make money as fast, as possible.
Chicaramos was a patient of his; but
sbe was a match for him, aa, his fees
being high, she raised the rent of his
house accordingly, the doctor being her
tenant. Tbe humor with which the
lady confided this piece of diplomacy
to me was enough to make a cat laugh.
With such a character, my correspondent, of course, could not be let off; indeed the young gentleman said so much
that I at last asked him if he were not
afraid to venture such and such observations, "Not a bit," was the reply; 'and now, oan you bear to bear an
unpleasant truth?"
"Really air, I have hid to bear so
much lately that I think I can stand
anything."
"Very well. Now, you wonder why
be brought you here; I will tell you.
He ia played out; he thought if you
came tbat he would get a footing in ihe
school-house which would bave been assigned fov your use.. Tbit would give
him a borne; for tbe rest, ha hoped you
would bring a little money wherewith
to set a plantation going, in fact you
told him so in one of youi letteis."
'How do you know this!" I ask
aghaat.
"It is limply told. A young lad,
whom I know something about was
sitting with tbe fellow when the runner
brought your letter. Your friend was
in an indiscreet mood, to he read a
portion oi tbe letter  oot,  remarking,
The lady has a little money,   so I shall
invite her to come.' "
This was, as I found, the true explanation, and as the man who bad
written to me bid no home of hu own
the Government reluaing to assign him
one ifter the first year, the idea of
taking up his abode in the schoolboute
must have been a most convenient
scheme. All was frustrated by the
people rising en masse against him and
demanding his expulsion.
That a co'ony waa never more recklessly ruined, let all the officials, English, Spanish, Hondureian, tell.
Don Jesus biought bia wile to vitit
mt, snd » very sweet young wotuiu 1
found her to be. She often sent preserved fruits and chocolate, and good
Don Pedro Sturm sent in some light
wine. These gifts were most acceptable as Chicaramos'i table waa of the
must coarse and meagre description,
and the cooking was filthy. Many a
day an egg and a cup of coffee was my
only meal. My living could not have
cost her more than fourpence a day on
tbe average; but it was in these ways
tbat Chicanmos proved herself a won
derful woman. Ai Dr. Otio often remarked, a mat, some raw plantains, and
a stream of running waier in the midst
ofthe village, were all that was necessary to keep the inhabitants of San
Pedro Sula alive. What could other
people want with morel
The alcalde ofien came to see me in
the evenings, and to him I owe some
of the pleasantest hours I spent in San
Pedro Sula. He was a Scotchman by
birth, but had became a naturalised
Spaniard, (peaking the language well.
He it was who was keeping the key of
the church, and this he handed over to
the new priest one sunny morning, singing a [man over the fact tliat this act
completely ousted the late incoiubent.
"And now, my dear lady," said he, "a
ball is to be given in a night or two to
celebrate the fourth anniversary of
the Government of Honduras, and I
am charged by the municipal committee
with this letier of invitation to you."
So saying, Don Juan pulled out an
elegantly-written note of invitation,
addressed to me as Senora Maria the
Engli'h stranger.
At first I felt inclined to refuse but,
on reflection, I saw that it would be un-
graciou. to do so. 'The hand of friendship hsd been so cordially hell out lhat
it was with lighter heart that I selected
evening raiment to wear—the fimt time
for many wteks—wherein to np|iear ai
the ball given, as usual, ut Cliicaramos's
salon.
Whilst I was dreR»ing, I thought I
heard vcices iu dispute in the p rt of
he houae occupied hy hijo mayor; a
door was hanged «ilh more thin ordinary force after » r.cufhV from within,
then all was silent. It was someone
peihaps who ha I forced hiin-elf in to
see the preparation-. Tnus I uismi.s ed
ihe subject from mv mind. I should
hardly havo noticed thia, hut IKanoled 1
had previously beard foot-steps approaching my apartment.
My toilet Bnisl.eil, I went into the
salon, which was really very ta-iefuUy
decorated and lightea. As nobody
had come in, I dr"W a rockimj-chair
to the large entrance do r, and sat
watching the fire-flies as they powdered
the grass opposite with their golden
sparks. Brilliant lightning flashed in
the far distance, which contrasted in
f .ntastic guise with the gloom of an unusually still night, there being neither
tingle of guitai nor rattle of billiard-
balls, and few people were moving
about.
Presently my attention was atlracted
to a white object moving in straight
line towari-'s the house. Whit it was
it was impossible to discover—perhaps
a visitor arriving m a fancy dress I The
figure crossed the grass and stood before me.    It was , hlltless,
weiring  a  man's nigh'.-ahiit   over  his
reieat th. mielves. In the old times
leferrcd io, the cavaliert cirri d short
liner.., and crossing llie.e in home turn-.
of t.:c dance, the ladies   pasted beneath
llieiu.
The air of th* da' ce is of it.e.f verv
laOOotOO us, (he art of playing it con-
-ruling in strict emphasis on some frw
DOle*. The figure is mt unlike the
las'.— the fifth—ii, the set of our "Lancers Quadrilles."
There is a good deal of advancing ami
retiring in ring, and nn in-and-out
chain, in the mazes of which each one
purposely loses his partner. A movement, which I do not pretend to describe, bring* her back again* rai;J tl »
whole is wound up with the graceful
waltz.
Yes; as it is danced by this people,
it is graceful and even dignified.
Strict attention is given tothe execu
tion of the Btep, and the time is often
marked on the part of the gentleman
by a sharp quick stamp on the floor.
The figures of both waltzcrs undulate
with the motion of the. feet; indeed,
the seriousness with which all is gone
through, indicates that—in the mysteries of the dance at least—the
Hondureians agree that what is worth
doing at all is worth doing well.
The gentlemen dance quite as persistently as the ladies, and their maimer
in soliciting a partner is highly respectful always,
Iitrtween the. dances, at intervals,
refreshments were handed about; nnd
theae were upon a most limited scale,
the whole consisting, generally, of a
small glass of liqueur, a larger one of
water, and a few fancy cakes. Outside, at the table in the patio, some of
the gentlemen could be descried indulging liberally In bottled beer and
otlier liquids. This expenditure, and
the hire of the salon, wns Chicaranios's
harvest. Such a thing as a hall-supper
had never been heard of in the whole
of the Honduras.
Cigars and cigarillos really seemed
to be the bread of life here, to judge
by the numbers which were smoked
by both sexes ill that entertainment.
During the interval allowed to the
musicians thev smoked too. and long
before the ball was over the door hail
become quite disgusting from the expectoration; and the smell of tobacco
which pervaded the salon fimii end to
end was enough to poison a whole
province.
I remained no longer, ami withdraw
unperoeived to my den The lightning was playing in the distance, but
it was of the harmless rammer kind,
and so 1 watched it between my half-
opened shutters without fear, indeed
with somewhat of interest. The contrast between the solemn night, with
its Hashing zigzag lightning which re-
si'inlili'il an array of scimitars, withheld only by the Great Captain's hand
from leaping down and scattering de-
itructing on the earth—and the dance
nnd glare, and paltry talk close by,
was sufficiently striking. A few moments later, anil Eduardo stood beneath
the window.
"That     drunken     man    wus    	
 ," said I, in a tone which might
be taken   either as   assertative   or in-
clothes, and bo/a (Spanish for intoxicated).
Surprise held me to my Beat, and
prudence chained my tongue. He
glared at me, and opened his lips as if
to speak; then he looked over my head
into the salon, as if he were searching
for some one, gave a lurch, turned on
bis heel, and waa gonel
I rose, shut the door, and wenl
throughtheja/eTi intothe patio. Eduardo
was at a table washing some glasses; he
anticipated my   inquiry,   for he said—
"Not now, Senoia—I will come to
you—the enmpany has arrived."
The door which I had shut in such
haste was thrown open, and the company walked in by twos and threes, and
then seated themselves round the room
the principal ladies occupying tbe rocking-chairs. Soon followed the music,
the musicians—three in number—playing some selected piece, now entered
and they weie listened to with marked
silence to the end.
I could not help contrasting this
politeness with therudeinattention which
I have seen displayed in circles of fa-
higher pretensions during the execution
<f instrumental music by some amateur
or even professional performer. In
both cases the music seems to be regarded solely as an aid to conversation
and the performer receives the tribute
of silence only when the instrument
ceases   to vibrate.
Tha young men moved among the
ladies with well bred ease, and when
the Lanza wai called every one stood
up. The Lanza, I was told, is an old
nationaldance, and italwaysstandsfirst on
the programme. The gentlemen select
partners, and   those  who   do not join
terrogative.
"Yes, Senora; he came intothe other
house. Hijo mayor did his best to persuade liini to retire; but it was of no
use. 1 came in behind bim, and not
knowing who it was I took him by
the shoulders and put him into the
street."
"Me must have come round afterwards to the front dour, where I was
sitting," I said.
"That was it, Senora; I hear that
ie is afraid to see you, and keeps out
if the way. He must have returned
to enter the house but he did not expect to meet with you."
"How do you know. Eduardo?"
"Chicaramos hears plenty of remarks
from the people who come into the
store, Senora; and so, much news gets
into the billiard-room,"
"Well, when you have a spare mo
ment, will you go to Dr. Otto, and
ask him to call upon me, as soon as it
may be convenient, to-morrow? Be
sure and ask Senora Ramos's leave before you go."
"Certainly, Senora: good night."
The lad went his way, and I remained at the open shutter watching
the lightning and thinking. This,
then, was no scandal, as to tho man's
p"rsonal habits; under any circumstances, it would be neither safe nor
proper to hold any appointment under
such a person; and it was evident that
very little could be done with the
Justice of the Peace, or the Governor
of Santa Barbara either. The latter,
I knew, had promised to come lo San
Pedro Sula to inspect matters generally
and to establish a public school, eight
times in so many months, and had
leiled to put in an appearance up to
t'm present time. The alcalde was
very much my friend; but it had been
hinted to me, more than once, that this
functionary was only anxious to keep
me in the place because I was an English-woman, with whom he, being partly
a Scotchman, found it pleasant to converse. Be this as it may, one thing
was certain, Don Juan-Jack, with all
his goodwill, could not command either
the Governor of Santa Barbara, or the
public funds of San Pedro Sula.
My best plan, therefore, was to leave
as soon as possible; for though Chicaramos behaved well in the main, yet
h°r menage was so wretched that semi-
•tarvation was what I was paying for
nt i In- rate of four shilling a day I
was determined to consult Dr Otto,
und then act hs he sliould ati>
The doctor came early in the mom
ing. Nothing could of cour.-e be said
until the gentleman had gone through
his usual objurgatory language against
the Spaniards, the natives, the Oover-
nor, Don Juan Jack, and the inhabitants generally and severally;—Pope
was a rascal; the Justice of the Peace
was a dawdle; the Governor never kept
his word; and Don Pedro Sturm was a
fool. Chicaramos had the brains of
the whole lot.
"Wow, doctor, you kx«* if any one
else had declaimed against any of these
persons in the way you have done, you
would be the very first to defend him.
I do not like to hear a word against
Don Pedro Sturm. He has been kind
to me."
"Well, all rk'ht, — he is kind, cer
tainly."
"I want your wisdom now to bear
upon my affairs 1 am certain it will
not do to stay here; both time and
money are being wasted, and I hear
nothing can be done about the public
school till the Governor of Santa Barbara arrives."
"Don't you rely on his coming; nnd
the chances are if he does come —and I
don't believe he will, for he is like all
the rest of these dawdling, offputting,
gendering idiots —"
"Now, doctor, no abuse, I want to
know if you think I had better write
at once to -Mr. De. Brot, the consul at
Puerto Cortez, and ask him to arrange
the necessary business for getting
money from England to take me away.
The truth is, I feel weaker, and I think
I have a little fever on me now, and
1 dread being ill here."
"J f you get ill you can't go; write
to Mr, Albany Fonblanqne, the consul at new Orleans: that will be quicker.
Mr. De Brot is at his country place just
now, on one of the islands, so there
would be delay if you consult him.
Fonblanqne is a thorough man of busi
ness. and if you write and state the
case plainly, he will give you the best
attention. The wanderer will sail from
Puerto Cortez in three days, and your
letter will be in time—that is to say,
if that infernal 'Maquina' does not
break down, or they forget the mail-
bag, or devise some blunder which
could only occur in these regions.
Now, mind you write a short intelligible letter to Fonblanque, and to the
point."
"Trust me, I think I will ask Mr.
Fonblanque to send it on to my lawyer
in London," I replied.
••Yes, that is a sensible idea. Now,
never mind more business, but look
bore.—Mopsey has come to see you."
As he spoke; the doctor lugged out
of his capacious pocket a huge silk
pocket-handkerchief, which was tied at
the four corners in a loose knot. He
opened this, and forth came .Mopsey,
the pet little parrot.
"You don't mean to say that you
i'.iitv that bird about in this fashion?"
T asked.
■Why, yes; you see he mopes when
I go out, an.l is utterly miserable, and
so 1 shall carry him when I go ray
rounds. Tliey are so gentle and lovable
are these lor as."
Certainly Mopsey was a true speci
men of what Dr. Otto said of the race.
It was curious to see the little bird
climbing Up his shoulder and silting
mi his head, ami testifying her delight
in many caressing ways; the doctors
ticrv excited-looking face being at the
same time smoothed into a somewhat
benevolent mould, as he rendered up
his finger as a perch for bis pet and
addressed her as "Du."
We chattered a little while, and 1
could not help wishing that this man,
who was so brilliant, nnd agreeable,
could bestow a little of the goodwill
which he testified towards the animal \r
creation upon the human portion of it
also. Some bitter wrong, or maybe, a
long course of bring misunderstood,
(and what more hardening to the spirit
than this?) must have turned a naturally
good disposition into gall; and it was
only by an occasional flash of sympathy,
expressed as if he were ashamed of it,
that I discovered that Dr. Otto
possessed one spark of human feeling.
One thing I had resolved upon, and
that was, that some final understanding must be come to with my adversary,
and that if I had an interview with
him, it should take place iu the presence of witnesses! I therefore wrote
to Dr. Sturm, in whose, house he was
staying, and also to the lawyer of San
Pedro Sula, stating my intention of
applying for my travelling expenses,
and asking for a legal opinion upon the
matter.
These two gentlemen called upon me
on the following day, and informed me
that at   first — expressed
himself willing to see me in their pres
ence, but afterwards shirked doing so,
and had requested them to apply to me
for a copy of his letter in which he
had so specially engaged me to come to
San Pedro Sula.
I felt inclined to refer his reverence
to his own copy of the letter written
to me; but as it was important to see
what he meant to do, I consented, and
sent him a copy of his letters, adding
that I retained duplicates of all my
correspondence with him.
Mrs.  Williams
HAS -ITOT   Oi'EXEU THY.  ABOVg
•pftcioui [.f.'iiii-M-i witb a largo tnd
well-KHurted stock of
Dry Goods and Millinery
GROCERIES,
STATIONERY
Fancy Goods, &c
A Choice Assortment or
CANDIES.
Everything New and
Fashionable
An I spection Solicited and
Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Terms, Strictly Cash.
PIONEER
SHOE    STORE.
Qceen Street, Port Moobr.
M7I8HB8 TO INFORM THE PUBLIC
Ti that he is now thoroughly estab*
tisln'il in huBUiess at the Terminus of theC.
P. K., and is prepared to make and repair
Boots and Shoes at exceedingly low rates.
DOUGLAS k DESHTON.
Saddles a Harness-makers
Every Article in their Line
Always in Stock.
-HE   TRADE   SUPPLIED.
Front St -    YALE- B. C,
.stage aaatt line
 TO	
Port Moody
HE  UNDERSIGNED WILL RUN
nrst-dass
Four-Horse Stage!
Between New Westminster and Port Moody j
leaving New 'Wescminster every morning
returning, will leave Port Moody between
3 and 4 p. m. These stages go over the new
road to Port Moody direct, carrying both
Passengers and freight.
JOS. M. WISE.
Port Moody
SHINGLE   MILL
DON'T FORGET TOGO TOTHE PORT
Mood; Shingle Mill; where the best
nf Shingles can Ire had at the lowest priced,
wholesale or retail.
A supply kept constantly on hand.
JOHN B. TIFFIN.
(ESTABLISHED 1862.)
Fred.   Eickhoff
OKNEh.l   DKALtR  IX
GROCERIES
Pro visions,
Dry   Goods
CLOTHING,
BOOTS & SHOES,
Of First-Glass Quality,
AMI    AT
Moderate  Hates.
Conner of ]
N K\V
*ront   and  Hcgbie Streets,
WKSTMINSIKll.
(To bo Continued.)
GO  TO  THE
San   Francisco
BOOT & i»tw SHOE
AND GET YOUR MONEY'S V.ORTH!
Boots & Shoes
(From an Infant's Shoe np to t .Man's 1$
MADE   TO   ORDER.
Repairing Neatly Executed.
Illscliest Market Price paid for
HIDES.
JAMES ROUSSEAU,
COLUMBIA   STREET. OPP. BANK OF B. C.
KYLE HILTON
IMPORTERS
—ASO—
Wholesale Dealers in
GROCERIES
Provisions, Liprs, etc.
TfRONT  STREET,
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.
r**W Cl)t ^jrt fttoouq (Bfl}«tte.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 18*4.
THE   WEEK'S   NEWS.
HOME.
The Hun. Mr Drake, who was President ol lhe Council, has reigned. I'he
"Colonist" says " he could not hold die
office, as he has been appointed Solicitor
io the Dominion Government." I he
real truth is, he was sick of the knavery
praciised by Sinrlhe A Kobson, and lie
retired. His hands were no .-oileii by
bribery, and he goes out of office with
out a slain on his chaiacicr. But the
Alrorne)-General, who says in hoping
to go out a Judge, is playing a bold
game. He may win and escape, oiu il
he remains where he is until Sini lie
A Robson are forced to go out, he may
pack his kit and march. All the waters
in the Eraser would nol wash the other
pair ol the dirt that accumulated on
them while ihey practised lhe black art
in parliament. v\ iihout Drake, Davie
between the other two wi 1 be in a dirt}
place.
By a change in the line of railway
from Kamloops to the Kockics, Onderdonk saves two million dollars. The new
route is a great improvement, but the
two millions should have been saved foi
the people.
The license question at Otiawa wil.
be decided in favor of the piovinces
without any regard for "law." Fortunately for ihe Dominion Sir John's Gov
ernment can sec that meddling wnh
the provincial rights is an unwise pro
ceeding.
The "Times," in a leading article
written to order, and which will be taken
y the soft-heads as an expression ol
public opinion, names three candidate
for the oliice of Lieul.-Governor. The
"Times" would nominate the man in
the moon if he were a subscriber, but a
nomination by the "Times,'' is by no
means a nomination by the people. To
the Governor General and his ministers
be ong the right io nominate a Lieut.
Governor, and they know it is not possible to find in the province ai present a
man so fit for the office as the Hon
Clement Cornwall, who is one of the
popular pioneers and a perfect gentleman. To name any of the olhers as hii.
lival is not evidence of good taste.
"A marine disturbance" is described
in the Victoria "Times," as 'a man who
claimed lo be sick, and disputing with
the captain he lelt the vessel." How a
sick man could be exhibited as a marine
disturbance is rather strange Tne
"Times" is a rival for fame in Victoria
where rant passes for reason, and when
a fog in the editor's mind appears to br
the natural consequence of no brain.
On the coffin of tho young man who
was killed by tho railway carriages
near the Mission, a friendly hand
placed a silver plate bearing the following inoription : "David Dickey, a native of New Brunswick, died on the
2nd of October." When the coffin was
on the edge of the grave his friend requested one of tho Mission Fathers to
send the plate to the mother of Dickey,
and that sad memorial is now on the
way to New Brunswick.
Toronto appears, by reports published in the newspapers, to be in a
very insolvent condition. The City
Council have no money, and all the
aaen lately employed in making sewers,
sidewalks, and roadways, have been
discharged. Insurance companies
threaten to increase the percentage on
insurance policies, because the water
supply is insufficient and the fire alarm
system worthless. The water suppied
to citizens is a mixture of lake water
and city sewerage, taken from the bay.
Insolvency and the plague threaten the
eity. The City Fathers in Toronto appear to lie an incompetent body of men.
Sir John A. McDonald left Ottawa
for London on the Oth inst. He will
lie raised to the peerage, and he deserves to lie honored by his Sovereign
He has rendered important service to
the State.
The route from Yokohama to Kurope via the Canadian Pacific Railway,
is the shortest by three days, and Mr.
Stephen goes over with Sir John to
establish s line of steamers to connect
Port Moody with the principal seaports
of Asia.
Mr. Bailie Orohman says five or six
thousand men employed on the railway
in the northern part of Kootenay, live
on forked lightning. He met numberless pack trains on the Upper Kootenay trail, transporting "the necessaries
of life"— chain lightning in barrels.
He declares the whiskey resources of
Kootenay inexhaustible.
Chinatown in the city of Victoria
may be the seat of war. The Celestials there are divided into two factions, fully armed, and a bloody row
appears to lie inevitable.
The whip that was shelved so long
will be taken down and used in Victoria to civilize the boys. The modern
system of education is sure to increase
the demand for whips, and if the whip
is not well used in time the hangman
•will have constant employment. The
bad boys in Victoria are so plentiful
and so wicked, that the question of
■whipping them in packs deserves to be
considered.
UNITED KINGDOM.
Lord Henry Lennox, who is admitted an authority on naval matters,
proved the otlier day at Portsmouth,
that our navy is under-manned, and
that all the Coast-guard and Royal
Navy Reserve would be required for
effective service. And he added:
"This is a state of things that cannot
ho regarded with equanimity. The
country should be prepared at a moment'! notice to meet a hostile coalition of the most formidable character.'
His criticism was well received, and
in all parte of the United Kingdom
public opinion declares that "millions
_
our Baeti a match for any coalition.''
The London "Times,'' inn. leader, says:
" Lord Northbrook and Sir Thoinar;
Brauey present us with elaborate calculation.-, wliicli satisfy tlieui that the
condition of the navy is satisfactory.
Lord Henry I^nnox and Sir Thomas
Syiiiimds take the same materials and
present us with what tliey regard bs
cuni-liisivi' proof that wi- ni-n practically ut the mercy of France, lint the
•/hole ofthe ell-incuts of Ihe case are
mi tliictuiitiiig ami uncertain that cautious iiii-n will In' slow to accept any
ilo^iiintic new. It is ci'i'lniii tlia u tie
iihihIiiuh responsibility rests upon thoM
who, for the time bring, occupy the
positions in which alone anything like
accurate and comprehensive knowledge
is possible, With them the public must
peiforce leave the responsibility—at
least until a clear and intelligent case
is made out by the critics."
We believe it is absolutely necessary
to prove that our fleets command the
seas; and now that the spirit of the
nation is roused, we hope the coalition
may be tempted to look for the proof.
Another Trafalgar would leave us at
peace for fifty years.
Imperial rFoderation is popular, in
the old country, and will be popular in
the colonies. Indeed, it is time to
think of educating, in each province
of the Dominion, forty or fifty young
fellows fit to appear on the carpet as
"my Lord Ottawa," "the Earl of Port
Moody," or Viscount Manitoba." On
this continent they cannot receive au
education to fit them for positions in
the old house at home. The education
of a lord begins in the cradle, and the
lord that would venture to say "you
bet your boots," would soon discover
that his lordship is only fit to be a
scullion. In London, Dublin and Edinburgh, they have colleges where ideas
of honor, dignity nnd state are com
municated to youthful minds, and these
are the schools fit for the juveniles who
hope to be colonial lords. And that
we shall have such lords in the ole:
house appears to be a dead certainty
UNITED SI'ATF.S.
The private history of lhe lives ol
Butler, lllainc anil Cleveland, published
in the press, is positively degrading, and
this vulgar taste for scandal amuses fifty
millions of people.
pecial reports Irom all parts of the
Southern Slates announce an important
fact. Prosperity is every»here in lhe
Souih. $50,000,000 will be saved this
year by cconnmt, practised in consequence of the scarcity of money, and by
the increaserl home supply of breads ufis.
This fifty millions saved by the Sou h is
fifty millions lost by the North.
A Newfoun Hand dog named Hector
saved a hundred lives last week, in
Eldred, I'a. On Thursday night die
porter, dead drunk, was awakened by
He;tor scraping at bis pillow, and barking. He got up and fell on the floor ;
the dog pul ed htm by the collar down
stairs. I he shaking roused him and he
saw the hotel in flames. The dog then
dashed into die house and ga loped
along the corrtdo's barking. A lady
with a child in her arms fell and osl
the baby. The brave dog leturned to
bark the warn ng note in the corridors,
found the baby in 'he hill and car.ied i'
perfectly safe to the open air. He then
rushed through the flames, uttered his
warning no'c and was lost iu the crash
of the falling walls. He was a nob c
dog.
A large lot of whales entered ihe
Golden Gate at San Francisco last week
Il is quite possible lhe scllma Ic fishes
went in to look at the selfmade men
I he sleek, fat whale and the sleek fat
man are a well-mat hed pair. Both
practised a natural law-the art of gobbling, r he selfmade man fatlens on
human food, and the whale fattens on
the little fishes In the ocean and on lhe
land the art of swallowing goes on in the
old style, but the mousers in the deep
are not worse than the mousers on shore.
Ii is horrible to think of the human hive
and the arts of civilization.
At Shenaciady, on the isl inst.. a railway official was married to the stepdaughter of Al,. Sccor, of KotterJam.
The young man trifled wiih the affec
tions of the girl, and the od fellow
pointed a pistol al his head and advised
him to marry at once And he was
married. He is now su ng for a divorce
and declares lhat he never saw the woman
since the  pistol was lowered, ihat she
was nol his wife.     "D n your eyes;
yc money or your life ?" was bad enough, but "you take a wife or 1 take
your life," is just as bad. Happy mar
riages are never celebrated under the
influence of pis ols, but the Great Republic is famous for new ideas
Last week Michigan, West Virginia,
and Ohio were roughly shaken by an
earthquake, and this underground coi>-
vulsion extended to Ontario. When
the houses ai Detroit were shaking like
reeds, an explosion, fo lowed by a ru n-
bling noise was heard at Dresden, Om.,
where dishes rattled on the shelves and
bottles danced at the bar. At Louisville, Kentucky, the shock was light, but
at Dubuque. Iowa, it w? - very severe.
The ra- . lity practised by the people
in makir^' preparaions for ihe election
ofi President, deserves a shake, but i.
is impossible to warn a multitude, and
they will ontinue to roar until the last
trumnet summons them to judgment.
At Hirgham, Mass., Miss Annie Jacobs loved Everard Haicn, and they
were engaged ; but Annie discovered
that Everard loved anothei, and she
took a dose of "rough on rats," and died
in great agony. It was a very sad af
fair. There aie thousands of young
women in this world who wear veiy
pretty bonneis and play pianos, who
have no more sense than canaries. And
there are thousands of young men just
as siily. These sort of people ought
to be kept in public institutions and
nursed like any other babies, but never
permitted to marry. It is positively a
mistake to permit boys and girls of the
canarv breed to marry and beget chil-
geese   would be more  interesting and
moic useful :o the S ate.
"Call to-nichl at 10o'clock; my hus
band will be gone ; come in ai lhe back
door" These words, writien by Mrs
Mary jane Jackson, the wife of a rich
merchant who re ides at Atlanta, clec.ri-
ficd W illie McDonald, a youth of the
city ast Thursilav night. He rep iedto
the message, and at ten precise1)' was in
the ladv's bed-room. With a shot-gun
Jackson li red at the guilty pair through
the window, and McDonald fired two
shots at him with I revolver. Mrs
Jackson went to lhe door lo see who
fired, and she v> s shot dead bv her enraged husband. It was a .crrible
sight to see the five children ofthe murdered woman weeping round the corpse.
McDonald's wounds are not serious.
Let our OBpiring merchants and millionaires begin to think of the honor
that belongs to the Imperial power represented by the United Kingdom,
and prepare to share iu the privileges
whieh it confers.
The export of tea from China has diminished enormously. The latest statistics published in Loudon show that China exported in 1880, 174,000,000 pounds.
In 1883 the total quantity exported was
150,000,000 jioupds. Thio is not surprising. Nearly all the tea-leaves in American cities are re-made, coloured, and
sold as tea in remote distriLis, where
people do not know the difference between the real tea and tea made of
binned hurley. The genius of man anil
his taste for money-makingconipcl him
to make "tea" uf burned hurley and
hawthorn leaves. Pure water is ten
times us good us tea.
A melancholy incident too: place at
the Palace, Armagh, on Monday. Mrs.
''harlotte Henrietta Milner, thednuglr-
ter of HisOrucn the Primate of all le-
land, committed suicide. The unfortunate lady hanged herself from the window Bush with a silk handkerchief. His
Grace, the Lord Primate, is very popu-
lur with ull classes, and the gloom of his
sorrow is visible in the faces of all his
neighbors, He is 11 kind-hearted, good-
imture.d man, who bus been generous to
the poor of all creedB.
Oeul. Lord Wolseley hns by telegraph, received an order on the Nile, to
return at once to London. What is the
cause of th is ? England's greatest General ordered home before the war begins! Rumor says he will be sent out
to chastise the Hoers, but the war
clouds in Europe are lowering, and it is
quite possible that he comes home to
make vast preparations for the Europe-
un war which is inevitable.
The harvest in Ireland this year was
very fine, but the price of produce ia
very low, anil the farmers are quite unable tn puy rents. The result.) will be
evictions and more murders. The
■team engine will equalize the value of
land. Nihilists, Communists, and Socialists ure produced by steam. It is
the iireut leader of the new revolution.
In u fete- years there will be only two
classes in the world — the millionaires
made by steam und the multitudes made
miserable by the same power.
DOMINION POLITICS.
It would be a very difficult matter,
indeed, for anyone to form a conclusion
as to the position of the Dominion, financially and politically, did he attempt
to draw such conclusion from the Eastern press. The journals of the United
States are bad enough in their criticisms of personal character, but in re.
lation to the country itself, and its financial standing, they never say a word
derogatory. According to some of the
Eastern Canada papers, the Dominion
is on the verge of bankruptcy, and the
Canadian Pacific Railway is the cause
of its ruin. The prospects of this great
undertaking, whieh is, in the opinionof
most men, the symptom of great national energy, and the sure means of
national consolidation, to the pure grit,
is the certain means of disintegration
and an example of reckless folly. Everyone is ready to admit that a strong opposition iu politics, is tho best guarantee of national safety, inasmuch as, in
their anxiety to point out the weak
parts of the Government policy, they
do much to prevent grave errors and
help to make clear the true policy most
onducive to the general good. This
does not appear to lie tho object of the
grits; the only end and aim of all their
efforts, is to harass the Ministry, set
traps and pitfalls for I hem, render
them ridiculous in the eyes of the peo
pie and the world in general ; depreciate everything they do, even if
by so doing, they inflict the
most serious injury on the country
generally and the poorer classes in
particular. The present leader of
the grits - Mr. Blake—a man of great
eloquence as a lawyer, has about as
much idea of politics, as he has of the
moon. It is usually the fault of men
who seek to make themselves famous by
their ability to talk,that they can think
of nothing else. Their over-weening
egotism prevents their seeing or hearing anything or anyone but themselves.
Other men have opinions, but they cannot expect a great man like Mr. Blake
to give them the slightest attention.
There may be many forcible reasons
why a particular course of policy might
be advisable under certain circun stances, but these are matters of detail that
are beneath the cognizance of Mr.
Blake. Thus the grit opposition, weak
in numbers, wanting in cohesion, and
more than all, wanting in patriotism,
has become a byword and a mockery,
except among a few dyed-in-the-wool,
of their number, who cannot see beyond
their noses, and are treated with contempt by the people at large. We
firmly believe that the errors of the
Macdonald Government are owing tn
the absolute uselessnets of the present
opo«.: fhe.vhavi.no  •a-oifjht
in the House; and the extravagant abuse
and wholesale misstatements of their organs, cause them to have no influence
outside. This is a great misfortune for
the country, and a change would
bo most heartily welcomed, not only
by the people, but by the Conservative Ministry; because tlie contact
of opinion, as at present, instead
of eliminating light nnd information,
evokes nothing but long speeches full of
bitterness and recrimination. An excellent idea has occurred to some of the
more intelligent amongst the Grit par
ty, to induce Mr. Mouat to leave the
Provincial Parliament of Ontario, and
accept the leadership of the Liberal
party in the House of Commons. This
would, very probably, infuse new life
into the opposition, aud might attract
to their ranks, men who are in a great
measure opposed to the policy of Sir
John A. Macdonald, but, who have no
confidence or respect for the grit party
as at present constituted. Canada, at
this moment, is only the framework of a great nation. The tilling in
is the real hard work, and if improperly done, may lead to misfortune and a
long period of struggling weakness.
We do not allude to the increase of
population and the growth of towns and
cities; we allude particularly to the
nature of the policy which secures
strength and adhesion in the parts. The
attempt at centralization by assuming
to dictate from Ottawa, the boundaries
of a Province, or the right of the Provinces to regulate their own licenses,
was a striking example of weakness in
the present Government, for which the
opposition is a good deal to hlane. We
do not remember that any cogent arguments were offered by the Grits in opposition to the license law. Had they
been led by a man like Mr. Mowatt,
the License Act would never have been
passed. Its defects are so strikingly apparent that anything like trenchant
criticism must have made them clearly
evident. The chances are that the
present opposition leaders saw the im
perfection in the law, but allowed it to
pass in order that it might bring obloquy upon their opponents. This is a
shocking view to take of the case, but
judging from the ordinary tactics of the
Grits, it is quite possible to be the correct one. That much suffering, annoyance, and loss of respect for the Government at Ottawa, would follow, was
nothing to these soi disant reformers.
pany ; the owners of the Emory town-
site ; and quite a number of others
whom we cannot recall at this moment.
But if ive go on in this manner our
means of rewarding will soon run out,
and we shall have nothing to pay our
valuable Ministers, setting aside the
debt they have contracted for us. It
is true, or report belies thein, the Ministers will all be pretty well oil', no matter how soon they are discarded. Hut
then, we must pay our debts, and if we
have no lands to sell or lease, wc- must
pay heavy taxes. On the whole, we
think that our people should insist
upon every future lease or sale being effected by auction, nnd the Government
Compelled to adopt that course. It
may be very natural that they will object to this ; but then, you know, self,
preservation is the first law of nature,
and if we would save ourselves from excessive taxation and great financial distress, we must at once put a curb on
our pinchbeck Ministers, or they will
destroy the Province, ruin our business
men and landowners, because they happened to be interested in Coal Harbor.
Guardian.
THE BEST WAY.
Our citizens, by this time, are thoroughly disgusted with our bogus Government, and their dealings with our
lands. From the Kootenay bill and
Port Simpson grab, the whole time of
the present Ministry has been occupied
in seeking out tho means of raking in
the needful or accommodating their particular friends in the matter of grants
or leases. The timber lands have been
sold, given away, or leased, for the
very smallest possible consideration,
and the result to the people at large is
most unsatisfactory. Valuable lauds
have been sold for what they would
fetch, and splendid timber limits have
been leased for about the two hundred
and fiftieth part of whut would be
charged for stumpage on one tree, for
the right to eut timber from an acre !
Is it to be wondered at that the peo
pie are up in arms and insist upon de
posing the present Government 1 How
very much better it wuuld be if the so
called Ministers in all future cases, although their term of office will be short
and the opportunities will be few,
would put up every sale or lease to auction. Our citizens would have nn opportunity of bidding for any advantages to be derived from the purchase or
lease of their own lands, to which they
are undoubtedly entitled, Let us take
one instance, viz., the lease granted to
the Hastings Mill Company. It cannot for a moment be pretended that
the lease was a renewal. Tho present
company purchased from the late owners of the, mill, the plant, site, and any
otlier privileges that remained to them.
The, late, owners were only entitled to
two years' continuance of their lease or
right to cut timber on the public lands.
But our Government have granted to
the Coal Harbor speculators a lease for
ten years, to cut all the timber they
can from a very large area of the public lands, for one cent per acre per annum ! What are people to think of
this f Can any argument in favor of
such a waste of public property, of
what appears to be an unmitigated instance of public plunder? Who are
these men to whom the lease has been
granted 1 Are they public benefactors 1
Are they iu any way deserving of public reward by a gift ol tbe public property f H the memliers of the Coal
Harbor ring who are individually well-
known to the public, are desirous of
public commiseration and reward, then
we have many more cases which are
likely to make heavy draughts upon
the public exchequer. There is, for
instance, the Leathers, Thorp, Stone
Company:   the Cariboo   Mining Corn-
THE COAL HARBOR  SPECULA
TION.
A person came to this city a few
days ago, who is a sort of agent and
touter for the Coal Harlior speculators
We are told that the principal object
of his errand here, was to induce the
landholders on the possible line of the
railway extension to Coal Harbor, to
give the right of way to the Syndicate
for nothing ! Now, wo will suppose
that they do so, impressed by the arguments of the leading speculators, with
the idea that this gift is to lie the means
of making their fortunes by the sale of
the remainder of their lands at fabu
prices, what do they really accomplish I
They may cut up their lands and give
away a portion of them, but their reward, in our opinion, iB very remote.
In the first place, supposing they not
only gave the right of way, but the
whole of their lauds, the Syndicate are
no nearer the object they seek ; the
Syndicate has no money, and they
could not raise sufficient to build the
line if they had all the land around the
Inlet. They cannot float terminal
bonds in any market in Europe or
America; the security has no attractions. If they give the lands at Port
Moody they might raise tho money, but
otherwise they cannot. But we learn
from the public hints that it is very
likely that the Syndicate will be compelled to hand over the Canadian Pacific. Railway to the Dominion Government, and the Government will go no
further than Port Moody, so that these
people who are verdent enough to grant
the right of way, will be only handing
that amount of land to the leading
speculators, to enable them to sell out
their shares with greater facility, and
the line itself will never lie made, or
only made by Huntington, Crocker &
Co., if these worthies think that a feriy
across the Gulf of Georgia is practicable and likely to pay. But even suppose that this last object is attained,
how will that benefit the unfortunate
lot holders who look for the creation of
a great city at Coal Harlior, English
Bay, and False Creek 1 A single wharf
will be constructed, sufficient for the
shipment of the cars and a few railway
hands may be stationed about English
Bay, nnd if so, we pity them ; but the
remainder of the land will be worthless. We have only to repeat here
what we have told our readers many
times, that a harbor cannot be made at
Coal Harbor, English Bay or False
Creek. If any attempt was made in
tliat direction, it would require half as
much money as the Railway Company
will expend in constructing the line
through this Province, and then it would
be so unsafe and so exposed to an enemy's guns in case of war, as would ren
der its destruction certain. But no
persons possessed of money could be
found in the world, so insane as to at
tempt anything of the kind, and if they
did so, they would find no ono but tho
workpeople employed, to reside in the
vicinity. It is perfectly certain that if
the chief speculators manage to get
from under by any absurd representa
tions of the kind, the number of pigeons
they will entrap will be so few, that
the resulting profits will be very small.
Indeed, the pigeons by this time should
be pretty well on their guard, for they
must remember that the Coal Harbor
Syndicate and their organB pretended
that the Canadian Pacific Railway company were always decided to bring the
line down to Coal Harbor and only
wanted so much land. If that had
been the ease the Coal Harbor Syndicate would not now be compelled to
go begging for the right of way. Altogether, a few may be still imposed
upon with this Coal Harbor affair, but
we are quite sure they will be very
few indeed.—Guardian.
Sals ot Pobt Moody Promrtv. — An
owner of property at Port Moody who re
turned yesterday reports hiving told for
«-?,ri0,000 a large quintity of real estate situated on thtt towmito. Tht boyeri sre To
Trmto capitsJiitt.—Colemitt.
THE   FRASER   RIVF.Ii
HATCHERY.
We are  indebted to the eoar,
Mr. Mowati, the talented supniu.
ent of this   valuable establislm .ai
the following  information.      \v,l
suggest that the butchery,altlinijaj
in operation,   by the   iiuli-iutigaJ
crtionsof Mr. Mowatt, is still ,
tin' beginning of its career.     H(I
us that the hatchery is now  com
and ready for laying   in  ov».
hatching trough has a flow of tlir»|
Ions of water per minute from t^I
in the receiving tank.      A most,
fying fact is,   that the    water  bj
equable temperature, nev«r  en.
p3" and never below 47* falir.   ]J
a fact  of great importance, ami J
aid materially iu the  successful
tion of the hatchery.    The flu* ;|
water from the dam can   be int)
ad Ub as it   may   be   required
hatching troughs are capable ofh
seven millions of eggs.    An etfon
be mado to have them full thin
and with that object, the fisherm
steadily employed, and   are
about 125 fish every night; if i|J
continues for two weeks longer, 1J
large numlier of eggs  will   be
On Thursday evening last, Mr. ]
brought down from Harrison rirsj
hundred  thousand   sockeye  aral j
hundred   and   fifty  thousand
salmon, eggs. Tht people of Newjj
minster are no doubt very prop™!
bitious for the  welfare and  pr
of their city, but  we cannoi. in
anything more likely to conduteli
permanent welfare, as  the   sucm
management of thehatchery.-Cj
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a* »>iit«-lD|(   lr»»iM with- t Hdk«tU, at
t tirktrU »r« •old, »iil be aul-j*** t tt>
cb»r;<* "f Tl .-tutu.
'iltii   t ble 11  UfcS *-ff*-**t on (Uturdej.
,im' w ;. liltW,
(S Mauley conducted tlie union
jrvjet on Sunday lint. Ther* wai
ttfnfliDce, and the weithor win ali
d be *le,,ir^	
PlTT-UOW-i «•   defaulting ex*treos-
I'mhinfrt-n   County,   W.   T.,   ii in
He can uet out in the tame man*
Danford for a small   conriidera
a^Uted thtt   the Burr property   ftt
dy has been told to ft syndicate of
cptUlisU for $250,000. Thu ii
^tter price per acre   than waa ob*
r the Local Government at their re-
of Hastings property.
Camfdkll, the hoatler at the eighty*
-itahles, who waa stabbed laat week
;«*rt during the urogren of a gum-
, is recovering, though hia wounds
serious. Kazart was arreated on
la-t, under the Salmon Kiver
[nd has been committed to take his
he next Lytton Assises.
s clearing gang are at work on the
reserve between Queen street and
rf, and the ground will be ready for
iin a few days. We under.t\id
i will cross Elgin and Douglas street
gates, thus making Queen street ihe
iging point of uny benefit to the
nbabitanta of Port Moody.
rent, V. 8. Consulat Victoria, has
instructions from the department of
pake careful examinations and re-
_ facta in the matter of certain IV
rjians of Fort San Juan, V. I., for
mine conduct towards the crew of
rican barque Lizzie Marshall, wreck-
rtB-nillain February Ust.
turn schooner "Grace," Capt. Sarin*
-rived at the railway wharf from
Wednesday morning. She
a small cargo of general freight for
chants. We understand thia boat
trips from Victoria to Port
-.ud other points on the Inlet aa
a cargo can be secured.
ior.—We  have to apologise for the
ion of a communication  in our last
tided "A Defaulters Career."*   The
question  escaped the attention of
, otherwise it would not have been
. as it contains a number of false
nt*  reflecting   on   the   conduct   of
for    whom    we   ei'tertain   the
respect and we feel our correspondent
irely misinformed.
itr. Dunsmuir arrived from New
aster on Monday morning, with a
V of local freight. Since this steamer
the Nanaimo and I'.miux mail con
>e have no direct boat from Victoria,
fur Port Moody being shipped to
(jstiniuster and thence transferred to
ismuir, which leaves there for this
:ry Sunday,
:ioun Doc.—"Cap," the dog which
ie -Butchart and attempted to bite
milton, pome time ago, on Monday
last bit Eddy .Smith, eldest sou of
right, severely, tearing the fleshy
lib .iinl in two places, und frighten-
bndly. Const a tile Sharp interview-
nimal with one of his "bull-dogs,"
>p" now nan e.nt inventus.
'. S. Pon u f. has secured the contract
ing and burning eighty acres on the
xt-perty, and has a gang of white
iiv at work. This property is in the
Messrs. Weeks A, roster, real estate
J we believe it is the intention of
i to expend in the neight>erhood of
in improvements during the coming
J spring, When the boom comes
I property will be among the most
■ properties in the entire townsite.
a*tin*,h Sale.—The sate of 150
' Provincial liovernment's terminus
iruay, realized in the aggregate $10,-
w » an average ot about %■'>;» per
•ft deducting iipviisei oT advertis*
Mle. This, For property which waa
l-sf" ss worth at lea-it 9000 per
ndiuij.ously small price. Ten lots
J -My to-day will bring ns much
''the whole 150did at Hustings, and
■■ much better investment.
On Sunn rr tiie Koa©.—Word was
rt-ieiveil iu I'uit Moody on Wodpftsdlj
morning that the Un« a as blocked bv a land
hi .1--, .in 1  iv DMU Vera   iiitinedia-
tely 3rspatc!i<<Tt*o •;. -em*. Arriving there
it was found lii.it a iiige slice of embankment Uul iii'.M'.i   d<->AM np.i.i    the trick and
•hilt- d the ti i. k M*eraJ foot iii r>u MtstiotL fiy
hard iHsl c a»Unt a oik, enough ot tiie
sticky inuct, WOO IWOVed to alL.w the train
to pasM tbost 10 JO \>,ut ,  and   Port Moody
wan uul li«-d ut I IUI 'I bsradav in ruing. The
MM tlfjifl ' -i-i o-ii''' d | '. u I:, t. „ -U-lay nt
Cms I..indin^, hy a r»K*k -dide iv tin- tiiu-.t...
\on tint iin- rainy s--*j---ii has set iu unmet-
ous slides may I. • < t|« t<-d, nnd it will not
vrry surprising t<l-uru some day thai the
Una fr in Hurt Kanwy 11 EfonuooBu hii been
■Wept into th'j ftOtOWtt
CiilNAMi*. ra, [aOUat, While vafcehUf
the unloading of a cargo of powder at the
rmilsrai   srbarf,   the other  tttyt   tre tttrt
lor.ihly struck with thu apparent gr*-ut
■l.|f. :■ ii-r ii physical slrengtii and willing-
m -- between tbi Chiiu so mid Indiana, tbere
being a numb ruj botii amfdovadln the vork.
It t would \,t- totm toot * "elestmls craw ling
up the gangway, mutteriiig and gruuibiiu^
all the   way,    with a   1m-x of   fu.-e WeifhtUfl
about si  pounds, nd  Imtnuodlstnly bobinn
■MM in iiiid' raiiod, wi urtted Wva h, ea ia
easy trot, with a similar box on his .shoulder,
or held behind hii back with both hand*),
and it almost invariably haMM-iied tliat the
Hiwash got to tho pile and doposttud his load
before the Mongols, 'lhe same in handling u
pick and shovel -the Chinaman manages to
strike a gait uf so many strokes or so many
slio/eUful per hour, and an earthquake
wouldn't hurry lum a bit. I'he secret lies
in the fact that the Chinainnn in a natural
"aojer"; be takea no inte.est in the woik
any farther than to do just sufficient to hold
his job, and can tell to a fraction how much
mud in a shovel weighs to a pound. Ves, tin
native heathen is the superior of the Imported! pagan, and is much more susceptible of
being christianized.
A Heavy Slide.—The railway embankment along the Cooper estato is of a peculiar
formation, aud all along the summer the
men there employed have experienced much
trouble from tne banks sliding down upon
the track. It was thought, however, that
the difficulty had been overcome, and in fact
the dangerous part of the bank had been cut
back to the established slu-ie and left .n>
finished. The heavy rains of last week caused
a loosening up of the soil, and on Friday
last a fissure about twenty feet wide formed
in the apparently solid bank just behind the
water station, and a large quantity of muck
forced itself out over the side tracks. More
ti.llowed on Friday, and on Saturday night
the slide covered the main track for a distance of about one hundred feet, and to a
depth of four or five feet. On Sunday morning gangs of Chinamen were set at work
clearing the line, and by Monday night
enough of the earth had been removed to
allow the passage of trains. The quantity
of earth displaced by this slide is estimated
at upwards of two thousand yards, and fears
arc entertained that on its removal a much
larger quantity will follow.
Not Quite So.—"The C. P. B. Pacific terminus is likely to be removed from Port
Moody, on Burrard Inlet, to Coal harbor on
the saim*. The principal reason is that the
Port Moody town site is in the hands of
private individuals, and, therefore there is no
chance for speculation by the company,
while by making the terminus at Coal harbor
they could have the whole town to themselves."—Edmonton Bulletin. Our friend of
the Bulletin evidently errs through ignorance.
The terminus is not likely to be removed to
Coal Harbor, nor to any other place. The
Syndicate can secure hundreds of acres of
land at Port Moody from the Dominion
Covernment, for nothing, while all the available lands at Coal harbor are in the hands
uf a most rapacious brood of land-sharks,
who have succeeded in securing the influence
of nearly every newspaper in the Province
to forward their scheme. The C. P. H.
Syndicate, have expressed no determination
to remove the terminus; but thu fuUe reports of Van Home's statements, made during his recent visit to British Columbia,
have crested a false impression outside, und
the Bulletin is only one of many papers that
have been misled thereby.
many war vesaela in the North   Pa. itn , and
it would W
My to explain the aMitiuus t-
SML'UOLINC CH1NK>K OVBHTIU
I'KU.
Reliable information ha*   boon   reeei\.*d.
iini^iniutly suys the Port Townsend   Argus]
that a few days ago some  thirty-hi
men landed at Ctsjdady from I.i'itish C.-lmii-
t.in.    it is now aNii barmd that there is an
organization running the   LlunaoMp    across ' ward the Cn-at Wall, would bfouk DO  rival
the line re-ulalh, near What'-.in and  Seliii- t ou th» inainl.iid.
abm.r,,.     Musters rf th.--teanu-rt plyin-j on       Fram-e. l.-.wt-rrr. were it c.n^iea'.le that
tbeeasthideofti.e Bound, wel.-..rn,   raportlaboahoujd oxnlaara, na a project
a good many Chinaman pas-dug up.     A   few ' mtul- |    u 0j , J^ wot,U ;n W)
days ago the niastei of tba  Andei.-on   was vliaiiifc.fere with Uuaaiau i   ■
appioaelied in   Wtoriu   by   a   son   of   the j the could -mly bop  |
mm
tln-ir number tit thn* tin.-- by a wi-h lo dotal
Japan from any fgook 000* lihointu on
northern China. Tbe o< ■ i.-.-i ,n ol the L o
Choo islands i.y tkeJapoAees BUgBt n rhap
betoUiated by their HateoriU n<
but the latter, who arf ttaadily creeping t
ptmuaVKIVT OV Powdeh. —The
Kithet arrived at the railway
;rjy ou Tuesday morning, having on
W50.pound cases of giant powder,
[■"■mid kegs of blasting powder, 50
'<-•?, and 2 cases of caps, all of
consigned to A. Onderdonk,
"•■ is tbe largest shipment of pow-
rort Moody, and the wharf pre-
cly scene during the work of un-
■hjch waa done by Chinese and Si-
The dangerous material was taken
■Vuncr to a special train h. wait-
conveyed to Vale the same day.
•"f the shipment is   upwards of
-^ectobYi—Mr. Wra. WoU, can-
tho biennial edition of the above
tt* work, visited Port Moody on
■y and lliuraday of this week. In
S issue of the directory the nub*
■1 devote considerable space to Port
"-d will publish, l»sides a complete
^hiisiness and professional men, an
'wd descriptive article on Port
««n the pen of a local historian.
I,**s been very snccessful in secur-
"Ptlons and anvertisements, and to
w have not already subecril>ed for
*e would do oo at once. The
1.60 per copy, aad it will be issued
■»r next.
'•ible   View.—Speaking   of    the
,0r tne rapid   transit of defaulters
,Dthe other side of the internat
and deploring the lack of a proper
1 treaty  bet ween Canada and the
tee, the Victoria Post, in a lead-
rrmar s.    "The matter is a aurfi-
P^ttant one to demand serious confer net only do trade  circles,
offense ia committed, suffer in con-
but the country which affords the
justice an involuntary refuge,
-*^»ed   with  the presence   of a
B-rirable class of persona    At the
Ao-nent w»   suppose that there can-
* than eia people of the ehe»raeter
1 staying in thia city, either per-
f. or waiting an opportunity to get
**y from the scene of their moral
'•eon aa they deem the hue and cry
fcmewhat leavened ia energy. The
1 of thia .(iieetion, as a pretiminarv,
Pinion House of Commons, can be
** of nothing   but increaaed   pro
•Qd consequent benefit to, com
'*nd wonld, we think meet, in ooo-
* *iih a most vigorous endoroetnent."
Completion of the C. P. P.— The New-
York "Tribune," of Oct. 1st, has the following to say in reference to the early completion of the Canadian Pacific Kail way : "The
Canadian Pacific Railway company has issued a pamphlet relating to work remaining
to be done to complete thia line. W. C.
V;m Home, viee-president, just returned
from a trip of inspection of the railway
route, declares that the mountain section can
he completed within one year, at a cost of
$4,000,000 under the estimate made last
winter, the eastern .section will be completed in the same time. By next September a
through line from Montreal to the Pacific
will be established. His trip removed all
doubts from his mind as to the value of the
mountain section. He says there is more
good agricultural laud. ooaX aud timber between Winnipeg and the Pacific coast than
on ull other Pacific railways combined.
Every part of the line from Montreal to the
Pacific const will pny. Mountain work will
cost far b'ss per mile thnn that of the I'uion
Central Pacific road. The country through
which the road passes is rapidly being settled
by farmers."
Once again we would respectfully intimate to the vat ions newspapers published
at  Victoria,   ami   more  especially   to   the
"Times''a iti "Post," that there is a newspaper published in Port Moody. We would
further ask them to observe the common courtesy of newspaperdnm, by giving the proper
credit for articles clipped fromthesecolumus.
In the issues of the "Post" of the 6th and
7th insts.. we observed nearlv two columns
taken from the Cazettk, and published under double and treble headings as original
matter ; while nearly every issue of tbe
"Weekly Times" contains items similarly
"cabbaged" Now, wo are glad to have
Port Moody news published in Victoria, for
Victoria, at present, is the Provincial center
of capital, education, and legislation ; bnt
at the same time, we wish the public to
know that an occaainnal gootl thing can come
out of this (as the Victorian's think) Na/a-
eth. We have always been careful in giving credit for news taken Irom the Victoria
papers, not only as a maimer of newspaper
courtesy, but because we did not wish our
readers to think ns responsible   for all the
"smartnt-ss" in these columns. If our
brethren of the "Post" and "Times" will
kindly cut this item out and paste it on that
part of their anatomy where other people
wear their brains, they will confer upon us a
lasting favor.
Reports from British Columbia state that
arrangements are to be made for the placing
of a line of steamers upon the new route
from the terminus of the Canadian Pacific
Railway on the Pacific Ocean to China and
Japan. This line will, it is said, be in full
operation in less than two years, and it is
anticipated that an important trade will in
time spring up between thedifferentoountries.
—Liverpool Mercury.
The Paria courts have at Laat taken up
tbe subject of the sale of reckless books.
Many dealers seem to have fanoied that
because a publication is beautifully printed
and the pictures are by artists of talent, the
offence of selling would go unpunished. But
a verdict rendered against one of these merchants is severe. He was sentenced to
several months' imprisonment and a heavy
fine.	
BT For artistic monumental work apply to
Georcs Rudge, "Victoria Marble fl orkv'
laouglas Rti-ect, Victoria.
J.owi. y Kingdom srith an ottai ot
for1 w* men an* f2Q aafiD Um n.cn, in bringing
thom orei sitrrcptiouHly t> the American
side. J -ie same Chinamen said that lota of
them were coming; that a party of twenty,
fifteen men an! five women, lain't'd Uot lung
sine« at I'ort'fuiuble. Continues iin- Aruus,
*-ur great and jdurious government allows
one night inspector for the customs district
ot Puget Hound, yet expects the lawn on-
loffi i 1. it bus the ie venue cutter Rush man*
ued with just haif a crew, yet looks for
thorough eriforcenunt of law. Cant. Hooper is a faithful officer, and would break u|*
the 1'iil.iwful traffic in smuggling Chinamen
if allowed men enough to do it with ; but ai
"ii,; ai as the custom* ami revenue forces are
thus crippled we may expect the law wilt be
a farce.— Whatcom Itevieltc
THE KISCALCOUP D'ETAT IS KGYPT.
There are technical, but no solid objections
to the change made by Lord Northbrook iu
the applications of the Egyptian revenues.
Neccessity knows no law, and a Coverument
to exist at all, must meet its current exncdi*
tures, even if it has to somewliAt impair the
security counted on by its creditors. Besides, it is uot irue, us the Paris newspapers
pretend, that Kngland has now done, on her
w i, responsibility, precisely what the late.
Confe.-euce refuwed to sanction.
Lord Granville showed by statistics,
which uo member of tbe Conference attempted to refute, that there is now a deficit
in the Kgyptian treasury of $-.0,000,000, to
say nothing of the Alexandria indemnity,
which it is calculated, will amount to as
much more. Moreover, unless some trenchant reinedv were applied, this deficit, as
he | ointed out, would go ou ine easing,
since it arone from an excess of current outlay over income, an excess which no possible
curtailment of mere adminstrative expenditure could efface. land (iranville therefore proposed that the powers interested
should assent to a reduction of the rate of
interest payable ou the unified debt, and he
offered, if the solvency of Kgypt were thus
assured, to lend her $40,000,000 to cover her
floating indebtedness, and, further, to accept on the part of England a much lower
rate of interest than that now payable on the
Suez Canal shares sold by tbe Khedive to
Lord Beaconsfield. This was uot only au
equitable, but a liberal proposition, yet,
owing to the strenuous opposition of France,
it was rejected. Inasmuch, however, as the
French alternative proposal also failed to
gain general approval, the Conference proved
fruitless, and England was practically relegated 11 her own discretion, which of
course, she would exercise at her own
risk.
When Lord No*thbrook reoched Cairo,
he found that the gravity of the fiscal situation had not been a whit exaggerated in the
report submitted to the powers by the
British Foreign Office. Indeed, the urgent
necessity of some radical measure seems to
have beeu more palpable, for it turned out
that besides her inability to meet her floating Indebtedness of .$40,000,000, Kgypt could
not even defray the every-day expenses of
her Government, and, worst of all, was
likely to default in the tribute due (he
Sultan. Now, they wfio recall how the
semi independence of Egypt was secured,
know that this tribute failing, the whole
edifice of the Khedive's authority aud of the
guarantees ami privilege- act-um-d by his
foreign creditors Would crumble int■• dust.
Theoretically, at all events, the Sulton's
title to this money, in consideration of which
his sovereign righU ate limited and suspended, lies at the basis of tbo whole fiscal
structure—form*, in other words, a first lien
on the Kgyptian revenue-. It oan only be
extinguished by revolution or by oouqueet
and although the RuglUh are virtually the
masters of Egypt, they h.-w given Turkey,
as well as the other Continental powers, a
solemn pledge not to disturb it** political
status.
The money, then, for this tribute had to
be got at once, but, pressing as was the
need, it will be noticed that Lord North-
brook did not go the length of counselling
the Khedive's Ministers to default upon tht:
next coupon due on the unified debt, or to
cut down by a penny the rats of interest.
Had he done this, his action might have
been construed by hostile critics as a defiance
of tlie Conference, though he would merely
have fallen back upon a course which, Kurd
(iranville earnestly warned the powers concerned, would sooner or later be inevitable,
But, in fact, no attempt haa yet been made
to divert that portion of the Egyptian iu
come assigned to the interest on national
bonds, nint the next eon pon will be pnid on
maturity. A different expedient has been
resorted to by L-rd Northbrook and the
Khedive's Ministers iu their ilc»p<-iute predicament, namely, to apply tothe payment
of the tribute due the Sultan and the MOON
ofthe present years expenditure over income that part of thu Egyptian revenues
which by international agreement was sit
signed to a sinking fund for the annual redemption of a fraction of the debt by purchases in the npi-u market.
Now, ns a matter of strict law, England
may have had no right to dictate or aanction
a violation of an international agreement,
but in Mjuity her action would probably l>c
justified. Her position in Egypt is essentially that of a trin-tee for the bondholders,
and it is a trustc's first duty to protect from
destruction the oubjoOt or his trust. A
trustee, for instance, should pay tho premium on a policy of lire iusurance, even if
the outlay involved Home reduction of the
interest payable, to a mortgager. By applying the sinking fund tn the discharge of the
tribute due the Sultan, Lord Northbrook
has \ iitually averted the lapse of a policy nf
tire insurance. That England, too, is willing
to bear her part of the sacrifices required is
proved by the simultaneous announcement
that slu- will lend the forty million dollars
needed by the Khedive without waiting for
the interest on the d«bt to be cut dow n.
That the representatives in Cairo of several European Governments should enter a
formal protest against this technical infraction of an international compact was of
course to be expected, but it is reported
from London on what is said to be high authority that all the powers had beenHoundcd
in advance, and that all, with the exception
we presume, of France, had returned a favorable answer. On this point, however, we
shall soon havo positive information, and it
may prove that the triple alliance, whose
wires, of course, will be pulled by Bismarck,
will seize upon this pretext to push France
and England into violent collision.—N. Y.
Hun.
m - ma seaports
■ un ■'.-, ouoh r
he Ferry Cabinet
>  make  a formi*
m aomin in i bina and lhe
ninooi * ith Tonquin.   1ft
would be obliging euough t.
dtbls divormon by -Joouatoblng on army
ftom Han 'i into xutnan and bt oaaaUiug
Canton Amoy, md FooCbow, the Caars
Government would doubtless be able to take
Ptkin snd annex the northern provisoes of
the Middle Kingdom »s fnr at least as the
Hoaujrj-ho. Nor is it improbable tliat this
territory, once overrun, might be permanently held by Russia, both because it » old bl
welded to Siberia by railways nod because
this part of China has always been lesh i.i*
teiiKely national, and therefore in i
mastered, tban the s..utn. Moreover,
Russia, wfatofa has never meddled with the
social and religious insiitut.ons oi *u
Moslem subjects in Turkestan, woultl follow in all likelihood the example set by the
Mongol and Manchu contjuerors of northern
China, and introduce but few changes in
Chinese customs.
But while there is nothing visionary in the
scheme of invasion imputed to Russia—incorporation with Sibera must, indeed, have
seemed the destiny of northern Chiffcto
shrewd men a.t Pekin ever since the loi-rof
the Amoor country—it is incredible thut
France   should be  duped   into a bargain of
-r-i
ei'Vaao
moZC*
'lhe EogUob uen.spapt-i.-i,   in   OOOBI
upon the ri^oroos campaign tn Ifeypt, farm
■ <i t,,.. nary, . ud  mamuin (that
tba rn ie i, oa*. r*o*J    up rior to
tliat of Kngland 'Ih- i tba weak-
noosof th i.thc) cootond, would
■ prodoos .. poa
A pampbjj ■ soiled • D ara vwth England"
ii  the  wuik   -.1 a   Belgian,    ofa
tnaaieiasas   an.- ng   toe   many utunisliing
an   to   happofl  orhsm t.i-.it
Britain has boon knockon on the  htirf. tb
A TsCkjubli. Iir;*iAWAi'.—An engine
specially fitted for work on the ateep grade*
whit n occur on the C. P. K, io tbe mountains
was taking down two car loadaof mat- rial to
where the mva were working at the second
rmoojllgq| tbe Ki.king Horse. Tb* grade
is '>ne ot the steepest in America, being a
f .ur and a half per cent, grade, or 23d ft**-!
in th*! mile Either from (tsbefngtbs fifot
trip Of tbo driver over this purt cf the MaJ
or tbe inooffloMnoy of the air-brakea, *he
■ ■■ i eagiu   got hoy and hia control   and   imbed
Wivetj o: Belgium toPri down the t:ra./e at asi^ed'abont thirty mile*
There hoi boon   00 attempt,  nt revolution I ha boor.    As the piaos was known tu   be. a
in Nicaragua,    The fact  is   remarkable,  as   dangerous one a spur track had beeu    bol*?,
tli" C  v.-ninent ii purely   rOpobUoon,   and I *'*'t*J***t »■ ca-te of an accident such   as   tbii
. '.1 l'i.   i tent has  not yet completed I -**-1*-* train might run upon it instead of  upon
nut t:r-*t   legal term.
In Onab mala also than ba- been a small
revolution, whi^h orginatod oaths CraBtiar
of Boaonnaeo, M-u-.u It was quickly re
pret-sed, and order now rci -in thioughout
(be State.
Adviouo from the Capo ofOoodfl pooay
Um bruise Dswf wmen u in course ol con-
Mttintion. At the end of the spur is a big
rock, on which thu engine ran and was shivered into a thousand pieces. On she train
sroroaboutaaVaati workmen going out (w*
tm front, and as the tram rushed down the1
incline they thought to aavn themselves   by
that ei.thu.-ia!-.!** nu.tt.ti^ have been bridal  JulI|t'iO€*    L'nfortunately they alighted  on
Cane Town, Grahamstown, and other place*' ™%lt ground and rocko, and   nearly   even-
extort concession after concession, bean in-1 not ^tenipt to jump, escaped from injury.-
...i* :„_..!.   --a-i_—x  _       _  \       *_,. _ i tidgury Herald.
suit upon insult, and treat convention "after
convention as 'mly to be made iu order to be :
broken. England is not prepared to retire I
alt .yether from South Africa.
The   matrimonial    intentions    of    Miss I
Fortescue, who has received h very   liberal |
balm for the damage to her affections caused !
by Lord Carmoyle's breach of promise,   are
again before th"  pnhlio,    The  report is revived that hhe is to become thewifi of Harry
Quitter, the well known art critic, whu   has
or
which the Czar Would reap all the profits in amply proved his constancy. Ho waa en-
Asia and Bismarck win all the advantages I gaged to Mi*s Forteicue before her acquain-
in Europe. For not only would at least 50,-1 tauce witb Lord Carmoyle, and she sacrificed
000 men be needed to capture the three prin- the author for the sake of the Lord and the
cipal treaty ports in southern China ami to j prospective title of the Countess Cairns. Mr.
make an effective demonstration in Yunnan Quilter remained true, however, and in
hut to retain   the  districts   thus acquired   March last, after Lord Garmoyle s desertion
wouhl exhaust the financial rosournea of
France antl shatter her military establishment. Tho uatives of southern China have
always shown themselves stubbornly intractable to alien rule, and generations
passed after the descendants of Zenghis had
firmly planted their dynasty in the north
before they could make much headway south
of the Yang-tse-Kiang. Audit is only by
carrying the let-alone policy to extremes
never witnessed in Europe, and wholly incompatible with French tradi'ions, that the
present Manchu dynasty contrives to maintain a nominal control of the last named part
ofthe Middle Kingdom.
If there is really any iutentionof materially
enlarging the scale of* Freuch operations    in
of Miss Fortescue, ami while the result of
her suit was Htill in doubt, he renewed his
offer of marriage. The offer has now been
accepted, and the wedding, it is said, will
take place within a few weeks.
.MELBOURNE PliTZrF FlGfITERS.
TheSiiokt Work that FarMOR Made or
Jackson While FlOHTlKa toa Finish.
The latest ud vices from Australia say
that the glove fight between the heavyweight champion pugilists William Par-
nan of Melbourne and P. Jackson,
colored, was decided tn Victoria Hall,
Melbourne, recently.   They fought lo ■
PIONEER
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T
HE UNDERSIGNED ream-ctfully io-
forms the citizens of Port Moddy and
vicinity thus he has just received a large*
and varied assortment nf seasonable
eastern Asia, wc can easily credit the report j finish,    Queensberry endurance   rules,
that Oen. Campeuon insists up-in   resigning | for $500 a side.   Tw
the Ministry of War.
pun resigning
No man knows better j men were present
than the General who enjoyed Cambetta's
confidence, and from whom no vice or weakness of the existing military "system can be
hidden, how seriously the despatch of even
20,000 men to Tonquin has disarranged the
mobilizing plans framed to meet the ever-
present danger of a European war. He can
see that the continued maintenance of amuch
larger army at the other end of the world
would drain and paralyze the fighting power
of his country, and leave her prostrate at the
feet of one whose sleepless plottmgs for German aegrandizement are as yet but half revealed. Who doubts that Bfamurk would
rejoice to see France Inextricably plunged in
such B crazy scheme as the partition nf China! No wonder that General. Campenon
'demands the instant convocation of the
French Legislature in order that M. Ferry
may be forced to define Ids purposes, nnd
that limits may he set to the squandering of
those resources on whioh the nation's life may
at any hour depend.—A'. Y Sun.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
pro-
Priuce Bismarck has   returned to Varzin.
Two more anarchists  have been arrested
nt Zurich.
Count   Herbert Bismarck has   been
inoted to the rank of Major.
The " Voltaire'1 s;tys that Mr. Ferry is oon-
sidciing the formation of a colonial army.
Herr von Sehloezer the German  representative at the Vatican, has returned to Hume.
The Duke of Argyll says the  world ia ten
milHoU years old.
beast,  ur
THE HUMORED FRANCO-RUSSIAN
ALLIANCE.
The curious opinion seems current at
Shanghai that France and Russia contemplate joint action against China with the
ultimate aim of effecting a partition of that
country. The only substratum of fact which
is thus far known to underlie the conjecture
is the recent concentration in Chinese waters
of a Russian cquadron stronger than the
naval force representing any other European power, with the exception of theflct-t
under Admiral Courbet. But for mwiv
years, ami especially since Ignatieff acquired
the valuable coast region around the month
J cf the Amoor Kiver, Russia has kept a good
Prof. Moseley lias discovered
inullu-ik, which has 11,00(1 eyes,
'I'he Bolivian Congress hns passed resolutions approving the recent compact made
with Chili.
Most of the English commercial firms who
adopted the electric light hive gone back to
gas.
The use of bitter willow in flavoring and
coloring tobacco is vehemently denounced by
IVof. headlamps of Paris as causiug softening of the brain.
Two steamers sailing from New Zealand
with cargoes of frozen beef have caught fire
in thoir freezing chambers, presumably from
the volatile liquids used to produce the cold.
A Paris despatch says that there are rumors of dissensions in the French Cabinet.
The Ministry look with disfavor upon Prime
Minister Ferry's colonial and Chinese policy.
The "National Gazette'' expresses the belief that Germany, Austria and Hus-sia will
support uny step taken by France in regard
to tne Egyptian financial question.
A young Austrian artillery officer and a
woman with whom he had passed the night,
after returning from the theatre, at a small
hotel in Vienna, were found each shot
through the breast.
Zurich. — Investigation proves that
the widow of StcTlmacher, tho Anarchist, was the head of an association of women
Anarchists, and received money and records
fn m German and Austrian Anarchists.
A Paris novelty is a magnifying fan. Two
sticks are bored antl the holes filled with
small buses of the finest crystal. The wearer
covers bar eyes with the fan ami uses the
Bticks as au opera glass.
Turkish armorers no longer make a secret
of thoir manufacture of fraudulent antiques.
Visitors to Constantinople can sec the ancient weapons of the Turks, Persians and
.Mongols in course of fresh construction.
Neither Gordon nor Wolseley is a teetotaler. They smoke tobacco—Gordon in all
kinds, pipes, cigarettes, cigars; Wolseley the
latter, and the best that can be had. Both
are temperate of food, and of incessant activity.
If the war between France and China continues for any great length of time it is likely
to become extremely unpopular with French
women, as it will augment the cost of the
chignon. The importation of hair forms an
important branch of French commerce.
The Russian coercion act promulgated in
1881, in order to enable the police to cope
with the Nihilist dynamitards, has expired,
but it is promptly renewed. St. Petersburg
ami Moscow will remain for three years
longer under the exceptional legislation,
whtie for the rest of the country one year's
prolongation is believed to be sufficient.
The New Zealand Government has authorised an agent to collect two hundred stoats
and weasels for the purpose of thinning out
the weasels iu that colony. Each animal is
expected to cost about $30 before it is
landed.
London, — Bot little has been heard
of Lidy Colin Campbell since her famous victory in her divorce suit. It is now
stated that she recently applied for an appointment from a leading newspaper, as a
correspondent to accompany tho Egyptian
expedition. Her application, however, was
declined, .ind the fair divorcee has sought retirement at the home of her mother, Mrs.
.Edward Maghliu Blood, in Irelaud.
thousand sporting
Farnan was attended by George ^mith and Jack Cody,
while Ned Powell and Peter Newton
seconded Jackson. Sain Rainhnry, the
well-known bookmaker, was referee*
and Abe Mickeu timekeeper.
Both principals bad trained like beavers, but wern somewhat fine. Farnan
weighed 176 and Jackson 191 pounds.
Richard E. Fox recently sent for Farnan to visit the United States, and contemplates on his arrival to match him
for $2,500 a side against heavy weights
here. Tbe Melbourne tight was over in
three rounds.
RotJKD li—The men Sparred warily for
some time, and watched each other for
ail advantage. Jackson finally put out
his left, but fell short. Then some
quick exchanges took place, ami Jackson got in a heavy blow on Farnan's
jaw with the left, and followed it up
with a right-hander on the ribs which
sent him down. When he got up he
was a little shaky. Jackson again
brought htm down with a blow on the
neck. Jackson then forced lhe fighting,
and some short-arm work followed till
Gie time was up.
Round 2,—Farnan opened the battle
with a swinging blow on the negro's
ribs, which made him gasp. Then tliey
closed, ami Farnan, having bit riirht
hand free, began to punish Jnc'cson in
the Stomach. Finally, when they broke
away, Jackson wa* almost doubled up.
Farnan followed him into his corner,
and let him have it left ami right, sand'
ing in some smashing blows on his face
neck, and bodv, and had ull the best of
it.
RoDXO H.—The men cntne un tamely,
both showing the effects ofthe heavy
punishment. Farnan now forced the
fighting, and dazed Jackson by n heavy
blow on the jaw. The latter now began
to throw his hands around wildly, and
Farnan, following him. forced him on
tho ropes and knocked him down. As
he was unable to get up within the ten
seconds limit,the referee decided Farnan the victor. The whole time of the
light was 8 minutes 35 seconds.
The Danish gunboat Fylla whioh returned
from tho Arctic regions to Orkney recently,
having besn sent out by the Danish Government on an exploring and surveying expedition, has had a most satisfactory voyage. It
occupied three months und a half, and extended alone the whole coast of Greenland
to 70' north latitude,and included a scientific
exploration of the inland glacicts iu that
country, dredging, trawling, and meteorological observations there and in Davfes1 Straits,
Baffin's Bay, antl Disco Bay. Many hitherto
unknown specimens were brought up by the
dredging. The greatest depth reached was
900 fathoms. Tho scientific sections were
under the charge of Prof. Warming; botany.
Dr. Topsie; mineralogy, Dr. Holmin; Baron
Holmfelda was artist to the expedition.
The collections include an iron meteoric stone
which was discovered in Disco Bay. It is
estimated to weigh about 2,000 pounds, and
it is being sent to Deumark. It was found
in tho same district where Bamn Nordensk-
jold made his discovery. The vessel was in
structed to render any assistance to the
Greely expedition in its power, but it was
found that the survivors had been rescued
about a week before the Fylla arrived at
North Greenland. The ship left Copenhagen
on the 94th of May. Fine weather was experienced throughout, but a great quantity of
ice was met. The Fylla which has a crew
of eighty-four men and carries six-gunB, left
last night for Copenhagen, where details of
the expedition will shortly be published.
A curious political rebellion is now
progress iu county Mayo, Ireland.
That county is now represented in
the House of Commons by Mr. John O'Connor
Power and the Kev. Isaac Nelson. Mr.
Parnell, it is understood, desires these same
men to contest the county again at the next
general election, but a number of the Nationalists of Mayo object to Mr. Pattella dictation,
and propose quite a different programme.
These disaffected leaguers took advantage of
a fair which was held to-day at Balla to hold
a secret meeting and discuss the political
situation. They deefded tbat they would no
longer submit to the autocratic sway of Mr.
Parncll.but that they would exercise the right
of independent judgement, and would put in
nomination candidates*of their own selection.
Their choice fell upon Capt. Boycott, who
was recently the most execrated man in Ireland, and John William Nally. The growing popularity of Capt. Boycott rs one of
the moot curibus factsof currentlrish history.
Moderate observers consider it a sign of the
waning ftifl'uence of the Irish Na' iohal League
The loyal Parnellites ridicule the idea of any
successful opposition being possible in Mayo,
hut the fact that there is any serious defection in that county is rendered significant bv
the fact that in April, I860, Mayo returned
Mr. Parnell himself to Parlimeut by a handsome majority.
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Lots offered in every
portion of the town-
site; also a few desirable Estates in
the immediate vicinity of Port Moody
l'riuct* Joseph of Saxe-Coburg, a boy of
12, whits ascending tbe Triselwaed Alp, at
Ausee, fell over a precipice. He haa bis
hip juint and collar bone broken, besides re
sciving several injuries to his head.
On a recent visit in his yacht to tho river
Dee, the Duke of Norfolk bathed his little
blind heir at Holywell. He had tried Lour-
dea without result.
The truth as to a crimeuearCork has been
found at the bottom of a well, though hidden
by a big stone, which, being dropped in after
the bodies of two murdered peisons, fitted so
tightly that it had to be bro'\en by sledges.
An immense dog, a cross between a mastiff aud a St. .Bernard, navagely attacked a
young man at Edmonton, KnuTand, and would
have killed him had uot his sister come to
his rescue.    The girl fought the beast coura-
feoutdy and di-sperately,  and was   terribly
itten, but she conquered lum.
During the siege of Paris, M. Lie bo u a e.
Prefect of Herault, sent the following tele
gram to Oambetta at Tours: "How shall I
send to Paris for the Mobiles of Herault ten
thousand pairs of shoes?" There was no reply. He tried again. Still tbere was no
answer. His third aud last telegram was
more successful. It read, "Your silence is
inexplicable, and 1 shall send in my resignation if I do not get a reply. I ask now
for the last time how I can send to Mobiles
in Paris ten thousand pairs of shoes?" The
answer came at last: "Let your shoes be
accompanied by three hundred thousand
men.   That is the way to do it."
In Paris the Avenue Friedland, an aristocratic quarter, has no number 13. The owner of the house that ought to have the unlucky number petitioned the Prefect of the
Seine and actually obtained from him permission to number the mansion "11 bis."
Artists in the French capital are notoriously
superstitious. When by chance thirteen of
them are about to sit down to dinner, some
of them are sure to go in search of
another guest to drive away the bad luck.
Theophile Gautiergets pale when a saltcellar is upset. Ou all the Paris railroads and
in the omnibuses the number of travellers is
sensibly reduced on Fridays. Friday is regarded as an unlucky day for riding.
Of the eleven persons who formed the
Government of National Defence after the
fall of the French empire in 1870, bix—-
Cremieux, Oambetta, Jules Favre, Gamier-
Pages, Glais-Bizoin, and Ernest Picard—
are dead. Emmanuel Emmanuel is shelved
in the French Legation at Berne; Jules
Simon hassunktnto almostequal obscurity in
Paris; Eugene Pelletan is one of the Senators ;
Henri Kochefort is editor oi the Intramsi-
geant, and daily attacks theGovcrnmentofthe
republic with as much vigor and vencim as heat-
tacked that of the Empire, But a single oneof
the eleven haa at present a shar-i in the
Government of the com.try. He, it is true,
has the lion's share, for ho is Jules Ferry.
When the English dog stealer decides on
a rural trip ho takes horse and cart, the latter
covered in behind the seat so as to form a
sort of locker, and invites a friend of his own
kidney to accompany him. Having marked
down his ijuarry, he drives slowly past the
house, turns buck ugain, and repasses. His
nope is that the dog will run out into the
road and bark. If nobody happens to be
watching the cart is driven slowly off, aud
the dog follows it till some secluded spot
is reached, when the confederate gets out
and secures him; or else, if he i*i known to be
savage, a noose is dropped over his head
from behind, and he is hauled into tho cart.
The secret of a dog following the strange
cart, it is added, is that either tlie tires ui
Che wheels are plentifully anointed with anise-
seed oil, or a bag saturated with that extract
is letdown by a cord to trail on the ground.
Ellen Terry's first husband was Watt.*,
the artist, some of whose pictures are to be
brought to America. He loved another
woman who was too high above him in the
social circle ever to bo his wife. In his disappointment he married the girl actress
Her friends say that he treated her with
kindness, but also with indifference, and
seemed* carcely to take any notice of the
fact when one fine morning he was tuld that
she had eloped with Godwin, the architect
and writer. At the end of several years
Watts was purmiaded to prucure a divorce.
By this time Ellen had presented Godwin
with two daughters, the elder of whom.now
18, is soon to mako her debut as an actress.
Later the mother married, not Godwin, but
Charles Kelly, au actor of some local reputation. This third union proved as luckless
as its predecessors. Ellen Terry Watts
Kelly has long lived apart from her last
husband.
Cholera is a grim spectre, and makes a
disagreeable impression on ni'ist people. A
writer is the Union Medimle, however, tells
of a charlatan who counsels us to take everything coolly, and if the cholera puison enters
our Bystem to receive it without anxiety.
"Would you destroy it?" he asks. "All you
have to do is to swallow a teaspoonful of
this remarkable preparation, the secret of
which the great Napolean brought from
Egypt. The reason why men have cholera
is because they are unable to digest its active
contagious principle. But after introducing
a few drops of this elixir the poison digests as
pleasantly as a simple cutlet; indeed, there is
nothing to show that my preparation is not
much more digestuble than a cutlet." By
his side the charlatan carries anti-choleraic
belts. "Theso," ho said, "arumtouly beautiful ornaments for the person, but coutain
over fifty sachets, any of which will save
any lady from cholera." The man has many
customers.
Tho Lancet calls attention to the
fact—in speaking of beer drinking and heart
disease-the statements are made to the effect
that the average weight of the heart in men
is greater in Munich than elsewhere. The
result of 1,000 autopsies appears to have
created a belief among the observers that
"the habitual consumption of beer in large
quantities tends to enlarge the heart by
tne direct action of alcohol on its tissues, by
the increase of the amount of fluids in the
body, and by the belief that the nutritive
ingredients of the beer ore easilyassimilated."
It is stated as an interesting fact that in 1882
the average amount of beer consumed by
each person in Germany ranged in different
districts from 54 to 186 litres. In Bavaria
it reaehed 233 litres, and in Munich 432.
The litre is a little less than an English
quart.
A striking feature of the German municipal system is its entire independence of national politics. No issue but those arising
out of municipal questions are allowed to in
fluence the city elections, Every male iu-
habitant 24 years of age has a right to vote
on municipal questions, provided thnt he has
his own household and is not dependent on
father or mother; that he has not received
alms from the public funds within twelve
years; that he has paid all municipal dues;
that he occupies a house or pursues a trade
with two employees; that he pays an in
come tax or a class tax. Under one or
another of these five conditions all industrious persons iu the city are included.
That all votes should count equally is regarded as uubusincss-like. The arrangement
adopted to meet this point of view is this:
Voters were divided into three classes, each
of which elects one-third of the City Council. To the first class are assigned so many
of the largest taxpayers as pay one-third of
the taxes assessed; to the second bo many as
in the aggregate pay the second third of the
taxes; to th third chss belong all not included in the .''i.!1 and second. Each of the
classes elect forty-two members of tlie Council, its influence upon quest1' ins of finance being
kept in strict equality with its tax payments.
The City Council of Berlin has long been
conspicuous for the educational and financial
standing of its members. Election to it is
accounted an honor to which the ablest men
ofthe city aspire.
Another danger is added to modern housekeeping. Dr. Austin has discovered that
water containing orgaoic matter will, when under pressure, dissolve compounds ftf lead, zinc,
and copper more rapidly and in much larger
quantities than when pure and under ordinary
conditions. He claims that many cases of
dysentery result from drinking such water
that has stood all night iu lead or zinc pipes.
The King of Sweden had narrow escapes,
it seems, while on his recent tour in England. A tremendous storm aroso soon after
he left Gotheuburg, andanother as ha neared
the English coast. While he was visiting
Holy rood a violent thunder storm cameon, ana
lightning struck close tothe window by which
he was standing. Later in the day it actually hit a carriage which was awaiting him.
The coachman escaped by being at the bones'
heads.
Prisons have become such popular places
of public resort in Luxemburg, aud so many
persons have committed offences merely to
qualify for admission, that the Luxemburg
Government has ordered that vagabonds aud
beggars, as well as persons arrested for causing disturbances while drunk, shall be strictly kept on bread and water during their imprisonment.
Judging from the Spanish papers, excitement has been caused in Spain by the discovery of gold mines in the province of
Seville. The "Eco de Andalusia' publishes
the views of several engineers on this point,
all of whom agree that vast tracts of the
district contain rich and extensive gold
mines which have only to be developed to
prove a source of great wealth.
In point of beauty, according to the
London Truth, Balmoral will not compare
with Invercnuld, Col. Farquharson's family
place, where Gladstone has been staying,
and which lies a few miles further up Dee-
side. Invercauld House stands on a beautiful green terrace, 1,500 feet above the sea.
From the windows there is one of the finest
views in the Highlands.
French haters of Thiers have published a
story which they think reflects upon his
patrotism. They say that Gambetta
once tnld some one else that Thiers cared
but little about the Alsatians, and when the
question of ceding them came up, said: "Lot
them go: they were Germans once and they
become GermanB again. If we lose a pro.
vince.we can bring it back some day with
the milliards which we have kept. But we
can never hope to get back the five milliards
which the Hermans ask of usaa a war indemnity."
Among the interesting exhibitions prom-
ised for the year 1885, that of Pussian historical furniture, whieh is to be held at
St. Petersburg, will be much appreciated by
antiquarians and artists. The primitive
chain and tables of the ancient Slavs, as well
as the costly furniture which at present
adorns the residences of tiie rich, and the
bright colored deal goods in the moujik's
cottage, will be exhibited, and appeals aro at
present being made to furniture dealers and
others posseting antique furniture to send
their goods to the committee.
A marriage in Paris between Mile. Des-
hmdes and Vicointe Fleury is compared to
the reconciliation of the Capulets nnd Montagues. The bridegroom is the son of Napoleon Ill.'s confidential adviser, Gen, Fleury,
while the bride is granddaughter of Catulani,
the celebrated singer, who was noted for her
intense hatred of Napoleon. When she visited Paris in 180b' the Emperor held out the
must tempting inducements to her for an engagement at the opera. A wish from such a
quarter was of course a command, and Cata-
lini, fearing the consequences of a refusal,
slipped out of the capital secretly at night
and made her way to England.
Excitement was caused Utely in the
Quartitr Lottil lcGrund, Paris, by a raid
made by theCoinmisBOiierof Police afterbook-
maker-]. The officer was about to seize the
wallet and papers on the table of oneof them,
when the properietor of the cafe shouted,
"Theiv . asHii-iflins!" A crowd was quickly
gathered, nnd there were cries of "Put the
police out.'' A wniter called out, "The police
arethe lobhers1' aud was promptly arrested.
The proprietor again interfered and protested
sn he was carried off too, and is in the more'
trouble for having been Btoppod in the act of
throwing a tumbler at the Co;uini(-B)ner's
head.    The cafe is closed.
Labouchere says that in St. Paul'*', London, whither he went to hear Canon Liddon
preach, one choirman went fast aaleep
immediately, and about the middle of the
sermon another had gone olf. On the other
side was u choirman fast asleep. The boys
were in the greatest disorder, one lying
almost across his companion, his neck hanging over him in a deep sleep. His friend
would not arouse him, but kept awake till
ho awoke and then went to sleep himself.
The boys opposite were moro lively, but not
devout. One was making Punch and Judy
with his surplice, another sucked candy,
another had a scent-squirt, while a fourth
was engaged in manufacturing little paper
things, and trying to get them to stand up
on his bench, to the great delight of the
rest
Within a few mouths past markings have
been seen on the surface of the planet Venus
which even so cautions an astronomer as Prof.
Young has declared give promise that we
may be able to learn something concerning the poles, the mountains, the
continents, and the seas of that distant
world. Mr. Trouvelot has discovered what
he regards as probably tlie snow-clad summits of mountains thrust up through the
cloudy atmosphere in the neighborhood of
its poles. The mountains, if they exist,
must be of amazing height, and it is doubted
whether Trouvelot has correctly interpreted
what he saw. Yet that 'ie did see some
peculiar feature of the planet—that he did
get a glimspe, though an obscure one, into
thia far-away world—the astronomers do not
question.
A girl presented her nose to a surgeon
for improvement. It was very conspicuous
and undeniably destructive of the beauty
which her face would otherwise have poa-
sesed. She said that she had read about his
straightening out and reforming a nose that
wub flattened and askew, and sbe wanted
him to take a section out of her it-nnan
feature, thns transforming it into a Grecian
one. She had a pretty cie u notion, too, as
to how the operation 'ould be performed;
and he had to admit that the plan was entirely feasible—that her masculine beak might be
altered into a femiuine bill with only a scar
across it to mark the point where some of
the superfluous material had been removed.
But he did not feel justified in carving
human faces for such a purpose, and had to
decline the job. She vowed, however, that she
would find a surgeon to do it if it cost five
thousand dollars.
The new French Divorce Court has refused
to convert a legal separation into a divorce
in a case where the petitioner, the husband,
was the party against whom the separation
had been pronounced three and a half years
ago. It was shown that the wife had always conducted herBelf iu an exemplary
manner, and the divorce wass opposed on
her part on the ground tha it would enable
the husband to marry the woman with
whom he had lived since the separation, and
so the position and the prospects of the
wile and her children would be prejudiced.
In the case of Adelina Patti, now pending, the petition has likewise been presented
by the party against whom the separation
was decreed, the Marquis de Caux. According to the divorce law, It is competent for
either party, after a legal separation of more
than three yeara, to apply for a divorce, but it
seems that the Court can refuse it to the party
against whom the separation has been decreed
if it judges right to do so.
ELGIN HOUSE,
FORT MOODT.
la/IVf     11\Ttssl¥   t^XT   HAS  NOW   COMPLETED   THE   BAR   AND
TV 1yJLi    1 ll ijMuMJA JL     Billiard Room,—tbe latter the Handsomest Room
in tbe Province, furnished with the finest CAROM and POCKET TABLES ever imported.
The BAR will be provided with the best of
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
THE RESTAURANT is now open to the public; it ia conducted on the most
modern improved principles by a first-class Cook.
WILLIAM INSLEY, ....       Pbopriitor.
The London House,
MURRAY STREET, ABOVE CALEDONIA HOTEL.
JF\ JP. NBLSOiv,     Proprietor
A Larue and Well-assorted Stock of
Groceries, Provisions. Dry Goods, Boots & Shoes
CROCKERY, GLASSWARE, BLANKETS A COVERLETS,
CUTLERY and FANCY GOODS.
CHOICE HAMS & BACON.     BUTTER & EGGS A SPECIALTY
Confectionery and Tobacco of all kinds.
PAINTS. OILS, TURPENTINE, RED tt WHITE LEAD, GLASS, PUTTY
PAINTS-IN EVERY COLOR-READY FOR USE.
gtat'. ' rthe "ACCIDENT INSURANCE COMPANY OFNORTH
A  R*f!/.       -Montreal.
Orders Promptly Attendbd to.
Caledonia Hotel
HEAD OF PORT MOODY.
R.  B.  KELLY,
Proprietor,
PHE PROPRIETOJR OF THE ABOVE HOTEL takes pleasure in
I     announcing that tho House is now completed with every convenience for tho traveling public.   THE TABLES are well supplied with
every article in season, and THE BAR is provided with a well-selected
Stock of
LIQUORS ANDCFGARR
THE BEDS are well aired, and THE STABLING is extensive
and the best of Feed always ready for Horses.
It may be well to remind visitors that this Hotel is within a few
minutes walk of the Railway Wharf and Station, and just at the
Terminus of the New Road, now in course of construction.
GUESTS may depend 011 receiving every attention and a hearty
welcome from the undersigned, whose long experience is a guarantee
of everything being comfortable and satisfactory.
J. T. SCOTT, Manager
NEW  FURNITURE   STORE
CLARKE STRKKT, PORT MOODY, B. C.
FALES & CO., Proprietors
 A LARGE STOCK OF	
FURNITURE  and   HARDWARE,
 l.'ONRIKTI.VO OF	
BEDROOM SETS, CHAIRS, TABLES, CRADLES, COT BEDS, WHATNOTS, SOFAS.
MATRESSES,   PICTURES,   MIRRORS,   PICTURE   FRAMES,   F.tc.
ALSO—FRAMES OF ALL KINDS MADE TO ORDER.
Cutlery, Hardware, Glassware, Lamps, Willow-ware, Etc.
GROCERIES k PROVISIONS, TOBACCO & CIGARS, CANNED GOODS,
CANDIES, WALL PAPER, MATTING, TICKINGS, BLINDS,
SHEETINGS. AND EVERYTHING USUALLY FOUND
IN A GENERAL FURNISHING STORE
UNDERTAKING   IN   ALL   ITS   BRANCHES
Inspect our stock Terms Cash
ZED S. HALL,
Of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and late of Kansas City, U. 8.,
GrS TO ACQUAINT THE LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF
New Westminster und vicinity that ho has opened a First-Class
Book Stationery
4\asra\
Periodical establishment
ON COLUMBIA STREET
And hopes by strict attention to business and courtesy,  to merit
a share of the public patronage.
BOOKS,   PERIODICALS,    MUSIC,   Ac,   Ac,
Imported to Order.
DIRECT  IMPORTATION.
B
E. BROWN
EGS TO INFORM THE RESIDENTS OF NEW WESTMINSTER AND VICINITY
that be is constantly receiving from Europe shipment! of ohoioe
Wines,    Spirits,    Laiqueurs,
ENGLISH ALES,
London and Dublin Stout,
WHICH HE WILL SUPPLY
IN BOND   or   DUTY  PAID-jg*
IN QUANTITIES TO SUIT PURCHASERS.
J. H. PLEACE k CO.,
—IMPORTERS AND DIALERS  IN—
.iARDWARB, STOVES, RlXliES
PUMPS, ISO PIPES AND FITTINGS,
lv OILS,
AI.I.   COUNTRY   ORDBRS   PROMPTLY
EXECUTED.
COLUMBIA ST., NEW WESTMINSTER
Pioneer
DRUG STORE,
Murray Snuurr, Port Moodt.
M. HESLOP, - - Proprietor
A complete stock of
Drugs and Patent Medicines
•^Prescriptions carefully iitystomsL
This Great Household
cine ranks among thi
ing necessaries oi lit
These famous Pills purify ihr
and act most powerfully, yet m*
on the
LIVER STOMACH. KID
in* BOWELS, giving lone, cai
vifoi lo them grei. Ma IN MTU
Llr-E. Tbe. are coDstuntl; rtci-ujiB
t in.er filling remedy in sll esse, *
consiituiioii, Irom "hatever csusc,
come laptiiad nrweakened. \ur,
ri'-ifully effiCHciout io ill illnieut. I
lo Females ol nil ages; ud it s Q]
FAMILY MKPIC1NI". are mimr,,,,
Its searching and Bi
Properties    are
throughout the Wo
For llie cure ul BAD LECS.L'H
Old Wounds, Sores and
Il i« «n infallible rimeHy. 11 «fleeu
bed on tht neck ind el fit, at ss'iti
il Cures SO, E THROAT, li...... j..
Coughs, mil (-feu ASTHMA. Irrrl
Swelling*, Absiesse., Piles, Finis*
QOUT   RHEUMATIJ
And (Ttrj kind of SKIN I1ISK.W
never been kiiuwn lo fn.i.
Ibe I'illt aud Ointment ire  Mu
'I'll, ut
633 0XFOIID STHKET   l.i'.M
And .re  .od  l.j   nil  v n.'nr.
Iiroi.ghuul r Ire civilized »o hi,will..
for oi>e .n rt most • veiy nngiii|je
TU''   T'rmle Murks of these Me.ri
.nisi. ier'   iu   ilMHwii.     Ileui'',
bri'iighiini ibe Brfil.il Patnulot!
,e- p the Arnericuu I ouiiier en. tr
he pros'irnied.
ttTV rohsiei should 'oo* r .
on tht Pott tnd Holes.    II ibesil.n
633, Oilord street, London, thej
OMi
LUMBER  YA
iieii k linos. &
KEEP A  FULL ASSORT'IB']
Rough and Drc-we
X* WMBEi
JOSEPH  WINTEMUTE, i
Port Moody
MEAT  MAUI
MURRAY STREKT.
w
Keeps constantly on Irari
stock of tint-civs
FRESH BE
MUTTON,
Veal and B
Coen'd Beef, 1
Fresh Vegetal)
IN SEASON.
A CALL RESPECTFULLY SOI
NEW WESTMINSTi
Soda-water Mani
ALFX. PHILLIPS
CAN SUPPLY THK CITY
CINITY with Sodswitsrl
sweet), Ginger Beer, Ginger Al*.
rills; Ltmon, Rsipberry, •*»
Synipi; Essence of Ginger s Iw
tarts, etc.
OflDHtS    TaOM    TB*   ('OCHTRV   '
KXECCTID,
COLUMBIA ST., NEW WEST!
New FallGot
Wm. ELSOJ
The Cash Tai|
Ltttoji Sqcai»(N*w rrV**"
Hat opened out hia FALL ST
now prepared to exeett* «*■
•"■TBAnOTACTTOT GoAJUUrrt**?-
ta*

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