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Port Moody Gazette May 2, 1885

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Port Moody
Cynion looked full in Belinda's face
bi hu re»|ionded—"Beautiful, indeed "
The lady cast down her eyes and suffered (lie animal the weA tiding, to fall
ali tie back. Cymon Tuggs inatiuc-
ti veiy did the same.
There win a brief mlenoe, broken
Ou.lv by a sigh frnm Mr. Cvmon Tuck*
''Mr. Cymon, said the laly. suddenly in a lot; tune, "Mr. Cynmn—1
am another's."
Mr. Cyuion expressed hi. perfect con
ourri-uoe in a stalement which it w«h
impoasihle to controvert.
"If   I hut   n t  I.en "   returned 1,    , ^^^mmmmmm^——————^mmmmmm—
Moiidy 8liin((!e Mill,  where the  butt
Sliing!**., ean b« had at tho lowest prices,
wienie or retail.
Uupply kept constantly on hand.
.10.1 A   li.   t FF1 N
fanTotoburgh Bros.
Keep constantly on hand a
first-claw stock of
money go to Falsi 4 Co. for
it, » ^ BED-ROOM SETS,
^^^^^^H      CROCKERY,
Hardware,  Groceries,
PADJnNG, *e.
Street.  ■
Port Moody.
tat«»-tlr. '"''Do not. torture nX
wnu'd ion 8»y?*'
"It I had not heen"—continued Mrs.
Captain Wslfis—"if, io'earlier life, i'
ha I ben mv fate l ■ have lr.no'n, and
been beloved by, a noble youth—a
kindrel soul—a congenial s|iiri'—on"
capable of ft-1 n^ and appreciating the
st'nlun-nis  winch "
Heaveiisl what do I heart" es
claitnerl Mr. C' moil Tuggs. "Ia il
posibe! Can 1 believe mv—0 ine
U|>l" (Tnia Imt unsentiiiienial \i*-
renthe-i.. wai iddieHsed to the doukev,
* hu with hii had between his forelegs, appealed to in'examining the Slate
"f liisidmes witli gri-nt anxiety.)
"Hi—hi—hi," Bai the bo.s b'liiiul.
"Come up," expoaiula'ed Cymon Tuggs
again. "Hi—hi — hll" repeated tli"
liO'i. And wh'-ilicr it wus ih.it the
Hiiiitml felt indignant at the tone nf
M . Tugg's command, ur fell alarmed
hy llie iioisu of the deputv pruprieti i's
bonis running behind h in; or wii-th'-i
he burned wiih a noble i-inui 'liun i"
outstrip lhe otln-r donkeys; certain n
jh that he no s-»ni"r heard the second
series of "hi—Iii'h," tlun he started
away, w,ith a celerity of pace wliic
jerkej Mr. C. iiinii a I, u nil', in ;;in'an -
outlv, anil carried lum l i the Pegwell
Bay Hotel in no lime, "hire hi* «>*pOS
iteii hia tiller without giving hirn lhe
trouble of dismounting, by sag,iciou-k
pitching him over his head, into th'-
vpry-dooi wav of the tavern.
Great was tie confusion of Mr
Cynion I ugg , where he was put, righi-
en ' upreriimst. by two waiie s: consider ble was the alarm of MrH. Tug;.'*
in b half of lier son; Hgouizing ixerp tii"
apprehensions of Mrs. Captain Waien.
on hia account. It waa speedily di-
cueri'd. howiver, that In* had noi su
tabled much n ore injury than the
donkey—In- wan grazed, and the animal
waa grazing—a (1 then it was I delightful party t • br sun-! Mr. anil Mrs.
Tugs, and tlie Capia n, had orderei,
lunch in the little garden behind: —
small saucers of !nrge .--hiimps, dubs of
btnter, crusty loaves and buttled ale.
The sky was without a cloud; there
were flower-puts anil turf b-fore thrill;
(he sea, from the foot of the ol If
stretched a>v iv as far as lhe eye could
discern anvthingat all; vessel* in the
disiance with nails as white, and as am li
a- nioelv-gi.t-rip cambric handkerchief*.
Tne shrimper were delighful, the ale
better and th" captain even morp pleasant than either, Mm. Capta n VV iters
was in such sniiita afler lunch!—chasing firKt the captain across the turf, and
among ihe flower-pots; ami then Mr.
Cvmon Tui!g«; and then Mis* Tuggn.
and laughing too. quite boi*ternUHly.
But a» the c plain said, it didn't m tier
who knew what lirey were, there? Foi
all the p op'e of the house knew, thev
might be common p-ople. To which
Mr. Joseph TuifKS re ponded. "To he
sure." And then 'hev »ent down the
steep woo 'en steps a little further on.
which led to the hpUotii of the cliff; ami
looked a1 the crabs, and the aea-w-ed
and the eels, ill it waa morn than full,
time to go bark to Ram-gate again.
Finallv, Mr. Cvnmn iueg* a-cenled
the Hl"p» laat, and Mrs. Captain Watets
last bul one; and Mr. Cvmon Tugga 'lis
covpred th it the f ot antl ankle of Mrs.
C .pni'n Waters w e even more unex-
int'iionnble than be had at tirst sup-
Taking a dnrikey toward* his ordinary
place of residence, i. a very different
thi' g, and a feat much more easily to
be accomplished, than taking him from
it. It lequirea a ureal deal of foresight
an I presence of mind ill the one ca.e,
to anticip t- the numerous flights of hid
discursive imaginati n; whereas, 'n the
other, all you have lo do is, to hold on.
anil place a blind confidence in the
animal. Mr. CViiion Tugga adopte I
the hittrr expe e l n his return; am;
his nerveB werp so little d coinpo e by
the journey, thil he di* inclly under-
sloc i they were all to meet > ,ain an the
library in the ev .ling.
The libraiy was ovowded. There
were the same ladies, and the »nne
gentlemen who had been on the sands
in the morning, and on the pier the dav
befiMre, The e were young ladies in
maroon colored gowns and black velvpi
liraceh-is, 'tispeiiiing f ncv articles in
the shop, and piesiding over games o
chance in the concert-r >nn. The e
were ma riageable dauglitHra. and
marriage-miking mammal, gaming ad
promenading, and turning over music,
and flit'ing. There were aome male
■«>aux doing the sentimental in whispers
«Wd 'others doing tbe ferocious in
mustache. There were Mrs. Tuggs in
amber, Miss Tuggs in iky-hlne, Mr*.
Captain Waters la pink. There was
Captain Waters in a braided aurtout;
there was Mr. Cymon Tugga in pumps
and a gilt   waistcoat,   there   was Mr.
Joseph Tuggs in a blue coat and i shirt-
' Humbert three, eight and tUsumt"
died one of the voun« ladles in 4b«.
miroon-trolorrd uowns,
"Numbpis three eigfil and eleven!"
echoed another young lady in the
-anre iiuifnriii.
"Numlier three't gone," itid the fir*t
young LJi. "Numbers eight and
''Numbers eight an I eleven!" echoed
llie second young ladr.
"Number eight's gone, Mary Ann,"
■raid the first young lady.
'Number elevenl" screamed the
"The   numbers   ate all   taken  now,
•Ngllt. and'eleven, and llie r«ai   of ihe
iiumhera, crowded r und the table
"Will you throw in I'aiu?" aaid the
pieaiding goddess, handing the tlice-
b 'X io th" eldest daughter of a stout lady
with four gi Is.
There «iai profound silence among
lhe !nokers-<in.
'Th'ow Jane mv dear," said the
-toi/'tadv. An imeiesting diaplay of
baahfulneii -a li'lle hhiKhing in a cambric hrindk■ rchi' f -a whispering to a
. iiutrger >i.-ter.
"Amelia, my r'ear, throw for your
iater," said th" i-tout lady; and
then she turned to a walking
advertisement of Rowland's Maca«aar
Oil, wim stood next her, anil a iid, "Jane
i- so very mo leal and Miring, but I
Cin't be angrv mth her for il. An ansa ind un-ophi-tic.ite I girl is so irulv
amiable thai I often wish Amelia was
tu  re lik» her »is erf"
The gentleman with the whiskers
whi*pered his admiring ai prnval.
"Now, my dear " said the stout lady.
Vfi*s Amelia threw — eight for her
*ister, ten for herself.
' Nice figure, Amelia," whisp-red the
-tout lady to a lliiu youih beside her.
■•Beautiful 1"
' Ami such a npiritt f am like vou iti
ihat respect. lean not help admiring
that life and vivac'ty. Ah! (a sigh) I
wish I could mine poor Jane a little
iu re like ruy dear Amelii."
The voung gentleman c rdlally acquiesced in the sentiment; loth he anl
lhe individual first addressed were perfectly contented.
"Who's thial" inquired Mr. Cymon
Tuggs of Mis. Cqiiain Waters as a
abort female, in a blue velvet hat and
feather*, waa led into theorcheatra, by a
fat man in black tights and cloudy
"Mr*. Tippin, of the London theater*," replied Helinda, referring to the
programme of the concert
The talented Tippin ha>ing con-
rl'Scendrngly acknowledged the dapping
of hands and about* of "bravo!" which
gieeted her appearance, proceeded losing
the popular cavatinn of "Bid me .'is
OOU se," accompanied on th piano by
Mr. Tippin, afler wblo'l Mr. Tippin
-ang a comic "ring, nccnuipanied on Ihe
ihe piano nv Mr-. Tippin; the applause
consequent upon 'hich was only to be
exceeded by the enthusiastic appr -
halion beatowed upon an air with
variations on tbegiii ar, by Miss Titipin
accompanied on the chin by Master
F i piiin.
Thin p'SSPil the evening, thus passed
ilic day* and evenings of theTuggaa,
and the Waters'* for aix weeks Sands
in the morning -donkeys al noon—piei
in the afteinoon — librarv al uight—and
the same people everywhere.
On that very night six »e.k«, the
moon was shining brightly over the
calm sea, which dashed ag inst the feet
of th" tall gaunt cliffs, wiih)ust enough
ti ine to lull the old fish to sleep, without dia uri'ing t e young ones, when
tw figures were discernible—or wou il
have been, if anybody had looked for
them—seated on one of the wo den
benches which aie si ni ned mar ihe
vi rge of the wer-tern cliff. The moon
h nl climbed hig n r into the heavens, by
two hours journcv, since those figure*
first sat down— and yet they moved
not. The crowd of loungers had
thinned and dispersed; the noise of the
iliueraiii musician* had died away: ight
after light hsd ppe red in lhe windows
of lhe different house*in the distance;
blockade-man after blockad'-maii ha
passed the fpot, we ding is way io-
wanla lhe solitary post, and yet tho«e
figure* had i.maiiied stationary. Some
portions of the t.oforms were in deep
shadow, but the light of the moon fed
Blronglv on a puce-co'ored boot and
gl.zed slock. Mr. Cvm n Tugg , anrl
Mis. Captain Water* were sealed on
thai bench. Th y spoke not, but
were silently gazing on thn sea.
•'Walter will return to morrow!" aaid
Mrs. - Captain Waters, mournfully
breaking mle en.
Mr. Cymon Tuggs sighed likeagu«t
ol wind through a foreit of g oseberr.
bushes, aa he replied, "Alas, he will."
"Oh, Cymon!" resumed Belinda,
'the chaste delight, the calm happiness,
of thia one week of Plitonic love, is too
much for me!"
Cymon w .a about to suggest ihat it
waa too little foi him, but he stopped
himself, and murmured unintelligibly.
"And to think that even this gl mpae
of happiness innocent as it ia " ex
claimed Belinda, "is now to be lost
foi ever.
. "Oh, do not sty forever, Belinda,"
exclaimed the excitable Cymon, as two
strongly-defined tears ohased each other
down his pale face—il was ao long that
there was plenty of room for a chaae—
''Po not say forever!"
•'! t," -I'd Belinda.
"Wh»t' a'gwt C'fmeiit ''oh, whit
Such pLi'Hnu irau.aiUa.iii*- •* nUr*. ■
so hirmless, ih»j. evm yuur liu.U.ii'1
Cannot   "bj-pl 10 il."
"Mr hu bin I ** exclaimed Belinda
You utile know Inn J-ahu* and
r vengeful; frrori .«a ,n hi* revenge—a
iiiHuiaCiol|.ej"ai>ili-y' W *>'d vou "east
a-ain.'et) b lur- mv i-yr■¥' Mr. Cuii'm
Tug-'S, in a v.ii.e bokeu b) emotion,
exnr-saed Iri-dr fnciitiation in uu teruo
t e process ett asiagaiuti ion >>efore the
eyea of anyborlv.
Waters.    "Leave me, thii  night,   forever.    It is late; let us return."
Mr. Cymoff Tugga sadly offered the
lady his arm) and eaoorMd ber ta bet
|n_i|j>ngs; He paused at the door—he
fill a Platonic pressure of hia band
"Good-night," he said, hesitating.
"fiood-night," sobbed the lady. Mr
Cymon Tuggs paused again. '
"Won't you wmik fanwf) eald tbe
servant. Mr. Tugga hesitated. Oh,
lhat hesitation!    He did walk in.
"(J'joiI night!" said Mr. Cymon Tuggs
again, when he reached the drawii.g-
"Good night " replied Belinda; "and
if at any period of my life.. I—Hushf'
I'he lady paused ami stared, with a
steady gaze of terror, on the ashy
countenance of Mr. Cyinon Tuggs.
There was a double knock at the street
"It is iny husband!" said Belinda, as
the i.'iipiain's voice was heard below.
"Ami iny family!" added Cyinon
Tuggs, a. the voices of his relatives
floated up the stair-case
"The curtain! The curtain!" gasped
Mrs. Captain Waters, pointing to the
window, before which some chintz
hangings were closely drawn.
"But I have done noth ng wrong,"
said the hesitating Cymon.
"Tho curtain!'' reiterated the frantic
lady; "you will be murdered." This
last appeal to his feelings was irresis-
inbli1. The dismayed Cymon concealed
himself behind the curtains with
pantomine suddenness.
Enter the captain, Joseph Tuggs,
Mrs. Tuggs, and Cliarlotta.
'My dear," said the captain,
"Lieutenant Slaughter," Two iron
shod boots nnd one gruff voice were
heard by Mr. Cymon to advance, and
acknowledge the honor of the intro
rluction. The saber of the lieutenant
rattled heavily upon the floor, as he
seated himself at the table. Mr. Cymon's
fears almost overcame his reason.
"The brandy, my dear!' said the
captain. Here was a situation! They
were going to make a night of it! And
Mr. Cymon Tuggs was pent up behind
tim curtain and afraid to breathe!
"Slaughter," said the captain, "u
Now, Mi. Cyinon Tuggs never could
smoke; without feeling it indispensably
necessary to retire, immediately, and
never could smell smoke without a
strong disposition to cough. The
cigars were introduced; the captuiu
was a professed smoker; so was the
lieutenant; so was Joseph Tuggs The
apartment was small, the door was
rlosed, the smoke powerful; it hung in
heavy wreaths over the room, and at
length found its way behind the curtain. Cymon Tuggs held his nose, his
mouth, his breath. It was all of no
use—out came the cough
"Bless my soul" said tho captain,
"I beg your pardon Miss Tuggs. You
dislike smoking'"
"Oh, no; I don't indeed," said Cliarlotta.
"It makes you cough."
"Oh dear no.'
"You coughed just now,"
"Me, Captain Waters!  Lor! how can
you say so?"
"Soui"body coughed," said the
"1 certainly thought so," said Slaughter.    No; everylaxiy denied it.
"Fancy," said the captain.
"Must lw," echoed Slaught-r.
Cigars   resumed    more  smoke—in-
other cough—smothered,    but violent.
"Dammed   odd!" said   the cap ain,
staring aliout him.
"Sing'ler " ejaculated the unconscious Mr. Joseph Tuggs.
Lieutenant Slaughter looked first at
one person mysteriously, then at another; then, laid down his cigar; then,
approached the window or. tiptoe, and
pointed with his right thumb over his
shoulder, in the directiou of the curtain.
'Slaughter!' ejaculated the captain,
rising from tahle, "what do you mean?"
The lieutenant, in reply, drew back
the cur ain and discovered Mr. Cynion
Tuggs hehind it; pallid with apprehension, and blue with wanting to
'Aha!'1 exclaimed the captain
furiouslv, "What do I see? Slaughter,
your saber!"
"Cyinon!" screamed the Tugg's.
"Mercy!" said Belinda.
"Platonic!" gasped Cymon.
"Your saber!"   roared the   captain:
"Slaughter—unhand me—the villian's
"Murder!" screamed the Tuggs's.
"Hold him fast, sir!" faintly articulated Cymon.
"Water " exclaimed Joseph Tuggs—
and Mr. Cymon Tuggs and all the ladies
forthwith fainted away, and formed a
Most willingly would we conceal the
disastrous termination of the six weeke'
acquaintance.    A   tHmblesoiae   form,
tad Ml arbitrary custom, boreetser,
prescribe tbat a itory should have a
conclusion, in adition to a comarrriice-
uient; we bare therefore uo alternative
Lieu enaot Slaugh etrWough' • uiaafjaje
— the captain brought art action. Mr.
Joseph Tugga interposed—the Neoteo-
aut negotiated, when Mr. Oymon
Tuggs recovered from the nervous disorder into which misplaced affection,
and exciting circumstance had plungeid
him. he found tbat his family had loaf
their pleasant acquaintance; that bit
father   waa    minus    fifteen   hundred
\ete Westminster B C
'Then Ieayej*»e,"i»id   Mrs. Captam! pounds; and  the captain   plus tbe pre
.ten      "T-a.a.e .,,e  .Vi.   «!»!,.    *vi f «i      Tl* m«iey was paid to buab
else surq,
'lie matter up, but it got*abroad notwithstanding; and there are not   waht-
int- lOUir s«***r) sfBom  t*lrtl TJlfee) destgll-
ing iuiposters never found more easy
dupes, than did Captain Waters, Mrs.
Waters, and Lieutenant Slaughter, in
the Tugg'a at Ramsgate.
Th" Arabian papers publish the full
text of the manifesto which the Mahdi
has issued iu reference to his claims to
the Caliphate. In thii document
the Mahdi says: "I lettify before God
and the Prophet that I am drawing the
sword, not for the purpose of founding
an earthly empire for myself, nor to
amass wealth, nor to live in a magnificent palace, but in order that I may
afford help and consolation to the fai b-
ful, with a view to their liberation
from the slavery imposed on them by
the infields, and in order that the
power of the Moslems may be restored
in all its ancient splendor. I am there
fore resolved to ca-ry my 6word. first
from Khartoum to Bprber. Thence I
shall proceed to Dongola, Cairo, and
Alexandria, restoring Moslem rule and
governm nt in all these cities. F'Om
Kgypt I shall march to the land of the
Prophet to drive out the Turks,
whose Government is no lietter than
that of the infields, and I shall restore
the land of Arabia, with its two sacred cities, to Islam. Sons of Ismail,
you may depend upon my soon making
my Appearance in your midst with the.
sword of faith."
(rents' Fiirmshing
Hypnotism is the latest novelty in
drawing room speculation in Paris, ac
cording to the London "World." At
5 o'eloek teas the ladies who dabble in
philosophy and frivolity talk about
' suggestion" and "passional causes"
and "biology,'' and the wonderful experiments of Drs Lhuys, Beniindrrr;
and Charcot. There have even b. en
several private soireesiTh\pnot:sme, with
experitnentl intercalated between a
caviar sandwich and a symphony by
Chopin, Jules Claretie and Adolphe
Belet have both written novels in
which hypnotism plays a leading role.
I At one time "morphinoniania" was a
; fashionable topic for discussion, and a
recent report of Dr Combe, read before
the Academy of Medicine, shows that
there are still not. a few victims of
morphine injections in Parisian
Among the presentation! to Queen
Victoria at her last drawing room were
the Chinese Minister's daughter, Lady
Blossor Tseng —the Chinese seem to
have adopted Knglish style in the
matter of rank, and Mrs. Oowasjufl
Tehanjuc R"udy Money for India
Nobody oould explain the origin of the
Knglish name tacked on to the Indian
but it is supposed to be suggestive of
the felicitous financial condition of its
\V. hiri tht flnett assortment of
Gasimeres,   Diagonals,
From $20.00, at Short Native.
Good Fit Guaranteed.
JlressmaMiig & Milliaery
Hware, Pafits~anl""0il8,
v. ith pai ties huildiug, fo supply
them with nil material in the above-named
line, st liOTTOM PRICES.
Orders by Telephout or Stage attended to
with promptness.
It seems rather difficult to make any-
new   discovery    in   m. -dicine    which
Frenchmen   do   not   claim    to   bave]
known all aliout for at least a decade, j
Thus, at the  February  meeting of   the i
Societe de Biol gie,  Mr. Kaluiteou said .
that the properties of hvdrochlorate of !
cocaine were  known la'fore   1870, that I
in  1872   It,  Laborde   had   shown its I
tonic effects, and M. I leniiirness pointed
out its anaesthetic powers in a Uicms.
At the Queen's Inst drawing room
there were some splendid Kastern
costumes, and an Indian lady, having
kissed the Queen's hand, offered her
Majesty an Oriental saluam as she retired, to the great amusement of the
circle. The lady wore a ipiaint but
very becoming Asiastic dress of white
with overdress richly embroided with
gold and a r gular Kastern veil round
the head.    She blazed   with diamonds.
The Medical World reports a case,
now under observation, in which the
patient's hair—which had become prematurely gray is slowly returning to
its original color under the internal
adminis ration of phosphorized cod
liver oil. The "World had previously
noted similar restorations undei the
same treatment.
Just Received !
rTpHE DWUERSroXED respectfully in-
■      forms the citizens of Port Mood! tnil
At a 1«11 which the Marquis Pala
vicini gave in Vienna lately, during
one of the dances Countess Marie
Schonborn'8 liouquet dropped on the
ground. Prince Furstenlierg, to pre
vent it being trodden upon, kicked it
with his foot out of the dancer's reach.
Count Zrchy, who was dancing with
the Countess at the time, became enraged at 'nis, and a duel with sabres
folloTwed, Count Zichy was only slightly
The Great Mogul, the emperor of
Delhi, is no more. ^JThe last descendant of that dynasty, Jewan Bukht,
died recently at Rangoon, where he had
lived a political prisoner.
ricinity this,  he  hss just  received s large
and varied asiortmt-nt uf sessonable
Boots and Shoes
Keady-made Clothing
Etc.,   Etc.,
Having boyght the above Stock for CASH,
I am prepared to sell at the lowest
Vegetables and fruits
First-rlass WorliKLNsItip Strutt*}
Eaoli Clock Mn>'.  Colmuia St., N. 	
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SATURDAY? MAY 2,   1885.
Capt. Allington of Her Majesty's
warihip Sattelite, now stationed at
Ksquiuittlt, has issued a notice ta seamen who have deserted from the' Royal
Navy. To them he r*ya: "Tod are
free to return and rejoin the aervioe.
You will not be tried by court martial.
Think of your Queen, your country
and your homes, and return to your
allegiance like true and honest Britons.
Ood s»ve the Queen."
"We direct tbwattentioo of our read-
era to the war despatches on another
page, 'ft appears that our troops in
the North-West have been roughly
handled by the half breeds. General
Middleton's official report is interesting.
The old wagon road from Tale to
Clinton is again occupied by oxen and
niules hauling supplies for tbe farmers
and miner, in th« niiper country. Tbe
high prices charged for freight on the
railroad compel the people to be satis
lied with old style.
The man lately occupied as toll-
collector at Spence's bridge has been
committed for trial on charges of em
beizlemcnt. The receipts given out
were for larger sunn than those recorded in the blocks of the receipt
Seventy citizens of Victoria, on
Wednesdeydru't, signed a requisition to
the Mayor calling his attention to the
defenceless state of tbe city, and
urging him to eall a public meeting and
make preparations to resist the Russian
invader. The citizens met in the City
Hall on Thursday night. The Captain
of her Majesty's war-ship Sattelite and
Col. Holmes were present.
Our correspondent at Lillooet says:
"The farmers all along the Fraser from
here to Big Bar bave finished theii
spring work. The wheat crop looks
very fine. On the beautiful plain that
crowns the summit of Pavillion Moun
tain the farmers are all as busy as bees
and their springtime will not end until
the 20th of May. The Pavillion
Mountain road is very much in need of
repair, and on the cribbing in many
places some joker has written,
'This road represents the Attorney-
Yesterday was a holiday observed in
this city by citizens of all nationalities.
At New Westminster the Hyack
Guards escorted their May-Queen to
the pleasure-grounds, and she was gra
ciously pleased to say she hoped to Bee
tbem all enjoy the good old-fashioned
sports. A platform had been erected
for the dancers; the music was magnificent, and young and old enjoyed a
»ery pleasant afternoon.
The U. S troops have occupied the
City of Panama, and their presence pre
serves the peace.
Of General Grant the South Carolina
News says: "He was magnanimous;
and while he 'ies gasping in the arms of
the foe that conquers all men, the South
cannot forget the generous victoi of
Appomattox" ..
A very hard frost visited several districts in California on Tuesday night, and
fify per cent, of the fruit crop is de-
stoyed. At San Joaquin, Napa, Sonoma,
Santa Clara, Alameda, and Stockton the
frost was most severe. San Jose and
Gilroy escaped. In many places the
early vegetables were completely destroyed.
A splendid ledge of marble was discovered last week near the Spokane
falls. It covers the en ire sile of a
mountain. There are four samples and
each is beautiful; the black like ebony,
the blue likeati Italian sky, the white
like snow, and there are some slabs of
white arid orange supposed io be the
finest of all. The marble quarries of
Spokane ate just as good as a g Id mine.
Ten thousand head of cattle were
sold last week in the Yakima range, to
Montana buyers, the price $19 per head
On Tuesday last the market at Oakland was well supplied with strawberries
The Governor of Alaska has a sm>-*
berth.    He spent the summer in Washington and  there he  wroie his annual
report.   He isa staunch Republican, and
just before the  inauguration  of Cleveland he obtained an order from Chandler to cruise along the coasts of / uk
in an American gunboat.    He is cruis
ing now.   and may continue lo cruise
until Cleveland's successor is inaugur
From Denver we learn by telejraph
that a large party left Leadville Sunday
last and worked in desperate hasie,
hoping to save the unfortunate mineis
wbo were buried under the huge ava
lanche of snow that descended from ihe
side of Homestead mountain. Ii was
labour in vain. On Tuesday the ten
dead bodies were discovered. ,N ot one
of the men escaped.
The heavy rains in the Arkansas river
valley haVe done great damage I'he
whole country along the banks is inundated* and the fields that were green
with waving corn yes erday are covered
by the floods to-day. The people with
their flocks fled for safety to the high
lands. The lower part of Fulton is
completely submerged and it is feared
ttjat the present flood will produce as
much misery as the flood of last year
in the same locality.
The New York Herald says: "In
case ol war between Kngland and Russia
tbe President should immediately con
vene Congress in special «ession, so that
legislation suitable to the new condition
night be enacted. We would," the
writer says, "observe the roost impartial
neu'rality, but we should enact such
laws, strictly within tbe pale of out obligations as a neutral nation, as wonld
best promote the commercial and in
dustrial interest* of -eat own country."
Ihe body of a dprdejed rnaii was
discovered in a hfltel«'SC'ljouis soma
short time ism. It vet [racked up in a
trunk left behind by the murderer, who
was afellc* lodget. * On.TueatJtj' last
in one* of the pocket of the blodd*' vest
taken off the corpse by the police * letter wae discovered. '1 he murderer
writes to bis victim as follows:
r-r. Louis, April 2, lo85.
My dear Warren,—This p ace ia not
much of a place. I do not think SS hr;
been apenton the itreett for tba laat—
wsi going to aay 100 years. Tbey are
awful. I tboiubt boston bad enough,
but It it not to be compared to thia place.'
However, we live and learn, ami mv -
hop* for tbe beat. With kind regan-.
for every oae. .believe me faithfully
yours, W. H. Lennox Maxwkvu
If Maxwell happens to be arrested,
that letter in the hands of a St. Louis
jury will not be used as a plea for recommending theprisoner to mercy.
Gladstone's speech in the House, on
Monday last, has the ring of the real
metal in it. To the Russians he says,
substantially: "You cannot bully Eng-
l.adjif ynu in not willing to do justice
you must take the consequence*. We
are sensible of the responsibility, and
we will do our duty. . Every means
consistent with honor shall be used to
avoid war. You have a'tacked our
allies, and it is our duty to dufend
them." At the conclusion of the
speech, tho delivery of which occupied
ait hour, the wholt House rpsc and
gree ed the orator with prolonged
clienrs. The ipeech created a profound
sensation and roused the martial spirit
of the nation. $55,000,000 were voted
instanter as a war credit, and tbe peo
pie would as fieely give live hundred
millions if it were demanded.
A despatch from Lord' Dufferin
assures the Home Government of the
loyalty of the Indian Princes. He says:
"Their armies are ready for the field
In a month we can have 300,000 men
on the borders of Afghanistan. The
Sepoys, Sikhs and Goorkas are e..ger
for the fray."
On Monday, at 6 p. m., the Prince
and Princess of Wales embarked at
Larne, on the coast of Antrim, ten
miles nor'h of Carrickfergus, nnd sailed
for Scotland. It is stated on good au
thority that the Government have re
solved to purchase for Princo Victor,
eldest son of the Prince of Wales, a
magnificent reoidence in tho County of
Meath, close by the historic banks of
the Blackwater and the Boyne.
Of Russia and thu Russians the
"Manchester Evening News" says:
"Russia is large enough for her population. No additional space is requir
ed to support and house the subjects of
the Czar; but more land is required to
make them content. The military sys
tern which dominates Russia and controls her policy compels her to adopt a
system of perpetual warfare. There is
not much difference between the Tur
couians and the troops that are senr to
dislodge and rob rhain. Ii would be
an al use of words to describe one as
barbarous and the mlur as civilized. It
is tho nature of lhe Russian to bo aggressive, but it is time to curb hi 111 in
his barbarous career."
The Swadesa Mitram, which represents the native Princes of India, is
published in Madras. In a leading
article it says: "The Prussians have
taken Merv, and are collecting thoir
army at Serakhs. They are bent on
taking Herat, and will march on Can
dahar. This is alarming news. The
Government of India, by Ruusia, would
be as despotic as that of the Nawabs of
the olden days. It would mean slavery
or death for all our people. It cannot
lie. There is nothing in Europe so
despotic as the Government of Russia;
we should all unite in prayer to pro
tect us from the Knout, and then send
our millions in arms to meet the invader if he dares to come."
The "Prajer Bhandhu," published at
Chandernagore, says: "The movement*
of Russia have created alarm, but tin-
wise and paternal rule of England must
be sustained. With 250 millions of
our people ready to defend the laws
provided for them the;e is no need of
fear; tbe native troops would be more
than a match for the whole power of
Russia. Aided by England we would
assuredly exterminate the Russians."
The "Republique Francaise," in a
leader, says: "Those who so severely
condemn England and Russia scarcely
undorstand the question at issue. Gladstone and the Russian Minister are
two sincere friends of peace, and would
not risk a war to determine the owner
ship of a few villages. Far more is
hidden behind this controversy. The
great question now is, on which side
will Afghanistan array herself in the
decisiv' struggle which will sooner or
later decide the fate of Asia and the
East." Every strategist knows that
Afghanistan is the key to India.
of it, and the preparations for deence
should not be relaxed. Jhe.bei
to result. froi» our Provrjavper
reudexvous for Her Majesty'* fleet will
tt ofaanott important charaeW-r: they
will aeek their coal and provisions
We, and tfjencfti great deal ot money.
In case of captuoei, the prixea will all
be brought here and most of thein sold.
Tbe prise money will be tpeut and our
traders reap the harvest It it highly
probable that extensive fortifications
will be erected at varioui points, particularly at Nanaimo and Burrard Inlet: the first to protect tbe coaling station, the second the principle naval
•tation. The North Arm of Burrard
Inlet will be a famous place iu which
to lay up the prizes, and if a graving
dock is constructed at Bed well Bay
the North Arm will soon be-e vorv
busy place Port Moody as the rail
way terminus will be the centre of ac
tivity. The troops and munitions of
war will arrive at that point for dee-
patch on expeditions to the Russian
ports on the Pacifio, and residences foi
the officers and their families will soon
adorn the beautiful environs of tin-
port. ' Our fanners in the Fraser valley
will reap a rich harvest, as every description of farm produce will be
eagerly sought after and command a
ready market at good prices. Had our
Southern or Fraser valley railway been
constructed, we should have enjoyed an
unequalled position in this city. A
gr at many articles required to supple
ment our own productions would have
been brought to our merchants iu that
way, and this would would have been
the chief market for such importations.
These facts should impress our people
with the propriety of electing a representative irom tbis city who was not
chosen to "vote for the Government,
and that a corrupt one. Our city will
never prosper until the people them
selves decide upon a -looting and sup
porting only sueh mon as will study
the interests of the city, irrespec ive ot
any government or clique. As it is,
we shall require to use groat exertions
to avoid being left out in the col,I. The
railway to Port Moody, we fear, is nol
likely to be constructed very soon, antl
if we can't get a butter road than thr'
present one, our connro ion with tire
terminus will be of the smallest. Far-
mere will certainly not bring their pro
duce here to be carried to Port Moody
because the cost of such carriage would
be more than the value of the goods
On the otlier hand, the people of Pon
Moody are not trammeled with am
clique, and they will encourage busi
ness ill every shape. They will eon
struct a good road to the Coquitlam.
where small steamers will bring tin
produce from the fanning settlement-
along the river; that is, if we don't da
something to facilitate travel ourselves.
Noxt to the construction of a branch
railway to Port Moody, a good wagon
road which cau be easily traveled and
over which a good load can he carried
on a wagon,should be at once surveyed
and constructed, so that business may
iie carried on until we get a railway
We have no doubt tliat this ciiy would
attract many even from Port Moody,
for a time, if we had easy aud rapid
communication, but certainly not with
our present stage road. During a war
of tho magnitude of a struggle Imtween
England and Russia, in which other
nations were involved, this province
would form a great centre of attraction.
It would be the greatest resort of vessels, not only British, but those of her
allies, for coal and p-ovisions. The
fact of its being such a rendezvous
would induce numbers of people to
conio here to reside, at least during the
period of hostilities, because they could
reach here, with sueh facility by way
of the Canadian I'acific railway. Our
position here, will be tho best in the
world. Free from all risk of damage
from war, we shall be the chief recipients of the benefits to be derived from
it, and many of our present citizens
will owe their future wealth to the war
soon to begin.—Guardian.
That any attack will be made on this
Province by Russian cruisers we think
very remote, or if such attack takes
place it will occur within the next
three or four weeks. After that time
the risk of approaching these shores
would be too great for any ships Russia
has in the Pacific. With si more powerful fleet the matter would be quite
different, because the temptation to destroy the coal mines at Nanaimo and
the destruction of Victoria, would
afford them excellent sport; but we
don't think there is much probability of
such catastrophes. As for any resistance with the means we have at hand,
tbat would not be sufficient to detain (is that for self-preservatiou, as well as
them but a very short time; there is,to satisfy the desire to fulfill the terms
nothing, however, like making the best of Peter the  Great's will,   the   Czar,
If anyone doubts the early commencement of war between England
and Russia, it is only because they are
ignorant or obstinately blind to existing
circumstances and political surround
ings. As we have previously i-hown,
Russia is ruled by tbe military- ahor
rible vampire which must be fed on
foreign conquests or it will turn and
feed upon the nation itself. The White
Czar is only a kind of Dagon who is
let up to be worshipped while success
attends the arms and prosperity makes
rich, the country. But in the absence
of a foreign war, discontent under
various guises—Nihilism or whatever
else it may be called—seizes upon the
country and the god-Dagon may be
dethroned at any moment.    Hence it
and, of course, the whole nation, goes
to war and risks their ^xistajnee on
tilt, eeetjjt; -the wtiie. In the face of
taeb facte, diplomacy is a farce, particularly *he-aiij*iomacy of great Britain,
hich is more like tbe expression of
feelings likely to emanate from an
English country gentleman iban the
maclilavelian intrigue which is the theory and practice of European diplomacy. I 0 convey the idea in a more
popular form, many of our readers
must have noted what a ridiculous
figure many young British gentlemen
cut on this continent. They have been
brought up to believe that honesty and
'ru h are not only the hest policy, but
are inherent in human nature. Such
theories are very nice in the nurseries
and drawing-rooms at home, but in
this country they are absurd. The idea
ia to get as much the best of your
neighlior as you can, no matter by whil
m"ans or under what pretense. Hon
esty and truth are carefully preserved
for the use of novelists and poet*.
linn may account (or the affinity be
(ween the United States and Russia
that wo see paraded in the American
press; there certaiuly can be no other
point of approximation. Be that ai it
may, Russia is free from all qualms of
conscience, and she even makes her
religion adapt itself to her politics
K.ugland is afflicted with two very
honest but verv sentimental ministers.
and they are unfortunately in the prin
"ipal positions. The fear is that the
Uritish. nation taking virtue as its own
reward, may run tlio bargain, and lay
up a tumble reckoning against herself.
While Gladstone has been chopping
trees and indulging iu some Homeric
dream, Russia has been secretly burrowing ih order to undermine the British Empire Since the Crimean war
she has been constantly but stealthily
perfecting her plans. VVith a fair fact-
aud soft words, she has been sli-aling
.111 like a deadly snake iu order to reac'i
striking distance, and so fur as slur has
been able, to buy allies to assist her.
ihe could not secure Germany or Auk
ria with all her blandishments, be
cause the interests of theso two mil inns
ire opposed to hers, and they under
stand the diplomacy of the nation they
were dealing with. But they were
nore successful with Prance, who was
beguiled with tlie idea of revenge for
Vaterloo or Sedan, or both. Ilerpe
culiar weakness, "La Gloire,'1 was
rlattered, snd she dreamed of the victo
r'ies of the first Napoleon and bartered
iway her existence, for an alliance will,
itussin means thnt. Russia is determined to have Constantinople, and her
impression is that if she oould only
initially oowiu'r India she woultl force
Cue Uritish Government to remain
neutral tvliite she cut her way to the
iliisjilirii'us. This, then, is her plan;
md iiotwiihstautling the obstinate
ideas of people in England and else
where, this she will attempt. The
ridiculous opinions put forth in English
papers as to the poverty of Russia is
more creditable to their honest creduli
ry than their perspicuity. Russia has
plenty of means, and in pursuance of
the conditions of "Holy Peter's' will
every Russian will give up the last
dollar he possesses. She is, therefore, a
formid .hie foe, and will not stint either
men or money in the prosecution of her
object. There is no part of the world
where her largess will be more lavishly
distributed than in the United States,
for two reasons: she can buy material of
war and pay for the fitting out of privateers, which will he done, notwithstanding the Alabama award. She can
strike Kngland, or she thinks so, in her
temlerest point, by using the United
States as her armory and as a means of
destroying British commerce. In many
of her conclusions she has shown much
acuteness and a great many of her eal
culations will be realized; but in the
main she will fail, because she calculates that all the world is ready to be
paid and humbugged. Whenever she
treats with a people or nair'on enjo/ing
free principles like her own, uutram-
meled by honesty honor, truth, cr
faintest ideo of justice, where the
almighty dollar is concerned, she will
succeed. But when she is arraigned
by nations who have a fair basis of
morality and at least a decent regard
for fair dealings, she will be tried, condemned and punished.
The Natives and tbe Mahdi.—A couple
of seditious placards were tound »t Armrit
sur the other day, signed Ahdulla, son of
Mtiund, the Arabian. Abdulla professed
himself to be sn emissary fmm the Mahdi.
"In ths North," he ssid,' "the Rajahs are
brokenhearted because of lsnd legislation.
In the East, ws have made a covenant wit!i
Prince tsi help as. On thn West tbe R^i
lians aro cominj. In the South, the itar of
religion is shining. Therefore, brothers, let
us assemble aad bind our skirts; raise the
standard of I.lam, and rid ourselves of the
lying Kaffirs." It would be whmg to attach
too much significance to incident, of thii
tort. Generally speaking, there is lets excitement among the native population than
might be snpp< led.
The Government of New South Walee are
making active preparations for placing the
coast line of the Colony in a perfect state of
defines. The lsnd forces have been doubled,
and arrangements for laying torpedoes have
been completed. Measures have also been
taken to replace the troops lately dispatched
to Suakim. '
(From oar own corrtspondeut).
Montjeral, April 14, 1885.
Siuct my bit letter, •Airs hart grown
qeite lively ttl wrer the etfAted world.
Tht Rlel rebellion in tha basksichewau is
,nr—-""g Tht.half-breeds number 2.800
mltfwell armed and equipped, tod shout
6000 Indian oarriors. Crees, Bloods, Sioux
sad P- 'Is, and other, hive risen aad are
massaos-' rathe white settlers til over the
country. Btttleford ia besieged, and ii it
fills 400 men, woman tad childiiu wilt tbsre
lase lite of tin buudred or iu who ruvs lira dy found bl'lody gravel in the North-
Weat. Fort Pi ■rtfihio hard pre ted. Its
garri in is sink', but may be able o hold
out until a relieving force arrive, to succor
tbem. Two priest, ha. t been murdered ami
several agtatl. Three ay. g columns ire on
tbeir wty from Winnipeg and Fort Qu'
Appc c, out to Battleford, oue to Bart Pitt,
ami the third t > where it can m«t Louis
Rrel himself and h'l half-breeda. A repot
wis received to-day that tin DOth Winnipeg
battalion hat been defeated near Fort Scott,
with a low of eighty killed, but tbi. news
lacks continuation. It isiumored Riel, noth
ing loth, Is marching to meet Gen. Middle
ton, ind if i'» 1 deciiive engagement may be
es.p<cted. The Government appointed three
Feasts C0111111i.si01u.-rs to go to the scene of
disturbances and treat with the rebels, bit
ree died them on Geo. Middletnn'i protest
that ill parleying should be through him,
and as it vein- he intends making his osnnon
apeak, any terms the rebels may receive will
he pretty rtaugn.      Mw*i.tiii.e   alt  Canada  is
flymg to irrms, numberlesi are the offers ol
army officers and others throughout tbe Do.
minion to raise battalions, and thoae already
equipped are being sent in hot htttetothe
scene of hostilities. The Maritime Provinces, however, do not seem to be zealous in
the cause, for although one battalion left
Halifax this week, it ia not considered
enough. Those eistern people say the west
is draining them of their money, and il now
thirsting for their blood. Nova Scntlt has
passed lesolutions of secession unless It receives better terms, and New Brunswick anil
P. E. Island are clamoring for what they call
their rights The French of Quebec are
rousiuc. themselves at length, and although
they arc Kiel partizans here and there, they
meet in secret conclave and dare not show
their head, nr hands. The United States
Government have refused to allow Canadian
troops to pass by rail over their territory,
but promise to prevent Fenians or hostile
Indians going North.
Sir John is about to ask $5,000,000 more
ns a subsidy to aid the Csnsdian Vacitii-
I'ailro.i.l Company, and on the strength of
what he feels will be granted, Sir Leonard
Tilley has borrdtrcil i^OOO.OOO from the
Rink of Montreal and City District Savings
Bank at 4 J nor cent. Hon. Mr. Carow' is ac-
cnsi d of inalfeasaiiire of office by L'Klectutir
(libra!) in receiving money for awarding
contracts tor military stores, and thn charge
i   goiierally cr ditch
The Ani;lri-ltus8iiiu difficnltvabsorbs public att'-nti rr even more than the North V. est.
It is thought England will declare war tomorrow. Mighty preparations are beilir.'
made by V'th na-ions, and it is genernlly believed a general wur is at hand. The Russians and AfgliAiis have already fought a
battle, in whieh the latter sulfcrcd a com
iilele defeat and list 500 men, wi'h theii-
baggage, Btandartla aud cannon. Th" Russians had b'-err gradually concent rating In*
side the neutral zone opposite an important
strategic po-ition call rl Pondjth, on the
hanks of the Murghuh River held hy the
Afghans. Tlur British escort, of 400 men
with Sir Peter l.um-ilcn, wns eiieamp"'!
inme. distance from the left Hank ol tin
Afghans. In the grey of the morning of
April tlur second, Gen. Kornarotf rirbanceil
his forces along the right bank of the
Murghah nrrd drove in the Aighaii pickets
A battle eiiaued with the result above stated.
The news of this overt act i*et all England in
a blnzc, and were any other man Inn Idol
stone 1'rinio Minister, war would at ouoe
have been proelaimed. Asit was, a sharpe
note was sent to St. I'otitivhurgh, but
Heaven bless you! the Russians hen' 111
world in diplotii icy. The Czar h Id up his
bands and asked, "Is It possibles?" ami th.
Russian aiiil'..ssa>l.>r iu I, union assured the
Government jt was a mistak* which wnul.l
he easily explained. "Wei!, then,"skill
Gladstone, "recall Koinnrolf in disgrriee, rind
let the Russians retire." "(Ill, certainly,
imrtniiilv," s id M. de Glerl, "I'llt it Will
take Bixte-u days to reach Gen. Komaroll."
While those jioitr pnrlrrs were pns*iiiu by
telegraph, the Oaar inpoliikiid Eoinaruff uotn.
maniler 1.1 Chief of Turk'-stan, and sent a
number nf decorations along to tht Imeglitv
victors. Troops were sent forward, too,
with ihliguiitilesuaich from Astialand, th:
1'nne r- ,11-, the Caspian, from Merv, from all
points, and orders forwarded C I. Alkau If
bi tarn Herat bv s roup «V mii'11. While
these stupendous events were pa-sing, Lor-i
I'ol!. io and the Ameer wviv forming a
treaty of ullianee at EUwtl Pindi, near tlie
frontier, and when news of the battle ar
rived the Ameer said, "It is enough; let us
march." He left at mice to command the
troops. Ninety thousand map are now gain
verging upon Quettah, the base of operations
of the English army in Alghanistan. General
Stewart is in command, and Gens Roberts
and Mcl'herson will each havo clrar.e of
army corps. The Indian I'rinccs and noMes
are represented aa overflowing in eaglness
to holp England. They ere offering men by
the thousand and rupees hy the or I lum, but
cautious old Indian officers, loo euit oris,
iierhips, 1 ry "Hewnro." The Kiiuisn army
in Central Asia is reckoned al. from !KJ,O0b
to 100 000. All England is ringing with the
notes of war anil tin- harness of preparation.
Nothing like it has been witnessed within
the memory of man. En diali shins will
■"•our 'he sins and bombard every Russian
port possible. And Russia is not idle. She
is placing torpedoes thick as blackberries
wherever she can find room for them, and
sending out cruisers to prey upon British
commerce. Both countries are paying do-
voted attention tn Turkey. IJuglnml offers
to deliver Egypt up to her if r.he allows a
British fleet through the Dardanelles. Russia offers to reslore Kara and Batoum If ahe
remain neutral. France is growing ugly.
She has concluded peace with China aiid
Madagascar, and it is expected, will hold
herself it> readiness to act. Bismarck advises Turkey to keep neutral. Italy offeiu
to replace the British garrisons in Egypt and
the Soudan so as to allow England more
liberty of sotiun. On the whole, it is a
pretty kettle of fish.
The Prince of Wales is getting alohg in
Ireland better than was hoped, and the
Nationalists are so waged tt the outbnrtt
of loyalty that it ia feared they may give
Military Training or the Volunteers.
—Tbe Secretary of State for War, on the
i-.commen'.ition of the Field-Marshal Com
manding-in-Chief, has appro ed of the attendance of 43,000 Volunteers in the North
tin District in camps of exercise in the
ensuijg season at aa estimated expense to
the Estate of nearly £24,000. In the other
military districts of Great Britain sanction
has also been given for the formation of
camps on a Isrger scale than haa ever previ-
ouily been known, the total number of men
whom it it eitimated will go under canvas
during the season amounting to no lets than
The New Zealand Government art talking
aotive measures for placing th* Colony in s
proper state of defence. Heavy guns ire
being mounted, torpedoei provided,, and a
large mosquito fleet of irnmedo vessel! is ia
course of organization.
mW For artistic monumental work tpply to
George Rudge, "Victoria Marble Works,"
Douglas   Street, Victoria.
informing the public tbat Mr 1
H5.&B;i ^lwT^**"l**-rf°.ri
whieh will in future be d'-signsud
announce that tim' are now pr»J
tolleoute, with th. utmost despitek"
business pertaining to ^^
Civil Engineering,
(In all bunt,
Real Estate
Accounts, 4
Piano, Specifications, ai
Estiinat-*-* carefully
They have on hand, Lots io
•very ptrt of the
Town, Country, tt Suburb
Throughout tht District of New \V. tmia
Most reliable information freely gives
AU business intrusted to them will r«
prompt attention.
Agents lor Canaoa Live, and Grail
Fire Insurance Co, a.
OFFICES: Wise's Buildings, Fronts*.,
Westminster. Lundb.m's Boilj
I'on las Street, Port Moody.
Try tiie "Mainland'" ^
The Bast Havana Tob.c
The  Mainland Facto
Columbia Street, New W'e«tinin.t.r,
Employs enly white labor, sad ha.in;
■reiied uwry encouragement since nu.
.is fuclon , begs a coutiuuauce ol the p.
pur. truce.
» ™ all persons aro (orbiddn to punf
from any person or persons any lot, pi
interest ill that certain scow now nwnrll
occupied by the undersign*.! and family1!
King ill the waters of Port Moody. |
T. B. s'l'IUXl
Tort Mcody, B. C, April J7th, 188if
Contractor &  Build
I ESTIMATES by Mail, ornthcrwus, j
A   iah.d on the shortest notice.
Al»", Cms tnd Specification,  male I
ui application.
New Wash Houi
sii-TO- so3sraBf
*      thnt hi 11 prepared  to rln WtJ
anil Ironing on short notice,
class order.    Cai.m Somoitku.
Laundry opposite C. P. R ,
.rid ill
Clarke Street,
Po»r 1
psttonage bestowed upon nr*
opening my Bakery, I beg to inf*
friends that I tm still prepared to 1
the custom with all articles in my I
short notice, tnd on the most liberal j
and respectfully solicit a continuanmk
JAME» ■flf
to the public that he hns *"
his new Bakery, and solicits 1 li"
of the patronage of Port Moody an<
jy!7 Between Clsrke * Mm
Ankand, Geo.   -      • Propr. P*
Arkstro;.o k Burr, -  Lun.bor M'
Brett, James,
Coon, C E.,
Clarke, J. A.,
Faxes A Co.,
Graxt, D. Bi,.
Hamilton, P. R,
Heslop, M.,
Inilkt, Wir.,
Kilet, E.,
Kellt, R. B.,
Lanou, H. E.,
Mennir, A.,
Nelson, P. P.,
Tirm., J. B.,
VtnVolktnbnrgh Bros.
Trommer, Locra
WiMt, Job.,
Drnggitt an<lgWl
.    Oen'Ll
-" Propr. Bhj
Propr. I
.     ' I*
Grocsries H
Shingle Huf*
J'^i: fcrt.flh^ %U*.
&. »•-*«* **"»• Table.
LL in*1*» • K"*"l»y*.  w diieade/fc. aad
L     i» P   -*-*■■   •I"--  '•**'-'•  r*-*   Tueedaj-,
Kj, andl S»lurd.*ra. it 6 a. iu.
*_—,*» «Bt«r1ng   If*Ins   without  tickoti, at
Pfhsrs ticket* «■• Sold, will   ba    u    i-it t.
IL " i ohaftt ot It Cants.
F*^                     M   J, HANKY,
UipoNE.                             « n.ltuat,
'osb'I M-.aM*w. J«U
jL Ouderdoak,  »•• way  contractor,
[j Eagle Pass this reek.
I Suit* at Grant'. fur $10 ami
ffinatoal City,
Lything seems to be steadily improving
^J gentlemen are having lota cleared
■rtparatory to building thereob.
llittrj.itjUof tipring Hits at Grant'*
|  .	
r-B-at dfli-rjl'tful weather ■till continue!
ukrof the day.
toftonl'i Store and get 7 plugs of
■•hr •».«». ,  *:
■tl I»ylor ACowdroy have received
gnsiciitof lumbar for their building,
reontr»ct for immediate fraction.
» Odin took leave of her many friends
i Urirjjul City on Thursday, with a
toa future abode in New Wet-tmiustor.
un. McDougall Bros., tie contractors
\ricioityot Kagle Pass, bave failed,
it railway company hun tak*u the con*
UT their bands.
mt H"U. J. W. Trutch, M. J. Haney,
frvphy and other distinguished gentle.
tsmt down from Yale in a apecial car
i notice that Mr. Henry L.mont haa
I t restaurant $i%n this week. We
he will do w 1*11 — which he doubtless
L advertising in the Uazettb.
0* days hnnce will witneas the com*
ru of the grade work at the terminus,
tipraping will, however, take some
Ik of time yet.
me Annand'a houae waa a tire for the
dime on Sunday laat. We fear ere
inleu different arrangements are made,
ill be obliged to report some losses at
i, Geo. Annand resides in the upper
of Temperance Hall. We understand
Ui purpose to build a residence forth-
, He alio contemplates tbe erection of
ciinuth shop in the near future.
.Butler at the head of the bay, is mak-
nicuinplaints against Judge Butchart
it having enclosed a portion of the
ion for his private use, whereby others
iprived of the use of the said land.
i uw mill at thia place, formerly owned
ur ft Armstrong, which ha* been sua
nt for several weeks, haa resumed oper-
under the management of Mr. John
Success to the enterprise.
i iteanu-r Otter arrived in port Wednes
nth passenger-i, and freight for the foi
g consignees: D. B. Grant, J. li
, and Taylor Bros. She departed on
ine day with shingles from P. L. Co.'s
I.—Considerable anxiety haa heen felt
«• during the paat week concerning the
"if the buildings here. A heavy smoke
iver the hny for aeveral days, while
ere by night in a grand panorama to
I by those indifferent to results.
iQotiiTs Birth-Oat.- It having been
lined that Victoria aud Naniamo in*
ilsbraitng Her Majesty's birthday in
tipeutive towns and have invited the
of New Westminster to join them
iftbitants of Port Moody have decided
1 thoir festivities on Dominion Day,
r« a general Juvitution to those towns
e public generally to participate.
■ Silver Mink. -New mines have
'nick eight miles up Scotch Creek
•rapti*-!* into Hhuswap Lake on tin
Me. Specimens of the ore have been
■M to an ossayer in .San Francisco,
though the result is not aa yet ascer-
» number of claims have be**n staked
1 recorded. Considerable excitement
to prevail in that locality.
ire in receipt of the New Weatminater
HWi which seems to be very popular
<%,  everyone   without   exception
ubsoribers who are residents of Port
We are glad to see such an under
-*«■ Well supported.    All concerned we
to be nutlets, not excepting Port
ivemonta are necessary, and Port
••*■ are equal to the emergency.
trtet from the C. P. H. crossing to
'» side of Clarke street, has been
ty the -good oitisena of the place,
'* public thoroughfare from New
jf^r to the extreme eastern salt
"■"minus, We are glad to see ao
iterprisM at home.
Sunday there were at least one hun*
«ple from the Royal City visiting
ttdy, which is conceded by them to
f°*t suterprising on the Pacific coast
■ To« weather being to suit the
the most fastidious, with a gentle
jJ*'nK* some found pleasure in the
'host to sail upon the bay, while
■joyed themselves in inspecting the
| *orks and improvements generally
erminal City.
Cow.—She was young and hand-
k'«ry Intelligent animal. She was
*• was brave; she always did her
T«n more than was r-muired from
* 'topped A. 0. Onderdonk's train
'■ ". K. Friday night, which waa the
ner death; also the cause of the de-
* train four hours the same night,
Jur miles from the Terminal City.
'aamage done. The train left at 6
teadof 5. .   '
Tj° the woods around here is doing
">» damage, even more than  the
tr*W?re °*- The smolte at tiraea is
"tat buildings cannot be seen in the
* vicinity, Monday afternoon the
0*n*d and occupied by T. H.' Anil SS,Ullv destroyed, with contenta.
« 12.50; no insurance. But what
«nstic of Port Moodians generally,
1 the sase of Mr. Anderson—he will
*T Mq-nopolt.—We hear a great
""plaint from citizens np-oouhtrv
^'"bitant freight charges, and not
"tbout cause, ei'her. The railway
ported ure f200 per ton fr-rni Yale
yorne, a distance of 123 miles.
■**>* of Yale, and others, are env
**~an» now in competition with
'' "e do not, however, join
-v others in wliolesale censure of
r'l0nk m this matter, as-he is only
* nniety-ntne fmt of every hundred
w they had an opportubity. The
w made a bad bargain, and if
y mult the blame U'es in onr booby
Anne'l with bright hopes of a ptaaeant'
and piotitahle jwurney, and an "accidbnt
fMltv," wa boarded the wp-bound train of
the Canadain Pacific Railway Ust Saturday
at 6 o'elo-sk a. nt., bound for th» frout. This
sky was o'ercast with broken clouds, from
the apertures of which shone forth the orb
of day in all the variegated hues of bis native splendor, causing tbe placid water o"
Port Moody Bay to mirror Ike evergreen
slopes and snow-capped mountain*! by which
it is environed, pi esenting a picture seldom
surpassed, or even equalled. The engine
whistled, the bell rang as tbe signal uf our
departure, and soon we hied away to the
eastward through a level tract ot dense
forest for five miles, when suddenly Omotfp
ing into the broad opuiing prairie designated
Pitt Meadows, which at this season of the
year is a picture
Tlie fire of last autumn hid denuded the
surface of its decayed vegetatiun, and the
genial raya of an April huii had brought up
a new swaul. ttretciiing out for miles away,
over which were peacefully roaming bsjraa
of fut kine and other domestic run-in*ti 11,4
uadriipL-d*-). The background in the hazy
istance rose gradually, the evor(fn»en fore-it,
which fwiiiahud a beautiful contrast Willi
the hoar-capped peaks, looming above the
average mountain range.
This beautiful tract uf country, now but
ilighily appreciated, on account of its aptitude to inundation st a period of perhaps
once in five yeara of extreme high water
will doubtless in a few year-i heroine im
mensely valuable. This change may be ac
compliMhed by tlie adoption of a proper
system of dyking aud drainage.
Crossing Pitt Kiver on a substantial
wooden bridge about 2000 feet in length, we
again glided into a forest of lighter growth,
with occasional opetting*)—some formed by
natuie, others by the hand of man -halting at
The junction witb steamboat navigation mi
Fraser River. Here our company was increased, and after a few moments delay we
sped along, nassimr Maple Ridge, Port
Haney, and Whonnock, all thriving embryos
of predicted future greatness. Arrivin at
Stave River, we again observe some tt- icts
of meadow land surrounded by considerable
comparatively good tracts of agricultural
lPand, the greater part of which seems us yet
unoccupied aud unutilised by man. The
next station, St. Mary's Mission, a romantic
spot, imp oved by Catholic missionaries wiLli
elegant structures and fine orchards, I'
latter in full bloom, emit.ing fragrance and
po'-asessing many charms. In this vicinity
lies much land worthy the inspection of in
tending settlers. On the opposite aide of
the Fraser River is situated the famous
farming district* of Chilliwhack and Sumas,
the gems of the Provinoe. Passing Nicomin,
we reach Harrison River, which is absut
1500 feet wide at the place of crossing
Thia is another station well worthy the
tourist's notice. Following the Harrison
River in canoe, he will be permitted to behold the
which it was once our pleasure to visit, and
which areauthoritively said to contain vsvltt*
able medicinal properties,    We almost for
?;ot to slate that we were permitted to break
ast at Nicomin at the fashionable hour of
10 o'clock a. m.
Passing Agazzia, Ruby Creek, and Hope
stations, we next draw up at Texas !,ake.
Here we observe a saw mill and railway
camp, aud are told that much lumber is
manufactured for railway purposes. Wl
notice his grace the Duke still in charge of
the commissary. Three miles ahead is
Emory, once famous for its placers of the
precious metals, and next as the terminus uf
the C. P. R. It, alas, Wears a deserted
look—a shadow of its former self.
Here we barely slack our speed, and a few
minutes later finds ni merging into the
ancient town of Fort Yale, founded by the
Hudson Bay Company many years ago, aud
receiving a subsequent impetus in its growtli
from the fact of its being tho head ot navi
gation on thu Frazui* River, and mainly im-
tained since the palmy Cariboo days by the
revenue derived from its being the head
quarters of A. Onderdonk, tho C P. R con
tractor in B. C.
Tiie town is cosily situated on the nortl
bank of the Frasur River, 00 miles east of
Port Moody, midst towering peaks clothed
in the eternal garb of winter, wliiLst in the
valley beneath a summer climate prevails
nearly all seasons of the yuar. Notwitb
riUtidiug railway building ojieratioiis are, to
a great extent, moved over 100 miles to the
front, with littlo other viniblo source of rev
enue, we found more prosperity hert than
we anticipated. We availed ourselves of
tho hospitality of the Cascade House, whieh,
under tlie efficient management of Messrs.
Lloyd &. Cartier, seems to maintain its original popularity. We met a numlxar of
friends liere, and devoted a few hours to
canvassing for the '*'<■.'7iV, with fair succjss.
At 7 o'clock a. in. Xuuday, wo took leave
of this enchanted spot on the up-ljound
train, merging at once into the mountains,
following along the serpentine course of the
Fraser, with only a shelf hewed out for the
track hundreds of feet perpendicular al>ove
its foaming waters, presenting a gcem< al
Winding around rocky bluffs, across deep
chasms, through tunnels and again into
openings, with towering cliffs overhanging
the train, we reach Hpuzzum, taking uu
wood and water; and moving on throe miles
we pass through what is properly named the
"Big Tunnel. It is the largest of the 23
between Hope and Spence's Bridge, being
one-third of a mile in length. North Bend,
27 miles above Yale, is tlie point selected for
tlie erection of an engine house and machine
shop for the -J. P. R. A large number of
men areembloyed here in gnu ling the ground
for that purpose.
Near Reefer's, 11 miles ahead, we espied
at the margin of the Frazer the sickly relics
of th'-i steamer Skuzzy, built a few years ago
to ply tho upper Fraser. But there she
lies a conspicuous monument of the folly of
man in attempting to navigate amidst the
rocks and falls of the Fraser river.
Tbere also may be seen signs of the at
tempt made lost March by an engineer to
lead a train of cars into the river from an
almost perpendicular height of 250 feet.
Passing Cisco, we next cross the great
iron bridge-and follow up the left bank of
the river to Lytton, a small old town at the
confluence ot the Thompson and Fra.--.ei'
rivers, and once the personification of busv
life, but now, since the niiiles have failed,
and railway 'construction has moved beyond,
the place seems to wear a Sunday-like appearance. The site, however, has some attractions, 1 miiig surrounded by romantic
scenery, fine farms, orchards and gardens,
wherein arc produced nearly every product
congenial to the temperate zone
Winding up the left bank of the Thompson River, wo reach Spence's Bridge, sometimes called Cook's'Ferrry. This is a refreshment station, and we were allowed half
an hour for dinner. At this p -int the
Nicola River empties and the Cariboo wagon
road crosses the Thompson River and follows the right bank oi the stream. Aud
here also we emerge from the timber-clad
rugged Cascade mountains into grass oovert-d
hills affording good ranges for livestock, all
of which look*-.! well. Although the grouud
waa apparently 'much in need' nf rain, the
.-tabs ldoked thrifty and beautiful.
Passing Kimball, Bosque, Ashcroft, St.
Cloud, and Pennies, we next halt at Van
Home, one mile above Savmia's. It ia tbe
end of the track, 214 miles east of Port
Moody and 36 west of Kamloops. Here
amongst a number of friends we met the
Fraser Brothers and others of this place--
all prospering finely. There is at this place
under construction a new hotel, several store I
buildings,   dwellings,  office**,   ftc, and the!
place bids fair t<- procper. At Pennies and
other point* Urge forces of utom wm*' employed in surfs.' itig the track* and there appears every pewect that Mr. Ondardonk is
bent upon completing hie work by Jane Us,
according to contract.
We b -arded the return train at 1 o'clock
a. m., and being down grade, we reached
Yale at 10.30 a.m. Cmnpeteot authority
estimated our speed at times amajrSO tdtm
per hoar, which, comidering the new and
iucoiiK-lete sate of the r ml, and curves
around in'*uutains and danger.-us looking
places, was quite f.-st en-<ugh to suit our f:-s
tidiotia tait".
After lum hing at Yal** the train movc-l
out at 11.4.'. '-'clock Nothing ■■! exciting
interest attracting out attention, we wbi'eil
iii'-st of tht- t:in** n rssurtllg. and ..rnvu<l at
the t*:nuiiiu** ut 8:30 -/clock, p. in., .tO u.in-
ut«s ahead of time.
From the r*'»>«rk toodo hy the Uoiuiui<-n
Agent no»asfnin| the Unds netir tlie t> nu
mat being so v.iuuble for s*tt)er>-, we w-ubl
infer tlmt a syi-tcm .I fa\'i>nt*.-lain would 1-e
itit-at tutuf*- tory to tJu (it-tiiiyuisticd geutlc-
i.an. Ifif would QOtmj Mm impr* asioiithst
l-tii'li- tlitT-*al>*outa ar* worth 950 per acre,
whereas the goveruisant h-* raprasenta *»[>
propriatcs a portion of thu beat and moat
lavor.ibly located Uud* of Messrs. Clarke,
tf array and others, tod al «>ws the-a from
$7 to 410 per acre—ihe same having cost
them over $100 per acre to clear! Even
■up pose tin* lands honab-Aits arc re illy a*,
valuable as some sunposu tbem to be, wh<<,
vteahnuli like to know, baa a belter right to
th' rn, or tbe value thereof, than he •■■ h" bas
settled up -u and impro.e.l the same in goo i
faith as a home.
The S' ttlcntiit Bill guarant."*". the right
tn a'-tUri! etil-.T-, of a houitslsarl uf 100 acre*
-rn Dominion lands, at tin ukii il government
pro e, $| per acre, and nliould they, on the
trivial plea, "end valnabie for st'ttlera," be
deprived uf their homes, trouble majL u W4
01i-takenot.be antn-ipated in liritiib Cb*
lumbia. We do not, however, anticipate
that forebodings of the above nr-turc sre
necessary, ami we advise our friend-* to hold
on to their lauds us iu the past. Let them
bide their time, and we trust all will be well.
The Tekminal Works snd Public Lands.
—In an intcrv . w on the train last Mond ,y
with Hon. •). W. Trutch, D-dnlnlon Agent,
he atated that, althou-.b he v-an quite as
anxious as I .y p r on <onld be to know the
purpose of the Doiniuiou ii<>veruuieiit concerning tOt'AatO of public interest, he wa:
unable to veil others what he himself did not
know. On the question of the construction
of the terminal buildings, he was at present
unable to enlighten the public. We *-<ked
him when, in if* opinion, tbe Dominion
lands Hill be open to purchase by settlers.
His nmwer did not increase our st.xe uf
krowled'e to any great extent. We next
asked bim: "Will Si.ttb'rs near the terminus be granted titles to their binds at Go**
eminent price?'' He repli-d: "I think not,
as it certainly would not be reasonable to
sell laudi fo tl per acre tbature worth $50.''
To the interrogation: "..n caae settlers on
the lands in ideation are dhall->wed to homestead the same at tho usual Government
price, what course will likely be pursued
concerning the improvements thereon?" "I
do not care to answer that question?'' was
his reply. Whereupon he hade na good
evening and retired to his private car.
Railway Nkws,—There are now two
boiits, the Peerless and Kamloops, carrying
freight and passengers between Vuu Home
and Eagle rata, fhcie is said to be unrk
n-'W for all that apply. The obstruction to
navigation caused by the ice in the upper
l^kes, Wing entirely removed, whereby supplies are readily obtained to carry ou the
work. There are 70 men at Pennic's, 0 Hides
blow Van Home, larfaofng the track, and
■60 men at Van Home completing tho work
there; 100 men at ■ herry Creek, grading, ami
over 100 men under D. Mc<Jihvray, below
Kiiinl 'Ops, constructing bridges. Mr. Luny
haa nearly completed his contract balow
Kamloops, and has taken another above.
Mr. fi Kecfer bas hii contract of grading
from Kumloops to Williams' ranch, a distance of .'iti mile-, about uompleted, Mawf-a,
Sincliuv and Tappin's contract of grading,
from Williams' Handle eastward 30 iniles, is
..yer half flnfahad. ti. B. Wright, K-q., has
a lurge force of men construcung tlie Kagle
Pase section. Major Rogers' survey party is
locating the line in that locality, and great
railway activity prevails generally throughout tbe entire line eastward.
Kind Mankokoask and his Kr\al.—A
correspondent writing from il chuanalaud in
February, to the Loudon Timft. says: Yesterday ■iiU*n.oou,8<i soon a-i our midday meal
was over, I started off with a friend t * explore the kraal. It was a twomile wilk,
ami all the beat of the sun centred on the
o.irth at this hour. Arriving at the outskirts we determined lirst to go and pay
Mankoroane, the Chief, Ot King of the tribe,
a visit, whose place wo found without difficulty—a common large hut, mado of mud
plastered together witli brushwood nnd
I'.'c.l ', and coarsely tha'ched ou the roof.
The eaves projected over the walls about
three feet, so that a Verandah was formed
round tbe hut. The entrance was through a
yard which surrounded the hut, with a wall
of broabwood levan feet high. There waa
only one doorway, into which we entered on
a smooth yard ol red clay. Here, with their
bucks to tbe wall, sat somo men, probably
the King's bodyguard. They were all more
or leas dressed, having trousers patched with
every conceivable colour and material, some
with hats, others old Oovernment helmets.
Wu walked into the hut, which was divided
in two by a low wall. The inside was lined
with grey clay and quaint figures and de
vices were made on it. Opposite the door
and close to the inside wall lay a man on a
c-uch with afolded up shawl under his head.
He had on a red Banned shirt, blue coat, very
old cord trnuaer**, and boots with cloth tops,
but no socks He was the King- At hia
head sat another person, the Queen, sitting
like a tailor, naked to her waist. Sbe had a
quantity of beads round her neck, of different colours, fr.-m which hung charms and
such useful articles as keys. The King was
sound asleep, but the Queen and attendants
were wide awake. The smell aud bad air
Were intolerable. Round against the wall
sat hia two Princesses, or daughters. Then
two men smoking. Not one of them took
tb - slightest notice of us. At last I addressed the Queen and wished her all the
compliments of the season. All then be^au
to talk except the King, who was tgill
asleep. To keep then company I took u|i
the chorus of au old Bong. Tliey seemed
delightodat this, so I gave it tbem auain,
laughing violently all the time, my friend
imploring m.- to keep qui-*t lest I should
awake tbe King and incur hia wrath; but he
did not awake We then offered the Queen
cigarette*., and the princesses, and the two
men. The nearest princes*- chewed her
cigarette.    After sitting m <st nt an hour we
f;ot up to go, and 1 nearly fell over a black
>aby lying on tbe floor, which yelled aud
W'-k*.' the King. Up hu jump d and greeted
us most wanmy, shaking hands and asking
for 'biicco,' and als ■ 'shillin.' I give him a
cigarette, which he forth with lit up, imploring me to give him a shilling. I took
out my purse aud turned it upside down and
t dropped a piece of money, fur which
both the Princesses, the Queen and all the
courtiers scrambled. One of the Princesses
secured it. and held it up laughing. We
then left,, saying ' Good-bye,' to whieh they
responded civilly."
Mr. J. K. Lydon, a Lake Cctno settler,
and latterly foreman on C. P. B. construction, having superintended the planting of
his spring crops, and leaving hia h-jme affairs
in charge of Mr. Wilson, has taken a gang
of Chinamen to Maple Ridge to complete
the miiwHV work iu that locality.
(From Our Bpecial Correspondeuti.)
for a vote of credit, said it was necessary to
have th* enure res -uree* of tbe empire weli
iu band for use sod application whererer
ther may be required, kreaae since the Ull
of KhaiVt -in haa shown that  tbe   Mahdi's
New York, April 28.
In a skirmish  with the rioters at Fi !,
Cre-ek, Geo. Middleton lost ten men killed '•
and fifty wounded.    In  the evening he r*>- !
tired to an open space on tha right bank o. j
'be Saacatchcwan and was re-enforced by a
column  from th-: other aide of   tlie  rivet |
VaUr.vns ol tbs American army who rea* I'at Wiiuit-|>cg say "tbe holiday soldier-, mm
over from Toronto will find themwl-'ei completely over-matched by tl*e b^lf-breeds, aUo
are all sharp-sbooteia and well arm   I     TfLtt
re**e!*t cannot be forcvd Ut engage iu * j*i** i.**l
battle Kiel Will li.irass tbe uro<'ps  by a well
planned system of guerilla warfare,
Lonl-o.v, April 28.
An alii a no** with Turkey has U»en formed.
In ike «v-tiit ot a war with Kuasia thu-Sultan
will send '- >.».-iVi men to aid the armiea of
Ti.'.* Rnmefa diplomatic tfmfl la Alexandria at 12 u clock on -Saturday d-sclai-ed that
be would leave at 0 in the evening. A French
man of-war left the harbor at *1 o'clock and
anchored outside the entranoe.
A handrad L-tuasiaa student* in Paris who
belong t> tbe army have been- ordured home
by the Russian (iovtrnmsnt
Tbi Ameer ot Afghanistan bas reiterated
his statement that he is competent to defend
Herat against the llusaians without any aid
from Kngland.
Tbe financial barometer in London, which
is supposed to Im* a sure sign of peace or war.
fill at 2 o'clock 011 Monday and continues to
point steadily in t,he lirectioii of war.
Bu-iuank is the director-general of Ku
ropean politics. He is now in the same po*
■ittOU oo Nj.ii d by tho great N*a|jolcon after
ait ti Dttl victory at AutturUtttt He is not
a Ij a n. It admiral, but it is curtain that his
■MMOt.oii on land unable*, bim t>. c-cuin.itiil
the French fleet. Jty telegram wi* bear of
■sued to tli* ProtuTi ■qnadroa, ba1
they huve hot l.-eeu couuter«igii'*d at Berlin.
M%W York, April 28.
At T ttische Crossing on Monday a convoy
was at kicked by the reUd.4, and twenty of
our troops were killed aud several wounded
The rebe's suffered severely antl lost five of
their Uddeat leaders. General Middle hi
has d.'.,-." ched a sqadron to relieve Ba'.tle-
The Afghans attacked the Russians oa
Monday aud won a great victory. Thoy
came down on the enemy like a whirlwind
and fought witli great resolution. It was a
hand-to-hand affair. The Hu -dam made a
stubborn resistance, but were routed with
great slaughter.
{From Our Regular Correaaoodeat.)
WktuisuTOy, April 11, 1(05.
The week has hreo a  very buay nue for
Uanantl Middleton hai forward-d to the
Guveruinent his report of the engagement at
Fish Creek last Friday, He saya: My ad
vancc scouts were Hied upon from the bluff'-*,
but we managed to hold nur own until the
main body arrived, when 1 took mensur-H to
repel the attack, which was over at ibottl
2:30 p. m. Wo have captured a lot of their
ponies, and have th ee or four baud-i, appa
rentlv Indian** or half-hre"ds, in a comer of
th • blulfi, who have done a ,-ru. f. deal oi
mischiuf, being evidently Iheir best ihota,
and u 1 am unwilling to lose more men in
trying to take them, I have surrounded the
bluff and shall wait until they have expended
their ammunition and capture them. L'jrd
Melgund joined mo as soon as he could froii
the other side of tlio river with the Royals
and Winn peg halt battery, bnt the affair
was over before they arrived. The tr lopi
behaved very well in this first affair; *h
killed and wounded are, I regrt-t to .-ay, toi
numerous. Tbe killed are as follows 1 Pri
vatc Hutchinson, No. 1 O'.; private Feign
s m. No. 1 Co ; private Emus, No. 4 Co., ail
tbeM belong to the OOtli regiment: gunner
D-nnally, A battery. Wounded—Capt.
Clark ami Lieut. Hsriiifnrd, OOthJ it-gi-
ment, Mri«na1y| Capt. Wise, A. I) (.., and
Lieut. DoOoel, A. D. C, one in the leg and
the other tn the arm, mount d Infantry)
Datvy Baker, Lieut, Druec and Capt. Ganl-
ii' r received two w.>undj, neither serious;
T. f. King, H, P, IVriiii and J. Longford,
A, ISattury; guuners Auelin and ErneA*,
acting bombardier Taylor, Sergt.-Major M.
A. Whiuncy, drivers Marrivm and Wilson,
E. (J. Maiis-'ll and pnviits C. A. Atnswnrth-
very scriuudy; Waller Woodman, tahool of
infantry, and Arthur Wats fa, very *ariouatyi
H. I), ihmu, A. .lones, 1 'oh-r-Norgt K. Gumming and R. .lones, OOtli r- giount C company; C rporal L-ith, C company, and
private Kemp, A company, s-.rioii.-dv. Opr-
poral H. 1>. Cod-, 0 o--nrianjr, private Httttt
F company, private Briickwooq, (." ooinn in)'
private W. VV. Matthews, A o-'inpany, and
private Lovell, F company. I do nut know
what the loss of the enemy w>a, but I doubt
Dot it was pretty severe, though judging
from the great advantage of their poaitlou
and mode of fighting it might be less than
ours. I shall proceed tomorrow after burying the dtjii I and sending wounded back to
Clark's Crossing, hy moving nn this side. 1
lose the telegraph lino, but I shall keep up
constant communication by way of Ola&kl
Crossing, if possible. I regret very much
the   wounding   of   my  two aides dc camp.
The latest advices are tn tbe effect that
the troops are after the enemy.
G'*n Strange haa telegraphed tint he has
sent all available troops into the Saskatchewan country west of Battluford, where the
Indians are gathering in great force. He
has learned that Mrs. Gowanlock and Mrs.
I ■• lao'-v have been sold by Indiana to half-
breeds to be held nt hostages.
A private dispatch from Geneial Middle-
ton at Fish Creek aays: "We must remain
hero a day or two more. The wounded are
doing welt. Roth aides-de-camp are im
proving rapidly. We are driving in the
enemy a cattle and ponies and are feeding on
the former. All are anxious to march fur-
The Winnepeg Froe Press has dispatches
from the camp near Clark's Crossing. IVArcy
Baker, of the Boult *n mounted Infantry,
died, his death making a total of eight, four
of the 90th rifles, two of A battery, one of
the Toronto school of infantry and one of
Boult -n's men.
The same despatch said that a messenger
arrived there and reported that 2o rebels
had been killed, among them Gabriel Du-
.tiont, Kiel's Lienteo.i.u. 1 tie impression
remaius, however, that few, if any, of tbe
rebels were even injured by the volunteers'
Supply and other teams arriving late at
night nearly got into the rebel camp, thinking the troops had gone on to Bat,'-uche
Hiving discovered their mistake, they returned and were approaching MiddleUm's
camp from the direction of the enemy's
lines, and not hearing the challenge uf the
sentrv, were tired npon. Eight shots were
tired without doing any further injury than
alarming tlie camps on both sides of the
A Toronto despatch of the 2(ith says tbat
special prayers were offered there in all the
churches for the success of the troops iu the
North-West and fur the comfort and support
in their affliction of the friends of those
The excitement in Toronto continues unabated. Two of tbe newspaper** issued special
bulletins all day, while the other two issued
free s'ipfl containing the latest news. Intelligence of the result of the battle expected
to take place on Sunday waa awaited with
feverish anxiety, as the grenadiers were
likely to be engaged.
power haa colUn-wd. England's p.s-*yesion president Cleveland, though derutdatf t*.
ol Khartoum would not pat a atup to the tsWtm or incident. On Thursday tiie throng
Blare trade, therefore it it uacb-as  to abed   tif callers was greater ibaa it haa twee hmtnt
.before, since he has occapiod the White
Houtu, aud for tbe second time he was
eoaapalted to foregu his u-.ua! daily driri.
Th" majority of htl visitors wrr-i Senator*
and memU-ii- of G'iig*"t-ss, who, not being
engaged at ;ii« Capital, ww Btv time at
Among lhe caller*-- who made formal re*
que-iU was a OOlQtoittef r*-pi64t*ntiug the
(strap*. Army of the Kepubb*. Tb»*y asked
the I'ro-ident tnnt Cnim *dd#orsbe retained
in the Govtfpn i<ent departments, holding
that th'-fr'irgauittttiou of ex-L'uiou soldiers
and sailor-- was n ni-p.rti.iau, and tltat its
'-ui-*{ obji*ct was uucouisgeineni of guod
ctiiz-fusbip, aud to secure employment (or
itMM wlio wrre oomp'-Leni, worthy and
u d, Thu Preaidaut listened, ana sent
them away well id-:.**- d with hia aasuranccs.
At the White Houae now, except 011 the
days that tbe Ctbniet holds sessions there,
it is Mr. Cleveland*! cust >m to come down
from the library at 1 o'clock to the East
j llo'.m. and shake hands with the crowd that
gather! there in anticipation or tbe event.
A great deal has been said about the matter-
of-fact way in whuh Mr. Cleveland handlea-
his enw I of callers and shakes them out
into th.: corridor again it has also been
said that be has none of the suavity of m*tn-
uer, eaiK aud courtliness for which hia prede-
uens'ir was coiiiiuendcd. lhe Fruti'lent is
u't a graceful figure: His attitudes would
not be the delight of the artist or sculptor
perhaps. And he dues nut seem to have
small talk and little phnutes at command.
I have noticed that when cur of i-fi line of
cullers present! him with a uosegay be has
to think a moment forssomethiag to say, and
lo'iks a** if be preferred the daily b-andshakiug
hour should be ueVo'lea solely to that exercise. Rut 1 am disponed to think tbat Mr.
Cleveland's manner ot receiving his giidsts is
more good-natured, cordial aud hearty than
was that of Mr, Arthur.
President Cleveland was to have held his
first general reception on last Tuesday evening. The u..rlors and Kast Room of tho
Executive Mansion were being decorated for
the occasion w en a telegram was received
announcing tbit General Grant was delirious,
and rapidly sinking. Preparations for the
reception ut otice cea d, and bulletins were
p tad i" the newspaper utfices and iu the
hotels annouuciii * the postponement. Crowds
of people, however, did not learn of the
President's notice, and when the time for
the recep ion arrived, presented themselves
at the White House gates. They were surprised aud. disappointed to he refused ad
mittauce by tbe policemen jn charge, but
when the reason wus explained, went away
admitting that the President's action showed
good taste and good Lellng.
There seems to !■■■ no doubt now that thu
remains of Geueral Crant will be interred
iu the District of Columbia. The most
probable spot is the Soldiers' Home park.
General Sheridan has had consultations on
the subject «ith prominent ohjcera of tlte
Army. It was at first proposed that the
soil of Arlington, where so many of his old
soldiers lie, should cover him. Hut Arlington is in a State. Then the crypt of the
Capitol was t-Uaigested. Some are iu favor
of the Congressional cemetery. A tomb
under the Washington Monument has been
spoken of; also a burial in the White House
lot, where a monument in full view of it,
aud near the Washington Monument, will
be erei.'ted. Of all tbe places mentioned, the
i.'apit.ol crypt and the Soldiers' Home have
received the most favor fur General Grant's
final resting-place. Upon bis death there is
no doubt that the funeral pageant which will
tak** place here, will eqUu. and perhaps excel that attending tlie Lincoln obsequies.
The Republicans seem to U- taking nearly
as deep an interest in Mr. Cleveland now as
the Democrats. Though the larger body of
them, it is thought, watch him closely, because they think the continuance of his
present course will diaafleet his own party
and improve the prospects of theirs. Onu
peculiarity of the present political situation
U tha support that Mr. Blaine is giving to
the President, whether it be considered
moral and sincere or not. Mr, lilaiue speaks
well of Mr. Cleveland and hia Administration, which he did not do of Mr. Arthur's.
And although it is 1 settled belief that Mr.
Cleveland is slower at cleaning out the
st'ibb-n than Mr. Rbiino would have been,
tbe latter applaud's the President's civil
service ideas as be. puts them into practice
Thk Cossacks.—In personal appearance,-
tbe (>--' I. is not usually heroic. He is a
clumsv man, with coarse and common feat
urea of the Tartar type, and hfc shambling
air anl manner do not compensate for hi*.
want of fine proportions. Rut bis onatage,
endurane**, and fidelity are beyond dispute,
On service, these uomi sleep iu the open air,
an I are extremely useful us pcouts; for their
predatory habits, quick eyesight, and fa
niiliarity with wide tri'ksof country, en ible
tbem to discern with great readiness the
Features of the ground tbey are traversing.
to fall unexpectedly on small detachments of
the enemy, and to disappear with rapidity
as *-■■ ii as the desired mischief has been
effected, I bey elect their own othoors, with
tbe exception of those of superior sunk, wh *
are named by the I biverumtnit. Without
bai iui: the scientific charaotep uf more regular troops, tiie Coaaacks uill always lie useful in the performance of outside duties, for
foragina and scouting, for harassing tho *d-
v.maty t Hanks, of for acting as a specie*, of
police, Since the commencement of 1S7"i,
they have been more strictly organized than
before. The active troopl are divided into
three classes, representing three gradations
of age and consequently three degrees of
proficieney; and a reserve is formed out of
the veterans, who are liable to be called 011
for service whenever war occurs. But the
Cossack is -'ill a baibarian, and is likely to
rernaiu one for many years to come. He is
given to plundering, and has not the slightest remorse in taking whatever he wants
wherever he can discover it. His cruelty
when opposed is extreme, and every country
invaded by a Russian army has reason to
dread the rapacity and savage caprice of
Cossack irregulars. These hordes from the
outlying steppes have little idea of civilization. Badly clothed and equipped, and accustomed to lives of a rough and precarious
nature, they aie apt to help themselves in
any way they find convenient, and resistance
tan then will is death, iu this respect they
-ire no better now than they were a hundred
or two hundred years ago. Primitive instincts are not easily subdued, und in Russia
there are few influences by which such habits
are likely to be mitigated or held in check.
Tbe Czar reltcd on his faithful C<*ssaeka, and
any crimes they may commit are matters for
their own consciences, which are not likely
to be very exacting taskmasters.— History of
the Ruxso-Turkish War.
blood and waste treasure ia the Soudan. In
regard to the alleged sm.Jine*>s of tbe vote,
he ftiiim i»-d the hocse tliat it is the Urges*
that, haa been asked eluce the Criuv-uu war,
and it is also cd'cid tit with the larg<- in-
creaju-s iu the annual army and navy votes.
Partbermore, he »»il to- case relates pri-
mari!* to India In ord.-r fully to sp'-:-*-
■date the responsibility, it is [••nisite to
know the eitr-nt of the tosaMft* '-tog taken
in India. The case is not one of war actual
or, p»rbapa. proximate. H" did not f*e!
called on t-o MflM tbe d.-grefc of danger;
but would -ay in regard to tit'.* sod eon tin-
gency of an - utbreak of Wot ur rupture of our
relations witli Hussia, that Her Majesty's
Govermi-eut has striken to -.nnduct ibe controversy in audi a way that i unhappily it
ended in violent rttpi 1 they nii.ht at leaft
be able tu challengv - verdict of civ-h/ed
mankind whether or mtt they had Ho-ie alt
men could do, and ■•.' ! every ju.it and bou
orable effort to prevent 'he plunging of two
inch eouutrie s into Mo d-ilied nnd d'-apaii
(Cnwrs.) The question bef 're the cum mi. ■
I.-**, b-- i-;iid. was simple aud even narrow,
although important. Our negotiations con
'inu ; but to give Parliament partial info;
mutton only wnild mislead them. Govern
ment submitted its lac's with which the
whole world is utqu.<iiit-.d. Ther** exist* abundant cause for ine W09 pre pa rations which
are bdng carrie I on. Tiie startiug poiir
was the obligation to thn Ameer, which
should be fulfilled.
The covenant made with Russia on the
Irjtbo; March was one which Kngland hoped
and l*eii-;*ed would be raoaguiaed as oue ol
tin' mo-it sacred ever made between two
great nations, und it any devia'i >n occurred
there sliould be a j-alous rivalry betwueu
the two nations to silt to tbe bottom all thai
remained in luepenev o| the bb'odv snuge-
ment which occurred on March 30th. showing that one or b-tb failed to fulfill the
covenant. Kngland considered it the duty
of both countries to ascertain bow the calamity was caused. Hu would not anticipate
that the Briti-di were rights He felt perfect
confidence in the British officers; but he
would not assume they might not have b-*eu
misled. He would not . y the| Government
possessed all the facts n! the case. They
possessed all f.:cts which created an hnprefl
sion adverse to those formed by the other
part of the covenant; out they would not
deviate from the t-.tpc.e-t principles of jub
tice by anticipating tbe ultimate issue of the
fair enquiry they were desirous of prosecuting. The cause of the 0-dliaion is perhaps
doubtful, but it is certain that the Russians
were the attacking party, and that the
Afghans suffered in life, spirit and repute.
Knowing that the blow has been struck at
the cr.dit and authority of our ally we are
unable to close th** book and .»y tv ■ will nol
look inLo ii any more. Wc inu-t do our bi st
to have justice d 'tie in this matter, and I
can assure you there is came for war prepar-
.vi -ns. He h.'p'-d the bouse would not di -
lay its os-ieiit, winch would propagate here
an! elsewhere ' b- idea tbat'there is some
Indecision in tlie mind of Parliament, where
as he believed tbat 00! he tr* and a sole pur*
po-e animated them all. He b<dieved that,
reserving absQlute liberty to judge of the
conduct of the Government, lho people of
Kngland would go forward boldly to meet
deminds of justice and the call of honor.
At the conclusion of the speeub, the de*
1 very of which occupied one hour, the
audience broke into loud and prolonged
cheers. Mr. Gladstone was listened to witu
deep attention and his word.-; created a
profound sensation. The opinion in the
lobbies is that Gla latouc's speech shows that
war is inevitible.
In the House of Com.in ms ou Monday,
Mr. K.ba Ashni d Bartlatt, Conservative
a-ike I whether Russia had withdrawn from
the uudertakingto 11 t occupy Herat. Gladstone answered '\\u.' The Cabinet sat
tour hours and twenty uvuiitc--.
I mm inee qn in ti tics of coal are l-eing
shipped to Cape 1'o.vii, 8outh Africa, for the
us** of the British arm :d cruisers and men
ot-w.ir in tbe event of   au oiubreak ot war.
A Speed il desp btch from Tirpul says: "Tlie
Russians occupy Akhcltepc and an; acf.iv--ly
at work making a military road from Pend
;eh to Her.it.
Tbe Government has accepted the offer
made by .Vow South Wale-- of their contingent now in the Soudan for nervioe in India
or olsewhera as uny be required by the
military authorities.
The Berlin N'utioii'it BeUung says'that
1 'viiiain* remains neutral iu the present
crisis iu t.ie relations of Knglandayd Etu-tai i,
and that no request had been received for
bar mediation. Tne Zeitung also denies that
the Caar wro.e to the Emperor of Qecmany
declaring that tlie chauces fur peace had
A special despatch from Berlin to the
Journal d'* Ihh-tt*, VvivU, itateS that Gel
many ts not disposed 10 become a mediator
between Russia and Bugh n I. Tbdespatch
als 1 states tliat Russia even refuses aruura*
tion as a means fir the settlement of her
present differences with England.
The Government troop, an returning to
Suakim. Orders have been received to
withdraw from the Soudan.
A Cairo despati h of April 28th, says or
dan have been issu-'d for the withdrawal ot
all troops from Wudy Hafa.
Four torpedo lioats lying at Sbeerness,
Kng., have been ordered iuto commission for
immediate service.
The Ameer Abdurrahman is nephew of the
late Share Ali, and uncle of the ox-Ameer,
Yak-'oh K.-ihn, who was deposed. The true
Afghans inhabit the block of country extending eastward trom the Khyber Pass to
•lellal'tbad, ('.bul, Runk.n, and from that
a lUttiwards to Ghazni. Kxtcnding from
Central to Northern Afghanistan are a brave
race called Ha7/.ras, who are certainly distinct from the real Afghans. But perhaps
the most vital race distinction in the Afghan
dominions is that which prevails between
Afghan Turkestan and Afghanistan proper.
A li-"* drawn from a point about forty miles
north of Herat we. wards and past the
northern portion of tbe district in which
Gabul lies, on to the Peshawur frontier, will
■-on-, .-.pioni roughly wicn the mountains
known as the Paropamiaus and tbe Hindoo
Kin posh. From the northern slope ul the
mountains to the Kiver Oxus the country
forms part of tlie Cabal dominions. But
the population is principally Turcoman, or
of Tureomau stock.
If their discipline were equal to their
bravery the Afghans would make capital
•-■■I ii.-i ■*. Hut the Soudanese have shown
ho.v formidable even undisciplin d hordes
i.-an make thcm**clves t> ciuli.-<»l troops.
Thr re has been much imp*-- vameut in the
Afghan army since Share All s time, and ea
pt-ciajly since Abdurrahman's accession. Up
o the reign id Shcre Ali's predecessor the
army consisted of levies supp i-.d by the
feudal chiefs. Dost Mahomed began ten form
a regular army, which, at the time of his
death in ISim (wheu his son, Shere AH, l*e-
gan his long tight for the throne), was composed uf   13.000  regular infantry,  several
In the House of Commons on the evening
of the *.!7th inst., Mr. Gladitone  iu moving
TiftTar-K Tkrt.—If you witahto test tht
qua ities of a man's religion, do not follow
him to chute!), where he must put on the
garment of pious observance, but visit him .
at the shop or counting house, and murk the
spirit by which he is inHu-nrced in his dealings with his fellow-man. If he regards
merely his own interests, aud, in securing
his own, invades the rights uf his neighbour,
__,,- _. , .-o   .,. —   it would be small unciiaritablenese to pro-
regiments nf cavalry, aiuI about eighty nouncc that man 110 true follower of Him
guns. Counting irregular levies and regular who said, "As ye would that men should
troops, Shere Ali must have had at least 1 do to you, do ye even so to them." Pro*
from forty to fifty thousand men under anna feasors of religifm sometimes strain to think
when the last war broke out. But the mili their religion too pure a tUiuii to bu brought
tary resources of Afghanistan are not con- down iuto the sphere of trade; bnt a mans
fined to the standing forces. In Afghanistan ' religion is not worthy of the name if it is
almost every man i*. a fighter, and consider-' not able to stand the ordeal of his business1
ing that the whole population, including —if it does not accompany bim in his daily
that of Afghan Turkestan, is supposed to , avocation.s, and lead him to sacrifice his lust
number very nearly five millions, it is clear of gain whenever it would prompt him to do*
tbat the army might easily be enlarged. what would injure his .fellow-man.
I ■
The Sutlej, line if the traat Itreams of
British India, is probably the .wiliest large
nv»r ill tlie world; it his t descent nf ll',-
000 feet ia 180 unlet, IB average of 67 feet
ptr mile.
In erring; his daughter 1750,000, the Duke
of Bedford gives her about half s year's income. Hi. rural pr.'Derty yieldi thtt sum,
md he owns an iiirliniiti rMtrVrl  in London
as well.
TV Khedive nf K^ypt will  send his sons,
' l'i nice Abbas Bey and Prince Msliomet   Ali
H,y, to Kngland in May  neit.    They   Mill
remain in Ixindon   some time,   and   may   be
educated in England.
A fieib iuvttion of tbt rights ol the mb-
jrs.t, ii reported frost i'arii, where tho Prefect
of Poire baa drawn up a decree absolutely
pfohibiting tlie dtalay of red banners.
' The MwUpstUer Medical thinks that
.L' tier or not smoking il au exciting cause
•f cancer, tbe uso nf tiuarco often preiervei
peonle' Irnm contagious ili*or,len.
Mme. Adrinctte I'alu hat just died at
Saint Pierre de la Martinique at the age of
121 vears. She had a distinct recollection
of all the principal events of the French
Tbs nilwiyi iu Kiiuland are severely if.
ftctcd by tbe geliural tltpre.iiou. People
dun't travel, because tliey can't aff-rd it.
Frtt-clsu ptsseiig'rs rirlu third, tnd third-
clasa passengers hide under the seats aud
dodge the ticket collectors.
The eldest son of Mr. Walter of the Times
wai drowned in • pond in hi. father's park
after his return from this cmiutrv. Tbe
eldest by his second mirriage died lately in
The important of whole -ome potable water
for cities is shown in Vierrns. Since tbe introduction into that city of water drawn
from the Styriati Alps a constant anil very
considerable decrease has been olis'Tved iu
stannach and int'-stinal troubles, aud cases nf
typhus fever have become rare.
The Medical Times thinks '.here is "something anomalous in an age which is at one
time charged with oiiltivnting muscle at tlio
expense oi mind, ind at another with forcing
i tbe brains and neglecting the bullies of the
rising generation." A ju.lici.ua care of
ls>tll hrain find musole would be a outnoi.in
sense solution ot the ilillinnity.   .
Cardinal' Newman has just celebrated his
84th birthday at the Birmingham Oratory.
'He is enjoying a second yortth, and shows
nu amount of vitality quite surprising In
those who some little time ago were anxious
ahont his health. He-said mass at 7 o'clock
on the morning of iifs birthday, and later
received visits from a nuuitVr nf his friends.
The inhabitants of St Petersburg consider themselves fortunate iu having bad un
avcrago winter death rate nf only .'to per
1,0Q0 of population. In London, where tlie
rate has been recently 111.5, thia would ha
thought epidemic. The usual rate for the
Russian capital ia 40 to 45.
■ The B/ilU>tinde /'Association Selentijuiue re
ports 4,1100 deaths from lightning stroke in
Francs between the years 1SH4 anil 1889.
About twice the number were seiiutsly
wounded, and five times as many Were
struck. The hot years were the most fatal.
Since 18(14 there has boen no death from
lightning in tho Department nf tho Seine.
The Nil.in of Hyderabad will attend the
Colonial Exhibition in Loudon next year.
*' T'tps young gentleman, who is fabulously
wealthy, spent at the Calcutta oxlnliition last
year at the rate of £1,000 per minute.
Fortunately, however, for Iris purse, he only
stayed twenty minutes.
In June last the Lancet aaid of Gen, Cordon: "His life is as, great a mystery us bis
character. His physical endurauce iu the
desert would bs dilhcult to understand in a
strong man, but iu a man with angina
pectyris, and with a horror of meals, it is
simply a kiud uf miracle."
The very remarkable statement is made.
in the MeiUi-nl Times tlrat Dr. Fleischl of
Vienna has discovered that the hydrochlur-
ate of cocaine administered hypoileri.iically
iu doses of from one-twelftb to one-fourth
of a grain will cure morphinism, alcoholism
sod similar habits within ten days.
All the fast American liners takon by tbe
Government are to be converted into cruisers,
but they are in addition to be lirt. .1 with
transport acciiiiiiiiiiliitn.il. Vessels of the
Oregon, America, Ai'i/ainn, Alaska, and
Ktruria classes will each receive six ten-inch
broech-loading rifled guns, three machine
guns, and a torpedo, snd electrical equipment. They will carry gunners' crews numbering 250 men each, nnd a tornedo crew
specially instructed. Cruisers of the second
class are to carry four ten-inch guns each.
At a recent royal drawing room recep
tion in ].-.iii!"ri jlilnirk wan the pri'Vnif-
lng coinr. The Princess of Wrtlea
looked much butter in her sombre toilet
(which Hei offline magnificent diaimiiiils
very well indeed) than in thu white
dress which she wore at thu first
drawing room. The Queen was arrayed entirely in black, huvinv ilis-
cardeJ the » bite veil she lias hitherto
worn for one uf black tuillu, and wire
only jet ornaments. Princess Deutrjee
was in mauve and violet, am) displayed
many more diamond, tban sbe has ever
worn before.
The ecntiimic il habits of the Heathen
Chinee are notorious, anil they ure well
illustrated by a correspondi'iit who writ-
ting front Tien-Tain, Huyt: "i'he Chinese
infantry soldier is naid once a mouth,
when he reoelvetthret)anil a hulftaels
of silver. This sum, whieh is equtl tn
•bout $4,75, is given to him in scrap
bullion; and during the night preccd-
iliiiv* each pnv day the paymasters are
busily engaged in weighing out silver
and making it up into neat little pink-
ages for distribution As soon as he his
obtained his sharv. the soldier takes it to
tbe nearest shopkeeper or money changer, who, in return for it hands bim 3.50
copper cash, the aggregate weight of
which itas much ara liuurinconveniently carry. Out of this the soldier has to
keep himself in food and clothing; and
the pay cannot, therefore be culled excessive. A Chinaman however, lives almost exclusively upon rice, a month's
supply of which costs a good dual luss
thau 1,00 cash; and many a private
not only supports a family upon the hai
ance of his earnings, but puis by a few
hundred cents in cash every month.
it is recorded of an eminent Anglo-
Indian barrister that, alter having narrowly watched the demeanor of the
occupants of the Treasury bench in the
House of Commons under question fire
at a highly critical conjuncture, of for-
eigii politics, he muttered to himself,
and to the extreme surprise of his next-
door neighbor under the gallery.
"What a pity it is I hat'he beggars wear
boots ami stockings!" Tothe inquiries
of his friend—a stanch Ministeriaiist-
asto his meaning, he returned evasive
answers, and it was only upon reference
to a professional colleague ofthe learned
gentleman's that the mysterious utterance wasexpiained. The eminent advocate, it seemed, was accustomed to
attribute his marvellous success in the
cross-examination of native witnesses
to his practice of intently watching their
naked feet. His experience was, he
declared, that the workings of an inventive imagination, though they might
leave no trace whatever on the trained
countenance of the Oriental fabulist,
were .ilmost alwavs to be detected in the
twitching of bis toes.
It is said to have been a rule witb
Ninon de 1'Encloe whose skin was the
admiration of beholders to use rain
water exclusively.
Onildren grow taller, it is said, during in
toots sickness, tuok is fever, the growth of
till bones being stimulated by the febrile
Among the 1,200 laws regulating the
French press hi one centuries old,- which
threatens the proofreader with death f r
even   one blunder.
The great Catholic family of von Aruim,
which stand, at the bead "f Ihe aristocracy
of Brandenburg, has »ithrli-,wu intoa. elusion
since Pnnce Hi.muck hounded oue of ita
ui .'labors into his grave,
M. deQuatrefagea slated recently at a
meeting of the aiudeutie del Sciences
that iu .-ei.ei!.uiliia the inoculation of
cattle against pleuro-piieuinnnia and
amall-pox had been practised for centuries.
A s-ilid silver li.iluslrsde, which had
"toial iii one ofihe Mexican ohiirchet
wince tire time of forte*, was torn ilu'vn
mil long ujo and taken to the mint,
producing over sixty thousand silver
C'lffee miide wiih distilled water is said
to have a greatly   improved   ar a.    It
seems that the mineral carbonates in
common water render the lailiiin uf the
cdfoe berry siIiiIiIk, lint the drug will
not dissolve in distilled water.
A French writer slates the vibrations
caused bv a moving railway tram a mile
distant may make the use of delicate
astronomical instruments impossible foi
the time being. It is BUggeiled that ud-
vautige might lie taken ul this fact by
railroad eiimpanies to detect Ibe approach III trains in time to avoid possible collisions.
ll issaid that the Custom House hooks
•if Oisirlo showed that in one year there
were but 150 pipes ami 10 hogsheads of
wine I'Xprirtoil. 'ibe bonks of tbo
fJueiiisey Cnsiuui [foots for the mine
year, however, showed an importation
nf 8,S4S pipe! und l'l-5 hogsheads of
Oporio wine for London consumption
In the 0//zvlte it Thirupe/itiijue.\)r. Vail-
lant claims tn have cured two eases of
hydrophobia, which Int'! reached the
convulsive stage, with uo nlkaloid
taken fion lhe seeds of a tree iu liKen-
oiia in >i uih'America. After complete
tests' uru guide, (he full (fetalis of the
discovery will be given to the1 public.
-Much symputhy was felt when the
Oiiarrlsweiii.olf Irmii I. mlmi laluly foriaiil
bir Thomas (Hailstone, iww in Ins'.nit h
year, who lately lost two daughters in
one week, und ivas present to see his
only s ui go oil'to Kgypt Sir.Thooi'is is
a Tory, ile is Mr. Gladstone's only surviving brother.
It is seldom that an accident contains
more elements of groteKqueness than
ihat which befell a (i'riiian -it Oskosh
lie tupped a maple tree with un tn
antl then Inserted a wedge. Stopping
to sip the oozing sap. bis nose-became
inserted in the slit in lhe tree. The
wedge then became dislodged and his
nose wus caught ns in a vi«e. It was Iwo
hours heforu ho was discovered and
Tlio llioh Sheriff of Worcestershire,
England, this year is Mr, Perrin, of
tViirceslcrsiiire sauce celebrity. He
wus fur ncrly a member of tlie chief
druggist fjrui, I.ee A Ferrln, in Worees
ler, but Ihey sold the business to devote
Iheir energies exclusively to lhe sauce,
which piiys much better, yielding Oil an
average river $200.OHO a year, allhoiigh
so extensively pirated, especially in
the United Stares.
The Dirtttoat Home publisher, a proposition from two Italian duirlors, who
agree to "eat such a quantity nf gelatine
conliiiniiu- the comma, bacillus as a
scientific commission may consider sulFi-
eient to induce the diseuse." They
ask lira! iheir names be 'tout n senrel
from nil except 'I hi mem hart of the
commission, uud that their fnmillies be
taken care of in ease of death, all accident which they by no means ex
The Gmvtte des HopUaUx tells of a sailor
who having met with au accident which
deprived him of a molar, applied to a
siirgeO'Tsoine seventeen hours afterward
fo "huve the tooth replaced.
It appeal** lhat no cases were on record
of a tooth retain ing vil all ty fnr more than
four hours after separation from the
jaw, hut the surgeon succeeded in the
operation through hia wise precaution
ofsoaking the tooth in Winer. Th"
hint is a good one in these knocKing-oiit
Referring to the willingness of tbeOjibeway
Indiana to tight in defence of the Briti-h
Empire, the Kev. l'alitoh Qunhung Chase,
hereditary chief of the tribe, ami a missionary of the C'oloni'it and Continental Church
Society, at u meeting ut Yor , England,
spokeol the part the tribe talk ill the
Uritish battles in North Am'lieu iu ISC'ami
1814, for which his grandfather, then chief,
Wan presented with a medal. He added
that if the tribe were called upon NOW they
a mild rise, young and old, to a man, and be
ready to march at n day's notice.
Them 'ii tho! tin-Missis ippi has cost millions
from first to last. Il is a greedy m .nth and
will swallow greenbacks about as rapidly as
thev cm be printed, With all the money
spent on this great stream it aupears that
entire is now imminent danger ol the deflec-
ti m of the river into Bayou Atcliafaluya.
by which it would reach the Gulf verv much
siiimer than at present, This would ruin
New i irk ans, leaving her high and dry as
an inland town, aim some of the richest
territory of Louisiana would also Ire permanently submerged.
The coiTi'Hpoiidutit of the Iaamlon Times,
writing from the advance post of the
British army in the Sou-Inn says: "The
\ i,",:- -lain tube more like wild beasts than
human ht-ing.a. Bvtll women ami children
light iu their ranks, oud when our.men
sought to afford aid to Home of the enemy
who could not walk the latter crawled toward tbem with tiicrr spears between their
leeth, striving even yet to slay a Kutilr,
These traits somewhat diminish the sympathy which we should otherwise fiel for
such brave antagonists. Were their fero-
ciry shown in the Inrat of liattle it would
be excusable, but these wtvtclies hours after
were an mated by a fiendish desire to injure
those who sought toreli.'ie their sutftrtngs.
Even the nobler unimals have some idea of
giatitude, and Arabs must henceforth bo
regarded in the light ol the most savuge ol
the worst ile crrptiori of beasts of prey. The
fact is tbey are maddened iutj brutality by
In a lecture on the use of camels iu
war, delivered in laondin the other day,
Lord Napier of Magdala said that a
s rong, well-fed camel could carry 360
pounds; including two riders, and even
400 |Hinnrla; but there must be great
care in padding thu saddlu for a sore
back tends to uiinermine the constitution ofthe animal. No animal should
be intrusted for driving to any one nut
thoroughly accustomed to the work, and
the rem scat should be taken by soldiers.
The men, too, should have a few lessons
in camel riding, They should be inst r cted to sit loosely in the saddle, nnd
tn allow their movements to fall in with
those of the camel, as by so doing they
would add to their own comfort and tbat
of the animal. To sit tightly and to grip
withthe knees, as on horseback, pro-
and gave a less secure seat. In the actual
clash of arms the camels should form
the bulwark of the square, and the
inner part ofthe square should he protected hy the fire of the soldiers, who
could have the bodies of the
for their protection.
Mitt Stiff
Port Moody, B.  C.
rpHE UNDERSIGNED, .uccew.r to the
JL late W. C. White, is now thoroughly
esublsli'il at thu Terminus, sud, hiving devoted htl life to In* tiade, is prepared to
supply the public with the h st work iu his
liue to be had in the province.
Clarke Street  Port Moody,   B. c.
O-EOIR-G-IE  Ji.1jT3XJil.N1D,
Murray Sirkkt. Fort Moody.
1     his old friends and tlie guueral public that he in prepared to
furnish guesta with
and desires a liberal share  of tho patronage of the  traveling public.
DI. HESLOP, - - Proprietor
A compl-jte Htouk of
Drags and Patent MediciiiBS
«»yPrescription* carefully dispensed.
The Cash Tailor!
Lvnnht tiQtr.Ri, New Westminster
Hai opened out Ids FALL 8I0CK, and is
now prepared *;o execute orders.
S T O R» e:i
Boots & S;i:es
From an Infant'* Shoe up to n Man'*- 1.
Repairing Neatly Executed*
HtKh08i "lurkf"   Price
naif) n>-
Fred.    Eickhnff
JCJiry   Goods
BOOTS &    HOlS,
Of First-Glass Quality,
Moderate   ItateS'
Coiner of Front   and  Begbic Stiecls,
Grocery   and
Crockery   Store,
1   iu his line, which he offers
And hi respectfully solicits tht patrontf-s of his friends,  and general  public, assuring
•sTTwo Doors West of Coon'a Drujj Stor.-, Clarke Street, POUT MOODY.
This Great Bousehold L
cine ranks among the
lug bxceht-ai let, oi l.in
The.-   UniOliijPills i uri'i hi
Jli'l ..CI   lliot.1  IrOv.l'tfull'.  'CI  'IK
iii he
II ■
Billiii.-'l Room,—the lutrer tire Iliindsoiiiest Room
in the Province, furnished Wi h the finest CAROM and POCKET TABLESever imported.
The BAR will lie provided with th.'bctt bl
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
THE RESTAITPw\.NT is now oprn to the puhlic; it ia conducted on the most
modern improved principles liy a tirst-class Cook.
VICTOrllA.    ■
Under   the   new  Oitiiellows'   Hell
Has commenced business in
Stone Building,
Where  he
will keep on hand
Stock  of
t first-class
Adapted for the Market.
Suitei   fnr Pirlor,   Dinine-room or Bed
camels I room may be obtained at short notice. It
R.  B.   KELLY, ■ ■     - Proprietor.
in annotUioiiiK ihut tho House is now completed with oVbry convenience for tlie traveling public THE TABLES ine wil supplied
with every in ficlo in season, nnd THE BAB is proriileil with n wi 11-
selocted Stork of
LIQUORS  &  OXC3--a^I?,S.
THE BEDS are well aired, and the Stabling is ext«nf4va and
the best of Feed  always ready for Horses.
It may be well to remind visitors that this Hotel )p within n few
minutes walk of the Railway Wharf aud Station, and juat at the terminus of the new road
Guests may depend on receiving every attention and a hearty
welcome fmrn the nudorsigned, whose lonu experience is a guarantee
of everything being comfortable and satisfactory.
TO PERSONS WISHINii TO BUILD,   the   Company   are   now  prepared to offer
special inducements in Lumber ami Material ol all kinds, including,
Doors, Sash, Mouldings and Finish
The Company va ish to draw special attention to thoir stock of
Thi« Department is cnilutti'd on  tin-  moat impmvt-d   principle.*.      Ul the \stett
designs  are produced in the clioiceut inaU-riul.
Persons about to  Furnish  Hotels are strongly   recommended  to
visit the Mill, as special prices are accepted for large purchases.
nl IIOWEl.S. lii'i'* "<x
lyoi l'i t'e-e flr-a" II s 1N
IfrL.     I Ii   ,     ii' ■ ut'-rin l'i.
i.i-.i a fii.'i v i ni' *yi)
t.i,« ou ii". 'i rii  »L
■ me in |>    n i '.<    I. .'ii. ,1
-full,  etfiina. I.    II     I        fi
ii l"ii.   |.,« "l   .!   ..H'   .     l'i
AMll.V    III I'll  li   I,.II.       I
lis searching and lit
li opoi lies tre ki
throu,- h ut tbu l\ c;
i   in.-1 ure   I n.\u I.Kl.>,la
uld Vi Guilds, Sores and D
i- .in   uf  -liLi-   r-r-i* p<IJ.    I   • fitl'l
>!■■* on llie i cL-k  iinl e\ •-•>)   At -i 11
''i m i) Kl kiitll .'1, Ui it1
' >uu' i*. -*iirt «vt-ij A I li --A. rm
*r <iii<->, Ab i 0utO»4 • il.    i'ti-'iiH
hid u»ti k.od ■.( -KIN !'iS
"Vt-i   In fn i.i.o* ii Hi ft..!,
ll        '   ll X    -tut   l'ltllll.t*|lt     ill-'
-in ti
Wi OXfitOW STUKF.'    I'Ah
•ud   r-    .o A  l.y  hI   v ti.'in* o
'irot t-ii'.nt   (..■ civiliz* l. Kn i ,wi
or ii*.t-   ii     nn s'    »*iy  hiik hu*
I ii      1    ile .\UrkH ..( to* m
■»iHf   'a-l*      lit      U|   ilW'l. Ill'ii' ■,
br mj:i..'-' itn   Hit i-i« Pne**o i<
- |t ih*- A»>ttt on ii ' 'outlier i-i
i- ur<in«uiiltHl.
[$' P rchBHp n -hi.ul''  "oi- ii
ll.    I'OIH     1,(1   HftXtfOt      li il'    <-
33, tirnord    tn > i. l.< ii«i<ii r! m
P. 9   HAMH.TO
Barristrb-at-I aw,   NoTAKt
SoutrrroR and ArniRiiry Rial
AlHiNT    and    Cotmtn.
aVaEv1.rrm.3r Strsst.    -   -   Port
everv tection of Port Mo
Su hurbau L its,  by tlie Acre,
ailjaoeut to the Port Mnody i»>>'l
L-ni'ls  for sale  nu the \"rtl
having   water   frontage
HariMir,  finely   sitiitta.il
Alio, Farm Lands of su|i«ri'ir|i
on faroralile terms, in Ne* "
Carefully  nropareil Maws »n'i
hlhittll, ll'i.l tht  fullest in ."Hi"'
11I. It Mr. Hamilton'! •'If'"-
that he is constantly receiving from Europe shipments nf ch'.ice
Wines,    Spirits,    Liqueurs,
London and Dublin Stout,
Williams, Clarke St., will please settle
thtir accounts by the lit of March, otherwise
they will be placed in the bauds at an Attorney, for collection. Necessity compels me
to make these demands.
bert J. Armstrong has ceased to be the
Manager of the firm of Armstrong k Burr,
Lumber Merchants, Port Moody, and his no
authority to enter into any contracts, or do
any act on the part of the firm.
f    Port Moody, Jan. Mil. '85.
To Rriokmakers.
Manufacturers and a
' most Iieain<ifn1 spots In •*?
there ire ittoKhiiistible bi'ds
adapted   for   the   manufaiture
Then is plenty of' wnter po*"
mill, Ind any i|iiaiitity of f«il "
bricM.    For s Woolen Mill It-
well   ailanted:   the    Btreains  «
thr 'Ughnut the year, anil thij*-
p iwer to ilrive  machinerj.    '*
Bloelletfi anil  land-li-fked, «>p
has any effect on ihipping l)'"1!
For ptrticnlii-i apply at
m22 THI'*
nvtf W:8TKIH«-
al^x-phEups  ^,
C1NITY  with Soda*.**
sweet), Ginger Beer, Glng«'J
rilla;    Lemon,   Raspberry.  »
Syrnpi: Ettence of Ginger:    "■
turet, etc.
0»D««S    JrWM    TBS
rfflW***    1^,
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