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Array —THE—
auasuRiPT.us iiv rosr,
AU aommunicatious addressed to
Xj. JL. iloLEEIB,
Port Moody.
Or to tht Guardian Office, New Westmin
ster, will receive prompt attention.
Travelers' Insurance Co,
Applications (or policies in this Company,
far either Accident or Life Insurance, can
us be hid from the undersigned at Port
. Cwupl. **.,
s.17 Isunuanct, Land, k General Agent.
BiF.ai3Tau-ATl.Aw,  NoTAitr Public,
StticriORasibArrdBsty, I:bai Etiat*
Agent    and    CosvavANCRR,
X£-a.rr*sy »txeet,   -   -   X"=rt Mooiljr.
every lection of Port Moody.     Also,
every iec
Suburban Lots, by the Acre, imnr.jrliately
silJAceut to the Port Moody lurveyedTown
I.iudi for salt on the North side of, and
having water frontage on. Port Moody
Harbur, finely situated ai.d exceedingly
Also, Farm Landi of snfrerior quality and
oa favorable terms, in New Westminster
Carefully prepared Miua and Plans exhibited, anil the fullest imormati. n furoUV
td. at Mr. Hamilton's oDrrre
Offloe:—Telephone Building
Qraduatt ol Vict iria  Medical College,
of Montreal,
wear At tht Colonial Drug Store,
VOL.  1.
POUT MOODY, b. C,   SATURDAY,    NOVEMBER   15    1684.
NO. 47.
Real Estate Agents,
Conveyancers & Accountants.
FOR     Al.E
Port Moody
bAW Mill
Armstrong & Burr
Hough & Dressed umber
Rustic, Flooring,
shingles, &c.
Always on Hand a Full Stock or
Qcauty   Gualaitked   First-Class,
MR. P. S. HAMILTON having terminated his connection  with this paper,
is no longer authorized to collect accounts or
trantact iny business pertaining to the Port
Moody QaIette.
Port Moody, March 15th, 1884.
rgotrr st., new wrstmisstkr.
Wholesale Dealers in
Provisions, Liquors, etc.
"Wbo was to have married you, and
didn't because lie died firat; aud wno
left you hii property unencumbered
with tbe addition of himself," eugijested
tha mayor.
"Well," replied Miu Julia, reddenm«
n'i^litly, 'in the lifetime of the poor
old dear, the properly had the incumbrance of your management; ami all 1
will iay of that, is, that I only wonder
it didn't die of consumption instead of
ita master. You helped yourself then:
—he'p me'now."
Mr. Joseph Overton waa a man of
tha world,, and an attorney; and aa oer
tain indistinct recollections of an odd
thousand pounds or two, appiopriated
by mistake, passed across his mind, he
hemmed deprecating!;*, smiled blandly
remained silent for a few aeconds; and
finally inquired, "What do you with me
to do?"
"I'll tall you," replied Mian Julia—
"I'll   tell you  in three   wo- di.    Dear
Lord Peter "
"That's tha youBg man, I suppose."
interrupted the mayor.
"Thut's lhe young Nobleman," replied the lady, with a great alreaa on
tbe last word. "Dear Lord Peter is
considerably afraid of the reaintment
of his family; and we have therefore
thought it better to make the match a
stolen one. He left town, to avoid suspicion, on a visit to his friend, tha Hon.
Augustus Flair, whose seat, as you know
is aliout thirty miles from this, accompanied only hy his favorite tiger. We
arrrnged that I ab'iuld come here alone
in the London coach; and that he, leaving hia tiger and cab behind him, should
come on, and ai rive bere as soon as
possible this afternoon."
"Verv well," objured Joseph Overton, "and Ihen he can order the chaise,
and you go on to Greina Green together, without requiring the presence
or interference of a third parly can't
"No," replied MissJulii. "We have
•very reason to believe—dear Lord
Peler not being considered very prudent or sagaciouB by hia friends, and
they having discovered his attachment
to me—that, immediately on his ub
aence baiug obseived, pursuit will be
made in this direction, to elude which
and to prevent our b^ing traced, I wish
it to be iinrli'i.-ionil in tins house, that
dear Lord Pcrer ii sightly deranged,
though perfectly harmless: and that I
am, unknown lo bim, awaiting his arrival io convey him in a post-chaise lo
a private asylum—at Berwick, say. If
I don't show myself much I dare say J
Can manage to pass for his mother."
The thought occurred to the mayor's
mind that the la ly iu ght show herself
a g'.od Heal without fear of detection;
seeing that she wns about double the
aga cf her intended husband. He said
nuthing, however, and tht lady proceeded:
With the whole of the arrangement
dear Lord Peter is acquainted: and all
I want ynu to do is, to make the delusion more complete by giving it the
sanction of your influence in that place,
and assigning toil as i reason to the
people of the house for uiy taking the
young genlleruan away. As it would
not ba consistent with the story that 1
should see him unlil he ha< entered the
chaise, I also wish yoo to communicate
wiih him, aud inform him that it is all
going on well."
"Has ha arrived?" inquired Overton.
"I don't know," replied ,he lady.
"Than how am I to know?"  inquired
tbe mayor,    "Of course he will not give
hia own name at ihe bar."
"I begged him, immediately on hia
arrival to write you a note," replied
Misa Manners; "and to prevent the
poaaibility of our project b-ing discovered through ita means, I desired
him to write anonymously, and in
mysterious terms to acquaint you witb
the number af his room,"
"Bless me I" exclaimed the mayor,
rising from hia seat, and searching his
pockets—"most extraordinary circumstance—he has arrived — mysterious
manner, just before yours—didn't know
what to make of it before, and certainly shouldn't have ai tended to it.—
Oh I here it is." And Joseph Overton
pulled out of an inner coat-pocket lhe
identical letter penned by Alexander
Trott    "Ib this bis lordship's hand?"
"Oh, yes," replied Julia; "good,
punctual creature I I have not seen it
more than once or twice, but I know
he writes very badly and very la^e.
These dear, wild young noblemen,  you
know, Overton  "
"Ay, ay, I see," replied the mayor.
—"Horses and dogs, play and wine—
grooms, actresses, and cigars—the liable
the green-room, tha sal .on. and the
legislative assembly at last"
"Here's what heaaya," pursued the
mayor, " 'Sir—A young gentleman in
number nineteen at lhe Winglebory
Arms, is bent on committing a rash act
to morrow morning at an early hour.
(That's good—he means marrying). If
you have anv regard for tbe peace of
this town, or the preservation of one
—it may be two—human Uvea'—What
the deuce does be mean by that?"
1 Tbit he's so anxious for the cere
mony, be will expire if it's put off, and
that I may possibly do ihe aame," replies) the lady with great complacenoy.
"Oh 11 see—not much fear of tbat;
—well—'two   human liter,   you   will
cause him to be removed o night.' (He
wants to tlart at once.) 'Fear nut to do
this on your responsibility: foi to-morrow tbe absolute necesiity of the proceeding will be but too apparent. Remember: number nineteen. The name
is Trott. No delay; for life and death
depend upon your promp.itude.'
Passionate language, certainly. Shall
1 see hiuil"
"Uo," replied Miss Ju'is; "and entreat him to act his part well. 1 am
half afraid uf bim. Tell him lo be
"I will," said the mayor.
"Settle all lhe arrangements."
"I will," said the mayoi again.
"And say I think the chaise  bad bet
ter be ordered for one o'clock."
"Very well," said the mayor onne
more; and, luminating oa the absurdity
of the siuation in which fate and old
acquaintance had placed him, he desired a waiter lo herald his approach to
the temporary representative of number
The announcement, "Gentleman to
speak with you air," induced Mr. Troit
to pause half way in lhe glass of port
the contents of which be waa in the act
of imbibing at the moment; to lise Irom
his chair; and retreat a few paoes to-
warda the window, aa if to secure a retreat, in lhe event of the visitor usum
ing tbe form and appearauce of Horaoe
Hunter. One glance at Joseph Over-
Ion, however, quieted bit apprehen
soions. He courteously motioned the
stranger to a seat, The waiter, after a
little jingling with the dtcanter and
glasaes, consented to leave tiie room,
and Joseph Overton, placing the broad-
brimmed hat on ibe chair next him,
and bending bis body gently forward,
opened the business by saying in a very
low and cauiious tone.
"My lord "
"EM" said Mr. Alexander Trott, in a
loud kev, with the vacant and mystified
slare of a chilly somnambulist.
"Hush—hush I"   aaid   the   cautious
attorney; "to be sure—quite   right—no
tides here—my   name ir Overton sir."
"Yes: the mayor of ihis place—yon
sent me a letter with anonymous information, iliis afterno-Ti."
"I, sir?" exclaimed Tioi-t, with i 11-
disembled surprise; for coward, as he
was, lie would willingly have repudiated
the authorship of the letter in question.
1, eii?"
"Yes, you lir; did you not?" leepond-
ed Overton, annoyed with what h» aup-
posed lo be an extreme degree of unnecessary suspicion. "Hither this letter
it youn, or is it not. If it be we can
converse securely upon the subject at
once. If it be uot, of course I bave no
more to say."
"Stay, stay," said Tiott, ' ii is mine;
I oVi/ write it. Wlmt could I'lo, sir?
I hsd  no friend here."
"To be sure, to oe sure," said the
mayor, encouragingly, 'vou could not
have managed it bi-ner. Well, sir; it
will be necesuary for ton to leave here
to-night in a post-cha.~e and four. And
the harder the bovs drive trie belter.
You are not safe from pursuit."
"I'lem me!" encluiined Trott, in an
agony of apprehension "c u such ilungs
happen in a counliy like thinl Such
unrelenting and coldblooded hostility I"
He wiped olf llie concentrated essence
of cowardice that was u- zing fast down
his forehead, and looked aghast at
Joseph Overton.
"It certainly is a very hard case,"
replied the mayor, with a smile, "that
in a free country, people can't marry
whom they like, without being hunted
down as if tliey were criminals. However, in the present instance the lady is
willing, you know, and that's tbe main
point, after all."
"Lady willing I" repeated Trott
meihanically. "How do you know the
lady's willing?"
"Come, that's a good one," said the
mayor benevolently tapping Mr. Trott
on the arm with his broid-biimmed bat;
"I have known her, well, for a long
time, and if anybody could entertain
the remotest doubt on the subject, 1
asBure you I have none, nor need you
"Dear me!" said Mr. Ttott, ruminating.     'Thia is very extraordinary 1"
Well,   Lord Peter," said the mayor,
"Lord Peter?" repeated Mr. Trott.
"Oh—ah. 1 forgot.    Mr. Trott, then
Trott—very good, hai ha! Well, sir,
the ciiaise   shall  be ready at   half past
"And what is to become of me until
then?" inquiied Mr. Trott, anxiously.
"Wouldn't it save appearances, if I ware
placed under some res.raint!"
"Anl" repli»d Overton, "very good
thought—capital idea indeed. I'll send
somebody up directly. And if you make
a little resistance when we put you in
the chaise it wouldn't be amiss—look
as if you didn't want to be taken away,
yon know."
'To be sure," said Trott—"to be
'Well my lord," asid Overton, in a
low tone, "until then I wish your lordship a good evening."
"Lord—lordship?" ejaculated Trott
again, falling back a step or two, and
garing, in unutterable wonder, on the
countenance of tbe mayor.
Ha hai I see, my lord—practicing
the madmsnl—very good indeed—very
vacant 1.ok—capita), my loid, capital—
good-evening, Mr. Trott— hai ha! hai"
That mayor's deoidedly drnuk,"
soliloquised Mr, Tro'.t. throwing himself
in an altitude  of re-
hack in his chair
'■JI ■ i» ■ much cleverer fellow than
I thought him, that young iiul.li man _
he carries it off uncommonly well,"
thought Overton, as he went his way
to tin: bar, there to complete his arrangement. This was soon done.
Every word of tin; atory was Implicit1;
believed, and the one eyed bouts -was
immediately instructed to repair to
iiu.nber nineteen, to act as custodian o'
the person of the supposed lunatic un-
'£. half-past twelver o'clock. In pursuance of this direction, that somewhat eccentric gent'eman armed him
self with a walking-stick of gigantic
dimensions, and repaired, with his
usual equanimity of manner, to Mr.
Trott'* •purtrneut, which he cv.trri-d
without any ceremony, and mounted
guard in, by quietly depositing himself
0 l a chair near the door, where he
proceeded to beguile the time, by
whistling a popular air with great
apparent satisfaction.
"What do you want here, you
scoundrel!' explained Mr. Alexander
Trott, with a pro):<t appearance of in
d'gnation at his detention.
The boots beat time with his head,
as he looked gertly round at Mr. Trott
wil'i a smile of pity, and whistled an
cdcio movement.
"Do you attend in this room by Mr.
Overton's desire?" inquired Trott, rather
astonished at the man's demeanor.
"Keep yourself to yourself, young
feller," calmly responded the boots,
"and don't say nothin' to nobody."
And he whistled again."
"Now mind!" ejaculated Mr. Trott,
anxious to keep up the farce of wish
ir'g with great earnestness to light a
duel if they'd let him. "I protest
against being kept here.     I deny   that
1 have any intention of fighting with
anybody. But, as it's useless contending with superior numbers, 1 shall sit
quietly down."
"You'd better,' observed the placid
boots, shaking the large stick ex
pressi v ely.
"Under protest, however," added
Alexander Trott, aeating himself, with
indignation in his face, but great con
tent in his heart.    "Under protest!"
"Oh, certainly!" responded the boots:
"anything you please. If you're happy,
I'm transported; only don't talk too
much—it'll make you worse."
"Make me worse?" exclaimed Trott,
in unfeigned astonishment; "the mini's
"You'd better be quiet, young feller,"
remarked the boots, going through a
threatening piece of piintiiinime with
the stick.
"Or mad!" said Air. Trott, rather
alarmed. "Leave the room, sir, and
tell them to send somebody else."
"Won't do!" replied the boots.
"Leave the room!" shouted Trolt.
ringing the bell violently: for he began
to be alarmed on a new score.
"Leave that 'ere bell alone you
wretched loonattic!" said the boots,
suddenly forcing the unfortunate Trott
back into his chair, ami brandishing
the stick aloft. lSn quiet, you mis'rable
object, and don't let everybody know
there's a madman in the house."
"He is a madman! He is n madman!" exclaimed the terrified Mr. Trott
gazing on the one eye of the red-headed
boots with n look of abject horror.
"Madman!" ' repli'-d the boots,
"dainTiie, 1 think he is a madman with
a vengeance! Listen to ine, you un-
fort'nate. Ah! would you?" (a slight
tap on the head with the large stick,
as Mr. Trott made another move to
wards the bell handle) ''I caught you
there! did 11"
Spare my life!" exclaimed Trott,
aising his hands imploringly.
I don't want you life," replied the
boots, disdainfully' "though I think
it 'ud be a charity if somobody took
No, no, it wouldn't," interrupted
poor Mr, Trott, hurriedly; "no, no, it
wouldn't? I—I—'d rather keep it!"
"0, wery well," said the boots:
"that's a mere matter of taste—ev'ry
one to his liking. Hows'ever, all I've
got to say is this here; You sit q' ietly
down in that chair, and I'll sit hopper-
site you here, and if you keep quiet
and don't stir, I wont damage you: but
if you move hand or foot til I half-past
twelve o'clock, I shall alter the expression of your countenance so completely, that the next time you look
in the glass you'll ask vethrr you're
gone out of town, and von you're likely
to come back again.    So sit down."
"I will I will," responded the
victim of mistakes; and down sat Mr.
Trott, and down sat the boots too, ex
actly opposite him with the stick ready
for immediate action in case   of emer-
llunusbitsof wax off the caudles, which
Were burning low, but insUiitmirously
reeumed hia urmer position; and *„ be
mni'iuU.rid to hav.- heard, soiih-wIhti-
or other, that the human eye had an
unfailing effect in cuntruliiig mad people, he kept his solitary organ of vision
constantly lixed on Mr. Aloxander
Trott. That unfortunate individual
stared at his companion in his turn,
until his feut-ircB grew more and more
indistinct - bis hair gradually less red
—and   the room    n •"       '     >
scure.    Mr.  Alexa
a sound   sleep,   frr- ro      hioh
awakened by a run
and aery oi''Chain ai..
ber   twenty-five!" I
commciai, House
Clacks .St., Nsar Docolss,
POKT   MOODY,   fl.
Long and dreary were the hours that
The bell of great Winglebury church
had just struck ten, and two hours
and half would probably elapse before
succor arrived. For half an hour, the
noise occasioned by shutting up the
shops in the streets beneath, betokened
something like life in the town, and
rendered Mr. Trott's situation a little
less insupportable; but, when even
these ceased, and nothing was heard
beyond the occasional rattling of a post-
chaise as it drove up the yard to change
horses, and then drove away again, or
the clattering of horses' hoofs in the
stables behind, it lieeame almost unbearable. The boots occasionally
moved an inch or two-, to knock auper-
stairs   succeeded;
hastily thrown  ope
Overtou aotered, fo '
wait*.*,   and   Mrs
stout   landlady   of
"Mr. Overton!" exclaimed Mr. Alexander Trott, jumping up in a frenzy,
"look at this man, sir; consider the
situation in which I have been placed
for three hours past—the person you
sent to guard ine, sir, was a iiindiiian
—a inaduian—a raging, ravaging,
furious madman."
"Bravo!" whispered Overton.
"Poor dear!" said tin- compassionat-
Mrs. Williamson, "mad people always
thinks otlier people's mad."
"Poor dear!" ejaculated Mr. Alexander Trott. "What the devil do you
mean by poor dear! Are you the landlady of this house?"
"Yes, yes," replied the stout lady;
"don't exert yourself, there's, a dear!
Consider your health, now; do."
"Exert myself!" shouted Mr. Alexander Troot, "it's a mercy, ma'am, that
I have any breath to exert myself with!
1 might have been assassinated three
hours ago by that one eyed monster
with the oakum head. How dare you
have a madman, mu am. how dare you
have a madman, to assault and terrify
the visitors to your house?"
"I'll never have another " said Mrs.
Williamson, casting a look of reproach
at the mayor.
"Capital, capital," whispered Overton again, as he enveloped Mr. Alexander Trott in a thick travelling-cloak.
"Capital, sir!" exclaimed Trott, aloud
"it's horrible. The very recollection
makes me shudder. I'd rather tight
four duels in three hours, if I survived
tin. first three, than I'd sit for that
time face to face with a madman."
"Keep it up my lord, as you go
down stairs," whispered Overton;
"your bill is paid, and your portmanteau, in the chaise." And then he
added aloud, ''.Vow waiters, the gentle
man's ready."
At this signal, the waiters crowded
round Mr. Alexander Trott. One took
one arm; another, the other, a third,
walked before with a candle; ill" fourth
behind, with another candle; the boots
and Mrs. Williamson brought up the
rear; and dnwn-strairs they Went: Mr.
Alexander Trott expressing alternately
at the very top of his voice either his
feigned reluctance to go: or hii unfeigned indignation at being shut up
with a madman.
Mr. Overton was waiting at the
chaise-door, the buys were read;, mounted, and a few ustlers and (table
nondescripts were standing round to
witness the departure of the "mad
gentleman." Mr. Alexander Trott's
foot was on the step, when he observed
(which the dim light hud prevented
his doing before) a figure seated in the
chaise, closely mutlled up in a cloak like
his own.
"Who's that?" he inquired of Over
ton, in a whisper,
"Hush, hush," replied the mayor;
"the other parly of course.''
"The other party!" exclaimed Trott,
with an effort of retreat.
"Yes, yes; you'll soon find that out,
before you go far, I should think—but
make a noise; you'll excite suspicion if
you whisper to me so much."
"I won't go in this chaise!" shouted
Mr. Alexander Trott, all his original
fears recurring with tenfold   violence.
"I shall be assassinated—1 shall be "
"Bravo! bravo!" whisperd Overton.
"I'll push you in."
"But I won't   go!"   exclaimed    Mr.
Trott.       "Help, lierc,   help!    They're
arrying me away against my will. This
is a plot to murder me."
"Poor dear!" said Mrs. Williamson
"Now, boys, put 'em along," cried
the mayor, pushing Trott in and
slamming the door. "Off with you,
as quick as you can, and stop for nothing until you come to the next stage—
ali right!"
"Horses nr" paid, Tom," screamed
Mrs. Williamson; and away -went the
chaise, at the rate of fourteen miles an
hour, with Alexander Trott and Miss
JnliaManners carefully Bhut up in the
Mr. Alexander Trott remained curled
up in one corner of the chaise, and his
mysterious companion in the other,
for the first two or three miles; Mr.
Trott edging more and more into his
corner, as he felt his companion
gradually edging more and more from
hers; and vainly endeavoring in the
darkness to catch a glimpse of the
furious face of the supposed Horace
{To be ooBtanotd.)
Mrs.  Williams
spaciuua pra.-iiiis.il  mth «   usruy nasi
well-issoi ted itock of
Dry Goods and Millinery
Fancy Goods, &o
A Choick AsaoaruBJlT ot*
n\ NDIES'.
thing* XhW and
Fashional le
1   onr. j .^j-i
Satis*    iranteed.
Qceeh Strum, I'ort Moony.
JSJ. O. White
that he is now thoroughly established in business at the Terminus of the C<
V. It,, and is prepared to make and repaif
Boots anil Shoes at c-icecdingly low rates.
Saddles & Harness-makers
Every Article in their Line
Always in Stock.
Front St    -    YALE' B. C.
'--■—    -■-—     — — —j
Port Moody
'     first-class
Four-Horse Stage!
Between New Westminster anil Port Moody)
leaving New Westminster every morning
returning, Hill leave I'ort Moody betweetf
.'I and 4 p. in. These stages go over the new
road to I'ort Moody direct, carrying both
Passengers and freight.
Port Moody
ol Shingles can l>e had at the lowest prices
whole-sale or retail.
A supply kept constant!,* on hand.
JOHN 13. X1FF15.
e©a? km movt
Under   the   new Oddlellows'  Hall,
~ "(ESTABLISHED 1862,)
Fred,  lEickhoff
lll.SKI.Al. I'KAI.IIK   IN
■Dry   C3rOo<3L»
&C, &c.
Of First-Class Quality,
Moderate   Hates-
Comer of Front   and Begbie Streets/
San   Francisco
Boots & Shoes
From an Infant's Shoe np to a Min'i B
Repairing Neatly Executed*
BlRliest Market Price paid for
JAMES ROUSSEAU, €k }hrt ilioailtj (Dajtttt.
It is truly awful to ser' the history ol
Victoria that has been published in the
"Victoria Times/' At a meeting of ilie
Young Men's Christian AaociluCM, on
Mondav evening 'ast, ihe Provincial
Sccicmry wid, "Ciu we, on our way lo
Cuurch, afford to see rice on every tide
an J do no birn to stop i .- A ia ly cm
not go on the streets alone without I eing
aubjeci to insult. The police are going
around with their li.i:i-l. in their mouths
and make no effort to dispel the vice un
dither side of tbem. I am glad there is
•ne newspaper in Victoria ihat has the
courage to expose the vice."
If the report is verbatim, the l'rovin-
e"'al SeflMtary, t*)e Rev Honald Fraser,
H, Shaksf.caie. MP . and Can tn Uwyer
h»vc talked i.'iiible samples of turpi
English; but neveftheleM, ve .an imagine wlui thiy intended to ay. The
menca of theii q re relies may be pre
seined na   (s*» .wufH      •]'■". ItLTl 0*
CiTIlOtvs ARB A DrMIACI TO civilization." The 'Colonist" is not the paper
referred to, by tbe Provincial Secrcrary,
t be editor of lhe "Coionist" says. "We
believe the 'Times: has mlsreponed the
■ProrlnCial Secretary's remarks." And
then says, point blank, "It is not true
that a lady cannot venture on the
streets ajnne wiihont being insulted."
In fact the Colonist says to the Provin
cial Secre'ary, "thou hast lied."
It is impossible to understand the
speech makers or the critics. The reporter intended to exhibit the ignorance
of the orators or he is a very ignorant
man. But the editor who says, "thou
hast lied" admits that in Victoria there
are too many saloons, a great many bad
bouses, several opium dens and places
where gamblers resort." To finish the
picture of the city presented by the
orators, Canon Dwyer said, "It stinks."
The Srandard, the Post, and l re Colonist are described by the Times as three
black crows. The Post publishes a list
of the names of persons who keep
ialoons and hotels, and who have been
insulted by the Times. The scribblers
are amusing themselves with mud, but
it is evident they ought lo be at school.
The orators, the editors, and lhe reporters of Victoria are a well-matched lot
who understand the art of roaring. Such
orators and critics never before appeared
on any stage.
Mr. W. Ross, the local immigration
agent, has supplied the local newspapers
with a detailed account of the number of
miles of road completed in the district
of New Westminster. He forgol the
most important part of the report: "All
the new roads are long mud avenues. In
the whole district there is noi one mile
of good road." Will any citizen venture
to say, "I know where you can find half
a mile of good road in the district ?"
We answer, No. Thousands of dollars
have been wasted,but there are no roads I
The Chinese in Victoria have subscribed a large sum for the purpose of
building a brick theatre in lhat cily. It
will be large enough for a thousand persons. The interior wi'l be decorated
with scenes famous in the history of
China. If we could believe lhe newspaper reports published in Victoria, we
should say the Pagans of lhat city are
far superior to the Christians.
The incompetence of Dr. Trew who
acted as coroner, the underhand proceeding of W. D. Ferris, J. P., who acted as district magistrate in a bedroom,
and the gross ignorance of law displayed
by the Attorney-General's deputy in
Court, secured for Rogers, the murderer
of Sterry, the privilege of an adjournment to Victoria. Counsel for the prisoner took advantage of all the flaws, the
folly, and the ignorance of those who are
entrusted with the administraiion of jus-
tice.and succeeded in presenting a strong
case to the judge. Rogers will be tried
at Victoria on the 24th inst. In fact, the
application could not be refused, as the
Attorney-General's deputy, who represented the Crown, made no objection.
In a telegram from Paris to the
"Ooloniet," dated the 11th inst., we
find this extraordinary nows: "A
doctor swallowed pills mado from the
vomit of a deceased porson." An Irishman who road that telegraphic dispatch
exclaimed : "By the hokey, the dead in
Paris are alive. You may be sure that
the dead man who threw up the makin'
of the pills wasn't dead out and out.
One hundred tons of powder were in
the "Western Slope" at Victoria last
Monday, and the people expected an
earthquake. The boat has gone up the
Frazer, and therefore it is quite possible
that the earthquake has been adjourned
to Port Hammond.
The majority of votes have been cast
for Cleveland, but he is not elected, and
will be counted out. Human nature
has not improved at all. At present it
is very like what it was when the houses
of York and Lancaster contended for
the throne of England and covered the
land with blood. The army of officials
who have fattened on corruption in the
United States, will not surrender their
place* in compliance with the order obtained from the ballot box, and therefore
the position is critical. There is the solid
South, and a powerful minority in the
North, to oppose the Northern majority.
At present both sides claim the election,
and it is evident that things are getting
into shape for a first-class row. It appears, by reports published in Republican journals, that the solid South in
vested more money this year in shot
gnna than she paid for agricultural implements. Blaine is unquestionably the
foremost man in America. He is a
statesman, a scholar, an orator of the
first class; and he is ambitious. He
may live to be the American Csesar.
From his home in Maine, on the 7th
JSr-J, to vrrins to the Chairman of the j
National Committee, "1 am advised
thai frauds have been commuted in New
Y"ik State. I believe lhe honest vote
gives a Republican majority, and I demand a lair and honest count."—J G.
Blaine. This old man
the Rubicon and lo
power with the sword
Cleveland, on ihe 6th ns:, :e. eived
congratulatory addresses Irom every
Slate in the Union, and from several
ilai.es in Europe.
A gnat many Republican .nd Pemo-
ratic journals published this week,
contain a detailed statement nf the ex-
pens'-s of Her Majesty's Etojra] house-
bold, and tha scribblen leem In forget
that the money eraaraM in trying to
elect a knave, n fool, or a seducer,
would [my for ten years' KMnses of
the royal household. If a- King happens to be a bad sample of humanity,
it is a consolation to know that we paid
nothing to secure such a prize.
General Butlir in played out; it lias
been clearly proved iliut he worked for
Blaine and entered the lists as hia
friend. The double dealing of the astute General secured the Tammany
vote for Cleveland.
Gameral Carr, llie Republican Secre
lary of Stale, writing from Ubany on
the 7th inst, says, "There is no chaiu
of si eating ihis Stare. I don't propose
to play any Southern game." In rep y,
the Argus says: "No fraudulent method:
to put Blaine into the White House will
be allowed; the men who attempt it will
be killed, and the legal conscquen es of
killing them nill be taken otire of by :he
Democracy of the United Sates,
On the 1st insl. the steamship Bittern
sailed f rom New York for London and
had on boaid 1 £6,000 bushels of wheat
The charge lor freight is eight cents per
bushel. The clear meaning ol this is—
cheap bread and no rein.
The veteran editor of the New York
Freeman's "Journal" says: "Our next
issue will announce the result of the
Presidential contest." When "thnhurly
burly's done" we shall in cold and
measured sentences, tell how vile the
entire contest has been. It would be
unworthy of this "Journal" to have
uttered words of truth that would have
been floated off in the torrent of false
hoods and outrages that have disgraced the nation.
On Tuesday last the Franchiso bill
was read a third time in the House of
Commons. There was no division. The
Lords are alarmed by the. resolution of
the Commons, and therefore the bill
will pass the Upper House in solemn
The London "Standard," in a brilliant leading article ou the death of
Mr. A. M. Sullivan, late editor of the
Dublin "Nation," declares him to have
been a perfect gentleman and an able
scholar, distinguished for the purity of
his motives. The writer refers to other
Irish leaders. Of Smith O'Brien lie
says, "He was a simple unealculating
Irish gentleman, proud of his descent
from a long lino of ancient kings, and
claiming, in virtue of that descent, to
ba the leader of his countrymen Tlie
leader of today is very unlike him.
Mr. Parnell is cautious to the limits of
timidity, careful of his personal position, tho most frigid of speakers, and
the sternest of disciplinarians. He is a
leader unknown, and unknowable, even
by those who appear to have the greatest claim on his confidence. Coldly
contemptuous of the advances of those
on whose services lie most depends, he
rules in virtue of the absence of every
impulse and every quality which is traditionally ascribed to the Irish nature."
If tliat is a true description nf Mr.
Parnell we can assure our readers that
ho will not always bo "tlie king of
Davitt, the Irish agitator, has been
up in the highlands of Scotland urging
tho crofters to resist the lairds. It is
reported in London that ho took with
him $30,000, subscribed by the Irish
in Aurtralia and America, and that he
distributed that large sum amongst tlio
Highlanders to aid them in resisting
tho demands for rent.
In a country ruled by Wisdom such
a man as Davitt could not appear at all
as a leader The steam engine is the
great modern head centre; it will equalize the value of land, and in a few years
the payment of rent in Europe will be
on impossibility. The steam engine
puffed Davitt to a high place in public
At Belfast Lord Dufferin was received as a king. For a day the hot
headed Irish forgot all their petty-
quarrels. Protestants, Presbyterians,
Roman Catholics and Jews were there
to honour "the great earl" who stands
nearly as high in public estimation as
silken Thomas, the great earl of Kildare.
The orangeman and the Fenian shook
hands and shouted in chorus, long live
the Viceroy of India, and then they
sung "God save tbe Queen."
A telegram from Paris to London
dated the 11th inst. The cholera is
raging inParis and the sisters of charity
have all volunteered to act as nurses.
The churches have been turned into
hospitals and the Bisters are permitted
to act as Provisional directors and
leaders of the fearless bands who are
ready to meet the terrible invader that
has entered the city.
The preliminaries to a peace negotiation with China have been concluded.
The United Statea to assess damages.
It is pretty certain that John Chinaman will have to pay heavy damages.
But is it fair play to rob a Pagan!
C. P. R. Extension.—The C. P. B.
Syndicate have decided on building an extension of their line from Toronto, Ont., to
Detroit Mich., palling through the most
thickly settled and molt productive portion
ol tbe Province of Ontario. Thil will bring
the C. P. R. in active competition with the
Qrank Trnnk and Canada Southern roada,
and will immensely benefit the towns of
Chatham, Windsor, St Thomas, Ingersoll,
and London. The policy of the company ia
undoubtedly progressive' and the completion
of the line through tins Province will bt
prodnctive eif immense and hunting good
We don't know whether the land at
Burrard Inlet has  been   given to Van
in is ready to cross  u . „ ...  .,      ,,        , .   .
,.   '     ,    .   1 Home & Co., with the obiect of mdu-
keep  his  parlv in 1 ' ■'
Cing   them   to   extend   the railway to
English Bay, but we don't think it.
Th" reasons for doubting the consummation, of such a piece of public robbery, are many ; some few of them we
may mention.     In the first place, there
is no precedent for sueh an act, and it
would be illegal and of no avail.    Sikh
an alienation   of   thn   public   property
would have no limit; the land, on the
same principle, might be given to anyone, and for any purpose, which would
be quite unjustifiable.    The   company
will not extend the line, even  if they
accept the land —which is highly impro
liable, ns it would be taken from them
again —until it suited their convenience
and tliat would not be for a number of
years.    The difficulties with which they
have   to contend in   raising   sufficient
funds to complete the main line, are so
great,   thai  anything   involving addi
tional outlay would not bo  permitted.
The continuation of the line, Mr. Van
Home's statement  notwithstanding, is
unnecessary, and   so   far from   being
likely  to increase  the  company's  income, would be a Bource  of increasing
expenditure for thn,  future, for which
they would have no recompense.     The
Harbor at, English  bay could only l.e
made available at an enormous expense,
and then would be  unsafe  at  certain
seasons of the year,   consequently large
steamers would always go to Port Moo
dy, and steamers are the only  kind  of
vessels that are likely to be connected
with the railway.    But it is useless en
larging on this portion of  the  subject:
the objections to the extension   are so
self evident.    The present Government
mny be infatuated enough to convey the
land, but they will not remain long en
ough in power to   legislate upon  the
conditions under which it is held ;   the
result would be   that  the succeeding
Government would impose such conditions as to make the land worthless to
the company, even if the transfer would
hold water.    The extension  forms no
part of the Canadian Pacific  Railway,
as already  declared   by   the.   Federal
Government, hence, the transfer would
be to a private  company,  and subject
to such conditions as the Local Parliament might consider proper.      Supposing that the company obtained the land
under what they  considered  favorable
terms, they would require to float bonds
on the pretense that English Bay would
be made the terminus; but, who would
buy them ?   They eould not sell   them
in the United States because much better securities are now unsaleable in that
country ; and they could not sell them
in England because all   the facts are
known, and  such  securities would  be
laughed at.     It is well known in England,    for instance,   that the   Graving
Dock and the Naval Station are to he
at Port Moody, and that English Bay,
False Creek, aud Coal Harbor will  be
untenable in case of an attack  from a
foreign foe.   It is well known at Lloyds
that Port Moody is  perfectly  safe  in
every   respect,   but   that   in   utormy
weather,   none   of    the   other  placeB
is   safe    for   ships.       How   anyone
in   his    senses     could    believe   that
any   extension   would  be made, or if
made, would bo of   any  use,  appears
vory droll to us.    But there is another
phase to the  matter,   with  respect  to
the giving away of the reserves, which
seems to have been  carefully  ignored,
not only by the Local Government, but
by everyone connected  with the  Coal
Harbor speculation.     There is a  large
number of persons who have taken up
land around English Bay and the vicinity, who  have expended  considerable
sums in occupation and improvement,
and who  must  be  either   paid   handsomely to vacate the lands, or who will
raise a very  serious  obstacle to their
transfer.    It is not to be supposed for
a moment that these men  will  tamely
allow themselves to be deprived of their
lands, to suit tho  convenience  of the
Coal Harbor ring, or a speculative Government.   Proceedings would be instituted by them, if they were not  handsomely paid, to prevent any transfer, or
to contest its legality if it were  made.
It must always be remembered that the
Dominion Government hat nothing to
do with any possible disposal  of   the
land ;   that any company, be it the Canadian  Pacific  Railway Company, or
any other, would be subject to the law
as fully as any private individuals, and
that they would be made to pay sweetly
for every inch of land they required at
a possible terminus st  or near English
Looking   at   the matter from
every point of view, we cannot believe
that Van Home had any other object
than using the Coal Harbor speculation
to terrify Port Moody property holders
into an occommod ting  mood.      Railway companies have been known to use
their privileges to coerce reluctant landholders to sell at their own price, or to
give them the land they desire;   but
tbey cannot do that in the case referred
to; any pretense of changing the terminus is too thin.
Those of our citizens who remember
the agitation of sixteen or seventeen
years ago, muat now be completely convinced of what wc then stated ; that
reaponsibleGovernment in thia Province,
would subject the people to the rule and
cirruption of a few irresponsible political adventurers, who might, by deft
trickery (like honest John's) climb into positions for which they were wholly
unlit, but which they could turn to per
H01.nl profit. There can be no doubt
but that a large section of our citizens
were opposed to the responsible Government scheme, because they had the
sense to see through the flimsy arguments of its supporters, and because they
had property to tax. This section, unfortunately, formed the minority ; they
were outvoted by those who had nothing
to lose, and who hoped to secure comfortable berths at the public expense,
or fat contracts equally at the cost of
the ill-starred tax-payer. Whatever
the experience may have been before
the advent of the honest J»hn Government, these predictions have been clearly fulfilled by the men who aro atpres-
occupyingtho places of Ministers ; they
do not know, and they don't desire to
know, how to govern. They are. the
Government, and they are so, not by
the choice of the people, but by their
own manipulation. Tlie Attorney
General worked the upiier country by
assuring tho people there that the
whole of the revenue was being expended to build a Graving Dock, which
must, in course of timo, bring ruin to
British Oolumbia. This baseless statement was called in question by the
House, and the Attorney General was
forced to eat his own words. Honest
John managed bis constituents in this
district by loading the public revenue
with his (.outers and hangers on, and by
giving away the people's money for useless roads, because it suited a few
staunch supporters. When these facts
aro brought clearly before the House,
we cannot imagine the representatives,
particularly those from the mainland, to
be such traitors or dolts, as to support
impostors like the present Ministry.
Imagine a road which has already cost
fourteen thousand dollars and on which
at least ten thousand dollars additional
must be expended, to make it passable,
between this city and Granville, which
was wholly uncalled for, in the present
state of the public revenue and the existing population, but which made the
way easy to the Provincial Secretary's
land at English Bay, whereas, tie road
to the real and only terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railway, was grudged
about four thousand dollars, although
this city was deriving the only benefit
which the vicinity of the railway could
confer on New Westminster, from
Port Moody. But then, Port Moody
was a rival to English Bay, and must
be discouraged—crushed if possible—
in order that a market might be created
for the Provincial Secretary's land.
The astute Ministers give away sixty
thousand acres of most valuable land
for a road through Eagle Pass. What
thu object or aim of our valuable Minsters could have been, if either or both
were not corrupt, we aro nt a loss to
discover, sinde the road was a part of
the railway contractor's business and
with which the people of British Columbia had not the remotest concern.
But, supposing for a moment thnt the
people of this Province had any inter
est or obligation in making thn road,
the road, as it is now, is perfectly worthless. The scows on the lakes cannot
be called a road, supposing, whioh iB
highly probable, that they answer all
the purpose for the traffic likely to pass
over it, and, hence, the road is not required, and the public property waB
thrown away in paying for its construction. But we insist, that had the road
been properly constructed aud carried
through or over the obstacles, to avoid
which the lakes were utilized by means
of scows, sixty thousand acres was too
much by one half, so that to ell appearance there was some very gross corruption. But to crown this shocking
transaction, the Premier goes up to examine the road in person—at the public expense—and returns to report the
road quite satisfactory. There is a limit
to everything, and our honeBt John
Government will find that there is a
limit to the patience of the people, the
forbearance of members and the outraging of common decency. This Government will not be allowed to get
away with the ordinary parliamentary
chastisement; their skins are thick,
their pockets are full, and they care
nothing for that But a more searching enquiry must be made ; men cannot be allowed to assume duties for
which they are unfit, with merely personal profit in view.
Uiitn Mabci's Bibesfoiiu'i Assault on tue
• KoiTOB or Vanity Fair.
The examination of Lord Mareui Beresford
on the chirge of assaulting Mr. Thomas Gib-
sou Howies, editor of "Vanity Fair," at the
office of that paper, took place recently, and
resulted iii his lordship's committal (or trial.
The evidence of the plaintiff showed that
Lurrl Marcus ctught n Tart&r in the encounter. He had urn. fully plumed his attack,
upon Mr. Bowlei, tud hid waited in t carriage in front of the "Vanity Fair" office for
the editor's appearanco. When the latter
came out upon the Mile walk Ixird Marcus
took him by surprise and struck him upon
the note. After this first surprise, Mr.
Bowlet laid, hit lordthip received a thrashing.
Tht quarrel waa caused by tbe publication in "Vanity Fair" of tome tevere stricture! upon Lord Marcus Bereiford'i crarduct
is trustee for Mrs. Trevelyan, the separated
wife of Col. Trevelyan, who formerly commanded a crack cavalry regiment. Mia.
Trevelyan it a relative of the Earl of Eg-
inont, and of scores of other members of the
English nobility, but she becamo tddicted to
drink and Col. Trevelyan put hor aside. He
did not teek a divorce, but he executed a
deed uf trust settling upon her about $1500
a year, and appointing Lord Marcus Beret-
ford her trustee. Mrs. Trevelyan haa since
gone from lad to worse, haa been before the
police courts, and hat been iu jail and iu the
workhouse. One of her excuses hat been
that her allowance had not beou paid to her
lor a long time, and that her pitiful appeals
to Ixird Marcus Kcresford hod been in vain.
All these charges have beon published fr >m
time to time in "Vanity Fair, but the culminating point wat reached when that pancr
published an anonymous letter attacking
.Lord Marcus with a degree of vituperation
never shown in the editorial columns, and
directly intimating there had been a time
whtu be bad treated Mrs. Trevelyan with
the reverie of neglect. This waa the immediate cauat of nil lordship'i assault upon
tbe editor.
In court hit counsel declaimed againat the
meanness of publishing anonymous charges
against a gentleman, but the tables were
turned, and a tremendous sensation was
caused when the Earl of Egmont testified
thst he waa the author of the anonymous
letter, and that he waa responsible for every
assertion it contained.
Tn new depot at Yale Is about completed, ami tbe one at Lytton ia will under way.
The company are alto erecting a station
building at Barm's Reach.
B. C. Directory tor 1884-5.— William
Wolz, general agent for the 1884-5 Directory
of British Columbia, arrived last Wednesday
and will canraas the lower mainland. The
new work will be a ipleudid book for reference. Aside from fresh and accurate descriptions of all the various districts throughout
British Columbia, it will contain the names,
occupations, and P. O. addresses of over 10,*
000 persons residing in the Province. The
Toronto "Mail" says it is the best directory
in the Dominion. Price of book $1.60 per
copy.    Subscribers' names in Wge types.
Murray Strut, I'ort Mooot.
M. HESLOP, - - Proprietor
A complete stock of
Drugs and Patent Medicines
mXMPrescriptions carefully dispensed.
Land   Surveyors
OFFICE: Front Street, New Westminster,
Opposite ti 1'. N.   Co.'s  Wharf.
r, o. box 61.
Valuable Town Lots I
First-class Workna iskip Gnranteed
Eaolb Oaks Shjx,
D.B.BMIT, Proprietor.
Just Received !
*T"HK  UNl'KRSK'NED   respectfully lu-
■■•     forms the citizens of I'ort Moody ind
vicinity thss lie l,as just received a large
ami varied assortment of seitouiblt
Boots and Shoes
Etc.,  Etc.,
Which can bs bought at Reasonable
Vegetables and Fruits
Real Estata Agents and
Telephone Building,
Port Moody.
New Westminster BC.
Gents' Furnishing
Wt hive tht finest assortment of
Casimeres,  Diagonals,
From $20.00, at Short Notice.
Good Fit Guaranteed.
Jlressmaking *& Millinery
Hardware, Faints mid Oils,
witb parties building, to mpply
them vith all material in tht abovt-named
Orders by Telephone or Stagi attended to
vith promptness.
. . t ^ort iHnobi} ©ojrttf.
jgDAY. .NOVEMBER 15, 1884.
Tl 1—- -    Tatl«.
url*- ■ stood . js * Wednw lays,6-38 p.m
Irti-M Tu- *)»•/*. *V Timi-inyn. 6*00».in
Mb •rrtTM every Friday 6r38|..m
p 1--.VSS avery Saturday ft.00».m
I enttrliu-  train**  wit  -nt tickets, at
D,f» Hck*»u ara •old. «   1 be>ttti)ert to
ti] Cliurit *et "i VwUiS.
*-tiu.* t-tblfu tske effect en baturday,
um' U J. HANKY.
•prtHK. On.'l Bup«.
gge'l   M«DAg«r. J*11
ilop your clock — Coons Cough
rtevner "Adelaide" arrived from New
niter on Tuesday afternoon, with a
general freight. She discharged at
rdonU Hotel wharf.
litop your barking — Coon's Cough
S. "Mutine" left for Eaquimalt on
morning.     The  officers had  very
ocms  in their   sport  on the  Pitt
Moodt is so distresaiugly healthy,
Langis has removed to New West-
and now occupies a handsome suite
iments at the new Colonial Hotel.
*ad me once, it will again — Coon's
Ms Watson conducted tho religious
on Sunday last,   in presence of a
aflregstion.    The day  was  bright
Department of Education has caused
aceJ In the Port Moody school, a leery tine maps. A large new black-
u also heen added to the school ap*
John Murray. Sr., is completing the
etiong of a substantial plank walk to
liilence at Rocky Point. When
I, it will make a delightful promenade
id being a great convenience,
it in tbe neck," with Coon's Cough
<sq the popular votes of the fifteen
itial elections, including and since
ity years), examination proves that
f the fifteen Presidents elected did
live the majority of the popular votes.
lington National Republican.
ore no pay—Coon's Cough Syrup.
eak occurred in the machinery of
mg & Burr's saw mil', on Tuesd iy,
by a tog falling upon the large saw.
uge done was not very great, but
suspended for several days.
titall Round House and Coon's Cough
d Port Moody.
J. H. Dunn, of the American Gro-
', has been confined to his bed thia
inffcrin-g from an abdominal tumor
tVup treated the case successfully, and
w Is convalescing rapidly.
•vuemc^ it the new name for a mess
teIepI.0M.-3t is derived from two
words, maniug **"yi»g- telling,
itauce," wl*-e telephone is to "send
■earn shod, with 60 men and GO hot-
loon's Coign Syrup next week.
remits ■ judicious advertising in the
ire plainly apparent to Mr. Coon,
icKperidiiiTod a perfect co-.i-.ih syrup
■* the present week. We have
■■ remoily au.l tind it U) bo all that it*
I ted.
A, J. Hill, C. K., has been engaged
>k in completing the survey of Clarke
•>i.*l Munay, streets, from Douglas
)the we item boundary of Lot 202.
lotion this portion of those streets
•Ukt'l olTanu the street lines clearly
a private source it lias boen learned
d diggings, have  been discovered nn
*!iin Kiver, a confluent of tiie Skeeoa.
1 spccimcna have been shown, and as
$') to the pan taken op already.    A
ill to the new digging-* ia expected
opportunity for n gentleman with a
pital to invest in Coou'eCough Syrup
Crushed.--Conductor Chas. Wil
'ell known In Port Moody, met with
snt at Gray's Landing on Tuesday
e wat in charge of a logi^iug train,
le the train was being loaded, Wil
d one of his f«ut badly crushed by a
^g upon it.
uw Uv-aFE.—Oh Thursday morning,
imed J. S. Deane, one of Read's
rang, fell off the train just this tide
Its? Bridge; but being slightly
•tne you so." ho entirely eecaped in*
' soon as the accident was discovered
was stopped, and the man went on
mend with his gang.
(|1, a middle-aged lady, fond of ehil-
tmy Coon's Cough Syrup.
family of Mr. Little, foreman at
Bg A. Burr's sawmill, consisting of
'« and three children, arrived from
Chatham to Victoria viathe Northern
■Height days. Mr. Little has been
3- oiPort Moody for some months
•* proper kind of timber to make
torn of when Port Moody becomes
* coming down tbe Une on his
w. on Monday lost, Mr. Ed. J.
N with his revolver a very fine
•*k. whioh wm regaling itself on
"■ou in one of the small streams near
H-itlan. The bird was brought to
*dy and presented to AdmiralBaird
■S. ,,Mntino,"by Mr. Thain.
*'arm, night before lost, woe caused
ry of "one more bottle of Coon's
agang have completed the work of
'w a fence along the railway reserve,
'^pected tbe fence will be erected
next week. It extends about
1 west of the wharf, and that is
'ot-ar Coal Harbor as the line will
Mr. Read is now preparing ground
tpa-eka, to be need by the steam
the summit
' bottle warranted of Coon's Cough
V» Aoo»E»r.*^nWedneedor last,
•*- train conveying Hon. J. Trutch
Y» jumped tha track near Spepatrm,
u-«" above Spenoe's Bridge. The
***** were badly shaken up, bnt no
•JJ"*- with the exception of L. B.
* E., who jumped from the car
**d numerous   onto  ud braises
rt**? she «t«--Ooc*si't^>rc^h 8yrup.
Tin: RoOUD Bon-sg.-— II -n. J. Trutch ami
■mite, Marco* Knith. V Jennings, and I. B.
Brophy, fioiarninont '-mziueers, arrived in
Port Moody ou Sunday last. On Monday
morning tlie party ImpsTtod the railway hue
from the wharf tu Queen street, and took
special tram for the upper country. It has
been learned from Mr. Trutc'i that the ere -
tion of round houRes at Port Moody wi!' ba
proceeded with 'lining tiie present wmt* i —
indeed, the preliminary Work will be gone
on with immediately.
J. B. Imy snd wife, of Tacoma, who
visited Port Moody and purchased property
here last spring, returned on Saturday laat
to take up pfmtnwt  Itsidsnoc here.     Mr.
Spring m a contractor and builder, and ,h at
present engaged iu eruettug a temporary
building for anouHconthecornerofnarkeand
Pacific street j, which will bt supplanted hy
a more substantial structure the coming
spring. Men like Mr. Spring are a valuable
addition to any community and we extend to
him and hia lady a right hearty welcome.
. Tax Nik am Sii(»vki„—The long expe-L d
arrival of this machine, and the muuy ilisap-
poiiitnieuts experi'iiced in eoonecti m therewith, are now nearly over. Preparations
are now bcinu made ft>r ita arrival, by tbe
building of a sidetrack and spur out near tlie
summit, and we have it from reliable authority that the shovel will be at wurk in
that vii-inity in two or three weeks, at tlie
furthest. It Is also quite probable that the
shovel will he employed in clearing off nnd
grading the site for the round house, and  In
fireparing the ground on the railway resene
or the reception of the numerous sidings to
be need In connection therewith.
Local Biuekh.—Mom, Coon & Madill
havo built a substantial plank-walk from the
railway line to tho  buck  of their stores on
Clarke street Messrs. Jordan & Kilby are
erecting a dwelling on Lot No. 9,  Block 4,
Murray estate The incorporation move
ment Is afoot again, and a meeting to discuss
the question was held iu the school-room last
night.    We will (jive a report next issue	
Mr. F. B. Logan is slashing soma lots on the
Murray property....There have been several
eastern capitalists seeking investments in
town this week....There was another large
Blide near the wharf on Monday morning
last....Miss MagjB-ie Murchie is attending
High School in VV estminster.
Tuk action of the New Westminster pe<
pie, in demanding that the murderer Hogers
be sent up for trial at tho assizes first ensu
ing, showed a worthy determination to see
justice done tothe murdered man. We have
never sympathized with tho usual outcry
against an occasional lynching. It seems no
harm where the guilty deed is fresh and nor
rible, and knowledge of the culprit sure aud
cert in, to allow the people to follow the
crime with summary vengeance. We would
no , as a general thing, encourage mob action, but it is not always best to restrain it.
There have been murders in British Columbia where lynching* would have been the
best possible means of preventing like crimes
in the future.
Arrival ot H. M. S. "MlTHlfl."—This
fine ship of war arrived at Pert Moody on
Sunday afternoon last, and cast anchor in
mid stream juat off the railway wharf. The
"Mutine" had juBt returned from Tacoma,
where sho had gone with Admiral Lyons,
who is now on his way to England, and nt
the same port she took aboard Admiral Baird
who is now in charge of the North Pacific
sijuadron. The object ofthe visit to Port
Moody was merely one of pleasure, the
officers having been attracted thitherward
bv the fine shooting to be had iu the vicinity.
The Admiral joined the party of Hon. Mr.
Trutch, and proceed up the line ou Monday
morning, while a number -t' tho officers
secured a hand-cnr and went for a hunt on
the Pitt Meadows. The arrival of the
"Mutine" created quite a stir in Port Moody
and during her stay many of our citizens
took occasion to visit the ship nnd inspect
thu different death dealing appliances which
are used in tlie greatest navy in the world,
Every courtesy was shown hy both officers
uud men tu visitors, and the neat and tasty
appearaneo of everything aboard was a suL
ject of general admiration. The "Mutine"
carries six large muzzle loading rilled
canon, two Norduufcltgiui-*-, twoUatling gun*1,
whits all tho seamen and marines aboard are
armed with Martini-Henry rifles and sword
hayuni'ts. The ship carriui besides a full
complement of olfieers, 112 seamen antl a
detachment of 82 marines.
An Unhealthy City.—Although no
mention lias been made ofthe fact by the
Victoria papers, that city is nt present a
perfect hot-lied of disease. Typhoid fever
and diphtheria prevail to an Manning ext-nt
and we me proving lata I in many eiisca.
Under date of Nov. !*, a gkutletuan m Port
Moody received a letter from a relative in
Victoria, in which is the f< Mowing statement: Bight new eases of typhoid were reported yeetenlay morning I tell you, the
place is nothing but sickness. To-day thnie
were six funerals, aud there arc three to take
place lo-jnorrow." Tho state- *.f affairs is
due entirely to neglect on the part ofthe
civic authorities, who have allowed filth to
aucumulatoin thestreetmintil I he atmosphere
has become laden with tho germs of disease.
The water supply of the city is also impure
being impregnated with decayed vegetable
matter, while the only "svsleu,'' of sewage
ooHseosets by the city eoniial in open drains
along eneh aide of the streets, through which
is conveyed all tho overflow from sinks and
cess*pool** throughout the city. It is a pity
toseea city with line natural advantigea,
such as are possessed hy Victoria, allowed
to become the seat of virulent diseases,
through the culpable neglect, or ignorance,
or both, of those in authority. The newspapers, also, will be sadly remiss in their duty
to the people, if they do not call attention
to the •a*4*> ol affuti-ii ami *]unioad nn immediate and complete reform—no mutter at
what cost.
Port Moody Literary Society.—Pursuant to announcement, a meeting of those interested in the formation of .a Literary Society in Port Moody, convened at the Court
House on Saturday evening last. There
were about twenty gentlemen present. Col.
Hamilton occupied the chair, and after the
object of the meeting had been announced,
and tho subject pretty generally discussed,
the Committee appointed at a former meeting to draft constitution and by-laws, handed
in the results of their deliberations. These
wero road, and, with a few unimportant alterations, adopted. Tho hooks were then
opened, and fifteen persons came forward and
ligned the constitution. The election of officers was then proceeded with, with the following result: President, A. Meniue ; Vice-
President, R. B. Kelly ; Critic, Col. P. S.
Humilton ; Secretary, F. B. Logan ; Asst-
Seeretary. L. A. McLerie ; Treasurer, D. B.
Grant; Sergeant-at -Arm's, £. A. Sharpe.
The newly elected officers then took their
respective places, and aft : the President
bad delivered a short address, committees
were appointed to secure a suitable room for
tbe holding of meetings, and to arrange a
programme for the meeting this {Saturday)
evening. The society has been formed for
the purposes of moral, social, and intellectual
improvement; and it is the intention to
meet weekly for the discussion of subjects of
popular interest, and to hear readings, recitations, addresses and musical selections
from the local talent of Port Moody. The
entrance fee is only 2J5c\, and tl ^ monthly
dues 50c. Ladies will be admitted free, and
a general invitation is extended to our citizens to attend the meetings and identify
themselves with the association. For the
present the meetings will be free to all, and
we can imagine no more pleasant or profitable manner of spending a winter evening,
than in listening to the excellent programme
which we tut assured will be presented at
•aob meeting.
NKW  ..;; TMr.-ii.R AJHIZK8.
(Before Mr. Justice McCreight.)
At 11 o'clock on Wednesday, bis Lo*il.)iij>
took his seat ou tbe be'i.li,   the   •'juimisaum
I wus   read,   and   the  undernamed ffmsmmOMtO
' were sworn -m the Oraad Jury :
Hugh Boyd, w. If. Burr, J. H Ooallfcari.
Alex. Kwt*n, Daniel Johnston, John Kirk-
laud, Tho*. Levi, UnrttvoLsTJOT. T. A. LiM-
law, W. H. LMBoTj John Maxw-II, Jona
than Keece, Alexander RoOOt, c id William
They elected John Kirk land to be their
Hi** J. .nlship : -Mr. WoromOttfOO)dgOOU»
meu of lhe Uraad .iury : Tour iinlii-tni'-nU
will Ik* laid before you. Une of them ooo-
tain.s a very wTunis accusation. Iu *t,e rase
of the t>ue'-n against Kod'*-rs it will be
proved to you by fin-man Etoberti that tie
licard the pistol shoU and nw Rodgm with
a pistol in his hand ut the dour i.f thi- room
where tlo lead body uf Win. Sterry wax lf<*
terwsrds found, lie will alio prove that the
pittol Waa painted at lum by Charle* Bo*
gels. His Lordship pointed clearly tu tl.c
diflerei e between muni, .and u.analangliter,
ami believed thero could be no difficulty in
finding ■ bill against Charles Rogers. Trie
ease, said his Lordship, against Cawley und
Pierce, is one which should never bavt baan
brought before your notieo. In the ease of
the lt»ueen .igaititt Wilson, of Chilliwlnvk,
it api>cani that he put a fence a^rts the
road, Lhat Mr. Chadsey went to pull down
the fence, and that Mr. Wilson pointed a gun
at him. Mr. Chadsey, in attempting to re-
muve an obstruction ou the p< blio toad, was
engaged in doing a duty that any aul-ject of
Her Majesty had a right to do. Pointing a
gun at another man is a very serious oflanoOs
even though tho person ho! ling the gun ii.nl
no intention to shoot. Vou should find a hill
so that thu quo-ition of right may be decided
and whether the road wus aud is a puhlic
highway or not. Asa Grand Jury you have
a right to present any person for committing
a nuisance, or anything that exists in the
district which ii a public nuisan>e.
Tlie Grand Jury retired, and Mr. Bole presented his Lordship with a certificate by Dr.
Loftus Mclnnes, whieh was evidence to show
that Mr. Anthony Melody U unwell, and
that his attendance ou thu Jury would he
dangerous to his health. Mr. Melody was
permitted to go home.
Another juror wished to be excused ; he
was deaf.
His Lordship (iu a low tone) :—Do you
hear me!
Juror :—Very badly, my Lord.
His Lordship :—I think you hear very
Mr. Bole :—We can present your Lordship
with a doctor's certificate.
His Ixmiship :—You bad better do so.
A Chinaman charged with petty larceny
was discharged.
It was now twenty minutes to twelve and
the Court adjourned until 1 o'clock.
At ten minutes past one the Grand Jury
entered the Court and presented true bills ;
one against Charles Rogers for wilful murder, and the other against Ah Dune for an
The Attorney General's deputy:—! propose to have Charles Rogers arraigued. I
have been served with notices by counsel
for the prisoner, that it is their iutentiou to
move for an adjournment until the next assizes. If the case goes on I shall move that
the trial take place to-morrow morning, so
that tho Jury may not be locked up all
Mr. McColl:—In this case, my Lord, on
behalf of the prisoner, I propose that the
cose .shall be adjourned until the next As
An affidavit of tlie prisoner wns read. He
stated thut he believed he could not have a
tair trial at this Assize*, because puhlic
opinion was prejudiced and entirely against
John McRobcrts, a tailor, employed as instructor in the Penitentiary, swears that it
would be impossible for Charles Rogers to
obtain a fair trial at this Assizes, in coiige-
q ence of the present state of public
The affidavit of Am;us McColl was read.
He says :—I am counsel tor Charles
Rogers. The verdict of till Coroner's Jury
says, "We suppose that William Sterry
came by his death iu eonsei]netic_* of
wounds inflicted on him by wharles Rogers.
The OOODJel for the prisoner stated also that
thoir clerk waited on Mr. Ferris, who adjourned the hearing of the case until Monday, and that Mr. Ferris stated the adjournment was made with the consent of Mr.
Bole, who was then employed as counsel for
the Crown. The people were greatly excited;
they threatened to lynch tbe prisoner, and
the governor had  to  make   preparations  to
resist any attempt at violeace. Copies of
tho (it;..Ri»i.-\N, ('olniii'i.fiii, Purl Mootltf
fr'nzt't/e, and CofonUt, were prnduccj, and
Mr. MoCoO read extracts from Ouoh to show-
that public opinion was greatly excited.
The affidavit Went on to show that the
newspapers named circulated largely through
tlie district, and that such opinions would
most assuredly influence the jurors.
Mr. McColl -How 1 submit, my lord, that
there is evidence sufficient CO show that an
excited feeling exists against the prisoner.
Although lie stands iu tliat dock accused of
murder, he mu**.t be regarded as innocent
until he ij proved to he guilty. The jury
should be impartial, and I submit that a
jury chosen from the people who have been
reading these papers, cannot be called an
impartial jury. A trial, under the eireum-
ataneo**', would be, to use an expression used
by one of the editor*., a solemn farce. The
learned counsel quoted from the law to show
that the trial should take place where the
prisoner ootlld havo a fair trial. The witnesses are persons employed in the penitentiary, and thero is no reason to suppose that
they will absent themselves at the trial next
Tho Attornoy-General's Deputy—I am
aware that the trial will be adjourned if
your lordship believes that the evidence
given by Mr. McColl is sufficient. I would
suggest that in case there is an adjournment,
that the cose should be heard at Nauaimo or
Victoria; or that a special Assize should be
held in New Westminster. It would appear
to mo that if your lordship wishes to adjourn
tho case it should be tried at Victoria, I,
too, believe that "delays are dangerous,"and
I do not think the case should be adjourned
until next spring. If your lordship wishes
to adjourn the case, I would suggest that the
case be tried at Victoria.
Mr. McColl—I had no instructions, no
notice of the Attorney-General a intention to
make those suggestions. The prisoner is not
in a position to secure the services of advocates to go to Victoria. If tho Attorney-
General's deputy wishes to move for a change
of venue, he is at liberty to do so.
A juror—"May it please your lordship—"
The Sheriff—"Sit down, sir."
HU lordship quoted from the law to show
that if a change of venue were demanded by
the Crown, the costs should be paid by the
Crown, and said:
The affidavits presented by the counsel for
the prisoner have not been contradicted by
the Crown. It is important that there should
be no doubt that the prisoner had a fair trial.
Attorney-General's Deputy—If your lordship adjourns the case to Victoria, you are
authorised by the Act to give an order for
the additional costs to be paid by the Crown.
His lordship—The application before me
is to adjourn the case until the next Assizes.
The juror—"My lord, I have a right to
speak. He was hauled down by the police,
and turned out of tbe Court House.
Mr. McColl would wiah to have the further hearing of the case adjourned until tomorrow morning.
The Attorney -General's deputy wished to
have the case disposed of now, so that he
might return to Victoria in the morning.
The case was, at his request, adjourned
until 8 o'clock tme evening.
Ah Dune, cmitfka with assault ott Robert
p. ■ itn Bingham, at ChiUiwhack, was p
En tm* does, end i petit ji i y was sworn.
it will be
proved that three gentlemen   ran down  ih.
* raad aad were put .uedby the Chuisiiiian w,,
an. uul ted Cunningham.
|     Boheti Cunniiighitm,  awurn  -He  was n
lainri  d I* bra the in.i-.-i-.traU-at CUiUwna *.
'The learned .Attorney looked Earthed
-ui n    of   this   niluiM taken  baton . sitweys «what
magistrate at thilhwhark.a::.! couM :,,t , lands atdl be band -
them). Pr wiier strack me a li«bt blow wi ■     ufcrmnftl -      • now ha
astick.    Dr. aeadk waa prut, sad at    •     North weal U uot fai
Ult.     I wo* returning i-ML a - on.*, tt m :   •    \. « , . .,   .-       .,   ,_.,..   ,,,.,„,,*, ■„..., , .,
Cunrrtai lOoclook,and paaesdbythe. \  a   i,..^,. . ,... , , a.r.,...,
lumaiis tabiii: the prieoau pen-sued n, IJOQ  i lid it ,-.\ m0u .poi) and Un . M .
will..:.? ioj    tsana • at ■• fair Sold i nd b
favoi.    Tha   .\orth-U'■ t-t has no i.-:ht   t    h
liidini ofthe C   p.   Ic.
a:.-l vjtd t ;■ ■(-oj.-tm '. ".    -.'.ii branch
» mo kd i h''S b --ii r- ooopc 1 t >r etp -■ dilates
in ide -jit any bronchos .-if that  rud.     J.-i
I by the
ho] • -4 i .   reli .1 oi
y.'ud**.: ] wai not  a-t BOod a  rumt»r
.:• t     Lot all - urn ■
■ »lheih, and   «a-« overtaken ly pit^ouer, w.io | .„,   ,   ,
struck im-. oared  bran b  railwa s w-11   be built
Mi. McColl reveeentsd the prisoner and: sbou Isnea to supslj all want*.'
cross txaiuiii'-d the witn-
WitaeSJ    I w'tuj not in :   A I'lrno* at that
late houi, -soaring Iron tlie ooonert tothe
hot-1. I beUtve some person* were tii- rwh .
stones at prisoner1! house, and that he mistook na for one of thun.
Mr. MoCofl I am authorized by Mr. Cun
ningham to say ho does not arm to proceed
with tiiis case.
'lhe prisoner was dUehSsfgatl
His f>>rdi.hip - It Is a great pity tbe n i ■>
trate.H had not disposed of this ones 1-1 C llU
whack. .Sending hucIi oaaee bate and putlog
the counirv to useless expense  is not right.
At 4 o'efock Charles Rogers was placed in
tbe dock, and Mr. hole, representing tho
citizen?, ad.ires-t-d his Lords) Ip
"My Lord," said the learned coumel,
"The Mayor. Senator Mc'nnes, and Mr. .las
Junniugharn, M. P. P., have sworn affidavits which 1 beg to present to your Lord
The Attorney Oene l's Deputy appeared
to approve of this pr ; ding, and Mr. Bole
continued :
"The isiue in this case is whether it shall
go on at this Assizer, be adjourned to Vic*
toria, or to the next Assizes bere."
Mr. McColl : I object to this interference.
The very fact of these affidavits coming from
the citizens shows how deep the feeling is
against the prisoner.
The Attorney General's deputy proceeded
to read the deposisition of the Mayor of New
Mr. McColl:—I object to the reading of
that affidavit ; it in informal.
His Lo dship:—It is informal.
Attorney C-uneral's deputy :—The further
hearing of the case is fixed for 8 o'clock
His Lordship:—Yes ; and I hope that
every proceeding will then be conducted in
proper form.
The Grand Jury, at half-past four o'clock
entered Court, and the Foreman, addressing
his Lordship, said i In the case of the Queen
against Pierce and another we find no bill,
Iu the case of the Queen against John Wilson, a true bill on the second count.
Mr. McColl l—My Lord, in the case of
Wilson, I alialt apply for an adjournment.
The defendant ignorautly supposed that he
could give evidence in his own defence, and
neglected to have his witnesses here. He
believes the fence was ou his own farm and
not on a public highway.
His Lordship :—But even in defending hii
own property it would appear that he used
excessive violence. However, I shall permit
an adjournment until next assizes.
John Wilson was called to give bonds.
The Attorney General's deputy ordered the
Governor of the jay to bring in the prisoner
The Mayor, Senator Mclnnes, and Mr,
Jas. Cunningham walked into Court.
The Attorney General's deputy ."—May it
please your Lordship, I shall now read the
affidavit ofthe Mayor.
This is the substance of that document. "I
have been informed that steps have been taken to adjouru the trial of Rogers, and I
swear positively that the excitement in thr
city was caused by a desire on the part of
the citizen! to secure perfect justice, and I
believe the jury panel is composed of men
who are prep ed to give a verdict according
to the evidence."
The affidavit of James Cunningham M.
P. P., was read. Ho swears, that public
feeling was directed against the delay of jus*
t'ce. ami as the result of any hostile
feeling to the prisoner.
The affidavit of Senator Mclnnes was read.
He swears that the statements contained in
thn affidavit of Hubert Dickinson are tlie
Mr. McColl :—My Lord, I must refer to
the manner in which these affidavits have
been introduced iu this case. The Attorney
Generalarriv id here on Monday, he had full
opportunity to ascertain what was the state
of public opinion. He made no attempt to
meet by affidavit or by evidence the Applies
tion I made this morning for an adjournment. A member of the bar walks into
Court and asks permission to represent the
ciiisena. Ami BoW I aHk. will the Attorney
Generals deputy take tho responxibiHty of
putting forward these affidavits at thia hour
of the day * it is not the duty of a Senator,
a Mayor, or a member of the Provincial Parliament to prelum* to interfere in this rase.
It is, I say, my Lord* evidence of extreme audacity to oome forward and interfere between
justice and the prisoner. I say now, that if
this trial takes place here at this Assizes, it
will be fatal, as showing that citizens may in
futuro influence the Court aud interfere w ith
justice. 1 submit, my Lord, that the ar
niugement for adjournment to which the Attorney General's deputy agreed this porn*
iug, should be carried out. and that this case
should be adjourned.
The Attorney General's deputy :—I did
make enquiries, and 1 learned that the statements contained in ttie affidavit*) presented
by Mr. McColl could not be refuted.
His Lordship read copious extracts from
the law, to show why or why not an
adjournment should be granted. He then
said the articles read from the news
papers and the affidavits made by the
prisoner himself, and by others, appeared to be good evidence to show that it
was expedient the case should be
tried elsewhere. Could I, said his Lordship,
be satisfied after henring this testimony,
that the prisoner would have a fair
trial ? Hereafter, there should bo
no doubt that tho prisoner had a fair
trial. The only Alternative before me is to
adjourn the case until the next AsBizes at
Victoria. The words of the Act are very
clear, and the Crown will have to pay all reasonable expenses arising from this adjournment.
The business of the Court was over, and
the vast crowd retired in silence.
Branch Lines in the North West.—Th
monopoly clause iu the bargain made between the Canadian Government and the C.
P. R. Syndicate, by which the company are
given a bonus of land, of money, of exemption from customs dues on material, from
municipal taxation, und from competition
for twenty years, is evidently not in consonance with the views of the inhabitants of
that region. There are immense areas of
good agricultural land which cannot be developed without branch railroads, and to in
aure the prosperity of the territories, it is
necessary that these lines should be built
and controlled by companies independent of
the C. P. K, There is much agitation on
the subject at present, and the Edmonton
Bulletin, a small, but very ably conducted
paper, has the following to say in reference
thereto:— "What the North-West has a
right to and should demand, in the matter of
railways, is that all artificial bars to the ex-
teneion of lines should be removed by the removal of the monopoly and speoial privilege claua-j. of the syndicate bargain, and
then no special inducements in the way of
land grants would be required. For
if the Manitoba North-Western and
the Manitoba South - Western could
be built under the circumstances under
which they were there is nothing to induce
the belief "that were all restrictions removed
these and other railways would at least follow eettla-mw* with all necessary rapidity
I ii 1'iiMJHENriAL Cami-ais — Mak:a
Hatfix tiriufta Clsvslash ssn Pai
Uoamaer. -Ths Gaxos oi Nsw Vokk.
i oar own o irfsapcnd-»nt.)
Few Vork, Out 31, 18S4.
Presidential campaign is hawing u a
f rwh; hi/riY Beaven witb sll sincerity, be thanked. Thi* day veok we shall jI!
It now whole President, Blsine ■ i Cleveland
At present ws am ii urely going in convui
none of wild excitement* Such parades !
Such proces-ions ! BUcfa ImbeoUity ! Ai'n
ail, it R-'eius we have to v.i rattip some una,
and if ii..t Ood iu Church, why th**.- u
l'i. iri mtia] candidate u next in order. As
a general rule, bu>inesa men in the aggregate
are supposed to be gifted With a fan share ot
commou sense ; and yet aevente* n thousand
of them, including dry gogd-j BHUl, lewellrra,
grocei'-i, bunkers, hard wai e merchants, m
tact id! branches of tradi*, marched through
Broadway lenterdaymthe rain and mud and
■lush, getting their beautiful clothes spoiled,
itui lomeofthe venerable among tbem get*
tin.* "k ir '-death of colds," and all for who! I
that Blaine might eee them and apeak r
tbem. Why, it is my opinion it Is Btaim
should prooSSS and get wet and cold and
damp. But such is life in the United States
and this is a queer world anyway. The
democratic businessmen did the same thing
for Cleveland last week, end much good may
it do him and tbem. Blaine was invited to
a dinner at DelmonioOs last night, by the
millionaire". Gould was there, Field wsb
there, John Uoaeh was there, so was Sydney
Dillon, ind it is said $6X)0,{M)0,000 was represented ; still it was not a solid argument
in favor of protection, for it is protection
whioh enabled those men to build up audi
enormous fortunes—fortunes that may yet
be a source of danger tothe He-public.
1 suppo-e you have beard of Maria Hal-
pin. Your correspondent has ere now made
honorable mention of that lady, who is a
factor iu the campaign. You will remember
it is charged that Cleveland sent her to a lunatic asylum, ami i7tWr son to an orphan asylum. Well, the politicians have, ever since
the Opening of the campaign, been trying tu
■*jet hold of her to make a declaration. Of
Bourse, Maria is not now in a lunatic asylum;
sbe lives iu New Rochelle, twenty-five miles
from here, and 1 am bound to say in quite a
respectable way. Indeed, there is no stain
that is observable on her escutcheon, save
that left by Cleveland. Sbe had good advisers, evidently, for -die resisted all applications to make an affidavit, until yesterday,
when she came out in the papers charging
that Cleveland ruined her and then had her
incarcerated. I don't know how much money
the republicans gave her for thia affidavit, or
how much effect it will have on votes, but I
fancy it Will be somewhat damaging. Henry
Ward Beeoher is on the stump for Blaine.
Henry Ward Ueecher does not believe Ma
ria, but in this respect, at all events, hia testimony will not count for much, seeing his
own skirts are not altogether clear. The
general opinion is, that the contest will be
close whoever wins, but slight odds are given in favor of Blaine. The following pir-tty
good squib is circulating as a hit uj.,on Gro*
ver Cleveland's executive abilities:
Said Cleveland to Pat Morriisey, ere he gave
him htl short shrift,
"I never miss a chance to give au Irishman
a lift;"
Said Pat Morrissey to Cleveland in return for
the jolt,
"1 can safely premise you, I think, a blooming Irish bolt."
Fifty men were discharged from Hlackwell
lahnd prison yesterday, who had been sen
tenced from six to eighteen mouths, but who
had not served their terms out: indeed,
borne of them had served only a week. They
are, how-sver, good democrats, who could
not vote the straight ticket if confined in a
prison. And after all, as the dead are often
made to vote, why not tlie living, though
they are penitentiary birds ?
Whenever there is a lull in politics, or en
eitements fail, the tenement danger to New
York it trotted out. This shows that for
all their philanthropic pretensions, the Pharisees of New York press ami out of it care
very little for the poor. The tenement hon
sea of New York are not only a disgrace ro
the American metropolis but to civilization
at large. I have been through .London; have
done the Seven Dials, ami other famous pla-
■a, and can sately say the New York tone*
ant houses beat them hollow for squalor
and poverty, A commission is now sitting
on the tenement houses here, which of course
will do nothing.
Sir Moses Muiitefiore reached the agfl Ol
100 on Thursday last, and the event was
celebrated by the Jew a throughout the
world. The Jews of New York, who are
many aud opulent, made a holiday of the occasion. I like the Jews very much ; they
have many admirable traits of character,
they have suffered for their race and their
religion, but I do hope many of them will
ni t live to be as old as Sir Moses. If they
do there will ho little chance for a Christiau
iu this here world, aa they will manage to
Bcrnpe in every shekel in it; see what they
ara capable of accumulating in half a ceu-
tury aud tremble.
The New York press is at war with what
are known as the "gangs." There are a hundred of these gangs iu the city, who commit
murder about once a week and robberies
every night. They are organized, and defy
the police. They have their rendezvous in
some dark alleyway, whence they issue forth
on the stranger and the unwazy. to rob, and
perhaps murder him. There never yet has
Keen au earnest effort made to cope with
these ruffian3, but the danger from their operations is growing so imminent, that citizens declare if the police cannot deal with
them, vigilance committees which will, shall
be organized.
Louil Rial, tho Canadian half-breed who
created ao much trouble twelve years ago,
and gave Sir Garnet Wolseley the first opportunity of winning his spurs, is once more
creating disturbances in the West The hero
of Fort Garry, President of the Province Republic, who ran away after murdering
Thomas Scott, is engaged, inciting the half
breeds to insurrection. All mounted police
who can he spared, have been Bent to the
scene of the disturbance ; when they arrive,
Kiel will retire to Montana, whence he will
emerge again at the first opportunity. It is
hinted that Americans are at the bock of
Kiel, and that when affairs are ripe there will
be an invasion, and the county oecupied, as
was Texas.
The emigration from Europe to America
has fallen off very considerably, for although
there are still a good many entering through
Castle Garden, the number is not half what
it waa this time lost year.
It is suggested in Canada, that an eddre*s
be presented to Lord Dufferin, congratulating
him on his appointment at Governor General
of India.
President Arthur will, it is thought, be
elected to the Senate from a New York district.
John  Kmpto*., Who a CoMXJU]  Ovj-.k to
IfSfT M'J.UVAN.  Willi*, HToOSjf
Bssdoi '.
"i lu   i I'bl .'IhihI suv  s
naii-.'o      * •   ui -t  i, r   £100 ban juat
thi   tl4 ''.vy -weight
hsinmoosJobfl Knif'ouand rToolf Besnmir
fan   *1.   ■ ii.: ii-!. to bin _' -H.hu   Knifton to
ntry and bai i bim i toe tf-ubn .'.. Sul-
iivtiu.    Tbe contest  w-i-  fonjdt!  und*-* th«
Qaeenebsrry rub*e     Wool! BeiMloffuswe-U-
2] )  iri ■ ..  0 r at  I0|   incua*:
i.i.-'i, and  .*.-■ *     \:r tn tutaa,     ICniftoo   is
-   old, r-iu K B high, and
I   i      i-i. rUchmood rrasoLe--
i*u rsterea,      iiei-J d' wo**  h.okod after by
Hi tu, i itle Jem olt\    attended to
Kj.iftoii     Both men tpneai-ed to be u  tbs
beat 'i oonditiou, though Bendofl looked
I'"' en 1. Tbie waa s hot bout Knifton
apuesred slow, and BsnoVffdodgedUebeav*y
dettveriea. When about half the ruund was
over KniltOh wa;. very Ws*k and nearly
am-eked ont Re recovered surprisingly,
u I tbi blows fell think ui.d bet,
ind the insn mulus to Lines fighting,
llofKUg.. hewdofl fought gamelv. send-
ng . i straight hit and right bsndara on
juiiftons faee, which began to look flushed.
Knifton played a regular tattoo on Belidoffa
ribs and chest. A fuul was clainn*d by Bon-
dofTe eeoond, but It was nut allowud.
HOCKU ».-- both men sparred warily tfata
tine, 1 -oklng I »r an opening. Knifton led
jtf, but liendoil oonotered handsomely ou
Knifton'a faee. Both men, after exchanging
blows, -tff.-iiH*-! very weak, but Knifton was
the stronger.
PiOOvn 4.-- Bendotl surprised everybody
by going right tu work and countering heavilyon Knit ton's jaw twice with his left.
Knl/ton showed aoon tbat be had the fight
well U) band, and a scene of indescribable
Lionfo-fion ensued. BendotTl friends threatening to break into the ring at every blow er*
changed, At the end of the rouud it woe
evident that Bend iffwas a h-esten man.
ROUND 5.—BeudofT came up again, very
a/eak. He ran in and hugged and clinched
Knifton, and when the rouud was ended ho
fell down iu a heap on the floor.
The next five rounds were all iu favor of
Knifton, At the eud of of the tenth round,
Bendoffgave up the battle, and Knifton was
declared the winner.
Tlie French man-of war Triomphaute has
sailed from Saigon (Cochin China) for Ke-
lung to join Admiral Courbet's  fleet.
Two cruisers and five gunboats have betn
ordered to prepare to sail from Toulon immediately for China.
The Journal det Dehatx denies that France
is legally at war with China, It contends,
therefore, thst England has no reason to forbid  French vessels   to   revictual   at Hong
Chinese advices say that the blocking of
the Woosung Kiver, on which Shanghai
irands, and the massing of troops in the vicinity of Shanghai and Pekin are still going
Advices via Shanghai say that, despite the
blockade, two steamers have landed Chinese
troops and war munitions at Tai-Wan, ou
he southwest coastj of Formosa. The Chinese fleet, which has l>een anchored in the
river Ynug-Tsi, has been ordered to proceed
to Formosa to succor the Chinese Commander Lin.
Lord Ronald Sutherland Oower is charged
with having thrashed a sentinel at St.
James's Palace with a walking stick in
punishment for same alleged impertinence.
A complaint was lodged and a summons has
been issued against his lordship.
It is reported that orders have been Bent
to Admiral Courbet to exercise, in the block-
ad" of the island of Formosa, the smallest
offensive measures possible with respect to
trading vessels, to avoid making seizures, and
only make the blockade effective in preventing communications with the ports of the
The municipal authorities of Limerick, by
a vote of 27 to 5, have decided to persist in
their refusal to pay the tax assesed by the
Government for extra police service. Considerable excitement prevails there, and it
is expected that certain members of the
Corporation will be arrested.
Iu consequence of the remarks of Mr.
Gladstone, the Irish party has determined
to raise the home rule question before the
close of the debate upon the address in reply
to the speech from the throne.
A heavy division of mounted infantry has
arrived at Assouan. Rumors are current
here that Khartoum has fallen into the hands
of the rein Is. They probably emanate from
Zebebr Pasha's people. The Government
has heard nothing ot tho kind.
It has been discovered that Scott, the
missing ch rk of the Merchants' Bank, stolu
an express package containing $4000. The
bank Is '-(■cured by a guarantee company.
James O'Kelly. member of Parliament for
Roscommon, will retire from Parliament at
the end of the present session and go to the
United States to engage in journalistic pursuit--.
llu agitation among the Skye Croftera is
Increasing. A drcuUr has been distributed
urginp t! in to out the telegraphs, burn the
-ii toting lodges, poison thu deer, and adopt
den rate means -if defence.
The Duke of Cumberland is going to Kngland to take up htl permanent residence. He
has received an intimation that his preBenco
in Gmunden (upper Austria) is not agreeable
tothe Austrian Government, as the Emperor Francis Joseph desires to avoid any
offence to Cermany.
The election for members of the Second
Chamber of the states General has resulted
at The Hague in the -eturn of the present
Liberal members by immense majorities.
The returns from the provinces, however, are
as yet incomplete.
The Governments of Spain and Portugal
have combined to oppose the right of the
Berlin Conference to deal with the territorial
claims of Portugal in the Lower Congo.
Should the Conference persist in discussing
the question of her claims iu that country
the Spanish and Portugese envoys will withdraw from that body.
An official of the Kababbish (Arab) tribe
says that Gen. Gordon recently repulsed an
attack by the Mahdi's troops on Amderman,
opposite the city. This telegram dispels the
uneasiness arising from the absence of news.
It is rumored that the rebels have captured
an English reconnoitering party, which was
mounted on dromedaries, south of Dongola.
The defect in tbe commissariat department
is owing to the difficulty in making the portages of the Nile so as to avoid the cataracts.
This will cause the postponement of the
main advance from Wady Haifa until the
middle of December.
A German engineer named Fisher bas
made an important discovery in aeronautics
by which he is enabled to condense or expand the gas in a balloon. Tbe agent be
employs is compressed carbonic acid, with
the help of which he can ascend or descend
at pleasure. The perpendicular movement
puts it in the power of the aeronaut to go up
or down until he finds a current of air moving in the horizontal direction he wishes.
Military critics attribute great importance
to this discovery, because in time of war a
balloon will be able to reach the enemy's
territory and ascend again without requiring
a fresh supply of gas.
Public Meeting.—A public meeting under the auspices of the Literary Society, will
be held at the Temperance Hall this (Saturday) evening, and 7:30, o'clock. All are invited, but a special invitation is extended to
the ladies, as, without their help, tbe gentlemen composing tho Society feel that their
effort will avail hut little. Wo hops to aeo a
Urge attendance of bctt sexes.
-si s-^ ir
RioM fit,, New Westminster
OeaotaeenTere aad Dmtar* tt.
all kinds ol
Rouh & Dressed
Orders from the Country
Promptly Filled.
•f quantity and cost of material for
building   carefully   prepared
free of charge.
Brain-Edged Flooring
A- MENNIE   -   -   -   Agent
"Cownist" Bchlmmu,
Govermuent St.,  *   Victor i, B. C.
Steinway Pianos.
Kirkman Pianos,
Chickering Pianos,
Rainer Pianos,
f. CELL k Ctt.'S 01Uii\s.
To Briekmakers, Woolen
Manufacturers and others.
most beautiful spots in the Province,
there ara inexhaustible beds of clay, well
adapted for the manufacture of bricks.
There it plenty of water power to drive a
mill, and any quantity of fuel to burn the
bricks. For a Woolen Mill the Island is
well adapted; the streams aro copious
throughout the year, and there is plenty of
power to drive machinery. Tho harbor is
excellent and land-locked, so that no wind
has any effect on shipping lying in tho harbor.
For particulars apply at
IH.Sim. K. E. B.iio
Rea    Estate   Brokers,
•UmiMs St., Opputii' rrxtfafto ,
ont.  Wswnmsm, B. e.
Farm  for Sale !
containing 180 acres, mor«  or lest, of
open, prairie land.
This farm adjoins tht railway immeri.'tely
aeit to the station and tha end of the bridge
at Ptt* Biver, and must be very raluable in
a short time.
tW Sufficient cattle may be had to stock
the farm if required.   Apply to
Vim ttUroT,
An K'-jli-h pliyeicau thinki that bicycling
may prove injuriuu&if she fasht'-u oi small
tt-i-Mle-j ami Itii,-.- ulieels, invu v'm% M inueh
pressure on the perineum, bt pt-n-i-jte*.* in.
It is asserted thnt almut a thirl uf the
banking done iu the *oil-l is dune in t!ie
Hi itisii tupift,
laitUkm fur and ratskin slipp rs .-irea Ut*
Loud in   frtak.   only   th-   ttu   abou-'   tli
haaoobti ts utad, Um rawalndtr   bssttf  too
thin.    Four nt.-- an* rtqvtnd for   a   slipper
aud sixty for a neck nkaOfe
I>r. De*L*hampa ss*>erU th.it tho nut-robe of
scarlet fevei is a l-aciHus. shaped like a hair
with a long iwtUisU ■''• tht OPfOt p**rt. It
reproiiuees rapi.Ily. but \* easily killud by alt
tha leadiiwdisinfuctants, particularly by the
Dew cUemlcsl, thymol.
Nearly all the leading ale and beer breweries in this district either own or ae
connected with stock farms, to which they
send their spent grain and swill. One brew
er has a farm on which there are 70 cows,
200 swine, and 50 horses. Tne animals are
said to thrive well.
The British (Jovernment will, immediotil*'
ontbemeotingof Parliament, introduce a b' '
creating a Necr-'tsry for Scotland. The Earl
of DalhoQisc wiil bs the first. Both the Kn
of Rosebury and the Karl of Fife declined
the otTice during Mr. Gladstone's recent visit
ti Sootland.
Journalism la In a flourishing condition in
the litt'o kingdom of Greece. At this moment there are 122 printing houses, which
produce'snnually about 1,000 different worke.
Nearly every village hns its newspaper. In
Athens there are fifty-four political papers.
Tbe correspondent of a London paper alludes tn the terrible dearth of milk in many districts. All is sent up to London and the
poor can get none. In one village in south*
west Kngland milk not long ago was only
sold on the production of a medical certi-
i* ss to its necessity.
The eminent botanist De Cindollt gave
the age of an elm at 335 years. The ages
of some palms have been set down at from
600 to 700 years; that of an olivo tree at
700, of a plane tree st 620, of a
cedar at 800, of an oak at l,fi00. at a yew at
2,880, of a taxodiuin at 4,000 and of a baobab
tree at 5,000.
UKtotlc Beige saya that tho Society of
Jesus Includes a number of laymen, known as
"Jesuits of the short robe," whose business it
is to do the work of the society in civil life.
Of thia number are four out of seven mem-
bersof the present Cabinet. They are affiliated to the Society, and have taken tbe oath
imposed by its rules.
Dr. Macleod, the Queen's Chaplain at P.almond, writes that there was au old, invalid
man on Tweedside who was tonded by a
faithful maid servant. Like many persons
in his condition he was always anticipating
his own speedy demise. "I'm thinking,
Nancy," he said one dav, "that it oanna be
lang noo. I feel as if this verm nicht the
end wnd cam." "Indeed, laird," said the
attendant, "If it were the Lord's will it
wad be real convenient, for the coo's gaen to
calve, and I dinna weel see hoo I am to tend
on ye baith.
M. Bochamps lately contended before tbe
French Academy thnt the human system
"manufactures" alcohol, nnd a colleague—M.
Gail tier—said decidedly that alcohol oft**ii
presents itself physiologically or normally in the animal economy without Introduction of eutrar or other fermentable substance. The late researches of Perrin and
Dujardin-Beaumctz aro considered as having
fully demonstrated this fact, which is not
unlikely to have a marked effect in questions
concerning legal medicine.
Snnrtay theatricals are tolerated by law in
five of the principal cities of the United
States. They are San Francisco, Cinclnatti,
St. Louis, New Orleans, and Chicago.
There aro eleven regular'Jicatres in Chicago,
tosav nothing of museums, panoramas, concert halls nnd other resorts. If there Ik any
difference to be found in them on Sundav
his it is that tbe lights are brighter and
the fun more uproarious. It Is the custom
to give during tbe week eight performance*
and with sunday it runs np to nine. T i
some theatres a matinoo Is given on Sun1
The sandwich man advertisment Is little
used here, though In London it is the great
go. There he may be seen moving along the
Strand, disguised in antique armor and
adulterated gin, tiring the ; ublio bv his
glittering helmet and nodding crest with a
fierce desire to see "Clnudian:" or again he
shoves along tno Curbe at Cheapsido in the
discreet cap and gown ofthe monthly Hurts.
bearing a dummy infant on each arm. and
reminding man ami a womankind that the
Twins" hln full season at the Olympic; or
The Babes" heads the programme at
Toole's. We have ucarculy reached this
delicate perfection yet.
Capt. Coatowltz, the Russian aeronaut, is
quite confident that he has solved the pro*
blem of steering a balloon which is beiug
constructed at St, Petersburg. It is of the
shape of a huge cigar, driven bv a screw,
but it la also provided with sails. The Inventor calculates that his air ship will be able
to make 160 miles an hour with an equipage
of 15 men, 10,000 pounds ballast and an engine of 50*horse power. The whole balloon
with its Apnurtennnce*. will bt 200 feet long
and 80 feet high, and will probably make its
first excursion from St, Petersburg in a few
Mr. Gladstone generally dresses plainly,
bnt, likethe aloo blooms nnccin tho hundred years or sn. When that event occurs
the splendor of hiablossomingcallsfordotnil-
ed record. On his first drive into Edinburgh
from Dilmeny—the morning was bright and
sunny — he flashed upon the town like a ray
of light, and sat among his sombre compan
ions like a bird of piradisc in an aviary of
jackdaws, clothed, like Tennyson's party in
the pool, "in white flamite," or what might
have been a coat of that material ; his waistcoat was also white, his trousers a lovely
lavender, his tie the hue of the pale primrose,
while in his buttonhole he sported a rose
larger than a cauliflower, bnt leas in Bize
than a drumhead cabbage. Add to this a
hat of veritable white, not the dubious drab
which is the common wear, hut as white ^s
whitewash, and you have the figure whioh
showed in the Scotch capital as the sun in
Turner's sea pieces shows from surrounding
There are a great number of anecdotss
about Gen. Skobeleff, which bave become
legendary in the Russian army, and there
are a much greater number about the Russian
Jews which circulate through all classes of
Russian society. The following story, which
is of interest both for the admirers of the
"White General" and the haters of the
Russian Jew, was revived when Prince Bismarck, as a sign of special distinction, received the cross Pour le Merite. Skobeleff.
so goes the story, was working one evening
in nil tent near the Danube, or near a pond,
when a Turkish l>omb dropped at the three-
bold of the tent. The General had just time
to see the sentinel outside stoop down and
phlegmatically throw tbe shell into the
water. Skobeleff approached the soldier
and said, "Do you know that yon have
saved my life?" "I bave done my best, General." **Very well: which would you rather
have, the St. George's Cross or 100 roubles?"
The sentinel was a Jew with a fine Semitic
profile. He hesitated a moment and then
said, "What is the value of the St. George's
Croat, my General?" "What do yon mean?
The cross itself is of no value, it may be worth
fire roubles perhaps, but it is an honor to
possess it." Well, my General," calmly said
the soldier, "If it is like that, give me 96 roa*
> Met aad She crest of St. George.
During tbe hist ten years Italy has ex*
pened une hundred million dollars on mounter war vebsels.
Since the cholera appeared in Italy laat
■WIBffWr to the 1st of October when its violence abated, 19,762 cases aud 11,824 death's
ftom 1S63 to J8S3 the lottery players
tuimd into the Royal Ittiiau Treasury two
hundred and seventy-five millions of dollars.
Count favour used to call the lottery "the
tax ou fools."
Italy proposes toadopt gold as ita
Omty unit. Since letti'iiption its specie
circulation has not been lar^e, only one-
seventh luring iu silver, as required for small
Stoke Park, at the vlll e of Stoke Poges,
Buckinghamshire, the church of which, immortalized by the poet Gray, stands within
the grounds, has been offered for sale In England.
A Swiss mount*1 >eer hu made a bet with
a wealthy Euglishman that hecan make the
tour of Europe on foot, visiting every separate
country, inside of twelve mouths, to start
on Jan. 1, 1SS5. The wager is for a thousaud
founds, with expenses.
An I tuli:.n Admiral hat invented a shran-
uel shell for tbe 100 ton guns* at thirty yards
from tbe cannon's mouth it burst, throwing
forward seveuty-five smaller projectiles,
which in turn burst, strewing in tanshape a
thick shower of balls und fragments with
terribly destructive effect.
An excessively bard winter, f:ora a business and financial p iut of view, is looked
for through southern Europe, owing to the
cholera and failure of crops. The curtailment and s ation in trade are corn
plained of a*> v i rtlleled in central and nor '
Europe, with uo immediate prospect of relief
iu view.
Preparation of tbe drug known as coca
have beeu used somewhat largely by physi-
cans asexhila-auts. It is stated, however,
that the crude article has become so poor iu
juality tbat the real strength of the maunfac
tuied one is uucertaiu; so its place has been
supplied by   a preparation of tea, and   the
fluid extract of tea" may be found on tbe
list of a uia--ufactuang chemist. It would
seem stiau^e to us at first to send the family
teapot to the junk sho i and watch our
wives as tbey held a tiny vial over a cup of
hotwiter and asked us'bow many drops
we would have."
The oldest and most celebrated dealer io
wild animals iu the world, Mr. Bernhardt
Kohn died inKast'aat tht bt inuiug of
Augubt last, in his 72d year. Mt. Kuliu was
the turn to import animals into Kurope
di vo« from Nubia. Quite lately he had
procured a largo number of giraffes, lions,
antelopes, ostriches, monkeys, Ac, sud had
them brought to Kaasala. For tight months
Kasuata bus been besieged by the adherents
of the Mahdi, und, since thu death
of Mr. Kohn the Mudir of Taka
bus been iu great en.barruss.ucut
what to do with all tbe animals. It w
thought probable that they would bu slau h-
♦•eretf by the inhabitants, who were sai J to
be in danger of famine.
Tntat cjlcbrations huve recently boen
held iu different parts of i'rance if) honor of
three Frenchmen, distinguished in very
different lines. At JJuurg there wus the inauguration of a statue of Oen. Joubert, who
played uo brilliant but short a part in wars
of the lirst   republic.    lie was   placed   by
eyes iu cutr uaiid of thu   army   in   Italy,
d wus killed attlie battle of Novi. 'i'he other
two celebrations were bicentenaries—one at
Rouen in honor of Corneillo, who was boru
there, uud the other at Valenciennes iu
honor of Wutteuu. The painter bas only u
Btatuc, tho poet hud uu eluborate fete. All
th-ue celebrations were mure or lciu otticial,
a reprcseutive of tho Government buiugpres
cut at each of tbem.
Thu Progrest Medical describe-* two new
Oriental poisons, both of which cause death
by arresting thu heart's acti >u. One of
them Domes from Borneo, und is iu arrow
poison. Almost all tliat sciuutisls yet know
of it lies in the number of unfortunate
dogs they have destroyed huddetily with it.
Of thu other poiaou it is stated t.mt au animal of medium size wounded with un arrow
wh se puiut bad boen imbued with it, would
makeoiie hound uiidtlieufullbackdead. liven
un elephant ■• ill succumb to its - Hue-.*, after
ruuuuig halt a mile or so. Thu composition
of the poiBon is u >t yet known, as it is kept
secret by the Mois, from whom a tptoiintn
was obtained by subtorfugu. The tubtttUOt
is said to bo iuuocuuus when Ukuu into thu
.Nurbo'ine, Pruncu, was lately the scene of
au attempted burglary aa exciting us even
the neighborhood of New York bas e..pcii-
enccd. liuviug leu)ntd thai tbo mansion ol
an old Miss Subcrby was to be catered ou a
cortuiu night t-lu Chief uf Police aud several
oibcers were ready to receive the visitors.
At 11 tin cu Spaniards forced the trout door,
usutuded to Miss Subu.'hy s room, uud, unable to get in, went down stairs tor imple
meuts. A dead t leiico reassured them, aud
presently tbey had pushed back lhe bolt of
the lady's room. The noise this made
seemed somewhat to alarm them. Tbe Chief
leenled that bis tune had como and
whi-tlcd. The Spaniards rushed toward
tbe stairs uiid firud ruvolvors. but tho police
dodged the shots und followed thu shooters,
A terrific strugglu then took place. One
policeman got a bullet in his buck another
four gashes in his thigh. But tbe thieves
win' soon bound.
The Arlbtrg Railway fro*n Iuutbruck to
Bregenz on the Lake of Constance was formally inaugurated on Sept. 'JO by the Kmperor Francis Joseph. The passage through
the great tunnel occupied twenty minutes.
Tbo uir was fairly pure, owing togoudveuti-
Istion. '. ho tunnel is the third longest in
the World, being only surpa ,sed by those of
St. Gothard and Mont Cenis. 1. is 10,270
metres, yet its construction occupied only
two years, while the St. Gothard, which is
14,980 metres in length, required eight years,
aud Mont Cenis, ld,4C0 metres, fourteen
years. The Arlberg tunnel is the first bore
through the Alps in the direction from east
to west.
The death of Mme. Calihava, a lady
whose attempt to discover hidden treasures
in the Chu/ch of St. Dennis raised a lau-li
some time ago against the French authorities
who authorized her explorations, has just
been announced. She hud aome to believe,
ou the strength of a dream, that vast trea
aures wore buried somewhere in the crypt
of the ancient cathedral, and she professed
to be able to discover the exact spot by
me;1 ns of a magic wand in her possesion. The
excavations which she proposed were
authorized by the French authorities. Mme
Calihava went to work with a wiil, and in
a short time she had seriously imperilled a
portion of tbe foundation of the building
without discovering anything. The dean
of tbe chapter at length interfered, and the
silly procceudings of the sorceress were put
an end to; but not till a great deal of money
had been spent, and a great deal of mischief
bad been done.
During tbe siege of Paris hippophagy was
a matter of necessity; indeed toward the
concluding months horse meat had become
a luxury unattainable by the vast mass of
the population. Since 1871 the consumption
of horse flesh has gone on stesd'ly increasing. In 1^7'-the number nf horses slaughtered for food in Paris was 4,082. Ten years
later the consumption had more than doubled
In .883 Paris ate 9,485 horses 307 asses, and
40 mules, or not far short of five million
pounds weight of horse, asa, and mule meat.
The explanation of t ns increase is, of course,
she high price of beef and mutton in thi
French capital. While the artisan can
purchase a horse steak at less than sixpence
a pound, he haa to pay three times aa much
for a cut of beef or mutton. Among the
hippophagists of Paris the flesh of tbe ass
and the mule is esteemed even more highly
than that of the hoist, those delicaoiet fetching a price fifteen to twenty par cent high
fort :M:oor>"X".
WUvf    I V«sj1F IT'V has no-v completed tii * bar and
»» l"l« 1 'illjEil Uillianl I'uuiu,—the lat.er tlie Hamluniieit Koom
ui the Proviuce, fuinisl -il wiih the tinest CAROM mil POCKET TABLES ever iiujioi ted.
Tbe BAH will be provided witb the belt of
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
THK RESTAURANT iinow opi-n to tin- puMic; it is conducted on the most
modem improved principles by a iirst-clauH Cook.
WILLIAM INSLEY, ....       Pkopbieto*.
P. T. Johnston & Co.,
(Successors to Mitchell A Joiinstox)
Nurserymen & Florists
Cunniflgliara & Co., lias. McDonough, and James Wise,
IVPriced Catalogue of Nursery Stock, Seed tud Greenhouse Plants,  tent pott  free
on ippliestinn.
The  London House,
OF*. 3?*. ^TI3X_.SOT>ar,     DLProiprletor
A Large axii Well-absoiited Stock op
Groceries, Provisions. Dry Goods, Boots  & Shoes,
AMERICA," of Montreal.
R.  B.
KELLY.       -      -     -~ -
announcing thnt tlio House in now completed witli every convenience for tho traveling public THE TABLES are well supplied witli
every article in season, and THE B All in provided with a well-selected
Stock of
THE BEDS are well aired, and THE STABLING is extensive
and the best of Feed always ready for Horses.
It may be well to remind visitors that this Hotel is within a few-
minutes walk of the Railway Wharf and Station, and just at the
Terminus of the New Road, now in course of construction.
GUESTS may depend on receiving every attention and a hearty
weloome from the undersigned, whose long experience is a guarantee
of everything being comfortable and satisfactory.
J. T. SCOTT, Manager.
thtt be ii comtsi 'ly noeiving from Europe shipments of chniet
Wines,    Spirits,    Liqueurs,
London and Dublin Stout,
Of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and late of Kansas City, U. 8.,
New Westminster and vicini ty that he has opened a First-Class
Periodical Establishment!
Aad hopes by strict attention to business and courtesy,  to merit
a share of the public patronage.
BOOKS,    PERIODICALS,    MUSIC,   &o.,   Ac,
Imported to Order.
is smlubl. nl p.ln.bl. ta»l< It dl mm. rA wmk Hi«rUim . •ATOOsT.—«*B«h« (WIT srlt*
•»i d.n>H,. tse-simili ef Btron Litsitr'i Mgnt>
•if tSTTVSl '.1!^!"n^!Xi 2£Z' ?*■" fii**»«Wil."t*wt i» Blue Ink urtN Itbtl. Tht.
■"eVtl S§4MWtS4Al rTt$t%. mA4t\^Str%, MWtetStX jVfftfspfMl s/fVTttfPltsM, 4W4}, itsn**ft*4iMi       \t\      titmmi.
dirt *M*io*si  tbtap nd
It. t* M «< .11 Wimihiiii, limn, >a4 fftnilm.
MsMtAstm., far Owl. .»< ll. V.IM USh /wbcUuls <■
*astn»i»    I I    III   Hi    I sum ,11 lllj nisi
ry. twits;  tt
iafcritr  n*-
•ti*.**»jai hsiM ia tfct Tfarks*
■■•■■■ ■     ■ ** ......
This Oreat Household Kit
cine ranks among the
ing necessaries ol Lile.
These famous Pills purify ih* ItLGfJ
and act mo»l poneifully, yel .ooiluu, f
on the
iml   BOWELS,  Kl.lrig   tune,   euer.-i,   „l
iii;oi lo ilieae ureit  MaIN   BPHIX'js of
[,1>E.    Tin* .re conattntl* rtr*1itiiii.tii).a j
> ut.er (ailing r uii-dy iu nil irar» wn.r. i
coniritoneii, Irom   wbnte.rr cult", hu
90mtimrsjlrtd srwesbm d.    Tbey r-
der'tillf efucimioiiH in ill  mlnietu.  i
to Ktfiiiitli'R ol tillages; ind   sp „ I
FAMILY MKDICIXE. kit uu.nrri..,,:!
Its searching and Healinr]
Properties sro knowj
throughout the Worid.
Kor lh* cure of HA L) LECJS, Bad bit>J
Old Wounds, Sores and Ulcerti
ll i" in n'allible remedy. Il rfletiuill. nil
lire un 11 neck and el est, hi snU into i,.>i|
n Cuies Ml EIHltOsT, Uruiicbitii. loj
CougliS. snd even AM II1IA. >tr lilano.J
-we.liutis, Itn*««..,, I'll,-., FimuIsb,
.■iide.er. kid of HUN IUSEA~E,  ii ,,£
ne.rr llren llluwil III full,
1b» Tills md Un,tinmt tr. MsiiiiIbci n|
•••ilr •■
G33 0X-ult.il STKr'.ET   LONDON
.ndnr» «o d by nl ». udom ol Midi iui
i|.roi.(;lioiii ilii-eivili/id *w Id, witli dlrei in|
lur QM   ll n limit i vt>,y   uligiiMije.
lb.'    Tr.,de Mints of tllShC Mrdicin, .
i-'L'isl' ied   i wwt.     Ueurr,    in.    «■I
ihr"ii)jliiini lb.- iliinal, l'oh-ts-loii. « o nil
Keip the Ameriri'U I'onni.r rit» to- ss t, »'|
'it prusecultd.
tJrrnrchaRP's abo»l rook to lb- l.ilL
■in ilie ran snd Muxes. Il tbi iddrrs. iairll
>33, Oilord Ktrtel, l.oiid.u. tbey lit rapnrlI
lieB K IlltOrU-).,
Rough and iJreaHod
Port  Moody
Keeps constantly nn html s
stock of first-class
Veal and  Pori
Corn'd Beef, Etc.1
Fresh Vegetables
Soda-water MannfactoH
CINITY with Soda-wtter (plsi"^
iweet), Ginger Beer, Olnger Ale, Su"
rills;   Lemon,   Kiipberry,   tnd   ill
Syrups i Essence of (linger; Cock-tail
tn res, etc.
Or dim   rfton  thi Covvnxt  Cs»r!
New Fall^GroodslI
Wm. EL80N,
The Cash Tailoi
Lnron Sijc sM.Nnr Wiswrffli*
Uu ojea«i out bit FALL STOCK, «** ]
now prepared to ei*coU erdtm    ■ I
ej^-msmrxtitt (feiarW*


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