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Port Moody.
Icatioat for policies in this Company
•sr Accident or Life Insurance, can
i had from tht undersigned  at Port
A. Campbell,
Iawrvxiee, Land, k General Agent,
W.MIEOI) ANkveriWAin,
ticiaiu and Surgcon*
net: Csfcwtiis Strtrt. Opt, CitrHattt,
>IqI#OD. B.A, M.D.,C.M.,(McGill)
rearly ol N.w York Polvdinis.
:Swai«, M.ll.,(Htnr.) UeentWt ol
j»J College of i'hfsiciaaa, London.
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IMtVAT-tAW,  Notari- Public,
:TORA5IS.*(rTOIl>"!,'i ***'• Em ATI
TJjp. ^j'lwr—'•*
wrtf'vm SALE   IN
try twitton of Port Moody. Alto,
u Lots, by the A^re, immediately
fc> tM Port Moody BarveyedTown-
for tale on the North, side nf, and
water frontage on. Sort Moody
finely   situated   and   exceedingly
Farm Lanas of supsrior rjuallty and
r»ble terms,   in New   Westminster
TOL. 1.
NO. 40.
Illy prepared Mt.6t and
kail the fullest information
:r. Hamilton's office
•f eleplioQS BiAlJdirig
        .    _      	
Iraai^titt of Victoria  Medical College,
of Montreal,
MSI At the Colonial Drag Store,
man & turner,
eal Estate Agents,
lifgyancers & Accountants.
Port Moody
aw Mill
rmstrong & Burr
lgh & Dressed Lumber
Iustic, Flooring,
iLWAm ox Hand a Fin.i. Stock or
rrr  Grur.A.'rrtKP  First-Clam,   and
HX-A-Xj okoex solioitib
80  TO  THE
San   Francisco
Boots & Shoes
n M Infant's Shoe up to a Man's B
iiring Neatly Eiecuted-
lept Market Price paid for
liil-HM  KTMIT, Off. lANK 0* IU t.
(From Llackwood.)
cila:  E t  IX.
"Estot iioltaiu; vor con Diot" (I am alone;
I fo with Ood).— Spanish Axiom.
With thia resolution I buried rarseU
in lbs depths of a wide clean harumock,
tnd rocked' away "dull care" till tbe
eal) for surjifrtr came.
'Tbe lively cbat at Madame'i table
■ttmd fori a while at Itaat to dispel a
itndenoy to a despondent state of mind
and after tapper I was toa busy in making prrparaiiona for the onward mtrch
to rJwrll upon what I had heard; and
■0 night drew on, and in the early
morning afterwards I waa fieab, and
willing to continue tbe journey to San
Pedro Sula.
"One word more I hare to say to
you," said Madame, as ahe stood with
her sister in the courtyard looking at
we prepaiationa foi departure. "Yoa
may remain at San Pedro Sula, or you
may find it wiser to leave it. Now
Mr. De Bret, tbe consul at Puerto
Cortes, ii an honourable, kind man, and
he does banking busineea. You write
to him—bt will know how to get your
money from England; but, dear lady,
do not allow any one but bim to have
anything to do with business of any
kind for you, whether ycu go or stay.
I mean money business," she continued
with a knowing waggle of ber head.
'■Now I most transact my own little
business rvith you," I said. "Let me
know what I amindebted to you for my
board and lodging."
"AhI bahl nontemel" returned
Madame. "You payl No, indeed, you
won't; I am too glad to see a lady
You can settle for tbe mules in the
stable; but for entertainment in my
house,—no,—never—never. See, too,
we are going away; you bave taken
o»ly the remnants of food—old pigeons,
end of this, wrap of that; no—such is
not my usual table for strangers."
So' I settled a very modest score for
the stabling of tbe mules, and then
'Madame informed ine that she and ber
• rtWwould be a night in San Pedro
Sula very shorty, on their way to Puerto
Oortez, from whence they were to tall to
New York. "We shall meet again,"
ssid Madame Viciorine, "so I shall only
s»y au revoir."
We issued out at tbe great portal of
the shady court into a blazing sun, but
we were* ali refreshed and comforted
by our rest; and Lui»a wan so frisky
that it was difficult to hold her iu. I
gave my grateful thanks to both ofthe
laoies for their honpitaliti; ami the laat
words I heard from the Posmna Victorine were the Hlringent tones of
Madame repeating her injunctions as to
The macho was so wild that he and
Edusrdo were sent on first, and enjoined
to keep out of Lursa's sight, as that
animal seem'd very much inclined to
"bolt"; for she persistently imitated her
mate in all his ways, good or evil, and
he evidently had come into the world
a racing character. Marcos placed the
ataid baggage-mule in f'Ont of Luisa,
and at a quick trot v.e passed on onr
Madame Victorine had put down on
paper the names of the places wherein
it would be best to stop. We hsd left
the grand scenery here, but still we
passed through some fine country very
badly cultivated. At this point my
journal runs: "Halted for a few moments, fifteen mild from Comayagua
at the bouse of Don Bouiehody Navarro
—a sickly man, who iio.pitably gave
me soma milk and brearl. This Benur
is re*puted rich, but bit surroundings
are most miserable. He spoke English
having lived in Ooba. The raven got
provisions in tht village, so our store ia
"Crossed rather a dangerous but
narrow river io th* afternoon. I managed the ruule pretty fairly and without
help: in consequence Marcos condescended lo inform me that I was much
improved in my riding. The fact is
tbat Luisa ii getting to know me, and
the kindly beast does her best to travel
gently. Arrived at a place called
'Quevos.' Here we spent the night;
and the house which we had selected
was quiet and respectable. It was
kept by a poor widow, and it was the
cleanest house I had seen. In the
evening the woman asked me if 1
would object to joining in tbe even.ng
•'■Object.' I replied; '1 am only too
glad to join with Christians in His
praise and His worship.'
"She told me that tho revolution had
swept away the church of the village.
The late cura of the parish was dead,
anl there was no money to pay another, at tht present Government refused all aid. 'So,' said ihe, *a few of
us join in the morning and evening
prayer. We will not live like heathens.'
The' room was carefully swept out, aad
shortly afterwards about a dozen ptr-
soni of both asset entered the room
and dropped on their knees. A cumin
wu drawn aside, and displaytd a imall
altar on whieh stood a cross, before
it a little vase filled with lovely flowers
A few prayers were said, and a hymn
wat sung, and then all silently departed.
It was a simple heartful service,—truly
that of ths two or three gathered to
gether in Christ's name."
Tbis from my journal, July 25:—
"A long ride waa before us on the
.following morning, as *• were anxious
..li r'Tia ff? Itftr,„  .„M>.
to cross the river Blanco by daylight;
and I was told tbat the stream, though
vary nsrrow st tbs crossing-point, was
dangerous on account of a peculiarly
rapid under-current, which it required
aome dexterity to fight againit. It was
a comfort to bear, however, that a canoe
waa alwaya on tba side of tbis stream.
It was arranged that we should ileep at
Santa Yxahtl after crossing tht Kio
Biatsso (White liivsr). Ths Kio
Blanco btre it little more than a narrow and deep strait reputed to be very
dangerous. An Indian sits all day in a
etiooe, t» bt ready to convey pataengers
and their baggage to  the opposite aide.
"The mules and cattle are sent into
the stream, and they swim to shore, the
brth is veiy refreshing to tbem, as
tbey get but scant attention, generally
speaking, in the matter of cleansing.
However, it it looked upon as a great
nuisance to have to take all the baggage
from ol the sumpter -mule and the
saddles from the others, only lo replace all, twenty minutes later, on tbe
opposite side.
"The croKSing-place at tbis noint is
very picturesque, tbe bank rising to a
mound ou one side of tbe path, wbeieon
the inteilaced branches of two magnificent tamarind-trees threw their arms
'ar over the water. The lovely ofim-
son creeper, Prendcts de Amor (Linkt of
Lovt). carpeted the ground in great
p ofusion, This creeper has no perfume; but it ia an eirur to auppose that
all the wild flowera in these country are
scentless. At this ipoi, too, the grsss
was unusually soft and grteii;(vi(l at the
root of the trees grew a cream-coloured
flower, bearing a violet eye, the nair e
of which it wai   impossible to discover.
"Jave the quinine-iree, I had never
been able to ascertain the name of iy
ahiub or flower from eiihrr Kdu.irdn or
Marcoa. The former sometimsa
characterised a biid, and he was always
on the alert to gtther any edible fruit
that might show itself from out of tbe
hedge oi thick growing foliage.
"Now crossing the river Blanco ia to
be undertaken, and lememberini! my
experience of the Juan, I look upon the
canoe and tbe Indian with the utmost
satisfaction. Two Spaviiah herd-men
witb a flock of superb oattle, a peasant,
with his wife and mule, and lastly, a
long string of charcoa -la len mules, attended by their drivem, had convened
here from other dltvotlons, and waited
to croas the stream. One boutm n' nd
one canoe for the work !—it war. lucky
that the great proponiun of this a-sein
blage could be independent f th"
Indian's aid.
"The personnel and baggage would
cauee fetching au I carrying enough, und
of coursH, with so much bu.inesi on
hand, there must he » conicmo i n the
matter. Ho the men got nut their
cigarillos. and wet'wn women, af'ir being dismounted, bowed t'> erch other
and exchanged some woi.is, an I Un*n
looked about for a sea. under thu
tamarind trees. I h.d already r-elecled
mv spot, but E'tuardo Intervened,
'Not so near the roots, Senora; there
may be anske-holrs about them. Come
farther down here, theie is plenty of
shade, and the grass s short: there is
nothing here wherein a serpent csn
The trail of the serpents is over it
all then. But I remembered that these
reptilesare in general very fearfuT of the
hur.inn proximity, and the moat audacious culclra would hardly dare to come
smeng so many. There was plenty of
ahade under the tree, as Eduardo aaid,
far away from the roots; and the longing for real was stiong upon me. No
wonder lhat so it wa,i in such a place,
so cool and secluded,—a «pot, too
wherein, for a shorl time at least, we
were safe from the bite of insects, and
whert myriads of butteiflies of evtry
shape and lorru and size served to
brighten the scene with gorgeous colour
and add their quota of cheerfulness to
the hard work of life, round which they
whirled and fluttered. We deserved
our rest, for all of us had ridden many
leagues. However, before 1 seat myself under the friendly tree, 1 must see
that Eduardo imiddles Luisa property.
The supervision was necessary, as the
young fellow had a habit of letting the
saddle slip to the ground, pommel
downwards. What could become of
me should thii most uselul of projections become damaged or broken off at
this stage of the journey! I was feeling
weaker, so every risk which would Incur
discomfort was to be avoided.
The saddle was carried in the shade
of a shrub, and then I took my teat
and signed to the country-woman to
come and sit near me. A little brandy-
and-wattr in the travelling flask and a
few tortillas were all the fate I had to
offer Tbis I proposed to share with
the stranger, to whiih she readily assented; and on her own behalf she produced some queso, and some dried-looking green fruit. A few slices of r. sated
'plantain lolled up in leaves gave a
better turn to affaire, and the final appearance of a bottle of milk was really
to thia feast creme de la creme.
Tbe men meanwhile unloaded the
mules, chattering and gesticulating as
they did so. The delight of the animals
as their packs disappeared was curious
to witness, and our usually staid hag
gage-mule gave expression to btr satisfaction by kicking her neighbors right
and Itft, and lashing at everything sbe
could ley heels on.
The firttexcitement of freedom being
over, she rolled on the soft aweet grass
and then walked among the charcoal
mules tnd  be-jan deliberately  to bits
and kick at thero. A s'out from
Marcos and a uem.ii '■ uj whack from
hit .tick aci.il sa s deterrent, and wiih
the objurgatory, "A, inula ledonia'"
(') fo I of a uiuletj our fiitnd waa
"Chivied" up a bink, and made io
wait there until btr turn for the swim
should come. This was well for the
human as well aa fur Hit animal kind,
for t stray blow might have fallen upon
tome of us; and it ia well-known that t
sick from a mule u far more seven-
than a kick from a torse.
My companion expresswl the opinion that the ref ac.ory beast had boen
bitten by the muro-tly, for it was still
running aliout, and rubbing and ki'-k-
ing against the hushes. Tho agony
.from the bite of this fly is very great
r id in passin,' through swamps the insect is sure to be lying in wait. It i;
Urge i i size, and lieanraome resemblance
to the bluebottie-tlv; generally it makes
its attack iear the eye. "I know a
little about the matter," continued my
informant, 'and I assure you ally will
hang about one particular mulii for
many leagues after its 'habitat' has
lieen passed. A good niul"teer always
looks out for this pest, anrl is careful
to take ii. off the animal, for not only
does it stin,'* deep, but it also draws a
good deal of blood."
We talked nnd rested for nearly an
hour. The Indian who owned the
canoe had been invited to land and to
partake of the men s rations, and th
poor fellow seemed to enjoy most
thoroughly the kindness anrl good com
panionship which he had fallen in with.
The country-woman told me that her
husband bred mules on a ranch'- in the
interior, and that they were on the way
to Santa Cruz to receive the money tor
a sale nf animals which he had made to
the engineer of the railway works new
tliat tajwn. "They would not stop at
Snuui Yzahel, us aye intended to do,
she said, because they had friends in
the interior some miles farther on, and
they could reach the plactibefore nightfall.
The crossing Wat ellei.ted, but it took
a loin,' time, owing to the troublesome
current. This wns so rapid, that even
pur audacious friend, the macho, point
I rank refused to enter the water, and
had finally to In* lugged forward by the
heiid, and pushed etgereutly from behind, to get bun afloat. When fairly
in the water, he refused to oome out,
mil amused himself by swimming round
the canoe, to the utmost peril ot thai
frail transport. The Indian, agileM a
monkey, a' a sudden turn leapt on his
back; and so, with the help of another
man. this wretch was hauled, braying
iiird   stamping, tothe  opposite shore.
The observations of .Manns on this occasion are not tit to ba recorded to tsars
polite; but neverth 'less, he never laid
a linger on the beast
War. not. the mihho a valuable ani-
innl, and was not Marcos expecting i"
sell him well ou tin. ret urn journey.'
All being at length happily iiiaiiageci
we friends of au boar took farewell of
each other, and sped on cur several
ways. A few miles' distance brought
mv party to Santa Yzabel, which, instead of being n village, as we had expected, was merely a half farm, half
hut, lonely dwelling. It was j.ui
ticularly rich in grass, and this delighted Marcos for Iris mules' sake. I,
on iny part, rc\ellid in the pure milk,
in strolling among the cows, und in
haling the air, which here was quite
redolent of wild thyme.
The woman of the' lunisi was very
obliging, but she possessed little where
with to replenish our eoiiimiasariut. A
tough fowl, and a few l.rldUis which
she baked I xpressly for us, were all
that she could procure. The uifhl
was wretched, and this had the salutary
effect of causing us tr. strike our tents
verv early on the following morning.
A l>owl of milk was iny own breakfast,
and it was a chance if 1 could get anything more for many hours,
My journal of July '27, may be admissible here:—
"Wo rode several miles, and passed
some glorious cedar-trees. Here, for
the first time, I saw that lovely bird
the Cardinal/' rubra which is remarkable for lieingso nervous concerning its
own safety as never to build unless it
feels itself to be perfectly snfe. It will
sometimes choose five or six different
places before it finishes its nest. The
highest and darkest cedar-tree is its
usual habitat, and its song is very-
peculiar, something between a warble
and a whistle. It derives its name
from the splendour of the crest, which
is of a brilliant scarlet colour, intermixed here and there with a few tipsof
peacock-green hue. The female has no
crest, but she is an elegantly shaped
"It was the peculiar note of this
songster that first drew Eduardo's at
tention to our beautiful neighbour.
As the ground was soft, aud we had
been treading upon a thick layer of
fragrant cedar needles, it was possible
that there had not been noise enough
to startle the bird. His magnificent
crest glanced through the back-ground
of dark cedar foliage with great effect.
We stopped simultaneously; and
Eduardo, stepping up to me, said:
•Senore, will you lend me the revolver!
I can bring him down.'
" 'No, Eduardo—it would be cruelty;
besides, the bird, would be torn to
pieces; don't think of shooting it.'
" 'But, Senora, I would like the
" 'Very well, Eduardo, I can  only
cohmiecial House
C'lakks .St., .Niak Doculas,
say, If you shoot that bird, I will not
give you the revolver, aa I bad intended
to do, when we. arrive at Han Pedro
This settled the matter, and Kduardo
returned the little case to the canvaa
bag from which he had half withdrawn
We had never, at yet, had occasion
to use this implement aa a weapon of
defence, but I had frotu time to time
allowed the lad to discharge it; for, by'
the generosity of the officer of the
Clyde, suitable ammunition had been
also supplied with the little case. Eduardo had taught mo ..he use of tbo
weapon, and 1 had inorc than once discharged it for practice; but I never
was quite happy when handling it, and
I rather looked forward to the time
when I could safely get rid of it.
Marcos was beginning to lie im
patient at the delay, and suddenly
raised u shout. This had the effect of
scaring the birds, one or two of which
flew with a shrill cry to sorhe more distant trees. We saw them more perfectly by this uieuns, and thus satisfied
I cared little for being peremptorily
hurried on by the muleteer.
My journal goes on to say that we
arrived next at a place called .Matiiohar.
Very pretty, but the inhabitants were
holding some, races, and this lieing the
case, w« could procure neither food nor
shelter. These were the most churlish
beings we had encountered. Nothing
for it but to ride to Coalcar.
In another vay Mairobar was re
markable: it was hero that we saw a
larg" poisonous snake. The reptile
literally craivled between the feet of
the haggagp-iniile; and Luisa, with the
instinctive horror which all mules have
for snakes, nearly jumped her own
height from nlfthe ground. Thn men
drew out their machetes quickly; but
the reptile was too quick for them, and
raising its crest with a hiss, it glided
beneath some bushes. This was rather
a narrow escape
The night was particularly wretched;
and the place ut which we halted was
so uninviting, that 1 proposed, as the
moon was full, to travel at night.
The iiiozns evidently feared, as they
always had feared, to travel after dusk,
so this was negatived. The result was
"I had my hammock slung outside, and
made the best of it. Swarms of mosquitoes, and very little to eat and
The next entry records a far more
pleasant experience. "After a weary
ride, we arrived at Santa Cruz. This
town is built with some regularity, and
is far in advance of many that we have
passed. We went lirst to the principal
inn. but finding that the proprietor
owned a farmhouse in the neighborhood
which was on our route, we decided to
g.. there. Marcos wanted to linger in
the town, so he readily agreed to go to
the farm with me and thp mules, if I
would grant him and   Kduardo leave of
alusenoe till nine o'clock in the evening,
I agreed to this, ami by three o'clock in
the afternoon I was left in the hand? of
a cheery Spanish woman, who was
wife of tlur landlord of the inn at Santa
It was a great treat to meet with
one of to much refinement ns this lady
proved to be; and » lieu 1 littd bathed
and dined comfortably, I quit" enjoyed
the walk with  her  in the cool   of the
evening.    She was the very description
of woman which Honduras wanted, and
as WS sat ill the verandah taking colfee
I could not help telling her so.
"Wc have had many  misfortunes ..I
lute  years,  Senora,   she  said, "and
uiaiiv bad examples fnaii those who
assume to leach us progress in com
incrcial transactions. Just look now
nt that Hondu run railway! It might
hav'.' made the country: Ah, Senora,
wc have to thank the llritish people
for ruining our trade and commerce
for many yenrs to come Ruin and
loss make women hopeless, Senora, and
that has been the case in Spanish Honduras. However, we are hoping now
for brighter days. America is bringing
in lioth labour and money. Yes, I
think better times are coming—Ood
grant it!"
When the hour came round for
starting on the following morning. I,
for the first time during this journey,
evinced the greatest reluctance to depart; for never had I been so comfortably lodged, or enjoyed so much
I could not help saying this much
to the padrona, when she brought me
a capital breakfast, nicely laid out on a
tray covered with fair linen.
"Put. off the start for an hour," said
she; "your men are languid this morning, for they made the most of their
holiday yesterday, and are dispose to
rest. 1 will take you round the farm;
the morning is cool as yet."
We went to the dairy farm, where
there were a large number of beautiful
cows and their calves, which gave
plenty of occupation to four or five
lads and girls, who. though poorly clod,
looked healthy and bright. Two young
women were busy in the laundry, from
whence the clean smell of wood-ashes
boiling in a caldron to make the* lye
announced that linen washed in that
establishment would get fair play, and
not be be-devilled with chemical soapi
and other abominations, the only use
of which is to save the necessary hand
and arm work of the washer woman (so
called), and destroy the material.
{To bt Continued.)
Mrs. Williams
spacious prtriiiitet with a large aad
w^H-assortard stock of
Dry Goods and Millinery
Fancy Goods, &c
A Choice Assortment or
Everything New and
An I spection Solicited and
Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Terms, Strictly Cash.
0,Ci-r.!« tsTHKirr, Pent Moody.
IT that he is now thoroughly estah-
I in bed in hurjiuess at the Terminus of theC*
V. It., and is prepared to make and repair
Bout* and .Shoes at exceedintly low rates.
Saddles * Harness-makers
Every At tide In their Lin**-
Always in Stock.
Front St    -    YALE' B._C.
Mliikav .Street, I'okt Moony.
M. HESLOP, - - Proprietor
A complete stock of
Drugs and Patent Medicines
•STFrescriptioiis carefully dispensed.
Port Moody
Four-Horse Stage!
Between New Westminster and PortMoodyfr
Ifttving New Wertminstsf every morning
returning, will leave I'ort Moody Wtwccn
'A and 4 p. in. These stages po over the new
road to Port Moody direct, Mffjing both
PatMOnn and freiyltt.
Port Moody
Moody Shi it'ls Still, whtTS the  lies*
ol Shinffltt oan U- ni>l .it the lowest prii-es,
wholtaali "i ftail.
A lupplj kspt constantly on hand.
Under   Ihe  Dew Oddfellows' Hall,
Fred.   Eickhoff
Dry   Goods
&C.i &c.
Of First-Class Quality
Moderate  Rates-
Coiner of Front   and Begbie Streets,
MR. P. S. HAMILTON having terminated hit connection with this paper,
is no longer authorized to collect aeoonnta or
transact any business pertaining to tht Pokt
Moodt Gazitr.
Port Moody, March 15th, 1884.
nam Ct)t fiort 3Hnoi»q (Bajrttf.
The "Ooloniat" having ascertained
lieyonrl a doubt that Port Moody in the
terminus, proceeds to prove that the
Canadian Pacific Railroad it—a mistake. "It will not pay ;" and the writer finishes hia leader by saying, "we
cannot refrain from producing Crusts uml
figures to prove 4c' but he produosai
n« figures, no facU. The leader i. mere
rant, tven though the statements put
forward in it may ba Ntifiad Iry thnt
distinguished gentleman, Mr. Cyrus
Field, who came In re to buy lots ut
Port Moody. "It won't pay." Hut
wait until Mr. Field has made hit purchases, and then the readers of the
"Colonist" will hear another tune.
Tho knife was used last week in a
street row at Victoria. A man named
Ben Graham cut and slashed the hat
and clothes of tlie man he intended to
carve ; but the man tore a rail from a
fence and gave the carver a severe
threshing. On a very late occasion
another border ruffian used a pistol,
and shot at a man on the street. It
is time to tell these fellows that we
hang such "sports" without ceremony,
and it is time to tell the police that
they must do their duty.
The Toronto "Globe" says: "Mr.
Chapleau has returned from British
Columbia The Pacific Coast climate
has given him new life. He agrees
with Mr. Van Home, who thinks the
Heathens have done good service. Mr.
Chapleau also says, 'the opium-smoking
practise of the Chinese is an abominable vice, quite as bad as whiskey-
drinking.' " Comparisons are odious ;
and by comparison this French Commissioner cuts keenly. He compares
two vices and leaves the reader to infer that British Columbians are whiskey swillors. A servant of the State
who pays for a pleasure trip at the expense of the people, should not insult
them. His wit is not a sign of wisdom. Mr. Nicholas Flood Bavin, who
was sent over with the Commissioner,
did not visit the Boyal City with
that distinguished wit. Dame Rumor
said, "he could not come because lie
was—asleep !" But now we know the
reason why he did not come, On his
return to the East he was interviewed
by a reporter of the "Citizen," and
said : "I found a beautiful young Celestial maiden in an opium den filling her
pipe vith a practised hand as white as
snow. I examined her very carefully
with very interesting results." The
people of British Columbia were born
to be laughed at. Nicholas had good
fun, but they pay for it.
"In a little while the iron horse
will be at Kamloops, The process of
settling up proceeds rapidly along the
line from Port Moody. Barnes &
Evans, of the Thompson River Hotel,
are putting up a new steel cable across
the river; it will be used as a conductor for their new ferry boat. Mr.
Kelly, of Cariboo, has purchased a fine
house at Kamloops, and will open a
bakery and confectionery store. Fifty
new farm houses are in course of construction within a radius of five miles,
Kamloops the centre. At Port Moody you know nothing of the crowds
that are settling along the line and
far inland." That is an extract from
the letter of a correspondent at Lytton.
On Wednesday evening, the Chief
Justice, Sir Matthew B. Begbie, went
up the river to hold a County Court
at Chilliwhack. The great questions
to be decided by his Lordship are
these: what is the value of thirteen
sheaves of wheat destroyed in Tom
Muldoon's garden by eleven hens, last
July? Was the fence sufficiently high ?
Did tho hens Hy over the fence or get
in under the bottom rail? We hope
his Lordship did not go up without
his wig. Such grave questions deserve to be considered solemnly. But
a friend at our elbow says, "Stop! no
joking." It is a shame to seo thn
Chisf Justico employed in that petty
court. And so we pause und say,
"That is the truth."
Tba "Columbian" is made up of mis
takes. Last Wednesday morning it
announced that Mr. Geo. Black was
brought liefore Mr. W. D. Ferris, J
P.    That is not true.
The Island Railway is a perfect
puzzle to every man in Victoria who
practises the art of thinking. What
will he do with it? It would be as
well to burn five million dollars as to
build it ? Will it take wings ? If it
were finished it would not pay for oil
ing tlio axles. Indeed, the Island
railway is one of the great modern
delusions. But the Island is cheap at
ten millions. It is the Gibraltar of the
Pacific Coast, and Crocker knows it.
Giving it away was a great sell.
The civilizers, with repeating rifles
and armour-plated ships, are hovering
like eagles round the Celestial land. In
i860, IgnatiefTtransferred to Russia the
whole sea-board of Manchu Tariarvjand
now the Russian thinks he mav take
another slice while the French fleet is
employed in work of "civilizaiion " A
special correspondent of the "Times,"
writing from Pekin, says: "The French
hold the key to China, and it is tbe lever
to act upon the Chinese and secure for
France an immense increase of trade."
The correspondent says: "The native
rulers of China rob the unfortunate people Duringjihe famine which devastated
a large district a few years ago, the government made no effort to render aid,
the Chinese eat each other, and the
wolves eat the survivors on the sidewalks. Labor worth hundreds of mil
lions   is  wasted annually in  lhe old
fashioned system of handwork. Loru
Palmerston is quoted. He said twenty
years ago: 'An unimpeded, uninterrupted commerce with one-third of ihe
human race must be secured. Ever)'
body must know that on the extension
of our commerce depend the prosperity
of our country, the accumulation of our
capital, the abundance of our revenues,
and lhe strength and prosperity of the
nation." "The sick man" of Turkey is
played out. The biggest sick man on
carili 10-day is—the brother ofthe Moon
—ihe Kmperor of China. The ~..;lesare
gathering to the Celestial feast, and the
lion will take his share.
I he Captains of several ships which
have arrived at Cork and Liverpool
Irom the Continent, say, "The whole
coast of Newfoundland is fringed wih
icebergs, and some of them arc three
hundred feet above ihe water." The
kingdom of ice in the Polar seas may
have been shaken by an earthquake,
and it is quite |tossible the next parly of
explorers may succeed in reaching the
* onti Pole. This continent was at one
time under water, and may be ihere
again before the President is elected in
ihe United Slates.
A responsible government is a terrible thing. The Republicans have
fallen lower and lower in the estimation
of philosophers France is mad; lhe.
United States are preparing for the
revolution that will save the people from
rhemselves; and Switzerland is soaked
in whisky and ruled by a low lot of
knaves. I he latest telegram to London
from Heme, says: "Statistics proved that
ihe consumption of al ohol in Switzerland represents an annual return 10 the
revenue of 150,000,000 francs. The
people of all the Cantons petitioned the
Federal Council or Kespons ble Governors to save ihem from the degradation
hat attends the crowd of wh s:.y-soaked
loafers; and the council refused to recommend res riclive legislation. The
repori is just published. The repicsen
tatives of lhe people say, "we cannot do
wnhuut the revenue, the practice of
social drinking brings a cheerful icmper
to society, effaces ihe traces of daily
labor, opens the heart, and is intimately
associated wiih the developemenis of
public life. The public house fosters
intellectual activity, and is a remedy
against misanthropy, egotism, vanity
narrowness of ideas, and extravagance o,
imrjinalion." Last year three ihousand
six hundred andfouneen persons died in
Switzerland of madness produci by
alcohol I All Europe is astounded by
he report ofthe Federal Council, and
the little republic would gladly give die
Council for a King.
A telegram from London dated the
1 Oth inst., says: The Ea/1 of Dufferin
has been appointed Viceroy of India
He proved at O. awa and in Conslan i-
nople, that he is fit to represent the Imperial idea, and he will rule the two
hundred and fifty millions of ISrit sh
subjects in India with jus ice, and prove
to them all that Knglish civilization is a
blessing. Before his Lords ip leaves
India the whole population wid sing in
chorus, 'Godsave ihe Queen."
The latest te egram to London from
Skirnevic, is dated Sep. 16 h, and says:
"To-day the thiee Emperors, in Russian uniforms, inspected the Russian
Regiments. After the inspection, the
Emperors marched al the head o' the
army and saluted the Czar na, who
viewed the scene from the balcony of
the palace. During the review, the
Prime Ministers of the Emperors were
in conference." This looks very like
a prologue to lhe great play. War is
only a game and the condition ol Eu
rope proves that it must begin. In a
little while we shall hear great ne«s.
Indeed, it would be great news to hear
that Nihilists, Socialists, Communists,
and Invincibles were rammed into great
guns and fired at each other.
The buzz and flutter of fifty millions
of people preparing to elect a President,
present the mind with strange ideas.
Three candidates are in tho field, and
if we may believe the people who speak
through the press, they are doomed to
elect u knave. The evidence presented
to the world is very strong against Hut
ler, who appeared in the South during
the war as a common robber with an
army at his back. It is certain that
he had to disgorge a part of the booty
and that he stole spoons. Blaine, ac
cording tothe evidence, is another rob
ber who has, without scruple, feathered
his nest at the public expense. And
Cleveland Reams to bo a littlo on the
make, and by no means the owner erf
an unstained character. Making a fuss
in a preparation to select one of the
three knaves reminds one of the title
given to ono of Shakspeare's plays.
"Much ado about nothing." If the fifty
millions are forced to choose a knave,
would it not be just as well to get rid
of the system of electing and take ft
ruler ready-madeaccording to the law
of succession. The evidence presented
by the people would be sufficient in a
Court of Justice to show that the
three candidates ought to be in the
Two years ago Julius Orambert married a farmer's daughter in France, and
in three months after he came to Wood
Haven, L. I. Six weeks ago his wife
arrived in the village, and Julius was a
happy man, delighted to have her once
more at his side. On Friday of last
week he went to work as usual, and in
ten minutes after the wife packed her
trunk, taking all his money, watches
and rings; she boarded the train for
New York, and before Julius returned
she was out on the ocean wave, as
merry as a kitten and going straight to
France. She said, "a lady could not
live with barbarians for associates,"
Truo*love is self-interest after all; and
any man that is fooled by fine clothes
or high-heeled boots deserves to see
female human nature as it is.
Richard Tweed, the eldest son of
Boas Tweed, the famous New York
robber, died last week in a charity hos
pital in Paris. He had nt a dime. Ill
got, ill gone.
The rich Democrats of the whole
United State* have filled several bags
with twenties and are prepared to buy
the independent electors of Maine and
defeat the plumed knight on his own
land. They wish to prove that he it
not trusted at home, and that would be
evidence to show that he is not a reliable man. With plenty of money the
devil can prove himself a saint in any
modem ball of justice. Money is the
root of all evil, uud man is the only
brute that cau be influenced by its
power. Men ought to have horns and
At Maddington, near Lexington, Ky,
on Tuesday last, a gang of Republican
roughs fired several shots into the houses of Democratic colored voters. Hy
Nichols, a colored man, was killed, and
two others wounded. A fellow named
Marcus McLean was arrested and iih-n-
tilled, but he was admitted to bail. The
colored people huve very little chance
of getting justice. Their liberty is a
mere delusion in "the land of the free
and the home of the brave."
It often surprises us that tbe English people arc so infatuated ru to allow
a seile garrulous statesman, like Gladstone, to wield the destinies of an empire su.-li as that of Great Britain.
His ridiculous Utopian notions of humanity, are doing a great deal of mischief in setting class against class—the
mob, led by radicals, against the throne
p.nd the aristocracy. If the results of
this maudlin folly are apparently harmless, they are laying the basis of trou
bles in the future when the mob will bo
beyond the control of the better classes.
The only present hope for tho country
is in the prospect of a great war, when
the nation will tie compelled to resort
to the continental mode of raising armies—conscription—and theso blatant
radicals will not be able, as they have
hitherto done, to escape the military
service of their country. The mob, or
a largo portion of it, that marched so
gallantly the other day, with a gravestone at its head, bearing tho epitaph
of the House of Lords, would bo useful
on the frontiers of Afghanistan, defending our Indian Empire from the
Russian foe. We have often, in these
columns, deplored the insensate folly of
the present radical government in abandoning Candahar, We pointed out
what has already occurred, the rapid
approach of the Russians and their
manufacture of the material which is
to enable them to proceed still further,
viz., the soldiers they find in the
Turcoman hordes which they havo just
conquered. It appears that Gladstone
and his colleagues are now compelled
lo confess that they blundered when
they destroyed the fortresses of Candahar and left tho unfortunate people of
that place to be butchered by the Ca
bulese, after assuring them of our protection. Theso infatuated Ministers
have discovered the errors of their policy in other parts of the world besides
India, and if tho English people would
only take time to think, they would
discover that this franchise farce is
simply tho dust that their incapable
rulers aro casting in their eyes, to prevent greater attention being paid to
their blundering and incapacity abroad.
As our readers are doubtless aware,
the Russians, sotting all their repeated
assurances at naught, havo been advancing step by step, steadily and without
cessation, to the frontiers of India. It
is perfectly understood by tho Russian
people that the Czar is to possets India
some day, and the whole of the present
Turkish Empire, and tho efforts of tho
Russians to achieve these two objects,
will never cease while the Northern
Empire is under tho control of the
Czars. The impression is growing in
England, that a secret treaty exists between Russia and France, and that
these two powers are to be allowed, by
the rest of Europe, to pounce upon
England, whioh is, at this moment,
wholly unprepared for such a mighty
conflict. From the idiocy of Gladstone,
Russia has been allowed to approach to
within striking distance of India, and
France has been permitted to act like a
freebooter in China. Thus, at tho two
extremes of our Indian Empire, our
two greatest foes are obtaining a foothold. All this could, and would hare
been prevented, if we had had a man
like Beaconsfield at the head of affairs,
who would have spoken as English
Ministers formerly spoke, when our
empire was in any way threatened.
The embecile idea of Gladstone and his
radical coadjutors, was simply, that if
we would mind our own business, everybody would mind theirs, and let us
alone. The idea could only have entered the heads of such men as Bradlaugh and Morly, and people of their
class. When we were more like what
Britons were, when we defied the
world, we created a feeling in the
breasts of other nations, that tho recent
temporising policy of Gladstone has
nourished into strength and made formidable. As a vulgar illustration, we
may adduce the pugilist who has won
the belt by battering the heads of a
great number of rivals. During the
progress of his conquests no one desired to interfere with him; but when
he becomes indolent and allows people
to insult him, and generally avoids combat, his old rivals begin to think that
they had been deceived, and that latt
experience had made thew fully hit
match. Emboldened in this manner,
the chances are fearfully against the
former champion, for where one may be
beaten, the recollection of old grudges
will induce two or three to join in his
defeat. Thus it is that Gladstone and
radical poltroonery lias drawn upon
England a weight of enmity, that will
require all her power to withstand, and
many thousands of her brave sons and
much of her great wealth, will have to
pay for the faults of our radical government. The coming struggle will be
tbe most terrible that the world over
saw, and when it is over, more than
half a dozen states will have ceased to
exist, except as portions of other states.
England must come out of the struggle
greater than she is at present, and with
11 much smaller number of radicals than
now live to do her injury.
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The power acquired over certain
members of the Legislative Assembly
by the present local government, is a
real danger for tho people. How that
power has been acquired we must leave
our readers to guess, when we say that
it does not result from any admiration
for tho abilities of the Ministers forming
the present administration, or any affection for themselves personally. Does
anyone suppose that the representatives were so ignorant as not to understand the vile character of the Kootenay bill 1 Will anyone say that he believed any advantage would accrue to
the country from ihe 60,000 acres given
to Mr. Wright for the Eagle Pass
Road? Is it conceivable that they
would have passed Mr. Smithe's Land
Bill, giving tueGoverumentcarle blanche
with all the public property ? Can anything but the most impudent and transparent sophistry be adduced in favor of
tho Settlement bill ? Pray what did
the bill settle ? has it effected anything
but the sacrifice of the Province ? Has
it opened the lands in the railway belt ?
Has it removed all differences between
this Province and the Federal Government ? Has it done anything advantageous to the country ? To all of
those questions we con return nn emphatic "No." We can tell our readers,
however, what the Province has lost by
it. It has lost about three quarters uf
a million of money that would have
been paid for the construction of the
Graving Dock at Esquimalt by the Imperial and Dominion Governments,
jointly. I has lost two millions of
monoy to which we were justly entitled for delays in tho construction of
the railway. It has lost three million
and a half of acres of land at Peace
River. It loses all its best coal lands,
which are given to Huntington, Crocker & Co. Tlie Dominion Government
is to give us the three quarters of a
million offered to us years ago in satisfaction of our delay claims, and three
hundred and forty thousand for the
land,work already completed and plant,
of the Graving Dock, which money has
already been spent. Tho three quarters
of a million goes to Huntington,
Crocker & Co., or—someone else. So
far, wo haveonly recounted theabsolute
losses to the Province from tho reckless
extravagance, or something a great deal
worso, of the Honest John Government ; let us now see what their legislation has been to make any set-off to
the sacifices they have made for us-
The Attorney General brought in two
bills about the Chinese which he himself declared in the House to be un
constitutional. Mr-. Smith* brought in
the Land bill- a rehash of former acts
—with the addition only, of two clauses ; one empowering tire Government
to charge two dollars and a half per
acre, for land —to anyone not an immediate supporter of the Honest John
quartette—where one dollar only, was
charged formerly, and a clause which
was supposed to give the Government
power to sell or do what they please
with all the lands of the Province.
Then there was Honest John's Educa
tion bill, which is wholly unworkable.
The people treat it with contempt, and
the hangers-on of Honest John, to
give the bill an appearance of being all
right, carry out the farce with as much
decorum as possible. The only clauses
of the bill which are carried out in their
entirety, are those which give the Provincial Secretary the power to turn the
present system of education into a political machine. Thi» then, is what we
are getting for the large salaries paid to
Ministers who ore corrupt, incapable
and possessed of a dangerous power, the
result of corruption, which menaces the
rights   and   liberties of  the people.
Surely our citizens will never allow
such, a shocking state of affairs to con
tinue. If tbe member* are bribed to
vote in any particular way, there it
onl***»ne course to pursue ; the Government must be forced from their placet
and tbe houae dissolved. 8*Jcb a mockery of Government is a disgrace to tbe
people of this Provinoe and wiil do the
country a groat and lasting injury.—
We learn from the last report of the
Municipal Council, that Honest John
has returned a flat refusal to the re
(juest of our City Fathers for the lots,
which by some hocus poeus, are said to
Wong to tbe Government. His statement that the Government could not
give them if they would, is the merest
nonsense and could only be asserted by
a man like Honest John, who is perfectly regardless of what the public may
think of his truthfulness or honor. Hit
plea, no doubt, is that the proceeds belong to the general revenue; but it
would bo very easy to defer the sale and
allow our corporation to buy them at a
fair valuation, only paying for them as
they were required. If the Government, in view of the lots being required
for city, and hence public improvement, transferred the lots to the city as
they were utilized, it would not be a
very great stretch of Governmental
prerogative, because the public lands
are given for various public purpose*,
from time to time, and we know of cases where they have boen given for
strictly denominational purposes, which
certainly have not the claim that sites
for a public school or a town liall.could
hare on the general government. We
may here state that we are still unaware of the manner in which the Government bases its claims to the lots,
since federation. But the honest John
Governmeut appears to have no other
thought or care than that of soiling
every inch of land they can lay their
hands upon, to turn it into money. In
certain cases they are extremely generous ; they give to Mr. Wright for bis
clever lobbying of the Kootenay bill,
sixty thousand acres of valuable timber
lands, under pretence of his making a
road, whieh can never be worth anything to the country. But when the
Municipal Council asks for a few lots
on which to build public schools and
other conveniences for the people of this
Province, they are flatly refused. The
fact is that the present Government
cares nothing about the people or the
Province ; they only think of how they
can rake and scrape the money into the
treasury so that they may have the
pleasure of spending it. —Guardian.
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Land  Surveyors
OFFICEi Front Street, New Westminster,
Opposite 0. P. N. Co.'t Wharf,
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vicinity tliat lie bit juat recti *V I ,1
tnd varied ataortmeat of seasonable
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Which can be  bought at  Reasool
Vegetables and ft
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From $20.00, at Short Notice,
Good Fit Guaranteed.
DressmaMng & Milliiier
Hardware, Paints and
with parties   building,   to jnij
them with nil material in the sbove-Jia
Orders by Telephone or Stag, attended
witb prompt jess.
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I   IHE nNl>W{SIONl^i*^trtfo*lr wits £?"
tl   ea tu intinaite that at) osrtttandisg ** "•>
counts duo him mutt be paid before the 16. ^ pj
of .September nut.    If not paid prior to tbi &,(  0|
date,  tbty will be placed a« the bands of
lawyer for coUeotioa.
F. F. NfiU-OK-
Port Moody, Aug. 28, KM,
aU atwuntt doe   to th« titt
matt bt settled up by the 15th of lirpts
next.      Otherwise   tUpt  will   bt take* '<    lnnI
their collection. • j. rot     t
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Cohan, it wall worthy of fatrraaai.
■an, maaiilactnred by Yietjen k Laivy, of
Victoria. .   . •
Ma. l>- B. Grant Is now handling,
tab tnd retail, the celebrated "T. * L."
arrival from Victoria do Tuesday evenlne.
with a cargo of general freight, .she Ult
again tht aame evening.
Truss will be a weial dance aud liouie-
wamiag at Mr. Oto. Tltpjnpsun'. new real-
isrtui. an Uondar evening Ther.- la* good
road from the railway to tiie house, starting
at Mr. Wiatettutt't large building.
Thk yacht "Lotoi," of Seattle, which left
Port Moody on the 4th initant, wat misting
for eight da/a, and grave feari were entertained tbat the had been lost. We are
pleased to learn that the arrived safely in
Seattle a few dayi ago, hiving been becalmed
off one of the islandt in the Strait, of Kn. a.
Tbi government tteamer "Sir James
Douglas' arrived at Port Moody on Wednesday evening, having on board Lieut Governor
Cornwall and family and Premier Smithe.
Tba Hiitinguishoaf party left for Anhcroft hy
Thursday morning's train, which wat delayed uetrly two boura for their convenience.
Bsv. Mb. Alls* writea that on aacount of
the pouring rain on last Saturday afternoon
bt wat aot able to fill hia appointment, but
expects to be here next Sunday. He was
doubly disappointed because he had a Very
ire sermon which he thought would be tp-
prtciatad after tuch a bug rainy action.
TirriN'a tbiafle mill it ruoning to its full
capacity, and orders art coming In faster
than tbey can be filled. Aliout the ead of
next week it ia expected the sawmill will also be in full blast, aa a large force of men are
at present employed ia ratting up the machinery and shaftings.
Thi Island Railwa't.—It is ita ted by a
Victoria paper, on what ii said to be good
authority, that the contract for a 20-mile
section of the Island railway will Ire let in a
few dayt. Thie section is un the Nanaimo
end of the line, and the work will be pushed
forward aa rapidly ts possible.
Mr. C. D. Rand, the well-known real estate broker, of New Westminster, hit
formed a co-partnership with Mr. It. Lipsett
of Victoria, and they have opened an office
on Government Street, in that city. We are
pleased to an Mr. Rand extending hii connexion, and wiih the new firm much success.
Sdmiiay'sSikvick.— Itev. Mr. Allen failed
to connect on Sunday, tnd the meeting wat
taken in charge by Mr. .lames Orr, who delivers*, a. »h»r« but impreearve exhortation.
Some singing waa indulged in and tbe audience disported. Suiidty school was held st
the usual hour and was well attended. The
day was very disagreeable.
Quits Cokbkct.—Onr ancient morning
contemporariea are at present engaged iu a
discussion aa to whether investors in Port
Moody property should be reimbursed or
compensated for loss they may sustain in the
event of the terminus being located at some
other point further down thn Inlet. It will
Ire toon onough tu ductus such a proposition
when the change has really been made.—
Victoria 'Timet.
Railway Noras.—- The track is now laid
ten miles beyondSpence's Bridge, hut regular
trains do not run Beyond   that place A
gauu of men are doing repairs on the bridge
st Pitt river... .Ned Austiu has been ev-
ouerated from all blame in connection witb
Ihe recent collision st Squakiim Lake, and
lias relumed hit old poet at tbe lever of the
Nicola Conductor M unset hai been removed.
Ma. WHiTTAKtt, of Port Moody, claims
tbat his evidence in a case before the County
Court in New Westminster on Thursday
last, was not correctly reported ill the "Guardian.''- Ha) has paid four instalments instead
of two at stated, and hat been earning up
.wards of |70 per month, instead of $6fi. One
would infer from the evidence publiihed tbit
Mr. Wbitttker wished to avoid paying the
debt, when the exact opposite ia the case.
He only aaked for time, and the privilege of
paying in monthly instalments.
"As Ootiidbb's OriHion."—The Victoria
"'inset oopiea from the Manitoba Mountaineer,
•rr article showing the great superiority Of
Coal Harbor ortr Port Moody, and' states
tbat tbe editor of tht Mountaineer spent laat
winter in Wustniiiiiter, for Iii. health, and
certainly ought to knew whereof he tpetks.
Well, the editor of the Mountaineer is a low •
Inailed chap named Galhraith, who ;ienl
Iwt winter (for hit health) iu the cellar
whence the Columbian ia issued, and we art
quits sura hi never taw Pin t Moody ; but it
is not at all surprising that he should imbibe
Robtoaian ideal on terminal subjects.
Thi proprietor! of tht Caledonia Hotel are
Baking inbstantial iinprovemeu.: imam!
their premises. The roadway from the house
tc the railway crocing ia being covered with
• coating of gravel taken from the tide fla :,
Uld it is the belt material for making roadi
•ait can be -found. It is a shelly substance
bat paoks at hard at granite, and can be
nd in such quantities, and to handy, that
•nr future city should possess the finest
treeta on the mainland. That portion ofQneen
r'roet between Clarke Street and the railway
I also being put in good order far winter.
I'IBSONAL,—Mr, Louis Cartier, who came
1 Port Moody with Dr. Langis a few
oaths ago, Has gone to Victoria, whence
r will sail thia evening for Ssn Francisco,
r. Cartter Iui made many friends during
. stay in Port  Moody and his departure
ill be regretted We regret to announce
at owing to tht IHneat of her father, Mrs.
■ Heslop hat decided to return to Auatra-
She expects to sail the latter part of
tober, tnd will probably remain away up-
irdi of a year. ' Mrs. Heslop will be much
■ted, especially at onr social gatherings,
th io many of which the haa been identified
ring tht past year.
. Plo.vir.it Gons. —We regret to state
t on Saturday evening, Mr. George
•on, formerly of ChlUtwiok, and an old
•tralian and Cariboo miner, auddenly ex
>d as ha waa about to go into supper at
Cosmopolitan Hotel. Mr. Gibson waa
st 50 yean of age, unmarried, and waa
ily respected by all wbo knew him. He
engaged with Mr. Watson's locating
;y tad earner the Kamloops sick a few
QjUlsX NhdSIi,—Tht Iseu continued
wet wntber haa had a demoralizing effect on
the Clarke roul, and if some ttepa are not
taken to -ta.-el it, in two month, it will be
impassable. It's true, there ii a man con-
etautly employed ou tiae road, but he is not
furnished with the proper material, for road-
making, .shoveling mud int.. a mudhole it a
nitre na* to of. time uul money. W hat i.
needed is a horse and cart, so that gra'-el
may Ire hauled upon tbe road. There ire
convenient deposits of gravel along the Mid.
■ml in additional expense of (ISO or film
would make the I'larke road one of the Ult
in the district We hope the Government
will see fit to attend to this matter.
''Road Cosxtsii-iiov— We letni from
a gentleman »bo lately returned from the
Kagle Pan, that tbe toad party, under the
stMtrgstte su|>eriiiteiideiice ol Wright, not-
wlth.itndlng incessant nine, hid reached
a point about six unlet from tlie Colurnhu
nver, MJthat iticotiipletioti »i!l In: tffei ted
in a month. The lakes are cniased by
means of large scows capable of couveying
tin: lar<'-.t freight wagons and horses.
Considerable travel hai already set in from
the eut, and it it reported thtt several
I'lii'lrcd rriuii, at present working on the
railway line iu the Roeky Mountains, wi'l
make British Columbia their home, as soon
as operations terminate on the approach of
winter. Tim mud passes through a licit
a magnificent timber, consisting of hemlock,
lir, birch, cedar and white pine, and affords
in certain localities, scenery of the most
striking character.    Inland Sentinel.
Thi Bridoe Rivkr Gold Mines.— Raim
have interfered with the working a good deal
hereto, but the niinert tre now at vaork in
real earnest taking out good pay, and in apite
of all rumors nays a correspondent of the
"Columbian,' it is going to be a good camp.
They have found diggings iu the banks.
Amongst irnne of the lucky men are J. R.
Willams, Kelson ft Newton, McGreggor 4
Vader, Kiley, Walter * Man, WaJsworth ft
Rutherford, uud many others that are doing
well, and an- perfectly satisfied. There are
many men who ieftdisgu.it.--d with the mil es
and said tbere was no gold. One cose in
point; a man gave away bin claim and sold
his sluice boxes for jl a set, and tbe pur-
chanra commenced to take out good pay
almost immediately, continuing to do soup to
lost advices from there, Ont thing looks
well, the miners do not tsk for credit,
they bring the dust with them to purchase
their supplies. The cropaare ail cut, a far
yield and big prices. New whest ia being
brojght forty miles to this place. Things in
general are healthy.—Cor. Victor'a Times.
Port Moonv ah seen in Ki.iii.and.— The
following is from the Canadian OazrUc o*
Augutt L'Htb, the most reliable paper in
England, on Canadian affairs:—"No confir
in; run has been received—and we strongly
suspect that none is forthcoming—of the
rumour given last week that the terminus
of the Canadian Pacific Itailwav is to be
removed from Port Moody to Coal Harbour.
We disbelieve the rumour because the relative merits of the two places—they are
only about  eight miles   apart—were  fully
gone into by all those who had the right to
ave a voice in the decision before a decision
was given in favour of Port Moody. The
former is, it is true, a fow miles nearer the
actual ocean; but, in point of economy, it is
much cheaper for the vessels to come to the
railway than for the railway to go to the
vessels. But the one is an open roadstead,
with poor anchorage, and would require an
expensive breakwater, while the other is a
naturally protected harbour, 'the one has
little or no level ground in its neighbourhood; the other, with a small outlay in
dyking, wouhl possess ample area for the
terminal faojiities required by a vast' system
of railways. Tho liuo already is at fort
Moody; to carry it nn several miles farther
to Coal Harbour must necessarily cost a considerable sum, for the expen'diture of which
we are not at present aware nf any sufficient
causo. We arc, therefore, inclined to surmise that the rumoured change rests more on
land speculators'   mriiiieiivres than ou fact."
The AKHONAirTs.— The ballooniits in
scarcli of the slcy terminus of the 0, P. K.,
mentioned in lust week's Gazette, have been
heard from. After having Port Hammond
they proceeded up the line till above Emory,
and here one of the tno tell overheard, from
leaning too far out to see thu remains of a
boom he left there some years ago. He was
picked up, badly mangled, but still alive,
and at last reports was truly repentant. Tbe
other two journeyed on and reached the moon
early next morning. The man stulioned
there said his country wouldn't do for a ter-
miuus, as it labored under the same disadvantages as Coal Harbor—lack of fresh water and population. Ho advised them to pass
ou, merely lemarking to honest .lohn that be
needn't send the "Columbian" any lunger, as
ho was taking the I'ort Moody Gazette anrl
to got all the reliable information going.
From the moon they iniled on tn Mari, and
found that gentleman in perihelion and on
hii muscle. lie nunouncod that they couldn't
planet to ring in any bogus terminus on his
sphere, or on his sword either, for that matter, and they'd better move along if they
didn't want to ace more stars than their contract called for. Consequently the tourist!
did uot tit up, but pitted on to the next Ita-
tion—tht Milky ^'ay. Here they found the
person who supplies "pap" to the "Columbian" and "Colonist," und honest John laid
iu a large supply ; Mc. sampled the mixture,
and declared it food fit for the gods. Not
being accustomed to it, however, he soon became unwell, and was relnctantly compelled
to turn over a large contribution to 1 itcea,
which they relished mightily. Venui wis
tat ndxt-point gained, but on t.tir object
being learned, that lady announced tbat ihe
liH'ln t lost any terminus, and didn't want to
find una; Port Moody was good enough and
near enough for her, and they'd better skip,
for if Vulcan came home from the shop and
found them a-fooliu' round, he'd mash 'Am
with the big sledge. Not having any time
for a game of "old sledge" just then, our
auronauts set sail for the Pleiades, where
they received bnt a cool reception from the
seven sisters. These laities said they had
got along for tome time without a terminus,
and guested they could stand it a little while
longer, but if they found their business required one they'd move to i'or- Moody and
buy a block of lots on the Clarke property.
By this time onr travellers wero becoming
tired, and were juat about to give up in despair, when honest John was struck by an
idea and knocked silly for several minutes.
After being revived and questioned, be said
it would be a great scheme to locate the ter-
To the Ldltor Qaiette -.
Tht long continued liege of Port Moody
("/'ok Admiral "Columbian") has hitherto
and ia yet regarded with calmness and some
degree of imuseiocnt by the citizens, who
have the assurance that it is fortified by the
hand ol Nature against tire strongest entmy
Hor..--.er, tbit last editorial of the IStta inst
Mem. to be tlie "atra* that hint I the
camel's back;" not that there it auy probability of it doing any Ittiary to Pert stood*,
hot of tbe estimate be (ed.   Col.) put. on the
inihJie intelligence. He insist, tbat Mr Van
H' me and Mr. fTlilttnktik both i.id tbe
teiiniinis would go lol-ajal Harbor, and the,,
la}». "The lierfeet agreement of thr
K>iit|.uieM i,i re>|*'t to the eilensiou should
ntisfy ever) body on that point.''
He baa quit arguments, aud now implo es
the incredulous people to lielieve. Well, Ic
ne consider what hinji. T»o gentlemen
assert the same thing. Whit l remarkable
cuincideiioe this is, especially when oue of
these gentlemen hss no more tuthority for
making such assertions than tbe editor of the
"Columbian,' and the otlier (Mr. Vim
Home i could not have said so, even ii it was
extremely probable, til! it was first passed at
a meeting of the ilireetorate of the i'. I'. Jt,
Syndicate; then afterwards ptofll a of the
said exteu.iot, with maps uf surrounding
country, would require to be deposited witli
the Ilomiiiii'ii Government and sanction
given by tbat Government. Again, wa arc
told that the lloiniiinuj Gov:- -iiment surrendered the lands West of IV t Moody to tht
local Government, a few mo'itbs ago; also
that tbe "syndicate had thought long ago of
extending the railway to Coal Il.-.rbor,' and
that the only trouble now was to provide
lauds for terminal works at the last-named
place. Now these are three extraordinary
statements to come together in the same
What weak, imbecile statesmen these
Federal ministers are, and what shortsighted, forgetful fellows are President
Stephen nnd hi-; a sociates. Their n smory
has b i ;oinc very morbid; they neve,- thought
of reminding tbe Dm : [on Government that
they were going tt ext ,d tlie marl to Coal
Harbor till the land wus given away; for,
recollect, there is prov' ion in the contract
between the Government and Syndicate,
whereby the latter can get all the land they
require for railway purposes at the termini
of the main li ie, and likewise for branch
lines and branch line termini, provided such
1" id is vested in tbe Government. But they
have let all this slip; they have fo: gotten the
lilreral provision in their contract, and are
now obliged to apply to thn local Government for land for terminal purposes.
How let us consider the natural advantages
of botli places in one or two respects: Any
person taking the trouble to look at I e
map, or of goiti?; there • id inspecting for
himself, will find thst the little peninsula
(which is from 300 to 350 yards wide ut
Granville) between Coal Hubor and False
Creek is hardly Isrgo enough for the C.P. II.
yards, (including yards for side-tracks and
stock-yards) and the other terminal works.
Therefore, in the event of the terminus being
tbere, the greater part of the city would unavoidably be south of the False Cree :. Just
imagine the citizens navigating False Creek
(which is from oue to one ami & hulf miles
wide) with rafts to and from the railway
station, and getting their consignment of
grinds by this perilous method of navigation.
Tin* one condition is enough in itself to
prove that a city of any importance cannot
lie situated there.
It is a well-known fact tbat a city at any
otlier place on Burrard Inlet but Port Moody,
cannot be well fortified. Tbe only mound
tliat could be utilised Wing in the viuiuity
of Moodyville, which is from three to four
miles distant from where Vantfuter would
be situated; and thnt would be of no use', for
the enemy could throw then-shell, in across
the narrow point of land from Knglish Hay
without coming through tbe first narrows at
all. So helpless Vniiru/urr (which would bt
the key to the Pacific Province) con! I be laid
desolate in a fow hours, before our w-nr ships
could steam out of the North Ann (naval.
Btatiun) to the rescue.
The adaptability of Port Moody in these
respects is unquestionable. The North Arm
of the Inlet has no rival as a fume nnval
station on tbe Pacific coast; there is uo other
suitable place on the mainland; and just im-
iiied lately east, or on the Port Mi orly side of
the Xortli Ann, the inlet narrows to less
than oue mile, at which p"int there are two
Government reserves, one at the point of
land lying between the North Arm ami Port
Moody, and tbe other nearly opposite on the
• .Un i--rde of the inlet; h tb of which arc admirably situated and elevated, and most perfect .itei for fortresses.
"Oh," but sonre people say, "what hns
tbe Ftdtra] Government to do with it; it is
all to be decided by thu Syndicate." Ves,
tlie Federal Government his all fo do with
the locating of tht future metropolis of tbe
western part of the Dominion uf Canada, ami
wiao admiuiatratron on this matter is the
the greatest boon the Syndicate could receive.
It is a question which involves national interests. V. ith regard to this queiunn, the
Federal Government is not only responsible
to the people ot this country, but to the Imperial Government.
Yours truly,
A Vktebn Stavkr.
Port Moody, Sept. Hi, '84.
Mobmso Adeertisrr, Aug. 19.
The "exploitation' of mil .ral oil and
naphtha on the welt shore si the Caspian,
» here it hat been used aa a fuel and a means
of obtaining artificial light for thousands of
years, occupies just now aoonai lerable ipacc
in the newapape-r Pies* of Kngland; and no
doubt the tune is coming w ben Western Asm
and Ki.t.rn Ec-,,,*. „,|| get ,)] ,)„ ,,,, ,h,.v
mod from Baku Inttttd ol Irom Penn.vlvinia
Bntit Ita mistake to .up;s,se tiu-orl'i-r , iB
mg iata ".mtneic: (ur the tint time. It has
betO cx|.oif d Iran the I'auca.ns by caiavan,
ai.d r.-ally tbo thtafl (rata goat' .kins to
tanks on Iwird stein,,-:- anl on r.rlwry
trucks ii • matter f detail rather tban '
principle, Hut what should interest Englishmen quite ai much as the deielopm.-ut of
tb. ai ,»ntly known ind, lor long, taptr-
slitioi.slv regarded depu.itt on the shores of
ti" I | ran Sea, is the discover) of the aame
sort ol oil, i.i better illuminuting quali y,
iu tin c .uiae of n rovlof the roads and
making Dm railroad leading from Sind
through Biluchutan rn the direction at least
of Isiidahar. 'line di.civery bul. fairt ■ pay
in a very ihort tune ill the cost of making
the railway which the present t..neminent
abandoned U soon la il came into "like, and
Iras now resumed in such bot haste. And
the Government of India seems tu be wisely
dcterini ied thut it aud no nu re private
speculators snail reap the benefit of "the
find." It has lent to America for plain,
Whioh will be ou the spot before the end of
tlie year, aud though ii will probably not go
so far us to work tho deposits as a Govern
nieut in inaptly, it will open them out to
Companies with adequate capital. There i.
an immense opening ni India for earth oil,
not meiely as an llhiininant, hut aa a
lubricant, and we venture to predict th tin
a country iu which timber has become so
scarce,and in which coal is found so sparsely,
earth oil obtained from the Liluclii border
«ill be. used as a fuel for machinery to a i
ur esampled extent. Tl us there will be a
great market alrnort on the spot for the pro
The lawyer, of Mme.Patti and Marquu da>
JCiui hive trranged that tbe latter shall join
I with 1'atti in au application to tire I'ivorce
| Tribunal, which, it is now expected, will
| give its assent to their legal separation
Tbe Freeman's Journal intimates that Mr.
George O. Trevelyan, Chief Secretary for
Ireland, will ejected Baion Carlingford it
I.ord irivv .Seal on the retirement of the
The ability of a human being to exist for
Cjueeu Victoria has gone to Balmoral.
The Czar .tailed for Warsaw aoou after
midnight on the Hud hut.      Hii  arrival at
Warsaw lias not been pasto*a*4ai.
It ia re[K,rt*d that Prisot Biamsrck will
leave Varzin for Berlin preaeutlv in order to
ac. "icpany Kmperor William to'Warsaw,
Tlie Eaeteni /elegrapli Crania; hss given
li'.tic; that the land wires to T,eii Tan, an I
Pekin are interrupted.
J In: Etnptror Prtoeii tneoeh rill meet tbi 11**»| perioal without natural 6od hat been
Cau at Skieruevic in tin middle of tl.ia'agsin demonstrated in a recent instance,
ne,inn Kuqieror William wil] not be pr.». - which has been investigated with much in
tfJt I terett by the Austrian  doctor..    A  peasant
Notwithstanding  the  cholera   scare   t'.e   «im.n lo.t ber   wty in a  Bohemian fore-t,
Mat it de-e-nbed as  being io   many places i ■1'rd wai unable to return to her bomt.    She
wtiider-I m.iiy mile, sud st length sink
I »n ixlraustcd, snd waa ueconscioui and
.cable to respond when ber iieigbbori went
through tbe forett looking tnd railing for
her Parties of villagers continued to search
■ I in vain, and at the olid of a month
1.'. Ilussian imrwriil oider, the delivery of iJ'1 hops of finding her alive waa abandoned
th. i works , ,| li.iilirferent author., native and |''" thi -forty sixth day after bbe bad been
Ion ign. to libraries and public read.,.^ r.oie Uxtt, tjht waa discoiiicd by o.cideiit. Tbe
ia strictly prohibited, us well as of ei"nt poor woman was still alive, but was iu t
Husaiau newspaper.. pitiable   condition.    She had subsisted ta-
Tue Countess IV La Torre was fined the | tireiy by sucking dew   from the leaves  a
other day, at the rate of ten shillings a dav, 1''.V eating grass.     When    found,  she  was
for keeping ill cat. and dogs on  her prenii-  Mrroandtd by t number of half fain si.td
The j 'oxei, evidently awaiting her death.
The relations between the Vatican ai    'be
near Paris a. h'fthy a. a reeking -.
Mi ' harle. Manby, builder ofthe Aircn
Manbv. tbe tint iron statasMT which eier
went to sea, died lately. He had been Secretary to tha  britiah College „f l.'ml   hug,.
ses   in    Pembroke   square,   I^rdon
ueighbors considered it a nuisauee.
.Several French papers announce tbat the
real object of the King of Sweden's visit to
England was to settle the preliminsries of a
marriage between his saeottd son, Prince Oa
car, and the Princess l.-.m-. of Wales.
Queen Victoria lias pretty well recovered
from the accident to her knee, although she
cannot walk as she did, and the loss for so
long a time of lier usual active exercises has
had an unfavorable influence on lur health.
Chi lera is mining the Parisians and making the fortune of the London hotel and
boarding-house keepers. Altogether there
were 14,000 more visitors in the gay citv in
July last year than in tbe same month this
Ten anil fifteen year oid  girls, who are
ducts o.' the petrol um springs of the Biluch j Afreat singers at then- work, earn twelve cen
and Paths i borderland. lor a day's work of seventeen hours in t.
But wc must lo.,k a little further. The , "'"' factories of I ,.lv; by a frugal system
an runt of capital that hoi recently been!. -
v ml nt Ma'i near 'Jaku has led to .e
working o," air ther and rich deposit in tiie
is nd of L'iielekcn. also known for many
year . Now the w hole country south of the
(jeor ian Caucasus, anil stretching away to
the H'-ulii Ku li, is very much the s me.
Limestone, primary rocks, con-jomerate,
and hideous des rts of sand very sparsely
watered,   are  common   to the   north-west,
fr   .tier of India. Similarly there is throiwh-! to Prinot    ismtrck the design to create a po
out   re whole region a notable saltncsi even ; litical    blockade     against     England     by
of   the powers, un-
iro-operati'iu tbey expend only one-ball 11.
daily income, and so manage to lay up mo ;e
in tiie savings banks against a rainy day.
London'Truth" asserts that Baron'Car-
lingford, Lord Privy Seal, will shortly resign
his Cabinet position and retire to private
life. The coiuliti i of Iris health leads him
to coiitempla i '.! i: step. It is r ohoble
that his successor will he I.ord lloselier y.
The "Xorth German  Ga-ette" attributes
ness even :
re only where it is I.    "'lnK
in the running water,
de iv d from springs in the lini stone or from
melted snow-n. As it is on the Caspian shores
so it Is on the 8hor sk desert south nf
Candahar, mill iu the Ksch-Gundava desert
south of the Bolau Pass. Tile dc e-t in the
et ; of Pi , connect! g the two are likewise s It deserts, formerly covered with inland seas, like lhe C ipian, but now dried
up as the Caspian is s; id to bo dwindling,
There is thus good reason to believe that
mineral oil exists at greater or Icsh depth
throughout the whole region, hut of course
it will only pay to work it near rail or water
le.      her   egotistical    policy    of    colonial
extension is aba   loned.
Se. FbADOISOO, Advices *by the steamer
City of Tokio, f..irn Hung Kong, are to the
effect that the German Ouvea*nmentiaanUin ;
in its :. injects who are in the Chinese service. Lieut. Haginclever, instructo • in the
torpedo school at Wei-I e-Wei, on the
northwestern coat of the province of Chang-
'Tung, lias been ordered to resign. The English employees of the Chinese Beet have resigned.
The Journal del Dials is publishing
ca -iage,    'lliu   Indus,  however, is as good j series of articles in  which the French naval
a silent highway as the  Volga; we   have,
thanks to a political necessity, a   railway as
close to the oil springs lhat have Ir/eii found
as the Poti-'Tiilis-Baku line is t-i the Caspian
springs; labour i- even cheaper towards India
than it is towards Hussia, and on the whole
thore seems every reason   tn believe  that
Russia and America can  both he  met an i
beaten in thu oil trade in the bazaars of am.
svstein is subjected to merciless criticism.
The writer declares tLat the French fleet is
totally inefficient for a great war.
It is believe 1 that Admiral Cimrbct, with
bis licet, is near Hainan, out of the track of
passing vested, und that he is engaged in
making such repairs to his ships as the engagements at Koelung and Foo-C'liow have
rendered necessary.    The attack on Keeluug
two hundred  millions of fell'iu-aubjects in | w-ns prompted by the deure to obtain posses'
Hindustan,    if oil can be carried at a Profi    sion of the c al mines,  which  would prove
from Baku hundreds of miles np tbo \ olgu,   extremely useful to the French in case w
anrl even then  along the  Russian railways, j was declared  and the neutral ports closed,
it can sorely he with  equal fauiiity carried  The Chinese 'rostrated this scheme by flood-
hundreds nf miles up the iniiu*, ami from J ing tbe mines snd destroying the pumping
the Imlus Valley Railway to the Punjab and  mtchintry. 'The Government denies that the
Barorla ai'ri Central Indian linei.    When the : Flench licet is again shelling Keelung.
Government hna  shown tbat the  oil exists |     An.'ther illustration ol the prevalent dvna-
iu paying quantities near to cheap transit  mlta'fright in Europe is furnished from Aus
there will he no lack tf capital tu carry onltria.   Two men, supposed to he anarchists,      Par Gave Him a  Dose.—As O'Donovan
the works on the most improved principles, j were srrested at  Pesrh just as they ware I was taking his leave   Iiumas complimented
republic of lost* Kica have Wen rupi
M. Vslfre, the Papal Nuncio, wbo waa i
to proceed to t'otta Pica, haa been orde
remain in Home.
'file London papers are making pri
is for reporting the progress of I
i\ olstlty't campaign in the Soudan. A
the correspondents who have started or »r.
about to start are Mr. I'earce of the Lail/f
Seies, Mr. J. A. Cameron of the Standard,
Mr. .Melton Prior of the JlluslnUtd London
Mens, anrl Col. Burleigh of the Daily Tele-
■jri'iih. These gentlemen are old war corre-
spondente. Mr. Cameron wu with Baker
Pasha in his ill-fated attempt to chastise EI
Mahdi alter Hicks Pasha's defeat, -and for
some months Csmeron was missing and was
supposed to he dead. .Mr. Priors illustrations of African war scenes have been
familiar features of the llliistraied London
A' at for some yeors. Co1. Burleigh has seen
ai_ much campaigning in Egypt as Gen,
Wolseley himself, and especially distinguished himself by sending the news of Gen.
Wolseley s victory st Tel-el-Kebir to hit
paper twenty-four hours ahead of all com-
flespite the sneers of military men at the
reported success ol (,'apt. Ilcnard's halloon-
stecring apparatus; the French War Office
has been warned that various- Rtropean
Governments haft sent confidential amenta
trr Men.Ion, where Capt. Iienard'a experiments have been marie, to discover the secret
ol his invention. The French officials have
i-rie i orders toarrett all suspicions-looking
oh ervers, ami threaten to treat them as
A number of weddings iu high life are arranged to take place during the autumn.
The grandest of the approaching nuptial
events will be the marriage of Lord Stafford
t" Lady MJJJIcent, daughter of the Barl of
Rosslyn. The bridegroom is the-cldest
living son ami heir of tire Duke of Sutherland
He is :|.'I years old, was formerly a Lieutenant in the Second Life Guards, and is new a
member of Ptrlimtnt for .Sutherland county.
Tbe bride is only 17 vein's old, ind is as lovely
as she is youthful. The guests will include
some of the highest nobility in Kngland, and,
as the Prince anil Princess of Wales are to bo
present, invitations to the wedding ire
eagerly sought.
Farl Spencer has notified the 'Town
Council ol Limerick that unless they agree to
levy ratesforextra police duty within a month
tb" law- will be rigorously enforced. A called
mee.uig of tbe Council passed resolutions
disregarding ths Lord-Lieiitentnt's notification. A committee was appointed to frame
a reply to Karl Spencer's note. Jt is expected that if tiie Council continues its resistance the arrest and imprisonment of its
members will follow.
Ami that it duis exist in vast quantities no
one who has compared the geological maps
nf the Caspian shore ntid ol Western
Pennsylvania irrtli tb -so of our Biluch protectorate can well doubt.
ks ago.    Ho was attended   by Dr. Tun-
I on Saturday morning; he teemed worse
hie head appeared affectasi. The deed Was » native of Ireland. Death
•d by congestion of the brain. His
•»! ta charge nf undertaken Gordon
took place from tha   Cosmopolitan
minua ou a comet, because then they could
always have a tale ready-made, and it would
be thicker than some qf the tales in recent
issues of the "Columbian." Mc. raised an
objection, and said Coal Harbor waa just aa
good a place as a comet for a terminus; in
fact, he d been chasing the dtimgaatcd terminus Jong enough, and didn't propose to
speculate in cometary corner lots—not this
season ; "in fact," he said, "you can't comet
over me that way, c'ohii, and I'm going to
let out gas and drop on Port Moody like t
ton of summer squash." With that ne
polled the string, and the balloon began to
jail so rapidly through space that the man in
the moon, who Had got himself pretty full
that nigfit, lost sight of it entirely, and we
may look for its arrival here at any moment.
Recently the Doecaitlo estate, comprising Bottreaux Castle, building sites,
farms, meadows, orchsrds, At,, in all 1,000
acres, and nearly the whole of tho town of
Botcastle, in Cornwall, with the harbor,
quays, and minerals on the the land, was
offered fnr public sale at the City Auction
Mart, Tokonhotisc yard, hy Mr. K. Fox
(Meaen. Fox k Bouitield), who stated that
the history of Boscastle was that of tho
boundary of tbe border land lo hotly con
tested between tho Saxons and the Celts, and
as eafly as the fifth century it was u der
the sway of King Arthur, the ruins of whose
castle crowned tbo hill top of Tiutagcl, close
Among the title deeds in the present
vendor's possession was a confirmation under
the great seal of Queen Elizabeth, dated
Feb. l'i, Ifi83, of the grant by Edward II.
in 1312 of all the markets ami fairs of
Bottreaux Castle, the ancient seat of the Norman French family of Bottrell, or Bottreaux,
who settled here in the reign of Heury 11.,
and fought among the rebel barons against
Henry III. in 1264. The sale included a
a moiety of the advowson to the rectoriea of
Forrabury and Minister, both with their
churches on the estate. The bidding, which
commenced with an offer of £30,000, did not
advance beyond £55,000, which was below
the reserve price and the property was not
The "Times'" Foo-Chow despatch reports
the city and European settlement quiet.
The English Vice Consul has returned to the
Pagoda under a Chinese guard. The Consul
wiil soou return. The Chinese are repairing
their dematitled forts. Order is only maintained by the presence of the British aud
American fleets. The Chinese merchant
fleet sold to the Messrs. Russel cn.isted of
twenty-six steamers, aggregating 23.544 tonnage. Tbe company was started 12 years
ago, and was under the patronage of Li
Hung Chang, who obtained loam from the
Tbe work of deepenUgthe WellandCsnsl to  ?T.er,nme,">: ^"ho'n ih±c?I".P^y "Is.io
A law.-ui*. orttitaMiiiiL.'Siinio.-.iriJii'.'L'Ir'Ni'.-iits
of the roiiia-iti-* a*- ,v**ll na of the hhnirt Was
ju.it come to ;iti nod, if tlirru l»* uny fiinliiy '
pduibla in liti#itiiin,  ami especially in liti-
fffttiotl over n pecuniary prize of largeexfent.
The Utftwfll and teatament of tho Via mte
Kuinart <!e Hnni'iit has occupied tho  fttep*
tlou of iateral ofinrta of law in Kngland nod
Krnnce for some yearit past, and the decision I
is one that ajTeotl persons « ho aie Hlitinst at j
tin* two extremes of the s -cinl   losli*.    The ,
facta of the usee li'1 in n ountparatively uoatl
com pane.    The (le.-ea-te*! Dnbteitian WM  als » I
a man of bujatjoattL ami tlie   (-utility   of  the I
wines grown by bin. in ('hampagin waa the
'oundntioii of a [afge fortune.    He wan the |
baabaod of a   lady   of    Kngliab extraction
whole name WiiHofti n heard in the days of the
Second Kntpirc.    Minnie Shepherd Ip aaid to
have refused the hand'of the cy-I-.iiipt-ior and
of Ktnile de tilrdin oefon; afai  arc.jpted    the
position of Vi*looitaaav Kuinart da Brimmt,
The marriage va.1*,however, an unhappy on*,
aud the ill matched   pair   hoou   separated,
Tht* VicuintcHKe had a political mifan in Parte,
and her husband u-uiaiued   at   his country
house in Champagne wheit*thegos*,ipacrrdit
him with dividing his (inn* between   dchuU*
chery and devotion, hut ..ith giving an  unequal ahare 1 > the former.    He was   a  man
ut s,   dii',' hu iuesa capacity iu npile of   many
eccentricities,    lie deaired toa<'.>pt a  child
named Marie Kiboldi, aud hnd her oducated
in a convent. There is aome myatery as tothe
manner in which he Itccauie ac-juainted with
what he styled 'Weii/ont du miracle," but it
appears that Marie waa one of three children
of Italian extraction, and that   her   mother,
by reaa* \ of the direst poverty,  transferred
her when about three yeara old to the care of
the Vtconite de Briunmt, hy whom ahe   was
brought ap.    Of her two   brothers   ono became a   weaver at Farnworth and another
followed a similar  career at  Bury.    When
the Vioomte made his last will he was unable
formally to adopt the girl as his heiress, but
he evaded the difficulty by leaving  such   of
Hia property as was available for the purpose
to his brother in trust for Marie Riboldi, who
thus, in becoming the heiress of about eight
million francs, nret learned the true story
of her parentage. An interesting and amiable
trait in her character is that she immediately
took steps, which were successful to trace
her brothers in order that they might   have
a portion in her prosperity.    The Vicomtesse
de Iirimont   and    the   next   of   kin,    the
Vicomte Catmlle dTnfreville, naturally did
not re-jard the testamentary disposition of
the deceaaed aobleman with favour,   and   a
vigorous fight was made against it. The case
was carried from court to court, although the
task of invalidating a document executed by
leaving n train which had come from Vienna.
They Fad in their puaaessioo a mylterioui
piece   of meehanitm, which they guarded
j uitb great care, and which  was aaaumed to
| be aome new My}-- of infernal machine.   The
| two inspect! and their baggage was put upon
another train nnd taken luck under a heavy
1 guard to Vienna,   There they were exam in- \
led before a magistrate, and  it  turned out
that their "infernal machine" wns .mly anew j
stylo of conking apparatus,    It is ■*, new.
| faugled Btovi of their own invention for burn- ,
• ing mineral oil.
I    At   the   laat  drawings of   thu  National !
: Lottery In Spain the empl »yees charged with j
tha detaila id the bu-dnesi forgot  t i pul  in ■
the urn a thousai i numben.  the  Govern
ment annulled the drawing and
another on the following da,      It h
that an [adit Ido d who had been  a i
him ou his French, saying that he a oke the
language well for an Irishman. ''.Ve are
BOtall uncivilized there," said ODmovan,
*'aml I ain proud to meet you and to tell yon
how much you arc prized iu my country.
It is yeara since 1 made the acquaintance of
one ot your family there, I became very intimate with bim, and I am indebted to him
formany hours ol delightful enjoyment,"
"Oui or my family? This is astonishing.
Iii- er heard of any of them who went t>
Ireland. There moat be aome mistake."
"No mistake, 1 assure yon. He is*-well
known there and a groat favorite." "You
have let my curioaity on lire. Name him,
pray.'    "1.     oonl     UonC Cri ito '   The
I'.midcd   off   bia   seat,
dured  °augbt 0'Don ran in hia anna, hugged him
,! .jj   to his broa   breast   and Idaaed  him mi La
cheeka.   Then, holding bin. back from him.
player, without any  luck, tor twenty-two  '" looked at   htm with   a; with
yeara, won one of tbeblgpriaea, and [ai i    Wumpb and^la^aaa, and eAlaimed: ■ fou
solable,    He means to ine the Government    •v,-ll^'r* '"> cMld.tha •>'sh •■"■  r1"1 un*
KoUadffold iaroadi by easting an togol oi
braaa, and ■.■• Idle tins is f-tiii hot pouring n\ ou
ita thin   layer of gold alloy,   Tht ingot,
A YOUNti Ultd.'> Km'AI'K IN
mH'th sea im.anpn,
n     I wns never paid a h ghei qam
pliment in my life
dd    is   forced    between   >tc*'l   '    Ihl-.
until   a   long,  thin ribbon  fa   produced,   of
j which the proportion of gold and brass le the
aameaanftbt Ingot.   Tha percentage of gold |
is reduced as low .is two .um three per cent   :     Tht following is the   aajbttaace of a  eon-
Tins rolled (.-old is uned 111 iiiakiiig cUm* "..'i. n with an "uld trader" l*t*een
bracelets ami watch obalna, and rusts but IQueenaland aud aome of the 1'olyDenau
little more than brass.    It ween from one to [groupa : There might  be -tome  forty  schoo-
ten yeara.
It conveys au idea of the lucrativeness ui
high places in Kngland in "the good old day*"
that in lo'lM the then Attorney*-ieneral
stated in the House of Commons that the late
Lord Kllenborough had refused $400,00(1 for
the oflioo in his gift of Chief Clerk of the
Court of Kiiig's Bench. When Lord Kllenborough heard that it was vacant be was on
horseback, and, alighting, he wrote in pencil
on hia saddle his son's appointment, the
groom being witness. The place—a complete
sinecure —was worth 8.*-o,000a year.
Pans tradesmen begin to utilize adence
for advertising purposes. A late nc.ico
reads: "Tea anil coffee contain tannic : id,
the essential part of oak and hemlock; 0k
contains albumen and tibrin iu the <urre
manner nt hV*di and skin. At\d milk to
coffee and a turbidity ensues, of which each
particle ia a tannate of fibrin, />., an atom of
leather. In a lifetime a man thus eousnmes
a hundred pairs of hoots, but no man could
thus consume the elegant and scientific footwear only to be found at.r) Rue de
"••*• go out on au average in the course of
the year to aome part or otlier of the South
Seas. Money ia not yet und-ratood by moat
nf the islanders, though they arc Beginning
to tako particular notice of it. What they
generally get is tobacco, pipes, calico, Anton*
canaxea. faiivee, kn, Sometime*., loo, (fancy the "boys" we get are sold to us by
others who have captured them, and are glad
to get something for them. In a few instances we pick up people who are running away
fmm enemies. This is not common, but I
remember one case. Two boats wrre lying
off an island in tho usual way, the first eloee
by the beach with the "cover" boat a little
way behind it, when a beautiful young woman plunged off a point of rock into the surf,
ami, after diving under the heavy breakers,
reached the smooth water and soon had hold
of the gunwale of the first boat and sprang
on board. In make and shape she was one
of the finest specimens of the human race I
have ever seen : her features small and exceedingly regular, lier eyes almost black,
with   long   lashes,   and   she   had beautiful
A Fiji correspondent writes to an Knglish   hands and feet.     Her hair waa all shaved,
paper:    Often,    while   sailling among   the I with the exception of one tuft of  long hair
'quite on the crown ofthe head, which waa
,   , , \      ■ ]    •      qilietiiiL* in? n-uit,   ur   w.ieuiei    mtn  iiu  so
a man of shrewd business capacity   and   in   / o , .  "-v
i     j   . ,    ' -     i „„j     „    from natural causes laaqueetion the answer
iinivii'iii.>,. nt .i   . ..,!nn    *>ntprtntit«ii   nnn    nr- I . ...    _ ...   . ..».
iSouth Sea Islands, I have passed flocks of
birds, principally terns and whale birds,
resting in vast numbers on the sea. It is remarkable that, however rouirh the sea may
lw at the time, yet where the birds rest there
is not a ripple to disturb them. This must
be caused by oil, but whether it is purposely
deposited by tbe birds with the intention of
quieting the water,  or  whether they do so
a uniform depth of fourteen feet will be pro
ceeded with at once. The whole work of increasing the depth from 12 to 14 feet will coat
about $1,000,000, and there is an appropriation of 1250,000 now available for tbe work.
The remaining fTW.OOO will be aaked for at
next session of Parliament. This completed,
-lay morning-and wi-a conducted with [ocean going vessels can ascend aa far as Port
PJmark of respect tor the deceased.- I Aurther at the head of L*ke Sunerior, J700
tf-fctertfeef. J miles from Burrard Inlet.
debted 2,000,000 taels, ($3,000,000). Their
business waa mainly India aad China ventures
to .London and San Franciaoo, but it proved
a failure. The sale of the fleet has ended
one of the moat Important atepe in tbe industrial progress oi the Chinese empire.
tW For artiatic monumental work apply to
George Rudge. "Victoria Marble Works,"
Pouglaa Streetj Victoria.
pursuance of a design entertained and ex
pressed for many yeara might well have
seemed hopeless. And so it haa proved, ior
the Paris Court of Appeal haa tbis week decided that the clearly expressed intentions of
the Vicomto de Brimont shall be carried out.
The way in which fortune haa thrown
wealth and prosperity into the lap of the*e
three young people will help to prove—
what needs no proving— that the age of
romance has not yet passed away.
The Prince of Wales was present on a recent occasion at an audience given by Queen
Victoria to some of the Ministry. "I believe," says Labouchcre in the London
Tridh "it is the first time that H. R. H. hss
been in attendance on such an occasion ; and
the incident may, perhaps, be taken as a
sign that in future he will devote a closer
attention to public affairs."
to which I think would iuterest many of
your readers."
The Boers-en-IIallc (newspaper) has a despatch from Liverpool, saying that advices
from Africa announce that two of the
flagstaffs erected on the Gold Coast by Dr.
Nachtiga.1, the German Commissioner, have
been cut down. One of them was cut down
by an English official. The other was razed
by negroes of the Togo tribe. Gen. Buchner,
the Provisional Governor oi the Cameroons,
was insulted by the negro--, and obliged to
take refuge in a German factojy.
The Vatican has forwarded to the French
Government a note upon divorce, in which
il declares that divorce is contrary to the
doctrines of the Catholic Church, and maintains that it haa the right to prohibit divorce
to the adherents of the Church. An
encyclical ia about to bo issued upon the
subject, addressed to French Catholics.
rolled up tight in a small tuft. She was in
a perfect state of nudity, and as ahe* eat there
unabashed, with her hands raised to her
head arranging her tuft, she waa the. most
graceful creature I ever saw, 4
White sitting in the stern sheets of the
boat which was fast distancing the ehore,
ahe was casting anxious looks back to the
spot from which she had leaped, and of a
sudden her beautiful eyes brightened up, and
there was a smile that bad some sort of devilment in it playing over her face, caused by
her having caught sight of her pursuers,
three in number, with bow and arrow in
hand. The foremost of them went down on
his right knee, and the girl motioned, the
men to look out, and before he eould take
bis aim the boat's sail was ran half way up
the mast, and was a protection for all in the
boat. The sail had not been more thr-n a
few* minutea up before several arrows pierced
it, and atnek there. Ibis was a signal for
the boat's crew to seize their Suider rifles,
and the first shot cauaatl on* man to roll
over, and the others instantly took to the
bush, and no more was seen of them. We
landed our fugitive safely on the ship's deck,
and she was supplied with clothing, and a. on
apparently at*horae with other female recruits on "board. - Pall XoAl G*i.eUto
RichardSt., NewWestminster
Manufacturers and Dealers in
all kinds of
Rough # Dressed
Orders from the oiintry
Promptly Filled,
cf quantity and cost of material for
building   carefully   prepared
free of charge.
Grain-Edged Flooring
A. MENNIE   -  -   -   Agent
:ra. o.
ith 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 P >ody.
Notwithstanding the enortnoua attendance
at the Health Exhibition in London, the receipts have, up to the present, only just
covered the coat. Profit may now be looked
A successful attempt haa been made to introduce fresh springbok meat from South
Africa into Kngland. "It was the most delicious meat," writes a corrtep-miit-nt, "that
any of us had ever tasted, It-aing very far
superior to Kiiglinh venison."' Hut tliat is not
very liiyli praise.
Solutions uf chloral should be kept in dark
glass bottlea. Sunlight decomposes it into
chloroform. The change is not easily perceived, aud has caused a uuinber of accidents
in the past five years.
An electric horse chronometer has been
invented. The movement is controlled hy
a current o|wi.«d and closed by tin? breaking
out of an almost microscopie OOMM wire
stretched across the track. It is said to it
cordto the 1-500 of a aecond.
It in not neceasary for the force of an
epigram that it should Im* strictly true.
Lofd Kaudolph Churchill being asked what
he thought of Irving said : "1 don't know
that 1 Bhould call him a great actor, but he
is certainly a curioUB one. He ia always
Irving on the atage, and alwaya Hamlet in
private life.
Jurubeba, a drug that U quite popular in
Brazil, has been recently introduced into
the United States. It belongs to Solatium
or amto family, and is aaid to possess all
the virtues and none of the vices of mercury.
Or. Carvaldoof Kiode Janeiro and Dr. Do
Champa of Paris call it "the vegetable Mercury.
A correspondent of the London Standard
states that at Grenada last year he heard
Signer Tamberlik sing in the character of
Manrico in "II Tiovatore," and give the
celebrated " Ut de Poitriue" with almost
the same amount of spirit and vigor as he
did at Covent Garden thirty years ago.
And this in spite of hid 64 yeara.
Japanese magic mirrors are in the market.
These are mule of fine burnished metal, and
when lightly breathed upon disclose geometrical patterns, landscapes, or faces. Their
manufacture is a secret, but ia believed tn
consist iu welding the pattern in one kind of
steel or iron upon a plate of a different kind.
One which reproduced faces, sold at Philadelphia fur SI 10.
Wood pavement is to be given up iu London, and the old McAdam system restored.
The former is said not only to have failed to
realize the expected advantages, but has led,
according to Prof. Tyndall's report, to serious affections of the eyes and lungs; that is,
by continual watering, the wood became
saturated with street filth, aud then, under
the influence of the hot sun, gave forth a
pernicious species of dust.
A census was recently taken of the swans
on the Thames between .Southwnrk Bridge
and Henley. Tho total numl>er of swans
was 267 and cygnets 63. Of these the Queen
claims 176 swans and 46 cygnets, the
Vintners' Company 48 swans and P.!cygnets,
aud the Dyers' Comnany 43 swans and 5
cygnets. The mandibles of tho royal birds
were marked with a diamond, the Vintners'
witb two 'i nicks" and a couple of "V.s,"
and the Dyers'with a single nick and other
distinguishing embloms.
The terrible operation lately submitted to
by Lord Wilton has directed attention to
maladies of the tongue. One of the most
extraordinary cases was that of Thomas
Forder, at Winchester, in 1824, who was apparently in every reapect healthy until within about twe.ity hours of his death, when he
complained of a soreness on his tongue, which
gradually swelled until he was suffocated. A
post mortem failed to discover any cause,
and the verdict was: "Died by the visitation
of God in consequence of a sudden disease
and enlargement of tho tongue."
It is interesting to know, remarks the
Pall Mall Gazette, thnt so long ago as 1848
express trains had arrived at a maximum
speed which has not since been exceeded.
Below is the copy of a card issued at that
time as a memento of tho pace of a Great
Western train between London and Didcot.
The pace here chronicled is at tlie rate of
67.95, or, allowing for storting and stopping,
more than sixty-eight miles an hour. We
doubt if many of our present expresses are
timed to run at more than fifty mile-j au
hour: "Great Western Railway broad gauge
engine Great Britain, which accomplished
the fastest journey on record, namely, from
I'addiugtou to Die it, f-3,1 miles, in47 minutes.
The train was the 9,t «x press to Bristol, and
consisted of four carriages and van, and was
driven on May 11, 1848, by J. Michael
Almond, driver; li. Denham. fireman."
The annual festivities in honor of St. .lames
were on the point of terminating on Sunday,
July 17, at Santiago, iu Spain, when a  tele*
gram was received from Komc hy the Arch-
ishop, announcing that the Sacred Congregation had declared the bones found aliout
four years ago under the high altar of Santiago Cathedral to be truly i hose of the
ipostle, Spain's patron saint, ineffectually
sought for hitherto since they wure con*
oealed, from fear of Moorish raids, in tho
foundations of tho cathedral in the year 1100
by Gelmire/., the first Archbishop, N.
and magnificent festivities are being prepared
at Santiago to commemorate tho event.
Ono day last month a man in working
man's attire knocked at the gate of a prison
in Lyons, and laid to the janitor: "I am a
Marseilles man; juat tell me, is it true that
the cholera never cornea to Lyons?"
"Poiwbly,"aaid the janitor, "but what have
1 to do with that? If this is all you came for
get about your business." "Pardon me. I
want to relieve my conscience." And then he
proceeded to explain that ho had been
condemned, in default of appearance, to eight
months' imprisonment, but dreading above
everything the cholera, he wiBhed to undergo
hia sentence in a town supposed to be exempt from its ravages, and hence came to
Lyons. His papers were all in order and ho
was accommodated.
A certain French connoisseur waa a great
admirer of Greuze'a paintings. An old
woman waa to act the part of the housekeeper
toa suppositious man, whose portrait has
been painted by Greuze. This man, who was
dead, had willed to his old housekeeper—
such wis the story—a legacy of $125 per annum on condition that she kept this portrait
in nor possession. When the connoisseur
was told all thia he became, of course, impatient to he the owner of the unattainable
picture. The only means of acquiring it
that he could think of was to offer the proprietor double the annuity that he supposed ahe
waa receiving. She made the sign of the
cross to preserve her from temptation, and
immediately thereafter foil a victim to it.
Then covering the picture, ao that ita ap-
perance might not strike her with remorse,
she delivered it to the tempter, who discovered, too late, that her son, and not Greuze,
was the painter.
The Voudoos of Louisiana—those negroes
who still make the eve of St. John an orgy of
weird incantation — were recently viewed
at the funeral of a negresa, one of the queens
of Voudoo. In a shanty ahe lay in fantastic
garb. On her head was a garland of bay
leaves, while about her neck a dead snake
waa twined. The fitful light from u bunch
of resinous pine cast a smoky glare over a
hundred nogroea, who, with joined hands.
Bat on the ground and swayed their bodies
back and forth to the rhythm of a monotoua
droning aong, ever and anon letting out an
unearthly scream. Then came a mirch by
torchlight to the grave. The torches were
dashed to the ground, and the dance above
described waa repeated with such vigor thia
time that before it ended many of tbe
dancers had fallen to the earth from aheer
exhaustion Then tb* clotho oi the dead
wrnnat, .ere thrown into the pruve, one
iprmcr'i; .»ta time, some of them being torn
I m two before being oast in.
Sir John St. Aubyn, who owns St.
Michaels Mount, at the Land's End, England, haa erected a great mansion there, being
very proud of tbe possession, although the
area is so scant. He keeps his horses on the
mainland, which at a very low tide can be
reached by a causeway, but at high tide quite
a heavy sea sometimes surrounds the Mount.
A Madrid correspondent writes that on a
recent occasiou the Mayor of Madrid had to
resort to an uuheard-of proceeding iu the
aunali of bull fights, in order to keep the
King and royal family from hearing dis-
agr«eable remarka. He ordered the music to
play during tho whole fight, or rather the
six fighta, aa generally aix bulla are killed
during au afternoon, one being despatched
before another enters the arena.
'i'he Chinese have what ia termed a kite
festival on the ninth day of the ninth moon
Sometimes the kites resemble serpent*
thirty feet long, at other tunes a group of
hawks hovering around a centre, all Iwinu
aiiNpcnded bv a single atrong cord, but each
kite moved Ly a separate line. Sometimes
the kites are cast adrift under tbe belief
that they will carry away with them all impending disasters.
The old story of tho telegraph operator in
Hyderabad, who telegraphed the central
office "Tiger jumping about the platform.
What shall I do? waa illluatratcd by the
experience of a atatiou master on thn Calcutta Railway laat month. A large and
apparently very hungry leopard came into
the waiting room and approached tlie ticket
window, 'lhe railroad man barricaded him-
self in and remained a voluntary prisoner
for five hours, when the leopurd left. It waa
afterward shot about a mile from the ata*
The second Duke of Wellington might,
had he been ao minded, have played a dbtin*
gnished part iu life. He wrote excellent
letters, conversed with ease and versatility,
aud was an admirable raconteur. But he
waa five and forty years old whim his illua-
tratioua father died, and from that father
neither he nor hia younger brother, Lord
Charlea Wellesley, ever received justice.
The Iron Duke was neither a good husband
nor a good father. He regarded his sons as
youths of very mediocre capacity, and gave
them no encouragement to enter public life.
"He always treated us ns duffers," hii" eld-
eat sou has often   been    heard   to exclaim.
A very extraordinary diamond of no less
than 457 carats haa been shipped from South
Africa and sold by a Loudon (inn to a syudi*
cate of diamond merchants. The color
equals, if uot excels, that of the finest ludia
diamonds, and in the   opinion   of competent
i'udtfea it will cut to a perfect and lustrous
n illi'iut. Iu drop shape it will weigh as
nearly as can be estimated about 220 carats,
or in lozenge shape, briolette, about 300 carats. The brilliant will therefore, exceed iu
weight all the historical diamonds. The
Koh-i-noor weighs 10G carats, the Regent of
France 136 carats, and the Orloff, which was
cut for weight, 10u carats. In size, color,
mrity, and quality it isexpectod to prove to
*e the most marvellous stone evor known.
Meissonier tried to hoax his gardener the
other day. Do you know these seeds?" aaked
the painter, showing the man a packet of
dried herring roe*. "Yea," waa tho reply,
" they are those of Polypus tianhnm, a very
rare tropical plant." Meissonier smiled
sweetly, and asked the gardener how long
they would take to grow, and he aaid
promptly "fifteen daya." "Then plant thein,"
said the painter. He told the story to a
number of friend* and invited them to dinner
to see the donouement on the fifteenth day.
As tliey were aitting at thoir wiue the
gardener Bent a message to the effect thnt
MeisBonior's plant had that m ruing
sprouted. "Oh." said the painter, "this it
too impudent, but let us go and sec what the
fellow means." They went, but the laugh
waa against Meissonier when his gardener led
them to a little bed screened from the t-un,
and lifting a plans bell, Bhowed four rows of
red herrings sticking iu the ground.
There is at present in a certain city in
Italy an aged woman of humble origin, who
possesses marvellous powers off clairvoyance.
She has been consulted by persons of high
social standing, and on more than one
occasion by royalty itself. She hns no
power of mesmerizing others, being simply a
medium. Her visitor places his hand in
hers, when sho immediately becomes
clairvoyaute, and in tliU stale rf-curately describes his state of health and business,
frequently making startling re.elotions. In
the event of any ailment she prescribes
herbal cures, often with powerful effect.
Persons at a distance send a lock of their
hair with u fee, nliii-lir-die holds iu her hand,
and bo places herself en rapport with lier
patients. The foreign papers seem to have
full faith iu her powera.
Quite recently the National Gallery of
Kng'and, under the conditions of an act of
Parliament, yielded to ita Celtic siiter in
Ireland four pictures painted by Lrmdseer,
Wilkie, Mulready. and Ktty, and now In.,
parted with no fewer than five from the
brush of Turner. Whoever in the future
desire* to aeethe celebrated "Venice," which
givee in a haze the Canal of the Ciudecca, the
Dogiuia, and the Church of Santa Maria
doll;; Salute, must make a pilgrimage to
Mcrrion Square, Dublin. With it have gone
the aame master's "Richmond Bridge,1,
"Kegulus Leaving Rome," "Lake Avernus,"
and "The Walhalla."
During the twenty-four hours preceding
the excecutiou of the officers lately convict
ed of mutinous conspiracy in Spain all the
stores were closed and the balconies draped
in black. The venerable Archbishop went
in full canonicals, followed by thousands, to
the Govemor'a residence to implore mercy for
them. Large placards hung everywhere inscribed: "Pardon for Major Fernandez and
Lieut. Vallea." The extraordinary interest
their case excited consisted in tbe fact that
the court martial had condemned them to
prison for life in chains, but the Government
objected to the sentence aa too lenient, Bent
all tbe judges (officers) who compoaed the
court to pnaon for two months in a fortress
for pronouncing such an inadequate (?)
sentence, and had the men executed.
Passing conditions have developed in
London a somewhat ghastly literary taste,
and the favorite reading there is found in
certain records of Herodotus, Boccaccio, and
De Foe. AU about the plagues of Athene,
Florence, and London is read with a morbid
interest. It looks as though history will
repeat itself in more aspects than one should
the emergency which many predict arrive.
They are talking of camping out in case of
an epedemic, and of late the white tents have
thickened by the Thames aide, and are to be
seen dotted all around suburban London,
especially in and about Kpping Forest.
Thia, of course, recalla the plight of the
merry company who prepared themsalves
for the worst by narrating the Docameron,
and brings to mind also the colony
who fixed themselves in the East
London woodland when cockney waa
dying at the rate of 20,000 per day.
Remarkable revelations are reported at a
recent meeting of the Medical Committee at
Marseilles. Experience has shown that
cholera will rage during two consecutive
years in the same place. It haa been ascertained that cholera made its appearance at
Marseilles last year, a case followed by death
having occurred at the hospital, inaroom con
taining numerous other patients. The
disease made a good many victims.
The Mayor, who waa immediately
advised of the fact, proceeded to
the hospital. Energetic measures were
taken to prevent further contagion, and in
order to avoid panic in the town the Mayor
solicited and secured the silence of all persona
aware of the facta. Tha chief surgeon, two
house surgeons, a warder, and two Sisters of
Mercy took an oath to divulge nothimv*.
which nath was strictly kept til! the whole
proceeding waa made knowu fto the M-adlersJ
UVUtf     l'V'Slf   l?V   HAS   NOW   COMPLETED   THE   BAR   AMD
TV   :TI.    1 ' 1 i") 1A Ta M.     ISiUiard Itoom,—the Utter the Htndeooiest Room
in the Province, furnished with the finest CAHOM and I'OCKKT TABLES ever imported.
The BAH will be provided with the best of
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
THE RESTAURANT is now open to the public; it is conducted on the most
modem improved principles by a first-class Cook.
WILLIAM IN8LEY, ....      Pbophiitob.
The London House,
JB*. w. ive.il.s-ot>!.     Proprietor
A Labor and Well assorted Stock or
Groceries, Provisions. Dry Goods, Boots & Shoes
-.:•'. • R"'T'- *     'Montreal.
Ohdkrs Promptly Attended to.
FALES & CO., - - - Proprietors
— COX8IHT*I.'0 OF	
Cutery, Hardware, Glassware, Lamps, Willow-ware, Etc.
Inspect our stock Terms Cash
Of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and late of Kansas City, U. S.,
New Westminster aud vicinity that lie li.m opened a First-Class
Periodical establishment
And hopes by strict attention to business and courtesy,  to merit
a share of tbo public  patronage.
Imported to Order.
that l.s ii constantly .reliving from Europe shipment, ol chuiot
Wines,    Spirits,    Liqueurs,
London and Dublin Stout,
Caledonia Hotel
R.  B.  KELLY,
Tbit Great Household Medicine ranks among the lead
ing neoossanes ol Life
These famous Pills purify ihe BLOOU
and act most powerfully, yet soothingly
on the
an1 BOWELS, gl.lns; mire, rucri'j, »u
vljoi In these grail Ms IN HPRINOSO.
LDE. Thrt «rt constantly rer"nimsi"lmi a-
t ni*tr failing remedy io th ease, when lb.
coiisnlmion. Irani »Lme>.T ctute, hit srt-
cwut inip.ired or weikened. 'Ihry sre *ou-
ileifnlljr i-fflcacioui in til ailment, incidents
to Fern.lei of all agtt; and il a GENERA.
FAMILY MEDICINE, tn nninru.Hid.
Its searching and Healing
Properties sre known
throughout the World.
Fur the cure ol BAD LEGS,Bad Breast
OldWounds.Sores and Ulcers. -
Ii !• to infallible remedy. II rffeetnilly nibbed on tht neck and cl est, at salt Into mitt
it Curea til) E THROAT, Uronohitlt, Coldt,
Coughs, sud even A.s'l IIMA. For Olsedulai
Swellings, Ab», enrea, I'ika, i'istolas,
AndtTCr. kind of FK1N DIKEAr-E, it ha
ne.er beeo kuown lo fail.
The I'illa aud Uiutuitnt  are  Manufacture.;
il; st
And sre so'd by all T"Ddors of Midi ines
rbrouglionl ihe ci.ilij.-d world.with dineritu»
fnr uae in n moat • very augiitge.
Ibe Trade Marks of tlitae Medicines ore
-•■triatiiaii in Ouawn. Hence, toy en.
ihniuglie.ni tbe Ilritirh Poteeseious w • rot,
keep iht AintriesD tJouiittrlrili fo» wit, wil.
'.e prosecuted.
HJ~Piirch.ee's should look to lb- lab.
in 'h'- I'ma and Holes. II theaddrei. it no
a33, 'iiloril Street, London, they us  ipnri
liell, R BROS, ft CO.,
Rough nnd Dresned
Port   Moodg
announcing that the House is now completed with every convenience for 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 alwaya ready for Horses.
It may be well to remind visitors that this Hotel is within a few
minutes walk of the Railway Wharf and Station, and just at the
Terminus of the New Road, now in course of construction.
QUESTS may depend on receiving every attention and a hearty
welcome from the undersigned, whose long experience is a guarantee
of everything being comfortable and satisfactory-
J. T. SCOTT, Manager.
Keeps cnnitantly on hai,.' a
atock of first-class
Veal and Pork,|
Cobn'd Beef, Etc.
Fresh Vegetables
Wholesale Dealers in
Provisions, Liquors, etc,
MMMT& @tLS. «©.
Soda-water Manufactory
UNITY with Sodi witer (plain in
sweet), Ginger Baser, Ginger Ale, 8art»p»
rills.; Lemon, KsipbetTy, tad all otfi.
Syrups; Ettenee of Ginger ; Cock-tail Mil
tares, ete.
Ordbim   mom  ra* CoinrniT  CsmiroU
Wm. ELSON,    j%
The Cash Tailor!
Lrrroie SQTt*»«,H*fw'Wwrriei
Hat opened out b<*
now nrvraw
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