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susscai mo.s or iost,
All aammasicstioua addressed to
». t. HAMILTON, EdUcr.
Port Moody.
Or to tbe llvisini.i Office, New We.tiniu
•Mr, will receiv* piouipt'atteutiou.
VOL. 1.
NO. 8.
Oflloe:—Telephone Building,
SoLicrros aud Arrosstv. Rial Estatc
AuSST      .'■'II       I'llNVSYANCliK,
VCM.ria.7- Street.    -« -   »ort JUf.00a.3r.
«tni.nrwo  item fob sale   in
" M3 ev»rr section ef Port Moody. Abo,
Busnrb.u Lit., by the Acre, inimsrlistcly
sstjaeesit to th* Port Moody surveyed Town-
Lends (or sale on ths North side of, and
baring wster frontsge on, Port Moody
Harbor,   finely   situated   and   exceedingly
Also, Farm Land, of superior quality snd
oe (svorsble terms, in New Westminster
Csrefully prepared Maps snd Plane exhibited, end the fullest information furnished, st Mr. Hamilton'. otHiwr	
* "^L.   NOOIV,
Carpenter & Builder.
sTirrum or of Stobm akd Orricis a
HraciALTV. All Kinds or Jobui.no
Pbomptly Attehued to.
POBT   BsWUWaT.  13.-C.	
Port Moody Seminary,
TERMS can be had on application to
Hong Sing,
LJi'kkn Ktbkct. Port Moonv.
Qoecm Stbex-t, Pobt Mbonr.
*▼       *h*i   he   i«  n»w tlHfruughly   «-*tar>-
%*h*rd iu.busineaa at the Tiirniinua of the t*.
I*. K., and ia preparrd to mail* ami repair
Bootaand .Shoes at exceudingly low rates.
Real Estate for Sale
The Thompson Property!
Nsw WtMHtissTEit District.
LOT    369^ GROUP    I.
" on most fsvnrnble terms, Fifty Acres
of ths North-East corner of the above Lot,
tha whole Fifty Acres, or one half of the
seme, st the purchaser's option.    ALSO,
Port Moody Town Lots!
Adjoining ami immediately to the North of
tha above, comprising a part of District Lot
375, Oroup I., only twenty-nine chains from
tha shore of tho harbor. N'o building lota
more eligible than these are purchaseable at
Port Moody.
Apply personally to the subscriber, at his
office ou the premise*.
dlfi  PaorRirroR.
Quun Street, Port Moour.
D B GRANT  -  -  -   Proprietor.
K#*ps cona**.ntly oaa. h.nd
Having imported a large stock of
Ready-made Clothing
Direct from the East, I sm now prepared to
supply customers st prices that will
sVOrders will be promptly attended to
nd astisfsction guaranteed.
Port Moody
Moody Shinglo Mill, where the  best
of Shingles can be had at the lowest prices,
wholesale or retail.
A (apply kept constantly on hand.
William Sincerbeau,
The Di'iiii uf a Late Physician.
OY SAIIl'M, WAIIKKN, II. C. L., F. B. 8.
"Poll—stuff, vou iiioil"! exclaimed.
losing my temper.    'Come, M end
E .it's tiiK'i t me «. lis'l dor.i- with
all this cowardly nonsense,   sod   if   wr
menu really lo do Hiirlhiati,   we   must
make   haste.     ''Irs    jiast    twelve—day
Ineaks alinut   four—snd   it is   c ruing
un wet, you mec."    Several  large drops
nf rain pattering   heavily   am, ng   Hk
Irvva.siiil   branvlies   coiroborated my
word*, by siuiouiicing a coming kbower,
ai.d tbe air.jna* sultry enough lu warrsui
the   expecUtion   of   a  liitmder-ilorui
W. IftrrWort bwttotief)  ^fr^ffitkagh, Idngue
coals to the chin, ami hurried ori to the   ,|i<)W) \IH1lna
cliurclivard wall.which run across th'
bottom of the lane. This wall we had
to climb over to gitinto ihe church ju^rd,
aud it was not a very high one. nPre
Tip annoyed ua again. I cold him to
lay down bis hag, muunt tbe wall, and
look over into the yard, to see whether
all was cleat before us; and, aa far aa
tbe light would enable him, to look
about for a new-made grave. Veiy
reluctantly he complied, and contrived
to r-craml.le to the top of the wall. He
bad hardly rime, however, to |<e»r over
into the ururchiHrd, when a Buttering
sireak of lightning Uaabed'ovei us followed, in a second or two, by a loud
barst,!<f thunder I Tip fell in an instant
to Ihe gruuud, like a cockchaffer .hakeu
fiom an elm tree, and lay crossing himself, and Blattering Fater-nosters. We
c uld acaicely help laughing at the man-
MTriri/iiT ^OTTlinQriT l,e' i» which he tumbled do»n, simul-
' ' 4ly> .aneousy with the (Ja5h of lightning.
"Now, look ye, gintlemen," said lie, still
squalling on the ground, "do you mane
lu give the poor cratui Christian burial,
when yn'vedooe wid lierj An' will
you put her back aa ye found her?
'Ca-e, if you won't, blood an' o n.s "
"Hark ye now, Tip," said I sternly,
taking out one of a brace of empty pistols
i had put into my greatcoat pocket,
and presenting it lo hia head, "we have
hired )ini on this business, for the want
of a better, you wretched fellow, and if
you give us any.more of your nonsense,
by I'll send a bullet through  your
brain!    Do you hear  me.   Tip)"
' (Jch, aisi.'aisy wid ye J ilont tnur-
thc-r mi-1    Dad luck to me that   -   ever
cam wid y»l   Celt, and if iver 1 live to
Hs«»" he" 1. - now^cMnragbr*  *smh- JMi**, fon't £ see and tnifym. Oold body
out o' the .-ficlie if all ihe docthera in
the world? If I don't, divel burn iinrl'
We all laughed aloud at lip's truly
Hibernian expostulaliou.
"Come, nir, tnounl! over with youl"
said we, helping lo jiuxh him upward.
"Now drop this lug on the of er aide,"
wc continued, giving In in the sack llu,
contained onr Ituplruirnl*, We all
three of us then followed, ami alighted
safely in th" churchyanl. It poured
with rain; and to enhance the dreariness and horrors of the tune and place,
Hashes of lightning followed in quick
succession, shedding a transient awful
glareover th? scene,revealing ihe while
tombstones, the ivy-ijrown venerable
church, and our own figures, a shivering group, come on an unhallowed
errand! I perfectly well recollect the
ively feeing of apprehension—"the
•   compunctious  visitings   of  remorse"—
MOOdy  TOWn LOtS I Trhiirh tht »i-f)nni,t*,ri*t' nillnd forth in
' my own breast, and which,    1 - had   no
doubt, were shared by my companions
A» no time, however, was to be lost,
I left the group, for an instant, under
Ihe wall, to searcii out the grave. The
accurate instructions I had received
enabled me io pitch on the spot with
little difficulty; and I returned to my
companion., who immediately followed
me to the scene of operations. We had
no umbrellas, and our greatcoats were
saturated with wet; but the brandy we
had recently taken did us good service,
by exhilarating our spirits, and especially those of Tip. lie, untied the sack
in a twinkling, and shook out the hoes
and spades, Ac; and, taking one of the
latter himself, he commenced digging
with such energy, that we had hardly
prepared ourselves for work, before be
bud cleared away nearly the whole of
tbe mound. Tbe rain soon abated, and
the lightning ceased for a considerable
interval, though thunder was heard oc-
ca-i mally grumbling sullenly in the
distance, as if expressing anger at our
unholy doings—at least 1 felt it so. The
pitchy darkness continued, so that we
could scarcely see oneanotherj' figure-.
We worked on in silence, as fast as our
spades could be got into the ground;
taking it in turns, two by two, as the
giave would not admit of more. On
—on—on we worked, till we had holloaed out about three feet of earth.
Tip then hastily joined together a long
iron screw or borer, which he thrust
into the ground, for Ihe purpose of
asceita ning the depth at which the
collin yet Uy from us. To our vexation, we found a distance ef three feet
remained to lie got through. "Sure,
and by the soul of St. Purick, hut we'll
not be done by the morning 1" said Tip,
aa he Hire* down his instrument and
lesumed bis spade. We were all discouraged. Oh, how earnestly I uithed
myself at home, in my snug little bed
in the Borough! How I cursed tbe
the Quixotism that had led me into
such an undertaking! I had no lime,
ho» ever, for reflection, at it was my
turn to relieve one of the diggers; so
into the grave I jumped, and worked
awav ailmti'v as hef-re.    While I wa«
thus engaged, a sudden noic, c o>e   to
our ears, so sun r i iue, that 1 protest  1
thought lrhould  hue   druppid   down
dead in the grave    I    wa<   rubbing.    I
and my fellow-digger let fall our spader-,
m I all four stood still for  a   second or
two in an ecstasy of fearful   apprehen
•ion.    We could not see more   iheu   a
few inches aiound us,   but   heard    ill
i;risa   trodden    by   approaching    feet!
They proved to be    those    of   an    ass,
thst was turned at nightiuto the church
yard, and had gone ou eating   hia -ay
towards us, and, while we were atandin
ii mute expectation of what was tu
come next, opened on us with an as-
rnundiiig hee-haw! hee-hsw! hee-haw!
Kveo after we bad discovered. *W&   ln-
licrous natuie uf the pj^^H'M
J lflrf%ute
poor   Tip's
18 PREPAKKD TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS for Clearing Land, Opening
■P Town Streets, or mere extended Rnrsl
Highwsys, Constructing Wharves, Erection
of Bolldings, or for sny class of work con-
aacted with the construction of Railways.
saPttVery Reasonable Satisfaction assured
to those with whom he contracts.
Address:—" RrKrkv Point Hotel." Port
Moodr.  B. C.
behind,- a* he stood leaning on bis spade
Tip started suddenly backward against
the animal's brad, and fell down. Away
sprang ibejickaia, as much confounded
at T>p, kicking and scampering like a
mad creature among lire tombstones,
and hee-hawing incessantly, as if a
hundred devils had got into it for tbe
purpose of discomfiting us. I felt so
much fury, and fear least the noise
should lead to our discovery. I could
have killed the brute if it bid been
within my reach while Tip stammered,
iu an affrightened whisper—"Och, the
bnste! Och, the bastel The big black
divil of   a   bistel     The   murtheiou-,
thundering ''   and   a   great   many
epithets ot the same sort. ,JVe gradually recovered from the agitation which
this provoking interruption had occasioned; and Tip, under lire promise of
t»o unities of whisky as soon as we
arrived Sife at home with our prize, re-
newerl his exertions, and dug with such
energy that we soon cleared away lire
remainder of the superincumbent esrth,
srrd stood upon the bare lid of the coffin.
The grapplers with ropes attached 10
them, weie then fixed in the side, and
extremities, an I »e were in the act of
raising the rtoffln, when the sound of a
human voice, accompanied with footsteps, fell on our staitled ears. We
Lend both distinctly, .nd crouched
down close over thr brink nf the grave,
awaiting in bieathU-ss suspense a corroboration of onr fears. After a pause
of two or ihree minutes', however, finding thai theiouuds were not renewed,
we began to breathe freer, persuaded
ilut uur ears must,have deceived us.
Once niore we resumed our wflfk, succeeded in boistiii" up the coffin—n t
without a shp, ho ever, which nearlv
precipitated li rlowr.-again lo the bottom, with all fosr of us up n it —and
depositing it on the grave-side. Before
proceeding to use our screw or wrench-
ers, we once more I nked and listened,
nd listened and looked, but neiihci
seeing noi hearing anything, we set t-
work, pried ofl the lid in I l» inkling,
and a transient tllnnpse of moonlight
lisclosed to us the shroude r inmate—
all white and damp, 1 removed the facecloth and unpinned the cap,    while    M
 loosed tlie sleeves from the   wrists.
Thus were   we engayed   when    E ,
who had hold of the feel, ready to lifi
th-ni out, suddenly let them go—gasped,
"Oh, my t.!uJI there they are!" and
pi nod his hand on my arm He shook
like an aspen It nf. I looked towards
the quartet whether Ir is eyes were directed, and, sure enough, saw the figure
of a man—if net two—in iving s calihily
towards us. "Well, we're discovered,
that's clear," I whispered as calmly n-
I could.    "We   shall   be   murdered!''
groaned £ .    ' Lend me one of the
pistols you have with you," said Nf	
resolutely; "by , I'll have t shot for
for my life, however!" As for poor Tip
who had heard every syllable of this
startling colloquy, and himself seen the
approaching figures, lie looked at me
iu silence, the image of blank horror, I
could have laughed even then io see
bis staring black eies—his little luby-
linted nose—his chattering teeth.
"Hush—hush I"   said   I,   cocking   nil
pistol, while M did  the   same,   lor
none but myself knew that they wen
unloaded. To add to our consternation,
the malignant tnonn withdrew lb
.mall scantling of light she had been
dolling out to us, and sank beneath s
vast cloud, " black as Erebus," but not
before we had caugln a glimpse of two
more figures moving towards us in an
opposite direction. "Surrounded!" two
of us muttered in the same breath.
We all rose to our feet and sto d together, not knowing what to do—unable in the darkness to see one another
diatinct'y. Presently we beard a voice
say, in a subdued tone, "Where are
iheyl where? Sure I saw them! Ob,
there they   are!    Halloa—halloa I"
That was enough—the signal of oor
Sight. Without an instant's pause, or
uttering another syllable, < ff ae sprung,
like siioill-sbnt from a gun's mouth, all
f us in ditfeient drr ctiurtr, we knew
not ahitnef, I herinl theieporl of s
gun—mercy on me! and pelted away,
scucely knowing whst I was ub ut,
dodging anu-ng he graves—now coming
full-butt agiinst a plaguy tombstone,
then tumbling on ihe slippery grass—
while sumn one folloaed close at my
lice s. panting and puffing, but whether
friend or foe, I knew not At length 1
sturuiiiel against a large tombstone,
an I, finding it open at the t*o ends,
crept under it resolved the io abide the
issue. At the moment of my ensconcing
invself, the sound of the psraon's fool-
steeps who (ml fotljwtti ■*, suddenly
cease !
I heard a splashing sound, then a
kicking and scrauiblurg, a faint stifled
cry of "Ugh—hu, ugh!' and all was
still. Doubtless it must be one of my
■companions, w ho hail been wounded.
What could J do, however? I <iid not
know in what direction he lay—the
night was pitch dark—and if I ciept
from pay hiding-plai-e, for all I knew, J
might be shot myself. I shall never
forget tliat hour—no, never? There
was I, squatting lilpe a toad ou the wet
grass aud weeds, not daring Co do more
then breathe! Here was a predicament! I could not conjecture how the
affair would terminate. Was I to lie
where I was till daylight, that then I
might step into the arms of my captors? What was become of my ssjinpav
nionsj While turnin**) these thoughts
in my muid, sod wandering that ail
was so quiet, iny oaf caught the sound
of the splashing of water, apparently
at but a yard or two's distance, mingled
with the sound of a lialf-smothered
human voice -"Ugh! ugh! Och, tiiur
ther! muxtherl murther!" another
splash—"and isn't it dead, and drowned, and kilt I am—"
Whew! Tip in trouble, thought I,
not daring to speak. Yes—it was
poor Tip, I afterwards found—who had
followed at my heels, scampering after
me as fast as fright could drive him,
till his career was unexpectedly ended
by his tumbling souse—head over
heels, into a newly-opened giave in his
path, with more than a foot of water
in it. Thero the poor fellow remained,
after recovering from the first shock of
his fall, not daring to utter a word for
some time, lest he sliould be discovered
—straddling over the water with his
toes and elbows stuck into the loose
soil on each side to support him. This
was his interesting position, as he subsequently informed me, nt the time of
uttering the sounds which first attracted my attention. Though not aware
of his situation at the time, 1 was
almost choked with laughter as he went
on with his soliloquy, somewhat in this
"Och, Tip, ye oulrl divel? Don't it
sarve ye right, ye fool.' Ye villainous
ould coffin-robber! Won't ye burn for
this hereafter, ye simi'Tr1 Ulaloo! Win n
ye are dead yourself, may ye be trated
like that poor crutur—anil youi-self
alive to see it! Oi'h, hubbaboo! hub-
baboo! Isn't it lurcthat I'll be drown-
ed, an' then it's kilt I'll lie!" A loud
splash, and u pause for a few moments,
aHiT he were M*-adjlisting his footing—
"Och! an I'm catching my .litIs of
cowld! Euit, an' it's n divel a drop o'
the two bottles u' whisky  I'll ever   Me
-Och,'och, ochf—Another   splash-
"och, an' isn't this uncomfortable!
Murther and onus!—if ever 1 come
out of this -shan't 1 be dead before I
'Tip- -Tip Tip! I whispered in a
low- tone. There was a dead silence.
"Tip, Tip, where nm yon,' What's the
matter, eh.' No answer; but he muttered in a low tone to himself—" Where am
/'. by my soul! Isn't it dear!, anil kilt,
ami drowned, and murtherod 1 urn—
that's all!"
"Tip Tip—Tip!" 1 repeated a little
"Tip, indeed! Euit, ye may call, bad-
luek to ye—whoever ye are—but it's
divel a word I'll be alter  srjalting  to
"Tip. you simpleton! It's I     Mr. --."
In an instant there was a sound of
jumping and splashing, as if surprise
had made him slip from his standing
again,  and   he   called   out.    "Whool
wlioo!   an'   it's   you   sweet   Mr. '
What is the matter wid ye? Are ye
kilt? Where are they all? Have they
taken ye away, every mothers son of
your lie asked eagerly, in a   breath.
"Why, what are you doing, Tip?
Where are youl''
Fait, an' it's being Ututtd I am, in
th-fool, anil in the queerest tub vour
honor ever saw." A noise of sculilin^r,
not ninny yards off, silenced us both in
an instant'    Presently 1   distinguished
the voice of E , calling out, "Help,
M !"    (my   name).    "Where   are
youf The noise increased, and seemed nearer than before. I crept from
my lurking place, and aided at Tip's
resurrection, when both of us hurried
towards the spot whence the sound
came. By the faint moonlight, 1
could just see the outlines of two figures
violently struggling and grappling together. Before I could come up to
them, both fell down, looked in each
other's arms, rolling over each other,
grasping one another's collars, grasping
and panting as if in a mortal struggle.
The moon suddenly emerged, and  who
do   you   think,   reader, was   E 's
antagonist? Why the person whose
appearance had so discomfited and affrighted us all—our coaciivan That
worthy individual, alarmed at our protracted stay.hatl, contrary to our injunctions, left his conch ts> come and search
after us. He it was whom we had seen
stealing towards us: his steps ■ tat
voice hod alarmed us, for he could not
see us distinctly enough t'i discover
hit her we was his fare or not. He
was on the point of whispering my
my name, it seems - when we must ail
have understood one another—whenlo!
we all started off in the manner which
has boen described) and he himself, not
knowing that he was tire reason of it,
had taken to his heels, and fled for his
life. He supposes! we had fallen into
a sort of anilrusc-atle. He happened to
hide himself liehintl'In- Mini.stun ■ next
but one to'hat «hn-li sin li- red fi
Eindingall quiet, he and E , as   if
by mutual consent, »rew groping from
their hiding places, when they uuex
pectedly fell foul to one another—each
too all righted to speak—and hence the
After this satisfactory denouement,
we all repaired to tlie grave's mouth,
arid found the corpse and coffin precisely as we had left them. We were
nut majiy momenta in taking out the
body, and stripping it, and thrusting it
into the sack we had brought. We
th'-u tied the top of the sack, carefully
deposited the shroud, <bc, in tne coffin,
re-screwed down the lid—fearful, ini
pious mockery!—and consigned it once
more to its resting-place, Tip scattering
a handful of earth on the lid, and
exidanuing reverently — "An' may the
Lord forgive us far wlatvi have dose
The coiudrjjtln and % then
tof/k tl» body be*weetl us to tkteoach,
leavirijjeM-—, "smd E , andTip, to
fill up the "grave. -
Our troubles were not yet ended,
however. Truly ft seemed as thovtgh
Providence were throwing eveVy obstacle in our way. Nothing went
right. On reaching the spot where we
had left the coach, behold it lay several
yards farther in the lane, tilted into the
ditch—for the horses, being hungry,
and left to themselves, in their anxiety
to graze on the verdant bank of tlie
hedge, had contrived to overturn the
vehicle in the ditch — and one of the
horses was kicking vigorously when we
came up — the whole body off the ground
—and resting on that of his companion.
We had considerable difficulty in righting the coach, as the horses wen- in
clined to be obstreperous. We sue-
ci-etli-il, however—deposited our unholy
spoil wirtlin, turned the horses heads
towards the high-road, and then, after
enjoining Jehu to keep his place on the
box, 1 went to see how my companions
were getting on. They had nearly
completed their task, and told me that
"shovelling in was surprisi.igly easier
than shovelling out'." We took g'eat
pains to leave everything as neat, anil
as nearly resembling what we found it
as possible, in order that our visit
might not be suspected. We then carried away each our own tools, and
hurried as fast as possible to our coach,
for the dim twilight had already stolen
a march upon us, devotedly thankful
that, after so many interruptions, we
had succeeded in effecting our object.
It was broad daylight before we
reached town, anil a wretched eoaeti-
company we looked, ail wearied and
-dirty —Tipespecially, who nevertheless
snored in the corner as comfortably as
if In- hud been warm in his bed. I
heartily resolved with him, on leaving
the coach, that it should be "thedevil's
own dear self only that should timpt
me out agin boet^tnatchingf
The International Exhibition of Needlework, whieh is t ' lur held at Sydenham ill
July lssl, will inelnde, among other euriosi-
tiey, two tlunjs which will r.ot lie the least i
nl the attractions of the* exhibition. One is
tin: famous nsedl* presented tu the Emperor I
of (icniiaiiy last year irii,|,r l linninltsnoss
worth re ratling
The Binperur waa visiting the great needle
in iini'.i tory at Kreii/ii.'u h. snd wss desirous
of sarsjae/forhimeslf tt;e rslative power "f
inaehiner. oomp -red M rilr skilled hand labor.
A bundle nl s'ij,, rime needles was plac* 1 before l.iin, 1,11.10 nt which weighed leas than
half an ounce, snd he expressed his ftstnnish-
iiir-nt tint eyes oould be bored in such minute
riiereuptin the foreman of the boring department asked his Msjesty to iiivu hun s
a li or fr.un his beard, and reet EViiUJ it he
bored an tye in it, threaded it and handed
baek to theastonlshe I bnpsror this improvised nntl next peeiihai- needle.
The other i-iirlnii.s needle was lnatiirfactirr
etl at Kedditeh, and presented to the Queen.
It is a sort of miniature Trajan's e.i'uimn.
All around it are tepie^ented scenes frnm
the l,lrieen's life, exeeilted  K   minutely  that
a ina^uifyiri^ glass is rciiinred in distinguish
them.     This needle QSU l*u opened, and w ith-
Initers s number of very Soeneedles,on
which also scenes have been engraved.
Some little trine ago a party of English
tourists set nut, accompanied by two well-
known (••hdclwakl guides, Boss and
Kaufmsnn, an a mountaineering expedition
iu the Himalayas.
The Journal de Gmere prints a letter,
dateil Oct. If, whieh has been received from
Boss.    xtesaSrai
"We have just been a jnsrney of two
month, into the interior, beyond the frontiers of British India. We arc all in perfect
health, antl we shall soeu set out for an expedition of six weeks. During our last
journey wc made the ascent of the Kahro, a
height of 23,000 feet, and the Zubauu. another summit of 21.000 feet. We crossed in
Nepari! a glacier of from 16,000 to 18,000
feet altitude. As to Mount Everest, a
height of more than 30,000 feet, and which
is situated in the Province of Nepaul, we
contented ourselves with contemplating it
from a distance of about twenty lesgncs.
The entrance to Nepaul is strictly forbidden
to Europeans, and esj»ecially to the English.
From the summit of the Kabru we saw two
mountains almost as high aa tlie Everest.
east of the altitude of sliont 30,000 feet, or
double that of Mont Blanc — London
Calvin's Horse Demolishkb.—A reli
ginua land mark haa just disappeared from
Orlesns. Tbe house in which the reformer
John Calvin lived when he studied for the
law,WO Bue tlu liros Anneau. has just been
pulled down. His room, lighted by two
windows, overlooked the street, and it was
there that he received the visits of his two
friends, Theodore de Beze snd the celebrated
librsnan Leurex. The pick and spade are in
full work, demolishing many ancient houses
in the Chatelet quarter of the city, and destroying much of its quaint snd picturesque
attraction for the antiquary snd the artist.—
St. James's Gazette.
Mceiat Srsuorr, Boer Mooor.
M. HESLOP, - - Proprietor
A complete stock ef
Drags and Patent Medicine?
^Prescription* carefslly dispensed
M r itkAV Stkhet,   -    -   Cohsir or Qckek,
1">KT   MOufiY
Pacific Boarding House:
Clause Stkest, Pobt Moody.
GEORGE ANNAND • • Proprietor'
will find orery convenience and com-,
fort at the above Hotel.    M eals st all boars
Charges moderate. diSnm
Rea&Estate Brokers':
Om a*d Fa«. PBOraftfTPOB Sal*
AT   Till TfeBMIXUS Of   THI Gakajmajt
Pacific Kah.ivat.
Best of reference.    Information  willin
port Mooor. a. c.
D. S. CURTIS &I0.,
Direct Importers Mid Dealer* ill
dhigs and
Laips and Lamp Goofo.ftc,'
COLUMBIA   STREEt,     •>.">»']
NEW WESTMINSTER,   -   -*B."fL*    *
(Nent Door to the Colonial Hotel)
Special furilitins for the Johbtftg Trade
Real Estate Agents,
Conveyancer*! Acconntaiits;
I  II t  i   1 I  l..
Clrartnfr r.tm.l   Mnklni: HmiiU.vMm-u
and   (*K\I  liM.   WOKKS suit, il   tw
Hi.   vtuiitioftt 1 iiiiiiti' Town.
.4yer s Saruparilla wonderfully improves
tie complex; mi, and bring* to ol.l and young
the bloom of health. As a purifier nf the
i>fiH>i1 it h a no final.
ts~ Hotel, Uvtry Stable, and BUotumltl •
Shop hi prOgTfM, and will aoOO M naily foi
pccoininotlation uf tiifltoineta.
POKT   MCCtT,   D.  c.
Soda-water Manufactory
CINITY nith Sotla-watcr (plain an,!
Seise*), llinger Beer, tlinger Ale, Sarsaiia -
rilla; Lemon, Raspberry, and *U othtv
Syruos; Essence of Ginger; Cock-tail .Mix
tures, etc.
llRliKKS     FROM    THR   CorXTRV    CaREFII.I.V
Saddlers & Harness-makers!
Every Article in their Line
Always in Stock.
Front St
YALE' B. ('
Rough and Dressed
J   A. CAL3ECK. Afijent,' —
■ I
<£t)e port -fL-oty fepttt.
During the week Mr. Land bom has beeu
laying the fooudstion* oi s building he i.
sbost to erect on Douglas, near John street.
It i. to be JOxoO feet on the gronnd, and
two storeys high; snd is to tie fitted through
out for professional snd business orScu*.
Tag Nsw Road.—Th* granting by tbe
Legislature of $4,500, conditioned upon tlie
sum of (1,900 being raised by private contributors, fur th* opening of the Clark* road
and improving the North road, is s most
gratifying fset to the people of Fort Moody.
Yet we cannot ssy that gratitude has sny-
thing to do with the prevalent feeling. This
grant jthould have been msde a twelvemonth
ago; end the road in question should ha.v
been nude last spring. But the loc.l (lot-
ernr/ient ol the dsy have, by open passive
resistance, snd by covert active opposition.
dune all they could to prevent this road
being *Ver made, snd to dsinsge the interest* ami prospect* of Fort Moody in every
respect. Now, st the eleventh hour, snd
when itis not considered quite safe to resist
asss/ longer, they concede us s part of what
is W dye, sjid of what wu should hav*
bee* ia possession long ago. Probably this
concession would not have been msde hsd
the Governm.nt been able to retain entire
control of the House. At all events, this
grant docs not wipe out tbe sense of past injury. Only those who have themselves
suffererl, know the exesperatiug inconvenience, the expense, and the losses to which
the people of Port Moody have lieen so subjected, during.thu past year, through having no road to communicate with the outside
world. We have endured a state of affairs
which is a downright disgrace to the Provincial Government.
Ws understand that Mr. Robert Preston
is about to erect a number of cottages—to
lease, if we mistske not—on View street,
Clsrke quarter. It is a fine airy situation,
and the tenants will be ready before the
.houses can be completed. This is just tho
sort of enterprise from v. Inch the profitable
returns are quick snd certain.
Wb learn from an indisputable source,that
the whole railway construction staff are to be
moved forthwith from Yale down to Port
Moody. The filling in of the cove between
the wharf snd what is known as "the big
Culvert," will be proceeded with immediately
to provide (or sidings snd to esse the curve
on the main track. It is also understood
that the erection of machine shops here will
be commenced within a brief period.
Sukdat last was New Years Day, according to Chinese chronomctry. As a tonne
' quence, an almost continuous rattling of fire'
/.-rockers, burning of joss sticks, a large con-
sumption of pork, chickens, snd candy,
tnoistened with, srrack, by the Celestials,
during the week so ushered in. New Years
calls were in order, on Sunday. Many of
the Chiuoae residences were tastefully decor-
;-»tsd. '
A sk/ttc, of'very large dimensions for these
waters, was caught, on Friday morning
close by the Caledonia Hotel, and was an
hour's wouder to those who have not lived
by the seaside. It was about four feet brosd
by nearly six in extreme length.
On the night of Friday last, a through
down train was partly thrown from the track
above Yale. There were four or five passengers in the, caboose, among whom wns John
T. Scot*, ef the Caledonia Hotel. We believe that all o( them were more or less injured, hut none of them dangerously. Mr.
Scott, especially, was badly shaken up, although lie had no hones broken, nor joints
dislocated. On the train reaching Port
Hammond, he was taken down to Westminster by Bteamer.
A Cbdkl Hoax wsb perpetrated, a few
days ago, upon a couple of young geutlcmeu
—one of thorn from Boston, the other from
Ssn Francisco—who came to visit Port
Moody. Acting doubtless upon the suggestion snd advice of some Victoria, or Westminster, wag, they brought their skates with
thorn expecting to have a good day's skating. The harbor, as far as could bo seen
from town, was as guiltless of ico as if it
wero midsummer. Down st the Narrows
there was a sort of ice cream over the Bait
water, but not sufficiently thick and strong
to beer the weight of a duck. So, the mis-
leaders could not even extract a good joke
from their falsehood.
We sre glad to leant that our young friend
Mr. Louis Eckstein, lias just sold a property
owned by him, on the corner of Queen and
John streets, at a profit of over two hundred
per cent upon the original purchase money.
He bought for $300 and has sold for $850.
Not a bad operation. ..
Tax stealer "Mamie' arrived from Victoria on the morning of Tuesday last, with
usnal assortment of freights for this place,
and took her departure some - two hours
afterwards, on her return.
The steamer "Lottie," from New Westminster, arrived at the wharf on Tuesday
night, where she lay until about 8 o'clock
the following morning. Ths Lottie brought
on freight a considerable quantity of goods
{or various parties here, among others, the
novelty of a wagon. There has to be a first
time for everything. This vehiole was for
Mr. Thus. Pogue. The little steamer had
in tow scows loaded with lumber. On Wednesday morning, these were towed up into
the cove, near the lumber yards, and soon
after the "Lottie" took her departure for the
Mr. Geo Odin having sold, to Mr. Gilbert,
his lot, with the erected framework of an
intended hotel upon it, on the corner of
Murray snd Douglas streets, Clarke quarter,
has purchased snother lot, on Clarke street,
near the corner of Kyle street, Murray
quarter, where he is lay ing foundations of a
hotel 24x50 ft. o* the ground, and to be two
storeys high. The lumber fcr this building
was towed in by tie "Lottie" as mentioned
An addition ia afecart *» be marie to the
Elgin House, *r> s* to Burnish for a large
dining-room, with other additional accom
Through trsrss between Fort Moody sad
Tale, are now of daily ocearreaee; and, al-
tboagh they are as yet but working trains, a
large number of persons avail themselves of
the opportunity to take passage We on-
aeratund that, sa and siWr Ihe 1st of March,
regular passenger trains, with duly fitted sp
pusseuger cars, will run over this route.
Mr. Alex. Tays has joat completed tlu-
exterior uf a snag house, on tbe lot nest adjoining Easterly, tbe Pacific House.
Mr. Leland, Temperance Lecturer, held
forth at tbe Pacific House, ou the evening of
Wednesday last, Jan. 30th. A Lodge of th*
Independent Order of 1 lond Templars wss
organized, celled the "Lake Como Lotlge,
with the folluwuig list of officers:—J. Fmser,
W.C.T., Mrs. J. Eraser. W.V.T.; Norman
Fraser, W.o.;M». K. J. Auunil, W.A.S.,
Tbo*. Paine, W.F.K.; Mrs. N. Frsser, W.T.;
W. C. White, WM; A. .1. Annand, Will ;
P. <i. Fraser, W.O.d.; H. H. Eraser, W.<\;
F. r. Nelson, P.W.C.T.j J. 8. Fraaer, UD.
Number of Charter niemlierB—male*, 9 ;
females, 3; in all, 12. This (Lake t'nuio)
Lodge to meet st Port Moody every Wednesday evening.
l'AiiTKM.Hiiii-.—Mr. W. Hincerbeau has
taken Mr. Hugh Murray into partnt-rdiip, in
the hotel business at the Rocky Point hotel.
The business will be carried on in future under the firm name of Sincerbeau k Murray,
Kkhati-h.—In last week's leading article,
for—"This cunning little scheme, however,
has not yet been ]>refi'ectcd, read perfected."
Editor Port Mestdy Gtartte.
Dear Shi.-I besr that Mr. McdlHmy
is s citizen uf the United State*. 1 need not
mention what uwy ensue by reason of bis
offici.il seta, if this be a tact. Will Mr.
Mdiiilivniy explain ? We nerd a Magistrate at this fast growing town, but let as
have one who in dely qualified to hold arid
fulfill tbe position. Wt do not desire endless litigation, snd the sooner this question
is set st rest, the better fur si I parties.
Port Moody, Jan, at, 188*.
[From tbe sfnlnl.ni] On ,r ll.n.J
Sir,—In the name of Justice to this Province, I ft-1 oonstrainedto offer my opinion
for the great requisites necessary for the ad-
vaucemeut of New Westminster and Port
Moody, the writer of this having had sufficient experience of Port Moody to know,
snd without sny fear of contradiction hy
any nautical gentleman, that Port Moody is
one of the finest harbors in the world, lu
a word, 1 may say it is one of Nature's great
harbors. 1 compare it to a large basin subject tu tbe risu and fall of thu tide ouly,
which is scarcely perceptible, and so calm
that vessels lying moored alongside its
wharf can lay with Bails loose day or night.
To rook up towards the head of the Inlet one
cannot fail to see a circular front which
nrlords ample room for a grand circular quay;
and should the port become of great import,
ance ami inhabitants grow rich ami lie fond
of luxury, it could bu ornamented Boniewlint
on the principle of the Thames embankment, London, and become the great modern
city uf the Dominion. 1 have no personal
interest m this matter, but having had—
some seven years back, experience of this
country, one cannot fail to see the present
drawback to its success, Having proceeded
thus far by iuuiuerating the importance of
the port named, 1 will proceed to state what
1 think will help the progress of the two adjacent towns, viz., Port Moody ami New
Westminster. First, by all menus, there
should lie a railway constructed direct between the two towns. If so done, there
would lie sn opportunity for merchants to
receive their goods direct to New Westminster via Port Moody, and also ship direct to
London the large amount of salmon at the
same port; ami if 1 am rightly informed, the
shipments amount to over 200,OtX) cases a
year; so that, in my opinion, if the people of
New Westminster ami Port Moody work in
harmony with each other, the success in the
futureoughttobegreater than the past, without losingsightof the Cauadiali Pacific rail way,
which will i>u a great 1 ii to B. C, without
doubt; hut the most essential thing for New
Wt-btniiiiHtor will be the railway to the port
which will give them a deep water harbor,
with all the advantages of such harbor; and
as the terminus must remain there, it will he
still a greater reason for the early construction of the projected railway.
Respectfully yours,
A Bird or Passage.
N. W., Jan. 29, 1S84.
|fr in Ik. xtn U*,| Ouardlaa I
Ti r.snv, Jan. 22.
On a petition being presented for tbe con
stin, wi.o of a narrow.gauge railway, Mr.
Heaven very properly considered that it ws*
U-yond the poaer of the local Government
to grant tbe prayer. Upon this be was
nailed by Mr. Unl.aon, who conceived that
we h.,.1 a perfect right to grant it. Mr.
Suiitlie went further, aud que totted the
right of tbe Federal Government to claiming
the exclusive right in this direction, as being
contrary to the IV N. A. Aft. He insist,,1
that the Province had an exclusive right to
deal with the petition. Mr. Kobson again
contended that the Dominion Government
cnuld not deprive the Province of tlie right
tu dual with titer petition. The Attorney-
General agreed with tlie views of Mr. Bear-
en, and was under the impression that th*
Bill, if passed, would lie disallowed st Ottawa. Mr. Smithe reiterated his opinion
that the Province hsd an exclusive right to
deal with this bill, and the petition was received. Messrs. Smithe anil Kobson may
please their frieuds with the expiession of
their opinions, but that will make no difference elsewhere. Sundry clauses of the Mineral bill wurc passed, und ono struck out:
tho remaining clauses were passed, and the
bill reported complete, with amendments.
The Public School bill evoked a warm debate, which lasted some time, resulting iu
tbe defeat of tbe Governments pet scheme
to charge half fees for the High School. The
bill was reported complete with amendments
The House adjourned till Wednesday.
Wednesday, Jan. 23,
Mr. Smithe complained of being misrepre
sented on the subject of the School bill. He
has found the half feo system was not popular, and now- wants to creep out of the mess
by giving the proposition a kick. The sec
ond renting uf thu New Westminster aud
Port Moody Railway Aiiicndmentbill, defer-
e senary if he   only  charged   $1.00.
This is pare nussei isss. If speculator*
want th* lead, the additional dollar aad a
half will net act as sn obstacle, bat it will
pat just that amount additional into the
bauds of Government witli which to pay
maintaaderethethe pretended Dock refund.
Mr. Snathe said, when a ruan had paid to*
'Jovrnmeot for hie first pre-emption bt
might pre-empt again; tbi* :s a wonderful
concession' Mr. Kmithe said tbut one lease
had been grsut>*l lor KfWti m r*» of Un I on
Shusaap Uke: tb- compsny egrecing to pst
up a mill, the- rent was ten cents per sere.
Ths. is better than former lcn.es, but .till to"
small. In respect to the mill, w* know *f
certain leaar-c* who promisvd to pat ap a null
on like conditions, but never did so, although
tbey ck-an-d tlie land of timber. Alter
passing sundry da**ea, the committee rose
ami reported progress. The House adjoaracd
till Tuesday.
|r>»a> lb. af.taUi i Oaa**lsa.l
Pour Moonr — IiiiproveTOentsof all kinds
are going forward at tlie terminus ; the early
cointnenceracut of extensive works there,
end tlie consequent assemblage of s large
number of people at Port Moody, is stimulating builders soil btiyeJs to their greatest
effort*. Tbe sales of lots have again Iwen
Urge; one sale being $5,000 cash. I he transitions have been almost confined to the
Ciarke, Murray and Mclnnes properties,
which are now in tlie ascend.nt.
(Ff»m IS. Mainland OuardUs.)
The N kw(!. —Ths telegraphic dispatches (!)
are >o absurdly contradictory that nothing
in be drawn from tliem. The only conclusion which it is possible to arrive at,
is that the Chinese are ss much inclined to
bluff as the French; but bow the matter will
und, it is impossible at present to judge....
There is every prospect uf s great fight in
the Dominion Parliament over the Settlement bill, snd some modification is very
irmm di. Ii.iiil.iid Oa.nl.n.]
The "Excelsior" brass band, specially reunited for this occasion, marched down to
the wharf, where they played some of their
bust morceauj- in nonor of the chsmpion oars
mm of the world. On the arrival of the
steamer Princess lyiuiBe, which was crowded
with pssseirgcrs—including a number of the
M. P.P.'s, the House having been adjourned
till Monday -the large crowtl on tho wharf
Arlington   Hotel
Hew Westmin»ter,   -   B. C
facst cvndsctfd Hotel* in  the  Crly.
Tbe Table is eopniied with the hast tbe
Market affords.   The Bart Qulitsr* ef
Supplied st tb* Bar.
Jan. 8, 1883. Sole Proprieter.
M enufao-turers and Dealers in
all kinds of
Rough S( Dressed
And Wnolcsale I>ralers in
sugars, kyrvvs,
molab8e8, vinegar,	
lustily cheered the champiou. A committee
ring the commencement of work to any time ! from the Athletic Club then waited upon
within two years, then followed.    The com- j Mr. Hanlitn anil eBcortotl him to a carriage.
The newly-elect Council met at the school
house, Langley, on Monday, Jan. 21st.
Proacnt: the Reeve (J. McAtlania), Couns.
Houston, Norris, Smith and Towle.
The Council having been duly sworn, the
minutes of previous meeting were read ami
W. Towle was elected as Councillor for
Ward No. 3, on motion by Coun. Smith,
seconded by Coun. Norris, aud being duly
Bworn, took his seat at the Board.
G. Hawlison was appointed Clerk, Collector, Treasurer, Assessor and Returning Officer for the year 1884, and James Siucluir
was appointed Auditor.
The following committees wore appointed:
Front Wards—Couns. Houston, Towle and
Jenkins. Back Wards—Couns. Norris and
Smith. Finance Committee—Couns. Smith,
Towle and Houston.
Coun. Towle gave notice that at next
meeting he would bring in a By-law to provide for the Return of the Assessment Roll.
Coun. Norris gave notice that at next
mcoting he would bring in a Salary By-law.
Council adjourned until first Saturday iu
[From th. Malnl.nd Ousr.Hin.}
The past week has been rather an interesting one in this district. We first were made
acquainted with Mr. J. A. Cawley leaving
the ranks of "Bachelordom" and joining the
"Matrimonial" ranks, by taking unto himself Miss E. J. (litis,ni as his better naif, thu
Rev, T. H. Gilbert making the happy
couple one. Mr. Cawley and bis happy
bride will reside at Popcum.
We have had some temperance lectures
delivered by Mr. Levi Leland, the Grand
Lecturer of thu Grand Lodge of 1. O. G. T.,
for Washington Territory and British Columbia. Thursday and Friday evenings he
lectured in the old school house, Centre-
ville, and on Saturday night in the S.
Michaels meeting house in the Cheam settlement, and on Monday night be will lecture at Sumass. On Thursday eveniug the
lecturer began by saying how badly he was
treated at Chilliwhack; never before in a
country settlement had he been refused a
Methodist Chapel or a school house to lecture in, but in Chilliwhack he had been rc-
fuBod both by the Trustees. He said he did
not expect to get a Catholic or an Episcopal
Church, knowing they had laws which prevented anything of the kind in a consecrated
building. He told them that Mr. Hall, the
Methodist preacher, could preach all the
year round in any of the school homes, and
was that evening holding n meeting iu one,
but he was refused to preach in the school
houss on "Temperance." He then said that
an evil in some places was the selling in
stores of certain kinds of "bitters," where
there was not a license, and that something
of the kind might be at the bottom of his being refused the school house. Whether the
"Bhoe" fitted anyone or not, we do not
know; but some of the Trustees, we believe,
are storekeepers. It may be that they have
the "alcoholic bitters" referred to. We
could agree with some things that were
thrown out in theso lectures; with other
things we could not agree, He tried to reorganize the LOG. T. lodge, but failed.
We  believe  the   Methodkl    protracted
for  tbi,
meetings are still being continued, but   do
■ot hear ef any success,    Tho people arc
getting too wise to believe that excitement
The- famber and other materials,,, religion, or that a working on the nervous
extension,  also   arrived   by
the 1 system, ia inward ntsce in the soul.
{ *»o Boso Publico.
mittee, nfu-r slight amendments, reported
ihe hill complete. Mr. T. Davie moved the
secoml reading of the Chinese Population
Regulation bill, by which a yearly tux would
be levied on Chinese, employers would he
mads responsible for the tax, dead Chinamen
would lie left to enrich our soil, their removal
being prohibited; 384 cubic feet of air would
bo required for every Chinaman in hia habitation, and a movable window not less thtin
two fuct square in every room. A line u mi! 1
be imposed on every Chinaman refusiug to
work at a fire. Ths opinions expressed were
anything hut consonant, although the second
reading wus said to be curried unanimously.
Sundry cIuusub were passed, w hen the committee rose and reported progress. House
then adjourned till Thursday.
TiuicsUAV, Jan. 21.
Mr. Smithe moved the second reading of
the Land bill. The price of unsurvcyed land
to speculators, was lixutl at $2.00 per acre ;
tho price of timber lunus would he the same
us agricultural lands ; coal lands would lie
$2.50 pur acre, wiih a royalty of five or teu
cents per ton. Mountainous lands would be
sold lor fifty cents pur acre. A grunt deal
of liuncoln wus imposed upon the House by
government supporter*, as the hill is little
DOTS than a pretense to remedy existing defects in the luuil laws; but, of course, the
government is mukiiig another job for itself
next session—-if it lasts so long. Tho second
reading was carried. The Attorney-General
introduced his Chinese bill, in order to make
a show ; he knows as well as possihlu that it
will he ilisollowetl, but then something must
be done to fill up the session and keep up
appearances. Tho House then adjourned
till Friday,
Fkihay, January 25th.
A bill changing the place for collecting
tolls, from Alexandra bridge to the 50-mile
post, was read a first time. We were in
hopes that tho first half cent would have
been remitted, hut of this moru anon. The
Attorney-General told Mr. Helgcsen that he
declined to define the terms contained in
one of the Government Acts, that such questions should ho answered by a Judicial
tribunal. That is, if you don't like what
the Government gives you, you can go to
law and see if you can get sny better. The
New Westminster and Port Moody Railway
Amendment Act was read a third time and
passed. The House went into Committee on
the new I,and Act. Mr. Beaven moved that
Chinese be excluded from acquiring land.
This brought the whole of tho jovial eight
upon I,rtn, tinder the pretense that it might
invalidate the bill. The fact is that the
Government will pass any amount of Chinese
bills that w ill Ire disallowed, but anything
against the Chinese thst would be likely to
pass, they must of necessity oppose. During
the debate Mr. Smithe said, "if tbey (the
Government! could depend upon the Dominion Government doing what in justice they
ought to do, he would be in favor, &c.
What then did the Government give away
three aud a half million acres and our claim
for compensation to accomplish! and w hat
is the meaning of thu word "conciliation."
After all the palaver about "fighting Canada''
and the wonders that were to be effected by
the Settlement bill, we are now told that we
need expect no justice at the hands of the
Dominion Government! Mr. T. Davie (an
honest Johnite) said "the Dominion Government had acted with strange inconsistency,"
Ac. There is certainly a screw loose somewhere: the conciliation humbug has not had
its expected effect. Mr. Btaven's airiend-
ment was of course votes! doom. A discussion then t.iok place on the time granted to
settlers for payment. After a hard Struggle
on the part of Government they were euui-
pellctl to give way, so that rive years instead of tour is now the time allowed for
payment. The committee rtise and reported
progress. The House adjourned till Monday.
Monhay, January 28th.
Honest John brought in a petition from
the Women's Christiau Temperance Union
Society. There ia nothing like having two
string's to one's bow; if politics should be
played out, temperance lecturing pays very
well. This same gentleman endeavored to
improve the occasion in a Pecksniffian strain,
in relation to what he calls the "unfairness"
of the opposition press, particularly iu respect to the Standard. Mr. Smithe said he
had to charge $2.50 per sere for land to
speculator-,     although     he    mie,ht    get
in which he was driven to the Occident, and
while the vehicle remained standing in front
of the hotel, Vice-President T. J. Trapp, on
behalf of tho club, read the follow iug
To Edward Haitian,
L'ltumi<wii Oarsman uf the World: —
On this your first visit to the mainland of
British Columbia, it afford, us great pleasure,
on behalf of the New Westminster Athletic
Club, to bid you a right hearty welcome to
the Roynl City.
On account of the great distance which
separates us from thu older Provinces of the
Dominion, the majurity of us hove been unable to Witness any of youracquatic achievements; yet we call assure you that, since the
great Centennial race of 187ft, we have
war., In-,! with the deepest interest your
contests with such men as Ross, I'larstcd,
Hawden, Elliott, Tiickett, Laycock, Boyd,
Courtney, Riley, Morris, nod other.-, ami wo
sre proud to say that the muscle, endurance
and ability of our Canadian athlete have
stood the test of all comers, and to-day you
stand before us the champion oarsman of the
Wu regret that the time nt your disposal
is to i limited to afford us the pleasure of
witnessing au exhibition of your skill on the
Fras.-i; yet we trust the record you huvu
msde for yourself will he the menus of
stimulating inony; of our young athletes to
press forward. And although such unparalleled success as yours is not within the reach
of all, still it is our eain.-st desire that, when
the time comes for you to lay by the sculls
and rest on the laurels you have so ably
won, Canadian boatman may still be to tho
front, ami maintain that supremacy ii
aquatics which you havo ao long, honorably
and fairly upheld.
Wu hope that ymir visit to the Pacific
Coast and your sojourn in B. C. will be
pleastnt and enjoyable, and your trip to
Australia crowned with your usual success—
undi.pitted victory. Antl when you leave
our shores, rest assured that you carry with
you our best wisher, for your futuro prosperity; and that you may long live to enjoy
tho reputation of being Canada's greatest
oarsman nnd champion of the world, is the
wish of the New Westminster Athletic Club.
T.J. Titan1, ht Vice-President.
(Signed) W.Cormtt, lad       "
Peteii Gbast,  Secretary.
The rinding being finished, the address
was handed by Mr. Trapp to tbe great oarsman, who in response addressed the crowd
w Inch had assembled in front ot the hotel,
to this effect: That ho was taken completely
by surprise at his reception, as he certainly
did notexpectany such ovation. He thank
ed '.he Athletic (. lub for their oddrcss, and
declared himself surprised to find his name
and deeds so well known on this far-off
shore. He declared that they might rely
u|mn hint to do all that lay in his power to
keep up the reputation of Cantda aa far as
oarsmanship was concerned, and most earnestly echoed the hope expressed in the address that when the day came for him to
retire, there would lie someone ready to
come to the front snd maintain Canada's
right to the champion oarsmanship of the
world. He was not a member of Parliament,
or a great speaker, but he must thank not
only thu members of the Athletic Club, but
the Firemen as well, for their kind invitation
to the ball, and every aoul around him for
the reception given him, which was oae of
the warmest he ever received. He sapreci-
ated it all the more coming from a small
community, so far away. He was on his way
to Australia now, and he could assure all
that there was not monoy enough in
the world to make him loosen bis grasp on
the honors whichwer* so frankly bestowed
nponhim. Throe hearty cheers were then
given by the assemblage, snd the band
struck up a lively tune, filling the air with
its strains of welcome while the illustrious
oarsman descended from the carriage and disappeared into the Occident Hotel.
Letters from Idaho prophesy trouble at tbe
Cojur d'Alene gold mines next spring. The
old milling law of Idaho guarantees to every
miner twenty acres (or his claim; but it is
expected that 25,000 person* will go up to
the miues iu the spring, and unless new auriferous lauds are discovered there will not
be enough to go around, and the military
force at Fort Ca>ur d'Alene will be insufficient to cope with the wrangling miners.
A weslthy company is making extensive
preparations for a season of great activity,
having already shipped to Luke Coaur d'Alene parts of a Bteamboat that ia to be put
together and made ready to run from the
mines to Eagle City as soon as the lake is
cleared of ice. Since the discoveries that
were made last fall all has been conjecture
as to the richness of the mines, for snow has
accumulated there until it is from eight to
I ten feet deep.
Orders from tlie Country
Promptly Filled,
of quantity and cost  of  material for
building   carefully   prepared
free of charge.
YEAST POWDER,'   . '    \
(Cook's Friend and P.AM f
EXTRACTS (Assorted,)
TOILW soaps;
Grain-Edged Flooring
MENNIE   -  -   -   Agent
MEATS, Etc., Etc.
SAGO, RICE (No. 1 & 2,)
ONIONS,   ETC.,    ETC,,   ETC
IB.   O.
With the N. W. & P.
M* Telephone Co.
Lots offered in every
portion of the town-
site; also a few desirable Estates in
the immediate vicinity of Port Moody.
Wooden and Willow Wa
PIPE STEMS,"      ,
Clgars iron. $27 to $150 per M.
Coal Oil, Matches, Shoe. Blacking,
Stove Polish, Straw Paper, Paper,
Paper Bags, Second-hand Grait s
Cotton Twine,  Candle Wick,  Can
Openers, Demijohns. .    ,
SPICES—Whole and Grorrnd, hi ilb,
jft,  lib, 2Jlb and.5Ib Tins.    Dried
Herbs, jib tins; Citron Peel (Scotch)
in 7lb tins; Sultana Raisins.
LiatJOBiS !
CcansaasslcsttiMB   with   Pr
»M«r. Ct> fyrf BflOltlJ #H|tttt.
Waa thero ever each a rwss aa that
In which the lands of the Province—
and psuticolarly those of the railway
Wit—hare been worked into! We
shall not pretend, and would not dare
attempt, to give a history of the various
land tenures of British Columbia, the
modes preaeribed for tbe acquisition of
Crown lands, the many curious modes
Vy which they have been and are acquired. To do so would be to write the
fciatory of chaos. Nearly every session
of the Provincial Legislature has
brought out some new Land Act,
There have been Acts and Acts, amendments, repeals, and re-enactments
of Acta, always cumbrous, complicated,
and confusing; until it is almost beyond
human ingenuity to say, with certainty,
open what terms any man holds, or can
hold land. There is only one fact
which seems to glimmer pretty clearly
through all this legislative fog. That
is, that this plethora of enactment has
all been brought about in the interests
of large land-grabbers. Of that we
shall have more to say hereafter—also
of the shameful, most needless, and
wholly inexcusable way in which, between the divers Dominion and local
Governments, the forty mile railway
belt has been kept locked up, for so
many long years, against the honest
occupation of actual settlers. We now
wish merely to make a few remarks as
to the rights of "squatters"—and squatters of recent date. It having been
repeatedly intimated, within the last
year or two, by those in authority—
intimated mysteriously, it is true, but
so as not to be misunderstood, that
these railway lands were just about
being thrown open for settlement, many
honest and well-meaning folk thought
they might anticipate a little, and so
—squatted upon them. The greater
number of these acts of occupation have
taken place within this year. And
wd know numbers of these new occupants—numbers of them even here
around Port Moody,—who have acted
in all good faith. Conforming with
the old law of British Columbia, so far
as they, or anybody else, could under
stand it, they have gone upon their
selected lots, have made substantial
improvements, have made real clearings, have built, real houses, and have
resided continuously upon them; and
they wero prepared, when permitted,
to pay the upset price for the land.
What more could the poor fellows do?
Nobody could tell them of anything
•lse that was necessary to be done in
order to hold their lands. If so, and if
anything in reason, no doubt they would
have done it. Quite recently the
rumor has got about that the lands in
this railway belt were now certainly on
the very eve of being thrown upon the
market. Then - Presto! — up starts
a host of people, none of them a hundred miles from here, who boldly declared that thty had severally put iu
claims for these respective lots. Perhaps they had, in each case, fyled an
application, as the process is called.
But what of that? They had done noth
ing to support their claims. In no case
that has come under our observation—
and we have looked into a good many
—waa there any improvement whatever made by these alleged prior applicants. It is a pretty state of affairs
if a man may plant his foot upon a
piece of unoccupied land and say to
himself .'"this is mine;" lie perdu until
it acquires a high value in the public
market, or until some bona fide settler
begins to make improvements upon it;
then start up and publicly repeat the
expression,—"this is mine," and drive
off the man who has put months of hard
labor upon the land. It is not improbable that these speculators are prepared to prove their claims—that is,
get some person to swear that they
have made improvements up to a certain value, whereas, in most cases, not
a single tree had been felled. This is a
kind of operation which has been too
common, in this Province, under the
old pre-emption and homestead law.
The provision in that law, requiring
and permitting one man to prove lus
improvements by the oath of a neighbor, was one of the finest inventions for
the encouragment of perjury that was
ever conceived. Two men take up
tracts of land on speculation. Neither
of them ever does a stroke of work on
his prospective lot; but when the time
comes for his securing possession, each
of them goes boldly forward and swears
for the other; and swears how ? Not a
few of these schemers, instead of being
allowed to hold the land they are now
speculating on, should be in the Penitentiary. It is time there was an end
to this sort of thing; but it is possible
{hat we may see some more of it yet,
and in the case uf the lands referred to
above. It ia even said that certain
members of tbe legnJatare are backing
op the preteasaosss of these petty
usurpers. Tsvs* gtntlemen bad better
be careful, or they will have a storm
about their ears that they little dream
irrem It. nUlalasd Ou.trl an )
To us, the progress of events
more clearly every day lo the
menccment of a great European conflict. The interviews ot DeGiers wiih
Fraiicis Joseph and Bismarck and the
flattering reception by ihe latter of the
French special envoy, notwithstanding.
Indeed, as we hare previous,!) shown,
these friendly interviews have generally
been the immediate precursors of hostilities. The state of tbe various nations
immediately concerned, despite their
reluctance io enter upon doubtful and
costly war, impels them with irresistible
force to hazard everything on a successful
war. Russia is torn by two powerful
factions, the party supporting the present
dynasty of the Romanoffs *and the
nobles who conceive ^themselves lo
have been ihe victims of t e reforming
proclivities of the reigning family by
whom the serfs were manumitted. But
there is another incitement to war on
the pari of the Czar. He knows very
well that the whole Russian people
have been educated to believe lhat Con
stantinople mus one day become the
Capital of Russia, and bitter as the op
posirion now is to ihe reigning family,
it is more lhan probable it would be
greatly neutralized by a successful cam-
i argn, securing the goal of all
Russian ambition to the grear
northern empire. The gradual but
steady progress of Aus ria, in the Balkans, makes the realization of this great
scheme more and more difficult of accomplishment, and if the Austrians
were allowed to go on annexing all the
strategic positions in the Balkans, they
will be enabled lo form a complete
barrier against Russia and ensur • the
absorption of the present Turkish capital by themselves. The Czar, therefore, has no alternative, the sow pro-
gtess made by creating revolution in the
Turkish dominions Will) not answer
their purpose; immediate action and
that of ihe most effectual character is
he only means to save Constantinople
lo Russia. The pietended adverse criticism of French republican institutions is
a mere blind; the alliance of France and
Russia has been effected long ago. The
grand coup was not to have been struck
lor some time, but the course of events
will bring about the struggle by which
they intend to change the destinies of
Europe. That they will be mistaken in
this we firm y believe, and that the
attempt will result in their own destruc
lion no one can doubt. France|'.nd
Rnssia combined, could place more soldiers in the fie d, with a greater number
of guns and proportionate material of
war, ihm probably all the o hrr nations
put together, in Kurope. There can be
no doubt, also, that France would be
united in tbe desire for revenge for
Sedan. Russia, on her part, would be
united in ils yearning for the Ottoman
capila1, and together ihey would form a
very formidable power. Hut unfortunately, they are both unpopular and obnoxious lu all the othcrS ales of Enrope.
If they only feared assault from the foes
lo be met with at the two principal
points of attsck—the Rhine and ihe
Balkans—the immense weight of the
armies ihey could hurl at these obstacles
would possibly be irresistible. They
wil', however, be confronted on every
side;   ihey   have,   in  their arrogaricsy
ful expenditure of thirteen thousand
dollars on a quite unnecessary road be
tween this city and GranviBe, when
every interest in tbe country is taore
or less affected by tbe absence of a road
bet ween thia city and Port Moody; and
tlwn, when tbe ministers are driven into
a corner by the uruitutakrible argument
of facts, they grudgingly (rive about a
third of tbat sain for *nch an important
highway. The bargain itself is a disgrace to both ministers and mainland
members; it matters not that ministers
thought the mainland was entitled lo
the money, they were not justified iu
making such a promise out of the
House. They simply take upon themselves to dispose of the provincial funds
for political purposes, treating the
opinion of the House with utter contempt, perhaps, calculating upon the
jovial eight to vote down any attempt
at remonstrance. Tho whole affair, to
far as the ministers are concerned, is
such a gross insult to tlie House that
1 members can luave very little respect for
themselves or their constituents if they
do not hurl them from power, irrespective of any other consideration. Why,
the whole fabrio of responsible Government is involved in thia matter. If
ministers can coolly dispose of the public funds without asking any opinion
from the House, the term responsible
is an absurdity; they are responsible to
themselves alone, and can use the public money when it suits them, in any
corrupt job. Such a charge would ruin
the most capable and honest ministry
in the world; but in the case of the
honest John ministry, there can be
only one conclusion: if the House does
not discharge them for this atrocious
prostitution of their offices, tho majority
of tho members must be as bad as the
ministers. We have on a previous occasion pointed out the very false position in which the mainland is placed by
being legislated for at Victoria. The
very thin pretense that members are
elected on the mainland to represent
their constituencies and see justice
done, and that everything is fair and
above board, is the most transparent
falsehood. The whole machinery of
island intrigue is brought to bear on
these so-calle I mainland members, and
we cannot lie surprised that they succumb. The islanders are shrewd
enough to secure a fugleman like the
leader of the jovial eight, and
they pat these line fellows on the back
and assure them that the country will
alwayslie grateful for their able assistance—in hoodwinking their fellow
mainlandcrs tliey might say—but they
don't; tliey prefer keeping up the appearance of legislating for the whole
province, when they are in fact legislating for Victoria alone. All this has
been forced upon the minds of main-
landers, and is now graven so deep that
nothing will efface it. If affairs had
been carried on by the present Government with anything like decency, the
the time when any protest would have.
been made might have been deferred for
a long time, but the shameful disposal
of their lands by the Kootenay and
Settlement bills, for the purpose of
building seventy-five miles of a railway
on the island, and securing the mainland vote by a bargain so corrupt as to
tmdanger the system of government, is
bors and the opportunity for paying off
o'd sc res will be eagerly seised upon
by he smaller powers of Europe, who
now hang back for feat of provoking a
breach with them while their hinds are
free. England is quietly but busily preparing for the coming figh for supremacy. She will hold aloof as long as she
possibly can, but join in the melee she
must, and she will no doubt choose the
side thai serves her own interests the
best. By careful steeling she has kept
clear ot any serious quarrels for many
years, and has, by this mesns, acquired
a redundancy of population and much
internal discontent. A great war would
do much to replace her in her former
firm position, and secure advantages for
her which will place her at the head of
nations. It will do good in every respect; it will incite her own people and
stifle the incipient leaning towards
democratic institutions, and at the same
time draw the people's attention away
from the demoralizing teachings of
men like Bradlaugh. Her own sons
by sea and land will make their weight
felt wherever they go, but wi h the
great Indian army used at points easily
attainable from India, she will be enabled to dictate her own terms to the
belligerents, and finish ihe war when
she thinks all its advantages have been
l tained. The coming struggle will
probably give peace to Europe for many
.-wilt,,      bHwj       urui.,      mi     tiit-ii    ai J u^iinv.'c, J.
trampled on the rights of their neigh - JW*'*' straw> and our people are now
easting about for the best means of
separating the island from the mainland, in order to secure proper legislation for this part of the Province. That
tllis will be brought about.there can bo
no question; the wholo fabric of the
present Government is rotten and become quite offensive to tho most ordinary intelligence. If the islanders are
wise thoy will assist in ousting tho present Government, as by that means
they will do much to convince the people in this province that they were not
parties to the recent nefarious legisla-
lation. As for those mainland members who were parties to the discredit-
eble bargain by which they gave away
the mainland for the pretense of having the dock money expended in this
part of the province—which by-thc-way,
it never will be, because the ministers
are taxing us right and left to provide
money to replace it—their names will
go dewn to posterity as traitors to their
constituents, and they will never again
enter the portals of the legislative halls
as members.
[From the Mslnlsod Onardlsn.]
It would appear that the local government have discounted the proceeds
of the Settlement bill, and look upon it
as un fait accompli. H this is the case,
the members far the mainland should
be putting in their claims for their respective shares of the dock money, because if honest John and his colleagues
insist upon laying out the money, we
•hall never get it disbursed where it is
really required.   Witness the disgrace-
The past season has again been very
discouraging to oyster cultivators in
England, and tho conviction lias been
forced upon them that further experiments will be only a wasto of money.
Front one end of the southern coasts of
England to the other, thousands of
pounds have been expended in endeavoring to protect the spawn at spawning
time, but without the least sign of success. The cause of the failure is the
want of temperature. Only native oysters will breed in the estuaries of the
Thames, but of late years the summerB
have been so short and cold that there
has been but very little spat, and this is
the reason of the scarcity and consequent deamess of the "native," which
the English esteem the best of all oysters. Artificial breeding in EngUnd
has been a failure. The only real sue.
cess in the artificial breeding of oysters
has been achieved at Arcachon, in the
south of France, but even there, during the last two or three cold and wet
summers, tha crop of spat laas been only
about one-fourth of what it hss usually
[Fro*, tu. Mat tan* 8ai4M.l
Tb* pi —i at atxtuiaistratiuu is s gorern-
aaant of pur* kaiubag. Tbey Son.li d into
power oa the pretense tbat tlrcir predecessors
had been maiding isjary on tbe Province
by "hgbtiug Canada," awl tbat their polity
being strietly one of conciliation, they
wer* going to ateer British Columbia into a
haven of rest and safety. It may It* well to
nut* hers that tbe "fight Canada" story was
pure fiction, that .11 thu previous l.ov. m-
incut sought to do was to secure to our
people their undoubted rights with regard to
tlie railway l*dt;uul gives tUtidud negative to
all demand* f,,r more land. Tbey never de-
sited in irritate tb* Dominion (.overuatent
with silly or outrageous Acta by which our
silly legislature hss lately been brought into
ndreuleatOttawa. Tbey were always stifli-
cieiitly wull informed to avoid tlie rock, ami
shout, that our present CovvJonietit is continually running oar poor little ship into.
The honest John tloveruinent, like au weak
intellectual combinatione, begin, to find itself so irresistible with the asBistance of the
jovial eight, that tliey are losing their heads,
particularly Kiuithe and Itottcat Juhn. Some
of their friend, hav* had a petition introduced, for a railway, antl Mr. heaven seeing
the impropriety of the procedure, tendered
some friendly advice ou the subject, in
which the Attorney-ilencrsl concurred; hut
Messrs- Smithe and Kolwon, the great
apostle* of "ciincrtiutioii" got np on their
high hones and scouted tbe idea of this
Province—particularly in their hands—not
being allowed to do s* it liked. Such an exhibition could not have taken place under
any previous administration, snd we trust
will never take place again in a British Columbia legislature. After giving away three
and a half million acres of our finest lands
to the Federal Government, it is the height
of absnrd msdncas to assume au untenable
Ir we bud sny doubt of the miserable,
leek-eating character of our Government, it
must be dispelled by the despicable show
they made the other dsy, when the clause
requiring half r rites for the High School was
struck out. Tliey plumed themselves upon
having produced quite an original idea in
the hsif-rate business—a sheer impossibility
with them. They thought their jovial eight
woultl certainly secure its passage, even
should the brilliancy of the idea not strike—
even the Opposition. But they were woe-
fullysdisnppointcd, and were compelled to
slink out of the mcBs with their tailabangiug
very limp behind, and allow tho clause to be
struck out. Honest John was wholly unabashed, nnd cooly told the Houb? that he
only inserter) the clause to elicit an expression of opinion 1 As the fellow said when
caught trying to pick a pocket—that it was
?|iiitt: a mistake. Cool impudence can no
arther go; houcst John iB equal to sny
emergency, and would boldly face the mnsic
where sny other man would be covered with
Honkst .John- writes a letter to his own
paper, under the head of "Exporicncr.,'' in
which he tries to defend the outrageous expenditure of public money on the False
Creek road by a great many half lies and
much of bis own temperance meeting sophistry. He begins by telling how Hon. J. W.
Trutch endeavored to have the road made
over the ground by way of False Creek :
if Mr. Trutch had accomplished his desire,
the country would have saved many thousands of dollars; but thero was a carping,
scheming editor in the Royal City at that
time, who published a paper called the
"British Columbian," who, by his articles
in the above-named paper and such influence
as himself antl his set could bring to bear on
Governor Seymour, induced the latter to
have the road constructed where it now is.
Tho Government then laid out the town of
Hastings ami anld lots at that place, antl then
constructed the piece of rood which uow
connects Hastings with Granville. Hut honest John has a piece of land which the False
Creek road will render valuable, and this no
doubt has had its influence, bo that the present—the ministry of honest John—is the
only one that would dare to perpetrate such
an outrage on the lot owners uf Hastings
and the people of this Province generally,
many of whom are suffering serious loss because the Government will not make roads
that would require very little outlay. This
villainous piece of public robbery will do
good to no one but the contractors and the
land owners in the vicinity of Granville. As
for anything the people of Granville will
ever get from this city, it csn be carried
very well by the present road, and as for
anyone requiring to lie brought to this city,it
is a remote possibility which may very easily
be got over hy carrying them to tho North
Ann, where the best kind of conveyance for
a sick or wounded patient csn lie obtajued.
It was very different in tho case of Port
Moody, whence a patient would have to
travel upwards of twenty miles to reach this
sits coa.rrrmo.-i,
sad tbe latere oi which ia so greatly spoken
ef as bomad «p with tbs interests ol tas
Atneruiau transcontinental lsoes, and our
own C.P.K .bows that tbe route via Winnipeg aud Cbt.rcb.iU has advantage* which
no other cub utter. Tb* A .toner iron. Yo-
kohaisa to Liverpool via New Yerk is 12,-
038 Bole*; vis Montreal, 11,0111 miles; vis
Chun hill, 11,802 links, showing thst Japan
will lie alee W Bead its product* to tlie Banket, at Ijverpttd river tbe Churchill route,
wbeu it at opened, w ith a saving of 1,111
miles. While our road triumph, over that
going by N«* York by '2,126 utile.. San
Francisco etpiaily become* tributary to tb*
Hudson Bay line; and it i* not astonishing
tbat th* great corporation* in the south,
that tit* crest corporation* in Fasten. Canada, aud that great corpora'ion runsdng
through onr midst should all nnite with Use
Province* and State, hi tbe Fj.t to oppose s
scheme which will turn the channels ot the
western trad* sway from them and take it
up through a region hitherto uakimWB. but
the danger uf which the men controlling
these greet entreprises see st ouce lhat it is
mooted, and are more ready to appreciate
than we whose salvation it at. 1 woald now
speak a few word* on
In order to deal wiih she mutter, and to
show the difference, 1 have taken site tarill
approved of by the Governor-Gencral-in-
Connexion the 23nUI March, )»««. By it
the freight on wheat is $10 per cur for the
first ten utile., aud 81 for each additional live
inilts. This would make the freight ou s
car load of wbent to Montreal &HX 80. Of
course, this tariff doe. not extend over rill
the lines, nnd is simply to be takes ss an
example Iran which to draw deduction..
Taking the same rate, and ealcnlatiag the
distance to Churchill, the cost el a car of
wheat wonld be $138, so thst this Province
would save $210.60 on every car load of
wheat shipped via Churchill. Surely lor a
country whose staple is wheat, and ou whose
wheat crop our whole future prosperity depends, this one argument shine will induce
us to give veery assistance, and to incur
every responsibility which we legitimately
can, in order to obtain so great a boon as the
increase of $210,60 on tbe velue of every car
load of our grain; for those who buy "ruin
bny it always with s view to tho amount it
will coot them to take it to the seaboard,
and tliey will give tbe additional price if
they know that they csn save the summit on
the freight. Of course, ill onr imports sod
our exports would lie slike affected, and
would grow up lietwecn this country snd the
mother land, which 1 would gladly see developed, because I believe it would tend to
mnke capital flow freely into this country
and make the people at home interested in
our future snd our development, and woultl
renew nnd insure an ers of prosperity of
which, alas, wc see too little to-day.—inier-
son International.
Tbe excavations recently
M. Carsaoues au th* sit. of the ancient O  -
tie of Dudon* bar* already  kdu.tb.u-
cwrery of tbe fnaadetiaa* of tbe aacssnt tela
pie olZeua. Other relics ol intimitis Baa. bam I
like* is* beeu brought to light in tbe coarse I
•(tbe digyiags.    The meet mi likable of I
these object* arc a eoss.der.iUe auasber oil
leaden tank ss, on whieh si* wrsttea arses.[
tious thst were at «*. tun, or other sabii.it-1
t. d lathe  amssut orael*.     Sueh  barus-ieil
ware naturally left behind at  tb* seasple, I
bile tbe rcjdien were aalarally take* aw.yl
hy those wbo put the q-ae.tj.aie whea  th«y|
departed borne,    finer it  is,  that with ,|
ingle exception, uo answer, hav* he*aionii,||
n tbe nasneren* tablets that hav* bean  da
oicrrd.    lu tbi* exceptional iustaure,   Ik
sides the qnestioa a bich is on en* sad* .-,(I
the tablet, tbe roply of the eeade i. funtil
ou the other sale.   A carta in psraoat u»n„,||
Anlaschu* aak* the oracle to what deity hi[
is to address his prayer*, in order tbat th«
mrBsbrr* af hi* famriy assy reusnrer (rent rru
lashes tbat had long afflicted, thsan.    The
iw«r of th* ont-I* i* in the usual iudiit-, t
and aiabiguoua style.    Antiocbus is t*lf)thai
he must g» to tb* city of lleninone aad wcr
ship the goddess also will mevt hint froa
the opposite   Islaud of   idres,  which    iruv
perimp., be interpreted mm s roumiabuu t wis
of recommending the invalids totry tlie ef.
feet, of a .ojoura at the scand*.
Tbe inhabitants ef Berlin are nrotij
of describing tbe capital of tbe German
empire as "the City of Intelligent-,- '
Thin appellation may be well deserved,
but even in thst centre of eiiligbien-
roeut each reeurrint Christmas show
tbat counties* legends and sn'perslltlooi
hold their ground. For in star
clothes-lines are allowed lo bs> i
tbe house between Christmas and Sei
Year, tor if tbey are not ail earefullr|
taken down it is believed by all go
llerlmers that u dreadful accident wi|
happen. On tbe sapper labia an Chrn:
mas Eve there most be a carp, win, J
bring* fortune, and if the scales of t'.i
Ash sre carried about in the parse i
will never be empty daring the eornir
year. All dreams between ChristHis]
anil New Year become true, and
children born at Christmas have li<
gift of prophecy.
4T1I,    1894.
I would now briefly take up the question
of distances, which is really the key to the
whole matter. The distance from bew York
to Liverpool is 3,040; from Montreal to Liverpool, 2,!HK); from Churchill to Liverpool,
2,926. By sea then Churchill is 64 miles
nearer to Liverpool thau Montreal, and 114
miles nearer than New York. Of comse sea
Freight is not an important matter, and it is
really on the Baviug of distance by land that
we must rely for our strongest argument in
favor of this route.
from Winnipeg to Montreal via Chicago is
1,703 miles, via the C. t'.R. 1,434 miles. The
distance from Winnipeg to Churchill by the
west side of Lake Winnipeg is under 650
mileB. The distance then from Winnipeg to
Liverpool via Chicago snd Montreal is 4,693
miles; via the C.P.R. and Montreal, 4,224
itiilt-s: from Winnipeg to ■ iverpool via
Churchill, 3,576 miles. Winnipeg, then, is
1,117 nearer Liverpool via Churchill than
via Montreal, and even when the C.P.R. is
built, the Montreal route will he the longer
by 813 miles. This, then, is all rail except
the 64 miles which is Bavcd by sua; and, indeed, it is a wonderful thing to think that
there should he persons who, knowing this
still voluntarily peridot in blinding themselves
so far to the true interests of tlie Proviuce
in which they live, as to argue against every
effort being made in order to tievelup this
line of road. But we must not look at the
Hudson's Bay Hallway as only a means of
going from Winnipeg to the seaboard. Other
countries are greatly affected hy it. The
distance from Port Moody to Liverpool via
Montreal is 5,896 miles, while via the city
of Winnipeg and Churchill is 4,779 miles.
This again gives us the figure of 1,117 miles,
which the inhabitants of British Columbia
would save by travelling over the Hudson's
Bay route in going to and from Great Britain. Then again, the great weBtern trade
from Cbitts and dapsn, lor whHi there has
been such.
The mortgage of $67,500 on Mr. Parnell's
estate lias been paid oil', but the petition for
its sale in the Land Court has not been
The popularity ot Christmas Day increases
yearly in Scotland, where lornterly it was
but littlo observod.    A dinner for 2,000 was
?iven to tbe poor of Glasgow iu the CHy
[all, the Lord Provost presiding.
The number of divorce* in Scotland is increasing. The average number for the ten
years subsequent to 1864 was 35. For the
following fivo years ending Ilea 31, 1879,
thero wus un overnge of 50. During 1880 no
fewer than 81 decrees wero granted.
The Paris police have lately spotted sn
enormons system of fraud in uigars by which
Belgian 3 centimes cigars have boen sold aa
Havanas at 7o centimes. Twenty thousand
boxes were seized, and eight depots for sale
were found. The game has been played lor
some time.
In tho Isle of Wight a spider was oliser-
ved drugging two or three leaves to the water.
It fastened them together w ith a web, then
Inunchod the raft, and sailed sway. It darted off after bisects upon tho water, and returned to the raft to devour them.
The stewards of the Jockey Club of England have ordained that iu future jockeys
shrill received licenses only on condition that
they are nut owners of race horses, and that
if a jockey is found betting on a race bis license will be withdrawn. The letter regulation ia directed against Mr. Plunger Walton,
with whoso operations it will materially interfere.
The wearing of mackintoshes is said to be
a fruitful cause of colds; the mackintosh prevents exterior wetting, but tho clothing under it becomes saturated with moisture from
tbe liody, which evaporates when the garment is removed. Tho Lancet says that
when once the mackintosh has lieen put on
it should not lie rcmovetl until the wearer is
in a position to change his clothing.
In the royal borough of Windsor, England,
the death rate for the quarter preceding last
December was only 9.4 per 1.000, antl not
one death was tlue to any preventable (io-
fectious) disease. This record is thought to
be unparelled, and it certainly shows that
in rymoticdiscases protection really protects.
Tho death rate for all England during the
same quarter was 16.8, or, excluding the largest towns, 14.5. Even theBO are very creditable ligures.
Tho origiue of the Speakership of the
House of Commons, now about to be vacant,
is lost in the dime historic mists in tie reign
of Henry III., when Simon de Montfort
acted as spokesman of Parliament. But his
claim ss ffnt Speaker of the Houso yield*
probably to that of Sir Thomas Hungerford,
who seems to have first borne the title snd
discharged the duties in the time of Edward 111.
The Psychical Research Society hsvc now
taken up the cause of Emma Oavies, the
girl in Shropshire, England, who made tho
tables snd chairs dance about iu so lively n
way. The gitl now denies her reported confession, and Si: Charles Isham, a rather
cranky country bar ,net, haa been to ace her,
and written to the Medium and Daybreak that
her "confession" was extorted by threat*.
Music hall proprietors are alleged to be competing for her services.
According to the statement of the Vice-
Director of the Rio Janoiro Faculty of Medicine, in Brazil, where all the inhabitants
take coffee many times a day, alcoholism is
unknown; it is further stated that immigrants contrast little by little the fondness
of the Brazilians for drinking coffee and
their aversion fur liquors; and as the children
of theee immigrants never contract the fatal
habits known to their parents, it would
seem that tbe number of drunkards in the
country is in inverse ratio to the amount of
coffee consumed. A south American correspondent of the Medical Times confirms tbe
above, asserting that the number of cafes
in the large citiesof Brazil—where multitudes
of prisons from the highest down to the
lowest go—is enormous, while drinking saloons are very few.
Judging by the figures contained in recent
official medical reports, the sanitary condition of some of the prisons of Russia appears
to be as bai as when tbe Fiiiglish philanthropist Howard visited them s century sgo.
Thus the prison at Tomsk, in which the persons condemned to exile in Siberia are
lodged prior to setting out in gangs on their
eastward journey, has of late proved a veritable pest house. In the year 1882 no
fewer than 1,268 of the prisoners there were
treated for typhus fever. A still larger
number suffered from attacks ol dysentery
and recurrent fever, while 1,311 others,
mostly children, fell ill of diphtheria, smallpox, and measles. Generally speaking,
every inmate of the prison suffered from one
of the above-mentioned diseases, and many
from more than one. The number of deaths
we* very considerable
Stop tbat cough, hy tbe use of Aye
Cherry Peetorsl— the best * specific ei-J
known for all diseases of the throat n
lungs. It will him,the the rough feeling i
your throat, give tbe vocal orgs
flexibility and vitality, aud enable yoo i
hresthe snd speak clearly.
r-o" For artistic monumental work apply
George Budge, "Victoria Marble vVorki
Douglas street, Victoria.
1 * application will he made at the pn
cut SessKin ol the Legislative Assembly
the Province of British Colnraliia, for au A
giving the applicants the privihge of tab
writer from the Coquitlam river, .ituatf
New Westminster District, and for lean-
supply water for domestic antl other ;■>.■
poses to the town of Port Moody, ami ■
other towns, districts, antl villages betttit
tbo said town of Port Moody snd Knglu
Bay, as shall or may he situate within or
mile of the water fiontago of !'"
Moody, Burrard Inlet aid English lu
and for the right (in order to run
them to carry out the same) to build ■■
flumes and acqtiedacts, to acquire such!..
and lay all pipes, ami do all other act. a
thinga as may be necessary for th* pun*
ol tbe above.
Dated 7th. January 1884.
Solicitor and Agent'for tbe applicant..
I^u^lev Htniei, Victoria.
C, M, ftaf.*.
K5" Particular Attention |
to the transaction oi Real £
Bnsinegs,  in   Ntfw Westmi
Oity nnd District, and the
of Port Moody.
On Good Seouritl - ■
Mills Co.
Take this opportunity of thanking their
numerous patrons for
past favors, and respectfully ask a continuance of the same
in future. Having on
hand a large stock of
Rough and Dressed
A reporter of the Echo appeared in a
West Km. police court the other day as an
interacted party to one of the moatlud.cro.ih
oases which ever convulaed a court. Tbe
defendant was arraigned upon two charge*.
The tiret accused 'iiui of being "a vogrsnt
witlit-nt risible ineaiu of support," and the
second alleged that there was good cause to
suppose that he was also a "■inspie.uua
character" ]>erhaps a Keuian or dyuaniite
oouspiratur. He hod absolutely refused to
give the police who arretted hiui in f urination
concerning hiinself, and had ilccliued tu
give his name. Whfu the couil d<u*antie<l
to know the latter the prisoner said it was
"Hugh MacLaughlin," aud insisted upon
bting adilrw-seil aa "'Mister,' because he
was a gentleman." Tbegravu sincerity with
whirl, this claim was put forth by the
ragged and bigrimed uiifurtuuate made the
court roar. The testimony aguinst the
priaooer vrita that hu was detected prowling
MOOt Hi.i.over House and placed under
"shadow." When he first attracted police
attention ho was disguised as a match
peddle., in whieh character he had secured
entrance to many of tha aristocratic residences of that neighborhood; He was subsequently tracked in movements under
several other disguises, and was finally arretted while tramping around collecting
tribute an a troubadour, with a good voice
and a very bad banjo. The prisoner listened
to the testimony with mingled consternation
and despair, but made no defense. He,
however, pleaded with choice and eloquent
rhetoric against being committed, but tha
contrast between his accomplishments and
rags prejudiced hi* case.     Finally, in
of various kinds and
grades, they are prepared to give
{upiv to fart I
for the balance of the
They have also to
announce that they
have opened a branch
of their business at
and will keep a full
supply of
Sawn # Split
and all the necessary
furnishings for buildings at the Terminus.
Parties who intend
building there can
count ou obtaining
all the requisites for
that purpose on the
The Nanaimo
is now
in operation
the superintendence of MR. A.
HASLAM, and will
keep a full supply of
John Hendey,
desperatitm, the tramp ailmitteil that be hurl
betn engaged in asoiTtrt mission, but i.-luitnal
that he couM ]iruve his respectability by
persons in the orlioe of tho Evening JScko.
Sure of their1 game now, thu detectives lust
u" time in procuring the attendance of thu
chi'-f editor ol th* Ltito. Hu failed, at first,
to recgnize tin- prisoner, but after s more
caroful scrutiny exclaimed. "Why, Mac, is
that >",i''" and s.tisliud tbe judge that thu
prisoner was no other than Mr, Mac-
Lailghlill, of tbe Echo staff, one of tbo best
known nf London journalist. He hud beeu
absent from tbe ofHce for several days engaged in tbo task of gathering data concerning the profits of Loudon beggurs, aud unknown to his superiors had chosen to secure
a standard by playing thebeggar himnelf.
Altera hearty laugh all around "Mao"' was
libcruted.—Hamilton Tribune,
Tlie Christinas card began in the year
lSli'2, the fir*t attempt being the size of the
ordinary gentleman's address card, on which
wero simply put "A Merry Christmas" and
"A Happy New Year." After that came
holly branches, embossed figures and lind-
Bcapcs, "Little Ked Hiding Hoods," a hermit
and his cell and subjects in which snow and
thu robin played a part. They were first
printed iu Germany, but they are now
principally manufactured by Marcus Ward
of Belfast and lie la Hue, Mpottinwoouu, nnd
others of London.
Mr. Daly, M. I', for Cork city, who hns,
tho cable states, resigned his seat, is s very
popular und wealthy merchant of that city,
and has twieo tilled tho position uf Mayor, lie
bended the poll at thu last election, recording 423 votes more than Mr. Paruell. He
is a very Btrict Homan Catholic, und i*nni-
ficcnt in his charities. His retirement is uf
importance merely as signifying his unwillingness, with that of some four or five
other members of l'arliaiilent of his feeliuu,
to follow Mr. Hai-ncll in the trenchant policy
ho proclaimed in his recent speech
Prof. Bell I'ettigrew of the University of
St. Andruws, the institution which lately
conferred its Lord Rectorship upon Minister
Lowell, rmid ill u recent lecture that "for
every fresh increment of bruin slib-stiincu
there is un increment ol brain power und
intelligence, and increased brain substance
is brought about hy cultivation.'' Wheru-
npon some of the medical journals propound
such contiitili'iiins as ''How do you explain
the fact that Lord Byron wore a smaller hut
than Mr. Tun per! Why is it that the head
of Jonathan Wild wa.i mnch larger than Mr.
.Singers aro a most superstitious race, anil
ui. i of them have some panacea of their
own to which they attach implicit faith.
Herr Stockhnusen, the great Geniiun baritone
partakes absolutely of no solid food on the
days when he Iiub to sing. A famous tenor
takes sips uf champagne iu the intervals of
acting: a great lady aitiat believed in the
efficacy of Guiiuiess's stout; oysters, a raw
egg beaten with sugar, and slices of cucumber are named among the innumerable eccentric remedies resorted to by our numerous Lucias and Maniicos, Lohengrin* and
i man
At an inquest held in London, tho other
day, on tbo body of it lunatic who had committed suicide in a private asylum, the
Coroner expressed surprise that the deceased
should have been allowed a knife to cut his
dinner with. The doctor stated in defence
that if he was to follow the Coroner's
suggestion of taking the minutest precautions to prevent any patient of his from
by any possibility committing suicide, he
would make Ins bonne a hell to him and prevent the pOB-ibibty of cure. The reason
persons insane or threatened by insanity
are not more closely watched aud confined is that it increases the disesse and defeats uhanoes of cure.
Tho Paris police recently arrrstcd
who was soliciting alms in the Be
Mont Parnosso. Ho begged altogether from
ladies, and, when they did not give to him,
he insulted them. In his pockets were found
five bundles of bank notes, aggregating 50.-
(XX) francs. In a leather belt about Ins waist
he had three double hanrlfuls of gold coin,
all bearing the effigy of Napoleon I. He was
named Lsvanel, and was found to be the
owner of a valuable house in the Avenue
Maine, where he himself occupied a small
eloset in the garret, leasing out all the rest.
The considerable sum of money in his possession came from his rents una the sums he
obtained from the charitable. Helivcd altogether on street refute.
A German medical charlatan, having s
salve to put on the market, went to a respectable druggist snd offered him the agency
of it, telling him at the same time that if he
wished to satisfy himself absolutely ss to
its freedom from deleterious BuliBtsnces he
might send some of it to any two high medical authorities and he (the charlatan)
would pay them handsomely for the analysis
and opinions. The druggist found the proposal roasonablo, and the rjnack sent the
samples to the druggist, who forwarded them,
with a list of the ingredients of which they
were composed, to the eminent doctors. It
is true that the charlatan left out of his list
the particular drug—anionic—upon which
the value of the salve depended, but this
little trick remained undiscovered, from the
fact that the doetors, knowing that the preparation came from a very respectable druggist, felt that they were safe in taking the
proffered fee without going through a troublesome analysis. They accordingly declared the article to be made up in consonance
with the acknowledged rules of science, and
to be wholly free from any deleterious substance. The sales were heavy and the profits
were large. But when the Carlsnrhe Sanitary Council recently condemned the salve
ss composed largely of sn arsenical compound
the eminent doctors found themselves in a
very bad fir. While the professional palaver
over the matter -vs* going on, the eharlatan
saved himself from fine and imprisonment by
KEtV Mr. Laboiieliere relates that when tra-1
veiling in Germany he inscribed his!
name in the hotel book as "Henry La-
bouchere, elector of Middlesex," as be
was entitled to do, and was treated in
consequence wiih great distinction and
deference. The other day at Oban, a
Scotch laird of great importance in the
Highlands wrote, as is the custom there,
the name of his ancestral home, "Bal
lachulisli and Mr*. Macnab." Mr.
Lockwood, (he distinguished Queen's
counsel, who happened to come after,
wrote "17 Kensington Gardens and Mrs.
Lockwood."   There was a fierce row.
In a codicil to the will left by the
lste French historian, Henri Martin, he
requests that he may be accorded a
very plain funeral, and ili-t money be
distributed among the poor. He ex-
plsius that he does not desire a civil interment, us he ih animated by religious
sentiments, and he does um wish fur a
Catholic one, as this would lead to the
belief that ho adhered to I'ltrwnontit-
insin and to the Oecumenical Council of
1870. As a solution least departing
from his ideas, the deceased requests
that a pastor chosen from the liberal
clergy of the Protestant Church may
conduct the   funer il.
(irniiso shooting has come to an end
iu Scotland. 1 ho outlook at the opening of the season waa most unpromising,
und in Perthshire, the most prolific
grouse county in tbe country, the contents'of the general bag amounted to
Inn,<li mis instead of thousands nf brace
In Hpite of this, owing to tbe absence of
all disease ou the moors mid tbe lonti
mious steady shooting, the contribution
ol Scotland tj the English markets haa
been quite ns large as in any former
year. The aimuiil rental of the grouse
moors last year amounted to £360,000
(til,750,000), and these are calculated
to yield 250,000 brace of birds.
At the frontier station, Irun, between Fiance and Spain, Huron Desirii-
cholo, French Ambassador at Ihe court
of Madrid, en route to his post, on being
very respectfully informed by tbe station officials that he whs, while sauntering near the station, trc passing on
ground forbidden to tbe public, flew
into u rage, and ia described K8 having
"maltreated, physically and by word
of mouth," the Spanish nflicials. He
left after a scene, vowing to have them
dismissed, but the Minister of Public
Works declined to comply v. ith his request, to that effect. This is an unfortunate incident, coniiru' alter the treatment of King Alfonso in   Paris.
In Borne note, upon an exhibition of
antiquities, which hub opened iu Tokio
on the 1st of November, the Japan Mail
writes: "There is one r -om, tho content!! of which alone wili amply repay
a visit, its walls are entirely covered
with pictures by thu old (hiuese masters. Two of them, gems from an antiquarian standpoint, bang inside a case
Which, stands at the entrance. They
arebypiuntersofthe Sungperiod—liaiiin
ami itiiishoiuen—und, apart from their
their merits as works of art, one of them
establishes the fact that reels were used
by Chinese anglirrB in the eleventh
century. What is there that Chinese
Civilisation did Dot possess?'1
The wind swept across the prairies
with such velocity on Thursday, Friday,
ami Satrirdy last that a hundred men
were umiijle to extricate a stock train
that lirnl been snowed ill about tell
miles, smith nf Chicago; and when it
seemed probable that the train could
nut bu moved until the weather moderated, lire cuttle were turned loose in
the fields, where they were fed with
buy luruislied liy tlie farmers. Of two
car hmils uf swine thirty-four perished.
A truin load of mules, shipped in Sun
Antonio for Kansas City, was overtaken
by the "Billiard." The muleB were
shipped without either food or water,
ami iiit'uie 118 out of the 143 died tbey
gnuued the curs in their hunger.
Two young thieves were arrested in a
room where they had stored a quantity
of new cloth. There was no clue at
hand as to the ownership of the goods,
nor any conclusive evidence that it was
swag. It was entirely possible that the
detectives might, not be able to find out
unytliing about it, and that the rascals
might lie discharged through lack of
proofs against tbein. But they saved
all trouble by readily confessing that
they had stolen tho cloth from u factory
at Stamford, Conn. Ihey gave the
particulars of the robbery which was a
dashing and dating one, und thus destroyed their hope of escape. Thia
seemed inexplicable, until one of the
letectives gave an explanation. "Those
poor devils" said he "are what we call
dime novel cracksmen. That is, they
have been led into crime by reading
yellow-covered stories of criminal exploits. They're amateur burglars. The
experienced professional will shut his
month tight the instant he is caught,
and nothing under heaven will induce
him to open it; but the amateur, who
doesn't rea'ize what a term in State
priBon nii'.-ii.s, and who is, for the moment, carried away by the bright prospect of seeing his need displayed in the
papers, can't resist the temptation to
tell tbe story. He is not only willing
to give away the facts, but he will embellish them with fictitious deviltry.
That is why so many criminals peach as
Boon as they get nabbed."
Biionco Sam.—Speaking about cowboys, sum Stewart, known from Montana to Old Mexico as Bronco Sam, was
the chief. His special delight was to
break the warlike heart of the vicious
wild pony of the plains, and make him
the servant of man.
There may be joy in a wild gallop
across the boundless plains, in the crisp
morning, on the back of a fleet bronco;
but when you return with your ribs
sticking throuurb your vest, and find
that your nimble steed haa returned to
town two hours ahead of you, tbore is a
tinge of sadness about it all.
Bronco Sam, however, made a specialty of doing all the riding himself. He
wouldn't enter into any compromise and
allow the horse to ride him.
Iu a reckless moment he offered to
bet ten dollars that he could mount and
ride a wild Texan steer. The money
waa up That aettled it. Sam never
took water. This was true in ia double
sense. Well, he climbed tbe cross-bar
of the corral gate, and asked the other
boys to turn out their best steer, Marquis of Queensberry rules.
As tho steer passed out, Sam slid down
and wrapped those parenthetical legs of
his around that high-headed broad-
horned brute, and he rode him till the
fleet-footed animal fell down on tho
buffalo grass, ran hia hot red tongue out
across the blue horizon, shook his tail
convulsively, swelled up Badly and
it took Sam four days to walk back.
A ten dollar bill looks as large to me
as tbe Star Sprangled Banner, sometimes: but that ia an avenue of wealth
that had not occurred to me.
I'd rather ride a buzz saw at two dollars a day and found.— Puck.
Bill Nye
Head of North Road, Fort Moody.
friends that lie hu recently taken the
abort home, where he u prepared to do
tferything poiuble for the ai-couiiiiodatiua
of gueata.
THE TABLE Ualw.yiiure tu be ■up-
plied with all thi? delicacira of the aeaeou ;
ihe BKUS are of the inoet comfortable, and
there .« ample and comfortable ^TABLING
on tlie premiiei.
i&tr BOA I S alwaye obtainable on the hnr
bor in front of the premieee, by applying at
the bonne.
A. M. Herring,
Wholesale A Retail
Tlie Largest Stock in the City
Toys Toys
An Auctioneer's Clem Becomes a
Baronet.—A ynun? man recently engaged
as clerk in sn auctioneer's office st Huntingdon has just become s Baronet. He is now
&$**+* ov.r th. bord*r with hi. ^ o^e ^.7^". »st being  Ssndy
•' Brook Hall, nrar Aahb'>ni
Rent of Telephone per month, including erectinn of wires 1*5.00
For every message for every person not
being n monthly tenant, and not exceeding twenty-five wards 25
Every additional ten words 05
All deliveries within a half-mile radius
of of lire 15
Heyond the uhove distance, per mile..      ,25
The N. W. & 1'. M. Telephone Co. are
prepared to erect private Hues in New West-
minster and Port Moody, or between these
places, nnd to connect the mime with the
Central Telephone Office, if desired.
Parties wishing Telephones .should apply
to the undersigned.
Dec. 7, 1W8. Soc'yTreas.
Under  th*   new Oddfellows'  Hsll,
Pro visions,
Dry   ca-ooc3Ls
Of Firat-Class Duality,
AND     AT
Moderate   Rates-
Corner of Front   and Begbie Streets,
irrn.,  P.rlij-.hir*.—
San   Francisco
and set your money's worth!
Boots & Shoes
(From an Infant's Shoe op to a Man's Boot
Repairing Neatly Executed.
Highest Market Price paid for
Milium. stritt. orr bank of « c.
Has now completed th* BAB ANL> BILLIARD  ROOM,—th* latter the    Haadsusnw
Room in the Province, furnished with the FINEST CAROM and l'OCKST TASLaY)
The Bar will be provided with tbe Bert uf Wine*, Liquor, ud Cigar..
the hi mum am wmm
When   completed,   which will   be  in the courte of a few daft, will offer to the puttkc
ftcouDimo<Utioui which they cuiiiot fiiid excUltul •Uewheru in Jintutti Culauihiift.
Rocky Point Hotel,
1   First-class Style, and is now tbe BEST HOTEL at thu Terminal.
With every Delicacy of the Seasoa.
THE     IO A 1=1.
Is supplied with  the BEST WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS  to ». fouad hi
the Market.
The   Beds   are   Carefully   Attended   to
And Guests may depend en receiving tyerj Conrenieict anal Comfort.
W.  Slncerbeau,     ■ Proprietor.
Caledonia Hotel
announcing that the House is now completed with overj convenience for tlie traveling public. THE TABLES are well supplied with
every article in season, and THE BAR is provided with a well-selected
Stock of
THE BEDS are well aired, and THE STABLING is extensive
and the best of Feed always ready for Horses.
It may be well to remind visitors that this Hotel is within a few
minutes walk of the Railway Wharf and Station, and just at the
Terminus of the New Road, now iu course of construction.
GUESTS may depond on receiving every attention and a hearty
welcome from the undersigned, whose long experience is a guarantee
of everything being comfortable and satisfactory.
J. T. SCOTT, Munager.
Direct Importation
BEOS to  inform  the  residents of  New Westminster and
vicinity, that In* is   constantly receiving from Europe
shipments of choice
Which he will supply
BOMiSf BOM)   or   DUTY PA1D-1®»&
In quantities to bum. purchasers.
P. T. Johnston & Co!
(Successor to Mitcholl k Johnston)
Nurserymen & Florists
Cunningham & Go,, Clias, McDonough, and James Wise,
Or Priced Catalogue of Nursery Stock,  Heed   snd   Orsenhouse   Plants,   sent   post
fro,  un application.
General  Merchandise
Chas. McDonough
IVEen's  tSc Boy's  6-u.its
And a great variety ot articles necessary for a household.    He has also,
N. B.—Farm Produce bought at market rates or sold on commission.
BarOrders from the interior promptly attended to. a!2
New Fall Goods I!
The Cash Tailor!
Lrrroic Squabs', NiwWxsi-MiirsTER,
Hss opened out his FALL STOCK, and is
now prepared to execute orders.
tSTS.Tr.MCTtoy GrsjtssTKTi. a 5
tbe partnership heretofore subsiating
between us, the undersigned, as hotel keepers in the town of Port Moody, B. O., hss
been this day dissolved by mutual consent,
All debts owing to tho ssld partnership
are to be paid to \V. Slncerbeau, at Port
Moody, B. C, aforesaid, and the claims
against the said partnership are to be presented to the said \V. Sincerbeau, by whom
the same will be settled.
Dated at Port Moody, B. C, this fourteenth day of January, A. D. ISM.
W'itn***: (   W. SINCERBEAU,
T. S. McGillivbay.     HENRY LEMONT.
sV For artistic monumental work apply ts>
fleorgc Rudpe, "Victori. Marble Works.'
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