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PORT   MOODY.
REAL    ESTATE
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VOL. 4.
PORT MOODY,  13. O.,   (-SATURDAY,   APRIL   <J,   1887.
No. 20.
THE
KATE   OF  THE
BE00KE8.
ros-
WK-    II.   MNS-f-L'.. BANKH.
■MM   Kcri'iiiiu-il ; Reginald
Port Moody
SHINGLE    MILL
| >u\'T POKOET TO OO TOTHE POH.
of   Moody Sblogle M ill, whtra tin. bust
of Sliiu^leri .in lie hail lit tin   losTM. priees,
.. bull sale "i i' t.ul.
\   'i|.)il. kepi   ..iiatniitl> on hand.
JOHN  I'. TIFFIN.
City Brewery.
IIV
anil a troop uf servants ru-hitl up the
wide staircase The lattur hunK back
win n tulil tin- uttUM' of nlunu, but
Reginald dashed upi-n tbe dour and
found, as In* Iiml expected, bis father
lying senu'lebs on the floor.
Hut where was the light the pair hail
seen? There war only ibe lamp in the
housekeeper's hand I And the servants
wliis-iei-ed ftiuoiiK themselves
The Squirt was raised and after a
time it vi veil. Hut be would give no
explanation as to what   had caused bis
K.OOU.
That night, however, he woul
companion   when he went to
the shoulder.
I bad taken up the paper languidly.
"Myers   v.    Foelirooke.'
With a quickening thrill 1 ran my eye
rapidly over the brief and soon made
myself master of tbe contents.
The client 1 was called upon to defend
waa Charles Fosbrooke, of Fosbrooke
Manor I our opponent, the plaintiff,
a neighbouring landowner. The cause
simply this.
Threo of the Squire's children had
Ix'i'ii drowned by the upsetting of a
small skift on the moat. He at once
vowed on more lives should Ih. given up
to its greedly waters, and set aliout
itsdrainage. Insodoinghe unavoidably
diverted the current of a small   water
rUHtolller..
quality uf
RIESTKRER,
PUBCHASKpTHH 4B0V1
' ni.- in■*ij>
ftrat'olaaa
li.
HAV1NI,  
i .t.il'lialuo'-ut., Is now supplying many
iu  tin-  -ity
■villi"
Lagei
Beer,
Keg* and llottli-H at
Whieh Ue furniiihes iu
The   Heer   will   Ih.   left at   the  houaea ol
pstfrtftti fron u( rharj/e.
!
WODD] t% TURNER,
LAND 8CRV.HY0RS
Real Estate Agents,
ConyoyanoBrs FIcMlalff;
IN HIT MOODY  LOTS
l'ol.      Ai.l',
MONEY    TO    LOAN.
COLUMBIA ST.. NKW WKSTMINHTKIi.
FOR SALE !
rilOWN UOTH, atthaC. I'. R. Terminal
X. town ot I'ort Moody, ix'iitially ..ml
beautihilly attuatadi on moro totornbla term
tlun l.mds baa avw boen offered for mile, in
thin I'toviui i- haratofufe.
Apply to
I', S. HAMILTON,
Muit.iv Street,
Pobt Moodt.
"first-class
Shingles
FOR S-A.I_i.__l.
The anderatgnsf) lias on li.iu.l ri largsqnan-
tity ul the i ir.v bk. i Cedar Shingles, whioh
he will ne]| in lota to auit, at prices never he.-
lore hetinl oi iu British Columbia.
.Semi for  prions   before purchasing   pise,
rsllele.
Aihlre-mall rii-'l.-r.'i to
WM. F. PETERS, ob
Uasmtr Owiob, Port Moody.
Kr',,,,,
have no .. _^^^^^^^
fish; sending bis grandson hack, kindly
but premptorily. He a-uugiicd no
reason; and when the child cried, his
lady mother encouraged bim to disobey.
His grandfather drove bim back ; but
one day when so dismissed, he
refused to depart, and then the
Squire gave up his sport altogmfer,
wanting the boy not to go near the moat
alone.
The warning wai diaiaganled.
Before many days wore gone, a slimy
nnd dripping form was drawn from the
iiiinii, und Lady Annabel, wringing
ln-r hnnds accused the old man of hav
iug murdered her l»>y. And lhe Squire
ruined mournfully away—but answered
her never a word.
A month nr more elapsed. Squire
Kii-hrooke came not lo the bnakfast-
liiuir.l. Hun-. and grounds were
searched. He was found at last, life
less, I a-full- the pninting of his banished
sou.
Reginald, now lord of tbe manor,
-hut up the room once more, and kept
the key. It wasa needless precaution.
From the time that Mistress Hope, the
housekeeper, had confided to the steward
that Rupert the painter had died in
lioiidon the very night the old Squire
was found senseless before his picture
—from that time superstitious awe
locked the door without a key. The
old Squire, nnd he alone, would ap
proaon it night or day.
His death there confirmed the evil
repute of the chamber, and Dame Foh
Inooke's dying words were repeated
under ' rijujili   through   house and vil
Id I uivtir_i-u mr _ui ,<T,u _•* .» _.»•_,<>     .._,-. .   , __-*,.. _, .., -_■  ....  _..._._ -~-  . ..
,dte^
I -i.- -I.!__l_f_    •_.__,_._ I -__u_ ._--_, ,,,- -,fc,
I did my ln-st to console her, and to
assure lur that her brother was uol
dead, only stunned, and would mOttbtAem
rneover shortly ; and, as she turn, d h-i
liquid eyes in thuiiks ou uiiue, I felt
there was one Fnshrook. who ooaM
never he my enemy.
A i ouph- of hour, went by In-fore
Reginald Fosbrooke gave a sign of
returning animation. The doctor bad
muttered BoaMrtbiiig of i-oiieu.sioii of
the brain, and int- nml injury from tin
horse's boo'; insisted on quiet, forbade
removal, and aside to Strettou and, tin ,
suggested telegraphing to friends.
Barbara—I couldalaiostbavegueibU'.i
ber name bad not tbe injured muii ruur
mured it, as she knelt lie-idc bin. in ml
a light in ibr room, and - yes1 in .Silvery midst of thut light stood I'lip. rl
lie- l'aint'r, p.tlei'.o and l.ru^h ru ban I
paiuijug away at a picture on I
1    rubbed   my    eyes snd gave   rm
self   a   shake      The   aunt    work,     and   I     saw   llu
(roving under   hi-  brush      It   was  au
Alpine   sortie     familiar
N'ow   figurestpp.-ar.il upon th-
loilihg   Up     llie     sunwy       B-.elil I'll!
srl nt looks round at me, and baek al
his '-anva.. I see dcliiie.ted a broken
rope, tt shivered alpenstock, ai.d a
figure slipping and falling li.-aiil-iiu.
into a terrible crevasse.
Again the artist turns his licit I.   and
his dark eyes transfix me.    Tl
-. ...US d. .,., I
i /".... .eriN*
. ■. nut a cs.
Windsor, Ont.
the plaint ill's   properly
Had the plaintiff not lieen litigious
the caae might have been compromised
at lhe outset, when the Squire ottered
compensation to Sir Joseph Myers.
Ry a strange coincidence, a letter
lay open on my table before nie, con
mining overtures from the opposite side,
wherein iny supposed hereditary
antagonism to the Fosbrookes of the
Manor was openly relied on its a resson
why they should retain nie as counsel,
and I rejoice to hold their brief.
It is possible to have too low nn estimate of human nature. Why should
1, John Foslirookiyleivisc such gifts OH
1 possessed in order to oppose my own
distant kin, who had ui'vCr done me a
peisiuiul  wrong I
1 had just declined the plaintiffs
brief, when Mr. Strettou put his head
in at tbe door. 1 showed him the letter
and my   reply.
It remained for   me   to prove black
was white,   or, to  sutler a   nonsuit;
There is something in   the old   adage
that "blood is thicker   than   water." I
resolvetl todo my utmost for our client,
in spite of   dead-aiid-gniie   feuds     1
threw myself, into the case ransacking
legal lecords for points and precedents
^—i        	
1.%'P'-
imply that I am
sure the doctor thought her wits were
wandering—'There is no need: ihey
will already known of this catastrophe
at home."
Thev must have had a telpgraph of
their own, swifter than that of
scieiiii'l Surely enough, liefore the
close of the afternoon Squire Fosbrooke
who must ban- beeu on the road
before our message was despatched —
stood by the side of his eldest sou, and
clasped my linnil with greatful earnestness as that nl a stranger, saying
he was glud Ile had found bim alive.
Ile was a grave, dignified,hut not
haughty man, preternatural ly old, and
Ihmh ln'iieuth the heavy burden of inexorable fate.
He and his daughter look possession
f my chambers wiib many courteous
apologies for turning them into n bos
pit al; apparently uncoiisicious that
they were indebted to more than a
chance namesake. Only the patient
knew my antecedents ; and when, at tbe
close of the week, he recognised me us
his involuntary eutortaiiier he grew irritably impatient to lie removed.
Tho doctor shrugged bis shoulders,
bis gentle sisiei slu d tears, his father,
Mr. Strettou, and myself remonstrated.
A day or two had elapsed.    Leaving ITbe heir of Fosbrooke was wilfu
■Aemps- rebelled j
It AUK CHANCK*
tmm nu \m\ mi
A K;uin containing 100 aorva al tptandttf
Und with farm bonatt  btnu thoda,   do..
tli.H'ou -mm-niently attttfttod near nehool
.md |»o.t «>flio- will |m.< t-.dd u bargain ii immediately purchaaod.
Kor further jmrtu'iilm** apply to
S. \V. I.KUMAN,
Port Moody.
-DrOAZKlTKOlKli'l-.
LICENSE TO JUT TI
To the Minister of tho Interior, Otto wn.
1 Ih.|_> leave to apply for a liceuse to cut
Tunl-i'i- on tin- went half of aection 35, Town
ship 40, aud tin: wait halves of section.. 2
and   11,   Town-dtp 41,   Nnw   Wt'stminatfc!
Dint net.
THOMASCAHIM-
July 12, 1886.
PICE OP jSMfiNMI^f
Nntico is h.rnby  given that .VORMAN
FR.ANI.R, Contractor,   Port Mistily, has ss
signed .11 his ^Iliads, chattels Sllll rlleeta tn
DK, ful tile Is'lu-lit of Ills cioilitnrs. All tie-
nuiurts nij.iut't him are tn be made to, nml
all debts due to liim to be paid tn the under-
signed faith with.
JOHN TAYLOR.
r-iit Moudy, Oct. 'iftth, 1880.
New
China	
j*i_M:3v-r_r.
Opp".aitii.n  Wa-'litlig nnd lroniuj; tlou- in
Firat-clrifis style.
Referenee.a if i-eittnre;l.
ONC. P. R. RIGHT OF WAV.
tri**lfTmsm**tmmyte\l^rtmm-^myr~ n-neu--jj       —,	
against ihe rule of Lady Aiinable,relirPdTand almost befori
on the pi-iisioii  left by the Squire. ',inB 'be naee was
In less than a couple of years Ilegin
aid Fosbrooke was pitched clean over
the neck of his hunter, and Lady Annabel was left a widow, (o reign supreme
at the Manor during the ihren years of
the heir's minority.
Then   the   steward   followed   Mrs.
Hope to London, and, though late in
life, they made a match of it. They
did more : they rescued liupert Fos-
brooke's w ife and son from the poverty
inlo wliich they were falling.
When the picture scheme had fsiled,
Rupert grew bitter   and angry   with
himself for having made the   advance.
But   when,   through   Mrs.   Hope,   ho
heard of bis mother's death,  and   the
haughty answer Reginald's  messenger
had conveyed to the Manor   as  from
hini, grief and vengeanco alternated in
Ilia  breast, nnd in the turmoil he could
not paint and disappointed his patrons.
A brain fever set in, and he died execrating    his   brother   Reginald,   and
threatening to haunt him and his until
the wrong was righted.
Maud,    the   unfortunate   painter's
widow, though too proud to  appeal lo
her haughty sisier-in law, was  not too
proud to accept the home made for her
iind   her sun Rupert   by  the   faithful
steward and his wife; who,    in   their
turn,     felt it    only     an   honor   to
devote    to    the     service   of a    Fos.
liiixike      the       money       they      had
saved   in   other  Fosbrooke'H   service.
They lived to see the  younger Ruperi
married,    und    impressed    on     him
for his descendants thia record of
family     histury    and    estrangement,
roilpleil ..iih the doom banking i.vfl-1
the elder branch of the family; insisting that in some secret maimer every
fitality which befell a Fosbrooke had
laa n inysi-teriously foretold or previ
siniiiil within lhe haunted chamber of
the discarded son.
So the story was handed down to me,
wiih an addition of casualties by flood
and I'u Id which had carried ofl' the Fosbrookes, either in infancy or nge, and
which were only lo be averted when
the elder Fosbrooke extended the light
hand of fellowship lo the younger, and
Kiipen's heirs became   masiers  of the
Manor.
My grandfather believed this implicitly, As for myself, I was born in a
sceptical and practical age, and have
had to tight my own way so sturdily, 1
have had no leisure to waste on the
ghosrly traditions of by-gone ancestors
in a remote manor-house.
So it might have been to the end   of
lhe chapter nut   fora   combination of
fortuitous circumstances which, to sny
Ibe least, were remarkable.
II
My friend Strettou, the solicitor, of
Clement's Inn, to whom I owe whatever success 1 have made, came to my
chambers in lhe Temple one summer
day in miusal haste for him, and handed
me a lengthy brief antl a stiff retaining
fee, saying : 'There, run you eye over
that! If you can talk the jury over to
give our clients a verdict, your fortune's
made I" and he gave me a quick tap on
^BB^_.^_i^_H -B^BBI
the Temple in the fori noon I encountered Strettou in the gateway, just as
1 was turning into Fleet Street. Hn
caught me by the button-hole and invited me to luncheon with him. As
1 hesitated, a light basket phieion containing a gentleman and lady, with a
small page in dark livery behind, drove
under Temple Bar and stopped in front
of us.
•Uly Jove!1' exclaimed Mr. Str.-Uon,
^^^^^^^^^^^ the words left his
lips the page was at the horse's head,
and the gentleman, whose eyes and
hair wer') black as my own, and who
struck me as a disagreeable likeness of
myself—but not a bad-looking fellow
on the whole—bad jumped out, throwing the ruins to the lady, as lovely a
young brunette as it had lieen my fate
to meet, with eyes as soft and melancholy as her companion's were eager
and   liery.
With barely a word of apology to ine,
hn diew the solicitor aside and began
in a hurried voice I could not choose
but hear.
"What's this your clerk tells me,
Mr. Strut ten? Uo you know into
what band you have enmmited our case?
This Mr. John Fosbrooke "
"Is a very rising young barrister—
could not. be in better hands," inter-
rupiod the lawyer imperturbably.
"He claims kinship with the Fos-
briHikes of Fosbrooke, sir. There is an
old f.-ud between bis branch of the
family and ours. You must withdraw
the luief at. any cost. He will ruin our
cause. In my father's limine I insist
on ibe withdrawal ol the brief I" This
iu answer to Mr. Stretton's visible protest
I ilu.ughl il quite time Io interfere.
As baughlily as himself I slopped for
ward.     "Mr.    I'r-giiutlil    Fosbrooke,    I
presume."
His bow said "Ay, and who on earth
are   you V
Your brief, sir, and my retaining
fee, shall be in Mr. Stretton's office in
less than twenty minutes. There is no
ui'i-il to withdraw the case—1 throw it
up," And I turned on my heel under
the archway. I met my clerk on his
way to dinner and sent him back flying
for the otlending brief and Stretton's
cheque, which lay unebnnged in my
drawer, j had heard Stretton's re-
mnn.trance as I went, and the other's
annoyed response.
1 had barely taken three steps after
my clerk, when a crash and a shriek
called me back. Reginald Fosbrooke
was lying stunned on the pavement, the
page wus scrambling to his feet, a bystander had caught the affrighted horse,
tho carriage-wheel was crashing in collision which a cab, and the lovely
nciipniit was in iiiiiiiii-ul peril.
Darting forward, I managed to extricate the lady frmn the phaeton before
the plunging animal had made a total
wreck of  it.
She seemed as lifeless as the man on I he
ground. My clerk was back by histime.
Shouting to him to bring a doctor to
to my chambers, and to Strolton to havo
his prostrate client conveyed thither, I
hurried forward with the insensible
girl in my strong arms, and placed her
iu my own chair. The couch had soon
another occupant.
This will lie quieter than a shop," 1
whispered to Strettou, "and we can
keep the crowd out here," He nodded a
sort of dazed assent. Before a doctor
reached us my charge had rcvibed. And
then, her distress over her "dear
brother," her "dearReggy," was pitiable
to witness.
He was borne tbence with the ten-
derest care; but barely had he crossed
the threshold than violent ha'moirhage
set in, and only u lifeless body was
carried into lhe neighbouring hotel.
A broken rib, displaced had lacerated
some internal organ.
Mourning did not arrest the law-suit.
The Squire, ignorant of Ueginald's
prohibitOH, wrong my baud ut pari ing,
and Baid bu was -ure bis cause was in
good hands I had gone with them to
the station, po-siblv drawn thither by
the grateful thanks in Barbara Fo.
brooke's every lone and gesture, Then
it occund to the Squire that I niiglii
letter understand how the case stood
between him and Myers if I went over
tho grounds und tracked the Fosse-
brook ; and be asked me tn follow
them down in time for his poor bov't
funeral.
I went back to my chambers musing.
Two sirange events had come to pass
1, lhe descendant of Rupert the dis
carded, had been invited to the -Man
or. Moreover, I was in love with l.ar
bare.
The Manor House was a magnificent
pile with a background of waving
woods. Perhaps iI was the presence of
undertakers, and a crowd of funeral
guests with morning robes and faces,
made uie feel lhe interior so gloomv
in its grandeur, noi withstanding the
faint smile of Barbara nnd the courteous
reception of Barbara's mother.
Was it chance that assigned to
me, the latest comer in the
rrowtled mansion, the apartment at
the end of the corridor? I hud ful
lowed the servant inecliniiiially, my
mind filled with Barbara's greeting,
and not, bis apologies ; but my rapid
survey ol the hastily prepared chamber
■st me thinking.
A label otltsiiletbe oaken door showed
tbat it was set opart for "Lawyer Strut
ton:; friend." The hurried uud be
wililered servants hud no .cm option
that they had shown Rupert Fos
brooke's representative into Rupert's
room.
If 1 had had n doubt tt was dispelled
by the sight of u large pi. iure reared
against the wall, from whicli three faces
seemed to look at me through a veil of
dust.
I have not an atom of superstition iu
mo — at least I had not then. It wus
rather with reverence than awe that I
sacrificed my cambric handkerchief to
the restoration of the picture. Then I
was struck with the resemblance bet
tween my ancestor and myself; and
wondered if any of the many assembled
relatives weuld preceivo it : never
thanking how little was known of the
faces 1 was scanning so minutely.
Yet I think my appearance at the
dinner-table did excite some curiosity,
if furtive glances and whisperings were
any index. Sombre dresses and long
faces spoiled the meal for ine. I was
glad when 1 found myself bnck in my
room in front of a wood tire kindled at
my request; and, tak'ng ndvaiitage of
the double doors, took out a cigar to
iiinke myself nt home.
There was a suggestiveness of damp
and rheumatism ahout the heavy velvet hung four-post bed. I di-clined its
invitation, preferring io wrap myself iu
my travelling-rug and si retch my limbs
on an antique couch at right angles
with the heai I It. A second cigar sent
ine to sleep, to dream of Barbara. I
awoke shivering, wiih an uneasy iin
impression ofa hand laid on my shoulder to arouse me. The tire was almost
out, the candles   quite,   but .here was
Judge, jury, counsel, t»ke their .places
lueen barrister of longstanding a.ldr.-r
sing the 'ourt, see hini painted out :
and iny .cry counterpart stiuds out in
my very attitude iu my must eloquent
mood I see the effect on the tn. , ,,|
judge and jury; it is cheering The
aitist turns round antl smiles. Picture,
painter, easel, light, are (one I lum
shivering in the dirk, with barely a
ray of moonlight straggling in (hroiigh
the windows.
1 gave myself another shake, say I
am an arrant fool, conclude I linn- Immii
dreaming, and aompoaed myself to shop
ugain.
(Jonvincr-il, when I awaken in the
morning, that 1 have been drefiinin;;. I
say nothing at the breakfast table ot
iny broken rest, not oaring io recite
either   alarm or ridicule.
As Strettou aud 1 return to town
in the express the day afler the funeral,
1 elicit from him that the Sipiiie Im.
another son, now traveling in S.vii
-i'1'lanil, io whom, afoot***-*, I he heirship
will descend.    Aftert.hal,   I feui Sln-i
ton has but a stupid  o prinion to ilu
end ol lhe journey.
My survey of the moat, converted
into a shrubbery, and the truck of the
watercourse in dispute did not tell in
my client's iuierest. Nevertheless, I
went into court with a ronWotion 1
should win, all hough 1 noutod the
idea of being influenced by a dream.
And 1 was successful. The case was
dismissed as litigious nnd vexatious,
and when 1 shook hands with nur
lient, he insisted nu my returning with
him to the Minor, and suid I did honor
lo the iiniiu- I bow,
Other oases   kept nie in   town until
the end of term. Then I Jalir. K.
l.riHike ottering many apologies for mv
being thrust into an unused room on
my former visit. I protested I .ni"
perfectly satisfied, and thought it a
pity so commodious a chamber should
left to nie and the spiders.
The lady sighed, mid said no more,
This time I occupied the adjoining
room, smaller, hut well kept, runt less
antique in its appointment.
The Squire took tn me amazingly,
and llarliara's heart opened to me. I
hesitated how liest to ilisilna i ,,
ancestry and propose lor the sweet
girl, when the whole fabric of my future
was shaken by a telegram from H« inter-
hind.
Ulitirli's Kdward Fosbrooke had
perished In the ascent of the Simplon,
I was staggered, and the whole famil)
were overwhelmed. It was n ■ lime for
love proposals.
I   Miluntcered a journey lor   thi  ic-
eovery of (be body ; saying that I knew
the precise spot in which Ik tvd   lytn
This  involved explanation of what I
railed my dream.
"Dream ! li was no dream," cried
B.iiliar.i and her parents, simultaneously,
"But who are ymi?" demanded tht
Squire, rising to his feet, ''who have
seen the s|»cctral painter of our Iiiiim''
Riqicrt Fosbrooke never reveal-; ilu
future save to one ol" his own near
kin."
My answer and its cft'ert may be
imagined. An      avalanche    could
scarcely have overwhelmed iln in inure
completely. The ohi Squire, his eyes
sulTused with tears, held oul his hand
to ine.
"This is no time to perpetuate feud,"
said he. "Fate is loo strong for
us."
Need I add that 1 went io Switzerland and recovered the remains of the
last heir of the elder Fosbrookes.
But ere I took my departure, unknown to the family I spent a night in
the haunted chamber, still inclined to
be sceptical. 1 came out next morning converted. Once more the mountain scene was painted before me,
but I saw myself and guides recovering the lost, and the means employed.
Another picture was painted before
mc, and then the artist seemed to fling
brushes and palette aside, and vanish
with a benediction.
I stand, with my now acknowledged
relatives, by the grave of the Squire's
last son, and see his tears fall fast on
the coffin-lid before he turns away,
and, grasping iny hand, calls me with
a sigh the heir of Fosbrooke Manor.
I could hardly realise it then. I can
realise it now, as I stand amid a perfect
bower of holly and evergreens at
Christmas in a pretty country church,
and clasp the hand of Barbara before
the altar, in that bond which for ever
reunites the severed branches, and
averts the fate of the Fosbrookes.
And this was the last picture shown to
me—now a Fosbrooke of Fosbrooke, a
l-IONl_l.lt
STORE
grKKS.-Tl-KKT, IHi.l WOODY
D.B.ttRANTJroprieto]
SPU
Jiistlloceivef
*|*.||l.'  l.'Mi'-I.SJI.Mil.   mrmetfully   rr.
■ forms tie . iti/i-n- nf Port M.a.ilv nnd
' i-ioity tin le- Im. juat received a larg
_ud vurii-il „n."ttuii'iit >il seasonable
DRY GOODS,
(.! HOC E I. I E S,
Boots and Shoes
Ready-made Clothing
K re.,   Bite,,
Having bought tin- sbovs Stack far v'A'-H,
1 uu po |>-ii'-.| I" sell at t.i..- lowest
CASH I-K1CK8.
Vegetables and Fruits
IN    SF.A.'O.V
A   CALL  KI'M'K.'irul.l.V   .'Ol.llTri-.l.
Subdivision of Lot 233
3?0__-.T -.-_.00_D*2*.
NOTICE IS HK-ilSl!. i.IVKN. THAT
nil ilistnlllle'lita un Luta nu tin- BbnVe-
ilillieal |iiu[,.-ity, inii-t la- [wid in str'et i.ili-
flilluit) tlilli the stipnlati'iiif. - I- tin a. I.a
IlientK M ill lie eaneelleil. and the payments
alleiulv   ll..ile, liirleiteil.
New W'e.tiiiillsti-i-, Sept    II,   l-.Se
Brick Clay for Sale.__
lilOB SALE
_T   class brick
Railway, a!
Sample   ami
fruiii
PIVI! Al KI.S III' I'lllsT
i-lay land, .L.I;..*-.nt In I'. IV
■at te.. mill- in.ii, I'l.it Moody,
riituiiiiati'.ii   -nn   b.   r Iil-iiiieil
A. li. IIOWSI...
Heal fatal. It,.,Uir.
I'ort Moody.
PortMoody
nn-;
mmiii.. n\\Mi\n
ill   Till.
Canadian Pacilic
A.  ll   IIOWSK,
Surveyor,
Real (j'.iate Broker,
Conveyancei,
Etc.. ..to.
Town Lots for .*-;il<* in
every part of the
Town site.
Excellent l-arms for
sale—Cheap.
Suburban Properties
suitable for market
gardeners- etc.
Every iiitoi'ination
freely given.
OFl'ICU'.-Mlil'IIAY
PORT MOODY,   ll: C
ST
NOTICE.
IP HEREBY GIVEN  THAT I 1NTKN1)
applying to the Chief Contmisalouer   ul
l.andr. anil Wniha Inr p_lP*nJ__.o_l tr* ptir-
el'.UH,- 100 aererr cf land, mere it Irsr, nit mar-
in New Westminster District, Group I anil
described as folloua-: t'eliiru. lli.ine: at a
point on east Bide ol Scott's elaini on li^lit
hank of Seymour Creek, tlieiu-e nmlh li.r»
•ast lit   chains   tn Se
ch-riim, thunce east Kl   chains   tr, S,-, moui-
lTie—now a rosorooi-i: ui - •_.__>../.-.».-, •.! creek, thence southerly and »e?tirly Inlloii
picture of love and peace and goodwill 1 ing meanderinc; ut" (."reek .Ida to Quia*  of
it rhrUtmislide i commencement.
at i-nristniasiiae. J0)|?. TAYL0K
(the Em) i port xioodj^ b. a, 18th fob. 1887
\ <£t)t $8it Eoobn ftljtttt
A m NK\ is IKiiUKNT.
ICIVrKlBCTtn.)
snd b»d been ilukt-1 w pieces by going over I
the swfol precipice, wliich is the tourist s
Irene. j. y
SATURDAY APRIL (I, IBM.
DELTA COUNCIL.
The (J "uucil met »t the DelU Town Hall
on Siturday the 2nd April. Hreseut -» full
buard.
'I'he minutes of thu previous in.etioj* were
read and adopted.
(>.iiiniuuii--tions from Messrs. '.O11i_l11.11,
Oliver A Anbury, J. K. .Suter and others, P.
ft. Swettand f. K. Raitt, were receiie.1 sud
Hied.
The reeve and clerk w.-re autl^.-ii-.-.l to
*i_,ii a voucher uu the lioverniiieot for $174,
U-iug balance die liy tli.-m on the Chiloeh
ken trunk mad t.n 188C.
The clerk wan iu.tructed to call tor ten
ders br tne following works, vi/..
I    A  road uu ('recent   I.hud. al. ait 190 i
Before it was decided by the Meteoiotogi-
cal Society .'! i.real I'ut.ii,. ... fmm an ol.
' -.. ivaloiy ou the top uf lien Nevis. ,t waa
j considered a matter ..i v„u_ pride u, have
; " done the Ben.' Since the ooiMructi-.u „i
the road from the bis, tothe summit has be- j
come an acciiinulished (set, it bu taken
away much .it the enthusiasm aud a.lvcutiiie
of the ascent. Nov, au old lady can com
fiirtably ssceud, seated, oo a pooy, or otlier
mwle of conveyance. Formerly it was the
custom of those that sacended, to inscribe
i.itiue and place on a post card, l.-*viug it on
the caii 11 of stones wiiieh marks the highest
point, till such time an the next psrty as
cendeil, when they Here takeu down to the
tow n hy the L'uide and there pu__.il, so forwarding tu the home, of tlu.se leaving them.
Now, a person ou top csn not onlv telegraph
many nut of the cuutly that he is really
there, but a limited party can be acoinmo
lated in a   hotel,   where every attention
IHK
l.KI.IMITATION   OE  A  ICMO
DHINRSKmoNTlBR.
C".i' Vr\Z a-'lditrl, to complete the 11 ur dy j J"**        ' * ^4W "'Uir climb    Be-
_.i  ...   u i...   iu.     .l....  .vi   -i.-i.. I '"n thi« <hsii|(o took nluce, in-cuirt.1 the in
t-ldeltl which I now relate.
al'ait   -IJ   '.lain.
i-iiad to  Buundnry   ll.y
more or less.
II. A mad and ditch along the ertnt ilds of
tin-l 'lnl'-i liken trnlik road, alniut Hit chain,
more oi IMS.
4. Kor eulargiu.' dil'liaod repairing road
from the British Unum Packing Company's
eaniiury to the I -..If of i.eorgiu.
•'). Kur rai.ui- and > orduroying road lie.
tweeu sections :'. and 3, towni-lup 4, a dis-
talice of 'JetOOfret more nr less.
A number ot accounts were paen.-il and
nrderi.il paid.
DeWitt and Whitmayur were grained the
sum nf .2.1 tn i-.nt in swamping halt mile
ruad, IU feet Mule  the line between me-
thin, lit and 14, town-hip 4.
By-law tu amend the clerk, isaetaor and
collector By-law 188., Revenue By-law 1887,
By-law forthe return of the Delta Municipal
Asser,,i,ient lloll I8S7, and Court of Revision
By law 1887, were finally passed is reconsidered.
Highway By-law 1887 passed a third time
us read.
I'he clerk wa. instructed to call for tenders fnr a ditch along the South nide nf trunk
road from the Burr rood west.
Coun. I'ylm- wan authorised to put in a
larger box in the Bin r load nutlet.
The council then adjourned f.ir two week,
to meet at 7 o'clock p. HI,
LA IK NEWS ITEMS,
At an early lion, last Saturday uight a
viuI.uit -now storm set ill very generally
throughout New Kngland, accompanied,
particularly along the coast, by a heavy gale.
r..-|,"i 1a friim (rloncester, Provincetown and
other prominent place- indicate the storm
lining the mont severe in many yeara, if not
altogether without precedence. For thirty-
six hours the wind maintained a velocity of
sixty to eighty miles an hour. From eight
inches to a foot and a half of snow has fallen.
Many reports ure received of damage to
buildings and trees from the weight of snow.
At Block I.land the gale was simply terrible. The heach is strewu with wreckage
frmn tlie Kchooner I'athtlluler, which went
ashore Friday. The Old Colony boat could
not leave F'afl Kiver for New York, because
ot thu turrilic sea outside. Frovincetown
reports the weather so thick that lights cannot be aeeu uOO yards from the shore. The
harlior is full of vassals, hut uo reports of a
disaster are received, Glouoastsr reports
that two feet of snuw ha. fallen. The
weather is so thick that nothing can he seen
uf craft iu the harlmr. The stunner Katah
rlid, from Boston to Baugor, with 125 pasBcn-
-'ers, put into Portsmouth harbor and
1.nulla! her passengers ut Newcastle. The
sea was ao territic her officers were convinced
she would never reach her destination. At
Newport the sturun was also terrible and
trip, of bnats are suspended. In Bust, n the
streets are tilled up with snow, and stroot
car traffic la retarded, while ou all railroads
throughout New England tho trains are very
much delayed. Advices from Sandwich and
Chatham state that the storm along the
ooast ia the most severe by far for ten your
Telegraph and telephone communication
with the shore is completely disconnected
the wires boing prostrated by the heavy
gales. The wind has blown terribly all day
from the northeast, and still no sign of aba
ting. Its force is so great that it ia almost
impossible fur pedestrians to be about. A
tremendous sea is running, and a blinding
snow makes navigation -_tr.lii.ly dangerous.
81« thousand live hundred carpenters em-
ployed by the various coutractnt-i and shop
miners throughout the city and suburbs of
Chicago, ceased work Monday morning, nnd
building operations will be suspended indefinitely.    The loaders of the carpontei-s, who,
after u long  struggle last su ler.   failed to
curry out their demands for eight hours uud
an increase of wages, decided to renew the
contest and think now, when ths huildiug
enterprise Is reviving and carpenters nre
wanted, tho time has arriied to inuke th
employers yield. Three months ago thi
council gave notice to employers thut at tho
beginning of April the men would demand
'1.1 cents an hour, eight hours to constitute a
day's wnrk. Tho wages bave averagad 2o
cents, and lumrs have varied between eight
nnd ten. A .'onferencc to arrange a settlement was formally reiinoalcil from the em
ployees, but master carpentors have tn all
appearunius studiously ignnre.l the whole
movement. Isist Sunday a mass meeting of
carpenters was held in Battery D's armory
to discuss the advisability of a general
strike. Over 8,000 men weie present. Wm,
Kilver, presidout of the t'hicugo trades as
sniiihly, presided, nnd every mini of the
0,000 had to piosent his carpenter'* trade
caul in order to uain admission. President
Kilver mads a lung speech reviewing the
situation. Ile stated that oarMO-Sr* wine
the most abused men in the building trades.
They wen paid the lowest wages while they
work us hard a. bricklayer, and nwsuns who
earned almost double as much. A year ago
the carpenters' strike was u failure simply
because their organisation wa. weak in
numbers and totally lacked funds. -Now
they were stroug and should right their
wrongs. After tlio speeoh, a resolution to
cease work to-morrow, unions their demands
were granted, was rend. Then »■ "■
Riley, Assomblv No. 24, of which Robert
Nelson, Uuiteil Labor candidate for mayor is
master workman, made a speech for the
resolution, and boldly told the ti.OOO li.ten-
Ing men that viutoiy at tho .mils for the
Isboring men also meant victory for the car-
psntors. He was enthusiastically applauded.
Editor Albert Curiln, August Hpies sneces-
sor aa editur nf the A rbe/ter Zeituno, was the [,,,. his sajety. shouted theinsel
nost speaker. The gist of Curlm's speech an attempt to stop liim, bat ■■'
waa that tho carpenters wore foolish if they
did not strike when they had such a chance.
Ilia (Inrman hearers, he said, addressing
them iu their native language, should do
everything in their power tu defeat Roche,
the servant of the capitalists and the tool of
the tomperanco cranks. The English speaking portion of the audience began to grow
restive  while Curlin  waa speaking  in tier-
man, and stopped  him with  jeeis,   though
the (leimans applauded vigorously.
it was not a usual thing for visitors at
the Old Caledonian Hotel to ait out till close
on midnight, star ga/.ing. The verandah
Wee utilized more a. an alter -dinner raastt
by the gentlemen while smoking a cigar, or
by the ladies as a promenade duriug the cool
of the evening.
Why tlio-e throe gcutleuien win, are evidently tourists from their apueurauce —re-
.....i.. there, rusting anxious glances at the
sky. at that hour ut the night, is explained
by the atillearance al tbe Beu -as Ben Nevis
is familisily termed—guide, underneath
them, who immediately shouts, " All ready,
-i.-iitleoien !" to which a rich yeuug voic:
respond*, '■ Quite ready, guide!'' ••'Think
its a good night for thrchuih'" ijtieries the
same voice. '- Ves, sir, and you shall stand
a good chance uf seeing the sun rise, if it
hnlds till morning."
While this conversation is taking place,
the guide is securing the usual i:oinpliui,-iit
of hags aud Hasks across his shoiildcis. and
this finished the party ibisceud and start off'
at a mtart pace.
'The bright moonlight night shows the
party to be yonng men, and one, a shade
taller than the others, ia an upright, lithe
llgure, who at unci, would lie. sot down as
having held the couversatio'i with guide.
Ou passing the English Church just a.
the clock in tho town, which they have
pa.aed out uf, is sonorously striking the
hour ol midnight—they diverge a littlo to
the right and enter the parade.
'This waa the exercise ground of the
soldiers at one. time occupying the fort, lying
it little to the north-cast,and wliich was built
during the Jacobite tronbles by King
William, (mm whom it derives his name.
The guide is now drawing their attention
and pointing towards it with his alpine
c."i,k, and explains that it is sin ..muted by
a dec-p moat, called the glass sea, from the
■'lilliies- of the waters which were let into
it, aa a fiutlier protection to the garrison.
*' Vou notice that house right across to the
other side of the fort," he ia remarking :
" Well, if you care to examine it iudayliglit
you will tiitd that one part uf the roof ia
broken in, and in a few minutes 1 shall show
you from where the cannon was fired, the
ball from which went through it. Here it ia
now," aa they ascend a rising part of the
road. " Vou see that spur of the h'll towards
the tight, wei, it is called the sugar loaf,
and from there was lired the cannon ball at
that house, by Prince Charles'soldiers, under
the impression that it was the inaga7.ine ;
hut they were mistaken, as it (the magazine)
was let into the earthworks in such u way,
sa to lie invisible to hia gunners. Although
the house is occupied, the apartment is left
exactly aa it was when the .shot penetrated
it."
Oneof the party -they were Englishmen
—ventured to remark that the "Scot"
i meaning the guide) spoke not had English,
when the guide retorted with, " Yes, you'll
Hti.l some Scots can talk English, although
they may !••■ greatly brought up on Bannock
and Burn wuter." 'This sally caused a laugh
against the impmdeut > out I,.
Crossings bridge spaning the Nevis river
and keepiug along hy its banks, tho gtiido
informing them as to tho Various histnrical
features of the beautiful sceuery they were
passing thiough, they arrived at the foot ot
thn first hill - Meallo-an-t'oe
The ascent of this hill is the most arduous
part of the journey, and it reipiires all the
care and courage of an experienced mountaineer to overcome it. Oiieeoii the top and
al the lake which lies in a hollow formed hy
the junction of tho two mountains, the party
reated to partake of refreshments.
After a time the aacont ia resumed, and
thia time ol the Ben proper, und with repeated warnings from the guide to keepclose
together and to him, they arrive at the tup.
In the interval, a thick mist haa formed
iu the valley below them, obaciiriug the tnag-
uiticenl vu-w' they wuuld otherwise have had
of hills and dales, uud especially of the valley almost at their feet, with the river
Nevis, wooded ou both aides, flowing ami
curving along it. But, away to the eaat, it
ia clear, and oa the luirri/.ou, they see tho
sun rising like a vaat hall of fire emerging
Irinn the.lern.au Ocean.
I'l-uin their exclamations of surprise il waa
evident they wore amply componsatud for
their Milanine journey, und the many slips
and falls they euilured. Away to thu northwest again they had a view of a range of
scenery, which can only lie seen froui mi'li
an eminence.
At a distance of some twenty miles
(olih.iiiRli from their altitude it appeared
much nearer) they can r-ce the monument
erected uu tiie apot where Prineii Charles
Stuart first raised his standard, bofnro com-
inencing the campaign which ultimately uul-
minuted in the overthrow ol the .l.icnbite
Dynasty.
Alter feasting on the splendid piini.riiin i
fora considerable time, aud having a much
reiniired real and relreshinonts, they colli-
meiiee.t tin. downward tnnrch, which. If not
ju.l so tires.one, ia liion. awkward. The
tallest of the party, whom wc shall call
Frank, rushed down at brcakoock speed,
against all the remonstrances ot the guide :
u Idle the rest of theni picked their steps,
sometimes sliding where it waa name than
ordinary steep. Not finding the pace of his
companion* congenial to hia own activeuess,
and braced by the oxerciae and the pure
mountain air, Frank shouted to his companions, "Tata. I'll order breakfast for you,"
aid -tinted down hill at a run.
Hia companions, responsible in a manner
ted themselves bourse, in
no response was
riven thero, as he'passed inlo the mist u hich
now capped the  lower mountain, and was
gathered in the valley.
The arrival of the guulu and the remainder ofthe party at the hotel in the morning,
diacloseil the fact that the young gentlemen,
wha had staiteil ahead of them, haduotyct
arrived ; ami immediately the alarm spread
through the town and n sntfic-ent number of
people to la-at the whol" country aide, volunteered for the search
GEO. H. GEANT & CO.
ll wi: OPKSKII a HTOiUt ON
11 11 ll.     AMENHKor OtrTV.
One ill particular, an oldish man, slightly
,, n ii. stooped, carried a bell: while others had
.. ... I log-fiorn. and bugles, and „. fact any thing
"I shi.uld not think it right did I not give , tl*. w_|lM |n,d_ _ „oiae t„ attract the:atten-
my testimony of what BB.B. has none '"f ' tlon „f .he lost mountaineer,
me. 1 waa 'troubled with biliousness 1 Tht, ^..^ uiu.tv ha,,, „0w reached the
took one bottle -it gave immediate relief. ; f() t ,f th_ „„( J,|i- _,ul commenced the
I can recommend it u» a sure cure for bilious- liMt N|)t ( tiu om. ainall party is seen
nesa."    Minnie Smith, Orillia, Out. ; ,    h_,t Bml  gatncr below a heavy mass ol
„ , .   ,    rook, jutting nnt from the face of the Ml,
Holloway's Corn Cure destroys all hind* :»,,,) the party is seen coi.vergiiib'o'1 *1|1° ■'P0*
of coma a_d warts, root and branch,    W Im   „ th, \mu\ei B„d horns sound the alarm.
then would  endure them with such a cheap ■     Lyin„ im.n  .nd ln„tilated   at t hi'ir teit la
and effectual remedy within reach * ,|ie (,„.,„ r,f the young man, who, but a snort
time previous was in all the health and pride
Much distress and sickness iu children is | „f v(rath, and now hia companions are nearly
..used by   worms.    Mother (Iruves   Wnrm j ,lemcnted at Ihe pitiful sight
Exterminator gives relief by i-emoving the |     •„ the  heavy mist  be Imd lost '^ ' ,^'
cau.e    Oi'vs it a trial and he convinced.        I path, which he waa so confident ot lolloiung
lhe treaty, signed »t Pckui on Novein
ber 4, 1800, by which tieural Iguatietf
secured lor Russia the Awwr region has
beeu succinctly described by a Japauese
chronicler iu these words : ' 'On this date
China escheuged with Russia a kingdom
for JCO muskets." The districts throogh
which the new boundary line passed are
tike all thoee ou the frontiers of Russia ami
China, scarcely knowu to geographer*:
they are incorrectly laid down on maps
and, at tiiot time at least, were wholly un
known to the Chinese themselves, whale., i
the case may have beeu witli tbe Ituuiau-.
Nevertheless the frontier was defined in
the article of the treaty of Ihtit) with so
much precision that the Commission which
met subsequently had nothing to do but
erect stones and cairns to mark it. Practi-
' ally the Amour waa auule tbe boundary
between the two Empire, as far us it. con-
flueuce with the Ussuri ; tbeu its place as
frontiei wae taken by tbe latter ; from thu
the line rau along a certain river, called the
Sniigatchan, across the oeutie of Lake
11 ink,i, an.l, instead uf running straight
thence to the coast, wliich waa a very short
dial.una-,the line was made to Wud suddenly
to the south, along the summit of a rauge of
moiiiitaiua, tu tbe Tiuineu river. Aa a reault, tiesidea tbe "kingdom" of tlie Japanese
chronicler, Kuasia gotastrip ul coast several
hundred miles iii length, whicli did uut
belong physically to the Amoor region, and
with which the Chinese had no intention of
parting. Aa matters have turned out this
coast has proved utterly useless to Hinwis
lur any purpose whatever, but it has ita
place nu the maps as a .tainting example uf
the adroitness of the Czer's representative
and uf the ignorance of the Chinese.
The mouth of the Titimeu river then
formed the southern boundary of Russia iu
the Pacific. This large stream, whicli ia
navigable into the heart of the Manchuria,
is also the boundary of Corea, and is ol
great importance as the only outlet to the
sea, except the distant port nf Newchwang
on the Yellow aea, for'the trade of Manchuria at present or in the future. The
Russian territory exteuded along ita mouth
only*Vor a distance of 20 Chiueae tt, ur about
aeven miles ; the whole curse of the river
waa Chinese; the month wu on the north
Russian for this short distance, on the south
Cm-can. The boundary stones, as has
already boen mentioned, were net up all
along the frontier iniinediately after the nig.
nature of the treaty of I860, and there tho
matter haa reated for '_o years. No questions were raised on either side ; the mspa
may or may not have been accuvste, hut the
outward and visible aigus nf the boundary
between two Empires were in situ, where
they hud been placed by Commissioners appointed by Loth parties. Hence it has been
difficult to understand the precise meaning
of sundry telegrams whioh have come from
Pekin and St. Petersburg during the past
year respecting a new joint Boundary Commission. I'he last of theae, whicli came
from the Russian capital a few weeka ago,
stat-iil it had at laat been agreed that the
mouth of the Tiumeu and a certain (.ash-
kiavetch Oulf (which ia un inlet of the estuary of this river) have lieen dec'itred
Kussiau, a circumstance which was aaid to
have caused considerable satisfaction in St.
Petersburg. What was the explanation of
this new ami unexpected 1-eadjtistmeut of
the boundary ? If ipieationa connected
with frontiers arose between Ituaaia snd
China they were anticipated iu quite another
quarter, but not here, where China had cut
herself off by the Kung Iguati-ll treaty
wholly from the aea, except fhe few miles of
the mouth of the 'Tiumeu. To the uorth
of the vast area ot Msiichtiri-t was shut out
from the Pacific by the cession of the coast
to Russia; to the south it was equally
closed by Corea ; between tho two waa the
little streak of river through which al-ine
China preserved an exit for herself.
Tho explanation ia now at hand iu the
shape ol a prnctocul signed hy Russian and
Chinese Comuiiaaiouera,and an arrangement
supplementary to thia between tho Chinese
'Iovernment and the Russian Minister at
Pekin. Tho ilussiuu maps, it was alleged,
were not quite satisfactory as to the boundary, aud as it waa desirable that no doubt
should exist on the subject it was proposed
to Cnina tbat a Comniiaaiou to investigate
the boundary should be appointed. Aa no
question had arisen ill the 25 years ol the
existence of the Troaty of Pekin, it was not
quite clear iu what respect the appointment
of a Commission was required. Nevertheless, lor some quite inexplicable reosuit,
Chiua agreed, ou the representations of
lluaaia, tn appoint a ('iiininisaioner, aud despatched a .r« rlnin Wu Ta i'-i, into northern
Manchuria iu that capacity. Sume trifling
alterations of no importance whatever to
either party were made In the frontier ; but
iu the pi-oetneoi signed by the C-onunisstnners
appeared a paragraph which might have
shown the Chinese at mice the object of the
curious ami apparently unnecessary* proposal by Russia. It waa agreed that arrangements lor the navigation of the 'Tiumeu river
should lie entered into by the two IJnvern-
menls ut n aiibaeqileiit period. The rivel
and its navigation had nothing to do with
the frontier. It ia a purrly Chiueae stream
from il. source to ita mouth, uxcept for the
seven miles on the north of its estuary which
w. re iu .de Kussiau by the treaty of Pekin of
I81XI. Hussia had nu claim whatever to
navigate it, and un one denied the sole nint
absolui'- right ••! the Ciiuiese to do so. Yet
China, bv her (iiiitiutaaioucr, whose duty
did lint extend to any arrangements conceited w itii this livei, agreed to negutiate tor
what was her absnliito right with another
Power which had no more alalia to the lutvi.
gallon oi ibe stream than it has tu lhat nl
the ti rand Canal. It is not strange I hut nu
ignorant official in a remote region should
make an orror in geography, or with regard
to the rights nf his country, hut it is passing
strange that Ids government should rntlfv uu
arrangement ill which suoh all error appear..
But thia ia what the Chinese did, and when
the protocol waa ratified, the Kussiau Miu
ister nt Pekin took up the hull where the
Commissioner left it, and niinotiuced that he
was ready to negotiate the arruiigcment
respecting the navigation of the '('lumen. This was as if when two strangers
met iu the street one offered to negotiate
with the otlier au arrangement for the ilivia*
iou of the coin which the latter had in hia
pocket, and his right to wliich had never
been questioned. The Chinese Government,
possibly urged thereto by the Commissioner
Wu, negotiated, witli a result which has
only become known within the last few days.
In fiUme tho Tiumeu is to be navigated by
veasela under the Chinese, Corean, ami
Kussiau flags, and by no others. Thia is the
arrangement practically with regard to the
Amoor, which is partly a Chinese and partly
a Kussiau river; but the Tiumeu is wholly
Chinese, and tho latter had the power either
to navigate it themselves or to permit other
vessels to do ao, if for any reason they saw fit
Sow, however, they deprive themselvesof
thia right, and they acknowledge 'bat Of
Ril.sian vessels to ascend and ilescoml the
river at will. No price ia paid for thia concession in any shape or form. China could
navigate the rivers without any such
arrangement as thia; she could do much
moro, for she could prevent otlier vessels
from navigating It; or she could authorize^
theni to dn it; now, she deprives herselt of
both these righta, and her ouly remaining
right to uavigate her own liver actually
rests on a convention with a foreign fawn.
Circumstances may well arise in which this
convention would prove exceedingly em
harrassing to China. A reliellion or war
may arise in Manchuria, when it would ie
desirable to charter foreign ships to take
supplies or war material up this river; a
famine, again,   mat afflict thia   regiou, aa it
has done befoie, and it may I*.   uvceaeaiy to I
aeod food  by   ...   t, the   population ; in
neither   case-   , _n   I hiua employ s  for-igo'
vessel to navigate  tbe  'I iuuieu   without tl,.
consent of Kuasia.
It   l.   very   difficult    U   aay    why  these!
fooli-hi negotiations   mea  ever  .ounu.ucol ■
hstaHahfartitssai oeAmwrnTS o.'gi,tT,iColiMibtaStreet, New Westminster. B.C.
have la-en cleat final Mm lu.t that thu would1
bave lieen the up-hot.    Ignorance alone will I
account    for    the     transaction ,    Kusaiau |
diplomatists are at least   good geoguphei-
while the Ministers at P. kin sre   even note I
ignorant of geogrsphy thau some ri the.^ ...
London,    'the  Tiumeu   river is  a long way !
from   Pekin,   it flows   through su   ulacurc |
region, and no public attention waa direit.-l '
to the negotiations.    They weie ..nuiuieuceil,'
carried out,   and   completed witl,   .diner il '
not secrecy, slid the I lovei nmeut, busy with
otlier matters, left them  tt, Wu     At on-
period  this   individual  doe.   that Ham  to I
have felt .put.-  satisfied with bis   woik. l-ut|
no reprool   > „,,.-lion,   I'lkm, and matters: Order, Ay Mail Premtttlr atl,-i;l„l h
Went on a.   the Russian,   desired.     Not   i,y
any mean, for   tlie fiiNt   Issue m tlie bet lee
yesrs s frontrei question waa settled a. < i   -
ing to the wishes of Kuasia and t.,hei edwn-1
lage, because sbe waaalert ami well mfoimedI
while hei antagonist was supine .nd I
ignorant
THKCOMIN.i H'.AM ....EKMAS WAB.
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BOOTS and SHOES,
Slippers, Cork-Soles, Rubber Goods, Day &. Martin's Shoe
Blacking, French Dressing, Bon-Ton Polish, Nubian
Blacking, Rubber Cement,
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Wi
mny afflict thia  reflio
h. Military .'uliticn ttudj     Hy C  K.ttt ;
•cliau.    TnuisUtwt   fron   'tin:   i.t-nn-ii   tn I
John   Hill.     (War.1   and   l>owit_y.)--   'The |
utterance** of the French daily prm <m  the
relit-ii'-i'-i of ftOmtm ta ■.■r-ri.i_.uy in  ttill   •it
liatrutl.       Such |t tin* Ojjeniiiij of   tin**-    roty
retnarkiil.le work, which tii-nt of all d«aU iu
it   manner *-<*ii_ll*-    muterly ami   unpreju
diced with the Kmirli rMMM literature aud
the   retvnrhe   army.      C'done.   Koetti.luu
writei with iiiDgulur uulm, mid at  MM   > a*
gages tbe .*■> uipathy ol   the   monat   hy   hia
thoroughly judicial ao*4 evidently   impartial
spirit of investigation,    be de«U with   the
Y rench Koldier, the officer,  the   mode of   to*
cruitiug, the orgiiui-tatii'ii   ud   titsLriii .ion
puruued in the unuv  ot   the   Kepuhltc,   thn
rftutl   aud uoiiinian.U, the cavalry,   and   especially the horse**,,   the   artilU-i'y.  tb«   **n
gineer*. and fortiHcutioiis.   the xanitury n-r-
viceii, the question ot transport,military telegraphs,   the   aerostatic service strategy.ai.d,
indeed, with every detail, evincing through
out   Id*,   intimate   acquaintance   with   the
whole.    He does,   we think,   sluioat   imuu
thau jimtiue to the undoubtedly   fine   qualities of tht; Frenchman regarded as a holdier ;
but be  does  not  forget  to remind us tbat
"the French soldier is instructed tbat he uo
longer haa any <>ud or   King, nnd is thereby
deprived of  important, yea,   imlispciiaihle,
incentives to  order in an army.'       Iudeed,
4 o Loud KoetUchauHgeoeial nit***) vaticm-* on
dihcipliut- are worthy of   all   consideration,
showing that he is himself  a   deep   thinker
and that be reason** accurately from hi-, owu
correct observation* of   actual facta.     He
points   nut,   iu   criticising   the   author   of
uAvajdla ISattulh,"   tbat the  idea   of   thc
acboot battalions is very different iu pructice
from what it appears on paper,  and   rightly
remarks, deuliug with this fascinating   idea
to make all Frenchmen absolutely   s-mlieri*,
"that the precocity of childhood  would   In
morbidly inci eased by it, which has u   very
deleterious effect on the   bodily and riu-ntiil
faculties of a nation.    They first," he  adds,
"would mix earnest with  their play,   and,
later ou, play  with  their   earnest.'     The
composition of this passage,  owing   to   tha
difficulty    of    the   .jerinan,   is   somewhat
faulty, perhaps, but tbe idea is amiable, nnd
its truth convincing.    He does   full   justice
to the French cavalry, but  while   allowing
that  France  may   have   :t,_O0,000   horses,
points out that there is only a comparatively
limited   number   really  canahle   of   active
service.    The artillery is very carefully otto*
hide red.    It is adinitti-d that this arm   has
beeu good and prominent since  the end   of
the last century because the French artillery
officers did not emigrate after the   l.evolu
tion.      (.eii.-rutly   he   closely   follows    uul
luminously  comment**,  on  tbe now   fainoii-
IkioU ".fc-i/i/ /" Ht'tailtr," and In a   most in
te renting section of this work be  tin-roughly
reviews the strategic lines on the  frontier of
Frnnct and the different   roadu  of   alvaiu:
into French temtniy from * Iermauy.    Very
carefully i    too,    does    Colonel   Knot tne ban
review the military state of the  Fatherland,
and he does uot forget to indicate tliei*olidi<i*
ity of (iermauy notwithstanding tbe seething
aud frothing up of sundry   democratic   dements, while he   points  out  indirectly   but
clearly the peril to order in the  world   that
must follow iu   the   event   of   the   French
achieving alt-solute   military   success   under
such an ultra*Republic as that   now   established.    The chapter entitled   "The   Politi
cat Position of < lei many   ami   France   with
li* gard to other States" is one of   veiy   absorbing interest, dealing as it does -villi   rhe
momentous question, "Is it piohaMu tbat the
war if it break out wil!  again   be localised ."
The author, after speaking of the attempted
subversion of Momrchy,    remarks,     "Tbe
Mouarchial form oi government, that mightiest Ot all dams   against  tbe   red   Hoods   ot
chaos, is exposed to attempts in tbat   sense
everywhere, although in most countries it is
brought into harmony with modern ideas by
a  wise   contraction     ot     its   full   powers.
The French  Republic,   which  inclines more
and moro to substitute the red  international
flag for its owu tiico|.>r. constitutes asciiou*
danger for the   dynasties   of   till   countries,
while the Imperial tierman people in aunt ia
rncoguiaed as the mightiest bulwark agaiuit
tbe anarchist   movements   tbre.iu-uing   all
civilised Stat"*-."    These   words are   surely
Eregnant with very serious matter for re
ection by all who* would uphold itfdw nnd
law, and avert the toil ilfiMtfral i' * luge
wliich might well follow Fundi l.c--nl..ii an
victories on an extemb-d aoftlfl hi Kuinpp
We In. i- but taken at random fl uw Mw-ptl
t trom this important book. It i- N Wirfc ivg
ularly built up on a plan like a -.i..blciu iu
i Kuclid, ami practically include*, all thai can
well bo aaid on the present strai 1 ulations
of (oTinany aud Fr*-mc   trom  lhe   military
view point-    Throughout wepQst mv  thnt
the authot lias been   studioB J  guarded    iu
hin uUii nallona on the KrerAir.ny, ami tie
moat assuredly    rather   owMkintslea   than
nndaroatiinam its powers.   Is dp instance
can we delect u touch ol    ifa:i< < i m- n<*- ■
of mere hoastfulucss.     < '.uonel   koett*>cluui
writes as grimly as Cromwell hiniselt   might I itlhl
| bave written had he been :o.ked to   put   cn j
paper hia opinion Of the quality of  huperts
ltest horsemanship.    Throughout   the whole ;
work, when   the  soldier   pure   and   simple:
comes to the surface in the author, we   per |
reive the gleam
Of that stern joy which warriora feel
In foemon worthy of their steel.
Iu other passages, especially  those   relative |
to tbe Cierman nation and its   international
affair.-. Colonel Koettschau gives wise coun   |
selto his country uieu, .uul geueral ly   write*,,
in a spirit of   statesmanship,   which   shows j
that he has studied politics uearly as closely '
as he has hia own professiou.    Iu conclusion,
we need only add that, from many practical i
points nf view sutficieutly obvious,   this   is I
the beat book for all who wish to arrive at a ■
clear and correct understanding of the  true I
military relations of   France and Wennany
ami at as close au   estimate of  the   relativ.
strength of both ns can bu put on paper.
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The Telephone Office is boated in the House, giving {-nests the
■.'lvaiitage of speaking with friends al either New Westminster, Hastings, or Vancouver.
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R.   B.   KELLY,
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Iin announcing <hal the House is now completed with every cou-
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SATURDAY A**KII. ->. 1W.7
THK WEEK'S NEWS
HOME.
The wreck of tbe Mexico ou the
rocks iu the galf near Mayne Island
wai evidently caused by making too
ur-ch haute in tbe dark. In nairow
less fringed witb shoals the ship that
goes at full speed is very apt to go to
pieces.
The local Government have rf.lui-.nl
the grant to the Royal Uoliiinl.ii
Hoapital hy $1,000. That is Rotuon's
work, an emphatic protest against the
election of Capt. Bole. The whip is a
tbing in which the Rohaon Government
have trust.
Preparations to build the jubilee
hospital in Victoria are well under
weigh. At a meeting on Friday i~',-
000 was subacrilied.
The Esquimalt graving dock is tin
lilted ; it cost $900,000, and the critics
ssy it ii well done.
Od Tueiday Thos Scurry a section
foreman ou the railroad near Donald
wai killed. He was in a deep snow
cut repairing the track when he saw
the work train backing towards him ;
he tried to climb the bank, but the
snow gave way, and he was crushed by
the wheels.
On Tuesday in the local Legislature
Mr. Heaven moved a motion of want
of i-uiiii'l.'iice in the following words
"Whereas the honorable the Attorney-
(ii'iicral and Pn-uii- r has informed the
House that it is his intention to have
five ministers in his cabinet; and
whereas the tIovernment as announced
by the Premier consists only of* three
members; resolved, that a respectful
address be presented to his honor the
Lieutenant Governor, informing him
that the House must respectfully decline to transact anything but formal
or ordinary and unopposed business,
until the cabinet is fully formed and
announced. In making the motion be
submitted that 'there is no Oovernment.' The Premier failing to name
hit* Government, practically admitted
liis failure to form one, antl therefore
it is not constitutional for the Hoaseto
proceed to the order of the day." By
a vote of 15 to 8 the Oovernment wan
sustained.
The Fraser river Oable Mining Com
pany, eleven miles above Lillooet, commenced work last week. They take
the water out of the creeks anil over
the river in pipes impended from a
cable. This .ystem will eucnuragp
mining iu that district.
The farmers round Lillooet are bus.
with the plough and seed sowing.
The local Legislature was prorouged
on Thursday, and the Ministry can
retire to appoptiate tb*. $1,000,000
loan. Of these petty foggera it is true
to i_y the $1,000,000 will keep them
all in clover for a year. The Island
may get a part of it, and Lillooet a
little, but Ouwichan is played out.
New Westminster district will be
treated like a slave because John Rob
son is full of spite. The proceedings
in the late Legislature prove clearly
that the majority ought not to rule.
Fifteen of our local legislators are
audacious tyrant..
sutistantial fortifications." Mr. Picton
followed in a child like strain; his
"cheerful reliance upon the good will
of foreign nations and oui own
esteemed volunteers" wai—amusing.
A telegram received in London on
the 4t_.ii.it. (eye:—"The Ameei ai a
precaution against a Gbilsai rising encouraged by Russia, ha. summoned all
the head men to meet at Cabul ou the
day wben it is expected the revolt will
break out afresh. Russia continues to
plot on the borders of India but—tin-re's
a good time coming. The next European war will cure that power of a
deaign to meddlle with our Indian
Empire."
The weekly return* of revenue ami
expenditure brought down in the end
of March show to what extent the
Budget estimate of last year haa been
exceeded. The total received up to
the 12th of march was £95,103,38*) as
against £83,652,156 received down to
the corresponding week last year. Tbe
revenue from customs for the year wsi
£19.700,000. There is a serious
falling off in the receipts for excite due
mainly to the diminished consumption
of spirits and beer.
WAY.
fHF. CANADIAN PACIFIC RAIL.js-.lves very unpopular and may suffer in
UNITED STATES.
consequence.
UNITED   KINGDOM.
Lord Saliibury and the new Chief
Secretary for Ireland wish to deal with
the land question first, but the Irish
Tories insist on coercion first, and
threaten the Government with a bolt.
Mr. Henry Chaplin, addressing a
Conservative meeting at Blackpool on
Wednesday, said he believed the alliance between Gladstone and Parnell
was not likely to last much longer.
'Ibe new Chief Secretary for Ireland
created a sensation in the House by
saying : " We propose to abolish trial
by jury altogether." This was followed
by a roar of laughter from the Irish, and
cries of " Keep it up," " Don't stop."
Everyone was astounded —the Speaker
did not interfere because he saw in an
instant that the Irish were so excited as
to be beyond control and he was not
willing to provoke a conflict which
could only have resulted in the suspension of the front opposition bench.
Lord Randolph Churchill is jealous
of his wife because somebody told him
lhat the eldest son of the Prince of
Wales, Albert Victor, is infatuated with
her. And now, she'll be famous for
ever.
Jervaux Abbey and the adjoining
estate of the Marquis of Ailesbury, containing 10,000 acres and yielding an
annual rental of ^11,675, was sold last
week to Mr. Cunliffe Lister of Bradford for ^310,000. He is a member
of one of the oldest Yorkshire families,
but he made his vast fortune as a col-
ton spinner,
A telegram from St. Petersburg on
the 1st inst. says : "Three students of
the university were arrested in the
Newsky Prospect and searched. The
prisoners acknowledged themselves to
be members of a secret criminal society.
The bombs found in theu possession 1
were charged with dynamite and little |
shells, the latter filled with strychine."
Ibe Czar of all the Russian is a very
unhappy man.
Two life-saving guns were tested at
Tilbury dock on Monday. One is a
shoulder gun, which throws a line 160
yards long with unerring accuracy, and
the other is a 3J inch brass gun
mounted on a carriage, and it .hrowK
the line witb surprising accuracy a
quarter of a mile. The shoulder gun
mav be used in case of fire for estab
lisbing communication for saving life.
General Hani ley who is one of the
ablest soldiers in the House of Com
inons says "our great commercial ports
are unprotected. He referred to the
great value of submarine mines and
torped.es and urged  the  necessity of
The hotel Del Monte at Monteray,
Cal., was burned to the ground on Friday night, It was the property of the
Southern Pacilic Railway Company
and cost $350,000. All the guests were
saved, but a few that waited to save
money or jewels had narrow escapes.
The circumstantial evidence is very
strong against an incendiary unknown.
Ibe water pipes were tampered with
and the fire was noticed in two places
before the alarm was given.
S. M. Hall, a correspondent of the
Seattle Intelligencer, walked into the
office of the Tacoma News at 2 o'clock
on the 31st ult., and said to editor
Harcourt, " I am going to shoot you,
and if you have any preparation to
make, 60 it at once." He then pulled
out his pistol and like a coward, aimed
at the man's breast, and fired. The
course of the bullet was changed by a
piece of metal in Harcourt's neck-tie,
he escaped, but a reporter named Boise
was shot through the hand. Hall was
let out on bail, but he deserves to be
hanged. A deliberate attempt at murder can not be excused.
James Spafford of Slaughterville
River Valley, is now in jail at Seattle,
charged with the murder ol his wife.
He compelled her to swallow a large
quantity of gravel, and dosed her with
carbolic acid and ammonia. There is
no doubt he killed the woman in the
most inhuman manner. Is it not a
mistake that such an animal as Spafford
is called a man? He must be very like
a crocodile.
Dennis O'Donohue has been appointed Her Hajesty's consul for the
port of San Francisco. He has filled
the position of British representative at
Buffalo, New York, New Orleans, and
Baltimore, and has proved himself to
be a most efficient deputy.
The Oregonian says, " Armour the
great pork packer of Chicago will put
up at once four cotton seed mills. The
oil will be pressed from the seed and
turned into lard. To make the stuff
will cost but a trifle and the profits wilt
be immense."
Ibe genius of the age influenced by
the almighty dollar will surely destroy
the whole human family. In this age
any knave may sell poison labeled
" butter " or "lard."
General Sherman in a letter to General Beem says, " One thing you may
put down as certain. I will not be a
candidate for the office of President;
the office is a thankless one with little
honor or profit. I am, of course, proud
of the love and affei-.ion of the old
Union soldiers and with thai secure, 1^
am content."
"General Francis Dan has discovered in San Francisco, a notorious
criminal who disappeared from New
York several years ago, and is now a
millionaire, a railroad director, in tact,
' a self-made man.' It is expected that
a full development of the case will
make one of the greatest sensations ever
witnessed in San Francisco." Is it
possible that the millionaire cannot secure silence ? There will be no exposure ; money is a shield, and it will save
the burglar who is a railroad director,
THK BISHOP OV NK..'   WESTMINSTER
IN UlNDON.
He road a paper before the Colouial Insti-
sute, from which we take tho following:—
" Thn British Colombia Government has
never distinguished itself for broad statesmanship. Isolated as the Province has been
with regard to the rest of ('auada, it was
perhaps soarcely unnatural that Its political
system should borrow too many of the feature, of the system prevailing- across the
lioiinilui-y line. ,
" Politics are a profession, that i, to say,
by which men live r and political acts, aa
well as political speeches, have occasionally
a very definite nhject, which ia certainly not
the progress and welfare of the .country.
Public works, therefore, such as roads and
bridges, are notalwsys entered upon, because
they are neeil.nl, ur Where they are most
needed, bnt are frequently the result of political arrangement. And theso acknowledgments are sometimes made even antecedently to the support. Time will probably
do something tn remedy this by increasing
the electorate, and enlarging the ohoiee of
representatives. At present but very lew
of the better educated men can be prevailed
upon to offer themselves for nomination.
still another remedy will be fouud, perhaps,
in the influx of capital, which will not only
do much of the work itself, bnt will also be
able to bring irresistible influence to bear
upon the (Iovernment."
OVf.BWORKKD.
"My husband strained himself with overwork, causing a large swelliug in the groin.
He suffered .great agony, which doctors
failed to relieve'; he cuulil not eat nor sleep.
B. B. B. quickly cured him. He says lie
never had Hitch quick relief-in his, life."
Extract from a letter from Mrs. George
Bosk, (.'ooksrille, Out.
ttr For artistic monumental work ripply to
George kludge, "Victoria   Marble  Works,
Douglas  Street, Victoria.
agent, New Westminster.
C.   p. Monak
This great undertaking which we
bave been regarding for so many years
as the mean* of opening for us an era
of unalloyed prosperity by connecting
us with our brethren at the east and
affording us an easy exchange of our
products over the whole of our own
province at least, has so far failed in its
mission. It may be said that this was
no tault of the company as they have
exerted themselves to the utmost and
have achieved wonders, in contending
with the most unparalleled obstructions.
We must object to such a conclusion
and we can show very conclusively that
most of their difficulties have been of
their own seeking and so far from feeling any gratitude to them we have
every reason to complain. It must be
remembered that we have made very
great sacrifices in order to secure this
connection. We have given millions
of acres of land much of it that will be
extremely valuable, and we have given
millions of money in the shape of heavy
duties on almost every article we consumed to assist in paying for it. Our
progress has been retarded first by an
extraordinary privilege accorded to the
company by which they prohibited the
construction of branch railways to the
international boundary, and next by
the exaction of absurdly high rates of
freight and passage in the Province
itself. By the adoption of the Selkirk
route, they have left us almost without
any communication with the outer
world for nearly a month and our
papers and letters more than a month
old come dribbling to us by ones, twos
and threes as they may find it convenient. Had the company followed the
survey as adopted by Mr. Sandford
Fleming via the Tete Jaune Cache,
much of the obstruction and delay
would have been avoided, and much
loss to our people would have betri
saved. It suited the company to make
a great parade of their facilities,; (tnd
with this object they absolutely carriukl
a great deal of freight for nothing, while
our own Province was mulct to assist
in carrying out this very clever scheme.
The company was chartered to adopt
Port Moody as the terminus, but in
order to make money by creating
another, they ride rough shod 6yer our
people, expropriate their land, break
their agreements with our local Government, and then defy our sapient minis
ters by point blank refusing to pay the
penalty forfeited by their non-compliance with their contract. Probably the
most atrocious part of the business, is
the constructing of the branch or extension to their city of Vancouver when
they had no right to do so by any construction or reading of their charter or
the railway act, and forcing their way
through the property of law abiding citizens without paying for right of way or
damages caused by this shameful proceeding. There can be no doubt that
this company have determined to do
what they please in this Province regardless of law or justice, but they may
find that in their overweening conceit
they have made a mistake. Our peo-
pie so long isolated, were glad to accept
the railway almost at any price, but
they begin now to find that they bave
prid too dear for their whistle. They
were prepared to submit to a great deal,
but the company has grossly exceeded
any reasonabi.* limit, that a feeling of
antagonism is beginning to grow and
increase in British Columbia, that may
culminate very much to the detriment
of the company and may render their
position here anything but a profitable
one. The small profit obtained from
the sale of lots ai Vancouver will never
pay them for the loss of prestige which
that ill-starred speculation has created.
From this time out the fostering and
booming of Vancouver will be.looked
upon with aversion and disgust and the
company will be regarded as merely
speculating adventurers. We need not
point to the increasing popularity of the
Northern Pacific Railway to show that
our people can find an alternative route
for passengers and freight, and that
such will be adopted tbere cannot tn. a
doubt. Any enterprise in the shape of
trans-Pacific steamers will be avoided
because equal facilities will be offered
by the Northern Pacific company from
Tacoma. To show the smallness ol
the Canadian Pacific company, we have
only to point to the five bits taken
from every passenger coming to this
city from the east, although they bargained to treat this branch as a portion
of the main line and exacted every cent
promised to them by our citizens.
What the object of the company can be
in acting so strangely, we ate not in a
position to say. It may be that they
desire to get from under their agreement with the Canadian- Government,
by forcing the people to insist on the
line being taken over. But they forget
that quite a number of people may play
the same game, and that the company
may be the losers. The fact is undoubted that  they  have made them.
FORKIGN AFFAIRS.
If anyone thinks judging  from the
sayings of Emperor William, the Czar,
tinue to advance in hordes only to be
destroyed by tbe defender! uf the land
they covet. KusVia has no friends. If
any one pretends to seek her friendship,
it is some weakling wbo desires to have
a big bully to belp him tu fight his
battles.    Il France could be induced to
disabling the Muscovite. But Alsace. I
Lorraine are in the way, and nothing I
can be done 1 il 1 the ownership tit these '
two provt*_CCI is sctlled.
WltVAUE WE  t'Ol.lET.'KS*
We know that among the miihllb-afted and
sober-iniiide.t su idea is prciulent tliat in.-n-
dirts ure les. culpable thrill girl-coquettes.
Prima fork, there ii plausibility iu such a
notion, siuce it proptiMii. for women a higher
mural "ale. ami, by iiii-iiiiriti.nl at lesst,
endows li.'l with a |hii. i t nil. ; Imt oil closer
view tlie position i. untenable. Woman
are by uttere more '-iiiolioiiiil than their
stronger brothei-s, suit in common justice st
any rate, by way of apology and extenuation,
a wider latitude in giving expression to such
teelings ought to be sccor.le.l to them. Hut
we know thnt such is not the case. 'I'he
weak young man with his wnuhl-be hu 1
affairs isat the worst looked ni»,u with
tolerant contempt; wl ile the weak yntinn
women with  hor  studied   ci.ijtietries is re
£_.(-.!. .1     witl.   ui,i. _■-_)   <li-_.|i{>r,,v ;,!        XI... i.
nli unsatisfactory . oung   lady ; by all moans
let "my sons" avoid her. slid 011 no  sccount
permit "my   daughter tu  come within tho
range of her eontuiiiiuating influence,    'lhat
is right   enough ;   and yet ''my   hiui-," not
being the   very pink   nf itintily   perfection,
have an   unwise   predilection   for her ; sud
"iny daughters," for all thoy look so modest
and speak of her as "thst du-udfiil .-.realm-.-,"
secretly envy, and, at a respectful distance,
try to   imitate her.    But  if there   were uo
men-flirt-,   girl-flirt*   would   be   unknown.
Theoretically, men hnld cmjuettaa iu ib-tosta
tion.      ITiifotttinately,   hi this   work-a-day
Id, theory and   practice   are eery  often
of harmony, anil, ns wo satna-tlfDM nee.
above our oreeds, so sometimes we lull b.-li,w
Umiii.    It isiuen who siuk 1110-L  frequently
below their   cherished theory ;   for,   though
the fact may be disputed, it is the coquettes
who absorb   the lion-share   of their  admiration.    Wo  do not ttpouk  here of   the old
campaigner*   who have  had their   tliilg, and
have outgrown the piquant charms of uirlish
wilii.-*, but of thu young men who   have  still
to leai 11 by dire intporience that the tlu-aldoni
ot two blue   eyeri may he a   cruel thraldom,
and la belle damr sans mere/ a fickle   unstress.
Thuy may   not love theie   capricious   flirts
with the best luve of which they urecupsble
they may not respect tliein ;  but  they   like
them and   admire them, and talk   to them,
and flirt with them,   and "iir.n lo love theni.
Ih such au   admiration   worth the  having?
l',-ilia|i- not.    But a woman ■ nature, which
•raves love so iutciiKcly, if the real  thing be
denied her, Hnds some solace iu iti*   In .lliaut
semblance.    Paste diamonds willsuiuetinios
serve tin-   pui'ioaes ol the pure   gem.    The
homage uiiu admiration  uf the many cannot
atone   to her   for shut love,    but to  some
degree they will bring alleviation.    A  crust
is  better than  110   bread.    To   hoiiki   men,
notoriety is so   uecesnary  tliat   they would
rather   he   notorious   hy   evil   doing   than
languish in obscurity, mediocre and unknown.
By women,   who arc   too   often   vain and
worl
out <
or any ofthe European  statesmen who' hake lmnd,  wllh (^nmim.   she woul(j
have expressed themselves on the sub- join the rest of Euro|)e in ^    „.     anJ ,
ject, lhat peace is secure, he grossly de-' m^^k^k^^^m^m
ceives himself.    'I'he immense loss., to
business, the cessation of all enterprise,
the ruin to large  numbers of |«ersons
who are dependent on money invested,
and in consequence of war rumors, are
suddenly  reduced to poverty, the absence of employment  for the artizan
and laboring classes  and the general
dislocation  of   everything  connected
with trade,  rendeis  war repulsive to
every well-wisher to the human race.
But  necessitas nan l/abet legem ■ Hover-
eigns are little more than the hall and
cross on the top of the spire ; they are
carrieo along with the movement of the
structure on which they they are placed.
A tendency having too much inclination ii> tome direction op|>ot_.d to sound
policy—as  for   instance,   Socialism
must have  a  check:   no question of
sufficient iin-iortance,   at home, can be
found to divert  the iieople from their
penchant, then a   foreign   war must  be
commenced.    It is true, that, occasionally, the  pre|iaiatiiui  and the threat,
produces the requisite change in the
body politic,  but that is rare,  and impossible  in the present  day.    France,
Germany,  Austria,   Hungary, • Russia,
Turkey,   Roumania,   Bulgaria,   Servia,
Holland, Belgium. Italy, Norway, Sweden and Denmark, have all laid out immense sums  in war  material, thai will
be obsolete and useless in a few years.
They have created great national debts
in making   .irmies and navies, and the
knowledge  that  all this  sacrifice was
made for nothing, and that the nations
must now turn to work to pay for it, is
somethingso highly disagreeable thnt few
governments   could   survive   the   announcement to the people, setting aside
the danger to society from disbanded
soldiers, ready to do anything but work
for* living.    We feel  convinced that
the time has arrived for a great struggle
which   is   requisite   to  produce   that
change iu the world's existence necessary, no doubt, for its health and welfare.    It  is quite  natural that no one-
likes to begin,  because he does  not
know what  advantage might be taken
of  his   action   by  other   powers,   all
armed arid  ready to attack' somebody-
who is of enough  imjxirtance to secure
territory or influence by his destruction.
Thus every |)ower is resting on its arms,
waiting for the bugle call; meanwhile
diplomacy is being worked to its utmost
capacity; pour parlers and despatches
are flying ih all directions and slates-
men must be strained, bodily and mentally, to the utmost.      Everyone,   of
course, insists that his warlike preparations were only made from this or that
unimportant reason, bul that, he is desirous, and in fact,  will insist upon the
maintenance  of peace and a general
disarmament;  to   which   all   the  rest
agree, perfectly aware that the following
week or two, may see th .111 all engaged
in  deadly strife,    Perhaps  Russia has
more cause to go to war than any other
nation.    The people are cruelly treated
and kept in order, only, by the most
harsh and tyrannous government.    If
we look for the reason of such serfdom
without the name, we can easily find it
in the immense stretches   of  barren
country that  will  not  produce enough
to afford the most easily satisfied -x:as-
ant   with   the   means   of subsistence,
The   Russian   peasant   is ill-clad,   ill-
housed, half-starved, and wholly uneducated, consequently without enthusia>m,
or even  pauictism tu any extent.    He
knows that  Just on the borders of lhe
miserable  country he inhabits, lie the
rich pastures  and agreeable climate ol
Roumania, Bulgaria,  Turkey and  the
whole  Balkan  peninsula.     Ibe desire
for the conquest of these countries, is
part of his religion ; he dreams by day
and night of the sunny skies and fertile
fields around the  Bosphorus, and he is
ready to risk life itself in the conquest.
If the Golden Horn could be reached,
Nihilism would disappear.    Wlien despair and desperation have seized upon
men,  from  the effects of poverty and
destitution, they are ready for any Teck-
less adventure.    The Czar is perfectly
aware of all  this  and he knows the
longer he restrains the desire of the
people   for   war   and   conquest,    the
greater is the danger to -himself; but,
(KSTABI-LSHED 1862.)
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RBPRMBST:
Mcssiv. Rosriilhnl, WMler A (
counterfeit,   ia unduly  |.n/i.l.    Thay   have
unbdI'd tin* reality ;   hut  while   thuy   clutch
the shadow,    it is po-jidhle to  deceive others
at to their real loss ; for here truth and false-
hood uiu ho deftly mingled that   dreams will
oatet for renl'tien,   aud renlitier.   for rinmM
It ii something to know   one's uelf enviable,
only  by reputation.    Suoh misplaced   .-nvy
enn  urart'i'ly fail to fill tin m with scorn an.l
wonder and  bceret bitterness ; and   yut, bu-
ouiio* human   nngm-tittm   u no potent, they
are tempted to fancy thut after till   there in
something   in it.    And if the   young men of
their acquaintance, young men   who are for
the most   part cynical or   frivolous,   prcfer
paide jewel*',   who can lilmm*   tliein that, instead of striving to bu wterling diamonds, iu
loftiest   aim tbey   scarcely   war   beyond a
polished   imitation ?   Naturally,   men turn
to women   for the chief   pleasure of   their
leisure hours, looking to them to soothe and
soften and to render pie..*-ant a t horny  way ;
but it is uot to the women who have  chosen
to become the rivals that they care  to turn.
Much women   may instruct, but   our gilded
youth do not wish to be   instructed.      What
they de.iii'e   iu to be  eutcrtuincd ; and  here
the fair   coquette will serve   their purpose.
The woman   who   has   made   it   her cue to
please ia never dull;   ber   high eat   aim is to
give pleasure, and because sbe is  content tn
spare neither time   ner paius, she   will succeed.    Consequently, ot   these two   classes,
there is no doubt wnich j*. the more pleasing
to creation's lords.    The generality   of utel
tli.'n- ur.'   of courtH   in -my    hnnorahhi e.v-
uepttoiiR— lihve a   strong  prejudice,   almost ,
amounting   to   antipathy,    again-t   learned I
women.    They feel theii' owu domain   to In* '
Invaded; their   oldest   and   most   cheriscil
principles to bo violated ;   ind though   they
are too valiant to acknowledge awe, the un
uoQif or table   suspicion   that   they   may   be
some day   railed   tenon   to   vindicate   their
superiority, is   displessing  to them     Theii
cause is good, and th-»y have no fear for theii
inherited  laurels;   but   long   inacLion   has
1 initio the m    indolent, aud eiibe   isa pleasant
thing, and they would   rather go ou   in the
good old days.   It hit hard, ufter g< ne rations
ol undisputed sovereignty, that a light for it
ihonhi lie   ii-iuotely   po- .-ddv.     Women, aay
the  so-called lords,   are very cJianntug    Hi
their place,    if only    thev    would know th.it
plaee,   ami -keep it.    To   such   men,   and
emphatically   they   ure ninny,   the vjiincttt,
loolisbest   comiette is in noinpurisou a household deity,     lie it    ica-eiiiabte  or imt,    such
feelings tire not   iinicituml     There ii some
thing ignominious   in the thought of   being
superseded,   and by   n   woman.    The "fair
girl grsduatus" have their   own triumphs
triumphs iit-it lifi low mu   iiiKi^tiiticsnt ;  hut
er tlie   lives of meu their   triumph*   have
„ot   extended.    In  the   drawing-room,  the
despised coquett* is queenregnant, and there
the pale student, the   class-room's  glory, is
•imply nowhere.    The   coquette   knows her
[tower and revels iu it.    in   selfdefence, the
exercise of  such a   power   has been   thrust
upon her.    She is not- -or was not always
heartless.    She   knows—who hotter?—-that
this light   ti ifliug is ignoble.    Jt   ia uot the
life she would have   chosen   had the   choice
heen given her ;   but   there    is magic   iu it.
The sense  of sway is   delightful to her ; the
sweets of adnlathm, like a subtle poison, intoxicate    tbeir    victim    with   a   transient
rapture; und she   knows that while she   is
yonng aud   haa   health and   gaiety   she can
hold her own.    And afteiwardB !    But why
dream  of the   stormy   morrow ?   To-day is
fair.    Why trouble as to what the end  may
he".    In the   meantime,   she will   laugh and
flirt, and be litful and  t harming,   vivacious.
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.ISTC-TICE.
Notice   is   hereby given   that 1 intend  til
ii i.i Ite application lo (be ('Iticf (/Oininissioiiurl
of l/auds and Wm hi  for  permission to|pur|
chase two hundred acres of laud iu the Ne
WcBtminstei- l>ihtrict, described as follow-
t't'inuieueiiig nt a stake _et ou the beach "'|
Hurmid 111 let At or near the southeast corn
of   Indian   Ke.ierve,   ihenoo   following alio
line   to   the   southwest   noinet'   of lot   ' ;i,l
liienee north along west boundary til Mid lo
Wo  chains,   thence   west SO chains, theie
southerly tothe northeast corner of Ituli:
Ke-ei\o  and   along tile  eastern line of -,.t'u\
r.Pkf-1've to ti.e heach nt point  of coiiimeie'
ISAAC HEN DEMON.
Vuiicouver, I. ('. I-Vh. :., Ih.sT.
InTOTIOE.
IVEN THA 11
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VWht IN   HKKH.IY   <i
1  Intend to  make application to
Chief (yominisiionernf Latins and Works i
I'l-nniisiui- to   purchase aboul   _!00  .on-
an       ti'i ie   or  less, situated in New \W
minster   Ihstrict,   "Oroup   On*," and
scribed us follows :- Cooimeueing at a stuL-'l
.a!-.nt ..ii  chains north of  north-west cornel]
of lot 171, thence north aboutflO ohi„ then
west about 40 cbaius, thence smith iilsmt '•%
chains,   thence east  ahont 10 chains tn tl
place of commencement.
U.J. A. NlirtNKVI
I'ort Moody, li. ('., Mirch 7, 1887.
IsTOTIC-E.
he also, knOWS, that the Whole Of Europe I dreaihy, cruel, kind; she will attract and
■ ' ■'* •' '*- - ■■' -- ! repel, draw hearts to her, whose homage her
ova levity will quickly alienate ; she will be
wondered at, censured, admired, Ami per
chance hived ; but until the sun shall dawn
on that mil.now ii country where men are
constant, leal, nnd true, the land where unobtrusive kiudliucM is dearer to them than
feigned lotteries and )>ew itching art she
will Ite a coquette !—Chtnttterei.
WII K.IIG TIIK 1>.V\«RIt I.1KS.
The chief .Linger from taking cnM if   its
liability to locale upon flome internal organ,
us the l'lnga, tim pleura, the  bronchial   pa
"      Pectoral
will be arrayed against hint. He
wonts some superficially reasonable excuse for-the eomrttencentent of hostilities, but' the inexorable people of
Europe wont let him have it, and what
is he to do? If he moves, his armies
will be dfsuoyt'd, ii he stands still he is
likely to he destroyed himself. If he is
swept OUT of thfe way, the jieOple under
their own leaders will attempt the conquest, and like thirsty catt'.e near water
' which is denied to them, they wili con-
Notice if. hereby given that I intend (■
make application to the Chief (•ommissiont
of I.nui:: and Works for permis-non to putl
chase two hundred aoores nf laud in ner
Westminster district as follows:—
Commencing at a stake on the beach *•
Billiard Inlet at ot near the southeast coin*'
of lot 108, thence following ihott lim- to tl;
southwest corner of lot 400, thence nortN
along western boundary of said tot |(*f
chains, thence west to Seymour Creel
thenc*. following said week and line of Inl
193 southerly to the beach at poiut of com
umucement.
JNO. Ii. HKNDEHSON.
Vancouver, B. C, February 3rd, 1887.
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TABLES  (frown, Willi -Jfructiuus bow to grow then
where tht* best SEEDS, PI_ANT8, and BULB.
can be procured, wllh prices of each.   This book malle
free on receipt of 10 cent., and tlie 10 cents may be tli
rt   —   - _        . j, v»        j dueled (Yom the flrel order sent ua.   KTery one Intel
sages, etc.       Uagyurd n     I eotoral     l>:ilsam    erted In a garden, or who desires good, fresh peed*
!,-_.._,_»..'.. ....I Kir.-. Iru t.i. it... .-..I-,    -illt.*. <i    ir. i.    should have t bis work.   We refer to the millions wh
loosens ami hi oak* up tlie com, atiay.t   uu   i hBVp u^ 011t Bwdl(i   Buv only vick-s Sewta at Hta*
tatton nnd often prevents or barw   pulm-n  ■ ,utTte„.      jam km Vll'K, HEEDSMAN,
ary complaints. '
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SATURDAY.
.AI'UIL 9, l&>"*
UNAWARES.
We were sitting, after waltzing,
On the atuira.
lie, liefore I could ior bid it,
Stole a ro«e, ere yet 1 inisaed it,
And, aa tenderly he khtaed it,
Swiftly In his pocket hid it.
Unawares.
We were talking, after waltzing,
Ou the stairs.
I had aaid that he should rue it,
And a lecture 1 intend*-*-!,
Which I think  Iih apprehended.
I waa kissed liefore 1 knew it,
Unawares.
We were silent, after waltzing,
On the stairs.
I had stormed with angry feeling,
Hut he Hpoke love, never heeding,
Awl my eyes fell 'nenth his pleading,
Aud my depth of love revaallofc
Unawares.
—lloaton Cowries
MlSfKIXANKOUS
''Look here," aaid a man thh. morning,
going into Ui* grocer's, "thorn- eggs you Mild
tne yesUrday ware hid." 'Well, that
wasn't my fault," "Whose fault waa It,
then?11 "Blamed if 1 kuow. How should
I tell what was inside of them? I'm a
a gfrocery man ; I'm no mind reader.— HW<-
irnjoyn Critic.
One ofthe pauengera on a snow-bound
Northern Pacific tram in Montana suddenly
jumped from the coach with a yell aud
atarted up tho aide of the mountain in the
face of a driving storm, lie was punmed,
aud after a half mile chase waa captured aud
brought back with fr.iz.en face and ears. Mo
had suddenly become Insane.
"R-rr-r r." "Hello, central 1" "Hello ;
what number?" "How much is at '•hone
worth V "Telephones are not so' they
are simply rented." "I don't want to buy
one, 1 just want to know how much I would
bave to pay if mine got amashed by nome
accident. ' "Oh, I don't know ; aliout forty
dollars, 1 think. Have you a ln*t?" "No ;
I have an ax." "Hr-r-r-r."— Detroit Free
Press.
A German botanist has discovered a source
of brandy and alcohol in the poppy. It appears that the pulp which covers the poppy
seed contains saccharine matter, whicli,
after due fermentation and distillation, produces a kind of brandy of an agreeable flavor.
As this pulp has been hitherto thrown away,
the discovery, it Is said, nfford* poppy
planters an opportunity of realizing more
profit from their crops without a very great
expenditure of capital.
Joseph McLellau, an engineer on the Intercolonial Railway "of Canada, said the
other day to a friend: "HI get over this
day all right 1 shall complete my thirty
years on the road." A few minutes later be
placed an oil cau with a sharp nozzle on the
step of the engine, went to get up into the
cab, missed his footing) and in falling struck
the nozzle of the can, which penetrated the
skull behind the ear. Tn two hours he was
dead.    He was 76 years old.
By Capt. Shaw's report on the l.i.ndon
Fire Department we learn that fires in lSStt,
though below tho number for 1885, show a
substantial Increase upon the average tor
the past ten years. Without count of the
false alarms, there weru 2,149callBiu cases
which resulted in actual damage.     The en-
tin oa attached to the land stations made 32,-
32 journeys, and used ten million gallons of
water. The geueral total gives an average
of twelve calls a day, or rather more, which
had to bs auswered by a force of ,157, divided into two sections, one of 113 for day,
and the other of 244 for night duty.
While the steamer Mongkeet was taking
rice at Bangkok on Dec. '.\ a coolie, after a
day's work, took a smoke of opium, and
then crawled under a beam in tim hold.
Then he fell into a stupor, was not discovered, and the hold waa tilled, and the
hatch closed. Ten days after, at Hong
Kong, he was found, and when taken to the
upper air at once revived, and soon wait apparently well. He had been uiiconsclmiH
during the ten days, aud it fa thought that
the moist heat from the rice had kept hi.
body warm, and the clammy air in the hold
brought him into a comatose condition, from
whioh he awoke only when fresh air was admitted.
Alexander Napoleon Louis Joseph Ber
thier* Prince de Neufchatel ami frinee de
Wagram, has just died in I'.u i . The four
names were -/Wen to him by the Kmperms
Alexander and Napoleon, and by 1 .onin and
Joseph Bonaparte, the Kings of Holland aud
of Spain. ' He was the oldest sou of Berthicr,
the most diplomatic of Napoleon's Marshal*,
and of the princess Elizabeth of Havana of
the Palatine branch. The deceased I'riuei.
was born ou Sept. 11, 1810. His father represented the Kmperor of the Kreuch at the
marriage, hy proxy, of the ArcliduehesH
MariaLoui.il. lhe lute Prince was a gen
tleman  farmer  of a Oerman type.    He was
eissionately fond of agriculture and shoot-
g*
M, Steenackers, who was Post master-
General under the Tours Delegate Oovernment, and Is now a member of the Kreuch
Chamber, has taken up the cause of the
claimants to £2A,000,000, which they contend Is due them by the state. In l(17f» a
Frenchman named Thcry deposited £400,000
lu the Bank of Venice, and then died Kor
some time after his decease nobody came
forward as bis heir. Home swindlers then,
by means of forged papers, tried to get hold
of it,   but   failed.    More   than   a   century
ol  11,     mu     i nil....       «-,.-
pi.Hi.ed, wheu Bonaparte was ordered hy the
Directory to demand tho principal und in*
terest for the benefit of French subjects
They were paid tu him, and he appropriate!I
them to military uses. The statu therefore
became the debtor of the Thery family.
Authentic heirs of the depositor of the
£400,000 exist. This sum, with legal interest now comet to £25,000,000.
The terrible results of the accident on the
Vermont Central Railroad have directed
attention to the probable merits of a non-
combustible steel car now in process of construction at Boston. This car combiner
novelty of plan and materials with a new
method of beating. The details of ita construction are therefore of more than ordinary
interest. The car is to he made of malleable
steel, in the shape, approximately of a
cylinder, strengthened with concentric,
cross,   and   longitudinal   braces.     A   coin-
firessibte platform at   each end will   greatly
eh._e.ii, if not wholly   destroy, the force of a
shock from collision,   and avert   the dauger
of telescoping.    The   seats are to   be bolted
to the thick   metal floor,   as well   as to the
bottom plates  of the car,  so tbat   they will
uot be torn up and thrown around iu case of
au accident.    The clangor and re ver Iteration
to be expected from the jostling of a boiler-
liko apartment will, it is claimed, lie   amply
provided against by the lihcral use upon the
interior surface of   felt and   hair   paddings,
which, together with the   upholstery stuffs,
are to be treated   with   chemicals   t!iat will
render tbem incombustible.    The   danger of
fire is to be more   certainly averted   by the
use of hot   air purposes of heating,   and by
locating the  source of heat outside the car.
The furnace is placed beneath the ear ami in
the rear of the trucks. Air admitted through
a valve under the hood over   the platform,
will pass through pipes to the furnace, when
after being heated in the anusal manner, it
\v\\ pass up into the  car through   ordinary
registers.    Thus   constructed,   the car will
not cos-,   it is said,   more than the   wooden
cars now in use, and may coat less.    It will
{.rohably be found practicable to make it
ig liter, and it will certainly be more durable
as well M safer, than the wooden car.
Oue of tbe orders of Spain is tbe Colduu
Fleece. It should be conferred on plamU-rs
and baek-drivers.
The Trade-dollar Bill haa paaae-d. Thia'.i*
not remarkable. Any kind ol a dollar Ull
will pass in the Houae uf Kepreaeutativ.a.
There are two things iu this world that 1
can t understand—one is, that you catch a
eold without tryiug ; that if you let it run on
it stays with you ; and if you stop it, it goes
away.— Hurddte.
Great excitement was created in Ki Mice
last Saturday by litrwany expelling the
IwcicltHtag member from Alsace-l^urraioe aud
forciug him over the frontier to France. The
plucky member intends to return to Berlin
through Belgium and demand hi* scat.
A l.ondou despatch of the 2nd inst., states
that the full text of the t'oertdou Bill, now
that it baa been made public, intern* lib**, the
opposition to the measure. The Parnellites
express themselves sanguiue thst in an appeal to the couiitry the (Government will be
on rthrown.
"Don't you think," said Mrs. Keeper,
"that when Adam realized the vat-tnet-1 of
ths world into whieh be bad In-en usln*n-d
he must havo had a great ileal on hi- niiu.I?"
"Well," ronpoudtxl Mrs. .Hunt., "from the
picture I bave seen, I should any that whatever he did have ou must have been on bis
mind."   -Thf Judge.
Three persons who were concerned in the
attempt to assasaiuate the Czar by means of
bombs iu St. Petersburg, on March 13, were
hanged last Thursday morning. Twenty
more otliccn. iu various branch**- of the ner
vice have lieen arrested in couuecthm with
the attempt made against the life of the
Czar in the park of Oatchiua Palace on Saturday last.
The Duchease d'Avaray, an octogenarian
who has receutly begun life in another, aud,
let us hope, abetter world, is credited with
this tum mot: "Confess how old you are,"
sbe ono day said to oue of the mont charm-
iug of French academicians. "1 am twenty-
five three times repeated." "Then, my
dear Immortal, lam the youngest," replied
the duchease, "for 1 am only twenty—four
time.-i repeated."
A despatch from Vienua says: "On Saturday lost while the (7ar was walking ou a
terrace overlooking the lawn at Oatchiua
Palace a shot was fired from behind a bush.
The bullet whistled close to his ear, A
second shot was fired from behind another
hush, but without effect, A sentinel fired
upon tho first assassin, aud is reported to
have killed him ou the spot. The other assassin tried to escape, but was arrested. He
proved to be an officer iu the Kussiau
army.''
Her Majesty Queen Victoria arrived at
Can u en on Friday. Her Majesty drove from
the railway station tothe villa Kdleweistc
iu an open oarrage without riders, escorted
by a guard of honor, a force of mounted
gendarmes, and the Cannes fire brigade, Tho
houses alone the route were decorated with
Hags, and the people that filled the streets
enthusiastically cheered Her Majesty. The
Freuch Mediterranean squadron, which has
been ordered to Cannes, sailed with the
Queen on board.
The Dady News says the land bill introduced by Lord Oadogan tn the House of
I-fOi-de yesterday evening convicts the ministry nf tho grossest inconsistency, and entirely justifieii Parnell'.. action during the last
autumn's sesnion of Parliament. The first
thing that strikes a reader of Lord Cadogan's
speech is that,inadequate as the b'll may be,
it entirely deputises with the necessity for
coercion, or rather, it would if the necessity
existed. Balfour orgues that an illegal combination prevents tenants in Ireland from
paying their rents. Lord Cadngan formally
admits that tenants are evicted for not paying impossible rents.
Unofficisl advices received at the India
of lice state tliat the government have undoubted evidence from the native chiefs
that the Russian governor of Turkestan is
buyiug up the head men of tho tribes
throughout the north nf Afghanistan. The
work is done through native officers of
Turkestan who have entered the Russian
service. The chiefs report that the governor has secured a number of notable.-, and
that these are organizing an extensive plot
for a simultaneous rising iu Afghanistan
and the Punjab. In consequence of news
from the governor of Herat that the governor of Turkestan has ordered Iskander
Khun, with 12,000 men, to surprise Herat,
the Ameer of Afghanistan has ordered 10,-
000 men to be in readiness to re-enforce the
garrison.
The choir of a certain "orthodox" church
in New Kngland once sang Meudelssohn's
"I Wnited forthe Lord, giving it with
four voices only, as they had no chorus. Tho
start was a good one, aud everything was
going ou with a swing and a boom, when
suddenly the base failed to come in on a solo
passage when be waa positively due. The
organist played for a full bar, aud theu
turned and hissed : "What's tho matter
with you ?" Then, just as everybody was
wondering why the Kiss was behind turns
tbe singer suddenly found his voice, and
burst out in really stentorian tones; "I
waited for the Lord." The people smiled,
aud after the piece yt&a finished the organist
sought tin* singer, and said:    "Mr. A ,
your excuse was quite satisfactory."
In the House of Commons on the 1st inst.
the Hon. W, H. Smith, first lord of the
treasury, suggested that if the Irish Crimes
bill be read the first time to-night, a second
reading could be taken up Tuesday. Then
thero will be nn interval of a week between
the second reading and going into committee.
It was the imperative duty of tho Oovern-
nieut to insist on the House coming to au
early decision on thu bill. Referring to the
land bill, he said It was of vital importance
that the Ooveruinent use every effort to
make the measure a law. In the House of
Commons on the 1st inst., the Cloture was
carried hy a vote of .151 to 231, ami the
Coercion lull was read a first time. The
whips of both parties in the House of Commons are doing their utmost to secure a full
attendance. Jt is not known positively
whether Parnell will move the amendment
nf which hu has given notice. CUdstouc
nnd the Liberals will meet the Covorumcut's
motion for a second reading of the Irish
crimes act amendment bill with a hostile
amendment. The form which this shall take
has not yet been decided upon.
The local Oovernment has sent a memorial
tothe Dominion   Government asking   it to
appoint, at its earliest convenience,  at least
oue qualified, reliable and   experienced per
son to act as   public service   commissioner,
with a qualified assistant, to proceed to Asia
to collect and   study the trade   statistics of
China, Japan aud other   countries, the kind
and   amouut of trade   done, where   to aod
where from,  etc., so as to   ascertain   what
manufactures and   commercial   and agricultural products of Canada are suitable to them
and to   report   as  fully  as   possible to the
proper department at Ottawa, their report to
U- published and issued to the public at cost
price for general information.    So far as can
he ascertained the Oovernment   has not decided to act ou the auggestion, but when the
Canadian Pacilic railway steamers commence
plying no the   Pacitic probably   the request
wilt be. granted.    The authorities of the railway believe that  the Imperial Oovernment
will subsidize the proposed line  of steamer*
between   British     Columbia,    Japan     and
Australia, and   the latest   report iu   official
circles at Ottawa is to the effect  that parliament, .tt its approaching session, will also be
asked to encourage closer trade relations between Canada and the east by granting the
company a handsome amount.
Aud now comes the strange part nf the
idea which originated in the minds of the
lneal ministry—sbe public service commissioner who is to study the trade statistics
of China and Japan is—thr honorable
johs robson. As a local political! he is
played ont, but may find himself at home in
China or Japan.
Phytic In-ais tiie faith cure, because it has
the inside track.
The Chinese of California are the qovue-
cumbrrs of the toil.
It is ssid that the French hsve reason
to fear an epidemic of Krupp. —Lifr.
Mrs. Langtry says that Mr. langtry is not
dead. But what does Mrs. Langtry kuow
about it.
The face, of Pituburg ladi*r* are said to
possess a ({nod deal of beauty ; but you bave
to dig for it.
A bear hugged a Pennsylvania girl to
death the other day. The expression ou the
face »d.owed that ber cud was painless.
A Western lecturer has selected for his
subject, "A Bad Kgg." This subject ofteu
striken a lecturer unfavorably. —Nor rim uir n
lleraltl.
Hotel porter to a gentleman in the washroom : "Is yo' a giic_.t ol. de hotel, sir?"
Oeutlemau (paving $4 a day): "finest?
No : I'm a victim."
A prohibitionist speaker io Jersey city,
last week, waa so overcome by his buttle of
tea that he kept referring to "Old Hickory"
a.** "Old Chestnut."
A ballet-girl was recently arrested for
vagrancy, but uas discharged ou the testimony ot one ot her audience concerning her
visible means of support. —Life.
"Don't be a fool," _he aaid, with a snap,
to her huabaud. "Why didn't you tell me
that when I asked you to marry me?" he
replied, and silence fell upon that houae.—
\l aJiinatoH Criin:
Slu | Vour little wife made that cake
with her own dear little hand*1
He : Well uow, if my little wife will eat
tbat cake with her own dear little mouth 1
will be satisfied.
Cent ral Fn mont has a nicturesqiie pen.
In his "Memoirs," just out, he aays nf au
Indian encountered during his second ex
plot ation: "He was a good looking young
mau, and as naked as a worm."
At the opera—"I can't explain the success
of that singer." "Neither eau I." "She
sings through her nose most atrociously."
"Perhaps that if the reasou why every one
is waving a handkerchief at lier."—Frewh
Fan.
City Man "What the blazes is the matter
with that hen?" Farmei -"Nothing ; she
has just laid uu egg." City Man- "(ireat
Scott? Oue would suppose she hud laid tlie
fount lat ion for a brick block."—Boston
I 'ourier.
After debating a longtime as tothe proper
inscription to put ou the gravestone of a man
who waa blown to pieces by a powder-mill,
his friends decided on the following. "He
was a man of excellent porta."--Jiurlitvjton
Frtr Press.
Commanding officer : "Bring your company up." Captain (just taken back iuto
the army): "Well I'll go aud talk to the
boys and see if they'll come." "<ireat stars!
Where have you been since you left the
army?" "Been commanding a regiment of
militia."
Ih (to Pittsburg heiress) -"Do you kuow
MUs Wandergrift, whose father is reported
to Ih* very rich?" She (glass uud pig-iron)- -
"t>, no, indeed' The Waudergrifts do nut
belong to our set at all! They are so new,
you know ! Their money come from natural
gas."—Puck,
"Yes" said one lady to another, coming
down town on the motor from Twenty-sixth
street, "tbe bird was a lovely one, and sbe
thought everything of it; but she wanted
the breast and wings for ber hat, and so
killed it. She gave it chloroform so it would
not sutler. She cried like a baby when it
was dead."
Young mau (whispering to jeweler):
"That engagement   ring  I bought   of   you
yesterday "
"Jeweler • "What's the matter with it?
Didn't it fit?"
Youug mun (cautiously): "Sh I It
tl ip 1 n't have a chance. Oimme collar* buttons
for it."
Young Husband— "It does seem to me you
might learn   how to cook better  than that.
My mother" -Yonng   Wife—''There, tbat
will do. I refrain from learning bow to cook
on principle." "Oh, you do I thinking of me,
of course?" "No, of my son." "Son?"
"Yes; 1 don't intend he shall ever make auy
nice girl miserable, bragging about my cooking."—Onuiha  WorUl.
Messrs. Spiers and Pond, the last landlord:* of the old Cock Tavern at Temple Bar,
now demolished, have sent to Lord Tennyson one ofthe tankards used in that hostelry
with the inscription. "A pint pot neatly
graveu" (from "Will Waterproof's Lyrical
Monologue"). The Laureate has returned
his thanks iu an autograph letter, saying
that he will preserve the relic as an heirloom
in his family.
Bismarck's large consumption of brandy
during his apeeches iu the Reichstag, has
brought out tho alleged fact that he has
lieen a confirmed tippler for many years.
After the Franco-German war, when tbe
treaty nf Frankfort was to be drawn up, M.
Thiers waB In a quandary as to whom he
should send as the Representative of France.
M. Pouyer-Quertier, to-day a Senator, waa
finally hit upon, "because ne could drink as
much as the Chanoe'lor."
The death of Mine. Needham, and the sale
of lier goods ut tho Hotel Drouet, Paris,
make it plain that the lady shopped iu*
dustriously. One hundred and fifty nay and
night chemises, trimmed with Valtneieunes
ami other lace, seventy petticoats in silk,
muslin, etc., forty pain, of garters, twenty-
four corsets, two hundred lace handkerchiefs,
forty pantulous de sole nelucho, aud one
hundred and five pairs of silk stockings,
are among the items on the bill of sale.
I_ord Iddeslcigh and Lord Salisbury became close friends away back 1855, when
they wore known respectively as Sir Stafford
Northefl* and Lord Robert Cecil. When
the latt-gWfceddcd Mist. Aldorson his father
Cast httV'tl', considering tlie match
inisalUaii#sVa Tho young couple fled for
friendship *38hd advlue to the North cotes,
aud it warf-mr Stafford who nut Lord Robert
Into the wfl^ilf supporting himself aod  his
Shifts ire usually employed to help artists'
models lu difficult poaition*, aud ofteu display considerable iugentty. Roffany'a celebrated figure of the Academy Life School iu
1770 shows how the model s uplifted arm
was supported by a string from the ceitiug
as It would be now ; for instance, in Mr.
Birch's "Last Call," the falling horsetnau is
"hung in chains," suspended from the
rafters in a position he could not otherwise
assume. "The Headlong Fall of Loclfer"
has, ere now, heen painted with the model
standing in a suitable attitude on a mirror,
the necessary appearance of foreshortening
lieing obtained from the reflection. "Young
Bacchus" has been kept vivacious and laughing for hours by an assistant shooting sweetmeats Into his open mouth, while an expression of wondering and complacent admiration has beeu planted on "G-laU-aV
faoe by tbe simple expedient of placing a
looking-glass for her to gaze into.
In Paris, a reigning social sensation is a
series of negro balls. They are under the
patronage of several ladies of noble blood
irom Zanzibar and Kthiopia. The dark*
hued contingent of Parisian society is a
numerous one, and contain* many families
of rank and wealth. The supposition is that
only persons of negro blood is Invited. As
a matter of fact, however, nearly half of the
guests are white. But all such have to stain
their faces black for the time being. The***
disguised revelers are persons of the best
standing In French society. Indeed, par-
aonages nu less than Priuce Waldemar and
his bride, Amelia d'Orleans, attended the
first of the series. Their faces were stalued
a rich brown, so that they looked like rather
dark   quadroons.    Several   cavaliers of the
Due de Moray's ■*»••  att*>ud nil   th-*>***> gat In***.
Ings, with their hands aud   faces dyed, and
with wool nigs over their natural hair.
A HKS WHO IVKNTOUt ON  fTRlKK
Tothe   editor  of   the    Taan^rtyt.*    Iu
 jIsTOTIOB !
Tothe   editor  of  the    Tauns -rn/:    In  a    v ,,||, i; |S HKl.KHV (il VKN  THA"
volumn ot t.arlylesea.sysl came OOto i tn.    ;\   TKN*I> npnlying to Ihe CointVmomt
following   fable,   whi.-h   K-cems   Lo   in ml- ind VVorl ion (o in
applicable to tha bfcrikusol the pre—it timei t***» hnaaisfd «;re* uf Uwi nt*
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^ts^oom
I onimur*! ton n i .1 stake al  Uie KW. eon.
.i.  tbence  N.  30 chains,  thenc.   m
hem i   -\   BO  enao.-   ile-ne.- |£ in,,,
mr ■».---....- w -...-, .„•..-_.-_. „~ preset.,
thst 1 think you may liUc to i.-pinit it .
is 1 that -support this hon* liold.    --aid a ben
ont- day    to   licrarK ;    "the    m_._>lcr   Ol
breakf.LHt w illn ut ;.n ogg, for hi  i - ■—--»■
C.UU.1      ■.<._''.li.'.     -ll'.i    ,1   ia   1      I ' .Kirill  l.l , I",',„a;„l.,„.
Ai.ill„Ti'Utl,iKii"U-|«...'llc, .l..i. ,'""IN 'A»UCS OOWDKUOI
..rtnly ii.i.1 tuts tl„-i.-,' tbs I Uii-,1- I  ,1',, ..nil \ * url Woo'1>'- *•*«*> *• '•>"*••
is caressed alt day.    Bf the lock of Miner-.;.,
they shall y/tto uu a double portion ot   oata
or they have m4m tin ir ht-st e:-_'. ' But
inueh ab idle ea.'Med and   creaked,   tin: Seill
liou would not Hive li*-r an i xtra grain,
whereu{Hm, in aodgeea, she hid mr nexl
OfM in the duiieliill. :>od did nothing bifl
caektc and creak, ail day. Tin- snnJlimi
a U lie red her l.-r a week, lion lb. ord.-i}
drew her neeU and  purchased   Otbi
si\|Miiee tie* do/rn. 'Mint. v. Ir, lull ■ . t
l!iou and whimM. tnou , Thi". him -It head ■■ i
happier thau thou, ami still a Idockhe.oi.
Ah, sure ciioii'jh, thy Vagal aft ban low,
Wilt thou ktrikeWDfk uitli I'lovulmee, th.
il fon .* Hfm loan alternative.   Belie
lb* will do u iLiioii: tin <. /
CKKSKNT   ISLAND
90
il
mini.*;   I-U  OOtOt ;   .'10 arris  in a I
State ol   . nil i Mil noi.     I on 11   lioii-'e and
th-1 e oi.     lor further infnnn.it n.n
t Ik     |...   till    . I'.
tppl)
I. J. BOYI
FALES  A CO]
in vol wan i nn \ai.i;i: okvouJ
 j   .- to r*at    fl Co. f'»'
THE BOUNDARY BETWKKN BRITISH
COLUMBIA AND ALASKA.
The St. James QtizetU says the discovery of
gold ore near tbe boundary Hue between
Alaska and British Columbia renders the
speedy settlement ot the boundary question
the more Imperative, The interpretation of
the treaty plays a prominent part iu thjs
matter as in the fisheries question, and it
possesses all the elements of a serious international dispute. When the Washington
government bought iu Alaska in 18117, they
took It with the boundaries specified in the
treaty concluded between Russia and Oreat
Britain In 1825. In that treaty the cistern
boundary uf Alaska begins at the meridian
of 140 degrees of the Arctic seaB, follows
that meridian to a point near Mount Ht,
Klias, nine marine miles from the Pacitic
ocean, and thence follows the summit of the
coast range to its intersection with a line
drawn due east from the southern extremity
of Prince of Wales island to the center of
Portland channel. But here is tbe difficulty.
The Americaus have long beeu working
mines more than a mile inland—that is to
say ou territory which is uuquo-itiouablv
British.
NEW MONSTER STEAMSHIP.
The Iuman and International steamship
company haa contracted with Laird Brothers
of Birkenhead, for a uew transatlantic
steamship. She will be built of steel, with
triple expansion euglues aud twin-screws,
and the builders have guaranteed that sin-
shall be superior in spAed to anything now
afloat. Her dimensions will be:- Length
over all, 500 feet; beam, 62 feet; depth of
hold, 43 feet; 17,000 horse-power; 8,300
tons register. With the exception of the
Oreat Lasteru, the largest vessel now afloat
is the City of Rome, 8,144 tons register, and
the fastest is the Etruria, of 7,392 tons regis
ter, A special feature of the construction
of the ship will lie her longitudinal bulkheads, whieh will greatly increase the
number of water-tight compartment*.
and render her practically unsinkablo.
Her boilers and engines will be protected by
side coal-bunkers, and the specification.*! for
her construction have been accepted by the
British Admiralty as being full up to their
requirement for an armed cruiser. Her groat
beam will give an opportunity for large deck
saloons. She will be fitted with accommodations for only 350 first-class passengers, so
as to insure the highest degree of comfort.
She will be delivered in the early spring of
1888. The construction of this ship will bo
followed by that of others, and of important
Improvements in ships of the lumau line
now in service.
The City of Berlin will be withdrawn in
the courae of a few weeks, to be fitted
with triple expansion englues aud steel
boilers, calculated to give ber a speed of
seventeen knots ; her cabins will also be enlarged aod Improved.
ll.ll.B.        ONK OK MANY.        B.B.B.
NOORJRHAH.
The story of the  baildfug  of onr nf   the
toillhi bete  i-> Mi thru lil|\   in ten ■: I in;  I o   lien
repetition. When only heir apparent
.lehanjir fell in love 0 ith one of hi mother's
attendant:!, named Noor Jehan, and wished
to marry her, but Ahhar Married her to mm
-.. I.iu Afghan followers, with her will big
consent. -Jehanjir determine/, to have her,
and her husband was- bliurtly afterward
murdered, by .Ichai.jirV order ., it Waa !»■■
Uayed. Pot a long time the refused to be
30tn.e his wife, but finally capitnlated about
the time he o4ccnd6d the throne. Jehanjir
was then a ooatte, brittkl drunkard, onto
ildighted iu torturing those who i-nme under
hit displeasure. Bui Noor .Iclnn. beside*
having great beauty - fth'6 *Vaa credited with
being the most beautiful and faarfuating
woman in the empire --pn_-.ir,*-*<-d remarkable talents and great force ot character.
Her iidtuenee over the Knit*, for \y.\.\ tfl
great that llifi made him lets cruel -'oil fre-
oilently kept him fiom drink. II.t iu
flncuce was nlwttyfl for good-, btit ahe is principally remembered as the Inventor of ottar
of roses.
Jehahjir raited her to honor.-: whieh no
Mohiininiedan woman had OVCr enjoy.'.I.
Ho went $0 far HI to order 1h.it all e-.in-
hearing her name should he cm Idntod ot a
value 100 times greater Ihuii their actual
worth. Notwithstanding that she must
huve known that her first husband wan
murdered at the Ifmporor'a instigation, hev
attachment for hlm tfiwards the • rul (wl mod
to know no homuhi. He called her "Noor
Naha!" (Light of the World), .lehanjir had
often expressed a wish to he buried at L.i-
hore, which Noor Jehan complied with,
building the beautiful tomb mentioned
abovf, and then retiring from the world,
vowing to never wear anything bnt spotless
white as a token of InconsoRblc widowhood.
She lived many years afterward, and iu
comparative comfort, wc may suppose.
from the fact thUtshe had an annuity ol
over a million dollars.—Fjtthort Cbrrctfiaa-
tlrui'r /lal/iutor* Sun.
PRINOIPLKINTHK I.I.STSWiTM IKK
J I DICK.
WALL
n i;mtuj;m,
BKDDIKO,        H
BKM.OnU SKI*
PAPER,
l'J< ll'
CBOCKKRY,
Grocorios,
Hardware,
HUY QOOD-S.
BOOTH ft KHOBB,
CABINET-WORK,
('AlIl'KTINi;
UPtfOJjJTKimjG,
PAINT1NO, Ac
I'NUKt.TAKINli
Clarke   Sl.eil,
A   SKKCIALTY.
Pmt   Mt
AGENTS   WANTED.
C1LKMKM ■..
J    Street Mn
CO..OK1S\VKLL1NOTiI\|
Kui-I,  Toronto,   or 81 St. Prm-l
coil Ni.i.-r,   Street, Montreal,   wanta*.o
oral A^ent.    They are the exclusive ovu
of the   Srhoticld Patent  Cake  (.riddle, tl
Celt hi,ttett   Emery Knife Sharpener (hiu.vrl
as   the    '"Carver's   Kriend"),   the   Km.
Scythe   Sharpener,   the   -Jay-Kve-See    Will
Curry I'omli, nnd nther Bpaeialti-M.    ll
U toi in make money. \t rite to them at •
for au outfit,  and to saottra what ton
-an handle.
rri tori
P. S. HAMILTON.
I'. I IlKlr.'I'KK-AT-I.AW,    NuTAHY    l'i   I.I!.]
Sin.n 11ui; ask AriniiNKk', Uhai. Kktaii:
AllKNT      ASK       CllWKVANI HI,
.. -_vi l'i".-._.-  Ct-oc-,     -    -    Text   _^oodyl
I.IHNtl    LOTS   FOB  BALK
.■ry suction of Port Mmnly.     Aim
iiiiniuiiiuii'lJ
nl
B' 	
Siihiiroaii 1.01,9, oy tne Acre, nnmuiiiatt
rtdjflCOnt fO the Port Moody surveyed Ton
Bite.
Mrs. Agnes Black, of Orton, Ont., saya,
"For five yeara I have boon a sufferer from
dyspepsia aud indigestion. I tried one bottle of burdock Blood Bitters, and was getting better; i then bought three more and
it haa cured me."
O. A. Dixon, Frankville, Ont., aaya:
" He was cured of chronic bronchitis that
troubled him for seventeen years, by the une
of Dr. Thomas' Kcleetric Oil."
Don't Dkspaik or Hklief, If troubled
with Chronic Dyspepsia or Constipation.
These ailments, as well as Biliousness, Kidney inBrmities, and feminine troubles, are
eradicated by Northrop & Lyman's Vegetable Discovery and Dyspeptic Cure, au ul
terativeof Ions tried and clearly proven efficacy, It ia a fine blood depurent as well an
corrective, and contains nn ingredient>i
whioh are not of the highest standard of
purity.             ^^^
Mil*,   blir    -T..7—.   ..r| -     __.
bride during the  winter of paternal wrath,
by writing for the press.
Doininico and Oiovanni   Baptiste Carrafa
were two brothers,  horn in Oeuoa,   who in
the early days of the gold excitement came
to Sau   Francisco   aud started   a   bakery,
which soon did a thriving trade selling brood
at a dollar a loaf.   In 18b-"* Dormnico became
iuHiine, and waa sent home by his brother, a
seafaring   man,   to Genoa,   where he died
nine yeara later.    There was no administration upon theestatej the surviving brother,
Captain Oiovanni,  continuing the business
until 188*2, wben,   at his death, it devolved
to his wife   and nephew.    Tho   attention of
the   Puhlic   Administrator being   called to
tlie matter, be instituted a suit to  administer upon one-half of the deceased OiovanuPa
estate   as   the   property   of   the   deceased
Doininico.     Acting   ii|ion   information   received through some mysterious  source, the
Public   Administrator  repaired   to the old
bakery a few days ago, armed with pick and
spade, and commenced digging in   a certain
corner of tbe cellar.    He   noon   brought   to
light a number of earthen flower-pot a, which
were strangely heavy ; and ou removing the
dirt from the top, heaps of shining gold and
silver tnet   his astonished eyes.    The   total
value of the estate  amounted to over   sixty
thousand dollars, and a big lawsuit was tbe
nnediate reault of the  find.    On Thursday
the   Signora   Oiovanni    Raptiste    Carrafa,
widow of the late captain, was put upon ths
stand.    The court,   knowing   tne volubility
of a daughter of sunny Italy, where   money
is in   question,   called the  interpreter, and
that worthy asked her name and occupation
In choicest Italian.   She seemed surprised for
an instant,   and theu   burst   forth i    "An1
phwat's that   ye're   saying'?    Plaze   to talk
plain American whin ye spake to me.
HoeUnotiy* OuUment nnd /'-7b.--Outward li
firmitie*.—Hnfore the discovery of theae
remedies, many eases of sores, ulcer*-., Ac,
were pronounced to be hopeleasly incurable,
because tbe treatment pursued tended to
destroy the strength it was incompetent to
preserve, and to exasperate the symptom., it
waa inadequate to remove. Holloway's
Pills exert the most wholesome powers over
the unhealthy flesh or skin, without debarring the patient from fresh air alid exercise,
and thns the constitutional vigor is husbanded while the most malignant ulcers, abscesses, and akin diseases are in process of
cure. Both Ointment and Pills make the
blood richer and purer, instead of permitting
it to fall into that poor and watery state ho
fatal to many laboring under chronic ulcerations. ^^
A great statesman   of the lust   ^cueiatioi-
declared that "the.   wars of nation-.   Here at
an end, and that the future   eoitllieL: m tie
earth   that   would   till the page   oi hi.-toiy
were to be the irwy-i nf lirhictplet"   the truth
of thia prophecy i.i being gradually developed;
the war   of   principle   wagea   with    nui.-en
vigor.    Among thu .'i>reuionL   eoui))etit*u_i iij
this vast arena, stands Thom as Huu-owaI ;
with Ilia famous hut idniple   re medic:-., a Pill
and an Ointment,   he   may truly lie   -*'u.l to
have successfully   combated with Prcjutlict
and Dincri/n'; thu Litter ie of   cuui...e tho cv_'i
impending foe in all chines, but  lhe former,
more especially iu our fovoted   Und, the inevitable oppoucul ot   all innovation   and invention ; trom Holloway's lirst "ci..ay iu tlie
lists," the   medical prtfjfoseion   have been in
array   againat him ; how   tacitly,   liowevei*.
have they   been   induced   to   Mieeuiuh, and
own that the   unity of  purpose,   evmued by
this great mau,   aud llie   mlfieiouoy  ot    the
two   remedies,   have   satisl'actoiily    proved
the I illaey    of   thu   hypothesis   that   dive.-.-
maladies   and varied features of   disciwo re*
(illire as many   distinct  reinedio*;.    Again
Pro/fH-iiorutl   Prrjitiiiir   lias  been   avowedly
overthrown from the glaring eoiifussl^u ton
tuircd in by all that theso   remedial   agents
havo    accomplished     what   tim    combined
learning   and talent  of tho   faculty   could
never   attain -Umnereal  DUaernintdLon.     It
would bo folly tn calculate the proportionate
difference between the number of appli-anti;
for medical aid   (I'll common   parlance.)   ,-it a
public   dispensary,   and    the    blcitlcnlnblo
multitude that   are   the daily   rocipifente of
Holloway's twin   reined! oq tm   ajipliiahlv to
their need in the various   phase.** of dwa.e-..
We would Hiuiply asi. the reader (eoneei\ ine
it possible that he could accomplish the feal)
to take a   llying visit   to   our numerous dependencies.     Having   first  traver-.il   India
and witno.-ied   the   universal   popularity of
Holloway's Pills and Ointment  in that   . i \\
and densely populated region, let  him   bond
his Southern cnur.ie, and  crossing the pqiM
tor, step   muldmdy  into tbejwaoi   rnsltrinrd
llUlUllrtiliU of Anatr.itia, if be would as!* what
is the cold digger's remedy   for internal and
external disease there, Im would   ne'ct  wiih
thn response, Hoi.i.ow.wV vthlM a.    OlWf*
MKNT;   let him   taken still iie.ro   extendi.I
stride, and   touching   on   hi-   flight.    New
Zealand and tbo innumerable inlands  oftli*
Pacific Ocean, step finally on the   II iahllifl
soil of British North   Amntii--., he   will still
Lands for Aale dn the North side of, an
having v-Mer frontage on, I'ort Mood
II.nl-.'i,  finely   situated   and   exceeding]
Also, Farm Lands of superior quality
bu favorable  terms,   in New   Vveatminstfl
District.
Ciivfiilly prepared Maps aud Plans . .
lulu.rd, ami the fullest information fiuunli
• I. at Mr. Hamilton's offi
AdvICB to Mothers,—Are yoa disturbed
at night aud broken of yonr rest by a sick
child suffering aud crying with pain of
Catting Teeetn T If so send at once and get
a bottle of "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup"
for Children Teething. Its value is incalculable. It will relieve the poor little sufferer immediately. Depend upon it mothers;
there is uo mistake about ft. It cures
Dysentery and Diarrhoea regulates the Stomach and Boweii. cures Wind  Colic,   softens
he Gams reduces Inflammation and gives
tone and energy to the whole system. "Mrs.
Winslow's Soothing Syrup" for children
teething Is pleasant to the taste and ia the
prescription of one of the oldest and best female physicians and nurses tn the United
States, and is for Sain by allt druggists
throughout tho world. Price weuty-five
cents a bottle.    Be sure and ask   for   "Mrs.
Winslow's Soothing Syrup," and take no
other kind.
Iind these medicines tbe alike adop(,< d
specifics for disease with the Sar.t ■,• and the
hauler,
What principle of dissemination can lie
worthily compared wiLli thi*1 luiithtn or$nmk I
tion instituted and cons uuuaU-d by Thofna*
11ollowuy -we say, none 1 let iltlu-n advan-e
cont{urrin'j antl tOeontntetl itu foe, di.nM.se; and
its aim and object thu alleviation of human
suffering.—Johmtuw  World,
CXTIIK KOK  l,\|r'l,\n  iaiouv
itiikirni .vtis>i.
Procure from your druggist a bottle of
Hagyard's Yellow Oil and use according to
directions. ■). I). Cameron, of \.'eatlol.e,
Aiuslie, Capo Breton, waa cured by this
remedy after all other treatment, had failed.
It may be taken internally for coujzhs, edds,
sore throat, etc., etc.
A. B. De.H Hochers, Arthahaslvawlle, \\
Q.t writes : *•' Thirtuen years ago 1 was
seized with a severe attack of ihcumatiam
in the head, from which I nearly constantly
suffered, until after having used Dr. Thomas'
Eclectric Oil fur niim days, bathing tho
head, .Sue., when I waa completely cured.
aud have ouly uticd half a bottle/'
A lady from ttyraeu.'o writes : " Tor about
seven years before tahiu*; Northrop A Lyman's Vegetable Discovery and Myspeptii*
Cure, I suffered from a complaint very prevalent with onr sex. I wns unable to walk
any distance or stand nn my foot for more
than a few minutes at a time without fp
-PIO^-EE-R,
Boot and Shoe Store!
'.til''!'-*-.   ,STI'I.|.T,
!'<>;:_• moody, b. a.
t_H_ UNDl'll-SKiNKO, laoeeMaT to Uie
Utn w. (!. White,  Isuow thotoDglil)
i-.-itrilillKlii'tl .it Um Tei-miHil*, uud, Itavi.ikf 'li-'
\utial liis lil.i iu hia tliuli-, i |il't-|i.'ii-.,1 ia|
ratpply  I In: |illl,lir M'illl tlur lli'ilt Hulk   ill   bil
lin.r tu in- hmi iii tha provinoe.
I.UU1    IBOMMKU
AMEC1IANCK
—tow—
®tl\ TMMFllhSJe
To H r i o k m a kor s, Woolen
Manufacturers und otiiei •>■
rffeM r.DUH'N ISI.AKO, ONI-. Of 'I'll
tl * iii.'.t Iii riiililul -put'; in thr Provinci
lli.T" .na- iiii'vliiiu.atiliK' l.i-il-. ot i'1'iy,
,-ul:i|iln'il lur tin. iiirililit'iiitiii-u ut' l<n- I- I
Tli.'i-i' ii 1'li'iil.y Of MiitiT pDWei Ui iliiv
mill, rrml uny ,|ii:iiitity nf fuel tu liui-li till
Ill-inks. |i'tu'.i Wonli-ii Mill tin. Isluuil
wa-II .nl:i|ili'il; tin' Btri'iillis urn nnlii."
tlil-nli^liiiiit. the yonr, uml tlini-n in plant)
|i,nvi-r In ili-iv,- niri'-liiiii'iy. Thr' liallini
'■-.'■• II. lit  nri'l    Irlllil-liii'l.iil, sn  tll.it Iln III
hrm any i-lfi'-t nn shipping lylii. in thn  III
Imr.
Pop timti-nlni'H ''ii'iily ftt
in-.'-' THIS Omt'K.
D B.B -IN WOBKINO ORUBR
"My husband w»» tronbled with dyspepsia lor more th»o tour years. Two e-peii-
en_»d physiciens did him no good- We got
di' ■ouV-.l, until we re».l of Burdock Blond
BittersThs took only two bottles end now
in m w-U ss 6vpr, end doing heavy work all
the time." Mre. Richard Rowe, Hai ley,
Ont,
'■lim
man a n-.. .„..._«.»...
exhrmsteil, lint nnw I mn tli.-iuUfnl to say I
can walk two miles without fepllug tin lens!
incniivenience." For Female Coiupiaintr. it
has do ui'iinl.
Kli-IARKaDl.lr*.
There have, been many reutftrkable curel
of deafness Bvportfid linni the one el Vi'lln.i
Oil. The proprietory nf this nituliniiit; lnvvi
a large number nl aueh  t.'.-'tiilniiiirlla.     It    ir
^ the great household remedy I'm- pain inrluii.
no."    Mrs.   Klchara   nowe,   nancy, i mation, lameuoss,   nu.l   anrene a   uf   i-v-n
B.B.B. has cured the worst cases uf   description, and can be used iiiternally  anil
. -.,..-.,„ii„
chronic dyspepsia.
externally.
THE WEEK:
A CANADIAN JOUi.NAl,OK I'Ol.riJij
SOCIETY AND UTKKATURK.
Cu'ili-.lnM every Thursday, at $3*00 per AnnumI
Jndepeiidcut   in    Polititt,   TMK WBKl
iippeids hy :i coui]>reheiiRive  Tiibln   of   t'i
tents   lo   tho   ilillcrcul.  ttttto*   whieh I
within the circle ofa cultured (none.
An avei.i^e of in'tcen i_lioit, criup Ktiile
ialsiagivon in •iu,h mi ml" r u|iou Uanndiai
Ann i ie in. mul I .n>_,ii.sli I'-ilitius and Jjtt
■iture.
A'ihongdt the regular cnutributors is Pki
i i.voi: tToLDWIN S.Miih;itnd u dintiuguisht
publie man in J-iondnn haa kiinlly uudei tahi
t" kijiply regnUrty an ICiiglitfh Letter. I'm
;iinl \\ .L'hiu^t.in Li tby.-i uill appear
'regulAr intervals.
In addition thct'e ave special contribution
fnmi niiiiifp of the abh-it writers in the Dq
minimi uud the United States.
THE WEEK
haa now entered upou ita third  year  wit
most encouraging prospects, and many ne'
feal nn '.e
C. ,;l.ACKHIT ROBINSON,
ft Jordan St., Toiu/< , On
8AMJ*LK COPIB8 KRE.E.
THE WEKK iapne of the moat influent
journal-' iu Canada. — Truth, London, Eng.
"I take only one English weeUy paue
Thr Spirta/iir, nml "ne ('.tumliau, The nf?
and :i' n r.ilc I t-hould he puzzled to si
whiMi I should miss most."—From a left
by ThmiiftP Huahc*, author of "Tom Broun
School Days."

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