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sCBBCRirriON *v pobt,
IjrJliximinriiiicAtiou. ad.lre**ed to 0*.
t. s. Xaoo^jsr,
Port Moody.
^MtaeOuABDUN Office, New Westmin-
,, will receive prompt attention.
met tt TURNER,
Seal Estate Agents,
irsyancers & Accountants.
j§  FOR  SA14_|
ft Booues. T. C. Atkinson.
leal Estate Agents,
phfbbis Street, opposite th* Postoffice,
New Wmtminiitm, B. C.
VOL.  2.
POBT MOODY, B. O,   SATURDAY,    MAY   30,    1885.
-NO. 25.
|rery Article in their Linr
Always in Stock.
front St       ~YAL-E B. C.
Port Moody
Hooily Shingle Mill,   where the   host
hisgtes can be had at the lowest prices,
ieei.lL- or retail,
■apply kept constantly on hand.
Mr. Percy Noakks wm a law
•turlent. inhatiitiiig a set of chamber,
on the fourth floor, iu one of lliose
bouses in Uray's Ion Square which
oommaml an exten ivc view of the gardens, and their usual adjunct*—flaunting nuiaery-iiiaids, the towo-midt*
children, with parenthetical leg*. Mr.
Percy Noake* waa what is generally
termed—"• devilish good fellow." He
had e large circle of acquaintance, and
seldom dined at hia own expense, He
used to talk politics to papas, flatter the
vanity of tpaoimas, do the amiable to
tlreir daughter*, make plmsiire engagement* with their too*, and romp with
tbe younger branches. Like those
paragons of perfection, advertising
footmen out of place, he waa alwaya
"willing to make himself generally use
ful." If any old lady, whose son was
in India, gave a ball, Mr. Percy Noakes
waa master of the ceremonies; if any
young lady made a stolen match, Mr.
Percy Noakes gave her away; if a
(juvenile wife presented her husband
with a bio iming cherub, Mr. Peicy
Noakes wss eithei godfather or deputy
godfather, and if any member of a
frienda family died, Mr. Percy Noakes
waa invariably to be seen in tbe second
mouroing.coach, witb a white handkerchief to his eyes, sobbing—to use his
own appropriate and eipressive description—"like wink in I"
It may readily be imagined that
theae numerous avocations were rather
calculated to interfere with Mr. Percy
Noake's. professional studies. Mr.
Percy No.kes was perfectly aaare of
tbe fact, and had, therefore, after
mature reflection, made up his mind
not to study at all—a laudable determination, to which be adhered in the
most praiseworthy manner. His
sitting-room presented a strange chaos
of dress-gloves, boxing-gloves, caricatures, albums, invitation-cards, foil-.
cricket-b.its. card-boaruKlrawings, paste,
gum, and fifty other miscellaneous articles, heaped together in the strangest
confusion. He was always making
something for somebody, or planning
some party of pleasure, which was his
gieet forte. He invariably fyoke with
astonishing rapidity; was smart,
spoffiab, and eight-and-lwouty.
"Splendid i.lea, 'pon my life!"
.oNI-.,-.:-.. i   v..   x>—_. »t
taiotonburgii Bros.
Keep constantly on hand a
firstclass Stock of
r°u want the value of your
"to? go to Fales ft Co. for
•r-Jware,  Groceries,
Sp****,       ~
Port Moody.
his morning coflec, as bis mind reveited
to a suggestion which had been thrown
out on the previous night by a lady at
whose house he had spent the evening.
Glorious ideal—Mrs. Stubbs."
"Yf,s fir," replied a dirty old woman
vith an inflamed countenance, emerging from the bed room, with a barrel
of dirt and cinders. Tins was the
laundress.     "Did you call sirl"
'Oh! Mrs. Stubba, I'm going out.
If that tailor should call again, you'd
better say—you'd better say I'm out of
town, and shan't be back for a fortnight
and if that book maker should come,
tell bim I've lost his address, or I'd
have sent that little amount. Mind
he writes it down; and if Mr. Hardy
shouM call—you know Mr. Hard)?"
"I'he funny gentleman, sir?"
'Ahlthe funny gentleman. If Mr,
Hardy should ca'l. say I've gone to
Mrs. Taunton's about that water-party."
"Yes, air,"
"And if   any fellow   calls, and  says
he's come about a steamer,   tell him to
be here at live   o'clock this   afternoon,
Mrs. Stubbs."
"Very well, sir."
Mr. Percy Noakes brushed bit ll si,
whisked tlie crumbs off his inexplicable,
wiih a silk handkerchief, gave the end-,
nf his hair a persuasive roll round his
forefinger, and sallied forth for Mr-.
Taunton's domicile in Great Marl'
boron ith street, where Bbe and her
daughters occupied the upper pan of a
house. She was a good looking widow
of fifty, with the form of a giantess ami
the mind of a child. The pursuit of
pleasure, and some means of killing
time, were the sole end of herexistence.
She doted on her daughters, who were
as frivolous as herself.
A g-in-riil exclamation of -atisfaction
hailed the arrival of Mr. Percy Noaks,
who went thiough the oidiuary salutations, and threw himself into an easv-
chair near the ladies' work-table, with
the cane of a regularly established friend
of the family. Mrs. Taunton was busily
engaged in planting immense bright
bows on every part of a smart cap on
which it was possible to stick one; Miss
Emily Taunton was making a watch-
guard; Miss Sophia was at the piano
practicing a new song—poetry by the
young officer, or some oth»r interesting
"You good creature 1" said Mrs.
Taunton, addressing the gallant Percy.
"You really are a good soul! You've
c 'me aboot the water-party, 1 know."
"I should rather suspect I had," replied Mr. Noakes, triumphantly. "Now
come here, girls, and I'll .ell you all
about it " Miss Emily and Miss Sophia
advanced to the table.
"Now," continued Mr. Percy Noakes
"it seems to me that the best way will
be, to bave a committee of ten, to make
all the arrangements, and ma' age the
whole set-out. Then, I propose ihat
tbe expenses shall be paid by these ten
fellows jointly."
"Excellent, indeed I" said Mrs.
Taunton, vho highly approved of this
part of the arrangements.
'Then, my plan is, that each of these
ten fellorrsbas tbe power of asking Ave
the r-oininitiee, at lay chambers, to unak-
I the *riaiigeiiieiiis, and the>>- p-nple
sball be then named; every member of
the committee shall have the power of
black-balling *ny one who is proposed;
and one black ball shall exclude that
person. This will en.uie our having a
pleasant pa.lv, you lino*."
"What a manager you art*" interrupted Mrs. Taunton again.
"Charming!" said the lovely Emily.
"I never did!" ejaculated .Sophia.
'•Yes, I think it'll do," replied Mr
Peicy Noakes, who was now quite in
his element. "I think it'll do. Then
you know we shall go down to the
Nore, and back, and have a regular
capital cold dinner laid out in (be cabin
before we start, so tbat everything may
be ready without any confusion; anil
we shall have the lunch laid oot, in
those little tea-garden-looking concerns by the paddle boxes—I don't
know what you call 'em. Then, we
shall hire a steamer expressly for our
party, and a band, and have tbe
deck chalked, and we shall be able to
dance quadrilles all day; and then,
whoever we know that's musical, you
know, why they'll make themselves
useful and agreeable; and—and—upon
lhe whole, I really hope we shall have a
glorious day, you know I"
"Well, but tell me, Percy," aaid
Mrs. Taunton, ' who are the ten gentlemen to bel"
"Oh 11 know plenty of fellows who'll
be delighted with tin-scheme," replied
Mr. Percy Noakes; "of course  we shall
h.ve "
"Mr. Hardyl" ii.terrupted the servant, announcing a visitor. Miss
Sophia and Miss Emily hastily as
sumed the most interesting attitudes
tbat could be adopted on so short a
"How are yout" said a stout gentleman of about forty, pausing at the door
in the attitude of an awkward harlequin. This was Mr. Hardy, whom
»e have before describe I, on the authority of Mrs. Stubbi, "the funny
gentleman." He was an Astley-
Cooperisb Joe Miller—a pratical joker
immensely popular with married ladies,
and a general favorite with young men.
He was always engaged in some pleasure
excursion 'or other, and delighted in
getting somebody iuto a scrape on such
occasions. He could sing comic songs,
imitate  hackney coachmen and   fowls,
iil.iy airs on Ins chin, and execute concerto* r,n the,Jews-harp. He ,|„
ate and drank most immoderately, and
was the bosom friend of Mr. Percy
Noakes. He had a red face, a somewhat husky voice, aud a tiemendous
"How are youl" said This worthy,
laughing, as if it were the finest joke in
the »orld to inak<' a in. ruing call, and
shaking hands with the .ladies with as
much vehemence as if their arms had
been so many pump-h mdles.
"You're just the very man I wanted,"
said Mr. Peruy Noakes, who proceeded
to explain tht cause ot his being in requisition.
"Ha! ha! hai" shouted Hardy, after
hearing the statement, and receiving a
tailed account of the proposed excursion. "Oh, capitul! glorious! What
a day it »ill bel what funl— But, I say,
when are you going to begin making
the airangeinentsl'
'No time like the present—at once,
if you please."
"Oh, charming!' cried the ladies.
'Pray do!"
Wiitings materials were laid before
Mr. P-rcy No.ikes and tha names of
ihe dirt' r in in mber,; f the committee
were agreed oo, after a« much discussion
between him and Mr. Hardy as if the
fate of nations had depended on their
appointin -nt. It was ihen agreed' thnt
a meeting should take place at Mr.
P. rev Noakcs's chamber mi ihe ensuing
Weilnrsrlay evening at eight o'clock,
and ihe visitors departed.
Wednesday evening arrived' eight
o'clock came, and eight members of the
committee were punctual iu their attendance. Mr. Loggin., the solicitor,
ofBos»ell Court sent an excuse, anrl
Mr. bamuel Biigga, the ditto of
Furnival'a Inn, sent hia brothei; much
to his (the brother's) safsf it-lion, and
(.really to the discomfiture of Mr,
Percv Noakes. B-tween the Brigeses
and theTauntons there existed a ■ egrec
na •• Ii nn ti -of tbi Brig*. f.iiinU bad
man., d that Mr. Alexander should
attend, instead of his brother; and aa
'he .aid Alexander was deservedly ode
raied for possessing all the perti acity
if a hankrupicv emit attorney, com
in-.I w th the obstinacy of that useful
animal which,brow«ea on the thisrl-,
lie required but li I * Ie tuition. He wa.
especially enjoined to make himself
as disagreeable as possible; and, above
all to black ball the Taunious at every
The proceedings of the evening were
opened hy Mr. Percy Noakea. After
successfully urging on the gentlemen
prasent the propriety of their mixing
mme brandy and water, he briefly
stated the object of the meeting, and
concluded by observing that the first
step must lie the selection of a chairman, necessarily possessing some arbitrary—he trusted not unconstitutional
powers, to whom the personal direction of the whole of the arrangements
(subject to the approval of the committee) should be confided. A pale
young gentleman, in a green stock and
spectacles of the same, a member ofthe
honorable society of the Inner Temple,
immediately rose for the purpose, of proposing Mr. Percy Noakes. He bad
known him long, and this he would say
that a more honorable, a more excellent, or a better hearted fellow never,
existed. (Hear, hear!) The young
gentleman, who was a member of a debating society, took this opportunity of
entering into an examination of the
state of the English law, from the days
of William the Conqueror down to the
present period; he briefly adverted to
the code established by the ancient
Druids; slightly glanced at the principles laid down by the Athenian lawgivers; and concluded with a most
glowing eulogium on picnics and constitutional rights.
Mr. Alexander Briggs opposed the
motion. He had the highest esteem
for Mr. Percy Noakes as an individual
but he did consider that he ought not
to be intrusted with these immense
powers—(oh, oh!)—He believed that
... the proposed capacity Mr. Percy
Noakes would not act fairly, impartially
or honorably; but he begged it to be
distinctly understood, that he said this,
without thesliglitest personal disrespect.
Mr. Hardy defended his hon-rable
friend, in a voice rendered partially unintelligible by emotion and brandy-and
reetTOte,^nd"tfi'e1^^ii,)-'PeiW*-g**Vu rX»
Custom House; mul, as he proposed
that the dinner and wines ■Maid ba
provided by an eminent city purveyor
itwjH arranged that Mr. Percy Vomm
shuuid ba on hoard by seven o'clock to
superintend tin- arruii.'i-im-iits, and iInn
the remaining memlers nf the Been
mit.e', toge h >r with the soman/
generally, should be expected to join
her by nine o'clock. More brandy and-
water waa dispatched: several sj.e.. bes
were made by the dirti-ient law stu
dents present, thanks were voted to
the chairman; and the meeting
The weather had been beautiful up to
this period, and beautiful it continued
to he. Sunday passed over, and Mr.
Percy Noakea became fidgety rushing
constantly, to and from the Steam
Packet Wharf, to the astonishment
of the clerks, and the great emolument
of the Holborn cabmen. Tue.-day ar
rived, and the anxiety of Mr. Percy
Noakes knew no bounds. He was every
instant running to the window, to look
out for clouds; and Mr. Hardy astonish
ed the whole square by practicing a new
comic song for the occasion, in the
chairman's chambers.
Uneasy were the sluml-ers of Mr.
Percy Noakes that night; he tossed
and tumbled about, and had confused
dreams of steameia starting oil', and
gigantic clocks with the hands pointing
to a quarter-past-nine, and the ugly
face of Mr. Alexander Briggs looking
over the boat's side, and grinning, as
if in derision of his fruitle ... attempts
to move. He made a violent effort to
get on board, and awoke. The bright
sun was shining cheerfully into the
bedroom and Mr. Percy Noakes started
up for his watch, in the dreadful ex
peciation of finding his worst dreams
It was just five o'clock. He calculated the time—ho should be a good
half-hour dressing himself; and as il
was a lovely morning, and the tide
would be then running down, he would
walk leisurely to Strand Lane, and
have a lioat to the Custom House.
He dressed himself, took a hasty
apology for a breakfast, and sallied
forth. The streets looked as lonely
and deserted as if they had been
crowded, overnight, for tho last time.
Here and there, an early apprentice,
with quenched-looking sleepy eyes,
was taking down the shutters of a shop
and a policeman or milk-woman might
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-f implacable hatred, quiie unprecedented.    The animosity between the Montagues and Capulets was nothing to that
which   prevai'ed   between   these   two
illustrious houses.    Mis.   Biiggs   was a
widow   with three  diughteis   and two
sons; Mr.   Samuel,  the eldest,   was an
attorney,   and    Mr.     Alexander,   the
youngest,   wis   under   articles   lo his
brother.      They   resided   in Portland
street, Oxford street, and moved in the
same oibitas theTauutons—hence their
mutual dislike.   If the   Miss Briggses
appeared   in   smait   bonnets, the Miss
Tauntons   eclipsed them with smarter.
If Mrs. Taunton   appeared in a cap of
all   the   hues   of   the    rainbow, Mrs.
Briggs forthwith mounted a toque, with
all the patterns of the kaleidoscope.    If
Miss   Sophia Taunton   learned  a new
s rng, two of lhe Miss Briggses came out
with a new duet.   The   Taunt .ns had
once gained   a temporary triumph with
the assistance of a harp, but the Briggses
brought three guitars into the field, and
effectually   routed   the enemy.   There
waa no end tothe rivalry between them.
Now,  as Mr.   Samuel   Briggs was a
meie machine, a sort of self acting legal
walking-stick;   and aa   tbe party   waa
known   to   have   originate I,   however
people.   Ther*   must
•er ot asking nve I annwn   -u   m..~   ~.-B ,
be a maeting of I rtmotely,   with Mrs.   Taunton,  Ihe fe-
only oni:,dissentieni voice, Mr. Percy
Noakes was declared duly elected, and
took the chair accordingly.
The business of the meeting now
proceeded with rapidity The chair
man delivered in his estimate of the
probable expenses of the excursion, and
every one present subscribed his proportion thereof. The question was put
that "The Endeavor'' he hired for the
occasi. n; Mr. Alexander Brigg.a moved
as an amendment, that the word "Fly"
he substituted for the word "Endeavor;" but, after some debate consented to withdraw his opposition. The
important, ceremony of balloting then
commenced. A tea-caddy was placed
on a table in a dark comer of the
appaitment, and every one was provided with two backgammon men,
one black, and one white.
The chairman with great solemnity
read the following list of the guests
whom he proposed to introduce: -
Mrs. Taunton and two daughters, Mr.
Wizzle, Mr. Sinisoii. The names were
respectively balloted for. and Mrs.
I'uuiiton and her daughters were declared to to black-balled. Mr. Percy
N'onkes and Mr. Hardy exchanged
"Is your list prepared   Mr.    Brig'*s?"
inquired the chairman.
"It is," replied Alexander, delivering in the following:—"Mrs. liriggs
and three daughters, Mr. Samuel
Briggs." The previous ceremony was
repeated, and Mr. Biiggs and three
daughters were declared to be black
balled, Mr. Alexandria Briggs looked
rather foolish, and the remainder of the
company appeared somewhat overawed by the mysterious nature of the
The balloting proceeded; but, one
little circumstance which Mr. Percy
Nonkes had riot originally foreseen,
prevented the system from working
rpiite as well as he had anticipated.
Everybody was blackballed. Mr.
Alexander Briggs, by way of retaliation, exercised his power of exclusion
in every instance, and the result was,
that after three hours had been consumed in hard balloting, the names of
only three gentlemen were found to
have been agreed to. In this dilemma
what was to be done? either the whole
plan must fall to the ground, or compromise must be effected. The latter
alernative was preferable; and Mr.
Percy Noakes therefore proposed that
the form of balloting should he dispensed with, and that every gentleman
sliould merely be required to state
whom he intended to bring. The pro
posal was acceded to; the Tauntons
and the Briggses were reinstated; and
the party was formed.
The next Wednesday was fixed for
the eventful day, and it was unanim
ously resolved that every member of
the committee should wear a piece of
blue sarsenet ribbon round hisleftarm.
It appeared from the statement of Mr.
Percy Noakes, that the boat belonged
to the General Steam Navigation Com-
and   was   then   lying off the
s'r*rv11n-tsnra*'f nofy^r'nfigahto cfenhtjir
doors, or light the kitchen fires, and
London looked the picture of deaola-
tion. At the corner of a bye street,
near Temple Bar, was stationed a
"street breakfast." The coffee wns
boiling over a charcoal tire, and large
slices of bread and butter were piled
one upon the other, like deals in a
timber-yard. The company were .seated
on a form, which, with a view both to
security and comfort, was placed
against a neighboring wall. Two
young men, whose uproarious mirth
and disordered dress bespoke the conviviality of the preceding evening,
were treating three "ladies" anrl an
Irish laborer. A little sweep was
standing at a short distance, casting a
longing eye at the tempting delicacies;
and a policeman was watching the
group from the opposite side of the
street. The wan looks, and gaudy
finery of the thinly-clad women contrasted as strangely with the gay sunlight, a, did iheir forced merriment
with the boisterous hilarty of the two
young men who, now and then, varied
their amusements by "bonneting" the
proprietor of this itinerant coffee
Mr. Percy Noakes walked briskly
by, and when he turned down Str.ml
Lane, and caught a glimpse of the
glistening water, he thought he had
never felt so important or so happy in
his life.
Boat, sir!" cried one of the three
watermen who were mopping out their
boats, and all whistling. "Boat, sir!"
"No." replied Mr. Percy Noakes,
rather sharply; for the inquiry was not
made in a manner at al) suitable to his
"Would you prefer a wessel, sir?"
inquired another, tothe infinite delight
of the "Jack-in-the-water."
Mr. Percy Noakes replied with a
look of supreme contempt.
"Did you want to he put on lioard a
steamer sir?' inquired an old fireman
waterman, very confidentially. He
was dressed in a faded red suit, just the
color of the cover of a very old Court-
"Yes, make haste—the 'Endeavor'
-of the Custom House."
" 'Endeavor!'" cried the man who
had convulsed the "Jack" before. "Vy
I see the 'Endeavor' go op half an hour
"So did I," said another; "and I
sliould think she'd gone down by this
time, for she's a precious sight too full
of ladies and gen'lemen."
Mr. Percy Noakes affected to disregard these representations, and
stepped into the boat, which the old
man, by dint of scrambling, and shoving, and grating, had brought up to
the causeway. "Shove her off!" cried
Mr. Perov Noakes, and away the boat
glided down the river; Mr. Percy
Noakes seated on the recently mopped
seat, and the waterman at the stsirs
offering to bet him any reasonable
sum that he'd never reach the
na.mrva.it5, rtuiiiifi  aim una,
with parties huiMing, tf> supply
them with all material in the ah. ve-n.-imtl
line, at BOTTOM PRICB8.
Orders by Telephone or Stage attcitletl t*»
with prumptuesa.
D. B, B&AKT, Proprietor,
Just Received !
rpHE  (TNOXBSIOITBD ntpeetroll} in
* forms the citizens of I'ort Moodj ni.il
vicinity tha. he has just received a Urge
and varied assortment nf seasonable
Boots and Shoes
Ready-made Clothing
Etc.,   Etc.,
Having bought the above Stock for CASH,
1 am prepared to ftell at the luwest
Vegetables and Mts
Fimt-class Workman ship '.nrawtccd
EA6IT. Cioct fi'-*-, CctrxsiA St.,?;.'^,
■ <£j)t $ort jUnobq ©njtttf.
SATURDAY. MAY  30, 1685.
Our "Responsible UjnuttW are
how en->aj.ej. in docairiitinj- liirdcagi-
walk in Victoria. .Srnitln', Robson,
aad Davie are resolved to reward
tlieinsnlves witb stately mansion...
Tbeir UtfM nirw liuum-H aro close by
tlie L-'-islative Hall, and it is quite
jiossible tbat the three owm-re bouave
ihey will continue in office for several
MM, Fifty thousand dollars is a
large sum to expend iu house building.
Where did tbey get the money! W Im
rarest We are a free poopltj and while
we enjoy the empty honor of gabbling,
the knaves are growing fat. Every
elector seems to be heartily sick of the
rotten thing culled "Responsible Government" but the whole body of
electors ure like a flock of sheep—timid,
harmless, thoughtless. Au ancient
slave enioyed more power than the
modern freeman wbo is satisfied to live
without thinking. He lives and looks
at the wolves. Oh! what a freeman!
Our correspondent at Clinton says:—
"The crops refreshed by showers are
blooming and they delight the eye of
the farmer. In every direction the
prospect is encouraging. The cuttle
are in prime condition, and a few more
showers would save us the cost of
irrigation. Water from the clouds
warms the bosom of the earth and increases the produce of the soil. Most
of the water used for irrigation in this
upper country is as cold as ice, it chills
the soil. Only a few fanners have
made dams where the water rests and
grows warm in the sum before it is
used on the wheat fields. Without
rain their fields produce excellent crops.
Rain at this season means rest for the
farmer but from the time he begins to
mow until the snow comes he is as busy
as a bee. The Indians at Chilliwhack
William's Lake, Bigbar, and Lillooet
leivi. very good crops, and in a few
y -ur's tliey will be excellent farmers.
Tn-ii- stock increases and they are all
eng'T rtiiil willing to shine as farmers.
I, ro Oliuck Fan has written a letter
wnich was published in the "Colonist"
last .Sunday. This unfortunate China-
iiinu believes there is a public opinion
in this Province, and somebody told
him it could be used in his favour. He
lias plenty of money, and therefore he
may air his grievance in print, but the
public opinion of British Columbia is
us harmless as anything of the kind
that Loo Chuck Fan could find at
Ou Tuesday night a Roman Catholic
missionary arrived in the camp of
General Middleton and was the bearer
olF-i-s to surrender uncondiiionally.
His followers to the number of two
thousand have laid down their arms
and are suppliants for pardon. The
war in the North-West is all ended.
From all parts of the Province we
learn from our correspondents that
Her Majesty's birthday was celebrated
with unusual rejoicings. At Victoria
and New Westminster tho sports were
exciting, but in the rural districts of
Langley, Kamloops, Clinton, and
Carriboo, and in twenty other places
iu the interior "God Save the Queen"
was sung in right royal style.
All the prizes given at New Westminster came to the Inlet. Mr. Geo.
Black's blood horses won the races and
n Granville crew were the winners of a
boat race.
tablish three or four heavy gun foundries; two or three in the Atlantic aud
one in the Pacific. Fifty millions o"
people without a gr*-at gun. and every
one of them in possession of a pocket
pistol. All ready to pop at their neighbours anl no one ready to resist tli ■ in
vader.    These are strange fa ts.
On Friday twelve jurors were
selected to try S|neckles for attempting
tu iiiurdi-r Do Young in iSanfrancisco;
but Spreckles has piles of money and
the whole proceeding will be a sham.
The -iinrket pistol is the Lord Chief
Justice of'.he United States, and if it
contiiiuis in practice the reformers ol
Europe must build colleges and educate
thousands of young men to go out as
civiliuers to thn United States. Blood
is thicker than water and there is no
sense in sending millions annually lo
civiiu.; the South Sea Islanders while
there is such a field us the lund of
lilieny near home. I he pocket pistol
is a coward s play toy nnd it des.-rves
the notice of the civilizcrs.
The statue of "Lilierty enlightening
the world' is on the ocean and m-iy
arrive iu New York early next week.
The critics say it is a triumph of art
but it will present no idea to the
national mind and may be fairly described as a big toy that will amuse the
rowdies of New York for half a day.
Senator Edmonds has been summoned to appear as a witness on points
of Ainericun law before the House of
Lords snd will sail from New York to
day at 12 o'clock.
On Tuesday a beautiful girl aged
seventeen rushed out of her father's
house iu New York and bought five
cents worth of Paris green. Tlie apo
thecary hesitated iu giving the drug
and the young girl smiling said: "You
need not. bo afiaid 1 shall not eat any
of it." She went home and eat it all
and before she died she declared "she
could not live because she was not
educated." Thousands of the beauties
that flutter round iu hats and bonnets
ought to havo wings; as big butterflies
they would be ornamental in city
gardens. The girl was the daughter
of a Frenchman supposed to he a
Christian but she could not say her
prayers.    It is a wonderful world.
In Rniifrancisco the peoplo have a
free libi-.-iry; the shelves are protected
I-y iron gratings; the dictionaries and
ilii'.vLoi i. s are chained to the tables
and u stranger might readily suppose
that it is intended for criminals. The
books drawn from it are of the Allan
Pinkerton type of low vulgarity; the
history of Jesse James and the "Airy
Fairy Lillian" sort, or worse. Nearly
all the newspapers in the city recommend the closing up of this institution which is described by them as "a
place of assignation to which no dece it
girl would venture to go unattended."
Order is Heaven's first law; but San-
francisco is very far from Heaven and
the people know nothing of the perfect order that keeps all things in place.
The order that directs animals of the
cat kind is the only order popular any
where on this continent, and in twenty
years from this date—but, may the
Lord deliver us from the dark dismal
looking future.
A vigilance committee has been form
ed iu the town of Flushing, L. I., and
will keep the married people in good
order. The rules and penalties fixed
are interesting. All husbands not
home at 11 o'clock to be tarred and
feathered, or publicly flogged; and the
husband who buys lemonade or wine
at the circus or in any public place for
an unmarried woman shall be ducked
in thejfountain. The names of every
married woman who sends a can to the
grocery for beer shall be published.
The law makers say "the   woman that
has a liquorish mouth is we cannot
quote the   law but it does not describe
her as - a lady.
A United States army officer says:
England with her magnificent navy
and 100 ton guns could,if she willed it
in one day destroy property in t!ie
United States worth six billion dollars
A million of men on land would be
worthless as defenders. The iron clads
firing at long range would he unapproachable. The picture of prospective
desolation has alarmed the owners of
city property and the Fenians begin to
see that their chance of going out as
pirates is very small indeed. It is
quite possible that the United   States
The Suez Canal commissioners pro
cecd slowly and it would appear from
the private reports that Germany is
hostile to England, and France moder
ate in tone: Ita'y has been niu.ral on
the surveilance question with a leaning
to England. It is evident that Bismarck believes himself to be Dictator
General of Europe. He can do a good
deal on land but on sea his power would
not overload a fishing skirt'. The commissioners will consume two months
ni conversation and then the question
will be just where it is .now. Wo are
On Tuesday Gladstone said in reply
to a conservative member. "Nothing
is settler! between England ami Russia
for it has not been absolutely settled
who is to act ns arbitrator."
The will of Peter the Great is
paraded just now all over Europe as n
thing that deserves notice. What appeared possible to Peter before the invention of steam and 80 ton gem, is
only a shadow. But a great many states
men and generals are only big little
boys, full of superstitious fear. The
will of Peter deserves no more notice
than the mandate issued by the ghost
of Hamlet.
An order Iiuh been issued at head
quarters directing the trial by court
martial of Lieut. Gardner who permitted Paul Uoynton to escape in New
York harbour after hu hud fastened u
torpedo to the Garnet. The sentry on
duty was sentenced to forty days im
prisontnent and the midshipman was
acquitted. The next American joker
who ventures to fool with an English
war ship will discover that practical
jokii g is oppsed to the d scipline which
must be observed.
An Irishman mimed lirennan has invented a torpedo boat which is the niosi
perfect machine of the kind afloat. It
has been tested by the Lords of the Ad-
mira'ty and on Monday last Brennan
received forty thousand pounds as payment in full for this extraordinary
mnchine, wh ch moves on the water or
under the »a;er with the agility of a fish
The thing is described as "the terror
of the deep, an irresistible power in
water." It may be launched from the
prow or stern of a war ship and moves
with wonderful precision on the surface
or under the waves.
A writer in the "Times" of Friday
says: "It is ih. inter*st of this country
to restrict and not to extend belligerent
rights. We have sharper weapons than
other nations, but wc have thinner skins.
With two thousand millions of pounds
invested in property abroad, with a merchant navy such as the world has never
seen, with toiling millions depending
for ha'f their food on sea borne sup
plies, it is madness for us to extend the
rights at sea. What we can destroy at
sea belonging to an enemy is insignifi
cent compared with what we have at
risk ourselves. "Even in destroying an
enemy's ships and cargoes, so far reaching
are our investments, we may. probably, be
destroying the securities for debts due to
ourselves." This leter was written by
old John himself and it would appear
by his testimony that he cannot destroy
any gieat city or any big ship without
doing some damage to his own personal
property. With capital invested in
every part of the world he must try to
keep the peace. Honour is nothing
and wealth is lhe great direcor of events
If all the influence of I n'land is used
to keep the peace Russia can not go to
Of all  the curious act* of the pres
ent   local   Government,  probu'uly  the
most  extraordinary   was   the gift   of
seven hundred and fifty thousand acres
of the people's lands  to an alien company, the land covered  with   magniii- j •
cent timber, the soil covering a p.-rfect
Golcouda of   valuable   minerals.    We
have tried by all the ingenious methods
at reasoning  within our power to discover any motive for sueh a munificent
gift.    Anything in the shape of benefit to   the people of  the Province  is
entirely out of the question;   the most
careful enquiry has not elicited a single
fact   that   can  show  any   possible   or
future advantage.    Not  only wr-s the
gift   bestowed   without   any   apparent
i-e.-ison, but the person,, who were empowered to secure  the privileges were
permitted  to Mantra them in such u
very remarkable   maimer,   that it will
be  worth while   recalling   the circum
Btances  to   the mi mis of   our readers
We  were told at the time that ono of
the promoters brought to this Province
a very large sum of money, and it was
said, went away with a very slim purse,
after tho bill had been passed.    We all
know that a person iupposed to Im the
agent of the principals   in   the  aii'air,
was allowed to be on the   floor of the
House during the  time ihe bill   was
being discussed, and that he went from
member to   member  whispering    soft
nothing',   no  doubt—till  one of   the
members, for   very shame,   called   the
attention of the Speaker  to the fact
We were assured by the ministers and
by some of their supporters  that   the
enterprise was to bring to the Province
no end of benefit;  the ore was to  be
carried on the rail Any to the Columbi.
river, placed on  steamers,  carried to
the Cunadian Pacific railway, and on
the cars of that redoubtable company
it was to be brought to Port Moody,
to be shipped  to Swansea.    We ridiculed  the  whole story at tin- time  us
absurd bosh, because very little intclli
gence would be  n-cessary to discover
that the carriage of the ore would cost
more than it was worth by the time it
reached Port Moody.    In order to convince some of tin-, incr-dulous members
that this  would certainly be the case,
they were assured that the duly which
would doubtless be levied in the United
States, was absolutely prohibitory, anrl
t.lirouglfi B:
war de
The opinion of the general public iu regard
to Ayer's Cherry Pectoral is confirmed by
clergymen, lawyers, public speakers, and
actors. All say it is the best remedy that
c»n be procured for MI affections of ths vocsJ
..,..11..   .*-«••    -, *■    .-—*--   :'
rough British Columbia for the prei-
ent.    This, of course, would necessitate
a railway to the Columbia,   a  lino of
steamers, which would have to bo built
in the Province, nnd manned, no doubt,
by British Columbians.    The compaty
wts   to purchase all  their   extensive
inachin-ry in  Victoria,   and draw  all
rheir supplies   from   our   traders   and
fanners, a rich nnd contii.ued source of
wealth to us.    When the bill was panning through the Hou-i.r,  tho privileges
asked by the company were so glaringly
aid extravagantly favorable, that some
if the more prudent advocates of the
bill, suggested some curtailment and  he
i isertion of some clauses that made it
less of a give away in appearance.    Al
each al'cration, the House was told that
the enterprising promotors of the bill
had decided to throw it up in disgust;
but we told our readers at the time that
the so-called company had no intention
if doing anything of the kind,  and if
tiie conditions were made a great deal
more   stringent  they  would   bo very
happy to take   what  they  could get
There can be no doubt but that they
conceived themselves very lucky in obtaining   what  tho   ministry and   tho
ministers' supporters wero  pleased to
give them, and that certainly was extremely generous, as people are apt to
be who arc giving away what does not
belong to them.    It now appears that
the railway is only likely to be a make
believe; that the steamer lately built is
is plying between American settlements
and Eagle Pass, or i herebouts, carrying
supplies from the United States to the
Canadian Pacific railway contractors,
who should be supplied by the trade;
in the Province;  that the ore which
was to be carried through this Province
is to be taken to Idaho to smelt, and
that   the  Northern   Pacific   Railway
Company are making a branch to suit
the company,  close  to the  boundary
line.    So that we  have,   through our
mock legislators, given away millions'
worth of timber, millions upon millions'
worth of mineral, and seven hundred
and fifty thousand acres of land, for—
nol hing, so far as the people are concerned.
to quarrel, with his  generals would be
to lose his beat  friends, and to do that
would be to lose his throne.     The war
party, then, has the game in   its  own
hands, and judging from its success, so
far, seems to have   every   prospect   of
continued good luck. Gladstone's yield-
ng witli the hope of pre erving peace,
was the most absurd folly.      No  concessions which  he  could  make   would
appease the war   party in  Russia, and
his pacific efforts only  makes the task
for England   more difficult   because it
emboldens   the  Russians, who  believe
that England is afraid of them.     Any
hesitation amongst  the more   prudent
of the Czars  councillors   will be  neutralized by Gladstone's       ill-
timed    forliearance,   and    the   whole
Muscovite   people   will   be unanimous
for war.     It must be remembered that
thirty year's ngo Mr.Gludstone's former
colleague,      Lord       Aberdeen,      had
the same credulity   ill   Russian   statements that Mr.   < Hailstone   now holds.
He evaded war on every   possible pretext, even after the shocking butchery
of Sinopp, and discovered  all  kinds of
excuses for Russia's broken pledges and
barefaced plunder.     It occupied an entire year to bring matters  to a focus,
and  it  was   found  necessary to hurl
Lord   Aberdeen   from   power    before
active measures could be adopted. Like
Gladstone, Lord Aberdeen   was an old
man, and. no doubt, had a moral Objection to war.    Many good people object
to animal food because it is so cruel to
kill lieeves and sheep;  but   beeves and
sheep will be killed to the end of time,
and so will men who go to war, which,
in this world, is equally necessary. How
far Lord Aberdeen would have gone to
please Nicholas, it is  difficult to say,
but that energetic Czar became tired of
parleying, and  cut  tho matter  short.
His army had then crossed the   I'ruth,
and he   supposed   that nothing   could
thenceforth arrest his progress. Thestory
ofthe Crimean war is still fresh in the
memories   of   those   who   have   read
Kingslake, and   they will   recall   with
indignation ihe loss of money aud brave
in n that resulted from want of energy
uud   foresight   on  the part of   Lord
Aberdeen's Government.    It is perhaps
as well that  Englishmen   have such a
lesson to  guide  them  in  the present
crisis.      It  is true that we have not
France for an ally, and may have her
against us, but wc aro   well prepared,
... _ -.-j.!*,,j-      Fro...   thn forao   of   public
opinion,   no   doubt-every   advantage
lias been taken of  Gladstone's hocking
and lilliii.- to prepare   the country for
the   inevitable   contest.      Possibilities
rave been well considered; Russia will
have no hesitation iu  issuing letters of
marque, and even   piracy   muy   be  at
empted under 'cover  of  false  colors.
iint we don't think   that  such   tactics
•vill be either profitable or safe.    Terrible examples will be made of all such
nefarious occupations, and the British
•,'overiiiiwnt lias wisely provided against
my such villany by securing the servi
ties of thr-fastest s earners afloat.    We
observe   that   Admiral   Seymour commands a squadron entirely composed nf
fie former New York liners, the crack
steamer   Oregon  being  the   flagship.
Touching the struggle on land, at Ai-
ghanistan,   a great, deal has   been said
abort the   possible   treachery   of   the
Afghani and their disinclination to permit the British   troops   to  cross their
country.     We believe   that   the  great
majority of the Afghans will fight with
the British, because they are well paid
for their help, and that tbey will never
raise   a single objection to  England's
marching through their country whenever it suits her.      But, supposing the
whole of the Afghans to be opposed to
the British, they   would  form  but a
feeble obstacle when the advance is decided upon.    It would  not  be six  or
seven thousand  with  which Gen. Roberts marched through the entire country, but half a   million   of  men  going
possibly to meet a like number.    It is
highly   probable   that   British   troops
have   already    reacbtd   the    Pisheen
valley, and   a few   days'  march   will
carry  them   to Candabar.     This last
named  place   will  most  proliably be
made the  base  of supplies,  and the
forces will march thence to Herat.   It
is very   likely that a great battle will
be fought under the walls of Herat, as
not the  city, but  the fertile country
-mm./! !.    ...111 .... il--   .       •
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral
The dinger of catching o sudden cold, whit h mar develop Bronchitis, ^
mania*, Diphtheria, or some other dangerous disease of the thrust aud lungs, hai fe,
nionitrated, again and again, the Importance of providing for just such emergt^^
by always keeping ou hand a bottle of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral.
Will Cure Bronchitis
Sarah A. Sloan, Forest Grove, Oregon,
writes: "A long time ago I lisd severe
Bronchitis. A. several of nrv brother.
sad sisters hsd .Ileal after being sluiflarly
sffecteil, I becamo slnmiril, sud con*-
nienced the use of Ayer's Cherry Peetorsl.
One bottle cured me. Tho trouble lis.
never returned, sud I believe thst the
Cberrjr rectorel saved my life."
J. M. Wharton. Jamestown, X. r
writ..: "1 ban iix-d Ayer's Own
Peeiorsl a knir. lime fn my family, __J
li.ie jet to see il. lalinr. tu cur. Bret,
ehlsl truiible. ur I mitti. of any kind..
Ju.. WaiuYn, llil..lis. Mis... writes; **l
.uQVretl ei^'ltt fOete frmil llruacbltls, ss_l
was.riirr.1 by Ihe un of Ayer's .hern
And Asthma.
Mrs. Mary A. K. Juhneoii. Huruluwii, Ts., writes: "I am now M yean tli
I btd good health, until afnielrd wild A.r.rru, ■ few years sko. This was sees*.
panted by a severe Cough. 1 suffered fnr mer s year, until I took Ayer's Caam
Pectoral, which relieved and cured me.   I believe It a ('oU-Mnd."
riiKrAiir.il iir
DU. J. C. AYr-R tt CO., Lowell, Msutu, V. 8. A.
For .ale by ,i.l Drugirl.la.
Pioneer  Market of Port Moody.
Vegetables, Fruit, Butter, Eggs, Poultry, k\
General SblpDlng and ('(iiiiinl>slini Meielmiiis      Orders from ife
Interior i'romptl) AiiemiiU fo.
-Two Doora West of the Caledonia Hotel.
SRALKO TKKDKRS will be revived by
the undersigned for the building and
completing of a Dwelling House, on John
Street, up tu noon of MONDAY, June 1.5th
I'laii.i ;in'l Spei;ificativ)ns mny be seen, and
forum of Under oblsined, at the Klgin House,
1'oit Moody, on and afierthe 1st June, next.
Two sureties for the fullilineiit of the contract, for 5 per cent, ou the amount tendered
for, will be required by tbe proprietor.
Tenders must be made on the printed forms
I'he lowest or any teuder not necessarily
Port Moody, B. C, May IM), 1885.
City Bkewery.
Clahkb Strict,     .   •     .    Poi.t MoonI
v UANKINO THK PUBLIC for the lib.
patronage iMtstowed upon mt
openiug iny Uukery, I beg to inform i
friends tbat I am still prepared to tup]
the DtUltalll with all articles iu my li
short notice, and on tlie most liberal L_
and respectfully solicit a continuance of ti
HlipjiOlt ^^^~_
establishment, is now supplying ninny
[•uitomcrs in the city with a fii-t-clai**.
quality of
Lager Beer,
Which he furnisho** in   Kej;*j  and  ilottlcs at
V'ictori'i  prices.
The   Boor  will   be   left at  tho  houses of
patrons free uf charge.
Orders left with COON, THK DRUGGIST
uill he nt.eudid to at tha stmt rates.
1^   all persons aro forbidden to r.
from any person or persons nny lot,^
iiiteiext in that certain scow now owi.edu
occupied by the undersigned and family,ii
lying In the waters of Port Moody.
Port Moody, B. C, April 17th, 1885,
itiloruiing ibe public thst Mr. A. J.
Hill, CI'!., hat become a member
which will in future be d.
el our him,
announce that they are n>w- prepared
to execute, with the utmost despatch, alt
business pertaining to
Civil Engineering,
(In all tirmiclies)
Real Estate
Accounts, &c.
Contractor & Builder!
m unit ay Brawn, - pobt moodii
IJWnMATJSa by M«ll,on.thoT»iss,h(j
.A   ishe.l on the alio, tret n. tier:.
Try the "iunlaniT Gijpuj
m..:>k or*
Tho Bust  Havana Tobaco
rnoi-niKTiin or
The  Mainland Factory,]
Colnmliia ritrei-t, New Westminster,
Ktnpli.ys only   white labor,   ami liuiiii|"*J
in mi  every c-n.-ournyoui.tit since ouiriiii,
is tuclory, bugs a cniiuu-itico uf the publ*
around it, will Im the bone of contention. The possession of the fertile
country of which Herat forms tbe
centre, affords a most valuable base.
pari ment will fmme-liatelj   es J organs, throat an-l lungs.
Our special despatches point unmistakably to a rupture between England
and Russia. So far as the latter power
ig concerned, we feel certain that war
intended from the 6rst. The
Romanoff dynasty relies almost entirely upon what is called the witr party,
and the Ozar is entirely in their hands'
! He tnifjht, possibly, prr-fr-r  pt-a'-e;  but
Plans, Specifications,  and
Estimates  carefully
*"piU. UNDERSIGNED begs to anih-maj
J- to tlio public that he has o]i«ie.»J
his now Bakery, and solicits a liberal sihaunf
of the nHtl-onage of Port Moody ami vicinitf
X-_E!B.    TIB,
Jyl 1 Between Clarke k M nrrsy 8
S.A.W   3iv£IIjIi!
They have on hand, Lota in
overy part of tha
On Scows,—It is said that in China a Urge
proportion of tbe inhabitants live over tbe
water, because of the lack of space on land,
or   the value   of the   soil for cultivation.
Whatever cause may be assigned for it, not
a few PortMoodians do, or  nave at times,
thus lived over   the   water   In   structures
termed scows.    Tbey are usually fitted up
comfortably, and are quite good enough for
ordinary people. And furthermore, are very
convenient for removal at tbe will of occupants. Home of our citizens have, on several occasions, been surprised ou waking in
the morning to observe that their nearest
neighbors bad fled daring the night, or that
new secessions had been made without the
slightest warning having been given.     On
list Sunday morning the guests of the Elgin ^^^^^^^^^^^
awoke in  utter astonishment on   beholding)     __._-.__*.       ____„_»   _.-. r        . •      _»
one of these scows anchored near by during \n I C «onn,nental Wo-* »PP»y *"
the night. It ia asserted that the proprietress !"ttOtoa Rudge, ■
ToGrrnn. with
Town, Country, & Suburban
Throughout the District of New Westminster
Moat reliable information freely given.
All bueinesa intrusted to them will receive
prompt attention.
Agents for Cajudi. Lira, and GtMBDLii
Fma Isspbanci Co, 'a.
OFFICES: Wise's Buildiogs, Front St., Now
Westminster. Lundbom's Buildings,
Douglas Street, Fort Moody. a!8
All kinds of Bough and Dressed
Furnished on short notice and at
most i essonsble rates.
Kept constantly on hand.
JOHN BURR   •   •   Man««
Spring ia only hi.lf owner of tbe O
•cow at Port Moody, as I own the other I
I and said T. B. Spring has no authority '
•ell said scow.
s anchored there for the season.
"Victoria Marble  Works,'
j Djukuu   Str-et, Viatoriat
For Sale or Exctanp
Wagon, in guod order.   Also, a J
of large, well-broken Oien, witb Yok«'
Chains.    Will lK sold a bargain, for CA»
or will be exchanged for good Milch I
Apply to        T. J. POOOE,     ,
Port Moo-Si
Or to THIS OfFItf Jjrt 3GELoobq (Diijtttt
,p. Railway Time Table.
a-, trrir . H-inil.j-.,   W Jdp_4.,«, aad
MM P   tu-.   •1'^  ''...*  • u  Tu. tji)- ,
;^,_ud H.lur_.}.. .1 » a iu.
„ ,„l-rlt<«  irslna wllho-1 tl.fc.U, at
,k,-o ll< *•■".  mT* •"'•*• wl1* h. .u'-J.rl lo
E_*.ic-sr.> al tSj'lit..
editor Oazettr-.-
THE HUJ-KB OF AI--iiha\lstan.
'1 Dipt.
•1 _,nw'l.
t). "-'raw left thia city for Van
I, till morning.
lying from Van H.rin , ea.twanl,
,r.siri.d on the 1st prox.
[H^lsy's train brought.
, for tin- local market.
71  head of
iiSoiith, C.E., was sinungat the via
rgiveu by getting y.mr boota and
ml,..i or.lur at the Pioneer Boot uli.l
Burt.  .
fsAaratA I'"-1 sus'ieii-lrai! publicaiion
L|arKHt.   The eilltor aaya it will In-
J again vhortly.
rl say. that gromula for the pas.i-n_-i.-r
are to be cle.red and graded
j Bios, have leased Mi. Hugh Burr's
inch on   Seymour   Creek,   Burrard
laneat fit go to Louis Trommer, of
lowly,     bout awl aha* work guarau-
^•stwurk putting ibe wagon mad
slot trsvel between the C.P.R. wharf
|tu bs Hotel.
Itimilinr countenance of Mr. J. T
now be seen constantly  at the
' Hotel, -where he will be happy to
■ obi friends.
Johnson, tbe    'ever C.  K., of
rij, went to Harrison river Tuee-
"J engage iu the employ of the
I. J. Haney. Hon. J. W. Trutch and
I other distinguished gentlemen were
1 the Klgin,  Wednesday evening,
pried fur up country Thursday,
ble Hheuiian furnished lodging nuar-
torse Isw-breakers   Monday night,
e forwarded to Yale Tuesday, for
itwttti tn be held at that place.
(ns rom Ottawa announces that
ut for tbe iron pior wharf at Port
n signed. This is another
•itiou of   Port Moody's  brilliant
lentood that a aum sufficient for
fiction of   a sidewalk  on Murray
ws -Jaeen street tu  Rocky Point.
railed, and that the much needed
ment will be made forthwith,
KirrWed per seow on Thursday for
isi of a residence on John street,
Mwi that the contract has heen U t
upenter work. •
TO Contractors.—Contractors
reid the advertisement for tenders,
win*, for the construction of tbe
residence for Capt. J. A. Clarke of
rR. Scott ban assumed the construe*
■to C. P. It,, or, in other words, he
Urtmm of u largo gang of mongoli
lenilrosd. We congratulate Juhniiy
eriteii promotum.
ir. Western Slope reached thia port
evening with passengers awl
for tho following consignees: I*, li.
'Cvey, VV. Insley, Kales A, Co.,
kCu.f aII of Port Moody.      Abo a
SMsilt to  tradeis at Kngle Pass,
lipped per C. P. K.
Having seen tbe communication published iu this is-su*-, headed
"Why we Don't lioorn," has prompted me to
OtOkt Otmo suggestions concerning a. matter
that I consider of viul irnnortance lo every
citizen of Port Moody, ana every tion resident interested ever ho slightly in its pros-
polity. The ■.i-minunicatiun referred to
truthtnl.y shows what insy be done b> tie
use id a li'.tlc energy iu building up a town
iu a *oot that liss only common-place natural
advantages. That place has been built in
one year b> nothing in tlie world but on intelligent use of print* r'« ink. Every day
new aeuaaaiono aie Ikm ng made to the pom
lation, and busbies-* opportunities aro being
rapidly t ik-n aud new OHM opening.
UyW 1 take it that there in nol a citiz n of
Pon M'.o'ly but is disguitvd with the slow
p.irgu'ris Immm made toward building up a
tnwu bora, 1 beUoes a new state of antra
can very eaaily lie brought about, and as my
suggestions don't cost anvthiug, it would du
uo oue any hai in to consider theoi. Bomi Uethcr,
itruaniaatUin, probably to bo called the M :ir.i
of Trade, is needed. Every good citizen
should bi induced to join the "rgani/att it,
aud many m**nilH-r»<.*ouid bo obtained out uf
town, iil-hiding some uf the prominent New
Westm u.ter gentlemen who are Interested
here. Dm* can l>e levied upon members,
and in addition to what c.mid be obtained
by subscription from those who did not can;
tu julu the iiniird, sufficient fund* culd bo
obtained to run thn Bahama according to the
way 1 shall propose. The aui'iiut needed
would n t he large and c-uld be obtained.
There should fm a president, s--cretaryi.nl
tr**;i-ur-i. Some solid citi/cn should he
choacn president. The secretary should 1*0
one familiar with the kind of work required,
aud pOMseased of aome literary ability. Tbe
treasur-r might be required to furnish bunds
at nut as de. me I beat. The secretary would
be the only mi-i whoau dut.es would be at alt
aidtouH. and he, ns well as the other otfi-
c*ts, would have enough interest in the mat*
t-r to serve wi.limit compensation. The
secretary should write short, attractive nd-
verti-tmeuts, to br insurttd in newspapers at
a few principal [joints as a sturter, (this list
misfit he increased as the success of the
scheme beesine apparent) say, for instance,
Portland, San Francisco, St. Paul, Toronto,
and Montresl. This advertising would bu
for the purpose of getting into communication with parties who desire to hotter their
location or "catch onto" a good boom, and
could be very cheaply and effectively done,
The LJcrutary would answer all enquiries
concerning Port Moody, and give information
as tothe prosuectuf any particular liue of
business,     lie should also prepare and have
Sriuted a pamphlet descriptive of Port
foody, its location, prospects, Ac, to be
sent to all enquirers. And right here let me
say that there is not a place ou the American continent to day that can be shown up
in such gold n colors and still every word he
told truth, aa can be Port Moody. ' It is tbe
terminus of the longest railroad in tbo
world. This railroad will lie completed next
fall. Round-houses, wharvna, machine
shops, A.-., will be sooncrected here, A line
of steamers will run from the eastern tor-
minus to Kurope, snd from Port Moody to
China and Japan. The harbor ia probably
the (in< nt on tbe coast. The townsite is admirable, aud the supply of excellent water
abundant. Tbe chances iu business and
manufacturing ar-; immense and unoccupied.
The climate is delightful and e.junble. All
this and much more would be contained iu
the pamphlet, together with directions as to
the different ways of reaching here, the cost,
Ac, and a hearty invitation for everyone to
come and take a hand in. Our citi/eiiH
should remember thut every addition to tbe
His Highness was dressed in military cos
tume; light-adored coat, astrakhan cap, aud
loose trousers tucked into shining top boots.
His *ai*t was giit by a broad belt stttddad
with fUror ftmaoiOlttSi and bi wore a sword
with richly chased scabbard, He sat bis
horse well, aud won the ;iir of parfeut self-
ji.-s.-i-.i, and topoasironooi which iliran
tuatka bim.    He im t b.rn.je'I mo to show
MU] :- nr a tojH-slniM-nt, and tab
thuii* ."< a soUrarof ponroo, Mr. HigbnoM
Abdurrahman Khan, Autoer <-( Cabul, i .
rather a tall, burlymm, lar^'e o. limb, broad-
should red, sllgbMy tin lining io sUmtn«M.
his face not ..f the strongly nn k,-,. Jewish
typo which prrrsiis »o uiucb iu * ghanistao,
hut rmiiid ami full, vith a f..••■ growth ■»!
whiskers and board, traoMof -nv sbowiua
in tbi latter, features dearly tnaikod, snd
■ v.- ki.ii as Afghans'ala ays aro. !■> mbis
boo ono w. old Morooli Jo >•- tba Amooi t.
bo a man of strooe will and dettrmtnation,
such   as bo has sunwu In his   past oaraei.
It will not be safe to take f« -r granted that
even a temporary pofttt between l!u«sia and
.j'reat Hntaiu ia assured while two iudis
peuwble eonditions reiiniu nooaHsfli 0.
u'iitions are, on  the Ottt hand, tne
'iii-   Kajflttk it ttOtummt will and s med
ical tuittuuu ut  latin to test the results of
the   h'.cii-itj   of    KaoeolotMMi   witli   cholera
The appoiittrjient uf J»r.   Morau as  Arch
nt ui Basoio to an Afghan bound-1 bishop ot I'uldm is dafinttoly sottlad upon.
aty definite in  all   its  dataili  ■■ n ! at J,
pruffsosilly EmmaubU;   oa to- utboi band,
■ in Ur. (jladsl *ni 's i tioa b)
tbo M osool «loinmooa, En a Itb h oo t- >■ 11 I
di. i-tmii t -j I: r ii diiuu^'   the   pn-'i.t week, the
Miiiiti  ul .uajoii-y hi i already •Jirunk to
2S.    H' f -re -iicii sanetboi can i»* g
Pramior wfll bars ii spraad all the facts in
matter before Parliamont, indodin). the
h be
WOOl '•■ }*-''z" htm to I e of
quu-i, pacific ehntiiet-r, w. ru a-.muuhst by
too straaa and rtrain of fortune, but n*»w
client for the World t<> Ulu Its r»r| ■ man
■pprosobtbg 50 years of eg*, and wtthav«n
year lived lo the full siuoO urly maiihod.
lie has -iill'i.-d much ol lat.^ ir u, gout,
which hit. journey from Cabul inn t have
aggravated, and iu stoppiag from tht ear
ri.i^u bu* innpt.rary Immue • Ixoiino apparent. Hu woo drooaod In a noHbrm of dark
color, und without th-: elaborate gold out
broidery which son.e of bis ollicers boasted.
He wore a lichly omnin-ntcd sword, snd
had two email stats, of silver, I think, ou
his left l-rea-at. His headdress was a tow,
conical cap of gray astrakhan or fur, with a
broad, turuod-up bonier, on which glittared
some JrWola, He I oliu I a sol :i***rly figure,
and bad tm :.ir nf dignity whh h well became
him.—I'alt Matt UaotUe,
In a ipoooh st Kdinbtirgb, Lord Xapier
paid the following tribute to the Sisters of
a At an earlier period iu his life he held a
diplomatic position in Constantinople under
Lord Stratford do Itcdcliffc. During the
distress and tbe vicissitudes of tbe Crimean
war, the Kmbapt'ador called him one morning aud aaid, "On down to tbe port. Vou
will liud a ship there loaded with Jewish
exiles, Russuiii subjects from tbe Crimea.
It is your duty to di mid ark them. The
Turks will give you a house in which they
wilt he placed. 1 turn them over entirely to
your charge." He (Lord JN'apier aud Patrick) went down to the shore sud received
about 200, the most miserable objects that
could be witnessed, most of tbem old men,
women aud children sunk iu tbe lowest
depths of indigence atid despair. He placed
them iu tbe cold and ruiuuiis lodging which
hsd be ' allotted to them by the Ottoman
authorities. He went baofc to the Kmhaasa-
dor and said; "Your Kxcellency, these people are very cold, and I have got no fuel and
uo blankets; they are very hungry, and I
have got no food; tliey are very ditty and I
have got no oap; their hair ib in an indescribable condition, and I have no combs—
what am 1 to do with tlusc people!" "Oo,"
said the Embassador, go down to the couveiit
*T.--Tlie monotony of the hour
won Thursday nu-ming by a run-
poiite the Caledonia Hotel, of a
whed to  a railway dump cart,
i Chinaman. Tbe matter created
We merriment to spectators,* but
•Wed to any extent  by tho  poor
pi the friends of Port Moody will
•WiimumeatiouB iu this issue beaded
8b "Why we Don't Boom" and
'ihoolddo." The time is fully
Kb actiou as proposed, and the
*>7 outlined, is excellent. Let
in others on the subject, or have
» tharoughly discuss tho matter.
Bomber of
men,   who  have  been
H., in the vicinity of Port Moody
nP"be line last Sund-iv morning
* the construction work at Pitt
Ths hotels and boarding hoiioaa
J hive been heretofore taxed to
rt capacity for accommodations,
«t comfortably filled  w ith guests.
»TtunE.— The question of organ-
J[ •»' Trade at tbis place haa been
J» or less from time to time, but
J"***" the proposition met witb
■Mhut of tho preaent. Thero
rw«   ^vantages   to be  derived
'na it is to bo hoped that the
anow come to a successful isr-n.c.
wj- whosay "we can't," lot them
"■'hratton.—The celebration of
•Birthday, at New Westminater.
*j*«utcesa in many particulars,
*'■ pUronieed by our people. Con-
*e trust all the good citizens of
W ^ill do ua the honor to at-
jw-tinn of Dominion Day at this
™*7 a sufficient number of people
*" on Tuesday, to run tho busi-
!*« had to attend two stores and
^™«r besides.
Sj"»* Must Go. "-Chinese vege
*■*» are quite common on   our
Jj!»od evidently must be doing
w tnsioen.     Thoargamont that
ds'tk'" no Jn*t'*»*ca*'oii of our
' »V-       ***   r Patron*Ka wbon
b*e men have been induced
ftf*,   and     engage    In    tho
"^Jjeaa, as all know, do only
h-V^'tged to do towards the oun-
L^i-ions «f our town,   while
*"1 biwarda tbem in every con
erv "Support your owu race"
1 lnjl w*e conceive it to   be a
"Jfthe Chineae problem than
, * lettulation yet soggested. By
rl*   * --o  Chinamen,   however
tdgl^"11 nttnn%l\y encourage an
l^* *od correapondingly dis
|T wh-.-j, it -j oar evf jy mterest
•^'dit, and whose succeas is,
JJ*^, our success.     Did the
I -ftaer the nauseous methods
w«se heathens to foat.fr the
1™^, wo are sure that, at
^heste tastes, would greatly
'w of thoir white brethren.
k_tlri lo»*-be to beliove that any
I °*l with the Chinooo to ibe
°*o race, from  other than
*•  *o    the   consequences.
M henceforth patronize our
■i^V. wbon poasible to do an,
,in   "o  doing,   wo   are   bot
y** whn are struggling with
:,"n5 «f our embryo eity.
tiopulation is not only so much more gained,
Hit makes another interested citizen who
will dn what he can to make the pluce go
ahead. Our policy should not bu "CVmu to
Pjrt Moody and wc will freeze you out ir w ■
can," but "Come and join bauds with us,an i
if you come with tho right spirit we will
do wdiat we cau to as.Hint you."
I think a meeting should be held and thi-*
mutter thoroughly ditjeusscd. Homo may
say, "Oh, well, we'll have a boom anyway.
Tncre's Da use trying to rush it." If anyone
ibii-a say this, I wish to sny that I consider
him a lit suhjeet for tho hi untie asylum. Port
Moody should, bv rights, contain to-day
front .0,000 to 10,000 ptoplo. It i« probable,
in time, that the town would natttraljy in
ertaae, but in any event the scheme referred
to would accelerate and greatly eabanoe tbe
vnlue and voibmo ut n»y boom tliat there
might be. This organization would coat but
a paltry sum, uud would, if properly managed, return au incredible profit, [ hopo we
may hear some expressions from other citizens in relation to the matter. o. T. 0.
By contrasting the spirit of tho following
clipping from the ad.-ertisingcolumns of tlie
Daily Oreyoitian, with that displayed by the
real estate owners ef Port Mcody, the reason
that Port Moody bas not ore thia become a
thriving city will become apparent. The
town tbat this refers to h.iB not one tenth
part of the prospects and natural advuntagos
that Port Moody has, but live men have cot
hold of it, and during one short year it Has
grown from an unbroken forest to a city of
several hundred poopte, During the p-ist
month tliey havo had started one factory
thst coat over #100,000, and employs 100
men. By thoir liberal methods of dealing
with settlers they are not only building up
a city but makiug fortunes. Where would
the terminus of the longest railroad in the
world be to-day if such men controlled tbe
property ? God ^rant that our land-owners
may catch something of the spirit of tho extract subjoined :—
Yon Itustlersl
Yon town build* « from ths *ws«tlf
Ynu Yankee maouJscturers from tbs Esitlll
H'-r.' Is a ciniire for you te take a fasnd lu building tbe buss town ni tbo tiolumbia rivsr.
Millions In value can be crsated by your skill,
•ot -rprlso and in1 vi.
A good s'art ta aires ly mado on a solid foundation.
Mors than a quarter of a million dollars ban
hwiu expended lnpprtnsnnt lmprovemsnts.
Kve<-y nsttirl a'vantage of liva-lea, land firm-
llig country, water pnw*-r. wood, Iron, i*tou«, soil
anil climate were here at the beginning.
Tho water-power Is ln>pr<-ved; wharves, mflla
snd fai'torleq have b su built.
A railroad Is in course of c-nstruo+ion te epen up
the trade of one of tlie fluest valleys on the Paciflc
We bars one of the Anest town-site locaifona iu
the werld, and over 300 acres of adjoining lands,
we give land free to manufacturers, and furnish
litru.icr fr-'iu ur inilla nt pri.- n nr be m iiiin*-
rat siu tb countrytoHbur-einpInyfngeiiterprls a.
We do nnt dtslr t'<a >ec la'0 st y« ur (-upciis . It
is en"ugk fur us If we secure ronr assistance. Come
snd sec ns, and we will give you whatever you
want st your uwn pries, if y n ar willing to take
held ami help in bul ding up the plsee. W- waut
manufactarers, merchants, oapilal, • u rtfy and enterprise, and a-'S prepared to . ffar sit sordinary
C-rr-sp ndenoe solicit d.
Leo Broken.—Mr. Henry Baker, whilst
helping to load a gravel train at Harris'
place, three miles east of bere, on Wednesday night, had his leg bro en helow the knee
by the caving of a bank of earth upon bim.
He was brought down on Thursday morning aud Dr, Cooper summoned to his relief.
The bones were promptly sei, nnd the patient is provided with comfortable quarters
at the Caledonia Hotel. The unfortunate
man will probably be laid up for aeveral
Troubled with Corns.—Oue oi our
prominent citixeua took a trip to the Royal
City fftcently, and fell in company with hia
sweet heart, who likewise lives at Port
Moody. The twain (as often lovers do)
sought pleasure in a walk. The walk was
home ward, the hours sped swiftly on in the
fond anticipation if the future. But the
i««oi*y of that happy eve ia marred by
either fresh corns, or old ones revived as a
result, so as to almost incapacitate the gentleman for his accustomed duties. It tt, bow-
ever, fair to presume that he was lut littlo
wneerned abont his corns whilst tro bis way
of Catata, and uet a couple of Sisters ol
Mercy; they will put all to rights in a mo
ment." He went dowu to the convent, saw
the Mother Superior, and explained hia ease.
He asked for two sisters, fcibe ordered two
Sinters in her pr.seiic.-, and told them to
follow bim. These ladies wcru persons of
refinement and intellect—cultured French
women and Roman Catholics.' Ho wan a
stranger, a foreigner and a Protestant, and
he invoked their aBf-iatanee foi the benefit of
the Jews. Vet these two women made up
their bundles, followed him through the
rain without a look, a whisper, or a sign of
hesitation. From that motnrut his poor
Aigitf. ek Were laved. Noons **a\. the 1 ibors
of Ihote Sisl ia br months but himself, and
tb'*y never endeavojt d to make a single convert. And yet they did make one OOOVOrt —
they (invert d h mtsclf. It ww true that tbey
did not periuada hint of the truth of their
religion, but thev taught him to b'llii.-.i. in
the Sisters of M*?rcy. That v-a-i the way
the Sitters of Mercy acted, nnd tliey always
acted alike. Tbey had ull taken the crust
in the holy war a^.iinat misery And iln.
They were signed with the same snored sym
bid, end ns tbey worked twenty-live yours
ago on the shores of tho Bimphorus they
would work to-morrow in the el. inters of the
rvport r'f  Mr  i' In-  ,v- p),.,,, ;   r w I,
ban waited s week, lb- rill
eapl un fi -by ami fraablj w _ • *, tx
doood tho b ild awl i- n m t try atiitode
u inii.ri by hba wii.-ii t'o- :.t wi "! Um
Knofak l.'iv r battle n u o* i I.... Uml aa -
u bi -i, wm i ■ Impi-twef-ri ly m dn'sinod in tin
-.["■■ q with whtcli he w u prut I iuual «fiw<
enont to a Urge war ci ditandthi -.vacuat.on
• f   t' • S'tiid't'i.
It laalreatlyoertabi Hut tho first on .diti w
p.'.iiii.tt be not nl tbe d.ite annoi'ii.* I 1.j   |£r,
(llaHatooe i n M udny la-t. w h m I ■
oii-i. parri'd the eviisute re olntJon H
wiil ie.t ke p bis (dad . ■ lay Lie t looatod
bounder) agreement within i we k U»forvtb«
Iloustt Tbo Unaalan 4*ubi«tador, Iftoaomi,
bad no pon or tu bind I i*> Oovi-mti^ent aad
M. do (tiers bas uot aooo|Ho»l tba him fixed
upon in l-jiduti. et tbo ugh thii gave iwa>
nearlv all tbe strategic atvautagee wbfeli a
month ago the Hritinh Mini try piet'*nd d t<
think worth lighting Tu* l.i.o.'i. wants more.
and that Flie ine-tns to have more, by rougl
uu"iii-i if not bysiuo'th, may l*e inferred
fmm tir* circiimstnucc t)iat the cheerful an*-
ti itv of the dipl"tmitiila in London ih uot
j arm ttefl for a moment to relax tlit* vigor of
her a a rii he preparations in tbe Bast. He-
port* ra conflicting aa to »b-tber Boglaod
on her part has cmili.liu^ly dUoOntinuod hei
i-Oiiut'T : roviH*ou-4. wbtoh 'it lioot would hav.
been tardy and fnado-juats enough. If Mr
QIadatone hn» heoa really guilty of such a
premature remission of precautions, be will
merely have taken another leaf from the
book of his old chief, Aberdeen, whose de
lay and negligence were cba'geable with tbe
surprise and destruction of the Turkish fleet
at Si nope
Of one thing at least we may lie confident—
tbat there areas shrewd men now living and
busy at St. Petersburg as there were thirty
years ago, and that Russia will show herself
as determined as she was in 185.1 to seize all
the advantages accruing from the luc' y
presence of a well-wisher aud long-sufferer
at the head of a British Cabinet. It is quite
possible, indeed, that no provocation on the
oart of a power whose role in Bulgaria be
described as a saviour's could now extort
from Mr. (Gladstone an unequivocal declaration of war. Kven the news that Komaroff
had turned the huge armament of Hussia to
sonic practical account by pouncinit on Herat
might only excite a momentary outburst of
bravado, to be once more succeeded by pol-
tronnery in act. But Gladstone is not Kngland, nor does be even carry the Liberal
party in bis hand, for the imposing majority
of nearly a hundred with which be entered
Parliament bas dwindled to a score, and on
more than one occasion has been utterly ex-
When tne Russian Foreign Office has formally subscribed a compact assigning a precise and permanent frontier to Afghanistan,
and when the agreement has been pronounced acceptable by tbo British House of
Commons, then, and not till then, will the
war cloud still looming over Asia be for a
brief term dispelled.— N. V. .Sun.
formal approval td I
'In   Bight H n. J oho .\ ..*••) haa boon sp*
.'if-1 Chan f.j.M . f jr.!   i..|
1 ii ami  by tbe
Lipbt Hou. S.uuuji Walker, the p
iuit'.i • lanaial
Ths* work erf loei^asing tbs stsnngtb uf tbe
forte and harbors un tne Mack Sea haa two
.•   numbi r p.f   artilb -   ■
base attired at ode-.sa to
raeoaaaery  rofiootd  to samtion  tbe mate -.
Tho gioi.inl of t(.'-   I,iii^.s   reiu-*al   was ti.. ."-
the prospective tuidegruoui,  altboagb u
an Italian \n> all) i-ourgeois, b -
pcasout dignity hi sun bean eeanifeal by t-
pnrcfaai taia   i \aaytx& tend otb- ■
land   wbkboarrlod wi:h taamtboprfi
title.    Tb-  l'i iu.v was luri'-u-k enragedai'*
want ta iv* r,'ii,iN * bo Iui .
former!) Umw  bis  mistress,   broagbt hot i I
UOUM -   ,:   ,if    ll l
bonaebo .,,, mnitJWpaBtj
\ u the •■ b lo >./ i\ I
tnd Aata   is  i si tan'ly  utiaia% ta Mow
Keaa tbo barrion looive lIUlsi e
mo   aud   Kugla.i-t
■» ti; bu la ptaft-0. tumudb t  i
Ui  '   tap ■ .
■   f    t}.M   tV     '
At '/'twin*   ZfUtOff   I
(Tram The Qelontsl ami In Us.)
The out-turn of Banarce opium   is much
greater thau last year.
The military preparations in India iu view
of tbe threatening aspect of affairs in Central
Asia, continue unabatod. Orders have been
isi-ued fur the organisation *.f a sccuud army
corps und of a reserve division.
'lhe second army car* s uotisists of twelve
batteries of artillery, two rcgimentaof British and -ix of native cavalry, ten regiments
of Britiah and nine of native infantry, aud
six* coni[-ttiieti of Sappers and Miners.
'I lie reserve division consists of live batteries uf artillery, one regim<nt of British
and three of native cavalry, bix regiments of
British and seven of native infmitry, and
three coni|>anicH of Sappers and Miners.
Fresh orders have been issued to push on
the Quetta railway with tbe utmost possible
Offers of assitd-anec from native chiefs
continue to bo received. The Kepaiil Hur-
bar bus tendered the scrvicos of 15,000
Goorkhus to be placed across the frontier,
immediately; a telegram has been received
accepting their services.
The prospect of a war with Russia has
had the effect of stimulating the Volunteer
movement throughout India. In Calcutta
steps are being taken to form a Volunteer
Reserve, and in Bombay and Madras
Mounted Infantry Corps are in process of
Large numbers of natives are coming forward and offering their services as volunteers. Iu Calcutta 400 native gentlemen,
principally professional men, have given in
their names as volunteers, if Government
wi!1 allow them to form a corps.
Persistent rumors are current tu India
reganitug strange acts which the Ameer n»
alleged recently to have committed, The
reticence enjoined on all officers connected
with the Ameer's affairs regarding any tjuu*:
tion affecting bim seems to be productive of
the natural consequence of giving widespread credit to these stories. It is stated
that one of the Ameer's followers was recently twitted in tbe Peshawur bazaar with
the bad policy shown by hio master in coming to India, leaving Cabul behind hitn full
of enemies. Tbe man rejoined that the
Ameer uow had no enemies at Cabul, as he
hod killed them all. This indiscreet speech
got to the ears of the Ameer, wbo thereupon,
after severely beating the man, ordered hia
throat to be cut. This event, it is said,
happened at Peahawur. Another execution
is alleged to have taken place since the
Ameer's arrival iu India, but no details have
got out. Possibly the Latter tale is a
rechauffe of the Pesbawur incident. The
latter story is supported by the most circum-
stancial detail, aud is related by several hide-
Hlhi-ult,   the
If wc may judge from the utterances of
the European press, the only out-dial well-
wishers that England now Imj upon tin
Continent are Italy and Anetria. Tbo good
will of King Humbert's Government but.
boon proved by the de.»p.iteh of a relieving
ition to MttH.wwah, but it seems at Brat
pendent   authorities.     It
Timet of India says,  to believe that it is I thi
without foundation.    Whether true or false,   cannot even interpret the me-iniug of  Rub
s'ght ban! to reooncile the frimdly attitude
of Vienna nowspspsrs with the warning said
tti bavo been given by the Haps burg Kaiser
to the Porte. Acc.irding to report, the Sultan wns Officially uoiffien that ii British wat
-h pa ware .permitted to pass the Dardanelles
in Contravention o: treaty stipulations, Austria in her turn would look upon treaties as
siu**puudtd aud proceed to move au army
southward from Bosuia toward Macedonia,
of cours; thU notice laid a busia for Austro*
German interposition, but docs it follow
ihut the movement would ultimately tend
to advance the Interests ot Russia ? Did tin;
demonstration mean anything except that
Bismarck, who, of course, dictated it, for-
se.'S that an Anglo*Muscovite duel, once
begun in Asia, must soon become a general
metre, into which all Europe would ba swept,
and in tbe course of which grave problems of
territorial partition anrl mili-ary equilibrium
would ut last have a chance ot definite solution!
It ia aaanoied in some of tho comments on
the reported protest of the Viennese Government against tlio unbarring of the Dardanelles to English crmseis, that this step was
taken iu pOMUanoe of an agreement entered
into at the much-talked-of meeting of the
three Emperors. Even were this so, It would
not prove much. A compact of the three
Kaisers existed in 1870, and was not completely ruptured until Bismarck showed bis
hand to the disgust of Gortchakoff nt the
Congress of Berlin. We all know how Russia was defrauded in that partnership.
When it was dissolved the German Cbm-
cellor hail secured Alsace*Lorraine, while
Austria, without tiring a shot, had gained
possession ol Bosuia and the Herzegovina,
but tbe Gnf saw almost all be had won at
San Ntefano wrenched from him, and bad to
Silt up with a trivial extension of his fron-
er in Armenia, What Bismaick did then
he is certain to do again, because thn keystone of bis far-seeing statecraft is Inflexible
resistance to Russian aggrandizement in
No man can read events aright who is on-
willing to accept this fundamental postulate.
II Rusria can be tempted to expend her force
in seeking an outlet on the Indian Ocean—a
change of objective which might te-.uk in
transforming her from a European into an
Asiatic power—so much the better for Germany, to whose stability and growth Bis-
maick's whole life has beeu devoted, and in
whnaa pious memory he hopes to see his
name enshi'U'd with tht! august iisuh-s of
Charlemagne, BarbaroeMt anuFiederiek the
Gie.it. To a man like Bismarck, who, \.hat-
ever wc may think of his methods, is, at .ill
eveuts, a patriot in every throb of bis stout
heart and every stroke of his strong intellect, the French republic, bitter and revengeful as it is, bos ceased to bnan object of oori-
our misgiving. France to his eye*, is a lame
t-o.-k in the pit, aud the German empire's
danger lies on the east rather than the watt,
m the ill -marshalled anil ill-h unhanded but
stupendous and incab-ulable resources of the
Russian empire. We m.-y, in leed, he sure
that never, while Bismarck lives, will the
apocryphal testament of Czar Peter gain
fulfilment. Never will Rus-ia be permitted
to creep an inch nearer to tbe Bosporus or
approach any closer to the preponderance in
the Baltic Sua.
Tbis, At   least,   then,   we  may   take for
granted, that whatever foolish  constnu-ti n
may he put oh Austria's remonstrance about
Dardanelles by   English politicians "* ho
fi   in ' out I ini ; !■ -;._• big thai tbe Bi
liatoam, during a roooot jotirny
to K;.rs. wa-. arres s I bj  the R iseian j*. lice
.<*..-» sken hing at a portuu tbe Gee-
'1 li-   HOW Af__htn   fruitier   io   its |js at a
point north -t ZoUikar, and inns tbenos
outward WC nneoi ltd. From tbaUttoi
pla e the line eaten ;s northward down tb"
ivudik IHv. r to Oaniit Kabn« and i
md south of P-nj -b*h to Klipja Sab h
A large i.umb.-i  of prfoeteand pundits as-
somblad at Dnogarb, una uf the sevau bo4)
•luiie-K iu India. A grand pfOOOOOioU WM
t.nnel, wbiilt, uf.ui us.t'iig the var o ia
holy places, uurobod to tba tonu^aa of Sire,
where c -n in nus of great splendor t<»ok
place. Pmyra for tbe ratabliibifienl of |mji
man.-nt peace witb Ktteata ottro offend np
and bleas'iiga upm Ooeen Victjti.i iorokad.
Mr. St. George Math iwa, nu>u iger of the
Wstettotd.| Lebmd, branch of the NatJ-nal
Bank, has been kiHwl by a bicycle a< ■ n'ent
He u:is riding r-t high apood [0 the subuib.*-
«*f Watciford h h ii bi .. h.-ej came into collision with a dog, and Mr. Matbews wus
thrown over the bar upon his bead, falling
witli such force a<i to break bis neck
TbeCaar, bitandingoo raise the state of
sejge and boi branaportation for poUtical
offences, asked M. Dnnowo, who in aotlna
Minister of the Interior during tbe illne-rs of
Count Tolstoi, to report upon the state of
tbe country. M. Dnono reports an active
revival of Nihilism ami tho hatching of new
plots at Geneva and London. The Czar has
consequently decided to maintain the existing measures for the suppression of Nihilism.
The tjfjirial AIe»»enger publishes a report
from Oan, Komaioff to the effect tbat the
Saryks are opposed to the new frontier line
proposed by I^saar, claiming that it is an
infringement upon their rights and gives the
heat land in tlie disputed territory to the
Afghans. A council of Mitiis^rs was held,
and, after thoroughly discussing tbe subject,
it was decided to support the claims of the
■Saryks, Further discussion between England and Hussia will now be uecesuary, io
that the claims of the Saryks may be considered before the Anglo-Russian agreement
can be approved by Russia.
A terrific patty tight occurred at Coatbridge, nine and a half miles from Glasgow.
A b dge of Orangemen from Glasgow, in full
regalia and headed by a band of music,
marched through th.! principal .streets uf the
town, the band playing the orthodox Orange
airs, ^ A strong body of Catholics resented
this Invasion by attacking the procession
witb stones. The Orangemen retaliated with
whatever weapons ihey eould Hud available,
and for nearly an hour the streets were filled
with struggling defenders of the orange and
the gnen. Tbe police finally quelled tho
rfol and arrested sixteen of tbe participants,
•.■jevetal persons were iujured.
The Norwegian bark Elsie and Mathilde,
which arrived from Cardiff, landed thirteen
f the crew ami one passenger of the Norwegian bark Magdalen;!, Salveraen master,
from Troon, with u cargo of coal for Quebec,
i'he Mttgd-ilena was abandoned on May ti, in
latitude 45 dag,, longitude 47 dog., a-uking
from a bole stove in her bow by field ice.
As the water was level witli her (fuck* when
■he waa abandoned, ahe probably sank itnme-
dia'ely. Tbe crew had a thrilling experian<re
for two days. They left the vessel in two
boats. Tbey wore without any effects, and
bad only l-isonits for fo.*d, trusting t.» water
off tbe ii*e to drink. Tbey Hire forced to
leave Boatewaln Andrew Olsen, of Drainer,
to perish in the veeael, aa he had been hurt
by being jammed between tlie caska aome
days previously, and refused to be removed
from iiw bunk, thinking there waa but little
more cbanoe of lile with tbe boats. They
stayed on the too until Friday morning.
Then a schooner was sighted and tlie small
boat waa abandoned, all bands dragging the
ither over tho Ice toward the schooner. They
polled some hours, but the eobonner kept her
coarse. Then, at* hope waa ebbing, the roa*
oning bark oatne along and picked them np.
A fog shutdown, which prevented an earlier
arrival at Halifax, N. S.
Spain haa renounced tbe fixed duty on
The Egyptian troops at Kaaesla arc compelled to eat donkeys to relieve thi ii
The municipal elections iu Cuba have resulted in favor ot  the Conservative*-..
The French Chamber of Deputies passe* I
the Recidivist bill by a vote of 880 to 'rl.
The Rome correspondent of the Pari.;
Monde say.-* the Pope ha*, sobotod Archbishop
Moron Oi Sydney tor the Dublin Archbishopric.
A military tribunal at Rovno hai sentenced
thirteen prisoners, charged with pai tieipa-
tion in the anti-Jewish riots at DomhrOvitaa,
to various terms oi servitude. Four were
exiled to Siberia.
Tbe German Reichstag decided to increase
the duty an oats and barley from one mark
bo -i nark and a half, and on malt from two-
mark forty pfennig to three marks.
The British Government has limited a bill
for the relief oi the Scob.h crofters. It includes the principles .if fai: rent and fixity
of tenure, but not of free sole.
the story represents "the popular opinion of
the Ameer's character.
Boils, blotches, pimples, aud all skin disss sea, are quickest cured by cleansing the
blood with Ayer's 5arsaparilla.
The "Mtlnlnnd Cigar" fs the Bent
In th*? Dominion.
sian proximity to Herat, Bismarck at heart
not, and in tbe nature of things cannot, wish
well to Rusiia. Where his real interest lies
will be disclosed in due time, should war
after all break out, and it will be revealed
the sooner and the more unmistakably
should Mr. Gladstone be succeeded by a
British Prime Minister in whose loyalty ami
firmness it would be worth  while tn jug.—
-v. r. ,<**.
Iu the pending arrangement with Russia,
Earl t.iuHville maintains the right of .England to bold exclusive relations with the
Ameer, who will comniunicato with foreign
powers through the Indian Government.
The latest advices from Iceland show that
the lirst reports of tbe April avalanche were
not exaggerated. Fifteen dwellings, witb
their inhabitants, were swept iuto tbe sea,
and twenty-four persons were thus dro.vned.
The avalau jbe destroyed fifty fisbiug boats.
Tbe lo_>s in one village alone reached tf __o.(HM.
The Sultan of /au/ii'.ir bos protested
against German encroachments upon his territory, aud has applied to the treaty powers
in regard to tne matter. The Uenuau colonisation agent, arc inactive on the coast at
present. An Italian man-of-war has a. rived
at Zanzibar ou a confidential musiou.
'lhe Russian Imperial Couucil oi War
have ordered the transfer of military and
medical stores from Kransnovml to Askaluui,
anil have instructed the Commissary Department to get ready to equip '.flMJ.OtK) rc-aerves.
Articles for the formation of a steaniuoat
company for operation on the River OxttS
have been submitted for approval to the
Council of tbe Empire. (Son, Annenkotf has
atarted to push the work ou thu Train*•
Caspian railway.
The Ameer in inking the swordproscnt-wl
by Lord Dutierin said in a firm voice:
'•With tbis sword I hope to strike any «ik-
my of tbe British Government," a remark
which was received with cheers. This BWOtd
was prepared by Messi-s. Hamilton & Co. oi
Calcutta. It is mounted with diamond.-, and
cost 15,000 rs. Tbe inscription on the 0000**
bard runs thus: "This swo.dwos prosunted
to his liigbucbS Al.dur Rahman Khar.,
Aineej of Afghanistan and its dopondanciee,
by his friend tbe Earl of Dufferin, Vicsroy
Of India—Kawul Pmdee, 18S5"
Society circle. in Route are agitated over
a scandal in high life, l'.incc 'lorloi.ua, the
Mayor uf Rome, vas betrothed to the
rnnee.b Leii/ia, daughter ot F.iuce Jerome
>Napoleon Bonaparte (TUrn-Flon). Of course,
a marriage between suc'i high contracting
parti ii co-ilfi uot be aolea-nizid without the
cousvut of the crown, bnt -a'-^ :
iii.it he v. um i Ui tint r n,t m uniiHircial iti -
' 'I mii.sk and va
0t UJW .*   iwiioii   in   th..
I atfHi
Uo   pi'p..i p-e thai btfa
turpi tbe European trade* out   Ibe  pooplij
ICi In na U* bs • r;p. iall) put, d !> Eugh- ■
broadclotha and cutlory. Mi. CUunb><«
arbo r'.-'-utJy tin*rled Umm|h tlu .si,.,;
ia and i hina, aayo th*.L
inilijune there aunld woh mm trad .'and i. ■
that a rail. .»i teran Britiah Bu«
iiiab to waatora Chin    b  uraotiaable,  ai.-f
WOttid prove a veiy pr..tnabl- iii.e-tmbnt id
espilal. It i\ said in Eugland tbat tbe 9tL*>
ley ut the Kupiirtst*". u Ui ut no distant da.»
bo ug.un tba scene otjOfOnt trslhe tbiotigii
lb j Persian *>ulf. VVi-stera enterprises it
the East are eottOaantljr demomljng nnri
men. greater energy, and larger facilities of
in reiercnce to tba rooonl finpmydbniiW
iu coking, . r t.'w «*i«icoof coke u.;iuufactui.*
great adv,,uV*uient, p-marksStr Jt W. lJeast*r
baa been mude iu --wry feature.    Mr. Pease.*
nimaelt one of the must extensive  mantifa*.
tureis iu this   line ."ri  England,   says that  a
compuii -on of tba ovens put up hm ortwalv.
jroats ago with tiio.se  ,,i tb-  present day
hows   a   contra t   mnt  striking.     Hum
evena, he tojyo, which have bb«n put in .oo
OOetion   with   his   own   works,  of the im
proved"process, have  been a very great em
cess; there is,   iu fact,  scarcely any  wast
uow involved in tbe   manufacturing opera
tiou in question, which is indeed a most important advance, considering the thousand1-:
and even millions, of pound* that have been
wasted and bl«*ii into tlie air by thr obf
process   during the   last twenty or thirty
The ground was soon covered with tray*
heaped with costly gifts for the Arneer personally. There were among them a di..-
monded chronometer with n guard an r
Albert chain; sets of cups, tank'.r.i*, pitchers, and tea equipages in silver; tin.ck'epe. t
of every kind, from carriage (JloolCi to'a
musical watch and perpetual calender; ■
magnificent landscape agate salver, t -
quisitely bund painted; a jewel oaMm t, uud .t
number of silver-mounted rifles, gnu-, *ii.'
revolvers. Gold and jewelled lockets ami
necklets were provided for the ladles of hie
household, with quantities of I lautifdl
f.il ios. Among the large presents weie.,
state chair and a tabic of pure crystal, lb
former with cushions of crimson vebet; a:
[nternatiooal mnaioa] box, and a splemlii*
orchestrion, which playt alternately English
and Indian airs. Outside in the Vicrpy-
ground a dozen elephants for the Am**.■••
were swinging their handsome bouMaba^
half a dozen splendid gift h"rses stood near,
and his siege trains and battery of ntbnttUtiti
gunatiatl juat been paraded past.
Fresh and urgent orders continue to reach
the dockyard authorities at DeVonpOrt r.-
apectiug the ships that arc to be prepared
fbr commission, and in every department,
both of Devotiport and Keyhaui yurds, th"
greatest despatch is being observed. In rr
■pones to the applications that Went out uu
Tuesday inviting men to enter the navni
service us gunners, a large number of me t
presented tbemaelvee ou board the Qon**
bridge gunnery-ship, as well as at the idflu i
of Adiuiral Pbillimore, tbo Cummauder-iu<
Chief, and as many men were engai_;ed ;: %
time permittud. Information was also r.
oeived during the day announcing thai ll.
Admiralty have ordi red several mote shii ,
to be put in commission iu the oOUlic of tb n
next few days. The authorities are I'-h.i U \
the eomplction of the Amphion, ap-iwori i
iteel cruiser ol 8,760 tons, and of 8,00Q i;,i{
oats i horss power, with a speed »f 18 kn ■•>■
■m hour; she is one of the fastest and smart.
Bat cruisers in tbe service, and is powerful! •
irmod with ten guns ol tbe most mod ru tn ■
approved type.
Our St.  Petersburg Ambassador ts muc
t> the fpire just now.    Here is a good n cry
ancnt SirKdward  Thornton  for whieh u*
can vouch.    At a Washington  rOt?e;>ti*j|i
young gentleman aaid to a rather liupt*«i.
looking nuni    "Good evening!   glad  f > sn
you — w*' lave uot met since   • .   par «>'.
Mexico.*1    The I'crs n thus sji '.■    t    -. | ,
replied]    "1 fear you have tin     Iv..  I -.,,- ■ T-
me,',   "Why, surely I" exclaim   .
tii-d young tfl'ow;   "you  dbn't sHttu  toi   -
member me."   "To tell th   tr.il     I !i;   •
never bean to Mexico."   "Arc •   n not Hu
Edward   Thorntotrt"     "ffo,  1   am Judg.
Poland   of Vermont."    A  fi^w nights aft<
this reboff tbe y >ubg man happened to be a£
another party, and seerng tin* Judge, math
op to him.   Alt-era little desultory convei
sation, he ventured  to say:    "That was |
awful blunder of mine the Other evening t-
take  you for old Thornton."    "And wbon,
do  you  take   me   for now,   may  I   ask?
"Why, you told me you were Judge PohuuT
of   Vermont."     The   reply   was   crushing.
"Ou the contraryt -ni",  my name is Thorn
ton!"—Jin. Paper,
A GMUf many napkins and other artiol-e.
of mefntoan are now made iu Europe fnuu
the bark of the paper mulberry.    The bar',*
tor these purposes is 6rst driod'iu the air f.u
two or three days, then plunged for twenty
four hours into a current of fresh water, afU-
which, with the aid of a particular kind nf
cord, the two species of fibres of which it i-■
composed arc separated,    The iuterior fibre-
are those from  which  fine paper is made."
tbey are rolleil   into   balls weighing abbi:-;
thirty-live pounds each, which are washe.i
anew* in running water,  in  which  they ar*
allowed to soak for a shorter time than pre
viously, and are then dried; finally they an
boiled in lye made from the .tabes of buckwheat Hour, constant stirring Iieing kept upi
another washing in pure water carries awnv
tbe last impuritico, and the fibre*, are next:
puuitiied  with   hamsters of wuud for ubm.
twenty miirites: after thia tli^y are-a eecon-S
tntie rolled into balls, and finally tmnafotme-l
into pulp, rice water being mixed   with it.
Tbe sul»nequent  ti'eHtment of   the  pulp Is
identical with that of the Ordinary inauufa-:-
ture of pa-p-sr.    "Leather paj>er" is olrtaimd
by tbe KnpetposRion of many sbi'ets of tb*»
naterial, pr-eviotisly st-eii-e*.!   iu "vouoko,''
pre-scd, and glazed with 'MiKllas,'*
TwiNTV tuu*;s ia tbe distance peuetr.pt   I
by the improved fog signals now is ns-, Thl'i
power, it Bpfwnrt is gained by two slutli i
cylinders, one fixed und" the other revoivi.:_
in it     The slots, as they pass one another.
■""top or i nt off the passage of compress*»d »Jr
or st**am. thus caustuir a series of vibration
■ind, c nscqueiitiy, a rnnolosj note, the pile.
of which depends nptm the speed ut the n.
volving cylinder.    In order to vary this not*
it is only necessary to e-.ufrol this vetocit
The   double note   horn   is   formed   with    .
casiug, within  which are a fixed slotted oy.
ndv-r and a n>vcdring cyBodor moving up u
a  spindle.     The  ahfe arc formed  in t.-ic
nrlind-sr at opposite inclined angla^ soih.ii
the  moti't fluid impinging against a najib
..f ii.clined plau<tts causes the mntM oy*mo&  -
to revolve with gtvat raj idity, carrying two
dhfca.    These are attached to tbe coiam-'.
ppindle,   and   up-on   thrir   pwipheric*   an.
pressed levers, under the  action of   sm   t
pistons operated by diaphragms, to tiie nnt.r
surface or which compresiwd air ie &d.-titter.*
Oue brake is nut on for a high note,  bo'J»
»i>p ,'im iwwi-n *—
Tlie Karl of Selkirk, who died very rich
lately, left a year's salary to all employed on
hia estates.
A Continental paper saya that England's
wars remote regions at least promote the study
of geography.
Mr. Mychend. the oldest journalist on the
Kreui.li pre»s, died lately. He waa a Legiti-
nti.t, and had a pension fn.m the Cham-
The g-eat aand dunes along the banks of
many riveie, and particularly aluni; tlie
ahorea at the southern end of l__ke Michigan, Me due to the pr.aence of the Ammo-
pttila Arenaria, or Band-gathering grass,
which powi-sses a remarkable power of drawing up moisture. Indeed, it may aleo be
called a miniature water pump, fnr it ia able
to keep the earth wet for several inches
around it. This wet earth catches and
, hold* the drifting sand. The pruccaa goes on,
M. Luiith nfSevrei lias, afer tell years   the grias growing  ami   the aand  i-oll.-i.ting,
of experimentation, produced a porcelain far superior to the famous old Sevres. It will take all kinds of gimes, and
is susceptible of the highest Imitlii of decoration.
Among the present English Ministers there is only one ex-journulist, Sir
William Ilarcouit. Mr. Courtney wbo
recently retired, was a leader writer on
the l^jndon Times. Nearly every
memberof the French Ministry, on the
other hand, has been a journalist-
The son of Count Gleichen (the Queen
nfKngland's cousin', an officer in tlie
Crenadier Guards, was renrlered iuea.il-
silile by a spent shut and laid among the
dead for burial, lately but reviving.struck
his own nuiiic out of the list of killed.
Col. Alikhanoff, who figured so conspicuously iu the Penjdeh affair, is a
native at central Asia. His name was
Ali Knun, but when he joined the
Itiissian army he added "off." Russia lias
been greatly aided in her advances
toward India by central Asiatics.
In s recent suit before the Freiburg, Thur-
inida, Court, two fishermen of Weissenfeis
who were accused of having plied their
trade heyond the city limits justified this
by a decree of the year 107*5 granted to their
guild. Decision was reserved for inquiry
into the   validity of tho instrument.
At tho Hotel Drouot, in Paris, the other
day, a state chair which had belonged to
Louis XV was sold for $0640. It was richly
guilt an I beautifully carved, and was surmounted hy a small crown. It was formerly in the Ahliey of Carneville-sur-Resle,
which was broken up and plundered during
the revolution.
It is officially announced that theepidemic
nf tiichiniosis prevailing from September to
December last in the district of Magdeburg,
Germany, resulted in .03 cases of riickne.s,
nf which liti proved fatal, waa caused by a
single pig. Careful investigation proved
that death was in every case due to eating
the flesh raw.
The London Medical Press says that
the fact lias nt, length been made abundantly clear thut trichiniosis is contracted
mainly by those who consume pork derived from the more carnivorous wild
swine wliichubonnd in foieats. Persons
whose pork diet is derived from ani-
i.-aisi-.-iiefnlly fed on large dairy farms,
do ii-it suffer from the affection.
A-cording to the annual report for 1884
of tlie Inspector-General of Kecuiting in Eng-
l.iiiil, there were medically examined 54,853
re n-iiits of whom 27,807 (or 429 per 1,000)
w -r-e rejected. Of 35, 653 who joined the
t-.-..-!i!ur service, 12,806 volunteered from the
militia. The proportion of mon invalided
during their first year of service was only
9.7 per 1,000.
Mr, Maskelyne, a well-known English in-
veafcitfator of spiritualism says: "After
my twenty years' experience in investigating spiritualism 1 have never seen anything take place which I could not reproduce
ami account for, except the gyrations of a
tab'e on two occasions. On oue of these,
with mt the presence of a medium, by myself
mid n few friends, we produced movements
of (he table—a heavy ono--which we could
not accomplish afterward by exerting all tho
muscular force at our command."
The municipal authorities of Paris are
still pushing on their great enycylopre-
rliu. each page of which is a street, each
paragraph n house. Someof the latest In-
i.i-r i prions which the Prefect of the Seine
his recently submitted for approval to
lhe Municipal Council before they are
published on the front ofthe respective
lioiiw-sbeiir the names of the following:
"ti Rue de Feucr.tenburg; tie painter
Eugene Delacroix, born at Charenton-
* niiit-Maiirice, April 26, 1798, died in
thia house Aug. 13,1868," "39 Hue <le
Richelieu: .Diderot, philosopher and
mini nf letters, chief of author the En-
evirl'ip-edia, born at Langrcs, Oct. 5,
1718, died in this bonne July 13, 1784.''
' 42 Rue de la Chaiissee-d'Autiu:
.Viruh.au died in this house April 2,
Prince William, ther.ldcs.8on of the
Crown Prince of Germany, has written
a hook on "The Wars of Caesar in the
I.i -lit of Modem Strategy.'' The work is
humid uponaseriesof papers which the
Vrjrice recently read bef.ire the mem-
hers ofthe Officers' Scientific Society at
Von lum; and it tins been prepared for
I n lii-u'io-i mainly in deference tothe
vislies..iCount Von Moltke who was
l resent at the reading of the papers and
viis milch struck by the correctness ami
ciigltiultty ofthe Prince's observations
Ainnn - Queen Victoria's near relatives
who are authors may now be reckoned
the imperial Crown Princess of Germany, tho Duke of Edinburgh (who has
written poems), the Princes Albert
Victor and George of Wales, Prince
William of Prussia, the PrinceBB Christian of Schleswig Holsticn, and the
Princess Louise.
If Russia is not compelled to go to war,
tho ignorance in which the illiterate
Russian villiagers spend thoir years
will be mitigated, for the Minister of
Education is bent on enforcing elementary education. A few years ago the
mim-ber of illiterates begun (o decrease
and the number of pupils at the public
Schools began tn increase, so that in 1880
there were in European Russia 22,770
village schools, with36,955 teachers and
1,140,915 pupils. Tlie Russian Gazette
which publishes the ahove statistics,
gives also some interesting details ofthe
illitterate rate among recruits in the several European armies. There are in the
Danish army 0.36 per cent, of soldiers
who can neither read nor write; next
follows Sweden with 1.9 percent., Germany with 2.37, Switzerland with 4, the
Netherlands with 12.82, France with 14.89
Belgium 17,48, Austria with 38.9, Italy
with 47.74. and Hungary with 50.8while
Russia in 1878 heads the list with 79.1
percent. The percentage of illiteracy
is nearly as low in the II il tic provinces as
in Germany.
The proposed railway from London to
Bombay will, it is estimated, extend
over a distance of nearly seven thousand miles, and this distance, it is calculated, can he traversed in nine days,
or an average of thirty-five miles an
hour. The route contemplated is
through Paris, Madrid, Gibralter, Tan-
giers, Tunis, Tripoli, Cairo, Bassorah,
Kelat, lo Kurrachee and Bombay.
Use will be made of the existing railways iu France and 8pain, and steam
transit will be established from the
Bay of Gibraltar to Centa, in Morocco,
from which point will begin the International railway, the works of which
will have to be-constructed in Morocco.
This line will then form a junction with
the system of railways under the ad-
ministration of the French raillway
company in Algeria and Tunisia. Thence
the route will continue through Tripoli
and form a junction with the Egyptian
railway system. From Egypt, the route
to India would be continued to the
Euphrates, and then along the coast of
thn Persian Gulf to Kurrachee; thence
to Bombay, Calcutta, and Madras.
until a great saud dune ia the result.
M. P.i.-niii, the photographer, ia now engaged iu reproducing tha important collet! mi of picture, iii Buckingham Palace.
Tlie most valuable masterpieces are those by
Jan Steam, Teniers, and A. Van Oatade, aa
delineator, of plebeian character and life;
T,riiinv, N.ticnei. ami E. Van d,r Nier,
aa p-iuter. of elegant aocial life; (}. Dow.G.
Met/n, and K. Mieris, as the   moat  refined
Jmrtraveraof common life and domestic iuci-
leut; Do If....In: aud Van der Heydeii, as
imitators of u-tuial effects of per.|*rcti,e
and light, aud Hohh.ina, ltuysdacl aud
Cuyp, as luiid.-c-pc painters.
At the Country Antrim Assize, a prisoner
charged wi _rj u cruniii.il olfeuee wh. sa-i/ed
with a severe epileptic tit. The Judge suni:
"It is considered as establiahed by law
that a jury sworn .anil charged with a prisoner, even ill capital case, may In disr-lnrg.
od hy the Judge at tlie trial without giving
a verdict, if a necessity for such discharge
is made evident to his ininil," The prisoner
was accordingly allowed to go to his home,
the Judge simply asking that some one
enter into recognizances to see that the
man "will, in theory, enter into hail for
trial." Tlie Medical Times, while recognizing
the justice of this decision, marks it as
forming au awkward precedent, for no die.
easc is so ea-ily and frequently fcigm-.l as
epilepsy, and in none is their mora ditliculty
in detecting or demonstrating fraud.
Some little time ago a gentleman bought
for a few pence, at a bookstall in London,
an old book which was of uo particular
value, but which he happened to want. It
wr.s hound in vellum, mid by the lapse of
time the skin had become separated from thu
cardboard to which it had been pasted.
On leaching home, and when about to commence the perusal of his purchase, he noticed so.nt'tliing between the vellum and the
boards. Without much thought of what he
was doing, ho uufolilcd the vellum, wlien, to
iiis great delight, he saw what proved to be
nearly a whole pack of very rare and ancient
ploying cards. After keeping his
treasure* for innno little time, anrl exhibiting
them to his friends, he was at last induced
to part with them for a considerable sum to
the British Museum. He haa spent all his
leisure time since in examining tho bindings
of old books at stalls aud elsewhere.
It is hardly known, I fancv, how certain
stock markets are affected by the Queen's
movements. I have just seen two letters addressed by eminent hanking houses in Berlin
and Frankfort to a hotel proprietor at Aix,
requesting him, in case her Majesty should
decide to leave Aix fnr England via France
(giving up her visit to Darmstadt) to telegraph
them immediately to that effect. In each
case a ciphnr tncssnge is enclosed, to be, ol
course, user) for transmitting the information, mid in both oases large sums were offered for tlie informations, as It was stated
that the profits on tlie anticipated eo/ipde.
bourse would be very large indeed. The two
houses are totally distinct, aud one letter
seemed to have no relation to the other.
A standard rose, said to have been
planted by I harlemasne, is ono of the
great curiosities of the ancient city of
Hildesheim, in Hanover. This rose
bush is gnai led and rugged, as becomes
its extreme age, and in some places the
principal stum is as thick as a
man's body. It grows at the eastern
side of the apse of the cathedral, and
this year the venerable and venerated
object bus put f. rth several new and
thrift.- shoots. Fears have been entertained for a long time past that, afler
its life of a thousand years, the plant
was losing its vitality. But now it [is
taking a new lease of life, and there is
joy in Hildesheim. The gardener in
charge is strictly forbidden to give away
a cutting, and its flowei-., tho very
sweetest of their kind, are jealously
guarded from vandal hands.
A correspondent ofthe St. James's Gaz-
elle referring to a scandalous story that
Mr. Qiiaritch, the distinguished London
bibliophile, has condescended to enter-
tain an offer for his time-honored hat,
which had pussetl through so manv
famous book sales, says: "lhe truth
is Mr. Qiiaritch has three hats. No. 1
is the well known, famous so-called
'fighting hat,'aged fifteen years. This
veteran is the one worn in so many
buttles for books, and distinguished lis
the hat of the t-u-i-Jcrlunit sale—the
thirty-five thousand pounder. This
curious and interesting treasure is in a
glass case. No. 2 is a worthy successor
to No. 1—a, so to say, medlB.val hoi,
about ten years old, worn at the
Syston Park sales; a hat of already
good performance and of much promise for the future. No. 3 is known as
the New Hat. It is rising eight years
only, a smart young thing, but not yet
of serious historic notice."
In a report upon the overcrowding of
Dublin, Dr. Cameron points out certain
of the disastrous results nf the
nesectton of tho citv by wealthy
fu-iiilies, who prefer to live
abroad or in England. Their empty
houses are, forthe most part, turned Into
tenements for the poorest class of the
population, huddled together with an
appalling disregard of health or cleanliness. No loss than 32,202 families live
in 7,284 houses, containing 18,116
rooms. In addition to being over-
crowded, the people of Dublin are
scandalously robbed in the matter of
rent, for 176 houses, which, ns freeholds, are valued at £8,677, are sublet to poor tenants at rates which produce an income of £8,311. One house
which is valued at £8 is occupied by
eight families, who pay £82 a year in
A pension which had been regularly
paid for 502 years has just come to an
end in Switzerland, and the Cantonal
Government of Soleure, the paymasters,
so much regret its extinction tliat they
are advertising for an heir. In 1382
Count Rudolphof Kilbourg marched to
the town of Soleure, against which his
ancestors had long entertained treasonable designs. But one Hans Roth, a
peasant living in a neighboring village,
wnririii tin- alert nnd carried to the
townspeople intelligence of what was
brewing, and Soleure was saved. For
this very substantial service Hans was
rewarded with an annuity to himself and
his heirs forever. The lust inheritor,
tbe .Mr* /le paix Roth, has lately died,
and all the Roths in Switzerland are
now looking up their pedigrees.
At the Academy of Medicine in
Ireland adescrip'ion was recently given
of a lioness in the Zoological Girdens
who was found one morning to
have eaten off six inches of her tail.
In two more meals she had com-
pletely disposed of that appendage,
and had commenced on her fort-paws.
The animal was destroyed "for fear she
wonld eat herself up," The cause of the
trouble was thought to be hysteria of a
kind similar to that which causeu women
to bite their nails.
it m
Port Moody, B.  C.
THE UNDERSIGNED, successor to the
lite \V. C. White, i. now thoroughly
established at tho Tel-ininu., and, having do-
voted his life to his tiade, is prepared to
supply the public with tho best work in bis
line to be had in the pro. nice.
The Winnipeg- House
(Formerly called thi: Tim Delmonico Horn.)
Ccr. Clarke and Kyle Str..,   -   Port Moody, B. C.
New Fall Gojds!!
The Cash Tailor!
Has opened out his FALL STOCK, and is
uow prepared to execute orders.
Fred.   Eickhoff
-Drey   <3-oo<aLs
BOOTS & :hoi s,
&r..,   gco.
Of FirstrCiass Quality,
ANI.    AT
Moderate   Hates-
Coiner of Front   and  Begbie Stieets,
.    Coder   Hie   new Oddfellows' ball,
One  Summer"
* facts concerning an inland village of
his Province and its unique inhabitants.
The work has all the fasciuation of fiction.
Don't rest till you lead it.
New Wash House
**      that he is prepared  to  do   Washing
and Ironing on short notice, and in first
class order.    Calls Solicited.
Laundry opposite C. P. R.,  near Queen
Street. ja.11
I     height, is hard .in.Hhed throughout; has a bar well stocked at all
times with a good selection of the choicest
wiisties. liq,tjo:r*s &- oxo-j^rs.
The Gentlemen's Sitting Room is a model of neatness and comfort,
where will be fouud, for tho use of guests, the Canadian, American
and local newspapers. The Ladies Parlor is elegantly furnished. The
Dining Room is large and handsome, and tbe tables will alwaya be
suppliod with the
The House has the capacity for the accommodation of 60 guests,
having over 20 rooms furnished with
First-Class Spring Beds and Bedding,
and has a commanding view of the beautiful harbor. The Bouse will
be conducted on first-class principles at Modebate Rates.
Open  for Guests on and after IBth May.
Patrons inav rely on receiving every possible attention from the
proprietor and his attendants.
IF. C^-Ra-BIT,
Clarke Street  Port Moody,   B.C.
T_BA._ERalT_A.-Y' <Sc T-A.YX.O.Ra, - F_RO__=__^I-EiTOES
his old friends and tho general public that he is prepared to
furnish guests with
and desires a liberal share of the patronage of the traveling public.
Grocery  and   Crockery   Store,
_D. :m:u_e-lch:i-e,
1      in his line, which he offers
1 In-respectfully solicits the patronage of his friends, and general puhlic, assuring
tnVu Doors West of Coon's Drug Store, Clarke Street, PORT MOODY,
IVIM       |\fiF   _PVV   HA3   N0W   COMPLETED   THE   BAR   AND
TT ITE.     *   ^ LMjtli t.     Billiard Boom,—the latter tho Handsomest Room
in the Provinoe, fiiniish-d wiih the finest CAROM and POCKET TABLES ever imported.
The BAR will In- provided with tiie best ol
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
THE RESTAURANT in now open to the public; it is conducted on the most
modern improved principles by a first-class Cook.
WILLIAM INSLEY, .      '   - - -       Pkopbistor.
R.   B.   KELLY,
Has commenced business in
Holbrook's Stone Building,
Where he  will keep on hand a first-class
Stock  of
Adapted Tor the Market.
Suites for Parlor, Dining-room or Bed
room may He obtained at short notice, at
in announcing that the House is now completed with every convenience for the traveling public. THE TABLES are well supplied
with every article iu sti.son, and THE BAR is provided with a well-
selected Stock of
I_iIQ,XJO-E?.S  &   aiQ--A.-R.S_
THE BEDS are well aired, and the Stabling is extensive and
the best of Feed always ready for Horses.
It may be well to remind visitors that this Hotel is within o few
minutes walk of the Railway Wharf and Station, and just at the terminus of the new road.
Guests may depend on receiving every attention and a hearty
welcome from the undersigned, whose long experience is a guarantee
of everything being comfortable and satisfactory.
J. T. SCOTT, Manager.
-E-lIC__3__3-__-i_D   ST_E-i_E_l_Eyr,
l-TEW   -W-E3ST_MII3srSTE_E*t,   _B. O.
TO PERSONS WISHING TO BUILD,   the   Compony   are   now prepared to offer
special inducements in Lumber and Material of all kinds, including,
Doors, Sash, Mouldings and Finish
The Company wish to draw special attention to their stock of
This Department is conducted on the most improved   principles.     All the latest
designs are produced in the choicest material.
EXTENSION TABLES, Ac., 4c. atuaa,
.i.i.P."h!0«ni"b0Ut to '■r*«m-1*'h Ho«el** •«• -Wrongly reoommendwl to
viBit tho Mill, as special prices are accepted for large purchases.
This Great Household L
cine ranks among the 1
ing necessaries ot Life. |
Thes-'famous Pills purify rh.BLI
and act must powcifully, yet .o«!_
on the
and   BOWELS,   gi'inf? lone, emm
vigoi to  these great  UaIN  hl'llIVi
LIKE.   Ther .re con.tanll; rMem
. nwver failing remedy in all i-.ii- ,
constitution. Irom   »hnie,.r csrn.',
come impaired or weakened-.    Ihti
derfully efflcaeiouH in all ailment* i.a'
to Feui.les of all ages; and  a, .QEI
' ASI1LY MKDICINB. ar. -niti,,.,,
Its searching and Bet
Properties tre kn
throughout the Worl
For the cure ol BAD LEGS,Had!
OlilU ountls, Sores and Dii
ll I. an infallible remedy. II rfleclo.lt
Inst on the neck and ol est, as sail into
Cuiea til). E THROAT, Uronchin
Coughs, snd even A.VIIIVA    >'•■ r.
we.lings, Abacease., Pile., 1'mnn,
And every kind of S-KIN IHSKA.-K,
rrever heen known It fail.
111.  iiIik nnd limit.., r.t   nr.  Ii.l.1
only at
And rire »o d by nil v n.lor, of K'l
ihroLghout rIn- civilM-i-il »n I.I,milt-4
for use m n most < very aiif-risKi-
The   T.a.iie Marks  oftlieaeMr-.fr
regtstt'ieii   in   tltiawa.     Ili-un-,
ibrr.uglroin the British Poa-t.-ioix
.1- p the American Cormier rii. fo-N
he proseouted.
{T_*rP'irohese'B should look lu il<
on lhe i'ois and Boxes.    Il Ih. "..Mr."
'.33, Oxford r-trect, Loii.lou, liter t
Barrister-at-I.aw,  Notast 1
SoLicrroR add A rron s i y, Kin E
Agent    and    ConvktancH
_r_C-u.rra.3r __tr»wt,     -    -    IT:
every section of Port Moody,
Suburban l^its,  by the Acre, iaim*
djacent to tho Port Moody suht'-sII
Lands  for Bale  on the Nt-rtlt «irl<
having   water   frontage   on,  fat* I
Harlior, finely   situated   anil   1
Also, Farm Lniltl, of suneri.rrarn
on favorable terms, in New Wtf
Carefully  prepared Maps anil I
bihited, anil the fullest inforinati °^
ed. at Mr. Hamilton's office
To Brtckmakers,1
Manufacturers and oil
most he.-iti tii 111 spots in the I
there are  inexhaustible beds off
adapted   for   tile    manufacture  "
There is plenty of water power Ml
mill, and any quantity of fuel '" *
bricks.    For a Woolen Mill "" '
well   adapted;   the   streams   -fl
throughout the year, and there i'f
power to drive  machinery,    ^y
excellent and land-locked, so <|"*|
hoe any effect an shipping lying K "
For particulars apply at
m22 THIS Of*
Annand, Geo.    -       • Propr. f"
Aih-strono ft Burr, - Lumber'
Brett, Jamis,
Coon, C. E,
Ci-ahke, J. A.,
Fales & Co.,
Grant, D. B.,
Hamilton, P. R.,     Barrister*
Heslop, M.,
Inslit, Wm.,
Kilbt, K,
Kxl-v, R, B.,
Lanois, H. E.,
Mennie, A.,
Murchie, —,
Nelson, F. F.,
TuriN, J. B.,
Van Volkenburgh Bros.
Tro-mes, Loun
Win.-, Jot.,       • -"""J"
-   Propr. 1
Propr. Csl*
.    ' VU
■    Groceri*"'
ShingJo J


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