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Array -THE-
ptt Ufflaito mmtit.
scuv.aimo.i tr row,
IMraruaiLT ix adva*cs.
VOL. 1
nsntiuicattous addreaaed to
J-. JA.. McIaEEIE,
Port Moody.
L|e the Guardian Office, New Weatmio-
tier, wi'l reeeive prompt attention.
Travelers' Insurance Co,
6,    1884.
SO. 38.
(From Blackwood.)
1 ia'plicaaioM for policies In this Com-wnv,
sreitber Aecideut or L;'e ltrsi-.-ance, c.in
lew be had from the undersigned at Port
^^       A. CfcimpLeill,
|I7        Iasitrance, Land, k General Agent.
HS.|rlM OncSW.m,
P'bysieiaus and Surgeons
OFFICE: Columbia Street, Ops. City HsteL
jots. McI.eod, B.A., M.D..C.M., (McGillj
(orn.fi ly of New York Polyclinic
^. klAiKwAin, M.D..(Hsrv.) Licentiate of
toyal Collegs of P.iysicisns, London.
•fomci orxx hat ami .muiht.-Sbs
SoLicrroRAND ArroRSKY, Kkal Evats
■*fr«arr*y Btr*»»t,    -   -   3Port Mooty.
^\   everv section nf I'ort Moody.     Also,
Hobu-'bsu \t'itn,  by the  Acie.   iii-ine.t'Ately
pjweut to tbe Port Moody survey-eil Town-
Lands Tor sale ou the North biHe of, Mid
trin% water MjuU^h on, Port Moody
AiOur, finely situated and exceedingly
Alio, Karm Lnnd*. of Hu-wrior qitn!;iy and
i favorable tri-ns, iu New WcUinihiter
Carefully prepared Maps and Plans e::-
biUeii, and the fullent informat'-ju fmr' slat Mr. Hamilton** offi™
Iffloe:—Telephone Building
a  scarcity   of   grass anrl
{Graduate of Victoria  Medical College,
of Montreal,
Tics: At the Colonial Drug Store,
Wfi8D3 & TURMFR,
Real Estate Agents.
|onyeyancers & Account-ailts.
Port Moody
Daw Mill
Armstrong & Burr
in ALL kinds or
mgh & Dressed Lumber
Rustic, Flooring,
Always ow Haxd a FullStocs: of
Kstot soltkiu; toy cundIos" (I am alone;
I go with lioilj.— Siianis/i Axiom.
Oar accommodation on tbis night was
bio e   comfortable,  it being at a farmhouse  a little   off  tne highroad.   The
next day   presented no particular features , and the day sifter tbat I bad c j-
caslon to take adrant .ge of Don Ora-
ciano's cau ion with irpect io Marcos'*
p Jpensitr   fir miking   money  ia all
ahapes and ways.
We arrived at a small village, and
the public schoolroom had been moat
kindly placed at Our diaporal by tbe
muter. Mr hammcck was to be slung
in the room, and tbe men were to sleep
in the verandah on benehes.
I bad just settled myself for the
night, when, to my surprise, Marcos
lifted tbe latch and walked in.
•'Senori,"   said   he, "I want   half
dollar, please."
"What fori    Why  do you   come at
this time)"
"I bave put the mules into the stable
the place, and I want the  money   o
pay for them."   This   wii' a very tie
cided sir.
"No, Marcos," I replied, "I will not
give you >. money. In ihe first pis re
yoa bad no business to ,'iit he mule"
in the public stables without consul j
me; in the second pla..e, you know you
e piesaly promised never to do so u i
Icis tbere were a scarcity of f?rs - and
"The-e is
wa.er here, ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
' 'hetia stung,', Marcos; the school
master told me that tli, e was a. n-
di .ce ot bulb: besides I saw Luisa feeding in a merdow not an b lur ago."
'Then you will not pay for stabling,
"Moat ce.tainly not; you can do so if
you choose," I ispliH.
"Senora," answered Marcos, ''if you
do not give me the money, I will leave
you ana go h ne wiien we get to
Corner aeua."
"No, M-w; if you leave me, yoa
will go to-morrow morning. We can
settle at ihe office of tbe alcalde here;
you will bave broken your engagement,
and so I must place tbe pipers before
the alcalde, ami be will arrange what I
am to pay you. Goo I night; shut the
door behind y,u, and don't come in
here till I call.    N w go."
The man i.i ,r,-,l ai me, but said nothing. After wuitins a moment be turned
„n Ins heel and went out, shutting the
door with a clini?.
The aituuii >n »as uncomfortable
enough, but I * » ,le|,rinined not to be
victimised. Tlie u-auer certainly was
small, but to accede to this demand
would only be to open the way to further extortion. I plumed mysclt, io,
on the way I bad diagged in the alcalde
as 1 hasl not tbe faintest idea whether
such a functionary exiated in tbe place
or not. My sheet-anchor waa in reality
the schoolmaster, who had promised to
call upon me in the morning. Hut
alcalde sounded lpgal and formal, and I
felt aure that the word had vanquished
Marcos utterly.
Eduardo knu.ked very early in the
mornmg, and brought in a large red jar
of soft water and some nice towels sent
Tbe lata
recent rain, and that ita condition was
not favourable for paasing over. We
therefore travelled fast, hardly waiting
to take food. Aftei a few houra we
found ourselves on tbe banks ot a wide
iver, iu company witb some Indian women wbo were filling their water-jari at
the stream.
ouratfl ix.
Thkkk was the river Joan. As the
the Portuguese speaks of tbe Tagus aa
"El Srnor Tsjo" (the Lord Tag is), so
do the Hoodureians, in am iber form of
speech, accord ihe grease t dignity to
the river Juan, although it ia not, by
any means, the most important stream |
of tbe country. "El heruiosol el rev
de los riosdj ias Honduras" (the beau. -
full the king of the rivers of Hondu «).
Mr. Stephens, in bis 'Centra! Am, ica,'
alludes lo tbis riv-ras the 'to uous
river Juan." WHI, t e it was,—
bread, turbulent, almost deiiant, I felt
that this love of the Hondu
Ikely to be too much foi
ooking at ,,.'\ I discerned what
high couiag»d and geiule creature COO- iimal '-ijuuiiiinity, und, u usual, ),,:
tinued to tremble, and appeared to be "improved tht* '"xaiiou ' to bil own
paralyzed »ith   teir„r, (eattefssi   all suv I benefit
resolution  and,   I   turned   wv-rlf   half       "S'-nora," paid In-, aa Wi rode aloi,|{.
i und to avoid   the light of tbe w.t*,. > "we both tot v, ry    w>t, both  Kduardo
Tl," Indian »„inari now   darted   to- i and I, ,ir Ull river*, and you haw noil,
wards me with n cv,   followed l,y   I er I inghere to give us.    Then: ia way 0OOTJ
eonpaaion, and ral-ins her aim. in theriru""-   *» rv~—    —*---■
sir.     "La   „ ni,. i
'    (The
love ,;
ic ans was
me, ss, on
be a low hurdle of rocks, standing «'-
most in its centra, very iiNSOiar id
form, and li era'lv showing their eeji
being jagged alino.t to a pom .
The water leapt ar i swirltd over and
about the-.e in all d: rctioii. The v v
sound was a luu ,i n'.aseo against us,
i id the solemn dark trees wbicn bordered the . de we.e very far from be:. ;
an enlivening "ei u e in .he protpa ..
Tbe sun hod became overcrst, 'ad .oe
o 'y colour in the   t;ene was tbe   s. iu
t i y.-l'ow ii:>th do»n which we
w. -I, our noble st'ves,and ihec.'ii.- ,
h, ,i keicn'efs on I he beads of two -n-
n women, who we e Bquattinj: on
ihe rive, a edge ws. .ig oeir naked
child en who were ->y making "uiurl
n.c.y," mt'ch a. er the fa u,on of li»
r " 1 ■ eople whose dwell: rgf, are on lire
.anks of the Lea, Tien    or Thames.
A c ojs macp,» waa evidently atcreted
somewhere, whoso frequ?it anl dis-
cordr : screech fell on my ear like a
"j." in the voice.'' "Here you are;
inert t is very ni,;ch swollen, you'll
nc c lve,-Mhe'e is no foul,— nd you
will 1 ve *o pass ov"r how yotl can.
Ya—ah!" Thus cro.d.ed he bird, and
tbe human voice of M cos was of still
nioredioary nortent,  as he   exclaim-,..
In   In'.   ,'M, ,<,(,, l»    "Nt,    how   -t J    ■      ..   ...oo
no hay canoa (no fo d; and worse, no
..noe.) Eduardo remained silent, snd
walked to and f o, looking at the water
es if he bad a persona! quarrel with
cvtirvtbiog around, and with  it in par-
ular. At length 1 said, "Then, ought
o be a canoe here; where, I wonder, is
tl,e man who owns itj"
A ahrug ol tbe shoulder and a flourish
was the only reply, nnd then Marcos
solved tbe difficulty with the usual Kon-
dureian platonism, "Nn bay rtiuedio"
(tlirre is no remedy). The action that
accompanied tbeiH words fuitliei inti-
tnatrd, " There is mailing for us but
sink or swim;the iiv r must bt crossed,
fo.d or no ford, and thu sooner we go
llie better." Obviously there was no
remedy; and the men turned their
ii awers up to their kneer,, folded their
ja.kelson thoir heads, and prepared to
w;.lk into the water. The elder of the
two Indian womeu now came towards
me.    Placing one small brown hand on
no st   ra.
por  amor de   Iiioa   no  nnd»
mole sr> i.'t go.    Lady,   for  h<
(! d i-i'in-'n.
Whatever I might have done it is
Impoasible eren to conjecture, for tne
mule tad taken all power of actio', out
of my governance. She still stood lile i
rock, looking sideways now and thei
at the water, and .shaking with fear.
Marcos had turned round, and evidently understood the position. Doming I ack to within speaking diatsvn e,
he sliouted — "Stay whert, you a;e;
Eduardo and I will get to tbe other
side, and   then    return   for you."    Ho
■hey went;  and as they  swayed tan
right to left, and in their course aorotafi
described a circle, it wus plain'y to be
seen that the current was very strong.
Jt wus a regular buffet for a while. At
last we saw that the men had lande.,
safely, ai;J soon J eapied tbe macho tied
.j the tree exactly opposite to where
we were standing for the special benefit
of Luisa. A fe / shakings and a little
fur.her und essing, and toen the guides
came across for me.
As they neared the shore, I tool.- up
the tremble which Luisa had at this
juncture discarded; but I managed to
appear calm, and to thank the Indir .
women for theireotnpaiiiotiship, giving
tbem at the same tinw a. fiiseta (English
shilling) to remember me by. T..?
elder kissed my hand; and in that
glorious language in which the Emperor
Charles V. is accredited to have said
We should praytollod, she took her
farewell — leaving me to Cod. "He
not afraid, dear one'' (her words may
be inter],retell); "the good Fitther will
take you over the river—the Father
whose love will grant you many years,
Go with him.    Adios."
The love of the Father! All! fellow-
men and fellow-women, do we not
somewhat and sometimes, in our worship of the  Sou and in our veneration
for getting vou over the Jualrf Itisa
proud tiling tO have forded the Juan
tha* is worth a large bottle of beer,
"Oh yes yes.'' 1 replied hastily,
vexed at his cupidity, and not being
inclined to talk. "S'ou shall hav* the
beer wheB we get to Comayagua." It
was a rash pTomiae, for a bottle of basW
in Comayagua costs four shillings!
It was   some   time before   we eould
find accommodation,   however humble;
and it was only by taking a side  path
and riding   into the   interior   that we
[oould   discover a single dwelling-   At
length a tba died farm looking dwell
ing  of  tlie   poorest   description,   but
I prettily situtated on arising knoll,
came in view; and with some trepidation we inquired if are could be shel
tared for   the night.    A pleaiant-look-
ling young woman came out.  followed
i.'lasxiSt., Nsab DoroLAS,
POBT   MOODY.   8-  Ci
Mrs. Williams
spacious premises w ith a  large SAW
well-ajaoited stock of
Dry Goods and Millinery
0 R 0 C E R I E 3,
Fancy Goods, &c
A OttouM AssoKTatn.xT or
Everything New afld
An I spection Solicited atfd"
fcatisfactiou Guaranteed.
Term!, Strictly Cash.
Qceex Strkkt, Port Moodt.
|Wn  OrjAi,A..'Tr.Kii  First-Class,
»tAL oaeDjm bolicitid
BO  TO  Tn'E
San   Francisco
Wi & «fc». SHOE
Boots & Shoes
i aa Infant's Shoe np to a Man's B
Market Prk«
paid for
•HutWM triUT. orr. Maa *»«.*.
by the worthy   schoolmaster
looked at me as if something was to ue
s.'id,   but I   resolu slv   held   my peace.
Had I not beard voicrs iuoonfabula ion
under the verandah?
1 Go and find out, Eduardo, where
tha offioe of .he alcalde is." 1 aaid at
ler,.h; "we cannot alart till I bave seen
"..enora the mu!'i are saddled,   and
'we t e   joing to -ike our   coffee,—tnd
—    uo a,   Marcos would   like to , <cak
u—now—8e. ora; it was   the aguar-
"Let Marcos come in at on is," I re-
si cd, throwing my laige shawl over me
and look'tig as if I had never n d of
tbe man before in my life.
Marcos come to ns, "Oh, Senora,
do not mind tbe foolish weds I..id
last night/' tha muleteer e.:claimed,
looking quite subdued: "it was all a
mistake. I am Itatdf togn. Vhe mules
are saddled, Senora, I wi'l take careo*
you, and see tbat you orosi the Jua.i."
"Vary well, Llarcos," I answc ed,
"you oan du as you please, and I wi-ri
to start early. Go and get jour breakfast now, likeagood fellow (huenhoml,:).
I am aure you will take me across the
river safely."
This time the man went, out with a
'-ugh, at,J I laughed in my al-eve,
bank ul to have escaped the neces.,'.*
of eon.-.ul ing tbe alcalde, and all the
s inoyancea whieh tbe interview wou d
bare surely entailed.
Wt were soon on our way, led out
for'a short distance by the courteous
schoolmaster. Ha bad heard from
Eduardo, it appeared, all tbe particulars
of tbe little rkir roisi with Marcos, and
be congratulated la* on my tietory.
"The men Ull me yon are a brave
little lady," said be.
"I ought to be. I am the daughter
tnd sister of two brave men wbo fought
and died for their country."
"God rest them! Go yon with God."
Tbta wat tba ijeboolmaater'a farewell.
Fairly now on   tbe trot,  our object
wat «o eroea tbe river Juan before right
a* rerxir-e   from various  persons bad]
•greed ts fo ita befog much swollen by
the mule's   neck, an.,   almost care ring
in v knee with the other, as I sat humped
up to .eep clear of being wet, she said,
"Bs muy pe groao. senora, muy peli-
■ oso, no anda" (it is veiy dangerous,
!: oy; do not 30.) -
I knew instinctively, and as well as
ahe did, ihat il whs very dangerous but
what could be douel and I tu ned 0
IV' >rcos witb this inquiry.
The man replied in his usual incisive
and somewhat peremptory tones, "We
mr.t c 'oss at once, Edua.do, and 1 trill
go , 1; he will lead the baggage-mule,
and I will follow on the ma ,.
When Luisa sees the macho well i.to
the wstor, the crea ure will follow at
once. Now alick on hard" (thia being
eaprtsaed aa "apargaie muy fuerte).
With this admonition he seized the
hem of my dress, aud began to roll it
up io a rough fashion, to prevent it be
:.% immersed in the water.
The Indian interpoied: Let me do
mat for the lady,—you must not touch
her in that nn nner;" and pushing Mar
cob aside, she arranged my garments
mt t comfortably. Then she said, with
ofalsuch pubos in her toice, "The river
ic so strong—it is very dangerous. You
ic ./go; but 'ay di mi,' you have moch
Much courage! Had she felt my
throbbing pulse; could sho but know,
kind soul, tbo struggle thst waa going
on in my proud English heart not to
ap ear to be afraid I True, my woids
we.e measured, and 1 smiled because I
felt I must not give way one inch; bul
if this weie courage, it was merely tbe
despr> ation of "no hay lemedio," nothing more nor less.
The men, meanwhile, had driven
their beasts into Ihe water. The males
bere went a .aight enough, and having
got them safely to their work, Marco,
turned roflnd and hailed to ma to follow
oiote on. I patted tbe woman on the
■. rot'lder, saying at 1 did so, "Adieu,
,uod friend—all will be well," and
gathered up the reina to tide away.
Luiss,- however, would not more; and as
I urged her towards the water she
trembled to violently at to shake ma
perceptibly at I sat. Tho tnucb of ibB
switch and all my adjurations, tola and
combined, here foil unregarded on mind
•nd matter. Luisa would not ttir, bot
gtatibOed her four legs at close aa tbe
eould beneath her, and stuck tlitm ia
tbe nvuddy  toil.   Tbe   fact   that thia,
love of the Father? I repented the
Indian's words, nnd T am not ashamed
to add that I learned a lesson from
The stron,!; band of Marcos was now
on the rein,   Kduardo was   ordered to
the offside, und tbe mule end her burden were dragged   forwards   into tin*
stream with but scant ceremony. Soon
the might of the waters fell on us, together with the swirl and the Bwim of
the rushing current, ns We   neared the
centre of the river.    Luisa stumbles on
a stone, tbe men   prop her   up lustily;
but thn   mad   raeinj,'   of the   cum
makes me   blind and    dizzy, for   mure
thttfi nnee  we are  half turn™   fotlnu,
sn 1 clutch the muleteer's   bead in answer ti, Iris injunction of apargaie b:ln,
aftd feel sure   that this   water is to be
my Inst bed.    However, Luisa bears
up, and    seems to have   lost her fears
-thanks to tho supporters whioh pave
ilie animal confidence: ami flu's  ih ita
turn, in soni"  magnetic   force,  rouses
tne to exertion,   and 1   book    mv knee
against the  pommel of the saddle anrl
sit as firmly as   I can in   obedience to
the  reiteratod   command   of apargaie
bien!    Luisa   staggers bere   and there,
and at  one time  it   seemed aa   if we
must be swept away.     We had not described   a large enough   circle,   it appeared, when passing the middle rocks.
\.   prolonged   struggle   on   our  part,
stimulated    on the    mule's   part   by a
terrific bray from the macho.    In a few
moments bis  bosom  friend, with  her
legitimate   rider   on   her   back,    was
bullied safely on land.
A gasp, anil' a sob, and 1 stood between the men, as they dismounted ine.
My boots were like soaked sponge; and
the smell of Wet leather was the pungent odour which recalled me to my
clear sense. We looked across the
water, to sen the Indian women with
their children grouped around them,
coking eargely towards us. One of
them raised ber arm, and  pointed  up
wf soineline children and two lean dogs. I *«»TI|iHK.-i TO INFORM THE Pl'BLld
"Mv husband is ,,v,r the mountain," I   »'     '!"' ht is now tboroturhly estab
she replied, in anawer to our inquiries ' ll8^'1'" 'j"*'"™ at t,h'! Ttr,"'"u» "' •*• C
... * . .     * ' j». j'.( and is prepared to  make and repair
Boots and Sho,:-* at *;xceu,li,n/ly low rates.
Saddlers a Harness-makers
Every Article in their Linf
Always in Stock-
Front St    -    YALE' B. C*
Muuii.iv Stiikct, Pokt Moonv.
M. HESLOP, - - Proprietor*
A complete stock of
Drugs and Patent Medicine*
«rPrescriptions carefully dispensed.
wards. Then every one of them waved
their bauds, and turned swiftly up the
path. Kind, simple people, I shall
neveraee them again! May the love
of the Father keep them ever from
"We have passed a great peril,
Senora." said Eduardo, after a few moments' silence, as he made the "holy
sign." The men both bowed their
heads reverently, and I think we all
thaflked the Lofdin sincerity and truth,
I, however, could not help shuddering
as I looked at the river; and to get rid
ofthe feeling. 1 took to walking up
and down, telling the men that I was
very cold. We bad nothing with us,
save a few tortillas, which the men ate
as tbey rubbed the mules, and arranged
their fnrniture. Fortunately the
baggage mule had come oft' better thart
any of us. This was owing to the perfect manner in Which she had been
loaded, and also from her being a very
tall animal.
"You must raoliut qu*ickly, for the
sun will soon be down," said Marcos;
"We shall scarcely havo time to get to
A little delay   to arrange   our own
toilets, and we wert on the routs again,
the beasts and their riders   being nono
the Worse for their bath,
Marcos   had   sow*   returned to his
I, in answer t
"if the lady can put op with me ami
the children, we si,nil be proud to reive you. Here, Vicente!"
The Individual so bailed waaa wonderfully handtomeboy, more Spanish
than Indian. Without a word he be
gan to unload   tb" mules,   and by this
act be secured the goodwill of my atten-
'laiu- at once.
"Oome into the kitchen, lady,'' said
my hostess; ['oh, how damp your'clotlies
orel There is a good fire there, for I
have bee 1 cleaning up since the man
went away."
•She led tbe way to a building a little
apart from the principal part ofthe
bmise. It was only an erection of
linked mud and stielr.i, but there was a
bright wood-fire burning on the tide,
.1ml a kind of Oveti in the i:eiltic The
woman brought out tbe only chair, and
then knelt down to help to draw off my
boots, which   were reallv   little better
"If you Will send the younger of my
guides with the little male/a (portmanteau), I shall be very much obliged to
you," I said; "and can you give me
something to eat soon?"
"Yea; 1 will kill a fowl for you
Senora: for the men there is dried
venison (my husband hunted it last
year) ami lorlillas. I can let y,,u have
sortie light wine, it' von WOUld think it
gi 11 1 Rough,"
Thank you, but I would rather
have -1,me coffee."
"Yr,i| shall have ii, Senora. Now
t j you dress here, and 1 will go and catch
the fowl."
In a few minutes Vieerrte poked my
t/rorlrnaiite.ui into tbe room, and on looking about I t'iriiiid a jhf Of water; and so
with a little management, 1 made a
decent, and certainly a much
more respectable appearance that before.
\\ hilst   the  fowl   was cooking,   I
strolled into a kind of    Orchard, where
there was a round table and a seat.
This, I foetid, Edtfardo had placed for
me, he knowing by tbis time how much 1
hated the usual household smells of
these parts. A small kerosene lamp
waa brought also, for It was beginning
to get dark; and when the meal appeared (the fowl stewed iii rice), I ate
with such a relish, that I am afraid the
two lean dogs must have Infilled upon
me at the time as a very hopeless addition to the household. I should add
however, that they did get the remains
of this feast.
The night was fairly comfortable,
and it was with n feeling of gratitude
that 1 wishetl the hostess good-bye. "1
would not uceept any pay. Senora," the
simple creature said; "but we are so
poor, and we have so many children to
We inquired about our way to Comayagua, and she told us that we ought
to arrive there the day after at farthest. "Go to the Posada Victorine,"
said she: '"it is a good place, and Madame
Victorine will make you comfortable.
Ah! she has got money, has Madame
I was glad to hear of a comfortable,
decent place, as 1 was anxious to remain a day or two at Comayagua, in
order to refresh the whole party.
ICduardo, too, Was anxious to see his
friends who lived there, and as he was
to go on with me to San Pedro Sula,
it was but natural that a day or two's
halt would be especially pleasing to
him. Matcos was totally indifferent
on the matter.
Our march Ring now entirely in
the lowlands, the heat had become
most oppressive, and to travel in the
the middle of the duy was a risk to
health and strength. The mules, too,
were showing signs of fatigue, and grass
and water were beginning to fail, and
had become very inferior in quality. It
was therefore imperative to get quickly
into Comayagua.
It was  a joyous   sight,   when,  between rich ilex trees, we saw the walls
and fluted   tile   roofs  of   the ancient
capital   of   Spanish  Honduras.
(To be Continued.)
Port Moody
Four-Hcrse Stage!
Between New Westminster and Port Moody f
l&ving New Westminster every morning
returning, will leave Port Momly between
'.i ami 4 ]>. IT'. These stages go over tlie new
road to I'ort Moody dhect, oarrying both
Passengers md freight.
Port Moody
Moody Sbroijle Mill, where the  lw»r
of Shinties oan be had ut the lowest prices,
wholesale bt retail,
A suirel, kept oonstautly on hninl.
A Parisian fashions Journal predicts a return to the styles ot the "Directory," and
especially those whieh disclosed more than
they couoaaled-
Under th'S  new Oddfellows' Hall,
Fred.   Eickhoff
Dry   Goods
&Qii &C.
Of First-Glass Qualify,
Moderate,   Rates-
Coiner of Front   and Begbie Streets/
 -^ r
MS.  P. S. HAMILTON having tajrrais-'
ated his connection with, this paper.'
is no longer authorized to collect accounts , i
transact any business pertaining to the1 Pes:*
Port lloody, March 15th, 18M.
I   f fyt ?cr* l&uiius) (Bajettt.
Commiuee 4\nd declared that those who      A   very strange affair surprised the
advised the King to veto the  Bill  were  fashionable people of Passaic last week.
Col. Bob Ingersoll, ' the infidel,
brought a good liisny uf his'audience
with him from the other side, to Victoria. In the United State! be will
be more at home. Then- he can liuvr
a crowd to applaud in every village.
Half educated Av. ericans believe be il
an orator, and they run round with bim
to share liis triumphs. In a country
where George Francis Train was supposed to be the equn' of Wendall Phillips, the man that seeks for fume as an
orator, is only a goose. 1 ngersoll
longs to a class described in England .
the "Ranters."
The Victoria papers are full I *
nothings. Leaders in the "Colonist
are mists made of words, Impenetrable,
dense, and as dangerous to readers
fogs to mariners. Tho "Standard" is a
fnass of obscurity. In one of its reports
last week we find the following:
"Johnston vs. Clav.ke —Tlio full C-
delivered judgment yesterday, varying tie
judgment of the Chief Justice in the Court
below, making the Southern boundary of the
appellant's lot 202 run diagonally instead ol
a true line running East and West."
Is not that a rare sample of the art
that enables a man to edit a newspaper?
There is no nieain i? in the thing; we
cannot oven venture to guess what the
learned writer intended to say. When
a man takes a Victoria newspaper he
should go at.oiice to a soothsayer or n
medium and ask—what did the learned
writer intend to say 1
Mr. Jas. Fell, of Victoria, has instructed his solicitors to take an action
against the proprietor of the 'Columbian" for $10,000. He cannot recover
damages because the editor cannot
write good English. He may be convicted of ignorance and dismissed with
a edit inn.
The late rains have damaged the late
crops on both sides of the Eraser, from
Hope to the mouth of the river; but a
few fine days would restore all that appeared to be lost. The early hny crop is
splendid ; what was late is lost beyond
The Victoria "Times" has lost another
leader. McLagan's name was taken
out of the leading page on Monday last.
He is popular.    Why did he retire J
If Ool. Ingersoll had remained in Victoria for a day. he would have been arrested and charged with vulgar language
. and blasphemy. He got a hint and
went on board the Sound boat at midnight.    Tho illustrious   orator  would
lnnlr warU.uvJdiftdnci:    0
says : "Tho boys are doing well; the
supply of dust satisfactory. The late
rains have interfered with mining operations, but tho miners are merry, living!
on flour made of this year's wheat,
fish from the lake, and the supply of
game is abundant. In a few days, the
waters will recede and work begin in
earnest. The crops along the road from
Cache Creek to tho Australian Ranche
are first class. Mr. Denis Murphy,
who resides at the 144 Mile Houso, has
the best crop ho had for many years.
His hay is saved in prime condition and
his dairy cattle are sleek and fat. Potatoes all along the liuo are very good.
Oats and barley on Pavillion Mountain
are prime, and tho butter better than
usual. McGillan's cattle in summer
give evidence of the care taken of them
in winter; the c.ows giving milk are fat
enough for the block.
Lord Lyons, who represents the
United Kingdom at Paris, has informed
the French Government that nothing
but a pledge to keep French criminals
out of the Pacific would satisfy the
At a jubilee in London held to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of
negro emancipation, the Prince of
Wales said, "Our chief object is to
carry the civilizing torch of freedom
over all the earth. In your desire to see
the total abolition of s'avery I am with |
you heart and soul."
Cardinal Manning, who was warmly
received, supported the resolution in an
earnest speech in which he said, "It is
manifestly the duty of Englishmen as
belonging to a Christian, a civilized and
an imperial race, to abolish the existing
condition of slavery in countries where
the nation holds virtual rule."
The great commoner John Bright,
has given the lords a lecture. At Birmingham the other day he said. "It
was declared in ages past-whether it
was a dream or not I will not say—that
the path to the temple of honor lay
through the temple of virtue; but the
law making peer never dreams that he
is Koing to the temple of legislative
honour through the temple of virtue. If
he does not know, we do know that he
the enemies of the nation. The Lords
do now what despotic monarchs did
formerly, and 1 ask the people of the
United Kingdom fiom this pisiform
Shall wc submit i" With a roar the
audience . iswered "No!" "No," said
the orator, "our fathers curbed their
kings and we shall curb our lords."
John Bright is one of the greatest men
in England, and hm rendered impor ■
ant service lo tli( . talc, but his a'tack on
the House ol Lords presents him in a
new chata icr. ile is certainly the
most illustrious modern "on Quixote.
Il is impossible to break the bonds that
bind the people of England to the lords.
who arc pariarchs and paternal local
All the powers of Europe are jealous
of "The mistress of the seas." The
meeting of the Emperors of Germany
and Austria is interpreted us part of
the plot between Bismarck nnd the
President of the French Republic to
break down the Colonial Omhipotenoe
of England. Some Austrian war ships
are to accompany a German licet to the
African coast. And for what purpose?
The ollicers may inspect the shores of
\o. dark continent, but it is perfectly
•rtain they will hot meddle with anything that belongs to old John Hull.
His f'eets are invincible and Bismarck
is not a Don Quixote, but ho may (urge
France to seek for glory in the wrong
place, and laugh when he sees her in it.
Iu a few days the Czar of all the Rus-
s as will join the other pair and the result of the conference may be a heavy
canonade. Heavy guns loaded with
Nihilists and fired at Socialists would
be the artillery practice (it for Europe
in its present state. The Emperors do
not envy England, but they fear the
isms and must go to war for sake of
The statistical report, supplied every
year by Government] officials in the
United Kingdom, was published last
week, The harvest was magnificent;
the yield of wheat is estimated at eleven million quarters, leaving the Inlanders dependent on a foreign supply for
only thirteen million quarters. This is
less than has been required in any year
during the last ten.
The western coast of Ireland is
crowded with pleasure seekers from
England ; they have received a warm
reception and are loudly praising the
good-natured, warm-hearted, wild Irish
of the West.
The Channel fleet commanded by the
Duko of Edinburgh, visited Dublin
Harbor on tho 29th ult. Thirty thousand people flocked to Kingstown and gave His Royal Highness a
Cead Mile a Fallhc. The darkness of
the night was illuminated with fire-
wiirka. i tbf.Tjy ifbJBIjutsiJUJJCfWStllLb'j
fir inland; and the Duke was thoroughly well pleased by the reception
he got from the wild Irish.
The whole of the United Slates is
like a vast bee hive in July when the
sivarming season is in. Ranting, raving,
roaring freemen believe thev arc doing
something, when in truth the electton
is over. The President has been al
ready chosen by the politician-; but the
multitude will go on swarming and buz-
z ng, and in November next one of die
swarms will settle down perfectly satis-
lied that it has chosen the boss drone,
and the other swarms . wiil subs de.
Hereditary president! would be verv
useful citizens, and save a pile of money
for lhe people. The wit among ihe
bees is not all rubbish. A democrat
says, "The rot enness of the Republican party makes old mother earth
"Judging from the length of Logan's
sentences it might be suspected that his
impromptu  speeches were written  by
Mrs. Charles Totten, who keeps an aristocratic boarding house at that place,
hired a cook in pet icoas two month-
ago, a beautiful blonde. She was p •
iy and obliging; the ladies pitied her
because she was an orphan, and the
young men ol the house sudden'y displayed a disposition to loaf around ihe
kitchen while having no panicul r
business in that locality. On Friday
Mrs. Toilen, by the merest accident
discove ed tliat Matilda is a man, and
that he had .' ed as a female cook in
some ol lhe t houses in New York.
The young adies who live in ihe
hotel were friendly lo MatilJ.i. and confided many secrets to her safe keeping;
but thev were astonished by the 'Ir
cry, and in Passaic the petticoat is no
longer regarded as proof lhat the per
son who wears it is—a lady.
The laundry men of New York had
n pie-moon the first inst. Going down
on a barge to Lindon Grove, one of the
excurtionists snatched a sandwich
from the bar and was struck by the bar-
kn per with a club. The crowd then
pounced on the barkeeper, and beat
him to death with glasses, jugs, and
bottles. The barge was anchored and
the police of Staten Island informed of
the murder; they took no uction and
then the triumphant rowdies attacked
each other and fought like dogs. When
the barge returned to the city the lower deck was like a slaughter house.
King Mob is a terrible monarch.
gcther, the bonus paid, and surplus, if
any, duly accounted for, and a decision
come to as to how it is to be spent,
there can be very little hope of this or
the next Council having anything to
dispose of. But will any sale ever be
made t This, in our opinion, is very
doubtful: there are those watching the
proceedings ofthe Council with curious
intentness, and who are only waiting
the first step, to prevent any action in
the way of selling our squares. If any
of the Councillors are so lost to all
sense of propriety as to involve the
Council in costly law proceedings, it
will be the duty of tho ratepayers to
have them removed and sensihle men
elected to replace them. The impu
dent diversion of the city taxes to af
ford Councillors th» pleasure o' revenging themselves on opponents they
may dislike, is altogether too much for
taxpuying digestion. A great deal of
talk bus been afloat lately, touching a
possible calling of some of our city
fathers to account for illegal transac
tions. Ono thing is certain, they will
have no public sympathy.—Guardian.
A resolution passed by our City
Council at their last meeting fixes the
first sale for the 27th October next;
this involves certain portions of the
people's property only, and is doubtless
the thin end of the wedge. It is the
careful advanco of the skater on ice
that he is doubtful will not bear his
weight, and which, he desires to test
before he ventures far from the friend
ly shore. The Council having determined to persist in its course anent the
sale of the people's property, aio wise
in this plan, because it will bring
matters to a crisis. But it appears to
us that the Council, by its resolution,
has unwittingly gone too far. The
eleventh section of the By-law "to provide for and regulate tho sale of cer
tain lands" reads as follows: —
11. The proceeds of the sale of any
part oi'the suid lands shall be applied
to the following purposes only:—firstly
the mini of $75,000, or such less sum us
may lie found sufficient therefor, shall
struction of a' nnilwiiy to connect the
City of New Westminster with the main
line ofthe Canadian Pacific Knilway, to
any such person or persons, Corporation
or Corporations, iismiiy be found willing
and innv be able to undertake the construction nnd maintenance ol' such railway iipriir such lurn.l and conditions as
the Council mny, by resolution, approve;
but no such person or Corporation shall
l,e entitled to receive nny part of such
bonus without having lirst duly entered
into a good nod sufficient, hood or agreement to the Mfisfactlon of the said
Council for the construction inni main-
tenniice of the said railway lis aforesaid.
Secondly, the surplus, if miv, shall be
applied in the sonstnictioil nun maintenance of un ellicienl svttr in of waterworks ami of drainage and sewerage
works iu the City of New Westminster,
and in the construction of a suitable
City Hall, lunlndlmt the acquisition ,,f
a site therefor if necessary, in such
manner ns muy lie iletcriiiined l,y any
liy-lnwoi' liy-laws to be lawfully made
by the Corporation of the City of New
The recent attempts at tinkering on
the French constitution, have resulted,
as might have been expected, iu com
plete failure. The Government desired
to make such modifications as suited
themselves, but they ventured on
very dangerous ground, since it evoked
all tlio passions of the extremists, who
sought to revolutionize the entire con
stitution and remove every protection
to social or moral law. They would
have introduced Communism in its
most absolute form and re-established
the order of things existing at the first
revolution. This the F'crry Government
decidedly opposed, and sought by such
resolutions as that of making the republic immutable, ostracizing the Bourbons and Buonapartes, to conciliate the
extreme left, but of course that was
impossible. Such resolutions as those
above-mentioned, appear to be suffi
ciently Revere, but it must be remembered that another Government strong
enough to defy the extremists, may re
verse them at any time. It is very
probable, however, that the Mon
avchists and  Imperialists would have
Evans i^^^^^^^^^^^^^^f^tm
People want io read Ben Butler's
letter of acceptance to see what ihe old
cuss has to say in favor of himself and
against everybody ehe. His luxurious
habits and his income of $100,000 a
year fit him to represent the American
working man who cams a dollar a day.
But this is the best of lhe squibj
fired at Ben: "Be die hokey!' said
Pat, "it's a d—n droll sight to sec him
as an Anti monopolist running against
On Monday at Catulla, Texas, G.
McCullough gratified a grudge against
Charles Bragg by shooiing him w tli a
Winchester rifle at point blank range,
as the victim was standing in convei-
salion with his back to the murderer.
In len minutes after McCullough was
dangling from a lamp post. Served
him right too.
On Tuesday the convicts in the
Kentucky penitentiary captured the
armory, and citizens were called to
rejtue the guard* I he excitement
was intense. Citizens with arms in
their hands rushed to the scene, and
rifles and  pistols  were freely used on
 both sides.    The convicts surrendered
goes into the temple  of honor  through when   seven were wounded and three
the sepulchre of a dead ancestor. And dead.     7  e citizens and convicts dis-
• there he goes without a nomination
without a contest, without any conflict-
of opinion. The parliament in which
he sits is never dissolved. For him
there is no such thing as political death,
but he enjovs political immortality. Let
us see what these Lords have done for
the nation ? The whole audience answered with a voice of thunder—nothing? And the orator went on, "They
were always hostile to any wise or just
legislation for Ireland. Again the voice
of thunder shouted Shame 1 Away wiih
them. 'Three hundred years ago,"
said Mr. Bright, "the Tudors were despotic monarchs. On one occasion 91
Bills were presented to Elizabeth, and
she actually and without any ceremony
threw lorty-eight of them out of the
window. But in 1693 William the III.
rejected a Bill that excluded from the
H us i of Commons the servants of the
Crow.i. •   The House-of Commons im
mediately resolved itself into a Grand
played great resolution. In fact the
citizens guarding the majesty of the
law appeared to be fearless, irresistible
heroes: They saw the danger, despised
it, and triumphed.
In Lewis Co., Kentucky, the people
were so shocked by the conduct of
the Mormons that they rose en masse
and murdered lhe elders. Thai was a
disgraceful proceeding. It is impossible
to exterminate Mormonism with shot
guns. The whole affair reads like an
emeute in the twelfth century, and is a
burning disgrace to the State.
At S:. Louis, on the 28th ult., a
white cook who lived with a negress
named Sarah Hubert commenced to
sharpen a butcher knife on his boot
and told Ihe lady that she was un-
faiihful, and that he would carve her
up and cut her ihroat. She bounded
cm him like a ligrtss, disarmed him,
and ' in two miniitjs was ou^.on the
street with hit head "in her hand.. '
Thus, it will bo seen that the proceeds
of the sales must be applied, before anything else can be considered or thought
of, to the  payment of a bonus to any
person or company who will construct
n. branch   line   of   railway from  Port
Moody to  this  city, and for no  other
purpose  whatever,  because, when the
whole of the lands are sold, there may
not   remain any surplus for the  other
purposes named.    It would be quite a
nice thing for the Council  to secure in
this way a large sum of money to   improve certain lota about the city, which
would only be advantageous to the proprietors, and some  of  those, members
of the City Council.     The ratepayers
and residents of this city were only induced to consent to the sale of the city
squares, with the one object of inducing
somebody to  connect this   city   with
Port Moody by a railway;   no  other
object,   however commendable,   would
have moved them to destroy their beautiful city and make  it  unhealthy, but
the hope of bringing back some of the
trade that haa been driven from us, in
a great  measure, by the action  or  bu-
pineness of certain members of the present City Council.      How far the construction of tho railway   would   have
brought about that end, it is not necessary, at this moment, to discuss;  the
railway is a remote contingency, hence
the sale of the squares is  unnecessary
and improper.      But the Council proceeds to pass a resolution to the effect
that tbe proceeds of the present sale as
advertised in another column, are to be
applied to any purpose the Council may
see fit to apply them, be  it  to  grade
Cunningham   Street, or to make   improvements on the outhouses to the immigrant sheds.    But this must not be.
The conditions on which the   squares
are to be sold, according to the fiat of
the Council, precludes all use of tbe
money until the bonus for the railway
is paid, and as it will require sll the
proceeds of all the sales to be put to-
suceessful, because it  would certainly
have produced the reaction which the
two first parties are so patiently  waiting for.    That  it  will   come,   110  one
knowing the  French people,  can have
the slightest doubt.     it  must  always
bo remembered that tho French  people
as a whole,  are conservative,  and  although they like change.and the republic, was a   novelty, they are about sick
of   liberty,   equality   and    fraternity,
which  means simply mob rule.     The
determined attack   upon  religion, and
the.   repealing of the  law  prohibiting
divorce, except Under certain extreme
circumstances, has disgusted the better
class of the   people   who are   always
Catholic, and the law of facile divorce
is  directly opposed to the Catholic re
ligion.    Tlien.these constant raids upon
social and   moral  law,   make  reaction
and revolution possible at any moment,
and unsettles business.    Thus ihe trading and wealthy classes are opposed to
the present Government, and are ready,
whenever the man and the. time arrives,
to aid in bringing about a stable Government, or the nearest to that useful
institution that is possible, in France.
We don't look for any sweeping change
until the country is  engaged  in   war,
for  which  the   French are  preparing
themselves as rapidly as possible.    The
gun factories, arsenals, and navy yards
are thronged   with   workmen; ships of
war, great gnns, and everything necessary for a great and prolonged struggle
are being produced at a wonderful rate.
Judging from the tenor of the press, it
would  be hard to say   which   power
would be the first to feel the effects of
these colossal preparations.    A considerable section of the Paris journals are
very  bitter  against   England,   but it
would be too absurd to imagine that the
French people would risk  a war with
perfide Albion,   which would  certainly
end in humiliation and defeat.     It is
needless to say that such a consummation is devotedly hoped  for by Germany, who would join England in giv
ing France its coup de grace, and rendering that country incapable of disturbing tbe peace of Europe for a long time
to come.     There are,  nevertheless,  a
number of French journals that see
through the attempts of Bismarck and
his organs to foment a quarrel between
France and England, and strongly deprecate the tone of the Anglo-phohists.
The object of the  French, if they contemplate the recovery of Alsaoe  and
Lorraine, should be to secure at least
the neutrality of England, but with
the prevailing elements in the existing
government it will be a very difficult
matter to restrain them, and much will
depend upon the forbearance of England. It is utill surmised in some quar- j
ters that there is a secret understanding with Russia, and when both countries are thoroughly prepared, it is supposed that Russia engages to invade
India and so occupy England, while
France deals a decisive blow at Germany. Then having disposed of the
two great obstacles to plunder, they
are to divide the "sick man's" heritage,
Russia taking Constantinople and the
French, Syria. This may be only a
dream, but it has a semblance of likeli
hood from the effusive affection recent
ly exhibited between Russia and Germany; such demonstrations are usually
the prelude to a great war, and are
generally understood in that light. It
would be much je .cr for France if she
could turn er e'tntion to home re-
fo: as; if she 'd p ovide h self with
a strong joverv nent and r: place herself in the good graces of t.ie world at
large. She may serve !' asia's turn
for a while, but when that is accomplished she will be cast as'de to be trodden on by every powor in Europe.
The notion that girls are too delicate to
lie useful ia limited to a comparatively small
part of the globe. Throughout Asia, Africa
and in large portions even of Kurope and
America, there prevails an old belief thr.i
they are born to labor. In Turkestan and
on the Tartar steppes the Kirghese Sultan.b
and th r daughter, and princesses in whose
veins flow the blood of ,ong lines of kings,
still milk the sheep, cows und goats, and
perform the merial offices of the household,
as the Sanscrit maidens did 6.000 years ago
in the same localities. They cook, take care
of the younger children, make garments,
cure the skins of the wild fowl, with the
feathers on, for caps, spin cotton, weave
cloth and tan leather try means of sour
milk. In this delectable region the mother
wear rich aVtire, while tlie daughter goes in
humbler weeds, like Cinderclia. If there is
a piano the mother plays on it iu the front
room of the tent, while the daughter brews
the koumiss stews the unit tan, and broils the
camel chops in the back kitchen. This is the
l"-i . ted condition of patriarchal people who
odh . to a nearly olisoletc theory of filial
duty. Similar ideas prevail throughout
India, China, and among the native tribes of
Siberia, who ve been driven uoithward by
aggressive neighbors. The Tunejusiaii girl
gathers the snow, melts it, niakr*. the tea and
the bsh snup, sews, and, luting skilful in
archery, helps to keep the larder suppli. 1
with game. The Vakutand Samoude maidens
and all who dwell along the Artie ocean, help
in summer to lay up winter supplies, and in
winter t„ perforin si! iceeiiry domsetic
duties. The Abyninian girl grinds corn in
the simple a-i. s in rue in that oountry. The
Kaffir girl weaves baskets and draws water.
The girls in the other parts of the Hark Gei -
tincnt pulverize the grain, weave matt
make earthen vesaals, and are the hatters of
their tribe. The theories ot the triiVa and
nations of Asia and Afriea are shared by the
idiaosof North aud South Americu,  who
compel the young girls to  learu  the duties
and   hardships  of   life   at   an   early   age.
But the girl of this continent buys a pair of
„«£(.-,.....iVu   „„',w,, a uai  Bj„i   teaiuer,   m,iu
hopes to be admired because she is useless.
Indeed, the modern ^irl seems te forget that
the beauty of a woman is her rrliiid and man
ner, and that a sensible man despises the
decorations. A distinguished foreigner from
Yakut would suppos*- that all onr girls are
hired by dress,usjkera to exhibit shapes produced by srtislic skill and tight lacing. Ths
modem American girl would look well in a
glass case, but in any other place she is—a
Un. Ellis, the well - known Anglican
li vine, has raised a storm of indication
amongst the Scottish residents of Maitland
district by asserting from the pulpit that
tbe Scottish nation is the most immoral in
the world. He attributes this to the fact
that the sacrament is administered iu Pres-
hyterian churches only a few times in
each year.
it B, GMT, Prop-it
Just Received!
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forms the citizens of Pott M J
vicinity thas  he  hns just  reciv,.,ij
aud varied assortment of seasonal,;,
Boots and Shol
Etc.,   Etc.,
Which can be  bought at  Reus]
Vegetables and H
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C. D. Rand, E. E. Rakd
Real   Etatftte   Brokers,
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Mtrw   IVtiT>,«miB.  B. C.
We have the finest assortintcl
Casimeres,   DiagJ
From $20.00, at Short W
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Land   Surveyors
OFFICE: Front Street, New Westminster,
Opposite 0, P. N.  Co.'s Wharf.
P. O. BOX 61.
Hardware, Paints anif
with pa-ties building, <*]
them with all matei ial in the aire*1
Orders by Telephone or Stage
with promptness.
Valuable Town Lots I
I *>HE TJTn-Er?3IGNEDre»-K<*-**K
■ es to intimate that all outs3a*Hj
counts dnc him must he paid bei^r**K
of September next. IC not paid P?K
date, they wiil be placed in tbe **■ t,
lawyer for collection. B, <
Port Moody, Aug. 26, 1884.        |
all accounts due to tt<**Vti
most be settled op by tbe 15th of "*■„
Mrt.     Otherwise  steps will  b*V'
their collectino.
Fort Moodjr, Aug. 24, 1884.        | )t ^urt 3Hfcioobq ©Qjctte.
■Ta-slAc   •R.s-.iX-vp-a-.:;*'
jjiiiTsT a BftoDd plf?|(lri*tliy*ie-'1(p,-ii
-   Irirm Tu sdaya** Ti ura ay*, a-ooi.u-
Latin arrives srery Fridav   a-ai
F       1 ••/••ever*/ Halor-Jay 3.00 ft.iu
L.Aft entering  trtlai  wlili . t tickets, ■
rjiurt thkaU tr« cold, will be *utjj*rk ..*»
hoa-I rh«t« Of 71 cants.
^Kttlm- Ublt) t-j tskt effect an Batur-Jar,
[IIDUHK. 0*n.M Bupt.
Utu'l Manager. JeH
***;       —J- J ■ ...    	
tl Victoria.—The a tea mer Dunsmuir
I fiom Victoria on  Tueuday   eveum*/,
u-fbt for i'ort Moody and Tiffin's mill.
fin Victoria tli'; aame  evening.
^RrruH Fa lacier" is the heading of an
>\tt recent Columbian. Npelling the
jwiii- ooe "1" ia a fallacy not discussed
i learned editor in the article   in ques*
Lile corall haa been huilt by the rail*
kinpany, at the foot of Douglas afreet,
[railway reserve. It is large enough
■boot 250 head of cattle and will
tsveoisnee to the consignees of cattle
I point-	
[fireig has finished painting Mr. Mur-
i.c-mce at Rocky Point, and the im-
Jnents in tbe appearance of the build-
I-,. evidence of taste on tbe part of
V:.*mv and of skill on the part of Mr.
It is a good job.
i Connor's stage line now carries Her
ly's mail between Port Moody und
j Westminster three times a week each
connecting with the trains. Sam was
lie first nun to dllre a stage over the
id to the Klgin House—a fc.it which
fleeted to chronicle laat week.
J, A. Webster, who is now occupying
immer residence the old B on son hotel
J.--.! uf th" North road, has had Im It
veiliout floating wharf, which is
J foi lathing purposes and for the ante of small bouts. Tlio North road is
elitful place to live—when it don't rain
lit rains all the time now.
J Vkky Sail--Proceedings have been
■ted by Mr. .lames Fell, of Victoria,
pt the "Columbian," on account of un
1 libel upon him   which   appeared   in
Jatunlay's issue,   dated as  a   telegrrm
(Victoria.     The damages are   laid at
and the  prosecution   will be con*
Iby Messrs. Fell & Mills.
pome to a telegram announcing the
li illness of   his  wife,   Mr.   Kdmund
started for his home in Lindsay. Ont,
•Sunday morning.    Mr. Pogue came to
rovinco for his hoalth, anuhe haa at-
his object, besides  making the trip a
profitable one financially, and we may
Itr his return with his family at the end
' w months.
A Sk>tei]}MC View.—The following private
letters addressed to a gentleman iu Victoria,
appeared in a recent i-eue of the   Times- —
"In answer to your favor I can   only  nay, I' M
would have   answered it immediately, only
I wanted to know   s -methiiig  more definite.
I feel   safe   in   stating  that  you   need give
yourself no  uncasine-i-i   whatever,   in regard
to the pioperty vou ace posaebsed of  ot Port
Moody.   I un fii 11 >• convinced it iril] be the
terminal and remain  such for some years to
come, if not all   time,  winch I   am   inclined
the rather to heKeVe.    "Ihe government will
not SpOnd a doihn outside of its original  intention of taking the line "iily to Port Moody;
and the   syndicate will  think a   long time,
before it will spend   the large amount  that
would be necessary to carry the line to Coal
Harbor.    It would be a source of great outlay, without any   possible chance   for profit. I
Then w.-y should  they  build the extra line? i
There is not   the   slightest OftUM   to regret
your investment,   1 am not at all   uneasy j
about the nest egg J put  there.    Should the ,
railroad ever reach Coal Harbor,   even witli \
all the   DOSM now   made, I will   be   greatly
surprised.    Port Moody [snnlstiy growing
and increasing aud cau alfora to wait, fill all
this flurry, got tip by speculators, has blown
koe numbers of wild ducks havo made
appearance in the harbor, aud they will
furnish Hue sport for the hunter. The
11 of these duck and the extent and
Ion of the recent rains, are indications
ie winter season is approaching. How
two months of pleasant weather may
looked  for w ith some degree  of cer*
UjUOtTI.- Kev. Mr. Watson preached
fair congregation in the TempTum e
Hall on Sunday Ust, his subject being the
parable of the Pharisee and the Publi an.
At the close of IS service the .Rev. gentle
ti a | inounced t ,at on next Sunday (to-
mo row) 'he Itev. Mr. McKay, of St. A i-
drow's Presbyterian Church, New West mi i-
ster, would occupy theptilpit, and the Kev.
Mr. Allan, of the Reformed Episcopal Chun-h
would officiate on the following Sunday; .Mr.
Watson nlno announced that this arrange
ment would probably obtain iu future, and
suggei ed that a committc* "-" three, one
from o .ch of the three denominations, should
be appointed to make tho nece **-y arrangements for holding a union service every
Sunday, We think this suggestion a good
one, and would advise th X a meeting be call
ed at the close of to-morrow's, scivice and a
committee appointed, n here are a great
jr.ny church going pen pie here, and if the
services were conducted on a unn-seetari'ri
basis the attendance would be visibly aug
men ted. In a short time we have no doubt
the collections would be numci- .it to pay the
balance on the organ now iu t ic hands of
Mrs. Kelly, and after that a "mectin'house
would be in order.
JtY Skverr.— A recent Columbian con-
| a hit of quiet sarcasm which is well
reprinting, After telling how some-
tar Langley had produced 16,250 oats
"•■;; ■'" 1, und IQi) branches in full bloom
|nne potatoe eye, it says: "These facts
uclied for by Mr. Ross, immigration
wh'<m uo one would suspect of ex-
•lion I"
i first wheat cutting in   the   Canadian
Iweat is reported from the  C.P.K.    ex-
lental farm. 050 mile1) west   of   Winni-
p miles east of Medicine Hat,   on   th I
■van Hiver, which   began   August
.Tlie   crop   is reported as very heavy
Ii splendid condition. The whoat ou
bernitie experimental farms ib nUn just
ripe. The other grains aro all cut.
Uummissioner MoTevish went west on
liott. tn visit all the farms.— Exchange.
. Victoria "Times" has sold its  bi th-
tor a mess of pottage, and is now  eon-
l hy the Coal Harbor speculators.  This
Ity, as tbe "Times" had, by its fearless
Vlcpendent  course,   taken   a   loading
innong the papers of this Province,
the so-called boom at Coal Harbor is
the present edltur will bo like the
man whn made u bad bargain, and in
binjj his feelings to a friend, on finding
I true state of the case, said :   "I van
II 1 go oud nchint de parn und I keek
Up-( Country Mails.—There seoms to
■been a misunderstanding among the
litre, regarding the uew mail arrange
'Inch came into effect thil week. Our
1 last week was based on the state*
if I*. O. Inspector Fieteher, but it now
that the new urrangeuient refers
up on mi try mails, the local mail ar-
nn Wednesday and .Saturday aa for*
The only gain to Port Moody people
i" facilities for reachiug points along
wny and river, aa letters can be
On the oars here.
[Canadiun Pacific Railway Company
*Hy disappointed at the conduct of
|tario Covernment in refusing to rc-
- their claim to bertafo valuable tim*
1 mineral lands in the Xipissiug region.
1 accustomed to dictate tn   the   Ottawa
anient and find   all   their   commands
tly obeyed, they can scarcoly   realise
Provincial   Oovrrnme it can refus
■ivtliing.    The Company claimed ce.
fimber limits,   but  the  Govornmeu
00 investigation   that some settle it
l-nbermen had prior claims, which they
* h let aside. The ('ompany's ground
fiming the mineral lauds was of a most
binary character.    They asserted th   !
1 the construction of the lailw y
■ that region had led to the duoovtry
iin minerals the company constructing
^ilway thoold have firtt claim to the
»*, although the railway was not a
1 but public enterprise, and the miner-
* nut even discovered by the rail-
plfiyee*. The Company's reasoning
no  doubt   have been irressistiblo at
but the Provincial Government fail-
* ita force. — Globe.
JF**\y ConeTRPCTioK.--In a feir daya
ck will cross Cache creek, seven miles
e summit of tho Rockies. It ia to be
the track-layers wiil not experience
Jfc checka, as they wish to cross the
«a this year. The more sanguine ex-
*to tha locomotives reach the sunimit
Selkirk*, twenty-five miles farther
•fore work is shut down for the win-
K this ia doubtfnL There are eleven
•ata^on parties of engineers on th
"- this year. Each construction party
■*■ of a division engineer, a rodman, a
Jn, and 4 cook. Five miles are
■o to each party. Nearly all have
-"ted the.work on the fi.st section, and
■fcved west to their second. W. A.
[C. E., has charge ofthe office here
••n all the bridges, treaties, etc., are
*- R- H. Beckler, a E., hai ch«rg»
^ection of the bridges, trestle*, and
-*• On location, four parties are
g on the .Selkirk range, under Mr. J.
utrong, O. K, and (three on the other
der Major Rogera. Tbere are about
■hi men on each of the locating parties;
Mk.   ScriKtKBF.R'a  ViHT. — Oolllogwood
Schriuher, Ksip, Chief Inspectorof Cmadiaii
(lovernment liaiKvays, ace unpanied by P.S.
Archibald, Chief Kngineer of the Intercolon*
lAl Kiiiluay, nfnnmi Smith, C. K., Hon. Jo^.
Trutch, and a largo party ol engineers from
various American roads, arrived in Port
Moody on Monday evening hut, from Victoria. I mined in tidy after his arrival Mr.
Scrieher proceeded to tho wharf and inspected that structure, and thence came back to
the neighborhood of the China cump where it
was decided to erect the roundhouses and
other terminal buildings. Mr. Schrinber
was particularly reticent regarding the oh-
jeQt* of hia viait to Port Moody, bnt enough
was learned to warrant th" assertion that a
few months will ~ee a very different state of
affaire prevailing in Port Moody, Where all
is now stagnation, will soon be the runh and
hu.ryof business; large numbers of workmen will be employed here in the e ■ tion of
permanent works, and the good ti. ' .so long
aud anxiously waited will be here in earnest.
Mr. Schrieber and party left iiero un Tuesday morning's train, himself and one or two
others following the footsteps of <ieu. Van
Home across the mountains. The fact thnL
the "Columbian" of Wednesday w i entirely
mute on the visit of this pa.-y to ..c terminus, ia a significant straw that s .owe the
direction of the wind us very unfavorable to
any place but Port Moody.
A Yaciitinu Pa v. it.- -There arrived in
Port Moody on B&nday lust, a hand**omc
little yacht called tho "faOtua," having on
board .T. C. Haines and wife.of Sojitt'c; uitfl
Alice P. Smith, of Sin Kr.uicisco, and M
McM cken, of Seattle* The party loft
Seattle on August 0th, and Iwd been crqi
in-^ in Puget Sound and the Straits of Fu .
for Home tune befiire vlaitlng Victoria end
Port .Moody. Arriving here U ey took Tuesday's tru n uud pro-jeeded up-country to
Ljtton, traveling in an observation car with
the Schrieber party. They returned to Port
Moody on Wednesday night, and iu an In*
tcrview with a Oazeitk reporter, expressed
themselve« aa pcrfecily charmed with the
scenery of the upper country. The ladies
accompanying the pui ty enjoy the distinction of being the fir.it lady tourists to penetrate the Interior as far as Lyttoi , since the
completion of thu railway to that point, and
to say that they were proud of tlie distinction is but a faint expic.-isi^n of their feelings. One nf tlio gentlemen iu the party,
though a lawyer by profession, is an expert
photographer, and carried a complete outlit
of photographic apparatus, by the aid of
which he ba* s* cured a bandSJine aud oonv
plete series of the many beautiful VieWB ou
the rout.). Th* anchor WOI weighed on
Thursday inorniui*", and th -y expect to reach
Seattle again on the Qtfi inst.
If you pay your fare to Lylton at Port
oouy. and take a seat in one of the railway
cars, it is f-nite possible you -m ill find yonr-
aelf in the 0U1--1 world Uam before you see
Lytton. Jn the hay at Harrison river, if
you live ti get there, yoa will bee iu the
water the Mattered eaw that went overboard on a fo.mer oecaSiOOj and alt alun^
tho line vou will see il 1 of the itopidity
iind want ot engineering ill that are always risible "a i.-ilrouds where death comes
without a warning.
On   Sunday   lant   the  Dp-train   to  Lvtton
darted through th* tunnel whi- li is cl
the cantilever bridge      The   driver of the
iron   hor-**   saw   11^'ht   before  him,    on t. e
bridge, ,1 hand-car,   and  instantly   reretmd
his steam power und   went   olf      The  ca
it on nnd nm ahed the hand-ear; the  lo-
• v--   'I.ucktd," went off  J.m    ails and
crossed the bridge,   I imping  from   ie to t c.
Wee not tha. an swfn] aifair?    A vonderiul
ee   pel   A foot or two more tothe ri btnf
left and that trai 1   with all   the   paecen
wi    d, in a moment, he at the bottom of tt 1
Pr.  e : ami that particuhir point of tiie rtfS
in h own as "the bo lowleee pit."
Our patcrn.il 1 t,.v« iDtii^lit.    The Lord  MM
usl    We do tot  mean  the local  ihlffl   tm
the other delusion at (Jttawa   -ih reipflfUl*4e
for al the misfortune produced   by reck 1
contractors on this ro.<I.     No other   ev ti-
ment in the world would jiermit a  oonan
or a contractor to run   oars with   pas&en-'e  .
over an uu*   oteoted road.     Thefi is 110 telegraph   011   the   line   to warn   the engineers!
there is no  precaution taken to protect   t.
lives of travelers.     In [net the whole system
of railway management from Port Moody to
Ly'ton may bedescibed■* a HORBJBH I
I'M 09 AOWNTVBK.  To nJI those who intend
to travel over that road before D perfect system of telegraphic communication is established we auy solemnly—;;oand insure your
lives.    The man who p ys ids fure  at   Port
.'lui.iiy may end   his   journey in   the other
Thk AkTirCANMitALR. — Political Booms.
— PUTLKIt (iKoWINt; I^AKliKH.—CAVttfl    09
(From our own correspondent,)
Nkw York, Aug. 25th, 18b4.
Not a "IIoomku."—In an artiole   only re-
msrkubli) for its verbosity, in last Saturday^
•'Colunihi in" denies that it has ever boomed
Coal Harbor.    The denial v-us   quite   unnecessary; WB all know it.    It made a   desperate attempt in thut direction, however,   and
the failure to create u boortl is not the   fault
of Mr. Hobs,ni.    He has done his   beat,    by
manufacturing untruths t\u\ misrepresenting
facts, to induce people of this province to invest their money in lands in   the   neighborhood of Coal Harbor; hut Opmmon sense has
prevailed over rascality, and honest   John's
"valuable'"    estate   at    i*'.ii-.e.   (.'reek   instill
without a purchaser.    The "Columbian" has
not ifone unrewarded for itslabnrs, however,
as   its   advertising columns snow,     A Iver?
tising the sate of a few town  lots at Hastings requires three different S-dvertieoiUents
in that reliable (!) journal, and   if   the   sum
realized from the na\e is sntlicieut to pay toi
the advertising it will be a matter of surprise
In the course of its humble   and   apole ;etic
remarks, the "Columbian takes oooasio '   to
say:    "Since it has come to be known   that
"the railway will be canicd down   to   Coal
"Harbor, we have stated verv plainly   what
"seemed to l>e the   probabilities   re-pecting
"future developments, as nearly as could be
"ascertained from the   available  sourcs of
"information."    Now  the   fact   is—ami we
don't like to humiliate Mr.  D.   Uobson.   by
tellingit—that the   "Columbian's   ediL    i.i
columns are not controlled  by that ge.iT--e*
man, and when he writes without instructions (which he sometimes do.8) the  result
is invariably a "bad break"  which   requires
to  be clumsily  patched   for   several   issues
afterwards.    This had the effect of keeping
"poor  Dave" in   a   continual  splutter, i?nd
causes him to say and do things that   injure
his business and bring the paper into  disrepute.    All the •'available sources of information" potwesed by the ''Columbian are quit*
accessible to all the rest of us, and yet there
is not a single sensible, shrewd business man
in the province—out-iido of those who own
| property near the Lurrard Inlet—who r .My
I believes that  the  terminus of t.ie C.P.jU-
will ever be elsewhe, e than at Port   Moody.
A bald  statement to that effect,    from  a
paper known to be under the  thumb  of a
very unscrupulous politician, cannot but fall
flat upon the ear* nf nil thinking people, and
the article on  "Dooming tho termini," in
last Saturday's   "Columbian," is really an
acknowledgement of inability to influence,
even in a slight degree, the future greatness
of Port Moody.    Tho ability ot the "Columbian" to "take water" stamps it as a first-
class   temperance   journal,   and as such it
should receive a liberal   support—from   the
ttT For artistic monumental work apply to
George Rndge, "Victoria Marble Works,"
Douglas Street, Victoria.
After gloating over the terrible cannibalism of Conger bland, after presenting it to
the public in all its hideous aspects, after
making the blood curdle with horror, the
daily press of New York now turn round,
and ask Impudently, "well, why prolong this
agony? what are you going to do about it,
and what would you have done in their place?"
A number of bodies have been exhumed, and
on examination it ii beyond question that the
llcsh had been cut with u knife 1 om thoi-e
of Private Henry, Lieut. Kislmgbury and
Others, Let us drop the matter. For my
part L prefer beefsteak.
The campaign goes bravely on, and the
confusion increases. Tho two machine candidates ha.*-- now to confess they huvcacom-
petitor not to be ignored ii) the person of
ten. Butler, whose Boom is gathering
strength each day. Butlur is an un crupu-
loUS uemo^o'..ic, but he is also pos esscd of
genius, whicli Cleveland at all events lacks.
He, acting as a democrat, wrested Massachusetts [torn tin; Republicans in 1SC2, nn
achievement that rather amazed all parties.
He has lots of money ; bis income from law
alone brings him In $100,000 a year. ile
knows, too, how beats the public heart, and
that now, while the parties are in u statc-uf
disintegration, is thu time to strike a successful blow. He may carry Michigan, New
Jersey, Now York, Connecticut and other
States, by fuaiou, especially in the South,
where the negroes swear by ofaSSS I-utler.
As for Cleveland, his chances are desperate ;
if he win, it will be a great miracle. Tbe
working cIubbcs, the back bone of the democratic party in the North, ure leaving tbe
camp <n flUMte, so are the Irish, and it is now
thought Butler "ill btenk the solid South in
pieces. Blftine is ahead, ami unless hcorhis
followers do something ttupid between this
and the 4th of November, hu will be the
next President.
1 see the Conservatives sre still ahead iu
Canada. In an eUotiou that tool; place in
Prince Edwards Island ou the £0tb of Aug.
for the Commons, Jenkins, Conservative,
beat Welch, Liberal, by H4 majority. It is
true the Conservative*, w n the seat of the
general election, but it bae been alleged S
thousand times since tii at the tariff hud so
disgusted the people they would at tlie first
opportunity, throw the part) that framed it
deep into the political sea. Canada has been
Very fortunate of late, without any peculiar
virtue of her own. Our swindlers have gone
to her fertile shores, aud seeking out her
pleu-santest places, i-peiit money as il it were
of no value. Kno is still luxuriating there,
so are tifty or sixty other cashiers, brokers,
and bankers, ami they have boen lately
joined by one Warren, who skedaddled,
leaving behind him three mistresses ; ml a
deficit of 1700.000. He will never be cap*
tin id ; tie will enjoy lite in Canada ; he won't
even be refused aamlssion into society ; but
if he had stolon a few dullars from a till, or
even n h*g of mutton but I forbear; compa-
ri-ous are too odious,
The reinauisof James .Tanu.-trius McUahan,
thn most famous of all correspondents, arrived here to-day, en route to Ohio for inter
ment. Pxtraordinary honors arc being paid
tbs remains. Senators and Congressmen of
Ohio formed the Committee to take them
from New York to Cinuiumtti. A committee
of the New York Press Association, com-
posed of men who were war correspondents
themselves, will .'iccoiiip.-iiiv them tu Cincinnati, ami tin' press club wdl turn out in a
b-.'dy to do him honor. It is well that these
honors are paid MeCuhuu, for than he a more
jiindc-d, heroic, clever, und self-sacrificing
newspaper man never had existence.
Tlie war between France and China has
created considerable excitement here, as
Am ric in r-i'im: el ial interests ore involved
iu the campaign. Previous to the dealers*
tiuii of war, China sold thirty-eight vessels,
now in American waters, to Russell & Co.,
of New York, for a n initial sum. Those
vtssels now float the Americcu flag ; if they
didn't, .John Chinaman would be minus 38
vessels in twcn'.y-toiir hours, *%s several
French ironclads are hereaway, gazing at
thorn with hungry cy:*s. The French bombarded Poo ("how on ..'.aturday, and destroyed
the Chinese fleet in seven minutes, with the
loss to themselves of six men. '. uey destroyed the Arsenal alio, and in fact did as
tbey pleased. These poor devils of mongolians
can't right. They are dexterous in the use
of chop-sticks while eating rice, and can do
many other things, but they cannot face tho
music ground out of shot and shell. It is
thought the English are encouraging them,
but if so, they are doing a very cruel thing,
unless they intend to render them material
assistance, which is not likely. It is imusing to listen tothe Chinese colony here, gabbling about what their countrymen wilt do
to France in the sweet by and bye. They
will eat them up in one meal. They are
now luring them on till they get them in the
interior, when — U.nasheemaboo I These
Mott Street Celestials are brave to rasheess
at this distance, hut would run like rats if a
French Regiment were in front of them.
"The Chineso must go."'
The feeling between Kngland aud Germany is growing more bitter, though English
papers are very conci'iatory. Some say the
bitterness, so far a* Germany is concerned,
is ail assumed to lull France into false security.
The cholera has now obtained hold in Italy,
but its ravages are comparatively mild.
Although for weeks the   telegram*  about
the Franco-Chinese imbroglio have been contradictory, we have received   at   last   what
looks like trustworthy information, anil   we
may  assume  that  the attempt to arrange a
peaceful compromise  has detiniteJy   failed.
The Chinese Ambassador hss left Paris, and
the  representative ral France has   been   or
dered at once to withdraw from Pekin. This
means tnat China nn isenlred to  face  tne
tentative uf war sooner than   pay   an   in*
'runty for the Lang soa   engagement,   in
nh, as it il maintained by the Couucil of
M ind irins, the French thsSBSSlrQS  were the
; pressors.
All the t -mmercial nations of the West
■re Interacted in the war that now net-ma inevitable, and for the first time iu tht hiitory
of coiiuion** between * Shineee and EsVUmmm.
our sympathies are not euhbted against the
Asiatic power. From the beginning of the
roooflt OOmpoign la TuoqoTn the French,
Government has shown u disregard of
China's ind Bpntnble rights thnt cannot be
reconciled «ith the dncent reetMCt and f*ir
eatment due ^ OOOntrj! to w!m h France t«
Mod by advantageous trestle* The Ton*
qoln Delta, settled and civilized by Chineae
colonists, WOI for centuries a province of the
Middle Kiagd 'in, and the relation of .'sssa!
age has been OOOtinuonslf recognized by the
rulers of the present Annsmese dynasty,
who have aU i ■* looked to Pekin for the
continuation ol their title. When, therefore, the French BgJSIlt e. irted 'he so-called
treaty of Hue, by which b* traditional dependence of Annum upon China was abjured,
and a Fre .ch protectorate substituted, an
unprovok id und grievous injury wim inflicted
on a frieu lly Government,
It is true that Li Hung Cnang, who favor*
peace at any price, subsequently felt constrained tu assent hy a provisional convention to the harsh provisions of that treaty ;
but it must have been patent to the Frem i
representatives that tho Council of Mandarins wouhl be sl-iw to rarity that act. It is,
to be sure, contended by Al. Ferry that the
agreement made w,ib Li was final, not provisional, but this position is refuted hy the
fact that the French Chambers were called
upon to sanction the compact, but uot until
weeks afu-r the Lung-son incident. If the
acquiescence of the French home Government was indispensable ' j give the tre i.
validity, the aame concession must be ma.
to the Council of Mandarins. It folio
that the attempt to stdiM1 Lang-son before
the course taken by Li had l»een officially
approved was totally unwarranted, and
prompted perhai'.**. bv the misgiving that the
treaty would never be ratified at Pekin.
But if the facts, as far as these are knowr
corrobtte the Chinese view of the Lang-son
affair, the Pekin Government deserves respect anil sympathy for its determination to
resist an exaction which hears a strong resemblance to blackmail. It was not to be
expected that the patriotic party in the
Council of Mandarins would make amend*.
for an offence of which they are not guilty,
when at a similar juncture they did not
hesitate to defy the power of Russia, which
to the Middle Kingdom must appear far
more formidable than that of France. The
remote western provinces of Kashgarand llii
had borne a relation to China almuit precisely analogous to that of Annum, but after the
revolt which took place rather more than
twenty years ago \ akub Khan founded an
independent State in Kashgar, while Ills was
occupied by Russians soldiers. Nevertheless, after a Chinese army under Gen. Tso
had recovered the f-Tiii'T province, a firm
demand was made for the restoration of the
latter, with which Russia, when convinced
that China would sooner fight than submit
to robbery, reluctantly complied.
Since that time Tso has deservedly been
the leader of that party at the court of Pekin
which believes that China nhuuld respect
herself and protect herself, and he has now-
succeeded in persuading a majority of the
higher Mandurins to withstand the arrogant
demands of France. Inasmuch, too, as tbe
advocates of war will naturally be. intrusted
with the conduct of it, France may Iind that
she has entered on a nn-re prolonged and
costly contest than was anticipated. Engineers assert that a French army OunU not
now repeat the former SUOCSSsfult movement
OO Pekiu, and it remains to be seen whether
China can be coerced by the bombardment
of treaty ports, from which the neutral European powers would be the chief surlcreis
—.Vsuj York .Sun.
The Siberian plague having broken ott in
th* environs of Catechina. a committee haa
been appointed to take ths moat rigorous
precaution* te prerent the malady reaching
the horse* concentrated there dr the autnma
Although the English Radicals Insist that
tb* House of Lords must go, il is reported
thst \ir. Gladstone cootv/nplates several additions the peerage. Among th* new
peers will be Sir 1 homosColebrookc, <ae of
the members for Lanarkshire; Sir Thomas
ftrassey, Sir Arthur ilayter, Sir A. Msthason
Sir Thomas McCture, and Mr. .Samuel
Extract fmm a Pari* club journal: "M.
His utsrd found an empty pocketbook in
the card room. He st once placed it tn the
hand* of tbe President of the club. These
sets of probity require no comment."
Ih-ring  sudden    changes  of  teT)persti<
siphons  containing   mintral   water   become
Turn Paoxiusii   Boom at Pobt Mooor#
—Ever/one is aware of the early commence'
ment of extensive*  work* at tbe terminu*!
tbe construction of a new wharf and rooaJ
houses, offices, additional sidings which will
b*  necessary in view of the rapid comple*
tioa   of  ths  railway  from  ocean to ocaea.
About  16,000 ton* of rails are now ordered
and   will arrive   in   th* ootifse of   a f*W
month*.    The large bodies of workmen soon
to  be  relieved on th* upper portion of the
line   will he sent down to Port Moody to
complete the work there ae rapidly ss po**
•ible.      A   largs contract for the supply of
about b.iXJO tons of cement, we are told, has
been   effected, fur delivery  at   Port Moody
on Imperial Government account.    This i*
pouibly   fur   tb*   new  graving   dock.      A
strong  force  of tbe Kngineer corps will *r*
, rive shortly to superintend th* construction
of the   fotts st Port Moody sud possibly st
the   first narrows.    We need hardly remind
readers thst the sssemblsge of so many
-   our
ds.igerous.    A rapid rise of the thermometer   workmen  will involve their families sod the
will somatome* increase the pressure K'J peri tradeamtn   with   their   families.   u>  supply
cei t. and produce violent explo*iou. I lht€n     Hut we are about to have extensive
The revision  of the Old Testsment does ' brickyards, shipyards,  machine sbopa sud
not include the   Apocrypha.    But  it  is not '-*■—   •-*■—-*-•--   -* - ---
in>probable that some  members  of tbe com
J. BAQNALL A CO.. Vetoria. B. C. th* only swlus.
tvs Music Moose in British Columbia.
Th* largest stock ot Pis-tea and Organs in tha Province. A csmple * assortment ol everything pertaining
e th* Music Business.
While the French ViccCmsuI was returning from Habook to Nedjd lie was killed by
Late advices from Yokohama say that the
Japanese Government has issued a decree
establishing several orders of nobility, including dukes, marquises, and viscounts.
The Anarchist journalist Murphy of Paris,
who was recently condemned to six months'
imprisonment for Inciting the people to pill-
aye, has escaped from the prison infirmary.
A party of eight, including Gen. Hose*
crans, Gen. Slocum, and Gen. Cutcheon,
members of the House Committee on Military Affairs, who have been investigating the
military asylums, arrived in Toronto on
Thursday evening. The party is making a
tour through Canada.
Berlin oculisU report that the iron dust
floating from elevated railroads in streets
has added 5 per cent, to the profit* of the
The bread eaten at table in Turin is a yard
long and an eighth of an inch in diameter, of a
pipe-tern form, very crisp, and exceedingly
palatable. It is called "grissini," after the
doctor who invented it on hygienic principles
Certain portions of the Alp* have been
coveted with snow this summer to an unprecedented extent; not only did the winter
snow not melt, but a fresh supply fell in
Archbishop McCahe is suffering from bronchitis, and has, been obliged ta return from
Hurrogate to Dublin. He is said to be recovering.
At a fire iu Pimlico, a suburb of London,
in Abraham's hat shop, the proprietor and
three members of his family perished.
The London World says that Duchess of
Albany's infant is very delicate, andi- i*
considered doubtful whether it will be possible to rear it.
The Government is withdrawing individual
folice protection  in the  south   and   west of
reland, but it is still obtainable at the coat
of thoie protected.
Kadyk Bey, formerly Turkish Minister to
France has been arrested at Smyrna for
illep**! speculations on the Bourse, in which
improper use was made of funds belonging
to the State Treasury.
About 1,000,000 bushels more of grain
have arrived at Montreal since June 6 than
for the corresponding period of last year.
Thia result is attributed to the reduction of
tolls and harbor dues by the Government.
It was a surprise to the Vatican to learn
that King Alfonso of Spain ia a Free Mason.
Cardinal Jacobini. Pontifical Secretary of
State, has written in behalf of the Tope to
the Nuncia at Madrid for the details of the
The troops for Wady-Halfa will be sent
by railway to Sarraso and thence by camels
to Semneh. The Nile is rising rapidly. The
Tenth Battalion of Egyptians haa gone to
Assouan. Gen. Sir Evelyn Wood has
started up the Nile to inspect the fort*.
|^|AtBerg*la-ville, France, two children of
14 attached by a hook a slow match to the
skirt of a child of 7, aud then set the match
on fire. The victim rushed home, uttering
frantic crie*, and died in great agony, being
seized with an attack on the brain.
The Vienna New Fret Press considers the
expulsion of Russian subjects from Berlin to
be a sill— The really dangerous will manage
to remain in th* country,, and the measure *j
crnel to the innoc&nt.
ntstSS will continue to meet and undertake
a revision ofthe Apocrypha on the same
A cabinet, formerly Marie Antoinette's
which, within a few months, fetched |2&,-
OOOat suction iu Loudon, was bought tifty
years ago at a fair in Prankfort-un-Main by
an English lady for £70. It ia believed to
have now gone back to Frankfort to a Roths*
During tbe prevalence of cholera in Italy
tn 18G7, many of the carabineers and
soldiers who went IS succ t the afflicted
Milages were killed by the peasants under
the delusion that they came to poison them.
If thecholeru again appear* thia autumn, the
peasauts threaten to renew hostilities with
the military.
The Italian authorities are said to have
lately insisted on disinfecting the railroad
cars which arrived at Chiaaso ono laden with
chloride of lime the other with carbolic acid.
The result of the disinfection on those
materials is matter only of conjecture.
In the shop of a boulevard pastry cook
in Paris, a young masher questioned the
freshness of a tart. The shopkeeper was
touched to the quick,and remarked severely
" I made tarts, young man, a good while
before you were born." "I don't doubt it,
was the reply, " and this must be one of
Bricks made of cork now conatitute one
of the new German industries. The utuA
size is ten by four and three-fourths and two
and half inches. They are prepared from
small corks, refuse, aud cement, and have
not only been used for certain building purpose*., on account of their lightness and
solatiug properties, but are also employed
as a covering for boilers in preventing the
radiation of heat.
The War Department at Rome has invited
all Italian emigrants settled in foreign
countries to return home and fultil their military duties, every male 21 years old being
Bubject to conscription, regardless of naturalization abroid. Italy has repeatedly refused
to exempt her sons naturalized in the United
Two department clerks at Rome went up
last mouth into the ball surmounting the
dome of St. Peter's, uncorked a bottle of
champagne, and drunk the health of King
Humbert. The ball has room for thirteen
persons, and bears aloft a monster cross;
both have lately been refurbished to match
the uew covering of the dome.
Some successful explorations have been
made in the central sue western part of Asia
minor by Ramsay, the Scotch traveller,
and Dr. Sterrctt of the American school in
Athens. They made an expedition with
special reference to the ruins of the cities of
ancient Piirygia, Pisidia, aud Lycaonia, including the points to which interest is given
by the travels of the Apostle Paul. They
iu*---** brought back observations on the remains and position of more thau ten Greek
towns of which no other modern explorer
bas given any account.
Mr. J. P. Quirk, of Melbourne, writes an
amusing letter to a contemporary from the
Imperial Hotel, Belfast. He says: "I arrived at Belfast on Friday eveniug (August
8) with my wife and sister, travelling from
•Glasgow i*»'« Ardrossan.' Having st-eii the
two ladies iuto the hotel 'bus, I went hack to
the wharf to point out the luggage to the
porter, when 1 w*as accosted hy a policeman
thus—'Is that your luggage T I said it waa.
'Where do you come from." said the policeman. 'From Australia,' 1 answered. 'And
what's your business here?' was the n>*\t
qOSstiOD. I said I had oo busiuess; I was
travelling f„r pleasure. 'Then you mus:
open these portmanteaus.' he said. While
thn conversation was taking place, a crowd
of about tifty idlers -congregated about us,
who evidently looked upon me as a bloodthirsty Fenian or a returned infurmer. After turning the contents of my portmanteaus
ouL, and finding nothing that looked suspicious but a bottle of hair wash in a wooden
case, which the policeman opened very gin
gerly, ht wished me 'good day,' and left me
to pack and strap my things again. What
I wish t>- point out is—Would it not be better for intending tourists to lrelaud to obtain
passports, which would, I have no doubt,
prevent them going through the same experience as your obedient servant."
-ther industries ef a permanent character
which will make Port Moody the great can*
tre of weaJth and population iu British
Columbia.    Qimrdlaa.
Vh. Albert L. Fernandez, .Surgeon'
Major nf tha Third Jattabon, Grenadier
Guarda. who was tried for unnatural offence*
in Dublin, had even a mote complete viudi*
cation than that awarded to Cornwall. As soon
aa the Crown had closed its case, the foreman
of the jury arose and said that the jurote
were unanimously of the opinion that it was
unnecessary to introduce any evidence for
the defence, as they were prepared te-
give a verdict of acquittal upon the testimony which had been given for the prosecution. The jury was polled, and the verdict
"Not guilty" having been fotmally rendered,
the Judge discharged the prisoner and declared that he left the court without a stain
upon his character. As soon aa Dr. Fernandez appeared upon the street he ws*
greeted with cheera by a large party of
medical students who had assembled in anticipation of his acquittal and who escorted him to the Imperial Hotel, where an
impromptu banquet was given in his honor.
Mr. Menier, former editor in chief of
Franre Popvdaire, and Nr. Allemend,
banker, founded the SocieteCivile du Sahara,
who*te object, according to its statutes, wa*
"to cultivate the dry hut fertile territory of
the Sahara." The capital was JS0,000, in %tO
shares. Investigation convinced the authori-
ties that the aoheine was a fraudulent bubble. Allemend prudently decamped, but
Menier has been tried, found guilty,fined$40f
and aent to prison for five years. What a
healthy influence some similar action might
have ou promoters of companies nearer
Slang i.n Cockt.— The "Timaru Herald"
states that onb of the common jurors drew
upon himself a severe reprimand from
Judge Johnston for using slang in the Su-*
prerr.e Court. He was asking to be excused
from serving on the jury, a''d in so doing
said he "told the bobby" he was not tho
man named in the summons. ''Told the
bobby! What do you mean, sir?" "I told
the bobby who gave me the summons," re*
peated the juror. "I know what you mean,"
said His Honor. "You have no right to
use such a word. It is nothing less than
contempt of court to use slang here. You
told the policeman."
A very remarkable scene occurred lateh
at St. John's Church, Notting Hill
—the best placed church in Loudou, as it
haa beeu called. The service had concluded, the curate had finished his exhortation
from the pulpit, when a sort of military-looking man inarched up the aisle with his hat
on, met the curate at the foot of the pulpit
stairs, passed him, and was presenting himself on the rostrum. To the astonishment
of the congregation, the interloper announced that he had a message from God to deliver,
and continued with much excitement of manner to exclaim that he must deliver it, for
delivered it must be. Dr. Thornton, the
vicar, and others went to try and bring him
down. "This is your church, I understand, air,"said the would-be preacher, "Ves,
and I request you to leave!" replied the vicar.
Happily, the man was got down the  stairs
and out into the open.    When the congrega- —■■      . ..
tion came forth he was arguing as   to   whe-   thst all the objectsof historical interest win
ther or not he should enter_a hansom which | be reserved, for many ofthe jewels which \nr
Arthur Orto.n asd the Lunatic Cress-
well.—In our last we stated that the case
for the "extradition" of the lunatic Cress-
well from New South Wales to Kngland, on
the ground that iB no other than Arthur
Orton, the Wapping butcher, had been postponed for three months in order that an
important witness might be bronght from
England. It now appears that the witness
referred to ia Thomas Cresswell,. brother of
the lunatic, so that in all probability the
lunatic will be claimed by the Cresawelts as
well as by the Ortous.
The revived taste for tapestry as a mean*
of decoration has not altered the condition
of ita   reproduction  in the loom     Tapestry*
hich is strictly a woven fabric, as distinguished from lace or embroidery of any
kind, is nevertheless very slow in the making, and proportionately costly. Hence
various methods have been deviled for imitating its effect more rapidly, and at a lower
price. When the fabric, as it shonld be
in fine tapestry, is estirelywoollen.it has the
advantage over oil paintings, as a mural
decoration, that it is not necessary to
manoeuvre into the proper light in order to
see it to advantage. It has therefore been
attempted to paint in fast dyes upon woollen
a- well as other tissues Waring a resemblance to the fabrics of Arras and Beauvais,
Some very fine work of this kind has been
done recently in London and Brussels.
The former rigidity of seclusion for women
is greatly rciaxed in Constantinople. Since
they have commenced leaving their faces uncovered the most picturesque view is from
behind. Thsy still wear the veil, put so
loosely that the face can be seen. From the
back, however, there is nothing but the
white head dreasand the graceful folds of the
envelope tothe knees, below which is usually
bareness. Ou the street the womeu are models of propriety. They never speak to a
niau ou such occasions, though they will
stare at a foreigner with nimple curiosity.
A smile is not hard for a stranger to obtain,
but it is given not so much in coquetry as to
worry the guardian eunuch.
In view of the impending sale of a portion
of the French crown jewels, tbe following
particulars about them will be read with
interest: When they were valued juat after
the rebellion of 1789, they were estimated
at $4,200,000, and they consisted of 7, t82 diamonds, 50G pearls, 230 rubies, 150 emeralds,
134sapphires,71 topazes.8garnets and 3ame-
thysts. They were stolen from the Treasury,
iu which they had beeu deposited, and only
a very small portion recovered, but the purchases made by Napoleon and the Bourbon
Kings brought the total of the crown jewels
up to S4.."(00,000 when they were valued in
1832. Wheu a fresh inventory was taken
in 1875 it was found that the crown jewels
consisted of 77,486 stones weighing over 19,*
000 carats.and a part of thesewill shortly be
sold.    It is a mistake, however, to  suppose
had been called for him. The poor man ia
of course insane. That is proved by the
fact that he was so deluded as to believe
that any congregation would stand two
aermonaat oae service.—Liverpool Mercury.
Death in Sport.—A sad occurrence is
reported from Coraki, New South Wales,
where a man named Armstrong and his
daughter lost their lives. Armstrong was a
new arrival from Ireland, and was employed by a farmer named Johnson as an
agricultural laborer. One day he was playing in front of hi* residence near the river
with his children, when his eldest girl playfully snatched hia watch, and ran with it**to
the river bank. Armstrong pursued her,
and she slipped and fell into the river where
the water ia about twenty feet deep. Her
father, who could not swim, jumped in to
rescue her, and both were drowned. The
body of the girl wo* recovered two hours
afterwards, but the man'* body wo* not
found till the next day.
Th* air in Europe smells strongly of
brimstone. Frenchmen nay "England hss
challenged Europe by th* public declaration
that sh* haa exclusive power in Egypt."
The "Repubuque Francaise" asks "Hai
England meaenred h*r strength before ahe
assumed this responsibility?" In reply old
John Bull smokes bis nips and preparations
for the pacification o! Egypt jo on witb
military despatch.
longed to the Duchess Anne of Brittany, and
became an appanage of the French crown
when she married Charles VIII., are to be
disposed of as also several articles bequeathed ny Cardinal Richelieu.
The London Truth, referring to the announcement that the Queen is about to make
a new will. Bays: 'Her Majesty possesses
an immense fortune. The estate of Osborne
is at least five times as valuable as it was
when it was purchased by ths Queen and
Prince Albert about forty years ago. The
Balmoral property of her Majesty now extends over 30.000 acres. Claremont was
granted to tbe Queen for life in 186(5, with
reversion to the country; and her Majesty
purchased the property outright three yeara
ago for £78.000. Probably its market value.
ia not much under £150,000. The Queen
also possesses some property at Coburg, Sjsd
the Princess Hohanlobc left her the Vij£
Hnhenlohe at Baden, one of the ' best reav
dences in the place. With regard to ptr-
sonal property, Mr. Nieid left the Queen
over £500.000, and the property left by the
Prince Consort is believed to have amounted
to nearly £600.000; but the provisions of hie
will bave been kept a strict secret, and the
document has never been *proved.' The
Queen must also have eav*d a vast
sum ont of her income, which has Always
been vary well managed. Sinew the death ol
Prince Coa*ort tbe general administration of
the Qnesn's private affairs hss been confided
to Lord Sydney, whe is a cohsemniste man
in Warn
Richard St., ^ewWestminster
Manufacturers and Dealers in
all kinds of
Rough # Dressed
Orders from the Country
Promptly Filled,
of quantity and cost of material  for
building   carefully   prepared
free of charge.
Grain-Edged Mooring
A- MENNIE   -  -   -   Agent
33.   O.
With the N. W. & P.
M. Telephone Co.
Lots offered in every
portion of the town-
,  jsite; also a few de-
sirable Estates in
the immediate vicinity of Port Moody.
Tkt LiUli U>*n of Pctmold, cspit m ut
JJppi* .Pi.tu.i-dd, ii coming much into fasluou
a a sunnier rotooi.
The tost pi>rtrait oi Disraeli extsnt is that
by Wcigall, w hich li.tnj* in the pink, drsw-
lug room id thepiiUot' urf tht Liuve; ii-m-4 i«u-
li il of India, at Udiii.
A ifrme inscrihe«l,"l3.liily, 1M70. 3:10 A.
M.,' marks tb«s spot where the King of Prussia
uud Bcnedetti, the French Aiuhai-sadur, had
the ineinurable eouverastioii ut Km. which
wa*. the prelude to the war.
In railway building across sandy deserts
the Fri-iidi (■nuiiHcra aiu l»c>*iiiningVJeinph'y
iron ties. A late p.-itU-ru eonsivts of a
wrought-iron bar, supported in the riiiil-lle
and at both ends by globular plates of cast-
lh\ S< liwiniinifer has bsssj mails a
Kinuht «'l th-* Bssj faghl of I'rnssia for his
successful trt-at nit'lit of MoSI Bimnarck,
andO.ipt. li.in/i u of the H—Hi flfuinbur^
liuefou th..! completion ol his lUOth EMM
trip to New York
Herliu is the champion In or iiroducing
city of (it-rmauv, but Munich makes much
idon; in prnjiortii'ii and its export trsde is
enormoualy in excesa of that of llcrlin.
Thuain Ihs-J lierliii export.-d 149,000 hectolitres; Munich, AS1 245.
The Koniau t.'atbolic liiahop of Salford,
Kngland,lately addressed u letter to the Manchester press to direct attention to Horneo
as a new outlet for the cotton trade. His
letter is based ou infurmation from Koma.ii
Catholic missionaries.
For thirty-two years Capt. Burton has
been working more or less nt hia translation
ofthe "AnJdan Night*." The bonk now
ncars completion, ('npt.* urtnn.it i-j reported,
will reproduce in English,n» closely as possible, tho original text.
The Maori King, who has been slightly
given to exhilaration, was recently initiated
into the Temperance order of Good Templars,
in Ijondon, The ceremony was performed
by Grand Worthy Chief Templar Malins, as*
suited by a sister of John Bright.
M. Levitt, a learned member of the
French Academy of Sciences,basjust discovered that melon* contain a somewhat considerable proportion of alcohol. This gentleman decorticatedJthree kilogrammes of in- Im),
put it through a course of scientific treatment, and obtained thcrcfr,»m rive litres of
alcohol, perfectly nn.'iiial and usali ;,
A famous veterinary surgeon was summoned by telegram to Scotland a few days
ago by a well-known lady, to incut the local
adviser iu consultation on the ease of her
favorite pug. He had to travel nearly five
hundred miles to reach his destination.
Mr. (Jladstone looks worn and weary of
face and very aged, but he walks with a
quick, active step, dresses with more care
than iu his youth, in a light gray suit nt this
season, carries a jaunty cane, and wears,
after the Pabnerstoniau fashion, always a
flower in his buttonhole.
Before leaving for Kngland the Crown Princess completed a large oil painting representing a charming landscape on tho estate of the
Crown Prince at Bornstadt. Prince Henry,
who, like Ins mother, ia passionately devoted
to art, is engaged on a largo sea-piece representing a man-of-war in a storm.
The increased severity ofthe Administration in Spain in col lectin-,' taxes is producing
marked results. Much taxable wealt'i
which has hitherto evaded the tux gatherers
is continually coming to light. The 0O-UMS
of defalcation in Madrid alone now exceed
2,000 and the evasions of direct taxation all
over the Peninsula reach   a   hi^h   amount.
The UttHsian naval manoniv ei which taken
place on the loth instant MB oi greut impur.
tance, and will determine the futuie type of
ironclad to be used in the nnvy. High-Ad
miral Grand Duke Alexis, Minister of the
Navy, has been supervising the preliminary
movements at Crnnstadt. During the exercises a torpedo boat collided with a sailing
vessel,arid was disabled. Two other torpedo
boats also collided, and one sank* and the
other was damaged No live* were lost by
the accidents.
Some amusement wai oailsed in the law
courts in London the other a'te.noon
by Mr .Justice Kay and Mr. Jusiicg
North being locked in one of the
Chancery Courts. Both Judges had Left the
bench for the day and tried to leave tjle
court by the front entrance-', but they were
barred and locked. Attention was at length
attracted by tho lattliiij,' of door, and four
attendants hurried awiiy for tbo keys, and
after a brief interval their lorships were
An animated controversy has been carried
on for some time in tin: columns of a I*ondon
paper as to whether vultures discover their
prey by means of sight or smell. No two Writ
era seem to be able tn agree upon the point.
Many curious instances of tbe marvellous
power of the vulture for discovering carrion
are quoted. These birds have been known
to travel twenty**Jnileu after the carcass of a
dead cow buried under a heap of Isanssj
while after a battle iu the open desert the
air is full of them.
.It is said that very quiet eyes, which impress and embarrass one with their repose, signify not only self-command, but alio
much complacency and aome conceit, lb-si.
leas eyos that cannot look one steadily iu the
face denote a deceitful, designing mind. Kycs
in which the white has a yellowish tinge and
is streaked with reddish veins, prove much
of strong passion and hasty temper. Very
blue eyes heBpeak a mind inclined to coquetry. Gray eyes signify dignity, int Hi
gence, and excellent reasoning faculties,
Greenish eyes falsehood and a fondness for
scandal. A malicious mind is often indicated
by greenish eyes. Black eyes shows a passionate,lively temperament, nnd oftentimes
a most deceitful disposition. Brown eyes
are generally tender and true, indicating a
kind and happy disposition.
In East Africa nearly every woman wears
the pelele. When she is a little girl a small
hole is pierced through the middle of her
upper Up, and into this is pressed a small
wooden phi to prevent the puncture from
closing up. After a time this is changed for
a larger pin, and so on till the hole is big
enough to admit a ring. In proportion as
the pelele is made gradually larger,so the lip
enlarges also and comes to look like a snout.
An average specimen measures \\ inches in
diameter ami almost an inch in length.
When she becomes a widow fashion compels
her to take out her pelele, the lip falls, and
tho great round hole called lupcrclc, Bhows
the teeth and jaw quiet plainly, making her
At a lecture in London the other day there
sat in the forefront of the audience an ancient dame who plied an umbrella with vigor and pertinacity. It was in vain that
■-"Hush!" waa called the umbrella still volleyed and thundered. At last the lecture concluded to a perfect fusillade from tho old lady.
Toole, the comedian, in returning thanks to
the lecturer, expressed his admiration.
"The lecture has been warmly received,"he
said, "especially by one lady, whose name I
do not know,but whoBM efforts I have witnessed with delight and whose acquaintance
I should feel pride in making. In fact, if
possible, I would like to come to terms with
her for my next provincial tour. With such
an ally sneess would 5e secure." .
A man,a little over .10,made hiraae'f the
ambulating bureau de change with tho wait1
er> at Berlin restaurants, supplying them
three or four times a day with small change
at the moderate rate of five pfennigs for
every ten marks—in other words, at tiro rate
of about Jper cent. Having exchanged his
copper and nicklea for larger silver pieces
he went to the bakers, butchers, and distillers, who are hut too glad to get rid of their
stock of small coin, and again made a slight
percentage. The frequency of the transactions enabled theenterprismgand easily satisfied individual to retire from business with
$10,000, plus an additional hoflns paid him
by his sucessor in otitce. «
Six brigand* have boen captured by truo; *
iu the ■ovinssafof Bosssx
The Maritime Board has notified Itussian
shipowners tbat the harbor of Canton is
blockaded with torpedoes.
A congress will be held at Rome in De*
cember to di-H-uss means for the internatiou*
ad execution cf legal judgments.
M. Victor Cr-pnul, the well-known tenor,
is to marry the daughter of a wealthy land
Mr. Henry Irving. Miss Ellsn Terry,
snd fifty others of the Lyceum Theatre company will anil for Montreal on Sept. 18.
The subscribers tn the stock of tbe Manchester Ship Canal Company have unanimously resolved to psrwvere in the scheme.
Two men who are believed to be French
officers, have been arrested ntCobleiit/. while
ei.gt.j-d in sk< t-liint,* the fortifications.
Lord Ihiffi-riN, the British Ambassador to
Turkey, has assured the Porte that the
N'ofthhrook mission does not indicate a
change in Kngland's Egyptian policy.
I'uscher, the Nuremberg chemist, lays a
paste composed of starch, glycerine, and
gypsum will maintain its plasticity longer
than any other cement.
M. Meline, Minister of Agriculture of
France, has placed on the table iu the Cham*
her of Deputies a bill to increase the duties
upon foreign cattle aud dressed beef.
At Cere a. near Turin, a young woman
poisoned herself lost month on the marriage
of her younger sister from fear of becoming
an old maid.
Capua, whose luxury proved too much
for Hannibal** army, is frequently ravaged
by a band of brigands who have settled
down to business near it.
Three Abysaiuiati envoys have pr
rived in England. Among the gifts
which they bring from King John to the
Queen are an elephant and u large monkey.
The Irish executive authorities are busily
engaged iu investigating anew the Msaiti-
traana case, in order to determine, if possible,
the truth or falsity of Informer Casey's confession.
In Trent the corn thin year is streaked
with red and the polenta made from it is
believed by the peasants tocontsin the germs
of pellagra, the skin disease afdicting Lombard y.
The Paris Journal ties Dehat* ha* good
reason to believe that in the week in which
the Divorce act comes into force two or nree
million petitions wi1! be presented to make
separations divorces.
The black ex-Qufen of Assab, Turin V
royal guest, refused the aid nf doctors during
a recent indisposition on the ground thnt it
was against African courtetiquette forwhitc
hands to touch her.
Russia has despatched a gunboat to the
Commandns Island-* t > prevent an Englishman named Snow, who is fitting out two
vessels, rrom resuming the catching of nca
otter, an industry monopolized by Russians.
Russia confiscated a schooner belonging to
Snow in J8S.J.
What makes the present heated term oppressive beyond any in tho memory of Londoners is a certain relaxing, prostrating ele-
ment in the atmosphere which remind* East
India vc-ternus of Cltlcttttt. It is feared,
too, that this exceptional boat may be an
omen, nnd thnt blazing skies and sun portend an epidemic.
A correspondent of the Fruit Rerordtr
says he has boiled leaves and sti msof tomato
plant* until the juice is all extracted, and
tmds tbo liquor deadly to caterpillars, lice,
nnd many other enemies of vegetation. It
does not lojttre the growth of plants, antl
the odor renin ins a long time to disgust insect maraiide'**.
The cholera, which has prevented Fiimn-cr
tourists from going to Italy iiii*! Fran e,
ha* larcelv increased the cumber <>f --jsitois
to the lihine country. Thousands of people
who were limbic in visit the f-in.oi.fi statue
of Cermnnia in the Nied'Twdd IsiBt year on
account td ths lateness nf tbs se>«on when it
wa* tUdiOlted, fl''e making pflffrimagf* fiere
this year, Last month the visitors numbered 52,000, and the influx sti'l continues.
Ono hundred and fifty persons, including
women and chi'dren, bnt uot coinnrising a
single Legitimist celebrity, met in Paris on
• Inly '27, affirmed their unal '-ruble attachment to the c. use of hereditary nnd traditional monarchy, of which the head of the house
f Anjou is, bv virtue cf the sal ic law since the
d at!> o' Hen y V., the leg touts lepreseiita-
tive." The Comte do Cliainbonl's torincrsRc-
retary.the Comte d'Audigne. was the nrime
mover in tho affiiii*, and nrofessed to leveal
his edd master's real sentiments toward the
Orleans princes.
Mr. William Turner, who for more than
half a century bus been an institution at
Naples, died there on duly 18. Iu 1Mb he
cutered his uncle's hanking house in that
city, and was thenceforword brought into
communication with celebrities of all nations.
Ho was banker for Walter Scott, Bulwer,who
wrote in Xaples 'The Last Days of Pompeii,'
Longfellow, Lady Blessiugton, fto., nnd his
beautiful home, commanding a magnificent
view ofthe bay, was a scene of constant hospitality. Mr. Turner had lived under six different Kings. Hu was intimate with Rossini,
Bellini. Thallvrg, Costa (a Neapolitan), and
many other lights of the musical world.
Nearly forty years ago, when Queen Victoria was staying at Ardverikie, Sir John
Ramsdeu's beautiful place in Inverness shire
(then occupied by IvOrd Henry Bentinck),
her Majesty planted a Sprues on one of the
islands iu Loch Laggan. The tree grew aud
flourjtihed until qutierecently, whenitbegan
to decay mysteriously, und in course of time
it died. A careful investigation by the
forester has revealed the fact that it was
killed by the tourists who now infest the
district, and a large contingent of whom
had cut their initials deep into the bark.
Tbe tree had been whittled to death.
The usual spell of hot weather from which
London is suffering has brought with it some
most unwelcome visitors to the metropolis.
Hotels such as Buckingham Palace and the
Grosvenor, where families returning from
India often put up, have long been infested
with mosquitoes supposed to be brought in
the luggage. Within the last few days these
insects have appeared in such swarms as to
become a common pest. They are of a peculiarly venomous species, and many persons
are suffering from inflamed bites. Some
of the papers suggest that their appcar-
auce ia the portent of a long-continued
drought, from which London has already suffered to isuch an extent that, in spite of the
vast system of water works, the supply is
already falling short, and ratepayers are
asked to economize in the use of water as
much as posaible.
In consequence of tho emigration to the
States from Germany, especially on the part
of young men, there is always au overplus of
female population in the larger German cities,
but there has recently besj an alarming number of mysterious disappearances of women
and girls of marriageable age from Berlin. It
has been suggested that these disappearances
may be- the result of a traffic known to
exist both in London and Berlin by which
certain infamous houses in Belgium are regularly recruited with fresh victims. The Berlin police, however, have another theory.
Toe mysterious manner in which the missing girls have disappeared leads the police to
believe that the infernal system of crime for
which Hugo Schenck and Karl Schloisarek
were hanged at Vienna last April has been
put in practice by unknown miscreants in
Berlin. Tbe police believe that servant girls
aud others who are known to have saved a
little money are first entrapped into a correspondence by means of a matrimonial ad ver-
tisinent, are persuaded into marriage,and ore
then deliberately robbed and murdered.
UmST       IVBI   t?\T    IJAS   N0,v   COMl'LETKD   THK   BAR   ANl>
TT 1VJ.»    I    Ii^LIjI     Billiard I'.ooin,—tbe latter tlie Handsomest kuom
in the Province, furnished with the finest L'AKOM «Jid POCKfcT TABLESoer iinuortaid.
The BAR will be provided with the but of
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
  - ■-   .;-
THE RESTAURANT is now open lo tbe public; it is conducted on the most
modern improved principles by a tirst-clani Cook.
WILLIAM IN8LEY, - - -       PBOfRittOH.
The London House,
JF1. :*7\ nblsoiv.     Proprietor
Groceries, Provisions. Dry Goods, Boots & Shoes
.»  R
' Montreal.
OniiKiiH Phompti.y Attf.nded to.
FALES & CO., Proprietors
Cutlery, Hardware, Glassware, Lamps, Willow-ware, Etc,
Inspect our stock Terms Cash
Caledonia Hotel
ff.  B.  KELLY,
I announcing that the Houne is now completed with every convenience for tho traveling public. THE TABLES are well supplied witb
every article in season, und THE BAR is provided with a woll-solected
Stock of
THE BEDS are well aired, and THK STABLING is ostonsive
and tlie best of Peed always ready for Horses.
It may be well to remind visitors that this Hotel is within a few
misntM walk of the Railway Wharf and Station, and just at the
Terminus of tho New Road, now in course of construction.
GUESTS may depend on receiving every attention and a hearty
welcome from the undersigned, wbose long experience is a guarantee
of everything being comfortable and satisfactory.
J. T. SCOTT, Manager,
that l.e is constantly rircuiving from Bun<pa shipments „f chuicu
Wines,    Spirits,    Laiqueurs,
London and Dublin Stout,
IN BOND  or   DUTY   PAID-£5&
Of Halifax, Novo Scotia, and late of Kansas City, U. S.
ew We&tmir8ter and vicinity that he has opened a First-CIaas
Book, Stationery
Periodical Establishment
Aud hopes by strict attention to business and courtesy, t» merit
a share of the public patronage.
BOOKS,    PERIODICALS,    MUSIC,   .fee,   Ac,
Imported to Order.
Wholesale Dealers in
Provisions, Liquors, etc.
pu*«, mo pipft and nrriNes,
This Great Houteho
cine ranks among
ing necessaries ot
These famous Pills pun';
and act most poweifullv,;',
on the
tod   BOWELS,   giving WM,
vigoi lo  llie-s great  UaIN
i.lJE.    Tb> • ...» conaiaiitli in
a i,»ver [«lli,,g ninrcy in all «
COnS'itQliull. I.i'lll    aiiih ,-.   (
QOVie itnnilrt*,i ,»r wesIlfBcd,
'i.rlrrllr efficacious in all aiiim
io Krnialfs ol nil age.; itnd si
r'AMILY UKDICl.NE. sie ta
Its searching and
Properties tre
throughout tbe'
Kor lhe cure ,,l BAl.) LEG!
Old Wounds, Sores u
li '■ ,'U infallrile rrmtr'l.v. Ui
lies' bi, the Itok and cl ral, nd
,i Co,ex .-0; E THROAT, L.,,,
Ciiglis, slid even AMTIIMA I
dfflllags, Ana* taxes, I'll,'., Fit
And err,r kind o^ MC'N PIQ
etc, o 'en kno* <r ,o f„,'.
I In- l'i!m and Oi"i,i,enl sa.
'il. rt
ADd are .oil ',» p.ll reodotl
ili.'oi.yliout *li,'ctvlliz.'t] wo
l„, t,,*e ro ,, uio.rl ' te.y nii'j'iRj
Hi'- T.iK'e Ma.l.a ol (liteaij
re»i»l,',«ii in Oiinwii. Hern
hl„OD,lioul tbe llliuali PeteM
.Sep llie .\n.fi it'iu, I'oniii, ■ ' i ■
'hs pruaecoled.
UTPnrcbase s sboulil look
on iii,' Pttit aixt Hun h. ll ill,
■•33, Oilord M,e,i, London, tin
Ml KM.
RothkIi and Dn
Port   Mai
Keeps constantly on -
stock of first-elm I
Veal and
Corn'd Beef,
Fresh Vegeti
CINITY with Sodt-r.'f
sweet), Ginger Beer, Ginger •'
rills,;   Lemon,   Raspberry, r
Syrups; Essence of Ginger; I
tnret, etc.
Churns   from  tiii Cor> m'|
New FaUGoj
The Cash T*
lanroy Shear*., Niw^^JJ
Um opened ont hi* FALL s'
do*» prepared to ei«v*»'"'"
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