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gnoiBiui-U-ttiou. addressed to
r*. B. XjOO-j.-it,
Fort Mooily.
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rill receive prompt attention.
VOL. 2.
NO.  34.
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Port Mopdy.
I look one of them in my hand,
opened her eyelids, and passed and repassed the candle several tunes hi'fure
ber »ye», but it produced no apparent
effect. Neither the eyelids blinked,
nor the pupils contracted. I then touk
oot my penknife and made a thruai
with the Oi en blade, as though I intended lo plunge it into her right eye;
it seemed as if I might have burie I thr
blade in the socket, for the sh ,ck or re-
liaiaoce called forth by thealteaipt. I
took her haud in mine—havir g for a
moment displaced my wife—and found
it damp and cold; but when I suddenly
left it suspended, it continued so for a
few moments, and only gradually resumed ita former situation. I pressed
ihe back ofthe blade, of my penknife
upon the flesh ai the root of the nail (as
every one knows, a very tender part),
but she evinced not the slightest of pain.
I Bhouted suddenly and loudly in her
ears, but with similar success.. I fe I at
an extremity. Completely baffled ai all
points—discouraged and agiiatad beyond expression—I left Miss P in
tbe care of a nurse, whom I had sent
for to attend upon her, at the instance
of my wife, and hastened to iny study
to see if u.y books could throw any
light upon the natme of this, to me,
new and inscrutab'e disorder. After
huntii g about for some time, nnd Iind-
ing but little to the purpose, 1 prepared
for bed, determining in tho  morning to
send off for Miss P 's mother, and
Mr. N from   Oxford, and also to
call upon my eminent friend Dr.
D——, and bear what his superior skill
and experience miijht be able to suggest.
n passing Miss P 'h i'.ioiii, I stepped
in to take my farewell for the evenim..
' Beaulif-1, unfortunate creature I"
thougnt I, as I stood gazing mournfully
on her, with my .audio in my hand,
leaning against the bed-post. "Wba*
mystery ia upon thee? What awful
change has c nue over (heel the gloom
of the grave and the light of life—both
lying upon thee at one I Is ihy mind
palsied as thy I ody? How long is til*
st.te to list! How long art thou
doomed to linger thus on the confines
of both world,,, so that those in either
who love thee, may not claim thee?
Heaven guide our thoughts to discover
a remedy for thy fearful disorder?' I
could not bear to look upon her any
I nger; and after kissing her lips, hurried
up to bed, charging the nur.e io summon nie the moment that any change
whatever   was    perceptible    in     Miss
P ,    I dare   aay, I   shall be   easily
believe!   when I  apprise the resd'T of
the troubled   niglu that  followed ►uch
a   troubled day.     The   thunder-g*r_roi
itsiilf, coupled   »iih the   . r_diciiom of
the day, and   apart from   its attendant
incidents thut have heen mentioned, was
-atculated to leave an   awful anl   permanent impression on onn's mini.   "If
I   were to live a century,   I co-Id nor
forget it," said a   distinguished   writer,
in a letter   tome.    'The  thunder and
lightning were more   appalling  than I
ever   recollect   «iine,siug,  even in the
West Indies—that region of storni3 and
hurricanes.     The air  had been   long
surcharged vcitti electricity; and I pre
dieted several days beforeiiand   lhat we
should   have a storm of   very nnu.ual
violence.      But   when   with   thia   we
couple the strange prophecy thai gained
credit    with   a  proiligioua    number   of
those one   would   have expected to be
above aueh things—neith. riuore norless
than that the  world  was to come to an
end on that very day, and the judgment
of mankind to follow, I say, the coincidence of the event, was not a little sin
gula.,   and  calculated to inspire common   folk   with  wonder  and fear.    I
dare say, if one could but find them out,
that   there   were   instances of   people
frightened out   of their wits on the occasion.    I own to you   candidly that I,
for one, felt a little squeamish, and had
not a little   difficulty   in bolstering up
my course with Virgil's   Felix quipotuit
rerum cognoscere cattsas." ic.
I did not so much Bleep as doze in-
teirupte'.ry for the first three or four
hours after getting into bed, I, as well
as my alarmed Kuiily, would start up
occasionally, and sit listening, under the
apprehension that we tii'aifl a shriek, or
some other  auoh sound,, proceed   from
Miss   P 's rooiri     The   image   of
the blinded Boxer flitted in fearful
forms aboul me, and my ears seemed 16
ring with his curses. It must have
been, I should think, between two and
three o'clock, when I dreaiueJ that I
leaped out of bed, under an impulse
sudden as irresistible—slipped on my
dressing gown, and hurried down stairs
to the (jack drawing-roooj. Oo open-
ing the door, I found the room lit up
with funeral tapers, and the appaiel of
a dead-room spread about. At the fur
ther end lay » coffin on trestles, covered
■wi''!**- long sheet, with thfl'1-gure of an
old woman Bitting beside it, with long
streaming white hair, and her eyes,
bright as the lightning, directed towards
me with a fiendish stare of Exultation.
Suddenly she rose up—pulled off the
sheet that had covered the coffin-
poshed aside   the lid—plucked  out the
body of Mrs*--? ,  dashed it   on the
floor, and trampled upon it with apparent triumph I' Thia bortit dri-am
awoke me, and haunted my waking
thoughts.   May   I never   paBS  such a
I rose from   my lied in the morning,
feverish an.l unrc.ie-.hed; an I in a few
minutes'   time hurried lo Mi sP '»
room. The mu-tarJ applications to the
soles of the feet, togeiher with the
blisters behind tbe ears, had produced
ihe usual local effect*, wi.hout affect n_
the cumpiaint. Both her pulse an I
breathing continued calm. The only
change perceptive in the col .r other
countenance wasa slight pallor aboui
the upper part of the cheeks, and I
fancied there was an expression about
her mouth approaching to a smile.
She had I found, continued, throughout the nielli, motionless and silent as a
corpse. With a profound »i(>h I took
my seat beside her, and examined the
eyes na rowly, but |>er-eiv_d no
chan-*e in them. What was* to be
done? How was she be be roused from
this fearful—if not fatal lethargy?
While I waa gazing intently on her
features, I fancied that 1 peroeived a
slight muscular twitching about the
noBtii:*-. I stepped hastily down stairs
(just as a drowning man, they sav,
catches at a straw) and returned with a
phial of the strongest solution of ammonia, which I applied freely with a
feather to lhe interior of the nostrils.
This attempt, al-o, was unsuccessful as
tjje former ones. I cannot describe the
fe "lings with which I witnessed theBe
repeated failures to stimulate hei torpid
sensibilities imo action; and not knowing what to say or do, I return, d to
dress, with feelings of unutterable despondency. While diessing, it struck
me that a blister might be applied with
success along the whole couise of the
spine. The more I thought of this ex
pedient, the more feasible it appeared;
it would be such a direct and powerful
appeal to the nervous system—in all
probability the very seat and source of
the disorder! I ordered one to be sent
for instantly—and myself appli-d it,
before I went down to breakfast. As
soon as I had despatched the few morning patients that called, I wrote imperatively to   Mr.   N , and   to   Miss
P 'a moiher, entreating them by all
Ihe love tliey bore Agnes to come to her
instantly.     I    then    set   out   for   Dr.
D 's, whom I found just starting on
his daily visits I communicated the
whole case to hiin. He listened with
Int rest to my statement, and toll me he
had once a similar caae in his own
practise, which; alas I terminated f dally,
in spile ol the most anxious and coin-
bin d efforts ofthe elite of the faculty
in London. He approved of the course
I had adopted—most especially the
blister on the spine; and earnestly recommended me to resort   tn galvanism
—if .Miss P should not be received
from the lit before the evening —when
he promise 1 tu call, and assist in carrying into effect what he reeommen ed.
"Is it that beautiful girl I saw in
your pew last Sunday, at church?" he
inquired suddenly.
"The   same—the   same!"   I replied
with a sigh.
Dr. D continued silent for a moment or two.
"Pool creatu e I" he exclaimed with
an air of deepcnicern "one soheauti
full Do you know I thought I now
and then perceived a very remarkable
expression in her eye, especially while
that line voluntary »as playing. Is
she an enthusiast about music?"
"Passion itely —devotedly"—
."We'll try it!" he replied briskly,
with a confident air—"We'll try it!
First, let us disturb tlie nervous torpor
with a slight shock of galvanism, and
then try the effect of your organ." I
listened u, the sugg"Slioii with interest
but was not quiets.) sanguine in my expectations as my friend appeared to
In the whole range of disorders that
effect the human frame, there ia perhaps
not one so mysterious, so incapable of
management, as lhat which alllieted the
truly unfortunate young lady whose case
I am narrating. It has given rise to
infinite speculation, and is admitted, 1
believe, on all hands to be—if I may bo
speak—a nosological anomaly. Van
Swielen vividly and picturesquely
enough compares it to that condition of
the body, which according to ancient
fiotion, was produced in the beholder by
the appalling sight of the Medusa's
ii tlio|, ami
lily who w.s the subject ofthe 'i,-
"r.l.r, »a- seized with toe lit »l.-n lir
J  bi»j.s ami .nn-.ed   ould-  fir-t
''.She was   employed in
«a_   paaaiaj   the  aomttm thru
ii ib; ni w. ich p -in m -In- iniiu     |
•..'iui"   rigid,   eshibfdof,    in I   rciv
|,le sine   form, a figure   of   deaih-ljke
sleep, bey-Mid th** power of art to iiuitit-.
or the   iina_iii_iii,n   to ci,...ive.    Hei
tn ehead   u,- , r.-ii",    h,r fi-ature. per
feci y uompo I I.
Tba pal-ii. ss. of her color — her
breathing being also s.iiri'.-ly jht
i'p' ililo at a distance—operated in
rendering the .imilitud'- to marble
iiior.- exact and striking, Tin- poaition
of   the   lingers, hands,   and  arms was
altered with difficulty, but preserved
every form of flexure ther acquired.
Nor were the muscles of thn n__k exempted from this luw; her head main
i.i-iy situation in which the
mild place it, as firmly as   her
dismal night again!
"Saxifici Medusae vultns."
The medical writers of antiquity have
left evidence of the existence of this
disease in their day—but given the most
obscure and unsatisfactory descriptions
of ii, confounding it, in many instances
with other disorders—apoplexy, epilepsy,
and swooning. Cel-ms, according lo
Van Switen, describes such patients as
these in question, nnder the terlm
"al/onili," which is a translation of the
tide I have prefixed to this paper; while
in our own day, the celebrated Dr.
Cullen classes it as a species of apoplexy
at the same time stiting that he had
never seen a genuine instance of catalepsy. He had always found, he says,
those cases, which were reported such,
16 be feigned ones. More modern
science, however, distinctly recognizt-
the disease aa one peculiar and independent; and is borne out by numerous
unquestin-lable cases of catalepsy, recorded by some of the most eminent
members of the profession. Dr. Jebb,
in particular, iu the appendix to his
"Select cases of Paralysis ef the Lower
Extremities," relates a remarkable and
affecting instance of a cataleptic patient.
As it is not likely tbat general readers
have met   witb ihis interesting   case, I
hu'id i
"Upon gently raising the eyelids,
they immediately closed witl, a degree
of spii.sni. 'I'he iris contracted upon
tin* i_|i|ii",acli of a candle, as in a state
of vigilance. The eyeball itself was
slightly agitated with a tremulous
motion, not discernible when the eye
lid had dnereniled. About half an
hour after iny arrival, the rigidity of
her limbs and statue like appearance
being yet unaltered, she sung three
plaintive songs in a tone of voice so
elignii'ly exprssive, and with such
affecting    modulation,   as   evidently
pointed out how much the most powerful passion of the miml wns oonoerned
In the production of her disorder—as,
indeed, her history confirmed. In a
few minutes afterwards she sighed
deeply, and tin* spasm in her limbs was
iniinediately relaxed. .She complained
that she could not open her eves, ber
builds grew cold, a general tremor
followed; but il, a few seconds, recovering entirely her recollect ion nnd
powers of motion, she entered in a do-
tail of her symptoms, and tin; history
of her complaint. After she Iiml dis
coursed for some time with apparent
calmness, the universal spasm sud
ilenly returned. The features now as
sinned a different form, denoting a
mind stron.ly impressed with anxiety
and' apprehension. At times sh"
uttered short and vehement exclama
tions, iu a piercing tone of voice, ex-
pressive of ihe passions that agitated
her mind; her bands being strongly
locked iu each other, and all ner
muscles, those subservient to Bpeech
excepted, being affected with the same
rigidity ns liefore.'1
But tba most extra irdinary case on
r".o..i is one given by Dr. Petetin, a
physician of Lyons, in which "thi rentes
were Iran i/errti to lhe pit of Ihe stomach
and th- en,Is ofthe fingtYi and lots—i. e,
the patients, in a state of insensibility
to all external impressions upon the
proper organ of sense, wen lie ver the
less capable or healing, seeing, smelling,
and tasting whateVflr was approached
to the pit it the Btomach, oi the ends
ofthe tiugi'i's and toes! The patients
are sairl to have answered question.
proposed to the pit of the stomach to
have told the hour by n watch placed
there - to have tasted food, anil imell
the fragrance of apricots, touching the
purt, ' Ac, Ac. It may be interesting
to add that nu eminent physician, who
weul In see the patient incredulous of
wlmt he hud heard, returned perfectly
convinced of its truth. I have also
rend somewhere of a Spanish monk,
who was so terrified by u  siidihii sighl
which he ci untercil    iu (lie Asliinas
mountains, that,   when several   of bis
holy I'i'.'lliiTii,   whom he had pr ided
a mile or two, came up, they found him
stretched upon the ground iu the fearful condition ofa cataleptic patient,
They curried him buck immediately to
their monastery, and he was believed
dead, 'lie suddenly revived, however,
in the midst of liis funeral obsequies,
to the consternation of all around him.
Whon he had perfectly recovered lhe
Use of his faculties, he related some
absurd matters which he pretended to
have seen ill a vision during his
comatose state. The disorder in quest
ion, howiivcr, generally makes its appearance in the female sex, and seems
to be in many, if not iu most instanoes,
a rcino'e member of the family of
hysterical affections. To return, however.
Oh returning home from my daily
round, in which my dejected uir was
remarked by all the patients I had
visited, I founrf no alteration whatever
in Miss P .    The nurse   had failed
forcing even arrow-root down her
mouth, und, finding it was not
swallowed, was compelled to desist,
for fear of choking her. We were,
iherefcre, obliged to resort to other
means of conveying support to her exhausted fi-nine. The blister on the
spine, from which I had expected so
much, and the renewed sinapisms to
tire feet, had failed to make any impression! Thus was every sueeessive
Attempt an niter failure! The disorder
continued absolutely inaccessible to
the approaches of medicine The
baffled attendants could bot look at
her, and lament. Good Ootl I was
Agnes to continue in this dreadful condition till her energies sunk in death?
What would become other lovert—
of her mother? The*0 considerations
greatly disttrrbed my peace of mind. I
could neither think, read, eat, nor remain   anywhere   hut in the
Dr.   I) made   his   appearance
soon after dinner; and  we prooaedrd at
0001 io    tb» riHiu,    where   our paUaM
lay.   Tbooffa a little paler than baton
bar features w.-r-placid as th,,-.- o. il,.
iliiselh-d marble. Notwithstanding all
she had suffered, and the fcurfuj
situation in which she lay at that moment, she still looked very U.autiful.
II, r cap was uil; di„| |„.r ,.j,.|. auburn
hair lay negligently on each side of her,
upon lire pillow. Her forehead was
while as alabaster. She luy with her
head turned a little on one side, and
her two small white hands were clasped
together oner her bosom. This was
the nurses arrangement; for, "poor
dear young lady," she suid, "1 couldn't
bear to see her hud ..might along,
with her arms close beside her like a
corpse, so i tried to make, her look as
much asleep as possible!" The im
pression of beauty, however, conveyed by her symmetrical and tranquil
features, was disturbed as soon as,
lifting up tin* eyelids, we saw tbe fixed
rtaro of tin* eves. Tliey were not
_!as,v, or corpse like, but brightas those
of life, with a little of the dreadful ex
pression of epiiep.y. tffm raised her
in bed, and she, ss before, sat upright,
but with a blank, absent aspect, that
was lamentable and unnatural. Her
arma, when lifted and left suspended
did not fall, but sunk down again
gradually. We returned her gently
in her recumbent posture, and determined at once to try the effect of galvanism upon her. My machine was
soon brought into the room; and when
we had duly arranged matters, we
directed the nurse to quit the chamber
for a short time, as the effect of gal
vanisin li generally fonnd too startling
to be witnessed by a female spectator.
1 w i.-,h 1 hud not myself   seen it in the
ease of   Miss P !    Her color went
and came—her eyelids and mouth
started open—and she stared wildly
about her, with the aspect of one
starting out of bed in a fright. I
thought at one moment that the horrid
spr-ll waa broken, for she sat up suddenly, leaned forwards towards ine.
and hei mouth opened as though she
were about to speak!
"Agues: Agics! dear Agues' Speak
speak! but a word' Say you live!' 1
exclaimed, rushing forwards. Alas!
•be heard ine—lie saw me—not, but
fell back in bed in lier former state'
When the galvanic shock wos conveyed
to her limbs, it produced the usual
effects—dreadful to behold in all cases
-   but agonizing to   me in   the case of
Miss P . Tin' last subject on which
I hnd seen • the effects of galvanism,
previous to th,' present instance, was
th" body of an executed malefactor;
ml the .'issflCnft'oiis revived on the
present occnMon were almost too painful to bear. I begged my friend to
desist, for 1 saw the attempt was hopeless, and I would not allow her tender
fraini to be agitated to no purpose.
.My mind misgave mo for ever making
the attempt. What thought I, if we
have fatally disturbed the nervous
system, and    prostrated  the   small  re
mains of strength she bad left I While
1 was torturing myself with sttcb Eeara
,,r these, Dr. laid down   tin   rod,
with a melancholy air, exclaiming.
"Weill what ;.t to 1"' done now? 1 cannot tell you how sanguine 1 wns nlsiut
the success of this experiment! * *
Do Ton know  whether she ever   had a
lit of epilepsy'" hi' inquired.
"No not that I am aware of. I
never heard of it, if she had."
"Had she generally a horror of
thunder and   lightning/"
"Oh quite rhe contrary! she felt a
sort of ecstasy on sueh occasions, nnd
has written some beautiful eertee during tlnir   continuance.    Such    seemed
Just Keceived I
'pHI.  r.VI.KKSliix*..) reetomtoAm te
f'iriiis the citizens of I'ort Me-xly sod
ii'int».y than he has juat received a large
and rsHM ar*»urtinelit of seasonable
Boots and Shoes
Ready-made Clot
Having Iwught the above Stock for CASH,
I >m prepared to aell at the lowest
Vegetables and Ms
Contractor & Builder
ESTIMATES hy Mail, or otherwise, furnished on the shortest notice.
City Brewery.
..■•'■:, 1,1 islmient, is now supplying many
-uatomers in the city with a tir»t-cla_a'
.uality of
Lager Beer,
Which he furnishes in Kegs and Bottles at
Victoria prices.
The Beer will lie left at the houses of
patrons free of charge.
. Pi.1i rs left with COON', THE DRt'OCisT
will he attended to at the same ratea.
informing the puhlic that Mr. A. J.
Hill, C. 10., has hycome a member of oiir lirm,
whicli will in future be designated
U0W8E, HILL & RICKMAN i** to
announce that they arc now prepared
to execute, with the utmost despatch, all
boalfaew pertaining to
Civil Engineering,
(In all brauelie**/
lightning itself
think her sight
1 shall  here   transcribe   it.   The   y*njng I where,   alajil toy   presc-ic-? wju* so irn-
ratlicr lier hour of inspiration than
"Do you think the
allccted her? - Uo you
is destroyedl'
"I have no meansof knowing whether
tho iinninliility of tilt* pupils arises
from blindness, or is only one of the
temporary ell'ects of catalepsy "
Then she Is'lteven. the projihecy,
you think, ofthe wdrld's des'ruction
on Tuesday/''
No—I don't think* she exactly ie-
lined it; but 1 mm sure that day brought
with an awful apprehension, or, at
least, a fearful degree of uncertainty."
"Well — between   ourselves,    ,
there was something very strange iu
the coinciilenoa, was not there? Nothing in life ever shook my firmness as it
was shaken yesterday! I almost
fancied the earth was ijuivoi-ing in its
sphere I"
"It urns a dreadful day! -One I
shall never forget! Thai is the image
of it," I exclaimed, poiiiting to the
poor sufferer —"which will be engraven
on my mind as long as 1 live! Hut the
worst is perhaps yet to be told you;
Mr. N—i-, her lover, to whom she
was very soon to have been married,
he will be here shortly to see her——"
"My God!" exclaimed  l>r.  D ,
claspiug his hands, eyeing  Miss P
with intense commiseration
fearful bride for him!"
'I   dread his coming—T   know not
what we shall do!    And   then  there's
"Why, what a« cfccuinulat.ion ef
shocks and miseries!— it will lie up
setting jr_D I" said my friend, seeing my
Real Estate
Accounts. &c.
Plans, Specifications,   and
Estimates  carefully
They have un hand, Lota in
every part of the
-••What i
c'hamber, **i8trasse<* 'PI****"™
(T> he Continued,;
Town, Country, & Suburban
Thronghont the District of New WertmiWiter
Moat reliable information freely given.
All burriness intrusted to them will receive
pro*m_)t at-enticm.
Agents for Canada Lite, sod Gca«dsai»
Fire Ikspka.vcs Co; 's.
OFFICES: Wiise'a Buildings, FrotrtSl, Jfew
Westminster. Lundbom's Buildings,
Donglaa Street, Port Moody. al_
mother, poor, old lady!-Ivor I ha***- *-#_„.UST.CAL INSTRUMENTS, 4c.,
.ton t« and espect almost hourly':" CAR-UTM.* Ar paired.
C ARE V nU.V lir PAIRED. ,
First*fIte tfwluw.i ship Smniai
Eaois Ctoca Sny, Cor.cmuA St., K. W,
—- Cjit $ort Ittmfaj ©ajttte.
On Tuesday morning, at 7:1.*) o'clock
the steamer Enterprise left her wharf
at Now Wes'minster, with forty pas-
s'*ngers, tifty head of cattle, the mails,
and a small freight in boxes. At 2
o'clock she was within ten miles of
Victoria; there was no foe, no smoke,
and the man at the wheel could see five
mileB of clear water before the prow.
He saw the Kit lift approaching, and
both steamers were going at full speed.
A collision was inevitable, because tho ,
two men at the helms appeared to be
• completely puzzled. The Enterprise
went this way and that, and the Kithet
did the same. Two men meeting suddenly on tho sidewalk sotnetimes make
such movements as the steamers made
on this occasion. One of the men
moves quickly to one side, and the
other, at the same moment, moves to
the same side; they are aga-n front to
front; again the same movements are
made, and then one stands still and the
otlier passes. The Enterprise had
changed her course the third time,
when she was struck by the prow of ihe
five Kithet and almost cut in two. In
minutes a majoiity of the male passengers were in the water, but the ladies
waited patiently to be taken oil" in
boats. One or two Ohinamen and forty
head of cattle were drowned; the mails
and treasure were saved, but the bores
went to the bottom, and part of the
wreck was towed into Oadboro Bay.
Tlie "Colonist," in a leading article,
says—"British Columbia's representatives have done well at Ottawa; they
have secured the passage of an Act to
restrict the influx of Chinese labor, and
they -have preserved the manhood
suffrage privilege in the Franchise Bill."
That is mere gabble. The $50 tax will
not exclude the Chinese; and Sir John's
servile majority dare not disfranchise
thn man of this province. The whole
system of legislation practised at
Ottawa during the last session is merely an illustration of corruption. There
wns no legislation for the public good
mul then-lore all the representatives
behaved badly.
Of Victoria, tho "Colonist" says—
"Yesterday (last Monday) at noon the
masse, of accumulated filth in the city
were just boiling under the rays of the
sun, and the air was impregnated with
a foul odour. It is a wonder that half
the population are not down to-day
with the cholera * * * 8trangers are
beginning to feel alarmed."
It is surprising to see how Victoria,
like New Westminster, always selects
the most good-for-nothing citizens to
act as Town Councillors. The modern
Town Councillor never thinks of the
public interest. He believes the whole
duty of man is to take care of his own
town lot. Victoria is a sink; but the
slopes of New Westminster may save
it from the insignificance of the Town
' Councillors. Two days' heavy rain
wnuld carry all the filth of the Royal
Oity into the Fraser, but if there is no
rain for two weeks the stupidity of the
Town Councillors will produco a
The Dominion Parliament stands
prorogued; and if it were never to meet
again the loss would be little. Before
the representatives retired they voied
themselves a large sum for expenses.
_r.--.00 to each man as an a'dditional con-
... ilation. "Who cares for the people ?
They were born to be taxed." That is
the maxim of every modern knave.
Tlv hon. John Kobson came np by
the Kithet on Wednesday morning,
nnd went up the river with what is left
<>l tin, $25,000 given by the local gov-
••iiiiui'iit to be used by him as bribes to
.i"ciii'i' his election. The influence of
.iii haranguM have diminished in pro-
pnrtion to the suras taken out of the
I a;. 1 le began with $25,000, and about
Uf7,000 are left. In a week he will
discover that the people of this district
cannot be bribed with their own
Tho Governments of Europe have
been   watching the political  situation
"•".ii England with keen oyes, and seem
to forget that Whign and Tories are
patriots; all thoroughbred Britishers.
Lord Salisbury has declared that "wc
cannot leave Egypt to anarchy and—
to France." And Fi-ench Statesmen
are   astonished.      He    believes   that
' ? I £*ei?oc'ations are carried on by Russian
I (Statesmen with an earnest desire to
arrive at an amiable settlement; hat,
he will not trust to treaties or agree
ments, and speaks like a British born
•rant-when he says: "Our main reliance must be upon preparations skilfully devised and vigorously and
rapidly carried out for the defence of
our frontier in India. Our bulwarks
shall not only extend to the frontier,
but shall stretch out far enough to arrest the Russian tide for ever rolling
to its base." Bravo! my good Lord
of Salisbury, you are worthy of your
noble ancestors, and fit to lead the
chivalry of the United Kingdom.
The Press of England, Scotland and
Wales are unanimous in declaring that
a la a- to facilitate the purchase of Irish
,*y'J|Jlft-»- by Irish tenants-at-will is
necessary; and that a law to secure
small patches and low rates for day
laholtffs in Ireland must also be made.
_lw*iiwW Lord Lioutenant has given
notice in the House of Lords that the
leader of the House of Commons would
' immediately introduce these useful
measures. If the Irish land question
were once settled every sensible Irishman would be ready to declare—"the
United Kingdom is my native land."
Every British subject who is supplied
with a moderate quantity of common
sense must see very clearly that the
three Kingdoms are destined to stand
or fall together.    The old Irish song is
full of truth.    This is a  translation—
1/ I Eoirla'i- jttal give on the land, my dear.
A Dd we'l gi v-. ber th* he ,rt aad h-nd, m. dear,
With her red tTo-a unfurled,
SI.e cau laugh at th<* world.
When Pa-d; Is __-r_lii_ ibe throne, uty daar.
The Bank of Ireland has refused to
assist tbe Muuster bank and Parnell
has issued a ukase. He says "the
bank of Ireland is endowed with extraordinary powers; that it is a foreign
corporation whose notes the Irish peo
pie should refuse to take." The result
of this declaration may be au attempt
to Boycott the bank.
A statue to the memory of the late
Lord Frederick Cavendish was raised
in the Town Hall square in Barrow,
and bears this inscription from Shake
"Lore  t'.yselr laat; cherish U>oa- h, art* that
hate thee:
Still lu thy r ght haud carry gentle Peace
Tu   all n.'e    ■ iivlmit    tongue.,     b,  Jast snd
loar not:
I..1'all III  ends ihint aim's! at be thy cnuntrv's,
Tiiy Owl's and tnita's: then, if tlt-u fairest.
Tliim 'ait'Akt a bloas il martyr."
The noble lord had noble friend- and
they displayed great taste in select ng
these lines, which are magnificent illustrations of the spirit that lives iu a
man who was born to rule.
The Russians have occupied the pass
of Zulticnr and there is much anxiety
in ministerial minds. It is certain this
news will create a sensation in London
aud throughout the United   Kingdom.
At a conference held in the Mansion
House London on Monday several
noble lords spoke in favor of State
directed emigration. Cardinal Manning referred to Bcheine introduced to
his notice by Sir John McDonald. It
failed because the mother country and
the colonies had not joined in the undertaking. He believed that a well
managed system of state emigration
would be an advantage to the mother
country, to the colonies, and the emigrants. Such a system he would define
as the expansion of the mother
The' Hon. H. Tinch Hatton was
glad to see so widely representative a
meeting assembled to discuss what he
regarded as the most important question
before tlie country.
It is quite possible that the Great Republic will b; at war in a month. Prcsi
dent Cleveland and his Cabinet have
resolved to release at all hazards the
American citizen Santos, who is no. _
prisoner in Ecuador. The American
war ship Iriquois has been sent down to
Guayaquil, with sealed orders to be used
in case of refusal to release Santos. Bul
Chili has one good war ship, the Esmeralda, built in England, and is the ally of
Ecuador. Chili recommends her friend
to defy the (ireat Republic, and Admiral
Lynch of the Esmeralda, says: "In case
of ho-tilioes I engage to levy a heavy
tribute on San Francisco and the cities
of the seabord." The Washington correspondent ol the Boston "Traveller"
says: ''The ordering of the Iriquois to
Guayquil partakes of the order of bur
lesque. although ii might be a dangerous
travesty sliould Lynch lake it ino his
head lo attack ojr puny warship.
The crops in Oregon and Washington
Territory are perishn._r.or want of water
If the dry weather continues ten days
longer, more than half the crop will be
lost The fruit trees are perishing and
the pastures are very seriously damaged.
Of the Canadian Pacific railroad the
"Stock Reporter" of S.in Francisco savs:
"It will revolutionize the system of
American roads that have an interest in
maintaining western traffic. It has be
hind it Ihe immense support of Brinsh
capital. There is nothing in distance,
in c imate or in the character of the soil
to prevent it from being a financial and
political success. San Francisco, in iis"
small self sufficiency, may pooh pooh
apprehensions of ihe result of a struggle
with a railroad backed by the lliinsh
Emtire, but it should rather cast earnestly, about for means to make good the
loss this new competitor will certainly
Telegrams from New York, Pittsburg,
St. Louis, Ch cago and Philadelphia
announce the heat of the weather as
fatal to hundreds ol persons. In New
York last week the number of dca'hs
from sunstroke was i8_. In several
mills at Pittsburg all the hands had to
quit work. At Chicago the hogs and
cattle have perished in hundreds—broiled alive. The hot weather there will
cause an increased demand for tin. In
Philadelphia the thermometer registered
ioi J in the shade.
Of bogus journa'ism the "Oregonian'
says: " I here is a aeneral lone of un-
happiness in the circles of bogus journalism. It is much more prevalent than
it was. The brethren of the "guild"
are becoming testy, captious, waspish
Well, bunko games, bogus journalism,
and all such things, flourish most in
periods of inflation and speculation, and
least when money is scarce and hard to
On Friday last Mr*. Anna M. Niles
brought a suit for divorce against her
husband in Oakland. He is a real estate agent by profession nd a loafer by
occupation. Her grounds of complaint
are that he is worthless and lazy; that
he ca led her vile names; that he takes
their only child, a boy aged four years,
to saloons, and teaches him to drink and
swear, and lhat he is not fit to be any
woman's husband. A great many love
matches are finished in the divorce
courts. If we may judge of matrimonial bliss by reports of divorce cases in
American couns, it is safer to die an
old maid than to live as a wife.
Ex-Governor Letand Stanford, Of California, has just given two million dollars as a free gift to the Leonard School
of Sciences at Cleveland, Ohio.
At Chicago on Sunday, the Socialise
and Anarchists held their annual pic
nie. Two thousand men paraded, and
some of the banners were oome by the
-wives of the leaders. One of ihe banners bore th s inscription: "We mourn
noi so much for General Grant as for
the little child who was starved to death
We have often been been twitted
with a proneness to write about Port
Moody—a failing, if it may be so
called, that we readily admit. Wc are
naturally much interested in the progress of this city, aud we are unable to
discover any other source of prosperity,
in any way commensurate with the
value of property in New Westminster, than what we may expect by
the development of Port Moody. Many
of our citizens are intercst<*d to a great
extent in real estate at the future
terminus: their success will be ours.
Port Moody is further inland than this
city; hence, we can always look for a
considerable traffic between this city
and the great port. If, for example,
the terminus could be fixed at English
Hay, wn could not expect any traffic
beyond the mere passing to and fro of
a few of our own citizens; anything in
the way of business would be lost to
ua forever. The terminus would be
supplied direct, from the east or Victoria; the communication with the last-
named city would be daily; there could
be no need for steamers between this
eity and the present capital, because
our own citizens would prefer the
rapid and regular communication from
English Bay. We should have no
Bteamers to the Sound, because
persons arriving could be sure of
communication by way mtttke terminus,
and the quantity of goods required
could lie always obtained at a large
city as cheap as tbey could be imported.
The rCBult would be that New Westminster would dwindle down in importance to the status of a fishing
village. Now let us look at the oilier
side. Supposing—and wn have every
right to suppose—that Port Moody will
be a very large city. Our chief citizens
would be wealthy. They, having
means, would endeavor to sustain the
importance of New Westminster, and
would encourage such enterprises as
would inure the greatness and wealth
o,' 'he city. A combined effort would
be made to secure the construction of
the railway to the boundary line. There
are many reasons why this would be a
most profitable enterprise The United
States mails, passengers and freight
for the whole of the Province would
come through that way, aud this city
would Wonie. a distributing point, lt
must be remembered that steamers to
all parts of the Pacific would be plying
from Port Moody: the means of com
munication with one half the world
could be obtained at that place, and
this city would be the place always
made for on the way to Port Moody.
Tho United States innil- to Australia,
China, Japan and the East Indies would
no doubt come this way, because the
steamers would be regular from
being subsidized by tho Dominion
Government, in the first place, and
next, from the fact that through
freights will be accepted Lay goods and
passengers to and from Europe and
the various ports on the Pacific and
Indian oceans. We have no doubt that
a bridge over tho Fraser would ulti
inately become necessary, hut railway
ferries would be utilized in the meantime. There ure many reasons why
the Canadian Pacific Railway might be
chosen in preference to the American
line, even to go east. The time would
be shorter, and commercial meu would
adopt it, as by that means they could
transact business in tho Dominion and
reach New York or Boston as soon as
they would by their own lines. Trav
elers for amusement, or tourists, would
take the Canadian Pacific by way of a
change; the communication would be
so easy that it would be like a continu
ation of their own lines. So far as our
steamers are concerned, we sliould npt
only retnin what we have, but doubtless have large additions to Victoria,
bi cause the Frisco steamers would
cease running to that port: travellers
coming here, and taking the steamer
down to the Island. All freight would
also pass through hero for Victoria
traders. But, if the Hudson Bay route
is discovered to be practicable, then
this city would be the grand starting
point for Europe, because, travelers
could reach Europe more rapidly by
way of this city than from any point
on this continent west of Baltimore.
It is believed that travelers can reach
Liverpool from Port Moody in less than
fourteen days. From the foregoing it
will be easy to understand that, with
thn adoption of Port Moody as the
future terminus, this city has a great,
future before it; if it were possible to
make the terminus at English Bay, the
knell of our greatness will be rung,
and we shall dwindle down to insignificance. Strange to Say, that all tiie
misfortunes that ever befel this city
have in some way been mixed up with
honest John. He was the great moving
spirit in urging the disbanding of the
sappers and miners who were stationed
here, taking ten thousand dollars per
month from the city.   He betrayed our
citizens in the removal of tlie capital,
because they were thrown off tbeir
guard by his pretense of advocating its
retention bere. But hig achievement
in the way of giving it its death-blow
is in his efforts to make money out of
his Coal Harlcr property. He has
even endeavored to induce our citizens
to sell their squares aud open spaces in
order to give a bonus to the C. P. R.
Syndicate towurds the construction of
the extension to English Bay. Happily
for our citizens, they ure at lust awakening to the malign influence of honest
John, aud he now stinks in their nostrils. His very name creates a feeling
of repugnance, and everyone will hear
of his fall with absolute pleasure, as
the passing away of an evil spirit.—
Mainland Guardian.
Hall's Hair Renewer]
Prof. Matthew Arnold, L L. 1).,  hu
cline-1 the offer of a llaronetcy.
A severe shock of earth-juakc was felt in
Calcutta the other morning.
There Mere nine new caseB of small-pox
leported in Montreal on 22nd inst.
The anniversary of the fall of the Bai tile
was brilliantly celebrated iu I'aris.
A Papal Consistory has been appointed
for the 27th of July, wheu six cardinals will
be croated.
Guzman llarimevo, the most important al
the bandits infesting Matanza, Cuba, has
surrendered at Colon.
The German Consul at Zanzibar has lieen
recalled. The English have established a
perfect understanding with tho Sultan.
A soldior who bayoneted a citizen to death
during the Waterford riot recently, has
been committed for trial on a charge of
A despatch from Athens to the Temp*
Bays that -ireece has abolished ber consulates in Turkey Iiecause the Porte refused
exequaturs to several Greek consuls.
The Chinese recently ordered the expulsion of the English traveler Dagleish from
Yarkand. The Governor, having at.ted
hesitatingly in the execution of the erder,
has been punished, and Dagleish has been
forcibly expelled from Yarkand by the Chin*
ese authorities.
Senor Villaverde has been appointed Minister of the Interior, and Admiral Pezuela
Minister of Mariue; otherwise the Spanish
Cabinet remains unchanged. The above
appointments were made to till the vacancies
caused by the resignations of Senor .Romero
y Kobeldo, und Senor Antequeray Ilobudilla
from the ottices named.
Reiwrts of cures come from the Shrine of
St. Anne de Bemipre, near Montreal, one
being that of a girl who had been dumb for
fourteen years, and who, it is said, can,
since her visit to the shrine on Monday,
name any article shown to her; the other
that of a girl who went to the shrine with
the aid of a crutch aud cane and was able to
walk home with the aid of a cane alone.
At Kye Huuse, Hertfordshire, Catholics
attacked some Orangemen who were cele
brating the battle of the Hoyne. Clubs and
stones were freely used on both sides, and
many of the combatants were badly hurt.
The police force was insufficient to restore
order, and tlie riot was finally quelled by the
intervention of tho priests.
The utter inefficiency of the torpedo Iwats
now in use in the Uritish navy was again
demonstrated at the recent naval sham fight
atBantry Bay, where tliey proved complete
failures. Another instance of thoir useless-
ness was furnished when two of thorn grounded oil'tlie Scotch coaat in fair weather and
on i. mm like a milt pond, because they were
unmanageable through dofecte iu their steer
ing gear
A terrible storm of rain and hail, accom
panied by lightning and thunder of tropical
v.vUne*. ana violence, raged over Loudon.
Many windows, blinds and swinging nigris
were smashed, several unfinished hout-es have
1 een damaged or demolished, all surface
tnilhc was stopped on the streets.and in many
c 8-is the cellars of -.hope and residences were
floo led.
It is expected that the Pope's communications with China will lead to the appointment of a Papal Nuncio at Pekin.
Whilo Emp.toi*'William wus taking a drive
nt iinis, a tirii_ur..i>.y dressed man threw a
flowerpot at his carriage, exolaimiug, "Tints
will the empire break!" No damage was
done. Tlie man was arrested. He is supposed-to lit insane.
It is rumored that un alliance has lieen
formed between Servia and Austria. In tlie
event of Austria taking Macedonia, Servia
»■ ill .mist Austria, taking in return a portion <J 'lo.nia.
Tbt Bail of Carnarvon, tho now Viceroy
of Ireland, ha* id vised tho Government that
the extra police _> tern in Ireland is now unnecessary, and that the present peaceful
condition of the country does not warrant
the expense or the menace involved in ita
China continues making preparations for
war on thoCorean frontier in view of Russian
Htfl'MiiiHL It is said that China aud Junan
are jointly acting for that purpose. The
Japtnaao Minister to China is staying at
Ttonttto, ami bJu daily interviews with Li
Hung Chang.
Tlie presence of .Lady Randolph Churchill
and Lady Curzon in the Woodstock canvaas
haa stimulated the Liberal Committee to obtain assistance from tho fair sex, and
Miss Mary King, niece of Sir Sydney
Waterlow, and Miaa Annie Adams of
Plymouth, both graduates of Girton, have
arrived at Woodstock, to take part in canvassing, kc.
One of the most brilliant society events
of tho season took place .in London, at St.
George's Church, being the marriage of Lord
Vernon of Sudbury Park. Derbyshire, to
MTaa Fannie Lawrence, daughter Of Mr.
Francis _ Lawrence of New York. Tbo
church was crowded with members of the
nobility and other prominent poa.spus.. United
States Minister Phelps and fin! Phelps, the
Duke anrl Duchess of Buccleuch, the Earls
of Hardwickc, Granville, Wemvss, Cork,
Litchfield, Kingston, and Stanhope, and
their wives, Sir William Vernon Harcourt,
and the Marquis of Hartington were present.
A despatch from Brunn states that tho
tanners of Trel.itsch, ia Moravia, aro in such
a state of turbulence that Berious trouble ia
feared. The tanners attempted to rescue
two Socialists from the jail where they were'
imprisoned. In the attack on the jail the
moo stoned the gendarmes on guard. The
latter charged upon thoir assailanto with
fixed bayo.ujts and wounded many of i the
rioters. This exasperated the tanners, who
have renewed the rioting. Their conduct U
at rreaent so threatening that the Trebitsch
authorities have applied for military assistance. The number of tanners who attacked
tho jail was 2,000, and this number haa been
considerably increased in the mob whioh is
now threatening the peace.
Stanley, the cxptot*er, expresses the opinion tbat important steps will be taken thia
year toward building the railroad past the
Congo cataracts 235 miles. The preliminary
surveys at least will be made this fall by the
engineers who have recently left Belgium to
explore the two proposed routes. One route
contemplates a through line on the south
bank from ftoki, near ViVi, to Stanley Pool,
to cost about 16,000.000. _&y thb other
route it is'proposed to follow the north bank
to Isangila, then use steamboats to Many-
ang&, and lay rails on the south shore irom
that point to Stanley Pool, at a total cost, it
is estimated, of $3,000,000. One Of the two
surveying parties, under Lieut. Vaudevolde,
left Brussels for the Congo about June l,and
the other, under Capt. Zbouiski, started on
July 1. The choice between theso two routes
will depend upon theresulta" of the studies
which are boon to bo made.
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Pioneer  Market of Port Moody.
Vegetables, Fruit, Butter, Eggs, Poultry,
b'cucrul MilpDlng and Commission Men-bants.     Orders rrm|
Interior Prompt.) Attended to.
t-TREMEMBER THE STAND—Two .Doors West of the Caledonia Hotel.
Selling Out.
THK UNDERSIGNED, bavins b«en put
in poaaesaion of the Stock of Gooda of
the "Loudon House," will sell the  wholo
stock in trade at reduced rates.
Mortgagee's Agent.
Try the "Mainland" Cigar,
m auh OF
The Bi.8-. Havana Tobacco.
The   Mainland Factory,
Columbia Street, New Wostiniustcr,
Employs only white luW, and having re
reived every encouragement since opening
bla factory, bugs a continuance of the public
New Barber Shop.
Pioneer Burlier on llie Mainland,
and liei-fl in inform the pnlilie lhat he
has isli.blislii il his simp Nkjct Duo ii to
thk Post OWICB. *.uti.fu-ti<.n Ktiurtin
teed. je6
Dissolution of Partnership,
exr-tiiif* between John R. Taylor ann\
James Teurney, as hntel-ket'iiers at Tort
M I'oily, has lieen dissolved hy mutual cmi
aent. The dissolution will take effect this
J. U. Taylor will collect debts fur the late
firm and pay all indebtedness up to date.
Port Moody. June I'Jtli, 1680.
-<_L_-__^ CettCs-
-pa mm.co'. ^
Stage  Line!
Moody at 8 o'clock a.m., and 1 o'clock
p. m. Arrive at New Wusiiuii,_ter at 9:16
o'clock, a. in., and 2:16 o'clock, p.m. Leave
New Westminster at 10 o'clock, a.m., and 4
o'clock, p.m. Arrive nt Port Moody 11:18
o'clock, a.m., and 5:1,. o'clock, p.m.
Charges Moderate.
Horses roa Sale on Hirk, ano Stablino
Furnished on Rkasonaule Terms
at the wlnkiph) stables.
Everything used in Bull
from the root to the silk, i»|
Cedar,    Whit*   Pln«,    fir
3_.T_r.IV_t BE]
Including RUSTIC, FLOOniMi.J
LATH, tr.
Rough   a Dressed **]
Of»pf«.y kind.
Our Lumber la More strictly I
any  other manufactured in tha I
and consequently our qustointrr f
value at ruling market prices.
Port Moody people will l>inp*il»
hy getting estimates from us Mo"!
Port Moody Prop
(Utt Cutler lor Trapp Bras.)
,»   i
HAVING OPENED the 8toi_ lately
occupied by Mrs. Eckstein, I am
prepared to offer suits at price. lower than
ever before.    I have ou baud a full atook of
Diagonals, Broadcloths,
Scotch, Canadian, aud
English Tweeds
hitt Trimmed in Firat-Class Style.
Columbia Street, New  Westminater, B. C.
'■'"HE following named Propc*!
■      iu the Province of 0nt»n».^
tttincd at A BARGAIN:—
Five (8) iLota in Port Albert:'"
Lota in Bayfield; I tot. No. 1*3 "
Stratford; Twelvo (12) snbnrt"
Stratford; Twonty-'four (24) l**!
ampton; Lota No. 9 t 10, Tew""
Toronto! Four (4) Lots in 81iak«JK
(8) Lots in Hambresa; Twenty■'»"•'
inCollingwiiod; FourteenU*'^|l
a most elibint Residence (A ij"IJL"
Bayfield; f Four-acre Lot in *7*
Four Hundred (_00) acres in "**
-/•vLSO,   ,
Two (2)'_«*8 in San WelW,'M
in San Francisco; and Two TPJ
of Land in San Louis, Obispo,
The Title Deeds to the ab«rt1
rrty may be seen at tlio office r
McColl, my Solicitors, New
For further i«rticulsrs e"?"1
Speoat, Prov. Surveyor, Sosw",
or A. J. Hili, C.H, Port •*■,""»
Clarke Stress-,    , .
' patrpnage bestowed «P*
opening my Bakery, I °*t
fri-hr-if that I am still prep*-**
the custom with all *i+_=__-1a
short netioe, and on th* *-**23
and respectfully solicit a conttw
"PP*t JAI**^
l>the i
Iti it,
?y b
■J. ti
I t.i i
'out [ fort 3Biti\\ -fiijfttt
QBDA7. AUGUST I,  1886.
[c.P. *•■•■*■* Tlm« Tabl-t.
I 'i
,rriv ■ Mhi«)*».    W Jbm.1»j«,  Md
(■K,  [>    iu .   snd  !•*•*•■  <L   Turftday*,
i *nt**rinie   traini  witbo-it  ikkrU, ».
"?w.U.*k«U »r« •■.Id. »iil bemSjectfta
EL _, I ell aft-* ■* M ssbQp,
L, t M.tody, on tho 26th Inst, to the
rf Samuel Connor a fine son.
Ob'   Mny-atook »i b«)ip7 now,
Kneftr** w" trmctt u* on yet Tow.
y„lUI.'T"*<q'iirk,  t-ooiU-M > hlKh,
Th»t •  se** "SOSes cm ptm jmu by.
If in ' rvAt* in 'kfl ill b ■ ctiftUge,
inmirrledlHe tb _■«'■ *■>•..tolling itriD*
Aui iur.w'd Hk. t.»tr> it. j uit to aea
fldWirlth a»ll w.uld igr -.
■iff   Armstrong    waa    among    Port
, vi-itora thia week.
j* wart wee perhaps thegreateat sen-
,of the week.	
h. R. Authier of   Ontario,   visited
Mool> thit wiek.	
Jiciolinol wl** be op*ned in the new
! building "•■ Monday next.
ju arrivals have of   Ute  become mure
ind Mrs. <~»e>. Annand departed on
(or Victoria on Monday.
Alex. Tays ha" been appointed riblion
prof the Car**y atago line.
mpor»ry boom at the OOTM of our prin-
hutela Mticceeded sailors' pay   day lant
)t of onr teachers return from the ex-
ition at the capital city clothed witb
oriooa honors.
^ Kate and Gertie Smith of New
minster have boen guests of the Misses
trill for the past week.
.Ctrhonld, of the firm of Carbould ft
ill, made a business trip to Port Moody,
iday. ___.	
[present season has been the dryest in
null uf British Columbia. So says the
it inhabitant."
i iliij)*! now discharging at thia port
probably be cleared  within   the  uext
haa been   appointed
placs.    The ap*
Taylor,   Esq
t at the Peace at thia
tent gives general satisfaction
uk of scandal ia threatened to be
gliUjMinst one of our most prominent
mi very shortly.
iNTKD.-l.OOOmen at the Pacific Hotel
nload schooners     Apply to* Tayler ft
, managers.
ilway work here being about completed,
[enumbfirof "Onderdonk'a lambs" have
it new pastures, while a few are stray-
round tlte terminus without a herder.
J. W, Palmer, well known here,
ig received & high grade certificate at
MtttehmV examination, Victoria, has
mpluyed to teach the (Jranville school.
.h.('artier of tbe Cascade house, Yale,
eu a sojourner in our city duriug the
*eek.   Louie is a special favorite of the
■ Odin and Mrs. Stirsky, of New West
t, havo illuminated the promenades of
-ity Kiiu.fi last issue.    Tliey wero guests
r. M.nnie has gone to c .unnence the
traction of the Discovery Is. bight-house,
jbfa li ■ Iris been awarded the C'»ntraet.
Moore also left bere this week to assist
» tork.
W. 1.. Lloyd, tbe obliging clerk of
Ugit* houae, Port Moody, spent the past
[sift liu brother Irving Lloyd at Yale.
latter gentleman is manager of the
lar Cascade hotel at that plaoe.
[. Hardy, the former telegraph operator
Ipeuce's Uridine, has succeeded Mr.
ft, who goes from here to Kamloops
be-iafit of his health. M.iny friends
* latter ardently desire his timely re-
•?■ aait ay.edy return to Port Moody.
Jwhalf »f the C. P.H. Co., Mr. Cather*
■i' Ullyinj iron discharging fiom ship
"■■■."and Mr. Fabling holds a similar
•ta In connection with  ship "Benj.  F.
trnttt' Mclnnes' address tu the Senate,
.Mi, on the "Western Vermin mv. of
"■Ibiilway," ia very able aud exbaiis*
wd ia, therefore, worthy of a careful
hy all who feel  an  intercut in the
M. ft* Taylor, of the Pacific note],
needy, haa been quite ill at New
*init_r for nearly a week, but wa are
tori-port that he  is in a convalescent
contract for supplying the ships
J.F. Packard" and ''Portia" with meat
*n awarded to the proprietor of the B.
^"Western Slope" did not arrive until
*•**■)'» because of her detention in res-
I [>aa.eugcrs from the unfortunate
■***■ "Enterprise." 8he brought more
tne usual number of passengers, and a
■•-torable amount of freight.
"tofcRomi PRtri-bsmoN. — Mr. John
*y b-igs to inform the ladies of Port
v that the bath-houses erected at
£ Point will he open to theii- om, free,
i*.!. cro^^-y i«for*ned that Dominion
[*. Tratch has, aa yet, received no in-
*?i» from Ottawa to the effect that
'Bion lands shall be Bold for leaa than
'Per sere to aettlera.
-*0Iso|>AHTVi_Mr W. K. loBleygave
0,n8 party ai the Elgin house, Port
y-"i. the ilsfc inat., which*, in a social
1 *ss a complete success. Messrs.
*nn Cormier furnoahed the music, and
"a* *M kept up till a late hour.
***i.l Party.—A farewell ,party was
■t the residence of Mrs. Lamont on the
' -Vedneaday lae^ in h-tnor of Mr. L.
g who took hia leave for Yale on the
™* morning. Those present were
r pleased with the event.
(Before Measra. Butchart and Taylor, J.P.s)
On Thursday, 30th imt.. at M a.aa., Mr.
T. B. Spring waa accua«*d of having cxiiiiiit-
ted larceny in unlawfully removing a certain
acow from the watcia of Purt Moody Bay.
Mr. A. •\*Jon, tin* prow-cnting witueu,
suid:  "I boutjlit thf on** half  lattfWft in tbe ! A day or two  jireviou
Aoai>EJTT9. — Daniel Calbick, of \oaw
Weatminater, while helping to launch a
heavy acow at the Pioneer <.->jinpany'.. mill on
Tuesday evening, wae tliruwn ten or tw.lv.
f«et into the »cow by a flying timlier whi _h
he was holding, and in falling utrm k on his
ahoulder. It is thought his nhoulder wan
ijjdwwtld by the fall. He was taken to
New Westminster  fur  -mtvi-al  ;,t'*
Harry  Smith,   ti
hc-ow froin Alfred Williaum   un the   11 tli   of
July last.     On   the   following   <Uy J found
that the acow had lieen removed, aud 1   followed it down tbe Inlet,  und   found   it m-ar
Haalings.   I showed Spring my OOpm ti au
th'Tity, uud beltui'w I had a ti*it intcicaL in
the acow.    It rn known as a ftoatin-j .Ut-il
iug place iu   Port  Moily.    I _Kippo*.ed   tin*,
•cow would stay here and  U partly fur my , HPKECU or ICVAtQB ItfltOtt ••■• IVL1 'i, 1MB
uae.  Wlit-u 1 went after tim ac<>w   b»*  a**ked ■
sawyer, wai   Wtnttnmi   down   by n.   fail-
j,ull.y and render.-.| uhmmcIdu br ■ -Jip.m / tl,.* Mud t. r m  Uailways to anaonnce thi
by the syndicate. The hon. gentleman ex- j and families, to protect thoae people. Bat
plained how much the Dominion Govern- such ia not the caae, they have beeu hande 1
rnent would have to gain in a pecuniary over to th- tender mercies of the local Gov*
sense if they ahould do this. He had no crtiiutut^hut I am afraid to characterize.
d»ubt but that it waa nothing but the feel j Hon. Mr. Power—Hear, beai; dunt be
in,*—in the fare of the $30,000,000 which I nervous, don't fan afraid,
was being asked from Pfjliaaant at the | Hun. Mr. Mclimi— There is ana.her ob-
m\\tm tlint it would be well tu my thnt the , jection, and I oooaidtr a very pave i.bjec*
OovarnnMOt »«ra nol inenrr ng my expense tion, to the txtannion ol the road to Knglish
'"►r baUdini a oronjtt t»ile ol road in.oe than i liuy. nnd that hi from a military standpoint,
the terms of union required, which in.im-.-i   II n. _....• not be aware tb .t, si |
tune.     In bUfag   he    harely taoaned   U*nv
ladled Into the ww.i    Hm only injury wu
I amoto scalp woun.l.
me if I had a new. 1 aaid I had. Then bn
aaid he gne.ts-d I wonld hoe tu take it, and
we brought it back to Port Moody. lu tin*
course uf removal bauk to Purt M ody 1
offered   tu   buy   or s-ll  out shares, but he
would uot, so we brought it aud placed it ou
the beach upcottte tbe Court House here,
aud warned Mr,  Spring  not to  remove  it
from l'urt Moody again. He, in reply, told
me to gn away and attend to my own business, us tlte SOow was hia property and he
would'do with it as he liked. On the following tn -ruing the scow wan gone again. I f.l-
lov*"id it down thu Inlet again, and met with
reitistance, and wax compelled t > uhandnn
my purpoae of bringing it bo-It to Port
MiKwiy. I OMM and bud an in'orniiti.-n
before thn Justice of tbe \*eeaa for the re
oovery of my property, and y.t uut a si^arcl
warrant, and tumid the i.-ow at Grauvillo,
The conatable went down aud brought it
hack to Port Moody.
Mr. Gorbiuild (for defendant) -I demand
'be dismissal uf tiie caae ou the evidence of
tin* ploaeeutor."
llei« a hli__hi hitch un-nud betweenn the
luminaries of the law, hut the Court decided
to adj >urn fur one hour.
Court convened at 1 o'clock p. tn. Col
Hamilton gravely arose, and addressing the
Court, said-It ii the co-donf thing I e-er
heard of, uud I a;..uro y.iii I worn the gown
b"*fore he (nj-iunlng Mr. Corbonld) was in his
A. IJ. CV TIip idea of dismifsing tbe case
before our evidence is half done witb!
Mr. Corbould — We admit your testimony,
It is not necessary to bring more witnesses
if there is nothing new or additional.
Col. Hamilton said it waa as clear a case
of larceny as was ever committed in the Dominion of Canada, and the Court muitt send
the cafee up to the Supreme Court,
Tho Court was ordered cleared, and after
some delay the judges summoned counsel
and announced, as the result of their deliberation, thnt Mr. Spring had been in continuous possession of the scow, and that there
was no larceny, hut simply a joint ownership in the property, aud that the case be dismissed.
"Facts are stubborn things," and sufferers
from chills and fever genernlly find their
complaint a very stubborn fact, until they
commence the use of Ayer'-j Ague Cure.
That medicine eradicates the noxious polaon
from the system, und invariably cures even
the wort cases.
'■"ory of the steamer "Enterprise'
include tlie narrative of many inter.,
e*_«nts connected with the navijpbl*
'w British Columbia, from the primi*
*«pation of the criuntry by the whites.
*M waa sometime' ago condemned,
* recently been refitted and placed on
^between New Westminster and Vie*
and on her down war 3 pftssage'Tuesday
J1 collision with steamer "Rithet," ten
J*it from Victoria, and-sunk. Luckily,
■ fcuistancn oi the "ftithet" and
em Slope,1* 'aB tbe pasenngers exoept
**re sav*ed,
Yale, B.C., July 28, 1835.
Editor Port Moody Gazftle: -
"Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be
Wise." The absurdity of pretense and the
vulgarity of display, and the folly of imagining that such thinga wilt either wear or
wash, or stand for any length of time the
fierce glare of public scrutiny, has again and
again been demonstrated. Iu fact, it takes
but a few signals to discover whether a man
it. a competent public servant or a Buperann-
ated duller. It would be amusing to your
numerous loaders, did your space permit, to
give cxsmples of some of tho attempts of
our sapient policoman to litl out an ordinary
police court summons. They commence
thusly: "District of New We-ttminstor,1'
and the citation never disci ass any charge
or offense. Now, we never know that New
Weatminater district Had anything whatever
to do with Yule district in regard to judicial
proceedings in statutory or criminal offenses;
neither did we know that a "wntohiniker''
waa a retail trader.    Collector's rccoipt ran
as   follows:     "Received   thu  sum   of	
dollars to carry on tho trade of a watchmaker." Neither did we know that a working barber (not selling a cent's worth by
retail) oould be dunned and pestered foi*the
tax of trade. Neither did we know that a
man could bo summoned to a coroner's inquest by telegram. Neither did we know
tbat a man could be locked up for some
trifling offense and charged fifty cents for bin
meals! Rut we could go on tvt infinitum With
wnn.e and more of it;   lut the above snffioe.
While we write, another robbery frum the
f.i-rson is reported. There it will end. We
tuve no police. From what we have already
said it must be very obvious that the -i<ithor-
ities at Victoria aro terribly indifferent to
the wants nf the people of this town and
Hstrict. They are well enough aware of onr
actual position and need iu respect to 10016
competent, respected person (or one who H ill
command respect) to preserve the D-M-OS and
rid the place of sueak thieves, both of Chinese and other nationalities: ot the formHr
we have quite a crop. Wo have but so far
modestly raised the curtain, and trust that
we shall not yut bave to call out with tho
vehemence of a 'f*rty parson power upou
those who aro obliged to redress our grievances and introduce reform.
Muuns. Noon and Pales, contractors for
the now school building, have not aa yet re
eeivt.d tho amount due them from tho
Government, although tho work has boen accepted for over a month. What reasonable
excuse csn be urged for thus withholding the
bird earned money due these gentlemen, it
is hard for them to conceive. Such annoying and apparently unnecessary delays in
tho settlement of indisputable claims against
tho Government do more toward bringinir
officials into disrepute as regards business
capacity than open swindling, which, with
many in these degenerate days, is unfortunately regarded as an inseparable trait of
a truly successful career.
The wife of Capt. Waterhouse, ship Benj.
F. Packard, under advice of Dr. L. R. Mclnnes of New Westminster is. we are happy
so state. Bpeedily improving in health. A
son of the Captain is also ill of lung disease.
Itia the Captain's purpose to remove his
family, as soon as circumstances will permit,
to his original home in Maine. Meatiw+itle,
the probabilities %re strong th«t the vessel
will remain anehoi-ed in Port Moody Ray.
Alder Orove Sjcttlkme.-it.—Mr. G.
Lawrence of the Above locality, which is
situated a short distance above Langley, iu-
fbrm< us that the country -thereabout? is
rapidly settling with a good class of people,
and all are much pleased with tbeir adopted
homes, and the future prospects of the
country; but are, however, much annoyed
by the suspense in which they are placed on
account of the Oovernment refusing to open
the lands to pnrchose by the settlers.
As well expect life without air as health
without pure blood. Cleauae tbe blood with
Ayer's Safsaparilbu  '
U is semi ntHciaUy denied th^t Zulflcar
Pasaiiu feces occKpiM--. *>y Russian troops,
Gen. Komaroff made slight movements of
troops xhe.to to prevent a surprise by an
Afghan attack. He baa been ordered to
bold the positions to enable him tn occupy
the defiles, if necewary. *SHo.-Government
is firmly determined to do nothing that may
compromise the pending negotiations with
England. The Nord says that the Zulticar.
question can be settled directly if Lord Sal
Mt-bury follows the Gl.-idst-me negotlations.-
I el    ii.
Now I come to another  letter  d _ted from
th - Ca 'T'i "■  '' wifl '   K dl any    ::     ,   M-r
treat, November ttmti ISM, i i Mr. >mith-*,
I'leinier of British Columbia,    li. tays  iu
the pMond i-i"' ei.tu-.u i f thia letter: - •
'"I have rn*piloted with tin? U-rpnrtfMi&t ol
Bait ways to disc n tii im- their proposed svorh
.ui in . n..i,ie house ind other ter* na) Imlkt*
injs ai Port M■■- dy, in view of nur Intention
to .re. t 'hen in the vicinity of Quel Harb ir
and English Ray."
I wdl now refer \ on to wb;it fin- Rai'uuy
\) piitiueiit did. Hr. Van Horne states thut
he has arranged with the lh»| aitmcitto It _v-
th:it stopped, .Hid y-1 on the face of thii
itatemenl I fi'"' '" Mvural pfw«papera ben
and in British Cummnia, tbat du tlie 17i
Febniary there woo .*. uotioe from ths Elnib
wot Departtuenl ;it (Htnwt, signed by A.T,
Bradley, ks Secretary f.»r the Department "f
Itailways ami Cunms, eailing for tenders lor
the erection of .in engine hom." at North
(lend{about KM) miles beck Into theinteriorj
md om* ;it !'■ rt Moiwly. Thii notice, as I
•aid before, ap;,*ear<d i ri tbe 17:h IVbruary.
Mr. \':ui ll-rne on the 22nd day nf November states that he had -irr.ingi-d with the
Department of Railways that th..t work
ImuM lie discontinued. 1 would like tn
know how those two statements or transaction* o*ui he reeoneil'-d ? It appears tin*
> lv n few tenders, one or two, were received
for the erection of those houses, but none of
them were accepted. 1 saw the acting
Minister of Railways about it, and a second
time tenders were called for on the 1st, of
May, and thoy were up on tbo 24th. This
tender agaiu calls fur the ercctiou of the
engine-house at Port Moody and one at
North Rend. The contract for the one at
North Bend was awarded on the 2(1 th May,
and the one at Port Moody has been awarded,
but on the condition that the contractors are
to build wherever and whenever, not the
Government, but the Pacific Rai I way Company determine it shall he. I have here the
f-peoifications, and the notice calling for
tenders for iron piles for Port Moody wharf,
and the whole specifications are given. The
railway wharf, erected some three or four
years ago, of woiden piles at Port Moody is
beginning to give way, so thnt it has to be
replaced, and they are going to replace it
with iron piles. These tenders were called
fnr iu Parliament, and I understand that the
contract was awarded to an English firm
about the middle of May. Now I ask in the
face of this, how could the Minister of Justice a few days ago have stated here that the
Government were undecided as to whether
sn engine-house would be built at Port
Moody or not? I suy that I cannot understand this, and I would like to put as favorable construction upon the matter as possible. The statements of the acting Minister
of Rulways uud the vice-president of the
Cauudiau Pacific Railwuy J claim arc irreconcilable, and I fear that there is something wrong. I do not think it requires
much penetration to see that there is something radically wrong, something crooked,
something that will not bear investigation —
that there i-J dtipli.-ity or chicanery somewhere.
Hon. Mr. Power—Hear, hear;   lots of it.
Hon Mr. Kaulbneh—What lands have the
Oovernment at Port Moody*
Hon. Mr. Mclnnes—I am just coming to
tliat. I will, for the information of the
House, as coming from a higher authority
than my mere statement, read from a speech
delivered by the hon, Mr. Smithe,Premier of
British Cobimbin, in the Legislature of that
Province ou the 21 at of January last. The
report of the sper-oh i.-> ;is follows: —
"Hon. Mr. i:mith present d pUns showing
lauds handed over to the railway syndicate
at Coal Harbor. He said everyone know
that under the terms of union the Province
was bound to give twenty miles of eoontry
on each side of thu Canadian Pacific Railway
to thu Dominion, aud that iu ISSd an Act
had been passed by tho Legislature conveying to Ihe Dominion ■Government a forty-
mile belt of land, from English Bay Ui the
Rocky Mountains. From that date till some
time last winter it hail been hold that the
land forty miles in width from Knglish B.y
eastward was under control of Canada under
the Aet, During tin; discussion on the railway resolutions in the Dominion Parliament,
the Minister of Railways .innomiccd that, iu
so far as the Oovernment were ocnoernedi
the terminus of the road had been located at
Port Moody. This announcement was followed by an application on behalf of the
laud west of that point, which has been conveyed to Canada conditionally in 1880. Hon.
gentlomeii could see for themselves from the
correspondence how guarded in his language
Sir John McDonald was when he referred to
the inatt.r in his letter of the lO.h of April
last. Ho (Mr, Smith) thought there wasa
significance iu that guarded language which
it might be well to bear in mind. .Sir .lohn
McDonald had ver I-ally told him that the
Provincial Government were nt liberty to
leal with the lands west of Port Moody as
thoy might deem expedient, nnd the Dominion i loveniment.  were at   the   present   time
quite cognizant of the arrangement bctweon
the Provincial Government and the syndicate. It should not be forgotten, however,
that it would ouly require that the Domiuinn
sliould decide to offend the line ta Knglish
Bay in order to secure all tho land iu the
Burrard Inlet peninsula and twenty miles on
each sidfl thereof, in which event the largo
revenues from the sale of the lands now iu
the local Government's hands to deal with
would vanish away like thin air." Ho is beginning now to boaBt and to show tbe House
the great value of the lands that he succeeded in getting back from the .Dominion Government. : He points out that if the Dominion Government extended the road and held
the lands themselves tho Dominion treasury
would be enriched, while the Province would
be left out in the cold, Tbe hon. gentleman
recounted.iu detail the interviews and correspondence between Mr, Van Horne and
himself, showing that the application caine
first from the syndicate, and that tbe Government had si in ply seized the opportunity
which offered, iu tbe most unhoped-for way,
ofa chance of securing a large revenue to the
Province, while at the same time they were
aiding the Canadian Pacifio syndicate by a
grant of land which tney themselves would
make valuable. There were over twenty
thousand acres now in the hands of the
Province within the Burrard Inlet pon insula;
ti.OOQ of that it was proposed to give to the
company on the condition*-specified in their
correspondence, the remaining 14,000 would
be lor sale and Would realize such prices that
the Province would be made comparatively
rich for years to come, and lie in a position
to aid in the opening up aud development of
tlie resources of tho country, ns could be
done in no other way and by no other means.
We 6ould secure the ejeftf Jsioii of the railway with all its atteindaut advantages for
ouly thu grant of an area of land not much
moro than one hundredth part of that which
was conveyed to Canada' without a murmur
iu 1880 for exactly the same consideration,
and which wc would be compelled to
give again in apite of onraelves., if the Dominion; Government should choose to chain***
its mind nnd locate the railway twenty
miles further instead of leaving it to bu riooc
I'.ii t Moody wae the tei mil us, so fai as tl i
Goverumtut wer con erned Anyon* eould
see that the Dominion Oovernment had re*
linquished an opportunity to glean a iih
borveet ri revenue, snd if by *ny chanos
the in tngi ment esterwl Into betwt i o the
Pro Inebu (Joverutm-et a> d lhe
should fall thivugh, there woald h<-^ mighty
• (HI   t-.   tm-    Dominion   t<,   Ufiki*    the
thing in hand end eeoure ail *..-. land, and be
vie meet to pii-tc iHy oi opint n thai Si
■fpbn's gusrded language b fori .
»ai sitnplv to 1- ir D,jen foi  th it
. bs sd'ipted, if necessary. As the
resolution would come up in a few days, he
WOO Id reserve any further remarks until that
leeoeiou," *
That Is"the soeech delivered by Mr. Smithe.
the Premier of   British Columbia.   Now  I
will read ii. very-hort SKtVacf from   0 Opeech
lelivered by the Finance Minister of British
Columbia, b-aring on the same subject. The
taper In whioh I Dfld the report i- the organ
•f ths Pr vin.-i.il Secretory and finance
Minister of iiritish Columbia, uml is puh-
liehod by his brother.   It i.i tha BrUiskCo
•'I he hon. gentleman,'' that is the Finance
Minister, "prooeedad to im-Pe at'enti.n to
tbe b r.'.iin which the House was Invited t-
endorse. In tbs terms if confederation sw
had willingly eiv.-n a grant of 25,000 ami
.1 mile ...w.-.r Is ihe construction of the rail*
way, and nu cquaJ area hat) been given in
the i ise of the Island railway. But what
a i- tl s country now- called upon to eontnb-
nte"towards continuing the groat national
highway down to iU true and tins! terminus
u Knglish Biy? Why, Mr. Rpenker, just
..mm '"-if.-. Imjng exactly al tlie rate uf \ff*
acres a mile for tbe extension. And tbis
paltry 6,000 acres constituted a portion of
the belt Columbia had cheerfully agreed to
Convey to Canada in constructing the railway down to the English Bay; hut it was
only six thousand of the half million and
more that we bad originally agreed to give.
CoiiliuiiiL' consideration to the twenty odd
thousand acres held by the Crown on the
peninsula hetween Burrard Inlet nnd the
Fraser River, it wonld bo found that the
Government were retaining fully two-thirds.
It has been said, in opposition, that the
Government were riving the company all the
really vsluahle hind, and only retaining outside lands of comparatively little value; but
such was not at all the fact. The land retained by the Government comprised more
than two thirds of tbe frontage, on Burrard
Inlet and Knglish Bay. Taking as a basil of
caleuliitiiin the actual price received at the
sale of Bantings town lots, held before any
definite arrangement for extension had been
made, it would be found that the three
thousand acres fronting on these harbors,
retained by the Government, would be worth
one million five hundred thousand. It would
not be too much to expect that the lands
fronting OD these great harhoruirill, once the
question is finally settled and tbe extension
aud terminal works fairly under way, bring
ftt least twice OS much as did the Hastings
lots last year; and at that rate three thousand acres of the fourteen thousand reserved
by the Government might be expected t"
yield three millions. He had no hesitation
in saying that, witli the great railway ami
ocean scheme carried out successfully, the
Undl retained by the Government ou tho
peninsula alone would, if properly handled,
during the next four or five years, yield four
or five millions of revenue. When it was
remembered that these lands would owe
their Immense Value solely to the extension
of the railway, he could not sec how it wns
possible for any unprejudiced person tn
deny that the Government had succeeded in
making an exceptionally good bargain—one
wdiich would create a source of future revenue that would enable whatever (iovernment
might be in power to carry on pttUic works
for many years to come without increasing
taxation or adding to the public debt."
It will !>'• seen, hon. gentlemen, by those
statements, making a oeriafn allowance hi ,
perhapSj the excitement of the debate, that
there is not a question at all about it, but
tlmt thoae lands handed over by the D h.mi-
ioii (if they have benn handed ovei^ wouhl,
within one yem* from now, be worth from
13,000,000 to *5.000,000. But while those
lands would be enhanced iu value by the
extension of the Canadian Pacific Itailway.
I nsk what would be tin. condition of affairs
at Port Moody? What value would the
Dominion property immediately around and
in Port Moony p-rflisehl Hon. gentlemen
may not be aware of the fact, but within
five or six miles of Port Moody the Dominion Government owns some 18,000 acres of
land. If this road is allowed to he extended
from Port Mo.dy to Knglish Bay those lands
would become, comparatively speaking, valueless. Four or hve millions of dollars
would bn lost to the treasury of the Doinin
ton, which ought to go towards recouping
the Government here for the vast expenditure that thoy have been at in building the
Canadian Pacilic It dlway Now- there is
another matter to which I wish to refer, and
it is tin*.: when I had the hoimr of occupying a seat in the other hmnch of Parliament,
representing Now Westminster district, in
Uf70| whsh those lands, as I said before,
wore reserved and locked up and could not
be dealt with, I feared that some difficulty
or disputes or hardships would arise h.-tWeen
Hie squatters ami the Oovernment, and I
thought thut then was the best time to get a
definite statement from tlio Government as
to what their policy would be with respect
to those squatters. On the 31st March, 1870,
I put the following question to the Minister
of Railways in the House of Common**:
"Whether it i* the intention of the Government to give an. assurance' to all whn may
nettle on the railway reserve lauds in British
Columbia that they will be allowed to pur-
oh&le all land occupied or improved by tliein
at whatever prices the Government may set
on adj..iu.ng unoccupied or unimproved
Lands F'
Sir Charles Tupper, speaking for the Government, made the following reply;—When
the lands reserved for railway purposes be*
coin.; the property of the Government they
will be prepared to consider the equitable
claims of squatters." Then he goes on to
explain how—''By allowing them to id)tain
p.-ssission at the price of lands before the improvements, or if the lands are required for
railway purposes the Government will pay
them the value of the improvements that
have been made.'1
That was pll I could expect, in fact it was
mora than I expected—it wasa more liberal
policy thau I had anticipated the Government would pursue with respect to those
lands. 1 thought if those squatters got the
loud at the Government unlet price when
they came into the market they ought to be
well satisfied; but here Sir Charles stated
that they would get tha lands ftt the price
tbey were Worth when thoy squatted on
them. Now this railway helt extended to.
English Bay aud Coat Harbor, and in the
meantime a number of squatters, not only
there, but ail through the New Westminster
and Vale*'District8-7-hundreds went there on
the strength of the announcement of the
Government. How fere thoae squatters west
of Port Moody on the lands firoposed to be
handed over to the local Government to be
dealt with -how have they beeu dealt with .
hast year thnt unpatriotic local Government
went to work and ignored their claims en-
tirely. I c-fertainly think it is the bounden
duty of the Federal Government, when they
had those lands locked np and when thus--
^qnatters went there in all oonfidenoe and
•   't in iii  ' h ui I ] h of la-t
yt-nr, the Admiralty have select d Bid wall
Bay, ibou< midway up Burrard Inlet, u the
fours r.-itp.. sve I, iqoadron on
the Pacific coast. The sxtenskm D. tht
toad down to English Bay, and tbs building
of a large terminal  etty there,  would have
bil ' 91 ."      it    WOnld   lea' .-    'he   eity ftlllHJC-t
wholly exposed te any tyneeay attacking il
b) w-jt-r.    With  fortifications at the Bret
if Burrard LoWt, J elaim that it
would be almost impossible for s hostile
it st to im aeeost tothe wt. tern pait of
ths tnlet, an.l with fortiHesti na again at tbs
Bee ml narrows, tin- tctioiaos. if allowed to
remain at Port Moody, where it ought to
remain, tin* natural taratinas. 1 claim wool.I
bass improvable as Gibraltar. Tbem i
another objection to extending the line t
Ood Harhor.   Tht tratcs tupplytbat would
be   n _e, s.-iary for | city of any -i./i. would be
entirety wanting there, and i think that, ot
Itself, i»a groat consider ition in the selection
Of any terminal city. Now I think I have
mode it sufficiently  plain that seven   yours
ago Poit Moody was selected as the term]
nus. Ii was selected by \ Liberal Government; tin » leoHcin was end .rs-d by a Con
servative administration, the preeent Government In the must unmistakable and
emphatic language that could be used, it tras
declared to l»e the ten..inns of the Canadian
Pacific Railway. Belying on the emphatic
uul solemn statements of the Government,
which ought to be and were considered aaerttl
by a g'eat DQfnber, uiifor.mutely fur f.eni-
selves—^hundreds yes 1 blieve 1 am within
;he mark in saving thousands have gone ir
■md   bought largely  iu and   around   Pori
Moody.    People :>. ivtry Province in th.
Dominion have investedlsi-gesumsof ovnej
there on the strength and the faith of the
Government announcement—hundreds who
never saw Port Moody or the' Province of
British Columbia have invested, some of
them, their all in property there. Surely
the Government do not think of breaking
faith with those people who have been led on
year after year to believe that Port Moody
was the fixed and indisputable terminus of
the Canadian Pacilic Railway I
Again I have shown that by allowing the
extension of the Canadian Pacific itailway
from Port Moody to English Bay that the
Dominion exchequer will be aflected to the
extent of at least^.(KXO.OOOori^.OOfl.OOO.
Hon. Mr. Kaulb&cb—In what way?
Hon, Mr. Mclnnes —By the depreciation "f
the lands that the Government own in and
about Port Moody. Those lands would become, as 1 said before, comparatively valueless if the r.'ud is extended down to Coal
Harbor. They will he depreciated, and the
value of the lands that they have so generous y ban* el buck to the Local Government
will oo incrcised in the same ra io. I ask in
all sincerity and earnestness, are we prepared to make mob a saerifi *e—a sacrifice
that will benefit only a few avaricious adventurers—I cannot characterize them as
anyth n; else than that. The (iovernment
will suiter, the qpnnt y will not be benefitted
in the slightest degree, and the Canadian
Pacific Railway, as a railway, instead of
being benefitted by the extension will be
largely, I believe, handicapped. I believe it
has been stated hy the syndicate that they
could not get a sufficient quantity of land
for terminal purposes at Port Moody. H< n
gentlemen- such is not the case. I give tha'
a most emphatic denial, In December last,
rumors to the effect that the proposed engine
house at Port Moody was not to bo built, but
that thn money was to be given to the syndicate to build it at Knglish Bay, were current in British Columbia. On tin. (ith December I forwarded this telegram to the
acting Minister of Hallways:—
".Stated here that Railway Department
sanctions syndicate removing proposed terminal buildings from Port Moody to Coal
Harbor. Van Horne, when here, announced
that all terminal works and private interests
at p..rt Moody would be undisturbed. Surely
Oovernment will Unsanction or allow syndicate to remove proposed term!nal-Jbulldings
aft r Tupper s pes five dec ft-ft*ion of last
session, Property owners at Port Mooily
have ollbre.l 400 tores for terminal purpose-*,
and aro prepared to give one-third of all
privato property within one mile of Port
Moody. Please communicate ihis to syndi
cute.    Answer."
A few days afterwards I received from the
noting Minister a reply to the effeofe that he
was perfectly ignorant — perfectly in the
"Know nothing of rumored removal of
terminal buildings from Port Moody. Save
forwarded vour telegram."
Hon. Mr. Work—What i« thi dots of that:
Hon. Mr. Mclnnes—The (ith December.
This is months before th-y advertised for
the bulldiog of engine bouses. Prior to that
these peoplo Interested in Port Moody, fearing that there was something wrong ami that
ihen; would be an attempt to extend the
road, mads this oBfer directly to the syndicate, to Mr. Van Horne, the vloo-presiueot,
Mr. Stevens, ths president, being in BSng*
land at the time, so that fgrthe Syndicate or
their friends to say that it is necessary to
extend the Canadian Pacific Itailway tod'oal
Harbor, or English Bay, in order to procure
a sufficient amount of availahle land for
terminal purposes, is a delusion and n snare.
For five miles east of Port Moody there is as
fine a stretch of level land as one eau wish
for. There ia not a variation of tt-n feet iu
that distance.
Hon. Mr. Macdonald—That is a long way
Hon. Mr. Mclnnes—I say it begins at the
head of Port Moody and extends live miles
eastward. The laud we offered was a mile
and three-pmrters from Port Moody; wc
w ere willing to give 4.)0 acres as a gift, md
have this annoyance and uncertainty terminated.
Hon. Mr. Macdonald—That off-: r waB subsequent to the bargain made with the loca'
Hon. Mr. Mclnnes—No, I say this was
made on the fith December. As early as
September laat, when Mr. Van Horne was in
British Columbia, proposals were made to
him on behalf of the people of Port Moody.
I have also, I think, shown the House that
if this road is extended to Knglish Bay not
only will the Dominion lauds in and about
Port Moodv be depreciated and result in a
loss of $..,000,000 or $.'.1,000,000 to tho Do
minion, bnt I want hon. gentlemen to bear
this iu mind, that a breakwater will be necessary to make a harbor at Knglish Bay, and
the cost of constructing one was estimated
by Sir Charles Tupper at $1,000,000 or $2,-
000,000. Where is this money to come from?
Is tho syndicate going to take that money
out of ita pocket and build a breakwater to
make a harbor of an open roadstead? No,
the syndicate will come again to the Government and sav, "English Bay is the terminus, we want $2,000,000 or $U,'000,000,"—
it would be more likely to cost $3,000,000
than $1,00!).000 or $.>,00'J,000-and the Dominion Government would have no alternative—-certainly much less excuse than they
have for a great many things they have
done—and tliey would either give the syndicate that amount of money to build breakwater to suit their ideas; or go on and construct it as h Government work. Year nf'er
year, I have no doubt,- the Dominion Government will be called upon to expend large
sums of money in keeping that plaice in anything like a safe condition for shipping. I
think that is a matter, and a very important
one, for the House aod the Government to
consider. Notwithstanding nil the so-spit ibus
circumstances in cmnection with this ter
Fees of the nncontroverted statement wfiich
1 have made, (aud I challenge eoateufiotinaj
I camiot believe, I refuse to hoUcve. that
this or any othw • *ovtrnjiiL*t.t entrusted with
th'j ailministratiop of tlie _i__r__.it. of tliecoun*
iry would a*, far forget tfieoaseives as to hand
over throe or four millions of dollar* worth'
of tin* public domain for tbe Benefit of a few
insatiable—yes, vultures.
Hon. Mr. Power —Which -»re'he •"•ulturea*
H ii Mr M fori i- There arc <_urte a'
number of tbi n
H'.it. Mi Power—The PeeMc Bailway
people, or the hti.i_.li <'..'i.mhia ]►**..pl«»
Son, Mr, ...-.hay—Pie.eut com>auyex*
'*■ p'.-l.
Hon. Ur, Mclnnes I meal t\r present
* 11 j" torso -' ).' U y end uuwarrent-
' ibis scbenn . I .• n. ■ \.-> i elieve that the
■ ■. I *■ nd tht m b-sjua
1 d p-1' and defraud bundrvds of their
-*. many of whom srsfstfd in'
placing tbs -Government where they are—
that they will lend themssivva to a ache mo
ihat won!*!, or _,' least ought to, h.uiuh a
private i Ithen or   itii 11 hom umble
I cannot, aud I u»il] not, beti-ev-i it
until I have tin* n.'.st imuii-Hakable evideiiee
to the contrary. I shall now e dl your attention to the |_ut tepoit of the Pacific HailWay
Company, whieh gives the ittms m conneo-
tion with ths prop Ked $j.O0O.(j00 Ian.
Among the di.o n-nt \%ema given ns necessary
to complete the Pacific Bail way I find tbe
''Fid" th. punnecttoiis w-ith Cool Ilurbor
ond Bliglish Bay, slione, buildings, docks/
tracks and other fucilitie. at Pacific terminus,
Are we {notified* hon. g-pnUcmcn, in a\*
low ing .ur property—I am -peaking now of
the Dominion—at rati Moody to be. depre
dieted in value to tht extent of (hreeorfour
millions of dollars? Are we justified, in thu
face of thi-at-* facts, in again *-ib-idizing a"
p■ompauy to the extent of $700,000 to en»hle'
theni to depreciate the value of our nroptrty?
Are we justified in saddling the Domimon'of
Canada with an additional debt for on nu-'
necessary purpoee, and to promote private
■peculation? This is entirely an oufcide
tune. It is for the benefit of a few, I believe,
of the Pacific railway people. It is for the
benefit of a few members of the local t*gi-«-
lature of British Columbia and their friends,
and I ask in all fairness and in all candor, ii
it not one of the greatest pieces of presumption on record that the Pacific Railway Coin
pany should come here and ask the Government of this country to give them a certain
sum of money by which to depreciate the
\alue of Dominion property and invest it in
a way that is beyond the control and beyond
the reach of the lien that was given oi this'
Canadian Pacific Kailwsy property Ins: year!*
This scheme is wholly and solely in the interest of a few individuals, Whereby th-v
expect to make four or five millions of dollars not only out of the 0,000 aensof land*
that they get from the Government, but out
of the lands they squeezed out of private
individuals. The'agents of tbe Company
last year, for months and months, boggled!
like a lot of very ordinary land jobber* ur,
sharps with private land holders in 'and
around Coal Harbor and English Bay, to'
give them one-third of their private pioperty
in order to get that road, and I believe that,
concession was made in and around Coal
Harhor and Knglish Bay, nnd by that means
the company gut hold of poim-wherc in the
neighboi hood of 2,000 acres of private lands.
This, nnd tbe G.OOO acres from the (J-veru-
nient, are to be laid out ns a site for a nug
uilicent city, a Becond San Francisco, or as
some imagine, a second Liverpool—as they
claim with very little common sense it will
be In a few years. I sny it is the bounded*
duty of the Government to make no such
concessions to that or any company. To*
show the state of feeling that exists in a,
certain portion of British Columbia I wilt
read to the House an extract from a letter
received by me on Saturday last from a re* •
sponsible gentleman iu that province,
Writing of this burning question he says:—
"This robbing Port Moody of the terminus
is beginning to ronse a sniritof rebellion, and
all investors arc beginning to show very ugly
teeth after being assured so many times hy"
tbe Government that Port Moody was the
terminus, invested their Little all in clearing
."it the wilderness and building a home; then*"
for the (iovernment to turn their back on us'
and allow o syndicate of land grabbing speculators to extend the line tn English Bay.
The past history of the syndicate (if report
be true) is nnt of a very reliable or honorable
character, therefore uot to be d* pendi d upon.
Vim may depend upon it that il there should'
be a change made in the terminus that the
consequences will be serioutj not nhly will
Government be held for compensation Hy all
investors, but the promoters of the sdnsme
ivill run considerable risk—hard to sue nnt
for what they might do. The question i-
sbout up to fever heat, the conniothiu reports that are constantly btfrig circtrTa'eil
about arc creating such a degree il snap ntje
that it is getting to be quite unbearable.*
Thi present action of the Gut eminent in'
: and recalling for tendrrs for round'
ie'■■- for Port M od$ and ihen not having
them liuilt, looks like the action* ui a lot of
children playing hide and seek. !; was leported bere thai they only wanted to find
out what it would coat at Port Moody in
order to hand tbe imonntto the syndics! ltd
build al < « fi! H .i1'. r. In that case I Would
suggest th.it ti*.p' Government dis_har." all
Con id Ian contract- rs and «tnploy pig job'.eis
in future to find the cost of all such structures, You would hardly credit the number
.f people Ibat art constantly coming ai«r
going all the time, and scarcely any Invest*
ments for wont of oonfidenoe.*'
I would say, in conclusion, that in order
to settle this terminal question beyond all
doubt, I propose, when the Canadian Pacific
Relief Bill comes before us, to move that a
clause be added to the Bill to pievent tho
Canadian Pacific Railway Company, or aily
member of the company, or any othtO' company or individual, extending a railway to-
Coal Harbor or Knj_lish Bay forthe next ten
years. By the addition of such a donas the
Government will be in a position to restlce
three or four millions of dollars on their
lands at PortMurdy: tbe loan sakt-d for, if
grunted, will be applied to n legitimate purpose—the completion oi the Pacific Hail-
way—and not to a usehss extension of the
road to a place utterly untitled for a tenui-'
nns. If the Government refuse to add thi*
just and reasonable clause td the Bill, then I
claim there is only one other honourable
course left for them, and that course is to
recoup to every person every dollar that
they have*invested at Port Moody since 1880.
good faith to hew out Iioim s for themselves   minus tran^a-'tion at thu present time, in the
New Westminster.-
Goods atWMesale Prices
__?.. t:ho_m:.a_s.
ftr Sale or Exctanp.
Wagon, in good ciribir. A-_ii. a yoke
uf tarye, w.:lMri-tik«!*i. Oxe*. -.itii Yokr* and
Clulni.. Will b. jrnlil a bargain, for CASH,
or will I*. t'x.ihr'irfltd for (.uci'l Milch (5..M-.
A [.ply to T. J. tfOGUE,
Or to -fUlSi'WFltl..


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