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Array THE
|0i1 Igootlj fedir.
Ail communications addressed to
*. S. HAMILTON. Easts'.
Port Moodjr.
Or tu th. lit'ARim' Oflee, New Wettatll
ster. a ill r. cerve prompt atteatiou.
Office—Telephone Building,
PORT MOODT. B. C,  FEBRUARY  16, 1884.
NO. 10.
AuKNT      AUD      CoMVIYANCtH,
MTH-imy SJtxaiart,    -   -   avsart Oatoody.
every section of Port Moody. Also,
Suburban Lota, by the Acre, immediately
adjacent to the Port Moody surveyed Town-
Lands /or sale on the North aide of, and
having water frontage on. Port Moody
Harnor, tiuely situated and exceedingly
Also, Farm Land, of superior quality and
on favorable  terms,   in New   Westminster
Wstriot. , ., ,i,i
Carefully prepared Maps and Plans exhibited, and the fullest information furnish-
»d. at Mr. Hamilton's office
Carpenter & Builder.
Fitting up of Stoiiks and Okices a
Specialty. All Kmbs ok JoBBIia
Phomimi.y Attksuku to.
1'OHT   MOODY,   B.   C.	
Port Moody Seminary,
TERMS can be hud on application to
Hong Sing,
QlJEKX Stbkct,  1'OHT MllOllY.
(Jonas Htbeet, Pout Moouy.
f / that he is Kow thoroughly established an business at tlur Termlnut of tlreC.
P. R., and is prepare/I to mske und repair
Soots and Shoes at exceedingly .low rates.
Real Estate for Side
The Thompson Property!
New Westminster District.
Port Moody Town Lots!
Adjoining and immediately to tire North of
ithe ahove, comprising a part ef District Lot
i37ii, Droop I., ouly twenty-nine chains from
tin shore of the harbor. No liiiildinu lots
aiore eligible than these ure puiehaseable at
Port Moody.
JtS' The subscriber employs no occnts. 'tsA
Apply to liim personally, at ilia office on
the premises.
dl5 PllOI'IlICTOR.
yuiEN Stiiebt. Pobt Monwr.
-  Proprietor.
XCanspsi coii3tj,i^tl^- on llana-fl.
Having imported a large stock of
Ready-made Clothing
Direct from ihe East, I am now prepared to
tupply customers at prices .that will
efOrrlers will bo promptly attended to
.and satisfaction guaranteed.
Port Moody
Moody Shingle Mill, where the best
•of Shingles can be had at the lowest prices,
^wholesale or retail.
A supply kept constantly on hand.
William Sincerbeau,
up Town Streets, (ir more extended Rural
Highways, Constructing Wharves, Erection
ot Buildings, or for any class of work con-
nected with the construction of Railways.
T, ^Br.Eysrsj Reasonable Satisfaction assured
to those with whom he contracts.
Address:—" Rocky   Point   Hotel,"   Port
Woody, B. C.
Th" sun was setting over tbe (j.-ngp.
one bright hummer evening in 1871.
The day lisd been a hot "oe uvea foi
India, snd it was an unspeakable relief to every one when the scorching
sun began to decline at last, and tbe
leugtliriiing shadows of the tall palms
si.tig ihe river bank told that night
»aa at band.
And now the Hindu inhabitants of
the ne ghUwing virJagK, who had been
laying mjiioiilets all the afternoon under tbe shade of the vast overarching
banyan tree, around them, caipe troop
ing down to tbe water in a body.
lu.tsnllv the whole b.nk ot the
Ureal river—to lovely and nib-m i|]
through the long burning day—became
all a ive with noise and bustle. Children ruddled in the bronrl, still pool-, or
chased each other in and out of the tall,
feathciv bamboo clump that grew along
the bank. Women fillea their enitlieii
pitchers from the stream, or wa-hed
iheii thread-bare clothes. Men begin
lo scour theii brass IoUIib (drinking
vessels), or to kir-dle fires for the en k-
ing of their evening meals; while a little
farther down the .treani, a group of
young girls, » ading out into the M.a.lo a
water, fell to splashing each other isttb
might and main, amid shouts of meiry
To any one unaccuslonie! to the
wsvh of India it would have seemed
atranr/e enough to see upon the wrists
am) ankle, of nearly air the giiJs, and
in inv of their motbe.is likewise, heavy
IringleH uf solid silver, »Inch any Western lady might have been proud to wear.
But the Hindu peasants, to whom sS-
vings batiks are utterly unknown, have
no way of keeping their money safe except by carrying it about with tlieni in
this fashion— somewhat h^ard u-
plan, it must he owned, in a country
.v. ii iinii;; with the IflOtt expert and
rlarina thieves in  the world.
Suddenly one ol the girls, who had
ventured a little farther out inn the
-.treani tltaju the iest, disappeared unrlei
wati.r with a piercing shriek, as if dragged i'own by s me overp. we ing loro.
A few bubbles tlint rose suddenly to
th • surface were the only token of her
fate, while the terrified companion^
turned and rushed kick t . the shore u»
fuel a- possible, screaming;
"A crocodile) a crocodile!"
Several days ha I passed before any
of the village women dared tn approach
the Rcene of this te-jib e misChsnce. Al
length r ne&oliler than the ie;t veniuie.il
in again, and (Ik others, seeing that no
havni came to her daiirg, begsst lo follow her example, More than a week
passed without a«iy accident, and everything was'teginuinR to go on as u«u..l,
wli.in. one evening, a second girl disappeared in preci.-ely the same manner as
the tir»t,
The terror was now universal, and
all the best hunters of the village sei
themselves wiih one accord to get rid
of this drestrnying ciocodile.
Baits (vere laid, traps se.t, men posted
along the bank will 1 ailed guns to
keep audi for the monster; but, look
for him a< tbey might, nothing was to
be seen of him,
.Several days later tho wife of one of
the village/a waa washing her whit
w apperon the bank nf the river, when
it slipped from her hands and lie led
slowly out into the wide, still pool
formed by the bend of tlie stream. The
woman al once wade.l after it, ami had
just rucceerlerl in clutching it, when
she was seen by those on the li.iuk tu
give a sudden start, tho* her aims
convulsively into the air, and disappiar
under water just as the oilier two had
done before.
\bout thrre days after this last cs-
tas ronlm. Mr licnry Sparks, tlm Hii-
irr.h eirniinissi tier f"r the district of
.) ungley »ullali, w..s at work ill Ins ffice
amid a p rfect mound of paper-, hairing every now and then to wipe his
■dreaming face (which, despite the nu-
iueriiu8/r«Hta//,nr8«inging-fan8, worked
by his native servant outside with a
cord passed through a hule in the wall,
nuked very much like a half-melted
sno'vlnll), «iten he was suddenly disturbed i y a knuok at  the  door
"Come, in?"cried he, snappishly expecting tin entrance of sine Hindu
farmer or peasant with a complaint as
long and as unintelligent as an Assyrian
inscription. But at the first glimpse ol
the pe.jjon ulio entered, his face cleared
at oi ce.
The visitor was a tall native, with
the handsome features and stately beating of a Mahratta. Wis figure, nearly
six feet in height, was so gunnt and sinewy that it seemed tn he made of pin
uire, and his pieicing black eyes I oked
out from beneath the folds of his white
turban with the quick, keen, watchful
glance of a practical hu ter.
In truth, Ismail, the Mabratta, was
well used to tr .eking other same beaide
deer or tigers. Over and above his ■ c-
cupations as scor t, hunter and Oovern-
i eut courier, he was in const ,n' re«ju ^t
as a detective, and for traokina do-n
either a ^ii > beasl or a,criminal h» had
no i-qn.il in 11 ngal.
Gliding into the room as n iselessly
as a shadow, he made a low salaam,
ar d sai   in iii« own language:
'May the humb est of   his   servants
speak to the Sahib?" (master).
There was nothing partcularly hum
hie, it must be admitted, in the spe k-
er's beaiine, oh the c ntrary, he held
himself erect, and looked the commissioner full in tbe face with the air of a
msrfwho know' (us own value, snd hsd
-uineihii.g to tell kbieh he felt to be
w rib hearing, but Mr. Sparks', with
ahoiii laHiail was sn old acquaii tancc.
apprared tu understand these signs |> I
fecllv, tnd said:
"What Las Ismail to tel.l I aiu likening."
I have been st tke village of Itaru
ganj," answer-rl the Mahrttta, laying a
sires, upon Ihe sst w rd.
lUnigan)t" echoed Mr. .Sparks. "Ah
to he sure; the place where that orocu
dik I been eating up so many people"
Are «ou quite sure, Sibrlrl' askeo
the H>ndu, keenly watching the efTcci
of hi" words, "that it was a crocodile
that did ill"
The Euelishmin started, ami looked
fixedly at Isuisil's imtn vablc face
"Thst's how 1 heard the story told,"
rej ined he. "if it wasn't thn crocodile.
wnttwst it?"
"Did ttt■ Comrais-ioner Sahib," inquired Ismail, "ever hear of a crocodile
being so nice in bis eating as to devour
none but women,   and   only snch  wo
nun as had pleny of silver bangle- onl"
Again Mr. Sparks gave a slight start,
and the spars lc of his eie showed tha
he was beg nning to guess the riddle,
but he took care to make no interruption, seeing that Istnai wished to have
ihe pleasureolt telling the whole siorv
"1 went to the village," continued
Ininail, "and talked v.ilh the people.
Then 1 dived into the river (my lor.t
knows that I can find my way through
water as well as through thickets), and
at the bottom I came upon a noosed
The CommiS"ioner dodder)   with   the
ir of a man who understood tne whol"
ilfuir perfectly, hut still   he   said   nothing.
'The Sahib unrlerstaniln how it was
lone," proceeded the Hindu. "When
anv woman worth robbing went into
lire water, the no se innglerl her feel,
md ihe robber, hidden among the
b rshes on ihe opposite bank, diagge
her down and dro>n d her, and then
p undered the corpse at his leisure."
"I  see,"   said   Mr.   Spail.3.     ".Well,
smsil,you know there's a lovernmei i
n- ard of a thousand rupees ((500)  for
everv niuderei biougli! toju-ticc; sr-e
vvliHt vou can make of the c r-e."
I he Malirntta's black eyes Hashed Ure,
for five hundred d,,liars is more to ■
Hindu thin five thousand to a white
man, and such a chance did nut c me
lo him every day, lie .ent out with
out a wo d, but M' Spari" fell satrsfle
that there would be ne.is of the criminal bnVie long.
1'inail piiMiged st once into the Birr-
rounding jungle, nod t averse, I it a: h
pee which few uii'ii could have kept
Up over su h "r und and in tucli a
climate, till he crime in siglil of Kam-
gsn.j, butmstead of eut rum the village
lie struck rl wn a bypath 10 r lie river,
swam acros'r, went ao.ilv up the opposite side till h" tanic to to hainbnii
clumps close tngeiher, and grnping in
in the water beside them pulled up a
His next ni"ve whs to hunt out a
big stone, upon the sharp edge of which
hr sawed the cord io and fro till it held
only by one strand    One sl.sh of Ins
lima, shitp knife would have done the
vtoik much qu cker, but Ismail doubt
less had his reai-ons fnr what £>' did,
Iheir placing the stone in the shallow
water with the shutp side uppermost,
and the rope lying rUht across it, lie
vanished into the thicket.
An hnur had pa serl since his diss ip-
p-nruiice, and n'g't hud already set in
when a dark figure came creeping up in
I e-ame spirt ami pulkd lit the half-
seven d cord, which instantly parted in
his hand.
T e man started and held up the
Lrriken ends to tha light of the rising
moon, hut finding them rough nnd frayed
as ii by con-tnnt rubbing, and fee ing
the sb .opened stone laving Just heneil .
he ap|reurcil -ati-lied thai it inu«t have
been sn accident, and km It I rwn to knot
the c'oid t gether.
So eniiross.'d was the villain with hi
treacherous work that he never llft'-d
his bead t ' look around him, but even
bail r e Iwen less prvneoupied he w.oild
scircr•IvihavcThesril ihe noiseless fbntfsll
of one wh ■ had bwn,tracking the tiger
md Ure antelope [Wdiltfh their nutive
juhtfloii ever since he was ten   yearn old.
T,e rogue was Blip quite unsuepicioos
of harm, when a tall, shadowv figure
ros • behind him as suddenly as if it bad
ataried up through the eartn, and n tre-
rnend us 1.1 w f om a heavv bamboo
cubfalli g »p'li his bowed head like r
ihunde bolt, feLed him senseless to the
That very nil!lit ihe crestfallen robber
as tent off to the neur st British sta-
linn, escorted by a string gmrd of native policemen, to betrie I and executed,
it he dese ve«i, while Ismail n-oeiven
f oni the ha els of the ConiniisM.nei
hiriisetf, t -cether with a warm com-
uiendiiiion rrf his shrewdrii's-, the thou
sand rupeef ho had so w II eani d.
A startling event hapr|ieiied tho other day
in connection with the Bail trtiin from Blest,
which is due in Paris at 10 minutes to fl
o'clnok in the mniiiing. While proceeding
at full auecrl the passengers observed the
brakes to he put on with such suddenness
that fears were entertainid that a collision
was imminent, especially as the spot where
the train was drawn up was in utter dark-
lies*. Upon the guard reaching the onginc
he feiind the stoker endeavoring to overpower the driver, who had lost his reas 'n.
After bio king the line, the guard joined the
stoker, and succeeded* in securing the unfortunate man, but not until after he had offered a desperate resistance. The locomotive was then put in'motion, the nearest station was reached without further misadventure, and the driv.r'w.s pisced in custody.
ArtfiiieMii, Hie MarriiT ((uttii
ArteuiiMa, one of ihr- Boat   interesting of mini iul> is,   und   the  lie. t   famous woman who ever p
n-igiity, with tie-  tingle  exception   ol
l.'leoputr.i, w:^ a Usttja/e .,f   Hull an.a
u.-, in A .1..   Minor,    where    *h'-    wu>
bom pre .uiiiukly uhoui the year B88
u. c. She wus tin- rluuelii. r of LrTgd
aiiius the Koiirin, o) i.n-t or king of
Oatfis. Tin' BtodeiatU policy of rln,-
inoiiureh Moured the prosperity of his
km_'i;mii.     While thi  other Glw
Irillll-S of A-ia     resisted     till'      l'epdlllrs.
Halicarnassus and iis kin^ paid nwiy
oljc-dienco to Lianus. Tin- great king
was not unmindful of ttut famur, und;
hi: rewardel the prudence of Lygd<
amus by anlsrging tin: bounds of bit
kingdom. Ibe tlinre neighlionring islands of Cos, Calydna, and Nysirus
were added to tin: Cunun sovereignly,
and the crafty Dorian became one of
the powerful satraps of the Persian
empire. He allowed his people to enjoy their own laws und institniiooB; he
fostered eomin irea und founded a pi>
werful navy; he built cities and reared
costly und stately works of art, and in
every respect ruled like n sovereign
monarch, save tliat he paid u tribute to
the Persian king und furnished such
contingent of m m and ships as the exigencies of the empire demanded.
Prosperous and powerful, ami high in
favour as was LygiUmus with iJarius,
his fame paled b lore that of Artemisia, his only child. Born of a Cretan
woman and educated in tho political
school of her father, Artemisia developed at an early ago a faculty for go
voi-nment that had no parallel in that
age. All the force, all tho energy, ull
the ambition, all the shrewd, pliant
cunning and political skill of her brilliant Greek race leaned combined in
the character of the HeJisarnassian
princess. To bbe Greek intelligence
and adroitness she united the gravity
and the grace of tlie \siatic. Even in
her youth she shinned the wisest gray-
beai'ds in her father's council chamber,
and when her own dark locks wire silvery none of the other advisers of Xer
xes spoke so wisely as she. In her
schemes of aggrandisement no other
Greek save PolyoTBtes ever equalled
her. As a builder, she well-nigh eclipsed Nebuchadnezzar himself, or the
royal chiefs of Aeojm 'lies. And to
crow n all, to her grace, as a woman, her
prudence as a legislator, her energy as
a ruler, she added a^ iiiariiline intrepidity and bravery that made her a
gallant general in the fk.M. In nn age
when female rulers were an exception,
ian anomaly, Greece and the world beheld a woman who nut only surpassed
every other sovereign of her time in
her capacity for governing, but who
also rivalled Pisistratus in her
of patronage wise men and scholars
and architects, and who in military |
skill and heroism    eqnall id   any   of
llBtTtf U:\U.IV
Mt-auur Htkiet,
CoKtma or Orem,
and risked tie engagement. Jn that
! fatal battle Artemisia displayed the
soot*) extraordinary intrepidity and
skill. If all tin- P< r.-ians liaal fought
I as she did, <ir-.): imiepi nd. BOS Bat*)
have found its grave that day. X'-r
lea, even in tin raweatsd mortification
of bji defeat, round ttaa l» pottos tin-
irilour    of     lie-  ,|.,||, ni-lin  ,0111     queen.
" 11 my lien, In i-rn d, from his gold
• ii throne, "have Income women, and
wi.lli. II nloi.e lighr  like men."     In    tin-
i confusion of the mut Artemisia did not
lose cither her courage or her cui'iiihi;
; 'Ihe eliorts of the Athenians hud l-eon
especially directed towards this reinurk-
' able woman, and In   the  pursuit   th*
' queen found herself followed closely by
Hire of tile   \Hl' IIIHII   • 'apt un.,.      In    or-
| der to eeeape, llrtemisia boil recourse
to sudden and extraordinary artitie'-.
Directly befo'« her was one of tl» Persian vefeeetl coininuiided by a Calyn-
dr.an prine., with whom sin: liad once
boa n embroiled. Accordingly, tn order
to mislead the Athenian eaptian, she,
wiihout the least hesitation, bore down
upon the Calyudrian vessel and sunk It,
taking care that none of the crew
should escape to betray her. Was this
not truly a feminine stratagem in which
she at once deceived a public enemy
and gratified a private vengeance? She
accomplished her object. The Athenian seeing the vessel be had pursued
thus attack a barbarian, conceived lie
j.arl ini„tuken a friendly vessel for a
foe, and turned his attention to another
object of assault. Xerxes, who witnessed thin last feat of Artemisia's of
course thought that it was a hostile
ship she had sunken, and felt his admiration for the heroine still further
increased. His confidence in her superior wisdom was sueh that he summoned her alone to give advice as to
th" policy of his returning at once to
Susu, and when she counselled him to
depart he delivered to her care his
young sons who had accompanied liisii
to Greece. Artemisia's wani. r achievements ended at Salamis. The remainder of her reign was devoted to
th» internal improvement of her king*
ilom. In that corner of the Greek
world men saw the popular factions so
rampant in Ionia and the mother land,
in complete subjection toa woman.
Nothing could daunt her, and her will
was indexible. Her watchful eye .detected every revolutionary conspiracy
before it was ripe, and at last men feared to plot against the stem old princess. When she had no longer to
guard against revolutions, she directed
I lier surplus energies to the ornamenia-
I tion of lier capital. Sailors coming in
, from sea saw the haughty city growing
I into tenfold greater beauty on its commanding eminence. The old queen
! lavished wi ftlth nnd genius upon her
I royal seat. In all the Greek world
Halicarnassus beheld no rival save in
Athens aud Syracuse. Cyinon in
Athens Hiero of Syracuse beheld tiiem-
selves rivalled by a woman, whose  his-
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iort at the above HotoL
I 'liaise, moderate.
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M. HESLOPT- - Proprietor
A compl«t*s atock of
Drugs and Patent Medici
at-Jf IV^riptiuna carefully dispensed.
Real Estate Brokers:
City and Fakm Pkopsbtt; fob Bal^
at tub Terminus of the Cajudiai*
Pacific Railway.
Bsst of reference,
Iniormstion  wdluis^y
D. S. CTltTIS.
O.ARKI, M. t).
D. S. flRT|S ft CO.,
Urect Irnirr irter. rrud TJealsrs in
Lamps and Lamp Goods, U;
.Next Door to the Colonial Hotel.)
the Greek   heroes   ot hei'own^former u      .^ M rou)imti0 ggthm 0tm
times.    Artemisia was  ruhi- ot   tarn  c.(int h(To     ]„ i,er latter  rlavs   Ai-te-
for    more   than    thirty   years,    and| lllisia ,.elil   uis|.,.,; ,|lt, sceptre infovovr
during  that   tune  she made  herself lf hflr Mn fcigenjeiis, but she gave   up
both ieared and respeoted by   all   ' »'I noI1(, ot-, he 1Tui   p0wer.    Her   strong,
surrounding monarchs.    \> isp ui
rouncil ehauilier and ahle in the
she preserved tlur bounds of  her   own
kingdom intact, while her fostering  of
letters   and   art made Halicarnassus,
her oapital; one of the magnificent ei-
ties of the world, (ireeee looked on in
wonder at thia apeetacle of a woman,
who at the early age of twenty-live'
was bereft of father aud husband, and
who, triumphing over the weakness of
her sex, grasped tlie soeptre with the
vigour of an old warrior. But there
was linn's blood in h'-r veins. Her
Dorian raeo gave to women   a   greater
liberty than any of the other Greeks;
and unhampered by the institution of
Lyourgiis, this Dorian princess under
the Asiatic skies of her  native  land,
developed un independence and a
strength thai wore the marvel of  that
age.     When Xerxes made his   mighty
preparations for the subversion of
Greece, Artemisia waa summoned with
others to provide her portion of ships,
men, and money. KltJ was then forty-
live venrs of age, and her sagaeity and
cunning were at their zenith, nor had
she sull'ered a dimunition of energy and
of martial enthusiasm. She had no
rlesinr to drag her country into a | retracted war, and to draft all her righting men into such a crusade was to sap
her prosperous kingdom of its very life.
Fifty war-galleys were at anchor in the
harbour of Halicarnassus, but of them
she armed only five for Xtrxes. In
order to remove all suspicion of being
wanting in zeal, however, she herself
took command of her little fleet. Xer
xes was flattered by her adroitness
while the Greeks were alarmed at^ the
thought of so renowned a captain fighting on tbe side of the invaders. To
counteract this fear the Athenians offered a reward of ten thousand drachmas to whoever should take her alive.
Among the niyriods of the great; king
none showed themselves as brave in the
field, none so wise in council as this
warrior-queen. hi the sea-rigllt of
Euboie, she showed herself a practical
sailor, and her valour was so apparent
that Xerxes from that moment regarded her ns his ablest captain. She
strongly opposed the naval engagement
at Salamis, for she had learned that the
Persian fleet was far inferior in tbe
skill of its sailors to that of the Greeks.
Xerxes was greatly pleased with the
wisdom of her counsel, but he followed
the opinion of the rhnjority of his chiefs
, | masculine spirit still clutched at sove-
' I reignty, and with all the executive capacity of a Catherine de Medeci, she
possessed a stall a greater power. She
held it to the last, living at ti.e age
of nearly eighty. Her memory as a
quien was long revered in Curia, and
her name was repeated* hundred yean
later in the wife of Mautolus, who
built the costliest of monuments over
the tonilr of her dead husband. Ko
other Greek woman ever showed the
capacity for government that Artemisia
did. Perhaps none ever really possessed the power. Cleopatra was a puppet in the hands of Ciesar anil Antony,
and though she possessed much greater
culture, dirl not have one tithe of the
abilities of the   llalioarntissiuii   queen.
Olympia the mother of Alexander, hail
no power of her own. Bbe ruled simply as a regent for her husband or her
son, and had none of the warrior courage of Artemisia. Her namesake, the
second Artemisia, stands dwarfed beside
the stern, reliant A tiiazon who fought
for Xerxes. The history of Greek
warrior women ends with her. W p-
men after her were to reign in the
temple, of Apollo, aaid not on the
throne of Zeus. As the graceful Parthenon was to succeed tlie temple
of *he {Olympian Zeus, so Aspasia sue
ceeded Artemisia.—Phnn logical ou
ual. Nc.   1'oik.
The English revenue for the prist year
aineiuiteil to £90,036,582. This is a net increase over tlie the previous year of £3,1)90,-
U(i4. With the exception of miscellaneous
receipts, which shew a decrease of £230,843,
there is au increase in every branch of revenue, incluiliiig £2,838,000 frem the property
and income tax, £352,000 from the customs,
£300,788 fruin stumps, £290,000 from the
Po:-t (Mice, £110,000 from telegraphs, £51,000
from house duty.
Special facilities for the Jobbing Trade
woods * turncrT
Real Estate Agents,
Conveyancers & Accoimtaiittv
J. H. . LUCE & CO.,
( 1..urine; (.nnd, Mnhlntf Road, all Htrmts.
and QKNEHsX WORKS Shsltrd to
Ihe want, uf » Pioneer Town.
*r Hotel, Livery Stable, nnd BUcktmtth.-
Shop in progress, ami will booh be ready for
nccuiiimodntiou of cuHtoniers.
PC-RT   MOCEY,   B.   C
Soda-water ManiMor?
vula-wator (plain and
sweet), (iinaer lJeer, Glnssff Ale, Ssrsspa-
rilla; I.emon, Kaspberry, anil ail other
Syrups | Essence of Ginger; Cocktail Mixtures, etc.
UNITY  «ith
thk Country
Saddlers & Harness-makers
Every Article in theit Line
Always in StocstV
The Bikiai. or A Gtoantic Usgi.tshmax.
—On Wednesday, Jan. 9. the body nf Mr. J.
L. Stulibsof Slufnal (Saleji)was interred in
the pari-h cemetery atShifnal. The funeral
attracted much attention, as the deceased
was one of the bignest men in the cyunty pi
Salop, weigliing about 3"5 poanns. The
coffin of oak was 37 inches across the shoulders, 7 feet long, and two feet deep, and took
the united strength of ten men to left it
when the corpse was placed in it. i'lauks
were placed against the bedroom window,
and the cumn was lowered on to a railway
truck, and thus wheeled to the churchyard.
The ground was cut away at the head of the
grave to form an incline,.and the coffin was
allowed to alide into its resting place. A
large number of people witnessed the ceremony.— f.ondom Times.
Front St
YALE' 6. O.
DeB^tK BROS. &
Rough and Dressed
J. A. CAI3ECK. AtfentV
x fy ^Jrt fikvty <&&\t\\t.
I  4
One of tin- earliest iiniti<'ns made by
the Ministry, f. the BsMsW of Cmn-
imnis, in this 11it— nt lottintii lias hew
run-nf nlii-f for the Ciiiimliun Pacllc
Rail*ay Syndicate. T > essblti tlist
body tn coirit Me tin- gri st uinliTtsk-
iug whidi tl.ey bstvs in linnd, it is pre
pused Unit the (iirveriiuient make a
kstin to the Syndicate of f*22,.r>OO,OO0,
taking security tlur. for upon the railroad itself. The necessity for something of the sort being done, is found
iu tlie tenement and persistant "liesr-
ing" operations on the money markets
tif London and New York. These
•iperatiuiis rendered the further float ing
of the Syndicate's stock all but impos
sible, except at a great sacrifice. TI.e
Syndicate's difficulties were further en
hanccd by the shameless ^representation! of the Orit press. Now that
this BseasuTc of relief is proposed, it,
of course, meets with the most vehement opposition of Gritism, both in Parliament and iu the press. We cannot,
for the life of us, see any reasonable
objection to the proposed measure of
relief. It haa become fashionable to
traduce and exclaim against the C. P.
R. Syndicate ; and when anything becomes fashionuble, we nil know to what
unreasonable lengths it is always carried. The Grit press has been unanimously and continuously abusing and
maligning that Syndicate ever since its
organization, and for no other reason
than that it had obtained this Pacific
Railway contract at the hands of Sir
John A. Macdonald's Ministry. But
it must be admitted that there are
others, who are not Grits, who are fond
of indulging in venomous platitudes
about the vast monopoly which, as is
alleged, the Syndicate unjustly enjoys,
to the damage of us other Canadian
lieges, This is particularly the case
with the good people of Manitoba and
the Northwest Territories, who seem to
think that the world was all made for
them. These most unreasonable peo
pie cannot, or will not, see that they
would have had no standing at all, as
Manitobians and Northwest men, had
it not been for the C. P. R. Syndicate.
This same, which they are so fond of
regarding in tlie light—or rather, in
the gloom--of a bugbear, has virtually
made the country of which they—tlie
grumblers—are now in the thankless
enjoyment. Had it not been for the
gallant enterprise of this Syndicate,
these growlers would still be vegetating
in tho Eastern Provinces, or mayhap
hugging a miserable existence among
the straitened classes of more distant
Europe, instead of building up fortunes
in the great fertile belt of the Canadian
Northwest. It was and is of immense
importance to all who expect to share
in the traffic of that great work, that it
should be completed at as early a day
as possible. Its builders, the members
of the Syndicate, havo made more rapid
progress in the construction of this
railroad, than was ever made on any
similar work before, in any part of the
■world. They confidently assure us—
and we as confidently believe in their
assurance—that it will be completed by
the close of tho year 1885. Of course,
it is to the interest of niemliers of the
Syndicate to accomplish this ; but still
this hastening of the work will lie of
immense benefit to the whole Dominion,
and especially to the central and most
western portion of it. And here, by
the way, one of thn most extraordinary,
and withal one of the funniest complaints we havo yet heard against the
C. P. R. Syndicate, emanates from one
of our British Columbia contemporar
ies. It is that the Syndicate has push.
«d the work too fasti That growler
must have been hard up for a cause of
complaint. He complains that this
■western section, from this lort to Sa-
vona Ferry,—with which the Syndicate
has nothing to do, and which is under
Government contract—is being built
too fast! Well, by'r lakin, if this work
of Onderdonk's has not been slow enough for him, we should like to know
what would suit this New Westminster
editor. But to return,—when members of the Syndicate begin to cast
about them for some return for the
millions of capital they have already
-expended and to do so in strict accordance with the terms of their contract,
they are met with howls of ,'tyrannical
monopoly" and "Government favoritism." They are besides beset, on evei-y
hand, with dishonorable and relentless
attempts to prevent their selling stock,
whereby they may raise capital to oom-
. plete the work. So they—quite reasonably and fairly, as we maintain—
call upon the Government and Parlia
ment of tUonoda for assistance. They
ask a loan, for a very limited period,
and they offer in security the Canadian
Punic Railway—the
work of its kind iu the world, and a
most ample security for the loan re
qsBBBflaMa, Of course, the propnM '. tn
make the loan is opposed fiercely by
tin- 11 riu : aud, of course, if an ungilic
host of Ilea en were to place a uieas-
ur • in the hands of Sir John A. Mae
■lunald, tin'Grits would oppose it.    Of
course, too, Ike ijiiuul Tiu'.r Company
trill oppose it; ami it may be wrll to
n-.niinl the directors of that ootatpsay
i.f the iiiullilurliiirnis installer r- m which
the)- have sought and obtained relief
from ibe Cuinulian i'ar'.ialnr lit, without
which relief their cmuj any would have
become bankrupt and wound up, a
quarter of a century sine. We would
fain see this loan conceded to the Can
adian Pacific Syndicate, on reasonable
terms ; and we have no doubt whatever thst it will be done.
For years past, ihe quesiiun of Confederation of the Australian Colonics
has been agitating the minds of our
fellow-subjects beyond the Pacific. The
tendency towards such confederation
was greatly stimulated by the success
which has attended ihe rolitical union
of these North Americ n Colonics, now
form.ng the Dominion of Canada.
Here, in Csnsdt, was a quasi nation
sprung into existence in a day, and one
which, taken by itself, was, in territorial
Nay.the lime is close upon us when
Canada and Australia will shake hands
across tbe broad Pacific ocean ; and
who shall sjas that ilm. sritb ihe Mother
Country at their back, hall nol conjointly dominate its shores .' This is
ihe wisest and must far-seeing movement
eier taken by our AuMralian teilow-
Mibjecis ; and we heartily congratularc
ihcm upon it, plainly seeing lhat it will
be productive of lite most mon.eniocs
and, io ihcm, and even o us most beneficial rim is.
I r   ,., tin- Mm... -   -i I.Mil »'■
The Radicals appeal lo be enjoying a
good innings, but it is only apparent
They know well, with all their bragging,
that they are not l'ked by the wel-to-do
classes. They may please the mob, but
even in that case it is moie apparent
than real ; the mob adopt their doctrines
lo a certain degree, but, itrange as ii
may seem, they arc conservative at
heart, llu , and this is very necessary
for good government, the gre t mass of
the people lequire to have their attention directed from the ical politics ol
ihe country and these radical expressions at tm etings, fenian doings, and a
variety of other things sre flaunted before their eyes to amuse them while the
grave transactions of ministers are carried on with perfect secrecy. If our
readers could only get behind the
scenes in Downing Street for an  hour
magnitude, only surpassed   by  thai  of|or two thry would be amazed at the
ihe Russian and Brazilian Empires, and
which had os ensibly, and as a member
of a confederation of the British Em-
pire, an unbounded career of success
before it. Such a political movement
was, in itself, enough to stimulate the
ambition of a less phlcfcmaiic people
than our dashing and enterprising Australian fellow subjec s. Still, there was
no immediate cause impe'ling ihem towards such a political u. ion. Further,
when demonstrations were made towards that end, it was found that there
was an impediment in ihe way. There
was a wide difference in the financial
po icy of the diff rent Provinces. Victoria, ihe mosi populous and the richest and most powerful, although territorially neary the smallest ofrhem.was
obstinately Protectionist; the decided
tendency of all the other Australian Colonies—Tasmania ire uded--was towards
Free Trade. For a long lime Victoria
was the obstacle, real or supposed, of
Aus ralian < onfcderaiion. Possibly that
obsUc e might, with sagacious de ermi-
naiion, have been overcome ; but no
very energetic effort seems to have been
made with thai object in view. ,More
recentl, circumstances have occurred
which end to bring the different Aus*
ralian Colonies more closely togc:hcr,
through showing them their own weakness, whilst in iheir present politically
disjointed condition. We had a striking
sample of a still more marked conversion here In Canada. In 1865, Mr
—now Sir Leonard—Tillcy. then Premier of New Biunswick, appealed to
the countiy on ihe cor.federation question. An immense majority of ihe
electors voted against it. Within a year
afterwards, that Province was invaded
by a rabble of Fenians. The New
Brunswickers law their helpless weak
ncss and got into 1 panic. Another appeal was made to the country, and they
voted for confederaiion, with all their
migli , and soul, and strength ; and they
attained it. In the case of ihe Australians, the have been desirous of possessing themselves o( Papua, or New Guinea ; but thai dullard of dullards, the
Earl of Derby, w o unfortunately is our
present Colon al Secretary, says lo them,
"nay I" The Provinces see their single
handed weakness; but they also see
that, |l politically united, ihey could of
themselves lake care of Papua and other
islands of he Pacific. They also doubtless conceive the probability ihat, in
such case, Lord Derby and o her English Ministers of his calibre, would keep
their "nay" to themselves. Following
the example then, of the North American Colonies, the various Australian
Provinces held, through their respective
delegates, a Conference, some few
months since, wiih the view to bring
about a political union, on the basis of
confederation. We have seen no full
report of the proceedings on that occasion ; but we understand that, after
careful and mature discussion of all
points requiring consideration, the decision arrived at, with norable unanimity,
rtaj- to confederate. That the political
union thus resolved upon will be speedily consummated, there can be no possible d ubi. 1 hen there will be created
another compact, British, Colonial Empire, rich and powerful already, and
containing ihe elements of enormous
development in the future. And it is
certain that our more Western fellow-
s bjects Hi I not restrict their work of
statesmanship within iheir present Colonial limits. Assuredly they will now
soon become possessed, not only of Papua, but also of all the more important
island'   of South   Western   Polynesia.
greatness and importance of the questions dai y decided there, and then they
wou'd tu n to 'he superficial world that
had pnviously occupied iheir attention,
and understand how trivial it is compared
with the real occupations of the ruling
minds. It will be understood from his,
how hard it is to form an opinion of any
particular phase of foreign policy. Probably the most puzzling matter to those
who think they see all the ins and ouis
of 'he difficulty, Snd could settle the affair in a irice if left to them, is the
Egyptian question. They can't for he
life of them understand why England
does not go in and take entire possession
of the Nile land. If they could understand the very complicated character of
the problem there to be solved, they
would look upon the mailer in a very
different light. First there is the Sultan
to be reckoned with; Egypt is really
one of his Provinces. Wc know very
well lhat the 'sick man" could do us
very li tie harm physically, if we took
possession of ihe Nile land ; but he is
the head of the Mohammedan church,
and England could not afford to give
cause of offense lo fifty millions of her
Indian subjects who would all sympathise with the Caliph. Then rhere are
• he great powers Russia, F'rance, Germany and Italy who are all eager y
wailing to grab their share of the "sick
man's" possessions. If England were to
openly take possession of Egypt, it
would be the signal for a geneial senm-
blc by which England «ould lose more
than she bad gained in Egypt. Then
at home there are a grea' many bond-
h ndeis who want their money, with in
terest. The British Governnien , if it
took possession of Egypt, would require
10 assume the responsibility of all the
bonds with interest, an arrangement
that the great mass of the Knglish people would decided y object to. Nothing
however, would give the bond holders
greater 1 leasure than transferring their
claims from ihe Khedive lo John Bull,
and they undoubtedly form the nucleus
of the party now urging the Govcrnmem
to take possession of Egypt. Their arguments are superficially excellent. The
possession of the laud of the Pharoahs'
w.itild secu'C to Kngland safe and easy
communication with her eastern empire ;
indeed, it is well known that she must
ultimately possess Egypt, for this reason.
But there are MC< material considerations besides the facilities which the
possession of Egypt wou d confer on
Kngland in communication with India.
The beautiful rich province of the Soudan is sufficiently large to produce all
the cotton, sugar, and coffee required
in England, and the population is composed of ihe best kind of material for
laborers. The Arab slave-dealers could
very easily be disposed of, if England
was in a position to desire its being done,
and she would thus add to her domin
ions an empire as valuable as India and
much more easily and cheaply managed. All this is very tempting but the
fruit is not yet ripe, We are fully convinced that Egypt will form part of the
British empire in course of time, but
many grave queslions have 10 be decided before that takes place. Meantime,
she holds possession a ways protesting
lhat she is only there 10 protect ihe
Khedive, who will require protection
until he can be dispensed with. Of
course, none of the great powers be
licve a word of ihe protection dodge
and they are always prodding Kngland
to declare her real intentions, but that
she will not do. Russia and F'rance
cou d easily be appeased if they were
allowed to lake their shares of 'I urkcy,
but lhat would not be policy just at
present. There will be a big war before that is settled.
rlY-a. flu M i laud aasrdlss.]
The celebrated finance minister who
has as many titles as a Portuguese
grandee, delivered himself of his custi>-
inary speech OB Monday last. He tin
as gHb as a book auctioneer and quite
as truthful. His stateini-nls partis
ulurly in relation to fu'ure revenue,
except in the case of land sales which
are likely to exceed hu> i-niuiate considerably, aro iu most nis,-s much exag
gerated anil, in the very possible event
of the Settlement bill being defenteil
at OH—S, will be found to be quite
illusory. His buncuui about the exertions of tbe prtwiit (iovcninient to
bring immigrants to this Pnivhrc
when he is selling every avuiluble acre
of land, was simply sickening; snd the
rot about maps aud pamphlets and the
finding of sundry numbers of a cheap
publication got up in Oregon, which he
had immediately sent off to deceive, if
they arc sufficiently green, some other
poor wretches who will comn here to
execrate, him, was quite worthy of honest John. The impudence of that
man claiming for hisGoveriiment the credit of bringing about what he is pleased
to call the prosperous condition of tlie
country, is truly edifying. The truth
is that with the exception of the money
brought into the country by the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the sale of property at Port
Moody, the apparent prosperity is
merely apparent, as will be found to be
the case, if the Settlement bill is rejected ; the inflation at Victoria is merely
produced by discountingt he money to be
expended by C. P. Huntington & Co.
in constructing the Island railway, so
that if the Settlement bill is thrown
overboard, Victoria will collapse. The
nonsense about Ainsworth 4 Co. abandoning the Kootenay grant, does not
look creditable to H. J. who knows
very well that they will cling to the
land and minerals no matter upon w hat
terms they are obtained. The appointment of Agents general at Loudon and
elsewhere, is mere tinsel; he should have
mentioned, also, the appointment of
immigration agents, which are less valuable and much more expensive.
That abominable piece of sarcasm on
his own shameful work when he says he
has asked the House for a large sum
for roads and bridges in consequence
of the anticipated influx of immigrants who are to use them
to reach crown lands, which he
knows will soon have no existence.
This is like honest-John, it is perfectly
heartless. All this flimsy trash was,
however, introductory to a very grave
suggestion, although it was rapidly got
rid of viz: that this Government wast
going to ask the House for power to
borrow 8150,000 or $200,000—a mere
trifle, in order to enable honest John &
Co. to bolster up their Government in
the event of the Settlement bill being
thrown out. If the House grant to
the Government any such power, then
we shall look upon the House as a
real danger to tho country, and something that the people will have to get
rid of before the Province is made
[From tli» UaitiiKml Ouardlnn.]
Not,(ino will have a more convincing effect upou the general public of thin Province
an to the charlatan character of onr present
Government, and the perfectly unreliable
character of the representatives, than their
treatment of the estimates submitted by our
far-famed Provincial Secretary. Tliey are
simply a political fraud. In order to make
a big revenue, additional taxes are laid on
thu people; and not only this, but the people's heritage is sold right and left to whoever Hill take it, in order that the honest
John Government may have the wherewithal
to keep themselves in power. It is almost
InoonosivaMe that any people would submit
tu the domination of a parcel of quacks sup*
ported by a set of represents tivi-s who neither
know nor oare what they are doing.
The other day a priest in Kerry, says the
•St. dames' Gaitttr, went to his Uishop : "1
want you," he said, " to give me a general
dispensing power for cases of perjury."
"For perjury f said his lordship. "What
do the pet-pie want with that?" "Faith !"
answered the good father, "they can't get
on without it. For, first of all, the Moon-
KghterB come to them and swear them that
tliey must say that they didn't know who
they were ; and then there's the Arrears
act, and they have to take the oath they're
not worth a farthing ; and you know in the
Land Court they can't get a reduction till
they say they can't pay Uieir rent. In fact,
my lord, the poor people have to perjure
themselves at every turn."
"Stepniak," author of "Underground
Russia," writ en to the London Daily Newn
that live years ago Soudeikin, an obscure
plebeian iufnntrv Captain wan unknown.
lie rose with the assassination of tin) Czar.
Haviug shortly before entered tlte police
from the army, he attracted the attention of
Public Prosecutor Strehnikon", a monarchial
fanatic, who recommended him, tuough but
'28, to thn Czar for important work, and he
soon won golden opinions from his Majesty.
He was a l-oru detective, and had a marvel*
Iouh art of insinuating himself into the coufi-
dence of prisoners. He openly avowed that
terrorism was, in his opinion, the only remedy applicable. To accomplish Ins aint he
was absolutely indifferent to v. hat expedients he resorted, but he was not cruel. He
often said that, sooner or later, he was bound
to he killed, but would do his best to maice
it later. He had no fixed habitation, \kd
but very few knew where to find hilt.
.Stepniak describes him as the most pou -If*
ful subject of the empire, and thinks that it
would oe difficult to exaggerate the const**
nation occasioned l.y his murder Mritltg ' c
court party.
IN NWS.   Al   O'lTAWA. ON   THE
I rvts to  rntlorse all  tliat my   colleague
from VicVuirs itst* and with rrtupect lu l. ■
vinit ot tne leader uf the I.. Terument in this
11. usu ti tir.ti*b LoiuiuU*. U certainly
was h i-n-ttt pi'akfu. v, and 1 am minr a great
l«t.[:- Is- *.e Provju.ee. Howev.-r, i mu>t
say ti.ut 1 ana \»ry uv it> iLikt be, like ail
'.lie Mat oi ilif Min-tstrei-H who hav-* favor**!
ns witl> a visit, to-ok up bi» .tlo.li and a; ei.t
the gn-htci putioii « t hi* line during his
.--Uy at the City "f V wturu, tirr« by o-ily
cariyinK awuy a sinuwls-dge of Victoria au-i
Vstijcsju.tr lahuii, n,mt nut Ni-xiML* v\i;b tbe
j pi-, pie nf the nmiu Uwd us- Uu- ilbcr poili* us
■h* U.e I'reviiu-f*. 1 aui aware tliat when
Mm .-.t, r* |iuy a \i it to Uritiah Ci-lambia
they itps liardly pie-ierd f--r time, nu-l 1 snp-
|o*e, in view oi tn.'.t f-ct. wu will liave to
excuse the leader of tbe *iov inim-'tit iu lUis
H 'Use tor iuit miuinuig uu the .twin btud a
ilttUi longer than he did.
My h»in. colleugur who has just taken his
fCAtlius stated that very import-tnt ncgotia
ti.'iia have just beeu entered into hatVtM Ibe
1'ro.iuoe oi Hritiuh Columbia and the I>o-
minion, reKpevtin.' the udju-Ltinent uf !<-ng-
«tuudinggiU'Vauct-s between the two ti it
truuiuuta. I am very happy lo learn tbat
these griernnr-es are about to teriiunata.
However, 1 do not wish to be uusuii-jWi stood
when I say that I think tbat the Bill propoa-
iug to settle ail these diltauuities dons not
meet my approval, nor does it meet the approval of iworthinia of tha people of our
Province. But 1 will not enlarge upon thia
question now. I hope to do so wnen the
iiill itself cuuie* up, and 1 will ibvu tb>w
Lhat it e.'it.niily in not in the interests of
'•■■iti-'u Colnmbi'i thut it fthunld be carried
in its preKent ah;ipe. I do not wish it to be
undurst-od thut the Dominion is making k
bad burguin. On the contrary, the Minister
of Jubtice ba« made an exceedingly good one
for the Dominion, but I believe sn exceedingly bad one for the Province u\ British Columbia. If the present ttrgotuttiou is car*
i led into effect and placed on our statute
book, it will become a serious drawback and
retard the development of our vast and varied resources for all time.
The third section of tbe Address refers to
immigration to our shores. I fully endorse
the statement made tn that clause. British
Columbia has certainly received within the
last yeur a larger immigration than during
the live or six years prevedintf, and I may aay
in a general way tbat that Province, at the
present time, is in a highly satisfactory and
prosperous condition.
One word as to the statement made by the
hon. gentleman from Halifax with respect to
British Columbia being the "spoiled child'*
of the Dominion. I passed a considerable
number of years in Nova Scotia myself, and
I always entertain a kindly feeling towards
thut Province, aud hope to do so in future,
yet I must say that if there is any portion
of Canada that has been u -moiled child it is
Nova Scotia. She caine in, as the hon.
gentleman who has just preceded me said,
wuh her eyes open. Mie not only got all
that was coutemplated and promised when
she joined the confederation, nut if my mem*
ory serves me aright, on two different occasions she got large concessions from the Dominion. When British Columbia came in
she was promised all that which we are only
now beginning to receive. We did not expect that the very letter of the contract
would be adhered to, but wo did expect that
it would have been carried out in spirit, and
I think it comes with a bad grace from tbe
hon. member from Halifax to aecuse British
Columbia of being the "spoiled child" of the
Dominion. 1 musv also say with reference
to the Province of Nova Scotia that 1 am
pleased with the appointment of the hon.
uentleman who is now presiding over this
Chamber. I have no tioubt, from my acquaintance with him during the last few
years, that hu will give all the satisfaction
which could have been expected when he
was sppointeu to the position he now holds.
—Senate, Jauy. 23rd.
The Kootenai & Columbia river company
seems tn be again on its feet, notwithstanding the report sorae time ago that the Dominion Government hud sat down on it as a
si-heme to feed the Northern instead of the
Canadian Pacific.    An amendment paused by
recent act nf the British  Columbia Purlia-
ffOWSE dr
th*1 peblic '. N*r* W.atii.issWr .ml
IfcetrKt, tluit Ihey have ttiiuuitiDcvtl bnai
us.. **
Real Estate Brokers & Agents
And sn iww jirrpnreil tu rrarivs Lnstruot-
auus iu thsir sevtral Imoslist.
All BusinesB placed in their
hands will receive Prompt
Office: Front Street,
ment empowers this company »ith the right
to proceed promptly with their enterprise
and Beirure to them the valuable land grant,
although it compuls them to Iruild a railroad
from a point on the Canadian Pncilic to
Kootenai lake, to connect with steamers.—
Kjolenai Courier.
An KletricPush for Sportsmen.—Following up the introduction of Clark's electric
launches, which have now beeu some months
in use, we now have gunning punts fitted
np with an electric motor snd battery. The
first boat of this description was built to the
order of Mr. John J. Maekie of Auchin-
cairn, castle Douglas, principally for wild
duck shooting, and also to be cariied for use
in the Norwegian  fiords snd inlets.
A trial of this boat at AuchiiiGiurii proved
very satisfactory, a speed of four knots per
hour being obtained, while the machinery
was noiseless iu iu action. The punt is 23
feet long by 4 feet 6 inches beam, draws 9
inches of water aft, snd carries s very powerful gun weighing about three hundred
weight. The propeller, which is two-bladed,
gives 500 revoluiions per minute when both
batteries are in use, snd with only ous battery a speed of three knots per boar csn
beobtsinsd. — London   Timet
Ths Knglish trade in frozen meat from ths
Australian colonies it making progress. In
1880 only 400 cuiossteai were imported, while
in 1883 103,045 wero landed in Kngland,
bring 02,783 from Australia and 1211,732
from New Zealand. Twenty-one cargoes arrived in a perfectly satisfactory condition,
seven were not quite so good, while three
were unquestionably bail. For New Zealand
meat the lowest prices obtained were lOe. a
pound for sheep and 16c. for lamb, In the
case of Australian mutton the highest price
paid for sheep was 16c. and for lambs 18c.
Australian frozen beef doea not teem to be
in much demand, us the ini|furtatiun of quarter, has tnllon oH from 1,373 in 1881 to 753
in 1883.	
tw For artistic monumentsl work apply to
Ocorge Hudge, "Victoria Marble Works,"
Douglas street, Victoria.
1* application will he made at the pres
ent Session of the Legislative Assembly of
the Province of British Columbia, for an Act
giving the applicants the privilige of taking
water from the Coquitlam river, situate iu
New Westminster Dijtrict, and for leave to
supply water for domestic and other pur-
poses to the town of Port Moody, and all
other towns, districts, and villages between
the said town of Port Moody and English
Bay, as shall or may he situate within one
mile of the water frontage of Port
Moody, Burrard Inlet and English Bay;
and lor the right (in order to enable
them to carry out the same) to build sueh
flumes and acqueducts, to acquire such lands
and lay all pipes, and do all other acts and
things as may be necessary for the purpose
of tbe above.
Dated 7th. January 1884.
Solicitor and Agent for the applicants.
Lander Street, Vietsria,
Valualle   Town   Lois
Pert   Moody.
Office: Front Street,
is going on a vitit to the East, for a
short time, starting about the 1st of March
nest. He would like to square np all his indebtedness before tbat time, and to receive
the small amonnta dne to him.
Port Moody, Feb. !Hh, 1884,
tSF Particular Attention gird
to the transaction of Seal Eststsj
Business,   in   New  WesiminstJ
City and District, and Ike To*
of Port Moody.
I On Good Security. fyt $art iioolit] Cfl|ettt.
aims locaih.
Trier** *aa » itrauge kiwi nf man hunt
daring the latter ■•;»}» of laa* werk ami tltc
tarlier u*itoi t'ne fumatt *evkt atwot ri»>*
1iic'Ij, w<m-4k*«l table land. hctwet-u I'-nt Mod
<iy ami the I'itt Rive, mm. I. On the mom-
in * *»f Thuraiiay U Utt wttk. *tmie of tha
squatting ramheni M that richdty l>ecame
twnre that eoine atnugi- l»i|K-*. uf the html
aptwiea ha<l bevn pNVfafl a.w.ut tl* ir caUui
duriDK Uir i-irw fi nigt.t. Ah'mt uo-iii, > n
that tin), l*f ^fi* mm Risking off with a
)itto«ofl>i!ef*liii.li bud 1 *nu hung MUtf*
of one of -mcti cnbitu, aud which th. two in
tnatea were al-out tu oookf*1' tltvir dinner.
('liana wajt nm-is- o|U*r th.- "wiM ihkii,"' » h»»
ran lib*, a tWt-r, ami noon dUbn-oed hi par-
auent, nlth"u-_li, jrilgiug f'om hm truck*, lie
wa* clnmaity abul with looao iiioccauiuu, or
rag wrayniu^a. He i* liei-ciiLed an a dwd
of ahriit uudiuin lieigbt, wifll along grey
beard, and clad iu ragi. On Friday, certain
partica went up to renew the cbaac ; but
tbey aoou lost the tracks in conaeqnenee of
there being so little snow on the ground, in
the thick wvoda. On Saturday, another attempt waa made. • The man-hunters, that
day, found where their quarry had obviously made bis lair on the previous night. It
f»'iu t r Mai. lUtJ Gairfi«n.]
Tt'IkitAY, T%A iuary Ifcli.
Mr. Heaven inovt-l for a ' i».:nitt | to enquire into tlit statewent loth rliWt-t iliit th«-
tii) duck ri.tm.til ku toU *&/&* d tt.>u,ainlaiiti
uk», witli'-iit sneb intentK'n lift v ing >*vu
C4.uiniui.i- st. tl to any nH-nilwrr of the Legfa
Uuvc AMMlUy* After kjuh ht--it.vt;uii, Mr.
Smitlic pruti udui to J* varpriatid tliat Mr
Heaven sli.ultl pay attt-utitn to any nUlli
MtaUiuvuta tm>t cMeiitiXtx-ptiug buntTt ,U'.u '-,
hth ri'lleagtieu, | aper); he aanl the nun.;
wvuld he Jpplit-d la niipic- e-iiritt* M *...-.
nwinlami, but the tKin.i iMce w uhl not I
allo««*l. On tlivuion, bow. v. i tt. Otftfli
ui.-nt, .uthi.ut iIm* as*-uUu'.e ol *.»•■ )-.....
ei-Jit, wouM have Mm* to the »..ll. th
ii, in- s a or* IU to 12 itgainnt tin- mod n. |j.
Etylg to ;t .,;u •> I'-u ftuut a nit iiiiK., lie I'ro
wniial 8. • n w>y aa<i th.t no BMMf hud
bun n -•Ltd' i^ • it diy d-ek a* 'count. '1 tiatc,
that tnt' tilatriin'tit pul-li.ii td in tli'- i ii/i'M ->',
tbat $!*JU.-AH) had <** U rv« < ivtd, »t| a  p.n>
MtthirH ; hot luirhu -»■■*' i£ it* p-iip-v hi
thr pAct.ige i.f tin- Svtt'uiu-lit lull, ll «i»u1m
now be ctHitradicted. 1 his iu* puitly b> M t
John pt-licy. Tin: ('nrih.io Koiid Tills bill,
the tliiiifxe H'.pnlitth.ri l^-ivuluti m bill, atui
tho Lhtucsc liuiui^ia'i'iii I rill, wan nusfa n id
a third time and paasad. Thu Attorney *»• u-
eral's Legal 1'iofeasion bill was read a second
time and passetl through cnnimittee. Iu
answer to au inquiry, the Provincial Secretary thonitht the House might be prorogued
on Monday. The fact la that Uovern'ueut
is very anxious to get rid of hon. members ;
they have made all the nae they deem necessary of them, and work such aa the Govern*
k ment think prudent, is getting scarce.
hollow, lUiultng tree, a lagh stub.   ^^ — j^£^*       £231, .till to
There wa* the brush  which  had   made Ins   be ftimu*-red, and we trust tlie few-Ahoeani-
awed ; and outside were the ret .din-* of a fire, 'ently deeire the welfare of the I'rovince will
At   the  evening  ref-gion,   the  land   laWH
came up in committee, ami n long diucuaKion
aome iMines, aud some tea Naves in tbe bot-   --"-i*1 UP' u bnving stiaightfuiwaid rs
toin of a tin cau.   On Sunday, a still larger
party sallied  forth  iu pursuit;  but there
were then so many and such indistinct tracks,
tbat they could make nothing of the cbase.
This aame mysterious  vagrant, a few days
previously, met   a boy, on the  Pitt Hiver
road, and alarmed him by making a demand
of money.
The influence radiated from tbe great oars*
man, Hanlan, has reached Port Moody. A
aculling match t*uok place, on the morning of
ensued upon the royalty on coal s it was ultimately fixed at five cents per tt n, all cosl
lands for which deeds have still to be issued
being liable to the tax. During the debate,
Mr. Smithe, referring to Mr. Heaven, aaid
he had often heard him (Mr. B.l talk nonsense, but never such arrant rubbish as he
had just uttered ; the  hon.   gentleman   had
Sot muddled. This is the language applied
y the leader of the honest John tiovernmeut
Tuesday last, between Meaws. Thomaa Let- j to the leader of the Opp.-siti.-n—language
■ter and David Black, for tJ5 a side, between i that would not be permitted iu a penny debat-
Kclly's jutty and the railway wharf. The
match was won easily by lU.uk ; but we understood Isctster was iu poor condition.
Conductor Wright, of the C. P. K., the
painful accident to whom was mentioned in
our last, was, for a time, duly and carefully
attended to by Dr. Hcslop. Ou Tuenday,
Dr. Haniiigtui. come down from Yule to see
tho patient; and considering that the case
showed i-jymptoms which could only bedealt
with uh-rr there were hospital appliances,
made arrangements to take Wright up to
Yale. Accordingly he was sent off by Wednesday's up train, a temporary cot, with bed
and t.tove, bring rigged up on one of the Hat
oars, to ensure the patient as much comfort
as possible, on the somewhat dreary trip.
A Cha.m.k in the State of Apfairh.—On
Thursday last, tho down train brought with
it five cattle cars, loaded with beeves, to relieve the wants of the hungering people of
New Wentmiostrt-r. Thia beginning of
things is likely to continue for ever; for
beef cattle, it will be found, can be brought
down fmm the upper country more cheaply
by rail than by steamer on the Fraser, even
at midsummer.
On Tuesday, about 5 o'clock, P. M., tlie
steamer Princess Louise, the regular liner
from Victoria, arrived at the railway wharf,
having left the New Westminster mail aud
some pasHcugcrs at the end of the Hastings
road. Thus our Port Moody mail baa to be
taken away, almost from our very doors,
•ver to Westminster; thence brought back
to tbe end of the North Koad ; there to remain until some chance passenger volunteers
to bring it up to the place where it belongs.
This mail (lera«axement is utterly outrageous.
Have wa any Parliamentary representatives
at Ottawa ? Heaven knows, it is time that
we bad.
The "Princess Louise" brought what waa,
considering its population, a large amount of
freight for this place, and for a large number of consignees. This is tbe beginning of
wbmt was plainly foreseen, king since, by
everybody except the "business men" of New
Westminster. The latter have done nothing
to make—fur themselves rather than for us
—a road to connect New Westminster with
Port Moody. Heuce, the coat of carriage
between the two placos has been frightfully
high. Now the Moodians are likely to get
all their goods direct from Victoria, as, by-
Mid-bye, they will get all of a ceitain other
edaee of importations direct from Puget
Work on thr Railway.—The progress of
Hie work on this western section is not generally known. All the defects and inequalities ou the line between Port Moody and
Vale are being removed. The atesvm shovels
are operating night and day, doing famous
work with an incredible rapidity. The steel
bridge to cross the Fraser at the 42 mile
post, will be all on the ground near its nlti*
mate place, in the course of a week. The
first train load of cattle came down on Wednesday evening; they were placed on the
tram about a mile below the Suspension
Bridge. As soon as the steel bridge is fixed
in its place, the shipment of mils for the line
above that point will commence and the operation of laying the track proceeded with.
The permanent way is graded for a considerable distance above, so that we shall soon
have rail communication with Spence's
Bridge, It is evident that the greatest
anxiety is felt by the railway contractors to
complete this lower section of the line to 8a-
vona's Ferry, in order to be ready to carry
the heavy material and supplies for the connecting portion to the Rocky Mountains,
which will be all landed at Port Moody.
The Spring fleet, with rails, Ac, will soon be
Arriving at the terminus, and with the construction of the new wharf, Port Moody will
present a very busy and animated appearance. Contracts are being given out for a
vast number of new buildings and very high
prices are being paid for lots. Much property U being withdrawn from the market in
anticipation of still higher f rices in the spang
and summer.— Guardian,
Notit her medicine is so reliable as Ayes0*
Cherry. Pectoral for colds, coughs, antl all
derangements of the respiratory organs
iisg toward consumption. In all oid
csupbs it is a certain cure, and it affords- sons'
relief for the asthmatic and consumptive^
*vtgn in adrnnced stages of dines-is.
ing club, aud might lead to striking argu
ni> in.- in a taveru bar-room, Can it be ex
pect-d that such a government could retain
for a day the respect of thu ehctois ; and is
it at all likely that Buch exponents of legislative wisdom will ever be Mat buck to tbe
House! These valued ministers appear to
be perfectly reckless, and are taking the
power to cancel all previous government re-
isrvei! They may do this to please some of
their friends, hut the result will be nothing
but expense and misfortune to Homebody.
House adjourned till Wednesday.
Wkunesday, Feb. 6th.
Mr. Beaven'a Game bill received a six
months'hoist. After some mutilation, Mr.
Heaven's bill to prevent Chinese acquiring
ouw ii lands, passed through committee. On
the Metho'iist Church bill, the committee
asktd leave to sit again     Mr.  T.   Davie's
raveyard Desecration bill, to prevent the
Chinese taking up their dead, passed through
committee, and wu read a third time. Mr.
T. Davie withdrew his Opium Restriction
bill. Mr. Helgeseu's resolution about our
deep-sea naileries, passed. The bill authorizing tlie sab of lauds in New Westminster,
came up for consideration.    Mr.  Drake was
f opinion that the billshould not pass. Mr.
Heaven thought the bill too indefinite. Tbe
bill passed a second reading. Iu committee
there was a great deal of discussion and
.-roHu-tii ing, so much so that the committee
lime without doing anything, Mr. C C.
McKenzie'g private bill, to enable him to
cuininence practice as a lawyer, was a--on
doubled up by the lawyers, seconded by Mr,
Allen, und added to the great majority. Mr.
Drake's amendment to the Qualification und
Registration of Voters act, admitting women
to the franchise, was lost, 11 to 7, Tbe
House then adjourned till Friday,
Friday, Feb. 8th.
Mr. T. Davie moved his resolution condemnatory of the Dominion Liquor Law,
The upholding of our rights as a Province is
perfectly in order, or would lie by s Government that bad not adopted the "conciliation" policy, in order to give away three and
one half million acres under that pretence.
There have been frequent instances of boyish bumptiousness on the part ef tbe present
Government or their supporters, which indicate that the "conciliation" was a delusion and a snare merely assumed to cover
the little cunning trk-kn of Honest -John and
his colleagues in tlieir childish attempts at
a "policy." The efforts of their small intellects would be laughable if they were not
likely to inflict serious Injuria on the Province. The result of their policy will be to
make two or three sessions'work foi their
successors, to undo all that they have done.
The Timber Cutting Hill was pushed forward
soveral clauses, but like much other work of
this Government is a mere make Mieve.
Jts clauses do little more than leave the matter as it was and the difference does more
harm than good : the Committee rose. The
House adjourned till Saturday.
Saturday, Feb. 9th.
Mr. Beaven, even at the eleventh hour,
desired to save the Province fro:* humiliation, and prevent the Government, by tbe
power it has taken in the new Land Bill to
ni propriate rescives absolute)^ cedtd to the
Imperial or Dominion Governments, fr-mi attempting to perpetuate in an absolute fraud.
The Attorney-General even warned them,
but it was uf no use; there are sundry
schemes to be Bervcd bypassing tbe clan se,
so the amendment of Mr. Beaven was voted
down. Mr. Duck very property suggested
that tho object of clause 76 of the new Act
would be defatted if persons having applied
for land were allowed to complete their titles
under the old Act as there were already 200,-
000 acres applied for. Some members who
were possibly interested in allowing tshe
clause to remain intact, immediately objected to any alteration, in which they were
strongly supported by Honest John. He
thought that any man who could afford to
pay down $150,000 should have 150,000 acres
if he desired it, at $1 p-n* acre 1 All persons
who applied for laud should have it. Mr.
Duck's amendment was naturally lost,
in a House like the present one —
largely composed of land grabliers. On the
motion of Mr. T. Davie, the Municipalities
Act. was amended so as to impose a license
of $1000 per annum ou saloon keepers in cities and $240 in townships; the Act not to
come in force till, it was known without
doubt that the Dominion Act would be enforced. The Legal Professions bill was read
a third tiasa and passed. The bill to pre vent
Chinas aoqamng crown Isnds was read a
third thna and passed; Tlie Land Registry
bill was rend a third time and passed. The
Bow adjonrned till Monday,
UoffBAY, Feb. 11th.
Honest John at last enjoy as! tbs opporta-
mty for which he has <trivV.tajn Wnlr Vmf-
iskg ' tie drhyht • f bjii.e/ tlie fO*W$W to talk,
t- any .•tatu.Wa^.e M pe* pfe is puful )
Stable to Mm, I'Mi  Ibe  ekai.iv  *-i   b»Wu.£
fork &> Pnasws Hsassfesr, suA to a Huu rf
thst swittlovtt_-d all bu stsJssS>aatg 1 MOts* it j
MUfild bur l.»eu t«»o   niut.i In gists •*>
v [ bin s- pbistry. teiitft   have bctn |wr*ieli-|
city.     IS e in ed uot tell uvr r*-»ii.m tbat thr ,
■au. le ip.**fh wii* svui ly a *m*\%*A awer- ■
tionan • «ty with ut fefttwUttkja, g<<t uj iu a
* it of U-i Fotnil .ub'rei-i* >tj le, wb-r** qnt-u
tiona WofSJ i..sd* in had tori-, and \»n^ % md- ,
batk iii-.e of ih.it a«ra ionubiH>
place),    Tl.c spevsui   l> Wlj   buaft ted il.r
Urge mcreane fn-m the «•)•-   rf basis   vbkfa
be knew Wts il>- Ver)  u, tn%   *,  tbe   I'm-
vio.e tl**t be *..■  tritft-g  to *p nhrtin ,
uwny of vboan tarred i i.iioi.    Kiev) itnsn
■A.I-. inaiift'. look ls   fa.vt-rahly   ss  fcWkMUt
bj   tbs applicutiiii a|  »iv Mim  seat el oat •
utah tike * ssdil ud si sand luu d •bail     1' •
MiBulM nitei.d*.d to (spend wora estfar.b ttal
I'll'IW  culoi», but   be   t'U.llt-d   ltjil.tl)    on,
Uts EaotstbsJ tbs avons-v v.*- mm nn in \tt.tt
i ni tbi l I"-" ii Da n tr!i tm ii' I IU - tl.-- i j-.
, ■■ M.r.i t Lbs Uainlaud—and m ly frcja
.dditi u.'il taaaa.     ilia retnarfca almM  •. <■
lawtrs  > lap frmr. and Go- Uat tbat
about un eighth of tbs enurt r-vmue km Ut'
be expi'udul upon tbtm uhen coiuiiiuti
schools in the outlying districts Were not to !
be had, is simply a fraud upon the people he
has the temerity to boast he is bring'iig here
by the thoussnd. The very large portion of
his speech referring to the ((raving dock, is
only possible with Honest John- we do not
think there is snother man in the Province
who would have had the effrontory to make
such a statement. He knows very well the
men to whom he speaks snd hs knows that
there is not one amongst the opposition capable of sbowfug upVie tissue oi impost.nr • of
which the speech wm oontposads Mr. Banvcfl
DUVlf a lair upecch [ftreply, whieh niuatiu- <
told pretty kieuly, because so strong a partisan   as   Mr.   PooJey admitted that it   WM
hitter, although, by n queer sort ot con i |.
diction, he suid it hul no point! Mr.
Smithe then, in a long humnguc that
amounted to nothing beyond rcckb-ss a-wer-
tion and tu guogufA, came to the rescue of
Honest John, although that gentleman was
wholly impervious to any adverse criticism ;
the seawtio delight from having henrd hitneeM
Kpeak for u consiih ruble time oecupicit his
entire mind, and be was chewing the cud of
'•atisfoction perfectly regardless of what a .h
passing about him. The next remark iVn
attempt at a speech was that of Mr. Daua*
inuir, wbo bad the cheek to make anscrti ns
on matters about which be was entirely
ignorant. Altogether, whut he said cam*-
with u very bud grace from him, and he will
tind if the nefarious Settlement bill does not
puns at < rttaua, that he has not increased li h
popularity by his attempt.-' at Bp>-echmaki kg.
•Thereat of the speech-making wus not worthy of note. The House adjourned till
(Before Hon. Mr. Justice McCreight.)
[From the Maiala d Guardian.]
Onderdonk v. McKay. This was a case of
replevin arising out of a dispute respecting
the ownership of a pair of horses. Deft,
gained pontession of the animals during the
performance of a sub-contract; pltff. wished
to regain the horses, maintaining that they
hijd only been lent to deft. Counsel were
heard ou Monday, and many knotty points
of law were argued, but up to the time of
going to press, decision was reserved.
Brock v. Bac; aud by way of counter
claim, lUe v. Brock'.
Pursuant to leave reserved, Mr. McColl,
counsel for pltrl', und Mr. Bole, counsel for
deft, attended to argue the point as to
whether deft, was'not entitled to Ins COStSon
tbe counter claim, he having obtained u verdict thereon for $50.
Mr. McColl contended that the coujter
claim in this action was renlly a set-olT, und
that no costs could be recovered by deft, and
thut the pit!l'. got all hi* costs. That there
was no claim bu- special damages, and relied
on Lowe v. Holme, L. B. 10, 3, B. '237, and
Church v. Abel, 1 Supreme Court Can, 454,
in support of his contention.
Mr. Bole contended that deft, was clearly
entitled to his cotds upon these issues whereon he had succeeded, namely, the counter
claim whereon the jury awarded $60 dam*
ages; and <|noted. SanerV, Bilton, L. R. 11,
chg. D.-tlti; Mason v. Brentini, L. R. IA.
chg. 2b" ; Myers v. Freeze, 5 Exchequer 5h0;
Bsmest v. Ur-.mley, 0, % B. 001, anpeal;
Abbott v. Andrews, L. R. 8, Q. B.| 0411;
Blake v. Appleyard, 8 ftxch, 105; Davidson
v. Gray, 5 Exon, lh9 ; and in re Browne,
Ward i Morse, L. K. 2JL chg. 377.
The learned judge said in nia opinion the
pltff. was entitled to generul costs of the action, and that deft, was entitled to costs of
counter claim; but sut-gettcd that upon taxation of costs either party, if dissatisfied,
might bring the matter up on tnotiou to renew the regietured taxation.
A Narrow Ekcafc—Two of our citizens,
accompanied by twenty men, going to clear
some land for farming purposes, started for
Capfe Pittcndrigh's ranch nenr the Pitt
Meadows. In traversing these last, they
were compelled to cross a slough ou the tec,
or attempt to do it, for the ice gave way and
they were up to their necks in water in au
instant. Happily, ao lives were lost, hut a
considerable portion of their provisions wuh
sacrificed. The misfortune wus entirely due
to the criminal ueglect of our t resent Government in not keeping the trail on tbe high
ground open. It appears that the political
influence to be secured by the small expenditure necessary to clear out the trail, is not
deemed by the senior member for the district
to be nt nuthcient impoit.ti.ee to make it
worth his while* to support such an outlay,
even if the Abacuce of the trail should cost
the lives of some of our citizens.—Guardian.
laUCHIlsaHl) IS OsCttMAXY.
Tbi* r*rcr>ft *Hi..r»-.A ftrlrbifiaabi \m
se*.pi^l rilhssTH a< ■-» PseasaWoswp*riisew
(•i s»S(*nv ba> waa battlew\ n> attnaH -**
Barfad iiitenlitm, » a;*t-ti<*i vntiu-;-n ,n j
tsavsiasj um drpsiteei *>y ihe .rVawacIs
G»'Ter»iMienJ .n Mi»»lt iba >'■ Usysnia *>»»
lli» ffs\i \',r. >\ai-.<i>x\ , «i i b»-i- .«:. rv-
•*!>iiii»if ■(' tbr rUasMs -A thMatafrb^st* ii»
0:<- itii'.o- 4,i ihi- ii>f**t.irtl  raaiosta   !».•»
j'i-t jrtjl -ni* !»«••'. I lit- aVat i.fUi,. it .st .-> I'iDia
in s M'is-out.e   j.nrtiwi.    fMM   9kUth    I
babe law new Intwiaa ig i' .»»-g. a.
I ivraWbrte »■ n.aalacl. nt i"»ir miirs
frmn the dlwinet cvphnt, li;ii^ ih. ••.!,
ami nnn.i*t*r-> .ilwii Vtmn-li-oituiiis. k'vr
man yi ;na it ban »•%*■. H tbe ti*Hu*li u-
'» ii i;ii:l'IwrriHMisl u> u»*»- u i.ie.--.i \-u\
tun- '.Li »i )*ntL um i*-s»-l   i.   jfttrmt)   'p-- u-
llll.-f,    I III'   1   »|li I,.. :«.l **fts . *tH ,1- '!•    »•«   i.l£
HtsViiatimivd Mural ibM aarat maeas! aa
to ■ ad frr 'lo ir   'ii" t..     |b|e #M   *^.iin
I l.i       ..-■ fin ■ J   i,»   lio     },.o-t     Min.ll.el Utl
ii.. i I'll and ! ii h ni -* purutlw Iom a
Istrs**   ejoaiitit)   ni  inlt»**d,   nncusAi-sl
pmb had 1-■■■ " » .;-.■!•: ti.« ■ ■. n.'
■*•.*.),plv f-ioiu.e ft' Mi lb« lama bai ■ r,
ai » iwii'Mi-i en i i. Brat eyu-^nna
of tin* epideinic at read) «j aVarad
ii.<-iig aoiiie t"  ■  i ■ * i (be same da*.
mr fu-t fa lama vara tre.'U**J »n
V n . SOi ■ iid tb-- l.i-; on (Jet. 16. j iiu
tMul nu nbar *aa -57, <A a/bom .», or
ab "t 20 per cei.t., died,  'i be aiastaai
mi i ber of deutiie (*> k place dui ing (be
fifth and sixth weeks, when 10 and 11
succumbed, respectively. The agea of
tlit patient* whoee cases resulted fatally ranged from 12 to 76. The aalferera
u'lao included many children, the young-
eft of w bom had not yet completed its
second year, but tbey all escaped with
their lives, except one boy of 12. Thoee
persons who had eaten tbe pork after
cooking or frying suffered fur from two
to three we-*ka from atitlneaa of th©
llmba and ionic swelllngundertba even,
but none were nbdged to beep their
beda.   All pareoua, however, wii.i  h«**l
cntisnijM'iiiii"ie thu nn quart »*r tit" a |iOUI d
ol ha rie.a have died. N -t una "f the
remediesemp1 i\ed \>y tin [ihyaiciane
hud ibe si in b teat eii'cct.—London Daily
An Arabia* FhipBaILWat.—A scheme
has been presented to the Porte by u
Oertttlu -Mr. du Leon, representing American iutereatH, which is destined to replace .Admiral Iaglefiel l's project of
connecting the M.-*iit* rranean and the
lied Seas by aahiuerglug I'ulesline. It
ooneiataof the oonatroction td a ship
railway. wbich( starting from SI A Hah,
on the Medilt rranewii. would have its
tiM inihum at Akttha, on tlie Uvd Sea. The
actual wait Ol thf line, as it wouid ptlal
through a pi-rfectly flat eoiiutry, would
nut RiiioQDl t" au exaggerated SOm, ut-
though the expense ol keeping up the
pcim.uieiit way, ruiMequent upon the
transport over it of vessels of heaYV tonnage, may be so great as to render competition nn even term* with its Suez
rival Hoinewhat difficult. In the event
of a Hiiccf-saful issue of the present ne-
gociations, Mr. de Leon ih liKely to be
rewarded hy the American G'tvernmeiit
with a high diplomatic post at Constantinople.— London Standard.
A Valuable MA»owHiworrHK b*ora».
—\ iew days ago u yeiitieinan was about
ti* te-tve Conetentinopla for London,
having anionic hia luggage a very valuable copy of tho Kuruii in manuscript
(»Oiiie 5U0 years obi. and unique, which
had heeii'in the imismchsioii othislamily
mr a hundred \ears. Only recently a
very !a:ge sum, reported to have bean
us much aa £H,O<J0. hud been offered for
f> tii'tl
Saw Mil!
isv aiatatttraa. a, e.
llicliard St, NbwM'k taiustei
Maiiufs/.'tui-^rs slid Il.al.-n in
all kuiilr>ut
Hough Ss Dressed
Ar.1 *\ iK.U-sali- lieila-rs ra
SUO *.(:>. IVKITS,
TLA-   V.M) I'OI'KEEft,
Orders from the Country
Promptly Filled,
H'tNliS,      APFLEti,
S,     CUKkAN'TS.
of quantity  and cost   of  material
building   carefully   prepared
free of char".;.
j    PILOT liKEAD,
YEAST FOWDKK", '     » j
(Cook's Krwml and P.AM )
EXTRACTS (Assorted,)  '.
Grain-Edged flooring
Yale, July 12,1884.
Another cold wav* is going over the whole
of the Upper country; thermometer registering to day ut the following places asfolluus:
Yale, zero: BnBtou Bar, 4 oelow; 1 ytton, fi
below; Sprnce's Bridge, 12 below; Cache
Creek, 20 below; Kaniloops, 25 below; Clinton, 25 below; Bridge Creek, 28 below j Soda
Creek, 16 below; Queanelle, 25 below; Bar-
kerville, 19 below sero.
The Nihilists, borrowing an idea from the
famous 1'rcPB law invented by v nol. on III. ■
and adopted in Russia, u he e it is tti 1 pre,
served, give to all enemy, before liiiully suppressing him, ft "first warning;"' a second
"warning'' I" ing equivalent to a Bcntence of
death, I y w hich it may at any mo out be
followed. Se'vi ml warnings have lately basil
insilidr ami formal sentence of death have
been addressed to the Minister of tho interior. Count Tols'oi, the public prosecutor,
Muravreff by nnnie, and the chief of the
gendarmerie, Orjovski. What precautions
Orjovski propose, to take have not yet been
marie known. But it ia announced that
Count Tolstoi, will Bnrnnind himself \ h a
laxly guard of thirty men; wherens Muravietf,
with « hat at first sight looks like reckless
bravery, will continue to go about iinat,
tended. ButwRitther Mnraviiff or Tolsto'
be the more eoiwageouB, it will probably ap-
nrar that the furnisr is the wiser of the two.
Aluravieff, properly'di; guised, msy pass
through many a crows"'unobserved, if not
UB.een. Count Tolstoi, on the other hand,
trill proclaim his presence.every where by his
|«aW ffirsrd ni thirty nieti.
tin. work, nnd it Would probably have
found its way into one of tlie Eur .peun
museums bail not nn Inquisitive Custom
Ilouae ofHclal discovered it among itn
proprietor's personsl effects. To the
chagrin ol tbe Infer, tlie officials, Willi
many devout exclamations, innk possession of tbu tressnre) as State  property.
FrOIII Ibe Custom House lire Holy llni'k,
originally a gilt from ibe Snltan  .Mulr-
uroilrl to'llre Al.iHipie of St. Sophia, huh
lorwiirded to Yiidu Kiosk, where Alnlul
llumi.l now derives the liein lit of ita
wise teachings. Its late proprietor, not.
withstanding every effort, him failed
sillier to reguin possession nf the work
or to obtain compensation.—London
At the wedding of tho Msrqnit of Kild.ue
with th. Lnrly Hermionc liu.cnmbo he pre-
smiteil cucb ol the U idcsmanU with a specially ordered watch.
A pleasant little InttanOS "f the genuine
rnpproehemcnt ciisting now between the
Church and stage occsrred the other day at
St, Paul's Cathedral,.in London. Toole, the
comedian, being recognised among the vast
crowd gathered to hear Canon Liildon, .nieof
the dignitaries, oomlngup to him, whispered,
"A crowderl house, ell?'
Kot within the last twenty years have the
salmon Htheriei of Hcolland proved so sue-
.eisfnl aB during 1S8II. They yielded to
Billingsgate ahnw 6,108,400 pounds. Ireland sent tn London 300,500 pounds. The
total Supply of salrn.'U [rum all sour-'cs re-
oeivedat Billingsgate fr-tn .laun.rrv tu Dec.
31, ist>:t, was 7,710,880pound.. Thesalm n
streams of Kngland only contributed 3:19,150
pound, of that quantity.
The Saxon sliuger of ink has provoked his
(lallic rival und got himself into a serious
row. One of the Loudon weeklies having
lashed severely 1'aul de Cassagiuic in an article, the riery editor nf the I'oy. sent a friend,
whom the Louooner, with lit i,- valor but
much wimJoiii, handed to thn police. At
ISSSt half a oVsttfl victims of Cassagiuic's
sword are limping ah nit 1'aris. As Sir To.
by says, "ilia inceiiseuient is so i.oplac .ble
tliat saiisfaetiiiu SSA he iieus but bj death
and sepulchre.
Birmingham, England, is in a transition
stage, rendering it.iepm.in.dy hideous. In
pursuance of a grand scheme of improvement, the Corporation has purchased ami
pulled down a number of low haunts ; And
much of the site of these remains unbuilt on.
Thus s vast new edifice of most pretentious
style ii.uteri to be seen standing alone in a
clearing 450 feet long. The town was 25
years ago almost destitute of a building of
any architectural beauty, and the h-.uses, of
red brick well smutted, were for the moat
part of the meanest aspect. Ten years hence
it may he a fitie-looking town, mare especially if some abatement of suioke t..kes place.
The nugnificent fleet of ironclads
which the Italian Government completed a few y^urs ago at un immense
coat proves lo he much less lonuidable
than was anticipated. »t seems that
their draught of water was miscalculated, und that tliey cannot carry their
heavy guns with turrets without sinking
too deeply. Their iirtiiaiiient will therefore have to be obttnged and the turrets be replaced by lighter ones. . his
will expose (belli considerably more to
tlie fire of an enemy and greatly lessen
tneir capacity for aitack or  resistance.
The Russian journal Stterte amioonoes
that on a visit just made by the (io-
verno -General to the prisons ut ToniBk
ihishigh functionary was presented with
300'petitir)iis contesting the legality of
I'e detenlijn of.ftie petitioners. The
nii.i.rilaintsb.f 200 but of the 300 subnvit-
tei' hove been decj rred by the Governor-
..neiul to be Well founded, and the
writers httVv been liberated. Tl<is incident furnishes a sad proof of the want
of penal reform in RtiSBia, where, as in
this instance, 200 unfortunate persons
have been illegally detained and their
liberty dependent upon the casual visit
ofs u'ct Governor-General.
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.
New Fall Goads!!
The Gash Tailor!
Ltttoi- Square, Ni^ rVismisgnB,
Has opened out his FALL .STOCK, and it
now prepared to execute orders.
tsTBAtistractios G^ajusttsbb. 18
SAGO, RICE (No. 1 & 2,)
ONIONS,    ETC.,    ETC,.   ETC.
Wooden and Willow Warr
MEASURES   (Patent,)
SM: KKItiTlllTICLfitv
PIPE STEMS. .    ,
Cig»rs from $27 to $150 per M
Coal   Oil,   Matches,   Shde   Pnackuisy
Stovi Polish,- Straw Paper, Paper,',
Paper Bags, Second-hand Grain Bags,
Cotton Twine, Candle Wick,  Can
Openers, Demijohns.
SPICES^-Whole and Ground, in IsV
^H\  IB), 2J9) and" 51b TiniL    Dried i
HerBs, [h tins; Citron Peel (Scotch)'
in 71b tins; Sultana Raisins.
TstspkoBls  Casunralt.HiB  wills »•»*#
•*k THE
Mills Co.
Take this opportunity of thanking their
numerous patrons for
past favors, and respectfully ask a continuance of the same
in future. Having on
hand a large stock of
of various kinds and
grades, they are prepared to give
Jwjaiitf to |t)l|!
for the balance of the
They have also to
announce that they
have opened a branch
of their business at
And will keep a
supply of
Sawn $ Split
and all the necessary
furnishings for buildings at the Terminus.
Parties who intend
building there can
eount on obtaining
all the requisites for
that purpose on the
The Nanaimo
m now in operation
under the superintendence of Mil. A.
HASLAM, and will
keep a full supply of
John Hendry,
While liiblii*rl:   and MauUMilf- 1 have beeu
:>n: \i I. atlj |ir:utinc'
I prt-b*. It ra:ur-   tak-ei * p ■eli.'e   iu   M.in-.
.rva that
j m iWliu adultery  iiouriahw like a plant iu
j lU cfeoMB uoil, aud that mutt ot the marrietl
woutuQ have or Ion'.' for a lover.
Holloway'a tplmdid charitable litnefactions were entirely at the iuatance of hu
wife. Sht thought that, while the rich could
take care ol thenmdvea and the poor were
largely prorMed for iu exiuting endowed
h'm}iiUli, iiianv of those who came Ittween
Uie two were left out in thu oold. aud that it
waa especially iliificdt for women ot tliiu latter clan to wouiinuiid aupen^r advauUgtsi iu
Sir Jut.., Brown, a grant employer of la-
bor at tibttfie.il. Kngland, in I io, .nt apuech
deplored the r««t!eHineaa <<f E.ij*li-*h..rti*iiii.<«1
und urged them toco-operate with WDploy-
wra in wini'ing bark the waning; trade Stuel
pUtee. HOC* a Shelli* hi [wcialty, ootiU BOW,
be uaiil, he gut in ('• nnaiiy at K'.'.Ml t. .<*■
pur torn Iu-k. Trail*.* in all flfoeetlooa w$a
Mariu tbi mwttttf. which, he believed, hsd
paiwiTlhu bright o! hat prosperity.
Ctfdiaa] IfoChba writaa to the l>ubliu
branch of the I'eace So-n ty that In- hai no
hope of the RUMeMoC itt aims. "TbcCliric-
tian world oncu recognised micb a tribunal,
and wim prepared to enforce its dettilfoOtlJ
but altliough the arbiter stdl exists, hit mi
fclttuity 11 innore.., and hence the IwOrd
must scitie the dinputet of CfcrirtUll States,
to the disgrace ot the Christian naino nnd
the mitery of Christian nations."
A -Japanese correipondeut of the London
Dail'i Sewn having amumed tint the Mikado was unpopular because he rcceivm, no
oheers while pausing through the streets in
state en his birthday, a Japanese gentleman
writes to explain that cheering uouhl be
regarded there aa disorderly, He further
eiplains that the uct of a ynting lady who
wrapped up a piece of cake and put it in her
sleeve at the Foreign Ministers' reception is
suite "goodform," and ia eooepted as au indication of a high BHtUf.ictinu whieh she
wishes to enable those at home to share.
"A professional man with a good income"
writes to an English paper that hu has recently apprenticed his son, Hi years old, to
a builder. "Of course," says the father, "he
has to work at the bench and go out on jobs,
but he is happy and hia time well employed.
When be is 21 be will have become master
of his trade, aud, being au educated lad and
sharp to boot, & very few pounds would
start him in one of the colonies ou the high
road to competency. The silly pride of pi-
rents,p he says, "is tho chief drawback to
their sons' success in life."
"Gentlemen,1 said the professor to his
medical students assembled in clinic, "1 have
often pointed out to yon tho remarkable
tendency to consumption of those who piny
upon wind instrument*. In this case now
before us we have a well-marked develop'
ment of lung disease, and I wasnot surpri-ieil
to find, on questioning the patient, that lie is
a member of a brass band. Now sir," con-
tinned ths professor, addressing tlie eon-
aumptive, "will you ulease tell thu gentlemen what instrument yon play on?" "1
Ways de drum," said the sick man.
Another fashionable craze in Paris, according to the Loudon World, which i-i rivalling the craze for amateur theatricals, is
tableaux ricantt, and in onl;r not to be outdone by the actresses anil tho ladies of the
ballet, chatelaines and bourgeoises alike takg
advantage of plastic p -sea tu reveal beauties
that the moat prodigious derollftage still
conceals. This onochoses tbe pose of Pha>-
Ira in Cabiiiu-T's famous picture iu order to
display la lignc de la hanc.hr, which U lost
now!uli\ a utidtr the full drapery of panicra.
Another chouses Esmeralda because it enables ber to show her legs: nnoibei chooses
Henri Kegnault s Salome for the sake of
showing lier bare ankles and of netting oil
her eyes with the thick black wig that covers her wholo forehead; another, fresh
from the convent, represents Grouse's 'OmJ
che I 'a- ■<■ ■■■' for the sake of the provoking
out of the corsage.
The son of the millionaire, Mr. Edward
Lawsou, who at bis father's death will be
principal proprietor of the Loudon Daily
Telegraph, was lately married to the daajih-
of Qpn. Sir William de Bathe, an [riah baronet. The Law son family is socially ambitious, and anxious to become connected
with people of good standing, but has foiinii
it rather an up-hill game. Kdward Lawsou,
n Jew, changed his name from Levy to Law-
son undtr the terms of tlie will of lis uncle,
who had chosen to take the name of Lauson
in lieu of that of Levy. Edward married a
daughter of Benjamin Webster, tho well-
known actor, and his children have been
brought up as Christians. Two years ago
ho bought a famous place in Buckinghamshire The young man who has juat married
may, if all goes well with the Telegraph
have Q500,000 a year. His wife's podtion
has weakened socially by tho fact of her
father having maintained intimate relations
with his wife prior to marriage. Dndet
Scotch low subsequent marriage legitimatizes
children born out of wedlock, but iu Kngland it does not.
Slavery on tbe Hawaiian Hands hns boen
Investigated by a correspondent of the Bail
Francisco Chronirh, He says tint the laborers on the sugar plantations usually con
tract with tlie planter for three   years.   hi.-.
that after the contract is signed the Labor*?
is virtually a slave. He must work eleven
hours a day, nnd his overseer is the sole
judge of his ability to work. Tbe pay is $S
a month. The writer goes on to say: "As
there is often but one planter to two or three
hundred laborers, it is going to beau impossibility to build up n countiy bearing the
most remote resemblance to America o» any
such lines as these. The preuunt (..-veri.
inent in Hnwnii is more autocratic than iu
any country in ivirope, with perhaps, the
exception of ItuR-do. Tbe Ministry hold
their positions solely at the pleasure uf the
King, and consequently are humid to do bis
will. He is a partially educated savage,
covered with u veneering of civilization. The
country is largely falling under the control
of the Chinese, nnd eventually the Portuguese will share it with them. The latter
are an exceedingly frugal nnd prolific race;
so frugal that a large portion of their clothing is made from the sacks in which their
flour, and potatoes, and meal come. The
natives are decreasing alarmingly."
Truly the resources which an Australian
Dominion would have at its disposal go to
make up n magnificent dower for a vigorous
young nation The seven colonies own three
million square miles of territory, very nearly
as much as the area of the whule surface of
Europe, and it is inhabited hy 2,930,000 persons of Knropean descent, Of this land
7,128,000 acres are under tillage, in addition
tothe grass lands; the horsen number 1,219-
000, cattle 8,429,000. and they own 78,493,-
0!)0 sheep. Australia has a trade of $570,-
000,000 and a revenue of $109,55.3,000 a year,
and the debt of $495,000,000 iB balanced by
the state railways, that are valued at more
than this sum. The colonies have $310,000,•
000 in Australian ttauks as fixed deposits bear,
ing interest, exclusive ol current accounts,
and they spend 12 per cent, of their -entire
revenue upon public education. With such
marvellous attainments at tlie present, the
futuro achievements of the Island Continent
seem boundless. In a Few years, before
1900 probably, the Dominion of Australia
will be a powerful state of five millions of
people, with a practically limitless territory
for settlement, with a revenue of $175,000,-
000, and the power of training a permanent
mHitia force of 150,000 men, by drilling only
the young men from nineteen to twenty-two
years. So rich snd muscular a state, occupying an insular situation, will suraly rule
In the South Pacific after her own sweet
will, small matter what either Europe or
stmerica may have frvsay to the contrary.—
A friend ttftdl M a traiiflatioii of a cure
for -midlpox which aspeats in an Ar«.juipa
tlYrui newsjwjier, and which it Buu.-t-.nt mod
upon trial iu this country, will be a valuable
discovery indeed. The eimylest cure* for
diseases are frequently the best and the most
effective; and if this cure be as effective as it
is simple, the discovery will be indeed bene*
filial. The Peruvian newspaper in question
A respectable pei son worthy of all credence has brought to our notice the following
which covers the discovery of au cmcacious
remedy for smalljwx;—In the valley of J.o-
MSlfaa a child ua* attacked by that terrible
disease, aud as s.on as it wastully deveb ped
thi' piti>-nt was put in au isolated huu*.e to
prevent contagion. In the evening of the
same day it was observed that the pustules
had decreased notably, which created the
impression that tbe dihtssc had "(•truck i:i
wards," as they express it ordinarily, and
that tlie eaM was a bopelehs one. Hut. what
B hurprue! the next day the patimt MM
better, ->ud in a short time completely re
establishod la health. With mal curiosity
the question eraepafc, what bad basil taken
t» t-o quickly rwon health. Tbe child replied tliat earli tiiu>- it uus left alone it arose
• u I partook of some honey it found in a jar
in the hour-e. A few days uf tern at Is un-
other case of smallpox appeared, and for fear
the pure honey might produce a bad effect
it was diluted with water und given to tbe
patient, with like reaoUa, only the recovery
waa not so rapid as in the first case. Finally, with the arrival of the news in this city,
toe diluted honey was employed in a case of
varioloid, which was at its '.eight, the patient having the face enormously swollen,
observing with no little surprise that the
same evening the swelling had disappeared,
fo.lowed by general relief w:th great rapid
i»y. With th-'Be three cited cai-es it w.uld
appear sufficient to pronounce in favor of
honey as an efiiea liotts and simple remedy
for soallpox, nnd we think it is our duty to
inform the public, and especially the medical
faculty, Who may understand the good effects
of the remedy and employ it in an intelligent and the most convenient manner. — Hamilton   Tribune
fort Moody flotel
Head of North Koad, Fort Moody.
friends that be has recently lakeu the
above house, «here he is prepared to do
everything posuible for ihe accommodation
of meets.
THI; TAHLK is alwaya sure to be supplied with all the d.-licseies of th** season;
the 1JKDS arc of the mo!>t comfortable, and
there is ample and comfortable BTABLINU
on t!i«* preim-i a
S-T Hi IA i S always obtainable -m the bar
baf in front of the premise*!, by applying at
the house.
Arlington   Hotel
Now Wostminstor,   -   B. C
Has uow completsd the BAR AND HII.LIAKH BOOM.—tbe IstUr the   Hsadsomest
Kuoin in the J'rovince, fiu-uislred with the FINEST (.'AHUM snd   POCKET TABLtS
The liar will be provided .villi (lie I'est uf Wines, Ijqoors aid Cigars,
the bed mim i\o mwm
When  completed,   which will  be  in the course of a few days, will offer to the public
accomuiodatious which they cauuot find excelled elsewhere in British Columbia.
best   conducted   Hotels  iu   the   ( ity.
The Table is supplied  with the l>c»t the
Market affords.   The Best Qualities of
Supplied at the Bar.
Sole Proprietor.
Jan. 8, 1883.
FTbMifiion Trtb
When Mr. Warren reached Eagle City he
found the town all armed with pistols and
t.hotf/uus, and extited over a lot of men wh"
had "jumped" tho streets. The "pioneers'
of the town rallied to a call from one of
their uumber, and made a successful assault
on the street "jumpers," whose stakes of
location they pulled up. "i'he pioneers
swear they will run the town or die." 'I bis
is a desperate resolve, but the "pioneers"
have thus far "run the town. Men get from
four dollars to five dollars pet day at building log houses, and carpenters get still higher
wages. "Men wunted" is the notice posted
everywhere. Snow to the depth of four
feet makes rapid progress in town or road
lnnl'iin^ an impossibility. "I went up the
creek to-day,'"says Mr. Warren. "I found
most all the claims held by guns. They
[whether tiie claims or the guns it is not
cisy iodise iver}, will Ray to you 'What du
y uwint?*—hut I could see by their eyis
they all meant business. Men are OOluiug n
at tlie rate of about 100 per day." At this
rate the "pioneers,' if they are ■ p*j*>sed by
all the new comers, will probably have to
"die" or else abandon the attempt to "run
the towu." At Trout Creek men shovel
-now all ni^ht in preparation for housebuilding, and in daytime when they can see
one another they light over lots. Mr. Warren says he saw a copy of the Oregonian,
which was two weeks old, se)l for seventy-
five cents. "It is al! excitement here,"
writes Mr. Warren;and his letter bears internal evidence of the fact. "The pioneers
sill hold the town. Tlwy will i-oon hare a
hi j killing. I see it in thr nir." This is
almost us good ab Sir Boyle it die's famous
exclamation: 'T smell a rat. I see it Hunt*
ing in the air. But, by the help of God, I
will nip it in the bud."—Cor. Tacoma
A railroad laborer, standing nt the bar of
a Coif ax saloon while holding a gta?s ot
whisky iu his mind cast his eye al-'iia the
line of individuals who had dropped in tu
take a smoke, and remarked]   ''Whisky is
the typical American beverage; ami its tlie
great American levelcr. Take a look at this
btr. Look at me, and then at the class with
whom I'm brought in con ait. Standing at
my elbow is a merchant, next to him is a
mule driver, down near the center stands a
sheep In Tiler, toward tlie other end is a rollicking cow buy, and at the end of the
counter stands—great Ca-tjar! do my eyes
dec ive? Con Ibe mistaken? He looks like,
and I Believe it in, a law yer! To this I have
come at last! Uriukiag with a lawyer! I'm
glad I'm a stranger here. Yen, buys, whisky
is a levelcr. I'm a royal railroader, and I
sumetinicB take my toddy, but I never got
quite SO low down before. A lawyer, if \
can believe my eyes. Well, lawyer tr no
lawyer, here goes."—Tacoma Ledger.
Returns show Dublin still to be what Lady
Morgan described it in ber day, the "tay*
drinkingesf city in the world.
Since the opening of the Suez Canal tea
has, 187H excepted, declined each year in
price. It has never been lower in England
than now.
There will bo a rush of photographers to
British Columbia after Parliament p.-usea tbe
bill requiring Chinese resident, to have their
photographs taken.
So extra militarily mild has been the weather in England that an ascent of Snowdou,
Wales, was made ou Jan. li, a teat almost
unprecedented.    No snow was visible.
An experiment was made last year of importing dead meat from Jtusiia to London,
which is likely to prove aucccSr-ful, and muy
appreciably atlect thu price of muut iu London.
The Paris pawn shops being practically
Government offices, thn disposal of stolon
articles in them is very hazardous, as all the
offices are under one cuutrul and iu coustant
Mario and (irisi once declined a very remunerative engagement for a night or two
because he heard the hotel was not quite up
to the mark. He was luxmi .us and expensive in his personal habits.
The gardens of Under Cliff, Islo of Wight,
are. like Florida, full of spring flowers. Jt
is nothing uncommon for Bingle carnations
to go ou blossoming there throughout the
winter, and for fuchsias to continue in flower out of doors long after midwinter.
The only adversary Gambetta enjoyed
fighting was the Due do Brcdie. "The ablest plotter in existence, a Mucchiavelli for
scheming, it is a pleasure to wrestle with
him; he is supple and escapes one's grasp; he
glide* away and Blips back; he is a cat.
With Fourtou it is quite -mother matter ; he
hides behind Ins In-ard,"
The principal picture in the splendid collection of the Duke of Marlborough at Blenheim, in Oxfordshire, will be sold in the
spring. The palace is not to be dismantled,
as had been expected, for the new Duke ami
the Dowager Duchess are to live there ; but
a variety of economical reforms in tbe house
and gardens are being curried out.
A Novel Vessel.—A preliminary trial
trip took place recently of a vessel built for
the Association Internationale du Haut-Con-
go, for the use of Mr, Stanley on the unexplored waters of the interior of Africa. La
Stanley is the name of the steomer, which
has been constructed by Messrs. Yarrow &,
Co., of Poplar, The vessel cunsists of six
steel square-shaped pontoons, which are
placed aide by side, to which are added s
bow-piece and a Bternpieco. In the latter
are placed thu engines, and the vessel can be
readily taken to pieces, oven while afloat.—
HanHlto* Tribune.
Toys Toys
Rocky Point Hotel,
B'lit of Telephone per month, including erection of wires $6.00
For every message for every person not
being ii monthly tenant, and not ex-
oee ting twenty-five words 24
Every additional ten words Oft
All deliveries within a half mile radius
ofollice 16
Beyond the above distance, pur mile..      ,llb
TheN. W. A P. M. Telephone Co. sre
prepared to erect private lines in New West-
m nuter and Port Moody, or between these
olaces, and to connect the same with ths
Central Telephone OlK'-e, if demred.   *
Parties wishing Telephones should apply
io the undersigni d.
Pec, 7, 1883. Sec'y-lrsas,
Dry   Goods
Of First-Glass Quality,
Moderate   Hates-
Corner of Front   and  Bcgbie Streets,
1  First-class Htyle, and is now the BEST HOTEL at thu Terminus.
With every Dolieacy of the Season.
THE     JB Jk. HFL
Is supplied with the BEST WINES, L1OTJ0B8 and CIGAR8 to bo found in
the Market.
The   Beds  are   Carefully  Attended  to
And Guests may depend on receiving every Convenience and Comfort.
Fincerbeau & ivurrav,     ■ Proprieto.8.
San   Francisco
Boots & Sikes
(Prom an Infant's Shoe up tn s Man's 11
Repairing Neatly Executed.
Highest Market Frlee paid for
ll.  THOMAS,
Under  the   new OiM'ello*.'  Hnll,
the partnership heretofore subsisting
between us, the underBigned, as hotel keepers in the town of I"ort Moody, B. C, has
been tliis day dissolved by mutual consent,
All debts owing to the said partnership
are to be paid to W, Sincerbeau, at Port
Moody, 11. C, aforesaid, and the claims
against the said partnership are to he presented to the said VV. Sincerbeau, by whom
the Bsmo will be settled.
Dated at Prnt Moody, B. C, thia fourteenth day of January, A. D. 1884.
Witness-. I . W. SINCKEUEAU,
T..S. McOhx-vkat. I  HEXRyiJJMONT
Direct Importation
 :o :■      -   -
BEGS to  inform   the  i-eBideiiis of   New  Westminster and
vicinity, that he is   constantly  rece.ring from Europu
fhipments of choice
Which he w'l) supply
BtOfeMN BOND   or   DUTY PAlD-^g.
Iu qnuntities to sir* parohaseea
General   Merchandise
Ohas. McDonougrh
Men's  cfc Boy's  JSixits
And a great variety ol articles necessary for a household.    He has also,
N. B.—Farm Produce bought at mnrket rntes or sold on commission.
KS'Orders from the interior promptly attended to. al2
Caledonia Hotel
R.   B.  KELLY,
L auuou.icing that tho House is now completed witli every convenience lor the traveling public. THE TABLES are well supplied with
every article in season, 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 ready for Horses.
It may bo well to remind visitors that this Hotel is within a few
minutes wulk of the Railway Wharf and Station, nnd just at the
Terminus of tlie New Road, now in course of construction.
GUESTS may depend on receiving every attention and a hearty
welcome from tho undersigned, whose long experience iu a guarantee
of everything being comfortable and satisfactory.
J. T. SCOTT, Manager.
P. T. Johnston & Co.
(SuccesH-tir to Mitchell & .lolinflton)
Nurserymen & Florists
Ouimingliaiu & Go,, Ohas. McDoiioiutIi, and James Wise,
er Pried Catalogue of Nursery Stock,  Seed   snd   Grscnhonss   I'lsnts,   tent   pott
frte on application.
New Fall GoodsI!
The Cash Tailor!
Lytton Square, Niw Westminster,
Hss opened out hit FALL STOCK, sod is
•   now prepared to execute orders.
rtTSATHTACTtoN Gr-AjuwriEi). «d
A. M. Herring,
Wholesale A Retail
The Largest Stock in the Git?
—AT TH«—


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