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Port Moody Gazette Aug 16, 1884

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Array —THE—
fort Igwdg ferffe*
lUMCRimox bt roar,
All eoinmunicatiuns addressed to
Xj. Jm.. 2w1c;IjE:R.i:e,
Port Moody.
Or to the GuariiiaX Office, New Westmin-
•ter, will receive prompt attention.
Travelers' Insurance Co,
Applicatlrms for policies in tl
for either Aoc,,i*nt  or Lire* IntUrauce
•st b* h**t iroia (Dtp undersigned at I'ort
\ t*     A- CampLali,
*17   I taturane*, Land, ft General Agent.
Barribtir-at-Law,  Notary Public,
Soucitor a»u ArrORMiy, Rkal Kstaik
Aokxt    a>d    CexTitAxcRii,
irray Str*»*»t,    -   -   Port HCcody.
every section of Port Moody. Also,
Suburban Lj|*a by tlte Acre, immediately
adjacent to th* Port Moody surveyed Town-
Lands for tale nn the North aide of, and
having water frontage on, Port Moody
Harhur, finely situated and exceedingly
Alto, Ktrm Land, ol *np«rior quality and
on favorable terms, in New Westminster
Carefully prepared Maps and Plan* exhibited, uid the fullest information furnished, at Mr. Hamilton's office
-Telephone Building
Beat Estate Agents,
Conveyancers & Accountants.
NO. 35.
(from fJlockwood.)
"E»tot soltira; vox coxdios"
D. I. I.CRTI8. 8. l.'I.AHKIi, M. D.
D. S. CM & CO.,
Direct ImpitrUTs mid Dimler* in
Lamps and Lamp Hoods, &c,
NKW WESTMINSTER.   -   -   «
(Next Door to the Colonial Hotel.)
Special facilities for tlie Jobbing Trade
A. M. Herring,
Wmolk8ai.ii: & Rrtail
The Largest Stock in tlie City
. It —AT  THB—
Under  tb*  new Oddfellows'  Ball,
Murray Strict, Port Moodt.
M. H8SI-0F, - - Proprietor
A complete stock of
Drugs and Patent Medicines
tWV'oett\<ot\tai» carefully ditpouted
Then our rampageous lriend wat
given over to the nun's keeping, tod
tome arrangement waa made ai to how
thia treasure wat to be restored to hia
owner.    It wit ditgusting  to see   hiui
Company   It0 0tt* *-* m*e"> •• *   moa** **■• moment
•ance, can that lie was led away.
'These creatures .re very wise," Abel
said; "tbat brute knowt at well at I do
that he has had tbe bent of it. I know
the man: he itgoing to take it to a stable."
Then he continued with a grin, "The
master won't like our turning Carlos
into a baggage-mule, though."
The matter has behaved very badly
throughout. Are you really obliged to
take the mules back in the night?"
-"I must obey orders, lienors; I am a
"We have lost so much time, that I
am ture 1 cannot ride to Ariniesinr; under the best circuinstancesit would have
been a long stretch. Very well, I will
stop at Goascaron, and I thall write to
Consul Bahl and tell him how badly
Mr. '/.. has behaved. He muat have
known that we could not reach Arimesine to-night."
I cannot say, Benoia; but it is a great
many leagues offl"
"How manyl"
Abel could not tell. In this country it it equally impossible to ascertain
correctly either the length of a distance
or the time of day. A wholesale importation of clocks and milestones would
certainly prove a national benefit in
this direction.
The sun was now fierce, and we had
quitted the shade of the forest and
scattered trees. Eduardo dismounted
and offered Abel hit turn to ride; but
this ftrong, cheery man declined. "Let
me ride when I am tired," he said. "1
will stay by thj Senort; it is very tiresome for bei io use a saddle with the
pommel placed on the side opposite to
the one she is accu.tomed to, the mare,
too, ia fidgety."
So ihe wat. A passing bird, a ttray
cow tearing at a hedge, all startled her;
and farther, on, when we met a drove of
mules, sho rushed into the middle ot it,
turning round and round, and exhibiting a atrung inclination to bolt. Abe!
explained that hor.et have in general
a very strong dislike to stranger-mules;
for thit reason—tliey are seldom ntaliicl
together. Tire mare agrees veiy well
with the mules at home, because tliey
are accustomed to each other and have
been reared together.
We got on, however, at a fair tpeed
halting two hours afterwards hy a pretty
running stream to take some refresh
ment. Eduardo sought among the
huts of the country village near, and
succeeded in obtaining some milk,
tortillas, and a delicious water-melon.
The men went to a little distance to
smoke, and 1 look advantage of tbe
opportunity to bathe my feet in the
lovely stream. They were burning
from my wearing black boots, a mott
unwise article of dress to adopt in tropical countries. I had a litile tin case,
containing a square of soap, which, fortunately, was in my pocket, and so it
escaped the devastation caused by the
baggage-mule, and with thankfulness
for thii comfort, I revelled in the pebbly
delicious water.
The painter of river scenery can no-
wheie in the wide world find inoie
chaiming subjects for his brush than
the lovely water-couises of Spanish
Honduras. The cascades among the
mountains aie simply magnificent, and
deserve to be classed among the finest
in any land. The lowest and dirtiest
of village* in the interior can generally
show a beautiful running stream in its
niirltt, and it is, I think, in consequence
of this, that typhoid fever and blood
poisoning are unknown.
These pests are not at th* time the
correct thing to die of in Honduras, at
appears to be the case in our own land.
Can it be that polluted water is in reality the mainspring of half the ailments of tbe English people] My
fervent wish for Honduras is that she
may ever deserve the name. Hondo,
being interpreted, means a pond oi
brook; and the brooks of this fair region
are so pure and health-giving, that
when, tbe iron hand of progress penetrates here, may its mission be other
tban that of tainting, for commercial
greed, the life of a country.
Ah, how many in our own England
turn to spirits and to beer, because the
only water to which thev have access
is poiaoned by chemical drugs, oris
made the receptacle of all foul things!
A weary ride in burning sun and
oyer rough road brought as to the outskirts of Goascaron. My strength was
neatly spent, Owing to the badness of
the road and the uneasy motion canted
by >he mannsf of mounting.
Strong kind Abel more than once
carried me over the smaller streams;
for, ai the darkness came on the mare
plunged unsteadily and sometimes car
ried mo into very deep water. The heat
too, had been very prostrating; and so
it was with a feeling of relief that I
heard a clWr incisive voice call out,
"Ii that the lady from Aceitonaf
Eduardo hat] ridden on in advance, and
the Italian doctor was standing at hii
side waiting t\ receive ut.
iou veiy comfortable,  n.-riia-ht. Senora,
(1 amalone;1 but to-monow it   will be Iw-tlcr.    Don
Gracianii say* you   must   May   over tomorrow."
I went with her int i the house, and
tbe,e, partitioned off, in a comer of tbe
long lo* store, wa* a comfortth'e bed,
screened fioin the public vie* by some
clever arrangement of bltnketl and
coverlets. Eduaido, by desire of the
ho«t, had put in tome toiletware.
This was a great comfort; for the
iloiiduri'iniis, aa a rub-, aro quite inde-
1 go with Ood). —Spatuth Axiom.
Wkart and wayworn on the out-
tkirts of Goascaron, and depressed by I
my misadventures with the baggsge-
mules, I waa right glad to hear the voice
of the doctor calling out, "Is that the
lady from Aceituntj"
"Senor, ti,"   responded   Abel on my ;
behalf, "tnd a very weary day the lady
has had
whilst 1  I even ine   inean>-si article ot   crockery
The Italian doctor, however, antici- ig to lx- accredited with more than the
psted the attention, and somehow (fur j usual means of supporting life. Thus,
tbe power of   atsisting myself   had left; j,, ,h,. opinion „f mmiv. Don   (iraciano
would     ba     accounted   a    well-to do
(hombre de bien), if not a rich man.
Abe! came to take b me of un- before
C. D. fi.*-,. 1.1. RatW
K*il   Ei-fara   Broke!-*,
INSURANCE     AliEXTS,    ke,.
Culemb* at., Opixatii* PaatotVa,
Maw » E.TatWTU, B. C.
I.    I w,U tell you -abort It pre.- •    ,n(1(.„t rf thjg w^-     Q, ,\  .^^
Coute. Eduardo    hold the marei £ lhl. inl,., „„. fjf ,m, J,       t ' ,0,scss
I lift ber from th. ta.lu.ie. „„„ tl„.   meMett arMl. Jj  ^
me) I was seated in a rocking-chair, Bnd '
a short man with finely cut features was
looking steadily in my face.
"You are faint from over-fatigne,"
he taid; "there is nothing more the
matter.    You want a little cognac."
He went to fetch this, and I was
soon revived by swallowing a portion
of tlie stimulant. But I was aching
witb a dull pain from head to foot, and
it wat witli difficulty that I could speak.
It wat as from a long distance off that
I heard Abel recapitulating all our inis-
furtunes,—small enough, perhaps, in
the temperate zone, but with the sun at
101° in the shade, o/ra cosa (another
thing), aa the Spaniards say
"You should have rested in the middle of the day," the doctor added decisively. "It was a shameful thing to
send an unbroken animal; and—you
don't mean to tell me that you are
going to take the cattle back to-night)'
'Such are my order*," replied Abel.
"But the lady has hired them, and
I suppose has paid for them, to take
her as far as Arimesine?"
"She has, Senor; but, you see, she
has not got there. I am ready to go
now, but I think it will be too far for
the lady. I am very sorry. What
can I do!"
The doctor pondered a moment. "You
had better return: stay, and refresh for
a couple of hours. There is good mocn
too. I can provide mules here to carry
the lady on. Better ihat sbe should
lose a little than get ill. By the way,"
continued the doctor quickly, "was thia
lady told that she had hired animals by
time, or did the understand thst you
were to return with them to-night under
any circumstancel"
'She says, Senor, lhat she unde,stood
that the mules were at her diapos.il until she should arriv„*i Ariuiesin<\"
"Ah, well, I  ,iiu gad it is a   Briton,
nd not any ono  of this   country, who
could behave so b.i-llv to a woman, and
to oue tr availing abuie too."
Trust the British fur cheating and
swindling one another whenever t ey
can gel the chance in an out-of-the-way
country; uiina I say in an out-of-the-way
country," shouted a voice which mbh
undoubtedly an English on,', though
employing the Spanish language with
more force than accuracy.
I wonder who on earth this can be!"
thought I to myself, hs the sneaker
went on to question Abel with more or
less bad Spanish, garnished with a
round British oath here and there. It
was not long before the mysteiy waa
solved, for a large, red-ficed, choleric-
looking man, with a merry twinkle in
his eye, ttood before me. He looked
what he eventually turned out to be—a
retired captain in the British merchant
"1 beg your pardon, madam," he said;
"but I heard that travellers had come
in, and one of them an Knglish lady. I
am sorry you have had such a day of it
—very-sorry. Now if you would like
to go on with the animals in a fe
hours, I will take precious good car.
tbey don't return tn Aceituna till you
have done with them. I am a match
for Abel, though h* is a big fellow."
"Oh no, thank you," I replied
hastily; "Abel has been to good, so attentive to me, I would much rather not
go on. In fact, I am so tired that I am
thankful to rest here."
"All right, then; but if I were yon, I
would wiite to Consul Bahl, who tt an
honest man, and tell him how this precious custom-bouse officer hss behaved.
Bah! what makes England send all her
rubbish out her»J"
"Not all, surely," I replied—"there
must be many exceptions."
"Just you look at that Honduras
railway, madam," he went on. "That
railway was planned and carried out by
I retired, and it was with nal regret
thut I parted with this honest, kindly
guide. I pressed a little remembrance
into his hand, and thanked him sincerely for the help he hail given me.
''I shall keep this for my next little
daughter," the stalwart fellow answered
' I will put it round her neck, and call
her Ingleia.   Adios."
The tramp ofthe mure and the mules
told us that Abel wus on the way back
to his gracious muster; and so we all
turned to our beloved sleep. It was
strange on the next morning, in look
ing through the blankets, to find my.
self lying in bed in a general store.
Yes; there were the shelves laden with
jars „f pickles, bottles of wine, tea-
ministers, and kerosene-lamps. Other
■helvea held a variety of articles, all
suited to the    requirements of country
life; nnd a compartment was emir
fitted up with drugs and medicine-
bottles, supported at one end by a pestle
and mortar, and at the other bv a large
glass machine, whieh in shapo was a
eut between a hot-water bottle ami a
pillar post-box. A curling projection,
also of glass, rendered this article a sub
ject of my earnest scrutiny. A small
chair in the angle of this compartment,
anrl a tiny table before it, seemed t„
announce that this was the professional
part of the establishment.
A knock from somewhere brought
me to my manners: snd I had just tune
to close the loop-hole in tho curtains
when I hoard a voice from somewhere
follow the knock from somewhere.
"Excuse me, Senora." called my
host, "but you    had   better   rise   now.
Some iWii-ioun coif-,- and maize
eakes were brought, ami *< ial down
tothe table. I h»silated a moment,
and then caid, 'Should wc not wait tot
the Senorar
"Oh no," replied the. husband; "she
is busy in the kitchen; she r loos not
take her meals will, me. Now I want
to tell you 1 think 1 can yet mules and
a muleteer for you: 1 huve been speak-
ing to Eduardo. Not a bad lad, but
he is idle; mind you Joi'P «ri a to his
wrrfk, and make him wait upon you
Well, as I waa saying, there are some
very good muleteers in tioascaron just
now, and 1 can recommend one especially. He is a good walker, and a
first-rate man iu his way. Will you
allow me to see him for you?"
I reply gratefully, '"Yes, by all
"Possibly I may be able to manage
for you. -Marcos is not cheap, but his
mules are thoroughly good, and as you
have some awkward rivers to ford, his
strength and his knowledge you will
find valuable.     "Mozo—mo—zo!"
"Kstov aqui, Senor" (I am here, sir),
gasped the little lad, as he emerged
from the "cocina with his mouth crammed with "tortilla," arid his hands full
of some mess of cake and honey.
He was ordered, as I gathered, to
summon Marcos, somebody, and
Vicente somebody else, and above all
the "Sir," and to be quick about it.
The rapidity of the Italian must have
been like an electric shock to the senii-
llondureian, semi-Spanish lad; but he
was evidently accustomed to it.
Eduardo had a lazy, lounging, happy-
go-lucky way of going about his business
which made him appear to be more in-
C'larre St., Near Doccilas,
POBT   MOODY.   B.  C,
Mhs.  Williams
- *■•-"*
a  d
lent than he really was. The doctor
fell upon him ns he observed him lounging beyond the verandah,—"Have you
looked after the lady's bau'gage?" said
"I have received no orders," replied
the "mozo." "What am I to do,
Senora" -with a slight emphasis on
the Senora.
I looked at Don (Jraciano, who re
marked, "Your tin box is very dirty
and the rest of tlie baggage looks as if
it had been rolled in clay. It is in the
stable; and you," added he, turning to
Eduardo, "had better go and elcan it:
you have nothing to do."
The youth bowed himself out of the
way with   the usual   placid composure
of the Spanish race.    "Ah," said   hon
QraciaflO, with an airol disgust: "these
We open verv early in these parts, and j fellows won't hurry themselves for any-
people   maybe  coming   into the store ] tiling  under the sun: this is one of the
earlier than   you  may  like.    Are you I true breed.    Now mind.   Senora, mind
better!" you make him stick to his work."
"Much, thank you," I called   out in I     Don (Iraciano here left tne, being In-
response, "but still very tired, and ray Iquired for from outside: and presently
bones ache."
"1 have prepari
1 JAS .1! ST ni'KNKI
I a sgiacmas premises »
well-usau, t,'<l stock of
Dry Goods aM liiliaery
6 B 6 C E R I r ry,
Fancy Goods, &c
Everything New and
An I spection Solicited aud
Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Terms, Strictly Cash.
Port Moody
Four-Horse Stage!
I some medicine for
ater in   the day.    Your
tome water."    Almost
arge red pitcher, of the
parcel of fellows sitting in their offices
in London. Tbe prospectuses they
issued were all deceptive; people were
deluded into investing their money and
taking shares in it: a great crash came,
and many of ihe best people here were
utterly ruined. Some of these fellow*
I know, subscribed to the Society for
the Propagation of ih. GoipeL and
others for the Convertion of the Jews.
Bahl yah,yah 1 bosh!"
Tbe doctor intervened. He remarked
that the captain had lost greatly in thit
Honduras railway himself, tnd the
very mention of the subject made him
neatly Ma.
'Sola; whtt doe* that meanJ" I inquired.
"Drunk. He is morally now; and
perhaps," added my new friend, "he
may be a little to physically: it ia hit
weak point."
A very pretty Indian giil, with sweat
eyes and a timid manner, now came
forward.   She aaid, "We cannot *">»k»
you to   take
mozo will brin;
immediately a
form tliey used long years ago in ol,
Egypt, was poked under the blanket,
and I quickly proceeded to avail myself
of this, to tne, the greatest comfort in
ife—viz., cold-water ablution.
I got dressed iu time to .".void coming in contact with some men who had
entered by the large oak door of the
store: they were all talking "mule,"
and were smoking likj' limekilns.
The doctor had been hovering about
somewhere, and finding me ready, took
me, sans cerenwme, into an inner apartment. There, on an iron bedstead
completely covered by a mosquito-net,
lay tlie young girl I had seen the night
before, fast asleep, with a naked brown
baby of about three months old lying
on her bosom. Hon (Iraciano, with a
smile which singulariy softened his
hard well-cut features, put his hand
beneath the curtain and brought out the
little creature, which he hugged with
the fondest pride. "My little daughter
—my first born," said he. "Look,
Senoia, she is plump and very clean. I
follow the Knglish fashion, and my
litile one has her bath night anil morning.    Is it no so my pearl?"
"My pearl," who was brown as a
berry, danced nnd kicked and looked
great things. This infant had certainly
much "speculation in its eyes;" and its
dark nature's costume never seemed to
make me aware tliat this little specimen of humanity was entirely "in the
Passing through this room I was
conducted to the beck verandah; here
were tables and chairs, and some coffee-
cups put out in array, apparently for
immediate use. In an incredibly small
space of time the mother of the infant
was at my side: she seemed to be washed
and dressed by a feat of legerdemain.
She called a mozo, who was evidently
in the service of the house, and handed
the child to him, speeding her way
with great alacrity int, he cocina
The eocinas are always built apart
from the dwelling house in these countries; they are composed principally of
the linked mud called adobe. The batlerie
de cuisine is not extensive, the chief
utensils being, usually, a small furnace,
a portable grate, a stone for rolling and
baking tortillas, a plate or two, and a
coffee-pot. The smoke may escape
from the hole in the roof, or it may
gush out at the door, just as it happens:
nobody cares for such a trifle as this.
Don Graciano came out on this verandah. "We shall have coffee directly,"
he said; "but the regular breakfast is a
little before mid-day Mozo, place the
chairs." And he took the infant as he
I heard his voice in full swing—short,
derisive, and Incisive — taking the
lead amongst several others, whose
numbers seemed to increase as the
minutes passed on.
"No; once more no, Enrico," said my
host "you will not do. Your animals are
bad, and you are idle in starting. The
Senora mu.it not take you Ah, here
is El 'Sir.' What do you say, 'Sir';
do you advise tIris man to travel with
your countrywomanf
A rampaging and m irting, together
with ib"   answer,   instructed me thrit
the individual addressed as El "Sir"
wm no oilier than the English captain.
"My goodn, as, gracious, patience,
"no!" responded El "Sir.1' "There is
only one of these fellows tit for this
kind of journey; that is Marcos. Where
is she?"
The "she" was supposed to indicate
me: and lion Qraoiano came out, and
and brought me into thn little coign of
vantage which served as the consulting-
The present business being "mule,"
the company were convened at the
lower end of the. store, There were
some respectable-looking men among
these; they had evidently been sum-
mono! to hold this "convenio," and I
felt sure that, the Italian doctor would
do his very best for me. Somehow 1
relied more upon him than upon El
"Sir," although the latter was an Englishman.
"May I go beyond the price you
mentioned last, night!" asked the doctor
in a low tone. "Marcos is here: he
demands more thenany other muleteer,
but his mules are far superior to those
ofthe others, I think."
I thought the matter over, and gave
the doctor full authority to arrange as
was best. "Remember," I added, "that.
money is an object to me."
By this time tne man alluded to as
Marcos had entered the store, and
seated himself on the low counter in a
froe-nnd-casy manner. The rest stood
round, and, with " igariUos in their
mouths, talked and bargained and
gesticulated in a manner which would
not have disgraced a market-place in
Paris. Here and there a man would
make some refeience to "la Senora";
and one fine fellow made a short run
at me, in order to impress upon my
mind that El "Sir" knew nothing about
the business, and, in fact, would be
very much better "in" the sea.
The Hondureians, I observed, con
sign their obnovious or troublesome
acquaintances to El Mar (the sea,)
very much as we consign our own
"objectionable*," to Jericho or to Hong
(To be Continued.)
Between New Westminster anil Port Moody;
leaving New Westminster every morning
returning, will leave I'ort Moudy between
.1 and 4 p. ni. These stages go over the new
road to Port Moody direct, carrying both
I'asseiigcrs and freight
Fred. Isickhoff
Dry   Goods
Of First-Oiass'ouality,
Moderate   Rates-
Comer of Front   and Begbie Streets,
BUS. MrLEOD & MttflSHillf,
Physicians and St*u*geonf*
OFFICE: Columbia Street. Opp. Cil, Hotel.
Aacn. McLeod, B.A., M D.C.M., iMcGill)
formerly nl New York Polveltnio,
A.  MacSwaIH, M.D.,(Hsjt.) Licenthvtt of
Eoyal College of Physician*, Lundun.
Worries nrs* hat Ann mGi.T.Ta
San   Francisco
Boots & Shoes
(From »n Infant's Shoe up to a Man's B
Repairing Neatly Executed*
MiKiicst Market Price paid Tor
Eighteen feet of signature* were recently
appended to » requisition to London's Lord j
Mayor to call * meeting to form a L-indon
Society for  the Prevention   of Cruelty t^l
Children. I
Wholesale Dealers in
Provisions, Lipors, ok
•     ;
_  _
mom €\\i fyrt Bnoto; <&«}tttt.
The Commissioners appointed by the
iHiiniuion Government to inquire into
tho nature of the good and evil pro
,lu.-nil hy the presence of the Chinese in
this Province, have been taking evidence in Victoria ; but the people have
denounced thn whole proceeding a* n
farco. The Dominion authorities evi
dently believe that the working men of
British Columbia may be ruled by parades or influenced by dumb show. But
wu may assure them that such systems
belong to the past. The men that
ue four thousand miles to ask—is it
wholesome for a weft-king man to live in
this country on ten cents a day I deserve to be regarded as modern curiosities. And members of the Government
that sent them on such a mission will
lie remembered on the first of April, a
day dedicated to all fools. On ten
cents a day tho Chinaman lives well
That is a fact well known to the authorities at Ottawa ; and therefore it must
be apparent to every man of common
sense; that tht- most important question
to be asked of each working man by
the commissioners is— can you live on
ten cents a day 1 And if he says "No"
the Commissioners should be prepared
to say, you are not fit for thia country;
you should emigrate. The working
man that cannot live on that munificent allowance, cannot compete in the
labor market with a Chinaman. The
Chinese are encouraged by the half
civilized rulers of Mexico, to seek employment in their country, and by our
own insignificant rulers they are encouraged to come here. But fifty millions of people, our own dear friends,
and next door neighbors, have declared
in the most emphatic manner thatwhite
free men shall not compete in the
American labor market with celestial
slaves ! And this declaration of rights
deserves to be noticed by our Commissioners and by tho Dominion Government The proposed "enquiry" is an
insult to the common sense of the people. The Commissioners should return without delay to Ottawa and tell
the Ministers that it is not safe to insult the Provincials, and that in order
to keep the peace with our American
cousins it will be necessary to build a
wall, something like the Great Wall of
China, along the forty-ninth parallel.
The desire to be at peace with the
United States is only a sign of common
sense, and should be displayed by Dominion officials. And these gentlemen
should not forget that the people of
this Province keep the pass that leads
to the Pacific Ocean and tho commerce
of the East. We can assure the authorities at Ottawa that our people
are thoroughly resolved to get rid of
the Chinese. Their presence here degrades the free man to the level of a
slave, and out they "must" go, no
matter what it costs. They have been
encouraged by "all" our local rulers.
The carelessness of the people permitted insignificance to make laws, and
this wretched Insignificance wined and
dined by half a dozen petty capitalists,
provided us with this celestial nuisance !
It must go. And the Commissioners
may go home and tell the authorities
at Ottawa that the Provincials by the
Pacific Ocean are wide awake, and
proud of the Dominion, but firmly resolved to prove that confederation was
never intended to be a link in the chain
of degradation that hangs round the
neck of every insn who works for wages in British Columbia. Indeed, it is
time to tell the authorities at Ottawa
that delays are dangerous, and that delay in making a law to rid us of the
presence of the Chinaman is not evidence of the skill that enables a statesman to see the shadows of coming
The news from Australia is interesting. Wu are to have another Dominion.
Both the Victoria houses of Legislature have cost their votes for confederation. Queensland and Tasmania foi
lowed suit j and well informed authori
ties say the other colonies are ready to
come in. This Australian confederation is designed for self defense. Prance
mvns New Caledonia, a convict settlement within a thousand miles of Aus-
irulia ; the French convicts escape to
the mainland and are a nuisance to the
settlers, who say that a remedy must
be had either under the comity of nations, or failing that, then—war. It is
surprising to hear the Australians talk
of war with France. They say "we are
stronger than the United States were
when they defied the Mother Country;
and the power represented by a population of three millions is not to be despised ; a very large portion of the male
adults being quite as handy with the rifle as with the cricket bat."
The Home Government proposes to
give the Falkland Islands to France in
exchange for New Caledonia, and that
arrangement would remove the convicts
to a safe distance from the Australian
shore. It is to be hoped that reason
and not rifles will settle this affair.
The prevailing winds, a smooth Bea,
and fine weather, afford facilities for
escape, and the convicts cross over in
open boats.
18,000 colliers are on strike in Lancashire; but the owners of coal mines
hold in stock an immense supply of
coal, and therefore the strikers must
come to terms.
A telegram from Paris to London,
says:—"No one but an eye witness
r'an form a conception of the fury with
Which atheist propagandism is carried
on inthis country. The anti-clerical
oook-stoies aie full of literature which
would have disgusted Kosseau. It is
l,ad enough to offend the taste of a Voltaire. Comic lives of Christ, and almanacs nt'king with blasphemy, are
employed to kill whatever of belief or
reverence may exist in the breasts of
the people. It ia evident the French
are sick of civilization and decency,
and preparing to descend to the level of
brutes. Men and women without religion, may lie compared with cattle.
They prove, by their acts, that horns
and hooves would suit them admirably,
and that hats and bonnets on their
heads are mere delusions. All England is shocked by this latest news from
The iron masters of Pittsburgh have
subscribed two hundred and fifty thousand dollars to aid in electing Blaine.
After all we hear of the "Und of liberty,"
we cannot help noting that money is
t^ie master of liberty.
General Butler has retused to endorse
the nomination and will appear in ihe'
lists as an independent candidate for the
Presidential Chair.
The mutder ot Capt. Davis in Somerset County, Man-land has created a ,u-
mult of excitement. His daughter, M s.
Ross, a beautiful wido.v, was living with
him. Irving Mills, a drummer, made
love to the widow, and her lather forbade
the young man to enter the house. On
the 27th of July hist, the widow, in the
absence of her father, went out to drive
with Mills, lhe happy pair mei the old
gentleman on the road, he seized the
bridle rein, halted ihe bugvy, and com
manded his daughter 10 get out. Her
charming young man drew a revolver
and shot her fathei. Another lady .insisted her and ihey disarmed the m 11-
derer. The son of the inuidered man
is the husband of the murdeter's sister.
Captain Davis was unaimed at the lime
he was shot; the young man is in jail
and the beautiful widow is weeping.
Of the election, Henry Ward Bee
cher says : "I have not made any arrangements yet as to what I shall do, but
the cause of honesty and purity in the
public service will find in me a defender, and I hope, an aggressive fighter.
When you come to examine what is va-
rouslv called the independent or wavering (but what I call the decisive) vote,
you will see Blaine's weakness and the
huge strength of his opponent. Ihey
talk of Cleveland's lack of experience ;
but in the very vastness of Blaine's experience we see his worst failing."
Over Dodge Citv, in Kansas, on the
1st inst, a huge dark cloud hovered for
an hour; it descended eighteen miles 0
the west of that city and was a terrible
cyclone. It levelled houses and forests
and travelled at the rate of eighty-seven
miles an hour.
The rescue of Lieut. Grcely cost the
United Stales Government $700,000.
'Ihe Texas fever is raging aniongs
the herds in Kansas and Texas; hundreds of beasts have d cd in the Can on
the r way to Chicago. A telegram from
St. Louis says, sixteen car loads of cattle
from Indian Territory arrived here last
Sunday night. Nine een head had dii-d
on the road. The whole lot was inflicted with the disease. All that cou'd
stand up were forwaidcd to Chicago.
The remaining r,eventy-Wo head wee
dead in the morning. Living on beef
in Chicago mav be a preparation for
death. Great quantities of this beef will
be sent out in tins.
The history of Senator "Bill" Sharon
and Miss Althea IIill continues to be
published by short chapleis in the San-
Francisco press. It appears by ihe evidence that (he Senator, the lady, and
he witnesses are altogether a pang of
the most disreputable people that can
be found in the big village. Sharon's
wealth is a vile mass of filth that has at-
ira ted a crowd of human flies ; i-nme
of them arc perjurers and some of them
animals of the lowest type The "self
made man" is only a decorated piece of
Gen. Grant has followed his partner
Mr. Ward and is now solid for Blaine.
It is interesting to see two members cf
that firm solid on something.
The "upper ten" in Washington have
been taken down a peg. They are
proud of Vanderbilt and believed him
10 be the richest man in the world, but
an American citizen arrived in Washington from Australia las' week, and it was
surprising to sec how the vulgar owners
of ill-go ten goid siared while he I -
scribed the house of Lord Kupcns*ood
of Victoria. It cost $4,000,000. He
inheri ed a vast estate from his father
including millions of cattle and sheep.
The value of his property including re I
estate and live stock is $500,000,000. If
he were in Washington he would be
worshipped even though he did not
wash his face four times in a year Ne r
this man "Bill" Sharon would appear to
be onlv a five-penny god.
Piety got into a fit in Maryland last
week. The Bethel African Methodist
Episcopal Church, of Charlestown, was
holding its annual camp meeting in the
woods of Kent County. Fifteen hin
dred negioes were present, ranting and
roaring. Kent is a local option coun'v :
but an abundant supply of bad whiskev
was in the "walking bar-rooms," the
purchaser of a drink being allowed a
long "swig'' from a bottle, a jug for a
dime, or a short "pull" for a nickel At
half-past four o'clock the pious negroes
were all mad, and engaged with pistols
and razors in a bloody riot. Eighteen
of the wounded wreiches were captured
by volunteers from Chestenown and
lodged in jail.
livery newspaper in the Great Republic is employed puffing an 1 parading the merits and demerits of Blaine
and Cleveland. One of the scribblers
who wished to influence the mob,
stated that Cleveland was too fat, 250
lbs. weight, and therefore unfit 10 be
President of the   hatchet-faced  Ameri
can For artistic monumental work apply t6
George Rudge, "Viutoria Marble Works,"
Dougla* Street, Victoria.
We have previously referred to a
weekly paper that appeared in New
York some year* ago, on the subject of
democratic institutions. It regarded
them with no very favorable eye, but
congratulated the people of the United
States on having reached bedrock, that
is, on having reached the bottom
round of the social ladder. At the
same tim,' it predicted that England
was rapidly descending to the tame point
and when they, the people of the United
States, would be rising to a higher
level, the English would lie going down
We do not pretend to say bow far this
statement was correct, hut we are fain
to confess that England, at tbis moment, under the rule of the radicals, is
going down very fatt, and if the present
rate of declension continues, must soon
arrive ut the point indicated. We re
member reading in the history of the
first French revolution that members of
the higher classes joined the revolu
tiouary mob and attempted to assume
the rank of leaders; they soon met the
fate they deserved and were shot down
or assassinated in some way, by their
ill-chosen comrades. In England, men
like Chamberlain, Dilke, and Labou
chore, seek notoriety by adopting the
doctrines of tho mob. They are safe
just now, but they would certainlyhave
little chance with their proteges if any
disturbance occurred. There is no disguising the fact that the rag-tag and
bobtail recognise no degrees of stiperi
ority. We meet with such things in
novels, but in common life never. The
mob is composed of men who havi
never desired to control their passions
and who are only held in subjection by
the strong arm of the law; take away
the dread of the law, and anarchy
would at once rule supreme. It may
be said that the manners and actions of
the upper classes provoke a feeling of
antagonism with the lower ; this is un
true. As a rule, the upper classes are
very chary of infringing in the slightest degree on the rights and privileges
of the lower classes ; if there are any
instances to the contrary, they will be
found to originate with men who, by
some lucky chance, have reached the
upper level without the training that
renders them fit to occupy it. Such is
the case at present in England ; tho so-
called upper classes are now greatly
adulterated with parvenus who are of
the earth earthy, and finding entrance
among the classes above them impossi
hie, become iconoclasts and would drag
down their superiors to their own level,
or beneath them, and invoke the assis
1 riiii-ir of the mob to accomplish this,
They have a vast advantage in their en-
lire freodom from all scruple and the
absence of any feeling of dolicacy. They
are ready to descend to any meanness,
and take every cowardly advantage;
they would use dynamite if they had
the courage. It is this motley crew
that cry "down with tho House of
Lords;" if they succeeded they would
cry "down with the Queen," and bring
about such a state of affairs parallel to
that which produced the "Age of Reason" iu Paris. The misfortune is, that
some men who ought to know better,
(ind it so much easier to reach notoriety in haranguing a mob than ad
dressing themselves to their equals,
that they ultimately make revolution
ary ideas the fashion, and to their
great dismay will discover at last, that
they have raised a spirit they cannot
control, which may some day terminate
in bloody civil war. The working
classes in England are better off today than ever they were before. They
are absolutely lietter off than many of
their employers. There is little doubt
that if they were left alone they would
be quite content, but the levelling pariahs of the upper classes find intense
gratification in persuading them that
they are shamefully wronged by the
men who bear titles and that nothing
less than a general levelling down will
enable them to live in luxury and idleness. Of course such abominable falsehoods are eagerly swallowed by people
who would prefer idleness and plenty to
hard work and passable fare. Probably
the greatest enemies that England
possesses at thi* moment, are men like
John Bright, who is gifted with a great
flow of language, and can only understand the cotton interests, or rather
what were the cotton interests before
all the world began to make their own
calico—cheap bread and free trade.
But John Bright, if he dared to confess
it, would now admit that all his theories were at fault. Bread is very cheap,
but work people, nevertheless, insist
upon high wages, and cottons, at least
some, manufactured in the United
States, can be sold in Manchester at a
profit, in consequence of his free trade
fanaticism. The only way by which
England can escape civil commotion,
the outcome of irrrligion, communism,
and dynamite, will be the inauguration of |a Tory Government, a great
war and the introduction of conscrip
tion. The blatant advocates of equal
rights should have them meted out in
proper measure. They have been
pampered and the upper classes taxed
to pay aoldiera to go and fight for them
let them have equal rights and equal
risks and they may talk less, or at
least, a few of them would be silenced
for ever. Tbit idea of equal rights is
plunder, and they are prepared to join
any movement, no matter how destruc
tive, so long as it gives them any opportunity to secure what does not be
long o 1 he 111, and which they have no
desire to earn honestly.—Guardian.
British Columbia will be long noted
for one of the most extraordinary Gov
emments that ever ruled a Province.
It would almost appear as if they had
been cogitating before they secured the
reins of Government, on the delightful
operation of giving away the public
lands, or turning them to account for
personal advantage. Any attempts at
other kinds of legislation were the sure
precursors of blundering and confusion.
But when a knowledge of their unfitness
to legislate had become fixed in their
minds, they could only fall back on
their land manipulation, and in the
Burrard Inlet Reserve business, the
most recent of their transactions, they
have excelled themselves. From what
we can gather, very strong efforts were
made to induce the Dominion Government to continue the line of the Canadian Pacific railway from Port Moody
to English Bay, but these efforts com
pletely failed, although the Govern
ment is surrounded by those who pre
fer self interest to the public welfare
The next attempt was with the directors of the C. P. R. company, and after
twelve months of indefatigable negotiations, the directorate have sent their
Vice President to look at the land of
fercd. He has looked at it, and he
likes it, but if the immediate construction of a branch lino is the sine qua non,
the offer will not be accepted. Tl
persons interested in land at Coal
Harbor and English Bay, however,
are not fastidious; if they can
not get a coat they will accept a sleeve;
if the Syndicate, as the 0. P. R. Company is called, are prepared to say that
tho branch to Coal Harbor will be con
structod, the Coal Harbor speculators
will be content, under the impression
that if the Syndicate (C. P. R. Co.)
says that the branch will be made, they
will be able to dispose of their lands at
good prices. But they may be equally
disappointed as they were in the case of
the Granville road, which cost the
country $13,000, with tho prospect of
an additional six or seven thousand dollars for a bridge, but prices would not
go up. Now they are offering twenty
three thousand acres of the most valua
ble public lands, as if they were a doz
en apples, and if that won't do they arc
prepared to give every acre that re
mains to the Province, in order to secure the line to English Bay. Our
readers must always remember that
there is no advantage to be gained by
carrying the hue down to Coal Harbor.
It is something that will be done by the
railway company when they are justified in so doing by the expansion of the
carrying trade of the railway, and it is
highly probable that, notwithstanding
any gift of the public lands, the line to
Coal Harbor will not be constructed
till it suits the company's convenience.
We have stated long ago that the whole
Inlet will be ultimately required, and
that a line of railway will lie carried to
its extreme point, but not just now.
Therefore, since there is no justification
for a line to Co*l Harbor, there can be
only two motives which are the moving causes in this nefarious affair—the
enrichment of a ring of speculators in
land at English Bay and Coal Harbor,
or the possible junction with the Es
quimalt or Barclay Sound schemes, or,
altogether. Now, anyone acquainted
with the excellence of the harbor and
site at Port Moody, must be quite certain that a continuation of the line to
Coal Harbor or by possible ferry to Es-
quimalt or Barclay Sound, is perfectly
unnecessary, and if attempted must
prove a miserable failure ; it consequently behoves the people of this Province, to prevent any such wild-cat
scheme being carried out at their expense. This same Government gave
away two million acres of the best coal
lands on the Pacific, and three million
and a half of acresof agricultural lands at
Peace River, not to conciliate or settle
with the Federal Government, but to secure the Island Railway, the first link
in the chain, as they suppose, by which
the traffic of the C. P. Railway can be
deviated from a terminus on the mainland to a terminus on the Island; and,
having apparently achieved that, they
now apply all their forces to secure the
line to English Bay, the erection of a
ferry, whichtheyconceivewillbe an easy
matter. They have, also, very artfully
contrived to destroy this city, as the)
1 1
Of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and late of Kansas City, U.S.,
New Westminster and vicinity that he has opened a Firat-ClM**
Book, Stationery
And hopes by strict attention to business and courtesy, to merit
a share of tbe public patronage.
Imported to Order.
possible future capital of the mainland.;
At it is, with our beautiful squares and
pleasure grounds, it could be made tbe
most charming city in the Province. It
it the only one that wat ever laid out
on a perfectly elaborated plan for a
properly constructed city; this is
known and looked upon with great jealousy ; it was left to honest John, who
has artfully managed the affair and
carried it out by his agent, truthful
James, who, for a very small consideration, would help to stop up the Fraser.
Thus, if we allow the present Government to remain in power, we shall be
securely held iu bondage to the Island.
People abroad would hardly conceive it
possible that treacherous mainlanders
are absolutely assisting in rivetting
their own chains, and that plenty of
otliers, mainlanders also, are cheering
them in their vile work, in the hope of
profiting by the sacrifice of this city
and the mainland generally. But surely our mainland members will never assist the honest John Government in
robbing the mainland people of their
lauds, in the vain attempt to concentrate everything on the Island 1 They
were hoodwinked with the Graving
Dock trick, which appeared to us to be
very transparent, but this Coal Harlior
fraud, by which we are to be deprived
of the only valuable lands in the dit
trict at the disposal of the Local Government, is surely more than they can
swallow. It would appear that the
Local Government, by the impunity
with which it has been favored, is now
completely lost to all sense of shame.
The Premier, accompanied by a Winnipeg speculator, leaves his duties—or
the pretense of performing them—at
Victoria, to take Mr. Van Home over
the land that is to be given to the C.
P. Railway company, if they will make
a wholly unnecessary branch of their
line to English Bay ! These ministers
find, that any attempt at concealment
only causes trouble, and they are met
with no difficulty in obtaining all the
assistance they require to destroy us,
from mainlanders themselves. It is
only a day or two ago since the reservations wero again put on all the lands
to the westward of the North Road, at
Port Moody, in order to prevent any
mainjauder taking up the land that
rightfully belongs to him, that it may
he given to a grasping corporation that
is playing into the hands of the Island
scheruers, because, through them, they
s'lrurc valuable lands for nothing.—
For  Sale,
of tlie Harbor, auitable (or Wharves
and Warehouses, close to Railway.
Valuable Land
On Harbor,   Admirably adapted for Shipbuilding, Foundry or Manufacturing
In favorable positions, close to the Terminus,
Town Lots and Land
In the City A. District of New Westminster.
Will do well to apply to
Land Agent,
P. O. Era ) Columbia St, New Wetttniniter.
No. 39.   I
Graduate of Victoria Medical College,
of Montreal,
Omci: At the Colonial Drug Store,
MR. P. S. HAMILTON having terminated hia connection with this paper,
is no longer authorized to oollect aoounti or
transact any business pertaining tt the Port
Moonv Gazetti.
Port Moody, March 15th, ISA.
New Westminster B C
Gents' Furnishing
Wa have the finest assortment of
Dasimeres,   Diagonals,
From $20.00, nt Short Neti-a.
Good Fit Guaranteed.
Dressmaking AMilliiiery
Hardware, Faints and Oils,
with partiet huildiug, to supply
thorn with all material in the above-named
Orders hy Telephone or Stag* attended to
with promptness.
D. B, BBABT, Propriatior.
Just Received !
THE UNDKRSIGNED respectfully informs the citizens of Port Moody and
vicinity thas he bat jutt received a large
and varied assortment of seuooabl*
Boots and Shoes
Bra,  Btc.,-
Which can* tm bought at  Reaeonabkr
Vegetables and Fruits
IN   SEASON. ^^ll1"
A CALL  RE8*rECTrjtl# BOUOT1C. JefirtBntoi-So-ttte.
ATU&BAT. AUGUST 16, 1884.
YLsms*   TaMlta.
WSSrv uooaT.
I tin arrtT«a Mouayftk Tr«dMSiayil4-U j, m
-      lum To -mUj-i* Ttmi»i»r*. »«i4.IIi
ttr»H arrtTaa •▼•ry Friday  «J»|- m
1 araavrary Saturday ••Ma.in
luera cattrtM trataa wltbo'-t tlcketi. at
,7b»« ttckata  ara aold. will  Uf »*t>j«cl to
■tr d -1 ck*r<«of If caata.
*«a tim* t*hU *» taka effect *o Satuday,
lUOONt. 0-n.'18np«.
r   Oaa'l iUrtaf" >•"
_ A Daj.lah, formerly teacher of the
iaody school, Iim taken charge of tha
| at Upper tiumait. Upon her arrival
thu traatett preaeotad her with a con-
la are aaid to be quite nutnermn in the
ty of the Coquitlam juet now. Sports
ahonld remember, however, that tliey
it kill  dear with   impunity- nor with
and   ball,   for  that   matter—until
Bfteeuth of next month.
jk Hmttb and Welle of the "Cooper
te" have returned to Portland. We
«d that a re-eurvay of the property
t ordered, and whan it ia completed,
ing up of aeveral new atreeto will be
a with.
,v Road.—The Meean. Anoand have
ie contract for opening up a road
u from Clarke street to the Elgin
We understand that Mr. Jotepli
11 erect a italic for hie stage horses
rported that a stage line ia soon to
i -n the route from Whatcom to New
u liter, via Ten Mile, Ferndale and
iOO. A stage on this route would
t be well patronized and will prove
: investment to the proprietor.
w. Minnie & Moore completed their
ou the new road lielow the Railway
ni Saturday Ust. It ia a good piece
with a very easy gradient  down to
rf, and  when   connected with   the
uad via Albert  street will doubtless
'■rite drive with visitors.
Lin,--The Dunsmuir arrived from
with freight, late on Monday night,
<>a   her return   trip early  Tueaday
 The iteamrr Adelaide came over
estmiu-iter   to Mr.  Tiffin'.-*   mill o
day... .The tug Emma took a boom
from Tiffin's mill on Tuesday. They
parties down the inlet.
practical joker let loose the scow in
tbe Gazette office, on Sunday night,
was heading majestically for the
.rbor torinlnui (?) when captured and
back to her mooring*. We suspect
a individual—the only mau with a
tj^aiiiat the Gazette in Port Moody —
i hereby warn him against a re
of the offense.    tSabe?
Timr.—Thn special train whioh went
Friday with Messrs.   Van Home
mk,  Smith and Trutch,  mads the
veen Tort  Moody  and  Yale  in 4£
From Ruby Creek  to Onderdunk's
I e, a distance of 21 miles, the running
l » just 28 minutes.     This is the bet>t
r made over the Britiah Columbia
of the C. P. R.
Oabdneb, Esq., manager ofthe Vic
net, visited Port Moody oil Monday
eek.    He expressed himself as high-
d with the future prospects of the
il city, and  will doubtless give his
ihe benefit of his experience.      Tho
the only live paper in Victoria, and
>p- to see it increase  and  wax  strong
in  irculatibn and advertising patron
i Bungalow   fishermen returned from
ism Lake on Tuesday, after a week
eitjid sport. They went up the river
;, and found it quite difficult to navi-
ing to the numerous jams and ritHca.
swift current. From their descrip-
ilii* lake ami surrounding mountains,
; well repays the trouble of making
ve may nope in a few   years to see a
lad bring so  charming a spot   within
D all.	
•us Hlfl hta.—On Tuesday laat, st
Mr. 8. Shay, baggage-man on the
lining over this division, met with a
iifortuuate accident. He was un*
{two cars while the train was in the
issing over a trestle; he missed hia
ind fell on the timbers, breaking one
gs and otherwise bruising himself.
.y's presence of mind saved him from
• death, as he dropped through the
just in time to escape being crushed
l looemotive.
mch regret to hear that the mother
Watson the wife of the Rev. Cover*
itson, met with a serious accident on
lay morning last at the residence of
vid Spencer James Bay. It appears
descending the stairs she missed her
striking tha back part of her head
y on the steps. Mrs. Watson heard
and summoning assistance found her
insensible. She was gently carried
where she still   remains suffering
11 from the effects of the fall. — Victoria
latest news  from  the north reports
Sold find  near  Port Essington has
derably exaggerated.      Some men
ig well, but these have been at work
diggings for months before it was
ly known, and had  the pick of the
ots, and have been the time mention-
'lag out what they have been credited
ng procured within half an hour. The
1 y of   men engaged  in   poking  into
'i, turning over pebbles, and disturb
)' creek generally are not making it
nous.—A large audience assembled
episcopal service in Sunday morning
apt. Clarke's youngest son and heir
mght forward tor baptism, and  re-
tbe name of Frederick William Alex-
Mr.  Lund bom and  Mrs.   Eckstein
a the capacity of godfather and god-
r.   At ihe close of the service, R»v.
inchard  announced that the present
•ti his last service In Port Moody, ha
been   appointed   assistant to   Ven
-tacon Woods of New Westminster	
r. McKay, the new pastor of St
*fi Presbyterian Church, New West*
:, was expected to conduct the after-
»rviee in the Temperance Hall, bnt
a put in an appearance, and the
oe dispersed much disappointed.
NaHaimo   SuFiMtMM.—The unfor*
I people who were left destitute by the
relatives ia the recent colliery dis-
Nanairoo, have excited  much sym
throughout the Province. Im-
dy after the aad event, the Victoria
ith commendable meal, opened a reft, and on the 6th instant closed the
*ith a tetal of f 1,088,5a The »Arious
s demominations and mutual benefit
* bave also responded liberally, antl
unds are distributed though a reliable
tee. a grtat deal of good will doubt*
accomplished.    A concert at Gran-
Satarday evening last realized about
r tfafs bMdsble  object;  New West
has contributed her quota, and we
favor of something being done tothe fund in Port Moody. Let some
hropic cHfeen set the ball a rolling.
Tju "West Shore" (Portland, Oregon,)
for August contain* aa interesting and pro
fuselv illustrated article on the Yusemite
and nig Trees of California; an entertaining
account ef the diaoovary si Alaska by the
Russians; a contribution by James G. Swan
on the "Carving-i and Heraldic Paintings of
the Hyda Indians, ' the text being explained
fully by engraving*] of mythological characters and peculiar oarvings; also a description
of Benton County, Or., and the railroad now
being constructed between Corvallis and
Yaqulna Bay, iicconipan.ed by engravingx
of the city and bay. There is also much
other interesting nutter in tlie contents, the
whole forming a most complete, entertaining
aud instructive number, especially to one
desiring tu obtain information of the North
The Calgary Herald says:—Work is progressing on the ('. P. R. aa fsr west as Kicking Horse Lake. Mr. I). Mann and Mr.
Madi.Mii have i '-ntracta close together. Men
are in great demand at 92 per day, and by
working overtime can make $2.50; Ixiard is
$5 per week.' Mr. Muir. who was acontrac
tor on the Northern Pacific, is now engaged
on his contract on the tunnel, aud is doing
welt. The timber here is larger than further
east, and the Hcenery at the lake singularly
grand; the water ia still very high. Tbe
public are gratified now that tho C.P.R. make
no objectiou to persona following tbe track.
Mr. W. P. Brothers, who is well known for
his energy and push iu railroad matters, has
been appointed assistant superintendent of
the division west of Laggan.
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Railway Nirrtn Tbe regular train last
Friday ran four hours abend of time, in
order to make ro<>m for Van Home's special
... .A new time-card came into effect thi.-.
week, and the running time between Port
Moody and Lytton has been shortened up
wards of an hour. Trains now arrive in
Port Moody ut U:30, instead of 7:35 as formerly Wednesday's train was :hree hours
late, tbe delay t**ing caused by loading cattle
at Mill Flat Constable Frank Hussey, of
Lytton, brought down two prisoners for tbe
penitentiary ou Monday last. Tliey were
very promising   looking  bird*,   and   ono of
them may yet give the  sheriff a job The
genial countenance and portly form t-f
mister Mechanic Armstrong threw a grateful shadow o'er Ins Port Moody friends, on
Wednesday night. He said he "just
dropped down to snbncnbo for the Gazette,
and would   return in the   morning," both of
which he did with his usual punctuality	
We have to thank Mr. Onderdonk for an
annual pass over the road.
A SrmiKSTtoN. — Would it not lie well,
now that the Episcopal congregation is without a priest, for members of tho different
religion* denominations to hold one good
union service every Humtny * Heretofore
there have been two religious services every
Sunday, both poorly attended, nnd both
decidedly wctanan as to practically bar
from participation therein any but adherents
t > the dogmas of Methodism nr Episcopacy
The imputation of Port Moody is not large
enough to support a church of any particular
dci-"iiin-ntii>ii, and a union lfn-sectaiian
service, where people could h'-ar the word
preached fr.»m a purely biblical and unprejudiced stnud-poiut, w in Id just about till
tho requirement of the pbice. We understand tlie Hchoolbousc can be secured rent
tree, and its central position makcH it easy
of accexs trom nil parte of the townsite,
There is a fine organ in the building, upon
which the first payment has beeu made, and
the collections of a few Sundays would soon
make up the balance, then the instrument
would become the property of the citizens,
to be used for their benefit without regard
to creed or sect. Wc believe tbo Rev.
Messrs. Watson (Methodist), Allen (Reformed Episcopal), and McKay (Presbyterian), of
New Westminster, would take the alternate
Sundays in Port Moody, aud tho size of the
audiences would soon determine which denomination could lay claim to the right of
establishing the first regular chinch society
in Port Moody. Civo lhe union service
scheme a fair trial.
Compakk thk Two.- During Mr. Van
Home's stay in Victoria he was interviewed
by a "Times'' reporter, and in order that our
readers may arrive at a correct appreciation
of the "Columbian***1 article of Saturday
last, we give tbe following extracts from the
Times:—"It had been oponly announced
that Manager Van Hornee visit was largely
for the purpose of changing the terminus of
the fourth transcontinental  lino from  Port
Moody to Coal Harbor." On tho
question of the terminus he was non-committal. One of his principal reason* for vis
iting the cast was to make a selection for a
final terminus, but ere doing this he would
have to visit Burrard Inlet aud then study
its geography." * * * "Our representative endeavored to ascertain if Mr. Van
Home's visit was owing toa final terminus
not having been selected, but failed to elicit
a satisfactory reply. It is understood, however, that this is one of the causes that in-
luced bis visiting tbis coast and that ere he
leaves the matter will be settled. Mr. Van
Home stated that the distance from Montreal to Burrard Inlet was 241)0 miles, and from
Winnipeg to the Inlet 1740 mdes. The entire line will be in operation by December,
"885." •, * • • "The terminal city would
assume vast importance in a short time, as,
in addition to ifcft being the headquarters of
the company on this coast, it would likewise
be a large seaport town and become a scene
of business activity and industry, second
only, in his opinion, to San Francisco." * *
'Regarding the number of employees at the
terminus he could not say, beyond stating
that much work had to he accomplished
tbere aud a Urge number of men would 1
required to do it, as well aa a large expend
ture of money He thought it quite within
the probabilities that extensive workshops,
iron works and engineering shops would be
established on the Inlet, as well as many
other industries, employing a large number
of men and capital, all of which would conduce to the prosperity of the Province, and
aid in developing its resources."
Under the above caption there appeared
in last Saturday's "Columbian" as choice an
assortment of cost Iron lies as it has been our
lot to meet in a journalistic experience of
some years. According to the paper referred
to, Mr. Van Home made some of the mott
extraordinary statements that ever fell from
the lips of a man in his position. We quote:
"Without discussing the branch further,
he thought it proper to say it was the company's intention to carry the line to Coal
Harbor or some point in that vicinity. As
•oon as the Dominion government reached
tide water at Port Moody they stopped, because they had fulfilled the terms of their
Agreement. The syndicate had applied to
the provincial government foragrantof land
in the vicinity of Co*,l Harbor foraterminus,
and if the grant were made they would raise
money on these lands and extend the line.
On a Map of the district he traced a line
which ke indicated aa about the route the
road would prohably take."
Now %e have it on the best possible au-
thority—from gentlemen who attended the
meeting aid from Mr. Van Home himself—
that no soth statements were msde, nor was
anything said that could be construed Into
such a moajiag. Mr. Van Home waa extremely retidtQt on the subject of the final
terminui, but did not say that the local
Government had offered the Syndicate 5.000
acres ct land iitthe vicinity of Coal Harbor,
an inducement to take the road down
there. The "QUumbian" says the proposal
was made by th Syndicate, but Mr. Smithe,
ths Premier, aaya|t came from the Govern*
at it waa sot entertained
nor was any definite
g it. So much for the
about Mr. Van Home
ment, and we
by Mr. Van H
answer given
first two liea*
tracing on* tbe routeVn ths map.    Is it art
all likely he would divulge the intentions of
the Syndicate ao far as to give the speculators in New Westminster a chance to flock
upon the lands along the route, betweenPitt
river and tbe Government reserve, and hold
them at exorbitant prices, against the interest! of hia employers! But the "(Columbian"
"smart Alex, forgot himself in the next
paragraph, and completely spoiled his first
assurance in reference to the road going to
Coal Harbor, by saying:—
"It was ouitelikely also that his company
wouhl build a spur into this city, but if the
road remains as at present located he gave
uo encouragement to expect that a line
would be undertaken from the Coquitlam to
this city. In reply to a question lie said
tbat .ii tbe event of the r-ad being extended
to Coal Harbor they had uo intention of
abandoning Port M*/ody, as l«-th lines would
be required. Indeed, it might beuueeaaary
to not* the whole inlet for railway purpose*
and possibly the Port Moody line might in
time be < amed down the shore of tbe inl't
to Coal Harbor He bad uot been aent out.
however, to aettle these matters finally, but
to examine the subject."
According to thia statement, tbe road will
remain in it<* present location, a branch trill
be built to New Westminster, a branch iriil
not he built to New Westminster, snd a
branch will go to Coal Harbor tin the shore
of the inlet. There appears to be some contradiction here.
Then after all this—after announcing that
the road would undoubtedly go to Coal
Hai hot after the route had l>een traced out
on the map, while the admiring editor of tbe
"Columbian" stood by witb open mouth aud
ears, tbe paradoxical Van Hi*rne is made to
"Ho would go to Port Moody that evening, and on Thursday he would go down the
inlet ti) Coal Harbor and Knglish Bay and
thoroughly inspect the ground. He would
then be in a jH-sition to report intelligently
tothe company, and within three weeks it
would probably be known definitely what
course would be adopted."
Now, according to this idiotic report, Mr.
Van Home "had not been sent out to settle
these matters finally"; yet, according tothe
same report, hu had "thought it proper to
say that it was the company's intention to
carry the road to Coal Harl<or," ami then be
"traced a line which he indicated ns nbout
the route tlie road would probably take."
Ami then lie comes to Port Moody iu order
that be may be able to "report intelligently!"
ami in three weeks we are to know the result of hi* iuvestigatioiiH.
A little farther along in the "Columbian"
article, and after Mr. Van Home had finally
located tbe terminus at Coal Harbor, nnd
traced the route on the map, we find him
"It was most important that the question
of final termini should be settled without
delay. There were people ready to invest
their mouey whenever that -tuesiiuu was
fixed, and two or three capitalists had foi
lowed him to this province in the hope that
a decision might be reached."
Now it seems to us, that if the "Colum
loan's" rtport of Mr. Van Home's turn-turn
be correct, then the editor of tm.t paper ha
been "played for a sucker," and the result
shows that he took the bait with tbe avidity
so oharaotariatifl of that noble tish.
Any man possessed of a Mingle snne idea
would know tliat the lands iu the reserve to
tbe West of tlie North road, when they
passed out of the posseiaiou of the Dominion Oo\ eminent, became the property of the
people of tbis province, and could not be
handed over to any private corporation by
tho Provincial Government, without the as
sent of the people through their representatives. Thm assent haa not been given, and
so long as it is understood that the intention
of such a gift is to enrich the pockets of hon
est John and his cliquo. enough honest men
will lie found in the Legislature to defeat so
palpable a steal, lint with the "Columbian"
"the wish is father to the thought," and as
truthfulness or honesty form no part of it*
creed, and common sense greatly lacking as
well, the article from which we have quoted,
is. after all,  but a natural result.
There is another [mint. The local Government, so far as wu arc able to learn, do
not control 5,000 acres of land at Coal
Harbor that is suitably located for a terminus, -ind on the narrow strip of desert waste
lying between the Inlet and Vales Creek
there do not exist any natural fncilities for
the erection of such a city as will \ie required at the terminus of the C. P. R. Fre-di
water and safe anchorage are both wanting,
to say nothing of lack of room for building
purposes, while at Port Moody we have
every essential and the road i* already here.
That it will remain here for alt time there is
not the slightest reason to doubt-the contra
dictory and prevaricating "Columbian" to
the contrary notwithstanding.
Thk Democrats and IIetpbmcan.-,.—Elope*
men to and murdkrs. — blaine and
Logan.—Miscellaneous Notes.
(From our own correspondent.)
New York, August 5th, 1884.
Politics crowds all news into a corner; politics pervade the atmosphere; hurrah for
Blaine and IiOgan; 'rah for Cleveland and
HendricksT The trouble with the Democratic poets, is, that they cant find words
enough to ryhme with their candidates'
names, while the Republicans are happy in
that respect. It is really heartbreaking.
And then, as I modestly prophesied, the
Republicans have managed to discover a tremendous spot, on the character of * 'leveland.
He is a moral leper, who if not tattooed in
the body, has his soul covered with deformities. He is a seducer of innocent virtue,
and his victims ore coming to the front,
after many years of obscurity. One of them,
is Mary Halpine; another ia Ellen Kyan,
both Irish, and cause therefore for the Democratic bolt to Blaine, now really going on
in collossal proportions. As I have remarked, in a former letter, bolting is the rule until a flairs political are in a state of confusion
inextricable, and very few know who their
candidate is really to be. The independent
Republican movement, headed by the Harpers, has reached its maximum, and can now
be measured with tolerable accuracy. It is
composed .of Republican free traders, with
English sympathies, and will number about
200,000 on polling day. It is unfortunate
for Cleveland, that English papers arc so
enthusiastic iu his favor. They cant bring
him any votes, but can excite the prejudice
always latent in the American breast, against
him. It is now said, English capitalitt-s and
manufacturers, are collecting a campaign
fund of $10,000,000 for Cleveland. A singular fact is the almost unanimous support,
the Democratic candidate is receiving from
the daily press in New York. There are nine
important daily papers in New York, namely,
the Tribune, Times, World, Herald, Star,
Post, Mail NeirsAnASun. Ot these the Hun
and Mail, are neutral, tbe Tribune, republican
and all the others are shouting for Cleveland.
Notwithstanding all this, it is pretty certain
New York city, for the first time in its history, will give a Republican majority. Cleveland has angered the workingmen beyond
hope of forgiven ness. The situation so far
aa it can beinteligently guaged, stands thus
at present. The soli'- south is for Cleveland,
with the exception o * west Virginia which
it is thought will go in for Blaine, and Virginia proper,doubtful. The western States,
are unusually conceded to the Republicans
with Maine, Vermont, Rhod • Island, Pennsylvania, Massachussetts. This leaves New
York, Connecticut and New Jersey, doubtful. The fight for victory, will rage fiercest
in New York, with its 36 electoral votes.
The Democrats have most money this time,
and no mistake. The first aristocracy of
New England, by which I mean the bankers,
brokers and men of fortune generally, will
subscribe liberally to the fund. The battle
will depend chiefly upon issues of Free Trade
and Protection as in Canada, and as in Canada I am int lined  to think Protection  wHl
csrry the day. Speaking roughly .the South
is for Free Trade, the West tor Protection,
the East divided, and there you have the
whole situation ou the map.
The latest epidemic hereaway, is the eloping
of beautiful heiresses with" either colored
coachman, or railway hands. Hare you remarked that all heireases are beautiful?
More than twenty of such cases have appeared iu tbe papers within the past tew days;
some of the heiresses have beeu captured aud
pronounced insane,while othersof them have
recaiied with their low born iwaiu». Insanity is a very inc^nvenieut disease of a truth,
and it seems m keep pace with murder
and elopements. Appro pot of the farmer a
olored man named Thomas Washington
Franklin Jefferson, was hanged here m
Brooklyn, last Saturday. He was a modal
young man, n soulful, uud ftltfcoegfa )„■ ,t, i
succeed in sending a man and his wile to the
other world before their time; and barely
scaped sending two others after tbem; bis
ealratiou ww considered almost cert-tin by
the connuUseur* and himself. Such piety!
Such reaignatiou! Thu Jailer, hard he*-ted
wretch that be u, — refi.i d admission ta th-
bringcrs of the usual floral tributes, but to
make up for ibis a Large number of clergy-
men of different ways of thinking on afjairs
celestial, visited him in hia cull. .Jetfereon,
so truly religioui. that up to the Ust
moment he was undecided in which creed he
would make his debut on the other side of
Jordan. He liked the Catholic religion very
much, but then, Methodist hymns are an
nice. In hia dilemma he compromised. To
the Catholic priest, he gave the honor of
baptizing him; but to tbs Methodist parsonL
waa accorded the privilege, of standing by
him to the last moment. I could almoit
weep here, but really have no tears at eon
mand, and must therefore be excused. 1 am
afraid I shed them alt, iu thu days of my
innocent   childhood,   when   thu    barbarous
schoolmaster But I Am digressing,    'ihe
one thing that troubled the owner of the
patriotic names, was tbat the executioner,
might bungle in his trade, and give him pain.
On the subject he discussed with philotso-
pliic.il beauty, and tbe newspapers faithfully
reported him: "The law," said tbe unmitigated ruffian, "is for punishment, not for
vengeance." Strangely enough tbe executioner did bungle, arid the criminal did suffer
terribly, before the soul escaped from the
body. It was discovered too, that notwithstanding all his piety, and touching resignation, ho bad procured a dou of poison,
which would have enabled him to cheat the
gallows, only that, for some cmse or other,
the jailer had him removed to another cell,
tw o days before the hanging, and the poison
was left behind.
The cry is still for rapid transit in New
York aud Brooklyn, all the ferries, all tbe
street cars, cabs, busses, and elevated railroads are insufficient to move Gotham humanity, from point to point, as rapidly as it
desires. Broadway is dear to tlie heart of
New Yorkers, and must not be desecrated by
either a trumway, or elevated railroad, and
in this respect, it standi almost alone, for
every other important aveuuu of commerce
and traffic iu the city has one, or the other,
and sometimes both. The proposition is to
build an underground railroad; aud a commission is now considering the application of
the company for a charter. The elevated railroad, too, is finding favor in Jersey city aud
Brooklyn, which cities were heretofore opposed to it.
Tbe strike of the bricklayers and the la*
Imrers, has proved a IttOCOSS. They selected
tho best time to strike,for baUdingS are going
up everywhere, and rents are high. Tbe
strike wus for nine hours, and no reduction
of wug'-s, and 15.000 men teok part in it.
It is thought the strike oi the freight handlers, will be resumed this year, aud this time
with mote favorable results.
Your correspondent, bad a few words with
Mr. James Gillespie Blame, the Republican
candidate yesterday, and was Dot magnetised
in ti,.- ti-a-t Mr. Blaine, in a Hnsdooking
man, of about fifty or fifty-five in appearance, his eyes are keen, clear and penetrating, and than bis manner, nothing can bu
more dolionair.
"I suppose you expect to win. Mr. Blaine,"
askc-t the Mainland Guardian corre-
spon lent. "An a matter of course, 1 do,
but, (with a smile) I decli.ieto be inter*
viewe 1."
I hiw General Logan, this mnrninff, at the
Grand Central. He ia almost Black, SO
swarthy is be, and it is said he has a dash ol
Indian blood in his veins. He is a brave
and gallant soldier, simple, unaffected in
appearance, no matter what is concealed
within, He visited our press club, aud admired it very much, indeed.
The cholera is decreasing, fa France, and
a number of Americans, ate getting ready.
even at this late reason, to pay their .iiiuual
visit to Lu belle Paris.
The French papers are uttering fierce
threats against Knglsud, if sheooes not withdraw from Egypt, snd talk freely of   war.
The trial of the DubhnCastleSodomites,
is proceedings pace.
The French fleet is in Chinese water, ready
to attack Foo Choo, if the Celestials do not
come to terms. Tbe Freuch in Madagascar,
have met with a repulse. General Gordon
safe in Kharthoum: an expedition is
being organized via Suakim,   for bis rescue.
The Shamrock ■ of Montreal have regained
the Lacrosse  championship.
The heat here is intense, and fruit is coming in, iu such immense quantities, as to
glut tho market.
General Butler has not yet decided, on
standing for the presidency as greenback
When the Lang-son affair was first made
known, the Ferry Cabinet took a very high
and truculent tone with the Chiueec Ambassador, and declared that nothing short of
$50,000,000 would atone for the indignity
sufferod hy the French arms. It turns out,
however, that French honor can be satisfied
with less than a twelfth part of the sum demanded, for the otfer of $4,OJO,000, to which
China has firmly refused to add a penny,
has, after a show nf hesitation, boen accepted. But although, owing to this compromise, thu Lang-son incident is likely to
Lave no further immediate results, it has
engendered much bad feeling, and fresh
troubles are likely to break out at any moment on the Tonquin frontier.
It is plain enough that the compensation
agreed upon is insignificant compare I with
the loss in killed and wounded experienced
at Lang-son, and with the cost of the elaborate preparations for the bombardment of
Foochow. But an interpellation in the
Chamber of Deputies calling the .Ministry to
account for the disproportion of the indemnity would probably lead to awkward disclosures. From the evidence thus far forthcoming it seems doubtful whether tbe
French could fairly claim any indemnity at
all. It ia true that the published text of the
treaty negotiated with I.i Hung Chang stipulates for the immediate withdrawal M the
Chinese garrisons from Tonquin; but it is
contended by the Pekin Governmci-'t that
such covenants could acquire no validity until they had been ratified by the Council of
Mandarins. That this ground is well taken
seems manifest from the fact that upon the
converse theory China would be asked to
abandon positions of great strategic rtlue ou
the Red River before receiving any conclusive assurance that France intended to perform her part of the contract. For it was
only the other day that the treaty ww sanctioned by the French Legislature, and had it
been rejected, au evacuation of Lang-son
would clearly have been secured on false
pretence*. The reasonable view of the
whole matter is that the French assailants
of Lang-son had uo business to disturb the
status quo until they wer* officially notified
that the provisional compact made with the
Viceroy of Tchcli ban been confirmed at
Pekin and Paris.
The substantial gain accrum-;   to   France j
from ber attempt to browbeat Chin** by the
threat of a naval demonstration is not the
relatively trivial sum of $4,000,000, but the
acquiescence ol the Council of Mandarins in
the important concessions made by Li Hung
Cbsng. But for the meuacing attitude assumed by the French Government after the
Lang-aon atf.nr, it is questionable whether
the complete abjuration of Chinas claim of
auzaraiuty over fouquin and the opening of
Yunnan to ranch traders would have been
sanctioned at Pekin. For there is a strong
war party among the Mandarins, iri which
the well known Tso, arhoreioioesin the title
of the Conqueror of Kashgar, is the most
conspicuous figure. Even uo«, when a
powerful Freuch fleet wus ready to DpfelU
agaiuat the Chinese seaports, there are said
to have beeu violent dissensions in the Tsuug-
li-Vuinen, and the acqOaMOSBMof the ('oun
cil in the French treaty was long delayed.
At bat, however thu protectorate which
France acquired by the convention imposed
laat year at Hue has been formally ratified
by tu Middle Kingdom, ami hen<*<"forth tht
whole territory of Armani i- aftflttiUy as
much under Freoefa cmtrol as is Tunis. Yet
very little emolument cafl lie looked for from
the new conquests until the relations of
France and t 'hina are placed up*.n a footing
of amity. To the demand for the suppression of the Black Flags the I'ukin Gove.rn
ment cau always return a calm non pontumtts
as long aa the operations of tho-ie marauders
are confined to the mountain district sonth
of the Yunnan border. And as Capt. C.enar
Moreuo has ebown, it would \m easy for the
Council of Mundarius, without committing
any act which could be construed as a cant**
rV//j, to interpose obstructions to the consumption of Tonquin ri^e in southern China.
But if without the cordial friendship of the
Middle Kingdom the acquisition of Ani-am
cannot be turned to account, what is to be
thought of the policy of extorting $4,000,000
for a colliaion iu which the French themselves were seemingly tho aggressors?—New
York Hun.
In tlie recent election at Brussels, the*
wives of mumliers of the Conservative party;
entered freely into the contest. Ons ol
these ladies, after expending in buying what
sbe did not need,' a considerable amount of
money in a store, said to the miltrese: *'Yotrt
husband will, of course, rote   for Mr, —T
I'he proprietress, with efu cast down, replied: "Alas, Mme la Baronne, I tJti
The storm of JulvJl was exceptionally
fatal in Alsace. At""Wautzeuau, near Strasburg, two persons were ki^d and another
injured by lightning in the ground floor of a
baker's houst*, the baker's wife iu another
Boon had her cheek cut, and bis sister 3
another story was found insensible, but kub-
sequent!}* recovered. Tbe lightning set fire*
te the roof.
AGENTS, rife, i-c.
A British man-of-war has gone to Mada-
ascar to protect British property.
Tbe Manchester ship canal bill was rejected by the House of Lords.
The J'urnellites in Parliament will not attend the autumu session unless specially sum
moned to do so by Mr. Parnell.
Messrs. French and Pillar have been committed to jail in Dublin to await trial on
the same charge as that lodged against Cornwall.
The committee of the House of Commons
to which the Manchester ship canal bill waa
referred have unanimously rejected it.
A British artillery volunteer team has
been formed to go to Canada. Tbe Vueen
has contributed £100 and the Prince of
Wales i''J5 toward defraying the expenses of
tbe team.
Some of the medical professors of Vienna
arc delivering lectures in tbe Knglish
The legations at Constantinople bave been
instructed to resist strongly thu abolition of
thu foreign Post Offices.
It is reported that the Duke of Bedford is
going to pull down the Covent Garden
Theatre in order te widen the approaches to
the Co vent Garden Market.
The PaM Mali Qaaetfe censures the Marquis of Hartington for deprecating in his
speech in Manchester on Saturday tbe attack upon the Houae of Lords. The Uazettc
demands it* tutal abolition.
A large miners' demonstration was held
in Bernsloy yesterday. Thousands of persons were present, itesoliitions were adopted
demanding additional inspectors in the
mineg;  also the abolition   of  the   House of
Tlie British man-of-war Canada, with
Prince George of \* ales on board, has arrived off tho Scilly Islands.
The King of the Belgians has conferrc?
upou Mr. neory M. Stanley the decoration
of the Order of tjcopold.
The French Chamber of Deputies recently
adopted tlie EUvieiou of tlie Constitution
bill, a-i it passed tbs Senate, by a vote of
294 to 101.
The National Conservative Union has
elected the Bight Hon, Sir Michael Hicks*
Bench Chairman, vic*J Lord Bandolpfa
Churchill, resigned,
A despatch from Mozambique says that
tho British bark Sarah L-Jobari ins been detained there*, and her cargo uei/tfd, on a pretence that slie iias violated the customs regulations.
Uen. Sohweltz, the German Ambassador
tn Russia, has left St. Petersburg for tbe purpose of conferring with Prince Blsmark at
Yarxitt in regard to s meeting of the Czar
and the Emperor of Germany.
In the House nf Commons Lord Kdmond
Fitzmr.uriee said that France hud obtained
from the International African Association
an agreement of pre-emption on ihe Congo
which had not been offered to England,
A fatal incident occurred in the public
carden at Cunstadt. in Wurtetnberg. sever
al Frenchmen were rejoicing over toe n M Dt
Insult tothe German nan in Paris when an
dderly German approached and remonatrat*
ed with them, litis gave rise to s quarrel,
in which one ofthe Frenchmen raised bii
walking stick and dealt the German a fatal
At a meeting iu Paris of 160 1-egiti*
mitts, Count Andignl presiding, the Court
of Pans and the Orleanist branch wore denounced as unfit to represent the principles
of hereditary monarchy. The meeting also
declared Prince Juan de Bourbon successor
to the Count of Chambord.
The Cross Gazetts says that tbe Czar of
Hussia has ahaudonotl his contemplated v,sit
to Copenhagen iu consequence ol having
been warned by the St. Petersburg police that
the delegates of Nihilists and Anarchists at
Paris and in Switzerland had gone to Deri-
mark, and were concerting another attempt
upon his life.
The largest organ in the world has just
been completed by Walek of Ludwigsburg,
and placed in the cathedral church of Riga.
Tbe instrument measure thirty-six feet in
width, thirty-two feet from back to front,
and sixty-five feet high. It contains 6,82o
pipes, distributed among 124 sounding stops.
The health of Bisinark since his arrival at
his Pomeranian country seat has been so satisfactory that there is little chance of hi^
being tempted to exchange the comfort and
quiet of that secluded retreat for the amenities of a fashionable watering place.
The present numerical strength of Free
Masonry throughout the world is placed at
13S,0tid"lndges, with 14,160,543 members.
An English advertisement lately announced "ten dozen of port for sale, the property
of a widow, full-bodied, and seven years iu
A French almanac predicts that Emperor
William and Gen. Moltke will die bef6re
Dec. 81, 1884.
A newspaper of Rome says that the United
States musters'one huudred brigands in modem attire to every single one m the trnd-
tional costume plying trade in Italy.
Thrtv-sixmPn and nine women committed
suicide for love m Italy in 1883,
Cholera, yellow fever, famine, drought,
and cold have had marked success this year
throughout the temperate zone of the globe.
No woman without a male escort ventutes
out after dark in Naples or Rome, such has
been the increased license given to crime of
M. Gottiuger, a distinguished Alpinist
from Zurich, was making, with two guides,
the ascent of ibe Grand Jorasse, one of the
summits of Mount Blanc, when the party
was surprised by an avalanche of stones.
After a few minutes the guide*, coming out i
of then hiding places, found M. Gottiuger i
with a foot cut off and badly wounded on
tbe head.    He expired soon.
I     to offer for Sale, in Shares,
LOT 104, GROUP 1,
Port moody i
This property is centrally situated, about three quarters o' a
mile from the harbor front, at either the Machine Shop Reserve,
the Railway Wharf, or the ernl of
the North Road.
It ia nearly level land, easily
cleared ; the Nortr/ Road runs
along one side of it, and Clarke'a
Road clo-)e to the oth-T side.
The adjoining property is held
at from $000 per acre, up. Price,
1300 per acre, in shares of not iegg
than ij acres.
For terms of payment and other
particulars, apply to
Land Agent.
Columbia Si.,   Vew Westminster.
Howse & Riomi,
Land   Surveyors
OFFICE] Front Street, New Westminster,
Opposite C. P. X.  Co.'s   Wharf
r. o. 80x61.
Valuable Town Lots
Port Moody
Saw Mill
Armstrong & Burr
Rough & Dressed Lumber
Rustic, Flooring,
Alw at» on Hand a Fn,L St^k o»
QcALrrY  GuAfaVncD  First-Clash,   anA*
3D. Jl. IvfiD.TXj-L,
RichardSt., NewWestminster
Manufacturers ami Dealers iu
all kinds uf
Rough & Dressed'
Orders from the Country
Promptly Filled,
of quantity and cost of  material   for
building   carefully   prepared
free of charge.
Grain-Edged Flooring
A. MENNIE   -   -   -   Agent
ra. o.
With the N. W. & P.
M. Telephone Co.
Lots offered in every
portion of the town-
site; also a few desirable Estates in
the immediate vicinity of Port Moody.
In 1820 two bills of an area of about
800 acres, of almost no agricultural
value, on the property of Lord Cawdor,
in .-cntland, were planted with tir and
other tree*, and after successive thinnings the sale of which realised large
sums, the remainder of the wood was
sold off for the sum of £10,1100. The
sums realized fnr the wnnil un this waste
hud during the fifty years is stated to
he cqtial per acre to the return from the
best arable land in the country.
'Mi;- advanced tendencies erf the age
are shown in the establishment of thu
Clergy Club in London. On the 01111-
inittee are the canons of Chichester,
Westminster, York, Lincoln, and liri-
stol, witli four other clciimnen, and
only two laymen, one I' » In,in is Sir
Coutts Lindsay. The initiation fee is
to be X'ifit. after next September, and
the annual dins JC4 4s. lor town niein-
bers and £'.' 'Js. for country iiiuiiiIhtn.
Its club house is ill New Bond street,
and it professes to be for the meatball
of the Church of Kngland (clerical and
lay i, and of churches in communion
The expedition to Hudson's Straits,
recently mentioned by telegraph, is not
under Ilritish auspices, but has been
undertaken by order of the ('niianiiiu
Government to determine the feasibility
of Hudson Hay navigation, upon the establishing of which fact depends the
construction of • railroad from Winnipeg to Hudson Bay. This railroad is
designed to transport the wheat of the
Northwest, and if Hudson Hay is navigable for a considerable portion of the
year, it will shorten the line to Kurope
from the Northwest very materially.
Tiia British Government refused to assist ill establishing observation stations
in Hudson Day.
In Japan, whereeartlnpukcsarc very
Common, a house has been invented
which shall not be affected by the movement of the earth. The bin ul in.'is ,,r
wood, with plaster walls und ceilings,
supported upon iron bales resting in
hollow saucer-like plutes, which method
ul'support, it is claimed, prevents momentum in a horizontal position from
being communicated fmni the ground
to the houee, and I licit ia inst sullicient
friction at thu points ol support to destroy tlie slight motion lhat might otherwise take place. It might naturally be
supposed that people who are always
bcingshakeii would get used to earthquakes, but Prof. Morse, who has lived
so long iu Japan, says that, far from this
being tlie case, upon first going there
one thinks lightly of sueh n visitation,
but that terror grows with every recurrence until life becomes miserable from
being in u constant state of dread.
At a seance in Dublin, a th,night reader
boasted that lie could find a marked pin hid
by one of the audience. Several of them came
forward, among whom was a confederate.
The pin was hid hy a Trinity Btndent in an
iiiljiinigrooiii.in the presence of tho committee
aiming which was the confederate. Theitud-
cnt, suspoeting this man from hia looks, slyly
took away the pin from its hiding place. On
the return to the platform the thought reader
gazed in tho hider's face, and, putting his
hand to his brow, was blindfolded anrl led
the student to the liiding place, hut of cnurae
could find no pin. He returned, aeknowdedged
his defeat, and looking daggers at the confederate. "Now, gentlemen, " said the student, ' I'll underdake to say that if thia diviner of the human mind will do as 1 tell him
hulf the audience, without a single hint from
me, will know where the pin is" ami, turning to tho thought reader, he said: "Sit
down." He did so. 'J'heie was a yell, ami,
/n/riping up, the thought reader hastily pulled from the seat of his trousers the marked
Of luxuries the Abyssinian soldiers
have few; smoking is not allowed, and
the breaker ,if this rule is linlde to hue
his nose and lips by order ofthe King.
But end, man carries his little tin pot
of snuff stuck in his belt. A pinch of
this tobacco powder he will place between is nethor lip and bottom teeth,
which he eventually ejects in a BOlDble
state, much after the niuiiner of a sailor
and his quid. A pair of drawers cut
short below the knees and fastened at
the waist with the assistance of a cait-
ridge belt, and a toga or oblong piece
of cotton cloth, generally with a red
centre Btripe, which acts us waistcoai,
jacket, overcoat and blanket, are his
only wearing apparel. A sword, which
be invariably wears on his right side,
he draws with his right bund in a very
dexterous way. He is also armed with
a fowling piece or rille, slung .icross hit
back; in his left hand be carries his
shield, and in his right a spear, the
metal head being sharpened to a narrow point. Tliey are as brave and
clever with the spear and sword as the
P.Mowers of the .Mahdi, and better
The cholera appeared at Albano, near
Rome, on July 13.18(16, under very singular circumstances. It wus on tlie occasion of some religious ceremony that
attracted a great numbers of visitors
from the Eternal City, who were gathered together in the grounds of the Papal
Castle of Gandolfo. it we.» after the
ceremony, and the crowd were walking
through the grounds, nniiiiring the
beautiful fountains and listening to tile
music of a military band. All at once
some of them percived in the sky,
coming from the direction of tlie African coast, a great black cloud, divided
down the middle so as to resemble the
two wings of an enormous bat. A feeling of intense cold overpowered the
spectators. In less than au hour a hundred and four persons had been stricken
down by thu disease. The cloud seemed charged with cholera as other clouds
with electricity. Scientific men explained thiB curious phenomenon by asserting that the cloud had formed over
great stagnant pools in tlie neighborhood of Tunis, that are filled with the
excrement of countless hosts of locusts
and grasshoppers. The disease did not
spread beyond the gates of Albano,
The dilhculties with which the Russian provincial authorities have to contend in their efforts to stamp out the
cattle plague are illustrated in a report
published in the Russian Echo. The
cattle plague is spreading In the Government of Samara. In order to arrest
its ravages, a commission was recently
dispatched to Nicolaievsk, consisting of
a veterinary officer, police officers, and
servants—tne latter us slaughterers.
The peasantry assembled in large numbers at the place appointed by the commission near the town. Here large
trenches were excavated for the reception of the carcasses ofthe infected and
slaughtered animals. By the veterinary
officer's command, tho cattle of the
neighborhood were driven into an extensive enclosure. So far the various
herdsmen and owners showed no inclination to interfere. The examination of the cattle proceeded, and already
three animals had been condemned",
slaughtered, and their carcasses cast
into the pits, when an extraordinary
crowd of frenzied peasant women advanced from the town, making horrible
clangor with ali manner of kitchen" us-
tensils. liehind the women came the
men, armed with fireirons bludgeons,
flalis, spades, Ac. The proceeding's of
the commission were stopped, and the
veterinary officer and his followers
barely escaped with their lives from
the enraged multitude. The women
openly bewailed the escape of the
officers, whom they swore they had intended to tear to pieces.
France.   They insist that the disease may be
sporadic  atnflocal   despite  the presence of
H ere i; the hast remedy for sea sickne**, taken
from one of the French papers: "Take do food
during at least four hours previous to embarking. An hour before stepping an board drink
one or tare cape of very strong coffee (with
out chicory)."
A novel mode of paying visit* occurred th*
other ,l*y at Alhury, the Duke of Nnrtli.un-
lu-rUnd's seat, when Mr. Baden Powell ofthe
Scots Guards, accompanied by * brother
officer, descended in hit balloon iu tbe park,
having come from Aldershot just in time for
A correspondent t f the 'Lancet'says that he
ha* practised for eight years on steamers Tuning Itetween Liverpool and American port*
Iluring this time he Iras had charge of 50,-
000 people, slid the deaths were less than
one per LOCK). Five of these were suicides,
and the remainder occurred mostly among
La tlazielta Deijli Ospitali gives the following statistics ofthe proportion oi medical men
to the population iii various couutries:
France, 2.H1 per 10,000; Germany, 3.21;
Austria, 3.41; Kngland, U; Hungary, 0.10;
Italy, 0.101 Switzerland, 7.0U; United
States,   16.24.
Kniigratioii from Italy tb foreign countries
it yearly increasing; in 1883 iticaehbd, according to ollicial statistics, lli!l,10l, mostly
peasants and the luw.at lazzamiii. The two
Americas receive a little over * third of all
the emigrants and latterly a drift from the
Buenos Ayres coast to the (Ji.ited States
lias been noticeable.
Authorities in many cases differ with Dr.
Koch as to tlie nature ot ull the cholera in
;e. They
lie and I
a bacillus similar to those found to occur in
cats, ami one of these is now raging iu Bom-
hay. Vet Br. Koch was unable to produce
the disease in those annuals with his
A case of death from earth eating is re-
ported in the lleitisk Me.dieal Jovrnal. Such
a result is rare nowadays. Yet the writer
says tl e habit is common among the Hindu
inhabitants of Trinidad. Children, often take
to it, and iu adults the habit frequently becomes so depraved that it cannot be given
up. The fifth chosen resembles sandstone
ami is often mixed with slate. Adults generally adopt the practice from economical
Dr. Oamgec of Birmingham, Kngland, has
been interesting the Paris surgeons with his
artificial up >nge. It is rnrirlo of cotton rendered absorbent and treated with nnt-septies.
One of them of the sizo of a walnut will absorb wat :r untill it reaches the dimensions
of a cricket hall. One ,rf its most important advantages is cheapness: this quality makes it
unnecessary to use it more than once, so thnt
" sponge infection," becomes an easily oli-
viated evil,
A strange incident in the history of
the, present House of Commons has
never been brought to notice. There
is no impropriety now, after four years
have passed, in stating that Mr. Middle-
ton, one of the members for Glasgow,
became insane from thn excitement of
the election, and has been iu a lunatic
asylum ever since. No means have
byen discovered of procuring u vacancy
in his seat, for tbe Speaker can only
issue a warrant in cases where tho medical advisers of the member declare
him incurable, and medical men naturally shrink from making such a statement. I hey are trying to provide for
such n contingency as this iu the new
Franchise bill. There was a caso in
IK3L', during Lord Melbourne's administration, in which, on a very close fight,
au insane member was taken out of a
lunatic asylum, brought along the lobbies with n member ou each side, thrust
through the turnstile, and made to record his vote. The next, day attention
was called to the matter, and the vote
was disallowed.
The history of the famous Kddystone
lighthouse is a convenient epitome of
tlie progress ofthe art „f building these
edifices us it has been developed in Kngland. The first house stood for five
years, and wns swept away by u storm;
the second, uf'tera life nf forty-six years,
waa destroyed by flrij the third, built
by Sinentoii, In 1736, stood 122 years,
when it bud to bo removed because tbe
roc'{ nn which it wns built begun tn give
way; the fourth, designed by Sir James
N. Douglass, wns finished twn yeursugo.
Its totai height is 170 feet, exceeding its
predeerssir by 74 feet. In height indeed, it stands prominent among its
fellows, though the Skerrvvore house,
eleven miles from Tvree, u small island
ainnng tbo 'Inter Hebrides, shows its
lights at n greater elevation. The Kddy-
Btnne, which muv he taken lo represent
the neweBt ideas of lighthouse arrangement, consists of ton stories, arranged
in the following order: Entrance, oil
rooms, store and coal room, crane and
store room, living room, low light room,
bed room, service room, the lantern
being tbe highest of all, as the water
tanks are, on the other hand the lowest.
Tlie Imperial Government of China
has come to a decision of great importance—that, namely, of sanctioning in
principle the Introduction of railways
into the country. The Empress calls
upon the great functionaries of State to
submit plans for the construction and
management of strategical and commercial lines. Proposals wore accordingly made by the Viceroy Li Hung
Chang and other representatives of the
progressive school, to be carried out on
the conclusion of a definitive treaty
with France. Li Hung Chang is now
convinced by experience that no public
work requiring organization and financial accuracy can be undertaken hy the
Chinese themselves, Consequently, the
railways must be constructed and managed by skilled foreigners. But the
Government has a natural dread of the
inroads of foreigners, and is unwilling
!o assign them rights over the soil of
China. There will, therefore, be a
strong disinclination to great concessions, and the railway problem will probably he solved by the Government itself assuming the responsibility of making State lines.
Sir John Astley hailed a cab in London and was driven to the Bachelor's
Club. The horse was left for a moment
by the driver, and it ran away, knocking Thomas Allen eenseless, and he
sued Sir John for damages. At first
sight it would seem tliat he could have
no claim, but the evidence showed
otherwise. Sir John was the owner of
the hansom, and the driver was his
groouii. Thero is nothing extraordinary
in that, for many gentlemen in London
keep private hansoms. But this Baronet had the cab numbered and the
groom licensed, and the driver was allowed to pick up fares like an ordinary
cabman. He had been with Sir John
five years, and the baronet paid Inm
86.25 weekly wages. On thedavs when
he became a cabman he paid sir John
S2.50 a day. Whatever the coachman
earned over tbat was his profit; if he
earned less it was his loss. On this particular day he was a cabman, and Sir
John claimed that he had paid his fare
like any other passenger, and was,
therefore, not liable. Sir John conducted his own case, Baying tliat he was
Floor, and could not afford to engage a
awyer. He made an amusing speech,
and fully explained the way by which
he turned an honest penny as cab proprietor. He said that the JJuko of Marlborough also had cabs for hire on the
streets of London.
WH/ff      liV**2F   t?\r   UA8   NOW   COMPLETED   THE   BAR  AND
M   .TI.    I i 1 k!5 JLiJLi X      Billiard Room,—the latter th* Handsomest Kootn
in the Province, furnished with the finest CAROM and POCKET TABLES ever imported.
The BAR will be provided with the beat of
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
THE RESTAURANT is now open to the public; it is conducted on the moat
modern improved principles by a first-class Cook.
WILLIAM 1NHLEY, - - -       Proprietor.
The London House,
!F\ IF". nVESX-tSOiv,     Proprietor
A Large and Wkll-abrortku Stock or
Groceries, Provisions. Dry Goods, Boots & Shoes
RTO'V     :M,intienl.
Orders Promptly Attended to.
FALES & CO., Proprietors
Aim—fhames of all kinds made to order.
Cutlery, Hardware, Glassware, Lamps, Willow-ware, Etc.
Inspect our stock Terms Cash
Caledonia Hotel
R.  B.  KELLY.
1 announcing (lint the House is now complotod with overy convenience for the traveling public. THE TABLES are well supplied with
every article in seusou, and THE BAR is provided with a well-selected
Stock of
THE BEDS are well aired, and THE STABLING is extensive
and the best of Feed always roady 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 tlie New Road, now in course of construction.
GUESTS may depend ou 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.
General   Merchandise
Chas. McDonough
TWlexi'a tfo Boy's  ib ixlt-s
And a great variety of articles necessary for a household.    He has also,
N. B.—Farm Produce bought at market rates or sold on commission.
KiCOrders from the interior promptly attended to. a!2
that Le is constantly receiving from Europe shipments of choice
Wines,    Spirits,    Liqueurs,
London and Dublin Stout,
!0$MNBO1VD  or   DUTY PAID"&a
QdeeN Street, Port Moody.
that he is now thoroughly established in business at the Terminus of the 0.
P. It., and is prepared to make and repair
Boots and Shoes at exceedingly low rates.
Port Moody
Moody Shingle Mill, where the  host
of Shingles can be had at the lowest prices,
wholesale or retail.
A supply kept constantly on h«»d.
Saddlers * Harnesp-makers
Every Article in/'heir Linr
Always in Stock.
Front St    -    TALE  B. O.
This Great Household Met.
cine ranks among the le-
ing necessaries ot Life.
The*! famou» Pills puri/y ihe BLOC
and act mo»l powerfully, yel .ooihu.g.,
un lhe
and II0WEL8. giving mne, enemy, .i
vifoi lo lhe-. great iaIN SPRINGS o
LIFE. Thr? are constant!' recommended
a ii..er failing remedy iu all <,•>•» where u
consiilniioir, Irom whatever cause, has >i
com. impaired or weakened. Ihey are »«
drrfullf efficacious in all ailment-, ineideil
lo Femsles of all ages; and *t a GEN F.Hi
FAMILY MEDICINE, ar. unsurpassed.
Its searching and Bealin
Properties are know
throughout the World
Fur lhe cure ol HAD LEGS, Had Bmi,
Old Wounds, Sores and Dlceii
Il I" au infallible remedy.   II effectually tn
lies' on the neck and cl eat, as salt iutu ni
il Ciuer. Ml. E THROAT, Bionehltia. lu*
Coughs, sud even ASTHMA.    For Ulandili
Swelling*, Abates,,.., Pile.. Fislolaa,
And hu, 1.1ml of SKIN DIBEAi-E, il hi
ne'er been known lo full.
The Fills and ointment are   Manufacti,
r'llj al
And are ao'd by all vendor* of Mt <Ji r<
tlirni.^tionl ihe civilized woilil.with rlirec ib
for use in tt niosi ■ very angiiane.
The Trade Marks of these Medicines s
reKist'led in Ottawa, Hence, any
throughout the IJri,it'll Po*>ea»ions wl o mi
keep the American I'uuiiierieiu fo* tale, >
lie prosecuted.
RrVrircliase'a should !ook to  lb"   I*k
or, ihe I'oia and lloxea.    Il Iheaddree. is
'■33, Oxford street, London, they are  spur
Rough and Dre-taod
Port  Moodg
Keeps constantly on hand a
stock of lint-class
Veal and Pork
Corn'd Beef, Etc.
Fresh Vegetables
IN SEASON.     .
Soda-water Manufactor
CINITY with Soda-water (plain i
sweet), Ginger Beer,  Ginger Ale,  Sarsaf
rilla;   Lemon,   Raspberry,   and   all   otdi
Syrups; Essence of Ginger; Cock-tall Mil
tyres, etc.
Orders   trom  the Coi.'xtry  Carhtu
The Cash Tailor^
Lytton 8qc aravNew 'yVESDnN-mtE,    ■• R
Haa opened out hi., FALL STOCK, ai    "JM
now prepared to execute orders.
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