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T-rtll r--'L*«i-**^ ,*r.ini|it attentinu.
VOL. 4.
PORT MOODY,  B. 0.,   SATURDAY,   JANUARY   22,   1887.
J Saddles * Harness-makers
■Hr/ery Article in their Linr
Always in 8took.
bvoi.t St      -    YA1.1-.   B. (.'.
Port Moody
r  Moody Shll^^^^^^^^^
_, .hinglon c»n be I
(c,.,l„*.l» or retail.
H/  Moody Shinale Mill
I Shia|(l»*> c«n be bail at
where the  bolt
the lowest prices,
\ eupply kept conatautly
ii. ii.i.il
I New Wash House.
3i3si a- sojsro
tlmt he   in prepared   to  Ae
IJ liuuiiiK  on abort notice,  and  j
Iui order.    Calls Solioit»ii
Uiiii'lr*   uppoaite  C, P. R..   ueai
I  firit
k Sale or Exchange.
i.a Wagon, in good order. Alao, a yoke
Hl_.|*t, well-broken Oxen, with Yoke and
t-iiiu. Will be aold a bargain, for I 'ASH.
I. .ill la. esebangiid for good Mil. li I'lrwri.
T. .1. HOOl'E,
Apply to
Or to
Port Moodv;
Contractor &   Builder.
INTIMATES by Mail, orothrrwiaa, I
iilind on the ihorteatnotice.
City Buk-vkry.
eaUbllihmeut. ia now aupplying many
btomera in the irity with a tint-claai,
■ilit; ..I
Lager Beer,
I hich ke lurniahea in  Keg. and Hottlea at
■ alalia pricea.
■ The   IV,*,   will   he  left at   the   lioilaea of
|*trini« free of charge.
[and surveyors
Heal Estate Agents.
(onveyancBrs & Accountants,
Foil   SALE
P<m-N LOTS, at tha C. P. R. Terminal
■■   tnwd ot Port   Mooily,   centrally  and
Ctilully altuated, on more favorable terms
Und* haa ever been offered (or   aale, in
afrsvino* heretofore.
Apple U
Murray Street,
Pobt Moodt.
or   rA.TlV.SH   ANL,  STAIit-WAIiOOm.
If I abut my tyre now  while sitting
it my ilesk, I ou look luck    over   the
lliird of n century anil nee old (Joggle-
OftM in hia Hunday anil going to meeting,
with u liroad liriinmi'd beaver   mi   hia
head, and his "rib" (aa he called   Sa
beltah) on Ii.b arm.   Thi* laat   incident
ibat I remember about the old fellow is
oliaractorntic, bul not exacti*,-   to   hi.
credit.     He mini haw* been  philosoph
ismg over the day of   Uaiua    Marcius,
aa the reader will probably judge     One
of ih<* Duke of Wellington's veterans,a
person of high rank,  wu  a   candidate
for Parliament, and came  to solicit tho
Philosopher's vote. The learned elector
received him in   quite a -s-mdeaceading
way, and, postponing for   the   present
all '•p'y aa to support,   began  to   ply
him w th questions about his   political
opii io is and acts,  all of   which   wore
unnecessary, and many of them   little
short of iusul'ing.      The old   soldier
stood this pret'y well (he waa not    renowned for patience), but  ui ill h,<   had
not secured thn  coveted   vote.      Suddenly the oblique eye fixed   hini, while
its proprietor demanded—
"You've been in the wnnt, ehf"
"Certainly     What about it?"
"Seen seiges I'
"Been a capive to the enemy*"
"Been wounded I"
"Unfortunately I have."
"Can you show me a seal?    1 should
like to i*""  a   wound   that  had   been
rally taken ou the battle-field."
"Well, lliere," (turning up his cuff),
"there was a sabre cut received at
'Ah' that is inn-resting. Oot any
"Plenty more, but none that 1 chu
ihow you. They are nil in places not
easy to uncover."
•'Well, you might step inside and
take od' some of your clothcH."
Tin* old warrior had tot some time
been restraining himself with great
rlillii'ully : he now exploded.
'O d damn you and your infernal
impertinence! Oo to hell!'1 With
which testimony against (Joggle eye
(equivalent, as 1 should think, in slink
ing the dust from his feel), the gallant
candidate departed.
Before parting company with the
pattens I will mention an old story.
It haa lieen related in 'Magn' before,
but many years ago, and perhaps it
will bear repetition, being short.
When the painter Opie was at the
height of his renown, his old mother, a
very homely person, travelled from
tbe far west to London by the wagon
to see his glory. After a longjourney,
she was ser down in the quadrangle
of one of t he old l.nat end inns, where,
earning to a horse-boy or poiter, she
said, "Now, young man, take up iry
pattens, and show me the way to Jan
Opie'si." A» the town was ringing
with Opie's name,   the   direction   au.
Telling uf llie old lady'n conveyance,
1 am spirit-el back to those ponderous
vehicles which, before the railway era,
oppressed our turnpike roads and per
formed most of our transport. I can
recollect the bulky wagon, with its
broad wheels, its tall circular roof with
dreadnought cover, and ita team of
four or six heavy horses. Some wag
iiHineil it the Colossus of Roads, and
it w»r—an awful structure, The
wagon which 1 usikI to see can have
differed tmt little, if nt all, from that
celebrated by Smollett, wliich was the
scene of Captain Weasel's boast* and
ihreatB, or that which carried Mrs.
Opie. We had, in my time, the ad*
had not, of iiiacain-inized roads—and
theae, nn doubt, added to the speed of
Ihe wagon, but the vehiele itself, as I
knew it, was sufficiently primitive.
Russell was the great-or, at any rate,
a great—chief of the waggons which
plied between London and the prorin
ees. He generally had some passengers
who endured tim tedium of so travelling rather than the expense of the
coach fare ; and on occasions of conveying specie, two guarda would take
post in the vehicle, men to all appear
anoe quite guiltless of "horrentia
Martis arma,1' but understood, for all
that to be within arni's-reach of loaded
blunderbusses, deadly pistols, gashing
sabre*—in short, an armory of weapons.
1 have a not very clear remembrance
of being, in early years, taken to the
window or the door to see Rusaell's
wagon go by ; but my oldest distinct
impression of the great ark upon wheels
—...reared (likemany   of   our   vivid
I Part
call him to account for   being   so   im
capable.    Tbe man only   smiled,   and| [0 pr0Ce<,d 0„ ,|,ort .10tjc,. „, tl,
gave some thickly delivered utterances | si ■„ ()f   ■„,   wor\^    it
of a jovial complexion, whil.   his   gait when   or i
Iwcatne more  uncontrolled   and    stag    would lie very
The agent demanded a serious
rliat he will
gering.     _, _
answer, and of course got in reply   an
amalgam of   words    from   which   no
separate distinct   sound lie  extricated,
any more than a whole guava   can   be
recovered from a pot of jelly.    Still the
man was smiling,  and wholly   benevolent ; yet the agent only  waxed   more
and more furious, and iu the   end   de
clared he would knock the   other down
if he did not immediately drop hia nun
sem.e snd speak rationally. This threat
he al lrngth carried into   act :    though
be was not more than half the   size   of
the   wagoner,    generous   liquor   had
placed them on a   temporary   equality,
and he I, ul no   ditli uliy    in   smitini*
the huge fellow in the   ground.      He
went    own with an elastic   roll   rather
ihan a heavy thud, turned   over,   and,
with drunken   deliberation,    scrambled
to his feet agai ■', still ipparemly   regar-
ding the »iiu<tion   a. a    pleasant    one.
I he sunshine within hini gave a rn-ie.tr
hue to external things, and   made   him
-mile amid circumstances which a    less
suppoited being would have cons dried
to be disagreeable.
I was Ion small tn    understand    the
ill-advi.ed conduct of the ai<eni in wrangling with a man wbo was sn evidently
'Overtook," ss old Mr. Weller   termed
the case ;    I   had   never   before   witnessed a real encounter nl in, n ; but   I
msgine that I had   been   t.k n   io   a
circus   and   screamed   over   that   con
vulsing tug of war in    which   tnounie-
bank meets iiiuunubaiik.      Therefore,
whe i I saw lhe big man   smitten   an I
rolling on I e grounJ, I  tud   a   vaguH
idea that the scene was being acted   f r
my amusement, and I gave unreserved
expression to approbation and   delight.
\ near relation, who stood by,check d
y enraptured   utterances,    but   only
for a moment.    The wagoner, tu prove
how enlirelv capable and smart  he was,
cracked hia great whip and   attempted
tu step brisklv to his place   beside   his
emu.    but   the    i-llini    exhausted    bis
powtr of locomotion.     He came   down
once more and rolled again in the Iin.
No admonition cn Id   restrain me now
and 1 wasborne from the scene in a state
rf high gratification.      As 1 was muob
given to reproduction*  of    inteiesiing
scenes, 1 fancy that I must   have   been
rathertilesnme about  this   period,   es
pecially to a youniier brother, wh . Imd,
'bon gn iiml gir," io accept the pari of
tbe wagoner, and to be   knocked  down
whenever my  spirit  was   histronically
moved.    I  understood   afterwards thai
the big wagonner was replaced for   the
journey    by  a teinpoiary JJ"charge   d -
affaires ; " and thai, ibough he was not
in general a had or   an   untrustworthy
fellow, he lust his employment through
this escalade, the agent's want of judgment   in emeri g int., a   cmitest   with
him having probably rendered hia   pardon iiiipossili'e
My mind  is  led   on    beyond   these
1 was, no  matter why, obliged   ',ut '''■ *
*        '    *     *!     *   **   other I -"■'■> bim.
waa   uncertain i     •"♦".   *"'•    ll'*1   old   Bluehei  !      Ynu
or if ever I   ahould return.    It loorracted the ooioion of that ill judging
inconvenient to   tuke  a I neighborhood, I think  !
dog with me ;   yet  who at home would
Merchant Tailor and Draper
i i Ai.hr §i., Pi»>;r Moony.
i    WiMI   ELSOlsr.
Bros  lion   RESPicrrciXT to
liiluiiii hi. old patron, aud tbe public
nt !»•_'■- th-t he haa juat   opened a tirat-claa.
"Imp at the Teiuniiu-of thel'. P. K.,
■rhars n. iv I*- found i-nr gf thelargeetaa-crt*
im tits of
MtOABOmW    -*i UK H   AND   CAN
in. lh.- M_i,,lan<l, mel  wlicte ■',•!.i* willrr
!,•- |il'inipt attetir.:
- ...us!-' ti'tr Kuaiaut-ud.
I'atinnir-    h.'inr   ii.iiiiufacture   by  Ki,m-(
li,** a trial
V. m. KLStlN,
■ iv.
HUM l.V   JA'K
KlilllUti -Jui k     was :i    i'lmr;l«'tei      _rh#_
rather Midden I v    niaih-Ins   ap|H-aui.<.
to a , uulltl'V luwn     where,   ^isr!     d.sl
uf Iny    boyhood     an*   s| ehl       ll<   wtm
lirst seen    uu   i.    market day,    uud    he
'gan r attracted y.-iHTiil  atta-niiou.    .-slung   to
negotiations    for   putting the   dog   tu i his ue,-k and Im
hoard    with   different   people  in   the | WRh u
country, but hesitated   to clone  any of
adopt my much-ridiculed, hardly-
judged lilu.hei ' In vain did I endeavour to enlist the goodwill of any
of my acquaintances on his bchulf.
Not mm uf them seemed willing to
open    his    kennel    to   bin.      1    I
iheni, not feeling confidence   thai   lh
contracting parties would do justice by
him.    As time   wore on, a sort   of dis j
pair came over nie,   and the   horrible
idea pn-seiited itaelf that    perhaps Ih<*
kindest thing I could do for   the   poor
animal    would be to have   him   pain
lesaly destroyed   and  put beyond   the
chanc- of   ill treatment.    At this conjuncture    I    received    a   visit    from a
waggoner- not   one of the uugust con
ductors of    Russell's Colossus,   but a
much   more   pretensions   individual—
indeed a district carrier plying between
a seaport and the   interior     This man,
of whose, history and connections I Iiml
some knowledge, announced that he hud
been long   seeking for a useful   dog to
keep him company   on    Ins   lonetome
journeys,   and to  have an   eye to the
goods.     He had heard   from  some   relations that 1   was about   to part with
my dog, and that lhe said dog might be
just what he was in quest of.    If I did
not disapprove of the project,   would 1
let him   see   the   lieast.    They    were
speedily introduced ; and the man sail
it was   all right, and   Im   would   take
charge   of Ulucher,   if 1 liked,   before
starting on the   next journey,   milling,
"He shall   sleep  in   the waggon,   in a
snug berth ;  he  shall   live as   I  live ;
and I'll take every care of '__,"    It wns
not   exactly   the   arrangement   that I
would have chosen ;   but   having  such
small choice, 1 was glad that   the offer
was no worse, and finally clenched   the
bargain.     When   it was done,   I    got
some relief to my mind ; and   1 wanted
it much, for there was plenty for me to
atiend to.
Nino or ten mouths after this I had
got nearly half mund the world, nnd
had put my font to ground in the
mountains of Jamaica, made acquaint*
ance with star-apples and land-crabs,
and had my temper tried by negroes
and brown people. There, one day,
after some hot out door work, 1 gut
into a grass hammock, and proceeded
to master the contents of one or two
English newspapers, six weeks old or
thereabouts, whicli had been sent for
in v perusal. Among them was a local
paper, full of the gossip of the district
in which 1 had resided before leaving
home ; and this 1, among the tropical
hills, studied with much interest. All
at once my eye was caught by a head
ing: Sharp Encountkr with Footpads—Oallant Behaviour ok a Don;
and underneath 1 read as follows : —
. fruf.
"ll peraona an forbidden tn purchate
■ «ny peraon or persona any lot, part or
***•* in that certain acow now owned and
••pied by th* undersigned and family, and
"I hi the Wits*, of Port Moody.
_ T. B. SPRINtl.
■•'<« Mooly, B. C, April 17th, 1885.
waaoreared (like many
impressions, I am   afraid), not by tbe
great nnd useful nieana   of   transport,
but by an infirmity of human nature—
a wandering from the straight path by
I the   waggoner.     The    man's   erratic
I course, contrasted as it   was   by   the
j solid, straight,iniperturoahlc lull of the
.agon, was indeed   remarkable.      He
was a huge fellow, some aix feet   high,
■vith a whip over Mb   shoulder,    whiob
•aised remembrance of   that    weaver's
which   Goliath's   spear shaft
^^^^^^ red - a splnndid animal, and
\hm\mm%n'n, UTT*-*>*-- I no doubt a mighty man of valour ; but
»«i*2L,pply,''r •*hcWj»<! to cut timber. he was drunk       Russell's   local agent,
****\X?\-°l Un,i ""i*1"1,°'- -h" ! *ho had, I presume, had   some   advice
,. ,,£_''•*'"  Hnrnaon,  and   containing     ,    ,      '    r     ... ,
"I1*-,  eight hnndred acres, accord ioK !of  'h"   unpropitious   circumstances in
ThrSJ^ ,>*'"1 '''P0*'****' with the Doniii,    » hich the wagon   was   traversing   his
•er Inspector of thia Province. , province, coming along   the road with
JOHN B. BROWN,   rapid strides, headed the gyrating con
> Bet Springs, Oct. 1, 188fi. ductor, and began   then and   there   to
I Hon. Jno,
IxWaioa, Ottawa
j beam to
White, -Jinistf.-. or tot  was compared-
veryeatly datsto an occasion when
lhe waggon furnished ma|erial for a
tragedy which brought a gloom over
our whole neighborhood. This time
the waggoner wasastcady, stout,decent,
young man, who hsd gaineil the affections ofa respectable, good girl. Tbey
had been asked twice in tbe banns, and
the wedding day was fixed. Then
came the stroke of fate. Home acri-
lent to a W' eel or axle occurred on the
ruail, an l die poor wagoner, endeavor
ing to minimise the damage to his employers, was erushe I tiu.ier a h- avy
weight, and lay long unassi-le I. Al
luDitth he wis l'■■uml with both his
thighs hruken, an i otherwise sadly injured. After being taken home here-
covered .'iiiisciousness, but cmilil not
rally frhm the shock which he had
.sustained. Ile was faithfully nursed
in I.i« iilliamc.i btide, who i"'in over
hini a- he breaihed hla Jail, Tim day
wh.eli had heen fixed for their marriage
was the d,.y of Ills funeral The poor
girl, dre.sed lu widow- weeds; followed him io the grave ; mid her aor
i'.iwb foi long engro.sed the sympathies
of the whole place. I saw the funeral,
which waa very largely attended ; and
remember well the general depression,
on i the awe-struck feeling which even
boys' elaetioity could nol. for a time
1 have one more memuij to note
while I am on tim subject of waggons
lt was, on a time, my fortune to po-
sne.s a dog whioh, not being exactly of
"sang pur," and noi of very comely
form oi of graceful motions, my friends
and gossips were accustomed to speak
f in depreciatory terms. Those were
days in which Lord Byron's verses were
on every ho iy's lips; so I uaed frequently to be asked whether my detes
table Argus had bit ten me by the
breeches. I was also subjected to in-
lerrogaiories as to the particular sport
ing line in Which my four-legged fsvnr.
ill, was supposed to excel, his fighting
qualities, Ihe general accomplishments
which he had mastered, and aa tu niy
intention to exhibit him at lhe first
competitive show. If my poor dog
waa not absolutely a genius, he had
qualities which to me were patent
enough. 1 felt sure that he waa worthy
of my regard, and I only hoped that
an oppoitunity would,be afforde. him
nl evincing some of his meritM.
But I had to suffer for him long in
silence; and at laat, before be had
made a move towards the establishment of a reputation ol any kind, it
became necessary that he and I should
"Last Wednesday night, as Wilson's
cart was crossing the moor about live
miles from Plymouth, it was stopped
by three stout fellows in masks, whn
desired lhe waggoner to comedown
from the cart-front, where he was sitting. The man, on first sight of his
assailants, with presence of mind
grasped the wrench he kept for his
wheels and awning, and bade the fellow »
not to molest him on the turnpike road.
Hereupon two of the robbers sprang
upon the shaft while tho third stood at
tbe horses' heads, and the two attacked
the man, endeavoring to drag him down
He was defending himself as well aj he
could, when suddenly a dog, which had
been within the cart, sprang to the
front, and seizing one villain by the
throat, bore him quite back from the
ahaft to the ground, falling with linn,
and never loosing his hold Hereupon
the waggoner, a tolerably stout fellow,
getting a blow at the second assailant
with bis wrench, fairly smashed the
rascal's nose, and sunt bim wild with
pain. He now advances upon the man
who held the horses, determined to give
hitn also a taste of the iron; but he
proved a difficult customer, not easy to
master They struggled some time,
the footpad calling lustily at intervals
upon number two to come   and   settle
the waggoner; but number two, it
would seem, was completely hors de
combat with his wounded face. They
were therefore man to man, but the
wagoner was getting the worst of the
contest. All this time the dog's teeth
had never let go of the first roblier.s
throat; but now the animal, probably
judging that he had for a time provided
against active hostilities from this
quarter, let the first man go, and rushed
to the assistance of bis master, who was
wellnigh over-powered. In a moment
he had sprung upon the third ruffian I
shoulder, and torn his left cheek from
the bones. The waggoner, using his
opportunity, now stunned the third
u)an, after whicli the cart, with the
Victorious dog and man, drove on to
the neitt village, a party from which
soon secured the man with the broken
nose and the fellow whose throat was
mauled. There is little,doubt that the
other fellow, whose cheek was terribly
lacerated, will be taken too. It seems
that there was much valuable property
in the cart, The affray has attracted
widespread attention.    People from far
and   near are   coining to S to see
the man and dog. For the latter (who
answers the name of Blucher) it iB said
that the cartman has been offered __30;
rii*iuii   down Ins   hre:,.i
rir.ulur  harOMfIff, ai    his bai I:
wn.-, a  atur<- .I    |,   iui,,      Guater'i
scales euiliellulii'.l llie -.ul.-s uf Ins OOatl
over one shoulder hung a   prufusinu _|
garters,  laoae,  bundle-, of lead   pencil-,
sealing wax. and   gin/dor's   diaiuund.
over the nther.   luggage straps    riding
belts,     tOOth     rind     tlnil   baushe.s,     do;.
M>l_irS,     uieilMIt II _' lll|ies,    and    leather
gaiters Jack ,'as heavily weighted,
but um oppressed with his burden;
yuu eu ild ser his head and his feet, bul
very little els.- of his person, lie dis
tribiited handbills in which memo |.
tailed the nuiiii'i.iu- commodities in
which In* dealt, and by which the
public weie informed that uny scb*.
duled article which did no- happen to
be at the liiuliienl iiii liis   |<i-r.Miti    could
be procured ut slum nun..' 11.-did
noI .iv his wares indeed nt thni time
his knowledge of Etogliah hardly
siiil'ned for tlmi method   of axlvertiae-
Much excitement und   tolerabh --x
tensive dealing followed Ol)  -J n.*k s lirst
uppemun.e iii  tim  market, and when
business was over,   und  little   parties
congregated round the fires of   publm
llulises, he WW the  subject of    iviljurl:
Tim   burnpk'iis    were  familiar   wnh
pedlars, but Jack vvns to them * new
speci. s uf I lint genui
"Whui-iet I A t'ui'iiiii'i, 1 kunws:
but where do er cuiiie from 1 was the
sulisittuci' of:. remark whioh proceeded
from man)' mouths, .tnd in must m
stancs found nu i- pom v. One grnii|i
hiiwevi'i, lu.kri'i than ita fellowa, in
ltidi-d a member whn wns able to throw
snine liglil nn the subject,
"I've   seed en   afore,   Till  I  i	
back lately I wus biding up thecoan*
try, ns yuu knows.     Twns there I seed
I'll mill  becli'il    abotU   I'll.       Ilijll*.!   1- :l
furriiiiT—you're right there, n> igbhoi ;
uml uhut's inure, lies u High fallen
.Mure thun ihui. I can tell his name,
which is u iidd nue, only it don't mean
the sume ns iu our tongue. He's called
John Minigyberl (vvliut d'ye think of
I hut by way of u heppallation I), uml
he's look twelve ur fourteen markets
hereabout, which he means to attend in
turn. He don't live nowhere In par*
tionlar, but is u sunt ofa vagrant ;
only  they say he's quite   honest and
This information waa very much im
proved upon after a aborl time when
the pedlar liecmne an institution, anil
it. was made known to those who cared
for the knowledge tbat his name wan
written Oiovanni Mongibello, After
a few   tentative rounds, be   made hia
QOBKH tTBttT, P.JKT Miriuv
D.B, BRANT, Proprietor
Juwt Received !
rpilL L'.MlKllS|,;.N'EI) reapeetfully la
m forms the cltizeua of Port Moody aud
vicinity tha_   he  haa  juat   received a larg
and varied a-.virtui.-nt -f seaaouable
Boots and Shoes
Ready-made Clothing
Kn- .   lee,
Having bought tha above Stock (or fill,
I  nn praparad to sell  at the lowelt
i ASH I'l'.ICKS.
Vegetables and Fruits
IN    BEA80K.
■   i ai.i   iiisi'i-:,tk;.i.i.y K0U0ITB1)
inoui.-y 00 tn Kales At I'o. fill
II   I'.MTU'.I.,
iMt rri!es.
Hardware,   Crocorie*,
principal dep
resided :    run
peripatetic, h
share of. his
which  could
who  studied
thus:    Hi
from ii w h
III*!' tO Kptll
'   iii ihe town   »le re 1
thiiuj-li   he     remained
save  us more l h in  nur
rompany*-»the   reason of
In-   understood   by any
his natural   history,   rn
hired   it   little store-room
Iwriftht who   had
und after   awhile he took
to   sojourning   on   his   viriti   ut the
wheelwright's house,    N.m  th      t	
wrighf hnd a marriageable daughter
.Miss Harris (so wns the lamsel
called' wns % hounoing girl, wholesome
and comely if a little oonrae, To the
best of my knowledge sbe «m v.iii
behaved, her peculiarity was tlmi the.
wus soinevihnt quick in temper, nnd
when the tire kitiilliil lhe spake with
Iter tongue, Whether she «el mam
for th Soman, I um unable In suy I
rather think nol ; for she vvns an ir.
dustrious baggage, taking a large sh iri
ofthe hoiisevvnrk off In i mother
shoulders, uml nut nt nil given to man
slaughtw in a general uny, nor greadj
of admiration. She did, however,
obtain the pedlar's good opinion, nml,
possibly by mere indillerence, turned
his funcy into ti llnine Thus it was
thnt he spent nil ihe time he could
command in our confines, ami thus if
.vas that nur people began to huve
something more than a commercial
acquaintance with him.
The man hnd the facility, which we
observe so frequently in foreigners, nt'
adaptiii'. himself to the society aiming
which he found himself ; he had seen
enough of men and cities to hnve a
flood ileal to tell to our untravelled
wights ; he did not. dislike a glass nf
brandy, ami he hnd learned to snnck
his lips over a draught of ale (being
nevertheless a strictly temperate man):
so that he was generally pretty Weil
esteemed. He obtained, indeed, credit
for superior wisdom ; but this, I think
may have been because l.e, being
necessarily ontsid" of nil local pie-
judices and superstitions, could take
dispassionate views of things, which |
no doubt were the wise views, and j
because his foreign accent gave
quaintnei's and piquancy to his ex-
prr ssions.
(to be eowmrvcD.)
In the fall '84, Randall Miler, ol Maitlowl,
N.S., waa pruatratt'd to Ids bed with an
.attack of incipient consumption. Cough
remedies all failed. He rapidly grow de-
bilitated, and friends deapaired nf his re
eovery. He tried Burdock Blood Bitteis,
with immediate relief, followed by a .ue-dj |
Clark*  Mini. Port  Moody
New  China Wasli House.
J L._-v_._v__Y.
i >[ ;> >-ii j !■   VV*»1 in   :»u.l [ronibg flout iu
u ityU.
I.r'ei'-'li.'..- it  'r.ji.ii '•-..
«'N   '     !'   I.. KH.H'I   in NV W.
, ru.
I   .hi:
Ganadhii Pacific Railway-
A.  1.. HOWSE,
Real Estate Broker,
Etc., Etc.
Town I iOts for sale in
every part of the
Town site.
Excellent Farms
Suburban Properties
suitable for market
gardeners, etc.
Every information
freely given,
IANUARY--, 1887.
lf.hr   1\nrt   -fthlilhTI   lL*,f1*l>tti>        "*i,tinues all ov« Ireland,   but not on, FOREIGN  AFFAIRS. THE   LEGISLATIVE  ASSEMBLY
•A'P-   VOU   JTIU-OH  VtttlU.        , large .Scale.     Reiuemboriim   lb.    d. •       ■__■      .a         .-,    . _-___,
 j priTi_t,H| value of agricultural produce        •"***   M*"-"';   "f S*,,,_^ » * Vef> I    .,°"   Mond»'' nWt'   0Ur   -0"1  5olf"ls
'it is satisfactory to sue that abateinents! Prud«* man.   he knows that he » not | will   be  in   Parliament assembled.    It
j of twenty live per cent,   have   satisfied I only   opposed  t>y tim   Radicals,   Glad-
it he tenants.    But u further  reduction 1 .tone   and    Parnell   with   the   Home
i iu value will be felt this year uiul then', Kulers, but lie has evoked a third party
-.  lt is   impossible to   se,'   bow  the ,      ,  .-.       ,...        .    . ,       ,
V     ..ii      .1        i •    I m   Lord Churchill and  the soreheads
question mav be -udtleu   uithuii: doing ...
- -    -•   — -_      mu—   _ i 11 who follow  in his train,   who expected
place and preferment through his influence.    All
The foil, wing ia tbe result ol the Surrey |
The tire at New    Wt-atiiimstei     Inst
Saturday   morning wasa fearful illustration of the uncertainties of life.    At
midnight   ou Kriday   twenty   persons
were asleep   in   the   Arlington    hotel,
lu two   houre after, three   wen* tleail,
and    the   others    MButlfM.     At    two
o'clock in the inorniug the hotel   was a
small bea]> of ashes.     A lodger   named
Owens, who hail been out visiting,   re
turned   to the   bouse   aliout .'.   past I
o'clock and  discovered   lhe fire ami he
(hen roused all    the inmates      It    was
just possible to   escape, but    every mn
who delayed a minute wus lust.     Tom
McKay, tbe architect and  contractor,
jumped from   au   upper   window   and
fell dead on    the   sidewalk    where  his
body was half roasted.    (Icorgc Ofttnp
hell, one   of tbe   owners   of the   now
woolen mill, was warned of the  danger
too, but   he    delayed,   and    was    lost.
Rufus T. Brown, a railway coutracior,
shared the same fate. The Iin ir breadth
escapes were fearful to contemplate. A
young man named Foul-la wits sleeping
just over  the.   sitting room   which  adjoined    the bar room, anil  was  called;
wben be got   up the (lames    were coin
ing through the hoards of his   bed-room
floor, but    he. lore   down    the   wooden
partition and escaped.    In half un hour
after the lire was discovered by   (I..rutin- whole house   was iu   Haines,   and ii
burned as fast us if it had been steeped
in turpentine for a Week.    The lire was
tbe work of an incendiary: of that theie
can be no doubt.    Two men   went soon
by  the coustablu   running   from    the
house aliout    five   minutes    before the
lire was   discovered.    These    men   are
murderers ;    but thev will   escape, be
cause the authorities   in this   Province
are all iiicompelent.    The ihing culled
a governient  is   a   delusion :   fit" de
puties have bad no experience, and the
police force   is useless.    The   best   do
tective in the Province knows us much
ahout the   inside of the   moon   as he
knows   ofthe art   required   to trap a
knave.     We.   shall    never   know who
are the murderers who set  lire   to thn
Arlington hotel.
A man named Harris who  had been
employed      some    lime    ago   us   bur-
tender and   gaol guard in    New   West
minster retired to a farm   below   Ladner's and lived alone.    He  was   lately
employed as foreman by a company engaged in tin; reclamation of part   of the
Delta ;   but   a few days  sinci"  he w_.s
found dead in his cabin, his  throat cut
and his head broken.  He was butchmed
The bead   was smashed, and   then the
throat   wan cut.    It is quite   possible
the local   Government   will oiler a reward for the   apprehension of the murderers early   next  year.    Indeed our
local authorities are the patrons of eut
throats and thieves.
The   Dominion   Parliament  is dissolved, and new elections ordered,  The
candidates will be  nominal ed   on  the
13th of February and the   electors will
cast tbeir votes on   the 22nd.    In this
part of the   Dominion   the   candidate
who will not   give a solemn pledge to
vote for Sir John will   surely   stay at
home, every   man who   pretends to bn
"independent   in politics"   is  -a sham
who intends to sell his vote to the best
bidder.      The   heads   of   the clans in
Scotland and   Ireland have   ceased to
parade their title to independence, but
in this   Dominion half a   dozen of nobodies claim   the   privilege   of   representing their own opinions.    Let them
do so at home but  not in   Parliament.
While bidding farewell to his congregation in the school room at I lumil
ton Ontario, on the   I! 1st of December,
the Rev.    Mr.   Scoular   informed   his
audience that he had accepted the office
of minister at New   Westminster, and
said :—"It had long been my   desire to
be engaged in  foreign   mission   work,
but circumstances   rendered   this im
possible, the Held to which I am  going
is the next   thing to  it."    It is quite
possible   the   Rev,   gentleman believes
there is very little difference  bel ween
the heathens of Africa  and the  Christians of New Westminster.    But, how
did he discover the lamentable state of
affairs I    Perhaps he has been   reading
the letters of   the Rev.  Mr.    Watson.
The poor heathens of   the Royal   City
aie in luck.
an injustice The millions employed
in factories will never consent to pay
protective duties ; aud without a protective duty the farmer and tbe landlord will bt ruined.
A terrific snow storm is raging over
thr north and west of Scotland. Tlir
oldest inhabitant remembers nothing
like it. The cold is intense; twenty
la.low zero in the north.
John llright in a letter written last
week disapproves of Federation and
says he would recommend sensible men
to let lhat question rest
The Home Oovernment has decided
to purchase 10.000 horses aud ..OO.OOO
Winchester reiieaiiiig rifles. All to la-
on hand by the 17th of March St.
Patricks day ibis year may bo cele
I,rated by such a roar of artillery ar
ncvor waked the echoes in Europe.
Sir Andrew Clarke has invented a
new gun. It is ready for use in a pit,
and is raised by machinery when re
quired for use ; after tin* shot is tired
the gun glides into the pit. where it is
reloaded hymen in covered archways.
This gun and the machinery connected
with it arc supposed to lie very formid
able iiisliumentsof war, and far superior
to raised batteries ou sbore.
rim lirst number of Henry George's
the "Standard," was published
at New York on Saturday, the rt tli
inst., and is the organ of the levellers.
It will hasten the coining of that awful
event which is preceded by the
shadows of murder, discontent, and d.r
buitchery. (li'Otge is a very little
man ; he is not a logician,but he threat
ens the Pope and defends a Roman
Catholic clergyman became h" is dis
The will of J. S. Newbury was rend
at Detroit on the I7l.li inst. liis estate is valued st $4,000,000. He be
gnn business with very little capital,
and was "a self-made. man." Ho left
his svidow one million dollars, a tine
city house, the homestead, and all bis
personal property. She will be a happy
widow next year ; and if  she    *"■•
again lhe second husband wi
made by the widow      ^^^^^^^^^
berry worried himself a  good   deal to
make bis successor a S'lf-made man.
In Sept. 1885 Lawrence Krug   was
married in Chicago, and since   then he
was married three times.    He  insured
the lives of the four wives   and   every
one of tbem died suddenly.    He  then
insured tbe life of Lucy, a daughter of
bis lirst wife, and she died ou tbo 12th
inst.    On the way to   the   grave
coffin* was   taken   in   charge   by
police ; there was an  inquest
vidciiee of poison, and thr   :
be   si'lf-
old   New
but   no
insurer  is
to    the
while in
The   death   of  Lord Iddeslcigh   is
deeply   deplored     in   London.      Her
Majesty     the     Queen     immediately
telegraphed   her   sympathy
widow.    He died of syncope
conference with Lord Salisb-,-y.
It appears by our Loudon despatches
that Lord Randolph Churchill is in
high spirits and full of hope. On
Wednesday last he said ;- "The
political machine moves to suit me exactly."
Chamberlain   iu   an   address to bis
constituency   last week   excused himself for keeping a Tory (iovernment in
office by saying—"Wo kept them there
to pass radical measures   which   would
have been   passed   if   Lord  Randolph
Churchill had   retained   his  seat."    It
appears that  Chamberlain is   ready to
aid Gladstone in settling the Irish laud
question   provided    thn    question   of
granting a   parliament  to   Ireland is
shelved.     The whole   political atmos
phere, in the old country is   concealed
iu mists and there is no knowing   what
change a   day  may   bring forth.    On
auy side   there   is no   evidence of the
skill   and   talent   displayed   by both
parties in the days of Russell and Peel.
Wire pulling and potty trickery has replaced   the   bold    advance   and    tbe
brilliant retreat.    Political   parties in
the United Kingdom have lieen Americanised, but not improved ^^^^
Eviction  for nonpayment of   rent corn-stive.
at liberty, and may get another wife.
Tho modern insurance office is uot a
security for life or property.
Last week the Rev. Wm. Gilbert, a
Methodist clergyman, said to his congregation at Olney, Pa. :—"1 do not
know anything of immortality or
whether there is a God." In the pulpit this poor man was in tbe wrong
place, be ought to lie in a lunatic asylum.
At midnight, on   Saturday   last,   a
schooner loaded   with   dynamite   was
wrecked on the seal rocks   under   the
Cliff bouse which stands iu the   Golden
Gate park, San Franciso.     The   crew
escaped but the   waves   pounded   the
schooner against   the rocks,   and   the
dynamite, 100,000 lbs.,  exploded   and
the Cliff house was knocked to   pieces.
Sau Francisco was shaken as if by   an
earthquake   and the shock was felt   at
Sacramento, one hundred   miles   from
the scene of tbe wreck.      The   captain
of a ship twenty miles out at  sea   felt
the shake.    It was  an awful accident.
On Saturday   last Tom Watson was
sentenced to ten   years'   imprisonment
for stealing   ten cents at   San    Frau
francisco,   and John Gibbons, for   the
murder of   Edward   Ryan,    win   sen
tenoed to imprisonment for life. These
two   sentences   illustrate   the     value
placed   on   property    and   life   in the
August Spies, the Anarchist convicted of murder Hnd conspiracy at
Chicago, was niarrii-d, in the prison, on
Tuesday, to Miss Nina Van Zant, an
heiress who owns 8300,000. Some of
these modem young ladies have the
devil's own taste. It is to be hoped
that tho husband will not insure, her
If the system ia properly cleansed by some
medicine that acts upon the bowels, kidneys
and akin, such aa Burdock Blood Bitters,
and tho autferor will use Hagyard's Yellow
Oil according to directions, there are few
oases ot rhouinatiam, however bad, but will
yield promptly to tho treatment.
tr Kor artistic monumental work apply to
Victoria   Marble   Works,
these  combined would render his  position unpleasant, to say the
least of it,   particularly if the Unionist
branch   ol   the I .iberals was to add its
forces  to these elements on some vital
question, in opposition.    To avoid such
a  catastropby he is trying to bind the
best talent of the Unionist   Liberals to
his side  and  with  this object he has
taken  Goschcn  into the Cabinet with
the  full approval of lx>rd  Hartington
wbo will henceforth   lie one of his supporters.      Salisbury  understands   that
when the country is in danger it would
never do to be exposed to defeat.    Although all  the opposing forces in Parliament  would unite  in the event of a
great war, and assist the government of
the day, they would only do so on their
own couditions,   which would have to
be conceded in  an emergency.    In order to avert a crisis  in which most un-
palable  measures  would  have   to  be
swallowed,  Salisbury is fortifying himself.     Notwithstanding all  the stories
about his weakness,  he is now stronger
than ever,  and will  hold his own until
all immediate danger is  past, or, until
be has so thoroughly gained the confidence of the country, that he will be able
to dissolve Parliament with the certainry
of returning to power with a great Con-
set vative  majority.     For this, we are
convinced,   he  has  measures in jietto,
that will  make him  |iopular with  the
million, be it partial protection or some
other |iopular measure that would please
the  unemployed working classes, who
are  really tired of Radicalism and extreme free trade.     There is, however, a
great probability  that disturbances   in
Eurojie may render change unadvisable
and that  will make his  position more
secure.      The  sudden  death of Lord
Iddeslcigh is  much regretted  because
he  was  respected  by all  'larties,  but
everyone who has studied Engi.-ii *ioli-
tics  must  be aware   that   while  ,bat
nobleman  was  known as Sir Stafford
Northcote, his weakness  in the House
of Commons where  he ied the Conservatives, did more to bring about the fall
of Lord  Beaconsfield  than   even the
eloquence  of   Gladstone.     Iddeslcigh
was not only a poor debater, but a poor
tactician and was quite  unable to hold
together  the   party that   Beaconsfield
would have led to victory.    At present,
diplomacy is doing all the work in the
various  European courts, but, we need
hardly say, the greatest care is taken to
keep its workings from the public eye.
The stories told by the correspondents
of   Ameriean   papers   and   published
throughout   this    continent,    are   the
merest nonseuce.    Even at the various
courts, dust is constantly thrown in the
eyes of the hangers-on, and the supposed secrets thus obtained are designedly  spread   abroad.      We   shall not
learn  anything of importance till the
spring, by which time every nation will
be armed to the teeth and then the
gage will be thrown down.   To judge
from the surface, it may be safely concluded that the first exchange of last
words,  will   be   between France  and
Germany ; it seems almost  impossible
that these two powers can avoid a quarrel.     If they engage  in hostilities, it
will  then be the turn of Russia when
she will hurl a million of men at Turkey
and Austria simultaneously.     She will
also make some demonstrations on India
but these will be a mere feint; her entire
efforts  will  be   to capture   Constantinople,  and   she   will   risk  everything
upon that, because if she is ever to be
successful in this, the great ambition of
every Russian, it is now, and if she fails
her chance of reaching the Bosphorus
is  gone  for ever.    With  Austria and
Hungary it is life and death, and, of
course, with the  Balkan states it is the
same.    For England it is the retention
of her status as a first-class  power, because,  with  Russia at  Stamboul, her
prestige would be lost
C.  K.  Monck,
Ucorge Radge
I>ou|».a8  Street, Victoria
agent, Now Westminster.
Mrs. W, J. Lang Bethany, Out., writes
I waa one of tho greatest sufferers for about
fifteen months with a disease of my car
similar to ulcere, causing entire deafneaa. I
tried everything thut could be done through
medical skill, but without relief. A. a lut
resort, I tried Dr. Thomaa' Eclectric Oil, and
in ten minutes found relief. 1 continued
using it, and in a short time iny ear waa
cured and hearing completely restored. I
have used thia wonderful healer succesafully
in cases of inflammation of the lungs, sore
throat, coughs and colds, cuts and bruises,
Ac., in fact it ia our family medicine.
Most uxubdcm timo are the twinges which
rack the inuecles and joints of tbe rheumatic.
Northrop _ Lyman's Vegetable Di.eovery
and Dyspeptic Cure, by promoting increased
action of the kidneye, by which the blood ia
more effectually depurated, removes through
tbe natural ohuunel. certaiu acrid element.
iu tbe circulation which produce rbeunta-
i tiain aod gout. The medicine ia alto a fin*
I laxative antibiUaua   medicine   and  geueral
contest with Germany, whether
ever have  it  in
Russia in kind.
j will be incumbent upon them to choose
their leaders, and,  the question simply
remains   to   be   answered, who those
leaders  will   be.      It   cannot be  too
strongly impressed  u|x>n the  minds of
our  representatives,  that  this  year is
likely to be remarkable for events of a
very unusual  character and it will require abilities on the jiart ol our ministers, of no ordinary character; in  fact
the difficulties in store for the ministers
fit to guide our  destinies in the future,
will require   stamina  which   were  re
markable by their  absence in the late
administration.    In the first  place we
have some very important questions to
settle  with the Dominion,
dering of the Smithe Government   in
relation to the railway lands  as  provided  in the  ill-considered Settlement
Bill, will have to be rectified, and it is
highly  probable a  new bill with  the
proper and well understood restrictions,
respecting alternate blocks, will have to
be  passed and the proper conveyance
made to the Federal Government.    It
will  be  necessary to remodel  all the
clauses of the present  bill and secure
such  advantages for the  Province  in
consideration for the concessions therein made, as will give us reasonable and
equitable  returns for them.    We have
the decision of  Mr.  Justice   Henry;
upon  which  to base our claims, and
although  they may be  set aside by the
Supreme Court_of Canada, the matters
in dispute are of such vast inqioitance
to the   Province,  that we will be quite
justified  in carrying the questions to
the  Privy Council  in  England.    Our
readers will readily understand that the
ministers  who caused  the Settlement
Bill to lie passed are not the men fitted
to perform such a task.    There are the
vital questions  in relation to the gift of
six thousand acres of land to the C. P,
R. Company at English Bay, a transaction which was palpably illegal.    This
transaction must be quashed and it certainly would not be done by the Smithe-
Robson clique.    The  payment by the
local Government of thirty-seven thousand five hundred dollars to the C. P.
R. Syndicate must be placed on a legal
basis; the alteration and interpolation
of clauses, in the bill by which the payment was to be made, renders it, in our
opinion, worthless ; so that,  a new bill
must  be passed ;   the   late • ministers
would not  stullify themselves  by introducing a new measure.     The reckless
disposal ot the  public lands, must be
stopped, and a careful  investigation instituted    as   to    transactions   already
effected.    It is quite possible that some
of them may be set aside and the lands
can then be disposed of at fair prices
for the public benefit.    The same may
be said of our timber, which has been
rapidly passing  into the hands of men
who  wili  soon  make a "corner"  in
lumber, involving great hardships to our
people, who will be forced to enrich the
lucky timber grabbers, and in this way
retard improvement in every direction.
We have not an inexhaustible supply of
timber ; it is of a *"*ry superior quality,
what we have ; the derni_nd from the
North-West   provinces,   will   be   'ery
great, our home market will be denuded,
and we shall then be at the mercy of
the men who have been favored by the
Smithe-Robson Government.   The new
House will contain a  number of new
and good men,  so that, a Government
cannot burke questions as they did in
the last  Parliament.     Whenever any
question was raised against the  measures of Smithe, Robson & Co., they at
once marshalled their faithful retainers
and every objection was voted down, no
matter whether it was right  or wrong.
Such conduct was alike disgraceful to
the  Government   that   adopted   such
tactics and to the people who submitted
to be ridden over through their repre-
senatives ; it was also, subversive of the
liberty we are so prone to boast about,
and  rendered  our   Government   little
better than an autocracy.     So much
had this become the fashion, with the
Government, that the Provincial Secretary absolutely bullied and  threatened
the whole House—supporters and opposition    alike—because   they   raised
some objections to an abortion of an
incorporation bill that he was forcing
through the House for his pet city of
Vancouver.   To call the legislation of
the last four years responsible government, is to misapply and disgrace the
term.    There are many other bill abortions to which we shall call the attention
of the legislature from time to time.
But from the foregoing our readers can
easily perceive that no reform can be
expected from the men who formed or
supported the Smithe-Robson compact.
If it is thought advisable to retain one
'or two members of the late Government
we trust they will be those whose hands
are clean in regard to matters that will
be publicly enquired into ere long.
There ar* a Dumber ol varietiea  of corna.
...,.    ..... — I Holloway'a Corn (lure will   remove any of
her  power to repay | thtm  (■_;__ _D Jmt druggiat aud get a bottle
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ The Ameriean Int-ntor, of (.'ni.|U<.l
ele-tiona : -Thomaa Shannon, Reeve ; Ow. Ilarge monthly journal aa), ._■•„ J^l
Cann  Jamea Punch,   John Stewart, Cordon , thia mouth's mile for the Iii »t tim. |,v >j
P. Iiafoe,  aad Arthet J. Wmtmom, Co—cfl-|-» '   • ' ""    *"- ■   7**--
THK   BKK>   STING  A   I'-KH (.  Tool..
"■'ruin leugthenedulaM-ivatii.il-, Mi. \V. t.
Clarke, a Canadian, has come tu the cnnclu-
aion that tho moat important liui.tiun ..r th,-
l_-e'_ sting ia not stinging, but ita use by
that wonderful creature aa a tout Mi.
Clarke auya he ia ronviin i-.l that the lno-t
important office of the liee's sting is that
which ia ptrrfoitii.'il in doing the artisti. c.-ll
work, capping the comb, and mfoailig the
formic acid by means of whicli h.uicy re-
celves its keeping 'itiitlitie... Tin sin,.' i
really a skilfully .■>,,.,,,,-,! little tir.wi-1,
with wliich the bee tiiii.he- rill and cap* the
cells when thuy are tilled hrimlul ,if liiuitv
Thia enplaiiis why huney cxtr.i't. .1 baton it
it cap1..-.! nv ai duet ic it k..'i|> wet. Tba
formic acid hatuot bean tojacttd intuit.
Thia ia done iu the very a.t of putting the
.     laat touches mi the cell work.     A-tin* littl-
The blun- j pliant trowel m winked to and fro «ith laeti
dexterity. tHeduits, nf arfaicb there are two,
pierce the plastic cell surface, anil have the
nectar Is-neath its tin* dtwVB nt tlie Huid
which niakea it keep well. Thia is the "art
preacrvative" of honey. Herein wt toe, lay
Sir. Clarke, that tin-stinu and the poiaoii
bag, with which ao many nf oa wonld like In
diapenae, are essential to the -dnrag. ot the
luacioua pioduct, and that vwtlmut them the
twautiful comb honey of .miu,.■■..•. would ha
a tiling unknown. This is ci tainly a laost
wonderful provision of nature. - I. ai.
I of electricity.    'I'he fangae motor it"
I and ia ao iianienae advauce
'■ kind of power.
ery J
I->ru d
on any mi
^^^^^^^^ We aie lunniug I'm, J
with a tingle motor, ami it isi,_.te_ "
in a'te.ii. The motor it l.uilt iu _ ,
atantial uiuuuer, and theie are _____
wear rapidly even with unlinary ciuVI
e-ja-lise !.,, repair, cannot amount to
cent, of that teijui,t.i Bar -Ufa
or hot-air engines, and we noa *•- ll,.^,
why it will not give, for many t£4
come, as g.Hid results at at present.
Agaiot    sudden   enlil-,,    niit.iu^
and suieoesB .it the throat      K.aj,H,.
Pastoral Bal-aia at hand lot thete
11 - .ii * ■' ■   "I l-'.ili uiul Winter,
Mrs, A. NVUuii, lir.iii'f.iii wiit,| ..j
.i null, mt f i miii * Itrnnic DyiMpit far J
yen in. A! way* after t-atmg, au ■,,.,
burning -M-uaatiou in tin- -.Uinm|(| kt ^
vi-iy matruBHiUff, t-au-t-t-il a •_ii»,ii|Ji {
laitgoU) fs«tfng. which wonld l im i.,f Wri
huuis iiftt-r .atinji. [ni mooaa^u
Mi. r<i|>|>!-**\U'll, ('In-ill i.-I, nt i,iu , it, I
V.itlirop 4 Lyman* Voentoho. U^.
uud Dyap-rati-o Curt, and 1 um thankh
-.t\ that I onto oat btpn batta fa
that burning t-tmaatiim and lunid j«
Iiuh nil gOU-A, uud food iltM-s nnt lir |,mi
my ftoii.a.li. Other* ot in*. faia£ |
iir-vd it with ln'1-.t tt'Hiilts.
Huaiuoaa men khould c.tntully „ nitiiti/i*
the Canadian i.utt-H, which w-offered them
in trade, unli-ns tln-y dei-nn- to I"' loaWl b)
.1. t rptiiiL' thom Many of them nntAt hm-
worthleaa, nt* nearly ho. PeUnwilw ti it lit
of Canadian hankd which havi- failtd or are
iu lii-nidatiim, vith the vtltt-9 of their DO-Wn
appended :
Hank of Acad in, Nuvn Reotln, WArthlnn ;
flank of Clifton, VOIthlflH : Haul; ol I iv. i
|H)t.|, Nova Stotia, wortblaaoi Hank of
Wince Edward • Ulund, worth-Mi: Hank of
Wchti-i ii t '-iii.-tii.i, worthleu 1 Colonial Haul-.
of Canada, worthless ; Commercial Rank nf
New Hrunswi'-k. worthI-bhh ; Coniolnlat'-.i
Hank of Mmitrt.nl, .i.i| rcn.H, .*M0 iioU-h p.i,tin .
bank have been stolen, refuse nil uf this de-
nomination siuneil hy W. Irwin ; Exchange
Hank of Canada, Montreal, HO Mtltt . Inter
national Hank of Canada, Toronto, worth
leas; Mechanics' Hunk of Montreal, worth
I'-.ts ; Mechanic*' Hank of St. John's, worth
lent; stadi-cnna Hank of Quebec, ti'JJ pentt .
Weotmoreland Hunk of New Brunswick,
worthless ; Zimmerman's Hank, worthless.
A special watch should be kept tor tivi*
dollar notes of the Hank of Clifton, a mini
ber of which are in circulation in Seattle.
Ah will be seen by the fbNgOIBg, they are
utterly worthies*, and should be rotated
whenever offered. There U0 also in circu
latino here, a number of the ten d'.llar notes,
stolen from the Coiisnljdutfd Hank of Mnn
treal. Theso notes are signed by \V.
Irwin, President, and I. Hincha, Cu.-<liu-i,
and tlie bank refuses to redeem them. They
are accordingly worthless, and should imt hf
accepted.—Sratflf Pott-fn,\*tU^neer.
Freda   Eickhofi
r.l.MUl   I'KAl I It   IN
l_>_ry-   G-ooOi
_fcc*.< <-_-•
Of first-class Qnalit]
AMI     Al
Moderate  tiaten.
Coiner Dl  h'roiu   ami  ll.'.Lrie I
J. S. MANS!)
Merchant Tailo
• peruial
Lovers of the bcuiitifui iu art ami
ture have in store a rich treat in tin
of Vkk'*- Floral Gtrtoi for the yeni 1RR
Kach mooooding year brings, grofct Improve
ment in this popular annual, and the picKi ut
edition is tar in advance of previous laeuee
In beauty of exterior, number ami eleganr
of fl.....) nnd vt*gf->tnhlt> lUuatratfons, mul
large variety of .iiibjects thoroughly ai
practically treated. The title illustration, a
bunch of 1'ansies, and the pBRQ in colon nl
"Horder and Heddiuij; Plants," an- triumphs
of chromo-lithography which have prohftnly
never been excelled, while the hundreds of
smaller illustrations arc trio- tn nature and
thoroughly described.
The volume opens with a MHea of praetl
eal articles of great service to both amateur
and professional gardeners, \o followed by
faithful illustrations showing the interior
of the immense Seed House, ami then by
engravings of all the leading nml rare varieties of flowers and vegetable**, with .li
recti ous for their culture
No pains Or expense huve beeu spared in
the production of this volume, and i very
effort has been made to render it worthy
the reputation of its publisher, .laniei Viclt,
Seedsman, Rochester, N. Y. — A'. V. Trihune,
Dec. 22nd,  In-.ii.
"Vick'h Flo iui. Uuidr it by far the
handsomest seed catalogue that [■ Issued in
America. It is handsomely hound, and COO- I
tains illustrations enough of Rowers .iml
vegetables to make the amateur gardenei
.•riuy."—Gloirf, Huston, Mass.
HAS OI'KM.n A 81101'UN
N,'» We-tnilnttrr,
lli.ni- tr, tin-   WgHt  from (
Ht,,','.. mid will 1,-v-i.lway"i
llllllil n IrilliiHRiiltlili'lit nf
Foreign and Domestic I
_A_     _P"-B_E-__T'_E10T
Ouaranteed in Every Caw
AN It   -
i  tn tlir -tore lat,
Ciilllti'l- * Cn.,
to Cunnlnghnm'i
on I'.iliiiiiliiri Street
An arra.. /eint'iit litis luri'ii nmil,' lit-Lvia-ii
Prince Napoi -on anil I'liiK-i- Etolaud I'una
parte, the wiilo.vcrnf Mile, l-laii." of Mon&QO, i
in virtue nf wliich In* is ti, intirry, nt nn early I |.'<ii-tii«<rly Maing.,- ul'lhe \\ :ie
date, the I'rineesi l„titia, rliitiphtirr .if tbe j mnn, „r No..,.-. *. Lyman, M
the fnrnier ami of tin.  PrlnqeM '..'lutilili', nml
comuMiuently grapd-dgughtar ol Victor  Km  .
inanuel mill DlOO. bl km- llnlllliert.     I'rimrr |
Napoleon hns |*i,m-tn  Mmn'iili.-ii   ts   tnoet
l'i iii,'- Itolaml, who is travailing n-msn   lh.-
Alps in aslutl^e to visit  the   I'limt-s..   i in
tilde ami his future wife, whn is 18.
1'niii't   ll'ilaii'l n,'Cill,'.l great pi'i'innai \ ml
vantages hy hia ntarritga enntrn.'t with Mile.
Blanc, anil has thn r_tin..tinnship of   his   in
font daughter, a i'ii. in her 'irilyi-ur.    Win-n
the heads of the ilynaatic fiiiniliea   vera   ox
tielled he applied to the. Civil Tribunal lor
eave, he havitif. heen deprived of hia _-i-Ade
in the French army, to invest hia ward's
fortune abroad. Her share ol the Monaco
gaming table profits amounted tn i...tiini.1111111
franca a year, and the interest of her
mother's dowry, which ia invested in Kreuch
, D_ She will, there
fore, send the greatest army of British
soldiers to Turkey, lhat she ever had in
the. field, and the   opportunity for   a
great soldier will b« there.    Whether
she has another Marlborough or  Duke
of Wellington, remains to be seen, but
as great emergencies evoke great men,
we  may look for a great  hero.    One
thing, is so far satisfactory, that win or
lose, France will not readily forgive the
way in which she has been spurned by
Russia.      After all her exhibition of
winning graces at St.  Petersburg, her
courting of Russian generals at Paris,
and her fraternisation by DeRouledes
and cithers at St Petersburg, to be cast
aside, is to inflict an ineffaceable affront
and France will now want revenge on
Russia.    It will. depend, however, on
her position at the close of the coming
—-_,_. m;ii, f'prmanv. whether she will
tion with Mi. Mo-Taught-
pareil to do all UiinU of
rentes, brings up the child's fortune to
of the largest in Kurope. The Tribunal refused the application, both in the minor's
interest ana on grounds of puhlic policy,
Prince Roland having placed a consideroble.
capital at the disposal of the committees
formed to try and overthrow the republic.
The royal family of Italy have stood aloof
from Prince Napoleon, King Humbert ia
strongly hostile to Monaco, because A drains
the wealth of Northern Italy from it by the
demonetization of the Casino, which, perhaps, it. the only place iu the world where
equality truly reigns. The marriage of the
Princess Letitia will probably be taken in
bad part hy her royal uncle. The Dmprefl
Eugenie when she is at Homo will plead the
cause of Prince Roland.-- London Daily
A Mixkd Marriage-— It is stated, says
the Daily Chronicle, that the Rev. JaAOi
Walsh, D. D., Protestant Rector ol St.
Stephen's, Dublin, hay received a (.omiTuini-
oation from Bishop Donnelly, coadjutor to
the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin,
requesting his presence   before   Arob-Mthpp
_*-\Vatehes   sent   by
attended to at once.
Walsh to answer certaiu questions with reference to a mixed marriage celebrated by
him.    He h>s refused to attend.
O. E Comstock, Caleiltuiia, Minn., writes:
I was suffering the most excruciating pains
from inflammatory rhenmatism. One application of Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil atb>rdcd
almost instant relief, and two lwttlcs effected
a permanent cure.
Mrs. Torrance McXish, of Smith'" Kails,
Out,, after /our years of intones -oitlVring
with scrofula, from wlueh her hfead became,
bald, waB cored by Burdock Blood Bittms
otter tba best medical aid bad failed.
HteHKnKN. :
Heaan. Itoscntiiai, I*'.'1
Fine Boots 6lS
ETC.. tiC,,
New WstM i£jit j_ort JEoolin ©ajtttt
l^i,_ We regret to learn that Mr. Elaon _
Iglegirl, i« very ill   although not aerioualy
_..—Meaain.   Taylor
__roy have imported per Fn
Hii,-..    .V
Krei'la Clrampp
assortment of curioa from Japan, aa
[*^50 baga of rice, which they now have
|br ml*.	
ffiTivrriia*.—lie,,. Annand gave a ball at
|tll, IVilic home nn M.unlay evening last,
l,^occasion l*ei„l* the celebration of hii,
Ibrtbday.     There »an a  large  number   of
present who enjoyed themselves
Sofooghly. and they speak most flatteringly
,. the entertainment.
K y,,u want to purchase or lease au excel*
ut tuildiitg site Cor bnsinoM parpotMap-
j*, Ui A. R. Howse, leal estate broker,
fart Moody.
Tli-.Krt.idu Cirampp is still at the wharf,
Lg^lgB is eutliely discharged but thott is
00-t. question about damagt* nml thin will
u\tto be settled before she leaves. The
fiilrsy company decline to receive some of
thr pkclisges as not iu good order, so tbat
^underwriters will lie culled upon t'i settle
ThkVasuouvkk Branch. -A large nuin-
1^ of workmen am engaged in constructing
(diverts, trestle work, cribbing, &<.<., and
riding the line to Vancouver. It is not
gtoeuary to remind our readers, that taking
fhinceu influences the course of action to a
lint.-r(tent on this continent, and the Van-
--ii.'i'i speculators are nnw doing so, not
nfrelyin the hope that events may result in
htir favor, but in order to keep up the
jpiriti of the Vancouverite-., which ure hemming to droop and threatening collapse nf
ihe ..peculation. That all the expense now
bring incurred, will be useless, is not the
ueitioii ; it Is whether the end is come,
with ruin tn follow. Nothing has lieen done
n the way of paying such people for their
irul, as may be prepared to sell, nor have
ibe lothnlders given up the idea of reversing
ihe whole of the proceedings. From this
ur readers can judge of the value uf the
rfwnt work.
Thk Knjoinkrh. The most desperate aud
Ageless efforts am made to detach single
members of tho Port Moody lot-holders from
hr ranks of the enjoiners. by purchase or
■therwise. The syndicate {the small one we
ireBuine) seems to have estimated the intel
i*enci* aud grit of the enjoiners at a very
ow itandanf. The movements of tin* law
m ami agents on the part of the Syndicate
mi-flit bo ifireeted l>y .John Robson, to judge
ifthe senselesi pertinacity with which the
tfgu.noi.ts and tactics of the Syndicate are
•onducted. There ii no attempt at reasou*
iiH ; oo mention of right, justice or equity
ever heard ; it is the mode of procedure
commonly adopted by a bully, a highway
mn, or a footpad. The law proceedings so
nrhave been merely an effort to exhaust
lie purses of the enjoiners, but these latter
lionld remember that the means of thi
null syndicate are not unlimited and that
very day the construction of the branch
NW l'urt Moody is deferred, is much more
vrioui to the small syndicate than all the
DfMUm that tho enjoiners have hitherto
iti-hursed. The enjoiners must cuutinue
with unflagging determination until the case
irwlies the Privy Council when all their
(roubles will be over.
Thk Latbht Nkws.—Nomination  day for
I':." Dominion elections, is ou February l>r>th
uil the poll takes place on Fobiuary 22od ;
Iti..' House is called   together for  April 7th
.Salisbury  has   completed   his Cabinet
liad is now prepared  to mcot any combina-
Ition  in   the   House   of   ('ominous The
llleichatag refused Bismarck the seven years'
l-'ill for the army, so he dissolved the House.
■■ will just go on as if the bill he required
Ims paised and  if the next Reichstag does
j   ■ pass it, he will dissolve that too Thu
■Kreuch are concentrating troops ou the
■frontiers of Alsace and Lorraine, and for
ltiut purpose are buying up all the lumber in
[tlie vicinity to construct barracks, *,.Stanley ia finding plenty of volunteers for the
|**ipedition to relieve Emin Bey. He pro*
■p-isea to t.ike 800 Europeans and '200 or 300
■Mtives, He is supported liberully by the
T-'fmgo company and the English   (jovern-
fiient The   Chinese   are   having a lotof
formidable fast cruisers constructed ami are
tint as busy as tho Kuropeau powers iu the
I'-ij.ni]fiicturr of arms and ammunition of alt
■kin-da; they will soon bu an important fac-
r in the politics of  the world A cry of
e wns raised in a London theatre causing
jt panic whereby fifteen persons lost their
lives by being trodden to death ; there was
I fire.
This horrible crime is without parallel in
pf recollection, for cool deliberate ferocity.
!.'■'"■ circumstances surrounding the crime
Wotl to a knowledge on the part of the
jrpetrators —for we believe there was moro
[•■mi "in-—ofthe habits of their victim. It
Ippears that when he went from home, he
pM in the habit of carefully locking the
Mr which ho fastened with two padlocks,
heae were on the door und lucked when
Ita officer forced his way in. The officer
pud that the dead man's paper* were all
tattered about the floor, another fact that
piould be well weighed when an effbit is
wing made to discover the criminal. The
l«dinan had undoubtedly money, some*
There,   and it Is very probable that papora
II hia possession   before the  murder, would
"ve indicated his debtor.    To our mind the
Kurderer or murderers belonged to the
V-uicasiau not the Mongoliau rAce, snd clues
f*y be found which will certainly lead to
Jta detection of tho murderer. We trust
fist overy effort will be made to discover the
Vpetrator of thi* diabolical crime : a few
iumplea just now may spam ui many
Jmilar deeds.
Monday, Jan. 17th, 1887.
I The Council met pursuant to  statute ; all
&• members were present.    A communica*
P«n was received  from J. C. McLennan of
[[■Us Prairie.     The clerk was instructed to
My*     The following accounts were passed
l"d ordered paid : election expenses, $'22,40;
Mtor, $12.60; and the B. V. Gazette, f 11.60.
The clerk waa instructed to havo the balance
f*t and financial statement published in a
I***-! newspaper   for   two   issues.     Henry
fluift was reappointed clerk, assessor and
Nector for the  year 1887.    The clerk was
P-Uested to draft a petition requesting that
rfain amendments oe made to the Mnnioi-
>• Act 1881, and that said Act and amend
J**** be consolidated   and arranged   in an
Ptelligible manner,   also to correspond with
naer Municipal councils in tbe  district and
Jpiwt   their   co-operation   in the matter.
■■* clerk was also requested to draft a pcti-
*** to the Dominion authorities requesting
Impropriations for the improvement of the
P^-mekl   and   Serpentine rivers.      Coun.
^*foe was instructed   to examine  the  enn-
i-vst re Coast Meridian  and to order paid if
■^P-stly executed.      AH.   Huck wae em-
jfytd to cut tire wood   for the use of the
■**•    Couns. Cann and Defoe were instruc-
** to hare the necessary repairs executed
"•the McLellan road, and to secure cordu-
|°J on Coast  Meridian.    Couu. Punch gave
T^ce that at the next meeting ho  will  in-
Nnoe a by-law amending the Salary By
f * 1886.    On motion the Council adjourned
*til Saturday, February 26th, at 10 o'clock
(KniO) our rt-uUi Corp>poiid--ut...
Biiti»b   army
its i I,
1)   Cm   ■■■»    V   IV*,
■rt baa    Coiigreh»    it- iU-R-mbb .i   utter
holiday vacation  ot   two weeks, formal „.,
nouueement was  made ir.  both ends of tht
Capitol of the death of Gen. Logan.    As in
customary,   both the Senate snd the House ,
adjourned immediately, as a mark of respect *    ™'* J r*lthcblit ***** beL''1 appointed Prussian Histographei in place of tbe lat*    Prof.
Von Ranke.
Tii<-   ic.luution   of
Egypt has beguo.
The jubilee of Q_W*n Vi.toria'. reign
■luratnd   throughout India un Feb. 16
Vu .eu Christian haa dec-rated tbs Count
o( Paris witb the Ui-Ui of the Ml*
to his memory. Consequently, Congress
has worked but three days ao far this week,
and can make but a poor showing even for
that length of tine*.
Three Representatives io the lower branch
of Congress have not beeu seen in Washington since (kn. Lon.au died. They are
Illinois Congressmen, thev each wan*, the
place left vacant by the dead Senator, and
each ia st home scheming and plotting to
this end. Tliey are ficu. Henderson, and
Messrs. Cauuon aud Pay son. They are con-
siderod strong men and good workers by
their party in the House, and the Republicans would be sorry to have any one of them
leave the lower branch.
It is a significant fact that in some bun
dred messages and letters of condolence received by Sirs. l_ogan upon her husband's
death, only two had any allusions to the
consolations uf religion. Theae two onnoty
tioua am by Col. John Hay. the author of
"Jim Bludsal," and Stephen A. Douglass,
both of whom said " May Cod comfort and
sustsin you." Fifty years sgo it would have
been unheard of to omit such au invocation,
and a message of condolence thst lacked the
religious element, would have seemed a
One of the cherished plana of the late
Senator Logan wss to establish in this city
an institution for the education of the sons
of soldiers of the late war. It made no dii
ference on which side the father fought,
Ceii. Logan thought a soldier's son should
be furnished with means for an education.
He first spoke of this plan aliout the time
Gen. Grant died, when, in view of the proposed interment of his remains at the National Capital, some kind nffea memorial was
to lie erected in houor of him. "Why not
put the money that would be appropriated,1'
remarked Gen. Logan. " in su institution of
learning and thus confer a worthy tribute to
Grant ? I am sure nothing would have
pleased him more."
Although another disooaitiou was made
of the dead, Gen Logan did not abandon his
idea, but formulated a plan for a aoldiei
college which he intended to present during
this session uf Congress, Funds for its sup
port were to be raised by un assessment of
fifty cents on every member of the Grand
Army of the Republic, and by having
scholarships endowed by thoae who favored
the project. It is probable now that some
other statesman will take hold of the matter
and reap the glory of fostering such a meas
ure before Congress.
Gen. Logan and Senator Edmunds have
long occupied adjoining seats in the Senate
Chamber, and a warm friendship existed between them. At the time of the funeral of
Gen, Logan it was thought strange that the
Vermont Senator was absent, and some
comment was made upon the fact that he
had not even been heard from in regard to
his friend's death. Mr. Edmunds had gone
South to spend the holiday recess with a
gunning party, and had gotten beyond the
reach of mails and telegrams, He did not
hear that Gen. Logan was dead until after
he was buried.
It was rather an interesting circumstance
that the first visit of ex-Senator Conkling to
the Senate Chamber since he resigned iu
1881 should have been to attend the funeral
of one of the men who stood so steadfastly
by him in his troubles. There was little
change in Mr. Conkllng's appearance to mark
the inverval of time, but as he sat there amid
those familiar surrounding*, one could not
but wonder what thoughts were coursing
thn ugh his mind No other six years since
the war ended had witnessed so many
important historical changes.
Garfield had been stricken down by tho
hand of au assassin. Arthur had died of a
blighting disease. Blaine had beeu defeated
for the Presidency, Thurmun, Gordon, McDonald, Hamlin, Pendleton, and other Sena.
torial contemporaries of equal fame had re.
tired from service. Ben Hill, Bunnside,
David Davis, Matt Carpenter, Anthony and
Logan had all passed to the other side.
Bayard, Lamar, and Garlaud had Iwen elevated to positions iu the Cabinet, and the
({overnment has gotten into the hands of
tho Democrats.
Attorney-General Garland, who has persistently refused invitations to every kind
of gathering, social and official, since he entered the Cabinet, made his first appearairie
in public at tbe Logan obsequies. He came
into the Senate Chamber in company with
the other Cabinet officer* and every one
seemed surprised at this new departure.
Now that the municipal elections are over
everybody feels like sitting down and enjoying our fair weather-the first for a long time.
The contest for Reeve was a hot one resulting in the election of Thos. Shannon by six
of a majority, Surrey polled more votes on
this occasion that ever before. Four of our
councillors were elected by acclamation. En
the Clover Valley Ward four aspirants for
office appeared. Of theae Mr. Defoe succeeded In carrying the day. His illustrious
namesake tells ot the fuyage of Robinson
Crusoe, but Robinson in this case thinks his
Defoo's voyage is to be up a big ditch in the
interest of the lumber men who elected
On account of bad weather those interested
in the Orange hall to bo held at the town hall
thought it best to postpone the event.
Mr. Walsworth of Hall's Prairie moved
onto his ranch last Wednesday.
Our neighbors the Americans still amuse
theins-slvea prospecting railroads, which,if all
wore builtj would placo the Sound country
among the foremost of the states in thst
line. I am pleased however to see that the
New Westminster Board of Tradeare moving
in the matter of connection wi_.h the American Bystem. A railroad south could not fail
to greatly develop the Frasor valley while it
would be a great benefit to New Westmiu-
Mr. Heim of Hall's Prairie, who lately
sold his farm leaves Victoria snout tho 1st
of February for the gold fields of jhe Yukon.
An extraordinary panic oocurred in th*
Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. Nicholas,
on Sunday night, December 18th. The
cathedral was crowded to excess, it having
been intimated that the Pope's blessing
would be pronounced on those present.
Just before the service commenced a noise
as of the creaking of some timliev was heard,
and some plsster from the ceiling underneath tho gallery in front of the altar fell on
the heads of persons below. An alarm was
raised that the gallery was giving away aud
a rush #M at once made for the doors.
Father Dooly came on the altar steps and
endeavored to calm the congregation. His
exhortations had effect with some, but
others iu their excitement jumped on the
altar and endeavored to escape through the
sacristy. The front doors were carried completely off their hinges, and some glass was
broken in the windows,  through which per
ns thought to make their way. Several
fainted Tho congregation numbered six
thousand persons. Thirty years ago a panic
occurred in the cathedral, when thirty-six
persons   were   crushed   to   death. - PhWk-
In tho fall '84, Randall Miler, of Maitland,
N S was prostrated to his lied with an
attack of incipient consumption Cough
remedies all failed. He rapidly grew de-
hilitated, and friends despaired of hie re*
He  tried   Burdoek   Blood Bitters, [
Flour dust ignited iu a mill at Carberry,
Manitoba, causing an explosion that com
pletely wrecked thu building. Loss £& -
This year a jubilee yacht race will take
place in Kngland, open tu yachts of all
nations. The race will In. around the
United Kingdom*
The Marquis of Londonderry baa declined
to grant the request ol hi** tenants in County
Duwn for an abatement in their rents, but
expresses his willingness to sell their holdings at reasonable rates. The tenants havu
offered him fifteeu years' purchase.
The Pmpogauda has received letters from
Catholic missionaries iu Uganda, Africa, in
which is related the story of a massacre of
native Christians there. Writers say that
King Mouanga recently discovered a servant
studying a catechism, aud being greatly eu*
raged caused the massacre of one hundred
Negro converts. Most of the victims were
binned alive. Mouanga missionaries say he
vows that he will destroy all Christians in
his kingdom.
A mau, suspected to be connected with
the mysterious disappearance of Mr. Raglan
Dsvey st Albury, has been arrested at Juuee.
He was sitting outside a hotel with the
front of his trousers smeared with red spots,
which the local doctor declared were blood
stains. K striking peculiarity in the case is
that the man's appearance and dress tally
closely with the description ofthe murderer,
reported in oue of the Sydney papers tu hi
been given by a clairvoyant at \\ oolaharu
t-oionirs and India.
A gang of armed moonlighters attacked
the house of a farmer named Conunr at
Mount Collins. The family resisted and
overpowered the assailants and captured
four of them. The four were found to be
cousins of Con mn , There were six men in
the attacking party. Upon neariug the
house they opened on Mr. Connor and the
members of his family. The farmer, who
is an old man, uud liis wife aud children
seized chairs and fire irons and vigorously
attacked the marauders. A desperate strug
gte ensued, duriug which Mrs. Counur and
one of the sons were badly cut with
A London despatch to the Mail uud /.'■
prt-Hti says the rumour of General Boulanger's
retirement from thu Freuch Ministry, alleged to be consequent on the flat refusal
of M, Goblet to lay before Parliament a bill
for military credits, is believed to have
lieen started with the view of influencing
the decision in the German Reichstag
Prince Bismarck's Army Bill. At the same
time currency has beeu given to the report
by an undercurrent of jealousy which exists
in official circles and even in the army at the
important position which Geueral Boulanger
has assumed iu affairs of thu nation. A new
Cabinet combination is already being canvassed from which Boulanger is to be excluded. Bitunarck's utteraucesare likely t<>
raise Boulanger still higher iu popular estimation, with the result of forcing the Government to elate rather than provoke au
open rupture with him.
A correspondent says :—Officer Devlin
went to Ashcroft ou Tuesday I .st i 11th inst.)
aud arrested three Chinamen for stealing
cordwood from Ashcroft station. He con
veyed them to Speuce's Bridge and had
them tried before Mr. Murray, .1. P., who
sentenced them to three monthB with hard
labor. Mr. Abbott expects to be able to
come to Moody in a few days. During his
illness the assistant supt., Mr. Downie, took
charge of this division and ran it in a very
satisfactory tnanuer. Mr. Downie is one of
the best and smartest railway superintend
ants from here to Montreal ; he got his early
experience on the Northern Radway at
Toronto, Ont., where he begun at the hot
torn of the tree and climbed up step by step
until he got bis present position, on the
opening of the road through here, last sum
mer. Mr. Abbott was fortunate in securing
for his assistant a mau like Mr. Downie.
The official press again conjures up the
war   spectre.    Rumors   are   rife   that   tho
f;arriaons on the western frontier are to be
argely increased. From authentic sources
it is learned that the garrisons at Saarge
iiiuiid, Forbach, Dieu/e, Colmar and Humn
gue have been largely reinforced, but there
are doubts as to the accuracy of the report,
that the German garrison in Alsace- Lo raine
now muster 300,000 men,, whereas tht
normal number of troops in garrison in that
province is 100,000. Troops are now being
drilled daily for three hours iu the use of
the repeating rifle recently adopted by the
Government, for the purpose of making them
proficient, in volley firing. The Kmperor
William received iu audience, Count Peter
Schuvaloff, brother of the Russian sm
bassador to Germany. It is reported that
the Count boars a special message from the
Czar referring to his probable visit to Berlin ou the oucasiou of the Kmperor's birthday.
A meeting was held in St. James' Palace
of gentlemen interested in the promotion of
the establishment of an Imperial Institute.
The Prince of Wales presided. His Royal
Highness iu explaining the object of tho
meeting, said the general feeling of the people of the Km pi re favored the uiving of some
signal pioof of their love and lovalty to the
Queen on tin* occasion of the jubilee of her
reign. An Imperial institute was the fittest
memorial that could be erected. This would
form a practical means of communicating
with the colonies. He commended thu idea
of such an institute, which he said would be
regarded as the centre from which know-
ledgu of Kdgland's commerce and indurtry
would he extended. He relied upon assistance being found to support the institute
aud predicted that it would lie a lasting
benofit to this and future generations. A
esolution was passed thst an Imperial institute would be a fitting memorial ofthe
Queen's jubilee and directing that the people
of the Queen's dominions shall be appealed
to for funds to support aud maintain such an
The official returns of the Volunteer Force
throughout Great Britain, forthe year ended
30th November, have been received at the
War Office, and though the exact figures
have not yet been ascertained, it has been
found that they will exhibit a considerable
increase over anv previously reached. The
number of enrolled men approaches 227,000,
this being nearly 3,000 more than last year.
At the aame time the, number ot efficients-
men who have performed the regulation
quautity of drill and shooting to earn the
capitation of their corps—has increased in a
rather higher rate than the number of enrolled, and these will, it is understood, be
quite 221,000, the total last year being 218.-
207, and in 1884 208,365. The only Ftem in
which there is a decrease-and that a satisfactory one—is in the number of non-
efficients, these being lower than last year,
when there were 6,805, the smallest return
bo far made since the first reckoning in 1860
The returns of men present at inspection
proves also to have been lurgerthan ever
before, reaching close upon 200,000. In the
other itemaof proficient officers and sergeants
and officers passed in tactics there is also a
satisfactory advance, and all circumstsnees
combine to put the capitation allowance tu
excess of former yesrs.
According to the report of the British Flax
Producers' Company (Limited), experiments
have been made with the new process of
rettlug flax with very successful results. It
is stated that a   quantity nf flax   straw has
tirely k4ti-d.ii toi *,. \hm time occupied iu
the rutting ttmntmo '--uly two hours aud a
half, at a ]nm in the weight oi the straw of
ouly 20 per Lcnt. The coat of the alkaline
NUteM proven to be MMi leas than •*-*»
anticipated, whilst tbe quantity *ud quality
of the fibre are stated to be in ototj troy
satisfactory. This inf-ruutioi, will be d
interest not only ty Knglish farmen. to
whom it appear. to open up prospects <A
flax growing being undertaken with great
chances of remunerative results, but al»o t<*
those Colonies whose climate is adapted to
the growth of flax. There are also, nu ion bt
many other fibre-produciug planU whui.
could be treated successfully by the same
system. Specimens of the flax are on view
at the offices ofthe company, 22a Alfred
Pla< e West, South Kensington, and should
l»e secu by all interested in lbt prodm-tion of
this and other fibres. The fibr- ot tl,e rht a
cane hss also, M Indievc, been easily ex
ti acted by thu application of the MM pro
cess which acems to   be so successful   m tbe
'•asi* ot Hal.--f-ttimi'M nnd   Irtdm.
OTimSlirt^lW,ItmoShT* ******l*£***3\ttmm\\'*h, -eemm ere em-
cure. r
A SEW KAU ROAD  IIS'HI.    IM'1-K     llll     Kl.f>
TO tr. I.OTATKD roH IT** STHAi 1..1,    , ai.l I
Soma time ago you published in your to
umus a detailed deacriptiou of _. mOnttm toi
piercing the Simplon, and thereby forming .
new and direct railway route from 1'aii-, t i
Milan. Tnat this prediction would in alt
probability have been fiulfiilcd there is ever*,
reasou to l>elicve had it nut lieen for rival
schemes, each of which found a considerable
number of supporters. Of fchoM NhMW
the one which attracted most notice, .ifter
the Simplon, were the Mont Blanc and St.
Bernard rou tea.
The Mont Blanc tunnel scheme has
dropped out of sight, for tbe tune at least.
hut the St. Bernard and tbe Simplon still
hold their ground. Intact, up to a thott
time ago the Simplon might be said tu have
had the tunning all to itself, and a syndicate of financiers was actually formed to
raise the necessary capital. Since then tbe
St. Bernard idea lis* been persistently
forced upon public sttention by its promoters, and opinion as to tbe respective
merits of esch scheme may be said to lie
pretty equally lialanced, though if anything
inclining to the Simplou.
Upon France, ami France alone, depends
the decision as to which of the two projected tunnels Hhsll lie made, If it were a
mere qeestiou of commends! utility and
probable remunerative returns, the St.
Bernsrd could not hold a candle to the Sim
plon, but the real question is which route
would be most useful to France in case of a
great Kuropeau war in which France might
find Italy arrayed against her' This will
be better understood by those who know
how extremely jealous France is of tbe St,
Oothard, this jealousy arising from the fact,
or the supposition, that from a strategical
point of view the St. (iothard gives more
advantage.-, to Cermany thau to France.
Whether this be true or not, it is beyond
dispute that the route of the new Alpine
tunnel will lie determined iu I'aris, for from
France must come the subsidy requisite tot
the promoters to give prsctieal effuct to their
scheme. By this Simplon route there would
be a -.living of 105 kilometres between Parts
snd Briudisi as compared with tbe St.
Gothard, and as this may tie said tu mire
sunt it is a strong point iu favor of the Simplou. The cost of thu tunnel and the additional lines necessitated by it will not fall
short of 70,000,000 francs, and may even
reach 80,000,000. Tn order to mako the line
remunerative tliu company would have to
carry annually 250,000 passeugors, 240,000
tons of merchandise and minerals, and 200,•
000 head of cattle. The projectors are uot
oaly sanguine of getting this amount of
traffic, but say that there is a strong probability that the figures will be exceeded very
So much for the Simplon, which up to a
few weeks ago was favored by the Federal
Government. Recently, however, a conference has been held at Paris, presided over
by a well-known engineer, Monsieur de
\ atttherciet, who had pronounced strongly
iu favor of the St. Bernard route, which
wuuld offer "greater strategic value to
France." Almost simultaneously with
this opinion a French military paper (A"
France MUitairf) violently denounces the
Simplon route as "a German strategic line"
[tie). The result is the Federal Government
seemH to be halting between two opinion.-.,
and it has been publicly stated—though
upon what authority it is difficult to say--
that Prince Bismarck is trying to bring
pressure to War upon the Federal Government in favor of the Simplon. Itondon
(From the Satdatc/tr'u'iw HrraUt.j
Pkkhe.ntation.— On Christmas Kve, the
employees of the telegraph service at Battle-
ford, waited upon Mr, H. Gisborne, the district superintendent, and in thttir owu names
and those of tho absent ones presented him
with an address and a rich silver tobacco
box, as a slight acknowledgment of their ap
preciation of his conduct and capabilities as
a superintendent.
A Bio Scheme.— Sir John Lister Kaym*,
tremoter of the Alberta and Assiniboine
and, Stock and Coal Company, has arranged to purchase from tliu Canadian Pa
cifie Railway Company immense farms in
the North-West ana otlier large tracts from
the Dominion Government, mi'fioient to form
ten farms of ten thousand acres each, u
which will be located 2,000 head of cattle,
including Polled Augus herds, brood mans,
Clydesdale and thoroughbred stallions. 50,■
000 head of sheep are to l>c improved by
Cheviot aud I^eicester rams, and a large
number of pigs are to be improved with
Yorkshire boars. The company contem
plate establishing villages sud farm*- and
bringing settlers from Kngland. They have
lapital of $5,000,000. Operations w ill begin immediately.
Our pioneers keenly feel the presence of
hard times, and should next year prove as
unpropitious as this to the prairie farmers,
another huudred of bstchelors' shanties will
be open for sale during the fsll of '87.
When 1 tell you that a man cuts a load of
wood, puts it on his sleigh, and hauls it in
the depth ot winter from seventeen to twenty miles, and sells it for t-2,50, you will
realize the honest struggles of many of our
North-West settlers ; but still faith remains
and we hope for the advent of better times.
The civil docket before the court now in session is thn heaviest ever seen here.— Regina
correspondent of   Winnipeg Free Pram,
"Attor eight years suffering from deafneK-
so bed thatl was unable to attend to my
business, I was cured by the use of Ha^
yard's Yellow Oil. With gratitude I mak.
this known for the benefit of others afflicted.'
Harry Ricardo, Toronto.
Cowderoy & Taylor,
General Merchandise
Clarke St.,  Port Moody,
Which They  now Offer For Sale at Low Rates.
fort Mood*,, i.'Ui \m , hi.
t_.l_.GIN   HOUSE  !
Port Moodv. B. C.
is Soto] is tin- besl and mosl conveniently located (or travellers tu nnd (ion the ('. P. II. torminnn, by either stage, steamboat, or
railway, being the General Paaeengei   Depot, and Headquarter, (or
llnsin.'ss men visiting the new Citv.
Tba Telephone Office ia located in
advantage of speaking with friends at i
tings, or Vancouver.
the Hnusi*,  giviug guests the
rither New Westminster, Hus-
The Table is equal tothe 1>.*st on lhe Mainland.
The Parlors and Bed-rooma niv neatly (urniahed uiul well venti
Tlie Bar-room is large, and irapplied with Card, Pool
Tables, and the leading Local, Canadian and American
for the entertainment and instruction o( Guests.
mul Uilliurd
The Bur is constantly
Liquors and Cigars.
with  Brands of the Best Wines'
The Public may rely on  receiving  every Courtesy and Attention
from the undersigned at mosl REASONABLE HATES.
Winnipeg Hou§e.
1      height
times with
is uard finished throughout; hns r Bar well stocked at all
ijoiiil selection uf lhe choicest
■WINES, _L_IG_TJOI^S & ClC3-_-_._RS.
Tlie Gentlemen's Sitting Room is u model
where will be found, for the use of guests
and loeal newspapers. The Ladies Parlor
ul' neatness and comfort,
the Canadian,  American
is elegantly furnished.  The
Dining Room i
supplied with tin
.•mil   haiulsi
and  the tables will always be
'he   Best in  the Market
House has lh,' capacity
oyer   '2(1 rooms furnisni
lur the
.1 with
ficommodation of .-it) guests,
First-class Spring Beds  and  Bedding
and Fire Escape from each room,
ami lias a commanding view of tlie beautiful harbor.   The Huuse will
be conducted on lirst class principles al Moderate Rates.
Patrons mav v,-l\   on recen ing
proprietor and his attendants.
ntli iitiuii   frum  the
R.   B.   KEELY,
HOTEL takes pleasure
pleted  v, ith every con-
Till  TABLES nr, well supplied
IE I'..\ II i- provided with a wei"
Stablinu is extensive
in announcing lhat lhe llmir
venience for the traveling public
with every article in season, and
elected Stock of
THE REPS are well aired, ami   lh.
the best of Feed always read] for Horses,
It may be well to remind visitors thai this Hotel is within a few
minutes walk of the Railway Wharf and Station, and just at the terminus of the   new road.
(luests may depend on receiving every attention and a hearty
welcome from the undersigned, whose long experience is a guarantee
of everything being comfortable and satisfactory.
J. T. SCOTT, Manager.
_tro-R s-a-Xj-E.
The un-eraigned haa on haml a lam- quantity of the vbrv bkst Cedar Shingles, which
he will sell in lota to auit, at prices eetmt he-
tore, heard of in Britiah Columbia.
Send for price* before pnrchaaing rhe.
Address all orders to
WM. F. PETERS.   •»
G-usni Omct, Port Moody.
Clarke St. Port Moody.
Begs to announce that lie lias opt.ne<l the
above store with a well seleoteil itook of
goods at reduced prices, which arc warrant*-'"*
to give satisfaction. He respectfully invites
sn inspection of the same.
Notice i< hereby given that N'OUiMAN
FRASER, Contractor, Port Moody, hns assigned all his _a.nd., ch-ttuls mul effect- to
nn1. f,n the benefit ol hia ct-adltora. All dr-
in.uul- against liim are to he made to, and
nil .I, I.i- ine In liim to.be pai,) tr. the nmler-
M_iu'.l forthwith.
Port Moody, Oct. Mth, 1886.
:F._Y-i_-3sZ FOB S.A.___._E__
Containing 120 acres ; HO acres in a high
state nf cultivation. -Hood house and barn
thereon. l*'or further information apply on
the premise* to
.1. .1. BOYD.
mum rin wi mk. -wise to jut timber.
To the Minister ofthe Interior. Ot-
A Farm   containing 100 acres of  splumlid |      towa.
land with   farm  house,   barns  sheds,   i(*c, j 	
thereon—conveniently  situated near school;     I beg leave to apply for a license  to  eut
and poat office—will be sold a bargain it im-! Timber on the west half of section 35, Town
mediately purchased.
For fm ther particulars apply to
Port Moody.
halves of sections _-
New   Westininstei
ship 40,   and   the west
| ami   11.   Towush p 41
;    July 12. 1886.
fl <_> port ftloohti %th
i \\f w: _  H, 1887
MUM UK* BOfttfKSi ra i».atu.
At half past on** o'clock on Satuiday
morning th.* tin- 1*11 sounded tht- death
knell of three men who w«-re sleeping half an
hour l-el'iio in the Arlington lutt* I. ThoBH
McKay, Ceorgo (ampin II and a man named
Brown, perished in the lUnu-**.. (:,unpbell
and Brown   were burned   in   the hou*.*,  hut
McKay,who was sleeping in a front nnni
th** upper door, juiupoi tnmi the window
and fell against the verandah tunl uit the
aula walk, tie was dead in au mutant ; hut
the Hemes from thi*. Ii.u hhiih Up|wd the
l-o-tly, and its contortions were awful. John
Owens, one of the lodgi-rs, who retained to
tlie hotel about half past one o*<-In. k, li-ilcd
his life to save his fellow lodgers. Kvutyoue
who -■**' ip.-.l says M Owens savod my life ;
if be were two minutes l.itei I was goin-.
The confusion and tenor in the ds-k narrow
corridors were awfnl ; and Mm tmolka wai
thick ami stifling. Foin oi five mm together tried to make their way out by the
front cutrauce close to the bai room, but
there the Haines were roaring ; the men re
turned through the smoke and escaped by
the door in the rear. Mr. Mcl'hadcn'a clerk,
P. J. Kuulds, who was in a room just over
thu sitting room, which adjoined the barroom, aays " 1 was asleep and never would
awake if it were not for .lohn Owens ;
he kicked the door ot my room, ami shouted
'save your life, tbe house is on lire.' I
jumped up aud theu iniinediately saw the
ttamea coming up between the boards, f
did not gut out at the door but through the
partition iuto the sitting mom, where I
fouud Mrs, Campl>cll and her daughter in
their night clothes l>oth Hcreamini*,."
The wonder is that auyoiif escaped. The
warning given by Owens was awful.     Don't
WAIT    A   MOMENT ;    SAVK    VOIR    I.I KK :  TIIK
houhk i.s o.v iir.K. And strauge to say some
persons waited to dress. In five mi miles
after the (iru l/ell sounded the sides and front
of the hotel were town-, of (lame, and at
two o'clock all was over. The house continued to burn, but nil the water in the
I runer could not save it then. At that hour
the scene on the sidewalk and all round the
house was fearful ; and the smell of human
Hesh roasting was a terror. The night was
calm, and thu (lames, foity feet higher than
the hotel, illuminated the whole eity and
the clouds.
The old hand engine, rendered some service by |HiUriug water nn tin. side of Wintemute's house, which was sixty feet from the
flames; but th,- uew steam lire engine was
not ready for action in half nu hour after
the fire bell was lirst sounded. It is | dl n
geious oraainent and not at all lit for use by
voluntcers. lu the bands of paid veterans
who would have it inaction ten minutes after
the first tap ol the lire bell, it would be a
lite preserver ; but—it w " morkf.ry.
This lire was the most awful mum ever
witnessed in the Itoyal (/ity ; and it may Is;
a warning to the local authorities, It is
their duty to see that bouses intended for
hotels shall be constructed so as to lender
escape jKissible iu case of Hre. Indeed it is
not safe to live in a city where every fool is
permitted to be his own architect. Here
we huve several house.-, built by miners and
men wbo made money in the backwoods,
aud who acted as their nun architect*, and
what is the result ? Kvery one of these
houses ia a trap, and could imt In- rented lo
a man accustomed to obey the laws which
are enforced in eivili/.ed society. But* we
have hutises here constructed according t'i
plans prepared by *'architects," and tlu-y
are the most dangerous deadfalls in town.
The awful results of this lire have scut a
thrill of terror through the hearts of our
citizens, but it will not raaoh tlnir heads.
What appeared to be oneof -'the rights oi
man " twenty years ago, is declared to be
nonsense now. Aliout that tune every man
was supposed lit to enjoy the privilege of
doing what he liked with his own ; but in
this age that idea is played out.
haa a right to build it trap end
No man
■all it au
(Before TV, D. Ferns, Ksip, Coroner.)
On Saturday nun,dug the Coroner summoned the undernamed gentlemen as jurors:
—T. J. Trupp, foreman : F. Crake, J,
Mildeu. F.Lttnky, Chas. Murray, \V. tt.
Pace and Dan McMillan. They were sworn
to give a true verdict according to the evidence that would lie given iu an enquiry to
be made as to the cause of the death of
Thomas McKay.
The jurors proceeded to view the hody
which was at the undertakers in a coffin,and
theu returned to the court house.
Mr. Corbould represented the corporation
and Mr. H. Y. Edmonds, the National Assurance Company of Iroland.
Con. Mc Broom, sworn—At half past oue
o'clock un Saturday morning he was standing ou thu corner of Mary uud Coliimhia
streets, close by Major's store, and saw a
light, as he thought, close by the Arlington
hotel; and he saw men running down the
street as if coming from the hotel aud towards
him. Hu thought thuy had set tite to some
chips and were coming to ring the (ire hell
ami so he moved ou to intercept them, hot
they turned up Church street. He went on
aud saw the house on lire. He returned to
ring the tire liell and met liol tort Campbell
and a farmer named Sutherby coining up
the street ami going towards the hotel. A
man named Anderson told witness McKay
was burned to death. Witness saw the lire
in the hotel immediately liter he saw the
two men running on the sidewalk. Then
was a light in the bar-room when be pitted
hv the hotel liftcen minutes before,
■lohn Oweus, sworn. —He was  coming up
from Front street through   Lytton square to
the   hotel, and   saw the two men running;
mode all the haste that was possible and proceeded to rouse thi inmates,    lie knocked at
McKay's  bed-room   door Md   told him the
house was on fire, to make   ha-tr and save
himself : be   talked to   Witness, who roused
all the others and then proceeded t" his own
room,    hoping    to   get his thing**.     Some of
tlie people were   then making their   way I •
the back of the house,  and he went to see il
the women   and   children  were   getting up.
When    he got down    irom thu second   floor
aome of the women were out. and some coming o it.     There, was   mn lire in the bur room
when he   entered but    immediately after it
was  filled   with   flames.     He failed to save
any part of   his own   property.    He saw  a
man in one of the corridors who appeared to
lie half suffocated ; he was trying to pull out
a bundle of ulothes ;  w il m--■• pulled him out
and he escaped.     Witness did not see Campbell or Brown,    but, be   talked   to both and
warned  them   of   the   danger.    Both were |
burned  to death.      Witness left   the hotel j
that night at half past nine o'clock : he lost
ill his property worth  $800.     He believes
the (ire originated iu the dining-room, which I
was in the centre  of the   building.    He did I
not see Constable McBroom.    The front eu   !
trance   to the   hotel   was open but the bar- ,
room door was  locked.    The house was in   |
sured by Mr. Burr.
H. Y. Edmunds, sworn.—He is agent for
the National Assurance Conmany. Th*"
hotel wss insured for $1,500 by W. H. Burr.
The jwdi.-y was taken out, three month-* ago.
A. E. Rand, sworn.—The furniture in the
Arlington hotel was insured by Kobert
Campbell in the London and I_v»ne*shire for
J$500, and in the Citizen Assurance Company
for ¥2,000. The Ixmdon and lauicashire
policy was obtained two years ago, but the
other   policy "as   taken nut  in   November
In reply to Mr. Trapp—Mr. Rand said he
did not view the furniture and could not say
whit it was really worth ; but  Mr. Camp
bill assured him it was worth $3,509.
■lohn Cren, •worn.—The fire bell gavel
hun the (list warning o( tiu He wa* then
iu the Is- nd..ii -Arms saloon between one and
tw<> uVloek in tin* morning. He went fast:
towardk the Arlingtou hotel, and heanl
■Otfebody ssy " There '■ it dead mnn on tht
-iiJfwalk ; he saw Uie body aad heliorod
it omt the body o( Tom \|.K*.. Whom
witiienK arrived the front oi the h.iii-c v, .I- in
flinw. i
•lohn Williamson, mfioru. He ««« in tin
Arlingtou hotel on Friday night, mltxp. lb
heard a raeket, jumped up .tnd wa.*-* diess*d
to twu minutes. -lohn Sinclair uas in tin
i."in with lum ; I Kith eeoafwd, although
they were stopped by uieu trying to get out
by the Iront door, but the bU/e came up
from the front and we returned and got out
at tlur reef) someb-ndy burst open tin-dor.!
in tht* buck. Owens Hoke them all. He
mW M» Ka\ ull from the up*km \n-tmUh,
his body struck against the lower verandah,
aud then dropped to the t-idewalk.
C*pt. lW|e, Hworu.— When In* ai rived at
the Arlington the whuh* houae was on fire,
lhe body 'd McKay was binning ou the side
walk.     He beard *omcl>ody sny  " There'« a
in,in ■" Tbe body was all h_tatdaa*. The
man was dead. Witness tried to pull the
hody oft the sidewalk ami got his hand*.
■OOrafaed, lohn Han kin assisted witness
and both tailed to pull tin- body oH Mm sidewalk.
Kobert Cqjppboll, sh ot n. — He owned and
occupied the Arlington hotel. He left tin-
hotel about I o'clock on Saturday morning
with Mr. Sutherby and Mr. Cren. Thu
three had been standing at tlie lut for some
time before they went out. There was one
jut of gas burning iu the sitting room Im'hind
the bar. There was'no coal oil lamp on the
lower floor at that hour or for some hours
before. The water in the kettle iu the liar-
room was cold. Hu believe* there was nu
fire iu the dining-room or kitchen after 7
o'clock. Witness locked the Imr iihiim door
and went down town with Sutherby and Uren
to the London Arms. He was there about
half an hour when he heard the cry of Hre,
and went out. He immediately discovered
that his own house was on (ire. In front of
the house there were two men ami heard
some oue shouting to McKay to jump. He
fell from the first verandah and hit the
second, his clothes were on fire, his leg had
broken through the sidewalk. Thu wife of
witness and his daughter were in the hutel
and he soon discovered that they had esca|M:d.
He has not the slightest idea of what caused
the fire. It was possible for email to get
under the first floor of the house. $2,.5O0 is
the full amount of insurance. Witness liclieve* the property he lost in the tire was
worth ((."1,000. W. H. Burr, is the landlord.
Kightccn months of the lease are unexpired,
the rent was £50 a mouth. Witness saw
McKay in the hotel at 1*2 o'clock that night
with three others; the four retired at the
same hour. He knows uothing of the two
men who were seen running from tho hotel.
In reply to Mr. frapp. — Witness laid the
lire could not have originate.I in the kitchen.
sll dollars were in the till when witness left
the bar-room. The Chinaman used to lock
the kitchen door and take the key with
him, so that he could get iu early in the
morning. A young man named Hilson was
the first who tried to remove the hody of
Mr. McColl -to the jury.—If you believe
gentlemen that it is necessary to produce as
wituesscs any uf tho persons named during
this investigation you can have the court adjourned and 1 wilt undertake tu produce the
witnesses yuu wish to examine any day next
week, or this evening.
The Foreman— -We do not think it is
ueoeeeary to hoar any of those persons named
by the witnesses.
The jury then retired ami   prepared their
verdict iu which they declared that Thomas
McKay's death was caused by-
Here the coroner interrupted the foreman,
and said -you had better include the names
pi the other  two men who were  burned to
Mr. Trapp—No sir. We wero sworn to
enquire what caused the death of Thomas
McKay, and this is our verdict.
"We, the jury Biiminoiifd to enquire into
the cause of the death of Thos, McKay, find
that the said Thos. McKay met with his
death by falling from the third story of thu
Arlington hold to tbe sidewalk below nn the
morning of Jrtnary 15th, 1887- Wo respectfully desire to call the attention nf the
public to the heroic conduct of Mr. J. J.
Owens, who at the risk of his own life entered the building in order to arouse the inmates, who were all sleeping at the time,
from certain death."
a ■       i   ■
A huh- gill who wns eh petted said i
'I bk.- NHttlg '"' ■ gentleman's knew* better ,
tliMii <>u l.nli*-n : don t \i.u, mamma?"
Au Australian has  Invented an   electrics! |
It is telegraphed as some thing remarkable I THK CAHTRK  OF  STAN LB.
tbat .lay Gould has attended church serrieei STATION.
i-ix Sundavfciu succes«ion
Mt. Alexander Johnstone, tlie oldest  Free
Mason in Kngland, died suddenly at    l-aug
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^  hold, Dumfriesshire, on Dec. 58.      He   uas
ui.:. hint-gun which be claims c-capable af J ninety-five years of age, and had been a
lintig 120 round* even to*, seconds WOtt nary I mem bet of the snelent craft for more than
pnaiuou and in any .lut.lion. I seventy-one years.
The total   population of Alnact    i* 1.07-1,   i      A remarkable boycott   is iu   progress   in
, li'Jii, Isiii.-   an   ih<t. ._.»•• of only   WW   on tbe I (Jalvestou.    A female compositor of that city
milllhai Bee yean ago.    There   is an   excess I a member of the printers'   union, married a
of 27*6fff tnoonk **, against a ilmUai  Mam ot \ non-union compositor, sud then   tried to get
_A!,7d7 in IHM». him to join the order,     lie refused, aud the
\leie   accident   h»s   brought   Ut   light at | onion voted a boycott in which the wife par-
KatislN.n a sWtiu-i»f a wnntan   whnh is said   ticipeted, having left her   husluud  ******
gnn proceedings for a divorce.
Torrauce  McXUh, ,.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^   Ont,, afU'i    fouryeai.    of iuU-u-*       ■
"lu August last a female slave escaped with scrofula, from which her ht-1*.
Mom the Arab camp at Stanley Falls, and bald, was cured by Burdock HUh ,
sought refuge in tin*   Congo   States   station I after tba XKoOOt medical aid had SS
there.    Her surrender   was   demanded   and '  Wi
refused.    The Arabs were   very  angry, and ,
to be iu abn-sst every detail a reeo*\m o( tbe
Venus de Medici in the Tribune of the I'tti/i
at Florence. It ia of Carrara marble, snd
the head is unfortunately wanting.
There are '^HIO doctors in (ireat Britain,
or one for every 1,350 inhabitants. In
France the proportion is one for 1,400; in
Austria, Cermany. and Norway, one for
every I..VM); in the I nit. d States, one for
every l>00, while in Kussia there is only one
for fi,?*>«.
"Madame,'' he Is-gun, as he lifted hia hat
at thr front door, "I am soliciting for
bone charities. We have hundreds of poor
raggt.il uud rude children like thoee at your
gate, aod out object ia"  "Sir, thoae   are
my children," ami the front door was violently slam.ued.
At a cu.ikiug claas in ( lucago onu young
housekeeper, in au iugcuuuus burst of confidence, owned that she ouce roasted a chicken
without "drawing' that ta, cleaning out
the inside. Another found courage to admit that she ouce seasoned a tapioca pudding
with (rain killer instead of vanilla.
Drunkenness having greatly increased
in Switzerland, the Swiss are about to try ■
new ex|K-riment for restricting the sale of
slcohol. The manufacture of spirits has
lieen made a Federal monopoly, all distillers
being required to sell their produce to the
State, wliich will then resell it to the
At a Christinas tree at one uf the colored
churches in Klbcrton, Ua., * but few of Jie
members could read or wr they selected
a girl who had been to scl. ., to write the
names on the presents. Wheu they were
distributed and the names called out, the
assembly was greatly surprised to find that
all the handsome-it and most valuable presents had ou them the name of the girl that
did the writing. An indignation meeting
was held, and a redistribution was had.
The very curious question as to whether
a policeman cau with impunity lie com
pin rd to a pill was decided at one of the
I'aris )>olice courts the other day. I'he
prisoner, Kruestiue ltousael, had remarked
to a policeman who told her to move on,
"Tu mu fais l'cftet d'une pilule.'' She was
acquitted on the ground that "tbere are a
thousand kinds uf pills, Uie effects of which
are of the most varied character, aud that
the prisoner did uot mention any particular
The terrible calamity caused by this fire
exceeds anything ever known iu this vicinity,
Mr. T. McKay we speak of elnewliere. Mr.
George Campbell was a native of Sherhrooke,
Quebec, aged 61 years. Ho leaves a wife,
sou and (laughter in Sherhrooke to mourn
his loss; they are in oomfoitable circumstances. Mr. Campbell came here about
fourteen months ago to superintend the cloth
manufacture in a proposed woolen mill.
Ile was wull experienced uud will lie a great
loss to the company. We may here state
that the services of au experienced man have
beeu secured to take the place intended for
Mr. Campbell. The last named gentleman
was much thought of here, and had made a
homber of friends.
Kul us T. Brown the third I victim of the
lire was a native of Huntingdon, Que., i.ged
28 years ; his mother resides at Huntingdon,
ami a letter from her to her unfortune sou
begging him to go home, bas been received
since his death. Brown was a good natured
inolTuiisivc man and generally liked by all
who knew liim.
To Mr. Campbell, the proprietor of the
Arlington, the sympathies of tho whole community are due, fur although his stock and
furniture were insured to the extent of ■**•'-.-
."MM) yet the margin of actual loes must lie
very great. His business was au excellent
ono, one of the Iwst iu the city. Ile will
also lose a great ilea! in debts which will
now ba beyond recovery. But beyond all
these, the loss of three livcs,in the guests for
whom he entertained the warmest feolinga
of friendship, must be irreparable and will
cost him many sincere regrets for the rest of
Ins life. His family, of course, lost everything, and many valuables that cannot Ih*
replaced. Hin guests, who were fortunate
enough to escape with their lives, lost everything except a few clothes they Were able to
save at the moment. We must all feel Uie
greatest sympathy for Mr, Owens, whu, at
the risk uf his owu life,saved so many others
and lost all his effects, amounting, for him,
to a very large sum. We are sure that these
facta, in relation to Mr. Owens, will not be
forgotten in the future hy our citizens.
— Mainland Gitartlinn.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star :
I know exactly what you are ;
A glowing ball ot burning gas
Revolving round your central mass.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star !
I know exactly what you are ;
For to my . spectroscopic ken
I sec you're only hydrogen.
—Chmtfaiti rutin.
Citizen (seeking free information)—*'If
you bad a case of dyspepsia, doctor, what
would you do ?"
Physician—"I would treat the patient
with my best professional skill snd charge
him a fair price for it."
r'if-w-TABMKHMRNT. —Rustic, in answer to
village Parson | "Wasn't at Church Son-
day ? Well, no ; you see, the reaeou waa
this : it was a wet dav, you mind, eo, ae I
oould not wear my neat hat, 1 though I'd
better go to chapal WwJy.
A photographer writes to the ' 'amern May-
QOOot that he once took a photograph of a
child that was seemingly in good health and
with a clear skin. The negative showed the
face to !*• thickly covered with an eruption.
Three days afterward the child was covered
with spots due to prickly heat. "The
camera had soon and photographed the eruption three days before it wps visible to the
ked eye." It is Baid that another case of
similar kind is recorded, where a child
showed spots on his portrait which were
invisible on hin face a toi t night previous to
an attack of small-poX.
Leadsvillr is excited over a new electric
indicator that is used to determine the location, from surface observations, of underground mineral bodies. It is the invention
of a prominent electrician of Boston, aud is
constructed upon the theory that the strong
electric currents ihowii by large mineral
bodies can lie utililed to locate the latter.
The machine ts a simple affair, consisting of
electrodes whicli connect with batteries in
a box containing an electric needle. The
influence of the electric subterranean currents upon the needle is suppotcd to indicate the presence of an ore liody.
That foe of bachelors, the Parisian jour*
ualist Henri Fouquier, has just added a
highly original clause to his programme for
the encouragement oi wedlock. M. Fou*
11ntot is a prominent advocate for the taxation of bachelors. But ho thinks that this
negative inducement, to holy matrimony
ought to lie supplemented by an inducement
emphatically positive. The father of a
family, according to M. Fouquier'« project,
is to be allowed an additional vote, or at
least an additional fraction of a vote, for
each additional legitimate son or daughter
presented to hiui by his wdfe. The State
must perish, according to this lively publicist, unless it is firmly grounded upon that
equally necessary ana equally divine Bocial
organism—the family.
About '20,000 people are annually destroyed in India by animals, and ofthe nineteen
in twenty are said to be bitten by snakes.
''he number of human victims tends to increase, in spitn of tho fact that tho number
of wild lieasts and snakes destroyed has
doubled in the laat ten years, and that the
(iovernment reward paid for their extermination has risen proportionately. Nearly
24 lakhas of rupees (about $125,0001 were
thus paid iu 1884. Next to venomous
reptiles, tigers claim most victims. Ten
years ago wolves, mostly in the Northwest
provinces and Otidh, killed five times ns
many peoplu as of late years ; but the extermination of wolves seems to bo going on
rapidly, Leopards are the alleged cause of
death to about 200 human beings annually.
Apart from thu loes of human life, the returns show au  annual destruction of  50,000
head of cattle,	
A writer in 9k Sirlutlii* tells this story of
Millet, the great French painter 1 Since
thti court people misunderstood him so entirely, Millet avoided seeing them, but oue
day a carriage drove to the door bringing
four court ladies who wished to eee the
studio. Millet himself, in his sabots and
blouse, answered the Ml. "Is M. Millet
in?" asked a visitor. Millet stepped outside and then said, "No." "Can we see his
studio?" "No," said the unrecognized
artist;   aud   hn explained   that   M.    Millet
The Gazrttt* ot Heppncr, Or., wss not behind its esteemed contemporaries ia getting
a special Christina* number, and has thia
allusion to it:—"The Christmas edition of
the Gavttr is this year priatod in two colors,
black and white, aud the occasional lampblack spots are skillfully secured by the
devil getting 011 too inucli ink aud failing to
sufficiently agitate his roller.*'
Russia's Trans ('*_apiau railroad lias pushed
across tho eandy waates northeast of Merv,
and trains are uow running to Charjui on the
Oxus. Engineers are throwing a railroad
bridge across that classic stream, aud track
laying will soon l>ogin through Bokhara, on
the way to Samarcaud and Tashkent, Two
steamboats have been lauuehed on the Oxus
to carry freight aud passengers between the
railroad and Khiva. Wheu we remember
tliat a fow years ago Europeans ventured
iuto those regions Onlv at the peril of|their
liver, we understand now rapidly events are
moving in Russian central Asia. The Knur
of Bokhara, who Is doing all in his power to
speed tne coming railroad is the grandson
of the ruler who put to death Col. Stoddart
and Capt. Conolly, the envoys of Queen Victoria. Merv, now a way station on the railroad, was hardly known in its modern aspects until 0'Donovan made his famous ride
some ten years ego ; and Khiva, now joined
by steam to the western world, contained no
Kuiopeanstweuty-flve years ago, when Vam
liery visited the place disguised as a dervish,
except some poor Russians then languishing
in   the   dungeon.
It is Ukely to he long before Cermany
makes much headway in the three large
islands iu the Solomon group which she
had just annexed. We kuow very little
more about theie islands than the Spaniards
who discovered them. Labor ships nave
mode terrible savages of the natives by kidnapping them to work on Queensland plantations. No white men have ever lived on
the three islands except two unfortunate
captives. The sufferings of one made an
Idiot of bim, and no one knows what became of the other except that he was sold as
a slave te an inland tribe. The missionaries, who have spread all over the Pacific,
have never dared to live on these islands.
Many of the natives are professed head
hunters, au occupation that ts not likely to
become popular among visitors, especially
ss 1 white man's head is regarded as a gem
for the finest collections, As the Germans
are in the habit of correcting total depravity
among; their new brethren in the Pacific
with tne aid of cannon and musketry, tho
Solomon islanders are probably entering
upon a rery busy and exoiting epoch in their
eery augry
made threats of war,  which   the   o-iicer   in |
command,     a    young   Englishman    named 1
Deane, disregarded.     It appears float letters
received by the Baptist Mission Society that
the t\\o!te escaped ouce, was   recaptured   hy
surprise, nogged, and       threatened
with   death   if she tried    to   escape   again.   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
(as     she      did)     and     that     the      Jave, *-'■-*- Agent.    Thuy are the exL_u«irt'
hunters had two or three   thmisaud   troops,   *-"• the   Seholiehl Patent  Cake liriddU.'
while tin-garrison of the   station   numbered   ' 1-I*',Jl1*'"*  Kmn-y Knife Bhatrpift^1
only alwut 50.    The steamer  Stanley   then;'-*-   mo       Carver's   Friend'),   tile
arrived, and   the Arabs  kept   quiet   antil Wflrthi   ftharpanar, thi   .Jay-Kvt-v
it left, but the day after its departim    tin v ! ,l*rry »' b, and other Sptcultie*.
CU:MKNT & CO., OF4h U K] u\, t
Street East. Toronto,   or .1 *,? J
cois-Xavier,   Street, Montreal   ■*___! #!
attacked the station without warning. And
in the courae of three days made imir attacks which were all repulsed, the garrl on
losing two men and the Arabs 0U, At the
und uf thu third day the Soma soldiers ami
the Bangs las (thu latter are uativen of tlie
Cpper Congo, and had la-en r< ccntiy enlisted
by the Congo State) refused to tight longer,
us their rifle ammunition was -.pent, and,
taking to their caimcs at nightfall on the
20th of August, they went away down the
river. Mr. Deane and Mr. Dubois ■tonped
behind with eight men to tire the building*
and destroy the stores. Thi**. thev du,
blowing up the two cannon ami tb. iyih.hu
iug gunpowder, and then escaped tban
selves off the island to the north bank of the
along it
the bank
The Council of the Social Democratic
Federation have issued a handbill announcing that the branches of the Social Democratic Federation in London and in every
great industrial centre throughout the country will marshal the unemployed men and
women of the district and march with them
to the (wards of guardians, to the vestries,
to the relieving officers, to the workhouse
authorities, and will claim that employment
for themselves on useful work, at reasonable
rates of wages, to whioh they have been
entitled by the law of England for the last
300 years.—Publication.
For many weeks past the most extraordinary reports have been circulating in
St. Petersburg and abroad about the health
of the Russian Heir Apparent. The following communication has been received from
an authoritative personage closely connected
with the Imperial Court, who is desirous of
putting a stop to such false and malicious
gossip:—"The whole story aliout his Imperial Highness the Grand Duke is absurd
and untrue. He is in quite robust health,
and in constant practice of athletic exercise.
His mind ia in perfect order, and he applies
himself well tu nis studies. He never had an
epileptic fit in his life. Tbe only illness was
1 few days' Buffering from cold, which
threatened to settle upon the lungs. The
story of hii intended journey to Nice aud
Cannes ia also an invention." ■-Public Opinion.
"I'm hurried to death," said the Hare,
when the dogs were after him, tothe Chipmunk, who begged that he would stop and
crack a nut of gossip with him ; "but if you
will take my place and let me have yours, so
that I oan overlook the country, I'll stop
and rest awhile."
"All right," said the Chipmunk, hopping
down from the tree, with a nut in his mouth.
"I've always wished to see a March hare.
But you ire not a very mad one are you ?"
"Oh, no," replied the Hare, grinning ;
"I've all my wits about me, as you will
presently perceive,1' And at that moment
the dogs burst through the bushes and
pounced upon the poor Chipmunk, who
exclaimed with bis last breath ; "What a
line thins it Is to be smart. That gray
Hare will never go down with sorrow to the
gravo."--'Sf. Niatoli* Almanar.
in the dark. On their way, thr. banks being
steep, Dubois tell in. aim thniii.li Mr. Deane
jumped in after him and got him to a rock,
he was drowned between the rock, an I the
hank. Deane sought refuge with the natives, ami fouud them most friendly. They
showed great devotion, taking him from one
place of shelter to another, hiding him from
the Arabs, supplying liim with fond, uml
keeping him till he was rescued.
Captain Couqutlhat was at Bangala station
(miles below), with a little steam launch,
when the Hussas and JUiigula<-< arrived in
their canoes on September 7* He at ettce
went up in the launch to Stanley halls, aud
finding it iu the hand-* of the Arabs retired
and set to work to look for Mr. Deane, w hom
he was lucky enough to (ind after three days
Ho concludes his report us follows:—
"I wish to state that though tint des true
tion of the station is a serious material loss,
the moral effect is not what might have been
anticipated. The stubborn defence made hy
the white man hs-i been a mutter of surprise
and admiration to the natives; the fact
that the Arabs lost 00 men and we only two
has much impressed them. They havo seen
that we were opposud to the Arabs. The
way in which tney rocived and helped Mr.
Deane us a fugitive, and iu which they received mc, too, prove that they recognized
Mr. Deane as their protector against the
Arabs, aud that the Arabs are greatly de-
Now that the inevitable war between
European pioneers and half-caste Arab slave
hunters for the control of Central Africa has
broken out, we may feel proud to think
that an Englishman precipitated it hy refusing to surrender a fugitive slave, and that
the natives of the Congo have recognized
that the white man is their protector, as
they have done, in the negro Soudan lu the
ooscBof Cessi Pasha, Luptuu B.;y, and Kniin
Pan) 1:1. — London Timet.
WUt to make money, write U>t_Ha ■'
tor an outfit, and to laeOte who , * *
.ou .-.,,. handle, *"*
A wild steer was shot at  l'ortMuc__._i
Saturday, October 2nd.   Any ur,^u}
Ins tbe -.a.oe ,, roquaetod to oo*a»
with ^^
Port Moody, Oct. 4th, I88G.
I   intend   to   make  applu aiinutgl
Chief 1 onun.uiouer of Lauds and U'urbl
permtaalon to  purchase aliout -ivi _,.-■«J
laud,   more  or less, situated hi Net||
minster   District,   "Croup   One," u
scribed 11 follows ■- Commencingu)$
about Ml   chains north of  north weito
of  lot   -171   (alongside of J.  ,1.   1 ,„:,,
claim), thenoe uorth about 4"> ehaiiu.tU
Welt about l."i 1 -liaiiiH, thence South ■
chains,   thence  east  about C> 1 lum
place of ciiuiiueiireiiieut.
H. J. A. RURNBtl
Port Moody, B. ('., Aug. 31, ItJNtt,
Brick Clay for Sale. 1
cla.M briok cluy land, adj-mit loCj
I'-ilway, aljouttwo mil.- from Par! 1
■Suiuplo  uiul   information   can  lie uLunJ
from A. R. HOWSE]
l-.-al Kit at. Hi,.,,. I
I'ui I Jlaajl
Subdivision of Lot 233
all installments on Lots on tint ihurtT
named property, must be paid in stpct *.
fortuity with the .stipulations, nr tim i^m
ments will be cancelled, .ind ' li- \.-.\ :-.J
already made, forfeited.
New Westminster, Sept   11,  Itiiii'i
would be angry if the studio were shown.
Hut as tho ladies insisted, be said that he
would admit them if they promised to tell no
one of thoir visit. They entered, looked
everywhere, aud on leaving pit a gold
piece into Millet's hand, taking hiui fora
servant. Afterward, when he was publicly
honored with the rank of Chevalier of the
Legion of Honor, one of these ladies
recognized him. Millet simply said ; "Years
ago your gidd piece would have boen a
Codsond to me,'
A unique swindler has been exposed in
springlield, Ohio. He first had printed
elaborate letter bead? reading ; "Miami
Lumber Co., A. Barclay, Manager, Dressed
Lumber, ke. Cash paid for Logs of all
Kinds. Snringtield, Ohio." On the sheet
he wrote letter to men here and there,
generally telling of the accident death of
some man who bad just been hired to work
for the lumber company, and who hid died
before his name was taken. On this man
there was nothing to identify him except
the name aud address of the man to whom
the letter waa written. Then followed a
list of valuables belonging to tha dead man,
| amounting to, say $90, $20 of which waa in
money. The company had buried the body
it an expenn; of |88; snd were thus out 98.
If the receiver of the letter wu a friend of
the dead man would he kindly send the $8.
and tbe company wonld at once send on his
valuables. It is prstty certain tbat more
than one man who thought he'd be a friend
to such a oorpue had seat oo the small sum
of money asked, expecting to get $90 or $70
worth a valuables, which nf course be never
received, because lumber company, corps*,
and ralaablee war* all myths.
Mr. Labunoherein Truth relates the following story in referring to the late Sir Alex
ander Malet. "When at Frankfort 1 had
the honor of serving under him, sud certainly a more kindly chief wis not to bo
found in the service. His Legation was
accredited to several of the minor Courts,
and at one of th _m I was even more appreciated than iny chief. This wu why.
Occasionally there waa & ball at the Court,
whioh we were expected to attend. At my
first ball supper I found myself at a table
next to a grandee gorgeous in stars and
ribbons. The servaat came to pour out
champagne. Now I detest this wine, so I
shook my bold. The grandee nudged me
and slid, 'Let bim pour It out.' This I did
and he explained to me thit tbe potentate,
whose hospitality we were enjoying never
gave his guests more tban one glass, "so you
see, if I drink yours I shall have two/ and
he suited the. action to the word. After
this there used to be quite a struggle to sit
near me at Court suppers. "
"Your honor," pleaded the condemned
man "will yon nut .my execution for Thursday instead of Friday ?"
"Why!" inouired tne Judge.
"Became Friday ia such an unlucky
Shopping !—Lady (at sea-side "Emporium") : "How much ar* those—ah—
fmbroven?" Shopman : "Improv—hem!
—they're not, ma'am"—(confused)—"not—
not the article yon require, ma'am. They're
fencing- mask*, trrVam ! - [Tableau !]
Poneh,   B^
Do not delay in getting relief for tbe little
folks. Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator
iiapleawut aud sure cure. If you love
your child why do ynu let it suffer when a
remedy U to near at hand ?
It is wonderful with what celerity and
certainty the benefits of a great discovery
originated in England are communicated to
bur possession:*} in all parts of the world. Aa
the pulsation., of the heart send the stream
of life through every fibre of tho frame, ao
does each beneficial development in ncieuce,
emanating from British genius and skill,
disseminate its blesmng.*- throughout the
whole HritiHh Empire. The general uae in
all onr colonies of lloi.mwAV'.*, celebrated
medicines is a striking illustration ot this
fact. Starting, forty years ago, from the
great centre, with the (.auction nf the AdflM
million* an their cn-denl ial.-., they have found
their way into the remotest sections of that
vast colonial circle upon which the -am never
sets. The axiom that greatncHs does not
receive due. honor in ita own country, fails
in the case of Thomas Holloway. His new
md simple, yet rapid and effective remedies,
were thoroughly appreciated at the outset
hy the poople of England of every class, and
foreign experience has merely continued tin-
verdict of the British public.
The Canadas, the least remote of nur important transatlantic posBes-iioii*->, were the
nrst to echo thu laudations bestowed upon
the preparations here. They appear to
have displayed the ineffective prescription
of the provincial pharmacopoeia with singular dispatch. The stereotyped preparations
for fever and ague, dyspepsia, scrofula, tkc
were at once superseded by them, and tb
press announced their cures us the commencement of a new era in the sanitary
hhitory of British America.
To suppose thst the colonial popularity of
the preparations is the mere reflection of her
European fame, would be to undervalue
the sagacity and the independence of onr
brethern beyond the sea. Thuy may receive
our opinions with respect, but they test
them in the crucible of experiment before
adopting them. They try our remedies for
the disorders of the hody politic, und of the
human frame by the same rule. Where our
system of jurisprudence tits their necessities
they apply it, and when our medicines prove
to be specifics for the leading diseases of
the soil and climate, they joyfully accept
and employ thorn. Hence we oonsider the
popularity of Holloway's remedies in tin
colonies as direct a compliment to the inven
tor as the encomiums passed upon them
here.— Lancashire Pioneer,
Mi*. Cyrus Kilborne, of Beainsville Ont.,
had what was thought to be a cancer on her
nose, and was about to submit to a caucei-
dootor's operation, whon she tried Burd'ick
Hli-od Bitters, which effected a radical cure.
This medicine cures all blood diseases.
Into partn-i'-liip iii the bimii'tijucirri
on ut the Pai'irie Hotel, Clarke  Street, T
Moody.     Tlie   firm  name  ill   tutilie mill
Taylor ,_ M-I,einl. ^^^~^
JOHN   K.   I A. Lull |
.1- _>l.-,1.itli   ne il
Boot and Shoe Stor
I'OlT   MO(>I>Y,  B Cl
MIK DNDKRSiaNED, successor tot^
late W. C. White, is now tboruugh
established ftt the Terminus, ami, having di
voted his life to his trade, is prepare! h
supply the public with the best wmk iu li
Une to be had in the province.
ilallotemyn Ointment and Pill*.--Cmumd tor
the delicate. —Those to whom the change.
able temperature is a protracted period of
trial should seek the earliest opportunity of
removing all obstacles to good health. This
cooling Ointment, persevcringly rubbed
upon the skin, is the most reliable remedy
for overcoming all diseases of the throat and
chest, Quiusi.y, relaxed tonsils, sore throat,
swollen glands, ordinary catarrh, and
bronchitis, usually prevailing at this season
may be arrested us soon as discovered, and
every symptom banished by holloway's
simple and effective treatment. This Ointment and Pills are highly commended for
the taoility with which they successfully
contend with influenza ■ they allay in au incredibly short time the distressing fever and
teasing cough.
Advice to Mothers.—Are yon disturbed
at night and broken of yonr rest by a'sick
child suffering and crying with pain of
Cutting Teecth ? If so send nt once and get
a bottle of "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup"
for Children Teething. Its value is incalculable. It will relieve the poor little sufferer immediately. Depend upon it mothers;
there is no mistake about it. It cures
Dysentery and Diarrhrca regulates the Stomach and Bowels, cures Wind Colic, softens
he Gums reduces Inflammation aud gives
tone and energy to the whole system. '' M rs.
Winslow's Soothing Syrup1' for children
teething is pleasant to the taste and is the
prescription of one of tbe oldest and best female physicians and nurses in the United
States, and is for Salt- by allc druggLts
throughout the world. Price wentv-tive
cents a bottle. Be sure and ask (ov "Mrs.
Winslow's Soothinn Syrup," and take no
other kind.
To Brick makers, Woolei
Manufacturers and othen
most beautiful soots iu  the 1'rorii
there are   inexhaustible  beds  ot  oUfi
adapted    for   the   manufacture   of hn
There ll plenty of water power to tlriw _
mill, uud any quantity  of fuel to burs •*
bricks.     Fora Woolen  Mill  the 1»1
well   adapted-   the    streams    ott  ■
throughout the year, and  there is pli
power to drive   machinery.     The hi
excellent and  land-locked, so that no*
bus any effect ou shipping lying iu tli" ■
For particulars apply at ^^_
Published every Thursday, It $3.00 P" <tM
Independent   in   Politics,   THK ffjHl
appeals by a comprehensive Table oft*
tents   to   the   different   taste*   wln-h"1
within the circle of a cultured home.
An average of fifteen short, crisp t|'lWl
ials is given in each number upon t'ai-****,**!
American, and Knglish Politics and lJ**l
ature. ^^
Amongst the regular coutrlbutora it**,
few-sor Ooldwin Smith; and a distiugui
public man in Loudon has kindly und-sd
to supply regularly an English Letter.
and   Washington   Letters   will spr***-"
regular intervals.
In addition there are special contril"*™
from some of the ablest writers in tb*
minion nnd the United States.
huB now unterflil upon ita  third ystt *
most encniiraging pro-pact-, mul inin)'1
fast-ires. _
6 .lorrUn St., Toront".'
THE WEEK is nnt) of the most iu
journals in Canada.—Troth, London, W
"I take only one
Th. Spectator, and one "('atinriian
andjas a rule I should   be  poi-led to^.
which 1 should miss most. "—J^ow 'mmm
by Tkomae Hughes, author of "Tom or****-
Sthool Days."


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